Mike Minor

Alex Wood Concerns?

Braves starter Alex Wood hasn’t been sharp so far this season, walking 6 batters in 11 innings, while registering a 3.86 ERA.  He struggled Sunday against the Mets, giving up 8 hits and 3 walks in 6.2 innings. Wood was able to limit the Mets to 3 runs, he hasn’t lost his ability to battle when in trouble.  If he keeps struggling to throw strikes, though, he’s going to be battling... »

Are Braves Real?

The Braves are off to a surprising 4-0 behind solid pitching and an offense that is actually executing the fundamentals.  To put Atlanta’s start into perspective, the Braves were in first place a couple months into last season, so don’t buy the champagne quite yet. Are these Braves for real?  What is great about baseball is that we will find out nearly every day for 162 games. What you... »

Mike Minor Red Flags

Braves starter Mike Minor has been shut down due to shoulder soreness and oh boy is that ever a concern.  Minor had the same problems last season and never really got untracked after missing a large chunk of spring training. Minor received injections to relieve the inflammation and has adjusted his workout routine to minimize the muscular development and emphasize stretching.  Minor says he has be... »

Medlen Injury News Like Death Watch

Awaiting the news on Atlanta Braves starter Kris Medlen‘s arm health feels like we’re waiting around on a death watch.  That sounds overly dramatic, but if Medlen is out for the season, it will be a huge blow to the Braves’ chances in 2014. Medlen was a rock in the Braves rotation last season and was probably going to be the Opening Day starter.  He was the Game One starter the p... »

Brave Outlast Dodgers 4-3 to Even Series

Brave Outlast Dodgers 4-3 to Even Series

It felt like a repeat of game 1 when the Los Angeles Dodgers jumped on the Atlanta Braves early.  Again, it was Hanley Ramirez who came through for LA.  He doubled to deep right field in the 1st inning off Braves starter, Mike Minor. Mark Ellis scored to make it 1-0 in favor of the Dodgers. The Braves tied things up off Grienke in the 2nd inning.  Andrelton Simmons came through with a big 2 out do... »

Mike Minor Braves Ace

Braves Need Major Minor Tonight

Game 1 of the NLDS started with a bang for the Atlanta Braves but things quickly changed after Medlen struck out the side in the top of the first.  The Braves knew it was going to be a tough task to take down Clayton Kershaw, and that ended up being an understatement.  After Kershaw toed the rubber in the bottom of the second, with the lead, he never looked back.  The Cy Young candidate lived up t... »

Braves Riding Young Guns

Braves Riding Young Guns

With the Braves cruising to a National League Eastern Division championship behind one of the youngest rotations in the game, the future could not look any brighter for the franchise.  Even the most casual of baseball fans around Atlanta have some knowledge of the team’s run through the ’90s, led by the “Big 3”. However, many may not be in tune to what this current group of... »

Atlanta Braves News

Minor McCann and Freeman Big as Braves Paste Rockies

The Atlanta Braves had a 6 + run inning for the 3rd straight night against the Rockies on Wednesday.  The hot offense led the Braves to a 9-0 win, and gives them a chance to sweep the 4-game series tomorrow night.  The win for the Braves was their 6th straight. Enough cannot be said about Braves starter, Mike Minor.  Over the course of 2013, Minor has become the unofficial ace of the Braves staff.... »