John Smoltz

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Braves Hammer Reds

Reyes gets easy first win while subbing for Smoltz

(Newser) - The Atlanta Braves made it easy for Jo-Jo Reyes to win his 2008 debut. Reyes gave up one run in 5 1/3 innings, and Atlanta broke open a close game with a six-run seventh to beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-1 last night. Reyes (1-0), recalled from Triple-A Richmond for the... More »

Delgado's Two Homers Lift Mets Over Braves

Atlanta's John Smoltz has first rough outing of the season in defeat

(Newser) - Carlos Delgado turned boos into a standing ovation with his first two-homer game in almost a year, leading the New York Mets to a 6-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. The Mets knocked out John Smoltz after four innings in his first shaky outing of the season and... More »

Smoltz Passes 3000K

Atlanta ace outdueled by rookie as Washington rolls, 6-0

(Newser) - John Smoltz became the 16th pitcher in major league history to reach 3,000 career strikeouts, but was outpitched by John Lannan in the Washington Nationals' 6-0 win over the Atlanta Braves. Smoltz fanned Felipe Lopez in the third inning, the veteran hurler's fourth of the game, to reach the... More »

Smoltz Notches 10 Strikeouts, Braves Shut Out Marlins 8-0

Veteran ace racks up K total in only 5 innings of work

(Newser) - With John Smoltz on the mound and Chipper Jones at the plate, their team looked like the Atlanta Braves of old. The Braves began Thursday night's game off to their worst start since 1990, but Smoltz and Jones provided a lift to help beat the Florida Marlins 8-0. Smoltz pitched... More »

Francoeur Has 7 RBIs in Braves Win Over Nationals

Smoltz allows one run in six inning as Washington loses 9th straight

(Newser) - Jeff Francoeur had two home runs and a career-high seven RBIs, and the Atlanta Braves handed the Washington Nationals their ninth straight loss, 10-2 today. Francoeur hit a three-run home run in the first, a two-run single in the fourth and a two-run shot in the sixth. He came in... More »

Smoltz, Teixeira Lift Braves Past Mets

Atlanta relievers combine to make lead hold up

(Newser) - Johan Santana was sharp. The New York Mets just couldn't do much against John Smoltz and the Braves bullpen. Smoltz pitched five scoreless innings in his season debut and Atlanta beat New York 3-1 on Sunday to complete a two-game sweep of the rain-shortened series. Santana (0-1) gave up only... More »

Braves Trade Renteria for Prospects

Detroit fills SS gap; Atlanta ushers in youth movement

(Newser) - The Tigers have signaled that the future is now; with the window closing on last year's AL champions, Detroit has traded two stellar prospects for the veteran bat and glove of Edgar Renteria. Atlanta will receive righty fireballer Jair Jurrjens, 21, and outfielder Gorkys Hernandez, 20, who hit .293 and... More »

Phillies Trounce Mets as Wagner Melts Down

NY closer blows a save; Mets' division lead narrows to two games

(Newser) - The Mets counted on closer Billy Wagner to pull off a crucial two-inning save last night, and he blew it. Wagner surrendered one run in the eighth inning and two in the ninth, the last on a Chase Utley single that won the game 11-0 for Philadelphia. The Phillies' key... More »

Bonds Snubbed by Baseball Commish

Selig vows to skip Bonds' bid at home run crown

(Newser) - Just two blasts shy of Hank Aaron's all-time record, slugger Barry Bonds has a chance to become the new home run king in his own backyard. But Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has vowed not to attend Bonds' seven-game homestand in San Francisco that began last night—nor take... More »

Smoltz Stones Mets for Milestone

Atlanta pitcher founds exclusive 200-win, 150-save club

(Newser) - Facing off against former teammate Tom Glavine, do-it-all Braves righty John Smoltz prevailed again for his 200th win—the most for any player with 150 saves or more. Smoltz was converted to a closer in 2001 and back to a starter in 2005, and his 154 saves are an Atlanta... More »

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