Jul 2, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann (16) celebrates with shortstop Andrelton Simmons (19) after scoring in the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Chop: Braves 7/3

Jul 2, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson (23) hits an RBI double in the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

 

CBS Atlanta

Jarvis Davis: Atlanta Is On It’s Way

I have been in the Atlanta area for going on 31 years now(all of my life), and this is the first time that I have sat back and taken a look at all of our teams and thought “we” are pretty good. I say we affectionately because I am from this city and I am actually fans of ALL of the home teams.  I would like to start off by talking about the Atlanta Braves who before the season we saw a team that was “aggressive” in the offseason and went out and brought in the likes of Justin and B.J Upton, and now they are standing on top of the NL East going in to the All-Star break. As much as I loved the John Schuerholz era and all the moves he made as the man who had the final say-so, Frank Wren is holding the torch up pretty well. He sees a need for the team and goes out and tries to fill it.

 

UPI

MLB: Atlanta 11, Miami 3

Chris Johnson went 3-for-4 and supplied a tiebreaking two-run double Tuesday, propelling the Atlanta Braves over Miami 11-3.

The contest was knotted 3-3 in the sixth inning when the Braves erupted for four runs, ignited with Johnson smashed a pitch down the right field line to send home Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman with two outs.

Upton finished 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored while Brian McCann” Brian McCann also supplied three hits and drove in a pair for National League East-leading Atlanta, which posted a fourth straight victory.

 

CBS Atlanta

Braves create memorial for alumni

The Atlanta Braves created a memorial to honor deceased Atlanta alumni and the team’s Hall of Fame members.

Bricks were put in place to make a Memorial Diamond located in the Monument Grove by Warren Spahn‘s number 21.

Braves Hall of Fame members will have double bricks installed with their name, position, the year they were inducted and the year they died. Players, coaches and managers who were with the team for at least two years will have bricks with their name, position, years they played and the year they died.

 

Gwinnett Braves

Grissom, Mazzone to Appear at Coolray Field

The Gwinnett Braves will welcome former Atlanta Braves center fielder Marquis Grissom and longtime Braves’ pitching coach Leo Mazzone to Coolray Field on Sunday, July 7. Both Grissom and Mazzone will be on hand for first pitches, public autographs and special meet-and-greet opportunities during the G-Braves’ 5:05 PM game against the Durham Bulls.

Both Grissom and Mazzone will take part in private Meet-and-Greets, as well as a two-hour public autograph session. Thirty preselected ticketholders will join Grissom for a Meet-and-Greet in the Super Suite from 4:00 to 4:40 PM, while Mazzone will meet with Home Plate Club patrons from 4:00 to 4:40 PM. Both will throw out first pitches prior to the 5:05 PM game, then will sign autographs for the public (limit one item per person) from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

Tickets for July 7 are on sale now by calling the Coolray Field Box Office at (678) 277-0340. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Coolray Field Box Office or online at gwinnettbraves.com.

 

 

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