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July 14, 2010

Game Recap: 7/13/2010 – All Star Game

by @ 9:46 pm.   Filed under baseball, baseball games, braves, braves players
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W: Matt Capps (Nationals) L: Phil Hughes (Yankees) S: Jonathan Broxton (Dodgers)

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The NL finally won! Not only that, but the won on a 3-RBI double by the Braves’ own Brian McCann who took home the All-Star MVP award for his heroics. I’ve re-tweeted a ton of articles, so you can get all the details from the twitter feed.


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July 4, 2010

Vote For Billy!

by @ 6:17 pm.   Filed under braves, braves players

Billy Wagner is one of 5 players in the running for the final All Star roster spot. Let’s help to make his final season an all star season! Click here (or on any of the Vote Wagner buttons) to cast your vote! Just like Chicago, there is no limit to how many times you can vote either!



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All Star Selections

by @ 4:30 pm.   Filed under baseball, baseball news, baseball players, braves, braves news, braves players

The rosters for this years All Star game were announced earlier today. Jason Heyward was the only Brave voted in by the fans, but a few more were selected as reserves.

Brian McCann will be making his 5th appearance in his 5 seasons as the lone back-up catcher, and Tim Hudson will be making his 3rd trip as the only pitcher from the Braves. Martin Prado and Omar Infante were both selected for the first time in their careers, and it has been announced the Prado will start in place of the injured Chase Utley.

One player some thought had a shot but not selected was Troy Glaus. Albert Pujols will be starting at 1st base, while Ryan Howard and Adrian Gonzalez were selected as his back-ups. Below is a comparison of the all stars and Troy Glaus:

PlayerBAHRRBIOBPSLG
Albert Pujols.3052060.413.567
Ryan Howard.2931559.349.502
Adrian Gonzalez.2941651.389.522
Troy Glaus.2601456.364.458
In my opinion, the right guys were picked. I think there were two things that went against Glaus. First of all, his stats are low because of a slow start. Second, every team has to have at least 1 player, and Gonzalez is that guy for San Diego. I’m curious what everyone else thinks though.

Should Troy Glaus have been selected for the All Star game?

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I’ve re-tweeted the AJC article, so make sure you check that out. Per Dave O’Brien: “When Frank Wren called Omar Infante at 8:30 a.m. this morning to tell him he was an All-Star, Infante at first thought he’d been traded.”



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June 9, 2010

Game Recap: 6/8/2010 and other news

by @ 12:09 pm.   Filed under baseball news, braves, braves games, braves news, braves players
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W: Jonny Venters (1-0) L: Esmerling Vasquez (0-2) S: Billy Wagner (10)

Boxscore

Good game last night. It was nice to see Chipper back in the lineup. Medlen hurt himself sliding into home, but thankfully it doesn’t look like anything serious.

In other news, the latest results in the all star voting are out, and Heyward, McCann, and Prado are all in 2nd place at their respective positions.



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