Freeman Leads Braves Pre-Season Odds

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is ranked as having the sixth best chance of winning the 2014 National League MVP Award, by Bovada Sports Book. Bovada rates the Pirates Andrew McCutcheon as having the best chance to win the NL MVP at 6/1 odds, then the Reds Joey Votto at 7/1, the Diamondbacks Paul Goldschmidt […]

Nationals Blank Braves 4-0

The Atlanta Braves struggled and could not get anything going in game 2 of the series.  They were shutout by the Washington Nationals 4-0 on Tuesday night. The Nationals got their first and only run they needed in the 2nd inning.  Steve Lombardozzi singled to right field to score Bryce Harper.  That was the game’s […]

Braves Give Nationals Series Opener

A costly error from Andrelton Simmons helped the Washington Nationals take down the Atlanta Braves in the final at bat.  The Nationals won 6-5, which keeps the Braves magic number at 4. The Nationals jumped on the Braves early in game 1 of the double-header.  Jayson Werth started it off when he doubled to deep […]

Braves Squeak Past Nationals

After Saturday’s marathon, the Atlanta Braves bench players were able to get a 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday afternoon.  The series win for the Braves cuts their magic number down to 24 games. Brian McCann, Jason Heyward, Justin Upton, and Andrelton Simmons all sat out after the long game on Saturday. The […]

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 […]

Justin Upton’s Homer Buries Nationals in 10th

A ball off the bat of Justin Upton barely cleared the fence and sent the Atlanta Braves to yet another walk off win.  Upton’s homer gave the Braves a 3-2 win in the 1st of 3 games against the Washington Nationals. Freddie Freeman was frustrated, but got the scoring started in the 1st inning.  His […]

Braves Play Reds This Weekend With House Money

Why do Atlanta Braves fans have an uneasy feeling about their team?  The Braves have a 5-game lead over the Washington Nationals, but it doesn’t seem very solid.  Why is that? The Braves take on a very good Cincinnati Reds team in a 4-game series this weekend to close out their schedule prior to the […]

Are Braves Entering Crucial Stretch?

No one will dispute that the Atlanta Braves have had a really good start to the year.  They are first in the NL East and have one of the better records in baseball.  They are also the only team in their division with a positive run differential.  I still have one big concern though, that […]

Braves Serving Nats Jayson Werth Crow

The Washington Nationals’ Jayson Werth made headlines before the season, when he stated that the Philadelphia Phillies would be the Nationals’ biggest competition this season to win the National League East, not the Atlanta Braves. How does that crow taste, Jayson Werth? With nearly 40% of the season complete, it appears that Werth was correct […]

Money Talks: Braves Odds On NL East Favorite

Bovada has released its major league odds and they like the Atlanta Braves chances in the rest of the season and the playoffs. The Braves are 1/3 favorites to win the National League Eastern Division, while the second place Washington Nationals are listed at 2/1.  The Phillies are touted at a respectable 18/1, while the […]

B.J. Upton Rides Pine Again

In what is now becoming a familiar scenario, Braves outfielder B.J. Upton will ride the pine again in the Braves/Nationals opener.  Manager Fredi Gonzalez has opted to play Jason Heyward in center field, Evan Gattis in left and Justin Upton in right. The elder Upton brother is sitting out for the second night in a […]

NL East Race Already Over: Braves Win!

The Braves have already won the National League Eastern Division.  The rest of the league just doesn’t know it yet. The Washington Nationals and their fans think they are going to get things together, and make a charge to overtake the Braves.  Well, they won’t.  The Nationals had their 15 minutes of fame last year, […]