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Jason Heyward Nearing Return to Atlanta Braves Lineup
September 19th, 2013 at 10:59 AM
Jason Heyward took his first session of live batting practice on the Atlanta Braves' most recent trip to Washington, as they took on the Nationals for their final series of the regular season. After moving to the lead-off spot, Heyward helped the Braves to a 19-4 record, while maintaining a .341...

Atlanta Braves Fredi Gonzalez, Alex Wood Ejected by C.B. Bucknor
September 18th, 2013 at 8:52 PM
C.B. Bucknor has struck again. Who some consider the worst umpire in Major League Baseball has ejected Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and pitcher Alex Wood in the fifth inning of Tuesday's game with the Washington Nationals. The usually mild mannered Wood was incensed after Bucknor called what appeared to be a...

Atlanta Braves’ Evan Gattis Names Dinosaur in Edward Jones Chatting Cage: Video
September 18th, 2013 at 8:26 PM
Atlanta Braves rookie Evan Gattis added to the Legend of El Oso Blanco when he was asked to name a new dinosaur in the Edward Jones Chatting Cage on Wednesday. ***VIDEO1*** Gattis, while mired in a 1-for-20 entering Wednesday, leads rookies with 20 homers and 59 RBIs. Also… Be sure to "like" Braves 101 on Facebook and follow Braves...

Bravely Going All in: the Royal Flush Forming Cards of Fredi Gonzalez and the Atlanta Braves
September 18th, 2013 at 12:30 PM
A high-stakes poker game carries on as we are in the home stretch of the 2013 Major League Baseball season. For the Atlanta Braves, sitting pretty atop the National League Division’s standings in the East couldn’t put them in a better position to dominate the division and have a crack...

Atlanta Braves Turn Crazy Double Play Against Washington Nationals: Video
September 18th, 2013 at 8:05 AM
The Atlanta Braves turned a terribly odd double play that looked more Little League than Major League in Tuesday's nightcap loss to the Washington Nationals. ***VIDEO1*** With a runner on and no outs in the third inning, Denard Span hit a grounder to Freddie Freeman, who threw to Andrelton Simmons for the...

Atlanta Braves React to Washington D.C. Navy Yard Shooting
September 16th, 2013 at 9:50 PM
With Nationals Park blocks away from the Washington D.C Navy Yard where a gunman shot and killed a dozen people in a rampage Monday, the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves understandably postponed their game until Tuesday. ***VIDEO1*** "There's a lot of guys that didn't want to play," Chris Johnson said on braves.com. "We thought...

Atlanta Braves’ David Hale Shines in Major League Debut: Video
September 14th, 2013 at 8:39 AM
The Atlanta Braves bullpen couldn't hold on for the win, but that shouldn't detract from the very impressive start David Hale put together in his Major League debut Friday against the San Diego Padres. ***VIDEO1*** After not striking out more than six this year at Triple-A Gwinnett, Hale started his big league...

David Hale to Make Major League Debut for Atlanta Braves
September 13th, 2013 at 5:34 PM
Atlanta native David Hale, recalled last week from Triple-A Gwinnett, will make his major league debut for the Atlanta Braves tonight at Turner Field. Hale, a Princeton graduate, grew up watching the famed trio of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and John Smoltz and visited the old Fulton County Stadium many times...

Dan Uggla Misses Chance to Redeem Himself in Atlanta Braves Lineup
September 13th, 2013 at 8:15 AM
A day after Dan Uggla vented to the media about how he felt Fredi Gonzalez needed to put him in the Atlanta Braves' lineup, he completely blew his chance to prove everyone wrong. In Thursday's win over the Miami Marlins, Uggla went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. The two times he actually put...

Atlanta Braves Starter Brandon Beachy Still Feeling Discomfort
September 12th, 2013 at 1:30 PM
Atlanta Braves starter Brandon Beachy, sidelined since August 20 with discomfort in his right elbow, has abandoned his daily throwing regimen for the time being, but still hopes to return to the team before season's end. Since returning from Tommy John surgery on July 29, Beachy had pitched in five games  for...

Dan Uggla Unhappy with Recent Atlanta Braves Playing Time
September 12th, 2013 at 8:35 AM
Dan Uggla sat for the third straight night in favor of Elliot Johnson starting at second base for the Atlanta Braves. He's not exactly happy with Fredi Gonzalez's decision, but there's not exactly a whole lot else that can be done. Gonzalez met with Uggla on Monday, which in turn led...

Atlanta Braves Reliever Scott Downs not Deterred by Broken Finger
September 11th, 2013 at 9:58 AM
Scott Downs, the Atlanta Braves relief pitcher acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels on July 29, is not expected to miss any playing time after being hit with a line drive Saturday night. ***PHOTO1*** The 36 year-old left hander was hit with a Chase Utley comebacker in Saturday's loss to the...

Dan Uggla, B.J. Upton Belong on Atlanta Braves’ Bench
September 10th, 2013 at 7:27 PM
Tuesday night's starting lineup against the Miami Marlins didn't feature Dan Uggla or B.J. Upton, and the Atlanta Braves are definitely in the right to do so. The facts are this: Evan Gattis is going to play, and Jordan Schafer needs to play. The sad state is also that after going 11-for-25...

Andrelton Simmons Quietly Making Case for Atlanta Braves’ MVP
September 9th, 2013 at 11:34 AM
Andrelton Simmons, the shortstop for the Atlanta Braves is in the midst of his first full season at the major league level. Originally known for his astonishing instincts and defensive prowess, a rise in offensive production has made him a strong candidate for National League MVP. ***VIDEO1*** It is guaranteed that any...

Evan Gattis’ Two Homers Account for Only Atlanta Braves Hits: Video
September 9th, 2013 at 7:57 AM
Sunday's performance by the Atlanta Braves offense at Citizens Bank Park wasn't exactly riveting in their 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, but Evan Gattis had both Braves hits - both on solo homers off Cole Hamels. Have a look. ***VIDEO1*** That one was the longest in the Majors this year.at 480 feet....

Atlanta Braves’ Evan Gattis Hits Longest Homer in Major League Baseball This Season: Video
September 8th, 2013 at 4:44 PM
Evan Gattis uncorked the longest homer hit in Major League Baseball this year. The Atlanta Braves rookie pounded a 1-0 fastball from Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels in the Braves' loss at Citizen Bank Park on Sunday. Watch this. ***VIDEO1*** Gattis' moonshot was estimated at 480 feet, just longer than the previous...

Atlanta Braves’ Chris Johnson, Justin Upton Prank Phillie Phanatic: Video
September 8th, 2013 at 7:00 AM
The Atlanta Braves have a reputation for having a loose clubhouse, and that spilled onto the field when Chris Johnson and Justin Upton pulled a little prank on the Phillie Phanatic. See video below. ***VIDEO1*** Unfortunately, Johnson was the only of the two with a hit, and he put together two, one...

Atlanta Braves’ Mike Minor Takes Tough-Luck Loss to Philadelphia Phillies: Video
September 7th, 2013 at 8:51 AM
Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Minor threw a gem Friday night, but the Philadelphia Phillies' two runs were just too much against Cliff Lee in the loss at Citizens Bank Park. See the video of Minor's performance below. ***VIDEO1*** Minor gave up both of his runs over seven innings to Cody Asche on...

Atlanta Braves’ Luis Avilan’s Near-Perfect Streak is No “Mo”
September 5th, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Luis Avilan said it himself, his name is Luis Avilan, not Craig Kimbrel, or Mariano "Mo" Rivera. However, his ridiculous three month stretch during the Braves' 2013 campaign has been comparable to the aforementioned names. Until his most recent relief appearances, that is. ***PHOTO1*** The Atlanta Braves' young southpaw found himself as...

Atlanta Braves Call up Princeton Graduate David Hale
September 5th, 2013 at 4:09 PM
Having already been impressed with his performance, the Atlanta Braves have called up pitcher David Hale to the big league club for the month of September, ajc.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** The Braves added the 25-year-old righty to the 40-man roster last winter, and he impressed them in Spring Training, particularly after striking out...