The Braves PSYOPs program is progressing nicely

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Eury Perez made a swell catch in the fifth inning of last night’s Giants-Braves game. Then another ball came his way in left field and he had a chance for his second diving grab.

He didn’t make the second one. But, in the vein of A.J. Pierzynski’s epic frame job on Monday night, he acted like he did, holding his glove up in triumph. Watch:

 

I have no idea what’s going on with the Braves’ PSYOPs initiative lately, but it’s at least making losing baseball games interesting.

Trea Turner undergoes surgery on right index finger

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Nationals shortstop Trea Turner underwent surgery on his right index finger, MLB.com’s Manny Randhawa reports. Turner suffered a non-displaced fracture when he was hit by a pitch attempting to bunt in early April.

Turner missed six weeks of action and played through the injury for the remainder of the season. He was quite successful, batting .298/.353/.497 with 19 home runs, 57 RBI, 96 runs scored, and 35 stolen bases across 569 plate appearances. Turner’s performance, especially late in the regular season, helped the Nationals claim the first NL Wild Card. They, of course, would go on to win the World Series.

Turner, who is expected to be healed up by the start of spring training, will be entering his second of four years of arbitration eligibility. He will likely get a sizable raise on his $3.725 million 2019 salary.