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7/26/2015 | Wisler conquers jitters, beats baseball's best

The preamble to Matt Wisler's seventh Major League start and its beginning provided reasons for concern, but the results were impressive once again as the Braves' rookie picked up his fifth win in Atlanta's 3-2 victory over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Sunday.


7/26/2015 | Smoltz adds levity to solemnity in Hall speech

John Smoltz did not intend for his Baseball Hall of Fame induction speech to run as long as it did. But it only seemed fitting that the last man to wear No. 29 for the Braves' organization spent a little more than 29 minutes extending gratitude and drawing some laughs with that same sense of humor that made him such a beloved teammate during his legendary pitching career.


7/26/2015 | They said it: Quotes from HOF quartet

On Sunday afternoon in Cooperstown, N.Y., Major League Baseball welcomed four new members into its National Baseball Hall of Fame ranks. The 2015 class -- featuring greats Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez-- was enshrined before thousands of fans at the Clark Sports Center. Here's some of what they had to say at their induction ceremony.


7/26/2015 | Garcia's first homer helps Braves stop Cardinals

A go-ahead home run by Adonis Garcia helped the Braves halt the Cardinals' five-game winning streak and avoid a three-game sweep with a 3-2 win at Busch Stadium on Sunday.


7/26/2015 | Former Oriole Markakis leads Braves into Baltimore

Nick Markakis returns to Camden Yards on Monday as the Braves and Orioles face off for the first time since 2012 in a three-game series between two teams looking to stay afloat in their divisions following rocky starts to the second half.


7/26/2015 | Historic group of greats inducted into Hall of Fame

The Class of 2015 was dominated by three of the greatest pitchers of their era, plus a versatile position player who ended his 20-year career, all with Houston, with 3,060 hits -- Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio.


7/26/2015 | Hall weekend a brilliant blur for four inductees

There have been words of encouragement from Tom Seaver and coffee with George Brett. There was a fireside chat with Gaylord Perry and a stroll down memory lane with Bobby Cox.


7/25/2015 | Cardinals strike late after Martinez-Miller duel

With an eighth-inning sacrifice fly off Braves reliever Luis Avilan, rookie Stephen Piscotty interrupted a pitchers' duel between former teammates and lifted the Cardinals to a 1-0 win over Atlanta. The victory, which came in front of a Saturday night sellout at Busch Stadium, gave the Cardinals their sixth five-game winning streak of the season.


7/25/2015 | Maddux, Glavine reunite with Smoltz in Cooperstown

Though they have long been etched together in baseball history, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and John Smoltz will be joined again in the immortalized world on Sunday afternoon, when Smoltz becomes the third member of this group to gain the distinction of being inducted as a first-ballot electee to Baseball's Hall of Fame.


7/25/2015 | Freeman likely back in lineup vs. Wacha, Cardinals

Freddie Freeman is expected to return to Atlanta's starting lineup on Sunday when the Cardinals and Braves conclude a three-game series at Busch Stadium. Freeman will try to help back rookie Matt Wisler opposite Michael Wacha.


7/25/2015 | John, Cox key to Smoltz's call to Hall

Had John Smoltz not received a call from Tommy John nearly 15 years ago, he might not have gained the distinction that awaits him on Sunday afternoon, when he will officially become the first player inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame after undergoing Tommy John surgery.


7/25/2015 | Braves call up infielders Castro, Garcia

To fill the roster holes left by Friday night's trade of Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson to the Mets in exchange for a pair of Minor League pitchers, the Braves recalled Daniel Castro and Adonis Garcia from Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday.


7/25/2015 | Hall weekend a brilliant blur for four inductees

There have been words of encouragement from Tom Seaver and coffee with George Brett. There was a fireside chat with Gaylord Perry and a stroll down memory lane with Bobby Cox.


7/25/2015 | Freeman back with Atlanta after brief rehab stint

After a rehab assignment lasting just one game, Freddie Freeman was activated from the 15-day disabled list and rejoined the Braves ahead of schedule in St. Louis on Saturday.


7/25/2015 | Miller faces Martinez, former team in St. Louis

The Cardinals were receiving interest in Shelby Miller and Carlos Martinez during the offseason, and they ultimately agreed to send Miller to the Braves in exchange for outfielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden. Now Miller and Martinez, both young right-handers, will square off in Miller's return to Busch Stadium on Saturday night, as the Cardinals host the Braves in the second game of a three-game series.


7/24/2015 | Back in St. Louis, Miller reflects on trade

Shelby Miller and Michael Wacha were spending the offseason as neighbors in Houston, working out at the same facility and preparing for another season as examples of the success the Cardinals find in developing young pitchers into stalwarts. Then, on Nov. 17, everything changed.


7/24/2015 | Braves deal Uribe, K. Johnson for Minors pitchers

The Braves began unloading some of their veterans, trading Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson to the Mets in exchange for Minor League pitchers Robert Whalen and John Gant, the teams announced Friday night.


7/24/2015 | Immortals converge to play game of catch-up

It was the morning after the night before for some of us who had inhabited the Hawkeye Room downstairs at the Otesaga Resort Hotel on Thursday night into Friday. Nature couldn't have provided a more comfortable setting.


7/24/2015 | Historic Hall class gearing up for induction

This Sunday's National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony is dominated by three of the greatest pitchers of their era, plus a versatile position player who ended his 20-year career with the Astros with 3,060 hits.


7/24/2015 | Murphy, Trammell left impression on Smoltz

Though Dale Murphy and Alan Trammell might never receive the honor of being immortalized in Cooperstown, John Smoltz will enter Baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday with fond memories of the impact both these men had on the earliest portion of his career.


7/24/2015 | Hall of Famer Smoltz is Mr. Everything

Let me tell you how life works for John Smoltz, who is the most competitive person you'll ever meet: If he ran for President of the United States, he'd be in the Oval Office after the next election.


7/23/2015 | Influx of Braves to Hall of Fame no surprise

The Braves of 1991-2005 won a record 14 consecutive division titles, five National League pennants and the 1995 World Series. So it should come as no surprise that Atlanta's core players of that era have begun to dominate the National Baseball Hall of Fame.


7/23/2015 | Braves could be active before Trade Deadline

With the non-waiver Trade Deadline quickly approaching, the Braves are continuing to evaluate what kind of value they might receive for Jim Johnson, Kelly Johnson and some their other veterans who will be eligible for free agency at the end of this season.


7/22/2015 | 'Best outing' not enough in Teheran's 11-K start

Julio Teheran had one of those games on Wednesday afternoon that we've come to expect from the Braves' Opening Day starter. He tied a career high with 11 strikeouts and out of some jams, but he took the loss in a 3-1 defeat against the Dodgers.


7/22/2015 | Wood gets on track with mechanical fix

Braves left-hander Alex Wood made some adjustments that proved beneficial during a 4-3 win Tuesday night over the Dodgers.




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