Braves score 6 runs in 3rd, beat Padres 8-3

ATLANTA (AP) -- Chris Johnson and Ryan Doumit each drove in two runs during Atlanta's six-run third inning and the Braves beat Eric Stults the San Diego Padres 8-3 on Sunday. The Braves trailed 1-0 before roughing up Stults (3-13). Back-to-back doubles by Gerald Laird and Andrelton Simmons started the inning. Tommy La Stella hit an RBI single that skipped between Stults'...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves 5, Padres 3

Keep the line moving. It’s the Braves’ offensive mantra. Well, they did just that all the way through the lineup in the fourth inning of a 5-3 victory over the Padres Saturday night. The four-run outburst was all the support ace Julio Teheran would need - even if he wasn’t his dominant self at Turner Field. The offensive effort gave the Braves a much-needed victory. The...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Day Pictures: Braves vs Phillies 7-18-2014

View from 325. It was much better than it looks here! Cousin Catherine and I were talking yesterday about a fan-written gameday recap she read on a website, and we started talking about why I don't do play-by-play or analysis-style recaps. Basically, there are plenty of places to read that junk and my version of game recaps is "I went to the game; look at all these boys...
Via Love My Bravos
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: La Stella's bases loaded magic helps Braves rout Phillies

ATLANTA -- A one-hour, 39-minute rain delay cut short arguably Alex Wood's most dominant outing since returning to the starting rotation, but it didn't damper a Braves offense that feasted on shaky Phillies pitching. Atlanta scored two runs after the break , aided by four straight walks issued by Philadelphia. That added to a day that included more bases-loaded magic from...
Via Fox Sports South
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Johnson-led Braves crush Cubs in first-half finale

Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 10-7 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, putting an exclamation point on Atlanta's strong first half of the season: 1. Chris Johnson and his red-hot bat might not enjoy the four-day break from baseball The kids in Johnson's neighborhood shouldn't be too surprised if/when the Braves third baseman crashes a sandlot...
Via Fox Sports South
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor homers, snaps winless streak as Braves pound Cubs

With the wind blowing out Saturday at Wrigley Field, pitcher Mike Minor didn’t give up any home runs and hit one himself. It was a good day to be a Brave. Chris Johnson hit a pair of two-run homers in his first two at-bats, including one that drove in the first runs of a six-run fourth inning that sent the Braves to a 11-6 win against the Cubs. The Braves, who had one home run...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves belt three homers in Wrigley rout of Cubs

Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 11-6 win over the Cubs on Saturday -- a wind-aided victory that, at least early on, had the makings of the 1979 classic at Wrigley Field, when Chicago and Philadelphia combined for a staggering 45 runs and 50 hits. 1. The late, great Earl Weaver would have reveled in the Braves' homer-happy approach to victory How crazy was...
Via Fox Sports South
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Cubs fan pulls off switcheroo on home run ball hit by Braves

Your browser does not support iframes.It's very clear that Saturday wasn't this guy's first trip to the ballpark.Seen here is a rather intuitive Chicago Cubs fan pulling the old switcheroo on a home run ball hit by Atlanta Braves batter Chris Johnson at Wrigley Field.As you can see from the video, the fan came prepared with another non-home run ball to retrieve from his...
Via Bush League Chronicle
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball Week 15 Waiver Wire: 3 to Catch, 3 to Cut, 3 to Keep

In the Week 15 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re keeping up with Dee Gordon, cutting ties with Chris Johnson, and tapping into Steve Pearce’s potential. There are plenty of waiver wire columns out there that provide an exhaustive list of the most added players in fantasy leagues. This isn’t one of them. Here, we’ll run down a few lesser-known, lesser-considered, or...
Via The Fantasy Fix
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves drop Mets for sweep, seventh straight win

ATLANTA -- In a stretch tailor-made for the Braves to go into the All-Star break with momentum -- and the National League East lead -- on their side, they continued to take advantage. Behind another strong start from Julio Teheran and timely hitting, Atlanta beat the Mets 3-1 to win their seventh straight and hold serve with the Nationals, who won their fifth in a row, beating the...
Via Fox Sports South
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson and swing batter batter

Remember in Little League or PAL (like I played) where the players on the field would chant, "Swing Batter Batter," before each pitch? Apparently, Chris Johnson of the Atlanta Braves is still hearing those chants in his head. Of course, Johnson has had multiple occurrences of blowing up with his temper, so who knows what else is going on in his head. But the bottom line...
Via The Flagrant Fan
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves complete doubleheader sweep of Phillies

Talk about picking yourself up and dusting yourself off. On a trip that started with a series split in Washington to fall out of first place and was nearing a close with Saturday’s day-night doubleheader against a Phillies team that just swept them at home, the Braves responded with a sweep of their own. The Braves won the day game 10-3, and the night cap 5-1 to go up 3-0 in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves fall to Nats, settle for 4-game series split

Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 4-1 loss to the Nationals, an emotionally charged road defeat that brought little overall clarity to the race in the National League East (series split: 2-all). 1. It's never a good thing when a team tallies more ejections than runs in a game A pair of check swings contributed to the Braves' demise on Sunday, with Chris...
Via Fox Sports South
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

BRAVES BANTER: No way to win a championship

The 13-inning Saturday night game against the Angels was a perfect illustration of what ails the 2014 Braves. For example: B.J. Upton made his fifth error, most among major-league centerfielders, but escaped having more only by the kindness of the Turner Field official scorer Chris Johnson, who leads the majors in hitting into double-plays, expanded his lead last night Chris Johnson...
Via TopSportsReport
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Floyd's drought ends as Braves sink Rockies

While Chris Johnson delivered his seventh three-hit game of the season and Evan Gattis pushed his streak to 10 straight, it was undeniably Gavin Floyd who was the man of the moment for the Braves. He picked up his first victory in an Atlanta uniform -- and first in 613 calendar days -- keeping the Rockies bats in check in a 3-1 win that kept the Braves atop the National League East...
Via Fox Sports South
June 09, 2014  |  1 Comment

Braves' Johnson atones for early mistake vs. Red Sox

ATLANTA -- The ball hit off the edge of the grass in front of third and a charging Chris Johnson barehanded it, took two steps and fired to Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman to get the Red Sox's David Ross. "I had to kind of do a do-or-die play right there to get rid of it," Johnson said. "I don't do those plays a lot. But it was pretty cool." It was...
Via Fox Sports South
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson removed from Braves game after throwing temper tantrum

Atlanta Braves third basemen Chris Johnson let anger get the best of him Friday night when he was removed from the game by manager Fredi Gonzalez due to throwing a temper tantrum.The incident which sparked the outburst occurred in the second inning when Johnson went down on strikes to Rockies hurler Jordan Lyles. This fueled Johnson to go crazy in the tunnel leading to Atlanta'...
Via Bush League Chronicle
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson: 'One of my demons'

Chris Johnson was taken out of the Atlanta Braves' game Friday night -- by his own manager. The veteran third baseman threw a tantrum in the tunnel to the Braves' clubhouse following a second-inning strikeout, leading manager Fredi Gonzalez to remove him for Ramiro Pena in the top of the third against the Colorado Rockies. Atlanta went on to beat the Rockies 3-2, and afterward...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves bottle up Rockies; Johnson apologizes after tantrum

ATLANTA -- The Rockies and baseball's highest-scoring offense headed into Turner Field having scored over five runs a game, nearly two more than the Braves. The question of whether Atlanta could keep pace was a non-issue in Friday's opener of the three-game series, as the Braves rode Gavin Floyd's steady outing and the timely hitting of Gerald Laird to a 3-2 victory....
Via Fox Sports South
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves lineup still struggling to score, make contact

ATLANTA -- On Sunday evening, following a successful series finale against the Chicago Cubs, Jason Heyward and Chris Johnson were in agreement: their lineup had just pieced together one of its most consistent efforts in recent memory. The two Braves standouts employed the familiar post-game terminology for offensive production -- plate discipline, quality at-bats, good approach ...
Via Fox Sports South
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves edge Cardinals to end seven-game skid

ATLANTA -- Chris Johnson was keeping it simple. Facing Cardinals sidearmer Pat Neshek with one out in the eighth Tuesday night at Turner Field and the Braves trying to bust out of a seven-game losing streak, Johnson was just looking for one thing. "The ball," the third baseman said. "Seriously. I'm being serious. When a guy is that funky, it's a see-ball approach...
Via Fox Sports South
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves extend Chris Johnson

Buster Olney reports that the Atlanta Braves have extended third baseman Chris Johnson's contract, $23.5M over three years, with a $10M option.The 29 year old has swung well for the Braves in his first 171 games with the team since coming over in the 2012 trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks that brought in Justin Upton and sent Martin Prado and others westward.Johnson's triple...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson, Braves agree to 3-year deal

AP Photo/John Bazemore Adam Chastain Atlanta Braves Writer The Atlanta Braves are continuing to mortgage for their future as they have re-signed third baseman Chris Johnson to a multi-year contract. The deal is worth $23 million over three years with a $10 million team option. Coming to Atlanta as a ‘throw in’ as apart of the big Justin Upton/Martin Prado trade, Johnson has created...
Via TopSportsReport
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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