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World Series Odds: Angels remain baseball betting favorite in mid-September

The Los Angeles Angels are 16-3 SU over their last 19 games and 10-1 SU over their last 11 games, widening their lead in the AL West to 10 games in the process. The Angels are a 5/1 favorite to win the World Series and will look to stay hot this week hosting the Seattle Mariners in a four-game series starting on Monday. In the series opener on Monday night, Matt Shoemaker and the...
Via OddsShark
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves Tickets 38% Below Average For Series vs Nationals

Ervin Santana Atlanta Braves – Photo Credit – LWYang After losing three consecutive games over the weekend to the worst team in baseball in the Texas Rangers, the Washington Nationals head to Atlanta to play the Atlanta Braves for three games at Turner Field. Following this week’s series with the Nationals, the Braves schedule will host final regular season home stands against...
Via Hot Stove MLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Look To Clinch NL East In Atlanta

The fate of the National League East could be reduced to one series as the Washington Nationals (85-63) take on the Atlanta Braves (75-74) for the final time this season. The Nationals lead the division by 10.5 games and have a magic number of four, but against their second-place opponent the Nats would need to win just two of three games of this series to clinch the East. The Braves...
Via The Nats Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves comeback falls short, drop series to Nationals

For the first time since September 2013, the Atlanta Braves lost a series to the Washington Nationals, and it couldn't have come at a worse time. Stuck in a logjam in the National League wildcard race, the Braves needed to string together a couple good outings in Washington to try and gain some ground. Instead, with two straight losses at Nationals Park, their backs are against...
Via Fox Sports South
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats Take Series From Braves

The Nationals scored four runs in the first inning on their way to a 6-4 win over the Braves on Tuesday night. Washington now leads the National League East by nine full games and with a league best record of 82-61, the Nats magic number is reduced to ten. The nine game lead is the largest in franchise history, since the club relocated from Montreal in 2005. #KeepTheLineMoving pic...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Zimmerman takes batting practice on field (Video)

A few hours before the Washington Nationals began taking batting practice off of Ervin Santana (7 hits, 5-0 game entering the third inning), Ryan Zimmerman took batting practice on field with his mates for the first time since blowing out his hammy. "Running is the biggest thing. I don’t want to downplay hitting and throwing, because it’s my back leg, and a lot of that...
Via Nationals Enquirer
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats, Braves Face Off In Fight For NL East

The rivals meet again. For the last time at Nationals Park and the second-to-last time this season, the Washington Nationals (80-61) and the Atlanta Braves (74-69) will fight for the NL East. The Nationals have a comfortable seven-game lead on the division, but a strong showing from the Braves could make the Nats sweat down the stretch. The Braves currently lead the season series...
Via The Nats Blog
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ervin Santana explains the meaning of #SmellBaseball

"To smell baseball is to love baseball." With those words, Braves pitcher Ervin Santana, who often ends his tweets with the hashtag #SmellBaseball, begins his explaination, in great detail, for why he has a deep love of the national pastime in this hypnotizing video.
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves start awful lineup, win 7-4 over Phils

Ervin Santana was more hittable than he has been for most of 2014 on Wednesday afternoon. Santana allowed four runs in six innings and the only way the Braves would be able to win was if the bullpen and offense picked up Santana. In a completely unexpected turn of events thats exactly what happened as the Braves scored seven runs and the bullpen threw three shutout innings in a 7...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 139: Phillies at Braves

Philadelphia Phillies (64-74) vs. Atlanta Braves (72-67) Starting Pitchers: PHI: David Buchanan (6-7, 4.03 ERA) vs. ATL: Ervin Santana (13-7, 3.53 ERA) Time: 12:10 ET, Turner Field TV: CSN Weather: 81, partly cloudy, humid Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Today:   The Phillies are looking for a sweep of Atlanta and are going with a lefty-heavy lineup today. Lineup...
Via Phillies Nation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

2nd Half Fantasy Baseball - Top 100

With just 28 days left in the MLB regular season, fantasy baseball is quickly coming to an end.  Since the 2nd half started on July 18th, no team has been better than the Baltimore Orioles who own a 27-14 record, no hitter has been better than Victor Martinez and no pitcher has been better than Madison Bumgarner.#454355446 / gettyimages.comEven with the loss of Manny Machado...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

More heroics from Upton as Braves down Marlins

When starting pitcher Ervin Santana walked the bases loaded in the first inning, things didn't seem like they were going to go well for the Atlanta Braves. But Santana got out of that opening frame unscathed, and calmed down to hurl a good six innings of one-run baseball. The game was won in the later innings, however, long after Santana had exited. Justin Upton led the way...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins-Braves Preview

Time is running out on the Miami Marlins' slim wild-card chances, but hope isn't completely lost with six of their next nine games against the playoff- hopeful Atlanta Braves. The problem for the Marlins entering Friday night's series opener is their top two hitters are scuffling and have struggled mightily against Ervin Santana, who also happens to have won his last...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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
25 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
26 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
26 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
August 18, 2014  |  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
August 18, 2014  |  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
August 14, 2014  |  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
August 14, 2014  |  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
August 13, 2014  |  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
August 13, 2014  |  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
August 13, 2014  |  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
August 11, 2014  |  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
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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