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McCann Stays Hot as Braves Rally Against Mariners
June 29th, 2011 at 2:22 PM
Just when it looked like the Atlanta Braves were headed for a tough loss, Brian McCann made sure that did not happen. Tommy Hanson, in his first start since coming off of the disabled list, overcame some early inning struggles to turn in a quality start, going six innings and giving...

Brandon Beachy, Brian McCann Lead Atlanta Braves Past Seattle Mariners
June 28th, 2011 at 8:48 AM
The Atlanta Braves have relied on the longball and their pitching all year. Monday's game was no different. Brandon Beachy turned in his second straight strong outing after coming off the disabled list last week, going six innings and striking out nine, but he had some cushion before he ever took...

Jonny Venters Blows Save, Atlanta Braves Drop Rubber Game to San Diego Padres
June 27th, 2011 at 9:32 AM
Tim Hudson struck out eight and surrendered no runs in six innings of work, but even that was not enough to propel the Atlanta Braves over the San Diego Padres. The Braves only scratched out two hits and a single run of support for their pitching staff in a 4-1 loss. Hudson's...

Jair Jurrjens Masterful as Atlanta Braves Power Past San Diego Padres
June 26th, 2011 at 9:59 AM
Jair Jurrjens secured his National League leading 10th win, and Dan Uggla had what may have been his best game of the season, as the Atlanta Braves drubbed the San Diego Padres. Jurrjens once again walked a tightrope and got out of some hazardous jams, and Uggla gave Braves fans glimpses...

Brandon Beachy Fans 11, Atlanta Braves Sweep Toronto Blue Jays
June 22nd, 2011 at 10:26 PM
Brandon Beachy's return from the disabled list was more of what fans have seen in recent days from Atlanta Braves pitching. The 24-year-old righty struck out 11 in six innings after missing over a month as the Braves swept the Toronto Blue Jays. Taking his cues from Tim Hudson Monday and...

Mike Minor Throws a Gem, Brian McCann Homers Atlanta Braves Past Toronto Blue Jays
June 22nd, 2011 at 9:20 AM
Mike Minor followed Tim Hudson's example Tuesday with seven innings of superb work and an extra base hit of his own as the Atlanta Braves took the second game of their series with the Toronto Blue Jays. ***PHOTO1*** Minor ran into a little trouble in the first inning, giving up a double...

Chicks Dig the Long Ball: Tim Hudson Does it All in Atlanta Braves Win Over Toronto Blue Jays
June 21st, 2011 at 9:22 AM
Tim Hudson did it all for the Atlanta Braves Monday night as he pitched eight-plus shutout innings and belted his second career home run against the Toronto Blue Jays. ***PHOTO1*** In what was a quintessential pitchers' duel, Ricky Romero's (6-7. 2.98 ERA) only mistake came in the seventh inning. David Ross lead...

Atlanta Braves Ride Unearned Runs Past Texas Rangers, Freddie Freeman Breaks Out of Slump
June 19th, 2011 at 9:15 PM
The Atlanta Braves took advantage of two errors by the Texas Rangers in the bottom of the third inning Sunday to help them avoid their first three-game sweep of the season. ***PHOTO1*** After a rather pedestrian start to the game, Jordan Schafer reached on interference by Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba. After a...

Colby Lewis Shuts Down Atlanta Braves, Tommy Hanson Lands on DL
June 18th, 2011 at 10:28 AM
Though Randall Delgado pitched well, his three earned runs and seven hits in his major league debut were not enough against a Texas Rangers lineup littered with All-Stars. Delgado was solid, especially considering that he had just been called up from Double-A Mississippi. The rookie only gave up an RBI double...

Atlanta Braves Remember How to Hit, Win on Balk
June 17th, 2011 at 12:41 AM
In one of the strangest games of the year, the Atlanta Braves fought past the New York Mets in the series finale in 10 innings, winning 9-8 on a walk-off balk. The top of the Atlanta order cleaned up Thursday night, with Jordan Schafer, Jason Heyward and Chipper Jones combining for...

Atlanta Braves Drop Home Stand Opener to New York Mets
June 14th, 2011 at 11:46 PM
The New York Mets' Jon Niese confounded an injury ravaged Atlanta Braves squad Tuesday, holding off a weakened offense which featured only three Opening Day starters, 4-3. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves managed only six hits in the first game of a nine-game home stand, including five off Niese in his 6 1/3...

Atlanta Braves Drop Series Finale to Houston Astros
June 14th, 2011 at 12:30 AM
After a weekend where everything seemed to go right, the Atlanta Braves failed to finish off a four-game road sweep of the Houston Astros on a night where nearly everything went wrong. Derek Lowe had yet another outing where his sinker did not live up to its name. He got touched...

Bats Wake up for the Atlanta Braves, Cruise Past Houston Astros
June 11th, 2011 at 12:12 AM
The lumber came alive in a big way for the Atlanta Braves tonight as they pelted the Houston Astros 11-4 in the first of a four-game series. "We got into some hitters' counts and swung the bat," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. ***PHOTO1***   Center fielder Jordan Schaffer got it started out for the...

Two Hits Enough as Tommy Hanson Propels Atlanta Braves Past Florida Marlins
June 7th, 2011 at 7:31 AM
Though the Atlanta Braves only managed two hits, Tommy Hanson’s strong start moved Atlanta past the Florida Marlins and into sole possession of second place in the division. ***PHOTO1*** Hanson (7-4, 2.59 ERA) threw six innings of shutout ball, surrendering only two hits and striking out six. He walked five, but the...