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8/29/2016 | Inbox: Will Braves call up Albies?

Atlanta Braves beat reporter Mark Bowman answers fan questions.


8/28/2016 | Blair gets knocked around in return to Braves

Instead of providing an indication that the past two months have been beneficial, Aaron Blair returned to the Major League level and simply extended the frustrating stretch that led the Braves to demote him to Triple-A Gwinnett near the end of June.


8/28/2016 | Torres, Sheffield among top prospect performers Sunday

Yankees No. 2 prospect Gleyber Torres and No. 7 prospect Justus Sheffield were among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Sunday.


8/28/2016 | Giants hit 4 HRs to secure series win vs. Braves

The first multihomer game of Joe Panik's career and an eight-run seventh inning on Sunday led the Giants to a 13-4 victory over the Braves and their first series win at AT&T Park since the All-Star break.


8/28/2016 | Folty thrives while keeping emotions in check

Mike Foltynewicz has often been his own worst enemy, as he has too frequently allowed his emotions to negate his tremendous physical talents. But as the Braves' right-hander remained composed throughout Saturday's 3-1 win over the Giants, he once again proved he has the capability to establish himself as a top-flight starter.


8/28/2016 | Jackson, Teheran open Padres-Braves series

Edwin Jackson began the season scuffling in the Marlins' bullpen. After his release from Miami, the Padres picked him up in late June, and Jackson has worked his way into the starting rotation. Jackson gets the nod for San Diego on Tuesday when the ballclub opens a three-game series in Atlanta.


8/28/2016 | Kemp giving Braves lineup a big boost

After hitting a three-run home run in Saturday night's 3-1 win over the Giants at AT&T Park, a jovial Matt Kemp saw Freddie Freeman approaching his nearby locker and made sure the Braves first baseman heard him say, "Freddie doesn't need me, he's a great hitter. But I am making him a little better."


8/28/2016 | Groome, Gonsalves among top prospect performers Saturday

It hasn't taken Jason Groome long to reward the Red Sox for rolling the dice on him with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2016 Draft.


8/27/2016 | Folty's stellar start drops Giants two games back

Matt Kemp launched a three-run home run deep over the center-field fence and Mike Foltynewicz continued his mastery of the Giants this year as the Braves halted San Francisco's brief winning streak with a 3-1 victory Saturday.


8/27/2016 | Bumgarner brings strong history vs. Braves to finale

Madison Bumgarner will attempt to improve the Giants' postseason hopes and extend his success against the Braves as he opposes Aaron Blair on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park. San Francisco's ace has posted a 4.20 ERA in five August starts, but he has allowed one run or fewer in five of his past seven starts against Atlanta.


8/27/2016 | Braves debating September callup for Albies

Braves executives will meet with the coaching staff within the next few days to discuss which players will be added when the active roster can expand beyond 25 players in September. Ozzie Albies obviously stands as the most intriguing candidate, but there is no guarantee the highly regarded prospect will end this season at the big league level.


8/27/2016 | Braves ready to audition youth in rotation

Roberto Hernandez's tenure with Atlanta lasted just two starts, and Joel De La Cruz's rotation stint might have concluded as he was hit early and often during Friday night's 7-0 loss to the Giants at AT&T Park. Now the Braves appear ready to spend the month of September evaluating a rotation that will once again include Matt Wisler, Aaron Blair and at least one of their other young starters who have the capability to begin next season at the big league level.


8/27/2016 | McKenzie, Borucki among top prospect performers Friday

Fans in attendance for Friday's matchup between Class A Lake County and Lansing were treated to a pitchers' duel between starters Triston McKenzie and Ryan Borucki, who combined for 11 scoreless innings and 18 strikeouts.


8/26/2016 | Peavy returns to Giants' rotation to face Braves

Pushed to the bullpen because of the acquisition of Matt Moore, Giants right-hander Jake Peavy will now fill the rotation spot created by Matt Cain's back injury. The right-hander will make his first start since July 30 when he opposes Atlanta's Mike Foltynewicz on Saturday night at AT&T Park.


8/26/2016 | Braves bullpen being taxed since All-Star break

The residual effect of a long stretch of abbreviated Braves starts has been felt by Atlanta's bullpen, which entered Friday having completed the second-most relief innings (140 2/3 innings) in Major League Baseball since the All-Star break.


8/26/2016 | Wisler shows mental toughness in stellar start

Matt Wisler flirted with history as he made his first big league start in nearly a month. More importantly, the Braves hurler provided a glimpse of his mental strength as he returned from his demotion to the Minors and produced a gem in Thursday night's 3-1 win over the D-backs at Chase Field.


8/26/2016 | Wisler flirts with no-no as Braves beat D-backs

After making his last four starts with Triple-A Gwinnett, Matt Wisler returned to the Majors with a dominant performance. The Braves right-hander carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning in a 3-1 win over the D-backs on Thursday night at Chase Field.


8/26/2016 | Brinson among top prospect performers Thursday

Brewers No. 2 prospect Lewis Brinson was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Thursday.


8/25/2016 | Freeman takes scary tumble, stays in game

Freddie Freeman was initially happy he avoided a head injury. After getting a chance to watch the replay of his scary fall over a railing during the second inning of Thursday's 3-1 win over the D-backs, the Braves first baseman also felt fortunate he didn't snap his back.


8/25/2016 | Braves executive witnesses fruits of his labor

Billy Ryan had a unique perspective as the Braves and D-backs played a four-game series at Chase Field this week. Ryan spent four seasons as Arizona's assistant general manager before becoming Atlanta's director of baseball operations.


8/25/2016 | De La Cruz to take on Shark in series opener

Coming off a trip to Los Angeles, during which they fell further behind the front-running Dodgers in the the National League West race, the Giants will attempt to halt their second-half struggles when they welcome the Braves to AT&T Park this weekend. San Francisco's Jeff Samardzija will oppose Atlanta's Joel De La Cruz in Friday night's series opener.


8/25/2016 | Pipeline preview: Allard seeks fifth straight quality start for Rome

Braves No. 4 prospect Kolby Allard starts for Class A Rome against Augusta at 7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV.


8/25/2016 | Kopech among top prospect performers Wednesday

Michael Kopech may be the hottest pitcher in all of Minor League Baseball these days as he continues to shut down opposing lineups with a plethora of strikeouts.


8/25/2016 | Teheran struggling since coming off DL

Julio Teheran might need more time to distance himself from the right lat strain that forced him to spend a portion of this month on the disabled list. But regardless of what transpires over the next few weeks, the Braves ace will still have to wonder what might have happened had these past two months not been plagued by bothersome ailments.


8/25/2016 | D-backs walk off in 11th after Braves rally in 9th

After blowing a four-run lead in the ninth inning, the D-backs came back to beat the Braves in the 11th, as Brandon Drury drove in the game-winning run on a sacrifice fly in a 10-9 win on Wednesday night at Chase Field. Jake Lamb hit a one-out double to center, advanced to third on a wild pitch, then came home to score the winning run on Drury's bases-loaded flyout off Braves reliever Jose Ramirez (1-1).




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