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  1. Friday, 7:05 PM Bartolo Colon, RHP, 1-1, 4.24 Jeremy Hellickson, RHP, 2-0, 1.59 Saturday, 7:05 PM Jaime Garcia, LHP, 0-1, 4.67 Jerad Eickhoff, RHP, 0-1, 2.75 Sunday, 1:35 PM Mike Foltynewicz, RHP, 0-2, 4.26 Zach Eflin, RHP, 0-0, 3.60
  2. Acuna is being compared to Andruw Jones. I'd take him. Austin Riley will be in LF. An OF of Ender, Acuna and Riley is just fine with me. Here's a little write up on a scouting report for Acuna The ball sounds different off of Ronald Acuna’s bat. It sounds overdone, but it is true. The ball jumps off of his bat in a way few players can claim, and that power holds true to all sides of the field. On one occasion in 2016, Acuna took a fastball on the lower outside corner, and was able to drive a line drive over the fence in right field. In State Mutual Stadium, with the way the wind can blow, that is about as impressive a home run as you will see.
  3. You're probably looking at 2019. The top pitchers will be here later this year and 2018. By 2019 they should be ready to roll. They could push for a wild card next season if everything clicks quickly.
  4. Glad to see Folty picking up where he left off. He has great potential.
  5. Bowman said to be prepared to see a lot of swapping with Blair, Wisler and Jackson. The Braves want Blair and Wisler starting games so they'll be up briefly for long relief and then go back to make starts.
  6. Yes, he only has a couple years in but his number suggest he's a slow starter. His first half average is .237, second half is .288
  7. Ender is just a slow starter. He showed what he's capable of when he gets going. Still his 3 year history in the first half is only about .250.
  8. Braves called up Matt Wisler and sent Blair back to AAA. Braves like having Collmenter available in middle innings. Since the All Star break in 2016 Brandon Phillips is hitting .334. That's 5th in the NL.
  9. I'm willing to try it. You have to get somebody on in front of Freeman and Phillips is the hottest hitter not named Freeman.
  10. This team could easily have about 4 more wins. Just can't get out of our own way
  11. This would be a great win.
  12. Flowers is the GOAT
  13. Somebody murder a goat on behalf of Swanson. It's pretty clear the baseball gods are pissed off at him.
  14. Another 1 run game. Offense needs to support these pitchers. They're keeping us in the game
  15. Jaime is dealing
  16. Markakis is trying to hit a HR in this series. Better weather and he has 2
  17. Jaime missed his spot to Franco. Lucky it was only a single.
  18. Freeman walked, Kemp singled, Markakis up with 2 on and 2 out.
  19. Eickhoff hasn't allowed more than 3 runs in 11 straight starts.
  20. Ryan Howard had an RBI single in his first AB at Gwinnett
  21. Phillips said he's trying to keep Dansby loose and having fun. You might have seen Phillips giving Swanson some grief for catching a pop up on his side of 2B. Phillips mentioned Swanson has been tense lately trying to do too much.
  22. He's struggling but the point is he's not "Dansby Uggla". He'll get it going. There was the one guy a couple of weeks ago saying he wished we still had Simmons and Swanson was nothing more than a local guy to sell tickets.