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Three Cuts: Wild pitches cost Braves in loss to Marlins

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel, the usual ninth-inning ace up the franchise's sleeve, suffered a bit of misfortune of Thursday night while accepting his second loss of the season in a 3-2 loss to division rival Miami. Though he allowed just one single and didn't give up a walk, Kimbrel was charged with the game-winning run. It was the Braves' ninth loss...
Via Fox Sports South
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Saltalamacchia lifts Marlins past Braves with RBI single in 9th

ATLANTA (AP) -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Henderson Alvarez won for the first time in three starts and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Thursday night. In taking three of four games, the Marlins won just their second series in the last 10 against the Braves at Turner Field. Alvarez (7-5) gave up six hits, two runs and one...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves vs Phillies 7-18-2014 Gallery

Via Love My Bravos
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MLB Trade Rumors: Can the Braves Find a Suitor for B.J. Upton?

Braves will be able to trade Upton. Perhaps they can convince a team to take him off their hands in the offseason when there’s more time to work a deal out. Right now it doesn’t look like Upton can be an upgrade for a contending team. His future might be a fourth outfielder, and he’s getting paid like a star player.
Via Baseball News Source
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Caray: Reflecting on Braves' Hall of Fame trio

FOXSportsSouth.com checks in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to discuss the latest surrounding the Braves. FOXSPORTSSOUTH.COM: Chip, certain a big weekend for the Braves with Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Bobby Cox being enshrined in the Hall of Fame. As someone who has been around this franchise for nearly 10 years now, what do you believe it means to this fan base and the...
Via Fox Sports South
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves take care of Marlins in 6-1 win

After two frustrating losses the Braves put together one of their more complete victories in a 6-1 win over the Marlins. Ervin Santana was on top of his game for Atlanta as he went 7 1/3 innings, allowing only one run and striking out ten Marlins. Freddie Freeman delivered the big blow with a three run homer that was the decisive moment in the Braves victory. The game started off...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Marlins stopped by Braves, Freddie Freeman as win streak ends

ATLANTA (AP) -- Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer, Ervin Santana won his second straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday night. The victory pulled Atlanta within one game of first-place Washington in the NL East. Third-place Miami snapped a three-game winning streak to stay 8 games back. Freeman, an All-Star first baseman, broke out of a slump...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Braves' Varvaro put on paternity list; Schlosser called up

ATLANTA -- The Braves put reliever Anthony Varvaro on the paternity list Wednesday as he awaits the birth of his second child, with right-hander Gus Schlosser recalled to take his place. "Anthony has kept me abreast of the whole situation when it started getting closer," Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "We've got our fingers crossed... . We wish her the best...
Via Fox Sports South
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Chopcast: Braves address needs, Minor's struggles continue

During the All-Star break, we ran a 10-item breakdown of the Braves storylines to keep an eye on during the season's second half. Just one week removed from the Midsummer Classic and the franchise has been busy, already addressing many of its first-half issues. In a combination of roster moves, the Braves cleared Dan Uggla's name from the roster by granting him his unconditional...
Via Fox Sports South
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Marlins hold off Braves' late rally bid to win third straight

ATLANTA Turner Field hadn't proved fertile ground for the Marlins' offense. Over their first four games here they totaled seven runs on 28 hits. Tuesday, they just missing matching that combined run total and they needed every one of those scores to clinch no worse than a split of the four-game set. The Marlins held off the Braves' late rally bid to win 6-5. Steve Cishek...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Three Cuts: Braves rally, but fall to Marlins

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves fell behind by four runs early to the Miami Marlins. Good pitching, and a rally in the eighth inning made things interesting, but Atlanta did go down in the end, 6-5. Here are three things we learned from Tuesday's loss to Miami, the second consecutive defeat at the hands of the Marlins: 1. MIKE MINOR'S WOES CONTINUE IN A BIG, BIG WAY Entering...
Via Fox Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Caray Has Unfortunate Slip-Up On Air

During the Atlanta Braves broadcast, Chip Caray had a very unfortunate slip-up on the air. Not the first time something like this has happened and it won’t be the last. [Awful Announcing] The post Chip Caray Has Unfortunate Slip-Up On Air appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
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Andrelton Simmons Dives Backward, Lays Out To Record Force Out (Video)

It was just another day at the ballpark for Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons Monday night, as he executed yet another absurd defensive feat. Simmons’ Gold Glove defense was on display during the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins when he somehow — probably through the use of magic — was able to change directions in a split-second to record a force out that looked...
Via NESN.com
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Chip Caray Joins Steve Levy With Bulging

((HT: SportsSouth/Blake Shoemaker's Vine))Awful Announcing gets the credit for this one...The Atlanta Braves Evan Gattis missed 17 games because of a problem with his back- something bulged...But Chip Caray, calling the game, presented it a little differently...That injury, and succeeding malaprop, always has us think of football((HT: ESPN))
Via Online Sports Guys
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Braves Shortstop Andrelton Simmons Records an Unbelievable Web Gem

Andrelton Simmons shockingly remains a little-known shortstop, even after winning a 2013 Gold Glove, signing a fat extension last February and making routine web gems like this one. As the Marlins put on a hit-and-run, Simmons glided toward the bag before Jordany Valdespin ripped one to the gap vacated by him. He flawlessly reaches back then contorts his body to record a seemingly...
Via Next Impulse Sports
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Chip Caray reports that Evan Gattis missed 17 games because he had dicks in his back

Tony Dungy is not going to be happy. Due to bulging dicks in his back, Evan Gattis missed 17 games. Unacceptable. Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
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WATCH: Braves Andrelton Simmons makes diving stop for force play

The Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons is turning into a routine highlight reel at shortstop.  Reminding fans of Ozzie Smith, Omar Vizquel, or Cal Ripken.  Check out his latest web gem as he is shifted into good position, but smothers the sharp grounder by Jordany Valdespin, then has the awareness to smack the bag with his bare hand on a hit and run hack by Christian Yelich (via...
Via Reading Between The Seams
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Caray makes an unfortunate verbal slip-up

Although that headline could come from 2009, it appears thanks to something that happened in the booth Monday night. Evan Gattis returned to the Atlanta Braves’ lineup on Monday night after missing 17 games with a bulging disc in his back. Well, Chip Caray would have you believe differently. Bulging dick, bulging disc…what’s the difference? It’s not like this hasn’t happened...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrelton Simmons contorts wildly to make play

What…how…I don’t even know. This move by Simmons was like something out of The Matrix. He turned what looked like a picture perfect hit and run into a casual fielder’s choice. Just unbelievable.
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

In a previous life, Andrelton Simmons was a contortionist

What…how…I don’t even know. This move by Simmons was like something out of The Matrix. He turned what looked like a picture perfect hit and run into a casual fielder’s choice. Just unbelievable.
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants sign Braves castoff Dan Uggla

Dan Uggla didn’t have to wait long to get a new job after the Atlanta Braves released him on Friday. The 34-year-old veteran signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants on Monday and the team assigned him to Triple-A Fresno. Some believed that Uggla was done at least for this season after his behavior and performance with the Braves deteriorated to the point that they...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitcher Profile: Why You Should Never Give Up On Wood

Oh man, it's back to real life!  After an awesome weekend in DC to see my Brewers (I'll share some fun graphics next week), it's back to pitching and back to Wood jokes. And of course I mean the criminally (for a stretch) underrated Alex Wood. Wood starting chucking phenomenally out of the gates, with blistering Ks and ratios.  But when Mike Minor got off the DL and...
Via Razzball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Dan Uggla Signs Minor League Deal With San Francisco Giants

Second baseman Dan Uggla appears to have a new home. Uggla has signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants, multiple outlets reported Monday. The three-time National League All-Star started the 2014 season with the Atlanta Braves but was cut by the team him after an abysmal start to the year. Uggla put up a slash line of just .162/.241/.231 in 145 plate appearances...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants sign Dan Uggla to minor league deal

getty images The San Francisco Giants have signed second baseman Dan Uggla to a minor league contract. Uggla, 34, has been assigned to Triple-A Fresno. Following a brutal first half that saw him hit just .162/.241/.231 with 40 strikeouts in 145 plate appearances this season the Atlanta Braves released Uggla. The Braves remain on the hook for the remaining $19 million on Uggla’s...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Justin Upton, Evan Gattis

Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis is on course for a return to the lineup on Monday night, but the team may be without Justin Upton, who left Sunday's game after being hit in the left arm by a pitch. MLB.com's Joe Morgan reports that Upton was struck by an 88mph Kyle Kendrick sinker and although he initially remained in the game, his triceps stiffened up during a rain...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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