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About Scott
Sports and news photographer based in Austin, Texas and traveling regionally in Texas. Winner of multiple Texas Press Association and Texas Community Newspaper Association awards for sports photography, news photography, feature photography, sports writing, layout/design and opinion writing.

I have covered spot news, political campaign events sports. I've photographed everything from local news to high school and NCAA and professional sports to live music performances. I'm also available for editorial photography and portraiture.

Physio Tips To Prevent Back Pain Caused At Work

06 Jun 2024  |  MiNDFOOD
The article discusses the prevalence of back pain among Australians, highlighting that 70-90% will experience it at some point. It attributes the increase in back pain to longer working hours, improper home office setups, and heightened stress levels due to the pandemic. Scott Coleman, a physiotherapist and CEO of Preventure.live, shares nine tips to prevent back pain at work, including listening to your body, maintaining movement, ensuring proper posture, setting up an ergonomic office, replicating effective environments, loosening the thoracic spine, adjusting screen height, using a standing desk, and trying wearable technology like the Preventure.Live app.

Horror TV Series The Dead Hour Premieres This May

04 Apr 2023  |  Haddonfield Horror
Terror Films is set to premiere a new 12-episode horror series titled 'The Dead Hour' on May 12. Created by Daniel B. Iske and Scott Coleman, the anthology series draws inspiration from 'The Twilight Zone' and features a twisted radio announcer, played by Melissa Holder, introducing each episode. The series explores both external and internal monsters, reflecting on contemporary culture. Iske and Coleman, known for their low-budget horror film 'Fields of the Dead,' have transitioned to episodic storytelling with this new project.

Battery Power Podcast Episode 338: Lockout madness stretches into March

06 Mar 2022  |  www.batterypower.com
The MLB lockout continues into March, with negotiations ongoing between the owners and the MLBPA. The Battery Power Podcast discusses the current status of talks, highlighting Rob Manfred as a key antagonist and noting that financial issues remain a major sticking point. The potential impact of a 14-team playoff on the regular season is debated, and the podcast also covers the start of minor league camp and the implications of a delayed season start for the Atlanta Braves, particularly regarding the injury recoveries of Ronald Acuña and Charlie Morton.

Battery Power Podcast Episode 335: CBA talks, Matt Olson and a late January catch-up

30 Jan 2022  |  www.batterypower.com
As Major League Baseball remains in a lockout, the Talking Chop Podcast, hosted by Brad Rowland and Scott Coleman, delves into various baseball topics. They discuss the release of Talking Chop’s Top 30 prospect list, recent CBA-related meetings, and the potential acquisition of Oakland Athletics' first baseman Matt Olson by the Atlanta Braves. The podcast also explores Olson's current and future performance and the prospect haul required for his trade. Listeners are encouraged to check out the podcast on various platforms.

Braves Potential Trade Target: Matt Olson

26 Jan 2022  |  Battery Power
The Atlanta Braves face the possibility of replacing first baseman Freddie Freeman, who is a free agent. The front office, led by Alex Anthopoulos, may consider trading for Matt Olson of the Oakland Athletics if Freeman does not return. Olson is praised for his performance and is seen as a valuable trade target. The Athletics, managed by Billy Beane, are expected to demand a significant return for Olson, especially given their competitive division and potential rebuild.

State of the Braves: Morton, Fried and Anderson headline the rotation once again

08 Jan 2022  |  www.batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves, fresh off their World Series victory, are poised to have a strong starting rotation in 2022 with Charlie Morton, Max Fried, and Ian Anderson leading the charge. While Morton, Fried, and Anderson are reliable, the team faces uncertainty with the fourth and fifth spots in the rotation. Internal options like Huascar Ynoa, Kyle Wright, and others present high risks, and it remains to be seen if General Manager Alex Anthopoulos will seek external help through free agency or trades. The Braves' success will heavily depend on how these rotation gaps are addressed.

State of the Braves: Austin Riley patrols one corner, but questions loom at first base

06 Jan 2022  |  www.batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves, fresh off their World Series victory, face uncertainty at first base with Freddie Freeman's free agency status unresolved. Austin Riley has emerged as a key player at third base, but the farm system lacks depth at the corner infield positions. The team's future hinges on whether Freeman returns or if General Manager Alex Anthopoulos can find a suitable replacement.

State of the Braves: Albies, Swanson form strong duo up the middle

05 Jan 2022  |  www.batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves, fresh off their World Series win, boast a strong middle infield duo with Ozzie Albies and Dansby Swanson. Albies, considered one of the top second basemen, is under contract through 2027, while Swanson, who has shown consistent improvement, faces free agency in a year. The Braves have promising prospects like Braden Shewmake and Vaughn Grissom, but the future of their middle infield largely hinges on Swanson's contract situation. Overall, the team is well-positioned with key players in their prime.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 333: 2022 lookahead and holiday mailbag spectacular

21 Dec 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
The Talking Chop Podcast reflects on the Atlanta Braves' memorable 2021 season as reigning World Series champions and looks ahead to the 2022 roster amidst the ongoing MLB lockout. Hosts Brad Rowland and Scott Coleman address mailbag questions about Freddie Freeman's potential free agency, infield flexibility, and past trades involving Justin Upton and Shelby Miller. The episode also touches on holiday movies and other topics.

Daily Hammer Podcast: Breaking down the Manny Piña signing

15 Nov 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves signed veteran catcher Manny Piña to a two-year, $8 million deal, marking their first addition of the offseason. Shawn Coleman and Scott Coleman of Talking Chop discussed Piña's expected contributions to the team, the significance of having depth at catcher, and the potential trade implications for prospects William Contreras and Shea Langeliers. Additionally, they touched on Freddie Freeman's free agency and the New York Mets' hiring of Billy Eppler as their GM.

Talking Chop Podcast: Reliving the Atlanta Braves 2021 World Series run

11 Nov 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves ended a 26-year championship drought by winning the 2021 World Series, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Houston Astros. The Talking Chop Podcast episode 329 features Brad Rowland, Eric Cole, and Scott Coleman discussing memorable moments from the Braves' playoff run, including Freddie Freeman's home run against Josh Hader, Eddie Rosario's performance, walk-offs, Charlie Morton's resilience, the analytics department's contributions, a balanced pitching performance in Game 3, a unique parade, back-to-back home runs and a memorable catch in Game 4, Tyler Matzek's legendary Game 6, and Jorge Soler's significant home run.

Back to Houston

01 Nov 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves lost to the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the 2021 World Series, shifting the series back to Houston. The game started well for the Braves with Tucker Davidson's scoreless opening and Adam Duvall's grand slam, but Houston responded with four unanswered runs. Freddie Freeman's home run gave Atlanta a brief lead, but subsequent decisions and performances, including those by AJ Minter and Drew Smyly, were criticized. Looking ahead, Max Fried is scheduled to pitch in Game 6.

World Series: Tucker Davidson to start Game 5 for Braves

31 Oct 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
Tucker Davidson will start as the pitcher for the Atlanta Braves in Game 5 of the World Series against the Houston Astros. Davidson, who has not pitched in a major league game since June due to a forearm strain, was added to the roster after Charlie Morton's injury. The Braves are one win away from their first championship in 25 years. The Astros will counter with Framber Valdez, who had a rough start in Game 1. The game is scheduled to begin at 8:15 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on FOX.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 324: A shutout and a 2-1 World Series lead

30 Oct 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves secured a shutout victory against the Houston Astros, taking a 2-1 lead in the 2021 World Series. Brad Rowland and Scott Coleman discuss the Braves' first home World Series win since 1995, Ian Anderson's effective pitching despite not having his best arsenal, and the offensive contributions from Austin Riley and Travis d’Arnaud. The bullpen's strong performance, led by Luke Jackson, AJ Minter, Tyler Matzek, and Will Smith, is highlighted. The Braves are now seen as the favorites in the series, with both teams expected to rely heavily on their bullpens in the upcoming Game 4.

Braves to start Charlie Morton in Game 1 against Astros

24 Oct 2021  |  Battery Power
Charlie Morton is set to start Game 1 of the World Series for the Braves against his former team, the Astros, who will start Framber Valdez. Morton, who had an outstanding regular season, will have had an extra two days of rest following the Braves' NLCS victory. Game 1 is scheduled for Tuesday, October 26 at 8:09 p.m. ET and will be televised on FOX.

The Atlanta Braves are World Series Bound!

24 Oct 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves secured a spot in the World Series for the first time since 1999 after a thrilling 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS. Key performances included Eddie Rosario's heroics, Tyler Matzek's standout bullpen work, Ian Anderson's strong pitching, and Will Smith's closing. The podcast episode also previews the upcoming matchup against the Houston Astros.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 319: Back to Atlanta with two chances to win once

22 Oct 2021  |  batterypower.com
In Game 5 of the NLCS, the Atlanta Braves were defeated by the Los Angeles Dodgers, but still hold a 3-2 series lead. The Talking Chop Podcast, featuring Brad Rowland and Scott Coleman, discussed the game's events, including the Braves' early lead, Max Fried's struggles, Chris Taylor's exceptional performance for the Dodgers, and the quiet Atlanta offense. The podcast also looked ahead to Game 6, considering the schedule, pitching options, and the Braves' two chances to secure a win.

Jorge Soler activated from Covid Injury List, added to Braves NLCS roster

21 Oct 2021  |  batterypower.com
Jorge Soler has been cleared from the COVID-19 Related Injury List and added to the Atlanta Braves' roster for Game 5 of the NLCS, replacing Cristian Pache. Soler, who was the Braves' leadoff hitter for the last month, was placed on the Covid list nine days ago before Game 4 of the NLDS. His return is expected to provide a boost to the team with his power and patience at the top of the order.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 315: Atlanta takes Game 1 in walk-off fashion

17 Oct 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves secured a 1-0 series lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS after a memorable Game 1 victory. The Talking Chop Podcast, co-hosted by Brad Rowland and Scott Coleman, discussed the game's highlights, including Eddie Rosario's base hit, two-out damage by the Dodgers in the second inning, home runs in the fourth inning, a strong performance by Max Fried, and a flawless bullpen with Tyler Matzek, Luke Jackson, and Will Smith. Austin Riley was celebrated as the Game 1 hero for his walk-off hit and earlier home run. The podcast also previewed Game 2, featuring Ian Anderson against Max Scherzer.

Braves announce Ian Anderson as Game 2 NLCS starter vs. Dodgers

16 Oct 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves have announced Ian Anderson as the starting pitcher for Game 2 of the NLCS against the Dodgers, opting to give Charlie Morton extra rest for Game 3. This decision involves strategic considerations, including Morton's performance and recovery time, as well as Anderson's home/road splits. Game 1 will feature Max Fried against the Dodger bullpen, led by Corey Knebel.

Atlanta has home-field advantage

10 Oct 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves secured a crucial win against the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 2 of the National League Division Series, tying the series at 1-1. Key contributions came from Jorge Soler, Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies, Kolten Wong, and Ron Washington, with Austin Riley adding a home run for insurance. Max Fried delivered an outstanding performance, and despite some late-game tension from Will Smith, the Braves held on. The series now shifts to Atlanta, where the Braves have gained home-field advantage in what is now a best-of-three contest.

Talking Chop Podcast: Looking back and previewing Braves-Brewers

03 Oct 2021  |  batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves, as NL East champions, are set to begin their playoff run against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Talking Chop Podcast, featuring Brad Rowland, Scott Coleman, and Eric Cole, released a two-part episode discussing the Braves' roller coaster season, their division title clinch at Truist Park, key players like Max Fried and Charlie Morton, and roster decisions for the upcoming series. The podcast also examines the Brewers' roster, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses, and offers final predictions for the series.

Jesse Chavez to start Saturday night’s game vs. Mets

01 Oct 2021  |  batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves, having clinched the National League East title, will start Jesse Chavez in a bullpen game against the New York Mets on Saturday night. Chavez, with a 2.27 ERA, previously opened a game in San Diego. The Braves aim to avoid injuries to key players like Charlie Morton and Max Fried in this final regular season game, with the playoffs starting on October 8. Carlos Carrasco is set to start for the Mets.

Braves extend Charlie Morton through 2022, option for 2023

06 Sep 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves have extended Charlie Morton's contract through 2022 with an option for 2023, valued at $20 million per year. Morton has been a standout performer this season, contributing significantly to the team's success. The Braves have also secured Travis d’Arnaud and Richard Rodriguez, with potential plans to retain Adam Duvall or Joc Pederson. Freddie Freeman's return is highly anticipated.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 304: First place on Labor Day

06 Sep 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
Over Labor Day weekend, the Atlanta Braves held first place despite a challenging 2-5 week against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies. The Talking Chop Podcast, hosted by Brad Rowland and Scott Coleman, discussed the Braves' rotation plans, including the status of Drew Smyly, Touki Toussaint, and Kyle Muller, as well as concerns about Ian Anderson. They praised Charlie Morton's exceptional season performance and looked ahead to a favorable upcoming homestand for Atlanta. The possibility of giving key players a day off as the season progresses was also considered.

Braves swing their way to 4-3 loss in Colorado

03 Sep 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
The Braves lost to the Rockies 4-3 in a frustrating game marked by aggressive batting and missed opportunities. Ozzie Albies returned with a solo homer, but the Rockies consistently answered back, ultimately securing the win. Huascar Ynoa pitched 5.2 innings, allowing four runs. Despite the loss, the Braves maintain a two-game division lead as the Phillies also lost. The series continues with Ian Anderson set to face German Marquez.

Braves fall to Dodgers again in frustrating 3-2 loss

01 Sep 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
The Braves lost to the Dodgers 3-2 after failing to build on an early lead. Joc Pederson and Travis d’Arnaud initially put Atlanta ahead, but the Dodgers responded with runs from Mookie Betts, Chris Taylor, and Corey Seager. Despite strong pitching from Charlie Morton, the Braves couldn't hold off the Dodgers' offense. Ozzie Albies left the game with a knee injury, though X-rays were negative. The series concludes with a matchup between Max Fried and Max Scherzer.

Ozzie Albies leaves game after fouling ball off knee; X-rays negative

31 Aug 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
Ozzie Albies of the Atlanta Braves left the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after fouling a ball off his left knee cap. X-rays on Albies' knee were negative, which is a relief for the team amid a season of numerous injuries. Albies was unable to put weight on his knee and was assisted off the field by team trainers.

Drew Smyly surrenders four homers as Braves fall to Dodgers, 5-3

31 Aug 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
Drew Smyly struggled as he surrendered four home runs, leading to a 5-3 loss for the Braves against the Dodgers. Despite home runs from Jorge Soler, Freddie Freeman, and Adam Duvall, the Braves couldn't overcome the deficit. The Braves' bullpen performed well in relief, but the Dodgers' bullpen held strong. The game ended with the Braves unable to capitalize on a late rally. The next game in the series will feature Charlie Morton against Walker Buehler.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 302: Sweeping through late August

22 Aug 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves are experiencing their hottest stretch of the 2021 season, with notable performances including Freddie Freeman hitting for the cycle and Max Fried's dominant game. Huascar Ynoa's return strengthens the rotation, and the bullpen, especially Tyler Matzek, has been performing well. Travis d’Arnaud's contract extension secures a quality starting option for the next two-plus seasons. The Braves have surged from four games back to four games ahead in 17 days. The Mets will be without Jacob DeGrom for at least another month, impacting the NL East projections.

Braves release reliever Shane Greene

14 Aug 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
The Braves have released right-handed reliever Shane Greene due to his ineffective performance, marked by an 8.47 ERA and poor underlying metrics. Despite Greene's struggles, other bullpen members like Tyler Matzek and Luke Jackson have performed well recently, and the addition of Richard Rodriguez has been impactful. The Braves' bullpen has shown improvement with a 3.40 ERA over the last month.

Braves add trade deadline acquisitions Jorge Soler, Richard Rodriguez to active roster

31 Jul 2021  |  batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves have added Jorge Soler and Richard Rodriguez to their active roster following trade deadline acquisitions. Soler was traded from the Kansas City Royals and is expected to platoon, while Rodriguez, from the Pittsburgh Pirates, is set to be a bullpen option. Sean Newcomb and Orlando Arcia were optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett to make room. Adam Duvall was activated after being acquired from the Miami Marlins, and Eddie Rosario remains on the injured list. The Braves aim to win against the Milwaukee Brewers with Kyle Muller and Brandon Woodruff as starting pitchers.

Braves acquire Adam Duvall from Miami for Alex Jackson

30 Jul 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
The Braves have acquired outfielder Adam Duvall from the Miami Marlins in exchange for catcher Alex Jackson. This marks the second outfielder addition for Atlanta before the trade deadline, following the acquisition of Eddie Rosario from the Minnesota Twins. Duvall, known for his power hitting, has a mutual option for 2022, and the Braves will need to decide on his contract for next year. Alex Jackson, who has struggled at the major league level, will look to improve with the Marlins.

Trade deadline look-ahead and Touki Toussaint love

25 Jul 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves face a crucial week as they play a five-game series against the New York Mets, which could determine the outcome of their season. The Talking Chop Podcast, hosted by Brad Rowland and Scott Coleman, covers various topics including the designation of Ender Inciarte for assignment, updates on the team's injuries, Touki Toussaint's impressive performance, changes in the lineup, and potential trade deadline scenarios.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 296: The second half looms

14 Jul 2021  |  batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves faced a challenging first half of the 2021 season, compounded by significant injury news. The Talking Chop Podcast, hosted by Brad Rowland and Scott Coleman, discusses the aftermath of the 2021 MLB Draft, the Braves' recent performance, player updates including potential improvements from Freddie Freeman and Dansby Swanson, and the quietly impressive pitching over the last month. The podcast also examines the tough schedule ahead for the Braves in the second half of the season.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 295: A crazy rally against Miami caps off winning week

04 Jul 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves had an eventful week, going 4-2 against the Mets and Marlins, highlighted by a dramatic 8-7 comeback victory over Miami. The latest episode of the Talking Chop Podcast, hosted by Eric Cole and Scott Coleman, captures their live reactions to the game and discusses key topics such as Ronald Acuña Jr. and Freddie Freeman being named to the All Star Team, Ozzie Albies' potential snub, and expectations for Orlando Arcia. The episode also covers a notable win over Jacob deGrom, Pablo Lopez's ejection, and Don Mattingly's accusation against Mike Soroka.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 293: 'Okay, but not disastrous'

21 Jun 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
The Talking Chop Podcast Episode 293 discussed the Atlanta Braves' recent performances, including losses against Boston despite scoring 16 runs, Charlie Morton's standout game, Max Fried's excellent outing, and the team's scoring spree of 29 runs in four games. The episode also covered the rain-induced double-header, bullpen issues, and initial All-Star game returns, with insights from The Athletic's Jeff Schultz's interview with Alex Anthopoulos.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 292: The .500 mark might be a glass ceiling

13 Jun 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves experienced a challenging week with a four-game losing streak and only two wins, raising concerns that the team may struggle to surpass the .500 mark for the 2021 season. The Talking Chop Podcast, hosted by Brad Rowland and Scott Coleman, discussed the team's performance, including Drew Smyly's role in both wins, the particularly disappointing losses on Wednesday and Thursday, and the team's overall offensive and defensive issues through 101 games. The upcoming schedule, including games against Boston and St. Louis, was also previewed.

Tucker Davidson to start Thursday’s game vs. Nationals

02 Jun 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
Tucker Davidson will start for the Braves against the Washington Nationals on Thursday, replacing Ian Anderson who will pitch against the Dodgers on Friday. Davidson has shown strong performance both in his previous start and in the minor leagues, offering him a chance to secure a spot in the Braves' rotation. The game is set for 12:20 p.m. ET with Patrick Corbin pitching for Washington.

Mike Soroka to undergo exploratory surgery on Achilles

12 May 2021  |  Battery Power
Mike Soroka is set to have exploratory surgery on his Achilles tendon due to recent discomfort, marking his second surgery in nine months. His 2021 season is likely over, although the Atlanta Braves have not officially confirmed this. Soroka previously tore his Achilles tendon in August 2020 and had been recovering. He also experienced shoulder discomfort during his rehabilitation. The Braves are considered to be in a decent position without Soroka, thanks to the rise of Huascar Ynoa and Bryse Wilson's promising performance.

Braves News: Sean Kazmar outrighted to Gwinnett, Nate Jones released, Carl Edwards opts for free agency

10 May 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves made several roster changes, including outrighting infielder Sean Kazmar Jr. to Triple-A Gwinnett, releasing reliever Nate Jones, and reliever Carl Edwards Jr. opting for free agency. Additionally, the Braves signed Tanner Roark to a minor league deal and promoted Johan Camargo, while sending Victor Arano and Jasseel De La Cruz back to Gwinnett. These moves adjust the Braves' roster ahead of their upcoming series against the Blue Jays.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 287: Back to .500 with a big week

09 May 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves had a successful week, winning back-to-back series and reaching the .500 mark for the season. Key highlights include Shane Greene's return to the bullpen, Tyler Flowers providing catching depth, Huascar Ynoa's impressive performance with a grand slam, and Max Fried's successful return. Despite a hiccup from Charlie Morton, the team saw heroics from Pablo Sandoval and William Contreras. Ronald Acuña overcame a scare and played well, contributing to the team's positive momentum. The podcast episode discusses these events and looks ahead to the upcoming week.

Braves bring up Carl Edwards Jr. to bolster bullpen; Edgar Santana sent down, Nate Jones DFA’d

07 May 2021  |  batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves have selected Carl Edwards Jr.'s contract to join the bullpen, sending Edgar Santana to Triple-A Gwinnett and designating Nate Jones for assignment. Edwards Jr. is expected to provide right-handed stability with a career 3.54 ERA. Santana and Jones have struggled in their recent appearances. The Braves are starting a series against the Phillies with pitchers Charlie Morton and Zach Eflin.

Bryse Wilson to start Thursday’s game vs. Cubs as opener

28 Apr 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
Bryse Wilson will start as an opener for the Braves in Thursday's series finale against the Cubs, which will be a bullpen game. Wilson, on short rest, is expected to pitch three to four innings. The Braves' bullpen is well-rested after consecutive shutout wins. Wilson previously faced the Cubs this season, allowing three runs. The Cubs will counter with Adbert Alzolay, who has a 0-2 record and a 5.40 ERA in three starts. The game is scheduled to start at 7:20 p.m. ET.

Braves news: Mike Soroka out until at least June; Sean Newcomb likely back Friday

28 Apr 2021  |  Battery Power
Mike Soroka has resumed throwing after being sidelined with shoulder inflammation and is expected to return by mid-June. He will face live competition with Triple-A Gwinnett in May. Sean Newcomb is anticipated to return from the IL on Friday for the series against the Toronto Blue Jays, following a presumed COVID exposure. Newcomb has had a strong start to the season with a 54% strikeout rate and 1.69 ERA.

Ronald Acuna Jr. has mild abdominal strain, considered day-to-day

19 Apr 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Braves is considered day-to-day with a mild abdominal strain after an MRI revealed no serious injury. The Braves, who are already dealing with injuries to Cristian Pache and Ender Inciarte, may hold Acuna out of the lineup for a few games to prevent worsening the strain. Acuna has been performing exceptionally well early in the season, and his absence would be significant for the team.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 280: Lineup preview and more

23 Mar 2021  |  batterypower.com
The Talking Chop Podcast Episode 280, featuring Brad Rowland and Scott Coleman, delves into the Atlanta Braves' lineup as the team approaches Opening Day. The episode covers the latest from Spring Training, roster projections, the Braves' strong offensive performance last season, and individual player assessments including Travis d’Arnaud, Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies, Dansby Swanson, and Austin Riley. The discussion also touches on the potential of the Braves' position player group for the 2021 season.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 278: Rotation preview and more

07 Mar 2021  |  www.batterypower.com
March marks the return of the Atlanta Braves' action in Florida, with the 2021 season approaching. The Talking Chop Podcast, hosted by Brad Rowland and Scott Coleman, covers various topics including a recap of Spring action, the status of the universal DH and expanded playoffs, and an in-depth look at the Braves' starting rotation. Key players discussed include Kyle Wright, Bryse Wilson, Huascar Ynoa, Drew Smyly, Charlie Morton, Ian Anderson, Max Fried, and Mike Soroka. The podcast is available on multiple platforms including Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, PlayerFM, iHeartRadio, and MegaPhone.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 270: Cutting through the offseason silence

10 Jan 2021  |  batterypower.com
The Talking Chop Podcast Episode 270, featuring Brad Rowland and Scott Coleman, discusses the Atlanta Braves' quiet offseason, the lack of established rules for the 2021 MLB season, speculation on player movements including Marcell Ozuna, Kris Bryant, and George Springer, and the New York Mets' recent acquisitions. The episode also touches on the NL East and the Atlanta bullpen's status.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 268: Mid-December mailbag

16 Dec 2020  |  www.batterypower.com
December has been relatively quiet for the Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball, with few transactions occurring. The Talking Chop Podcast, featuring Brad Rowland and Scott Coleman, addresses various topics in a mailbag-themed episode, including the potential delay of the 2021 baseball season due to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, the possibility of fewer than 162 games, and questions about Marcell Ozuna, the universal DH, Austin Riley's future, TV and movie choices, and Billy Wagner's Hall of Fame prospects.

Atlanta’s 2020 lineup was led by the NL MVP

15 Nov 2020  |  www.batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves' 2020 lineup was led by National League MVP Freddie Freeman, with significant contributions from Marcell Ozuna and Ronald Acuña Jr. The podcast episode discusses Freeman's decisive MVP win, the return of Josh Tomlin, the departure of Perry Minasian from the front office, and speculations about the 2021 payroll and potential additions like George Springer. The episode also breaks down the team's offensive performance in 2020 and what they need to improve or retain for the next season.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 261: November is here

01 Nov 2020  |  www.batterypower.com
The Talking Chop Podcast Episode 261, co-hosted by Brad Rowland and Scott Coleman, delves into the Atlanta Braves' offseason as November begins. Key topics include the team's decision not to bring back Darren O'Day, the potential of Adam Wainwright joining for 2021, and the broader implications of free agency. The episode reviews the performances of Atlanta's relief pitchers from the 2020 season, highlighting unexpected successes from A.J. Minter and Tyler Matzek, and disappointments from Will Smith and Luke Jackson. It also discusses the future of bullpen free agents Mark Melancon and Shane Greene, and considers internal options for the 2021 season.

Braves Season In Review: Atlanta’s offense was something to behold in 2020

20 Oct 2020  |  www.batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves' 2020 season showcased a powerful offensive lineup, with standout performances from key players like Ronald Acuña Jr., Freddie Freeman, and Marcell Ozuna. Despite injuries and some underperformance, the team achieved significant success, with Freeman emerging as an MVP favorite. The article reviews individual player statistics, highlights their achievements, and provides outlooks for the 2021 season, noting potential contract extensions and future roles. While some players like Nick Markakis and Ender Inciarte faced challenges, the overall sentiment towards the team's performance is positive.

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 257: A two-run lead wasn’t enough

17 Oct 2020  |  www.batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves were unable to secure a win in Game 5 of the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers, setting the stage for a crucial Game 6. Despite A.J. Minter's impressive performance, key plays and bullpen management were pivotal in the game's outcome. Max Fried is set to pitch in Game 6 with hopes of leading the Braves to the World Series.

The 9th inning was kind in Game 1

13 Oct 2020  |  www.batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves secured a Game 1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2020 NLCS, with notable performances from Freddie Freeman and Max Fried. Despite an oblique injury to Adam Duvall, the Braves managed to break open the game in the 9th inning with contributions from Austin Riley, Marcell Ozuna, and Ozzie Albies. The podcast episode discusses these key moments and looks ahead to Game 2, where Ian Anderson will pitch for Atlanta and Clayton Kershaw for Los Angeles.

Previewing Braves-Marlins

04 Oct 2020  |  www.batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves are set to continue their playoff journey against the Miami Marlins in MLB’s Texas pseudo-bubble. The Talking Chop Podcast, featuring Brad Rowland, Eric Cole, and Scott Coleman, previews the upcoming NLDS match-up. Key topics include the Marlins' upset over the Cubs, potential roster changes for the Braves, starting pitchers for the first three games, and an analysis of Miami’s roster. The episode also discusses prediction models and offers final predictions for the five-game series.

The 19-year drought is no more

01 Oct 2020  |  www.batterypower.com
The Atlanta Braves secured their first playoff series win since 2001 by defeating the Cincinnati Reds, advancing to the NLDS. Ian Anderson delivered an outstanding performance, and the Braves' offense came alive in the 8th inning. The team now awaits the winner of the Cubs-Marlins series for their next matchup.

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