Tomahawk Take Editor Notes: Mike Minor continues to struggle on the hill in 2014. He now holds a 5.32 ERA and his record is now 3-6. The bullpen pitched another great game as they went six innings without giving up a run and only allowing two hits. Andrelton Simmons had three strikeouts in route to a 0-4 night and now sits with a slash line of .257/.302/.386 in 2014. Simmons also committed his team high 10th error.
|B.J. Upton CF||3||2||1||0||0||1||4||.212||.277||.337||.614|
|Tommy La Stella 2B||4||0||1||1||0||0||4||.287||.359||.362||.721|
|Freddie Freeman 1B||3||0||0||0||1||1||4||.283||.374||.473||.847|
|Justin Upton LF||3||2||1||1||1||0||4||.284||.354||.507||.861|
|Jason Heyward RF||4||0||2||3||0||0||4||.258||.345||.381||.726|
|Evan Gattis C||4||0||0||0||0||1||4||.286||.339||.545||.884|
|Chris Johnson 3B||4||0||2||0||0||1||4||.279||.302||.386||.687|
|Jordan Schafer PR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.169||.253||.225||.479|
|Andrelton Simmons SS||4||0||0||0||0||3||4||.257||.302||.352||.654|
|Mike Minor P||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.167||.167||.267||.433|
|David Hale P||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.067||.063||.067||.129|
|David Carpenter P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Tyler Pastornicky PH||0||1||0||0||1||0||1||.211||.318||.263||.581|
|Anthony Varvaro P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Ryan Doumit PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.206||.243||.320||.562|
|Mike Minor, L (3-6)||3||10||6||6||2||1||0||5.32|
Jacob Turner leads Miami Marlins in tense victory over Atlanta Braves
Tomahawk Take Editor Notes: The Braves had few answers for Jacob Turner on Tuesday night as he went five innings only allowing two runs off four hits to pick up his third victory of the season. The Braves made it interesting in the 8th inning scoring three runs off reliever Mike Dunn but came up short to lose 6-5.
Turner, starting for the first time since being exiled to the bullpen in June, led the Marlins to a 6-5 victory Tuesday night over the Braves and their first three-game winning streak in a month and a half.
“We believe in the guys we have in our rotation,” manager Mike Redmond said. “It’s an opportunity for them to solidify spots in the rotation. We’re looking for them to step up. I’ve been talking about that for a while, probably all year.”
Sure, Turner received plenty of help in the form of the Marlins’ highest scoring output since July 6. Donovan Solano had his first four-hit game, Christian Yelich scored three times, and nearly everyone in the lineup — Turner included — contributed with the bat in some manner.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez upset by Justin Upton‘s lack of hustle
Tomahawk Take Editor Notes: Fredi Gonzalez told the media “That’s not the way we play the game. I’m going to mention something to him about that.” Fredi usually stays quiet about situations like these or keeps the words inside the clubhouse but for some reason he spoke out on this matter. It will probably be nothing more than ‘look guys, we’re not playing the best baseball all around, we need to hustle every ball out.’
With one out in the bottom of the eighth inning, Upton hit a grounder to Marlins second baseman Jordany Valdespin, who bobbled the ball but still threw out Upton in plenty of time.
Trade Rumors: Atlanta Braves have interest in Oliver Perez
Tomahawk Take Editor Notes: The July 31st date seems like it’s right around the corner and the Braves haven’t made any moves yet to improve their team. The team has been rumored to be shopping for a left-handed bullpen pitcher but few are out there. Oliver Perez from the Arizona D-Backs could be an option for the Braves.
One name that is getting traction in the market but isn’t getting a lot of attention in the media is left handed reliever Oliver Perez. Perez was acquired by the Snakes in early March to add another southpaw in the pen along with Joe Thatcher who was traded to the Angels on July 6th.
After struggling early in the year, Perez has been a nice surprise for the Snakes. In 36.0 innings spanning 40 appearances he has a 2.00 era. He has great control striking out 40 and walking 13. He also keeps the ball in the ballpark allowing only one home run this season.
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