Braves’ power helps Hudson end drought
PHILADELPHIA — After providing Tim Hudson limited run support over the past few weeks, the Braves gave the veteran pitcher all that he needed to comfortably cruise toward his first win in more than two months.
Brian McCann notched his 10th career four-hit performance and Dan Uggla hit one of the three home runs that allowed Hudson to guide the Braves to a 13-4 win over the Phillies on Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park.
Braves quotes after Saturday’s rout of Phillies
By Anthony Schreiber | Yahoo! Contributor Network
Call the Atlanta Braves the Rodney Dangerfield of major league baseball, because they simply have not gotten any respect. Despite having the largest lead of any first place team in baseball, the Braves were wildly snubbed at the polls for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game. Craig Kimbrel was selected as Atlanta’s one and only representative this year. Given the lack of Braves’ talent deemed worthy enough to be called the best of the best, what exactly does this say about Atlanta’s chances to contend for a World Series title come October?
[Editorial Comment] What exactly does this say about Atlanta’s chances to contend for a World Series title come October? Nothing. Because it’s still largely a popularity contest, only Kimbrel making it as an All Star says absolutely NOTHING about the Braves’ chances for a title in October. And for the record, Anthony doesn’t think so either. *Chris now steps down off his soapbox*