Are Braves "settled" on Jackson's role?

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
June 26, 2019 - 10:45 am

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Luke Jackson did something most Atlanta Braves fans weren't expecting: earning a save. Jackson struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Jackson, who remains the Braves primary closer, has struggled this season boasting a 4.50 ERA and six blown saves.

But was last night proof of what manager Brian Snitker and the Braves plan to do with that closer role?

"Right now, to me, it just seems like they're settled with him," Randy McMichael said. "And I don't like that feeling."

Jackson has six blown saves this season and has allowed seven runs in the month of June to make Braves panic he would lose the game.

"You're nervous when he comes in (the game)," Andy Bunker said. "I bet you in his heart-of-hearts, Brian Snitker was nervous too. He was like, 'I'm sticking with him because this is what I do because I'm Brian Snitker and I'm loyal to my players.'"