Five losses in a row now, and the Atlanta Braves seem in a downhill skid, and the proverbial bleeding continues. The Braves are now in danger of being swept two series in a row. If you can stomach it, take a look at the boxscores from last night’s loss, courtesy of Baseball Reference.
|Jason Heyward RF||3||1||1||0||1||0||.226||.641||12||6||3||0||2B,SB|
|B.J. Upton CF||3||0||1||1||1||0||.217||.627||19||10||1||0||2B|
|Freddie Freeman 1B||3||0||1||0||1||0||.304||.910||15||9||9||0||CS|
|Justin Upton LF||4||0||1||0||0||2||.311||.992||18||11||3||0||GDP|
|Evan Gattis C||4||0||0||0||0||2||.268||.855||16||9||8||0|
|Chris Johnson 3B||4||0||0||0||0||2||.235||.592||20||15||0||0||GDP|
|Dan Uggla 2B||3||0||1||0||1||0||.198||.549||23||12||1||3|
|Andrelton Simmons SS||3||0||0||0||1||1||.270||.742||11||6||2||2|
|Julio Teheran P||2||0||0||0||0||0||.125||.250||8||7||0||3|
|Tyler Pastornicky PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||.125||.675||3||2|
|David Carpenter P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|David Hale P||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||.000||0||0|
|Julio Teheran, L (2-2)||7||4||3||3||0||7||3||1.80||25||87||64||38||11||15||7||11||3|
The Miami Herald picked up this recap of last night’s loss by the Atlanta Braves, as reported by Carl Steward of the Contra Costa Times. Check out what Carl has to say.
Giants trim Braves, 3-1
ATLANTA_In a bit of a twist on the old Earl Weaver philosophy, the San Francisco Giants are developing their own simple formula for achieving victory_pitching, defense and one-run homers.
For the second straight night at Turner Field, the Giants didn’t drive home a runner from scoring position because they didn’t have to. They just knocked the ball out of the park again in claiming a 3-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
Brandon Belt, Buster Posey and Michael Morse all connected for solo home runs. Ryan Vogelsong gutted through six innings and allowed just one run, then turned it over to the Giants’ lockdown bullpen to finish the club’s eighth win in nine games.
It’s been great to see Tim Hudson visiting with Braves’ reporters, hamming it up with his teammates and former teammates, and just being Tim. That said, he’s glad he doesn’t have to pitch against his former teammates. Personally I’d love to see him pitch, just for the memories, but the Braves will avoid Huddy this time. Stan Awtrey, writing for the Ledger-Enquirer, takes a look.
Tim Hudson glad he’s not pitching against former teammates
ATLANTA — Things could not be better for Tim Hudson, but the veteran pitcher admitted it was odd to show up at Turner Field on Friday night and get dressed in the visitor’s clubhouse.
Hudson spent nine seasons playing for the Atlanta Braves before they opted not to pursue a new deal with the right-hander. Hudson quickly signed a two-year deal with San Francisco and has made a seemless transition into the Giants’ starting rotation.
The term ace is too often bandied about with pitchers I wouldn’t tag with that term, and while I love Mike Minor, am glad he’s back in the rotation, I wouldn’t call him anywhere close to being the Braves’ ace. David Miller of Rant Sports may have a different take. Read on…
Mike Minor Appears Ready to Assume Role of Atlanta Braves’ Ace
For all the bad news that the Atlanta Braves received at the beginning of Spring Training regarding their starting pitchers, the silver lining was that Mike Minor was not out for the year. Especially now that the offense appears to be on the blink for a while, good to great outings by starters are going to be necessary. The Braves got another great outing from a starter in Minor’s season debut against the San Francisco Giants.
I cannot let my daughter see this video, because she will immediately ask me why I haven’t yet caught her a baseball at an Atlanta Braves’ game! I’m working on it, honey, I’m working on it! Check out this video brought to us by MLB Video, of a dad holding his young daughter in one hand, and snagging a foul ball with the other. Sign him up Atlanta!