Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Monday, July 25th

Help for the Braves offense is coming from Rome ... in the form of Chipper Jones. (Photo by Jenn Smith @jenn_b_smith)

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

Braves postgame quotes after Sunday’s loss to Reds | Atlanta Braves
Fredi Gonzalez, on fighting to get back in the game: "We had them on the ropes a couple times, we just couldn’t get that big knock to get a couple of runs. I thought Beachy was terrific. We had some opportunities there later in the game. And they came up with some big pitches. This ballpark they say if you’re going to get beat, get beat opposite field. Linebrink did. Obviously with him and Phillips the ball was carrying to right field."

Kokomo's Beachy has made quick trip to majors | The Indianapolis Star |
Beachy, a Kokomo native, has a 3-2 record with 85 strikeouts in 78 innings and a 3.58 earned run average, including Sunday night's start against the Cincinnati Reds. Beachy pitched in front of a national audience on ESPN and plenty of friends and relatives. Just another step in the 24-year-old's improbable journey.

Braves ERA lags since All-Star break  |
Since the All-Star break, the Braves pitching staff has had an uncharacteristically rough go. Entering Sunday night’s series finale against the Reds, the Braves had a 6.06 ERA since the All-Star break, which was last out of 30 teams in the major leagues.

Chipper declares himself ready to return from DL  |
Jones concluded a pair of weekend games at Class-A Rome Sunday. The all-star third baseman declared the assignment a success and himself fit for a return to the Braves lineup Monday. "I’ll be waiting on them when they come back," Jones said of his teammates who concluded a road trip in Cincinnati Sunday night. The Braves open a seven-game homestand Monday against Pittsburgh. The team has not issued official word on when Jones will be activated.

Schafer remains out with jammed finger | News
"I'm feeling OK; the swelling and pain have gone down a little bit," he said. "But it's still not feeling good enough. Maybe Monday, maybe Tuesday, maybe later in the week."

Moylan to throw off mound during homestand | News
"It will be two or three minutes -- however many pitches you want to come up with for that," Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

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