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Having swept the Washington Nationals last week, the Atlanta Braves will be looking to pay out against their division rival once again this weekend as the two clubs meet in a three-game MLB betting series getting underway on Friday night.
Overall the Braves have won five straight games against the Nationals, including that three-game sweep in Washington early last week when Atlanta pitchers gave up just six runs in the three contests.
Atlanta is 7-3 over its past 10 games against Washington, with the OVER/UNDER going 3-7 for totals bettors in those matchups.
The Nationals were expected to contend with the Braves in the NL East race this season, but instead Atlanta finds itself holding down a huge lead in the division heading into the weekend action.
On the updated NL Pennant odds at the sportsbooks the Braves find themselves set at 11/4 odds, behind just the 9/4 Los Angeles Dodgers. (See also World Series odds as provided by Bovada).
The Dodgers will be in Philadelphia to take on th...
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Dan Uggla opted to undergo LASIK surgery with the Braves firmly in control of the NL East. The Braves called up Tyler Pastornicky to occupy second base during Uggla’s absence but after a collision on Wednesdays his status is up in the air.
Pastornicky collided with outfielder Jason Heyward on a pop fly with one out in the third inning of the Braves...
ATLANTA -- Taking three cuts as the Braves rode Chris Johnson's two-run home runs and Kris Medlen's arm and bat to a 3-1 victory over the Phillies Tuesday at Turner Field.
1. Medlen most certainly has his swagger back
With a 14 12-game lead in the National League East, the last thing the rest of baseball wants to see is the Braves getting even better. But with Kris Medlen...
The Atlanta Braves recently recalled infielder Tyler Pastornicky to fill the roster spot left vacant by second baseman Dan Uggla,
who’s away from the team to undergo LASIK eye surgery. It now appears the
Braves could be forced to find someone to fill in for Pastornicky, as the
youngster was forced to exit last night’s game against the Philadelphia
Phillies after sustaining...
The Atlanta Braves have lost several late-inning relievers this year, most to season-ending injuries, including Eric O'Flaherty and Jonny Venters. Luckily for Atlanta, this isn't the case with right-hander Jordan Walden, who's set to return from his thumb injury on Friday, according to Eric Single of MLB.com.
Yesterday, Walden told reporters that the bruise he...
Don’t look now, but Jason Heyward is back to having a quality season at the dish. He is not running like we saw last year and his power numbers are down, but his overall offensive performance is up and he is improving in the right areas.
For long term leagues, it’s a great sign that Heyward has started to hit coming out of the All-Star break. Even more specifically Heyward has...
Following yet another rain delay, the Braves jumped all over the Phillies and coasted to a 6-3 win Wednesday night. Here are three observations from the game:
1. The Braves did not give John Lannan a chance to get comfortable
When it comes to scoring in the first two innings of ballgames, the Braves have not exactly been world-beaters this season, saving the majority of their fireworks...
As the red-hot Atlanta Braves needed anymore reinforcements, they could be getting another starting pitcher back to add even more depth. When Tim Hudson went down, the Braves depth at pitcher became a true strength. Paul Maholm's return from the DL will only help that further.
According to Makr Bowman of MLB.com, Maholm is progressing well in his rehab and could return...
Authorities identified a fan who died after falling more than 60 feet from an upper-level platform at Atlanta's Turner Field as a 29-year-old man.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office early Tuesday identified the man as Ronald Homer of Conyers, Ga., and said an autopsy was planned for Tuesday.
Homer fell during Monday night's game between the Atlanta Braves and...
Kris Medlen has more proof he's returning to his 2012 form, and the evidence -- a win over the Phillies -- is especially encouraging.
The right-hander continued his late-season surge by winning his fourth straight start, Chris Johnson hit a two-run home run and the Atlanta Braves beat Philadelphia 3-1 Tuesday night.
Entering the game, Medlen had a 5.85 ERA in his career against...
Saw this on the ESPN ticker while drinking last night. It's now been confirmed as real:
Dan Uggla is on the DL after having Lasik surgery that the Braves wanted him to have in the spring.
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ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 5-1 loss to the Phillies, before a soggy, but hearty crowd of 20,676:
1. Julio Teheran might only regret two pitches from this night ... against the Phillies' weakest two hitters (on paper)
In the third inning, Philly pitcher Cole Hamels strode to the plate with one out, apparently set on raking Teheran's first...
Kris Medlen continued his late-season surge by winning his fourth straight start, Chris Johnson hit a two-run home run and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 Tuesday night.
Medlen (10-10) appeared to be in danger of being sent to the bullpen one month ago. In late July, Tim Hudson was lost for the season with a broken right ankle and Paul Maholm went on the 15...
A 30-year old lifelong Braves fan fell 65 feet to his death last night during a rain delay at Turner Field. Police have ruled out foul play in the death of Ronald Lee Homer Jr. The accident happened right at the end of a two-hour rain delay in a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves. Sadly, he had just finished a cell phone conversation with his mother before...
Chris Johnson drove in three runs, Jason Heyward homered and Brandon Beachy pitched six strong innings to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Wednesday night.
The Braves have won two straight and 17 of 19 to lead the majors with a .612 winning percentage.
Philadelphia, which has lost seven of eight series since All-Star break, has dropped 19 of 23. The...
Philadelphia Phillies (53-66) vs Atlanta Braves (73-47)
John Lannan (3-5, 4.81) vs Brandon Beachy (1-0, 5.00)
Time: 7:10, Turner Field
Weather: 73, cloudy, chance of later thunderstorms
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Phils look to win the series from the first-place Braves in Atlanta. This one looks like it will start right around 9:00 PM tonight.