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Braves Win! A ball off the bat of Justin Upton barely cleared the fence and sent the Atlanta Braves to yet another walk off win. Upton’s homer gave the Braves a 3-2 win in the 1st of 3 games against the Washington Nationals. Freddie Freeman was frustrated, but got the scoring started in the 1st inning. His double play ball scored Jason Heyward for the 1st Braves run. Freeman was not awarded an RBI, since it was a double play that scored Heyward. Justin Upton then did the same thing in the 3rd inning. However, on Upton’s ball, Anthony Rendon made a bad throw to 1st, that allowed Paul Janish to score. It was a great slide by Heyward at 2nd, that seemed to cause the bad throw from Rendon. The Braves led 2-0 after the 3rd. The trend continued on the Nationals side of things in the 4th inning. Ian Desmond grounded into a double play and Bryce Harper was able to score and cut the Braves lead in half. Alex Wood was great for the Braves. He left the game in the 7th with a 1 run lead. The Braves were not able to hold the lead, but it was a great job by Wood on Friday. In my opinion, this was the best start I’ve seen Wood have. He looked great and had no problem throwing strikes. Only thing that could have made it better, would be if Wood had gotten the win on Friday. Luis Avilan gave up the Nationals 1st run against the Braves bullpen this season. Jayson Werth singled to right field in the 8th and Ryan Zimmerman came around to score. The game was tied at 2-2. Thankfully, the game did not last too much longer, as the Braves were running low on position players. It was the 10th inning when Justin Upton hit his home run to left center field. Turner Field was sent into a frenzy when Upton’s homer lifted the Braves over the Nationals. Game MVP: Justin Upton: 2-4, HR, and RBI Justin Upton came up big in the last at bat for the Braves. He has also been coming out of his slump as of late. He keeps hitting the ball well from the 2 spot. His 10th inning homer gives him the MVP for Friday’s game. Once again, things got a little intense between these teams. It was Bryce Harper who was hit once again by a Braves pitcher. After being hit in the back of the arm, the entire Nationals bench got on the top step of the dugout. I believe this is something that will not just go away. It’s definitely something to keep an eye on the rest of the weekend. The Braves win and a Nationals loss, takes 2 games off of the Braves magic number. It is now 26 games. Saturday night should be a pitcher’s duel at Turner Field. Mike Minor (12-5, 2.87) will be taking on Stephen Strasburg (6-9, 2.83). Strasburg has pitched well recently, but has always struggled when pitching in Atlanta. First pitch is 7:10pm Saturday night. The post Justin Upton’s Homer Buries Nationals in 10th appeared first on Atlanta Bullpen.
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ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 3-2 victory over the Nationals, extending Atlanta's head-to-head hold over Washington to 11-3:
1. Justin Upton already has a Turner Field ritual for celebrating game-winning homers
On April 6, just his fifth game in a Braves uniform, Upton belted a walk-off homer in the 9th to lift his team to an improbable 6-5...
ATLANTA -- Tyler Pastornicky's collision with outfielder Jason Heyward proved to be even worse than the initial sprained left knee diagnosis: the infielder is set to have season-ending surgery to repair a torn ACL.
The injury occurred in the third inning of Wednesday night's game against the Philadelphia Phillies, as both Pastornicky and Heyward converged on a fly ball near...
The Braves insisted they weren't trying to hit Bryce Harper.
They were just going for the knockout punch in the NL East race against the Nationals.
Justin Upton hit a home run with one out in the 10th inning to power Atlanta to a 3-2 win over Washington on Friday night as the Braves continued their domination of the season series.
The Braves, who swept a three-game series...
The Atlanta Braves say infielder Tyler Pastornicky is out for the season after injuring his left knee in a collision with teammate Jason Heyward.
Pastornicky will undergo surgery on Monday to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament, adding another player to first-place Atlanta's already extensive disabled list. He took over as the starting second baseman just this week when...
Although it might be joining a 6-man rotation, the Braves' Paul Maholm is closer to returning to the big league club. He threw a simulated game on Monday with no issues and next on the list is a minor league rehab assignment, which is scheduled to be will Class A Rome on Saturday.
Maholm will throw 6 innings/90 pitches Saturday in single-A Rome in a rehab outing
The Atlanta Braves have lost several late-inning relievers this year, most to season-ending injuries, including Eric O'Flaherty and Jonny Venters. Luckily for Atlanta, this isn't the case with right-hander Jordan Walden, who's set to return from his thumb injury on Friday, according to Eric Single of MLB.com.
Yesterday, Walden told reporters that the bruise he...
Don’t look now, but Jason Heyward is back to having a quality season at the dish. He is not running like we saw last year and his power numbers are down, but his overall offensive performance is up and he is improving in the right areas.
For long term leagues, it’s a great sign that Heyward has started to hit coming out of the All-Star break. Even more specifically Heyward has...
The Atlanta Braves now have six players out for the season. The latest is second baseman Tyler Pastornicky. MLB.com's Braves beat writer Mark Bowman reported Friday evening that Pastornicky will undergo surgery to repair the torn ACL in his left knee. The surgery will happen on Monday, August 19.
The Braves announced the surgery in a Friday afternoon tweet:
Your browser does not support iframes. Wednesday night’s game between the hometown Atlanta Braves and the visiting Philadelphia Phillies was briefly delayed after a bat made itself comfortable in the infield during the second inning. Evoking a similar situation of when Angels reliever Dane De La Rosa carefully removed a bird from the field of […]The post Holy intruder, Batman...
The Braves, seeking depth at second base, have signed infielder Tyler Greene to a minor league contract.
Greene, who was released by the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, was assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Braves second baseman Dan Uggla is on the 15-day disabled list while recovering from corrective eye surgery. His replacement, Tyler Pastornicky, tore the anterior cruciate ligament...
So...we went back to see the beloved Braves play again Saturday night. And much like the previous weekend, to say the game was bizarre would be a gross understatement.
Read about the Braves Jinx from last weekend RIGHT HERE
Yes, we caught a lot of grief for going to our first game of the year last weekend, which just happened to coincide with the Braves 14-game winning streak...
Though the Washington Nationals (59-61) suffered a demoralizing home sweep by the Atlanta Braves (74-47) last week, they responded by streaking through their schedule, and only just ended their five-game win streak with a tough ninth-inning loss to the San Francisco Giants.
The Nationals now find themselves preparing to take on the Braves again, but they have been playing...
Say what you will about baseball being boring, slow, dull or whatever, but nothing gets the heart of a baseball and good sports fan racing more than a walk-off hit.
And Friday night, there were some good ones.
Justin Upton of the Atlanta Braves with perhaps the most dramatic, a 10th inning line drive, that cleared the fence and set of chaos in the A-T-L: