Tomahawk Take Editor Notes: Donde Mr. Freddie Freeman?!? The Braves offense came out on fire Monday afternoon but cooled off after getting a 6-1 lead. Ervin Santana gave up five earned runs in the 5th inning to tie the game and Ian Thomas gave up two more in the 7th inning to make the game 8-6. Braves wouldn’t put anything on the board after the 4th inning.
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|B.J. Upton CF||5||1||1||1||0||2||.211||.633|
|Freddie Freeman 1B||2||2||0||0||3||1||.303||.914|
|Justin Upton LF||4||1||2||3||1||1||.299||.978|
|Chris Johnson 3B||5||0||2||0||0||0||.268||.645|
|Andrelton Simmons SS||4||0||1||1||1||0||.259||.683|
|Ramiro Pena 2B||4||0||0||0||0||1||.169||.558|
|Gerald Laird C||3||0||1||1||1||0||.214||.569|
|Ervin Santana P||2||0||0||0||0||1||.136||.273|
|Tyler Pastornicky PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||.212||.570|
|Alex Wood P||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||.143|
|Ian Thomas P||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Luis Avilan P||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Ryan Doumit PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||.235||.583|
|David Carpenter P||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|David Hale P||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||.000|
|Ian Thomas, L (1-2)||0.2||2||2||2||2||0||0||4.66|
Ortiz, Red Sox end 10-game skid, rally past Braves
Tomahawk Take Editor Note: David Ortiz hit his 12th homer of the 2014 season as he help the Red Sox defeat the Braves 8-6 on Monday. The Braves were able to knock Clay Buchholz out of the game in the 4th inning after he gave up six earned runs and eight walks. The Braves love getting to the bullpen but weren’t able to take advantage as Boston’s bullpen shut the door giving up only four hits the rest of the game and no runs.
Ortiz homered and drove in four runs as the defending World Series champions ended their 10-game losing streak, rallying from a five-run deficit to defeat the Atlanta Braves 8-6.
“It’s been too long since we last shook hands following a win,” manager John Farrell.
Farrell called it “a total team win,” then pointed to the two powerful bats in the middle of the lineup — Ortiz andDustin Pedroia.
“In 10 games prior to today, there was one RBI combined,” he said. “That’s not to put it all on them, but they being in the middle of the lineup, their contributions are key to us.”
Cobb Commission To Take Final Vote On Braves Stadium Plan Tuesday
Tomahawk Take Editor Notes: The one huge cloud over this entire situation is that this deal would rely on hundreds of millions of taxpayer’s dollars and some are skeptical about that. There is a group called “Cobb Home Of The Braves” that have already began paying for ads rallying the support of the deal. The business blueprint that I saw looked to be very profitable.
Cobb County Commissioners are expected to give their final sign-off Tuesday on the plan for a new Atlanta Braves stadium.
Both supporters and opponents of the deal that will move the MLB team from downtown to Atlanta to the suburbs say they intend to represent their sides at the 7 p.m. meeting.
Trade Rumors: Dan Uggla, Mike Minor, Alex Wood Options For Seattle Mariners, Dodgers, NY Yankees At Deadline?
Tomahawk Take Editor Notes: Personally, and I think I’m probably in agreement with most, I’m getting tired of hearing about the Dan Uggla trade rumors. Don’t count on any of this happening…no team wants his contract, his bat OR his glove. He has to prove something to another team and when given the chance this season, he hasn’t shown anything but being able to take a walk – I have no idea how an opposing pitcher would walk him though…
The Atlanta Braves once again are leading the NL East division in 2014 and heading into the summer the team could look to move struggling second baseman Dan Uggla for some more hitting, as they have a dearth of young pitchers and names like Mike Minor or Alex Wood could be options in deals with the Seattle Mariners, Dodgers, NY Yankees, Texas Rangers or Boston Red Sox.
The Braves come into the week ranked 29th in the league in runs and despite that they are first in the National League east over the Mets and the Nationals. The team is ranked 26th in batting average and 29th in on base percentage and the team is also 18th in slugging percentage this season. The team has been able to stay in first place despite some offensive struggles and that could lead to a trade this summer since the Braves have a nice amount of young pitching. On top of that, the team is ranked first in the league in ERA and quality starts this season and they are also second in WHIP and fifth in BAA, meaning the pitching has been way better than the offense and the Braves could afford to give up some of that to get things going.
J. Upton likes hitting at home
Tomahawk Take Editor Notes: Justin Upton hit his 10th home run at Turner Field on Sunday making him the league leader in home runs at one ball park. Carroll Rogers of AJC.com reported that since he has arrived in Atlanta he’s hit .292 with 23 home runs and 57 RBIS in 100 games at home.
“I’m seeing the ball really good at Turner Field right now,” Upton said, matter-of-factly. Same goes for what his numbers say.
Entering Monday, Upton was hitting .376 in 27 games at Turner Field, with 10 home runs and 23 RBIs. On the road, he’s hit .195 in 20 games with three home runs and seven RBIs.
“The times I’ve stunk have been on the road,” Upton said. “The times I’ve hit the ball well I’ve been here. I think it’s coincidence.”