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Mets Outfielder Curtis Granderson Doesn’t Like Smelling Salts At All (GIF)

In the bottom of the fifth in Friday nights Mets game, a 6-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves where they were one hit by the electric combination of Aaron Harang, Luis Avilan and Jordan Walden, Curtis Granderson needed a bit of a wake up call or something to that effect. The Mets trainers decided that using smelling salts was the right way to go to help out Granderson. Based on his reaction...
Via The Daily Stache
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Harang pulled while throwing no-hitter as Braves one-hit the Mets

NEW YORK (AP) -- Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wright's two-out single in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-0 Friday night. As Harang's pitch count increased on a chilly evening, it seemed doubtful manager Fredi Gonzalez would let him go the distance. Harang...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Fans Celebrate David Wright Breaking Up A Braves No-Hit Bid (GIF)

In the bottom of the eighth inning with the Mets four outs away from being no-hit by Aaron Harang and the Braves bullpen, David Wright came to the plate. Facing left handed reliever Luis Avilan, Wright singled to left abd broke it up. Here is how some Mets fans reacted to this momentous occasion. The post Mets Fans Celebrate David Wright Breaking Up A Braves No-Hit Bid (GIF) appeared...
Via The Daily Stache
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – suspended slugfest

While it’s not your Game of the Night from yesterday, last night’s Pirates-Reds game was crazy. The game was suspended due to rain after just six innings, tied at seven. The teams combined for ten homers, and slugged an ungodly .943 – the record is .952. Perhaps the crazier thing is that five offensive starters somehow didn’t collect a hit on the evening. The Pirates also...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – suspended slugfest

While it’s not your Game of the Night from yesterday, last night’s Pirates-Reds game was crazy. The game was suspended due to rain after just six innings, tied at seven. The teams combined for ten homers, and slugged an ungodly .943 – the record is .952. Perhaps the crazier thing is that five offensive starters somehow didn’t collect a hit on the evening. The Pirates also...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Luis Avilan pulls hamstring; Cory Gearrin opts for Tommy John surgery

The beleaguered Atlanta Braves pitching staff took another hit last night when top setup man Luis Avilan left the Mets game with a left hamstring cramp, reports David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Avilan was trying to avoid a broken bat in the seventh inning and came up grabbing his left hamstring. He attempted a warm-up pitch and stopped, walking off the field...
Via Sports Injury Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Setup Men for Holds Leagues: Luis Avilan & David Carpenter

Luis Avilan & David Carpenter With the best current closer in the game, Craig Kimbrel, manning the back of the Atlanta Braves bullpen, the complementary pieces that bridge the starting pitcher’s win to Kimbrel’s seemingly inevitable save are worth a look. Jonny Venters is returning from injury and he will join a pair of relievers that held the [...]
Via RotoBaller
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves lost O’Flaherty, still have powerful ‘pen

On the January day when Eric O’Flaherty signed with Oakland and officially became an ex-Brave, the superb lefty reliever told me how difficult it would be to leave behind all the Atlanta teammates and coaches he’d become close to. The ever-modest “O” said they’d do just fine without him, making it sound like he’d miss the Braves more than they’d miss him. Which was...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Three burning questions for Braves bullpen

As far as bullpens go, the Braves could hang with any team in baseball last season. Of the 10 teams to make the playoffs, only the Red Sox and Athletics posted a higher bullpen wins above replacement (WAR), and given Atlanta's particular success at the tail end of games -- thanks in large part to the sport's best reliever/closer in Craig Kimbrel and one of 2013's top...
Via Fox Sports South
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nasty boys - The best relief pitcher stuff of 2013

Last year I had this idea that if you added together the value given the pitches a pitcher throws you could rate the pitchers nearly as accurately as other measurements such as WAR, ERA+ and FIP. The results do not match up perfectly, but they are close in most cases. After all, if you throw consistently nasty stuff over the course of a season, the results you obtain with those pitches...
Via The Flagrant Fan
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor leads Braves past Dodgers 4-3, series tied

Mike Minor slammed his fist into his glove after getting out of a jam with a strikeout. Luis Avilan pumped his arm wildly after escaping another mess with a huge double play. Andrelton Simmons hollered after a neat tag in the ninth. The Braves were fired up for this one, with good reason. Atlanta got the win it had to have before heading to Los Angeles. Minor pitched six strong...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves beat Dodgers to even series

Mike Minor slammed his fist into his glove after getting out of a jam with a strikeout. Luis Avilan pumped his arm wildly after escaping another mess with a huge double play. Andrelton Simmons hollered after a neat tag in the ninth. The Braves were fired up for this one, with good reason. Atlanta got the win it had to have before heading to Los Angeles. Minor pitched six strong...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers' rally falls short to Braves, series tied

ATLANTA (AP) -- Mike Minor slammed his fist into his glove after getting out of a jam with a strikeout. Luis Avilan pumped his arm wildly after escaping another mess with a huge double play. The Braves were fired up for this one, with good reason. Atlanta got the win it had to have before heading to Los Angeles. Minor pitched six strong innings, Jason Heyward had a two-run...
Via Fox Sports West
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NLDS Rosters

Pitchers: Kris Medlen, Mike Minor, Julio Teheran. Luis Avilan, Luis Ayala, David Carpenter, Freddy Garcia, David Hale, Craig Kimbrel, Jordan Walden, Alex Wood Catchers: Brian McCann, Gerald Laird, Evan Gattis Infielders: Freddie Freeman, Elliot Johnson, Andrelton Simmons, Chris Johnson, Paul Janish Outfielders: Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton, Justin Upton, Reed Johnson, Jordan Schafer...
Via Love My Bravos
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Navarro stamps HR into van window

Chicago Cubs catcher Dioner Navarro figured out an easy way to make a delivery through the post office at Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon. In the bottom of the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves, Navarro hit a Luis Avilan pitch over the left-field bleachers and onto Waveland Ave. for a game-tying homer. Now we don't know where the home run landed, but Twitter posts...
Via Fox Sports
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest - our first elimination

Ladies and gentlemen, our first team has been eliminated from playoff contention: it's the Houston Astros, of course. You know what that means: the end of season post-mortem series and hope for the hopeless series will be back today! WOOOOHOOO! PIC OF THE DAY Marlon Byrd celebrates his first homer as a Pirate (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports) Game of the Night...
Via The Outside Corner
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Nats' Harper scratched from lineup

Bryce Harper is out of the Nationals' lineup against the Braves due to a bruised triceps. Manager Davey Johnson said Harper was bruised when hit by two pitches in Friday night's game. Harper couldn't get loose when he tried to hit in the cage before Saturday night's game. Denard Span replaced Harper as the leadoff hitter and centerfielder. Harper was hit by pitches...
Via Fox Sports
August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

J. Upton’s 10th-inning homer gives Braves a 3-2 win over Nats

Braves pitchers have throttled Washington hitters for nearly a calendar year now an impressive run that continued unabated Friday when rising rookie Alex Wood faced the Nationals for the first time. But after the left-hander allowed only five hits and one run with nine strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings things got real interesting in the series opener at Turner Field which ended when Justin...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: MLB's Hottest Team!

I'm leaving the pink.  I like it.  This article was sent to us by:Hmmm...Davey getting more respect than Fredi as one of the best managers in the NL. SERIOUSLY BA. Get real.— Kris L. (@ttiger2004) August 6, 2013Be sure to check out her site as well:  My Take On Sports-From a Female's Point of ViewYes, I am being a homer if that is what you want to call me when it comes...
Via Sports Brothers Report
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves down Phils, win 9th straight

Dan Uggla had a tiebreaking RBI grounder in the 12th, the Atlanta bullpen pitched 5 2-3 scoreless innings and the Braves beat the slumping Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Saturday night for their ninth straight win. Luis Avilan (4-0) pitched a scoreless 11th inning to earn the win and Craig Kimbrel got the last three outs for his 33rd save as the Braves won for the 11th time in 13...
Via Fox Sports
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves win 7th straight, hope to take momentum on road

While Shelby Miller of the Cardinals has been the talk of the NL Rookie of the Year race, Julio Teheran is asking voters to give him a chance. In the last 7 games, the Braves have put on a show for all of baseball. With their offense, defense and pitching firing on all cylinders, the Braves have been ridiculously good. In the 7 games of the home stand, they outscored opponents 51...
Via BravesWire
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves win 7th straight, hope to take momentum on road

While Shelby Miller of the Cardinals has been the talk of the NL Rookie of the Year race, Julio Teheran is asking voters to give him a chance. In the last 7 games, the Braves have put on a show for all of baseball. With their offense, defense and pitching firing on all cylinders, the Braves have been ridiculously good. In the 7 games of the home stand, they outscored opponents 51...
Via BravesWire
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves win 7th straight, hope to take momentum on road

While Shelby Miller of the Cardinals has been the talk of the NL Rookie of the Year race, Julio Teheran is asking voters to give him a chance. In the last 7 games, the Braves have put on a show for all of baseball. With their offense, defense and pitching firing on all cylinders, the Braves have been ridiculously good. In the 7 games of the home stand, they outscored opponents 51...
Via BravesWire
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves win 7th straight, hope to take momentum on road

While Shelby Miller of the Cardinals has been the talk of the NL Rookie of the Year race, Julio Teheran is asking voters to give him a chance. In the last 7 games, the Braves have put on a show for all of baseball. With their offense, defense and pitching firing on all cylinders, the Braves have been ridiculously good. In the 7 games of the home stand, they outscored opponents 51...
Via BravesWire
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves win 7th straight, hope to take momentum on road

While Shelby Miller of the Cardinals has been the talk of the NL Rookie of the Year race, Julio Teheran is asking voters to give him a chance. In the last 7 games, the Braves have put on a show for all of baseball. With their offense, defense and pitching firing on all cylinders, the Braves have been ridiculously good. In the 7 games of the home stand, they outscored opponents 51...
Via BravesWire
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

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