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C.B. Bucknor’s Ejections of Fredi Gonzalez, Alex Wood Just Another Sign Umpires Need Accountability
September 19th, 2013 at 8:43 AM
Major League Baseball was further given opportunity to correct the UmpShow after Wednesday night's debacle, in which C.B. Bucknor made yet more bad calls and injected himself into the game, ejecting Fredi Gonzalez and Alex Wood. Even though the Atlanta Braves won the game, Bucknor needs to answer for his consistently...

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...

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...

Atlanta Braves Waste Two Jason Heyward Home Runs as Washington Nationals Win in Extras
August 18th, 2013 at 1:07 AM
The Washington Nationals used an Adam LaRoche home run in the 15th inning to beat the Atlanta Braves 8-7 Saturday night. It was the second extra inning game between the two teams in as many nights. Jason Heyward belted two home runs, including a game-tying two-run home run off Nationals closer Rafael...

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...

Justin Upton’s Walk-off Homer Gives Atlanta Braves Win Over Washington Nationals in 10 Innings
August 16th, 2013 at 11:47 PM
In this budding rivalry between the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals, Justin Upton just made it that much sweeter for Braves fans with his walk-off homer Friday night in a 3-2 win at Turner Field. After Ian Krol got Jason Heyward to ground out to start the 10th, Upton worked a...

Atlanta Braves Rally Late, Beat Washington Nationals for 13th Straight Win
August 7th, 2013 at 11:26 PM
That's a clown sweep, bro. The Atlanta Braves, fueled by clutch hits by Jason Heyward and Justin Upton, finished off a sweep of the Washington Nationals, beating them 6-3 on Wednesday to extend their winning streak to 13 games. The Nationals had tied the game in the seventh on Ian Desmond's...

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...

Frank Wren Condemns Atlanta Braves Twitter War with Washington Nationals
August 7th, 2013 at 7:26 PM
Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren wasn't happy with how his public relations team handled last night's altercation with Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals. When Julio Teheran plunked Harper in the fifth inning, Harper took exception, leading to the following exchange.   @Braves Which part, giving up the home run, or...

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...

Washington Nationals Lose Cool with Atlanta Braves on Twitter Over Bryce Harper Incident
August 6th, 2013 at 11:23 PM
Things got heated in the Atlanta Braves' 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, when Julio Teheran plunked Bryce Harper with the first pitch of the at-bat in the fifth inning after Harper admired his homer in the third. Harper wasn't impressed. ***VIDEO1*** The Braves then tweeted, "Clown move bro," in...

Evan Gattis Provides Key Hit, Atlanta Braves Beat Washington Nationals for 12th Straight Win
August 6th, 2013 at 11:09 PM
When you're hot, you're hot. The Atlanta Braves happen to be hot, riding Evan Gattis' two-run single to beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Tuesday at Nationals Park. Gattis was only in the game because Jason Heyward strained a muscle in his neck in the first inning, so he was batting in...

2013 All-Star Game Starting Lineups: Game Thread
July 16th, 2013 at 3:28 PM
  2013 All-Star Game July 16, 2013 American League National League Game Details Time: 8:00 PM EDT Stadium: Citi Field (Flushing, NY) Broadcast: FOX Game Conditions Weather: Sunny Temperature: 91°F - 83°F Wind: N 7 MPH Lineups: 1. Mike Trout, CF 2. Robinson Cano, 2B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 4. Chris Davis, 1B 5. Jose Bautista, RF 6. David Ortiz, DH 7. Adam Jones, CF 8. Joe Mauer, C 9. J.J. Hardy, SS         1. Brandon Phillips, 2B 2....

Bryce Harper’s Favorite Home Run So Far was Off Atlanta Braves’ Jonny Venters
July 16th, 2013 at 7:56 AM
***PHOTO1*** One of the great things about the All-Star Game, this one being played Tuesday at Citi Field, is that interaction happens between people who normally don't talk to each other. Atlanta Braves' beat reporter Mark Bowman was around when Washington Nationals' outfielder Bryce Harper talked about his favorite homer so...

Yoenis Cespedes Wins 2013 Home Run Derby Over Bryce Harper
July 16th, 2013 at 7:00 AM
Oakland Athletic's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes blasted 17 home runs in the first round of the 2013 Home Run Derby at Citi Field on Monday, eventually outlasting Washington Nationals' outfielder Bryce Harper for the title. ***VIDEO1*** Cespedes, who isn't even on the American League All-Star team, bested Harper's eight homers in the final round,...

Chris Davis, Bryce Harper Swing for the Fences in 2013 Home Run Derby
July 15th, 2013 at 8:33 AM
The 2013 Home Run Derby at Citi Field is rife with storylines in both leagues' teams. Here's a brief look at the sluggers featured at this year's All-Star Game festivities that will take place at 8 p.m. on ESPN. National League: David Wright, New York Mets: The captain of the NL squad,...

Ramiro Pena Becomes Unexpected Hero, Atlanta Braves Top Washington Nationals in 10
April 13th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Ramiro Pena was signed as a utility infielder for his glove work, but did pretty much everything for the Atlanta Braves in the series opener with the Washington Nationals, including hitting his first homer since 2011 to give Atlanta a 6-4 win at Nationals Park. ***VIDEO1*** The Braves exercised incredible patience in...

Chipper Jones and Michael Bourn Among Finalists for MLB All-Star Game Final Vote
July 2nd, 2012 at 7:57 PM
Atlanta Braves teammates Chipper Jones and Michael Bourn are among the five finalists eligible for the Final Vote to participate in the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Jones, who announced in spring training that this season would be his last, is hitting .292 with six home runs, 29 RBIs, and...

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...

Bullpen Gives up Four Runs, Atlanta Braves Lose Sixth Straight
May 26th, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Earlier in the week, it seemed the Atlanta Braves could not get back to Turner Field quickly enough. Now that they have arrived, the Washington Nationals started beating up on their injury-riddled lineup and bullpen, downing the Braves 8-4 Saturday afternoon. With Chipper Jones, Freddie Freeman, David Ross and Brian McCann...