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  1. It's been six hours and I'm still PO'd about that Culberson call. No official word, but it sounds like a broken cheekbone. The good news seems to be that there's no break the jawbone, he didn't lose any teeth, and there was no damage to the eye. Again, all unconfirmed at this time.
  2. No game against Washington in September should be that relaxing. Soroka for RoY.
  3. Yeah, not so much.
  4. Good idea, Maddon was terrible for signing Chatwood, Darvish, Morrow, Heyward, and Kimbrel to those big contacts. He also shouldn't have gutted the farm for Jose Quintana. So glad Maddon will be held accountable.
  5. My out of nowhere prediction: Duvall and Riley go back-to-back tonight.
  6. New podcast, we talk about this year's biggest surprises, disappointments, and stories for the Braves minor leagues. We also talk Stripers playoffs and the organization's selections for players/pitchers of the year.
  7. I enjoyed the stress-free game last night. I also am liking getting Good Julio and Good Folty consistently now.
  8. The Braves named their minor league players/pitchers of the year before the game today: GWI: OF Rafael Ortega, RHP Bryse Wilson MIS: OF Cristian Pache and OF Drew Waters (co-winner), RHP Ian Anderson and LHP Tucker Davidson (co-winners) FLA: OF Trey Harris, LHP Hayden Deal ROM: OF Justin Dean, LHP Dilmer Mejia DAN: 1B Bryce Ball, RHP Ricky DeVito GCL: OF Michael Harris, RHP Eudi Acencio DSL: Of Deivi Estrada, RHP Roddery Munoz Trey Harris and Ian Anderson were name the organizational Player and Pitcher of the Year.
  9. Huge loss for Minnesota. dumb***.
  10. Went to the game last night. I am happy that this was the first time that in a game I attended where he played, Matt Adams did not hit a home run. The Braves are now 20-4 since the Incident With The Fire Extinguisher.
  11. The Stripers stayed alive in the International League semi-finals by blowing out Columbus 10-6 on Friday night, forcing a Game Four. Gwinnett scored all 10 of their runs in back-to-back 5-run innings in the 2nd and the 3rd. The big blow in the 2nd inning was a 3-run shot by catcher John Ryan Murphy, while outfielder Cristian Pache hit a grand slam in the 3rd. It was more than enough for starter Kyle Wright, who allowed 3 runs (2 earned) over 6 innings. Reliever Grant Dayton struggled, surrendering 3 runs and only getting two outs, but Patrick Weigel came on and locked down the Clippers the rest of the way. *** The Gwinnett Stripers' season came to an end last night, losing to Columbus 5-4 in Game 4 of the semi-finals. Columbus will now face Durham for the International League's Governor's Cup. This was a tight game throughout, and it took a Columbus rally in the 8th for them to pull through. Gwinnett starter Bryse Wilson wasn't his sharpest, but he gutted through 6 innings, allowing only 3 runs despite giving up 10 hits. After Columbus drew first blood in the 1st inning, Pedro Florimon tied it in the 2nd on a solo home run. The Clippers got the lead back in the 3rd on a lead-off homer by Ka'ai Tom, but Cristian Pache tied it back up in the 4th on an RBI groundout. Wilson got into trouble again the in the bottom of the 4th after a double and a single put Columbus on top again, but he was later able to get Tom to ground into a double play to end the threat. Gwinnett took a 4-3 lead in the top of the 5th after a Ryan LaMarre walk and a Jack Lopez 2-run shot. Wilson would settle in and keep Columbus off the board in the 5th and 6th. Left-hander Tyler Matzek came on the the 7th and pitched around a double to keep Gwinnett's lead intact. The 8th inning would turn out to be the critical frame. In the top of the inning, a Sean Kazmar walk, followed by singles from Andres Blanco and Cristian Pache would load the bases with nobody out and give the Stripers a chance to put the game away. The Clippers bullpen however did not break, as they cut down John Ryan Murphy and Luis Marte on strikes and got Drew Waters on an infield pop-up. In the bottom of the 8th, Matzek got first baseman Bobby Bradley out on strikes (and Bradley got himself tossed out of the game for arguing with the umpire). Matzek allowed a single and a groundout for the 2nd out of the inning, and the Stripers decided to go to right-hander Jason Creasy. Creasy couldn't find the strike zone however, and he walked the next two batters to load the bases, and 9th-place hitter Connor Marabell would deliver the game-winning hit with a 2-run double. Left-hander Caleb Thielbar came on to get the final out of the inning, but the damage was done. The Stripers threatened with two outs in the 9th on back-to-back singles by Pedro Florimon and Scott Kazmar (though Kazmar's low liner seemed to be caught in the outfield, but was called a trap by officials). It turned out not to matter as Andres Blanco went down swinging to end the game and the Stripers' season. All-in-all it was a historical season for Gwinnett, who ended the regular season with the best record in the International League and crushed nearly all franchise offensive records in the year the juiced ball came to AAA.
  12. From DOB: At 22 years and 242 days, Albies became the sixth-youngest Braves player to hit his 50th career homer, behind Hank Aaron, Ronald Acuña Jr., Bob Horner, Andruw Jones and Eddie Mathews.
  13. The Gwinnett Stripers dropped the second game of their 5-game semi-final playoff series to the Columbus Clippers 7-3 at home on Thursday night. The series will resume tonight in Columbus, with Gwinnett now needing to win three games on the road in order to advance to the finals. Gwinnett had a 2-0 lead in this one going into the 4th inning on the strength of a Ryan LaMarre lead-off home run and a 2nd-inning Cristian Pache RBI single. In the 4th, Stripers starter Ian Anderson, who had retired 8 in a row, gave up a 1-out walk. After a groundout put the runner at 2nd base, back-to-back singles cut the lead down to 1, then veteran catcher Dioner Navarro homered to put Columbus ahead 4-2, a lead Columbus would not relinquish. The Stripers would pull to 4-3 in the 5th inning after Drew Waters scored after a double and an error on a batted ball by outfielder Bradley Zimmer. Columbus would get that run back in the top of the 6th however on a Daniel Johnson RBI double off Anderson. Columbus would get insurance runs in the 8th and 9th off Striper relievers. Gwinnett will go into game 3 with Kyle Wright scheduled to pitch against right-hander Shao-Ching Chiang for Columbus. The Stripers, who have already lost Adam Duvall and Alex Jackson to the major league roster, could also lose Austin Riley, who is on a rehab assignment and is rumored to likely be activated for the Atlanta Braves tonight.