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TalkingChop Aug 16, 2019
Late homers sink Braves in 8-3 loss to Dodgers

Late homers sink Braves in 8-3 loss to Dodgers

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports Mike Soroka pitched well again but Atlanta’s bullpen was unable to protect the lead in a loss to the Dodgers. Mike Soroka turned in another great performance on the mound but the Atlanta Braves bullpen let them down once again in an 8-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers struck first in the second inning when Cody Bellinger jumped on a fastball and drove it out to right center for his 41st home run of the season. The Braves would answer back in a big way in the home half of the second. Josh Donaldson walked to lead off the inning and moved all...
TalkingChop Aug 16, 2019
Atlanta Braves News: Johan Camargo’s struggles, injury updates and more

Atlanta Braves News: Johan Camargo’s struggles, injury updates and more

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports News and notes from a busy Thursday for the Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves News Braves, Teheran battered as Mets win 10-8 The Atlanta Braves got multi-homer games from Freddie Freeman and Josh Donaldson along with another by Ronald Acuña Jr. but it wasn’t enough to overcome Julio Teheran’s worst start of the season in a 10-8 setback to the New York Mets. Braves standing by Johan Camargo through struggles The Braves are standing by Johan Camargo at least for now despite his struggles. There was a moment when it appeared that Camargo could have ended up...
Tomahawk Take Aug 13, 2019

Should Atlanta Braves re-sign Josh Donaldson or go a different direction at third in 2020?

The Atlanta Braves have certainly enjoyed the Josh Donaldson signing so far. The question is will that relationship continue into 2020? For the past 25 years, the Atlanta Braves have had a good third baseman (minus a few years early this decade). Josh Donaldson has probably been the best since Chipper Jones retired. As we […] Should Atlanta Braves re-sign Josh Donaldson or go a different direction at third in 2020? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Aug 4, 2019
Day off for Freeman, Duvall cleanup, Riley at first for Reds finale

Day off for Freeman, Duvall cleanup, Riley at first for Reds finale

Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire via Didn’t see this one coming, or did you? Here are your lineups for today’s series finale between the Braves and the Reds: Yes, that’s right — no Freddie Freeman for the Braves. Freeman will grab a bench spot for the second time this season, and first since May 12. Austin Riley will start in his place at first base. Josh Donaldson slides up to the third spot, and Adam Duvall will bat cleanup accordingly. Suffice to say, the Braves have never trotted out anything remotely like this lineup or defensive arrangement prior to...
Tomahawk Take Aug 2, 2019

3 Takeaways from a rain shortened win for the Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves won again Thursday against the Cincinnati Reds. The win extended the winning streak to three and the game was shortened due to rain. Let’s get right to our three takeaway’s from the Atlanta Braves 4-1 win. 3. If not for a slow April, Josh Donaldson might be in MVP Race Since the […] 3 Takeaways from a rain shortened win for the Atlanta Braves - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Aug 1, 2019
Braves News: Busy deadline bolsters Atlanta bullpen

Braves News: Busy deadline bolsters Atlanta bullpen

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports The Braves loaded up on high-leverage arms, plus beat the Nationals to extend their division lead. Solid day all-around. BRAVES NEWS Josh Donaldson rescues Braves in 5-4 win over Nationals The Braves got seven strong innings from Mike Soroka, who allowed just one run to the Nationals. With Adam Duvall homering again, Ozzie Albies acting as a catalyst for the top of the order, and Tyler Flowers breaking out of a recent slump, the Atlanta offense was able to build a 4-1 lead as Soroka exited the game. Then the fun ended, as the Atlanta bullpen allowed a...
TalkingChop Jul 31, 2019
Josh Donaldson rescues Braves in 5-4 win over Nationals

Josh Donaldson rescues Braves in 5-4 win over Nationals

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ Donaldson’s 10th inning home run saves Atlanta after another bullpen meltdown. Josh Donaldson homered in the 10th inning to save the Atlanta Braves in a 5-4 win over the Washington Nationals. The Braves wrap up their road trip with a 4-2 record and extend their lead in the NL East to 6.5 games. The Braves got on the board early when Adam Duvall jumped on a 2-2 pitch from Anibal Sanchez and drove it out for his fourth home run of the season to make it 1-0. ADAM DUVALL. AGAIN. pic.twitter.com/bTu8SkrqXc— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) July 31,...
TalkingChop Jul 31, 2019
Atlanta Braves News: It is deadline day!

Atlanta Braves News: It is deadline day!

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Atlanta Braves News Good Braves Return, Beat Nationals 11-8 Atlanta grabbed a much-needed win Tuesday night holding off the Washington Nationals 11-8 to increase their NL East division lead back to 5.5 games. Adam Duvall homered twice while Josh Donaldson added a three-run shot to back another strong performance by Julio Teheran. Atlanta Braves trade Kolby Allard to the Texas Rangers for Chris Martin The Braves began reconstructing their bullpen Tuesday night with the addition of Chris Martin from the Rangers. Atlanta sent left-handed pitching prospect...
TalkingChop Jul 26, 2019
Will the Braves extend Josh Donaldson, and should they?

Will the Braves extend Josh Donaldson, and should they?

Photo by Logan Riely/MLB Photos via The veteran third baseman has been a force offensively and defensively for Atlanta this season. Should they reward him with a multi-year extension? When the Braves signed Josh Donaldson to a one-year, $23 million deal last winter, it was met with a mixture of skepticism and excitement from interested parties. Coming off an injury-riddled 2018 season in which he played just 52 games, Donaldson appeared to be a shell of his former self, and Atlanta seemingly had greater needs. Fast-forward to the end of July, and Donaldson has fulfilled and exceeded...
TalkingChop Jul 23, 2019
Braves News: Royals coming to town

Braves News: Royals coming to town

Photo by Logan Riely/ After an off-day on Monday, the Braves now host the Royals for a quick two-game series. BRAVES NEWS Inbox: Should Braves get a starter or reliever? Mark Bowman answers fan questions for MLB.com, with topics such as trade targets, Mike Foltynewicz, and a Josh Donaldson extension. Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos would be more comfortable dipping into his rich prospect pool to acquire a controllable asset like Mike Minor, Marcus Stroman or Matthew Boyd, who he coincidentally included in the 2015 trade that brought David Price from the Tigers to the Blue...
TalkingChop Jul 22, 2019
Atlanta Braves News: Kevin Gausman delivers a big performance

Atlanta Braves News: Kevin Gausman delivers a big performance

Photo by Logan Riely/ Atlanta Braves News Kevin Gausman dominates as Braves down Nationals 7-1 Kevin Gausman turned in his best performance of the season while Josh Donaldson and Ronald Acuña Jr. both homered two help the Atlanta Braves to a 7-1 win over the Nationals Sunday night. The Braves push their lead in the NL East back to 6.5 games. They will enjoy an off day on Monday before opening a two-game series against the Kansas City Royals. Braves plan to keep Sean Newcomb in bullpen Brian Snitker told reporters on Sunday that the team currently has no plans to use Sean Newcomb as a...
TalkingChop Jul 21, 2019
Kevin Gausman dominates as Braves down Nationals 7-1

Kevin Gausman dominates as Braves down Nationals 7-1

Photo by Logan Riely/ Josh Donaldson and Ronald Acuña Jr. homered to back Gausman. Kevin Gausman gave the Atlanta Braves exactly what they needed with a dominant performance to help lead them to a 7-1 win over the Washington Nationals. The Braves got things started quickly against Nationals starter Joe Ross. Dansby Swanson worked a one out walk and then moved all the way to third as Freddie Freeman blooped a single into short left. Josh Donaldson struck out but Nick Markakis came through with a two out, two-run single to put Atlanta in front 2-0. Ross would settle down from there...
TalkingChop Jul 20, 2019
Soroka set to do battle with Anibal Sanchez in pivotal game three

Soroka set to do battle with Anibal Sanchez in pivotal game three

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Rookie and a vet. The Braves finally turned the momentum last night in a thrilling walk-off victory. After blowing a 3-1 lead in the top of the ninth Atlanta puffed their collective chests and loaded the bases for Josh Donaldson who smacked a single to center to win it with SunTrust Park crumbling around him. Tonight the Braves will look to keep that momentum rolling when they send Mike Soroka to the mound. The rookie has been one of the best pitchers in all of baseball this year and is actually working himself into the conversation for a Cy Young candidacy....
TalkingChop Jul 20, 2019
Braves News: Kyle Wright, Trade Deadline targets and more

Braves News: Kyle Wright, Trade Deadline targets and more

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ Atlanta Braves News Despite blown save, Donaldson delivers walk-off win for Braves over Nationals The Braves let a late lead slip away but Josh Donaldson delivered a walk-off hit in a 4-3 win over the Nationals. As Braves address rotation, Wright hurts chance We are just over a week away from the MLB Trade Deadline and the Atlanta Braves are continuing to evaluate their needs. While their rotation has struggled of late, the team is evaluating internal options. Kevin Gausman and Mike Foltynewicz will likely get their shot over the next week however, Kyle Wright...
TalkingChop Jul 19, 2019
Despite blown save, Donaldson delivers walk-off win for Braves over Nationals

Despite blown save, Donaldson delivers walk-off win for Braves over Nationals

Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via The Braves were in control of this game for the most part until the ninth inning. Then they took control again and took the win as well. Even though the Braves unexpectedly had to play the bottom of the ninth inning, they ended up sending the fans at SunTrust Park home on a happy note after Josh Donaldson hit a bases-loaded single to give the Braves a walk-off victory over the Nationals. For the first few innings of this game, Julio Teheran and Patrick Corbin were locked in an intense pitchers duel. Neither team could manage to push...

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