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Julio Teheran yielded two runs over seven innings in a loss to the Mets on Friday.

He struck out six and walked one. His lone mistake was a two-run homer by Lucas Duda in the sixth inning, but it was enough to put him on the losing side. Teheran is now 13-12 with a 2.88 ERA and 180/48 K/BB ratio over a career-high 216 innings. He'll finish his season with a start against the Pirates next week.
Sep 19 - 11:40 PM

Andrelton Simmons (ankle, Achilles) went 3-for-4 in his return to action Friday against the Mets.

He had a pair of singles and a double, giving him his first three-hit game since May 19. Simmons left Wednesday's game after tweaking his ankle/Achillies, but it's apparently not a major concern.
Sep 19 - 11:38 PM

Tommy La Stella went 0-for-4 in Friday's loss to the Mets.

Phil Gosselin has seen more time at second base of late, so this was his first start since Saturday. LaStella got off to a nice start in the majors, but he's hitting just .174 since the start of August.
Sep 19 - 11:38 PM

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

Gattis hasn't played since September 7 due to strep throat and a kidney stone, but he'll take batting practice Friday and could be available off the bench. Christian Bethancourt is at catcher again Friday.
Sep 19 - 5:05 PM

Jason Heyward (thumb) is not in the Braves' lineup Friday.

Heyward exited Wednesday's game with a left thumb injury, and although X-rays came back clean, the thumb is still swollen. He's listed as day-to-day and could be available as a defensive replacement Friday. Ryan Doumit is in right field in Heyward's place.
Sep 19 - 3:23 PM

Andrelton Simmons left Wednesday's game after tweaking his ankle and Achilles.

Simmons said the injury wasn't bad, and he exited the clubhouse without a noticeable limp. He's day-to-day, but it doesn't sound like something that will keep him out of the lineup long, if at all.
Sep 17 - 10:30 PM

X-rays on Jason Heyward's left thumb came back negative.

Heyward left in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game after the thumb, which has caused him problems previously this season, acted up. It appears he's day-to-day for now, but his status should be clearer when he shows up to the ballpark Friday.
Sep 17 - 10:25 PM

Craig Kimbrel finished off Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Nationals with a perfect ninth inning, earning his 44th save of the season.

Kimbrel is now 44-for-48 in save chances with a terrific 1.71 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and an 88/25 K/BB ratio. At least temporarily, he is tied with Trevor Rosenthal for the National League lead in saves.
Sep 17 - 10:05 PM

Alex Wood picked up his 11th win of the season, limiting the Nationals to one run over six innings on Wednesday.

Wood has been on a roll, having now allowed only four runs over his last four starts spanning 28 innings. Against the Nationals, the lefty allowed just five hits -- one of which was a solo home run to Stephen Souza -- while walking one and fanning eight. Wood will march into Tuesday's home start against the Pirates with a 2.78 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 164/43 K/BB ratio.
Sep 17 - 10:02 PM

Phil Gosselin went 3-for-4 and scored a run in Wednesday's victory against the Nationals.

Gosselin was the only Brave to register multiple hits on the evening. He has multiple hits in three out of his last four ballgames, in fact, and is slashing a respectable .309/.343/.381 in 103 plate appearances this season -- certainly an upgrade over Dan Uggla.
Sep 17 - 9:55 PM

Christian Bethancourt's sixth-inning single allowed three runs to score, helping the Braves top the Nationals on Wednesday.

Two runs scored initially on the single, which deflected off of the glove of first baseman Tyler Moore and was just out of the range of second baseman Jeff Kobernus. Jason Heyward came around to score as the Nationals weren't paying much attention; Bethancourt was not credited with an RBI. The rookie catcher finished 1-for-4 with the two RBI, giving him nine on the season along with a lackluster .259/.284/.271 slash line.
Sep 17 - 9:53 PM

Jason Heyward left Wednesday's game against the Nationals with an apparent injury.

Heyward didn't show any signs of injury, but in a two-run game that the Braves desperately needed to win he was pinch-hit for in the eighth inning. He's dealt with a recurring thumb injury at points this season. The Braves will hopefully update his situation shortly. Jose Constanza replaced him in right field.
Sep 17 - 9:47 PM

Andrelton Simmons left Wednesday's game against the Nationals with an apparent ankle injury.

The Braves haven't said a reason for his departure, but Atlanta Journal-Constitution beat writer David O'Brien said it appeared Simmons aggravated a previous ankle injury running from first to second base in the first inning. Phil Gosselin replaced Simmons at shortstop, and the Braves should update his situation shortly.
Sep 17 - 8:04 PM

Evan Gattis has been diagnosed with a kidney stone.

Gattis hasn't played since September 7 due to strep throat and hasn't seen much in the way of improvement, but Braves general manager Frank Wren is now optimistic that they've gotten to the root of the problem. The hope is that he could return to the lineup in the next couple of days.
Sep 17 - 6:54 PM

Evan Gattis (strep throat) remained out of the Braves' lineup Wednesday.

Gattis hasn't played since September 7 due to the ailment and it's not clear when he might be cleared to return. Christian Bethancourt is at catcher again Wednesday.
Sep 17 - 3:11 PM


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