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Atlanta Braves: Projecting Craig Kimbrel’s legacy

There’s no such thing a true, 100% automatic closer. However, the closest thing in today’s game would have to be Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves. Craig Kimbrel is having another great year and could become one of the best relievers of all time when he retires, but other factors could affect his ranking, too. The Braves are seeking its third straight playoff performance, and...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves defeat Pirates for fourth straight win

After dropping to .500 on the season the Atlanta Braves pulled off a weekend sweep of the Oakland Athletics. On Monday the Braves kept to their new-found winning defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in their series opener at PNC Park. The Braves scored six runs – five earned – in the first inning against Pirates starter Vance Worley. Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons each homered...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta rebound from Dodgers’ visit, sweep A’s

With a 6-run first inning in Pittsburgh tonight, it’s a good time to look back at the last two series and how the Braves fared against two visiting California clubs. As the end of the season inches closer and closer, the Braves continue to be one of the most frustrating and inconsistent clubs in the National League. Managing to win just one against the first place club in the NL...
Via BravesWire
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves sign Donnie Murphy

The Braves signed free agent Donnie Murphy and assigned the infielder to Triple-A Gwinnett Saturday.
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Streaker causes brief delay in A's-Braves game

ATLANTA (AP) A nude man ran onto the field in the sixth inning of the Oakland Athletics-Atlanta Braves game, briefly interrupting play on Saturday night. With the Braves leading 4-2 in the bottom of the inning, the man jumped onto the field from the stands near the Atlanta dugout and ran toward center field. The reaction from fans was a mix of gasps and roars. Turner Field security...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Heyward takes on Ice Bucket Challenge (video)

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward is the latest to accept the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS awareness. On Friday Heyward had a bucket of ice water dumped on him while he stood in the Braves dugout. Your browser does not support iframes. Heyward was 1-for-4 with two runs scored and a walk in Friday’s game against Oakland. Hard to argue with those results.
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UPDATED: Braves Injury Update: Justin Upton exits with strained hamstring

Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton exited Thursday's game against the LA Dodgers in the eighth inning with an apparent leg injury after hitting an RBI double. B.J. Upton came in to pinch run for him at third base. Video here and below. The team announced after the game that Justin has a mild hamstring straing.Justin Upton's batting line is  .281/.358/.505 with 21...
Via MLB Injury News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Justin Upton exits

Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton exited Thursday's game against the LA Dodgers in the eighth inning with an apparent leg injury after hitting an RBI double. B.J. Upton came in to pinch run for him at third base. Video and updates to follow as soon as we get them.Justin Upton is hitting .281/.358/.505 with 21 homers and 72 RBI. B.J. Upton remained in the game to play...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ervin Santana dares Dee Gordon to steal on him

After speedy Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon tallied his 52nd stolen base of the season with a swipe of second base against Braves pitcher Ervin Santana last night, a hilarious showdown ensued that featured Santana daring Gordon to proceed to try and take third. Santana’s lucky he didn’t get called for a balk as he egged Gordon on from the rubber, as he appeared to flinch...
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

'Antiques Roadshow' finds $1M Boston Red Stockings collection

The PBS series "Antiques Roadshow" hit one out of the park after someone showed up with a collection of pristine 1870s Boston baseball memorabilia.The treasure trove of signatures and rare baseball cards from Boston Red Stockings players was appraised at $1 million for insurance purposes, series producer Marsha Bemko said.She said it's the largest sports memorabilia...
Via The Other Paper
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: How this week could determine their season

After their worst road trip since 1949, the Atlanta Braves captured two out of three games against the division leading Washington Nationals. With the Braves entering the series 4.5 games back, winning the set was essential. Now 3.5 games back, the Braves enter a challenging four game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers before squaring up for three games against the Oakland A’s...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Andrelton Simmons, Shae Simmons

The Atlanta Braves are still hoping shortstop Andrelton Simmonscan avoid a trip to the disabled list, reports Mark Bowman of MLB.com. David O’Brien of The Atlanta Journal Constitution  adds that reliever Shae Simmons is making progress towards returning from a shoulder injury:Shea Simmons says he is on track to return. #Braves— David O'Brien (@DOBrienAJC) August 8, 2014...
Via MLB Injury News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves are wearing down on west coast trip

The Atlanta Braves are struggling through a handful of games on the West Coast, losing seven straight in a stretch of games that has dropped Atlanta to three games behind the Washington Nationals and has left fans and analysts alike wondering if this team plans to bounce back any time soon. Atlanta’s struggles through the past seven games boils down to poor pitching combined with...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons’ injured ankle more serious than Braves thought

getty images While the Atlanta Braves initially indicated that shortstop Andrelton Simmons had simply tweaked his ankle there is some concern that the injury is more serious. Simmons was in a splint and using crutches in the Braves clubhouse on Wednesday. Apparently Simmons’ ankle began to swell once he stopped icing it. While the Braves are hopeful that Simmons can avoid the disabled...
Via Tireball.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrelton Simmons' bare hand catch and throw

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons has quickly rocketed to the top of defensive shortstops in only his second full season in the majors. And it’s not that he specializes in dives or plays to the hole, he does it all. Check out this amazing play from Monday’s afternoon tilt as he uses his bare hand to snag a tricky one-hop off the bat of San Diego Padres speedster Will Venable...
Via Reading Between The Seams
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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