Apr 21, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis (24) celebrates a walk off two run home run in the tenth inning against the Miami Marlins at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Chop: Atlanta Braves News 4/30

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Baseball Reference

Tomahawk Take Editorial Notes:  OK, so it was an off night for the Atlanta Braves.  But it seems like every team has an off day when facing this 21-year-old, Jose Fernandez.  Fredi Gonzalez decided to sit almost half of his team against this guy.  Justin Upton, B.J. Upton, Dan Uggla and Chris Johnson all sat and watched Fernandez dominate the Braves.  This was also after a day off on Thursday of last week and Monday.

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS
Jason Heyward RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .194 .574
Ramiro Pena 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .238 .733
Freddie Freeman 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 .330 .993
Evan Gattis C 4 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .891
Ryan Doumit LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .172 .372
Andrelton Simmons SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .768
Jordan Schafer CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 .176 .516
Tyler Pastornicky 2B 2 0 0 0 1 1 .143 .762
Alex Wood P 1 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .143
   Anthony Varvaro P 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Chris Johnson PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .239 .610
   Gus Schlosser P 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000
Team Totals 30 0 3 0 2 9 .100 .290
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Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Alex Wood, L (2-4) 5 10 7 7 1 2 1 2.93
Anthony Varvaro 2 3 2 2 0 1 1 3.68
Gus Schlosser 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.06
Team Totals 8 13 9 9 1 3 2 10.12
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Generated 4/30/2014.

 

Atlanta Braves

JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13 TO GET YOUR EVAN GATTIS BOBBLEHEAD!

Tomahawk Take Editorial Notes:  We as fans have spoken and Braves have decided…Evan Gattis will be the featured bobblehead of the August 13th game against the LA Dodgers.  This is a Wednesday night game at Turner Field so get your tickets now!

Braves Country, you have spoken, Evan Gattis is the official winner of the Fan Vote Bobblehead Contest! Thank you for participating in this vote, we look forward to seeing you on August 13th at Turner Field for Evan Gattis Bobblhead Night!

 

Miami Herald

Jose Fernandez, Giancarlo Stanton lead Miami Marlins’ rout of Atlanta Braves

Tomahawk Take Editorial Notes:  Tuesday game was ugly and maybe it had a lot to do with Fernandez…the stuff he throws at the plate is nasty.  But the Braves just saw him and have last years film to watch on this guy.  It makes me think – 1. Do we have an offense that can come back in games or is the game over after the opposing team scores a few runs and 2. Do we have an offense at all….

The 21-year-old ace turned in yet another stellar performance at Marlins Park, where he remained unbeaten (12-0) for his career in a 9-0 shellacking of the first-place Braves.

Fernandez gave up only two hits over eight scoreless innings, struck out eight, drove in a run with a hit, and prevented one from scoring with a deft pump fake after fielding a dribbler near the third-base line.

 

ESPN

Braves’ Mike Minor to start Friday

Tomahawk Take Editorial Notes:  As Fred spoke last night about Mike Minor,  Mike is set to pitch on Friday against the Giants.  This is great news for the Braves as they already have a very strong rotation and now they insert one of their best pitchers back into it.  But it’s probably going to be bad news for someone.  Unless the Braves go to a 6-man rotation for the time being, the Braves will most likely make a huge decision on who to take out of the starting five.

 

April 5, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor (36) pitches in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves left-hander Mike Minor is set to pitch in the major leagues for the first time this season.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez says Minor will start Friday night at home against San Francisco.

The 26-year-old Minor has been slowed by shoulder soreness this season. He’s pitched five times in the minor leagues during rehabilitation games at three different levels.

 

Youtube

Scott Carroll Will Endorse ANYTHING!

Tomahawk Take Editorial Notes:  The White Sox nor Scott Carroll have anything to do with the Atlanta Braves but hopefully I will be forgiven when you watch this video.  The White Sox are expected to call up Carroll and have him start on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays.  The 29-year-old has spent eight seasons in the minor leagues without ever appearing in the major leagues.

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