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TalkingChop Apr 18, 2018
Lineups: Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies, April 18

Lineups: Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies, April 18

Atlanta looks to take the series against the Phillies. Today’s game between the Braves and Phillies features the matchup of Brandon McCarthy along with the Vince Velasquez for Philadelphia. A few players on the Braves active roster have faced Velasquez before and have had decent success against him. This includes: Ender Inciarte who is 4-for-16 and has struck out 5 times. Dansby Swanson who is 2-for-5. Nick Markakis who is 4-for-11 with two walks and 5 strikeouts. Freddie Freeman is 3-for-13 in his career against Velasquez. First pitch at 7:35 ET tonight at @SunTrustPark! #ChopOnGame...
TalkingChop Apr 16, 2018
Lineups: Braves-Phillies, April 16, 2018

Lineups: Braves-Phillies, April 16, 2018

Braves roll with their regulars in series opener Hoping to shake off any bad juju from their trip to Chicago, the Braves will go with the following lineup for their opening tilt against the Phillies: We're back home at @SunTrustPark! First pitch at 7:35 ET.Game Preview: https://t.co/5yFsmjrFeI pic.twitter.com/4f2jHYMkY2— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) April 16, 2018 This Opening Day rematch will send Aaron Nola to the hill for Philadelphia. Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis, who will hit 3 and 4 for the Braves today, have the highest level of success against Nola of all current Braves...
www.bostonherald.com Apr 10, 2018
MLB roundup: Scherzer steals, throws 5th shutout, Nats top Braves 2-0

MLB roundup: Scherzer steals, throws 5th shutout, Nats top Braves 2-0

WASHINGTON — Max Scherzer stole the first base of his professional career and allowed only two singles in his fifth big league shutout, and the Washington Nationals ended a five-game losing skid while getting back to .500 with a 2-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.Scherzer (2-1), the winner of the past two NL Cy Young Awards, did not let the Braves push a runner beyond first base. Kurt Suzuki got a hit in the second, and Nick Markakis did in the fifth, but neither advanced.Scherzer managed to get farther than that: He swiped second after singling off reliever Peter Moylan in...
TalkingChop Apr 9, 2018
Atlanta Braves News: Newcomb dominates against Rockies

Atlanta Braves News: Newcomb dominates against Rockies

Newcomb gave the Braves exactly what they needed on Sunday. Braves News Sean Newcomb turns in dominant performance as Braves shut out Rockies Sean Newcomb turned in one of the most dominant performances of his young career firing 6+ shutout innings against the Colorado Rockies while tying a career-best nine strikeouts. Ozzie Albies, Nick Markakis and Dansby Swanson all homered as Atlanta won its third consecutive series to start the season. Sunday marked the 44th anniversary of Hank Aaron’s historic 715th home run Bullpen’s been solid except for walks, particularly Viz’s There...
TalkingChop Apr 6, 2018
Braves blowout Rockies 8-3 and win third straight game

Braves blowout Rockies 8-3 and win third straight game

The Braves bats cannot be stopped. After a sizable delay in today’s game due to some snow finding its way to Coors Field, the Braves bats brought the heat. In the first inning the Braves got on the board with a moonshot from second baseman Ozzie Albies who is uber powerful for his size. The Braves were not done there as Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis drew back to back walks in front of Kurt Suzuki who blooped a single to left center to load the bases. Preston Tucker has had a fine year to this point and continued his good work with a laser beam sacrifice fly to center field to score...
TalkingChop Apr 5, 2018
The Braves ‘make a lot of sense’ for Bryce Harper

The Braves ‘make a lot of sense’ for Bryce Harper

Harper will command a ton of money next winter. Will the Braves be in play? One reporter thinks so. The Braves “make a lot of sense” for Bryce Harper, according to a friend of Bryce Harper. I love free agent rumors in April. Harper was first connected to the Braves earlier this week by Steve Phillips of XM Radio. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports then reported the two seemed like a fit for a number of reasons, all of which we are familiar with. 1) They don’t have a right fielder (Nick Markakis is also in his walk year). 2) They have spent the past several years saving up, and by the end of...
TalkingChop Apr 1, 2018
Nationals vs Braves preview and probable pitchers

Nationals vs Braves preview and probable pitchers

Atlanta returns to action on Monday as they open a three-game set against the Nationals Fresh off of a series win over the Philadelphia Phillies, the Atlanta Braves will begin a three-game set with the Washington Nationals Monday at SunTrust Park. Atlanta completed a stunning comeback on Opening Day erasing a five-run deficit and winning the game on a walk-off home run by Nick Markakis. The Braves fell in Game 2 of the series 5-4 in 11 innings but bounced back on Sunday with a 15-2 route in which they banged out 19 hits. The Nationals arrive in Atlanta fresh off of a sweep of the...
TalkingChop Mar 31, 2018
Snitker just got ejected for the second time in three games

Snitker just got ejected for the second time in three games

Brian Snitker is trying to get on the fast track towards Bobby Cox’s fabled ejections record Somehow I doubt that the season opening umpire crew is going to be on Brian Snitker’s Christmas card list. In the first game of the season, Snitker took issue with some rather inconsistent check swing calls and was promptly tossed just before the Braves’ Nick Markakis sent a ball into the left field seats to secure a walk-off win. Well, Snit is nothing if not consistent and again...he had a legitimate gripe. The Phillies had to dip into their bullpen even earlier than they had usually in the...
TalkingChop Mar 31, 2018
Lineups: Atlanta Brave vs. Philadelphia Phillies, March 31

Lineups: Atlanta Brave vs. Philadelphia Phillies, March 31

Here are the line-ups for game three of the 2018 opening series between Atlanta and Philadelphia. Today’s game between the Braves and Phillies features the Atlanta debut of Brandon McCarthy along with the season debut of Vince Velasquez for Philadelphia. A few players on the Braves active roster have faced Velasquez before and have had decent success against him. This includes: Ender Inciarte who is 2-for-13 and has struck out 5 times. Dansby Swanson who is 1-for-3. Kurt Suzuki who is 1-for-3. Nick Markakis who is 4-for-10 with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Freddie Freeman has also faced...
TalkingChop Mar 30, 2018
Lineups: Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies, March 30

Lineups: Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies, March 30

Here are the line-ups for game two of the 2018 opening series between Atlanta and Philadelphia. Today’s game between the Braves and Phillies features a rubber match of two young right handers who are trying to figure things out at the Major League level. A few players on the Braves active roster have faced Pivetta before and have had decent success against him. This includes: Ender Inciarte who is 4-for-7 with 2 walks. Dansby Swanson who is 1-for-2. Kurt Suzuki who is 1-for-4. Nick Markakis who is 1-for-7 with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Freddie Freeman has also faced Pivetta and is 0-for-6...
TalkingChop Mar 30, 2018
Tyler Flowers placed on 10-day DL. Braves select contract of Miguel Socolovich.

Tyler Flowers placed on 10-day DL. Braves select contract of Miguel Socolovich.

Rough start to 2018 for Tyler Flowers. The Braves have announced that Tyler Flowers has been placed on the 10-day DL with a left oblique strain. Tyler may have suffered the injury during a sing in his first at bat of the season. Tyler was removed from the game in the middle of the at bat and was replaced by Kurt Suzuki who ended up having a key plate appearance that eventually lead to the Braves tying the game up and eventually winning via a Nick Markakis walk off homerun. In his place the Braves have selected the contract of Miguel Socolovich from Triple-A Gwinnett. Miguel, 31, has 356...
TalkingChop Mar 30, 2018
Mike Foltynewicz looks to keep momentum rolling against Philadelphia

Mike Foltynewicz looks to keep momentum rolling against Philadelphia

After Nick Markakis set off the fireworks on Opening Day the Braves now turn to flamethrower Mike Foltynewicz looking for the first series win of 2018. The Braves will look to capture a series win as they face the Phillies and starter Nick Pivetta Friday night. The young right hander from New Mexico was originally drafted by the Washington Nationals in 2013 before being traded to the Phillies in 2015. He made his Major League debut last season and predictably struggled to begin with but was able to finish the season with a 16-inning scoreless streak to post a collective 1.1 WAR. He goes...
Tomahawk Take Mar 30, 2018

Atlanta Braves: Social media exploded when Nick Markakis hit the wall-off home run

Right after Markakis smokes one to right field, social media exploded! What a historical Opening Day for the Atlanta Braves.  The first ever Opening Day at SunTrust Park, an amount of 40,208 fans showed up to the game, Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman hit home runs, Brian Snitker gets ejected, and Nick Markakis hits his […] Atlanta Braves: Social media exploded when Nick Markakis hit the wall-off home run - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Mar 30, 2018
Fanpost Friday: Your Superstitions and Rituals

Fanpost Friday: Your Superstitions and Rituals

Whoever has a shrine to Nick Markakis, step right up and claim your prize. Just like that, the season is in full swing... and it’s Friday already. If you’re ready for a full-on weekend of baseball (although there’s no game on Sunday, which is just strange), take a moment out of celebrating and consider this Fanpost Friday prompt. This week, we want to hear about your baseball superstitions and rituals. Baseball is full of these sorts of routines, both for players and for fans. So, what’s yours? A lucky jersey? A favorite armchair? Underwear? Scratching your dog’s left flank when...

Chipper Jones congratulates Braves, Nick Markakis on win in season opener

Former Atlanta Braves player Chipper Jones thoroughly enjoyed throwing out the first pitch before Thursday’s season opener at SunTrust Park, but not as much as he enjoyed watching his former team rally from a 5-0 deficit.

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