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The 2019 Atlanta Braves season was the Braves' 54th season in Atlanta, 149th overall, and third season at SunTrust Park. The Braves clinched a playoff spot for the 2nd consecutive year on September 14.[1] They clinched their 2nd consecutive National League East championship on September 20 but lost in horrendous fashion to the St. Louis Cardinals in the Division Series. On October 9th they became the first team to allow 10 runs in the first inning of a MLB playoff game, essentially clinching their 10th straight postseason series loss.

2019 Atlanta Braves
National League East champions
Atlanta Braves Insignia.svg
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record97–65 (.599)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Liberty Media/John Malone
General manager(s)Alex Anthopoulos
Manager(s)Brian Snitker
Local televisionFox Sports Southeast
Fox Sports South
(Chip Caray, Jeff Francoeur, Tom Glavine, Paul Byrd, Joe Simpson)
Local radio680 The Fan
Rock 100.5
Atlanta Braves Radio Network
(Jim Powell, Joe Simpson)
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OffseasonEdit

October 2018Edit

November 2018Edit

January 2019Edit

  • On January 22, the Braves re-signed Nick Markakis to a 1-year $6 million contract.[6]

March 2019Edit

Regular SeasonEdit

April 2019Edit

  • On April 2, 2019, Ronald Acuña Jr and the Braves agreed to an eight-year contract worth $100 million. The extension included team options for the 2027 and 2028 seasons.[8] Aged 21, Acuña became the youngest player in baseball history to sign a contract worth at least $100 million.[9] Acuña's deal was the largest for any player with less than one year of major league service.[10][11][12] By June 2019, Acuña had drawn attention for his power production.[13]
  • On April 11, 2019, Ozzie Albies signed a seven-year, $35 million extension to remain with the Braves. The deal includes options for the 2026 and 2027 seasons. Both years are worth $7 million with a $4 million buyout[14].
  • On April 28, the Braves acquired Jerry Blevins from the Oakland Athletics for cash considerations.[15]

May 2019Edit

June 2019Edit

July 2019Edit

  • On July 24, Shane Carle was designated for assignment and in a subsequent move the Braves added Jeremy Walker to the roster. The next day Carle was traded to the Texas Rangers for cash consideration.

August 2019Edit

September 2019Edit

  • On September 14, the Braves beat the Washington Nationals 10-1 clinching a playoff berth and decreasing their magic number to four. In a scary moment during the game Charlie Culberson had squared around to bunt when a pitch from Fernando Rodney struk him in the face. Culberson was unable to continue in the game and had to be taken to the hospital. [31]
  • On September 19, Ronald Acuna hit his 40th home run against Aaron Nola and the Philadelphia Phillies. At 21 years-old Acuna is the youngest person ever to hit 40 home runs and steal 30 bases. Acuna has 37 stolen bases on the year needing only three more to reach the 40/40 club.[32] The Braves went on to win the game and decrease their magic number to win the National League East to one game.
  • On September 20th, the Atlanta Braves clinched their 20th divisional title, capturing the NL East, and tying the MLB record for most divisional titles in the league, tied with the Yankees. The Yankees clinched their 20th divisional title on September 19th, 2019. In capturing the division, Mike Foltynewicz pitched eight shutout innings in a 6-0 triumph over the San Francisco Giants.


Regular SeasonEdit

Game LogEdit

Source:[33]

2019 Game Log: 97–65 (Home: 50–31; Away: 47–34)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Braves team member

StandingsEdit

National League EastEdit

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
(2) Atlanta Braves 97 65 0.599 50–31 47–34
(4) Washington Nationals 93 69 0.574 4 50–31 43–38
New York Mets 86 76 0.531 11 48–33 38–43
Philadelphia Phillies 81 81 0.500 16 45–36 36–45
Miami Marlins 57 105 0.352 40 30–51 27–54

National League Wild CardEdit

Division Leaders W L Pct.
(1) Los Angeles Dodgers 106 56 0.654
(2) Atlanta Braves 97 65 0.599
(3) St. Louis Cardinals 91 71 0.562


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
(4) Washington Nationals 93 69 0.574 +4
(5) Milwaukee Brewers 89 73 0.549
New York Mets 86 76 0.531 3
Arizona Diamondbacks 85 77 0.525 4
Chicago Cubs 84 78 0.519 5
Philadelphia Phillies 81 81 0.500 8
San Francisco Giants 77 85 0.475 12
Cincinnati Reds 75 87 0.463 14
Colorado Rockies 71 91 0.438 18
San Diego Padres 70 92 0.432 19
Pittsburgh Pirates 69 93 0.426 20
Miami Marlins 57 105 0.352 32


PostseasonEdit

2019 postseason game log: 2–3 (Home: 1–2; Away: 1–1)

Record vs. opponentsEdit

2019 National League Records

Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 4–3 2–4 3–3 9–10 8–11 3–4 2–5 2–5 4–2 6–1 11-8 10–9 3–3 4–3 14–6
Atlanta 3–4 5–2 3–4 3–3 2–4 15–4 3–3 11-8 9–10 5–2 5–2 5–2 4–2 11–8 13–7
Chicago 4–2 2–5 8–11 3–3 3–4 6–1 9–10 5–2 2–5 11–8 4–3 4–2 9–10 2–4 12–8
Cincinnati 3–3 4–3 11–8 3–3 1–5 6–1 8–11 3–4 3–4 7–12 5–2 4–3 7–12 1–5 9–11
Colorado 10–9 3–3 3–3 3–3 4–15 5–2 5–2 2–4 3–4 2–5 11–8 7–12 2–5 3–4 8–12
Los Angeles 11–8 4–2 4–3 5–1 15–4 5–1 4–3 5–2 5–2 6–0 13–6 12–7 3–4 4–3 10–10
Miami 4–3 4–15 1–6 1–6 2–5 1–5 2–5 6–13 10–9 3–3 4–2 3–3 3–4 4–15 9–11
Milwaukee 5–2 3–3 10–9 11–8 2–5 3–4 5–2 5–1 4–3 15–4 3–4 2–4 9–10 4–2 8–12
New York 5–2 8–11 2–5 4–3 4–2 2–5 13–6 1–5 7–12 5–1 3–3 3–4 2–5 12–7 15–5
Philadelphia 2–4 10–9 5–2 4–3 4–3 2–5 9–10 3–4 12–7 4–2 3–3 3–4 4–2 5–14 11–9
Pittsburgh 1–6 2–5 8–11 12–7 5–2 0–6 3–3 4–15 1–5 2–4 6–1 5–2 5–14 3–4 12–8
San Diego 8–11 2–5 3–4 2–5 8–11 6–13 2–4 4–3 3–3 3–3 1–6 9–10 4–2 4–3 11–9
San Francisco 9–10 2–5 2–4 3–4 12–7 7–12 3–3 4–2 4–3 4–3 2–5 10–9 3–4 1–5 11–9
St. Louis 3–3 2–4 10–9 12–7 5–2 4–3 4–3 10–9 5–2 2–4 14–5 2–4 4–3 5–2 9–11
Washington 3–4 8–11 4–2 5–1 4–3 3–4 15–4 2–4 7–12 14–5 4–3 3–4 5–1 2–5 14–6

Updated with the results of all games through September 29, 2019. Regular season complete


RosterEdit

2019 Atlanta Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

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