Aug 17, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor (36) prepares to deliver a pitch to an Oakland Athletics batter in the sixth inning of their game at Turner Field. The Braves won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves News: The Morning Chop and Box Score 9/3

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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.

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS
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
Team Totals 28 0 3 0 2 9 32 .107 .219 .179 .397
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Generated 9/3/2014.
Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mike Minor, L (6-9) 7.1 7 3 3 2 5 1 4.65
Anthony Varvaro 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.90
Luis Avilan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50
Team Totals 9 9 4 4 2 5 1 4.00
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Generated 9/3/2014.

 

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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 Atlanta Braves have announced they will break ground on their new stadium in suburban Cobb County on Sept. 16.

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.

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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.

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Mississippi Braves broadcaster, South grad Tait honored as best in the Southern League

Tomahawk Take Editor’s Note:  Kyle Tait began his play-by-play calling in 2007 with the Georgia Tech baseball club.  He has now called over 800 baseball games and has now been honored for his services behind the microphone.  Congratulations Kyle…Skip or Joe may need a replacement soon.

Kyle Tait’s fast track as a minor league baseball broadcaster added one of its best moments over the weekend.

The 2006 South Gwinnett graduate and Mississippi Braves radio voice was named the 2014 Southern League Radio Broadcaster of the Year in voting by the league’s broadcasters and general managers. Tait has been the “Voice of the M-Braves” on WYAB 103.9 FM for the past four seasons.

“What a tremendous and humbling honor it is to be recognized by the league and my peers this year,” Tait said. “It’s been a special and record-setting season for the Braves and it only makes the broadcast that much better with the team winning.”

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