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TalkingChop Oct 11, 2018
State of the Braves: Atlanta’s roster before the offseason begins

State of the Braves: Atlanta’s roster before the offseason begins

There are a few holes to fill, but most of the roster for a 90-win team remains intact. The highly-anticipated 2018-19 offseason is just a few weeks away, and the Braves find themselves in an envious situation. What second-year GM Alex Anthopoulos does over the next five months will likely alter the franchise’s direction drastically, for better or worse. The Braves have roughly $50 million committed to five players next year, nearly half of which goes to Freddie Freeman. Throw in obvious arbitration candidates like Mike Foltynewicz and Kevin Gausman and the number raises to $72 million....
TalkingChop Oct 8, 2018
Ozzie Albies jumps up in the lineup for NLDS Game 4

Ozzie Albies jumps up in the lineup for NLDS Game 4

The diminutive dynamo finds himself back in the second slot, while Tyler Flowers will catch Folty. As far as intangibles go, the hardest part of any playoff series is to shift momentum in a meaningful way. Following last night’s nail-biting win over the Dodgers, we will have a chance to see if the momentum will enthusiastically swing in the Braves’ favor, or if last night was just a blip. Ronald Acuña and Freddie Freeman did their part to get Atlanta’s offense back on track last night, and they reside in their usual lineup spots for Game 4 of the NLDS. Here is how Snitker will fill...

5 things to know about Braves’ heroics in Game 3 NLDS

The Braves last won a playoff round in 2001, when they swept Houston in the NLDS. With historic homers from Ronald Acuna and Freddie Freeman have lived to fight another game. Here are some things to know about the Game 3 dramatics against the Los Angeles Dodgers that led to today’s Game 4 at SunTrust Park (4:30 p.m., FS1):
TalkingChop Oct 8, 2018
Braves News: Atlanta lives to fight another day

Braves News: Atlanta lives to fight another day

The Braves avoid elimination and will look to do so again on Monday. Atlanta Braves News Braves survive with 6-5 win over Dodgers Ronald Acuna hit a grand slam and Freddie Freeman added a solo shot as the Atlanta Braves avoided elimination with a 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLDS. The Braves used seven different pitchers in order to nail down the victory. Acuna youngest to hit postseason slam Acuna’s second-inning grand slam gave the Braves a five-run lead and put him into the record books surpassing Mickey Mantle as the youngest player in major league history...
‘Fred-die!’ does it: Freeman’s homer lifts Braves over Dodgers in NLDS Game 3

‘Fred-die!’ does it: Freeman’s homer lifts Braves over Dodgers in NLDS Game 3

You can tell Freddie Freeman got a hold of one when, soon after the crack of the bat, his tongue reflexively sticks out of his mouth. In those moments, the Braves slugger is like the painter applying the finishing touches to a work of art.
What Freddie Freeman had to say after Braves’ Game 3 victory

What Freddie Freeman had to say after Braves’ Game 3 victory

Here is what Freddie Freeman said after his sixth-inning home run lifted the Braves over the Dodgers, 6-5, in Game 3 of the National League Division Series Sunday at SunTrust Park.
TalkingChop Oct 8, 2018
Braves survive with 6-5 win over Dodgers

Braves survive with 6-5 win over Dodgers

Ronald Acuna and Freddie Freeman both homered to help the Braves to a 6-5 win over the Dodgers. The NLDS will continue on Monday after the Atlanta Braves delivered a 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 to avoid elimination. Held scoreless for the first 19 innings of the series, the Braves finally broke through in the second against Walker Buehler. Nick Markakis worked a leadoff walk to get things started. That walk was the first by Atlanta hitter in the series. Buehler answered right back and struck out Johan Camargo and Kurt Suzuki. Ozzie Albies followed with a soft single to...
Freeman, Acuna revive Braves offense, force Game 4 with Dodgers

Freeman, Acuna revive Braves offense, force Game 4 with Dodgers

Freddie Freeman annihilated a ball into the Chop House. While jogging to first base, he clinched both fists, looked over to the Braves dugout and unprecedentedly let out a celebratory cheer.
www.ocregister.com Oct 7, 2018
Whicker: Freddie Freeman’s advice is ignored, but his power is celebrated in Braves’ Game 3 win

Whicker: Freddie Freeman’s advice is ignored, but his power is celebrated in Braves’ Game 3 win

The Braves take advantage of a lapse by Walker Buehler, a homer by Freeman and the Dodgers' inability to get a big (or small) hit to cut the series lead to 2-1.
TalkingChop Oct 1, 2018
Braves’ bench decisions hinge on the health of Dansby Swanson

Braves’ bench decisions hinge on the health of Dansby Swanson

Swanson’s health will help determine the rest of the Braves’ bench composition for the playoffs. While the Braves have a number of question marks on the pitching side of their postseason roster, their lineup and bench is clearer. There are decisions to be made though and the biggest may have to do with who is available from a physical standpoint. Lineup Locks: (Tyler Flowers/Kurt Suzuki, Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies, Johan Camargo, Ronald Acuña Jr. Ender Inciarte, Nick Markakis) No surprises here as this has been the core of the team’s lineup for the better part of the season....
TalkingChop Sep 29, 2018
Nola, defense result in 3-0 Braves loss to Phillies

Nola, defense result in 3-0 Braves loss to Phillies

Anibal Sanchez threw six scoreless, but the bats didn’t do much against Aaron Nola and poor defense allowed a fateful big inning. The Braves’ backups defeated Aaron Nola last weekend. On Saturday night, he was able to get some small measure of revenge, shutting out Atlanta’s bats for seven innings and preventing them from grabbing their 91st win of the season. Much of this game featured Anibal Sanchez and Aaron Nola trading zeroes. The Braves had some luck with leadoff batters, but no real success elsewise. Ronald Acuña Jr. led off the game with a single, but Freddie Freeman ended...
TalkingChop Sep 29, 2018
Braves News: Atlanta earns 90th win, Dansby Swanson update and much more

Braves News: Atlanta earns 90th win, Dansby Swanson update and much more

Braves still pushing for home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Atlanta Braves News 10-2 blowout gives Braves 90th win of 2018 Mike Foltynewicz turned in another dominant performance while Freddie Freeman went 4-for-5 at the plate in a 10-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. The victory gave Atlanta its 90th win of the season. They are currently tied with the Colorado Rockies for the third-best record in the National League. Dansby Swanson’s hand injury improving, Braves hopeful he can play NLDS The Braves received some good news on Friday regarding injured...
TalkingChop Sep 29, 2018
Freddie Freeman: ‘It takes a whole team to get the playoffs’

Freddie Freeman: ‘It takes a whole team to get the playoffs’

Freeman and company discuss Friday’s win over the Phillies. The Atlanta Braves earned their 90th win of the season Friday night with a 10-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Freddie Freeman went 4-for-5 at the plate with three doubles bringing his season total to 44. MIke Foltynewicz allowed one run and struck out nine over five dominant innings. “It takes a whole team to get the playoffs. We’ve done it all year."— True, but can’t help but be impressed by Freddie Freeman, who went 4 for 5 with three doubles and three RBI as @Braves blew past Phillies.#Braves | #ChopOn...
TalkingChop Sep 28, 2018
Freddie Freeman returns to lineup for series opener against Phillies

Freddie Freeman returns to lineup for series opener against Phillies

Freeman returns to lineup after a rare off day on Thursday. The Atlanta Braves will begin the final series of the regular season Friday night when they open up a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies. After a rare off day on Thursday, Freddie Freeman and Ender Inciarte are back in Brian Snitker’s lineup for Friday’s series opener. Tyler Flowers gets the start behind the plate while Charlie Culberson is at short in place of the injured Dansby Swanson. .@Folty25 takes the mound tonight in Philly! #ChopOnGame Preview: https://t.co/p9SY5o0xtb pic.twitter.com/k14ZBFhVR8—...
www.thegoodphight.com Sep 28, 2018
It’s Almost Over, I Promise: Phillies vs. Braves Series Preview

It’s Almost Over, I Promise: Phillies vs. Braves Series Preview

The unpleasantness wraps up this weekend with three games against the Braves The 2018 Phillies season will end much like it began: With a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves. Remember that opening series? Bolstered by free agent acquisitions Carlos Santana and Jake Arrieta, the Phillies were considered dark horse wild card contenders. Meanwhile, the Braves’ outlook seemed dimmer. They were thought to have one legitimate threat in their lineup (Freddie Freeman) and a questionable pitching staff. The series would provide the Phillies with a chance to show that their days of losing...

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