Stat of the day – Glaus’ month of May

Troy Glaus drove in 28 runs in 28 games in May and finished it off with a three-run homer in the seventh inning Monday against the Phillies. Glaus hit .330 (34-for-103) with three doubles and six home runs in May. This is after he hit .194 (14-for-72) with one double and nine RBIs in 23 games in April. He now trails Jason Heyward (10) for the Braves’ home run lead by two.

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pat

May 31st, 2010
7:22 pm

Who knew? I’m happy to eat crow after the start of the season…

Jon

May 31st, 2010
8:55 pm

many times, a player’s season numbers will reflect his career. In Glaus’ case, I knew that he’d never be as bad as he’s started. As for Nate McStrikeOut, I’m really unsure.

JImDog

May 31st, 2010
10:46 pm

I for one am very pleased and surprised at Glaus’ production in May. Let’s see if he can keep it up some August and September. As for McClouth, don’t we have any promising centerfielders in the minors? I think its time we start grooming a replacement.

CajunStorm

June 1st, 2010
1:07 am

BLOGS ARE ON RECORD FOR A LIL WHILE ANYWAY AND I CAN STAND HERE WITH MY CHEST OUT AND HEAD HIGH BECAUSE FROM THE DAY GLAUS WAS SIGNED I HAVE BEEN SINGING THE PRAISES OF FW. EVEN WHEN HE STRUGGLED I DEFENDED GLAUS AND FW TO THE END AND STATED THAT “THE MAN MISSED MOST OF TWO SEASONS!!!” When healthy Glaus has always been good.

Now…what FW and the Braves organization need to do is start putting Fredie Freeman in LF some and start preparing to extend glaus for 2 years @ 3-5 Mill per season. I’ve stated it before and will keep Jedi Mind Tricking this thought into FW’s head. We could use Freddie’s bat ALONG with Glaus’ for the next 2 years. Don’t give me any crap about Fredie is a st baseman either because our LF’s are below average in defense and we get by and freddie is an above average bat. Hell…mr. Albert Pujols AND Miguel Cabrera were/are 1st baseman but theytoo started in LF to get their bats in earlier. Just sayin…

Biff Toetherubber

June 1st, 2010
1:08 am

gotta say it – i have no crow to eat. i told all the glaus haters to give him time, stop booing him, he’d come around. didn’t expect 28 RBI a month, but still… glad to the man raking.

CaptainMudderland

June 1st, 2010
1:46 am

Glaus obviously not washed up….I eat some crow there and am really glad this issue was not glossed (pun intended) over. The boy got a few fastballs to hit and hit them he did! The Nate issue needs to be assessed soon and he should get a breather if he continues to uppercut and poop out. Can we get a little remedial (hitting) instruction here? Is defensive prowess enough to warrant keeping a class A ball hitter in the lineup…change something Nate–it is getting old! Carry on Mr. Glaus and, of course, my Heyward son!

GalacticUnderworld

June 1st, 2010
2:21 am

9 Accelerating underworlds and one McClouth…spiraling out of control…research team not processing damage….Nate calm down.

richnieh

June 1st, 2010
2:50 am

The difference between Glaus and McLouth is that Glaus can hit to all field, McLouth is pulling everything. McLouth is still reasonably young, he should develope hitting to opposite side. Otherwise, he is just too predictable and pitchers are doing the same thing to him every AB. That is just pathetic.

Eric

June 1st, 2010
8:16 am

Nate needs to stop trying to upper cut everything. He’s not a dominate pull hitter, yet he’s swinging like he’s one. There is no reason why he shouldn’t be putting balls all over the field with his speed.

He takes the pretty pitches on the outer half because he can’t pull em, yet swings and misses at the crap ones inside near his hands. Trying to pull it.

Need a new hitting coach.

Bob Horner's Blonde Mullet

June 1st, 2010
9:01 am

Eric – let’s not blame McClouth’s struggles on TP.. blame Nate’s lack of talent. He basically had one good year, got a contract, and is showing that he cannot hit. Yes, he plays a great center field, but like you said.. he’s a little guy with no power trying to pull everything.

Ghostrider

June 1st, 2010
2:11 pm

Well I’ll eat some crow…..I didn’t think the Braves would do as well as they are doing, although I’am a Braves Fan, have been since 1982…I was very concerned about Glaus, I’m glad he proved me wrong. Keep it up Troy and go Braves.

Joey M

June 1st, 2010
2:44 pm

Glaus has not just been the power threat we needed, he has been the best fielding first baseman i think since Galarraga. LaRoche has a very good glove and was stellar for us last year, but I still put Glaus and Galarraga ahead of him. Now if only we can find a “Fred McGriff” to play Left Field we will rock.

Largo

June 1st, 2010
5:31 pm

Heyward batting second isn’t the smartest move Cox ever made.

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