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Jul 19, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) catches a foul ball in front of falling team mate second baseman Tommy La Stella (7) against the Philadelphia Phillies during the second inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

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Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  Aaron Harang seemed to be pitching for his spot in the rotation Saturday night…though from rumors, it doesn’t seem like the Braves are going after a starter.  Harang went six innings giving up five hits and no runs.  He struck out four Phillies and walked three.  Shae Simmons came in during the seventh inning and gave up two runs.  Shae took his first career loss and now has a 2.18 ERA in 2014.  The Braves had four hits…B.J. Upton, Justin Upton, Chris Johnson and Tommy La Stella.

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS
B.J. Upton CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 .216 .277 .342 .619
Andrelton Simmons SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .262 .305 .357 .662
Freddie Freeman 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .290 .379 .485 .864
Justin Upton LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .277 .346 .496 .842
Jason Heyward RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .256 .344 .383 .726
Chris Johnson 3B 3 0 1 1 0 2 3 .280 .303 .382 .685
Tommy La Stella 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 .292 .368 .360 .728
Christian Bethancourt C 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 .240 .283 .260 .543
Aaron Harang P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .057 .083 .057 .140
   Tyler Pastornicky PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .216 .310 .270 .580
   Shae Simmons P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Chasen Shreve P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Anthony Varvaro P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Ryan Doumit PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .230 .316 .546
   David Carpenter P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 30 1 5 1 0 11 31 .167 .194 .267 .460
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Generated 7/20/2014.
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Aaron Harang 6 5 0 0 3 4 0 3.36
Shae Simmons, L (1-1) 0.2 2 2 2 0 1 1 2.18
Chasen Shreve 0.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Anthony Varvaro 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.39
David Carpenter 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.13
Team Totals 9 9 2 2 3 7 1 2.00
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Generated 7/20/2014.

 

CBS Sports

Hamels, Rollins come up big to send Phillies past Braves

Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  Cole Hamels came into the game with a 14-8 record and is having another great season for the Phillies.  His team doesn’t always give him the run support he needs (cough, Braves) but he’s still pitching well.  Saturday night, he threw like an All-Star going seven complete innings, giving up only four hits and one run.  Cole struck out nine Braves hitters in route to his 15th win of the season.

The left-hander had such strong command of his fastball that he had little need to use his changeup.

“I know that’s kind of my out pitch, but when you’re not even able to go to your best pitch and you’re getting them out ahead,” Hamels said, “the confidence just kind of builds from there.”

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez could tell early that Hamels was going to be tough.

“It’s not a straight fastball,” Gonzalez said. “It sinks and it cuts a lot to the right-handed hitters, and it’s not an easy at-bat. He did that against us.”

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The Telegraph

Treadway’s coaching mentor set to enter Hall of Fame

Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  The Telegraph takes us back to the late 1980′s, early 1990′s to talk about Jeff Treadway and Bobby Cox.  Jeff played two seasons prior to Bobby and the Braves purchasing his contract in 1989.

Treadway, a product of Middle Georgia College and the University of Georgia, spent four seasons, from 1989-92, with the Atlanta Braves. The general manager who acquired him, Bobby Cox, became the Braves’ field manager during Treadway’s time with the team.

For Treadway, playing for Cox meant learning about the game — and life in general — from a manager who won more than 2,500 games before retiring at the end of the 2010 season.

“He’s as good a manager as anybody,” said Treadway, who managed the Macon Braves in 1999 and 2000 and has been the softball head coach at Stratford Academy since 2003. “I spent four years there, and there’s nobody better. There are a lot of other good managers in baseball, there were then and have been since. But there’s nobody that’s a better manager than Bobby Cox.”

 

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