Ex-Braves: Gone but not forgotten

Kelly Johnson, OF/INF

New York Mets

Since he was traded July 24, he’d appeared in eight games for the Mets as of Friday. He was hitting .200 (5-for-25) with a home run and two RBIs and went hitless in five of the eight games. He started four games at second base, one at first base, one in right field and one in left field.

Juan Uribe, INF

New York Mets

He’d appeared in nine Mets games with six starts since getting traded with Johnson on July 24. He was hitting .222 (6-for-27) with two home runs and five RBIs as a Met entering play Friday. He hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning of New York’s 8-6 win against the Marlins on Aug. 5.

Jim Johnson, P

Los Angeles Dodgers

He was traded to the Dodgers with Luis Avilan and Alex Wood on July 30. As of Friday, he’d struggled big-time in Dodger blue, allowing two home runs and three runs in two innings. He blew a save in his first outing Aug. 2 and recorded a hold despite giving up two runs Aug. 5.

Alex Wood, P

Los Angeles Dodgers

He’d started one game for Los Angeles as of Friday, allowing four runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings while striking out eight. He left the game with the bases loaded in the seventh inning. Reliever Joel Peralta gave up a grand slam, with all four runs credited to Wood.

Luis Avilan, P

Los Angeles Dodgers

He’d appeared in one game for the Dodgers as of Friday, allowing one run on a hit and a walk in one inning Aug. 4. Entering play Friday, Avilan, Wood and Johnson had a combined 7.72 ERA since their trade to the Dodgers.

Jason Heyward, OF

St. Louis Cardinals

He was hitting .263 (5-for-19) in August entering play Friday. He hadn’t hit a home run since June 24, spanning 153 plate appearances. As of Friday he had nine home runs. He averaged nearly 17 in five seasons as a Brave.

Melvin Upton Jr., OF

San Diego Padres

As of Friday he was hitting .417 (5-for-12) with a home run, a double and two RBIs through four games played in August. He was hitting .152 on July 5, but in 19 games since then he’d hit .320 (16-for-50) and raised his average to .240. The Padres were 10-9 in those games.

Craig Kimbrel, OF

San Diego Padres

He saw a streak of 21 consecutive saves snap July 31 when he gave up a solo home run to Miami’s Derek Dietrich in the bottom of the ninth. As of Friday he had 31 saves, which was tied for second in the majors. He led the majors with his 11 saves in July and he had a 1.46 ERA that month.

Gregor Blanco, OF

San Francisco Giants

He went 4-for-13 (.308) with five runs scored in the Giants’ recent three-game series at Turner Field. He’s now hitting .350 (21-for-60) with two home runs and 15 RBIs in 23 games against the Braves. That’s his fifth-highest batting average against any big-league team.

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