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Braves quotes after Friday loss to Mets | Atlanta Braves
Dan Uggla, on Capuano, you seen him that good before?: "Oh, yeah. If you look at my numbers against him, he’s that good all the time. No, but that’s the first time I’ve seen him like that since he’s come back. His fastball was better and he was moving it in and out along with his changeup. He made his pitches, and when a guy like that that’s got a plus pitch – his changeup is a plus-plus pitch – and he made ‘em. There’s very little you can do."
Mets, Braves postpone final two games of weekend series | braves.com: News
As Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was traveling to Citi Field on the subway early Friday afternoon, he was under the assumption that the first two games of this weekend's series against the Mets would be played. He already knew Sunday's game would be postponed because of Hurricane Irene. Approximately one stop away from Citi Field, Gonzalez received a call from Braves general manager Frank Wren, who created brief alarm when he excitedly told his team's manager, "Don't get off the train."
Braves optimistic about Hanson after MRI | braves.com: News
After receiving the results of the MRI exam performed Friday on Tommy Hanson's right shoulder, the Braves remained optimistic that he could pitch again this year. The MRI showed a small undersurface rotator cuff tear. The Braves said this condition is commonly found in pitchers' shoulders and does not need to be repaired surgically. This latest exam also confirmed that his labrum and the remainder of his shoulder appeared to be structurally sound.
Fredi weighs rotation options with extra rest | braves.com: News
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez finds himself in the position of having to decide how to align his starting rotation after three consecutive off-days. After playing Friday night's game against the Mets, the Braves will leave New York ahead of the projected storms and will not play another game until Tuesday, when they host the Nationals at Turner Field. While some of his players could benefit from extra rest, Gonzalez will have to decide how to keep his starting pitchers from potentially dealing with the adverse effect of getting too much rest between starts.
Say What? J-Hey struggles through brutal season - WSJ.com
"Yeah, it's frustrating," Heyward said. "I want to do well. I want to be on the field as much as possible. I want to be one of the guys you look to in big situations." [...] "We've just got to get the guy some confidence," teammate Chipper Jones said. "Unfortunately, it's getting late in the year now and we've got to play the hot hand and Constanza has been a huge boost for us. Quite frankly, he's going to play because he's the hot guy."