Washington Post "For one night at least, there was no need for blame, no reason for second-guessing, no decisive swing or pitch to yield regret. For one night, there was no stress, no doubt, no frustration. For one night, things came easily for the Washington Nationals. The Nationals battered the Atlanta..." September 04
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Marlins rarely play well in Atlanta. Against this Braves club, Miami could do no wrong. "To come in and sweep a team that's always played the Marlins tough and to sweep them here in their ballpark is big," manager Dan Jennings said. Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run homer, Martin..." September 03
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Justin Nicolino turned in another impressive performance, taking advantage of a team that can't seem to do anything right. Nicolino pitched seven scoreless innings, Justin Bour hit a three-run homer, and the Miami Marlins beat the hapless Atlanta Braves again, winning 7-1 Tuesday night. For..." September 02
Palm Beach Post "Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez says he's never seen anything like Shelby Miller's tough run of luck as a starting pitcher. "The only thing I can explain is the way Shelby has behaved through all this, the way he's gone out and battled through everything we've asked him to do, and he doesn't..." September 01
Hardball Talk "Hector Olivera is getting his first chance in the majors, with the Braves calling up the 30-year-old infielder four months after he defected from Cuba to sign a six-year, $62.5 million contract with the Dodgers. Olivera was traded from the Dodgers to the Braves as part of July’s three-team,..." September 01
Andrelon Simmons was scratched from tonight's lineup with right ankle inflammation. #Braves
a few teams are showing interest in jonny gomes, the active pinch HR leader. he has .833 ops in 2nd half.
New York Post "Nathan Eovaldi is 14-2 and one win away from matching his career victory total in his first season with the Yankees. And if the Yankees make it to a postseason series for the first time in three years, the gas-throwing right-hander might not be manager Joe Girardi’s choice to start the first..." August 31
Gomes to #Royals.
New York Post "If the Yankees catch the soaring Blue Jays, it might be a child who leads them to the AL East crown. With the Blue Jays’ decisive win over the Tigers impossible to ignore on the scoreboard atop Turner Field on Saturday night, the Yankees needed a victory over the Braves to keep pace. Because..." August 30
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "A man who fell off the top deck at least 40 feet to the concrete on the first level below during the Braves’ game against the New York Yankees on Saturday night died, an Atlanta police spokesman said. Police did not identify the man, but said he was in his 60s and died upon arrival at Grady..." August 30
New York Post "The computer that spits out the major league schedule is dressed in Yankees pinstripes. Joe Girardi’s club was reeling entering Turner Field on Friday night, but the Yankees got wide-eyed seeing the downtrodden Braves in the home white uniforms and Williams Perez on the mound. Having lost..." August 29
Denver Post "Jose Reyes waited until the ideal time to do something meaningful with a bat. Reyes, a career .300 hitter against the Atlanta Braves who was hitless in the first two games of the series, sparked a four-run rally in the seventh inning with a two-run triple Wednesday night at Turner Field. It..." August 27
#Braves Olivera not likely to be called up till rosters expand Sept. 1 (Tuesday)
Denver Post "Walt Weiss paid attention to the two rehab starts that Chad Bettis had made. The Rockies' manager had a feeling something good would happen when the right-hander finally got a chance to return to the starting rotation. Weiss was correct. Bettis made a SUCCESSFUL return to the lineup — on the..." August 26
Denver Post "A CLEANUP hitter with a .208 batting average doesn't strike fear into pitchers. Unless the hitter is Jonny Gomes and the pitcher is Jorge De La Rosa. De La Rosa's struggles continued against Atlanta's veteran left fielder Monday night at Turner Field. Gomes went 2-for-4, including a home run..." August 25
Roster moves (2/2): RHP David Aardsma has been designated for assignment. RHP Sugar Ray Marimon has been recalled from @GwinnettBraves
CSN Chicago "It took the Cubs a grand total of two pitches to light up the scoreboard on Sunday, and they barely slowed their torrid pace all afternoon. Dexter Fowler drilled a 1-0 pitch to the left field bleachers, the Cubs tacked on four more homers throughout the game and starting pitcher Jason Hammel..." August 24
Chicago Sun-Times "Anthony Rizzo had a simple explanation for why the Cubs continue to rally. He didn’t mess around with anything beyond with what any observer can see. “I think it’s just the talent,” Rizzo said. “You see the talent here. It’s anyone on any day.” The Cubs and their talent rallied again..." August 23
Chicago Tribune "The Chicago Cubs says a female fan hit by a line drive foul ball during Sunday's game was conscious and taken to a hospital. The woman was carried off on a stretcher at Wrigley Field. She was struck by a foul from Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber in the first inning. She was sitting just past the..." August 23
Chicago Sun-Times "There have been many reasons why the Cubs have emerged as a contender in the National League. Those include their ability to rally when needed, and the starting pitching that has been among the league’s best. But recently, questions about the rotation have gotten louder and the performance by..." August 22
Olivera could be activated as early as Monday.
Chicago Tribune "After giving up double-digit runs in a pair of losses to the Tigers, the Cubs got back on track with a 7-1 victory over the Braves that snapped their three-game losing streak Thursday night at Wrigley Field. On the mound Jake Arrieta posted his 12th straight quality start, and he has allowed..." August 21
San Diego Union-Tribune "Tyson Ross and Julio Teheran dueled to a draw over six innings, leaving the closing moments of Wednesday's series finale in the bullpens' hands. The Padres' relief ERA at the time: 3.77. The Braves': 4.32. After Shawn Kelley struck out the side in the top of the seventh, Melvin Upton Jr...." August 20
San Diego Union-Tribune "Tuesday night at Petco Park was supposed to be about the return of a former pitching prospect, and about how the Padres responded. And for a while, it was. In the sixth and seventh innings, it was about Melvin Upton Jr. laying waste to his former team. The Padres' embattled center fielder..." August 19
San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres may need more than one game to decide if Jedd Gyorko is indeed playable at shortstop. Two starts, though, has been enough to extend Colin Rea’s audition for the 2016 rotation. Backed by Matt Kemp’s sixth homer of the second half and Yonder Alonso's fifth of the season, the..." August 18
Manny Banuelos has resumed throwing. The #Braves are hoping he can fill some innings in September
#Braves Mike Minor has been throwing for a while now, is expected to throw off mound for first time in about 3 weeks.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "It’s getting to the point where Braves right-hander Shelby Miller may have to throw a no-hitter to win a game. That’s not much of an exaggeration. Miller last won when he allowed no hits through 8 2/3 innings at Miami on May 17. He couldn’t get the win on Sunday at Turner Field in spite of..." August 17
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After more than two weeks of depending on a bevy of rookie pitchers in the bullpen, the Braves continued to add veterans when they promoted right-hander Peter Moylan from Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday. The move comes two days after the Braves signed veteran free-agent pitcher Edwin Jackson...." August 16
Arizona Republic "As the baseball world has slowly awoken to the powers of Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock, there’s another Diamondbacks hitter who continues to punish major-league pitchers while barely registering a blip on the national consciousness. David Peralta might be a bit of a well-kept secret, and..." August 16
SB Nation "If you bet on Jackie Bradley as the player who would post the highest number of total bases in a game this season, come on down! Nobody? Yeah, not really a surprise. Although Bradley, a former top-50 prospect in baseball, really flashed his full potential against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday..." August 16
Talking Chop "The Braves took the first game of a three-game series against the Diamondbacks 3-2, after a third straight solid outing from Julio Teheran. It should have been obvious that it was going to be a good night from the top of the first inning, when A.J. Pierzynski threw out Ender Inciarte to complete a..." August 15
#Braves Freeman at Turner today for BP before joining G-Braves in Columbus. Still expected to come off DL Wed.
MLB.com "The consensus pick to win the American League East, the Red Sox instead have posted the worst record in the circuit and are headed toward their third last-place finish in the past four years. Boston fans can take solace in the facts that the one exception, 2013, produced a World Series title and..." August 15
MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves announced that they have signed right-hander Edwin Jackson. The Legacy Agency client will receive a Major League contract." August 14
Tampa Tribune "Moxie. Determination. Spunk. However it’s described, the Tampa Bay Rays’ way of playing baseball these past few games is nothing short of an adventurous joy ride. For the third time in their past four games, the Rays rallied from an early 3-0 deficit, this time against the visiting Atlanta..." August 13
Tampa Tribune "Maybe it was the padding around his sprained right thumb, or perhaps it was the slimmer bat he used to offset the padding. Whatever it was, the minuscule measurements affecting Kevin Kiermaier’s at bats Tuesday night played a big role. His two-run homer to right in the bottom of the seventh..." August 12
MLB.com "The Mariners' walk-off victory over the Orioles on Tuesday night capped an unprecedented slate in Major League Baseball. For the first time in the league's history, all 15 home teams won on the same day. Prior to Tuesday, the closest the home teams have ever come was 12 wins more than a century..." August 12
Baseball Essential "One of the best players in baseball at the turn of the century, 38-year-old Andruw Jones hasn’t played in a Major League game since October 3, 2012. Three years later, Jones still hasn’t retired. However, this isn’t a Bernie Williams-esque scenario — The Curaco Kid is still very much an active..." August 12
Palm Beach Post "Even with his team on a roll and facing the last-place Miami, Shelby Miller still couldn't get a win. Miller (5-9) extended his winless streak to 15 starts as the Marlins topped the Braves 4-1 on Sunday to end a six-game losing streak. "Eventually, I'm going to win a game," Miller said...." August 10
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "On alumni weekend, the Braves coincidentally ran out their oldest lineup of the season Saturday. And it was old dudes who came through with some of the biggest hits against the Miami Marlins, a needed punching bag for Atlanta this season." August 09
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Much was made of the fact he didn’t hit a home run for the Braves until July 20, but veteran Nick Markakis has been one of their steadiest hitters all season, particularly in pressure situations. " August 08
#Braves expect to have Olivera at 3B in 10-14 days.
Source: Braves close to acquiring Nick Swisher from Indians.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The beating Marlins starting pitchers took against the hottest team in baseball was ugly enough. Somehow Jose Urena fared even worse Thursday against a struggling Braves bunch than his fellow starters endured earlier this week in a three-game shellacking by the first-place Mets. Urena lasted..." August 07
CBS Sports "The Cleveland Indians have traded outfielder Michael Bourn and outfielder/first baseman Nick Swisher to the Braves in exchange for third baseman Chris Johnson. The Indians are sending money to the Braves as part of the trade. As we know with August trades, players have to get through waivers..." August 07
CSN Bay Area "The Giants farm system may have provided another rookie capable of helping with a push to the postseason. Second baseman Kelby Tomlinson had two hits and drove in three runs in his first career start and Madison Bumgarner handled the rest as the Giants won 6-1, taking a series in Atlanta. The..." August 06
Sporting News "The Braves have released Elmer Reyes, a minor leaguer who was arrested in May and charged with rape and kidnapping. Reyes has not played for Triple-A Gwinnett since May 22, the night the alleged incident occurred. According to police, Reyes met the victim and another woman after a game in..." August 06