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Albies does it again, leads Braves in win against Cubs

The two youngest position players in the majors are part of one of the most dynamic top-of-the-order trios anywhere, as Ozzie Albies and Ronald Acuna showed again Wednesday night in combining with three-hole hitter Freddie Freeman to help the Braves in a stirring win against the Cubs at SunTrust Park.
Tomahawk Take May 16, 2018

Atlanta Braves closer options

The Atlanta Braves most obvious weakness reared it’s ugly head on Tuesday when they blew a one run lead in the ninth inning and lost to the Cubs. Finding a  dependable closer is  essential for this year and into the future. Earlier today I wrote that the Atlanta Braves are pretenders not contender because the […] Atlanta Braves closer options - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop May 16, 2018
GameThread, 5/16/2018: Cubs @ Braves

GameThread, 5/16/2018: Cubs @ Braves

Can the Braves avoid another heartbreaker? Can Brandon McCarthy right the ship? Will the crowd rise up and throw the umpiring crew into a volcano that emerges in center field? This is your daily thread for: Complaining about umpires; Complaining about replay; Complaining about Jose Bautista; Defending Jose Bautista; Complaining about Mike Foltynewicz’ mental fortitude; Defending Mike Foltynewicz’ mental fortitude; Calling for a trade or demotion of Brandon McCarthy; Indicating why a trade or demotion of Brandon McCarthy is not warranted; Pictures of cats. Go forth and comment on...
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 16, 2018
Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves preview, Wednesday 5/16, 6:35 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves preview, Wednesday 5/16, 6:35 CT

The Cubs go for two in a row in Atlanta. There’s rain in the forecast again tonight, so keep this handy: Oh, and there’s this, regarding which uniform the team wears on the road: Blue alt: 3-7Road gray: 6-2 #WearTheGray Notes for today: Ben Zobrist’s game-winning hit was his second in the ninth inning or later this season. Zobrist hit a tie-breaking single in the 10th inning of the 10-6 win at Miami March 31. He has 10 career go-ahead RBI in the ninth inning or later. (Not even including the one in Game 7!) Tuesday night was the Cubs’ second road victory this season when trailing...
LOOK: Braves fans respond to MLB Replay Twitter account after controversial call at home plate

LOOK: Braves fans respond to MLB Replay Twitter account after controversial call at home plate

The MLB Replay Twitter account shared the video of the controversial call at home plate during the Braves-Cubs game on Tuesday.
TalkingChop May 16, 2018
Braves’ Wednesday lineup features Flowers, Flaherty

Braves’ Wednesday lineup features Flowers, Flaherty

Mostly the same lineup, with some not-uncommon rotations. Here’s how the Cubs will line up behind Tyler Chatwood to face Brandon McCarthy and the Braves today: Here is tonight's #Cubs lineup in Atlanta. #EverybodyInGame preview: https://t.co/6sEpCfn2kA pic.twitter.com/QiwDryNK8T— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 16, 2018 Once again, these Cubbies rotate their players. No Ben Zobrist, who had last night’s game-winning hit, in this one. He’s replaced in right field by Ian Happ. Weirdly enough, this will be Happ’s first start of the season in right field; he’s previously started nine...
TalkingChop May 16, 2018
McCarthy, Braves seek badly-needed bounceback against Cubs

McCarthy, Braves seek badly-needed bounceback against Cubs

A victory would wash a lot of sour tastes out of a lot of mouths. The Braves were not subject to an enjoyable experience last night, thanks to the umpiring crew, MLB’s toxic replay system, and some poor relief pitching from Arodys Vizcaino. Brandon McCarthy’s last few starts have also been far from enjoyable. Both the Braves and McCarthy will be hoping for the sweetness of victory tonight as they square off against the Cubs again, to scour the bitterness of defeat from their senses. Of everyone on the Atlanta roster, McCarthy probably needs some good tidings the most. While it wasn’t...
5 things to know about tonight’s Braves-Cubs game

5 things to know about tonight’s Braves-Cubs game

The Braves host the Cubs tonight in the second game of a three-game series at SunTrust Park, where the Braves have lost four in a row and have an 8-8 home record compared with their 17-8 road mark.

How to watch Braves-Cubs tonight: Can Brandon McCarthy stop his slide? Times, TV, network

Weather permitting, the Braves and Cubs will meet for the third consecutive day Wednesday night, and the second game of a three-game series at SunTrust Park.
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 16, 2018
2018 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 39

2018 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 39

Cubs snatch victory from the hands of the Braves (with a little help from the umpires) The Cubs and Braves have now played four games this year. In all four, I felt like the Braves outplayed the Cubs. The Cubs have now stolen two wins from the Braves. Such is the nature of baseball and every team sees games on either side of the ledger, but the Braves have the best record in the National League and have two crazy losses to the Cubs. Back on April 14, playing a game in some of the worst conditions I’ve ever seen a baseball game played in, the Cubs stormed back from a massive deficit to...
Cubbies Crib May 16, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Are people overreacting to Jose Quintana’s overall line?

Jose Quintana‘s line through his first eight games have Chicago Cubs fans in a full-blown panic. But are we overreacting to his purported struggles? On the heels of Jose Quintana’s clunker Monday against the Atlanta Braves, I can’t count how many times I’ve seen bad takes on Twitter related to the team’s acquisition of the […] Chicago Cubs: Are people overreacting to Jose Quintana’s overall line? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 16, 2018
Cubs 3, Braves 2: Addison Russell saves the day

Cubs 3, Braves 2: Addison Russell saves the day

That was one heck of a comeback win. Just when I was getting all ready to write up the recap of another tough loss, Addison Russell had an absolutely terrific at-bat, drove in the tying run with a double and scored the winning run on a single in a two-run Cubs ninth-inning rally that led to a 3-2 win over the Braves in what’s either the first of a three-game series or second of a four-game series, depending on how you want to look at it. First, look at this: That is one heck of an at-bat in that situation, down a run, one out in the ninth, tying run in scoring position. He...
Tomahawk Take May 16, 2018

Vizcaino Blows Save as Braves Fall to the Cubs 3-2

Coming back to Atlanta after a very successful road trip, the Braves looked to keep things going versus the Cubs in the first game of a three game series. Mike Foltynewicz took the mound for the Braves looking to continue improving after a successful outing in Miami. His control in this game was lacking and was evident in his 5 walks and high pitch count. Even though he allowed 5 free passes he was able to hold the Cubs to 1 run on 10 strikeouts through 5 innings of work. Vizcaino Blows Save as Braves Fall to the Cubs 3-2 - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News,...
TalkingChop May 16, 2018
Braves news: Replay causes stir amid loss to Cubs

Braves news: Replay causes stir amid loss to Cubs

The Braves blew a ninth inning lead after some questionable calls were made and checked over by the MLB replay system. Braves News Braves squander Acuña Jr’s late homer in 3-2 loss Ronald Acuña Jr. sent a shockwave through SunTrust Park with his two out homer in the bottom of the eight that gave the Braves a momentary 2-1 lead. Then in the ninth inning the joy turned to sorrow as Arodys Vizcaino had his worst performance of the season. Atlanta claims left hander Chad Bell off waivers from Detroit Chad Bell’s surface numbers in 2018 may just terrify the average viewer but upon...
TalkingChop May 16, 2018
May 16: Cubs vs Braves

May 16: Cubs vs Braves

Brandon McCarthy and the Atlanta Braves will look to get back on track Wednesday evening against the Chicago Cubs.
TalkingChop May 16, 2018
Video: Inciarte, Acuña Jr. homer but Braves fall in 9th to Cubs

Video: Inciarte, Acuña Jr. homer but Braves fall in 9th to Cubs

Braves carry lead into the ninth but come up on the short end of a 3-2 loss The Atlanta Braves let a 2-1 lead slip away in the ninth inning for a 3-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs. The game wasn’t without controversy however as Atlanta came up on the wrong side of two replay reviews. The Chop House is a fabulous place to catch a ballgame.⁰⁰ And a homer.#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/YfqWZzipb9— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 16, 2018 Ender Inciarte stayed hot in this one going 2-for-4 at the plate including his fourth home run of the season. Welcome home, @ronaldacunajr24!#ChopOn...
Acuna on his go-ahead homer: ‘We didn’t win the game’

Acuna on his go-ahead homer: ‘We didn’t win the game’

Rookie Ronald Acuna hit a long, bases-empty home run to straightaway center field with two out in the eighth inning Tuesday, giving the Braves a 2-1 lead against the Cubs in a series opener at SunTrust Park.
www.bostonherald.com May 15, 2018
Cubs throw out 2 runners at home, rally to beat Braves 3-2

Cubs throw out 2 runners at home, rally to beat Braves 3-2

ATLANTA — Willson Contreras threw one away, then made the tag at home plate to keep the Braves off the scoreboard in the very first inning.Turns out, the Chicago catcher was just getting warmed up.Contreras threw out runners at home and third during a wild fifth inning, and the Cubs rallied for two runs in the ninth to stun first-place Atlanta 3-2 on Tuesday night."We'll take it," Chicago manager Joe Maddon said.This one really stung for the Braves, who were coming off a 6-1 road trip that propelled them to the best record in the National League.They were fuming after two questionable...

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