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TalkingChop Jun 19, 2018
Bottom of the order boosts Braves to victory over Blue Jays

Bottom of the order boosts Braves to victory over Blue Jays

A grand slam from Johan Camargo helped set the tone for an offensive explosion from the Braves in Toronto. Led by great nights at the plate from Johan Camargo, Ender Inciarte, and Charlie Culberson, the Atlanta Braves traveled up to Toronto and picked up a commanding 11-4 victory over the Blue Jays. Things got rolling early for the Braves as the second inning ended up being an omen of things to come when it came to the offense. Jaime Garcia got the first two batters out to start the second inning but then Kurt Suzuki hit a double to keep the inning alive. Garcia then walked the next two...
TalkingChop Jun 19, 2018
Tyler Flowers and Kurt Suzuki will both be in lineup against Blue Jays

Tyler Flowers and Kurt Suzuki will both be in lineup against Blue Jays

The DH is a beautiful thing. The lineups have been released for tonight’s game between the Braves and Blue Jays, so let’s not waste any more time and check out how each manager filled out the lineup card. For starters, here’s what the Braves will look like tonight in Toronto: .@Mike_Soroka28 takes the mound tonight in Toronto! #ChopOnGame Preview: https://t.co/WnAk1Zmcdf pic.twitter.com/0DhUzDA7aI— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 19, 2018 Ah, the beauty of American League baseball. This is a wonderful domain where the Braves don’t have to choose between whether or not they...
TalkingChop Jun 18, 2018
Freeman, Albies, Markakis in line for starting All-Star Game gigs per latest voting update

Freeman, Albies, Markakis in line for starting All-Star Game gigs per latest voting update

Kurt Suzuki is also making some noise in the balloting It’s Monday, so I guess that means it’s time for an ever-present All-Star Game voting update for the National League. Here’s what the “races” look like at the moment. Three-way race at catcher between @BusterPosey, @WContreras40 and Kurt Suzuki highlights latest National League balloting update. Visit https://t.co/Jd6REEkFYI to vote. #MLBVote pic.twitter.com/yClzTVtFqd— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) June 18, 2018 Freddie Freeman, deservedly, is the leading individual vote-getter for the NL. This, at least, causes me no...
TalkingChop Jun 18, 2018
Braves News: Teheran dominant in return, Suzuki update and more

Braves News: Teheran dominant in return, Suzuki update and more

Teheran looked great in his return from the DL while Kurt Suzuki received some good news after leaving Sunday’s game early. Atlanta Braves News Teheran returns with a vengeance against Padres as Braves take series with 4-1 win Julio Teheran returned from the disabled list on Sunday and turned in his best performance of the season throwing six no-hit innings while striking out 11 against the Padres. The Braves take 3-of-4 in the series and increase their lead in the NL East to 3.5 games. Kurt Suzuki leaves game after being hit in head by bat It wasn’t all good news for Atlanta on...
TalkingChop Jun 17, 2018
Kurt Suzuki leaves game after being hit in head by bat

Kurt Suzuki leaves game after being hit in head by bat

Braves catchers have endured a lot of punishment this season Kurt Suzuki, catching Sunday afternoon’s game against the Padres, was forced to leave after the top half of the second when he was struck on the head by a swing from San Diego catcher Raffy Lopez. Suzuki initially stayed down before walking off the field on his own power. He was seen discussing the situation with team medical staff in the dugout as the Braves batted in the bottom of the inning, and was replaced by Tyler Flowers. The Braves do not have any other catchers on the 40-man roster, so would need to shuffle some paper...

Kurt Suzuki hit in head, leaves game in second inning

Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki was hit in the side of his head by a swinging bat and had to leave Sunday’s game against the Padres.
TalkingChop Jun 15, 2018
Lineups for Friday’s match-up between the Braves and Padres

Lineups for Friday’s match-up between the Braves and Padres

Here they are. The Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres will square off on Friday evening, with Brandon McCarthy opposing Clayton Richard on the mound. From a lineup perspective, here is what Brian Snitker will deploy in the second of a four-game series. Friday night baseball from @SunTrustPark at 7:35 ET! #ChopOnGame Preview: https://t.co/62mI6QhTyY pic.twitter.com/zHViSgBTAB— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 15, 2018 There is no surprises here, as Culberson has essentially served as a near-everyday left fielder in the recent past. Kurt Suzuki gets the start behind the plate after...
TalkingChop Jun 13, 2018
Lineups for Wednesday’s Braves/Mets matinee

Lineups for Wednesday’s Braves/Mets matinee

Kurt Suzuki is back behind the plate for the Braves on Wednesday. The Atlanta Braves look to complete a two-game sweep of the New York Mets Wednesday afternoon at SunTrust Park. Mike Soroka was activated from the disabled list this morning and will make his first start since May 12. Here is what the rest of Brian Snitker’s lineup looks like for today’s game. .@Mike_Soroka28 returns to the mound today at @SunTrustPark! #ChopOnGame Preview: https://t.co/jz59DKhz3q pic.twitter.com/viem7IvFHf— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 13, 2018 Jacob deGrom gets the start for the Mets who have...
TalkingChop Jun 9, 2018
Video: Braves drop opener to Dodgers

Video: Braves drop opener to Dodgers

Brandon McCarthy struggled as the Braves dropped their series opener in Los Angeles The Atlanta Braves dropped to 1-3 on their current road trip with a 7-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday night. DAILY DOUBLE: ZUK EDITION Kurt Suzuki drives in Nick Markakis with a double off the left field wall. @Braves are on the board. #Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/VkgxlASQxu— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) June 9, 2018 Atlanta fell behind 3-0 but a double from Kurt Suzuki finally put them on the board. Suzuki went 1-for-3 with a walk in the game. Trailing 5-1 in the sixth,...
TalkingChop Jun 9, 2018
Dodgers launch five homers as Braves lose 7-3

Dodgers launch five homers as Braves lose 7-3

Brandon McCarthy and the Atlanta bullpen were not sharp on Friday night. The Braves’ pitching staff was unable to cool down the red-hot Dodgers on Friday night as they fell by a score of 7-3. Brandon McCarthy couldn’t make it out of the fifth inning as he was torched for three homers and four runs overall. Yasiel Puig blooped a single to right field in the first inning to give LA a 1-0 lead. Yasmani Grandal then smoked a no-doubter over the center field wall in the second to push the lead to 2-0. Grandal would hit another solo homer in the fourth. Kurt Suzuki hit a double off the wall...
TalkingChop Jun 3, 2018
Preston Tucker back in left, Bryce Harper gets the day off for Washington

Preston Tucker back in left, Bryce Harper gets the day off for Washington

Tucker has two home runs against the Nationals this season. The Atlanta Braves look to clinch a series win on Sunday when they wrap up a four-game series against the Washington Nationals. Anibal Sanchez will make his second start since coming off the disabled list. Preston Tucker gets the start in left field while Kurt Suzuki is back behind the plate. Here is what the rest of Brian Snitker’s lineup looks like for Sunday. Series finale today vs. the Nationals at 1:35 ET! #ChopOnGame Preview: https://t.co/x6Cd3O3o6N pic.twitter.com/OTaVR2DQjG— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 3,...
TalkingChop May 29, 2018
Braves’ bullpen falters in 8-5 loss to Mets

Braves’ bullpen falters in 8-5 loss to Mets

Braves have to settle for a split in their Memorial Day doubleheader. The Atlanta Braves were unable to sustain an early lead in an 8-5 loss to the New York Mets in Game 2 of their Memorial Day doubleheader. The Mets jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first on an RBI single by Adrian Gonzalez and a throwing error by Brandon McCarthy that allowed Jay Bruce to score on a Kevin Plawecki grounder. Kurt Suzuki put the Braves on the board in the second with a long solo home run to left to cut the deficit to 2-1. However, Brandon Nimmo answered in the third with a homer of his own to make it 3-1....
TalkingChop May 28, 2018
Charlie Culberson starts in left field in Game 2 vs Mets

Charlie Culberson starts in left field in Game 2 vs Mets

After coming through with the game-winner in Game 1, Charlie Culberson gets the start in left field in Game 2. Kurt Suzuki will be behind the plate and Brandon McCarthy will be on the mound. Well, the first game sure was fun. Let's play two! #ChopOnGame Preview: https://t.co/KLLwXa6jVu pic.twitter.com/OXiFsryELL— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 28, 2018 P.J. Conlon will get the start for the Mets in Game 2. Kevin Plawecki will be behind the plate and Jose Reyes gets the start at third. Mets lineup vs. Braves for game two tonight: Brandon Nimmo – LFMichael Conforto – CFJay Bruce...
TalkingChop May 27, 2018
Mike Foltynewicz helps Braves snap skid with win over Red Sox

Mike Foltynewicz helps Braves snap skid with win over Red Sox

Foltynewicz allowed one run run over seven strong innings as the Braves snapped a three-game skid with a 7-1 win over the Red Sox. Mike Foltynewicz turned in another great performance to help the Atlanta Braves avoid a sweep with a 7-1 win over the Boston Red Sox. However, everything wasn’t great for the Braves as Ronald Acuña Jr. left the game with an apparent knee injury in the seventh. As has been the case the entire series, the Braves jumped out to an early lead against Chris Sale. Nick Markakis and Kurt Suzuki led off the second inning with a walk and a single. After Ender...
TalkingChop May 27, 2018
Kurt Suzuki to DH, Charlie Culberson gets the start at third in series finale against Red Sox

Kurt Suzuki to DH, Charlie Culberson gets the start at third in series finale against Red Sox

Atlanta will try to end trip on a good note. The Atlanta Braves will try to avoid a sweep on Sunday when they wrap up a three-game set at Fenway against the Red Sox. The Braves will have a tough task ahead of them as Chris Sale takes the mound for Boston. Atlanta will counter with right hander Mike Foltynewicz. Kurt Suzuki stays in the lineup for the Braves today as the DH against Sale. Charlie Culberson starts at third base in place of Johan Camargo who is 0-for-12 on the road trip. Series finale at 1:05 ET today in Boston. #ChopOnGame Preview: https://t.co/0MNIiHzMDw...

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