Zach Davies and Chris Carter wrote themselves into the history books on Friday night when Reds’ first baseman Joey Votto lined into his first career triple play. With runners on first and second, Carter scooped the liner and stepped on the bag to retire Votto and Scott Schebler, then flipped the ball to shortstop Orlando Arcia to catch Jose Peraza for the triple play. According to the Triple Plays Database at sabr.org, Carter’s play marked the 39th 3-3-6 triple play turned since 1876 and the eighth of any kind orchestrated by the Brewers. More remarkably, it was the second time that Davies and Carter have helped turn a triple play in 2016, the sequel to a 5-4-3 flip they recorded in April against
Mets-killer Jose Fernandez, who was to pitch Sunday against the Braves, will be given an extra day of rest and face the Mets in Monday's series opener at Marlins Park in Miami. Fernandez is 3-0 with a 1.34 ERA in eight career starts against the Mets. This year, Fernandez is 2-0 with a 1.08 ERA in four starts against the Mets. He's also been dominant in his career at Marlins Park, going 29-2 with a 1.49 ERA in 42 starts.
The Atlanta Braves look to extend a season-best winning streak when they continue their series against the Miami Marlins. Aaron Blair will take the mound for the Braves on Saturday and will be looking to build off of a solid performance last time out. Blair picked up his first career major league win in his last start after allowing four hits and two runs over six innings against the New York Mets. That was Blair’s first start since August 28 when the Braves took him out of the rotation to work on some mechanical issues. That work appeared to pay off as Blair allowed less than three runs for the first time six starts. Miami will counter with left hander Wei-Yin Chen who is working his way back