Marlins look to stop 4-game skid against Braves Miami Marlins (45-79, fifth in the NL East) vs. Atlanta Braves (75-52, first in the NL East) Atlanta; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Caleb Smith (8-6, 3.63 ERA) Braves: Julio Teheran (7-8, 3.71 ERA) LINE: Braves -193; over/under is 9 runs BOTTOM LINE: Miami enters the game as losers of their last four games. The Braves are 33-21 against the rest of their division. The Atlanta offense has compiled a .263 batting average as a team this season, good for seventh in the league. Freddie Freeman leads the team with an average of .307. The Marlins are 18-40 against opponents from the NL East. Miami's team on-base percentage of .295 is
Dodgers lose Urias and the game to Braves ATLANTA – A few hours before Hyun-Jin Ryu recorded a rare letdown and the Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the Atlanta Braves, 4-3, on Saturday in the second of three meetings at SunTrust Park, news surfaced that one of their talented left-handers would not take the mound for some time. Major League Baseball announced Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias accepted a 20-game suspension stemming from his May arrest on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery. The suspension, which began Saturday, includes the five games Urias missed while on administrative leave, effectively making it a 15-game, unpaid ban. "Since May, I have been fully cooperating with both law enforcement
About a year ago, I wrote about the ridiculous, in-progress occurrence that was Charlie Culberson's 2018 season (see here: https://www.talkingchop.com/2018/8/27/17783348/charlie-culberson-mockery-xwoba-statcast-atlanta-braves). At the time that post went up, Culberson was, by comparison of his wOBA and xwOBA marks, the luckiest player in baseball. Through 250 PAs, he managed a very good .359 wOBA on the basis of a quite bad .282 xwOBA. Over the season's final month, his xwOBA and wOBA both fell, and the gap got a little smaller — he had an .077 gap in late August, and ended at .065. Not that it mattered, though: the .065 mark was still the luckiest such occurrence in baseball last year; the only
Braves' Inciarte to miss 4-6 weeks with hamstring strain Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte says he will miss four to six weeks after straining his right hamstring while running the bases in Friday's game. It's the second serious injury this year for Inciarte, who returned July 27 from a lumbar strain that sidelined him for 55 games. He hopes to return before the end of the regular season and be ready for the postseason. Atlanta began Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 4½-game lead in the NL East. "We're still going to play in October, and I want to be a part of that," Inciarte said. "It's just bad timing, but you've got to try and think positive. ... I just wanted to stay
Mark Bradley: The Braves' newfound depth brings a charge ATLANTA – In an extended conversation last month, Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos spoke of the two years he spent with the Dodgers as an assistant GM. "Like going to grad school," he said. Then he offered this: "I really learned to appreciate and value depth. I'm really excited about how deep we're becoming as an organization. I didn't appreciate it as much in my time in Toronto. We were more of a star-laden club with not that layer of depth. And being in L.A., I learned to appreciate that, especially that grind of six months, to get in (the playoffs) year-in and year-out, the importance of it." On Sunday, Anthopoulos' club
Michael Martinez entered Game 7 of the 2016 World Series as a designated thrower. After Yan Gomes' throw to second base got away on a Jason Heyward stolen base attempt, the Cubs outfielder sprinted to third, setting Javier Báez up for a bunt attempt on a full count. Prior to the pitch, Terry Francona inserted Martinez into right for Coco Crisp, in the case that Báez or Dexter Fowler on deck would give Heyward the chance to score on a sacrifice fly. Báez fouled off his bunt attempt for a strikeout, and Fowler grounded out, so Martinez never got that chance. Fast forward to the bottom of the 10th inning, Rajai Davis had just delivered another moment of magic, singling home Brandon Guyer to make
This new Atlanta Braves minor league promotion is one of the funniest—and impressive—things you'll see.
Gwinnett Stripers 3, Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 9 Drew Waters, RF: 3-4, RBI, 2 R, .809 OPS Cristian Pache, CF: 0-4, .451 OPS Patrick Weigel, SP: 2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 3.13 ERA After dominating the Railriders for two straight weekends, the Stripers finally gave up a second win over the two weekends to the Yankees affiliate. Patrick Weigel got the start and went two innings, allowing a pair of runs on five hits and two walks. Corbin Clouse followed and gave up a run in his three innings of work. Jose De Paula helped Scranton break it open with four runs in an inning and a third, before Chad Sobotka came in for a scoreless inning and two thirds. Jacob Webb allowed the last two runs of
Hamptons surfers were stunned when Southampton police began enforcing a forgotten 40-year-old regulation that bans surfing at popular beaches. Those who have enjoyed the surf for years — including Coldplay's Chris Martin — were told they'd get a $1,000 fine if they defied the ban, in place until Sept. 15. Martin has often been spotted surfing in the area alone and with his kids. He was also seen Friday at Surf Lodge in Montauk with girlfriend Dakota Johnson.
About a year after a benches-clearing incident between the Braves and Marlins over a Ronald Acuña Jr. HBP, the grudge continued to fester. Acuña was once again hit on the first pitch of the game.
After being designated for assignment by the Kansas City Royals on Friday, former Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton has found a new home. The Atlanta Braves picked up the outfielder off of waivers Monday giving the team added depth in the outfield as it makes a run at the playoffs. The Braves lead the Washington Nationals by 5 ½ games in the National League East. Hamilton signed with the Royals in the offseason after being granted free agency by the Reds and was hitting only .211 with a .275 on-base percentage this season. He stole 18 bases in 23 attempts in 93 games. The speedy outfielder played from the Reds from 2013-18, collecting 611 hits and stealing 277 bases over that time. He
While you can never go wrong with a good sock or tie when buying Christmas gifts for men, make 2019 the year you surprise him by gifting something a little different. Your present doesn't have to be extravagant (it's the thought that counts after all) just different enough that he'll know you put some thought into it.
Associated Press ATLANTA -- Braves reliever Jacob Webb is done for the season after being placed on the 60-day injured list with an ailing right elbow. Webb, 26, had been one of the most effective pitchers in Atlanta's bullpen, with a 4-0 record, 2 saves and a 1.39 ERA in 36 appearances. But he had not pitched in the big leagues since going on the 10-day IL with an elbow impingement July 13. "His elbow still isn't right," Braves manager Brian Snitker said before Tuesday's game against the Miami Marlins. "They don't know [what it is]. They'll have him looked at again, do all the tests." Webb began a rehab assignment at Triple-A Gwinnett on July 31, but he struggled in 10 appearances, posting a