Braves 2021 Season Thread

DannyW

Senior Member
Braves updates in case you did not hear about them .

BREAKING: Freddie Freeman swung and missed.

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

He's human after all.

7:43 PM · July 24, 2021
This happened about 5-6 seconds about after the Braves announcer brought up his "35 straight swings without a miss".

When something is going good, just shut up.
 
This happened about 5-6 seconds about after the Braves announcer brought up his "35 straight swings without a miss".

When something is going good, just shut up.
Yes, wish announcers would wait until after a good streak ends before talking about it to get their few seconds of fame.

Nice win for the Braves to at least split the series & tie Phillies for 2nd place again while Mets & Nats lose.

Pederson - 4 for 6, 4-RBI's, 1-HR

Almonte - 3 for 5, 3-RBI's, 1-HR

Albies - 1 for 6, 3-RBI's, 1-HR

Freeman - 2 for 4, 2-RBI's, 1-HR

Riley - 2 for 5, 2-RBI's, 1-HR







Time = 2:04



Time = 3:00



https://www.espn.com/mlb/boxscore/_/gameId/401228526

Box Score

1st - Freeman homered to right (407 feet), Pederson scored.

2nd - Almonte homered to right (400 feet).
3rd - Swanson doubled to left, Freeman scored, Riley to third.

3rd - Almonte singled to center, Riley scored and Swanson scored.
6th - Pederson singled to center, Heredia scored, Pederson to second, Tomlin to third.

6th - Hoskins doubled to deep center, McCutchen scored.
8th - Albies homered to right (391 feet), Heredia scored and Pederson scored.

8th - Riley homered to left (439 feet), Freeman scored.
8th - Gregorius grounded into fielder's choice to second, Harper scored, Bohm safe at second on fielding error by second baseman Albies, Hoskins to third.

8th - Torreyes hit sacrifice fly to center, Hoskins scored.
9th - Pederson homered to right center (410 feet), Heredia scored and Adrianza scored.











 

biggdogg

Senior Member
Hopefully it isn't too bad, but the starting rotation took another hit. Smyly was pulled after 4 innings with knee pain.
 

biggdogg

Senior Member
Last year the starting rotation was our Achilles heel and the offense and pen carried the team. This year the starting rotation has to carry both. And I realize the Braves are top 3 in the NL in most offensive categories, but I also read that roughly 25% of those runs came in 10 or so blowouts. Three of those of 20+ runs...
 
Nice starting pitching again by Touki despite the low scoring loss.



 
Braves win 1st game of doubleheader 2-0, but lose 2nd game 0-1 as Atlanta's bats cool off since last Saturday's big scoring win.



Twitter quotes from ATL sports radio people:


nick cellini
@CelliniNick

15 runs on Saturday. 3 runs combined in the next 3 games. Welcome to @Braves country.

10:19 PM · July 26, 2021


Chris Dimino
@chrisdimino

After all that..Kind of like these games never happened...

10:19 PM · July 26, 2021



Game 1
 

biggdogg

Senior Member
Braves left a small ARMY on the base paths yesterday. Knowing you likely won't see de'Grom this week, you have got to take advantage of every opportunity.
 
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Braves bats wake up & come alive for a good road win to lead the series.







https://www.espn.com/mlb/boxscore/_/gameId/401228563

Box Score

1st - Swanson doubled to shallow left, Albies scored and Freeman scored, Riley to third.

2nd - Albies homered to right (381 feet), Adrianza scored.
3rd - Almonte homered to left center (378 feet), Swanson scored.

3rd - Alonso singled to shallow right, Guillorme scored, McNeil to second.
4th - Riley homered to left (432 feet), Morton scored, Adrianza scored and Freeman scored.

5th - McNeil homered to right center (410 feet), Drury scored.
6th - Riley homered to left (420 feet), Freeman scored.

7th - Drury homered to left (404 feet), Guillorme scored.





 
No fun with Braves losing 1-2 while having runners on base but did not have much success bringing them in to score enough for a win.

Still no back-to-back wins for Atlanta since the All-Star break.

Early game at 12:10 pm on Thursday, July 29, 2021.



https://www.espn.com/mlb/boxscore/_/gameId/401228578

Box Score

M. Fried(7-7)
7.0 IP, 2 ER, 9 K, 2 BB
Braves Hitting
Team RISP: 1-10 (Sandoval 0-1, Freeman 0-1, Adrianza 1-1, K. Smith 0-1, Fried 0-1, Swanson 0-1, Riley 0-2, Heredia 0-2)
Team LOB: 8
Mets Hitting
Team RISP: 2-3 (Davis 0-1, McNeil 1-1, Alonso 1-1)
Team LOB: 5

3rd - McNeil singled to left, Megill scored, Alonso to second, Nimmo to third.
6th - Riley homered to center (418 feet).
7th - Drury homered to left (410 feet).


Twitter quotes from ATL sports radio people:


nick cellini
@CelliniNick

2-34 now when trailing 8 innings or later. Many a wasted offensive opportunity tonight. Farewell Panda.

10:14 PM · July 28, 2021


Chris Dimino
@chrisdimino

Hey @Braves
It's only a run.
Like..360 feet of good baseball.
720 feet gets you the lead.
How bout it.

10:00 PM · July 28, 2021


Kevin McAlpin
@KevinMcAlpin

Since the start of 2017, Max Fried has picked off 19 base runners, the most in the Majors.

His 19 pickoffs in just 108 attempts represent a success rate of 17.5 percent. In that same span, all of Major League Baseball has posted a 1.6 percent success rate.

8:20 PM · July 28, 2021
 

DannyW

Senior Member
It's approaching 2 months since Pablo Sandoval contributed anything to the Braves success, unless you consider wearing a Panda wig a contribution. I get "clubhouse leadership" but isn't it time to end this experiment?

He looked like a decent bench piece early in the year, but he has evolved into a bench occupier as the season goes on. And if you look at his career stats, he has not really contributed much of anything since he left the SFG in 2014.

If you DFA Ender Inciarte, don't you have to do the same to Sandoval?
 

Duff

Senior Member
^^^^ No kidding. Dude is not going to help the team, on the field anyway. I know pinch hitting is not easy, but 1 for 30? Come on
 

biggdogg

Senior Member
Unless a bat is brought in in the next couple days, I believe Sandoval gets a stay of execution. Not sure if a bat is in the cards though as 2 of the Braves targets (Marte and Gallo) have both been traded already.
 
Nice road win for the Braves before they return home for a weekend series.







https://www.espn.com/mlb/boxscore/_/gameId/401228592

Box Score

3rd - Do. Smith singled to deep right, Nimmo scored, Do. Smith out stretching at second.
4th - Riley homered to left center (381 feet), Albies scored.

4th - Almonte homered to right (385 feet).
5th - Albies singled to center, Heredia scored, Pederson to second.

5th - Riley singled to left center, Pederson scored, Albies to second.

5th - Alonso homered to left (453 feet), Nimmo scored.
8th - Swanson homered to right center (379 feet).














 
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