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Braves flustered by the Fish

ATLANTA - Hayden Penn earned his first win in four years by focusing on a simple rule: Throw strikes.

April 16, 2009 | BY CHARLES ODUM The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Chipper to sit, may miss two games

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones expects to miss at least two games after aggravating a bruise on his left thumb for the second time in a week.

April 15, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves bats put on ice by Florida

ATLANTA - Native Floridian Chris Volstad said he has never felt comfortable wearing long sleeves in a game, so on a chilly night at Turner Field his strategy was to work fast and then hunker down near the dugout heater.

April 15, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves bullpen still has questions

ATLANTA - There's only one blemish on the Atlanta Braves' season through six games, but it was ugly.

April 14, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Glavine scratched from Saturday start

ATLANTA - Braves left-hander Tom Glavine will have his sore shoulder examined after plans for his first start were called off.

April 13, 2009 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves keep rolling, top Nats 8-5

ATLANTA - The Washington Nationals would like a restart. The Atlanta Braves just want to keep the winning pace they've set during the first week of the season.

April 13, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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


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Simmons, Freeman power Braves past Phillies, 7-5

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman and Andrelton Simmons gave the Atlanta Braves a confidence boost to cap a long-awaited series win.

May 06, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Shelby Miller's third career shutout leads Braves past Phillies, 9-0

ATLANTA- Shelby Miller has thrown other shutouts, but never one as efficient.

May 05, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves upended by former outfielder Francoeur, Phillies

ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur had four hits and drove in two runs, Aaron Harang allowed one run over six innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Monday night.

May 04, 2015 | Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Teheran sharp as Atlanta Braves blank Cincinnati Reds, 5-0

ATLANTA - A memorable afternoon for Kelly Johnson almost didn't happen.

May 03, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Stults hit hard for Atlanta Braves in 8-4 loss to Cincinnati Reds

ATLANTA - The Braves lost a chance for rare back-to-back victories, and A.J. Pierzynski lost a season-long hitting streak.

May 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Foltynewicz wins 1st career start as Atlanta Braves beat Cincinnati Reds, 4-3

ATLANTA - Mike Foltynewicz knew the Atlanta Braves were counting on him to pitch at least five innings and keep the score close.

May 01, 2015 | By George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves unable to hit Cincinnati's Leake

ATLANTA - Mike Leake pitched eight strong innings and hit his fifth career home run to help the Cincinnati Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Thursday night.

April 30, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Atlanta Braves blasted by Washington Nationals 13-4

ATLANTA- Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez suddenly has new areas of concern with his starting rotation.

April 29, 2015 | George Henry Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kelly Johnson's HR helps Atlanta Braves beat reeling Washington Nationals, 8-4

ATLANTA - Based on the intensity shown in the season's first game between NL East rivals Washington and Atlanta, the remaining 18 games in the season series could be interesting.

April 27, 2015 | By Charles Odum Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Howard homers again, leads Philadelphia Phillies past Atlanta Braves, 5-4

PHILADELPHIA - For the Atlanta Braves, a road trip that could have helped turn them into NL East contenders has them headed home looking for relief.

April 26, 2015 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Braves top Phillies 5-2 to snap four-game losing skid

PHILADELPHIA - Andrelton Simmons ended Atlanta's scoreless drought with one big swing.

April 25, 2015 | Dan Gelston Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Freeman error allows winning run as Phillies beat Braves 1-0

PHILADELPHIA - Defensive miscues and an ineffective offense doomed the Braves against Philadelphia.

April 24, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Streaking New York Mets down Atlanta Braves 6-3, win 11th straight

NEW YORK - On a chilly afternoon at Citi Field, Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves let the New York Mets walk their way to another win.

April 23, 2015 | By Mike Fitzpatrick Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Tie-breaking single lifts New York Mets past Atlanta Braves, 3-2

NEW YORK - Eric Stults gave the Atlanta Braves an encouraging outing from the back of their rotation. They needed a better performance by the bullpen and a little more luck to slow down the streaking Mets.

April 22, 2015 | By Mike Fitzpatrick Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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