3:24 AM EDT, Mon May 21, 2018
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Braves head to Philadelphia for showdown with Phillies

Braves head to Philadelphia for showdown with Phillies

Atlanta heads to Philadephia for a three-game series against the second place Phillies Fresh off of a 3-2 home stand, the Atlanta Braves well head back out on the road for a six-game, two city trip that will take them to Philadelphia and Boston. The Braves and the Phillies currently occupy the top two spots in the National League East standings. Atlanta will carry a 1.5 game lead into Monday’s series opener. Atlanta has taken care of business against the rest of the division with an 18-9 record. In contrast, Philadelphia is just 8-14 against division opponents. The Braves are 6-3 against...
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MLB trade rumors: Rival evaluators think Braves will pursue Mike Moustakas, per report

MLB trade rumors: Rival evaluators think Braves will pursue Mike Moustakas, per report

Moustakas is off to a strong start and the Royals seem likely to sell this summer. As we near the trade deadline it seems likely the Braves will look at all options to improve third base. In his weekly column, Nick Cafardo wrote that rival evaluators believe the Braves will pursue Mike Moustakas of the Royals. 3. Mike Moustakas, 3B, Royals — There’s a growing feeling among talent evaluators that Moustakas could become a Braves target. The Braves are currently using Jose Bautista at third. His defense has been fine, but he’s still not hitting like the Bautista of old. GM Alex...
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Video: Swanson, Braves walk-off against Marlins

Video: Swanson, Braves walk-off against Marlins

An improbable comeback secures an improbable win. The Atlanta Braves trailed the Miami Marlins 9-4 entering the ninth inning but rallied scoring six times including a walk-off hit by Dansby Swanson to secure a 10-9 win. The @Braves were down 9-4 entering the 9th. What a comeback. #WALKOFF pic.twitter.com/RYBlFENnKx— MLB (@MLB) May 20, 2018 The only highlight that matters. Swanson fell behind 1-2 and battled until he got an inside fastball that he could handle and drilled it into the left field corner for the game-winning hit. This picture speaks for itself.#ChopOn...
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Talking Chop Podcast Episode 113: A (very) wild Sunday and more

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 113: A (very) wild Sunday and more

TC’s Scott Coleman returns. Greetings! Episode 113 of the Talking Chop Podcast features a fire alarm, the return of Scott Coleman and an insane comeback from the Atlanta Braves. Topics for a memorable show include the following: Remembering Tuesday’s brutal loss and praising Atlanta’s resilience after the fact The Jose Bautista era is over and it’s the Johan Camargo show... for now What’s going on with the closer situation? How good is Daniel Winkler? Ronald Acuña and Ozzie Albies are both young and good Sean Newcomb’s emergence and what it means moving forward There are a...
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Braves rally in the ninth to defeat Marlins

Braves rally in the ninth to defeat Marlins

On the eight-year anniversary of another improbable comeback, the Braves do it again. Eight years ago today the Atlanta Braves scored six runs in the bottom of the ninth to defeat the Cincinnati Reds 10-9. History repeated itself on Sunday as the Braves rallied late with another six run rally to defeat the Miami Marlins 10-9 to escape with a series win. There was no Brooks Conrad this time around but Atlanta found away to get it done. The Braves entered the ninth trailing 9-4 and facing Marlins closer Brad Ziegler. Dansby Swanson struck out to lead off the inning before Ryan Flaherty...
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Marlins vs Braves Sunday game thread

Marlins vs Braves Sunday game thread

The Atlanta Braves look to wrap up their brief home stand on a good note when they take on the Miami Marlins Sunday afternoon at SunTrust Park. Julio Teheran will get the start for Atlanta while Miami will counter with left hander Wei-Yin Chen. First pitch is scheduled for around 1:35 p.m. ET and the game can be seen on Fox Sports South. PREVIEW | LINEUPS
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Johan Camargo gets start at 3rd against Marlins

Johan Camargo gets start at 3rd against Marlins

With Jose Bautista out of the picture, Johan Camargo will get the bulk of the playing time at third The Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins meet in the rubber match of their three-game series on Sunday. Julio Teheran will be on the mound for Atlanta. Following the release of Jose Bautista, Johan Camargo is set to see the bulk of the playing time at third base. Tyler Flowers is back behind the plate as well on Sunday. Going for another series win today at @SunTrustPark!#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/jpcMrXCG7D— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 20, 2018 Braves vs Wei-Yin Chen Kurt Suzuki -...
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Braves release Jose Bautista

Braves release Jose Bautista

The Braves took a flyer on Bautista but it simply didn’t work out. Atlanta Braves general manager called a press conference for Sunday morning and announced that the team has released third baseman Jose Bautista. Anthopoulos added that Johan Camargo would be the team’s everyday third baseman going forward. The Braves have released Jose Bautista. Anthopoulos says Camargo will be the everyday third baseman.— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) May 20, 2018 Bautista appeared in 12 games for Atlanta and slashed .143/.250/.343. More to come....
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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Ian Anderson Turns in a Gem

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Ian Anderson Turns in a Gem

Ian Anderson was stellar once again for the Fire Frogs, and Drew Waters and Jean Carlos Encarnacion continued their hot streaks down in Rome (16-24) Gwinnett Stripers 5, (27-13) Toledo Mud Hens 3 Box Score Austin Riley, 3B: 1-4, .306/.352/.510 Kolby Allard, SP: 7 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 2.02 ERA The Stripers offense was terrible for awhile, like 19 straight batters retired to start the game, and then all of the sudden it was very good and they scored 5 runs in 2 2⁄3 innings. The Mud Hens starter was absolutely cruising, had a perfect game going, and then Danny Santana of all people...
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Braves look for another series win behind Julio Teheran

Braves look for another series win behind Julio Teheran

Teheran looks to continue string of good starts. The Atlanta Braves will look to secure another series win on Sunday when they wrap up a three-game series against the Miami Marlins at SunTrust Park. Atlanta fell in the opener 2-0 but bounced back in a big way on Saturday with an 8-1 win. Julio Teheran wasn’t at his best in his last start but he did enough to keep the Braves in the game and to eventually pull out a win. Teheran allowed four hits and four runs including a pair of homers, in six innings at Wrigley. Those four runs are the only ones he has allowed in his last three starts...
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Braves News: Atlanta’s offense wakes up in win over Marlins

Braves News: Atlanta’s offense wakes up in win over Marlins

Atlanta will go for a series win on Sunday Braves News Braves offense comes alive in 8-1 win over Marlins Sean Newcomb allowed one run over six innings and the Atlanta Braves scored eight unanswered to defeat the Miami Marlins 8-1. Ozzie Albies and Johan Camargo drove in two runs each while Freddie Freeman and Kurt Suzuki both homered. Braves activate Swanson from DL, option Wisler to Triple-A As expected, the Braves activated Dansby Swanson from the 10-day disabled list on Saturday. Swanson missed 14 games with inflammation in his wrist. To make room on the active roster, Atlanta optioned...
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May 20: Marlins vs Braves

May 20: Marlins vs Braves

Julio Teheran will be on the mound Sunday as the Atlanta Braves hope to capture another series win against the Miami Marlins.
May 20, 2018
Video: Braves even series with 8-1 win over Marlins

Video: Braves even series with 8-1 win over Marlins

Atlanta improves to 27-17 on the season. The Atlanta Braves fell behind early but came back in a big way with eight unanswered runs in an 8-1 win over the Miami Marlins. Tonight's prelude to @BeatTheFreeze was "Beat the Squeeze".#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/WLizMHMjBm— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 20, 2018 After Johan Camargo tied the game with a single, Dansby Swanson came to the plate and dropped down a perfect squeeze bunt to score Ender Inciarte and put the Braves in front for good. Swanson was activated from the disabled list on Saturday after missing 14 games with a sore wrist....
May 19, 2018
Braves offense comes alive in 8-1 win over Marlins

Braves offense comes alive in 8-1 win over Marlins

Braves score eight unanswered runs in an 8-1 win over the Marlins. Ozzie Albies and Johan Camargo drove in two runs each as the Atlanta Braves got back in the win column with a 6-1 win over the Miami Marlins. Sean Newcomb began the game with a 20 inning scoreless streak. That lasted just 1 1/3 innings before the Marlins plated their first run on a Bryan Holaday groundout. Newcomb would settle down from there allowing just four hits and two walks over six innings. Atlanta’s offense came into the game struggling but they finally broke through against Marlins starter Jose Ureña in the...
May 19, 2018
Marlins vs Braves Saturday game thread

Marlins vs Braves Saturday game thread

The Atlanta Braves look to bounce back from Friday’s loss when they continue their series against the Miami Marlins Saturday night at SunTrust Park. Sean Newcomb will be on the mound and Dansby Swanson is back at shortstop for the Braves. First pitch is scheduled for around 7:10 p.m. ET and can be seen on Fox Sports South. PREVIEW | LINEUPS