Posted April 25, 2012 on AP on Fox
Chipper Jones homered on his 40th birthday, Martin Prado had two RBIs including a run-scoring triple in the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Tuesday night. Tyler Pastornicky greeted Dodgers closer Javy Guerra (1-2) with a leadoff single in the ninth and advanced on a sacrifice by pinch-hitter Jack Wilson. Michael Bourn struck out, but Prado drove a 1-2 pitch to center field and over the head of two-time Gold Glove winner Matt Kemp, who caught up to it in the warning track but couldn't hold onto the ball. Eric O'Flaherty (1-0) pitched 1 1-3 hitless innings for the victory and Craig Kimbrel worked a scoreless ninth for his sixth save in as many attempts. Jones, playing in his 19th and final big league season, was 1 for 3 with a walk in what could have been his last game at Dodger Stadium if the predictions of rain for Wednesday's series prove accurate. After the third inning, the left field video board flashed the message: '&#...

Uggla’s workout (in 2009)

I manage a few Facebook pages, and a page called Dan Uggla's Beautiful Arms just liked a now-defunct page. I scrolled down their page and saw this video, which of course, I had to share with y'all immediately... "The biggest thing in sports these days is gettin' to where all these athletes are just gettin' bigger and stronger and faster, and that's the thing...

Jones homers, Braves beat Dodgers in ninth

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chipper Jones received a few modest gifts from teammates before taking the field on his 40th birthday and celebrated it the best way possible -- with a home run. Martin Prado wouldn't let it be wasted. Prado had two RBIs including a run-scoring triple in the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Tuesday night. "Martin...

Colletti hopes to get Ethier extension

General Manager Ned Colletti said he wants to explore the possibility of signing Andre Ethier to a contract extension soon after the Dodgers new owners take over the club next week. "I've always been inclined to keep him," Colletti said. "His start certainly hasn't hurt." Ethier, who will be eligible for free agency when his one-year, 10.95-million...

Braves demote Jair Jurrjens to AAA

After last night's 7-2 loss to the Dodgers, the Braves demoted starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens to AAA Gwinnett. Jurrjens, who was an All-Star last season after a fantastic first half of the season, just hasn't been good since the break last year. In the second half of last season, he made just seven starts while dealing with a knee injury, and had a 5.88 ERA in 41 1/3 innings...

Dodgers closer drilled in face by line drive

Below is the video of Los Angeles Dodgers closer Javy Guerra getting hit in the face by a line drive from Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann last night in the ninth inning. Guerra blew the save opportunity as the Braves came back to win 4-2.Guerra took concussion tests after the game and passed all of them. The Braves won two of three in the series.

Struggling Jurrjens optioned to Triple-A

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves have optioned struggling pitcher Jair Jurrjens to Triple-A Gwinnett after the 2011 All-Star lasted only three-plus innings in a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jurrjens, who led the Braves with 13 wins last season despite two trips to the disabled list, is 0-2 with a 9.37 ERA in four starts. He retired only seven of the 17 batters he faced...

Nagging elbow ailment forces Guerrier onto DL

The Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen received a shake-up Tuesday when Matt Guerrier was placed on the disabled list due to right elbow tendinitis. Because Guerrier hadn't pitched since April 18, the move was made retroactive April 19. To take Guerrier's place on the roster, the Dodgers recalled left-hander Michael Antonini from Class AAA Albuquerque. Antonini, 26, was...

Matt Guerrier Injury Delays Decision, But A Bullpen Mess Is In The Making

With yet another curiously timed injury to a bullpen arm, this time Matt Guerrier, the Dodgers have managed to avoid making a bullpen decision for at least 15 more days. Dodgers reliever Matt Guerrier, signed in part to be the bullpen workhorse, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of right elbow flexor

Lilly sharp again but Dodgers falter in 9th

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chipper Jones singled home the go-ahead run in his final regular season at-bat at Dodger Stadium after Dan Uggla tied it with his second RBI single earlier in the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves defeated Los Angeles 4-2 Wednesday night. Dodgers closer Javy Guerra (1-3) lost for the third time in his last five apprarances after giving up five consecutive...

GIFcap: Javy Guerra Hit Flush In The Face By Brian McCann Liner

This was actually worse than I thought it was when I was listening to it, because they made it sound like it was a deflection off his glove, but it certainly looks to me like it caught him flush on the jaw. Say what you want about his pitching performance, but it’s amazing to me

Guerrier to DL, Antonini Up

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4/23 wrapup

Since I haven't been able to blog for a week, here are some articles and pictures you might be interested in followed by some funny/weird google searches that led people here in the last week. NL Player of the Week is @FreddieFreeman of @Braves. Hit .487 for week w/ @MLB best 14 RBI & 1.087 SLG. — MLB Public Relations (@MLB_PR) April 23, 2012 Congrats, Freddie!! McCann...

Atlanta Braves' bats coming alive

The Braves were leading the National League with 87 runs scored at the start of the day Sunday. After scoring only 10 runs in their first four games -- all losses -- the Braves have scored 81 runs through Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Diamondbacks. How'd this happen? Some of it is third baseman Chipper Jones being back; his switch-hitting ability gives manager Fredi Gonzalez...
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