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TalkingChop 1 hour ago
The Daily Chop: New Lineup Looks Great, Bullpen Game a Success, Plus More

The Daily Chop: New Lineup Looks Great, Bullpen Game a Success, Plus More

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports Braves continue to drive in runs in the desert. The Braves’ bats and bullpen were ready and productive on Tuesday. Three more home runs and a great performance from Atlanta’s relief corps were more than enough to allow the Braves to earn their third straight victory and maintain a three game lead over the Phillies in the NL East. Jesse Chavez, Drew Smyly, and others did a great job of keeping Arizona’s bats silent. It was the Braves bats that provided the fireworks for the evening. Austin Riley, Ozzie Albies, and Jorge Soler each...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop 6 hours ago
Braves slug three more homers in a 6-1 win over the Diamondbacks

Braves slug three more homers in a 6-1 win over the Diamondbacks

Photo by Norm Hall/ Magic number down to 10. The Atlanta Braves extended their winning streak to three straight games with a 6-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday night. The Braves got right to work in the first as Jorge Soler led off the game by reaching on an error by Josh VanMeter at third. Soler was erased on a ground ball by Freddie Freeman but Freeman beat the relay throw at first. After an Ozzie Albies fly out, Austin Riley stepped to the plate and drove a 1-2 pitch out to left for his 30th home run of the season to give Atlanta a 2-0 lead. Number...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop 10 hours ago
Braves vs Diamondbacks game thread

Braves vs Diamondbacks game thread

Photo by Norm Hall/ The Atlanta Braves will try to make it three straight wins Tuesday night when they continue their series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Atlanta took the opener Monday 11-4 and picked up a game on the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East race. Jesse Chavez will get the start for the Braves in what will likely be a bullpen game. The Diamondbacks will go with righty Luke Weaver. Tuesday’s game has a scheduled start time of 9:40 p.m. ET and can be seen on Bally Sports South. PREVIEW | LINEUPS Pregame reading Braves claim C Chadwick Tromp from San...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop 13 hours ago
Travis d’Arnaud back in the lineup for Tuesday’s game against the Diamondbacks

Travis d’Arnaud back in the lineup for Tuesday’s game against the Diamondbacks

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Jorge Soler is in the leadoff spot for the second straight game. The Atlanta Braves will continue their series against the Arizona Diamondbacks and will be looking to further tighten their grip on the NL East with another win. The Braves will go with a bullpen game Tuesday with Jesse Chavez getting the start against Arizona’s Luke Weaver. After scoring 11 runs Monday, the Braves will stick with the same lineup with the exception of the return of Travis d’Arnaud who will be behind the plate and hitting seventh. Jorge Soler will lead...
TalkingChop 16 hours ago
Braves claim C Chadwick Tromp from San Francisco Giants. Option him to Triple-A Gwinnett

Braves claim C Chadwick Tromp from San Francisco Giants. Option him to Triple-A Gwinnett

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Chadwick played in 9 games for the Giants this year, along with 55 games in Triple-A To aide with depth following the injury to Stephen Vogt the Braves have claimed catcher Chadwick Tromp from the San Francisco Giants the team has announced. The #Braves today claimed C Chadwick Tromp off waivers from the San Francisco Giants and optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 21, 2021 Chadwick appeared in 9 games for the Giants this season and hit .222/.222/.389 good for a 62 wRC+ and -.1 fWAR. He’s played 33...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop 17 hours ago
September 21: Braves vs Diamondbacks

September 21: Braves vs Diamondbacks

Photo by Norm Hall/ The Atlanta Braves will try to make it three straight wins Tuesday night when they continue their series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Atlanta took the opener Monday winning 11-4 and increased their lead in the NL East to three games over the Philadelphia Phillies. Jesse Chavez will get the start for Atlanta Tuesday in what will essentially be a bullpen game. The Diamondbacks will counter with right-hander Luke Weaver. Tuesday’s game is scheduled to begin at 9:40 p.m. ET and can be seen on Bally Sports South.
Kris Willis / TalkingChop 17 hours ago
Braves roll with bullpen game for Tuesday’s matchup against the Diamondbacks

Braves roll with bullpen game for Tuesday’s matchup against the Diamondbacks

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Jesse Chavez will make his second start of the season. After a big win in Monday’s series opener, the Atlanta Braves will try to extend their winning streak to three-straight wins when they continue their series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. With Monday’s win, the Braves trimmed their magic number to clinch the NL East to 11. They will enter play Tuesday with a three-game cushion over the Philadelphia Phillies. Brian Snitker announced after the game Monday that Jesse Chavez will start a bullpen game for Atlanta Tuesday. Snitker added...
TalkingChop 21 hours ago
Road to Atlanta Podcast: End of season wrap-up

Road to Atlanta Podcast: End of season wrap-up

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Another minor league season has drawn to a close and the Road to Atlanta staff has a round up of the players that impressed this year Road to Atlanta is our weekly podcast where we discuss all things minor leagues and prospects for our beloved Atlanta Braves. We have relaunched the podcast and it can be found in the same stream with the Talking Chop podcast, so if you subscribe to it...you have easy access to R2A as well. Episodes will go live (most of the time) every Monday evening and will cover a wide range of topics including top...
TalkingChop 23 hours ago
Braves MiLB preview: Mississippi, Gwinnett head to postseason

Braves MiLB preview: Mississippi, Gwinnett head to postseason

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports The 2021 Minor League Baseball regular season is in the books. Next stop: The postseason for the Gwinnett Stripers and Mississippi Braves. The Atlanta Braves’ minor-league teams ended their respective seasons this past week. Fear not, Braves fans — we’re not done yet. Both the Gwinnett Stripers and Mississippi Braves are heading to the postseason. Here’s what you need to know. Gwinnett begins its Final Stretch Winner Quest Stripers’ final record: 68-51 | 3rd place in Triple-A East, Southeast Division Top hitters: Travis...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop Sep 21, 2021
The Daily Chop: Jesse Chavez starting Tuesday, Freddie Freeman and more

The Daily Chop: Jesse Chavez starting Tuesday, Freddie Freeman and more

Photo by G Fiume/ Atlanta’s lead in the NL East is back to three games. Following Monday’s 11-4 win over the Diamondbacks, Brian Snitker disclosed the Atlanta Braves’ pitching plan for Tuesday. Snitker told reporters that Jesse Chavez will get the start for Atlanta in what will essentially be a bullpen game. Snitker said that both Touki Toussaint and Drew Smyly will be available out of the bullpen. Jesse Chavez will start Tuesday for the #Braves in a bullpen game, Snitker said. Toussaint, Smyly and everyone in the pen will be available.— David O'Brien...
TalkingChop Sep 21, 2021
Adam Duvall marks huge fifth inning with colossal home run in 11-4 Braves win

Adam Duvall marks huge fifth inning with colossal home run in 11-4 Braves win

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports Adam Duvall hit one in Chase Field where you rarely ever see them get hit to. It was incredible. Adam Duvall hit a massive home run in an equally-massive fifth inning for the Braves, as a seven-run explosion in that inning helped push Atlanta to an 11-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The first flashpoint of this game occurred in the third inning, which is when both teams took their first cracks at the scoreboard in this one. In the top half of the frame, the Braves came through with some timely hitting with two outs. Freddie...
TalkingChop Sep 20, 2021
Game Thread 9/20/21, Braves at Diamondbacks

Game Thread 9/20/21, Braves at Diamondbacks

Photo by Ralph Freso/MLB Photos via The road trip moves to the desert. The Braves are heading into the desert right in the midst of a divisional pennant race. Arizona’s season has basically been over since June. Two teams on very different paths are set to collide tonight, and the onus has been placed squarely on the shoulders of the Braves to take care of business this evening. Will they get the job done, or will the Snakes jump up and bite them? We’re about to find out! PREVIEW | LINEUPS
TalkingChop Sep 20, 2021
William Contreras makes first start at catcher since August

William Contreras makes first start at catcher since August

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ The rookie catcher returns to the lineup for the Braves for the first time in a while. Tonight’s lineups have been released and let’s go right ahead and take a look at what these two teams will have in store for us. As is usual around here, let’s start with how the Braves are going to line up this evening: A four-game series vs. the Diamondbacks starts tonight at 9:40 ET!Presented by @TruistNews | #ForTheA pic.twitter.com/a7Lk8KcL72— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 20, 2021 The top four did a little bit of shuffling — Jorge...
TalkingChop Sep 20, 2021
Braves enter into crucial four-game series against Diamondbacks

Braves enter into crucial four-game series against Diamondbacks

Photo by Justin Edmonds/ No more messing around. Take care of business. After avoiding a sweep in San Francisco, the Braves are hoping to start turning things around on the right path as they continue their road trip out West with a four-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. After having to deal with the best team in the National League, the Braves will now be dealing with a bit of competitive whiplash since they’ll now be facing the worst team in the NL — a team that has already lost 100 games, at that. They’re also not really playing well at the moment...
TalkingChop Sep 20, 2021
September 20: Braves vs Diamondbacks

September 20: Braves vs Diamondbacks

Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via The Atlanta Braves’ road trip continues Monday when they begin a four-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Braves will carry a two-game lead in the NL East into Monday’s opener. Huascar Ynoa will be on the mound for Atlanta while Arizona will counter with righty Humberto Mejia. Monday’s game is scheduled to begin at 9:40 p.m. ET and can be seen on Bally Sports South.
TalkingChop Sep 20, 2021
Playing through pain is a bad idea and it’s hurting the Braves

Playing through pain is a bad idea and it’s hurting the Braves

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ The featured picture is from 2019. Freddie was playing with bone spurs in his elbow. That’s not good! Hello! It’s Demetrius Bell, the internet’s local blogging Braves nerd. So, um, this take that you absolutely have to play every game that you possibly can and built-in days off are kind of bad? It’s um, it’s not good. www.theneedledrop.com Yep. To take it a step further, that take is “nooooooo gooooooood,” as a really speedy blue hedgehog from the 1990s would say. I’ll start with the understandable parts, which...
TalkingChop Sep 20, 2021
Braves Minor League Recap: Kyle Wright nearly perfect

Braves Minor League Recap: Kyle Wright nearly perfect

Kyle Wright | John Jones-USA TODAY Sports Kyle Wright had a career game on Sunday afternoon, flirting with perfection deep into the game. Sunday was Kyle Wright throw the best start of his career against a very strong Nashville lineup. Drew Waters had a three hit game as well, but that was about it as half the Sunday schedule got cancelled and will not be made up. Gwinnett Stripers 7, Nashville Sounds 0 Box Score Drew Waters, CF: 3-5, R, 2B, SB, .241/.334/.379 Johan Camargo, 3B: 2-5, R, 4 RBI, 2B, HR, .319/.395/.540 Ryan Casteel, C: 3-4, R, 2 RBI, HR,...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop Sep 20, 2021
MLB Standings: Braves carry 2-game cushion into series in Arizona

MLB Standings: Braves carry 2-game cushion into series in Arizona

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ For at least one day, the Atlanta Braves stopped the bleeding with a 3-0 win over the San Francisco Giants to avoid a sweep and snap a four-game losing streak. Thanks to Philadelphia’s 3-2 loss in New York, the Braves’ lead in the NL East is back to two full games. Atlanta’s road trip will continue with a four-game series in Arizona that begins Monday night. The Phillies will return home where they will begin a seven-game homestand with a three-game series against the Orioles. National League East Braves 77-70 (.524), —Phillies...
TalkingChop Sep 20, 2021
The Daily Chop: Max is Marvelous, Eddie Rosario hits for the cycle, Plus More

The Daily Chop: Max is Marvelous, Eddie Rosario hits for the cycle, Plus More

Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports The Braves achieved one of their biggest wins of the year on Sunday. The Braves have certainly enjoyed playing on Sundays as of late. With a 3-0 victory over the Giants yesterday, not only did the Braves avoid a series sweep and end a four game losing streak, they earned a win for the seventh straight Sunday in a row. Even more important, after a week of struggles, the Braves increased their lead in the NL East to two games and simply ended the week on a good note. Atlanta used the bread and butter of this roster since the start of...
TalkingChop Sep 19, 2021
Talking Chop Podcast Episode 306: Avoiding total disaster

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 306: Avoiding total disaster

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ Only two weeks remain in the 2021 regular season, and there is plenty of drama with the Atlanta Braves. However, the Braves still hold the lead in the National League East and the Talking Chop Podcast returns for Episode 306 on the heels of a nice victory on Sunday afternoon in San Francisco. TC’s Brad Rowland and Eric Cole discuss the following topics: Two losses to the Rockies at a suboptimal time Thursday’s game was postponed and it may not actually happen in 2021 The weekend didn’t start in fantastic fashion for Atlanta,...

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