Stat of day: Glaus leads NL with 23 RBIs in May

23 – Troy Glaus’ National League-leading RBI total in May.

Atlanta’s first baseman has hit .320 (31-for-97) with four homers and 23 RBIs in 26 games in May.

This comes after Glaus hit .194 with two homers and nine RBIs in 23 games in April, when he was booed during several home games in his first month with the Braves. He missed most of the 2009 season with St. Louis while recovering from shoulder surgery, then signed with Atlanta as a free agent.

Glaus is 17-for-42 (.405) with 11 RBIs in 11 home games in May, after hitting .125 (4-for-32) with two RBIs in 10 home games in April.

The Braves have won nine of 11 home games in May, batting .312 while averaging 6.4 runs per game in those 11. They will go for a home-series sweep of the Pirates on Sunday in their last game of what’s been a turnaround month for the Braves.

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Largo

May 30th, 2010
12:03 am

I was one of the many who bad mouthed Glaus in April. He has sure changed my mind in May. He more than earned his pay this month.

Chris from the Rock

May 30th, 2010
12:03 am

Break out the brooms!

Stumpknocker

May 30th, 2010
12:07 am

If we had Kelly Johnson instead of Milk Dudds, we’d be on cruise-control right now.

JohnSmith

May 30th, 2010
1:14 am

Just when I was starting to believe the Glaus-haters, the man comes through in the very merry month of May. Guess he just needed to knock the rust off in April, eh?

Joey M

May 30th, 2010
1:37 am

When Glaus hit that double down the line it just proved once again his shoulder is healthy and he is the bargain of the year. If Chipper and McCann were hitting too, Glaus would have had 40 RBI this month. He is hitting everything hard.

Ray Parker Jr.

May 30th, 2010
2:58 am

A lot of us gave up on him early in the season including Ray Parker.

John L

May 30th, 2010
3:03 am

I think Glaus should stay in the cleanup spot when McCann comes back. He’s hot at the moment and the Braves should ride it as long as possible. The lineup would be R-L-S-R-L-R to start which I think is the 2nd best possible order (next to Chip 2nd and Heyward 3rd).

BC

May 30th, 2010
3:30 am

Glaus has always hit.Look at his stats.Chipper ?

MitchC

May 30th, 2010
7:32 am

Dave, both Glaus and the Braves have been doing very well lately. Glaus needs to be a power source, especially with Chipper’s power outage.

Hopefully, we can beat the Pirates today, and then prepare for the Phillies. As you know, we haven’t played well against Philly yet this year, but hopefully will begin to do so in this upcoming series.

Grantdawg

May 30th, 2010
8:56 am

Ummmm….Braves do play Monday, right? Wouldn’t that be the last game of the “turnaround month”?

Del Crandal's Gold Gloves

May 30th, 2010
9:04 am

I liked what I saw of Glaus in 5 Spring Training games, even though most of his hits were hard hit ground balls up the middle. He was clearly working himself back into game shape, by getting his timing down and strengthing his shoulder (and getting used to a new position).

You had to figure he would struggle initially against MLB pitching in April. As much as I dislike Cox’s methods, he did a wise thing in sticking with Glaus as he rehabbed on the job in April. Love to see him continue and finish strongly–NL come back player of the year?

Joey

May 30th, 2010
9:16 am

The way Glaus and Melky both were vilified the first three weeks on here was hard to read. Think they were putting too much pressure on themselves with a new team.

Now, if Escobar, Nate and Mac just hit at their career numbers, and Chipper does anything, these Braves, as constituted, can contend.

fieldofdreams

May 30th, 2010
9:41 am

Keep rockin’ Troy Glaus. I wish we had offered you a longer deal. PS: Jesus is Lord. His tomb was empty, and He will one day rule over a new heaven and a new earth.

[...] also had two hits. Troy Glaus drove in RBI’s number 31 and 32 in the fifth inning giving him 23 for the month of May which leads the National League. The Braves Bullpen triumvirate of Peter Moylan, Takashi Saito, and Billy Wagner pitched three [...]

Mark Biles

May 30th, 2010
10:06 am

Why would expect Glaus not to hit since he always has everywhere he’s played? It was just a matter of getting his strength back and getting enough at bats to get his timing again.

Great job, Troy. I loved LaRoche, but we needed a right handed power bat and now we have one.

AdirondackDave

May 30th, 2010
11:07 am

Glaus is the best deal of the year… well, maybe Kelly Johnson out west. Here’s some really good news.. Braves miss Halladay in the upcoming Philly series.

AdirondackDave

May 30th, 2010
11:13 am

Escobar batting 5th, ouch.

AdirondackDave

May 30th, 2010
11:16 am

DOB — Do you know what the Braves win/loss record is this year and last with Ross starting?

Kenny J

May 30th, 2010
12:08 pm

Guys, Kelly Johnson is 19 for his last 95, a .200 average over the past month. He started hot but like Francoeur, isn’t holding his own any more.

zeebrula

May 30th, 2010
12:29 pm

Who is Milk Dudds? Is that supposed to be Melky? Kelly Johnson would be playing 2nd base, meaning Martin would not be an everyday player, and that would be insane. Prado is becoming my favorite player to watch, plays hard on every play, and seems like every game he gets at least 2 hits. I’ll take that over Kelly Johnson any day. Obviously KJ ain’t going to hit home runs like he has all season long.

Captain Lou Albano

May 30th, 2010
12:33 pm

Kelly Johnson is not consistant and what this team needs is consistant play. Francoeur just seemed to have a terrible attitude and a false sense of accomplishment. The fact is they would do nothing but hurt the chemistry of this team, and we should thank Wren for cutting the fat. Now if we just had a center fielder and short stop that can hit, things will be looking up.

Real UT

May 30th, 2010
12:34 pm

DOB, what do you think the chances are the Braves make a move before the deadline to acquire another OF bat, preferably one that can hit righties and lefties? Melky is really a 4th outfielder, and Hinske has been great, but McOut is really struggling. Schafer seems like a really big question mark. Everyone assumes he’s going to come up and be great, but IDK, which is why I’m asking you. Will they get another OF bat via trade? Wren said he doesn’t want to trade young pitchers, but if they really want to make a run in Bobby’s last year some holes might need to be filled.

Real UT

May 30th, 2010
12:37 pm

The Angels lost their best offensive player due to a walk-off celebration. That really sucks.

Real UT

May 30th, 2010
12:44 pm

So, did they call it a cart-off grand slam after he broke his leg?

jmart

May 30th, 2010
12:48 pm

Real UT … I hope this will put an end to the current type of walk off celebrations that now have caused severe consequences to a team. Inevitably someone was going to get hurt. I’m just glad it wasn’t a Braves player, as many late game heroics as they have had this year.

Real UT

May 30th, 2010
12:51 pm

jmart, yeah maybe they should go back to shaking hands and save celebrations for when they actually win something…

Real UT

May 30th, 2010
12:54 pm

Does anyone know of a site where you can customize a MLB jersey? I want a 22 jersey that says MANBEAST on it instead of Heyward.

CTrim

May 30th, 2010
1:07 pm

Prado, Heyward, Glaus, Hudson and the Bullpen have really kept this team in it so far. Medlen has done a good job in spot starts and I’ll even give some credit to Lowe – who has pitched good enough to win 7 (seriously?) games. His last 4 starts have been pretty darn good. Chipper, McLouth, and Escobar’s struggles have been well documented, but Hanson and McCann haven’t had the season we thought they would either. Thank goodness it’s a long season – Hopefully the players we thought would be carrying this team can turn it around soon because the Phillies could be one no hitter away from getting on another roll..uh oh

batbraves

May 30th, 2010
5:21 pm

Prado: this week, (5 multi-hits games):
3 for 5 Tus.
3 for 6 Thu.
3 for 5 Fri.
2 for 4 Sat.
2 for 4 Sun.

Player of week NL; the winner isssssss: Roy Halliday. Sorry! Marteeeeeeen.

Alaska Braves Fan

May 30th, 2010
6:31 pm

There is a quality to some players that suggests that, even if they’re slumping, they’re going to be OK. That describes Glaus perfectly. He’s a player. Frank Wren did well in signing him, and I hope Glaus will be around for a while.

Nate McClouth is the other side of the coin. I don’t know what has happened to him. His production is far below that of previous years, and I see no likelihood that he’ll improve much. My guess is that his eyes are the problem, but who knows for sure? He’s a very nice man and a good man, but the Braves would be better served to have Hinske in left and Cabrera in center. (Cabrera is another you just knew would begin to hit!)

I have had these thoughts about Glaus and McClouth – and Cabrera too – since spring training, and made a point of saying so in my posts here. So far, I’m feeling pretty good about my predictive powers.

ABF

hal

May 30th, 2010
7:08 pm

funny how now everyone knew all along that glaus would hit but every other post in april called frank a fool for sighning hin to whit anyone can see he cant hit the high fastball anymore …you know who posted that lol

Brad

May 31st, 2010
11:09 am

Is anybody eating crow now?

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