Fredi Gonzalez has talked about the blips.
You know, the proverbial blips on the radar.
That's how he's described some of the starts by the Braves' youngest starters a two-person group that includes Randall Delgado and Mike Minor this year.
Blips is a mild way to describe the bumps, some bigger than others, those two have faced this year. The latest one came in the form of the big, bad New York Yankees and their powerful bats.
But you know what, Delgado actually caused more damage to himself than the Yankees inflicted on him in their 3-0 victory over the Braves on Monday night.
He allowed five hits in five innings, but it was his career-high six walks and a wild pitch that caused the most consternation among the Braves. Only one of those batters scored, but innings were prolonged and his pitch count escalated because of those walks, soaring to 110 in just five innings.
"It was his first time facing the New York Yankees with 40,000-plus in the stands," Gonzalez said. "I think...