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Doggelganger?! Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija looks like this Braves-loving dogOne of these pictures is Jeff Samardzija, starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs who strikes out a lot of hitters. The other is a dog whose owner brought it to the Atlanta Braves' Bark at the Park event Sunday. Which is which? Maybe if they were both thr…Upvote Share TweetFormer Atlanta Braves star Otis Nixon - who has battled drug problems in the past, but in recent years started his own ministry - was arrested over the weekend in Georgia after officers allegedly found a crack pipe in his pocket and crack cocaine in hUpvote Share TweetCNNSI.com May 6, 2013KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Chicago White Sox starter Gavin Floyd needs elbow surgery and will miss the rest of the season.Upvote Share TweetRoy Halladay will visit the office of noted orthopedist Lewis Yocum on Tuesday in Los Angeles, where he expects to learn more about his injured right shoulder. The Phillies placed Halladay on the 15-day disabled list Monday with what they called inflamm…Upvote Share TweetJake Peavy said Monday he expects to be able to pitch Wednesday against the New York Mets at Citi Field.Upvote Share Tweet
Zimmermann, not Strasburg, leading Nats' rotationRight-hander Stephen Strasburg gets most of the publicity, but his teammate Jordan Zimmermann has been the Nationals' best pitcher this year, with the stats to back it up.Upvote Share Tweet
For Revere, it has never been high, far and gonePhillies outfielder Ben Revere has logged 1,172 plate appearances at the Major League level, but has never deposited a pitch beyond the outfield fence.Upvote Share Tweet
MLB Notebook: Hechavarria racks up the RBIsBatting eighth and playing shortstop on Sunday, Adeiny Hechavarria became the 12th National League No. 8 hitter to have at least seven RBIs in a game in the Marlins' 14-2 win over the Phillies.Upvote Share TweetAn umpire ejected Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals for the second time in his career Sunday afternoon after he argued a check-swing call for strike three in the first inning. At first glance, third-base umpire John Hirschbeck seemed to be the ag…Upvote Share Tweet
Simmons Powers Braves Past RedsMay 6Andrelton Simmons hits two home runs and drives in four runs in the Braves' 7-4 win over the Reds.
Web GemsMay 6Does Andrelton Simmons applying the tag through his legs after the pickoff move top Miguel Cabrera's diving stop and throw from the ground?
Simmons After Braves' WinMay 6Andrelton Simmons talks to Tim Kurkjian after hitting two home runs and driving in a career-high four runs in the Braves' win Monday.
Pitching Key For BravesMay 6Rick Sutcliffe, Aaron Boone and Dave O'Brien break down the Braves' win over the Reds.
Peter King: By balancing draft philosophies, Vikings hit first-round paydi…May 6It struck me during the draft, while watching the Rams go hard after Tavon Austin and Alec Ogletree, that there are four kinds of draft strategists in football today: