Tomorrow Brandon Beachy will pitch two innings in extended spring training, and then make his first minor league start on Sunday for the AAA Gwinnett Braves. Hopefully Beachy’s rehab will progress without setback, as a healthy Brandon Beachy would be a huge shot in the arm for the Braves. Before the game tonight Martin Prado [...]
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez puts another interesting line-up out there tonight against the Diamondbacks. Most notable is that the .153 hitting B.J. Upton will bat second and the .307 hitting Chris Johnson will bat eighth. This will be the fifth time this season that B.J. Upton has batted second. At first glance it looks a [...]
With the Braves playing the Diamondbacks in a three game series starting tonight, there are inevitable discussions and assessments about the trade that brought Justin Upton and Chris Johnson to Atlanta, and sent Martin Prado and prospects, to Arizona. Braves manager, Fredi Gonzalez, isn’t in the business of publicly assessing trades, but he is very [...]
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, looking to get more life into a line-up that has scored only three runs the past two games against the Giants, has shaken things up. Here’s today’s batting order against the Giants: 1. RF: Jordan Schafer 2. SS: Ramiro Pena 3. C: Brian McCann 4. LF: Justin Upton 5. 1B: Freddie [...]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download AtlantaBullpen.com’s Jim Hart joined WCCP-FM’s James Thurn to talk Braves baseball. Topics included Craig Kimbrell’s recent struggles, the surging Washington Nationals, Brian McCann returning to the line-up, Jordan Schafer‘s solid play, B.J. Upton, Dan Uggla…and more!
The Washington Nationals won their fifth straight last night as they beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 at Nationals Park, and coupled with the Braves 8-2 loss to the Giants, the Nationals have closed within a game of the National League Eastern Division race. The Braves have held sole possession of first place since April 7. [...]
According to the website, Celebrity Net Worth, former Braves great and future Hall of Famer, Chipper Jones, is worth $110 million. A hefty sum of money, but there’s another recent Braves player who is worth more. Jones retired from the Braves after last season, and at 41 years of age, still has many years to [...]