Tomahawk Take Editor Notes: Say what you want to say about B.J. Upton but he was able to get on base twice on Wednesday and scored both times. Freddie Freeman got his third hit of the season against the Miami Marlins and it was a good one. He blasted his 14th home run of the season to left-center field to put the Braves up 5-0. Atlanta went on to win 6-1.
|B.J. Upton CF||4||2||2||0||0||1||4||.215||.279||.341||.621|
|Tommy La Stella 2B||3||1||1||1||0||0||4||.288||.359||.362||.720|
|Freddie Freeman 1B||3||1||1||3||1||0||4||.284||.375||.479||.854|
|Justin Upton LF||2||0||0||1||1||1||4||.282||.353||.504||.857|
|Jason Heyward RF||4||1||2||0||0||0||4||.261||.346||.382||.729|
|Chris Johnson 3B||4||0||0||0||0||0||4||.276||.299||.382||.680|
|Gerald Laird C||3||0||1||1||0||0||4||.243||.331||.308||.639|
|Andrelton Simmons SS||4||1||1||0||0||0||4||.257||.302||.351||.652|
|Ervin Santana P||2||0||0||0||0||1||3||.119||.140||.119||.259|
|Jordan Walden P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Ryan Doumit PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.204||.240||.316||.557|
|Chasen Shreve P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Ervin Santana, W (9-6)||7.1||6||1||1||3||10||0||3.87|
|Jordan Walden, H (13)||0.2||0||0||0||0||2||0||2.43|
Braves 6, Marlins 1
Tomahawk Take Editor Notes: The Atlanta Braves took the victory Wednesday night against the Miami Marlins and now pulled back within one game of the Washington Nationals for the NL East crown. Ervin Santana pitched great for the Braves going 7 1/3 innings with 10 strikeouts. His second time recording double-digit strikeouts this season.
Freddie Freeman isn’t sure why Miami’s pitching staff has been so hard for him to handle this year.
”It’s just one of those things,” he said. ”I can’t explain it, you guys can’t explain it, nobody can explain it, but I was able to get a hit tonight.”
Brave salute: Will this class begin Atlanta run in Hall?
Tomahawk Take Editor Notes: John Smoltz could be in line to be elected into the MLB Hall of Fame and then Chipper Jones may be a first year inductee in 2018. The Braves could have a good run at the HOF these next few years. This season we see our manager and two pitchers receive the honor.
Five of the six elected this year were Braves, and three (Bobby Cox, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine) were Atlanta icons who helped the team win 14 consecutive division crowns in the 1990s and 2000s and more pennants in the ’90s (five) than any other team.
“I’m proud for more reasons than one,” says Aaron, who hit 733 of his 755 career home runs for the Milwaukee or Atlanta Braves. “Last year we had nobody go in (via Baseball Writers’ Association of America voting). This year we have two Braves, one Braves manager and my old teammate Joe Torre. I remember him well, because for years I hit in front of him, and he protected me in the batting order.”
Braves’ Varvaro put on paternity list; Schlosser called up
Tomahawk Take Editor Notes: Anthony Varvaro could be out up to three days for the birth of his child. His wife had her labor induced on Wednesday. The right-handed relief pitcher could return on Thursday or Friday. Gus Schlosser returns to the Braves with a 4.50 ERA in 10 appearances so far in 2014.
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