4/19/2014 | Minor poised to return; Floyd needs more time
Mike Minor took the mound at Triple-A Gwinnett's Coolray Stadium on Saturday night knowing that the Braves are planning to activate him from the disabled list within the next week. Gavin Floyd, however, will make at least two more rehab starts before joining Atlanta.
4/19/2014 | Fredi is first manager to visit Replay Command Center
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez visited Major League Baseball Advanced Media's office on Saturday morning to see the Replay Command Center, where staffed umpires review the plays challenged by managers during the course of games.
4/19/2014 | Freeman's heads-up play yields 'insurance out'
Aaron Harang's exit after seven innings with a no-hit bid in place against the Mets on Friday might not have garnered so much attention had Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman not helped record what ended up being an "insurance fourth out" in the second inning.
4/19/2014 | Santana seeks to make quick work of Mets
Ervin Santana and Bartolo Colon toe the rubber at Citi Field on Saturday with the Braves seeking to secure the series win.
4/18/2014 | Bullpen preserves gem after Harang flirts with history
Only a high pitch count prevented Aaron Harang from bidding for history on Friday night at Citi Field. But after he'd delivered seven hitless innings, the Braves preserved his gem with a late-inning eruption that allowed them to cruise to a 6-0 win over the Mets.
4/18/2014 | Overlooked McDowell ensures success of Braves' arms
The most underrated coach of any kind in Major League Baseball is Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell, and it isn't even close. The nine-year vet of the staff has led Atlanta to a top-five finish in ERA for the past five years.
4/18/2014 | Heyward's night off has nothing to do with Niese
Instead of attempting to halt his early-season struggles while facing Mets left-hander Jon Niese for the first time since their last encounter left him fractured and bloodied, Jason Heyward was given a chance to rest as the Braves opened a three-game series on Friday night at Citi Field.
4/18/2014 | Tough rotation decisions may be looming
When the Braves entered this season with an injury-depleted rotation, they did not have much reason to believe they would near the end of April wondering who they might remove once Mike Minor and Gavin Floyd are declared ready to pitch at the Major League level. Now those decisions may be looming.
4/18/2014 | Phils-Braves rainout rescheduled for June 28
Philadelphia and Atlanta had their game washed away by the poor weather on Tuesday, but they'll make it up as part of a day-night doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park on June 28.
4/17/2014 | Wood superb, but Braves support falls short
Alex Wood worked eight innings and allowed one run, but that was all the Phillies needed in a 1-0 win over the Braves on Thursday afternoon.
4/17/2014 | Rotation has been key to Braves' fast start
Looked upon as a singular moment, Julio Teheran's outing on Wednesday night against the Phillies was the epitome of great pitching.
4/17/2014 | Unsure, Sandberg challenges -- and wins
Major League Baseball's replay official in New York saw something even the Phillies couldn't be sure of Thursday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.
4/17/2014 | Andrelton shows he's got swing of things
The Braves knew from the start shortstop Andrelton Simmons could field. What no one knew was if he could hit consistently at the Major League level.
4/16/2014 | Burnett aims to power through injury in finale
Phillies right-hander A.J. Burnett decided to postpone surgery for an inguinal hernia, and he pitches opposite Braves southpaw Alex Wood on Thursday at 1:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park.
4/16/2014 | Pendleton: Players need to know Jackie's history
Former Braves infielder and current first-base coach Terry Pendleton had the opportunity to speak with Pee Wee Reese, a teammate of Jackie Robinson's when he broke the color barrier, and Pendleton emphasized the importance of players knowing "who paved the way for them."
4/16/2014 | Teheran dominates Phillies with three-hit shutout
Julio Teheran was masterful in the Braves' 1-0 victory over the Phillies on Wednesday night, tossing a complete game. Evan Gattis went 4-for-4 and provided the game's only run with a homer.
4/16/2014 | Kimbrel has successful 'pen session
Craig Kimbrel, who sat out of consecutive games before Tuesday's rainout, didn't make a big deal of the shoulder soreness that crept up on him Saturday night. He appeared confident after his session before the Braves' game against the Phillies at Citizens' Bank Park.
4/15/2014 | Braves a model of efficiency, smart moves
If these first two weeks have reminded us of anything, it's that the Atlanta Braves still do things right, that it would be almost impossible to find a franchise operated more smartly or efficiently.
4/15/2014 | Rain postpones Braves' game in Philadelphia
With rain already falling on Citizens Bank Park and an even worse forecast for later in the night, the Braves' game against the Phillies on Tuesday was postponed. Instead of playing two games on Wednesday, the game will be made up as part of a four-game series from June 27-29 at Citizens Bank Park, although the specific date has not been announced.
4/15/2014 | Lee to take on Teheran after Robinson honored
After Tuesday's rainout, the Phillies plan to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on Wednesday in a major celebration befitting the Hall of Fame trailblazer before Cliff Lee and the Braves' Julio Teheran take the mound at Citizens Bank Park.
4/15/2014 | Braves amazed and happy to have Santana
Ervin Santana was an afterthought as a free agent last winter, not signing with the Braves until a couple of weeks into the Grapefruit League schedule. After two starts in an Atlanta uniform, he has an 0.64 ERA.
4/14/2014 | Uggla's grand slam caps five-homer night for Braves
The Braves used five home runs, including a grand slam by Dan Uggla in the top of the ninth, to power past the Phillies in a 9-6 win at Citizens Bank Park on Monday night.
4/14/2014 | Kimbrel given night off with soreness in shoulder
Craig Kimbrel was given the night off after experiencing some soreness in his shoulder on Saturday night after he picked up his fifth save in as many chances this season in a win over the Nationals.
4/14/2014 | Floyd, Minor remain on target for returns
Gavin Floyd and Mike Minor both had quality outings on Sunday, with Floyd allowing two runs (one earned) in 3 2/3 innings of work for Triple-A Gwinnett and Minor (sore shoulder) throwing five scoreless innings for Class A Rome in which he allowed just one hit.
4/14/2014 | Fredi gives Johnson another day of rest
For the second straight game, Chris Johnson was not in the starting lineup. Johnson, who played in the first 10 games of the season, hit just .182 on the most recent homestand and is being given some rest.
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