12:27 AM EDT, Mon August 21, 2017
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Sean Newcomb earns 2nd win, Braves rout Reds

Sean Newcomb earns 2nd win, Braves rout Reds

Hot bats, dazzling defense lead Braves to Sunday win. An all-around effort from the Braves on Sunday sent them to an 8-1 victory over the Reds to avoid a sweep. Solid pitching, great defense and hot bats all contributed in the win. Sean Newcomb picked up his second career win — and first at SunTrust Park — by hurling a solid five innings. He never had a 1-2-3 inning and thus racked up 94 pitches in those frames, but he was able to wiggle out of trouble each time, including bases loaded situations in the third and the fifth inning. The strong defense came into play in the third inning,...
13 hours ago
Braves seek to stave off sweep

Braves seek to stave off sweep

Sean Newcomb will look to pick up his first home win on Sunday. It will be a battle of rookie hurlers on Sunday afternoon as the Braves try to avoid being swept at the hands of the last-place Reds. Sean Newcomb will take the ball for the Braves and go up against Luis Castillo (not the one that used to play for the Marlins, although that would be really cool). Newcomb has gone six innings in each of his past two starts, and pitched well in his last start in the hitter-friendly confines of Coors Field. He surrendered three solo home runs to account for the only damage against him. He didn’t...
14 hours ago
Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Touki Time in Mississippi

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Touki Time in Mississippi

Touki Toussaint continued his hot streak on the mound and led Mississippi to a win, while Ronald Acuna had two more hits for Gwinnett. (62-62) Gwinnett Braves 1, (57-69) Buffalo Bisons 0 Box Score Ronald Acuna, LF: 2-4, .347/.411/.612 Rio Ruiz, 3B: 0-4, RBI, .252/.327/.457 Dustin Peterson, RF: 1-3, BB, .255/.325/.328 Luiz Gohara, SP: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 3.91 ERA A first inning run was all Gwinnett needed to even the series as the pitching staff combined on a one hit shutout of the Bisons. Ronald Acuna sparked that run in the first by knocking a single to lead off the game and...
16 hours ago
Atlanta Braves News: Brandon Phillips still mum on third base move

Atlanta Braves News: Brandon Phillips still mum on third base move

Phillips has missed a beat since moving to third but still won’t comment on the move. Braves News Teheran struggles, bullpen follows suit as Reds bombard Braves Julio Teheran’s home struggles continued while a ninth inning grand slam by Scooter Gennett helped send the Braves to an 11-8 loss. Atlanta will try to avoid a sweep on Sunday with Sean Newcomb getting the start. Braves activate Matt Kemp from disabled list Matt Kemp returned to the Braves’ lineup on Saturday after missing 19 games with a hamstring injury. Kemp went 1-for-6 in Saturday’s 11-8 loss and is hoping that his...
17 hours ago
Julio Teheran on Saturday’s loss

Julio Teheran on Saturday’s loss

Julio Teheran allowed eight hits and five runs (four earned) over six innings in Saturday’s 11-8 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Teheran walked three and struck out seven.
Aug 19, 2017
Teheran struggles, bullpen follows suit as Reds bombard Braves

Teheran struggles, bullpen follows suit as Reds bombard Braves

Things went from bad to worse for Atlanta’s pitching as Cincinnati cruised to an 11-8 victory Saturday. The Atlanta Braves fell to 8-17 against last-place National League teams with an 11-8 loss to the Cincinnati Reds Saturday night. The Braves, who dropped to 54-67 on the season with the loss, are currently 2-11 against the Philadelphia Phillies (43-77), 4-3 against the San Francisco Giants (50-74) and 2-3 against the Reds (53-71) — all three of which find themselves in last place in their respective divisions. It’s no secret that Julio Teheran has struggled at SunTrust Park all...
Aug 19, 2017
Braves activate Matt Kemp from disabled list

Braves activate Matt Kemp from disabled list

Kemp returns to lineup against Reds. As expected, the Atlanta Braves have activated left fielder Matt Kemp from the 10-day disabled list. The team optioned Micah Johnson to make room on the active roster. Today the #Braves reinstated OF Matt Kemp from the disabled list and optioned INF/OF Micah Johnson to Triple-A Gwinnett.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 19, 2017 Kemp has been out since July 28 with a hamstring injury. He has battled hamstring issues in both legs for most of the season. Atlanta hopes that an extended stay on the disabled list will help cure the problem this time...
Aug 19, 2017
Braves place Luke Jackson on DL, recall Matt Wisler

Braves place Luke Jackson on DL, recall Matt Wisler

Jackson is dealing with a strained shoulder. The Atlanta Braves have placed reliever Luke Jackson on the 10-day disabled list due to a strained shoulder. Matt Wisler has been recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett to fill Jackson’s roster spot. The #Braves have placed RHP Luke Jackson on the 10-day DL due to a right shoulder strain & have recalled RHP Matt Wisler from Gwinnett.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 19, 2017 Jackson has appeared in 35 games out of the bullpen for the Braves this season while posting a 4.65 ERA. He had put up six straight scoreless appearances before he was...
Aug 19, 2017
Teheran looks to solve SunTrust Park enigma against Reds

Teheran looks to solve SunTrust Park enigma against Reds

After pitching seven scoreless innings at Coors Field on August 14, Julio Teheran will look to fix his home struggles against Cincinnati Saturday night. Julio Teheran will make his 12th start at SunTrust Park — where he is 1-8 and boasts a bleak 7.07 ERA and 6.25 FIP over 62 1⁄3 innings pitched — as he takes on the Cincinnati Reds Saturday in game two of a three-game series with the basement dwellers of the National League Central. The Reds took game one Friday night thanks in large part to a four-run sixth inning against R.A. Dickey. 49 of the 76 earned runs Teheran has allowed...
Aug 19, 2017
Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Austin Riley homers again, Pache continues hot streak

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Austin Riley homers again, Pache continues hot streak

There was plenty to like down on the farm...as well as some less than stellar performances. Gwinnett Braves 3, Buffalo Bisons 4 Box Score Ronald Acuna, LF: 2-4, .343/.409/.615 Rio Ruiz, 3B: 3-4, HR, 2 RBI, 2 runs, .255/.331/.462 Kris Medlen, SP: 6 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 5.52 ERA Ronald Acuna and Rio Ruiz were doing work for Gwinnett, but the rest of the offense struggled to convert their scoring chances and Kris Medlen had a less than good outing which ultimately led to the Braves losing 4-3. Ho-hum Ronald Acuna had another multi-hit game, although he didn’t hit a homer in this...
Aug 19, 2017
Atlanta Braves news: Matt Kemp expected to return on Saturday

Atlanta Braves news: Matt Kemp expected to return on Saturday

Barring a setback, Kemp will be back on Saturday Braves News Braves drop series opener to Reds 5-3 R.A. Dickey cruised through the first five innings before a three homer sixth doomed the Braves to a 5-3 loss. Danny Sanatana hits the disabled list with a quad strain The Braves placed Danny Santana on the disabled list Friday with a quad strain. Santana has slashed .203/.245/.357 in 69 games with the Braves this season. Micah Johnson was promoted from Triple-A Gwinnett to take Santana’s place on the active roster. Matt Kemp due back on Saturday Johnson’s stay on the major league...
Aug 18, 2017
Reds capitalize on one bad inning from Dickey

Reds capitalize on one bad inning from Dickey

R.A. Dickey pitched six innings and five of them were perfectly fine. It was the one bad inning that ultimately cost the Braves. For about five innings, things were going pretty well for R.A. Dickey and the Braves. Then everything unraveled over the span of 12 or so pitches, and the Braves found themselves in a hole that they couldn’t quite climb all the way out of by the time nine innings were played. The first half of this game actually went pretty well for Atlanta. It was a pitcher’s duel against the likes of Sal Romano, sure, but at the same time it was a pitcher’s duel that...
Aug 18, 2017
Game Thread 7/18: Braves vs. Reds

Game Thread 7/18: Braves vs. Reds

Hank Aaron Heritage Weekend begins with a tilt against the Reds The Braves have returned to Cobb County, and they’ll be doing so with a bit of a festive atmosphere in the air tonight as the team will be honoring Hank Aaron for the entire weekend. They’ll be wearing throwback uniforms for the first two games of the season, so that’ll be an interesting wrinkle for things. Anyways, here are the lineups: A post shared by Atlanta Braves (@braves) on Aug 18, 2017 at 1:10pm PDT PREVIEW: #Reds make first-ever trip to SunTrust Park for series with Braves. https://t.co/rs65dBLvao...
Aug 18, 2017
Santana to DL with quad strain, Micah Johnson recalled

Santana to DL with quad strain, Micah Johnson recalled

Bench shuffle in Atlanta ahead of the series with the Reds. Prior to tonight’s series opener against the Reds, the Braves have announced that Danny Santana is being placed on the 10-day Disabled List. The #Braves have placed Danny Santana on the 10-day DL due to a left quadriceps strain & have recalled Micah Johnson from Gwinnett.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 18, 2017 Santana has gotten a fair bit of play with the Braves this year, getting 152 PAs so far across 69 games. However, he hasn’t really justified his spot on the roster in the process, as his overall batting line is...