Can Braves' Newcomb get back to starting rotation form?

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
April 16, 2019 - 1:52 pm
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Atlanta Braves starter Sean Newcomb was sent down to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday following a disastrous performance against the New York Mets on Saturday. Newcomb has struggled with his command dating back to Spring Training, and even last season. 

In 2018, Newcomb walked 81 batters in 164 innings, or 4.4 batters per 9 innings. This season that ration had imploded to 5.8 walks per 9.

FOX Sports South Braves broadcaster Brian Jordan joined Andy Bunker and Randy McMichael to talk about what this means for Newcomb's future.

"It could rattle him or it could wake him up," Jordan said. 

Newcomb lasted only 1 1/3 innings, giving up an early 4-run Braves lead against the Mets the day before he was optioned to Gwinnett. Not only did the performance leave Jordan disappointed, but Newcomb's attitude following the game.

"In your interview after the game; these young kids have that nonchalant attitude. Man, I want a guy that's going to take (ownership) of not getting it done. You know of letting his team down, letting his teammates down," Jordan continued. "And I definitely didn't hear that in the interview."

Can Newcomb find his way back to the starting rotation?

"You don't have that time," Jordan said. "We have too many young pitchers that's getting it done."