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Reds look to bounce back against Braves

The Atlanta Braves may be in bit of an offensive rut, but they'll likely come out swinging with a matchup against Cincinnati Reds veteran Jason Marquis. The Braves look to take advantage of Marquis' early-inning struggles Saturday night to win back-to-back games for the first time since the season's first week. Atlanta (11-12) has plated nine runs while batting .193 in its last three...
Via AP on Fox
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gwinnett Braves Shut Down by Mud Hens, 7-1

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Gwinnett Braves’ right-handed starter Chien-Ming Wang produced his first quality start of the season Thursday, but Toledo pitching stymied his teammates as the Mud Hens (10-10) sent the G-Braves (8-13) to a 7-1 loss at Coolray Field. Gwinnett managed six hits in 7.0 innings against Mud Hens’ left-handed starter Mike Belfiore (W, 1-3), but only three baserunners...
Via i70baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Foltynewicz getting called up, Johnson on DL for Braves

ATLANTA (AP) Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez says right-hander Mike Foltynewicz will be called up from the minors to make his first career start on Friday. To make room for Foltynewicz on the roster, third baseman Chris Johnson will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left hand. Foltynewicz, a top prospect acquired in the January trade that sent slugger Evan Gattis...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Foltynewicz Likely to Debut Friday, Here is What to Expect

View image | gettyimages.com With Trevor Cahill failing to impress in the Atlanta rotation, Fredi Gonzalez opted to utilize him as a long reliever yesterday which will make him unavailable for Friday’s contest against the Reds. As of now, no announcement has been made about who will be the starting pitcher Friday, but the best guess is that it will be Mike Foltynewicz as he...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What the hell happened to the Braves rotation?

The Atlanta Braves have a well-earned reputation of an organization that consistently churns out solid starting rotations. The names Maddux, Glavine, and Smoltz all immediately come to mind, but while those were the biggest names on those dominant 1990s staffs, don’t forget about guys like Steve Avery, Denny Neagle, and Kevin Millwood. The reputation is still strong to this day...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gwinnett Braves Suffer 8-5 Loss in Series Finale

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Gwinnett Braves’ (8-12) right-handed starter Matt Wisler gave up nine hits Wednesday, including seven for extra bases in an 8-5 loss to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (10-11) at Coolray Field. Despite the loss, the G-Braves won two of three games in the series. The RailRiders drilled six doubles and a triple, plating seven runs off of Wisler (L, 0-3...
Via i70baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pierzynski’s hot start leaves Bethancourt looking for playing time

Atlanta Braves’ A.J. Pierzynski (15) is forced out at second base by Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond (20) on an Alberto Callaspo ground ball in the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) The Braves are in need of offense. After the offseason roster overhaul, Atlanta wasn’t expected to be a contender in the National...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams Perez, Eury Perez Lead Gwinnett Braves to Victory

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Gwinnett right-hander Williams Perez shut down the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ (9-11) offense, and center fielder Eury Perez drove in a pair of runs to lead the G-Braves (8-11) to a 3-2 win Tuesday at Coolray Field. The pitching Perez gave up one run over 7.0 innings, and the hitting Perez drove in two runs in the fifth inning with his second hit of...
Via i70baseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Stults Solid in Atlanta Braves Win Over Washington Nationals

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Eric Stults throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) With two outs in the bottom of the sixth, Braves starting pitcher Eric Stults had the chance to deliver the final dagger to his Nationals counterpart, Doug Fister. Fister had labored his way into...
Via The Sports Journal
4 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
7 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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves off to hot 5-1 start

The Atlanta Braves entered the season with low expectations and a lot of questions. Would anybody even compete with the Nationals in the NL East? Would Atlanta be able to win games after the departures of OF Justin Upton, C Evan Gattis, OF Jason Heyward, and CL Craig Kimbrel? Nobody is giving the Braves a chance this year, nobody except themselves. The Braves will have an entirely...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Andrelton Simmons Steals Hit From Travis d’Arnaud

Since the end of the 2014 campaign, the Atlanta Braves have traded away key players in Jason Heyward, Justin Upton, Craig Kimbrel and Evan Gattis. What they didn’t part with, however, was Andrelton Simmons—the best defensive shortstop in the MLB. And Friday night showed a perfect example of why the Braves kept him around. New York Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud smacked a grounder...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Andrelton Simmons Ridiculous Play Batsignal

activate the andrelton simmons ridiculous play batsignal — pete beatty (@petebeatty) April 11, 2015 Like all of us, Pete Beatty is a writer/editor formerly born — and now currently living — in Cleveland who’s also had an entire career (whilst living in New York City) in the publishing industry. What else Pete Beatty is, is […]
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Keep Building and Borrowing, Add Craig Kimbrel

Right at the deadline, A.J. Preller managed to squeeze in one more major transaction before the dawn of the regular season. We can say that, now, the Padres’ 2014-2015 offseason is complete; we can say that, now, the Padres’ 2014-2015 offseason also includes Craig Kimbrel. He will, presumably, be available to the team for Opening […]
Via Fangraphs
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves trade Craig Kimbrel, B.J. Upton to Padres

You thought all of the major trades were over, huh? You thought there wouldn’t be any big names getting moved until the trade deadline, right? YOU ARE WRONG. The Atlanta Braves have traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel and salary black hole Melvin Upton Jr. to the San Diego Padres for a package that includes outfielders Cameron Maybin and Carlos Quentin. Source: Braves have...
Via The Outside Corner
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves make modest upgrade with Trevor Cahill

On Thursday night, the Atlanta Braves acquired Trevor Cahill and a wheelbarrow full of cash from the Diamondbacks for stalled minor leaguer Josh Elander. Atlanta will only cover roughly $5.5 million of the $12 million that Cahill is owed in 2015, and will also be on the hook for the buyout of his 2016 club option (unless of course, the Braves exercise that $13 million option for...
Via The Outside Corner
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Trevor Cahill Did the Braves Get?

The Braves have acquired Trevor Cahill and cash for their Josh Elander, a 24-year-old former catcher that was playing outfield in High-A Lynchburg for the second time last year. So mostly this transaction is about the Braves getting a cheap starter on the cheap. The quality of that incoming pitcher, and the fit on a […]
Via Fangraphs
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Vizcaino hit with 80-game PED suspension

Vizcaino was acquired for Tommy La Stella this winter and expected to be a prominent figure in the new Braves bullpen. Atlanta Braves’ relief pitcher Arodys Vizcaino was suspended Thursday for testing positive for PED use in violation of the Major League Baseball Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Vizcaino will serve an 80-game, unpaid suspension beginning with the regular...
Via BravesWire
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The top 100 players in baseball: 50-26

As the countdown of the top 100 players in baseball for 2015 turns the corner into its top 50 today, the margin of difference between its ranks gets tighter. Yet..... The post The Top 100 Players In Baseball Of 2015: #50-26 appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joe West casually ejects A.J. Pierzynski mid at-bat

Maybe they were arguing about who’s more unlikable across baseball. Umpire Joe West and Atlanta Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski had a little run-in Wednesday night during the Braves’ spring training game vs. the New York Yankees. West and Pierzynski’s behind-the-plate back-and-forth apparently carried on for just about an entire half inning. The catcher felt his pitcher was...
Via NESN.com
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves manager has concrete block broken on his chest

There was some Karate Kid type of stuff going on in the Atlanta Braves’ locker room recently. Manager Fredi Gonzalez likes to invite motivational speakers to spring training to give that extra edge to his players. This time around, thanks to the suggestion of Jonny Gomes, minister Donnie Moore grasped a sledgehammer and smashed a concrete block on the skipper’s chest as he...
Via Sportsnaut
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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