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Atlanta Braves Rally Twice And Win On Walk-Off
July 17th, 2011 at 7:36 PM
Just when it looked like the Atlanta Braves were headed for an incredible comeback victory at the hands of Brian McCann, a two-run home run by Danny Espinosa dashed the hopes of Braves fans and made a heartbreaking loss seem inevitable. Enter Nate McLouth. McLouth, who has struggled all season and hadn’t...

Jon Lannan Too Much for Atlanta Braves as Washington Nationals Win 5-2
July 17th, 2011 at 3:00 PM
The Atlanta Braves have always struggled against John Lannan. Saturday night was no different. Lannan got it done with his arm and his bat as the Washington Nationals won 5-2 over the Braves. Lannan, who has a 3.24 ERA in 13 career starts against the Braves, gave up only two runs and...

Atlanta Braves Notch 10,000th Victory in Martin Prado’s Return
July 16th, 2011 at 10:22 AM
The Atlanta Braves became just the third franchise in major league history to win 10,000 wins, joining the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants in a feat 140 years in the making. They just happened to do it the night Martin Prado returned after a month on the disabled list...

Five Atlanta Braves Make 2011 All-Star Team
July 11th, 2011 at 12:44 PM
A strong first half that currently has the Atlanta Braves sitting in second place in the NL East, 3.5 games behind the first place Philadelphia Phillies, is due in large part to the stellar pitching staff that had led the Braves to a 54-38 record. Atlanta's pitching staff, second in the...

Chipper Jones Undergoes Arthroscopic Surgery on Right Knee
July 10th, 2011 at 8:19 AM
With Martin Prado's return on the horizon and the pain in his right knee increasing, Chipper Jones went under the knife Saturday at 3:00 p.m. to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, braves.com reports. Jones underwent a surgical procedure in Atlanta and is expected to return in two to...

Atlanta Braves Take Pitchers Duel from Philadelphia Phillies in Another Extra-Inning Game
July 10th, 2011 at 8:11 AM
All-Star snub Tommy Hanson pitched like a man with a purpose for the Atlanta Braves Saturday, but it was the bullpen that had to hold strong again in extra innings. The Philadelphia Phillies sent Cliff Lee to the hill in yet another pitchers duel. After suffering a walk-off loss Friday in...

Philadelphia Phillies Beat Atlanta Braves in Walk-Off Fashion in Extras
July 9th, 2011 at 9:21 AM
In a game that very well may have mirrored what the National League East pennant race will look like, the Atlanta Braves dropped the first game of the series to the Philadelphia Phillies in 10 innings, 3-2. The game featured Philadelphia's decorated veteran Roy Halladay (11-3, 2.45 ERA) and Atlanta's young...

Craig Kimbrel Sets Rookie Record as Atlanta Braves Sweep Colorado Rockies
July 8th, 2011 at 8:37 AM
Craig Kimbrel set the rookie record for most saves before the All-Star break as the Atlanta Braves completed a four-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies. Kimbrel threw a perfect ninth inning, including a strikeout, to break Jonathan Papelbon's former record of 26 pre-All-Star rookie saves in 2006. ***PHOTO1*** It originally looked like Atlanta would not need Kimbrel. Even though...

Atlanta Braves Route Colorado Rockies for Third Win in a Row
July 6th, 2011 at 11:01 PM
Jordan Schafer began the game with a triple to deep center field, signaling the beginning of a long but successful night for the Atlanta Braves offense as they downed the Colorado Rockies 9-1 on Wednesday night. Braves ace Jair Jurrjens pitched six innings, allowing one run on five hits while striking out...

Tyler Pastornicky Hits for First Mississippi Braves Cycle
July 6th, 2011 at 9:05 AM
The Atlanta Braves' no. 9 ranked prospect in what has to be the most exciting in difficult fashion. Tyler Pastornicky hit the triple in his last at-bat. The shortstop tripled for the Double-A Mississippi Braves in the eighth inning of their 14-7 win over the Jackson Generals. "I was just trying to...

Derek Lowe Uses Arm, Bat to Lead Atlanta Braves to Victory
July 5th, 2011 at 10:46 PM
Derek Lowe was stellar on the mound and at the plate as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Colorado Rockies 5-3 for their 12th win in the last 15 games on Tuesday night. Lowe picked up his second win in a row and fifth of the season after pitching 5 1/3 innings,...

Freddie Freeman Provides Fireworks as Atlanta Braves Take Series Opener from Colorado Rockies
July 4th, 2011 at 10:45 PM
Tommy Hanson gave more reason Bruce Bochy to name him to the All-Star team Monday. Hanson held the Colorado Rockies to a single run over seven innings, as the Atlanta Braves took the series opener on Independance Day, 4-1. Freddie Freeman provided the initial fireworks in the bottom of the first...

Baltimore Orioles Use The Long Ball to Take Down Atlanta Braves
July 3rd, 2011 at 8:45 PM
Brandon Beachy turned in another solid performance, but the Atlanta Braves usually reliable bullpen was unable to hold a one-run lead as the Baltimore Orioles  were able to defeat the Braves 5-4 in the final game of a three-game weekend series on Sunday afternoon at Turner Field. Coming off a career-high nine...

Jair Jurrjens Goes The Distance, Leads Atlanta Braves Past Baltimore Orioles
July 1st, 2011 at 11:11 PM
Jair Jurrjens carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning Friday night on his way to his first career shutout and second career complete game. He allowed only one hit to the Baltimore Orioles as the Atlanta Braves took the first game of a three-game series. The sure-shot All-Star pitcher struck out...

Down on The Farm: Atlanta Braves’ Minor League System Packed with Talent
June 30th, 2011 at 11:55 PM
  The Atlanta Braves have always done one thing consistently well for the last twenty-five years: draft and develop young players. That hasn’t changed. They currently have the third ranked farm system in the major leagues according to Baseball America.   The Atlanta Braves are loaded with pitching prospects. Julio Teheran (#5),...

Freddie Freeman Key as Atlanta Braves Finish Sweep of Seattle Mariners
June 30th, 2011 at 9:37 AM
Derek Lowe picked up his first win since May 6 in a return to his early-season form, and Freddie Freeman churned out three hits as the Atlanta Braves concluded their road trip with a winning record by sweeping the Seattle Mariners. Though Brooks Conrad drove in the game's first run in...

McCann Stays Hot as Braves Rally Against Mariners
June 29th, 2011 at 2:22 PM
Just when it looked like the Atlanta Braves were headed for a tough loss, Brian McCann made sure that did not happen. Tommy Hanson, in his first start since coming off of the disabled list, overcame some early inning struggles to turn in a quality start, going six innings and giving...

Brandon Beachy, Brian McCann Lead Atlanta Braves Past Seattle Mariners
June 28th, 2011 at 8:48 AM
The Atlanta Braves have relied on the longball and their pitching all year. Monday's game was no different. Brandon Beachy turned in his second straight strong outing after coming off the disabled list last week, going six innings and striking out nine, but he had some cushion before he ever took...

Tommy Hanson to Return from DL Tuesday, Face Seattle Mariners
June 28th, 2011 at 8:12 AM
Tommy Hanson will return to the Atlanta Braves' rotation Tuesday after being placed on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation. He is scheduled to face the Seattle Mariners' Michael Pineda on the hill. "It feels good," Hanson said on mlb.com. "I just want to get back out there. I just...

Jonny Venters Blows Save, Atlanta Braves Drop Rubber Game to San Diego Padres
June 27th, 2011 at 9:32 AM
Tim Hudson struck out eight and surrendered no runs in six innings of work, but even that was not enough to propel the Atlanta Braves over the San Diego Padres. The Braves only scratched out two hits and a single run of support for their pitching staff in a 4-1 loss. Hudson's...