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).
8/24/2016 | Francoeur headed to Marlins in 3-team deal
Extending the practice they've used during their rebuilding process of trying to get value for some of the veterans, the Braves participated in a three-team trade Wednesday that sent outfielder Jeff Francoeur and cash considerations to the Marlins. Atlanta gained a pair of Minor Leaguers -- utility man Dylan Moore from the Rangers and catcher Matt Foley.
8/24/2016 | Wisler being promoted after stint in Minors
While Rob Whalen's season has likely come to an end, Matt Wisler will return to to the Majors intent to further distance himself from the frustrating stretch that led to him spending the past few weeks at the Minor League level.
8/24/2016 | Braves, D-backs set for final meeting this season
Over the course of the next five weeks, the Braves and D-backs will play for pride and to determine how early they make a selection in the 2017 MLB Draft. But these two teams, who have been trade partners multiple times over the past few years, will not meet again after Thursday night, when Atlanta's Matt Wisler returns from Triple-A Gwinnett to oppose Robbie Ray.
8/24/2016 | Enjoying Braves tenure, Kemp comes through
Matt Kemp might never again be the MVP-caliber player he was just a few years ago with the Dodgers, but as he continues to acquaint himself to a new environment, the veteran outfielder has allowed the Braves to remain confident they were wise to gamble on his remaining capabilities.
8/23/2016 | Rosario, Smith among top prospect performers Tuesday
Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith proved worthy of their elite prospect rankings as the duo led Double-A Binghamton to a 9-1 victory over Hartford on Tuesday night.
8/23/2016 | Scuffling Vizcaino feeling 'rusty' since return
Arodys Vizcaino entered June as a dependable closer who was being considered a possible candidate to represent the Braves at the All-Star Game. But as the season's final month approaches, Vizcaino has made it difficult to even consider him a reliable middle-relief option.
8/23/2016 | Aces Greinke, Teheran face off in Phoenix
With September approaching, Zack Greinke and Julio Teheran are aiming to finish this season strong and distance themselves from the frustrating stretches over the past few months. The top-flight pitchers will oppose each other when the Braves and D-backs resume their four-game series Wednesday night at Chase Field.
8/23/2016 | D-backs-Braves tilt features marquee first basemen
Despite the struggles of their respective teams, Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt and Atlanta's Freddie Freeman have maintained their status as two of the game's top first basemen. They'll try to pad their resumes when the D-backs' Archie Bradley matches up against the Braves' Rob Whalen on Tuesday night at Chase Field.
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