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Plenty of Time Left for Frank Wren, Atlanta Braves to Make Waiver Trade
August 4th, 2013 at 7:42 PM
A few Atlanta Braves fans freaked out a little when Frank Wren didn't pull off an immaculate deal for a starting pitcher or a utility infielder, but the fact is that there's still the entire month of August to make one happen. There's also historical precedent. In fact, the Braves have...

Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies: Game 112 Starting Lineups
August 4th, 2013 at 6:04 PM
  Game #112 August 4, 2013 Atlanta Braves Philadelphia Phillies Game Details Time: 8:05 PM EDT Stadium: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Broadcast: ESPN Game Conditions Weather: Partly Cloudy Temperature: 75°F - 70°F Wind: NNW 16 MPH Lineups: 1. Jason Heyward, RF 2. Justin Upton, LF 3. Freddie Freeman, 1B 4. Brian McCann, C 5. Chris Johnson, 3B 6. Dan Uggla, 2B 7. B.J. Upton, CF 8. Andrelton Simmons, SS 9. Alex Wood, P 1. Michael Young, 3B 2. Chase Utley, 2B 3....

Atlanta Braves Win Ninth Straight in 12 Inning Victory Over Philadelphia Phillies
August 3rd, 2013 at 9:20 PM
Dan Uggla beat out a bases-loaded fielder's choice to give the Atlanta Braves a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank park on Saturday, giving the Bravos nine straight wins. Jake Diekman got into trouble when he walked Justin Upton to start the inning. With one out, Diekman intentionally walked...

Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies: Game 111 Lineups
August 3rd, 2013 at 3:40 PM
  Game #111 August 3, 2013 Atlanta Braves Philadelphia Phillies Game Details Time: 4:05 PM EDT Stadium: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Broadcast: FOX Game Conditions Weather: Partly Cloudy Temperature: 83°F - 77°F Wind: WSW 10 MPH Lineups: 1. Andrelton Simmons, SS 2. Justin Upton, RF 3. Freddie Freeman, 1B 4. Evan Gattis, C 5. Chris Johnson, 3B 6. Dan Uggla, 2B 7. Joey Terdoslavich, LF 8. B.J. Upton, CF 9. Brandon Beachy, P 1. Jimmy...

Atlanta Braves Beat Philadelphia Phillies for Eighth Straight Win
August 3rd, 2013 at 8:30 AM
The Atlanta Braves kept up their torrid offensive pace while visiting Citizens Bank Park on Friday, using a five-run inning to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 in the series opener. After Kris Medlen gave up back-to-back homers to Darin Ruf and Delmon Young to start the Phillies second inning, Jason Heyward...

Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies: Game 110 Lineups
August 2nd, 2013 at 6:37 PM
  Game #110 August 2, 2013 Atlanta Braves Philadelphia Phillies Game Details Time: 7:05 PM EDT Stadium: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Broadcast: Fox Sports South Game Conditions Weather: Partly Cloudy Temperature: 83°F - 77°F Wind: WSW 10 MPH Lineups: 1. Jason Heyward, CF 2. Justin Upton, RF 3. Freddie Freeman, 1B 4. Brian McCann, C 5. Chris Johnson, 3B 6. Dan Uggla, 2B 7. Joey Terdoslavich, LF 8. Andrelton Simmons, SS 9. Kris Medlen,...

Atlanta Braves Look to Continue Winning Streak Against Philadelphia Phillies: Series Preview and Schedule
August 2nd, 2013 at 3:43 PM
The Atlanta Braves once again destroyed the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, and they look to continue their seven-game winning streak when they travel to Citizens Bank Park for a three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies. The Braves improved their Major League-best home record to 38-15, though they'll look to improve on...

Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves: Game 109 Lineups
August 1st, 2013 at 6:15 PM
  Game #109 August 1, 2013 Colorado Rockies Atlanta Braves Game Details Time: 7:10 PM EDT Stadium: Turner Field (Atlanta, GA) Broadcast: SportSouth Game Conditions Weather: Partly Cloudy Temperature: 83°F - 78°F Wind: W 6 MPH Lineups: 1. Dexter Fowler, CF 2. Corey Dickerson, LF 3. Troy Tulowitzki, SS 4. Wilin Rosario, C 5. Todd Helton, 1B 6. Nolan Arenado, 3B 7. Charlie Blackmon, RF 8. DJ LaMahieu, 2B 9. Chad Bettis, P     1. Jason Heyward, CF 2. Justin Upton, RF 3. Freddie Freeman, 1B 4....

Atlanta Braves Likely to Make Waiver Trade in August
August 1st, 2013 at 8:51 AM
The Atlanta Braves met their biggest need by acquiring Scott Downs from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim before the non-waiver trade deadline. But they still have some needs that will have to be met during August, which will have to be met with a waiver trade. Atlanta will likely pursue...

A Look at How Major League Baseball Waiver Wire Trades Work
August 1st, 2013 at 7:58 AM
The July 31 non-waiver trade deadline came and went for Major League Baseball without just a ton of activity. Now, trades must be made using the waiver system during the month of August. Here's how that works. Any player may be placed on waivers, which are essentially a process of simultaneously...

Atlanta Braves Rip Colorado Rockies Behind Mike Minor
August 1st, 2013 at 12:27 AM
It's hard to describe the offensive roll the Atlanta Braves have been on during their six-game winning streak. They blew up in a seven-run third inning to trample the Colorado Rockies 9-0 Wednesday night at Turner Field. Freddie Freeman produced a four-hit game for the second time in his career, and...

Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves: Game 108 Lineups
July 31st, 2013 at 5:14 PM
  Game #108 July 31, 2013 Colorado Rockies Atlanta Braves Game Details Time: 7:10 PM EDT Stadium: Turner Field (Atlanta, GA) Broadcast: SportSouth Game Conditions Weather: Partly Cloudy Temperature: 79°F - 75°F Wind: SSW 7 MPH Lineups: 1. Dexter Fowler, CF 2. Charlie Culberson, 2B 3. Carlos Gonzalez, LF 4. Troy Tulowitzki, SS 5. Michael Cuddyer, RF 6. Nolan Arenado, 3B 7. Todd Helton, 1B 8. Yorvit Torrealba, C 9. Tyler Chatwood, P     1. Jason Heyward, CF 2. Justin Upton, RF 3. Freddie Freeman,...

Atlanta Braves Make No Moves at Non-Waiver Trade Deadline
July 31st, 2013 at 4:22 PM
Major League Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone at 4 p.m. Eastern time, but the Atlanta Braves refrained from making any major moves. The Houston Astros shipped Bud Norris, who was known to be targeted by Atlanta, to the Baltimore Orioles. That's fine; his platoon splits were awful. The Boston...

Alex Wood Gets First Win as Atlanta Braves Blowout Colorado Rockies
July 30th, 2013 at 11:37 PM
Alex Wood showed off his potential, and Freddie Freeman supported him with two home runs, as the Atlanta Braves thumped the Colorado Rockies 11-3 at Turner Field on Tuesday. ***VIDEO1*** After Wood gave up a run in the first inning, Freeman tied the game with a solo shot off Juan Nicasio. He...

Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves: Game 107 Lineups
July 30th, 2013 at 5:59 PM
  Game #107 July 30, 2013 Colorado Rockies Atlanta Braves Game Details Time: 7:10 PM EDT Stadium: Turner Field (Atlanta, GA) Broadcast: SportSouth, MLB Network Game Conditions Weather: Partly Cloudy Temperature: 87°F - 79°F Wind: NW 3 MPH Lineups: 1. Dexter Fowler, CF 2. DJ LeMahieu, 2B 3. Carlos Gonzalez, LF 4. Troy Tulowitzki, SS 5. Michael Cuddyer, RF 6. Wilin Rosario, C 7. Todd Helton, 1B 8. Nolan Arenado, 3B 9. Juan Nicasio, P 1. Jason Heyward, CF 2. Justin...

Atlanta Braves Approached by Texas Rangers in Trade Talks for Brian McCann
July 30th, 2013 at 8:38 AM
The Texas Rangers are so desperate for a bat, that they recently approached the Atlanta Braves about trading for Brian McCann, Ken Rosenthal reports. With a nine-game lead in the National Leage East, the Braves had no interest in dealing their starting catcher, but the Rangers have asked at least one...

Brandon Beachy Struggles, Andrelton Simmons Hits Walk-Off Triple in Atlanta Braves Win Over Colorado Rockies
July 30th, 2013 at 12:13 AM
Brandon Beachy's return to the Atlanta Braves from Tommy John didn't exactly go as planned Monday, but Andrelton Simmons saved the day with a walk-off triple in the 10th inning of a 9-8 win over the Colorado Rockies at Turner Field. ***VIDEO1*** Dan Uggla started the fateful 10th inning with a lead-off walk...

Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves: Game 106 Lineups
July 29th, 2013 at 6:06 PM
  Game #106 July 29, 2013 Colorado Rockies Atlanta Braves Game Details Time: 7:10 PM EDT Stadium: Turner Field (Atlanta, GA) Broadcast: SportSouth Game Conditions Weather: Partly Cloudy Temperature: 82°F - 74°F Wind: NW 7 MPH Lineups: 1. Dexter Fowler, CF 2. DJ LeMahieu, 2B 3. Carlos Gonzalez, LF 4. Troy Tulowitzki, SS 5. Michael Cuddyer, RF 6. Todd Helton, 1B 7. Wilin Rosario, C 8. Nolan Arenado, 3B 9. Jorge De La Rosa, P 1....

Brandon Beachy Makes 2013 Debut for Atlanta Braves Against Colorado Rockies: Series Preview
July 29th, 2013 at 3:54 PM
The Atlanta Braves finally get Brandon Beachy back for his first start in 13 months as they play a four-game series against the Colorado Rockies at Turner Field. Beachy has made nine minor league rehab starts and is expected to be capped at 100 pitches in his first Major League start...

Atlanta Braves Make Trade for Reliever Scott Downs from Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
July 29th, 2013 at 3:24 PM
The Atlanta Braves have made their trade for a left-handed relief pitcher, acquiring Scott Downs from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for Triple-A pitcher Cory Rasmus, multiple sources report. Downs has a 1.82 ERA in 43 appearances with the Angels this year. He has been used as both...