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Kris Medlen could barely contain his enthusiasm Friday when the Braves pitcher discussed what Dodger Stadium meant to him, and how he used to come to games with sold-out crowds when he was a kid growing up in nearby Norwalk, a Los Angeles suburb.. . .
Kris Medlen pitched 6 2-3 scoreless innings and hit his first major league home run, Dan Uggla also went deep, and the Atlanta Braves continued their recent stretch of dominant starting pitching in a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.
Kris Medlen has fond memories of the many visits he made to Dodger Stadium during his youth. But none of them were as exhilarating as the latest ones he created during his most recent visit to the storied ballpark.
Solid starting pitching is a major reason the Atlanta Braves have built a sizable lead atop the NL East, and the rotation has been especially stellar since the calender turned to June.
The Braves focused on a handful of attributes and stuck to them, loading up on young arms with the potential to build up to big league velocity and reaching into the high school talent pool early and often in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.. . .