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Sunday
May172015

Scoreboard Roundup - 5/17/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: New York Mets 5 (22-16) - Milwaukee Brewers 1 (13-25)

Atlanta Braves 6 (18-19) - Miami Marlins 0 (16-22)

Baltimore Orioles 3 (16-19) - Los Angeles Angels 0 (19-18)

Philadelphia Phillies 6 (16-23) - Arizona Diamondbacks 0 (15-21)

Houston Astros 4 (25-13) - Toronto Blue Jays 2 (17-22)

San Francisco Giants 9 (20-18) - Cincinnati Reds 8 (18-20)

Kansas City Royals 6 (24-14) - New York Yankees 0 (22-17)

Tampa Bay Rays 11 (21-18) - Minnesota Twins 3 (21-17)

Houston Astros 4 (25-13) - Toronto Blue Jays 2 (17-22)

Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (18-20) - Chicago Cubs 0 (21-16)

Texas Rangers 5 (16-22) - Cleveland Indians 1 (14-22)

Seattle Mariners 5 (17-20) - Boston Red Sox 0 (18-20)

Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (24-13) - Colorado Rockies 0 (13-21)

Chicago White Sox 7 (17-17) - Oakland Athletics 3 (13-26)

Washington Nationals 10 (22-17) - San Diego Padres 5 (19-20)

St. Louis Cardinals 2 (25-12) - Detroit Tigers 1 (23-15)

NHL Playoffs: Western Conference Finals: Anaheim Ducks 4 - Chicago Blackhawks (Ducks lead series 1-0)

NBA Playoffs: Western Conference Semifinals: Houston Rockets 113 - Los Angeles Clippers 100


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Sunday
May172015

Braves' Shelby Miller Loses No-Hitter After 8 2/3 IP vs Marlins

Zoonar/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller lost his no-hitter with one out to go in the ninth inning against the Marlins when Justin Bour hit a single to center field in Sunday's game.

Dee Gordon followed up with a single of his own, before Miller got the final out to complete the two-hit shutout.

Miller walked one and struck out four over nine innings of work and the Braves defeated the Marlins, 6-0.


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Friday
May152015

SP Mike Minor Has Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery

Tom Szcaerbowski/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor underwent season-ending shoulder surgery.

The operation was done in Los Angeles on Wednesday to repair a slight tear in the labrum of Minor's left shoulder. The team announced Thursday that the 27-year-old will miss the rest of the season.

Minor has been experiencing shoulder soreness since spring training and went on the disabled list on April 5. The youngster dealt with shoulder problems a few times last season, probably resulting in his poor stats which included a 4.77 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and a 6-12 record through 25 starts.

Minor is expected to be ready for spring training.

The Braves have the option to allow Minor to become a free agent before next season.


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Friday
May152015

Braves Place Kelly Johnson on DL

Thinkstock(CINCINNATI) -- The Atlanta Braves placed utility man Kelly Johnson on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a right oblique strain.

The loss is tough for the Braves considering Johnson has been one of the team's better hitters this season, swatting six home runs and knocking in 18 runs.

"It stinks when you're feeling good and something like that happens," Johnson said. "It's just the way it is. It's baseball."

Johnson suffered the injury during Wednesday night's loss to the Cincinnati Reds when swinging and missing at the first pitch he saw from the Reds' Raisel Iglesias. Johnson stuck around for one more pitch, fouling it off, before exiting the game.

Johnson has been serving as the team's cleanup hitter.

"(Johnson) is a guy who can hit behind (Freddie) Freeman in the lineup and at least give opposing managers some thought about putting Freeman on or pitching around him," Braves skipper Fredi Gonzalez said. "We'll figure out who will hit behind Freeman."

The team will recall outfielder Todd Cunningham from Triple-A Gwinnett to take Johnson's place.


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Sunday
May102015

Bryce Harper Hits 6th HR in 3 Games, This One a Walk-Off 

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Bryce Harper can not be stopped.

Harper hit a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth to give the Washington Nationals an 8-6 victory over the Atlanta Braves Saturday.

Harper, 22, has now hit six home runs in his last three games, one less than the major league record set by Shawn Green in 2002. 

The Nationals (16-15) have won nine of 11.

Washington held a 6-3 lead going into the eighth inning, but the Braves (14-16) rallied scoring three runs in the top of the inning setting the stage for Harper's heroics.

Harper is now leading the National League in home runs (11) and is tied with Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt for second in RBIs (27).


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Sunday
May032015

Scoreboard Roundup - 5/3/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs: Washington Wizards 104 - Atlanta Hawks 98 (Washington leads series 1-0)

Golden State Warriors 101 - Memphis Grizzlies 86 (Golden State leads series 1-0)

NHL Playoffs: Tampa Bay Lightning 6 - Montreal Canadiens 2 (Tampa Bay leads series 2-0)

Chicago Blackhawks 4 - Minnesota Wild 1 (Chicago leads series 2-0)

MLB: Cleveland Indians 10 (9-15) - Toronto Blue Jays 7 (12-14)

Washington Nationals 1 (12-14) - New York Mets 0 (16-10)

Philadelphia Phillies 6 (9-17) - Miami Marlins 2 (12-13)

Baltimore Orioles 4 (12-11) - Tampa Bay Rays 2 (13-12)

Atlanta Braves 5 (12-13) - Cincinnati Reds 0 (12-13)

Detroit Tigers 6 (17-9) - Kansas City Royals 4 (16-9)

Houston Astros 7 (18-7) - Seattle Mariners 6 (10-15)

Milwaukee Brewers 5 (7-18) - Chicago Cubs 3 (13-10)

St. Louis Cardinals 3 (18-6) - Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (12-13) - 14 Innings

Minnesota Twins 13 (13-12) - Chicago White Sox 3 (8-14)

San Francisco Giants 5 (12-13) - Los Angeles Angels 0 (11-14)

San Diego Padres 8 (14-12) - Colorado Rockies 6 (11-13)

Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (16-8) - Arizona Diamondbacks 0 (10-14) - 13 Innings

Oakland Athletics 7 (11-15) - Texas Rangers 1 (8-16)

New York Yankees 8 (16-9) - Boston Red Sox 5 (12-13)

 


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Saturday
May022015

Braves' Third Baseman Chris Johnson Out 3-6 with Fractured Hand

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A fractured hand will keep Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson on the shelf for the next 3-6 weeks.

X-Rays revealed a fracture in his left hand after the team's loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday. As it turns out, the fracture was a preexisting injury and that Johnson suffered bone bruises around the area in Thursday's game.

"It's just something old," Johnson said. "I don't know when it happened. I'm just a tough dude."

Johnson had his hand checked out after he slid head first into second base. Johnson will wear a hard splint on his hand for at least a week before being reevaluated by Braves doctors in a couple weeks.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez announced that he will go with a platoon at third base with Alberto Collaspo, Kelly Johnson, and Phil Gosselin.

In his third season with the Braves, the 30-year-old Johnson is batting .279 with five RBIs and five runs scored.


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Monday
Apr272015

Scoreboard Roundup - 4/27/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs – First Round: Milwaukee Bucks 94 – Chicago Bulls 88 (Bulls lead series, 3-2)

Brooklyn Nets 120 – Atlanta Hawks 115 (Series tied at 2-2)

Portland Trailblazers 99 – Memphis Grizzlies 92  (Grizzlies Lead Series 3-1)

NHL Playoffs – First Round: Washington Capitals 2 – New York Islanders 1 (Capitals win series, 4-3)

Tampa Bay Lightning 5 – Detroit Red Wings 2 (Series tied at 3-3)

MLB: Chicago Cubs 4 (11-7) – Pittsburgh Pirates 0 (11-9)

New York Mets 3 (15-5) – Miami Marlins 1 (8-12)

Cincinnati Reds 9 (9-10) – Milwaukee Brewers 6 (4-16)

New York Yankees 4 (12-8) – Tampa Bay Rays 1 (11-9)

Atlanta Braves 8 (10-9) – Washington Nationals 4 (7-13)

Boston Red Sox 6 (11-9) – Toronto Blue Jays 5 (9-11)

Kansas City Royals 6 (13-6) – Cleveland Indians 2 (6-12)

Philadelphia Phillies 4 (8-12) – St. Louis Cardinals 1 (12-6)

Chicago White Sox (8-9) @ Baltimore Orioles (9-10) (postponed)

Detroit Tigers 5 (14-6) – Minnesota Twins 4 (8-11)

Seattle Mariners 3 (8-11) – Texas Rangers 1 (7-12)

Los Angeles Dodgers 8 (12-7) – San Francisco Giants 3 (8-12)

Colorado Rockies 5 (11-8) – Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (8-11)

Houston Astros 9 (12-7) – San Diego Padres 4 (11-10)

 


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Tuesday
Apr072015

Scoreboard Roundup - 4/7/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Women’s College Basketball – National Championship: (1) Connecticut 63 (38-1) – (1) Notre Dame 53 (36-3)

MLB: Baltimore Orioles 6 (2-0) – Tampa Bay Rays 5 (0-2)

Atlanta Braves 12 (2-0) – Miami Marlins 2 (0-2)

Colorado Rockies 5 (2-0) – Milwaukee Brewers 2 (0-2)

Arizona Diamondbacks 7 (1-1) - San Francisco Giants 6 (1-1)

Texas Rangers 3 (1-1) - Oakland Athletics 1 (1-1)

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2 (1-1) - Seattle Mariners 0 (1-1)

San Diego Padres 7 (1-1) - Los Angeles Dodgers 3 (1-1)

St. Louis Cardinals (1-0) @ Chicago Cubs (0-1) (postponed due to weather)

NBA: Atlanta Hawks 96 (58-19) – Phoenix Suns 69 (39-39)

Miami Heat 105 (35-43) – Charlotte Hornets 100 (33-44)

New Orleans Pelicans 103 (42-35) – Golden State Warriors 100 (63-15)

San Antonio Spurs 113 (52-26) – Oklahoma City Thunder 88 (42-36)

Los Angeles Clippers 105 (53-26) - Los Angeles Lakers 100 (20-57)

Sacramento Kings 116 (27-50) - Minnesota Timberwolves 111 (16-61)

NHL: New York Rangers 4 (52-21-7; 111pts) – New Jersey Devils 2 (32-35-13; 77pts)

Philadelphia Flyers 5 (33-29-18; 84pts) – New York Islanders 4 (46-28-6; 98pts)

Ottawa Senators 4 (41-26-13; 95pts) – Pittsburgh Penguins 3 (42-26-12; 96pts) OT

Detroit Red Wings 3 (42-25-13; 97pts) – Carolina Hurricanes 2 (29-40-11; 69pts)

Winnipeg Jets 1 (42-26-12; 96pts) – St. Louis Blues 0 (49-24-7; 105pts)

Minnesota Wild 2 (45-27-8; 98pts) – Chicago Blackhawks 1 (48-26-6; 102pts)

Colorado Avalanche 3 (37-31-12, 86 pts) - Nashville Predators 2 (47-23-10, 104 pts)

Calgary Flames 3 (44-29-7, 95 pts) - Phoenix Coyotes 2 (24-48-8, 56 pts)

Edmonton Oilers 4 (24-43-13, 61 pts) - Los Angeles Kings 2 (39-26-15, 93 pts)


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Monday
Apr062015

Padres and Braves Complete Mega-Swap

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(NEW YORK) -- San Diego continued their aggressive offseason roster overhaul on the eve of opening day.

The Padres and Braves completed a trade Sunday evening that will see closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton, Jr. relocate to San Diego. In exchange, Atlanta acquires outfielders Cameron Maybin and Carlos Quentin, as well as right-handed pitching prospect Matt Wisler, Jordan Paroubeck and the No. 41 pick in the 2015 amateur draft. 

Upton, Jr, formerly known as B.J, rejoins his brother Justin. The Upton’s are part of a contingent of players that first-year general manager A.J. Preller has added to a roster that includes Matt Kemp, Wil Meyers, Derek Norris, Will Middlebrooks and James Shields. 

Kimbrel, a four-time All-Star, has maintained an ERA under 2.00 for the past three seasons.  He will likely solidify a bullpen that already included Joaquin Benoit and seek to shorten games for one of the best rotations in baseball. Last season the Padres were baseball's fourth best, with a team ERA of 3.27. 

"It was an opportunity that we couldn't pass up," Preller said regarding the trade for Kimbrel.

 
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