Aaron Harang Was the Steal of the Season

Claus Andersen/Getty Images When Aaron Harang agreed to terms with the Atlanta Braves during spring training, they had no idea what they were in for. Before he pitched in his Braves debut, Harang had a career ERA of 4.28, record of 110-116, and a winning percentage of .487. Now that the 12-year pro has pitched four games on his new ballclub, he has a season ERA of 0.70, record of...
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Three Cuts: Harang's dominance, Gattis' late heroics lift Braves past Marlins

ATLANTA -- Taking three cuts as the Braves rode Aaron Harang's arm and more Evan Gattis late-game heroics to beat the Marlins 3-1 Wednesday and take two out of three in the series. 1. Harang continues surprising dominance "We've got Cy Harang out there," a Braves fan said from his vantage point in the Turner Field outfield. Discussing postseason accolades are premature...
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Fantasy baseball: Hardball High week 2, the art of streaming pitchers

  Alright, students, the professor is in once again, so stop cutting class and pay attention because this week’s lesson is particularly valuable. Most of the time, we leave Fantasy Baseball up to chance and simply let our players play. While this may work for a few lucky individuals, the rest of us have been plagued with one fantasy ailment or another, whether it be injuries...
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Are the Braves good or what?

The Atlanta Braves are a weird team. Last night's game against the Marlins showed it all too. The Braves pitched brilliantly, but could not hit and struck out fifteen times. The Braves have pitched brilliantly all season--good enough to build a terrific 13-7 record. But the offense is so hit or miss that one wonders how far the team can go. Are the Braves good or what?The projection...
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Freddie Freeman Is Worth It All…And More

Freddie Freeman has been proving that he was worth his off-season contract and more (via wfmynews2) This past offseason, the Atlanta Braves made what is perhaps one of the best moves of the 2013-14 offseason. After much deliberation and plenty of thought, the Braves made history with Freddie Freeman. Atlanta’s starting first baseman received a new contract that turned out to...
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Evan Gattis Telling Different Story

Evan Gattis, the powerful Atlanta Braves catcher, was besieged last season by people wanting to know about his colorful past.  Gattis told how he had traveled the west trying to find himself and how his colorful life included sleeping in a van, working as a janitor and his battle with drugs and alcohol. Gattis’ past even included tales of suicidal thoughts. At times the Evan Gattis story...
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Evan Gattis hit a walk-off home run against the Marlins

The Braves are rolling along early in the season as usual. They’ve won their last 3 series and on Monday night against the Marlins needed a walk-off home run from El Oso Blanco, aka Evan Gattis, to win it 4-2 in the bottom of the 10th inning. Related Posts Dan Uggla hit a grand slam against the Phillies that won the Braves the game Ohio State says no to Georgia home-and-home Justin...
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Gattis walkoff homer wins wild one

Just when the Braves thought they had orchestrated a fairly textbook come-from-behind victory on the Marlins Monday night, shaky defense and some bullpen questions made it anything but. Homers continue to cure the Braves ills, though, and they got what they were after. Evan Gattis launched a two-run shot to lift the Braves to a 4-2 10-inning win with his first ever walk-off home...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reader Survey, Week 4: Freeman’s HR Ceiling

Last week’s Reader Survey asked our audience seven questions about the third week of the MLB season. Responses were cast and tallied, and I’m here to bring you the results! (And another survey.) Fill out the Week 4 survey! (Week 3 responses below.) A special thanks to for providing this week’s first question! Loading… Week 3 Responses 1. How many HR...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves wrap successful road trip

Despite hairy defense in the last 2 games of the series, the Braves managed to squeak out a series win in Flushing. The Braves were carried to the series win by yet another near no-hitter by Aaron Harang in a handful of games, dominant offense by Mets’ killer Freddie Freeman, continued April prowess by Justin Upton and another gritty start by Ervin Santana. Aaron Harang pitched...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Heyward: Who Is He?

Jason Heyward made his debut as an Atlanta Braves player on April 5, 2010 as a 20-year old.  He was touted by many experts as the left-handed Hank Aaron. Heyward is 6’5″ 240 pounds and is a 5-tool player. Heyward is 24 years old and was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey and grew up in McDonough, Georgia. But who is Jason Heyward as a player? Is he still the power-hitter that he...
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Chopcast: Braves pitching leads to another successful road swing

There's not a manager in baseball relying more on his starting rotation than Fredi Gonzalez right now. The Atlanta Braves' starting rotation has accounted for 117 innings pitched this season, third-most among all MLB clubs. But the two teams ahead of them in terms of workload, the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers, have both played an extra game due to the rainout...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clang Clang Clang Goes Dan Uggla

Apologies in advance if you were hoping for rainbows and puppies and sunshine. But I’m not about to start dreaming about the pennant because of a victory that was gift wrapped for us by Dan Uggla. I suppose it is the same way that Braves fans probably should have felt after Saturday’s win which was handed to them by Jose “Papa Mop Up” Valverde. I should just say “well Suzyn...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves planning to start Mike Minor next Saturday

Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor has spent the entirety of the 2014 season on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, but that will likely change within a week. The Braves are tenatively planning on having Minor take the mound next Saturday, per David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Minor, 26, was 13-9 with a 3.37 ERA (123 ERA-plus), 1.09 WHIP and 181 strikeouts...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Heyward Facing Demons

Ever been hit in the face by a 90 mile per hour fastball?  Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward has and on Friday night he will face the pitcher who broke his face and interrupted his career. Heyward and his Braves will be facing the Mets and lefty Jonathan Niese tonight.   It will be the first time that Heyward has faced Niese since he crumpled to the ground from a Niese fastball...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

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