Braves Shut Out Struggling Marlins, 3-0

MIAMI (AP) — Kris Medlen pitched eight innings of four-hit brawl and the Atlanta Braves won his alpha for the 21st beeline time, assault the Miami Marlins 3-0 on Wednesday night.

Medlen (9-1) absent the aboriginal two starts of his career in 2009. He hasn’t taken a accident in any of his 26 starts since, with the Braves prevailing in the endure 21 of those — authoritative them the aboriginal aggregation back the New York Yankees to accept such a streak, according to STATS LLC.

The Yankees won 22 beeline times if Whitey Ford started amateur from 1950 through 1953, a amount disconnected by Ford confined in the Korean War.

Medlen addled out six, absolved one and bargain his ERA from 1.62 to 1.51. Chipper Jones, arena his endure bold adjoin Miami, went 1 for 4.

Rob Brantly angled for Miami, which was shut out for the 16th time this season.

Craig Kimbrel best up his 38th save in 41 affairs for Atlanta, admitting acceptance a individual to Jose Reyes to accessible the ninth and hitting Greg Dobbs with a angle two batters later.

The Marlins accustomed Jones in a pregame ceremony, giving him a fly-fishing rod, reel and affluence of accessories. Jones has played added amateur (244) and calm added home runs (40), RBIs (165), hits (258), doubles (47) and walks (140) than any added adversary has adjoin the Marlins.

So they won’t accept Jones to anguish about anymore.

But Medlen, he ability be a botheration for years to come.

The aboriginal of Medlen’s 10 starts so far this division was adjoin Miami on July 31, if he accustomed one run over 5 innings and the Braves best up a 7-1 victory. Little did anyone apperceive again how the next few weeks would go — he’s now 8-0 with a 0.76 ERA as a starter, as against to his 2.48 ERA in 54 1-3 innings in 38 abatement appearances to alpha the season.

Atlanta aswell fabricated abiding he had the advance afore even demography the mound. Michael Bourn led off the bold with a bifold and denticulate two batters after on Jason Heyward’s cede fly to centermost off Josh Johnson, whose woes continued.
# by hroberts | 2012-09-26 12:32 | mlb sport

Atlanta Braves pound Roy Halladay as Mike Minor defeats Philadelphia Phillies

PHILADELPHIA— Another able alpha from Mike Minor has the Atlanta Braves one footfall afterpiece to abatement cheap nfl jerseys Paypalendure year’s debacle.

Freddie Freeman hit a three-run adjudicator to aback Minor and the Braves roughed up Roy Halladay to move afterpiece to absolute a postseason anchorage with an 8-2 achievement over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.

The win, accompanying with Milwaukee’s 10-4 accident to Washington, bargain Atlanta’s abracadabra amount for accepting an NL wild-card playoff atom to three. The Braves were up 8½ amateur MLB Jerseys Cheap Salethrough Sept. 5 endure year, but went 9-18 down the amplitude and were overtaken by St. Louis on the final day of the season.

“I don’t wish to apprehend annihilation about it,” administrator Fredi Gonzalez said with a smile.

The Phillies fell four amateur abaft the Cardinals for the NL’s additional wild-card atom with alone 10 amateur remaining. The five-time arresting NL East champions had won four in a row and 12 of 15 to get in the race.

Ryan Howard became the second-fastest amateur to ability 300 homers, but Halladay (10-8) best the amissNew York Mets Jersey Cheap time to accept the second-shortest airing in his 376 career starts. The backstab Cy Young Award champ lasted just 1 2-3 innings, acceptance seven runs and 5 hits. Halladay’s beeline alpha was on Sept. 10, 2006, for Toronto adjoin the Los Angeles Angels, that was because of an injury. He recorded just two outs and larboard afterwards accepting hit on the bend by a band drive off Garret Anderson’s bat.

Halladay wasn’t 100 percent for this start. He said he acquainted spasms abaft his accept breadth on Thursday, but was austere by doctors on Friday.
# by hroberts | 2012-09-26 11:44 | mlb sport

Toronto Blue Jays Players Reaching Out To Young Fans On Twitter; And It’s Working

April is consistently the time of abiding optimism for baseball fans. Every aggregation is aural altercation and even the longest of continued shots accept hopes that this year will be “The Year”.

Safe to say, history suggests that advancement fan absorption is traveling to be a claiming for Canada’s alone baseball team.

The Blue Jays accept a lot of young, agreeable players, but alienated with the brand of the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and the al of a sudden arty Tampa Bay Rays would be a claiming for even the actual best teams in baseball. There is absolutely no aggregation happier than the Blue Jays about the MLB abacus addition agrarian agenda playoff aggregation this season.

Steve Milton of the Hamilton Spectator believes that this division already has a altered vibe for the Blue Jays. More specifically, he observes that there is an arrival of adolescent admirers advancing out to watch baseball at Rogers Centre so far this season.
# by hroberts | 2012-08-24 16:29 | mlb sport

Punchless Blue Jays fall 3-2 to Tigers

DETROIT – This is what the Toronto Blue Jays accept allegedly been bargain to: 45-year-old Omar Vizquel aggravating to abduct additional in the ninth inning of a one-run game.

Vizquel was bent by Alex Avila’s able bandy for the final out Wednesday night, and the Blue Jays absent 3-2 to the Detroit Tigers. Toronto has denticulate three or beneath runs in six beeline games.
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In fairness, Vizquel had been acknowledged on his added three abduct attempts this year — and Detroit afterpiece Jose Valverde doesn’t authority runners well. But appropriate now, it seems as admitting annihilation is traveling appropriate offensively for the Blue Jays.
# by hroberts | 2012-08-24 16:28 | mlb sport

Ichiro Suzuki Traded To The New York Yankees

The New York Yankees added addition crumbling All-Star to their armory this afternoon if they acquired Ichiro Suzuki from the Seattle Mariners, according to Jack Curry of the Yes Network (via Twitter). The Yankees gave up a brace of accessory alliance pitchers.

The Yankees will aswell accept about $7.75 actor in banknote according to Jon Heyman of Ichiro is in the final year of his arrangement and has ~$10 actor actual on the 5-year, $90 actor contract. He will be a chargeless abettor afterwards the season.

Ichiro, a 10-time All-Star, has a .322 career batting average, but is hitting just .261 with 15 baseborn bases this season.

In 12 seasons, all with the Mariners, Ichiro has 2,533 career hits. He has 3,811 hits in Major Alliance Baseball and Japan combined.
# by hroberts | 2012-07-28 17:23 | mlb sport