Harang avoids sweep, Braves fight for postseason berth

In one of the most unusual seasons we have seen from the Braves in the last dozen years, the Braves continue to hang on to hopes of a postseason berth. At this writing, sitting 1 1/2 games out of the 2nd wild card slot. They are 8 games behind the rival Nats, a gap they did little to close in this week’s series against them. Despite one more series against the Nats this season...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Different Process, Same Results for Andrelton Simmons

“With his defense, he doesn’t need to do much at the plate” is a common refrain heard in regards to the best defensive players in the game. Elite players at premium positions get a lot of rope, so valuable is their glove work. Especially at key, up-the-middle positions, the offensive bar is set so low […]
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Why moving on from the Braves is not the best idea

Sports fans have now reached the end of August, the most anticipated part of the year in which a crossroads is created between baseball and football. A great deal of fans will shift their focus from their MLB club of choice and turn towards a local college or professional football squad, particularly in the South where it is no secret that football is king. Such an action will take...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Saves Game That Ruben Tejada Gave Away

Last night was really about two shortstops. Zack Wheeler pitched another incredible game, giving up 2 earned runs over his 7 innings of work. Unfortunately for him, it was the 1 unearned run that would be the difference in the game. In the top of the third, with a run already in, Ruben Tejada booted a relatively easy ground ball that he had charged in on. There wasn’t a lot of...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Shows Off His Cannon For Arm With Great Play (Video)

Andrelton Simmons could be the best defensive shortstop in baseball, and there aren’t many players who can do what he did Wednesday night. The Atlanta Braves shortstop, who won the 2013 National League Gold Glove, proved why he’s probably in line to win the award yet again. Simmons made an incredible play in the bottom of the eighth inning of an eventual win against the New York...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Is The Man

“The only security a man can have is the ability to do a job uncommonly well.” — Abraham Lincoln When the 16th president of the United States said those words, I’m pretty sure he didn’t think he’d be talking about a Curaçao-born baseball player and his work. Hell, I don’t think baseball was even being […] The post Andrelton Simmons Is The Man appeared first on The...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sensational Simmons helps Braves hang on for 3-2 win over Mets

Julio Teheran got the decision Wednesday, but Braves shortstop supreme Andrelton Simmons won the game. Simmons made an extraordinary play to end the eighth inning and prevent the tying run from scoring in a 3-2 Braves win against the Mets at Citi Field. With a runner at third base and two out, Travis d’Arnaud hit a sharp ground ball that first looked like it would get through...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Simmons' web gem helps Braves trump Mets

Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 3-2 victory over the New York Mets, a road victory that bore an eerie resemblance to Atlanta's 3-2 loss from Tuesday night -- minus the transposed result: 1. If the Braves (69-64) make the playoffs in late September, we might cite Andrelton Simmons' amazing throw-out in the 8th as a genuine tent-pole moment OK, so Travis...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Shows Off Unreal Range On Game-Saving Play

Your browser does not support iframes. Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons saved the game Wednesday against the New York Mets with a man on third base and the Braves up a run in the 8th. Watch the Derek Jeter like play by Simmons. The post Andrelton Simmons Shows Off Unreal Range On Game-Saving Play appeared first on Diehardsport.
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrelton Simmons saves run with great play

Your browser does not support iframes. Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons made this outstanding defensive play on Wednesday night at Citi Field against the Mets, leaving a lot of jaws hanging in the process. Simmons’ play was so great not only because he showed off amazing range and athleticism, but because he also prevented the Mets from plating the game-tying run while...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves split series in Cincy despite flirting with no-no

After breaking out the bats in the series opener against the Reds at Great American Ballpark, the Braves were once again the victims of their own lack of run support for quality starting pitching. Walking away from the a series split in Cincy, Atlanta missed an opportunity to improve in the wild card standings. The Braves leave GAB for Citi Field for a 3-game set sitting 8 games...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Andrelton Simmons exits with sore hip

The Atlanta Braves improved to 66-60 on the season following a 11-3 blowout of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. Aaron Harang allowed nine hits and three earned runs in 8 1/3 innings to get the win. Justin Upton lead a 14-hit offensive attack with five RBI, including a home run. There was a bit of concerning news as shortstop Andrelton Simmons had to leave the game with a sore...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves defeat Pirates for fourth straight win

After dropping to .500 on the season the Atlanta Braves pulled off a weekend sweep of the Oakland Athletics. On Monday the Braves kept to their new-found winning defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in their series opener at PNC Park. The Braves scored six runs – five earned – in the first inning against Pirates starter Vance Worley. Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons each homered...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons out of lineup again on Tuesday

getty images Andrelton Simmons will not be in the starting lineup for the Braves when they take on the Dodgers Tuesday evening. Simmons remains sidelined by a ankle injury. While he worked out on Monday eyeing a return to the lineup on Tuesday the Braves will instead give him another day of rest. Once again, Emilio Bonifacio will start at SS tonight. No Andrelton Simmons. #Braves...
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Simmons tests ankle on field, nearing return

Just before the Braves began Monday afternoon's batting practice at Turner Field, Andrelton Simmons jogged through the clubhouse, grabbed a pair of spikes and provided clear indication that he was not worried or burdened by the left ankle sprain he suffered last week. Any lingering concerns the Braves might have had seemed to evaporate as Simmons spent the next hour jogging...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Andrelton Simmons hoping to return Tuesday

The Atlanta Braves defeated the Washington Nationals on Sunday by the score of. 3-1. Justin Upton hit his 21st home run of the season in the winning effort. The victory improved the Braves to 60-57 and pulled them to within four games of the Nationals in the National League East. The Braves were once again without shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who's been out with an ankle...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Andrelton Simmons, Shae Simmons

The Atlanta Braves are still hoping shortstop Andrelton Simmonscan avoid a trip to the disabled list, reports Mark Bowman of David O’Brien of The Atlanta Journal Constitution  adds that reliever Shae Simmons is making progress towards returning from a shoulder injury:Shea Simmons says he is on track to return. #Braves— David O'Brien (@DOBrienAJC) August 8, 2014...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves hoping Simmons will avoid DL with ankle injury

ATLANTA -- Walking through the clubhouse with an aircast on his sprained left ankle, shortstop Andrelton Simmons remained sidelined, though the Atlanta Braves are hoping they can avoid a trip to the disabled list. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he doesn't expect to see Simmons play during this weekend's series against the National League-East leading Washington Nationals, with...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Andrelton Simmons hoping to avoid DL

Atlanta Braves shortstop, Andrelton Simmons, left Tuesday night’s game in Seattle after turning his ankle while running to cover third base, as Rose Ingberman reported. Ramiro Pena replaced the 24-year old at shortstop. #Braves Simmons on crutches, Fredi G said they're hoping he'll avoid DL but it swelled after stopped icing it last night— David O'Brien (@DOBrienAJC...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons’ injured ankle more serious than Braves thought

getty images While the Atlanta Braves initially indicated that shortstop Andrelton Simmons had simply tweaked his ankle there is some concern that the injury is more serious. Simmons was in a splint and using crutches in the Braves clubhouse on Wednesday. Apparently Simmons’ ankle began to swell once he stopped icing it. While the Braves are hopeful that Simmons can avoid the disabled...
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Andrelton Simmons exits with sprained ankle

Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons left Tuesday night's game with the Seattle Mariners in the fourth inning with a sprained left ankle after tripping the third base bag as he was covering the base during a play at the plate (video here). He was replaced by Ramiro Pena. He will be evaluated Wednesday and is listed as day-to-day, according to the team.Andrelton Simmons...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Andrelton Simmons, Jason Heyward, Jonny Venters

Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons is playing through shoulder soreness, and he will continue to play. In addition, outfielder Jason Heyward has not played since leaving Monday night's game with back soreness, and he will likely miss at least Thursday's series finale at the Dodgers. Pitcher Jonny Venters has begun a throwing program, but it is unclear if he will...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Brewers Segura and Reynolds Master The Barehanded Relay Out

It’s not everyday you see barehanded plays in baseball and it’s definitely something that you don’t learn in Little League. As players become more and more experienced, they build the hand-eye coordination that allows them to do this when time is running out to make a play. Earlier today Andrelton Simmons made a fantastic barehanded […] The post Watch Brewers Segura and Reynolds...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons' insane barehanded play

Video: Lookin' like Ozzie Smith out there
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Makes An Amazing Barehanded Play Against The Padres

Your browser does not support iframes. Andrelton Simmons makes the ridiculous look easy. On Monday, Padres outfielder Will Venable hit a grounder towards shortstop but when the ball took an odd bounce, Simmons adjusted on the fly and barehanded the ball before rifling it to first just in time to get the out. Credit to @CJZero for the gif. Simmons is widely known for his defensive...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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