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Braves quotes after Wednesday 10-inn. win over Pirates | Atlanta Braves
"Great evening, not only behind the plate, made a nice tag at the plate, was able to hold that team to one run for 10 innings with multiple pitchers and drive in two. He did a terrific job." "Freddie Freeman got three hits and a big hit there to go first and third. The bullpen, terrific job. We’re running on fumes down there right now. For them to shut them out for three innings with O’Flaherty and Kimbrel and Linebrink…. For me the play of the game was JJ on that bunt to end that seventh. If he only gets one out there, then we have to bring in Georgie (Sherrill) in to get those left-handers, maybe becomes a little different game. It was a heads-up play by him. "Good win. Two in a row, got a chance tomorrow to maybe win the series."
Braves' trade needs magnified with injuries to Brian McCann, Chipper Jones, Jordan Schafer | braves.com: News
Now, it seems they're still hoping to add a right-handed hitter who can fortify the lineup immediately and when it once again also includes McCann, Jones and Schafer. "Obviously [McCann's injury] changes a little bit, but I think we were going to change the club no matter what," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said.
Braves' Tim Hudson nearly played left field in 19-inning game on Tuesday | braves.com: News
"We were all ripping on Huddy the whole game," catcher David Ross said. "He had on his spikes and batting gloves from, like, the ninth inning on. He was annoying me every time I walked by. I was like, 'You are not getting in this game.'" [...] But Gonzalez wasn't short on other volunteers. "[Freddie] Freeman wanted to volunteer to pitch," he said. "I said, 'No.'"
Fredi expresses sympathy for umpire Meals | braves.com: News
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was not happy with Jerry Meals when he was ejected during the ninth inning of Tuesday night's 19-inning win over the Pirates. But he sympathized with what the veteran umpire has experienced since ending the marathon affair with a controversial call at the plate.
Umpire Jerry Meals admitted that me made the wrong call | braves.com: News
Standing inside the umpires' locker room shortly before Wednesday's game, umpire Jerry Meals admitted that, after reviewing the play several times, his decision to call Atlanta's Julio Lugo safe on a 19th-inning play at the plate on Tuesday night was incorrect.
Braves brighten spirits at children's hospital | braves.com: News
Eight Braves players, three coaches and both of the club's broadcasters made their way over to the Shepherd Center and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Wednesday to participate in a Christmas in July celebration. "I'm so proud of them. I think our group of guys are great," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "And now, I even hold them in a higher esteem. Here they are 10 hours after playing, and they're out there doing something for the people at Shepherd. It's great. I'm really proud of them."