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TalkingChop Mar 23, 2020
Re-entering the Hobby: Braves collection updates, Mike Soroka rainbows, and giving up on Acuña

Re-entering the Hobby: Braves collection updates, Mike Soroka rainbows, and giving up on Acuña

Photo by Mark Brown/ No, not giving up on as a player. For those that are not aware, this is a series I started about my foray into the baseball card collecting world after a long absence. If you want to read about my decision to do this and why, you can look at this link right here. Welcome back to Re-entering the Hobby which is a series that chronicles my re-entry into the baseball card collecting world. What started as a fun re-exploration of a hobby that I have a ton of affection for has predictably turned into a full-fledged obsession for me as I chase down cards and research new...
TalkingChop Mar 13, 2020
What has to happen for the Braves to win the 2020 World Series Part 3: Pitching

What has to happen for the Braves to win the 2020 World Series Part 3: Pitching

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports A lot of things have to happen for a baseball team to win a World Series. A team must have it’s front office/management, pitching, and position players all on top of their game to win the piece of metal (thank you Rob Manfred) that is the ultimate aspiration for every franchise to begin each season. In this three part series, I will examine what the Braves will have to do to win the World Series. You can find part 1 on the front office and management here and part 2 on the position players here Maple Maddux maintains his success Mike Soroka was fantastic...
TalkingChop Mar 11, 2020
The Daily Chop: Soroka eyeing Opening Day, Acuña’s spring struggles and more

The Daily Chop: Soroka eyeing Opening Day, Acuña’s spring struggles and more

Photo by Mark Brown/ Soroka has a chance to be the Braves youngest Opening Day starter in team history. Mike Soroka worked four more scoreless innings on Tuesday and is eyeing his first career Opening Day start. Soroka told MLB.com’s Mark Bowman that he has thought about starting on Opening Day a lot and that it would be amazing if he was given that opportunity. Soroka seems like the odds on favorite this time around. If he is given the opportunity, he would break Julio Teheran’s record for the youngest player ever to start on Opening Day for the Braves. More Braves News Ronald...
Tomahawk Take Mar 10, 2020

Atlanta Braves: Mike Soroka Should be Named Opening Day Starter

After another solid spring training start, it’s time for the Atlanta Braves to go ahead announce Mike Soroka as their Opening Day starter in 2020. I’m writing this a bit preemptively, but I think it’s pretty safe to say that Mike Soroka will be named the Opening Day starter for the Atlanta Braves in the […] Atlanta Braves: Mike Soroka Should be Named Opening Day Starter - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Mar 10, 2020
Soroka leads strong Braves pitching performance in 3-0 win over Astros

Soroka leads strong Braves pitching performance in 3-0 win over Astros

Photo by Michael Reaves/ The Braves’ pitching staff was on point again and the offense came through with some early runs to secure the win. Mike Soroka threw four scoreless innings and the Braves’ bullpen followed suit with five scoreless innings of their own as the Braves took down the trash can-less Astros by the score of 3-0. Soroka got the starter nod on Tuesday and after giving up a leadoff single to George Springer, Mike retired the next three Astros hitters to pitch a scoreless frame. The Braves faithful were in midseason form to start the game as they were relentlessly booing...
TalkingChop Mar 10, 2020
Astros vs Braves Spring Training game thread

Astros vs Braves Spring Training game thread

Photo by Mark Brown/ Mike Soroka will make his third start of the spring for the Braves today when they host the Houston Astros at CoolToday Park. So far this spring, Soroka has allowed six hits and three runs to go along with five strikeouts and two walks in 4 2/3 innings pitched. This will be the first of two games that the Braves will play as a split squad will also make it over to Sarasota to face the Orioles later this evening. Here is today’s #BravesST lineup: pic.twitter.com/8lkUR4ojQU— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) March 10, 2020 Game Info Game Date/Time: Tuesday, March 10,...
TalkingChop Mar 7, 2020
Braves reassign Chris Nunn to minor league camp

Braves reassign Chris Nunn to minor league camp

Photo by Scott Audette/MLB Photos via The hard-throwing lefty always had an uphill climb to make the roster. After Friday’s first round of cuts from major league Spring Training camp, the Braves have added one more: The #Braves today reassigned LHP Chris Nunn to minor league camp. The club now has 54 players on the spring training roster.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) March 7, 2020 Nunn made four appearances in Spring Training, totaling three innings. He struck out five, but walked three and hit a batter in the process. While the Braves aren’t incredibly flush with potential...
TalkingChop Mar 5, 2020
Ozzie Albies is a dynamo in Behind the Braves, Episode 3

Ozzie Albies is a dynamo in Behind the Braves, Episode 3

Photo by Michael Reaves/ The series continues with a focus on family, competition, and Ronald Acuña Jr.’s bats. It’s Thursday night, which means another episode of Behind the Braves is now available for your eager consumption. Come for a hefty dose of Ozzie Albies, including him and Dansby Swanson breaking down their double play turns, and stay for Mike Soroka telling the world that hitting is more fun than pitching. Also, everyone loves Ronald Acuña Jr.’s bats. And why shouldn’t they? We certainly love what he does with them. Freddie Freeman, Swanson, Max Fried, and Brian...
TalkingChop Mar 4, 2020
Braves backups bash Bucs, 9-7

Braves backups bash Bucs, 9-7

David Dermer-USA TODAY Sports Lots of homers. Lots of wind. The Braves and Pirates tangled in a Spring Training contest this afternoon, and it was a wild one. The play on the field was all over the place, with scoring in seven of 18 half-innings, seven homers hit in total, and a ferocious wind that resulted in multiple pop-ups dropping in for hits and boosts to more than a few fly balls hit out to left. Let’s start with the major leaguers. Mike Soroka got the start and was vintage Mike Soroka through the first two innings. Dealing with a bit of a tight zone, Soroka walked a man in the...
TalkingChop Mar 4, 2020
Braves vs Pirates Spring Training game thread

Braves vs Pirates Spring Training game thread

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Mike Soroka will make his second start of the spring Wednesday when the Atlanta Braves travel to Bradenton to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Soroka allowed three hits and struck out three over two scoreless innings in his debut. Today’s #BravesST lineup vs. the Pirates! pic.twitter.com/MN2D7grYNw— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) March 4, 2020 Game Info Game Date/Time: Wednesday, March 4, 1:05 p.m. ET Location: LECOM Park, Bradenton, Florida TV: NO LOCAL BROADCAST Streaming: MLB.tv Radio: WIFN 1340 AM / 103.7 FM
Tomahawk Take Mar 3, 2020

Braves spring training: Evaluation of starting rotation after two turns through

We take a look at the Atlanta Braves starting rotation through the first week of spring training with almost every starter having two starts. With the exception of Mike Soroka, who we just want to see stay healthy in spring training, every Atlanta Braves starter has made two starts in spring training. Now is a […] Braves spring training: Evaluation of starting rotation after two turns through - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Mar 2, 2020
Talking Chop Podcast Episode 208: Rotation preview and more

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 208: Rotation preview and more

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ Good evening, all. The Atlanta Braves are in the midst of Spring Training madness, with the 2020 MLB season on the horizon. With that in mind, the Talking Chop Podcast returns for another run in season preview fashion, and TC’s own Eric Cole joins the show for Episode 208. Topics include the following: The latest on Freddie Freeman’s status and when he might be back on the field Marcell Ozuna made comments that seemed to bother people A brief look at Spring Training results to this point Previewing the starting rotation, headlined by Mike Soroka, Max Fried...

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