Player Notes - Minnesota and Atlanta
Minnesota
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
Phil HughesSPTwins starter Phil Hughes allowed four runs Wednesday against the Red Sox.Hughes went 6 2/3 innings and gave up six hits while striking out three. He has a 4.59 ERA overall.5/27/2015 3:16:00 PM
Kurt SuzukiCTwins catcher Kurt Suzuki is out on Wednesday.Day game after a night game, so Chris Hermann will be behind the plate.5/27/2015 11:30:00 AM
Torii HunterRFTwins outfielder Torii Hunter is 6-for-14 lifetime against Boston starter Rick Porcello.Hunter has one homer and six RBI lifetime against Porcello, and should be active in all lineups for Wednesday's contest.5/27/2015 11:15:00 AM
Mike PelfreySPTwins right-hander Mike Pelfrey picked up his fourth win of the season.Pelfrey defeated Boston by allowing just one run on five hits and one walk over seven innings. He struck out four and is now 4-1 with a solid 2.77 ERA.5/27/2015 9:41:00 AM
Trevor Plouffe3BTwins third baseman Trevor Plouffe smacked a homer on Monday afternoon.He finished 2-for-5 with the homer being a three-ruin shot. Plouffe is not hitting .270 with seven homers and 25 RBI so far this season.5/25/2015 7:37:00 PM
Ricky NolascoSPTwins starter Ricky Nolasco was great Monday against the Red Sox.He went 7 2/3 innings and gave up two runs on seven hits, while striking out five. Nolasco is now 5-1, but does have a 5.12 ERA.5/25/2015 7:35:00 PM
Brian Dozier2BTwins second baseman Brian Dozier had a huge afternoon Sunday against the White Sox.Dozier finished 2-for-5 with two homers, four RBI, and two runs scored. He is hitting .253 with eight homers and 24 RBI.5/24/2015 6:36:00 PM
Brian Dozier2BTwins second baseman Brian Dozier is just 5-for-28 with seven strikeouts in his career versus the White Sox starter Jose Quintana.That's good for a .179 batting average. Two of those five hits are a double and home run, and Dozier does have four RBI, but based on the batting average, it is best to find another second base option on Sunday.5/24/2015 12:09:00 PM
Joe Mauer1BTwins first baseman Joe Mauer is 9-for-23 (.391) in his career against White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana.Mauer also has two home runs and five RBI versus Quintana, so despite the lefty versus lefty matchup, Mauer is a good start on Sunday. 5/24/2015 12:06:00 PM
Kurt SuzukiCTwins catcher Kurt Suzuki is getting some rest on Sunday.He is just getting some rest. Chris Herrmann is starting behind the plate.5/24/2015 11:37:00 AM


Atlanta
 PlayerPos.DescriptionInsightDate
HotShelby MillerSPBraves right-hander Shelby Miller pitched a excellent game, allowing just one run on a solo shot in seven innings against the Giants.Unfortunately, Miller took the loss as San Francisco shut out Atlanta, 7-0. When Miller left after seven, it was, 1-0. Miller is 5-2 with a 1.48 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 49 strikeouts in 67 innings this season.5/29/2015 12:51:00 AM
Chris Johnson3BBraves third baseman Chris Johnson has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.Johnson will share time with the newly acquired Juan Uribe, once the deal becomes official.5/27/2015 2:14:00 PM
A.J. PierzynskiCBraves catcher A.J. Pierzynski will hopefully be in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.Pierzynski is a career .404 (21-for-52) against Zack Greinke, with three homers and eight RBI. He would make for an intriguing play on Wednesday night.5/27/2015 11:26:00 AM
Julio TeheranSPBraves starter Julio Teheran was lit up Tuesday by the Dodgers.Teheran allowed eight runs on 10 hits and three walks over 4 1/3 innings. He struck out just one and is ow 4-2 with a 4.91 ERA.5/27/2015 9:52:00 AM
A.J. PierzynskiCBraves catcher A.J. Pierzynski is not in the starting lineup against the Dodgers on Tuesday.Pierzynski hasn't played much versus left-handed pitchers, so with Clayton Kershaw on the mound, Pierzynski will sit. Christian Bethancourt will start behind the dish for Atlanta.5/26/2015 7:00:00 PM
Williams PerezRPBraves pitcher Williams Perez struck out seven Monday against the Dodgers.He now has 16 strikeouts in two starts this season. Perez allowed one run on seven hits and one walk over six innings. Monitor his progress.5/25/2015 10:30:00 PM
Freddie Freeman1BBraves first baseman Freddie Freeman had an RBI-double in the, 3-2, 11-inning victory over the Brewers on Saturday.Freeman was 1-for-4 in the game. He is hitting .301/.367/.491 with five home runs and 22 RBI in 163 at-bats this season.5/23/2015 9:22:00 PM
Jace PetersonSSBraves second baseman Jace Peterson had the game-winning single in the 11th as Atlanta defeate Milwaukee, 3-2.Peterson was 2-for-6 with the RBI. He is hitting .264 with one home run and 18 RBI in 129 at-bats this season.5/23/2015 9:19:00 PM
Freddie Freeman1BBraves first baseman Freddie Freeman had two RBI Thursday against the Brewers.Freeman finished 2-for-5 with a run scored as well. He is now hitting .306 with five homers and 21 RBI overall.5/21/2015 10:03:00 PM
A.J. PierzynskiCBraves catcher A.J. Pierzynski was 1-for-3 with a run scored in the loss to the Rays on Tuesday.Pierzynski scored the Braves third run in the second inning, but Atlanta wouldn't score again in the game. The catcher is hitting .306 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 85 at-bats this season.5/19/2015 9:57:00 PM