Braves have plenty to look forward to with returns of Eddie Rosario and Tyler Matzek

Rosario and Matzkek played key roles in Braves run to 2021 World Series title

The Atlanta Braves (41-30) are set to begin one of their biggest regular season series in franchise history when they welcome the LA Dodgers (43-25) to Truist Park for a three game weekend series (June 24-26).

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The Braves have been playing superb baseball since the calendar turned to June and have made up four games in the standings on the NY Mets.

The remarkable run the Braves have been on can be considered even more impressive when you factor in that the Braves are still not playing with the entire roster manager Brian Snitker envisioned having available to him when the season first began back in April.

Is it farfetched to envision this Braves team playing any better than they have been over the last 20 plus contests, but with 2021 NLCS MVP Eddie Rosario and the steady bullpen arm of Tyler Matzek possibly on schedule to return to the ballclub before or shortly after the July All Star Break, the Braves could definitely still have another level to reach.

Grant McCauley told The Morning Show with John and Hugh that he expects both Rosario and Matzek to begin rehab assignments in Florida very soon.

“Eddie will need about three weeks once he sees some live at bats in Florida” commented Grant on Rosario’s expected timetable.

However, Grant said that Matzek may need a little more time, when he said, “I don’t know if he has gotten onto a mound yet” about where Matzek could be in his process to return to the club.

Bottom line, the Braves will have a big bat and strong arm returning to the roster when Rosario and Matzek are ready, which could be a major factor in the course of catching the Mets for the NL East title.

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