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The Daily Chop: Swept by Dodgers, Snitker Updates, Roster Moves, and more

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The Dodgers are ridiculously good.

Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

The Braves exit Los Angeles with much less comfort than when they arrived. Their 4.5 game lead now stands at two games, and despite their best efforts in three hard-fought contests, they were swept by the reigning world champs. The Dodgers have the best roster in baseball and they are the favorites to repeat as champions, but getting swept by them heading into September is certainly a punch to gut for Atlanta. The club can recover this weekend in Colorado, but the NL East race is tight once again and the Braves will need to play well if they hope to hold off the surging Phillies.

Braves News

Braves bullpen implodes as Atlanta gets swept by Dodgers

The Dodgers are tough. They battled the Braves all series and prevailed in all three games. If these teams square off again during the postseason, we should expect another competitive series. Atlanta just needs to find ways to close out some of these close games.

Brian Snitker gives updates on Ozzie Albies and rotation plans

The Braves manager gave updates on Ozzie Albies, who is expected to play on Thursday, and the altered rotation that will now include Touki Toussaint.

Braves recall Orlando Arcia, Jacob Webb from Gwinnett

Rosters were expanded on Wednesday, which allowed the Braves to add Orlando Arcia and Jacob Webb.

Jared Shuster promoted to Double-A

The Braves’ top pick in 2020 will head to Double-A Mississippi after performing well in High-A Rome.

MLB News

Experts break down every postseason race

Details about every postseason race to watch down the stretch.

Brewers win 3rd straight in San Francisco

The Dodgers now lead the NL West.

Surprise reunion for family of Army Sergeant

These are always awesome, but especially now, given the current state of affairs in the Middle East.