Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Tuesday, May 15th

Hopefully everything is all right with Freddie Freeman's eyesight.

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

Loss to Reds extends Braves’ Monday blues | Atlanta Braves
The Braves are 0-6 on Mondays and 22-8 on all other days. They’ve totaled 11 runs in six Monday games.

Cincinnati Reds at Atlanta Braves - May 14, 2012 | MLB.com ATL Recap
"I was leaving pitches up over the plate and falling behind," Venters said. "I wasn't making pitches when I needed to, and they made me pay for it. I've got to do a better job of going out there and attacking hitters. I didn't do that tonight, and it cost me the game."

Braves quotes after Monday loss to Reds | Atlanta Braves
Fredi Gonzalez, Did you see anything different from Venters during these recent rough outings? "I haven’t seen the video, but I’m sure some of the balls that were hit, were fastballs that didn’t have any depth to them. That’s something that can be fixed real easily. We’ll keep running him out there. All of a sudden you see a 93-, 94-mph fastball that that bottom just disappears to it. "It’s unfortunate that it happened with Jonny in the eighth inning, but it’s not worrying me either. We’ll keep running him out there. He’ll be just fine."

Freeman exits game with blurred vision | braves.com: News
Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Freeman was to meet with the team's eye doctor after the game. "He went through a couple of pairs of contacts and couldn't get it fixed," said Gonzalez, who didn't expect to hear the diagnosis of Freeman's condition until possibly Tuesday. Gonzalez said Monday was the first time Freeman had dealt with the problem.

Chipper's knee responding well to air travel | braves.com: News
Chipper Jones no longer has to worry about how air travel will affect his surgically repaired left knee. After flying back from St. Louis on Sunday night, the Braves third baseman was in the lineup for Monday's series opener against the Reds.

Braves pleased with Pastornicky's performance | braves.com: News
"He gives you good at-bats," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "He makes adjustments, and he's a grinder. We forget that he is facing everybody for the first time."

Hanson feeling more comfortable with shoulder | braves.com: News
Tommy Hanson entered this season with the hope of immediately returning to normalcy. As the past couple of weeks have progressed, the Braves pitcher has come to realize he needed some time to regain his arm strength. "My arm has been really tight," Hanson said. "[During Sunday's start], it felt like it was a lot looser. I was getting back and throwing more fluid."

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