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...
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4 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...
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4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

J-Up homers to tie, then singles for Braves walk-off win over Nats

Their offense has been the Braves’ primary weakness for the early part of the season, but it was shaky pitching and defense that threatened to do them in Friday night when they blew two leads against the Nationals. Fortunately for the Braves, Justin Upton’s bat has heated up quickly. Upton’s third home run in two nights was a tying solo shot to straightaway center in the eighth...
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6 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...
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6 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...
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Jenrry Mejia’s Glove Flip After Justin Upton Homer (GIF)

The Mets defeated the Braves on Thursday night 6-4 but the Braves took the lead, 4-3, on a 477 foot bomb of a home run by Justin Upton in the 4th inning. The pitcher for the Mets that allowed such a shot was Jenrry Mejia and his reaction to serving it up is as follows. Can you blame him? We would be upset too if we allowed a homer that went farther than any tee shot Tiger Woods...
Via The Daily Stache
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
7 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
7 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

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