June 16, 2011

Braves Mail Day

Just a quick mail day post showing a few cards I picked up for my Braves PC.  Nothing real big here but I love receiving stuff for my PC no matter how small.  Big thanks to Crosby and LittleA from Sports Card Forum for the trades.

Here are some inserts and a parallel....

And now the rookies.....

Bill McCarthy batted .354 for Richmond in 2004 which was good enough for a rookie card I guess.  His career went downhill from there as he hasn't played since 2007 and never made it to the show.

Clint Sammons was a true homegrown Brave.  He was born in Decatur, Ga and attended Parkview High school (the same school that produced Jeff Francoeur).  Unfortunately his professional career has not panned out and he is currently employed by the Marlins Triple-A affiliate.

Kris Medlen was very impressive for the Braves out of the bullpen and as a spot starter in 2010.  The California native went 6-2 with a 3.68 era while logging over 100 innings before his season was cut short by Tommy John's surgery.  Medlen hopes to return to the Braves around mid-August.

Johnny Venters is currently posting some historic numbers so far in the 2011 season.  Venters is currently 4-0 with a .738 WHIP and an eye-popping 0.44 ERA all while pitching the most innings as a reliever in the Majors.

Tommy Hanson is beginning the develop into the ace that Braves fans have been waiting for.  Hanson is currently 8-4 with a 2.48 ERA and is averaging 9.6 strikeouts per 9 innings.  In his last start, Hanson fanned 14 Astros in 7 innings pitched.

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