Found March 08, 2013 on
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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Houston Astros hope the regular season doesn't look like this.
The Atlanta Braves sent 26 batters to the plate over the first three innings, piling up 14 runs and 14 hits -- six of them for extra bases -- in a 14-9 split-squad win Friday.
Starter Jordan Lyles was pounded for six runs and seven hits while getting just two outs and facing nine batters.
"Definitely not concerned, but I don't think anybody's happy with giving up runs after runs," the 22-year-old right-hander said. "It's part of the game, but I think next time I'll start mixing in my cutter and slider. I think the results will be different when I start mixing in all those pitches and start going for outs more than quality strikes."
Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer off Lyles and rookie Evan Gattis had one off reliever Sam Demel. Freeman hit his second home run of spring training and scored three times. Johnson had two of the Braves' 17 hits a...
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ATLANTA This is the Julio Teheran everyone has been waiting for.
Though his nine spring innings are but a small sample size, Teheran, the 22-year-old Colombian product and top Braves prospect, looks to have his confidence back. He's one of seven Braves pitchers below a 3.00 ERA this spring (2.00) and his 12 strikeouts are tied for second among all Grapefruit League participants...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Brian McCann took some light swings with a bat, chatting up a member of the Braves medical staff and his teenage son about their golf games as the catcher bided his time, waited to take batting practice at Champions Stadium.
In the distance the team charter bus transporting McCanns teammates to another spring training game pulled off, leaving the rehabbing...
Check out this play from Netherlands shortstop Andrelton Simmons during their WBC matchup with Cuba last night. With one out in the top of the second inning, Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena hit a pop up into shallow center field on the second base side of the bag. Simmons comes from out of nowhere at his shortstop position to make a sliding catch, calling off center fielder...
Gio Gonzalez pitched three scoreless innings before heading to join the United States team at the World Baseball Classic and the Washington Nationals lost to the Houston Astros 4-2 Thursday.
Jason Castro drove in two runs with a single in the eighth inning off losing pitcher Ryan Mattheus that scored Fernando Martinez and Rick Ankiel.
Michael Taylor drove in both of the Nationals...
There was talk among Atlanta Braves scouts that the team
will listen to offers for left-handed reliever Jonny Venters, according to Ken
Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Talk among scouts that #Braves will listen on Venters. Braves, though, say they love depth in their bullpen, including 3 LHs with Avilan.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 6, 2013
Despite the report...