Jul 28, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; A sign in right field keeps track of the strike outs by Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ervin Santana (30) in the seventh inning of their game against the San Diego Padres at Turner Field. Braves won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves News: The Morning Chop and Box Score 7/29

Baseball Reference

Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  The Braves won the series against the San Diego Padres on Monday winning three out of four games.  Atlanta now heads to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers.  Ervin Santana looks like he’s found his groove again in 2014 picking up his 10th win on Monday going eight innings, giving up five hits, no runs and had 11 strikeouts.  Evan Gattis was the hero for the Braves on Monday at the plate when he hit his 17th homer of the season in the 7th inning.  Gattis also added another RBI in the 8th inning to give the Braves an insurance run.

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS
Jordan Schafer CF 3 0 0 0 1 1 4 .158 .247 .211 .458
Philip Gosselin 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .200 .400
   Tommy La Stella PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .361 .354 .715
Freddie Freeman 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .283 .373 .474 .847
Justin Upton LF 3 1 1 0 1 1 4 .283 .353 .500 .853
Jason Heyward RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .260 .350 .379 .728
   Ryan Doumit RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .198 .232 .302 .534
Evan Gattis C 4 1 3 2 0 0 4 .292 .350 .556 .905
Chris Johnson 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .276 .297 .386 .683
Andrelton Simmons SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .255 .300 .348 .649
Ervin Santana P 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .114 .133 .114 .247
   Craig Kimbrel P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 31 2 8 2 2 3 34 .258 .303 .355 .658
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Generated 7/29/2014.
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ervin Santana, W (10-6) 8 5 0 0 0 11 0 3.63
Craig Kimbrel, S (32) 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.90
Team Totals 9 5 0 0 0 14 0 0.00
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Generated 7/29/2014.

 

CBS Sports

Cubs did their big deal but could still trade Boni, Wright and Russell

Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  The Braves seemed very interested a few weeks ago with the Chicago Cubs lefties Wright and Russell.  Those rumors have seemed to die down a little but could still be on the table as we approach the July 31st deadline.  Bonifacio has been another name floating around the rumor mill.  He would fill the leadoff spot nicely but push Tommy La Stella out.

Now they are left to do some smaller deals, with versatile Emilio Bonifacio now drawing interest.

The Cubs have rebuffed inquiries by the Yankees and others for outfielder Justin Ruggiano, and also are expecting to keep the rejuvenated Chris Coghlan, figuring they need outfielders who can hit next year more than a second-tier prospect. After all, this Cubs team has enough first-tier prospects to fill out a lineup card. They might also look to trade outfielder Nate Schierholtz, but with his off year, that can wait until he clears waivers in August.

 

LA Dodgers

First-place Dodgers take on the Atlanta Braves in a three-game series starting tomorrow

Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  The first place Dodgers are next on the Braves schedule.  The Braves aren’t playing the best of baseball right now but have won three in a row and sit only a half a game back from the NL East lead.  LA is currently 59-47 with a two game lead in the NL West over the Giants.  They have also won three straight games.

The first-place Dodgers’ eighth homestand of the season begins tomorrow with a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves: tomorrow, Tuesday, July 29 at 7:10 p.m. (RHP Josh Beckett vs. RHP Aaron Harang), Wednesday, July 30 at 7:10 p.m. (RHP Zack Greinke vs. LHP Alex Wood) and Thursday, July 31 at 7:10 p.m. (LHP Clayton Kershaw vs. RHP Julio Teheran). All auto gates open at 4:30 p.m. and all stadium gates open at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow through Thursday.

The Dodgers take on the Braves at 7:10 p.m. tomorrow. All auto gates open at 4:30 p.m. and all stadium gates open at 5:00 p.m. The first 40,000 fans in attendance will receive a Vin Scully 65th Anniversary Talking Microphone presented by Farmer John.

 

 

 

 

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