Jun 29, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; A general view of game between Philadelphia Phillies and against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves News: The Morning Chop


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Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  Don’t look now but the Braves are 6-1 since B.J. Upton took over the leadoff spot in the lineup.  Could that have been the 2013 version of the Jason Heyward to the leadoff spot and spark this team to a run?  Man, I hope so.  Gattis continues to miss games with the back spasms and hopefully he doesn’t have to go on the DL.

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS
B.J. Upton CF 4 0 1 2 1 2 5 .205 .271 .339 .610
Ramiro Pena 3B 4 0 0 0 1 1 5 .196 .260 .326 .586
Freddie Freeman 1B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .291 .382 .500 .882
Justin Upton LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .278 .346 .509 .855
Jason Heyward RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .244 .343 .373 .716
Andrelton Simmons SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .248 .289 .353 .642
Tommy La Stella 2B 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .278 .347 .352 .699
Gerald Laird C 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .222 .307 .289 .596
Aaron Harang P 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .071 .103 .071 .175
   Shae Simmons P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Ryan Doumit PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .218 .242 .345 .587
   Craig Kimbrel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 33 3 7 3 5 9 38 .212 .316 .333 .649
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Generated 6/30/2014.
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Aaron Harang, W (7-6) 7 11 2 2 2 4 2 3.69
Shae Simmons, H (7) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.38
Craig Kimbrel, S (24) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.23
Team Totals 9 13 2 2 2 6 2 2.00
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Generated 6/30/2014.

 

CBS Sports

Braves edge Phillies, complete four-game sweep

Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  To bring out the brooms against a team like the Phillies feels amazing.  Sunday was great, to win, to take over first, pitching threw the ball well and we had some offense.  Now the Braves take on the New York Mets at Turner Field starting on Monday.

B.J. Upton tripled and drove in two runs Sunday to lead streaking Atlanta to a 3-2 victory over the Phillies and their first four-game sweep in Philadelphia in 50 years.

Gerald Laird had two hits with a double and RBI for the Braves, who won for the sixth time in seven games while ending their road trip 8-3. Atlanta avenged a three-game sweep by Philadelphia June 16-18 at Turner Field.

”We had timely hitting and the pitching was really good,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. ”You can’t ask for more than that.”

 

 

Times Free Press

Wiedmer: Braves deserve more cheers than jeers

 

Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  The Braves take over first place in their division on Sunday after sweeping the Phillies.  The Washington National’s next 24 games include a 14 game road trip that come against seven teams that stand a collective 10 games under .500 in 2014.  Our pitching, bullpen and bats need to stay hot!

Yet here they are after 82 games, 44-38 on the year and one-half game ahead of the Washington Nationals following Sunday’s 3-2 win at Philadelphia. Moreover, they won eight times on their just-completed 11-game road trip, which makes them 24-20 away from Turner Field this season, the fourth-best road mark in the NL.

More good news? Starting with tonight’s visit from the New York Mets, the Braves play their next 24 games against six teams that all have losing records and stand a collective 60 games under .500.

So by the time Atlanta flies to the Left Coast in late July for an eight-game trip that includes three games against the Dodgers and two against the Mariners, there’s no reason to believe Fredi’s Feistys can’t be at least four or five games in front of the Nats.

 

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  • fireboss

    The Braves need to make hay in July and the first 3 day of August because most of the rest of August is going to be tough. I HOPE BJ is in an Uggla like streak but a six game , one hit a game is hardly a turn around and his line over that time -.231/.259/.462/.721 – isn’t all that impressive hitting. During Dan’s streak there were a lot of multihit games A good CF – even BJ – would have caught his “triple” yesterday and his homer in Houston is an out in most ballparks; the Crawford Boxes are 315 feet away from the plate a fence at 330 and it’s caught. So while I want him to succeed I have realistic – low – expectations. Top flight pitching will send him back below 200.