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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves open the Season in NY 

Post#61 » by Nemesis21 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:44 am

Went to bed, it was 3-2 Braves. Glad to see we won when I woke up. Hopefully that 2 HR night last night gets Inciarte going!
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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves open the Season in NY 

Post#62 » by Jamaaliver » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:10 pm

Nemesis21 wrote: Hopefully that 2 HR night last night gets Inciarte going!



Indeed!


Any thoughts on moving Brandon Phillips into the 2-hole for a while. And easing Dansby back into that role later in the season?

The vet seems to be hitting the ball well while the rookie is understandably struggling a bit.


Inciarte
Phillips
Freeman

could be a solid top of the order lineup for the next couple of weeks.
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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves open the Season in NY 

Post#63 » by Nemesis21 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:24 pm

Jamaaliver wrote:
Nemesis21 wrote: Hopefully that 2 HR night last night gets Inciarte going!



Indeed!


Any thoughts on moving Brandon Phillips into the 2-hole for a while. And easing Dansby back into that role later in the season?

The vet seems to be hitting the ball well while the rookie is understandably struggling a bit.


Inciarte
Phillips
Freeman

could be a solid top of the order lineup for the next couple of weeks.



Either he or Markakis. Both hitting .300 or better, both have an OBP near .400
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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves FINALLY get some home cooking 

Post#64 » by HMFFL » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:36 pm

HR Derby yesterday!
Braves win
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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves FINALLY get some home cooking 

Post#65 » by TheKingofSting » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:14 am

Here's something for fun:

Who will hit the first HR at SunTrust?

Who will steal the first base?

Who will be the first Brave (if the opponent hits the actual first) HR?

Who will be the first Braves player to steal a base?

What Braves player will score the first run at SunTrust?




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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves FINALLY get some home cooking 

Post#66 » by HMFFL » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:43 am

Julio Teheran takes the mound to open up the new stadium. I like the game to be low scoring and under the 8 projected.
Hoping to open the new stadium with a big win....GO BRAVES!!!!
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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves FINALLY get some home cooking 

Post#67 » by Nemesis21 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:28 pm

TheKingofSting wrote:Here's something for fun:

Who will hit the first HR at SunTrust?

Who will steal the first base?

Who will be the first Brave (if the opponent hits the actual first) HR?

Who will be the first Braves player to steal a base?

What Braves player will score the first run at SunTrust?




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First Brave to hit a HR at SunTrust: Freeman

First Brave to steal a base at SunTrust: Inciarte

First Brave to score a run at SunTrust: Phillips(if moved up in order), or Freeman since his 3 HRs are all of the solo variety.
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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves FINALLY get some home cooking 

Post#68 » by HMFFL » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:59 pm

Here's something for fun:

Who will hit the first HR at SunTrust?
Lead off hitting for Atlanta

Who will steal the first base?
Our pitcher

Who will be the first Brave (if the opponent hits the actual first) HR?
Lead off hitter

Who will be the first Braves player to steal a base?
JT

What Braves player will score the first run at SunTrust?
Lead off hitter
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2017 Games Thread: Braves FINALLY get some home cooking 

Post#69 » by TheKingofSting » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:33 pm

Here's something for fun:

Who will hit the first HR at SunTrust? Freeman

Who will steal the first base? Inciarte

Who will be the first Brave (if the opponent hits the actual first) HR? Margot

Who will be the first Braves player to steal a base? Inciarte

What Braves player will score the first run at SunTrust? Swanson








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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves FINALLY get some home cooking 

Post#70 » by TheKingofSting » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:14 am

I wanted to pick Inciarte for first home so bad but it seemed too good to be true!


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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves FINALLY get some home cooking 

Post#71 » by TheKingofSting » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:16 am

Julio wasn't at his sharpest (walked four and hit two) but only gave up 2 runs over 6 innings. 5-2 Braves going to the Seventh inning.


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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves FINALLY get some home cooking 

Post#72 » by TheKingofSting » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:35 am

Braves open SunTrust with a 5-2 win over San Diego.


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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves FINALLY get some home cooking 

Post#73 » by HMFFL » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:45 pm

A win was a great way to open up the new season.
I'm looking forward to attending a game to look over the stadium.
Let's get another win tonight!!
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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves FINALLY get some home cooking 

Post#74 » by TheKingofSting » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:24 am

Braves win 4-2. That is three wins in a row!


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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves FINALLY get some home cooking 

Post#75 » by ATL Boy » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:41 am

Looks like playing in actual baseball conditions (a warm climate) is doing wonders for the team.

First two home games looked packed, they'll continue to be packed if the Braves continue winning.


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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves FINALLY get some home cooking 

Post#76 » by ATL Boy » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:58 pm

Big Sexy goes 7 innings and only gives up 1 earned run (a homerun on a pitch outside of the zone), as the bats stay hot en route to a 4th straight Braves win. Inciarte hit another HR, Brandon Phillips had 3 htis and 4 RBI.

Climbing the latter, back to 5-6 and just 1 back in the loss column for best record in the NL!
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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves FINALLY get some home cooking 

Post#77 » by TheKingofSting » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:46 pm

I'm going to SunTrust May 5 and 6th, I was so deflated after the first week but now I am pumped about my trip again. You have to love baseball!


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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves FINALLY get some home cooking 

Post#78 » by Nemesis21 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:22 pm

Kemp is set to return on Wednesday.
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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves FINALLY get some home cooking 

Post#79 » by TheKingofSting » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:34 am

Braves sweep the Padres with a 5-4 win. Dansby Swanson gets the first walk-off hit at SunTrust with a bases loaded ninth inning single to LF.
5 wins in a row and we are back to .500. The hated Nationals come to town tomorrow night.


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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves FINALLY get some home cooking 

Post#80 » by ATL Boy » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:17 am

Looks like SunTrust Park is a hitters' venue. Freeman went 4-4 with 2 doubles and 2 HRs today.

We have a chance to tie the Nationals in the early standings tomorrow.
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