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Atlanta Braves Fall Short in 4-3 Loss to St. Louis Cardinals
September 11th, 2011 at 2:51 PM
Derek Lowe gave up four early runs, and the Atlanta Braves were never able to recover as they lost 4-3 to the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday night. Lowe settled down to pitch six innings with six strikeouts while giving up four runs. While obviously not his best start, he held the...

Atlanta Braves Ride the Arm of Julio Teheran to Complete Doubleheader Sweep Against New York Mets
September 9th, 2011 at 12:44 AM
The Atlanta Braves managed to put their recent struggles in the rearview mirror as they completed a sweep of the New York Mets in a doubleheader on Thursday. Behind a strong performance by rookie pitcher Julio Teheran, the Braves finally figured out Dillon Gee and defeated the Mets 5-1 in...

Bats Come Alive as Atlanta Braves Take Game One of Doubleheader Against New York Mets
September 8th, 2011 at 10:52 PM
After a disappointing three-game sweep at the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies, it would be easy for the Atlanta Braves to coast through a one-day trip to New York on Thursday. Instead of having a scheduled day off, the Braves had to play a doubleheader against the New York Mets...

Atlanta Braves Give up Lead, Swept by Philadelphia Phillies
September 8th, 2011 at 9:28 AM
The Atlanta Braves finally suffered their first three-game sweep of the season at the hands of the Philadelphia Philles, and some unusual circumstances produced that. The Phillies came from behind on the Atlanta bullpen to take the final game 3-2. The game started by Brandon Beachy throwing a gem, giving up one...

Atlanta Braves Waste Opportunities Against Philadelphia Phillies
September 7th, 2011 at 8:42 AM
The Atlanta Braves surely had plenty of opportunities to break open a rain delayed game on Philadelphia Phillies rookie Vance Worley. Those scoring chances were wasted, however, en route to the Braves dropping the second game of the series 6-3. After a nearly two-hour delay, the game was a story of...

Cliff Lee Shuts Down Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies Light up Derek Lowe
September 6th, 2011 at 9:26 AM
The Atlanta Braves can now only hope Derek Lowe can return to his September 2010 form after the 38-year-old pitcher returned to his July 2011 self Monday. The Philadelphia Phillies roughed him up for seven runs - five earned - over five innings to take the first game of an...

Atlanta Braves Rally and Walk Off in 4-3 Victory Over Los Angeles Dodgers
September 5th, 2011 at 1:53 AM
With a less than star-studded lineup facing off against the potential Cy Young award winner, it was reasonable to expect the Atlanta Braves to have a tough time salvaging the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The outlook was even bleaker after Matt Kemp launched a three-run home run to...

Atlanta Braves Director of Player Development Kurt Kemp Steps Down
September 3rd, 2011 at 12:03 PM
Kurt Kemp, the Atlanta Braves director of player development, stepped down on Friday to pursue other baseball opportunities. Kemp began his Braves career as an area scout in 1998, a position he held for four years. He then spent five years as a cross-checker and has served as director of...

Atlanta Braves Blow Five-Run Lead to Los Angeles Dodgers, Drop Series Opener
September 3rd, 2011 at 9:27 AM
Just when the Atlanta Braves had the first game of a three-game series in the bag against the Los Angeles Dodgers, they quickly had a rude awakening the Dodgers obliterated their five-run lead and then some, dropping the series opener 8-6. Atlanta initially did a good job of roughing up Dodgers...

Jair Jurrjens to See Knee Specialist; Tommy Hanson Rehab Progresses
September 3rd, 2011 at 12:18 AM
Tommy Hanson, who has not pitched since August 6 in New York, threw in the outfield at Turner Field for about 10 minutes before the Atlanta Braves played the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. Hanson was informed on Monday by Dr. James Andrews that the discomfort he has been experiencing in...

Atlanta Braves Use Strong Pitching and Long Ball to Defeat Washington Nationals 5-2 in Rubber Match
September 2nd, 2011 at 11:40 PM
Brian McCann and Chipper Jones hit solo home runs early in the game, and Tim Hudson rebounded from his previous outing to deliver a strong pitching performance as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Washington Nationals 5-2 Thursday night. McCann hit a solo shot in the bottom of the first inning to...

Atlanta Braves Add Infield Depth with Trade for Jack Wilson
September 1st, 2011 at 9:00 PM
After being silent on the trade front during the entire waiver period, it was reasonable to assume the Atlanta Braves were done after they traded for Matt Diaz. However, Frank Wren showed a sense of urgency and a commitment to winning this year by trading for Jack Wilson from the...

Craig Kimbrel Sets Rookie Record as Atlanta Braves Even Series with Washington Nationals
September 1st, 2011 at 8:48 AM
Craig Kimbrel stole the show in the ninth for the Atlanta Braves as he set the major league rookie record with his 41st save of the year. He struck out two Washington Nationals in the final frame to secure the 3-1 final and even the series. After the Braves rebounded for...

Atlanta Braves Trade for Matt Diaz in Waiver Deadline Deal
August 31st, 2011 at 10:46 PM
The "hittin' fool" is coming home. Matt Diaz, who spent the previous five seasons with the Atlanta Braves, rejoined his former team after the Pittsburgh Pirates traded Diaz to the Braves for a player to be named later. The Braves were looking for a right-handed hitting bench player to complement Eric...

New York Mets Ride Chris Capuano’s Gem Past Atlanta Braves
August 26th, 2011 at 10:50 PM
Chris Capuano fired a two-hit shutout for the New York Mets in what was supposed to be the series opener - and then turned in to the only game - against the Atlanta Braves Friday. The Mets lefty faced one batter over the minimum 27 in the Braves' 6-0 loss. It...

Atlanta Braves, New York Mets Postpone Final Two Games of Series Due to Hurricane Irene
August 26th, 2011 at 4:45 PM
As Hurricane Irene plows her way up the East Coast, the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets have postponed Saturday and Sunday's games at Citi Field. The games will be made up on Sept. 8 in the form of  doubleheader, with the Braves utilizing the off day between a series with...

Brian McCann Blasts Two Home Runs as Atlanta Braves Defeat Chicago Cubs
August 25th, 2011 at 8:04 PM
The Atlanta Braves offense got off to a hot start early on and Brian McCann hit two home runs in the game as the Atlanta Braves downed the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Thursday night. Brandon Beachy was given the start for Atlanta and picked up his seventh win of the season...

Jason Heyward Hits Grand Slam, Craig Kimbrel Ties Record in Atlanta Braves’ Win Over Chicago Cubs
August 24th, 2011 at 8:10 AM
Out of the three hits Jason Heyward tallied Tuesday, his first one in the fourth inning happened to go over the fence for his first career grand slam. The homer was the difference as the Atlanta Braves sneaked a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs. The top of the fourth saw the...

Chicago Cubs Fail to Capitalize on Opportunities, Drop Series Opener to Atlanta Braves
August 23rd, 2011 at 12:36 AM
The Atlanta Braves have not given up a run in their last 26 innings, and Jair Jurrjens somehow did not ruin the streak with one of his ugliest lines of the year. Regardless, the Braves shut out the Chicago Cubs 3-0 in the first of four games. Jurrjens gave up eight hits...

Atlanta Braves Use Pitching, Defense to Complete Sweep of Arizona Diamondbacks
August 22nd, 2011 at 8:38 AM
The Atlanta Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, as Tim Hudson had some flashy help from his defense to squeak out a 1-0 win. Hudson only need the lone run provided by Alex Gonzalez's solo home run in the third inning off Arizona starter Josh Collmenter. That...