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Braves Daily News Digest: 9/3/14

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Braves fail to produce offensively, again.

Kevin C. Cox

Braves News:

Braves Struggle (Again) Versus Philly

If you took the time to tune in to Tuesday's Braves outing given their poor performance on Monday, congrats, you're a true fan. Unfortunately for you, the Braves didn't re=pay the favor, as they only mustered three-hits, and another doughnut in the run column. Jason Heyward was the Braves' offensive "catalyst" of the night, going 2-4 with a double. Mike Minor pitched a relatively good game, going 7.1 innings, striking out five and giving up three runs.

Formal Ground-Breaking for New Stadium Planned

The Braves' soon-to be new home in Cobb County will have it's ground officially broken in just a few weeks on September 16th. The $622 million dollar park is set to open in 2017. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, more detailed plans will be revealed by the end of the season.

Christian Bethencourt Gives Braves Added Flexibility

As we grind along into the final month of the regular season, the September call-ups have come upon us, and Braves' young catching prospect is among them. Having a third catcher on the active roster behind Evan Gattis and Gerald laird brings along an extra level of flexibility, especially late into games. His production in the minors has been impressive this season, and Fredi Gonzalez has been impressed:

"I thought he had a terrific year offensively and defensively," Gonzalez said. "We are really happy with his development."

Carpenter Supports "Strikeout Cancer" Campaign

The Strikeout Cancer campaign, which was started by Cardinals' reliever Jason Motte, has been a huge success as it begins to catch steam. David Carpenter, an Atlanta reliever and friend of Jason Motte, is among the many to support the cause to help bring down the disease:

"From just getting a chance to know what kind of person Jason is, this is just how he operates," Carpenter said. "He is a very proactive guy, especially with kids. That's one of his soft spots. To see something he started grow to all 30 teams is just great to see."

MLB News:

Stanton Smacks 100th RBI

For the first time in his career, the artist formerly known as Mike Stanton broke the 100 RBI mark, on his 35th homer of the season. With 101 runs driven in on the season, Stanton has the most RBI's in one season as a Marlin since...that's right, Dan Uggla, who drove in 105 in 2009.

J.D. Martinez Smashes Clutch Ninth Inning Homer

J.D. Martinez, who the Astros believed wasn't good enough for their team, is having a breakout year for the Detroit Tigers. Along with hitting .307 on the season, he's hitting some clutch bombs to win some games for Detroit, including his latest three-run shot in the top of the ninth on Tuesday night to take down the Indians.