Braves lose the reliever who helped them win World Series last season to Tommy John’s surgery

Atlanta Braves fans were shocked Tuesday morning when Tyler Matzek was not on the postseason roster.

Brian Snitker, the manager, broke the news that Matzek was experiencing discomfort in his elbow and that he would need to be evaluated.

He will likely be out for the entire season with elbow discomfort.

Matzek underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday.

Snitker stated Wednesday afternoon, “Hate it” He’s been struggling with many things throughout the year. Maybe this is why I don’t know. He seems to feel good about it, and he is going ahead with the process and getting it done.

Due to inflammation in his throwing shoulder, the lefty missed nearly two months of the regular season. This season, he had a 3.50 ERA. His September ERA was 4.76. In September, he allowed at least one run in every half of his outings.

Last year, Matzek was the dominant player during the Braves World Series run. He held his opponents scoreless in eleven of his 13 appearances. He had a 1.72 ERA, three earned runs in 15.2 innings. This includes two scoreless frames and four strikeouts in his title clincher.

Snitker, 23, said that the young man could have a great career because he’s still young. He won’t be able to experience it again. It hurts me. Talking to him, he seemed to be in a good place when he left for the exam. He felt positive about his future, going forward and taking care of it.

In a best-of-five NLDS, the Braves trail Philadelphia Phillies 1-0. Game 2 was set to begin at 4:37 p.m. ET, but the rain delay means that the first pitch will be delayed until after 7:30 PM.

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