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In an annoyingly short slate of late games to choose from, somehow my super-stack of Braves set itself somewhat apart. Freddie Freeman, Phil Gosselin, Chris Johnson, and Justin Upton scored 9+ points apiece, and Evan Gattis and B.J. Upton chipped in another 10. Matt Shoemaker was the story, though, pitching a one-hitter against Boston the day after the lost Garrett Richards for 6...
Via Baseball Professor
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves thump Reds behind another big inning

So much for the Braves' Great American Ballpark woes. After dropping 18 of the last 25 games at the home of the Reds, Atlanta broke out with a five-run third inning, and backed by a gem from Julio Teheran, cruised to an 8-0 win Thursday. While it has them within striking distance for a wild-card spot, it also kept pace with the surging Nationals, who have won 10 straight -- including...
Via Fox Sports South
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves spoil win streak with late-game miscues, lose to Pirates

The Atlanta Braves are back in the loss column after blowing a 2-0 lead in the final two innings of Wednesday night's game, falling in walk-off fashion to the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 at PNC Park. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak in cruel fashion: the Braves dominated almost the entirety of the game behind another excellent start from young left-hander Alex Wood and...
Via Fox Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves jump on Liriano in 11-3 win over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) Justin Upton smashed his 24th home run of the season to spoil Andrew McCutchen's return as the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-3 on Tuesday night. Upton's three-run homer off Francisco Liriano (3-10) in the third broke things open early. He added a two-run single off reliever Brandon Cumpton in the fifth as the Braves extended Pittsburgh'...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta rebound from Dodgers’ visit, sweep A’s

With a 6-run first inning in Pittsburgh tonight, it’s a good time to look back at the last two series and how the Braves fared against two visiting California clubs. As the end of the season inches closer and closer, the Braves continue to be one of the most frustrating and inconsistent clubs in the National League. Managing to win just one against the first place club in the NL...
Via BravesWire
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Upton's 2-run HR helps Braves top Lester, A's 4-3

ATLANTA (AP) Justin Upton hit a two-run homer, Chris Johnson also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Jon Lester and the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night, ending Lester's seven-game winning streak. The Braves swept the three-game series, leaving the A's with a five-game losing streak, their longest of the season. The A's have lost seven of eight overall...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hyun-Jin Ryu placed on DL with strained butt muscles

While the way it happened was actually related to baseball, the reason that Hyun-Jin Ryu was placed on the disabled list on Friday is one that’ll make some fans giggle like children – he was two strained muscles in his right buttock. From ESPN LA: Ryu was injured while pitching Wednesday night in Atlanta. He threw a 3-and-2 ball to B.J. Upton and immediately summoned trainer...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hyun-Jin Ryu placed on DL with strained butt muscles

While the way it happened was actually related to baseball, the reason that Hyun-Jin Ryu was placed on the disabled list on Friday is one that’ll make some fans giggle like children – he was two strained muscles in his right buttock. From ESPN LA: Ryu was injured while pitching Wednesday night in Atlanta. He threw a 3-and-2 ball to B.J. Upton and immediately summoned trainer...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

UPDATED: Braves Injury Update: Justin Upton exits with strained hamstring

Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton exited Thursday's game against the LA Dodgers in the eighth inning with an apparent leg injury after hitting an RBI double. B.J. Upton came in to pinch run for him at third base. Video here and below. The team announced after the game that Justin has a mild hamstring straing.Justin Upton's batting line is  .281/.358/.505 with 21...
Via MLB Injury News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton leaves game with apparent leg injury

Justin Upton left Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with an apparent injury to his leg. The Atlanta Braves outfielder slid into third base in the bottom of the eighth inning but came up in obvious pain. B.J. Upton was sent in as a pinch runner. Upton is hitting .281/.358/.505 with 21 home runs and 72 RBI.
Via Tireball.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Justin Upton exits

Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton exited Thursday's game against the LA Dodgers in the eighth inning with an apparent leg injury after hitting an RBI double. B.J. Upton came in to pinch run for him at third base. Video and updates to follow as soon as we get them.Justin Upton is hitting .281/.358/.505 with 21 homers and 72 RBI. B.J. Upton remained in the game to play...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Haren, Dodgers beat hapless Braves again, 4-2

ATLANTA (AP) Dan Haren pitched six solid innings and sparked the go-ahead rally with a single, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to another win over the skidding Atlanta Braves, 4-2 on Tuesday night. Haren (10-9) surrendered a fourth-inning homer to B.J. Upton that put the Braves up 2-1, but the light-hitting pitcher came through with a one-out single to right in the fifth. Carl Crawford...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves end skid, Uptons set mark

Beginning the weekend against the rival Washington Nationals, the Braves knew that they needed wins to keep pace in the NL East. A sweep could put the division out of reach going into the late days of August. However, the Braves stepped up and took 2 out of 3 from the Nats, placing themselves 3 1/2 games back in the division. After an 0-8 road trip, coming home to Turner Field is...
Via BravesWire
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves fall to Nationals in extras

ATLANTA -- In a game that started nearly four hours later than scheduled before going into extra innings tied 1-1, it was the Washington Nationals that finally broke through with that "crooked number" that Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is always chasing. The Nationals scored three runs in extra innings to hand the Braves a 4-1 loss, setting up a series rubber match on Sunday...
Via Fox Sports South
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Atlanta nearly pulled off major deadline trade

The Atlanta Braves had a quiet, yet productive trade deadline that saw them make one trade. That trade netted them Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell from the Chicago Cubs, but they were close to making a much more significant deal with another team.Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com reports that the Braves came close to pulling off a major deadline blockbuster trade that would have...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves jump on Nationals' Strasburg, then hold on to end skid

ATLANTA -- All the Braves' bats needed was a change of scenery. Well, that and a date with Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals. Losers of eight straight, Atlanta broke out early, and then held on to edge National League East-leading Washington 7-6 Friday night in a game delayed 1 hour, 11 minutes by rain. The Braves hit four home runs -- three of them two run shots, including...
Via Fox Sports South
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves skid through San Diego & Seattle

If there are two teams in baseball that can truly understand what the Atlanta Braves are going through, the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners can. The Padres have struggled their way through the 2014 season with terrible hitting. They are dead last in runs scored (363). As a team, they have the lowest batting average in either league (.225). At the trade deadline, the Padres...
Via BravesWire
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Braves attempt to get back on track tonight

Justin Upton Freddie Freeman – Photo Credit – LWYang   The Atlanta Braves (58-54) have dropped their last 6 games and 10 of their last 14 overall. Luckily for them, the Washington Nationals (60-50) have won only 3 of their last 7 the past week so the Braves find themselves only 3 games out of first place in the NL East. With the division still in striking distance, they feel...
Via Hot Stove MLB
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Braves' playoff odds declining after six-game skid

As of Monday morning, after making the trip up the West Coast from San Diego to Seattle, the Atlanta Braves hold the seventh-best odds of reaching the 2014 postseason in the National League. Only five teams make the cut, and Atlanta is a distant seventh place. The Braves, according to Baseball Prospectus, have a 36.6 percent chance of making the MLB playoffs this season, a dwindling...
Via Fox Sports South
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees pick up Martin Prado from Dbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks continued to trade away players from a team 14 games under .500 on the season. Martin Prado was acquired by the New York Yankees for catcher Peter O’Brien and a player to be named later or cash. Prado, 30, was hitting .270/.317/.370 in 436 plate appearances for the Diamondbacks this year while playing mostly third base. He was a large part of a deal that...
Via Tireball.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Wild pitches cost Braves in loss to Marlins

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel, the usual ninth-inning ace up the franchise's sleeve, suffered a bit of misfortune of Thursday night while accepting his second loss of the season in a 3-2 loss to division rival Miami. Though he allowed just one single and didn't give up a walk, Kimbrel was charged with the game-winning run. It was the Braves' ninth loss...
Via Fox Sports South
28 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Can the Braves Find a Suitor for B.J. Upton?

Braves will be able to trade Upton. Perhaps they can convince a team to take him off their hands in the offseason when there’s more time to work a deal out. Right now it doesn’t look like Upton can be an upgrade for a contending team. His future might be a fourth outfielder, and he’s getting paid like a star player.
Via Baseball News Source
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves take care of Marlins in 6-1 win

After two frustrating losses the Braves put together one of their more complete victories in a 6-1 win over the Marlins. Ervin Santana was on top of his game for Atlanta as he went 7 1/3 innings, allowing only one run and striking out ten Marlins. Freddie Freeman delivered the big blow with a three run homer that was the decisive moment in the Braves victory. The game started off...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves looking to get rid of B.J. Upton 'at almost any cost'

After finally ridding themselves of struggling and disgruntled second baseman Dan Uggla this week, the Atlanta Braves aren't done clearing debris. Uggla was like a gateway release. They're chasing that feeling. They can't stop. They're hooked. The Braves signed Upton to a five-year, $75 million contract before last season, hoping he could bring his stout two-way...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves battle back, only to lose in extra innings to Mets

With a three-run eighth inning on Monday, the Atlanta Braves dug themselves out of a 2-0 hole in New York against the Mets. But the Mets weren't finished. With a home run in the bottom of the eight, New York forced extra innings -- and won in the bottom of the 11th, when Ruben Tejada hit a grounder up the middle to score Juan Lagares. Here are three observations from Monday&...
Via Fox Sports South
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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