ATL AM: Atlanta Sports News 5/8


May 4, 2013; Flowery Branch, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons cornerback Robert Alford (23) shown on the field at Falcons Rookie Camp. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Hey guys, we are trying something new this morning, and hopefully we can make it a mainstay here on the site. There is plenty of news around the Atlanta sports scene and all of us here at ATL All Day want to make sure you can get everything you need to get your fix. The idea is to give you all of the Atlanta sports news you need here, so you don’t have to wander around the internet. So welcome to our first edition of ATL AM, I hope you enjoy.

AJCCarroll Rodgers has quotes after the disappointing loss last night. Of course Craig Kimbrel is the guy everyone is going to be zoning in on:

"“Yeah I did until he hit a home run. All around it’s frustrating. It’s been frustrating the last few weeks. I just feel like I just can’t get it done, can’t finish it right now. It’s frustrating. I’ve blown three saves and I feel like those are three wins we should have under our belts. It’s just frustrating.”"

Talking Chop–SCrebel10 has similar opinions to the Kimbrel “situation” as I do:

"Tonight was Kimbrel’s third blown save of the season, matching his total for all of last season. Also, he’s now allowed three home runs in 2013, after allowing just three in each 2011 and 2012. That’s not to say that Kimbrel is broken or anything, because he’s not. Fellow writer Dan Simpson has been tweeting out some good stuff on Kimbrel tonight that is worth reading."–Daniel Cox discusses the first and second round corners out of this year’s draft (Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford). They have been impressing people early and often:

"Both Trufant and Alford were on the field together, covering receivers out wide. They showed the speed, athleticism and coverage expected and got their hands on some passes during 11-on-11 drills. The competition may not be of the caliber that it will be once the rookies join their veteran teammates, but the competitive spirirt of both young players was evident. Trufant, the 2013 first-round pick, was particularly impressive, showing quickly why he was one of the top corners in the draft."–The Georgia Tech baseball team beat Ohio State last night 9-2, with an impressive pitching performance by Jonathan King:

"Georgia Tech got its offense in gear and rookie Jonathan King gave the Yellow Jackets his best career start as Tech pounded out 14 hits in a 9-2 win at Ohio State Tuesday night to open a two-game midweek series at Bill Davis Stadium.King fired a career high six shutout innings, allowed four hits with no walks and matched his career high of five strikeouts to lift the Jackets to their 30th win this season (30-18). The Buckeyes, who had come in as winners of nine of their last 10, fell to 32-15."