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The Daily Chop: Road trip continues in Miami

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Toronto Blue Jays v Atlanta Braves Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

The Atlanta Braves enjoyed their first scheduled off day of the season on Thursday and it couldn’t have come at a better time. The Braves have lost three straight after suffering a two-game sweep in New York against the Yankees. They will now head to Miami where they will wrap up their road trip with a three-game set against the Marlins.

More Braves News

The Braves announced Thursday that they outrighted outfielder Scott Schebler to the team’s alternate training site at Gwinnett after he went unclaimed on waivers.

Cory McCartney takes stock of the Braves after the first 20 games in this week’s Starting Nine column.

This week’s Throwback Thursday column focuses on Andruw Jones who made his Major League debut 24 years ago this week.

Here is a great look back at the 2003 Rome Braves who captured a South Atlantic League Championship in their first season since moving from Macon.

Our minor league writers put together a pair of roundtable articles with their thoughts on when we might see Cristian Pache in the majors as well as which prospects might end up in Atlanta’s rotation.

MLB Pipeline put together a list of each team’s best unranked prospect with 2018 Draft pick Trey Riley getting the nod for the Braves.

MLB News

The St. Louis Cardinals are scheduled to return to action Saturday with a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox. The Cardinals are 2-3 on the season and haven’t played since July 30.

Jeff McNeil is day-to-day after he injured his knee while crashing into the outfield wall while making a catch Thursday. McNeil underwent X-rays and an MRI exam which came back negative.

Finally, Statcast Stats are now available at FanGraphs. Enjoy!