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July 4, 2010

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 29, 2010

Game Recap: 6/29/2010

by @ 11:13 pm.   Filed under braves, braves games, braves news, braves players
Team123456789RHE
Nationals (34-44)0000312107110
Braves (45-33)001000010251
W: Craig Stammen (2-2) L: Derek Lowe (9-6)

Boxscore

A few newsworthy items worth noting. Martin Prado’s chances of starting in the all-star game increased dramatically when Chase Utley was placed on the disabled list today. At the same time, Jason Heyward announced that he would not play in the game even if selected as a starter due to his injury. And finally, Matt Diaz was activated from the disabled list today, to be followed by %Bn%’s activation tomorrow.

Links to stories on all of the above items, and more, can be found on the twitter feed.


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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
Team123456789RHE
Braves (34-25)1200011117140
D-backs (23-36)210010100570
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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June 1, 2010

Game Recap: 5/31/2010 or FIRST PLACE!

by @ 12:30 pm.   Filed under braves, braves games, braves players
Team123456789RHE
Phillies (28-22)000000300362
Braves (29-22)30300030X9110
W: Tommy Hanson (5-3) L: Joe Blanton (1-4)

Boxscore

Granted, we still have a long season ahead of us, but I think things look good. My prediction is that if we are still in 1st place by the end of the long road trip we have coming up, we’ll stay there the rest of the season.

The Braves went 20-8 in the month of May, taking them from last place in the division to first in the span of just a few weeks. All of this was done with Chipper, McCann, and Escobar playing way below what’s expected of them for most of the month. Add to that the fact that McCann and Chipper have both started to show marked improvements, and even Escobar has shown signs he is coming out of his slump. We also can’t overlook Cabrera’s recent performance which has been much better than how he started the season.

Then there are the guys that have been performing on a high level the entire time. Heyward, Glaus, and Prado are the everyday players that top the list. Then there are guys like Hinske that seem to perform as a starter, pinch hitter, or late inning replacement. Even Ross is providing solid offense from a position that you don’t usually expect such things from (backup catcher).

Things are looking good Braves fans!



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May 19, 2010

The J-Hey Kid Did It Again!

by @ 9:18 pm.   Filed under braves, braves games, braves players
Team123456789RHE
CIN0000000314110
ATL3000100015110
W: Billy Wagner (4-0) L: Masset (3-2)

Boxscore

The silver lining to  blown save was  winning the game with a walk off hit in the bottom of the 9th. With  on first,  hit a double into the right field corner.  scored from first to win the game.



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