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Braves Daily News Digest: 8/8

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Braves looked sleepless in Seattle, and more news from around the MLB

Otto Greule Jr

Braves News:

Braves Finish Road Trip 0-8

Braves get swept by the Dodgers, it's just a bad stretch. They get swept by the Padres, it might be time to worry. They get swept by the Mariners, and go 0-8 on the west-coast road trip, panic has to ensue. Regardless, the Atlanta Braves did lose the final contest of a two-game series against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, with the final score being 7-3. Julio Teheran took the mound, only to give up six runs through six innings, earning the loss. Our own Demetrius Bell summed it all up pretty perfectly:

"Anyways, that was a depressing game to watch. This has been a depressing week of baseball. It's just been all bad. Please get better, Braves, because this is really hard to watch right now."

Shakeups Coming for the Braves?

This article was pretty much inevitable. The Braves now stand four games behind the Washington nationals for first-place in the NL East, and just two games above .500 at 58-56. Guys like Freddie Freeman and Evan Gattis have been slumping since the All-Star Break (although Gattis is coming back from an injury). Mike Minor has yet to find his groove, and the bullpen has still been a struggle and a half, Despite all of this, the Braves still can seizer a chance to punch their tickets to the playoffs, but changes need to be made quickly.

Braves Create Fan Advisory Board for New Park

This Fan Advisory Board will offer both fans an local representatives a method to offer thoughts and insight on all aspects on the development for the new park (set to open in 2017). The 20-member board will be advised and lead by Kevin Bernhardt.

Braves Ranked in Baseball America Survey

Baseball American recently polled all major league managers, and were asked to rank players around the league in several categories. Several members of the Braves found their way onto the list, with All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel leading the way, with three high overall selections in key areas at his position.

MLB News:

Jennings Concussed After Line Drive to Head

A scary moment took place in Thursday's Pirates/Marlins game, when Marlins pitcher Dan Jennings took a line drive to the face off the bat off Jordy Mercer. After a CT scan, however, there was no structural damage found. This will likely bring up the conversation of better equipping pitchers with safety gear, especially above the neck.

Javier Baez Goes Deep Twice in Third Career MLB Game

The Cubs may just have a solid looking future as long as Javier Baez is around. The 21-year-old rookie hit his first career homer in the twelfth inning on Tuesday's game (his first career game) and slammed another two into the seats on Thursday against the Rockies. He also added an RBI-single to his stat line.