2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
68-53, 1st in NL East
19h

BBTN: Acuna Fallout, Position Pitchers, Ravech, Mendoza

Buster talks to David O'Brien (4:52) & Karl Ravech (10:41) about the Urena/Acuna fallout. Plus, Ravech weighs in on the growing absurdity of position players pitching & more. Sarah Langs also stops by for an emergency "Numbers Game" (32:47) and Jessica Mendoza discusses her excitement for this weekend's Little League Classic (39:42).

Teheran helps own cause with go-ahead RBI (0:30)
Acuna returns to lineup with single in 1st (0:21)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

MLB announced that José Ureña has received a six-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuña Jr. with a pitch in the bottom of the first inning of Wednesday night's game at SunTrust Park in Atlanta.

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2d

MLB suspends Urena 6 games for hitting Acuna

Marlins starting pitcher Jose Urena has been suspended for six games for intentionally hitting Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr., who had homered in five straight games, including the previous three against Miami.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

"There's a Neanderthal aspect to our game that needs to go away." –Joe Maddon on José Ureña plunking Ronald Acuña Jr.

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier was outspoken Thursday morning in his reaction to Jose Urena hitting Ronald Acuna with his first pitch Wednesday night, which sparked a melee in Atlanta. "I was pissed off. Plain and simple. ... For Urena to do that, just absolutely uncalled for -- and I'm putting that lightly. I'm not gonna use any cuss words -- I could -- [but] totally uncalled for," Kiermaier said. "And I'm speaking for a lot of other guys, but, I got a kid on the way, coming November now, so if you try to hit me on purpose, you go high and tight, that's risking health problems and, I'm not gonna say life-threatening, but, that baseball can do a lot of damage to someone."

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

Braves rookie Ronald Acuna, who had homered in five straight games, was drilled by Marlins starter Jose Urena on his first pitch Wednesday night -- and that didn't sit well with his fellow major leaguers. Rays leadoff hitter Mallex Smith, in the Bronx to play the Yankees, had this reaction when he saw the play: "I was pissed. I don't like that they hit him. I don't think he showed nobody up. I don't think he showed nobody up on his home runs. ... You don't hurt a guy to stop a guy -- you stop a guy."

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
2d

Acuna returns after HBP, sees HR streak end at 5

Ronald Acuna Jr. singled in his return to the Braves on Thursday, less than 24 hours after he was plunked in the left arm by Miami's Jose Urena. But his bid to become the first player in team history to homer in six straight games proved unsuccessful.

Stephen A.: Urena hitting Acuna Jr. 'clearly intentional' (1:31)
2d

BBTN: Acuna Plunked, Acquisition Targets, Langs, Kay

Buster & Dave Schoenfield discuss Ronald Acuna getting beaned, potential waiver deals and much more (:56). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (24:32), Andrew McCutchen's humor (28:45), and Michael Kay with some "Inside Heat" on the Yankees (30:41).

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2d

Acuna drilled by first Urena pitch, sparking melee

Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr., who had homered in five straight games, was hit by the first pitch thrown by Marlins starter Jose Urena on Wednesday night, sparking a melee that led to benches and bullpens for Atlanta and Miami emptying twice.

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3d

Braves P McCarthy to retire after season

Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon McCarthy will retire at the end of this season, ending a 13-year career that has been plagued by injuries.

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3dDavid Schoenfield

Real or Not? Ronald Acuna Jr., instant superstar

The Braves' phenom homered in his fifth straight game, and he's having fun doing it. But should we rank him with The Kid and Mike Trout?

3d

Acuna still sizzling, homers twice in Braves' 10-6 win

Ronald Acuna Jr. became the youngest player in major league history to homer in five straight games, hitting a leadoff shot on the first pitch and adding a three-run long ball in the seventh inning to help the surging Atlanta Braves beat the Miami...

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3d

Braves' Acuna hits 2 HRs; 8 HRs in past 8 games

With two more homers Tuesday night against the Marlins, Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. continued his tear at the plate, homering in five straight games and totaling eight homers in his past eight games.

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4dTommy Rancel

Is Touki Toussaint here to stay with the Braves?

Touki Toussaint made a strong Major League debut on Monday but what can be expected going forward? With Atlanta having many quality arms in the high minors, the 22-year-old will need to continue to pitch well to be in their rotation of the future.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.8412th
Quality Starts6214th
WHIP1.2913th
BAA.2346th
Runs5916th
Batting Average.2623rd
On Base Percentage.3268th
Slugging Percentage.4296th