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Talking Chop Podcast Episode 287: Back to .500 with a big week

Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

The Atlanta Braves enjoyed a positive week, winning back-to-back series to reach the .500 mark for the season. That makes for a more optimistic podcast experience, and the Talking Chop Podcast returns for Episode 287 on a fine Sunday evening.

TC’s Scott Coleman and Brad Rowland discuss the following:

  • Shane Greene is back to help the bullpen, even after a strange saga
  • Tyler Flowers returns to provide catching depth
  • The week began in glorious fashion with a sweep over the Washington Nationals
  • Huascar Ynoa continued to do his best Babe Ruth impression with a grand slam on Tuesday
  • Max Fried returned this week and Drew Smyly.... looked better!
  • Friday’s series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies didn’t go according to plan, including a hiccup from Charlie Morton
  • Saturday’s game was utter insanity, from Pablo Sandoval’s game-tying home run to all kinds of heroics from William Contreras and others in extra innings
  • Ronald Acuña had a scare when he was hit by a pitch on Saturday, but he (somehow) ended up playing on Sunday night
  • Sunday’s game went well, and the Braves are back to .500
  • A look at the upcoming week of action
  • Much, much more

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