Jul 23, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is congratulated after hitting a three-run home run against the Miami Marlins during the second inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves News: The Morning Chop and Box Score 7/24

Baseball Reference

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.

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS
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
Team Totals 30 6 8 6 2 4 36 .267 .324 .400 .724
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Generated 7/24/2014.
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
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
Chasen Shreve 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
Team Totals 9 7 1 1 4 14 0 1.00
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/24/2014.

 

CBS Sports

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.”

Freeman hit a three-run homer, Ervin Santana won his second straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday night.

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USA Today

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.”

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Fox Sports

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.

The Braves put reliever Anthony Varvaro on the paternity list Wednesday as he awaits the birth of his second child, with right-hander Gus Schlosser recalled to take his place.

“Anthony has kept me abreast of the whole situation when it started getting closer,” Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “We’ve got our fingers crossed… . We wish her the best of luck.”

 

 

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