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With the return of Brian McCann to the lineup on Monday and Jason Heyward still on the disabled list, the Atlanta Braves have been experimenting with catcher Evan Gattis in left field. His glove has been a bit suspect in left this week, but on Wednesday, he showed off his cannon of a right arm.
The Reds had the bases loaded and none out, and Donald Lutz hit a routine fly ball to left field. Gattis made the catch, and Brandon Phillips (an excellent runner) tagged up from third in an attempt to score. Gattis took a step, and uncorked an absolutely unreal throw to the plate. Catcher Gerald Laird caught the ball slightly up the third base line (on the fly, mind you) and tagged out a diving Phillips. The throw beat Phillips to the plate by a good 10-15 feet, and the legend of Gattis continues to grow each day, even with his OBP dropping below .300 in recent days.
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ATLANTA Fredi Gonzalez ran out yet another new starting lineup Monday night in Cincinnati, but this time it was not due to experimentation not behind the plate anyways.
Catcher Brian McCann returned after missing the first 30 games of the season while rehabbing from offseason shoulder surgery, being plugged into the No. 6 hole in his first game back in the majors. The six-time...
The Atlanta Braves are hoping to have starting pitcher Brandon Beachy return by mid-June. Beachy threw his final live batting practice session on Thursday.
On Sunday Beachy will throw a bullpen session and then the right hander will begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday or Thursday.
Beachy, 26, has been working his way back from Tommy John surgery and has not had any setbacks thus...
The Atlanta Braves have signed outfielder Brandon Boggs to a minor league contract. The veteran was designated for assignment this past weekend and will serve as outfield depth for the Atlanta organization.
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The Braves and Reds tangle again tonight at 7:10
How ’bout Andrelton Simmons last night? He went 3 for 4 with 2 home runs and 3 RBI and made a play at second base that still has me scratching my head. If he makes that play in the seventh game of the World Series it would be legendary. Check out the video at: Andrelton Simmons Great Play
With last night’s win the Braves...
Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has been so dominant in his career, that when he struggles like he has recently, it comes as a shock.
Kimbrel has blown three of his last five save opportunities, including last night when he gave up back-to-back jacks with two outs in the ninth, while trying to preserve a one run lead. So is something wrong with Kimbrel?
“I feel like those are three...
CINCINNATI -- Dan Uggla hit a pair of solo homers and Juan Francisco added his first career grand slam as the Atlanta Braves recovered from a stunning last-swing loss by beating the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 Wednesday.
Atlanta took two of three, the first series the Reds lost at home this season.
Devin Mesoraco and Shin-Soo Choo hit two-out homers in the ninth for Cincinnati's 5...
Dan Uggla is rolling
Braves second baseman Dan Uggla is not only hotter right now than Kate Upton, he is hotter than all the Uptons. In the past 6 games, Uggla has 11 hits in 24 at bats, 3 home runs, 2 triples, 5 RBI, and has scored 8 times. After having his batting average under .200 all season, Uggla is now hitting .209.
Justin Upton was the hottest of all Uptons for a while...
Taking three cuts following the Braves' 5-4 loss to the Reds on Tuesday in Cincinnati.
1. For the first time, Kimbrel is looking mortal
Craig Kimbrel watched the ball sail beyond the left-center field wall and was on his way off the field before Shin-Soo Choo had even rounded third.
For the third time in his last five attempts, the Braves' All-Star closer -- who was one...
The Reds have been a hot and cold team, sweeping one series, getting swept another. The Braves have one of the best records in baseball – although now they are only a half game better than the Reds. In any case, the Reds look like the were on their way to dropping the first 2 games of the series. Kris Medlen had pitched a decent game to give the Braves a 4-2 lead. The Reds...
Dan Uggla and Juan Francisco helped Atlanta quickly forget a terrible ending.
Uggla hit a pair of solo homers and Francisco added his first career grand slam as the Braves recovered from a stunning last-swing loss by beating the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 Wednesday.
Atlanta took two of three in the series, the first the Reds lost at home this season. The Reds are 13-6 at Great American...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Fredi Gonzalez is leaving the Atlanta Braves for a whirlwind, cross-country trek back to Georgia.
After managing Thursday night's series opener at San Francisco, Gonzalez is set to depart from the Bay Area at 6 a.m. on Friday so he can arrive in Statesboro, Ga., in time to attend his daughter's graduation from Georgia Southern first thing Saturday morning...
Right-handed starting pitcher Paul Maholm is off to a nice start for the Atlanta Braves. He's in the final season of his two-year, $11.25 million contract, but as of yet there haven't been any extension talks between Maholm and Atlanta, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.
While extension talks haven't reportedly begun between Maholm and the Braves, Olney notes that...
Win probability said the Reds had a 4.3 percent chance of winning when Devin Mesoraco stepped to the plate against Craig Kimbrel. There were two outs and nobody on base. Win probability obviously didn’t know Craig Kimbrel was pitching.
According to Tom Tango’s run frequency calculator, given Kimbrel’s career .154/.240/.208 line against, a run is expected to score off Kimbrel...
Official statement from FOX Sports South:
“Dish has been offered the same fair market rate that other providers have agreed to. Unfortunately for Braves fans, Dish appears to have no interest in working towards an agreement to carry these games.”
I have been saying for weeks that it just doesn't seem like Dish is trying very hard. They tweet the same thing over and over...