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Three Cuts: Braves' bats go silent in 1-0 loss to Reds

Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 1-0 loss to the Reds, a crucial defeat that precluded Atlanta (68-62) from claiming partial ownership of the National League's second wild card slot. 1. Let's talk about the one chick in the Rusty beret as our placeholder Here's hoping you didn't visit the kitchen or bathroom during the first inning of this rain...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds try to avoid longest losing streak in five seasons

After going unbeaten over the last month-plus, Ervin Santana is on the verge of matching the longest winning streak of his career. He would appear to have a good chance to do so against the punchless Cincinnati Reds, who are looking to avoid their longest losing streak in five seasons Saturday night. Santana is 6-0 with a 2.98 ERA over his last seven starts, a stretch during which...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds try to avoid longest losing streak in five seasons

After going unbeaten over the last month-plus, Ervin Santana is on the verge of matching the longest winning streak of his career. He would appear to have a good chance to do so against the punchless Cincinnati Reds, who are looking to avoid their longest losing streak in five seasons Saturday night. Santana is 6-0 with a 2.98 ERA over his last seven starts, a stretch during which...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves win fourth straight with huge first inning, beat Pirates 7-3

This is such a nice way to start a road trip. The Braves scored six first-inning runs off Vance Worley and Ervin Santana was just good enough to win Atlanta's fourth straight game by a final score of 7-3. Three pitches into the game, Jason Heyward sent a home run over the scoreboard in right field; It only took three more for Andrelton Simmons to hit one himself. Six pitches...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves defeat Pirates for fourth straight win

After dropping to .500 on the season the Atlanta Braves pulled off a weekend sweep of the Oakland Athletics. On Monday the Braves kept to their new-found winning defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in their series opener at PNC Park. The Braves scored six runs – five earned – in the first inning against Pirates starter Vance Worley. Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons each homered...
Via Tireball.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves use 6-run 1st to beat Pirates 7-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons homered to begin a six-run first inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the sliding Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive victory. The early outburst was enough for Ervin Santana, who allowed three solo homers among nine hits in 5 1-3 innings. Santana (13-6) improved to 8-1 over his past 10 starts. Pittsburgh...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta rebound from Dodgers’ visit, sweep A’s

With a 6-run first inning in Pittsburgh tonight, it’s a good time to look back at the last two series and how the Braves fared against two visiting California clubs. As the end of the season inches closer and closer, the Braves continue to be one of the most frustrating and inconsistent clubs in the National League. Managing to win just one against the first place club in the NL...
Via BravesWire
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ervin Santana dares Dee Gordon to steal on him

After speedy Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon tallied his 52nd stolen base of the season with a swipe of second base against Braves pitcher Ervin Santana last night, a hilarious showdown ensued that featured Santana daring Gordon to proceed to try and take third. Santana’s lucky he didn’t get called for a balk as he egged Gordon on from the rubber, as he appeared to flinch...
Via Next Impulse Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves beat Dodgers, apocalypse imminent

The Braves made it as painful as possible, allowing the Dodgers to load the bases in the ninth but Craig Kimbrel induced a timely double play to nail down the Braves first win over the Dodgers in 8 games. Ervin Santana was very strong, the bullpen solid, and the offense did just enough to give the Braves a desperately needed win. Santana's only major trouble came in the second...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves hold off Dodgers for first win of series

ATLANTA -- A one-run lead with closer Craig Kimbrel coming to the mound in the top of the ninth inning is typically when a sense of calm comes over the home crowd at Turner Field. That wasn't the case on Wednesday. The Braves had lost 11 of their last 13 games, and five in a row to the Dodgers this season. There was no feeling of an impending win from anywhere within the ballpark...
Via Fox Sports South
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves get SS back, Dodgers lose starting pitcher, result goes accordingly

  Ervin Santana won his sixth straight start at Turner Field, Justin Upton drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning and the Atlanta Braves snapped a two-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night. Andrelton Simmons returned to the lineup after missing six games with a sprained left ankle and had two RBIs for the Braves, who had lost 11 of 13...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves break 2-game skid with victory over Dodgers

ATLANTA (AP) Ervin Santana won his sixth straight start at Turner Field, Justin Upton drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning and the Atlanta Braves snapped a two-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night. Andrelton Simmons returned to the lineup after missing six games with a sprained left ankle and had two RBIs for the Braves, who had lost...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves 3, Dodgers 2: Forget the Loss, Worry About Ryu

You can’t say the Dodgers didn’t have their chances here, you know. They put 15 men on base and brought in only two, both on run-scoring second inning singles off the bats of Carl Crawford and Miguel Rojas — two of five hits they got that inning after Ervin Santana struck out the side in the first. They even managed to get the bases loaded in the ninth inning against the basically...
Via Dodgers Digest
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Braves August 13, 2014: So Long Colt, Chone and Stephen

Is this really only the third game of this series? I feel like the Dodgers have been in Atlanta for weeks now, but it’s only half over. That they’ll play two games in less than 24 hours — don’t forget that tomorrow is an early game — probably doesn’t help. Dodgers Braves 4:10 p.m. PT Atlanta, Ga. 2B Gordon RF Heyward CF Puig...
Via Dodgers Digest
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NL East logo wars Nationals vs Braves

In the recent Washington-Atlanta weekend series, there was some hubbub about Bryce Harper dragging a cleat across the “A” logo drawn in the dirt behind the home plate umpire’s customary position. DC Sports Kings investigative reporter Michele Kettner recently found this Dan Steinberg tweet. Steinberg, who writes for the Washington Post, did some research and shared it with...
Via DC Sports-Kings
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Atlanta nearly pulled off major deadline trade

The Atlanta Braves had a quiet, yet productive trade deadline that saw them make one trade. That trade netted them Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell from the Chicago Cubs, but they were close to making a much more significant deal with another team.Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com reports that the Braves came close to pulling off a major deadline blockbuster trade that would have...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves yield 20 hits in blowout loss to Padres

Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 10-1 loss to the Padres -- a desultory defeat that extended Atlanta's woeful West Coast skid to four games: 1. From any angle, the Braves didn't deserve to win this one Over the course of a marathon-like season, some games are preternaturally doomed before things even begin. For Atlanta ... this was one of those dark...
Via Fox Sports South
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves need to be thrifty as Deadline approaches

Like many other legitimate postseason contenders, the Braves have a few areas they would like to improve before heading into this season's stretch run. But their dire need to mend their fractured starting rotation during Spring Training has left them with essentially no financial flexibility with Thursday's Trade Deadline approaching. When Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Gattis, Santana split hero duties in Braves' win

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 2-0 victory over the Padres on Monday -- a fast-paced game (2 hours, 33 minutes) of sparing action ... but enough drama to fulfill the sun-baked faithful at Turner Field: 1. Ervin Santana treated the fans (and desperate-for-a-story-angle media) to a little history on this day Of his 10 seasons in the majors (Angels...
Via Fox Sports South
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Two-start pitchers for fantasy Week 18

The following 41 pitchers are slated for two starts during Week No. 18 of the fantasy baseball season (July 28-Aug. 3). It should be noted that Atlanta's Ervin Santana will draw a pair of starts against the same team this week (San Diego) -- an incredibly rare feat for Monday-to-Sunday fantasy leagues: Top 10 Picks Cole Hamels, Phillies (@ Mets, @ Nationals) Yu Darvish, Rangers...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
July 28, 2014  |  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
July 24, 2014  |  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
July 23, 2014  |  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
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves open second half with win over Phillies

ATLANTA -- In its first game out of the All-Star break, the Atlanta Braves offense found ways to do what it struggled so often with in the first half of the season: putting runs on the board. In a 6-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field, the Braves capitalized in a number of ways against starter A.J. Burnett, including five two-out RBI. Here are three observations...
Via Fox Sports South
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 4 , Braves 1

The New York Mets (42-49) were looking for the series victory against the Atlanta Braves (49-42) tonight at Citi Field. Dillon Gee, making his first start since May 10th, took the mound for the Mets, as Ervin Santana got the start for Atlanta. What you should know: The Mets got off to an early start again tonight, as they took the lead in the bottom of the first with Lucas Duda driving...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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