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 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 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 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 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 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 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