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Braves' Harang no-hitting Mets

The Braves' Aaron Harang has thrown seven no-hit innings against the Mets. The game, which Atlanta is leading 1-0 behind Chris Johnson's RBI double in the second inning, is live on FOX Sports South. There have been 14 no-hitters in Braves franchise history, with the last coming via Kent Mercker on April 8, 1994. In his debut with the Braves on April 2 vs. the Brewers, Harang...
Via Fox Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Week In Review

The past week the Atlanta Braves have a record of 5-1. The entire team seems to be clicking and it couldn’t be better timing. Yesterday, the Braves were supposed to play another game in Philadelphia against the Phillies, but it was postponed and set back due to a rain-out. That is the only such delay/postponage this entire season, but it actually proved helpful to the Braves. “This...
Via TopSportsReport
3 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton blooper wins it in the 10th inning for the Braves

With Jordan Schafer on first base pinch running for Chris Johnson, Justin Upton hit a bloop single to shallow right field.
Via College Football Section
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Johnson focusing on approach to cleanup spot

ATLANTA -- Another atypical part of the Braves' atypical lineup, Chris Johnson paused when trying to remember the last time he was as consistently high in the order. "College," he said, smiling. "College I think I hit third." There's little that fits the blueprint when it comes to having Johnson at the cleanup spot. Last season, nine players hit 20-plus...
Via Fox Sports South
10 days ago  |  Discuss

BRAVES BANTER: Team still lacks No. 2 hitter

Batting B.J. Upton second is a bad idea. He fans far too frequently, fails to hit in the clutch, and gets extra at-bats that a better contact man (namely Chris Johnson or Andrelton Simmons) deserves. After the opening six-game road trip, Fredi Gonzalez should have figured that out for himself. The lone losses on the trip were a 2-0 hit on Opening Day at Miller Park against the mediocre...
Via TopSportsReport
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gattis homers in Braves’ 2-1 win over Nats to open series

After Evan Gattis homered in the top of the fifth inning, reminding a sellout crowd at Nationals Park of why he warranted a splendid nickname as a rookie, the home team had a would-be inside-the-park home run overturned by an umpires’ review in the bottom of the inning. And so, things were going the Braves’ way again in the first of 19 games between the National League East...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves-Brewers Recap (Series Wrap-up)

USA TODAY Sports Until a Chris Johnson homerun and Logan Schafer single, Atlanta Braves pitcher Aaron Harang and Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Matt Garza both flirted with a no-hitter through six innings of play in the rubber match of the three games series, which the Braves ended up taking. It was undoubtedly a pitching duel in which both pitching threw well enough to win…but everyone...
Via TopSportsReport
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves take opening series, on to DC

With pitching, particularly starting pitching, the biggest concern for the 2014 Atlanta Braves, the opening series on the road against the Milwaukee Brewers showed a rotation that can likely hold on until the cavalry arrives in mid to late April. Julio Teheran, Alex Wood and new Brave Aaron Harang stepped up for the team and proved that they can certainly hold their own until Mike...
Via BravesWire
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson homer lifts Braves over Brewers 1-0

MILWAUKEE (AP) Atlanta pitcher Aaron Harang and the Milwaukee Brewers' Matt Garza had no-hit bids until Chris Johnson homered with two outs in the seventh inning, sending the Braves to a 1-0 victory Wednesday.
Via FOXSports.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Harang takes no-hitter to 7th, Johnson homers in Braves’ 1-0 win

He’s 35 and working for his sixth different major league team in five years, but Aaron Harang hardly looked like a journeyman Wednesday when he took a no-hitter to the seventh inning against the Brewers in his Braves debut. Chris Johnson’s two-out homer in the seventh inning the first hit of the game for either team and gave the Braves a lead they wouldn’t relinquish in a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves' bats flounder in loss to Brewers

Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 2-0 loss to the Brewers, a ho-hum road defeat on Opening Day that marked the return of Milwaukee's Ryan Braun -- after a well-publicized drug suspension last year: 1. The Atlanta offense didn't mount many serious challenges to the Milwaukee pitchers Generally speaking, major league pitchers are ahead of hitters in late...
Via Fox Sports South
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Braves Are Better Than the Nationals

Adam Orfinger Editor The Washington Nationals will not win the National League East.  I wouldn’t be shocked if the Nationals missed the playoffs all together.  Why Davey Johnson’s club is being projected as World Series favorites and runaway winners of the NL East mystifies me.  In case the rest of America has forgotten, there is another team in the East known as the Atlanta...
Via TopSportsReport
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Five bold predictions for Braves in 2014

The spring started with sunshine in the Sunshine State, as the Braves followed Freddie Freeman's contract extension with a barrage of more long-term deals and optimism flowed freely for a team coming off a National League East title. But Atlanta heads into the 2014 season with a slightly different narrative at the forefront, as the season-ending surgeries to Brandon Beachy and...
Via Fox Sports South
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Five bold predictions for Braves in 2014

The Braves reconstructed rotation can weather the losses of Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy, writes Cory McCartney. Plus, bold predictions for Jason Heyward, Chris Johnson and Dan Uggla for the 2014 season.
Via FOXSports.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Lynn strikes out 10 as Cardinals beat Braves 11-0

JUPITER, Fla. -- Lance Lynn rebounded from a bad outing to strike out his final eight batters and 10 overall in four innings Thursday during the St. Louis Cardinals' 11-0 win over the Atlanta Braves. Lynn ended his stint by fanning Justin Upton, Evan Gattis and Chris Johnson. "Today was a good day," Lynn said. "The ball felt good coming out of my hand. I was able...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Phils spring training losing streak continue as they end up in a 2-2 tie with the Braves.

The Phils end up in a 2-2 tie with the Braves as their present five-game win-less streak continues. The Braves took the lead in the top of the fourth as, with the bases loaded, via a lead-off single by Chris Johnson, a walk by Dan Uggla, sending Johnson up to second base, and, after Andrelton […]
Via MyTeamRivals.com
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB: Seven quick hits from Braves' Sunday workout

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Atlanta Braves kick off the 2014 portion of their Grapefruit League schedule (against the Tigers) in just three days. Here are seven quick observations from Sunday's workout, spanning multiple fields at the Disney World complex. 1. It shouldn't surprise anyone to see the pitchers ahead of the hitters at this point. On the field adjacent to Champion...
Via Fox Sports South
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson neatly fills 3B spot for Braves

Chris Johnson remembers donning his Chipper Jones T-shirt and parking himself in front of the television to watch Atlanta's star third baseman play when he was growing up. Now he's taken over Jones' old spot and says it's a ''dream come true.'' Jones retired after the 2012 season. Tasked with filling his huge cleats, Johnson came through with the...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Best Second Option

The Atlanta Braves don’t have a prototypical number two hitter that has excellent speed, can bunt with the best of them and who can spray the ball around.  That doesn’t mean they don’t have a great option. Braves third baseman Chris Johnson could do a great job in the number two hole.  He has a quick bat, can hit to all fields, makes good contact, and perhaps most importantly...
Via Atlanta Bullpen
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Bullpen, bench key elements to Braves' season

The bench is often out of sight and out of mind when discussing a team's offseason moves, but a smartly-constructed unit and a quality farm system can pay off over the course of a 162-game schedule. The Atlanta Braves found that out last season, when every position player not named Chris Johnson hit the disabled list at one point or another. Starters can struggle from time to...
Via Fox Sports South
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves' Chris Johnson not resting on 2013 success

Chris Johnson is taking the same approach to the 2014 season he used one year ago, when he was fighting for a starting job. Don't try telling Johnson he's a lock to start at third base for the Atlanta Braves after finishing second in the National League in hitting in 2013. Johnson is determined to work even harder this offseason to prove he deserves the job. Hard work paid...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Braves New Leadership Exceed Chipper, Hudson, McCann?

The Atlanta Braves have been a very successful franchise the past 20+ years, compiling 15 division championships and a World Series championship.  Despite that success, did you realize the Braves have not won a playoff series since 2001?  To put things in perspective, in 2001 gas was $1.46 a gallon, a postage stamp was 34 cents, and George W. Bush was inaugurated. Chipper Jones...
Via Atlanta Bullpen
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Hiram Caravan, February 1, 2013

  Jonny & Eddie & @kimbrel46 at my closest Caravan stop on a Saturday?! This is the best thing I've heard this year. — Lauren T. (@BravesLove) January 17, 2014 Well, Hiram wasn't quite my closest stop (Kennesaw was, but since I grew up in West Georgia it felt close!), and Kimbrel was replaced by Chris Johnson, which was A-OK with us! I got there at 9:20am for...
Via Love My Bravos
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves reach deals with Medlen, Minor, Johnson

The Braves have agreed to one-year contracts with pitchers Kris Medlen and Mike Minor, infielder Chris Johnson and outfielder Jordan Schafer. Friday's agreements left the Braves with three players remaining in arbitration: closer Craig Kimbrel, first baseman Freddie Freeman and outfielder Jason Heyward. Medlen (15-12, 3.11 ERA) and Minor (13-9, 3.21) were key members of the...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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