Braves 2020 Season Thread

Yep, Dallas Keuchel having a way better year & regularly making sports news for Chicago White Sox. Reckon him starting the year with a team while going to both Spring & Summer training before the season helped. Looks like he's returning from the 10-day Injured List to start Saturday.


Game Log

2020 Regular Season
Good night for Fried on a fun Braves win where bats were exciting with double digit hits & runs.

Braves move closer, pound Mets pitching in 15-2 rout

Freddie Freeman added three more hits to his burgeoning MVP campaign, Ozzie Albies hit two of Atlanta's six homers ...
M. Fried(7-0)
5.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 K, 2 BB
O. Albies ATL - 2B
2-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI

T. d'Arnaud ATL - C
3-4, HR, 2 RBI
M. Ozuna ATL - DH
2-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI

F. Freeman ATL - 1B
3-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI
1st Ozuna singled to right center, Acuña Jr. scored, Freeman thrown out at third.

2nd Freeman doubled to right, Acuña Jr. scored and Markakis scored.
2nd Ozuna homered to left (445 feet), Freeman scored.

3rd Riley homered to center (423 feet).
4th d'Arnaud homered to left (407 feet), Ozuna scored.

4th Markakis doubled to deep center, Riley scored and Duvall scored.

4th Albies homered to center (395 feet), Markakis scored.
6th Albies homered to right (398 feet).

6th Acuña Jr. homered to center (405 feet).

8th Inciarte singled to right center, Riley scored.

27-seconds, Game Summary

31-seconds, Ozuna 2nd Deck 2-run 445-ft HR

8-seconds, Albies 1st of 2-HR's (2-runs 395-ft)

Time = 1:19, Braves 5 of 6 HR's

18-seconds, Acuna back-to-back 405-ft HR

Mark Bowman

The Braves now lead MLB with nine double-digit run totals this year. They entered the day tied with the Padres.

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The Braves have hit 90 home runs in 51 games this season.

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Max Fried improved to 7-0 and lowered his ERA to 1.96.
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Hope Freeman finishes strong. He will be the MVP if he does
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After a great Friday's win, lots of strange mixture of good & bad things in Saturday's game loss.

Surprising rough 1st inning for Ian Anderson walking first 3-batters & giving up 2-runs, but comes back for just under 5 innings to get 8-strikeouts on 99-pitches. Bullpen's Shane Greene has had a fine season allowing few runs but blew up in 8th inning which he could not finish to give up 4-runs including back to back HR's for the only ones he's giving up this season.

After a fine MVP candidate season so far, Freddie's on base & hitting streaks came to an end going 0 for 5 with 4-strikeouts. Bottom of the batting lineup hit way better than the top of the lineup. Duvall gets his 11th HR of Sept. while d'Arnaud adds a HR against his last year's team again. Hope things turn around for the better in Sunday's game.

“He (Anderson) shows you those signs of maturity when things aren’t going well,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “I think that is just another situation he’ll learn from. He just got a little out of whack [in the first inning].”
top NL MVP Award candidate Freddie Freeman and Shane Greene, who has been one of the game’s best relievers this year
saw Freeman go 0-for-5 with four strikeouts . . . His 11th career four-strikeout game
Mets tallied four runs and five hits in the eighth against Greene, who entered the game having allowed just three runs through his first 23 2/3 innings of the season
provided by Adam Duvall, whose two-out homer in the sixth accounted for the only run allowed by Mets starter David Peterson, who recorded 10 strikeouts over six innings. The solo shot was his 16th homer, tying him with Mookie Betts and Manny Machado for the NL lead.
Duvall has hit 11 homers this month, matching the franchise’s September record Eddie Mathews set in 1959
solo shots hit by Duvall and former Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud weren’t enough to bail out Anderson, who allowed three runs over 4 2/3 innings
Anderson walked three consecutive batters to begin his 99-pitch outing and then allowed Robinson Canó’s two-run single in the first.
Anderson retired the first two batters in the fifth



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I wish Snik would move Ozzie in the 2 hole where he belongs. He’s the reigning hit leader. He needs more AB’s. Plus, that gives Freedy more chances to drive in runs


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Freeman, and the Braves offense, has been on a tear since he was moved to the 2 hole. And with a lineup that has no obvious weakness, Ozzie in the 8 spot works just fine. No one in that lineup is missing any ab's.
Ozzie was out with injury for 5-weeks, Aug 5 - Sept 8, in only a 10-week season. After the game today on sports radio Snitker stated today was the 1st day Ozzie was not limited for AB's after returning from injury which he moved up in the lineup batting 6th today with a nice 7-game hitting streak that ended this past Friday & started back with 2-hits today. Reckon Braves could move him anywhere in the lineup & do well.

No doubt, Freddie is hitting better this season.


Game Log

2020 Regular Season


Game Log

2020 Regular Season
With strong starting pitching, nice shutout road win to take the series with Acuna's 4-RBI's. Braves coming home for this week's final 7-games of the regular season.

Wright, Acuña lead 1st-place Braves to 7-0 win over Mets

Kyle Wright allowed only one hit in the best start of his big league career, pitching into the ...
K. Wright(2-4)
6.1 IP, 0 ER, 6 K, 1 BB
6th Acuña Jr. homered to right (343 feet).

8th d'Arnaud doubled to right, Acuña Jr. scored and Freeman scored.
9th Acuña Jr. doubled to deep right, Albies scored, Swanson scored and Inciarte scored, Acuña Jr. to third.

9th Ozuna doubled to deep right, Acuña Jr. scored, Freeman to third.

35-seconds, Game Summary

14-seconds, Wright's 6-Strikeouts

31-seconds, Acuna 343-ft HR

24-seconds, d'Arnaud 2-RBI Double

22-seconds, Acuna bases clearing 3-RBI Triple



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6-1/3 innings, 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 walks. He had a similar outing against the Nationals last week.
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Rough 1st-inning for Ynoa giving up 3-runs, 4-hits, & 1-walk. Had to get Josh Tomlin warming up in the bullpen.

At least Braves bats answered in the 1st with 4-runs, 3-hits, & 2-walks to take the lead 4-3.
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Final 2020 line score on Cole Hammels...

Cost per game = $6,667,000
Cost per inning = $2,150,464
Cost per pitch = $128,211
Cost per strike = $196,089
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If I'm not mistaken, each team carries insurance policies for situations like Hamels. Pretty sure they will recoup some of his salary, but it definitely was a terrible return on investment.

Ummm, did anyone see the Melancon-Freeman-Swanson double play in the ninth inning? WOW!!


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Ummm, did anyone see the Melancon-Freeman-Swanson double play in the ninth inning? WOW!!
Yep, was a heads up play for sure. That is what I like to see. Even though they challenged it, the runner had that "I just got caught look" on his face.