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Johnson's HR helps Braves beat reeling Nationals, 8-4

ATLANTA (AP) Kelly Johnson homered and drove in three runs, Eric Stults pitched 6 1-3 strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 8-4 on Monday night to give the Nationals their sixth straight loss. Johnson's two-run homer into the right-field seats came in Atlanta's three-run sixth inning off Doug Fister (1-1). Fister gave up 10 hits and five runs, four earned, in 5 2...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reevaluating The Shelby Miller For Jason Heyward Trade

One of the first big trades of this past winter was between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves. It was a surprising swap of Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden leaving Atlanta in return for Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins. With Cardinals’ ace Adam Wainwright lost for the year, that trade way back in November becomes significantly more meaningful this season. For the...
Via Baseball Essential
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gwinnett Braves Split Doubleheader with Durham

DURHAM, NC – The Gwinnett Braves (6-11) and Durham Bulls (9-9) split a doubleheader Sunday afternoon at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Bulls won the opener 4-2, but the G-Braves responded with a 3-1 victory in game two. In the first game, Gwinnett took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Todd Cunningham led off the game with a single to center off Durham starter Alex Colome...
Via i70baseball
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals-Braves Preview

Few would have predicted the Washington Nationals to be towards the bottom of the NL East standings as the season nears the end of its first month, but that's exactly where they are heading into a three-game set with the Atlanta Braves. Looking to snap a five-game losing streak Monday night, the Nationals will turn to Doug Fister, whose stretch of quality starts ended with a substandard...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 19: Phillies vs Braves

Atlanta Braves (9-8) at Philadelphia Phillies (6-12) Starting Pitchers: PHI: Jerome Williams (1-1 , 3.71) vs.ATL: Trevor Cahill (0-2 , 9.95) Time: 1:35 EST, Citizens Bank ParkTV: MLBN, CSNWeather: Mostly sunny, low 60”sMedia: Twitter and Facebook A note for today:  The Phillies will try to steal the series from the Braves today, but Atlanta’s offense may just have...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies send Williams to mound in rubber match with Braves

View image | gettyimages.com Ryan Howard's second home run of the season wasn't enough as the Phillies (6-12) bullpen let a 2-0 lead slip on Saturday night. The series against the Atlanta Braves (9-8), as well as the Phillies home schedule in April, comes complete on Sunday afternoon. First pitch...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Start Strong, Drop Off to Lose 5-2 Against Braves

Well that was disappointing. After only six pitches for David Buchanan in the first half inning, followed by a ten pitch 2nd inning, and a nine pitch 3rd inning, the first base runner for the Braves came on a walk in the 4th inning during a nine pitch at bat.  David only needed 13 pitches in the inning though, despite the runner, to finish out the inning. The offense saw Ryan Howard...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Simmons homer leads rally in Braves' 5-2 win over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Andrelton Simmons led off the seventh inning with a homer, sparking a rally that helped the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Saturday night. The Braves scored three runs in the seventh and chased David Buchanan (0-4) while snapping a four-game losing streak. Chris Johnson had an RBI single and Eric Young Jr. delivered a go-ahead double that...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 18: Braves vs. Phillies

Atlanta Braves (8-8) at Philadelphia Phillies (6-11) Starting Pitchers: PHI: David Buchanan (0-3 , 9.22) vs.ATL: Shelby Miller (2-0 , 1.69) Time: 7:05 EST, Citizens Bank ParkTV: CSNWeather: Partly Cloudy, 50′sMedia: Twitter and Facebook A note for today:  David Buchanan is looking for his first solid start of the year and his first win of the season.  The Phillies...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Amid struggles, Buchanan aims for first win of season against division-rival Braves

View image | gettyimages.com This evening, with just a couple games remaining on the current, six-game home stand, the Philadelphia Phillies (6-11) will look to build upon last night's 1-0 walk-off victory against the Atlanta Braves (8-8). In order to do so, however, their offense will need to find a...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls Rally for 8-6 Walk-Off Win Over Gwinnett Braves

DURHAM, NC – Durham right fielder Joey Butler drilled a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth off Gwinnett reliever Greg Smith to propel the Bulls (8-8) to an 8-6 win over the G-Braves (5-10) Friday night in the opening game of the three-game series at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The loss spoiled a fine night at the plate for the G-Braves, who came back twice from deficits...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Freeman error allows lone run as Phillies get past Braves

  The Phillies' struggling offense got just enough help from Atlanta to pull out a victory. Freddie Freeman mishandled Ben Revere's ground ball to first, allowing Freddy Galvis to score in the ninth to give Philadelphia a 1-0 win on Friday night. Galvis led off with a single to center against Jim Johnson (1-2), went to second on Cesar Hernandez's sacrifice bunt and third on a passed...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Freeman error allows winning run, Phillies beat Braves 1-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Freddie Freeman mishandled Ben Revere's ground ball to first, allowing Freddy Galvis to score in the ninth to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 1-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night. Galvis led off with a single to center against Jim Johnson (1-2), went to second on Cesar Hernandez's sacrifice bunt and third on a passed ball. Revere hit a chopper toward...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 17: Phillies vs Braves

Atlanta Braves (8-7) at Philadelphia Phillies (5-11) Starting Pitchers: PHI: Aaron Harang (2-1 , 1.96) vs.ATL: Alex Wood (1-0 , 3.93) Time: 7:05 EST, Citizens Bank ParkTV: CSNWeather: Clouds, low 50′sMedia: Twitter and Facebook A note for today:  Aaron Harang has been the Phillies best starter in 2015, and he’ll try to keep up the good work against his 2014 team,...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bartolo Colon: I’m ‘surprised I’m pitching the way I’m pitching’ at 41

Bartolo Colon, 41, is now 4-0 on the season after scattering three earned runs over six innings in the New York Mets’ 6-3 win on Thursday over the Atlanta Braves, the team’s franchise record-breaking 11th consecutive win. Courtesy of his solid start, Colon became only the fourth pitcher in 80 years over the age of...Read More The post Bartolo Colon: I’m ‘surprised I’m...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Norfolk Edges Gwinnett Braves, 4-3

NORFOLK, VA –The Norfolk Tides (9-6) held off a late rally by the Gwinnett Braves (5-9) and hung on for a 4-3 win Thursday afternoon in the finale of the four-game series at Harbor Park. The two teams split the set with all four games being decided by one run. The Tides ran out to an early lead against Gwinnett starter Matt Wisler. In the top of the first, Julio Borbon led off...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Julio Teheran takes bite out of baseball, literally (Video)

Atlanta Braves starter Julio Teheran took a bite out of the baseball, literally, in the first inning of Thursday's game against the New York Mets.Teheran was clearly frustrated with himself after walking three Mets batters to load the bases. After a talk with the Braves pitching coach, Teheran gave up a double to the next Mets batter and all three runners came around to score.Teheran...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

AJ Pierzynski Will Run Over an Umpire If He Has to

It was a weird day for Braves catcher AJ Pierzynski. If you look at the box score alone, it looks like he had a solid day (despite the loss), going 2-4 with a run scored. However, those who watched the game — or followed along on social media — know AJ had quite the adventure on the field. In the fifth inning, AJ was up to usual AJ things, like running over the home plate umpire...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bartolo Colon Jiggles His Way To Amazing Unassisted Pickoff Of A.J. Pierzynski

The Mets beat the Braves 6-3 on Thursday morning and Bartolo Colon thoroughly embarrassed AJ Pierzynski in the process. Sure, Pierzynski managed to get two hits off of Colon but Colon got the last laugh as he somehow caught Pierzynski trying to steal second and simply ran over and tagged him out while Pierzynski stood Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s Julio Teheran Attempting to Devour a Baseball

Braves ace Julio Teheran got off to a bit of a rough start against the New York Mets today, surrendering three walks — and three runs — in a 31-pitch first inning. Daniel Murphy clears the bases with a double, and the Mets jump out to a 3-0 first-inning lead. Julio Teheran had walked the bases loaded. — Kieran Darcy (@KieranDarcy) April 23, 2015 31-pitch first inning...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gwinnett Braves Rally for 3-2 Win at Norfolk

NORFOLK, VA – Behind the clutch hitting of Todd Cunningham, the Gwinnett Braves (5-8) edged the Norfolk Tides (8-6) by a 3-2 score Wednesday in game three of their four-game series at Harbor Park in Norfolk, Va. Cunningham drove in all three runs for the G-Braves, which twice erased one-run Norfolk leads for their second straight win. The Tides struck in the bottom of the first...
Via i70baseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Mets 3 Braves 2 (4/22/15)

The Mets beat the Braves 3-2 to capture their tenth straight victory, running their 2015 home record to 9-0. After a thirty-minute rain delay, the quest to keep the streak alive began with a flourish, then wilted. John Mayberry, Jr. strong>, inserted into the leadoff spot because he devours Braves starter Eric Stults, started the game with a long triple to left. Uncharacteristically...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gwinnett Braves Hang On for 5-4 Win at Norfolk

NORFOLK, VA – The six-game losing streak came to an end for the Gwinnett Braves (4-8) with a determined 5-4 win over the Norfolk Tides (8-5) Tuesday in the second of a four-game series at Harbor Park in Norfolk, Va. It was a see-saw battle for most of the game, with the G-Braves grabbing leads, and the Tides mounting comebacks. Gwinnett designated hitter Joe Benson led off the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Norfolk Clips Gwinnett Braves, 1-0

NORFOLK, VA – Despite a dominate performance from starting right-handed pitcher Mike Foltynewicz, the Gwinnett Braves (3-8) lost their sixth game in a row, a tough 1-0 loss Monday to the Norfolk Tides (8-4) in the opener of the four-game series at Harbor Park in Norfolk, Va. The lone run of the game came in the bottom of the second inning, as Foltynewicz walked Christian Walker...
Via i70baseball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves LHP Andrew McKirahan suspended 80 games for PEDs

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Braves lefty Andrew McKirahan has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. Sources: #Braves left-hander Andrew McKirahan suspended 80 games for PEDs. Rule 5 pick from #Cubs. Claimed on waivers from #Marlins. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 20, 2015 McKirahan, 25, is the third major leaguer...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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