6/18/2013 | Braves can't solve Harvey, Wheeler in doubleheader
After coming up short in their bid to rally late against Matt Harvey in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader at Turner Field, the Braves were unable to solve Zack Wheeler as he enjoyed a successful Major League debut and helped the Mets complete a sweep with a 6-1 win in the nightcap.
6/18/2013 | Wood battles elements in first big league start
This was not the ideal situation for Alex Wood to make his first Major League start. The highly regarded Braves pitching prospect had not thrown more than 35 pitches in any of the six relief appearances he had made since joining Atlanta's bullpen on May 30. The left-hander struggled with his command and lasted just three innings in a 4-3 loss to the Mets.
6/18/2013 | Marcum seeks first win facing Medlen, Braves
Mets starter Shaun Marcum isn't just hoping for a good day at the ballpark, he needs one. The right-hander will try to notch his first win of the season when he faces Kris Medlen and the Braves on Wednesday at Turner Field.
6/18/2013 | Braves' late rally falls short in twin-bill opener
Matt Harvey was cruising, as he recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts, and did not allow a hit through the first six innings in the opener of Tuesday's day-night twin bill at Turner Field. But the Braves chased him during a three-run eighth inning that forced the Mets to sweat out a 4-3 victory.
6/18/2013 | Oblique strain sends Gattis to 15-day DL
The Braves placed Evan Gattis on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday morning with a right oblique strain. Infielder Tyler Pastornicky was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett to fill Gattis' roster spot.
6/18/2013 | Day later, Braves dealing with delay aftereffects
There were some tired eyes in Atlanta's clubhouse on Tuesday morning. Even before Freddie Freeman ended Monday night's 2-1 win over the Mets with a walk-off home run at 1:22 a.m. ET, the Braves were already bracing themselves for a quick night's sleep before Tuesday's day-night doubleheader.
6/17/2013 | Freeman ends Gee's shutout bid with walk-off blast
Dillon Gee was bidding for his first career shutout before Freddie Freeman drilled a two-run ninth-inning home run that gave the Braves a 2-1 walk-off win over the Mets on Monday at Turner Field.
6/17/2013 | Minor setback has Beachy frustrated, but focused
Members of the Braves' medical staff praised Brandon Beachy for the discipline and dedication he showed after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. His hard work was credited to the fact that he went nearly a full year without experiencing any of the expected setbacks. But in a cruel twist of fate, the minor setback came eight days before the one-year anniversary of his surgery.
6/17/2013 | Wood to be clean shaven for first MLB start
Alex Wood appeared calm on the eve of his first Major League start, which will be in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets. With the benefit of six relief appearances in the Majors already under his belt, Wood has been able to adjust to the bright lights at a comfortable pace.
6/17/2013 | Wheeler's debut to follow Harvey's start in twin bill
In the wake of Monday's walk-off defeat to the Braves, the Mets could use a boost from the highly anticipated debut of top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler. Wheeler will start the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader in Atlanta, with Matt Harvey getting the call in the opener. The Braves will start Alex Wood in the first game and Paul Maholm in the second game.
6/17/2013 | Braves' Hudson withstanding the test of time
Pitcher Tim Hudson, at the age of 37, has had a long career in a game that is often punctuated by one-hit wonders, would-be stars that fizzled before they dazzled. Hudson didn't fizzle. Why?
6/17/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: June 17
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
6/16/2013 | Upton family throws out first pitches for Braves
Braves outfielders B.J. and Justin Upton were joined by their father, Manny "Bossman" Upton, and B.J.'s 3-year-old son, Riley, as the four took the field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Sunday night's Father's Day game against San Francisco.
6/16/2013 | Wood to start in doubleheader vs. Mets
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez confirmed Alex Wood will make his first Major League start during the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets at Turner Field. Gonzalez made the announcement after Sunday night's 3-0 win over the Giants.
6/16/2013 | McCann showing impressive arm after surgery
There were certainly some questions about the arm strength Brian McCann would be able to generate coming off a major shoulder surgery. But as opponents have been successful with just 57 percent of their stolen-base attempts against him this year, the six-time All-Star catcher has exceeded expectations from the defensive end.
6/16/2013 | Braves eyeing consecutive starts for Gattis
The Braves' upcoming doubleheader with the Mets this week will offer Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez the increasingly rare opportunity to arrange back-to-back starts for Evan Gattis.
6/16/2013 | Start in Atlanta crucial to Gee's rotation future
Right-handers Dillon Gee and Tim Hudson will take the mound in Monday's series opener in Atlanta, and every start matters for Gee right now.
6/16/2013 | J. Upton falls from top spot in NL outfield voting
Justin Upton dropped from first to second among NL outfielders in the All-Star voting, but he is still on pace to make his first start in the Midsummer Classic.
6/16/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: June 16
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
6/15/2013 | B.J.'s two homers, Freeman's walk-off hit lift Braves
B.J. Upton went deep for his seventh and eighth home runs of the year, and the Braves put together a two-run, ninth-inning rally capped by Freddie Freeman's walk-off single with the bases loaded to draw even in their weekend series vs. the Giants with a 6-5 win Saturday afternoon at Turner Field.
6/15/2013 | Potential starter Wood has brush with adversity
An off-day Thursday doomed Braves reliever Alex Wood to his most challenging appearance as a Major Leaguer in the seventh inning of Friday's 6-0 loss to the Giants. But despite his rocky outing, Wood may have moved closer to returning to his natural role as a starter.
6/15/2013 | No timetable for Beachy after delayed return
That Brandon Beachy suffered a minor setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery was far from surprising. It was the timing of that setback -- less than a week before Beachy was set to return to the rotation -- that frustrated the Braves right-hander.
6/15/2013 | Kids have fun at Pitch, Hit and Run competition
From every corner of Braves Country -- six different states in all -- 23 boys and girls ages 7-14 came to Turner Field on Saturday morning to show off their baseball fundamentals in the same facilities as their big league idols in the Pitch, Hit and Run Atlanta championship sponsored by Scotts.
6/15/2013 | Braves, Giants play rubber game on national stage
With the Sunday night lights shining down on a big National League interdivisional matchup, the Giants will be trying to make a little bit of history while the Braves will try to keep things at Turner Field going just the way they have been in the present.
6/14/2013 | Braves vexed by Giants' pitching, extra-base hits
Starter Kris Medlen and the rest of the Braves pitching staff fell victim to a barrage of doubles, and Atlanta hitters struck out 12 times as the Braves stumbled to a 6-0 loss in their series opener against the Giants on Friday night at Turner Field.
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