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Kris Willis / TalkingChop 5 hours ago
Orlando Arcia headed to injured list with strained hamstring

Orlando Arcia headed to injured list with strained hamstring

Photo by Brian Fluharty/ Arcia drove home the go-ahead run in the 10th but was injured as he rounded first base. Orlando Arcia came up with another big hit for the Atlanta Braves Tuesday night, but he will head to the injured list after suffering a left hamstring injury. Orlando Arcia has a left hamstring injury. He’ll be placed on the IL.— Justin Toscano (@JustinCToscano) August 10, 2022 Arcia put the Braves on top with a single in the 10th inning but suffered the injury after rounding first base. He had to be helped off the field and was replaced by Ehire...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop 5 hours ago
August 9: Braves 9, Red Sox 7 (11 innings)

August 9: Braves 9, Red Sox 7 (11 innings)

Photo by Brian Fluharty/ Austin Riley finished a double shy of a cycle and drove in five runs to help the Atlanta Braves snap a three-game losing streak with a 9-7 win over the Boston Red Sox. Ronald Acuña Jr. had three hits in the victory. Orlando Arcia gave Atlanta the lead in the 10th but was injured on the play and left the game with some sort of leg injury. Tuesday Notables WP — Dylan Lee (3-0): 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K LP — Kaleb Ort (0-1): 1.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K SV — Tyler Matzek (1): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K Up Next The series will...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop 5 hours ago
Braves outlast Red Sox in extras, 9-7

Braves outlast Red Sox in extras, 9-7

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ Austin Riley drove in five runs as the Braves snapped a three-game losing streak with an extra innings win over the Red Sox. The Atlanta Braves outlasted the Boston Red Sox to score a 9-7 win in 11 innings to snap a three-game losing streak. The Braves got off to a fast start against Rich Hill. Ronald Acuña Jr. led off the game with a single and then moved up to second on a balk. Austin Riley followed with a triple down the line in right that scored Acuña to give Atlanta an early 1-0 lead. .@austinriley1308 gets things...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop 10 hours ago
Braves vs Red Sox game thread

Braves vs Red Sox game thread

Photo by Mike Stobe/ The Atlanta Braves look to get back to their winning ways Tuesday night when they begin a two-game series against the Boston Red Sox. Charlie Morton will get the start for Atlanta while Boston will go with veteran lefty Rich Hill. Ronald Acuna Jr returns to the Braves’ starting lineup for Tuesday’s series opener. William Contreras moves up to fifth in the order and will be behind the plate. Robbie Grossman gets the start in left field and will hit sixth. Orlando Arcia is back in there against the left-handler and will play second and hit...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop 15 hours ago
Braves look to rebound as road trip continues in Boston

Braves look to rebound as road trip continues in Boston

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Charlie Morton will look to put an end to a three-game losing streak for Atlanta when they begin a two-game series against the Red Sox Tuesday night. One good thing about baseball is that there is always another game to play. The Atlanta Braves will try to put a rough weekend in New York behind them Tuesday night when they begin a brief two-game series at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox. Not much went right for the Braves who dropped four of five to the Mets and are currently riding their first three-game losing streak of the season. They...
TalkingChop 17 hours ago
Road To Atlanta Podcast: Breaking down the roster shifts across the system

Road To Atlanta Podcast: Breaking down the roster shifts across the system

Photo Credit: Mills Fitzner A number of minor league transactions happened this week to re-arrange the balance of talent in the system Welcome to the Road to Atlanta, your weekly podcast focusing on the Atlanta Braves minor league system. Hosted by Eric Cole and Garrett Spain we are your source for updates on the state of the farm system, yearly amateur draft coverage, looks at news across the system, and many other topics. After a week off due to technical difficulties we are back with quite a number of big news, including the red hot Darius Vines being promoted to...
TalkingChop 19 hours ago
Braves Minor League Preview: Transactions galore as we enter the home stretch

Braves Minor League Preview: Transactions galore as we enter the home stretch

Photo Credit: Mills Fitzner We are going to see a bunch of 2022 draftees in full season ball starting this week. We are firmly in the home stretch of the 2022 minor league season and this week, the biggest thing to watch for is a whole slew of members of the Braves’ 2022 draft class making their way to full season ball as Monday saw a bunch of roster transactions happen officially and more on the way to make room. The biggest recipient of these changes is, without question, the Augusta GreenJackets as they have a heavily retooled roster now. Of note is that almost...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop 21 hours ago
This Day in Braves History: Dan Uggla extends hitting streak to 30-straight games

This Day in Braves History: Dan Uggla extends hitting streak to 30-straight games

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Braves Franchise History 1956 - Braves catcher Ebba St. Claire is part of three double plays tying the major league record in a 5-4 win over the Phillies. 1961 - Joe Adcock homers twice, but the Dodgers beat the Braves 8-3 behind Don Drysdale who allowed just four hits and also contributed a second inning grand slam. 1966 - The Braves fire Bobby Bragan and replace him with Billy Hitchcock. Later that day, Felipe Alou hits a leadoff home run off Sandy Koufax and Eddie Matthews adds another in the ninth for a 2-1 win. 1998 - Dennis Martinez...
TalkingChop 23 hours ago
Braves News: Braves arrive in Boston, Spencer Strider discusses Sunday start, more

Braves News: Braves arrive in Boston, Spencer Strider discusses Sunday start, more

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports The Braves head to Boston looking to put their power back on display. After a less than ideal weekend in the Big Apple, the Braves have arrived in Beantown for a two game series with the Boston Red Sox. While Charlie Morton looks to continue his recent stretch of good pitching and Kyle Wright looks to rebound over the next two games, the Braves offense is looking to regain its elite output of power. After ranking second in home runs, second in ISO, and eighth in wRC+ in the majors as a team in the first half of the season, the...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop Aug 8, 2022
Braves head to Boston for a two-game series against the Red Sox

Braves head to Boston for a two-game series against the Red Sox

Photo by Bob Levey/ Atlanta will try to get back on track after a lost weekend in New York. After a much-needed off day Monday, the Atlanta Braves will try to pick up the pieces after a poor showing against the New York Mets this past weekend. Atlanta dropped four of five in New York and saw their deficit in the NL East balloon to 6.5 games. It could be as high as seven games before they start play on Tuesday. Sunday’s loss gave Atlanta its first three-game losing streak of the season. The Braves will try to put that series behind them when they begin a two-game...
TalkingChop Aug 8, 2022
Let’s talk about Max Fried

Let’s talk about Max Fried

Photo by Casey Sykes/ On the fifth anniversary of his Major League debut, Max Fried continues to prove that the Braves won the Justin Upton trade. Let’s flush this weekend’s outcome with some positivity, shall we? In the top of the eighth inning on August 8, 2017, the Braves were down 5-2 to the Phillies when they brought in a young reliever they’d just called up from Double-A Mississippi a few days prior to make his Major League debut. He walked the first batter he faced before striking out the next one and inducing two groundouts and, despite giving up a pair of...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop Aug 8, 2022
Braves Mailbag: Submit your questions now

Braves Mailbag: Submit your questions now

Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Get your questions in now The trade deadline is in the books as is a rough weekend in New York. It is also time for another Atlanta Braves mailbag. If you have a question for this week’s mailbag you can leave them below in the form of a comment or you can email them to batterypower [at] gmail [dot] com. You can also reach out to us on Twitter or via our Facebook Page. All questions received by Wednesday, August 10 will be considered. Thanks everyone!
TalkingChop Aug 8, 2022
Braves Minor League Recap: Vaughn Grissom slugs 14th home run

Braves Minor League Recap: Vaughn Grissom slugs 14th home run

Photo Credit: Mills Fitzner Grissom brought the lumber in Misssissippi’s close loss The Atlanta Braves farm system delivered some fun moments on Sunday, with the offenses carrying the torch across the system. Vaughn Grissom slugged an early home run for Mississippi, while Mahki Backstrom him a ninth inning grand slam in Augusta’s win. (50-55) Gwinnett Stripers 8, (40-65) Charlotte Knights 1 Box Score Alex Dickerson, LF: 2-3, 2B, BB, 2 RBI, .254/.312/.438 Ryan Casteel, C: 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, .230/.325/.556 Greyson Jenista, RF: 1-3, BB, HR, .212/.28/.385 Nolan Kingham,...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop Aug 8, 2022
This Day in Braves History: August 8

This Day in Braves History: August 8

Braves Franchise History 1942 - Tensions are high as Boston and Manny Salvo beat Whit Wyatt and the Dodgers 2-0. Only two batters are hit with pitches, but a number are close and the two pitchers nearly come to blows a couple of times. Salvo is fined $50 and Wyatt $75 as he also threw a bat. 1965 - After having been released by the Mets, Warren Spahn latches on with the Giants and records his 361st career win in a 6-4 victory over the Cardinals. 2002 - John Smoltz notches his 40th save in a 4-1 Braves win over Arizona. Smoltz is the fastest player ever to reach 40 saves in a...
TalkingChop Aug 8, 2022
Braves News: Sunday struggles continue, Ian Anderson optioned to Gwinnett, more

Braves News: Sunday struggles continue, Ian Anderson optioned to Gwinnett, more

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports Atlanta’s struggles in the Big Apple continued on Sunday. This weekend was a perfect storm of struggles for the Braves. After a 5-2 loss to the Mets on Sunday, the Braves are now 6 1⁄2 games behind the Mets in the NL East race with 52 games left in the 2022 season. Sure, the Braves pursuit of the NL East crown is not over. But this past weekend proves it is going to be a very tough hill to climb for Atlanta to win the NL East for a fifth straight season. The Mets benefitted from some luck this weekend, especially offensively. However,...
TalkingChop Aug 7, 2022
Battery Power Podcast Episode 362: An ugly weekend in New York

Battery Power Podcast Episode 362: An ugly weekend in New York

Photo by Adam Hunger/ The most highly anticipated weekend of the 2022 season did not go well for the Atlanta Braves in New York. As a result, Brian Snitker’s team is in a challenging NL East position, and there is plenty to discuss around the squad. Episode 362 of the Battery Power Podcast features a discussion between Brad Rowland and Scott Coleman on the following topics: Touching on the early week results Ian Anderson scuffled again and was optioned to Gwinnett, albeit in odd fashion Ronald Acuña Jr. seemed to find his stride this week but was also scratched on...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop Aug 7, 2022
August 7: Mets 5, Braves 2

August 7: Mets 5, Braves 2

Photo by Mike Stobe/ The Atlanta Braves were powerless as Jacob deGrom turned in a dominant performance in a 5-2 loss to the New York Mets. Atlanta drops four of five in the series and now trail New York by 6.5 games in the NL East. The Braves’ only highlight came from Dansby Swanson who ended deGrom’s no-hit bid with a two-run home run in the sixth inning. Sunday Notables Home Runs: Dansby Swanson (16) WP — Jacob deGrom (1-0): 5.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 12 K LP — Spencer Strider (6-4): 2.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 5 K SV — Edwin Diaz (26): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 B, 3...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop Aug 7, 2022
Braves go away quietly in 5-2 loss to Mets

Braves go away quietly in 5-2 loss to Mets

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Jacob deGrom dominated as the Braves are now 6.5 games back in the NL East. Jacob deGrom turned in a dominant performance while Spencer Strider couldn’t make it out of the third inning for the Atlanta Braves in a 5-2 loss to the New York Mets. After deGrom retired the Braves in order in the first, the Mets made Strider work in the home half of the inning. Brandon Nimmo singled and chaos ensued as Starling Marte grounded to Ehire Adrianza at second. Adrianza fielded and then tried to tag Nimmo and throw on to first. Marte beat the play at first,...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop Aug 7, 2022
Braves Notes: Ian Anderson penciled in to start in Saturday’s doubleheader in Miami

Braves Notes: Ian Anderson penciled in to start in Saturday’s doubleheader in Miami

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Atlanta is planning to bring Ian Anderson back as the 27th man for next weekend’s doubleheader in Miami Despite being optioned to Triple A this morning, Ian Anderson is still a part of the Atlanta Braves rotation at least for the next week. Anderson will stay with the team as part of the taxi squad on the road trip and will then serve as the 27th man and start one of the games in next Saturday’s doubleheader in Miami. The Braves are planning for Ian Anderson to be the 27th man in Saturday’s doubleheader in Miami. He’ll start one of those...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop Aug 7, 2022
Braves look to pick up the pieces Sunday against Jacob deGrom

Braves look to pick up the pieces Sunday against Jacob deGrom

Photo by G Fiume/ After suffering a doubleheader sweep, the Braves face a tough task in Jacob deGrom Sunday The Atlanta Braves are back at it Sunday and will try to pick up the pieces after a doubleheader sweep against the New York Mets Saturday. Atlanta has won just one of the first four games of the series and have dropped 5.5 games behind in the NL East standings. New York’s “put it in play” approach wreaked havoc on Atlanta who committed four errors in the two games and struck out a combined 22 times against Mets pitching. The task doesn’t get any easier...

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