June 1, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) celebrates his complete game victory over the San Francisco Giants during game two of a doubleheader at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Giants 7-1. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Chop: Atlanta Braves News 8/24


Wainwright dusts off Braves to complete winning day

Belleville News Democrat

ST. LOUIS — Friday was as close to a perfect day as Adam Wainwright could enjoy.

In the late morning and early afternoon, Wainwright’s new “Waino’s World of Fantasy Football” held its draft and raised $111,000 for two charities: Operation Food Search and Water Missions International.

In the evening, Wainwright tamed the Atlanta Braves, posting his 15th victory of the season and his 16th complete game in the Cardinals’ 3-1 win.

 

Justin Upton ejected from Friday’s game – Justin Upton (OF) Atlanta Braves

Via Rotoworld

Justin Upton was ejected from Friday’s game against the Cardinals in the sixth inning.

Not sure on the exact reason for the ejection. Upton grounded out to second base in the sixth inning, and was seen mumbling to himself as he was heading back to the dugout, but may have made a derogatory remark toward the umpire. Evan Gattis replaced him in the lineup Aug 23 – 9:55 PM

 

Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers: Who Is Built for a World Series Run?

Yahoo Sports – Contributor Network

COMMENTARY | Whether the baseball world knew it or not, the 2013 season has always been building toward a showdown between the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers.

 Before the season began, the Braves and Dodgers made the two biggest NL splashes in the player acquisition pool when Atlanta traded for Justin Upton, and then Magic Johnson convinced 2009 Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke to come throw strikes for the Dodgers.

 But the parallels do not stop. The two most talked about offensive rookies, Evan Gattis and Yasiel Puig, coincidentally suit up for the Braves and Dodgers. And, if that isn’t already enough symmetry, it was the Braves’ Freddie Freeman who stole the All-Star fan vote away from L.A.’s young phenom.

The teams with the two best records in baseball have been nipping at each other’s heels all season; it just took five months for the rest of the league to realize it. The question now remains, which team is better suited for a World Series run?

 

Predicting What Atlanta Braves’ Starting Lineup Will Look Like Next Year

Bleacher Report

[Editorial Note: We'll have plenty of features on Tomahawk Take soon where we'll look at what we believe we'll be the lineup in 2014.  Come on now, who you gonna believe? ;)]

The 2013 Atlanta Braves have their eyes set on a deep postseason run, but it’s never too early to look towards the future.

Once again, the offense will center around Freddie Freeman, Justin Upton and the recently injured Jason Heyward—who seemingly can’t stay healthy a full season.

The biggest question mark is the future of catcher Brian McCann. The 29-year-old is set to be a free agent and could command major attention on the free agent market.

 

Labor Day Weekend Events at Turner Field

Talking Chop

Turner Field celebrates Dragon*Con attendees, Evan Gattis, umpires, and grandparents

The Braves are honoring several distinct groups of fans with great ticket specials around Labor Day Weekend.

Fans in Atlanta for Dragon*Con can buy tickets for the August 29 game vs. the Indians, with prices ranging from $7-22. Each ticket includes a donation to 2013 Dragon*Con’s charities: Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, Georgia Conservancy, and Marcus Autism Center. Game day entertainment will be appropriately themed, and costumed guests are also invited to participate in a pre-game parade around the field. More information can be found here.

 

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