Mike Luck

Sports Audience Specialist

Mike Luck is a Sports Audience Specialist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Watch: Stats say Braves are better than Phillies
 The Braves and the Phillies begin a four-game series Thursday night at SunTrust Park. The teams play again in a three-game series in Philadelphia Sept. 28-30. The seven games will help decide which is the best team in the NL East Division this season. Right now, the standings say the Braves are, by 5 ½ games. The stats say it too....

Posted: 5 hours ago

The Braves and the Phillies begin a four-game series Thursday night at SunTrust Park. The teams play again in a three-game series in Philadelphia Sept. 28-30. The seven games will help decide which is the best team in the NL East Division this season. Right now, the standings say the Braves are, by 5 ½ games. The stats say it too....
What you need to know about the Braves today
 1. The Braves (82-64) did not play Thursday. 2. The Phillies (74-71) also did not play Thursday. 3. The Braves lead the Phillies by 7 ½ games in the NL East. 4. The Nationals (74-73) are just a game behind the Phillies, 8 ½ behind the Braves. 5. The Braves’ magic number to clinch the East title is 10. That&rsquo...

Posted: 6 days ago

1. The Braves (82-64) did not play Thursday. 2. The Phillies (74-71) also did not play Thursday. 3. The Braves lead the Phillies by 7 ½ games in the NL East. 4. The Nationals (74-73) are just a game behind the Phillies, 8 ½ behind the Braves. 5. The Braves’ magic number to clinch the East title is 10. That&rsquo...
How to watch Peachtree City in Little League World Series today
 What: Peachtree City plays Hawaii for the U.S. Championship at the Little  League World Series When: Today at 3:30 p.m. Where: South Williamsport, Pa. TV: ABC (WSB-TV, Channel 2) If Peachtree City wins: They play for the world championship at 3 p.m. Sunday If Peachtree City loses: They play in a consolation game at 10 a.m....

Posted: 25 days ago

What: Peachtree City plays Hawaii for the U.S. Championship at the Little  League World Series When: Today at 3:30 p.m. Where: South Williamsport, Pa. TV: ABC (WSB-TV, Channel 2) If Peachtree City wins: They play for the world championship at 3 p.m. Sunday If Peachtree City loses: They play in a consolation game at 10 a.m....
Peachtree City wins, will play for U.S. championship in Little League World Series 
 The kids from Peachtree City just keep winning. Tai Peete settled down after a  rough start and pitched five strong innings as the Georgians won again in the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday night. Peachtree City, representing the Southeast Region, beat Mid Island 7-3. Mid Island is from Staten Island,...

Posted: 27 days ago

The kids from Peachtree City just keep winning. Tai Peete settled down after a  rough start and pitched five strong innings as the Georgians won again in the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday night. Peachtree City, representing the Southeast Region, beat Mid Island 7-3. Mid Island is from Staten Island,...
How many Braves will be All-Stars? How to watch tonight
 How many Braves will be All-Stars? We'll all finally find out tonight when the selections are announced on ESPN beginning at 7 p.m. Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and right fielder Nick Markakis appear to be headed for starting roles for the National League based on fan voting. Second baseman Ozzie Albies and pitchers Mike Foltynewicz...

5:52 PM Sunday, Jul. 08, 2018

How many Braves will be All-Stars? We'll all finally find out tonight when the selections are announced on ESPN beginning at 7 p.m. Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and right fielder Nick Markakis appear to be headed for starting roles for the National League based on fan voting. Second baseman Ozzie Albies and pitchers Mike Foltynewicz...
Watch: What a difference a year makes for the Braves
 On May 24, 2017, a year ago, the Braves lost to the Pirates and fell to 20-24. Freddie Freeman had a fractured wrist and was on the disabled list and the Braves’ infield that day included Matt Adams at first base, Brandon Phillips at second base, Jace Peterson at shortstop and Rio Ruiz at third base. Things sure have changed. The Braves...

11:11 PM Thursday, May. 24, 2018

On May 24, 2017, a year ago, the Braves lost to the Pirates and fell to 20-24. Freddie Freeman had a fractured wrist and was on the disabled list and the Braves’ infield that day included Matt Adams at first base, Brandon Phillips at second base, Jace Peterson at shortstop and Rio Ruiz at third base. Things sure have changed. The Braves...
Ex-Brave Kris Medlen rocked in D-backs debut
 Friday wasn’t a good day for Braves pitchers. And it wasn’t a good day for a former Braves pitcher either. Kris Medlen made his first start for the Arizona Diamondbacks and lasted just four innings against the Astros. Medlen gave up nine hits and seven earned runs. He also walked four while striking out four.  Medlen, 32...

4:16 AM Saturday, May. 05, 2018

Friday wasn’t a good day for Braves pitchers. And it wasn’t a good day for a former Braves pitcher either. Kris Medlen made his first start for the Arizona Diamondbacks and lasted just four innings against the Astros. Medlen gave up nine hits and seven earned runs. He also walked four while striking out four.  Medlen, 32...
Photos: All in fun, Braves shun Acuna after home run
 Ronald Acuna has played two games in the majors and he’s already impressing everyone. Well, except his teammates who did not offer him high-fives in the dugout after his towering shot against the Reds Thursday. It was all in fun of course, sort of a baseball tradition that playfully sends a message that a new guy’s accomplishment...

7:52 PM Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018

Ronald Acuna has played two games in the majors and he’s already impressing everyone. Well, except his teammates who did not offer him high-fives in the dugout after his towering shot against the Reds Thursday. It was all in fun of course, sort of a baseball tradition that playfully sends a message that a new guy’s accomplishment...
Former Georgia State coach Lefty Driesell among 13-person Basketball Hall of Fame class
 Former Georgia State basketball coach Lefty Driesell is among the 13-member class that will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September. Driesell, the long-time Maryland coach, led the Panthers for six seasons, compiling a 103-59 record. He is the only NCAA coach to win 100 games at four different schools (Davidson, Maryland...

6:05 PM Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018

Former Georgia State basketball coach Lefty Driesell is among the 13-member class that will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September. Driesell, the long-time Maryland coach, led the Panthers for six seasons, compiling a 103-59 record. He is the only NCAA coach to win 100 games at four different schools (Davidson, Maryland...
The biggest upset in NCAA tourney history happened late Friday night
 A team known as UMBC pulled off the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history late Friday night. You don't know who UMBC is? Does their nickname -- the Retrievers -- help you any? Probably not. You’ll know who they are from now on. The University of Maryland-Baltimore County, the no. 16 seed, upset No. 1 seed and No. 1 ranked Virginia...

4:04 AM Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018

A team known as UMBC pulled off the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history late Friday night. You don't know who UMBC is? Does their nickname -- the Retrievers -- help you any? Probably not. You’ll know who they are from now on. The University of Maryland-Baltimore County, the no. 16 seed, upset No. 1 seed and No. 1 ranked Virginia...
Valentine’s Day special: The 20 most beloved Braves ever
 Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to recognize the one we love. That can include baseball players. They are people too. Braves fans have always had favorites, players they loved, since the team re-located here in 1966.  We’ve compiled a list of what may be the 20 most beloved Atlanta Braves ever.  Click on the video...

10:03 PM Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to recognize the one we love. That can include baseball players. They are people too. Braves fans have always had favorites, players they loved, since the team re-located here in 1966.  We’ve compiled a list of what may be the 20 most beloved Atlanta Braves ever.  Click on the video...