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Freddie Freeman: Losing Mike Soroka “just sucks.”

Freddie Freeman: Losing Mike Soroka “just sucks.”

KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Monday night, Braves fans worst fears came true as their 22 year old ace Mike Soroka went down in a heap in front of the mound with a torn right Achilles. Soroka was helped off the field by Assistant Athletic Trainer Mike Frostad and his manager, Brian Snitker.…More

Brutal night: Soroka out for season, Mets beat Braves 7-2

Brutal night: Soroka out for season, Mets beat Braves 7-2

By PAUL NEWBERRY ATLANTA (AP) — Jacob deGrom’s typically strong performance was overshadowed by a devastating injury to another of baseball’s top pitchers. Mike Soroka is done for the year. DeGrom struck out a season-high 10 in six innings and the New York Mets snapped a five-game skid Monday night with a 7-2 victory over…More

Braves ace Soroka tears Achilles, Done for the year

Braves ace Soroka tears Achilles, Done for the year

By PAUL NEWBERRY ATLANTA (AP) — When Mike Soroka’s teammates heard him scream, they feared the worst. When they saw him being helped off the field, unable to put any weight on his right leg, they knew it was bad. “If Mike Soroka can’t walk off the field, you know it’s pretty serious,” said Freddie…More

Tyler Matzek making most of chance in Braves’ bullpen

Tyler Matzek making most of chance in Braves’ bullpen

KEVIN MCALPIN 680THEFAN, ATLANTA – Baseball is a game of second and sometimes third and fourth opportunities. For some, they take it and make the most of it. Others find it hard to figure it out and end up moving on to the next chapter of their lives. For one Braves reliever, 2020 has been…More

Braves beat Mets 4-0 for 5th win in row; Cespedes opts out

Braves beat Mets 4-0 for 5th win in row; Cespedes opts out

By MATT WINKELJOHN ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Wright and the Atlanta bullpen combined on a 10-hit shutout and the Braves won their fifth in a row, beating the Mets 4-0 Sunday and blanking a New York lineup that found out late that slugger Yoenis Céspedes had opted out of playing any more this season. The…More

Acuña breaks out with first HR, 2 RBI as Braves top Mets 7-1

Acuña breaks out with first HR, 2 RBI as Braves top Mets 7-1

By CHARLES ODUM ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. shook off a slow start by driving in two runs with two hits, including his first homer, and the Atlanta Braves beat Michael Wacha and the New York Mets 7-1 on Saturday night for their fourth straight win. The Mets have lost four straight, including the…More

Former Mets came up big in last night’s 11-10 win over NY

Former Mets came up big in last night’s 11-10 win over NY

KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Wins like last night never get old. On a night where it seems like nothing is going right, trailing by six in the fifth and four in the eighth, the Atlanta offense does what we’ve become so accustomed to seeing, willing themselves to improbable wins. It’s what good…More

Braves rally on d’Arnaud’s 3-run double, beat Mets 11-10

Braves rally on d’Arnaud’s 3-run double, beat Mets 11-10

By CHARLES ODUM ATLANTA (AP) — Former Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud drove in five runs, including three with a bases-loaded double that capped a five-run eighth, and the Atlanta Braves rallied from a six-run deficit for a wild 11-10 win over New York on Friday night. D’Arnaud had three hits. The biggest was the double…More

A HUGE SUCCESS: 2020 Buck & Kincade Classic

A HUGE SUCCESS: 2020 Buck & Kincade Classic

The 19th Annual Buck & Kincade Classic was a TREMENDOUS SUCCESS! This year we managed to not only work around the COVID Pandemic SAFELY, but we also had the most sponsors in the 19 year history of the Classic!  680 The Fan thanks each and every sponsor for their support of the B&K Classic, and…More

Who is the Braves’ Pitching Ace?

Who is the Braves’ Pitching Ace?

KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – When most Braves fans are asked who the teams ace is, the answer is easy. Mike Soroka, at just 22 years old, has emerged as the team’s best pitcher. But, the club has another emerging ace in the hole that folks around the game are starting to take…More

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