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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...

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...

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...

Atlanta Braves Express Interest in Milwaukee Brewers Reliever Mike Gonzalez
July 18th, 2013 at 8:19 PM
With Alex Wood projected to join the Atlanta Braves starting rotation in the future, the club is now down to one left-handed reliever. The Braves were previously in the market for a veteran relief pitcher, but now they're specifically looking for a lefty, Mark Bowman reports. ***VIDEO1*** Assuming Wood ends up in...

Miami Marlins Get to Craig Kimbrel, Take Series from Atlanta Braves
July 5th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
The Miami Marlins kept playing good baseball to finish out the three-game set on Thursday, roughing up Craig Kimbrel to take a 4-3 game and the series from the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. It was just the second home series the Braves have lost all year. ***VIDEO1*** Kimbrel's ninth inning started...

Julio Teheran Throws Gem, Atlanta Braves Take First Game from Minnesota Twins
May 21st, 2013 at 9:12 AM
Julio Teheran further proved why so much was made of his prospect status in Monday's opener with the Minnesota Twins. Teheran put together the best start of his young career in an Atlanta Braves 5-1 win at Turner Field. Teheran went 8 1/3 innings and threw 122 pitches, both career highs,...

Atlanta Braves Bullpen Still Strong with Loss of Eric O’Flaherty
May 20th, 2013 at 8:49 AM
The Atlanta Braves bullpen is riddled with injuries, but if they keep up their current pace, there is nothing to worry about. Jonny Venters and Eric O'Flaherty are gone for the year with Tommy John surgery. Luis Ayala has been on the disabled list since late April with anxiety disorder. Cristhian...

Luis Avilan Throws Bullpen Session, Atlanta Braves Stay Cautious
April 20th, 2013 at 11:21 AM
Atlanta Braves reliever Luis Avilan threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Friday afternoon at PNC Park, braves.com reports. Though the lefty was encouraged with his progress, the team is still on the fence with whether he will need time on the disabled list. ***VIDEO1*** "[The bullpen session] was just okay, nothing that you're going...

Luis Avilan not Likely to Need Time on Disabled List
April 18th, 2013 at 11:57 AM
It looks like the Atlanta Braves won't be without left-handed reliever Luis Avilan for any extended amount of time, even after he fell to the ground in a heap on Tuesday with a hamstring injury, ajc.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** Braves general manager Frank Wren says Avilan will probably not need to go on the...

Luis Avilan Leaves Game with Hamstring Injury
April 16th, 2013 at 11:17 PM
Atlanta Braves reliever Luis Avilan left after crumpling into a heap in the team's 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals. Avilan strained his left hamstring while attempting to make a pitch with two outs in the ninth inning. Avilan pulled up short on the pitch to a pinch-hitting Billy Butler, balking a...

Atlanta Braves Shut Out by San Francisco Giants, Lose 9-0 in Series Opener
July 18th, 2012 at 11:15 AM
The Atlanta Braves were on a roll heading into Tuesday night's contest with the San Francisco Giants. Riding a seven-game winning streak and playing great baseball, the Braves looked to continue their winning ways. Barry Zito and the Giants, however, would have none of that. Zito pitched seven shutout innings as...

Atlanta Braves Place Jonny Venters on Disabled List
July 5th, 2012 at 6:30 PM
The Atlanta Braves have added yet another disappointment for 2012 in the story of Jonny Venters by placing him on the 15-day disabled list with a left elbow impingement. The Braves have called up Luis Avilan to fill Venters' vacated roster spot. Venters, who had struggled to a 4.45 ERA and a...