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May 15, 2011
ATLANTA - Before Saturday's game, Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, John Mayberry Jr., Ben Francisco, and Jason Heyward posed for photographs. The five African American players from both teams were wearing Negro League uniforms from the Philadelphia Stars and Atlanta Black Crackers. The baggy uniforms required everyone to cuff their pants high. On Sunday, both teams will wear throwbacks from 1974. Manuel is hoping for better luck. "They're terrible," Manuel jokingly said of Saturday's threads.
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November 30, 2012 | From Inquirer Wire Services
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.
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August 6, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
Tim Hudson was very impressed with his speedy new teammate, George Costanza. Er, make that Jose Constanza. Kid about "Seinfeld" now. The way this rookie is playing soon no one is going to get his name wrong. Constanza had an RBI triple and made two outstanding catches in the outfield to back Hudson, Dan Uggla extended his career-best hitting streak to 26 games with a two-run single in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the host New York Mets, 4-1, last night. "Costanza, Georgie, came in, he's doing well . . . that's his name right?"
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April 13, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
The Braves did it all. Pitched well. Went deep. Manufactured runs. Played some brilliant defense. Tommy Hanson pitched four-hit ball over seven innings for his first win, Jason Heyward and Brian McCann homered, and Chipper Jones drove in two runs to lead Atlanta Braves past visiting Florida, 5-0, last night. Hanson (1-2) finally got a few runs to work with and the Braves turned in several nifty defensive plays, two of them diving stops by shortstop Alex Gonzalez. "We did a little bit of everything," Jones said.
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July 1, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Atlanta Braves are a team that rarely rebuilds, with the ability to incorporate young players and veterans and keep moving on the competitive path. The Phillies, meanwhile, appear to be stuck between a fading past and a not-so-bright future. After the Braves swept four games from them with Sunday's 3-2 win at Citizens Bank Park, the distance between the teams is growing. And it's not just in the standings, where the Braves lead Washington by a half-game and the Phillies by eight in the National League East.
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March 16, 2012
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Remember that famous optical illusion? The one that looks like an old woman or a young woman? Google it. Stare at it. Picture it in your mind. Got it? Good. Now, do the same thing with the Braves' roster. Because with 3 weeks to go before Opening Day, it is impossible to form a definitive opinion on what to expect out of the Phillies' most recent National League East rivals. Do you see a team that has entered the last two Septembers in position for a playoff berth?
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September 20, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
THE SLIDING Atlanta Braves stumbled again last night, losing 6-5 to the Florida Marlins on Omar Infante's game-ending two-run homer. Atlanta now has dropped three of four, and its NL wild-card lead is down to 2 1/2 games over surging St. Louis. The Braves have eight games remaining, the Cardinals nine. Rookie closer Craig Kimbrel came in to preserve Atlanta's 5-4 lead and retired the first two batters he faced in the ninth. But Emilio Bonifacio then hit a chopper to third baseman Chipper Jones, who could not field the infield hit. Infante then drove a 1-0 pitch to deep left for his first game-ending homer.
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May 12, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
The Nationals are showing some resiliency at the end of a road trip. Ian Desmond hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the 11th inning, Jayson Werth followed with a two-run homer and Washington beat Atlanta, 7-3, last night. After losing three straight at Citizens Bank Park to open a nine-game road trip, the Nationals (18-18) have climbed back to .500 overall by winning four of five, including the first two games of the three-game series with the Braves. The win in the 11th was set up by a two-run rally after the Braves led 3-1 in the ninth.
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June 17, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez didn't even see the balk that gave Atlanta its latest extra-innings win. Everyone else did. With a runner on third and two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, Mets reliever D.J. Carrasco stopped and then restarted his motion with Jason Heyward at the plate, bringing home the winning run to give the host Braves a 9-8 win last night. "The next thing I know Heyward's hands are in the air without a bat," Gonzalez said. "I said, 'What's going on?
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December 5, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Phillies president Andy MacPhail and general manager Matt Klentak will get on an airplane this weekend and fly to Nashville for the winter meetings. As if four-plus days confined inside the hokey Opryland Hotel were not punishment enough, the two men charged with rescuing the Phillies from baseball purgatory also begin their journey devoid of any electricity surrounding their broken-down baseball team. We realize this is not your fault, gentlemen, but it's difficult for the dwindling fan base to feel even lukewarm about the hot stove moves you have made this offseason.
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July 1, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Atlanta Braves are a team that rarely rebuilds, with the ability to incorporate young players and veterans and keep moving on the competitive path. The Phillies, meanwhile, appear to be stuck between a fading past and a not-so-bright future. After the Braves swept four games from them with Sunday's 3-2 win at Citizens Bank Park, the distance between the teams is growing. And it's not just in the standings, where the Braves lead Washington by a half-game and the Phillies by eight in the National League East.
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June 19, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - Kyle Kendrick experimented Tuesday before a 5-2 Phillies win over the Atlanta Braves. He trotted to the left-field grass at Turner Field earlier than usual. He followed his normal preparation, completed his pregame throwing session, and sat for 10 minutes in the bullpen. Then, he threw some more in the muggy Georgian air. "I was pretty loose early," Kendrick said. In his first 13 starts, Kendrick allowed 15 first-inning runs (13 earned). In this start, Kendrick fired three strikes to Jason Heyward, and the Braves' hulking leadoff hitter watched them all. Next came B.J. Upton, and three more pitches dispatched him on a strikeout.
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March 13, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Justin Upton popped a David Buchanan sinker into the sky, and the 24-year-old Phillies righthander shouted as he descended the Champion Stadium mound. Shortstop Freddy Galvis captured the lazy fly ball. Buchanan, an improbable entrant in the fifth-starter competition this spring, completed three scoreless innings Tuesday against a stacked Braves lineup. He was disappointed. "You never like falling behind [the hitters] because you never want to get hurt," Buchanan said.
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March 12, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez could not recall which expletive he used Sunday when his No. 1 starter, Kris Medlen, darted from the mound to the clubhouse, then Monday to an MRI tube. There were fears that Medlen, a 28-year-old Tommy John survivor, had suffered another serious injury to his right arm. The Braves harbored faint optimism Monday as they prepared for a Grapefruit League game against their rival Phillies. Gonzalez coped with six words. "Thank God we signed Freddy Garcia," he said.
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February 27, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Here in the shadow of the Magic Kingdom sits the land of the young and the spring-training home of the Atlanta Braves. This baseball camp is in stark contrast to the one 87 miles to the west in beautiful Clearwater, Fla., where senior citizens won't just fill the stands at Bright House Field when the Grapefruit League schedule begins. They will also occupy the field. All right, so that's a cheap shot. Nobody in the Phillies camp has an AARP card. Not yet anyway.
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September 28, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - There is no limit to the gore of this season's final days. The Phillies pitching staff is in tatters. The bullpen will assume the brunt of the final two games because four starters are injured. Tyler Cloyd is still healthy, and that made the situation worse. A 7-1 loss to the Braves was a disaster for a team that craved an uneventful night. The torture lasted 3 hours, 4 minutes and 187 pitches thrown by six Phillies. Cloyd recorded three outs on 57 pitches. He allowed hits to eight of the 13 batters he faced.
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August 16, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - John Lannan hid behind his black glove. The soundtrack for his Wednesday start, the Braves' trademark Tomahawk Chop, looped yet again. Pitching coach Rich Dubee sensed trouble in the second inning of a 6-3 Phillies loss, and that is when Lannan's night ended because of a knee injury. Later, he spoke with despair. He may have thrown his final pitch for the Phillies. "I feel like I'm letting everybody down - letting myself down, my family down - but you have to look at the silver lining," Lannan said.
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July 24, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
JASON HEYWARD made a diving catch with runners on first and second and two outs in the ninth inning after pinch-hitter Reed Johnson hit a go-ahead single with two outs in a two-run top half, leading visiting Atlanta to a 2-1, comeback victory over the New York Mets last night. Playing for the first time after missing six games with a strained right hamstring, Heyward made a long run to his right and slid along the wet grass to hold his glove up after grabbing pinch-hitter Justin Turner's fly ball.
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July 19, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Cliff Lee has seen the numbers. He knows the Phillies were outscored by 45 runs in their first 96 games but entered the all-star break at .500. It is less a function of his team than a result of the National League East's occupants. Yes, Lee said, the Phillies have played their best baseball in the last three weeks. But . . . "Lucky for us, the Braves haven't really run away with it," Lee said. "As bad as we've played, we're within striking distance. It's not my job to make those decisions, whether we are buyers or sellers.
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