The Braves hosted their first intrasquad scrimmage today, which was broadcast live on their Youtube channel. But it was just a nosebleed view of the game with no sound, so I don’t blame you if you didn’t watch. But for a baseball nut like me… IT WAS BASEBALL.
There wasn’t too much excitement, outside of an Adam Duvall opposite-field bomb, and the fact that both Max Fried and Mike Soroka looked sharp. Ozzie Albies also appeared ready for Opening Day, but the rest of the bats were a little rusty, which is to be expected after such a long layoff.
After the scrimmage, manager Brian Snitker was available for an interview, where he said that no exhibition games with any other organizations are scheduled as of now.
Brian Snitker said #Braves have yet to make plans to play any exhibition games against another club prior to Opening Day.
— Grant McAuley (@grantmcauley) July 8, 2020
Hopefully, that will change in the coming days. You’d like the Braves to get in at least a couple of games as a team before embarking on a 60-game sprint that will be over in the blink of an eye. However, it shouldn’t be shocking that they have held off on scheduling scrimmages to this point, with multiple players testing positive for the coronavirus and two others opting out of the season altogether.
We will keep you posted here at SportsTalkATL with any updates regarding the Braves Spring Training Schedule.