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Updated: 2018-04-21T22:54:53-04:00

 



Braves stun Mets bullpen late in 4-3 comeback win

2018-04-21T22:54:53-04:00

After a series of blunders saw the Braves fall behind in the eighth, they battled back and stunned Jeurys Familia and the Mets to bring home a walkoff win. After an exciting pitching duel that saw Julio Teheran and Jacob deGrom battle to a scoreless standstill over seven innings, the Braves coughed up the lead in the eighth and then furiously stormed back, delivering a 4-3 walkoff win in thrilling fashion on Saturday night. Trailing by one in the ninth, Dansby Swanson, Johan Camargo, and Ender Inciarte combined to ruin Jeurys Familia’s night and send the hometown folks home happy. Before all that transpired, though, the fans watching in the stands and on TV were treated to a gem of a pitcher’s duel. Jacob deGrom was on point for New York, tossing four and two-thirds hitless frames before an opposite-field liner by Carlos Perez (yes, Carlos Perez) broke up the no-hit bid. Teheran was not quite so stingy himself, having allowed three hits to that point, but still managed to keep the Mets off the board. Most impressive was Teheran’s third inning: after allowing back-to-back one-out singles, Teheran pumped in 10 straight strikes to Yoenis Cespedes and Asdrubal Cabrera, striking both out on sizzling sliders just below the zone. Then, in the fifth, with two runners on once again, Teheran coaxed a picture-perfect roller back to the mound on a 3-1 fastball out of the zone thrown to Michael Conforto, which became a 1-6-3 double play that ended the inning. In the sixth, the Braves were denied a potential run in disappointing fashion. Ender Inciarte led off the half-inning with an infield hit and immediately stole second with nary a chance to throw him out. On the next pitch, Inciarte went flying towards third and successfully stole the base... or he would have had a replay review not ruled that he came off the bag. This baserunning blunder proved to be painful two batters later, as Freddie Freeman mashed a liner into the gap for what would have been a run-scoring hit whether Inciarte stole any bases or not. With Freeman on second and two out, Nick Markakis popped out to end the inning. Both Teheran and deGrom ended their nights on relative high notes. Teheran had a quiet top half, throwing just nine pitches to retire the side in order. deGrom struck out the side, working around a Dansby Swanson single and stolen base in the process. In the eighth, the game appeared to slip away from the Braves, due to a bevy of mistakes. Sam Freeman came on and immediately fell victim to the bane of this Atlanta bullpen thus far, issuing a leadoff walk to pinch-hitter Wilmer Flores. Jose Reyes then surprised the Atlanta infield with a bunt try. The ball was fielded by Carlos Perez, but Freddie Freeman failed to return to first and Ozzie Albies took too long to get to the first base bag, putting men on first and second with none out. Freeman then got Conforto to ground to Johan Camargo at third. Camargo fielded the ball to his side and slung it to second, where Albies appeared to have caught the ball and dropped it on the transfer. However, the Mets challenged and the mystical arts of the replay review determined that Albies actually never had control of the ball, loading the bases with none out and drawing a mass of portentous clouds over SunTrust Park. Brian Snitker relieved Sam Freeman of duty and summoned Shane Carle from the bullpen. Carle, who had stranded each inherited runner he had been given so far, started off well, getting a weak fly out to right off the bat of Yoenis Cespedes. However, that’s where the luck ended: Asdrubal Cabrera hooked a 1-0 pitch from Carle that was way, way outside into right field, scoring the first two runs of the game. Two pitches later, Jay Bruce hit a liner into center. Ender Inciarte charged the ball but failed to come up with it cleanly; a third run scored. Fortunately, Carle struck out Todd Frazier, and after an intentional walk to Adrian Gonzalez, retired Jose Lobaton on a liner that Preston Tucker nearly lost in the lights. Down 3-0, the Braves had their work cut out for them, and wo[...]



Mets vs Braves Saturday game thread

2018-04-21T18:30:02-04:00

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The Atlanta Braves and New York Mets split the first two games of their four-game series. Atlanta knocked around Matt Harvey on Friday with a 12-4 win. New York outlasted the Braves on Saturday with a 5-3 victory in 12 innings.

Julio Teheran gets the nod for Atlanta tonight and is looking to continue a string of two straight solid outings. He will be opposed by Mets right hander Jacob deGrom.

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Johan Camargo in the lineup at third Saturday against Mets

2018-04-21T15:48:37-04:00

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Camargo gets first start of season.

The Atlanta Braves continue their four-game series against the New York Mets Saturday night at SunTrust Park. Julio Teheran will be on the mound for Atlanta while New York will counter with Jacob deGrom.

Johan Camargo will make his first start of the 2018 season Saturday night getting the nod at third base. Kurt Suzuki gets the night off with Carlos Perez moving behind the dish.

Ravin allowed two hits, two runs and a walk in two innings of relief in Friday’s loss to the Mets. That was the first action he had seen since being activated from the disabled list.

Ravin was DFA’d towards the end of spring training but went unclaimed on waivers and was outrighted to Gwinnett. He later earned his way back into the bullpen picture and rejoined the 40-man roster but went on the 10-day disabled list with a viral infection after making just one appearance.

Socolovich is making his second appearance on Atlanta’s 40-man roster since the season began. He pitched two scoreless innings in his only appearance with Atlanta this season. He made four appearances for Triple-A Gwinnett where he allowed nine hits and four earned runs over 6.1 innings.




Teheran looks to continue trend against Mets

2018-04-21T14:00:03-04:00

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Teheran takes the mound as the Braves continue their series against the Mets

The Atlanta Braves continue their four-game series against the New York Mets on Saturday with Julio Teheran squaring off against New York right hander Jacob deGrom.

Teheran is coming off of two solid outings in a row and will be looking to continue that trend Saturday night. He allowed five hits, one run and struck out a season-high nine last time out against the Phillies. Teheran has allowed 10 hits and three runs over his last 12 innings.

The walks are still a concern as he has issued seven over his last two starts, but he has done a much better job of keeping the ball in the yard having allowed just one home run during that span.

The Mets will counter with deGrom who allowed three runs over 7.1 innings and struck out 12 last time out in a no-decision against the Nationals. He comes into the game with a 3.24 ERA in four starts with 30 strikeouts and just six walks.

Game Info

Game Date/Time: Saturday, April 21, 7:10 p.m. ET

Location: SunTrust Park, Atlanta, Georgia

TV: Fox Sports South

Streaming: MLB.tv

Radio: 680 AM/93.7 FM, WYAY 106.7




Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap 4/20: Ian Anderson struggles, Dustin Peterson is heating up

2018-04-21T10:00:05-04:00

Friday was a tough day on the farm, but there were a few nice performances hidden in the results. Friday was not a good day in the Braves system. The four teams were all in action, and three lost, but there was more to it than that. Two of the three losses came with an offense that failed to do much of anything, while the third loss was a game that they found a way to collapse and blow a lead. The only positive outcome was a Rome comeback win thanks to a late three run homer by an unlikely source. Pawtucket Red Sox 5, Gwinnett Stripers 4- 11 innings Boxscore Ronald Acuña Jr., LF: 1-6, R Dustin Peterson, RF: 2-5, 2B, RBI, R Andres Santiago, SP: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 3 K This loss is tough. The Stripers led 4-1 going into the bottom of the eighth, led by five very strong innings out of starter Andres Santiago. The bottom of the eighth came from David Peterson, who pitched a scoreless seventh and came back for a second inning of work. The only problem is that Peterson faced four batters in the eighth, and every single one of them reached base. Pawtucket scored three runs off this and tied it up to eventually go into extra innings. In extra innings it was the same story all over again, as Evan Phillips pitched a scoreless 10th inning and came back for a second inning of work only to fail to record an out while allowing the winning run to score after facing two batters. The star at the plate here was Dustin Peterson, who went two for five with a double and an RBI on a night where all but two hitters in the lineup recorded a hit. The Stripers also got doubles out of Jaff Decker and Rob Brantly in the losing effort. As for Ronald Acuña Jr., he went one for six with a run scored and a pair of strikeouts. Next Game: Saturday 4/21 visting Pawtucket @ 6:15 PM. Probable Starters: Gwinnett-Kolby Allard, Pawtucket-TBD Pensacola Blue Wahoos 5, Mississippi Braves 0 Boxscore Alay Lago, 2B: 2-3, BB Enderson Franco, SP: 3.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 4 K Connor Johnstone, RP: 2.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K Enderson Franco got the start and after giving up three runs in the second inning, set the tone for this game early. Franco, while not pitching horribly overall certainly didn’t have his best start of the season, and that was all that Pensacola would need on a night like this. The one bright spot was the relief, as Connor Johnstone, Adam McCreery, and Elian Leyva combined to go five and a third innings and allowed just one run. There was no offense here thanks to six shutout innings from Pensacola pitcher Wyatt Strahan and then nearly three perfect innings out of their bullpen by a trio of relievers. Outside of Alay Lago, who had a pair of singles and a walk, the only other base hit was a single from Tyler Neslony. Next Game: Saturday 4/21 visting Mobile @ 8:05 PM. Probable Starters: Mississippi-Kyle Wright, Mobile-Jose Rodriguez Lakeland Flying Tigers 7, Florida Fire Frogs 1 Boxscore Ian Anderson, SP: 3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 4 K Jon Kennedy, RP, 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K Justin Ellison, DH: 1-3, 3B, RBI This game was not nearly as ugly as the final score indicates. In fact the score was just 3-1 through seven innings. Ian Anderson had some struggles here, giving up a run in each inning he pitched, but after three scorless innings from Jon Kennedy and another out of Mauricio Cabrera, and the Fire Frogs were in this one late. Things changed in the eighth when Thomas Burrows allowed three runs, though only one was earned because of a key two out throwing error by Anfernee Seymour. The Tigers then added another run in the ninth off of Sean McLaughlin. The offense was non-existent here. Tigers starter Anthony Castro pitched five very strong innings, then their two relievers went the final four innings giving up nothing more than one walk. Together the three pitchers gave up three hits and two walks with 12 strikeouts. The hits came as singles from Braxton Davidson and Marcus Mooney, along with an RBI triple from Justi[...]