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Jonny Venters Gives up Costly Grand Slam as Atlanta Braves Blow Lead to New York Yankees
June 12th, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Jonny Venters had given the Atlanta Braves a faint glimmer of hope that he had rebounded from his disastrous May, he surrendered a game-tying grand slam to Alex Rodriguez. Another homer off Cory Gearrin would give the New York Yankees the lead in the 6-4 loss at Turner Field Tuesday...

Atlanta Braves Salvage Split with Washington Nationals Behind Tommy Hanson, Jason Heyward
June 4th, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tommy Hanson started out with what very well could have been a nightmare of an outing, but he quickly settled in, and, with the help of a clutch hit from Jason Heyward, led the Braves to a series split with the Washington Nationals via a big...

Atlanta Braves Trade Jairo Asencio to Cleveland Indians
March 30th, 2012 at 12:37 AM
The Atlanta Braves provided a better look at what their bullpen will look like in 2012 on Thursday when they traded Jairo Asencio to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations. The trade now makes right-hander Cory Gearrin and left-hander Yohan Flande the most likely candidates for the last two bullpen spots. Asencio had...

Chipper Jones to Retire at the End of Season
March 22nd, 2012 at 11:48 AM
Chipper Jones, third baseman for the Atlanta Braves, announced today that he will retire once the 2012 season has ended. Jones, who is coming up on his 40th birthday, has played the 18 seasons of his professional career with the Braves. ***PHOTO1*** Jones had hinted at retirement in 2010 after he sustained...

Bud Selig Oversteps Bounds with Houston Astros Throwback Uniforms
February 19th, 2012 at 5:07 PM
The Houston Astros are celebrating their 50th season this year, which at least gives them something to be proud of after last season's 106-loss effort. Their celebration, however, has been on the receiving end of censorship by Major League Baseball's commissioner's office and Bud Selig. ***PHOTO1*** The Astros will utilize Friday home games...

Atlanta Braves to Open Home Schedule Against Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets
November 26th, 2011 at 11:13 PM
After the Atlanta Braves play their first six games on the road, they will come home to face a division champion and one of their biggest rivals. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves will play their home opener on April 13 against the National League Central champion Milwaukee Brewers, featuring reigning NL MVP Ryan Braun....

Atlanta Braves to Contend with New Look Miami Marlins
November 11th, 2011 at 10:50 PM
The Miami Marlins unveiled their new identity and duds (literally and figuratively) Friday night, but all indicators point to even more action in the free agent market in an attempt to contend with the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves may be look to improve from within, but the Marlins...

Atlanta Braves Forced to Watch 2011 World Series from Home
October 19th, 2011 at 10:11 PM
With the St. Louis Cardinals representing the National League in the World Series, the Atlanta Braves are left to watch the game at home and wonder what could have been. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves, who held an 8 1/2-game lead in September, won only nine of 27 games in the final stretch to...

Amidst Missed Playoff Chances, Atlanta Braves Fans are in a Better Position than Boston Red Sox Fans
October 14th, 2011 at 12:01 AM
It may sound insane, but it may be better to be an Atlanta Braves fan than a Boston Red Sox fan. Sure, both teams epically collapsed in September and blew enormous leads to miss the playoffs, but quick look at their seasons will provide some rationale. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves entered 2011 as the...

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...

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...