12 hrs ago
The Miami Herald
Bob Brookover: One mistake was one too many for Lee and the Phillies
The night before Ryne Sandberg said the game begins with pitching and defense. Baseball, of course, is one of only two games - cricket is the other - in which the action is initiated by the defensive team, starting with the pitcher, but that's not what the Phillies manager was referencing.
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23 hrs ago
Gavin Floyd and the conflict with his incentives
Gavin Floyd has a lot of incentives to get on the mound as quickly as possible, but could that compromise the Braves plans for the latter half of the season? In reading the comment section on our post about David Hale being skipped, I came across a great post by cthabeerman .
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Quick perspective on Ervin Santana's dominance Monday
It is no secret that Ervin Santana has dominated in his first two starts this season.
Teddy Never Wins
District Daily: Nationals News 4/15
Frandsen, however, started in left field for the third consecutive game Monday night in the series opener against the Marlins.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Playing Fact or Fiction with All 30 MLB Team's Early-Season Records
As a fun way to put each team's early-season records into perspective, I extrapolated their current winning percentage out over a full 162 games in order to see how they would be projected to finish if they kept up their current pace.
Tommy John 'epidemic' mowing down MLB rosters
It would be easy to assemble an All-Star staff of pitchers who have excelled after Tommy John surgery, aces such as Adam Wainwright, Francisco Liriano and Stephen Strasburg, who returned from elbow It would be easy to assemble an All-Star staff of pitchers who have excelled after Tommy John surgery, aces such as Adam Wainwright, Francisco Liriano ... (more)
Thu Apr 10, 2014
The Washington Post
Braves continue to be the thorn in the Natsa side
Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals lost two of three to the Braves in the teams' first series against each other this season.
The Jackson Sun
Unlucky 13: Matt Moore latest to face Tommy John surgery
As the Tampa Bay Rays brace for the possibility of losing top-flight starter Matt Moore for the season due to ligament damage that will likely require Tommy John elbow surgery, baseball is again reminded of the devastating effect of these injuries.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Mets rally in 9th inning but fall 4-3 to Braves
New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler delivers in the first inning of the baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Atlanta.
Ervin Santana's Smooth Debut Proves He Belongs on Baseball's Best Starting Staff
When the Atlanta Braves signed Ervin Santana halfway through spring training, there were big expectations for the would-be ace pitcher.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Asbury Park Press
Mets' ninth-inning rally falls short
For Ervin Santana, throwing strike after strike was even better than a no-hitter -- especially when his impressive command came in his Atlanta debut.
Braves Vs. Mets Live Thread: Game 2
Mar 25, 2014; Lakeland, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ervin Santana reacts during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium.
Play Ball: R.E.M.'s Mike Mills Talks the Atlanta Braves' 2014 Season
April is upon us and that means the return of Major League Baseball. To preview the new season, Billboard.com spoke to a panel of baseball fans from around the music world for a team-by-team preview of their favorite squads.
Santana heads into Braves debut prepared
Atlanta signed Santana to a one-year deal worth $14 million on March 12 in the aftermath of the news that starters Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy both needed to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
The Macon Telegraph
Bartolo Colon dominant, Mets shut out Braves, 4-0
Jose Valverde loaded the basses in the ninth before Jason Heyward flied to the warning track in center field to end it.
Bartolo Colon Dominant, Mets Shut out Braves, 4-0
Bartolo Colon combined with two relievers on an eight-hitter, Ruben Tejada drove in two runs with two hits and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Tuesday night.
Major-league baseball news and notes, April 8
Infielder Omar Infante of the Royals is helped off the field by manager Ned Yost and trainers after being hit by a pitch in the head on Monday night.
Ooltewah Softball Tops Cleveland, 15-3, In District Contest
Ooltewah softball won a District 5-AAA contest with Cleveland, 15-3, on Tuesday.
Braves' Reliever Cory Gearrin To Have Tommy John Surgery
Corey Gearrin will become the third Atlanta Braves pitcher in the past six weeks to undergo Tommy John surgery.
Series Preview: Mets vs. Braves, April 7-9, 2014
The Braves have multiple starting pitchers on the disabled list. Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy are both out for the season because of Tommy John surgery, while Mike Minor is recovering from shoulder tendinitis.