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Love My Bravos:
Join us in congratulating Michael Bourn for being named to the NL All-Star team! He replaces Nationals SS Ian Desmond.moby.to/7g2rto
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 7, 2012
Your 2012 #Braves All-Stars: Chipper Jones, Dan Uggla, Craig Kimbrel, Michael Bourn & trainer Jim Lovell twitter.com/KevinMcAlpin/s…
— Kevin McAlpin (@KevinMcAlpin) July 7, 2012
So exciting!! Also, if the Braves need someone to help with assisted stretching and cold towels and powerades and massages while Lovell is at the ASG, I'm available. Just saying. :)
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Atlanta Braves outfielder Michael Bourn is going to the All-Star game after all.
Bourn, who lost to David Freese in online voting for one of the final spots, is replacing Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond on the NL roster for Tuesday's game in Kansas City.
Desmond has been dealing with a left oblique strain and is going to use the break to rest. The decision was made...
Hinske Kimbreling. ♥
4th of July! My Chicago bestie was in town with her boyfriend, and his best friend got us tickets for the game. I went to BP while they napped (after driving overnight!) and we started the game with some of my friends in right field before moving up to our ticketed seats with their friends.
Most of my BP pics are not unusual, but I really liked this sign.
SS Andrelton Simmons fractured his right little finger sliding into second base in the fourth inning
Sunday. He successfully stretched a single into a double, but when he slid head first, he rammed his hand
on the bag and the back of Phillies 2B Chase Utley's foot. He will be examined by Braves hand specialist
Dr. Gary Lourie in Atlanta on Monday to determine a course of action.
Brian McCann homered for the third straight game in the series and Dan Uggla hit a two-run shot to lead the Atlanta Braves to a three-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies in a 4-3 win on Sunday.
McCann hit a grand slam on Friday, a solo shot on Saturday, then hit the go-ahead homer in the seventh inning off Raul Valdes (2-2). McCann has homered in four straight games overall...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Brian McCann homered for the third straight game in the series and Dan Uggla hit a two-run shot to lead the Atlanta Braves to a three-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies in a 4-3 win on Sunday.
McCann hit a grand slam on Friday, a solo shot on Saturday, then hit the go-ahead homer in the seventh inning off Raul Valdes (2-2). McCann has homered in four straight...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Tommy Hanson pitched effectively into the eighth, Brian McCann homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the struggling Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 Saturday night.
The five-time defending NL East champions are freefalling since Chase Utley returned to the lineup, losing nine of 10. They just got Ryan Howard back on Friday night and have lost two in a row, though the...
Andrelton Simmons didn't ask for much. He simply wanted an opportunity to play baseball for the summer.
Bill Sobkow and the Yorkton Cardinals gave him that chance.
Three years later, Simmons is enjoying a solid rookie season with the Atlanta Braves.
"Did we know what we were getting when (Simmons) came to us? No, not at all,"...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Brian McCann hit a grand slam, Tim Hudson tossed four-hit ball over seven innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 to spoil Ryan Howard's season debut Friday night.
Howard doubled in his first at-bat and was 2 for 4 in his first game since rupturing his left Achilles tendon on the final swing in a postseason elimination loss to St...
Final: Braves 5, Phillies 0.
WP: Tim Hudson (7-4, 3.56 ERA)
LP: Antonio Bastardo (2-3, 5.34 ERA)
Up until the top-half of the 8th inning, Friday night's game was played at a rapid, scoreless pace. Both starters lasted seven innings, giving up zero runs to their opposition. Things turned for the worse for the Phillies, after Kendrick exited the game. Antonio Bastardo allowed...
Amidst a stretch of games played against the National League East, the Phillies' woes grew worse tonight in the second game of this three-game series against Tommy Hanson and the Braves.
Brian McCann, coming off a big night, went deep again in the top of the second to put up the first run of the game.
The Phillies rallied in the bottom of the second to put up a three...
The Atlanta Braves shut out the Phillies, 5-0 on Friday.
Kyle Kendrick was surprisingly lights out. The right-hander pitched seven shutout innings. He only surrendered four hits, and walked one. He struck out five.
Unfortunately for Kendrick, Hudson was just as good, tossing seven scoreless innings. The Phillies only managed four hits and a walk against Hudson...
The Atlanta Braves will honor Chipper Jones before the start of his final home regular-season series.
The Braves on Monday announced plans to honor Jones in a pregame ceremony Sept. 28 before they open a series against the New York Mets. Jones, who has spent his entire career in Atlanta, plans to retire after the season.
The 40-year-old is hitting .318 with six homers and 33 RBIs...
Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond has been scratched from the All-Star game because of an abdominal injury.
The decision was made Saturday after Desmond consulted with team doctors, management and NL manager Tony La Russa.
Desmond has been dealing with an oblique injury since mid-June. He has missed only one game this season, and having time off during the All-Star break should help...
Above: Gio Gonzalez, Ian Desmond, and Rick Ankiel flash antlers at Adam LaRoche. More about the antlers at DC Sports Bog.
"We’re getting that sense that we’re never out of it. Somebody new is going to come through every night." (Adam LaRoche, via Washington Post, 7/6/2012)
Nationals 6, Giants 5: Nats rally, Buck Commander Adam LaRoche delivers the walkoff...