Lucas Sims called out the Atlanta Braves for not properly helping him develop as a pitcher.
As it turns out, no one was happier than Lucas Sims than when the Atlanta Braves decided to trade him to the Reds back in July of 2018. Seriously, after you see what Sims had to say about the club on his Twitter account, it’ll all be made quite clear for you.
With Sims enjoying a sensational start to the 2020 campaign, Reds fans have been impressed with his rolodex of pitches, making batters look foolish time and time again.
One Braves fan decided to point out Sims never looked this good in Atlanta, and the right-handed hurler decided to throw some serious shade at his former team in his response.
Lucas Sims has been able to turn his career around now that he’s with the Cincinnati Reds
Sims did not hold back, praising the Reds and throwing the Braves under the bus at the same time. Sims didn’t enjoy a great stay with Atlanta, as he spent only one full season with the club and was traded midway through his second year.
In 2017, Sims went 3-6 and posted a 5.62 ERA in 57.2 innings of work. In 2018 before he was traded, he appeared in six games for Atlanta and had a 7.84 ERA to his name. Those are the kind of numbers that would infuriate any fan base. It goes without saying, but Braves supporters were tired of seeing Sims step on the mound and give up so many runs.
Now with Cincinnati, Sims has been able to turn his career around. Thus far in 2020, Sims has pitched in seven games and holds an impressive 1.23 ERA.
While everyone in Cincinnati is fired up to see Sims pitching so well, the same can’t be said for people in Atlanta. Sims’ latest Twitter post isn’t going to earn him any free beers either the next time he’s in the city.