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TalkingChop May 26, 2017
Preview: Braves and Giants meet in battle of 20-win teams

Preview: Braves and Giants meet in battle of 20-win teams

Matt Kemp returns to the west coast to face off with his old rivals in San Francisco Going into the ninth inning of Wednesday night’s game, it seemed as if the Braves were on their way to a third straight win against the Pirates and the thoughts of a coveted four-game sweep crept into my mind, at least — I can’t vouch for your mind, but I can’t imagine I was the only one thinking about that possibility. Either way, a bullpen implosion ruined that idea, and a bad pitching performance from Bartolo Colon turned it into a four-game split, so now the Braves will be travelling across...
MASN Sports May 20, 2017

Scherzer lasts only five innings, homers hurt in 5-2 loss - Byron Kerr

ATLANTA-- Max Scherzer allowed only three runs in a rain-delayed loss Saturday. But he again surrendered home runs. The Braves racked up two of them: a two-run shot for Rio Ruiz, his first career roundtripper, and a Matt Kemp solo...
CBS Local May 20, 2017
Bombs Away As Braves Top Nationals, 5-2

Bombs Away As Braves Top Nationals, 5-2

Rookie Rio Ruiz hit his first major league homer, and veterans Matt Kemp and Tyler Flowers also went deep as the Atlanta Braves continued their power display.
CSN Philly May 20, 2017

Best of MLB: Braves hand Nationals fourth straight loss

ATLANTA -- Rio Ruiz, Matt Kemp and Tyler Flowers hit home runs and the Atlanta Braves again relied on their bullpen for a 5-2 victory
TalkingChop May 20, 2017
Rio Ruiz homers as Braves upend Nationals 5-2

Rio Ruiz homers as Braves upend Nationals 5-2

Rio Ruiz hit his first career homer as the Atlanta Braves knock off the Washington Nationals 5-2. Home runs by Rio Ruiz and Matt Kemp helped the Atlanta Braves to their second straight with a 5-2 win over the Washington Nationals. Atlanta broke through early against Nationals ace Max Scherzer. Dansby Swanson worked a two-out walk and Rio Ruiz followed with the first home run of his career into the right field stands to put the Braves in front 2-0. Atlanta extended the lead to 3-0 in the fourth when Matt Kemp lined a solo shot over the center field wall. Bartolo Colon came into the game...
Washington Times May 20, 2017

Braves hit 3 homers to beat Max Scherzer, Nationals 5-2

ATLANTA (AP) - Rio Ruiz, Matt Kemp and Tyler Flowers hit home runs and the Atlanta Braves again relied on their bullpen for a 5-2 victory over Max Scherzer and Washington on Saturday night, the Nationals' fourth straight loss. After Bartolo Colon allowed two runs, one earned, in 4 1/3 ...
TalkingChop May 16, 2017
Braves bash Blue Jays with 15-hit barrage in 9-5 win

Braves bash Blue Jays with 15-hit barrage in 9-5 win

Freddie Freeman and Dansby Swanson homered while Matt Kemp drove in four runs as the Braves won their second straight game in Toronto. Jaime Garcia had another unimpressive outing, but the bullpen shut down the Jays for the victory. You kind of figure the Braves would rather stay north of the border, don’t you? After a 10-run outburst last night, the Braves scored nine runs this afternoon to take the first two games of the home-and-home series against the Blue Jays. The Braves wasted almost no time getting things going against Toronto starter Marco Estrada. Ender Inciarte hit a leadoff...
National Post May 16, 2017
Atlanta Braves bats come alive for second straight day as Toronto Blue Jays squander mid-game comeback

Atlanta Braves bats come alive for second straight day as Toronto Blue Jays squander mid-game comeback

Matt Kemp had two hits and four RBIs for Atlanta, who scored four late runs to win 9-5 and hand Toronto their second straight loss
MLB Quick Hits: Matt Kemp's fantasy baseball boom in Atlanta

MLB Quick Hits: Matt Kemp's fantasy baseball boom in Atlanta

Matt Kemp has been effective during his time with the Atlanta Braves.
TalkingChop May 16, 2017
Atlanta Braves News and Links: Offense shows up in Toronto

Atlanta Braves News and Links: Offense shows up in Toronto

The Braves brought their bats to Toronto as they began a three-game series north of the border on Monday, scoring ten runs in route to their third win in four games. BRAVES NEWS Coherent offense leads Braves to 10-6 win over Blue Jays The Braves got big contributions from Freddie Freeman, Matt Kemp, and Dansby Swanson on Monday, as the Braves beat the Blue Jays 10-6. Bartolo Colon was much better in this start than his last, giving the Braves enough to cement a win as he allowed three runs in five innings of work. Jason Motte pitched well in relief, though he was followed by rough outings...
TalkingChop May 15, 2017
Coherent offense leads Braves to 10-6 win over Blue Jays

Coherent offense leads Braves to 10-6 win over Blue Jays

That will work. The Atlanta Braves entered Monday’s game in Toronto as Vegas underdogs and it was easy to see why. However, the team played quite well for nine innings and the end result was a rare, 10-4?? victory that felt comfortable for long stretches of time. In a continuation of positive recent trends, the Braves struck first and the initial blow came in the opening frame. Matt Kemp singled to send Freddie Freeman from first to third and, after a ghastly throw, Kemp was able to advance to second. On cue, Nick Markakis contributed some timely hitting with a two-run single to center...
Scout May 13, 2017

Kemp's Resurgence Important for Braves

As Atlanta continues to rebuild, the team maintains it wants to remain competitive on the field, and while the offense has struggled to a degree, a resurgent Matt Kemp looks to be a key piece to the lineup.
Tomahawk Take May 10, 2017

Bartolo Colon hit hard, Atlanta Braves lose fifth straight

Matt Kemp on the Atlanta Braves: “This is unacceptable. Our team is too good. … We got weapons to win games, and we got to do better.” Given the overabundance of clichés in sports, it can be annoying to hear that a game was “over before it started” but that’s perhaps the best way to […] Bartolo Colon hit hard, Atlanta Braves lose fifth straight - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
CBS Local Apr 29, 2017
Kemp Parks 3 Homers, Braves Win 4th Straight Game

Kemp Parks 3 Homers, Braves Win 4th Straight Game

Matt Kemp hit three home runs and Jaime Garcia worked six innings as the Atlanta Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-3 Saturday evening at Miller Park.
Fox 6 Now Apr 29, 2017

Milwaukee Brewers fall 11-3 to Atlanta Braves

MILWAUKEE — Matt Kemp homered three times and drove in five runs, helping the surging Atlanta Braves pound the Milwaukee Brewers 11-3 on Saturday night. Atlanta collected a season-high 20 hits in its fourth straight victory. Dansby Swanson also homered, and Jaime Garcia (1-1) pitched six innings for his first win with the Braves after spending the first eight years of his career in St. Louis. Kemp connected in the fifth, seventh and eighth for his first game with three homers. […]

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