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Braves Injury Update: Justin Upton, Evan Gattis

Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis is on course for a return to the lineup on Monday night, but the team may be without Justin Upton, who left Sunday's game after being hit in the left arm by a pitch.'s Joe Morgan reports that Upton was struck by an 88mph Kyle Kendrick sinker and although he initially remained in the game, his triceps stiffened up during a rain...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kate Upton throws support behind Justin Upton in All-Star Game #FinalVote (pics)

Since her beau, Detroit Tigers pitcher — and casual cleavage-ogler — Justin Verlander, won’t be at Target Field as a member of the American League roster for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game and will have plenty of time to hang out with her during his midseason break, Kate Upton has turned her attention to another […] The post Kate Upton throws support behind Justin Upton in All...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves place 3 on NL All-Star team; Upton in NL Final Vote

ATLANTA -- Three members of the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves landed on the 2014 National League All-Star roster, according to an announcement made by Major League Baseball Sunday night. Starting pitcher Julio Teheran, closer Craig Kimbrel and first baseman Freddie Freeman have all been named to the NL team. The game will be played on Tuesday, July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis...
Via Fox Sports South
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Justin Upton returns despite sinus issue

The Atlanta Braves dropped out of first place in the National League East following a 3-0 loss to the Washington Nationals on Saturday. At 38-36, the Braves are struggling offensively, ranked just 29th in the Major Leagues in runs scored. Needing a spark in the lineup, the Braves saw the return of Justin Upton, who missed three games this week due to dizziness.#450736844 / gettyimages...
Via MLB Injury News
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Revisiting Justin Upton

Source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America) A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece about Justin Upton and his struggles with pitches up in the zone, fastballs in particular. The piece was published on a Friday. Upton, obviously wishing to make me look stupid, homered twice the night before the piece went live. It didn’t render the piece worthless, the numbers still told a story...
Via The Fantasy Fix
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Justin Upton exits with leg injury

Per the team's Twitter account, Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton exited Tuesday night's slugfest with the Colorado Rockies in the fourth inning. He was diagnosed with a strained hamstring and is listed as day-to-day. Upton is hitting .292?.372/.551 (OPS+ 151) with 14 homers, 36 RBI and six stolen bases.  He was replaced by Jordan Schafer.#450359746 / gettyimages...
Via MLB Injury News
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves dynamic outfield … finally dynamic?

BJ Upton’s recent performance has coaches and teammates feeling optimistic. Do you remember the sense of excitement in Atlanta over the Braves’ dynamic outfield? It wasn’t all that long ago. Prior to the 2013 season, the Braves gave free agent center fielder BJ Upton a franchise record 5-year/75-million dollar deal. Shortly thereafter, they acquired younger brother Justin from...
Via BravesWire
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Upton: All-Star or Enigma?

Justin Upton joined the Atlanta Braves last off-season and high expectations accompanied his arrival.  Upton started out on fire in April, after that he had a mediocre season.  Overall, his season numbers ended up very close to his career averages, good but not great. The Upton and Chris Johnson for Martin Prado and Randall Delgado plus prospects trade has long been considered...
Via Atlanta Bullpen
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves news: Braves are the hottest team in baseball

The Atlanta Braves have been unstoppable over the past three weeks, as Wednesday’s 6-3 victory over the Washington Nationals gave the NL East leaders their fourth straight sweep and their thirteenth victory in a row. The Braves are just three more wins away from their longest winning streak since 2000, and it’s been all about the offense’s ability to score runs over this streak...
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Mid-Season Report Card

Team: Atlanta Braves Record: 54-41 (1st Place) Biggest Surprise of First Half: It’s hard for a team with such high expectations to have a surprise, but there has actually been a couple for the Braves this season. The biggest and best surprise has been the play of catcher Evan Gattis. In his first season at the MLB level, Gattis has hit an impressive .252 batting average, 14 home...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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