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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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Jeff Larentowicz
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John and Hugh
April 17, 2019 - 9:07 am
John Fricke and Hugh Douglas were joined by Atlanta United midfielder Jeff Larentowicz to recap the win over the New England Revolution and preview the match against FC Dallas. The conversation turned toward the upcoming schedule, specifically the home stretch over the next few weeks. Larentowicz...
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Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb
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The Midday Show
April 16, 2019 - 1:52 pm
Atlanta Braves starter Sean Newcomb was sent down to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday following a disastrous performance against the New York Mets on Saturday. Newcomb has struggled with his command dating back to Spring Training, and even last season. In 2018, Newcomb walked 81 batters in 164 innings,...
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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 second baseman Ozzie Albies
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Knox Bardeen
April 04, 2019 - 10:29 am
In today's baseball, chock-full of advanced analytics that feed us trajectories and wonderful cameras that can show exactly what spin rate does to a pitch, it’s easier to understand the pressure and incredibly brief decision-making process batters go through in determining whether a pitch is going...
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 Atlanta Braves left fielder Ronald Acuna Jr.
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The Midday Show
April 02, 2019 - 12:53 pm
The Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms with outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. on an eight-year, $100 million contract extension, the team announced Tuesday. The Atlanta #Braves today agreed to terms with OF Ronald Acuña Jr. on an eight-year contract extension through 2026 worth $100 million, with club...
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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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Wendy Adams
March 13, 2019 - 1:01 pm
The Atlanta Braves offically announced that starter Mike Foltynewicz won't pitch on opening-day. The right-hander has been dealing with elbow discomfort, and has been limited to one start in spring training. However, could the All-Star miss more than just the first game? Braves general manager Alex...
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