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TalkingChop 4 hours ago
August 10: Braves 8, Red Sox 4

August 10: Braves 8, Red Sox 4

Photo by Brian Fluharty/ Vaughn Grissom had two hits, including his first major league home run, to help the Atlanta Braves to an 8-4 win over the Boston Red Sox. Atlanta completes the two-game sweep and moves 20 games over .500 at 66-46. Kyle Wright allowed one run over six innings while Kirby Yates made his Atlanta debut retiring the only batter he faced in the seventh. Wednesday Notables Home Runs: Marcell Ozuna (20), Vaughn Grissom (1), Tommy Pham (14) WP — Kyle Wright (14-5): 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K LP — Nick Pivetta (8-9): 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 5 K Up Next...
TalkingChop 14 hours ago
Vaughn Grissom has a debut night to remember as Braves repel Red Sox, 8-4

Vaughn Grissom has a debut night to remember as Braves repel Red Sox, 8-4

Photo by Brian Fluharty/ As a wise woman once said, he’s here and he’s perfect. Vaughn Grissom’s first start as a big leaguer was one to remember, as the newest member of the Atlanta Braves picked up his first hit and first career home run with just one mighty swing of the bat. His home run was part of another big night at the plate for the Braves, as Atlanta powered past the Red Sox to the tune of an 8-4 victory. There wasn’t a lot of action at the plate for the first three innings of this one, as both Kyle Wright and Nick Pivetta were settling into the game....
TalkingChop 22 hours ago
Kyle Wright looks to bounce back for Braves, both in general and against Red Sox

Kyle Wright looks to bounce back for Braves, both in general and against Red Sox

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Wright was one of many Braves pitchers who had a rough weekend. Now’s his chance to return to form while also getting a good start against Boston. Following an exciting win in extra innings last night, the Braves are now looking to depart Boston with a two-game sweep of the Red Sox as they are set to do baseball battle tonight at Fenway Park. The obvious big news today is that Vaughn Grissom has been called up to The Show following Orlando Arcia’s hamstring injury. It’s a bit of a shock when you consider that he’s had even less...
TalkingChop Aug 9, 2022
Braves News: Braves arrive in Boston, Spencer Strider discusses Sunday start, more

Braves News: Braves arrive in Boston, Spencer Strider discusses Sunday start, more

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports The Braves head to Boston looking to put their power back on display. After a less than ideal weekend in the Big Apple, the Braves have arrived in Beantown for a two game series with the Boston Red Sox. While Charlie Morton looks to continue his recent stretch of good pitching and Kyle Wright looks to rebound over the next two games, the Braves offense is looking to regain its elite output of power. After ranking second in home runs, second in ISO, and eighth in wRC+ in the majors as a team in the first half of the season, the...
TalkingChop Aug 5, 2022
Braves pile it on early, hold on for 9-6 win over Mets to even series

Braves pile it on early, hold on for 9-6 win over Mets to even series

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ The Braves scored eight in the first two innings and staved off the Mets’ attack to knot up the series Last night, the Mets jumped all over Kyle Wright and then hung on as the Braves tried to rally. Tonight, the Braves crushed Taijuan Walker, and despite more struggles from Ian Anderson, locked it down with a 9-6 win. This game had the look of a straight laugher early. Dansby Swanson and Matt Olson hit back-to-back doubles with one out in the first to score the game’s first run. After Walker plunked Austin Riley, Eddie Rosario hit a fly ball...
TalkingChop Aug 5, 2022
The 2022 Ian Anderson saga heads to New York as Braves look to even up series

The 2022 Ian Anderson saga heads to New York as Braves look to even up series

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Ian Anderson’s game log is like a box of chocolates, and the Braves could use a tasty truffle on Friday night After Kyle Wright struggled with his curveball and allowed three homers in a 6-4 loss on Thursday night, the Braves will hand the ball to Ian Anderson in Game Two as they look to knot up their five-game set against the division-leading Mets. It’s been a roller coaster ride of a season for Anderson so far, as he’s struggled in the first inning, struggled the third time through the order, and sometimes just struggled in general through...
TalkingChop Aug 5, 2022
Braves News: Braves open five-game set with loss, Ozzie Albies update, and more

Braves News: Braves open five-game set with loss, Ozzie Albies update, and more

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ 4.5 games back in the East after Thursday’s matchup. The Atlanta Braves dropped the first of five games against the first-place New York Mets on Thursday night, 6-4. Kyle Wright got the start, and the Mets were able to tack on a run early in the first inning. Wright finished his night with six innings tossed, six runs, four strikeouts, and two walks. He surrendered four home runs. After a slow start, the Braves offense finally came alive in the fifth, racking up three runs on a Michael Harris RBI and a two-run bomb from Ronald Acuña Jr. ...
TalkingChop Aug 5, 2022
August 4: Mets 6, Braves 4

August 4: Mets 6, Braves 4

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Kyle Wright allowed a career-high four home runs as the Atlanta Braves dropped their series opener in New York to the Mets 6-4. Atlanta dug themselves an early 5-0 hole and were unable to recover although they did make it interesting late. Michael Harris had two hits and drove in a pair of runs while Ronald Acuña Jr. homered for the first time in nearly a month. Edwin Diaz recorded a six-out save to nail down the victory for New York. Thursday’s Notables Home Runs: Tyler Naquin 2 (9), Alonso (29), Vogelbach (14), Acuña (9) WP — Carlos...
TalkingChop Aug 4, 2022
Braves drop opener to Mets, 6-4

Braves drop opener to Mets, 6-4

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Atlanta fell behind early and couldn’t recover in a 6-4 loss to the Mets. The Atlanta Braves dug themselves an early hole and were unable to recover in a 6-4 loss to the New York Mets. The Mets struck quickly against Kyle Wright as Starling Marte reached on an infield single and then moved to second on a walk by Francisco Lindor. Pete Alonso jumped on a hanging breaking ball and drove a single to left that scored Marte to put them in front 1-0. With runners at the corners, Wright got the ground ball that he needed as Daniel Vogelbach hit into a...
TalkingChop Aug 4, 2022
Braves vs Mets game thread

Braves vs Mets game thread

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ A big series five-game series between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets will get underway Thursday night at Citi Field. The Braves enter the series opener trailing the Mets by 3.5 games. Kyle Wright will get the start for Atlanta in the opener while Carlos Carrasco will be on the mound for the Mets. Travis d’Arnaud and Michael Harris return to the Braves lineup for Thursday’s series opener. d’Arnaud had been bothered by a stomach bug, but will be back behind the plate and hitting sixth. Harris was scratched from Sunday’s lineup due...
TalkingChop Aug 4, 2022
Kyle Wright matches up against Carlos Carrasco in Thursday’s opener between the Braves and Mets

Kyle Wright matches up against Carlos Carrasco in Thursday’s opener between the Braves and Mets

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ A big five-game series in New York begins Thursday for the Braves. After splitting two games at home against the Phillies, the Atlanta Braves are headed to New York where they will begin a five-game, in four days series against the New York Mets. The Braves are 63-42 on the season and will enter play Thursday 3.5 games behind the Mets in the NL East standings. While they have taken a game by game approach to the season, Brian Snitker admitted Sunday that you can’t help but be excited for the upcoming series. “It’s why we play this thing....
TalkingChop Aug 4, 2022
Braves News: Mets series preview, Jake Odorizzi arrives, remembering Vin Scully and more

Braves News: Mets series preview, Jake Odorizzi arrives, remembering Vin Scully and more

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ A big series in New York is coming up for the Atlanta Braves. After seeing their four-game winning streak come to an end, the Atlanta Braves will head back out on the road for a big five-game series against the New York Mets. Atlanta is currently 3.5 games back in the NL East standings and will send Kyle Wright to the mound in Thursday’s opener. New addition Jake Odorizzi is scheduled to make his Braves debut Saturday in one of the doubleheader games. Atlanta is currently 3-4 the Mets, but will play them nine times over the next two and a...
TalkingChop Aug 1, 2022
Braves acquire Jake Odorizzi for Will Smith, per report

Braves acquire Jake Odorizzi for Will Smith, per report

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Last year’s World Series foes swap arms. The Braves have acquired right handed starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi from the Houston Astros in exchange for Will Smith, according to longtime Houston sports anchor Mark Berman of FOX26. Odorizzi, 32, should provide the Braves with starting rotation depth down the stretch while Will Smith attempts to figure things out in Houston. Atlanta is likely to try and limit innings for Spencer Strider and Kyle Wright during the final two months in an effort to keep them fresh for October, and the Astros...
TalkingChop Jul 30, 2022
Braves News: Austin Riley rakes, Ronald Acuña Jr. steals base No. 100, and more

Braves News: Austin Riley rakes, Ronald Acuña Jr. steals base No. 100, and more

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ The Braves improve to 16-8 in July The Atlanta Braves were productive on all fronts on Friday night to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2. Kyle Wright got the start and tossed 6.2 innings, surrendering just two runs. He struck out five and earned his 13th win of the season. The righty leads National League pitchers in wins. Austin Riley continued his monster July and picked up three hits in four trips to the plate. He collected three RBI, sending his total to 67 on the year. Riley is hitting .402 with 11 homers and 26 RBI over his last 30...
TalkingChop Jul 29, 2022
July 29: Braves 5, Diamondbacks 2

July 29: Braves 5, Diamondbacks 2

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ The Atlanta Braves got their homestand off to a good start Friday night with a 5-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kyle Wright turned in another good outing while Austin Riley stayed hot with three more hits including his 29th home run of the season. Friday’s Notables Home Runs: Austin Riley (29), Geraldo Perdomo (3) WP — Kyle Wright (13-4): 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K LP — Madison Bumgarner (6-10): 6 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 0 K SV — Kenley Jansen (24): 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K Up Next The series will continue Saturday when Ian...

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