Braves: Sean Murphy appears to have avoided serious injury

Braves Sean Murphy

Last night, the Braves looked a bit like the Braves the league has become accustomed to over the last seven years. Max Fried was brilliant once again, setting a career-high in strikeouts with 13 of them over seven innings, and the offense hung a couple of crooked numbers on the board. Led by Ozzie Albies, whose three-run homer catapulted the Braves into the lead.

However, the top of the ninth inning brought about a scare that has become an all too familiar feeling for this team. With two outs, Sean Murphy stepped up to the plate and took a fastball off of his tricep.

If you’re going to get hit, that’s not the worst spot for it to happen, at least one would think. However, Sean Murphy would have to leave the game after the trainer came out, and this was the visual.


That is gruesome, and it just seems like the Braves luck this season when it comes to injuries. Sean Murphy recently returned to the lineup last week, and something like this happens with two outs in the ninth inning and the game well in hand. That’s the way the season has gone to this point, but it looks like the worst might have been avoided.

Sean Murphy talked about the injury after the game, saying it’s “just a big, gross lump.”

We’ll know more about the issue later today, but Murphy might be able to avoid an IL stint, which is huge for the team and for him. He’s only played in seven games this season after missing nearly two months with an oblique injury. Consistent at-bats are the only thing that will get him going offensively, and the Braves desperately need him at his best with Ronald Acuña Jr. out for the season.

Photo: Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire

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