We recap a wild Sunday in Atlanta.
Sean Newcomb nearly pitches no-hitter
To put it lightly, it was a whirlwind of an afternoon for Braves’ pitcher Sean Newcomb. He threw 8 and 2/3 innings without giving up a hit before the no-hit bid was broken with Newcomb needing just one more strike to complete the baseball rarity. The Braves still got the victory, however, 4-1, and salvaged a win in their series against the Dodgers.
The day wasn’t all positive for Newcomb, however, as after the game, fans dug up Newcomb’s old tweets from 2011 and 2012, some of which used racial and homophobic slurs. This came just days after Brewers’ pitcher Josh Hader was heavily scrutinized for old racist and homophobic comments on his Twitter page.
Newcomb has since apologized for the tweets.
Falcons hold open practice
The Atlanta Falcons held their open practice Sunday at the Mercedes Benz Stadium. Thankfully, it appears that no injuries were sustained during the practice, as the team continues to monitor the health of newly-drafted receiver Calvin Ridley and defensive end Tak McKinley.
Coming up tonight
The Braves will begin a home series against the Marlins, with the first pitch coming at 7:35 PM ET.
Jackson Stone – @tdjs_network