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Braves vs. Brewers Prediction and Odds for Monday, May 16 (Milwaukee is the Bet to Make)

A pair of perennial National League contenders meet in Milwaukee on Monday to start a three game series. The Brewers are out in front of the National League Central race while they look to build their lead against the reigning World Series champion Atlanta Braves, who try to get back to .500 after a 16-18 start.

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Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Smith-Shawver strikes out eight

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on a rough night on the farm, AJ Smith-Shawver provided a bright spot with an impressive performance in Augusta’s win.

The offensive excitement was lacking on Sunday afternoon as the teams combined to score only 12 runs. This despite a four home run game in Gwinnett as they failed to have any produce more than one run. AJ Smith-Shawver and Andrew Hoffmann provided the most notable positive performances with the former proving resilient after early...

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This Day in Braves History: May 16

Braves Franchise History

1929 - The Braves sweep a doubleheader against New York despite Mel Ott hitting for the cycle. Joe Dugan also finishes with four hits in Game 2.

1953 - Billy Bruton leads off the game with a single, Phillies pitcher Curt Simmons retires the next 27 batters to take a 3-0 win. The loss snaps Milwaukee’s six game winning streak.

1997 - Michael Tucker hits a two-out double in the ninth to break up Alan Benes’ no-hit bid. Greg Maddux holds the Cardinals...

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Braves News: Extra innings struggles, contender or pretender status, plus more

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Atlanta cannot take advantage of good efforts from its starting staff over the weekend.

The “runner on second rule to begin extras” idea seemed like it would be a polarizing addition to baseball from the beginning. While the idea to shorten games during the pandemic had some logic, it also appeared to be too much of a change to how the game was played. It also has not been a kind experience for the Braves over the past few years.

The Braves are now...

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Braves have reportedly shown interest in Brett Gardner

If the Braves are going to add anything this early in the season, it will be an outfielder. Ronald Acuña has been in and out of the lineup, and Eddie Rosario is at least a month or two away from returning.

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Battery Power Podcast Episode 349: Missed opportunities in mid-May

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The Atlanta Braves finished a losing week with a vexing loss on Sunday at Truist Park. With that result in the books, the Braves are just 16-19 through 35 games, and the Battery Power Podcast has plenty to discuss.

Episode 349 features Brad Rowland and Scott Coleman talking about the following:

Manny Piña isn’t going to play again in 2022, leaving the Braves with less depth at catcher... .... but Atlanta does have William Contreras, which is a nice...

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Daniel Hutchinson-Kausch

Bad defense, management sink Braves in 7-3 loss

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In a season with a lot of frustrating losses, that was right up there near the top of the list

This game was a great opportunity for Atlanta to win another series against a good opponent who is at a disadvantage due to the start time (8:35 AM local time for San Diego) and for Kyle Wright to rebound after his first bad start of the season last time out. Instead we all left with a bad taste in our mouths to sit with for the remainder of our Sunday.

This...

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GameThread, 5/15/2022: Padres @ Braves

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Joe Musgrove vs. Kyle Wright

The Braves and Padres are both taking advantage of this early start to shake up their lineups, sorta. The Braves’ starting nine doesn’t look too different from things before, but features Dansby Swanson moving up to sixth despite a brutal game yesterday. Meanwhile, Austin Riley is back at third (sigh) after hitting sixth for one game and collecting a game-winning barreled double.

First pitch at 11:35am this morning...

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Eddie Rosario pens a message to Braves fans

The Braves received some fantastic news regarding Ronald Acuña. He should be back in the lineup any day now, but another outfielder is a little further away from returning.

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Braves Minor League Recap: Muller strikes out 12, Malloy goes wild

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Rough night down in the farm system, although there were some bright spots.

It wasn’t a banner night for the Braves’ farm system as their affiliates went a combine 1-3. However, we did see some good things from a surprising good Rome Braves team as well as a whole bunch of strikeouts from Kyle Muller. Lets get into the games.

Gwinnett Stripers 0, Durham Bulls 6

Box Score

Pat Valaika, 3B: 1-3, .880 OPS John Nogowski, 1B: 1-3, .562 OPS Braden Shewmake,...

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Wright looks for bounceback as Braves must contend with Joe Musgrove in series finale

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Joe Musgrove has been lights-out. Can the Braves’ bats rise to the occasion?

Well, this has been quite a series so far. On Friday night, both Max Fried and Yu Darvish did alright, but the game was decided by a few bullpen implosions as the teams traded three-run homers off relievers before Atlanta’s relief corps completely melted down in the ninth. On Saturday, both Charlie Morton and Sean Manaea mostly obliterated opposing hitters, and then more bullpen...

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Kris Willis

This Day in Braves History: May 15

Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty ImagesBraves Franchise History

1984 - Cardinals pitcher Joaquin Andujar hits a grand slam in a 9-1 win over the Braves.

1996 - David Justice dislocated his right shoulder while swinging at a pitch in the second inning of a 3-0 loss to the Pirates. Denny Neagle allowed four hits over seven innings for Pittsburgh.

2011 - The Braves defeat the Phillies, 3-2 in the annual Civil Rights Game at Turner Field. Dan Uggla’s eighth inning home run off of Roy Halladay...

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Braves receive best possible news regarding Ronald Acuña’s MRI

Braves fans were thrown for a loop yesterday. On Friday, Ronald Acuña was left out of the lineup but told the media he felt fine and would be playing Saturday.

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Padres vs. Braves Prediction and Odds for Sunday, May 15 (Back Padres on Road with Musgrove on the Mound)

We are in for a pitcher's duel on Sunday. The San Diego Padres look to a wrap up a visit to Truist Park in winning fashion against the Atlanta Braves with a pair of studs taking the mound.

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Braves News: Ronald Acuna MRI, rollercoaster win, more

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Good day to be a Braves fan

Well Saturday was quite the rollercoaster of a day for Braves fans, but all ended well. Ronald Acuna was left out of the lineup for the third straight game and it was revealed that he needed an MRI, but the MRI came back clean and he is now considered day to day with the possibility of playing Monday. On to the game itself and it was a rollercoaster in it’s own right, as the the Braves carried a narrow lead into the eighth, gave...

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Braves receive 'best possible news' on Ronald Acuna Jr.'s groin injury

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. has been out of the lineup since straining his groin against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday.

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Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. is day-to-day with groin injury

Atlanta star Ronald Acuna Jr. has missed his team’s last three games with a right groin injury suffered in Tuesday’s game against the Red Sox, but it doesn’t appear to be a significant issue.

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Charlie Morton dominant as offense bails bullpen out.

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Fun win!

After an ugly loss on Friday and some suboptimal injury news about Acuna, the Braves took the field needing a win to even the series against the Padres with Charlie Morton on the mound.

Charlie started the game off nicely, striking out the first two batters in a 1-2-3 first. He was also getting a lot of whiffs early, which has been a problem for him when he’s struggled early this season. He was similarly dominant in the second inning as he...

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Keep an eye on Drew Waters to get called up to Atlanta

Unfortunately, Ronald Acuña Jr. needs an MRI on his groin after he was scheduled to play today. Hopefully this is precautionary, but if Ronald does miss any time, Drew Waters is an interesting name to potentially replace him.

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Game Thread 5/14/2022: Braves vs Padres

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Join us and discuss today’s game!

The Braves will look to avenge Friday’s “whomp whomp” of a loss on Saturday as Charlie Morton faces off against Sean Manaea for a pretty good pitching matchup on paper. The Braves will play this game shortly after news broke that Ronald Acuna will get an MRI for his groin that he injured earlier this week. With the Braves’ superstar missing, you can see the Statcast profiles of...

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