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Hoping to continue their 7-game winning streak, the Braves were derailed by the San Francisco Giants Tuesday night. They then lost the second game of the series after midnight in the 11th inning. The Braves were able to salvage the third game of the series, avoiding the sweep, behind an awesome outing by veteran Tim Hudson.
It was an interesting series for veteran Chipper Jones. In game 2, Chipper Jones hit a solo homer, tying him with George Brett for the most RBIs by a third baseman. He called out his former teammate, Melky Cabrera, for antics that angered players and Atlanta fans alike. And, on defense, he made a spectacular play that may have jarred his finicky knees causing two throwing errors and a few days on the bench to rest. Fredi Gonzalez has said he would like to see Chipper play in 3 of 4 games against the Nats.
The line score for each of the three games against the Giants:
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Shortstop -- make that infielder-outfielder -- Tyler Pastornicky has been out in the outfield catching batted balls after taking some hacks in the cage before batting practice for the Atlanta Braves. Pastornicky will likely be optioned back to Class AAA Gwinnett once shortstop Jack Wilson comes off the disabled iist; he's eligible to come off on July 29 but first will be playing...
Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says outfielder Nate Schierholtz is ready to move on if another team wants to give him a larger role. Schierholtz doesn’t get very much playing time these days for the San Francisco Giants.
“There’s no place I’d rather play than here, says Schierholtz. “It’s where I grew up. It’s home to me. I love the fans. I love the...
Welp, the Giants blew their chance at a sixth consecutive win, falling 3-2 to the Braves today. Madison Bumgarner pitched very well (7 IP, 8 K, 0 BB, 3 H, 2 ER), but two of the three hits he allowed left the yard — and that was the difference in the game. But who can complain about a series win on the road in Atlanta? The Giants are now 5-1 in the second half; I’ll take it.
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy tried to head off any potential mild controversy Friday when he refuted a report by a national baseball writer on Twitter that claimed that Buster Posey would not catch Tim Lincecum the rest of this season. "Completely false," Bochy told reporters before the Giants' 7-2 win at Philadelphia. Eli Whiteside was behind the plate...
The Atlanta Braves have placed outfielder Matt Diaz on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised right thumb.
They also activated left-hander Jonny Venters from the DL and added right-hander Randall Delgado from Triple-A Gwinnett before Saturday's day-night doubleheader against Washington. Diaz batted .222 in 51 games. Out since July 5 with an impingement in his pitching elbow...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Freddie Freeman and David Ross hit home runs as the Atlanta Braves made the most of their three hits to beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Thursday to avoid a sweep.
Tim Hudson (8-4) helped an Atlanta bullpen that was drained by Wednesday night's 9-4 loss in 11 innings. He gave up eight hits and two runs in 7 1-3 innings to outpitch Giants left-hander Madison...
Freddie Freeman and David Ross hit home runs as the Atlanta Braves made the most of their three hits to beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Thursday to avoid a sweep.
Tim Hudson (8-4) helped an Atlanta bullpen that was drained by Wednesday night's 9-4 loss in 11 innings. He gave up eight hits and two runs in 7 1-3 innings to outpitch Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ben Sheets pitched six shutout innings, Brian McCann and Chipper Jones homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 4-0 on Saturday in the opening game of a day-night doubleheader
Outdueling Nationals starter Edwin Jackson (5-6), Sheets (2-0) extended his scoreless innings streak to 12 in his return after missing last season because of Tommy John...
Episode 84: Santiago Ca-See-Ya is out!
In the eighty-fourth episode, Thomas and Danny talk with Wendy Thurm about the Giants, playoff hopes, Brandon Belt, the bullpen, and much more, and speak with Chris Faina of LND Apparel about their new MelkMen t-shirt.
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Chipper Jones and Lance Berkman both made terribly hilarious plays on defense yesterday, but which was worse? I’ll go with the one that allowed the Giants to score. (-_-)
National broadcasters are an easy target. Hall of Fame announcer Tim McCarver, for example, had a whole website dedicated to his quotes (though it seems to have been taken down). FireJoeMorgan.com was a hit back in the day, dedicated to its namesake and many others, and other sites have sprung up to immortalize the gems coming from the mouths of the best and brightest.
Now, I understand...
A balk and then he forgets the outs, what can’t Tim Lincecum do
Cross posted from Bay Area Sports Guy:
One of the hardest questions as a Giants fan is do you want to offer Melky Carbrera a long term contact. If so, how high would you be willing to go?
Complicating the matter is the fact that he has two distinct periods in career, on e in which he has produced at a below average rate and one at an above average rate. Prior to his 2011 stint...