Found September 10, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Some guys have to look at the lineup every day to see whether they're playing. Atlanta Braves infielder-outfielder Martin Prado has to look at it to see which position he's playing. It could be anywhere except pitcher or catcher. There aren't many weeks like the one he had from Aug. 23 to Aug. 29, when he started at five positions: left field, first base, second base, third base and shortstop. But even when he starts at the same position for consecutive games, he might move somewhere else after the seventh inning. He keeps several gloves handy in the dugout just in case. For the first half of the season, as he shuttled between left field and backing up third baseman Chipper Jones when Jones' knees wouldn't let him start, Prado said he didn't care where he played as long as he batted second in the order. Hitting in the same spot every day was his anchor. Recently, manager Fredi Gonzalez has slotted him sixth in the order, hoping his consistent bat can le...

Braves starting rotation not resembling opening week version

The Atlanta Braves started the season with a five man rotation that could be down to one original member once Ben Sheets comes off the disabled list. It would really be two since Tim Hudson was technically part of the rotation even though he missed the first week or two recovering from an injury. What interests me, is how the Braves had a reasonably strong rotation with Tommy Hanson...

Braves sweep Mets to extend streak, ready for Brew Crew

Heating up? Dan Uggla was 6-for-11 w/ a HR & 2 doubles in NY With offense coming from sources that have been unusually quiet all season–Brian McCann and Dan Uggla–the Braves swept the Mets in Chipper Jones’ final trip to the Big Apple. Accomplishing the sweep mostly on the backs of phenomenal pitching, for the Braves, it felt like old times. Friday night, with Maholm on...

Chipper not in lineup against Mets

Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones is out of the starting lineup for his last game in New York against the Mets, a bittersweet finish against the team he has tormented throughout his 19 seasons in the major leagues. Jones says he told manager Fredi Gonzalez on Saturday night that he needed the day off but now says he's feeling better. Jones says he'll ''...

One Last Artificial Sweetner

Figures the Braves would provide a storybook ending to Larry Jones' career in New York. And it figures that Larry would only be gracious to a point: Enjoyed my last experience in the NYC. Thx to the Mets org and the fans for rolling out the red carpet. Sweeps r extra sweet in New york!! — Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) September 10, 2012 To those who cheered him when he was...

Dugout DIgest - they're back!

Brian McCann and Dan Uggla struggled through August, putting a giant hole in the middle of the Braves lineup. Yesterday in Flushing against the Mets, the two rebounded in an amazing way. With Kris Medlen on the mound, Atlanta smashed New York 11-3. Uggla reached base five times, while McCann reached four times. The two combined for seven runs scored and four RBI in the Braves...

Braves 11, Mets 3

Kris Medlen extended Atlanta's scoreless streak to 31 innings for its best string in more than 20 years, slumping Brian McCann drove in four runs with four hits and the Braves beat the New York Mets 11-3 on a stormy Saturday. A tornado touched down in Queens about 15 miles away several hours before the game. When the grounds crew struggled to control the billowing tarp before...

The Long Road Back: Ben Sheets' Journey to the Braves

As the Milwaukee Brewers were making a run toward the National League Wild Card in 2008, Ben Sheets was on the verge of breaking down.  Again.  This time it would be worse than the others.  To that point, Sheets had pitched eight seasons and had struggled with injuries throughout most of them.  He had back problems and an inner ear problem.  He missed starts and he struggled...

Quality Starts: Week 24

On opening day of the 2012 baseball season, the Atlanta Braves starting rotation featured Tommy Hanson, Jair Jurrjens, Brandon Beachy, Mike Minor, and Randal Delgado. As we head into the final weeks of the MLB season, Hanson and Minor have failed to take the next step forward and both sport ERAs above 4.25, Beachy has been on the shelf since undergoing Tommy John surgery in late...

McCann's bat, Medlen's arm lead Braves to 11-3 win over Mets

By Dave Buscema, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- The Braves followed a familiar formula Saturday, getting another strong pitching performance from Kris Medlen, but this time Atlanta added a little more offense than it had produced recently. With help from a career high-tying four hits, a homer and four RBI from Brian McCann, the Braves produced an 11-3 win in a game delayed by... Party At Citi Field

Windows Phone + The Roosevelts said sayonara to summer by taking in one last night at the ballpark. We kicked back in the Delta Club Suite with a few cold brews and enjoyed the last few days of NYC heat as the Mets took on the Atlanta Braves. Thanks to our friends KFC and Brendan (BarstoolSports NYC), Z (CollegeHumor), Charlie (Men’s Fitness), Rob (BustedCoverage), Joseph (Radar...

Braves-Brewers Preview

The Atlanta Braves' pitchers have led the way during a five-game win streak but they might get a stiff challenge from the surging Milwaukee Brewers' lineup. There's a chance, though, that the Brewers might not have Ryan Braun or Corey Hart available when they try to snap a seven-game skid to the Braves on Monday night. Atlanta (81-60) has posted a 0.98 ERA over its...
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