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Braves @ Marlins

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GAME 1 - Thursday 8/8 @ 7:10p

 Dallas Keuchel (3-4; 3.86 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 4.75 FIP)

vs

 Elieser Hernandez (1-4; 5.66 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 6.15 FIP)

GAME 2 - Friday 8/9 @ 7:10p

 Julio Teheran (6-7; 3.46 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 4.47 FIP)

vs

 Caleb Smith (7-5; 3.35 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 4.19 FIP)

GAME 3 - Saturday 8/10 - 6:10p

 Mike Soroka (10-2; 2.45 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 3.26 FIP)

vs

Sandy Alcantara (4-10; 4.50 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 5.01 FIP)

GAME 4 - Sunday 8/11 - 1:10p

 Mike Foltynewicz (3-5; 6.26 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 6.19 FIP)

vs

 Hector Noesi (0-1; 9.00 ERA, 1.60 WHIP, 9.02 FIP)

 

Match-up Notes

Atlanta Braves 68-48 (1st in NL EAST; 6 UP) -- Record vs. Opponent: 10-2

 Offensive Ranking (NL) .264 AVG (3), .338 OBP (2), .461 SLG (2), 183 HR (3), 408 XBH (3), 626 Runs (2)

 Pitching Rankings (NL)  4.36 ERA (6), .255 BAA (12), 989 SO (9), 429 BB (15), 1.39 WHIP (13), 4.58 FIP (11)

 

Miami Marlins 42-71 (5th in NL EAST; 24.5 GB) -- Record vs. Opponent: 2-10

 Offensive Ranking (NL) .238 AVG (14), .296 OBP (15), .364 SLG (15), 94 HR (15), 283 XBH (15), 404 Runs (15)

 Pitching Rankings (NL)  4.44 ERA (10), .241 BAA (3), 979 SO (14), 416 BB (14), 1.32 WHIP (9), 4.64 FIP (12)

 

The Braves knocked off a power-packed Minnesota Twins club, 2 out of 3, by putting up 23 runs in the final two games of the series. While the starting pitching failed to get past the 6th inning in two of the three starts, they were by-and-large excellent against arguably the AL's best lineup. Up next is a 4-game set with the struggling Marlins, which will see Atlanta will miss RHP Jordan Yamamoto, who shut down the Braves over 6 scoreless innings on July 5th. 

Despite a brief hot streak that saw the Marlins win 5 out of 6 games, the second half has not been kind to Miami, as they have complied a 9-16 record since the break, including a current 6-game losing streak. Offense in general has been the issue for this Marlins club, as they have slashed .228/.281/.385 as a team since July 14. Recently-promoted OF Lewis Brinson has been handed the reigns in CF, with hopes that he will build off the strong AAA numbers he put up (.270/.861 with 16 HR and 16 SB), while 3B/OF Brian Anderson has shaken off the early-season cobwebs and has been the best hitter on the club since June (.263/.342/.551).

 

WHO'S HOT

Ronald Acuna, Jr. .345 AVG, 1.180 OPS, 5 XBH, 9 RBI, 1 SB, 2/10 BB/K in his last 29 At-Bats 

Brian Anderson .286 AVG, 1.031 OPS, 9 XBH, 9 RBI, 3/8 BB/K in his last 49 At-Bats 

 

WHO'S NOT

Shane Greene 0-1, 15.00 ERA, 3.00 WHIP in 3 appearances with Atlanta

Jorge Alfaro .180 AVG, .479 OPS, 3 XBH, 5 RBI, 2/27 BB/K since the All-Star Break

 

INJURY NOTES

Austin Riley placed on IL with "right knee sprain". Announced that he will visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday.

Dansby Swanson still rehabbing and will require multiple rehab-starts

 

MINOR LEAGUE NOTES

RHP Kyle Wright turned in his sixth straight QS for the Stripers, compiling a line of 39IP, 32H, 9ER, 6BB, 41K, 2.08 ERA, and 0.97 WHIP in that span.

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

  • Giants release former All-Star 2B Joe Panik on 8/7
  • Diamondbacks release RHP Greg Holland & activate C Blake Swihart from 60-day IL on 8/7
  • Indians' Corey Kluber sent on rehab assignment to AAA Columbus on 8/8
  • Georgia-native and former 1st overall pick SS Tim Beckham (Seattle) banned 80-games for testing positive for PEDs (Stanozolol) 
  • Tigers designate RHP Trevor Rosenthal for Assigment
  • Red Sox place LHP David Price on IL with a TFCC cyst (wrist) 
  • Mets have signed RHP Brad Brach to a ML deal and optioned LHP Donnie Hart to AAA; OF Brandon Nimmo placed on 60-day IL

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1 hour ago, ATLBrave said:

As @youngbloodz said in another thread, sprain = stretch/tear, so it’s just semantics. 

That's a lot shorter recovery time than ACL and a complete tear, so that's good news. He would obviously miss the rest of this season but should be good to go come spring training if that is indeed all it is.

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4 minutes ago, Malachore said:

Has Joe Panik been that bad? Thought he was gunna be da future for them.

He’s been a mostly below-average hitter since his All-Star campaign in ‘15. Has posted an OPS+ below 100 (considered average) 3 out of the last 4 years (88, 102, 79, 69).

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2 minutes ago, Malachore said:

Has Joe Panik been that bad? Thought he was gunna be da future for them.

Yes. Panick is a career .271/.334/.383 (.717) hitter and since the start of 2016 has hit only .256/.322/.369 (.691). That is after hitting .309/.364/.419 (.783) his first two years in the majors. Basically what happened is pitchers figured him out and he's never been able to make the necessary adjustments to counter.

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Snitker said Swanson is not close to returning. Braves are taking no chances. They want him 100% healthy for September/October.

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I didn't see the first homerun but the homerun Brian Anderson just hit wasn't even a bad pitch. I've got no idea how he hit that out.

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