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Braves News: Swanson and Gausman boost Atlanta to series win

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The Braves got some great production from their shortstop and starter last night to beat the Pirates again.

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Braves News

Kevin Gausman goes eight and Dansby Swanson goes off

The young Atlanta shortstop nailed two long homers for his first career multi-homer game and Kevin Gausman went deep to preserve a strained bullpen as the Braves won the series against the Pittsburg Pirates. They will look for the sweep this evening.

Kurt Suzuki being evaluated after hit-by-pitch

Kurt Suzuki went down in the top of the ninth inning after being hit by a pitch in his left elbow. It did not look very good and there is some concern that it could be a more serious injury than it seemed to be at first. The Braves will announce the results of the MRI and X-Ray this morning.

Atlanta recalls Michael Reed from AAA-Gwinnett

The Braves recalled outfielder Michael Reed from Gwinnett yesterday to lengthen the bench after Ryan Flaherty was designated for assignment on Monday. Reed has split time this season between Atlanta and Gwinnett.

A look at the players to debut for the Braves at ages 19 and 20

Ronald and Ozzie are just two of the latest in a long line of Braves aged 20-or-younger to make their MLB debuts in Atlanta history. This season has seen quite a few with Bryse Wilson becoming the latest on Monday night.

2018 draft pick AJ Graffanino is lighting the minor leagues on fire

The Braves 2018 draft pick AJ Graffanino is tearing up the minor leagues so far as he has already made his way to Rome. The Atlanta collegiate picks from last season’s draft are living up to expectations quite well.

MLB News

Yu Darvish done for 2018

It was a rough first season with the Cubs for Darvish as he’s dealt with Triceps and elbow injuries seemingly all season long. Chicago finally decided the best course of action was to shut Darvish down yesterday for the rest of the season and to try again next year.

Nationals trade ex-Brave Matt Adams and Daniel Murphy

The Nationals apparently had a “fire sale” as at least one national writer put it, by trading away pinch hitting expert Matt Adams and the struggling Daniel Murphy to the Cardinals and Cubs respectively.

Kopech strong in ML debut

Michael Kopech made his MLB debut for the White Sox last night and was as advertised with a high 90’s fastball and mouth dropping offspeed pitches. Kopech will likely be around for a long time so it would be wise to learn his name and game.