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Gattis during his janitorial days. His story started with a bang, literally, homering off the Phillie’s Roy Halladay in his first major league at-bat. Talk about a dream come true, crushing a Doc Halladay pitch over the outfield wall in your first at-bat. Whoa. The homerun ball was caught by a young man wearing a Texas A&M shirt. The irony was not lost on Evan Gattis. From a drug addicted college drop-out (No wait, that’s not right, he can’t drop out if he never showed up to A&M to fulfill his part of a baseball scholarship can he?) to a cook, janitor, ski-lift operator and God knows what else in between, Gattis has lived a lifetime in 26 years. When the rookie steps to the plate at Turner Field in Atlanta, chants of “El Oso Blanco” echo through the stadium. He earned the nickname, which translates to “The White Bear”, while obliterating baseballs in the Mexican winter league. Sometimes, if you look hard enough, you can find bear-shaped hats sprinkled throughout the stands. ...
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It looks like Dan Uggla may be back in the Braves lineup Wednesday when the Braves take on the Indians in the second of a three game set.
“We’ll check with him this evening, but I think he’ll be here tomorrow,” Gonzalez said after Tuesday night’s 2-0 win against the Indians. “He got seven at-bats the last two days. His timing is getting better and better, so hopefully...
ATLANTA -- Chris Johnson's mindset was simple.
"You go up there thinking, 'Alright, you want me, you got me,'" he said.
The Indians' Joe Smith walked All-Star Freddie Freeman with one on, two outs and the score tied 2-2 in the bottom of the ninth Wednesday at Turner Field to get to Johnson.
Hitless in his first four plate appearances, Johnson was down...
FOXSportsSouth.com checks in with play-by-play analyst Chip Caray to get the latest on the Braves.
FOX SPORTS SOUTH: Alex Wood is 3-0 with a 1.46 ERA in his past six starts and he has a 1.88 ERA at home. Have you been surprised by his smooth transition, thus far, into the majors?
CHIP CARAY: He's obviously a highly touted prospect. If you're picked in the second round the...
Outfielder Justin Upton is day to day after being struck on left hand by a pitch during Atlanta's game against Cleveland.
Upton was plunked with a 92-mph fastball from Ubaldo Jimenez that rode into the hitter in the fifth inning with the Braves leading 3-0 Thursday night.
The training staff immediately ran out to check on Upton, who looked as though he would stay in the game...
There is a chance Brandon Beachy will pitch again this year for the Atlanta Braves. The young pitcher coming off Tommy John surgery began feeling forearm discomfort resulting in him being shut down and sent off to see Dr. James Andrews. Fortunately, there is no structural damage in Beachy's elbow, and his prognosis looks good.
According to Carrol Rogers of the Atlanta...
Yeah, this is pretty funny if you are a Sports fan. Assuming you know who Elliot Johnson is anyway.
The Atlanta Braves second baseman was the star of Tuesday nights 2-0 win when he hit a 2-run triple in the 3rd inning providing the Braves with all the runs they'd need to win the game.
Then there is this.
After the game, Fox Sports South Braves reporter...
ATLANTA The Atlanta Braves continued their winning ways at home with a 2-1 win in a pitching duel that included two rookies and six relievers. Here are three observations from Atlanta's MLB-leading 82nd win of the season:
1. The Fernandez-Teheran was an odd pitching duel that still produced the expected results
When Jordan Schafer stepped into the box for the first time Friday...
Last night, Paul Maholm started the 238th game of his career, twirling six one-run innings on the way to a 3-2 Braves victory. You may not realize it — perhaps because you didn’t realize that he’s from Mississippi, or don’t spend a great deal of time thinking about Paul Maholm — but Paul Maholm has the […]
Brian McCann hit a three-run homer, Kris Medlen pitched seven scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves completed a sweep of the Cleveland Indians with a 3-1 victory Thursday night.
McCann went deep in the third after Justin Upton kept the inning going with a two-out single. Upton had to leave the game in the sixth after being struck on the left hand by a pitch, but X-rays were negative...
The Atlanta Braves have activated second baseman Dan Uggla from
the disabled list, two weeks after he underwent eye surgery.
When the Atlanta Braves acquired Elliot Johnson, my guess is that they never expected the light hitting second baseman to do more than provide some relief to their current crop of infielders.
However...dude is quickly becoming the "go to" guy when it comes to interviews.
Over the weekend, the former Kansas City Royal did his best impersonation of Will Ferrell'...
Julio Teheran said he took the mound with one goal: ''Show everybody what I can do.''
Teheran showed he can beat Jose Fernandez, the Marlins' young star who ranks third in the majors with his 2.33 ERA.
Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer in the first inning, Teheran outpitched Fernandez in a matchup of young right-handers, and the Atlanta Braves beat Miami 2...
Rome 14, Savannah 1
Every starter in the Rome Braves’ lineup had at least one hit and top pitching prospect Lucas Sims went five innings to notch his 11th win in a 14-1 rout of the Savannah Sand Gnats on Tuesday night.
It was the largest margin of defeat for the Gnats this season, topping the 11-run deficit to Augusta in an 11-0 loss on May 17.
Savannah (72-58) has lost six of...
Tuesday night, Atlanta Braves infielder Elliot Johnson went all NASCAR during a postgame interview. Not to be outdone, Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond channeled "Talledega Nights".
Yup, dude autographed a baby.
Absolutely ma'm...I'd love to sign your baby.