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.
|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|
|Craig Kimbrel, L (0-2)||1||1||1||1||0||2||0||1.99|
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.
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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