Wood Gets Braves On Board

The Braves notched their first win of the season behind starter Alex Wood and two homers by Freddie Freeman, a homer by Jason Heyward and two doubles by Dan Uggla.  That isn’t a misprint or writer error, Uggla stroked two doubles. I don’t want to get too excited too early, but Uggla has been “on […]

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 […]

Braves New Golden Boy

We continue analyzing the Atlanta Braves batting order with thoughts on the number three slot.  Chipper Jones was the Braves number three hitter for many years.  Jones was a prototypical number three, he could hit to all fields with power, had a high-on-base percentage, and above average speed.  He also was good at knocking in […]

The Atlanta Braves 2014 Leading Men

Trying to guess what the Atlanta Braves batting order will be in 2014 is like trying to guess who will win all the brackets in the NCAA basketball tournament.  For instance, who would have thought at this time last year that Jason Heyward would ignite the Braves from the lead-off spot? I’m not going to […]

Will Braves Replace Dan Uggla?

The Atlanta Braves could have a new second baseman this season and his name is Tommy LaStella.  He probably won’t be in the Braves starting line-up on opening day, may not even be on the roster.  But he could be looking for Atlanta living accommodations early in the season, if incumbent Dan Uggla continues his […]

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 […]

Heyward Hit in Face By Pitch

Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward was hit in the face with a pitch by New York Mets starter Jonathan Niese in Wednesday afternoon’s game. The left-handed Niese came up and in with a fastball as the left-handed Heyward leaned into the plate.  Heyward was able to turn away from the pitch, but it caught […]

Braves Battle Nationals But Lose Late

It was a really entertaining game on Saturday night between the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals, and it wasn’t  long before tempers flared and things boiled over from Friday night, when Bryce Harper was HBP twice.  After Jason Heyward’s leadoff homer, Stephen Strasburg hit Justin Upton with a pitch.  Everyone thought the 2 teams were […]

Braves Jason Heyward Big at the Top

For those not already aware,  Jason Heyward has recently been residing at the top of the Atlanta Braves lineup and performing at the top of his game.  The two transitions have coincided with one another.  Heyward may not physically look like the prototypical lead-off hitter, but the Atlanta Braves box scores paint a different picture. […]

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 […]

Beachy Pitches Braves to 14th Straight Win

The Atlanta Braves put together a big first inning as they blanked the Miami Marlins for their 14th straight win.  A stellar start from Brandon Beachy, combined with good hitting, was a recipe for success for the Braves on Friday night. Enough cannot be said about Brandon Beachy’s start on Friday night.  Especially since it […]