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2019 Schedule
41-30, 1st in NL East

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When an MLB pitcher gets hit in the head by a liner, as Braves lefty Sean Newcomb did Sat., it raises the issue of safety devices. This season, 10 big league pitchers (including 3 who'd previously suffered serious head injuries — Evan Marshall, Daniel Ponce de Leon & Matt Shoemaker) have worn the SST Pro Performance head guard, SST CEO Matt Meier told ESPN's Outside the Lines. That carbon fiber cap insert isn't approved by MLB & the players' union, but pitchers are free to wear it or any safety product — unless it interferes with competition or licensing agreements. In 2016, MLB & the union came up with a visor-like hybrid cap-helmet, but no pitchers have worn it in a game.

Hernandez has 3 RBI day in win over Braves (0:45)

Hernández delivers 2-run single, Phillies rally in 9th

Cesar Hernandez singled in two runs off Luke Jackson in the ninth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied from a two-run deficit to snap the Atlanta Braves' eight-game winning streak with a 6-5 victory on Saturday night.

Donaldson blasts 3-run shot to lift Braves (0:33)
Newcomb takes line drive to head, exits game (0:35)
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Keuchel shaky in minors start, eyes Braves debut

Dallas Keuchel, who signed a one-year deal with the Braves last week, gave up three runs and 11 hits over seven innings for Double-A Mississippi on Saturday, but said he felt good physically and hopes his next outing will be in the majors.

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Braves' Newcomb exits after line drive off head

Braves starting pitcher Sean Newcomb exited Saturday's game in the third inning after being hit in the back of the head by a line drive off the bat of Philadelphia's J.T. Realmuto. Newcomb left the field under his own power.

McCann's walk-off RBI single completes Braves' comeback (0:39)
3 Braves smack solo homers (0:38)

BBTN: Virtuous

Before a discussion with Twins P Jake Odorizzi (34:35), Buster and Joel Sherman discuss the red hot Braves, the developing trade market and more (13:16). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (47:19).


Riley HR ties it in 9th, Braves top Bucs in 11 for 6 in row

Austin Riley tied the game with a solo homer in the ninth inning and scored the winning run on Ozzie Albies' double off Michael Feliz in the 11th, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 for their sixth straight victory Wednesday...

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Braves recall Minter, put him back in closer's mix

After a five-week stay in the minors, reliever A.J. Minter has been recalled by the Braves, and manager Brian Snitker said Minter will be used in a late-inning role. Luke Jackson remains the closer, filling the role Minter lost early in the season.


McCann homers twice, Braves with 5th straight

Brian McCann hit one of four Atlanta homers in the second inning and took Pirates starter Chris Archer deep again with a tiebreaking, three-run shot in the sixth to help the Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 on Tuesday night.

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Braves' Keuchel pitches 7 scoreless in minors

Dallas Keuchel pitched seven scoreless innings in a minor league start with Class A Rome on Monday, striking out nine as he ramps up after signing with the Braves.


BBTN: Ortiz Status, Power Surge, Numbers Game

After getting the latest on David Ortiz's condition from Marly Rivera (11:23), Buster and David Schoenfield discuss the ridiculous power surge in the majors, the Dodgers' bullpen weaknesses and more (18:50). Plus, David Ross on Big Papi (34:10) and Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (47:34).

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3 ejected after benches clear in Pirates-Braves

Pirates right-hander Joe Musgrove, manager Clint Hurdle and Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson were tossed after a benches-clearing confrontation in Atlanta.


BBTN: Ortiz Latest, Bumgarner vs. Muncy, Goldschmidt

Before hearing from Cardinals 1B Paul Goldschmidt (28:02) Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss the latest with David Ortiz, the war of words between Madison Bumgarner & Max Muncy, Dallas Keuchel's pointed words about his negotiations and more (10:15). Plus, Cap Talk with Todd Radom (31:40).

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.262
On Base Percentage.340
Slugging Percentage.453
Earned Run Average4.26
Quality Starts0