RP - ATL
Braves reliever Chris Martin allowed one hit and one walk while striking out one over an inning of work to earn his first save of the season in Friday's comeback win over the New York Mets.
The Braves have a deep bullpen with Mark Melancon penciled in as the closer and Will Smith, Shane Greene, and Luke Jackson all handling late-inning duties, so Martin may not see many more save opportunities. Still, he has a hold and a save in his last two appearances, so he does have some value in leagues that award points for both saves and holds.
Chris Martin entered the game in the 7th and promptly surrendered a solo homer to Yoenis Cespedes, and that was enough for the Mets to squeak by the Braves, 1-0, on Friday.
Martin was fine otherwise, he threw 15 pitches with 11 of those strikes. He's set to play a big role out of the bullpen this year.
Chris Martin held the Astros hitless and scoreless while striking out two in Tuesday's spring game.
Martin has pitched really well, better than Shane Greene, and should make the 40-man roster when camp breaks later this month.
Chris Martin allowed one hit while fanning two over one inning Friday against the Red Sox.
Martin has looked solid this spring and should bolster a strong bullpen all season.
Chris Martin struck out the side in an inning against the Rays Tuesday.
Martin is kind of the forgotten guy in the bullpen of the Braves but with Shane Greene continuing to struggle he could be a big help in the late innings along with Mark Melancon and Will Smith.