Apr 19, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton (8) and first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) celebrate their win against the New York Mets at Citi Field. The Braves defeated the Mets 7-5. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Chop: Atlanta Braves News 4/20/14

Baseball Reference

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…

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str PO A
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
Team Totals 38 7 11 4 3 8 .289 .736 146 94 27 11
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/20/2014.
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD
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
Craig Kimbrel 0.2 3 2 2 1 1 0 4.26 7 24 13 8 2 3 2 2 2
Jordan Walden, S (1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.84 1 3 3 2 0 1 1 0 0
Team Totals 9 13 5 5 3 8 0 5.00 43 155 98 55 17 26 14 17 9
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/20/2014.

 

 

MLB.com

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.”

 

 

MLB.com

Tomahawk Take Editorial Note: Joe Morgan takes a look at today’s game, where the Atlanta Braves will put David Hale on the mound to try and sweep the New York Mets…

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.

 

 

Rant Sports

Tomahawk Take Editorial Note: Chad Quates of Rants Sports takes a look at Freddie Freeman, pointing out the obvious to all Braves’ fans at this point, that Freddie Freeman is a man on a mission….

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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