Jun 9, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Gavin Floyd (32) delivers a pitch during the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves News: Morning Chop


 

Baseball Reference

The Atlanta Braves took the first game of the series against the visiting Los Angeles Angels at Turner Field with a score of 4-3.  Take a look at the box scores for both hitting and pitching from last evening’s victory, courtesy of Baseball Reference.

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str PO A
Jason Heyward RF 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .254 .336 .379 .715 2 1 1 0 HBP
   Jordan Schafer PH-RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .196 .245 .261 .506 7 5 1 0 SB
B.J. Upton CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .206 .278 .343 .621 15 9 2 0
Freddie Freeman 1B 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .273 .368 .478 .846 18 8 10 0
Justin Upton LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .289 .367 .538 .905 16 9 1 0
Evan Gattis C 4 1 2 3 0 1 4 .284 .335 .574 .909 10 6 6 1 HR
Chris Johnson 3B 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 .271 .289 .352 .641 21 14 1 0 HR
Tommy La Stella 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .367 .415 .388 .803 16 11 2 2
   Craig Kimbrel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andrelton Simmons SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .259 .293 .390 .684 10 7 3 7
Aaron Harang P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .042 .080 .042 .122 8 6 0 2 SH
   Dan Uggla PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .241 .242 .482 3 2
   David Hale P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .091 .100 .191 0 0
   Shae Simmons P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Ramiro Pena 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .271 .359 .630 0 0
Team Totals 31 4 8 4 2 10 35 .258 .324 .452 .775 126 78 27 12
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/14/2014.
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD
Aaron Harang, W (5-5) 6 4 1 1 3 2 0 3.20 23 100 64 46 7 11 8 10 1
David Hale, H (2) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.88 3 8 5 2 1 2 2 0 0
Shae Simmons, H (6) 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 1.50 7 27 16 9 3 4 2 3 2
Craig Kimbrel, S (19) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.75 3 13 9 4 3 2 1 0 0
Team Totals 9 6 3 2 4 6 0 2.00 36 148 94 61 14 19 13 13 3
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/14/2014.

 


 

ATL All Day

Fletcher Keel of ATL All Day, one of our sister sites on the FanSided Network, shares his thoughts about the Atlanta Braves game one victory over the visiting Los Angeles Angels.  Take a look at what Fletcher has to say…

Atlanta Braves’ power propels series opening win

The Atlanta Braves opened their weekend series with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, their first win in 2014 over an American League team, while relying on a strong outing from starter Aaron Harang, as well as some first inning power, as both Evan Gattis and Chris Johnson went yard in the opening frame.

Unfortunately for the Braves, those four runs in the first inning would be all the offense could muster, as C.J. Wilson settled down and finished his outing – going six total innings, allowing six hits and striking out eight in 107 pitches – but got tabbed for his sixth loss of the season.

 


 

MLB

Adam Lichtenstein of MLB takes a look at game two of the current series between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Angels, and specifically the matchup between the Angel’s pitcher Garrett Richards and the Braves’ pitcher Gavin Floyd.

Richards looking to cool off Braves in rematch

After giving up five runs in less than an inning against the A’s on May 30, Garrett Richards is showing that one outing was out of the recent norm.

Richards is coming off two quality starts in which he gave up only one run total, and he will look to continue that hot streak against the Braves on Saturday.

In those two starts since the A’s knocked him out in the first inning, Richards has not walked a batter. In the same time, he has struck out 13.

“Just going back to trusting my stuff,” Richards said. “Just pounding the zone and not trying to be too fine. Just going right at guys, really.”

 


MLB

Among all of Chipper Jones accolades, he can now add Emmy Winner to the list, as Chipper has now won an Emmy for Driven: The Chipper Jones Story.  My, how easy it is to win an Emmy these days.  You can just sit at home and and answer questions on camera.  Congratulations Chipper, I guess.  Read more from Jon Cooper, special to MLB.

Chipper on hand to accept TV Emmy award

ATLANTA — Add Emmy winner to Chipper Jones’ resume.

Jones, one of the most decorated players in Braves history, was at Turner Field on Friday to accept an Emmy Award he won for the FOX Sports South DRIVEN series.

“DRIVEN: The Chipper Jones Story” was recognized by National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Southeast Chapter for Television News and Program Specialty Excellence. Ironically, Jones won the award for DRIVEN over nominee Hendrick Motorsports.

 

 

 

 

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