Braves call up five, including Bethancourt
SEP 1, 1:27p ET | Cory McCartney
Rotowire: Aug 9 / 1:23p ET
News: Russell gave up two runs and two hits in just one-third of an inning against the Giants on Saturday.
Impact: Russell went into the All-Star break with a string of 13 consecutive scoreless appearances, but things haven't gone so well in his eight games since. He's given up six runs and seven hits in six innings in the second half.
Rotowire: Jul 5 / 6:26a ET
News: Russell put another zero on the board Saturday, his 11th consecutive scoreless appearance.
Impact: Most of those appearances haven't even lasted an inning, however, and Russell is still putting runners on base. The streak has covered only 6.1 innings, and in that time, he has allowed seven hits and two walks. His 1.77 ERA probably says less about his value than his 1.33 WHIP.
Rotowire: Jun 13 / 5:14a ET
News: Russell struck out one in a scoreless inning against the Reds on Friday.
Impact: Russell has not given up a run in over three weeks. Of course, he's only pitched 5.2 innings in that span, as he's frequently called upon to face just one or two hitters. Still, in his last six appearances, he's pitched 4.1 innings and has four holds, so he's getting the call in key situations. For the year he has a 1.29 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 7:4 K:BB ratio in 14 innings.