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Braves skid through San Diego & Seattle

If there are two teams in baseball that can truly understand what the Atlanta Braves are going through, the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners can. The Padres have struggled their way through the 2014 season with terrible hitting. They are dead last in runs scored (363). As a team, they have the lowest batting average in either league (.225). At the trade deadline, the Padres...
Via BravesWire
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tommy La Stella is the second baseman the Braves deserve

For much of the 2014 season, the Braves' offensive and defensive production from second base has been nothing short of awful. It was believed that Dan Uggla would turn things around on both sides of the ball after a historically terrible season in 2013, but after Uggla started the season off with a .168 average with two home runs, 10 runs batted in, and 37 strikeouts in 119 at...
Via The Sports Post
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Call Up Top 2B Tommy LaStella

According to many different sources, the Braves have indeed called up second-baseman Tommy LaStella to the big league club.  So far this season, the Braves have had a platoon at second-base with Dan Uggla, Ramiro Pena, and Tyler Pastornicky.  Those 3 players have combined for a mere .165 batting average and only 4 home-runs this season.  The Braves knew before the season that...
Via TopSportsReport
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons leaves game with ankle inflammation

getty images Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons left Tuesday’s game with an ankle inflammation. Dan Uggla entered the game at second while Ramiro Pena moved to shortstop. Expect the Braves to list Simmons as day-to-day going forward. SS Andrelton Simmons left tonight's game with right ankle inflammation. He is day-to-day. — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 28, 2014 On...
Via Tireball.com
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves take charge of Rockies in Atlanta

After losing the series at Turner Field, the Colorado Rockies (27-23) now sit a season-worst five games back to the Giants in the Nation League West. The Philadelphia Phillies (21-26) welcome in the Rockies at Citizens Bank Park for a three-game series starting today. Jhoulys Chacin (0-3) is on the mound opposite of Kyle Kendrick (0-5), first pitch is at 3:05 p.m. The Rockies kicked...
Via Mile High Sports
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson: 'One of my demons'

Chris Johnson was taken out of the Atlanta Braves' game Friday night -- by his own manager. The veteran third baseman threw a tantrum in the tunnel to the Braves' clubhouse following a second-inning strikeout, leading manager Fredi Gonzalez to remove him for Ramiro Pena in the top of the third against the Colorado Rockies. Atlanta went on to beat the Rockies 3-2, and afterward...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Gonzalez plans to talk with Uggla about changing role

Dan Uggla was out of the Braves lineup for the fifth time in the past 10 games Friday night, a pattern that is becoming familiar for the struggling veteran. Ramiro Pena was starting at second base against Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel. Uggla’s past two starts have come against left-handers, Tyler Lyons of the Cardinals and Madison Bumgarner of the Giants. Braves manager Fredi...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves unlikely to release Dan Uggla

Mark Bowman reports that the Atlanta Braves "have moved away from the thought of releasing [Dan] Uggla" for financial reasons. Uggla is owed approximately $24M through next year.By dbking via Wikimedia CommonsWhere the Braves and 34 year old veteran go from here is open for debate, but the positive side is putting in new, and hopefully better, talent in his place.Bowman...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves fall to Cardinals for seventh straight loss

ATLANTA -- The losing streak is up to seven games. With a 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night, the Atlanta Braves extended their worst skid since May 2012 and threatened to give up the first-place position in the National League East. Here are three observations from the game: 1. Fredi Gonzalez's new lineup format showed promise, but fell short of a breakthrough...
Via Fox Sports South
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Carpenter, Bourjos help Cardinals drop Braves 4-3

ATLANTA -- Matt Carpenter's two-run double in the fifth inning helped carry the St. Louis Cardinals past the slumping Atlanta Braves, who shook up their lineup but still lost their seventh in a row, 4-3 Monday night. Desperate for more offense, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez batted pitcher Aaron Harang eighth and put second baseman Ramiro Pena in the ninth spot. Pena had two hits...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Fernandez fakes out Tyler Pastornicky, gets out at home

Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez looked like a savvy veteran when he got out of a jam in the third inning against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. With two out and runners on second and third, Braves third baseman Ramiro Pena hit a slow roller down the third base line. Fernandez was the only […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Justin Upton gives Braves wild win over Nationals

ATLANTA -- Oddities? Those were in surplus. There was the Nationals' Nate McLouth lining a single off second base umpire Angel Hernandez's ankle; the Braves' Dan Uggla being called for obstruction in colliding with Denard Span on his RBI single a batter later; Washington's Adam LaRoche -- who with 10 steals in 1,348 games isn't known for his speed -- trying to...
Via Fox Sports South
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

You Mad, Bro? “EY Jr. Runs Wild In Atlanta”

From SB Nation’s “Talking Chop” Blog: “What in the actual **** was that Doumit?” “That’s what he calls playing catcher” “That may have been the worst throw I have ever seen.” “BJ to the Mets for Bobby Bonilla!” “The run by Eric Young, Jr shouldn’t count. Isn’t it an unspoken rule that is you break a pitcher for the year you get automatic outs for like...
Via The Daily Stache
April 11, 2014  |  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...
Via Fox Sports South
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Burning Questions: Second Base

On the heels of a 96-win campaign and National League East title last season, there aren't a surplus of question marks surrounding the 2014 Atlanta Braves, a group that's loaded with bankable pitchers and hitters. There are, however, some areas to shore up at second base -- ranging from the incumbent starter's long-term viability ... to the developmental timelines of...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Burning Questions: Second Base

On the heels of a 96-win campaign and National League East title last season, there aren't a surplus of question marks surrounding the 2014 Atlanta Braves, a group that's loaded with bankable pitchers and hitters. There are, however, some areas to shore up at second base -- ranging from the incumbent starter's long-term viability ... to the developmental timelines of...
Via Fox Sports South
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Burning Questions: Second Base

On the heels of a 96-win campaign and National League East title last season, there aren't a surplus of question marks surrounding the 2014 Atlanta Braves, a group that's loaded with bankable pitchers and hitters. There are, however, some areas to shore up at second base -- ranging from the incumbent starter's long-term viability ... to the developmental timelines of...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Burning Questions: Second Base

On the heels of a 96-win campaign and National League East title last season, there aren't a surplus of question marks surrounding the 2014 Atlanta Braves, a group that's loaded with bankable pitchers and hitters. There are, however, some areas to shore up at second base -- ranging from the incumbent starter's long-term viability ... to the developmental timelines of...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves sign Pena to one-year deal; non-tender 3 players

The Atlanta Braves' offseason pressed forward with the re-signing of infielder Ramiro Pena and the non-tender of three contributors to last season's National League East champions: Paul Janish, Elliot Johnson and Christhian Martinez. All three players are now unrestricted free agents. Pena played well after signing as a free agent last season before suffering a torn labrum...
Via Fox Sports South
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

The Ex-Yankees 2013 Playoffs team

(If Texas squeaks in, add Lance Berkman to the mix.)  1b Jason Giambi, Cleveland2b  (nobody)ss Ramiro Pena, Atlanta3b  (nobody)c Russell Martin, Pittsburgh lf Jose Tabata, Pittsburgh cf Austin Jackson, Detroit rf Nick Swisher, Clevelanddh Freddie Guzman, Tampau-c Jose Molina, Tampap AJ Burnett, Pittsburgh p Bartolo Colon, Oaklandp Zach McAllister, Clevelandp Jeff Karstens, Pittsburghp...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves perservered, now are NL East champions

The Braves franchise played 1292 regular-season games between division titles and the team that finally ended the drought wasn’t favored to overtake Washington when this season began then absorbed repeated blows and season-ending surgeries along the way. All the better they say. The 2013 Braves are National League East champions after clinching the title when the Marlins beat...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Could Mark DeRosa Make a Return to the Atlanta Braves?

The inconvenience of injuries continues to march merrily on for the Atlanta Braves, having lost Ramiro Pena for the season now, and veteran utility player Reed Johnson going on the DL with left Achilles tendinitis. Atlanta is going to have to do some waiver-wire scrounging to help fill the gaps. Fortunately there is no shortage of quality veterans that may become available as teams begin to
Via Georgia Sports Craze
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves infielder Pena to miss rest of season

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez says infielder Ramiro Pena has undergone season-ending surgery to repair a tear in the back of his right shoulder. Pena, a three-year veteran in his first season with Atlanta, will be out until the start of spring training next year. He had surgery Thursday. Pena played in 50 games this year and hit .278 with three homers and 12 RBIs in 97 at-bats...
Via Fox Sports
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves' Pena to have season-ending shoulder surgery

Ramiro Pena had established himself as a versatile chip in the Braves lineup, but now the roster has been dealt a blow with the veteran set to have season-ending shoulder surgery. Pena will have surgery Thursday on his right, non-throwing shoulder, to repair a torn labrum. The procedure will be performed by Dr. James Andrews in Florida. Pena, who hit .233.266.288 with two home...
Via Fox Sports South
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

The Braves have been avoiding injuries moreso than most this season but now that has caught up with them Wednesday. Ramiro Pena, who has been on the DL since June 21 with a right shoulder impingement, will need season-ending surgery for a torn labrum according to AJC Braves beat writer David O'Brien. #Braves Pena to have season ending shoulder surgery Thursday — David O...
Via MLB Injury News
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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