Braves News

  • Miscues sting Braves in 14-inning loss to Mets

    Despite a valiant effort from the Braves' bullpen, Atlanta dropped Sunday's finale to the Mets, 4-3, in 14 innings.

  • Freeman quickly turning into Mets tormentor

    Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman does not believe he has been around long enough to have earned the "Mets Killer" title that Chipper Jones gained during his long, storied career.

  • Schafer available after jamming finger

    Jordan Schafer chose not to discuss how he injured his right middle finger during Saturday night's win over the Mets. Instead, the Braves' backup outfielder was simply happy that he was available to play in Sunday's series finale at Citi Field.

  • Minor makes final Triple-A rehab start

    Mike Minor is currently on track to make his season debut on Saturday against the Reds.

  • Teheran faces Marlins in series opener

    Julio Teheran, coming off a three-hit shutout, will pitch on Monday night opposite Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler, who also has all of his pitches working.

  • Justin time! Braves' clutch homer stings Mets

    It proved to be much more interesting than desired after Ervin Santana's gem against the Mets on Saturday night in New York, but Justin Upton's ninth-inning homer allowed the Braves to overcome Craig Kimbrel's rocky return to the mound.

  • Kimbrel apologizes for reaction to being pulled

    When Craig Kimbrel was removed during the ninth inning of Saturday night's 7-5 win over the Mets, he visibly expressed his displeasure toward Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez. But approximately 20 minutes later, the dominant closer contritely apologized for his on-field actions.

  • Freeman's heads-up play yields 'insurance out'

    Aaron Harang's exit after seven innings with a no-hit bid in place against the Mets on Friday might not have garnered so much attention had Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman not helped record what ended up being an "insurance fourth out" in the second inning.

  • Fredi visits Replay Command Center

    Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez visited Major League Baseball Advanced Media's office on Saturday morning to see the Replay Command Center, where staffed umpires review the plays challenged by managers during the course of games.

  • Minor poised to return to Braves

    Mike Minor took the mound at Triple-A Gwinnett's Coolray Stadium on Saturday night knowing that the Braves are planning to activate him from the disabled list within the next week. Gavin Floyd, however, will make at least two more rehab starts before joining Atlanta.

  • Harang has second flirtation with no-hitter

    Only a high pitch count prevented Aaron Harang from bidding for history on Friday night at Citi Field. But after he'd delivered seven hitless innings, the Braves preserved his gem with a late-inning eruption that allowed them to cruise to a 6-0 win over the Mets.

  • Moore: McDowell leads hurlers in Atlanta

    The most underrated coach of any kind in Major League Baseball is Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell, and it isn't even close. The nine-year vet of the staff has led Atlanta to a top-five finish in ERA for the past five years.

  • Heyward's rest has nothing to do with Niese

    Instead of attempting to halt his early-season struggles while facing Mets left-hander Jon Niese for the first time since their last encounter left him fractured and bloodied, Jason Heyward was given a chance to rest as the Braves opened a three-game series on Friday night at Citi Field.

  • Rotation decisions may loom for Braves

    When the Braves entered this season with an injury-depleted rotation, they did not have much reason to believe they would near the end of April wondering who they might remove once Mike Minor and Gavin Floyd are declared ready to pitch at the Major League level. Now those decisions may be looming.

  • Wood superb, but Braves support falls short

    Alex Wood worked eight innings and allowed one run, but that was all the Phillies needed in a 1-0 win over the Braves on Thursday afternoon.

  • Phils-Braves rainout rescheduled for June 28

    Philadelphia and Atlanta had their game washed away by the poor weather on Tuesday, but they'll make it up as part of a day-night doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park on June 28.

  • Simmons out on steal after review

    Major League Baseball's replay official in New York saw something even the Phillies couldn't be sure of Thursday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.

  • Rotation has been key to Braves' fast start

    Looked upon as a singular moment, Julio Teheran's outing on Wednesday night against the Phillies was the epitome of great pitching.