Chipper Jones opted to rest on Saturday because he wanted to be in the lineup when McCann gets his chance to rest during Sunday afternoon's series finale against the Orioles. Jones experienced some swelling around his surgically-repaired left knee on Wednesday. However, he did not seem to think it would prevent him from playing third base and getting some at-bats as a designated hitter as the Braves play the Yankees and Red Sox next week.
Tommy Hanson notched the 500th strikeout of his career during Friday night's win over the Orioles. Hanson has registered 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings during his career.