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Atlanta Braves

Stadium: Turner Field | Manager: Fredi Gonzalez
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Braves.24755202.72
NL East3rd5th1st1st
National League 8th11th1st2nd

Next Game

Wed, April 16, 7:05 PM EDT
Citizens Bank Park
Atlanta Braves
at
Philadelphia Phillies
+115
Line
-125

Probable Pitchers

ATLW-LERASO
J. Teheran 1-1 2.849

PHIW-LERASO
C. Lee 2-1 5.5015

Schedule

Sat Apr 5
W 6 - 2at WAS
Recap
Sun Apr 6
L 2 - 1at WAS
Recap
Tue Apr 8
L 4 - 0NYM
Recap
Wed Apr 9
W 4 - 3NYM
Recap
Thu Apr 10
L 6 - 4NYM
Recap
Fri Apr 11
W 7 - 6WAS
Recap
Sat Apr 12
W 6 - 3WAS
Recap
Sun Apr 13
W 10 - 2WAS
Recap
Mon Apr 14
W 9 - 6at PHI
Recap
Tue Apr 15
at PHI
Postponed
7:05 pm EDT
Today
at PHI
Preview
1:05 pm EDT
Thu Apr 17
MLB Network Regionalat PHI
7:10 pm EDT
Fri Apr 18
at NYM
7:10 pm EDT
Sat Apr 19
at NYM
1:10 pm EDT
Sun Apr 20
at NYM
7:10 pm EDT
Mon Apr 21
MIA
7:10 pm EDT
Tue Apr 22
MIA
12:10 pm EDT
Wed Apr 23
MLB Network MIA
7:35 pm EDT
Fri Apr 25
CIN
7:10 pm EDT
Sat Apr 26
CIN

Standings

NL
Central
CONF
W-L
Overall
W-L
Milwaukee7-410-4
St. Louis9-59-5
Pittsburgh7-87-8
Cincinnati5-76-9
Chicago4-84-8
NL
West
CONF
W-L
Overall
W-L
San Francisco9-59-5
Los Angeles8-49-5
Colorado5-77-8
San Diego3-56-8
Arizona4-134-13
NL
East
CONF
W-L
Overall
W-L
Atlanta9-49-4
Washington8-68-6
New York6-57-7
Philadelphia5-56-7
Miami6-96-9
1397595311
Rainout allows Braves to slightly alter rotation plans
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Following Tuesday's rainout against the Phillies, the Braves announced they would be skipping David Hale in the rotation. Hale was expected to start Tuesday.

Therefore, the rotation will remain on schedule. Julio Teheran will start Wednesday and Alex Wood will finish off the series Thursday.

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Braves/Phillies won't be playing Tuesday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Braves/Phillies game was postponed Tuesday due to inclement weather. The makeup game will be announced at a later date.

David Hale and Cliff Lee were supposed to start Tuesday's game.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1397589751
Performance not Evan Gattis' only concern
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

The good news is Evan Gattis hit two home runs Monday, breaking out of a slump that had hitting around the Mendoza line over the first two weeks. The bad news is he was starting for just the fifth time in nine games.

That's not what I expected in his first year replacing Brian McCann as the Braves' primary catcher. I know Fredi Gonzalez said he wanted Gattis catching only 110 games -- so not catching about one-third of the time -- but I assumed that meant he'd be playing left field on some of his "off" days. His bat is too important to the lineup, after all. He was the Braves' cleanup hitter during the playoffs last year.

So far, though, he has yet to make an appearance in left field, which gives me serious doubts about his viability in shallower leagues. Now, that could always change. Maybe he'll go so hot that the Braves can't afford to remove him from the lineup. Or maybe they'll have to limit B.J. Upton's exposure again, creating more opportunities for Gattis in left. But clearly, neither scenario is what the Braves have in mind.

Gattis has monster power that makes him too valuable to consider dropping in Rotisserie leagues, but playing only one-third of the time won't do him much good in Head-to-Head leagues where every team starts just one catcher and Mike Zunino and Devin Mesoraco are crying out to be owned. I'm not changing my rankings just yet, but I might if this arrangment continues.

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Craig Kimbrel plays catch before Tuesday's game
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel, who sat out Monday's game against the Phillies due to a sore right shoulder, played catch Tuesday afternoon, per MLB.com. Kimbrel could be available Tuesday, if the game against Philadelphia isn't rained out.

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Dan Uggla smacks solo home run, grand slam Monday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Braves second baseman Dan Uggla went 2 for 4 with two home runs and five RBI in his team's 9-6 win over the Phillies Monday.

Uggla was 0 for 3 at the plate going into the eighth inning, when he hit the second of three consecutive home runs for the Braves. He then came up with the bases loaded and his team down one in the ninth inning and cranked a grand slam, posting his first multihomer game since June 9 of last season. He has hit .222/.265/.400 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 45 at-bats.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGFreddie Freeman , 1B.404
HRFreddie Freeman , 1B4
RBIDan Uggla , 2B10
OBPFreddie Freeman , 1B.491
SLGFreddie Freeman , 1B.745
RDan Uggla , 2B10
SBJason Heyward , RF4
WLuis Avilan , RP3
ERAErvin Santana , SP0.64
WHIPErvin Santana , SP0.64
KAlex Wood , RP17
SVCraig Kimbrel , RP5
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