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Kris Willis

The Daily Chop: Winning streak at 4, Chris Martin heads to the injured list and more

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Atlanta will go for a sweep on Sunday.

If you needed a reminder for how quick things can turn in a normal MLB season, then Atlanta Braves served that right up. After starting the season 0-4, the Braves have won four straight and are back to .500. Atlanta will go for a sweep Sunday when they conclude their three-game series with the Phillies on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball.

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Freddie Freeman homered for the second straight game and drove in three runs...

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Braves hammer Phillies 8-1 in 2021 home opener

Friday night at Truist Park was amazing. The Braves won their fifth-straight home opener there thanks to a 4-for-5 performance from Ronald Acuna Jr. and six strong innings from starting pitcher Charlie Morton.

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Braves outlast Phillies for 5-4 win

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Freddie Freeman homered for the second straight game to overcome an early deficit.

The Atlanta Braves secured a series win over the Philadelphia Phillies with a 5-4 win Saturday night at Truist Park.

It was a tough start for Ian Anderson who needed 30 pitches to escape the first inning. Anderson walked Andrew McCutchen to lead off the game. After a fly out by Rhys Hoskins, Bryce Harper and Alec Bohm recorded back to back singles to load the bases. Didi Gregorius...

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Phillies vs Braves game thread

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Braves look to “Mix it up” again versus the Phillies.

The Atlanta Braves are back in action Saturday night when they will try to extend their winning streak to four-straight games in a matchup with the Philadelphia Phillies. The Braves scored an 8-1 win in their home opener Friday night behind a big night at the plate by Ronald Acuña Jr. and a solid performance on the mound by Charlie Morton. Ian Anderson will make his second start of the season for...

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Kris Willis

Braves roll out normal lineup for Saturday’s matchup against Phillies

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After an 0-4 start, the Atlanta Braves will look to climb back to the .500 mark Saturday night when they continue a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Braves extended their winning streak to three straight Friday night with an 8-1 win in their home opener. Ian Anderson will make his second start of the season while the Phillies will counter with right-hander Zach Eflin.

Brian Snitker will roll out the team’s normal lineup against...

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Kris Willis

April 10: Phillies vs Braves

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The Atlanta Braves will try to make it four straight wins and climb back to the .500 mark when they continue their series series against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday at Truist Park. Atlanta extended their winning streak to three games Friday thanks to homers by Ronald Acuña Jr., Ehire Adrianza and Freddie Freeman along with a solid performance on the mound by Charlie Morton.

Ian Anderson will make his second start of the season for the Braves...

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Ian Anderson, Braves look to extend winning streak against Phillies

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The Braves are looking for their fourth straight win

The Atlanta Braves are looking to get back to the .500 mark for the season Saturday night when they continue their home opening series against the Philadelphia Phillies. After starting the season with four straight losses, Atlanta has won three straight including an 8-1 win in Friday’s home opener. Saturday’s game will feature a pitching rematch from last Sunday with Ian Anderson squaring off against...

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MLB afternoon game thread

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For those of you with MLB.tv, there is a full slate of action on the MLB slate for Saturday afternoon that will take you up to the Braves and Phillies for tonight. Here is a look at this afternoon’s MLB schedule.

1:10 p.m. ET - Marlins vs Mets
MIA - Trevor Rodgers
NYM - Jacob deGrom

1:10 p.m. ET - Yankees vs Rays
NYY - Domingo German
TBR - Chris Archer

2:10 p.m. ET - Mariners vs Twins
SEA - Yusei Kikuchi
MIN - Michael Pineda

2:15 p.m. ET - Brewers vs...

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Braves place RP Chris Martin on 10-Day injured list

The Braves announced that right-hander Chris Martin has been placed on the 10-day injured list.

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Braves place Chris Martin on 10-day injured list, recall Jacob Webb

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Martin last pitched on April 4.

The Atlanta Braves placed reliever Chris Martin on the 10-day injured list Saturday morning due to right shoulder inflammation. The Braves recalled reliever Jacob Webb to take Martin’s place on the roster.

The #Braves today recalled RHP Jacob Webb from the team’s alternate training site and placed RHP Chris Martin on the 10-day IL, retroactive to April 7, with right shoulder inflammation.

— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) April...

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Bryce Harper has hilarious interaction with Braves fan

Bryce Harper went viral Friday night for an amusing interaction with an Atlanta Braves fan.

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SB Nation Reacts: Fans remain confident in Braves’ offense

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For good reason.

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged-in Atlanta Braves fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

According to the latest SB Nation Reacts survey, 79 percent of Atlanta fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s down from 98 percent to start the season.

A part of that confidence comes from feelings about the team’s...

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The Daily Chop: Braves win home opener handily, Adrianza returns and more

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The Braves had themselves some fun on Friday evening.

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Braves derail Wheeler, cruise to 8-1 home opener victory

The home opener for the Braves went quite well. Charlie Morton was excellent, Ronald Acuna Jr. posted one his best games as a pro, and the Braves rolled to an easy 8-1 win.

Braves acquire Edgar Santana from Pirates for cash considerations

The Braves remain watchful for players, particularly bullpen arms, that they can add for depth...

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Braves derail Wheeler, cruise to 8-1 home opener victory

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Ronald Acuña Jr. had a huge homer and a huge night as the Braves got all sorts of revenge on the Phillies

Now, that’s more like it.

After being dominated by Zack Wheeler on both sides of the ball last Saturday, the Braves obliterated him and the Phillies for a big home opener victory. Ronald Acuña Jr. was the master of ceremonies for the happy occasion, going 4-for-5 with an epic go-ahead homer and a run-saving catch, while Charlie Morton carved...

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GameThread, 4/9/2021: Phillies @ Braves, Home Opener

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Zack Wheeler vs. Charlie Morton

Here we go for the seventh time this season, and the first featuring the Braves at home.

Will Charlie Morton have a happy homecoming? Can the Braves do anything against Zack Wheeler? Can they at least stop him from reaching base? Will Jean Segura do anything but swing at a pitch in the dirt with two strikes? How many homers will Ronald Acuña Jr. hit?

Stay tuned.

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Braves reinstate Ehire Adrianza from restricted list, send Johan Camargo to alternate site

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The Braves got their bench back in order before the home opener this evening.

One of the more fun stories from spring training this year was the emergence of Ehire Adrianza as the utility infielder version of Babe Ruth. No, that performance was not and is not sustainable, but the guy played extremely well and seemingly won a bench spot over perennial bench player Johan Camargo who had been expected to handle the utility infield duties...

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Braves lineup returns to original configuration for rematch with Wheeler

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It’s the usual

In 2018, the Braves played 162 games and their most commonly-used lineup happened just 10 times. One year later, there was a bit more stability, with one lineup seeing play 21 times, and another 11. During the pandemic-shortened 2020, everything went to hell, as the Braves used 51 batting orders in 60 games, and the most they used any particular order was five times.

Well, 2021 is not looking much like 2020 in this regard, as the Braves’...

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Braves look to curb Wheeler in home opener

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The Morton-Wheeler matchup went poorly for the Braves in Philadelphia. Can they get a better result at home?

It’s been a while since the Braves were able to take the field at Truist Park (sorry, I still can’t take that name seriously): October 1, 2020, was their last game under Georgia skies, even though they went on to compete in two other postseason series after that. Since then, they’ve had an offseason, a Grapefruit League stint in Florida, and oh...

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Who will fill in the rotation until Mike Soroka’s ready?

With Mike Soroka seemingly close to a return, the Braves opted to begin the season with a four-man rotation of Max Fried, Charlie Morton, Ian Anderson, and Drew Smyly.

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Expect Freddie Freeman to get back on track tonight against Zack Wheeler

Last year’s NL MVP is off to a sluggish start, recording just two hits in his first 18 at-bats (.111 average). One of those knocks did leave the yard, though, and in typical Freddie fashion, he already has five walks — the most on the team (Marcell Ozuna is next with three).

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