The injuries continue to pile up for the Braves. The injury bug bit the Atlanta Braves again Friday when Ender Inciarte suffered what appeared to be a leg injury while running the bases during the fourth inning against the Cubs.
Ronald Acuña is swinging an absolutely scorching bat right now. He’s got the talent to keep it up all year, which is why you need this new shirt. Is there a better leadoff hitter in all of baseball than Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña?
The Atlanta Braves prevented a home sweep Thursday, but holes in their lineup make it easy for opposing pitchers looking for outs. Ronald Acuña Jr. continues to carry the Atlanta Braves offense with only sporadic help from Freddie Freeman, Travis d’Arnaud, and Ozzie Albies.
The Atlanta Braves are not getting good production from Austin Riley. Is it time to shake things up? We already knew Austin Riley was a liability on defense, making a nice play here and there, but -8 DRS below average in 518.2 innings is terrible.
Ender Inciarte draws a start in center The Braves lineup for the series opener at Wrigley Field looks like this... at least until the team announces that someone else (please no) has been scratched and sent to the Injured List ahead of game time.
An early-season misery loves company matchup The MLB schedule apparently has a sense of humor: the struggling Braves will kick off a two-city, five-game road trip with a visit to Chicago to face the reeling Cubs, before continuing on to take on the now-underachieving Yankees in New York.
Even if it wasn’t pretty, and it involved yet another Braves starter getting knocked around, Atlanta pulled through on Thursday versus the Marlins — winning in walk-off fashion by a score of 7-6, to both avoid the four-game sweep and get back in the win column for the first time since back on April 10th.
Yes – he’s on fire. But where would the Atlanta Braves be without Ronald Acuna Jr. right now? The numbers are great, but even these by themselves don’t go nearly far enough in revealing just how vital Ronald Acuna Jr.
With news on Tuesday night that Atlanta Braves starting CF Cristian Pache would be headed to the IL with a strained left groin, that leaves the Braves with a current hole in center field with no clear-cut replacement should he miss extensive time.
Dansby Swanson delivered a walk-off single in the ninth to send the Atlanta Braves to a much-needed 7-6 win over the Miami Marlins. Ronald Acuña Jr. finished with two hits including his seventh home run of the season.
Sometimes it’s just fun to look back at “what ifs” from past offseasons. Fans (including myself and many other writers) frequently think they know best, but more often than not, Alex Anthopoulos has pulled the right strings and kept the Braves in a position to win championships now and in the future.
The Atlanta Braves looked to avoid a 4-game sweep Thursday afternoon and get back to their winning ways. The first three games of this series did not go how the Atlanta Braves would have liked them to.