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Braves' Austin Riley: Back in lineup
Riley (illness) is starting at third base and batting third Saturday against the Pirates.
A stomach bug kept Riley out of Atlanta's last two games, but he has now recovered and will slide back into his usual spot at third base. The 26-year-old slugger belted a home run in each of his last two games before getting sick, and he has three homers over his last six contests.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Out again with illness
Riley (illness) remains out of the lineup Friday versus the Pirates.
Riley was held out of Thursday's series finale against the Cardinals due to a stomach bug and isn't quite ready to return to the starting nine, though manager Brian Snitker indicated the 26-year-old slugger should be available off the bench, per David O'Brien of The Athletic. Nicky Lopez will get another start at third base and bat ninth for Atlanta in Friday's series opener against Pittsburgh.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Sidelined with illness
Riley is out of the lineup Thursday versus the Cardinals due to an illness, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.
Atlanta manager Brian Snitker told reporters that Riley was vomiting all night, but it's believed to be just a 24-hour type of stomach bug. Nicky Lopez is filling in at third base and batting ninth against St. Louis.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Gets day off Thursday
Riley is not in the lineup Thursday against the Cardinals.
This appears to be a scheduled day of rest for Riley, who homered in each of the first two games of Atlanta's three-game set versus St. Louis. Nicky Lopez will cover third base and bat ninth in Thursday's series finale.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Goes deep in victory
Riley went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Thursday's 8-7 win against the Dodgers.
Riley accounted for the final run in a six-run second inning for Atlanta with his solo shot to center field. The long ball was his third over his past six contests to bring his total to 32 on the campaign. Riley finished August with four consecutive multi-hit games and slashed .289/.348/.537 with eight homers, 18 RBI, 23 runs and one steal over 29 contests during the month.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Belts 31st long ball
Riley went 2-for-5 with a home run, a walk, two total runs and three total RBI in a 14-4 victory versus Colorado on Monday.
Riley opened the scoring for Atlanta with his two-run shot to right field in the third inning, and he tacked on an RBI single in the seventh. The long ball was his second over his past three contests following a nine-game stretch during which he went just 6-for-33 without any homers. While Riley has been overshadowed by the MVP-level seasons of teammates Ronald Acuna and Matt Olson, he's performed very well in his own right, reaching the 30-homer mark for the third straight campaign while tallying 81 RBI, three steals and a .274/.336/.504 slash line over 578 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Reaches 30-homer plateau
Riley went 1-for-3 with two walks, a solo home run and a second run scored in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Giants.
The third baseman turned on a first-pitch fastball from Sean Manaea in the fifth inning and crushed it to left field, snapping a brief nine-game homer drought. The streaky Riley is slashing .278/.345/.515 in August with six long balls and 14 RBI, and he's now reached 30 home runs for the third straight season. His career high is 38, set last year, and with 34 games left on Atlanta's schedule, Riley will likely need at least one more heater to get there.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Rare steal Sunday
Riley went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Sunday's loss to the Giants.
After rapping a two-out single in the first inning, Riley got himself into scoring position with his third steal of the season -- a new career high -- and first since late June. The third baseman is slashing .304/.360/.557 through 19 games in August with five home runs, 13 RBI and 14 runs, and he sits one long ball short of his third straight 30-homer campaign.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Homers in win
Riley went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a second run scored in Monday's 11-3 victory over the Yankees.
Riley continued his torrid stretch Monday with his third home run in five games -- he's now batting .339 (42-for-124) with 13 homers and a 1.113 OPS in his last 30 contests. Overall, the 26-year-old third baseman is slashing .281/.340/.518 with 29 homers, 89 runs scored and 76 RBI through 527 plate appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Goes deep in win
Riley went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, two RBI and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Mets.
Riley's solo shot in the seventh inning was his 27th homer of the year. He's caught fire in the last few weeks, going 33-for-91 (.363) with 11 homers and 27 RBI over his last 22 games. The slugging third baseman boosted his season slash line to .281/.339/.512 across 505 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Pops 26th homer
Riley went 1-for-5 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in Friday's win over the Cubs.
The third baseman has been on a big tear of late, hitting safely in 14 of his last 15 games with 10 home runs over that span. Riley's OPS for the season is up to .843, and while he may not receive down-ballot MVP votes this year like he did in 2021 and 2022, he's likely to be a part of that conversation again down the road.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Homers again Sunday
Riley went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and an additional run scored in Sunday's victory over Milwaukee.
Riley put Atlanta ahead 2-1 in the bottom of the first with a 463-foot bomb off of Colin Rea, his 24th homer of the season and eighth in his last 11 games. Over his 11-game power surge, Riley's gone 17-for-44 (.386) with 19 RBI and a 1.436 OPS. He's now slashing .275/.335/.500 with 75 runs scored, 64 RBI and a pair of stolen bases across 454 plate appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Power surge picks back up
Riley went 2-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's 10-7 win over the Brewers.
The third baseman took former teammate Bryse Wilson deep in the seventh inning, giving Riley his seventh homer in the last nine games. It's been another huge summer so far for the 26-year-old slugger, and since June 20 he's slashing .300/.349/.650 with 12 of his 23 homers on the season, plus 28 RBI and 30 runs.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Homers in fifth straight game
Riley went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in a loss to the Brewers on Saturday.
All of Atlanta's scoring in the contest came as a result of Riley's three-run blast in the third inning. The third baseman has been on a remarkable run, going deep in five straight contests and compiling six long balls along with 16 RBI during that span. The power surge has pushed Riley to 22 homers (ninth-most in the NL) and 61 RBI (tied for 10th-most in the NL) on the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Braves' Austin Riley: Homers in third straight
Riley went 2-for-4 with a home run, a triple, three RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's 7-5 win over the Diamondbacks.
Riley led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a triple before coming around to score on a Matt Olson home run in the next at-bat. But the third baseman wasn't done there, launching a three-run homer in the very next inning to put Atlanta on top 6-5. Riley is riding a nice hot streak at the plate and he's now homered in three consecutive games, driving in 11 runs over that stretch.... See More ... See Less
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