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Jason Heyward Lifts Atlanta Braves Over Houston Astros with Grand Slam
March 17th, 2012 at 11:52 AM
Jason Heyward is showing signs of his 2010 self again, most recently Friday night when his grand slam was the difference as the Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros 9-5. ***PHOTO1*** Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez retired the first two batters of the game, but the Braves strung together five two-out hits en...

Mike Minor Solid, Christhian Bethancourt Homers in Tie with Miami Marlins
March 13th, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Mike Minor made more of a case for him to take the fifth starter's spot for the Atlanta Braves by throwing four scoreless innings in a 2-2 tie against the Miami Marlins. ***PHOTO1*** Minor struck out four in his outing and threw 35 out of his 48 pitches for strikes. "I felt pretty...

Brandon Beachy Struggles; Martin Prado, Freddie Freeman Have Big Day in Loss
March 12th, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Brandon Beachy struggled mightily with his control Monday against the St. Louis Cardinals, giving up five walks in three innings as the Atlanta Braves lost their eighth straight game. ***PHOTO1*** Beachy may have only given up one run, but he was not thrilled with the fact that he had to rely on a double...

Tommy Hanson Returns to Mound in Heavy Rain
March 11th, 2012 at 8:32 PM
Tommy Hanson is finally two weeks removed from a concussion, and his shoulder is no longer bothering him. It just happened that the weather played a role in the rain-shortened Spring Training debut for the Atlanta Braves starter. ***PHOTO1*** In his first start since Aug. 6, Hanson was charged with three runs...

Jair Jurrjens Struggles with Control as Atlanta Braves Fall to New York Yankees
March 10th, 2012 at 9:05 PM
Jair Jurrjens seemed to take a step backward on Saturday; he struggled with his control as the Atlanta Braves lost yet another Spring Training game to the New York Yankees. ***PHOTO1*** Jurrjens was tagged for six walks, five hits and three runs in 2 1/3 innings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.  Jurrjens gave...

Randall Delgado, Julio Teheran Look Better; Atlanta Braves Drop Pair of Split-Squad Games
March 9th, 2012 at 8:40 PM
Atlanta Braves prospects Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado were rocked in their Spring Training debut on Sunday, but the two performed much better in their respective split-squad games on Friday. ***PHOTO1*** Both pitchers are attempting to lockdown a spot in the starting rotation until Tim Hudson returns from offseason back surgery, but...

Atlanta Braves Lose 2-1 to Baltimore Orioles, Drop Third in a Row
March 8th, 2012 at 9:54 PM
The Atlanta Braves' spring training struggles continued on Thursday, as they fell 2-1 to the Baltimore Orioles. The loss was their third in a row and dropped them to a 1-5 record in the spring. Despite the Braves' struggles, there were some positives in the game. Eric Hinske hit a solo home...

Julio Teheran, Randall Delgado Have Ugly Outings Against Detroit Tigers
March 4th, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Everyone already knew the Detroit Tigers had power throughout their lineup, but no one envisioned them cranking nine home runs, including seven against Atlanta Braves prospects Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado on Sunday. ***PHOTO1*** Teheran entered in the second inning and allowed six home runs in the first inning alone, topping the...

Mike Minor Looks Strong, but Atlanta Braves Shutout by Detroit Tigers in Spring Opener
March 4th, 2012 at 8:11 AM
Mike Minor threw two scoreless innings for the Atlanta Braves in their Grapefruit League opener against the Detroit Tigers, but the Braves were held hitless until the eighth inning and were shutout 2-0. ***PHOTO1*** In 14 pitches, Minor struck out the side in the first inning by carving up Austin Jackson, Brennan...

Atlanta Braves Knocked Out of Playoff Race with Loss to Philadelphia Phillies
September 29th, 2011 at 12:02 AM
The Atlanta Braves, playing for a wild card berth in the playoffs, dropped their final game of the 2011 season as the Philadelphia Phillies scored the game-winning run in the 13th inning to down the Braves 4-3 on Wednesday night in Atlanta. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves, who once held an 8.5 game lead...

Derek Lowe Has Repeat Performance, Atlanta Braves Now Tied for Wild Card
September 28th, 2011 at 8:27 AM
Derek Lowe was shelled for his 17th loss of the season Wednesday, meaning that once again, the Atlanta Braves will not be able to punch their playoff ticket until game 162. Lowe gave up a typical-for-this-season five runs in four-plus innings to the Philadelphia Phillies, starting with a homer to Chase...

Atlanta Braves Fall to Philadelphia Phillies, Wild Card Lead Stands at One
September 27th, 2011 at 8:08 AM
  Though the Atlanta Braves got to Cliff Lee and the Philadelphia Phillies early, the NL East champions shut down the Wild Card leaders after the second inning of Monday night's game. Though Lee gave up a solo homer to Chipper Jones in the first inning and an RBI double to Alex...

Atlanta Braves Shut Out by Washington Nationals, Wild Card Lead Down to One Game
September 26th, 2011 at 12:21 AM
The Atlanta Braves don't like to make it very easy for themselves. At this point in the season, every game is a must-win for the Braves. However, they were unable to mount any sort of offensive attack as they fell 3-0 to the Washington Nationals on Sunday afternoon. The Braves squandered...

Brandon Beachy Issues Walks, Atlanta Braves’ Wild Card Lead Down to Two Games
September 24th, 2011 at 7:33 PM
Brandon Beachy had trouble with his control again Saturday as the Washington Nationals shut down the Atlanta Braves. The crucial second game of the series shrank the Braves' Wild Card lead over the St. Louis Cardinals to two games with four games left. ***PHOTO1*** Though Beachy fanned nine batters in his six...

Atlanta Braves Shutout, Wild Card Lead Down to 1 1/2 Games
September 22nd, 2011 at 8:25 AM
Atlanta Braves fans may be in panic  mode, but the Braves themselves are simply hoping for an easier run in the last week of September than the first three. Former Brave Javier Vazquez threw seven shutout innings against them Wednesday for the Florida Marlins to shrink their Wild Card lead...

Atlanta Braves Shutout Florida Marlins, Maintain Wild Card Lead
September 20th, 2011 at 11:56 PM
The Atlanta Braves went into Tuesday in desperate need of a win to prevent the St. Louis Cardinals from creeping to 1.5 games away from the Wild Card lead. What they got was five shutout innings from rookie Randall Delgado to even the series with the Florida Marlins. Delgado's five innings...

Florida Marlins Shock Atlanta Braves with Walk-Off Homer
September 20th, 2011 at 8:23 AM
The Atlanta Braves had the Florida Marlins down to the final strike Monday night, but this September does not seem to be playing nice to Atlanta. ***PHOTO1*** Up one run in the bottom of the ninth, Craig Kimbrel had an 0-2 count on Emilio Bonafacio. Bonafacio hit a high chopper to Chipper Jones, who...

Atlanta Braves Blow Lead Late in Game, Fall 7-5 to New York Mets
September 18th, 2011 at 11:21 PM
The Atlanta Braves are making the Wild Card race entirely too interesting. Despite coming back from a 4-1 deficit and taking the lead late in the game, the back end of the bullpen had a rare implosion as the Braves fell 7-5 to the New York Mets on Sunday afternoon. Brandon...

Atlanta Braves Ride Tim Hudson’s Gem Past New York Mets, Pad Wild Card Lead
September 18th, 2011 at 8:02 AM
The Atlanta Braves desperately needed a solid outing from their starting pitching after Derek Lowe's implosion Friday night. Tim Hudson stepped up in what can only be described as a clutch outing against the New York Mets to help Atlanta extend its Wild Card lead. ***PHOTO1*** Hudson locked horns with R.A. Dickey...

New York Mets Blow Out Atlanta Braves; Derek Lowe Throws Less than Three Innings
September 17th, 2011 at 9:26 AM
One thing is for sure - Derek Lowe's September from a year ago is not making an encore performance. The plagued Atlanta Braves righty was shelled by the New York Mets in the series opener Friday night, giving up six runs on nine hits while not getting out of the...