Here’s five things to know on Thursday:
1. Braves lose to Padres, 7-4
With Bartolo Colon on the mound and off the disabled list on Wednesday night, the Braves fell to the San Diego Padres 7-4. Colon pitched for four innings and allowed eight hits, six runs, three walks and had two strikeouts. The Braves play the third game of the three-game series at the Padres on Thursday night at 9:10 p.m. from San Diego's Petco Park.
2. Atlanta United falls to Miami FC in U.S. Open Cup
Atlanta United lost 3-2 to Miami FC on Wednesday night in the fifth round of the U.S. Open Cup at Miami's Riccardo Silva Stadium. Miami's winning goal was scored in the second half's final minute of extra time by Kwadwo Poku. Atlanta United's next match is against Columbus Crew on Saturday. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Columbus Crew Stadium.
3. Hawks trade Ryan Kelly to Rockets for cash
Chris Vivlamore reports the Atlanta Hawks traded forward Ryan Kelly to the Houston Rockets for cash considerations on Wednesday.
4. See the progress being made in Philips Arena renovations
The Atlanta Hawks revealed plans on Wednesday to transform Philips Arena to a fan-focused sports and entertainment experience. Check out what the Arena looks like now and what the Hawks have planned on the AJC.com.
5. Recap of Freddie Freeman's first batting practice since wrist injury
David O'Brien reports Freddie Freeman was confident on Wednesday after his first batting practice since breaking his wrist. Freeman plans to do the same routine on Thursday and join the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves on Saturday to begin his rehab assignment.
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