Braves top prospects provide excitement in loss to Blue Jays

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There wasn’t too much to like about the Braves’ third spring training game against the Blue Jays. Atlanta was able to jump on Toronto early with three runs in the first but failed to score the rest of the contest and dropped their second straight game.

All the positives came in the first inning, when the Braves top two prospects — Cristian Pache and Drew Waters — put together back-to-back singles, driving in all three runs. For both players, it was their only hit of the game, though they did execute a double steal.

Following the Braves brief offensive onslaught in the first, Fried wasn’t able to put together a shutdown inning in his first start of the spring. He walked two, gave up three hits and three runs while recording just one out before Snitker pulled the plug.

The Braves failed to cross the plate the remainder of the game, and Dansby Swanson was the only player with more than one hit, smacking two singles.

Atlanta’s #3 prospect, Ian Anderson, entered the game in the third inning for the first time this spring, and it wasn’t the debut he was hoping for. There was a lot of rust, as he walked two and gave up two hits, resulting in one run and the lead. It could have been a lot worse had ┬áVladimir Guerrero Jr. not been gun down at the plate for the second out of the inning.

After that, the game was extremely uneventful, as neither team recorded a run. The Braves will continue their spring training schedule tomorrow at home against the Twins. Mike Foltynewicz is expected to start for Atlanta.

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