Dodgers Rally Twice to Defeat Braves for the Pennant

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Dodgers 4, Braves 3 NLCS Game Seven On Wednesday morning, the Atlanta Braves led the NLCS, two games to none. Two days later, they held a three-to-one series lead. They have not won since. Defensive plays by right fielder Mookie Betts saved games for the Los Angeles Dodgers and gave them momentum. Clutch hitting by […] READ MORE


Big Sixth Inning Propels Braves To Game Four Victory Over Dodgers

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Braves 10, Dodgers 2 The Atlanta Braves used a six-run sixth inning and a strong pitching performance from rookie Bryse Wilson to take a 3-1 series lead against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night. The Braves bounced-back in a big way after a lopsided 15-3 loss the night before. As a result, the Dodgers […] READ MORE


Dansby Swanson’s Hot Start: Real or Déjà Vu?

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Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson might be experiencing déjà vu. For the second year in a row, he has begun his offensive campaign with staggering heat. His current numbers rank him close to the top of the league in several categories. He has been promoted in the lineup and finds himself hitting second more often. […] READ MORE


Five MLB Players Off to a Hot Start

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Every season, there are players that get off to hot starts who seemingly fly under-the-radar. Even though this MLB season is slated to be 60 games, that is the case once again. Sometimes, it is because a player gets overshadowed by someone else at their position or another teammate. In other cases, it’s because a […] READ MORE


Atlanta Braves Third Base Preview

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This baseball season is going to be drastically different. That means the Atlanta Braves have a lot of questions to answer. Some of these are unconventional. The rise of COVID-19 has created a lot of problems that the team does not normally face. For instance, the DH in the National League, and who best fits […] READ MORE


Austin Martin 2020 MLB Draft Profile

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Vanderbilt University has a long history of churning out top prospects. Dansby Swanson, Sonny Gray, and David Price all come to mind when talking about the storied program. Austin Martin is next in line when it comes to top prospects and he’s looking to make waves. Martin is currently the second-best prospect, according to MLB.com. […] READ MORE


Atlanta Braves Place Nick Markakis, Dansby Swanson on IL

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The Atlanta Braves have placed both Nick Markakis (fractured left wrist) and Dansby Swanson (right foot contusion) on the 10-day injured list. In a corresponding move, the Braves reinstated Max Fried from the IL and called up outfielder Adam Duvall from Triple-A Gwinnett. #Braves roster moves and injury updates: pic.twitter.com/dV6HUiNVeP — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July […] READ MORE


The Golden Age of Shortstop

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Baseball fans remember the golden age of shortstop. Everyone knew it was the best shortstop group in history. Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Barry Larkin, Nomar Garciaparra, and Omar Vizquel all playing at the same time. No one would ever be able to equal that group. Except it is 2019, and shortstop is entering a new […] READ MORE


Does Defense Still Matter?

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It all began with Dansby Swanson. Maybe it was hyperbole or maybe they honestly believed it, but Braves broadcasters insisted he was an All-Star. While his bat was on the rise, his defense had taken a step (or several) backward. Ergo, despite the offensive improvements, his value had not changed. But in an era of […] READ MORE


Craig Kimbrel Gets First Save for Chicago Cubs

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Craig Kimbrel Gets First Save Craig Kimbrel notched his first save as a Chicago Cub Thursday against the Atlanta Braves. He made quick work of his first two batters, but lost control against the next two batters he faced. In a 9-7 win against the Braves, Kimbrel came in to close out the game in […] READ MORE