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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...

Brandon Beachy Fans 11, Atlanta Braves Sweep Toronto Blue Jays
June 22nd, 2011 at 10:26 PM
Brandon Beachy's return from the disabled list was more of what fans have seen in recent days from Atlanta Braves pitching. The 24-year-old righty struck out 11 in six innings after missing over a month as the Braves swept the Toronto Blue Jays. Taking his cues from Tim Hudson Monday and...

Mike Minor Throws a Gem, Brian McCann Homers Atlanta Braves Past Toronto Blue Jays
June 22nd, 2011 at 9:20 AM
Mike Minor followed Tim Hudson's example Tuesday with seven innings of superb work and an extra base hit of his own as the Atlanta Braves took the second game of their series with the Toronto Blue Jays. ***PHOTO1*** Minor ran into a little trouble in the first inning, giving up a double...

Martin Prado’s Recovery Coming Around, Still No Return Date Set
June 21st, 2011 at 9:30 AM
Atlanta Braves left fielder Martin Prado is inching toward a recovery and has been in the clubhouse the last few days, atlantabraves.com reports. Prado has lost some weight and strength since being diagnosed with a staph infection in his leg on June 9. Though he was bedridden the first few days,...

Chicks Dig the Long Ball: Tim Hudson Does it All in Atlanta Braves Win Over Toronto Blue Jays
June 21st, 2011 at 9:22 AM
Tim Hudson did it all for the Atlanta Braves Monday night as he pitched eight-plus shutout innings and belted his second career home run against the Toronto Blue Jays. ***PHOTO1*** In what was a quintessential pitchers' duel, Ricky Romero's (6-7. 2.98 ERA) only mistake came in the seventh inning. David Ross lead...

Atlanta Braves Ride Unearned Runs Past Texas Rangers, Freddie Freeman Breaks Out of Slump
June 19th, 2011 at 9:15 PM
The Atlanta Braves took advantage of two errors by the Texas Rangers in the bottom of the third inning Sunday to help them avoid their first three-game sweep of the season. ***PHOTO1*** After a rather pedestrian start to the game, Jordan Schafer reached on interference by Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba. After a...

Colby Lewis Shuts Down Atlanta Braves, Tommy Hanson Lands on DL
June 18th, 2011 at 10:28 AM
Though Randall Delgado pitched well, his three earned runs and seven hits in his major league debut were not enough against a Texas Rangers lineup littered with All-Stars. Delgado was solid, especially considering that he had just been called up from Double-A Mississippi. The rookie only gave up an RBI double...

Atlanta Braves Remember How to Hit, Win on Balk
June 17th, 2011 at 12:41 AM
In one of the strangest games of the year, the Atlanta Braves fought past the New York Mets in the series finale in 10 innings, winning 9-8 on a walk-off balk. The top of the Atlanta order cleaned up Thursday night, with Jordan Schafer, Jason Heyward and Chipper Jones combining for...

Jason Heyward Says He’s Ready to Play Wednesday for the Atlanta Braves
June 15th, 2011 at 2:41 PM
Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward arrived in Atlanta Wednesday and said he is ready to play tonight, MLB.com reports. The 21-year-old Heyward has been on the disabled list since May 22 with a sore right shoulder, which had plagued him since Spring Training. He rehabbed the shoulder at the Braves'...

Atlanta Braves Drop Home Stand Opener to New York Mets
June 14th, 2011 at 11:46 PM
The New York Mets' Jon Niese confounded an injury ravaged Atlanta Braves squad Tuesday, holding off a weakened offense which featured only three Opening Day starters, 4-3. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves managed only six hits in the first game of a nine-game home stand, including five off Niese in his 6 1/3...

Atlanta Braves Drop Series Finale to Houston Astros
June 14th, 2011 at 12:30 AM
After a weekend where everything seemed to go right, the Atlanta Braves failed to finish off a four-game road sweep of the Houston Astros on a night where nearly everything went wrong. Derek Lowe had yet another outing where his sinker did not live up to its name. He got touched...

Injured Heyward Begins Rehab Games; McLouth, Beachy to Follow
June 13th, 2011 at 11:07 PM
Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward started for the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves in Indianapolis Monday for his first rehab game. Heyward, who is currently slated to play three rehab games, went 1-for-3 with a double, walk and a run. "The last couple days, he felt good," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said on...

Dan Uggla Breaks out of Season-Long Slump
June 13th, 2011 at 9:43 AM
Dan Uggla's usual cold April seems to have finally come to an end in mid-June. The Atlanta Braves second baseman, who had been hitting a scant .170 at the conclusion of the series finale in Florida on Thursday, is now 5-for-11 in the first three games against the Houston Astros. ***PHOTO1*** "Danny's swinging...

Bats Wake up for the Atlanta Braves, Cruise Past Houston Astros
June 11th, 2011 at 12:12 AM
The lumber came alive in a big way for the Atlanta Braves tonight as they pelted the Houston Astros 11-4 in the first of a four-game series. "We got into some hitters' counts and swung the bat," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. ***PHOTO1***   Center fielder Jordan Schaffer got it started out for the...

Two Hits Enough as Tommy Hanson Propels Atlanta Braves Past Florida Marlins
June 7th, 2011 at 7:31 AM
Though the Atlanta Braves only managed two hits, Tommy Hanson’s strong start moved Atlanta past the Florida Marlins and into sole possession of second place in the division. ***PHOTO1*** Hanson (7-4, 2.59 ERA) threw six innings of shutout ball, surrendering only two hits and striking out six. He walked five, but the...