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2009 Atlanta Braves season

2009 Atlanta Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Atlanta (since 1966)
  • Results
    Record 86–76 (.531)
    Divisional place 3rd
    Other information
    Owner(s) Liberty Media
    Manager(s) Bobby Cox
    Local television SportSouth
    Fox Sports South
    Peachtree TV
    Chip Caray, Joe Simpson, Jon Sciambi
    Local radio Atlanta Braves Radio Network
    Jim Powell, Don Sutton, Mark Lemke, Jon Sciambi
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    The 2009 Atlanta Braves season featured the Braves' attempt to reclaim a postseason berth for the first time since 2005. The Braves were once again skippered by Bobby Cox, then in his 24th season managing the team. It was the Braves' 44th season in Atlanta, and the 138th season overall for the franchise.

    Pre Season Transactions

    Notable Free Agent Acquisitions

    Player Former Team Contract Terms
    Derek Lowe (RHP) L.A. Dodgers 4 years/$60M
    Kenshin Kawakami (RHP) Chunichi Dragons (NPB) 3 years/$23M
    Garret Anderson (OF) L.A. Angeles of Anaheim 1 year/$2.5M
    David Ross (C) Boston Red Sox 2 years/$3M

    Notable Players lost to free agency

    Player New Team
    John Smoltz (RHP) Boston Red Sox
    Mike Hampton (LHP) Houston Astros
    Corky Miller (C) Chicago White Sox
    Julián Tavárez (RHP) Washington Nationals
    Chuck James (LHP) FREE AGENT

    Pre Season Trades

    December 4, 2008
    to Chicago White Sox
    (IF) Brent Lillibridge & Minor League prospects Tyler Flowers, Jon Gilmore & Santos Rodriguez </hr>
    to Atlanta Braves
    (P) Javier Vázquez & (P) Boone Logan </hr>[1]

    Regular season

    Season standings

    Template:MLB standings


    Record vs. opponents

    Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WAS AL
    Arizona 3–4 4-2 1–5 7-11 5–3 5–4 7-11 2–5 5–2 1–5 6–1 11-7 5-13 2–4 1–5 5–10
    Atlanta 4–3 4–2 3–6 4–4 8-10 3-3 4–3 3–3 13–5 10-8 3–4 3–3 3–4 4–2 10-8 7–8
    Chicago 2-4 2–4 10-5 2–4 4–3 11–6 3–5 10-7 3-3 1–5 10-4 4–5 4-2 6-10 5–2 6–9
    Cincinnati 5-1 6-3 5-10 0-7 3-3 12-4 1-5 8-7 2-4 2-5 13-5 1-6 3-3 8-8 3-4 6-9
    Colorado 11-7 4-4 4-2 7-0 2-4 2-5 4-14 6-0 3-4 2-4 6-3 10-8 8-10 6-1 6-0 11-4
    Florida 3-5 10-8 3-4 3-3 4-2 4–3 3-3 3-4 11-7 9-9 2-4 4-2 3-4 3-3 12-6 10-8
    Houston 4–5 3-3 6-11 4-12 5-2 3-4 4–3 5-10 1-5 6-2 10-5 6-1 2-4 6-9 3-3 6-9
    Los Angeles 11-7 3-4 5-3 5-1 14-4 3-3 3-4 3–3 5-1 4-3 4-3 10-8 11-7 2-5 3-2 9-9
    Milwaukee 5-2 3-3 7-10 7-8 0-6 4-3 10-5 3-3 3-3 4-3 9-5 2-4 4-5 9-9 5-3 5-10
    New York 2-5 5-13 3-3 4-2 4-3 7-11 5-1 1-5 3-3 6-12 4-3 2-5 5-3 4-5 10-8 5–10
    Philadelphia 5-1 8-10 5-1 5-2 4-2 9-9 2-6 3-4 3-4 12-6 4-2 5-2 3-4 4-1 15-3 6-12
    Pittsburgh 1-6 4-3 4-10 5-13 3-6 4-2 5-10 3-4 5-9 3-4 2-4 3-4 2-4 5-10 5-3 8–7
    San Diego 7-11 3-3 5-4 6-1 8-10 2-4 1-6 8-10 4-2 5-2 2-5 4-3 10-8 1-6 4-2 5–10
    San Francisco 13-5 4–3 2–4 3–3 10-8 4–3 4–2 7-11 5-4 3–5 4–3 4–2 8-10 4–3 4–2 9–6
    St. Louis 4-2 2-4 10-6 8-8 1-6 3-3 9-6 5-2 9-9 5-4 1-4 10-5 6-1 3-4 6–1 9–6
    Washington 5-1 8-10 2-5 4-3 0-6 6-12 3-3 2-3 3-5 8-10 3-15 3-5 2-4 2-4 1-6 7–11



    Game log

    Legend
    Braves Win Braves Loss Game Postponed
    2009 Regular Season Game Log

    Roster

    2009 Atlanta Braves
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Manager

    Coaches

    Mid-Season Trades

    June 3, 2009
    to Pittsburgh Pirates
    Minor League prospects (OF) Gorkys Hernández, (P) Charlie Morton & (P) Jeff Locke </hr>
    to Atlanta Braves
    (OF) Nate McLouth</hr>[2]
    July 10, 2009
    to New York Mets
    (OF) Jeff Francoeur & Cash </hr>
    to Atlanta Braves
    (OF) Ryan Church</hr>[3]
    July 31, 2009
    to Boston Red Sox
    (1B) Casey Kotchman</hr>
    to Atlanta Braves
    (1B) Adam LaRoche & Cash </hr>[4]

    Player stats

    Most games at position

    Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played

    Pos Player GP
    C Brian McCann 104
    1B Casey Kotchman ×[4] 85
    2B Kelly Johnson 78
    SS Yunel Escobar × 114
    3B Chipper Jones 112
    LF Garret Anderson × 98
    CF Nate McLouth 56
    RF Jeff Francoeur ×[3] 80

    As of September 3, 2009

    × = No longer with team

    † = On DL

    Batting

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

    Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
    18 Garret Anderson
    105
    <center>379 <center>41 <center>110 <center>21 <center>0 <center>12 <center>50 <center>.290 <center>1
    1 Gregor Blanco # <center>24 <center>43 <center>5 <center>8 <center>0 <center>1 <center>0 <center>1 <center>.186 <center>6
    25 Barbaro Canizares # <center>5 <center>21 <center>1 <center>4 <center>1 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>.190 <center>0
    25 Ryan Church *[3] <center>98 (31) <center>330 (98) <center>45 (19) <center>92 (27) <center>26 (10) <center>0 (0) <center>4 (2) <center>39 (17) <center>.279 (.276) <center>6 (0)
    26 Brooks Conrad <center>14 <center>32 <center>6 <center>11 <center>1 <center>2 <center>2 <center>8 <center>.344 <center>0
    23 Matt Diaz <center>99 <center>283 <center>47 <center>92 <center>16 <center>4 <center>10 <center>44 <center>.325 <center>8
    19 Yunel Escobar <center>112 <center>425 <center>67 <center>129 <center>22 <center>1 <center>13 <center>63 <center>.304 <center>3
    30 Reid Gorecki <center>10 <center>22 <center>3 <center>5 <center>0 <center>0 <center>0 <center>3 <center>.227 <center>1
    27 Diory Hernández # <center>33 <center>85 <center>6 <center>12 <center>3 <center>0 <center>1 <center>6 <center>.141 <center>0
    4 Omar Infante <center>46 <center>132 <center>19 <center>42 <center>5 <center>0 <center>1 <center>19 <center>.318 <center>2
    2 Kelly Johnson <center>89 <center>276 <center>45 <center>59 <center>17 <center>3 <center>8 <center>26 <center>.214 <center>6
    10 Chipper Jones <center>115 <center>396 <center>65 <center>110 <center>19 <center>2 <center>16 <center>59 <center>.278 <center>4
    22 Adam LaRoche *[4] <center>113 (26) <center>416 (92) <center>63 (17) <center>114 (34) <center>28 (3) <center>1 (0) <center>20 (8) <center>58 (18) <center>.274 (.370) <center>2 (0)
    16 Brian McCann <center>108 <center>388 <center>49 <center>110 <center>30 <center>1 <center>17 <center>72 <center>.284 <center>3
    13 Nate McLouth *[2] <center>101 (56) <center>395 (227) <center>66 (39) <center>102 (59) <center>23 (16) <center>2 (1) <center>15 (6) <center>56 (22) <center>.258 (.260) <center>17 (10)
    20 Greg Norton <center>80 <center>65 <center>3 <center>9 <center>2 <center>0 <center>0 <center>6 <center>.138 <center>0
    14 Martín Prado <center>98 <center>328 <center>43 <center>101 <center>24 <center>0 <center>9 <center>40 <center>.308 <center>0
    8 David Ross <center>44 <center>109 <center>15 <center>28 <center>7 <center>0 <center>6 <center>15 <center>.257 <center>0
    24 Jordan Schafer # <center>50 <center>167 <center>18 <center>34 <center>8 <center>0 <center>2 <center>8 <center>.204 <center>2
    <center>Totals <center>130 <center>4292 <center>607 <center>1172 <center>253 <center>17 <center>136 <center>573 <center>.273 <center>61

    As of August 30, 2009

    * = Acquired Mid-Season

    # = Not on Active roster

    "()" = Stats with Braves

    Pitching

    Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

    Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
    46 Manny Acosta # <center>1 <center>0 <center>4.32 <center>31 <center>0 <center>0 <center>33.1 <center>17 <center>16 <center>16 <center>28
    Jeff Bennett[5] <center>2 <center>4 <center>3.18 <center>33 <center>0 <center>0 <center>34.0 <center>13 <center>12 <center>21 <center>23
    Blaine Boyer[6] <center>0 <center>1 <center>40.50 <center>3 <center>0 <center>0 <center>1.1 <center>6 <center>6 <center>3 <center>2
    57 Jorge Campillo # <center>1 <center>0 <center>4.15 <center>5 <center>0 <center>0 <center>4.1 <center>3 <center>2 <center>3 <center>3
    38 Buddy Carlyle <center>0 <center>1 <center>8.85 <center>15 <center>0 <center>0 <center>20.1 <center>22 <center>20 <center>12 <center>12
    51 Mike González <center>3 <center>3 <center>2.30 <center>67 <center>0 <center>9 <center>62.2 <center>23 <center>16 <center>27 <center>79
    48 Tommy Hanson <center>9 <center>3 <center>3.15 <center>15 <center>15 <center>0 <center>88.2 <center>32 <center>31 <center>32 <center>73
    15 Tim Hudson <center>1 <center>0 <center>3.38 <center>1 <center>1 <center>0 <center>5.1 <center>2 <center>2 <center>3 <center>5
    49 Jair Jurrjens <center>10 <center>9 <center>2.89 <center>28 <center>28 <center>0 <center>171.0 <center>63 <center>55 <center>61 <center>122
    11 Kenshin Kawakami <center>7 <center>10 <center>3.97 <center>25 <center>25 <center>0 <center>142.2 <center>69 <center>63 <center>53 <center>98
    36 Boone Logan <center>1 <center>0 <center>5.17 <center>17 <center>0 <center>0 <center>15.2 <center>11 <center>9 <center>7 <center>8
    32 Derek Lowe <center>13 <center>8 <center>4.38 <center>28 <center>28 <center>0 <center>164.1 <center>86 <center>80 <center>50 <center>87
    54 Kris Medlen <center>3 <center>4 <center>4.13 <center>28 <center>4 <center>0 <center>56.2 <center>26 <center>26 <center>27 <center>65
    58 Peter Moylan <center>6 <center>2 <center>3.10 <center>74 <center>0 <center>0 <center>58.0 <center>25 <center>20 <center>26 <center>47
    34 Eric O'Flaherty <center>1 <center>1 <center>3.40 <center>65 <center>0 <center>0 <center>45.0 <center>19 <center>17 <center>16 <center>32
    40 James Parr # <center>0 <center>0 <center>5.79 <center>8 <center>0 <center>0 <center>14.0 <center>9 <center>9 <center>5 <center>12
    37 Jo-Jo Reyes # <center>0 <center>2 <center>7.00 <center>6 <center>5 <center>0 <center>27.0 <center>25 <center>21 <center>13 <center>21
    39 Rafael Soriano <center>1 <center>4 <center>2.51 <center>61 <center>0 <center>21 <center>61.0 <center>17 <center>17 <center>21 <center>84
    50 Luis Valdez <center>0 <center>1 <center>5.40 <center>2 <center>0 <center>0 <center>1.2 <center>1 <center>1 <center>1 <center>0
    33 Javier Vázquez <center>11 <center>9 <center>3.02 <center>26 <center>26 <center>0 <center>176.0 <center>62 <center>59 <center>35 <center>192
    <center>Totals <center>70 <center>62 <center>3.67 <center>538 <center>132 <center>30 <center>1183.0 <center>531 <center>482 <center>432 <center>993

    As of September 1, 2009

    † = No longer with team

    # = Not on Active roster

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    References

    1. ^ Atlanta adds Vazquez to new-look staff
    2. ^ a b "Braves acquire McLouth from Pirates". Archived from the original on August 15, 2009. Retrieved August 13, 2009. 
    3. ^ a b c "Braves deal Francoeur for Church". Archived from the original on August 15, 2009. Retrieved August 13, 2009. 
    4. ^ a b c Braves reacquire LaRoche from Sox
    5. ^ "Braves release right-hander Bennett". Archived from the original on August 15, 2009. Retrieved August 13, 2009. 
    6. ^ "Cards get Boyer from Braves for Barton". Archived from the original on August 15, 2009. Retrieved August 13, 2009. 

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