Braves 2021 Season Thread

Went to the Rome Braves game last night, you sit right on the field. Wish I could report a stocked A level team, but we saw a few ballers.
That's always a good time. I have time behind home plate for the all star game in Rome last year but the kung flu killed it
 
Braves add outfield bat . . .



https://www.mlb.com/braves/news/joc-pederson-traded-to-braves

Braves get slugging OF Pederson from Cubs

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https://www.mlb.com/press-release/press-release-braves-acquire-outfielder-joc-pederson

Braves acquire OF Joc Pederson

Press Release

July 15th, 2021




https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id...ederson-atlanta-braves-1b-prospect-bryce-ball

Chicago Cubs trade Joc Pederson to Atlanta Braves for 1B prospect Bryce Ball

9:16 PM ET

Atlanta Braves acquired outfielder Joc Pederson from the Chicago Cubs for minor league first baseman Bryce Ball, the teams announced on Thursday





 

DannyW

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Well, it's a start. But it kinda tells you all you need to know about the state of the Braves outfield when a career .230 hitter is considered an upgrade.
 

biggdogg

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Well, it's a start. But it kinda tells you all you need to know about the state of the Braves outfield when a career .230 hitter is considered an upgrade.
He is certainly an upgrade over Camargo (called up the day of Acuna's diagnosis.), and provides more power than Almonte. They got him for next to nothing by trading a kid who has no shot at playing in Atlanta as long as Freeman is around seeing as how the kid can only play first base, and he's marginal at best there.
 
Two thoughts…. First, I wonder if they would have made that trade if Acuna hadn’t been hurt. Second, by trading Ball, they are limiting the options outside of signing Freeman. They should have signed him long ago anyway, but now they have even less room to negotiate.
 
Braves add an experienced 36-YO catcher & DFA other one . . .



https://www.mlb.com/braves/news/stephen-vogt-traded-to-braves

Braves acquire C Stephen Vogt from D-backs

2:22 AM EDT

Braves have designated Jonathan Lucroy for assignment



https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id...usy-acquire-stephen-vogt-arizona-diamondbacks

Stephen Vogt from Arizona Diamondbacks

2:45 AM ET

Trying to fill another injury hole with a trade, the Atlanta Braves acquired veteran catcher Stephen Vogt from the Arizona Diamondbacks late Friday night for minor league first baseman Mason Berne.
36-year-old Vogt, a two-time All-Star with Oakland,






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The #Braves today reinstated RHP Touki Toussaint from the 60-day injured list and placed RHP Ian Anderson on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to July 13, with right shoulder inflammation.

9:50 AM · July 16, 2021



Before Friday's game below:



EDIT Update below . . .


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C Stephen Vogt is active for tonight’s game. The #Braves today also designated C Jonathan Lucroy for assignment.

5:46 PM · July 17, 2021











 
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Fine 6-run 4th-inning for the Braves, scoring 1st & leading 6-0, with Max Fried so far going 2-for-2 hits & Joc Pederson getting his 1st HR with the Braves in his 1st game here.

Update with Freddie's HR leading off in the 5th-inning going 2-for-3 hits, extending the lead to 7-0.:bounce:

After pitching top of the 6th, Fried extends his hitting going 3-for-3 in bottom of 6th-inning with 2-RBI's.

Nice 9-0 shutout win for the Braves.


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The @Braves are 1-0 when Joc Pederson starts.
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https://www.espn.com/mlb/boxscore/_/gameId/401228442

Box Score

Scoring Summary
INNING TB ATL
Braves
4th Albies doubled to deep center, Freeman scored on error, Albies safe at third on fielding error by center fielder Phillips. 0 1
Braves
4th Riley hit sacrifice fly to left, Albies scored. 0 2
Braves
4th Fried doubled to left, K. Smith scored and Heredia scored. 0 4
Braves
4th Pederson homered to right center (415 feet), Fried scored. 0 6
Braves
5th Freeman homered to right center (434 feet). 0 7
Braves
6th Swanson doubled to deep center, K. Smith scored, Fried to third. 0 8
Braves
6th Freeman hit sacrifice fly to left, Fried scored. 0 9







 
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Braves take the lead 1-0 on Albies RBI double hitting deep center field wall in the 1st driving Freddie home.


EDIT Update below . . .


Tough loss for Atlanta 5-7 with multiple lead changes, but glad to have new player additions already producing with Vogt going 3-for-4 hits including an RBI & Pederson going 2-for-4 hits including 2-RBI's. Unfortunately, Rays 4-run 7th-inning gave 'em the win.
 
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Once again Bobby Snitcox went to the Blowpen for the loss. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, should be the Atlanta Bullpen motto.

AJ Minter and Luke Jackson for the loss, again.
Snitkers game plan. Look man get me to the forth or fifth and I promise the bullpen will take it home for us.... hes terrible
 
Nice win for the Braves over a winning record team highlighted by Touki's good starting pitching & Freddie's HR making Atlanta have a 1-game under 0.500 record.

Wednesday's doubleheader at 12:20 pm & 5:20 pm with starting pitchers Muller & Wilson good performances could give them a chance at a winning record.::ke:







https://www.espn.com/mlb/boxscore/_/gameId/401228482

Box Score

2nd - Heredia singled to left, Almonte scored, Heredia to second.

4th - Pham hit sacrifice fly to left, Cronenworth scored.

6th - Freeman homered to left (383 feet).


 

DannyW

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So that's what it's like to be on the OTHER side of watching an unknown, inexperienced, pitcher with virtually no MLB track record, blank your 2nd best in the NL lineup! :D
 
Nice way for Braves to start their road trip with a good win to tie Phillies for 2nd place.







https://www.espn.com/mlb/boxscore/_/gameId/401228501

Box Score

1st - Freeman singled to left, Albies scored, Freeman to second.
3rd - Swanson homered to left (390 feet), Albies scored, Freeman scored and Riley scored.
4th - Arcia homered to left (361 feet).
7th - Herrera doubled to deep left, Gregorius scored.

7th - Segura singled to center, Torreyes scored, Knapp to third.
9th - Riley walked, Sandoval scored, Freeman to second, Albies to third








 

DannyW

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Yeah, Freddie is quietly putting together another fine year. His average is now up to .288, who would have thunk it after his start to the year, and he should end up with 30+ HR's and 100+ RBIs. A huge year by MLB standards, just another Freddie year for those of us who get to watch him every day.
 
Braves updates in case you did not hear about them . . .



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The #Braves today reinstated OF Ender Inciarte from the injured list and designated him for assignment.

2:59 PM · July 24, 2021




Kevin McAlpin
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Freddie Freeman singled with two down in the first. He did not swing and miss. There's no such thing as a jinx.

That's 30 consecutive plate appearances without a swing and miss for Frederick.

7:14 PM · July 23, 2021



Kevin McAlpin
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#Braves open their road trip with a big win, as Brian Snitker notches his 400th career win as Major League manager.

Final: #Braves open their nine game trip to Philly and New York with a 7-2 win. Dansby Swanson's first career grand slam gave Atlanta an early 5-0 lead, while Charlie Morton allowed two earned over six innings.

10:19 PM · July 22, 2021




https://www.mlb.com/braves/news/braves-injuries-and-roster-moves

Injuries & Roster Moves: Inciarte DFA'd

50 minutes ago

July 24: OF Ender Inciarte designated for assignment
The Braves activated Inciarte from the COVID-19 injured list on Saturday and designated him for assignment prior to the club's game against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The 30-year-old outfielder had a .215/.276/.316 slash line over 52 games this season
He is in the final year of a five-year, $30.5 million deal that he signed in December 2016. That also included a $9 million option ($1.025 million buyout) for '22.









EDIT Update below . . .


Sports radio reports Freddie Freeman is swinging a stick of dynamite, hitting a 2-run HR in 1st inning.


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@FreddieFreeman5's consecutive plate appearances without a swing and a miss streak is very much alive!

6:17 PM · July 24, 2021


Abraham Almonte continues with a solo HR in 2nd-inning to extend lead to 3-0.

Swanson's RBI double & again Almonte hits 2-RBI single to grow shutout lead to 6-0 in the 3rd-inning.

Uh oh, Smyly gives away 3 consecutive walks including a balk starting the 4th-inning to load the bases, but next batter grounds into double play, then next batter flies out to prevent any scoring.


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BREAKING: Freddie Freeman swung and missed.

Ends his streak of consecutive plate appearances without a swing and miss at 35.

He's human afterall.

7:43 PM · July 24, 2021


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