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  • #16
    Astros 9, Braves 4

    W - Pat Neshek (1-0, 0.00)
    L - Chris Volstad (0-1, 27.00)
    HR - ATL - Freddie Freeman (2)
    Nate Freiman (1)
    HOU - Jason Castro (1)
    Marwin Gonzalez (2)

    Not a very good game all around, so let's try to look at some positives again, as we should do in spring: Hector Olivera and Willians Astudillo, a former Phillies farmhand, had two hits apiece. Julio Teheran was just okay in his first spring game. I can't say any of the pitching was particularly good, so I think we can just take amusement that two guys with names so close together hit homers for Atlanta.

    Braves 5, Marlins 2

    W - Bud Norris (1-0, 1.80)
    L - Justin Nicolino (0-1, 4.15)
    S - David Holmberg (1S, 3.00)
    HR - Jeff Francoeur (1)

    Yes, Frenchy hit a home run. Punch his ticket on the team.... someday! Bud Norris allowed just a run in his three innings, which is probably the best that can be expected out of him in any case. Adonis Garcia was the only Brave to have multiple hits, which helps him continue his well-played winter and spring this off-season. Lucas Sims rebounded to strike out four Marlins in two innings in his second spring appearance. Daniel Winkler and David Holmberg, a reliever with the Reds last season, finished scoreless innings for Atlanta.
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    • #17
      Cardinals 4, Braves (SS) 3

      W - Jayson Aquino (1-0, 6.00)
      L - Tyrell Jenkins (0-1, 3.86)
      S - Sam Tuivailala (1S, 0.00)
      HR - Reid Brignac (1)

      Very short for these two because they're not timely: The big quirk of this game, really, is former Diamondbacks farmhand Blake Lalli. He had two hits, along with Hector Olivera, but the Cardinals ran wild on him, stealing six bases. Jhoulys Chacin started to make his case for the rotation with three scorless innings. Ryan Weber had two scoreless innings for Atlanta and Jose Ramirez helped his case with a shutout inning.

      Phillies 9, Braves (SS) 2

      W - David Buchanan (1-0, 4.50)
      L - Kyle Kendrick (0-2, 22.09)

      This was ultimately Kendrick's last appearance as he was released after this. Williams Perez struck out three in two innings and Ogando, Krol, Rutckyj and Texeira all had scoreless frames for the Braves. And Freddie Freeman left the game with trouble in his wrist. DOOM! DOOOOOOOOM!

      One point of note, though, is that Dian Toscano made a long overdue spring appearance for the Braves, going 1-4 with two strikeouts.
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      • #18
        Nationals 11, Braves 1

        W - Tanner Roark (1-0, 1.00)
        L - Manny Banuelos (0-1, 18.00)
        HR - Clint Robinson (2)
        Tyler Moore (2)

        Ew. Nick Swisher was the only Brave with two hits and the only scoreless innings were from Vizcaino and Alex and Carlos Torres. That's a good thing in the latter department.
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        • #19
          MLB.com thinks that RHP Aaron Blair will be the most likely to spring forward and will make the starting rotation some time during the season.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by SABR Steve View Post
            MLB.com thinks that RHP Aaron Blair will be the most likely to spring forward and will make the starting rotation some time during the season.
            It would make sense: he's the most advanced in the minors out of any prospect they have. First couple of weeks in spring aren't going so hot for him though. Oh well, there's the rest of the month.
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            • #21
              Compared to last year, I'm a little bit more optimistic about the rotation. I'd like to see how Teheran looks once he gets stretched out.
              2nd member of the Peter Moylan Fan Club

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Atlanta Braves Freak View Post
                Compared to last year, I'm a little bit more optimistic about the rotation. I'd like to see how Teheran looks once he gets stretched out.
                Certainly could be better. Wisler can't be chopped liver like everyone thinks and we know Banuelos and Perez have potential. Heck, if the Braves could squeeze an effective year out of Harang, I think they could do the same for Norris.
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                • #23
                  Astros 7, Braves 6

                  W - Neal Cotts (1-0, 7.71)
                  L - Rob Wooten (0-1, 7.36)
                  S - Jandel Gusave (3S, 0.00)
                  HR - ATL - Adonis Garcia (1)
                  HOU - Jose Altuve (1)

                  Braves 5, Rays 0

                  W - Julio Teheran (1-0, 2.57)
                  L - Chris Archer (0-2, 3.00)
                  S - Carlos Torres (1S, 0.00)

                  Let's just stick these here and move on a little bit. Teheran had probably the best day out of anyone in these two days with four effective innings. Inciarte and Aybar combined for five hits against the Astros.
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                  • #24
                    Tigers 10, Braves 6

                    W - Justin Verlander (2-0, 0.00)
                    L - Bud Norris (1-1, 7.88)
                    HR - J. D. Martinez (4)
                    James McCann (GS, 2)

                    The bad news: Bud Norris and Lucas Sims' terrible days dug the Braves in seriously-deep holes. The good news: the offense put a handful of runs on the board late and prospective relievers Arodys Vizcaino, Jose Ramirez and Alex Torres spun 3 1/3 innings of hitless ball.
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                    • #25
                      I'll just go the summary route with these three:

                      Braves 8, Cardinals 8

                      HR - Carlos Peguero (1)

                      Astros 5, Braves (SS) 3

                      W - Will Harris (1-0, 0.00)
                      L - Jim Johnson (0-1, 9.00)
                      S - Travis Ballew (1S, 0.00)
                      HR - Danny Worth (2)
                      A. J. Reed (1)

                      Nationals 9, Braves (SS) 7

                      W - Jonathan Papelbon (1-0, 7.36)
                      L - Ryan Weber (0-2, 6.23)
                      HR - ATL - Freddie Freeman 2 (4)
                      WAS - Ryan Zimmerman (1)
                      Jayson Werth (1)
                      Wilson Ramos (1)
                      Chris Heisey (WO, 1)
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                      • #26
                        http://m.braves.mlb.com/news/article...ects-to-minors

                        I find it pretty intriguing that they're considering having Swanson and Albies alternate positioins if they play together. I do agree with the idea that they should be assigned to the same affiliate: those two are critical parts of the team's future and should be playing together as much as possible.
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                        • #27
                          Braves 6, Marlins 5

                          W - Ian Krol (1-0, 13.50)
                          L - Andre Rienzo (0-1, 6.75)
                          HR - MIA - Marcell Ozuna (2)
                          Issac Galloway (1)
                          ATL - Emilio Bonifacio (1)

                          Yankees 3, Braves 2

                          W - Michael Pineda (1-0, 1.00)
                          L - Julio Teheran (1-1, 3.97)
                          S - Kirby Yates (2S, 0.00)

                          So there.
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                          • #28
                            Tigers (SS) 8, Braves 2

                            W - Shane Greene (1-0, 2.63)
                            L - Bud Norris (1-2, 8.53)

                            I guess it's looking better for Jhoulys Chacin: if he doesn't screw up the rest of the spring, he should get the fifth starter slot. Grilli and Vizcaino had scoreless innings, which is certainly encouraging. Jace Peterson was the only Brave with multiple hits.
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                            • #29
                              Braves 7, Pirates (SS) 3

                              W - Jhoulys Chacin (1-0, 3.18)
                              L - Francisco Liriano (0-2, 6.23)
                              HR - Francisco Liriano (1)

                              Astros 8, Braves 7

                              W - Will Harris (2-0, 0.00)
                              L - Jose Ramirez (0-1, 2.00)
                              S - Brad Peacock (1S, 6.23)
                              HR - Carlos Correa (3)
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