Braves News

  • Harang, Gattis do it again for Braves

    After another excellent outing from Aaron Harang, Evan Gattis' two-run double in the eighth inning gave the Braves a series win over the Marlins.

  • Wood, Fernandez to reprise duel Tuesday

    The Braves and Marlins have decided to give Alex Wood and Jose Fernandez a couple extra days of rest coming off the impressive pitchers' duel the two young hurlers waged at Turner Field on Tuesday night. Consequently, Wood and Fernandez are currently slated to oppose each other again on Tuesday in Miami.

  • Despite blowup, Johnson a fan of Fernandez

    Though the two have some history, Chris Johnson says he's a fan of Miami ace Jose Fernandez: "He's the best you're going to get."

  • Wood's career night not enough vs. Fernandez, Fish

    Jose Fernandez proved to be simply dominant as he notched 14 strikeouts over eight scoreless innings while helping the Marlins hand Alex Wood and the Braves a hard-luck 1-0 loss.

  • Braves mindful of Hamilton's elite speed

    As the Braves attempt to continue their early success, they can only hope that their stellar pitching staff finds a way to keep Reds rookie outfielder Billy Hamilton off the basepaths during this weekend's three-game series at Turner Field. Ervin Santana is first up for Atlanta.

  • One more rehab start before Minor's return

    Mike Minor was looking forward to the chance to make his regular-season debut this weekend against the Reds. But the Braves have decided Minor will instead make one more Minor League start.

  • Heyward expounds on decision to bunt in ninth

    When Braves backup outfielder Jordan Schafer doubled off Carlos Marmol to begin the ninth inning of Monday night's 10-inning win against the Marlins, Jason Heyward looked toward the dugout and saw manager Fredi Gonzalez give him the choice to either swing away or attempt to advance Schafer with a sacrifice bunt.

  • Uggla, Fredi offer take on transfer rule

    Over the past couple of weeks, the Braves have watched a number of players affected by the transfer rule, which has gained a different interpretation since the expanded instant replay system was put in place at the start of this season.

  • Braves' Gattis walks off with homer in 10th

    After Craig Kimbrel suffered his first blown save, and a bases-loaded threat was squandered during Monday night's ninth inning at Turner Field, Evan Gattis saved the day with a two-run home run that gave the Braves a 4-2, 10-inning win over the Marlins.

  • Braves still deciding Minor's return date

    After watching Mike Minor complete a bullpen session on Tuesday, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and pitching coach Roger McDowell will determine how their starting rotation will shape up over the course of the next week.

  • Braves' Varvaro turning heads in relief

    Anthony Varvaro has caught the attention of his manager and teammates, as he displayed a high-powered fastball during a scoreless 10th inning Sunday.

  • 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.

  • 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.