FOX Sports South.com checked in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to get his thoughts on the Braves.
FOX SPORTS SOUTH: With Jason Heyward's return, the Braves put Jordan Walden on the 15-day DL. That leaves them with a six-man bullpen. Do you see any potential consequences with that slimmed down 'pen?
CHIP CARAY: I think a slimmed down bullpen isn't a problem if your starters are going deep into games on a consistent basis and that not been the case over the last 10 days.
Tim Hudson had two bad starts on the road trip and other than Mike Minor and Julio Teheran, the rest of the staff really has struggled; their pitching to a 6.70 ERA over the last week.
The results of that is obviously more innings pitched by your bullpen and while the bullpen has been overall had been strong, in the month of May they have had some troubles too with Craig Kimbrel up in Cincinnati and they've issued their far share of walks.
Short term, I think a slimmed down bullpen in theory is going to ...