Found July 25, 2012 on Fox Sports Tennessee:
MIAMI (AP) -- Juan Francisco homered and drove in three runs, helping the Atlanta Braves beat Miami 7-1 Wednesday after the downsizing Marlins jettisoned yet another star player by trading Hanley Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Michael Bourn and Jason Heyward also homered to back Tommy Hanson (11-5), who pitched around a career-high seven walks and allowed one run and three hits in five innings. Ricky Nolasco (8-9) gave up six runs and eight hits in 5 1-3 innings, dropping to 0-2 with a 9.64 ERA against the Braves this season. A Marlins Park-record crowd of 36,711 watched the home team steal seven bases, the most in the major leagues this season and the high for the team since 2002. Jose Reyes and Donovan Solano each had two stolen bases as the Marlins were caught just once. Miami, which has traded Anibal Sanchez and Ramirez this week, appears to be embarking on its third fire sale of stars, following sellouts in 1997 and 2003. The Marlins were 1 for 12 with runners in scori...

Uggla takes a break after getting beaned

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Dodgers acquire Hanley Ramirez

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GIFcap: Martin Prado Swings & Misses & Falls … Again

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Series win in South Beach!

Yes. More of these pictures, please. (A girl took this - you can tell!) Neck tattoo. I just realized I pretty much only do these posts full of news service photos when the Braves are out of town. Am I *that* bored with no games to attend? Apparently I am. :) Let's look at some more from Miami... MIAMI, FL - JULY 23: Mike Minor #36 of the Atlanta Braves pitches during a game...

Heath Bell reads about his own trade rumor in USA Today, is amused (Video)

Many players pretend like they don’t read about all the trade rumors when in fact the converse is often true. Episode 3 of “The Franchise: A Season with the Miami Marlins” on Showtime showed us that players do follow trade rumors, and some are even fascinated by them. In the above clip (shared by Jimmy Traina), Marlins reliever Heath Bell is seen holding a USA Today page that...

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for July 24 by Larry Granillo

The way things are going right now, I'm a bit surprised someone hasn't been traded in the middle of their tater trot so far this week. Let's get right to the trots! Home Run of the Day: Jose Reyes, Miami Marlins - 23.04 seconds [video] This spot rightfully belongs to Adam Dunn, who hit his 30th home run last night to tie the game up late, or Zack Greinke, who is...

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