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TalkingChop May 17, 2018
Braves News: Young guns get it done to rally past Cubs

Braves News: Young guns get it done to rally past Cubs

The Braves’ two young phenoms atop the lineup gave the club a late lead on Wednesday, securing a victory for Atlanta. BRAVES NEWS Albies, Acuña club Cubs late in 4-1 Braves win The Braves got six strong innings from Brandon McCarthy on Wednesday, as he left having allowing just one run while striking out eight. His solid work, coupled with three shutout innings from the bullpen allowed Atlanta to hold a tie with the Cubs until the eighth inning. Ozzie Albies got the party started with a one-out triple to right-center, then Ronald Acuna singled him home to give the Braves a 2-1 lead. A...
TalkingChop May 17, 2018
Video: Acuña, Albies carry Braves over Cubs

Video: Acuña, Albies carry Braves over Cubs

Ronald Acuña Jr. and Ozzie Ablies helped spark a three-run eighth for the Braves in a 4-1 win over the Cubs Brandon McCarthy turned in a solid performance on the mounds while Ozzie Albies and Ronald Acuña Jr. came up big late in a 4-1 Braves win over the Cubs. Good start. #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/JWir4uUk9X— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 17, 2018 Albies led off the game with a double and later scored on this RBI single by Freddie Freeman. Freeman went 2-for-3 with a walk in the game raising his average to .325 on the season. Six innings of 1-run ball tonight for @BMcCarthy32 ...
TalkingChop May 16, 2018
GameThread, 5/16/2018: Cubs @ Braves

GameThread, 5/16/2018: Cubs @ Braves

Can the Braves avoid another heartbreaker? Can Brandon McCarthy right the ship? Will the crowd rise up and throw the umpiring crew into a volcano that emerges in center field? This is your daily thread for: Complaining about umpires; Complaining about replay; Complaining about Jose Bautista; Defending Jose Bautista; Complaining about Mike Foltynewicz’ mental fortitude; Defending Mike Foltynewicz’ mental fortitude; Calling for a trade or demotion of Brandon McCarthy; Indicating why a trade or demotion of Brandon McCarthy is not warranted; Pictures of cats. Go forth and comment on...
TalkingChop May 16, 2018
Braves’ Wednesday lineup features Flowers, Flaherty

Braves’ Wednesday lineup features Flowers, Flaherty

Mostly the same lineup, with some not-uncommon rotations. Here’s how the Cubs will line up behind Tyler Chatwood to face Brandon McCarthy and the Braves today: Here is tonight's #Cubs lineup in Atlanta. #EverybodyInGame preview: https://t.co/6sEpCfn2kA pic.twitter.com/QiwDryNK8T— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 16, 2018 Once again, these Cubbies rotate their players. No Ben Zobrist, who had last night’s game-winning hit, in this one. He’s replaced in right field by Ian Happ. Weirdly enough, this will be Happ’s first start of the season in right field; he’s previously started nine...
TalkingChop May 16, 2018
McCarthy, Braves seek badly-needed bounceback against Cubs

McCarthy, Braves seek badly-needed bounceback against Cubs

A victory would wash a lot of sour tastes out of a lot of mouths. The Braves were not subject to an enjoyable experience last night, thanks to the umpiring crew, MLB’s toxic replay system, and some poor relief pitching from Arodys Vizcaino. Brandon McCarthy’s last few starts have also been far from enjoyable. Both the Braves and McCarthy will be hoping for the sweetness of victory tonight as they square off against the Cubs again, to scour the bitterness of defeat from their senses. Of everyone on the Atlanta roster, McCarthy probably needs some good tidings the most. While it wasn’t...

How to watch Braves-Cubs tonight: Can Brandon McCarthy stop his slide? Times, TV, network

Weather permitting, the Braves and Cubs will meet for the third consecutive day Wednesday night, and the second game of a three-game series at SunTrust Park.
TalkingChop May 16, 2018
May 16: Cubs vs Braves

May 16: Cubs vs Braves

Brandon McCarthy and the Atlanta Braves will look to get back on track Wednesday evening against the Chicago Cubs.
TalkingChop May 12, 2018
Braves News: Albies continues to roll, Bautista platoon and more

Braves News: Albies continues to roll, Bautista platoon and more

A platoon situation at third base could be in the future for Jose Bautista. Braves News Miami hit deluge drowns McCarthy, Braves in 6-3 defeat Ozzie Albies tied for the National League lead with his 12th home run of the season but Brandon McCarthy struggled again in a 6-3 loss to the Marlins. The two teams meet again on Saturday with Mike Soroka scheduled to make his third start. Will Bautista end up platooning with Flaherty? Jose Bautista was out of the Braves’ lineup on Friday and MLB.com’s Mark Bowman writes that may be a sign of things to come against right handed pitching....
TalkingChop May 11, 2018
Miami hit deluge drowns McCarthy, Braves in 6-3 defeat

Miami hit deluge drowns McCarthy, Braves in 6-3 defeat

Brandon McCarthy was subjected to an onslaught of hits and the Braves’ bats foundered against the rocks of the Marlins’ bullpen. Normally, when a team scores in three consecutive innings, like the Braves did on Friday night, that means a good night. Unfortunately for the Braves, the Marlins also scored in those same three innings, in greater quantities. That was the difference as Brandon McCarthy suffered another poor start, and the Braves couldn’t solve the Miami relief corps en route to a 6-3 loss. The defeat snapped the team’s three-game winning streak and its longer road winning...

McCarthy gets knocked around again in streak-snapping loss to Marlins

MIAMI – Brandon McCarthy gave up a barrage of hits for the second time in a week Friday, and again a leadoff problem reared its head for the Braves’ veteran pitcher.
Fish Stripes May 11, 2018
Game Thread 38: Marlins vs Braves

Game Thread 38: Marlins vs Braves

Dan Straily vs Brandon McCarthy. Please leave any Icthy picks in the comments below. Remember, we just introduced a new grand prize for the contest this season! Today's Lineups ATLANTA BRAVES MIAMI MARLINS Ozzie Albies - 2B J.T. Realmuto - C Ronald Acuna - LF Martin Prado - 3B Freddie Freeman - 1B Starlin Castro - 2B Nick Markakis - RF Justin Bour - 1B Kurt Suzuki - C Brian Anderson - RF Ender Inciarte - CF Derek Dietrich - LF Johan Camargo - SS Miguel Rojas - SS Ryan Flaherty - 3B Lewis Brinson - CF Brandon McCarthy - RHP Dan Straily - RHP Matchup...
TalkingChop May 11, 2018
GameThread: Braves @ Marlins, 5/11/2018

GameThread: Braves @ Marlins, 5/11/2018

Brandon McCarthy vs. Dan Straily Here we go, one more time. Your anagrams of the day: Brandon McCarthy = Many Crotch Brand Dan Straily = Salty Nadir Go Braves!

How to watch the Braves vs. Marlins Friday, May 11: TV, times, starting pitchers

After a high-powered sixth inning led the Braves to a 9-2 victory Thursday night, their four-game series in Miami continues Friday night with Brandon McCarthy on the mound.
TalkingChop May 11, 2018
Braves go for ninth straight road win, McCarthy eyes bounceback

Braves go for ninth straight road win, McCarthy eyes bounceback

The Marlins and Dan Straily stand in Atlanta’s way on Friday night. A lot of previously unthinkable things have happened this season. The Braves are (still!) first in the division, clinging to a slim half-win lead over the Philadelphia Phillies. Nick Markakis is on a monster tear. Ozzie Albies has more extra-base hits (25) than singles (20). The Braves have an eight-game road winning streak; they’ll try to push that to nine with a win in Miami tonight. Lost in the shuffle of all the unexpected stuff is that veteran Brandon McCarthy has not had a very good start to his season. If the...
TalkingChop May 11, 2018
May 11: Braves vs Marlins

May 11: Braves vs Marlins

Brandon McCarthy takes the mound tonight for the Atlanta Braves as they look for their fourth straight win to open their road trip.

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