RP - FA
Chris Martin pitched the ninth inning of the game against the Nationals Sunday, allowing two hits and one run (earned) while striking out one batter. He sealed the Braves win and earned his first save of the season.
Martin was filling in for Will Smith, who had a blown save and loss the night before. The team has always had other options for the closer role, but Smith remains the closer, in fact, it would take a few meltdowns for the team to remove him.
Chris Martin pitched the eighth inning against the Red Sox Tuesday, allowing three hits, and three runs (all earned). The ensuing loss was his third of the year.
Martin has encountered difficulty recently, getting a blown save and a loss last Thursday. He's usually more reliable and should be able to bounce back fairly quickly.
Chris Martin entered in the tenth inning against the Phillies Thursday, to protect a 3-1 lead, and allowed three hits, and three runs (two earned). He collected his first blown save of the year along with his second loss.
Martin is better than this and he'll bounce back. But it was another loss, two blown saves (Will Smith last night) in two nights, it's tough.
The Braves activated RHP Chris Martin (shoulder) from the 10-day injured list.
Martin just completed a minor league rehab assignment that spanned three appearances. He'll be available out of the bullpen beginning on Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
Braves RHP Chris Martin (shoulder) is making a third rehab appearance on Tuesday.
It sounds as if Martin could return from the IL if this outing goes smoothly. He has been out since April 10th due to shoulder inflammation.