Apr 20, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Atlanta Braves center fielder B.J. Upton (2) doubles to deep center allowing a runner to score during the fifth inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Chop: Atlanta Braves News 5/13


Baseball Reference

Tomahawk Take Editorial Notes:  The Atlanta Braves lost to the San Francisco Giants 4-2 in the first of a three game series out west.  The game was tied 1-1 before the Giants had a three run 7th inning.  Tyler Colvin was the hero for the Giants as he went 2-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored.  These were his first hits as a Giant.  Best part about baseball is we wipe the slate clean and try again today!  A positive was B.J. Upton went 2-4 with a homer.  It was a line-drive digger in the 5th inning on a low slider from Lincecum.

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS
Jason Heyward RF 2 0 0 0 2 1 .206 .626
Justin Upton LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .287 .925
Freddie Freeman 1B 3 1 1 1 1 0 .303 .900
Chris Johnson 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .271 .633
Gerald Laird C 4 0 0 0 0 1 .171 .493
B.J. Upton CF 4 1 2 1 0 2 .211 .638
Andrelton Simmons SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 .260 .699
Gavin Floyd P 2 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .500
   Luis Avilan P 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Tyler Pastornicky PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .118 .446
   David Hale P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ramiro Pena 2B 2 0 0 0 1 1 .195 .657
Team Totals 29 2 3 2 4 12 .103 .557
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Generated 5/13/2014.
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gavin Floyd, L (0-1) 6.1 7 4 3 0 8 1 2.70
Luis Avilan 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.73
David Hale 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.71
Team Totals 8 9 4 3 0 9 1 3.38
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Generated 5/13/2014.

 

CBS Sports

Lincecum fans 11, Colvin powers Giants past Braves

Tomahawk Take Editorial Notes:  Tim Lincecum was amazing on Monday going 7.2 innings strong with 11 K’s and only one earned run off two hits.  The Braves were swinging at almost anything he sent to the plate and I mean anything.  His off-speed pitches were in the dirt, way outside, not even close to the strike zone but the free-swinging Braves just kept hacking away.

Apr 4, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) in the dugout during the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Giants won 8-4. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Lincecum struck out 11 in his best start of the year, Tyler Colvin backed him with a home run and go-ahead, two-run triple in the seventh inning and theSan Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Monday night.

Lincecum (3-2) left to a roaring standing ovation after pitching a season-high 7 2/3 innings in his first start of eight getting past the sixth.

“The result today was the best of any game I’ve had so far,” Lincecum said. “It’s pretty special here every time these guys give you something like that. I’m not one to be the big acknowledger of something like that, it’s kind of hard for me, but I definitely take it in and definitely appreciate it.”

 

 

Latin Post

MLB Trade Rumors 2014: Atlanta Braves Reportedly Shopping Dan Uggla After Lackluster Start in 2014

Tomahawk Take Editorial Notes:  Sure, everyone is almost to the point where they don’t want to hear Dan Uggla’s name again and I feel the same way but with a move feeling like it’s almost happening and possibly can on the Braves next off day (Thursday), I felt like we have to continue covering this.  Toronto could be a destination because for some reason they seem interested but Goins probably won’t help us much.  He could however take the spot of Tommy La Stella in Triple-A when he gets moved up to the Braves.

Sources indicated that the Braves and the Blue Jays could strike a trade involving Uggla and Toronto’s opening day second baseman Ryan Goins, who was recently demoted to AAA.

An Uggla-for-Goins trade clearly favors the Braves, but sources said that the Blue Jays could agree to the deal if the Braves offer a young pitcher in the deal.

“Ryan Goins has also been demoted to AAA and could be apotential return piece for the Braves. Goins struggled offensively for the Blue Jays but is just 26 and, if the Braves offered up pitching in return, could convince the Blue Jays to get a deal done,” Inquistr noted.

 

 

Mississippi Braves

M-Braves shutout Biscuits, 1-0

Tomahawk Take Editorial Notes:  The Mississippi Braves continue to win as they improved their 2014 record to 20-17.  Mycal Jones (remember him?) drove in the only run of the ball game as David Bromberg picked up the win for the Braves.  Shae Simmons came on in the ninth to notch his Southern League-leading ninth save of the season.

The Mississippi Braves pitching staff struck out 10 as Mycal Jones drove in Barrett Kleinknecht to plate the M-Braves only run of the night, shutting out the Montgomery Biscuits 1-0 Monday night at Trustmark Park. The series continues with game four Tuesday at 7:00 PM.

Mississippi (19-18) scored one run on 10 hits while Montgomery (20-17) managed just five hits against Double-A Braves arms. Jones, Kleinknecht and Kyle Kubitza all collected two hits at the plate. David Bromberg (2-2) held the Biscuits to just four hits and a walk in six innings of work. He struck out six batters to pick up the win.

Yahoo Sports

Marlins expect Jose Fernandez to have season-ending elbow surgery

Tomahawk Take Editorial Notes:  Not exactly Braves news but it concerns the NL East and a very good young pitcher…who in fact, dominated the Braves this season.  Jose Fernandez will have Tommy John surgery.

Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports the Miami Marlins’ worst fears have been realized: Right-hander Jose Fernandez has a torn elbow ligament, and they expect him to have Tommy John surgery to fix the damage. Recovery time is typically a year.

Results of an MRI performed Monday on Fernandez in Los Angeles haven’t been released, but the early signs were discouraging: Marlins manager Mike Redmond says Fernandez has a sprained right elbow. A sprain of any kind is a tear, and a torn ulnar collateral ligament usually means Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery. If he goes under the knife, Fernandez would be at least the 34th player in the majors and minors to have Tommy John since Feb. 18.

 


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  • fireboss

    An real shame about Fernandez, like Chipper I enjoy seeing a talented pitcher work. MLB needs to step up prevention beginning at the little league level

    • Mushy Peas

      Devastating for Fernandez and the Marlins. Though they are division rivals, I think Braves’ fans can empathize given our losses. The Fish will have a much more difficult time compensating. No disrespect to Meds or Beachy, but you just can’t replace someone of Fernandez’s caliber. What a blow. Someone’s article said he was one of the pitchers whose risk for a UCL tear was highly probable due to his mechanics- It may have been you, Fred. Also saw mlb’s rountable regarding the TJS epidemic. I know Jóse’s off-season conditioning had little to do with actual throwing. More emphasis was put on him bulking up. His trainer had him pushing cars and chopping trees. I’ve noticed alot pitchers who have bulked up over this past off season- not only can it disrupt their fine mechanics, but they’re also not using it to any benefit- the bad habits continue. And I agree that this problem needs to be addressed at the lowest possible levels involving cooperation from mlb, coaches, parents, etc. Research, Education, Implementation, and Prevention!

      • fireboss

        It wasn’t mine but the I did point out that there is no amount of weight lifting that can strengthen the UCL. Ligaments don’t stretch they tear any weight lifting program that makes the bigger muscles in the arm stronger adds the potential for damage to the UCL and the flexor tendon. Power comes from the legs and core and requires proper mechanics to deliver. There’s a lot of noise about pitchers throwing harder today but there have been plenty of hard throwers in the last 60 years who never lifted weights or did odd exercises to add a mile or two to their velocity. This is all about trying to make kids into adults and beginning the damage to the arm’s internal structures before their body has matured. Until we reverse that we’re going to see a lot more sad stories like this.