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Braves Injury Update: Jason Heyward to return by Monday

The Atlanta Braves fell to the New York Mets on Saturday by the score of 4-2. The loss dropped the Braves to two games under .500 at 76-77, second in the National League East. With eight games remaining in the season, the Braves are on the brink of elimination from playoff contention. On the injury front, right fielder Jason Heyward was out of the lineup again on Saturday and might...
Via MLB Injury News
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Mike Minor exits with shoulder discomfort

Braves left-hander Mike Minor left Saturday night's start against the New York Mets after one inning with left shoulder discomfort, per Mark Bowman of MLB.com. He was relieved by David Hale.Minor's spring training began late due to illness, and he was shut down in mid-February with shoulder issues, coming off the DL on  May 2. Prior to Saturday's start, Minor was...
Via MLB Injury News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Minor leaves start with shoulder discomfort

With the Braves fading down the stretch it appears the season of left handed starter Mike Minor will come to a close following just one inning of work on Saturday. Minor got a late start to the season after dealing with tendinitis in his throwing shoulder and then struggled for much of the season. Lately he began to look like the pitcher that impressed the Braves a year ago. Now...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves Fan Makes Amazing Home Run Catch With Popcorn Bucket (Video)

When a home run ball is launched off a bat and headed toward the seats, the instinctive reaction for fans is to raise a glove or bare hand in the air to catch the souvenir. This Atlanta Braves fan catches his souvenirs a little differently, though. During Friday night’s game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets at Turner Field, Lucas Duda smacked a dinger to right field...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves fan catches HR ball in popcorn bucket (Video)

An Atlanta Braves fan used his bucket of popcorn to catch a home run ball during Friday night's game against the visiting New York Mets.It happened in the top of the sixth as Mets batter Lucas Duda hit the two-run shot to right field. The fan didn't have a glove, so he used his bucket of popcorn to make the grab. The fan was able to protect his wife and kids and retain...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves blanked again in home loss to Mets

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 5-0 loss to the Mets on Friday -- a defeat that might prove to be a death knell to Atlanta's wild-card playoff chances in the National League: 1. You don't have to be a math major to comprehend the Braves' dissipating odds of forcing a tie in the wild-card chase Yes, it helps that Atlanta (75-76) draws Pittsburgh...
Via Fox Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves fan catches homer in popcorn bucket

The story here isn’t Lucas Duda homering off of Julio Teheran to give the Mets a 2-0 lead. No, it’s this Braves fan catching the homer in his bucket of popcorn. Nice play, man. I’d make a Falcons joke, but considering they destroyed the Bucs on Thursday night, I think they’re just fine with receivers right now. The post Braves fan catches homer in popcorn bucket appeared...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Fan Takes Foul Ball Straight To The Face (Video)

A severe lack of hand-eye coordination left one Atlanta Braves fan with a busted face Wednesday night. The poor soul tried to extend his hat to haul in a foul ball at Turner Field but failed miserably, with the ball missing the hat entirely and landing directly on his nose. ...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  1 Comment

Braves Injury Update: Evan Gattis diagnosed with kidney stone

Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis, who has not played since September 7, was diagnosed with a kidney stone exacerbated by the strep throat he has been fighting, reports Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Atlanta has lost 5 of 6, pretty much dropping them out of contention for a Wild Card. Rookie Christian Bethancourt caught all those games, providing solid...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves fan trying to catch foul ball with hat gets smashed in face instead (GIF)

A fan taking in the Atlanta Braves-Washington Nationals game at Turner Field on Wednesday evening attempted to snag a souvenir with his hat but instead got a face full of baseball as a reward for his comically futile efforts. With arms outstretched and hat in hand, the dude probably thought he was about to make […] The post Braves fan trying to catch foul ball with hat gets smashed...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves fan hit in face trying to catch foul ball

This clip from Wednesday night’s Nationals-Braves game at Turner Field is going to make you wince…and then maybe laugh. Ah jeez. I’m laughing. The poor guy had no chance at this foul ball. What’s more embarrassing – the Braves’ play on the field this September, or this fan completely whiffing on catching this foul ball and eating it? But seriously, random Braves fan...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is it time for the Atlanta Braves to clean house?

To say this was a disappointing season for the Atlanta Braves would be an understatement. After surprising the league, overtaking the Washington Nationals last year, and starting this year as the youngest team in baseball, things were looking up for the Braves despite the national media’s love affair with the Nationals. Most picked the Nationals to win the division, and obviously...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Do the Braves Go From Here?

Unlike the previous iteration of the “Where Do The _____ Go From Here”, the immediate future of this week’s focus, the Atlanta Braves, remains very much unwritten. The Braves are 5.5 games out of a National League Wild Card spot with one team to leap frog. Should a litany of things break their way, they’ll […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s next for the Braves?

Fredi Gonzalez Braves – Photo Credit – LWYang All season, we have known how bad the Texas Rangers have been. We also know that they have an excuse — injuries has killed that team and since they have been good the past couple of years, they kind of get a mulligan, though it might be unfair. So what exactly is the Atlanta Braves (75-75) excuse for getting swept by a Rangers ...
Via Hot Stove MLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Evan Gattis still out Monday

As the Atlanta Braves season continues to spiral out of control, their slugging catcher Evan Gattis continues to be shelved with strep throat.  He is not in the lineup today and Kevin McAlpin is reporting that he is going again to doctors to see why he is still feeling symptoms.  Evan Gattis is seeing doctors once again to determine why his symptoms of strep throat continue to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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