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The Daily Chop: Win over Red Sox, Slim Ronnie, Fans in Attendance, and more

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The Braves got their first win of 2021 on Monday.

Atlanta Braves v Boston Red Sox Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

The Braves beat the Red Sox on Monday, earning their first Grapefruit League victory of the new season. In doing so, Atlanta saw encouraging play from a number of young players, including Ronald Acuña, Huascar Ynoa, Cristian Pache, and William Contreras. The club looked impressive in all facets, but the start from Ynoa should only serve to boost the confidence of a young pitcher who has shown flashes of brilliance during his brief major league stints. Adding his powerful right arm to the rotation mix would make for an exciting competition this spring.

Braves News

William Contreras has big day as Braves get first spring win over Red Sox

The Braves have their first win of the calendar year.

Looking slender, Acuña shows off speed

Does a slim Ronnie equal the best Ronnie? It certainly appears to equal the fastest Ronnie, so time will tell whether or not this slimmer version of the young phenom works out for the best.

Braves expect fans at Truist Park in April, will set capacity soon

The widespread assumption that fans would attend games in 2021 was confirmed by team CEO Derek Schiller on Monday. The capacity at which the stadium will be filled remains unannounced, though we should have clarity on that issue soon.

5 key questions facing Braves this spring

Mark Bowman examines five questions that need to be answered this spring.

Freeman reports; Camargo’s challenge

Freddie Freeman has arrived. Johan Camargo was already in camp, getting a head start toward securing a bench role on Opening Day.

MLB News

Predictions for MLB’s 2021 HR leaders

Two Braves are mentioned in this piece, meaning Freddie Freeman will be surrounded by plenty of firepower this season.

Longest HR ever is not one you think

Video is included within the link. This is an absolute tank.

9 HRs, 9 steals. Can Greinke go 10/10?

To be honest, yes, he probably can.