ATLANTA BRAVES NEWS

Three Cuts: Braves plate 11, blast past Pirates

As an encore to Monday's win where the team scored seven runs on 15 hits, the Atlanta Braves followed on Tuesday with 11 runs on 14 hits to take Game 2 of the series in Pittsburgh against the Pirates. Five batters--Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman, Justin Upton, Evan Gattis and B.J. Upton--notched two hits, and every Braves starter, outside pitcher Aaron Harang, crossed the plate...
Via Fox Sports South
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves jump on Liriano in 11-3 win over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) Justin Upton smashed his 24th home run of the season to spoil Andrew McCutchen's return as the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-3 on Tuesday night. Upton's three-run homer off Francisco Liriano (3-10) in the third broke things open early. He added a two-run single off reliever Brandon Cumpton in the fifth as the Braves extended Pittsburgh'...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Projecting Craig Kimbrel’s legacy

There’s no such thing a true, 100% automatic closer. However, the closest thing in today’s game would have to be Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves. Craig Kimbrel is having another great year and could become one of the best relievers of all time when he retires, but other factors could affect his ranking, too. The Braves are seeking its third straight playoff performance, and...
Via isportsweb.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves win fourth straight with huge first inning, beat Pirates 7-3

This is such a nice way to start a road trip. The Braves scored six first-inning runs off Vance Worley and Ervin Santana was just good enough to win Atlanta's fourth straight game by a final score of 7-3. Three pitches into the game, Jason Heyward sent a home run over the scoreboard in right field; It only took three more for Andrelton Simmons to hit one himself. Six pitches...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Braves in thick of tight NL playoff race

The last time the Atlanta Braves found themselves with their backs against the wall in a playoff race, the foundation was different. Chipper Jones and Brian McCann were still in uniform. So were Martin Prado and Michael Bourn. The pitching staff deferred to the likes of Tim Hudson and Kris Medlen. Those names, for a variety of reasons, do not make up the corps of the 2014 Braves...
Via Fox Sports South
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves defeat Pirates for fourth straight win

After dropping to .500 on the season the Atlanta Braves pulled off a weekend sweep of the Oakland Athletics. On Monday the Braves kept to their new-found winning defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in their series opener at PNC Park. The Braves scored six runs – five earned – in the first inning against Pirates starter Vance Worley. Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons each homered...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta rebound from Dodgers’ visit, sweep A’s

With a 6-run first inning in Pittsburgh tonight, it’s a good time to look back at the last two series and how the Braves fared against two visiting California clubs. As the end of the season inches closer and closer, the Braves continue to be one of the most frustrating and inconsistent clubs in the National League. Managing to win just one against the first place club in the NL...
Via BravesWire
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Venters continues to throw off mound

Jonny Venters continues his rehabilitation from a second ligament-replacement surgery and hopes to face live batters in the near future. The left-handed reliever threw about 30 pitches off a mound Friday – at an estimated 80 percent. He was scheduled to throw a bullpen session Saturday and hoped to throw off a mound again Sunday. “I was encouraged (Friday),” said Venters...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves sign Donnie Murphy

The Braves signed free agent Donnie Murphy and assigned the infielder to Triple-A Gwinnett Saturday.
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves 4, A’s 3

For the second straight game – against the best team in baseball – the Braves’ bats supported a quality performance from their starting pitcher. On Saturday night, Julio Teheran was the beneficiary. The Braves supported their ace with just enough runs en route to a 4-3 victory over the A’s Saturday night at Turner Field. The win came one night after the Braves’ used four...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Streaker causes brief delay in A's-Braves game

ATLANTA (AP) A nude man ran onto the field in the sixth inning of the Oakland Athletics-Atlanta Braves game, briefly interrupting play on Saturday night. With the Braves leading 4-2 in the bottom of the inning, the man jumped onto the field from the stands near the Atlanta dugout and ran toward center field. The reaction from fans was a mix of gasps and roars. Turner Field security...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Medlen confident he’ll pitch in ‘15, hopes it’s with Braves

Five months after having a second reconstuctive elbow surgery and wondering if he’d ever make it back again, Braves pitcher Kris Medlen is back to being Kris Medlen — full of energy, and counting the days until he’s cleared to pick up a baseball in 2 ½ weeks and begin throwing again. “Night and day,” he said of his confidence level now compared to March, when he tore...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

4 Braves hit homers, Wood sharp in 7-2 win over A’s

Freddie Freeman said before Friday’s game that the Braves couldn’t wait any longer to get their offense going, that they had to start playing better now if they hoped to catch the Nationals. He talked the talk, then he and the Braves walked the walk, smashing four homers in a 7-2, series-opening win against American League power Oakland, the team with the best record in baseball...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Heyward takes on Ice Bucket Challenge (video)

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward is the latest to accept the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS awareness. On Friday Heyward had a bucket of ice water dumped on him while he stood in the Braves dugout. Your browser does not support iframes. Heyward was 1-for-4 with two runs scored and a walk in Friday’s game against Oakland. Hard to argue with those results.
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

With A’s In Town, Braves Tickets Going For Below Season Average

The Atlanta Braves have faded recently. After fighting for the NL East lead most of the season, the Braves are now just a game over .500 and six games out of first. They’ve gone just 3-7 in their last ten games and have a negative run differential. Meanwhile the Oakland Athletics haven’t looked much better […]
Via On-Base Talk
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UPDATED: Braves Injury Update: Justin Upton exits with strained hamstring

Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton exited Thursday's game against the LA Dodgers in the eighth inning with an apparent leg injury after hitting an RBI double. B.J. Upton came in to pinch run for him at third base. Video here and below. The team announced after the game that Justin has a mild hamstring straing.Justin Upton's batting line is  .281/.358/.505 with 21...
Via MLB Injury News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton leaves game with apparent leg injury

Justin Upton left Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with an apparent injury to his leg. The Atlanta Braves outfielder slid into third base in the bottom of the eighth inning but came up in obvious pain. B.J. Upton was sent in as a pinch runner. Upton is hitting .281/.358/.505 with 21 home runs and 72 RBI.
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 6, Braves 4: So Long, Atlanta, and Your Awful Tomahawk Chop

There was a moment in the top of the fourth where I really thought it was all going to come crashing down for Roberto Hernandez. He’d survived through the first three innings, though not always smoothly, and then he walked Freddie Freeman, and he walked Justin Upton, and, after getting Chris Johnson to fly out, he’d thrown a wild pitch to allow the runners to advance. He fell...
Via Dodgers Digest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Justin Upton exits

Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton exited Thursday's game against the LA Dodgers in the eighth inning with an apparent leg injury after hitting an RBI double. B.J. Upton came in to pinch run for him at third base. Video and updates to follow as soon as we get them.Justin Upton is hitting .281/.358/.505 with 21 homers and 72 RBI. B.J. Upton remained in the game to play...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ervin Santana dares Dee Gordon to steal on him

After speedy Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon tallied his 52nd stolen base of the season with a swipe of second base against Braves pitcher Ervin Santana last night, a hilarious showdown ensued that featured Santana daring Gordon to proceed to try and take third. Santana’s lucky he didn’t get called for a balk as he egged Gordon on from the rubber, as he appeared to flinch...
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Freddie Freeman’s Wedding Registry Includes $500 Blender, $400 Knife Set

  You probably remember BC telling you way back in January that Freddie Freeman got engaged to former bikini model Chelsea Goff. So...
Via Busted Coverage
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves hold off Dodgers for first win of series

ATLANTA -- A one-run lead with closer Craig Kimbrel coming to the mound in the top of the ninth inning is typically when a sense of calm comes over the home crowd at Turner Field. That wasn't the case on Wednesday. The Braves had lost 11 of their last 13 games, and five in a row to the Dodgers this season. There was no feeling of an impending win from anywhere within the ballpark...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Braves August 13, 2014: So Long Colt, Chone and Stephen

Is this really only the third game of this series? I feel like the Dodgers have been in Atlanta for weeks now, but it’s only half over. That they’ll play two games in less than 24 hours — don’t forget that tomorrow is an early game — probably doesn’t help. Dodgers Braves 4:10 p.m. PT Atlanta, Ga. 2B Gordon RF Heyward CF Puig...
Via Dodgers Digest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Great Sportscast Tribute to Late Robin Williams

Atlanta Braves coverage news channel WSB’s Zach Klein made a neat tribute to late actor Robin Williams by using movie titles Robin played in. Not only a very cool tribute but also incredibly ingenious. R.I.P. Garp. Original story: LA Times Photo: TV and Film Props 14 total views, 14 views today The post Great Sportscast Tribute to Late Robin Williams appeared first on ✶...
Via Sports Mockery
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – the Braves are falling apart

Earlier this season, I wrote a post asking whether the Atlanta Braves were even a good team this year. As we roll along here in the middle of August, I think the answer is a resounding “noooooooooooope”. The Braves lost to the Dodgers for the fifth time this season on Tuesday night, falling to just a game above .500 and a whopping five games behind the Nationals in the NL East...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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