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Justin Upton is already in mid-season form
In a game where the Braves were down 5 to 1 heading into the bottom of the 8th, it couldn’t have ended any better! The story that would unfold in the last inning and a half was one that will be told for years to come.
The bottom of the 8th started with a double by Justin Upton where his hustle allowed him to slide safely into 2nd with a two-bagger that was anything but ordinary. Upton then moved to third on a wild pitch from Cubs pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa.
Freeman followed with an RBI single that made it a 5-2 Cubs lead. Dan Uggla had his best at bat of the year following Freeman. He had a single to right field away from the shift that put runners on first and second.
After Francisco fanned on a pitch that would have been high to Yao Ming, Laird walked, and that brought up Ramiro Pena. Pena stepped up in a big way and showed why Fredi Gonzalez trusted him in that position. His 2 RBI single up the middle cut the lead to one.
With Laird standing...
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The Atlanta Braves have come out of the gates hot in the first week of the 2013 season, winning two out of three games against the NL East rival Philadelphia Phillies and sweeping the Chicago Cubs to start the season with a 5-1 record, tying the team with the Diamondbacks and the Rockies for the best record in Major League Baseball.
Although it all comes down to the numbers in the...
Video: Bossman Sr. would be proud
ATLANTA -- Some stories are too good to be true.
No, Roy Hobbs didnt shatter the lights at New York stadium in his last at-bat. That was a movie. So was the one where the ghost of Kevin Costners dad came walking out of an Iowa cornfield to play catch.
But Saturday night in Atlanta was very real indeed. And for the first time in the history of baseball, brothers hit ninth inning...
The Atlanta Braves trailed the Chicago Cubs 5-1 entering the eighth inning of Saturday’s game. After scratching across three runs against Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa in the eighth they unloaded on Carlos Marmol in the ninth.
B.J. Upton hit a game tying home run, moments later his younger brother hit his second home run of the night giving the Braves a thrilling 6-5 win.
B.J. and Justin Upton never had the nerve to imagine an ending like the one they provided Saturday night - not even after they both moved to the Atlanta Braves this offseason.
One brother homers to tie it in the ninth. The other homers to win it.
''We'd never dreamed of being on the same team, much less coming out here and doing that,'' B.J. Upton said. '...
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This Upton-Upton combination is working out nicely for the Braves.
Justin and BJ Upton became the first brothers to hit a tying and walk-off home run in the same inning in MLB history, per Elias Sports Bureau. BJ went deep off Chicago’s Carlos Marmol to lead off the ninth and tie the Braves-Cubs game at 5 on Saturday. Two batters later, Justin...
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...
BJ Upton (left) and Justin Upton became the first brothers in major league history to homer to tie, then win a game Saturday against Cubs closer Carlos Marmol.
I mentioned earlier this week how Carlos Marmol has been absolutely dreadful for the Cubs.
Now he’s so bad he’s in the record books.
Marmol allowed the game-tying home run to B.J. Upton, then the walk-off winner to his...
After just four and a half games, some fans in Atlanta were getting tired of BJ Upton. He started his Braves career by going 0/16, and some fans were clamoring for the return of Michael Bourn. Of course, every player has gone in a slump before, let alone one as short as 16 at bats, so the concern was a bit ridiculous. But things were much more rosy for BJ's brother Justin, who...
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 →
MIAMI (AP) --Justin Upton went 4 for 4, including his sixth home run, and Paul Maholm allowed one hit in seven sharp innings to help the Atlanta Braves spoil the Miami Marlins' home opener Monday by winning 2-0.
The Braves earned their fourth consecutive victory and improved to 6-1, their best start since 2007. The Marlins lost their third game in a row and fell to 1-6, their...
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Team News and Notes
Atlanta Braves (6-1)
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...
Freeman’s bat will be missed
Braves hot-hitting first baseman Freddie Freeman has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right oblique. The concern is that oblique injuries can often linger well beyond the initial diagnosis.
Freeman has been an anchor at the clean up spot so far this season, hitting .412 with 1 homer and 7 RBIs. He has provided valuable protection...
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Cubs teammates came to the defense of the Chicago Cubs who last won the World Series on two separate occasions in the Chicago Cubs home opener.
“You lose some respect for the fans,” pitcher James major upgrade. The team and the city appear to be behind you no matter what. It’s not a project for Wrigley Field. He’s out there busting...