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Matt Wisler allowed one hit over 5 1/3 scoreless innings in defeating the Nationals on Wednesday.

Wisler walked five, which is the biggest reason he didn't work very deep into this one. Still, he struck out six and that lone hit against him was a single. With two fine performances in three starts, he's worth sticking with in mixed leagues for now.
Jul 2 - 1:21 AM

A.J. Pierzynski hit a two-run homer against the Nationals on Wednesday.

Pierzynski hit three homers in his first five games of the season, but he's had just two since. His offensive numbers are still living off that huge April he had, but the Braves committed to him over Christian Bethancourt and don't seem to regret it.
Jul 2 - 1:20 AM

Braves 1B prospect Matt Tellor plated seven runs Tuesday in a loss for Low-A Rome.

He smacked a grand slam in the third inning and followed that up with a bases-clearing double in the eighth. 12 of Tellor's 21 RBI this year have come with the bases loaded. Even after Tuesday's outburst, Tellor is still hitting just .177 with a .266 slugging percentage.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 1 - 3:15 PM

Eury Perez (torso) lined out as a pinch-hitter in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.

Perez was injured Sunday when he collided with Cameron Maybin in left field, but he escaped a major ailment. He'll be fine.
Jul 1 - 8:44 AM

Juan Uribe homered in the ninth inning to prevent the Braves from suffering a shutout loss to the Nationals on Tuesday.

The Braves entered the ninth inning down 6-0, but Uribe at least saved his team the indignity of a shutout, launching a solo home run to left field off of former Brave David Carpenter. Uribe has homered twice in his last three games, but has mostly struggled this season. Including his time with the Dodgers, he has five home runs, 16 RBI, and a .279/.333/.397 triple-slash line.
Jun 30 - 10:37 PM

Shelby Miller was ineffective in a loss to the Nationals on Tuesday, serving up five runs (four earned) over five innings.

Miller did strike out a season-high 10 batters, but allowed eight hits and three walks. The Nats scored four of their five runs in the first inning, and tacked on that fifth run in the third inning thanks to an A.J. Pierzynski throwing error. Miller has only twice in 16 starts allowed four-plus runs, but both have occurred in June. He still owns an outstanding 2.20 ERA with a 1.07 WHIP and an 80/32 K/BB ratio over 102 1/3 innings. Miller will face a low-scoring Phillies lineup at home his next turn through the rotation.
Jun 30 - 10:34 PM

The Braves are expected to recall Manny Banuelos from Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday to make his major league debut versus the Nationals.

He'll be taking Williams Perez's (foot) spot in the rotation. Acquired from the Yankees over the offseason in the David Carpenter deal, Banuelos holds a 2.29 ERA and 69/38 K/BB ratio over 82 2/3 innings for Gwinnett this season. His stay might be short, but he's worth a look in NL-only leagues.
Jun 30 - 7:43 PM

Freddie Freeman (wrist) might be held out until after the All-Star break.

The Braves had been optimistic about getting him back before the break, but that's looking unlikely now. Freeman hasn't had a setback with his right wrist, but it makes sense to give him a little extra time. "We were hoping we could get him shortly after the 15 days, but I think it’s going to be a little longer than that," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "Not quite sure how much longer. We had our fingers crossed and were optimistic to get him (then or soon after), but I think it’s going to be little longer."
Jun 30 - 6:12 PM

Eury Perez left Sunday's game against the Pirates after colliding with Cameron Maybin in left field.

Both players were going after a fly ball hit by Jordy Mercer in the ninth inning. After staying on the ground for several minutes, Perez was replaced by Joey Terdoslavich. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Perez injured his torso but his head is fine. Maybin didn't suffer an injury and stayed in the game. Perez is day-to-day.

Braves pitching prospect Steve Janas pitched well in his return from the disabled list, scattering three hits over five scoreless frames Saturday in a win for High-A Carolina.

Janas was injured in a bus accident with his teammates six weeks ago. The right-hander threw 43 of his 66 pitches for strikes, walking two with six groundouts and the same number of fly-outs. Janas has walked just four hitters in 37 innings this year. He's gone 5-0 in that span with a 0.49 ERA.
Source: MILB.com
Jun 28 - 4:39 PM

Alex Wood twirled 7 1/3 scoreless innings as the Braves edged the Pirates 2-1 on Sunday.

Wood was stingy in picking up his fifth victory, allowing just five hits without walking a batter. The southpaw also struck out eight on the day. The win was his first since June 1, a fact that speaks more to the Braves' struggles than to Wood's effectiveness. The 24-year-old will carry a 3.17 ERA into Saturday's matchup with the Phillies.
Jun 28 - 4:27 PM

Jace Peterson hit his third home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

Peterson connected with a Vance Worley pitch in the seventh inning to give the Braves a little breathing room. The homer was his second this month and his first in two weeks as he gets settled in atop the Braves lineup. The homer was Peterson's only hit in five at-bats on the afternoon, leaving his line at .266/.344/.375.
Jun 28 - 4:26 PM

Nick Markakis had an RBI single in Sunday's win over the Pirates.

Markakis' RBI single in the fifth inning broke a scoreless tie and wound up being the winning run in the low-scoring affair. He finished 1-for-3 with a walk on the afternoon. With Freddie Freeman sidelined, Markakis has become one of the Braves' lone sources of offense, and the 31-year-old is hitting .300/.387/.355 with 23 RBI and 32 runs scored this year.
Jun 28 - 4:26 PM

Jason Grilli allowed a run but held on to earn the save against the Pirates on Sunday.

Grilli had to work through the meat of the Bucs' order, retiring Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte to begin the inning, but a Francisco Cervelli walk and Jordy Mercer RBI double made things interesting. Grilli then struck out pinch-hitter Gregory Polanco to secure the 2-1 win. The save was Grilli's 21st of the year, leaving him with a 3.14 ERA and 1.29 WHIP overall.
Jun 28 - 4:24 PM

Braves purchased the contract of RHP Ryan Kelly from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Kelly, 27, earned the promotion after holding a 1.15 ERA and 27/12 K/BB ratio over 31 1/3 relief innings between Double- and Triple-A. He'll be making his major league debut when he gets into a game.
Jun 28 - 10:35 AM


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