9:55 PM EDT, Fri September 19, 2014

Lagares skips trip with balky elbow

Juan Lagares #12 CFNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM116 HR4 RBI47 R46 OBP.321 AVG.281 ATLANTA -- Juan Lagares did not travel with the Mets to Turner Field for the series with the Atlanta Braves. He is not due to rejoin the club for the next stop in D.C., either. So Lagares may be done for the season with a sprained right elbow. Terry Collins said there is a chance Lagares may appear during the season-ending three-game series back at Citi Field against the Houston Astros, but team doctors would need to sign off.
Mets Blog | ESPN New York 4 hours ago

Kirk gets day off after passing stone

Kirk Nieuwenhuis #9 LFNew York Mets 2014 STATS GM57 HR3 RBI14 R14 OBP.342 AVG.242 ATLANTA -- Kirk Nieuwenhuis volunteered to play in Friday's series opener against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field, but Terry Collins opted to give the outfielder the day...
Mets Blog | ESPN New York 5 hours ago

Friday's Mets-Braves lineups

ATLANTA -- Here are the lineups as the Mets face the Atlanta Braves on Friday at 7:35 p.m. at Turner Field. Mets Eric Young Jr., lf Daniel Murphy, 3b Travis d'Arnaud, c Lucas Duda, 1b Wilmer Flores, ss Curtis Granderson, rf Matt den Dekker, cf Dilson Herrera, 2b Zack Wheeler, rhp Braves Phil Gosselin,...
MetsBlog 3 hours ago

Tonight’s Game: Mets at Braves

The Mets and Braves open their three-game series in Atlanta on Friday night. Mets First Pitch begins at 6:30 p.m. on SNY. The game is scheduled to start at 7:35 p.m. Zack Wheeler (10-10, 3.61) starts for the Mets, while Julio Teheran (13-12, 2.89) pitches for...
Rotoworld 4 hours ago
Evan Gattis (kidney stone) could pinch-hit - Evan Gattis (C) Atlanta Braves

Evan Gattis (kidney stone) could pinch-hit - Evan Gattis (C) Atlanta Braves

Evan Gattis (kidney stone) could be available to pinch-hit Friday.

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MASN Sports Sep 16, 2014

Desmond and Roark lift Nationals past Braves for NL East crown - Byron Kerr

The Nationals have done it again. For the second time in three seasons, after a 3-0 shutout of the Atlanta Braves, the Nationals have won the National League East. They become the first team to clinch a division title and...
Washington Post Sep 15, 2014

Nationals can clinch second NL East title Tuesday night after win against Braves

ATLANTA — The players might not have noticed the small hooks protruding from the wall above their lockers, ringing the visiting clubhouse at Turner Field. Spaced between every other nameplate, they had been installed overnight Monday, a subtle touch intended not as decoration, but preparation. The Atlanta Braves needed someplace to hang plastic sheets from in the event the Washington Nationals take back the National League East in their home stadium, in case the Nationals spray champagne all over the place. Read full article >>
Washington Post Sep 15, 2014

Nats Journal: Tonight’s Nationals-Braves lineups

Unless the Braves make a miraculous recovery and win their way into a one-game playoff, Stephen Strasburg will get his fifth and final shot of the season to beat the Braves tonight. He improved against them in their last meeting at Nationals Park, allowing three runs over six innings. For the season, though, Strasburg is 0-3 with a 7.17 ERA against the Braves. Strasburg is winless in nine starts against the Braves since the start of 2013. Read full article >>

Rapid Reaction: Rangers 10, Braves 3

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Wily 35-year-old veteran Colby Lewis did not need many runs, but the Rangers provided them anyway in a 10-3 Texas victory that earned a three-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves Sunday afternoon before 25,449 at Globe Life Park. Lewis continued to make a case for a spot in the 2015 rotation by limiting the playoff-contending Braves to five hits and one run over seven innings. The only damage was a solo home run by Ryan Doumit in the seventh.

Rapid Reaction: Rangers 2, Braves 1

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The runs are hard to obtain these days for the Texas Rangers. Over the previous four games, just eight runs came across. The Rangers lost three of them. The offense was challenged again Friday night, but for a change, the Rangers produced more than their opponent and earned a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves at Globe Life Park. The Rangers ended a three-game losing streak and moved to 19-22 in one-run games. Atlanta, fighting for a playoff berth that’s becoming a tough challenge, is 29th in runs scored in the big leagues.

Base Hits: Holland faces favorite team

ARLINGTON, Texas -- If you want to know how players find their favorite teams, just ask Texas Rangers left-hander Derek Holland: He watched TBS. Holland, who grew up in Newark, Ohio, watched Atlanta Braves game on television and became a big fan. His brother watched WGN and started loving the Chicago Cubs. Holland faces the Braves for the first time Friday night at Globe Life Park. “I was a huge Braves fan and Chipper Jones was my batting idol and I wanted to be like Chipper Jones and that’s why I’m still a switch-hitter,” Holland said.
CSN Washington Sep 12, 2014

The Baseball Show: Are Nats finally over the Braves (VIDEO)

This week’s episode of ‘The Baseball Show’ featured a brand new set and a great discussion about the Nationals’ recent series win over the Atlanta Braves.

The Baseball Show: Are Nats over the Braves?

This week’s episode of ‘The Baseball Show’ featured a brand new set at Comcast SportsNet and a great discussion about the Nationals’ recent series win over the Atlanta Braves. The Nats are still 6-10 against Atlanta this year, but after this week have won five of their last eight. Is the storyline of them struggling against…

W2W4: Braves at Rangers

The last interleague series of the season for the Texas Rangers starts Friday night when the Atlanta Braves visit Globe Life Park. Here’s a preview: What’s up with the Braves? Their slim playoff hopes continue on this nine-game road trip where they stand 8 ½ back of first place in the NL East and two back of the wild card. Atlanta is 23-28 since the All-Star break and 3-6 in September. The Braves lead the majors with 101 quality starts through 146 games.
CSN Washington Sep 9, 2014

Nats hold on to beat Braves, reduce magic number to 10

With a chance to put another nail in the Braves' coffin, the Nationals broke out the hammer right away tonight.

Nationals-Braves discussion thread: Game 143

The Nationals have a chance to extend their division lead to nine games and whittle their magic number to 10 with a win over the Braves on Tuesday. Jordan Zimmermann (10-5, 2.93 ERA) takes the mound and will be opposed by right-hander Ervin Santana (14-7, 3.61 ERA). Zimmermann has pitched well against the Braves — […]
CSN Washington Sep 9, 2014

Williams gets creative with Nats' bullpen in win over Braves

Matt Williams mixed it up with his bullpen on Monday night in the Nationals' win over the Braves.
Washington Post Sep 8, 2014

Fister, Nats quiet Braves, 2-1, to cut magic number to win NL East to 12

In the seventh inning Monday night, with Nationals Park enveloped in the first chill of fall, Matt Williams faced a decision as he strolled to the center of the diamond. Doug Fister glared at him. Two relievers stirred in the bullpen. The Atlanta Braves mounted a rally that may have doubled as their last stand for the National League East. Williams usually walks to the mound with orders, not questions, but now he wanted his pitcher’s opinion: Should he pull Fister or let him face one more batter? Read full article >>

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