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Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Atlanta

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jordy Mercer drove in the decisive run with an RBI double during the 10th inning to power the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves in the opener of a three-game set. Pedro Alvarez finished with two hits and two RBI and Mercer doubled twice among his three hits for the Pirates, who ended a two-game skid. Mark Melancon (1-1)...

Recap: Washington vs. Atlanta

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Ian Desmond hit a two-run homer, Doug Fister tossed seven scoreless innings and the Washington Nationals completed a three-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves with a 7-0 victory on Thursday. Fister (3-3) gave up four hits while striking out four and walking one. The Nationals starting pitching staff has now thrown 41 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings, a new...

Atlanta Braves (35-37) at Washington Nationals (39-33), 4:05 p.m. (ET)

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Wisler looks to build off last week's successful major league debut on Thursday afternoon when the Atlanta Braves try to avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the Washington Nationals. The 22-year-old righty took the place of the demoted Mike Foltynewicz and logged eight innings to beat the New York Mets 2-1 on Friday. Wisler hurled 63 of his 88 pitches for...

Recap: Washington vs. Atlanta

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Ian Desmond's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 11th gave the Washington Nationals a 2-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. "I feel like I bring something to the team every day," Desmond said. "It felt good to drive a run in there." Bryce Harper legged out a one-out double off Dana Eveland (0-1), then back-to- back walks to Wilson Ramos and...

Braves' Freeman sidelined with wrist injury

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a right wrist injury. Freeman last played on June 17 against Boston and has already missed four games because of the injury. He had played 243 consecutive games before sitting out last Thursday. An MRI exam during Atlanta's off day on Monday revealed only...

D-backs send prospect Toussaint, Arroyo to Braves

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves made a trade on Saturday night involving one of the D-backs' top prospects. Arizona shipped right-hander Touki Toussaint, the 16th overall pick in last year's draft, and veteran pitcher Bronson Arroyo to the Braves in exchange for infielder Phil Gosselin. Toussaint, who turned 19 on Saturday, has compiled a 2-...

Recap: Atlanta vs. Boston

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Clay Buchholz pitched seven effective innings and the Boston Red Sox downed the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Thursday. Buchholz (4-6) allowed just two unearned runs courtesy of his own error in the sixth inning. He scattered six hits and a walk and the Red Sox earned a split of this four-game home-and-home series. Mookie Betts and Alejandro De Aza both...

Recap: Atlanta vs. Boston

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pedro Ciriaco finished with three hits and two RBI to power the Atlanta Braves past the Boston Red Sox, 5-2, on Wednesday. Nick Markakis scored twice and drove in a run, while Cameron Maybin and A.J. Pierzynski also brought in a run for the Braves, who split the first two games of their interleague series at Fenway Park. Nick Masset (2-1) earned the win...

Recap: Boston vs. Atlanta

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Brock Holt became the first player in the majors to hit for the cycle this season, while Mookie Betts finished a homer shy as the Boston Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 9-4 on Tuesday. Holt stepped up with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning needing a triple for the cycle and delivered, lifting a fly ball that landed near the warning track in right-...

5 MLB Managers on the Hot Seat

By Jake Rose, 2 months 2 weeks ago
On Monday, the Padres dismissed manager Bud Black after nine seasons at the helm in San Diego. New general manager A.J. Preller isn’t afraid to make swift changes to his ball club, as evidenced by his complete offseason makeover of the Padres’ roster. The roster turnover did little to change the Padres’ place in the National League West standings, as they entered Tuesday’...