Evan Gattis Telling Different Story

Evan Gattis, the powerful Atlanta Braves catcher, was besieged last season by people wanting to know about his colorful past.  Gattis told how he had traveled the west trying to find himself and how his colorful life included sleeping in a van, working as a janitor and his battle with drugs and alcohol. Gattis’ past even included tales of suicidal thoughts. At times the Evan Gattis story...
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Evan Gattis hit a walk-off home run against the Marlins

The Braves are rolling along early in the season as usual. They’ve won their last 3 series and on Monday night against the Marlins needed a walk-off home run from El Oso Blanco, aka Evan Gattis, to win it 4-2 in the bottom of the 10th inning. Related Posts Dan Uggla hit a grand slam against the Phillies that won the Braves the game Ohio State says no to Georgia home-and-home Justin...
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Gattis walkoff homer wins wild one

Just when the Braves thought they had orchestrated a fairly textbook come-from-behind victory on the Marlins Monday night, shaky defense and some bullpen questions made it anything but. Homers continue to cure the Braves ills, though, and they got what they were after. Evan Gattis launched a two-run shot to lift the Braves to a 4-2 10-inning win with his first ever walk-off home...
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Reader Survey, Week 4: Freeman’s HR Ceiling

Last week’s Reader Survey asked our audience seven questions about the third week of the MLB season. Responses were cast and tallied, and I’m here to bring you the results! (And another survey.) Fill out the Week 4 survey! (Week 3 responses below.) A special thanks to for providing this week’s first question! Loading… Week 3 Responses 1. How many HR...
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Braves wrap successful road trip

Despite hairy defense in the last 2 games of the series, the Braves managed to squeak out a series win in Flushing. The Braves were carried to the series win by yet another near no-hitter by Aaron Harang in a handful of games, dominant offense by Mets’ killer Freddie Freeman, continued April prowess by Justin Upton and another gritty start by Ervin Santana. Aaron Harang pitched...
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Jason Heyward: Who Is He?

Jason Heyward made his debut as an Atlanta Braves player on April 5, 2010 as a 20-year old.  He was touted by many experts as the left-handed Hank Aaron. Heyward is 6’5″ 240 pounds and is a 5-tool player. Heyward is 24 years old and was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey and grew up in McDonough, Georgia. But who is Jason Heyward as a player? Is he still the power-hitter that he...
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Chopcast: Braves pitching leads to another successful road swing

There's not a manager in baseball relying more on his starting rotation than Fredi Gonzalez right now. The Atlanta Braves' starting rotation has accounted for 117 innings pitched this season, third-most among all MLB clubs. But the two teams ahead of them in terms of workload, the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers, have both played an extra game due to the rainout...
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Minor likely to start Saturday vs. Reds

Their starting rotation has been the best in baseball through the season’s first three weeks, and now the Braves are set to welcome back the pitcher who led the team in innings pitched and strikeouts in 2013. Mike Minor made what was likely his final rehab start Saturday for Triple-A Gwinnett, and the left-hander is tentatively set to make his season debut this coming Saturday...
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Clang Clang Clang Goes Dan Uggla

Apologies in advance if you were hoping for rainbows and puppies and sunshine. But I’m not about to start dreaming about the pennant because of a victory that was gift wrapped for us by Dan Uggla. I suppose it is the same way that Braves fans probably should have felt after Saturday’s win which was handed to them by Jose “Papa Mop Up” Valverde. I should just say “well Suzyn...
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Three Cuts: Hale, bullpen thrive in Braves' marathon loss to Mets

Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 4-3 loss to the Mets -- a 14-inning defeat that dropped Atlanta's road-trip record to a rock-solid 4-2: 1. The Braves bullpen deserves props for their excellent work on Sunday It's not everyday that a major league bullpen gets taxed for 7.2 innings in a nip-and-tuck affair, but that's how things went down in the...
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Braves planning to start Mike Minor next Saturday

Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor has spent the entirety of the 2014 season on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, but that will likely change within a week. The Braves are tenatively planning on having Minor take the mound next Saturday, per David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Minor, 26, was 13-9 with a 3.37 ERA (123 ERA-plus), 1.09 WHIP and 181 strikeouts...
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Week 4 MLB Waiver Wire: Aaron Harang dazzles again, get him rostered

In this week’s edition of the Weekly Waiver Wire, we have a rookie in Houston who’s about to make a splash, a former All-Star in decline, a Cy Young winner, and two struggling switch hitters. Five MLB Waiver Wire players to add: Aaron Harang (SP,ATL,64% owned): I gotta‘ tell ya‘. I was skpetical at first of Harang. He never really struck me as a good pitcher. But, as I am...
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Jason Heyward Facing Demons

Ever been hit in the face by a 90 mile per hour fastball?  Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward has and on Friday night he will face the pitcher who broke his face and interrupted his career. Heyward and his Braves will be facing the Mets and lefty Jonathan Niese tonight.   It will be the first time that Heyward has faced Niese since he crumpled to the ground from a Niese fastball...
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Did Papelbon annoyingly direct a fart at reporters?

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon has been known at times over his career for being something of a surly interview subject. Following Thursday’s 1-0 win over the Atlanta Braves in which the closer converted his fourth save of the season, Papelbon expressed extreme annoyance at a line of questioning regarding how his velocity is […] The post Did Jonathan Papelbon...
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How the Atlanta Braves will make the playoffs

The Atlanta Braves started out this season with some early concerns from the bullpen.  However, a few recoveries and one newly added pitcher, Ervin Santana, are scheduled to put the Braves back into a normal rotation.  Even one of the most doubtful offensive players, B.J. Upton hasn’t completely disappointed like expected.  I feel like the […] The post How the Atlanta Braves...
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