Ramiro Pena

Ramiro Pena’s Season May Be Over

Ramiro Pena’s Season May Be Over

Atlanta Braves utility infielder Ramiro Pena will be getting a second opinion on his sore right shoulder Wednesday.  It appears the first opinion wasn’t very encouraging. Pena went on the disabled list  on June 21 retroactive to June 17. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez speculated to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about whether the Braves might lose Pena for the season, “I don’t know.  He’s g... »

Braves Batting Injury Bug

Braves Batting Injury Bug

The Atlanta Braves have had a challenging home stand with Monday’s long rain delay and Tuesday’s grueling split doubleheader.  But the most difficult part of the home stand is dealing with the injuries. Dynamic rookie slugger Evan Gattis was placed on the 15-day disabled list after straining his right oblique in the seventh inning Monday night against the Mets and utility infielder Ram... »

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Could Braves Trade Dan Uggla?

Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla has had some great moments since he came to Atlanta, but he’s also been a major enigma.  Uggla is the second highest paid Braves player behind B.J. Upton, but his production hasn’t been top ten. Uggla has not only struggled at the plate, he is currently 20th in the major leagues in second base fielding percentage at .965, and is tied for the majo... »

Braves left fielder

B.J. Upton’s Troubles Affecting Justin Upton?

All the focus has been on B.J. Upton‘s struggles, but B.J. isn’t the only Upton struggling.  Brother Justin has cooled off considerably since his fast April start. Justin won the April National League Player of the Month, mainly on the strength of his 12 home runs.  He also had a lofty .402 on-base-percentage and scintillating .734 slugging percentage. Since then, Justin Upton has been... »

Mike Minor Braves Ace

Fredi Gonzalez Makes Minor Adjustment

Atlanta Braves starter Mike Minor had another solid outing Thursday night against the Toronto Blue Jays.  The big left-hander gave up only two earned runs in seven innings.  Minor struck out five and displayed great control by not allowing a walk. Minor could have gotten through his outing without giving up a run.  The normally sure-handed Andrelton Simmons, booted an almost certain double play ba... »

Justin Upton

Braves Finally Play Best Line-Up

We all know about the struggles that B.J. Upton, Dan Uggla, and Jason Heyward have had thus far this season.  It has created a lot of issues for this team in a multitude of ways. The positive though is that the Braves are four and a half games up in the division going into tonight.  My question is, could they, and should they be up by more? The Atlanta starting lineup Wednesday night had a combine... »

Ramiro Pena:  Yankees and AL No Match

Ramiro Pena: Yankees and AL No Match

The Big Apple and the New York Yankees are thankfully in Ramiro Pena‘s rear view mirror.  Good riddance to the Yankees and the American League.  Pena has found a perfect fit with the Atlanta Braves in the National League. Ramiro Pena has a smug grin on his face as he talks about playing in the National League with the Atlanta Braves.  His game is perfectly suited to the double-switch, late i... »

Braves Clock the Ball

Braves Bomb Squad Dismantling Opponents

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez affectionately refers to his bench players as his “B-Squad” or “Bomb Squad” and after Tuesday night’s thrilling come from behind victory that finished close to midnight, he stated that they would be playing prominent roles in Wednesday’s early afternoon game, as starters received much deserved rest. Bench players are usually the guy... »

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