Max Fried pitched seven shutout innings against the Giants Sunday, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out five batters. The Braves bullpen completed the shutout, with Fried's record improving to 12-7 on the year. He threw 99 pitches, 67 for strikes, and carries a 3.31 ERA.
Fried has been terrific since the break, with only a couple of hiccups. The point is this: he's only going to get better from year to year. He's definitely in the keeper conversation.