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Atlanta Braves podcast roundup (July 15-21)

Atlanta Braves podcast roundup (July 15-21)

Rounding up all of the best Atlanta Braves podcasts from the past week. Talking Chop Podcast Episode 74: Prospect rankings, trade chatter and more with Eric Cole Brad is joined by TC's Eric Cole to break down our site's official prospect rankings, evaluate the trade winds and reflect positively on a weekend sweep. Fox Sports South Chopcast Chopcast, Ep. 321: Will Braves eye future at trade deadline? The trade deadline is approaching as the Braves fall farther behind in the playoff race. Zach Dillard and Cory McCartney discuss the Braves' options and Sports Illustrated writer and FOX Sports...
Jul 21, 2017
Kurt Suzuki going on bereavement list

Kurt Suzuki going on bereavement list

Suzuki traveling to Hawaii for grandfather’s funeral. The Atlanta Braves will be without catcher Kurt Suzuki for the remainder of the Dodgers series according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s David O’Brien. Suzuki went 2-for-4 with his eighth home run of the season in last night’s win over the Dodgers. Per the report, he left the team following the game to return to Hawaii where he will attend his grandfather’s funeral. The Braves will call up catcher Anthony Recker to back up Tyler Flowers for the remainder of the series in Los Angeles. The plan is for Suzuki...
Jul 21, 2017
Jaime Garcia deal not done yet, Braves and Twins still discussing, per report

Jaime Garcia deal not done yet, Braves and Twins still discussing, per report

The Atlanta Braves and the Minnesota Twins are still discussing a potential trade of Jaime Garcia but the deal has not yet been completed according to a report by MLB.com’s Mark Bowman. There is still a chance the teams could complete a trade, but it appears ongoing talks will be necessary to reach an agreement on the players and money that would be exchanged. Reports surfaced late on Thursday that the Braves and the Twins had a deal in place and that were just finalizing the details. However, at this point finalization hasn’t happened. Bowman also reports that if the Braves and the...
Jul 20, 2017
Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Mike Soroka strikes out 12

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Mike Soroka strikes out 12

Mike Soroka turned in a dominant performance for the Mississippi Braves (47-48) Gwinnett Braves 1, (60-37) Lehigh Valley IronPigs 5 Box Score Ozzie Albies, 2B: 0-3, BB, .290/.337/.441 Ronald Acuna, RF: 0-3, BB, .306/.362/.507 Micah Johnson, CF: 3-4, R, .405/.476/.486 Andrew Albers, SP: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 3.12 ERA Jason Hursh, RP: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 4.81 ERA A bad ninth inning for Gwinnett offset a solid pitching performance by Andrew Albers in a 5-1 loss to Lehigh Valley. The IronPigs took a 1-0 lead in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Hector Gomez. The Braves...
Jul 19, 2017
Braves activate Arodys Vizcaino, option Lane Adams to Gwinnett

Braves activate Arodys Vizcaino, option Lane Adams to Gwinnett

Vizcaino returns to Braves’ bullpen As expected, the Atlanta Braves have activated Arodys Vizcaino from the 10-day disabled list. He will be in uniform and available when the Braves wrap up a three-game series against the Cubs this afternoon. To make room on the active roster, Atlanta optioned outfielder Lane Adams to Gwinnett. The #Braves today have activated RHP Arodys Vizcaíno from the disabled list. OF Lane Adams has been optioned to Triple-A @GwinnettBraves.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 19, 2017 Vizcaino is 3-2 on the season with a 2.38 ERA. He has appeared in 37 games and...
Jul 18, 2017
Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Ronald Acuna homers, Kyle Wright debuts

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Ronald Acuna homers, Kyle Wright debuts

(47-46) Gwinnett Braves 4, (58-37) Lehigh Valley IronPigs 8 Box Score Ozzie Albies, 2B: 1-4, R, .289/.332/.443 Ronald Acuna, CF: 1-4, R, HR, 2 RBI, .311/.364/.515 Arodys Vizcaino, SP: 1 IP, 0 H, 1 K, 0.00 ERA Lucas Sims, RP: 6 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 11 K, 4.01 ERA Chaz Roe, RP: 1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 27.00 ERA The Gwinnett Braves saw a late lead slip away again Monday night in an 8-4 loss to Lehigh Valley. A rehabbing Arodys Vizcaino worked a scoreless inning to start the game and then gave way to Lucas Sims who was locked in early. The game was scoreless until the fifth when the...
Jul 18, 2017
Ronald Acuna unleashes another monster home run

Ronald Acuna unleashes another monster home run

Per StatCast, the ball left the bat at 114 MPH.
Jul 17, 2017
Dansby Swanson’s role unclear in Braves’ suddenly crowded infield

Dansby Swanson’s role unclear in Braves’ suddenly crowded infield

With plenty of infield options Dansby Swanson’s playing time no longer is guaranteed. Dansby Swanson’s up and down season for the Atlanta Braves may be leading to a reduction in playing time. Swanson was out of the lineup again on Monday with Johan Camargo penciled in as the team’s starting shortstop. Braves manager Brian Snitker told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s David O’Brien that Swanson would play in spots and indicated that he wasn’t in line for an everyday role going forward. #Braves' Swanson to play in spots, not every day now with Camargo, Rodriguez, etc. Snit...
Jul 17, 2017
Braves activate Sean Rodriguez, Danny Santana from disabled list

Braves activate Sean Rodriguez, Danny Santana from disabled list

Braves getting healthy for stretch run. The Atlanta Braves made a couple of roster moves before Monday’s series pener against the Cubs activating Sean Rodriguez and Danny Santana from the disabled list. INF/OF Jace Peterson and RHP Jason Hursh were optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 17, 2017 Rodriguez hit .270/.349/.510 with 18 home runs in 140 games with Pittsburgh last season. The Braves signed him over the winter to a two-year, $11 million deal. Rodriguez and his family were injured before the season in an automobile accident that involved a stolen...
Jul 17, 2017
Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Blown leads everywhere

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Blown leads everywhere

A rough day down on the farm. (47-45) Gwinnett Braves 4 , (40-52) Charlotte Knights 5 Box Score Ozzie Albies, SS: 1-4, R, .289/.333/.445 Ronald Acuna, CF: 0-3, BB, .312/.365/.510 Kris Medlen, SP: 7 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 5.82 ERA A.J. Minter, RP: 0.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 K, 6.23 ERA The Gwinnett Braves rallied late but watched it slip away in the bottom half of the ninth in a 5-4 loss to Charlotte. The Knights put three on the board in the second on RBI hits by Danny Hayes, Ronald Bueno and Yoan Moncada. Medlen settled down from there allowing six hits and three runs over seven innings to...
Jul 17, 2017
MLB Trade Rumors: Teams showing interest in Jaime Garcia, Braves not ready to sell, per report

MLB Trade Rumors: Teams showing interest in Jaime Garcia, Braves not ready to sell, per report

Braves not ready to show their cards just yet. Jaime Garcia bounced back from five rough outings in a row with a seven inning, one run performance on Sunday to help the Atlanta Braves sweep the Arizona Diamondbacks. Garcia is one of several Braves players to keep an eye on at the trade deadline given that he is on an expiring contract. MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that about a dozen teams have expressed interest in Garcia but that the Braves aren’t ready to sell just yet. According to a source, about a dozen teams have expressed interest to Braves in Garcia. Atlanta not ready to...
Jul 17, 2017
Cubs vs Braves schedule and probable pitchers

Cubs vs Braves schedule and probable pitchers

The Braves hope to keep it going against the Cubs. The Atlanta Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks on Sunday to reach the .500 mark for the season at 45-45. This is the first time since September of 2014 the Braves have had a .500 record after the All-Star break. Atlanta is still nine games back in the N.L. East but have closed to within six games of the second wild card. Things won’t get any easier for the Braves as the defending champion Chicago Cubs come to town for their lone visit to SunTrust Park on Monday. After a disappointing first half of the season, the...
Jul 16, 2017
Brandon Phillips on his hot start to 2nd half

Brandon Phillips on his hot start to 2nd half

Phillips says the time off during the break did him some good.
Jul 16, 2017
Matt Kemp crushes three-run homer against Diamondbacks

Matt Kemp crushes three-run homer against Diamondbacks

Matt Kemp jumped on a first pitch fastball from Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Godfrey and drove it into the left field stands for his first home run since June 21. Kemp went 1-for-4 in the game and was 4-for-12 in the series

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