The Braves gun for 5 in a row tonight
The Braves try to extend their 5-game win streak tonight in game two against the Twins. Surprisingly, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez will field a rather conventional line-up.
Conventional in the sense that there are no bench players in the line-up, and there is nothing unique about the order in which the players will bat.
Although..for the second...
Braves right fielder Jason Heyward
If variety is the spice of life, then as a Braves fan you have to love manager Fredi Gonzalez‘s line-up selections. They are rarely the same two days in a row.
The left-handed hitting Jordan Schafer will start in center field and bat lead-off today against Dodgers’ right-hander, Matt Nagli. Schafer is hitting .302 on the season, with a ...
ATLANTA By the time Jordan Schafer made significant contact Friday night, he already knew the ball was sailing in the wrong direction.
New York Mets center fielder, Marlon Byrd, had a beat on the potential sacrifice fly, one that was intended to score substitute third baseman Ramiro Pena from third to break a ninth-inning tie. In fact, it was hit right at Byrd.
Jordan Schafer earned the starting job in center field in 2009 for the Braves. Four years later the now 26-year-old outfielder returns to the Braves as a bench player.
On Tuesday the Braves announced that Schafer had made their opening day roster albeit as a backup. The team also announced that pitcher David Carpenter, infielder Tyler Pastornicky, and outfielder Jose Costanza would...
I escaped Newark this weekend to get some electricity, and I’ve been working backwards through what was apparently a very busy week in baseball. I came across this small headline:
“Braves claim Jordan Schafer from Astros”
Now that seems like a small move, which it is. But that name should sound familiar to you.
Jordan Schafer was traded from the Braves to the Astros! He was...
The Braves re-acquired outfielder Jordan Schafer on Thursday by claiming him off waivers from the Houston Astros.
Schafer, who hit 211 with 27 stolen bases in 106 games for the Astros last season, spent 6 1/2 years in the Braves' organization before getting dealt to Houston in July 2011.
He was part of the trade that brought center fielder and leadoff hitter Michael Bourn to...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2012
The Houston Astros entered tonight having lost 13 of their last 14 games as well as their last 13 road games. To say that a win was unexpected is something of an understatement, even though they were playing the slightly less lowly Padres.
One certainly wouldn't blame an Astros fan for having some fun at the expense of their struggling team, especially on Twitter where...
For all that's been made of how Jordan Schafer fits into the Astros' new patience
profile of higher walk and strikeout totals, there's another element of the game that he
adds to a team with little. In replacing Michael Bourn, whom he was traded for, Schafer
provides one of the few significant base-stealing threats on the roster. Through the Astros' 1-0 victory...
After an offseason of personal issues, the Astros' Jordan Schafer says he's a different person. Schafer, 25, was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in in his home state of Florida in October.
In November Schafer opted for a pretrial intervention program in which the charge would be expunged if he completes the program successfully.
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1. Jordan Schafer CF
Schafer has the skills and the speed to play center field in the major leagues. But skills do not equal production. Schafer first must prove he can stay healthy -- he has battled a broken wrist and a broken finger in recent seasons. Second, he will have to prove to management that he has seen the light, matured and is ready to move on since he was arrested in...