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Acuna is good. Riley is good. Mike Soroka is good. Also, I'm getting this stuck in everyone's head because it's been stuck in mine for two days.

 

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They keep referencing Riley getting spring training in with Albert Pujols, Chipper, and TP. The latter two I understand but what's the Pujols tie-in?

 

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On 5/21/2019 at 10:37 AM, BigOrange1 said:

definitely a fun team.  really wish they could acquire an ace though.  

Kuechel and Kimbrel would work. I don’t think Kuechel is an “ace” anymore, but I’d like adding a bonafide vet to the staff. 

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1 hour ago, ATLLonghorn said:

Austin Riley is good.

Freeman and Acuna were a combined 0-11 today and the Braves won because of Austin Riley.

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Acuña and Albies. Don't think I've ever seen two players consistently have as much fun. The Wednesday game was hilarious when they were giving each other shit from 2nd base to deep center field.

And, yep, Riley brings magic.

Edited by Fuga
can't type for shit

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Maybe it's because we have our own thread, but it's insane to me to see Riley get so little coverage. He's had 5 homers in what, 9 or 10 games? And the dude drove in the winning run yesterday after tying it up earlier.

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I’m starting to feel good about this team....so brace yourselves for a 5 game losing streak.

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If this is the Folty we're gonna get going forward this team is going to be good. Him getting close to his form from last year is a game changer for this team. Hopefully he can keep building on it.

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I know. The wife was super busy but every time she walked through she'd check what was happening and say, "WTF, where's HE been?"

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Teams are now 3-423 this season when trailing by 3+ runs entering the 9th inning.

The Braves have two of those wins.

 

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8 hours ago, ATLLonghorn said:

Teams are now 3-423 this season when trailing by 3+ runs entering the 9th inning.

The Braves have two of those wins.

 

Wonderful stat.

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Still wondering why Riley isn't getting much national coverage considering he has more homers and RBIs than Vlad Jr. with roughly one half as many ABs.

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really hoping they can find a way to add keuchel or kimbrel now that the draft compensation angle of their free agencies is no more.

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Picked up the Baylor catcher and aggy SS in the first round.

Catcher supposed to be MLB-ready and future gold glove winner.  

Shewmake is a goofy looking dude, but he can hit. 

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'Bout time Riley hit a homer. Hasn't had one since, what, Saturday? 20+ RBIs in 2 weeks.

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Riley hitting that home opened the flood gates too, Donaldson and Freddie hitting them.

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Also, the timing of this is hilarious because the AJC released an article today about how the Braves TV deal was thought to be worth $35 million and is actually worth $83 million...that's a fairly large difference.

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I don’t love Kuechel as far as being as productive as what he wants to get paid, but with Fried hitting a wall recently, Gausman totally sucking and Soroka never throwing more than 153 innings in a season, I think he’s a great addition. 

Maybe his veteran leadership will help Newcomb, Touki and the other young guns get over that hump as well. 

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You are correct. Think how many other teams could have spilled $13M, but they were pussies. 

Congrats to your team for being fucking active. 

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Acuña hits a Grand Slam then Gausman can't even pitch to save his job, now the lead is a run.

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39 minutes ago, BigOrange1 said:

gausman is doing everything he can to lose his spot to keuchel here in a few days.

Everyone but Newcomb who pitched last night should be DFA. Even if we somehow win the NL-East again, I don't see us getting out of the NLDS because of this pitching staff.

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Winkler has minor league options so he's probably gone for either Keuchel or Minter when he comes back. The other spot will be between outrighting Blevins or faking an injury to Gausman to try and let him figure things out in the minors on a "rehab" stint. 

Hopefully for Minter it's just that the car accident he injured himself in this spring cut short his spring training and they brought him back too soon to start the season. Since being optioned to Triple A he's been scoreless in 8 of 9 appearances and only walked two guys. He's only had three clean appearances which is very much the AJ Minter experience so I'm not expecting him to be a lights out closer, but hopefully he can come back as a productive member of the bullpen.

If Soroka's productivity doesn't fall off a cliff you have Soroka and Keuchel 1-2. Teheran has mastered the art of pitching ugly not allowing more than one ER in his last seven starts. Fried has his ups and downs. Who the hell knows what to expect from Folty. As far as the bullpen goes, Newk, Touki, Minter and Jackson provide a core and AA said they're likely going to add a bullpen arm closer to the trade deadline.

As for getting out of the NLDS with this staff, well if we win the division we're going to avoid the Dodgers which is nice. 

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such a fun team.  they never give up and they come up big when it really matters.  and it's (mostly) a bunch of kids doing it.

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Head into the Phillies series with a 1.5 game lead. Teheran has gone eight straight starts with one ER allowed or fewer but hasn't gone more than six innings in any of them. I have nicknamed him "Seis Bueno"

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18 hours ago, ATLLonghorn said:

Head into the Phillies series with a 1.5 game lead. Teheran has gone eight straight starts with one ER allowed or fewer but hasn't gone more than six innings in any of them. I have nicknamed him "Seis Bueno"

Crazy that Teheran is mostly carrying the starting pitching this year. Finally looking like the guy everyone thought he would be.

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Hell, even the wife is loving it. Hasn't paid close attention since Bobby left. Even knows Walt Weiss is on the bench.

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The past two games have shown what this team is: incredibly resilient, thunderously talented on offense and extremely flawed on the mound. It's really fucking frustrating because I truly believe this lineup is good enough to win a World Series, but the pitching staff isn't. I still believe they could be ok with Keuchel and Soroka at the top of the rotation, but the bullpen is a disaster and they don't have a closer.

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