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Matt Powers

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap 6/16: Victor Vodnik, William Contreras, Greyson Jenista highlight day

On a winless day in the farm system, we saw two struggling bats get going and one of the most interesting young arms in the system put up another strong performance.

Sunday saw the Braves farm system play three games, and lose each one. While we did see two of the top starting pitcher prospects in the system struggle on the day, we may have seen the step forward needed for both of the recent bats promoted to Mississippi, as well as another big appearance from Victor Vodnik, and more...

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Kris Willis

June 17: Mets vs Braves

Mike Soroka takes the mound for the Atlanta Braves on Monday when they open up a three-game series against the New York Mets.

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Kris Willis

Braves News: Series win over Phillies, Sean Newcomb update and more

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Braves Get Statement Win, Beat Down Phillies 15-1

The Atlanta Braves wrapped up their series against the Phillies in style with a 15-1 blowout win. Josh Donaldson homered for the third straight game while Mike Foltynewicz allowed one run over six innings to hold the Phillies at bay.

Newcomb “feels fine” after frightening injury

Good news for Sean Newcomb who may have escaped serious injury after being struck by a batted ball in the head during Saturday’s game...

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Brad Rowland

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 170: Stay hot, Braves

Happy Sunday, friends.

It was an awesome week for the Atlanta Braves and the Talking Chop Podcast is back to discuss everything that transpired. TC’s Eric Cole joins the show for Episode 170 and topics include the following:

Eric’s thoughts on the MLB Draft and Atlanta’s evolving approach Checking in on early All-Star voting for the Braves and how things might shake out Kevin Gausman is on the injured list and AJ Minter is back Eric’s view of the Dallas Keuchel signing and how he...

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Doc Herbert

Braves Get Statement Win, Beat Down Phillies 15-1

The Braves’ offense stayed in high gear on Sunday and helped the Braves stretch the division lead to 2 ½ games

If the Braves were feeling ill effects of losing a late-night heartbreaker on Saturday, they certainly didn’t show on Sunday afternoon. The offense stayed white hot, dropping a 15-1 drubbing on a beleaguered Phillies pitching staff. Mike Foltynewicz was wild, but effectively so, and put up one of his better starts of the season on his way to his second win.

The Braves set...

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Anthony Traurig

Update: Newcomb “feels fine” after frightening injury

Sean Newcomb may have dodged a serious bullet. After taking a 102-mph line drive off the back of the head in last night’s game against the Phillies, Mark Bowman reports that Newcomb slept well and is feeling fine the day after.

Newcomb slept throughout the night without any problem. He has a bump on his head and his neck is a little stiff. But other than that, he says he feels fine. https://t.co/AgqtSF3q4c

— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) June 16, 2019

Newcomb reportedly passed all testing...

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Doc Herbert

Braves vs. Phillies, June 16, 2019: Game Thread and Discussion

It’s Foltynewicz vs. Velasquez in a Sunday matinee

Bragging rights are at stake this afternoon, as the Braves and Phillies will each seek to sway the series. Though the Phillies will walk away from this series with the better head-to-head season record between the two, the Braves could even the series record at one apiece with a victory today.

The Braves’ offense, which has been on a roll recently, has looked rejuvenated against a Phillies team that stifled them in the first weekend of...

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Doc Herbert

Snitker Stays The Course While Injuries Force Kapler To Get Weird

No lineup trickery today as Snitker goes with the standard lineup

While both the Braves and the Phillies would love to scratch a win across today, Brian Snitker and Gabe Kapler will be going about it in different ways. Snitker will roll with his standard configuration, while Kapler will make some small tweaks that have earned him a reputation as a perpetual tinkerer.

First pitch at 1:20 today at @SunTrustPark!#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/C95Eiuelqw

— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 16,...

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Eric Cole

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Pache and Waters both go yard, Keuchel goes seven innings

The two usual suspects down in Mississippi did some real damage.

Gwinnett Stripers 0, Syracuse Mets 5

Box Score

Adam Duvall, LF: 0-3, .932 OPS Ben Rowen, SP: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 3.02 ERA

We won’t linger here long as Gwinnett only managed two hits and Ben Rowen got roughed up after he had to me a start on short notice in the Stripers’ 5-0 loss. Huascar Ynoa had to make a trip to the big leagues which led to Gwinnett having to cobble together innings for the game on Saturday...

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Doc Herbert

Braves Seek to Swing Series in Rubber Match Against Phillies

The Braves will stay in first place no matter what happens today, but a victory would create some breathing room

Atlanta’s eight-game winning streak is now a thing of the past, but the Braves still sit atop the NL East by 1½ games over the Phillies. After a ninth-inning bullpen implosion caused the Braves to drop one at the hands of their division rival on Saturday night, the Braves will try to start a new winning streak on Sunday afternoon and create some distance at the top of the...

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Dillon Cloud

Braves News: Bullpen woes are not exclusive to the Phillies, unfortunately

The Braves blew another save, and the shortcomings for this team are quickly being pared down to a singular issue.


Braves can’t hold onto lead in ninth, lose 6-5 to Phillies

The Braves were down, then they led, then they lost. This team still needs a closer, just like it did in April. Those recurring issues aside, the offense was solid again, scoring five runs highlighted by a missile into the Hank Aaron Terrace by Josh Donaldson, which gave Atlanta a 5-4 lead at the time. The...

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Sam Meredith

Braves can’t hold onto lead in ninth, lose 6-5 to Phillies

Luke Jackson made one of the most costly errors of the season so far.

After a dramatic walkoff win in last night’s game the Braves were back in action tonight against the Philadelphia Phillies and Aaron Nola.

The Braves drew first blood in the second inning against the struggling Nola as Austin Riley sent a ball out to left field for his 11th home run of the season to give the Braves a quick 1-0 lead.

Sean Newcomb was impressive, making a spot start out of the bullpen. Sadly though his...

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Eric Cole

Sean Newcomb leaves game in third inning after taking line drive to his head

Sean Newcomb had to leave his start early on Saturday after getting hit by a line drive.

One of the absolute scariest things about the game of baseball is when a line drive comes right back at a pitcher. There are guys who throw 100+ mph that would definitely be scary to get a HBP from, but the batter is prepared for a ball headed in his direction. That isn’t always the case with pitchers, pitchers are often not in a great position to defend themselves after their delivery, and it is often...

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Sam Meredith

Braves vs. Phillies game thread

Newcomb vs. Nola

The Braves are back at it tonight looking to extend their lead in the NL East to 3.5 games. In case you missed it earlier today we broke down the pitching matchup between Sean Newcomb and Aaron Nola. The teams also released their lineups, and you can find links to those posts just below:

Preview | Lineups

We’re so glad you’ve decided to join us for tonight’s game. Please feel free to join in the conversation down below, but please remember to keep things civil. Enjoy...

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Sam Meredith

Tyler Flowers in to catch Newcomb in game two

Brian McCann will get some rest.

The Braves will give Brian McCann the game off tonight. He has to have a sore back after he carried the team on it in last night’s game.

Here is how Atlanta stacks up:

Let's make it 9? in a row.#ChopOn | #VoteBraves pic.twitter.com/P0eAIw3rTc

— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 15, 2019

The Phillies won’t change much of their lineup at all. We’ll see if their offense can be stifled tonight by Sean Newcomb.

Here is Gabe Kapler’s lineup:


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Ivan the Great

Braves option Dan Winkler, promote Huascar Ynoa to the majors

Bullpen merry-go-round: the continuation

It feels like it’s been at least a little while since the Braves have engaged in bullpen swapsies (indeed, the May 20 acquisition of Anthony Swarzak was the most recent reliever-for-reliever roster move), but they’re at it again before Game Two of their series with the Philadelphia Phillies.

The #Braves today recalled RHP Huascar Ynoa from Triple-A Gwinnett and optioned RHP Dan Winkler to @GoStripers.

— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 15,...

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Sam Meredith

Newcomb looks to continue great run with spot start against Philadelphia

The big lefty has been dynamite in relief this season.

Sean Newcomb has not made a start for the Braves since April 13th when the team decided that his skill-set might be better suited in the bullpen.

Since then Newcomb has been nothing short of fantastic through 16 relief outings. However, with Kevin Gausman going down with “plantar fasciitis” last week Newcomb will be pressed into starting duty until Dallas Keuchel is deemed ready to make his debut.

Newcomb started 30 games for Atlanta...

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Garrett Spain

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Wright Strikes out Ten

Kyle Wright was masterful for Gwinnett with 10 strikeouts over 7 2?3 innings innings. Drew Waters had four hits to lead Mississippi’s offense.

(37-29) Gwinnett Stripers 11, (32-35) Syracuse Mets 4

Box Score

Travis Demeritte, LF: 2-5, 2B, RBI, .282/.372/.565 Jonathan Morales, C: 2-5, 2B, RBI .385/.429/.629 Kyle Wright, SP: 7.2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 10 K, 6.02 ERA

An eleven run performance from the Stripers offense backed up a dominant outing by Kyle Wright, and Gwinnett came out of...

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Kris Willis

Braves News: No quit in this team

Braves extend winning streak to eight-straight.

Atlanta Braves News

Braves shock Phillies with late heroics from Brian McCann to win 9-8

Brian McCann delivered a two-run walk-off single in the ninth to help the Atlanta Braves complete a miraculous comeback in a 9-8 win over the Phillies. Atlanta scored seven runs from the seventh inning on including three in the ninth to pull off the victory.

Braves’ upcoming stretch before All Star Game will be vital to club’s chances in NL East


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Watch as the Atlanta Braves complete an incredible comeback against the Philadelphia Phillies

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