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Kris Medlen struck out a career high 12 to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 6-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday.
Medlen (7-1) allowed five hits without a walk in his second complete game of the season.
He extended his streak of scoreless innings to 34 2-3 - the Braves' longest since Greg Maddux in 2000 - before the Rockies scored an unearned run in the seventh.
The right-hander, who appeared in 38 games in relief before moving into the rotation on July 31, improved to 6-0 with a 0.54 ERA in seven starts. He spent most of 2011 on the disabled list recovering from elbow ligament-replacement surgery on Aug. 18. 2010.
Medlen was 5-0 as a starter in 2010. The Braves have won his last 18 starts. He threw 111 pitches, including 85 strikes.
David Ross hit a two-run double in Atlanta's four-run third inning.
Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood (4-4) gave up six runs, five earned, in only three innings. Chatwood allowed only two hits but was hurt by five walks, matching his caree...
BEST OF MAXIM
Kris Medlen is 6-0 with a 0.54 ERA as a starter this season
Kris Medlen pitched his second complete game in his last 4 starts on Monday. He allowed but 1 unearned run while striking out 12 Colorado Rockies in another masterful performance. Since shifting back to the starting rotation at the end of August, Kris is 6-0 with a 0.54 ERA in 7 starts.
Garnering as much attention as the...
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is benching three-time All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla.
Uggla is hitting only .208. Martin Prado is starting at second base against Colorado on Monday for the second straight day.
Gonzalez was Uggla's manager with the Florida Marlins before Atlanta. He says the decision to bench Uggla was ''uncomfortable'' and ''hard,...
Greg Maddux comparisons are stupid and lazy, but that was the only thing I could think of as I watched Kris Medlen‘s highlight video from yesterday
The Rockies look like they are going to avoid 100 losses.There are only two teams in all of Major League Baseball that can say they haven't done it yet. The Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Angels are the two franchises who have never lost 100 games in a season.In July, it looked like the Angels would be the only franchise left after the 2012 season. The Rockies were miserable...
The Phils were victorious yesterday in their second game of the series against the Braves, giving
Lee his fourth win of the season. He pitched a beautiful seven innings in which
he only allowed five hits, walking one and striking out five.
After the seventh, Lee was removed following up a report of
a tight Hamstring. Later, Lee said that it was nothing serious, and just a...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Chipper Jones rounded third base, took one look at his grinning teammates surrounding home plate and flung his batting helmet into the air before jumping into the welcoming party.
The moment Jones said he'll savor in retirement came after a dramatic homer that can help his chances of one more postseason.
Jones hit a three-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon with...
I'm sorry, did something else happen in this game? Because this is all I remember. :D
Second game in two days with Susan. We had the best time! We didn't have our "megaphones" (Chipper posters) today, but it's not like we needed them - there was such a roar for everyone! September callups are always exciting.
Pictures starting with BP, as usual...
Chipper Jones has been a member of 12 playoff teams with the Atlanta Braves, and his solid play has helped them get in position to qualify again in his farewell season.
The addition of Kris Medlen to the starting rotation has further benefited the cause.
The right-hander seeks to extend his impressive scoreless-innings streak as the Braves host the opener of a four-game series...
Denver, CO. With merely 30 games left in this painful season, the Colorado Rockies are playing well and could play the role of spoiler in the NL. With a four game series starting today against the NL wildcard leading Atlanta Braves, the Rockies could ruin a few teams chances at the playoffs. Lookout San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers – here come the hot Colorado Rockies...
Drew Pomeranz takes the mound today for the Colorado Rockies. The 23-year-old lefty came into the 2013 season with Matt Moore expectations, but so far has Jamie Moyer results. On Tuesday, he takes the bump aiming for a solid 4.0 IP against the playoff contending Atlanta Braves, and if he hopes to salvage anything from his forgettable rookie season, he will need to get his secondary...
Chipper Jones hit a three-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon with
two outs in the ninth inning, capping a five-run rally that sent
the Atlanta Braves over the Philadelphia Phillies 8-7 on
ATLANTA (AP) -- Drew Pomeranz got the Colorado Rockies started on a rare shutout.
Pomeranz and three relievers combined on a nine-hitter, Carlos Gonzalez and Jordan Pacheco hit homers and the Rockies shut out the Atlanta Braves 6-0 on Tuesday night.
Pomeranz needed 72 pitches to make it through three innings. He gave up five hits and one walk, but the Braves couldn't score...