Apr 18, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Aaron Harang (34) pitches against the New York Mets during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Chop: Atlanta Braves News 4/19/14


 

Baseball Reference

Tomahawk Take Editorial Note: I MUST say that while everything worked out for the Braves and Aaron Harang last night, I disagree with manager Fredi Gonzalez‘ decision to pull Aaron after 7  so he misses the no-hit bid.  He’s pitched lights out, and after allowing previous complete games with other pitchers, he should have given Harang the same courtesy in my view, particularly in light of recent bullpen struggles.  Yes, Harang is older, but has shown no signs of fatique or arm issues I’m aware of.  Kind of cheesy in my opinion, and I’m sure there will be those of you will who disagree!

Check out the Boxscores from last night’s Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets game 1, courtesy of Baseball Reference…

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str PO A
Andrelton Simmons SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 .321 .862 13 8 0 2
B.J. Upton CF 4 2 2 0 1 0 .210 .575 22 12 5 0
Freddie Freeman 1B 5 1 2 2 0 0 .390 1.200 26 18 6 1 HR,2B,GDP
Justin Upton LF 2 1 1 1 2 1 .310 .958 23 11 2 0 SF
Evan Gattis C 4 0 0 0 1 1 .341 1.040 18 13 9 1
Dan Uggla 2B 4 1 2 0 0 2 .232 .660 14 9 2 1 2B
Chris Johnson 3B 4 1 3 1 0 1 .293 .748 13 8 0 1 2·2B
Ryan Doumit RF 3 0 0 0 0 2 .105 .255 12 8 2 0
   Jordan Schafer RF 1 0 1 1 0 0 .125 .375 5 4 0 0 2B
Aaron Harang P 3 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 12 10 1 1
   Tyler Pastornicky PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .933 3 1
   Luis Avilan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
   Jordan Walden P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 36 6 12 5 4 8 .333 .946 161 102 27 8
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Generated 4/19/2014.
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD
Aaron Harang, W (3-1) 7 0 0 0 6 5 0 0.70 27 121 70 39 12 19 5 11 6
Luis Avilan 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 10.80 4 19 11 3 2 6 1 1 1
Jordan Walden 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.00 3 11 7 2 2 3 2 0 0
Team Totals 9 1 0 0 6 8 0 0.00 34 151 88 44 16 28 8 12 7
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/19/2014.

 

 

SB Nation – Fake Teams

Roto Roundup: Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Harang, Martin Perez and others

Tomahawk Take Editorial Note:  Of the many surprises we’ve seen from the Atlanta Braves’ pitching staff this year, in light of a series of huge setbacks pre-season, Aaron Harang may well be the most surprising.  Ray Guilfoyle of SB Nation looks at some of Harang’s numbers…

The Braves couldn’t have predicted the performance that they have received from Aaron Harang when they signed him as a free agent back in March. Last night, Harang threw seven no-hit innings in the Braves 6-0 win over the Mets. When a starter throws seven no-hit innings, he is usually dominant, with more strikeouts than walks, but that was not the case with Harang. He walked six while striking out five, and needed 121 pitches to get 21 outs.

 

 

MLB.com

Santana seeks to make quick work of Mets

Tomahawk Take Editorial Note: Ervin Santana has been absolutely lights-out for the Atlanta Braves this season, having highly Cy Young caliber outings!  MLB’s Joe Morgan reminds us that if anyone can make quick work of the Mets, Santana can…

When the Braves learned that they would lose right-handed starters Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy for the season, they moved quickly by signing another righty, Ervin Santana, to a one-year deal worth $14 million on March 12.

During his first two starts in an Atlanta uniform, Santana has shown off his own penchant for working quickly.

 

 

Philly.com

Phillies-Braves in June twin bill after rainout

Tomahawk Take Editorial Note: In case you’ve been wondering when the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies would make up their recent rain-out postponement, Ryan Lawrence of the Daily News has the details, as picked up by Philly.com….

THE PHILLIES will host the Atlanta Braves in a day-night doubleheader in June to make up for Tuesday’s rainout at Citizens Bank Park.

The game will be played Saturday, June 28, at 7:35 p.m. All tickets for April 15 will be honored for that nightcap.

 

 

ESPN Sweetspot

Simply nothing stops Braves’ rotation

Tomahawk Take Editorial Note: Braves’ fans already know how true that is, but Michael Eder’s on board as well.  See what he has to say…

Less than a month ago, Aaron Harang fought and failed to make the Cleveland Indians‘ 25-man roster. A perfect storm of injuries to the Atlanta Braves‘ rotation earned the 36-year-old right-hander another shot at making another major league team only days after his late-March release. On Friday, Harang not only found himself on the mound at Citi Field, but pitching seven no-hit innings against his former team.

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  • fireboss

    Harang said in his news conference that after going into deep counts with every batter in the 7th he was out of gas. He said that if he had been able to avoid the 11 pitch at bat for the first hitter and going 3-2 on the rest he would have been out there for the eighth. It was a good spot of Avilan to get back inthe saddle after the Philly meltdown and get him back on track so everything worked out.