Braves' Snitker ponders 6th starter as he studies rotation
Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker said Monday he's considering all options, including a six-man rotation or an opener, as he looks for answers in his starting rotation. The Braves, who open the season on April 7 at home against Cincinnati, are scheduled to play 14 consecutive days before their first off day. Snitker said he may add a sixth starter during that stretch.news.yahoo.com
Window decorating contest to begin Nov. 15: Streets to close for Christmas parade
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves were cheered by hundreds of thousands of fans in a two-stage parade on Friday celebrating the team's first World Series championship since 1995. Never, never did I expect to see that many little guys.”The parade started in downtown Atlanta, near the Braves' former home at Turner Field. The Braves clinched the World Series by beating the Houston Astros 7-0 in Game 6 on Tuesday night. Pederson also won the World Series last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he said this was his first parade. He loved the Atlanta Braves and I am so very, very happy to see these young men who have picked up the mantle and carried it on."dailytimes.com
Brave hook? Anderson yanked after 5 no-hit innings in Game 3
Despite a troublingly short-handed pitching staff that could use as much length as possible from its starters, Atlanta manager Brian Snitker pulled starter Ian Anderson with a 1-0 lead over Houston and a no-hitter through five innings of World Series Game 3.
Rookie goes from Gwinnett hotel to World Series in whirlwind
Tucker Davidson was in the lobby of a Courtyard Marriott near the Gwinnett Stripers’ ballpark in Georgia, eating a salad from The Cheesecake Factory and watching the Atlanta Braves play their World Series opener, talking with a Triple-A strength coach and another minor league staffer.
Soler, Braves overcome Morton injury, top Astros in Game 1
Making his first start since testing positive for COVID-19, Jorge Soler became the first player to begin a World Series with a home run and the Atlanta Braves, despite the loss of pitcher Charlie Morton to a broken leg, hushed the Houston Astros 6-2 in Game 1.
Pinch-hitter pitcher Gausman sac fly in 11th, SF tops Braves
Kevin Gausman heard the boos when he stepped into the batter’s box, realizing right away the fans had no idea the Giants were down to their last options with no position players left. “Oh man, that was the coolest thing I’ve ever done in my entire career,” Gausman said. The Giants, saved when Donovan Solano came off the COVID-19 injured list and connected for a tying, pinch-hit home run with two outs in the ninth, moved two games ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the division race.news.yahoo.com
Braves player Charlie Culberson hit in the face with a 90 mph fastball
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 14: Medical staff takes Charlie Culberson #8 of the Atlanta Braves off the field after getting hit by a ball in the seventh inning during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on Sept.(CNN) - Atlanta Braves outfielder Charlie Culberson was taken to the hospital after being hit in the face by a 90 mph fastball on Saturday night. Braves Manager Brian Snitker said the 30-year-old was "alert" and "aware" in the hospital. In Saturday's game against the Washington Nationals, Culberson came up to bat as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning with two men on and the game tied 1-1. On the first pitch, Culberson squared up to bunt and Fernando Rodney threw a fastball that nailed Culberson in the right cheek. Afterward, the Braves scored four more runs in the seventh inning and won the game 10-1, clinching a postseason berth.