Josh Donaldson played the hero as the Blue Jays staged a come-from-behind, 6-5 victory over the Braves at Rogers Centre on Saturday afternoon. With the game knotted at 5 in the 10th, Donaldson swatted a homer off Braves reliever Sugar Ray Marimon over t…Share Tweet
deadspin.com 15 hours agoThis Blue Jays fan saw a foul ball headed his way during today’s game at Rogers Centre against the Braves. He then tried to catch the ball, apparently, with his can of beer. The result: he didn’t catch the ball, and he wasted beer. Gotta save at least o…Share TweetMLB.com 19 hours agoIt's no secret by now that Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has seemingly made a habit out of taking hits away from opposing batters -- specifically Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud. Simmons made an outstanding play on April 10 to rob d'Arnaud of a base h…Share Tweet
Haren, Hechavarria Help Marlins Win 2nd Straightnytimes.com Apr 15 (4 days ago)Dan Haren gave up three hits in seven innings, Adeiny Hechavarria went 3 for 3 with a homer and three RBIs and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Wednesday.Share Tweet
Swingin' in the rain: Braves rally past Fish after delaysMLB.com Apr 13 (5 days ago)Aggressive baserunning and a couple of timely hits proved to be enough for the Braves to add to Mat Latos' early-season woes and claim a 3-2 win over the Marlins on Monday night at Turner Field.Share Tweet
Travis d'Arnaud Needs To Stop Hitting Balls At Andrelton Simmonsdeadspin.com Apr 13 (6 days ago)Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons made a ridiculous throw to get Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud out at first in Friday’s game, which is cool, because Simmons churns out gorgeous defensive highlights like it’s nothing, but what’s even cooler is that Simmo…Share TweetHe stuck his bat into the strike zone as his helmet flew off, flailing toward the baseball and grinning the whole time. And somehow, some way in the fifth inning of Sunday's Mets game against the Braves, Bartolo Colon emerged with a hit.Share TweetThe Braves remained perfect with the assistance of a four-run fifth inning that doomed Dillon Gee and provided enough cushion to overcome the sudden seventh-inning struggles Julio Teheran encountered during Saturday night's 5-3 win over the Mets at Turn…Share Tweet
Gilmartin gets 2 tough outs in his MLB debutMLB.com Apr 11Mets reliever Sean Gilmartin made his big league debut on Friday, recording a pair of outs in the seventh inning against the Braves, who selected him in the first round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.Share TweetEvery season, Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons leaves us with a seemingly endless number of clips that are worth replaying over and over. Sometimes those clips even help us get through those cold nights in mid-December, when baseball's return …Share Tweetyahoo.com Apr 11The Marlins got on the board with an exciting walkoff victory against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night in Miami. After being swept at home by the Atlanta Braves earlier this week, it's a win they badly needed just to get some confidence rolling on the…Share Tweet
Heady Braves get past Mets late, stay unbeatenMLB.com Apr 11Phil Gosselin's two-run single off Rafael Montero with two outs in the eighth inning gave the Braves a lead they preserved to remain perfect with a 5-3 win in Friday night's home opener against the Mets.Share Tweet
Braves 5, Mets 3: John Mayberry Jr. Homers, but He Can’t Save the Metsnytimes.com Apr 11Mayberry does well enough against left-handed pitching that the Mets will often use him in place of Lucas Duda or Curtis Granderson, their two lefties who struggle against left-handers.Share Tweet
Despite start, NL East race is marathon affairSo should we look at the National League East race any differently than we did, say, a week ago? Absolutely not. Nothing has changed even with Matt Harvey at his 98-mph best on Thursday afternoon, and despite the Braves being 3-0 and the Marlins 0-3.Share Tweet
Early returns on revamped bullpen look goodAfter trading Craig Kimbrel, the Braves were confident that veterans Jason Grilli and Jim Johnson could protect late-inning leads, and so far they have done the job.Share Tweet
Marlins' offense slow out of the gateLimited to just three runs in the series and two extra base hits, not much went the Marlins way in the season-opening series vs. the Braves.Share Tweet
Rested Pierzynski shows he can be more than a mentorA.J. Pierzynski prepared for his first start with the Braves by taking an afternoon nap, then showed why he could be more than just a mentor to Christian Bethancourt behind the plate.Share TweetA.J. Pierzynski, a mentor to a young pitching staff, showed he still can be a threat. The veteran catcher uncorked a two-run homer off Tom Koehler in the seventh inning on Wednesday that powered the Braves to a 2-0 win over Miami at Marlins Park.Share Tweet
Melvin Upton has injured foot examined by Padres' doctorMLB.com Apr 8New Padres outfielder Melvin Upton Jr., whom the team acquired Sunday from the Braves with closer Craig Kimbrel, is in San Diego meeting with team doctors about his injured left foot.Share TweetMLB.com Apr 8Giancarlo Stanton is much more than just a power hitter. The 25-year-old on Wednesday showed why he was a Gold Glove finalist in 2014. In the fourth inning against the Braves at Marlins park, Stanton made what might wind up being Miami's best defensive …Share Tweetnytimes.com Apr 8Atlanta got to Miami’s Mat Latos for seven runs in the first, and he was pulled after just two-thirds of an inning.Share Tweet
Minor Starting Season On DL: Good News For Braves?Mar 10ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses why pitcher Mike Minor starting the season on the DL is a good thing for the Braves.
Gattis Heading To HoustonJan 14Eric Karabell discusses how the Astros hope to benefit by the addition of Evan Gattis, acquiring him in a trade with the Atlanta Braves for three prospects.
Hank Aaron Joins Group Pursuing Hawks OwnershipJan 12ESPN senior basketball writer Marc Stein discusses Hank Aaron's interest in buying the Atlanta Hawks.
Padres Complete Big Three With Upton TradeDec 19Buster Olney discusses the excitement surrounding San Diego's new outfield after the Padres made deals to acquire Wil Myers, Matt Kemp and Justin Upton.
NBA - Golden State Warriors' battle with conventional wisdomApr 16The biggest challenge this postseason for the top-seeded Warriors might be what history has taught us is needed in playoff ball, writes J.A. Adande.
5-on-5 - Western Conference playoff previewApr 16Who will win the West? 5-on-5 breaks down each first-round series and picks the conference champions.
ESPN NowApr 15Latvian big man Kristaps Porzingis will declare for the 2015 NBA draft, his agent, Andy Miller, told ESPN's Chad Ford. Porzingis is currently ranked N...
Latvian power forward Kristaps Porzingis to declare for NBA draftApr 15Latvian big man Kristaps Porzingis, who burst onto the NBA draft scene in 2014, will declare for the 2015 NBA draft, his agent, Andy Miller, told ESPN.com.