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Atlanta Braves News

Braves Get Statement Win, Beat Down Phillies 15-1

The Atlanta Braves wrapped up their series against the Phillies in style with a 15-1 blowout win. Josh Donaldson homered for the third straight game while Mike Foltynewicz allowed one run over six innings to hold the Phillies at bay.

Newcomb “feels fine” after frightening injury

Good news for Sean Newcomb who may have escaped serious injury after being struck by a batted ball in the head during Saturday’s game against the Phillies. Newcomb slept through Saturday night with no issue. He has a bump on his head and some stiffness in his neck but told’s Mark Bowman that he otherwise feels fine.

A.J. Minter looms as wild card in Braves bullpen

The Braves are still in need of bullpen help but the return to form of A.J. Minter could provide a huge boost.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 170: Stay hot, Braves

Brad Rowland and Eric Cole discuss the biggest storylines of the week on this week’s episode of the Talking Chop Podcast.

MLB News

Angels expect Upton to make ‘19 debut Monday

The Los Angeles Angels are expected to activate outfielder Justin Upton from the injured list on Monday where he will make his season debut against the Blue Jays. Upton has been sidelined since the start of the season due to turf toe in his left foot.

Mets Place Noah Syndergaard On IL, Activate Robinson Cano

The New York Mets placed right-handed Noah Syndergaard on the injured list Sunday due to a hamstring strain. Syndergaard left Saturdays start early with the injury but it is not yet clear how severe it is. Second baseman Robinson Cano was activated to take Syndergaard’s spot on the active roster.

Nationals Place Kyle Barraclough On IL

More bullpen woes for the Nationals. Washington placed right-handler Kyle Barraclough on the injured list Sunday after he experienced forearm soreness after Saturday’s game.