Batter Up Podcast

Batter Up Podcast

Batter Up Podcast

Mike Soroka #40 of the Atlanta Braves
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Knox Bardeen
June 10, 2019 - 10:25 pm
Mike Soroka, through 10 starts this season, boasts a 7-1 record with a 1.38 ERA. Max Fried is 7-3 through 13 starts with a 3.75 ERA. Both young starting pitchers are cruising. As fantastically as they're hurling the ball right now, the Atlanta Braves have had many discussions about curtailing their...
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Kevin Gausman of the Atlanta Braves
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Knox Bardeen
April 23, 2019 - 12:31 pm
When Kevin Gausman takes the mound Tuesday night in Cincinnati to face the Reds, watch how he strikes batters out. Contrary to Crash Davis’ mound visit with Nuke LaLoosh in “Bull Durham,” strikeouts are not boring. In fact, they’re fist-pumping, and in the case of Pittsburgh Pirates hurler Chris...
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Mike Foltynewicz
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The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
April 23, 2019 - 8:57 am
92-9 The Game Atlanta Braves Insider Joe Patrick joined John Fricke and Hugh Douglas on The Morning Show to talk about the team's current road trip and what is going on with the starting rotation. Patrick on Mike Foltynewicz’s return planned for Friday night at home against Colorado: “It will be...
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Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson
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Knox Bardeen
April 10, 2019 - 2:32 pm
In 194 batted balls a season ago, Dansby Swanson had 10 barrels, a new analytic that MLB says uses "exit velocity and launch angle as a pair to find the hitters who just mash the most." To help with that math, 5.2 percent of Swanson's batted balls were of the "mash" variety. Thus far in 2019, the...
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Atlanta Braves left fielder Ronald Acuna Jr.
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The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
April 02, 2019 - 2:03 pm
According to multiple reports, the Atlanta Braves are finalizing an eight-year, $100 million contract with phenom outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. Former Braves outfielder Brian Jordan joined Andy Bunker and Jon Chuckery on Tuesday to talk about the big news. "I think it's a great deal for the Braves,"...
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Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies
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Joe Patrick
April 02, 2019 - 8:57 am
The Atlanta Braves’ 8-0 demolition of the Chicago Cubs in front of more than 41,000 fans at SunTrust Park for the team’s home opener Monday night was just the cleanse the team needed. The Braves dropped three consecutive games to start the season on the road against their NL East rival Philadelphia...
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Atlanta Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte
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Knox Bardeen
April 01, 2019 - 12:05 pm
While SunTrust Park has announced the Atlanta Braves home opener Monday versus the Chicago Cubs has been sold out, there’s cautious optimism surrounding the fans of the franchise currently. Fans have been peppering our station’s social media and calling in this morning to complain about a myriad of...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran
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Knox Bardeen
March 29, 2019 - 2:23 pm
Maybe the city of Atlanta should wait before tossing Julio Teheran out with yesterday's trash. Not only was Braves Nation mortified that Teheran was forced to start for the team on Opening Day, but many don't even feel that the 28-year-old Colombian – who just made his sixth Opening Day start for...
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Matt Joyce
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Joe Patrick
March 29, 2019 - 9:30 am
THREE UP Julio Teheran Despite the flurry of cynism/self-flagellation from Braves fans on social media after Andrew McCutchen’s leadoff home run, the Braves’ six-time Opening Day starter settled down and even dominated for periods. The ball didn’t bounce his way in the fourth inning and it led to a...
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Atlanta Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) celebrates with Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies
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Joe Patrick
March 27, 2019 - 4:15 pm
There’s a reason why, in sports, we so often hear young players — specifically a collection of young talent — referred to as “crops.” It makes sense. The metaphorical seed is planted the moment their name is announced as the team’s newest draftee/signee, and over time those seedlings grow and until...
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