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Tomahawk Take May 20, 2017

Atlanta Braves take series from Nationals on soggy night at SunTrust Park

On Military Appreciation Day at SunTrust Park, the Atlanta Braves edged by the Nats, 3-2. Bartolo Colon didn’t make it past 5 innings but kept the Nationals at bay just long enough. On a day that’s always near and dear to my heart, it makes it much more enjoyable win the Atlanta Braves win. Military […] Atlanta Braves take series from Nationals on soggy night at SunTrust Park - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop May 20, 2017
Rio Ruiz homers as Braves upend Nationals 5-2

Rio Ruiz homers as Braves upend Nationals 5-2

Rio Ruiz hit his first career homer as the Atlanta Braves knock off the Washington Nationals 5-2. Home runs by Rio Ruiz and Matt Kemp helped the Atlanta Braves to their second straight with a 5-2 win over the Washington Nationals. Atlanta broke through early against Nationals ace Max Scherzer. Dansby Swanson worked a two-out walk and Rio Ruiz followed with the first home run of his career into the right field stands to put the Braves in front 2-0. Atlanta extended the lead to 3-0 in the fourth when Matt Kemp lined a solo shot over the center field wall. Bartolo Colon came into the game...
TalkingChop May 20, 2017
Bartolo Colon, Braves look for another win on Saturday

Bartolo Colon, Braves look for another win on Saturday

Can the Braves make it two straight against the Nationals? It has been a sluggish start to the season for right hander Bartolo Colon who will be on the mound for the Atlanta Braves on Saturday when they continue their three-game set against the Washington Nationals. Colon enters Saturday with a 2-4 record and a 6.80 ERA. He has struggled to miss bats and with keeping the ball in the yard but however is coming off of one of his more effective starts of the season. He allowed seven hits and two runs over five innings while picking up a victory against Toronto last time out. That followed...
ATL All Day May 16, 2017

Atlanta Braves: Offense Comes Alive in Toronto

The Atlanta Braves offense came alive on Monday night in a 10-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The much needed offensive barrage came in support of Bartolo Colon who bounced back on Monday. The Atlanta Braves beat the Jays behind Bartolo Colon’s five solid innings and an offensive attack that started early and often. […] Atlanta Braves: Offense Comes Alive in Toronto - ATL All Day - ATL All Day - An Atlanta Sports Site - Falcons, Braves, Hawks, Dream, Georgia Bulldogs, Georgia State Panthers, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and More
TalkingChop May 16, 2017
Atlanta Braves News and Links: Offense shows up in Toronto

Atlanta Braves News and Links: Offense shows up in Toronto

The Braves brought their bats to Toronto as they began a three-game series north of the border on Monday, scoring ten runs in route to their third win in four games. BRAVES NEWS Coherent offense leads Braves to 10-6 win over Blue Jays The Braves got big contributions from Freddie Freeman, Matt Kemp, and Dansby Swanson on Monday, as the Braves beat the Blue Jays 10-6. Bartolo Colon was much better in this start than his last, giving the Braves enough to cement a win as he allowed three runs in five innings of work. Jason Motte pitched well in relief, though he was followed by rough outings...
CBS Local May 16, 2017
Freeman Hits 3-Run HR, Braves Beat Blue Jays 10-6

Freeman Hits 3-Run HR, Braves Beat Blue Jays 10-6

Bartolo Colon gave Atlanta five innings. That was enough on a tough night for the big right-hander.
Tomahawk Take May 15, 2017

Offense Hot, Bullpen Holds as Braves beat Blue Jays 10-6

The long flight from Miami to Toronto without a day of rest didn’t seem to both the Braves Monday night, especially the offense. The Atlanta Braves (14-21) got back on track Monday night in game one of their inter-league series at the Toronto Blue Jays, as the Braves get a 10-6 win. Bartolo Colon bounced […] Offense Hot, Bullpen Holds as Braves beat Blue Jays 10-6 - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop May 15, 2017
Braves vs. Blue Jays preview: Atlanta kicks off series with red-hot Toronto

Braves vs. Blue Jays preview: Atlanta kicks off series with red-hot Toronto

The Blue Jays are playing great baseball and Bartolo Colon gets the ball in game one of a two-city, four-game set. At first blush, it does not appear that the Toronto Blue Jays have been playing fantastic baseball. After all, the team is just 17-21 as mid-May arrives and that isn’t exactly inspiring given the way Toronto has operated in recent years. However, the Blue Jays have won five straight games (and seven of eight) as the Atlanta Braves arrive to begin a two-city, four-game series and that paints an interesting picture for the visitors. Atlanta is, of course, playing slightly...
TalkingChop May 12, 2017
Atlanta Braves news and links: Let’s talk about pitching

Atlanta Braves news and links: Let’s talk about pitching

The Braves may have been off yesterday, but there was plenty of talk about the Braves and their pitching staff on Thursday. BRAVES NEWS A look at the rough starts for Dickey and Colon The Braves’ pitching staff is a big reason why they’re currently in the doldrums of a six-game losing streak, and their two high-profile signings from the offseason are part of those issues. R.A. Dickey and Bartolo Colon may be eating innings, but they’re getting shelled while doing so and it’s a bit of an issue at the moment. Should Mets have the Braves worried about the focus of their rebuild? The...
TalkingChop May 11, 2017
Dickey and Colon have had a rough start to life with the Braves

Dickey and Colon have had a rough start to life with the Braves

We weren’t expecting anything spectacular from these two, but we also weren’t expecting to see completely stumble out of the gates like they have this season. Back in the offseason, the Braves made waves when they decided to buy their more promising pitching prospects some time by giving two of their starting rotation spots to a couple of 40-year old journeymen pitchers. Bartolo Colon and R.A. Dickey both signed relatively cheap one-year deals, and it seemed like the Braves had a few things in mind when they made these deals. First, they obviously wanted to see some improvement out of...
Braves Journal May 10, 2017

Atlanta 3, Houston 8

It is entirely plausible that Bartolo Colon is not a good pitcher anymore. It is the gospel truth that he is not a good pitcher right now. His current mantra is to put his team so deep in the hole after the first inning or two, that his offense has little to no chance to […]
Carlos Beltran (40) wins battle of the aged by taking Bartolo Colon (43) deep

Carlos Beltran (40) wins battle of the aged by taking Bartolo Colon (43) deep

They partied like it was 1999 -- and then iced heavily
Tomahawk Take May 10, 2017

Bartolo Colon hit hard, Atlanta Braves lose fifth straight

Matt Kemp on the Atlanta Braves: “This is unacceptable. Our team is too good. … We got weapons to win games, and we got to do better.” Given the overabundance of clichés in sports, it can be annoying to hear that a game was “over before it started” but that’s perhaps the best way to […] Bartolo Colon hit hard, Atlanta Braves lose fifth straight - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop May 10, 2017
Atlanta Braves news and links: Another bad day for Bartolo

Atlanta Braves news and links: Another bad day for Bartolo

2017 has not been kind to Bartolo Colon, who once again got hit hard by opposing hitters. BRAVES NEWS Houston clobbers Colon as Atlanta loses again Bartolo Colon’s rough start to the 2017 season continued in Houston, as the Astros walloped him for five runs in the first inning and then added three more earned runs on Colon’s tally to eventually win the game 8-3. ESPN: Freeman is Atlanta’s new Chipper Jones Freddie Freeman has been receiving some high praise from national media outlets as he’s picked up exactly where he left off last season with his performances with the bat. In...
TalkingChop May 9, 2017
Astros waste no time clobbering Colon in 8-3 win

Astros waste no time clobbering Colon in 8-3 win

By the time Bartolo Colon recorded the first out of the game for Atlanta, they were down 5-0. That’s not optimal! Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but there was nothing sexy about Bartolo Colon’s performance on Monday night — specifically in the first inning, which was basically when the game was decided as the Astros ended up cruising to victory. The first inning of this game went about as bad as you could imagine for the Braves. Charlie Morton made quick work of the top three batters in Atlanta’s lineup, and then the top of Houston’s lineup feasted on a diet of...

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