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Atlanta Braves’ Jason Heyward Hit by Pitch
August 21st, 2013 at 3:18 PM
Jason Heyward was hit by a Jon Niese fastball in the top of the 6th inning of the Atlanta Braves' final game of their two game series with the New York Mets at Citi Field.  The pitch hit Heyward squarely in the right side of his jaw, just below the ear....

Atlanta Braves’ Jason Heyward Makes Spectacular Diving Catch at Citi Field: Video
August 21st, 2013 at 7:59 AM
The Atlanta Braves may have dropped the series opener to the New York Mets on Tuesday, but that didn't stop Jason Heyward from making yet another great catch at Citi Field. Have a look. ***VIDEO1*** Heyward robbed Juan Lagares on a flyball to the warning track in the right-center field gap. It...

Atlanta Braves Right to Go with Jordan Schafer Over B.J. Upton in Lineup
August 20th, 2013 at 8:24 AM
The numbers don't like, and what they're saying is that Fredi Gonzalez is exactly right in playing Jordan Schafer in center field over B.J. Upton in the Atlanta Braves' starting lineup. Simplistically, Schafer is producer, and Upton isn't. Upton, who went 10-for-21 in his first five games off the disabled list earlier...

Justin Upton Hits Walk-off Homer in 10th Inning, Atlanta Braves Beat Washington Nationals: Video
August 17th, 2013 at 11:46 AM
Justin Upton blasted a walk-off solo homer off Ian Krol in the 10th inning to give the Atlanta Braves a 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday at Turner Field. Have a look at the video. ***VIDEO1*** It was third walk-off homer of Upton's career and his second this season. He...

Season Over for Tyler Pastornicky, Atlanta Braves Call up Phil Gosselin
August 16th, 2013 at 3:34 PM
Tyler Pastornicky, called up from the minors this week by the Atlanta Braves, will have season-ending knee surgery, the Braves announced today. Pastornicky suffered a torn ACL after colliding with right fielder Jason Heyward on a play Wednesday night. He was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday to start in place...

Atlanta Braves 2B Tyler Pastornicky Suffers Injury in Collision with Jason Heyward
August 14th, 2013 at 10:30 PM
Atlanta Braves second baseman Tyler Pastornicky, filling in for starter Dan Uggla, collided with right fielder Jason Heyward while attempting to catch a fly ball in the top of the third inning. Pastornicky suffered a sprained left knee and is listed as day-to-day. The injury is a major blow to Pastornicky who...

Jason Heyward Thriving in Atlanta Braves’ Lead-off Spot
August 14th, 2013 at 8:46 AM
Jason Heyward was treading water for the Atlanta Braves in late July. That is, until Fredi Gonzalez took a game and put him in the lead-off spot. With B.J. Upton on the disabled list and in need of a lead-off hitter as Andrelton Simmons not getting the job done. Enter J-Hey,...

Atlanta Braves Need B.J. Upton to Start Producing ASAP
August 13th, 2013 at 8:48 AM
Not to slam on B.J. Upton or call him garbage (like many did on Twitter Monday night), but the Atlanta Braves need their second highest paid player to start making a difference with his bat. Upton, who is making just over $13 million this season, grounded into a double play to...

Jordan Schafer Returns to Atlanta Braves; Jose Constanza to Triple-A Gwinnett
August 10th, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Jordan Schafer is set to return from the 15-day disabled list to the Atlanta Braves this Saturday, just in time for the second game of the three-game home series with the Miami Marlins. Copyright  2011mrzeising Jordan Schafer sustained an ankle injury in late June, after a foul tip off his ankle which led...

Atlanta Braves Begin Homestand with Miami Marlins
August 9th, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Make no bones about it, the Atlanta Braves are the hottest team in baseball right now. Currently riding a 13-game winning streak, today the Braves will begin a homestand with the cellar-dwelling Miami Marlins. Coming into the next two series, the Braves find themselves with a very comfortable 15.5 game division...

Justin Upton is Officially Producing Again for the Atlanta Braves
August 2nd, 2013 at 8:51 AM
Justin Upton finally rediscovered his power stroke in Thursday's blowout of the Colorado Rockies at Turner Field. The Atlanta Braves have been wondering when the Upton from April would resurface, and it seems he may have caught fire at just the right time. ***VIDEO1*** Upton belted two homers, a two-run shot in...

Atlanta Braves Players Believe Ryan Braun Suspension Should Be Longer
July 23rd, 2013 at 8:25 PM
The suspension of Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has left a severely sour taste in baseball fans' mouths. And though most are glad Major League Baseball suspended the steroid user for 65 games, many Atlanta Braves players think he should have gotten a bigger suspension, ajc.com reports. Under the deal Braun...

Jason Heyward Makes Game-Saving Catch in Atlanta Braves’ Win Over New York Mets: Video
July 23rd, 2013 at 10:11 AM
Jason Heyward made a spectacular diving catch to seal Monday's series-opening win over the New York Mets at Citi Field. Have a gander below. ***VIDEO1*** Heyward saved Craig Kimbrel a blown save by going full extension for the grab in left-center field. He is manning center until B.J. Upton returns from the...

Mike Minor Ribs Reed Johnson Over Having Home Run Robbed
July 22nd, 2013 at 9:24 PM
In the Atlanta Braves' loss to the Chicago White Sox in the series finale at U.S. Cellular Sunday, Reed Johnson was robbed of a game-tying homer in the eighth inning, and pitcher Mike Minor playfully let him hear about it on Twitter.   Don't worry guys, the pitchers are going to work...

Brandon Beachy, Jordan Schafer Have Twitter Tiffle Over George Zimmerman Verdict
July 14th, 2013 at 9:13 AM
Being on the disabled list has led to two Atlanta Braves apparently spending a little bonding time on Twitter, most notably when Brandon Beachy seemingly called out Jordan Schafer for his reaction to the George Zimmerman not guilty verdict. It started with Schafer's reaction immediately after the Zimmerman verdict was announced.   Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! — Jordan...

Jordan Schafer Making Most of Second Chance with Atlanta Braves
June 25th, 2013 at 9:27 AM
Jordan Schafer has truly rejuvenated his career in his second stint with the Atlanta Braves, and he's actually proven to be a vital part of this year's team. ***VIDEO1*** After Schafer was a highly touted prospect going into 2009 and homering in his first Major League at-bat, things went downhill. He had...

See Video of B.J. and Justin Upton’s Collision
June 19th, 2013 at 3:30 PM
B.J. Upton and Justin Upton had a scary collision in the outfield during the Atlanta Braves' loss to the New York Mets in the nightcap of Tuesday's doubleheader. Have a gander at the video. ***VIDEO1*** We're pretty amazed B.J. didn't sprain or break his neck with how he rolled on his head,...

Three Generations of Uptons Involved in First Pitch: Video
June 17th, 2013 at 2:51 PM
Baseball is the ultimate family sport. That was further proven when Justin Upton and B.J. Upton were on the receiving end of first pitches from family spanning three generations before the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants Sunday night at Turner Field. ***VIDEO1*** In honor of Father's Day, Manny "Bossman" Upton...

Video: Fan Dives into Bushes After Jason Heyward Home Run
June 11th, 2013 at 3:29 PM
Jason Heyward took Jason Marquis deep in the eighth inning of the Atlanta Braves' loss to the San Diego Padres last night, but the more entertaining part of that home run was the fan diving into the bushes at Petco Park in a failed attempt to retrieve the ball. Don't believe...

Fredi Gonzalez Wants B.J. Upton Back in Lineup Soon
June 1st, 2013 at 11:30 AM
B.J. Upton has been out of the Atlanta Braves starting lineup for five out of the last seven games while he battles a horrific season-long slump, but Fredi Gonzalez wants to get him in the lineup. "I'm a believer that to get out of the funk, you have to play," Gonzalez...