Found June 05, 2012 on
After splitting a rain shortened series with the Nationals, the Braves open a 3-game series today in Miami. The first game of the scheduled 3-game series in D.C. was postponed due to rain and tornado warnings. It has yet to be announced when that game will be made up, though the schedule looks most promising in August.
Heading into Miami, the Braves face a team that is tied for first place in the division and doing better than most had predicted. The Marlins have seen the unlikely Carlos Zambrano put up good numbers for his new team; Mark Buehrle has contributed veteran presence in the clubhouse; National League Player of the Month for May Giancarlo Stanton has set club records; and, before Emilio Bonifacio went on the DL with a left thumb injury that needed surgery, he was leading the league in stolen bases. The newly acquired free agent, closer Heath Bell may have struggled, but his team continued battling and is now reaping the rewards.
The competitive National League East is now...
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oh hey Slider
Hard to refrain from the endless possibilities of bad puns on my name..but nothing better than an off day spent at the beach! #baseballtans
— Brandon Beachy (@Brandon_Beachy) June 4, 2012
Obviously this made me think of the Braves playing beach volleyball, which made me think of Top Gun (as any normal straight girl would), which made me want to assign Top Gun characters...
Fredi Gonzalez has made it clear.
Hes not going to be the one to tell Dan Uggla hes getting a day off. At least not to his face.
Maybe Gonzalez could text him, send a personal message on Facebook or even talk to him via the electronic wizardry of Skype. Do people still send telegrams?
Perhaps someone else can tell him. Any volunteers?
Or maybe Ill have one of you do it, he joked...
The Atlanta Braves, along with Delta Airlines, are giving one local fan a chance to throw out the first pitch against the Yankees next Wednesday. Contestants can enter online, but there are a few catches. The winner must find their own transportation to the ballpark, and must live in the southeastern United States. Technically the winner must live in either Georgia, Tennessee...
ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves looked to a local player for their first pick when they picked right-handed pitcher Lucas Sims from Brookwood High School near Atlanta in the first round of Major League Baseball's first-year player draft.Sims, who watched the draft with his family in Gwinnett County, says he has been a Braves fan all his life and being drafted by his favorite...
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman hurt his left index finger trying to break up a double play, and he'll undergo X-rays Thursday.
Freeman left Wednesday night's game at Miami in the fourth inning, and afterward his finger was in a splint. The initial diagnosis was a bruise.
''It doesn't feel good right now,'' he said. ''My hand was...
Your browser does not support iframes. Dan Uggla spent five seasons with the Marlins franchise before the second baseman was traded to the Atlanta Braves prior to the 2011 season, so it was an interesting development when he hit his 200th career round-tripper in the Miami Marlins’ brand-spanking-new ballpark. Uggla said, “This is where I [...]
Dan Uggla hit two homers in his first game at Marlins Park, including a tape-measure blow off the home-run sculpture, and Tim Hudson pitched a five-hitter for his 13th career shutout Tuesday night to help the Atlanta Braves beat Miami 11-0.
Uggla hit a solo homer in the fourth inning, and he scored a direct hit on the middle of the sculpture with a two-run homer in the ninth estimated...
MIAMI (AP) -- Dan Uggla hit two homers in his first game at Marlins Park, including a tape-measure blow off the home-run sculpture, and Tim Hudson pitched a five-hitter for his 13th career shutout Tuesday night to help the Atlanta Braves beat Miami 11-0.
Uggla hit a solo homer in the fourth inning, and he scored a direct hit on the middle of the sculpture with a two-run homer in...
MIAMI (AP) -- Randall Delgado pitched 6 1-3 innings and contributed his first RBI of the year Wednesday, and three relievers completed a two-hitter to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 Wednesday night.
Brian McCann had three of the Braves' six hits and scored a run.
Delgado (4-5) allowed one run and had a career-high seven strikeouts. He won for only the second...
Even though they are two of the most famous athletes to come from
Jacksonville, Tim Tebow and Chipper Jones have never met.
Tuesday: Atlanta at Miami, 7:10 p.m. (SportSouth); Tim Hudson (3-2, 4.60 ERA) vs. Anibal Sanchez (3-3, 2.57)
Wednesday: Atlanta at Miami, 7:10 p.m. (SportSouth); Randall Delgado (3-5, 4.58) vs. Josh Johnson (3-3, 4.83)
Thursday: Atlanta at Miami, 7:10 p.m. (SportSouth); Mike Minor (2-4, 6.98) vs. Mark Buehrle (5-5, 3.53)
Friday: Toronto at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. (FOX Sports...
Tune into FOX Sports Florida at 6:30 p.m. to watch the Miami Marlins take on the Atlanta Braves.
Dan Uggla had plenty of good moments during his five seasons in Florida as a member of the Marlins.
No matter the ballpark, he's been pretty dangerous as a visitor with the Atlanta Braves.
Uggla looks to stay hot and help Atlanta earn its ninth victory in its last 11 road meetings...