May 29, 2013 |
FOR ATLANTA manager Fredi Gonzalez, there's a lot to like about filling out the lineup card in American League ballparks. Brian McCann hit two home runs, including a solo shot in the 10th inning that lifted the Braves over the Toronto Blue Jays, 7-6, on Tuesday. Freddie Freeman had three hits in the cleanup spot, rookie catcher Evan Gattis homered in the fifth spot and McCann, who started at designated hitter, went deep twice batting in the sixth spot. "That's a pretty big three right there," Gonzalez said.
October 2, 2011 |
A week ago, Williamstown had one of the biggest wins in its football history. On Friday, the Braves settled for a defining victory, one that showed the program's staying power. Instead of suffering a letdown, the Braves never let up in a 41-17 win over visiting Moorestown in an interdivisional West Jersey Football League game. What this showed is that the Braves are not only talented enough to produce dramatic wins, but that the program can move on. And, of course, continue winning.
December 9, 2012 |
It took Williamstown a little time to get started, but after going scoreless in the first quarter, the Braves reverted to the form that has made them the No. 1 team in The Inquirer's South Jersey rankings. With junior Marques Little making big plays on both sides of the ball in the second quarter, Williamstown earned a 43-20 win over Southern Regional on Friday night in the South Jersey Group 5 championship game before an overflow crowd at Rowan University. Williamstown completed its season at 12-0 and won its first sectional title since the start of NJSIAA football playoffs in 1974.
March 22, 2014
Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy will have ligament-replacement surgery in his right elbow for the second time Friday and is expected to miss the entire season. The Braves said Thursday that Los Angeles Dodgers team physician Neal ElAttrache will operate in Los Angeles. Beachy's ulnar collateral ligament was reconstructed by James Andrews on June 21, 2012. Braves pitcher Kris Medlen had a right elbow ligament replaced by Andrews for the second time Tuesday. Chapman has surgery Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman underwent surgery to repair a broken bone above his left eye, but has no other serious injuries after being hit in the face by a line drive Wednesday in a spring training game.
November 30, 2012 |
ATLANTA - Jason Heyward was in the audience as B.J. Upton was introduced Thursday as Atlanta's new centerfielder. That made manager Fredi Gonzalez smile as he realized he didn't have to worry so much about finding the third starter in his outfield. "Shoot, we may not even need a leftfielder," Gonzalez said. "With him playing center and Jason, who just won a Gold Glove, in right, it's going to be fun watching these guys cover some ground in the outfield. " Upton was given a No. 2 Braves jersey after finalizing a $75.25 million, five-year contract - the biggest ever given a free agent by the franchise.
October 19, 1996 |
Braves catcher Javier Lopez acknowledges there was a time during the National League Championship Series when, deep down, he didn't think his team would be in New York getting ready to take on the Yankees in Game 1 of the World Series tonight. "There was one point, after we lost [Game 3] to St. Louis, that I thought we were going to lose," the NLCS's Most Valuable Player said. "Because the breaks just didn't seem to be going our way. " The Braves will find out soon enough if they'll get an early break in their World Series matchup against the Bronx Bombers.
January 25, 2013 |
THE PHILLIES were in need of a righthanded power bat for the corner outfield, and early in the offseason they made an offer to free-agent centerfielder B.J. Upton. So, it wasn't too much of a leap to think that at some point Ruben Amaro Jr. kicked around the idea of trading for Diamondbacks star rightfielder Justin Upton, B.J.'s brother and, as of Thursday, the latest plotline in what is shaping up to be an ultra-competitive National League race. Turns out, the Phillies did look into Justin Upton, talking to D-backs general manager Kevin Towers on more than one occasion about a potential trade.
January 30, 1989 |
If you are planning a visit to Octorara High School any time in the near future it may be a good idea not to bring Garnet Valley basketball player Bob Cox with you. For the second time in a month, the 6-foot, 1-inch point guard made a game- winning play to beat the Braves in the game's final seconds, this time on a 17-foot jump shot and ensuing free throw with 4 seconds left, giving the Jaguars a 52-51 nail-biting home victory. Three weeks ago, Cox hit a short baseline jumper with 7 seconds left, giving Garnet Valley a 59-57 road win over the Braves.
November 6, 2004 |
They formed a massive pileup in the center of the muddy football field late last night, raised their helmets to the heavens and hugged and shouted and didn't want to let go of the moment. You couldn't blame them. Williamstown had just registered probably the biggest victory in the program's 47-season history. Williamstown scored a stunning 32-30 Tri-County Conference Royal Division win over visiting Deptford, ending the Spartans' 20-game winning streak while taking a major step toward capturing a piece of the first football championship in its history.
July 7, 2013 |
The Phillies were home on an idyllic summer evening, and they could dream. No team in baseball has played fewer games in their own ballpark. There are luxuries the road does not offer. Before a 5-4 victory Friday was complete, a grounds-crew member handed the Phanatic an Atlanta Braves batting helmet. The mascot crushed it. He flashed the Braves dugout. Everyone cheered. The fans crave that old winning sensation. No one knows what the Phillies' future will be, although portents could come during this 10-game home trial.