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TalkingChop 2 hours ago
Braves try to get back to winning behind Charlie Morton

Braves try to get back to winning behind Charlie Morton

Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via After two frustrating losses on Sunday and Monday, followed by an ugly loss involving an injury to Cristian Pache and a potential injury to Max Fried on Tuesday, the Braves will look to get back to winning ways as the offense showed signs of awakening on Tuesday, scoring eight runs. Charlie Morton will take the mound and he has been pretty good this season with a modest 3.27 ERA and a more impressive a 2.06 FIP and 2.85 xFIP. At the very least it would seem likely that he will produce at least a solid outing against the...
TalkingChop 2 hours ago
Cristian Pache and Max Fried placed on IL. Guillermo Heredia and Tucker Davidson recalled to Atlanta

Cristian Pache and Max Fried placed on IL. Guillermo Heredia and Tucker Davidson recalled to Atlanta

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports Braves rough fortune to start season continues with two main pieces played on the IL. The rough start to the season for the Atlanta Braves just got a lot tougher after starting center fielder Cristian Pache, and starting pitcher Max Fried were placed on the 10-day injured list the Braves announced today. The #Braves today placed OF Cristian Pache (strained left groin) and LHP Max Fried (strained right hamstring) on the 10-Day IL and recalled OF Guillermo Heredia and LHP Tucker Davidson to Atlanta.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) April 14,...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop 10 hours ago
The Daily Chop: Blowout loss leaves Atlanta searching for answers

The Daily Chop: Blowout loss leaves Atlanta searching for answers

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ The rough start to the 2021 season continued Tuesday for the Atlanta Braves who suffered a blowout loss to the Miami Marlins and have now lost three straight games. The Braves shuffled their lineup in hopes of jumpstarting their offense Tuesday but Max Fried struggled for the second straight start. Fried allowed a career-high seven earned runs in just four innings. He has allowed 12 earned runs over his past six innings spanning two starts. As bad as Atlanta’s 4-7 start looks, it is worth remembering that it is still April and there is a long...
TalkingChop 16 hours ago
Braves downed by Duvall, Marlins in 14-8 blowout loss

Braves downed by Duvall, Marlins in 14-8 blowout loss

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports Max Fried was bad. Adam Duvall was not. The Braves need to figure something out. Things went poorly for the Braves on Tuesday against the Marlins. After an early barrage from the Atlanta offense, who plated three runs in the first inning, the Marlins did some hitting of their own and eventually won the game 14-8. As noted above, this game began with the Braves scoring three quick runs against Marlins starter Pablo Lopez. With Freddie Freeman moving back into the two spot, he doubled in his first at-bat, then scored on a Marcell Ozuna home...
TalkingChop 18 hours ago
Cristian Pache leaves game with left groin tightness

Cristian Pache leaves game with left groin tightness

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Braves rookie centerfielder Cristian Pache left the Tuesday night game against the Marlins with left groin tightness, according to the team. OF Cristian Pache left tonight’s game due to left groin tightness.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) April 14, 2021 Pache was seen talking to the Braves’ training staff before taking an at-bat and coming out of the game. Given that he still took the at-bat, it doesn’t appear to be an incredibly serious injury, but the Braves will want to keep Pache from pushing it so early on in the season and avoid...
TalkingChop 18 hours ago
Cristian Pache placed on Injured List with left groin tightness (UPDATED)

Cristian Pache placed on Injured List with left groin tightness (UPDATED)

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ UPDATED: Cristian Pache is placed on the Injured List with a groin issue. No corresponding move will be made until tomorrow. The only other outfielder on the 40-man roster is Guillermo Heredia. Johan Camargo is a possibility, with Drew Waters lurking as well. Pache will go to the IL. A corresponding move will be made tomorrow morning.— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) April 14, 2021 Braves rookie centerfielder Cristian Pache left the Tuesday night game against the Marlins with left groin tightness, according to the team. OF Cristian Pache...
TalkingChop 21 hours ago
Braves vs. Marlins, April 13 Game Thread

Braves vs. Marlins, April 13 Game Thread

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Let’s go. Join us in the comments and keep it civil, even if the Marlins resort back to their ways of hitting Ronald Ac...you know what, nevermind. If they hit Ronald, we’ll have a problem. Thanks for hanging out with us.
TalkingChop 22 hours ago
Freeman bats second, Albies to fifth as Braves shake things up

Freeman bats second, Albies to fifth as Braves shake things up

Photo by John Adams/Icon Sportswire via The Braves lineup looks nearly identical to the lineup from October. It served them well then; will it do so in 2021? The Braves have struggled on offense in the early going, with timely hits eluding many members of the lineup. Brian Snitker has opted to move things around for Tuesday’s game against the Marlins, moving Freddie Freeman to the second spot and moving Ozzie Albies down to the fifth spot. .@MaxFried32 takes the mound tonight vs. the Marlins!Presented by @TruistNews | #ForTheA pic.twitter.com/jG9CLzwNPc— Atlanta...
TalkingChop Apr 13, 2021
April 13: Marlins vs Braves

April 13: Marlins vs Braves

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Max Fried will look to play the role of stopper Tuesday when the Atlanta Braves continue their series against the Miami Marlins. Atlanta dropped its second straight game Monday night falling 5-3 in 10 innings. The Braves actually carried a 3-1 advantage into the eighth but the bullpen faltered sending them to their second straight loss.
TalkingChop Apr 13, 2021
Braves turn to Fried, look to erase back-to-back tough losses

Braves turn to Fried, look to erase back-to-back tough losses

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Max Fried did not impress during his last outing in Washington, but will have a shot at redemption on Tuesday. The Braves were tough-luck losers on Monday, falling to the Marlins in the first game of their four-game series. Huascar Ynoa was outstanding, only to be let down by a shaky bullpen in game that eventually ended with a 5-3 Marlins win in 10 innings. The Braves will look to bounce back on Tuesday, sending Max Fried to the mound in opposition of Miami right-hander Pablo Lopez. Fried is coming off a rough outing in Washington in which he...
TalkingChop Apr 13, 2021
The Daily Chop: Loss to Marlins, Umpiring issues, Acuna impressing, and more

The Daily Chop: Loss to Marlins, Umpiring issues, Acuna impressing, and more

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Acuna continues to put his immense talents on display each and every night. Losing to the Marlins on Monday was a tough blow, given that the Braves lead for most of the game and got an outstanding performance from Huascar Ynoa. His efforts have become increasingly consistent, which bodes well for his long-term outlook in Atlanta. He was backed by yet another impressive showing from Ronald Acuna, who continues his absolute rampage. The accolades will be piling up for him after the season if he continues producing at anywhere near his current...
TalkingChop Apr 13, 2021
Talking Chop Podcast Episode 283: Four straight wins between two maddening losses

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 283: Four straight wins between two maddening losses

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Good evening, friends. It was a busy week for the Atlanta Braves, with better results than the first weekend of the 2021 season. With that as the backdrop, the Talking Chop Podcast is here for another episode on a fine Monday evening. TC’s Brad Rowland and Scott Coleman discuss the following topics in Episode 283: Atlanta fell to 0-4 despite hitting four home runs on Tuesday Wednesday was a notably better day, with two wins in the span of 14 innings After a day off on Thursday, the Braves kept it rolling with wins on Friday and...
TalkingChop Apr 12, 2021
Braves lose second straight game after falling 5-3 to Marlins

Braves lose second straight game after falling 5-3 to Marlins

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Huascar Ynoa putched the best game of his career. It ended up being for nothing after the Braves folded in the latter stretches of the game. Bullpen woes and untimely hitting ended up dooming the Braves in their season series-opener against the Marlins. Despite never trailing during the first nine innings, the Braves ended up falling 5-3 to Miami after ten innings. At this point in his career, it’s not really shocking to see Ronald Acuña Jr. getting off to a very quick start to any game in particular. It’s especially unsurprising at the...
TalkingChop Apr 12, 2021
Braves vs. Marlins, April 12 Game Thread

Braves vs. Marlins, April 12 Game Thread

Photo by David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Huascar Ynoa is looking to build off of a very positive five innings of work on his last time out. Sandy Alcantara is going to try to put his NLDS start against the Braves behind him in Miami’s first meeting with the Braves since that series. Both teams are coming off of series where they had goofy umpiring decisions cost them games. It’s a fresh slate for both teams, and the game is about to start soon. PREVIEW | LINEUPS
TalkingChop Apr 12, 2021
Jackson and Inciarte re-enter Braves lineup for Monday game against Marlins

Jackson and Inciarte re-enter Braves lineup for Monday game against Marlins

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ Cristian Pache and Travis d’Arnaud will start tonight’s game from the bench, as the two players below them on the depth chart get some game reps. The first game of a four-game series between the Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins will be starting in a few short hours, so the lineups for both teams have been released. Here’s how Atlanta will be looking to start off tonight’s game: Here's how the #Braves will line up tonight vs. the Marlins.Presented by @TruistNews | #ForTheA pic.twitter.com/CBVWlkEJq9— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) April...
TalkingChop Apr 12, 2021
Braves and Marlins both look to put controversy behind them as they begin four-game series

Braves and Marlins both look to put controversy behind them as they begin four-game series

Photo by Elsa/ Atlanta and Miami are set to lock horns tonight for the first time since last year’s NLDS matchup After having their four-game winning streak snapped in very controversial fashion, the Braves are back at it again for their first four-game series of the season. They’ll be staying within the NL East, as they’ll be facing the Miami Marlins for the first time since last season’s National League Divisional Series. The Marlins have gotten off to a pretty slow start, but they will have a pretty good reason to be optimistic about starting to get things...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop Apr 12, 2021
Braves’ homestand continues with four-game set against Marlins

Braves’ homestand continues with four-game set against Marlins

Photo by Patrick Smith/ Huascar Ynoa will get things started Monday The Atlanta Braves saw their four-game winning streak come to an end Sunday night in controversial fashion. They will have to put that behind them Monday when they open up a four-game series against the Miami Marlins. The Marlins come into Atlanta with a 2-6 record. Miami dropped 2 of 3 to the Rays to open the season and were then swept in a three-game series at home by the Cardinals. They split two games in New York against the Mets before Sunday’s game was suspended in the first inning due to...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop Apr 12, 2021
April 12: Marlins vs Braves

April 12: Marlins vs Braves

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The Atlanta Braves will try to put Sunday’s controversial ending behind them when they continue their road trip Monday night against the Miami Marlins. Miami comes into the series with a 2-6 record while the Braves are 4-5. Huascar Ynoa will make his second start of the season and will be sticking in the rotation for at least one more start after this one. The Marlins will counter with right-hander Sandy Alcantara.
Kris Willis / TalkingChop Apr 12, 2021
The Daily Chop: Blown call snaps winning streak, Huascar Ynoa sticking in rotation and more

The Daily Chop: Blown call snaps winning streak, Huascar Ynoa sticking in rotation and more

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Predictably, the Braves weren’t pleased with the outcome of Sunday’s game. The Atlanta Braves saw their four-game winning streak come to an end in controversial fashion Sunday night with a blown call at the plate and a failed replay review despite overwhelming evidence to overturn the call. The Braves naturally weren’t thrilled with the outcome and Drew Smyly summed it up best. “We have five different angles on a nationally televised game, and it’s clear that his foot didn’t touch the plate,” Smyly said. “It’s embarrassing. Why...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop Apr 11, 2021
Braves fall to Phillies in controversial fashion

Braves fall to Phillies in controversial fashion

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ A blown replay call at the plate in the ninth was the difference. The Atlanta Braves saw their four-game winning streak come to an end in a controversial 7-6 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. Ronald Acuña Jr. has been the catalyst for the Braves during their homestand and that continued on Sunday when he began the game by beating out a routine grounder to shortstop Didi Gregorius. Statcast tracked Acuña at 31.0 ft/sec which is a ridiculous number. Ozzie Albies then made the Phillies pay by launching his first home run of the season to give...

Braves Player News

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    Freddie Freeman

    Braves downed by Duvall, Marlins in 14-8 blowout loss

  • 1 Max Fried

    Max Fried

    Cristian Pache and Max Fried placed on IL. Guillermo Heredia and Tucker Davidson recalled to Atlanta

  • 1 Charlie Morton

    Charlie Morton

    Braves try to get back to winning behind Charlie Morton

  • 1 Chris Martin

    Chris Martin

    Atlanta Braves Roster: Why Now is the Time to Re-sign Shane Greene

  • 1 Cristian Pache

    Cristian Pache

    Cristian Pache and Max Fried placed on IL. Guillermo Heredia and Tucker Davidson recalled to Atlanta

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