Atlanta Braves

5th NL East | 66-93
  • Batting Avg
    .255 AVG
  • Runs
    643 R
  • Earned Runs Avg
    4.54 ERA
  • Home Runs Allowed
    172 HR
  • Fox News

    Freeman's Streak Over, Braves Rally Past Phillies 5-2

    ATLANTA (AP) Freddie Freeman's 30-game hitting streak ended when he struck out in the eighth inning of a tie game Thursday night, but the Atlanta Braves managed to score four runs after that off Philadelphia closer Jeanmar Gomez and beat the Phillies 5-2. Tied 1-1 with rookie Dansby Swanson at first base, Freeman whiffed to end the longest hitting streak in the majors since Dan Uggla (33) in 2011. Matt Kemp followed Freeman with an RBI double off the wall in right field, Jace Peterson added an RBI single and pinch-hitter Emilio Bonafacio drove in two more with a hit off Gomez (3-5). Mauricio Cabrera (5-1) picked up the win with 1/3 of an inning of work. Swanson hit his third home run to tie the

  • Chipper Jones: What made Arnold Palmer and Jose Fernandez great went beyond sports
    Washington Post

    Chipper Jones: What made Arnold Palmer and Jose Fernandez great went beyond sports

    Chipper Jones was a third baseman who spent his entire 19-year MLB career playing for the Atlanta Braves. An eight-time All-Star and the 1999 National League MVP, he is now retired and lives in Atlanta. Sunday was a double sucker punch to the gut: We lost 24-year-old Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and 87-year-old golfer Arnold Palmer. Two great players, and they’re gone. There aren’t many obvious parallels between Arnie and Jose, beside the sadistic symmetry of them passing away on the same day. Palmer, born in Pennsylvania in 1929, enjoyed a long, legendary golf career. Fernandez, born in Cuba in 1992, pitched for a few precious seasons in the major leagues. But there is one parallel between

  • Behind Enemy Lines: Getting to know the Braves with Talking Chop’s Kris Willis
    Bless You Boys

    Behind Enemy Lines: Getting to know the Braves with Talking Chop’s Kris Willis

    For the final series of the season, the Tigers head to Atlanta to take on the Braves and hopefully catapult themselves back into the Wild Card picture. While the Braves overall have had a terrible season, they’re 16-9 in the month of September and have been one of the best offenses in baseball since the start of the second half. If they want any shot at making the playoffs, the Tigers are going to have to cool off Hotlanta. In order to get acquainted with the new-look Braves, we spoke with Kris Willis, managing editor of Talking Chop, SB Nation’s excellent Braves community. Even though the Braves have locked up last place in the NL East, there were quite a few bright spots for the team. What