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For Braves, a shaky future after dismal finish

...Freeman (.288, 18 homers, 78 RBI), Jason Heyward (.271, 11, 58), Andrelton Simmons (.244, 7, 46) and Chris Johnson (.263, 10, 58). Evan Gattis (.263, 22, 52) was sidelined frequently by injuries and illness.Then there...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-29/braves-shaky-future-afte
Jonathan Papelbon earns save as Phillies edge Braves

...go-ahead run with a seventh-inning groundout.Luis Garcia (1-0) pitched a scoreless seventh to earn the win.Chris Johnson homered for Atlanta, which dropped its ninth in 11 games while falling to 5-18 this month.Philadelphia took the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-26/jonathan-papelbon-earns-
State of the Braves, part 1

...straightened itself out this season, and the team with more talent won the division. The aforementioned pieces ? Chris Johnson, Andrelton Simmons, second base ? have been offensive holes. A team can't win a division with such little depth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/david-lee/2014-09-25/state-atlant
Mets take care of Braves

...brought in Josh Edgin, who gave up a two-run single to Freddie Freeman. But Carlos Torres retired Justin Upton and Chris Johnson to end the threat.Jenrry Mejia then worked the ninth for his 27th save.Braves starter Mike Minor lasted only one...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-20/mets-take-care-braves
Bennett's two touchdowns help Bears fend off the Jets

...touchdown.Things began miserably for the Jets when Smith didn't see Mundy lurking in the flat on a screen pass to Chris Johnson. Mundy had nothing but clear field ahead of him to make it 7-0 only 32 seconds in. It was the sixth-year veteran's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-09-23/bennetts-two-touchdowns-help-
Nationals top Braves, close in on NL East crown

...scoreless eighth before Rafael Soriano gave up Justin Upton's run-scoring double in the ninth. After Soriano walked Chris Johnson, Drew Storen gave up Christian Bethancourt's single up the middle to drive in Upton.Storen's wild pitch left...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-15/nationals-top-braves-clo
Rangers break tie in eighth, edge Braves

...the eighth when Klein struck out Justin Upton. After issuing an intentional walk to Ryan Doumit, Klein struck out Chris Johnson to end the inning.The game ended when Atlanta's Andrelton Simmons flied out to right fielder Michael Choice on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-13/rangers-break-tie-eighth
Offensive woes might keep Atlanta Braves out of playoffs

...deal with the Braves. He's at .207 with 11 homers and 34 RBI this season.Others have disappointed, as well. Chris Johnson, who batted a surprising .321 a year ago, has slipped to .263 this season. Freddie Freeman (18 homers, 73 RBI...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-09-18/offensive-woes-might-kee
Chris Johnson leads Atlanta Braves over New York Mets

...Teheran was determined to pitch through the pain, especially after the Braves gave him three runs in the first.Chris Johnson hit a three-run double, Teheran overcame the injury scare to pitch seven strong innings and Atlanta beat the New...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-02/chris-johnson-leads-atla
Marlins blank Braves to end three-game skid

...It's not often you see a guy, especially a starter, that throws that many cutters," Braves third baseman Chris Johnson said."He was good at it, working it inside, outside. It's something we've got to get used to, him being...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-30/marlins-blank-braves-end