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Beastly Braves

Mark Teixiera had quite the game for himself today in Atlanta’s 8-1 win over Milwaukee, going 2-3 with 4 RBIs (including a 3-run HR) and 2 walks. And in his third start of the year, Jorge Campillo shut down the Brewers offense, going 5 innings surrendering just one run on 4 hits, striking out 6 and walking none on 73 pitches. He is 2-0 with a 0.99 ERA.

This was an important win for the Braves, preventing a Milwaukee sweep and improving the Braves’ abysmal road record to 7-18 (compared to 22-7 at home).


Braves Beast (and least) of the Week

The Braves Beast of the Week is…

Brian McCann, C (.345, .387, .655, 1 HR, 9 RBI on the week).  We award this honor to Brian with apologies to Chipper Jones, who also had a stellar week (.462, .548, .654, 1 HR, 3 RBI). But come on, Chipper, you can’t win every week. Chipper, who hits right in front of Brian in the Braves lineup, is a big part of McCann’s success, giving him plenty of RBI opportunities. Both players combine to make for a formidable middle of the Atlanta lineup.

Runners-Up: Chipper Jones, Kelly Johnson, Mark Kotsay

We bestow the least of the week distinction upon…

Chuck James, LHP. James optioned to Triple-A Richmond after a terrible start last Thursday against the Phillies, in which he surrendered 5 earned runs on 6 hits in 4 innings, walking 5 and striking out none. He’ll be replaced by Jorge Campillo in the rotation.

Runners-down: Royce Ring, Mark Teixiera