1. Campillo continues mastery over Brewers as Braves take finale

    The Braves wrapped up their three game series with the Brewers Sunday afternoon in Atlanta. Like the previous two series, the Braves lost two out of three, and the only Brave pitcher who got a win in the series was Jorge Campillo...

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  2. Smoked Sammons: Atlanta Braves Avoid Sweep Against St. Louis Cardinals

    Hopefully, Bobby Cox will realize tonight why Corky Miller is not the option as the No. 2 catcher. Clint Sammons went 3-4 with his first Major League home run and three RBIs, to help the Braves salvage the final game of the series with the Cardinals, 9-4.

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  3. Braves Searching for Optimism, Goals Amidst More Bad News

    In between home plate umpire Jim Joyce's animated strike calls, I started to wonder how much worse things could get for Atlanta. The lineup has lost the three best hitters in the last week due to a collision, a trade, and a pulled hamstring...

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  4. Teixeira trade only the beginning for the Braves?

    Mark Teixeira was removed from tonight's lineup against the Cardinals and headed to Boston to join the Angels during their series at Fenway...

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  5. The Atlanta Braves' Characters in the Next Chapter

    When Jeff Francoeur arrived in July 2005 and promptly crushed a three-run homer to put the finishing touches on an 8-4 win over the Cubs at Turner Field, most thought it would be the first of ...

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  6. 'Pen is not Mightier

    Jair Jurrjens pitched 8 scoreless innings on Friday night to open the series in Philadelphia. In the final 17 innings of the series, the Braves pitchers allowed 24 runs on 28 hits including 7 homers...

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  7. Braves-Phillies: Atlanta's Battery Power Mighty in Road Win

    The Atlanta battery was the story Friday night in Philadelphia. In beating the Phillies for only the second time in ten games this season, catcher Brian McCann and starter Jair Jurrjens led a ...

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  8. Braves-Marlins: Injuries cast shadow over Atlanta victory

    Tim Hudson made quick work of the Marlins tonight. Then, a tender right elbow made him a quick spectator. By the time Chipper Jones and Tim Hudson left Wednesday evening's finale in ...

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  9. Braves-Nationals: Pitching combusts as Washington takes finale

    Jo-Jo Reyes got the Nats in order in the top of the first, then saw Mark Teixeira give him a 1-0 with a 2-out RBI single in the bottom of the first. It was all downhill from there for the Braves...

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  10. MLB All-Star Game: Handing out the Grades

    It was going to be difficult for the All-Stars to top the performance that went on in the Home Run Derby Monday night, but that's exactly what happened...

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  11. Offense carries Braves to series win in San Diego

    Jeff Francoeur shouldn't feel too bad about feeling left out. He turned out to be the only position player who didn't have an RBI today. Then again, Martin Prado was the only position player who didn't score...

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  12. Atlanta-San Diego: Unlikely Trio Leads Braves Over Padres

    Raise your hands if you thought the three stars of tonight's game for the Braves would be Charlie Morton, Jeff Francoeur, and Brent Lillibridge. OK—did anyone get two of them? No? How about one? A few...

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  13. Halladay shows again why he is the AL's best

    Most people at the beginning of the season would have said the AL's best pitcher now resides with the New York Mets...

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  14. Atlanta Braves Have Major Personnel Decisions Looming in July

    With the trade deadline just three weeks away, Frank Wren's job has not gotten any easier. One look at the Braves' record, roster, injuries, and payroll situation leaves the GM a bunch of potential decisions...

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  15. Braves handed another one-run road loss

    The Braves had two good swings the whole night on Derek Lowe. Tim Hudson only made two bad pitches. Unfortunately for the Braves, that still translated to another tough loss on the road...

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  16. A suggestion for ESPN's Live Baseball Coverage

    Joe Morgan - you may have World Series championship rings and MVP awards at home in your trophy case. You've earned them because you had a great baseball career, performed well both as an individual and as part of a team...

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  17. One-run Games Killing Braves' Season

    It's no secret that the Braves are a Major League worst 5-21 in one-run games in 2008. Sunday's 7-6 17-inning win was just the second extra inning win for the Braves this year in nine tries, ...

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  18. The New York Mets and Yankees Need Not Look Far for New Blueprint

    Let's get one thing straight: the NBA is the only sport that has a salary cap. A player's salary is determined by his draft order and years in the league. The NFL and the NHL don't have salary caps...

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  19. Atlanta Braves Show Little Life As Phillies Sweep, Again

    You could say that the Braves had a bit of bad luck when the Phillies demoted struggling Brett Myers to AAA Lehigh Valley earlier this week, and instead they sent Cole Hamels out on ...

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  20. Open Mic: True Sport Can't Have a True Definition

    If you ask 20 different people how they would define a sport, you would get 20 different answers. Maybe not 20, but there would be some standard similarities and quite a few subtle differences...

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  21. Things You Never Hear - The Expanded Version

    Back in 1990, George Carlin did an HBO Special entitled 'Doin' It Again' (the album is Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics), where he spoofed on (among other things) feminism, rape, his dog, euthanasia, and other absurdities in life...

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  22. Mid-season All Overlooked Team

    This is not your vote leaders. This is not your "Most Deserved" list for an All-Star Roster. These are most likely the guys who are having solid if not great seasons, but probably won't find themselves for the All-Star Game in 2 weeks...

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  23. Checking Up On Pythagoras' Midseason Predictions

    The math geniuses and statistical gurus in sports (and academia on occasion) love to see how the numbers stack up in predicting results...

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  24. Make or Break Time for Braves

    With the All-Star Game just two weeks away, the Atlanta Braves find themselves at a major crossroads in their season...

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