PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 14: Reed Johnson #7 of the Atlanta Braves hits a double against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on May 14, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.
I don’t think there’s a blueprint. Traditional teams have power on the corners, speed up the middle. But if you have Vernon Wells hitting 30 home runs when in his prime in centre field, you might carry [light-hitting, speedy] Reed Johnson in left. … Ultimately you want a deep rotation, deep bullpen, deep offence. Everyone wants the same thing, it’s just who’s available to you.
I know [Jason Heyward] came back to the dugout and said, ‘He’s throwing a few more changeups, maybe some cutters and things like that,’More quotes »
By the numbers: How the Mets rallied against the Braves
data , after Ramiro Pena's leadoff double off Brandon Lyon, the Braves' chances of winning the game jumped to 80.4 percent. Reed Johnson's sacrifice bunt to move Pena to third base upped that percentage slightly to 82.3.With the Braves on the brink of victory, Read more »
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B.J. Upton out of lineup day after suffering injury
B.J. Upton was absent from the lineup Tuesday against the Diamondbacks after leaving Monday's game with a shoulder injury. Reed Johnson replaced Upton in the lineup Tuesday. Upton entered play Tuesday batting .171 (6 for 35) in 11 May games. He's batting .151 from CBS Sports Read more »
Freeman's bat, Hudson's arm power Braves past Mets
Johnson also had three RBI for the Braves. Freeman, who finished with three hits, smacked a two-run double off left-hander Jonathon Niese in a five-run third and added a sixth-inning homer off reliever Jeurys Familia. David Wright hit a two-run homer in the from CBS Sports Read more »
METS: Jonathon Niese roughed up in loss to Braves
drove in three runs, Tim Hudson pitched into the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 9-4 on Sunday. Reed Johnson also had three RBIs for the Braves. Freeman, who finished with three hits, smacked a two-run double off left-hander Jonathon from New Haven Register Read more »
Detroit 10, Atlanta 0: Sanchez's historic strikeout effort stiffles NL's top team
Justin Upton, swinging Second inning Freedie Freeman, swinging Evan Gattis, swining Juan Francisco, swinging Third inning Reed Johnson, swinging Dan Uggla, swining Fourth inning Freddie Freeman, looking Fifth inning B.J. Upton, swinging Juan Francisco, from Detroit Free Press Read more »
MLB Power Rankings Week 3
21, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Reed Johnson (7) is greeted at home plate by center fielder B.J. Upton (right) after Johnson scored a run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the second inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles from Fansided Read more »