Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Monday, August 8th

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

Braves postgame quotes after Sunday’s win over Mets | Atlanta Braves
Chipper Jones, on another GW hit in New York: "It’s fun to do it anywhere. Especially when we were up 5-2, I put it shutdown mode. I wasn’t expecting to be in the game, really. But pressed into duty, just came up at the right time, good situation, and got one in the hole. It was a good win for us. We needed it, we needed it badly."

Bat got his tongue: Braves’ Constanza licks his Louisville Slugger - Big League Stew - MLB Blog - Yahoo! Sports
How many licks does it take to get to the center of Jose Constanza's bat? The world may never know, but Sunday afternoon the Atlanta Braves rookie began the arduous process of finding out.


Braves have no plans to rest Hanson  | ajc.com
The Braves have no plans to skip Tommy Hanson’s next start after he gave up four home runs in a seven-run outing Saturday night and showed signs that his right shoulder might be bothering him again.

Dan Uggla's eighth-inning single extends his hitting streak to 28 games | braves.com: News
"It's kind of crazy to do something like this and you're only halfway," Uggla said. "That's what tells you how special his record is, which is why it will probably never be broken."

A tale of two seasons for Dan Uggla - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN
The first three months of Dan Uggla's Atlanta Braves career was an unmitigated disaster, particularly when one considers it was the first season of a brand new contract extension. However, over the last month and a half Uggla has looked very much like the impact hitter that the Braves thought they were acquiring this offseason. With that said, what are the differences between the Uggla who didn't hit at all in the first three months of the season and the one currently on a 28-game hitting streak?

McCann feeling good, but club will be cautious | braves.com: News
But the club is going to be cautious with its six-time All-Star catcher, who has been sidelined since July 25 with a strained left oblique muscle. "I'd hate to push him and then we have a setback and then we're right back to square one," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "We don't need that."

Moylan eyeing return by end of August | braves.com: News
"The way I'm throwing right now, I feel like I could get guys out," Moylan said. "But obviously there is a process we have to run through because it's not like I just had my left finger operated on. I know it's a process and a journey, but the end is nigh."

RN-T.com - Rome Braves Braves drop fourth straight add Gilmartin to roster
As for Gilmartin, he is likely to make his Rome debut during the team's upcoming homestand, which begins on Wednesday at State Mutual Stadium.

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