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Atlanta Braves: John Foltynewicz or Mike Smoltz

Mike Foltynewicz is the next John Smoltz! Or, at least, that’s what I hoped prior to the start of the season. The 6’4” 220lb right-hander looks like Smoltz. Minus Smoltz’s opening stretch with his glove overhead, they have a similar pitching motion. Foltynewicz’s toolbox of pitches includes a four seam fastball, slider, sinker, curveball and change-up while Smoltz used a four seam fastball, split-finger fastball, slider, curveball and change-up. Pretty similar. Foltynewicz’s...

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Kyle Parmley

Game Preview: Mike Foltynewicz looking for fourth straight win

The Braves and Giants play late Saturday night in the second game of the series.

The Braves will try to make it worthwhile for fans to stay up extremely late once again on Saturday night (but most don’t have to go to work on Monday, so it should be fine, right?).

On Friday night, Jaime Garcia pitched great and drove in the only two runs of the game in Atlanta’s 2-0 win over the San Francisco Giants. In a battle of (mostly) reliable veterans, Matt Cain and Garcia were both at the top of...

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Atlanta Braves News: Chop, Box, Rio Ruiz Should Keep 3B Job, BRAVES WIN!

Baseball Reference Tomahawk Take Editor’s Note: The Atlanta Braves took on the San Francisco Giants in game one of this three game series.  I applaud you if you live on the east coast and was able to stay up for this game…I’m not counting the young folks at the bar.  I made it to the […] Atlanta Braves News: Chop, Box, Rio Ruiz Should Keep 3B Job, BRAVES WIN! - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Why has Braves’ Bonifacio not been DFA’d? A few theories…

Emilio Bonifacio has seemingly been the bane to the Braves’ existence this season. His .147/.167/.235 slash line is absolutely appalling, but for some reason, he remains on the club. So…are Braves fans missing something? Is there more to this Bonifacio guy than we’re observing? The Atlanta Braves initially acquired Emilio Bonifacio in a trade with […] Why has Braves’ Bonifacio not been DFA’d? A few theories… - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News,...

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Eric Cole

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Acuna and Cumberland have big games

Ronald Acuna continues to not act his age for Mississippi.

Gwinnett Braves 6, Syracuse Chiefs 2

Box Score

Dustin Peterson, LF: 1-4, 3 RBI Ozzie Albies, 2B: 1-4, RBI, .263/.312/.387 Aaron Blair, SP: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 5.40 ERA

Aaron Blair’s up and down season continued on Friday on an up-note as Gwinnett pulled away late to beat Syracuse 6-2. Blair has had a weird season thus far. In 6 of his 9 starts this season, he has given up 2 runs or less and shown real strides with his...

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Kris Willis

Atlanta Braves podcast roundup (May 21-27)

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 66: Freddie Freeman, Matt Adams and more with Gaurav Vedak

Brad is joined by Talking Chop's own Gaurav Vedak to discuss the Freddie Freeman injury, the Matt Adams trade, minor league story lines, Rio Ruiz and much more.

Fox Sports South Chopcast Matt Adams makes perfect sense for shorthanded Braves

The Atlanta Braves found a serviceable replacement for Freddie Freeman in trading for Matt Adams on Saturday. Zach Dillard and Cory McCartney discuss the left-handed...

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Dansby Swanson on dash for Braves’ second run in win over Giants

“Kind of like Run Forrest, Run. … I just kept going.” — Dansby Swanson on dash for Braves’ second run in win over Giants.

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Scott Coleman

Jaime Garcia throws a gem, drives in game’s only runs in 2-0 win

Coming off a couple of tough losses to the Pirates, the Braves needed to bounce back on Friday night. Behind a stellar performance on the mound (and at the plate) by Jaime Garcia, the Braves won, 2-0.

Garcia provided the only offense the Braves would get all night. With two runners on and two outs in the sixth, he stepped to the plate to face Matt Cain, who had been mostly perfect up until that point. Garcia knocked a grounder into left field, which brought Tyler Flowers around third. The...

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Chip Caray and Joe Simpson on Jaime Garcia’s gem as Braves drop Giants

“There’s nothing better than a well-pitched ballgame.” — Chip Caray and Joe Simpson on Jaime Garcia’s gem as #Braves drop Giants.

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Atlanta Braves vs. the mock drafts… who will be right?

This isn’t unusual… when it comes to baseball, there are about as many mock draft guesses as there mock drafts.  Let’s line up a few and see the latest on what everyone thinks will happen on June 12. The Atlanta Braves are picking 5th this year.  That’s about the only fact we can be assured […] Atlanta Braves vs. the mock drafts… who will be right? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Scott Coleman

Bartolo Colon’s time in the Braves’ rotation may be nearing an end

The Bartolo Colon experiment in Atlanta has not gone well so far, and the Braves may be considering a change.

After taking another beating on Thursday, Colon’s ERA ballooned to 6.96 through 53 innings and 10 starts. His FIP is a more tolerable 4.80 — not a great mark by any means, but it does indicate he’s been a tad unlucky so far. Bartolo’s strikeout rate (14.4%) and walk rate (5.9%) are the worst he’s had in 5+ years. His K-BB ratio is 8.4% after three seasons of it being around...

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Atlanta Braves and GM John Coppolella have traded a lot in recent years, ever wonder how we got where we are?

Braves and Coppy love to trade…but has anyone sat down and dissected all the trades? On October 1, 2015 the Atlanta Braves announced that John Coppolella was being promoted to General Manger and had signed a four-year contract.  But that wasn’t the beginning of the 37-years-old (yes, Coppy is only 37) days in Atlanta. Coppy joined […] Atlanta Braves and GM John Coppolella have traded a lot in recent years, ever wonder how we got where we are? - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An...

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Demetrius Bell

Preview: Braves and Giants meet in battle of 20-win teams

Matt Kemp returns to the west coast to face off with his old rivals in San Francisco

Going into the ninth inning of Wednesday night’s game, it seemed as if the Braves were on their way to a third straight win against the Pirates and the thoughts of a coveted four-game sweep crept into my mind, at least — I can’t vouch for your mind, but I can’t imagine I was the only one thinking about that possibility.

Either way, a bullpen implosion ruined that idea, and a bad pitching...

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Gaurav Vedak

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Ian Anderson Ks 11

Ian Anderson twirls an absolute gem in down day across the minors.

Buffalo Bisons 4, Gwinnett Braves 1

Box Score

Ozzie Albies, 2B: 0-for-3, .264/.313/.390

Johan Camargo, SS: 1-for-4, .299/.349/.454

Dustin Peterson, LF: 1-for-4, .250/.348/.350

Lucas Sims, SP: 5.0IP 5H 4ER 3BB 4K, 3.42 ERA

Matt Tuiasosopo got the game started off the right way for Gwinnett hitting a solo homerun to put the home team up 1-0 in the second, unfortunately that was all that happened offensively for Gwinnett as...

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Atlanta Braves First-Quarter Season Review

The season has already had its ups and downs… so let’s step back and see where the Braves really are. The Atlanta Braves are a little over a quarter of the way through their season so I felt it a good time to take a look at where they stand currently and where they’re going […] Atlanta Braves First-Quarter Season Review - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Atlanta Braves News: Chop, Box, Security Steals Ball From Kid, Braves Make It Right With Kid

Baseball Reference Tomahawk Take Editor’s Note: After two solid outings from Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Bartolo Colon (May 15, May 20), came the game on Thursday afternoon.  Colon gave up 10 hits, seven runs, three walks and had only one strikeout.  The inconsistency of the 44-year-old this season has folks around calling for a move. […] Atlanta Braves News: Chop, Box, Security Steals Ball From Kid, Braves Make It Right With Kid - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves...

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Demetrius Bell

Atlanta Braves news and links: Bad day for Bartolo (again)

Bartolo Colon’s rough start to life as an Atlanta Braves pitcher continued on as the Pirates got the best of him on Thursday afternoon.

BRAVES NEWS Pittsburgh jumps on Colon early to sink Atlanta

It was another rough day on the mound for Bartolo Colon, as the Braves eventually lost 9-4 to the Pirates to split the four-game series. Five of Pittsburgh’s runs came in the second inning, which was capped off by a three-run dinger from Adam Frazier that made it 5-0 at that point. Things only...

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Braves found life late, but couldn’t make up for a rough outing from Bartolo Colon

Braves found life late, but couldn’t make up for a rough outing from Bartolo Colon. Chip Caray and Joe Simpson recap it all.

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Braves make up with fan ejected by security for interference

The Atlanta Braves tried their best to make up with some fans who many feel were mistreated by an aggressive security member.During the eighth inning of Wednesday’s Braves-Pirates game, a fan reached over the railing and scooped up a ball down the right field line that was in play. The security guard handling that area acted promptly by jumping into the stands to eject the fan for interference. The guard also took the ball away from the child that received it from the adult. There was...

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