Found May 12, 2013 on Georgia Sports Craze:
Some like to look at these early season match-ups between first place teams as potential playoff clashes later in the year. If that's the case, then the Atlanta Braves had best hope the San Francisco Giants go into a tailspin before October arrives. In losing the four-game series to the defending World Champs, the Braves managed only four runs and 14 hits in the final three games, coming

Atlanta Braves Activate Paul Janish, Lose Three Others

The Atlanta Braves have activated infielder Paul Janish from the 15-day disabled list and have decided to option him to their Triple-A Gwinnett minor league affiliate. In other moves the Braves have released outfielder Jordan Parraz and pitcher Dusty Hughes while pitcher Kameron Loe has elected for free agency after clearing waivers, having been designated for assignment a few days...

Upton punctuates return with monster homer, game

PHOENIX -- Kirk Gibson and Justin Upton used to run into each other before every Diamondbacks game. Literally run into each other. Bolo each other was what Gibson called it. Those who said the two did not get along did not see that. Their meeting was less physical Monday, when Upton returned to Chase Field for the first time since the January seven-player trade that remade both...

Braves Shake Up Batting Order

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, looking to get more life into a line-up that has scored only three runs the past two games against the Giants, has shaken things up. Here’s today’s batting order against the Giants: 1. RF: Jordan Schafer 2. SS: Ramiro Pena 3. C: Brian McCann 4. LF: Justin Upton 5. 1B: Freddie Freeman 6. 2B: Dan Uggla 7. CF: B.J. Upton 8. 3B: Juan Francisco 9. SP...

Jason Heyward struggles in rehab games

The Atlanta Braves plan to activate outfielder Jason Heyward from the disabled list on Monday before a series against the Diamondbacks begins. Heyward began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday. Thus far Heyward has failed to register a hit. On Saturday he was 0-for-3 and was hit by a pitch. He will make his final rehab appearance on Sunday.

San Francisco Giants Recall Brett Pill Optioned Francisco Peguero

The San Francisco Giants have optioned outfielder Francisco Peguero to their Triple-A Fresno minor league affiliate. This move was in accordance to making room for first baseman Brett Pill on the active roster whom they recalled from the same farm club. He is expected to add power off of the bench and possibly serve as the designated hitter in games against the Toronto Blue Jays...

Justin Upton homers vs. former mates

Justin Upton had a huge night in his return to Arizona with the Atlanta Braves. Making his first trip to Chase Field as a visiting player, Upton homered and had four hits in Atlanta's 10-1 victory over the Diamondbacks on Monday night. Before the first pitch, he said his goal was to treat it like any other game. Turned out, it wasn't. This three-game series against Arizona...

Melky Cabrera will get his World Series ring from the San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants lost Melky Cabrera to a swarm of controversy during the 2012 regular season. They will extend the ultimate olive branch to  Cabrera on Tuesday when they play his new team the Toronto Blue Jays. Please click here to read/watch this story. The post Melky Cabrera will get his World Series ring from the San Francisco Giants appeared first on Players View.

Giants wrap up strong homestand

Pablo Sandoval splashed a home run into McCovey Cove, Brandon Belt and Marco Scutaro also connected to back Tim Lincecum, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Sunday to wrap up a strong homestand. Lincecum (3-2) struck out seven in seven scoreless innings to end a three-start winless stretch in which he went 0-2. He also stopped a four-start skid against Atlanta...

Will Jonny Venters Return to the Braves in 2013?

The Atlanta Braves have been without relief pitcher Jonny Venters since late March, when he was shut down with soreness in his pitching elbow. This is the same left elbow that Dr. James Andrews performed Tommy John surgery on in 2006. Venters threw off the mound for the first time in over a month this past Thursday, and unfortunately it was a session that ended prematurely. He was only

Upton huge game in his return to Arizona

Justin Upton snapped a 14-game homerless drought and had four hits to help the Atlanta Braves rout the Diamondbacks 10-1 on Monday night in his return to Arizona. Upton, the first overall pick by Arizona in the 2005 amateur draft, was playing his first game at Chase Field since the offseason trade that sent him and third baseman Chris Johnson to Atlanta in a seven-player deal. ...

Braves vs Prado, tonight!

Raise your hand if you missed this guy... Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America Norm Hall/Getty Images North America Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America Dustin Bradford/Getty Images North America Elsa/Getty Images North America Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America We miss you too, Marteen. Just sneak onto the Braves team...

Giants Score 10, Bumgarner Strikes Out 11 in Win Over Braves

Madison Bumgarner struck out eleven over seven innings as the San Francisco Giants won 10-1 over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday afternoon. The Giants’ offense started early with a home run from Pablo Sandoval in the first inning. Sandoval is batting .315 with 5 home runs and 25 RBI on the season but needed to take a moment in the fifth inning after being hit in the wrist by a pitch...

Giants-Blue Jays Preview

A matchup of Cy Young Award winners will take a backseat to an unusual reunion for the San Francisco Giants. Outfielder Melky Cabrera, suspended for drug use last season and now with the Toronto Blue Jays, faces his former team for the first time Tuesday night in Canada. San Francisco's Barry Zito (3-1, 2.75 ERA) and Toronto's R.A. Dickey (2-5, 5.06) will start the opener...

Braves Lead Only One as Nationals Win Fifth Straight

The Washington Nationals won their fifth straight last night as they beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 at Nationals Park, and coupled with the Braves 8-2 loss to the Giants, the Nationals have closed within a game of the National League Eastern Division race.  The Braves have held sole possession of first place since April 7. The Nationals are finally starting to show some Nattitude. Normally...

Braves-Diamondbacks Preview

After calling Chase Field home for his first six major league seasons, Justin Upton is set to play his first game there as a visitor Monday night. Upton will try to help the Atlanta Braves break out against the Arizona Diamondbacks - his former team - in a matchup of two slumping offenses. The No. 1 overall pick by the Diamondbacks in 2005, Upton drove in 67 runs in 150 games in...
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