4 run 5th propels Braves to 5-3 win over NY

The Braves scored four runs on 3 doubles, a triple, and single. Bentancourt, Simmons,Eric Young Jr., and Markakis collected the RBI’s.  Theran cruised thru six innings ( 1 hit allowed,) before leaving in the 7th.  He has two wins.Jim Johnson picked up his first save.  Mets only had three hits.  Braves and Alex Wood go for the sweep on Sunday afternoon.

Gosslin’s 2- Run single in 8th proves enough in 5-3 win over Mets

Phil Gosslin’s 2 -run 8th inning single proved to be the big blow in Monday night’s stirring home opener.  Camereon Maybin got the fireworks started early with a solo blast (1),  Gomes later added an RBI single and Bentanchort legged out an RBI one inning later.

Simmons made another great defensive play and the bullpen continued its stretch of good work.  Eric Stutts pitched ok ( 5 IP, 3 k’s, 3 Runs, 2 HR’s allowed).  Theran looks to continue the winning streak tonight.

Pierzinski’s 2- run HR sends Braves to sweep

A. J. Pierzinski powered Atlanta to victory with a 2- run HR (1) in the 7th.  Shelby Miller pitched 5 solid innings in his Braves’ debut.  The bullpen took it the rest of the way.  Following an off day , the Braves and Eric Stutts take on the Mets in Friday’s home opener.

7 run 1st propels Braves to 12-2 win over Fish

Atlanta never looked back in Wednesday’s early contest as they knocked out Marlins starter Matt Latos after just two outs.  The lineup had a good day and Wood had a strong outing in the win.  Markakis has 3 RBI’s already.  Freeman had 3 hits.    Atlanta secures a series win.  Shelby Miller goes for the  sweep tomorrow night.

Braves squeak by Marlins 2-1 in season opener

The Braves got just enough offense today.  In the 1st,  2b Jace Peterson singled with one out, moved to second on a balk, and scored on Nick Markakis’ RBI single.  The go- ahead run was plated in the 6th. Eric Young Jr. hit a hustle double, sacrificed to 3rd, and scored on Markakis’ 2nd RBI.

The defense turned two double plays, including one with the bases loaded and none out in the 7th.   Availan, Jim Johnson, and Jason Grili provided solid relief.  For one day, Atlanta didn’t miss Kimbrel.  They eventually will.  This team has a chance to be in a lot of games, but will have to play ABC baseball to win. At least we didn’t strike out a lot today.

Braves take 2 of 3 in New York; stay alive in wildcard and division race

Braves took a much-needed series win in New York vs. the Mets.  They are still in contention for a playoff spot.  Have to keep winning games.

Braves bash Pirates with big first inning in 7-3 win

Atlanta scored six runs in the top of tyhe first, on the way to a 7-3 victory.  J Hey and Simmons homered to lead off the game.  Santana earned his 13th win of the season.  Harang looks to keep things rolling Tuesday night.

Braves sweep A’s, thanks to power surge

J- Up (23) and C. Johnson (9)  homered and Minor outdueled Lester.  Braves not going away just yet.

Harang struggles early; Braves drop 3 of 4 with 6-4 defeat to LA

Harang struggled in his shortest outing of the season.  J- Up had two more RBI’s but left the game in the bottom of the 8th due to a hamstring strain.  Braves mounted a threat in the 9th by putting the tying runs on base, but B. J. Up struck out.  Surprise, surprise.  We’re just good enough to lose.  Halfway through the August schedule, Atlanta has won only three games I believe.

Braves clip Dodgers 3-2

Kimbrel got Matt Kemp to ground into a game- ending dp with the bases loaded to preserve his 35th save.  It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for the team.  Hope they can stay in playoff contention.

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