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Back-to-back sweeps are exactly what the Braves needed to make a statement at the beginning of the 2013 campaign.
With the power of Justin Upton, now tied at 6 home runs to lead all of Major League Baseball, the Braves have put their offensive potential on display in the early going. Just as powerful as Justin Upton’s bat is Atlanta’s rotation. Sandwiched between ace Tim Hudson and rookie Julio Teheran is a dominant threesome of starters–Maholm, Medlen and Minor–that will pitch their way into many a headline. Both Maholm and Minor have been nearly untouchable in their combined four outings. And the Braves have a rare gem in Evan Gattis. Fredi Gonzalez announced this week that Gattis will be getting the majority of the playing time behind the plate until Brian McCann returns from the DL or until the hot bat of Gattis cools–whichever comes first.
Fresh off the sweep of Chicago, the Braves entered their first game at Marlins Park with Paul Maholm on the mound. In a park that ha...
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During Atlanta's 8-0 win in Miami last night, the Atlanta offense struggled for the first four innings before exploding in the fifth. Andrelton Simmons started the scoring with an RBI single, and Braves rookie catcher Evan Gattis extended the lead to four runs with a three-run homer. But the real cherry on top during the inning was this monstrous home run by Braves third baseman...
The unusual journey Evan Gattis traveled to get to the majors with the Atlanta Braves took him to a new destination Friday night: first base.
Thrown into a position he hasn't played since seven games in Class A in 2011, the 26-year-old rookie took some practice grounders before Atlanta's game against the Washington Nationals.
''I knew it was a possibility, for sure...
Pitching is still the Braves strength
The Braves are off to a fast 8-1 start and their newly found power is what everyone is seemingly talking about. Atlanta is tied for the National League lead in homers and some of their biggest power hitters have yet to flex their muscles.
Justin Upton leads the majors with six home runs and Evan Gattis is hitting Paul Bunyan type blasts. ...
ATLANTA -- At times, the Evan Gattis story reads like a Hollywood script.
Wednesday night, with the Braves taking on the lowly Marlins in Miami, was one of those nights.
Gattis belted his third home run of the season against the Marlins the rest of the league is starting to take notice, too. His story is becoming famous. His roller-coaster ride of odd jobs en route to the majors...
Bonus notes from our MLB on Fox broadcast of the Braves-Nationals game on Saturday . . .
Before each of the first two games of this series, Braves rookie catcher Evan Gattis sat quietly at his locker, wearing headphones, staring at his iPad and studying opposing pitchers.
"I look at all the pitchers getting hit," Gattis said, laughing. "I don't want to see ...
From moppin' floors to Turner Field
Tim Hudson pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, Evan Gattis homered, and the Atlanta Braves beat Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals 3-1 Saturday for their eighth straight victory.
Hudson (2-0) allowed one run, walked none and struck out three in improving his lifetime record against Washington to 15-5. Not only did the right-hander outpitch Strasburg, but he also...
FOX Sports South: The Braves swept the Cubs and swept the Marlins but its the Nationals that are their real measuring stick. What do you expect to see this weekend?
Chip Caray: Everyones going to assign an awful lot of important to this series but this is the first three of 19 times that they play these guys. It is an early-season measuring stick and a barometer for both of these...
After watching a four-run lead slip away in an extra-innings loss to the Atlanta Braves on Friday night, the Washington Nationals were anxious to come back and shut the Braves down on Saturday afternoon. But Tim Hudson, Evan Gattis and an untimely error proved to be too much for the Nationals to rally against in the 3-1 loss.
What we learned today:
Zim isn’t invincible...
Chris Davis, Michael Morse, Justin Upton. These are your current MLB leaders in home runs at 6. Who cares if it’s only April 11th. The season has been going FOR ALMOST TWO WEEKS ALREADY. Time to start keeping track. All three of these players were somewhat recently cast off by their former teams. Davis went to the Orioles last year, Morse was traded to the Mariners...