Jun 6, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Wily Peralta pitches in the 1st inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Chop: Braves 6/22

Braves’ offense quiet in loss to Brewers

From AJC.com

MILWAUKEE — So much for a change of scenery and somebody not named the Mets to contend with to help break up the Braves doldrums at the plate. The Braves just took their offensive woes back on the road, and the Brewers exacerbated them.

Wily Peralta – he of the 4-8 record with a 6.08 ERA coming in – shut out the Braves for seven innings on the way to a 2-0 victory. The Braves drew six walks but managed only two hits, only one of which left the infield, and went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

Some Quotes From Dan Uggla on His New Contacts

From AJC.com

I felt great. The way I saw the ball tonight was night-and-day different than what it’s been. To get adjusted this quick to the contacts is really encouraging.

I wasn’t having to think about anything.  I wasn’t having to ‘oh gosh’ be in a rush, or anything like that. It was easier to be on time.

After Uggla was diagnosed with astigmatism in spring training, he tried contacts then but quit wearing them after he failed to see immediate improvement.  Of that, Uggla said…

It just kind of looked like a white blur coming in.  I didn’t go into it in spring with the right mindset.  I was just doing it to try it, hoping that instantly, I’d be able to see twice as good as I could before.


2013 MLB Rookie of the Year Stock Watch, Week 12 

From Bleacher Report

Braves’ fans love Evan Gattis, and are hoping his stint on the DL won’t do too much damage to the Braves’ chances of victory while he’s out, and further hope it won’t do too much damage to his chances for Rookie of the Year honors.  Every fan will be a touch biased, and Braves’ fans are no different.  Below is how the folks at Bleacher Report see things shaping up in the ROY race.  At Tomahawk Take, we might disagree.  We kinda like the guy in the 3rd spot below, but we’ll see….

1. Shelby Miller, RHP, Cardinals
2. Yasiel Puig, OF, Dodgers
3. Evan Gattis, C/OF, Braves
4. Hyun-Jin Ryu, LHP, Dodgers
5. Didi Gregorius, SS, Diamondbacks
6. Anthony Rendon, 2B/3B, Nationals

National League Glass Joe Title Holders?  

From Yahoo Sports

After huge losses to the Mets, and last night’s loss to the Brewers, some have dubbed the Braves the NL League Glass Joe Title Holder, along with the NY Yankees in the AL.  If you haven’t heard of the Glass Joe things, here’s a few tidbits of info about it….

It’s adapted from Eye On Baseball’s Heavyweight Championship Belt. Only the opposite. It’s for losers.  It’s named after Glass Joe, a 1-99 boxer from the “Punch-Out” video game series.   The Glass Joe Title is like a hot potato that no team wants to be left holding. If the current Glass Joe beats another team in a series — no ties, only a legit series win — they are free fromGlass Joe-ness. It doesn’t need to be a sweep either. Just a series win.   It’s for fun. Don’t get so bent out of shape.

Don’t get bent out of shape?  OK, we won’t but I have a hard time finding it funny that this title is now given to my beloved Braves.  Oh well, perhaps some of the team members, or Fredi, will read this, get mad, and come out fighting like a riled up rooster in game 2 of the Brewers’ series.

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