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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:31:41 EDTDansby Swanson homered for the first time at Turner Field and Matt Kemp delivered a go-ahead, RBI double in the eighth inning, as the Braves extended their winning streak against the Phillies to seven games in Thursday night's 5-2 win.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:28:09 EDTDansby Swanson says it felt like every time he visited Turner Field as a fan, Chipper Jones homered. Now, the suburban Atlanta native can proudly relate to what it feels like to energize the hometown fans with a dinger.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:22:02 EDTOver the course of the past week, Freddie Freeman has said that all streaks eventually come to an end. But, it's safe to say he was hoping his streak would have lasted at least a few more days to provide him some material to use during his trash-talking exchanges with his good friend Dan Uggla.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:49:19 EDTOver the past three seasons, 19 players have batted leadoff for the Braves. And although eight have filled that spot this year, Ender Inciarte has cemented his status atop the order over the past two months.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:16:13 EDTAfter sitting through more than four hours of a delay before Thursday's rainout against Cleveland, the Tigers head to Atlanta with a lot on the line in the final weekend of the regular season.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:49:07 EDTOver the last 20 seasons, the Ted has hosted many memorable MLB moments. As the Braves say goodbye to their home since 1997, we look back at the top 10.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:41:45 EDTFreddie Freeman now owns MLB's longest hitting streak of the season. His quest to claim the Atlanta record has garnered the attention of one of his closest friends, who just happened to set this mark five years ago.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:32:45 EDTDansby Swanson recorded a pair of extra-base hits through the first three innings and Matt Kemp provided Mike Foltynewicz more cushion with a two-run home run that accounted for just a portion of the damage the Braves produced against Adam Morgan in Wednesday night's 12-2 win at Turner Field.
Wed, 7 Sep 2016 18:11:30 EDTWho 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.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:54:05 EDTA little over two weeks ago, when a line drive from Marcell Ozuna struck Mike Foltynewicz's left calf and knocked him out of the game, it was unclear if he would pitch for the Braves again in 2016. But in Wednesday's 12-2 win over the Phillies at Turner Field, the right-hander returned from his left calf contusion and made his final start of the season under his own terms, allowing one run on two hits across five innings.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:03:06 EDTEven as the Braves continued to stumble during his first month as their interim manager, Brian Snitker repeatedly praised the dedication, effort and professionalism his players showed on a daily basis. A little more than four months later, those players have validated their manager's longstanding belief that good things come to those who remain accountable in the midst of adversity.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:39:33 EDTLong after Julio Teheran's struggles began with Ryan Howard's first-inning grand slam, the Braves battled back from a six-run deficit for a 7-6 win over the Phillies on Tuesday night at a rain-soaked Turner Field.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:06:59 EDTAtlanta's Freddie Freeman homered, singled, drew a walk and scored three runs in his team's 7-6 comeback win over the Phillies to extend his streak of reaching base safely to 45 consecutive games.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:50:00 EDTAs they prepared for their respective duties before Tuesday night's game against the Phillies at Turner Field, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and Fox Sports South broadcaster Matt Diaz were among the many members of the baseball world who were still feeling the emotions created by Jose Fernandez's sudden death.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:40:03 EDTThe Braves traded Beckham to San Francisco for Minor League shortstop Rich Rodriguez. The deal provides the Giants some bench depth as they attempt to claim one of the National League's two Wild Card spots.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:00:00 EDTBraves first baseman Freddie Freeman earned National League Player of the Week honors after hitting .500 (11-for-22) with two home runs and seven RBIs in six games last week.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 14:36:09 EDTApproximately five minutes before arriving at Marlins Park on Sunday morning, Freddie Freeman, Tyler Flowers and a group of other Braves on the team bus were suddenly overwhelmed with sadness and bewilderment as they learned Marlins ace Jose Fernandez died a few hours earlier in a boating accident.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:08:12 EDTThe Braves instructional league camp officially began last Monday, but there was a group of young players who were deservedly given a few extra days to report to Orlando. That core of young pitchers join international signee Kevin Maitan and more.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:33:42 EDTThere's still a heartbeat, albeit a faint one. The Marlins are still alive and kicking in the National League Wild Card race after snapping the Braves' seven-game win streak with a 6-4 victory on Saturday night at Marlins Park.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:59:46 EDTBraves first baseman Freddie Freeman extended the longest active hitting streak in the Majors to 28 games when he produced an RBI single off Wei-Yen Chen during the first inning of Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Marlins.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:37:54 EDTA little more than three weeks after returning to the big leagues for the first time in more than two years, Braves right-handed reliever Shae Simmons is dealing with yet another arm ailment.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:24:43 EDTAll season, the Braves have presented problems to Miami. On Friday night, Adonis Garcia's two-out RBI single in the ninth inning lifted Atlanta to a 3-2 comeback win and pushed the Marlins closer to National League Wild Card elimination.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:21:07 EDTFreddie Freeman extended the longest active hitting streak in the Majors and became just the second player in Atlanta history to record an 80th extra-base hit in one season. But much of the satisfaction Freeman felt after Friday night's 3-2 win over the Marlins stemmed from the fight he and his Braves teammates have shown, which has enabled them to avoid what once seemed like an inevitable 100-loss season.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:56:33 EDTMatt Kemp's birthday did not go exactly as he had envisioned. The Braves' left fielder was ejected during the third inning of Friday's 3-2 win over the Marlins after he expressed displeasure toward a strike called against Nick Markakis.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 01:48:16 EDThe Braves continue to play for more than pride. The way they've heated up, they're spoiling the postseason plans for a couple of National League East rivals. Matt Kemp belted two home runs and Josh Collmenter gave up two runs in seven innings on Thursday night in Atlanta's 6-3 win over Miami at Marlins Park.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:57:57 EDTFreddie Freeman now has the distinction of doing something his good friend Chipper Jones never did during his legendary career. But after extending his on-base streak to 42 games in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Marlins, the Braves first baseman laughed when he was asked if he now has bragging rights.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:53:33 EDTThe Catch happened during July 1992, when Otis Nixon climbed the outfield wall at Atlanta-Fulton County Coliseum for the Braves to do more than just snatch away a home run from the Pirates' Andy Van Slyke to keep a long winning streak alive. Nixon created the gold standard for superlative catches along these lines. Which brings us to the unfathomable thing that Ender Inciarte did Wednesday night at Citi Field in New York against the Mets.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:48:32 EDTIt appears the rumors about the demise of Matt Kemp's career were a bit premature. After being given away in exchange for cost savings for the Padres on July 30, the former Most Valuable Player Award candidate is providing the Braves more reason to believe they soundly gambled on his future.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:21:03 EDTAs Atlanta's Ender Inciarte and Cincinnati's Billy Hamilton have spent the past couple of months producing an impressive list of defensive gems, they have become two obvious frontrunners among National League center fielders for a Gold Glove Award.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:01:46 EDTYoenis Cespedes nearly won Wednesday night's game for the Mets on a walk-off, three-run homer in the ninth, but center fielder Ender Inciarte robbed him with a leaping catch at the wall. The resulting 4-3 win was the sixth in a row for the Braves at Citi Field and their fifth straight overall.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:56:35 EDTAccording to Statcast™, Yoenis Cespedes hit the final out of Wednesday's 4-3 Braves win over the Mets with an exit velocity of 101.7 mph and a launch angle of 28 degrees. Such batted balls are a hit 84 percent of the time and a home run 72 percent of the time. Ender Inciarte made sure this one was neither.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:47:24 EDTInciarte broke many Mets fans' hearts with crazy grab
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:55:30 EDTWith the days winding down on a Braves season that is finishing much better than it began, interim manager Brian Snitker said on Wednesday that he hopes to get a chance to continue in the job.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:12:56 EDTBraves right-hander Jose Ramirez has dropped his appeal of a three-game suspension for throwing a pitch over Jose Fernandez's head last week at Turner Field.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 01:43:03 EDTThe mark of good teams is often beating poor ones. Last year, the Mets fattened up on the Braves, Phillies, Reds, Rockies and others, all of whom finished with losing records. Their renaissance this year dovetailed with the softest portion of their schedule. But the Braves, a thorn in New York's side for decades, are no longer playing along. In coming from behind to win a 5-4 game over the Mets on Tuesday, the Braves improved to 9-9 against the Mets this season
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:27:51 EDTIt can't be the mound and it can't be the ballpark, Julio Teheran said, because last season he pitched a game at Citi Field and it didn't go at all well. This year? Different story. This year, the Braves' right-hander has made two starts at the Mets' home, and he was outstanding both times.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:00:10 EDTA little more than six months from now, the Braves will open the 2017 season back at Citi Field. It would hardly be a surprise if Noah Syndergaard is the Mets' starter that day. It would hardly be a surprise if Dansby Swanson is the Braves' shortstop. And it would hardly be a surprise if Swanson doesn't look at all intimidated when he comes to the plate.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:23:16 EDTAaron Blair was taking it all in stride, but his phone was buzzing. "I've probably got 70 messages and 10 calls," the 24-year-old right-hander said on Monday night, a few minutes after the Braves' 7-3 win over the Mets went into the books as his first Major League victory. "I'm sure I'll be up all night returning calls."
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 01:21:06 EDTAtlanta knocked Noah Syndergaard out of Monday night's series opener in the fourth inning, tagging him for five runs in a 7-3 win over the Mets. The loss put New York at risk of losing ground to the Giants and Cardinals, who entered Monday's play within one and two games, respectively, of the Mets in the National League Wild Card race.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:16:53 EDTInciarte briefly loses track of count, walks anyway
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:46:51 EDTThere will be stories for Freddie Freeman to tell his son someday. Yeah, kid, you cried so much you kept dad up all night. And I still got on a plane, showed up at Citi Field and got four hits. "Hopefully, I have some other cool games I can tell him about," Freeman said late Monday night, enjoying the Braves' 7-3 win over the Mets but realizing that what he really needed was a good night's sleep. Or maybe he didn't need it.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 21:00:00 EDTAdonis Garcia went 3-for -4 with three RBIs to help the Braves defeat the Nationals, 6-2, on Sunday at Turner Field. Washington's magic number to clinch the National League East remained at six as the second-place Mets edged the Twins, 3-2.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 20:22:16 EDTAfter shedding some tears of joy upon hearing on Friday night that his son had been promoted to the Major League level, Rudy Ruiz gathered some family members and boarded a flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta. The hectic cross-country trip provided him more opportunities to think about what it would be like to see his son on a big league field for the first time.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 20:10:12 EDTAfter spending his first two seasons battling inconsistent stretches that have led him to experience brief stints in the bullpen and back at the Minor League level, Matt Wisler understands that he is nearing a point where all of his struggles can't be blamed on growing pains.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 12:45:10 EDTSince he first learned his wife, Chelsea, was pregnant, Freddie Freeman had dealt with the emotions of becoming a father. But during Wednesday night's 7-5 loss to the Marlins, the Braves first baseman's level of excitement reached another level when he found out Chelsea was going into labor.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 19:05:00 EDTNick Markakis drove in two runs and helped the Braves defeat the Nationals, 7-3, at Turner Field on Saturday afternoon. Washington's magic number to clinch the National League East crown remains at six games.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 18:35:00 EDTOn Saturday afternoon at Turner Field, Josh Collmenter stood on a Major League mound for the first time in nearly two months, facing one of the best lineups in baseball in the Nationals. Such a draw could have intimidated the 30-year-old, but he came through in a 7-3 victory.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 13:30:00 EDTA conversation with Braves president of baseball operations John Hart lingered in Rio Ruiz's mind throughout the offseason and into this year. And after dropping close to 30 pounds since then, the 22-year-old earned his reward on Saturday, when the Braves selected his contract from Triple-A Gwinnett.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 00:22:11 EDTThe Turner Field crowd roared and Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy applauded, but it wasn't until Matt Kemp looked up at the center-field scoreboard that he realized why. After leading off the bottom of the second inning with a double off Max Scherzer, the Braves outfielder turned around and saw the message on the screen congratulating him on the 1,500th hit of his Major League career.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 21:39:47 EDTWith a South Atlantic League title on the line, Max Fried was at his best. The Braves' No. 11 prospect recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts over seven innings on Friday to help lead Class A Rome Braves past Lakewood, 6-1, in Game 4 of the South Atlantic League finals at FirstEnergy Park.