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  1. Why Justin and B.J. Upton have struggled - MLB

    Justin Havens

    Justin Havens looks closer at the struggles this season from B.J. and Justin Upton in Atlanta. He sees their declining production against pitches up in the zone a concern for the Braves.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2014
  2. Top stats to know: Angels at Braves

    Justin Havens

    AP Photo/Alex Gallardo Nobody has hit more home runs on pitches down in the zone this season than Mike Trout. Tonight on ESPN (8 PM ET), two teams in the thick of their divisional races square off in an interleague matchup as the Atlanta Braves hos...

    Blog | June 15, 2014
  3. Phillies starters: Good news, bad news

    Bill Baer

    Below is a chart illustrating something that I found interesting about Roberto Hernandez's start on Sunday in the series finale against the Washington Nationals. It displays the number of pitches Hernandez threw in each zone: If you take that ...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  4. Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez, Arizona Diamondbacks Gerardo Parr...

    Doug Mittler

    In ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue, Doug Mittler writes that as new defensive metrics gain relevance in MLB, bargain players like Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra won't be underpaid for long.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  5. Andrelton Simmons has a chance to surpass Ozzie Smith as the best...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan explains why Andrelton Simmons has a chance to surpass Ozzie Smith as the best defensive shortstop ever.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2014
  6. Chris Johnson's 3-run HR in 10th inning lifts Braves over Mets

    Braves 4, Mets 1(10)

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 21, 2013
  7. Increased strikeouts pace Reds at home

    Will Cohen, ESPN Stats & Info

    About the ESPN Hot Zone • Use the dropdowns to select sortable information about the player. • A color will appear when there are at least five at-bats using the selected criteria. • Click on the image to receive...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  8. Strasburg mixes speeds to down Braves

    ESPN Stats & Information

    ESPN Stats & InformationStephen Strasburg has registered outs with his changeup while steering clear of the strike zone in August. Opponents are 1-15 against the pitch in his last 4 starts.Tuesday against the Atlanta Braves, Stephen Strasburg showed ...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  9. Josh Hamilton is crushing everything, which means pitchers must a...

    Buster Olney

    Josh Hamilton is doing things we've never seen before, and yet opposing pitchers continue to feed him pitches to drive. As Buster Olney writes, it's time to try one last option before walking him: expand the strike zone.

    Blog | Conversation | May 13, 2012
  10. 2011 NLDS: Tony La Russa's winning argument

    Amy K. Nelson

    Tony La Russa aired his complaints about the strike zone on the mound to the umpire and on television to a national audience. It worked, because the Cardinals resonded and even their series with the Phillies.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2011
  11. Atlanta Braves Jonny Venters needs to be owned in all fantasy lea...

    Jason Grey

    Jason Grey has a closer look at the Braves' Jonny Venters, the top pure relief pitcher on the Player Rater this season despite just three saves.

    Blog | Conversation | June 13, 2011
  12. An adjustment in his arm angle has helped Brandon Morrow become d...

    Buster Olney

    Nobody has ever questioned the talent of Brandon Morrow. Seattle passed up hometown favorite Tim Lincecum to take him. But until he made a subtle yet significant mechanical change -- his arm angle -- he couldn't become dominant. Now he is.

    Blog | Conversation | September 03, 2010
  13. Braves' Tim Hudson continues domination with fourth straight win

    Tim Hudson threw eight dominant innings, Troy Glaus hit a two-run single in Atlanta's three-run fourth and the Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 on Saturday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 07, 2010
  14. Jimenez dominates Braves for first no-hitter in Rockies' history

    Ubaldo Jimenez pitched the first no-hitter in the Colorado Rockies' 18-year history, dominating the Atlanta Braves in a 4-0 victory Saturday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | April 17, 2010
  15. Sky Kalkman -- Analyzing the Hall of Fame Zone helps shed light o...

    Sky Kalkman

    Who's in? Who's out? The debate boils down to a few simple graphs.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2010
  16. Buster Olney blog -- MLB -- Detailing the key matchups that will ...

    Buster Olney

    Whether it's how the Yankees will change their strategy against Chase Utley or how Pedro will deal with the cold or even how Ryan Howard and Mark Teixeira will handle the soft stuff, these are the keys to Game 6, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | November 04, 2009