Eventually, Albies will be on the team again while he heals.
“It will be good,” Snitker said. “Guys can see him and just have him when he’s there. It will just be good to see him everyday in his healing process. He’s a kid you want to hang out with all the time. It’s a big part of what we do here, what we’ve accomplished over the years. He is a very special person for all of us. »
During Monday’s game, Albies awkwardly fell to the ground after a strange swing. He limped to the canoe.
His X-rays, taken that night, revealed the broken foot. But the Braves, early Tuesday afternoon, were still trying to figure out if Albies would need surgery.
The Braves have won 13 straight, which is the longest winning streak at the majors this season. Last year they lost Ronald Acuña and still went on a run that ended in a World Series.
They have the depth and the pieces to overcome the loss of Albies. However, it is still a crucial part of their lineup.
Arcia is usually the one cheering on her teammates. Now they will support him.
“It’s good, because everyone shot for him, just like they shoot for each other,” Snitker said. “Because he’s always on the top step, cheering the loudest, shooting for his teammates. They will in turn do it for him now that he has the opportunity.
Two out, two out for the catchers
William Contreras won the last two games against the Pirates, then Travis d’Arnaud won the first two games in Washington.
Contreras was Wednesday’s starting receiver. D’Arnaud will have two days off and will catch up on Friday.
Snitker said he didn’t want to end up in a corner saying the Braves would definitely continue to give every receiver consecutive days behind the plate, but he seemed to like the idea.
At a position where not a ton of offensive production is expected, d’Arnaud and Contreras combined for 17 homers and 45 RBIs.
“I think if we do that we can probably continue with that offensive production because hopefully they don’t wear out,” Snitker said.
Moreover, d’Arnaud is 33 years old. Contreras, on the other hand, hardly tires and probably doesn’t need much sleep, Snitker joked.
“Honestly, (d’Arnaud) doesn’t need to play more than two days in a row right now, at this stage of his career,”
The Braves, Snitker said, are hoping relief pitcher Collin McHugh will join them in Chicago. Snitker didn’t seem to know if McHugh would be ready to pitch in Friday’s series opener against the Cubs.
McHugh recently tested positive for COVID-19.