9/27/2016 | Phillies-Braves delayed by rain after 4 innings
Tuesday night's game between the Braves and Phillies was delayed for a second time after the end of the 4th inning. The Phillies' Ryan Howard hit a grand slam in the first inning to give Philly an early lead, while Freddie Freeman extended his hit streak to 29 to tie the MLB's longest hit steak of the season.
9/27/2016 | Freeman's emotions remain raw over Fernandez
As they prepared for their respective duties before Tuesday night's game against the Phillies at Turner Field, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and Fox Sports South broadcaster Matt Diaz were among the many members of the baseball world who were still feeling the emotions created by Jose Fernandez's sudden death.
9/27/2016 | Braves deal Beckham to Giants for Minor Leaguer
The Braves traded Beckham to San Francisco for Minor League shortstop Rich Rodriguez. The deal provides the Giants some bench depth as they attempt to claim one of the National League's two Wild Card spots.
9/27/2016 | Braves rally from down 6 to defeat Phillies
Long after Julio Teheran's struggles began with Ryan Howard's first-inning grand slam, the Braves battled back from a six-run deficit for a 7-6 win over the Phillies on Tuesday night at a rain-soaked Turner Field.
9/26/2016 | Freeman wins NL Player of the Week Award
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman earned National League Player of the Week honors after hitting .500 (11-for-22) with two home runs and seven RBIs in six games last week.
9/25/2016 | Braves mourn Fernandez at Marlins Park
Approximately five minutes before arriving at Marlins Park on Sunday morning, Freddie Freeman, Tyler Flowers and a group of other Braves on the team bus were suddenly overwhelmed with sadness and bewilderment as they learned Marlins ace Jose Fernandez died a few hours earlier in a boating accident.
9/25/2016 | Braves, Phils square off to determine season series
Though their late-season surge has not positioned them to potentially avoid finishing last in the National League East, the Braves will enter this week's three-game series against the Phillies with a chance to exit this season with a winning record against three of their division opponents.
9/24/2016 | Teheran-Conley matchup concludes series
Though he won't be matching up against Jose Fernandez as originally scheduled, Braves right-hander Julio Teheran will still have a little extra motivation when he opposes Adam Conley and the Marlins at 1:10 p.m. ET on Sunday at Marlins Park.
9/24/2016 | Simmons dealing with right forearm discomfort
A little more than three weeks after returning to the big leagues for the first time in more than two years, Braves right-handed reliever Shae Simmons is dealing with yet another arm ailment.
9/23/2016 | Streaking Braves, Freeman avoid 100 losses
Freddie Freeman extended the longest active hitting streak in the Majors and became just the second player in Atlanta history to record an 80th extra-base hit in one season. But much of the satisfaction Freeman felt after Friday night's 3-2 win over the Marlins stemmed from the fight he and his Braves teammates have shown, which has enabled them to avoid what once seemed like an inevitable 100-loss season.
9/23/2016 | Kemp ejected in third for arguing strike call
Matt Kemp's birthday did not go exactly as he had envisioned. The Braves' left fielder was ejected during the third inning of Friday's 3-2 win over the Marlins after he expressed displeasure toward a strike called against Nick Markakis.
9/23/2016 | Marlins' WC hopes hinge on play vs. NL East
If the Marlins don't get on a roll to gain a National League Wild Card spot, they will finish this season with the realization that their postseason bid was influenced by a losing record produced against their own division.
9/23/2016 | Barring setback, Folty could start Tuesday
As Mike Foltynewicz's bruised left calf has steadily improved and allowed him to regain normal mobility, he has positioned himself to possibly make two more starts for the Braves before the end of this season.
9/23/2016 | Garcia's late RBI hurts Marlins' WC hopes
All season, the Braves have presented problems to Miami. On Friday night, Adonis Garcia's two-out RBI single in the ninth inning lifted Atlanta to a 3-2 comeback win and pushed the Marlins closer to National League Wild Card elimination.
9/23/2016 | Before Inciarte's catch, there was Nixon's
The Catch happened during July 1992, when Otis Nixon climbed the outfield wall at Atlanta-Fulton County Coliseum for the Braves to do more than just snatch away a home run from the Pirates' Andy Van Slyke to keep a long winning streak alive. Nixon created the gold standard for superlative catches along these lines. Which brings us to the unfathomable thing that Ender Inciarte did Wednesday night at Citi Field in New York against the Mets.
9/23/2016 | Kemp's 3rd multi-HR game of year helps Braves surge
It appears the rumors about the demise of Matt Kemp's career were a bit premature. After being given away in exchange for cost savings for the Padres on July 30, the former Most Valuable Player Award candidate is providing the Braves more reason to believe they soundly gambled on his future.
9/22/2016 | Cashner hoping to best Wisler, surging Braves
When the Marlins acquired Andrew Cashner from the Padres on July 29, they hoped he would strengthen their starting rotation and help them make a strong push toward the postseason. But the right-hander's inconsistencies have not boosted Miami's playoff hopes. Cashner will be bidding to earn just his second win as a Marlin when he opposes Matt Wisler and the surging Braves on Friday night in Miami.
9/22/2016 | Kemp's 2 HRs lead win vs. WC-seeking Fish
he Braves continue to play for more than pride. The way they've heated up, they're spoiling the postseason plans for a couple of National League East rivals. Matt Kemp belted two home runs and Josh Collmenter gave up two runs in seven innings on Thursday night in Atlanta's 6-3 win over Miami at Marlins Park.
9/22/2016 | Freeman's 42-game on-base streak passes Chipper
Freddie Freeman now has the distinction of doing something his good friend Chipper Jones never did during his legendary career. But after extending his on-base streak to 42 games in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Marlins, the Braves first baseman laughed when he was asked if he now has bragging rights.
9/22/2016 | Snitker: Grab may make Inciarte Gold Glove favorite
As Atlanta's Ender Inciarte and Cincinnati's Billy Hamilton have spent the past couple of months producing an impressive list of defensive gems, they have become two obvious frontrunners among National League center fielders for a Gold Glove Award.
9/22/2016 | Statcast of the Day: Inciarte leaves all in awe
According to Statcast™, Yoenis Cespedes hit the final out of Wednesday's 4-3 Braves win over the Mets with an exit velocity of 101.7 mph and a launch angle of 28 degrees. Such batted balls are a hit 84 percent of the time and a home run 72 percent of the time. Ender Inciarte made sure this one was neither.
9/21/2016 | Game Ender! Walk-off dazzler denies Mets
Yoenis Cespedes nearly won Wednesday night's game for the Mets on a walk-off, three-run homer in the ninth, but center fielder Ender Inciarte robbed him with a leaping catch at the wall. The resulting 4-3 win was the sixth in a row for the Braves at Citi Field and their fifth straight overall.
9/21/2016 | Freeman ties Chipper with 41-game on-base streak
Freddie Freeman's single off in the fourth inning of Wednesday night's Braves game at Citi Field gave the first baseman a 41-game on-base streak, equaling the longest of Chipper Jones' long Atlanta career.
9/21/2016 | Ramirez drops appeal, begins serving suspension
Braves right-hander Jose Ramirez has dropped his appeal of a three-game suspension for throwing a pitch over Jose Fernandez's head last week at Turner Field.
9/21/2016 | With no guarantees, Snitker hopes to keep post
With the days winding down on a Braves season that is finishing much better than it began, interim manager Brian Snitker said on Wednesday that he hopes to get a chance to continue in the job.
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