Jul 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran (49) pitches during the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves News: The Morning Chop

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Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  The New York Mets must of done their homework for Julio Teheran…either that or Julio just didn’t have his best night.  Teheran seemed to get hit with every pitch he threw, no matter where he threw it.  Despite only scoring three runs and giving up eight, look at the box score…B.J. Upton with three hits, Jason Heyward with three, Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman both with two hits.  The Braves offense is showing signs of life but now we have to get the timely hits to drive these guys in…I’m staying confident in this team.

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS
B.J. Upton CF 5 1 3 0 0 1 5 .216 .277 .342 .620
Andrelton Simmons SS 4 1 0 0 1 1 5 .263 .302 .363 .665
Freddie Freeman 1B 5 0 2 2 0 2 5 .301 .390 .506 .896
Justin Upton LF 5 0 2 0 0 2 5 .277 .350 .503 .854
Jason Heyward RF 4 0 3 1 0 0 4 .247 .338 .366 .705
Chris Johnson 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .276 .299 .356 .655
Tommy La Stella 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .291 .377 .358 .735
Christian Bethancourt C 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 .281 .324 .313 .636
Julio Teheran P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .119 .119 .143 .262
   David Hale P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .071 .067 .071 .138
   Dan Uggla PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .162 .241 .231 .472
   David Carpenter P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Ryan Doumit PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .209 .240 .330 .569
Team Totals 39 3 13 3 1 14 40 .333 .350 .333 .683
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Generated 7/9/2014.
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Julio Teheran, L (8-6) 3.1 11 5 5 2 2 1 2.57
David Hale 2.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.04
David Carpenter 2 5 2 2 0 1 0 4.55
Team Totals 8 18 8 8 2 3 1 9.00
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/9/2014.

 

CBS Sports

DeGrom strikes out 11 as Mets take down Braves

Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  Curtis Granderson stays hot against the Braves as he hit a leadoff homer to start the game.  Jacob DeGrom added a base hit to get a rally going in the 2nd inning and Lucas Duda doubled twice for the Mets.  DeGrom is now hitting .273 for the 2014 season.  The Braves had no answer for him at the plate with his mid to high fastball and off-speed pitches…Jacob looked like an All-Star pitcher.

DeGrom struck out 11 in seven shutout innings and also delivered a table-setting hit from the No. 8 spot in the batting order as the New York Metstagged All-Star Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves 8-3 Tuesday night.

“Showed you that he can certainly compete in this league,” Collins praised.

The shaggy-haired deGrom (2-5) pitched the Mets to their third win in a row, and the franchise’s 4,000th victory since starting out as an expansion team in 1962. Atlanta has lost three straight.

The lanky 26-year-old scattered seven hits, walked none and matched a career best for strikeouts.

“Feel I had my best start,” deGrom said. “Controlling every pitch I needed to.”

 

 

AJC

Braves searching for lefty reliever; Miller would do nicely

Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  Andrew Miller has had an up and down career in Boston.  He started as a starting pitcher but is now in relief duty.  He may have finally found his grove he had while attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  In his last 15 appearances for Boston, he has a .139 opposing batting average with 20 strikeouts and only three walks.  Would Miller help the pen for the Braves or will he be a bust?

The Braves had one of their top scouts following the Red Sox in recent days, and Miller is far and away the best lefty they have, and the best available before the deadline. But he surely won’t come cheap, and he’ll be a free agent after the season.

Unless the cost is entirely prohibitive, the Braves need to make this move. Get Miller.

The 6-foot-7 lefty has a .180 opponents’ average (22-for-122) with one homer, 10 walks, 55 strikeouts and a .255 OBP and .238 slugging percentage in 33 2/3 innings, including .167/.231/.250 by lefty batters, who are 8-for-48 against him with four walks and 25 strikeouts.

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Gwinnett Braves

 G-Braves to Host “Mark Bowman Day” on July 17

Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  Mark Bowman has been the Atlanta Braves beat writer for 14 seasons and on July 17th the Gwinnett Braves will host him for “Mark Bowman Day” at Coolray Field.  Mark will be honored to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the 6:36pm game against the Durham Bulls.

Bowman has served as MLB.com’s Braves beat reporter since 2001. During his 14 seasons in the role, he has covered many of the organization’s legends, including 2014 Hall-of-Famers Bobby Cox,Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and future Hall-of-Famers Chipper Jones and John Smoltz. He has covered many of Major League Baseball’s top events like the All-Star Game and the World Series.

In addition to his first pitch duties, Bowman will also hold a brief Q&A session to discuss Atlanta Braves’ baseball with Home Plate Club ticketholders at 5:30 PM. Home Plate Club tickets are on sale now by calling the Coolray Field Ticket Office at 678-277-0340.

 

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