9/15/2014 | Nats go with Roark in first chance to clinch division
If the Nationals win one of their two remaining games at Turner Field this week, the Braves will have to watch their rivals celebrate winning the National League East on their home turf. If that was not incentive enough, Atlanta is hanging on by a thread in the NL Wild Card race as it sends Aaron Harang to the hill to face Washington's Tanner Roark on Tuesday night.
9/15/2014 | Braves send Gattis for further tests on throat
Instead of placing catcher Evan Gattis back in their lineup for Monday night's series opener against the Nationals, the Braves instead sent him for further evaluation to determine why he has not recovered from the strep throat symptoms he began battling a little more than a week ago.
9/15/2014 | Freeman, Fredi tossed after Stras K's slugger
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and his manager Fredi Gonzalez both displayed some frustration when they were ejected by plate umpire Tim Timmons during Monday night's series opener against the Nationals at Turner Field.
9/15/2014 | Braves fall back in WC race after falling to Nats
Coming off a miserable road trip, the Braves were hoping to gain some momentum courtesy of their latest opportunity to face Stephen Strasburg. But instead of frustrating Strasburg yet again, they extended their offensive woes in Monday night's 4-2 loss to the Nationals, who are now on the brink of clinching the National League East title.
9/15/2014 | Braves set to break ground on new ballpark
A new era of Braves baseball will start to take shape today, when the club breaks ground on its new ballpark, which is scheduled to open at the start of the 2017 season.
9/14/2014 | Braves set to host Nats in crucial division matchup
The Nats will try to inch closer to winning the NL East when they send out Stephen Strasburg to face Ervin Santana and the Braves on Monday night. Atlanta will try to gain ground in the Wild Card race.
9/14/2014 | After Rangers miss on review, Braves get call overturned
The Rangers unsuccessfully challenged a play at first base in the second inning Sunday, when Leonys Martin was picked off by Braves pitcher Mike Minor for the third out. Two innings later, the Braves had a call overturned as Andrelton Simmons threw out Luis Sardinas trying to advance from second to third base after Sardinas was originally called safe.
9/14/2014 | Braves recognize need to get offense going
The Braves have scored just 34 runs over their last 14 games and are batting just .215 over that stretch. If they don't produce more on offense over their final 14 games, it could cost them a chance at going to the playoffs.
9/14/2014 | With Gattis out, Heyward looks to provide power
Jason Heyward batted fifth for the second straight game as the Braves continue to wait for Evan Gattis to recover from strep throat, which has caused him to miss the last six games.
9/14/2014 | Minor struggles as Braves lose ground in WC race
Left-hander Mike Minor, who entered the game with six straight quality starts, couldn't stop the bleeding during a six-run fifth inning for the Rangers, who handed the Braves a 10-3 loss at Globe Life Park on Sunday afternoon.
9/13/2014 | Braves out to dispatch Rangers, gain playoff steam
Pitcher Mike Minor has been doing his best to help keep the Braves in the National League Wild Card race. His offensive teammates just need to do their part when he pitches against Colby Lewis and the Rangers on Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park.
9/13/2014 | Teheran takes a hard-luck loss against Rangers
The sixth inning was once again problematic for Julio Teheran. The Braves' right-hander no-hit the Rangers through the first five frames before things came unraveled in the sixth, allowing three hits and three unearned runs on his way to losing his third straight start. With a 3-2 loss to the Rangers on Saturday at Globe Life Park, the Braves have now lost five of their last six.
9/13/2014 | Simmons showing signs of life at the plate
After managing only three hits in his first 30 at-bats this month, Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons had as many hits in his last six at-bats over his last couple of games, entering Saturday.
9/13/2014 | Gattis likely to miss entire Rangers series
Evan Gattis missed his fifth straight game on Saturday, as he continued to recover from a bout of strep throat. The Braves' catcher is likely to miss Sunday's series finale against the Rangers, as well.
9/13/2014 | Braves look to bounce back behind Teheran
The Braves will send 13-game winner Julio Teheran to the mound against Rangers rookie Lisalverto Bonilla, making his first big league start, as the NL Wild Card hopefuls try to bounce back on Saturday at Globe Life Park.
9/12/2014 | Braves drop duel, fall back in Wild Card race
Alex Wood struck out nine while holding the Rangers to one run in seven innings on Friday night, but the Braves dropped a 2-1 duel and dropped to three games behind the Pirates for the second NL Wild Card spot.
9/12/2014 | Rested Simmons ready to go
Andrelton Simmons received the day off in Wednesday's series finale against Washington and the Braves had an off-day on Thursday, so the 25-year-old shortstop feels refreshed and ready for the final stretch of the season.
9/12/2014 | Dallas native Gattis sits Texas opener with strep
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez arrived for a three-game series against the Rangers with the anticipation of using Evan Gattis as his designated hitter in the hitter-friendly confines of Globe Life Park, but the slugger missed his fourth straight start with strep throat on Friday.
9/12/2014 | Fredi feels for his former player Stanton
When Marlins All-Star Giancarlo Stanton went down Thursday night after being beaned in the left jaw by Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers, it affected players and coaches across the league, including Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, who was Stanton's skipper his rookie season.
9/11/2014 | There's a catch: Braves face backstop decision in 2015
Once Evan Gattis regains the strength he lost while battling strep throat this week, the Braves are going to want his powerful bat in the lineup as frequently as possible until this season concludes. But as they look toward next season with the confidence that Christian Bethancourt is prepared to handle the catching duties on an everyday basis, there is reason to wonder where Gattis will fit.
9/10/2014 | Harang shows veteran composure in terrific outing
There was some concerns about Aaron Harang's place in the Braves' rotation, but he quelled those with a seven-inning gem in a 6-2 win over the Nationals on Wednesday in Washington.
9/10/2014 | Gattis expects to return for weekend set vs. Rangers
After spending the previous two days dealing with the effects of strep throat, Evan Gattis rejoined his Braves teammates for Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Nationals. However, the catcher said he didn't expect to play until Friday against Texas.
9/10/2014 | Simmons rests, regroups after rough second-half stretch
Andrelton Simmons has spent the early portion of his career drawing justifiable comparisons to Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith. But in the process of cementing his place as a defensive wizard, Simmons has spent the past couple months providing reason to wonder if he can succeed offensively at the Major League level.
9/10/2014 | Braves head to Texas in bid to stay in playoff race
Atlanta heads to Arlington hoping to stay alive in the National League Wild Card race, sending Alex Wood to the mound on Friday night to take on the Rangers' Derek Holland.
9/10/2014 | Scoring burst backs Harang, helps take down Nats
The Braves scored two runs in the sixth inning and three in the seventh to boost them over the Nationals, 6-2, in Wednesday afternoon's series finale at Nationals Park. Aaron Harang allowed one run (no earned) over seven innings.
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