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Kris Medlen Pitches Major League Debut Tonight

Posted by m1fournier on May 21, 2009

Tonight Braves prospect Kris Medlen will make his major league debut against Aaron Cook and the Colorado Rockies at 7:00 PM. GO BRAVES! and Good Luck to Kris Medlen!


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Braves vs Rockies…Vazquez vs. De La Rosa

Posted by m1fournier on May 20, 2009

Tonight the Braves are set to face lefty Jorge De La Rosa in the final game of their series with the Rockies. In his last 2 starts DLR has struck out 22 batters in 15 innings. The problem when DLR pitches hasn’t been poor pitching, but lack of run support. So Braves starter Javier Vazquez, who has also been dominate in his last few starts looks to keep the Rockies bats quiet tonight.

Last night the Braves scored 8 runs, so let’s hope that type of offense can continue tonight as well. Tonight’s game is scheduled for 7:00 PM at Turner Field. GO BRAVES !!!

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Braves vs Rockies Tonight…Jair on the Mound Tonight

Posted by m1fournier on May 19, 2009

The Braves are looking to get their bats going for Jair who has pitched excellent this year posting a nearly sub 2 ERA, but still only has 3 wins for the year. The Rockies send Jason Hammel to the mound who has pitched pretty bad, this coldn’t come  at a better time for the slumping Braves. LETS GET SOME HITS !!! Tonights games starts at 7:00 PM and is at Turner Field.


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Braves send Kawakami to the Hill Against the D-Backs

Posted by m1fournier on May 16, 2009

Tonight the Braves send rookie pitcher Kenshin Kawakami to the mound to face Max Scherzer and the Diamondbacks. The rookie Kawakami looks to get his 3rd win of the year and help get the Braves closer to first place and the Mets. So far this year in 6 starts Kawakamiis 2-4 with a 5.54 ERA. He has looked good for the majority of the year minus a few starts. His counterpart Max Scherzer is still looking for his 1st career major league win, eventhough he has pitched well enough to win more than once in his brief career. The Braves also hope to get the bats going tonight at Turner field.

Tonights game starts at 7:05 pm at Turner field.


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The Braves Come Home after a Great Roadtrip!

Posted by m1fournier on May 15, 2009

After a solid 8 game roadtrip the Braves come back to Turner field for a 10 game homestand, and welcome the Diamondbacks. Tongihts game features 1 of your Atlanta Braves best offseason pickups, Javier Vazquez, (3-3) to face Arizonas Doug Davis(2-5). The Braves look to keep swinging the bats like they did on their most recent roadtrip. The Braves are set to play 3 games against Arizona and then 4 against Colorado. Tonights game begins at 7:30 pm at Turner field.   GO BRAVES!

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The Braves Have a Well Deserved Off Day!

Posted by m1fournier on May 14, 2009

After playing 3 great and exciting games against division rival, New York Mets the Braves enjoy a well deserved off day. As of today the Braves sit at 3rd in the NL East at 1.5 games behind the New York Mets.  Right now their record sits at 17-17, and on Friday they start a 3 game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Turner Field. On Friday the Braves send Javier Vazquez to the mound against lefty Doug Davis. The game starts at 7:30 pm. GO BRAVES !!!

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Braves Look to Rebound Today as they Send Jo-Jo to the Mound

Posted by m1fournier on May 13, 2009

After a tough loss last night in extra innings the Braves look to turn it around. Today’s pitching matchup will include Jo-Jo Reyes goinreyes(3)g to the mound for the Braves as the Mets send lefty Jon Niese. Reyes so far this year is 0-2 with a 5.48 ERA and has 20 strikeouts, and his last start was plagued by the long ball. Reyes is 0-9 in his last 17 starts so today he looks for a win.

Many of the Braves hitters have yet to face Niese so it will be interesting to see how they fair against him. The Braves look to end this road trip on high note, and win their 6th game of the road trip. Today’s game starts at 1:10 pm and will be played at Citi field in New York.

Go Braves!

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The Braves send Jair Jurrjens to the Mound, Looking to Make it 4 in a Row!

Posted by m1fournier on May 12, 2009

9CelCw4AA lack of run support has allowed him to only have 3 wins, but Jair Jurrjens is trying to prove that his rookie season wasn’t a fluke. So far this year Jurrjens is 3-2 and has a 2.01 ERA, and hee gets another shot tonight against the Mets and Mike Pelfrey. Pelfrey is 4-0 with a 5.46 ERA on the season, but has won his last 3 starts. The Braves hope to keep swinging the hot bats as the go into game 2 of this 3 game series against the Mets. Tonights game starts at 7:10 PM at Citi Field.

** More to come on the Chipper Jones injury!

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The Braves Look to Make it 3 in a Row Against Santana and the Mets

Posted by m1fournier on May 11, 2009

mlb_a_lowe1_sw_576Tonight the Atlanta Braves, lead by Derek Lowe(4-1), will face the New York Mets and Johan Santana(4-1) at 7:30pm at Citi Field. The Braves look to not only get to Santana with their bats, raise his 0.91 ERA, and also beat the Mets for the first time this year. johan The Braves just got their star catcher, Brian McCann back and outfielder Garret Anderson, and now Chipper Jones goes down with another injury. Jones  said it is 50% that he will play tonight. He did however say that there is a greater chance that he will be in the lineup Tuesday!

D. Lowe is pitching against the Mets for the first time after deciding to sign with Braves and not the Mets. This is a big test for the Braves team to build some momentum and hopefully keep their modest winning streak going and gain some ground in the standings.


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