Teheran Unquestioned Most Important Braves Player

Last week I wrote an article about who will be the most important Braves player in 2014.  Julio Teheran was my choice due to the Braves needing a true number one starter with big-time stuff and Teheran having that type ability. There were other Braves players I considered as MIP, but Teheran seemed like the […]

Medlen Injury News Like Death Watch

Awaiting the news on Atlanta Braves starter Kris Medlen‘s arm health feels like we’re waiting around on a death watch.  That sounds overly dramatic, but if Medlen is out for the season, it will be a huge blow to the Braves’ chances in 2014. Medlen was a rock in the Braves rotation last season and […]

Beachy Still Question Mark?

Brandon Beachy is being counted on heavily by the Braves this season to start and win games.  You read articles in the media about what Beachy will do in 2014 and it is  like a given he will have a very successful season. Until Beachy is able to throw free and easy, I am concerned […]

Braves Face Their Biggest Hurdle First

We have seen 162 games and the playoffs are finally here.  Giving up the best record in the NL is not the way that Atlanta Braves fans wanted the season to end, but it happened, and I think that means big trouble for the Bravos. I certainly won’t say that the Braves have no chance […]

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 […]

Braves Riding Young Guns

With the Braves cruising to a National League Eastern Division championship behind one of the youngest rotations in the game, the future could not look any brighter for the franchise.  Even the most casual of baseball fans around Atlanta have some knowledge of the team’s run through the ’90s, led by the “Big 3″. However, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Is Braves Kris Medlen Bullpen Bound?

Atlanta Braves starter Kris Medlen has struggled lately and he’ll have to turn it around if he wants to stay in the Braves’ starting rotation.  Medlen starts Tuesday night against the New York Mets and he needs to make it a good one. Medlen has a 1-2 record in July, with a 7.63 ERA.  He’s […]

Braves Starting Rotation in Turmoil

The Atlanta Braves starting pitching rotation was predictable the first three months of the season.  Tim Hudson, Paul Maholm, Kris Medlen, Mike Minor and Julio Teheran, in that order, were rolled out against opponents from day one. While the bullpen and other positions on the team were in flux due to injuries and inconsistent performances, […]

Phillies Take Series From Slumping Braves

It was a tough afternoon for Kris Medlen on the mound as the Atlanta Braves fell 7-3, to the Philadelphia Phillies.  The Phillies took two of three in the weekend series and handed the Braves their fourth loss in their last six games. The Phillies jumped on Kris Medlen and the Braves early on Sunday […]