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Dodgers Send Braves Home

Uribe’s 8th inning home run put an end to the Atlanta Braves 2013 season. The Dodgers won 4-3 and won the NLDS 3-1. The Dodgers relied on the bat of Carl Crawford to get their first 2 runs during game 4.  His home runs in the 1st and 3rd innings put the Dodgers up 2-0. The Braves finally managed to tie things up against Kershaw in the 4th inning.  It started when Chris Johnson singled to left fiel... »

Braves Continue Lackluster Play

Braves Continue Lackluster Play

Evidently home field advantage in the playoffs doesn’t mean anything, ’cause the Atlanta Braves keep rolling out line-ups littered with substitutes. Monday night, in the 5-0 loss to the Brewers, the Braves had Brian McCann and Freddie Freeman sitting on the bench resting.  In a few weeks the season will be over, can’t they rest then? If the best record in the NL is meaningless, I... »

Braves Beat Cubs, Clinch NL East Tie

Braves Beat Cubs, Clinch NL East Tie

A big 9th inning led the Atlanta Braves to clinch at least a tie in the NL East.  The Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 9-5, as Jason Heyward made his return to the Braves lineup. The Braves got a commanding lead early on Friday, but were not able to hold on to it.  In the 2nd inning, Chris Johnson homered to left field, to get the game’s scoring started. They added 3 more runs off a long ball in the 3... »

Nationals Blank Braves 4-0

Nationals Blank Braves 4-0

The Atlanta Braves struggled and could not get anything going in game 2 of the series.  They were shutout by the Washington Nationals 4-0 on Tuesday night. The Nationals got their first and only run they needed in the 2nd inning.  Steve Lombardozzi singled to right field to score Bryce Harper.  That was the game’s 1st run and it would stay that way until the Nationals added more in the 8th inning.... »

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... »

Braves Squeak Past Nationals

Braves Squeak Past Nationals

After Saturday’s marathon, the Atlanta Braves bench players were able to get a 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday afternoon.  The series win for the Braves cuts their magic number down to 24 games. Brian McCann, Jason Heyward, Justin Upton, and Andrelton Simmons all sat out after the long game on Saturday. The Braves got their only 2 runs in the game’s 1st inning.  Freddie Freeman pic... »

Strasburg against Braves

Braves Battle Nationals But Lose Late

It was a really entertaining game on Saturday night between the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals, and it wasn’t  long before tempers flared and things boiled over from Friday night, when Bryce Harper was HBP twice.  After Jason Heyward’s leadoff homer, Stephen Strasburg hit Justin Upton with a pitch.  Everyone thought the 2 teams were all square, but apparently Strasburg had other pla... »

Right fielder Jason Heyward Braves

Jason Heyward Leads Braves to Series Win

Jason Heyward led the Atlanta Braves as they took 2 out of 3 from the Miami Marlins this  weekend.  The offense was great as they beat the Marlins 9-4 on Sunday afternoon. The Marlins looked to be in command after they put together a 3-run first inning.  Jake Marisnick got the scoring started, when he singled to left field.  Ed Lucas scored and gave the Marlins the game’s first run.  Henderson Alv... »