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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...

Atlanta Braves Defeat Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 Behind Strong Pitching and Timely Hitting
April 28th, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Coming off of a 5-2 road trip, the Atlanta Braves stayed hot as they began a four-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 6-1 victory on Friday night in Atlanta. The Braves' offense didn't show much life through the first six innings as they managed to muster only two runs against AJ Burnett. However, the offense kicked into high gear against the Pirates' bullpen in the seventh inning. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves...

Atlanta Braves Rally in Ninth, Take Series from Los Angeles Dodgers
April 26th, 2012 at 8:46 AM
The Atlanta Braves ended their road trip in dramatic fashion Wednesday with a three-run rally in the ninth inning to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 and win the series. The win left the Braves flying home with a 5-2 record against Arizona and L.A. ***PHOTO1*** Down 2-1, Braves hitters were tasked...

Chipper Jones Homers on 40th Birthday, Leads Atlanta Braves Past Los Angeles Dodgers
April 25th, 2012 at 1:51 AM
Chipper Jones has always had a flair for the dramatic on his birthday, and his 40th was no except Tuesday when his solo home run off Aaron Harang was key to evening the series between the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers. ***PHOTO1*** Harang had mostly smooth sailing most of the night, but...

Jair Jurrjens Throws Season-low Three Innings, Optioned to Triple-A
April 24th, 2012 at 8:22 AM
Jair Jurrjens saw his awful start get even late Monday night. After pitching a season-low three-plus innings and taking a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Atlanta Braves optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett. ***PHOTO1*** Jurrjens gave up five runs on nine hits in three-plus innings in the 7-2 loss. The fifty pitch...

Five-run Inning Costs Atlanta Braves Five-game Winning Streak
April 22nd, 2012 at 8:18 PM
Randall Delgado has had a tendency in his Major League starts to have a single bad inning. Sunday, that bad inning was enough to cost the Atlanta Braves their five-game winning streak as they fell 6-4 to the Arizona Diamondbacks. ***PHOTO1*** After getting two outs in the second inning, the Diamondbacks loaded...

Tommy Hanson Throws Gem, Atlanta Braves Take Third Straight Over Arizona Diamondbacks
April 21st, 2012 at 11:54 PM
The Atlanta Braves did not throw up 10 runs Saturday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks, but the offense scored just enough to support a gem thrown by Tommy Hanson to win the club's fifth straight game. ***PHOTO1*** Hanson evened his record at 2-2 by throwing seven strong innings, getting charged with only...

Atlanta Braves Continue to Ride Hot Bats, Pitching Over Arizona Diamondbacks
April 21st, 2012 at 9:42 AM
The Atlanta Braves may have started 0-4, but one would never know by watching their last 10 games. They won their fourth straight game and ninth out of 10 Friday when they blew out the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-1. ***PHOTO1*** During their 10-game hot streak, the Braves have scored 74 runs, the most...

Atlanta Braves Breeze Past New York Mets in Damp Series Finale
April 18th, 2012 at 5:04 PM
The Atlanta Braves, most specifically Dan Uggla, have never had much success against New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey, but the Bravos lit up him and the scoreboard en route to a 14-6 win on getaway day to secure the series. ***PHOTO1*** Uggla, who had never recorded a hit off Dickey...

Atlanta Braves Shell Johan Santana, Even Series with New York Mets
April 18th, 2012 at 12:08 AM
After Johan Santana and the New York Mets shut down the Atlanta Braves on Opening Day and proceeded to beat them in their first four meetings, the Braves got their revenge on Tuesday as they knocked around Santana en route to the shortest outing of his career. ***PHOTO1*** It seemed the Mets...

Atlanta Braves Fall 6-1 as New York Mets Silence Bats
April 16th, 2012 at 10:55 PM
The Atlanta Braves were swept by the New York Mets in the opening series of the season in the Big Apple. After winning five straight games, the Braves were hoping their luck would change against the Mets back in Atlanta. However, their bats went quiet and Tommy Hanson gave up...

Mike Minor Makes Longest Atlanta Braves Start of Season, Wins Pitchers Duel Over Milwaukee Brewers
April 14th, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Mike Minor finally provided the Atlanta Braves with their first start of the year in which a pitcher recorded an out after the fifth inning, out-dueling Shaun Marcum and the Milwaukee Brewers to win the series in a 2-1 ballgame. ***PHOTO1*** Minor started out the game with a walk and a single...

Atlanta Braves Blow Lead, Rally Late to Beat Milwaukee Brewers
April 13th, 2012 at 11:54 PM
After an 0-4 start, the Atlanta Braves have now strung together three consecutive wins. When they hung a six spot in the fifth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers, it seemed the Braves were in for an easy win in their home opener, but it took a broken-bat single from Dan Uggla...

Atlanta Braves Take Series with Victory Over Houston Astros
April 12th, 2012 at 12:30 AM
It seems as though the Atlanta Braves' offense is finally clicking on all cylinders as the team earned its second straight win over the Houston Astros 6-3 on Wednesday night. The Braves flexed their muscle, pounding out 11 hits, including three extra base knocks and were also helped out by four...

Four Errors Drop Atlanta Braves to 0-4
April 10th, 2012 at 8:10 AM
Although the Atlanta Braves started their season 0-3, there was still hope heading into Monday with the fact that the 2003 Braves won 101 games. They are now heading into dangerous territory, as the 1988 started 0-4 and ended with 106 losses. ***PHOTO1*** In the series opener with the Houston Astros, three...

Atlanta Braves Swept by New York Mets
April 8th, 2012 at 7:26 PM
The Atlanta Braves have not been fun to watch so far this season, and it nearly became an utter nightmare Sunday afternoon when they were swept by the New York Mets, and Jon Niese nearly threw the first no-hitter in Mets history. ***PHOTO1*** Though the Braves drew four walks off Niese in...

Jair Jurrjens Shaky, Offense Quiet in Loss to New York Mets
April 7th, 2012 at 7:37 PM
Jair Jurrjens provided some optimism for the Atlanta Braves with his final two Spring Training starts, but he lasted only 4 1/3 innings in his first start since Aug. 30. ***PHOTO1*** Jurrjens took the loss to the New York Mets in the 4-2 ballgame Saturday afternoon at Citi Field. He was able to...

New York Mets Blank Atlanta Braves on Opening Day
April 5th, 2012 at 7:28 PM
Tommy Hanson handled his first career Opening Day start well, but the same woes that plagued the 2011 Atlanta Braves showed up when the New York Mets shut them out 1-0. ***PHOTO1*** Hanson looked strong in his five-plus innings at Citi Field. The lone run he gave up came when he allowed...

Atlanta Braves End In 5-5 Tie With New York Yankees
March 28th, 2012 at 7:39 PM
Jason Heyward hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning, and Freddie Freeman continued his hot hitting with a blast of his own as the Atlanta Braves ended Wednesday afternoon's contest with the New York Yankees in a 5-5 tie. ***PHOTO1*** Heyward's immense talent was on full display on Wednesday, as...

Atlanta Braves’ Mike Minor Continues to Impress as Team Ties Baltimore Orioles
March 18th, 2012 at 6:27 PM
The Atlanta Braves' Sunday afternoon contest with the Baltimore Orioles may have ended in an unexciting 2-2 tie, but Mike Minor gave the Braves plenty of reason to be optimistic. Minor pushed his spring scoreless innings streak to 14 by pitching five innings and giving up only two hits and...