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Sean Newcomb was optioned to the Braves alternate site to make room for Touki Toussaint, who was recalled to make a start on Monday.
Newcomb is being sent down for the second this time this season. He has an 11.20 ERA and a 1.90 WHIP across 13 2/3 innings this year.
Sean Newcomb was optioned to the Atlanta Braves' alternate site on Monday following a disastrous outing against the Phillies.
Newcomb gave up eight earned runs on six hits with two walks and one strikeout across 1.1 innings on Monday against the Phillies; the lefty was promptly optioned following the conclusion of the game. For the season, Newcomb registered an ugly 11.20 ERA and a 1.90 WHIP with an 0-2 record across 13.2 innings (four starts). The Braves rotation is severely shorthanded as it is so the 27-year old is likely to rejoin the big league club later on this season.
Sean Newcomb went 4 2/3 innings, allowing five hits, two runs (both earned) and one walk while fanning four in Wednesday night's loss to the Blue Jays.
Newcomb belongs in the bullpen but the Braves have no choice but to trot him out as a starter due to a myriad of injuries to their starting rotation.
Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb allowed six earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out four over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Friday.
Newcomb got knocked around by the Mets on Friday, but the Braves staged a late comeback against the New York bullpen to take the lefty off the hook for a loss. Newcomb had allowed just one earned run over 3 1/3 innings in his first appearance, but he'll now take an 8.22 ERA into his next start at home against the Blue Jays.
Braves starter Sean Newcomb allowed one earned run on three hits and two walks while striking out one over 3 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the New York Mets on Sunday.
Newcomb would have been in line for an easy win with the Braves blowing out the Mets on Sunday, but he was pulled in the fourth inning due to workload limitations. He is currently scheduled to face the Mets again in his next start and might be allowed to stretch his pitch count a little further then.