Found April 27, 2012 on
By Tara Rowe
Having dominated the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Braves arrived in Los Angeles ready to face the team leading the National League in wins. They got off to a rough start behind now demoted Jair Jurrjens, but they salvaged two games of the series with the help of now 40-year-old third baseman Chipper Jones and continued pitching brilliance from Mike Minor and Brandon Beachy. The Braves left Chavez Ravine having taken 2 out of 3 from the red hot Dodgers. Not bad for a team that got off to an 0-4 start.
The Braves had 24 hits in the 3-game series. Game 2 showcased a 3-for-3 night for rookie Tyler Pastornicky who had been on the bench for three games. And game 3 included a 2-for-3 night for the slow-starting Dan Uggla, including 2-out RBI. The offense may not have scored as many runs in L.A. as in Arizona, but they continued to get hits and often from the most unlikely of places.
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Michael Bourn is doing exactly what the Braves hoped and certainly thought -- he would. He's hitting and darting and dashing and tracking down everything hit in Atlanta's 404 area code.
Bourn is the Braves' first true leadoff hitter in seven years and their best center fielder since Andruw Jones waved goodbye to Atlanta in 2007. And he's playing like it.
A wonderful play by Dan Uggla, but it’s far from the best part. After catching the ball, Uggla proceeds to drive his right knee into Tyler Pastornicky‘s gut and right shin into his groin, then completes a rolling judo throw by using his right hand to grab Pastronicky’s left shoulder and send him flying. Note
Tommy Hanson allowed one run in six innings, Dan Uggla and Chipper Jones came through in a four-run seventh, and the streaking Atlanta Braves defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 Friday night.
The Braves won for the 13th time in 16 games after an 0-4 start - their worst since 1988.
Hanson (3-2) worked around six hits and three walks, his only blemish an RBI single by Garrett Jones...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Tommy Hanson allowed one run in six innings, Dan Uggla and Chipper Jones came through in a four-run seventh, and the streaking Atlanta Braves defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 Friday night.
The Braves won for the 13th time in 16 games after an 0-4 start -- their worst since 1988.
Hanson (3-2) worked around six hits and three walks, his only blemish an RBI single...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chipper Jones left Dodger Stadium for perhaps the last time with some more fond memories.
One night after homering on his 40th birthday, Jones singled home the go-ahead run in his final regular season at-bat at Chavez Ravine after Dan Uggla tied it with his second RBI single earlier in the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves defeated Los Angeles 4-2 Wednesday...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Streaking Alex Presley helped the Pirates finally provide tough-luck starter Erik Bedard some support and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Saturday night.
Presley had two hits to extend his career-best hitting streak to 12 games. He scored two runs and drove in a run with a double. Pedro Alvarez also had a run-scoring double.
Bedard (1-4) gave...
Chipper Jones singled home the go-ahead run in his final regular season at-bat at Dodger Stadium after Dan Uggla tied it with his second RBI single earlier in the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves defeated Los Angeles 4-2 Wednesday night.
Dodgers closer Javy Guerra (1-3) lost for the third time in his last five apprarances after giving up five consecutive one-out hits in the...
The Pirates open a four-game series in Atlanta on Friday night. Right-hander A.J. Burnett will be on the hill for the Bucs. The Braves will start right-hander Tommy Hanson.
The Atlanta Braves' offense is back in gear following the team's worst start in 24 years.
The Pittsburgh Pirates' pitching staff could change that.
Atlanta looks to match the best seven-game start in Turner Field's 15-year history Friday night when these clubs begin a four-game series.
Since batting .165 with 10 runs during an 0-4 start - the club's worst since...