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Mike Minor leaves start after one inning with shoulder discomfort

Braves left-hander Mike Minor left Saturday night's start against the Mets (GameTracker) after one inning with left shoulder discomfort, the team announced. He is heading for further evaluation. Minor, 26, missed spring training and the first few weeks of the season with shoulder inflammation.
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Game Chatter: Jacob deGrom vs. Ervin Santana (9/21/14)

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Via Mets360.com
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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Braves, 1:35 PM

The Mets will look to complete a sweep of their three-game series against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday at Turner Field, something they haven’t done since since 2007. Jacob deGrom (8-2, 1.92) will get the starting assignment for the Mets while the Braves counter with RHP Ervin Santana (14-9, 3.74) in a 1:35 PM matchup. In his last start, deGrom tied the modern-era major league record...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Braves fan uses popcorn bucket to snag home run ball

When a home run ball is launched off a bat and headed toward the seats, the instinctive reaction for fans is to raise a glove or bare hand in the air to catch the souvenir. This Atlanta Braves fan catches his souvenirs a little differently, though. During Friday night's game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets at Turner Field, Lucas Duda smacked a dinger to right field...
Via Fox Sports
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Braves Injury Update: Jason Heyward aiming for Monday return

The Atlanta Braves fell to the New York Mets on Saturday by the score of 4-2. The loss dropped the Braves to two games under .500 at 76-77=8, second in the National League East. With eight games remaining in the season, the Braves are on the brink of elimination from playoff contention. On the injury front, right fielder Jason Heyward was out of the lineup again on Saturday and...
Via Sports Injury Alert
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Jason Heyward to return by Monday

The Atlanta Braves fell to the New York Mets on Saturday by the score of 4-2. The loss dropped the Braves to two games under .500 at 76-77, second in the National League East. With eight games remaining in the season, the Braves are on the brink of elimination from playoff contention. On the injury front, right fielder Jason Heyward was out of the lineup again on Saturday and might...
Via MLB Injury News
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves offense falters in second straight loss to Mets

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves' have eight games remaining on the regular season schedule, but with Saturday night's 4-2 loss to the New York Mets capping their sixth straight series loss any hopes of the postseason have faded. The Braves are now seven games back in the wildcard race behind the Pittsburgh Pirates, so even the mathematical odds are nearing rock-bottom: if Atlanta...
Via Fox Sports South
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Niese, Mets keep Atlanta on the skids

ATLANTA (AP) The slumping Atlanta Braves were shut down by Jonathon Niese and lost 4-2 to the New York Mets on Saturday night, damaging their flickering playoff hopes. Atlanta has lost seven of eight to drop to 4-13 in September. Any combination of two Pittsburgh wins or Atlanta losses will eliminate the Braves from the NL wild-card race. Niese (9-11) allowed two runs and seven...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Braves 2

The Mets won their second straight against Atlanta on Saturday night, doubling up the Braves 4-2 at Turner Field. Jon Niese started for the Mets and was cruising along, holding the Braves scoreless for seven solid innings. But in the eighth, Niese began to tire and the Braves loaded the bases with one out. That would be all for the Mets lefty. Niese was charged with two runs on seven...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Braves Injury Update: Mike Minor exits with shoulder discomfort

Braves left-hander Mike Minor left Saturday night's start against the New York Mets after one inning with left shoulder discomfort, per Mark Bowman of MLB.com. He was relieved by David Hale.Minor's spring training began late due to illness, and he was shut down in mid-February with shoulder issues, coming off the DL on  May 2. Prior to Saturday's start, Minor was...
Via MLB Injury News
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Mike Minor leaves start with shoulder discomfort

With the Braves fading down the stretch it appears the season of left handed starter Mike Minor will come to a close following just one inning of work on Saturday. Minor got a late start to the season after dealing with tendinitis in his throwing shoulder and then struggled for much of the season. Lately he began to look like the pitcher that impressed the Braves a year ago. Now...
Via Tireball.com
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Game Chatter: Jon Niese vs. Mike Minor (9/20/14)

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Via Mets360.com
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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Braves, 7:10 PM

The Mets continue their final series of the season with the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on Saturday at 7:10 PM. Jon Niese (8-11, 3.55 ERA) will start for the Mets and will oppose LHP Mike Minor (6-11, 4.74) for the Braves. At 74-80, Mets need to go 7-1 the rest of the way to reach .500. Otherwise, they will produce their sixth straight losing season, which would match the...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves Fan Makes Amazing Home Run Catch With Popcorn Bucket (Video)

When a home run ball is launched off a bat and headed toward the seats, the instinctive reaction for fans is to raise a glove or bare hand in the air to catch the souvenir. This Atlanta Braves fan catches his souvenirs a little differently, though. During Friday night’s game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets at Turner Field, Lucas Duda smacked a dinger to right field...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves fan catches HR ball in popcorn bucket (Video)

An Atlanta Braves fan used his bucket of popcorn to catch a home run ball during Friday night's game against the visiting New York Mets.It happened in the top of the sixth as Mets batter Lucas Duda hit the two-run shot to right field. The fan didn't have a glove, so he used his bucket of popcorn to make the grab. The fan was able to protect his wife and kids and retain...
Via Holdout Sports
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Three Cuts: Braves blanked again in home loss to Mets

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 5-0 loss to the Mets on Friday -- a defeat that might prove to be a death knell to Atlanta's wild-card playoff chances in the National League: 1. You don't have to be a math major to comprehend the Braves' dissipating odds of forcing a tie in the wild-card chase Yes, it helps that Atlanta (75-76) draws Pittsburgh...
Via Fox Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Braves 0

The Mets (74-80) beat the Braves (76-77) tonight by a score of 5-0 at Turner Field in Atlanta. What you should know: Zack Wheeler was brilliant once again tonight, giving up 5 hits and no runs over 6 innings of work. He struck out 7 and lowered his ERA to 3.49 in the 105 pitch outing. Lucas Duda‘s 28th home run of the year off of Julio Teheran in the 6th inning broke up the scoreless...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets deal blow to Braves' fading playoff hopes

ATLANTA (AP) Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, Zack Wheeler pitched six scoreless innings and the New York Mets beat the struggling Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Friday night but were eliminated from playoff contention. Atlanta, which dropped seven games behind Pittsburgh in the NL wild-card race, can be eliminated with any combination of three Pirates wins or Braves losses. The Mets were...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves fan catches homer in popcorn bucket

The story here isn’t Lucas Duda homering off of Julio Teheran to give the Mets a 2-0 lead. No, it’s this Braves fan catching the homer in his bucket of popcorn. Nice play, man. I’d make a Falcons joke, but considering they destroyed the Bucs on Thursday night, I think they’re just fine with receivers right now. The post Braves fan catches homer in popcorn bucket appeared...
Via Bloguin Best
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WATCH: Braves fan catches homer in popcorn bucket

The story here isn’t Lucas Duda homering off of Julio Teheran to give the Mets a 2-0 lead. No, it’s this Braves fan catching the homer in his bucket of popcorn. Nice play, man. I’d make a Falcons joke, but considering they destroyed the Bucs on Thursday night, I think they’re just fine with receivers right now. The post Braves fan catches homer in popcorn bucket appeared...
Via The Outside Corner
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Jason Heyward out of Braves' lineup

ATLANTA (AP) Braves right fielder Jason Heyward has a brace on his bruised left thumb and is out of Friday's lineup against the New York Mets. Heyward was injured Wednesday while getting hit by a pitch from Washington's Ross Detwiler. He stayed in the game two innings after getting hit before leaving. He's received treatment the last two days. X-rays taken on Heyward...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Exclusive: The Glavines receive Aflac’s Duckprints Award

I received an email, which read (in part): A month ago, former Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame. On Sept. 8, Glavine will enter a hall of fame of an entirely different sort – one that honors people who have made a difference in the fight against childhood cancer. Glavine and his wife, Chris, will receive Aflac’s Duckprints Award for...
Via Love My Bravos
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Feeble offense likely costs Braves a playoff spot

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves watched another team celebrate at Turner Field. Barring a remarkable turnaround, they'll be watching the postseason at home. After spending a good part of the year in or near first place in the NL East, the Braves faded from contention with a dismal showing since the All-Star break. It looks like they'll miss the playoffs for only the seventh...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets-Braves Preview

While the Atlanta Braves picked up a rare win last time out, it's likely too little, too late. The Braves try to win two in a row for the first time in September on Friday night in the first of three against the visiting New York Mets. Atlanta (76-76) scored only eight runs during a five-game losing streak before beating NL East champion Washington 3-1 on Wednesday despite being...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves RF Heyward injures thumb, X-rays negative

Braves right fielder Jason Heyward left the game Wednesday after he was hit on the left thumb with a pitch but he said X-rays were negative for a fracture. Heyward stayed in the game after Nationals reliever Ross Detwiler hit him in the sixth inning. He played his position in the top of the seventh but Joey Terdoslavich pinch hit for him in the bottom of the inning.
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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