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Eric Cole

Braves to extend protective netting to foul poles at SunTrust Park

SunTrust Park will look a little different by the end of September | Photo by Logan Riely/Beam Imagination/Atlanta Braves/Getty Images

The Braves will become the latest team to extend protective netting to the foul poles by the end of September

In recent years, we have seen an increase in high profile incidents where fans have been hurt by balls and bats flying into the stands as well as teams taking proactive steps to try and prevent future incidents from occurring.

Earlier this season,...

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Braves are latest team to extend protective netting

It’s now becoming somewhat of a theme around the Major League Baseball world after several scary incidents of fans getting hit by foul balls over the past few years. We have seen a multitude of teams extend protective netting in recent months. The Atlanta Braves are the latest. They announced on Monday a plan to have the project completed by the end of September. It will be just in time for the playoffs. The Braves also released a model of how it will ultimately look. Teams have faced...

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Kris Willis

Atlanta Braves off day open thread

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The Atlanta Braves will enjoy an off day on Monday before resuming their home stand with a three-game series against the Marlins.

Here is tonight’s minor league schedule:

Pensacola vs Mississippi - 6:05 - DH

Kingsport vs Danville - 6:30

Gwinnett vs Norfolk - 7:05

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Scott Coleman

Braves announce 2020 Spring Training schedule

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The Braves will move from Orlando to North Port this winter.

The Braves released their 2020 Spring Training schedule today, which includes 17 games at Cool Today Park in North Port, Florida, their new home after many years at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.

The Braves will begin the spring at home on Saturday, February 22 as they welcome to Baltimore Orioles to town. They will also host the Detroit Tigers in the split squad game the following day....

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Matt Powers

A first look at newest Gwinnett Stripers Ian Anderson, Drew Waters, Cristian Pache, and Tucker Davidson

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An in person look at the four top prospects just promoted from Mississippi to Gwinnett in the past week.

This past weekend the Gwinnett Stripers came to Scranton Wilkes-Barre to take on the Railriders, just days after the Braves promoted a quartet of top prospects from Mississippi to Gwinnett. That quartet - Cristian Pache, Ian Anderson, Drew Waters, and Tucker Davidson - had been having great seasons in Double A, but...

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Matt Powers

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap 8/18: Drew Waters big game

Drew Waters | Photo Credit: Garrett Spain

Sunday saw Drew Waters have a three hit game, while Greyson Jenista has another multi-hit game.

Gwinnett Stripers 3, Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 9

Box Score

Drew Waters, RF: 3-4, RBI, 2 R, .809 OPS Cristian Pache, CF: 0-4, .451 OPS Patrick Weigel, SP: 2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 3.13 ERA

After dominating the Railriders for two straight weekends, the Stripers finally gave up a second win over the two weekends to the Yankees affiliate. Patrick...

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Kris Willis

Atlanta Braves News: Rafael Ortega slams Dodgers, Acuña controversy and more

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Rafael Ortega is Atlanta’s latest hero.

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Rafael Ortega’s slam is the difference for the Braves in 5-3 win over the Dodgers

Rafael Ortega’s sixth inning grand slam was the difference in a 5-3 win by the Braves over the Dodgers. Max Fried allowed a three-run home run in the first inning to Cody Bellinger then settled down and allowed nothing else over five innings. Atlanta’s bullpen took over from there...

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Brad Rowland

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 180: Series wins, injuries and a high-profile removal

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Let’s talk about stuff.

Hello, friends.

The Talking Chop Podcast is back with another Atlanta Braves-centric show on this fine Sunday and there is plenty to discuss with the squad. TC’s Eric Cole joins us for this week’s episode and topics include the following:

A bunch of roster moves happened this week, which is rare for August in the new MLB climate What happens in a world without Ender Inciarte for 4 to 6 weeks? Updates on Austin Riley and...

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Demetrius Bell

Both Snitker and Acuña handled Sunday’s situation like professionals

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Even if the Braves lost Sunday’s game against the Dodgers, both Brian Snitker and Ronald Acuña Jr. showed that they were able to treat adverse situations like adults.

Sunday’s game was eventful, to say the least. For starters, the Braves picked up a huge, morale-boosting series win over the Dodgers, with the bullpen coming up big for the second day in a row and Rafael Ortega (of all people) hitting a grand slam to put the Braves ahead against...

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Brian Snitker Pulls Ronald Acuna Jr. for Lack of Hustle: 'You've Got to Run'

Ronald Acuna Jr. is one of the best young players in baseball, but he had to be taught a hard lesson Sunday...

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Kris Willis

Ronald Acuña Jr, Brian Snitker comment on 4th inning benching

Brian Snitker removed Ronald Acuña Jr. from Sunday’s game during the fourth inning after the outfielder failed to run out of the box on a ball that hit high off the right centerfield wall. Acuña ended up having to settle for a single, was later thrown out trying to steal second and the Braves failed to score in the inning.

Atlanta would eventually rally for a 5-3 win behind a grand slam from Rafael Ortega and another strong performance from the bullpen.

Snitker was asked about the...

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Kris Willis

Rafael Ortega’s slam is the difference for the Braves in 5-3 win over the Dodgers

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The Braves get a big performance from an unlikely source.

Rafael Ortega’s sixth inning grand slam was the difference for the Atlanta Braves in a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Things didn’t start well for Max Fried who ran into trouble immediately. Fried issued a leadoff walk to A.J. Pollock but immediately picked him off at first. He then allowed back-to-back singles to Justin Turner and Will Smith before Cody Bellinger hit his 42nd home run of...

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Braves bench Ronald Acuna Jr. for lack of hustle

Ronald Acuna Jr. may be one of the most heralded young stars in Major League Baseball, but that doesn’t make him immune to discipline when he makes a mental error. Acuna watched a fly ball he hit in the bottom of the third inning as if it was a home run, but it ultimately hit off the right field wall. What should have been an extra base hit turned into a single, and Acuna was ultimately thrown out trying to steal second. Manager Brian Snitker wasted no time pulling Acuna from the game,...

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Kris Willis

Dodgers vs Braves game thread

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The Atlanta Braves will look to secure a series win over the Los Angeles Dodgers when the two teams meet again Sunday afternoon at SunTrust Park. The Dodgers took Game 1 on Friday 8-3 but the Braves bounced back with a 4-3 win on Saturday. Max Fried has been lights out of late and will be on the mound for Atlanta. Los Angeles will counter with rookie right-hander Tony Gonsolin with fellow rookie Dustin May also scheduled to make a relief appearance.

Coverage...

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Kris Willis

Rafael Ortega, Matt Joyce start in Sunday’s series finale against Dodgers

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Ortega will make his first start in a Braves uniform.

The Atlanta Braves will try to capture a series win on Sunday when they wrap up a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Max Fried has been lights out in August and will look to continue his success on Sunday against a formidable Dodgers lineup.

Brian Snitker will play the matchups with Rafael Ortega making his first start of the season for the Braves in left field....

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Eric Cole

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Freddy Tarnok continues late season surge

Photo Credit: Garrett Spain

There was a really full slate of games on Saturday highlighted by some strong pitching performances.

Gwinnett Stripers 8, Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 7 - F/11

Box Score

Andres Blanco, 2B: 1-2, 4 BB, HR, 3 RBI, .820 OPS Johan Camargo, 3B: 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI, BB Ian Anderson, SP: 7 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 5.63 ERA

Ian Anderson looked dominant for most of his outing and after he had a rough inning, the offense backed him up in Gwinnett’s 8-7 win over the...

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Kris Willis

August 18: Dodgers vs Braves

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Max Fried and the Atlanta Braves will try to nail down a big series win against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday afternoon at SunTrust Park.

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Kris Willis

Max Fried, Braves look to secure a series win against the Dodgers

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Fried looks to continue his stellar August Sunday against Los Angeles.

The Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers will meet Sunday in a rubber match of their three-game series at SunTrust Park. The Dodgers took Game 1 8-3 behind a late barrage of home runs. The Braves got back-to-back homers from Josh Donaldson and Adam Duvall and a rare good bullpen performance to finish off a 4-3 win.

Max Fried will take his turn on the mound Sunday for Atlanta....

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Kris Willis

Atlanta Braves News: Bullpen comes through, injury updates and more

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The Braves outlasted the Dodgers Saturday night in a playoff atmosphere at SunTrust Park.

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Braves knock off Dodgers behind good bullpen performance

Josh Donaldson and Adam Duvall hit back-to-back homers while Shane Greene and Mark Melancon preserved a one-run lead with a pair of shutout innings to help the Braves to a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Atlanta will try to secure a series win in the finale on Sunday.

Ender Inciarte...

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Sam Meredith

Braves knock off Dodgers after stellar bullpen performance

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

There was some good baseball played in Atlanta tonight.

The two best teams in the National League were back at it this evening as the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers went to battle once again.

On the mound for the Braves was Mike Foltynewicz who has struggled this season.

The opening inning started off on a sour note for Folty as Ozzie Albies committed an error to put Joc Pederson on-base, but Freddie Freeman came to his rescue with a marvelous snag...

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