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For Atlanta Braves, Losing Alex Gonzalez Means Immediate Offensive Improvement
December 12th, 2011 at 8:59 PM
Now former Atlanta Braves shortstop Alex Gonzalez has found his new team in the form of the Milwaukee Brewers. He signed a one-year deal with the National League Central champions with an option for 2013. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves had already planned on Gonzalez's departure. Since arriving in a mid-2010 trade that sent...

Atlanta Braves Decline Arbitration to Alex Gonzalez
November 23rd, 2011 at 8:59 PM
Frank Wren has already indicated the Atlanta Braves were not planning on a future with Alex Gonzalez, and it was made official Wednesday when the Braves declined to offer him salary arbitration. ***PHOTO1*** The Braves would have received a draft pick to compensate for the loss of Gonzalez if they had offered...

Looking Ahead to the 2012 Season: Possible Shortstop Options for the Atlanta Braves
November 12th, 2011 at 11:37 PM
As the MLB offseason kicks into high gear with the upcoming GM Meetings next week and the Winter Meetings in early December, the Atlanta Braves have one glaring hole: shortstop. Every other position has a returning starter, but the Braves are in the market for a shortstop with Alex Gonzalez...

Derek Lowe Has Repeat Performance, Atlanta Braves Now Tied for Wild Card
September 28th, 2011 at 8:27 AM
Derek Lowe was shelled for his 17th loss of the season Wednesday, meaning that once again, the Atlanta Braves will not be able to punch their playoff ticket until game 162. Lowe gave up a typical-for-this-season five runs in four-plus innings to the Philadelphia Phillies, starting with a homer to Chase...

Atlanta Braves Fall to Philadelphia Phillies, Wild Card Lead Stands at One
September 27th, 2011 at 8:08 AM
  Though the Atlanta Braves got to Cliff Lee and the Philadelphia Phillies early, the NL East champions shut down the Wild Card leaders after the second inning of Monday night's game. Though Lee gave up a solo homer to Chipper Jones in the first inning and an RBI double to Alex...

Atlanta Braves Shutout Florida Marlins, Maintain Wild Card Lead
September 20th, 2011 at 11:56 PM
The Atlanta Braves went into Tuesday in desperate need of a win to prevent the St. Louis Cardinals from creeping to 1.5 games away from the Wild Card lead. What they got was five shutout innings from rookie Randall Delgado to even the series with the Florida Marlins. Delgado's five innings...

Atlanta Braves Blow Lead Late in Game, Fall 7-5 to New York Mets
September 18th, 2011 at 11:21 PM
The Atlanta Braves are making the Wild Card race entirely too interesting. Despite coming back from a 4-1 deficit and taking the lead late in the game, the back end of the bullpen had a rare implosion as the Braves fell 7-5 to the New York Mets on Sunday afternoon. Brandon...

Alex Gonzalez Stays Hot, Lifts Atlanta Braves Over Florida Marlins
September 15th, 2011 at 9:14 AM
The Atlanta Braves knew this week that they had allowed the Wild Card race to get just a little too close, and a red hot Alex Gonzalez has stepped up in recent days. Gonzalez kept swinging a hot bat Wednesday to lead the Braves over the Florida Marlins. ***PHOTO1*** Gonzalez used three...

Atlanta Braves Fail to Capitalize, Fall to Florida Marlins in 12 Innings
September 13th, 2011 at 9:12 AM
The Atlanta Braves came to the plate 20 times with runners in scoring position Monday against the Florida Marlins, but they still could not push across the winning run as they dropped the series opener 5-4 for their fourth straight loss. Fresh off a 2-6 road trip, the Braves hoped that...

Atlanta Braves Rally and Walk Off in 4-3 Victory Over Los Angeles Dodgers
September 5th, 2011 at 1:53 AM
With a less than star-studded lineup facing off against the potential Cy Young award winner, it was reasonable to expect the Atlanta Braves to have a tough time salvaging the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The outlook was even bleaker after Matt Kemp launched a three-run home run to...

Atlanta Braves Use Strong Pitching and Long Ball to Defeat Washington Nationals 5-2 in Rubber Match
September 2nd, 2011 at 11:40 PM
Brian McCann and Chipper Jones hit solo home runs early in the game, and Tim Hudson rebounded from his previous outing to deliver a strong pitching performance as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Washington Nationals 5-2 Thursday night. McCann hit a solo shot in the bottom of the first inning to...

Chicago Cubs Fail to Capitalize on Opportunities, Drop Series Opener to Atlanta Braves
August 23rd, 2011 at 12:36 AM
The Atlanta Braves have not given up a run in their last 26 innings, and Jair Jurrjens somehow did not ruin the streak with one of his ugliest lines of the year. Regardless, the Braves shut out the Chicago Cubs 3-0 in the first of four games. Jurrjens gave up eight hits...

Atlanta Braves Use Pitching, Defense to Complete Sweep of Arizona Diamondbacks
August 22nd, 2011 at 8:38 AM
The Atlanta Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, as Tim Hudson had some flashy help from his defense to squeak out a 1-0 win. Hudson only need the lone run provided by Alex Gonzalez's solo home run in the third inning off Arizona starter Josh Collmenter. That...

Alex Gonzalez Powers Atlanta Braves to 8-5 Victory Over Florida Marlins
August 9th, 2011 at 12:08 PM
Derek Lowe rebounded from a month-long rough stretch to pitch six strong innings, and the Atlanta Braves offense provided plenty of run support in an 8-5 win over the Florida Marlins. Coming into Monday night's game against the Marlins, Lowe's last quality start was June 29 against the Seattle Mariners. After...

David Ross Drives in Atlanta Braves’ Winning Run Over Pittsburgh Pirates in Extra Innings (Again)
July 27th, 2011 at 11:43 PM
It was not quite 19 innings, but it still took free baseball to propel the Atlanta Braves over the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday at Turner Field. The Braves managed only two runs on 14 hits, but it was David Ross' RBI single in the bottom of the 10th put Atlanta in...

Jon Lannan Too Much for Atlanta Braves as Washington Nationals Win 5-2
July 17th, 2011 at 3:00 PM
The Atlanta Braves have always struggled against John Lannan. Saturday night was no different. Lannan got it done with his arm and his bat as the Washington Nationals won 5-2 over the Braves. Lannan, who has a 3.24 ERA in 13 career starts against the Braves, gave up only two runs and...

Atlanta Braves Take Pitchers Duel from Philadelphia Phillies in Another Extra-Inning Game
July 10th, 2011 at 8:11 AM
All-Star snub Tommy Hanson pitched like a man with a purpose for the Atlanta Braves Saturday, but it was the bullpen that had to hold strong again in extra innings. The Philadelphia Phillies sent Cliff Lee to the hill in yet another pitchers duel. After suffering a walk-off loss Friday in...

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...