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4/26/2015 | Freeman's miscues especially costly vs. Phils

When the Braves began this nine-game road trip by taking two of three against the Blue Jays, it appeared Freddie Freeman had distanced himself from the offensive misfortune he had experienced during the regular season's first two weeks.


4/26/2015 | Cahill shows improvement, settles down after homer

Given that he was once an All-Star pitcher, Trevor Cahill might not be comfortable with the fact that his completion of six innings is now viewed as progress. But based on the tremendous struggles he has encountered recently, the veteran right-hander has no choice but to accept whatever form of optimism he produces.


4/26/2015 | Bethancourt up to task of earning everyday role

As Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has utilized A.J. Pierzynski as his primary catcher over the past 10 days, he has said he wants to stick with the "hot bat" and also remind Christian Bethancourt that he has to earn the starting role at the Major League level.


4/26/2015 | With Howard's pop, Phils win rubber match vs. Braves

The Phillies have been searching for any type of momentum this month, and they hope they found some Sunday with a 5-4 victory over the Braves at Citizens Bank Park.


4/25/2015 | Miller works around homer in latest sharp start

When the Braves acquired Shelby Miller in exchange for Jason Heyward in November, they described him as a potential top-of-the-rotation starter. Based on what has been provided through this season's first three weeks, they could justifiably remove "potential" from that description.


4/25/2015 | Braves refuse to 'mail it in' amid hitting woes

Like the four straight losses that preceded Saturday night's 5-2 win over the Phillies did not guarantee impending doom, one victory does not completely erase the concerns the Braves have created over the past 10 days.


4/25/2015 | Eyeing 1st quality start, Cahill faces Williams, Phillies

Trevor Cahill hasn't completed five innings in eight of 19 starts since the start of the 2014 season, and that includes his first two outings with the Braves. Cahill will take the mound for Atlanta on Sunday in the series finale against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.


4/24/2015 | Wood, Braves pitching staff very impressive

Though Jim Johnson's recent frustrations were enhanced during Friday night's 1-0 loss to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, the recently-maligned Braves bullpen had no reason to be ashamed of the effort it provided in this latest setback.


4/24/2015 | Freeman, Braves know their defense must improve

Freddie Freeman could not hide his frustration after the Braves suffered their fourth consecutive loss with a tough offensive and defensive performance at Citizens Bank Park on Friday night. His game-ending error had provided the Phillies a 1-0 victory. But his dismay extended beyond what he had not done with his glove.


4/24/2015 | Phillies go for series victory against Braves

Shelby Miller will attempt to claim his third consecutive victory when the Braves and Phillies resume their three-game series on Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park. Philadelphia's scheduled starter David Buchanan struggled through his first two starts and then at least showed some improvement as he limited the Nationals to three runs in five innings on Sunday.


4/24/2015 | Braves send for Kohn, Cornely to reinforce 'pen

Responding to their recent bullpen woes, the Braves promoted right-handed relievers Michael Kohn and John Cornely to the Major League level on Friday.


4/23/2015 | Teheran unable to find grip in chilly conditions

Instead of delivering a lengthy start to save the Braves' recently exposed bullpen, Julio Teheran allowed himself to be affected by the chilly elements Thursday afternoon at Citi Field.


4/23/2015 | Phillies hosting Braves for NL East weekend set

The Braves have dropped their past two series against NL East opponents, and will attempt to buck this trend when they began a three-game series against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Friday night. Veteran right-hander Aaron Harang will match up with Braves left-hander Alex Wood in the series opener.


4/23/2015 | Mets walk all over Braves for 11th straight win

Behind Bartolo Colon's fourth consecutive victory and Daniel Murphy's four RBIs, the Mets defeated the Braves, 6-3, on Thursday afternoon, tying their franchise-record 11-game winning streak.


4/23/2015 | Braves' run on review of collision ruling perplexes Mets

The Braves were credited with a run in the second inning Thursday when umpires ruled that Mets catcher Anthony Recker did not provide a clear lane for A.J. Pierzynski to score.


4/23/2015 | Hot-hitting Pierzynski earning time over Bethancourt

Though the Braves entered this season with the expectation that Christian Bethancourt would serve as their primary catcher, manager Fredi Gonzalez has opted to frequently put the hot-hitting A.J. Pierzynski behind the plate over the past week.


4/23/2015 | Braves' loss takes shine off Stults' stellar start

Eric Stults provided the Braves exactly what they needed on Wednesday night at Citi Field. But after at least halting concerns about the back end of Atlanta's rotation, the veteran left-hander watched a suddenly leaky bullpen allow the red-hot Mets to claim a 3-2 victory at Citi Field.


4/23/2015 | Johnson points to unlucky results in bullpen's struggles

As the Braves have struggled to extend their early-season success over the past week, their inexperienced bullpen has proven to be a liability. But the most concerning aspect for the Braves stems from the recent struggles endured by Jim Johnson.


4/22/2015 | Mets take aim at 11th straight win, sweep of Braves

The Mets and Braves conclude their three-game series at Citi Field on Thursday afternoon, with New York looking for its 11th straight win. Atlanta sends out ace Julio Teheran while the Mets oppose with Bartolo Colon, who is looking to become the first pitcher in the Majors to reach four wins.


4/22/2015 | Hang 10: Mets rally past Braves to extend streak

The Mets extended their impressive winning streak to 10 straight games on Wednesday night, twice coming from behind to take a 3-2 victory. It also dropped the Braves to their seventh loss in their last 10 games at Citi Field, despite a strong start from left-hander Eric Stults, who held the Mets to one run in six innings.


4/22/2015 | Feigl's chance to join 'pen dashed by Tommy John surgery

Brady Feigl exited Spring Training knowing he had a chance to join the Braves' bullpen at some point this season. But less than a week later, the left-handed reliever suffered a left elbow injury that proved significant enough to require Tommy John surgery, which he underwent Tuesday.


4/21/2015 | Gosselin laments error that allowed four-run fifth inning

Despite the fact that they have mixed and matched their lineup at various positions through the season's first two weeks, the Braves have proven to be one of the game's best defensive clubs. But manager Fredi Gonzalez's decision to start Phil Gosselin at second base on Tuesday night proved costly as the utility infielder committed an error that helped the Mets roll toward a 7-1 win.


4/21/2015 | Cahill encouraged by solid first four innings vs. Mets

Considering how ineffective he was all of last year and during his only previous start this season, there was actually reason to wonder if Trevor Cahill should have been encouraged by the four-plus innings he completed for the Braves during Tuesday night's 7-1 loss to the Mets at Citi Field.


4/21/2015 | Mets-Braves rivalry rediscovering cachet

The Braves are here. Has anyone noticed? And among those who are aware of their presence, are there some who are passionate -- one way of the other -- about the "A" team? Does anyone here hate them, fear them, like them, root for or against them? Does anyone here in the Big City or in the big Citi give a wit that the second-place team in the National League East is in town for three nights to engage the first-place New York Mets?


4/21/2015 | Braves recall lefty Thomas from Triple-A

With limited attractive options currently available, the Braves opted to recall left-handed reliever Ian Thomas from Triple-A Gwinnett.




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