May 19, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves dancer performs against the Milwaukee Brewers in the seventh inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Chop: Atlanta Braves News 5/21

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Tomahawk Take Editor Note:  No subs, no pitching changes, no runs.  Great night for the Atlanta Braves.  Justin Upton was the star of the night offensively as he hit his 12th homer of the season and went 2-4 with three RBIs.  Andrelton Simmons is someone else to talk about this morning as he hit his fourth home run of the season in the 3rd inning and also had a heads up base running play when he took second on his single to left field.  He was initially called out but the review and challenged showed differently.

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS
Jason Heyward RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .235 .658
Ramiro Pena 2B 2 1 0 0 2 0 .204 .671
Freddie Freeman 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .311 .928
Justin Upton LF 4 1 2 3 0 1 .288 .953
Chris Johnson 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .261 .627
B.J. Upton CF 3 1 0 0 1 0 .201 .604
Andrelton Simmons SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 .285 .754
Gerald Laird C 4 1 2 0 0 1 .190 .506
Julio Teheran P 3 0 0 1 0 0 .083 .167
Team Totals 31 5 8 5 4 3 .258 .827
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Generated 5/21/2014.
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Julio Teheran, W (3-3) 9 6 0 0 2 8 0 1.92
Team Totals 9 6 0 0 2 8 0 0.00
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Generated 5/21/2014.

 

Fox Sports

Braves blank Brewers, 5-0

Tomahawk Take Editor Note:  Teheran was fantastic to say the least on Tuesday night.  The Brewers couldn’t figure him out and this is a good hitting club.  The Braves have now taken the first two games in a four game series.

May 19, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton (8) and center fielder B.J. Upton (2) and right fielder Jason Heyward (22) celebrate a victory against the Milwaukee Brewers in the ninth inning at Turner Field. The Braves defeated the Brewers 9-3. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Julio Teheran rebounded from the shortest start of his career with a six-hitter, leading the Atlanta Braves past the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 5-0 Tuesday night.

Justin Upton homered and had three RBI, but Teheran (3-3) was the star of the night. He turned in his second shutout of the season, just six days after lasting only 3 1-3 innings in a 10-4 loss at San Francisco.

“He’s proving himself to be the ace of the team,” said Andrelton Simmons, who also homered for the Braves. “He had a bad outing. That’s the best way to bounce back — a shutout.”

 

 

Huffington Post

Boy Hit By Foul Ball During Brewers-Braves Game

Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  The Atlanta Braves Country have this young fella in our thoughts and prayers today.  We received notice from the Atlanta Braves late last night that he was conscious and talking as he was treated on site.  He later was taken to the local hospital.  Julio Teheran was obviously shaken up about this and he sent the boy his best wishes.

A boy was taken to an Atlanta hospital after being struck in the head with a foul ball during the seventh inning of the Braves’ game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.

Milwaukee leadoff hitter Carlos Gomez lined a pitch into the stands along the first-base line behind the Atlanta dugout. Pitcher Julio Teheran heard the child get hit and crouched down on the mound in obvious anguish. Gomez also looked toward the stands with concern. Someone in the Braves dugout threw a towel into the stands, but the boy did not appear to be bleeding.

The child was hustled up the aisle by medical personnel. The Braves said he was “conscious and talkative” while being treated at Turner Field, before he was transported to a hospital.

 

Gwinnett Braves

Cumpton, Indians Handcuff G-Braves in Finale

Tomahawk Take Editor Note:  Daniel Rodriguez was brilliant on Monday night but walked away from the game with a loss.  He went 7 innings and struck out 11 hitters.  La Stella went 2-4 raising his batting average up to .291 and Christian Bethancourt continues his hot streak going 2-4 and now has a .261 batting average in 2014.

Former Georgia Tech star Brandon Cumpton twirled a gem against the Gwinnett Braves (25-19) on Tuesday night at Coolray Field, tossing 8.0 innings of one-run baseball to lead the Indianapolis Indians (26-19) to a 4-2 victory. Gwinnett and Indianapolis split the four-game series.

Gwinnett made it interesting in the bottom of the ninth inning, scoring a run and bringing the tying run to the plate. After a Tommy La Stella single, Bethancourt delivered an RBI double off Indians’ reliever Josh Kinney, cutting the deficit to 4-2. Brandon Boggs followed with a walk, bringing Salcedo to the plate with the tying runs on base. However, he lined out to Andino at short, ending the game.

 

Mississippi Braves

The Mississippi Braves Will Host A Baseball Camp

Tomahawk Take Editor Note:  The Mississippi Braves will give back to the children on dates later this summer by helping them succeed in baseball.  Players, coaches and staff will help youngsters perfect their baseball skills.  Great event, great time…sign up now.

Instruction By: Mississippi Braves professional baseball players and staff

Date:July 30, 31, and August 1, 2014

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm daily

Place: Trustmark Park, Pearl, Mississippi

Ages:Boys and Girls ages 5-14 T-Ball, Coaches Pitch, Baseball or Softball Players

Cost:$150 per child

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