3:59 AM EDT, Tue July 16, 2019
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Braves extend winning streak to five with 4-2 win over Brewers

Braves extend winning streak to five with 4-2 win over Brewers

Max Fried left the game early, but his offense carried him to victory The Braves locked down a 4-2 victory against the Brewers on Monday night. It was their fifth consecutive win, and one which extended their lead in the NL East to 7½ games over the Nationals, and 9½ over the Phillies. The record now sits at 58-37. The Brewers fall to within one game of .500, sitting at 48-47. Max Fried got the W, pushing his record to 10-4. He looked dominant early but eventually succumbed to a blister issue that has plagued him throughout his career. He made it through five scoreless innings...
8 hours ago
Braves vs. Brewers, July 15, 2019: Game Thread & Discussion

Braves vs. Brewers, July 15, 2019: Game Thread & Discussion

Max Fried will face Adrian Houser in the first of three games between these two playoff contenders The last time the Braves lost a series was the first week of June, when the Pittsburgh Pirates were able to scratch two wins out of three. Since then, the Braves have gone 9-0-1 in series, with the lone tie coming against the Chicago Cubs. The Braves have fared well against the NL Central otherwise, posting a 17-9 record, and they will look to improve that mark against another Central team - the struggling Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers started the season strong enough but have faded...
11 hours ago
McCann to catch Fried, Riley stays in eighth slot for Game 1 of Braves-Brewers

McCann to catch Fried, Riley stays in eighth slot for Game 1 of Braves-Brewers

Aside from Max Fried, Snitker will use the same lineup as yesterday’s finale in San Diego Brian Snitker has proven time after time that he is a creature of habit. He is such a creature of habit, in fact, that the only change from yesterday’s lineup will be the pitcher. Here's how the #Braves will line up tonight in Milwaukee!#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/1P0Ohxd43o— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 15, 2019 Ozzie Albies will retain his newfound assignment in the sixth slot in the lineup, while Austin Riley will bat eighth ahead of Max Fried amid his recent struggles. Even with the need...
13 hours ago
Atlanta rides four-game winning streak into Milwaukee

Atlanta rides four-game winning streak into Milwaukee

The Braves have not lost a series since early June.  Can they make it 11 straight? The All-Star Break has been known to put a dent in certain teams’ momentum, but the Braves showed no signs of slowing down this past weekend while sweeping the young upstart San Diego Padres. They will now head to Milwaukee (which, as Alice Cooper will tell you, is Algonquin for “the good land”) to face a Brewers team that is spinning its wheels. They have lost seven of their last 10, 18 of their last 28, and currently sit at 48-46. Despite this recent run of futility, they remain 2½ games behind...
14 hours ago
Braves place Jacob Webb on IL, recall Huascar Ynoa from Gwinnett

Braves place Jacob Webb on IL, recall Huascar Ynoa from Gwinnett

The wheels on the bullpen bus go round and round... The Braves have placed reliever Jacob Webb on the 10-day injured list and recalled Huascar Ynoa from Triple-A Gwinnett. Webb was placed on the IL retroactive to July 13. Ynoa, 21, made his big league debut earlier this season but made just one appearance before being sent back to Gwinnett. While still raw as a prospect, Ynoa flashed his impressive fastball-slider pairing in the afore mentioned cup of coffee with the Braves. Huascar Ynoa, 98mph Fastball and 88mph Slider, Overlay. pic.twitter.com/ljGKOMqucZ— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja)...
14 hours ago
Braves Trade Deadline Targets: Zack Wheeler

Braves Trade Deadline Targets: Zack Wheeler

Wheeler is one of the game’s most intriguing power arms and grew up just an hour outside of Atlanta. Zack Wheeler has had an unconventional journey since his days as a top prospect in the Minor Leagues. He looked to be a frontline starter for the upstart Mets in 2014 alongside Matt Harvey and Co., but Tommy John Surgery in the spring of 2015 quickly halted those plans. He would return in 2017 with poor results, and he continued to struggle until the midway point of 2018. Something has changed since then, however, and now he is one of the more intriguing power arms in the game as he nears...
15 hours ago
Braves Trade Deadline Targets: Madison Bumgarner

Braves Trade Deadline Targets: Madison Bumgarner

The erstwhile ace seems likely to be moved before the month is up. Should the Braves be interested? With a commanding lead in the division race in mid-July, the 2019 Atlanta Braves find themselves in a position to be buyers at this season’s unitary Trade Deadline. Unlike recent history, which saw the Braves still building or making tentative, medium-term acquisitions, the Braves are pretty obvious upgrade-seekers at this point, whether those additions are meant to further lock in the team’s sky-high playoff odds, provide heft for the postseason, or more likely, both. To that end, the TC...
17 hours ago
Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Despite strong starts, Jumbo Shrimp skewer Braves

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Despite strong starts, Jumbo Shrimp skewer Braves

The M-Braves got some strong starts out of both Joey Wentz and Ian Anderson, but couldn’t plate enough runs against the Jumbo Shrimp. Sunday had some big starts by some top pitching prospects, as Ian Anderson, Joey Wentz, Patrick Weigel, and Hayden Deal all had big games. Offensively Griffin Benson just blew up, though Greyson Jenista showed some signs of his power and Trey Harris keeps on hitting. Gwinnett Stripers 5, Charlotte Knights 4 Boxscore Ryan LaMarre, DH: 3-4, 3 R, 2B, HR, .838 OPS Patrick Weigel, SP: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 5 K, 3.43 ERA Jeremy Walker, RP: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0...
20 hours ago
Atlanta Braves News: A rare sweep in San Diego

Atlanta Braves News: A rare sweep in San Diego

The Braves will continue their road trip Monday in Milwaukee. Atlanta Braves News Mike Soroka, Freddie Freeman lead Braves to rare sweep in San Diego Mike Soroka threw seven shutout innings while Freddie Freeman connected on a big three-run homer in the eighth to help the Atlanta Braves to a 4-1 win over the Padres. Braves’ road trip continues in Milwaukee Atlanta’s road trip continues on Monday when they open a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Max Fried will get the start on Monday and will be followed by Bryse Wilson and Dallas Keuchel. Talking Chop Podcast Episode...
21 hours ago
July 15: Braves vs Brewers

July 15: Braves vs Brewers

Max Fried takes the mound on Monday when the Atlanta Braves begin a three-game series in Milwaukee against the Brewers.
Jul 14, 2019
Braves’ road trip continues in Milwaukee

Braves’ road trip continues in Milwaukee

Max Fried will look to return to form in Monday’s series opener against the Brewers. Fresh off of a rare sweep in San Diego, the Atlanta Braves will wrap up their road trip with a three-game set in Milwaukee against the Brewers. Atlanta has surged of late going 26-10 over the last 36 games. They now lead the Washington Nationals by 7.0 games and the Philadelphia Phillies by 8.5 games in the NL East standings. Josh Donaldson has been red hot for the Braves of late. He homered three times in the first two games of the series in San Diego. He is hitting .292/.433/.958 with five homers over...
Jul 14, 2019
TC Podcast Ep. 174: Breaking out the brooms in San Diego

TC Podcast Ep. 174: Breaking out the brooms in San Diego

TC’s Scott Coleman joins us. Happy Sunday, folks. The Talking Chop Podcast is here for Episode 174 and, after a one-week hiatus, the show even includes its regular host. TC’s Scott Coleman joins the program this time around and the following topics are discussed. Wrapping up the MLB All-Star Game, including some fun in the home run derby from Ronald Acuña Matthew Boyd and Marcus Stroman are at least tangentially linked to the Braves in trade talks and we evaluate their appeal The Braves put together a (very) rare sweep in San Diego, headlined by a wild game on Saturday night How good...
Jul 14, 2019
Soroka. Sobotka. Sunday. San Diego. Sweep! (And Freddie Freeman too! Braves win 4-1)

Soroka. Sobotka. Sunday. San Diego. Sweep! (And Freddie Freeman too! Braves win 4-1)

Sibilance and scintillance were on display as the Braves swept away the Padres. If you like pitcher’s duels, this was the game for you. If you like big, game-defining homers, this was the game for you. If you like Atlanta Braves pitchers whose surnames start with “So” and end in “a” doing well, this was the game for you. And most importantly, if you like the Braves sweeping the Padres in San Diego for the first time since 2006 (also in the first post-All-Star Break series by these two teams that year), this was definitely, indubitably, the game for you. The first seven innings of...
Jul 14, 2019
GameThread, 7/14/2019: Braves @ Padres

GameThread, 7/14/2019: Braves @ Padres

Mike Soroka vs. Cal Quantrill Can the Braves exorcise their recent Petco Park demons, perhaps once and for all? Find out as they go for the sweep.
Jul 14, 2019
Riley drops to eighth as Braves seek sweep

Riley drops to eighth as Braves seek sweep

The mighty have literally slash figuratively fallen Here’s your handy-dandy Statcast graphics with this afternoon’s series finale lineups: Austin Riley drops to eighth for the first time this season in a familiar defensive arrangement for the Braves. After a blazing start to his career, Riley has put together just a 96 wRC+ in June and a 37 wRC+ so far in July. This isn’t a case of bad luck, either, as Riley has a .299 xwOBA since the start of June. The Padres will send Josh Naylor out to left field for today’s game, deploying a lineup they’ve never used before and...