Posted April 22, 2013 on
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The game between the Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies, the teams with the best record in the majors, was delayed because of snow.
The Braves and Rockies both entered their three-game series that was set to start Monday with 13-5 records, and they'll remain that way another day because Denver was hit with another snowstorm.
The game was rescheduled as part of a split-doubleheader on Tuesday, with the first game set for 1:10 p.m and the previously scheduled night game at 6:40 p.m.
With the Braves cooling off after a 12-1 start, manager Fredi Gonzalez wasn't all that upset over the postponement, though he didn't relish the notion of playing in cold weather.
''It's part of the game,'' Gonzalez said. ''I'll look for a little disruption. We just lost three in a row to the Pirates.''
Atlanta's Mike Minor (2-1) is set to pitch the first game against Jeff Francis (1-1), with Julio Teheran (0-0) starting the night game against Co...
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The Atlanta Braves have been the hottest team in baseball in April and they don’t look to slow down. As of Sunday, they were 13-4 and have a three game lead over the equally potent Washington Nationals. Atlanta’s hot start, has led many a forlorn Braves fan to hold a cautious optimism and are expecting a slump to follow just as bad as the start was good.... Read more
Pastornicky was hitting .351 at Gwinnett before being called up
The Braves called up utility infielder Tyler Pastornicky from AAA Gwinnett on Tuesday. Pastornicky was hitting .351 with a .372 on-base-percentage and .473 slugging percentage at Gwinnett.
Pastornicky had 1 home run and 7 runs-batted-in and stole 3 bases in 4 attempts while accumulating 74 at bats.
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Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton of the Atlanta Braves hit back-to-back homers for the first time in their careers during the fifth inning of the second game in Tuesday's doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies.
It was the 27th time in major league history brothers hit homers in the same game but only the second time they did it in consecutive at-bats. Lloyd and Paul Waner of...
Another snowstorm forced postponement of Monday night's game between the Atlanta Braves and the Colorado Rockies.
The game was rescheduled as part of a split doubleheader on Tuesday, with the first game set for 1:10 p.m and the previously scheduled night game at 6:40 p.m.
The postponement was the third in eight days at Coors Field because of snow. The Rockies and New York Mets...
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B.J. Upton and his brother Justin hit back-to-back homers for the first time, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Colorado Rockies 10-2 Tuesday night to complete a doubleheader sweep that began with the coldest game at Coors Field.
It was the 27th time in major league history that brothers homered in the same game, but only the second time they went deep in consecutive at-bats....
Wilton Lopez continued his disappointing season on Sunday.The stage was set for the perfect ending possible on Sunday for the Colorado Rockies. Eric Young, Jr. was at the plate with the tying run at third base and the winning run at first base. With the Rockies giving away Eric Young, Sr. bobbleheads, and having Young, Sr. throw out the first pitch, it almost seemed like it was meant...
Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward underwent surgery last night to remove his appendix, the team announced in a brief press release.
Atlanta's regularly scheduled contest against the Colorado Rockies was postponed due to snow last night. Long after this cancellation was announced, the Braves released the news that Heyward had underwent the appendectomy. At this point...
DENVER -- On the coldest day at Coors Field, the Atlanta Braves won a game between the hottest teams in the major leagues.
Starting a day-night doubleheader that opened with a 23-degree temperature, Justin Upton hit his major league-leading 10th home run, Dan Uggla and rookie Evan Gattis also connected and the Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 Tuesday.
Reed Johnson, playing...
Braves outfielder Jason Heyward underwent an appendectomy on Monday. Heyward began feeling ill on Sunday and went to the hospital on Monday.
The Braves will place Heyward on the disabled list.
In the absence of Heyward the Braves will use Reed Johnson and Jordan Schafer in the outfield.
Heyward currently has a .121 average to go with two home runs and five RBI this season.
FOX Sports South caught up with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to get his insight on the Braves.
FOX SPORTS SOUTH: The Braves bats primarily went flat in Pittsburgh and they had the one game against the Royals in which they were shut out. What do you think is going on with this team offensively?
CHIP CARAY: The offense we are seeing is the offense that was put together as advertised...
On a frigid Tuesday in Denver when the temperature only reached a chilly 30 degrees at Coors Field, B.J. Upton and Justin Upton hit back-to-back home runs for the Atlanta Braves in the top of 5th inning during the team’s romp over the host Colorado Rockies. In doing so, the Upton brothers became the 27th sibling tandem to hit home runs in the same game but only the second brother...
Wilton Lopez scratches his shoulder when he gives up game winning runs
The Rockies have been one of the surprises of the season so far and we still aren’t quite sure how they’re doing it. But whatever it is, today they did not do it. Wilton Lopez entered into the 9th looking to collect the save for the Rockies with them only up one run. They were at Colorado so I guess...