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July 5, 2010
  Monday at 7:05 p.m. Atlanta RHP Derek Lowe (9-6, 4.53 ERA) vs. RHP Roy Halladay (9-7, 2.42)   Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. RHP Jair Jurrjens (1-3, 5.59) vs. LHP Cole Hamels (6-7, 4.07)   Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. RHP Kris Medlen (5-1, 3.01) vs. LHP Jamie Moyer (9-7, 4.13)
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January 26, 2014
The Atlanta Braves agreed to a minor-league contract with righthander Freddy Garcia and invited him to their big-league spring-training camp. A 37-year-old righthander, Garcia went 1-2 with a 1.65 in six games for the Braves, including three starts, after he was acquired from Baltimore last year. He also pitched six solid innings in Game 4 of the division series against the Dodgers. Atlanta wanted a veteran to bolster a talented but young group of starters, especially after Tim Hudson signed with San Francisco.
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May 9, 2010 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
This windy Saturday afternoon never felt right for the Phillies. Maybe it was that manager Charlie Manuel, who was attending his daughter's wedding in Virginia, wasn't around. Maybe it was that second baseman Chase Utley sat on the bench for his first day off in 2010. Maybe it was that the constant pitching changes lulled the Phils to sleep. Whatever the case, something was missing. The Phillies had zero extra-base hits and rolled over against the Braves in a 4-1 loss. "It was kind of a listless game because we couldn't get the big hit and get any momentum going," bench coach and manager-for-a-day Pete Mackanin said.
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May 8, 2010 | By Matt Gelb, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A windy Saturday afternoon never felt right for the Phillies. Maybe it was that manager Charlie Manuel, who was attending his daughter's wedding, wasn't around. Maybe it was that second baseman Chase Utley sat on the bench for his first day off in 2010. Maybe it was that the constant pitching changes lulled the Phils to sleep. Whatever the case, something was missing. The Phillies had zero extra-base hits and rolled over against the Braves in a 4-1 loss. "It was kind of a listless game because we couldn't get the big hit and get any momentum going," bench coach and manager-for-a-day Pete Mackanin said.
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May 9, 2010 | By Matt Gelb INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This windy Saturday afternoon never felt right for the Phillies. Maybe it was that manager Charlie Manuel, who was attending his daughter's wedding in Virginia, wasn't around. Maybe it was that second baseman Chase Utley sat on the bench for his first day off in 2010. Maybe it was that the constant pitching changes lulled the Phils to sleep. Whatever the case, something was missing. The Phillies had zero extra-base hits and rolled over against the Braves in a 4-1 loss. "It was kind of a listless game because we couldn't get the big hit and get any momentum going," bench coach and manager-for-a-day Pete Mackanin said.
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August 6, 2010 | By Francisco Delgado, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Martinez shows how 'not working' is done Perhaps all of us (and by "all of us" we mean you, Brett Favre) can learn something about retirement from Pedro Martinez. The erstwhile Dodger, Expo, Red Sox, Met, and Phillie, in a phone interview with the AP, said he had turned down overtures from teams looking for arms for their pennant runs. It was very flattering and all, he said, but all things considered, the 38-year-old righthander would rather stay in Santo Domingo. "Very tempting," he said, "but I have already committed to my kids for the rest of the year and going on vacations, and made plans already with the family.
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May 31, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
TWO BIG swings and one last 98-mph fastball left the Atlanta Braves with a giant sigh of relief. Dan Uggla hit a three-run homer and Michael Bourn also went deep Tuesday night, leading the Braves to a 5-4 win over the visiting St. Louis Cardinals that snapped an eight-game losing streak - Atlanta's longest in more than 2 years. "This is not an indication of what's going to happen the next day or the next week or the next month," Uggla said. "But it definitely snaps the feeling of, 'Aww, man, are we ever going to win again?
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August 23, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
KRIS MEDLEN understood the enormity of his latest start and he delivered. The Braves starter pitched seven shutout innings in his latest winning performance and Martin Prado's two-run double proved decisive to help visiting Atlanta end a four-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. Medlen (5-1) allowed seven hits while striking out seven and walking one in his fifth start of the season. The Braves have won 16 consecutive starts behind the right-hander dating back to May 2010.
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July 7, 2010 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
When news that the Phillies had acquired Roy Halladay reached Bobby Cox in mid-December, his reaction was immediate. "I thought, holy . . . " the Braves manager said. It didn't take long, though, until Cox's concern was somewhat alleviated as further details of that four-team deal were announced. The Phillies had traded Cliff Lee to Seattle. "Thirty seconds later . . . " Cox said as he made a gesture of relief. The Phillies began the second half of the season Tuesday against Atlanta at Citizens Bank Park, and Cox's Braves have raised serious concerns about the Phils' chances for a third straight National League pennant.
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April 18, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The night before, Ryne Sandberg said the game begins with pitching and defense. Baseball, of course, is one of only two games - cricket is the other - in which the action is initiated by the defensive team, starting with the pitcher, but that's not what the Phillies manager was referencing. He was talking about how teams with the best pitching and defense usually wind up at the top of the standings, a theory that can be proved simply by looking at the five National League teams that reached the postseason last season.
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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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March 12, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Imaginary alarm bells were sounded in Clearwater last Thursday, but it wasn't from the tornado that touched down in the Tampa Bay area that day. It came after Cole Hamels said he wasn't strong enough to throw to hitters. Four days later, Ryne Sandberg provided some "positive" news that should provide at least a temporary calming effect on overworried Phillies fans. Hamels will throw a side bullpen session tomorrow, Sandberg said. It will be the first time Hamels will have taken the mound since March 1. Mike Adams (bullpen session)
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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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January 26, 2014
The Atlanta Braves agreed to a minor-league contract with righthander Freddy Garcia and invited him to their big-league spring-training camp. A 37-year-old righthander, Garcia went 1-2 with a 1.65 in six games for the Braves, including three starts, after he was acquired from Baltimore last year. He also pitched six solid innings in Game 4 of the division series against the Dodgers. Atlanta wanted a veteran to bolster a talented but young group of starters, especially after Tim Hudson signed with San Francisco.
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September 30, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - Cliff Lee staggered on his final jog to the Phillies dugout. The scoreboard turned black at Turner Field as Guns N' Roses blasted to signal closer Craig Kimbrel and another eventual Braves victory Friday. Lee ended his 12th season in disbelief. He slouched in a clubhouse chair minutes after a 1-0 Phillies loss and hoisted his smartphone to video chat with his wife. He said goodbye, sighed, and contemplated his baseball mortality. He spoke like a fatalist Friday, insisting he is likely to retire after the 2016 season.
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August 15, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ATLANTA - Ethan Cash Martin grew up 90 minutes from Atlanta in Toccoa, a city of just under 10,000 that sits on the Georgia-South Carolina border in northern Georgia. Martin said he has gone to quite a few Braves games over the years, even back when the team was playing at Fulton County Stadium. He went to a playoff game at Turner Field as a high school freshman in the fall of 2004. He idolized David Justice as a kid and wanted to be John Smoltz when he grew up. Martin's baseball dreams came true a half-decade ago, when the Los Angeles Dodgers drafted him in the first round out of Stephens County High School.
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August 15, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - This stadium, the one Ethan Martin visited as a kid to watch his favorite team, displayed the promise of his right arm on Tuesday night. His own cheering section formed at Turner Field. He threw his fastball with conviction, but five innings in his third major-league start - a 3-1 Phillies loss - served to point out his inexperience. "The kid stuck in there," Charlie Manuel said. That is why the Phillies manager and others view Martin as an eventual reliever. He has the stuff: 62 of his 96 pitches were fastballs and he showed no fear in throwing it. More and more pitches magnified Martin's flaws.
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July 9, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
After the Phillies beat the front-running Atlanta Braves on Friday, the excitement was back and there was talk of momentum to begin a 10-game homestand. After a decisive defeat on Saturday, that momentum was short-circuited. The shifting emotions and scores continued Sunday when the Phillies defeated the Braves, 7-3, in the series finale at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies gained a game on the Braves this weekend but are still 71/2 games out of first place in the National League East with 73 to play.
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