Posted September 11, 2013 on AP on Fox
Braves left-hander Paul Maholm returned to Atlanta to undergo an MRI exam Wednesday after he complained of lingering soreness in his pitching elbow. Maholm's elbow began to bother him during a start Sept. 2, manager Fredi Gonzalez said. Maholm went five innings and beat the New York Mets in that game, then pitched six innings Sunday and received no decision in a loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. When the soreness continued, the Braves decided Maholm should be further evaluated. He's 10-10 with a 4.35 ERA in 24 starts for the NL East leaders. Right-hander David Hale will make his major league debut when he takes Maholm's turn in the rotation Friday at home against San Diego. In an unrelated move, rookie left-hander Alex Wood will be given a breather, and right-hander Freddy Garcia will start in his place Thursday in the series finale at Miami. Wood is 3-3 with a 3.45 ERA in 25 games this year. The Braves enjoy a big lead in the division, and Gonzalez wants his pitch...

PHOTO: Braves teammates hold an online 'ab-off'

So, for some reason or another, Atlanta Braves teammates Dan Uggla and Gerald Laird decided to have an “Ab-Off” on Monday. Of course, for an “Ab-Off” to be officially sanctioned by the governing body that oversees the PAOA (Professional Ab-Off Association), the competitors must present their abs to the PAOA Board of Governors. If that […]The post ‘Ab-Off’ between teammates...

Braves to honor McNair educators at Sept. 15 game

ATLANTA For their Sept. 15 game with the Padres, the Atlanta Braves will host approximately 1,000 students, teachers, administrators and parents from the Ronald E. McNair Discover Learning Academy. As part of the ceremony, school principal Brian Bolden, bookkeeper Antoinette Tuff, media specialist Harold Grant, cafeteria manager Malcolm Quillen and secretary Stephanie Rudolph will...

Braves' Jason Heyward to take batting practice Friday

As much as the moment will be downplayed, Jason Heyward taking batting practice will be a big first step in his return from the frightening jaw fracture he suffered.  Heyward is scheduled to take normal batting practice with the Atlanta Braves on Friday, then the team will evaluate where he goes from there. Mark Bowman of says it's too early to tell when Heyward...

Teheran pitches Braves past Marlins 4-3

Julio Teheran, working on 10 days' rest, overcame a rough first inning and pitched into the seventh to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Tuesday night. Teheran (12-7) gave up three runs in the first, then none after that, and he left with a 4-3 lead. Luis Ayala came on to strike out Giancarlo Stanton with the bases loaded to end the seventh, and Craig Kimbrel...

Three Cuts: Braves trip Marlins; magic number at 7

Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 4-3 win over the Marlins, aside from how Freddie Freeman and Evan Gattis (two RBI, three runs, four hits) look pretty good as a 3-4 combo in the lineup. 1. In two weeks, Luis Ayala not Craig Kimbrel or Jordan Walden might get credit for the bullpen's seminal moment of the season OK, so the majority of Marlins-Braves tilts...

Garcia pitches Braves past Marlins

Freddy Garcia earned his second NL victory since 2007, and his first since joining the Atlanta Braves last month, pitching six innings to help beat Miami 6-1 Thursday. Freddie Freeman had three hits on his 24th birthday, including his 20th home run. Chris Johnson also had three hits to raise his average to .330. Garcia (1-1) allowed five hits and one run. He was making a spot start...

Braves’ Outfielder Evan Gattis Hit an HR That Hit a fan in the Family Jewels

Evan Gattis hit a fan in the balls with a home run. [It's Always Sunny] **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return to BobsBlitz.comFollow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz.

Teheran leads Braves past Marlins

Julio Teheran, working on 10 days' rest, overcame a rough first inning and pitched into the seventh to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Tuesday night. Teheran (12-7) gave up three runs in the first, then none after that, and he left with a 4-3 lead. Luis Ayala came on to strike out Giancarlo Stanton with the bases loaded to end the seventh, and Craig Kimbrel...

A Replacement-Level Andrelton Simmons

I’ve been pretty busy. I wonder what Andrelton Simmons has been up to of late? Most of my attention is dedicated to the actual races. Let’s go ahead and take a quick peek over at Simmons’ video highlight page. What’s the most recent clip look like? Cool, it’s from just a couple days ago. […]

Braves hold off Marlins 4-3 after a late-game chase

For a team that’s had to reinvent itself time and time again this season the Braves’ offense has found recent solace in the capable — and bare — hands of Evan Gattis. The difference in the first two games of the series against the Marlins and the better part of the time since he returned from Triple-A Gwinnett is the Braves put runners on base for him. Gattis revved up...

Jose Fernandez Hits First Homer Which Leads To The Benches Clearing

It appears that Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez will not be receiving a Christmas card from Chris Johnson or any of his Atlanta Braves teammates this holiday season. The two had words which boiled over after Fernandez star gazed at his first major league shot. The youngster may have also spat on third base as he trotted past Johnson which rubbed Braves catcher Brian McCann the wrong...

Chris Johnson Doesn't Appreciate Those Who Watch Homeruns

((HT: MLB/FSFlorida)) This was one of those incidents that had a lot of things wrong with it... And, mostly, it was because of how entirely young the Miami Marlins are... It all starts with a home run... by a pitcher... Here's what went down... Your browser does not support iframes. So, did Fernandez cause the furor by staring...? Yes... Was it immature...?...

Jose Fernandez-Chris Johnson spat at center of Marlins-Braves fight (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Benches cleared during the sixth inning of the Miami Marlins’ 5-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, and a spat between Jose Fernandez and Chris Johnson is at the heart of the matter. Things started in the top of the sixth when Johnson laced a 97-mph fastball from […]

Padres-Braves Preview

The Atlanta Braves own the league's best record, and are closing in on the NL East title. A series at Turner Field against one of baseball's worst road teams could help them clinch it this weekend. The Braves look to capitalize on a matchup with the San Diego Padres when the series gets underway Friday night. Atlanta (88-58) leads the division by 11 games on second-place...

Braves claim series victory vs. Marlins

For a trip that started with a match-up between Mike Minor and Cliff Lee Thursday’s Freddy Garcia vs. Brian Flynn pairing lacked a little luster. But it served the Braves’ purposes just fine. The Braves unleashed six runs – including two on Freddie Freeman’s 20th home run - on Marlins September call-up Flynn on their way to a 6-1 win to claim the series 3-1. The Braves finished...
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