Craig Kimbrel

Braves Lock Up Kimbrel

The Atlanta Braves have made another big financial commitment, locking up All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel, with a four-year contract and an option year in 2017.  Financial terms have not been announced by the Braves.  The signing helps the Braves and Kimbrel avoid a potential nasty arbitration hearing. “We are very excited to agree to terms with Craig, who we feel is the best closer in Maj... »

Braves Fans Should Calm Down

Braves Fans Should Calm Down

I wanted to write this article after Atlanta Braves fans had a chance to take a deep breath and calm down.  The fan in us is always quick to criticize and get upset, but most of the time when we take a step back, we can see things a little more clearly.  That’s what I am trying to do with this Braves team, because believe it or not, this team had a really good year. I will start this off by saying... »

Braves Give Nationals Series Opener

Braves Give Nationals Series Opener

A costly error from Andrelton Simmons helped the Washington Nationals take down the Atlanta Braves in the final at bat.  The Nationals won 6-5, which keeps the Braves magic number at 4. The Nationals jumped on the Braves early in game 1 of the double-header.  Jayson Werth started it off when he doubled to deep center field.  Denard Span scored the game’s first run.  Bryce Harper then added a run o... »

Medlen Shuts Down Padres

Medlen Shuts Down Padres

Kris Medlen shut down the San Diego Padres, and Chris Johnson and Freddie Freeman got the key hits, as the Atlanta Braves scored their first win over the Padres this season.   Johnson and Freeman provided the only offense for the Braves on Saturday night. Chris Johnson got the scoring started in the 4th inning.  He continued his great work with 2 outs and RISP, with a single to left field.  Justin... »

Medlen Pitches and Johnson Homers Braves Past Phillies

Medlen Pitches and Johnson Homers Braves Past Phillies

The Atlanta Braves evened up the series with the Philadelphia Phillies with a 3-1 victory on Tuesday night.  The Braves rode the backs of Kris Medlen and Chris Johnson to get the win against the Phillies. Kris Medlen was great on the mound, as he recorded his 4th straight start with a win.  The win evened up Medlen’s W-L record for the season.  He is now 10-10 for 2013.  It is pretty awesome for M... »

Simmons Clutch Hit Slips Braves Past Cardinals

Simmons Clutch Hit Slips Braves Past Cardinals

The Braves got a clutch hit from Andrelton Simmons late in Saturday’s game, as they defeated the Cardinals 2-0.  The Braves have cut the Cardinals lead for home field advantage in the playoffs to 4.5 games. Saturday’s game turned into a pitchers duel, as Julio Teheran faced off against Cardinals starter, Joe Kelly.  Neither starter factored into the decision, as they both shut down the opposition.... »

All-Star Freddie Freeman Keys Braves Win Over Reds

All-Star Freddie Freeman Keys Braves Win Over Reds

The Atlanta Braves newest all-star, Freddie Freeman, used Thursday night to show why he deserved to win the final NL spot.  Freeman led the Braves (53-39) to a 6-5 victory in the 1st of 4 games against the Cincinnati Reds (51-41). It was around 5:15 p.m. on Thursday when Freddie Freeman and the Braves got the news they had hoped to hear.  With 19.7 million votes, Freeman beat out Yusiel Puig and g... »

Braves left fielder

Upton Brothers Lead Braves Over Marlins

The Atlanta Braves got big nights from Julio Teheran and both Upton brothers as they beat the Miami Marlins in game two of the series.  The Braves pounded out 11 hits while defeating the Marlins 6-4 on Tuesday. With Monday night’s 14 inning game, the Braves really needed Julio Teheran to go deep into Tuesday’s start.  Teheran did exactly that, with a great start in Miami.  He pitched 7.1 innings a... »