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St. Louis Cardinals
The Braves got a clutch hit from Andrelton Simmons late in Saturday’s game, as they defeated the Cardinals 2-0. The Braves have cut the Cardinals lead for home field advantage in the playoffs to 4.5 games. Saturday’s game turned into a pitchers duel, as Julio Teheran faced off against Cardinals starter, Joe Kelly. Neither starter factored into the decision, as they both shut down the opposition. Kelly pitched 6.1 innings before getting in trouble in the 7th. He did not give up a run and struck out 3. Julio Teheran was just as good, if not better. He pitched 7 innings and only gave up 2 hits to a good Cardinals lineup. He also struck out 6. It was a huge outing for Teheran, with the recent injuries to the Braves rotation. The Braves are going to need Teheran and Minor to step up big to fill roles in the Braves rotation. The game stayed scoreless until what would prove to be the Braves final at bat. It seemed as if the Cardinals pitched around Chris Johnson, so they could pit...
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An Uggla hot streak would seal the regular season deal
The Atlanta Braves have opened up an eight game lead in the National League East race, but the season is far from over. So who are the three players that are key the rest of the season and into the playoffs?
Even before Tim Hudson‘s injury, I considered Brandon Beachy to be a key this season. Beachy was one of the top pitchers...
O’Flaherty/Kimbrel/Venters in 2011-2012: 1.79 ERA and .197 opposing AVG in 417 inns.
Through the past two seasons, Atlanta’s bullpen dominance was driven by the trio of closer Craig Kimbrel and late-inning lefties Johnny Venters and Eric O’Flaherty. From the start of 2011 through the end of the 2012 season, the trio of Kimbrel, Venters & O’Flaherty combined for a 1...
ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 5-2 victory over the Cardinals (62-40), clinching a sweep of the National League's premier club, record-wise.
1. The Braves are now viable threats for landing the top spot in the NL playoffs
Yes, it's still July; and yes, Atlanta only has an 8 12-game lead over Washington (winners of three straight).
Atlanta Braves fans looking for something else to eat other than the standard hot dog or ice cream in a helmet when they go to games at Turner Field now have a new alternative — waffles.
On Friday, the Braves officially opened a Waffle House in the Turner Field concourse. It features a scaled-down menu compared to the regular-sized restaurants, but all the essentials are there...
It may have been late July but the series between NL division leaders St. Louis and Atlanta has all the feel of post season baseball.
Both teams had good pitching performances, holding each other hit-less though the seventh with runners in scoring position.
Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly pitched into the seventh before parting ways after a fly-ball gaffe by left fielder Matt Holliday...
ATLANTA -- Mike Minor is on top of things.
During his last start in Chicago, Braves catcher Evan Gattis pointed out to the left-hander that his arm slot was lower than usual, a mechanical issue that has the potential to affect his pitch location and overall effectiveness. After consulting the film with pitching coach Roger McDowell during that same inning -- an exercise that confirmed...
Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs to help the Atlanta Braves beat St. Louis 5-2 on Sunday night, capping their first three-game sweep of the Cardinals at home in 10 years.
The Braves broke a 2-all tie with two runs in the sixth inning off rookie Shelby Miller (10-7) and two relievers. Pinch-hitter Joey Terdoslavich drove in Chris Johnson with the go-ahead run. Heyward...
ATLANTA -- Mike Minor allowed only one run to give Atlanta's depleted rotation a lift, Jason Heyward homered, and the Braves beat Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 in a matchup of division leaders on Friday night.
Minor (10-5) gave up four hits with no walks in seven innings. His sharp performance came two days after Tim Hudson was lost for the season with a broken...
FOX Sports South checks in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to get the latest on the Braves.
FOX SPORTS SOUTH: Tim Hudson was lost to a gruesome ankle injury on Wednesday against the Mets. What does his loss mean to this team, not only as a pitcher, but also as that veteran presence in the clubhouse?
CHIP CARAY: All those things are very, very important. But obviously you...
The tweets say it all. First, “Huddy is DEALING tonight! 4 straight K’s!” from the official Atlanta Braves twitter feed. Then, two tweets later, “Thoughts and prayers with Huddy.” Even the moniker “Huddy” speaks volumes to the way Tim Hudson is seen by his team and its fans. It’s this love and admiration that made his gruesome ankle injury on Wednesday night even...
In what should have been a terrific series for the Braves to continue their dominance in the National League East, the Braves watched as veteran ace Tim Hudson pitched a gem that ended suddenly with a freak accident. To say that the Braves were shaken by the injury to Hudson would be an understatement given Hudson’s role as a veteran leader in the clubhouse. Unfortunately, the...
YouTube Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday hit a foul pop up toward the Braves’ dugout Sunday night that Freddie Freeman had a beat on. Freeman ran out of real estate, but still made a ridiculous catch leaning over the railing at the dugout. Common baseball decency says that a players OWN TEAM should come to his aid when he’s approaching the dugout. Notice how late BJ Upton...
It wasn’t exactly redemption but it would have to do.
The Braves hosted the Cardinals on Friday night without the drama of a one-game Wild Card playoff and an infield fly called 225 feet from home plate to rile up the masses but they walked away 4-1 winners over the team with the best record in baseball in front of a packed house.
A sellout crowd of 50124 — only the third sellout...
Jason Heyward simultaneously wins the game and saves it.
Craig Kimbrel … doesn’t mind much.
Yasiel Puig can throw a bit, too bad the umpire wasn’t in on that info
Yasiel Puig makes a catch, hurts the wall, leaves Paco Rodriguez floored
Yunel Escobar is just showing off.
For all the shortcomings of Jeff Francoeur, throwing is not one of them.