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12-31, 5th in NL East

Garr, Klesko to rep Braves at draft

Former Braves OFs Ralph Garr and Ryan Klesko will represent the team at this year's MLB draft. Garr spent eight years in Atlanta from 1968-75 and was an All-Star in '74, while Klesko spent eight years with the Braves from '92-99.

Despite upturn, Braves ranked last

After firing manager Fredi Gonzalez last week, the Braves responded with a season high in runs scored in the first game for new manager Brian Snitker. He's was 3-2 in his first week at the helm. Week 7 Power Rankings

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1dJerry Crasnick

The Braves' 2016 to-do list

The Braves have plenty of items on this season's to-do list, but winning lots of games isn't one of them. Jerry Crasnick lays out the six biggest considerations.

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Rupp sneaks homer inside foul pole (0:30)

Lineup: Braves (11-30) at Phillies (24-18)

  • 1. Chase d'Arnaud, 3B (R)
  • 2. Gordon Beckham, 2B (R)
  • 3. Freddie Freeman, 1B (L)
  • 4. Jeff Francoeur, LF (R)
  • 5. Nick Markakis, RF (L)
  • 6. Tyler Flowers, C (R)
  • 7. Ender Inciarte, CF (L)
  • 8. Erick Aybar, SS (S)
  • 9. Williams Perez, RHP (R)
  • Daily notes

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Brian Snitker has received about 300 texts and phone messages of congratulations since taking over for Fredi Gonzalez as Atlanta's new manager Tuesday. "I had to delete a bunch of voice mails because that box was way full," Snitker said Friday. He's made a lot of friends since breaking into the Atlanta organization as a player in 1977.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

40 games into the season, the Braves have 10 wins - by 10 different pitchers! Elias reports they're the first team ever to get 40 games in without a 2-game winner. Hard to do!

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Braves, Twins are historically bad

Both Minnesota and Atlanta lost on Thursday to drop to 10-30 on the season. The last time two teams lost at least 30 of their first 40 games in the same season was 1904 (Senators: 7-33 / Phillies: 9-31), per Elias Sports Bureau.

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Thursday's longest home runs

Chris Carter's 434-foot shot off Cubs starter Jason Hammel led the way, followed by Jeff Francoeur's solo shot, Daniel Murphy's first HR against his former team, the Mets, and Carlos Santana's first of two homers.

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Polanco powers Pirates by Braves 8-2

Gregory Polanco homered and tripled, John Jaso collected three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled by the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Thursday night.

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Aybar out after bone gets stuck in throat

Braves SS Erick Aybar was taken to a doctor, sedated and had the chicken bone removed after showing up to the park in discomfort, according to manager Brian Snitker. Story

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5dDavid Schoenfield

Three things we learned Wednesday

Johnny Cueto and the Giants are hot, Adam Wainwright is "dangerous" and the Twins and Braves are both on a 44-win pace this season.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Kansas City Royals in my opinion should pursue Julio Teheran of the Braves and Howie Kendrick of the Dodgers as early season trade targets.

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Wednesday's longest home runs

The American League flexed its muscles on Wednesday, as five of the six longest homers on the day belonged to Junior Circuit sluggers. Logan Morrison's 444-foot shot off Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey led the way.

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5dMarly Rivera

Lack of diversity among MLB managers is alarming

The lack of minority managers in MLB has always been a concern, but the Braves' firing of Fredi Gonzalez has brought the issue to the forefront again.

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Teheran guides Braves to 3-1 win over Pirates

Julio Teheran allowed five hits in 7 2/3 crisp innings and the Atlanta Braves gave Brian Snitker his first victory as interim manager with a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.

Braves looking to high school?

Keith Law's opening projection for the first round of the MLB draft has the Braves taking Jason Groome from New Jersey's Barnegat High School. The LHP has been on Atlanta's radar since the fall. Keith Law's mock draft 1.0 (Insider)

Snitker: 'bittersweet' to manage Braves

Brought up from Triple-A to manage Atlanta on an interim basis following the firing of Fredi Gonzalez, Brian Snitker is excited about his opportunity but sad to see Gonzalez go. “It's bittersweet because Fredi is a good friend of mine," he said. "We went through a lot together here. ... It's just part of the business." Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs13730th
Batting Average.23326th
On Base Percentage.29726th
Slugging Percentage.31930th
Earned Run Average4.5024th
Quality Starts18Tied-22nd
WHIP1.3720th
BAA.25921st

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