Jun 9, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Atlanta Braves pitcher Craig Kimbrel (46) during the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Braves won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves News: The Morning Chop

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Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  If you made it until the end of the game last night, congrats…the game went into this morning and I couldn’t make it.  I did wake up and see Craig Kimbrel picked up his 18th save of the season for the Braves and in total Atlanta and Colorado scored 23 runs.  Now that is a game played in Coors Field.  All starters in the Braves lineup had at least a base hit on Tuesday with Evan Gattis and Chris Johnson each having three hits.

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS
Jason Heyward RF 6 1 1 0 0 0 .258 .726
B.J. Upton CF 4 1 1 1 1 0 .208 .623
Freddie Freeman 1B 5 2 1 2 0 2 .283 .869
Justin Upton LF 1 1 1 0 0 0 .295 .928
   Jordan Schafer LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .205 .544
Evan Gattis C 4 4 3 2 1 1 .280 .895
Chris Johnson 3B 5 1 3 0 0 0 .267 .622
Tommy La Stella 2B 5 1 2 2 0 0 .368 .783
   Ramiro Pena 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .630
Andrelton Simmons SS 4 1 1 4 1 1 .258 .691
Mike Minor P 3 0 1 1 0 0 .176 .353
   David Hale P 1 0 1 0 0 0 .100 .191
   Luis Avilan P 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Jordan Walden P 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Shae Simmons P 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Ryan Doumit PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .497
   Craig Kimbrel P 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 42 13 16 12 3 5 .381 1.101
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Generated 6/11/2014.
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mike Minor 4 11 8 8 3 3 1 4.31
David Hale, W (2-0) 2.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1.93
Luis Avilan 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.71
Jordan Walden 0.1 0 1 1 3 0 0 3.55
Shae Simmons, H (5) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Craig Kimbrel, S (18) 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.82
Team Totals 9 13 10 10 6 7 1 10.00
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Generated 6/11/2014.

CBS Sports

Braves 13, Rockies 10

Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  Gattis was the stud of the night with his three hit, two RBI, four runs scored night.  His batting average is now up to .280 and continues with his consecutive game hitting streak.  The Braves used a lot of guys from their bullpen on Tuesday so Fredi will probably let Julio Teheran go as far as he can on Wednesday.  A side note, Jordan Walden did come into the game in the 8th inning but walked three batters and gave up a run while only getting one out.  Shae Simmons came in to close out the 8th inning.

Andrelton Simmons hit his first career grand slam as part of a seven-run first inning, and the Braves held on to beat Colorado 13-10 on Tuesday night.

Evan Gattis had a home run among his three hits and Freddie Freeman also homered for the Braves, who had season-highs of 16 hits and 13 runs but had to sweat out a win in the late innings.

”Nothing surprises me in this ballpark,” Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said. ”I’ve been in this office in the same situation with a loss hanging over your head.”

 

 

9 News Colorado

Rockies’ slump continues, fall to Braves 13-10

Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  The Rockies are slumping, time to pounce on these guys and sweep the series.  After the Arizona series, fans got pretty close to the edge so hopefully this series will bring them a step or two back.  Braves hit the ball early and often on Tuesday which was great to see.  This is what the Braves offense is capable of.

The teams combined for 29 hits and neither starter made it out of the fifth inning. Rockies right-hander Juan Nicasio lasted just 3 2-3 innings and Atlanta’s Mike Minor left after giving up two hits to start the fifth.

David Hale (2-0) pitched 2 1-3 innings of relief for the win.

Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth for his 18th save in 21 chances.

 

 

WSB Radio

Pedestrian access a challenge for new Braves stadium

Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  Something no one wants to read (well except folks who are against this move) is that the new stadium may be unsafe for pedestrians.  The news came out yesterday that they are doing an extensive study on this to try and find the cause and fix.  Please figure this out! We need this!

A new traffic study shows existing pedestrian access to the $622 million stadium project from future off-site parking locations is inconsistent and unsafe.

The future stadium will have an Atlanta address, but it’s located in Cobb County between I-75, I-285 and Cobb Parkway.

The Georgia Regional Transit Authority is in the process of reviewing a traffic study submitted by the Braves in May. A GRTA staff report issued late Tuesday suggested that pedestrian accommodations be added along all sides of the stadium and an adjacent mixed-use development, on the site’s internal roads, and on roads leading from all the proposed off-site parking areas.

 

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