Braves 2021 Season Thread

Looking forward to Braves improving run production after delivering only 3-runs in 3-games so far this season.

Appears Atlanta is getting more serious about having a backup SS or 3B after acquiring one today.



https://www.mlb.com/braves/news/orlando-arcia-traded-to-braves-by-brewers

Braves acquire Arcia from Crew for 2 RHPs

21 minutes ago

After moving to third base this spring, Orlando Arcia is moving to Atlanta
Brewers on Tuesday traded their longtime shortstop to the Braves for right-handers Chad Sobotka and Patrick Weigel
He is earning $2 million this season, and he has one more year of club control before reaching free agency in the 2022-23 offseason
In addition to shortstop and third base, Arcia also has a bit of experience in the outfield, and he's the sort of athlete who could play anywhere for Atlanta



https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id...ndo-arcia-trade-milwaukee-brewers-source-says

Atlanta Braves acquire Orlando Arcia in trade with Milwaukee Brewers

1:17 PM ET

Atlanta Braves have acquired versatile infielder Orlando Arcia from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for two pitchers, it was announced Tuesday
Milwaukee acquired right-handed pitchers Chad Sobotka and Patrick Weigel in the deal
Arcia, 26, has spent all six of his major league seasons with Milwaukee. He had one hit in 11 at-bats this season, and he had a .260 batting average in 2020 with 5 home runs and 20 RBI.
He has mostly played as a shortstop but has also seen time at third base and in the outfield
He had signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Brewers in December


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1:45 PM · April 6, 2021

The Atlanta #Braves today acquired INF Orlando Arcia from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for RHP Chad Sobotka and RHP Patrick Weigel.


2:12 PM · April 6, 2021

The #Braves optioned INF Orlando Arcia to the club’s alternate training site.










11:55 AM · April 6, 2021

Here's how the #Braves will line up today in DC.





EDIT UPDATE below:


Braves 1st batter today, Acuna hits leadoff 416-ft. HR on 1st pitch of the game! (his 20th leadoff HR)

Nice start for run production off of Nats' Scherzer.


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3rd batter today, Freeman hits 423-ft. HR!

Not bad Atlanta piling on run production in 1st-inning.

2nd-inning, 1st-batter Swanson hits 412-ft. HR!

Braves match first 3-games run production in today's first 6-batters with 3-HomeRuns to lead game 3-0.

3rd-inning, 1st-batter Acuna hits 397-ft. HR, going 2-for-2 with 2-HR's today!

Braves now with 4-hits, 4-HR's, 4-runs, leading 4-2.

Nats 2-runs are UnEarned off Albies fielding Error in 2nd-inning.


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Not the start anyone envisioned. Hard to fathom you can take Scherzer deep four times and still lose. That error by Ozzie hurt some kinda bad. Can't give a lineup like Washington's extra outs. Hopefully Fried rights the ship tomorrow.
 

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Not the start anyone envisioned. Hard to fathom you can take Scherzer deep four times and still lose. That error by Ozzie hurt some kinda bad. Can't give a lineup like Washington's extra outs. Hopefully Fried rights the ship tomorrow.
Lineup like Washington ? Most of them weren’t even starters
 
Lineup like Washington ? Most of them weren’t even starters
Robles, Turner, Soto, Zimmerman and Castro are all regulars and Turner and Soto in particular gives the Braves fits. Lucroy is no slouch at the plate either. Kyle Schwarber and Josh Bell are the only starting position players that went on the IL with the Rona. And Schwarber isn't that big a loss to begin with.

But yeah, Snitker has to go...:rolleyes:
 
Pitchers on both teams having a rough time in game 1 of today's doubleheader with Nats having a 4-run 1st-inning & Braves responding with a 5-run 2nd-inning to take the lead back. Both starting pitchers made it to the 2nd-inning, but not to the 3rd-inning with no scoring, where Atlanta is ahead 6-5 going into the 4th-inning.



 
Fried took a liner to his calf in the second. hopefully it doesn't pose an issue for his next start. As for the game itself, I got nothin. Just plain ugly. But someone needs to lace Trae Turner's Gatorade with something. Braves pitchers haven't gotten that dude out in four years...
 
Braves win, Braves win, Braves win, 7-6 in 1st-game of doubleheaders with 7-innings! Nice 1st win of the season. Good to see signs of improvement.

Acuna's hot bat delivers 3-hits.



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2nd game lineup below . . .







EDIT UPDATE on 2nd game today . . .



Top of last or 7th-inning, Sandoval pitch-hits 2-run 413-ft. HR to take the lead 2-0!

Congrats to the Braves on 2nd win today to continue their winning streak. Newcomb strikes out the side in the bottom of 7th for the save.







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Sorry Soroka has new shoulder issues & is delayed returning to major league action even longer.



https://www.mlb.com/braves/news/mike-soroka-shoulder-injury

Soroka dealing with shoulder inflammation

7:09 PM EDT

Soroka felt the shoulder discomfort while completing just one inning in an intrasquad game at the Braves’ alternate training site on Tuesday. Tests showed no structural damage, but the 23-year-old right-hander will be shut down for the next two weeks.

 

antharper

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Robles, Turner, Soto, Zimmerman and Castro are all regulars and Turner and Soto in particular gives the Braves fits. Lucroy is no slouch at the plate either. Kyle Schwarber and Josh Bell are the only starting position players that went on the IL with the Rona. And Schwarber isn't that big a loss to begin with.

But yeah, Snitker has to go...:rolleyes:
It was a joke ... just a diehard Braves fan that was a little frustrated by the 0-4 start !
 

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It’s pretty comical, all the calling for boycotting, while posting on an apple device. They should research their political leanings
Yeah , that’s for sure . The only way to boycott this mess is to get in a cave in the ground and never come out . I don’t really like any of it either . But I’m not gonna stop something I enjoy because of it , not everything anyway
 
Braves make some minor adjustments before home opener today.

Phillies had their 1st loss at home against the Mets on Tuesday, while today is their 1st road game.



https://www.mlb.com/braves/news/pirates-trade-edgar-santana-to-braves-for-cash

Bucs (Pirates) trade Edgar Santana to Braves for cash

9:58 AM EDT

Pirates announced on Friday that they have traded right-handed reliever Edgar Santana to the Braves for cash considerations. Santana was optioned to the alternate training site
Santana, 29, was designated for assignment on Monday


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3:07 PM · Apr 9, 2021

The #Braves today reinstated INF Ehire Adrianza from the restricted list and optioned INF Johan Camargo to the alternate training site.



3:05 PM · Apr 9, 2021
 
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