5:40 AM EDT, Sat September 22, 2018
Federal Baseball 5 hours ago
Nationals officially eliminated from NL East race... maybe 2019 will be the year...

Nationals officially eliminated from NL East race... maybe 2019 will be the year...

With the Nationals’ loss and the Braves’ win, the 2016-17 NL East champs were officially eliminated from contention in the division in 2018. Maybe 2019 will be the year the Washington Nationals finally break through and make it past the NLDS, who knows... What we do know now is that 2018 won’t be the year. With a Nationals’ loss to the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves’ comeback win at home over the Philadelphia Phillies, the back-to-back, defending NL East champs in 2016-2017 were officially eliminated from the NL East race (and they’re on the brink of being officially out...
Tomahawk Take 10 hours ago

Atlanta Braves’ pitching splits might well be a factor for playoff roster spots

Home or Away?  That’s a big question coming into this season’s final 9 games, and it could be a bigger factor in the week thereafter. For the purposes of this effort, we are simply going to assume that the Atlanta Braves will be your NL East champions.  If somehow that fails to be the case, […] Atlanta Braves’ pitching splits might well be a factor for playoff roster spots - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
No Vizcaino tonight, but back-to-backs getting closer

No Vizcaino tonight, but back-to-backs getting closer

Arodys Vizcaino was not available to the Braves out of the bullpen for Friday night’s game against the Phillies.
Newcomb out of Braves rotation - for now

Newcomb out of Braves rotation - for now

Sean Newcomb is out of the Braves rotation.
For Markakis, this is what Braves’ rebuild has been all about

For Markakis, this is what Braves’ rebuild has been all about

This is what the Braves’ rebuild has been all about.
Falcons’ new/old blocker is a quiet, brainy guy

Falcons’ new/old blocker is a quiet, brainy guy

Things will be different Sunday when the Falcons strap up and charge at the Saints, but maybe not that much, really, at least for Wes Schweitzer – the ultimate, uber-smart plodder.
The Falcoholic 12 hours ago
Falcons players to start in your fantasy lineup or sit on your bench in Week 3

Falcons players to start in your fantasy lineup or sit on your bench in Week 3

It should be a shootout in Atlanta this weekend, and these are the players who should benefit from a fantasy standpoint. Now that was more like it from the offense in Week 2. Following a 12-point stinker against the Eagles, Atlanta’s offense exploded for 31 points against another solid defense in the Carolina Panthers. Matt Ryan blossomed, and was named this week’s “fantasy stud” as a result. Last week’s start/sit column was more hit and miss than the one leading up to Week 1. Not counting the Devonta Freeman sit advice (because he was injured and obviously wasn’t going to be...
The Falcoholic 13 hours ago
Takkarist McKinley injury: Stud pass rusher, three others out Sunday against the Saints

Takkarist McKinley injury: Stud pass rusher, three others out Sunday against the Saints

The news was confusing in the run-up, but the injury report says Takk is out. Earlier today, the Falcons had Takk McKinley listed as not practicing, and then as a limited participant. It turned out that distinction wasn’t all that important, however, because Takk is now out against the Saints this Sunday. Unfortunately, he’s not alone. Starting running back Devonta Freeman, reserve defensive end Derrick Shelby and reserve linebacker Corey Nelson are all going to miss the game. Thankfully, it sounds like Julio Jones will play. Per the #Falcons injury report today, Takk McKinley and...
Kazee fined $10,026 for hit on Newton

Kazee fined $10,026 for hit on Newton

Falcons free safety Damontae Kazee was fined $10,026 for the hit he put on Carolina quarterback Cam Newton on Friday.
The Falcoholic 14 hours ago
Intriguing players to watch in Falcons vs. Saints

Intriguing players to watch in Falcons vs. Saints

Will Oluokun take significant snaps on Sunday? Can Ryan and Sarkisian win in a shootout against Brees and Payton? Here are some of the most interesting Falcons’ players to watch when Atlanta takes on New Orleans in Week 3. Week 3 is here, and the Atlanta Falcons (1-1) have a very important early season division game against the hated New Orleans Saints (1-1) coming up on Sunday. A win here would be big confidence booster for an Atlanta team that is weathering some injuries, and put the Saints at 0-2 in the division (with both of those losses being home games). Needless to say, this is a...
The Falcoholic 15 hours ago
Falcons defense vs. Saints offense: Which group wins?

Falcons defense vs. Saints offense: Which group wins?

Once again, the Falcons face off against Drew Brees and the Saints, but injuries and depth might spell trouble for Atlanta this week. We are getting closer and closer to that time again, folks. That time where, despite what differences we may all have, we can come together through one common bond: a hatred for the New Orleans Saints. Sunday, the Falcons take on the Saints in a division game with pretty big implications. The Atlanta defense will be tasked with stopping the dynamic New Orleans offense—or at least slowing them down enough to give the Falcons offense a chance to win the...
Tomahawk Take 16 hours ago

Atlanta Braves: 10 reasons why we are now at this point

Back in March, only a spot few dared to predict that the Braves would be in the position they are today.  Here’s a look at exactly why. As the Atlanta Braves are on the cusp of wrapping up the 2018 season, they are also on the verge of clinching the NL’s Eastern Division. Barring a […] Atlanta Braves: 10 reasons why we are now at this point - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Julio Jones back at practice today

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, who has a calf injury, was at practice and participating during the open portion on Friday.
The Falcoholic 17 hours ago
Falcons injury update: Julio Jones, Takk McKinley back at practice, Derrick Shelby again out

Falcons injury update: Julio Jones, Takk McKinley back at practice, Derrick Shelby again out

Good news for Atlanta as the ‘Aints await. The Falcons are slowly but surely getting healthier after Sunday’s new rash of injuries. Jason Butt with The Athletic was on hand for Friday’s practice and noted that two important figures are back in action. Julio Jones is at practice today.— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) September 21, 2018 Takk McKinley is also present for practice. Suffered groin injury against Panthers and missed past two days.— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) September 21, 2018 We all kind of figured WR Julio Jones would be good to go for Sunday’s tilt versus the...

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