Ozzie Albies successfully undergoes surgery for left foot fracture

Finally, Albies will be around the team again while he heals.

“It’s going to be fine,” Snitker said. ‘The guys can see him and only have him when he’s around. It’s just good to see him every day in his healing process. He is a child you want around you all the time. He is a big part of what we do here, what we have achieved over the years. He is a very special person for all of us. “

During Monday’s match, Albies clumsily fell to the ground after a strange turn. He limped back to the grave.

His x-rays, taken that night, revealed the foot fracture. But the Braves, early Tuesday afternoon, still found out if Albies would need surgery.

The Braves have won 13 games in a row, which is the longest winning streak in the majors this season. Last year they lost Ronald Acuña and still went on a race that ended with a World Series.

They have the depth and the pieces to overcome the loss of Albies. However, he is still an important part of their team line-up.

Arcia is usually the one who cheers on his teammates. Now they want to mess with him.

“It’s good, because everyone kind of pulled for him, just like they pull for each other,” Snitker said. “Because he is always on the top step, cheers the loudest, and pulls after his teammates. They, in turn, will do it for him now that he has the opportunity. “

NL EAST Winner Loss Play back
Mets 41 23
Brave 37 27 4
Phillies 32 31 8 1/2
Marlins 28 33 11 1/2
Nationals 23 42 18 1/2

Two on, two off for the prisoners

William Contreras took the last two games against the Pirates, then Travis d’Arnaud took the first two competitions in Washington.

Contreras was Wednesday’s starting catcher. D’Arnaud gets two days off and takes Friday.

Snitker said he did not want to back into a corner by saying that the Braves would surely continue to give each catcher several days behind the plate, but he seemed to like the idea.

In a position where not a ton of offensive production is expected, d’Arnaud and Contreras have combined for 17 home runs and 45 RBIs.

“I think if we do this, we can probably continue with the offensive production because they will hopefully not be worn down,” Snitker said.

In addition, d’Arnaud is 33 years old. Contreras, on the other hand, hardly gets tired and probably does not need much sleep, Snitker joked.

“Honestly, (d’Arnaud) does not need to play more than two days in a row right now, at this point in this career,”

McHugh update

The Braves, said Snitker, hope relief pitcher Collin McHugh joins them in Chicago. Snitker did not seem to know if McHugh would be ready to pitch in Friday’s series opener against the Cubs.

McHugh recently tested positive for COVID-19.