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  1. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 15, 2013, 5:30 AM EST

    Texas Rangers v Detroit Tigers

    These were the last baseball games that count — despite the claim about the All-Star Game counting, which is certainly does not in any real sense — until Friday. That’s some b.s. right there. Why don’t they play the All-Star Game with only 25 guys on a team and let the rest of the league…

  2. Braves activate Evan Gattis from the 15-day disabled list and place outfielder B.J. Upton on it

    Jul 14, 2013, 12:08 PM EST

    evan gattis getty

    From the Braves’ official team Twitter feed comes word that Evan Gattis has officially been activated from the disabled list after missing close to four weeks because of a strained right oblique. “El Oso Blonco” was not expected to return until after the All-Star break, but the Braves’ entire starting outfield is hobbled (along with…

  3. Jordan Schafer diagnosed with stress fracture in foot

    Jul 13, 2013, 9:29 AM EST

    Jordan Schafer AP

    The Braves were hoping to get outfielder Jordan Schafer back from a right foot injury immediately following the All-Star break, but it turns out they’ll be waiting much longer than originally expected. Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that an MRI taken on Schafer’s foot yesterday revealed a stress fracture. Known as an intraosseous…

  4. On the same night brother B.J. is injured, Justin Upton leaves with calf strain

    Jul 12, 2013, 10:35 PM EST

    Justin Upton

    The bad news keeps piling up for the Braves. B.J. Upton had to exit tonight’s game against the Reds in the first inning after straining his right abductor muscle on a dive attempt. Justin Upton had to leave with a strained left calf after the end of the bottom of the seventh inning. He had…

  5. B.J. Upton exits game with strained abductor muscle

    Jul 12, 2013, 8:55 PM EST

    Atlanta Braves v Miami Marlins

    After losing right fielder Jason Heyward to a hamstring injury yesterday, the Braves had to remove another outfielder tonight against the Reds. Center fielder B.J. Upton had trouble reading a Todd Frazier line drive to center in the first inning. He dove forward to make the grab, but as the ball ricocheted off of his…

  6. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 10, 2013, 6:51 AM EST

    Texas Rangers v Baltimore Orioles

    Rangers 8, Orioles 2: Adrian Beltre hit two homers on a 4 for 4, 5 RBI night. He has an 11 game hitting streak and is 21 for his last 43. Wrecking crew. — He’s not a member of the All-Star team despite a line of .319/.362/.551. Thank you, Jim Leyland, though, for giving us five middle…

  7. Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, and great prospect duos

    Jul 9, 2013, 1:18 PM EST

    Byron Buxton

    Baseball America released its midseason top 50 prospects list yesterday–updating their preseason list based on performances, injuries, and graduations to the majors–and the Twins had 19-year-old center fielder Byron Buxton at No. 1 and 20-year-old third baseman Miguel Sano at No. 3. Preseason lists are the standard for measuring prospect status and things could change…

  8. Ike Davis watch: raking at Triple-A

    Jun 21, 2013, 11:32 AM EST

    ike davis getty

    Wally Backman is my spirit animal. Here’s Ike Davis’ line at las Vegas: 10 games, .306/.457/.583, four homers. He went 3 for 5 with two home runs and two RBI last night. On Wednesday he was 2 for 2 with three walks. Yes, it has come in a crazy-friendly hitting environment, but the way Davis has…

  9. NL All-Star voting update

    Jun 17, 2013, 1:40 PM EST

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    Yadier Molina and Buster Posey are neck-and-neck tatto. David Wright is getting help from the cougars! Did Domonoic Brown do something awful to the pets of every All-Star voter? Confused? You won’t be, after this week’s episode of … “SOAP!” Er, sorry. After this week’s NL All-Star voting update: FIRST BASE Joey Votto, Reds 2,047,945…

  10. HBT Daily: Should the Marlins trade Giancarlo Stanton?

    Jun 11, 2013, 3:00 PM EST

    HBT Daily Logo

    Sure. To the Braves for B.J. Upton, straight up. WHO SAYS NO?!!!

  11. 2013 MLB Draft: Picks 21-33 – Yankees make their three first-round picks

    Jun 6, 2013, 10:45 PM EST

    Notre Dame Cal Poly Baseball

    Rays selected catcher Nick Ciuffo with the 21st pick in the 2013 draft. The second high school catcher to go, Ciuffo has a promising left-handed bat with quite a bit of power potential. He’s still rather raw behind the plate, but he has a good arm and the tools to turn into an adept catcher…

  12. The first round of NL All-Star balloting results has been released

    Jun 4, 2013, 1:30 PM EST

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    Yesterday was the AL, today the Senior Circuit. Here are the vote leaders by position: First Base: Joey Votto, 1,044,742 Second Base: Brandon Phillips, 1,019,240 Third Base: Pablo Sandoval, 1,094,475 Shortstop: Troy Tulowitzki, 1,025,844 Outfield: Justin Upton, 1,184,249, Bryce Harper, 1,182,532, Ryan Braun 945,665 Catcher: Buster Posey, 1,275,956 They don’t do DH balloting in the NL, obviously.  All of the vote totals can…

  13. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 3, 2013, 5:30 AM EST

    Domonic Brown

    Phillies 7, Brewers 5: Dom Brown homered and tripled and drove in four while Cliff Lee struck out 11 in seven and two-thirds. Philly is only one game behind the Nats right now, you guys. Why? Because … Braves 6, Nationals 3: … the Nats dropped two of three to Atlanta, with B.J. Upton of…

  14. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jun 2, 2013, 6:25 AM EST

    BJ UPTON

    B.J. Upton has been so bad lately that dudes who are bad have been like, “damn, B.J., you’re really bad.” THAT’s how bad he’s been.  But he came through when it mattered last night. A day after yet another benching, Upton had two hits, including a walkoff RBI single in the tenth. Sure, it was…

  15. B.J. Upton benched again

    May 31, 2013, 4:23 PM EST

    B.J. Upton

    Our Fredi is learning. B.J. Upton, mired in, well, it can’t really be called a “slump” when it’s his whole season, is riding pine against the Nationals tonight. In his place in center field: Jason Heyward. Evan Gattis will be in left and Justin Upton in right. Counting tonight, Upton has been benched five times…

  16. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 31, 2013, 6:52 AM EST

    Groundhog Day

    Pirates 1, Tigers 0: Jim Leyland was in the Virgin Islands once. He met a girl. they ate lobster, drank piña coladas. At sunset, they made love like sea otters. That was a pretty good day. Why couldn’t he get that day over, and over, and over? Or, well, at least two out of three days. It’d…

  17. Braves win resumed game against the Mets

    May 25, 2013, 7:15 PM EST

    Minnesota Twins v Atlanta Braves

    The Mets had stormed back late last night against the Braves to tie the game 5-5 after eight innings just before crew chief Dale Scott decided to halt the game, to be resumed later. At 6:10 PM ET tonight, the game was unpaused and the Braves quickly retook the lead on a Dan Uggla RBI…

  18. Report: Mets considering demoting Ike Davis

    May 18, 2013, 10:09 AM EST

    Ike Davis, Marvin Hudson

    UPDATE: Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told Mike Puma of the New York Post this afternoon that there’s no deadline for a decision to be made on Davis’ status. 10:10 AM: Ike Davis finally broke his 0-for-24 hitless streak yesterday with a single to center field in the sixth inning, but he’s still at risk…

  19. MLB will use a pink-stitched baseball on Sunday

    May 9, 2013, 4:30 PM EST

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    We’ve seen the pink bats in honor of breast cancer awareness the past several Mothers Days, but this year MLB is stepping up its game: New baseballs w/ pink stitching/graphics for Mother’s Day from @rawlingssports twitter.com/MLB_PR/status/… — MLB Public Relations (@MLB_PR) May 9, 2013   Pretty sweet.  As long as hitters can still pick up…

  20. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 6, 2013, 6:58 AM EST

    Allen Craig

    Cardinals 10, Brewers 1: The four-game sweep of the Brewers. Four RBI for Allen Craig. That’s six straight wins for the Cards, who are in their customary first place position in rather quiet fashion. The six first place teams right now: Boston, Detroit, Texas, Atlanta, St. Louis, San Francisco. Not many surprises there. I guess…

  21. The Braves are regressing badly

    May 4, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

    Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves

    The Braves were 12-1 after their victory over the Royals on April 16. They had just rattled off ten consecutive wins, due to an incredibly potent offense and unhittable pitching. The Braves hit three or more home runs in three of their first five games with Justin Upton hitting one just about every night. In…

  22. James Shields and Evan Longoria made nice

    Apr 26, 2013, 3:02 PM EST

    Evan Longoria

    Remember earlier this month when Evan Longoria said that James Shields and B.J. Upton couldn’t “shake the Devil Rays mentality” and thus strongly implied that their departure was good for the Rays? Yeah, that was kinda messed up.  As Marc Topkin reports today, however, the hatchet has been buried. Longoria reached out and apologized. In…

  23. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 24, 2013, 6:23 AM EST

    Texas Rangers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Angels 5, Rangers 4: Howie Kendrick with two homers, including the walkoff in the 11th. Kendrick after the game: “It’s a great feeling to know that you can leave the other team on the field” I hope someone brings the Rangers some food overnight. Maybe go back to their hotel, get guys a change of…

  24. Justin Upton hasn’t proven the naysayers wrong just yet

    Apr 23, 2013, 6:30 PM EST

    Justin Upton

    Justin Upton smashed his major league-high 10th homer Tuesday in the Braves’ 4-3 win over the Rockies. He’s hit three more homers than anyone else in the majors, and in just 19 games, he’s already more than halfway to surpassing his total of 17 from 150 games last year. On the other hand, Justin Upton…

  25. Why am I watching this Braves-Rockies game?

    Apr 23, 2013, 4:32 PM EST

    Atlanta Braves v Colorado Rockies

    It was 23 degrees for the first pitch of the Braves-Rockies game. It’s the coldest game on record at Coors Field. And it’s the first of a day-night doubleheader. Guys are slaughtering tauntauns out there just to keep warm in between pitches. In the fourth inning B.J. Upton struck out on a 64 m.p.h. pitch…

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