Vivlamore reporting from Turner Field.
With the July 31 trade deadline approach, Chipper Jones said Friday he would like to see the Braves acquire a pitcher – a move he believes will help the team be more consistent during the second-half playoff push.
“You solidify your ball club with lockdown starting pitching,” Jones said. “You’ll be amazed at how consistent you will play when you’ve got five guys who walk out there and you expect to win every time they walk out there. The Nationals have done it up to this point. We have struggled with a couple of spots in our rotation. That’s why we haven’t been as consistent as they have. With a starting pitcher at the deadline, can we become that consistent? Yes. Most definitely.”
- Chris Vivlamore