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After making things interesting in the eighth inning, the Braves held on to beat the White Sox 5-4 in Comerica Park Friday night. Here are three observations from the game:
1. Brian McCann is setting himself up to make some serious money this offseason
White Sox pitcher John Danks kept making mistake after mistake against McCann in the sixth inning, leaving off-speed pitches up in the zone, but kept narrowly escaping as the Braves catcher fouled them off. However, on the final pitch in an 11-pitch at-bat, the seven-time All-Star made Danks pay.
When the misplaced changeup landed in the right field seats, McCann's 2013 home run total bumped up to 13 in 210 plate appearances -- not Evan Gattis power efficiency, but certainly respectable for a guy coming off his least productive (and injury-restrictive) season to date. To date, the 29-year-old is hitting .290.371.546, good enough for the highest WAR (2.2 entering Friday's game) on the roster.
"On a guy like Danks, you ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Following Jordan Schafer’s placement on the disalbled list, the Atlanta Braves’ rookie power-hitter, Joey Terdoslavich, was granted his freedom from the confines of AAA on July 4th. With injuries shortening the depth of the 25-man roster, the Braves found themselves in dire need of a utility man off the bench. Experience at both corner infield and outfield spots made the...
Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy was solid Friday night in his rehab start for the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves against the Indianapolis Indians. Beachy gave up one run on five hits in five innings. He struck out three and displayed excellent control, walking only one. The big right-hander threw 70 pitches, 46 of them were strikes. In Beachy’s last rehab start on July 14 for...
ATLANTA -- All three of the Braves All-Stars -- Craig Kimbrel, Brian McCann and Freddie Freeman -- have rejoined the team in Chicago to kick off the second half of the season, one in which the organization is poised to make its second-consecutive playoff appearance for the first time since the 2004 and 2005 seasons.
Despite a first half defined, at times, by injuries and inconsistencies...
When a badly damaged shoulder hindered Brian McCann for most of a career-worst season in 2012, some folks suggested the veteran catcher’s best days were behind him, that he might not be a truly elite hitter again.
Nobody is saying that now.
McCann hit a tie-breaking, three-run homer with two outs in the sixth inning Friday, lifting the Braves to a 6-4 win against the Chicago...
Atlanta Braves starter Paul Maholm has been forced out in the fourth inning of his start against the Chicago White Sox because of sprained left wrist.
Maholm's final pitch on Saturday was a foul ball hit by Alejandro De Aza down the left field line. After the pitch, Maholm asked for another baseball, but was awkwardly holding his pitching hand.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez...
The Atlanta Braves got outfielder Justin Upton back in their
lineup last night after he missed a few games due to a calf injury. While they
were still without fellow regulars such as Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman,
the pair has progressed to the point where manager Fredi Gonzalez believes they’re
all close to rejoining the team, according to Brian Hedger of MLB.com....
Atlanta Braves left-handed pitched Paul Maholm left the mound in the 4th inning of Saturday's game against the Chicago White Sox with a sprained left wrist.
As reported by Brian Hedger of MLB.com,
"Maholm, who'd been given a 4-0 lead, allowed seven earned runs on
seven hits and two walks before calling for Braves athletic trainer Jeff
Porter following two...
Just after being selected into the All-Star Game by fans, first baseman Freddie Freeman suffered a thumb injury that would ultimately keep him out of the contest. While he wasn't able to represent the National League earlier this week, he is hoping to rejoin the Atlanta Braves over the weekend.
David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Freeman has...
Welcome home to the Cell and here come the Atlanta Braves
Hope everyone had a good All-Star Break. Congratulations to Chris Sale on getting the win in the All Star game.
Rumor has it that Jake Peavy has returned and will be the starter for the game on Saturday. John Danks is on the mound for the game today. That rumor about has been confirmed, with a press release from the...
Lost somewhere between 2 A.M. study sessions in my cramped dorm room and the hustle and bustle of my return home, I seem to have lost a grip on my duties here at Outside the Redzone. Alas, I am back, and will do my best to continue as such. To get back into the groove, [...]
Atlanta Braves first Freddie Freeman missed the All-Star game due to a jammed thumb and didn’t start Friday night to give the injury more time to heal. But with the Braves up 5-4, he went into the game to replace Joey Terdoslavich as a defensive replacement in the eighth inning. So the last thing Freeman probably needed was a collision at first base, right? Not only did Freeman...
The Atlanta Braves started the 2nd half of the season with a win on Friday night. It was a Brian McCann home run that paved the way for a 6-4 Braves win over the Chicago White Sox. Andrelton Simmons was the 1st Atlanta Brave to homer in the 2nd half of the 2013 season. His 2-run shot in the 3rd inning put the Braves up 2-0. The Braves lead would not last long however. The White...
((HT: Aaron Chewning his own self))
Aaron Chewning is at it again...
This time, he tells the story of Atlanta Brave Evan Gattis...
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