Tomahawk Take Editorial Note: Check out the boxcores for both batting and pitching from last night’s Atlanta Braves’ win over the New York Mets, courtesy of Baseball Reference…
|Jason Heyward RF||5||1||1||0||0||1||.141||.517||20||12||2||1|
|B.J. Upton CF||4||1||1||0||1||1||.212||.581||23||12||3||0|
|Freddie Freeman 1B||4||1||3||1||1||1||.413||1.239||20||11||6||1||2B,IW|
|Justin Upton LF||5||2||3||3||0||2||.333||1.022||18||13||1||0||HR,SB|
|Evan Gattis C||5||0||0||0||0||1||.304||.928||16||11||7||2|
|Craig Kimbrel P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Jordan Walden P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Dan Uggla 2B||3||0||1||0||1||1||.237||.671||18||11||2||3|
|Chris Johnson 3B||4||0||1||0||0||0||.290||.732||11||8||1||2||GDP|
|Andrelton Simmons SS||4||0||1||0||0||0||.316||.837||8||8||2||2|
|Ervin Santana P||3||1||0||0||0||1||.111||.222||8||6||2||0|
|David Carpenter P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Jordan Schafer PH||1||1||0||0||0||0||.111||.333||4||2||SB|
|Gerald Laird C||0||0||0||0||0||0||.200||.517||1||0|
|Ervin Santana, W (2-0)||7||6||1||1||2||7||0||0.86||28||106||64||35||14||15||9||10||4|
|David Carpenter, H (5)||1||4||2||2||0||0||0||6.43||7||22||18||10||1||7||2||5||3|
|Jordan Walden, S (1)||0.1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2.84||1||3||3||2||0||1||1||0||0|
Kimbrel apologizes for reaction to being pulled
Tomahawk Take Editorial Note: Craig Kimbrel has to apologize for very little, but it was appropriate for him to do so recently when he showed a little attitude about being pulled. Braves’ beat reported Mark Bowman takes a look…
NEW YORK — WhenCraig Kimbrel was removed during the ninth inning of Saturday night’s 7-5 win over the Mets, he visibly expressed his displeasure toward Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez. But approximately 20 minutes later, the dominant closer contritely apologized for his on-field actions.
“I just went in and apologized to [Gonzalez],” Kimbrel said as he stood in front of his locker at Citi Field. “It’s disrespectful to him and to the team, and that’s just not the kind of person I am. I felt awful about it. That was me as a competitor and my emotions. It wasn’t how I felt.”
Hale faces Wheeler as Braves eye sweep
When the Braves and the Mets meet in Sunday’s series finale, two Georgians take the hill hoping to forget their last outings in their own backyard. David Hale and Zack Wheeler both had season-worst outings in early April at Turner Field.
Hale was skipped the last time through the rotation, so 10 days have gone by since he suffered his first Major League loss. Given the long layoff, the Marietta native is eager to get back on the mound.
Freddie Freeman Showing No Signs of Slowing Down For Atlanta Braves
At only 24 years old, Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has already established himself as one of the better players in baseball. However, 2014 has seen Freeman take it to the next level with a torrid beginning to the season.
On Saturday night against the New York Mets in a 7-5 Braves win, Freeman went 3-for-4 while driving in a run and scoring another. This performance improved his batting average to .413, which is second only to Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley in all of MLB. In addition, Freeman has displayed an early power stroke with five home runs, placing him among the league leaders in this category as well.
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