Braves blast Padres 8-3 in series finale

Atlanta took two of three from San Diego. They put them away with a six run 3rd. Laird, La Stella, Simmons, and C. Johnson all collected RBIs.  Minor won a game for the first time in 8 starts.

Sidenote: Cox, Maddux, and Glavine were inducted into the Hall of Fame today.  All deserved it.  Smoltz and Chipper should join them next year.

Braves lose 3-2 to Fish, thanks to Gattis’ inability to catch two wild pitches in 9th

The headline says it all.

Braves cruise past Marlins 6-1

A night after falling to the Fish 6-5, the offense got rolling early.  A La Stella RBI single and Freeman 3-run HR (14) proved to be all the run support Santana needed.  The NL East Division race tightens.  It’s going to be a dogfight.

Braves fall 3-1 to Fish in 10 as bullpen falters

The bullpen walked too many guys in an eventual 3-1 loss.  Props to Kimbrel for escaping a bases loaded no out jam in the 9th.  Minor looks for his 4th win on Tuesday night.

Braves beat Phils 8-2 in series wrap up

C. Johnsonm’s 2nd inning 2- run HR (6) put Atlanta up for good.  An inning later La Stella cleared the bases with a 3-run double.  Wood was sharp and left after a lengthy rain delay.

The Braves square off with the Fish beginning Monday night.

Braves fall to Phils 2-1

A night after notching a bunch of two out hits in a 6-4 victory, Atlanta’s bats fell silent against Cole Hamels.  C. Johnson’s 7th inning RBI double plated the lone tally.  Wood looks to give the Braves the series win in the rubber game on Sunday afternoon.

Braves’ offense breaks out in 11-6 romp

11 runs on 12 hits. 3 homeruns. Minor (1), C. Johnson two HRs (4, 5).  J UP drove in 4, Simmons had 3 hits.  Nice bounce back from yesterday.  Theran goes for the series win on Sunday afternoon.

Walden coughs up game to Cubs; ATL loses 5-4

The headline says it all.  Benthancourt gave Atlanta some late life with a 9th inning 2 out RBI single before Walden blew it.  Two out rally burns our bacon again.  Disgusted with our play right now.  This was supposed to be the “easy” part of the schedule.

Braves salvage final game of Mets series 3-1; Harang gets 9th win

Braves scored 2 runs (Freeman RBI double and J Hey RBI single) in the 1st to open the scoring.  Their final tally came in the 3rd on a J Up double play.  Harang gutted his way through another start, as the Mets left a small army on the basepaths.  Harang leads the staff in wins.  Nobody saw that coming.  Kimbrel now leads in saves.  Braves head to Chicago to take on the Cubs starting Friday.

Santana has solid start, but Braves fall 4-1 to NYM

Santana pitched 7 effective innings, but the offense failed to hit in the clutch again.  Harang will try to start a winning streak tonight.


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