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Taking three cuts following the Braves' 7-4 loss to the Tigers at Comerica Park on Saturday.
1. Has Medlen come back down to earth?
Kris Medlen got off to an impressively odd start, scoring his first out before pitching a strike.
He walked Austin Jackson on four pitches before picking him off. Medlen now has 12 pickoffs since the start of last season, a figure only bested by the Reds' Johnny Cueto, Blue Jays' R.A. Dickey and Dodgers' Zack Greinke.
But while the Braves didn't drop a regular-season game Medlen started in almost three years -- a run that would go from May 23, 2010 until April 4's 2-0 loss to the Phillies, and which included an MLB-record 23 straight victories -- they've now dropped two such games.
He followed up a 4-2 defeat on Sunday vs. the Pirates in which he yielded three runs on seven hits, by giving up five runs and 10 hits, a career high, against the Tigers.
Medlen (1-3) had just one previous stretch where he had allowed at lea...
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♡ It feels like they start the All-Star ballot earlier every year. I was really excited to see Chris Johnson listed as our 3B option, though. He's doing so well this year. Anyway, you know the drill: vote early, vote often.
♡ In case you missed JHey's tweet about his surgery, you can read it here. I especially liked this part, because...
Brian McCann begins a rehabilitation injury assignment tonight with the Rome Braves
Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann, who has been rehabbing his shoulder since off-season surgery, will begin an injury rehabilitation assignment tonight with the Single-A Rome Braves at 7 p.m. The Rome Braves will play tonight at Greensboro.
McCann had successful arthroscopic surgery on October...
Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy is expected to join the team around mid-season. On Friday the 26-year-old Beachy threw batting practice.
Friday’s session was the latest step forward for Beachy as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery. Thus far Beachy has not run into any problems since he began throwing in spring training.
In 13 starts last season Beachy compiled a 5-5 record...
The Braves return to Atlanta with a game Monday night against the Nationals
After a 12-1 start the Braves have lost three in a row and seven of their last ten games, so is it time for Braves fans to panic? Of course it is time for Braves fans to panic, that is what fans do.
Located in Atlanta the Braves have a lot of fans in the southeast. Ted Turner‘s SuperStation and the...
We hear the justifications every year, when stars struggle early in their debut seasons with new teams: He's adjusting ... He's pressing ... He's settling in ... He's trying to do too much ... It's not easy to change divisions/leagues/cities/positions.
Then there's Justin Upton.
In his first month as an Atlanta Brave, he's been the best player on the...
McCann hit two home runs last night in his first rehab game.
With last night’s loss Atlanta no longer has the best record in the major leagues. That distinction is now owned by the Texas Rangers.
The Braves not only lost last night, but they did it in grand style. The 10-0 loss was the worst defeat since May 16, 2009 when the Braves were pasted 12-0 by the Diamondbacks.
The Atlanta Braves have gotten off to one of the best starts in baseball, and they've been able to do so without catcher Brian McCann. The veteran backstop is recovering from shoulder surgery, but he could rejoin the team soon, as David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports McCann is set to begin his minor league rehab assignment tonight.
Just in case you...
Comerica Park was named after a bank that has since moved it’s headquarters to Dallas
The Atlanta Braves will send Paul Maholm, Kris Medlen, and Mike Minor (3M Company) to the mound this weekend when they tangle with the Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit.
Maholm (3-1, 1.03) ) will square off Friday night against former Miami Marlin, Anibal Sanchez, in a match-up scheduled to start...
42 stars Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson
The Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball will host free private screenings for Atlanta area teenagers at Atlantic Station‘s Regal Theater 16 of the movie about Jackie Robinson entitled “42″. The screenings will be on April 29 at 6:40 p.m. and May 5 at 2:30 p.m.
“We have the unique opportunity to impact the next generation...
Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 8-3 loss to the Tigers, as Detroit earned a series sweep over the National League's best team:
1. Two key stats might best explain the Braves' Sunday troubles
Atlanta was 2 for 12 with runners in scoring position.
The Braves (15-9) also left 20 men on base for the evening, with every member of the starting nine being...
Justin Upton has been off the charts to begin the 2013 season
In the 2012/2013 MLB off-season, a lot of rumors were swirling around the Arizona Diamondbacks and their young 25 year old phenom Justin Upton. Upton was in the middle of all sorts of trade rumors during the 2012 season and was also bothered by a nagging thumb injury in which he sustained in the 3rd game of the Diamondbacks...
The Atlanta Braves continued their dominance of the Washington Nationals earlier this month, including a win over ace Stephen Strasburg.
With their fast start a distant memory, the Braves hope a return home for a four-game series with their NL East rival can get them untracked.
Atlanta attempts to avoid its longest slide in 11 months and set a franchise record for its longest winning...
12-10, 2nd place, 1 game behind KC.
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After laying an egg against one of the weaker teams in baseball right now, the Tigers have responded nicely with two comfortable wins against the hot Braves. Yesterday’s win was brought to you courtesy of the middle infield, as both Infante and Peralta hit twho rhun homers, and Cabrera was Cabrera again. Porcello...
10-10, 2nd place, 1.5 games behind KC.
On the heels of an incredibly disappointing 1-5 stretch, the Tigers welcome the best team in baseball thus far, the Atlanta Braves, to the D. The Braves are 15-6 and an incredible 9-4 on the road. Their early season success is entirely attributable to their sparkling pitching. You ready for this?
Team ERA: 2.52 (Tigers: 3.91)
Team WHIP: 1.13...