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8/30/2016 | Swanson's 3 RBIs help Teheran get 1st home win

Along with distancing himself from the nagging ailments that hampered him over the past two months, Julio Teheran fueled the five-run third inning that soured Edwin Jackson's homecoming and propelled the Braves to a 7-3 win over the Padres on Tuesday night at Turner Field. Dansby Swanson chased the Padres veteran with a single that accounted for the first of his three RBIs.


8/30/2016 | Teheran finally enjoys some home cooking

Since the beginning of July, when a right thigh infection affected his final two starts before the All-Star break, Julio Teheran had struggled to establish a routine. The infection ultimately gave way to a right lat strain that landed him on the disabled list for the first time in his career. And after posting a 2.46 ERA through his first 16 starts, he saw that mark rise to 3.15 upon his return. But in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Padres at Turner Field, the Braves' ace demonstrated the benefits of a normal regimen, allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out eight in his third and most impressive start since coming off the DL and notching his first win at home since Oct. 2, 2015.


8/30/2016 | Wisler, Braves face off against Padres

After flirting with a no-hitter in his first start back with the big league club on Thursday, Matt Wisler hopes to once again show that move paid off when he toes the rubber for Wednesday's home game vs. the Padres.


8/30/2016 | Braves' top scouts watch Tebow showcase

Further proving they are not willing to leave any stone unturned during their rebuilding process, the Braves sent their top two scouts to evaluate Tim Tebow during a workout that was staged on Tuesday at the University of Southern California.


8/30/2016 | Reliever Simmons makes it back to Majors

Shae Simmons still has some limitations, but after spending the past 18 months recovering from Tommy John elbow surgery, the Braves reliever has realized his goal to return to the Major League level. Before Tuesday night's series opener against the Padres at Turner Field, the Braves recalled Simmons and fellow right-handed pitcher John Gant from Triple-A Gwinnett. Arodys Vizcaino was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation and Brandon Cunniff was optioned to Gwinnett.


8/30/2016 | Vizcaino lands on DL with shoulder inflammation

Less than two weeks after returning to the Braves' bullpen from an oblique strain, Arodys Vizcaino landed on the disabled list again on Tuesday, this time with right shoulder inflammation.


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.




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