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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    Braves win their exhibition against the Braves Future Stars 5-4. The biggest and most shocking development was that Braves outfield prospect Christian Pache, who had zero career homers at this point in his minor league career, hit two off Sean Newcomb to account for three of the Future Stars' four runs. They even took the lead before giving up two and lost by the final score.

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    Okay! Now that regular spring is done, it's time for the Futures game which some people jokingly and seriously believe the Futures players will win.

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    As expected. Pulling a Kris Bryant as they absolutely should.

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  • Blue387
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    The Braves have re-assigned much-hyped prospect Ronald Acuna to minor-league camp, David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was among those to report on Twitter. He’ll presumably open the season at Triple-A.

    https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2018/...ague-camp.html

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    Okay, at this point, Preston Tucker is playing like he wants an outfield job. Be nice if he did get the placeholder job.

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    Originally posted by ryors View Post
    Just courious as to what you see as Matt Wisler's role with the Braves this year. Last year he wore out the road between the Braves and AAA.....
    He'll continue to do that unless he starts getting results. Could be his last year with the organization easily.

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  • ryors
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    Just courious as to what you see as Matt Wisler's role with the Braves this year. Last year he wore out the road between the Braves and AAA.....

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    Sorry for not posting updates. Went on vacation and not having full internet access contributed to that. I need an actual keyboard to type all this stuff out. All that being said, I like how spring is going on. Though I notice that there's some freaking out about Gohara's injury because he's "fat" and it's hard to recover from sprained ankles.

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    Game 7 - (ss) Braves (2-4-1) 5, Tigers (5-2) 2

    Good Days - Ronald Acuna and Dustin Peterson had two hits and Cleulius Rondon (last in the Marlins organization) and Austin Riley hit home runs. Mike Soroka had two scoreless innings and five pitchers had a scoreless inning each.

    Bad Days - Sean Newcomb was going well until giving up back-to-back solo homers. Preston Tucker went 0-5 and Carlos Franco went 0-4

    Game 8 - Nationals (2-4) 6, (ss) Braves (2-5-1) 2

    Good Days - Matt Wisler had three scoreless innings to open the game, Four pitches combined for 3 2/3 scoreless innings with A. J. Minter having two strikeouts. Nick Markakis had two hits and Christian Colon had an RBI.

    Bad Days - Danny Santana went 0-4 and Kyle Wright allowed four runs and Rex Brothers allowed two.

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    Game 6 - Mets (3-3) 6, Braves (1-4-1) 4

    Good Days - Brandon McCarthy opened the game with three scoreless innings and Koby Allard added two shutout innings. Aaron Blair and Jesse biddle had scoreless frams as well. Acuna (since when did he start getting labelled as Acuna, Jr.?) went 2-4 including a go-ahead 2-run single. Danny Santana had 3 hits and a run and Preston Tucker and Dansby Swanson also had two hits.

    Bad Days - Five players went 0-2 at the plate, but Shane Carle and Josh Ravin both allowed three runs in their innings, with Ravin taking the loss.

    Next: Sean Newcomb makes his second appearance against the Tigers.

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    Game 5 - Pirates 3 (0-3-1), Braves 3 (1-3-1)

    Good Days - There were only five hits, but they were big ones as Charlie Culberson had a two-run double and Johan Camargo hit a solo homer in the 7th to tie the game at 3-all. Mike Foltynewicz had a scoreless two-inning start and four pitchers combined for 4 2/3 innings of scoreless ball, including 1 2/3 from Sam Freeman. Daniel Winkler had two strikeouts to lead all pitchers.

    Bad Days - Five players went 0-2 with Lane Adams being the unfortunate one to go 0-3. Chase Whitley got tagged for 2 runs in 1 1/3 innings of work and Jason Hursh continued to underwhelm by giving up a run on three hits in his inning of work.

    Next: Two guys looking to get their careers back on track open the next Braves-Mets game with Brandon McCarthy and Matt Harvey.

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    So... just saying, on Talking Chop, we're basically being led to believe that the organization is splitting hairs and setting the stage for Acuna to leave by telling him to "wear his hat straight", based on a Mark Bowman line at the end of this article.

    https://www.mlb.com/braves/news/andr...na/c-267271020

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    Game 4 - Braves (1-3) 2, Nationals (1-3) 1

    Good Days - Ozzie Albies and Kurt Suzuki had two-hit games with Suzuki having a double. Five other players had a hit. Julio Teheran opened with two scoreless innings and the next six pitchers had scoreless innings until Rex Brothers allowed a homer in the ninth. Peter Moylan and Brothers both had two strikeouts.

    Bad Days - Bad batting days at least, as seven Braves players had 0-2 days. At least Ender Inciarte redeemed himself on the field.

    Next: Mike Foltynewicz has his first appearance against the Pirates.

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    Game 3 - Nationals (1-2) 9, Braves (0-3) 3

    Good Days - Preston Tucker had the Braves' first multi-hit game, inclulding a double, and Dansby Swanson got the Braves' first home run of the spring. Carlos Franco continued a good couple of days with a pinch-hit homer of his own. Scott Kazmir had a scoreless inning despite two walks and Jesse Biddle, Philip Pfeifer (came from the Dodgers in the Bud Norris trade) and Adam McCreery (came from the Angels in the Jhoulys Chacin trade) all had scoreless outings.

    Bad Days - Ronald Acuna went 0-4 in the leadoff spot, Austin Riley went 0-3 and several other players went 0-2. Lucas Sims, Max Fried and Luke Jackson combined to allow nine runs (eight earned) in three innings of work with five walks and just one strikeout.

    Next: Julio Teheran makes his first spring appearance tomorrow against the Nationals.

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    Well given he's 0-5 so far in spring, he's probably trying too hard. Just so happens that Dansby has the Braves' first spring homer today.

    This season I'm cautiously optimistic. I'm unshakable in my belief that they can improve from last year. However, I also believe the improvement won't by by much. Still, it won't surprise me if they finish at around .500, say 79-83 wins.

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