It’s A Beautiful Day in the “Neighborhood”

While it had no bearing on the results of Monday night’s 4-3 win over the Braves, one of the most controversial points in the game came in the bottom of the ninth when an out call at second base was overturned, giving the Mets runners on first and second with nobody out. Eric Campbell was ruled safe at second on a bunt play when replays showed Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Long ball keeps Braves from 10th-straight win

ATLANTA -- The chance for the Atlanta Braves to win 10 games in a row, and complete a perfect homestand, fell by the wayside Sunday. Or more appropriately, those chances caromed off the left-field foul pole, as the Arizona Diamondbacks took the final game of the series, 3-1 on Sunday. Here are three observations from the game: 1. ANOTHER HOME-RUN BALL HURT ALEX WOOD When Alex Wood...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves’ winning streak at 9 after 10-4 win against Arizona

The streaking Braves had made winning look so simple lately, maybe they wanted to challenge themselves Saturday by spotting the Diamondbacks three runs. How else to explain two errors by Gold Glove shortstop Andrelton Simmons in a three-run Arizona first inning? Well, actually that was the second two-error inning Simmons in a span of 2 ½ weeks. But no worries: The Braves offense...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves' bats help extend win streak to 9

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves' offense erased a shaky start to roll through the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday, providing some rare offensive fireworks in a 10-4 rout. The win extended Atlanta's winning streak to a season-best nine straight games. Here are three observations from the victory: 1. The Braves gave a resounding response after falling into a 3-0 hole With starting...
Via Fox Sports South
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves batter Bolsinger, D-backs for 9th straight win

ATLANTA -- Andrelton Simmons drove in four runs, Aaron Harang won his third straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-4 Saturday for their season-high ninth straight victory. Justin Upton added a two-run homer and a third RBI for the Braves, who have won 11 of 12 and are 11 games over .500 for the first time this season. Harang (8-6) has a 3.00 ERA over...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
7 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Braves 3, Mets 1

Braves Beat The Mets 3-1 To Complete Sweep  The New York Mets (37-48) took on the Atlanta Braves (47-38) tonight at Turner Field with Jacob deGrom squaring off against Julio Teheran. The Mets looked to salvage the final game of a three game series with their division rivals, before returning home after playing four out of their last five series on the road. What you should know...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2-out hits key Braves’ 5-4 win over Mets, their 6th in a row

The Braves got plenty of timely hits and scored all of their runs with two outs Tuesday, extending their winning streak to a season-high six games with a 5-4 win against the Mets. But on a night when Andrelton Simmons had a two-run single in a three-run fourth inning that put the Braves ahead for good, there was one development that likely raised concerns across the South: The continued...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves nip Mets, net season-high 6th straight win

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 5-4 win over the New York Mets on Tuesday, clinching Atlanta's sixth straight victory (new season high). 1. The Braves possess the necessary mojo (and scheduling path) to keep this gravy train rolling into the All-Star break You'd have to go back to late August of last year to find the last time the Braves...
Via Fox Sports South
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves nip Nats in 13, reclaim 1st place in NL East

Here are three things we gleaned from tthe Braves' 6-4 win over the Natonals on Friday, a marathon outing that marked the club's third game of 13 innings in six nights. The victory also helped Atlanta leapfrog Washington in the National League East standings. 1. If only the Braves could schedule the Nationals 28 or 29 times, as opposed to the standard 19 for intra-division...
Via Fox Sports South
22 days ago  |  Discuss

As Braves scuffle, visiting Nats hold first place

The Atlanta Braves have lost 3 games in the past week when they have a had a lead in the late innings. They’ve lost 2 games where they’ve battled back to make it to the 13th inning only to give up 5 runs and the ballgame. They were swept by the Phillies who, by all indications, are on the verge of trading away some or all of the pieces that once brought them multiple division...
Via BravesWire
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves rally falls short, lose to Angels in 13

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves battled back from a five-run deficit in the late innings, staying alive by knotting the score in the ninth and 10th innings, but still fell by a substantial margin to the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. The Braves lost 11-6 in extra innings after the Angels rattled off five straight runs in the 13th inning. Here are three observations from the...
Via Fox Sports South
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves get 7 in 1st inning, hang on to beat Rockies 13-10

The Braves had seven runs on seven hits including an Andrelton Simmons grand slam before making their second out Tuesday night. But nearly four hours later, Craig Kimbrel was closing the game in a save situation. It was that kind of night at Coors Field, like a game straight out of the late-90s at the notorious hitters’ haven. Braves starter Mike Minor endured another mile-high...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves hold off Rockies in Mile High marathon

Welcome to Coors Field. The Atlanta Braves built up an enormous first-inning lead behind seven hits, including an Andrelton Simmons home run, but it was only the beginning to the offense slugfest in Denver, as the visitors beat the Colorado Rockies 13-10. Here are three observations from the barnburner: 1. Mike Minor has been needing some run support, but it finally came in a Mile...
Via Fox Sports South
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves second rounder Fulenchek latest find by Turner

Right-hander Garrett Fulenchek, the Braves second round pick at No. 66 overall, might have been an unknown quantity to most. He is a high school pitcher from Howe, Texas, a town of about 2,600 people, and he didn’t make much of a splash until a fall showcase event. But Braves scouting director Tony DeMacio said the power pitching right-hander has long been under the watchful eye...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves call up Tommy La Stella

The Atlanta Braves have gotten little to no production from the second base position. On Wednesday the team called up Tommy La Stella from Triple-A Gwinnett. No corresponding move has been announced. The team could be waiting to see the status of Andrelton Simmons’ ankle. La Stella, a former eighth-round pick, is a career .322/.407/.474 hitter in the minors and was batting a cool...
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons has been dealing with ankle injury for weeks

Andrelton Simmons left Tuesday’s game with inflammation in his right ankle, something manager Fredi Gonzalez says the Atlanta Braves shortstop has been dealing with for weeks. The Braves took Simmons out of the game on Tuesday night and currently have him listed as day-to-day. “It started nagging me a little bit during the inning,” Simmons said via the Atlanta Journal Constituion...
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Simmons leaves Tuesday’s game with “nagging” ankle injury

Andrelton Simmons had to leave Tuesday night’s game with a sore right ankle, something manager Fredi Gonzalez said has been bothering his young shortstop on and off for a couple of weeks. He is considered day-to-day with ankle inflammation. Simmons said it’s something that’s been nagging him lately but that he didn’t consider it that serious. The ankle flared up again when...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Updates: Andrelton Simmons, Evan Gattis

The Atlanta Braves slipped hard the past two days, losing both games of a two-game series to the Boston Red Sox, who came in to the series having lot ten in a row.  They'll now play each other twice in Boston with Gavin Floyd (0-1) taking on John Lackey (5-3).  The Braves ended up playing last night with one player scratched before the game and another leaving during the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons leaves game with ankle inflammation

getty images Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons left Tuesday’s game with an ankle inflammation. Dan Uggla entered the game at second while Ramiro Pena moved to shortstop. Expect the Braves to list Simmons as day-to-day going forward. SS Andrelton Simmons left tonight's game with right ankle inflammation. He is day-to-day. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 28, 2014 On...
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves offense sputters again in loss to Cards

The Atlanta Braves' road woes continue. Following a 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday afternoon, the Braves are now 1-8 in their past nine road games, with very few signs of improvement. Here are three observations from the game: 1. The Braves' offense remains a serious problem Different game, same storyline. After scoring fewer than two runs for the 14th time...
Via Fox Sports South
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Oh nothing, just Andrelton Simmons making a play on a grounder from the outfield grass (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Is it just me, or does Andrelton Simmons’ defense seem to be getting more ridiculous by the day? During Friday’s Atlanta Braves-St. Louis Cardinals, Simmons went deep into the 5-6 hole to rob Matt Holliday of what should have been a single in the third. I mean Simmons was […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

A Week of Andrelton Simmons Missing Plays

Let’s talk about slumps. Mike Trout is drawing some attention for his elevated strikeouts, and he’s on pace for 21 fewer batting runs than he produced a year ago. Price Fielder’s had some trouble adjusting to his move, and he’s on pace for 29 fewer batting runs than he produced a year ago. Robinson Cano […]
Via Fangraphs
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons grounds out on pitch in the dirt (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons grounded out in the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the New York Mets after managing to make contact with his swing despite the pitch bouncing in the dirt.Simmons swung at an 0-2 pitch from Mets reliever Carlos Torres that bounced about a foot in front of home plate, but managed to make solid...
Via Holdout Sports
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Simmons Says No More Popups

Photo Credit: _j0nesy_ (braves0414-63) Early in the baseball season, you will often hear the phrase, “small sample size.” In truth, it is for good reason. There are times we get too ahead of ourselves and it leads to declarations that are simply irresponsible. But if you want to win a fantasy baseball league, you have to keep digging and working and searching, and if something...
Via The Fantasy Fix
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Are Braves baseball's best defensive team?

The sign, which is posted at the base of the ramp that leads from the Braves' clubhouse to the dugout, lists the franchise's Gold Glove winners, along with one of sport's most tried and true cliches. Defense wins championships. For Atlanta, it played a part in last season's National League East title run as the Braves were sixth in the majors in defensive runs saved...
Via Fox Sports South
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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