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The Daily Chop: Win over Yankees, Injury Updates, Draft Rankings, and more

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Timely hitting and outstanding pitching gave the Braves a 4-1 victory in New York on Wednesday.

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The Braves got some great news on Wednesday, as the club announced that Ronald Acuna and Drew Smyly will be able to return to action this weekend. Acuna is expected to rejoin the lineup on Friday, while Smyly will get the start on Saturday. The Atlanta offense could use the boost of having Acuna back in the lineup, as they were notably quiet against the Yankees over the past two games.

Braves News

Ian Anderson shines, offense uses small ball to earn 4-1 victory in New York

The Braves offense was kept relatively quiet, as noted above, but it didn’t matter as Ian Anderson was outstanding. The right-hander kept the Yankees off-balance all night, utilizing all three of his pitches to establish himself. Austin Riley homered as well, which was much-needed for the Atlanta third baseman.

Notes: Acuña update; Smyly ready to return

Getting these two players back will certainly help a banged-up Braves team.

Tornado destroys their home field, Braves invite Newnan HS to Truist Park for Senior Night

With the Braves out of town, Truist Park made the perfect home for Newnan HS after their own home field was destroyed by tornadoes less than a month ago.

MLB News

New Top 150 Draft list: Leiter unseats Rocker

A new name is now atop the MLB Pipeline Draft rankings, as Jack Leiter owns the top spot.

11 straight for A’s after unreal walk-off win

The A’s have started the season in incredibly streaky fashion. They began the season with six straight losses, and now have reeled off 11 straight wins.

Trade Scherzer? Max may be ‘popular name’

Would the Nationals really trade their ace?