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Andrelton Simmons went 1-for-2 with an RBI single in Sunday's win over the Brewers.

At the time Simmons hit his run-scoring single off of Jimmy Nelson in the sixth inning, it made the score 2-0. The Brewers would drive closer with a run in the seventh, but Simmons' RBI would ultimately stand as the barrier between victory and defeat. The RBI was his 18th of the year and Simmons is now hitting .248/.307/.394. He's cooled off a bit since a hot start.
May 24 - 4:48 PM

Mike Foltynewicz threw a beautiful game in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Brewers, tossing 7 2/3 innings of three-hit, one-run ball.

Just magnificent. Foltynewicz struck out seven and walked just one in his domination of the Brewers. Outside of an Elian Herrera sacrifice fly in the seventh inning, Folty was almost perfect. He's been up-and-down, as rookies tend to be, but starts like Sunday's are confirmation of the talent that's there. He's now putting up a 4.25 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 30/12 K/BB ratio over 29 2/3 innings. Foltynewicz will try to back it up with another strong outing when he faces the red-hot Giants on the road in his next start.
May 24 - 4:38 PM

Jace Peterson hit a walkoff RBI single Saturday in the Braves' 3-2 extra-innings win over the Brewers.

Peterson smacked a leadoff single in the bottom of the first inning but was caught trying to steal second base. His next hit of the game -- five at-bats later -- was a single to left-center field that scored Alberto Callaspo from third base in the bottom of the 11th inning. Peterson, 25, is batting .264/.336/.318 with four steals and 14 runs in 39 games this season.
May 23 - 8:15 PM

Shelby Miller yielded two runs over six innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Brewers.

Miller wasn't at his sharpest coming off last weekend's near-no-hitter, but it was still a quality start and the Braves were able to steal a victory in extras. Miller struck out five, walked two, and yielded seven hits. The 24-year-old right-hander will carry an outstanding 5-1 record, 1.50 ERA, and 0.90 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Giants.
May 23 - 8:09 PM

Chris Johnson (hand) is expected to begin a three-game minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.

He's playing in another game at extended spring training on Saturday and is expected to take batting practice with the team in Atlanta on Sunday before heading out on the rehab stint. He's slated to return from the disabled list on Thursday.
May 23 - 1:16 PM

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Friday that Alex Wood will make his next scheduled start on Wednesday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

Wood was scratched from his scheduled start on Friday due to a stomach virus. Gonzalez also noted that Wood could be available out of the bullpen the next couple of days.
May 22 - 11:40 PM

Cameron Maybin went 1-for-3 and swiped his sixth base of the season as the Braves were shut out by the Brewers on Friday.

Maybin also drew a walk in the ballgame. He's seeing fairly regular playing time in the Braves outfield, and hit out of the second spot in the lineup on Friday, which makes him an interesting commodity in NL-only and deeper mixed leagues. With the 1-for-3 effort, Maybin is now hitting .258/.357/.423 on the year.
May 22 - 11:18 PM

Eric Stults was obliterated in a spot start against the Brewers on Friday, allowing seven runs on three hits over 3 2/3 innings of work.

The veteran southpaw also issued five walks while striking out five. The Brewers got a pair of runs in the first inning on a two-run blast by Ryan Braun, then added on seven in the fourth to break the game open and chase Stults. He was merely getting an opportunity with Alex Wood under the weather on Friday and will head back to the bullpen where he'll continue to function in a long relief role.
May 22 - 11:16 PM

Braves recalled LHP Ian Thomas from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Thomas held a 2.70 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 3/3 K/BB ratio over his four innings of relief work earlier this season with the big club. He'll be used in middle relief.
May 22 - 4:59 PM

Braves optioned INF/OF Adonis Garcia to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Garcia had just two plate appearances while up with the big club, striking out in one and drawing a walk in the other. Ian Thomas has replaced him on the roster.
May 22 - 4:58 PM

Alex Wood has been scratched from Friday's scheduled start against the Brewers due to a stomach virus.

Eric Stults will fill in. Wood should be feeling up to rejoining the rotation in a couple days, although it's unclear at the moment when the Braves will slot him back in.
May 22 - 3:51 PM

Julio Teheran held the Brewers to one run and two hits over seven innings in a victory Thursday.

Teheran struck out eight, besting his previous season high by two. He's now 3-0 with a 1.82 ERA in his four home stats this season, compared to 1-1 with a 5.88 ERA in five starts on the road. We wouldn't read too much into it, though.
May 21 - 10:26 PM

Batting second for the first time this season, Cameron Maybin went 1-for-4 with two RBI, a walk, a steal and three runs scored against the Brewers.

That's a pretty good day considering that his average went down (from .256 to .255). If Maybin gets to keep hitting second, he'll likely turn into a modest asset in shallow mixed leagues.
May 21 - 10:22 PM

Christian Bethancourt went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored Thursday against the Brewers.

A.J. Pierzynski has stopped hitting (.163 with two RBI in May), so it'd be nice to see Bethancourt get a chance to win his job back. After all, Pierzynski certainly isn't the future and the Braves need to figure out whether Bethancourt will be.
May 21 - 10:20 PM

Cameron Maybin will hit second Thursday against the Brewers.

Maybin has been buried in the eighth spot recently, but he's worthy of the promotion. The 28-year-old is hitting a cool .320 (16-for-50) this month. He's an appealing option in daily leagues Thursday.
May 21 - 5:51 PM


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