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on 05-12-2011 at 02:06 AM
Atlanta closer, Craig Kimbrel, entered Wednesday night’s game in the top of the ninth inning with the Braves leading the Washington Nationals by a score of 3 -1. Braves starter Tommy Hanson, followed by relievers Cory Gearrin, Eric O’Flaherty and Johnny Venters had held the Nats to only one run on 6 hits in the first eight innings, but Kimbrel surrendered that lead after facing only five Washington hitters, loading the bases with only one out before surrendering an RBI double to pinch hitter Alex
on 05-05-2011 at 12:27 PM
The Atlanta Braves took both games of a doubleheader against Milwaukee Wednesday, boosting their record to 17 – 15 on the season and moving into sole possession of 3rd place in the National League East division. The Braves now trail the 1st place Phillies by 4.5 games. The Florida Marlins are in 2nd place in the division, one game behind Philadelphia. The Braves have been hot lately, winning eight of their last eleven games.
The Braves won game one Wednesday by a score of 8 – 3 behind
on 04-25-2011 at 02:40 AM
The Braves hot/cold offense came alive in a weekend series versus the San Francisco Giants. Atlanta swept the three game set, scoring 18 total runs, including a 9 run outburst Sunday afternoon, only the third time all season they have managed more than six runs.
Atlanta entered the series having lost four of their previous five games, including 3 out of 4 vs. the Dodgers in LA, and with a 7-12 record overall.
It has been a season of frustration for the Braves thus
on 04-18-2011 at 12:39 PM
The Braves system is stocked with intriguing young arms right now, many of whom could make significant contributions to the club during the current season. If you've followed the Braves at all in the recent past, you are certainly aware of the success that young flame throwers Craig Kimbrel (RHP) and Johnny Venters (LHP) are having out of the Atlanta bullpen, and the presence of right handed starter Brandon Beachy in the 5th spot in the starting rotation. Talented lefty Mike Minor has made nine
on 04-05-2011 at 01:47 AM
Jair Jurrjens once again finds himself on the DL as we begin the 2011 season.
I am excited to see how LHP Mike Minor will do in his absence. Righty starter Brandon Beachy pitched well today against Milwaukee. Beachy beat out Minor this spring for the 5th spot in the rotation. They both pitched well in late season call ups last year and both put up excellent numbers in the minors. With an all Righty rotation, in my opinion, it would be great to see Minor have success as a Lefty. If