Justin Upton Needs More Consistency

Continuing with our series on the Atlanta Braves batting order, I am going to talk about the number six position.  I think Justin Upton should bat sixth for the Braves. and that is despite the fact that he had a .301/.384/.538 in the number two slot in the order last season. Fredi Gonzalez has already […]

Heyward Should Lead From Middle

Continuing with my series on the Atlanta Braves batting order, I am going to discuss the fifth spot.  If you read my articles on the first four spots, you know that I don’t always agree with Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez. So far my Braves batting order looks like this:  1. Schafer (against righties), B.J. Upton […]

Evan Gattis Comes Full Circle

The past few years the Atlanta Braves batting order has not had a guy you would automatically pencil in at the cleanup spot.  It has been cleanup by committee. Now that Evan Gattis is the every day catcher, he is the logical choice to bat fourth.  I’m not breaking any new ground, here.  Fredi Gonzalez […]

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 […]

Dodgers Send Braves Home

Uribe’s 8th inning home run put an end to the Atlanta Braves 2013 season. The Dodgers won 4-3 and won the NLDS 3-1. The Dodgers relied on the bat of Carl Crawford to get their first 2 runs during game 4.  His home runs in the 1st and 3rd innings put the Dodgers up 2-0. […]

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 Snap Losing Streak

The Atlanta Braves only needed 1 inning on Monday night to defeat the Miami Marlins.  In the 4th inning, the Braves got all 5 of their hits, as well as all 5 of their runs.  Other than that, they were pretty much shut down on Monday.  The Marlins recorded 8 hits, but only plated 2 […]

Questioning Fredi Gonzalez?

Despite all the injuries the Atlanta Braves have endured this season, manager Fredi Gonzalez has the Braves not only leading the NL East by15.5 games, but also with the best record in baseball.  Here it is the 19th of August and the Braves magic number to clinch the NL East is only 24. With the […]

Jason Heyward Leads Braves to Series Win

Jason Heyward led the Atlanta Braves as they took 2 out of 3 from the Miami Marlins this  weekend.  The offense was great as they beat the Marlins 9-4 on Sunday afternoon. The Marlins looked to be in command after they put together a 3-run first inning.  Jake Marisnick got the scoring started, when he […]

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 […]