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The Atlanta Braves completed a three-game sweep over the Minnesota Twins Wednesday afternoon with an 8-3 victory at Turner Field.Although the Twins may have lost the battle on the diamond, they may have won the war on Twitter.It appears as though the two teams carried the hostilities from the field over into the social media world immediately after the contest. The Braves took the first shot, but Minnesota then delivered a knockout blow.Leave it there. We'll SWEEP it up for you! RT @twins The Kent Hrbek jersey is on display in Atlanta. twitter.com/Twins/status/3…— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 22, 2013For those who may not know, the item featured above is the 1991 World Series trophy, which the Twins beat out those Braves for in one of the most compelling series' of all-time. Five of its games were decided by a single run, while four games were decided in the final at-bat.Game. Set. Match. The Twins just hit a proverbial walk-off, folks.Via Eye on Baseball
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Evan Gattis has not disappointed Tuesday night Evan Gattis came through again for the Braves, driving a Glenn Perkins slider into the left field seats with two out in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game, 4-4. Gattis has hit nine home runs this season, four have been tying or go-head shots in the eighth inning or later. Whenever a player comes on the scene and has immediate...
The Atlanta Braves don’t need Justin Upton (DNP – rest) as rookie sensation C/OF Evan Gattis clears the bases with an opposite field grand slam! Video courtesy of MLB.com:
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ATLANTA Around Memorial Day weekend, there are three baseline measures for determining if a balanced ballclub is on the path to 90-plus wins without figuratively breaking a sweat.
1. Dominate opponents at home.
2. Be consistently good against division foes.
3. Show little mercy against baseball's proverbial weaklings especially during Interleague play.
On Wednesday, the...
The Braves bench has been stellar this season
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez affectionately refers to his bench players as his “B-Squad” or “Bomb Squad” and after Tuesday night’s thrilling come from behind victory that finished close to midnight, he stated that they would be playing prominent roles in Wednesday’s early afternoon game, as starters received much deserved...
Atlanta Braves reliever Jordan Walden's previously ailing shoulder continues to feel good, but manager Fredi Gonzalez still doesn't expect the right-hander to come off the disabled list when he's eligible on Monday, according to Carroll Rogers of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Walden played catch for the second day in a row yesterday, and he says his shoulder...
A favorable schedule has helped the Atlanta Braves put together another strong stretch, and it may not end any time soon.
Evan Gattis is making his own contributions.
The Braves may opt to put Gattis in the lineup as they try to sweep their second consecutive series against a last-place opponent Wednesday, when they face the spiraling Minnesota Twins.
Atlanta (27-18) is atop the...
The Minnesota Twins placed third baseman Trevor Plouffe on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion Wednesday after he was struck in the head by Dan Uggla's shin while breaking up an attempted double play.
Plouffe was injured in the 10th inning of Tuesday night's 5-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
He slammed into Uggla's leg sliding into second base and remained down...
As previously noted on Outside the Boxscore, we love to see fans make incredible catches of foul balls and home runs.
During Wednesday's Braves/Twins game, a home run by Atlanta outfielder B.J. Upton off of Twins pitcher Vince Worley gave one fan a chance to make a nice catch with his hat:
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Do you think Gattis is tired of answering questions about his past? Do you think the media will ever stop talking about it?
Don't get me wrong, I like Gattis and I'm glad his (now) 10 homers are on my team. I just feel like his backstory is beyond the saturation point. To quote Oscar Wilde...
Not that I'm calling Gattis either of those, but a lot of people are trying...
Two days ago, designated hitter Anderson Hidalgo was on the suspended list for the Crushers. Thursday night, he drove in what was ultimately the game winning run with a bases-loaded single with nobody out in the top of the fourth inning as the Crushers (3-3) went on to beat the Miners (3-3) by a score of 3-1.
Hidalgo was hitting in the sixth spot in the lineup for the third consecutive...
Who are the douchebags running the Twins and Braves Twitter accounts? Stand up, douchebags. Be proud of the work you tur…
The Twins have now lost 9 games in a row. They are terrible. There is only one solution. Burn it down.
Everyone on the staff, fire them. All of them. Terry Ryan Ron Gardenhire, Joe Vavra, the guy who burns hot dogs by Section 129 on a daily damn basis, TC Bear. Everyone.
Trade everyone. Josh Willingham. Joe Mauer. Oswaldo Arcia. Trade them. Trade them all.
Then set fire to Target...
Are you going to be watching the NBA draft lottery? Wait, you are? All right then, I guess.
I love how the entire crowd reacts. Adorable.
The Twins have added a reliever from the minors who hails from Minnesota. Huge deal.
There is a new way to design your basketball court, apparently, and George Washington is going for it.
Atlanta 5, Minnesota 1 – The Twins still...