Aggressive Wisler earns another start

April 21, 2018

ATLANTA — Matt Wisler has earned the chance to make at least one more start. How he fits within the Braves’ future plans will depend on whether he can prove the gem he produced against the Mets on Thursday night was not a fluke. “He pitched well enough to put himself in position [for another start],” Braves manager Brian Snikter said. “When a guy pitches that well, you want to…

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Athletic Suzuki makes diving tag at home

April 21, 2018

ATLANTA — Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki displayed his athleticism as he made a diving tag to prevent the Mets from adding to their lead during the sixth inning of Friday night’s game at SunTrust Park. Wilmer Flores recorded a two-out single, then took off running when Jay Bruce blooped a pitch to shallow left. Preston Tucker fielded Bruce’s hit near the foul line and delivered a throw that Suzuki secured…

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Albies homers off Thor's 99.6-mph fastball

April 21, 2018

ATLANTA — Once again proving he’s quite capable of playing the role of David in a battle against Goliath, Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies had no trouble sending Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard‘s 99.6-mph fastball into the right-center-field seats during the first inning of Friday’s game at SunTrust Park. The 5-foot-8 Albies certainly wasn’t intimidated as he turned on the first-pitch heater thrown by the 6-foot-6 Syndergaard. His 412-foot solo shot…

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Hawks' Top Tweets of The 2017-18 Season

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April 20, 2018
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Trivia: Can You Name The 2017-18 Hawks Stat Leaders?

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April 17, 2018
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Lugbauer among top prospect performers

April 17, 2018

Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Monday. Alex Verdugo may not be known for his power, but he’s showing plenty of it early this season with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Monday. Alex Verdugo may not be known for his power, but he’s showing plenty of it early this season…

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Wilson among top prospect performers

April 16, 2018

Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Sunday. The Iowa Cubs received strong offensive contributions from a pair of top prospects, as Mark Zagunis and David Bote each collected three hits, including a home run, while combining for five RBIs and five runs in a 9-4 win over Memphis. Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on…

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Finale with Cubs postponed; makeup on May 14

April 15, 2018

CHICAGO — Before many of the Braves players arrived at Wrigley Field on Sunday morning, they were relieved to learn they would not have to spend a second straight day playing in uncomfortably wet and frigid conditions. The Braves and Cubs gutted their way through Saturday’s tough elements, but they were not forced to do so again when Sunday’s series finale was postponed. The game will be made up at…

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Cubs, Braves to honor Jackie at May 14 game

April 15, 2018

CHICAGO — The Cubs and Braves are expected to delay their celebration of Jackie Robinson Day to May 14, when the two teams will play a makeup game at Wrigley Field. Sunday’s game between the Cubs and Braves was postponed because of the weather, and a Braves spokesman said the two teams would honor Robinson in the makeup game. CHICAGO — The Cubs and Braves are expected to delay their…

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Anderson, Cumberland among top performers

April 15, 2018

Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Saturday. Jesus Sanchez put his early struggles behind him on Saturday as he delivered his first home run this season along with a pair of doubles to help power Class A Advanced Charlotte past Lakeland, 7-4. Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Saturday. Jesus Sanchez put his early…

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