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.
|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|
|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|
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.”
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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