Spring Training Report: Braves Rout Phillies Again, 9-1

Uggla Slugs Second Homer This Week

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Julio Terehan
Julio Terehan
- photo by Tim Evearitt
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Julio Teheran tossed four perfect innings and Dan Uggla drilled a fifth-inning solo home run that propelled the Braves toward a 9-1 win over the Phillies on Tuesday afternoon at Champion Stadium.

Uggla celebrated his 33rd birthday with a two-hit performance that was highlighted by his fifth-inning leadoff homer against Sean O'Sullivan. The Braves' second baseman hit his first home run of the spring in Monday's win over the Phillies in Clearwater, Fla.

Craig Kimbrel issued two walks before allowing Kevin Frandsen to notch a two-out, seventh-inning RBI single that served as the first of two hits Philadelphia recorded. Kimbrel did not allow a run or issue a walk in any of his previous four appearances this spring.

The Braves broke the game open when they tallied five runs in the bottom of the sixth against O'Sullivan, who was charged with six earned runs and eight hits in 2 2/3 innings. Atlanta's uprising was fueled by Edward Salcedo's two-run home run and Jordan Schafer's two-run triple.

Teheran, who is now in line to serve as Atlanta's Opening Day starter, was in total command, as he retired each of the 12 batters he faced while pitching in front of his uncle, Miguel Teheran, who coached him during his youthful days in Colombia. His strong performance, which included three strikeouts, was a welcome sight for the Braves, who had seen Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy make early exits from the starts the previous two days due to injuries.

Braves right fielder Jason Heyward matched Uggla's two-hit performance and stood as the only player to reach base through the first four innings. Heyward, who has recorded hits in eight of his past 10 at-bats, began the bottom of the first with a single that accounted for the only hit Phillies starter David Buchanan allowed in three scoreless innings.

---- Source: MLB

JOHN HUNT: Giving Thanks On Another Beautiful Day

Well, here we are again.   Where has that last year gone in such a hurry? As has been the case in recent years, I’m following in Roy Exum’s footsteps with my many reasons to be thankful. Among other things, I AM THANKFUL that I woke up today without a hangover.   It’s been almost 22 years since and I hope I never forget just how bad that last one was. ... (click for more)

Randy Smith: Things I Am Thankful For

As my 64th Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I find myself being thankful for the same things over and over again. My beautiful wife, my two wonderful children, my four fabulous grandchildren, and all my extended family and friends. I have always been thankful for my career; I really wouldn't change much at all. So what's new that I can be thankful for this year? Well, I am very ... (click for more)

Hutcheson Medical Center Trustee Asks Use Of Funds From Clinic Sale To Obtain DISH Funds

The trustee for Hutcheson Medical Center is asking to use proceeds from the sale of the Chickamauga Clinic in order to help obtain Disproportionate Share (DISH) funds from the state of Georgia. Trustee Ronald Glass said, in order to get $1,138,159 in DISH funds, the hospital must transfer $369,333 through the Hospital Authority of Catoosa, Walker and Dade Counties. He noted ... (click for more)

Man, 56, Stabbed At The Corner Of North Market, Frazier Avenue

A 56-year-old man was stabbed at the corner of North Market Street and Frazier Avenue on Wednesday night. Chattanooga Police were advised of the altercation at 7 p.m. Police located a single victim, Danny Henderson, suffering from a stab wound to the abdomen.  T he victim was transported to a local hospital where he received treatment for his injuries. ... (click for more)

An Extra Helping Of Gratitude

After being thankful for the grace of God, my family and good health, this year I have an extra helping of gratitude to live in a special place called Chattanooga.   We endured the trauma of terrorism on July 16 and emerged more united and stronger than ever before.  We claim our heritage and celebrate our diversity like no other city in America.  We honor our ... (click for more)

Why I Am Thankful, 2015

I can’t really remember when I first started this – sometime in the 1970s – but my favorite column every year comes during Thanksgiving when I literally pause and use my fingers to thank God for all His richest blessings. The year 2015 has been bountiful so here are just a few of the things I will carry in my heart as I take my place at today’s table: I AM THANKFUL that tomorrow, ... (click for more)