Jul 24, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Miami Marlins center fielder Marcell Ozuna (13) scores ahead of the tag from Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis (24) on a single by Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (not pictured) in the ninth inning of their game at Turner Field. Marlins won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves News: The Morning Chop and Box Score 7/25

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Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  Former Atlanta Braves catcher, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, hurt the Braves on Thursday as he went 3-4 and had the winning RBI in the 9th inning off Craig Kimbrel.  Andrelton Simmons had the night off to catch his breath (and hopefully find his swing).  Freddie Freeman continues to struggle against the Marlins as he went 0-4.  The Braves now take on the San Diego Padres Friday through Monday.

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS
B.J. Upton CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .216 .282 .341 .623
Tommy La Stella 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .282 .351 .354 .705
Freddie Freeman 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .281 .372 .474 .846
Justin Upton LF 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 .287 .357 .510 .866
Jason Heyward RF 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 .258 .343 .379 .722
Evan Gattis C 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .282 .335 .538 .873
Chris Johnson 3B 3 1 1 2 0 1 3 .277 .299 .389 .688
Ramiro Pena SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .208 .273 .327 .599
Aaron Harang P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .056 .081 .056 .137
   Jordan Walden P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
   Tyler Pastornicky PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .205 .311 .256 .568
   Craig Kimbrel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 30 2 6 2 1 4 32 .200 .226 .333 .559
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Generated 7/25/2014.
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Aaron Harang 7 7 2 2 2 5 0 3.31
Jordan Walden 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.35
Craig Kimbrel, L (0-2) 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 1.99
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 2 7 0 3.00
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Generated 7/25/2014.

 

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Miami Marlins come through against Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel

Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  I think Manager Fredi Gonzalez summed it up during his press conference…”We need to start hitting the ball and scoring more runs”.  He has finally heard the voices of Twitter!!…and the common sense of baseball.  Braves had six hits and seven runs on base on Thursday and scored just two…the two runs came off one swing by Chris Johnson.

The Marlins had elite closer Craig Kimbrel on the ropes Monday but couldn’t put him away, loading the bases with no outs but coming up empty.

They didn’t let him off the hook on Thursday.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s single off Kimbrel in the ninth drove in Marcell Ozuna with the go-ahead run, and the Marlins defeated the Braves 3-2. By taking three games, it gave the Marlins their first four-game series win in Atlanta since 2007.

“To take three out of four, it’s keeping us alive,” said Marlins closer Steve Cishek, who finished up in the ninth for his 24th save and third during the series. “It’s huge, especially when you’re playing a team in the division you’re trying to catch up to.”

Braves’ greatness on full display at Cooperstown

Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  The Atlanta Braves will send three of their biggest names to Cooperstown, Bobby Cox, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine.  Toronto Sun goes through the careers of the three men and everything that went through getting to this spot in their careers…and life.

Former Atlanta manager Bobby Cox and two of his starters, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, will be inducted Sunday afternoon — along with Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Frank Thomas.

And in December, ballots will go to voting members of the Baseball Writers of America Association. Leading newcomers on the 2015 ballot are Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and ex-Braves right-hander John Smoltz.

 

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