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DodgerBlue.com Oct 19, 2020
Braves’ Freddie Freeman, Ian Anderson Credit Dodgers For NLCS Comeback

Braves’ Freddie Freeman, Ian Anderson Credit Dodgers For NLCS Comeback

After falling behind 3-1, the Los Angeles Dodgers faced their first true test of adversity this year and responded by...
TalkingChop Oct 19, 2020
Talking Chop Podcast Episode 259: The 2020 season ends with a Game 7 loss

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 259: The 2020 season ends with a Game 7 loss

Photo by Ron Jenkins/ The 2020 season is over for the Atlanta Braves after a Game 7 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday evening. Much ink will be spilled in the aftermath but, seconds after the final pitch, the Talking Chop Podcast convened to react to the maddening defeat. Brad Rowland and Scott Coleman discussed the following in Episode 259: There was a laundry list of memorable moments in this game and not in the best way Ian Anderson didn’t have it and the bullpen wasn’t perfect, but this loss was on the offense The base-running blunder that will live in infamy alongside...
TalkingChop Oct 19, 2020
Three thoughts on a bittersweet ending to the 2020 season

Three thoughts on a bittersweet ending to the 2020 season

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ That’s a wrap. The 2020 season is over for the Atlanta Braves after an excruciating 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the NLCS. It certainly was not the result anyone was hoping for especially after going up 3-1 in the series after Game 4. Here are three quick thoughts from Game 7 and an improbable and strange 2020 season. Ian Anderson showed he belonged despite short outing in Game 7 Ian Anderson wasn’t sharp and was only able to give the Braves three innings while allowing five hits, two walks and two runs. Those runs snapped his scoreless...
TalkingChop Oct 18, 2020
NLCS Game 7: Braves vs Dodgers game thread

NLCS Game 7: Braves vs Dodgers game thread

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ It is do or die for Atlanta in Game 7 The Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers will meet in a decisive Game 7 of the NLCS to determine who moves on to the World Series. Rookie right-hander Ian Anderson will be on the mound for the Braves while the Dodgers will go with righty Dustin May who will likely serve as an opener after throwing 55 pitches in Game 5. First pitch is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET and the game can be seen on FOX. PREVIEW | LINEUPS
TalkingChop Oct 18, 2020
Braves stick with same lineup for Game 7

Braves stick with same lineup for Game 7

Photo by Kelly Gavin/MLB Photos via No surprises for the Braves in Game 7 The Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers will meet for the final time in a pivotal Game 7 of the NLCS Sunday night. The Dodgers announced that right-hander Dustin May will get the start in a somewhat surprise move. May started Game 5 and through 55 pitches over two innings. He will not likely pitch more than one or two Sunday night before giving way to Tony Gonsolin or Julio Urias. Atlanta will go with rookie right-hander Ian Anderson. Brian Snitker’s lineup for Game 7 has no changes. Game 7.#MixItUp |...
TalkingChop Oct 14, 2020
The Daily Chop: Braves take 2-0 lead in NLCS, Johan Camargo, Ian Anderson and more

The Daily Chop: Braves take 2-0 lead in NLCS, Johan Camargo, Ian Anderson and more

Photo by Ron Jenkins/ Atlanta jumped out early and held on late for a Game 2 win. It wasn’t pretty at the end but the Atlanta Braves did just enough to hold on for an 8-7 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLCS. The Braves now lead the series 2-0 and will be the home team for what is pretty much a must-win game for the Dodgers in Game 3. Los Angeles was already facing a number of question marks with their pitching staff before Clayton Kershaw was scratched Tuesday. Dave Roberts told reporters after the game that it is very much a day-to-day situation for his team’s...
TalkingChop Oct 14, 2020
Four takeaways from the Braves’ Game 2 win over the Dodgers

Four takeaways from the Braves’ Game 2 win over the Dodgers

Photo by Ron Jenkins/ MVFREE The Atlanta Braves jumped out to an early lead but then had to hold on at the end for an 8-7 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers to take a 2-0 lead in the NLCS. Atlanta held the Dodgers in check once again before things got a little sideways at the end. The series isn’t over by any means but the Braves have to feel pretty good about where they currently sit. Here are three thoughts from Game 2 as we prepare for the series to continue on Wednesday. Ian Anderson wasn’t sharp but battled for four innings Giving the uncertainty with their rotation, it felt like...
TalkingChop Oct 13, 2020
Braves explode to early lead and hold off Dodgers to claim 2-0 lead in NLCS

Braves explode to early lead and hold off Dodgers to claim 2-0 lead in NLCS

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ The Braves offense did their thing on Tuesday evening as the Braves took a commanding lead in the NLCS. Ian Anderson was a bit wild, but pitched well enough to extend his postseason scoreless innings streak as the Braves offense led by Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies jumped all over the Dodgers early and, despite a late rally from the Dodgers, beat LA by the final score of 8-7 to give the Braves a 2-0 lead in the National League Championship series. The first couple of innings went by largely without incident. Tony Gonsolin was mowing through Braves hitters at...
TalkingChop Oct 13, 2020
Braves vs. Dodgers - Game Two, NLCS - Game Thread

Braves vs. Dodgers - Game Two, NLCS - Game Thread

Photo by Michael Starghill/MLB Photos via Well, today has been very hectic. Clayton Kershaw was scratched with back spasms, Adam Duvall’s injury did, in fact, end his season with the Braves, and we have had all of the usual postseason game day shenanigans on top of that. However, we have now reached that point in the day where we actually get to see some baseball as Ian Anderson takes on the LA Dodgers looking to extend the Braves’ lead in the series. Preview Lineups Post There is a lot to take in with Cristian Pache getting his first postseason of his young career while many of us...
TalkingChop Oct 13, 2020
Ian Anderson takes the mound as Braves look to continue their momentum, Kershaw scratched

Ian Anderson takes the mound as Braves look to continue their momentum, Kershaw scratched

Photo by Elsa/ The Braves won a big game one over the Dodgers. Now they have to conquer Tony Gonsolin in Game Two. No, you weren’t dreaming...the Braves did, in fact, win the first game of the NLCS over the Dodgers. The sound of the ball off of Austin Riley’s bat in the 9th inning did sound like something that would occur in a dream state, but it happened and the Braves now find themselves with a lead over arguably the best team in baseball and with rookie Ian Anderson on the mound hoping to continue his incredible run in the playoffs. Through his first two playoff games, not just in...
TalkingChop Oct 11, 2020
Braves announce starters for first three games of NLCS

Braves announce starters for first three games of NLCS

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ As expected, Max Fried will get the nod in Game 1 The Atlanta Braves made it official Sunday morning announcing their pitching plans for the first three games of the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers. As expected, the Braves will go with Max Fried in Game 1. Ian Anderson and Kyle Wright will follow in Games 2 & 3 on Tuesday and Wednesday. Your NLCS starting pitchers!Game 1: @MaxFried32Game 2: @ian_anderson15 Game 3: @Kyle_Wright44 #MixItUp | #ForTheA pic.twitter.com/XCXM4NGBnh— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) October 11, 2020 The Dodgers announced their...
TalkingChop Oct 8, 2020
Kyle Wright looks to deliver an NLDS series win in playoff debut

Kyle Wright looks to deliver an NLDS series win in playoff debut

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Atlanta hopes another clutch performance from one of its young arms will lead to its first NLCS appearances since 2001. One week later, the Braves have earned another chance to advance and further silence and put to rest their past playoff failures. After impressive pitching performances by both Max Fried and Ian Anderson, along with an offense led by Travis d’Arnaud and Dansby Swanson that digs the long ball, the Braves have earned two straight victories in the NLDS and have forced the Miami Marlins to the brink of elimination. However, to achieve the...
Call to the Pen Oct 8, 2020

Atlanta Braves starter Ian Anderson is dominating the National League playoffs

Atlanta Braves rookie Ian Anderson has been absolutely demolishing opposing lineups this postseason and he’s showing no signs of slowing down. Ian Anderson is doing everything in his power to will the Atlanta Braves to the World Series. He’s absolutely undressed opposing hitters in the first two postseasons of his career. Expanding on a really […] Atlanta Braves starter Ian Anderson is dominating the National League playoffs - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Oct 8, 2020
Ian Anderson has given the Braves all that they could ask for, so far

Ian Anderson has given the Braves all that they could ask for, so far

Photo by Elsa/ The Braves absolutely needed their starting rotation to step up. Ian Anderson is doing just that, and that’s exciting for both the present and the future. The Braves are now one win away from their first NLCS appearance since 1999, and the way that they’ve made it to the doorstep of baseball’s final four has been pretty impressive. Atlanta’s been clicking in every facet of the game. The offense may not be entering into a slugfest in every game, but they’re doing enough to win a couple of ballgames quite comfortably at the end and there’s no reason to think that...
TalkingChop Oct 8, 2020
The Daily Chop: Braves take 2-0 series lead, Anderson, TC Podcast, and more

The Daily Chop: Braves take 2-0 series lead, Anderson, TC Podcast, and more

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The Braves are one win away from the NLCS. The Braves took game two of the NLDS, beating the Marlins 2-0 on the back of a stellar performance from Ian Anderson. The rookie continues to impress, especially in the postseason, during which he has now pitched 112⁄3 shutout innings with 17 strikeouts. The Atlanta offense scuffled, but did get two huge home runs from Dansby Swanson and Travis d’Arnaud. Their contributions, coupled with incredible work from Anderson and the Braves bullpen, were enough to give Atlanta a victory. Ian Anderson shuts down...

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