The Atlanta Braves have no choice but to replace Charlie Morton on the planet Series rotation.
Regardless of getting their first World Series game victory in 25 years, the Atlanta Braves are now without their ace Charlie Morton for the rest of the postseason.
Atlanta beat the Houston Astros 6-2 on Tuesday night, but Morton left the video game with a leg fracture suffered off a line drive. He remained in the ballgame and retired 3 more Astros players before the pain ended up being unmanageable. With left-hander Tucker Davidson now taking his area on the Braves World Series lineup, here is who could be getting the start in Game 4 Saturday night.
Max Fried will be Atlantas Game 2 starter in Houston on Wednesday night and Ian Anderson will be the Braves Game 3 starter in Atlanta on Friday evening.
Atlanta Braves: 3 pitchers who could begin Game 4 instead of Charlie Morton.
Charlie Morton, Atlanta Braves. (Picture by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images).
Kyle Wright ought to just be the Game 4 starter in an absolute worst case circumstance.
While it was extremely questionable to have struggling right-hander Kyle Wright on the Braves World Series roster to start with, he is on the roster. His function is probably more of the mop-up variety if a game gets out of hand, Wright is a previous first-round choice out of Vanderbilt and valued possibility in the Braves organization. He has actually not lived up to his lofty draft status.
With left-hander Tucker Davidson now taking his spot on the Braves World Series lineup, here is who could be getting the start in Game 4 Saturday night.
His role is most likely more of the mop-up range if a game gets out of hand, Wright is a previous first-round pick out of Vanderbilt and valued prospect in the Braves organization. If the Braves were to begin Wright in Game 4 on Saturday night, Games 2 and 3 went to hell in a hand basket. Adding Davidson to the lineup probably guarantees he will get a start at some point in this series, the Braves can technically role with Wright if they do not want to go with a bullpen game completely.
Even if Wright is capable of going several innings, he ought to just pitch in this series if the Braves are either up big or tracking by a massive deficit in a ballgame. His 9.95 ERA in 6.1 innings pitched this year and his profession 6.56 ERA tells you everything you need to understand. There is still value in having a pitcher consume innings to conserve a strong Atlanta bullpen from ending up being tired.
If the Braves were to begin Wright in Game 4 on Saturday night, Games 2 and 3 went to hell in a hand basket. That would mean Fried and/or Anderson stunk and the bullpen is prepared. Adding Davidson to the roster most likely guarantees he will get a start at some point in this series, the Braves can technically role with Wright if they do not want to go with a bullpen video game totally.
Wright is on this World Series roster to do what Jacob Webb did in the NLCS.