7:31 AM EDT, Fri May 22, 2015
The Ledger

Atlanta 2, Tampa Bay 1: Rays Stymied by Rookie; Jinx Vs. Braves Persists

The Tampa Bay Rays just can't win a series against the Atlanta Braves.

Tampa Bay Times

Rays stifled by Braves rookie starter in loss

The bats can't get much going against the Braves' first-time starter.

Tampa Bay Times

Rays-Braves preview

Rays at Braves When/where: 7:10 tonight; Turner Field, Atlanta TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM Probable pitchers

Tampa Bay Times

Erasmo Ramirez, bullpen step up as Rays beat Braves

Effective deployment helps the Rays secure a win.

Washington Post

Nats Journal: Today’s Nationals-Braves lineups

The Nationals have a chance to sweep their first series of the season against left-hander Alex Wood and the Braves Sunday afternoon. Center fielder Denard Span gets a day off — the Nationals knew he would need a few of those after his quick return from core surgery —  so Michael A. Taylor is in the lineup. He’ll hit eighth, and third baseman Yunel Escobar moves up to the leadoff spot. Shortstop Ian Desmond hits second, and Danny Espinosa is in the lineup against Wood, so he’ll hit right-handed.Read full article >>

Washington Post

Wilson Ramos completes late rally as Nationals finish sweep of Braves

When Wilson Ramos plays, he hits. That the Washington Nationals’ 27-year-old catcher had the ability to produce consistent offense was never a doubt. Whether he could play enough games to do so, troubled by injuries of all shapes and equally frustrating sizes, was the question. So far this season, Ramos is staying healthy, playing almost every day, and producing. In the Nationals’ 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday afternoon, he produced two hits and drove in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth, one that clinched Washington’s first series sweep of the season. Read full...

Red Reporter

Reds vs. Braves, Game 4: Preview and Predictions

Cincinnati Reds @ Atlanta Braves Sunday, May 3, 20151:35 PM EDTTurner Field Johnny Cueto vs. Julio Teheran COMPLETE COVERAGE > The Reds will try to harvest a third victory in four games against the Braves on Sunday in Atlanta. If the Reds are successful, they will have to overcome Julio Teheran, the pitcher many considered to be Atlanta's ace to start the 2015 season. Teheran's start to 2015 has been disappointing to Braves fans and some have speculated whether his poor performance is due to undisclosed injuries. In 2014, Teheran was selected to the All Star Game and finished the...

Washington Post

Nats Journal: Leftovers from the Nationals’ improbable comeback win over the Braves

ATLANTA — Before Wednesday evening enforces the baseball reality of another day, another game, Tuesday’s improbable Nationals win over the Braves deserves more attention. So much happened in the innings leading up to Dan Uggla’s home run, in the midst of a comeback staged by a cast of characters no one could have imagined when spring training began, that it must be recounted. We’ll come back to A.J. Cole’s rough start and Reed Johnson’s injury later Wednesday morning on the blog. But for now, let’s look at positives from Tuesday  night’s game. As Manager Matt Williams said...

Washington Post

Nats Journal: Reed Johnson leaves game with foot injury, could miss substantial time

ATLANTA — Amid the joy of the Nationals’ 13-12 comeback victory Tuesday night, there was disappointment. After veteran outfielder Reed Johnson, one of baseball’s most reliable pinch hitters, doubled home Dan Uggla to cut the Braves lead to one in the seventh, he felt a pop in his foot. When he reached second base, he tried to stay in the game. The pain began to subside, but returned when he dived into the base. The Nationals removed him for a pinch runner — Doug Fister, of all people.Read full article >>

Washington Post

DC Sports Bog: Chipper Jones was disappointed in Braves fans for booing Dan Uggla

Nationals second baseman Dan Uggla entered Monday’s 8-4 loss to the Braves in the fifth inning to a chorus of boos after Yunel Escobar was forced from the game with a hand injury.The Turner Field crowd’s warm reception for Uggla, who played three-and-a-half seasons in Atlanta, stemmed from the fact that the Braves are still paying him $13 million this season after releasing him last July.Read full article >>

Nats Insider | CSN Washington

Escobar leaves game with apparent hand injury

ATLANTA — Yunel Escobar was forced out of Monday night’s game in the bottom of the fifth inning with what appeared to be a left hand injury after the Braves’ Andrelton Simmons slid hard into third base. Simmons was racing all the way from first base after a wayward pickoff attempt by the Nationals’ Doug…

MLB

5/31/13: Nats edge Braves, Strasburg exits early

Daily Recap: Denard Span ripped a pair of triples and the bullpen took care of the Braves after Stephen Strasburg exited with a back injury Check out http://MLB.com/video for more! About MLB.com: Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced on Ja