Found August 01, 2013 on RotoBaller:
PLAYERS: Mike Minor
TEAMS: Atlanta Braves
Gold Minor Braves lefty Mike Minor started 30 games for the Braves last season but carried a 4.12 ERA and 1.29 WHIP at year’s end with 162 K over 195 IP. Minor has taken the next step in 2013 and is enjoying a true breakout campaign.  Through 22 starts and 144 innings pitched, Minor now [...]

Three Cuts: Teheran-led Braves roll Rox for 7th straight win

ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 11-2 rout of the Rockies clinching Atlanta's seventh consecutive victory and a four-game sweep of Colorado. 1. Rookie pitcher Julio Teheran has come full circle as a burgeoning ace On April 23, the Rockies (51-59) and Braves set a major league record for coldest game-time temperature (23 degrees) the opener for...

Three Cuts: Johnson ties Aaron mark; Braves win 8th straight

Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 6-4 win over the Phillies the club's eighth straight victory. 1. Chris Johnson may go down as the quietest batting championrecord-setter in MLBBraves history On Friday, Johnson tallied a solo homer and double to become the first Atlanta player in franchise history to rack up multiple hits in eight consecutive outings perfectly...

Last night in ‘Fan Trying to Wrangle Foul Ball Derpness’: This Braves fan (video)

A fan seated behind home plate at Turner Field had a helluva time attempting — and failing — to secure a foul ball that eventually ended up in his vicinity during Wednesday night’s game between the Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies. A towering foul ball off the bat of Braves catcher Brian McCann’s bat in [...]The post Last night in ‘Fan Trying to Wrangle Foul Ball Derpness’...

Braves' Jordan Schafer will rehab Saturday; B.J. Upton already started

B.J. Upton and Jordan Schafer are moving closer to being activated from the disabled list according to Mark Bowman and Eric Single of Upton, who has been sidelined since June 12 with a strained right adductor muscle, began a Minor League rehab stint with Gwinnett Wednesday evening. He is scheduled to play at least three games and could be activated as early as Saturday...

Divinity McCanndy?

When you write a blog, people send you information that you don't necessarily need to know. Sometimes it's good (people saying nice things about you), while sometimes it's TMI. Several people have shared and subsequently tried to get me to discuss details of the players' personal and family's lives on the blog (not that it's any of our business). That stuff...

Braves Rookie Gets First MLB Hit, But Is A Rapper First...???

((HT: Fansided)) Todd Cunningham was called up to the Braves major league roster after the injury to Reed Johnson put him on the DL. In the bottom of the 7th inning of the Braves 11-3 win over Colorado last night, Cunningham pinch hit for pitcher Alex Wood and got a single. As part of the rookie hazing/congratulations in the clubhouse after the game, the team played his...

Braves offense keeps rolling over Rockies as win streak reaches 6

The Rockies picked the wrong time to face the resurgent Braves who suddenly are playing as if they aim to clinch a division title by early September. Freddie Freeman had four hits Brian McCann hit a three-run homer for the second consecutive night and Mike Minor pitched seven near-perfect innings Wednesday night in a 9-0 rout against Colorado that pushed the Braves’ winning streak...

Freeman homers twice as Braves beat Rockies 11-3

After Alex Wood settled down Tuesday and started pitching the way he and the Braves knew he could his teammates made sure they provided plenty of run support for the rookie left-hander in his first win in the majors. Freddie Freeman hit two home runs and Brian McCann had a three-run homer in a six-run fourth inning that sent the Braves and Wood to an 11-3 win against the Rockies...

Braves 11, Rockies 2

Justin Upton drove in five runs with two homers, Julio Teheran matched his career high with 11 strikeouts, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 11-2 on Thursday night for their seventh straight win. Jason Heyward added a two-run homer and Chris Johnson had three hits as the Braves completed a four-game sweep of the Rockies. The Braves outscored the Rockies 31-5 in the...

Rockies @ Braves: Starting lineup, pitchers and preview

The Atlanta Braves are looking to continue their five game win streak and build on their division lead. To do that the Braves will again have to defeat the Colorado Rockies at Turner Field. Slumping Colorado hopes to avoid their seventh loss in 10 games by giving the ball to Tyler Chatwood. Game time is 7:10 with SPSO carrying the game for Brave fans while ROOT SPORTS has it in the...

Braves-Phillies Preview

The Atlanta Braves have powered their way to their largest division lead in a decade. Perhaps the NL East leaders can carry over some of that offense to a Kris Medlen start. The right-hander will try to guide the visiting Braves to an eighth consecutive victory in Friday night's series opener against the slumping Philadelphia Phillies. Led by two homers and five RBIs from...

Braves Stay Hot, Beat Phillies

PHILADELPHIA – The Atlanta Braves continued their winning streak in game one of their three-game stint against the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 6-4. The victory makes eight in a row for the Braves, and two consecutive in which the opposing shortstop is ejected. Jimmy Rollins was ejected in the ninth, along with Phillies [...]

Braves 9, Rockies 0

Mike Minor allowed only two hits in seven scoreless innings, Brian McCann hit a three-run homer in Atlanta's seven-run third, and the Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 9-0 Wednesday night for their sixth straight win. Freddie Freeman drove in two runs with four hits as the Braves continued their offensive surge with 15 hits. The Braves have scored 29 runs while winning the first...
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