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Mike Minor Lights Out as Atlanta Braves Win Series Against San Francisco Giants
August 19th, 2011 at 8:38 AM
Sometimes, when a pitcher knows he's hot, he will tell his teammates, "Just give me one." Mike Minor got the only run he needed from Chipper Jones as the Atlanta Braves won the final game and the four-game series against the San Francisco Giants. Giants starter Tim Lincecum made one mistake...

Jair Jurrjens Struggles in Return; Atlanta Braves Fall Short Against San Francisco Giants
August 18th, 2011 at 9:02 AM
Fresh off a stint on the disabled list in an effort to ease the discomfort in his knee, Jair Jurrjens still has not managed to find his first-half form as the San Francisco Giants roughed him up for five runs sin his return for the Atlanta Braves. Jurrjens gave up back-to-back doubles...

Atlanta Braves Sign Wes Helms to Minor League Deal
August 17th, 2011 at 10:55 PM
The Atlanta Braves signed former Florida Marlin Wes Helms to a minor league contract on Wednesday. The Braves have been searching for a right-handed bat off the bench to complement lefty Eric Hinske. Helms, who debuted for the Braves in 1998 and played in Atlanta until being traded to the...

Atlanta Braves Walk Off on San Francisco Giants for Second Straight Night
August 17th, 2011 at 9:11 AM
Following in Freddie Freeman's footsteps from Monday, Martin Prado dribbled an RBI seeing eye single to right field in the bottom of the 11th to give the Atlanta Braves their second straight walk-off win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. The game-winning RBI was set up earlier that inning when...

Freddie Freeman Comes up Big as Atlanta Braves Win in Comeback Fashion
August 15th, 2011 at 11:55 PM
After much back and forth play, the Atlanta Braves used a game-winning two-RBI single in the top of the ninth inning by rookie first baseman Freddie Freeman to defeat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 on Monday night at Turner Field in Atlanta. Braves veteran Tim Hudson got the start on the mound...

Derek Lowe Rough Again as Chicago Cubs Beat Atlanta Braves
August 14th, 2011 at 8:23 AM
Although Dan Uggla extended his hititing streak to 33 games, it was not enough to save another rough outing from Derek Lowe, as the Chicago Cubs evened the weekend series with the Atlanta Braves. ***PHOTO1*** Lowe was off from the start, as Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney led off the game with...

Atlanta Braves Legendary Broadcaster Ernie Johnson Passes Away
August 13th, 2011 at 10:20 PM
Former Atlanta Braves broadcaster Ernie Johnson Sr. passed away Friday night at the age of 87. Johnson's health had been declining for years, and he had recently been moved to a hospice. He is survived by his wife Lois and their three children. Johnson was a broadcaster for the Braves from...

Atlanta Braves Hit Five Home Runs in Defeat of Chicago Cubs
August 13th, 2011 at 2:24 PM
The Atlanta Braves homered five times, including two from Dan Uggla, as they defeated the Chicago Cubs 10-4 on Friday night. The Braves offense got started early as Uggla extended his hit streak to 32 games, a single season record for the Braves and Uggla himself, with a solo shot in...

Atlanta Braves Release Scott Proctor, Promote Arodys Vizcaino from Triple-A
August 12th, 2011 at 12:04 AM
The Scott Proctor era has come to an end. The Atlanta Braves released Proctor Wednesday morning and called up pitching prospect Arodys Vizcaino from Triple-A Gwinnett. Proctor was 2-3 with a 6.44 ERA in 29 1/3 innings. His struggles were really apparent after the All Star Break, when he had...

Dan Uggla’s Hit Streak Ties Atlanta Braves Record as Braves Sweep Florida Marlins
August 10th, 2011 at 11:25 PM
Dan Uggla wasted no time extending his hitting streak to 31 games Wednesday as the Atlanta Braves finished off a three-game sweep of the Florida Marlins. The recently resurgent Braves' second baseman got it done early on a single up the middle, driving in Michael Bourne and Martin Prado in the...

Martin Prado Leads Atlanta Braves to 4-3 Extra Innings Victory Over Florida Marlins
August 10th, 2011 at 1:39 AM
Just when it looked like the Florida Marlins were going to spoil a phenomenal game by Brandon Beachy, Martin Prado decided that was not an option. Prado hit a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the 11th inning to lead the Atlanta Braves to a big win over the...

Alex Gonzalez Powers Atlanta Braves to 8-5 Victory Over Florida Marlins
August 9th, 2011 at 12:08 PM
Derek Lowe rebounded from a month-long rough stretch to pitch six strong innings, and the Atlanta Braves offense provided plenty of run support in an 8-5 win over the Florida Marlins. Coming into Monday night's game against the Marlins, Lowe's last quality start was June 29 against the Seattle Mariners. After...

Chipper Jones Continues Dominance of New York Mets with Go-Ahead Single
August 7th, 2011 at 11:59 PM
Chipper Jones did not even start Sunday afternoon against the New York Mets, but he still found a way to help the Atlanta Braves beat them. As has been his habit over his career, Jones hit the go-ahead RBI single in the top of the ninth to win the game and...

Tommy Hanson Struggles as Atlanta Braves Lose 11-7 to New York Mets
August 7th, 2011 at 2:38 AM
Citi Field has proven to be a great pitcher's park in its short tenure as the home of the New York Mets. This was clearly not the case Saturday night. ***PHOTO1*** Tommy Hanson had his worst outing of the season as the Atlanta Braves lost 11-7 to the Mets. Hanson, who...

Jose Constanza Provides Spark as Tim Hudson Leads Atlanta Braves Past New York Mets
August 6th, 2011 at 9:14 AM
Tim Hudson continued his hot streak Friday as he took the hill for the Atlanta Braves, in turn shutting down the New York Mets for a 4-1 win in the series opener. The Atlanta right-hander went seven strong innings - the sixth straight start in which he has done that -...

Freddie Freeman Named National League Rookie of the Month
August 5th, 2011 at 9:23 AM
Freddie Freeman rode an 18-game hitting streak to being named the National League's Rookie of the Month for the month of July. ***PHOTO1*** The Atlanta Braves' first baseman compiled a 362 batting average and a .433 on-base percentage in 27 games during the month and led rookies in home runs (six) and runs scored (17),...

Dan Uggla Powers Atlanta Braves Past Washington Nationals
August 4th, 2011 at 12:14 AM
The Atlanta Braves used a three-run home run by slugger Dan Uggla to defeat the Washington Nationals 6-4 and avoid being swept for the first time this season. The Braves and Philadelphia Phillies are the only teams in the National League who have not been swept in a series this...

Jason Heyward Out of Lineup for Second Straight Game
August 3rd, 2011 at 2:00 PM
With Jason Heyward's struggles against left-handed pitching this season, it was no surprise to see him out of the lineup with a lefty on the mound for Tuesday night's game against the Washington Nationals. However, Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez chose to sit Heyward for the second straight game for...

Washington Nationals Rock Derek Lowe as Atlanta Braves’ Skid Continues
August 2nd, 2011 at 11:44 PM
The Atlanta Braves and Derek Lowe saw their struggles continue as the Washington Nationals teed off in the middle innings to take the second game of a three-game set. At first, it seemed like a normal Derek Lowe start when he gave up a single in the first inning and induced...

Jair Jurrjens Struggles in Second Straight Start After All-Star Break
August 1st, 2011 at 11:12 PM
Former Atlanta Brave and current Washington Nationals' outfielder Rick Ankiel homered twice in the game, leading the Nationals to a 5-3 victory over the Braves on Monday night. Atlanta ace Jair Jurrjens had is second weak outing in a row as he was chased after just five innings on the mound,...