Stat of the day: .207 and 21 runs over 11 gms

.207 and 1.9 – Atlanta’s  batting avg. and scoring avg. in past 11 games.

The Braves have not totaled more than four runs or more than nine hits in any game during that 2-9 stretch, and went without a home run in 10 of 11 games.

Colorado’s Ubaldo’s Jimenez threw a no-hitter against them in a 4-0 win April 17 to start the miserable stretch, and they’ve been shut out three more times since.

After rebounding from the Jimenez no-no to post consecutive 4-3 wins against the Rockies and Phillies, the Braves started a losing streak that was extended to eight games with Wednesday’s 6-0 loss in St. Louis.

During the streak, they’ve been outscored 34-13 and hit nary a home run.

93 comments Add your comment

Joe Johnson the Choke Artist

April 29th, 2010
1:18 am

Those stats make this classic Cox quote even more absurd: , “It’s hard to say we’re playing real good baseball, but we are.”

BLH

April 29th, 2010
1:23 am

I still blame Dan Kolb. Once he came over here and underperformed it became the fad.

Brandon

April 29th, 2010
1:31 am

Yeah, nothing about the way we’ve played this season says “real good baseball”. Not sure I understand where Bobby is coming from there. It actually kind of makes me mad that he is considering this streak, “real good baseball”.

BE POSITIVE

April 29th, 2010
1:38 am

We are on a streak which is more I can say for the last few years. If Booby said that this is really good baseball I am AFRAID the game has passed Bobby by what a SHAME…Yeah Right I Am glad he is losing badly then we wont have to go through the possibility he may stay with them…IF this is the best Frank Wren can do when putting together a team I believe going to Gwinnett would be a much better bargain for the buck or for that matter why not just bring up the entire Triple A team and send the major league squad to Gwinnett…..oh yeah KAWAKAMI…..SUXS

Type OH Negative

April 29th, 2010
1:52 am

“oh yeah KAWAKAMI…..SUXS”

What’s the function of the “S” in “SUXS”? The “X” already takes care of the “CKS” sound. As it stands, it’s like you have a bad lisp.

BUYAVOWEL

April 29th, 2010
2:08 am

Time to fire the entire management team.I mean who are we kidding here?The Braves have the worst starting lineup in all of baseball.This is a team that could lose 120 games;that’s how bad they really are.Go down the roster player by player and this is a Braves team equivalent from the late 70’s or early 80’s.They suck.Totally suck.And anyone not from Losersville can see it.The fans need to quit going to the games and also turn off the TV.This message of voting with are feet is the only way of showing the owners that they have to do SOMETHING NOW.

Billb

April 29th, 2010
4:55 am

I agree with BUYAVOWEL that the fans should show the owners that we would like major league players on our team. I think the Class A team could do better than these guys. And Terry Pendleton needs to go.

74years

April 29th, 2010
5:16 am

Wren needs to work out a deal to void Chippers present contract and give him a contract to be the hitting coach for the next 5 years at 5MM per year

Walker, Texas Ranger

April 29th, 2010
5:25 am

Stat of the day, Kelly Johnson hits 8th homerun. FIRE PENDLETON

rickman

April 29th, 2010
5:51 am

20 years ago braves were a last place team with very good young talent. Maybe next year we can repeat the last to first.

GovClintonTyree

April 29th, 2010
6:11 am

I understand that you have to be patient in baseball, that it’s a marathon, not a sprint…but this team is hard to watch.

Hard to love, hard to watch.

Chris

April 29th, 2010
6:11 am

These guys are just pathetic. You’d the ‘90 Braves were back. Why anyone would pay hard earned money to see this pack of losers is beyond me. Just think of all the former home grown Braves floating around the majors that could be filling in for Cabrerra, Glaus, Diaz, Chipper, and McLouth. i.e.-Saltalamacia, Francour, Andres, Dye, Millwood, Johnson, LaRouche among others. I can see that I’ll be going to Rome ALOT more this year.

jeff

April 29th, 2010
6:26 am

i’ve been a Braves fan for a very long time. The most frustrating thing in that a know for a fact they will not do anything to fix the problem. Pendleton is a good gy, btu really, is he getting teh job done, No. He needs to go, but won’t. Bobby is too dang loyal to these guys. That’s Bobby’s only problem. He’s stuck in his ways and never changes. We are going to be stuck with these guys that can’t hit worth a crap all year and probably for the foreseeable future. It’s not like they are going to break the bank to get better, we’ve seen that. Let’s trade our best performing pitcure for an average OF (Cabrera). How did that turn out? Let our first baseman go (LaRoche) and pick up a guy from the trash heap no one else wanted, how’s that turning out? Wren has made mistake after mistake after mistake. If I made this many mistake in my job, i’d be fired. But the owners don’t care. I’m completely baffled as to way they even own the team in the first place. Why couldn’t we get a owner that cares. That’s the only thing I can say for the Falcons. I truely believe Mr. Blank loves the Falcons and would do anything he could to win. That’s not true about the owners of the Braves or Hawks (lose to teh Bucks at home…. WTH(eck)). I live in IL and I’m going to th St. Louis Game today. I almost don’t want to, but I already bought the tickets so I’m stuck watching them get killed again. This is just a real sad time to be a Braves fan….

Sloan

April 29th, 2010
6:40 am

Braves = Pitiful

sons of rick matula

April 29th, 2010
6:41 am

One of the great frauds of the new media is the blog. Frank Wren doesn’t read the blogs. Bobby Cox doesn’t read the blogs. Hell, I’d be surprised if DOB checks in more than once or twice a day. It’s just a break room bitch fest. Save your energy and your bile. Save your money too – the only way to get attention is to stay away from the games. Which is already happening. A long and sorry season is unfolding at Turner Field. Whatever you think of Bobby, he deserves better in his getaway year. But his loyalty to players and staff will be his undoing.

JoJo

April 29th, 2010
6:49 am

Not only because they are losing, but I can tell you I for one won’t be going to any Braves games this year. I am sick and tired of the pi$$ poor management and even though he has done wonders for the organization for a long time, it is time for Bobby to go as well. Looking at the starting lineup last night made me sick-.197, .212, .183, .238…….Make some changes and do something different. Been shutout 3 times in the last 8 games and for the most part we still have the same lineup night after night. Get rid of Glaus, that experiment isn’t working out. He is pretty much an automatic out. Definitely get a new hitting coach. Pendleton was a lifetime .270 hitter. .270. Really? Bob Horner had a better lifetime average than that. Come on. We need to make some changes NOW and try to salvage this season but we cannot do it with the personnell that we have right now

Jesse Stone

April 29th, 2010
6:51 am

When this offense was constructed, did anyone think we would be “a force to be reckoned with”? I surmised we would lose a lot of games like last year. 3-1, 4-2, 2-0. You can’t win if you can’t score. Where did Wren think he was improving this team? What manager COULD win with this lineup? We are handicapped by bad contracts and below average talent at many positions.

Deep into my Cap

April 29th, 2010
6:56 am

Kawakami is the Toyota of pitching imports.

Bartt Sturgeon

April 29th, 2010
7:10 am

I have been a brave fan since the days of Hank Aaron. I am afraid that until the current corporation sells to a individual owner the Braves are going to continue to be bad. It reminds me of the Tribune Co. owning the Cubs, bottom line is all that matters. Please Ted buy em back!

GT71

April 29th, 2010
7:12 am

Who in this lineup scares an opposing pitcher? Prado? Anyone can be ‘hot’ for a week. Who do they have to pitch around? Chipper? Not in the last 3 years. [Aside - why do very good athletes always hang on 1 or 2 years too long?] A rookie who hasn’t ever seen major league pitching? No way. The rest of the lineup? Are you kidding? They’re really shaking in their cleats about guys named McClouth, Glaus, Diaz and that fit-of-pique named Escobar. McCann can and will hit, so there’s one ‘name’, but check his stats – average…or below.
Braves pitchers have it worse. They have to pitch around 2-4 players every night…and then worry that if they aren’t PERFECT, they lose.
Worst team in baseball right now. Clean house. Keep Hansen, Jair, Hudson, perhaps Prado and McCann and just bring up Gwinnett for everyone else.
Used to be when players couldn’t make it with the Braves, they were out of baseball – we were the ‘last stop’. Then came the 90s and guys left us to star with other teams. Now, we’re back to the past.
As Furman would say, selah.

STRETCH

April 29th, 2010
7:19 am

Well, the blame can be spreaded around. Fisrt off, they are handicapped by liberty media! And F Wren is a real bad judge of personnel when it comes to offense. Add that to Bobby Cox’s bubblings and fumblings and there you go…FAILURE.

Bobby Cox is what i thought he was!

Gary O

April 29th, 2010
7:37 am

The Braves have never had a worse start under manager Bobby Cox, who said Wednesday afternoon, “It’s hard to say we’re playing real good baseball, but we are.”

What game is Bobby Cox watching? In our case, the numbers dont lie.

Big Green Tribe

April 29th, 2010
7:41 am

Hitting is doomed with the way team is currently consituted, This team may actually lead NL in fewest home runs…other than a healthy Chipper (and right now, brittle as he appears, he couldn’t hit a grapefruit) and Heywood (a rookie feeling the pressure of being the team’s only true HR threat) there are no HRs. And Glaus…possibly most of this comment board could throw the ball by him…he is slow, a detriment defensively, and way past his prime. Pitching? Lowe was a mistake before the seaon started and Kurakami was a siogning of the worst of all the Japanese hurlers.
As I said, this team is doomed.

Not only doomed, but boring.

tony oliva

April 29th, 2010
7:42 am

Amazing that Kelly Johnson now at Az has 8 hrs without Pendleton to help him.

Bill in VA

April 29th, 2010
7:44 am

Mets longest win streak in mlb, Braves longest loss streak in mlb. Mets have played 10 more games at home than on road. braves will have played 4 more on road than at home. Nats a few more at home, too, but those Phillies….9m more on the road and they are 4 up on the Bs. Maybe the home stand will be a kicking off point, mentally, to taking care of business. Just looking for a light at the end of the tunnel.

Piedmont Blues

April 29th, 2010
7:45 am

You have to wonder if Bobby’s final year in the dugout will be a short one. The pitching should be way too strong and deep for the club to lose 90+ games, but if the guys don’t start hitting, it will.

If the Braves are something like 12-15 games below .500 at Memorial Day, changes may have to be made. Can’t see them becoming sellers, and as they say, it’s a lot easier to replace a couple of guys who don’t play than 15 or 20 who do.

west

April 29th, 2010
7:58 am

This team is not a major league team. It would do better to acknowledge its budget issues by playing with young players. Other than playing out the string, what does Chipper do for this team? Glaus? Are you serious? And 2/3 of your starting outfield is Cabrera and McLouth? Are you high?

While I despise the Yankees, I respect their absolute obsession with competing and winning. I think the mediocre approach is what grates my nerves the worst. Bring your best to the table, Frank Wren. While I don’t personally know Wren’s approach, I know getting his results would get me canned.

farmerjoe

April 29th, 2010
8:11 am

you guys and gals should save your breath as JS and company aren’t going to make any changes especially with BC regardless how far down they go and in process take the team with them

mike

April 29th, 2010
8:13 am

I’ll return to the Ted when something, ANYTHING, changes. Whether it’s Wren being fired, TP being fired; perhaps a new first baseman or centerfielder…..ANYTHING. I hope the team does something quick before the season is totally fudged.

Kelly Leake

April 29th, 2010
8:17 am

Why even broach the subject of BC getting fired? That’s a waste of time.

mike

April 29th, 2010
8:18 am

I got it! Let’s promote Bobby to a newly created position of “SUPER MANAGER”. Then, we’ll hire a regular manager to really run things. This way, we won’t actually have to fire Bobby, or wait for him retire. He’ll just be the ceremonial head. Like the Pope. Or the King of England. He’s obviously untouchable; now he can be super manager for life!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

April 29th, 2010
8:24 am

i’ve seen down syndrome t-ball games more exciting than these pathetic braves. and they hit better too!!!

Walker, Texas Ranger

April 29th, 2010
8:25 am

Kelly Johnson 8 HR’s 2010
Kelly Johnson 8 Hr’s 2009

Fire Pendleton

Jimmie Carroll

April 29th, 2010
8:26 am

Kelly Johnson And Jeff Francour has more HOME RUNS than the whole Braves team !
They got away from Terry , Time for him to go before he ruins Heyward and the rest of the team.

Kelly Leake

April 29th, 2010
8:28 am

Noisewater- Take that someplace else.

Angus

April 29th, 2010
8:28 am

Amongst the litany of problems, Chipper and McCann’s struggles seem to be the most insurmountable.

Only time will tell if Chipper is truly “done”. And you have to believe McCann will pick it up – both offensively and defensively.

But, in all scenarios of us winning this year, none have both Chipper and McCann hitting .250 with no power.

Brava

April 29th, 2010
8:30 am

Bobby is not the problem. These players are under-performing and, in a perfect world, should be fined for their apathy, ineptitude and stupidity on the field. I guarantee you’d see a different team if that could happen.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

April 29th, 2010
8:30 am

my bad kelly leake- but something or someone has to get the point across. sick and tired of watching this team who plays with no passion or fire.

PMC

April 29th, 2010
8:31 am

For the love of all that is good and holy…. tell GLAUS to hang em up. He’s embarassing himself. Obviously he can’t do it without the roids.

This idea that he’s “hitting it on the button” he absolutely is. He hit two balls square up on the nose the last two games…. they both went to the WARNING TRACK. We have a clean up hitter with WARNING TRACK POWER. It’s not a matter of him getting better as the year goes on. THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS. They didn’t get Dye because he was too expensive. They didn’t get Damon because he was too expensive.

This team is a freaking joke. The ownership is a joke.

Oh it’s early. Yeah it was early the last 5 years. There are 4 positions and possibly more that need to be replaced.

Chipper can’t play 3rd. Age has caught up with him. He can hit. He can’t field. Go DH buddy. Vaya con dios and thanks for all the effort.

Glauss has to go now. Center should just be Schaffer already or whoever they have that isn’t hurt. McClouth is a one year wonder that is painful to watch.

Melky has added NOTHING. It’s time to just put Infante out there with Diaz.

No amount of practice is going to help these guys, it’s lipstick on a pig. This is a bad baseball team and it’s not getting better.

Kawakami might as well just go back to Japan.

Let's Go Bravos!

April 29th, 2010
8:31 am

I thought the Braves were going to try and send Bobby Cox out with a championship. It looks like they are going to send him off with his worst record ever!

PMC

April 29th, 2010
8:31 am

Troy “Warning Track Power” Glauss….

Kelly Leake

April 29th, 2010
8:33 am

Noisewater- I agree it’s hard to watch and getting predictable. At least nobody is running away with the East. Does anyone think the Mets will be in First Place in June?

Let's Go Bravos!

April 29th, 2010
8:34 am

I’m seriously going to cancel my Sports package at the end of May if they are like 12 games back in the division, or 15 games under .500.

Kelly Leake

April 29th, 2010
8:37 am

Let’s Go Bravos- As terrible as they are playing, they are STILL my team. I don’t watch them because I think they’re going to win. I watch them because I’m loyal to my team.

Oldbravesbag

April 29th, 2010
8:39 am

Howard Johnson is a very good hitting coach….he makes it simple. I’ve seen him run a hitting lesson for high school kids and he is amazing. I knew he would help Jeff as much as anyone could help him.

As for Kelly…he just needed to go some place where he was appreciated….not blamed for a horrible season that supposedly hinged on one play in a complete train wreck of a game.

Brava

April 29th, 2010
8:44 am

I feel the same way, Kelly Leake. This losing streak will pass. I just hope it starts today.

BamaBrave

April 29th, 2010
9:28 am

How many times have we seen an organization fire the manager, or fire the hitting coach, pitching coach, etc. and BOOM…the team starts playing better. Look at the Rockies last year.

The person fired may or may not be the main problem, but it sends a message that underachievement will not be tolerated. If the Braves hope to salvage this year, SOMETHING needs to be done by this time next week.

I’m embarrassed for these players, which is maybe the worst thing you can say about a group of professionals.

sad brotha

April 29th, 2010
9:37 am

Give me Liberty (the absent owners) or Give me death! Thank you McGuirk for your horrible “leadership.”

Mr. Obvious

April 29th, 2010
9:39 am

You can’t wipe your BOTTOM…. of the National League East…… without T P.

Mr. Obvious

April 29th, 2010
9:44 am

RE: Braves 5th Starter

44-Year–Old John Smotlz > Kenshin Kawakami

Mr. Obvious

April 29th, 2010
9:45 am

Gray-Haired, Broken-Down Tom Glavine > Kenshin Kawakami

Srotie McBoogerballs

April 29th, 2010
10:05 am

Bring back the class of 91. We already have our fearless leader Pendleton at the wheel.

Srotie McBoogerballs

April 29th, 2010
10:08 am

I honestly don’t know how Braves fans can speak highly of Cox as a manager. Sure he got the Braves through 14 NL East division titles but so what? 1 WS to show for 14 years????????????

The Marlins have more WS titles in that time frame and they have only been around 17 years.

Srotie McBoogerballs

April 29th, 2010
10:09 am

Braves = Cubs

Welcome to Loserville, GA

Skrat

April 29th, 2010
10:14 am

To everybody that is saying to get rid of everybody and just bring up Gwinnett, did y’all not here about last night. They got no-noed as well. So it does not look like there is much of a promising future in the Braves organization

Mets

April 29th, 2010
10:15 am

Dan – Mets fan but not here to trash talk. I’m cuirous what kind of teammate Jeff Francouer was considered in Atlanta, because he’s getting a lot of credit right now for turning around Mets clubhouse.

j-man

April 29th, 2010
10:23 am

I said 3 days ago that this streak will hit 10 games and I got called a traitor for not being loyal……….. I just saw this coming. And I wish I was wrong but this team is GARBAGE!!!!! Glaus has as much talent as I do. Melky Cabrera is just pathetic. McClouth has lost what he had. Chipper has turned into ROGER DORN. And Lowe should go to the Bull-Pen. KK is too inconsistant. And all this suckatude has been influencing Jason Heyward. and Escobar has regressed. But other than that we can make a run and be just like the 27 Yankees…………. and by that I mean be a bunch of dead rotting corpses.

Optimus the Optometrist

April 29th, 2010
10:28 am

Nate McLouth switched to contact lenses during this past off-season in order to “see the ball” better.

How’s that working out for him?

BigHunt37

April 29th, 2010
10:40 am

Give bobby early retirement…..fire him to

dawgs01

April 29th, 2010
10:47 am

we have 4 or 5 guys in our lineup that are automatic outs that is not including the pitcher. You could be throwing a beach ball up there and we could not hit it. We cant catch pop flys or run the bases. Half our team plays like it has been hanging out with cheech and chong. escobar always looks like he is lost sort of like how did i get here and what is this glove on my hand.

Austin Powers

April 29th, 2010
10:50 am

And to think Ted Turner is giving $1B to the insane asylum know as the United Nations, in one year increments of $100M. Think what the Braves could do with that $$. . .

Mets, Chipper said last season after Frenchy left, the Braves were better without the “hole in the lineup.” This spring, he insinuated that Frenchy was a clubhouse distraction last season.
. .

Dawg '88

April 29th, 2010
10:54 am

Now I have heard it all from Bobby Cox…“It’s hard to say we’re playing real good baseball, but we are.” That has to make the all-time ridiculous quotes Hall of Fame.

Good Baseball Definition: First, on offense: Leadoff men get on base (nope)…good baserunning (nope)….good avg with RISP(nope)…few Ks(nope)…clutch hits with 2 outs(nope)…extra base hits (nope).

Second, on Defense: consistent good starting pitching (sometimes…oops thats not consistent…so nope)…good fielding (nope)…diving catches (nope)…knowing the rules like Infield Fly Rule (uh…nope)…catching runners attempting to steal (uh…Molina has a SB vs the Braves…geez…nope).

Where has there been any good play Bobby…where? He has lost it and noone is buying it this time in any fashion. Time to turn it around or maybe retire early because right now we’re all watching a train wreck season unfolding and Bobby knows it!

Dave…I even have to say that those terrible 70s and 80s teams couldn’t have played much worse. How do you compare them? Sure looks like many of them have resurfaced with new names on the jerseys.

This team needs help…NOW!

dawgs01

April 29th, 2010
10:56 am

Chipper is Roger Dorn. I love it whoever said that. He cant hustle he might pull something acts like he has been pulling more than muscles.

ShortBravesFan

April 29th, 2010
10:59 am

Dr.Kenneth, that comment was hilarious and made my day!

I still love my BRAVES though!!!!

dawgs01

April 29th, 2010
11:01 am

how about the other night when chipper dove to catch that ball at third then got up off the ground like new born calf. If he breaks a sweat during the game he has to shower then there is no way he can make Hooters by closing.

DawgDad

April 29th, 2010
11:03 am

Wren’s additions, Cabrera and Glaus, are not working out. In the good-old days when the Braves needed a missing piece Ted opened the checkbook and we picked up top talent like Maddux, McGriff, Galarraga, Sheffield, and others. This year, faced with similar choices, the team went cheap. We got Cabrera instead of Bay or Holliday, Glaus instead of LaRoche, and a quality asset like Vasquez was completely wasted. Chipper is clearly beyond ability to carry the team (wasn’t this obvious last year?), and McCann is a catcher (very risky to rely on a catcher as a cornerstone piece of your offense). The Braves are simply playing to their level. They may lose 100+, they may wind up better than that, but this is not a team that is going to contend for the playoffs as currently constituted.

Compare the Cardinals or Phillies or Dodgers or Marlins lineup to the Braves. No comparision; Braves aren’t in the same class.

The Braves are a team without offensive identity, and that is traceable directly to the GM. They have no power and no speed to speak of (McLouth isn’t getting on base), they are horrible at small ball and fundamentals, and now they aren’t hitting at all. That’s a prescription for a very bad year, and ultimately a new GM. You have to admit Wren has done a decent job with the pitching staff, but he needs to be held accountable for the disaster in the outfield and at first base. Why didn’t they try moving Kelly Johnson back to left field? Well, because Garrett Anderson was blocking the way last year. Very poor management decision to avoid offending a fading veteran who was going to be dumped anyway.

I’d give this lineup another month. If they are still having these problems at the end of May the team needs to be blown up in a rebuilding cause, Marlins style.

carlchamblee

April 29th, 2010
11:10 am

“(Chipper) got up off the ground like new born calf”

LOL hahahahaha LOL Man I gotta say losing makes these blogs a lot funnier. That’s a good one!

Jeff Treadway

April 29th, 2010
11:12 am

Gwinnett got No HIT last night — LOL — looks like we got some guys waiting in the wings that can “RAKE” !!! LOL !

Andre

April 29th, 2010
11:16 am

They be earning that money huh?

Jeff Treadway

April 29th, 2010
11:18 am

Kelly Johnson’s last 7 days – 5 HRs and 9 RBIs –
How many HRs and RBIs does the ENTIRE Braves team have in the last 7 days? LMAO !

jay dubu

April 29th, 2010
11:23 am

13 runs in 8 games, with 3 shutouts?!?! Unless your pitching is tossing BB’s, and the opposition is totally inept, you’re not going to win many games like that.

Last Place

April 29th, 2010
11:26 am

Even the Nats are above .500! Lay down a bunt, steal, hit and run, manufacture runs, DO SOMETHING! Teams that have great pitching and little run support find a way to win…ask Huddy how they used to do it when he was in Oakland.

Somebody sign Carl Crawford already!

Jeff Treadway

April 29th, 2010
11:26 am

They are playing really good baseball tho !! LOL

BLH

April 29th, 2010
11:56 am

Yeah, they’re playing pathetically right now, but I don’t see why so many fans have to be behaving similarly. A lot of people are saying that our lineup is made up of AAA players, but I’d have to ask if any of y’all know a thing about baseball. Look up these guys’ stats from previous years and then come back to me. Someone said Chipper hasn’t been a threat in three years, but wait a second, who won the batting title only two seasons ago? Sure, we’re playing like a AAA team, but I’m tired of all this hindsight bias BS. We have a team that can turn this around, but all you guys want to do is bitch and moan about how awful our players are. Chipper Jones is a Braves legend. I’ll give you that he’s lost a step, but the people trashing him, calling him useless or crap, are not true Braves fans.
Furthermore, I wouldn’t mind if we got rid of Terry Pendleton. I brought this up when Andruw Jones was struggling, but it seemed everyone reserved their hate for Andruw and none for TP. I thought the blame should’ve been split.

Jeff Treadway

April 29th, 2010
12:01 pm

I havent heard any reports of extra BP or these guys reporting to the cages early?? DOB – any extra hitting going on?

Dawg '88

April 29th, 2010
12:20 pm

uh…Jeff Treadway…Dave said earlier that the team had voluntary BP yesterday and everyone showed up. So they haven’t quit and I don’t question their effort but they have imploded. The only thing about the fact all showed up even though it was voluntary….WHY WAS IT VOLUNTARY ANYWAY?

tristan

April 29th, 2010
12:22 pm

I keep tuning on to AJC just to see headlines indicating who will not have a job today on the Braves staff. I don’t care if it is Tommy Hanson to the minors. Just some sort of move that shows someone gives a Fluc. Doesn’t have to be a good one, I am used to that. Just something to show someone acknowledges the problems.

Jeff Treadway

April 29th, 2010
12:26 pm

uh…thanks Dawg ‘88 – i missed that—my bad
I agree – WTF was it voluntary?

Jason

April 29th, 2010
12:36 pm

The Braves have been facing great starting pitching over these past 7 games. The Mets and Cards both have very low ERAs. They need to get back to ATL and face some 4th or 5th starters before they can break the losing streak. Right now they have been underdogs every game based on Vegas lines. Once they get a win under their belts, then they might be able to scrap out a win over a #1 or #2 starter. What are the odds of winning against Wainwright today? 10-1? There’s still a chance I guess!

ArtyDodger

April 29th, 2010
1:00 pm

It’s time to cut to the chase….Glaus is a bust, Escobar is a head case, Melky is eating his way out of baseball, McLouth needs to see a eye doctor and Slipper…I mean Chipper needs to hang up and go back home. But the man Schuerholz brought in as GM is a complete flop, it’s time to give Wren the bird and send him home along with most of the team.

tristan

April 29th, 2010
1:03 pm

Jason, do the Braves not have any quality starters? Are they never supposed to beat other quality starters? Did CC beat the Phillies quality starters in the World Series? Did Lincecum and Halliday go down this week? It isn’t supposed to matter what starter that you have to face. The Braves lost to a rookie last night. Does that mean he is a number one starter? The Braves didn’t face Santana in New York, isn’t he their number one? The Braves were in first place eight games ago and facing the Mets team in last place. The Vegas odds had the Braves as dawgs all three games? The reason that the Mets and Cards have very low ERAs is because they faced the Braves in their first 20 games. That will get anyone’s ERA down. There are agents out there right now trying to negotiate new contracts for their pitchers and they are begging GMs to go to the games against the Braves because their clients will look better. I type silly posts to be silly. You just typed a post that I think that you actually believe. That is scary.

Cracker Jacket

April 29th, 2010
1:04 pm

Can’t win with bargain basement players! Empty seats will rule!!!

Larry M

April 29th, 2010
1:28 pm

Good news folks, good news. Pujols isn’t playing today – and neither is Chipper. The Braves’ two biggest obstacles to breaking this streak are out for this game!

Don't-win-it-4Bobby-but-4the-FANS

April 29th, 2010
1:38 pm

Larry M — Wainwright is our major obstacle today.

Tyrone

April 29th, 2010
1:47 pm

I blame that cracker Frank Wren. We needs more colored folks on this team. Like my boy Jason Heywards. I hear he likes the white women in Atlanta toos.

nique

April 29th, 2010
2:03 pm

Brava – aren’t the problems you’ve listed exactly why Cox is to blame? Isn’t it the manager’s job to get the most out of his players?

How many errors have we committed during this streak? It seems like they’ve played horrible all the way around. Would be interesting to see how many unearned runs have been scored.

JTH

April 29th, 2010
2:04 pm

Just turned on the game. What happened to JJ?

LostCause

April 29th, 2010
2:20 pm

How about a new stat, during this losing streak how many times have the Braves struck out looking with runners on base? I have seen some unfortunate very hard hit balls for outs, but I have already seen at least twice in the first two innings today with runners on the braves go down looking. Can’t hit it if they don’t swing.

Let's Go Bravos!

April 29th, 2010
3:43 pm

“Kelley Leake”…. The Braves are my team too, but I expect them to play well and win the majority of the time. I don’t want to watch them play like a bunch of little leaguers. I’ll just watch a tv show or go do some yardwork. I don’t watch any other baseball but the Braves, and I’d rather not be pissed off everyday this summer because of them!

dawgs01

April 29th, 2010
3:57 pm

i agree (lets go bravos) i love coming in from the pool, lake, just got done fishing or whatever and sit in the AC with a cold beer and watch the Braves but not if they are going to make me throw the beer at the tv. the only good thing out of this losing streak is there are some funny ass postings and i know it is all out of frustration just like the ones i posted. Lets get it together braves at least act like you want to play baseball. I got tickets to the game sat and sun. at least i get to look at the beautiful women that attend the games i hope they still attend them.

ronaldh

April 29th, 2010
4:06 pm

Hey Angus, we’ve had plenty of time to tell that Chipper is done. You can stick a fork in him. McCann is just not a good defensive catcher. The things he does this year are the same things he has been doing. We just didn’t notice because, in the past, he was hitting. Now he isn’t hitting and that magnifies everything else.

dawgs01

April 29th, 2010
4:24 pm

stat of the day we blow

Anon21

April 29th, 2010
4:40 pm

This lineup is pretty lightweight, but those saying it’s bad enough to lose 120 games need to get their heads examined. It’s tough when everyone hits slumps simultaneously, but Escobar, Glaus, and McCann are playing far below their own levels; they just ARE going to get much, much better as the season goes on.

Even the best teams hit losing streaks. This is not the best team, but it’s a good team, and sooner or later, it will snap out of this ridiculous run.

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