Three Cuts: Braves survive late rally to beat Mets

Following another dominant outing from starter Ervin Santana and just enough offensive firepower, the Atlanta Braves held on to take down the New York Mets on Saturday night, winning 7-5 and guaranteeing themselves another series victory. Here are three observations from the NL East showdown: 1. Freddie Freeman is on an early, early MVP pace The "It's Early" slogan...
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WATCH: Bartolo Colon loses helmet on wild swing

Bartolo Colon is not used to batting. After spending pretty much his whole career (1 year with the Expos) in the American league Colon’s batting skills are the equivalent of, well, either you or I.
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How the Atlanta Braves will make the playoffs

The Atlanta Braves started out this season with some early concerns from the bullpen.  However, a few recoveries and one newly added pitcher, Ervin Santana, are scheduled to put the Braves back into a normal rotation.  Even one of the most doubtful offensive players, B.J. Upton hasn’t completely disappointed like expected.  I feel like the […] The post How the Atlanta Braves...
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Scouting the Opposing Pitcher: Ervin Santana

If nothing else, Ervin Santana has been a workhorse in nine-plus Major League seasons. Coming into 2014, Santana has averaged 187+ IP per season, ranking 11th in the Majors in innings pitched in that time. Santana was signed late in the offseason by the Atlanta Braves who went from a starting pitching surplus to an absolute drought of arms. Santana is a 6’2″ righty that comes...
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Daily Fantasy - Start Ervin Santana

There are just 9 games scheduled tonight in Major League Baseball and there are few favorable pitching matchups. The Atlanta Braves will send Ervin Santana to to hill tonight against the Philadelphia Phillies, and we like this matchup. Yes the Phillies just swept the Miami Marlins, but even just saying that sentence isn't impressive. Santana made his Braves debut against the...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Santana's debut adds to Braves' rotation success

Things are going well for Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell right now. Ervin Santana, the high-priced newcomer to the Atlanta Braves rotation, dazzled in his debut on Wednesday against the New York Mets. After eight innings, he still hadn't allowed a run across the plate. He allowed just three hits and struck out six Mets batters, which is not an overwhelming accomplishment...
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Ervin Santana gives eight strong innings in debut

getty images The Atlanta Braves landed Ervin Santana on a one-year deal during Spring Training. After giving the pitcher some additional time to get ready he was tabbed to start on Wednesday night. In his first outing for the Braves Santana worked eight scoreless innings against the New York Mets. Santana struck out six and allowed just three hits as he mowed down the Mets lineup...
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Santana ready for Braves debut

ATLANTA -- As strong as the Braves rotation has been at this point -- the quartet of Julio Teheran, Alex Wood, Aaron Harang and David Hale went into Tuesday with a collective 1.56 era, which ranks second in the majors -- the opening stretch was always about bridging a gap. Wednesday, Atlanta's staff takes a step toward full health as offseason acquisition Ervin Santana takes...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Braves look poised to settle pitching concerns

The Atlanta Braves started off the 2014 season on the right note, taking two games out of three against the Milwaukee Brewers in a road series that started with several questions circling the 2013 NL East champs that were at least partially answered by the pair of wins against the Brew Crew. The Braves start the season right thanks to solid starting pitching (Photo by Mike McGinnis...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves hope to have Ervin Santana ready for mid-April start

With a shortage of pitchers, and seemingly more going down on a daily basis, the Atlanta Braves are of course anxious to get newly acquired starter Ervin Santana on the hill. But according to Braves GM Frank Wren, he won’t rush getting Santana in the mix. Santana, who the Braves picked up as a free-agent after starters Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy went down for the season with...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

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