Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel, untouchable in 2012, blew his third save opportunity in his past five tries on Tuesday night against the Reds. Kimbrel allowed two home runs in this outing (Shin-Soo Choo and pinch-hitter Devin Mesoraco) and raised his ERA to 3.38. He’s still striking out batters at a strong pace, but he’s been […]

The Braves are loaded with young arms and may be in a position to swing one of those arms during spring training for some hitting help. Prospect Mike Minor has already made his stance on a possible return to Triple-A well-known (he doesn’t want to go). On Tuesday, the Braves received a scare when sophomore […]

On Wednesday night, the Braves earned a 3-1 win over the Washington Nationals. They remain 7 1/2 games behind first-place Philadelphia (Cliff Lee earned his 15th win of the year), but sit a full 8 1/2 games ahead of St. Louis for the NL Wild Card. The story of the day was the longball launched […]

By now, you’ve heard the tale … or you saw the stat line and threw up a little. Zambrano surrendered five home runs in a dismal start and then tossed inside twice on Chipper Jones, hit him and got run. He cleared out his locker and talked retirement, prompting the Cubs to place the mercurial […]

On Wednesday night, Atlanta hurler Jair Jurrjens continued his fantastic rebound season with another lights-out effort against the Rockies. Jurrjens allowed one earned run on five hits and two walks over six innings. He reduced his ERA to a ridiculous 1.87 mark (1.06 WHIP) and earned his 12th win of the season. Jurrjens has achieved […]

Kansas City Royals outfielder and former fantasy hero for the Braves, Jeff Francoeur, has quietly pieced together a nice season. Francoeur extended his hitting streak to 16 games on Wednesday night with a 2-for-4 effort that included his fifth home run of the year. Francoeur is batting .330 this season (30-for-91) with 13 extra-base hits […]