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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...

Freddie Freeman to Stick with Oakley Goggles for Now
June 4th, 2012 at 10:05 AM
It seems as if Freddie Freeman has finally round some relief to his eye-issues in the form of Oakley goggles. Freeman was diagnosed with corneal abrasions after playing in rough conditions during the May 4th-6th series in Colorado and has seen his prescription drop considerably since. After complaining of dry sockets...

Atlanta Braves Salvage Split with Washington Nationals Behind Tommy Hanson, Jason Heyward
June 4th, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson started out with what very well could have been a nightmare of an outing, but he quickly settled in, and, with the help of a clutch hit from Jason Heyward, led the Braves to a series split with the Washington Nationals via a big...

Jair Jurrjens Could Be Non-Tendered If Minor League Performance Keeps Suffering
June 3rd, 2012 at 9:54 AM
The Atlanta Braves were forced to send Jair Jurrjens down to Triple-A Gwinnett after he posted a 9.37 ERA in four starts, but his command issues have followed him to the minors, causing a good bit of concern in the Braves organization. Jurrjens got everyone excited when he threw eight shutout innings...

Brandon Beachy and Stephen Strasburg Duel, Washington Nationals Outlast Atlanta Braves
June 2nd, 2012 at 9:56 PM
In one of the better pitching matchups of the year, Brandon Beachy and Stephen Strasburg had a true pitchers' duel at Nationals Park, but the Washington Nationals shut down the Atlanta Braves to take the series opener 2-0 on Saturday. Beachy was charged with two earned runs over 6 1/3 inning,...

Series Opener Between Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals Postponed Due to Rain
June 1st, 2012 at 8:03 PM
Friday night's game between the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals at Nationals Park has been postponed due to heavy rain in the Washington, DC, area. The game, originally scheduled for 7:05 EDT, was pushed back due to rain and a flash flood warning and a tornado watch issued by the National...

Atlanta Braves Beat St. Louis Cardinals, Snap Eight-game Losing Streak
May 29th, 2012 at 11:27 PM
It took more than a week, but thanks to early home runs from Michael Bourn and Dan Uggla, the Atlanta Braves finally snapped their longest losing streak since 2010 with a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Braves, who sat in first place just a week ago, ended their...

Atlanta Braves Send Kris Medlen to Triple-A, Convert to Starter
May 29th, 2012 at 5:52 PM
The Atlanta Braves have struggled to find consistent pitching this year, especially during their eight-game losing streak. In the wake of Kris Medlen and his recent struggles, the club announced Tuesday that he had been optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett with the goal of reconverting him to a starting pitcher. The 26-year-old...

Tommy Hanson Pounded by St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves Extend Losing Streak to Eight
May 28th, 2012 at 6:31 PM
The Atlanta Braves were supposed get an offensive boost when Brian McCann started for the first time since catching the flu last Tuesday. Instead, they got a rough outing out of Tommy Hanson en route to a 8-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, their eighth straight. Hanson did well to...

Atlanta Braves Drop Seventh Straight as Bullpen Falters in 7-2 Loss to Washington Nationals
May 28th, 2012 at 1:39 PM
It looked like the Atlanta Braves might end their losing streak after they jumped out to a quick lead. However, starter Brandon Beachy relinquished the lead and the bullpen struggled again as the Braves fell 7-2 to the Washington Nationals on Sunday night. “We need to figure out how we can...

Bullpen Gives up Four Runs, Atlanta Braves Lose Sixth Straight
May 26th, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Earlier in the week, it seemed the Atlanta Braves could not get back to Turner Field quickly enough. Now that they have arrived, the Washington Nationals started beating up on their injury-riddled lineup and bullpen, downing the Braves 8-4 Saturday afternoon. With Chipper Jones, Freddie Freeman, David Ross and Brian McCann...

Martin Prado May Play Third Base in Chipper Jones’ Absence
May 26th, 2012 at 9:49 PM
With Chipper Jones now on the disabled list, the Atlanta Braves need someone to play third base in his absence. Martin Prado may be the player to do that. The one thing Prado won't do, however, is alternate between third base and left field. "I'm not going to go back and forth,"...

Tim Hudson Gives up Seven Runs, Washington Nationals Drop Atlanta Braves in Opener
May 25th, 2012 at 11:53 PM
A struggling Atlanta Braves squad lost their fifth straight game and dropped to two games behind the Washington Nationals, as Tim Hudson gave up seven runs over 6 2/3 innings in the 7-4 loss. Hudson started and ended on rough notes, giving up four runs in the first on a two-run...

Cincinnati Reds Complete Four-Game Sweep of Atlanta Braves with Grand Slam
May 24th, 2012 at 10:53 PM
The Atlanta Braves should be glad the series with the Cincinnati Reds is finally over; the Reds grand slammed their way into a four-game sweep in the 6-3 loss. Randall Delgado was credited with his fifth straight loss and was charged with four runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings....

Cincinnati Reds Sink Atlanta Braves with Walk-off Homer
May 24th, 2012 at 8:15 AM
In what had been a mostly defensive battle, the Cincinnati Reds took their third straight game against the Atlanta Braves with a cheap walk-off home run that only flew 355 feet on Wednesday. It is the first time the Braves have lost three consecutive games since they lost their first...

Missing Chipper Jones and Brian McCann, Faltering Atlanta Braves Offense Falls Short of Cincinnati Reds
May 22nd, 2012 at 10:38 PM
It is no secret that the Great American Ballpark plays small, but the Atlanta Braves cannot wait to get out after giving up three more homers  to the Cincinnati Reds en route to a 4-3 loss Tuesday. It was the first time in 19 games that the Braves have lost...

Mike Minor Gives up Four Home Runs, Atlanta Braves Drop Series Opener to Cincinnati Reds
May 22nd, 2012 at 12:12 AM
It is not often that one can say giving up four home runs is improvement over his previous outing, but Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike MInor gave up the fewest runs in nearly a month in the Braves' 4-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds Monday night. Minor served up four solo...

Randall Delgado Struggles with Control in Atlanta Braves Loss to Tampa Bay Rays
May 19th, 2012 at 7:53 PM
With or without Chipper Jones, pitching is always vital to win, but the Atlanta Braves dropped the second game of their three-game interleague series with the Tampa Bay Rays due to some shoddy pitching on the part of Randall Delgado. The Braves jumped out to a 2-0 lead at Tropicana Field...

Martin Prado Leads Atlanta Braves to Win in Series Opener Over Tampa Bay Rays
May 18th, 2012 at 11:28 PM
The National League's best offense churned out 10 more hits and five more runs Friday night, as the Atlanta Braves took the first of three games against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in a 5-3 final. As has been their custom over the last week or so, the Braves...