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Kris Willis

Adam Duvall starts in left against left-hander Kyle Freeland

The Atlanta Braves will look to even their series against the Colorado Rockies Friday night when the two teams meet again at SunTrust Park. Colorado took the series opener on Thursday by a score of 5-3.

Adam Duvall gets the start in place of Ender Inciarte against Rockies’ left-hander Kyle Freeland. Tyler Flowers, who is hitting .442/.613/.744 against left-handed pitching this season, gets the start behind the plate.

Here's how the #Braves will line up tonight at @SunTrustPark! #ChopOn

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Why Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña Jr. both deserve Rookie of the Year

On a yearly basis, award races in MLB fluctuate between being extremely competitive to landslides. This season’s Rookie of the Year race in the National League between Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto and Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. is extremely compelling.There are intriguing secondary candidates like San Francisco Giants pitcher Dereck Rodriguez and Miami Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson. Yet neither player is in the same stratosphere as Soto and Acuña...

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Kris Willis

Sean Newcomb, Braves look to get back in win column against Rockies

Newcomb is looking to bounce back from a rough outing last time out.

Sean Newcomb will look to play the role of stopper again on Friday when the Atlanta Braves continue their series against the Colorado Rockies. The Braves dropped the series opener on Thursday by a score of 5-3. Atlanta carried a 3-2 lead into the ninth but was unable to hold it ending their winning streak.

Newcomb has pitched well after Braves’ losses this season but he will be looking to bounce back from a rough outing...

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Atlanta Braves: Will Any Other Top Prospects Make Their Debut This Year?

The Atlanta Braves have had a wave of top prospects come in this season and many of them established their names and why they were there. Could we see more before the season ends? This question comes up after Touki Toussaint made his Atlanta Braves debut earlier this week in Game 1 of the double-header […] Atlanta Braves: Will Any Other Top Prospects Make Their Debut This Year? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Atlanta Braves Ag Report: Walter Borkovich continues dominance

Atlanta Braves Ag Report: Walter Borkovich continues his dominance since his promotion to Florida In a new daily segment for Atlanta Braves fans and minor league aficionados, we will have a daily minor league report here on Tomahawk Take. Enjoy! Transactions 1B Carlos Franco placed on DL by Gwinnett Gwinnett Stripers 4, Buffalo Bisons 2 […] Atlanta Braves Ag Report: Walter Borkovich continues dominance - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Gaurav Vedak

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Austin Riley goes 3-for-4, while Trey Riley Ks 4 in 2 innings

Austin Riley bounced back, while Trey Riley was dominant in his two innings of work.

(56-64) Buffalo Bisons 2, (59-61) Gwinnett Stripers 4 Austin Riley, 3B: 3-for-4, 2B, .298/.369/.501 Danny Santana, CF: 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, R, .261/.285/.502 Luiz Gohara, SP: 3.2IP 1H 0R 1BB 3K Sam Freeman, RP: 1.0IP 0H 1BB 2K Jacob Webb, RP: 1.0IP 0H 0R 1BB 1K

The Danny Santana power show continued last night as Danny connected on his 15th homer of the season - this one in the third inning to help put...

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Ivan the Great

Fanpost Friday: Which Braves should win awards this year? Which ones will?

Perhaps, at last, leaguewide recognition?

It’s mid-August. The season’s not nearly over, but the end-of-season picture is becoming somewhat clearer. That, and Nolan Arenado is in town. So, that got me thinking — which Braves are going to come down with hardware this year?

You tell me, and tell me why. Freddie Freeman seems like a good case to get MVP votes, and the Rookie of the Year debate has been going on. But, those aren’t the only awards. What will it take for a Braves pitcher...

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Atlanta blows lead late to Rockies

Atlanta had it in the bag, but the final inning was not kind. Braves News Atlanta’s bullpen blows a win opportunity late The Braves got a valiant effort from Julio Teheran who went seven strong innings while allowing just two runs and striking out seven. Dansby Swanson made a costly error in the top of the ninth and the BABIP gods were not kind to Brad Brach who was charged with the blown save. Jose Urena gets off easy after intentionally plunking Acuña In an embarrassing show of...

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Kris Willis

Video: Brian Snitker, Dansby Swanson on loss to Rockies

The Atlanta Braves saw their winning streak come to an end Thursday night with a 5-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies. The Braves carried a lead into the ninth inning but the bullpen was unable to hold it. Here is what they had to say about the loss following the game.

.@Braves manager Brian Snitker reacts to the @Braves loss, the ninth inning and discusses the solid performance from Julio Teheran. #Braves | #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/VVr4MwYXja

— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) August...

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Brad Rowland

Bullpen fails Braves in 5-3 loss to Rockies

Recapping the series opener.

Despite the abject weirdness associated with Wednesday evening’s game, the Atlanta Braves entered a weekend set with the Colorado Rockies riding a five-game winning streak. To make things even more interesting, Atlanta’s chief competition in the NL East lost a game by 20 (yes, 20) runs on Thursday afternoon, setting the stage for what could be a “grand slam” day for Brian Snitker and company. That rosy outlook did not come to fruition, however, as the...

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Eric Cole

Jose Urena suspended just six games for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuna with a pitch

Apparently the punishment for trying to hitting a guy with a fastball is that you get a couple extra days of rest.

Well, so much for prioritizing player safety and the growth of the sport amongst younger fans.

As we all know by now, Jose Urena took it upon himself to hit Ronald Acuna Jr. with a pitch in the final game of the Braves’ four game set against the Marlins. Benches cleared twice in that first inning and it resulted in Braves manager Brian Snitker as well as Urena getting tossed...

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Brad Rowland

Game Thread 8/16/18: Braves vs. Rockies

Join us!

Good evening! The Atlanta Braves took care of business with a sweep of the Miami Marlins but the Colorado Rockies arrive to present a new challenge beginning on Thursday evening. We’ll be here throughout the night for all the latest and we encourage you to be cordial to one another in the comments below.

Ready, set, baseball.


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Marlins SP Jose Urena receives six-game suspension

Major League Baseball announced Thursday that Marlins righty Jose Urena has received a six-game suspension for plunking Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna in Wednesday night's game. Atlanta first base coach Eric Young Sr. was also hit with a one-game ban for his role in the ensuing melee.Depending upon one’s point of view — and everyone seems to have one on this particular subject — the suspension will likely seem appropriate or gallingly short. This is a rather typical MLB punishment...

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MLB’s six-game suspension of Jose Ureña is not enough

MLB did not take long to suspend Jose Ureña for hitting Ronald Acuña Jr. in Wednesday’s game, but the suspension was not enough.MLB announced on Thursday that Ureña has been suspended six games for his actions. Braves first base coach Eric Young Sr. was also suspended a game for his role in the fight. MLB should be credited for acting swiftly, but the punishment is too weak.Ureña threw at a hot hitter with intent because he was too scared to face him. MLB needs to protect its players...

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Atlanta Braves: Did Jose Urena help the Braves?

Many legitimate things have been said about Jose Urena since hitting Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna last night. How about that he may have aided in a postseason berth? Gutless. A garbage pitcher. A Bush league move. These were all sayings making the rounds last night when Jose Urena decided upon himself to drill Ronald […] Atlanta Braves: Did Jose Urena help the Braves? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Ronald Acuna to Lead off for Braves After Elbow Injury on Intentional Beaning

Atlanta Braves shortstop Ronald Acuna will bat first in the team's game against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, per Kelsey Wingert of Fox Sports South, just a day removed from taking a pitch to the elbow against the Miami Marlins ...

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Brad Rowland

Acuña leads off as Braves begin four-game set with Rockies

Thursday’s lineups are here.

Wednesday night’s fireworks thankfully did not create a long-term injury for Ronald Acuña and the Atlanta Braves will open a four-game set against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday evening. While most expected the mega-talented youngster to rest for at least one game, the Braves announced the lineup for the series opener and Acuña was in his familiar lead-off spot.

Five wins in a row. Let's make it six.#ChopOn https://t.co/oXSGGTpHnP...

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Ronald Acuna day-to-day after hit-by-pitch

Good news, Atlanta Braves fans. It looks like Ronald Acuña Jr. is going to be okay.Wednesday night, Miami Marlins pitcher José Ureña started his evening with the fastest pitch he’s ever thrown to open a game (97.5 mph). Unfortunately, he did so with every intention of drilling the 20-year-old Acuña. The very next inning, Acuña would leave the game due to forearm/elbow tightness.Mission accomplished, we guess?But according to ESPN, Acuña looks to have avoided any serious damage. The...

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Braves rumors: Who could Braves target in August trade?

The Atlanta Braves made a number of moves before the non-waiver trade deadline. Who could Braves rumors target via waivers in August? July 31st has come and gone and so has the non-waiver trade deadline. The Atlanta Braves made a flurry of moves in the days leading up to the deadline, but could possibly still […] Braves rumors: Who could Braves target in August trade? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Brad Rowland

Braves host Rockies in search of sixth consecutive win

A new series begins.

After the general madness of Wednesday evening, the Atlanta Braves will take the field again on Thursday night and, this time, a different team will be in the opposing dugout. The Colorado Rockies arrive in Atlanta to begin a four-game series and the home team will place a five-game winning streak on the line.

The Braves are, unequivocally, playing some of their best baseball of the season at the moment and that provides optimism. With that said, it is likely reasonable...

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