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TalkingChop 1 hour ago
This Day in Braves History: July 7th

This Day in Braves History: July 7th

Braves Franchise History 1914: In an exhibition game in Buffalo, the Bisons of the International League crush the Boston Braves, 10 - 2. 1918: Rabbit Maranville gets a 10-day leave from the Navy and hits .316 in 11 games for the Braves before going back to sea. 2008: Tough day at the office! Braves shutout by Dodgers Hiroki Kuroda who fires seven perfect innings. Atlanta could only muster two baserunners, a Mark Teixeira double and a walk in the 3-0 loss. MLB History 1931: The Browns and the White Sox play a 12-inning game in which not a single strikeout is recorded. It is...
TalkingChop 3 hours ago
Braves News: Another win, MLB Draft, more

Braves News: Another win, MLB Draft, more

Photo by Brett Davis/ Another good day in the Braves’ realm Well the Braves had another good day and another win in Wednesday behind another stellar outing from Cy Young candidate Max Fried. Austin Riley, Travis d’Arnaud, and Eddie Rosario were the offensive stars of the evening, with Rosario hitting his first homer of the season. Fried was pulled after six scoreless innings due to a tight glute, but is expected to be fine to make his next start on normal rest. Unfortunately the Mets won in extra innings, so Atlanta did not make any games in the divisional lead....
Kris Willis / TalkingChop 11 hours ago
Braves clinch series win with 3-0 win over Cardinals

Braves clinch series win with 3-0 win over Cardinals

Photo by Brett Davis/ Marcell Ozuna and Eddie Rosario hit back-to-back home runs. The Atlanta Braves earned another series win Wednesday night with a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. The pitching matchup between Max Fried and Miles Mikolas lived up to the billing as both pitchers threw up zeroes over the first four innings. Fried allowed a first inning double to Paul Goldschmidt, but got Nolan Arenado to fly out to end the inning. Albert Pujols singled in the second and then doubled in the fourth, but was left stranded. Mikolas walked Travis d’Arnaud with...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop 15 hours ago
Cardinals vs Braves game thread

Cardinals vs Braves game thread

Photo by Brett Davis/ The Atlanta Braves will try to make it three-straight wins Wednesday night when they continue a four-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Max Fried will get the start for Atlanta while the Cardinals will go with right-hander Miles Mikolas. For the Braves, Eddie Rosario will make his third straight start in left field and will hit seventh. Orlando Arcia returns to the lineup for the first time on the homestand at second base and will hit eighth. Two things:1️⃣ @MaxFried32 takes the mound tonight.2️⃣ #VoteBraves:...
TalkingChop 17 hours ago
What to watch for in Wednesday night’s Cardinals-Braves game

What to watch for in Wednesday night’s Cardinals-Braves game

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Weakly-hit fly balls; Fried’s big split The Braves used early offensive outbursts to fell the Cardinals on consecutive nights. They go for the series win tonight in a battle of staff aces: Miles Mikolas faces off against the incomparable Max Fried. Here are some curiosities to be aware of. Mikolas, weakly-hit flies, and the Braves Miles Mikolas has 1.8 fWAR and 3.1 RA9-WAR on the season. He isn’t a big strikeout guy, and leaving all the strand rate and BABIP shenanigans aside, his success this year (1.8 fWAR is top 30 in MLB right now among...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop 19 hours ago
July 6: Cardinals vs Braves

July 6: Cardinals vs Braves

Photo by Brett Davis/ The Atlanta Braves will try to make it three-straight wins Wednesday night when they continue a four-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Braves took the first two games of the series including a 7-1 win on Tuesday night where Austin Riley finished a triple shy of a cycle. Max Fried will get the start on Wednesday while the Cardinals will counter with right-hander Miles Mikolas. Wednesday’s game is scheduled to get underway at 7:20 p.m. ET and can be seen nationally on ESPN.
Kris Willis / TalkingChop 19 hours ago
Max Fried, Braves look to clinch series win against Cardinals

Max Fried, Braves look to clinch series win against Cardinals

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Atlanta will try to keep the pressure on the Mets as they go for a series win against the Cardinals Wednesday. The Atlanta Braves will try to make it three straight wins, and clinch a series victory in the process, Wednesday night when they continue a four-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Atlanta took Monday’s opener 6-3 and then captured a 7-1 win Tuesday as Austin Riley came a triple shy of a cycle. With the win, Atlanta climbed to a season-high 14 games over .500 and closed the gap in the NL East to just 2.5 games behind the New...
TalkingChop 21 hours ago
Braves 2022 MLB Draft Preview: Catcher

Braves 2022 MLB Draft Preview: Catcher

Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports Here are some players that the Braves could target in the upcoming draft With the 2022 MLB Draft coming up in two weeks, this week we at Battery Power will be running a series of previews to cover some potential targets in the upcoming draft. We are going to take a look at a number of player from each position, both the options in the first round and some names we fi nd to be intriguing day two and day three options. This is far from a complete resource of all the players available because we are not quite that crazy, but it should provide...
TalkingChop 23 hours ago
Braves MiLB preview: Fireworks, firepower, and Braves baseball

Braves MiLB preview: Fireworks, firepower, and Braves baseball

Photo by David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Mississippi righted the ship last week as Rome put up a lot of runs per usual. Here’s what you missed and what to look forward to this week on the Atlanta Braves farm. The Atlanta Braves minor-league week gets rolling on Monday, July 4 this week to hopefully bring fireworks and firepower to the Braves faithful. While Rome and Mississippi got back on the right track, Augusta had its worst week of the season, dropping every game they played. Here’s a look back at what went right, whose hot and what to watch in the week...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop Jul 6, 2022
This Day in Braves History: Bob Horner homers four times in loss to Expos

This Day in Braves History: Bob Horner homers four times in loss to Expos

Braves Franchise History 1945 - The Braves sweep a doubleheader from the Pirates. Butch Nieman hits a pinch-hit grand slam in the opener. Tommy Holmes singles in the second game to extend his hitting streak to 34 consecutive games to break Rogers Hornsby’s National League record. 1970 - Felix Milan goes 6-for-6 and drives in four runs in a 12-4 win over the Giants. Milan is the first Braves player in franchise history to record six hits in a game. 1986 - Bob Horner becomes the 11th player in major league history to hit four home runs in a single game. Horner is the second...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop Jul 6, 2022
Braves News: Phase 2 All-Star voting begins, Draft preview and more

Braves News: Phase 2 All-Star voting begins, Draft preview and more

Phase 2 All-Star voting will continue through Friday. Phase 2 voting for the 2022 MLB All-Star Game began Tuesday and will continue through 2 p.m. ET on Friday, July 8. The Atlanta Braves are well represented with second baseman Ozzie Albies, shortstop Dansby Swanson, catcher Travis d’Arnaud, outfielder Adam Duvall and DH William Contreras listed as finalists. Ronald Acuna Jr. was the leading vote getter for the National League and is guaranteed a starting spot. Additionally, Brian Snitker will be the manager for the National League, so this year’s game is going to...
TalkingChop Jul 5, 2022
Austin Riley nearly hits for cycle as Braves down Cardinals, 7-1

Austin Riley nearly hits for cycle as Braves down Cardinals, 7-1

Photo by Brett Davis/ The last hit he needed was a triple, but we’re definitely not complaining about what he did tonight. Austin Riley came a triple away from hitting for the cycle, as his two-run homer in the first inning was part of an opening-inning blitz that eventually turned into a 7-1 win for the Braves over the Cardinals. Both teams wasted little time getting on the scoreboard on this one — though the home team saw much more success than the road team did. Ian Anderson was going smoothly for the first two outs of the game but then he got into the heart of...
TalkingChop Jul 5, 2022
July 5: Cardinals vs Braves

July 5: Cardinals vs Braves

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TalkingChop Jul 5, 2022
Game Thread 7/5/22: Braves vs. Cardinals

Game Thread 7/5/22: Braves vs. Cardinals

Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via It’s hot out, y’all. Last night was fun — it was a long night, but still fun! Hopefully tonight is just as fun and also ends with another victory for the Atlanta Braves. Specifically, here’s hoping that Ian Anderson can get the train back on the tracks after his last start saw him derail in dramatic fashion. If he can give the Braves a good start, then I’d like Atlanta’s chances against the Cardinals tonight. baseballsavant.com
TalkingChop Jul 5, 2022
What to watch for in Tuesday night’s Cardinals-Braves game

What to watch for in Tuesday night’s Cardinals-Braves game

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports Anderson’s desperate need for a bounceback; Riley’s fastball discernment The Braves eluded ill impacts from devil magic in the series opener, as they thrashed Dakota Hudson and hung on despite two late homers by the Cardinals and another terrifying Will Smith appearance. Tonight, the Redbirds are doubling down on wormburners as they send Andre Pallante to the hill. Ian Anderson, bouncing back? The Braves have rolled merrily along, with much of the roster humming, but none of that applies to Ian Anderson. The 24-year-old is down to...
TalkingChop Jul 5, 2022
Ian Anderson attempts to bounce back as Braves face Cardinals

Ian Anderson attempts to bounce back as Braves face Cardinals

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Nowhere to go but up for tonight’s starter! After picking up a rain-delayed victory against the Cardinals last night, the Braves are now going to try to keep things going by guaranteeing a split in this four-game series against St. Louis. The pitching matchup tonight seems interesting if only because of the fact that Ian Anderson is starting and there’s really nowhere to go but up for the 24-year-old. His last start was absolutely nightmarish, and it was especially concerning considering that his start before that saw him go just four...
TalkingChop Jul 5, 2022
Braves 2022 MLB Draft Preview: Outfield

Braves 2022 MLB Draft Preview: Outfield

Photo by Zac BonDurant/Icon Sportswire via The Braves SHOULD have some options available to them at 20 if they want to draft an outfielder. The question is will they do so? This week, we are running a series where we run down each position and what the Braves may or may not do at each position when the 2022 MLB Draft kicks off on July 17. If you want to get a sense of what we have covered so far, here is a link to our second base draft preview that ran earlier this week. The way this works is that we are going position by position for each draft preview, running down...
TalkingChop Jul 5, 2022
Road To Atlanta Podcast: Rehab updates and Vaughn Grissom’s huge week

Road To Atlanta Podcast: Rehab updates and Vaughn Grissom’s huge week

Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Tyler Matzek and Eddie Rosario are back in Atlanta, and the system’s top prospect has been showing out Start up your engines and join us on the Road to Atlanta with hosts Eric Cole and Garrett Spain. Road to Atlanta is the Battery Power podcast network’s weekly show about the minor league system and the MLB draft. After a fantastic episode with Jim Callis last week (cough, here) we are back with a regular episode of prospecting news. This week, Eric and Garrett take a look through the top performers in the Atlanta Braves...
TalkingChop Jul 5, 2022
Braves Minor League Recap: Dodd impresses again on the mound for Rome

Braves Minor League Recap: Dodd impresses again on the mound for Rome

Mills Fitzner Rain cost us a game on Monday evening while Dylan Dodd continued his resurgence. Despite rain knocking out one of the games, it was a still a good July 4th overall for the Braves minor league affiliates as they went a combined 2-1. Dylan Dodd threw five no-hit innings, Gwinnett pulled away late, and Augusta lost in horrifying fashion. Lets get into the games. Gwinnett Stripers 6, Charlotte Knights 3 Box Score Drew Waters, CF: 0-3, 2 BB, 2 R, SB, .714 OPS Joe Dunand, 3B: 2-3, 2 2B, R, .797 OPS Nolan Kingham, SP: 5 IP, 9 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 4 K, 3.86...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop Jul 5, 2022
This Day in Braves History: Greg Maddux notches his 250th win

This Day in Braves History: Greg Maddux notches his 250th win

Braves Franchise History 1992 - Bill Hohn ejects a Braves fan for making obscene gestures in a game against the Cubs. Chicago wins 8-0 as Greg Maddux outpitches John Smoltz. 1997 - The Expos retire Andre Dawson’s No. 10 prior to a game with Atlanta. The Braves spoil the evening as Chipper Jones hits a grand slam to help Atlanta to a 5-3 win. 2001 - Greg Maddux records his 250th career win in a 9-5 victory over Philadelphia. MLB History 1929 - The Giants become the first team to use a public address system. 1934 - Lou Gehrig hits an inside the park grand slam to help the...

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