Atlanta Braves finally get on the board this season. The Atlanta Braves will not go 0-162 this year, in fact they will not go 1-161 as they took both games of the early season doubleheader against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday. The teams played two extremely different types of games as game 1 was a slugfest, and game 2 was a pitching duel with the only runs scored coming in the 7th and final inning.
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The Braves swept their doubleheader in Washington on Wednesday, earning their first two wins of the season. In Game 1, they rode a five-run second to a 7-6 win. In Game 2, Huascar Ynoa had the best showing of his career, and Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run pinch-hit homer to secure a 2-0 victory.
Baseball can certainly be a game of contrasts. You can win or lose a game for so many different reasons, with the narratives of games developing in so many different forms. It is really fun when these different styles of games occur in the same day during a double header, and that was the case Wednesday afternoon between the Braves and Nationals.
When the Atlanta Braves arrived in Washington on Sunday evening, they did so as the only team in baseball with as much chaos swirling around them as the Nationals. As the Nationals sorted through their coronavirus outbreak, the Braves waded through the aftermath of Major League Baseball’s decision to move the All-Star Game from their home stadium to Colorado in response to Georgia’s new voting law.
One of the most exciting parts of the Atlanta Braves season in recent years has been when top prospects have gotten the call-up to make their MLB debut. In fact, these “call-ups” are one of the most looked forward to moments of an entire MLB season. This has become a staple for the Atlanta Braves in recent years as numerous highly touted Braves prospects seem to debut every year.
The Phillies have completed their first series of the season and since we live in Philadelphia — there's a good chance their success from the first three games will send fans' expectations into the stratosphere. Yes, they did sweep the NL East favored Braves which obviously means they are the...
The Braves and Nationals decided to get together for some fun afternoon baseball. If fact, they wanted to have so much fun, they went ahead and committed to playing two games today. It also did not take long for either team to commit to finding some offense. The Braves loaded...
Before I get into this, I want to say it is FAR too early to panic. Two years ago, the Braves started 0-3 after being swept in Philadelphia and went on to win 97 games and cruise to the NL East crown for the second consecutive season. There are still 158 games left to play, and this team still has an unbelievable amount of talent. The Braves will win a ton of games this year; it’s just a matter of finding their groove.
Commissioner Rob Manfred pulled this year's All-Star Game from Atlanta following a bevy of voter suppression laws. The Braves, in response, whiffed.
Stephen Strasburg, 32, and Huascar Ynoa, 22, had themselves an old-fashioned, (though seven-inning), pitchers’ duel in this afternoon’s so-called “nightcap” of the doubleheader between the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves. Strasburg tossed six scoreless on 85 pitches, giving up just one hit, while Ynoa finished five scoreless in the nation’s...
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Eighteen months after the Braves said they would evaluate the future of the “tomahawk chop” at their games, team officials still haven’t announced a position on the issue. And another home season opens, with fans in the stands, Friday night at Truist Park. Will the Braves play the musical and...
Charlie Morton showed why he is capable of maintaining his place among baseball’s elite starting pitchers. But the fifth-inning misfortune he encountered at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday afternoon was too much for the Braves to overcome in a 4-0 loss to the Phillies. As the Braves have lost the...
After an unexpected off day Monday, the Atlanta Braves return to action Tuesday and will be looking to score their first win of the 2021 season against the Washington Nationals. The Braves dropped three straight games in Philadelphia to open the season. Tuesday will be the Nationals’ first game of the season after their opening series against the Mets was wiped out due to COVID over the weekend.
The Atlanta Braves altered their uniforms ahead of last Saturday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies, seemingly in response to the MLB's decision to pull this summer's All-Star Game from Georgia. The All-Star Game patch, which appeared on the right sleeve of the Braves' jerseys on Opening Day last week, was...
MILWAUKEE -- After moving to third base this spring, Orlando Arcia is moving to Atlanta. The Brewers on Tuesday traded their longtime shortstop to the Braves for right-handers Chad Sobotka and Patrick Weigel. Arcia, 26, was Milwaukee’s Opening Day shortstop in four straight seasons from 2017-20, but while he has...
PHILADELPHIA -- The Atlanta Braves looked a little like patchwork in their second game of the season. The All-Star Game patch that appeared on the right sleeve of the Braves' jerseys during Opening Day was sewn over Saturday against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The same logo was gone from their hats, too.
Is it time for the Atlanta Braves to move Ozzie Albies down in the order? We take a look at the numbers and let some of the fans weigh in. During the Atlanta Braves 1995 Championship season, Jeff Blauser and Mark Lemke shared the majority of the two-hole plate appearances. Neither one was known for much with the bat. In fact, Lemke only hit out of two lineup spots that entire season, the two-hole and the eight-hole.
For the first time since 2019 and for the second time in a row when it comes to 162-game regular seasons, the Atlanta Braves have started off the season getting swept in Philadelphia by the Phillies. The three games and the off-day included were all nearly joyless experiences as fans. Baseball season is great partly because the season feels like it goes on forever. So there’s a good chance that this Opening Weekend series in Philadelphia will probably be forgotten in a few weeks. Shoot, this time the fanbase didn’t take to the internet and turn Tiger Woods into a viral deity like they did back in 2019 when the Braves suffered an Opening Weekend sweep at the hands of the Phillies.