Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves Clippings For Sunday, July 10th

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Your one-page daily morning overview of Atlanta Braves news:

Braves postgame quotes following Saturday’s win over Phillies | Atlanta Braves
Alex Gonzalez, on his clutch hit: “Finally. You’ve got to keep it going. Right now I’ve got a slump that’s lasted 2 ½ weeks, but for me I have to keep fighting to get my swing back. Today was a big hit.That what I was looking for a slider. He threw me a couple sliders last night. Credit to Mac for a great at-bat after that. Great win for us today.”

Jurrjens a star in any language  |
English, Spanish, Dutch and Papiamentu. Jeopardy answer: What are the languages Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens absorbed while growing up in the cultural stew of Curacao? Two words, though, fit any tongue; two words that, when combined, require no translation wherever a dialect of baseball is spoken. All-Star.

Braves catcher Brian McCann's first All-Star Game start demonstrate his mounting success as rising star. | News
As they relaxed in their first-class seats and prepared for a cross-country flight back to Atlanta, Howie and Sherry McCann were still energized by the euphoric sensation created less than 24 hours earlier, when they watched as their son stood on the grass at Angel Stadium and was proudly recognized as the All-Star Game MVP.

Hinske and Co. watch Jeter notch No. 3,000 | News
There was a sense of excitement Saturday afternoon, when a group of Braves players sat in the visitors' clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park to watch Derek Jeter notch his 3,000th hit, with a solo home run against the Rays at Yankee Stadium. "I'm surprised it wasn't a grand slam," Braves All-Star catcher Brian McCann said, showing the kind of respect Jeter draws from his peers.

Braves nix bringing back Prado early | News
"We talked about that, bringing him back for two days," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "But we don't want to rush him. We'll give him a couple extra games, and he'll be ready to go on Friday."

Metro Atlanta native and Brewers prospect on the ascent  |
When 50 of the top players in minor league baseball meet in Phoenix for today’s Futures All-Star game at 6 p.m. on ESPN2,
Braves fans will recognize at least a few names. Julio Teheran and Arodys Vizcaino, two of the Braves’ top pitching prospects, will pitch for the “World” team. Bryce Harper, last year’s No. 1 overall draft pick by the National League East-rival Washington Nationals and an outfielder for the “U.S.” team, probably rings a bell, too.

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