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Colby Wilson’s Atlanta Braves Report: CB Radio

 

Written by Colby Wilson

Clarksville, TN – Over the weekend, news trickled out that the Braves had kicked the tires on Jonathan Lucroy, injured All-Star catcher for the dumpster fire that is the Milwaukee Brewers. And this is not to knock Lucroy – a fine catcher who has proven to be worth his weight in pitch-framing and gap-to-gap power – but rather illustrate how disenfranchised the brass has become with Christian Bethancourt.

Seems odd to already be sniffing around for replacements for the Catcher of the Future after 183 big-league at-bats, yet here we (allegedly) are. Lucroy is 29, Bethancourt is 23. Math says Bethancourt is the play for the present and future. But he’s hitting .190 and has ridden pine for much of the season behind A.J. Pierzynski, both because Pierzynski has been raking (13-game hitting streak to start the year, third on the team in hitting at a .281 clip) and because Bethancourt has looked lost at the plate and merely competent defensively.

Atlanta Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt. (Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports)

Atlanta Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt. (Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports)

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Former Nashville Sounds manager Mike Guerrero named Mike Coolbaugh Award winner

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Minor League Baseball™ announced today that it has selected Mike Guerrero, who managed the Nashville Sounds this season, as the winner of the sixth annual Mike Coolbaugh Award, presented to an individual who has shown an outstanding baseball work ethic, knowledge of the game and skill in mentoring young players on the field. The Coolbaugh Award will be presented during the Baseball Winter Meetings™ Banquet on Thursday, December 12th, at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, FL.

Mike Guerrero, former Nashville Sounds Manager. (Nashville Sounds)

Mike Guerrero, former Nashville Sounds Manager. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds pitcher Claudio Vargas gives solid start in 7-1 win over Memphis Redbirds

 

Sean Halton Ties Nashville Record With Two Triples To Pace Offense

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Veteran right-hander Claudio Vargas tossed a quality start and the Nashville offense posted its highest run total in three weeks during the Nashville Sounds’ 7-1 victory over the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds on Wednesday evening at Greer Stadium.

Vargas (4-1) continued to have the Redbirds’ number as the veteran authored his third quality start victory in three starts against Memphis this season. The right-hander struck out a season-high seven batters while holding the ‘Birds to one run on four hits in his seven frames of work.

Nashville Sounds. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds beat Memphis Redbirds 4-1 at Greer Stadium Tuesday night

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds topped the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds, 4-1, on Tuesday night at Greer Stadium in the opener of a four-game series.

In his first game with the Sounds and fifth overall during his rehab appearance, catcher Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-4 with and RBI and three runs scored. The three runs scored matched a season-high by a Sounds player this season.

Nashville Sounds. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

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