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A Closer Look at Chris Johnson’s Breakout Season with the Atlanta Braves
August 8th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
When the trade that brought Justin Upton and Chris Johnson to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for fan-favorite Martin Prado and multiple prospects was announced, few Braves fans had any idea who Johnson was, or how important he would be to Atlanta's offense in the 2013 season.  After spending his first...

Atlanta Braves Bats Still Slumping in Shutout by Milwaukee Brewers
June 22nd, 2013 at 9:06 PM
The Atlanta Braves still can't get their offensive act together, getting shut out by the Milwaukee Brewers for the second straight game in a 2-0 loss at Miller Park on Saturday afternoon. ***VIDEO1*** The Braves previously had issues with striking out too much, but Donovan Hand only struck out three batters over...

Atlanta Braves Trade Juan Francisco to Milwaukee Brewers
June 3rd, 2013 at 2:18 PM
Juan Francisco has seen his time with the Atlanta Braves officially come to an end. Four days after the Braves designated him for assignment, Francisco was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for minor league lefty reliever Tom Keeling, braves.com reports. Atlanta acquired Francisco from the Cincinnati Reds before last season in...

Atlanta Braves Designate Juan Francisco for Assignment, Promote Alex Wood
May 30th, 2013 at 3:31 PM
The Atlanta Braves bolstered their bullpen Thursday by calling up left-hander Alex Wood from Double-A Mississippi. To make room for Wood, the Braves designated Juan Francisco for assignment, Dave O'Brien tweets. ***PHOTO1*** Francisco hit .241 with five homers and 16 RBIs in 115 at-bats. He also struck out 43 times and hit...

Julio Teheran Throws Gem, Atlanta Braves Take First Game from Minnesota Twins
May 21st, 2013 at 9:12 AM
Julio Teheran further proved why so much was made of his prospect status in Monday's opener with the Minnesota Twins. Teheran put together the best start of his young career in an Atlanta Braves 5-1 win at Turner Field. Teheran went 8 1/3 innings and threw 122 pitches, both career highs,...

Atlanta Braves Look to Stay Hot, Host Minnesota Twins
May 20th, 2013 at 4:12 PM
The Atlanta Braves look to continue their three-game winning streak when the Minnesota Twins make their first trip that counts to Turner Field. Other than a Spring Training in 2011, the last time the Twins were in Atlanta was for the Braves' Game 5 win of the 1991 World Series. The...

Julio Teheran Throws Gem, Atlanta Braves Blow Out Colorado Rockies to Sweep Doubleheader
April 24th, 2013 at 8:44 AM
Despite freezing temperatures at Coors Fields, the Atlanta Braves picked a fine time to swing hot bats in their 10-2 win over the Colorado Rockies to sweep Tuesday's doubleheader. ***VIDEO1*** Julio Teheran threw seven strong innings in his start, giving up one run in what was by far his best Major League...

Chris Johnson to Start at Third Base for Atlanta Braves
April 22nd, 2013 at 8:51 AM
Both Chris Johnson and Juan Francisco have been hitting well for the Atlanta Braves, and Fredi Gonzalez was affirmative to Johnson taking over the third base job when Freddie Freeman returns from the disabled list. ***VIDEO1***   "He'll play third," Gonzalez said on braves.com. "The guy is leading the league in hitting." Johnson is...

Atlanta Braves Split Series with Kansas City Royals, 10-game Winning Streak Snapped
April 17th, 2013 at 8:41 PM
The Atlanta Braves finally had their 10-game winning streak snapped Wednesday afternoon by the Kansas City Royals at Turner Field. Mike Minor took the hard-luck loss in a 1-0 game. Kansas City benefited from a mental error on the part of Evan Gattis. After Alcides Escobar singled to start the fourth, he...

Atlanta Braves Pound Five Home Runs, Beat Kansas City Royals for 10th Straight Win
April 17th, 2013 at 8:30 AM
The Atlanta Braves once again proved they're the team to beat in Major League Baseball on Tuesday, overcoming three errors by launching five solo homers at Turner Field to top the Kansas City Royals 6-3 for their 10th straight win. The Braves blew up a decisive eighth inning, when Kevin Herrera...

Atlanta Braves Crush Miami Marlins to Finish Sweep
April 11th, 2013 at 8:43 AM
When Chipper Jones coined the terms "yicketty" and "mammo" for home runs and monster home runs last season, he surely didn't envision the power output of this year's Atlanta Braves team. Juan Francisco and Evan Gattis each went mammo as the Bravos finished off a three-game sweep of the Miami...

Mike Minor Leads Atlanta Braves Past Chicago Cubs in Series Opener
April 6th, 2013 at 8:47 AM
Mike Minor looked like he didn't miss a beat from the second half of 2012 in Friday night's series opener with the Chicago Cubs. He pitched into the eighth inning for the Atlanta Braves in the 4-1 win. ***VIDEO1*** Minor went 7-2/3 innings, giving up just one run and striking out seven....

Juan Francisco, Chris Johnson to Platoon at Third Base for Atlanta Braves
March 22nd, 2013 at 8:44 AM
With both Juan Francisco and Chris Johnson raking during Spring Training, Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has decided what most people expected - that the pair will start the 2013 season as a platoon at third base. "I think both of those guys are playing such great baseball," Gonzalez said on...

B.J. Upton, Dan Uggla Hit First Homers in Atlanta Braves Win Over Detroit Tigers
March 3rd, 2013 at 10:15 PM
Coming from polar opposite ends of production, B.J. Upton and Dan Uggla each hit their first homers of the spring as the Atlanta Braves coasted to a 6-1 over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday at Champion Stadium. Upton hit his homer - his first in an Atlanta uniform - in the...

Atlanta Braves to Alternate Starts in Third Base Competition
February 21st, 2013 at 11:08 PM
Juan Francisco and Chris Johnson will compete in Spring Training to see who will fill the next Atlanta Braves third baseman. Manager Fredi Gonzalez will alternate the pair's stats every day in an even bout to determine the starter, braves.com reports. The Braves could end up platooning Johnson and Francisco if...

Atlanta Braves Encouraged by Juan Francisco’s Progress
December 11th, 2012 at 11:18 PM
The Atlanta Braves still need a left fielder and a lead-off hitter, and it's becoming more evident that general manager Frank Wren may end up filling the spot with internal options. Wren and Fredi Gonzalez spent a few days in the Dominican Republic evaluating several Braves' progress in winter ball,...

Atlanta Braves Claim Second Consecutive 1-0 Victory Over Colorado Rockies
September 6th, 2012 at 9:48 PM
The Atlanta Braves managed to defeat the Colorado Rockies 1-0 on Wednesday due to an unearned run. That unlikely scenario unfolded again on Thursday afternoon when the Braves claimed another 1-0 victory over the Rockies in an unusual fashion. Juan Francisco raced home to score the game's lone run when pitcher Jhoulys...

Tim Hudson Strong Against San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves Secure Series Split
August 27th, 2012 at 8:59 AM
The night after Mike MInor got on base twice and scored two runs while throwing a gem, Tim Hudson got two hits himself as he threw seven solid innings in the Atlanta Braves' 7-1 win over the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on Sunday night. The Braves had lost four of...

Atlanta Braves Rally, Defeat Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 in Extra Innings
August 18th, 2012 at 3:38 PM
It looked like the Atlanta Braves were on their way to a loss in the series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. However, the Braves rallied in the eighth inning and won on a Juan Francisco walk-off single in the 11th inning. After two quick outs in the...

Monday Curse Snapped, Atlanta Braves Take Series Opener with Miami Marlins
July 31st, 2012 at 8:45 AM
It wasn't as epic a curse as the Curse of the Bambino, but the Atlanta Braves finally snapped their 2012 Monday Curse on the 13th try. After going 0-12 on Mondays this year, the Braves - with the exception of Tommy Hanson - went with a traditional high socks look...