On the 10th day of the ever growing Braves Caravan, the Atlanta Braves have unveiled their new home alternate uniforms today. They had Chipper Jones, Brian McCann and Dan Uggla sport the new uniforms at the Caravan.
Now that the 2011 All-Star game has come to an end i wanted to give my reactions and thoughts about the game. Continue Reading
The Atlanta Braves representatives in Arizona will be,
RHP – Jair Jurrjens
LHP – Jonny Venters
RHP – Craig Kimbrel*
C – Brian McCann
3B – Chipper Jones*
Atlanta has five players in total making this years All-Star team. The three pitchers are all making their All-Star debuts. Craig Kimbrel is a replacement for Matt Cain who pitched on Sunday making him ineligible to pitch in the game. Kimbrel is deserving of this All-Star addition after leading the league in saves with 28 through the first half of the season. He also broke the rookie record for the most saves in the first half of the season.
Chipper Jones was placed on the DL during the Phillies series to end the first half. Making him ineligible to play. Continue Reading
The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies finished their three game series in Atlanta, GA. Today’s game was a special one not only for the players but for the whole game of baseball in general. It was the leagues Civil Rights Game for 2011.
The game had some African American celebrities join them in the booth as well as taking in the festivities. Some of them included, actor Morgan Freeman, home run leader* Hank Aaron, and hall of fame short stop Ernie Banks. Continue Reading
Now that i have digested these last two ball games against the tricky Nats. I have come to realize that we really need to get rid of 34 year old Scott Linebrink after the Braves suffered back to back losses. Atlanta was in it with Washington late in both of the games.
My heart races everytime i see Linebrink take to the mound. For the most part he has lost his relevance to the bullpen. Heading into Spring Training he figured to be an important piece to the Atlanta bullpen. That has not taken form and he is now used less frequently. His ERA is sitting at minor league level of 7.50. That doesn’t tell the whole story of this struggling reliever. Continue Reading
First off I would like to say I sadly missed the debut of starting pitcher Julio Teheran Saturday night. From what I seen he fared pretty well against a team like the Phillies. He was recalled for a spot start because of the double header played by the Brewers and Braves this past week. I expect to see more of him come September. Continue Reading