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San Diego Padres Silence Atlanta Braves Bats
August 14th, 2012 at 9:30 AM
The Atlanta Braves dropped their second straight game Monday night. This time it was in the series opener with the San Diego Padres at Turner Field, where Padres starting pitcher Eric Stults kept the Braves offense off-balance in the 4-1 loss. The Padres, meanwhile, used a little luck to manufacture three...

Freddie Freeman Drives in Five, Atlanta Braves Roll Past New York Mets
August 12th, 2012 at 12:18 AM
New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana has always had trouble winning against the Atlanta Braves, but the last two outings have been brutal for him. Freddie Freeman led the Braves charge in the 9-3 win at Citi Field on Saturday night, and Santana didn't even get out of the...

Paul Maholm Shuts Out New York Mets for First Win with Atlanta Braves
August 11th, 2012 at 8:55 AM
The Atlanta Braves should be glad they missed out on Ryan Dempster before the trade deadline, as their second choice has clearly made his adjustments better. Paul Maholm shut out the New York Mets on Friday, giving up only three hits in the Braves' 4-0 win at Citi Field. Maholm needed...

Offense Erupts as Atlanta Braves Claim 12-6 Victory Over Philadelphia Phillies
August 8th, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Tim Hudson blew a five-run lead, but the Atlanta Braves came roaring back to claim a 12-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the rubber game of the series on Wednesday night. Usually when the offense gives Hudson a big lead, it's a guaranteed win. However, Hudson gave up five runs...

Cole Hamels Deals Shutout in Philadelphia Phillies’ 3-0 Victory Over Atlanta Braves
August 7th, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Cole Hamels was on his game against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Hamels shut down the Braves hitters in the Philadelphia Phillies' 3-0 victory over the Braves in the second game of their series in Philadelphia. Hamels, who recently signed a mammoth contract extension with the Phillies, threw a complete...

Kris Medlen Strong Again, Atlanta Braves Finish Off Houston Astros
August 5th, 2012 at 7:55 PM
Kris Medlen is going to give the Atlanta Braves fits once Tommy Hanson is off the disabled list on how to best utilize him. The young righty put together another strong outing in his second start of the season, taking a no decision in the Braves' 6-1 win over the Houston...

Justin Maxwell Hits Two Homers for Houston Astros, Spoils Paul Maholm’s Atlanta Braves Debut
August 5th, 2012 at 8:57 AM
A grand total of two mistakes cost Paul Maholm in his Atlanta Braves debut Saturday. Houston Astros center fielder Justin Maxwell pelted two home runs in the 3-2 loss Turner Field. Maxwell drove in the first two runs for Houston in the fourth with a two-run shot and added a solo...

Tim Hudson Reaches Milestone in Atlanta Braves Win Over Houston Astros
August 4th, 2012 at 8:52 AM
With the Atlanta Braves bullpen desperately needing a break, Tim Hudson churned out a strong start into the eighth inning to win his fifth straight decision. Little did he know, it was also his 100th win as a member of the Braves as they beat the hapless Houston Astros 4-1...

Atlanta Braves Weather Storm, Take Three of Four from Miami Marlins After Rain Delay
August 3rd, 2012 at 8:28 AM
The Atlanta Braves used three-run innings in the first two frames to best the Miami Marlins in a 6-1 ballgame that also brought their homestand record to 6-1 Thursday at Turner Field. The win, which occurred after sitting through a rain delay, was their eighth in nine games. The Braves pelted...

Ben Sheets Finally Takes Loss as Miami Marlins End Atlanta Braves’ Win Streak
August 2nd, 2012 at 8:27 AM
Ben Sheets entered Wednesday's game with the Miami Marlins looking for his four straight win since joining the Atlanta Braves after nearly two years out of baseball. Instead, he ran into bad luck in a three-run first inning as the Braves' seven-game winning streak was snapped with a 4-2 final...

Atlanta Braves Win Seventh in a Row After Defeating the Marlins
August 1st, 2012 at 7:29 AM
The Atlanta Braves have turned back the clock and are winning like the days of old: with dominant starting pitching. Kris Medlen made his first start in over two years and allowed four hits, one run and one walk with three strikeouts in five innings. "He gave us everything we wanted...

Monday Curse Snapped, Atlanta Braves Take Series Opener with Miami Marlins
July 31st, 2012 at 8:45 AM
It wasn't as epic a curse as the Curse of the Bambino, but the Atlanta Braves finally snapped their 2012 Monday Curse on the 13th try. After going 0-12 on Mondays this year, the Braves - with the exception of Tommy Hanson - went with a traditional high socks look...

Atlanta Braves Finish Off Sweep of Philadelphia Phillies
July 29th, 2012 at 10:47 PM
The Atlanta Braves capped off a three-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday afternoon at Turner Field. The 6-2 ballgame finished the second Braves sweep of the Phillies this season, the first time that has happened since 2000. The sweep was also exactly what the Braves needed to start a 10-game...

Mike Minor Leads Atlanta Braves Over Philadelphia Phillies with Eight-inning Effort
July 28th, 2012 at 11:59 PM
The Atlanta Braves continued their dominance of the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday night at Turner Field, showcasing an eight-inning outing by Mike Minor in the 2-1 win. The lefty's sixth win of the season may have been the most impressive start of his young career; he struck out nine Phillies over his...

Tommy Hanson Walks Seven, Atlanta Braves Beat Miami Marlins Anyway
July 25th, 2012 at 8:26 PM
Tommy Hanson put together a historic win Wednesday afternoon in the rubber game of the Atlanta Braves' series visiting the Miami Marlins. Despite his rollercoaster of an outing, the Braves won 7-1 at Marlins Park. In Hanson's five innings, he struck out seven while also giving up seven walks and seven...

Tim Hudson Overcomes Early Struggles, Leads Atlanta Braves Past Miami Marlins
July 24th, 2012 at 11:02 PM
There is good reason Atlanta Braves starting pitcher TIm Hudson has earned the nickname of "Bulldog," and he showed it again Tuesday night against the Miami Marlins in the Braves' 4-3 win at Marlins Park. ***PHOTO1*** Hudson allowed the fish to jump out to an early 3-1 lead, but he dominated over...

Josh Johnson Shuts Down Atlanta Braves Offense in Miami
July 23rd, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Despite another quality start from right-hander Mike Minor, the Atlanta Braves dropped their 16th straight Monday game 2-1 to Josh Johnson and the Miami Marlins. Minor (5-7) pitched seven strong innings, allowing two runs on six hits with four strikeouts and no walks. However, the Marlins jumped on the board early...

Washington Nationals Knock Around Jair Jurrjens, Split Series with Atlanta Braves
July 22nd, 2012 at 9:59 PM
After the Atlanta Braves came back in dramatic fashion to beat the Washington Nationals on Friday, they're back to where they were before the series began. The Nats shelled Jair Jurrjens en route to a 9-2 win Sunday at Nationals Park, salvaging a split after the Braves took the first two...

Atlanta Braves Claim 4-0 Victory Over Washington Nationals in Game One of Doubleheader
July 21st, 2012 at 8:49 PM
Fresh off a thrilling 11-inning comeback victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night, the Atlanta Braves hoped to carry that momentum into the doubleheader on Saturday. So far, so good. Ben Sheets pitched six shutout innings for the second consecutive start, and the Braves defeated the Nationals 4-0 in game one...

Atlanta Braves Overcome Nine-Run Deficit, Stun Washington Nationals in 11 Innings
July 21st, 2012 at 9:00 AM
When it seemed the Atlanta Braves were in for another series of struggling against the Washington Nationals, they overcame a nine-run deficit, gave up the lead and then finally held on in 11 innings to win 11-10 Friday night at Nationals Park. With the last Braves comeback of nine runs coming...