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Brady Petree

Braves Minor League Recap: Spencer Schwellenbach excels for Augusta, Mississippi offense erupts

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Schwellenbach spun the longest start of his professional career to date.

It was a relatively successful day down on the farm, as Atlanta’s MiLB affiliates went 3-2 on the day.

Augusta got an elite performance from a top arm and the Mississippi offense showed up and showed out in what were just two of the highlights in a jam-packed day.

(21-30) Gwinnett Stripers 3, (37-14) Norfolk Tide 8 (Game 1) Eli White, CF: 2-4, 2 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI Yolmer Sanchez,...

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Three biggest disappointments through the first third of the season

Yesterday, I covered the three biggest positives through the first third of the season. Now, it’s time for the Braves three biggest disappointments through the first third of the season, some of which are more worrisome than others.

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Shawn Coleman

Daily Hammer Podcast: Braves beat A’s, Enter June in Good Form

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The Braves get a needed win in Oakland.

Though it took a bit longer than anticipated, the Braves got back to their winning ways in Oakland on Wednesday. Another solid start from Jared Shuster, an effective bullpen, good defensive plays, and a bit of power all played a part in the Braves 4-2 victory. Now, as the Braves enter June, they have to be pleased with where they currently stand. A rotation that finally seems to be filled moving forward, some...

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Cassidy Mcmahon

This Day in Braves History: The Phillip Wellman game

Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty ImagesBraves Franchise History

1917 - The Boston Braves’ Hank Gowdy becomes the first major leaguer to enlist in World War I.

1955 - Duke Snider homered three times at Ebbets Field to help the Brooklyn Dodgers to an 11-8 win over the Milwaukee Braves. The Dodgers set a franchise record with six home runs in the game.

1987 - Phil Niekro picks up his 314th win in a 9-6 win by the Indians over the Tigers. The win gives him and his brother Joe a...

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Daniel Hutchinson-Kausch

Braves News: Rebound-ish win, mock drafts, more

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The Braves salvaged a win out of a disastrous series in Oakland before heading to Arizona

The Braves have not had a great few weeks, with the bullpen not living up to it’s billing and inconsistent offense. The offensive struggled were illustrated in a really bad showing this series in Oakland to only score 7 runs in the series against a team allowing an average of 7 runs per game. Of course, this is a tiny sample for the series, but the...

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Two spots the Braves could look to upgrade at the trade deadline

The Braves have struggled over the last month following a scorching hot start to the season. When that happens, some of the team’s flaws are exposed. Alex Anthopoulos has shown in the past he will look to upgrade the roster in any way possible at the trade deadline, even if it means adding to a strength.

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Braves hold down A's in 4-2 win to avoid road sweep

Ronald Acuna Jr. broke out of a mini-slump with two hits and an RBI on Wednesday to help the visiting Atlanta Braves beat the Oakland A's 4-2 and salvage a game in their three-game series.

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Kris Willis

Braves avoid sweep with 4-2 win in Oakland

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Ozzie Albies homered and the bullpen did its job.

Ozzie Albies homered, while Jared Shuster turned in a good performance to help the Atlanta Braves to a 4-2 win over the Oakland Athletics.

Jared Shuster found himself in trouble early as Esteury Ruiz reached on an error by Orlando Arcia. Ruiz then stole second before Brent Rooker popped out. Shuster then picked off Ruiz at second, but walked Ryan Noda. He then got Ramon Laureano to end the...

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Kris Willis

Braves vs. Athletics game thread

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The Atlanta Braves will try to avoid a sweep when they wrap up a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday afternoon. Jared Shuster will get the start for Atlanta while Oakland will go with righty James Kaprielian.

First pitch is scheduled for 3:37 p.m. ET and can be seen on Bally Sports South.

Pregame notes ESPN projects OF Chase Davis to Braves in latest mock draft Wednesday’s Preview Wednesday’s Lineups

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Just how ridiculous is AJ Smith-Shawver’s rise to the bigs

The Braves did the unthinkable yesterday, calling up 20-year-old top prospect AJ Smith-Shawver to the majors. The right-hander has been nearly unhittable on the farm, but he also began the season in high-A Rome, pitching only 19 innings between AA-AAA before receiving the call.

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Kris Willis

Travis d’Arnaud in the lineup for Braves in series finale in Oakland

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Sean Murphy sits for Wednesday’s series finale.

After another tough loss Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves will try to avoid a sweep Wednesday when they wrap up a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics. The Braves are 32-23 and currently hold a four-game lead in the NL East over the Marlins and Mets. The A’s are 12-45 and secured their second series win of the season with Tuesday’s win. Jared Shuster will get the start...

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Top five National League MVP contenders

As May comes to a close, division races are taking shape and great players are separating themselves from the rest of the league. Here are the top five NL MVP contenders two months into the season.

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Why the Atlanta Braves Were Right to Promote AJ Smith-Shawver

There have been some big names promoted during the 2023 season. While not all have faired well in their debuts, prospect fanatics are still enthralled with the chance to see their teams future begin to make their way to the Major Leagues.

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Three biggest positives from the first third of the season

MLB’s Opening Day feels like it was yesterday, yet here we are, one-third of the way through a six-month grind. The Braves season thus far has been a mixed bag.

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Kris Willis

Braves look to jumpstart offense behind Jared Shuster in Oakland

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Atlanta has scored just three runs combined over the first two games of the series.

After another disappointing loss Tuesday night, the Atlanta Braves will try to avoid a sweep Wednesday when they wrap up a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics. The Braves dropped their second straight game Wednesday night as Raisel Iglesias walked the bases loaded, before the winning run scored on an error by Austin Riley. Atlanta will turn to rookie...

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Braves' decision to hang on to veteran slugger paying off

Since leading the National League in home runs in 2020 and signing a four-year, $65 million contract that offseason, Marcell Ozuna has been a controversial

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How many All-Stars could the Braves have in Seattle?

Monday’s game against the Oakland Athletics marked the official 1/3 mark for the 2023 season. With All-Star voting beginning on today, I thought it would be fun to take a look at guys that have earned a nod so far from the Braves.

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Devin Csigi

Braves Minor League Recap: Cedric De Grandpre dominates again, Jesse Franklin V has a big day

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De Grandpre continued his solid start to the season for Rome.

The Braves minor league system had an offensive breakout scoring a combined 24 runs across their four games. But their pitching struggled as despite a shutout in one game they allowed 22 runs on the day.

(22-29) Gwinnett Stripers 7, (36-15) Norfolk Tides 9

Vaughn Grissom 0-4, 1 BB Eli White 2-6, 4 K Burrows, SP, 5 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

All but two batters picked up hits for the Stripers, but...

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Bryce Elder continues his magical run, but Braves fall in embarrassing fashion

It has not been a good month for the Braves. Once one of the hottest teams in baseball, they’ve lost 13 of their last 23, and it feels like they may have just hit rock bottom, losing back-to-back games to the A’s to start their week.

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Garrett Spain

ESPN projects OF Chase Davis to Braves in mock draft

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Davis is a power-first outfielder with hit tool questions

The Major League Baseball first year player draft is a bit over a month away, and mock drafts are starting to come at us more frequently. This edition is from Kiley McDaniel at ESPN, who has the Braves taking Arizona’s Chase Davis at 24th overall. Davis is a strong outfielder with the potential to hit for power, but taking in the first round could be a bit of a reach....

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