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  1. Jason Heyward might be able to return early next week

    Sep 18, 2013, 9:23 PM EDT

    jason heyward getty

    MLB.com’s Mark Bowman has a big update on Braves outfielder Jason Heyward, who faced live pitching on Wednesday for the first time since having his jaw fractured in two places by a Jon Niese fastball August 21: The Braves are still not providing a definitive timetable for Heyward. But there seems to be reason to…

  2. Bizarro World: Craig Kimbrel blows a save, Andrelton Simmons commits a game-ending error.

    Sep 17, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    Unicorn

    Well that’s something one doesn’t expect to see every day. The Nationals sprinted out to a 3-0 lead in the first game of today’s doubleheader against the Braves. Then Mike Minor settled down and didn’t allow another run through the sixth. The Braves scored runs in the sixth and seventh to bring it to 3-2.…

  3. Fun with comps: Evan Gattis is … Harmon Killebrew?

    Sep 9, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    Harmon Killebrew

    This was at the end of Ken Rosenthal’s notes column. And it was obviously there for fun so let’s not pretend it’s some serious deal. But still: And finally, a scout offers this comp for Evan Gattis: Harmon Killebrew. I suppose there is something to be said about Gattis’ raw power compared to that of…

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

    Sep 9, 2013, 6:07 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v St. Louis Cardinals

    Cardinals 9, Pirates 2: And the sweep. Four losses in a row overall for Pittsburgh which is back in wild card territory, looking up at the Cards, still stuck on 81 wins.  Michael Wacha pitched seven shutout innings, allowing only two hits, and drove in two runs to boot. He hasn’t allowed a run in 19 and two-thirds…

  5. Evan Gattis hit the longest home run of the season against Cole Hamels

    Sep 8, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

    evan gattis getty

    Evan Gattis was the Braves’ only source of offense this afternoon against Cole Hamels in the series finale in Philadelphia. The Braves scored two runs on two hits, both Gattis solo home runs — one in the second inning, and one in the seventh, giving him 18 on the season. The Phillies scored twice in…

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

    Sep 4, 2013, 7:13 AM EDT

    Jon Lester

    It’s cool and crisp here in America’s Heartland and there were some games last night that felt like the playoffs. Can we please just skip September and move straight on into October? Would anyone object to this? Red Sox 2, Tigers 1: An ALCS preview? Jon Lester outduels Max Scherzer in a tight game with…

  7. Jason Heyward to miss rest of regular season following surgery on jaw

    Aug 22, 2013, 9:10 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward Reuters

    Braves outfielder Jason Heyward underwent surgery today after he fractured his right jaw when he was hit in the face by a pitch from Mets’ left-hander Jon Niese yesterday. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal has the latest news on when we can expect to see him on the field again: #Braves’ Heyward will miss the rest…

  8. Jason Heyward diagnosed with fractured right jaw

    Aug 21, 2013, 7:11 PM EDT

    jason heyward getty

    The diagnosis is in on Braves outfielder Jason Heyward, who was struck in the face with a Jon Niese fastball in Wednesday afternoon’s 4-1 defeat of the Mets. And it’s no good for anyone involved. According to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman, Heyward has a fracture in his right jaw and will likely be out for the…

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

    Aug 12, 2013, 5:20 AM EDT

    New York Yankees' Gardner follows through on walk off solo home run to defeat Detroit Tigers during the ninth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in New York

    Yankees 5, Tigers 4: If I told you that Mariano Rivera blew two saves in a three game series you’d probably assume the Yankees had a bad series. Except in this case they won both of the games Mo blew. Baseball is weird. Miguel Cabrera homered off of him again on Sunday — he’s only…

  10. Jason Heyward leaves the Braves’ 12th consecutive victory with a strained neck muscle

    Aug 6, 2013, 10:27 PM EDT

    heyward neck getty

    David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Braves outfielder Jason Heyward was removed in the first inning of Tuesday’s game against the Nationals with a strained muscle in his neck. Heyward appeared to tweak something on a swing during his at-bat in the top of the first inning and was replaced in the outfield…

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

    Jul 14, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT

    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…

  12. Jordan Schafer diagnosed with stress fracture in foot

    Jul 13, 2013, 9:29 AM EDT

    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…

  13. Jason Heyward leaves game with strained right hamstring

    Jul 11, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward AP

    Troubling development for the first-place Braves, as David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Jason Heyward left tonight’s game against the Reds with a strained right hamstring. After reaching on an infield single with two outs in the second inning, Heyward was advancing to third base on a single by Justin Upton before he…

  14. Some Braves players think the All-Star voting process is unfair

    Jul 8, 2013, 1:31 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Only one Braves player made the All-Star team and that was because the manager put him on there. As far as fan voting goes? They didn’t do so good. Dave O’Brien of the AJC talked to a bunch of them yesterday and many voiced their displeasure at fan voting. Both in the main selection process…

  15. Your midseason awards winners, according to WAR

    Jul 1, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT

    Carlos Gomez

    Here’s how WAR, both the Baseball-reference and Fangraphs versions, rates the top players as of the midway point of the season. AL MVP (Baseball-Reference) 1. Manny Machado – 4.9 2. Miguel Cabrera – 4.9 3. Chris Sale – 4.4 4. Dustin Pedroia – 4.3 5. Chris Davis – 4.2 AL MVP (Fangraphs) 1. Miguel Cabrera…

  16. Cancel the no-hitter alert: Matt Harvey gives up an infield single to Jason Heyward

    Jun 18, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Washington Nationals

    UPDATE: Forget it. Jason Heyward just reached on an infield single. A weird looking one as Harvey fielded the ball between the mound and first and then flipped it to … no one. Scored an infield hit, which makes sense considering that errors are rarely called on bad decisions by fielders — in this case…

  17. Braves place Evan Gattis on the disabled list

    Jun 18, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    Evan Gattis caught all nine innings for the Braves in last night’s rain-delayed victory over the Mets and now, about eight hours after the final out, he’s headed to the disabled list with an oblique strain. Gattis has been a fantastic story, finally getting a chance in the majors as a 26-year-old rookie and taking…

  18. B.J. Upton benched again

    May 31, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT

    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…

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

    May 31, 2013, 6:52 AM EDT

    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…

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

    May 29, 2013, 6:53 AM EDT

    New York Mets Lucas Duda reacts after he hit to get winning run against New York Yankees in New York

    Mets 2, Yankees 1: Yesterday I cracked that Mariano Rivera, who was asked to throw out the first pitch by the Mets, would likely throw the last pitch in the “Yankees likely victory over the Mets.” Shows ya what I know. The greatest closer in the history of baseball came into the ninth with a…

  21. Brian McCann homers twice, Evan Gattis once, as the Braves beat the Jays

    May 28, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    Atlanta Brave v Toronto Blue Jays

    Many people would argue that the story of the early season has been Evan Gattis — El Oso Blanco — the Braves’ backup catcher who has seemingly come out of nowhere to put up some pretty impressive power numbers for a 26 year-old rookie. And with all of the attention on Gattis, it’s understandable if…

  22. Evan Gattis returns to New York under better circumstances

    May 24, 2013, 8:40 PM EDT

    Evan Gattis

    The Braves are in Queens, New York tonight to open up a three-game series against the Mets. Catcher Evan Gattis isn’t starting, but figures to be used as a pinch-hitter late in the game if the Braves are in need of some offense, as the 26-year-old came up with two big home runs recently: on…

  23. The Legend of El Oso Blanco

    May 23, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    Evan Gattis

    I said this morning that I’m a bit uncomfortable with the legend-building surrounding Evan Gattis. I think I’m not alone in thinking that it’s starting to get a little ridiculous. From an Atlanta radio stadion: Unless that’s a straight-up homage and I’m just reading in the satire.

  24. The Evan Gattis mythmaking continues

    May 23, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v Atlanta Braves

    So torn here. I love what Evan Gattis has done with the Braves so far. Highlight reel moments, power when it has been needed and he is a great story. But I almost wonder if he’s too great a story. We cant’ seem to go a day without hearing some new Gattis-is-Kane-from-Kung-Fu tale. Stuff about…

  25. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 23, 2013, 6:57 AM EDT

    Star Trek into Darkness

    Phillies 3, Marlins 0: Cliff Lee shuts out the Marlins on three hits. Granted, it doesn’t take anyone as good as Lee to shut out the Marlins, but that’s nothing that Lee could help. He was dominant. Just like Benedict Cumberbatch in that scene when he killed all those [alien race redacted to avoid spoilers]…

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