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Braves drop second straight to Rockies 11-5

Braves drop second straight to Rockies 11-5

Newcomb struggles while Atlanta’s offense goes silent. Sean Newcomb struggled again as the Atlanta Braves dropped their second straight game to the Colorado Rockies by a score of 11-5. The Braves struck first in the first as Ronald Acuña Jr. and Ozzie Albies both reached on infield hits to put runners at first and second. Freddie Freeman then hit into a fielder’s choice to put runners at the corners with one out. Nick Markakis then brought Acuña home with a sacrifice fly to left fielder David Dahl to put Atlanta in front 1-0. Sean Newcomb worked out of a bases loaded jam in the...
TalkingChop Aug 14, 2018
Culberson starting at 2B and 2-hole as Braves continue series with Fish

Culberson starting at 2B and 2-hole as Braves continue series with Fish

Ozzie Albies grabs a breather on the bench. I don’t know if these are the dog days of summer, yet, but if every dog has his day during the dog days, then Charlie Culberson is starting at second base again, or something. The point is, Charlie Culberson is starting in lieu of Ozzie Albies tonight. And hitting second. How about that? Going for another series win tonight at @SunTrustPark! #ChopOnGame Preview: https://t.co/GWSQPaCbD7 pic.twitter.com/qcKPysAq0u— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 14, 2018 This will be Culberson’s sixth start at the keystone this season, and his seventh...
TalkingChop Aug 13, 2018
Braves News: Pitching prospects paying dividends for Atlanta

Braves News: Pitching prospects paying dividends for Atlanta

A.J. Minter is one of several young pitchers to carve out a role with the Braves this season. Atlanta Braves News Braves outlast Brewers, win slugfest 8-7 Dansby Swanson and Ozzie Albies homered late to help the Atlanta Braves to an 8-7 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. The victory gave the Braves a series win and put them back in first place in the NL East standings. Talking Chop Podcast Episode 125: Touki Toussaint, the catcher rotation and more Brad is joined by TC’s Gaurav Vedak to discuss Touki Toussaint’s upcoming debut, Dansby Swanson, the catching tandem, intriguing...
TalkingChop Aug 12, 2018
Video: Snitker, Swanson, Albies on Braves’ 8-7 win over Brewers

Video: Snitker, Swanson, Albies on Braves’ 8-7 win over Brewers

The Atlanta Braves came from behind to defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-7 on Sunday to capture a series win. Key home runs by Dansby Swanson and Ozzie Albies helped Atlanta erase a 7-5 deficit. Here is what the guys had to say following the game. “We were able to come through with a victory as we always fight and that is the personality of this team.”— Dansby Swanson reacts to the victory with @PaulByrd36. #Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/qNqyJK0z89— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) August 12, 2018 Dansby Swanson “It was huge and I am so proud of the way the guys...
Brew Crew Ball Aug 12, 2018
Bullpen fails again: Braves 8, Brewers 7

Bullpen fails again: Braves 8, Brewers 7

Leaving runners on base and poor pitching spell defeat WP: Jonny Venters (2-1) LP: Dan Jennings (4-4) Save: A.J. Minter (10); Home runs: Mil - Jesus Aguilar (29); Atl - Ronald Acuna (15), Dansby Swanson (9), Ozzie Albies (21) How many disappointing Box Scores can you take? The Atlanta Braves (64-51) won a see-saw game over the Milwaukee Brewers (67-54) this afternoon on a sweltering day in Atlanta, 8-7, hitting three home runs and leaving just four runners on base all day. The Brewers had nineteen hits and four walks, as well as reaching base on an error, but left thirteen on base. The Crew...
TalkingChop Aug 12, 2018
Video: Dansby Swanson, Ozzie Albies homer to help Braves defeat Brewers

Video: Dansby Swanson, Ozzie Albies homer to help Braves defeat Brewers

Braves middle infield comes up big at the plate in Sunday’s 8-7 win. Dansby Swanson needed a big hit and came through in a big way in the sixth inning with a two-run home run that tied Sunday’s game at 7-7. The homer was Swanson’s ninth of the year and he would finish the day 1-for-3 at the plate. “Back home they call me Big @ozzie and I hit dingers.”#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/xJFFBSEtCR— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 12, 2018 That set the stage for Albies who launched his 21st home run of the season in the seventh, a solo shot that put the Braves in front for good....
Amazin Avenue Aug 5, 2018
Open Thread: Mets vs. Braves 8/5/18

Open Thread: Mets vs. Braves 8/5/18

Corey Oswalt looks to help the Mets split the series with Atlanta Mets lineup Amed Rosario - SSJeff McNeil - 2BWilmer Flores - 1BMichael Conforto - LFJose Bautista - RFAustin Jackson - CFJose Reyes - 3BDevin Mesoraco - CCorey Oswalt - RHP Braves lineup Ronald Acuna - LFOzzie Albies - 2BFreddie Freeman - 1BNick Markakis - RFKurt Suzuki - CJohan Camargo - 3BEnder Inciarte - CFDansby Swanson - SSJulio Teheran - RHP Broadcast info TV: SNY Radio: 710 WOR, ESPN Deportes 1050
Amazin Avenue Aug 3, 2018
Open Thread: Mets vs. Braves, 8/3/18

Open Thread: Mets vs. Braves, 8/3/18

Jacob deGrom looks to keep his hold on the ERA lead and maybe this time earn himself a win against Anibal Sanchez and the Braves at Citi Field. Mets Lineup Brandon Nimmo - RFJose Bautista - 1BMichael Conforto - LFTodd Frazier - 3BAustin Jackson - CFJose Reyes - 2BAmed Rosario - SSDevin Mesoraco - CJacob deGrom - P Braves Lineup Ronald Acuna Jr. - LFOzzie Albies - 2BFreddie Freeman - 1BNick Markakis - RFKurt Suzuki - CEnder Inciarte - CFJohan Camargo - 3BCharlie Culberson - SSAnibal Sanchez - P Broadcast info TV: SNY Radio: 710 WOR, ESPN Deportes 1050 AM
TalkingChop Aug 3, 2018
Braves edged out for top spot in MLB Pipeline farm rankings

Braves edged out for top spot in MLB Pipeline farm rankings

We’re number two! We’re number two! MLBPipeline has released its midseason farm system rankings and the Braves have a strong entry for this contest. They were just edged out by the Padres, despite having more Top 100 prospects by a total of nine to eight. From MLBPipeline: Despite graduating superstars-in-the-making Ronald Acuna and Ozzie Albies to Atlanta in the last year, the Braves still lead all teams with nine Top 100 Prospects. The strength of their system is pitching, much of it acquired via first-round picks (Soroka, Wright, Anderson, Allard) and extending well past their Top...
TalkingChop Aug 3, 2018
What should the Braves do about Dansby Swanson?

What should the Braves do about Dansby Swanson?

The Atlanta Braves’ shortstop hasn’t had a good year, but it hasn’t exactly been bad, either. What should the team do? The Braves are set at a lot of roster spots for a long time. Ronald Acuna Jr., Ozzie Albies, Freddie Freeman, Mike Foltynewicz, Johan Camargo, and Sean Newcomb are all under team control for the foreseeable future and all have shown that they can be productive major leaguers. However, one name that is under team control for awhile but whose future with the club seems far less certain is shortstop Dansby Swanson. Swanson doesn’t hit arbitration until 2020 and...
TalkingChop Aug 2, 2018
Braves claim fourth straight win behind Acuña, Foltynewicz

Braves claim fourth straight win behind Acuña, Foltynewicz

The Atlanta Braves are suddenly playing some of their best baseball of the season and the team entered Thursday night’s contest against the New York Mets with an active three-game winning streak. While the game was not without drama, the Braves claimed an early lead and never trailed on the way to a 4-2 victory. To open the night, Ronald Acuña tripled against Mets pitcher Jason Vargas and he was quickly plated by a single from Ozzie Albies. While Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz then allowed a lead-off home run to Brandon Nimmo to knot the action, Atlanta would then forge ahead in the...
TalkingChop Jul 31, 2018
Predicting Kolby Allard’s Debut with the Atlanta Braves

Predicting Kolby Allard’s Debut with the Atlanta Braves

How good are the Talking Chop prospect gurus at predicting a player’s debut performance? How about you? These are the Atlanta Braves players that have recently made their debuts at age 20: 2017: Ozzie Albies & Luiz Gohara 2018: Mike Soroka & Ronald Acuña Kolby Allard will now be the fifth player to make his debut will still being just 20 years old in the past two seasons. And not a moment too soon since he turns 21 on August 13th. Those of us at Talking Chop that love the draft and prospects talk about them constantly. We’ve been watching these guys advance through each level, going...
TalkingChop Jul 29, 2018
Braves return to standard lineup for Dodgers finale

Braves return to standard lineup for Dodgers finale

Swanson, Albies, the gang’s all here now Here’s how the Braves line up for today’s series finale: Here's how the #Braves will line up for today's series finale. #ChopOnGame Preview: https://t.co/HQbk179FIc pic.twitter.com/bunN7Nasg1— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 29, 2018 Nothing but the usual for the finale for the Bravos. The Dodgers, meanwhile, line up as follows: Last of 10 on this trip #Dodgers pic.twitter.com/MD2hvS0180— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) July 29, 2018 When these two pitchers last tangoed in June, Muncy and Forsythe homered off Newcomb, while Albies...
TalkingChop Jul 28, 2018
Albies gets day off against Dodgers

Albies gets day off against Dodgers

Let’s take a look at how the Braves and Dodgers will stack up for today’s game. The Braves are looking to get back to their winning ways today after a rough stretch of games lately and will have to face old friend Alex Wood in today’s match against the Dodgers. Ozzie Albies is getting a day off in favor of Charlie Culberson and Tyler Flowers is finally back behind the plate after not getting much playing time lately which is good to see. Ender Inciarte continues to get at-bats against left handed starters despite being putrid against them all season long. Here is how the Braves will...

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