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Just when Chipper Jones' farewell gifts couldn't get any more interesting, they did. During his latest stop in Milwaukee, the Brewers presented the Braves third baseman with a cookout kit and a year's supply of sausages. To top it all off, Ryan Braun and Craig Counsell were the ones assigned to give him the gift. "I got to play with him in the World Baseball Classic in 2009, so that was probably my most memorable Chipper experience," left fielder Ryan Braun told "Really getting to know him, to hang out with him, was cool. "I love Chipper. Great player,...

Giant paper airplane interrupts game

Your browser does not support iframes.There's a first for everything, right? I've seen a lot of baseball over my years, but never have I seen a paper airplane fly into the mix. That's precisely what happened during the sixth inning of the New York Mets-Milwaukee Brewers game Saturday night as a a giant-sized paper airplane found itself onto the field near second base...

Brewers' bullpen picks up slack for Marcum

MILWAUKEE A command pitcher without grips on his command is often not a recipe for a good outing on the mound, and on Saturday night, that seemed to be the case for Brewers pitcher Shaun Marcum. Since coming back from shoulder tightness that kept him out of the rotation for around two months, Marcum has struggled mightily with his commandthe calling card that made him a top-of...

Fiers exemplifies Brewers' playoff pressure

MILWAUKEE As it did in the first inning of the Milwaukee Brewers' 7-3 loss on Friday night, Mike Fiers' body language said it all after the game, surrounded by reporters asking about his tough start in the series opener against the Mets. Visibly frustrated, Fiers' shook his head and shrugged his shoulders as he talked about his start a five-inning, four-run affair...

Braves newsletter wants me to come to games in 2013

actual screencap of newsletter   Hey Braves: if you think sending me a picture of Jonny Venters being really excited after a killer strikeout will make me consider 2013 season tickets... ...Well, you're not wrong. ;)   We'll see how the off-season goes.

Kris Medlen Continues to Deal

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kris Medlen has been dialed in since joining the rotation back on July 31st. Medlen, 7-0 with a 0.81 ERA since then, has proved dominant for the Braves who find themselves sitting atop the NL Wild Card standings. The Braves are well ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers, two teams currently battling for that newest Wild Card spot...

Bryce Harper likes Oppo Bombs in Atlanta

Think back to Memorial Day weekend when Bryce Harper said hello to the world by homering to the opposite field in Atlanta off Johnny Venters. Fast forward to last night, where an un-hittable, lights out version of Kris Medlen was on the bump for the Braves. Medlen had a career high 13 strikeouts and was throwing a shutout. Then Bryce Harper took him deep the opposite way. Great...

Peralta sharp as Brewers shut out Mets

MILWAUKEE -- For an organization that has been built around homegrown talent, the Milwaukee Brewers have struggled to develop their own pitchers -- all the more reason for the high hopes surrounding young right-hander Wily Peralta. Making just his third major league start, Peralta showed why he's one of the Brewers' top prospects, working eight scoreless innings while allowing...

Error in 9th sends Braves over Nationals

ATLANTA (AP) -- Kris Medlen struck out a career-high 13 and the Atlanta Braves pulled out a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals when Andrelton Simmons scored on a throwing error in the ninth inning Friday night. Simmons reached on an infield single against Sean Burnett (1-2) and scurried to third when Michael Bourn lined a single that dropped in right field. Pinch hitter Tyler...

Braves vs Nationals 9-14-12 Gallery

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Braves take unconventional win over Nationals

ATLANTA (AP) -- Pinch-runner Jeff Baker scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning when reliever Ryan Mattheus hit Andrelton Simmons' uniform with a bases-loaded pitch that helped the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 on Saturday. Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman homered for the Braves, who have won the first two games in the series and nine of 13. Atlanta...

Kris Medlen Did It Again, You Guys

Kris Medlen is a painter and he’s quite good at his job. Last time he did this, I invoked Greg Maddux because of his control, and while it’s not the same, it’s still amazing.
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