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Three Cuts: Nats jump on Miller early, continue dominance of Braves

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves could not keep the winning ways alive on their return to Turner Field. Atlanta swept the Mets to finish off its last homestand, but dropped five of its next six games on the road. And the momentum of winning their last game on the road wasn't enough to carry through for a win Tuesday. The loss pushed the Braves to 36-41 on the season, seven games behind...
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Freddie Freeman’s stay on the disabled list will be longer than expected

Freddie Freeman‘s stay on the Atlanta Braves disabled list was supposed to end on Friday.  But his injured wrist has not responded to treatment and no one seems to know when he’ll be back. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez told local Atlanta media on Tuesday that Freeman is “frustrated” and that there is no timetable for his return.  The Braves reportedly have decided to try...
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Zimmermann sharp as Nationals beat Braves again, 6-1

ATLANTA (AP) Jordan Zimmermann took a shutout into the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 on Tuesday night to continue their season-long dominance of the division rivalry. The NL East-leading Nationals have won nine straight games in the season series with the Braves - including a three-game sweep at Washington last week. Zimmermann (6-5) ended...
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Braves' Freddie Freeman 'frustrated' as wrist injury not improving

Freddie Freeman loathes missing games, which is making the Atlanta Braves first baseman's stint on the disabled list a frustrating time for him. The Braves were initially hoping to have Freeman return to the team from a bone bruise in his right wrist after his 15 days on the DL were up, which would have been Friday, but manager Fredi Gonzalez says that's no longer a realistic goal...
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Atlanta Braves: Looking on the bright side

Freddie Freeman While the Atlanta Braves are still only six games back in the NL East, trailing the Washington Nationals and New York Mets; they haven’t done enough for anyone to expect them to compete with Washington and New York atop the NL East Standings the rest of the way. Atlanta currently sits four games under .500 (36-40 overall). Mainly because they are 18th in the league...
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Braves assistant GM: We're not gutting this team at trade deadline

The Atlanta Braves are in a reloading phase, but they are by no means only focused on the future, and will act accordingly at the trade deadline. The Braves are currently 36-40, which is currently good enough for third place in the NL East. Although, there is little chance Atlanta will make the postseason this year, the front office is still focused on fielding the best possible...
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Braves' Andrelton Simmons reveals key to offensive improvement

Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has been known primarily for his outstanding defense during his major-league career, but he's been hitting the ball much better this season, and recently revealed what's led to his improvement. "I give [hitting coach Kevin Seitzer] headaches in the cage, but I'm seeing the results of what we're doing," Simmons said. "It's definitely helping...
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Chopcast: Braves look to end Nationals' recent dominance

The Atlanta Braves are coming off a disappointing series in Pittsburgh, one in which Alex Wood's Sunday effort prevented a sweep, and now look to end an extended losing streak against the Nationals. Our writers discuss Wood, the Nats' latest challenge, Williams Perez's injury and more.
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Nationals-Braves Preview

Shelby Miller and Jordan Zimmermann locked up in a superb duel last week but neither pitcher could end his winless drought. For Miller, that has reached seven games, and the right-hander will try for another dominant outing Tuesday night against the Washington Nationals while helping the Atlanta Braves avoid matching their longest losing streak to their NL East rivals. Miller retired...
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Atlanta Braves: Three best offseason trades

The Atlanta Braves had one of the most active offseasons in Major League Baseball, with many of their moves helping them build for the future. Although these moves are centered on the future, many of the moves have helped the Braves this season as well. These are my top three moves that the Braves made this offseason. 1. Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden for Shelby Miller and Tyrell...
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Braves outfielder Eury Perez avoids serious injury in collision

The Atlanta Braves won their game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, 2-1, but it didn't come without a major scare. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, both left fielder Eury Perez and center fielder Cameron Maybin collided due to a miscommunication while the two were converging on a fly ball in the left-center gap. Perez lied on the warning track in pain after the collision...
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After 9 years, Braves reliever Kelly gets called up for first time

It's been a long road filled with plenty adversity, but Atlanta Braves reliever Ryan Kelly has finally been called up to The Show. Kelly was promoted by the Braves for their game Sunday afternoon, marking the first time the 27-year-old righty has been called up in his nine-year career. "It's such a surreal feeling," Kelly said. "Words can't describe the feelings that you have. I...
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Three Cuts: Wood silences Pirates' bats; Braves halt 5-game slide

Here are three random, but detailed takes from the Braves' 2-1 victory over the Pirates on Sunday -- Atlanta's first and only win from a brief road swing through Washington and Pittsburgh: 1. Alex Wood made up for his short outing against the Pirates from a few weeks ago -- in quality and quantity Heading into the weekend, Wood had surrendered three or fewer earned runs in 12 of...
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Wood sharp as Braves top Pirates 2-1 to end losing streak

PITTSBURGH (AP) Alex Wood pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning to win for the first time in five starts, and the Atlanta Braves edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Sunday. Jace Peterson hit his third homer for the Braves as they ended a season-high, five-game losing streak. Chris Johnson added two hits and Nick Markakis drove in a run. Wood (5-5) scattered five hits and struck...
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After 9 years in the minors, Atlanta Braves’ Jake Brigham gets call to majors

“I just started crying,” 28 year old Jake Brigham said. “I’ve been in the minor leagues nine years. I’ve been with several different organizations. When [my manager] told me, it was just overwhelming. It was a really good feeling.” Brigham is referring to the feeling he experienced upon hearing of the news that he was finally leaving the farm, instead headed to the big...
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Atlanta Braves trade rumors: featuring Chris Johnson

About a month ago the Atlanta Braves traded for third baseman Juan Uribe, a two-time World Series champion, known as much for his contribution to team morale as he is for his on-the-field play. Of course, I don’t mean that to sound like a bad thing; Uribe is a good teammate, a great teammate even. So great in fact that the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ organization, a team he spent four...
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Bone bruise lands Braves pitcher Perez on disabled list

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Atlanta Braves have placed rookie starting pitcher Williams Perez on the 15-day disabled list with a bone bruise in his left foot. Perez, unbeaten in eight starts, left Friday night's loss to Pittsburgh in the fifth inning shortly after getting hit in the foot with a line drive off the bat of Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison. Perez attempted to stay in the...
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Braves place starter Williams Perez on DL with foot contusion

Braves starter Williams Perez is headed to the disabled list with a left foot contusion after being hit by a baseball on Friday night. Perez wore a walking boot out of Pittsburgh's PNC Park following his start, which was eventually cut short after Pirates outfielder Josh Harrison's fifth-inning comebacker to the mound hit his foot. Perez went down but, after an examination from trainer...
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Williams Perez to be placed on 15-day DL

The Atlanta Braves have just announced that Williams Perez is headed to the 15-day DL with a left foot contusion. Perez has only pitched in 11 games this season, but he’s been successful to date. Thus far, he is 4-0 with a 2.88 ERA and 38 strikeouts. In last night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Perez was struck in the left ankle by a line drive, forcing him to come out...
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Breaking Down a Weird Season for Nick Markakis

View image | gettyimages.com Going into this season, most in and around the league thought that the Braves would not produce many runs, what with the departure of Justin Upton, Evan Gattis, and Jason Heyward. Atlanta’s only major signing in the off-season was picking up Nick Markakis for $44 million over the next 4 years. In his past 4 seasons with the Orioles, Markakis has...
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Banuelos is looking like the one that got away

Last winter, after Brian Cashman traded him, a few of the Yankee "prospect" blogs conveniently downsized their assessments of Manny Banuelos. He went from being a big-hope-for-a-comeback to a never-gonna-make-it. Excitement was building over the Yankees big acquisition: David Carpenter!The fact that longtime Yankee executive Gordon Blakely had jumped to Atlanta - where he orchestrated...
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Three Cuts: Searching for runs, Braves drop extra-inning affair to Pirates

The Atlanta Braves scored a run in the second inning when back-to- back singles were followed by back-to-back walks. But that run (a gift from Pirates starter Francisco Liriano), and a solo home run from Juan Uribe, was the only offense Atlanta could muster. In their last eight games, the Braves have been on a scoring drought. They've put up 15 runs since June 18 (1.9 per game),...
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Atlanta Braves’ season in the balance this weekend against the Pittsburgh Pirates

Forgive me if it seems that I’m being overly dramatic here.  But it is conceivable that if the Atlanta Braves get swept by the Pittsburgh Pirates this weekend at PNC Park, they can start looking to 2016 because this season will be over for them. The Braves arrive in Pittsburgh having lost three games in a row and trailing the Washington Nationals by five games in the National...
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Nick Markakis’ record errorless streak ends at 398 games

As the cliché goes, all good things must come to an end. That lesson was learned again on Thursday, when Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis saw his record of 398 games without an error come to an end in the first inning of the Braves ugly 7-0 loss against the Washington Nationals. Leading off in the bottom of the first, Denard Span singled to Markakis in right field. Markakis...
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Atlanta Braves’ Cameron Maybin should be an All-Star

Two days ago the fifth update for the 2015 NL All-Star fan vote came out, and to no one’s surprise there is not one Atlanta Braves‘ player listed on the entire thing, not one single player. Just to clarify, 40 players are named and not one of them wears a Braves uniform. It’s not that outlandish, though. The Braves aren’t a very good baseball team. They’re scrappy, and...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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