Batter Up Podcast

Batter Up Podcast

Batter Up Podcast

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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Wendy Adams
March 18, 2019 - 3:21 pm
The 92.9 The Game "Spring Training Show" with former Braves outfielder Brian Jordan, beat reporter Joe Patrick and Andy Bunker sat down for an exclusive interview with Dansby Swanson. The Braves shortstop battled through a wrist injury last season and finally underwent surgery for it in November...
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The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
March 18, 2019 - 8:03 am
Atlanta Braves Insider Joe Patrick joined John Fricke and Hugh Douglas Monday and discussed the mentality of the team so far this spring. "The mentality of this team is quite interesting," Patrick explained. "They are unanimously considered the underdog, and Brian Snitker enjoys that aspect of it...
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Brian Snitker
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The Bunker Mentality
March 17, 2019 - 1:06 pm
Brian Snitker has been with the Atlanta Braves organization since 1977 (41 years) including three different stints as a coach for the Braves before becoming interim manager in 2016. "Snit," as he is more commonly known, was given a couple of one-year "prove it" contracts after taking over the team...
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Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb
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Joe Patrick
March 07, 2019 - 8:33 am
Today, we’re taking stock of how the Atlanta Braves pitching battle by looking at how three players are trending — up and down — compared to their squad standing entering spring training in February. Let’s get to it. THREE UP Kyle Wright Off the back of his second outstanding outing of spring...
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Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson hits a single during the fourth inning of a game
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Joe Patrick
March 06, 2019 - 9:20 am
What do Dansby Swanson, Luiz Gohara, Mike Soroka, Mike Foltynewicz and Kevin Gausman all have in common. In the last week or so, they’ve all been shelved for various health reasons. Which of these injuries impact the Braves Opening Day roster? Let’s sort them out. Dansby Swanson Swanson returned to...
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