Demetrius Bell is an Atlanta-based writer who has been a hardcore fan of the Atlanta Braves for essentially his entire life. He is also a writer whose work can regularly be found on http://SBNation.com and the website and pages of Baseball Prospectus, as well as on this lovely Braves blog.
Jared Kelenic should be getting the majority of starts in left field for the Braves in 2024. That’s one position they won’t have to worry about but there’s still work for Alex Anthopoulos to do elsewhere.
If this happens one year, it’s a fluke. If it happens two straight years, it’s a trend. The Phillies showed up and showed out for the second year in a row, so why did the Braves shrink again?
The first game was rough and the first half of this game was rough, too. They were too good and too tough to stay quiet for longer than that, though.
Spencer Strider did his job. The bullpen kept them in the game. Philadelphia's pitching staff was just better.
Phillies starter Ranger Suarez is a lefty, so Brian Snitker has changed the lineup a bit to reflect that.
Olson continued to rewrite the Braves record books as his 54th home run of the season helped push Atlanta to a series sweep over the Cubs.
Atlanta’s veteran catcher gets some playing time ahead of the Postseason