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Tomahawk Chops: Daily Atlanta Braves News Clippings For Friday, April 6th

Hanson pitched well in his first start of the season, but it wasn't enough to give the Braves the win.
Hanson pitched well in his first start of the season, but it wasn't enough to give the Braves the win.

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Braves quotes after opening loss to Mets | Atlanta Braves
"I think those last four or five innings I think everybody felt comfortable and settled in a little bit, and we put together some good at-bats. We just didn’t find the holes, maybe just missed a pitch here and there. But Freddie squared up a ball to right field, it just didn’t carry enough to get out of the ballpark. But all in all today we just came up a little short."

Chipper hopes to return from DL when eligible | News
"If I am ready, I want to come off, plain and simple," Jones said. "Even if I don't feel like I can play nine innings of defense, I can still come off the bench and pinch-hit late if need be. We just have to wait and see. As I sit here right now, I'm not ready. But four days from now, I could be."

Medlen shows his value out of the bullpen | News
"It's definitely a comforting feeling having him come in behind you because of just what he did," Hanson said. "He does that every time it feels like. Obviously, I didn't want to come out of the game, but when I saw him coming in, it was OK."

After tense spring, Pastornicky calm in first opening day | Atlanta Braves
"I felt great," Pastornicky said afterward. "Surprisingly, during [batting practice] I thought I’d feel nervous and stuff. I felt great. I think I got all my nerves out in spring training, with that terrible start. I felt great [today].

Braves notes: Chipper to hit at optional workout Friday | Atlanta Braves
Chipper Jones will test his surgically repaired knee against live pitching on Friday when the Braves have an optional workout at Citi Field on a day off before the second game of the season Saturday.

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