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Julio Teheran ran roughshod over the Phillies' offense in Wednesday's start, shutting them out in a complete game effort to earn the win.

Teheran allowed three hits (all singles), walked none, and struck out four. The Phillies made weak contact against him all night long, only twice enjoying the sight of a runner in scoring position. Teheran has allowed two or fewer earned runs in each of his first four starts of the season, picking up where he left off in 2013. He'll face the Marlins next.
Apr 16 - 9:51 PM

Jason Heyward struck out four times in five at-bats, taking home the dreaded golden sombrero as the Braves defeated the Phillies on Wednesday.

Heyward wears the sombrero for the first time since May 12, 2012 and for the fifth time in his career overall. While it's hard to fault him for whiffing against Cliff Lee, Heyward hasn't done much with the bat to start the season, as his average sank to .145.
Apr 16 - 9:43 PM

Chris Johnson singled three times in four at-bats in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.

Johnson, who hit .321 last season, hasn't been as solid with the bat in the early going, entering Wednesday night's game hitting .239. It's back up to .280 now.
Apr 16 - 9:40 PM

Evan Gattis was all the offense the Braves needed, going 4-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.

Gattis knocked in the only run of the game when he hit a wall-scraping home run to left field off of Cliff Lee in the fourth inning. He also singled three times, bringing his average up to .378. Gattis now has six hits and three home runs in his last two games, both against the Phillies.
Apr 16 - 9:37 PM

Craig Kimbrel (shoulder) threw a 15-pitch bullpen session Wednesday and declared himself "ready."

According to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, manager Fredi Gonzalez was "noncommittal" about using Kimbrel on Wednesday night because of the cold weather in Philadelphia. Kimbrel has been unavailable the past two games with mild shoulder soreness.
Apr 16 - 4:58 PM

Braves prospect RHP Cody Martin turned in his best start of the season Tuesday, allowing two hits and a walk with nine strikeouts in 5 2/3 scoreless innings for Triple-A Gwinnett.

Martin, a seventh-round draft pick in 2011 out of Gonzaga, split the 2013 season between Double- and Triple-A, posting a 3.16 ERA and 137/58 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 136 2/3 innings. The 24-year-old lacks a high ceiling despite a 10.1 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 290 career minor league innings, but he's still likely to be called on this season should the Braves need another starter.
Apr 16 - 1:36 PM

David Hale will be skipped in the Braves' rotation.

Hale was scheduled to pitch against the Phillies on Tuesday, but the game was postponed due to rain. Julio Teheran will stay on his normal schedule and pitch Wednesday, and Alex Wood will start Thursday’s series finale.
Apr 15 - 5:53 PM

Braves prospect catcher Christian Bethancourt went 2-for-4 for Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday, raising his season line to .214/.214/.214.

Defensively, Bethancourt is ready to start in Atlanta. However, with just six singles and zero walks in 28 plate appearances to go with nine strikeouts, the Braves are likely making a good long-term move by giving Bethancourt more time in the minor leagues.
Apr 15 - 3:34 PM

Craig Kimbrel (shoulder) played catch Tuesday.

Kimbrel was unavailable to close out Monday's win over the Phillies due to shoulder soreness, but both he and the team downplayed the situation after the game. In fact, he's hoping to pitch Tuesday if the weather doesn't wipe out the game in Philadelphia. It's encouraging news, but fantasy owners should continue to cross their fingers.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Apr 15 - 2:26 PM

Dan Uggla's second homer of the game was a ninth-inning grand slam to lead the Braves to a 9-6 win over the Phillies on Monday.

Uggla was hitting .195 with no homers and a 12/1 K/BB ratio in 41 at-bats this season before redeeming himself tonight. He had the middle of back-to-back-to-back homers with Evan Gattis and Andrelton Simmons in the eighth and, after a disastrous bottom of the eighth from Luis Avilan, he got the Braves their lead back with the slam in the top of the ninth. It was his third career slam in 97 at-bats with the bases loaded.
Apr 14 - 11:33 PM

Ervin Santana struck out 11 while allowing one run over six innings Monday against the Phillies.

Santana left with a one-run lead that grew to four runs, but it was blown by Luis Avilan in the eighth. After two starts for the Braves, Santana has both a 0.64 ERA and a 0.64 WHIP.
Apr 14 - 11:30 PM

Luis Avilan notched his third win in relief despite giving up five runs in the eighth Monday against the Phillies.

If you made Avilan a $1 pick in your NL-only league, be thankful for the wins, but drop him as soon as you can. He's just not the same guy who was so effective in a setup role last year.
Apr 14 - 11:28 PM

Closing because of Craig Kimbrel's sore shoulder, David Carpenter pitched a scoreless ninth for his first save Monday against the Phillies.

Carpenter will remain the choice to close while Kimbrel is out. That's only expected to be a couple of days, but Kimbrel owners should pick him up, just to be safe.
Apr 14 - 11:26 PM

Evan Gattis hit his second and third homers of the year Monday against the Phillies.

We're skeptical about Gattis's ability to hit for average, but there's no doubting his power; he's up to 24 homers in 386 at-bats since he debuted last year. Plus, he is hitting .303 in the early going this season, so enjoy it while it lasts.
Apr 14 - 11:23 PM

Craig Kimbrel is being listed as day-to-day with a sore right shoulder.

Obviously it's potentially worrisome anytime the shoulder is involved, but Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez isn't concerned, categorizing it as "normal soreness." Kimbrel is expected to be unavailable only for a few days. As a precaution, his fantasy owners should go ahead and pick up David Carpenter just in case. Carpenter converted the save Monday with a scoreless inning.
Apr 14 - 11:10 PM


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