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The Braves put another series win under their belts as they make their way to the postseason. Their record stands at 85-54 and they hold a 14 game lead on the Washington Nationals in the National League East.
Kameron Loe surrendered 11 hits & 5 ER in 4 1/3 inn Wed.
Though the Braves took 2-of-3 from the Mets, they weren’t without a hiccup or two. The Braves dropped the series finale to the Mets after spot starter Kameron Loe struggled mightily against Mets’ offense and continued his trend of giving up far too many long balls. Loe, who has pitched for 3 MLB teams this season, has allowed 11 dingers in 22 big league innings. Unfortunately, that trend continued when Loe gave up 2 homers in the game. In 4 1/3 innings, Loe allowed 5 runs on a whopping 11 hits.
Entering Kameron Loe’s start Wednesday, the Braves were 27-8 with 2.66 ERA in past 35 games, and 19-4 with a 2.53 ERA in their past 23 home games. Their starting pitching, minus a few anomalies in Wood’s last outing and as Maho...
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The Atlanta Braves have been cruising all season long. They have not taken their foot off the pedal, only to accelerate against their other National League East opponents. This club has a 14 game lead over the second place Washington Nationals and have the best record in baseball at 85-55.
Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Minor throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the...
The Atlanta Braves lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers for the best record in the National League now stands at a slim two games, with 23 games left in the season. The Pittsburgh Pirates are 4 games behind the Braves, followed by the St. Louis Cardinals at 5. Wednesday afternoon the Braves started Kameron Loe on the mound, and had Elliott Johnson at third base, Paul Janish at shortstop...
Will Braves fans show up for the first round games? When the Atlanta Braves started their long run of excellence in the early ’90s, Braves fans just couldn’t get enough. Season ticket sales soared and playoff tickets were at a premium. I remember the World Series in 1991, when Braves fans felt lucky if they could find a scalped ticket for under $1,000. I’ve never been around...
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After watching Kameron Loe pitch Wednesday in the finale against the Mets, I completely understand why the guy hasn’t started above Triple-A in six years.
Fredi Gonzalez gave rookie starter Julio Teheran rest to prevent a tired arm heading into the playoffs. Teheran figures to be a key cog in the Braves postseason run. Atlanta went with...
It shouldn't have been as close as it was.
The Phillies out-hit and out-pitched the Braves from start to finish on Saturday night. So, when fans at Citizen Bank Park saw the score knotted at five runs apiece in the bottom of the 9th, the bewilderment in their faces said it all.
How could this be? How could the Phillies have more than twice the hits and less than half the strikeouts...
The Atlanta Braves scratched Jordan Schafer from yesterday's lineup as the outfielder was recovering from a quad injury suffered during Tuesday's contest, according to Eric Single of MLB.com.
Schafer didn't start Tuesday's game, as he was held out of the starting lineup to give his ailing back a break. Manager Fredi Gonzalez considered the outfielder healthy...
Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan attended Friday night's Philadelphia Phillies game and gave a live interview during the fifth inning to talk about her reign. However, Hagan's interview appeared to be overshadowed by a young Atlanta Braves fan in the lower left corner of the camera shot who made faces and danced around throughout the entire interview. The cameraman tried...
Atlanta Braves' right fielder Jason Heyward met with doctors on Friday and will meet with them again on Monday before he takes additional steps to return to the Braves lineup.
As reported by Michael Radano of MLB.com, he has already been hitting off a tee, but is eager to take his rehab to another level and he tries to recover from a broken jaw suffered August 21 on a pitch...
Andrelton Simmons wanted one more chance. Freddy Galvis didn't give it to him.
Galvis hit a game-ending homer with one out in the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
Atlanta trailed 5-3 going into the ninth, but Simmons hit a two-out two-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon (5-1), who blew his seventh save in 32...
FOXSportsSouth.com checks in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to get the latest on the Braves.
FOX SPORTS SOUTH: So let's rehash some of the Braves' big acquisitions. They bring in the Upton brothers, Chris Johnson and Jordan Walden, get David Carpenter and Jordan Schafer off waivers. Is there any doubt in your mind that general manager Frank Wren should be the executive...
From SB Nation’s “Talking Chop” Blog:
“You know Uggla isn’t hitting well when BJ, Gattis, Laird, and Johnson are all hitting ahead of him.”
“You Uggla isn’t hitting well when the Baseball season starts….”
“I predict Dillion Gee shutting us down for about 7 or 8 innings and we make a late rally and come back to win. Haven’t we seen this before?”
The Atlanta Braves appear in no danger of losing their sizable NL East lead, and only a collapse for the ages - one even bigger than their 2011 debacle - would prevent them from securing a second straight postseason berth.
None of that, not even the team's recent run of eight victories in 10 games, prevents manager Fredi Gonzalez from feeling dejected from time to time.
Atlanta Braves (85-54) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (63-77)
Cliff Lee (11-6, 3.09) vs Mike Minor (13-5, 3.08)
Time: 7:05 ET, Citizens Bank Park
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 72, clear
Media: Twitter and Facebook
With 84 wins, the Atlanta Braves have the best record in baseball. First place is safe for the Braves, as they have a significant 14-game lead over the Washington...
The biggest thing to keep an eye on over the last month will be the spoiler teams that are completely out of the playoff race but are playing good baseball lately, and have plenty of games left against contenders.