"He was really good again," Braves manager Brian Snitker said after the game. "Lot of strikes, on the attack, breaking ball’s good. Every outing he’s had has just been so encouraging and so positive, it’s nice to see.”
"Newcomb has done nothing to weaken the belief he belongs at the big-league level and has the capability to be a legitimate front-line starter in Atlanta for many years to come," chimes in Mark Bowman on MLB.com.
At UHart from 2012–14, Newcomb struck out 243 batters, the only Hartford pitcher to ever fan more than 200. His career ERA of 2.73 stands as the second lowest in program history. After spending two years in the minor league system of the Los Angeles Angels, Newcomb was dealt to the Atlanta Braves at the conclusion of the 2015 season.