Found August 09, 2013 on Love My Bravos:
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Luis Ayala catches Justin Upton HR in hat

Relief pitchers are always supposed to be paying attention to the action on the field, although that can be difficult at times when you’re 4o0 feet away from the plate and might have the worst angle in the ballpark.  Atlanta Braves RH reliever Luis Ayala had his head, and hat “in the game” on Wednesday as he snagged Justin Upton’s go-ahead home run in his cap.  Watch as...

Atlanta Braves news: Braves are the hottest team in baseball

The Atlanta Braves have been unstoppable over the past three weeks, as Wednesday’s 6-3 victory over the Washington Nationals gave the NL East leaders their fourth straight sweep and their thirteenth victory in a row. The Braves are just three more wins away from their longest winning streak since 2000, and it’s been all about the offense’s ability to score runs over this streak...

Jordan Schafer Expected Back Saturday Night

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer will be activated before Saturday night’s game, according to Dave O’Brien of the AJC. Schafer, who has been out with a stress fracture in his right ankle, has been rehabbing at Triple-A Gwinnett.  Schafer was only 2 of 32 in 8 rehab games at Gwinnett, so his timing still has not returned, even though he is ready to play physically. ...

Beachy Pitches Braves to 14th Straight Win

Beachy recorded his first win of the season Friday night The Atlanta Braves put together a big first inning as they blanked the Miami Marlins for their 14th straight win.  A stellar start from Brandon Beachy, combined with good hitting, was a recipe for success for the Braves on Friday night. Enough cannot be said about Brandon Beachy’s start on Friday night.  Especially since...

The Braves Have Shut Everyone Up

The Atlanta Braves are on a thirteen game roll that has shut Braves fans up.  How can you complain about anything when the team is winning every night and has a 15.5 game lead in the NL East? If you complain after thirteen straight wins, you are a certifiable idiot. Fans love to complain, we all know that.  So much so that I think many fans like to complain more than they like...

Three Cuts: Beachy-led Braves roll to 14th straight win

ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 5-0 win over the Miami Marlins, clinching Atlanta's 14th straight victory. 1. The Braves might be experiencing one of the least-pressurized, big-time win streaks of the last 10 years Here's where perception trumps reality: All told, Atlanta tallied only seven hits on Friday. And yet, this game had the feel...

Sitting in bullpen, Luis Ayala catches Justin Upton’s homer in his hat (video)

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Luis Ayala was minding his own business on Wednesday night, chilling alongside his fellow relievers in the bullpen when his teammate, outfielder Justin Upton mashed an offering from Washington Nationals right-hander Fernando Abad during the top of the 7th inning with the score tied at two apiece. As the ball came […]The post Sitting in bullpen, Luis...

Luis Ayala catches Justin Upton HR ball from bullpen with cap (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Atlanta Braves reliever Luis Ayala did not appear in Wednesday night's game, but did make a great catch from the bullpen with his cap. Read more » Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.

Waffle House song tribute to Braves

On Thursday, we brought you the information about how the Waffle House at Turner Field has been the catalyst to the Atlanta Braves' winning streak. A day later, we bring you Waffle Ball, a tribute song from the southern staple to their favorite team: It's bound to be a smash ... hit.

Braves win lucky 13, face Marlins at home

Since returning from the DL on Aug. 3, B.J. Upton is hitting .476 (10-for-21) with 2 doubles. The Washington Nationals, previously referred to as the team to beat in the National League East by almost all of baseball, opened the doors to the Braves at Nationals Park for a 3-game series and closed the door on all hope of winning the division in 2013. As Thomas Boswell wrote this week...

Luis Ayala Catches Justin Upton’s Home Run With His Hat

Braves reliever Luis Ayala made an impressive snag in the bullpen last night but he didn’t use his hands or his glove. Instead, Ayala caught teammate Justin Upton’s homer to left field with his hat, a feat thats harder that it looks. Understandably, Ayala was pretty pumped after he pulled it off. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Braves 5, Marlins 0

Justin Upton, Chris Johnson and Brian McCann homered, Brandon Beachy pitched eight strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-0 Friday night for their 14th straight victory. The Braves are one victory shy of tying their 2000 team for the longest winning streak since the franchise relocated to Atlanta in 1966. Beachy (1-0) scattered three hits, allowed one walk...

Waffle House song claims the Braves’ winning streak is due to #WaffleBall

Waffle House wrote a song taking credit for the Atlanta Braves' winning streak, calling it Waffle Ball. It's #WaffleBall, y'all.

Braves beat Nationals 6-3, sweep series

Tempers cooled Wednesday night but the Braves – and Justin Upton - never did. The Braves and Nationals got through the night without any more benches-clearing brush-ups. They just played another good highly-contested game until the Braves broke it open with a three-run eighth for a 6-3 win and their 13th win in a row. Upton went 3-for-4 with three RBIs on a double and his fifth...

Dugout Digest - dusting foes

You've got to hand it to the Atlanta Braves: they are stomping a mudhole in the collective ass of the NL East. The Braves swept the Nationals in DC for the second time this year, finishing with a 6-3 win on Wednesday night. Atlanta is 15.5 games up on the second place Nats, who are 50% closer to last place (the Marlins are 25.5 out) than first place. Against the NL East, Atlanta...
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