2009 Atlanta Braves season

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2009 Atlanta Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 86–76 (.531)
Divisional place 3rd
Other information
Owner(s) Liberty Media
General manager(s) Frank Wren
Manager(s) Bobby Cox
Local television
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[edit]

Notable Free Agent Acquisitions[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 93 69 0.574 45–36 48–33
Florida Marlins 87 75 0.537 6 43–38 44–37
Atlanta Braves 86 76 0.531 7 40–41 46–35
New York Mets 70 92 0.432 23 41–40 29–52
Washington Nationals 59 103 0.364 34 33–48 26–55


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2009 National League Records

Source: [1]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH 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[edit]

2009 Regular Season game log
  •   Braves Win
  •   Braves Loss
  •   Game Postponed

Roster[edit]

2009 Atlanta Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Mid-Season Trades[edit]

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

Player stats[edit]

Most games at position[edit]

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

Batting[edit]

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

As of August 30, 2009

  • * = Acquired Mid-Season
  • # = Not on Active roster
  • "()" = Stats with Braves

Pitching[edit]

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

As of September 1, 2009

  • † = No longer with team
  • # = Not on Active roster

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Gwinnett Braves International League Dave Brundage
AA Mississippi Braves Southern League Phillip Wellman
A Myrtle Beach Pelicans Carolina League Rocket Wheeler
A Rome Braves South Atlantic League Randy Ingle
Rookie Danville Braves Appalachian League Paul Runge
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Luis Ortiz

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Danville

References[edit]

  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. 

External links[edit]

(Archived 2009-06-20)