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Jason Heyward Does It All in Atlanta Braves Win Over New York Yankees
June 19th, 2012 at 11:02 PM
It has been apparent since the beginning of his career that Jason Heyward has the potential to be a legitimate five-tool player. He had one of his best games all season in doing a little bit of everything to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 4-3 win over the New York...

Atlanta Braves Fall Flat to New York Yankess, Lose Third Straight
June 18th, 2012 at 11:01 PM
The Atlanta Braves will apparently have to take baby steps to come back to their winning ways from two weeks ago. Mike Minor seemed to have things on cruise control against a hot New York Yankees lineup, but he faltered later on, taking the loss even though the Braves scored...

Atlanta Braves Shut Out for Second Consecutive Game, Lose 2-0 to Baltimore Orioles
June 17th, 2012 at 9:26 PM
The Atlanta Braves' offense is ice cold. Despite a great pitching performance by Randall Delgado, the Braves were shut out for the second consecutive game in a 2-0 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Delgado, who was roughed up a bit in his last start against the New York Yankees, had a...

Baltimore Orioles Shut Out Atlanta Braves After Brandon Beachy Exits with Elbow Injury
June 17th, 2012 at 12:35 AM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy was coasting through the Baltimore Orioles lineup, but instead of talking about a potential Braves no-hit bid, Beachy was pulled and Orioles starter Jason Hammel nearly threw a no-hitter. Hammel threw a one-hitter in the Braves' 5-0 loss at Turner Field. Beachy sat down the first...

Andrelton Simmons Lifts Atlanta Braves Over Baltimore Orioles with Go-Ahead Home Run
June 16th, 2012 at 12:07 AM
In the two weeks since the Atlanta Braves called up Andrelton Simmons, he was widely expected to provide superior defense, but he has also provided some pop at the plate. He atoned for an error that led to a run with a go-ahead homer to snap the Braves' four-game losing...

Atlanta Braves Waste Rallies, New York Yankees Complete Sweep
June 14th, 2012 at 8:24 AM
The Atlanta Braves may be in desperate need of their off day Thursday to recoup from their four-game losing streak. After wasting nearly every scoring opportunity Wednesday, the New York Yankees finished off the three-game sweep in a crushing 3-2 loss. Brian McCann, whose bat seems to have woken up the...

Jonny Venters Gives up Costly Grand Slam as Atlanta Braves Blow Lead to New York Yankees
June 12th, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Jonny Venters had given the Atlanta Braves a faint glimmer of hope that he had rebounded from his disastrous May, he surrendered a game-tying grand slam to Alex Rodriguez. Another homer off Cory Gearrin would give the New York Yankees the lead in the 6-4 loss at Turner Field Tuesday...

New York Yankees Shut Out Atlanta Braves, Randall Delgado Struggles with Control
June 11th, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Randall Delgado showed the promise scouts have talked about in his start in Miami last week, but the young righty struggled with his control, issuing six walks as the Braves lost 3-0 to the New York Yankees at Turner Field Monday night. The six walks were a...

Atlanta Braves Give up Six-Run Inning, Fail to Sweep Toronto Blue Jays
June 10th, 2012 at 9:07 PM
Julio Teheran was enjoying a fine outing in his first start with the Atlanta Braves in 2012, but the Toronto Blue Jays ruined that with a big fifth inning to spoil the sweep attempt Sunday at Turner Field. The Braves gave up a season-high six runs in the fifth to snap...

Atlanta Braves Use the Long Ball to Claim 5-2 Victory Over Toronto Blue Jays
June 9th, 2012 at 10:58 PM
It is safe to say the Atlanta Braves have put that eight-game losing streak behind them. The Braves defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 behind Tommy Hanson's strong pitching and home runs by Dan Uggla and rookie Andrelton Simmons. The Braves extended their current winning streak to six games and have won...

Mike Minor Wins First Game Since April, Atlanta Braves Hit Four Homers to Complete Sweep of Miami Marlins
June 8th, 2012 at 8:41 AM
Mike Minor has been considered a candidate to be sent down to the minors, but the Atlanta Braves may want to rethink that after he pitched around and out of trouble to win his first game since April 19, while the offense blasted four home runs to sweep the Miami...

Tim Hudson Throws Shutout, Dan Uggla Blasts 200th Homer in Atlanta Braves Blowout of Miami Marlins
June 5th, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Tim Hudson threw his 13th career shutout and even drove in a pair of runs to propel the Atlanta Braves to an 11-0 win over the Miami Marlins in their first trip to the new Marlins Park. After giving up 12 runs over his last two starts, Hudson only needed 108...

Atlanta Braves Salvage Split with Washington Nationals Behind Tommy Hanson, Jason Heyward
June 4th, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson started out with what very well could have been a nightmare of an outing, but he quickly settled in, and, with the help of a clutch hit from Jason Heyward, led the Braves to a series split with the Washington Nationals via a big...

Brandon Beachy and Stephen Strasburg Duel, Washington Nationals Outlast Atlanta Braves
June 2nd, 2012 at 9:56 PM
In one of the better pitching matchups of the year, Brandon Beachy and Stephen Strasburg had a true pitchers' duel at Nationals Park, but the Washington Nationals shut down the Atlanta Braves to take the series opener 2-0 on Saturday. Beachy was charged with two earned runs over 6 1/3 inning,...

Atlanta Braves Beat St. Louis Cardinals, Snap Eight-game Losing Streak
May 29th, 2012 at 11:27 PM
It took more than a week, but thanks to early home runs from Michael Bourn and Dan Uggla, the Atlanta Braves finally snapped their longest losing streak since 2010 with a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Braves, who sat in first place just a week ago, ended their...

Atlanta Braves Drop Seventh Straight as Bullpen Falters in 7-2 Loss to Washington Nationals
May 28th, 2012 at 1:39 PM
It looked like the Atlanta Braves might end their losing streak after they jumped out to a quick lead. However, starter Brandon Beachy relinquished the lead and the bullpen struggled again as the Braves fell 7-2 to the Washington Nationals on Sunday night. “We need to figure out how we can...

Bullpen Gives up Four Runs, Atlanta Braves Lose Sixth Straight
May 26th, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Earlier in the week, it seemed the Atlanta Braves could not get back to Turner Field quickly enough. Now that they have arrived, the Washington Nationals started beating up on their injury-riddled lineup and bullpen, downing the Braves 8-4 Saturday afternoon. With Chipper Jones, Freddie Freeman, David Ross and Brian McCann...

Tim Hudson Gives up Seven Runs, Washington Nationals Drop Atlanta Braves in Opener
May 25th, 2012 at 11:53 PM
A struggling Atlanta Braves squad lost their fifth straight game and dropped to two games behind the Washington Nationals, as Tim Hudson gave up seven runs over 6 2/3 innings in the 7-4 loss. Hudson started and ended on rough notes, giving up four runs in the first on a two-run...

Cincinnati Reds Complete Four-Game Sweep of Atlanta Braves with Grand Slam
May 24th, 2012 at 10:53 PM
The Atlanta Braves should be glad the series with the Cincinnati Reds is finally over; the Reds grand slammed their way into a four-game sweep in the 6-3 loss. Randall Delgado was credited with his fifth straight loss and was charged with four runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings....

Cincinnati Reds Sink Atlanta Braves with Walk-off Homer
May 24th, 2012 at 8:15 AM
In what had been a mostly defensive battle, the Cincinnati Reds took their third straight game against the Atlanta Braves with a cheap walk-off home run that only flew 355 feet on Wednesday. It is the first time the Braves have lost three consecutive games since they lost their first...