JUSTIN UPTON NEWS

Caray: Justin Upton's MVP candidacy; more Braves thoughts

FOXSportsSouth.com checks in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to discuss the latest surrounding the Braves. FOXSPORTSSOUTH.COM: During Thursday's game you mentioned Justin Upton and the National League MVP race. Do you believe he's not getting the attention he deserves? CHIP CARAY: I think that's part of it. I think that we all look at the individual numbers and...
Via Fox Sports South
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds, Braves on different ends of spectrum right now

After struggling for much of the year, Mike Minor turned in one of his better showings last weekend. That's a good sign for the visiting Atlanta Braves, who will try to stay hot Friday night against a Cincinnati Reds team that's quickly dropping out of playoff contention. Minor (5-8, 5.16 ERA) had a 6.97 ERA over an 11-start stretch before stepping up in Sunday's 4-3...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds, Braves on different ends of spectrum right now

After struggling for much of the year, Mike Minor turned in one of his better showings last weekend. That's a good sign for the visiting Atlanta Braves, who will try to stay hot Friday night against a Cincinnati Reds team that's quickly dropping out of playoff contention. Minor (5-8, 5.16 ERA) had a 6.97 ERA over an 11-start stretch before stepping up in Sunday's 4-3...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Friday, Aug 22

In an annoyingly short slate of late games to choose from, somehow my super-stack of Braves set itself somewhat apart. Freddie Freeman, Phil Gosselin, Chris Johnson, and Justin Upton scored 9+ points apiece, and Evan Gattis and B.J. Upton chipped in another 10. Matt Shoemaker was the story, though, pitching a one-hitter against Boston the day after the lost Garrett Richards for 6...
Via Baseball Professor
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves score early and often in 8-0 rout of Reds

After struggling against a good pitcher they were unfamiliar with Wednesday at Pittsburgh, the Braves on Thursday faced a Reds pitcher who had nothing in common with the Pirates’ Gerrit Cole other than being the same age. David Holmberg never stood a chance. The Braves chased the Reds left-hander with a five-run third inning, while Julio Teheran pitched six innings of four-hit...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves thump Reds behind another big inning

So much for the Braves' Great American Ballpark woes. After dropping 18 of the last 25 games at the home of the Reds, Atlanta broke out with a five-run third inning, and backed by a gem from Julio Teheran, cruised to an 8-0 win Thursday. While it has them within striking distance for a wild-card spot, it also kept pace with the surging Nationals, who have won 10 straight -- including...
Via Fox Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves beat Reds 8-0 for 6th win in last 7

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Justin Upton extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a bases-loaded single during Atlanta's decisive third inning, and the Braves extended their offensive resurgence with an 8-0 victory over the fading Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night. Atlanta put it away early, sending 11 batters to the plate in the third for five runs. Jason Heyward got it started with...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves beat Reds 8-0 for 6th win in last 7

CINCINNATI (AP) Justin Upton extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a bases-loaded single during Atlanta's decisive third inning, and the Braves extended their offensive resurgence with an 8-0 victory over the fading Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night. Atlanta put it away early, sending 11 batters to the plate in the third for five runs. Jason Heyward got it started with...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

After near sweep in Pittsburgh, Braves head to Cincy

This team. This team is frustrating. This team is exciting. This team is agonizing. This team slumps. This team surges. This team dominates. Yes, you may have thought these things about the Atlanta Braves throughout the season or even this month alone. You may have even thought these very things in the last week alone. How the Braves are playing now is how the Braves should have...
Via BravesWire
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Price: 'We have to stay together'

While the Atlanta Braves' winning streak just came to an end in embarrassing fashion, they may be able to start a new one Thursday night. Atlanta heads to Cincinnati for the first of four against the slumping Reds, who are in danger of falling completely out of the postseason race. The Braves (66-61) had outscored opponents 33-14 during a five-game run before Wednesday's...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Price: 'We have to stay together'

While the Atlanta Braves' winning streak just came to an end in embarrassing fashion, they may be able to start a new one Thursday night. Atlanta heads to Cincinnati for the first of four against the slumping Reds, who are in danger of falling completely out of the postseason race. The Braves (66-61) had outscored opponents 33-14 during a five-game run before Wednesday's...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves-Reds Preview

While the Atlanta Braves' winning streak just came to an end in embarrassing fashion, they may be able to start a new one Thursday night. Atlanta heads to Cincinnati for the first of four against the slumping Reds, who are in danger of falling completely out of the postseason race. The Braves (66-61) had outscored opponents 33-14 during a five-game run before Wednesday's...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves spoil win streak with late-game miscues, lose to Pirates

The Atlanta Braves are back in the loss column after blowing a 2-0 lead in the final two innings of Wednesday night's game, falling in walk-off fashion to the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 at PNC Park. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak in cruel fashion: the Braves dominated almost the entirety of the game behind another excellent start from young left-hander Alex Wood and...
Via Fox Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates rally to beat Braves 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night. David Carpenter (4-4) took the loss after allowing an unearned run to cross. Jordy Mercer led off with...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves push win streak to 5 with 11-3 rout of Pirates

Two weeks ago the Braves flew home Seattle after a miserable 0-8 road trip that left them two games over .500 and pretty much dead in the water, in the view of many. The Pittsburgh Pirates might have a hard time believing that today. The Braves pounded the skidding Pirates for the second night in a row Tuesday, getting five RBIs from Justin Upton and a strong performance from pitcher...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves plate 11, blast past Pirates

As an encore to Monday's win where the team scored seven runs on 15 hits, the Atlanta Braves followed on Tuesday with 11 runs on 14 hits to take Game 2 of the series in Pittsburgh against the Pirates. Five batters--Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman, Justin Upton, Evan Gattis and B.J. Upton--notched two hits, and every Braves starter, outside pitcher Aaron Harang, crossed the plate...
Via Fox Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves jump on Liriano in 11-3 win over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) Justin Upton smashed his 24th home run of the season to spoil Andrew McCutchen's return as the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-3 on Tuesday night. Upton's three-run homer off Francisco Liriano (3-10) in the third broke things open early. He added a two-run single off reliever Brandon Cumpton in the fifth as the Braves extended Pittsburgh'...
Via AP on Fox
3 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Upton's 2-run HR helps Braves top Lester, A's 4-3

ATLANTA (AP) Justin Upton hit a two-run homer, Chris Johnson also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Jon Lester and the reeling Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday night, ending Lester's seven-game winning streak. The Braves swept the three-game series, leaving the A's with a five-game losing streak, their longest of the season. The A's have lost seven of eight overall...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

UPDATED: Braves Injury Update: Justin Upton exits with strained hamstring

Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton exited Thursday's game against the LA Dodgers in the eighth inning with an apparent leg injury after hitting an RBI double. B.J. Upton came in to pinch run for him at third base. Video here and below. The team announced after the game that Justin has a mild hamstring straing.Justin Upton's batting line is  .281/.358/.505 with 21...
Via MLB Injury News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton leaves game with apparent leg injury

Justin Upton left Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with an apparent injury to his leg. The Atlanta Braves outfielder slid into third base in the bottom of the eighth inning but came up in obvious pain. B.J. Upton was sent in as a pinch runner. Upton is hitting .281/.358/.505 with 21 home runs and 72 RBI.
Via Tireball.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 6, Braves 4: So Long, Atlanta, and Your Awful Tomahawk Chop

There was a moment in the top of the fourth where I really thought it was all going to come crashing down for Roberto Hernandez. He’d survived through the first three innings, though not always smoothly, and then he walked Freddie Freeman, and he walked Justin Upton, and, after getting Chris Johnson to fly out, he’d thrown a wild pitch to allow the runners to advance. He fell...
Via Dodgers Digest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Justin Upton exits

Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton exited Thursday's game against the LA Dodgers in the eighth inning with an apparent leg injury after hitting an RBI double. B.J. Upton came in to pinch run for him at third base. Video and updates to follow as soon as we get them.Justin Upton is hitting .281/.358/.505 with 21 homers and 72 RBI. B.J. Upton remained in the game to play...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves end skid, Uptons set mark

Beginning the weekend against the rival Washington Nationals, the Braves knew that they needed wins to keep pace in the NL East. A sweep could put the division out of reach going into the late days of August. However, the Braves stepped up and took 2 out of 3 from the Nats, placing themselves 3 1/2 games back in the division. After an 0-8 road trip, coming home to Turner Field is...
Via BravesWire
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton nets 500th RBI, 1,000th hit with homer vs. Nats

ATLANTA -- Justin Upton made two memorable milestones even more noteworthy on Sunday night, blasting a solo home run to clinch his 500th career RBI and 1,000th major league hit. With a full count in the fourth inning, the 26-year-old rocketed Gio Gonzalez's full-count delivery into the left-field stands, knotting the Braves and Nationals at 1-all. For those scoring at home,...
Via Fox Sports South
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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