Is Toussaint the best option for Braves bullpen?

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
April 08, 2019 - 1:55 pm

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The Atlanta Braves are above .500 after starting the season 0-3. In their first home stand of the season, the Braves went 5-1 backed by some promising starting pitching.

However, one question remains after some close calls: How do the Braves fix the bullpen?

The Braves took the lead in the 4th-inning on Sunday and held it up until Arodys Vizcaino gave up a game-tying home run to Miami Marlins outfielder Curtis Granderson.

Dansby Swanson came in to save the day with a walk-off home run to seal a 4-3 win.

Nick Green, Braves analyst for FOX Sports South, joined Sam Crenshaw and Randy McMichael on Monday and said he's not sure how or who, but they Braves have to make some changes.

"Guys just have to throw a strike," Green said of the bullpen guys getting behind in the count. "They're going to have to make some adjustments. I don't know what they're going to do."

"Once the starting rotation gets solidified a little bit, looking two months down the road once everybody's healthy and everybody's performing and you know what you have, you could see some of those guys go to the bullpen."

Green mentions Bryse Wilson and Touki Toussaint, starters down in Braves Triple-A Gwinnett, as names that could potentially fill those bullpen spots later down the road.

"I think you're going to have to take the best guys. If you're competing for a championship, you have to take the best guys. If there are guys that are down there that are true relievers, that are walking guys, but there are starters that you feel like can fill those roles better, you've got to put them in those roles."

"It's all about winning, and I don't know what (the Braves) are going to end up doing but they're going to have to take a look at that bullpen for sure."