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Huascar Ynoa will start Game 1 of Sunday’s doubleheader

Huascar Ynoa will start Game 1 of Sunday’s doubleheader

Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Ynoa will make his third major league appearance and his first career start. Brian Snitker announced during Saturday’s postgame that rookie right-hander Huascar Ynoa will start Game 1 of Sunday’s doubleheader against the Phillies. Snitker stopped short of calling it a bullpen game saying that he told Ynoa “you’re starting the game” and to go in with the mindset of “win the inning.” He added that all of the Braves’ relievers would be available tomorrow as well. Max Fried is scheduled to start Game 2. The Braves acquired Ynoa from...
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August 8: Phillies 5, Braves 0

August 8: Phillies 5, Braves 0

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Jake Arrieta tossed six shutout innings and the Phillies bullpen did the rest holding the Braves to just four hits in a 5-0 loss.
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Braves offense goes silent in 5-0 loss to the Phillies

Braves offense goes silent in 5-0 loss to the Phillies

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ One bad inning came back to haunt Kyle Wright. The Atlanta Braves were unable to find any offense in a 5-0 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday night. Kyle Wright made his third start of the season and turned in his best performance of the season although one bad inning came back to haunt him. Wright and Jake Arrieta matched zeroes through the first three innings. Philadelphia got on the board first in the fourth as Wright left a breaking ball out over the middle of the plate to J.T. Realmuto who drove it out to left for his fourth homer of the season to...
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Braves vs Phillies game thread

Braves vs Phillies game thread

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ The Atlanta Braves hit the road for the first of four in Philadelphia against the Phillies. Kyle Wright will make his third start of the season in the opener for Atlanta while the Phillies will counter with veteran right-hander Jake Arrieta. First pitch from Citizens Bank Park is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. ET and the game can be seen on Fox Sports Southeast. PREVIEW | LINEUPS
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Adam Duvall gets another start in left as Braves open series in Philadelphia

Adam Duvall gets another start in left as Braves open series in Philadelphia

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports Snitker sticks with Duvall against right-hander Jake Arrieta. The Atlanta Braves will kick off a nine-game road trip Saturday night when they open a four-game set against the Philadelphia Phillies. Kyle Wright will be making his third start of the season for Atlanta while the Phillies will counter with veteran right-hander Jake Arrieta. For the second straight game, Brian Snitker will stick with the outfield alignment of Adam Duvall in left, Ronald Acuña Jr. in center and Nick Markakis in right. Marcell Ozuna will be the DH while Austin Riley gets the...
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Kyle Wright, Braves look to begin road trip on a good note

Kyle Wright, Braves look to begin road trip on a good note

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports Wright will make his third start of the season in Saturday’s series opener against the Phillies. The Atlanta Braves will begin a nine-game road trip Saturday when they open a three-game set against the Philadelphia Phillies. The series was originally scheduled to start on Friday, but the game was canceled early due to inclement weather. The teams will now play Saturday, have a doubleheader on Sunday and then wrap up the series on Monday. Kyle Wright will be on the mound for the Braves on Saturday and will be looking to put it all together in his third...
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SB Nation Reacts: MLB fans aren't fond of 2020 rule changes

SB Nation Reacts: MLB fans aren't fond of 2020 rule changes

Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Braves fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. Everything about the 2020 MLB season is shortened. In addition to a 60-game season, the league launched new rules to try and get games completed in even less time. This year, every inning beyond the ninth starts with a runner on second base, an attempt to increase extra inning scoring and prevent games from going into the 10th, 11th or 12th inning. Additionally, after the start...
Aug 7, 2020
This Day in Braves History: Dan Uggla extends hitting streak to 28 games

This Day in Braves History: Dan Uggla extends hitting streak to 28 games

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Thank you to Baseball-Reference and NationalPastime.com for helping provide the background information for these articles. This Day in Braves History: August 7 1972 - Eddie Matthews takes over as Braves manager following the dismissal of Lum Harris. The Braves fall to the Reds 9-1 in his first game on the bench. 1973 - The Braves acquire Joe Niekro from the Tigers. Joe will appear in 47 games for the Braves between 1973 and 1974 while posting a 3.76 ERA in 67 innings. 1991 - Deion Sanders begins to pull double duty practicing for the Atlanta Falcons while also on...
Aug 7, 2020
The Daily Chop: Will Smith activated, Nick Markakis walk-off and more

The Daily Chop: Will Smith activated, Nick Markakis walk-off and more

Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via The Atlanta Braves cut their roster down to 28 players on Thursday and got a key piece back as reliever Will Smith was activated from the injured list. The Braves signed Smith to a three-year, $40 million deal this offseason but he was among the players who tested positive for COVID-19 during intake screening. Smith’s addition should strengthen a bullpen that has been impressive over the first 13 games. Coming into Thursday’s game, Atlanta’s relievers had thrown more innings than the starting group while posting a 2.79 ERA (2.76...
Aug 6, 2020
Braves activate Will Smith, designate Scott Schebler for assignment

Braves activate Will Smith, designate Scott Schebler for assignment

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Atlanta also optioned Chad Sobotka and Alex Jackson. The Atlanta Braves announced several roster moves Thursday including the return of reliever Will Smith from the injured list. Smith was one of four players who tested positive for COVID-19 during intake screenings. He was cleared to join camp a little over a week ago and threw to batters earlier this week. Smith was the prized addition of Atlanta’s offseason after agreeing to a three-year, $40 million deal in free agency. Thursday is also the day that teams around the league must trim from 30 active...
Aug 6, 2020
This Day in Braves History: Atlanta retires Tom Glavine’s No. 47

This Day in Braves History: Atlanta retires Tom Glavine’s No. 47

Photo by Scott Cunningham/ Thank you to Baseball-Reference and NationalPastime.com for helping provide the background information for these articles. This Day in Braves History: August 6 1914 - Rabbit Maranville hits a 10th inning home run to help the Braves to a 5-4 win over the Pirates extending their winning streak to nine-straight. 1972 - Hank Aaron homers twice to help the Braves to a 4-3 win over the Reds. Aaron’s homers are his 660th and 661st of his career breaking Babe Ruth’s record for most home runs with one team. 1973 - Warren Spahn and the late Roberto Clemente...
Aug 5, 2020
This Day in Braves History: Phil Niekro no-hits the Padres

This Day in Braves History: Phil Niekro no-hits the Padres

Photo by: Diamond Images/ August 5 Thank you to Baseball-Reference and NationalPastime.com for helping provide the background information for these articles. This Day in Braves History: August 5 1973 - Phil Niekro records the first no-hitter for the Braves since moving to Atlanta in a 9-0 win over the Padres. Niekro walked three and struck out four in the game and improves to 11-4 on the season. 1994 - Fred McGriff homers for the Braves in a 16-6 win over the Reds. McGriff becomes the ninth player in major league history to hit 30 or more homers in seven consecutive seasons. 1995 -...
Aug 5, 2020
The Daily Chop: Replacing Mike Soroka, 28-man roster and more

The Daily Chop: Replacing Mike Soroka, 28-man roster and more

Photo by David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Alex Anthopoulos said that the Braves will look internally for options to replace Mike Soroka Atlanta Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos met with the media on Tuesday and acknowledged that he had explored trade discussions even before Mike Soroka was lost for the remainder of the season, but said nothing was close to fruition. Making a trade in the current environment of uncertainty with expanded playoffs is going to be difficult. “Today the likelihood is we’ll stay internal,” Anthopoulos said, “but we will continue to inquire and see if...
Aug 4, 2020
Braves recall Chad Sobotka and Huascar Ynoa, designate Chris Rusin for assignment

Braves recall Chad Sobotka and Huascar Ynoa, designate Chris Rusin for assignment

Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via The team also placed Mike Soroka on the 45 As expected, the Atlanta Braves announced several roster moves Tuesday afternoon prior to their series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays. The context for these moves is to add some fresh arms back to the bullpen that was forced into overtime following Mike Soroka’s injury Tuesday night. Atlanta recalled relievers Chad Sobotka and Huascar Ynoa to the active roster. To make room on the active roster, Atlanta placed Mike Soroka on the 45-day injured list and designated reliever Chris Rusin for...
Aug 4, 2020
Acuña/Albies 2020 shirts now available in new styles

Acuña/Albies 2020 shirts now available in new styles

BreakingT There was quite a buzz after Ronald Acuña Jr. completed a postgame interview earlier this week while wearing a Acuña/Albies 2020 shirt by Breaking T. That sent plenty of fans scrambling trying to find out where they could get their own. Ronald doing his postgame interview in the Acuña/Albies 2020 campaign shirt. pic.twitter.com/3243qBDrRF— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) August 2, 2020 Well we have you covered and the shirt is now also available in youth sizes and as a women’s tank top. As is always the case with Breaking T, the shirt is an officially...

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