Chris Johnson Jekyll or Hyde?

Braves third baseman Chris Johnson has been Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde while playing in Atlanta.  He had that great 2013 season when he challenged for the batting title and finished with a .321 average.  Followed up by last year’s .263 average and dismal .292 on-base-percentage. Johnson was among the leaders in strikeouts last season with […]

Will Freddie Freeman Have Protection?

When you think of the term “having protection” it usually means carrying a handgun or in the case of a celebrity, having a bodyguard. Both are simple to obtain, all it takes is a phone call and a credit card. Freddie Freeman may have both, I have no idea, that is his business. But what […]

Justin Upton: All-Star or Enigma?

Justin Upton joined the Atlanta Braves last off-season and high expectations accompanied his arrival.  Upton started out on fire in April, after that he had a mediocre season.  Overall, his season numbers ended up very close to his career averages, good but not great. The Upton and Chris Johnson for Martin Prado and Randall Delgado […]

Atlanta Braves Best Second Option

The Atlanta Braves don’t have a prototypical number two hitter that has excellent speed, can bunt with the best of them and who can spray the ball around.  That doesn’t mean they don’t have a great option. Braves third baseman Chris Johnson could do a great job in the number two hole.  He has a […]

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 […]

Braves Beat Cubs, Clinch NL East Tie

A big 9th inning led the Atlanta Braves to clinch at least a tie in the NL East.  The Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 9-5, as Jason Heyward made his return to the Braves lineup. The Braves got a commanding lead early on Friday, but were not able to hold on to it.  In the […]

Medlen Shuts Down Padres

Kris Medlen shut down the San Diego Padres, and Chris Johnson and Freddie Freeman got the key hits, as the Atlanta Braves scored their first win over the Padres this season.   Johnson and Freeman provided the only offense for the Braves on Saturday night. Chris Johnson got the scoring started in the 4th inning.  He […]

Medlen Pitches and Johnson Homers Braves Past Phillies

The Atlanta Braves evened up the series with the Philadelphia Phillies with a 3-1 victory on Tuesday night.  The Braves rode the backs of Kris Medlen and Chris Johnson to get the win against the Phillies. Kris Medlen was great on the mound, as he recorded his 4th straight start with a win.  The win […]

Minor Pitches and Hits Braves Past Cardinals

The Atlanta Braves looked sharp in game 1 of a big series with the St. Louis Cardinals, who own the best record in baseball.  Atlanta played a great well-rounded game as they cruised to a 4-1 victory on Friday night before a sellout crowd at Turner Field. Enough cannot be said about Braves starter, Mike […]

McCann Smashes Braves Past White Sox

The Atlanta Braves started the 2nd half of the season with a win on Friday night.  It was a Brian McCann home run that paved the way for a 6-4 Braves win over the Chicago White Sox. Andrelton Simmons was the 1st Atlanta Brave to homer in the 2nd half of the 2013 season.  His […]