Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Tuesday, August 2nd

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

Postgame quotes after Braves loss to Nationals Monday | Atlanta Braves
Dan Uggla: "The whole getting-them-in part has been kind of tough lately. But that’s baseball and it happens. You’ve got to grind through it and keep working and keep staying positive and keep getting those runners in scoring position because it’s not going to be like that forever. We’ve got too good a team. Just one of those times in the season when you’ve got to grind a little extra."

Newly acquired Michael Bourn makes debut with Braves | braves.com: News
"You never want to leave your hometown," Bourn said. "But if you're going to leave, you want to go to a place like this."

Bourn trades anxiousness for trade deadline calm  | ajc.com
"It’s one of those things where you want to know one way or the other," Bourn said a few hours before making his debut in center field and hitting leadoff for the Braves on Monday night. "The anxiousness builds up. Once I found out, I was relaxed. I’m fine now. And I’m here."

Home run extends Braves second baseman Dan Uggla's hit streak to 23 games | braves.com: News
"Baseball's such a funny game," Uggla said. "I'm just going up there and grinding like I have been, trying to take the same good swing on pitches in the zone. I was fortunate to catch two pretty good tonight and I got another hit."

Soreness limits Chipper as he works back | braves.com: News
"I'm still very sore -- just stretching," Jones said. "They say that I'm getting better, but getting better and going out playing nine innings offensively and defensively -- I don't know how close I am to that."

Linebrink to the DL with lower back strain – updated | Atlanta Braves
"Him being the competitor that he is, he wanted to stay on (the active roster)," Gonzalez said. "We thought about it. He saw the doctor today and did all those check-ups. I think the way we were playing short off the bench, I think it was a good move for the team. Scotty will be back and ready to go (after the DL stint), will be rested."

Prospect Pastornicky doesn’t miss beat joining G-Braves
"I only had half a year in double-A and I was still only 21 so I was thinking I still needed some time down there," he said after his call-up to Gwinnett. "I really didn’t (see the call-up coming). I was just trying to keep playing and have a good year."

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