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Atlanta Braves News and Links: Rough night for the bullpen

The Braves’ bullpen collapsed in a major way on Wednesday, allowing the Nationals to steal a 7-3 victory in Atlanta. BRAVES NEWS Eighth-inning bullpen collapse dooms Braves in 7-3 loss to Nationals The Braves carried a one-run lead into the eighth inning on Wednesday, but the Nationals cashed in on the Atlanta bullpen for six runs. Arodys Vizcaino was ineffectively wild, walking three consecutive batters with the bases loaded to aid the Washington rally without recording an out. On a...

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An Interview with top Braves pitching prospect Kolby Allard

Kolby Allard took some time out from his busy schedule to talk about his time in the minors including his surprise promotion to Double-A, his outlook for 2018, and much more. When the Braves drafted Kolby Allard with the 14th overall pick in the 2015 draft, the team felt as though they had received a gift. Allard was considered to be in contention for the first overall pick in the draft before a stress fracture in his back hit his draft stock. The Braves still believed that Allard was one of...

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Freddie Freeman is putting the finishing touches on another elite season for Braves

Freddie Freeman is putting the finishing touches on another elite season for Braves. Chip Caray and Joe Simpson discuss.

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Ivan the Great

GameThread, 9/21/2017: Nationals @ Braves

Tanner Roark vs. R.A. Dickey

Hey, Ender’s back!

Today's Lineups Trea Turner - SS Ender Inciarte - CF Jayson Werth - RF Ozzie Albies - 2B Daniel Murphy - 2B Freddie Freeman - 1B Ryan Zimmerman - 1B Nick Markakis - RF Anthony Rendon - 3B Tyler Flowers - C Howie Kendrick - LF Johan Camargo - 3B Michael Taylor - CF Lane Adams - LF Matt Wieters - C Dansby Swanson - SS Tanner Roark - RHP R.A. Dickey - RHP

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Kris Willis

Nationals vs Braves preview: R.A. Dickey looks to snap skid

Braves look to avoid sweep and snap four-game losing streak.

The Atlanta Braves look to snap a four-game losing streak Thursday night when they wrap up a three-game set against the Nationals. R.A. Dickey will take the mound for the Braves while Washington will counter with right hander Tanner Roark.

Dickey is looking to snap out of a rough stretch of three games where he has allowed 16 runs in just 14 1/3 innings. He has struggled to command his knuckleball and has walked eight batters...

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Eric Cole

An Interview with top Braves pitching prospect Kolby Allard

Kolby Allard took some time out from his busy schedule to talk about his time in the minors including his surprise promotion to Double-A, his outlook for 2018, and much more.

When the Braves drafted Kolby Allard with the 14th overall pick in the 2015 draft, the team felt as though they had received a gift. Allard was considered to be in contention for the first overall pick in the draft before a stress fracture in his back hit his draft stock. The Braves still believed that Allard was one of...

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Dillon Cloud

Atlanta Braves News and Links: Rough night for the bullpen

The Braves’ bullpen collapsed in a major way on Wednesday, allowing the Nationals to steal a 7-3 victory in Atlanta.

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Eighth-inning bullpen collapse dooms Braves in 7-3 loss to Nationals

The Braves carried a one-run lead into the eighth inning on Wednesday, but the Nationals cashed in on the Atlanta bullpen for six runs. Arodys Vizcaino was ineffectively wild, walking three consecutive batters with the bases loaded to aid the Washington rally without recording an out. On a...

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Mason Wittner

Eighth-inning bullpen collapse dooms Braves in 7-3 loss to Nationals

Atlanta allowed six runs in the top of the eighth en route to its 83rd loss of the season.

An abysmal top of the eighth inning that featured four walks, four hits and six runs led to Atlanta’s demise as the Braves fell to the Washington Nationals at SunTrust Park Wednesday, 7-3.

Relief pitcher Jose Ramirez struck out Matt Wieters to lead off the top of the eighth inning with the Braves leading 2-1. He followed it up, however, by giving up a single to Wilmer Difo followed by a double from...

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Mason Wittner

Game Thread 9/20: Braves vs. Nationals

Join us for Wednesday night baseball against Washington!

The Atlanta Braves will look to bounce back from last night’s 4-2 loss to the Washington Nationals in game two of the three-game series at SunTrust Park Wednesday night.

Rookie right-hander Lucas Sims will be on the bump for the Braves, making his return to the starting rotation after a short bullpen stint. The rest of Atlanta’s lineup can be seen below:

First pitch at 7:35 tonight at @SunTrustPark! #ChopOn...

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Mason Wittner

Sims returns to rotation Wednesday to take on Gio Gonzalez, Nationals

Lucas Sims will make his first start Wednesday night since allowing seven earned through three-plus innings against the Cubs on Sept. 2.

The Atlanta Braves suffered their 82nd defeat of the season Tuesday night at the hands of the National League East champion Washington Nationals, securing their fourth consecutive losing season and sixth since the turn of the century.

In the midst of a three-game losing skid after winning seven of nine, Atlanta will look to get back in the win column...

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Demetrius Bell

Which managerial direction should the Braves take in 2018?

The Braves are still trying to figure out whether or not they want to keep Brian Snitker for 2018. Should they keep him, or go in a new direction?

As the 2017 season reaches its conclusion, naturally we’re all starting to focus on what the Braves should look like in what should be a very intriguing season in 2018. One thing that’s interesting now is the fact the Braves are (according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports) “still assessing the manager situation for 2018.”

The fact that...

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Demetrius Bell

Atlanta Braves news: Braves are North Port bound for spring 2019

After the city of North Port gave its approval in a vote yesterday, the Braves are set to begin building their new spring training complex there.

BRAVES NEWS Atlanta falls to Washington in series opener

The final homestand of the season continued on Tuesday with Luiz Gohara making the start against the Nationals. Although Gohara had a creditable appearance, things didn’t go quite as well for the Braves as they did during their last showdown with Max Scherzer. Instead, Washington played...

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Brad Rowland

Braves fall short in series-opening loss to Nationals, 4-2

Not enough offense on this night.

The Atlanta Braves recently completed one of the team’s best stretches in quite some time but, after an off day and back-to-back losses, that “momentum” is officially gone. On Tuesday, Luiz Gohara and the Braves fell to Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals by a final score of 4-2.

After a quiet start to the evening on both sides, Gohara ran into a wall in the third inning. He allowed four hits and two runs to send Atlanta into a hole, though it...

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Brad Rowland

Game Thread 9/19: Braves vs. Nationals

Happy Luiz Gohara Day!

After an off day, the Atlanta Braves are back in action on Tuesday evening. This time around, the NL East rival Washington Nationals are in town to begin a series at SunTrust Park and, as always, there is a bit of extra attention on the match-up when these two teams face off on the diamond.

Luiz Gohara takes on Max Scherzer in a highly anticipated match-up and, if nothing else, it will be fun to monitor the young left-hander against a proven ace, even if there is...

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Eric Cole

The Braves officially have a new spring training home starting in 2019

The Braves are officially going to be leaving behind Disney as their Spring Training base of operations with today’s vote

It has been no secret that the Braves have been looking to get out of Disney’s Wide World of Sports as their Spring Training home. In addition to aging facilities that are not to the Braves’ tastes, their proximity to other teams’ spring training sites certainly leaves something to be desired as the majority of teams are located significantly further west and...

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Freddie Freeman dressed up as Willy Wonka for son’s birthday

Freddie Freeman went all-out recently for his son’s first birthday party, dressing up as Willy Wonka for the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-themed festivities. The Atlanta Braves star’s son, Frederick Charles Freeman II, goes by Charlie, so the theme of the party on Sept. 15 was a no-brainer for Freeman and wife Chelsea. But dressing up as Willy Wonka? That’s quite the gesture by Freeman that should earn him Daddy of the Year honors, at least in his son’s eyes. And of course,...

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Brad Rowland

Nationals vs. Braves preview: Luiz Gohara faces rematch with Max Scherzer

After an off day, the Braves are back in action.

On Wednesday evening, Luiz Gohara took the mound for the Atlanta Braves and he was opposed by Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals. The good folks in Las Vegas (and other oddsmakers) gave the 21-year-old rookie left-hander very little chance to out-duel one of the best pitchers in the sport but, in the end, it was Atlanta that ran away with a lopsided victory.

This evening brings the rematch between the same two starters and it is another...

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Kris Willis

Atlanta Braves 40-man roster outlook

A closer look at Atlanta’s 40-man roster as it stands at the end of the season.

There is still roughly two weeks remaining in the regular season but September call-ups are likely finished and below is a closer look at the Atlanta Braves roster as it will stand heading into the offseason.

Atlanta currently has one open spot on the 40-man along with three players who are on the 60-day DL. The team has four pending free agents, two of which currently have team options for the 2018 season....

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Dillon Cloud

Atlanta Braves News and Links: What will 2018 hold?

The Braves have reached a point in their rebuild when big decisions must soon be made. Will the front office push for playoff contention next season or continue the rebuilding process?

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Inbox: Will 2018 be a rebuilding year?

Braves beat writer Mark Bowman answers fan questions regarding the 2018 roster, Ronald Acuna, and more in this week’s Inbox.

It currently seems more realistic to project the Braves to become playoff contenders in 2019. But if the right deal or right piece...

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Should The Braves Exercise Their Option Over R.A. Dickey?

As he closes in on his 43rd birthday, Braves knuckler R.A. Dickey has shown no signs of slowing down. He has settled in as an average starter, sure, but he’s not your average “average starter,” either. Dickey is no longer close to being the Cy Young winner he was in 2012. Since then, though, he has emerged as the game’s preeminent provider of league-average innings. From 2013 through the present, Dickey has averaged 200 frames annually. And he has not strayed more than five...

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