Found August 24, 2012 on
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If anyone would have told Braves fans that they would drop back-to-back series against the Dodgers and Nationals, few would have believed that after the incredible offense that showed up against the Mets and Padres. However, it happened and it’s time for the Braves to move on and look to a series by the Bay to turn things around.
Though pitching wasn’t terrible, the highlight of Atlanta’s pitching during the series came once again from Kris Medlen who absolutely dominated the Nationals in his Wednesday outing. As Chipper said about Medlen to the press after the game, Kris has Maddux-like presence on the mound. That confidence translates into intimidating batters. Medlen had matched John Smoltz’ franchise record with team wins in each of his last 15 starts. Smoltz had 15 in 1996 during the hey-day of the 90s Braves. Medlen then one-upped Smoltz by securing the win for himself and his team last night. Medlen now holds the franchise record with 16 consecutive team wins in his starts da...
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ATLANTA There are days when everything is so effortless, days when Jason Heyward makes baseball look so easy.
His swing, power, speed, defense and amazingly strong arm work in perfect harmony on those days. His immense skill set makes you think Heyward can do no wrong.
Thats when its tough to realize that he just turned 23 years old, that he still has much to learn, that his talents...
Any readers in North Georgia going to see Javy next Tuesday? I still haven't made it up to see the Rome Braves... maybe next season!
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Through the whole course of baseball history, several thousand players have managed to bat at least 200 times. An enterprising position player might reach that mark in less than two months. Given that minimum, nobody’s been a better hitter, relative to the rest of the league, than Babe Ruth, who had a career wRC+ of 197. All right, not learning a whole lot so far. Given that minimum...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kris Medlen understood the enormity of his latest start and he delivered.
The Braves starter pitched seven shutout innings in his latest winning performance and Martin Prado's two-run double proved decisive to help Atlanta end a four-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night.
Medlen (5-1) allowed seven hits while...
Kris Medlen pitched seven shutout innings in his latest winning performance and Martin Prado's two-run double proved decisive to help the Braves end a four-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night.
Medlen (5-1) allowed seven hits while striking out seven and walking one in his fifth start of the season. The Braves have won 16 consecutive...
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is calling for more education of young Latino players on the consequences of using performance-enhancing drugs.
Gonzalez also said Friday he would be in favor of stricter penalties - perhaps even a one-year ban - for those who are caught breaking the rules if the current trend of positive tests and suspensions continues.
Gonzalez said the positive...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kris Medlen pitched seven shutout innings in his latest winning performance and Martin Prado's two-run double proved decisive to help the Braves end a four-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night.
Medlen (5-1) allowed seven hits while striking out seven and walking one in his fifth start of the season. The Braves...
Washington – The Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals maybe division foes in the middle of a series tug-of-war but one thing is certain, both of these teams have love for Chipper Jones.
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Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez found a silver lining in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants: "We got into their bullpen a little bit." Well, yes. Left-hander Barry Zito was finally knocked out of the game after facing two batters in the ninth, and manager Bruce Bochy used three relievers to get three outs. But the Giants got into the Braves'...
Oh, well, Nats dropped a tough one last night to the Braves on Chipper Jones Appreciation Night at Nationals Park. No sweep, no worries? Well, at the very least nobody got hurt (especially Ian Desmond and his hammy).
Meanwhile, Bryce Harper achieved another Big League first last night: He swore not once, but twice in his postgame interview. Two s-bombs for Harper!
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ATLANTA Kris Medlen isnt sure what hes going to do with the Braves lineup cards that are beginning to accumulate in his office.
He was given the official one from his first big-league victory in 2009 and another from his first career save, which was earlier this season.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez handed Medlen another lineup card, which is posted in the dugout during games and awarded...
Nats honor Chipper Jones before his final appearance in DC. [Nats Journal]
Nats can’t sweep Braves, lose 5-1, NL East lead at 6 games. [WT]
Stephen Strasburg should make four or five more starts this year. [CSNW]
To get the Shark and Lombo more ABs, should Harper sit more? [NJ]
Comparing Strasburg to Roy Halladay in the shutdown debate. [Yahoo]
Ian Desmond and Kurt Suzuki each...
The final regular season game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park was highly anticipated as the Washington Nationals looked for the sweep and to extend their division lead to eight games. Braves starter Kris Medlen was the main thing that stood in their way, and he blocked the Nats path like a brick wall as the Nats fell 5-1.
Now, if you look at just the runs, you may...
Though the Atlanta Braves have enjoyed some recent success in San Francisco, they understand their key four-game series against the surging Giants won't be an easy one.
While the Braves try for a fifth consecutive win at AT&T Park, Barry Zito looks to continue his career success against them and help the NL West-leading Giants to a fourth straight victory overall Thursday...