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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...

Martin Prado to Resume Baseball Activities
June 26th, 2011 at 10:05 AM
Martin Prado was cleared by team doctors to start swinging off a tee Friday, atlantabraves.com reports. It is the first time since being diagnosed with a staph infection in his leg on June 9 that Prado has been cleared to do anything baseball related. Prado will again hit off a tee...

Jair Jurrjens Masterful as Atlanta Braves Power Past San Diego Padres
June 26th, 2011 at 9:59 AM
Jair Jurrjens secured his National League leading 10th win, and Dan Uggla had what may have been his best game of the season, as the Atlanta Braves drubbed the San Diego Padres. Jurrjens once again walked a tightrope and got out of some hazardous jams, and Uggla gave Braves fans glimpses...

With Trade Deadline a Month Away, Atlanta Braves Need a Bat
June 23rd, 2011 at 4:04 PM
  The Atlanta Braves need offense. More specifically, they need offense now. That fact is unmistakably clear to anyone who has watched a single game of Braves baseball this season. With the trade deadline coming up next month, the Braves will undoubtedly be looking to upgrade an abysmal offense currently tied for...

Tommy Hanson Looks to Return Tuesday, Kris Medlen Rehab Update
June 22nd, 2011 at 10:33 PM
MLB.com reports that Tommy Hanson's shoulder inflammation is improving and that he believes he will be able to start Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners. Hanson, who has been retroactively on the disabled list since Friday, threw 75 pitches Wednesday and had no problems. He also plans to throw a bullpen session...