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Zopf: Time for Braves fans to step up

Nearly a decade ago I was privileged enough to obtain some free tickets to the MLB All-Star game at Turner Field.

April 13, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: Bats bail out Jurrjens

ATLANTA - When the Braves gave Jair Jurrjens a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning, he began thinking of trying to pitch deep into the game to give Atlanta's bullpen a break.

April 12, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kawakami wins major league debut

ATLANTA - Kenshin Kawakami overcame some early jitters to put together an impressive major league debut Saturday night.

April 11, 2009 | By Tom Saladino The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves win extended home opener with Johnson walk off

ATLANTA - Kelly Johnson singled in the 10th inning to score Jordan Schafer with the winning run, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 6-5 Friday night after blowing two leads in a rain-delayed game.

April 11, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: No jitters for rookie Schafer

ATLANTA - Nerves were no problem for Jordan Schafer before the Atlanta Braves' home opener Friday night.In fact, Schafer says he's never been nervous on a baseball field.

April 11, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves bullpen blows big lead

PHILADELPHIA - First, they got their bling. Then, they got their first win.

April 08, 2009 | BY ROB MAADDI The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves pitching continues to thrive

PHILADELPHIA - Two games in, these Philadelphia Phillies are playing like last year's team.

April 08, 2009 | By Rob Maaddi The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Lowe shuts down Phils; Braves win opener

PHILADELPHIA - If Derek Lowe had been this dominant last October, the Philadelphia Phillies might not be World Series champions.

April 06, 2009 | By Rob Maaddi The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


The Times Braves 2009 Preview

Rebuilt pitching staff: Aces in the hole?

April 04, 2009 | Brent Holloway | Atlanta Braves


Braves fans braced for new sights, sounds

For nearly 30 years, Allen McNeil has spent the spring and summer sitting by the TV or radio and following his beloved Atlanta Braves.

April 04, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | Atlanta Braves


Braves notebook: Lowe looking to 'embrace' opening day

ATLANTA - There's a lot riding on tonight's start for Derek Lowe.

April 04, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kawakami 'shaky' in final spring outing

ATLANTA - Rick Porcello, making a bid to be more than a fill-in starter for Detroit, pitched two scoreless innings and the Tigers beat the Atlanta Braves on Saturday in each team's final exhibition game.

April 04, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves armed for bounce-back season

ATLANTA - The winter of discontent now seems to be a distant memory for Frank Wren and the Atlanta Braves.

April 04, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Porcello sharp as Tigers beat Braves, 8-4

ATLANTA - Rick Porcello, making a bid to be more than a fill-in starter for Detroit, pitched two scoreless innings and the Tigers beat the Atlanta Braves 8-4 on Saturday in each team's final exhibition game.

April 04, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Rookie Schafer wins Braves' center field job

ATLANTA - Jordan Schafer's rise to the major leagues became official on Friday when the Atlanta Braves set their 25-man roster and named the 22-year-old rookie their starting center fielder.

April 03, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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Braves hitting coach Walker resigns

ATLANTA - Greg Walker has quit as hitting coach of the Atlanta Braves.

September 30, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves finish season with 2-1 win against Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Emilio Bonifacio led off the game with home run and Freddie Freeman added an RBI single in the first, and the Atlanta Braves finished a disappointing season with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

September 28, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves hold on to late lead, beat Phillies 4-2

PHILADELPHIA - Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton each homered and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

September 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves flop toward finish, fall to Phils 5-4

PHILADELPHIA - Jonathan Papelbon made his first appearance in Philadelphia since he made a lewd gesture as he left the field, closing out the Phillies' 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night with a scoreless ninth inning.

September 26, 2014 | By Aaron Bracy Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves continue to struggle down the stretch

ATLANTA - Edinson Volquez threw seven scoreless innings, Travis Snider and Neil Walker hit homers and the Pittsburgh Pirates moved within one game of the NL Central lead with a 10-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.

September 25, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves snap five-game losing skid

ATLANTA - Andrew McCutchen homered for Pittsburgh's only runs, and the Pirates missed a chance to move up in the NL Central race, falling to the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Wednesday night.

September 24, 2014 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Pirates clinch playoff spot, beat Braves 3-2

ATLANTA - Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

September 23, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


With Wren fired as GM, what's next for Braves?

ATLANTA - For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves are searching for a general manager.

September 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves shut out by Pirates

ATLANTA - The Pittsburgh Pirates have played three straight 1-0 games, but they're pitching so well that maybe it doesn't matter.

September 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves fire general manager Wren

ATLANTA - For nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves have been all about stability.

September 22, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves eliminated from playoff contention

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana has no trouble summing up the collapse that ended Atlanta's postseason hopes.

September 21, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Mets push Braves to brink of elimination

ATLANTA - The slumping Atlanta Braves were shut down by Jonathon Niese and lost 4-2 to the New York Mets on Saturday night, damaging their flickering playoff hopes.

September 20, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves' playoff hopes dealt another blow in 5-0 loss to Mets

ATLANTA - Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, Zack Wheeler pitched six scoreless innings and the New York Mets beat the struggling Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Friday night but were eliminated from playoff contention.

September 19, 2014 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Feeble offense likely costs Braves a playoff spot

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves watched another team celebrate at Turner Field.

September 18, 2014 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves beat Nationals, snap five-game skid

ATLANTA - The Braves ended their five-game losing streak but gained no ground in their longshot chase for the playoffs.

September 17, 2014 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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