Matt Garza pitched into the seventh inning, and Domingo Santana snapped a slump with a pair of home runs and four RBIs Sunday as the Brewers avoided a sweep with a 4-3 win over the Braves at Miller Park.
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Though the injury-depleted Mets righted themselves against the Nationals this past weekend, life isn't going to get any easier for them on Monday night, when they open a four-game series against the surging Braves and Julio Teheran.
A little more than a week after saying he hoped to still be hot when the top of the lineup got on track, Freddie Freeman fed off Ender Inciarte's spark and watched Matt Kemp produce the first three-homer game of his career as the suddenly potent Braves offense stole the show during Saturday night's 11-3 win over the Brewers at Miller Park.
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Matt Kemp hit three home runs in a game for the first time in his career, and the Braves continued to mash the ball, landing an 11-3 victory over Milwaukee on Saturday. Dansby Swanson also homered, and the Braves churned out 20 hits to win their fourth straight game. Atlanta has scored 36 runs in that stretch.
When National League teams opt to carry just a four-man bench in order to have an extra reliever, managers are sometimes forced to get creative during games. Add in an injury to a starting position player, and that's when things can get really interesting.
After a frustrating first four at-bats, Freddie Freeman just wanted one more chance. Thanks to the Atlanta offense erasing a pair of four-run deficits, Freeman got his wish in the ninth inning. He made the most of it, launching a go-ahead two-run home run to lift the Braves to a 10-8 victory over the Brewers on Friday.
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Freddie Freeman's two-run homer in the ninth gave the Braves a 10-8 victory over the Brewers after Atlanta overcame a pair of four-run deficits on Friday night at Miller Park.
Francisco Mejia has already piled up plenty of hits for Double-A Akron this season, but it wasn't until Friday night that the Indians' No. 2 prospect entered the home run column, connecting on a solo shot in the ninth inning of the RubberDucks' 6-1 win over Bowie.
Braves second baseman Brandon Phillips was out of the lineup for the second consecutive game Friday with a groin strain, but the veteran is making progress.
Landing at LaGuardia Airport this week with a six-game losing streak in tow, the Braves needed something to jolt them out of their recent malaise -- and quickly. The Mets gave it to them in the form of their own miserable week, which included a pair of defeats and the losses of their two biggest stars.
Braves right-hander R.A. Dickey doesn't expect to miss a start after exiting Thursday's game against the Mets with a left quad spasm.
The knuckleball from R.A. Dickey fluttered in and took a severe late left turn, and Kurt Suzuki missed it. It happens. It's an accepted hazard of trying to catch a knuckleball.
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Tyler Mahle's chances of throwing his second straight perfect game came undone just two batters into his start on Thursday. The Reds' No. 10 prospect still was plenty good, tossing six dominant frames to extend his scoreless innings streak to 19 2/3 for Double-A Pensacola.
The Braves selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Jason Motte from Triple-A Gwinnett and optioned catcher Anthony Recker to Gwinnett prior to Thursday's game against the Mets in New York.
The Braves carried a six-game losing streak into Citi Field on Wednesday, while the Mets came into the night having lost four straight. Both streaks could not remain intact. In the end, Julio Teheran's years-long mastery of the Mets trumped any more recent trends. The Braves starter held New York to two runs in 6 1/3 innings of an 8-2 victory, snapping Atlanta's funk while sending the Mets to their fifth straight defeat.
The numbers say what they say, and Julio Teheran isn't going to tell you to ignore them. There's no reason for him to say that, because when the Braves right-hander faces the Mets, the numbers are all in his favor. When he pitches at Citi Field, it almost always goes well.
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The Atlanta Braves selected the contract of outfielder Lane Adams from Triple-A Gwinnett and designated utility man Chase d'Arnaud for assignment, the club announced Tuesday.
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If Mike Foltynewicz continues to make strides, the Braves might recognize their current stretch as when they gained a frontline starter.
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As the Braves adjust to their transition to a seven-man bullpen that is stacked with relievers who are out of Minor League options, they may attempt to keep their relief corps fresh by routinely promoting Luke Jackson, Aaron Blair or Matt Wisler to experience short stints on the big league roster.
The Phillies are not a home run-hitting team, but they showed some serious muscle late in Sunday afternoon's 5-2 victory over the Braves at Citizens Bank Park.
It seems like every time he takes the mound, Kolby Allard keeps showing why the Braves drafted him No. 14 overall two years ago. Allard is among Sunday's top prospect performers.
What had the makings of a night when Dansby Swanson could jubilantly walk out of the clubhouse feeling like the tide had just turned, instead turned into one that none of the Braves want to relive any time soon.
How in the world did the Phillies win Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park? They blew a one-run lead in the ninth inning and allowed the go-ahead run in the 10th, but they scored twice in the bottom of the 10th in improbable fashion in a 4-3 victory over the Braves.
As Braves catcher Tyler Flowers sat behind the plate for Bartolo Colon's start against the Phillies on Friday night, he certainly wasn't reminded of any of those days when he was with the White Sox serving as Chris Sale's batterymate.
Clint Frazier has had Yankees fans abuzz since New York traded for him last July, but he hadn't gotten off to the hottest start to the 2017 season at the plate. As of Saturday, that looks like it might be changing.
As Freddie Freeman continues to produced incredible statistics through this season's first three weeks, the potential value of his contributions has been diminished by the lack of consistent production created within the first two spots of the Braves' lineup.