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Braves win Big Against Colorado

Posted by m1fournier on May 20, 2009

MattDiazBraves starter pitched 5 scoreless innings, striking out 6 and not walking a batter. The Braves once again had the bats going, they beat the Colorado Rockies 12-4 tonight. The Braves offense has found their way in the last 2 games tonight, knocking Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa around for 7 runs in only 3.2 innings of work. It was his worst start of the season. But enough about the Rockies poor pitching lets talk about the Braves offense.

For the Braves Yunel Escobar went 2-4 including a 3-run HR in the 4th inning where he plated 3. Outfielder Matt Diaz had 3 hits, including a triple, and scored 4 times for the Braves. Also for the Braves Jeff Francouer went 1-3 with 2 RBI’s and 2 runs, David Ross(who played catcher for Brian McCann tonight) had  RBI’s, and Jordan Scahfer also had 2 RBI’s to bring his season total up to 8.

This is good sign for the Braves who had been struggling to get runs, but while I agree this is good that we not look to far into it as the Rockies pitching is far below average. But hell we’ll take the win and the success of the offense. Just a note Jeff Franocuer saved a spot on my fantasy team tonight with a solid performance. Braves and Rockies play the final game of the series tomorrow at 7:00 Pm as Kris Medlen will make his major league debut for the Braves. GO BRAVES!



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Player Profile: Jordan Schafer

Posted by m1fournier on May 15, 2009

amd_schaferBorn in Hammond, Indiana on September 4, 1986, the newest Braves prospect to join the team is outfielder Jordan Schafer. The 23 year old youngster made his major league debut this year with Braves. Scahfer who according to Baseball America is the Braves 3rd best prospect.

Schafer was drafted by the Braves in 3rd round of the 2005 Major League draft, straight out of high school. In 2008 he was suspended for 50 games for ALLEGED HGH use, but he never tested positive. After the suspension was over Schafer was eventually name the Braves starting center fielder at the start of the 2009 season. In his first major league at bat Schafer belted a home run off  Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Brett Myers, becoming the 99th player in MLB history to accomplish this feat. Scahfer is a good combination of speed and power, and has very good defensive skills as well.

So far this season Schafer is batting 220, with 2 home runs, and 3 RBI, but he leading the league in strikeoutjordanschafers with 43 already. Schafer has looked good in the field, and the Braves are just waiting for his bat to come around to complete the package. This young player will be seeing consistent time, so look out for him as he improves at the plate.

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