Don't count Braves out for postseason

Nick Markakis injures his wrist

Duane Walker
July 27, 2019 - 7:31 pm
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Duane Walker recaps the Atlanta Braves win against the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-2.

Dansby Swanson has a heel injury along with Nick Markakis, who will be out for 10 days with a wrist injury. To help balance out the injuries, the Braves brought up left fielder Adam Duval from the minors to help fill in the gaps.

Duane believes any deals general manager Alex Anthopoulos planned to do in order to meet or beat the July 31 trade deadline could be seriously altered. The big question is: Can you do trades now with Swanson and Markakis out with injuries?

The biggest focus for the Braves right now is to avoid the match up against the LA Dodgers in the NL Championships. Duane knows the Braves have a chance to beat them if they get a good starting pitcher and closer.