Cameron Maybin's eighth-inning homer Tuesday allowed the Braves to avoid being shut out. He's been one of their 2-3 best hitters since late April, and if they could get him and Jace Peterson to get their road averages more in line with their home stats, it might help offset the loss of Freddie Freeman for the next  10 days or so. (AP file photo)

Maybin, Peterson could be keys while Freeman DL’d

2:35 pm Jun. 24, 2015

 WASHINGTON – Cameron Maybin’s eighth-inning homer off Matt Thornton on Tuesday allowed the Braves to avoid being shut out and also ended a streak of 75 homerless innings pitched by the Nationals left-hander, which had

A pair of 38-year-olds, catcher A.J. Pierzynski and closer Jason Grilli, have performed admirably  so far in June after struggling to varying degrees in May. (Curtis Compton/AJC photo)

Who thought Braves offense would be just fine?

2:16 pm Jun. 18, 2015

Next spring when the pundits and scribes confidently offer their predictions on the strengths, weaknesses and overall chances of your favorite baseball team, remember what was said and written about the Braves last spring. About

Three Braves scored here on Jace Peterson's decisive triple in the ninth inning Sunday, but it was Freddie Freeman's homer earlier that triggered the rally. (AP photo)

Freeman, Braves take momentum into Arizona series

5:45 pm Jun. 1, 2015

 PHOENIX – He hasn’t felt good at the plate for the past couple of weeks, but Freddie Freeman’s rally-starting homer off Giants closer Santiago Casilla in the ninth inning Sunday was the Braves first baseman’s