Found July 16, 2013 on BravesWire:
Braves facts at the half in no particular order:Brian McCann’s All-Star selection is unexpected but deserved (.291 avg, .274 OBP, .536 SLG) The 54-41 (.568 win%) Braves are on pace to win 92 games this season. They are 2 wins ahead of last year’s pace at this point (95 games into the season). The 2012 Braves went on to win 94 games. The Braves have the game’s best home record (31-15), but are under .500 (23-26) on the road. Atlanta will not play a game outside of the Eastern or Central time zones for the remainder of the season. And they’ll play only 19 more games against teams currently over .500. Braves boast the second-best ERA in baseball (3.29), behind the Pittsburgh Pirates (3.07). Atlanta features the best bullpen ERA (2.62) in baseball. Despite the fact that their young ace, Brandon Beachy, has not yet thrown a pitch this year, Atlanta starters have a collective 3.59 ERA and have more quality starts (59) than any other NL team. They rank 3rd in the NL in runs...

Dan Uggla Haters Listen Up

Outside of one 33 game stretch during the summer of 2011, Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla has not really lived up to what most Braves fans expected after signing a five-year $62 million contract.  All of those lost in a world encompassed by hate of the all-star second baseman need to just realize that the contract is spilled milk at this point. The frustrations experienced...

Atlanta Braves: Mid-Season Report Card

Team: Atlanta Braves Record: 54-41 (1st Place) Biggest Surprise of First Half: It’s hard for a team with such high expectations to have a surprise, but there has actually been a couple for the Braves this season. The biggest and best surprise has been the play of catcher Evan Gattis. In his first season at the MLB level, Gattis has hit an impressive .252 batting average, 14 home...

Atlanta Braves News: Atlanta Ailing at the All-Star Break

The Atlanta Braves literally limped into the All-Star break on Sunday, losing their last game before the break 8-4 to the Reds to finish off a tough week that saw several key players go down with injury. On the optimistic side of things, the Braves do possess a 6 game lead in the NL East over the Nationals and hold the fifth best record in all of baseball. The injury bug indeed bit...

Braves misrepresented in NL's All-Star Game loss

Entering Tuesday night's All-Star Game in New York City, the NL East-leading Braves felt a bit slighted by just two All-Star nods -- or three, depending on how you quantify injury replacements. After the game was played, perhaps they should feel a bit misrepresented. Dominant closer Craig Kimbrel, who has earned 26 saves with a 1.53 ERA this season, was the only Atlanta player...

Braves' Evan Gattis returns from rehab assignment early

The Atlanta Braves had little choice but to cut Evan Gattis' rehab assignment short yesterday.  With news that Freddie Freeman's thumb injury would prevent him from playing Sunday (Freeman will miss the All-Star Game as well), Atlanta chose to end Gattis' rehab assignment and bring him back to the 25-man roster. According to Eric Single of, Gattis was scheduled...

Atlanta Braves Option Reliever Alex Wood

Left-handed reliever Alex Wood was optioned by the Atlanta Braves over the weekend and sent to their Triple-A Gwinnett minor league affiliate. The move was made to open up a spot on the major league roster for Jose Constanza. Wood, who had a very solid 2.45 earned run average over 16 appearances with Atlanta should be recalled fairly soon, once the All-Star break has passed. The...

Atlanta Braves Activate Evan Gattis

The Atlanta Braves have activated catcher Evan Gattis from the 15-day disabled list. Gallis, who also plays in the outfield, was expected to be out until the All-Star break but due to an onslaught of injuries to all of their starting outfielders, the Braves brought Gattis back a few days early.   The post Atlanta Braves Activate Evan Gattis appeared first on FFLockerRoom.

Braves’ Freddie Freeman hoping to return this weekend

While Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was disappointed by the fact he wasn’t healthy enough to suit up for last night’s All-Star Game, he is encouraged by the progress his jammed left thumb is making. In fact, Freeman is feeling so much better that he’s hopeful he’ll be able to rejoin the Braves’ lineup for their upcoming weekend series against the Chicago...

Brian McCann added to NL All-Star roster in place of Freddie Freeman

Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann has been added to the roster of the National League for the All-Star Game. On Sunday manager Bruce Bochy added McCann to the roster in place of his Atlanta teammate Freddie Freeman. This is the seventh career All-Star selection for McCann, who entered Sunday hitting .291 with 12 home runs and a .910 OPS. Freeman will travel to New York for All...

Braves' McCann gets All-Star nod, replacing injured Freeman

ATLANTA Just a few minutes after the first pitch of Reds-Braves on Sunday, it was announced first baseman Freddie Freeman would not play in Tuesdays All-Star Game. Freeman jammed his thumb Saturday against the Reds and did not play Sunday, yielding the first-base responsibilities to Evan Gattis. Three hours later, the Braves revealed catcher Brian McCann had been added to the...

Three 2013 All-Stars!

So excited for Kimmie, Freddie, and Mac. All are well-deserving, and while I'm sad Freddie won't be able to play, I'm sure we'll see Kimmie at the end of the game. The AL has no chance. :) And 7-time All-Star Mac? Let's just go ahead and give him all the money now to stay a Brave. Prior to today’s start, @kimbrel46 and @FreddieFreeman5 receive their #ASG jerseys...

Caray: Taking stock of the Braves at the All-Star break

FOX Sports checks in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to get the latest on the Braves. FOX SPORTS SOUTH: The Braves head into the All-Star break with a comfortable lead in the National League East. How would you summarize the first half of this season? CHIP CARAY: I would say from what we've expected of this team, there have been no unexpected surprises. From...

Just no.

  1. Kimmie jersey in Mets colors. No. 2. Braves-themed Big Apples. No. 3. Rihanna pun. No. (I might be slightly grumpy / sleep deprived from last night.)

Three Cuts: McCann's All-Star nod trumps Braves' loss

ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 8-4 loss to the Reds on Sunday, concluding pre-All-Star break portion of the season. 1. The best news for the Braves came in the 8th inning and had nothing to do with the game Before the first pitch on Sunday, a pall settled over Atlanta as it was announced that Freddie Freeman, who received almost 20 million fan votes...
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