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Braves cut Johnson, Janish, Martinez

Second baseman Elliot Johnson, third baseman Paul Janish and right-hander Cristhian Martinez became free agents when the Atlanta Braves failed to offer 2014 contracts on Monday night. Johnson batted .261 with 10 RBIs in 92 at-bats this year, when he earned $520,500. Janish hit .171 with two RBIs in 41 at-bats and made $725,000. After pitching in relief on April 3 and 6, Martinez...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves Unsung Carpenter Carving Them Up

Traded three different times since August 2010 then designated for assignment by Boston last fall, the Braves picked up reliever David Carpenter off of waivers on November 30.  The move seemed to be fairly inconsequential at the time, as there was little room in the loaded Atlanta bullpen.  The former West Virginia Mountaineer seemed destined for Gwinnett for the duration of the...
Via Atlanta Bullpen
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves’ Cristhian Martinez undergoes season-ending shoulder surgery

The Atlanta Braves’ bullpen took another hit yesterday, as right-handed reliever Cristhian Martinez underwent season-ending surgery on his ailing shoulder, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com. Martinez has been battling shoulder issues nearly the entire season, as he only made two appearances for Atlanta prior to hitting the disabled list. It appeared he would rejoin...
Via MLB Injury News
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Sad Lauren’s Sad Post

Venters will visit Dr. Andrews again on Thursday. Too early to know the outcome. But a second TJ surgery is a definite possibility. #Braves — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) May 13, 2013 Yesterday I couldn't process this very well. All I could think about is how Bobby, then Fredi, tend(ed) to burn through bullpen arms. In recent memory... ♡  Peter Moylan, 90 innings in 2007 then...
Via Love My Bravos
May 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Zoinks! At long last, the Atlanta Braves remove cursed locker from clubhouse

Perhaps finally accepting that no amount of good could overcome all the bad mojo that seemingly has afflicted players who have occupied it, the Atlanta Braves finally removed a locker believed to be cursed from the team’s clubhouse at Turner Field. According to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, when the team arrived at Turner Field after spring training, the locker’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

MLBers with college degrees, and more

Interesting articles for your Saturday reading... MLB Players with College Degrees on FoxSports.com. No Braves in their slideshow, but I loved it anyway. Some of these guys have legit degrees. Braves Pitcher Tim Hudson warns East Coweta students on the dangers of texting and driving on CowetaSchools.org. The bottom picture of Homer trying to pep up the high schoolers and none of...
Via Love My Bravos
January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Play-In Game Strategy: Skip the Starter?

In a couple of weeks, we’re going to be treated to a couple of one-game, winner-take-all showdowns to determine the final playoff team in each league. The addition of the wild card play-in game changes the context of the playoff races in a new and meaningful way, and also creates some interesting questions for a handful of teams. While MLB has had tie-breaking games before, they’ve...
Via Fangraphs
September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Suzanna’s pictures from Friday’s game

A friend and I both had a free weekend last week, so we drove to Atlanta together for the game on the 14th.  It had been a few years since either of us had been able to go to a game, and since this is Chipper’s last year we had extra incentive to get to a game before the end of the season.  We got to Turner Field before 4:30 and, after a bit, found the only gate that was open...
Via Love My Bravos
September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Phillies homer in ninth and 10th

Erik Kratz homered in the ninth inning off Braves closer Craig Kimbrel and John Mayberry Jr. hit a three-run shot off Cristhian Martinez in the 10th to help the Philadelphia Phillies rally for an 8-5 victory over Atlanta on Friday night. Josh Lindblom (3-3) pitched a scoreless ninth, allowing one walk and striking out one. Jonathan Papelbon earned his 31st save in 34 chances by...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Phillies 8, Braves 5(10)

Erik Kratz homered in the ninth inning off Braves closer Craig Kimbrel and John Mayberry Jr. hit a three-run shot off Cristhian Martinez in the 10th to help the Philadelphia Phillies rally for an 8-5 victory over Atlanta on Friday night. Josh Lindblom (3-3) pitched a scoreless ninth, allowing one walk and striking out one. Jonathan Papelbon earned his 31st save in 34 chances by...
Via AP on Fox
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Late homers boost Phillies over Braves in 10

ATLANTA (AP) -- Erik Kratz homered in the ninth inning off Braves closer Craig Kimbrel and John Mayberry Jr. hit a three-run shot off Cristhian Martinez in the 10th to help the Philadelphia Phillies rally for an 8-5 victory over Atlanta on Friday night. Josh Lindblom (3-3) pitched a scoreless ninth, allowing one walk and striking out one. Jonathan Papelbon earned his 31st save...
Via Fox Sports South
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Late homers boost Phillies over Braves in 10

ATLANTA (AP) -- Erik Kratz homered in the ninth inning off Braves closer Craig Kimbrel and John Mayberry Jr. hit a three-run shot off Cristhian Martinez in the 10th to help the Philadelphia Phillies rally for an 8-5 victory over Atlanta on Friday night. Josh Lindblom (3-3) pitched a scoreless ninth, allowing one walk and striking out one. Jonathan Papelbon earned his 31st save...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Kratz, Mayberry Stun Braves Bullpen Late; Phillies Win, 8-5.

Final: Phillies 8, Braves 5. WP: Josh Lindblom (3-3, 3.58 ERA) LP: Cristhian Martinez (5-4, 4.39 ERA) SV: Jonathan Papelbon (31) Ryan Howard didn't receive the nickname "Big Piece" for no good reason.  He jump-started this crucial series down in Atlanta in the Phillies favor, with a home run in the top of the second to give the Phillies the early lead. In the bottom...
Via Buzz On Broad
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Braves relievers piece together solid stretch

Theyve been maligned, and deservedly so at times, but Braves relievers have done little wrong of late. The Braves have been playing mix and match with the guys in the bullpen throughout this season, but theyve finally put together a Steady Seven. Im not ready to call them the Spectacular Seven yet, and especially not the overused Magnificent Seven. No, steady does it. But nicknames...
Via Fox Sports South
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Braves relievers piece together solid stretch

Theyve been maligned, and deservedly so at times, but Braves relievers have done little wrong of late. The Braves have been playing mix and match with the guys in the bullpen throughout this season, but theyve finally put together a Steady Seven. Im not ready to call them the Spectacular Seven yet, and especially not the overused Magnificent Seven. No, steady does it. But nicknames...
Via Fox Sports South
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Braves 7, Rockies 2

Brandon Beachy pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Sunday for a three-game sweep. Dan Uggla homered, singled and drove in two runs for the Braves, who have gone a major league-best 18-7 since April 10. The Rockies wound up 3-6 during their nine-game homestand. Beachy (3-1) allowed...
Via AP on Fox
May 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Braves complete sweep with win over Rockies

DENVER (AP) -- Brandon Beachy pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Sunday for a three-game sweep. Dan Uggla homered, singled and drove in two runs for the Braves, who have gone a major league-best 18-7 since April 10. The Rockies wound up 3-6 during their nine-game homestand. ...
Via Fox Sports South
May 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Braves complete sweep with win over Rockies

DENVER (AP) -- Brandon Beachy pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Sunday for a three-game sweep. Dan Uggla homered, singled and drove in two runs for the Braves, who have gone a major league-best 18-7 since April 10. The Rockies wound up 3-6 during their nine-game homestand. ...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
May 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Braves complete sweep with win over Rockies

DENVER (AP) -- Brandon Beachy pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Sunday for a three-game sweep. Dan Uggla homered, singled and drove in two runs for the Braves, who have gone a major league-best 18-7 since April 10. The Rockies wound up 3-6 during their nine-game homestand. ...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
May 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Chipper Ends Wild Game With Walk Off, Phils Lose 15-13

Carlos Ruiz set the Phillies record for RBI in a game by a catcher with 7. Photo (AP)The Phillies struck early and often, scoring 4 off of Tommy Hanson and 2 off of Cristhian Martinez, and looked to have a comfortable 6-0 cushion headed into the bottom of the 5th. But Doc Halladay could not hold off a series of dinks and dunks until he was done in on a breaking ball gone bad to let...
Via Phillies Nation
May 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Six unsung heroes of the NL East

In a star studded NL East, possibly the toughest division in baseball, some very valuable players slip through the cracks. Here are six players, honored for what they do and praised when they aren’t.   Washington Nationals P Tyler Clippard Laugh all you want at those silly glasses, they only mask his laser-like precision. He does not have anything overly flashy, but...
Via hardballchat.com
April 22, 2012  |  Discuss

For Starters, And Relievers

If there was any doubt that it all starts with pitching, especially starting pitching, then look back at the last two games. First Johan Santana tanked. Today, R.A. Dickey gives up eight runs in four and a third to send the Mets to their second straight loss. It's a shame to bang out fourteen hits, score six and lose. But when your starter can't come up with a quality start...
Via Metstradamus
April 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Braves' Martinez charged with DUI

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Cristhian Martinez was arrested early Monday and charged with drunken driving after police say they saw him weaving in and out of a lane while driving slowly on a major Atlanta highway. Martinez was stopped on Interstate 85 and charged with impeding the flow of traffic, improper lane change and DUI after his blood alcohol level registered at 0.13, said...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Braves' Martinez charged with DUI

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Cristhian Martinez was arrested early Monday and charged with drunken driving after police say they saw him weaving in and out of a lane while driving slowly on a major Atlanta highway.
Via FOXSports.com
April 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Braves reliever Martinez arrested for DUI

Atlanta Braves reliever Cristhian Martinez was arrested early Monday morning on charges of driving under the influence. Martinez, 30, was arrested in Gwinnett County, according to jail records, and was also charged with an improper lane change and impeding the flow of traffic. He was booked into the Gwinnett County jail at 4:34 a.m. after his blood alcohol registered more than ...
Via Fox Sports South
April 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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