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Atlanta Braves Lose Homefield Advantage Despite Win Over Philadelphia Phillies
September 29th, 2013 at 5:54 PM
The Atlanta Braves got the win they needed over the Philadelphia Phillies in the series finale Sunday, but they didn't get a St. Louis Cardinals loss to the Chicago Cubs, so they'll host the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series. The Braves pounded the Phillies in a 12-5...

Benches Clear Between Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers After Carlos Gomez Homer: Video
September 25th, 2013 at 8:28 PM
It doesn't get more bush league than this. Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez was ejected after staring down Atlanta Braves Paul Maholm and jawing with Freddie Freeman after hitting a homer in Wednesday's game at Turner Field. That led to a confrontation with Brian McCann in front of home plate and...

Atlanta Braves Turn Crazy Double Play Against Washington Nationals: Video
September 18th, 2013 at 8:05 AM
The Atlanta Braves turned a terribly odd double play that looked more Little League than Major League in Tuesday's nightcap loss to the Washington Nationals. ***VIDEO1*** With a runner on and no outs in the third inning, Denard Span hit a grounder to Freddie Freeman, who threw to Andrelton Simmons for the...

Atlanta Braves to Call up Catcher Christian Bethancourt
September 9th, 2013 at 8:25 AM
The Atlanta Braves are planning to call up catcher Christian Bethancourt from Double-A Mississippi on Monday, Tom Hart reports.   Braves will call up Catcher Christian Bethancourt today. 21 year-old hit .277/12/45 at Double A Mississippi this year. — Tom Hart (@tom_hart) September 9, 2013 Bethancourt is known for his defense, and his .277...

Atlanta Braves Avoid Sweep, Take Series Finale from St. Louis Cardinals
August 25th, 2013 at 6:20 PM
Another fine start by Mike MInor, combined with the efforts of a B-team lineup allowed the Atlanta Braves to snap their three-game losing streak and prevent a four-game sweep at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, taking a 5-2 win at Busch Stadium. Minor gave up six hits...

Atlanta Braves Offseason Moves Key to Successful Season
August 11th, 2013 at 10:07 AM
The Atlanta Braves began their busy offseason on November 1, 2012 when former Brave, Jordan Schafer, returned to the team after being claimed off waivers from the Houston Astros. Later that month, David Ross’ departure led to the signing of backup catcher Gerald Laird and the Braves also bolstered their...

Atlanta Braves Likely to Activate Gerald Laird from Disabled List Sunday
August 10th, 2013 at 9:08 PM
After going hitless in his first minor league rehab game Friday, Gerald Laird opted to play another rehab game Saturday and will likely be activated from the disabled list Sunday, Dave O'Brien reports. Laird went 0-for-3 but threw out an attempted base stealer for Triple-A Gwinnett in his first game action...

Gerald Laird Hitless in Atlanta Braves Minor League Rehab Game
August 9th, 2013 at 9:19 PM
Gerald Laird went hitless in a minor league rehab game with Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday. The Atlanta Braves are expected to activate their backup catcher Saturday. Laird went 0-for-3, putting the ball in play in each of his at-bats. He also caught Pete Orr of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs stealing. The...

Gerald Laird Resumes Baseball Activities, Should Rejoin Atlanta Braves Saturday
August 8th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Atlanta Braves catcher Gerald Laird has finally resumed baseball activities Wednesday afternoon for the first time since a procedure to remove kidney stones last week, ajc.com reports. Laird worked out Wednesday with Class-A Rome. The Braves currently have him scheduled to play a minor league rehab game with Triple-A Gwinnett before...

Atlanta Braves Place Gerald Laird on Disabled List, Activate B.J. Upton
August 3rd, 2013 at 3:54 PM
The Atlanta Braves have activated B.J. Upton from the disabled list after recovering from his strained right adductor muscle. To make room for him on the roster, the Braves placed Gerald Laird on the 15-day DL in his recovery from a kidney stone removal procedure, braves.com reports. ***VIDEO1*** Upton has spent the...

Atlanta Braves’ Gerald Laird Attempting to Pass Kidney Stone
July 30th, 2013 at 7:57 PM
For anyone wondering why they haven't seen Gerald Laird with the Atlanta Braves recently, it's because he's trying to pass a kidney stone, ajc.com reports. Laird has been in severe pain the past several days, leading to a hospital visit on Sunday. The majority of the time he hasn't been in...

Atlanta Braves Players Believe Ryan Braun Suspension Should Be Longer
July 23rd, 2013 at 8:25 PM
The suspension of Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has left a severely sour taste in baseball fans' mouths. And though most are glad Major League Baseball suspended the steroid user for 65 games, many Atlanta Braves players think he should have gotten a bigger suspension, ajc.com reports. Under the deal Braun...

Atlanta Braves Bat Around in 14th Inning of Win Over Miami Marlins
July 9th, 2013 at 8:39 AM
It took a little over four hours, but the Atlanta Braves came away with a win in a wild 14th inning rally for a 7-1 victory in the series opener with the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. ***VIDEO1*** For a time, it seemed the Braves were doomed to the same road futility...

Major League Baseball Should Fire Angel Hernandez
July 6th, 2013 at 1:50 PM
Gerald Laird and Fredi Gonzalez being ejected in the Atlanta Braves' 5-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday is just the latest reason that Major League Baseball should fire Angel Hernandez. ***VIDEO1*** Anything less would do the game a great injustice, given that Hernandez rung up Andrelton Simmons on a similarly terrible...

Former Atlanta Brave Chipper Jones Calls for Boycott of Angel Hernandez
July 6th, 2013 at 11:45 AM
When someone has had his number retired by the Atlanta Braves, people generally take what he says seriously, so it will be interesting to see if fans heed to call of Chipper Jones to boycott games umpired by Angel Hernandez.   Our only recourse, as fans, is to turn the station whenever...

Gerald Laird, Fredi Gonzalez Ejected in Atlanta Braves Loss to Philadelphia Phillies, Angel Hernandez
July 6th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Gerald Laird and Fredi Gonzalez were ejected by Angel Hernandez for arguing a strike three call Hernandez made in the third inning of the Atlanta Braves' 5-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. Laird blew a gasket on a strike three call that mirrored one Andrelton Simmons got in the first...

Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies: Gameday 86
July 5th, 2013 at 5:52 PM
  Game #86 July 5, 2013 Atlanta Braves Philadelphia Phillies Game Details Time: 7:05 PM EDT Stadium: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Broadcast: Fox Sports South Game Conditions Weather: Sunny Temperature: 89°F - 82°F Wind: SSW 14 MPH Lineups: 1. Andrelton Simmons, SS 2. Jason Heyward, RF 3. Justin Upton, LF 4. Freddie Freeman, 1B 5. Chris Johnson, 3B 6. Dan Uggla, 2B 7. B.J. Upton, CF 8. Gerald Laird, C 9. Paul Maholm, P 1. Michael Young, 3B 2. Chase Utley, 2B 3. Jimmy Rollins, SS 4. Ryan Howard, 1B 5. Domonic Brown, LF 6....

Alex Gordon Hits Walk-off Single, Atlanta Braves Lose to Kansas City Royals in 10 Innings
June 27th, 2013 at 8:53 AM
The Atlanta Braves continued their road woes on Wednesday, finishing up their road trip with walk-off loss to the Kansas City Royals. Alex Gordon provided the game-winning hit off Alex Wood in the 4-3 loss at Kauffman Stadium. ***VIDEO1*** Of course, the Braves wouldn't have been in that situation if they hadn't...

Mike Minor Allows Three Homers, Atlanta Braves Drop Series to New York Mets
June 21st, 2013 at 8:49 AM
The Atlanta Braves just couldn't seem to put it together in the finale of their five-game series with the New York Mets at Turner Field. Mike Minor gave up three home runs and the offense wasted gobs of opportunities in the 4-3 loss on Thursday. ***VIDEO1*** All three Mets homers were solo...

Atlanta Braves Win Third Straight in Comeback Fashion, Sweep Los Angeles Dodgers
May 19th, 2013 at 10:47 PM
The Atlanta Braves have made their tough roadtrip a distant memory after staging a late-inning comeback for the third straight night, taking a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers to complete a three-game sweep at Turner Field. Contrary to Friday and Saturday's wins, the Braves actually won a game without...