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The Reds have been a hot and cold team, sweeping one series, getting swept another. The Braves have one of the best records in baseball – although now they are only a half game better than the Reds. In any case, the Reds look like the were on their way to dropping the first 2 games of the series. Kris Medlen had pitched a decent game to give the Braves a 4-2 lead. The Reds grabbed one run back in the 8th and then the Braves brought in the best closer (last year) in the game. Craig Kimbrel was untouchable last year, but faltered in the WBC and has seemed human since. Well tonight the Reds teed off.
Kimbrel made quick work of the first two batters, but then gave up back to back dingers. This was about as dramatic as any early season 9 inning game could be. The final damage: 2 outs, 2 home runs, ballgame. We don’t expect to see Kimbrel much here this season. If you’re a Braves hater, enjoy it while you can.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Taking three cuts following the Braves' 5-4 loss to the Reds on Tuesday in Cincinnati.
1. For the first time, Kimbrel is looking mortal
Craig Kimbrel watched the ball sail beyond the left-center field wall and was on his way off the field before Shin-Soo Choo had even rounded third.
For the third time in his last five attempts, the Braves' All-Star closer -- who was one...
Otis Nixon was a staple piece of so many great Atlanta Braves teams during the 1990′s. Nixon was lauded for overcoming several addictions and beating drugs some time back.
It seems that his demons may have caught up to him. The 54-year-old Nixon was arrested over the weekend after he was pulled over, and officers discovered he had a crack pipe on him and a small rock substance...
The Braves and Reds tangle again tonight at 7:10
How ’bout Andrelton Simmons last night? He went 3 for 4 with 2 home runs and 3 RBI and made a play at second base that still has me scratching my head. If he makes that play in the seventh game of the World Series it would be legendary. Check out the video at: Andrelton Simmons Great Play
With last night’s win the Braves...
ATLANTA Fredi Gonzalez ran out yet another new starting lineup Monday night in Cincinnati, but this time it was not due to experimentation not behind the plate anyways.
Catcher Brian McCann returned after missing the first 30 games of the season while rehabbing from offseason shoulder surgery, being plugged into the No. 6 hole in his first game back in the majors. The six-time...
Dan Uggla is rolling
Braves second baseman Dan Uggla is not only hotter right now than Kate Upton, he is hotter than all the Uptons. In the past 6 games, Uggla has 11 hits in 24 at bats, 3 home runs, 2 triples, 5 RBI, and has scored 8 times. After having his batting average under .200 all season, Uggla is now hitting .209.
Justin Upton was the hottest of all Uptons for a while...
For the first game of their 10-game road trip, the Braves traveled to Cincinnati and notched an impressive 7-4 win over the defending N.L. Central champs. Here are three observations from the game:
1. Andrelton Simmons reverted back to World Baseball Classic form
Atlanta's young shortstop was the talk of the international baseball world at times this offseason following his...
The Atlanta Braves game that was postponed on Saturday, May 4, against the New York Mets has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 18 at 1:10 p.m. as part of a split doubleheader.
The game will air on SportSouth.
Fans holding tickets to the May 4 game (game tickets, parking, family pack andor Batting Practice Experience) can use those same tickets to enter for the 1:10 p.m. game...
Tickets to the May 4 rainout game are good for the rescheduled June 18 game
The Atlanta Braves and New York Mets game that was rained out this past Saturday (May 4) has been rescheduled as part of a split doubleheader. The game will be played Tuesday, June 18 at 1:10 p.m.
The game will be televised on SportsSouth.
Fans who have tickets from the cancelled May 4 game (game tickets...
Former Atlanta Braves outfielder Otis Nixon was arrested over the weekend. He is facing charges of possession of drugs and paraphernalia.
Washington has won four of their last five games with three starting pitchers (Zimmermann, Haren, Gonzalez) recording curly Ws. The Nats will now host the Detroit Tigers with a day of rest on each end of the two-game series. The rest comes much needed and deserved, as they have played 17 straight games in as many days. Streaky has been the term to describe the 2013 Washington...
Braves starter Tim Hudson won his 200th game last week against the Washington Nationals, and today was awarded the National Player of the Week honor for the week ending May 5. Hudson went on to beat the Mets on Sunday to notch his 201st win and finish a perfect, 2-0 for the week.
Not only did Hudson pitch well last week, he laced a double to left center and then smashed an opposite...
Dan Uggla and Juan Francisco helped Atlanta quickly forget a terrible ending.
Uggla hit a pair of solo homers and Francisco added his first career grand slam as the Braves recovered from a stunning last-swing loss by beating the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 Wednesday.
Atlanta took two of three in the series, the first the Reds lost at home this season. The Reds are 13-6 at Great American...
Andrelton Simmons homered twice and drove in a career-high four runs on Monday night, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 7-4 victory that ended the Cincinnati Reds' winning streak at three games.
The Braves won at a place where they've had little success lately. They were 0-4 at Great American Ball Park last year and 14-25 overall since it opened for the 2003 season.
Right-handed starting pitcher Paul Maholm is off to a nice start for the Atlanta Braves. He's in the final season of his two-year, $11.25 million contract, but as of yet there haven't been any extension talks between Maholm and Atlanta, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.
While extension talks haven't reportedly begun between Maholm and the Braves, Olney notes that...
Official statement from FOX Sports South:
“Dish has been offered the same fair market rate that other providers have agreed to. Unfortunately for Braves fans, Dish appears to have no interest in working towards an agreement to carry these games.”
I have been saying for weeks that it just doesn't seem like Dish is trying very hard. They tweet the same thing over and over...