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Atlanta Braves Rally in Ninth, Take Series from Los Angeles Dodgers
April 26th, 2012 at 8:46 AM
The Atlanta Braves ended their road trip in dramatic fashion Wednesday with a three-run rally in the ninth inning to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 and win the series. The win left the Braves flying home with a 5-2 record against Arizona and L.A. ***PHOTO1*** Down 2-1, Braves hitters were tasked...

Chipper Jones Homers on 40th Birthday, Leads Atlanta Braves Past Los Angeles Dodgers
April 25th, 2012 at 1:51 AM
Chipper Jones has always had a flair for the dramatic on his birthday, and his 40th was no except Tuesday when his solo home run off Aaron Harang was key to evening the series between the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers. ***PHOTO1*** Harang had mostly smooth sailing most of the night, but...

Atlanta Braves Call Cory Gearrin up to Bullpen
April 24th, 2012 at 9:05 PM
The Atlanta Braves have called up Cory Gearrin from Triple-A Gwinnett to take the spot vacated when they optioned Jair Jurrjens to the minors. Gearrin nearly made the team out of Spring Training until he struggled in two consecutive appearances toward the end. The Braves faced with the choice of Gearrin...

Jair Jurrjens Throws Season-low Three Innings, Optioned to Triple-A
April 24th, 2012 at 8:22 AM
Jair Jurrjens saw his awful start get even late Monday night. After pitching a season-low three-plus innings and taking a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Atlanta Braves optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett. ***PHOTO1*** Jurrjens gave up five runs on nine hits in three-plus innings in the 7-2 loss. The fifty pitch...

Freddie Freeman Named National League Player of the Week
April 23rd, 2012 at 6:40 PM
Freddie Freeman put the Atlanta Braves on his shoulders last week, and he was rewarded by being named the National League Player of the Week on Monday. ***PHOTO1*** In a week where the Braves went 5-1, Freeman racked up 11 hits to accumulate a .478 average with 14 RBIs and a 1.087...

Five-run Inning Costs Atlanta Braves Five-game Winning Streak
April 22nd, 2012 at 8:18 PM
Randall Delgado has had a tendency in his Major League starts to have a single bad inning. Sunday, that bad inning was enough to cost the Atlanta Braves their five-game winning streak as they fell 6-4 to the Arizona Diamondbacks. ***PHOTO1*** After getting two outs in the second inning, the Diamondbacks loaded...

Tommy Hanson Throws Gem, Atlanta Braves Take Third Straight Over Arizona Diamondbacks
April 21st, 2012 at 11:54 PM
The Atlanta Braves did not throw up 10 runs Saturday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks, but the offense scored just enough to support a gem thrown by Tommy Hanson to win the club's fifth straight game. ***PHOTO1*** Hanson evened his record at 2-2 by throwing seven strong innings, getting charged with only...

Atlanta Braves Continue to Ride Hot Bats, Pitching Over Arizona Diamondbacks
April 21st, 2012 at 9:42 AM
The Atlanta Braves may have started 0-4, but one would never know by watching their last 10 games. They won their fourth straight game and ninth out of 10 Friday when they blew out the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-1. ***PHOTO1*** During their 10-game hot streak, the Braves have scored 74 runs, the most...

Tim Hudson Victorious in Rehab Start with Gwinnett Braves
April 19th, 2012 at 12:08 AM
In his third minor league rehab start of the year, Atlanta Braves' veteran pitcher Tim Hudson earned his first victory in his comeback from November back surgery. ***PHOTO1*** After making his first two starts with the Rome Braves, Hudson made an appearance with the Gwinnett Braves for the first time since 2009....

Atlanta Braves Breeze Past New York Mets in Damp Series Finale
April 18th, 2012 at 5:04 PM
The Atlanta Braves, most specifically Dan Uggla, have never had much success against New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey, but the Bravos lit up him and the scoreboard en route to a 14-6 win on getaway day to secure the series. ***PHOTO1*** Uggla, who had never recorded a hit off Dickey...

Atlanta Braves Shell Johan Santana, Even Series with New York Mets
April 18th, 2012 at 12:08 AM
After Johan Santana and the New York Mets shut down the Atlanta Braves on Opening Day and proceeded to beat them in their first four meetings, the Braves got their revenge on Tuesday as they knocked around Santana en route to the shortest outing of his career. ***PHOTO1*** It seemed the Mets...

Atlanta Braves Fall 6-1 as New York Mets Silence Bats
April 16th, 2012 at 10:55 PM
The Atlanta Braves were swept by the New York Mets in the opening series of the season in the Big Apple. After winning five straight games, the Braves were hoping their luck would change against the Mets back in Atlanta. However, their bats went quiet and Tommy Hanson gave up...

Mike Minor Makes Longest Atlanta Braves Start of Season, Wins Pitchers Duel Over Milwaukee Brewers
April 14th, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Mike Minor finally provided the Atlanta Braves with their first start of the year in which a pitcher recorded an out after the fifth inning, out-dueling Shaun Marcum and the Milwaukee Brewers to win the series in a 2-1 ballgame. ***PHOTO1*** Minor started out the game with a walk and a single...

Atlanta Braves Blow Lead, Rally Late to Beat Milwaukee Brewers
April 13th, 2012 at 11:54 PM
After an 0-4 start, the Atlanta Braves have now strung together three consecutive wins. When they hung a six spot in the fifth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers, it seemed the Braves were in for an easy win in their home opener, but it took a broken-bat single from Dan Uggla...

Dale Murphy Will Join Atlanta Braves’ TV Booth
April 12th, 2012 at 11:33 PM
After getting a taste of the broadcast booth during Spring Training, Atlanta Braves legend Dale Murphy will serve as an analyst in at least 14 games this season. Murphy hoped he would be able to get behind the microphone this season, and he will get that opportunity starting on Sunday afternoon....

Tim Hudson Struggles in Second Minor League Start
April 12th, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Atlanta Braves' veteran pitcher Tim Hudson struggled mightily in his second rehab assignment of the season, picking up his second consecutive loss while starting for the Class-A Rome Braves. The right-hander pitched just four innings, allowing five earned runs on nine hits while recording only one strikeout. Hudson also had a...

Atlanta Braves Take Series with Victory Over Houston Astros
April 12th, 2012 at 12:30 AM
It seems as though the Atlanta Braves' offense is finally clicking on all cylinders as the team earned its second straight win over the Houston Astros 6-3 on Wednesday night. The Braves flexed their muscle, pounding out 11 hits, including three extra base knocks and were also helped out by four...

Four Errors Drop Atlanta Braves to 0-4
April 10th, 2012 at 8:10 AM
Although the Atlanta Braves started their season 0-3, there was still hope heading into Monday with the fact that the 2003 Braves won 101 games. They are now heading into dangerous territory, as the 1988 started 0-4 and ended with 106 losses. ***PHOTO1*** In the series opener with the Houston Astros, three...

Atlanta Braves Swept by New York Mets
April 8th, 2012 at 7:26 PM
The Atlanta Braves have not been fun to watch so far this season, and it nearly became an utter nightmare Sunday afternoon when they were swept by the New York Mets, and Jon Niese nearly threw the first no-hitter in Mets history. ***PHOTO1*** Though the Braves drew four walks off Niese in...

Jair Jurrjens Shaky, Offense Quiet in Loss to New York Mets
April 7th, 2012 at 7:37 PM
Jair Jurrjens provided some optimism for the Atlanta Braves with his final two Spring Training starts, but he lasted only 4 1/3 innings in his first start since Aug. 30. ***PHOTO1*** Jurrjens took the loss to the New York Mets in the 4-2 ballgame Saturday afternoon at Citi Field. He was able to...