Brad Brach to the Atlanta Braves
Brad Brach, on the other hand, has been a different pitcher for the Atlanta Braves since being acquired before the trade deadline.
Brach was acquired on July 30th for international bonus money.
Since that time, he has not allowed a run in six appearances for the Braves covering six innings. He has a strikeout per walk ratio of six, which is way above his career average, and a WHIP of 0.833.
In July, which includes one game for the Braves, Brach was struggling. He had a 9.39 ERA in nine games, allowing 10 runs over just 7.2 innings pitched. His WHIP was over 2 and he just wasn’t the same pitcher Oriole fans were used to.
Those issues now seem to be a thing of the past since he has joined the Braves.
Brach has earned holds in four of his six appearances. The Braves have won five of those six appearances, and in the only loss, Brach left the game with the lead.
He has pitched in the ninth inning once, wrapping up an 8-3 win over the Washington Nationals.
He has pitched in the eighth inning three times and the seventh inning twice.
Each outing has been exactly one inning.
Brach is truly being used as a setup man for the Braves, and excelling in that role.
Since August began, the Braves have gone 9-4, allowing them to catapult the Philadelphia Phillies for first place in the National League East, and leaving them just one game behind the Chicago Cubs for the best record in the NL.