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Braves prospect Manny Banuelos starred in Saturday's win for Triple-A Gwinnett, holding Toledo to two hits in six scoreless innings.

Banuelos hasn't lost yet this year, starting the season 2-0 with a 3.42 ERA. Saturday's outing included three strikeouts and the same number of walks. His fastball topped out at 94, though he spent most of the night in the 91-92 mph range. Banuelos may never throw as hard as he did before Tommy John surgery but he's still giving Gwinnett meaningful innings. This is his first year with the Braves after spending eight seasons in the Yankees' farm system.
Source: MILB.com
May 3 - 5:04 PM

Kelly Johnson went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 5-0 victory against the Reds.

Johnson, playing at third base in this contest, pushed the Braves' lead to 3-0 in the first inning with a two-run home run off of Johnny Cueto. He had been seeing starts in left field more recently. The utilityman has been a surprising source of offense for the Braves as he has five home runs with 13 RBI, and is batting .250/.297/.533.
May 3 - 4:25 PM

Jonny Gomes clubbed a solo home run in a 1-for-4 effort as the Braves beat the Reds on Sunday.

Gomes took Johnny Cueto yard in the third inning for a solo home run, his third of the season. The outfielder had recorded only four hits in his previous 23 at-bats dating back to April 18. Gomes is only hitting .227 but the rest of his triple-slash line (.327 OBP, .477 SLG) is decent. As he has been losing playing time to Kelly Johnson in left field, Gomes is not worth rostering in most formats.
May 3 - 4:23 PM

Julio Teheran got the win on Sunday after shutting out the Reds over six innings of work.

And with that, Teheran notched his first terrific outing since his Opening Day start back on April 6. It's been a tough start to the season for Teheran, who limited the Reds to three hits and a pair of walks while striking out six. The right-hander lowered his ERA to 3.82, and carries a 1.42 WHIP with a 28/14 K/BB ratio in 33 innings. Teheran will look to keep it going in his next start on the road against the Nationals.
May 3 - 4:16 PM

Cameron Maybin hit a two-run homer in Saturday's loss to the Reds.

Maybin hit the home run off of Jason Marquis in the fifth inning. It was his fourth tater of the season. He added a ninth-inning RBI single to finish with three RBI, but his offensive work was not enough to lead the Braves to a win. Maybin wound up 2-for-3 on the night. For the season, he's batting .209/.320/.488. The average is abysmal, but for lack of better options, the Braves will probably keep giving him regular at-bats.
May 2 - 11:50 PM

Eric Stults struggled in Saturday's loss to the Reds, yielding six runs on 11 hits over seven innings.

Though Stults survived through seven innings, they weren't of the quality variety. The Reds scored in a number of ways, knocking Stults for RBI singles, an RBI triple and three home runs. They ultimately compiled 11 hits and six runs on the veteran. When Stults left the game, his ERA stood at 4.91 and his WHIP at 1.30. He's not a viable fantasy starter, but he'll try to pitch better on a road date with the Nationals in his next start.
May 2 - 11:36 PM

Braves transferred LHP Mike Minor from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

This allows the Braves to add Pedro Ciriaco to the 40-man roster. Minor's rotator cuff flared up in spring training and he suffered a setback when he resumed throwing in early April. It's the second year in a row Minor has been plagued by injuries. No timetable has been discussed for his return.
May 2 - 4:47 PM

Braves recalled INF Pedro Ciriaco from Triple-A Gwinnett.

With Chris Johnson on the disabled list, Ciriaco will provide additional infield depth for the Braves. Through 20 games at Gwinnett, he was hitting just .234/.253/.286 with a homer, seven RBI and a 15/1 K/BB ratio in 77 at-bats.
May 2 - 2:21 PM

Braves optioned LHP Ian Thomas to Triple-A Gwinnett.

The 28-year-old southpaw appeared in four games with the Braves, posting a 2.70 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 3/3 K/BB ratio over his four innings of work. He should get another opportunity to pitch out of the Braves bullpen at some point during the season.
May 2 - 2:19 PM

Kelly Johnson blasted a two-run homer in the fifth inning on Friday, powering the Braves to a 4-3 victory over the Reds.

It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the evening, but he certainly made the most of it, lining an Anthony DeSclafani offering over the wall in right that proved to be the difference in the ballgame. He has held his own at the plate this season, slashing .250/.304/.519 with four homers and 11 RBI in 52 at-bats.
May 1 - 10:31 PM

Jason Grilli slammed the door on the Reds in the ninth inning on Friday, earning his eighth save of the season in the process.

Grilli allowed just one hit and struck out one in his scoreless inning of work. He has now successfully converted eight of his first nine save chances on the season while registering a a 4.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 14/3 K/BB ratio in his nine innings.
May 1 - 10:29 PM

Michael Foltynewicz defeated the Reds in his 2015 debut on Friday, surrendering three runs (two earned) on six hits over his five innings of work.

Foltynewicz also issued three free passes while striking two on the night. He helped to carry the load offensively as well, slashing a two-run double off Anthony DeSclafani in the fourth inning to help his own cause. There's a chance that he could permanently supplant Trevor Cahill in the Braves rotation, and if so would get the ball next on Wednesday against the Phillies
May 1 - 10:26 PM

Chris Johnson will be sidelined 3-6 weeks after being diagnosed with a fractured left hand and multiple bone bruises.

An MRI revealed that the fracture was actually pre-existing, although it's not clear when he suffered the injury. Johnson will be re-evaluated in two weeks. Alberto Callaspo will be the regular third baseman for the Braves.
May 1 - 4:13 PM

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Thursday that he told Trevor Cahill his demotion to the bullpen "was not a permanent move."

Cahill was bumped to the bullpen after posting an ugly 8.03 ERA and 1.78 WHIP through three starts. He then allowed four runs over two frames in his first relief appearance, pushing his ERA to 9.42. "I told him this was not a permanent move," Gonzalez said. "A lot of things can happen, right? You think he’s going to be in the bullpen for a couple of weeks and then one of our guys sprains a toe and he’s back in the rotation. For right now, he can help us out of the bullpen." The Braves have summoned Mike Foltynewicz from Triple-A Gwinnett to occupy Cahill's rotation spot.
May 1 - 8:53 AM

Shelby Miller yielded three runs -- two earned -- and struck out nine Thursday against the Reds.

The Braves lost a Miller start for the first time in five outings this year. The nine strikeouts were nice -- he fanned a total of 14 in his first four starts -- but they came with two homers allowed. He's given up three bombs his last two outings after allowing none his first three.
Apr 30 - 10:08 PM


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