J-Up homers to tie, then singles for Braves walk-off win over Nats

Their offense has been the Braves’ primary weakness for the early part of the season, but it was shaky pitching and defense that threatened to do them in Friday night when they blew two leads against the Nationals. Fortunately for the Braves, Justin Upton’s bat has heated up quickly. Upton’s third home run in two nights was a tying solo shot to straightaway center in the eighth...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats' Jayson Werth (groin) leaves game

Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth did not come out for the bottom of the 10th inning in last night's loss to the Atlanta Braves. Werth was replaced in right field by Bryce Harper, who misjudged or misplayed Justin Upton's two-out bloop single, allowing pinch runner Jordan Schafer to score the winning run from first base. The team's official site tweeted...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Justin Upton leads Braves to 7-6 victory over Nats with walk-off single

With two outs, Justin Upton‘s blooper to right field was enough for Jordan Schafer, who was stealing on the play, to reach home plate all the way from first, providing the Atlanta Braves the 7-6 walk-off win over the Washington Nationals.
Via The MLB Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton blooper wins it in the 10th inning for the Braves

With Jordan Schafer on first base pinch running for Chris Johnson, Justin Upton hit a bloop single to shallow right field.
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Upton lifts Braves past Nats 7-6 in 10 innings

ATLANTA (AP) Jordan Schafer scored from first base on Justin Upton's bloop single to right field with two outs in the 10th inning, giving the Atlanta Braves a 7-6 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Red Sox John Lackey makes slick glove toss play to thwart bunt attempt

PFP, as it’s known around camps in the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues is “Pitchers Fielding Practice”.  Usually spring is the primary time pitchers get to work on their fielding, since during the season they focus so much on pitching approaches.  John Lackey appears to have aced the coursework and is ready for the regular season.  Watch as he demonstrates his fielding prowess...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey Displays Some Nifty Glove Work Against Atlanta Braves (Video)

The highlight of John Lackey’s start against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday actually was his nifty glove work. Lackey, who gave up five runs on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings, made a sensational play in the third inning to squash Jordan Schafer’s bid for a bunt single. Schafer dropped down a bunt with one out that squired past the mound and toward second base. Lackey chased after...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Bullpen, bench key elements to Braves' season

The bench is often out of sight and out of mind when discussing a team's offseason moves, but a smartly-constructed unit and a quality farm system can pay off over the course of a 162-game schedule. The Atlanta Braves found that out last season, when every position player not named Chris Johnson hit the disabled list at one point or another. Starters can struggle from time to...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves could face arbitration hearings with 4 players

The Braves' front office could attend MLB's arbitration hearings for the first time since 2001 after reportedly failing to reach agreements with four of their seven arbitration-eligible players by Friday's 1 p.m. deadline. Though the club did avoid arbitration with starting pitcher Kris Medlen, third baseman Chris Johnson and outfielder Jordan Schafer, four of the team...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves' Jordan Schafer scratched with quad injury

The Atlanta Braves scratched Jordan Schafer from yesterday's lineup as the outfielder was recovering from a quad injury suffered during Tuesday's contest, according to Eric Single of Schafer didn't start Tuesday's game, as he was held out of the starting lineup to give his ailing back a break. Manager Fredi Gonzalez considered the outfielder healthy...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Schafer scratched from Braves lineup

Jordan Schafer has been removed from the Braves' lineup against the Mets due to a left quadriceps contusion. B.J. Upton has replaced Schafer in Wednesday's lineup and will hit leadoff and play center field. Schafer fouled a ball off his left leg in his pinch-hit appearance in Tuesday night's 3-1 win over New York. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is resting shortstop Andrelton...
Via Fox Sports
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves' Jordan Schafer day to day with back injury

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer had his impressive Monday cut short due to a back injury. The former top prospect exited the contest during the seventh inning after experiencing discomfort in his lower back, though he told reporters -- including Mark Bowman of -- after the game that he's confident he'll be able to play today. During the at-bat which ultimately...
Via MLB Injury News
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Freeman's HR, 5 RBIs power Braves past Mets 13-5

Freddie Freeman homered, doubled and tied a career high with five RBIs, powering the Atlanta Braves past the New York Mets 13-5 on Monday. Freeman put the Braves ahead with a two-run double off Daisuke Matsuzaka in the first inning. Freeman made it 6-1 with a three-run homer a dozen rows deep into the right-field seats in the second. Jordan Schafer got four hits and stole three...
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September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves maul Mets, drop magic number to 12

ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 13-5 rout of the Mets on Labor Day, aside from it still pays for thirtysomething adults to bring their gloves to ballgames. (A pair of leather-toting Braves fans caught foul balls behind home plate.) 1. It was a day of seasonal bests for Jordan Schafer and Freddie Freeman In the lead-off spot, Schafer tallied one...
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September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Freeman powers Braves' past Marlins

ATLANTA The Atlanta Braves continued their winning ways at home with a 2-1 win in a pitching duel that included two rookies and six relievers. Here are three observations from Atlanta's MLB-leading 82nd win of the season: 1. The Fernandez-Teheran was an odd pitching duel that still produced the expected results When Jordan Schafer stepped into the box for the first time Friday...
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August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Freeman powers Braves' past Marlins

ATLANTA The Atlanta Braves continued their winning ways at home with a 2-1 win in a pitching duel that included two rookies and six relievers. Here are three observations from Atlanta's MLB-leading 82nd win of the season: 1. The Fernandez-Teheran was an odd pitching duel that still produced the expected results When Jordan Schafer stepped into the box for the first time Friday...
Via Fox Sports South
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Jordan Schafer Has Taken Over

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer has taken over in the Braves starting outfield.  Schafer can no longer be cast aside ’cause other players are making big money.  In reality, Schafer is the one playing like a big-time free agent. Wednesday night Schafer went 3 for 4, with two RBIs, a run scored, a walk and two stolen bases, in the Braves 3-2 win over the Indians.  He...
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August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Johnson delivers first walk-off hit to top Tribe

ATLANTA -- Chris Johnson's mindset was simple. "You go up there thinking, 'Alright, you want me, you got me,'" he said. The Indians' Joe Smith walked All-Star Freddie Freeman with one on, two outs and the score tied 2-2 in the bottom of the ninth Wednesday at Turner Field to get to Johnson. Hitless in his first four plate appearances, Johnson was down...
Via Fox Sports South
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves fall to Cards to open tough stretch

With just seven games remaining against teams with records of .500 or better, the consensus has been the Braves had the easiest remaining schedule of any contender. But now the National League East leaders are in the midst of those games vs. winning teams -- which come in consecutive fashion -- and it got off to a rough start as they fell to the Cardinals for the first time this...
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Jordan Schafer Expected Back Saturday Night

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer will be activated before Saturday night’s game, according to Dave O’Brien of the AJC. Schafer, who has been out with a stress fracture in his right ankle, has been rehabbing at Triple-A Gwinnett.  Schafer was only 2 of 32 in 8 rehab games at Gwinnett, so his timing still has not returned, even though he is ready to play physically. ...
Via Atlanta Bullpen
August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves activate Jordan Schafer, option Jose Constanza

The Atlanta Braves activated outfielder Jordan Schafer from the disabled list on Saturday. Schafer, 26, had been dealing with a stress fracture in his right foot. Thx everyone for the welcome back tweets. It is greatly appreciated — Jordan Schafer (@JordanSchafer) August 10, 2013   To make room for Schafer the Braves optioned Jose Constanza to Triple-A Gwinnett. Schafer is hitting...
August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves' Jordan Schafer will rehab Saturday; B.J. Upton already started

B.J. Upton and Jordan Schafer are moving closer to being activated from the disabled list according to Mark Bowman and Eric Single of Upton, who has been sidelined since June 12 with a strained right adductor muscle, began a Minor League rehab stint with Gwinnett Wednesday evening. He is scheduled to play at least three games and could be activated as early as Saturday...
Via MLB Injury News
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

B.J. Upton and Jordan Schafer to begin rehab assignments

getty images The Atlanta Braves are hopeful to have two of their outfielders back next week. B.J. Upton and Jordan Schafer are both set to begin rehab assignments at Triple-A Gwinnett. Upton will begin his assignee on Wednesday while Schafer will wait until Saturday. The Braves have been without Upton since he went on the DL with a strained right abductor muscle on July 12. Schafer...
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Freddie Freeman makes crazy catch on foul ball

Freddie Freeman is having a terrific season for the Atlanta Braves. On Sunday night Freeman made a ridiculous catch on a foul ball headed towards the Braves dugout. Typically when your teammate is approaching the dugout players are known to provide assistance, not in this case. Seems to me that a little kangaroo court will be in session for Alex Wood and Jordan Schafer, and considering...
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves' Jordan Schafer & B.J. Upton test out ailing legs

Outfielders B.J. Upton and Jordan Schafer both felt comfortable enough to take the field before Friday's game and test out their respective leg injuries. BJ and Schafer both did some running on the field today, felt good. Schafer's first running on full body wt. Had run in pool — David O'Brien (@ajcbraves) July 26, 2013 While Schafer is still a few weeks away...
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July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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