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Three Cuts: Braves' lost weekend ends with big loss to Rangers

Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 10-3 loss to the Texas Rangers on Sunday -- an ugly defeat that capped one of the most confounding sweeps of the baseball season. What made it so unsettling? Well, heading into Friday, the injury-ravaged Rangers has posted a 23-62 record from June 1 to Sept. 11. 1. Unfortunately for the Braves, their lost weekend in Texas was...
Via Fox Sports South
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game Day Pictures: Braves vs Athletics 8-15 and 8-16-2014

I took a lot of pictures on EO weekend, but it took so long to find the motivation to edit the pictures that I only chose a few. Here are some of the best from both games. batting practice Friday pitching in the game Friday He pitched very well, as usual. And I like his new number choice. pretty eyes on Saturday blue steel eventually their entire bullpen wore their hats like this...
Via Love My Bravos
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Offense falters as Braves drop series to Rangers

The Texas Rangers hold the worst record in baseball and the Atlanta Braves are fighting for their playoff lives, so the pressure entering the series was lopsided. Three games down in the wildcard race, the Braves needed this game -- and this series -- more than ever. However, a 3-2 loss derailed those plans. Here are three observations from the game: 1. With a series loss to the...
Via Fox Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rangers rookie Bonilla wins 1st start, dents Braves' playoff hopes

  Rougned Odor's go-ahead double gave fellow rookie Lisalverto Bonilla a win in his first major-league start, and the last-place Texas Rangers beat Atlanta 3-2 Saturday, handing the Braves another setback in their push for an NL wild-card spot. Atlanta's Julio Teheran (13-12) took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before a one-out single from Luis Sardinas. An error by right...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bonilla wins 1st start as Rangers top Braves

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Rougned Odor's go-ahead double gave fellow rookie Lisalverto Bonilla a win in his first major-league start, and the last-place Texas Rangers beat Atlanta 3-2 Saturday, handing the Braves another setback in their push for an NL wild-card spot. Atlanta's Julio Teheran (13-12) took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before a one-out single from Luis Sardinas...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bonilla wins 1st start as Rangers top Braves 3-2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Rougned Odor's go-ahead double gave fellow rookie Lisalverto Bonilla a win in his first major-league start, and the last-place Texas Rangers beat Atlanta 3-2 Saturday, handing the Braves another setback in their push for an NL wild-card spot. Atlanta's Julio Teheran (13-12) took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before a one-out single from Luis Sardinas...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Evan Gattis out for weekend

Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis will not be available for the weekend series with the Texas Rangers, reports Christian Corona of MLB.com. Gattis is dealing with strep throat and has not played since Sunday. Atlanta lost 2-1 to the Rangers on Friday, putting them three games back in the race for an NL Wild Card with 15 games remaining. Christian Bethancourt is behind the plate...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Wood dominant, bats silent as Braves fall to Rangers

B.J. Upton led off the third inning with a line-drive single to center field, and later scored on a fielder's choice ground ball by Jason Heyward. But his lone run wasn't enough on Friday as the Atlanta Braves fell to the Texas Rangers, 2-1. Atlanta got a fantastic start from Alex Wood, who went seven innings and only gave up four hits and a run while striking out nine. But...
Via Fox Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Evan Gattis aiming to play Friday

The Atlanta Braves are expecting catcher Evan Gattis to return to the lineup on Friday, reports Mark Bowman of MLB.com.#453758646 / gettyimages.comGattis has not played since Sunday as he attempts to recover from strep throat. He joined the team on Wednesday, but did not yet have the strength to appear in the series finale against the Washington Nationals. Once again, Gattis is...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Caray: Braves positioned to cut into wild-card deficit in Texas

FOXSportsSouth.com checks in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to discuss the latest surrounding the Braves. FOXSPORTSSOUTH.COM: The Braves ended the Washington series with a much-needed win and now they turn their attention to the Rangers, a team that has one win in the last two weeks. If you're asking for a prime opportunity amid this wild-card chase, the Braves certainly...
Via Fox Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves-Rangers Preview

Struggling to keep pace in the NL wild-card race, the Atlanta Braves appear to be catching a break with their series against the lowly Texas Rangers. Giving the ball to Alex Wood would also seem to help their chances of picking up a win. Wood looks to continue his impressive stretch in Friday night's opener against a Rangers team that's won once in the last two weeks. Atlanta...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Harang avoids sweep, Braves fight for postseason berth

In one of the most unusual seasons we have seen from the Braves in the last dozen years, the Braves continue to hang on to hopes of a postseason berth. At this writing, sitting 1 1/2 games out of the 2nd wild card slot. They are 8 games behind the rival Nats, a gap they did little to close in this week’s series against them. Despite one more series against the Nats this season...
Via BravesWire
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Braves salvage Nats series, look to make move in wildcard race

With their latest series against Washington Nationals lost, the Atlanta Braves are in a bind. But there's hope. Atlanta sits 1 1/2 games back in the National League wildcard race (by the sheer grace of the contenders for the NL's second wildcard spot being wildly inconsistent) and have been a sub-.500 team since the first month of the season. The Braves offense ranks 29th...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves-Rangers Series Preview (Video)

Coming off a series loss to the Washington Nationals, the Atlanta Braves look for a successful series against arguably the worst team in baseball: the Rangers. Our writers discuss the upcoming three-game set.
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves avoid sweep with 6-2 win against Nats and Strasburg

While Atlanta’s pleasantly surprising journeyman Aaron Harang got back to pitching as he had for most of the season, the Braves did what they’ve done to Stephen Strasburg since the Washington ace’s ballyhooed arrival in the majors. They beat him. The Braves scored first on a home run from B.J. Upton in the fifth inning and blew the game open with five runs in the sixth and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper hits a monster home run off Craig Kimbrel

Bryce Harper’s power has fully returned. As evidenced by this swing against his greatest nemesis, he might still have holes in his swing; but Craig Kimbrel found a part of the zone where such a hole does not exist. The Nationals lost the game 6-2, and this came in the bottom of the ninth in a non-save situation. But Harper has taken some impressive pitcher’s deep this season...
Via Diamond Hoggers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Harang bests Strasburg, Braves avoid sweep by front-running Nats

  Aaron Harang outdueled Stephen Strasburg, Justin Upton drove in three runs and the Atlanta Braves avoided a series sweep in Washington with a 6-2 win over the Nationals on Wednesday. The Braves snapped a three-game losing streak as Harang (11-10) held the NL East leaders to one unearned run over seven innings. Upton's RBI single in the sixth broke a 1-all tie, and he added...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta 6, Washington 2; 10 September 2014 (Washington 82-62, Atlanta 75-71)

Photo Credit: sports.yahoo.com On a warm September afternoon, the Nationals went for the sweep of the strongly-disliked Braves. With Stephen Strasburg taking the ball for the home team, things looked promising. The stubborn Braves weren’t discouraged, though. B.J. Upton homered to break a scoreless tie, and Aaron Harang’s precise command held Washington’s offense at bay. The...
Via DC Sports-Kings
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats Lose Game, Win Series

Atlanta avoided a sweep in Washington with a 6-2 win on Wednesday afternoon at Nationals Park. Despite the loss, the Nats (82-62) still lead the National League East by eight full games. The Nationals, who celebrated #Heroes Day at the park, still have a magic number of ten to win the division for the second time in three seasons. Aaron Harang proved to be too much for the Nats bats...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Harang dominates Nats again as Braves break out

Staring down a potential sweep at the hands of the rival Nationals, and a 10-game deficit in the National League East, the Braves put it all together for a day. Justin Upton and B.J. Upton delivered for the offense, which took its first lead in 31 innings, and was aided by a stifling performance from Aaron Harang, as Atlanta rolled to a 6-2 win. Atlanta now sits eight back int the...
Via Fox Sports South
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats Take Series From Braves

The Nationals scored four runs in the first inning on their way to a 6-4 win over the Braves on Tuesday night. Washington now leads the National League East by nine full games and with a league best record of 82-61, the Nats magic number is reduced to ten. The nine game lead is the largest in franchise history, since the club relocated from Montreal in 2005. #KeepTheLineMoving pic...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Caught Looking as Fouls Injure 1,750 Fans a Year

From his perch in the Atlanta Braves infield on May 20, third baseman Chris Johnson heard what sounded to him like the crack of two bats in quick succession. The first was a line drive off the bat of Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez. The second was the ball smashing into the head of an 8-year-old in black shorts and a blue shirt, who was seated in the first row behind first...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats victorious in playoff-like atmosphere against Braves

You want tense, September pennant-race drama against a division rival? You got it tonight when the Nationals and Braves opened a big, 3-game series that will go a long way toward either moving the Nats a step closer to the NL East title or allow Atlanta to sneak its way back into the race. Doug Fister was brilliant over 7 innings of work, shutting out the Braves and even convincing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Growing pains in Atlanta, or big changes coming?

Seven months ago, the Braves signed general manager Frank Wren and manager Fredi Gonzalez to contract extensions of unspecified lengths. Now, in the wake of CEO Terry McGuirk’s "everybody is accountable" comment to Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Jeff Schultz, is it possible that Wren and/or Gonzalez are in trouble? Anything is possible with a team as frustrating...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats, Braves Face Off In Fight For NL East

The rivals meet again. For the last time at Nationals Park and the second-to-last time this season, the Washington Nationals (80-61) and the Atlanta Braves (74-69) will fight for the NL East. The Nationals have a comfortable seven-game lead on the division, but a strong showing from the Braves could make the Nats sweat down the stretch. The Braves currently lead the season series...
Via The Nats Blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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