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Phillips flashes leather, remains mum on switch

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:07:41 EDT

During Saturday night's 11-8 loss to the Reds at SunTrust Park, Braves third baseman Brandon Phillips showed his former teammates he can still be as impressive as he was during his days as their National League Gold Glove Award-winning second baseman.



Braves fall despite Suzuki, Phillips, Adams HRs

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:17:35 EDT

Reds outfielder Scott Schebler highlighted a three-hit performance with a pair of doubles and proved to be one of Julio Teheran's primary nemesis during Saturday night's 11-8 win over the Braves at SunTrust Park.



Votto 'ungodly' at the plate, eyes MVP Award

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:52:25 EDT

Cubs manager Joe Maddon may have put it best, explaining why he resorted to a fourth man in the outfield to defend Joey Votto: The Reds first baseman is "ungodly" at the plate. It's a worthy descriptor to attach to one of the frontrunners for Most Valuable Player in the National League.



Braves to show style for Players Weekend

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:04:24 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.



Gohara fans five for Gwinnett

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:58:57 EDT

Trevor Stephan, the Yankees' No. 30 prospect, led the Class A Short Season Staten Island pitching staff with a dominant performance in a 5-0 win over Lowell on Saturday.



Kemp activated, hopes hammy issues in past

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:29:55 EDT

As Matt Kemp has repeatedly been hindered by hamstring problems this season, it has been easy to forget he exited May on pace for a second straight 30-homer season and ranked among the top 10 National League leaders in both batting average and OPS.



Q&A: Caray on family legacy, broadcasting

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:49:19 EDT

Chip Caray is a third-generation broadcaster. He is following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Harry, and his father, Skip. However, this is not a story of a kid who grew up hanging around the ballpark with his grandfather and his father.



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 MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Newcomb eyeing first home win vs. Reds

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:00:00 EDT

Braves rookie Sean Newcomb is looking to win his first home start as he faces the Reds in the series finale at SunTrust Park. Cincinnati will counter with rookie Luis Castillo.



Braves fall to Reds despite Adams' home run

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:52:28 EDT

Sal Romano halted his recent struggles by delivering one of the finest starts of his rookie season and R.A. Dickey's attempt to produce another gem evaporated as the Reds tagged him for three home runs in the sixth inning of Friday night's 5-3 win over the Braves at SunTrust Park.



Gaston honored during Hank Aaron Weekend

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:23:32 EDT

Long before he became the first African-American manager to win a World Series or patrolled the outfield at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Cito Gaston was just a young rookie realizing a lifelong dream.



Braves pay proper respect to Aaron

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:41:42 EDT

It began four decades ago, after Hank Aaron ended his 23 years of greatness as a player in the Major Leagues and was given a massive office at old Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium by the ballclub he helped to make famous.



Book-Ender: Inciarte finishes road trip in style

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:50:16 EDT

Ender Inciarte has not suddenly evolved into some kind of legitimate power threat. But as the Braves' National League Gold Glove center fielder has matured offensively, he has enhanced his fly ball percentage and displayed his home run trot much more frequently than ever envisioned.



Braves smash 4 homers, score 10 to earn split

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:16:37 EDT

Ender Inciarte homered twice and the Braves launched four solo shots off Rockies rookie starter Jeff Hoffman in a 10-4 victory at Coors Field. The result pushed the Rockies into a tie with the D-backs for the top National League Wild Card spot.



Fan makes impressive catch of Inciarte's HR

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:48:03 EDT

Fan makes impressive catch of Inciarte's HR



Acuna homers in third straight for Gwinnett

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:16:40 EDT

If there was any doubt about whether Forrest Whitley was ready for the Double-A level, the teenage right-hander laid it to rest on Thursday by tossing six scoreless innings with a career-high 11 strikeouts in his debut for Corpus Christi.



Braves fall victim to Rockies' potent bats

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:49:14 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.



Folty's frustration continues at Coors Field

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:38:03 EDT

Mike Foltynewicz's recent frustration was extended Wednesday night as he was damaged early and often during a 17-2 loss to the Rockies at Coors Field. The Braves' right-hander matched a career high by allowing eight earned runs over just 3 1/3 innings. This marked the third time in four starts he exited before the start of the fifth inning.



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.



Acuna goes yard for Gwinnett

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:04:33 EDT

Eloy Jimenez and Zack Collins made an immediate impact and paced the Barons' offense to a 9-4 win over Montgomery in their Southern League debut.



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.



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

MLBPipeline.com'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.



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.