It happens every year, yet it takes me by surprise every time. For two straight days, the SNY feed left for about 10-15 minutes. On Tuesday, I missed Curtis Granderson's first home run, and the feed came back just in time for me to watch Anthony Seratelli and Omar Quintanilla fail with the bases loaded. Today, the feed went dark again, and came back just in time for Reed Johnson...
Reed Johnson is 33 for 96 lifetime against the New York Mets.
It's no wonder that Johnson had the smile that you see to the right on his face before facing Josh Edgin in the sixth inning. Two pitches later: FWACK ... two run single 4-1 Marlins, ballgame. He's no Larry Jones, but I guess as far as Met-killers go, he'll have to do. And if he continues smiling like this...
2013 result: 86-76, 2nd place
Blame it on having to follow a 98-win season (and thus hoping to alleviate the sting of their NLDS loss to the Cardinals), but it was difficult to see the 2013 Nationals as anything but a disappointment. At 86-76, they were far from an embarrassment, and certainly didn’t trip over their shoelaces in the face of high expectations...
The 2013 Atlanta Braves were almost universally picked as a wild card team. Some pundits (hello, Jon Morosi) went even further, pushing the Braves out of the playoff race and behind the Phillies in the NL East standings. Well, neither of those situations happened - Atlanta spent all but one day of the 2013 season in first place, and that one day was April 4th. Their lead in the division...
(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)There are some guys in major league baseball you just have to like—even though they've never donned Carmine Hose. Reed Johnson has always been one of those players for us—whether toiling for the Blue Jays, Braves, Cubs or Dodgers. He's always been a pesky hitter (.282 lifetime), a tough out and he always seemed to be in the middle of big plays...
The Red Sox could begin the 2014 Major League Baseball season tomorrow and they’d be in great shape. The core of Boston’s major league roster is intact, so it’s simply a matter of general manager Ben Cherington doing some fine-tuning before Opening Day.
The biggest questions that the Red Sox currently face involve free-agent shortstop Stephen Drew, who still could re-sign with...
After capturing the National League East last season, the Atlanta Braves‘ World Series hopes were abruptly dashed by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS. Though they raced to a 96-66 record, the 2013 campaign ended in disappointment for a club expected to play deep into October.
In 2014, the Braves are counting on bounceback seasons from B.J. Upton and Dan Uggla, and a successful...
The story of the 2013 Atlanta Braves season was one of resilience. With a core of young, talented guys, big off season acquisitions and a few veterans, the Braves won the National League East and entered the playoffs despite a season riddled with adversity. That the Braves even made it to the postseason is, in itself, quite surprising. That they couldn’t rise to defeat the Los...
The call in the ninth inning didn't go the Dodgers' way.
Neither did the decision to face Jason Heyward rather than Reed Johnson.
When it was done, Los Angeles headed home all tied up.
Mike Minor pitched six strong innings in his first postseason start, Jason Heyward had a two-run single and the Atlanta Braves made plenty of nifty plays in the field, holding off the Dodgers...
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October 05, 2013
Chris Johnson led off the eighth inning with a homer to spoil an otherwise dominant start by Cliff Lee, Kris Medlen allowed only two hits in eight innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 on Friday night.
Medlen and closer Craig Kimbrel combined on the shutout.
Johnson's homer to left field snapped a streak of 16 consecutive batters retired by Lee,...
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September 27, 2013
ATLANTA Milwaukee's Carlos Gomez admitted he went too far with a hyped-up home run trot that ended in a benches-clearing scuffle against the Atlanta Braves.
Gomez was suspended Thursday along with Atlanta's Reed Johnson for one game by Major League Baseball for their actions during the Brewers-Braves game a day earlier. Both players were fined an undisclosed amount.
NEW YORK – Milwaukee’s Carlos Gomez admitted he went too far with a hyped-up home run trot that ended in a benches-clearing scuffle against the Atlanta Braves.
Gomez was suspended Thursday along with Atlanta’s Reed Johnson for one game by Major League Baseball for their actions during the Brewers-Braves game a day earlier. Both players were fined an undisclosed amount.
Atlanta Braves’ Reed Johnson and Milwaukee Brewers’ Carlos Gomez have each been suspended by the MLB for one game for their roles in a benches-clearing incident Wednesday. Both will serve their suspensions on Thursday, when the Braves host the Phillies and the Brewers play against the
The Brewers' Carlos Gomez and the Braves' Reed Johnson have each been suspended one game after a benches-clearing argument between their teams.
Both were also fined an undisclosed amount Thursday.
In the top of the first inning Wednesday in Atlanta, Gomez homered off Paul Maholm, still furious the Braves starter hit him with a pitch three months earlier.
Gomez stood in...
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September 26, 2013
Skyline from 404
This Freddie shirt is so awesome and weird.
Reed Johnson, all alone on the bench with his awesome shoes.
Downs. Uggla. Simba.
DCarp batting! I love it when relievers get to hit. It's almost as good as position players pitching.
Those are all the good ones from today's 13-5 win. See you tomorrow, Braves! ❤
Chris Johnson and Reed Johnson of the Braves were having a little fun this weekend during a day game against the Cardinals, and the result was more entertaining than the game itself.
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In a 4-1 Atlanta win tempered by a scary injury to one of its top players, the Braves once again proved they can bounce back from adversity. Here are three observations from the game:
1. Chris Johnson provided some silver lining on a difficult day for the Braves organization
On a day where star outfielder Jason Heyward was sent to the hospital (more on that in a minute) and hittingfirst...
Todd Cunningham was called up to the Braves major league roster after the injury to Reed Johnson put him on the DL.
In the bottom of the 7th inning of the Braves 11-3 win over Colorado last night, Cunningham pinch hit for pitcher Alex Wood and got a single.
As part of the rookie hazing/congratulations in the clubhouse after the game, the team played his...
The Atlanta Braves have placed reserve outfielder Reed Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with left heel tendinitis.
Johnson, who leads major league pinch hitters with a .355 batting average and a .444 on-base percentage, is the third Atlanta outfielder currently on the DL.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday that center fielder B.J. Upton, sidelined by a right hip strain...
ATLANTA -- Hosting the two highest-scoring teams in the National League the past few nights, the Atlanta Braves and their pitching staff have proven themselves to be fully capable of handling the injuries that have plagued them of late.
With a four-game winning streak (and counting) -- starting with a sweep of the Cardinals and continuing with a Coors-esque outpouring of runs on...
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Reed Johnson has landed on the disabled list with Achilles tendinitis.
Johnson, 36, figured to be a bench bat when the season began but found his way into 66 games for the NL East leading Braves.
The Braves have dealt with injuries throughout their outfield this season. Jason Heyward, Evan Gattis, Jordan Schafer, and both B.J. and Justin Upton have dealt...
Braves announced plans after Monday’s game to place outfielder Reed Johnson on the disabled list with tendinitis in his left Achilles and they have recalled outfielder Todd Cunningham from Triple-A Gwinnett.
OF Reed Johnson will be placed on the DL with left achilles tendinitis. The contract of OF Todd Cunningham will be purchased from Gwinnett.
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After watching teammate Mike Minor pitch a complete-game gem and lose Sunday at Chicago, it looked as if the Braves’ Julio Teheran might endure a similar fate Monday night against the Mets.
Teheran pitched six crisp innings, but the Braves’ defense failed him a couple of times, and the offense did, too.
Until the ninth inning.
Johnson & Johnson came through big time in the...
Taking three cuts after the Braves' 2-1 win over the Mets at Citi Field Monday.
1. The late-game magic continues
With a steady rain falling, pinch-hitter Reed Johnson drove Bobby Parnell's fastball to center field, scoring Dan Uggla as Johnson emphatically pumped his fist.
A half inning later, Jason Heyward, who slipped over to center from his usual position of right...
A 9th inning comeback and a spectacular catch by Jason Heyward, who was playing center field, lifted the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets, 2-1 on Monday night. A steady rain in New York was not able to stop another late game comeback against the Mets. There was a huge difference between the 1st half of Monday’s game, and the 2nd half. During most of the game, it looked...