Found May 04, 2013 on Atlanta Bullpen:
Mother Nature gave the Braves a much-needed day off on Saturday The Washington Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 in Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon, to come within two games of the Atlanta Braves in the National League East.  The Braves had a four and a half game lead over the Nationals, before losing the last two games of a four game series that concluded this past Thursday night. Both the Braves and Nationals lost on Friday night. The Braves have lost 11 of their last 16 games, including three in a row, and seven of their last ten.  That 12-2 start to the season seems a long time ago. Today’s rainout gave the Braves players a chance to recharge their batteries.  Atlanta has played 17 of the past 18 days, including a 10-game road trip.  The Braves are scheduled to play the Mets at home tomorrow afternoon, and then leave on another ten game road trip where they will play ten days in a row. If Saturday’s game against the Mets had not been cancelled they would have had to pla...

Chipper Jones and AJ McCarron appear at Talladega race

Former Atlanta Brave player Chipper Jones spent Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway serving as the grand marshal for the Aaron’s 499. Jones made his rounds though the media center and was thrilled to be on hand for the race which his baseball career had prevented him from attending. Jones described himself as a NASCAR enthusiast when he spoke earlier in the day. “I was in the...

Is the return of Brian McCann good news for the Braves?

The Atlanta Braves sit on top of the National League East with an impressive 18-12 record. They have a +30 run differential and are hitting the ball pretty well. Part of that hitting excellence has been the catching corp of Gerald Laird and Evan Gattis who have hit for a combined .864 OPS. But the Braves now have to make a tough decision because Brian McCann, their nearly forgotten...

Braves activate catcher Brian McCann from disabled list, will start tonight

The Atlanta Braves activated catcher Brian McCann from the 15-day disabled list and will welcome him back to the lineup Monday night when they open up a series against the Reds in Cincinnati. McCann, a six-time All-Star, had [...]

Chopcast: Hudson cementing impressive legacy

ATLANTA Following Tuesday's Braves game against the Nationals, there were plenty of questions concerning future opinions, especially those of how baseball voters would view the career of Tim Hudson. The 37-year-old veteran had just won his 200th game in memorable fashion: pitching seven innings of one-run ball to go along with his third career home run. But how should his career...

When Should Fredi Gonzalez Make Moves?

Fredi Gonzalez has the Braves in first place in the NL East Yesterday’s article entitled, “Braves Could Have Decisions to Make,” detailed the struggles of Dan Uggla and B.J. Upton, and talked about options Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez may at some point consider. The real question I’m going to talk about today, is when if it all would it be appropriate for Gonzalez to bench...

Atlanta Braves Option Infielder Tyler Pastornicky

The Atlanta Braves have optioned infielder Tyler Pastornicky to their Triple-A Gwinnett minor league affiliate. Having to make room for Brian McCann‘s return, Pastornicky was the odd man out. Struggling with the parent club this season, Pastornicky looks to regain his confidence with Gwinnett. The post Atlanta Braves Option Infielder Tyler Pastornicky appeared first on FFLockerRoom...

6-time All-Star McCann set to come off DL Monday

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez says six-time All-Star catcher Brian McCann is ready to come off the disabled list on Monday. McCann had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder last October. He was expected to complete his rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday and accompany the team to Cincinnati. Rookie catcher Evan Gattis has hit .250 with seven homers...

Brian McCann to be activated on Monday by Braves

The Atlanta Braves will welcome back Brian McCann on Monday when they open up a series in Cincinnati. McCann, a six-time All-Star, had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder last October. “If he feels good he’ll come back down here and fly out with us to Cincinnati,” Gonzalez said Sunday. “I don’t see any reason why we can’t set that in stone, but we have...

Braves’ Juan Francisco day-to-day with ankle sprain

Atlanta Braves third baseman Juan Francisco exited last night’s game against the New York Mets due to an ankle injury. The injury has been diagnosed as a mild ankle sprain, and the Braves are considering Francisco as day-to-day, according to David O’Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. #Braves Francisco has mild ankle sprain, listed as day-to-day — David O'...

Dog dressed as a hot dog eats a hot dog at an Atlanta Braves game

What better way to celebrate the Braves' "Bark in the Park" than by dressing up a dog as a hot dog and then, yes, feeding it a hot dog?

Hudson, Freeman lead Braves to win

Too much rest led to too many walks for Jonathon Niese. With his start pushed back by an off day Thursday and a rainout Saturday, Niese was wild on Sunday as he matched his career high with six walks and gave up seven runs in the New York Mets' 9-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Niese, who had been scheduled to pitch Saturday, was making his first start since April 28 -- exactly...

Dog dressed as hot dog eats a hot dog at Braves game

The Atlanta Braves defeated the New York Mets 9-4 on Sunday. It was also bring your dog to the game day so naturally someone dressed their dog as a hot dog and then fed it a hot dog. Back to baseball; the Braves will welcome back six-time All-Star catcher Brian McCann when they travel to Cincinnati to open a series on Monday.

Braves-Reds Preview

The Atlanta Braves have had trouble recapturing the magic from their best start in 19 years but should get a big boost in the opener to a lengthy road trip. Brian McCann is expected to make his season debut Monday night against the Cincinnati Reds, who have dominated the Braves lately and own the best home record in the majors. Atlanta (18-12) heads into its 10-game trek after...
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