Tomahawk Take Editor Notes: Early, often but late, nothing has been the story for the Braves runs situation the past two nights again Boston. After struggling over the weekend, yesterday and three strikeouts early, Freddie Freeman hit a triple and finished the night 2-5 at the plate. The Braves really need him to stay consistent. B.J. Upton is looking strong at the plate currently but the box score isn’t really showing for it.
|Jason Heyward RF||5||1||1||1||0||2||.238||.667|
|B.J. Upton CF||5||1||1||0||0||1||.209||.635|
|Freddie Freeman 1B||5||1||2||0||0||3||.306||.930|
|Justin Upton LF||3||0||3||0||1||0||.310||.999|
|Chris Johnson 3B||3||0||0||2||0||1||.258||.620|
|Andrelton Simmons SS||3||0||2||0||0||0||.266||.698|
|Dan Uggla 2B||0||0||0||0||1||0||.177||.511|
|Gerald Laird C||4||0||1||0||0||2||.217||.565|
|Tyler Pastornicky 2B||2||0||0||0||1||0||.188||.547|
|Anthony Varvaro P||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Luis Avilan P||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|David Hale P||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||.000|
|Ryan Doumit PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||.231||.572|
|Ian Thomas P||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Aaron Harang P||1||0||0||0||1||0||.053||.153|
|Ramiro Pena PH-2B-SS||2||0||0||0||0||1||.164||.542|
|Anthony Varvaro, H (3), L (1-1)||0.1||2||2||2||0||0||0||3.00|
|Luis Avilan, BS (1)||0.1||3||2||2||1||0||0||5.17|
Red Sox rally with 4 runs in 7th, beat Braves 6-3
Tomahawk Take Editor Note: The Braves loss on Tuesday night was another heartbreaker as one big inning killed them again. The Red Sox put four runs on the board in the 7th inning to make the game go from a 3-2 Braves lead to a 6-3 Red Sox lead. The Braves again scored early but couldn’t put any runs on the board late. Now we travel to Boston to play these scrappy guys again.
The Red Sox snapped their 10-game losing streak on Monday, overcoming a five-run deficit to top Atlanta 8-6. Now they have a winning streak and a feeling that it’s their turn for some good breaks as they prepare to play two games against the Braves in Boston.
“It’s good for our self-esteem,” said Jonny Gomes, who singled and scored on Bradley’s hit in the seventh, and then had a highlight-worthy catch in right field in the eighth.
Builders approved for Braves’ new ballpark
Tomahawk Take Editor Notes: The Atlanta Braves new ballpark and 2017 will be here before you know it and the stadium just moved one step closer to reality. On Tuesday night the Board of Commissions approved the new stadium. This is very exciting news for fans as the proposals for this look amazing and may be one of the best facilities to visit in the near future.
The Cobb County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday night to approve the builders for the Braves new ballpark.
American Builders 2017 will oversee construction of the stadium, which is schedule to open in early 2017. The Commission also voted to approve multiple long form agreements that dictate a 30-year partnership between the franchise and the county. They include an assurance agreement, construction administration agreement, development agreement, non-relocation agreement and stadium operating agreement.
“We are thrilled the Cobb County Commission has taken this large, and final, step that will allow this project to move forward. These agreements are the framework that will ensure a successful partnership between our organization and Cobb County,” said Braves Executive Vice President Mike Plant.
Wrist strain sidelines Gattis; Simmons exits
Tomahawk Take Editor Notes: Gattis had X-rays taken but they came back negative. Mark Bowman reported that Gattis had these said types of injuries back in 2012 when playing for Double-A Mississippi and missed just a couple games after receiving a plasma rich platelet injection. Hopefully this injury will not linger.
Catcher Evan Gattiswas a late scratch from Tuesday’s lineup due to a strained right wrist and shortstop Andrelton Simmonsexited the Braves’ 6-3 loss to the Red Sox with right ankle inflammation. Both players are day to day.
Gattis began to feel discomfort after his third round of batting practice and ended up missing his sixth game in the past nine days. He was sidelined from Tuesday to Friday after he began experiencing viral symptoms May 17 in St. Louis.