Lucas Duda comes back to haunt #Braves with a homer off Swarzak that puts Royals up 3-2 in the 8th. Royals' first pinch homer this season, ends Swarzak's scoreless-innings streak at 17, had been longest active streak in the majors.
Jackson hasn't pitched since Friday, Newcomb since Saturday. Once Swarzak faltered, we left them both sitting and went with Parsons.
Coming into this game, the Royals had hit 98 homers this season, which was good for 14th-best in the AL. Naturally, they have two tonight and they're in the lead (and threatening for more after a bad outing from Swarzak) because of course they are.
Swarzak was charged three earned runs. He'd allowed only one in his Braves tenure (21 appearances) prior to tonight. Snapped his 17 consecutive scoreless innings.
When Keuchel does well: Man Keuchel is a beast! So glad we signed him.
When Swarzak struggles: GOD DAMMIT TYLER FLOWERS YOU BUM
Swarzak..... Chip jinxed you tonight😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠
Swarzak decided not to be amazing like he has been for us on purpose!!!! DFA EVERYONE!
Here is a scary thought, what if Anthony Swarzak pitches more like his career norms in the second half? He can’t possibly be as good as 1st half for #Braves. Just increases the thought that they need to get MULTIPLE relievers before trade deadline.
This isn’t Swarzak’s night. Need to pick him up.
Wes Parsons replaces Anthony Swarzak in the 8th and is looking at bases loaded and no outs. 😬
#ATLvsKC #Braves #ChopOn
A HR, walk and single... that’s the end of Anthony Swarzak’s night.
#ATLvsKC #Braves #ChopOn
The bullpen woes continue for Atlanta.
In the top of the eighth, the #Braves walked in two runs, gave up a homer and a single. Three pitchers appeared during the frame (Swarzak, Parsons, Tomlin). #KCvsATL
This entire inning is on Chip Caray. Dude talking about how great Swarzak has been. He never had a chance. The Chip curse is strong. #FireChip
If anyone is still wondering about which of the two, SP or RP, should be a priority, this should help the decision. If Swarzak has a day off, which he’s allowed, then this is what they could be faced with.
Swarzak has been great hard to be mad about a tough night for him...but this bullpen needs bolstering if it can be acquired at a somewhat reasonable price.
what is this pitching? So you bring in Swarzak who gives up a HR a walk and a hit and then you bring in a guy who walks two in a row walking in a run? Disgraceful. Pitiful.
This is ugly. May as well of let Swarzak stay in.
Everybody has an off night. Swarzak did his best. Next time he'll strike out the side and all will be forgiven. #ChopOn #Braves
We had just taken the lead, and he put in the best reliever we’ve had all year to hold the lead. What else was he supposed to do? Swarzak just didn’t have it tonight.
Bringing in Swarzak over Newk has proved costly... HR, BB, 1B
BTW- that’s the real Swarzak. Couldn’t believe he was actually an effective pitcher for your team this long ;)
And you can’t really quibble with using Swarzak to start the 8th, but it requires only slightly higher level thinking to go with Newcomb instead since Duda is their best bench bat. Either get a favorable matchup or a weaker hitter, + lefty Gordon due up 3rd.
He cant run swarzak out for three innings every night and he can only pitch who he has. He doesn't sign the players. He just plays who he's got. Not his fault they all suck
I understand Swarzak in the 8th, but the Silder were too much but why Parsons? We are missing Webb Badly.
Not using Newk after Swarzak is puzzling, unless Snit knows something medically us fans dont.
Swarzak has been so great for us,he was gonna have a bad game eventually
Not referring to Swarzak but why have we gone back to these failure relief pitchers? i.e. Sobotka Parsons
Swarzak could have 3 more of these blowups and I still wouldn't give a shit. Dude has been straight nails for us since the trade for him.
Lucas Duda homers (4) on a fly ball to right center off Anthony Swarzak
Exit Velocity 105 MPH
Distance 435 FT
Launch Angle 31.95
#AlwaysRoyal vs #ChopOn https://t.co/DAE2CHxwbU
Just a reminder that the Mariners wanted to get rid of Swarzak for a reason. This regression to the mean was kind of inevitable.
Dont worry Swarzak you have been incredible until today!
I'll give Swarzak a pass on this one. He's been nothing but great for the #Braves. What hurts is that he shouldn't be in this position; we should have scored between 4-6 runs already. #KCvsATL #chopon
tell Chip he jinxed Swarzak by bragging on how good his numbers are then boom this inning happened!!
Swarzak finally had a bad outing and it was against a shit team
Base knock to RF for Gordon and that’ll do it for Swarzak
ok - someone wake Snit up - Swarzak doesn't have it tonight
Swarzak's bad night was unfortunate. But I really have to question using Parsons there. Parsons has not been consistent at all this season.
Snit is so bad at managing bullpens. Newk could have come in after it was clear Swarzak didn't have it and Tomlin could have got the call much earlier. This is the downside of ride or die managers. If you dont have a above average bullpen, the reins have to be much tighter.
The Braves bullpen really is hit or miss. I know what the numbers say. But it’s hard to believe with guys like Touki, Minter, and this stunt of Parsons: Swarzak, Tomlin, Newk, and Sobotka are the only dependable guys. Jackson is better than he is worse, but a question mark.
7th inning Sobotka
8th inning Swarzak
9th inning Jackson
Having Swarzak get lit up was unexpected. Gave Parsons an opportunity and he blew it.
It's a long season. Gotta manage to it. Hope this helps.
Wes came in to mess up Swarzak’s era #KCvsATL
Oh yeah, Swarzak charged with 3 runs. My bad. This is the fault of the male Braves journalists. I’m 0% kidding. It’s happened like clock work ALL YEAR after they praise a player and make crazy stat-oriented statements. Think before you write curse-worthy statements
Man let’s not go nuts here. Parsons was a bad call but Swarzak has been great Newk has been great Sobotka has been really good second time around. Luke overall has been good. Tomlin is what you’d expect from a long reliever. That’s six dudes I just listed.
He missed his location on that one. I'm talking about the slider in from Swarzak.
BVW can at least enjoy the trade tonight. And to add to it Lucas Duda homered off Swarzak to put KC ahead of Braves
It was obvious KC wanted to go Duda to Ph and he didn’t go newk to force them to use someone else. You can’t allow a team to use its only power bench guy vs a slider thrower. I love swarzak but his slider goes into a lefties happy zone. Royals 3rd you due up also a Lefty.
You’re literally making no sense right now. You said Snit had a bad night by having Swarzak up, and your “defense” is because he likes L/L and R/R matchups? Okay, maybe he does, but he didn’t do it there. Swarzak is proven to get LHB out, which is why he was out there.
Swarzak (??) can just not ever come out of the oen again in my very humble, slightly pissed, opinion.
And the fucking shitshow continues in the ATL! Goddammit snitker are you that fucking stupid that you can’t manage a bullpen. Swarzak does dick and parsons isn’t doing any better. And what the fuck is kranitz doing? Probably sitting on his old lazy ass. Fuck these guys
Poor Swarzak charged with 3 runs because Parsons can’t throw strikes.
Writes article about Julio’s consistency on night before he starts: Julio gives up 9 runs the next day. Tweeting about # innings in a row Swarzak has not allowed a run. Swarzak allows a homer 1st batter of this game. Braves journalists: you’re cursed. Stop with the stats! Sue me!
It’s bad. Swarzak gets a pass for tonight because he has been solid. But the rest of the pen can leave.
Should’ve just let Swarzak try and get out of it.
Love the ol “Swarzak doesn’t have it, let’s give up” move.
He was ready to go and he ultimately went to Swarzak.
Lucas hit a pinch hit homer if Swarzak tonight to put Royals ahead
Swarzak finally gave up a run. Dude has been lights out for us. I’m still putting all my chips on the table for that guy.
Will give Mr. Swarzak a pass tonight. Just one and he’s used it up
*commentary praises Swarzak* *Swarzak gets pulled* #KCvsATL
Parsons in for Swarzak. Really need to keep the score where it is
Snit is the idiot that chose Swarzak over Newk. Lefty on lefty. Because we know how much he loves the lefty on lefty matchup. But then he waits for walk and single to make sure he was wrong. He's been asleep at wheel all night.
Swarzak not the same pitcher he was B 4 getting hurt. he was Unhittable B4. His Velo looks down a click & the wipe out hard slider is not crisp ,as hard & located like B 4, Not just this outing, GET A CLOSER & SET UP MAN AA Forget Starter,Stroman+Boyd not worth the price
Wow! Typical fucking snitker. Waits to make a change until shit hits the fan. Swarzak gave up a homer and walked a guy. Does shitker make a move? Fuck no! Wait until swarzak puts another guy on. That’s the right call. Couldn’t see he didn’t have it? Shitker is a dumbass
Honestly, Swarzak has been really, really good. Probably our best reliever. He was due one of those. Our bats are to blame for this L. Gotta score more than 2 runs against the trash Royals.
did you feel like Swarzak was pitching that bad? Thought he looked good, just had gotten unlucky. Thought he should have thrown a strike on the walk, but that is also on the catcher
Unfortunately Swarzak was due some regression and it reared it’s head tonight. It happens. #Braves
Good job jinxing Swarzak, Chip. 🙄
Even Swarzak stinks tonight maybe it just isn’t our night
Swarzak didn’t have it tonight for some reason ☹️
Swarzak didn’t have it tonight. This is about to get ugly
Please get swarzak put he doesnt have it today!
Swarzak didn't have it tonight.
So many sliders off the plate...all when Swarzak had 0-2 counts
Steamed that all of Anthony Swarzak’s regression is occurring in a single half inning
Swarzak is gonna be terrible from here on out
Swarzak looks like shit tonight.. #KCvsATL
Swarzak was due for a bad outing. He’s only human.