Andrelton Simmons

Simmons Kimbrel

Is Andrelton Simmons for Real?

How ’bout Andrelton Simmons last night?  He went 3 for 4 with 2 home runs and 3 RBI and made a play at second base that still has me scratching my head.  If he makes that play in the seventh game of the World Series it would be legendary.  Check out the video at:  Andrelton Simmons Great Play With last night’s win the Braves equaled last season’s win total (one) against the Reds,... »

Maholm Braves

Game Story: Simmons Homers Twice in 7-4 Win

Andrelton Simmons hit two home runs and drove in four runs total, and starter Paul Maholm pitched 5 2/3 effective innings, as the Atlanta Braves made it two in a row with a 7-4 win over the Reds in Cincinnati.   The Braves jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first when Freddie Freeman singled in Chris Johnson, who had walked and advanced to third on Justin Upton’s bloop single down the right field lin... »

Simmons Braves Shortstop

Andrelton Simmons Goes Backside in Win

In the Braves 3-2 win Monday night over Washington, the box score shows that the Nationals had three up and three down in the night inning.  But it wasn’t that simple. Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond led off the ninth by hitting a routine grounder to Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons.  As Simmons fielded the ball, his legs went out from under him, and it appeared that the Nats would have so... »

The Rev

Pastornicky Returns to Atlanta

The Braves called up utility infielder Tyler Pastornicky from AAA Gwinnett on Tuesday.  Pastornicky was hitting .351 with a .372 on-base-percentage and .473 slugging percentage at Gwinnett. Pastornicky had 1 home run and 7 runs-batted-in and stole 3 bases in 4 attempts while accumulating 74 at bats. In 2012 Pastornicky was the Braves regular shortstop coming out of spring training but was replaced... »

World Baseball Classic:  Should Braves Fans Care?

World Baseball Classic: Should Braves Fans Care?

Is there any reason why Braves fans should like the World Baseball Classic?  Personally, I don’t care if I hear one score from the World Baseball Classic, and I certainly don’t care who wins the thing. I care about the Atlanta Braves and major league baseball, and have no interest in this glorified exhibition tournament called The World Baseball Classic. February and March are the mont... »

Atlanta Braves: Spring Training Information

Atlanta Braves: Spring Training Information

With the Super Bowl over, and the 2012 college football and NFL seasons in the books, we can turn our complete attention to major league baseball, and the Atlanta Braves.  Sure, the NBA is still percolating, but we watch it with one eye until the playoffs start, don’t we? Spring Training Information Pitchers/catchers report: Monday, February 11 Pitchers/catchers first workout: Tuesday, Febru... »

Braves Andrelton Simmons – The 2012 Report Card

Seems like a long time ago that Tyler Pastornicky beat out Andrelton Simmons in spring training to win the shortstop job. When he was called up on May 30, Simmons brought excellent defense and surprising hitting prowess to the Atlanta Braves. Simmons was playing so well after his call up, that he became a legitimate Rookie of the Year candidate, until suffering a broken hand injury in early July. ... »