Found September 07, 2012 on
New York Mets
Tommy Hanson struck out 8 batters through 5.2 innings Tuesday
When the full story of the 2012 season is written, there will be two story lines for the Atlanta Braves: A streaky team who, when winning, shows absolute dominance, and a team that pressed on despite the various pieces not clicking all at once.
The latter of those story lines was on display against the Colorado Rockies the past 4 days as the pitching, minus Tommy Hanson, was incredible and the offense was, well, not. While the Braves notched 25 hits over 4 games, they went a horrid 3-for-35 with runners in scoring position.
Kris Medlen, freshly minted National League Pitcher of the Month for August, continued on the incredible streak he began when he joined the rotation. Medlen, who in recent weeks has been referred to as the next Greg Maddux, has only 1 unearned run on his line in his past 37 1/3 innings and the team has won each of the last 18 games he has started going back to 2010. Medlen has 50 strikouts and has allo...
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The Atlanta Braves started the season with a five man rotation that could be down to one original member once Ben Sheets comes off the disabled list. It would really be two since Tim Hudson was technically part of the rotation even though he missed the first week or two recovering from an injury. What interests me, is how the Braves had a reasonably strong rotation with Tommy Hanson...
ATLANTA If you dont recognize all the new faces in the Braves dugout, dont worry. You have company.
The Braves, like all the clubs in the majors, have been adding players to their rosters since Sept. 1, when they expanded from 25 to 40 players.Lets take a look at the recent additions, some of who are familiar faces, and some arent:
ATLANTA Mike Minor had a simple explanation why the Colorado Rockies couldnt touch his pitches.
I threw a lot of crap in there early, he said. I dont think they knew what was coming.
If confusion was his best ally, he should employ it more often. Minor struggled with his control, as has often been the case this year, but he didnt allow a hit until the seventh inning on Wednesday...
Kris Medlen extended Atlanta's scoreless streak to 31 innings for its best string in more than 20 years, slumping Brian McCann drove in four runs with four hits and the Braves beat the New York Mets 11-3 on a stormy Saturday.
A tornado touched down in Queens about 15 miles away several hours before the game. When the grounds crew struggled to control the billowing tarp before...
The Chipper Jones farewell tour that has been making its way across the country since the season began is slowly coming to an end. With time running out on the career of the future Hall of Famer there are only a few more road games left for the Braves before the playoffs start, [...]
Jim Tracy wasn't sure what happened. All of a sudden, the ball was rolling behind the pitcher's mound, and Juan Francisco was racing home with a run for the Atlanta Braves.
As it turned out, with the only run of the game.
An inexplicable error on a routine toss from the catcher to pitcher wound up costing the Colorado Rockies a second straight 1-0 loss to the Braves on...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Tim Hudson pitched seven scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves posted their second straight 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, winning both times with an unearned run.
This was an especially galling loss for the Rockies. Juan Francisco raced home with the lone run when Colorado starter Jhoulys Chacin (2-5) dropped a routine throw back to the mound...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Paul Maholm and the Atlanta Braves are making their best pitch for the playoffs.
Maholm and the Braves bullpen combined to give Atlanta three straight shutouts for the first time in exactly a decade, and the NL wild-card leaders beat the New York Mets 3-0 on Friday night.
Coming off two 1-0 wins over Colorado, the Braves' staff stretched its scoreless streak...
By Dave Buscema, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- The Braves followed a familiar formula Saturday, getting another strong pitching performance from Kris Medlen, but this time Atlanta added a little more offense than it had produced recently. With help from a career high-tying four hits, a homer and four RBI from Brian McCann, the Braves produced an 11-3 win in a game delayed by...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Every which way Chipper Jones turned at Citi Field, someone wanted to thank him.
Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon presented the Atlanta star with a pricey piece of 3-D artwork. A policeman gave him a firm handshake, an usher provided a pat on the back. A man intercepted Jones in the hallway near the clubhouse, reached into a shopping bag and handed over...
Believe it or not, the Mets have actually been winning games here lately. Tonight they begin a three-game series at home with the Atlanta Braves and will aim to keep the good times rolling.
New York has finally started to start piecing together wins, having gone 8-3 over their last 11 games to put them at 65-72 on the season. It’s obviously still been a disappointing season overall...
The Atlanta Braves (79-60) beat the New York Mets (65-73) 3-0, last night from Citi Field in Flushing, NY.
W - Paul Maholm (12-9), L - Jon Niese (10-9), S - Craig Kimbrel (35)
Jon Niese did well through six innings, even though he gave up the game winning HR to Jason Heyward in the 4th inning. Overall he pitched 6 innings, allowed 5 hits, gave up a solo HR and struck...