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Mets Pitcher Bartolo Colon Swings Hard, Misses Pitch, Loses Helmet (GIF)

This season marks Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon’s return to the National League after a 12-year hiatus, and it’s safe to say that his batting skills are a little rusty. In Saturday’s matchup against the Atlanta Braves, Colon swung so hard against right-hander Ervin Santana that he missed the ball completely as his helmet flew off of his head. Colon, who has not recorded a hit...
Via NESN.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Bartolo Colon swing so hard his helmet falls off

Cut4 Bartolo Colon batting this season has been one meme after another. On Saturday night the 40-year-old Colon swung himself into the dirt having his helmet fall off in the process. The speed of the pitch that Colon swung at and missed? 83 mph out of the hands of Atlanta starter Ervin Santana. And of course who can forget this at-bat from earlier this month? Or this belly shake...
Via Tireball.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Braves 7, Mets 5

The Mets (8-9) lost to the Braves (12-5) by a score of 7-5 tonight at Citi Field. Ervin Santana got the start for Atlanta, and he ran into early trouble by giving up a walk and a stolen base to Eric Young, which was followed by an RBI single from David Wright that give the Mets a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Santana again found himself in a jam in the second inning when Lucas Duda...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves survive late rally to beat Mets

Following another dominant outing from starter Ervin Santana and just enough offensive firepower, the Atlanta Braves held on to take down the New York Mets on Saturday night, winning 7-5 and guaranteeing themselves another series victory. Here are three observations from the NL East showdown: 1. Freddie Freeman is on an early, early MVP pace The "It's Early" slogan...
Via Fox Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bartolo Colon loses helmet on wild swing

Bartolo Colon is not used to batting. After spending pretty much his whole career (1 year with the Expos) in the American league Colon’s batting skills are the equivalent of, well, either you or I.
Via College Football Section
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Pitcher Bartolo Colon Swings For The Fences And Loses His Helmet (GIF)

In the bottom of the second inning, Bartolo Colon stepped up to the plate with two outs and Travis d’Arnuad at second base. It was in this instance that Big Bart decided that it was time to break out his home run swing while facing the Braves Ervin Santana. Wow. That was some swing folks. We could feel the breeze all around the tri-state area. Bartolo would go on to strike out...
Via The Daily Stache
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Ervin Santana vs. Bartolo Colon (4/19/14)

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Via Mets360.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves take shortened series, head to Big Apple

What was supposed to be their Achilles heel–starting pitching–has turned out to be the greatest strength in the early going for the 2014 Braves. The rain-shortened series in Philadelphia once again put the dominant starting pitching on display with great outings from Ervin Santana, Julio Teheran and Alex Wood. Unfortunately, the all or nothing offense was only able to notch one...
Via BravesWire
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves fall to Phillies in pitcher's duel

The Atlanta Braves' offense again made life difficult on its starting rotation in a 1-0 loss to the division rival Philadelphia Phillies, getting shutout for the third time in its first 15 games and nullifying another excellent start from young pitcher Alex Wood. Here are three observations from Atlanta's fifth loss of the season: 1. This Julio Teheran-Alex Wood combo has...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Uggla’s 9th-inning grand slam gives Braves a wild win at Philly

After seeing the Braves repeatedly fail with runners in scoring position Monday night, Evan Gattis left nothing to chance in the late innings when he a pair of home runs that provided a two-run lead for Ervin Santana against the Phillies. Then Dan Uggla and Andrelton Simmons followed Gattis’ eighth-inning leadoff homer with longballs of their own, and those three consecutive home...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Uggla's slam powers Braves past Phillies

Dan Uggla headed to Philadelphia mired in the longest homer less drought of his career to open a season. But in a wild, drama-filled final two innings, the Braves second baseman added his first and second HRs of the year, including his first grand slam in nearly five years to push Atlanta to a 9-6 win Monday night. "I was getting nervous," Uggla said. "That's a...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 13: Phillies vs. Braves

Philadelphia Phillies (6-6) at Atlanta Braves (8-4) Starting Pitchers: PHI: Roberto Hernandez vs. TEX: Ervin Santana Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: ESPN, TCN Weather: Partly Cloudy, 77 Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Tonight: The Phillies will continue their N.L. East play Monday night as they open a four-game set with the Braves, and their newly acquired right-hander...
Via Phillies Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Atlanta Braves will make the playoffs

The Atlanta Braves started out this season with some early concerns from the bullpen.  However, a few recoveries and one newly added pitcher, Ervin Santana, are scheduled to put the Braves back into a normal rotation.  Even one of the most doubtful offensive players, B.J. Upton hasn’t completely disappointed like expected.  I feel like the […] The post How the Atlanta Braves...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting the Opposing Pitcher: Ervin Santana

If nothing else, Ervin Santana has been a workhorse in nine-plus Major League seasons. Coming into 2014, Santana has averaged 187+ IP per season, ranking 11th in the Majors in innings pitched in that time. Santana was signed late in the offseason by the Atlanta Braves who went from a starting pitching surplus to an absolute drought of arms. Santana is a 6’2″ righty that comes...
Via Phillies Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy - Start Ervin Santana

There are just 9 games scheduled tonight in Major League Baseball and there are few favorable pitching matchups. The Atlanta Braves will send Ervin Santana to to hill tonight against the Philadelphia Phillies, and we like this matchup. Yes the Phillies just swept the Miami Marlins, but even just saying that sentence isn't impressive. Santana made his Braves debut against the...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Santana's debut adds to Braves' rotation success

Things are going well for Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell right now. Ervin Santana, the high-priced newcomer to the Atlanta Braves rotation, dazzled in his debut on Wednesday against the New York Mets. After eight innings, he still hadn't allowed a run across the plate. He allowed just three hits and struck out six Mets batters, which is not an overwhelming accomplishment...
Via Fox Sports South
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana Leads Braves Past Mets In First Start

Todd Kirkland Before the Braves took on the New York Mets in Atlanta (after only one game played in the series), the home-team (Braves) had yet to score a run at home, but that was put to rest as Atlanta went on to win 4-3. After getting off to an early lead with a Jason Heyward leadoff homerun to start the game, the Braves never looked back. Heyward also went 3-3 with two runs and...
Via TopSportsReport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Santana, Heyward lift Braves over Mets

Ervin Santana may have missed pitching the Braves’ home-opener by one day, but as far as introductions go, Wednesday night’s was hard to beat. The former All-Star pitcher for the Angels who signed a one-year $14.1 million contract to rescue the Braves from a rash of elbow injuries pitched eight shutout innings to in a 4-3 win over the Mets. How do you do? “That’s what he...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana gives eight strong innings in debut

getty images The Atlanta Braves landed Ervin Santana on a one-year deal during Spring Training. After giving the pitcher some additional time to get ready he was tabbed to start on Wednesday night. In his first outing for the Braves Santana worked eight scoreless innings against the New York Mets. Santana struck out six and allowed just three hits as he mowed down the Mets lineup...
Via Tireball.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Santana, Heyward carry Braves in win over Mets

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 4-3 win over the Mets on Wednesday night, Atlanta's first seasonal victory at Turner Field. 1. Ervin Santana had plenty of time to catch his breath and relax in his Braves debut ... not that he needed it Manager Fredi Gonzalez and pitching coach Roger McDowell couldn't have asked for a better turnout from Santana...
Via Fox Sports South
11 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Braves 4, Mets 3

The Mets are in the business of making opposing pitchers look like stars these days. In his first Braves start, Ervin Santana was Maddux-like in efficiency going through the Mets lineup in eight innings on only 88 pitches. Zack Wheeler returned to his debut city and wasn’t quite as sharp as he was last July. Jason Heyward his main nemesis, collecting three straight hits, including...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Yordano Ventura Shows why Royals let Ervin Santana walk

by John Viril— This winter, many pundits said the Kansas City Royals took a big hit by allowing no. 2 starter Ervin Santana to leave in free agency. The Royals filled gaping holes at RF and 2B by signing Omar Infante and trading for Norichika Aoki. But, conventional wisdom held that their Santana-less pitching staff would regress. Most saw the Royals doing no more...
Via The Viril View: On the KC Royals
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Santana ready for Braves debut

ATLANTA -- As strong as the Braves rotation has been at this point -- the quartet of Julio Teheran, Alex Wood, Aaron Harang and David Hale went into Tuesday with a collective 1.56 era, which ranks second in the majors -- the opening stretch was always about bridging a gap. Wednesday, Atlanta's staff takes a step toward full health as offseason acquisition Ervin Santana takes...
Via Fox Sports South
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Santana to make Braves' debut against Mets

ATLANTA (AP) Ervin Santana is slated to make his first start for the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday against the New York Mets.
Via FOXSports.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana to make season debut on Wednesday

The Atlanta Braves will have pitcher Ervin Santana make his season debut on Wedensday. This had been the plan all along after the Braves signed Santana in mid-March.  The right hander will be facing off against the New York Mets at Turner Field. In his lone minor league outing Santana pitched poorly allowing six runs (five earned) over 5 1/3 innings with Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday...
Via Tireball.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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