Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Friday, August 5th

Chicks dig the hitting streak.

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

Next for Braves: New York Mets | Atlanta Braves
Batting: Dan Uggla rides a 25-game hitting streak, while hitting .354 (34-for-96) to raise his season average to .215. He has 11 homers during the streak including five in the past six games. Uggla is 0-for-15 against Dickey.

Braves weathering stretch without Jones, McCann  |
In that time the Braves have gone 4-4 and dropped two games in the standings to fall a season-high eight games behind the Phillies entering Thursday night. Entering the weekend series with the Mets, their lead in the wild-card standings was down to 2 1/2 games.

Familiar (Winning) Formula for Braves -
Braves fans may even dare to dream a little. With their top four starters and lefty-heavy bullpen, they will make for a dangerous playoff opponent, even for the Phillies’ juggernaut.

Schafer eager to join Astros on field | News
"It just takes time," Schafer said. "The exercises help a little bit. But there's not really much you can do to speed up the process. It's just going to take some downtime, and hopefully it'll be all right here shortly."

William Penn grad Oberholtzer ready to make it with Astros | The News Journal |
"I know the Braves loved me," Oberholtzer said. "But being behind so many of those guys you'll see playing for the Braves someday ... For me, this is a quicker step to the big leagues."

Missions' late uprising sinks Hooks again " Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Hooks right-hander Paul Clemens, one of the players acquired by parent club Houston from Atlanta in Sunday's Michael Bourn trade, made his Astros system debut.  Clemens, like fellow newcomer Jarred Cosart on Tuesday, turned in a nice outing, going six innings. He allowed just two hits, allowing one unearned run with seven strikeouts against five walks, one intentional.

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