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TalkingChop Aug 1, 2020
Ronald Acuña Jr. homers as Braves dump Mets 7-1

Ronald Acuña Jr. homers as Braves dump Mets 7-1

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports Touki Toussaint pitched well as Atlanta extended it’s winning streak to four-straight. Touki Toussaint turned in a good performance and Ronald Acuña Jr. hit his first homer of the season to help the Atlanta Braves push their winning streak to four-straight with a 7-1 win over the New York Mets. The Braves wasted no time getting Toussaint some runs. Freddie Freeman worked a two-out walk before Marcell Ozuna launched his third home run of the season to put Atlanta in front 2-0. No mercy from Marcell Ozuna for former teammates ...
TalkingChop Aug 1, 2020
Ozzie Albies returns to Braves lineup Saturday against Mets

Ozzie Albies returns to Braves lineup Saturday against Mets

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Albies returns to the lineup while Freeman gets another start at DH. Ozzie Albies is back in the Atlanta Braves lineup for Saturday’s game against the New York Mets. Albies didn’t start Friday’s game but did make a pinch hit appearance in what Brian Snitker categorized as just a day off. Touki Toussaint will make his first start of the season for the Braves in Saturday’s game. Freddie Freeman gets another start at DH with Matt Adams taking over at first base. Johan Camargo is at third base while Tyler Flowers gets the start behind the plate. Going for...
Tomahawk Take Jul 30, 2020

Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman can’t be stopped for long

Maybe the Atlanta Braves stat guys weren’t in mid-season form Tuesday night? It was declared multiple times during and after Tuesday’s Atlanta Braves game with the Rays that Freddie Freeman had never carried a golden sombrero (4 strikeouts) in a single game before.  Close, but not quite… Actually… it was the tenth time that had […] Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman can’t be stopped for long - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community
TalkingChop Jul 29, 2020
Freddie Freeman bounces back in a big way as Braves beat Rays, 7-4

Freddie Freeman bounces back in a big way as Braves beat Rays, 7-4

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Freddie made up for his Golden Sombrero on Tuesday by nearly hitting for the cycle on Wednesday. That’s a nice way to redeem yourself. Freddie Freeman led the way for the Braves with a big night at the plate against the Rays. His four hits and three runs batted in helped to push Atlanta past Tampa Bay for a 7-4 win in the Braves’ home opener. If this game had gone in favor of the Rays, then the main story would have been Kevin Kiermaier’s defensive efforts. He got off to an early start in the first inning, which is when he started off a perfect relay play...
TalkingChop Jul 27, 2020
The Daily Chop: Series win in New York, Will Smith cleared and more

The Daily Chop: Series win in New York, Will Smith cleared and more

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Atlanta’s offense came to life in a big way. The Atlanta Braves got some good news on the injury front as Brian Snitker confirmed that reliever Will Smith has been cleared to return from the COVID-19 list and threw a side session at Truist Park Sunday. Smith was one of four players, along with Freddie Freeman, who tested positive during the team’s intake screening. Snitker had no further update on catchers Tyler Flowers and Travis d’Arnaud who continue to test negative but are showing symptoms and not feeling well. Rookie William Contreras started at catcher...
Tomahawk Take Jul 24, 2020

Atlanta Braves vs. Jacob deGrom: familiar foes

The Mets opening day starter has handled our Atlanta Braves well. It’s hard to figure whether the Atlanta Braves really needed a scouting report on the Mets from (now side-lined) former Met catcher Travis d’Arnaud, but for sure, there’s a lot of familiarity building up between these clubs. Not surprisingly, Freddie Freeman has seen Jacob […] Atlanta Braves vs. Jacob deGrom: familiar foes - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community
TalkingChop Jul 23, 2020
Starting Nine: Key to NL East three-peat, Face of the Braves in 2020 and more as season begins

Starting Nine: Key to NL East three-peat, Face of the Braves in 2020 and more as season begins

Freddie Freeman and Ronald Acuña Jr. give the Braves two players in the top eight in National League MVP odds. | Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports Plus, the evolution of Mike Soroka, expectations for Austin Riley and how we’ll eventually judge this shortened campaign The back and forth of a public squabble, how to navigate the schedule and the game environment itself amid a pandemic are (at least for a few moments) are pushed to the back of the mind for this simple, beautiful thought: the season is here. The Braves, they of the back-to-back National League East crowns, are gunning to make...
TalkingChop Jul 19, 2020
Talking Chop Podcast Episode 227: Nearing the opener

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 227: Nearing the opener

Photo by David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Happy Sunday, everybody. The 2020 MLB season is scheduled to begin later this week and, for the Atlanta Braves, a lot took place in a short period of time. Episode 227 of the Talking Chop Podcast is here to break down the latest, with TC’s Eric Cole joining the show to break down the following topics: Just a few days after an emergency podcast about his addition to the roster, it appears that Yasiel Puig isn’t going to be a member of the Braves What happens with the roster if Puig doesn’t join the squad? Freddie Freeman and Touki...
TalkingChop Jul 19, 2020
Braves Roster Projection: Who will make the final cut?

Braves Roster Projection: Who will make the final cut?

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports The expanded 30-man roster addresses most of the issues but there are still a couple of question marks. We are less than a week away from the start of the 2020 MLB regular season and Opening Day for the Atlanta Braves. It has been a long and winding road to get to this point. The Braves received some good news this week when first baseman Freddie Freeman and right-hander Touki Toussaint were cleared to join camp. Both had tested positive for COVID-19 during the team’s intake screening. There was also a bit of bad news as well. Yasiel Puig, who was...
Call to the Pen Jul 19, 2020

Atlanta Braves: Freddie Freeman is back; unclear for Opening Day

After a brief absence from Atlanta Braves camp, Freddie Freeman is finally back! When the Atlanta Braves reported to camp a few weeks ago, one familiar face was missing in action. Now, after a weeks-long battle with COVID-19, a battle that hit him like a “ton of bricks,” a slimmer looking Freddie Freeman has finally […] Atlanta Braves: Freddie Freeman is back; unclear for Opening Day - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Jul 19, 2020
The Daily Chop: Freeman details fight with COVID-19, Braves select contracts of Tomlin and Alonso

The Daily Chop: Freeman details fight with COVID-19, Braves select contracts of Tomlin and Alonso

Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Freddie Freeman had quite the ordeal recovering from COVID-19. The loss of Freddie Freeman under any circumstances, from a baseball perspective, could have been devastating for the Atlanta Braves in particular during a shortened season. However, upon his triumphant return to the field after successfully testing negative for COVID-19 back-to-back times, he story of how scary his ordeal with the disease was is a reminder of the very real human cost that some people are paying when stricken with coronavirus. In an excellent read from Mark Bowman,...
TalkingChop Jul 18, 2020
The Daily Chop: Yasiel Puig tests positive and puts deal on hold, Freddie Freeman makes his return

The Daily Chop: Yasiel Puig tests positive and puts deal on hold, Freddie Freeman makes his return

Photo by Jason Miller/ The Braves’ made waves agreeing to terms with Yasiel Puig. All of that is on hold now. The Braves got a lot of attention a few days ago when they appeared to have agreed to terms with free agent outfielder Yasiel Puig. A lot of fans were excited that the team had seemingly addressed their need for a bat that can hit RHP, a few fans, and at least one local writer, were clutching their pearls because they thought Puig was some sort of locker room cancer...a notion that was quickly dispelled by Charlie Culberson who knew Puig from his time with the Dodgers. However,...
Tomahawk Take Jul 17, 2020

Atlanta Braves Freddie Freeman returns; Yasiel Puig departs

The Atlanta Braves day started with good news about the two returns but ended with a loss. The good news of the day was the return of Freddie Freeman and Touki Toussaint to the Atlanta Braves from the COVID-IL.  Both players missed two weeks of prep time, and we can’t be sure when they’ll be […] Atlanta Braves Freddie Freeman returns; Yasiel Puig departs - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community
TalkingChop Jul 17, 2020
Braves run the gamut of COVID-19-related emotions in less than an hour

Braves run the gamut of COVID-19-related emotions in less than an hour

Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Freddie Freeman’s back. Yasiel Puig probably won’t be coming. The Braves went from joy to despair on Friday afternoon. Normally, Friday afternoon is seen as the prime time for people to dump bad news so that they can scurry away to the weekend and figure out a plan of attack/defense by Monday. You very rarely hear about good news hitting on a Friday afternoon. It’s one of the only drawbacks about Friday, which is usually the best weekday on the calendar. The “Friday News Dump” is the price that we have to pay in order to celebrate...
TalkingChop Jul 17, 2020
Freddie Freeman and Touki Toussaint have been cleared to return

Freddie Freeman and Touki Toussaint have been cleared to return

Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports A breath of fresh air after troubling news! That sound you hear is a collective breath by Braves fans across the city as Freddie Freeman and Touki Toussaint not only have been cleared to return but are already out on the field today! Freddie Freeman and Touki Toussaint have been cleared to return to club facilities.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 17, 2020 It has been a journey for Freeman who was hit particularly hard by the virus, a battle that was described as “intense” and ended up having an impact on Nick Markakis decision to opt out of...

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