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Philadelphia Phillies No-hit Atlanta Braves: Video
September 2nd, 2014 at 9:47 AM
Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies combined to no-hit the Atlanta Braves on Monday, highlighting the Braves' offensive woes this season. Even with five walks, they struck out 12 times in a 7-0 loss. ***VIDEO1*** Jonathan Papelbon finished the game with a perfect ninth, but Hamels continued his dominance over Atlanta with...

Atlanta Braves Celebrate National League East Title with Group Hug on Field: Video
September 23rd, 2013 at 7:37 AM
The Atlanta Braves got their hugging ways from Freddie Freeman, and that rubbed off in their celebration of clinching the National League East crown Sunday. ***VIDEO1*** The Braves kept it tame and classy (unlike the Los Angeles Dodgers) with what amounted to a giant, bouncing group hug in the middle of the...

Andrelton Simmons’ Two Homers, Slick Defense Propel Atlanta Braves to Clinch National League East
September 22nd, 2013 at 10:06 PM
The Atlanta Braves have Andrelton Simmons to thank in large part for securing a win over the Chicago Cubs on the same day they clinched the National League East title with the Washington Nationals' loss. Simmons clobbered two homers and made a spectacular bare hand play on a Starlin Castro grounder,...

Atlanta Braves Clinch National League East
September 22nd, 2013 at 9:54 PM
The Atlanta Braves actually clinched the National League East with the Washington Nationals' loss Sunday, but their win over the Chicago Cubs added the cherry on top of Atlanta's NL-best record. With their first division title since 2005, Fred Gonzalez summed up what many thought about the feat. "I told [bench coach]...

Washington Nationals Postponed Game Strands Atlanta Braves’ Magic Number at One
September 21st, 2013 at 11:39 PM
Saturday's game between the Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins has been postponed due to rain, leaving the Atlanta Braves' magic number to clinch the National League East at one. A magic number of one means either a Braves win or Nationals loss will result in the Braves clinching the NL East. The...

Atlanta Braves’ Magic Number at One, Can Clinch National League East with Win or Washington Nationals Loss
September 21st, 2013 at 10:10 AM
The Atlanta Braves clinching the National League East is imminent; all they have to do is win one game or have the Washington Nationals lose. The Braves will get the first crack at clinching Saturday at 4:05 when they play the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Assuming the Braves don't pull...

Atlanta Braves’ Magic Number Still at Two After Washington Nationals Beat Miami Marlins
September 19th, 2013 at 11:05 PM
The Washington Nationals squeaked out a 3-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Thursday, meaning the Atlanta Braves' magic number to clinch the National League East remains at two. As it stands, the Braves could clinch as early as Friday night if they beat the Chicago Cubs in the series opener...

Atlanta Braves Fans Should Avoid September Collapse Panic
September 18th, 2013 at 8:27 AM
The Atlanta Braves have lost three straight and nine of their last 13 games, but the reaction by many fans on social media, particularly Twitter, has become unbearable. Quite simply, the Braves aren't playing all that well, especially with Jason Heyward's absence from the lineup, but the fact that the team...

Atlanta Braves’ Magic Number Cut to Four with Washington Nationals’ Loss
September 15th, 2013 at 12:05 AM
The Atlanta Braves got some help in their quest for the National League East title from the Philadelphia Phillies, who beat the Washington Nationals on Saturday, cutting the Braves' magic number to four. The Braves beat the San Diego Padres in a close game Saturday to move their magic number to...

Atlanta Braves’ Magic Number Stays at Seven After Loss to Miami Marlins
September 11th, 2013 at 10:37 PM
The Atlanta Braves were unable to shrink their magic number past seven on Tuesday, losing 5-2 to the Miami Marlins. The Washington Nationals didn't help any in their win over the New York Mets. The absolute earliest the Braves can clinch the National League East, assuming the Braves win out and the...

Miami Marlins’ Jose Fernandez Hits First Career Homer Against Atlanta Braves, Benches Clear: Video
September 11th, 2013 at 10:14 PM
Miami Marlins rookie pitcher Jose Fernandez hit his first career homer off Mike Minor. The way he treated it was not met warmly by the Atlanta Braves in the sixth inning of Tuesday's loss, as one can see in the video below. ***VIDEO1*** Fernandez and Chris Johnson had already exchanged heated words...

Major League Baseball Announces 2013 Postseason Schedules
September 4th, 2013 at 8:20 AM
Schedules for all 2013 postseason games were released by Major League Baseball on Tuesday. The playoffs begin with the National League Wild Card game on Tuesday, October 1. The American League Wild Card game will follow on Wednesday, October 2.  Each National League Division Series will begin on Thursday, October 3 and...

Atlanta Braves Playoff Tickets on Sale Friday
August 29th, 2013 at 10:10 AM
Tickets to Atlanta Braves playoff games will go on sale Friday, August 30 at 10:00 AM at the Turner Field box office and through Ticketmaster online. Prices for National League Division Series tickets range from $18 to $97 while National League Championship Series tickets range from $60 to $135. World Series...

Bryce Harper Compliments Atlanta Braves Fans After Verbal Altercation
August 19th, 2013 at 8:07 AM
Atlanta Braves fans simply don't like Bryce Harper. It's a fact. Since his over the top reaction after getting beaten by Julio Teheran and later saying he could have put Teheran "six feet under" on Aug. 6, the Braves have hit him twice more. Still, that didn't stop Harper from having...

Luis Avilan Denies Intentionally Hitting Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper
August 17th, 2013 at 10:45 AM
In what's become a pretty chippy rivalry, Atlanta Braves pitchers have hit Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper three times this season, including twice in the Braves' 3-2 win Friday night. Luis Avilan hit Harper with his first pitch in the eighth inning, but he says it was far from intentional.   Avilan...

Jason Heyward’s Four Hits Lead the Atlanta Braves Over the Miami Marlins
August 11th, 2013 at 4:44 PM
Atlanta Braves starter Mike Minor tossed 7 innings and Freddie Freeman added a three-run home run as the Braves beat the Miami Marlins 9 to 4 to take the best-of-three game series at Turner Field in Atlanta. The Braves increased their record to 72-46 on the season. ***PHOTO1*** The Marlins took...

Atlanta Braves Offseason Moves Key to Successful Season
August 11th, 2013 at 10:07 AM
The Atlanta Braves began their busy offseason on November 1, 2012 when former Brave, Jordan Schafer, returned to the team after being claimed off waivers from the Houston Astros. Later that month, David Ross’ departure led to the signing of backup catcher Gerald Laird and the Braves also bolstered their...

East Division Leading Atlanta Braves Seize Best Record in National League
August 10th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
The Atlanta Braves are enjoying the fruits of their summer labor as they take a 14-game winning streak into tonight’s game against the Miami Marlins at Turner Field in Atlanta. Following last night’s 5-0 shutout victory against the Marlins, the Braves need one more win to tie the Atlanta franchise...

Washington Nationals’ Bryce Harper Stays Classless in Comments About Atlanta Braves, Julio Teheran
August 7th, 2013 at 8:50 PM
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was miffed when Atlanta Braves pitcher Julio Teheran hit him intentionally Tuesday night after he admired a home run. But Harper kept up his general lack of class when he said if the Nationals were ahead and in the National League East race that he...

Benches Clear After Atlanta Braves’ Julio Teheran Hits Bryce Harper with Pitch: Video
August 7th, 2013 at 8:28 AM
Things got testy in the Atlanta Braves' 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday. After hitting a homer (and admiring it) in the third inning, Bryce Harper got plunked in the leg by Julio Teheran. Have a look at the video. ***VIDEO1*** The only problem is Harper had it coming, so...