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The Braves finally fell to Earth in Pittsburgh, dropping 3 of 4 games in the series to the Bucs. With their 10-game win streak over, the Braves looked to get things rolling again against the Pirates, but the Pirates had other plans. Phenomenal Pittsburgh pitching, both from their starters and a solid bullpen, stifled the powerful Atlanta bats. The Braves were more than ready to get out of Pittsburgh after losing the 4-game series.
The Braves began the series in Pittsburgh with a somewhat uncertain bullpen. Avila remained day-to-day with a hamstring strain. Walden hadn’t made an appearance in what seemed like weeks. And there was some question of who might be called up if Avila did need to make a trip to the disabled list. In game 1, none of that appeared important as Varvaro and Kimbrel truly carried the team to the win.
Game 1 saw something that has never happened in Braves history: Justin Upton became the first player with 9 home runs in his team’s first 15 games of the se...
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"To answer your question, yes, we have decided to stop being human."Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton have always been good players. The trick, I guess, was for a club to figure out that they should play on the same team. That unlocks some sort of weird National Treasure scenario where the Uptons decipher a bunch of clues and become DEATH-BRINGING MONSTERS OF BASEBALL. ...
Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton of the Atlanta Braves hit back-to-back homers for the first time in their careers during the fifth inning of the second game in Tuesday's doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies.
It was the 27th time in major league history brothers hit homers in the same game but only the second time they did it in consecutive at-bats. Lloyd and Paul Waner of...
Your browser does not support iframes.Justin Upton and B.J. Upton did something on Tuesday that hadn't previously been accomplished since Sept. 15, 1938 when brothers Lloyd Waner and Paul Waner also did it.The Uptons smacked back-to-back home runs to become the first brother combo to do that in 75 years in a Major League Baseball game.It all went down in the top of the fifth...
Click here if video is unavailable. B.J. Upton and Justin Upton became the first brothers to hit back-to-back home runs since the Waner brothers did so in 1938 with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
B.J. led the fifth inning of Tuesday’s double-header with the Colorado Rockies off with a shot to left field. Justin then followed his older brother up with a blast to right-center field...
B.J. Upton and his brother Justin hit back-to-back homers for the first time, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Colorado Rockies 10-2 Tuesday night to complete a doubleheader sweep that began with the coldest game at Coors Field.
It was the 27th time in major league history that brothers homered in the same game, but only the second time they went deep in consecutive at-bats....
B.J. Upton and his brother Justin hit back-to-back homers for the first time in their careers, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Colorado Rockies 10-2 Tuesday night to complete a doubleheader sweep on a day that began with the coldest game ever played at Coors Field.
It was the 27th time in major league history that brothers homered in the same game but only the second time they...
Everyone anticipated that the Miami Marlins were going to be offensively challenged after trading the likes of Jose Reyes and others during their offseason fire-sale. However, after 19 contests the Marlins are a pathetic 4-15 nestled in the basement of the NL East . In 688 plate appearances Marlins hitters have gone yard only six times on the season, that is an average of one home...
The Atlanta Braves have been the hottest team in baseball in April and they don’t look to slow down. As of Sunday, they were 13-4 and have a three game lead over the equally potent Washington Nationals. Atlanta’s hot start, has led many a forlorn Braves fan to hold a cautious optimism and are expecting a slump to follow just as bad as the start was good.... Read more
When Justin and B.J. Upton took up residency in the Atlanta Braves outfield, we all knew it was just a matter of time before they went yard back-to-back.
On Tuesday night, it happened.
In the fifth inning of their contest against the Colorado Rockies, the brothers took righty Jon Garland deep. B.J. went yard first for his third home run of the season, while younger brother...
On a frigid Tuesday in Denver when the temperature only reached a chilly 30 degrees at Coors Field, B.J. Upton and Justin Upton hit back-to-back home runs for the Atlanta Braves in the top of 5th inning during the team’s romp over the host Colorado Rockies. In doing so, the Upton brothers became the 27th sibling tandem to hit home runs in the same game but only the second brother...
FOX Sports South caught up with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to get his insight on the Braves.
FOX SPORTS SOUTH: The Braves bats primarily went flat in Pittsburgh and they had the one game against the Royals in which they were shut out. What do you think is going on with this team offensively?
CHIP CARAY: The offense we are seeing is the offense that was put together as advertised...
DENVER -- On the coldest day at Coors Field, the Atlanta Braves won a game between the hottest teams in the major leagues.
Starting a day-night doubleheader that opened with a 23-degree temperature, Justin Upton hit his major league-leading 10th home run, Dan Uggla and rookie Evan Gattis also connected and the Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 Tuesday.
Reed Johnson, playing...
Despite losing Justin Upton this offseason the Diamondbacks organization was excited about one addition in particular — Didi Gregorius. And he’s done nothing but rake since being called up to the team last weekHe has two hits in each of his three starts and already has hit 2 HR in the process. The start is great, but you better enjoy it while it lasts. First, he has never shown...
The Marlins and the Twins are playing a doubleheader on Tuesday. In the first inning of the first game, Giancarlo Stanton faced Kevin Correia with a man on, and Correia threw a first-pitch fastball at 89 miles per hour down the heart. Stanton swung and grounded into a double play, and one of the Marlins’ broadcasters remarked that it was probably Stanton’s best swing in a week...