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Follow along with Jake Mastroianni this season as the Atlanta Braves look to build upon last years momentum and look to return the Braves to national prominence with the Locked On Braves Podcast. Phenoms, franchise cornerstones, young blood, and grizzled veterans, the Braves have it all. This season we'll take the journey with one of the most exciting Atlanta teams in recent history and delve beyond the box score to fully understand the talent unfolding before us. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network. Your team. Every day.

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Atlanta Braves Mailbag: Team Has Money to Spend...
The Atlanta Braves have significant money and want to be a top 5 payroll, which means there is no reason they shouldn't spend big to fill the holes at shortstop and left field.
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The Atlanta Braves Must Improve this Stat in 2023
There isn't a lot to nitpick for an offense that was one of the best in baseball, but if the Atlanta Braves are going to be a more consistent offense in 2023 they have to make more contact.
28 min
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Atlanta Braves Thanksgiving Special -- 10 Thing...
Atlanta Braves fans have a lot to be thankful for, including a recent World Series championship.
31 min
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Atlanta Braves Opening Day Roster Prediction --...
While the Atlanta Braves lineup is mostly set for 2023, there are a couple of big holes to fill with shortstop and left field.
33 min
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Atlanta Braves Opening Day Roster Prediction --...
We take an early stab at the 2023 Opening Day lineup for the Atlanta Braves prediction the 13 pitchers.
25 min
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Atlanta Braves Sign Tyler Matzek, and Mailbag Q...
The deadline to tender arbitration-eligible players a contract was on Friday. The Atlanta Braves ended up signing Tyler Matzek to a 2-year deal and coming to terms with Mike Soroka.
30 min
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Atlanta Braves' Left Field Options Internally a...
There are few holes in the field for the Atlanta Braves to fix this offseason and left field is one of them.
33 min
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Atlanta Braves Prospect Update -- Who is Tradea...
33 min
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Atlanta Braves Cut Guillermo Heredia, Trade Jac...
The Atlanta Braves made several roster moves on Tuesday in preparation for the Rule 5 Draft.
21 min
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Atlanta Braves News: Michael Harris NL Rookie o...
The Atlanta Braves had two of the best rookies in all of baseball -- perhaps in franchise history -- in 2022, but it was Michael Harris II who took home the NL Rookie of the Year trophy.
32 min
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Playing Atlanta Braves GM -- The Ideal Offseason
Jake Mastroianni puts on his GM hat and discusses the free-agent moves he would make for the Atlanta Braves within the confines of what the budget will likely be.
29 min
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Atlanta Braves Payroll Projections and Potentia...
The Atlanta Braves have some big decisions coming up in terms of the 40-man roster.
31 min
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Atlanta Braves Free Agency Preview
There are a ton of really good free agents available this offseason, including Dansby Swanson. We take a look at the group and discuss who makes sense.
40 min
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Atlanta Braves Player Tiers -- The Superstars, ...
As the Atlanta Braves head into the offseason, we rank the current roster of players.
35 min
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Atlanta Braves Best Moments from 2022
Even though the Atlanta Braves didn't win the ultimate prize this time around, there were still plenty of great moments to remember from 2022.
30 min
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Atlanta Braves Got Some Historic Contributions ...
Michael Harris II and Spencer Strider rightfully get a lot of the love when talking about Atlanta Braves rookies who contributed in 2022, but they weren't the only ones.
30 min
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The Atlanta Braves Bullpen Created a New Versio...
While all of the familiar faces from the Atlanta Braves' 2021 version of the Night Shift returned in 2022, the bullpen took on a very different look by season's end.
31 min
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Atlanta Braves easily had the best catching duo...
The Atlanta Braves have done a great job for years pairing together veteran catchers and keeping both fresh all year long.
27 min
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Ronald Acuna's Return to the Atlanta Braves Was...
Coming back from a major knee injury, the 2022 season for Ronald Acuna Jr. was filled with plenty of frustration with the Atlanta Braves.
29 min
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Austin Riley Proves He's Atlanta Braves Corners...
A lot of people wondered if Austin Riley could repeat his MVP-like performance in 2021 and he certainly did showing why he's the new cornerstone for the Atlanta Braves.
25 min
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Matt Olson Gave the Atlanta Braves What They Wa...
Matt Olson had some big shoes to fill replacing Freddie Freeman as the first baseman for the Atlanta Braves, but he absolutely delivered.
29 min
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Atlanta Braves 2022 Season Review and End of Se...
Jake Mastroianni takes a look back at the 2022 season of the Atlanta Braves giving his final thoughts.
36 min
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Atlanta Braves Offseason Mailbag: Questions on ...
Grant McAuley joins Jake Mastroianni to answer fans' offseason questions on the Atlanta Braves, including what the team does with Vaugn Grissom.
40 min
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Atlanta Braves Offseason: Biggest Needs
As the Atlanta Braves get set to begin what should be a busy offseason, we look at what the biggest needs are with shortstop at the top of the list.
33 min
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Atlanta Braves and Dansby Swanson Have a Tough ...
For the second straight offseason, the Atlanta Braves have a tough decision to make on one of their franchise players with Dansby Swanson set to hit free agency.
28 min
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Atlanta Braves Offseason: Who's Staying and Who...
As the Atlanta Braves now gear up for the offseason we take a look at who we know is leaving and who is under contract to come back.
35 min
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Atlanta Braves Season Comes to An Ugly End in N...
The Atlanta Braves attempt to repeat as World Series champions came to an end on Saturday as they were knocked out by the Philadelphia Phillies in the NLDS.
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Season ends for Atla...
The Atlanta Braves weren't faced with elimination at any point in their run through October a year ago, but the Philadelphia Phillies pushed Atlanta's season to the brink and knocked the former champs out of the postseason this time around.
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Atlanta Braves NLDS Game 3: Spencer Strider and...
Spencer Strider looked like Spencer Strider for 2 innings and then ran out of gas as the Philadelphia Phillies jumped on him and took a 2-1 lead in the NLDS over the Atlanta Braves.
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Atlanta Braves face ...
The Atlanta Braves were unable to get anything going in a 9-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 3 of the NLDS on Friday. Spencer Strider made his first start in four weeks and was chased amidst a disastrous six-run third inning that sent the Phillies to victory.
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Atlanta Braves NLDS Game 2: Kyle Wright Dominat...
This time it was the Atlanta Braves turn to come up with some clutch 2-out hitting breaking through against Zack Wheeler in the 6th inning.
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Kyle Wright strong, ...
In a role reversal from the series opener, the Atlanta Braves had the two-out magic working in Game 2 of the NLDS. They used some timely hits to plate three runs against Zack Wheeler and beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 3-0 behind Kyle Wright on Wednesday at Truist Park.
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NLDS Game 1: Atlanta Braves and Max Fried Get A...
Max Fried was not sharp at all as the Atlanta Braves fell behind early and lost Game 1 of the NLDS to the Philadelphia Phillies.
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Max Fried chased ear...
The Atlanta Braves had their chances on Wednesday, but it was the Philadelphia Phillies who made the most of their scoring opportunities in Game 1 of the NLDS.
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Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia NLDS Crossover:...
The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies both get it done in similar ways, so Jake Mastroianni and Connor Thomas talk about who has the edge.
31 min
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Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies NLDS: ...
The Atlanta Braves will face division rival Philadelphia Phillies in the NLDS starting on Tuesday night. Jake Mastroianni gives you his 3 biggest keys to the series.
27 min
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Atlanta Braves Postseason Predictions and Bigge...
In this mailbag episode, Jake Mastroianni answers some of the biggest questions for the Atlanta Braves heading into the postseason -- including the health of Spencer Strider.
26 min
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The Regular Seasons Ends But Atlanta Braves Hav...
Another Major League Baseball regular season comes to an end, but the Atlanta Braves journey will continue as they gear up for the NLDS.
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Atlanta Braves wrap ...
It was a wild season finale and the Atlanta Braves eventually succumbed to the Miami Marlins in a 12-9 defeat on Wednesday at LoanDepot Park.
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Atlanta Braves Wrap Up 5th Straight NL East Div...
It has been quite the journey for the Atlanta Braves in 2022 coming off a World Series championship. But after grinding out a win on Tuesday over the Marlins, they clinched their fifth straight NL East title.
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Atlanta Braves beat ...
The Atlanta Braves took their first big step toward defending their World Series title on Tuesday in Miami, beating the Marlins 2-1 to clinch their fifth consecutive National League East title.
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Atlanta Braves Offense Falls Flat in Miami and ...
With their first chance to clinch the NL East, the Atlanta Braves offense fell flat in Miami as they lost 4-0
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Atlanta Braves canno...
After getting shutout by the Miami Marlins, the first place Atlanta Braves are still a game away from claiming their fifth consecutive division title. Jesus Luzardo struck out 12 as Miami claimed a 4-0 victory over Atlanta in the opener of a three-game series.
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Atlanta Braves Sweep New York Mets to Take Cont...
The Atlanta Braves stepped up in the biggest series of the year to sweep the New York Mets and take control of the NL East.
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Atlanta Braves sweep...
The first place Atlanta Braves completed a three-game sweep of the second place New York Mets with a 5-3 victory on Sunday night at Truist Park. Key home runs and stellar relief was once again a recipe for success. Atlanta carries a two-game lead in the NL East into the final series of the season in Miami, needing just one win to claim its fifth consecutive division title.
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Atlanta Braves top N...
Dansby Swanson connected for another key home run as the Atlanta Braves beat Max Scherzer and the New York Mets by a 4-2 score on Saturday and took over first place all alone in the National League East.
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Atlanta Braves overp...
The Atlanta Braves hit a trio of home runs against Jacob deGrom and got a gritty performance from a sick Max Fried to beat the New York Mets by a 5-2 score on Friday and force a tie atop the NL East standings.
18 min
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It All Comes Down to This: Atlanta Braves vs. N...
The Atlanta Braves have battled all season to get back into position to win the NL East and have that chance this weekend as they host the New York Mets.
29 min
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Playoff Scenarios After Atlanta Braves Drop Gam...
The Atlanta Braves offense couldn't get going on Wednesday as they lost in extras to the Nationals and more importantly lost a game in the NL East.
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Atlanta Braves fall ...
The Atlanta Braves simply could not get the big hit when they needed it on Wednesday and dropped a 3-2 game in extra-innings to the Washington Nationals.
15 min
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Atlanta Braves Blast Their Way Back to the Top ...
We're right back where we started as the Atlanta Braves moved into a tie with the New York Mets in the NL East after defeating the Washington Nationals 8-2 on Tuesday.
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Atlanta Braves now t...
The Atlanta Braves got two home runs from Ronald Acuña Jr. in an 8-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday at Nationals Park. With a Mets' loss to the Marlins, Atlanta and New York are now tied for first place in the National League East with seven games to play.
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Bryce Elder Complete Game Shutout and Matt Olso...
The Atlanta Braves got another big start from Bryce Elder who tossed a complete game shutout versus the Washington Nationals on Monday in an 8-0 win.
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Bryce Elder fires sh...
Bryce Elder became the first Atlanta Braves rookie in 32 years to hurl a shutout. That gem and some big hits from the offense helped Atlanta beat the Washington Nationals, 8-0 and pick up half a game in the NL East standings.
18 min
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Atlanta Braves Suffer Major Blow to Starting Ro...
The Atlanta Braves losing Spencer Strider for at least the regular season brings up some concerns with the starting rotation.
27 min
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Atlanta Braves claim...
The Atlanta Braves prevailed on a marathon Sunday, emerging from extra innings with an 8-7 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
18 min
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Kyle Wright earns ML...
Kyle Wright became the first Atlanta pitcher with 20 victories in nearly two decades as the Braves offense came to life in a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park. That win and a Mets loss helps the Braves pull to within 1.5 games in the NL East standings.
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Atlanta Braves drop ...
The Atlanta Braves offense remained in neutral, but the Philadelphia Phillies had no such problem. They tagged Jake Odorizzi for eight earned runs en route to a 9-1 win on Friday at Citizens Bank Park.
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Atlanta Braves Mailbag: Ways to Fix the Lineup,...
Atlanta Braves' offense had another rough game on Thursday losing 1-0 to the Philadelphia Phillies.
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Atlanta Braves' bats...
Runs were hard to come by at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday and the Atlanta Braves could not find any. Instead, the Philadelphia Phillies cashed in a second inning tally against Max Fried and rode Ranger Suarez to a 1-0 win in the opener of a four-game series.
17 min
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The Atlanta Braves Biggest Concerns Going into ...
Now that the Atlanta Braves have locked up their fifth straight trip to the postseason, what are the biggest concerns for this team down the stretch?
29 min
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Atlanta Braves undon...
The Atlanta Braves were unable to finish off a sweep of the Washington Nationals as some bad base running proved costly in a 3-2 loss on Wednesday afternoon. The good news was the New York Mets lost and thus Atlanta remains just one game back in the NL East race.
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Atlanta Braves punch...
The Atlanta Braves are heading to the postseason for the fifth consecutive year, but the drive for five straight division titles is still very much ongoing. Atlanta hung on to beat the Washington Nationals by a 3-2 score at Truist Park on Tuesday to reserve a spot in the playoffs as the top Wild Card team at worst.
18 min
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Atlanta Braves Keep Rolling at Home as Kyle Wri...
The Atlanta Braves won their ninth straight home game on Monday night taking down the Washington Nationals 5-2.
22 min
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Kyle Wright wins MLB...
The Atlanta Braves got a quality start from Kyle Wright and more than enough run support to claim a 5-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday at Truist Park.
15 min
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Braves Sweep Phillies, Spencer Strider Historic...
It was a big weekend for the Atlanta Braves as they swept the Philadelphia Phillies to remain just one game back in the NL East.
24 min
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Spencer Strider's mi...
Spencer Strider was piling up strikeouts again on Sunday, reaching 200 punch-outs in a single season faster than any pitcher in MLB history as the Atlanta Braves swept away the Philadelphia Phillies with a 5-2 victory at Truist Park.
17 min
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Ronald Acuña leads A...
The Atlanta Braves got a big performance from Ronald Acuña Jr., who homered, drove in four runs, and made an inning-ending diving catch with the bases loaded to help them beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-3 on Saturday at Truist Park.
16 min
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Atlanta Braves stage...
The Atlanta Braves scored six times in the eighth inning, highlighted by a go-ahead home run from Ronald Acuña Jr., as they beat the Philadelphia Phillies by a 7-2 score on Friday night at Truist Park.
17 min
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Ozzie Albies is Back! Atlanta Braves Mailbag: M...
The Atlanta Braves got some big news on Friday morning with the official announcement that Ozzie Albies is returning.
28 min
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How Atlanta Braves and New York Mets Matchup in...
After the Atlanta Braves suffered their first back-to-back series loss in nearly four months, they return home looking to finish off the season strong.
23 min
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Atlanta Braves Pull Closer in NL East As Kyle W...
The Atlanta Braves were able to pull with half-a-game of the New York Mets by taking down the San Francisco Giants 5-1 on Tuesday.
22 min
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Atlanta Braves Play an Ugly Game and Miss Chanc...
The Atlanta Braves played bad defense, had some costly base running mistakes, and were non-existent for 2/3 of the game on Monday in a 3-2 loss.
17 min
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Another Poor Start from Jake Odorizzi and Blown...
The Atlanta Braves made a big comeback on Sunday against the Seattle Mariners only to see it given right back on another blown save by Kenley Jansen.
29 min
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Kenley Jansen falter...
The Atlanta Braves staged a furious ninth-inning comeback, but the Seattle Mariners staged one of their own to walk off with an 8-7 victory and take the series at T-Mobile Park.
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Atlanta Braves win 8...
The Atlanta Braves out-homered the Seattle Mariners to grab a 6-4 victory on Friday and take over first place in the National League East. With the New York Mets' loss to the Miami Marlins, Atlanta has the top spot in the division to itself for the first time all season.
16 min
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Atlanta Braves Mailbag: Rule Changes Coming, Po...
On this mailbag episode, Jake Mastroianni answers Twitter questions about the upcoming rule changes, where Vaughn Grissom fits once Ozzie Albies returns, and if Marcell Ozuna makes the postseason roster.
27 min
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Atlanta Braves Get Another Remarkable Performan...
After a rough first inning, Spencer Strider showed another level of his dominance by bouncing back to help the Atlanta Braves complete a two-game sweep over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.
24 min
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Atlanta Braves finis...
Spencer Strider gave the Atlanta Braves a gutsy performance on Wednesday, overcoming a long first inning to help his club come away with a 7-3 victory and a sweep of the Oakland Athletics. Despite the win, Atlanta slipped a half game behind the Mets in the NL East standings after New York swept a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
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Atlanta Braves Back in 1st Place in NL East Aft...
The Atlanta Braves offense exploded for 10 runs on Tuesday and needed every one of them in a 10-9 win that brought them to a tie with the New York Mets in the NL East.
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Atlanta Braves force...
The Atlanta Braves scored early and often and then weathered a constant barrage of runs to outlast the Oakland Athletics in a 10-9 victory on Tuesday night. That win coupled with another Mets' loss gives Atlanta a share of first place in the NL East for the first time all season.
18 min
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NL East Race Heating Up After Atlanta Braves Sw...
The NL East got a little tighter over the weekend after an impressive series sweep by the Atlanta Braves over the Miami Marlins.
21 min
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Spencer Strider with A Historic Performance as ...
Spencer Strider continued his dominance on Thursday night setting an Atlanta Braves franchise record with 16 strikeouts in a single game as they beat the Colorado Rockies 3-0.
24 min
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Spencer Strider turn...
Spencer Strider set a new Atlanta record with 16 strikeouts as the Braves topped the Colorado Rockies, 3-0 on Thursday night at Truist Park.
16 min
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Atlanta Braves Get Great Start from Kyle Wrigh...
The Atlanta Braves got a much-needed win on Wednesday thanks to another great pitching performance by Kyle Wright who threw 7 shutout innings.
20 min
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Kyle Wright and some...
Kyle Wright tossed seven shutout innings and got the support of some key home runs as the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies by a 3-2 score on Wednesday night at Truist Park.
16 min
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Atlanta Braves Offense Continues to Struggle As...
The Atlanta Braves had another opportunity to gain ground on the New York Mets in the NL east but let it slip away with their third straight one-run loss.
22 min
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Atlanta Braves offen...
The Atlanta Braves had plenty of chances but could not find the big hit as they dropped a 3-2 decision to the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday at Truist Park. Max Fried had a rare off night while the offense stranded 10 men. Atlanta was unable to make up ground on the first place Mets as a result.
17 min
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Atlanta Braves Look to Turn the Page After Roug...
The Atlanta Braves had a rough weekend in St. Louis dropping the series in frustrating fashion -- Jake talks about what went wrong.
25 min
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Bullpen falters late...
The Atlanta Braves had another late lead slip away in St. Louis. For the second consecutive night, it was Tyler O'Neil who lifted the Cardinals to victory. His three-run homer against A.J. Minter in the eight inning sent his team to a 6-3 win over Atlanta on Sunday at Busch Stadium.
17 min
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Atlanta Braves suffe...
After holding a lead for most of the night, the Atlanta Braves were on the wrong side of a literal walk-off on Saturday night at Busch Stadium. Kenley Jansen walked Tyler O'Neil with the bases loaded, capping a two-run ninth and giving St. Louis a 6-5 victory to even the series at a game apiece.
14 min
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Atlanta Braves conti...
The Atlanta Braves offense was busy in support of Spencer Strider and he was busy keeping the St. Louis Cardinals at bay in an 11-4 victory on Friday night at Busch Stadium.
17 min
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Atlanta Braves Mailbag: Best Franchise Centerpi...
In this mailbag episode, we answer your questions on the Atlanta Braves, including who would you choose between Spencer Strider, Vaughn Grissom, and Michael Harris II the build a team around?
29 min
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Kyle Wright's Breakout Season Continues as Atla...
The Atlanta Braves continued to take care of business against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday with a dominating 14-2 behind another brilliant performance on the mound from Kyle Wright.
25 min
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Atlanta Braves blast...
Kyle Wright pitched an absolute gem while the Atlanta Braves offense was busy scoring early and often in a 14-2 blowout of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday at PNC Park. Matt Olson's eighth inning grand slam into the Allegheny River put an exclamation point on a series sweep.
16 min
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Atlanta Braves Get Win As Max Fried Boost His N...
The Atlanta Braves clinched a series win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday 6-1 behind another Cy Young performance from Max Fried.
24 min
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Max Fried's gem and ...
The Atlanta Braves got a vintage performance from their ace and a big offensive explosion in the fifth inning to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates by a 6-1 score on Tuesday night at PNC PARK.
18 min
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Braves Win Close One With Strong Outing from Ja...
The Atlanta Braves needed something big from Jake Odorizzi who has struggled since coming over, and he delivered on Monday. Jake breaks down if the results are legit or a product of the opposing lineup.
21 min
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Locked On Braves POSTCAST: Michael Harris II de...
The Atlanta Braves got the winning combination of a great start from Jake Odorizzi and a clutch home run from rookie Michah Harris II to top the Pittsburgh Pirates by a 2-1 score on Monday night at PNC Park.
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Atlanta Braves Finish Off Huge Week -- New Top ...
The Atlanta Braves went 5-2 this past week with series wins over the New York Met and Houston Astros showing they are one of the best teams in all of baseball right now.
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