Lervin’ On Ervin

How great would it be for the Braves to trade for Marlon Byrd? Byrd and Ervin reunited. Byrd, of course, would have to bleach his skin like Sammy Sosa, put a giant yellow Brillo pad on his head for hair and wear some butt-hugging shorts that even white boys got to shout, "Baby got back!" Then Isiah can show up early, kiss them all on the cheek and watch from the sidelines...
Via Razzball
16 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marlins stopped by Braves, Freddie Freeman as win streak ends

ATLANTA (AP) -- Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer, Ervin Santana won his second straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday night. The victory pulled Atlanta within one game of first-place Washington in the NL East. Third-place Miami snapped a three-game winning streak to stay 8 games back. Freeman, an All-Star first baseman, broke out of a slump...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Blue Jays running out of spending money? They won't say

The Blue Jays have been looking at big-time starting pitchers on the trade market and are now missing three key offensive pieces from their lineup, but rival GMS are saying that Toronto has been indicating it has little or no money to spend this deadline. If so, that may be preclude significant upgrades this month since the better players traded at this time almost invariably have...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bats cold in Big Apple, set for final series of half

For the Braves, there are few things that sting quite like a series loss to the Mets. Unfortunately for Atlanta, losses within the division have come regularly in the first half of the season. If the Braves want to make a strong run for a division championship in the second half, there is no question that consistency and wins within the division will be paramount. Aaron Harang leads...
Via BravesWire
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Here Comes Travis d’Arnaud: Mets Catcher Being All That He Could Be

With another mighty swing of his bat, Travis d’Arnaud smacked his sixth homer of the season last night, a two-run shot in the seventh that led to a 4-1 victory for the Mets and their fourth straight win – a new season high. The Mets catcher is as responsible for this recent Mets turnaround as anyone else and in the last two weeks since being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas,...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 days ago  |  Discuss

No HRs, no problem — Braves beat D-backs 5-2 to push win streak to 8

A sellout crowd filled Turner Field on Friday night and had a grand time watching the Braves do what they’ve done a lot lately – pitch extremely well, manufacture runs without benefit of homers, and win. They scored four runs in the first two innings and pitcher Ervin Santana was strong into the eighth inning to lead the Braves past the Diamondbacks 5-2 and extend their season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Balanced Braves down D-backs for 8th straight win

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks, extending Atlanta's winning streak to a season-high eight games and marking the second time the Braves have been 10 games above .500. Let's also give kudos to the Fourth of July revelers for coming in droves to Turner Field on Friday, setting a season-high attendance record (48...
Via Fox Sports South
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Santana silences D-backs bats

ATLANTA -- Freddie Freeman drove in two runs, Ervin Santana won his second straight start, and the Atlanta Braves stretched their winning streak to eight games with a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. The Braves (48-38) have won 10 of 11 to move 10 games over .500 for the first time since April 29. They lead the NL East by 1 games. Santana (7-5) gave up six...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
21 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Pitchers to Target Post All-Star Break

There just 11 pitchers in the MLB who have won 20 or more games, after the All-Star break, since the 2011 season.  Clayton Kershaw leads the pack with 28, followed by Ian Kennedy and Jered Weaver with 25 victories.  The remaining 8 pitchers won't surprise you, James Shields (24), Justin Verlander (23), Zack Greinke and Doug Fister (22), Max Scherzer, Yovani Gallardo...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Vargas vs. Santana through 70

  The Kansas City Royals are (at the time writing this) one and a half games up on The Detroit Tigers in first place in The American League Central, quite an amazing feat considering two weeks ago they were in the cellar. (I have been waiting to type that sentence for a very long time now.) They have reeled of nine wins in a row, cooling of both The Cleveland Indians and D-Town...
Via Royals Blue
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves fall short, drop series in loss to Phillies

ATLANTA -- Ervin Santana still can't find his early-season magic and the Atlanta Braves' offense still has difficulty putting runs across the plate. Atlanta's 4-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night secured the three-game series loss and dropped them into second place in the National League East behind the Washington Nationals, a precarious and intriguing...
Via Fox Sports South
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Rockies sink Santana, Braves, force series split

Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 10-3 loss to the Rockies -- a desultory Thursday defeat that seemed eerily similar to Atlanta's 8-2 drubbing from Wednesday. 1. The Braves were in a giving mood, helping Jhoulys Chacin notch his first victory of the season Prior to Thursday, you'd have to track back to Sept. 9 of last year, or 11 starts ago, to find the...
Via Fox Sports South
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cy Vargas: The New Ervin Santana

The final pitching line didn’t look impressive. The starter had been credited with three runs over 7.2 innings. He had allowed six hits and hit three batters. A quality start, but nothing really stood out until you took a step back and analyzed how dominant he was. That one start is a microcosm of Jason Vargas in 2014.Walking out of Kauffman Stadium Tuesday evening, all I could...
Via Pine Tar Press
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves at Marlins game preview

TV: FOX Sports 1 Time: 4:10 p.m. Just like his team, Atlanta Braves right-hander Ervin Santana got off to a strong start. Those feel-good days, though, have been few and far between for both parties over the last month. Santana looks to avoid a third straight loss Saturday and help the Braves beat the Miami Marlins again after they rallied to end a four-game skid in the first of...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves blow big lead, help BoSox end 10-game skid

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 8-6 loss to the Red Sox -- perhaps Atlanta's craziest home game of the year ... but redoubtably the biggest 2014 turnout at Turner Field (sellout crowd of 48,501). 1. There are two ways to view the Braves' come-from-ahead defeat, when using history as a guide Stat #1: Before Monday, the Braves hadn't blown...
Via Fox Sports South
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves fall to Brewers after rough first inning

ATLANTA -- Behind a first-inning grand slam off the bat of third baseman Mark Reynolds, the Milwaukee Brewers sprinted out of the gate and never looked back on Wednesday night, beating the Atlanta Braves 6-1 to give themselves a chance to even the series in Thursday's finale. Here are three observations from the game: 1. Ervin Santana could not extend the Braves' three-game...
Via Fox Sports South
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves trumped by Cards, slump to 1-3 on trip

Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 5-2 loss to the Cardinals, a defeat that marked the 10th time this month in which Atlanta scored just three runs or less. And there are still 14 games left on the May docket. 1. Ervin Santana was probably due for a night of mortality In his first six starts with Atlanta (April 9-May 10), Santana was a true dynamo for the club...
Via Fox Sports South
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynn looks to get back on track against the Braves

The Atlanta Braves hosted the St. Louis Cardinals earlier this month mired in a dismal losing streak and a funk at the plate. Though Atlanta still isn't lighting up the scoreboard, its starting pitching has been mostly solid. No member of the rotation has been as consistently good as Ervin Santana, who takes the mound Friday night for the Braves as they begin a three-game set...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves ballboy sprints behind home plate during pitch

Your browser does not support iframes.An Atlanta Braves ballboy was caught sprinting behind backstop while pitcher Ervin Santana was delivering a pitch during the third inning of Saturday's game against Chicago.The Braves ballboy ran to grab a ball that was fouled off behind the plate on the 0-1 pitch to Cubs batter Jeff Samardzija. However, the ballboy was forced to make a...
Via Holdout Sports
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Santana and small ball lift Braves past Cubs

Ervin Santana had waited nine days to get back on the mound; he wasn’t going to let a 67-minute rain delay deter him. After skipping a start to rest a jammed thumb, Santana returned Saturday night to take on Jeff Samardzija and the Cubs, working in and around a lengthy rain delay. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said they came five or 10 minutes from shutting Santana down, but...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury News: Ervin Santana, Gavin Floyd

The Atlanta Braves announced today that right-hander Ervin Santana will not start on Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals, reports Caroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Santana jammed his thumb on April 25 in an at-bat against the Cincinnati Reds' Homer Bailey. Although he was able to make his next start (May 1 against Miami) Santana was removed after the sixth...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Floyd to make Braves debut as Santana skipped with thumb injury

ATLANTA -- Gavin Floyd's first start for the Braves in his return from Tommy John surgery will come Tuesday against the Cardinals as he fills in for Ervin Santana, who is being skipped with a bruised thumb on his throwing hand. Floyd was removed from the 30-day disabled list prior to Sunday's game against the Giants, and to clear space for the 31-year-old right-hander, reliever...
Via Fox Sports South
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

DraftKings – Let’s Sacrifice Our Souls For This Santana

Carlos Santana provides the back drop for today's headline of the May Day Draft Kings special. Well it's not a special contest but it happens to be my Thursday that coincides with it being May Day. Before we move forward lets make it clear that this is Carlos Santana the guitarist's song I'm word playing with and not the poor hitting catcher and the Santana I'...
Via Razzball
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves at Marlins game preview

It's been five seasons since the Miami Marlins won six straight at home, and even longer since they swept a series there from the Atlanta Braves. The Marlins hope to accomplish both while getting the best of unbeaten Braves right-hander Ervin Santana on Thursday night. Prior to this series, the Marlins (13-14) averaged 2.2 runs while losing 15 of 19 at home to Atlanta. Their...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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