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ATLANTA By the time Jordan Schafer made significant contact Friday night, he already knew the ball was sailing in the wrong direction.
New York Mets center fielder, Marlon Byrd, had a beat on the potential sacrifice fly, one that was intended to score substitute third baseman Ramiro Pena from third to break a ninth-inning tie. In fact, it was hit right at Byrd.
"If it's to his left or right there's probably a good chance the game's over," Schafer said.
Instead, given the trajectory of the ball's flight, Byrd was able to position himself to take a running start toward home plate as the ball neared his glove, creating enough momentum to deter Pena from trying to score. And he did; when the throw came in, Pena stayed put.
He was eventually stranded on-base with the game tied 5-5, and the Braves (17-12) would go on to lose 7-5 in extra innings their third-consecutive loss at Turner Field.
"Wish I could have got that ball on the barrel a little more...
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Former Atlanta Brave player Chipper Jones spent Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway serving as the grand marshal for the Aaron’s 499. Jones made his rounds though the media center and was thrilled to be on hand for the race which his baseball career had prevented him from attending.
Jones described himself as a NASCAR enthusiast when he spoke earlier in the day.
“I was in the...
Late last week I was at my parents' house and my dad was watching a rerun of NCIS/Law & Order/one of his usual Dad Shows, I don't remember. "Deddy, you're watching the wrong channel," I joked. "The Braves are on."
"I thought we didn't get Braves games anymore because we have Dish?"
Well, no. It seems there are some misunderstandings...
ATLANTA Following Tuesday's Braves game against the Nationals, there were plenty of questions concerning future opinions, especially those of how baseball voters would view the career of Tim Hudson. The 37-year-old veteran had just won his 200th game in memorable fashion: pitching seven innings of one-run ball to go along with his third career home run.
But how should his career...
Fredi Gonzalez has the Braves in first place in the NL East
Yesterday’s article entitled, “Braves Could Have Decisions to Make,” detailed the struggles of Dan Uggla and B.J. Upton, and talked about options Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez may at some point consider.
The real question I’m going to talk about today, is when if it all would it be appropriate for Gonzalez to bench...
The Atlanta Braves will welcome back Brian McCann on Monday when they open up a series in Cincinnati. McCann, a six-time All-Star, had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder last October.
“If he feels good he’ll come back down here and fly out with us to Cincinnati,” Gonzalez said Sunday. “I don’t see any reason why we can’t set that in stone, but we have...
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez says six-time All-Star catcher Brian McCann is ready to come off the disabled list on Monday.
McCann had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder last October. He was expected to complete his rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday and accompany the team to Cincinnati.
Rookie catcher Evan Gattis has hit .250 with seven homers...
Atlanta Braves third baseman Juan Francisco exited last
night’s game against the New York Mets due to an ankle injury. The injury has
been diagnosed as a mild ankle sprain, and the Braves are considering Francisco
as day-to-day, according to David O’Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
#Braves Francisco has mild ankle sprain, listed as day-to-day
— David O'...
What better way to celebrate the Braves' "Bark in the Park" than by dressing up a dog as a hot dog and then, yes, feeding it a hot dog?
Too much rest led to too many walks for Jonathon Niese.
With his start pushed back by an off day Thursday and a rainout Saturday, Niese was wild on Sunday as he matched his career high with six walks and gave up seven runs in the New York Mets' 9-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
Niese, who had been scheduled to pitch Saturday, was making his first start since April 28 -- exactly...
The Atlanta Braves defeated the New York Mets 9-4 on Sunday. It was also bring your dog to the game day so naturally someone dressed their dog as a hot dog and then fed it a hot dog.
Back to baseball; the Braves will welcome back six-time All-Star catcher Brian McCann when they travel to Cincinnati to open a series on Monday.
The Atlanta Braves have had trouble recapturing the magic from their best start in 19 years but should get a big boost in the opener to a lengthy road trip.
Brian McCann is expected to make his season debut Monday night against the Cincinnati Reds, who have dominated the Braves lately and own the best home record in the majors.
Atlanta (18-12) heads into its 10-game trek after...
The Atlanta Braves' all-or-nothing offense has provided closer to nothing of late, though that hasn't been case when the New York Mets have visited Turner Field.
The NL East-leading Braves will try to get back on track and beat the Mets for the eighth time in nine home games in the opener of a three-game series on Friday night.
After getting shut out with only two hits...