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Braves News: Atlanta blows lead late to Rockies

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Atlanta had it in the bag, but the final inning was not kind.

MLB: Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Braves News

Atlanta’s bullpen blows a win opportunity late

The Braves got a valiant effort from Julio Teheran who went seven strong innings while allowing just two runs and striking out seven. Dansby Swanson made a costly error in the top of the ninth and the BABIP gods were not kind to Brad Brach who was charged with the blown save.

Jose Urena gets off easy after intentionally plunking Acuña

In an embarrassing show of justice by Major League Baseball, Jose Urena was given only a six game suspension for intentionally throwing a baseball 97 MPH at a human being. It is unknown whether the Braves will see Urena next week when they face the Marlins as he is appealing the suspension.

Checking in on the former Braves that changed jerseys at the deadline

Let’s take a look and see how the former Braves that switched teams at the deadline are doing. This includes the likes of Matt Wisler, Lucas Sims, Preston Tucker, and more as the Braves looked to downsize their overcrowded 40-man roster while still improving the team.

Acuña Jr.’s CT comes back clean

Thankfully the Braves received the best possible news regarding their star outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. as he was cleared for all baseball activities yesterday thanks to a clean CT report. Acuña batted leadoff last night with a single in his first at-bat.

Five Braves who have struggled that can make a huge difference down the stretch

For all the successes that the Braves have had this season there have still been some huge failures. Here is a look at five players who have been subpar to this point but could still have a major impact on the playoff push.

It’s time to get rid of the “unwritten” rules

The so-called “unwritten rules” of baseball have no place in the game today. Do we really want to tell children that are trying to get into the dying game of baseball that hitting a player because he is better than you is just fine? Yikes.

MLB News

Yasiel Puig suspended for two games due to fighting

Yasiel Puig was handed a two game suspension by the league office yesterday for his role in a bout of fisticuffs with Nick Hundley. Hundley gave Puig some choice words at the plate to trigger the fight after Puig got angry for missing his pitch to hit.

The most satisfying bat flip (and catch) that you’ll ever see

Nicholas Castellanos launched a big boy dinger and then topped it off with the mother of all bat flips before home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez made his presence known by jumping forward to catch the bat. A truly epic event in slow motion and one you’ll have to see to believe.

The Mets (yes those Mets) scored 24 times in a single game yesterday

The New York Mets scored 24 runs in a single game in the year of our lord, 2018. Not to mention they accomplished this feat against the Phillies who entered action yesterday just two games back of the Braves.