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Off The Bench:
Atlanta Brave BJ Upton got a hit last night as the Braves completed their sweep of the Cleveland Indians with a 3-1 victory. Upton wasn’t the story of the game. Brian McCann, whose 3-run home run gave the Braves all the runs they would need, and Kris Medlen, whose 7 scoreless innings helped McCann’s homer hold up, took the spotlight, but Upton’s hit was important in its own right. It marked just his second hit since August 9th and he’s now 2 for his last 38, but there is hope.
After the game BJ had this to say: “After talking with the Bossman and a few other family members, I think I’ve found something. Apparently, the object of ‘baseball’ is to get on base and score runs. For years, (former Devil Rays owner) Vince Naimoli screamed at me whenever I got on base or stole a bag to get into scoring position. I never understood why until I got to Atlanta; we aren’t supposed to get on base here in Atlanta and we’re pretty successful. But, I’m starting to think being on base may
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The Atlanta Braves hoped that Brandon Beachy could recover from his Tommy John surgery and regain his old form the last couple months of the regular season, and especially the playoffs. Beachy was the Braves best starter last season, and it was hoped that he could be a top of the rotation pitcher again by playoff time. The way Alex Wood has pitched, the need for Brandon Beachy...
ATLANTA -- Chris Johnson's mindset was simple.
"You go up there thinking, 'Alright, you want me, you got me,'" he said.
The Indians' Joe Smith walked All-Star Freddie Freeman with one on, two outs and the score tied 2-2 in the bottom of the ninth Wednesday at Turner Field to get to Johnson.
Hitless in his first four plate appearances, Johnson was down...
Outfielder Justin Upton is day to day after being struck on left hand by a pitch during Atlanta's game against Cleveland.
Upton was plunked with a 92-mph fastball from Ubaldo Jimenez that rode into the hitter in the fifth inning with the Braves leading 3-0 Thursday night.
The training staff immediately ran out to check on Upton, who looked as though he would stay in the game...
Chris Johnson watched the winning run slide across the plate, then braced himself for the celebration.
This time, he was in the middle of it.
Johnson singled with two outs in the ninth inning for his first career walk-off hit and the Atlanta Braves won again at home, beating the Cleveland Indians 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Jordan Schafer drove in Atlanta's first two runs. He...
ATLANTA The Atlanta Braves continued their winning ways at home with a 2-1 win in a pitching duel that included two rookies and six relievers. Here are three observations from Atlanta's MLB-leading 82nd win of the season:
1. The Fernandez-Teheran was an odd pitching duel that still produced the expected results
When Jordan Schafer stepped into the box for the first time Friday...
Brian McCann hit a three-run homer, Kris Medlen pitched seven scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves completed a sweep of the Cleveland Indians with a 3-1 victory Thursday night.
McCann went deep in the third after Justin Upton kept the inning going with a two-out single. Upton had to leave the game in the sixth after being struck on the left hand by a pitch, but X-rays were negative...
ATLANTA -- The Braves got a great crowd for Saturday's game (32,727) considering all the things going on in Atlanta this weekend -- DragonCon, NASCAR and the start of college football. There may not be a bigger college football fan than Braves pitcher Tim Hudson who pitched for Auburn in 1996-97. So it was probably a big thrill for him to serve as honorary team captain at Auburn...
Last night, Paul Maholm started the 238th game of his career, twirling six one-run innings on the way to a 3-2 Braves victory. You may not realize it — perhaps because you didn’t realize that he’s from Mississippi, or don’t spend a great deal of time thinking about Paul Maholm — but Paul Maholm has the […]
Before Thursday night Kris Medlen had won every start when the Braves scored at least three runs while he was in the game and he also had won six consecutive starts — home or road — when he got that much support.
Brian McCann got three for him with one swing in the third inning against Cleveland a three-run homer that powered the Braves and Medlen to a 3-1 win for a three-game...
FOXSportsSouth.com checks in with play-by-play analyst Chip Caray to get the latest on the Braves.
FOX SPORTS SOUTH: Alex Wood is 3-0 with a 1.46 ERA in his past six starts and he has a 1.88 ERA at home. Have you been surprised by his smooth transition, thus far, into the majors?
CHIP CARAY: He's obviously a highly touted prospect. If you're picked in the second round the...
The Atlanta Braves have activated second baseman Dan Uggla from
the disabled list, two weeks after he underwent eye surgery.
Julio Teheran said he took the mound with one goal: ''Show everybody what I can do.''
Teheran showed he can beat Jose Fernandez, the Marlins' young star who ranks third in the majors with his 2.33 ERA.
Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer in the first inning, Teheran outpitched Fernandez in a matchup of young right-handers, and the Atlanta Braves beat Miami 2...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer in the first inning, Julio Teheran topped Jose Fernandez in a matchup of young right-handers, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 Friday night for their fifth straight win.
The 21-year-old Fernandez (10-6) took his first loss since July 7 but allowed only one hit after Freeman's homer. He gave up three hits in...
Tuesday night, Atlanta Braves infielder Elliot Johnson went all NASCAR during a postgame interview. Not to be outdone, Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond channeled "Talledega Nights".
Yup, dude autographed a baby.
Absolutely ma'm...I'd love to sign your baby.