6:10 PM EDT, Thu June 22, 2017
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Braves option Rio Ruiz, recall Jace Peterson from Gwinnett

Braves option Rio Ruiz, recall Jace Peterson from Gwinnett

Braves sending down Rio Ruiz. The Atlanta Braves have optioned third baseman Rio Ruiz to Triple-A Gwinnett and recalled infielder Jace Peterson. With Johan Camargo receiving the majority of the playing time at third, the Braves are opting to send Ruiz back to Triple-A where he can see regular playing time. INF Rio Ruiz has been optioned to Triple-A @GwinnettBraves, INF Jace Peterson has been recalled from Gwinnett.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 22, 2017 Ruiz put up a .175/.264/.288 line in 31 games with the Braves this season. Camargo has surged of late slashing .321/.333/.453 and...
3 hours ago
Braves replace Paul Runge with Rocket Wheeler as Fire Frogs manager

Braves replace Paul Runge with Rocket Wheeler as Fire Frogs manager

A managerial change at the High-A level. The Atlanta Braves promoted Ralph “Rocket” Wheeler to manager of the High-A Florida Fire Frogs today replacing Paul Runge the team announced via press release. Runge has been reassigned within the organization as a roving instructor. Wheeler will be in the dugout tonight when the Fire Frogs take on Fort Myers. Wheeler is no stranger to the dugout having spent his first 14 seasons in the organization as a minor league manager. He managed the club’s high-A team from 2006-2010 and and was Baseball America’s Minor League Manager of the Year in...
4 hours ago
Preview: Garcia on mound Thursday as Braves look for third straight series victory

Preview: Garcia on mound Thursday as Braves look for third straight series victory

Jaime Garcia will square off against Matt Cain for the second time this season as the Braves look to take three of four from the Giants Matt Kemp sent Atlanta Braves fans home happy last night with a two-run walk-off home run to opposite field in the bottom of the 11th inning against the San Francisco Giants. The victory put the Braves up 2-1 in the series and clinched at least a tie in the four-game set. Left-hander Jaime Garcia will get the nod for the finale this evening as the Braves (33-38) will look to clinch a third straight series victory. Garcia enters with a 3.59 ERA and 4.10...
6 hours ago
Previewing the Danville and GCL Rosters

Previewing the Danville and GCL Rosters

Short season ball is starting up and here’s a guide of players to watch for Danville, and my attempt to figure out the GCL roster. With the draft now finished our attention now turns to the start of short season rookie ball. The Danville Braves season starts tomorrow and here is a guide of players to watch on the team. Pitchers A lot of new names from this years draft will be on this team but a few of the more notable pitchers on this team include: Cutter Dyals, Taylor Hyssong, Kyle Muller, and Zach Rice. Cutter Dyals: Drafted in 2017, Cutter put up absolutely insane numbers at North...
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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Ozzie Albies Extends On Base Streak

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Ozzie Albies Extends On Base Streak

Gwinnett split a double header with Charlotte and Ozzie Albies reached base 4 times in those two games. Matt Wisler was solid on the mound for Gwinnett. (36-34) Gwinnett Braves 6, (31-39) Charlotte Knights 0 Game 1 Box Score Jace Peterson, SS: 1-2, BB, RBI, .333/.450/.477 Ozzie Albies, 2B: 1-4, .272/.319/.421 Dustin Peterson, LF,: 2-3, 2 2B, 4 RBI, .261/.336/.330 Matt Wisler, SP: 6 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 4.39 ERA (35-32) Gwinnett Braves 2, (34-33) Columbus Clippers 8 Game 2 Box Score Jace Peterson, CF: 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI, .338/.45/.477 Ozzie Albies, 2B: 1-3, 2 BB,...
10 hours ago
Atlanta Braves News and Links: Braves are walk-off winners again

Atlanta Braves News and Links: Braves are walk-off winners again

For the third time in four games, the Braves won in walk-off fashion. This time it came at the expense of the Giants, as Matt Kemp delivered the knockout blow in the 11th inning. BRAVES NEWS Recap: Kemp homer gives Braves walk-off win in 11 innings The Braves relied exclusively on the long ball for their offense on Wednesday, and three of them proved to be enough as they won on a Matt Kemp blast in the 11th. In other news, Matt Adams continues to rake as a Brave and Sean Newcomb continues to impress as an Atlanta Brave. The 24-year-old went six strong innings, allowing one run on three hits...
17 hours ago
Recap: Kemp homer gives Braves walk-off win in 11 innings

Recap: Kemp homer gives Braves walk-off win in 11 innings

The Braves lost the lead late, spoiling another great performance by Sean Newcomb, but were walk-off winners thanks to Matt Kemp. After rain delayed the start of the game for nearly an hour, the Braves were able to salvage a 5-3 victory over the Giants to earn their fourth win in five games. Atlanta certainly made this one interesting toward the end, allowing San Francisco to tie the game in the ninth, but came away victorious on a two-run, walk-off homer from Matt Kemp. The Giants jumped on top early, as they grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a Brandon Belt triple that scored...
21 hours ago
The Braves have signed their top 24 draft picks

The Braves have signed their top 24 draft picks

It looks like the Braves have locked in the first two dozen players they drafted in the 2017 draft The period between immediately after the draft up until the signing deadline used to be filled with drama surrounding whether or not a player would sign and for how much. However, with the slot system that has been in place and as communication and pre-draft agreements have improved over the years, much of that drama has dissipated. Sure, there is the occasional pick in the first few rounds that doesn’t sign or something like where Bryce Harper signed his contract in the minutes before the...
23 hours ago
Game Thread 6/21 Giants vs Braves

Game Thread 6/21 Giants vs Braves

Fact: Sean Newcomb becomes Steve Nebraska when he pitches at SunTrust Park. The Braves will look to rebound from last night’s tough loss to the Giants as the send Sean Newcomb to the mound for his third career start. Here is the rest of the Atlanta lineup for tonight: 6/21 @Braves lineup vs SFInicarte CFCamargo 2BMarkakis RFKemp LFAdams 1BFlowers CSwanson SSRuiz 3BNewcomb P— MLB Lineups (@mlblineups) June 21, 2017 And the Giants lineup: Rain delay likely. 6.21.17 @SFGiants lineup:CF -SPAN2B -TOMLINSONSS -CRAWFORDC -POSEYRF -PENCELF -SLATER1B -BELT3B-HILLP-SAMARDZIJA— Amy...
Jun 21, 2017
Freddie Freeman says he plans on returning to Braves as third baseman

Freddie Freeman says he plans on returning to Braves as third baseman

The Braves and Freddie Freeman are apparently very serious about moving the club's star first baseman to the other corner spot once he returns from the disabled list next month. We all kind of laughed about it yesterday, but Freeman was seen taking infield practice at third base this afternoon with Ron Washington. He then spoke with reporters afterwards and said he fully plans on being a third baseman moving forward. Freeman first proposed moving to 3B two weeks ago. Yesterday, he told Snit and the front office he was serious about making the move.— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) June 21,...
Jun 21, 2017
Which Braves would get protected in an expansion draft?

Which Braves would get protected in an expansion draft?

The NHL will hold an Expansion Draft on Wednesday for the Las Vegas Golden Knights, the league’s newest team. Every other team in the league was able to select players from their rosters to protect. There were two different ways of doing this -- eight skaters and one goalie, or seven forwards, three defensemen and one goalie. Let’s say there was an MLB expansion draft. Hockey and baseball rosters are different (and hockey farm systems are much different) than baseball ones, but go with me here. If the Braves could protect nine players from their organization, who would it be? For the...
Jun 21, 2017
Preview: Braves look to give Newcomb his first career win

Preview: Braves look to give Newcomb his first career win

The Braves lost a tough game last night, but will have an opportunity to bounce back tonight as Sean Newcomb takes on the Giants in search of his first career win. The Braves got a great performance from Julio Teheran last night, only to see their defense collapse in the eighth inning and give the Giants an opportunity to take the lead late, which they did. Tonight Atlanta will turn to Sean Newcomb as they look to avenge last night’s meltdown and get the 24-year-old his first big league win. In his first two starts, Newcomb has shown flashes of the brilliance that Braves fans had been...
Jun 21, 2017
Matt Adams has filled in admirably for Freddie Freeman

Matt Adams has filled in admirably for Freddie Freeman

Adams has exceeded almost all expectations so far for the Braves. The fact that the Braves have not completely crumbled into a shell of a competitive team since their best player, Freddie Freeman, went down with an injury on May 17 can be largely attributed to the production Matt Adams has brought to the table since Atlanta acquired him on May 20. Freeman was hit by a pitch in that May 17 game, and ultimately wound up with a fractured left wrist that he is still at least a month from returning from. The Braves won that evening against the Blue Jays to go to 16-21 on the season. Adams made...
Jun 21, 2017
Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Rome has All-Stars, Ricardo struggles

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Rome has All-Stars, Ricardo struggles

A light day down in the farm with weather wreaking havoc on an All-Star game :( Gwinnett Braves - Postponed Rain sucks Southern League All-Star Game - Cancelled MAN rain sucks Florida Fire Frogs 0, Tampa Yankees 6 Box Score Austin Riley, 3B: 1-4, .251/.315/.397 Alay Lago, 2B: 2-4, .280/.317/.354 Ricardo Sanchez, SP: 4 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 4.48 ERA Tough night for the Fire Frogs as a combination of defensive miscues, offensive ineptitudes, and tough night for Ricardo Sanchez led to their downfall by the score of 6-0. The peripheral performance from Ricardo in this game...
Jun 21, 2017
Atlanta Braves news and links: Positional re-shuffling in order?

Atlanta Braves news and links: Positional re-shuffling in order?

Matt Adams has impressed the Braves’ brass so much that they’re actuality considering moving Freddie Freeman to third base (when he returns) in order to keep Adams in the lineup. Wow. BRAVES NEWS Bad defense costs Atlanta once again It feels like every once in while, the Braves have a defensive inning that makes you wonder what’s really going on in this world. That was the case during the eighth inning of last night’s game, in which the Braves made a series of errors and miscues that turned a two-run lead into an eventual 6-3 loss to the Giants. Braves may move Adams to outfield or...