The bullpen. The mystical place beyond the outfield wall where pitchers who may or may not play that day, watch the game. If all goes well, only a couple of those guys will be required to leave their seat. But they’re not out there for just the good days; in fact, some of them are out there specifically for the bad days. We’ve seen enough baseball this season to make an educated assessment of the bullpen; coincidentally, we’ve also seen enough to have questions about the bullpen.
Don’t look now, but the Braves have won five of their last six ballgames. In that span, they’ve outscored their opponents 30-26, and that’s with a loss in which the opponent scored 12 runs. And they’re getting reinforcements...
“The two injuries left the Braves without a catcher, unless you count the emergency catcher, Pablo Sandoval. So the Braves called young William Contreras up for immediate action.”
Photo courtesy of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves & find us on Facebook at “The Daily Braves” As of today, 25APR2021, the Braves are tied for fourth place in the National League East with the Miami Marlins with a record of 9-12 (.429 win percentage). Twenty-one games into the Twenty-One season, … Continue reading What is Wrong With the Braves?
Guillermo Heredia. Photo courtesy of AJC Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Before we get started, obviously they didn’t win the series with NOBODY you know; it’s just a statement trying to make light of the long list of players on the Injured List. Just a quick overview of who all is on the Injured … Continue reading Braves Win Cubs Series With Nobody You Know
The Braves. Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Game four of the four game series with Miami is set for just past noon today. With a win the Braves would avoid slipping closer to the last-place Nationals. With a loss, the Braves would be swept twice in the four series’ of the young 2021 season. … Continue reading Acuña Tries To Avoid Sweep
Nick Neidert. Photo courtesy of Beyond The Bases Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves The Marlins are looking to put away the series tonight at 7:20 p.m. Eastern. After a Game One extra-inning win & last night’s mollywhopping of Atlanta with the help of former-Brave Adam Duvall, they’re felling pretty confident about their chances to … Continue reading Braves Vs Marlins, Game 3: Marlins Preview
Pablo López. Photo courtesy of Miami Herald Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves The Braves look to bounce back tonight from the extra-inning 5-3 loss at the hands of Miami last night. They’ll be batting off a familiar face, in Pablo López. Pablo López The last time Atlanta faced López was during last year’s postseason … Continue reading Braves vs Marlins, Game Two: Pablo López Preview
Sandy Alcántara. Photo courtesy of Marlin Maniac Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Game one of the four-game set against the Miami Marlins, the other NL East postseason team from a season ago, is scheduled for 7:20 p.m. local time. It’s the beginning of the second series in the first homestand of the season. The … Continue reading Braves vs Marlins: Game 1
Alex Bohm touching home plate for the go-ahead run in Game 3. Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Swept by Phillies The opening series was all too familiar for Braves fans. As recently as 2019, the Braves were swept by Philadelphia in the opening series of the regular season. The Braves would go on to … Continue reading Opening Week, In Review
Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Atlanta, Georgia; the capital of all things that Major League Baseball opposes, evidently. MLB & Rob Manfred are so repulsed with Georgia’s new voting bill that they’ve stripped Atlanta of their All-Star Game like a mollycoddled child. Notice I used “their” when referring to Atlanta, not “it’s”. Why? Because … Continue reading My Thoughts on MLB’s Decision to Move All-Star Game
Follow us on Twitter & Facebook at @thedailybraves This pioneer of today’s big-boned MLBer has LIT UP pitchers this Spring Training. No matter how much stock you put into Spring Training stats, he’s batting like the Sandoval of yesteryear that became a National sensation & World Series MVP. Panda’s leading the Braves Spring Training batting … Continue reading Panda, Panda Panda.
Follow us on Twitter & Facebook at @thedailybraves Ehire Adrianza. Photo courtesy of Talking Chop. It’s September 22nd, 2013; Andy Pettitte’s last start in Yankee Stadium. The San Francisco Giants are visiting. Andy Pettitte has a no-hitter going into the sixth inning. In steps a young rookie from Miranda, Venezuela by the name of Ehire … Continue reading The Quirky Career of Ehire Adrianza
Follow us on Twitter & Facebook at @thedailybraves Longtime Braves Right Fielder, Nick Markakis has announced that he’s retiring from Major League Baseball after 15 years in the big leagues. It’s been reported that Kakes knew after last year’s National League Championship Series that he was done, he just didn’t tell anyone. Because, that’s Nick. … Continue reading Nick Markakis, Out of Young Harris
Follow us on Twitter & Facebook at @thedailybraves One of the more popular questions coming into Spring Training was what the Braves plan was to replace the likes of Mark Melancon & still-unsigned Shane Greene. Well, the replacements happen to already be employed by the Atlanta Braves. Let’s take a look at the guys who … Continue reading It’s the Bullpen, Baby!
Follow us on Twitter & Facebook at @thedailybraves The Braves rotation is stacked 1-4, barring injury or setback. Those four starting pitchers (once Soroka returns) are: Soroka, Fried, Morton, & Anderson; in whatever order Snitker decides. That’s not what this is about, we can cover that some other time. Today is about that 5th starter. … Continue reading The Braves Back-End Starter: The Case for Everybody
Follow us on Facebook & Twitter at @thedailybraves Shea Langeliers. Games have started for the Braves Spring Training Camp. They started the Florida slate with last season’s World Series runners-up, the Tampa Bay Rays. Kyle Wright got the nod on the bump for Atlanta. He threw 1 & 1/3 inning, and it wasn’t a strong … Continue reading Braves Spring Training: Game 1
Follow us on Twitter & Facebook at @thedailybraves The Braves have reportedly signed third baseman Jake Lamb. Giving him all of Spring Training to showcase his abilities & determine where he’ll fit in on this 2021 roster. WHO HE WAS Lamb debuted in MLB with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2014. He was drafted by the … Continue reading Braves Sign Jake Lamb. Who is he?
Follow us on Twitter & Facebook at @thedailybraves Photo courtesy of The New York Times The annual PECOTA projections have been released. The computer system that factors projected lineups, starting pitching rotations, bullpens, & schedule to project divisional races spit out projections for all of MLB’s year-end rankings has the Braves as the fourth ranked … Continue reading PECOTA Projects Braves to Finish Fourth
Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Photo courtesy of Beyond the Box Score The Braves have done it. They brought back the Braves’ favorite non-homegrown bat. The Master of the ‘Mix It Up’. The second base side-step connoisseur on homerun trots. The cameraman for the best selfies in the game. The biggest wad of chew … Continue reading The Big Bear Is Back
Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Drew Waters. Photo courtesy of Talking Chop. With less than a month until Spring Training (barring a change of heart from the Player’s Union) the Braves have not addressed the gaping hole on the left side of the field. A fairly large hole left behind by non-tendering Adam Duvall, … Continue reading What Our Current Roster Can Do
Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Photo courtesy of Around the Foghorn Pablo Emilio Juan Pedro Sandoval “Kung Fu Panda” signed a 1-year minor league contract with the Braves on Sunday, a contract that becomes worth $1 million if he’s promoted to Atlanta. The 34-year old Sandoval is capable of playing third base, first base, … Continue reading Braves Bring Back Kung Fu Panda
Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Photo courtesy of Tomahawk Take The Braves agreed to one-year deals with both Max Fried & A.J. Minter. Last year’s Cy Young candidate Max Fried signed a one-year deal worth $3.5 million on Friday, avoiding arbitration. The 2012 seventh overall draft pick is part of this coming year’s three-headed … Continue reading Braves Re-Sign Two Lefty’s
Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Photo courtesy of http://www.si.com This past week, the Mets made major waves throughout baseball by trading for Francisco Lindor & Carlos Carrasco. Lindor is a shortstop who’s MLB career has been spent in Cleveland. He helped power them to the World Series in 2016 when they fell to the … Continue reading Mets Add Superstar & Arm
Another week has came & went without Atlanta adding bats for next year’s lineup. Even after MLB announced that National League ball clubs shouldn’t expect to have the designated hitter. Not unexpected however, free agents signed this early are usually on the expensive end of the league’s contracts. That’s just not Alex Anthopoulos’ MO. He … Continue reading No Bats Added Yet
Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Photo courtesy of New York Daily News Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro has died at the age of 81 after a battle with cancer, the Atlanta Braves announced on Sunday. “Knucksie” played twenty-four seasons in MLB, twenty with the Braves. Niekro debuted in 1964 with the Milwaukee … Continue reading Phil Niekro Passes Away
Photo courtesy of Talking Chop Follow us on Twitter at @thedilybraves According to Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Braves manager Brian Snitker said Ender would come with the big league ball club to Spring Training to “compete for a job”. Well, yeah. He’s owed $8 million this coming season before a $9 million club … Continue reading Inciarte to Compete to Play for Braves in 2021
Photo courtesy of USA Today FTW Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Three straight division titles in the past three years will put more pressure on division foes than they’d care to admit. Atlanta’s dominance was expected, but not as early as it started. The Braves won the first of their three titles when they … Continue reading Braves Dominance Sparks NL East Arms Race
Photo courtesy of Tomahawk Take Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves This past week, the Atlanta Braves opted not to extend a contract to left fielder, Adam Duvall. Duvall was an All-Star & homerun derby participant with the Cincinnati Reds. The first Louisville alumnus to earn an All-Star selection in their history. Duvall was acquired … Continue reading Braves Nontender Duvall
Photo courtesy of Morganton News Herald Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Last Tuesday, Alex Anthopoulos & the Braves signed former Atlanta Braves & Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Charlie Morton to a 1-year/$15 million contract. The $15 million is the same amount he would’ve made had his option been exercised with the Rays. So basically, … Continue reading Braves Advance Their Rotation
Photo courtesy of SB Nation. Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves For the fifth time in as many years, Andruw Jones is on MLB’s Hall of Fame ballot. Last year, he received 19.4% of the overall vote. His Resume Jones’ MLB career spanned 16 seasons, 11 of which were with the Atlanta Braves. Andruw was … Continue reading Andruw Jones Highlights Braves HOF Ballot
Photo courtesy of CBS Sports Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Freddie Freeman finally received the national recognition he’s been deserving for years now. The type of recognition Braves Country has showered him with for basically his whole career. The Braves first baseman beat out Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts & Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis … Continue reading Freddie Freeman, National League MVP
Pictured: John (Coppy) Coppolella. Photo courtesy of MLB.com FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AT @thedailybraves Come along as I dive into three men, who all operated outside the written rules of Major League Baseball; what they did, how they were punished, & what their current status is in Major League Baseball. Those three men are John … Continue reading Coppy at Home While Cora & Hinch Manage MLB Ball Clubs
Photo courtesy of ABC News FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AT @thedailybraves The Houston Astros extended a qualifying offer to free agent-to-be George Springer this Sunday. Their offer was worth $18.9 million. Qualifying offer, defined by Major League Baseball: “Clubs wishing to receive compensatory Draft picks for the loss of a free agent can make a … Continue reading Springer Should Be Offered 4-Year Deal
Photo courtesy of Redbird Rants Marcell Ozuna bet on himself this season by signing a one year prove-it deal with the Braves. Much like Josh Donaldson last season, that bet paid off. Marcell paced the National League in homeruns. He even garnered some National League MVP consideration. It’s no coincidence that with Marcell behind Freddie … Continue reading Why Atlanta Should Re-Sign Ozuna
Photo courtesy of Times Union Late Sunday evening, the Atlanta Braves 2020 postseason run ended in 4-3 fashion in Game 7 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers were Major League Baseball’s best team in 2020. They had the best regular season record, they scored the most runs in MLB, & had the lowest ERA … Continue reading BRAVES ELIMINATED
Cincinnati Reds Game 1 starter, Trevor Bauer Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves The Braves are set to begin their 2020 MLB postseason run tomorrow at noon for Game 1 of a 3-game wildcard series against the Cincinnati Reds. Starting Game 1 for the Reds is the most outspoken player in Major League Baseball, Trevor … Continue reading “Who da Fook is that guy?”
Photo courtesy of Sports Illustrated Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves The Braves took a huge series against the Washington Nationals this past weekend to extend their division lead over the Miami Marlins to 3.5 games. Atlanta took the series three games to one, with an aggregate score against the defending World Champions coming in … Continue reading In Review: Series vs Nationals
Author: Mark Atkins Photo courtesy of Sports Logos News Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves This is Mark’s first article published on The Daily Braves. He’s a prospect evaluator & you can expect articles from Mark moving forward as a staff writer. Hello Daily Braves family. I am a lifelong Braves fan that loves prospects … Continue reading Braves Prospects Breakdown No. 1-5
Photo courtesy of HuffPost Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves The Atlanta Braves look to complete their first series win & sweep of the Red Sox at Fenway since the 2002 season. Since that sweep, the Braves are 7-14 in Boston. The Braves send Robbie Erlin to the bump to bring it home against Boston’s … Continue reading Braves Bring Their Brooms
Photo courtesy of Talking Chop Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves So, Atlanta’s one acquisition prior to the trade deadline was Tommy Milone from the Orioles. That’s it. And truth be told, that’s fine. It really is, there’s no sarcasm there. BUT, in order for that to be fine, in my opinion, these things have … Continue reading Our Hopes Hinge Upon It…
Photo courtesy of Baseball America Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves The Braves take on Philadelphia today in their series finale. The Braves are looking to avoid being swept. Huascar Ynoa will start on the mound for Atlanta, but why? Ynoa’s been okay, not great; certainly not good enough to continue to earn starts. He’s … Continue reading Series Finale, No Tucker
Photo courtesy of Fantasy Alarm.com Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Atlanta travels to Philly today to start the weekend series against the 3rd place Phillies. Coming off a series sweep of the Yankees, Atlanta won the previous series against Philly 2 games to 1. And unlike last series, Ronald Acuña Jr and Nick Markakis … Continue reading Fightin’ the Phils
Photo courtesy of The Daily Gazette Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves WOW. WHAT A DAY OF BASEBALL, YESTERDAY WAS. That was the best day of baseball of my life that I can remember. There were zero letdowns or disappointments yesterday. Two games against the Yankees, two wins against the Yankees. Ian Anderson carrying a … Continue reading Sensory Overload
Ian Anderson. Photo courtesy of Nights With Alice Cooper Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves for daily content! Not one, but two games today against the Yanks! Man! Can today get any better? Think about what all we have going for us today...The New York Yankees are in town, the Evil Empire, the team everyone … Continue reading What A Day For Baseball
Photo courtesy of Talking Chop Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Welcome! To the hottest time of year for trade rumors, sudden insiders, & arguments over trades & moves that haven’t even happened yet or won’t even happen at all. Usually what happens in these fake trades is the person will outline a trade package … Continue reading People Are Talking, Talking Bout People
Photo courtesy of The Tennessean Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves First, the rule straight from MLB’s Official Baseball Rules, 2019 Edition... Rule 6.01(h)(2) Comment: Under Rule 6.01(h)(2), when the ball is not dead on obstruction and an obstructed runner advances beyond the base which, in the umpire’s judgment, he would have been awarded because … Continue reading Over The Line: The Rule & The Reality
Photo courtesy of Tomahawk Take Follow us on Twitter & Facebook at @thedailybraves Get your brooms out, Braves Nation. The Bravos go for the series sweep tonight at Truist Park against the division cellar-dweller Phillies. We have our favorite dip-spitting-pitch-slinging Tomlin starting out on the bump, looking for his second win of the season. Also … Continue reading Preview: Series Finale Versus Philly
Photo courtesy of 92.9 The Game Follow us on Twitter & Facebook at @thedailybraves Division rival Philadelphia came into Truist Park on Friday night with victory on their minds. They had their ace, Aaron Nola on the mound & having won 4 of their last 7 games. Well....they were sorely mistaken. The Phillies were taken … Continue reading Atlanta Broke the Phillies
Photo courtesy of CBC.ca Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves The MLB Trade Deadline is approaching, and with an expanded playoffs this year there are more buyers than on a normal year. There’s a handful of legitimate World Series contenders, whether they’re already at that point or they just need a piece here & a … Continue reading Possible Trade Partners
Photo courtesy of St. Louis Post-Dispatch Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves The first overall pick by the Braves in the 1990 MLB Draft, Chipper would spend his entire career with the Atlanta ball club. Chipper was drafted as a shortstop, after pitcher Todd Van Poppel explicitly said that he would not sign with the … Continue reading Why Chipper is the greatest Atlanta Brave of All-Time
Photo courtesy of Crescent City Sports Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves The Braves lost Game 2 to the Washington Nationals in comeback fashion, 8-5. At the end of the 4th inning, it was 5-2 Braves. Braves starter Josh Tomlin was cruising along, only throwing 51 pitches. But Tomlin wouldn’t emerge from the dugout again … Continue reading Who’s To Blame?
Photo courtesy of Talking Chop Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves This afternoon it was officially announced that Braves top prospect Cristian Pache has been called up to the Atlanta Braves. This is a moment everyone in Braves Nation has been waiting for. With Ender’s recent struggles in this shortened season, the pressure has mounted … Continue reading Pache Called Up
Photo courtesy of ATL All Day Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves The Texas Tech alum will start on the bump for Atlanta tonight against the Nationals. Atlanta won the series opener last night on a walk-off two-run homerun off the bat of Dansby Swanson. Tonight is Tomlin’s first start since his time with the … Continue reading Josh Tomlin’s History As A Starter
Photo courtesy of http://www.si.com Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Toussaint gets the nod for Game 1 versus last year’s World Series Champions (that was DISGUSTING to type). Touki’s only had one decision this season, it was a loss to the Yankees in the Bronx. A game in which he threw 4 innings and surrendered … Continue reading Touki looks to get in the Win Column
Photo courtesy of Talking Chop Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves The Braves look to avoid their second straight series loss, when they take on the Marlins today. Atlanta’s sending out Robbie Erlin to take the club to the top of the NL East in a tie with Miami. Erlin’s a career 13-20 pitcher with … Continue reading Last Series Without Young Duo
Photo courtesy of Marietta Daily Journal Subscribe by hitting the “follow” button & follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves When you look around the Braves’ defense on literally ANY night, you’d be hard-pressed to find a weakness or even a position in which the Braves are just average. Of course, I write that knowing that … Continue reading Steady Diet of Misses
Photo courtesy of Tomahawk Take Subscribe by hitting the “follow” button for daily Braves content & follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves The Atlanta Braves take on the Miami Marlins tonight for Miami’s 2020 home opener. The Marlins have been the feel-good underdog story so far in this wild Major League Baseball season, but the … Continue reading Preview: Braves at Marlins, Kyle Wright
Photo courtesy of Last Word on Baseball We are officially 1/3 of the way through this 60 game MLB regular season. The Atlanta Braves have the most wins in the National League East, but are currently 2nd in the division standings, which are determined by win percentage. With a record of 11-9, Atlanta has a … Continue reading What We Know About the Braves
Photo courtesy of Talking Chop Subscribe to the page by hitting the “follow” button at the bottom & follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Game 1 ended in a 9-6 loss for the visiting Braves, but the road Braves look to avoid their first series loss of the season tonight when Ynoa takes the mound … Continue reading Preview: Braves at Yankees, Game 2
Photo courtesy of YouTube Follow the site by clicking the “follow” button at the bottom of this page & follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves The Bravos start a 2 game series today against the New York Yankees. Today’s starters are Touki Toussaint for the Braves & Jordan Montgomery for New York. Tomorrow’s Yankee starter … Continue reading Preview: Braves at Yanks
Photo courtesy of Yahoo! Sports Follow the page by hitting the “follow” button at the bottom of this page & follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves 1 day. 2 games. 3 homeruns. 5 hits. That was Acuña’s Sunday afternoon at work. Ronald has been the talk of the town so far in 2020, and up … Continue reading Acuña Matata
Photo courtesy of Talking Chop Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves The Bravos play two 7-inning games today against the Phillies. Game 1 starter for Atlanta will be Huascar Ynoa, & Max Fried will start Game 2. I think we’re all pretty confident that Fried will bring us to victory in Game 2, so I’ll … Continue reading Preview: Double Header vs Philly
Photo courtesy of Talking Chop. Wright was cruising right along tonight. He got himself into a couple bad spots, but he was able to work himself out of them without surrendering any runs. Then all of a sudden, the Phils put up 4 runs on two homeruns in the bottom of the 4th. Philly would … Continue reading Wright Went Wrong in the 4th
Photo courtesy of Reuters The Braves improved their 2020 “series record” to 2-0-1 last night on the backs of Touki Toussaint’s tremendous outing & the long ball. Toussaint turned in a 6.2 inning performance, surrendering only 4 hits & 3 earned runs. He also logged 9, count em, NINE strikeouts. He was exactly the confidence … Continue reading Series Finale: Hot Kakes!
Photo courtesy of 12Up Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Tonight’s starter, Touki Toussaint is a guy who’s been a highly touted prospect, a bit of a letdown at times, and now...he’s a big part in keeping the Braves rotation afloat in this crazy 2020. No matter who Atlanta brings into the rotation to fill … Continue reading Touki Time
Photo courtesy of ATL All Day Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves Sean Newcomb takes the hill for Atlanta for his matchup against the Blue Jays & last year’s hot pitching commodity, Hyun Jin Ryu. The biggest question is, what will Newcomb’s control look like tonight? His stuff is high quality, he just needs to … Continue reading Preview: Game 2, Jays at Braves
Photo courtesy of Redleg Nation Follow us on Twitter at @thedailybraves On Monday during the series finale against the NY Mets, Mike Soroka tore his Achilles’ tendon coming off the mound to cover 1st base on a grounder. In slow motion you could visibly see his right leg “vibrate” and he couldn’t put any weight … Continue reading Soroka’s Down. What now?
Photo courtesy of Yahoo! Sports Yesterday was a day that all of Braves Nation wouldn’t have happened, every part of it. BUT, if there’s one pitcher on our staff that can help ease the pain, even just a little bit, it’s today’s starter Max Fried. Fried is electric, when he’s got his curveball working its … Continue reading Preview: Jays at Braves, Game 1
Photo courtesy of NBC News Tonight is the rematch of Opening Day, a game that ended in 1-0 win for the Mets. Both starting pitchers surrendered zero runs. Atlanta reliever, Shane Greene gave up the go-ahead solo homerun to Yoenis Cespedes. Cespedes was a no-show to yesterday’s Braves vs Mets game. He also didn’t notify … Continue reading Preview: Ace vs Ace & State of the Mets
Photo courtesy of Talking Chop Atlanta looks to go for the series clinching win this afternoon against the visiting Mets. The man that Snitker has tasked with getting us underway is career 0-4, Kyle Wright. Wright enters the game with an 0-1 record & a 16.88 ERA over 2.2 innings. Wright is the #4 prospect … Continue reading Preview: Game 3, Kyle Wright vs David Peterson
Photo courtesy of Baseball America The back end of the Braves starting rotation is officially a mystery in terms of consistency moving forward. Hamels still isn’t back healthy. Folty isn’t on the 40-Man. And Felix Hernandez opted out of 2020. Touki is the most recent attempt at filling that void. Touki’s been up & down … Continue reading Preview: Game 2, Touki Toussaint vs Michael Wacha
Photo courtesy of @WhyTheMetsSuck They suck. The end.
Photo courtesy of ATL All Day The Braves took the Opening Day weekend series against the Mets in New York, 2 games to 1. Atlanta outscored New York 19-5 across those three games, putting an absolute EXCLAMATION POINT on it with a 14-1 win in the series finale. This weekend’s series will be both teams’ … Continue reading Preview: Mets at Braves, Game 1
Photo courtesy of CBS Sports Max Fried started on the mound for the hometown Bravos tonight in Truist Park. And despite numerous comments about being perfect from Chip Caray in the booth, Max held the Rays to no baserunners until a seeing-eye single made it’s way through the middle of the infield for the Rays … Continue reading Fried Freezes the Rays
Photo courtesy of MSN.com After Mike Foltynewicz’s first & only start in 2020, he was designated for assignment (DFA) by the Atlanta Braves. What that means is he is no longer on the Braves 40-man roster, and players with more than three years of Major League service time or who have been previously outrighted may … Continue reading Folty Still in Braves Organization
Photo courtesy of Bleacher Report Dansby is currently signed through the 2020 season for $3.15 million. The former Vanderbilt star & No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, Dansby is the latest in the Atlanta’s long line of defensive wizards at shortstop. But what he brings to the lineup from the SS position … Continue reading Dansby Is Our Franchise SS: Why & How We Can Lock Him Up
Photo courtesy of The Athletic The Braves look to start 2020 2-0 at home & split their four game series with the Tampa Bay Rays at an even 2 games apiece. Max Fried will take the bump for the hometown Bravos. After one start in 2020 he has a no decision and a 3.60 Earned … Continue reading Preview: Rays at Braves, Finale
Photo courtesy of Tomahawk Take OVERVIEW The Braves exacted some revenge on the Rays tonight with a 7-4 win in Atlanta’s Truist Park Home Opener. After the Braves jumped out to an early lead it was a back & forth affair until Atlanta pulled away and out of reach in the middle and late innings. … Continue reading In Review: Braves 7, Rays 4
Photo courtesy of SportsTalkATL.com Early Wednesday afternoon it was announced that Nick Markakis had opted back into the 2020 MLB season. Prior to Opening Day, the 14 year veteran of baseball’s highest level opted out of the 2020 season, forfeiting his paycheck for the year. Markakis isn’t going to dominate opposing pitchers, he’s not going … Continue reading Markakis Opts Back In
Photo courtesy of Yahoo! sports The two squads leave St. Petersburg behind to venture to Truist Park for games 3 & 4 of the home-and-home series. Hopefully the Braves home opener looks nothing like either game at Tampa’s Tropicana Field, where the Braves went 0-2 and were outscored 19-7. The Braves are 2-3 on the … Continue reading Preview: Rays at Braves, Game 1
Photo courtesy of The Athletic Tampa’s Tropicana Field was Atlanta’s House of Horrors this week, being out scored by 12 runs during the 2-game series in St. Petersburg. After falling 14-5 last night, the Braves kept the Rays in single digits on Tuesday night, losing 5-2. Plain & simple, the Braves have to start hitting … Continue reading Braves at Rays, Game 2
Kyle Wright. Photo courtesy of The Athletic Kyle Wright takes the mound for the Braves in tonight’s game in St. Petersburg. It’s Wright’s first start of the young 2020 season. He’ll be trying to prevent a series loss to the AL East’s Rays. His supporting cast will be looking to improve on their 19 strikeout … Continue reading Preview: Braves at Rays, Game 2
Photo Courtesy of Talking Chop Mike Foltynewicz has been designated for assignment by the Atlanta Braves. Meaning, he’s either going to be outrighted or traded. But really, how much trade value does one player bring if he’s been designated? Because the club that owns the player will drop him if a trade isn’t found, so … Continue reading What Now?
Photo courtesy of talkingchop.com A game that Braves fans would soon rather forget, Atlanta was beaten like a drum by the Rays, 14-5. Tampa also outpaced Atlanta in the hit column, 13-4. It wasn’t all doom & gloom though; Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson sent his 2nd homerun of the season over the center field wall … Continue reading Braves at Rays, Game 1