Found July 12, 2013 on Fox Sports South:
ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 4-2 loss to the Reds on Friday night, before a boisterous, red-clad crowd of 43,275 at Turner Field: 1. Atlanta's absurd rash of outfield injuries have fortuitously come at an ideal time On Thursday, Jason Heyward (two homers, nine RBI, 10 runs since June 14) incurred a strained hamstring against the Reds, the result of a hard slide into third base. Twenty-four hours later, brothers Justin Upton (strained calf) and B.J. Upton (strained adductor muscle) were also shelved, due to injury. Throw in the sobering news of Jordan Schafer's stress fracture (ankle), sidelining him for roughly a month, and you have a suddenly decimated Atlanta outfield that was healthy before the series began. Asked if he would prefer the All-Star break to kick in right away, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez didn't soft-pedal his response. "I wish it was tomorrow, but we've still got two more games to play, against a tough t...
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