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Ranking the Best and Worst MLB Logos in 2016

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 4 months ago
Brand recognition is important in today’s business climate and that includes professional sports. One critical component to a team’s identity is its logo. While fans certainly relate to the players, it’s the team’s logo that’s displayed prominently on the uniform and pretty much every piece of memorabilia or merchandise.   Click here to buy Athlon Sports...

Atlanta Braves Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

By Charlie Miller, 2 years 1 month ago
Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let the...

Recap: Atlanta vs. Washington

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 month ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jordan Zimmermann fired 7 2/3 scoreless innings and the Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-1 in the opener of a three-game set. Zimmermann (6-5) struck out six and scattered six hits for the Nationals, who have won nine of their last 10 games. Clint Robinson smacked a two-run homer and Danny Espinosa went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs...

Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Atlanta

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 month ago
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Starling Marte went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, a steal of home and an RBI as the Pittsburgh Pirates jumped on the Atlanta Braves early and earned an 8-4 victory on Saturday. Pedro Alvarez, Francisco Cervelli and Jordy Mercer all drove in two runs, and Charlie Morton (6-1) stayed unbeaten at home with six-plus effective innings at a wet PNC Park....

Recap: Pittsburgh vs. Atlanta

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 month 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)...

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

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 month 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 years 1 month 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...

Recap: Washington vs. Atlanta

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 month 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 years 2 months 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 years 2 months 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-...