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Atlanta Braves News: Bullpen comes through, injury updates and more

Atlanta Braves News: Bullpen comes through, injury updates and more

Photo by Mark Brown/ The Braves outlasted the Dodgers Saturday night in a playoff atmosphere at SunTrust Park. Atlanta Braves News Braves knock off Dodgers behind good bullpen performance Josh Donaldson and Adam Duvall hit back-to-back homers while Shane Greene and Mark Melancon preserved a one-run lead with a pair of shutout innings to help the Braves to a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Atlanta will try to secure a series win in the finale on Sunday. Ender Inciarte expected to miss 4-6 weeks The Braves will be without outfielder Ender Inciarte for 4-6 weeks after an MRI exam...
Detroit Free Press Aug 16, 2019
Ex-Detroit Tigers: Nick Castellanos tearing it up, Shane Greene demoted

Ex-Detroit Tigers: Nick Castellanos tearing it up, Shane Greene demoted

Nicholas Castellanos is shredding for the Chicago Cubs. Shane Greene has been demoted from the closer role for the Atlanta Braves.        
TalkingChop Aug 12, 2019
Open Thread: How would you fix the Braves’ bullpen

Open Thread: How would you fix the Braves’ bullpen

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ Discuss! The Atlanta Braves still have a comfortable lead in the NL East but their recent bullpen performance has been concerning. The team acquired Chris Martin, Mark Melancon and Shane Greene at the trade deadline in hopes that they could stabilize what was already a shaky situation. However, it has been more of the same for Atlanta’s embattled unit. So, today’s open thread subject: How should the Braves fix their bullpen issues? What would you do?
TalkingChop Aug 11, 2019
Atlanta Braves News: Bullpen troubles continue in Miami

Atlanta Braves News: Bullpen troubles continue in Miami

Photo by Mark Brown/ Atlanta Braves News Braves lose at the hands of yet another bullpen collapse Another bullpen meltdown sent the Atlanta Braves to one of their most disappointing losses of the season. Atlanta entered the ninth with a 6-2 lead but neither Mark Melancon nor Shane Greene were able to hold it. Miami rallied for four runs in the ninth and then walked off in the 10th 7-6. Melancon to take up mantle of Braves’ closer Saturday’s loss comes on the heels of manager Brian Snitker saying that he was going to use Melancon as the team’s closer at least for the time being. No...
Tomahawk Take Aug 10, 2019

Atlanta Braves: Mark Melancon has to be the choice at closer … for now

The closer role for the Atlanta Braves seems to be doomed in 2019 as they continue to search for a reliable force in the ninth. Before the trade deadline, the one thing the Atlanta Braves had to have was a closer. We thought they had that after trading for Shane Greene, but he blew his […] Atlanta Braves: Mark Melancon has to be the choice at closer … for now - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tomahawk Take Aug 5, 2019

A deeper look at Shane Greene’s first two outings with Atlanta Braves

The new closer for the Atlanta Braves, Shane  Greene, has not had a great start. We take a deeper look to see if there is cause for concern. I’m not sure that a tenure with a new club could have gotten off to a worse start than what Shane Greene has experienced with the Atlanta […] A deeper look at Shane Greene’s first two outings with Atlanta Braves - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tomahawk Take Aug 5, 2019

3 takeaways as Atlanta Braves lose in extras to Cincinnati Reds

The Atlanta Braves dropped the series finale against the Cincinnati Reds, 6-4 in 10 innings Sunday afternoon and split the four-game series. This isn’t exactly how everyone drew up Shane Greene’s Atlanta Braves debut. After blowing the save in Saturday’s game, Greene gave up the deciding three-run home run to Tucker Barnhart in the top […] 3 takeaways as Atlanta Braves lose in extras to Cincinnati Reds - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Aug 5, 2019
Atlanta Braves News: Shane Greene off to a slow start

Atlanta Braves News: Shane Greene off to a slow start

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Atlanta’s newly acquired closer has been scored upon in both of his appearances in a Braves uniform Atlanta Braves News Shane Greene falters again for Braves in 6-4 loss to Reds Shane Greene allowed a three-run home run to Tucker Barnhardt in the 10th inning of a 6-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. The Braves were held in check by Sonny Gray for most of the afternoon but Ronald Acuña Jr. tied things up in the bottom of the ninth with a two-run homer off of Amir Garrett. Atlanta splits the four-game series with the Reds and will begin a seven-game...
TalkingChop Aug 4, 2019
Talking Chop Podcast (Ep. 178): Clearing the post-deadline smoke

Talking Chop Podcast (Ep. 178): Clearing the post-deadline smoke

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ TC’s Eric Cole joins us. Hello! It’s been a (very) busy week for the Atlanta Braves and that trickles down to the activity of the Talking Chop Podcast. Episode 178 is here to cap the week and TC’s Eric Cole joins us for this particular show. Topics include the following: Eric’s stray thoughts from the trade deadline, including a reflection on Shane Greene’s early struggles Atlanta’s minor league roster crunch and how it could affect the roster in Gwinnett in the near future The Braves took 4 of 6 from Washington and Philadelphia, but had to settle...
TalkingChop Aug 4, 2019
Braves Grayed out, then left feeling Green(e) in 6-4 loss to Reds

Braves Grayed out, then left feeling Green(e) in 6-4 loss to Reds

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports This was a very baseball-y game. Sometimes, baseball games kind of are what they are — a meandering wend to a finish that wasn’t in particular doubt. This wasn’t one of those games, not by a longshot. Late-inning fireworks completely upended a low-scoring affair, and unfortunately, the Braves came up quite short. An insane, game-tying two-run homer in the ninth by Ronald Acuña Jr., a throwing error that almost (but not quite) gift-wrapped a win for the Braves, and then another unfortunate outing by Shane Greene in which he yielded a three-run homer to...
TalkingChop Aug 3, 2019
Get to know Braves’ reliever Mark Melancon

Get to know Braves’ reliever Mark Melancon

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports Melancon perhaps has more name recognition than the Braves’ other relief acquisitions, but what is he at this point in his career? Of the three Braves’ Trade Deadline acquisitions, Mark Melancon (pronounced something like meh-lan-sen, and not mel-ann-cone, for those of you, like me, that mostly read rather than listen) is likely the one with the most name recognition given his past MLB work. Chris Martin recently returned from baseball in Asia; Shane Greene had a good half-season in New York but was a starter-to-reliever conversion in Detroit....
TalkingChop Aug 3, 2019
Atlanta Braves News: Team budget, Luiz Gohara and more

Atlanta Braves News: Team budget, Luiz Gohara and more

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports Atlanta Braves News Acuña, Riley homers not enough as Braves fall to Reds, 5-2 Kevin Gausman struggled again as the Atlanta Braves saw their winning streak come to an end with a 5-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Terry McGuirk on Braves’ increased spending: ‘We knew this would happen’ Braves chairman Terry McGuirk discussed the team’s deadline moves and salary increases with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Mark Bradley. Get to know Braves’ reliever Shane Greene An in-depth look at new Braves closer Shane Greene. Braves release former top...
Detroit Free Press Aug 2, 2019
Detroit Tigers' Travis Demeritte debuts: I'm a little guy who packs a punch

Detroit Tigers' Travis Demeritte debuts: I'm a little guy who packs a punch

Detroit Tigers acquired Travis Demeritte, who was having a breakout season in Triple-A, at the trade deadline for Shane Greene        
TalkingChop Aug 2, 2019
Get to know Braves’ reliever Shane Greene

Get to know Braves’ reliever Shane Greene

Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via What can we expect from Atlanta’s new anointed ninth-inning man? Even before throwing a pitch in an Atlanta uniform, it appears that Shane Greene has been anointed the team’s new closer. VIDEO: Shane Greene discusses stepping in and being the guy in the 9th for the #Braves and taking on the closer rolehttps://t.co/sWwnrw40zk— 680 The Fan (@680TheFan) August 1, 2019 How did he get here? What should we expect? Let’s take a look. Before the bigs Unlike fellow Trade Deadline acquisition Chris Martin, Greene’s road to the majors was a...
Bless You Boys Aug 2, 2019
Who should be the closer following the Shane Greene trade?

Who should be the closer following the Shane Greene trade?

Photo by Lindsey Wasson/ The Tigers’ bullpen could look a lot different now that Greene is gone. As expected, the Detroit Tigers traded closer Shane Greene prior to Wednesday’s trade deadline, shipping him to the Atlanta Braves for a pair of interesting prospects. Greene has already been named the new closer in Atlanta — there’s a reason they acquired him, after all — but Tigers skipper Ron Gardenhire has yet to name who will get the ball in the ninth inning. Naturally, this is a Very Important Topic that we must discuss. We got a preview of the Tigers’ potential bullpen...

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