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The Daily Chop: Road trip begins on a positive note, Ronald Acuña Jr. update and more

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The Braves will try to get back to the .500 mark Friday.

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Dansby Swanson hit a grand slam to back another good performance from Charlie Morton as the Atlanta Braves began a critical road trip with a 7-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. With the win, the Braves improved to 47-48 on the season and are now tied with the Phillies in the NL East standings. Atlanta picked up a half game over the New York Mets who were idle and are now four games back in the standings. The Mets will begin a three-game series with the Blue Jays Friday.

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  • Prior to Thursday’s win, Brian Snitker gave an update on the status of several injured Braves. Huascar Ynoa threw a live BP session Thursday and is tentatively scheduled to pitch in a game on a rehab assignment in Florida next Tuesday. Ian Anderson played catch in Atlanta Thursday and reported no issues with his shoulder.
  • Catcher Travis d’Arnaud traveled with the team to Philadelphia and worked out on the field prior to the game. Snitker said that d’Arnaud will need to play some rehab games but that he is progressing towards a return.

“He’s going to need to take live BPs, and obviously, play some rehab games and all that kind of stuff,” manager Brian Snitker said. “It’s a good sign, I think, that he’s accelerating his activity. But still, you’re not going to rush something like this. They’ll be able to tell when he is ready. It’s just about the strength and repetitions, and seeing how his body handles all that again.”

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