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Atlanta Braves Spring Training: Notes from Game 1

While the velocity did not all of a sudden reappear after 5 years, Hernandez pitched 2 solid innings, giving up 0 hits and striking out 2 while walking 1. I wrote this a few weeks back when the Braves signed Felix, but it looks like he threw at least 2 cutters yesterday, and could’ve been more. Also, the velocity seemed dialed back a little more than his new norm, which could be the way he goes forward to increase location and allow his offspeed stuff to play up.

Left-handed Relief Pitching Battle is On!

If yesterday is any indication, the Braves really do plan on giving Sean Newcomb the chance to win a starting slot.