May 14, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons (19) visits starting pitcher Julio Teheran (49) on the mound against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Chop: Atlanta Braves News 5/15/14

 

Baseball Reference

Well, after a 5 run shutout on Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants (refreshing to see 5 runs by the Braves!), the Atlanta Braves lost again, and lost the series against the Giants.  More concerning is the strange problems with gripping the baseball that Julio Teheran is having.  I’m sure we’ll learn more about that soon.  Check out the boxscores from last night’s loss, courtesy of Baseball Reference.

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str PO A
Tyler Pastornicky 2B 4 1 2 0 0 1 .208 .561 16 12 2 3
Justin Upton LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .279 .898 19 9 2 0
Freddie Freeman 1B 4 1 1 1 0 0 .307 .899 13 7 7 0
Evan Gattis C 4 1 1 0 0 1 .259 .817 13 10 9 1
Chris Johnson 3B 3 1 2 2 1 0 .279 .663 18 9 0 2
B.J. Upton CF 3 0 0 0 0 3 .207 .621 16 9 1 0
   Jordan Schafer CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .130 .384 4 3 0 0
Ryan Doumit RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .205 .449 24 14 3 0
Andrelton Simmons SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 .260 .702 14 10 0 0
Julio Teheran P 2 0 0 0 0 0 .095 .190 11 6 0 0
   Alex Wood P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .143 0 0
   Dan Uggla PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .183 .515 1 1
   Luis Avilan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   David Carpenter P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 33 4 7 4 2 8 .212 .651 149 90 24 6
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/15/2014.
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD
Julio Teheran, L (2-3) 3.1 7 5 4 5 4 1 2.20 22 84 51 28 7 16 6 7 3
Alex Wood 2.2 5 3 3 0 4 1 3.26 13 40 30 16 7 7 1 8 3
Luis Avilan 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.25 4 8 6 4 1 1 3 1 0
David Carpenter 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 2.65 6 28 19 11 4 4 0 3 2
Team Totals 8 15 10 9 6 10 3 10.12 45 160 106 59 19 28 10 19 8
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/15/2014.

 

Bleacher Report

Todd Salem, featured columnist for the Bleacher Report, shares his ideas about the five targets that Frank Wren and the Atlanta Braves should target before the trade deadline.  Read Todd’s thoughts on Bleacher Report.

Braves Baseball: 5 Trade Targets GM Frank Wren Should Pursue by the Deadline

The Atlanta Braves currently sit in first place in the National League East with a record of 22-17. Their placement in the standings, though, is more thanks to a pedestrian beginning to the season for all members of the East division. Atlanta has just a plus-six run differential for the year, which puts it outside the top 10 in the majors.

 

 

CSNBayArea.com

Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea, recaps the Atlanta Braves’ loss to the San Francisco Giants last night.  Read Andrew’s take on the game…

Rewind: Blanco runs, Giants kick it old school to beat Braves

He never stopped moving as the Giants scrapped for a 10-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Blanco walked twice, hit an RBI single, stole three bases and scored three runs. He and No.2 hitter Hunter Pence couldn’t have been more menacing without circling the pitcher’s mound. Pence had four hits, including a tying, two-run homer in the first inning as the Giants won their fifth consecutive home series.

 

 

Ledger-Enquirer

Julio Teheran struggled, uncharacteristically, in the loss to the Giants on Wednesday night.  He exited the game early, complaining of issues gripping the baseball, and talked about having had these issues before.  Take a look as the Ledger-Enquirer picked up on the AP Story…

Julio Teheran struggles in Braves’ loss to Giants

Teheran failed to make it out of the fourth inning Wednesday as the Giants pounded him and the Atlanta Braves 10-4 on a warm, windless day along San Francisco Bay.

“I had a hard time with my grip here and in Los Angeles,” Teheran said. “I was trying to find a way to get through it. It’s not an excuse. It’s this type of weather. I had a hard time.”

 

 

Talking Chop

Talking Chop shares some important Minor League information with us, reviewing recent events, players, stats, etc.  Take a look at what Ian Morris has to share, because if you’re a Braves’ fan, the minor leagues are important to follow as well!

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 5/14

Mississippi shrugged off a couple of rain delays to defeat the Montgomery Biscuits on Wednesday afternoon. Jason Hursh took the mound for the M-Braves and was okay, lasting 5.2 innings and surrendering two runs on five hits, walking three and striking out four. Hursh’s command wasn’t top notch, as evidenced by the aforementioned walks and that only 53 of his 95 pitches on the afternoon were strikes. Nevertheless, Hursh induced ground balls and got the occasional strikeout to keep Montgomery hitters in check. It wasn’t a dominant outing by any stretch of the imagination, but he kept the ball down and limited damage. 

 

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