Kimbrel rusty in 9th, but Braves hold on for 7-5 win vs Mets

As Justin Upton circled the bases on a three-run homer trot in the ninth inning, Braves closer Craig Kimbrel was warming up in the bullpen, ready to enter with a 7-3 lead against the Mets. Victory seemed certain. The Braves did win, but not without plenty of consternation when Kimbrel gave up two runs in the ninth inning of his first appearance in a week, then cursed after handing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Scout.com PoTW: Justin Upton

It was hard to top the power barrage of Adrian Gonzales this week, but Justin Upton did just that in earning this week's Scout.com PoTW award.
Via mlb.scout.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves’ offense sweeps Nats, takes to road

Nationals’ pitching brought with them to Turner Field 105 strikeouts in their first 9 games of the season. That kind of stat would generally foretell a tough series for Atlanta’s strikeout-prone lineup. That wasn’t the case. Braves’ offense lit up against the Nats, leading the team to a 3-game sweep against the rival ball club. The Braves outscored the Nats 23-11 in the series...
Via BravesWire
6 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
7 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Justin Upton gives Braves wild win over Nationals

ATLANTA -- Oddities? Those were in surplus. There was the Nationals' Nate McLouth lining a single off second base umpire Angel Hernandez's ankle; the Braves' Dan Uggla being called for obstruction in colliding with Denard Span on his RBI single a batter later; Washington's Adam LaRoche -- who with 10 steals in 1,348 games isn't known for his speed -- trying to...
Via Fox Sports South
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: The New and Not Improved Justin Upton

Credit: EVAN VUCCI/ASSOCIATED PRESS Justin Upton has already had quite the career, despite his young age. After bursting onto the scene and teasing superstardom, he’s seemingly settled in as an above average player. He’s still young, so superstardom, or at least a season or two at the level he showed in 2011, is not out of the question. But it seems like this (2013 – Upton...
Via The Fantasy Fix
9 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Justin Upton hits home run that travels 477 feet

Your browser does not support iframes. We’re not even a month into the new Major League Baseball season, but we’ve already seen a few impressive home runs launched. Last week, Giancarlo Stanton turned a pitch by Eric Stults into a 484-ft blast to left field. Yesterday, Bryce Harper deposited a three-run homer into the upper […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton: All-Star or Enigma?

Justin Upton joined the Atlanta Braves last off-season and high expectations accompanied his arrival.  Upton started out on fire in April, after that he had a mediocre season.  Overall, his season numbers ended up very close to his career averages, good but not great. The Upton and Chris Johnson for Martin Prado and Randall Delgado plus prospects trade has long been considered...
Via Atlanta Bullpen
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Signs your MLB fantasy season is already doomed

Redrafting the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft

The greatest moments from non-playoff NBA teams

Five-round NFL mock draft

Gallery: Instagrams of the week

10 jaw-dropping stats from the NBA season

The longest homers of the week

Ranking the best NFL free agents still available

Updated NBA Draft early entries list

Honest NBA playoffs slogans

Gallery: The best of Barbie Blank

Breakout candidates for the NHL playoffs

Draft needs for all 32 NFL teams

Seven kids on every youth sports team

Behind the scenes with Paulina Gretzky

Youtube_32 Twitter_32 Facebook_32 Rss_32 Email_32
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.