Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Wednesday, July 27th

Your one-page daily morning overview of Atlanta Braves news (and video of the walkoff, for as long as it remains up):


Braves quotes after 19-inning win over Pirates | Atlanta Braves
"For me the MVP was Cristhian Martinez. We were lucky, we could have taken him all the way up to 100 pitches because he had thrown in Gwinnett. He did one heck of a job."

Braves, Pirates set club records for longest game in 19-inning marathon | braves.com: News
The game -- which lasted a total of six hours, 39 minutes -- was the longest in terms of time for both clubs. It took six hours, 10 minutes before the Braves finally lost to the Mets on July 4, 1985, in Atlanta, while it took the Pirates six hours, 12 minutes to best the Padres in San Diego in 1979.

Umpire Jerry Meals: Braves-Pirates call 'might have' been wrong | braves.com: News
"I saw the tag, but he looked like he oléd him and I called him safe for that," Meals said. "I looked at the replays and it appeared he might have got him on the shin area. I'm guessing he might have got him, but when I was out there when it happened, I didn't see a tag. "I just saw the glove sweep up. I didn't see the glove hit his leg."

Braves' Brian McCann strains left oblique muscle, will be placed on the DL | braves.com: News
Braves catcher Brian McCann will be placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday with a strained left oblique muscle, the club announced Tuesday night. "Hopefully it's not a bad oblique," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "I guess there's different grades of it. We get him back in 15, 20 games. That's a big bat out of the lineup."

Muscle strain may sideline Jones for several days  | ajc.com
Jones said he likely will miss the next several games after straining his right quad muscle Monday in the series opener against the Pirates. It was his first game back from the disabled list after arthroscopic knee surgery on his right knee. He was out of the starting lineup Tuesday.

Heyward still determined to make impact on Braves' season | Jeff Schultz
"We forget he’s 21 years old," Brian McCann said earlier of Heyward. "The bottom line is, when you’re injured and you go on the [disabled list] and you change your mechanics, it’s going to take time to find your swing again. But he’ll be fine."

Vizcaino promoted to Triple-A bullpen | braves.com: News
While the Braves are exploring the possibility of adding a right-handed reliever before Sunday's Trade Deadline passes, they have also set up the possibility that highly regarded pitching prospect Arodys Vizcaino could be a part of their Major League bullpen before this season expires.

Bobbleheads: A nostalgic toy slides safely into the future  | ajc.com
These simple, springy-headed figures date to mid-19th century Germany and started the latest in a long series of comebacks in 1999 when the San Francisco Giants offered a Willy Mays bobble to smitten fans.

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