ATLANTA - A year after a 9-0 record in Atlanta helped give Philadelphia momentum for its World Series championship run, three straight losses at Turner Field left the Phillies feeling flawed.
ATLANTA - Jair Jurrjens was given an ovation after the right-hander gave up his only hit with two outs in the seventh inning.
ATLANTA - Martin Prado's 10th-inning single triggered a celebration on the field, and was only part of his terrific night.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones discovered a tiny problem during a stint in the batting cage, the sort of thing that only a hitter of his caliber would notice.
ATLANTA - Tommy Hanson was very much aware of who he'd be facing in these two starts.
ATLANTA - Who would've envisioned this: Tim Wakefield joining Roger Clemens in the Boston record book?
ATLANTA - Josh Beckett wasn't feeling well. No problem when he's facing the Braves.
ATLANTA - John Smoltz woke up in his own bed, made pancakes for the kids, took a dip in the pool, then headed to the ballpark.
ATLANTA - Alex Rodriguez is starting to get his groove back.
ATLANTA - Braves right-hander Jeff Bennett has been placed on the 15-day disabled list a day after breaking his left hand when he punched a door in frustration.
ATLANTA - The New York Yankees took their time scoring against the Braves.
ATLANTA - As Atlanta rookie Tommy Hanson kept pitching out of jams, his confidence kept growing against the New York Yankees.
ATLANTA - Javier Vazquez is accustomed to pitching with very little run support from his Atlanta teammates.
BOSTON - Nick Green surprised the Boston Red Sox by overcoming long odds to make the team. On Sunday, he was surprised that his homer won the game.
BOSTON - Eric O'Flaherty was sure he had picked up a key strikeout. Instead, the Atlanta Braves left-hander was ejected along with manager Bobby Cox and third baseman Chipper Jones.
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LAWRENCEVILLE - The closer the Braves fall to the bottom of the NL East, the more their focus will shift to prospects acquired in a barrage of offseason trades.
ATLANTA - Braves left-hander Mike Minor will miss the rest of the season after shoulder surgery.
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