Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves Clippings For Wednesday, July 6th

It was a great night at the Ted for W.

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

Braves quotes after Tuesday win over Rockies | Atlanta Braves
Derek Lowe: "I continue to find ways to make a game, where it seems like you’re in control, ways of making it close. From my standpoint, that’s where the frustration comes in. You feel like you get a 4-nothing lead and feel good about yourself, then you’re walking guys. It’s something that clearly you have to clean up, because at this pace, walking 100 guys is probably too much."

Schafer trying to secure hold on leadoff role | braves.com: News
As the Braves continue to evaluate whether they should attempt to acquire a leadoff hitter before the July 31 Trade Deadline, Jordan Schafer is attempting to prove he is capable of handling the role. But while enduring his first four-strikeout game of the season in Monday night's win over the Rockies, he created more reason to wonder how much urgency the club should show over the next couple of weeks.

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel named National League Rookie of Month for June | braves.com: News
Braves closer Craig Kimbrel's 1-0 record, eight saves and a 1.93 ERA in 14 appearances in June earned the right-hander the Gillette Presents National League Rookie of the Month Award, the league announced on Tuesday.

Are the Braves riding dominant duo of Jonny Venters and Craig Kimbrel into the ground? | HardballTalk
Right now Venters is on pace to throw 98 innings in 89 appearances, which is a combination no reliever has topped in 25 years. Kimbrel is on pace for 81 innings in 83 appearances, which puts the Braves on track to become just the seventh team in baseball history to have two relievers with 80-plus innings and 80-plus appearances in the same season.

Prado to rehab with Triple-A Gwinnett  | ajc.com
He had hoped to play in next weekend’s big series at Philadelphia, but Prado likely will wait to be activated for the Braves’ first game after the All-Star break, July 15 against Washington at Turner Field.

Chipper has no plans to skip All-Star game | Atlanta Braves
Those speculating that Chipper Jones might opt out of the All-Star game to rest his sore knee or have it repaired via arthroscopic surgery, forget it. The Braves’ 39-year-old third baseman is on his seventh and possibly last All-Star team, and will take his family to Phoenix to enjoy all the festivities surrounding and including Tuesday’s game. He has no plans to pull out of the game. "My whole family is going – my kids, my parents, my wife," he said. "So I don’t want to just go out there and not do anything."

Braves 2011 first-round Draft pick Sean Gilmartin eager to sign, begin pro career | braves.com: News
"To be honest with you, I really don't want to wait that long," Gilmartin said. "I want to get out and play as quick as possible. At the same time, if it takes that long, then it takes that long. It's really something me and my family are going to have to sit down and look at a lot."

Catching air | The Clarion-Ledger | clarionledger.com
Nearly a decade after Harrison gave him his start, Ingram, the former Mississippi Braves broadcaster from Madison, is in the big leagues as the postgame host for the Atlanta Braves Radio Network and as Jim Powell's fill-in as the lead play-by-play announcer for the A-Braves.

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