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Alex Wood dominant in win over Marlins

Getty Images Alex Wood continued his strong 2014 season on Sunday night as he racked up 12 strike outs in eight scoreless innings against the Miami Marlins. Atlanta would defeat Miami 1-0 giving Wood his 10th win of the season to go along with a stunning 2.92 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 142/38 K/BB ratio over 145 innings. Your browser does not support iframes. Offensively the Braves got a...
Via Tireball.com
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Phillies arrive to break up monotony of Marlins

As schedules go, the Braves won’t have it easy facing the Nationals for 6 games in September and the Pirates for 4. However, the Braves get to face bottom-of-the pack Mets (3 games), Rangers (3 games) and Phillies (6 games) in the final month as well. The pesky Marlins don’t quite seem to be in either category, though with the last 3 games against them and the coming weekend...
Via BravesWire
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Three Cuts: Wood's gem paces Braves series win over Marlins

ATLANTA -- There is only a small handful of major league pitchers performing better than Braves left-hander Alex Wood at the moment, and after arguably the best start of his young career that list got even shorter. Wood's eight innings of dominance spearheaded the Braves' 1-0 shutout win against their NL East rival Miami Marlins on Sunday evening to avoid a series loss for...
Via Fox Sports South
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Justin Upton has bubble gum issues during at-bat (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton had to pause for a moment due to an issue with his bubble gum during his seventh inning at-bat in Sunday's game against Miami.Upton blew a bubble with his gum as he was setting up for the 1-1 pitch, but had to reset when the bubble burst and landed on his nose. That could have been extremely distracting...
Via Holdout Sports
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Marlins sunk by Wood and Gattis as rough trip ends

ATLANTA (AP) -- Alex Wood struck out 12 in eight dominant innings and Evan Gattis homered to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Sunday. The Marlins had gone 60 games without getting shut out, the longest active streak in the majors. Atlanta, which has won four of five and 11 of 15, began the day 1 games out of the second NL wild-card spot. Craig Kimbrel earned...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Marlins sunk by Wood and Gattis as rough trip ends

ATLANTA (AP) -- Alex Wood struck out 12 in eight dominant innings and Evan Gattis homered to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Sunday. The Marlins had gone 60 games without getting shut out, the longest active streak in the majors. Atlanta, which has won four of five and 11 of 15, began the day 1 games out of the second NL wild-card spot. Craig Kimbrel earned...
Via AP on Fox
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Wood whiffs 12 as Gattis, Braves nip Marlins 1-0

ATLANTA (AP) Alex Wood struck out 12 in eight dominant innings and Evan Gattis homered to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Sunday. The Marlins had gone 60 games without getting shut out, the longest active streak in the majors. Atlanta, which has won four of five and 11 of 15, began the day 1 1/2 games out of the second NL wild-card spot. Craig Kimbrel earned...
Via AP on Fox
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Braves RP to have third Tommy John surgery

Coming back from Tommy John surgery is no great feat. Returning after a second such operation is nearly miraculous…just ask Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson and New York Yankees set up man Shawn Kelley. But getting back into the swing of things following a third Tommy John operation? Yeah, Atlanta Braves lefty Jonny Venters might have his work cut out for him. Jonny Venters...
Via Hall of Very Good
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Three Cuts: Braves bats silenced by Marlins

ATLANTA -- As up-and-down as the Braves' offense has been this season, they have rarely been shut out. With a 4-0 loss to the Marlins on Saturday, Atlanta was held scoreless for the first time since August 23rd and for just the ninth time all season. Five of those shutouts came in the first month of the season. Trouble with the cutter Neither team took batting practice because...
Via Fox Sports South
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More heroics from Upton as Braves down Marlins

When starting pitcher Ervin Santana walked the bases loaded in the first inning, things didn't seem like they were going to go well for the Atlanta Braves. But Santana got out of that opening frame unscathed, and calmed down to hurl a good six innings of one-run baseball. The game was won in the later innings, however, long after Santana had exited. Justin Upton led the way...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Upton, Heyward spark Braves past Marlins

ATLANTA (AP) Justin Upton homered and had three RBIs, Jason Heyward drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Friday night for their third straight win. The Braves, winners in 10 of 14, began the night 1 1/2 games back in the NL wild-card standings, but are just 19-21 since the All-Star break. Andrelton Simmons led off the...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild-card hopes take hit as Marlins fall to Braves

ATLANTA (AP) -- Justin Upton homered and had three RBIs, Jason Heyward drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Friday night for their third straight win. The Braves, winners in 10 of 14, began the night 1 1/2 games back in the NL wild-card standings, but are just 19-21 since the All-Star break. Andrelton Simmons led off...
Via AP on Fox
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Wild-card hopes take hit as Marlins fall to Braves

ATLANTA (AP) -- Justin Upton homered and had three RBIs, Jason Heyward drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Friday night for their third straight win. The Braves, winners in 10 of 14, began the night 1 1/2 games back in the NL wild-card standings, but are just 19-21 since the All-Star break. Andrelton Simmons led off...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Braves Injury Alert: Jonny Venters to undergo third TJ surgery

The Atlanta Braves and Jonny Venters are hoping that the third time is a charm in his career.  Venters will attempt yet another comeback as he will undergo the third Tommy John surgery of his career on Thursday. Venters says he plans to attempt another comeback. Thus, he will undergo a 3rd Tommy John surgery. #Braves— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) August 29, 2014When Venters is...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Different Process, Same Results for Andrelton Simmons

“With his defense, he doesn’t need to do much at the plate” is a common refrain heard in regards to the best defensive players in the game. Elite players at premium positions get a lot of rope, so valuable is their glove work. Especially at key, up-the-middle positions, the offensive bar is set so low […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Caray: Is Minor back? Discussing his hot streak, Braves' series with Marlins

FOXSportsSouth.com checks in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to discuss the latest surrounding the Braves. FOXSPORTSSOUTH.COM: Mike Minor has had an odd season. He had the offseason shoulder procedure, missed the first month of the season and then proceeded to follow strong starts with bad ones. After Thursday's win over the Mets he has a 2.22 ERA in his last four starts...
Via Fox Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonny Venters Is Broken Again

News broke last night that Braves reliever Jonny Venters has yet another torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. This comes a day after the Braves shut down Venters’ rehab program after the pitcher felt discomfort. We now know why he felt said discomfort. Venters had joined a growing group of pitchers like Brian […]
Via Fangraphs
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Fantasy Roundup: I Believe in Mike Minor

Mike Minor still knows how to pitch. Prior to yesterday’s game his statistics suggested otherwise (4.90 ERA and 1.48 WHIP). In early August the Braves skipped his start so he could “clear his mind.” Yesterday he looked like the pitcher he was last year. The changeup had good break to it. The curveball was a true bat misser (partly because the Mets hitters were not picking it...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bonifacio has 4 hits, Minor strong again in Braves 6-1 win over Mets

For those still skeptical of Braves pitcher Mike Minor after Friday at Cincinnati, where he took a no-hitter to the eighth inning, his seven-plus innings of four-hit ball Thursday against the Mets should help erase any lingering doubts. It was another impressive outing by the left-hander, who didn’t allow a hit until the fifth inning or a run until the eighth in a 6-1 win against...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Marlins-Braves Preview

Time is running out on the Miami Marlins' slim wild-card chances, but hope isn't completely lost with six of their next nine games against the playoff- hopeful Atlanta Braves. The problem for the Marlins entering Friday night's series opener is their top two hitters are scuffling and have struggled mightily against Ervin Santana, who also happens to have won his last...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor's arm, bat propels visiting Braves past Mets

  Atlanta Braves pitchers have always had a knack for being good at the plate, as well as on the mound. Mike Minor is the newest member of the club as he showed off his arm and his bat Thursday night in a 6-1 win over the New York Mets. "It was fun to have a night like this hitting and pitching," he said. Minor (6-8) had an RBI single in the second for the game's first...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Atlanta may look at offseason trades of B.J. Upton, Evan Gattis

The Atlanta Braves have struggled since the All-Star break falling from first place in the National League East to the souring Washington Nationals. This season the Braves finally parted ways with downward spiral second baseman that is, Dan Uggla. But David O'Brien of AJC.com says the Braves might not be finished. According to O'Brien, this offseason the Braves could trade...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Jonny Venters has a torn UCL

Atlanta Braves left handed pitcher Jonny Venters is 29 years old and has three major-league seasons under his belt with a 2.23 ERA and an All-Star apperance. But he hasn't pitched in the majors since the end of the 2012 season and if he wants to pitch again he'll need a third Tommy John surgery, according to David O'Brien of AJC.com.Jonny Venters#151717565 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Braves LHP Venters shut down with elbow tear

NEW YORK (AP) The Atlanta Braves have shut down left-hander Jonny Venters for the rest of the season after the reliever tore an elbow ligament while trying to come back from his second Tommy John surgery. The 29-year-old Venters hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012, a season after he made the NL All-Star team. The Braves said Thursday that Dr. James Andrews had found the...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves reliever Jonny Venters re-tears elbow ligament

Braves reliever Jonny Venters, once considered one of the premier left-hander bullpen arms in baseball, could be headed to his third Tommy John surgery. An MRI with Dr. James Andrews revealed Venters tore his ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching arm once again, the team announced on Thursday afternoon. Venters underwent his second Tommy John surgery in May 2013 and had yet to...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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