Bravo's

Good way for the Braves to start their road series in getting a shutout win over the 1st place Nationals, now winning 5 of their last 6 games.:cheers:



12 Sept 2017

RECAP: #Braves open up road trip with a win in Washington.




http://www.espn.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=370912120

F. Freeman ATL - 1B
3-5, HR, 2B, 3 RBI's

O. Albies ATL - 2B
3-5, HR, RBI
Scoring Summary


1st - Kemp singled to shallow left, Albies scored.

3rd - F. Freeman homered to center (443 feet), Inciarte and Albies scored.

4th - Inciarte doubled to deep left, Camargo scored.

6th - Teherán singled to right, Swanson scored.

7th - Albies homered to right (397 feet).

7th - Suzuki hit a ground rule double to deep center, F. Freeman scored.


29-seconds

.@FreddieFreeman5 knows the best birthday presents are the ones you get for yourself.

Birthday boy @FreddieFreeman5 launches a 3-run blast!

#Braves up 4-0!
<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.@FreddieFreeman5 knows the best birthday presents are the ones you get for yourself. pic.twitter.com/pZtag44caV</p>— MLB (@MLB) September 13, 2017</blockquote>
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39-seconds

Ozzie extends hitting streak âž• Ozzie steals 2nd âž• Kemp slices a single to left = @Braves 1-0 lead

.@albiesozzie97 extends his hitting streak to 10 games & scores on a base hit from @TheRealMattKemp!

#Braves up 1-0 in the 1st.
<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ozzie extends hitting streak ➕ Ozzie steals 2nd ➕ Kemp slices a single to left = @Braves 1-0 lead pic.twitter.com/ltV2768x2V</p>— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) September 12, 2017</blockquote>
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Happy Birthday @wisler233!


Time = 14:43

Published on Sept 12, 2017

Condensed Game: ATL@WSH 9/12/17





38-seconds

Ryan Seacrest�

Shout out to the Atlanta @Braves for giving free tix to Florida residents evacuated by #HurricaneIrma. Southern hospitality at its finest
<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Shout out to the Atlanta @Braves for giving free tix to Florida residents evacuated by #HurricaneIrma. Southern hospitality at its finest pic.twitter.com/iU6s6TYgbt</p>— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) September 11, 2017</blockquote>
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Good momentum for the Braves continues with now 4 straight wins (includes 6-runs in 7th-inning with Kemp's Grand Slam HR) & winning 6 out of the last 7 games, hoping to sweep the Nats with a win in the last game of the series.



RECAP: Kemp, Gohara lead #Braves to win in Washington.

The #Braves have scored 72 runs at Washington this season, the most a visiting team has ever scored in a season at Nationals Park.





http://www.espn.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=370913120

M. Kemp ATL - LF
1-4, HR, 4 RBI

L. Adams ATL - LF
3-4, 3B, 2 R
Scoring Summary

5th - Albies singled to right center, L. Adams scored.

6th - Flowers doubled to deep right, Kemp scored.

7th - Swanson singled to left, L. Adams and Peterson scored, Albies to second, Swanson to second, Albies to third advancing on throw.

7th - Kemp homered to left (395 feet), Albies, Swanson and F. Freeman scored.




29-seconds

.@TheRealMattKemp launches a GRAND SLAM!

#Braves up 8-2!
<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">One big swing, four big runs: https://t.co/S4GLQ1Nndm #PapaSlam pic.twitter.com/DkzFgPdfT4</p>— MLB (@MLB) September 14, 2017</blockquote>
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Luiz Gohara's second start in the bigs was a good one





Time = 15:29

Published on Sept 13, 2017

Condensed Game: ATL@WSH 9/13/17




:fine:
 
Good day for the Braves Friday passing last year's 68-win season, now with 69-wins this season, as Suzuki had another great game with 2 HR's & 3-RBI's.



http://m.braves.mlb.com/news/article/255585878/kurt-suzuki-homers-twice-braves-beat-phillies/

Braves opened a game with six consecutive hits for the first time in 22 years
Suzuki highlighted a five-run first with a two-run shot off Ben Lively and added a seventh-inning solo shot against Yacksel Rios to record his fifth career multi-homer game and third of the season. The 33-year-old catcher has hit 14 of his 18 homers since the start of July. He had never gone deep more than 15 times during any of his previous 10 Major League seasons.
. . . Braves recorded six straight hits to open a game for the first time since they did so in an Opening Day victory over the Giants on April 26, 1995. That was the same day Chipper Jones made his first career start at third base.
Braves now have 69 wins, which exceeds last year's win total



http://scores.espn.com/mlb/game?gameId=370922115

1st - Albies singled to right, Inciarte scored.
1st - Markakis singled to center, Albies and F. Freeman scored.
1st - Suzuki homered to left, Markakis scored.
2nd - Markakis singled to right center, Newcomb scored, F. Freeman to second.
7th - Suzuki homered to left center.


RECAP: Suzuki homers twice as #Braves take opener.




Braves collected six straight hits to start tonight’s game





Time = 17:36

Published on Sept 22, 2017

Condensed Game: 9/22/17 PHI@ATL




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Thread starter #224
They are middle of the standings during the middle of a rebuild. I predict that they will end up 2nd in the division and that is pert good for what they have done in the past two years.

They are getting real close.
Dang close!!

Remember last year, they fell completely apart after the All-Star break. Looks like the team is starting to shape up!

:cheers::cheers:
 

Coenen

Senior Member
Coppy got the boot yesterday for (allegedly) playing fast and loose on the international market. Early indications are that the Braves may lose picks, or even players.

The word I saw is that the infraction was related to bundling signing bonuses together to give certain players extra money over and above what is allowed by the rules controlling the international market. Apparently, several other teams have been previously caught in similar schemes. If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin', I suppose.
 
He(Coppy) has been banned for life by the MLB and the braves have been limited to the Amount of money they can offer signees and they lost multiple picks. He really screwed the braves!!
 
Thread starter #230
He(Coppy) has been banned for life by the MLB and the braves have been limited to the Amount of money they can offer signees and they lost multiple picks. He really screwed the braves!!
Coenen was all over this. The worst part is losing the talent. The Venezuelan kid that was supposed to be the next big thing will probably jump off the ship.
 

Coenen

Senior Member
He(Coppy) has been banned for life by the MLB...


Honestly, it only sounds like they lost a couple of guys that would've had a reasonable shot of making noise at the Major League level. Fans may not even really notice the "punishments" the way I see it. The Braves already have the core group of players expected make up the "rebuild" team in the pipe at the AA, or AAA level, and MLB didn't touch them.

SI.com has a fairly interesting article on the subject.

We'll just have to see.
 

biggdogg

Senior Member
Basically they won't have any shot at any top level Latin players till 2021 through the international pool. Of course they can still trade for them. They also forfeit the 3rd round pick in Junes draft because of some under the table dealing with this years 3rd round pick.

Maitan was the only highly rated prospect lost and he struggled in rookie ball.
 
He(Coppy) has been banned for life by the MLB and the braves have been limited to the Amount of money they can offer signees and they lost multiple picks. He really screwed the braves!!
4 years in a row of < 500 baseball = it doesn't look like they have lost much.

But hey, they got a new stadium out of the deal.
 
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