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Ruben Tejada caught facing outfield when pitch is thrown

Your browser does not support iframes.New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada was burned for not being ready in the field as pitcher Jacob DeGrom threw his first pitch to open the bottom of the first inning in Wednesday night's game in Atlanta. As DeGrom began his delivery to Braves leadoff batter B.J. Upton, Tejada was actually facing the outfield, apparently having a conversation...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Uptons tie MLB record as Braves take down Astros

The Atlanta Braves' outfield duo of brothers Justin and B.J. Upton provided the lion's share of the offensive production to go along with a bit of MLB history in a 3-2 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. The Upton brothers' home runs handed veteran starter Aaron Harang and his bullpen the one-run lead they needed to get the three-game series off to a positive...
Via Fox Sports South
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves To Bench B.J. Upton In Favor Of Triple-A Catcher Bethancourt

Mark Bowman from MLB.com wrote today about the possibility of the Atlanta Braves calling up Triple-A Gwinnett catcher Christian Bethancourt, who has been on a tear recently, to replace Evan Gattis as the starter behind the plate.  Of course if this happens, that would mean Gattis would move to left field while Jason Heyward mans center. In right would be Justin Upton.  B.J. Upton...
Via FF Locker Room
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves dynamic outfield … finally dynamic?

BJ Upton’s recent performance has coaches and teammates feeling optimistic. Do you remember the sense of excitement in Atlanta over the Braves’ dynamic outfield? It wasn’t all that long ago. Prior to the 2013 season, the Braves gave free agent center fielder BJ Upton a franchise record 5-year/75-million dollar deal. Shortly thereafter, they acquired younger brother Justin from...
Via BravesWire
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Top three weaknesses in Braves’ lineup

Mike Minor gave up 7 runs to the St. Louis Cardinals his last start. On May 5, in the second game of the series against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Atlanta Braves snapped their seven-game losing streak with a 2 – 1 victory. Looking to start a new winning streak, hopes of that were lost after the Cardinals knocked Mike Minor around for a 7 – 1 victory. This is not new: Just...
Via isportsweb.com
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves' B.J. Upton collects 1,000th hit on infield single

ATLANTA -- Braves outfielder B.J. Upton reached a significant milestone on Saturday night, notching the 1,000th hit of his 10-year MLB career. Upton, whose batting average has jumped 87 points (heading into Saturday), collected the base hit in the first inning -- an up-the-middle ball that deflected off the glove of Reds pitcher Mike Leake before eluding the other Cincy defenders...
Via Fox Sports South
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Trade Time: Possible Targets for the Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves finished off their first series of the second half of the season on Sunday with disappointing results, as the team lost 3-1 to the White Sox on Sunday, failing to take two out of three from the team stationed in last in the AL Central. Although the results of one series—that  also saw B.J. Upton and Jason Heyward stay out of the lineup—are hardly enough to...
Via isportsweb.com
July 21, 2013  |  2 Comments

Upton brothers collide chasing fly ball in outfield

Just when you thought a couple of siblings would have some special connection on the field, the Upton brothers go out and collide tracking a fly ball in the outfield. New York Mets shortstop Omar Quintanilla flied a ball to left center with two outs in the top of the fifth on Tuesday. B.J. Upton, [...]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 18, 2013  |  1 Comment

Braves B.J. Upton Benched?

Has B.J. Upton been benched? For the second game in a row and third in the past four, Braves center fielder B.J. Upton didn’t start.  According to a report by AJC beat writer, Dave O’Brien, Upton is sitting out to work on his swing. Saturday night against the Mets, Jason Heyward started in center.  Monday and Tuesday against the Blue Jays, Jordan Schafer started.  Tuesday...
Via Atlanta Bullpen
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Time to bench B.J. Upton?

The hot Atlanta Braves are having arguably the best offensive season in the history of the club, and one of the biggest offseason acquisitions this year, is off to his worst start ever. B.J. Upton was considered the crown jewel of the offseason for the Braves and for good reason. He was considered to have more upside than his brother Justin, and was coming off arguably his best offensive...
Via The Sports Blitz
May 23, 2013  |  2 Comments
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