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The Braves wrapped up week 3 of exhibition play at spring training this week, going 4-3 with a convincing win with a split squad against the Yankees Saturday.
This week’s scores (3/10-3/16)
This week, as the roster was pared down, the final roster decisions were aligning. With his opposite field hitting and improved defense, Juan Francisco looks to be the Opening Day recipient of a slight majority of playing time at third base. Francisco is continuing the strong offseason he began playing in the Dominican Winter League where he hit .307 with 9 homers and 29 RBIs in 34 games. This Spring, Francisco is hitting .311 with 14 hits in 16 games. He does, however, have 14 strikeouts to match those 14 hits, a stat that was addressed here at BravesWire by Darren Schienbein early in the week. For as often as Roadrunner strikes out, he gets ...
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(Click on picture to animate) Some good, some bad, some ugly today in Orlando at ESPN's Wide World of Sports as the Phillies took on the Atlanta Braves. The game had plenty of offensive output and plenty of sloppy pitching and defense. The Braves had two touchdowns and a field...
Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy is right on schedule according to manager Freddi Gonzalez. Beachy underwent Tommy John surgery last season but has pitched great thus far as he works his way back to the major leagues.
“He’s on target,” Gonzalez said. “He’s thrown some bullpens, he’s played some long catch and he hasn’t had any setbacks.”
The absence of Beachy...
Recently retired, Chipper Jones appears ready to make a foray into the world of broadcasting, starting with a weekly appearance on NBC Sports Radio.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Julio Teheran struck out seven in six innings, Chris Johnson homered and Freddie Freeman hit a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning Sunday as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 2-1.
Bidding to earn the fifth spot in the Braves' rotation, Teheran allowed a leadoff homer to Jordany Valdespin, then gave up just two more hits. He walked two...
Justin Upton was 3 for 3 with two homers and six RBIs, and the Atlanta Braves overcame a bad start by Kris Medlen in a 17-10 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday.
Upton hit a two-run homer in the first inning against Rodrigo Lopez, connected for a three-run shot in the third off Colton Murray and had a RBI single in fifth and also drew a walk. Acquired from Arizona in...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Paul Maholm pitched two-hit ball for six innings and Juan Francisco homered to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 4-0 victory over a New York Yankees split-squad on Saturday.
Maholm, who struck out four and walked one, has not allowed a run over 14 2-3 innings in his past three spring starts.
Francisco's two-run drive in the fifth inning off David Phelps was...
Julio Teheran struck out seven in six innings, Chris Johnson homered and Freddie Freeman hit a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning Sunday as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 2-1.
Bidding to earn the fifth spot in the Braves' rotation, Teheran allowed a leadoff homer to Jordany Valdespin, then gave up just two more hits. He walked two.
Johnson homered in the fourth...
I've had this conversation with a few friends over the years, which Braves are men versus which ones are boys. It's just a silly thing and nothing is meant to be a slight against them, but some just seem more boyish and some are obviously grown ups.
The most recent conversation started last week...
And carried over to this week...
And brought Alison in on it as well....
In a barnburner of an exhibition game, the Phillies stuck nine runs to Kris Medlen in five innings but could never overcome the lead surrendered by Rodrigo Lopez and the Phils lost 17-10 in Orlando.
The Phillies offense has been running on all cylinders and today was no exception. Dom Brown drove a 1-2 Medlen pitch to deep right center in the fifth for a two run home run...