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TalkingChop Aug 23, 2019
Atlanta Braves News: Catching plans, Max Fried and more

Atlanta Braves News: Catching plans, Max Fried and more

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports With Brian McCann out, the Braves will limit Tyler Flowers’ workload down the stretch. Atlanta Braves News Acuña continues to punish Marlins, walks off in 3-2 win Freddie Freeman homered in the eighth to tie the game and Ronald Acuña Jr. sent Braves fans home happy in the ninth with a walk-off single to deliver a 3-2 win and a sweep in the series. Braves will limit Flowers’ consecutive starts during McCann’s absence Brian Snitker is planning to limit Tyler Flowers’ workload while Brian McCann is on the injured list. Snitker told the AJC’s Tim...
TalkingChop Aug 22, 2019
Braves News: Series win clinched over Miami

Braves News: Series win clinched over Miami

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports The Braves continued their recent hot streak with another series win, this time against the Marlins. BRAVES NEWS Teheran hooks the fish once again as Braves beat Marlins, 5-0 Julio Teheran was brilliant against the Marlins once again, which should ease some of the concerns after his last start. Offensively, the Braves managed only three hits, but made all of them count. Tyler Flowers had an RBI triple in the second inning, Adeiny Hechavarria followed with a two-run homer, then Ronald Acuña, Jr. added a two-run homer in the fifth. Those were the only three...
TalkingChop Aug 20, 2019
Brian McCann removed from game with left knee soreness

Brian McCann removed from game with left knee soreness

Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via The Braves are down to one catcher, at least for the rest of Tuesday evening. The Atlanta Braves are battling extensive injury issues at the moment, with Dansby Swanson, Ender Inciarte and Austin Riley on the shelf. On Tuesday night, the list of maladies continued to grow, with catcher Brian McCann leaving the series opener against the Miami Marlins after just three innings of work. Tyler Flowers replaced McCann behind the plate but, over the final six innings (or more) against a divisional opponent, Atlanta is forced to operate with...
TalkingChop Aug 2, 2019
Riley returns to starting lineup versus Wood

Riley returns to starting lineup versus Wood

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Austin Riley has seen his starts become less frequent in recent weeks, but will get the nod tonight with a left-hander on the mound. Austin Riley and Tyler Flowers each join the lineup as the Braves look to combat left-hander Alex Wood, who will draw the start for Cincinnati. Here is the full lineup for Atlanta: Hank Aaron Week continues tonight at @SunTrustPark!#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/P0EzCdMYud— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 2, 2019 Here is the Reds lineup: The former UGA Bulldog returns to his neck of the... woods.#BornToBaseball...
TalkingChop Aug 1, 2019
Braves News: Busy deadline bolsters Atlanta bullpen

Braves News: Busy deadline bolsters Atlanta bullpen

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports The Braves loaded up on high-leverage arms, plus beat the Nationals to extend their division lead. Solid day all-around. BRAVES NEWS Josh Donaldson rescues Braves in 5-4 win over Nationals The Braves got seven strong innings from Mike Soroka, who allowed just one run to the Nationals. With Adam Duvall homering again, Ozzie Albies acting as a catalyst for the top of the order, and Tyler Flowers breaking out of a recent slump, the Atlanta offense was able to build a 4-1 lead as Soroka exited the game. Then the fun ended, as the Atlanta bullpen allowed a...
TalkingChop Jul 31, 2019
Braves acquire catching depth in John Ryan Murphy

Braves acquire catching depth in John Ryan Murphy

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Murphy will likely come up from Gwinnett once the rosters expand in September The Braves acquired catcher John Ryan Murphy from the Diamondbacks on Wednesday afternoon prior to the trade deadline. The Braves sent cash considerations to Arizona, according to Robert Murray of The Athletic. Murphy, 28, was with Arizona’s Triple-A affiliate and will likely report to Gwinnett once the deal is finalized. One would assume he would be called up in September once the rosters expand and serve as injury insurance for Tyler Flowers and Brian McCann. Murphy is regarded...
TalkingChop Jul 31, 2019
Adam Duvall, Ender Inciarte remain in lineup for Wednesday’s series finale

Adam Duvall, Ender Inciarte remain in lineup for Wednesday’s series finale

Photo by Patrick McDermott/ Braves looking for another strong offensive performance on Wednesday. With most eyes on the MLB Trade Deadline, the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals will wrap up an important three-game series Wednesday afternoon at Nationals Park. Washington took Monday’s series opener while Atlanta came back to secure an 11-8 win on Tuesday. Mike Soroka will be on the mound for the Braves. Adam Duvall, who homered twice in Tuesday’s win, remains in the lineup and will be hitting fifth. Ender Inciarte gets another start in center while Tyler Flowers moves behind...
TalkingChop Jul 27, 2019
Times are a-changin’ as Braves lineup features Camargo fifth, Duvall sixth

Times are a-changin’ as Braves lineup features Camargo fifth, Duvall sixth

Photo by Logan Riely/ Tyler Flowers and Ender Inciarte round out the bottom half of the order. Well, so much for a platoon in the outfield in lieu of the injured Nick Markakis. Here are your lineups for tonight’s Game Two in Philadelphia: Adam Duvall draws the start in his 2019 MLB debut and will hit sixth, despite an opposing scheduled starter of the right-handed persuasion. Johan Camargo will hit fifth for the fifth time this season and first since May 12. The bottom half of the order is definitely a bit... sparse... for Atlanta in this one, so that’s something to...

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