Found October 01, 2012 on Fangraphs:
Craig Kimbrel is putting the finishing touches on one of the best relieved seasons in baseball history. He has faced 226 batters this season and struck out 113 of them. That produces exactly a 50% strikeout rate, which has been matched, exceeded, or even come close to by absolutely nobody who has...

Braves fan’s sign ‘I skipped chemo to see Chipper’ (Picture)

How big of a deal was Chipper Jones’ last weekend for regular-season action at Turner Field in Atlanta? Enough to make one Braves fan claim they skipped a chemotherapy session to watch the franchise legend play his last regular-season game at home for the Braves.Chipper Jones’ retirement tour has been a huge deal all season with the former MVP receiving gifts at nearly every...

Minor wins 5th straight decision for Braves

ATLANTA (AP) -- Mike Minor pitched 6 1-3 sharp innings to win his fifth straight decision, Martin Prado and Jason Heyward each had an RBI and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 2-0 on Saturday night. Chipper Jones, who played his next-to-last regular-season game at Turner Field, was hitless in four at-bats. Craig Kimbrel earned his 41st save of in 44 chances with a scoreless...

Atlanta Braves Hitting Review | Touch’em All 2012

Today we are taking a look at the season in review for the Atlanta Braves hitting prospects.  It was a tough year for the Braves system, at least when it came to hitters.  They graduated players from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Braves' loss gives Nats division title

The Atlanta Braves' hopes of winning the National League East ended Monday night with a 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates that clinched the division title for the Washington Nationals. The Braves, who needed to sweep the Pirates and have first-place Washington drop three games to Philadelphia to tie for the division lead, will instead be the top wild card team when the postseason...

Banner day for Chipper, Braves

The Atlanta Braves won for a major league record 23rd straight time in games started by Kris Medlen, beating the New York Mets 6-2 on Sunday in the regular-season home finale for Chipper Jones. Medlen (10-1) gave up one unearned run and three hits in six innings, adding to his momentum heading into the postseason. The Braves have already clinched an NL wild-card spot and are on...

Braves' bid for NL East title ends

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Fredi Gonzalez didn't really expect the Atlanta Braves to catch the Washington Nationals. Not after trailing the front-running and rarely faltering Nationals all summer and into the fall. Still, the Braves manager took pride in the way his team stubbornly hung in there. And while Atlanta's chase for the National League East title officially ended with...

Passed Ball Show 10/4/2012 Preview: with MLB historian John Thorn

Tune into this week’s version of the Passed Ball Show where MLB’s official historian John Thorn will be part of the program. He will be calling in towards the top of the show. In the second hour, former Atlanta Braves pitcher Kevin Gryboski (CLICK TO VIEW KEVIN"S BBR.COM PAGE). Show is from 5-7 pm eastern on Hope to catch you there.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves – Game 161

I hope the Pirates sweep the Braves.  Not because I want their record to improve.  At this point that doesn’t matter.  Mostly because I can’t stand the Braves or that d-bag Chipper Jones.  I want the Chipper Jones retirement tour to go bad.  I want his career to end on a sour note. I know, [...]

Braves-Pirates Preview

While they've already wrapped up a spot in the postseason, the Atlanta Braves are still holding out hope for a bigger prize. The Braves will try to bolster their faint NL East title hopes Monday night by taking advantage of a visit to the stumbling Pittsburgh Pirates. Atlanta (93-66) is rolling into its second postseason appearance in three years having won 12 of 15, but will...

Young Bucs take down Braves

 The Pirates came up with a nice victory on Monday night…and while it didn’t matter for them, they set off a celebration in Washington D.C. because the Braves loss clinched the NL East for the Nationals. So it was kind of relevant. Jeff Locke finally earned his first major league win, and he certainly deserved it. He was uncharacteristically wild (five walks) but for the first...

Braves 6, Mets 2

ATLANTA -- David Ross's second-inning, three-run home run led the Braves to a 6-2 win over the Mets in Chipper Jones' final regular-season home game on Sunday. The Braves have won 23 consecutive games started by Kris Medlen, a major league record, surpassing the 22 straight victories in games started by the Yankees' Whitey Ford from 1950-53 (he missed the 1951-52 seasons...
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