After today’s game, the last in a three game series against the Philadelphia Phillies, the Atlanta Braves decided to designate RHP Nick Masset and LHP Dana Eveland for assignment. The Braves then recalled RHPs Arodys Vizcaino and David Carpenter from the Gwinnett Braves.
This decision was made after both Masset and Eveland contributed to the Braves’ 4-0 loss in extra innings. Masset got credit for the loss after loading the bases with no outs by allowing two singles and walking another batter. Eveland came in to replace Masset after that and allowed one run which was off of a Ryan Howard sacrifice fly. Eveland was taken out of the game after the run was given up.
Vizcaino, who was serving an eighty game suspension, made his first start of the season for the Gwinnett Braves on Friday. This will be Vizcaino’s second stint with the Atlanta Braves. The twenty-four year old pitcher played for the Braves and made his MLB debut with the Braves back in 2011. At one time Vizcaino was even named as the second best prospect in the Atlanta Braves organization only behind Julio Teheran. He hasn’t quite lived up to that, but hopefully he can improve and help out the bullpen.
Carpenter, a twenty-seven year old RHP, has been phenomenal for the Gwinnett Braves with a 2-0 record while having a 0.73 ERA. He also has thirty-six strikeouts. Before this season, Carpenter had spent the previous five years with the Los Angeles Angels organization. This was a great move for the Braves, and if Carpenter performs anywhere close to how he’s performed with Gwinnett, this will really help out the Braves bullpen.