Craig Kimbrel

Heyward Leads Braves Past Royals

Heyward Leads Braves Past Royals

The Braves came out with a win in their first ever game at Kansas City’s, Kauffman Stadium.  The bats showed up again and led the Braves to a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night. The Royals wasted no time getting the scoring started.  Billy Butler, the Royals designated hitter, singled in the bottom of the 1st inning to score Eric Hosmer from second.  The Royals jumped on the Braves early with a 1-... »

Kris Medlen

Medlen Slams Braves Past Dodgers

Kris Medlen hit a solo homer and pitched  6 2/3 shutout innings as the Atlanta  Braves defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday night, 2-1.  The win gives the Braves a chance to split the series Sunday afternoon. After a Dan Uggla solo shot, and a B.J. Upton strikeout, Braves starting pitcher Kris Medlen belted a solo shot of his own. The home run was the 1st of Medlen’s big league career. Those ... »

Atlanta Braves Caps

NL East Race Already Over: Braves Win!

The Braves have already won the National League Eastern Division.  The rest of the league just doesn’t know it yet. The Washington Nationals and their fans think they are going to get things together, and make a charge to overtake the Braves.  Well, they won’t.  The Nationals had their 15 minutes of fame last year, and history will show their team to be nothing more than a “One H... »

Braves Fantasy Baseball Report

Braves Fantasy Baseball Report

Fans of the Atlanta Braves have certainly enjoyed the first month and a half of the season, as they have been one of the top teams in baseball. Perhaps the only people more excited about the team’s start are those who own some of the red-hot players on the Braves in fantasy leagues. Here’s a look at the top three producers right now, and whether they can keep it up all season long. Justin Upton Wh... »

Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel

Craig Kimbrel: What is Wrong?

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has been so dominant in his career, that when he struggles like he has recently, it comes as a shock. Kimbrel has blown three of his last five save opportunities, including last night when he gave up back-to-back jacks with two outs in the ninth, while trying to preserve a one run lead.  So is something wrong with Kimbrel? “I feel like those are three wins we shou... »

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,... »

Atlanta Braves Bullpen Struggles

Atlanta Braves Bullpen Struggles

The Braves beat the Reds 7-4 on Monday and Craig Kimbrel earned his 10th save.  But it is hard to ignore the fact that the Braves bullpen, solid as a rock early in the season, continues to be shaky of late. The Reds got two hits in the ninth off Kimbrel, and had slugger Joey Votto up representing the tying run, before Kimbrel fanned Votto to end the game.  In Great American Ballpark, where the gam... »

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... »