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Braves quotes after Monday walk-off win against Giants | Atlanta Braves
Freddie Freeman, what are you looking for from Wilson in that situation? "A heater. That’s all he throws, so … it’s either a two-seamer or a cutter, so I know I was going to get one of them. Just stay up the middle."
The agony of victory: After big hit, Freeman pounded by mates | Mark Bradley
The adrenaline, Freddie Freeman said, was beginning to fade, which meant he was "starting to hurt from all the jumping around." Somebody had stomped on his toe, and somebody else had yanked his elbow, and the 21-year-old was old and wise enough to know the aching would only get worse. "We’ll see how it is in about two hours," Freeman said, but he was smiling through the pain. Beat the game’s most feared closer — well, the most feared if you don’t count Mariano Rivera — when you’re down to your last strike and you’ll take the celebratory damage that comes with it.
Mike Bauman: National League Rookie of the Year should be one of the Braves | braves.com: News
It is a tribute to the Braves' organization strength that it has produced two rookies who are good enough to create a major impact in the Major Leagues at the very start of their careers, in the same season. Those two are first baseman Freddie Freeman, 21, and closer Craig Kimbrel, 23.
Jones out of lineup after left knee scare | ajc.com
Jones jammed his knee while hitting the first-base bag on a groundout in the eighth inning against the Cubs. Jones had surgery on the same knee for a torn anterior cruciate ligament last August, costing him the rest of the season.
Jurrjens recharged, ready to return to rotation | braves.com: News
"This is the best I've felt this year," he said. "You can see the 15 days was a good idea. We didn't want to do it, but sometimes you need to be smart and not let the leg be a big thing."
Moylan encouraged after batting practice | braves.com: News
Braves reliever Peter Moylan threw batting practice on Monday for the first time since undergoing back surgery on May 17. The right-hander threw 30 times -- using all of his pitches -- and came away pleased with the results. "I felt good," he said. "It felt good to be back on the hill facing hitters."
Braves toying with idea of six-man rotation | Atlanta Braves
"We’ve kicked that around," said Gonzalez, who could keep Mike Minor in the rotation when Tommy Hanson returns. "We haven’t put pencil to paper on it, but at this point of the year, everybody may need an extra day."
Braves to pass deadline with 28 of top 30 draft picks signed | Atlanta Braves
The only players not to sign among their top 30 picks were 20th rounder Carlos Rodriguez, a left-hander out of Iolani High (HI) School, and 30th round pick Jonathan Youngblood, a center fielder from Lafayette (Ky.) High. But the Braves signed two high schoolers – first baseman Jackson Laumann (31st) and center fielder Cody Livesay (42nd) – in the past couple of days.