Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Wednesday, August 31st

Pitcher Derek Lowe #32 of the Atlanta Braves acknowledges pitcher Livan Hernandez #61 of the Washington Nationals (not pictured) after Hernandez hit Lowe in the behind with a foul ball during the game at Turner Field on August 30, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

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

Braves postgame quotes following Tuesday’s loss to Nats | Atlanta Braves
Jair Jurrjens: "When you’re going good, everything is falling into place, and when you’re going bad, even you make a good pitch, you get hit, and when you make a bad pitch, they hit it. Just a tough time right now. Keep working, keeping doing what I can do to go out there and try to perform, and hope for the best."

Minor available in bullpen for two days | Atlanta Braves
With the three-day layoff from Hurricane Irene and Monday’s scheduled off day, the Braves Mike Minor will have a 10-day break between starts when he returns to the mound Saturday against the Dodgers. As the fifth starter, he’s getting the longest layoff between starts. The Braves considered sending Minor to the minor leagues for one tune-up start, but the Braves’ only minor league affiliate whose season ended in time to get Minor back on the major league roster by Saturday without the 10-day holdover was the rookie league Danville team. And the Braves couldn’t send Minor there by virtue of his accumulated service time. So Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Minor would be available in the bullpen Tuesday and Wednesday nights against the Nationals and might get some work in there.

Hanson encouraged by Andrews visit  | ajc.com
Tommy Hanson came away from a visit with Dr. James Andrews encouraged about his right shoulder and cleared to begin rehabbing again. He has no timetable on a possible return, but Hanson said he could begin light throwing in a few days.

Chipper, Braves teammates use three-day break to rest up | braves.com: News
Braves third baseman Chipper Jones was more than happy to give his body some much-needed rest over course of the past three days. Well, sort of. "Spring cleaning at the Jones household," he said. "I think I sweated more the last couple days than I would have here [at the ballpark]."

Michael Bourn proving a perfect fit for surging Braves | braves.com: News
Four weeks after putting Bourn in their lineup for the first time, the Braves seem to be moving in the right direction. They have won 16 of the 24 games played since he arrived to become the legitimate everyday leadoff hitter they had lacked since Rafael Furcal left town in 2005.

Field of 75 set for Ford C. Frick Award | braves.com: News
Beginning Thursday, fans will be able to vote online for the Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award -- a prestigious honor given to broadcasters -- by logging on to http://www.facebook.com/baseballhall. Braves fans can vote for Skip Caray, Pete Van Wieren, and Ernie Johnson, Sr.

Teheran or Delgado to start in Sept. 8 twin bill | braves.com: News
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez confirmed either Julio Teheran or Randall Delgado will start one of the games of the Sept. 8 doubleheader against the Mets at Citi Field. When Gonzalez revealed last week that Teheran and Delgado would be among the Minor Leaguers promoted with the Major League roster expanded in September, he said both would likely remain with Triple-A Gwinnett until the season, including the playoffs, was complete.

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