Every team has a few guys that you simply forgot played by the end of the season. Fortunately with the darkest days of the rebuild now in the past, the number of players in this category has significantly dwindled over the last few seasons. The Braves aren’t using any reliever they can find to eat up innings or throwing everything at the wall in desperate hope that something will stick anymore.
But there will always be something of a revolving door element to this sport, and revolving doors mean someone is always on the way out. In Chacin’s case, he spent five innings in the 2020 door.
Jhoulys Chacin, The Win
Jhoulys Chacin did pick up a win this season. The Braves raced out to a 9-1 lead at Citi Field in the third game of the season, and Chacin took over in the fourth inning after Sean Newcomb struggled with his command. Chacin covered 3 ⅔ innings of what effectively amounted to garbage time, allowing just one hit on the way to a 14-1 Braves win.
Jhoulys Chacin, The End
That good feeling didn’t last long. Five days later Chacin was once again summoned to cover the middle innings against the Mets. Chacin was questionably brought in to face Pete Alonso with the bases loaded and the Braves trailing 3-2 in the fifth. but this outing got out of hand in a hurry.
Chacin issued a walk to Alonso that forced in a run, followed by another walk to Michael Conforto as well as hits to Yoenis Cepsedes and Robinson Cano. By the end of the inning the Mets led 8-2. Chacin gave up two more runs in the sixth inning, and that was the end of his night. The Braves came back to win 11-10 in one of the wildest games of the season, but Chacin was unceremoniously dropped from the roster after the game.
Just in case you want to forget about Chacin in 2020 and LOL Mets at the same time, we’ve got you covered.
In case you’ve been stuffing your face with turkey and its leftovers these past few days, you might’ve missed a great piece on Mike Soroka also by Alan.