ATLANTA -- Taking three cuts after the Braves' 5-3 win over the Mets on Wednesday at Turner Field.
1. Medlen delivered the unexpected
We know Kris Medlen can pitch, and he's shown he can hit, belting a home run on June 8 against the Dodgers. Now, he's shown he can be a force on the base paths as well.
Medlen had his first career stolen base, swiping second with two outs in the sixth inning and after the game, the bag was sitting in his locker, a souvenir from his night. But he'll remember this game for more that just that achievement.
"I have literally never made that play in my life," Medlen said.
With runners at first and second in the fifth inning and the Braves leading 3-0 off Chris Johnson's three-run home run, John Buck hit a comebacker to Medlen. Thinking triple play, he fired the ball to third base, well out of the reach of Johnson and two runs scored as the ball rolled toward left field.
"Can I apologize to every coach I've had in my entire life," Medlen said. "It ...