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Mike Minor Leads Atlanta Braves Over Philadelphia Phillies with Eight-inning Effort
July 28th, 2012 at 11:59 PM
The Atlanta Braves continued their dominance of the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday night at Turner Field, showcasing an eight-inning outing by Mike Minor in the 2-1 win. The lefty's sixth win of the season may have been the most impressive start of his young career; he struck out nine Phillies over his...

Atlanta Braves Sign Miguel Batista to Minor League Contract
July 27th, 2012 at 6:41 PM
Though it's not the blockbuster move everyone is waiting for, the Atlanta Braves signed 41-year-old Miguel Batista to a minor league contract on Friday, tweeted David Lennon. He has been assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett. Batista was released by the New York Mets yesterday after being designated for assignment. It is not expected...

Tommy Hanson Walks Seven, Atlanta Braves Beat Miami Marlins Anyway
July 25th, 2012 at 8:26 PM
Tommy Hanson put together a historic win Wednesday afternoon in the rubber game of the Atlanta Braves' series visiting the Miami Marlins. Despite his rollercoaster of an outing, the Braves won 7-1 at Marlins Park. In Hanson's five innings, he struck out seven while also giving up seven walks and seven...

Tim Hudson Overcomes Early Struggles, Leads Atlanta Braves Past Miami Marlins
July 24th, 2012 at 11:02 PM
There is good reason Atlanta Braves starting pitcher TIm Hudson has earned the nickname of "Bulldog," and he showed it again Tuesday night against the Miami Marlins in the Braves' 4-3 win at Marlins Park. ***PHOTO1*** Hudson allowed the fish to jump out to an early 3-1 lead, but he dominated over...

Ryan Dempster Prefers Los Angeles Dodgers Over Atlanta Braves
July 24th, 2012 at 4:08 PM
It was reported on Monday that the Atlanta Braves were set to acquire Ryan Dempster from the Chicago Cubs, presumably for Randall Delgado. More than 24 hours later, the trade has yet to become official. Dempster, according to major-league sources, does not want to be traded to the Braves, at least...

Josh Johnson Shuts Down Atlanta Braves Offense in Miami
July 23rd, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Despite another quality start from right-hander Mike Minor, the Atlanta Braves dropped their 16th straight Monday game 2-1 to Josh Johnson and the Miami Marlins. Minor (5-7) pitched seven strong innings, allowing two runs on six hits with four strikeouts and no walks. However, the Marlins jumped on the board early...

Atlanta Braves Re-call Jose Constanza, Option Anthony Varvaro to Triple-A
July 23rd, 2012 at 8:47 PM
In a pair of moves Monday, the Atlanta Braves re-called outfielder Jose Constanza and optioned reliever Anthony Varvaro to Triple-A Gwinnett, Dave O'Brien reports. With a healthy Jonny Venters back in the bullpen and Matt Diaz on the DL with a potentially season-ending injury, the Braves opted for more depth on...

Confusion Surrounds Atlanta Braves in Ryan Dempster Deal
July 23rd, 2012 at 7:10 PM
It seems that everyone but Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster was aware of an impending trade to the Atlanta Braves. The deal, which would ship Randall Delgado to Chicago in exchange for the 35-year-old righty, is already subject to Dempster's 10-5 trade protection rights, but Cubs manager Dave Sveum refuted that...

Atlanta Braves Acquire Ryan Dempster from Chicago Cubs in Trade
July 23rd, 2012 at 3:25 PM
The Atlanta Braves accomplished their goal of solidifying their starting rotation by trading for Ryan Dempster of the Chicago Cubs, braves.com reports. Details are not yet available, but it seems the Braves will ship Randall Delgado to the Cubbies as part of the deal. Dempster will make $6 million more this season and...

Washington Nationals Knock Around Jair Jurrjens, Split Series with Atlanta Braves
July 22nd, 2012 at 9:59 PM
After the Atlanta Braves came back in dramatic fashion to beat the Washington Nationals on Friday, they're back to where they were before the series began. The Nats shelled Jair Jurrjens en route to a 9-2 win Sunday at Nationals Park, salvaging a split after the Braves took the first two...

Atlanta Braves Claim 4-0 Victory Over Washington Nationals in Game One of Doubleheader
July 21st, 2012 at 8:49 PM
Fresh off a thrilling 11-inning comeback victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night, the Atlanta Braves hoped to carry that momentum into the doubleheader on Saturday. So far, so good. Ben Sheets pitched six shutout innings for the second consecutive start, and the Braves defeated the Nationals 4-0 in game one...

Atlanta Braves Overcome Nine-Run Deficit, Stun Washington Nationals in 11 Innings
July 21st, 2012 at 9:00 AM
When it seemed the Atlanta Braves were in for another series of struggling against the Washington Nationals, they overcame a nine-run deficit, gave up the lead and then finally held on in 11 innings to win 11-10 Friday night at Nationals Park. With the last Braves comeback of nine runs coming...

San Francisco Giants Outlast Atlanta Braves in Extra Innings
July 19th, 2012 at 8:28 AM
The Atlanta Braves endured one of their ugliest games of the year on Tuesday, but their 9-4, 11-inning loss to the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday at Turner Field is just as stinging. Chad Durbin gave up two separate three-run homers in a six-run 11th inning. After already giving up two...

Atlanta Braves Shut Out by San Francisco Giants, Lose 9-0 in Series Opener
July 18th, 2012 at 11:15 AM
The Atlanta Braves were on a roll heading into Tuesday night's contest with the San Francisco Giants. Riding a seven-game winning streak and playing great baseball, the Braves looked to continue their winning ways. Barry Zito and the Giants, however, would have none of that. Zito pitched seven shutout innings as...

Three-run Eighth Inning, Reversed Call Boost Atlanta Braves Over New York Mets
July 15th, 2012 at 8:27 AM
The Atlanta Braves pushed their winning streak to six games, courtesy of a late rally off the New York Mets bullpen. Jason Heyward hit the go-ahead RBI-single to cap off a three-run eighth in the 8-7 win Saturday at Turner Field. The eighth inning began with the Braves down 7-5, but...

Atlanta Braves Trade with Cincinnati Reds for Paul Janish, Option Randall Delgado to Minors
July 15th, 2012 at 7:59 AM
With Andrelton Simmons out at least six weeks with a broken hand and Jack Wilson on the disabled list with a dislocated pinky, the Atlanta Braves made a trade with the Cincinnati Reds for shortstop Paul Janish in exchange for right-handed pitcher Todd Redmond. Janish is considered a primarily defensive shortstop....

Atlanta Braves Use Patience in 7-5 Victory Over New York Mets
July 14th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
The Atlanta Braves opened the second half of the season on a good note with a 7-5 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night. The Braves' second half started much like their first half ended: defeating a division rival and losing their starting shortstop to injury. Despite Jack Wilson...

Ben Sheets May Start for Atlanta Braves on Sunday
July 11th, 2012 at 1:16 PM
Ben Sheets, the former Milwaukee Brewers ace, may make his return to the big leagues with the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.  Sheets' last start in the majors was in July 2010. The Braves signed him to a minor league deal, and Sheets impressed enough in his two rehab starts to possibly...

Chipper Jones, Atlanta Braves Reps Come up Big in 2012 All-Star Game
July 10th, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Chipper Jones picked up a hit and a good laugh in the 2012 All-Star Game, the last one of us career. Dan Uggla also picked up a hit and an RBI in the National League's 8-0 win at Kauffman Stadium. With a second half pennant race ahead of them, the Atlanta...

Brian McCann, Dan Uggla Homer to Help Atlanta Braves Sweep Philadelphia Phillies
July 8th, 2012 at 9:13 PM
After struggling most of the first half of the season, Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann has finally rediscovered his stroke. He homered in his fourth straight game to lift the Bravos to a sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies in a 4-3 game to head into the All-Star break. McCann's go-ahead shot...