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It would be hard to come up with two more disparate starts than Homer Bailey's last two.
The right-hander will look to bounce back and lead the Cincinnati Reds to a second straight victory over a depleted Atlanta Braves squad on Saturday.
Bailey (5-7, 3.70 ERA) followed his no-hitter against San Francisco on July 2 by giving up a season-high 10 hits in 5 2-3 innings in Milwaukee on Monday. Despite surrendering 14 baserunners, he ultimately allowed just four runs in a 4-3 loss.
"He got out of some tough jams," Reds manager Dusty Baker said.
Bailey walked three, hit a batter and struck out three.
"It was just one of those days," he said. "Just never could find a rhythm."
Bailey also wasn't in rhythm in his lone start of the season against the Braves on May 7, when he gave up four runs, five hits and a season-high four walks in five innings of a 5-4 loss but didn't get the decision. He was 2-0 with a 2.41 ERA in his first three starts versus At...
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Atlanta Braves rookie Evan Gattis was hitless in his first rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett Friday night.
Gattis went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts as the Gwinnett Braves lost 3-0 in a road game at Durham. He also struck out twice.
Gattis is expected to play with Gwinnett Saturday and Sunday. He will then either play with another Braves minor league team next week or continue...
Atlanta Braves center fielder, B.J. Upton, left Friday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds with a right abductor strain. Upton was hurt as he came in on a line drive hit by Reds third baseman, Todd Frazier, in the first inning. After the waist-high line drive went off Upton's glove, it ricocheted off his left knee into right center field. Frazier was able to leg...
The Atlanta Braves have called up outfielder Jose Costanza from Triple-A Gwinnett. Constanza started in left field Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds. In 68 games with Gwinnett this season , Constanza batted .263 (68-for-259) with 13 RBI and 18 stolen bases. Constanza has been hot lately, he has an eight-game hitting streak going at Gwinnett. Constanza has a .281 lifetime major...
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Alex Wood is bound for Triple-A Gwinnett. The Braves reliever pitched 3 2/3 innings in Friday nights game.
The move has little to do with the ability of Wood who only allowed a walk while striking out three on Friday. On the season Wood, 22, owns a 2.45 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.
Jose Constanza will be called up for Saturday’s game as the...
ATLANTA -- Jason Heyward left Atlanta's game against Cincinnati on Thursday night after straining his right hamstring on a slide at third base.
The Braves said Heyward will be re-evaluated on Friday.
Heyward reached on a throwing error by first baseman Joey Votto and advanced to third on Justin Upton's infield hit. Heyward was running from second base when he appeared to...
The Cincinnati Reds have lost catcher Ryan Hanigan as they had to place him on the 15-day disabled list with a left wrist sprain. Suffered over a week ago, he had tried playing through the injury to no avail. With the injury worsening and the All-Star break here, the time to get him some rest was now.
In a corresponding move the Reds recalled catcher Corky Miller from Triple-A Louisville...
With the arrival of the All-Star break, it's the perfect time to simultaneously look back and spin forward regarding the first-place Braves (54-41) ... and their pursuit of a 15th National League East title in the last 22 years.
From a National League standpoint, the Braves have been on the mark with five prominent categories, ranking 1st in homers (114), 3rd in runs...
Looking at a few pitchers from the Billings Mustangs.
ATLANTA Braves centerfielder B.J. Upton left Friday's game against the Reds early on, after sustaining an apparent injury while diving for a line drive in the first inning.
With Atlanta trailing 2-0 and two outs in the opening frame, Upton rushed to make a play on Todd Frazier's low-to-the-ground liner. But Upton dropped to his knees just a fraction too early, momentarily...
The Atlanta Braves will be without outfielders Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton and Justin Upton until after the All-Star break. The good news is that may be back for the series in Chicago on Friday after the break.
As reported by Eric Single of MLB.com,
"Heyward appears to be the farthest along of the three after leaving
Thursday's game in the second inning with a...
Braves' first baseman and NL Final Vote winner Freddie Freeman is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Reds due to a thumb injury. This injury may affect his participation in the All-Star Game that will take place on Tuesday.
According to ESPN, Freeman was wearing a soft splint Sunday morning. He was hurt in the first inning of last night's game when a wide...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Mike Minor struggled early before recovering to throw seven strong innings, and also hit a go-ahead double that led the Atlanta Braves over Homer Bailey and the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 Saturday.
The Braves, who lost starting outfielders Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton and Justin Upton to injuries in the first two games of the series, found success with their fill-ins. Jose...
It wasn't too long ago that people were talking about the surplus of outfielders the Atlanta Braves had on their roster. Three (supposedly) solid starters in Justin Upton, B.J. Upton, and Jason Heyward, and a strong bench that included hero-for-hire Evan Gattis and the newly transformed Jordan Schafer.
So how did Friday night's outfield end up looking like Joey
The journals were on twitter, already, but these are higher-quality versions. It also indicates that I can read Joey Votto's thoughts, or it should. But, probably not, now that I think about it.
Also, to refresh the memory of those viewing the journals, it's good to see a representation of Votto other than this
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