Jun 17, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Domonic Brown (9) scores in front of Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ervin Santana (30) after a passed ball during the fourth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves: The Morning Chop


CBS Sports

Phillies 5, Braves 2

Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  The Braves took the L Tuesday night as I’m sure you’re aware already.  Atlanta is struggling right now and have falling back to a half game behind Washington in the NL East standings.  As fans, we shouldn’t be close to the edge just yet…there is still lots of baseball to be played.  Once a team gets hot, they can be dangerous and this team can be.

Atlanta has lost seven of 11 and 13 of 21.

Ervin Santana (5-4) continued to struggle, giving up eight hits and four runs — three earned — with three walks in six innings. Santana, who struck out five, is 1-4 with a 6.17 ERA in his past seven starts.

“It was a little better, yeah, but it was it tough battling out there,” Santana said. “The pitch that Howard hit was a good pitch. Just one of those days.”

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Miami Herald

Braves place Carpenter on disabled list

Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  David Carpenter hasn’t been the same pitcher he was in 2013 and especially the past few weeks.  He described his issues as coming “from dead legs and trying to overcompensate with the arm and the upper body.”  David will be on the 15-day DL list to hopefully recover and regroup.

The Atlanta Braves have placed reliever David Carpenter on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right biceps.

Carpenter got off to a good start in April, but a drop in velocity has contributed to a 5.19 ERA in his last 17 1-3 innings over the last two months.

Right-hander Pedro Beato was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday to take Carpenter’s spot on the 25-man roster.

 

The Telegraph

Rockies Masset suspended, Braves Carpenter fined

Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  Speaking of David Carpenter…he didn’t have the best of days on Tuesday.  He went on the disabled list for the Braves and then learned he was being fined for throwing a pitch at Colorado’s outfielder Corey Dickerson last week.

Braves reliever David Carpenter was also fined for throwing at Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson in the same game, which featured several ejections, including Colorado manager Walt Weiss.

Masset’s suspension is set to begin Tuesday night unless the reliever appeals it. The amount of the fines was not disclosed.

 

Gwinnett Braves

G-Braves Add Pitcher Jorge Reyes

Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  If the name Reyes sounds familiar to you, it’s probably because it is.  He has been with the Braves Double-A Mississippi but was picked up by San Diego…well, he’s back!  Stewart goes on the DL with an oblique strain so the Braves made a quick move.

The Gwinnett Braves, in conjunction with the Atlanta Braves, have announced the addition of right-hander Jorge Reyes from Double-A Mississippi. Also announced today, right-hander Zach Stewart has been placed on the disabled list retroactive to June 12 with a left oblique strain and right-hander Andrew Russell has been released.

Reyes, 26, was 0-0 with a 4.76 ERA (3 ER in 5.2 IP) in four relief outings with Mississippi after being acquired by the Braves from the San Diego Padres on June 3. The right-hander started the season with Triple-A El Paso, going 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA (13 ER in 30.1 IP) in 24 relief appearances. He was originally selected by San Diego in the 17th round of the 2009 June free agent draft out of Oregon State University.

 

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