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... »

Atlanta Braves pitcher

DeWitt Goes on DL Braves Call Up Pitcher

The Braves have placed infielder Blake DeWitt on the disabled list with a lower back strain.  DeWitt has played in 4 games this season for the Braves and has one hit in 3 at bats. DeWitt joins Braves players Christian Martinez, Freddie Freeman, Brian McCann, Jonny Venters, and Brandon Beachy on the injured list. Right handed pitcher David Carpenter has been brought up from AAA Gwinnett to fill DeW... »

Justin Upton

Upton Brothers Already Heroes in Atlanta

In a game where the Braves were down 5 to 1 heading into the bottom of the 8th, it couldn’t have ended any better! The story that would unfold in the last inning and a half was one that will be told for years to come. The bottom of the 8th started with a double by Justin Upton where his hustle allowed him to slide safely into 2nd with a two-bagger that was anything but ordinary. Upton then moved t... »

Atlanta Braves Freddie Freeman

Key Atlanta Brave Goes on Disabled List

Braves hot-hitting first baseman Freddie Freeman has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right oblique.  The concern is that oblique injuries can often linger well beyond the initial diagnosis. Freeman has been an anchor at the clean up spot so far this season, hitting .412 with 1 homer and 7 RBIs.  He has provided valuable protection behind Justin Upton, who has totaled 5 ho... »

Evan Gattis Atlanta Braves

Braves Optimism at All-Time High?

My personal optimism for the Braves is at an all-time high.  I really thought Atlanta had a great opportunity to compete for a championship last year, but this year the chance is even greater.  The first series against the Phillies only boosted my positivity. I know it’s the first series of the year and it is hard to extract meaningful nuggets from it, but I did.  Seeing Justin Upton go yard twice... »

Julion Teheran Braves Pitcher

Julio Teheran: Best Braves News This Spring

There’s been many feel good stories coming out of the Braves spring camp, but starter Julio Teheran’s performance may be the best news of all.  Teheran has appeared in four games and not only has he been effective, he has dominated. That is very good news for the Braves, as the effectiveness of that number five-spot in the rotation in 2013 may be the difference between finishing second... »

Atlanta Braves Spring Game 3: Teheran and Gilmartin Sharp

The Atlanta Braves dropped their third straight spring game, 9-2 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, at the Pirates’ spring complex in Bradenton, Florida. Despite the loss, there were encouraging performances by starter Julio Teheran, and up and coming lefty, Sean Gilmartin.  Teheran pitched two hitless innings while walking one and striking out two.  Gilmartin took over in the third inning and ... »

Atlanta Braves vs New York Yankees

Braves Pitchers Hudson and Kimbrell Talk Game One

No matter what happens in major league baseball spring games, whether it is good or bad, the caveat is always that it is just spring training, and players are just getting ready for the regular season.  You hear players say that over and over again in different ways. Yet, there are common threads to the regular season.  Whether the games are spring or when they count, players are always looking to... »

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