June 11, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla (26) before his at bat during the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. The Padres won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Chop: Braves 6/13


CBS Sports

Padres’ Volquez bounces back by riddling Braves

The Braves, who have lost five of seven, were swept for the second time this season. The first was at Detroit from April 26-28.

“Nothing to take away from the Padres, but this was a weird series,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “We outhit them all three games, but we lost all three. Let’s not forget that. Our guys busted their [rear ends] all three nights. In a one-run game, we had the right guy at the plate in the ninth with Justin. That’s the way baseball is sometimes. You run into a hot team and you don’t get any breaks. That’s just the way it goes.”

The Braves outhit the Padres 25-20 but were outscored 15-11.

“We thought we did all we could,” Upton said. “We swung the bats well, we played solid defense. Sometimes the game doesn’t go your way, and it didn’t work out for us.”


The Fresno Bee

Kerman High pitcher Carlos Salazar signs deal with Atlanta Braves

Kerman High baseball star Carlos Salazar is signed, sealed and soon-to-be delivered to Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves.

Salazar signed a contract Wednesday night and will report to the Braves’ Gulf Coast League rookie-level team next week, his agent, Dave Meier said.

“He’s thrilled,” Meier said. “He wants to get out there and start his professional endeavor.

Salazar was selected in the third round, No. 102 overall, in last week’s Major League amateur draft.


Occupy My Family

You’re Invited: Lunch with Atlanta Braves GM Frank Wren (June 18)

Location:  The Commerce Club  
49TH Floor
191 Peachtree Street

Time:  11:30 AM- Registration
Noon – Lunch & Program
1:10 PM- Adjourn

Details:  Frank Wren, general manager (GM) and executive vice president of the Atlanta Braves, will be the featured speaker at an Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on Tuesday, June 18. Attire at the Commerce Club is business attire.


MLB Fan Cave

Evan Gattis On Intentional Talk

As Atlanta Braves rookie Evan Gattis’ coming out party continues, his legend just keeps growing.

The 26-year-old folk hero graced Chris Rose and Kevin Millar with his presence on MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk” Tuesday. Gattis was his usual self – grounded, honest and a lot of fun.

If you haven’t experienced the Oso Blanco yet, this is the perfect place to start. Don’t be surprised if you’re hooked and find yourself wanting more.

And you can find plenty more right here at the MLB Fan Cave.

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