- 11:22 pm Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 by Jeff Schultz
MILWAUKEE — Starting pitching so far: Not a problem.
One night after Julio Teheran allowed just two runs in six innings against Milwaukee, Alex Wood pitched seven solid innings, giving up just a run (a homer to Carlos Gomez, the Brewers’ first batter). So that’s three runs allowed in 13 innings for two starters. The only difference Tuesday was that Wood was supported by some offense: Freddie Freeman homered twice, Jason Heyward hit his first and the Braves evened the series with a 5-2 win over the Brewers.
Manager Fredi Gonzalez praised Wood for being “mentally tough,” particularly after allowing the early [More]
- 7:21 pm Saturday, February 15th, 2014 by Jeff Schultz
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — I had a lengthy and revealing conversation today with Dan Uggla, the Braves’ often-maligned second baseman. I hope you get a chance to read it online at MyAJC.com or in Sunday’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution (the thing made of paper).
A link to the full column can be found here on MyAJC (subscription).
I’m obviously not going to copy and paste all of Uggla’s comments but he was extremely open about his struggles and the accompanying criticism. A couple of excerpts:
– On the 2013 season, when he hit a career low .179: “I was [More]