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Series Preview: Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals
April 12th, 2013 at 8:03 AM
The Atlanta Braves get their first look of the 2013 Washington Nationals starting Friday night in a three-game series. Here are some things to watch over the weekend. The Braves carry the Majors' best record at 8-1 into the series while swinging red hot bats, and B.J. Upton and Jason Heyward...

Atlanta Braves Crush Miami Marlins to Finish Sweep
April 11th, 2013 at 8:43 AM
When Chipper Jones coined the terms "yicketty" and "mammo" for home runs and monster home runs last season, he surely didn't envision the power output of this year's Atlanta Braves team. Juan Francisco and Evan Gattis each went mammo as the Bravos finished off a three-game sweep of the Miami...

Atlanta Braves Trade with Baltimore Orioles for Luis Ayala
April 10th, 2013 at 4:33 PM
The Atlanta Braves acquired right-handed relief pitcher Luis Ayala from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor league pitcher Chris Jones on Wednesday afternoon, braves.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** The 35-year-old Ayala has started sluggish with the Orioles this year, giving up two runs through two innings, but he has a 2.40 ERA in...

Atlanta Braves Beat Miami Marlins on Backs of Evan Gattis, Kris Medlen
April 10th, 2013 at 8:30 AM
The Atlanta Braves bumped up their record to 7-1 Tuesday night when they beat the Miami Marlins by a 3-2 score. Evan Gattis and Justin Upton continued carrying the offense while Kris Medlen didn't allow an earned run. ***VIDEO1*** Gattis, who is hitting cleanup in just the second week of his career...

Paul Maholm’s Gem, Justin Upton’s Bat Lead Atlanta Braves Past Miami Marlins
April 9th, 2013 at 9:08 AM
Atlanta Braves fans can expect that Justin Upton and Paul Maholm will eventually look human, but they showed no signs Monday night in their road opener against the Miami Marlins. Upton produced all of the Braves' runs and finished a triple short of the cycle while Maholm threw a gem...

Series Preview: Atlanta Braves Visit Miami Marlins in First 2013 Road Trip
April 8th, 2013 at 3:58 PM
The Atlanta Braves travel to Florida on their first road trip of the year to play the Miami Marlins in a three-game series. It starts a strange string of games in which they have two off days in eight days but only have four more home games the rest of...

B.J. Upton Ties Game for Atlanta Braves, Justin Upton Hits Walk-off Homer Against Chicago Cubs
April 6th, 2013 at 11:39 PM
The Atlanta Braves created history Saturday night at Turner Field. B.J. Upton hit a game-tying home run in the ninth, followed by Justin Upton hitting a walk-off shot two batters later to cap off a 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs. It was the first time a pair of brothers had...

Mike Minor Leads Atlanta Braves Past Chicago Cubs in Series Opener
April 6th, 2013 at 8:47 AM
Mike Minor looked like he didn't miss a beat from the second half of 2012 in Friday night's series opener with the Chicago Cubs. He pitched into the eighth inning for the Atlanta Braves in the 4-1 win. ***VIDEO1*** Minor went 7-2/3 innings, giving up just one run and striking out seven....

Frank Wren Forces Chicago Cubs Off Field During Atlanta Braves Batting Practice
April 5th, 2013 at 11:47 PM
In a maneuver that really shouldn't have needed to happen, Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren had to request of Chicago Cubs manager Dave Sveum that his team leave the field during the Braves' batting practice before Friday night's game at Turner Field, espn.com reports. The Braves wanted to do outfield...

Atlanta Braves Release Prospect Dismather Delgado
April 5th, 2013 at 3:43 PM
The Atlanta Braves have released pitching prospect Dismather Delgado, Matt Eddy tweets. ***PHOTO1*** The 24-year-old Delgado played five seasons in the Braves minor league system, including the last two years at Advanced-A Lynchburg where he went 16-13 with a 3.93 ERA. Delgado, a Panama native, suffered the worst blow to his career when...

Kris Medlen Struggles with Walks, Atlanta Braves Can’t Sweep Philadelphia Phillies
April 5th, 2013 at 8:39 AM
What a run it was for Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kris Medlen. He had issues with control early in the final game of the Braves' series with the Philadelphia Phillies, taking the loss in a 2-0 game at Turner Field and snapping a streak of 23 straight games that he...

Evan Gattis Homers in Debut, Atlanta Braves Cruise Past Philadelphia Phillies
April 4th, 2013 at 9:39 AM
Turner Field was soggy from an entire game's worth of rain, but that didn't stop the Atlanta Braves from shelling Roy Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies in a 9-2 win. Even better, Evan Gattis homered in his much awaited Major League debut. Already up 3-0, Gattis started the fourth inning with...

Atlanta Braves Begin Use of New Bat Knob Decals
April 3rd, 2013 at 8:55 AM
The Atlanta Braves became the latest team in a flurry of clubs flocking to the latest accessory craze - bat knob decals, Uni-Watch reports. The decals quickly identify the players' bats by uniform number while also ensuring anyone with a keen eye knows which team they play for. It's not clear at...

Atlanta Braves Tee Off on Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies for Opening Day Win
April 2nd, 2013 at 8:29 AM
The Atlanta Braves entered the season with expectations of a ton of home runs and a ton of stikeouts. They fulfilled those expectations by blasting three home runs off Philadelphia Phillies starter Cole Hamels in a 7-5 Opening Day win in front of a crowd of 51,456 at Turner Field. Freddie Freeman got...

Lineups for the Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves: 4/1/2013
April 1st, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Have a look at the lineups for the Opening Day matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. Phillies: 1. Ben Revere, CF 2. Jimmy Rollins, SS 3. Chase Utley, 2B 4. Ryan Howard, 1B 5. Michael Young, 3B 6. Domonic Brown, LF 7. John Mayberry, Jr., RF 8. Eric Kratz, C 9. Cole...

Series Preview: Atlanta Braves Host Philadelphia Phillies in Opening Series
April 1st, 2013 at 4:04 PM
The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies have developed a heated rivalry in recent years, and it will be renewed Monday night on Opening Day. Though the teams seem to be headed in different directions, there is still plenty to watch. The Braves led the Grapefruit League with 48 home runs, led...

Predictions for 2013: Atlanta Braves Take Division and the Toronto Blue Jays Win World Series
March 31st, 2013 at 6:51 PM
It's finally that time. Opening Day is here. The first pitch is minutes away. Of course, that means predictions are in order, so here are the official Braves 101 predictions for the 2013 season. AL East: Toronto Blue Jays The Jays are just stacked this year. Assuming R.A. Dickey stays true to...

Atlanta Braves Place Jonny Venters on Disabled List and Call up Evan Gattis
March 31st, 2013 at 5:45 PM
With Sunday being Opening Day, the Atlanta Braves have officially placed Jonny Venters on the 15-day disabled list with his sprained left elbow and purchased the contract of Evan Gattis, the Washington Post reports. Venters will have his elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday, which never bodes well for...

A Comparison of National League East Contenders: Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals
March 31st, 2013 at 2:21 PM
As Opening Day approaches, the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals are the clear front-runners in the National League East. Here's a rundown of their strengths and weaknesses. Atlanta Braves: Pros: There's a ton of buzz around the Braves since the signing of B.J. Upton and the trade for Justin Upton. They, combined...

Atlanta Braves Tweak Road Alternate Uniform
March 30th, 2013 at 7:11 PM
Players of MLB 13: The Show may have already noticed the change (or thought it was a graphic oversight), but the Atlanta Braves will have a different pair of pants to wear with their road alternate jerseys, Uni-Watch reports. As opposed to their regular gray road pants with red and navy...