If the Washington Nationals hope to run down the Braves in the National League East, this weekend’s four-game series at Atlanta’s SunTrust Park might be a good time to get started. The series between the division-leading Braves and the second-place Nationals is only the third time the clubs have met this year. The Braves won two of three when the clubs met most recently, June 21-23, in Washington.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 6:28 am
After Christian Yelich helped give the Milwaukee Brewers a big early lead, Josh Hader preserved the win that nearly got away. Hader struck out Ozzie Albies with two outs and the tying run on third in the ninth inning to save the 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. “They put a nice comeback on him, had some good at-bats against him, but he finished it,” manager Craig Counsell said of Hader.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 11:17 pm
Christian Yelich homered for the third time in four days, one of two struck by Milwaukee hitters, to help the Brewers defeat the visiting Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Wednesday afternoon. Yelich hit a solo homer in the sixth inning against Atlanta starter Dallas Keuchel (3-3) to ignite a three-run outburst that allowed Milwaukee to put the game away and ensure a series victory. It was the 34th homer for Yelich, two shy of his career-high total from 2018, when he was the NL Most Valuable Player.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 9:41 pm
Milwaukee’s Brandon Woodruff allowed only one run over 6 2/3 innings and the Brewers supported him with three home runs, including a grand slam from Christian Yelich, in a 13-1 win over the visiting Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. It is the third straight game in which Woodruff (11-3) has allowed only one run, a stretch of 20 1/3 innings. In 6 2/3 innings against Atlanta, Woodruff gave up five hits, two walks and struck out seven.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 3:55 am
The Atlanta Braves placed left-handed starter Max Fried on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a blister on his left index finger. The Braves recalled right-hander Bryse Wilson from Triple-A Gwinnett to take his spot on the 25-man roster, and he was scheduled to start Tuesday night’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Fried, 25, began developing the blister during his start against the Brewers on Monday night, and gave up three hits while striking out five in five scoreless innings to earn the victory, as the Braves went on to win 4-2.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 10:38 pm
The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced the nominees from each team for the 2019 Heart and Hustle Award. The award “honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit, and traditions of the game. Voting was conducted prior to the All-Star break.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 9:39 pm
Welcome to the Rotoworld MLB Power Rankings, a weekly feature that will run every Tuesday through the end of the 2019 regular season. Cody Bellinger launched his 32nd and 33rd home runs of the season on Monday night at Citizens Bank Park as the Dodgers rolled to a 16-2 victory over the Phillies and moved to 30 games above the .500 mark. Bellinger now sits alone atop the home run leaderboard — Christian Yelich has 32 — and the newly-turned 24-year-old is sporting a sensational .341/.436/.707 batting line in 398 total plate appearances. MLB’s marketing team played up the Yeli vs. Belli thing over the All-Star break, and that ad campaign may have some real staying power.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 4:15 pm
Milwaukee will send All-Star pitcher Brandon Woodruff to the mound on Tuesday as the Brewers try to square their three-game series against the visiting Atlanta Braves. Woodruff (10-3, 3.67 ERA) will be opposed by Atlanta rookie Bryse Wilson (1-0, 6.14). The Braves have won three of four meetings between the clubs this season.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 3:31 pm