BJ UPTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Braves complete sweep with blowout over Nats

Officially, the Braves just finished what they started against the Nationals Sunday with a 10-2 win to complete a series sweep. Unofficially? They put the finishing touches on a demoralizing weekend for their NL East rival. While the Nationals spent three days making questionable decisions on the bases, committing seven errors and watching two of their starting eight regulars leave...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves’ bats erupt in sweep over the Nationals

The Atlanta Braves started the 2014 campaign with considerable offensive production problems, but the situation looked much better over the last three games, as the Braves posted a whopping 23 runs in a three-game sweep over the Washington Nationals that put Atlanta on top of the NL East with an 8-4 record. Several Braves batters had impressive games in the latest matchups against...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Hits: Early offense keys Braves win over Nationals

  ATLANTA -- The Nationals can not figure out the Braves. Atlanta continued its recent stretch of dominance over its primary division rival on Saturday night, coasting off a high-scoring first inning and another solid outing from Alex Wood to a 6-3 win. Here are three observations off the game. 1. The Upton Brothers have run into a bit of a hot streak Freddie Freeman's eyes...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton blooper wins it in the 10th inning for the Braves

With Jordan Schafer on first base pinch running for Chris Johnson, Justin Upton hit a bloop single to shallow right field.
Via College Football Section
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Hits: Upton homers can't save Braves from dropping Mets series

ATLANTA -- Following series wins against the Brewers and Nationals to start the season, the Atlanta Braves could not keep the streak going against the New York Mets, dropping Friday night's rubber match 6-4 despite the offensive exploits of Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman. Here are three observations from the game: 1. Braves pitchers finally have a bad start on their hands On...
Via Fox Sports South
8 days ago  |  Discuss

BRAVES BANTER: Team still lacks No. 2 hitter

Batting B.J. Upton second is a bad idea. He fans far too frequently, fails to hit in the clutch, and gets extra at-bats that a better contact man (namely Chris Johnson or Andrelton Simmons) deserves. After the opening six-game road trip, Fredi Gonzalez should have figured that out for himself. The lone losses on the trip were a 2-0 hit on Opening Day at Miller Park against the mediocre...
Via TopSportsReport
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Curious Case Of B.J. Upton: Potential Sleeper

Can B.J. Upton Rebound In 2014? B.J. Upton’s season last year was a disaster.  He tied or beat career lows in runs, home runs, runs batted in, stolen bases and batting average for seasons in which he had over 200 at bats at the major league level.  That is every one of your basic scoring [...]
Via RotoBaller
24 days ago  |  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

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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