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Atlanta Braves Lose Sloppy Game to Milwaukee Brewers
September 11th, 2012 at 8:38 AM
The Atlanta Braves couldn't have played a more fundamentally unsound game Monday night against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Despite collecting 10 hits, the Braves lost a 4-1 ballgame and had four runners thrown out on the base paths. The only Braves run came in the fifth inning off an...

Brian McCann’s Sac Fly in 10th Inning Leads Atlanta Braves to Sweep of New York Mets
September 9th, 2012 at 9:32 PM
The road back to production continued for Brian McCann on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field, when he hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to lead the Atlanta Braves in a sweep of the New York Mets in a 3-2 final. The sac fly was McCann's sixth RBI in...

Dan Uggla, Brian McCann Muscle Atlanta Braves Past New York Mets
September 8th, 2012 at 9:42 PM
One thought must be going through every Atlanta Braves fan now that Dan Uggla and Brian McCann had a slump-busting game in the Braves' 11-3 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field on Saturday. It's about time. While it also happens that the Braves won the 19th straight game started...

Atlanta Braves Claim Second Consecutive 1-0 Victory Over Colorado Rockies
September 6th, 2012 at 9:48 PM
The Atlanta Braves managed to defeat the Colorado Rockies 1-0 on Wednesday due to an unearned run. That unlikely scenario unfolded again on Thursday afternoon when the Braves claimed another 1-0 victory over the Rockies in an unusual fashion. Juan Francisco raced home to score the game's lone run when pitcher Jhoulys...

Atlanta Braves Can’t Capitalize on Scoring Chances, Fall to Colorado Rockies
September 5th, 2012 at 8:38 AM
The night after the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies with more runs than hits in the line score, the Braves scored exactly no runs in the 6-0 loss Tuesday at Turner Field. The Braves compounded things by making three errors in the field. Tommy Hanson took the loss - his...

Kris Medlen Throws Complete Game in Atlanta Braves Win Over Colorado Rockies
September 3rd, 2012 at 7:25 PM
Kris Medlen proved stellar for the Atlanta Braves once again, throwing a complete game in the Braves' 6-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Labor Day at Turner Field. The Braves have now won Medlen's last 18 starts, moving his combined relief and starting pitching record to 7-1. He is now...

Chipper Jones Completes Six-run Comeback with Walk-off Homer, Atlanta Braves Avoid Sweep by Philadelphia Phillies
September 3rd, 2012 at 8:32 AM
As if Chipper Jones needed anything else to make his last year with the Atlanta Braves more memorable, he dealt the decisive blow on Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon to complete a five-run ninth inning in the Braves' 8-7 win at Turner Field on Sunday. It at least feels at the...

Atlanta Braves Lose Heartbreaker to Philadelphia Phillies in Extra Innings
September 1st, 2012 at 10:03 AM
When Craig Kimbrel takes the mound with a lead, it's usually a sure-fire Atlanta Braves victory. That wasn't the case on Friday night against the Philadelphia Phillies. With a 5-4 lead in the top of the ninth inning, Erik Kratz drilled an 0-2 pitch from Kimbrel into the left field seats...

Tommy Hanson Struggles Again, Atlanta Braves Drop Series to San Diego Padres
August 30th, 2012 at 8:57 AM
With a big, shutout win Tuesday over the San Diego Padres, the Atlanta Braves were in prime position for the rubber game to end the road trip at .500 on Wednesday at Petco Park. Tommy Hanson once again struggled, but he had rare defensive miscues behind him that ultimately led...

Kris Medlen Masterful Again in Atlanta Braves’ Win Over San Diego Padres
August 29th, 2012 at 8:29 AM
Kris Medlen kept his unbelievable run going Tuesday night at Petco Park when he led the Atlanta Braves to a 2-0 win over the San Diego Padres. Medlen threw eight scoreless innings to keep two impressive streaks alive. On the more important note, Medlen extended his franchise record of 17 consecutive starts that...

Tim Hudson Strong Against San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves Secure Series Split
August 27th, 2012 at 8:59 AM
The night after Mike MInor got on base twice and scored two runs while throwing a gem, Tim Hudson got two hits himself as he threw seven solid innings in the Atlanta Braves' 7-1 win over the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Sunday night. The Braves had lost four of...

Mike Minor Gets It Done at Plate, on Mound in Atlanta Braves Win Over San Francisco Giants
August 26th, 2012 at 8:40 AM
The Atlanta Braves finally gave Mike Minor, albeit two of the runs were scored by himself. After going four starts with exactly no run support, Minor put together a quality start with more than enough for the 7-3 win against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Saturday. Minor drew...

Tommy Hanson, Atlanta Braves Fall Flat; Drop Game One in Series with San Francisco Giants
August 24th, 2012 at 8:13 AM
Barry Zito turned back the clock last night as San Francisco fans chanted his name, channeling the days when another "Barry" roamed right field. The LHP carried a three hit shutout in to the ninth inning as the Braves fell to the Giants, 5-2. Tommy Hanson, making his second start since...

Kris Medlen Does Everything to Help Atlanta Braves Avoid Sweep by Washington Nationals
August 23rd, 2012 at 8:46 AM
The Atlanta Braves mercifully ended their four-game losing streak Wednesday night at Nationals Park, thanks in large part to Kris Medlen throwing seven shutout innings and drawing a key two-out walk that led to the Braves' first runs in the 5-1 win over the Washington Nationals. The win brings the Braves...

Atlanta Braves Fall to Seven Games Back with Loss to Washington Nationals
August 22nd, 2012 at 9:04 AM
If the Atlanta Braves are swept by the Washington Nationals, they may find themselves focusing on the Wild Card race instead of the division. They lost their fourth straight and officially lost the series Tuesday in a 4-1 game at Nationals Park, largely because Paul Maholm couldn't quite keep pace...

Atlanta Braves Waste Opportunities in 13-Inning Loss to Washington Nationals
August 21st, 2012 at 9:04 AM
The Washington Nationals can't lose, and the Atlanta Braves can't beat them. Though the Braves held the Nationals scoreless for 11 straight innings they still dropped the series opener in 13 innings by a 5-4 score at Nationals Park. The game ended with runners on the corners and one out, but...

Ben Sheets Gives up Four Homers, Los Angeles Dodgers Beat Atlanta Braves
August 19th, 2012 at 8:39 AM
In Saturday's Civil Rights Game at Turner Field, no one expected such a strange outcome as the Atlanta Braves were downed by four Los Angeles Dodgers home runs - their only hits of the game - in the 6-2 loss. Ben Sheets gave up a career high four homers as well...

Atlanta Braves Rally, Defeat Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 in Extra Innings
August 18th, 2012 at 3:38 PM
It looked like the Atlanta Braves were on their way to a loss in the series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. However, the Braves rallied in the eighth inning and won on a Juan Francisco walk-off single in the 11th inning. After two quick outs in the...

Chipper Jones Lifts Atlanta Braves Over San Diego Padres with Two Homers, Hit No. 2,700
August 17th, 2012 at 8:50 AM
Atlanta Braves fans are letting Chipper Jones know how much they appreciate his long career. In the Braves' 6-0 over the San Diego Padres at Turner Field on Thursday, Jones blasted two home runs and received two curtain calls. Even if he just hit one home run, it would have been...

Dan Uggla’s Home Run Backs Paul Maholm in Atlanta Braves Win Over San Diego Padres
August 16th, 2012 at 8:42 AM
Let it be known - Dan Uggla has snapped out of his two-month long slump. The Atlanta Braves second baseman belted a three-run homer to back another solid start by Paul Maholm in the Braves' 6-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday at Turner Field. Uggla belted a two-out,...