Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Monday, September 12th

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

Braves quotes after Sunday loss to Cardinals | Atlanta Braves
Chipper Jones, will it be tough to get home, regroup and forget this trip? "Man, we better forget it, because it was brutal. We did nothing right. We didn’t pitch, we didn’t hit … I guess we played OK defense. But when this team’s playing well, we throw strikes, we get outs, we get runners in from third with less than two outs. And when we don’t, it’s pretty ugly." "And we’ve gotten WILD all of a sudden. We’re walking guys, we’re hitting guys – that’s a recipe for disaster when the offense is struggling to score three or four runs a game."

Frustrated Prado losing sleep over slump | Atlanta Braves
The Braves left fielder is struggling mightily, and he doesn’t hide the fact it’s eating at him. He’s hit .220 with one homer and a .273 on-base percentage in 150 at-bats during his past 36 games. "People think that it’s easy," he said quietly Sunday morning. "It’s not easy. It’s hard to go to sleep like that. It’s hard."

Delgado rewarded with Wednesday start | News
Gonzales was impressed enough to give Delgado another shot. The native of Panama will make his fifth start Wednesday afternoon against Florida. Gonzalez also announced that rookie Julio Teheran will go to the bullpen. Teheran picked up his first win in a 5-1 triumph over the Mets on Thursday.

After missing most of '11, Moylan pitching well | News
"Every time I go out there, I feel better," Moylan said. "I'm as close to 100 percent as I'm going to get."

McCann appears to be rounding into form | News
Catcher Brian McCann, who struggled after coming off the disabled list on Aug. 14, appears to be rounding into form. McCann drove in a run in each of the Braves' first two games of the series against the Cardinals after going 5-for-36 in his first 10 games off the disabled list. "I'm feeling a lot better," McCann said. "My swing is back."

Hanson feels good after throwing off mound | News
Atlanta right-hander Tommy Hanson threw 20 pitches off a mound Sunday and said he felt fine afterward. "I'm happy, it went well," Hanson said after the Braves' 6-3 loss to the Cardinals. If Hanson does not experience any soreness on Monday, he will push forward. He is expected to throw a slightly longer session on Tuesday. If all goes well, a trip to the Instructional League would be the next step.

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