Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Wednesday, September 14th

Braves Wild Card Magic Number
Odds Of Braves Making Playoffs
10 (-1 change)
95.5% (+0.3% change)

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

Braves postgame quotes after Tuesday’s win over Marlins | Atlanta Braves
Brian McCann: "I went to a little bit lighter bat. This time of year, I had to go to a little bit lighter bat to try to manipulate it the way I need to do to be successful."

Slumping McCann dropped to sixth in order | Atlanta Braves
"Our training people said he’s fine," Gonzalez said. "How healthy can you be at 150 games? Everybody is beat up. I don’t think it’s anything other than some people go through some rough patches."

Gonzalez calls closed-door team meeting | Atlanta Braves
"If you had said in Orlando ‘Hey our goal is to make the playoffs and would you take a 4 ½ game lead in September with 14 to go?’" Gonzalez said. "Everybody per man would raise their hand and say yes. OK, well, that’s where we’re at boys. Let’s go. And it’s fun."

Fredi changes course, calls team meeting | braves.com: News
"Not much needed to be said," third baseman Chipper Jones said. "I think everybody kind of knew what was going to come out, but it always helps. I think whenever you get into a group setting, it's almost like therapy."

Braves fill farm director position from within | Atlanta Braves
"We’d like to increase Ronnie Richardson’s responsibilities," Wren said. "He’s really grown and done a good job and we think he has a bright future. So this was one way to increase his responsibilities and also to learn from someone with Bruce’s experience. Not many guys have as much experience in that job and have done it as well as he has. I think it was the perfect opportunity for us to solidify that department with two real quality people.

Here is a song for last night's win, it's been a while, but...


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