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Brewers vs Braves final score: Atlanta falls in series finale 6-2

The Atlanta Braves fall to 2-20 at Turner Field after a 6-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers The Atlanta Braves dropped their fourth straight game Thursday night with a 6-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. The Braves jumped out to an early lead but saw their bats once again fall silent late in a game that also featured a one hour and 17 minute rain delay. Atlanta got on the board early...
Via Talking Chop
8 hours ago

Braves outfielder Hector Olivera suspended through Aug. 1

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves' dismal season took another turn for the worse Thursday when outfielder Hector Olivera was suspended through Aug. 1 for his arrest on domestic violence charges. The suspension, announced by commissioner Rob Manfred, is without pay and covers 82 games, retroactive to April 30. Olivera was arrested April 13 at a hotel outside Washington, D.C., charged...
Via Associated Press
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Hector Olivera accepts 82-game suspension after assault charge

NEW YORK -- Atlanta Braves outfielder Hector Olivera has accepted a suspension without pay through Aug. 1 for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy.Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. announced the suspension Thursday, saying it is retroactive to April 30 and covers 82 games. Major League Baseball said Olivera will not appeal...
Via Associated Press
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB Hands Out The Lengthiest Domestic Violence Suspension To Atlanta Braves Hector Olivera

Braves Hector Olivera Has Been Suspended By The MLB Major League Baseball has issued the hammer on Atlanta Braves outfielder/infielder Hector Olivera.  The MLB announced on Thursday afternoon that the 31-year-old will be suspended without pay until August 1, 2016. The suspension is retroactive to April 30, meaning Olivera is suspended for 82 games in […] MLB Hands Out The Lengthiest...
Via Tomahawk Take
13 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Discussion: Julio Teheran Defying Norms

There’s been much debate on Atlanta Braves Julio Teheran… …concerning his split between ERA and FIP/xFIP.  First and foremost, if you’re not aware of the metrics I’m going to discuss in today’s article, here is an explanation of both FIP and xFIP by Fangraphs:  “Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) measures what a player’s ERA would look like over […] Atlanta...
Via Tomahawk Take
17 hours ago

Could Arodys Vizcaino join Julio Teheran and Nick Markakis on the trade market?

A high-profile breakdown of MLB's trade market unearths a new name and people are surprised. Throughout the 2016 season, there has been a ton of speculation surrounding the Atlanta Braves and potential trades involving veteran players. From Erick Aybar and Jason Grilli on the low end to Nick Markakis and, potentially, Julio Teheran on the high end, no veteran outside of Freddie Freeman...
Via Talking Chop
18 hours ago

Atlanta Braves Freddie Freeman’s Bat Has Been Absent When It Matters Most

Freddie Freeman is currently struggling offensively where it matters most. Is he truly the elite offensive first basemen that so many of us think he is? Freddie Freeman is no doubt the most beloved Atlanta Brave currently. He’s Braves fans link to the past and hope for the future. Freeman is batting .256 on the year after […] Atlanta Braves Freddie Freeman’s Bat Has Been...
Via Tomahawk Take
19 hours ago

Snitker on Braves' 13-inning loss to Brewers: 'We stayed in it and gave ourselves a chance'

'We stayed in it and gave ourselves a chance.' -- Brian Snitker talks Casey Kelly, Mike Foltynewicz, more from Braves 13-inning loss to Brewers.
Via FOX Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brewers beat Braves in 13 innings after Villar single

ATLANTA -- Jonathan Villar's run-scoring single in the 13th inning gave the Milwaukee Brewers a 3-2 victory over the Braves, sending Atlanta to another home loss Wednesday night. Villar lined an 0-2 pitch into left field off Casey Kelly (0-2), who had been scheduled to start for the Braves on Saturday. Instead, he wound up going four innings after the Braves used up their entire...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What makes the pairing of Braves' Inciarte and Smith so effective?

What makes the pairing of Ender Inciarte and Mallex Smith so effective? Braves' Gordon Beckham weighs in.
Via FOX Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves, Academy Sports + Outdoors award kids with bikes

The Braves' Daniel Castro and Reid Brignac and Academy Sports + Outdoors awarded some deserving kids with bikes for the summer.
Via FOX Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why Joe Mikulik should manage Braves for rest of 2016

The decision to fire Fredi Gonzalez has left the Atlanta Braves with interim Brian Snitker to manage the team. Now, perhaps the Braves are planning on using the rest of the 2016 season as something of an audition for Snitker but really, what sense does that make? You could generate some amalgamation of the best 10 managers in MLB history and they wouldn’t be able to do anything...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Prospects in the Brian Matusz Trade

Last night, the Baltimore Orioles dealt Brian Matusz and the 76th overall pick in the draft to Atlanta for minor-league pitchers Brandon Barker and Trevor Belicek. As lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen noted on Twitter, the $838,900 in bonus money tied to that pick bumps the Braves’ draft and international bonus pool up to $13.2 million, which gives them the third-largest...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones doesn’t rule out being Braves’ manager

The Atlanta Braves did the not-so-surprising thing earlier this week by firing manager Fredi Gonzalez after a league-worst 9-28 start. Brian Snitker has gone 3-3 since taking over for the team, but it looks like former player Chipper Jones could be in line for the job. Jones retired from the diamond following the 2012 season after spending 19 years with the team. He was the first...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones hasn’t ruled out managing Braves

If the Atlanta Braves were to come calling, Chipper Jones just might consider ditching retirement to come back to the dugout as manager of his old ball club. Speaking with Atlanta’s 680-AM The Fan on Friday, Jones wasn’t tipping his hand. “No comment,” was his answer, via ALJ.com, when he was asked straight up if he had any interest in managing the Braves. But he wouldn’t...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Erick Aybar gets chicken bone caught in throat, taken to doctor

There’s a lot of bad luck going on right now in Atlanta, and things don’t seem to be getting better for the 10-29 Braves anytime soon. Shortstop Erick Aybar suffered a throat injury on Thursday, which is a bit different. He reportedly choked on a chicken bone and was taken to a local doctor. #Braves SS Erick Aybar got a chicken bone stuck in throat at lunch, taken to doctor...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Flight change warned Fredi Gonzalez of firing

Managing the Atlanta Braves this season is a fruitless job. With no talent and very little hope, the team is on track for well over 100 losses. So, there’s a good chance that Fredi Gonzalez was resigned to the fact that his days as Braves skipper were numbered. Still, he didn’t expect to learn the news this way. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the front office...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones implies Jose Bautista is not liked around baseball

MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre is expected to announce disciplinary action against those involved in Sunday’s brawl between the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers as soon as Tuesday. While some have predicted a lengthy suspension for Rougned Odor because he actually landed a punch, others want to see the league come down just as hard on Jose Bautista. On Tuesday morning...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Could The Atlanta Braves Be One Of The Worst Teams Ever?

There are many ways to interpret who exactly is the worst team of all time.First, there's winning percentage. By that metric, the 1916 Philadelphia Athletics (.235) are the worst team of the modern era.There's also total number of losses. According to that standard, the 120-loss 1962 New York Mets are the most awful.And then there's FiveThirtyEight's "Complete History of MLB" Elo...
Via The Sports Quotient
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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