Posted April 20, 2013 on
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The Braves have placed infielder Blake DeWitt on the 15-day disabled list and recalled right-hander David Carpenter from Triple-A Gwinnett.
DeWitt has lower back soreness, an injury that limited him to just 48 games last season between the major leagues and minor leagues in the Chicago Cubs' organization. He is 1 for 3 in four games for Atlanta after beginning the season with Gwinnett.
Carpenter was in uniform for Saturday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates after going 1-2 with a 4.76 ERA in four relief appearances with Gwinnett.
In 2011-12, Carpenter pitched in 67 games with Houston and Toronto. He was converted from a catcher to a pitcher in 2009 while in St. Louis' farm system.
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Thursday’s game for the Atlanta Braves was full of plays that have made up the team’s season almost a month into the game: timely hits, a quality outing from the pitching staff, and balls flying out of the ballpark to help the Braves secure another victory, this one over the Pittsburgh Pirates by the final score of 6-4. Along with home runs from the Uptons and Chris Johnson came...
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1. I am so amused this is "news".
2. CG = Cory Gearrin / Cary Grant, right?
3. Glad to know Freddie approves. :D
4. In all seriousness, I think he's pulling it off. I like it.
Braves pitchers have been lights out this season
Braves pitching has been outstanding in 2013 and the team ERA (2.19) is a full run less than the next best team in the National League (LA Dodgers 3.26). ERA is the stat most fans use to measure pitching, but WHIP (walks plus hits divided by innings pitched) is the stat that many baseball experts think gives a better indication of...
MLB News: On Friday the Atlanta Braves signed outfielder Nick Weglarz to a minor league deal. While it is not known where he will be assigned, we are assuming that it will be Triple-A Gwinnett. The one-time solid prospect who started his career at the age of 17 had fallen out of favor with the Cleveland Indians and was in camp with the Tampa Bay Rays this spring. Once displaying...
Uggla often starts slow and picks it up as the season progresses
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has inserted two bench players into today’s starting line-up against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Pirates will send left-handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez to the mound today. Sanchez has a 12.96 ERA through two starts this season. His last appearance was this past Tuesday night...
On Saturday, April 20, the Pittsburgh Pirates will be giving out an Andrew McCutcheon bobblehead — referred to as “Clutch Bobblehead” in a nod to McCutcheon’s nickname — to the first 25,000 fans through the gates at PNC Park for the team’s game against the Atlanta Braves. The Andrew McCutcheon bobblehead features Rawlings Gold Glove and Louisville Silver Slugger awards...
The Braves were shut out for the third time this season, losing to the Pirates 6-0 in Pittsburgh Friday night. Here's three observations from the game:
1. Cole Hamels and Stephen Strasburg did not out-duel Tim Hudson, but Wandy Rodriguez sure did
After cruising through his past two starts two earned runs allowed in 13 23 innings pitched for wins Nos. 198 and 199, Hudson&...
view from Jenna's season ticket seats
Things you need to know before we get to the pictures...
1. Lisa offered me her season tickets since she couldn't go (this is her view), and I invited Alison to come since she'd missed opening week after being super-sick. Lisa is great.
2. Jenna invited Alison and I to come up and sit with her, and that was awesome too. Jenna is also...
Braves (13-3) at Pirates (8-8)
7:05 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
The Bucs go for two in a row against the Braves tonight at PNC. It’s Andrew McCutchen bobblehead night, so there should be a solid crowd (which is good, since there haven’t been any good crowds since the opener). A win would clinch a series split for the Bucs, which would be a very strong result...
Braves (13-2) at Pirates (7-8)
7:05 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
The Bucs look to even this weekend’s series with the red-hot Braves tonight after a tough defeat late in last night’s game.
Programming note: This was originally scheduled to be another MLB Network telecast, but the Pens game has been postponed tonight due to the events in Boston. As a...
Here is Jonathan Sanchez's line from this afternoon:
3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 5 K
And here is Kris Medlen's line:
6 IP, 7 H, 3R, 1 BB, 6 K
That's not a line that would seem to bear well for the Pirates, but they found a way anyway today, mostly on the bullpen and on Russell Martin. The bullpen was excellent today. Combined, they went six shutout innings...
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1:35 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
The Pirates go for a series win an 3 of 4 against the Braves this afternoon, which would be quite an accomplishment. Even if they lose and split the series, I’ll happily take that result considering the facts that the Braves were playing incredible ball coming in to Pittsburgh and that the Bucs...
I get accused of being negative. A lot. Right now I’m going to do something a little different because the past two games have really impressed me. The positives. The biggest positive I’m seeing right now is that the Pirates are winning these games completely. As a fanbase we often say things like, “well sure…