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Missing Chipper Jones and Brian McCann, Faltering Atlanta Braves Offense Falls Short of Cincinnati Reds
May 22nd, 2012 at 10:38 PM
It is no secret that the Great American Ballpark plays small, but the Atlanta Braves cannot wait to get out after giving up three more homers  to the Cincinnati Reds en route to a 4-3 loss Tuesday. It was the first time in 19 games that the Braves have lost...

Mike Minor Gives up Four Home Runs, Atlanta Braves Drop Series Opener to Cincinnati Reds
May 22nd, 2012 at 12:12 AM
It is not often that one can say giving up four home runs is improvement over his previous outing, but Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike MInor gave up the fewest runs in nearly a month in the Braves' 4-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds Monday night. Minor served up four solo...

Randall Delgado Struggles with Control in Atlanta Braves Loss to Tampa Bay Rays
May 19th, 2012 at 7:53 PM
With or without Chipper Jones, pitching is always vital to win, but the Atlanta Braves dropped the second game of their three-game interleague series with the Tampa Bay Rays due to some shoddy pitching on the part of Randall Delgado. The Braves jumped out to a 2-0 lead at Tropicana Field...

Martin Prado Leads Atlanta Braves to Win in Series Opener Over Tampa Bay Rays
May 18th, 2012 at 11:28 PM
The National League's best offense churned out 10 more hits and five more runs Friday night, as the Atlanta Braves took the first of three games against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in a 5-3 final. As has been their custom over the last week or so, the Braves...

Brandon Beachy Pitches Shutout, Atlanta Braves Split Series with 7-0 Victory Over Florida Marlins
May 17th, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Brandon Beachy went into Thursday night's game as the major league leader in ERA. It's safe to say he improved on that number. Beachy pitched his first career shutout as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Florida Marlins 7-0 to earn a series split. Beachy gave up only five hits and recorded six strikeouts...

Mike Minor Falters Again, Atlanta Braves Fall 8-4 to Florida Marlins
May 16th, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Mike Minor struggled in his fourth straight start, and the Atlanta Braves lost 8-4 to the Florida Marlins in the series opener at Turner Field.  Minor gave up six earned runs on six hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings of work. This marked the fourth consecutive start in which...

Atlanta Braves Jump Out to Early Lead, Claim 6-2 Victory Over Cincinnati Reds
May 15th, 2012 at 11:42 PM
The Atlanta Braves' offense was virtually nonexistent in Monday night's loss to the Cincinnati Reds. The Braves were able to turn the tables on Tuesday night, as they jumped out to an early lead and defeated the Reds 6-2 to claim a series split. The Braves staked starter Tim Hudson to...

Jason Heyward’s Double Leads the Way for Atlanta Braves to Sweep St. Louis Cardinals
May 13th, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Just hours after striking out four times Saturday, Jason Heyward ripped a three-run double to give the Atlanta Braves the momentum they need to complete a three-game of the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** Heyward's double in the third inning proved to also be the margin of victory for the Braves...

Brandon Beachy Dominates, Atlanta Braves Roll Past St. Louis Cardinals
May 13th, 2012 at 8:33 AM
In time for Mother's Day, Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy shut down the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday with his mom and family in attendance. Beachy went six innings in the 7-2 win, giving up only two runs to a Cardinals offense that had scored 37 runs over their last...

Atlanta Braves Takes First Game Against St. Louis Cardinals, Win Another Extra-inning Slugfest
May 12th, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Jason Heyward has seen his career do a complete U-turn from 2011, and that continued Friday night when his home run in the 12 inning propelled the Atlanta Braves to a 9-7 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. ***PHOTO1*** The last of the Braves' seven extra-base hits in the...

Atlanta Braves’ Bats Silent in 1-0 Loss to Chicago Cubs
May 9th, 2012 at 10:51 PM
The Atlanta Braves couldn't get their bats going, and they fell 1-0 to the Chicago Cubs in the rubber match of the series on Wednesday afternoon. Tim Hudson pitched a great game for the Braves, giving up only one run on five hits in seven innings. However, he got saddled with...

Randall Delgado Sharp, Atlanta Braves Even Series with Chicago Cubs
May 8th, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Randall Delgado did not get the win Tuesday night against the Chicago Cubs, but he again showed the potential the Atlanta Braves have seen in him all along. ***PHOTO1*** Delgado went 5 2/3 innings, having mostly smooth sailing until the sixth inning when an Alfonso Soriano RBI-double chased him from the game....

Chicago Cubs Use Longball to Back Jeff Samardzija, Cruise Past Atlanta Braves
May 7th, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Tommy Hanson made just two crucial mistakes Monday against the Chicago Cubs, but Jeff Samardzija made one less and lasted an inning longer, giving the Cubs a 5-1 win over the Atlanta Braves. ***PHOTO1*** Hanson gave up only two runs in his six innings of work, and they both came within the first...

Brandon Beachy, Freddie Freeman Lead Atlanta Braves Sweep of Colorado Rockies
May 6th, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Yes, that is a sigh of relief you just heard coming from Denver now that Freddie Freeman has left. He and Brandon Beachy led the charge Sunday afternoon to help the Atlanta Braves sweep the Colorado Rockies. ***PHOTO1*** In a series that already saw two Braves comebacks, Freeman provided a three-run homer...

Atlanta Braves Rally from Early Deficit, Defeat Colorado Rockies 9-8 in Extras
May 5th, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Eric Hinske has been on fire recently, and he kept that going in dramatic fashion on Friday night. Hinske hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the top of the 11th inning to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 9-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies. He tied a career high with four...

Randall Delgado Takes Hard Luck Loss to Philadelphia Phillies
May 3rd, 2012 at 5:16 PM
The Atlanta Braves desperately needed Randall Delgado to pitch deep into Thursday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies after the bullpen threw over seven innings in Wednesday's epic 11-winning win. He did just that, but Joe Blanton did him one inning better by throwing a complete game shutout. ***PHOTO1*** It is not often,...

Chipper Jones Hits Walk-off Homer to Snap Atlanta Braves Losing Streak to Philadelphia Phillies
May 3rd, 2012 at 12:15 AM
It took 11 innings and a combined 28 runs, but the Atlanta Braves finally snapped their eight-game losing streak to the Philadelphia Phillies with a Chipper Jones walk-off home run in extra innings to finish a wild game. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves gave up and scored season highs in runs scored and allowed...

Philadelphia Phillies Ride Wild Pitch Past Atlanta Braves
May 1st, 2012 at 11:33 PM
The Atlanta Braves entered Tuesday having lost their last seven meetings with the Philadelphia Phillies and Brandon Beachy winless in his career against them. Though Beachy pitched well enough to win, he got a hard luck no decision when the deciding run scored via a Jonny Venters wild pitch in...

Mike Minor Roughed up, Atlanta Braves Split Series with Pittsburgh Pirates
April 30th, 2012 at 10:40 PM
The first four starts Mike Minor made in 2012 were more than enough reason to give him the confidence to be in the Atlanta Braves starting rotation. Monday's finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates, however, saw Minor get rocked in a 9-3 loss. ***PHOTO1*** Minor allowed a career high seven runs in a...

Pittsburgh Pirates Shut Down Atlanta Braves, Even Series
April 28th, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Randall Delgado struggled in his first start since officially replacing Jair Jurrjens in the Atlanta Braves starting rotation. He was much more effective against the Pittsburgh Pirates, who evened the four-game series Saturday. ***PHOTO1*** The Pirates entered with the worst offense in the majors with a lineup featuring four starts with batting...