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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kris Medlen understood the enormity of his latest start and he delivered.
The Braves starter pitched seven shutout innings in his latest winning performance and Martin Prado's two-run double proved decisive to help Atlanta end a four-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night.
Medlen (5-1) allowed seven hits while striking out seven and walking one in his fifth start of the season. The Braves have won 16 consecutive starts behind the right-hander dating back to May 2010.
More importantly, Atlanta salvaged the three-game divisional series and halted the Nationals three-game winning streak. The Braves, who entered the day atop the National League wild card chase, moved within six games of the NL East leading Nationals.
"If nothing else, we get a chance to just go, Phew," said Braves third baseman Chipper Jones following the win and before the team heads off to face San Francisco. "You know, take a de...
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ATLANTA Kris Medlen isnt sure what hes going to do with the Braves lineup cards that are beginning to accumulate in his office.
He was given the official one from his first big-league victory in 2009 and another from his first career save, which was earlier this season.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez handed Medlen another lineup card, which is posted in the dugout during games and awarded...
This is wonderful, and Larry Bowa thinks he should be in the Cy Young conversation. What an interesting idea; he's certainly impacting more games than any of our starters.
On a personal note, one of my pictures is in this video (the one with Wags with his hand on Kimbrel's shoulder at 2:50). You can see the original in this post as well as in one of my rotating headers....
Kris Medlen pitched seven shutout innings in his latest winning performance and Martin Prado's two-run double proved decisive to help the Braves end a four-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night.
Medlen (5-1) allowed seven hits while striking out seven and walking one in his fifth start of the season. The Braves have won 16 consecutive...
Any readers in North Georgia going to see Javy next Tuesday? I still haven't made it up to see the Rome Braves... maybe next season!
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During Monday's Braves-Nationals extra inning marathon, Braves reliever Luis Avilan struck out Nationals phenom Bryce Harper swinging to end the 11th inning on an absolutely filthy curveball. After the inning-ending strikeout, the 19-year old Harper slammed his bat into the dirt around home plate and split the bat in half.
First off Bryce...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kris Medlen pitched seven shutout innings in his latest winning performance and Martin Prado's two-run double proved decisive to help the Braves end a four-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night.
Medlen (5-1) allowed seven hits while striking out seven and walking one in his fifth start of the season. The Braves...
Oh, well, Nats dropped a tough one last night to the Braves on Chipper Jones Appreciation Night at Nationals Park. No sweep, no worries? Well, at the very least nobody got hurt (especially Ian Desmond and his hammy).
Meanwhile, Bryce Harper achieved another Big League first last night: He swore not once, but twice in his postgame interview. Two s-bombs for Harper!
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The Atlanta Braves came into Washington hopeful that they would be able to put a dent in the first-place Nationals' lead in the NL East. They will leave town after Wednesday night's game hoping the deficit isn't unmanageable.
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Nats honor Chipper Jones before his final appearance in DC. [Nats Journal]
Nats can’t sweep Braves, lose 5-1, NL East lead at 6 games. [WT]
Stephen Strasburg should make four or five more starts this year. [CSNW]
To get the Shark and Lombo more ABs, should Harper sit more? [NJ]
Comparing Strasburg to Roy Halladay in the shutdown debate. [Yahoo]
Ian Desmond and Kurt Suzuki each...
L.J. HoesThe Norfolk Tides completely handled the Gwinnett Braves today in Lawrenceville, GA 8-0. Since I felt an acute case of baseball fever coming on this morning, I called out sick and went to the 10:35 AM start. The Oriole highlights came early as former Dodger farmhand RF Jamie Hoffman launched a 3-run homer that just barely cleared the left field wall and Braves LF Jose Constanza...
The Washington Nationals can’t lose, and the Atlanta Braves can’t beat them. Though the Braves held the Nationals scoreless for 11 straight innings they still dropped the series opener in 13 innings by a 5-4 score at Nationals Park.
The game ended with runners on the corners and one out, but Dan Uggla couldn’t get the ball out of his glove on an infield single to drop the Braves...
Though the Atlanta Braves have enjoyed some recent success in San Francisco, they understand their key four-game series against the surging Giants won't be an easy one.
While the Braves try for a fifth consecutive win at AT&T Park, Barry Zito looks to continue his career success against them and help the NL West-leading Giants to a fourth straight victory overall Thursday...