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Atlanta Braves (20-24)


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After turning 44, Braves' Colon takes aim at Pirates

ATLANTA -- After struggling for the first four weeks of the season, veteran right-hander Bartolo Colon appears to be rounding back into form for the Atlanta Braves.

Colon (2-4, 6.38) has lowered his ERA nearly a point in his last two starts and will try to continue that trend when he takes the mound in the finale of a four-game series against Pittsburgh on Thursday. The Pirates will counter with right-hander Ivan Nova (4-3, 2.63).

Colon, who celebrated his 44th birthday on Wednesday, was signed to a one-year, free-agent deal as a bridge to give some of the organization's young pitching prospects a chance to mature in the minor leagues. But early results were not pleasant; Colon was 1-4 with a 7.22 ERA after being tagged for eight runs in a loss to Houston on May 9.

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Leaders
AVG: F. Freeman.341
HR: F. Freeman14
RBI: M. Kemp27
SB: E. Inciarte9
W: R. Dickey3
ERA: M. Foltynewicz3.86
Saves: J. Johnson9
K: J. Teheran42
NL East
TeamWLPctGB
Washington 2817.622-
Atlanta 2024.4557.5
NY Mets 1925.4328.5
Miami 1629.35612
Philadelphia 1529.34112.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .268 (4)
Runs: 204 (18)
Hits: 408 (9)
Home Runs: 47 (25)
Stolen Bases: 27 (8)
OBP: .338 (5)
SLG: .417 (14)
Total Bases: 636 (16)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.61 (24)
Runs Allowed: 230 (23)
Saves: 9 (23)
Strikeouts: 297 (29)
OpBA: .261 (23)
OBP: .334 (23)
SLG: .443 (26)
Run Support: 4.65 (14)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/23 A. Recker Outrighted to Minors
5/22 J. Loney Released
5/21 J. Camargo Sent to Minors
5/20 M. Adams Traded St. Louis (with cash for INF Juan Yepez)
5/20 E. Burgos Traded Arizona (for cash considerations)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/18 F. Freeman Fractured left wrist (on 10-day DL)
5/18 E. O'Flaherty Lower back strain (on 10-day DL)
5/16 A. Garcia Left Achilles tendinitis (on 10-day DL)
4/9 C. Roe Right lat strain (on 60-day DL)
4/8 M. Kemp off 10-day DL
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