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Atlanta Braves Reassign Brian Snitker to Manage Triple-A Gwinnett, Promote Doug Dascenzo to Third Base Coach
October 14th, 2013 at 3:47 PM
There will only be one difference in the Atlanta Braves' coaching staff in 2014. Brian Snitker has been reassigned to manage Triple-A Gwinnett. Doug Dascenzo has been promoted to take Snitker's place as third base coach. Dascenzo spent 13 years managing in the San Diego Padres minor league system before spending the last two...

FOX Broadcasters Jinxing No-Hitters in American League Championship Series
October 13th, 2013 at 10:52 PM
Tim McCarver can't retire soon enough. He's jinxed no-hitters two nights in a row for the Detroit Tigers in the American League Championship Series. He, along with fellow FOX announcer Joe Buck, couldn't wait to talk about Anibal Sanchez's no-no bid in Saturday's win over the Boston Red Sox. Max Scherzer's...

Atlanta Braves Could Make Push for Big Name Starting Pitcher in Offseason
October 12th, 2013 at 10:02 AM
The Atlanta Braves will start 2014 with mostly the same starting rotation as this season, but they could make a move to land a big name starting pitcher on the free agent market. It's pretty much assumed that Paul Maholm and Freddy Garcia are on their way out, and Tim Hudson's...

“Fire Fredi Gonzalez” Crowd Apparently Didn’t Follow Atlanta Braves Much This Season
October 10th, 2013 at 8:30 AM
A lot of people are putting the blame for the Atlanta Braves' four-game exit from the National League Division Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers squarely on the shoulders of Fredi Gonzalez. A lot of those people are also calling for him to be fired. Stop it. Seriously, just stop. It was understandable...

What Happens When a Lip Reader Sees What Atlanta Braves Craig Kimbrel Said in the NLDS
October 9th, 2013 at 11:11 PM
We've already addressed how Fredi Gonzalez wasn't about to bring in Craig Kimbrel for more than four outs in what turned out to be the deciding loss in game four of the National League Division Series, but deadspin.com had a lip reader take a look at what cameras capture the Atlanta...

Atlanta Braves’ Fredi Gonzalez Stands Firm on not Throwing Craig Kimbrel Two Innings
October 9th, 2013 at 4:46 PM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has taken a lot of heat for not going to Craig Kimbrel in the eighth inning of their fateful game four National League Division Series loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he maintains that he wouldn't have done it any other way. The decision resulted in...

Culprit Found: Atlanta Braves’ Brian McCann Used Dan Uggla’s Bat in Golden Sombrero Performance
October 8th, 2013 at 8:48 AM
Brian McCann had one of the worst games of his career in the Atlanta Braves' 4-3 National League Division series game four loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers that knocked them out the playoffs, and the culprit may be that he was using one of Dan Uggla's bat. If you...

Atlanta Braves Season Ended by Juan Uribe Homer in NLDS Game Four
October 8th, 2013 at 1:22 AM
Instead of going to Craig Kimbrel for a two-inning save, the Atlanta Braves endured a heartbreaking loss to lose the National Leauge Division Series 3-1, thanks to a Juan Uribe go-ahead homer in a 4-3 game on Tuesday. Yasiel Puig started the fateful eighth inning with a double off David Carpenter. After...

Atlanta Braves Players Boycotted Chipper Jones’ First Pitch in NLDS
October 7th, 2013 at 10:36 PM
It's true. Chipper Jones throwing out the first pitch of game one of the National League Division Series to the mascot was weird enough, but the reason no Atlanta Braves players caught it was because they boycotted him, nypost.com reports. The Braves' distaste for Jones apparently dates back to his prediction...

Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers: NLDS Game 4 Starting Lineups
October 7th, 2013 at 7:24 PM
  NLDS Game 4 October 7, 2013 Atlanta Braves Los Angeles Dodgers Game Details Time: 9:37 PM EDT Stadium: Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, CA) Broadcast: TBS Game Conditions Weather: Sunny Temperature: 76°F - 67°F Wind: SSW 4 MPH Lineups: 1. Jason Heyward, CF 2. Justin Upton, RF 3. Freddie Freeman, 1B 4. Evan Gattis, LF 5. Brian McCann, C 6. Chris Johnson, 3B 7. Andrelton Simmons, SS 8. Elliot Johnson, 2B 9. Freddy Garcia, P 1. Carl Crawford, LF 2. Mark Ellis, 2B 3. Hanley Ramirez, SS 4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B 5. Yasiel Puig, RF 6. Juan Uribe, 3B 7. Skip Schumaker,...

Atlanta Braves to Face Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw in NLDS Game Four
October 7th, 2013 at 4:48 PM
The Los Angeles Dodgers are going for the Atlanta Braves' jugular in game four of the National League Division Series on Monday, skipping Ricky Nolasco's scheduled start in favor of Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw gave up one run and struck out 12 in a winning effort in game one Thursday, meaning he...

Atlanta Braves Fans Have Little Hope of Advancing to NLCS
October 7th, 2013 at 4:29 PM
After perusing many sources over the past 24 hours concerning the Atlanta Braves first three games of the National League Division Series, it appears that an overwhelming majority of fans have no faith in their team and they are prepared for a loss tonight against the Los Angeles Dodgers which...

Looking on the Bright Side: Atlanta Braves Also Blown Out Before Sid Bream’s Slide in 1992
October 7th, 2013 at 8:23 AM
Atlanta Braves fans need something to hold on to after Sunday's 13-6 blowout loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers to put them in a 2-1 hole in the National League Division Series. Mark Bowman tweeted something that may be of use.   13 runs matches the highest total the Braves have allowed...

Atlanta Braves Blasted by Los Angeles Dodgers, Fall Behind 2-1 in NLDS
October 7th, 2013 at 12:11 AM
After a promising start, the Los Angeles Dodgers ended up shelling both Julio Teheran and Alex Wood in game four of the National League Division Series, putting the Atlanta Braves in a 2-1 hole after a 13-6 loss Sunday. Hanley Ramirez particularly torched the Braves with a single, double and triple...

Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers: NLDS Game 3 Starting Lineups
October 6th, 2013 at 5:55 PM
  NLDS Game 3 October 6, 2013 Atlanta Braves Los Angeles Dodgers Game Details Time: 8:07 PM EDT Stadium: Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, CA) Broadcast: TBS Game Conditions Weather: Mostly Sunny Temperature: 86°F - 74°F Wind: WSW 9 MPH Lineups: 1. Jason Heyward, CF 2. Justin Upton, RF 3. Freddie Freeman, 1B 4. Evan Gattis, LF 5. Brian McCann, C 6. Chris Johnson, 3B 7. Andrelton Simmons, SS 8. Elliot Johnson, 2B 9. Julio Teheran, P 1. Carl Crawford, LF 2. Mark Ellis, 2B 3. Hanley Ramirez, SS 4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B 5. Yasiel Puig, RF 6....

Former Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox Throws Out First Pitch of NLDS Game Two: Video
October 5th, 2013 at 8:51 AM
There are few personalities as beloved in Atlanta Braves lore as Bobby Cox, and that showed up once more when he threw out the first pitch of game two of the National League Division Series on Friday. ***VIDEO1*** Cox said previously that he was nervous about throwing a strike or not, but...

Atlanta Braves Even National League Division Series with Win Over Los Angeles Dodgers
October 4th, 2013 at 9:53 PM
In need of a win to avoid going on the road in an 0-2 hole, the Atlanta Braves evened the National League Division Series at one game a piece with a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday at Turner Field. Mike Minor gave up a run on a...

Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves: NLDS Game 2 Starting Lineups
October 4th, 2013 at 5:48 PM
  NLDS Game 2 October 4, 2013 Los Angeles Dodgers Atlanta Braves Game Details Time: 6:07 PM EDT Stadium: Turner Field (Atlanta, GA) Broadcast: TBS Game Conditions Weather: Clear Temperature: 82°F - 73°F Wind: SE 3 MPH Lineups: 1. Carl Crawford, LF 2. Mark Ellis, 2B 3. Hanley Ramirez, SS 4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B 5. Yasiel Puig, RF 6. Juan Uribe, 3B 7. Skip Schumaker, CF 8. A.J Ellis, C 9. Zack Greinke, P     1. Jason Heyward, CF 2....

Atlanta Braves’ Dan Uggla Upset by Roster Decision
October 4th, 2013 at 8:28 AM
Stop us if you've heard this one before. Dan Uggla is unhappy with the Atlanta Braves over his playing time. Papa Uggs went so far as to say he was "blindsided" by the decision to leave him off the Braves' playoff roster. "I'm not blind to my numbers," Uggla said on braves.com....

Clayton Kershaw Dominates, Los Angeles Dodgers Take NLDS Game One from Atlanta Braves
October 4th, 2013 at 12:18 AM
Clayton Kershaw pitched like Clayton Kershaw, dominating over seven innings in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 6-1 win over the Atlanta Braves in game one of the National League Division Series at Turner Field. There just wasn't a whole lot the Braves could do against Kershaw's 12 strikeouts, nine of which came...