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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...

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...