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Batter Up is your one-stop shop for Major League Baseball news. From stats to stories to everything you need to know about what happens on the diamond, we'll talk baseball, with a special focus on Atlanta Braves news. Batter Up is for every baseball fan.  

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    How often should we expect to see Vaughn Grissom in the lineup with the return of Ozzie Albies?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 66:53


    On this edition of From the Diamond, Grant and Caleb kick off the show as they do every show by recapping what was this Week in Braves Baseball. The guys discuss what the Braves have coming up down the final stretch of the season, the Braves losing four out of five on their latest road trip, the Cubs sweeping the Mets being a big help to the Braves, Ozzie Albies returning to the lineup last night after fracturing his foot in June, and the the Grant and Caleb close out the segment by explaining why the Braves' comeback win last night was exactly what the Braves and the Braves' offense needed. Next, Grant and Caleb continue hour one by continuing their recap of what happened this week in Braves Baseball. The guys discuss Ronald Acuña Jr. returning to right field after Ronald spent a lot of time at DH to help heal up his sore knee, why having both Ronald Acuña Jr. and Ozzie Albies back in the field and in the lineup is a big deal. Grant and Caleb also discuss why this entire Braves lineup needs to get going, more specifically Austin Riley and Matt Olson. Finally, the guys close out the segment by discussing Michael Harris II continuing to get better as the season goes along, the amazing season William Contreras has put together, and why the Braves have the best pair of catchers on the offensive end. Finally, to close out hour one on this edition of From The Diamond, Grant and Caleb finish recapping what happened this week in Braves baseball by discussing what almost was Raisel Iglesias getting the save opportunity over Kenley Jansen before the Braves offense blew the game open in the bottom of the eighth. Grant and Caleb also discuss the Braves losing Kirby Yates for at least two weeks due to elbow inflammation, the Braves having options besides Jake Odorizzi if they so choose, and some not so great news on the farm as Mike Soroka gives up three home runs in five innings during his rehab start on Friday, and Ian Anderson being done for the season as he suffered a strained oblique down in Gwinnett with the Stripers. To kick off hour two of this edition of From the Diamond, Caleb and Grant go around the big Leagues. Grant and Caleb start in the National League and discuss the Mets struggling in the month of September as they have been dealing with some injuries, the Braves continuing to try and take over the NL East, and the Phillies trying to make that hard for the Braves. In the NL Central Caleb and Grant discuss the St.Louis Cardinals' second half surge that's given them a seven and a half game division lead over the Milwaukee Brewers going into the final two and a half weeks into the season. Finally, Grant and Caleb wrap up their National League report in the NL West. Grant and Caleb discuss the Dodgers already clinching the division, and with the best record in baseball are looking like they will earn a first round bye in the MLB postseason and won't have to participate in a best of three Wild Card series. Grant and Caleb close out this edition of From the Diamond by continuing their look around the big leagues, and this time around they focus on the American League. In the AL East, Grant and Caleb discuss the Yankees trying to avoid a colossal second half meltdown as they try to hold on to their five and a half game lead in the AL East and perhaps save the job of their Manager and General Manager. In the AL Central, Grant and Caleb discuss the Cleveland Guardians taking over the top spot in the division due to the Minnesota Twins sliding in September to the point where they are now in third place after the Chicago White Sox passed them for second place as well. Caleb and Grant also discuss the Wild Card not being a postseason option for any of the AL Central ball clubs as well. Finally, Grant and Caleb close out their American League report in the AL West. Caleb and Grant discuss The Astros getting Justin Verlander back on Friday and clinching a playoff berth as they continue on another winning streak, and shrink their magic number to clinch the AL West to just five. Grant and Caleb close out the segment and the show by discussing what's ahead for the Atlanta Braves.

    From The Diamond - 9/4/22 Full Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 88:32


    From the Diamond broke down all the latest Braves action as the race for the NL East stays hot. The guys also went around the Majors to give the latest.

    Spencer Strider should be the second starter in a playoff series

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 1:34


    From the Diamond discussed the likelihood that Spencer Strider could be the second starter come October

    FTD 8-28

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 63:24


    On tonight's show, Grant and Corey dive into the Braves, take a Trip Around the League and look ahead to this week in Braves baseball.

    From the Diamond 8-21 Full Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 42:27


    On this abriviated episode of From the Diamond, Grant and Corey dive into this week in Braves baseball, series wins over Mets and Astros, Marcell Ozuna issues, and preview this upcoming week in Braves baseball on the road.

    From The Diamond 8-14

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 87:29


    On hour 1  of From the Diamond Grant and Corey go into detail on the Braves Win over the Marlins, and 3 up 3 down. in Hour 2 the guys go Around the Big Leagues in both the AL and NL and then close out the show looking towards what's next for the Braves.

    From the Diamond_7-3-22 (full pod)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 84:48


    Grant McAuley and Cory McCartney broke down the latest MLB action and what's been happening with our Braves. 

    Is a Jacob DeGrom a future Atlanta Brave?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 4:35


    Braves dominate the first round of All-Star voting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 1:46


    Braves are winners of Freddie Freeman debacle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 53:29


    Joe and Caleb are back this week on Batter Up to have an impromptu therapy session on the most recent news surrounding Freddie Freeman. The guys look to parse out all the details and place blame with the correct parties. The guys also take a look at recent Braves injury news good and bad.

    From the Diamond_6-26

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 88:04


    Grant McAuley and Cory McCartney broke down the latest MLB action and what's been happening with our Braves. 

    Braves have a good problem in the outfield

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 5:15


    Braves are better off without Freeman [Full Pod]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 44:59


    Joe and Caleb are back this week to talk about the Braves since their 14-game win streak was snapped. The guys talk not overreacting to starters having an off night. They also take a look at the bullpen not matching up with the eye test. Finally, the guys talk Freddie Freeman's return to Atlanta this weekend. Winning streak ends: 0-8:50 Spencer Strider and rotation: 8:50-19:29 Bullpen checkup 19:29-34:22 Big bats get hot and Freeman reunion: 34:22-44:59

    From The Diamond: Is Charlie Morton Back? (Short)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 1:56


    Grant McAuley and Cory McCartney discuss whether or not Charlie Morton is back to prime Charlie Morton form on From The Diamond.

    From The Diamond: Is Charlie Morton Back? (Full Show)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 92:20


    On this edition of From the Diamond, Grant and Cory kick off the show as they do every show by recapping what was this Week in Braves Baseball. Grant and Corey continue hour one by continuing their recap of what happened this week in Braves Baseball. To close out hour one on this edition of From The Diamond, Grant and Cory give you their six biggest stories in the MLB this week in 3-Up, 3-Down. To kick off hour two of this edition of From the Diamond, Corey and Grant go around the big Leagues. Grant and Corey start in the National League. Grant and Corey continue hour two by continuing their look around the big leagues, and this time around they focus on the American League. Finally, to close out this edition of From The Diamond, Grant and Cory close out the show like they usually do by telling you what's ahead for the Braves.

    Will Dansby get too expensive? [Full Pod]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 40:21


    Joe and Caleb are back to talk the Braves wild 14 game winning streak. The guys look at the loss of Ozzie Albies to a fractured foot, but also the play of Dansby Swanson. Finally the guys look ahead at the upcoming schedule and how realistic the winning streak is to continue. 0-19:08 - Braves winning Streak continues 19:08-25:49 - Dansby Swanson on fire 25:49-35:51 - Ozzie Albies injury 35:51-40:24 - lookahead to upcoming schedule

    From the Diamond: Braves could have 5 All-Stars in Hollywood (Full Show)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 89:25


    In today's episode Grant and Cory recap the Braves 11-game win streak and speak on the hot bats of Ronald Acuña Jr, Dansby Swanson, and Austin Riley. As well as the impressive performances of young studs Spencer Strider and Michael Harris. Next, its time for 3-Up, 3-Down, Tony LaRussa on the hot seat? Then we take a look around the big leagues with the NL and AL reports. The show wraps up with a look at the upcoming road trip for the Braves.

    Braves look like contenders again [Full Pod]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 43:16


    Caleb and Joe are back this week on Batter Up to discuss the Braves current winning streak and how the team is coming together after months of disarray. The guys look at Michael Harris' impact on the team and if he and Spencer Strider will remain in their current roles. Finally the guys talk playoffs and where the Braves stand.     Intro and Braves winning streak : 0-7:06 Ronald Acuna heating up: 7:06-11:21 Michael Harris and Braves new look outfield: 11:21-25:08 Braves Catching platoon: 25:08-30:26 Rotation talk: 30:26-38:34 playoff race roundup: 38:34-42:38

    From the Diamond: Braves wrap up road trip on a 5-game win streak (Full Show)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 92:04


    In today's episode of From the Diamond, Grant and Cory recap the Braves road trip, Max Fried's sensational start from Friday, Spencer Strider's two starts, and show love to Kyle Wright, William Contreras, and Kyle Wright. Then we get into 3-Up, 3-Down (There is a new wrinkle in the Pham vs. Pederson story), before giving your their reports of the AL and NL standings in Around the League. Finally the show ends with a look ahead to the Braves upcoming homestand against the Pirates and the Athletics.

    NL East Champs or Bust for Braves [Full Pod]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 42:12


    Caleb and Joe are back this week on Batter up to look at another inconsistent week for the Braves. The guys discuss how unreliable the bullpen has become and what's the best use for Spencer Strider. The guys also debate the best way for William Contreras to be used as an every day player. Finally the guys have a reality check if the Braves only option to reach the playoffs is by winning the division. 0-3:44 - Intro/braves inconsistency 3:44-14:12 - Bullpen issues 14:12-20:13 - Spencer Strider 20:13-30:20 - Outfield issues/how to fit in Contreras 30:20-42:12 - Braves losing ground in playoff race

    From the Diamond: Braves' fans get what they want, Spencer Strider gets the start. (Full Pod)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 94:11


    In today's episode, Grant and Cory react to the news that Spencer Strider will get the start in Arizona, the emergence of Michael Harris, and some news on the injuries of Mike Soroka and Ronald Acuña Jr. Then we get into 3-Up, 3-Down, before taking a look Around the Big Leagues, and wrapping the show up with a look at the week ahead for the Braves.

    From the Diamond: Time to move Matt Olson out of No.2 spot in lineup? (Full Pod)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 92:17


    In this episode of 'From the Diamond" Grant and Cory talk about Atlanta's road trip against the Brewers and the Marlins, Ronald Acuña's dynamic return, and is it time to move Matt Olson out of the No.2 spot in the batting lineup? Next, its a look at the biggest/craziest stories in the league with 3-up, 3-down. The final hour the guys take a look at the around the AL and NL, noting the Yankees owning the best record in the MLB, the Dodgers 7-game winning streak, can the Mets hold their lead without Max Scherzer, and much more. The show ends with a look at the Braves' upcoming homestand as they have a great chance to improve both their home and overall record this season as they have a 7-game homestand and won't face an opponent with a record above .500 until late June.

    Streaming win is a loss for MLB fans

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 15:36


    The Batter Up guys are back this week frustrated about the recent streaming schedule brought to the Braves. Caleb and Joe debate if Apple Tv+, Peacock, ESPN+ should be able to have exclusive rights to a game when fans pay for cable subscriptions.

    Even with the good, Braves are still bad [Full Pod]

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 53:10


    Caleb and Joe are back this week on Batter Up immediately following the Braves tough loss in extra innings to the Brewers. Joe sees the game as a microcosm of the Braves season where everything seems upbeat until it doesn't. The guys look at Ronald Acuna's impact and how the Braves should handle him given injuries. They also debate whether Spencer Strider is in the role best suited for him. Finally, things get off the rails and the guys vent about streaming. 0-9:00 - Overall Braves thoughts on a frustrating week 9:00-18:38 - Acuna returns 18:38-28:28 - Spencer Strider sparkles 28:28-37:40 - Rotation talk 37:40-53:16 - MLB enters streaming warz

    From the Diamond: Braves hurlers heating up (full pod)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 90:17


    In today's episode Grant and Cory look at the Braves comeback wins during the week, talk about the Acuna injury, and the pitchers starting to heat up. Next its a look at six of the biggest/funniest stories across the MLB(Woodward vs Boone, Bryce Harper Injury, Reid Detmers' No-Hitter, and more). Then we take a look at each division in the AL and NL, before wrapping up the show looking ahead to the Braves' upcoming road trip.

    Braves haven't had a "moment" yet

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 7:35


    The Batter Up guys discuss the Braves lackluster play to this point this season and how the team has yet to have a major moment that springs them into winning

    Braves don't have time for Kyle Wright struggles

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 9:02


    The Batter Up guys discuss Kyle Wright's latest start and whether there should be concerns moving forward. Caleb and Joe debate whether Wright's growth matters when the Braves need wins.

    Spencer Strider is a starter disguised as a reliever

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 11:52


    Joe allows Caleb to gloat on his preseason prediction that Spencer Strider would be successful this season. The guys look how Strider could be used in the near future and long term.

    Acuna's latest injury is also the reason you love him

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 15:00


    The Batter up guys discuss Ronald Acuna Jr.'s latest injury and how it stems from his love of the game and want to play no matter what. Caleb and Joe also take a look at how the loss of catcher Manny Pina could help William Contreras

    Braves need a shakeup [Full Pod]

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 49:58


    Joe and Caleb are back this week to talk about how the Braves are playing very lackluster to this point of the season. The guys discuss how there's been no season defining moment so far while also taking a look at how injuries and pitching struggles have effected things so far. 0-7:34 Overview of season thus far  7:34-16:37 Kyle Wright: any worries? 16:37-23:06 Kudos to Ian Anderson and Charlie Morton 23:06-34:57 Spencer Strider stays good 34:57-49:58 Pina, Acuna Injuries

    Your opinion on the Braves is right

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 59:21


    Caleb and Joe break down how inconsistent the Braves have been as of late on this week's episode. The guys take a look at both the lineup and the rotation to parse through the good and bad. Cautious optimism seems to be the takeaway for the foreseeable future as Caleb and Joe discuss how almost every fan's opinion about this team through 27 games is likely correct all at the same time.

    Is Acuña the Braves fix-all?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 6:27


    Joe and Caleb talk about the impact Ronald Acuña will have when he returns to the lineup. The guys discuss how Acuña can change more than just the Braves lineup. 

    Some good will come from Eddie Rosario injury

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 13:28


    The guys on Batter Up discuss how through a bad situation, the Braves might come out better with Eddie Rosario on the IL. The Braves have multiple options to fill the open OF position with likely candidate being Travis Demeritte, although Michael Harris II is still an option.

    MLB roster change is a positive

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 6:37


    The Batter Up guys take a look at MLB delaying rosters only allowing 13 pitchers until the end of May. Joe and Caleb also look at the recent critique of baseballs being used and how it's affecting the game. They also discuss Austin Riley's early MVP candidacy.  

    Braves can't rely on Alex Anthoplous magic in 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 12:45


    Joe and Caleb discuss on Batter Up the struggles the Braves are having and how near impossible it will be for GM Alex Anthopolous to replicate his success at the trade deadline from last year to this year. The guys also bat around the idea that the NL East won't be as bad as it was in 2021.

    Confidence around Wright continues to grow

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 3:11


    The Braves are inconsistent...for now [Full Pod]

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 52:30


    Caleb and Joe are back this week on Batter Up discussing the latest struggles for the Braves, which are pretty much everywhere. The guys put in perspective the difference from last season to this season and how GM Alex Anthopolous will have a tougher time pulling off a trade deadline miracle. Caleb and Joe do a health check on the rotation as well as look at how some MLB rule changes will effect the Braves. 0-12:21 - Braves struggle to get going 12:21 - 18:38 - Ronald Acuna doing well and returning soon 18:38 - 31:38 - Eddie Rosario injury news and ramifications 31:38 - 45:57 - Starting rotation check-up 45:57 - 52:30 - Quick hits on MLB roster rule changes, dead ball, Austin Riley

    Is Ronald Acuña Jr. really better than before?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 7:29


    Joe and Caleb look at Ronald Acuna Jr.'s first game action since tearing his ACL last season. The guys discuss reasons not to rush the star outfielder and what is realistic to expect when he returns.

    Braves already need a new Outfielder

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 5:47


    The guys on Batter Up look at the recent struggles of Eddie Rosario and Alex Dickerson. Both have struggled at the plate with Rosario also committing awful errors in the field. Caleb wonders if maybe there is an option within the Braves franchise not named Ronald Acuna.

    Brian Snitker isn't above scrutiny

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 14:20


    Caleb and Joe take a look at the idea of how to critique Braves Manager Brian Snitker. Many look at Snitker as untouchable because he won a World Series, but this is a new year and every game matters...right?

    Road trip proves Braves aren't in danger [Full Pod]

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 51:38


    Joe and Caleb are back this week to talk about Max Fried's most recent dominant start and whether it's an outlier. The guys also look at the end of the road for Sean Newcomb and Huascar Ynoa getting some time to figure himself out. With the struggles in the outfield the guys debate what can be done sooner than later. Lastly, the guys talk how to manage expectations early in the season but still critique when necessary. 

    Travis d'Arnaud is against PitchCom but he shouldn't be

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 14:09


    Caleb and Joe are back with a Batter Up shorty to talk about MLB's new PitchCom. Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud is against the new technology based on where he believes it takes the game. The guys debate if PitchCom is here to stay or just a fad.

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