Tomahawk Take Editor’s Note: Mike Minor looks like a completely different pitcher on the mound for the Braves in his last four or five starts. He started off this season with a few injuries and average starts but has picked it up in the last few weeks. Jason Heyward continues his hot bat, we just need everyone behind him to get going. The Braves are now seven games out of the NL east and 1.5 out of the NL Wildcard.
|Jason Heyward RF||4||0||2||0||0||0||4||.274||.355||.396||.751|
|Andrelton Simmons SS||4||0||1||0||0||1||4||.246||.290||.341||.631|
|Freddie Freeman 1B||2||0||0||0||2||2||4||.289||.388||.471||.859|
|Justin Upton LF||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.285||.359||.515||.874|
|Ryan Doumit LF||2||0||0||0||0||1||2||.191||.230||.298||.528|
|Evan Gattis C||3||0||0||0||0||2||4||.270||.326||.507||.834|
|Chris Johnson 3B||3||0||0||0||0||2||3||.268||.294||.369||.663|
|Tommy La Stella 2B||3||0||0||0||0||0||3||.262||.336||.331||.667|
|B.J. Upton CF||3||0||0||0||0||0||3||.206||.281||.323||.604|
|Mike Minor P||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||.163||.182||.256||.438|
|Anthony Varvaro P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Emilio Bonifacio PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.276||.316||.360||.676|
|Luis Avilan P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mike Minor, L (6-9)||7.1||7||3||3||2||5||1||4.65|
Atlanta Braves to break ground on new stadium Sept. 16
Tomahawk Take Editor’s Note: The Atlanta Braves will move into their new stadium in 2017 and later this month they will start on the construction. This is huge news as the construction for this project has seemed to go back and forth in court. It’s time now to move on and break ground on the Braves new territory.
The new stadium, to be located near the intersection of I-75 and I-285 northeast of the city, is set to open in 2017. Birmingham’s Brasfield & Gorrie is part of the multi-firm construction team that will build the new stadium, which is expected to cost $672 million and seat 41,500.
Carpenter, Braves support Strike Out Cancer initiative
Tomahawk Take Editor’s Note: Many Atlanta Braves players wore these t-shirts on Tuesday in support of the Jason Mottte’s Strike Out Cancer campaign. The website for this cause is 108 Stitches and went live on March 17. The t-shirts showcase each team’s colors that are promoting this.
Braves reliever David Carpenter was one of the many Major Leaguers who took time on Tuesday to support Cardinals reliever Jason Motte‘s Strike Out Cancer campaign. Having had the pleasure of knowing Motte for nearly a decade, Carpenter said this is a genuine initiative started by a man who has always had a very charitable heart.
“From just getting a chance to know what kind of person Jason is, this is just how he operates,” Carpenter said. “He is a very proactive guy, especially with kids. That’s one of his soft spots. To see something he started grow to all 30 teams is just great to see.”
While recovering from Tommy John surgery during the 2013 season, Motte took advantage of the chance to spend time helping others. He designed T-shirts that are adorned with a backward K over top of the word ‘Cancer.’ A short time later, he decided to make 30 different T-shirts to represent the color of each team.
Mississippi Braves broadcaster, South grad Tait honored as best in the Southern League
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