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Atlanta Braves Hit Five Homers in Finale to Take Series from New York Yankees
June 20th, 2012 at 7:56 PM
Now that Freddie Freeman is healthy and Jason Heyward is playing up to the hype that surrounded him in 2010, it seems the Atlanta Braves' young bats may carry them into another winning streak. The pair was responsible for three of Atlanta's five home runs in the 10-5 win over...

Dan Uggla and Chipper Jones in Contention to Start in All-Star Game
June 19th, 2012 at 11:58 PM
With the All-Star Game three weeks away, a couple of Atlanta Braves players might find themselves starting for the National League team. Dan Uggla leads all second basemen with 2,054,920 votes, while Brandon Phillips is second with 1,272,389 votes. Chipper Jones ranks third among third basemen with 1,547,221 votes. He is...

Jason Heyward Does It All in Atlanta Braves Win Over New York Yankees
June 19th, 2012 at 11:02 PM
It has been apparent since the beginning of his career that Jason Heyward has the potential to be a legitimate five-tool player. He had one of his best games all season in doing a little bit of everything to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 4-3 win over the New York...

Atlanta Braves Reschedule Rained Out Game with Washington Nationals
June 19th, 2012 at 9:14 PM
The Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals have rescheduled their rained out game from June 1. They will now play a split doubleheader on July 21 at Nationals Park. Game times will be 1:05 and 7:05, being broadcast on Peachtree TV in Atlanta and on Fox Sports South outside of Atlanta. The original...

Atlanta Braves Fall Flat to New York Yankess, Lose Third Straight
June 18th, 2012 at 11:01 PM
The Atlanta Braves will apparently have to take baby steps to come back to their winning ways from two weeks ago. Mike Minor seemed to have things on cruise control against a hot New York Yankees lineup, but he faltered later on, taking the loss even though the Braves scored...

Freddie Freeman’s Finger Feeling Better After Cortisone Shot
June 18th, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Freddie Freeman has been out of the Atlanta Braves' line-up since last Tuesday after a throw from Jose Reyes hit his finger as he was sliding into second base. Fortunately, Freeman may be back in the line-up soon after two cortisone shots relieved some of the pain in his finger. The...

Atlanta Braves Shut Out for Second Consecutive Game, Lose 2-0 to Baltimore Orioles
June 17th, 2012 at 9:26 PM
The Atlanta Braves' offense is ice cold. Despite a great pitching performance by Randall Delgado, the Braves were shut out for the second consecutive game in a 2-0 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Delgado, who was roughed up a bit in his last start against the New York Yankees, had a...

Baltimore Orioles Shut Out Atlanta Braves After Brandon Beachy Exits with Elbow Injury
June 17th, 2012 at 12:35 AM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy was coasting through the Baltimore Orioles lineup, but instead of talking about a potential Braves no-hit bid, Beachy was pulled and Orioles starter Jason Hammel nearly threw a no-hitter. Hammel threw a one-hitter in the Braves' 5-0 loss at Turner Field. Beachy sat down the first...

Andrelton Simmons Lifts Atlanta Braves Over Baltimore Orioles with Go-Ahead Home Run
June 16th, 2012 at 12:07 AM
In the two weeks since the Atlanta Braves called up Andrelton Simmons, he was widely expected to provide superior defense, but he has also provided some pop at the plate. He atoned for an error that led to a run with a go-ahead homer to snap the Braves' four-game losing...

Atlanta Braves Waste Rallies, New York Yankees Complete Sweep
June 14th, 2012 at 8:24 AM
The Atlanta Braves may be in desperate need of their off day Thursday to recoup from their four-game losing streak. After wasting nearly every scoring opportunity Wednesday, the New York Yankees finished off the three-game sweep in a crushing 3-2 loss. Brian McCann, whose bat seems to have woken up the...

Jonny Venters Gives up Costly Grand Slam as Atlanta Braves Blow Lead to New York Yankees
June 12th, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Jonny Venters had given the Atlanta Braves a faint glimmer of hope that he had rebounded from his disastrous May, he surrendered a game-tying grand slam to Alex Rodriguez. Another homer off Cory Gearrin would give the New York Yankees the lead in the 6-4 loss at Turner Field Tuesday...

New York Yankees Shut Out Atlanta Braves, Randall Delgado Struggles with Control
June 11th, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Randall Delgado showed the promise scouts have talked about in his start in Miami last week, but the young righty struggled with his control, issuing six walks as the Braves lost 3-0 to the New York Yankees at Turner Field Monday night. The six walks were a...

Atlanta Braves Give up Six-Run Inning, Fail to Sweep Toronto Blue Jays
June 10th, 2012 at 9:07 PM
Julio Teheran was enjoying a fine outing in his first start with the Atlanta Braves in 2012, but the Toronto Blue Jays ruined that with a big fifth inning to spoil the sweep attempt Sunday at Turner Field. The Braves gave up a season-high six runs in the fifth to snap...

Atlanta Braves Use the Long Ball to Claim 5-2 Victory Over Toronto Blue Jays
June 9th, 2012 at 10:58 PM
It is safe to say the Atlanta Braves have put that eight-game losing streak behind them. The Braves defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 behind Tommy Hanson's strong pitching and home runs by Dan Uggla and rookie Andrelton Simmons. The Braves extended their current winning streak to six games and have won...

John Smoltz Inducted into Braves Hall of Fame and Has Number Retired
June 8th, 2012 at 10:53 PM
One of the greatest Atlanta Braves of all time was forever immortalized on Friday night. John Smoltz was inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame and had his number retired in a ceremony prior to the Braves' series opener with the Toronto Blue Jays.  Smoltz was not only one of the...

Mike Minor Wins First Game Since April, Atlanta Braves Hit Four Homers to Complete Sweep of Miami Marlins
June 8th, 2012 at 8:41 AM
Mike Minor has been considered a candidate to be sent down to the minors, but the Atlanta Braves may want to rethink that after he pitched around and out of trouble to win his first game since April 19, while the offense blasted four home runs to sweep the Miami...

Chipper Jones to Partner with New York Jets Quarterback Tim Tebow to Open Training Facility in Orlando
June 7th, 2012 at 2:09 PM
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is partnering with New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow to open a D1 Sports Training facility in Orlando, Florida. The facility will have an indoor turf field and weight room along with a sports medicine and therapy clinic. The clinic will be run by Orlando...

Tim Hudson Throws Shutout, Dan Uggla Blasts 200th Homer in Atlanta Braves Blowout of Miami Marlins
June 5th, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Tim Hudson threw his 13th career shutout and even drove in a pair of runs to propel the Atlanta Braves to an 11-0 win over the Miami Marlins in their first trip to the new Marlins Park. After giving up 12 runs over his last two starts, Hudson only needed 108...

Atlanta Braves Reacquire Ruben Gotay; Demote Joey Terdoslavich to Mississippi
June 5th, 2012 at 10:17 PM
The Atlanta Braves announced two roster moves on Tuesday: the team has reacquired middle infielder Ruben Gotay from the Toronto Blue Jays and has sent struggling third baseman Joey Terdoslavish to Mississippi (AA). Gotay returns to the Braves for a third stint with the club. He was initially claimed off waivers back...

Atlanta Braves: Jonny Venters’ Struggles Continue, May Continue to See Reduced Role
June 4th, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Jonny Venters has continued to struggle over the past month, and it appears he may have been relegated to a lesser role in the Atlanta Braves bullpen. Venters had two unbelievable seasons in 2010 and 2011, and he was off to a dominant start in April. He didn't allow a run through...