Braves: Spencer Strider’s next start pushed back due to oblique injury

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Following his historic performance on Sunday in which he broke Randy Johnson‘s record for the fastest pitcher in MLB history to 200 strikeouts, Spencer Strider‘s next start will be moved back a few days due to an oblique injury.

As Bowman states, Elder will start tomorrow against the Nationals, allowing Fried to start against the Phillies and then again against the Mets.

I’m not here to say Spencer Strider’s oblique injury is fake. I doubt they would call it that if he wasn’t feeling some soreness, but this sure does seem like the Braves are lining up their rotation for their critical upcoming series with the Mets at the end of the month. They would love to have Fried, Strider, and Wright start those three games at Truist Park against New York, and I imagine that will be the case, providing this issue with Strider is nothing serious, which it doesn’t appear to be. Mark Bowman also said that Strider will continue to throw; the Braves are just being cautious.

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