Another frustrating week of waiting for the Atlanta Braves bats to awaken
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by Grant McAuley
4d ago
The Atlanta Braves' offensive woes in May have grown from a frustration to concern as the club experienced more uneven play in the month of June. Grant McAuley breaks down the recent trends for the club and the rest of MLB, which is also producing decidedly different results in 2024. While the bats have been searching for answers, Max Fried, Chris Sale and the Braves rotation continue to give the club a chance to win with solid pitching. How long can the pitching staff keep up its current level of production? When will the Atlanta lineup find its footing? Those are the questions the Braves are ..read more
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Is the month of June all the Atlanta Braves need to get back on track?
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by Grant McAuley
1w ago
The Atlanta Braves fought their way through a challenging May, so will June once again be the month this club puts it all together? That's been the case each of the last two seasons. Grant McAuley discusses all the Braves news of the past week and looks ahead to the three-city road trip which begins on Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox. Chris Sale, Max Fried and the rest of the starting rotation have done more than their fair share this season, even with the fifth spot still unsettled. Can they continue to post up while the offense gets back on track? Could young arms like Spencer Schwellenba ..read more
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It's life without Ronald Acuña Jr. for the Atlanta Braves after superstar suffers second ACL tear
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by Grant McAuley
2w ago
The Atlanta Braves suffered another major injury blow, this one eerily reminiscent of a place they've been before. For the second time in three years, star right fielder Ronald Acuña Jr. suffered a torn ACL and is done for the season. Grant McAuley discusses the challenges this latest injury present for both Acuña and the club and shares the reaction of several of his Braves teammates. Austin Riley, Sean Murphy, Michael Harris II and Adam Duvall all weigh in on the unfortunate news while manager Brian Snitker talks about where his club goes from here without their dynamic leadoff hitter. You'l ..read more
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The Atlanta Braves are still searching for offense as May malaise hangs over them
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by Grant McAuley
3w ago
The month of May has once again been a bit unkind to the Atlanta Braves, who seem like they are winning games in spite of their offense at the moment. Of course, the pitching staff has been pitching in more than its fair share to make it happen. Grant McAuley discussed the latest Braves news from the week that was, including some encouraging signs for Matt Olson at the plate, but a discouraging injury update for Austin Riley that seems to have the third baseman in limbo as far as a return. You'll hear Riley's comments from Saturday as he described the ailment that has him stuck on the bench fo ..read more
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With pitching staff leading the way, the Atlanta Braves are weathering early storms
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by Grant McAuley
1M ago
The Atlanta Braves bounced back from a tough road trip to win a pair of series but are still not clicking on all cylinders. Grant McAuley discusses the latest headlines and biggest stories from the week that was in Braves baseball, including big contributions from Chris Sale and Max Fried that highlighted a terrific run from the starting rotation. There were also some signs of life from some of Atlanta's biggest hitters, as Ronald Acuña Jr. and Matt Olson each left the yard over the weekend against the New York Mets. Can those two and a couple of other big bats get going as the weather heats u ..read more
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Mayday for the Atlanta Braves suddenly absent offense as May opens quietly
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by Grant McAuley
1M ago
Where has the powerful Atlanta Braves offense gone? The past couple of weeks have produced very different results than anyone has been accustomed to. How soon can they turn things around? Grant McAuley discusses the week that was for the Braves and the power outage that has spread through the batting order and proven costly in some one-run losses on the recently completed 1-5 road trip. Meanwhile, Atlanta's pitching is carrying the team for now, but a key reliever landed on the IL this week. How will the Braves bullpen adjust to at least a couple of weeks without Pierce Johnson? Speaking of ad ..read more
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Atlanta Braves wrap up April in strong fashion, plus a visit with Stephen Vogt
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by Grant McAuley
1M ago
The Atlanta Braves put the finishing touches on a memorable nine-game stay at Truist Park with a walk-off win to take a series from the Cleveland Guardians on Sunday. Grant McAuley looks back at the week that was and the homestand at large as the Atlanta Braves once again hold the best record in MLB after topping Cleveland to finish a 7-2 run at home. You'll hear about how the starting rotation may be primed for big things even without Spencer Strider, how that affects the bullpen, and why Atlanta offense could get even better as the weather heat ups. Guardians managers Stephen Vogt joins the ..read more
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Marcell Ozuna pacing Braves, Dale Murphy talks classic posters and Ben Lindbergh on pitcher injuries
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by Grant McAuley
2M ago
With two weeks worth of games under their collective belts, the Atlanta Braves are sitting atop the NL East. Their biggest offensive contributor? None other that designated hitter Marcell Ozuna. Grant McAuley covered the big stories for this week in Braves baseball, including Ozuna's red-hot start and clutch hitting down in Miami, the loss of Spencer Strider, who underwent season-ending elbow surgery, how Atlanta will approach filling the void in rotation, and what the rest of the rotation needs to do in order to stabilize the pitching staff. You'll also hear from several Braves who'll share t ..read more
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Atlanta Braves to honor Hank Aaron's 715th Homer, but prepare for life without Spencer Strider
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by Grant McAuley
2M ago
The Atlanta Braves swept away the defending National League Champion Arizona Diamondbacks over the weekend, but were dealt a serious injury blow as Spencer Strider's season appears to be over. Grant McAuley discusses the ramifications of the Strider news and sizes up where the Braves can turn to fill those rather large shoes in rotation. Meanwhile, the Braves offense has done some big things, including a few key comebacks on the young season, and they were at it against Arizona. Marcell Ozuna, Jarred Kelenic and others are off to hot starts, but everyone seems to be finding ways to contribute ..read more
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Atlanta Braves open 2024 with series win in Philadelphia
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by Grant McAuley
2M ago
The Atlanta Braves got the 2024 season started by taking 2-of-3 from the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Grant McAuley covers the events of Opening Weekend as the Braves offense come to life and help secure the series, which could be an indication of more to come from the deepest lineup in MLB. Also discussed, the injury status of Sean Murphy, the important work by the bullpen -including the ageless Jesse Chavez coming to the rescue in Game 2, some ups and downs for Atlanta's top three starting pitchers, why Michael Harris II is primed for greatness, and some encouraging contribut ..read more
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