Jun 19, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Atlanta Braves pitcher Juan Jaime (58) walks out to the bullpen prior to the game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Jaime was called up the the major leagues today. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Chop: Atlanta Braves News

Baseball Reference

Two in a row for the Atlanta Braves is nothing to sneeze about, and the offense has shown a little more momentum of late.  Then again, we almost always beat Stephen Strasburg.  Check out the box scores from last night’s Atlanta Braves victory in a marathon 13 inning game, courtesy of Baseball Reference.

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str PO A
Tommy La Stella 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .329 .391 .367 .758 14 9 1 1 2B
   Ramiro Pena 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .207 .266 .345 .611 7 5 1 2
B.J. Upton CF 5 1 0 0 1 3 6 .205 .276 .333 .610 22 13 2 0
Freddie Freeman 1B 6 3 3 1 0 1 6 .286 .375 .505 .881 26 17 10 2 HR
Evan Gattis C 6 1 2 1 0 1 6 .298 .347 .576 .922 22 16 17 0
Jason Heyward RF 6 1 2 2 0 2 6 .261 .345 .394 .738 29 18 2 0 2B
Chris Johnson 3B 5 0 2 0 1 2 6 .281 .301 .363 .664 19 13 0 2 2B,IW
Andrelton Simmons SS 6 0 2 2 0 0 6 .256 .293 .374 .667 26 20 1 1
Jordan Schafer LF 6 0 0 0 0 3 6 .190 .254 .259 .513 20 14 4 0 2·SB
Mike Minor P 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .143 .143 .143 .286 12 9 1 1
   Anthony Varvaro P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Ryan Doumit PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .215 .241 .316 .557 5 3
   Craig Kimbrel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Luis Avilan P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Juan Jaime P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Dan Uggla PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .163 .241 .236 .477 6 3
   Ryan Buchter P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Jordan Walden P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 51 6 12 6 2 16 53 .235 .264 .353 .617 208 140 39 9
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Generated 6/21/2014.
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD
Mike Minor 7 7 2 2 2 11 1 4.20 29 105 74 31 13 30 5 11 8
Anthony Varvaro, H (6) 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.57 5 18 12 4 3 5 2 2 1
Craig Kimbrel, BS (4) 1 1 2 2 2 0 1 2.45 6 25 13 8 1 4 1 3 1
Luis Avilan 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.50 3 15 8 4 2 2 1 1 0
Juan Jaime 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.00 4 23 15 10 0 5 1 0 0
Ryan Buchter, W (1-0) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00 3 12 6 3 1 2 1 0 0
Jordan Walden, S (2) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.44 3 12 8 3 2 3 1 1 1
Team Totals 13 10 4 4 6 17 2 2.77 53 210 136 63 22 51 12 18 11
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/21/2014.

 


CSN Washington

Washington Nationals insider Mark Zuckerman shares his thoughts on how the Nationals elation in the 9th turned into dejection in the 13th.  Check out Mark’s thoughts.

Nats’ elation in 9th turns to dejection in 13th

As the ball went screaming off Anthony Rendon’s bat and soared toward the bullpen in deep left-center field, anything seemed possible, from the Nationals’ standpoint, for the first time in a long time.

What’s that about this team’s mental hurdle trying to beat the Braves? How about a game-tying, 2-out, bottom-of-the-ninth homer off Craig Kimbrel to cure all that ails the Nats?


Rant Sports

Steven Whitaker of Rant Sports shares his happy thoughts on the return of Alex Wood to the pitching rotation.  I’m with you there Steven.  In my humble opinion, it should’ve been Gavin Floyd and Aaron Harang relegated, not David Hale and Alex Wood.  Check out Steven’s thoughts.

Alex Wood Returning to Atlanta Braves’ Pitching Rotation Is A Positive

It’s not very often that a player getting sent down to Triple-A is a good thing, but when theAtlanta Braves sent Alex Wood down, everyone should have known he was coming back to Atlanta as a starter. Having to make one last start in Gwinnett, Wood has been very good to this point while stretching his arm out over the past month.

 


MLB

Braves’ beat reporter Mark Bowman points out how well Juan Jaime and Ryan Buchter did in their debuts for the Atlanta Braves.  Check out Mark’s thoughts.

Relievers Buchter, Jaime come through in debuts

WASHINGTON — When starting pitcher Gavin Floyd broke his pitching elbow on Thursday night, the Braves opted to take advantage of a chance to add depth to their bullpen for a few days. That decision gave Ryan Buchter a chance to experience a memorable Major League debut, as the left-hander was credited with the win in Friday night’s 6-4, 13-inning victory over the Nationals.

 


AJC

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution shares an update on Justin Upton, who is still ailing, and according to David will be seeking a doctor’s opinion.  Check out David’s story.

J. Upton still ailing, to be examined by doctor

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

WASHINGTON – A day after Braves left fielder Justin Upton reported feeling better, he woke feeling worse Friday and was scheduled to see a doctor before Friday night’s game against the Nationals.

Upton has complained of dizziness and lightheadedness since coming out of a game Tuesday. His only action since then was a pinch-hit appearance Thursday.

 

 

 

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