Apr 27, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) reacts with team mates after driving in the game winning run with a hit against the Cincinnati Reds during the tenth inning at Turner Field. The Braves defeated the Reds 1-0 in ten innings. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Chop: Atlanta Braves News 4/28


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Freeman drives in winning run in 10th, Braves outlast Reds

Tomahawk Take Editorial Note: Who didn’t jump up off their couch and scream when Freddie hit that shot to center?  Off the bat you knew he hit the ball well but did it have the chance to drop with the speedy Billy Hamilton in center….yes it did! Braves won 1-0!

Apr 27, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) reacts after driving in the game winning run with a hit against the Cincinnati Reds during the tenth inning at Turner Field. The Braves defeated the Reds 1-0 in ten innings. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Freeman’s single to the center-field wall scored Jason Heyward from second base with two outs in the 10th inning on Sunday, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

”You live for moments like that when you want to be a big league player,” Freeman said. ”You hear the crowd chanting your name and you want to come through. So it was a pretty cool moment.”

 

Inquisitr

Atlanta Braves Rumors: Pitching Success Could Lead To Trade For More Offense

Tomahawk Take Editorial Note: Pitching is never a bad thing to have and it seems like the Braves always have it.  David Hale, Ervin Santana and Aaron Haring have came out of no where to dominate early in 2014 but with Mike Minor and Gavin Floyd almost ready to return, what will the Braves do with their rotation?

The Braves organization have invested a lot into Mike Minor, who is a young pitcher that has shown an incredible ability to get outs. Though he is not overpowering and does not get a high amount of strikeouts, he keeps a low ERA and shows a knowledge of how to pitch. Gavin Floyd may be subject to a series of unfortunate events. Floyd, who is scheduled to return at the beginning of May, only pitched five games in 2013 with the Chicago White Sox and did not look good. With two solid veterans already performing well, it looks like Floyd will have a difficult time breaking into the rotation.

Although not many executives will talk about trades when their team has the second best record in MLB, Atlanta Braves rumors about potential trade scenarios are sure to surface now that they have seven starting pitchers to fit into a five man rotation. If the Braves do decide to pursue a trade, they have a couple of needs to address.

 

Liberty Voice

Atlanta Braves Legend Hank Aaron Joined Ruth and Mays 43 Years Ago

Tomahawk Take Editorial Note: Hank Aaron is a legend in all Atlanta Braves fan’s minds…he is the true home run king!  April 27th, 43 years ago, Aaron accomplished something many have never came close to.

Atlanta Braves fans may want to fire up the memory bank to think about where they were when the legendary Hank Aaron hit home run number 600. It was exactly 43 years today that the 6’0″ 180lb slugger from Mobile, Alabama joined Babe Ruth and Willie Mays as the only players to reach 600 home runs in a career.

The milestone blast came during a home game at Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta. Aaron stepped up to the plate in the second inning to face San Francisco Giants pitcher, Gaylord Perry. Perry who was infamous for his doctoring of the baseball delivered a pitch, probably covered with some type of foreign substance like Vaseline, spit or Slippery Elm tablets to the slugging Hank Aaron. Aaron turned on the pitch from Perry and lined a shot over the left field wall. The blast put him alongside a very exclusive field in Ruth and Mays, eventually passing both on his way to becoming the home run king.

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