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Gregorius has 6 RBIs, Yankees roll to 15-4 win over Braves

ATLANTA (AP) Didi Gregorius drove in a career-high six runs, Brian McCann hit a three-run homer in his return to Atlanta and the New York Yankees shook off a scoring slump to beat the Braves 15-4 on Friday night. The Yankees scored a total of seven runs in losing three of their last four games to fall 1 1/2 games behind first-place Toronto in the AL East. They scored nine runs in...
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McCann reflects on first, and likely last, trip to Turner Field as visitor

ATLANTA -- Brian McCann made a drive he'd made so many times from his suburban Atlanta home to Turner Field. Only this time when the catcher walked into the stadium he wasn't going into the Braves clubhouse. "It felt different coming into the other side, going into the visitor's clubhouse for the first time," the Yankee said before Friday's series opener. "Never been in there." Playing...
Via Fox Sports South
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakewood’s Viza developing despite lack fo success in win column

Tyler Viza, image- Jay Floyd LAKEWOOD, NJ- Atlanta’s Shelby Miller has garnered plenty of attention of late for his losing ways. The 25-year-old former first round pick, has not notched a win in his last 18 starts, losing 10 consecutive decisions over that stretch. The lack of success isn’t Miller’s fault though, as he sports a remarkable 2.63 ERA this season and a solid 3...
Via Phillies Nation
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Keeping An Eye On Julio Teheran

Julio Teheran has seemingly gone backwards in his development this season, but has shown glimpses of the promise many fantasy owners saw entering the 2015 season. While he may not be able to help you this year if he’s not already on your roster, I’m watching him closely in regards to determining how to value him for the 2016 season. Home/Road Splits One split that has jumped...
Via Baseball Professor
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former powerhouse Braves struggling to finish a lost season

ATLANTA (AP) This was not unexpected. Not after the Atlanta Braves traded away just about anyone with a major league pulse. Then again, it's a bit jarring to see a perennial playoff contender, a team that won the NL East just two years ago, sitting near the bottom of the standings and on pace for its worst season since 1990. With about five weeks to go in a lost season, the Braves...
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Yankees-Braves Preview

The New York Yankees hope Brian McCann's return to Atlanta can help ignite a slumping offense. The Georgia native spent his first nine years with the Braves before signing as a free agent with the Yankees after the 2013 season, and his first matchup with his former team comes Friday night in the opener of a three-game series. "I'm just excited. I was hoping to be able to go back...
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Former Braves standout feeling Chipper over Mets' title chances

The Yew York Mets' bandwagon is filling up fast and the latest high-profile addition used to be one of the team's biggest nemesis.Former Atlanta Braves standout Chipper Jones piped in his support via Twitter for the surging Mets - a bitter division rival throughout the future Hall of Famer's career.Jones' tweet coincided with the return from injury of New York captain David Wright...
Via Fox Sports
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Winless drought has Braves' Miller nearing place in history

ATLANTA -- A spot in history he likely wants no part of is becoming more and more of a possibility for Shelby Miller. A day before he took the mound Wednesday night against the Rockies, the right-hander was discussing what's gone right and what's gone wrong in his All-Star first season with the Braves. "You've got to take the positives with the negatives," he summarized, "and try...
Via Fox Sports South
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Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz pranked with cup-on-the-hat (Video)

Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz fell victim to the old "cup-on-the-hat" prank during Wednesday night's game against Colorado. In the top of the seventh inning, cameras focused on Foltynewicz watching the game from the dugout. It was clear that Foltynewicz was completely unaware that a cup was "glued" to the top of his cap with bubble gum.No word yet as to who orchestrated...
Via Holdout Sports
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Barnes has 3 hits to lead Rockies to 6-3 win over Braves

ATLANTA (AP) Brandon Barnes had three hits, including a two-run homer, and the Colorado Rockies extended Atlanta right-hander Shelby Miller's winless streak to 18 starts with a 6-3 victory over the Braves on Wednesday night. Miller (5-11) looked like he might break the streak, leading 3-0 in the seventh inning, but he gave up four runs in the eighth before leaving with two outs...
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Braves rookie Garcia tweets apology after committing three errors

Atlanta Braves third baseman Adonis Garcia had a bad night at the plate and an even worse night in the field during Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies.The Cuban rookie was hitless in four at-bats but his struggles at third base played a decisive role in the game's outcome. Garcia committed a season-high three errors - the first two of which led to four unearned runs.Garcia...
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DraftKings: Shelby Miller’s Favorite Ice Cream is Rockies Road

Look, I'm all about facts here. I have my sources *googles Shelby Miller's favorite ice cream...finds nothing...looks under google images...randomly finds naked women...stops writing for a while to do further research* Well, looks like my sources failed me. I can't verify anything about Miller's cold dessert of choice but I can verify some other, more factually laden and potentially...
Via Razzball
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Braves' Miller attempting to halt 17-start winless drought

Atlanta Braves right-hander Shelby Miller attempts to avoid a dubious franchise record when he goes for his first victory in more than three months Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies. Miller has endured a nightmarish stretch of 17 consecutive starts without a win - the longest drought in franchise history since Jo-Jo Reyes' 18-start blight during the 2008-09 seasons. Another...
Via Fox Sports
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Bettis solid, Rockies get 4 unearned runs to beat Braves 5-1

ATLANTA (AP) Chad Bettis pitched five solid innings in his return from the disabled list and the Colorado Rockies scored four unearned runs, taking advantage of three errors by Atlanta third baseman Adonis Garcia in a 5-1 victory over the Braves on Tuesday night. Bettis (6-4) allowed five hits, walked two and struck out four in his first big league start since July 18. He was coming...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Braves offense is still bad – but in a different way

In 2014, the Atlanta Braves offense was a horror show. For the year, they hit just .241/.305/.360. The club’s .296 wOBA was fourth-worst in baseball (ahead of just the Phillies, Reds, and Padres), and their 87 wRC+ was fifth-worst (ahead of those three aforementioned teams and the Arizona Diamondbacks). They scored just 573 runs, the second-lowest total in baseball. The main culprit...
Via Bloguin Best
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Melvin Upton Jr. admits hefty contract induced struggles with Braves

Now in the midst of a new beginning in San Diego, Melvin Upton Jr. can reflect on his disastrous tenure with the Atlanta Braves. After asserting himself as one of the best young players in the game in his first eight seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays, Upton became a free agent after the 2012 season and signed a five-year, $72.25-million deal with the Atlanta Braves. While Upton had...
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Braves shortstop Simmons misses second straight game with sore knee

Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons was out of the lineup for a second straight game on Monday, but manager Fredi Gonzalez said his knee injury is minor.“The doctors checked him out and nothing is structurally damaged, which that was nice news to hear,” Gonzalez said.Simmons suffered the injury while scrambling back to third base in Saturday's loss to the Chicago Cubs and woke...
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Braves hold off on promoting Cuban prospect Olivera from Triple-A

Hector Olivera's major league debut with the Atlanta Braves appears to be put on hold until later in the week. There were hints that Olivera would be called up by the Braves on Monday for the start of a nine-game homestand, but he accompanied Triple-A Gwinnett on a road trip to Charlotte following Sunday's game. Olivera, the highly touted Cuban prospect who was acquired in a three...
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Braves recall Bethancourt, Marimon from Triple-A Gwinnett

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have recalled right-hander Sugar Ray Marimon and catcher Christian Bethancourt from Triple-A Gwinnett. Right-hander David Aardsma has been designated for assignment. Outfielder Eury Perez was optioned to Gwinnett. Bethancourt was given the chance to take over as Atlanta's starting catcher before veteran A.J. Pierzynski won the job. The 23-year-old...
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Chopcast: Braves' road woes, Hector Olivera expectations

The Atlanta Braves have now dropped 22 of their past 24 road games. What is going wrong away from Turner Field and, with his debut looming, what are realistic expectations for Hector Olivera? Zach Dillard and Cory McCartney weigh in.
Via Fox Sports South
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies-Braves Preview

The Atlanta Braves are probably glad to be home, though a warm reception may be out of the question following a winless road trip. They begin a nine-game homestand Monday night with a manageable opponent in the Colorado Rockies, but even those meetings have gone poorly for the free-falling Braves this summer. Atlanta (53-71) completed a 0-7 trip with Sunday's 9-3 loss to the Chicago...
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Shelby Miller: Lucky or Unlucky?

When John Hart was hired to become the next President of Baseball Operations for the Atlanta Braves last October, he made it clear that the Braves were going to enter a rebuild, with the hopes of returning to contention when the Braves move to their new stadium in 2017. One of the first moves Hart made was the blockbuster deal that sent fan favorite (and 2015 free agent) Jason Heyward and...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves minor-league coaches see talent spike in improved farm system

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Brian Snitker arrived at the Atlanta Braves' organizational meetings last fall largely unaware of the talent shortage plaguing the franchise's farm system. An organization that produced homegrown stars like Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman and Craig Kimbrel at the turn of the decade had yielded just three consistent major-league players since the 2011 season...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets acquire Eric Young Jr. from Braves

The New York Mets have reportedly acquired OF Eric Young Jr. from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for cash considerations, according to a club announcement. Young is set to report to Triple-A Las Vegas sometime in the coming week. #Mets re-acquire Eric Young Jr. from Braves for cash. He’ll report to Vegas. — David Lennon (@DPLennon) August 22, 2015 With this acquisition, Young...
Via Baseball Essential
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Mets Acquire Eric Young Jr. From Braves

The New York Mets announced that they have acquired Eric Young Jr. from the Atlanta Braves for cash considerations. Young, 30, will report to Triple-A Las Vegas and will likely rejoin the team after September 1. He batted .169 with a .229 on-base percentage, no home runs and five RBIs in 35 games in the […]
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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