AJ Smith-Shawver’s first outing as a starting pitcher went as well as anyone could have hoped.
The 20-year-old Smith-Shawver allowed just two unearned runs on three hits in 5 1/3 innings of work against the Nationals.
While Smith-Shawver did not get a decision but has earned himself a second start which should come against the Tigers in Detroit on Wednesday.
Standing ovation for @aj_smithshawver 👏
— Bally Sports: Braves (@BravesOnBally) June 10, 2023
The Braves would defeat the Nationals on Friday to win their sixth straight.