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Should one down season force big change on the Braves?
Freddie Freeman reacts to hitting the game-winning single to beat the Reds 1-0 in the 10th inning on April 27. (Curtis Compton/AJC)

8:47 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

The final fortnight of a season that has lost its fizz began with the Braves four games behind Pittsburgh for the second wild card. In a way, that made sense: The Braves lost two starting pitchers to Tommy John surgery in spring training, a double whammy that stood to make ...
Fredi G. says opponents ‘figured out’ slumping Braves rookie La Stella

6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

When rookie Tommy La Stella joined the Braves on May 28 and immediately started producing it was a big lift for a club with a huge need at second base after releasing veteran Dan Uggla. La Stella started hot at the plate and stayed steady through the end of July. ...
Scuffling Braves say they haven’t checked out
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is looking for a win against the Nationals during their baseball game on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Atlanta.

6:09 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

The Braves returned to Turner Field on Monday after a 2-7 road trip that left them four games behind Pittsburgh for the second and final NL wild-card berth. Things bottomed out for the Braves over the weekend when the Rangers, the worst team in baseball, swept them in a three-game ...
Braves quotes after Sunday’s 10-3 loss at Texas

7:47 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — Braves quotes from Mike Minor, Freddie Freeman, David Hale and manager Fredi Gonzalez after Sunday’s 10-3 loss to the Rangers.**FREDI GONZALEZOn fifth-inning meltdown“We had two outs, nobody on. Just couldn’t get that third out, and they dropped a six-spot. We’re not playing good baseball. It’s not the ...
Next for Braves: Washington Nationals

6:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

Series preview: vs. Washington NationalsWhen (TV): 7:10 p.m. Monday-Wednesday (SPSO)Radio: 680, 93.7, 106.7Probable starting pitchers:Monday: Braves RH Ervin Santana (14-8, 3.76 ERA) vs. RH Stephen Strasburg (11-11, 3.56)Tuesday: Braves RH Aaron Harang (11-10, 3.72) vs. RH Tanner Roark (13-10, 2.96)Wednesday: Braves LH Alex Wood (10-10, 2.83) vs. LH Gio Gonzalez ...
Rangers blast Braves 10-3 to complete series sweep
Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton watches as center fielder Emilio Bonifacio stumbles while chasing the ball hit by Texas Rangers' Michael Choice during the second inning Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

6:12 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas – It seemed there could be no further depths to which the Braves could sink after two wrenching defeats against the lowly Rangers, coughing up an eighth-inning lead Friday and giving up three unearned runs to blow a 2-0 lead in a 3-2 loss Saturday. But they reached ...
Braves get hammered 10-3 to complete sweep by lowly Rangers
Atlanta Braves second baseman Ramiro Pena throws late to first on a single by Texas Rangers' Leonys Martin during the fourth inning Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

6:11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas – It seemed there could be no further depths to which the Braves could sink after two wrenching defeats against the lowly Rangers, coughing up an eighth-inning lead Friday and giving up three unearned runs to blow a 2-0 lead in a 3-2 loss Saturday.But they reached a ...
Braves’ Gattis (strep throat) misses entire Texas homecoming series
Braves catcher Evan Gattis hasn’t played in a week, missing both the Washington and National series after playing all three games against the Marlins.

5:24 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas – Evan Gattis was out of the lineup Sunday for the sixth consecutive game due to lingering effects from strep throat, the Braves said. The catcher hasn’t played in a week, missing both the Washington and National series after playing all three games against the Marlins in the ...
Braves’ slumping Chris Johnson trying to correct swing
Braves third baseman Chris Johnson had only eight extra-base hits and 10 RBIs in 47 games since, including one homer in 161 at-bats over his past 43 games before Sunday.

4:38 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas – Chris Johnson had three homers in two games at Wrigley Field in the last two games before the All-Star break, and the Braves third baseman believes it might’ve been to the detriment of his season. He had another homer in the third game after the break, but ...
Teheran: 2-2 with 0.53 ERA in 4 complete games in ‘14
Braves starter Julioe Teheran is 13-12 despite a 2.89 ERA in 31 starts.

3:23 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas – When Julio Teheran pitched a complete game without allowing any earned runs and still lost to the Rangers on Saturday, it was an occasion to bring up the name of iconic former Braves pitcher Greg Maddux for a couple of a reasons. Teheran took a no-hitter to ...
Gattis likely to miss Sunday’s series finale, too

6:17 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas – Evan Gattis’ homecoming series hasn’t been anything like he’d hoped for, and now the Braves say the catcher is likely to miss Sunday’s series finale due to the stretch throat that’s already sidelined him for five games.The big Texan, a native of the Dallas area, has not ...
Braves quotes after Saturday’s 3-2 loss at Texas

5:57 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — Braves quotes from Justin Upton, Julio Teheran and manager Fredi Gonzalez after Saturday’s 3-2 loss to the Rangers.**FREDI GONZALEZOn Julio Teheran’s hard-luck performance“He pitched really, really well. I mean, better than really well. He goes from no hits to giving up a couple of hits to losing ...
Teheran pitches complete game with no earned runs…and Braves lose
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran throws a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/John F. Rhodes)

4:20 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas – In a span of five batters in the sixth inning, the Braves’ Julio Teheran went from throwing a no-hitter with a 2-0 lead to trailing 3-2 against the lowly Rangers. All three runs were unearned after a two-out error by left fielder Justin Upton on a missed ...
Teheran no earned runs in complete game, but Braves lose 3-2
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran throws a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/John F. Rhodes)

3:36 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas – In a span of five batters in the sixth inning Saturday, the Braves’ Julio Teheran went from throwing a no-hitter to trailing 3-2 against the lowly Rangers. All three runs were unearned after an error by left fielder Justin Upton. Oh, it was excruciating. The Braves’ playoff ...
Carpenter sharp for a month, but not Friday

3:05 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas – Reliever David Carpenter gave up more hits in a span of three batters Friday than he had allowed in the previous month, and the result was a 2-1 Braves loss to the Rangers.Carpenter retired the first two batters he faced on a fly out and a ground ...
Despite September slump, Braves remain in race

2:11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas – When August ended, the Braves had a 72-65 record and were 1 ½ games behind Milwaukee and a half-game ahead of Pittsburgh for the second and final National League wild-card position.The Brewers had gone 4-8 since then, yet the Braves still entered Saturday 1 ½ games behind ...
Braves quotes after Friday’s 2-1 loss at Texas

12:20 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

DALLAS — Braves quotes from Alex Wood, David Carpenter, Jason Heyward and manager Fredi Gonzalez after Friday’s 2-1 loss to the Rangers.**FREDI GONZALEZOn wasting another Alex Wood gem“It’s unbelievable, some of the numbers… It doesn’t bother him, he’ll come back out the next time and give you another chance to ...
Another Wood gem wasted, Braves lose 2-1 to lowly Rangers
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez watches the Braves' baseball game against the Texas Rangers in the eighth inning Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

11:08 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

DALLAS – Since the Braves had totaled just 26 runs in their previous 11 games, and the Rangers had managed a meager 24 runs in their past 12, Friday’s interleague series opener didn’t figure to be a high-scoring affair. And then there was the fact that Alex Wood was pitching ...
Wood’s effort wasted, Braves lose 2-1 to Rangers
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Alex Wood works against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

11:08 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

DALLAS – Since the Braves had totaled just 26 runs in their previous 11 games, and the Rangers had managed a meager 24 runs in their past 12, Friday’s interleague series opener ceretainly didn’t figure to be a high-scoring affair. And then there was the fact that Alex Wood was ...
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