June 6, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Brandon Beachy (37) looks on from the dugout during the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday Morning Chop: Braves 6/23

Brewers Hand Braves Another 2-0 Loss

From Talking Chop

Another day, another shutout for the Braves.

Donovan Hand combined with four Brewers relievers to shut out the Braves for the second straight day – the Braves’ 11th shutout loss of the season. Hand only lasted 4.2 innings, but he got through 14 outs in just 52 pitches as the Braves swung away to no avail….

Beachy preparing to begin throwing program

From Braves.com

Brandon Beachy is close to getting back on a throwing program. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Beachy would throw a bullpen session once the team’s road trip ends Wednesday in Kansas City.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez said…

I don’t know exactly which day, but he’ll throw a bullpen, probably just a light bullpen.

Braves postgame quotes after Saturday’s loss

From AJC.com (Premium Subscripton Required)


On what team needs to do to break out of funk:

We’ve got to pick up our attitude, we’ve got to pick up our intensity. Not saying that we didn’t play hard today or we didn’t play hard yesterday but we’ve got to pick it up. Just every aspect. Our pitching has been awesome the last couple days and we’ve gotten zero run support for them so we have to score some runs but to get on a stretch like this. We’ve just got to hustle, make things happen, positive attitude, hustle and make things happen. That’s the only way you can get out of stretches like this.


On giving up only a couple hits here and there:

You’ve got to just keep grinding it out. Obviously things haven’t really turned out how we want them to since we’ve been here, and me for my last few starts. But that’s baseball. Unfortunately sometimes you lose games like that. You’ve just got to go out there and keep plugging along and grind through it. Hopefully the tide starts turning a little bit.


On combination of what they’re doing, or not doing:

I really don’t know. Everybody is going to have their stretches where they’re going to go through where the offense doesn’t click or the pitching isn’t clicking. Everybody is going to have that and right now we’ve got the offense not clicking. It’s hard to score runs when you’ve got two guys who are the only guys who got hits today. It’s going to be one of those things. Huddy deserved to win the way he pitched today and we just didn’t get it done.

Wood pleased with contact lenses – updated

From AJC.com

At Tomahawk Take, we realize that with all the chatter about Dan Uggla‘s eye problems, Alex Wood may feel like nobody cares about his.  He, too, has had some eye issues and gotten corrective contact lenses.    Wood was having trouble picking up the catcher’s signs, and when asked how he fared with the new contacts, said…

It was awesome.  I could see. I didn’t have to worry about glasses or anything. It was good.

I like that answer.  Short, sweet, and to the point, much like we hope every inning is for the young ace.  Go Braves!

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