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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...

Andrelton Simmons to Begin Rehab Assignment on Monday
September 3rd, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Atlanta Braves rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons was cleared by Dr. Gary Lourie to begin a Minor League rehab assignment. Simmons will begin his rehab assignment on Monday with Double-A Mississippi in their final game of the season. Simmons will join Low-A Rome and High-A Lynchburg in their respective playoff series later...

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...

Atlanta Braves Acquire Jeff Baker from Detroit Tigers
August 31st, 2012 at 11:21 PM
The Atlanta Braves acquired utility player Jeff Baker from the Detroit Tigers on Friday, braves.com reports. The 31-year-old Baker was designated for assignment Friday, prompting general manager Frank Wren to call Dave Dombrowski a call and secure an upgrade in right-handed hitting, a plus since Baker is a career .298 hitter...

Jack Wilson Released by Atlanta Braves, Andrelton Simmons Nears Rehab Assignment
August 31st, 2012 at 11:13 PM
One year to the day of the Atlanta Braves acquiring shortstop Jack Wilson, they released him as reported by braves.com. Wilson had been placed on the 15-day disabled list July 15 with a dislocated pinky finger and was close to returning, but the club couldn't find a role for him in...

Atlanta Braves Look to Keep Owning Philadelphia Phillies in Important Series
August 31st, 2012 at 4:03 PM
The Atlanta Braves will face a suddenly hot Philadelphia Phillies squad in a three-game series starting Friday at Turner Field. Don't let the Phillies' 62-69 record fool you. They've won five of their last seven games, including a sweep of the Washington Nationals. Their 16-12 record so far in August will...

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...

Atlanta Braves Assemble Arizona Fall League Roster
August 29th, 2012 at 9:12 PM
The Atlanta Braves have announced their Arizona Fall League roster, braves.com reports. Out of the six players they are sending, pitcher Zeke Spruill and infielders Edward Salcedo and Nick Ahmed are highlighted in the group with Double-A Mississippi manager Aaron Holbert managing the Phoenix Desert Dogs. Catcher Matt Kennelly and...

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...

Fredi Gonzalez May Sit Dan Uggla Periodically for Remainder of Season
August 27th, 2012 at 8:39 PM
With Dan Uggla continuing to struggle mightily over the last few months, Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez may opt to sit Uggla from time to time. The ever-patient Gonzalez usually would keep sticking Uggla in the lineup until he snapped out of his funk. However, on the heels of last season's epic...

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...

Atlanta Braves Begin Critical West Coast Trip with Series Against San Francisco Giants
August 23rd, 2012 at 8:54 AM
The Atlanta Braves continue their chase for a division crown as they head out West for a critical six game stretch against the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres. They'll begin the trip six games out of the NL East lead behind the Washington Nationals, but hold a three game...

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...

Atlanta Braves Look to Shift Momentum in Series with Washington Nationals
August 20th, 2012 at 4:32 PM
The Atlanta Braves start a vital series with the Washington Nationals tonight in what could end up determining the fate of the National League East pennant race. The Braves are currently 4-8 this season against the Nationals and trail by five games, though they do lead the Wild Card. The only...

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...