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Braves Finally Reach NL Summit Again

Braves Finally Reach NL Summit Again

Earlier in the season, after they started 12-1, the Atlanta Braves had the best record in the National League.  But after following up that hot start with less than stellar baseball, they tumbled a few notches down in the NL standings and have remained there most of the season. With Monday night’s 3-2 victory over the Nationals, their eleventh straight win, the Braves once again stand atop t... »

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Will Braves Finish with Best National League Record?

At the end of May, I predicted that the Atlanta Braves would win the National League East.  Even though the Washington National were anointed by many to be the best team in the National League, I thought the Braves had more depth and better chemistry.  Here’s the link to that article:  NL East Already Over:  Braves Win! Now I’d like to just as confidently predict that the Braves will f... »

Braves Gonzalez Trails Only Rangers and Yankees

Braves Gonzalez Trails Only Rangers and Yankees

Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, like virtually all major league managers, endures his share of criticism. That will probably not change until he wins a World Series championship.  Even then it is hard to please many fans and media types.  Nonetheless, the fact remains that Gonzalez is taking a mid-tier payroll team and on a day-to-day regular season basis is racking up an impressive number ... »

Julion Teheran Braves Pitcher

Teheran Comes Within Inge of No-Hitter

Julio Teheran continued his hot start to the 2013 season on Wednesday afternoon.  Teheran had a no-hitter going until Brandon Inge spoiled it with 2 outs in the 8th Inning. Teheran’s final line for the game ended with (8IP, 1H, 2BB, and 11Ks).  His start coupled with the Braves timely hitting gave the Braves (37-22) a 5-0 win, and series sweep of the Pirates (35-25). The Pirates staff was not so l... »

Simmons Braves Shortstop

Simmons First Career Walk-off Lifts Braves Over Pirates in Extras

A great game at the plate for Andrelton Simmons ended even better as his walk-off double in the bottom of the 10th scored Dan Uggla from 2nd base and gave the Braves a 5-4 victory over the Pirates on Tuesday night. The Pirates jumped on the Braves early as Gabby Sanchez homered to center.  Andrew McCutchen added 2 more runs to the Pirates lead with a double down the left field line in the 3rd inni... »

Medlen Braves Starter

Kris Medlen Rides Placid Waters

Atlanta Braves starter Kris Medlen was relaxed and upbeat after he garnered his second win of the season Monday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates, 7-2.  But nothing new there, win or lose, Medlen’s demeanor is always about the same. The pitcher who has been compared to Greg Maddux on the field, rides the same placid waters as the mellow Maddux did when off the field. Last season when Medl... »

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 ... »