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Lineup: Braves (46-81) at Diamondbacks (53-74)
- 1. Ender Inciarte, CF (L)
- 2. Adonis Garcia, 3B (R)
- 3. Freddie Freeman, 1B (L)
- 4. Matt Kemp, LF (R)
- 5. Nick Markakis, RF (L)
- 6. Anthony Recker, C (R)
- 7. Dansby Swanson, SS (R)
- 8. Gordon Beckham, 2B (R)
- 9. Matt Wisler, RHP Daily lineups
How do Braves rank in intangibles?
Before he was hurt in June, Mallex Smith showed that he uses his speed nearly as well as any player in the major leagues. The same can't be said for Matt Kemp. And where does Freddie Freeman rank in terms of plate discipline? Dan Szymborski breaks it down. Ranking "intangible" tools (Insider)
Wednesday's longest home runs
Entering Wednesday, only two of Adonis Garcia's 10 home runs on the year eclipsed 400 feet. No. 11 passed that mark by a landslide. Manny Machado, Evan Longoria, Paul Goldschmidt and Justin Upton round out the list.
Brandon Drury drove in Jake Lamb with a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning, giving the Arizona Diamondbacks a 10-9 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night.
Jeff Francoeur has been dealt by the Braves to the Marlins in a three-way trade with the Rangers that includes two minor leaguers and cash.
Three minor league pitchers in the Cincinnati organization and a pitcher in the Atlanta system have been suspended for drug violations.
The Atlanta Braves are expected to be one of more than 20 teams at Tim Tebow's MLB showcase next Tuesday.
Matt Kemp's two-out, bases-loaded double in the eighth inning erased a one-run Arizona lead, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Diamondbacks 7-4 on Tuesday night.
Sean Newcomb pitching for Team USA?
Newcomb, acquired from the Angels in the Andrelton Simmons trade, has the potential to be Andrew Miller-like coming out of the bullpen, David Schoenfield writes. If the best U.S. players were allowed to participate, Newcomb could make the cut. 2020 U.S. Olympic dream team
Monday's longest home runs
A pair of D-backs crushed long homers against the Braves, as Yasmany Tomas and Paul Goldschmidt paced the competition with blasts separated by a foot. Gary Sanchez and Freddie Freeman also went deep as part of multi-homer efforts.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a solo homer in the ninth inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Atlanta Braves 9-8 on Monday night.
Former Atlanta Braves great Chipper Jones let his old team know that they need to make an adjustment to his bobblehead.
Braves want Kemp to get in better shape
In a radio appearance on Sunday, Atlanta GM John Coppolella said the team has told Matt Kemp to improve his physical regimen this offseason. “We see Matt Kemp as a player with a big upside,” Coppolella said. "He is not in shape and that's something we need to work on with him." Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Braves hold steady in Power Rankings
Atlanta once again occupies the cellar of our rankings. But hey, at least Dansby Swanson is up with the team now to distract fans from that. Week 20 Power Rankings
Jace Peterson hit a tiebreaking homer in the 10th inning off Shawn Kelley, giving the Atlanta Braves a 7-6 victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.
Ryan Zimmerman homered among his three hits in his return from the DL, and the Nationals used an eight-run fourth inning to take control in their 11-9 win over the Braves on Saturday.
Clint Robinson hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the ninth and the Washington Nationals recovered after giving up a three-run lead to beat the Atlanta Braves 7-6 on Friday night.
Braves pitcher Julio Teheran, who has been sidelined since July 31 with a strained lat, has been activated off the DL and will start vs. the Nats.
Rookie Reynaldo Lopez struck out 11, Jayson Werth reached safely in his 46th straight game and the Washington Nationals pulled away from the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Thursday night.
Atlanta Braves left-hander Eric O'Flaherty has reportedly cleared waivers and can be traded to any team.
On Base Percentage.31123rd
Earned Run Average4.5825th
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