Three Cuts: Braves belt three homers in Wrigley rout of Cubs

Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 11-6 win over the Cubs on Saturday -- a wind-aided victory that, at least early on, had the makings of the 1979 classic at Wrigley Field, when Chicago and Philadelphia combined for a staggering 45 runs and 50 hits. 1. The late, great Earl Weaver would have reveled in the Braves' homer-happy approach to victory How crazy was...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

MLB Mid-Season GoldenEye Awards

GoldenEye 007, the video game based loosely on the James Bond movie of essentially the same name, was released on the Nintendo 64 in 1997, but the cultural relevance lives on. This month several teams signed players born in 1998. In a few years, we will enter the post-GoldenEye age where contributing members of society were not even alive when the N64 was in its heyday and James...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton takes 3rd in NL fans' vote for All-Star Game

ATLANTA -- The Braves fell short of adding a fourth player to the All-Star team on Thursday, as Justin Upton didn't get enough fan votes to earn the final spot on the National League roster. That distinction goes to Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who along with White Sox pitcher Chris Sale (American League selection), will represent the city of Chicago in Tuesday's All...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

For One Game, The Mets Played Baseball Like It Oughta Be

The bottom line is, the Mets beat the Braves, by a score of 4-1. It was a milestone win, number 4,001 in franchise history. It was a third straight victory over Atlanta – a notable achievement in and of itself — and it earned the Mets their first four-game winning streak since last July. Fans have been beaten down so much that these modest accomplishments seem momentous: we...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Even The Lord Wants Justin Upton On The All-Star Team

Justin Upton has full backing from this church sign for him making the 2014 MLB All-Star team.
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Kate Upton throws support behind Justin Upton in All-Star Game #FinalVote (pics)

Since her beau, Detroit Tigers pitcher — and casual cleavage-ogler — Justin Verlander, won’t be at Target Field as a member of the American League roster for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game and will have plenty of time to hang out with her during his midseason break, Kate Upton has turned her attention to another […] The post Kate Upton throws support behind Justin Upton in All...
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Big League Chew

As part of the push to get Justin Upton chosen as the Final Vote All Star this year, he sat down to do a Twitter Q&A for a few minutes yesterday afternoon. Here are the questions and answers, before they get buried in the Braves Twitter feed. :) Ready to answer your questions - let's go! #AskJUp pic.twitter.com/RezNfdXFT2 — #VoteJUp (@Braves) July 9, 2014 Who's your...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton receives All-Star vote push from Kate Upton

The final roster spot for both leagues in the 2014 All-Star Game will be awarded Thursday after several days of fan voting.In the National League, it appears Justin Upton received a huge boost in support when actress/model Kate Upton urged her baseball-loving Twitter followers to "keep it in the family" and vote to send Upton the ASG."Everyone go and vote for @JUP_8TL...
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The Lovely Kate Upton Campaigns to Help Her Fellow 'Upton' Win MLB All-Star #FinalVote

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander may not be a very lucky guy on the mound these days, but off the mound he is one lucky dude. Why? Easy--he is dating the lovely Kate Upton. With the All-Star Game fast approaching it looks like he is going to get a chance to get a chance to spend a little more time with her.In the meantime, she is using her 'talents' to help another...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Command Performance: DeGrom Brings His Best To Mets Rotation

The Mets came out firing on all cylinders on Tuesday night at Citi Field, as they scored five runs in the first three innings to quickly go up on the Braves 5-0, behind a hitting attack lead by the surging Curtis Granderson, who launched his 14th dinger on the season in the first inning. On a night that put them in the history books, the Mets defeated the Braves 8-3 and earned the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves sending 3 to ASG, J-Up part of final vote

The Braves learned Sunday that Freddie Freeman, Julio Teheran and Craig Kimbrel would represent the team at the upcoming All Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota. They, like the rest of us, were also thrilled that Justin Upton is one of 5 players vying for the final roster spot. The Final Vote closes at 4 p.m. (ET) on Thursday. Justin Upton is one of 5 vying for a final roster...
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2014 Braves All-Stars!

Our very own @Julio_Teheran is headed to the 2014 All-Star game! Congrats Julio! pic.twitter.com/q9B5W5uwWI — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 6, 2014 Get this: Teheran is OFFICIALLY a replacement. Samardzjialphabet was an Cubs All-Star before he got traded to the American League yesterday. Now he's ineligible to play, so Teheran took his spot on the roster. This is stupid...
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Braves place 3 on NL All-Star team; Upton in NL Final Vote

ATLANTA -- Three members of the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves landed on the 2014 National League All-Star roster, according to an announcement made by Major League Baseball Sunday night. Starting pitcher Julio Teheran, closer Craig Kimbrel and first baseman Freddie Freeman have all been named to the NL team. The game will be played on Tuesday, July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis...
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Braves place 3 on NL All-Star team

ATLANTA -- Three members of the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves landed on the 2014 National League All-Star roster, according to an announcement made by Major League Baseball Sunday night. Starting pitcher Julio Teheran, closer Craig Kimbrel and first baseman Freddie Freeman have all been named to the NL team. The game will be played on Tuesday, July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves batter Bolsinger, D-backs for 9th straight win

ATLANTA -- Andrelton Simmons drove in four runs, Aaron Harang won his third straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-4 Saturday for their season-high ninth straight victory. Justin Upton added a two-run homer and a third RBI for the Braves, who have won 11 of 12 and are 11 games over .500 for the first time this season. Harang (8-6) has a 3.00 ERA over...
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7 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...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves drop Mets for sweep, seventh straight win

ATLANTA -- In a stretch tailor-made for the Braves to go into the All-Star break with momentum -- and the National League East lead -- on their side, they continued to take advantage. Behind another strong start from Julio Teheran and timely hitting, Atlanta beat the Mets 3-1 to win their seventh straight and hold serve with the Nationals, who won their fifth in a row, beating the...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten Games Under .500, Nine Games Back

After last night’s 5-4 loss to the Braves, the Mets are now 10 games under .500 for the first time this season and a season-high nine games out of first place. Terry Collins‘ plan is to attack the next eight games which includes five more against first place Atlanta. “So the idea is to go out and win four of the next five. You’ve just got to hang in there. We can’t tuck...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Four-run 8th lifts Braves past Mets for 5th straight win

As encouraged as the Braves were in winning six of seven games against last-place teams to complete an 8-3 road trip Sunday, it couldn’t be overlooked that they hit just .211 in the last nine games of that trip. And while they fattened up their road record with that 6-1 tear through Houston and Philadelphia, the Braves still needed to figure some things out at Turner Field, where...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

E1,E2,E3,E4. . .You Get The Picture

It was all fun and dandy until the bottom of the eighth. The Mets committed three errors in the eighth inning. What was a two-run lead turned into a 5-3 loss to the Braves. Jeurys Familia came in to set up after a solid start from Zack Wheeler, minus the five walks. With a 3-1 lead, Familia gave up back-to-back singles to Justin Upton and Jason Heyward. Then Chris Johnson hit...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves stage comeback win against struggling Mets

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves capitalized when the worst version of the New York Mets reared its ugly head during the eighth inning of Monday's NL East meeting, walking away with a come-from-behind 5-3 win. The Mets held the lead from the very first at-bat of the game until that decisive and error-ridden late-game stretch of play, and the Braves -- along with their slight lead...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Hits: Braves complete sweep of Phillies to cap road trip

The Braves turned back the clock to the days of Hank Aaron and Milwaukee across their chests in completing a four-game sweep of the Phillies. Sunday's 3-2 victory marked the first time the franchise had won a set that long in Philadelphia since Sept. 24-27, 1964. This one came courtesy of another strong outing from B.J. Upton at leadoff -- punctuated by a two-run triple -- and...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Astros get to erratic Minor, deny Braves sweep

With manager Fredi Gonzalez's oft-discussed goal of simply winning series, the Braves can leave Houston feeling victorious. But amid a closing stretch before the All-Star Break that includes 17 more games vs. teams in last or next-to-last in their division, Thursday's 6-1 loss to the Astros cost Atlanta its first three-game winning streak in more than a month. Here are three...
Via Fox Sports South
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Braves face pivotal stretch heading into All-Star break

It's been a pretty lousy first half of the season for the Braves offense. This is not up for debate -- Atlanta simply has not scored as many runs as its overall talent suggests it should, and the results have left them grasping for answers while trailing the Nationals in the NL East. With Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman, Justin Upton and Evan Gattis threatening at the top of the...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Uptons tie MLB record as Braves take down Astros

The Atlanta Braves' outfield duo of brothers Justin and B.J. Upton provided the lion's share of the offensive production to go along with a bit of MLB history in a 3-2 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. The Upton brothers' home runs handed veteran starter Aaron Harang and his bullpen the one-run lead they needed to get the three-game series off to a positive...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss
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