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Braves fall victim to Rockies' potent bats

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:13:47 EDT

After scoring three or fewer runs in eight straight games, the Rockies jumped all over opposing starter Mike Foltynewicz for eight runs in 3 1/3 innings and beat the Braves, 17-2. Every Rockies' starting position player scored, Trevor Story homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs, DJ LeMahieu tallied four hits and four runs, and Gerardo Parra and Mark Reynolds each had four RBIs.

Motte invites kids with cancer to meet Bettis

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:54:42 EDT

While spending Spring Training with the Rockies this year, veteran reliever Jason Motte arranged for some cancer patients from the Colorado Children's Hospital to spend some time with him and his teammates. Now a member of the Braves, Motte invited some of those children to Coors Field on Monday night to watch Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis make his first start since being diagnosed with testicular cancer in December.

Rookie Sims to face Rockies for first time

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:48:27 EDT

The Rockies and Braves close out their four-game series Thursday afternoon at Coors Field with two young starters taking the mound. Jeff Hoffman pitches for the Rockies and rookie Lucas Sims opposes.

Braves to show style for Players Weekend

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:11:57 EDT

Tyler Flowers has promised to garner attention with the catching equipment he has specially ordered and the always-entertaining Brandon Phillips is sure to make an impression two weeks from now, when Major League players are given a chance to express their individuality by personalizing their uniforms.

Markakis homers, Braves top Rox on error

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:50:17 EDT

The Rockies and Braves played a close game Tuesday night at Coors Field, but an uncommon sight was the difference -- a Nolan Arenado error.

Staying positive, Swanson collects pair of hits

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:33:57 EDT

As Dansby Swanson continues to reacquaint himself with the Major Leagues and make the adjustments necessary to prove he can be successful at the highest level, he draws upon the mental strength he receives through his daily practice of writing positive thoughts and reading motivational books.

Improved slider proves to be key for Teheran

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 20:47:52 EDT

Unpredictable seems to be an appropriate term to describe Julio Teheran's inconsistent season. So, maybe it shouldn't be surprising to learn after shying away from his slider in his first two starts this month, the Braves right-hander relied heavily on this weapon as he produced one of his best starts of the season in Monday night's 3-0 loss to the Rockies at Coors Field.

Braves' Top 30 prospects list

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:40:23 EDT

Who do the Braves have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Atlanta's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

Thrilling inside-the-park bid becomes first out

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:09:49 EDT

Approximately three hours later, as he digested Monday night's 3-0 loss to the Rockies at Coors Field, Braves third base coach Ron Washington was still wondering if the result would have been different had he not waved Ender Inciarte toward the plate with the hope of beginning the game in electrifying fashion.

Teheran terrific but bats stall vs. Bettis, Rockies

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:58:58 EDT

Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis wasn't defeated by testicular cancer, and he wouldn't let the Braves beat him Monday night. He threw seven scoreless innings, and the Rockies came through when Charlie Blackmon tripled and scored in the eighth inning for a 3-0 victory at Coors Field.

Camargo still receiving treatment for knee

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:51:49 EDT

Johan Camargo can continue to feel fortunate about the likelihood of returning to the Braves' lineup this season. But it appears the initial projection of being sidelined for two weeks with a right knee bone bruise was a bit optimistic.

Maitan, Waters post big game for Danville

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:49:29 EDT

Alex Verdugo's hot streak continued as he hit his sixth homer of the season and drove in three runs in Triple-A Oklahoma City's 9-4 win over Round Rock on Monday night.

On Aug. 14, 1996, the Braves called up Andruw

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:35:45 EDT

On Aug. 14, 1996, the Braves called up Andruw

Wilson makes Pipeline Team of the Week

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:02:30 EDT's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any Minor Leaguer currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.

'Boo' Phillips enjoyed return to St. Louis

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 19:15:29 EDT

Cardinals fans haven't forgotten about their dislike of Brandon Phillips from his many years with the Reds. And in case they'd forgotten, the third baseman, now with the Braves, gave them more reasons to boo him this weekend.

Dickey delivers an end to Braves' skid

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 20:23:26 EDT

The Braves put an end to their five-game skid and the Cardinals' eight-game winning streak on Sunday, as R.A. Dickey silenced a St. Louis offense that had scored at least six runs in its last seven games to take a 6-3 victory at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals staged a comeback attempt in the eighth, loading the bases, but ultimately came up just short.

Kemp nearing return; Jackson K's career high

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 18:47:07 EDT

Outfielder Matt Kemp, on the disabled list for the second time this season due to a right hamstring strain, is getting closer to returning. Braves manager Brian Snitker said Saturday that Kemp could be activated Friday.

Freeman delivers in ninth, but rally falls short

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 04:32:53 EDT

Games back: none. Led by a surging offense and a solid outing by Carlos Martinez, the Cardinals made it eight in a row on Saturday night with a 6-5 victory over the Braves at Busch Stadium. With the win and the Cubs' 6-2 loss to the D-backs, the Cardinals are now tied for first place in the NL Central with Chicago after being 5 1/2 games back less than two weeks ago.

So close, but Braves can't shake skid

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 23:57:25 EDT

The beleaguered Braves haven't lost their fight. Freddie Freeman and Co. showed that Saturday night, pushing across two runs in the ninth inning against Cardinals. But Atlanta couldn't complete the comeback, falling 6-5 for their fifth straight loss.

Acuna goes yard for Gwinnett

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 02:11:01 EDT

Pitching deeper into the season than he ever has before, Beau Burrows continues to get better. Burrows, Detroit's No. 4 prospect (No. 95 overall), was untouchable on Saturday as he tossed six hitless innings with eight strikeouts and two walks to pace Double-A Erie in an 11-0 rout of New Hampshire.

No. 2 prospect Albies has 'makeup of a star'

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 01:13:54 EDT

It hasn't taken long for Braves rookie second baseman Ozzie Albies to show why he's been considered one of the game's top young prospects.

Comeback bid falls short after Folty struggles

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 01:05:36 EDT

Different opponent, same outcome. The Cardinals kept their winning ways alive on Friday night with an 8-5 victory over the Braves at Busch Stadium to extend their streak to a season-best seven games. They have recorded eight runs in six consecutive wins, the first team to do so since the 2006 Braves. Meanwhile, Atlanta has lost 14 of its past 18 games.

Adams warmly received in return to St. Louis

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:47:35 EDT

Matt Adams was greeted by many familiar faces when he returned to Busch Stadium on Friday, with former Cardinals teammates, coaches, media members and stadium workers among those welcoming the Braves outfielder/first baseman.

Wentz fans eight for Rome

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:43:55 EDT

Duane Underwood Jr. had been making strides in recent starts for Double-A Tennessee, though it wasn't until Friday night that the right-hander managed to put it all together

Inciarte's 'D' in league of its own

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:10:29 EDT

Nothing against the rest of the Braves, but Ender Inciarte is the people's choice around the clubhouse. Well, at least among the pitchers.

7 players Braves could summon on Sept. 1

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:50:01 EDT

The Braves are permitted to have up to 40 players to their roster for the final month of the season, and with many prospects ending their Minor League season in a couple weeks, there are plenty of potential callups. Here are some players the Braves could consider bringing up when the rosters expand in the upcoming weeks.

Swanson back up as Camargo goes on DL

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:34:16 EDT

It seemed like the stars might have aligned perfectly for Dansby Swanson to cap his first day back at the Major League level in storybook fashion. One on, two outs in the ninth with his team trailing -- this was the kind of moment in which he excelled during his memorable career at Vanderbilt University.

Braves can't get over the hump vs. Phillies

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:08:54 EDT

The Braves accounted for each of the three losses the mighty Dodgers experienced during a recent 24-game span. But they have also encountered nothing but frustration against the last-place Phillies, who extended their success against their National League East rivals with a 3-2 win on Wednesday night at SunTrust Park.

Allard fans 10 for Mississippi

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 02:18:32 EDT

Free from the pitcher-friendly ballparks of the Florida State League, Nick Senzel's home-run power is starting to show in earnest.

Freeman HRs, but Braves fall to Phillies

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 00:05:29 EDT

Odubel Herrera's 12th homer sparked a three-run fifth inning and provided more than enough insurance to help the Phillies cruise to a 5-2 victory over the Braves on Tuesday at SunTrust Park.

Camargo sustains bruised knee bone

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 00:27:19 EDT

It might take some time, but Johan Camargo will eventually be able to laugh about the embarrassing -- and initially scary -- tumble he took while completing his normal pregame ritual before the Braves were handed a 5-2 loss by the Phillies on Tuesday night at SunTrust Park.

Three 2017 Draft picks fire Danville no-no

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 20:01:39 EDT

A trio of 2017 Draft picks combined to throw a no-hitter as the Rookie-level Danville Braves topped the Bristol Pirates, 5-0, in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Tuesday.

Inbox: Is Dansby destined for second base?

Mon, 7 Aug 2017 20:10:12 EDT

Are the Braves serious about using Dansby Swanson at second base? Beat reporter Mark Bowman answers this and more in the latest Inbox.

Sims shows promise by rebounding in start

Sun, 6 Aug 2017 17:54:06 EDT

As the Braves spent the past few years stockpiling highly regarded pitching prospects, Lucas Sims became somewhat of a forgotten figure. But the 23-year-old hurler has handled the challenges presented to him during his first two Major League starts, showing he still possesses some of the promise he had when he was once the organization's top prospect.

Back-to-back HRs take down Sims, Braves

Sun, 6 Aug 2017 18:19:34 EDT

A pair of homers during a four-run first inning provided early comfort for Marlins right-hander Jose Urena, who proved to be nearly flawless through six innings in a 4-1 win over the Braves on Sunday afternoon at SunTrust Park.

Folty records career-high 11 strikeouts

Sat, 5 Aug 2017 22:32:40 EDT

Mike Foltynewicz has realized his preseason goal to harness his emotions and end his tendency to be adversely affected by inevitable adversity. As the Braves right-hander has matured and firmly established himself as a legit frontline starter, he has also shown fortitude while not allowing a bad start to influence his next outing.

Braves deal Rodriguez back to Bucs

Sat, 5 Aug 2017 17:22:37 EDT

Sean Rodriguez is headed back to Pittsburgh. The Braves are trading the utility man to the Pirates for a prospect, a source told's Mark Bowman on Saturday.

No. 10 prospect Fried called up, joins bullpen

Sat, 5 Aug 2017 18:34:48 EDT

It has been a long road for Max Fried, but as he walked into the Braves clubhouse for the first time, he knew that he had finally made it. Fried, the prized prospect from the 2015 Justin Upton trade, was called up from Double-A Mississippi on Saturday along with Jace Peterson from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Freeman homers, has 4 RBIs in win vs. Miami

Sat, 5 Aug 2017 23:23:42 EDT

Mike Foltynewicz responded to Giancarlo Stanton's MLB-leading 36th home run by throwing a career-high 11 strikeouts, as the Braves' offense ignited for seven runs to beat the Marlins, 7-2, on Saturday at SunTrust Park.