Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Sunday, August 21st

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

Braves postgame quotes following Saturday’s win over D-backs | Atlanta Braves
Fredi Gonzalez: "The ball Bourny caught out in center field was unbelievable. Chipper made a nice play also, ball to his left. The top five guys got on base, got some hits, we were able to get some runs. Those add-on runs are big."

Surging Chipper bats third with McCann off | News
"He's such a pro that I don't think that bothers him," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "If we get a really good matchup, maybe he'll hit fifth that game. You can go so many different ways with him."

Heyward could see more playing time soon | News
With a string of right-handers due to face the Braves over the next several days, right fielder Jason Heyward could find himself some more playing time, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Saturday.

Kimbrel hits 100 mph on radar gun  |
Kimbrel threw a 100 mph fastball to Justin Upton in the ninth inning Friday night, according to the radar gun at Turner Field. His 0-1 four-seam fastball went for a ball, but it must have had the desired effect. Kimbrel threw two more sliders, 10 mph slower, and on the second one, Upton grounded out just in front of the plate.

Braves are now born to run  |
Put Michael Bourn and Jose Constanza side by side, drop the green flag and have them race on that straightaway between home and first. Who wins? "I don’t know," Bourn said. "We have to race one day," called out Constanza, who knows just enough English to be mildly playful.

Braves keeping watch on young Vizcaino | News
The Braves plan to carefully monitor the workload of rookie reliever Arodys Vizcaino, who was has pitched in five games since being called up 10 days ago.

Dale Murphy now bats 140 -- characters per tweet  |
When I was a player, I was known as a pretty boring interview. I think I was trying to protect my privacy. And I just never wanted to rock any boats. But as I’ve gotten older, that’s all changed.

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