7/24/2014 | Simmons latest Braves regular to get a night off
As catcher Evan Gattis returned to the Braves' starting lineup, Andrelton Simmons received the night off on Thursday. Ramiro Pena started as shortstop and batted eighth in place of Simmons.
7/24/2014 | Kimbrel, Braves visit children's hospital
Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has visited Children's Healthcare of Atlanta many times, but the experience never grows old for the hard-throwing right-hander. When asked about his visit on Thursday afternoon, he responded, "I love it every year."
7/23/2014 | Ervin rediscovers form at right time for Braves
The Ervin Santana that the Braves went over budget to sign to a one-year, $14.1 million deal showed up at Turner Field on Wednesday night. He stifled the Marlins, giving up only one run and striking out 10 in 7 1/3 innings.
7/23/2014 | Harang aims to extend unbeaten stretch vs. Miami
A rough outing on June 18 inflated Aaron Harang's ERA to a season-worst 3.83, leading many to believe the Atlanta veteran's early-season success had finally run out. But instead, he got back on track, embarking on a five-start stretch during which he is 4-0 with a 2.12 ERA. Harang will pitch opposite Miami's Henderson Alvarez, who received a scare in his last start, exiting after 2 2/3 innings after being struck on the left shin by a comebacker.
7/23/2014 | Freeman solves Marlins, sets tone behind Santana
With Freddie Freeman halting his woes against the Marlins and Ervin Santanta notching one of his finest starts in more than a month, the Braves snapped a two-game skid and moved back to within one game of the first-place Nationals in the National League East race with a 6-1 win Wednesday night.
7/23/2014 | After back-to-back starts, Gattis gets a breather
Now that Evan Gattis has returned from the disabled list, the Braves will make every attempt to prevent him from encountering further back discomfort. So after handling the starting catching duties the previous two days, Gattis rested during Wednesday night's game against the Marlins
7/23/2014 | Minor assures Fredi there's no injury behind struggles
As his struggles have extended over the past six weeks, Mike Minor has created reason to wonder if he has been hiding an injury. The Braves left-hander contended he was healthy when asked after allowing 10 hits in a season-low three innings in a 6-5 loss to the Marlins on Tuesday night. But that did not stop Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez from approaching Minor about his health on Wednesday afternoon.
7/23/2014 | Varvaro to paternity list; Schlosser up as long man
The Braves placed Anthony Varvaro on the paternity list Wednesday as the reliever's wife was set to give birth to the couple's second child. Varvaro is allowed up to three days off, but he will likely return sooner than that.
7/23/2014 | Glavine forged storied career from Atlanta beginnings
Tom Glavine was born a Brave during some lean years and then bred to be the champion that he became while serving as both seed and base of the legendary starting rotations that Atlanta featured during the 1990s.
7/22/2014 | Mathis thwarts Schafer's steal attempt in ninth
The percentages called for Jordan Schafer to go. The throw from Jeff Mathis provided a crucial stop that cleared the way for the Marlins to hang on for a 6-5 win over the Braves on Tuesday night at Turner Field.
7/22/2014 | Marlins seek third straight win in Atlanta
After taking the first two games of a four-game series, the Marlins will try to keep the pressure on the Braves on Wednesday night. Nathan Eovaldi and Ervin Santana will square off at Turner Field.
7/22/2014 | Braves' rally comes up short after Minor struggles
Mike Minor allowed six runs on 10 hits over three-plus innings as the Braves fell behind and couldn't catch up to the Marlins in a 6-5 loss Tuesday night at Turner Field. Justin Upton hit a solo homer and the Braves rallied with a three-run eighth, but they couldn't erase the gap.
7/22/2014 | PLAY Campaign stops at Turner Field
Kris Medlen had a Q&A session with the children who participated in the PLAY Campaign event on Tuesday morning at Turner Field. They participated in numerous on-field activities, led in part by Braves trainers Jeff Porter and Jim Lovell.
7/22/2014 | Heyward named Braves' Heart and Hustle Award winner
Along with being blessed with tremendous athleticism, Jason Heyward has endeared himself to fans with the all-out effort he brings to the stadium on a daily basis. His insatiable desire to compete has put the Braves right fielder in a position to receive a respectable and deserving honor.
7/22/2014 | Little things mean so much in Cox's Hall of Fame career
Bobby Cox was so fascinating as a manager, and it all goes back to a bunch of little things that were huge things. Such a miracle worker, this Robert Joseph Cox.
7/22/2014 | Gonzalez addresses Upton's effort on grounder
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he will talk to Justin Upton, who was not running hard down the line when Marlins second baseman Yordany Valdespin bobbled his grounder in the eighth inning of Monday's 3-1 loss
7/22/2014 | Andrelton pulls off another magic trick with glove
Trying to describe Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons's defensive wizardy Monday night is almost impossible with words.
7/21/2014 | Marlins' Turner returns to rotation vs. Braves' Minor
The second game of the Marlins-Braves series at Turner Field on Tuesday night will feature starters -- Jacob Turner and Mike Minor -- who have spent the majority of their seasons struggling to find a foothold on the mound.
7/21/2014 | Maddux's work ethic, determination root of success
Greg Maddux said he never thought much about his place in history or the Hall of Fame. But he'll enter Cooperstown on Sunday as a slam-dunk selection, one of the greatest pitchers of all-time.
7/21/2014 | Walks bite Braves in 10-inning loss to Marlins
Craig Kimbrel escaped a ninth-inning jam, but Shae Simmons couldn't duplicate the magic in the 10th as the Braves dropped a 3-1 decision to the visiting Marlins on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series. Julio Teheran tied his career high with 11 strikeouts over seven innings.
7/21/2014 | Medlen, trainers to share PLAY message with youth
As Kris Medlen make his way back from Tommy John surgery in March, health is on his mind. He, along with Braves trainers Jeff Porter and Jim Lovell, will share that focus with others by teaming up with the Taylor Hooton Foundation in a National PLAY Campaign event on Tuesday morning at Turner Field.
7/21/2014 | Gattis gets right back in the action off disabled list
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez wasted no time putting Evan Gattis back in the lineup once the club activated the slugger from the disabled list on Monday afternoon and optioned fellow catcher Christian Bethancourt to Triple-A Gwinnett.
7/21/2014 | Bethancourt proves worthy of role, just not yet
As long as his back cooperates, Evan Gattis will continue serving as the Braves' primary catcher. But Christian Bethancourt spent the past three weeks giving the organization confidence that he is ready to assume that role when necessary.
7/20/2014 | Fredi expects Gattis to be in Monday's lineup
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is counting on Evan Gattis to be activated from the 15-day disabled list in time for Monday's series opener against the Marlins.
7/20/2014 | J. Upton's status uncertain after being hit by pitch
Justin Upton exited Sunday's game with left triceps soreness after Kyle Kendrick plunked him with an 88-mph sinker in the third. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is hopeful, but uncertain if Upton will be available to start on Monday.
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