Three Cuts: Teheran, Gattis help Braves blank Phillies

Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 1-0 victory over the Phillies in chilly Philly -- Atlanta's fifth consecutive win. 1. Julio Teheran doesn't need warm weather to dominate the competition in April At 23 years old and hailing from tropical Colombia (South America), Teheran should neither have tangible experience nor great comfort when pitching on cold...
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Craig Kimbrel throws side session, Gonzalez unsure of using him in cold

Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel threw threw a side session on Wednesday. Kimbrel was satisfied with the session proclaiming himself as ready to go but manager Fredi Gonzalez still has reservations about using him in the cold weather expected in Philadelphia tonight. #Braves Kimbrel threw 15-pitch side session today, said shoulder was good & he's ready. Fredi non-committal...
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MLB Rumors: Freddy Garcia awaiting major-league contract

Veteran pitcher Freddy Garcia is staying in shape and waiting for a major league team to make him an offer. He was released by the Atlanta Braves just before the end of spring training. Garcia, 37, has received a few minor-league contract offers from teams including the Texas Rangers but the right-hander is "holding out for an MLB job," according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports...
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Hammerin' Hank receives slew of racist hate mail, again

After speaking his mind about the progress that's been made in race relations over the last 40 years, Hank Aaron sparked many to send the Atlanta Braves racially-charged letters of disapproval. 
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Are Braves baseball's best defensive team?

The sign, which is posted at the base of the ramp that leads from the Braves' clubhouse to the dugout, lists the franchise's Gold Glove winners, along with one of sport's most tried and true cliches. Defense wins championships. For Atlanta, it played a part in last season's National League East title run as the Braves were sixth in the majors in defensive runs saved...
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Mike Minor Return Creates Problem

Mike Minor, Atlanta Braves starter, could be making his first 2014 start for the Braves next week.  Minor was sharp in his rehab start at the Braves Single-A Rome affiliate last Friday, giving up only one hit in five innings. The Braves have Minor scheduled to start this Friday for their AA Mississippi affiliate in his final tune-up before rejoining the big club.  If all goes well...
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Dan Uggla’s grand slam led to this hilarious reaction from Phillies fans

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Uggla’s 9th-inning grand slam gives Braves a wild win at Philly

After seeing the Braves repeatedly fail with runners in scoring position Monday night, Evan Gattis left nothing to chance in the late innings when he a pair of home runs that provided a two-run lead for Ervin Santana against the Phillies. Then Dan Uggla and Andrelton Simmons followed Gattis’ eighth-inning leadoff homer with longballs of their own, and those three consecutive home...
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Braves' Craig Kimbrel (shoulder soreness) is day-to-day

Everyone watching a wild game in Philadelphia tonight was surprised when All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel did not emerge from the Atlanta Braves bullpen in the ninth inning with Atlanta up 9-6. Instead, setup man David Carpenter handled the job, earning his first save of the season. After the game, Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez explained that Kimbrel was unavailable for the game...
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Chopcast: Braves continue dominant run over Nationals

Now that the Braves' latest demolition of the Nationals is complete -- sealed with a convincing 10-2 just hours after Washington general manager Mike Rizzo stood behind his franchise's superiority over the defending NL East champs -- there are many, many arguments to made. And, perhaps, even more questions to ask. (First question being: Who took the initiative to alter the...
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How the Atlanta Braves will make the playoffs

The Atlanta Braves started out this season with some early concerns from the bullpen.  However, a few recoveries and one newly added pitcher, Ervin Santana, are scheduled to put the Braves back into a normal rotation.  Even one of the most doubtful offensive players, B.J. Upton hasn’t completely disappointed like expected.  I feel like the […] The post How the Atlanta Braves...
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Daily Fantasy - Start Ervin Santana

There are just 9 games scheduled tonight in Major League Baseball and there are few favorable pitching matchups. The Atlanta Braves will send Ervin Santana to to hill tonight against the Philadelphia Phillies, and we like this matchup. Yes the Phillies just swept the Miami Marlins, but even just saying that sentence isn't impressive. Santana made his Braves debut against the...
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Widely unowned David Hale headlines our two start players of interest (Two Start Pitchers Week Three)

David Hale - Atlanta Braves (0-0, 2.98 ERA) @ PHI (Cliff Lee) & @ NYM (Zack Wheeler) David Hale is only four percent owned in Yahoo! leagues, a number which is far too low. Simply put, Hale makes batters swing and miss. He had 14 strikeouts over 11 innings in 2013 and had four in five scoreless in his first start of the year against the Nationals. The reason? Am elite 12.4%...
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Atlanta Braves Minor League Report – 2014

It has been a crazy high scoring week in Milb. It was no difference for the Braves minor league teams this week. However, it is the first week of the season. There is no need to get all worked up over the lack of pitching dominance in the Braves system. I think that things will get better as the season progresses.       With the pitching struggle, comes the need for the bats to...
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Did Jason Heyward forget count during leadoff at bat? (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward may have forgotten the count when he stayed at home plate after ball four during his leadoff at-bat in the first inning of Thursday night's game against the N.Y. Mets.After Mets starter Jenrry Mejia threw four consecutive pitches outside the strike zone, Heyward prepared to take another pitch, before...
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