Jul 24, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tim Hudson (15) before the game against the New York Mets at Citi Field Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Chop: Atlanta Braves News 5/23/14


Baseball Reference

Taking the series with only 1 lost game in a 4 game series against a tough opponent like the Milwaukee Brewers has to be a huge morale boost for the Atlanta Braves.  The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of ups-and-downs, emotions riding high, then low.  The win last night was great, and certainly has to at least prep the Braves mentally for a tough opponent in the Colorado Rockies.  Take a look at the boxscores from last night, courtesy of Baseball Reference.

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str PO A
Jason Heyward RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 .241 .662 10 7 0 0
B.J. Upton CF 3 1 1 1 1 0 .200 .617 13 5 3 0
Freddie Freeman 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .305 .913 21 13 10 0
Justin Upton LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 .294 .958 22 12 1 0
Chris Johnson 3B 4 1 3 0 0 0 .266 .633 10 6 1 0
Andrelton Simmons SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .721 8 5 0 4
Dan Uggla 2B 3 2 1 0 1 1 .182 .512 21 12 1 2
   Craig Kimbrel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gerald Laird C 4 1 1 1 0 0 .184 .497 16 10 11 0
Aaron Harang P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .056 .111 1 1 0 2
   Ian Thomas P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
   Jordan Schafer PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .107 .372 2 2
   Alex Wood P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .143 0 1
   Ryan Doumit PH 1 0 1 2 0 0 .245 .607 6 4
   David Carpenter P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Ramiro Pena 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .623 0 0
Team Totals 30 5 9 5 4 4 .300 .816 130 77 27 10
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 5/23/2014.

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD
Aaron Harang 5.1 9 4 4 1 5 0 3.32 25 89 60 36 11 13 8 11 10
Ian Thomas 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.00 2 8 4 0 3 1 0 0 0
Alex Wood, W (4-5) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.29 4 15 10 8 1 1 2 1 1
David Carpenter, H (9) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.66 3 13 9 4 3 2 0 2 2
Craig Kimbrel, S (12) 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.08 4 18 15 5 6 4 0 0 0
Team Totals 9 10 4 4 2 11 0 4.00 38 143 98 53 24 21 10 14 13
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 5/23/2014.

ESPN

David Schoenfield takes a look at former Atlanta Brave (and always a Brave in our hearts) Tim Hudson, and points out how the veteran and fan favorite is approaching hall of fame status quickly.  Read David’s thoughts on a pitcher who is STILL one of our favorites, even though wearing a different uniform now.

Tim Hudson entering Hall of Fame territory

Tim Hudson pitches Thursday for the Giants against the Rockies in one of the most intriguing matchups of the day. Hudson has helped keep a mediocre Giants rotation afloat, as Madison Bumgarner struggled early, Tim Lincecum has been inconsistent and now Matt Cain has a strained hamstring. Hudson missed his last turn with a left hip strain, but he’s 4-2 with a 2.09 ERA and looking like one of the best free-agent signings of the offseason. One of my favorite pitchers since his days with the A’s, here are 10 things about Hudson:


via Miami Herald

The Miami Herald picked up the recap of last night’s Atlanta Braves win over the Milwaukee Brewers, as reported by David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.  Read David’s thoughts….

Doumit clutch again as Braves rally to beat Brewers

It’s pronounced Dough-mit, and now would be a good time for Braves fans to learn it if they haven’t already.

For the third time in five days, Ryan Doumit came through Thursday with the kind of big hit the Braves hoped he would provide when they traded for him in December.

Doumit’s two-run pinch-hit single in the seventh inning gave the Braves a 5-4 lead, and they hung on to beat the Brewers by that score in a series-clinching win after looking out of it for most of the night.


MLB

Joe Morgan of MLB takes a look at the wacky goings-on in the final game of the four game set between our Atlanta Braves and the visiting Milwaukee Brewers.  He notes how it took four replay reviews to get through this game.  Read Joe’s thoughts…

Series finale needs four replay reviews

ATLANTA — Talk about a seventh-inning stretch. When all was said and done in the bottom of the seventh, two reviews and three pitching changes — one botched — made for a 47-minute frame for the Braves and the Brewers on Thursday night at Turner Field.

The madness began when Gerald Laird hit a sharp grounder that bounced off the glove of third baseman Mark Reynolds and rolled to the edge of the outfield grass, resulting in an RBI double to cut Milwaukee’s lead to 4-3. Braves trainers came out to check on Laird, who would stay in the game.


MLB

Thomas Harding of MLB takes a look at the upcoming series between the Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies, and looks at the series some from a human perspective.  Read Mr. Harding’s thoughts…

Lyles hoping for happy homecoming in Atlanta

Rockies right-hander Jordan Lyles played high school ball in Hartsburg, S.C., and resides in Columbus, Ga. — all strong Braves footholds. Although he was with the Astros when they made a trip to Atlanta once, he has never pitched at Turner Field.

Before Lyles (5-1, 3.50 ERA) knew he would be pitching Friday night against the Braves and righty Gavin Floyd (0-1, 2.41), his family and friends had figured it would be a special evening.


 

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