Well the Atlanta Braves finally won a game, barely, to our nearest division rival. The win came primarily due to the excellent pitching we keep seeing from Julio Teheran, and also good work from the bullpen. The win kept the Braves slightly out in front in the NL East. Check out the box scores from last night’s victory over the Miami Marlins, courtesy of Baseball Reference.
|Jason Heyward RF||5||1||2||1||0||1||.246||.694||12||8||6||0||3B,GDP|
|B.J. Upton CF||2||0||1||1||1||0||.211||.629||14||8||3||0||SF|
|Freddie Freeman 1B||4||0||0||0||0||3||.299||.905||17||12||8||0|
|Justin Upton LF||3||1||0||0||1||1||.303||.969||22||13||3||0||GDP|
|Evan Gattis C||2||0||1||0||0||0||.252||.815||11||5||5||0||2·HBP|
|Chris Johnson 3B||4||0||1||1||0||0||.258||.615||13||8||0||1|
|Andrelton Simmons SS||3||0||0||0||1||0||.266||.692||12||6||0||2|
|Tommy La Stella 2B||2||0||0||0||1||0||.222||.522||12||6||1||3|
|Ramiro Pena 2B||1||0||1||0||0||0||.194||.585||8||5||1||0|
|Julio Teheran P||3||1||2||0||0||1||.143||.321||8||7||0||2||2B|
|Luis Avilan P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|David Carpenter P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Dan Uggla PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||.175||.506||4||2||GDP|
|Craig Kimbrel P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Julio Teheran, W (5-3)||7.1||5||2||2||1||5||1||1.83||27||106||71||45||8||18||10||11||3|
|Luis Avilan, H (2)||0.1||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.67||1||2||2||1||0||1||0||1||0|
|David Carpenter, H (10)||0.1||0||0||0||0||0||0||3.13||1||4||3||3||0||0||1||0||0|
|Craig Kimbrel, S (14)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.83||3||15||7||4||0||3||0||3||0|
Mark Townsend of Yahoo Sports shares his recap of last night’s Atlanta win, pointing out the prowess of Julio Teheran. Check our Mark’s thoughts…
The Grand Slam: Braves reclaim first place behind Julio Teheran’s big night
Right-hander Julio Teheran did the heavy lifting for Atlanta, allowing two runs over seven and one-third innings, which actually raised his ERA to 1.83. The only blemish came on Giancarlo Stanton‘s two-run homer in the first. He also chipped in at the plate with two hits and scored the tying run onJason Heyward‘s triple in the seventh inning.
Tim Healey of MLB takes a look at game 2 of the current series between the Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves, specifically talking about how Ervin Santana hopes to snap back to his early season form after recent struggles on the mound. Check out Tim’s thoughts…
Santana seeks to solve recent struggles, Marlins
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was blunt Friday afternoon: “Confidence or momentum is the next day’s starter.”
If that is indeed the case, and if Atlanta won’t carry any confidence or momentum from Julio Teheran’s 7 1/3 innings of two-run ball in the team’s 3-2 win over the Marlins on Friday, then the Braves’ chances might not be so great in the second contest of the three-game set on Saturday at Marlins Park.
Brad Rowland shares a few thoughts about the huge funk the Atlanta Braves are currently in, in his usual humorous, yet insightful way. Check out Brad’s thoughts…
Open thread, 5/30, #Braves vs. worst funk this side of Beavis and Butthead’s couch
BK sets such a sterling example, doesn’t he? He yells at LaStella after that popup in LaStella’s second inning in the big leagues. Then after botching a play last night, he blames the grass. This a couple weeks after bitching in the local organ about batting sixth.
David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution takes a look at one Atlanta Brave that has turned things around lately – Jason Heyward. Read David’s thoughts…
A Braves bright spot: Heyward going strong
The Braves have been waiting for someone besides Freddie Freeman and the streaky Justin Upton to make a consistent impact in their lineup – it’s hard for Evan Gattis to do that when the slugger sits once every few games and isn’t a high average or OBP guy anyway – and now it looks as if Jason Heyward is ready to assume that role again.