Jun 19, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Atlanta Braves pitcher Gavin Floyd (32) throws a pitch in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Chop: Atlanta Braves News

Baseball Reference

The win last night was refreshing, however it happened, but it’s just one victory amid a string of disappointments.  Hopefully the Atlanta Braves can somehow maintain some kind of momentum.  Check out the box scores from last night’s win over the Washington Nationals, courtesy of Baseball Reference.

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str PO A
Tommy La Stella 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .333 .398 .360 .758 17 13 2 3
   Craig Kimbrel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B.J. Upton CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 .208 .279 .340 .619 14 10 0 0
Freddie Freeman 1B 5 2 3 0 0 0 5 .282 .373 .495 .868 16 10 10 0 2·2B
Evan Gattis C 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 .296 .347 .583 .930 22 15 8 0
Jason Heyward RF 3 0 2 0 1 0 4 .260 .345 .391 .736 10 5 3 0
Chris Johnson 3B 4 0 2 3 0 0 4 .278 .297 .359 .656 16 9 0 1
Ryan Doumit LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .218 .244 .321 .564 7 4 2 0
   Jordan Schafer LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .212 .281 .288 .569 5 4 2 0 SB
Andrelton Simmons SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .254 .292 .375 .667 19 10 0 6
Gavin Floyd P 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 .111 .111 .111 .222 10 9 0 1
   Anthony Varvaro P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Justin Upton PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .276 .350 .508 .858 4 2
   Jordan Walden P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Ramiro Pena 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .272 .353 .625 0 0
Team Totals 38 3 11 3 2 7 40 .289 .325 .342 .667 140 91 27 11
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Generated 6/20/2014.
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD
Gavin Floyd, W (2-2) 6 2 0 0 1 6 0 2.65 20 63 45 24 10 11 7 6 3
Anthony Varvaro, H (5) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.67 4 13 10 6 2 2 4 0 0
Jordan Walden, H (5) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.63 3 10 7 4 1 2 2 1 0
Craig Kimbrel, S (21) 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.91 4 23 13 6 3 4 0 1 0
Team Totals 9 3 0 0 2 8 0 0.00 31 109 75 40 16 19 13 8 3
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/20/2014.

 

Ledger-Enquirer

The Ledger-Enquirer picked up on the Sports Network story recapping the win by the Atlanta Braves over the Washington Nationals last night.  Check out the recap.

Recap: Washington vs. Atlanta

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) – Gavin Floyd pitched into the seventh inning, but suffered a fracture in his arm as the Atlanta Braves grabbed a 3-0 victory over the Washington Nationals to open a four-game set.

Floyd (2-2) gave up just two hits and a walk with six strikeouts to get the win, but he will be placed on the disabled list as he suffered a fracture of the olecranon in his right elbow. He gave up a foul ball to Jayson Werth on the first pitch of the seventh inning, then left the game.

“(Floyd) had command of all of his pitches,” said Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez.

 


MLB

Joe Morgan of MLB takes  a look at the showdown between Atlanta Braves’ Mike Minor and Washington Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg, and notes how the Braves could reclaim the top spot in the NL East.   Check out Joe’s thoughts…

Minor trying to help Braves retake top spot in NL East

Braves left-hander Mike Minor was unable to pitch at least six innings only twice in 32 starts in 2013. As he toes the rubber opposite Nationals hurler Stephen Strasburg on Friday, he hopes to end a run of two consecutive starts of fewer than six frames.

One of those two outings last season came against Washington on Aug. 17 at Turner Field. The southpaw surrendered four runs on four hits and four walks in only 1 2/3 innings, although he did keep the ball in the park.


MASN Sports

Byron Kerr of MASN Sports talks about the Washington Nationals’ Jordan Zimmermann and Adam LaRoche, and asks whether or not the Atlanta Braves have them psyched out.  Read Byron’s notes.

LaRoche and Zimmermann on if the Braves have psyched them out

“I don’t know what it is,” LaRoche said. “You got to think losing that many games it’s not all coincidence. They play us tough, you know, plain and simple. They come up with some big hits and we seem to not get a lot of action on the basepaths. I don’t know what it is at this point. Between them and St. Louis, just kind of snake bit, those two teams.”

 


ATL All Day

Brad Rowland of our FanSided Network’s sister site, ATL All Day, takes a look at the story of Juan Jaime being promoted  to the Atlanta Braves, and Pedro Beato being placed on the DL.  Check out the story.

Juan Jaime promoted to Atlanta Braves; Pedro Beato placed on disabled list

The 26-year-old Jaime has emerged as perhaps the top relief “prospect” in the system (especially with Shae Simmons already on the big league roster), and with good reason. In 26.1 innings this season, Jaime has put up a 13.67 K/9 strikeout rate, and the overall results in run prevention have been stellar with a 2.39 ERA and a 3.05 FIP. However, there is a significant concern with his control, as the hard-throwing right-hander has walked more than 6 batters per 9 in each of the past two seasons, and that has been the main reason for his lack of promotion to the bigs.

 

 

 

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