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  1. Update: Luis Avilan loses Aaron Harang’s no-hitter with two outs in the eighth inning

    Apr 18, 2014, 9:19 PM EDT

    Aaron Harang

    One of the most unlikely pitchers to throw a no-hitter is working on a no-hitter.

  2. That was some win for Luis Avilan last night

    Apr 15, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT

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    The guy just knows how to win.

  3. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…

  4. Dodgers rout Braves to take 2-1 lead in NLDS

    Oct 7, 2013, 12:11 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Three

    It was a close back-and-forth affair between the Braves and Dodgers for the first three and a half innings in Game 3 of the NLDS in Los Angeles tonight. The game was tied at four-all, then the Dodger offense woke up, building a lead as large as nine runs entering the bottom of the ninth.…

  5. Dodgers squandered plenty of opportunities against the Braves

    Oct 4, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    Division Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Atlanta Braves - Game Two

    Despite making it close, the Dodgers had plenty of opportunities to score but came up empty plenty of times following Hanley Ramirez‘s RBI double in the first inning. They couldn’t get the big hit against Braves starter Mike Minor from the second through the sixth innings, nor relievers Luis Ayala or Luis Avilan in the…

  6. Mike Minor pitches in as Braves bring the NLDS to Los Angeles at 1-1

    Oct 4, 2013, 9:38 PM EDT

    Division Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Atlanta Braves - Game Two

    We knew going into the playoffs that the Braves’ biggest strength was their pitching and it shone through tonight against the Dodgers. Starter Mike Minor held the Dodgers to one run over six and one-third innings of work on eight hits and a walk while striking out five. The Dodgers’ lone run against him came…

  7. Stephen Strasburg ejected after hitting Justin Upton, throwing behind Andrelton Simmons

    Aug 17, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Washington Nationals

    There was some action in last night’s game when Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was hit twice, once by Braves starter Alex Wood and once by reliever Luis Avilan. Due to a bruise caused by Avilan’s pitch, Harper was removed from tonight’s starting lineup. Davey Johnson said he and his clubhouse were miffed, but the manager…

  8. Bryce Harper scratched with a bruised arm

    Aug 17, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper Getty

    Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was hit twice by Braves pitchers last night, the second of which, thrown by reliever Luis Avilan, garnered a standing ovation from the home crowd in Atlanta. Braves pitchers have been at fault three of the four times Harper has been hit by a pitch this year. Recall that the benches cleared…

  9. Luis Avilan got a standing ovation for hitting Bryce Harper with a pitch last night

    Aug 17, 2013, 12:19 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper Getty

    Intentional or not, Bryce Harper‘s body continues to be a magnet for Braves’ pitchers. After benches cleared when the 20-year-old was hit by a pitch back on August 6, he was hit two more times last night. Harper was hit in the back by a curveball from starter Alex Wood in the top of the…

  10. The Braves likely to pursue Kevin Gregg

    Jun 27, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Chicago Cubs

    Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that the Braves are interested in Cubs’ reliever Kevin Gregg: The Braves are among the many teams expected to show interest in Cubs closer Kevin Gregg, who owns a 1.11 ERA in 25 appearances. Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez utilized Gregg as his closer while they were together with the Marlins…

  11. Braves sign Joe Beimel to minor league deal

    May 18, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Joe Beimel

    The Braves just received some bad news on reliever Eric O’Flaherty, as the lefty was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. Losing O’Flaherty means the Braves have just one left-hander in the bullpen in Luis Avilan. As a result, the Braves signed Joe Beimel to a minor league contract per Tim…

  12. Great Moments in Pre-Game Sports Drinks

    Apr 17, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Atlanta Braves

    Braves reliever Luis Avilan left last night’s game with what appeared to be a left hamstring injury. A day later he’s still in pain, but he’s now thinking it was a cramp.  The culprit? #Braves Avilan said he’ll stick with water and Powerade instead of his usual pregame Red Bull, which might have contributed to…

  13. Braves hit three homers in eighth, move to 12-1

    Apr 16, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Atlanta Braves

    The scorching Braves broke open a 2-2 game in the eighth Tuesday, with Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Dan Uggla all hitting homers off Kelvin Herrera in a 6-3 win over the Royals. Crushing Herrera made the victory especially impressive. While hardly a household name, Herrera has been one of the AL’s best relievers since…

  14. Jonny Venters will see Dr. James Andrews

    Mar 30, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT

    Jonny Venters

    Jonny Venters, dealing with a sore left elbow, will see Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday. Though it’s never a good sign when your pitcher has to stop by Andrews’ office, the Braves aren’t worried yet. Via David O’Brien: The Braves are cautiously optimistic about their lefty setup man, but didn’t want to speculate much about…

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