The month of August hasn’t been kind to the Atlanta Braves pitching staff with the team still searching for answers in the final spots of their rotation. It hasn’t helped that both Spencer Strider and Charlie Morton have gone through rough patches at the same time.
Morton clearly has shown his age at times during the season while Strider failing to elevate his fastball has resulted in hard contact and big innings for the opposing offense. Atlanta is still 32 games over .500 heading into Thursday’s action and has little reason to worry when it comes to playoff positioning. The concern among Braves fans is obviously if the team did enough come postseason time to consistently give their offense a chance.
With one of, if not the deepest lineups in the league this team is always in the game, but will need a bit more reliability from their staff come postseason time. Needing at least three reliable starters there is plenty of reason for concern but also to believe that come October this team will be the clear favorites having eased any concerns about the pitching staff.