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Three Cuts: Mets deliver another loss as lack of timely hitting dooms Braves

The Atlanta Braves dropped their third straight game in New York to the Mets, and fourth in a row overall, with a 4-1 loss Wednesday. The Braves outhit the Mets, but a timely two-run bomb by Travis d'Arnaud in the seventh inning sealed the deal for the home team. Here are three observations from this hump-day defeat: 1. WHILE IT WAS FUNNY TO WATCH FRANK THE TANK GO STREAKING...
Via Fox Sports South
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Tommy La Stella, David Carpenter, Gerald Laird

The Atlanta Braves had two good pieces of injury news on Wednesday, in the form of Tommy La Stella's presence in the lineup and the activation of David Carpenter. La Stella had exited on Tuesday with a bruised foot but he made an immediate return to the Atlanta lineup, as reported by David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. LaStella went 0-3 with a walk and...
Via MLB Injury News
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Tommy La Stella is the second baseman the Braves deserve

For much of the 2014 season, the Braves' offensive and defensive production from second base has been nothing short of awful. It was believed that Dan Uggla would turn things around on both sides of the ball after a historically terrible season in 2013, but after Uggla started the season off with a .168 average with two home runs, 10 runs batted in, and 37 strikeouts in 119 at...
Via The Sports Post
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Braves rookies La Stella, Simmons take stage

Tommy La Stella has performed as advertisted. Granted, it's been just five games since the 25-year-old was promoted to the major-league level to make his debut in Fenway Park, but he's asserted himself as a key piece in this Braves lineup -- a lineup that was starved for production out of the second base spot just one week ago. La Stella, to an overwhelming degree in his...
Via Fox Sports South
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Call Up Top 2B Tommy LaStella

According to many different sources, the Braves have indeed called up second-baseman Tommy LaStella to the big league club.  So far this season, the Braves have had a platoon at second-base with Dan Uggla, Ramiro Pena, and Tyler Pastornicky.  Those 3 players have combined for a mere .165 batting average and only 4 home-runs this season.  The Braves knew before the season that...
Via TopSportsReport
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Three prospects that can make an impact this year

When the Boston Red Sox came to Atlanta, somewhat surprisingly, it seemed like Red Sox fans actually outnumbered Braves fans at Turner Field. Bear in mind that this was during the Red Sox’ colossal 10-game losing streak when they ranked last in the AL East while the Braves ranked first in the NL East. If that was actually the case, then it certainly says something about fan loyalty...
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Call LaStella Up Pastornicky Optioned Out

The Atlanta Braves have promoted second base prospect Tommy LaStella from their Triple-A Gwinnett farm club and sent utility man Tyler Pastornicky down. Pastornicky had been given a shot to take over the second base job, but had been plagued with fielding mistakes. The left-handed hitting LaStella is the contact type hitter that the Atlanta Braves line-up sorely lacks.  LaStella...
Via Sports Blog Talk
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves call up Tommy La Stella

The Atlanta Braves have gotten little to no production from the second base position. On Wednesday the team called up Tommy La Stella from Triple-A Gwinnett. No corresponding move has been announced. The team could be waiting to see the status of Andrelton Simmons’ ankle. La Stella, a former eighth-round pick, is a career .322/.407/.474 hitter in the minors and was batting a cool...
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves promote 2B prospect Tommy La Stella to majors

Tommy La Stella's long-awaited promotion has arrived. The Atlanta Braves promoted their second base prospect from Triple-A Gwinnett to the major league club on Wednesday afternoon in an effort to shore up a position of need for the team this season. La Stella is expected to join the club in Boston. A corresponding move was not announced. The 25-year-old La Stella, Atlanta'...
Via Fox Sports South
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves prospect La Stella trying to maintain focus amid attention

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- In the case of Tommy La Stella, career plans rarely hit the fast track. His was a gradual rise littered with second guesses -- up through the college ranks at two different schools, up the draft boards that ignored him twice before, up through the Atlanta Braves' farm system -- but at 25 years old, one final step, or one phone call, is all that separates...
Via Fox Sports South
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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