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Kemp’s bat, Folty’s arm lead Braves in 3-1 win over Giants
Mike Foltynewicz of the Braves pitches in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on August 27, 2016. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Updated: 12:56 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – They always boo Matt Kemp at AT&T; Park, because Giants fans grew to dislike him for nine seasons when he did damage against San Francisco for its hated rival, the Dodgers, and another 1 1/2 seasons for the Padres.Giants fans have not seen enough of Mike Foltynewicz ...
Braves to discuss Albies, Jed Bradley, other call-up possibilities
Second-base prospect Ozzie Albies, who is only 19, isn’t a certainty for a September call-up with the Braves, but the possibility will be discussed. (Karl Moore, Gwinnett Braves)

10:36 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — When Braves coaches meet with front-office officials a few times during the coming week to discuss September call-ups, one of the more interesting conversations figures to be about second baseman Ozzie Albies, who isn’t the September certainty that some predicted he’d be. Though extremely talented and projected ...
Back from Triple-A, Braves rookie Blair set to start Sunday
Aaron Blair returns from a two-month stint at Triple-A to start Sunday for the Braves in their series finale at San Francisco. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

9:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – Aaron Blair was on a flight to San Francisco Saturday night, set to rejoin the Braves and start Sunday’s series finale against the Giants. The Braves can only hope the rookie has something approaching the success that Matt Wisler had when Wisler returned from Triple-A to start ...
Braves waste early chances in 7-0 loss to Giants
Atlanta Braves’ Matt Kemp takes a swing against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

Updated: 2:47 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – The Braves had two doubles in the first inning and failed to score. And they topped that in the second inning by loading the bases with none out and failing to score. Thanks and drive safely, everybody. It was all but over after two innings Friday night. ...
Sore-backed Freeman stays in Braves lineup Friday
Freddie Freeman was back in the Braves lineup Friday, a day after a taking a frightening tumble over a dugout railing trying to catch a foul ball at Arizona and landing squarely on his back atop a hard chairback. (Curtis Compton/AJC file photo)

Updated: 2:22 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – A day after Freddie Freeman flipped over a dugout railing in Phoenix and landed so hard that some feared he’d broken his back, the Braves first baseman was in the lineup again Friday night for a series opener at San Francisco.Freeman never left Thursday’s game after the ...
Jenkins throws five shutout innings for Gwinnett
Tyrell Jenkins is 7-3 in the International League this season.

Updated: 12:48 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Tyrell Jenkins, in his first Triple A start since being demoted by the Atlanta Braves, pitched five scoreless innings as the Gwinnett Braves beat the host Durham Bulls 11-1 Friday night.Jenkins (7-3) allowed five hits and three walks. He struck out four. He has a 2.70 ERA at Gwinnett.The G-Braves ...
Francoeur has three hits in second game with Marlins
Jeff Francoeur is 4-for-5 in two games with Miami. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Updated: 12:29 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

Jeff Francoeur had three hits in his second game since being traded by the Braves as his new team, the Miami Marlins, beat the visiting San Diego Padres 7-6 Friday night.Francoeur had an infield hit in his first game with Miami Thursday, so he’s 4-for-5 in two games. He started ...
Photos: Jeff Francoeur the Marlin
Jeff Francoeur has played two games in a Miami Marlins uniform after being traded by the Braves. See how he looks with his new team and check out photos of him wearing other jerseys in his baseball career.

Jeff Francoeur has played two games in a Miami Marlins uniform after being traded by the Braves. See how he looks with his new team and check out photos of him wearing other jerseys in his baseball career.

Mauricio Cabrera proud member of growing 100 mph club
The Braves’ Mauricio Cabrera lights up the Turner Field outfield board with another triple-digit delivery, this one against Washington. (Curtis Compton /ccompton@ajc.com)

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

The 100 mph fastball — the pitcher’s nuclear option, the triple-digit grail — is a many-splendored sensory experience. First, in the bullpen, when they begin to turn up the heat, there is sound. This is the Braves bullpen coach Marty Reed, talking about when the call comes to get Mauricio ...
What was said about Braves at Liberty Media stockholders meeting
Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei (left) joined Braves Chairman and CEO Terry McGuirk for a game at Turner Field earlier this season. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

1:00 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Braves owner Liberty Media held its annual meeting of stockholders this week in Colorado, and most of the questions were about the conglomerate’s businesses such as satellite radio, cable TV and digital commerce.But one stockholder had Liberty’s baseball team on his mind, asking company executives a series of questions about ...
The demotion seems to have worked: Wisler’s a whiz in his return
Atlanta Braves' Matt Wisler throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

9:22 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

Wisler at work in the desert. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) If that’s what the Atlanta Braves can expect from every demoted/promoted pitcher, this rebuild will be just fine. If we go by Game Score (a Bill James creation that attempts to quantify how a starting pitcher pitches), Matt Wisler’s first ...

Why are the Braves the Red Caps on Google?
The Atlanta Braves did wear special red caps in 2009 for a Memorial Day Game in San Francisco.

8:54 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

It's an Internet mystery. The Atlanta Braves' franchise - through various name and location changes - had its start in Boston as the Red Stockings in 1876. There appeared to be some confusion between's Boston Red Stocking and the Cincinnati Red Stockings (another National League charter member). So for six ...
Freeman gives Braves a scare with spectacular tumble over railing
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman checks his arm as he walks back to the field after diving over the wall for a foul ball hit by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second inning at Chase Field on Aug. 25, 2016, in Phoenix.

2:34 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

PHOENIX – Freddie Freeman gave the Braves a big scare Thursday when he flipped in spectacular fashion over a railing near the Braves dugout while attempting to catch a foul ball in the second inning of a 3-1 win against the Diamondbacks. The big first baseman landed back-first on an ...
Wisler takes no-hit bid to 7th inning, Braves beat D-Backs to split

Updated: 1:55 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

PHOENIX – The Braves were reasonably sure that Matt Wisler was ready to return from Triple-A, but they were absolutely certain they needed him in their depleted rotation. So they recalled him. And, man, did he make that decision look wise Thursday night. Wisler took a no-hitter to the the ...
Resurgent veteran Markakis has been defying critics lately
Nick Markakis has been on an impressive hitting surge for the Braves, batting .311 with seven home runs, 29 RBIs and a .509 slugging percentage in his past 42 games before Thursday. (Curtis Compton/AJC file photo)

Updated: 11:14 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

PHOENIX – Nick Markakis knows plenty of critics questioned the Braves’ signing him to a four-year, $44 million contract from the moment the deal was announced Dec. 3, 2015, even before neck surgery two weeks later that prevented him from working out the rest of that offseason and kept him ...
Bullpen shuffle continues: Cunniff up, Younginer down
First baseman/pinch-hitter Brandon Snyder was added to the Braves’ major league roster again after Jeff Francoeur was traded to the Marlins on Wednesday. (Curtis Compton/AJC file photo)

11:03 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

PHOENIX – A busy 24 hours of transactions for the Braves was capped by the latest in a neverending series of bullpen moves Thursday as rookie Madison Younginer was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett and right-hander Brandon Cunniff was recalled from Gwinnett.The Braves already announced Wednesday night that rookie starting pitcher ...
Chipper Jones likes Braves’ future but says moves needed
Chipper Jones paid tribute to former teammate Andruw Jones during a Braves Hall of Fame luncheon on Aug. 19. Chipper Jones is now an adviser to the team. (Hyosub Shin / hshin@ajc.com)

Updated: 12:53 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Former Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, who is now an adviser with the team, recently moved back to Atlanta from his Texas ranch, which he is selling. I spoke with him about a variety of subjects, including his future, the Braves’ season and what he thinks about the team moving ...
Chipper: Braves need moves but he likes future (and being back home)
April 4, 2016 Atlanta - 1997 Braves team members Chipper Jones and Andruw Jones kick off the home game countdown by removing “81” in the middle of the fifth inning during the home opener at Turner Field on Monday, April 4, 2016. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

12:19 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

Former Braves Chipper Jones and Andruw Jones kicked off the home game countdown during the home opener at Turner Field on April 4. (Hyosub Shin / hshin@ajc.com) When the Braves hired Chipper Jones as a special assistant before this season, they brought back one of the franchise’s all-time greats. He ...

Give Francoeur credit: He did OK in his second Braves stint
Atlanta Braves players including Jeff Francoeur, center, watch the final moments of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals during the ninth inning, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Atlanta. Washington won 11-9. (AP Photo/John Amis)

10:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

He’s gone again, but he might be back again. (AP Photo/John Amis) Back in February, I wasn’t sure Jeff Francoeur would make the Atlanta Braves’ 25-man roster. Full credit to him: He made it, and he wasn’t nearly the worst of the 25. He did what the Braves, this time around, ...

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