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Cervelli shines in first game with Braves Both pitchers made it through the first inning unscathed, but Wheeler walked two Braves consecutively in front of Francisco Cervelli who promptly deposited a two-run double into the left field corner. Both runners came around to score and the Braves found themselves up 2-0 early on.

Braves vs. Mets game thread The Braves are back at it tonight looking to extend their lead in the NL East. In case you missed it earlier today we broke down the pitching matchup between Max Fried and Zack Wheeler. The teams also released their lineups, and you can find links to those posts just below:.

8/24/19 Game Preview: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets The New York Mets have had two long nights in a row. After a rain shortened win against the Cleveland Indians went until almost 1:00 am on Friday, the Mets and Atlanta Braves played 14 innings last night. Despite racking up a record 26 strikeouts as a pitching staff, the Mets ended up losing to the Braves 2-1.

Francisco Cervelli debuts behind the plate The team announced today that they have signed Francisco Cervelli to a major league contract and his first action will be tonight. Cervelli was one of the top five catchers in baseball just last season, so this is no small addition for the Braves. Cervelli can handle the bat well for a catcher and is still very good with the glove.

Braves sign Francisco Cervelli to major league deal Braves add more veteran depth to the catcher position.

Braves Sign Francisco Cervelli The Braves have signed catcher Francisco Cervelli to a major-league deal, the team reports. Cervelli, 33, was granted his release Thursday by Pittsburgh to allow the 12-year-vet to join a contender down the stretch.

Max Fried looks to keep the win streak rolling Tonight it will be Max Fried's turn to see if he can continue the win streak that now sits at six consecutive games. Fried has been Atlanta's second best pitcher this season by fWAR totals as he's compiled 2.2 in 131.1 innings.

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: Greyson Jenista Clubs Ninth Inning Home Run Greyson Jenista hit a go ahead home run for Mississippi, Gwinnett got a key divisional win, and we have updates on Dansby Swanson and Austin Riley Rehab Appearances.

Mark Melancon taking over closer duties in Atlanta At the trade deadline at the end of July, the Atlanta Braves acquired relievers Shane Greene from the Detroit Tigers and Mark Melancon from the San Francisco Giants.

Mets pitchers strike out 26 Braves batters in 14 innings New York Mets pitchers struck out 26 Braves batters last night. That ties a major league record for strikeouts in a game. Four other teams have performed the feat. The Mets joined the the then-Anaheim Angels, however, as the only two teams to strike out 26 batters and lose.

Atlanta Braves News: Monday's game in Colorado a YouTube exclusive, Nick Markakis update and more The Atlanta Braves will travel to Colorado on Monday for a makeup game that was postponed by snow back on April 10. Major League Baseball announced on Friday that the game will be exclusively broadcasted on YouTube. The game is slated to began at 3:10 p.m.

Mets Lose to Braves Despite Jacob deGrom's Two-Way Excellence DeGrom became the first pitcher since at least 1900 to strike out 13 and homer in a game twice in the same season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Braves Outlast Mets 2-1 in Instant Classic as Acuna Jr. makes history An amazing pitching duel, a historic moment, and amazing bullpen performances highlight a memorable night at Citi Field.

Billy Hamilton, Atlanta Braves outlast New York Mets in 14 innings after Jacob deGrom shines - Hamilton singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th inning for his first hit as a Brave, and Atlanta beat the Mets 2-1 for its sixth straight win despite yet another sensational two-way effort by deGrom. "Might be one of the best feelings of my life except for my first stolen base in the major leagues," Hamilton said.

Video: Ronald Acuña Jr. second-youngest to join 30-30 club Per MLB Stats, the only other player under 22 years old to pull off the feat is Mike Trout, who did so with 30 home runs and 49 stolen bases during his age-20 season in 2012. Acuña's triumphant moment came in the eighth inning of Friday's game against the Mets.

Austin Riley, Darren O'Day Start Rehab Assignments Braves outfielder / third baseman Austin Riley and reliever Darren O'Day started rehab assignments Friday, the team announced. Riley's playing at the Single-A level, while O'Day is beginning at the rookie level. The rookie Riley has been on the injured list since Aug.

Ronald Acuña Jr. of the Atlanta Braves Goes 30/30 and Makes History But could Acuña do even better? Can he chase out this year's front runners for MVP? With Acuña now joining the 30/30 club, it certainly gives voters something to think about come time to pick out this year's MVP. Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich have seemingly taken the top two spots in the National League race, and for good reason.

8/23/19 Game Preview: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets The New York Mets just keep on rolling. After completing a series sweep of the Cleveland Indians last night in a rain-shortened game, the Mets have won five in a row and are a season high seven games above.500.

Alex Jackson in Lineup, Middle of Mets Lineup Focus for Braves Bottom of Braves order must find production against deGrom in some way.

Atlanta faces New York, aims to build on Soroka's strong outing Atlanta looks to follow up a strong showing by Thursday starter Mike Soroka.

Braves Hope for Heavy Dosage of High Foltage to Overcome deGrom, Mets If any hitters in the bottom half of the lineup can get on base for Acuna Junior and others, the Braves could get a timely hit or two to produce a few runs against deGrom. A successful approach to achieve that could be attacking the first pitch.

Better of late, Atlanta Braves bullpen has still been one of the worst this season It appears they're over the hump now, but for most of the 2019 season, the Atlanta Braves bullpen has been lacking. The Atlanta Braves have gotten horrible…

Freddie Freeman becomes first Braves player since 2007 to score 100 runs, 100 RBIs in season Freddie Freeman of Fountain Valley, CA is having quite the season for the Atlanta Braves. Freeman achieved the milestone on Friday in a 3-2 Braves win over the Marlins at SunTrust Park in Atlanta, GA when he scored his 100th run of the season.

Anthopoulos' commitment to depth paying dividends Despite this rash of injuries, though, the Braves have a 17-10 record since Swanson went down on July 23 and have increased their chances of winning the division by 9.7% during that span, per FanGraphs.

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