2018 Braves

Nice win for the Braves with fine pitching & hitting to avoid the sweep.

Tough losing the last 2 series, & losing 4 of the last 6 games while spending a day in 2nd place, but feels better getting back in 1st again going into the double header with a makeup game on the Monday holiday.



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Braves jump on Sale to back Foltynewicz: 5/27/18

Published on May 27, 2018

Daily Recap: The Braves scored six of their seven runs off of Chris Sale to back Mike Foltynewicz's seven dominant innings in the win


<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">RECAP: Folty flirts with no-no as #Braves top Red Sox. https://t.co/svNAVb6Jd3 pic.twitter.com/mYKxMxtcpt</p>— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 27, 2018</blockquote>
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Heart pounding, rocking late innings comeback walk off win thanks to Charlie Culberson's 2-run 9th-inning HR, (3rd career walkoff winning HR)!:cool:



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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Bottom of the 9th. Braves down a run.<br><br>Take it away, @cculberson16!#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/wwbFWnlAl5</p>— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 28, 2018</blockquote>
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biggdogg

Senior Member
The reports are saying Acuna has an ACL sprain and a lower back strain.
 
Having a blast with these rocking 9th-inning walk off HR wins.:bounce:

No need to count out the Braves in the late innings; no telling if or when a rally will break out.

Let's not talk about the Mets' 3-HR's (2 by Cabrera).

Nationals & Phillies battling for 2nd & on the Braves 1st place heels.



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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Another day, another #walkoff for the @Braves. pic.twitter.com/gAWekAXFMZ</p>— MLB (@MLB) May 30, 2018</blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Let us not forget that 8th inning rally to tie the game up!#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/EUb2M1a5wG</p>— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 30, 2018</blockquote>
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Braves highlight tweets:

The #Braves have scored 95 runs in the seventh inning or later this season, the most in the National League.
CamarGONE!!!
@camargo WITH THE WALK-OFF WINNER!
Today is @camargo’s mother’s birthday.
His gift = A walk-off homer!
.@enderinciartem clears the bases with a triple and this game is TIED!
Nick Markakis ranks among N.L. right fielders:

Hits-1st, 72

Doubles-1st, 15

Batting Average-1st, .341

On-base percentage-1st, .406

OPS-1st, .918

Runs-2nd, 33

RBI-2nd, 37

Slugging Percentage-2nd, .512

cc: @AllStarGame | #ChopOn


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Inciarte brought them back from the dead last night. Sooner or later the starting pitching is going to have to brace up. 3 dingers and 4 runs given up by the top of the 5th was almost a death sentence. They can't live and die on late inning bats alone.
 

biggdogg

Senior Member
Starting pitching has been pretty good the vast majority of the season. I'd like to see some starters actually finish 7 innings on a consistent basis, but that's just typical MLB pitching nowadays I guess. And in Sanchez's defense, that was his first start since mid April. He was definitely rusty. And I'll go ahead and say it, even though I've kept hoping that he would sjow consistent improvement, but Wisler needs to be sporting new team colors. Soon. Him, Teheran and Lucas Sims.
 
Nice win to take back 1st place from the hot Nationals who won the last 8 of 9 games before this game. Good to have strong Braves pitching, especially unexpected from bullpen relief. Reckon Newcomb has emerged as our top pitching starter.



<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.@SeanNewk threw a career high-tying 7.0 innings to win his 6th game of the season & finish the month of May 5-0 with a 1.54 ERA & no HRs allowed in 6 starts. His 5 wins this month are the most in the majors, while he ran his homerless innings streak to 36.0 straight.#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/3VFr7tVWOr</p>— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 1, 2018</blockquote>
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Good to have strong Braves pitching, especially unexpected from bullpen relief. Reckon Newcomb has emerged as our top pitching starter.
He had a rocky start in the first inning but he got it together and had a couple of 1-2-3 innings which were good.

He needs to work on pitch count. Throw strikes and let the hitters put the ball in play. Let the D do the heavy lifting. K's are nice but 5-6 pitch 1-2-3 innings are a lot better. Do that and he could go 9 innings with < 100 pitch count.
 
He had a rocky start in the first inning but he got it together and had a couple of 1-2-3 innings which were good.

He needs to work on pitch count. Throw strikes and let the hitters put the ball in play. Let the D do the heavy lifting. K's are nice but 5-6 pitch 1-2-3 innings are a lot better. Do that and he could go 9 innings with < 100 pitch count.
Good to hear eye witness accounts & experiences. I saw the play-by-play showing his 1st two batters were walked, of course a bad sign. I saw Newcomb went 3 up & 3 down in 3 different innings (4th, 5th, & 7th). Saw in the recap report where he took down 14 of 15 batters before he was pulled.

All a starting pitcher needs to do is avg. 11 pitches per inning to get thru 9-innings, but most seem to range 15 to 20 pitches per inning at a minimum most of the time.

I do not have access to watch the games, but I do not have the patience to watch baseball games anyway. Off & on I check in on the live scoreboard details, while other times check in on the game on the radio where if I hear lots of noise on it increase across the room I may wander over to check out what's causing the up roar or excitement. I pay more attention to the live web scoreboard & game on the radio in the late 7th, 8th, & 9th innings. At any time when there's lots of hitting & scoring, then I'll spend a bit more time tracking the game.



http://www.espn.com/mlb/recap?gameId=380531115

Recap:

Anthony Rendon drove in in both Washington runs with a sacrifice fly in the first and an RBI single in the third. Newcomb was dominant the rest of the way , retiring 14 of 15 hitters before he was lifted for a pinch hitter after a 1-2-3 seventh. He threw 93 pitches -- 61 for strikes.


<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.@SeanNewk had himself quite a month of May 🔥🔥🔥#ChopOn pic.twitter.com/IODyep98jV</p>— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 1, 2018</blockquote>
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DSGB

Senior Member
THAT was fun to watch! Masterpiece by Folty.
 
Yep, Folty going the distance on Friday with his full game 2-hit shutout win was outstanding. Nice having Braves pitching improvements.



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Foltynewicz hurls two-hit shutout in 4-0 win: 6/1/18

Published on June 1, 2018

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Daily Recap: Mike Foltynewicz tossed a two-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts, while Dansby Swanson hit a three-run homer to lead the Braves


Braves highlight tweets:


Tonight, @Folty25 threw a 2-hitter & fanned a career high-tying 11 for his 1st career complete game. He became the 7th pitcher in Atlanta-era history to throw a 2-hitter or better with double-digit strikeouts. Over his last 5 starts, he owns a 0.56 ERA with 37 strikeouts.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/recap?gameId=380601115

Nationals vs. Braves - Game Recap - June 1, 2018

Foltynewicz pitched a two-hitter for his first career complete game, Dansby Swanson broke the game open with a three-run homer in the seventh and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 4-0 on Friday night.
Foltynewicz (5-3) retired 20 straight batters


https://www.mlb.com/braves/news/mike-foltynewicz-throws-shutout-vs-nationals/c-279383564

Foltynewicz's stuff was electric in the best start of his young career, as he retired 26 of the final 28 batters and allowed just two hits and a walk. He recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts and was hitting 99 mph with his fastball in the ninth. He became the seventh pitcher in Atlanta history (since 1966) to throw a two-hitter or better and record double-digit strikeouts. The most recent had been Greg Maddux against the Brewers on May 2, 2001.


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Gotta love Culberson's (from Calhoun, GA) rocking 2nd walk-off HR win on Sunday who has 8 career HR's with 4 of 'em being walk-off HR wins.



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Braves walk off on Culberson's 9th-inning HR: 6/3/18

Published on June 3, 2018

Daily Recap: Charlie Culberson hit his second walk-off homer of the season after Dansby Swanson tied the score with a solo homer in the 7th


http://www.espn.com/mlb/recap?gameId=380603115

Culberson wins it again for Braves with pinch-hit HR in 9th

He's a career utility man with just eight career homers, but there's power hidden somewhere in his bat.
It was the second time this week that Culberson delivered a pinch-hit homer in the ninth inning, marking Atlanta's ninth victory in its last at-bat.


https://www.mlb.com/braves/news/charlie-culberson-hits-two-run-walk-off-homer/c-279610950

Culberson's pinch-hit walk-off HR sinks Nats

Braves take 3 of 4 as utility man comes through with another clutch homer

Culberson has totaled eight homers in his big league career, and four of those have been walk-off shots. He stands as the only player in MLB history to tally this many game-ending shots with fewer than 30 career homers.


Braves highlight tweets:



He did it AGAIN!
@cculberson16 delivers the WALK-OFF WINNER!


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Braves looking to the future with the 2018 MLB Draft.

Here's the 1st day Rounds 1& 2 acquisitions . . .



https://www.mlb.com/draft/tracker/braves

2018 MLB DRAFT TRACKER

VIEWING > ALL > BY TEAM (ATL)

Round 1, Pick 8, Stewart, Carter - Eau Gallie HS (FL), RHP, 6' 6", 200lbs DOB: 11/02/99

Round 2, Pick 49, Jenista, Greyson - Wichita State (KS), 1B, 6' 4", 210lbs DOB: 12/07/96



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Good hitting (18-hits) & scoring (14-runs) going with some nice pitching to help make up a bit from being blown out in the previous game. Braves scoring 5-runs in the 5th & scoring 5-runs again in the 7th was icing on the cake.



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Braves' bats erupt in 14-1 rout over Padres: 6/5/18

Published on June 5, 2018

Daily Recap: Freddie Freeman, Dansby Swanson and Nick Markakis homered as the Braves' offense rolled in a 14-1 win over the Padres


Brave highlight tweets:












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Ouch! Braves give up 5-HomeRuns to Dodgers in 1st game.

Dodgers' uncommon switch arm relief pitcher Venditte was something else to go up against.



https://www.mlb.com/braves/news/braves-allow-season-high-5-hrs-in-loss/c-280439560

Braves allow season-high 5 HRs in loss to LA

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Once Buehler exited in the sixth, Albies was somewhat confused as switch-pitcher Pat Venditte warmed up. Venditte chose to pitch right-handed to the switch-hitting Albies, who flied out to center field. The unique reliever threw right-handed to Swanson, who doubled, and then switched back to a left-handed delivery against Freeman, who doubled to cut the Braves' deficit to 5-2.
 
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