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DENVER (AP) -- Eric Hinske had four hits, including a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 11th inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 9-8 on Friday night.
After pinch-hitter Tyler Pastornicky singled to start the 11th, Hinske sent a 94-mph fastball from Edgmer Escalona (0-1) into the Rockies' bullpen for his first homer of the season.
Chad Durbin (2-0) worked his way out of a jam in the 10th to earn the win and Craig Kimbrel survived a shaky 11th for his ninth save in 10 chances. Kimbrel gave up an RBI groundout to Todd Helton before getting Michael Cuddyer to roll out to end the game.
Hinske's four-hit night ties a career high. He also had two singles and an RBI double.
The Braves' bullpen was solid all night after starter Tim Hudson departed. All combined, they allowed just two hits and one run in five innings of work.
Kris Medlen pitched 1 2-3 scoreless innings before giving way to Eric O'Flaherty with two outs in the eighth. The lefty then got...
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ATLANTA (AP) -- Randall Delgado was good.
The problem for the Braves was that Joe Blanton was great.
Delgado threw eight strong innings in the longest start of his career but was overshadowed by Joe Blanton's three-hit shutout as Atlanta lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 on Thursday.
Delgado (2-3) allowed only six hits and two runs with no walks in eight innings. It...
I'll be honest, the odds that a video of former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz crashing a go-kart would exist were pretty low until the below clip came to life.
Smoltz was filming a segment for CBS new sports show called "The Players Club" and tried his hand at go-kart racing.
Then, Smoltz while attempting to make a turn crashed into the barrier of the...
DENVER (AP) -- Playing from behind in recent games seems to have fueled the Atlanta Braves offense.
Chipper Jones helped the Braves rally once again, matching a career high with five RBIs on three hits, and the Braves overcame a grand slam by Michael Cuddyer to beat the Colorado Rockies 13-9 Saturday night.
Matt Diaz and Jason Heyward also hit back-to-back solo home runs in the...
This game may be in my top five most exciting/insane Braves games I've attended in this century. (Others on the list, not in order, are Ubaldo's no-hitter against us, Smoltz breaking the NL saves record, last year's 19-inning marathon, Heyward's first game.) When we heard Hanson was going up against Halladay, I think we all expected a 3-2 final score...
John Smoltz was a key member of the best starting staff in baseball when he pitched for most of his 21 seasons with the Atlanta Braves. He won 213 games, saved 154 and finished with 3,084 career strikeouts and was known for his ability to win big postseason games. He pitched for the Red Sox and Cardinals in 2009, retiring after that season.
Smoltz, who won the 1996 Cy Young Award...
Tim Hudson previews the first game of the road trip.
"How's that massage, man?"
My friend Kolbi IMed me when she was planning this game: "i was tryin to figure out which were the embarrassing seats -- was it the tuesday we went?"
See, she thinks it's funny to sit on the same level and immediately next to the bullpen bench. I think it's uncomfortable. HI BOYS. WE ARE HERE TO WATCH YOU PLAY BASEBALL.Â...
By Tara Rowe
Randall Delgado limited the Phillies to 2 runs over 8 innings Wednesday
The Braves came into the series with a bad taste in their mouth after splitting a 4-game series with the Pirates at Turner Field. They had gone 7-for-39 with runners in scoring position in that series. The Braves had lost Jason Heyward for a few games to an oblique injury, were continuing to manage...
ATLANTA -- Joe Blanton pitched a three-hit shutout Thursday to lead Philadelphia to a 4-0 win over the Atlanta Braves. The Phillies took the series two games to one and climbed back to the .500 mark at 13-13. Blanton (3-3) allowed a two-out single to Freddie Freeman in the first inning, then retired the next 12 batters until David Ross beat out a ground ball to second baseman Pete...
Here is reaction from the clubhouse from Fredi Gonzalez, Randall Delgado and Dan Uggla.
Mike Minor talks about facing the old man Jamie Moyer in Colorado on Saturday.
The NL East Report focuses on the other teams in the division. This report tells the transactions, injuries, and news from the other teams from this past week. It also shows their record so far against the New York Mets this season, as well as the NL East Standings.
News And Transactions
Atlanta Braves: The Atlanta Braves activated Tim Hudson from the disabled list and sent down...