May 29, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward (22) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the third inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Chop: Atlanta Braves News


 

Baseball Reference

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.

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str PO A
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
Team Totals 30 3 8 3 4 6 .267 .745 133 80 27 8
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/31/2014.

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD
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
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 1 5 1 2.00 32 127 83 53 8 22 11 15 3
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/31/2014.

 

Yahoo Sports

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.

 


 

MLB

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.


Rowland’s Office

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.

 


 

AJC

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.

 

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  • fireboss

    Brad finally said what everyone dances around, BJ is a whiner. When he screws up – and it happens too often for a $15M a year player – the fault is never his, it always someone or something else. His hitting resurgence much touted by his supporters is easily replaceable by putting Jordan Schafer in the everyday lineup. He hits bad pitches from mediocre pitchers and the spin is he’s unlucky. When the struggling Dan Uggla hits one of the screws right at somebody it’s Uggla being awful. These people are not paying attention, Dan is done as a threat and Bj is generally awful at the plate and just average in CF. The common denominator and the reason both are still on the team is silly contracts both men enjoy and we all know who made those offers.