On Thursday Andy & Randy reacted to Jake Odorizzi’s start last night for the Atlanta Braves against the Washington Nationals. Odorizzi only pitched 3.2 innings, giving up 1 run while walking 3 and giving up 4 hits in a game the Braves lost 3-2 in extra innings.
“Odorizzi wasn’t any good and it wasn’t like a disaster but it was what he is,” Andy stated about Odorizzi’s performance against the Nationals last night.
“It just puts you behind the 8-ball when you have a guy like Jake Odorizzi on the mound. Now you are not going to have to deal with that in the playoffs. I highly doubt he would make the playoff roster. There is no reason to have put a guy like on the mound in the playoffs but he may have to pitch against the Marlins and that’s not great,” Andy added.
Randy then talked about how Ian Anderson, Mike Soroka & Spencer Strider not being available leaves the Braves in the spot they find themselves in now having to lean on a guy like Odorizzi.
Since Odorizzi was traded to the Braves earlier this season he has struggled quite a bit. On the season for the just the Braves Odorizzi is 1-3 with a 5.66 ERA and 1.67 WHIP.
The Braves are currently 1 game back in the NL East from the New York Mets who they host for a 3 game series at Truist Park this weekend. Friday’s starting pitching matchup features aces Max Fried and Jacob deGrom.
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