The Brian McCann Trickle Down Effect

The Atlanta Braves have been a model organization since John Schuerholz joined the Braves in 1990 as the General Manager.  His promotion to Braves President in 2007 accentuated his influence on the organization. Prior to the Schuerholz arrival, Atlanta Fulton County Stadium was known for bad baseball, a lousy playing field and bathrooms that smelled […]

Same Old Sad Braves Song

Atlanta Braves fans, who have followed the team since the early 90s, have been disappointed often over the years.  Exciting, competitive Braves teams, have seemingly turned to jelly, more times than not, in the postseason. The Braves postseason pitching always seems to range from good to outstanding, while the hitting ranges from below average to […]

Brave Outlast Dodgers 4-3 to Even Series

It felt like a repeat of game 1 when the Los Angeles Dodgers jumped on the Atlanta Braves early.  Again, it was Hanley Ramirez who came through for LA.  He doubled to deep right field in the 1st inning off Braves starter, Mike Minor. Mark Ellis scored to make it 1-0 in favor of the […]

Simmons Hit Walks Off Brewers

Andrelton Simmons‘ walk off single lifted the Atlanta Braves over the Milwaukee Brewers, 3-2 on Tuesday night. Jonathan Lucroy, the Brewers catcher, continued his good series on Tuesday.  Lucroy singled home Norichika Aoki in the 3rd inning to put the Brewers on top. Evan Gattis tied the game up in the 4th inning.  Gattis doubled […]

Braves Go Belly Up Against Brewers

A trio of home runs helped the Milwaukee Brewers defeat the Atlanta Braves in game 1 of the series.  Brewers home runs, and a lack of Braves hitting, led to a 5-0 Brewers win on Monday night. Carlos Gomez got the home runs and scoring started for the Brewers in the 1st inning, when he […]

Braves Bounce Back Against Nationals

It took 6 innings, but the Braves finally got things going against the Nationals.  They got a 5-2 victory and trimmed the magic number to 2 games on Wednesday night. The Nationals scored 2 5th inning runs to take a lead on the Braves.  The first Nationals run came on a bases loaded walk.  Alex […]

Wheeler Dazzles Braves Again

Errors cost the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night as they were beat by the New York Mets, 5-3.  It started in the 1st inning with Eric Young Jr. at the plate.  It looked like he would be thrown out to end the inning, but a throwing error allowed Young to reach base.  He later scored […]

Braves Run Streak To 12 By Nipping Nationals

The Atlanta Braves defeated the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Tuesday, for their 12th straight win.  The win increases the Braves lead in the NL East to 14.5 games. The game started with a scare as Jason Heyward was hurt after fouling a ball off.  Heyward finished the at bat but was later replaced in the […]

Simmons Clutch Hit Slips Braves Past Cardinals

The Braves got a clutch hit from Andrelton Simmons late in Saturday’s game, as they defeated the Cardinals 2-0.  The Braves have cut the Cardinals lead for home field advantage in the playoffs to 4.5 games. Saturday’s game turned into a pitchers duel, as Julio Teheran faced off against Cardinals starter, Joe Kelly.  Neither starter […]

Hudson Gets Win and Fractured Ankle Against Mets

The Atlanta Braves bats came alive as they defeated the New York Mets 8-2, in a game that saw a scary injury to Braves starter, Tim Hudson.  Hudson pitched brilliantly in his 7.2 innings before he was injured covering 1st base.  Eric Young Jr. stepped on Hudson’s right ankle, which forced Hudson to be taken […]

Medlen Struggles Again as Mets Down Braves

Once again, the Atlanta Braves struggled to score runs against the New York Mets on Tuesday night, as the Mets were able to score 3 runs late to defeat the Braves, 4-1. The Braves were 1-8 with RISP during Tuesday’s game.  That does not bode well for getting runs or a win in any game. […]

All-Star Freddie Freeman Keys Braves Win Over Reds

The Atlanta Braves newest all-star, Freddie Freeman, used Thursday night to show why he deserved to win the final NL spot.  Freeman led the Braves (53-39) to a 6-5 victory in the 1st of 4 games against the Cincinnati Reds (51-41). It was around 5:15 p.m. on Thursday when Freddie Freeman and the Braves got […]