Braves starter Sean Newcomb continued his scoreless May, holding the Marlins to zero runs on one hit and four walks with six strikeouts on Sunday afternoon. The Braves went on to win 4-3.
Newcomb has now pitched 20 cosnecutive scoreless innings dating back to his final start in the month of April. He tossed a scoreless sixth inning against the Reds on April 26, then tossed seven scoreless against the Mets and six scoreless against the Rays leading into Sunday’s start versus the Marlins.
Newcomb is obviously a ways away from challenging the all-time consecutive scoreless innings record, which is 59 set by the Dodgers’ Orel Hershiser from August 30 to September 28 in 1988. Still, a pretty nice accomplishment for the 24-year-old lefty. On the season, Newcomb is now carrying a 2.51 ERA with 54/22 K/BB ratio in 46 2/3 innings.
Braves minor league first baseman Braxton Davidson played the hero during the Arizona Fall League Championship Game on Saturday, but followed up his game-winning homer with what appeared to be a broken left foot.
Braxton had just lofted a 2-1 pitch from Nationals left-hander Taylor Guilbeau in the bottom of the 10th inning and was making his way around the bases when he started hopping on his right foot as he neared the plate. After being helped off the field, that the infielder was quickly taken to a local hospital for further examination, the results of which have yet to be made public.
The 22-year-old helped lift the Peoria Javelinas to their fifth AFL title and second since 2017. He went 2-for-5 with a single and home run in Saturday’s finale over the Salt River Rafters. During the regular season, he completed his third consecutive campaign in High-A and slashed .171/.281/.365 with a career-high 20 home runs and a .646 OPS through 481 plate appearances.