Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Saturday, April 7th

Jurrjens and the Braves will try to get into the win column on Saturday afternoon.

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

Game 2 starter Jurrjens says he’s ready, certainly rested | Atlanta Braves
"Just try to keep that feeling [throwing from] the mound, nothing else you can do about it," he said of his increased throwing between starts. "I felt good [Wednesday], worked on some little stuff I needed to work on to get ready."

Terence Moore: Jason Heyward's swing gets a rebuild for 2012 | braves.com: News
"We broke the parts of the swing down," Stewart said. "You've got your stance, and you've got your load. You have your approach to the ball and your body alignment. Then you have your body alignment on your extension, and then the body alignment on your finish. "Once you get those parts down, we have to make sure your tempo is good, and then it's timing." For each of those points of emphasis, Stewart required Heyward to perform them 3,000 times before moving on.

New Look Tommy Hanson | Capitol Avenue Club
Hanson’s fastball had a pretty big variance in fastball movement yesterday, which is likely due to the addition of the two-seam fastball. He had more negative horizontal movement with his fastball yesterday than he did at any point of last season, which could partially be due to the altered release point as well.

Chipper encouraged after facing live pitching | braves.com: News
The Braves seem to be in favor of having Jones play at least one Minor League rehab game before being activated. There is a chance he could play for Class A Rome when it hosts Charleston in its home opener on Thursday. Veteran pitcher Tim Hudson is already expected to start that game as part of his own rehab assignment.

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