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.
|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|
|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|
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.
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.
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.”
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.