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Battery Power Podcast Episode 363: The kids are (more than) alright

Battery Power Podcast Episode 363: The kids are (more than) alright

Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports The Atlanta Braves are rolling in mid-August, winning six consecutive games. With that in mind, the Battery Power Podcast is back with an upbeat tone for Episode 363. Brad Rowland and Eric Cole discuss the following: Atlanta stopped a three-game losing streak with an extra-inning win over Boston on Tuesday Tuesday’s victory started a new winning streak, and Ronald Acuña is cooking again Orlando Arcia suffered an injury that led to the promotion of highly touted prospect Vaughn Grissom Grissom had a heck of a debut in Boston and there is...
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Mike Soroka to begin long-awaited rehab assignment on Tuesday with High-A Rome, per report

Mike Soroka to begin long-awaited rehab assignment on Tuesday with High-A Rome, per report

Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Soroka is attempting to return after tearing his Achilles twice over the last 24 months. Mike Soroka will begin his long-awaited rehab assignment with the High-A Rome Braves on Tuesday, August 16, according to a tweet from David O’Brien of The Athletic. Soroka, who is just 25 years old, is attempting to come back from a twice-ruptured right Achilles that required three surgeries. He first tore the tendon during a game in the shortened 2020 season, and then tore it again in June 2021 while walking to the clubhouse at...
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Braves looking for better results in rematch with the Mets

Braves looking for better results in rematch with the Mets

Photo by Sarah Stier/ The Braves get another crack at the Mets with a four-game series at Truist Park that will get underway Monday. After a rough start to their road trip, the Atlanta Braves came back and finished strong, winning six straight in Boston and Miami to build a little momentum as they head into a weekday rematch against the New York Mets. After Sunday’s come-from-behind win, Atlanta is 70-46 and 5.5 games behind New York in the NL East standings. It isn’t all good news for the Braves, who had to juggle their rotation significantly for the series in...
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August 14: Braves 3, Mets 1

August 14: Braves 3, Mets 1

Photo by Eric Espada/ Bryce Elder turned in a career-best performance and the young guns struck again in the ninth to help the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 come-from-behind victory over the Miami Marlins. Atlanta rallied from a 1-0 deficit in the ninth scoring three times including a game-tying home run by Michael Harris. Kenley Jansen closed things out in the ninth to give the Braves their sixth straight win. Sunday’s Notables Home Runs: Michael Harris (12) WP — Tyler Matzek (3-2): 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K LP — Tanner Scott (4-5): 1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 0 K SV —...
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Awesome Elder, ninth-inning comeback lift Braves to sweep of Marlins, 3-1

Awesome Elder, ninth-inning comeback lift Braves to sweep of Marlins, 3-1

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports The Braves were stymied offensively until erupting against Tanner Scott to secure a four-game sweep in Miami Four-game sweeps are hard. Four-game sweeps on the road are even harder. Four-game sweeps where the last game is started by a recent minor league callup who’s been knocked around at the major league level so far? Well, we know it’s not impossible, because it’s what the Braves pulled off on Sunday afternoon in Miami, riding an awesome Bryce Elder start and a ninth-inning comeback to their sixth straight win. This game featured...
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GameThread, 8/14/2022: Braves @ Marlins

GameThread, 8/14/2022: Braves @ Marlins

Photo by Bryan Cereijo/ Bryce Elder vs. Braxton Garrett The Braves go for their first-ever (as far as I can tell) four-game sweep in Miami with a new-look lineup: For the Braves, there’s no Ronald Acuña Jr. today, so Robbie Grossman takes over in right field, forcing Eddie Rosario to grab a rare start against a southpaw. Marcell Ozuna slides all the way down to eighth, while Vaughn Grissom moves up to second. Ozuna last hit eighth in a starting lineup back when he was a speedy-ish center fielder for the Marlins in 2014. The highest xwOBA in Miami’s...
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Braves Minor League Recap: Dylan Dodd sharp, new draftees shine for Augusta

Braves Minor League Recap: Dylan Dodd sharp, new draftees shine for Augusta

Photo Credit: Mills Fitzner A strong slate of games on Saturday including an offensive explosion from Augusta and the 2022 draft class. While things are going quite well in the big leagues for the Braves, they also went well in the minors as Atlanta’s farm affiliates went a combined 3-1 on Saturday. Gwinnett nearly had a win stolen from them late, Dylan Dodd pitched very well in a tough loss for Mississippi, Jacob Pearson went wild for Rome, and the 2022 Braves’ draftees in Augusta went wild at the plate. Let’s get into the games. Gwinnett Stripers 7, Nashville...
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Braves look to sweep away Marlins with Elder on the hill

Braves look to sweep away Marlins with Elder on the hill

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ The Braves will face off against Braxton Garrett in their bid for a four-game sweep The Braves have made it work so far this weekend against a depleted Miami lineup, winning the first three games of the series, including both games of a doubleheader, with a patchwork rotation that’s included Jake Odorizzi, Kyle Muller, and the demoted-but-not-really Ian Anderson. Today, they’ll send Bryce Elder to the mound in lieu of any other regularly-scheduled starter in their bid for a sweep. Elder’s presence on the roster is a bit of an oddity. Kyle...
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This Day in Braves History: Atlanta calls up Andruw Jones

This Day in Braves History: Atlanta calls up Andruw Jones

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ Braves Franchise History 1914 - The Braves record 11 hits off Jeff Tesreau and beat the Giants 7-3. Bill James is the winner while Joe Connolly finishes a triple shy of a cycle. 1971 - The Braves purchase infielder Tony LaRussa from the A’s. 1982 - Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over the Padres and move back within 1.5 games of first place Los Angeles in the NL West standings. 1992 - Lonnie Smith has five hits while Brian Hunter and Otis Nixon finish with four apiece in a 15-0 win over the Pirates. Tom Glavine tosses...
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Braves News: Doubleheader sweep, Acuna injury, rotation moves

Braves News: Doubleheader sweep, Acuna injury, rotation moves

Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports A whirlwind day for Braves fans The Braves swept a doubleheader against the Marlins, as Kyle Muller and Ian Anderson were both solid before they are both slated to go back to Gwinnett. Matt Olson homered once in each game, Chadwick Tromp did stuff in game 1, Ronald Acuna led off the second game with a homer, and the kids Michael Harris and Vaughn Grissom both starred. Ronald Acuna was pulled late in the second game as a precaution with right knee soreness, but Snitker seemed unconcerned and left open the possibility of Ronald playing...
Aug 13, 2022
Ronald Acuña Jr. day-to-day, Bryce Elder to start Sunday

Ronald Acuña Jr. day-to-day, Bryce Elder to start Sunday

Photo by Bryan Cereijo/ Some encouraging news for Ronald Acuña Jr. who exited the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader with knee soreness. Ronald Acuña Jr. exited the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader early due to right knee soreness. The Braves called the move precautionary and Brian Snitker didn’t seem to be too concerned when he met with the media following the game. Braves manager Brian Snitker reacts to Saturday's two wins against the Marlins and provides an update on Ronald Acuña Jr. ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/xU6BUCvHdt— Bally Sports South...
Aug 13, 2022
August 13: Gm 1 Braves 5, Marlins 2 / Gm 2 Braves 6, Marlins 2

August 13: Gm 1 Braves 5, Marlins 2 / Gm 2 Braves 6, Marlins 2

Photo by Bryan Cereijo/ The Atlanta Braves extended their winning streak to five straight games with a doubleheader sweep of the Miami Marlins Saturday. Kyle Muller and Ian Anderson turned in a pair of solid pitching performances. Matt Olson homered in both games while Ronald Acuña Jr. began game two with a solo home run on the first pitch of the game. Game 1 Notables Home Runs: Matt Olson (23), Jesus Aguilar (14) WP — Kyle Muller (1-1): 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K LP — Jesus Luzardo (3-5): 5 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 6 K SV — Kenley Jansen (26): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0...
Aug 13, 2022
Braves sweep doubleheader with 6-2 win over the Marlins

Braves sweep doubleheader with 6-2 win over the Marlins

Photo by Bryan Cereijo/ Atlanta extended its winning streak to five-straight with a doubleheader sweep of the Marlins. The Atlanta Braves got off to a fast start and never looked back in a 6-2 win over the Miami Marlins. Ronald Acuña Jr. didn’t make the Braves wait long for their first run. Acuña jumped on a first pitch fastball from Tommy Nance and drove it 442 feet to center for his 26th career leadoff home run. Play ball!MLB x @SiriusXM pic.twitter.com/bJb7kEibB2— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 13, 2022 Ian Anderson was in the unique position where he...
Aug 13, 2022
Braves vs Marlins Game 2 game thread

Braves vs Marlins Game 2 game thread

Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via After capturing a 5-2 win in Game 1, the Atlanta Braves will try to clinch a series win in the nightcap of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Miami Marlins. Ian Anderson, who is serving as the 27th man for the doubleheader, will start Game 2 for Atlanta while the Marlins will go with a bullpen game with Tommy Nance getting the start. For Game 2, William Contreras will get the start behind the plate and will hit fifth. Eddie Rosario and Marcell Ozuna return to the lineup and will hit sixth and seventh. Let's play...
Aug 13, 2022
Braves recall Bryce Elder, option Kyle Muller to Gwinnett

Braves recall Bryce Elder, option Kyle Muller to Gwinnett

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ The Braves are adding another fresh arm for the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader. The Atlanta Braves are adding another fresh arm for the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Miami Marlins. The Braves have recalled right-hander Bryce Elder and optioned Game 1 starter Kyle Muller back to Gwinnett. The #Braves today recalled RHP Bryce Elder to Atlanta and optioned LHP Kyle Muller to Triple-A Gwinnett following Game 1 of today’s doubleheader.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 13, 2022 Elder served as the 27th man...