Found June 12, 2012 on
Fox Sports South:
Fredi Gonzalez has talked about the blips.
You know, the proverbial blips on the radar.
That's how he's described some of the starts by the Braves' youngest starters a two-person group that includes Randall Delgado and Mike Minor this year.
Blips is a mild way to describe the bumps, some bigger than others, those two have faced this year. The latest one came in the form of the big, bad New York Yankees and their powerful bats.
But you know what, Delgado actually caused more damage to himself than the Yankees inflicted on him in their 3-0 victory over the Braves on Monday night.
He allowed five hits in five innings, but it was his career-high six walks and a wild pitch that caused the most consternation among the Braves. Only one of those batters scored, but innings were prolonged and his pitch count escalated because of those walks, soaring to 110 in just five innings.
"It was his first time facing the New York Yankees with 40,000-plus in the stands," G...
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Bobby Cox not only knows how to manage a pitching staff, when to hit and run and to let Chipper Jones be Chipper Jones, but he also has some Sherlock Holmes in him. It was Cox, who spent 23 combined years as the Braves manager sandwiched around five years of being the general manager, who snuffed out an imposter who claimed to be an old Braves coach during an alumni reunion of...
The Atlanta Braves activated veteran third baseman Chipper Jones from the 15-day disabled list, the team announced Sunday. Jones, who has announced he will retire after 19 years with the Braves, had been suffering from a left leg bruise. He was back in the third spot in the batting order against the Toronto Blue Jays. He was hitting .307 with five homers and 24 RBIs before he...
Atlanta Braves left fielder Martin Prado lost his balance and fell to the ground after a big swing and miss on a pitch during his at-bat in the fourth inning of Sunday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
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Prado swung hard at a pitch down and in from Blue Jays pitcher Ricky Romero and could not keep himself from falling.
Dan Ugga's on-base % stands at .388 (top-10 in NL). On June 11, 2011, it was .245.
One word to describe the Braves in 2012 is streaky. For good and bad, so far the Braves seem to be grouping their wins and their losses. Heading into a 3-game series with the Blue Jays, the Braves had won 4 straight. They added to that streak by taking the first 2 from the Jays, but ended their...
Martin Prado embarrasses himself, but it’s understandable in the context of the game. Chris Perez? Not so much. Hopefully this will be the most disgusting GIF I will make this year
Ode to Julio Teheran: Atlanta, if you're gonna bring him up, don't have him face my former employers. Also, as good as Teheran was last year, he has quietly not been that good this year. That being said, he's 21 years old. He's the youngest starting pitcher in all of baseball now. And I'll tell you what, when it's all said and done? Teheran is going...
My friend Jane met her favorite Brave Marteen at the Hall of Fame luncheon, and it seems like it was everything she hoped it would be!
I'm a mess twitter.com/inthecalzone/s…
— jane (@inthecalzone) June 12, 2012
It's even better when you go look at it on her Twitter page. :D
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More to share, gameday pics coming up soon....
ATLANTA (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez hit his 23rd career grand slam, matching Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig's record, and the New York Yankees scored six runs in the eighth inning to rally for a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
Nick Swisher hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Cory Gearrin two batters after Rodriguez connected against Jonny Venters.
CC Sabathia (8-3) left...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Brett Lawrie and Colby Rasmus each homered and drove in three runs and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied from an early four-run deficit to beat the Atlanta Braves 12-4 on Sunday.
The Braves' six-game winning streak ended even though they led 4-0 after three innings. Blue Jays left-hander Ricky Romero lasted only four innings.
Toronto took the lead with six runs...
Atop the grand slam list
As the New York Yankees visited the Atlanta Braves, the Yanks found themselves in a late hole. With the score 4-0 in favor of the Braves in the top of the eighth inning, Alex Rodriguez stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and one out. As the drama would play out, the count would go full. Braves pitcher Jonny Venters knew that one mistake could dearly...
ATLANTA -- Alex Rodriguez's eighth-inning grand slam tied the Braves at 4-4, and Nick Swisher followed two batters later with a two-run home run to send the New York Yankees to a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. It was the 10th home run for each of them, and it was Rodriguez's first grand slam of the season and the 23rd of his career. They made a winner...
Monday: New York Yankees at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. (FOX Sports South, Peachtree TV); Ivan Nova (7-2, 5.09 ERA) vs. Randall Delgado (4-5, 4.26)
Tuesday: New York Yankees at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. (FOX Sports South, Peachtree TV, MLB); CC Sabathia (7-2, 3.69) vs. Mike Minor (3-4, 6.57)
Wednesday: New York Yankees at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. (FOX Sports South, Peachtree TV, ESPN); Hiroki Kuroda...
RHP Ivan Nova (7-2, 5.09 ERA)
RHP Randall Delgado (4-5, 4.26 ERA)
7:10 p.m., YES Network
LHP C.C. Sabathia (7-3, 3.69 ERA)
LHP Mike Minor (3-4, 6.57 ERA)
7:10 p.m., MY9 and MLB Network
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (5-6, 3.46 ERA)
7:10 p.m., YES Network and ESPN
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