Jordan: 'Not sure' 5th starter is currently on Braves' roster

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
May 30, 2019 - 2:26 pm

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It was a rough night for Atlanta Braves starter Kevin Gausman on Wednesday. Gausman gave up eight runs on eight hits and two walks and was pulled from the game without recording an out in the second inning.

The Braves went on to lose 14-4 to the Washington Nationals, and the series, after Gausman put the club in that early hole.

So, are we back to a big question mark as to who the fifth starter will be? And is that starter on the current Braves roster? FOX Sports South Braves analyst Brian Jordan said it's a question mark to him.

"I'm not sure this organization is convinced we have those five starters yet," Jordan said. "I wouldn't be surprised--I keep talking about this but (Austin) Riley doing really good, we may see some players wrapped in a trade. You never know, we may see a Dallas Kuechel in a Braves uniform and a (Craig) Kimbrel in a Braves uniform.

"I think we still need that reliable fifth starter. I don't know what Gausman was thinking last night. Gausman was really good his last three starts, so that really surprised me. I know it's back to the drawing board for (GM) Alex Anthopoulos and those guys trying to figure out who those guys are going to be."