Found August 10, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Jordan Walden
TEAMS: Atlanta Braves
getty images Jordan Walden was charged with the lone run in Saturday nights game against the Marlins which saw the Braves 14 game win streak end. Walden was also hit  with a comebacker in the ninth inning. X-rays on Walden’s right hand came back negative and the Braves will be hopeful that he avoids the disabled list. X-rays on Walden’s right hand negative, little swollen but as of now it’s not expected to be a DL thing. — David O’Brien (@ajcbraves) August 11, 2013 Walden has appeared in 43 games this season and holds a 2.50 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP this season. The Braves will continue to count on the 25-year-0ld to be a valuable piece at the back end of their bullpen.

Braves Activate Laird, Option Cunningham

The Atlanta Braves continue to get healthy as they activated catcher Gerald Laird off the disabled list and optioned outfielder Todd Cunningham to Triple-A Gwinnett.  Laird will be in uniform and available to play against the Marlins Sunday. Laird went on the disabled list August 3, retroactive to July 26 with a kidney stone ailment. Laird has been a solid contributor for the Braves...

Brian McCann Out With Sore Knee

For the second consecutive game, Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann will sit out with a sore knee.  Evan Gattis will again catch and bat clean-up. According to Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Carroll Rogers, McCann told manager Fredi Gonzalez that he aggravated the knee catching Brandon Beachy before Friday night’s game. Rogers quoted McCann as saying: “I tried to play...

Jordan Schafer Expected Back Saturday Night

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer will be activated before Saturday night’s game, according to Dave O’Brien of the AJC. Schafer, who has been out with a stress fracture in his right ankle, has been rehabbing at Triple-A Gwinnett.  Schafer was only 2 of 32 in 8 rehab games at Gwinnett, so his timing still has not returned, even though he is ready to play physically. ...

Beachy Pitches Braves to 14th Straight Win

Beachy recorded his first win of the season Friday night The Atlanta Braves put together a big first inning as they blanked the Miami Marlins for their 14th straight win.  A stellar start from Brandon Beachy, combined with good hitting, was a recipe for success for the Braves on Friday night. Enough cannot be said about Brandon Beachy’s start on Friday night.  Especially since...

Baby Mac!

Braves catcher Brian McCann enjoys some family time with his 1-year old son Colt in the dug out before playing the Marlins in a MLB baseball game on Sunday, August 11, 2013, in Atlanta. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM Braves catcher Brian McCann enjoys some family time with his wife Ashley and 1-year old son Colt before playing the Marlins in a MLB baseball game on Sunday, August...

Three Cuts: Beachy-led Braves roll to 14th straight win

ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 5-0 win over the Miami Marlins, clinching Atlanta's 14th straight victory. 1. The Braves might be experiencing one of the least-pressurized, big-time win streaks of the last 10 years Here's where perception trumps reality: All told, Atlanta tallied only seven hits on Friday. And yet, this game had the feel...

Braves' Brian McCann dealing with sore knee

The Atlanta Braves have given catcher Brian McCann the past two days off, allowing him to rest his sore right knee. The ailment -- which has been lingering -- flared up on Friday, and McCann has been out of the lineup since, beyond making a pinch-hit appearance on Saturday. Manager Fredi Gonzalez told reporters -- including Eric Single of -- that McCann's absence...

Waffle House song tribute to Braves

On Thursday, we brought you the information about how the Waffle House at Turner Field has been the catalyst to the Atlanta Braves' winning streak. A day later, we bring you Waffle Ball, a tribute song from the southern staple to their favorite team: It's bound to be a smash ... hit.

Braves win lucky 13, face Marlins at home

Since returning from the DL on Aug. 3, B.J. Upton is hitting .476 (10-for-21) with 2 doubles. The Washington Nationals, previously referred to as the team to beat in the National League East by almost all of baseball, opened the doors to the Braves at Nationals Park for a 3-game series and closed the door on all hope of winning the division in 2013. As Thomas Boswell wrote this week...

Braves 5, Marlins 0

Justin Upton, Chris Johnson and Brian McCann homered, Brandon Beachy pitched eight strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-0 Friday night for their 14th straight victory. The Braves are one victory shy of tying their 2000 team for the longest winning streak since the franchise relocated to Atlanta in 1966. Beachy (1-0) scattered three hits, allowed one walk...

Waffle House song claims the Braves’ winning streak is due to #WaffleBall

Waffle House wrote a song taking credit for the Atlanta Braves' winning streak, calling it Waffle Ball. It's #WaffleBall, y'all.

Braves 9, Marlins 4

Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer and the Braves beat the Miami Marlins 9-4 on Sunday. B.J. Upton drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly and Chris Johnson hit a two-run double in the four-run seventh inning that broke open a tie game. Jason Heyward had four hits, including a run-scoring single in the eighth. Evan Gattis had three, including his run-scoring double in...

Triple Play: Justin Upton, Jonathan Papelbon, Alex Rios

via In this week’s Triple Play, we look at the hottest of several scorching Braves hitters, a closer who can’t put nor shut up, the man tasked with replacing Nelson Cruz, and plus more items like our weekly Wainwright Walk Watch and the Ichiro Hit Tracker. Off we go: Who’s Hot? Justin Upton, Atlanta Welcome back, Justin. It’s been quite a while...

Marlins snap Braves' 14-game winning streak

Two thoughts went through Adeiny Hechavarria’s mind in rapid succession when he stepped in against Jordan Walden to start the ninth inning of a scoreless game Saturday: Get ready for the fastball and make it to third base. Hechavarria got his pitch split the center and left fielders and dove safely into third. Four Walden offerings later Hechavarria sprinted home for the game’s...
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