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Here are three things we learned from Atlanta's 3-2 victory over Miami on Tuesday, before a subdued crowd at Marlins Park:
1. Just wait until Kris Medlen recaptures that late-season mojo of last year
From a distance, Medlen's cumulative numbers after two starts (1-1, 1.50 ERA) look superb. But he has yet to find a true groove with strikeout-to-walk ratio (45) or WHIP (1.42).
And let's be honest, the Marlins' lineup even with Giancarlo Stanton might be the least intimidating in all of baseball. Very little power. Marginal speed. Full of slap-hitting assets. Ugh.
That said, it's not Medlen's job to draft or sign the Miami roster, and he didn't fill out the Marlins' Tuesday lineup, either. He could only control the pace of his pitches and the tempo of his delivery; and from my vantage point, he appeared to be looser and more relaxed than last Thursday's losing duel with Phillies co-ace Cliff Lee.
Plus, the temperature at Marlins Park was roug...
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Video: Bossman Sr. would be proud
During Atlanta's 8-0 win in Miami last night, the Atlanta offense struggled for the first four innings before exploding in the fifth. Andrelton Simmons started the scoring with an RBI single, and Braves rookie catcher Evan Gattis extended the lead to four runs with a three-run homer. But the real cherry on top during the inning was this monstrous home run by Braves third baseman...
Strikeouts are cool. Steals are pretty neat as well. Home run robbing catches, sliding grabs, falling into the stands to snag a foul ball--all awesome. However, there is one play, one thing that people love about baseball above everything else.
Yep. You guessed it--the long ball; the dinger; the moon shot; the tater; the country mile; the roof shot; the salami; the round tripper...
From moppin' floors to Turner Field
Justin Upton is hitting enough for an entire team.
The slugging outfielder went 4 for 4, including his sixth home run, and Paul Maholm allowed one hit in seven innings to help the Atlanta Braves spoil the Miami Marlins' home opener Monday night by winning 2-0.
Upton scored both runs and doubled the Marlins' hit total. The Braves won despite going 0 for 7 with runners in...
The Atlanta Braves have played seven games so far this year, and have won six. As it stands, new left fielder Justin Upton has hit a homerun for each win. In addition to the six homers, Upton has two doubles, … Continue reading →
Viewers of the Fox South-Florida television broadcast of Monday's Miami Marlins-Atlanta Braves game on Monday night were treated to a little R-rated entertainment right after they came out of commercial.
In one of the stadium's boxes, a camera caught a trio of feather-wearing, tassel-twirling dancers shaking their moneymakers. From the looks of it, there was more action...
MIAMI (AP) -- Evan Gattis hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves completed their second consecutive three-game sweep when they beat the reeling Miami Marlins 8-0 Wednesday night.
Mike Minor pitched 5 2-3 innings for the Braves, whose 8-1 record leads the majors. They're off to their best start since 1994, when they began the season 13-1.
Only three series into the season...
The Atlanta Braves bolstered their bullpen depth Wednesday by acquiring right-handed reliever Luis Ayala from the Baltimore Orioles for a minor-leaguer.
The Braves sent left-handed pitcher Chris Jones to the Orioles. Jones, 24, was pitching at Double-A Mississippi.
Ayala, 35, was 5-5 with one save in three chances and a 2.64 ERA in 66 games with the Orioles in 2012. He had a 2...
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The Braves currently sit in first place in the NL East, and new addition Justin Upton is a major reason why. The 25-year-old has batted .423/.448/1.192 to start the season, with six bombs and eight RBI. The other half of the Upton brothers, B.J., has struggled to hit himself out of a barn batting...