Comments from clubhouse after outfield collision and loss

BOBBY COX

“I think McLouth’s going to be OK. Contusion. He walked off the field; that’s a good sign. We’ll hold him out tomorrow and see how he is in Minnesota.”

On the collision, was it in a spot where neither could call for it: “I think so. I think it split ‘em perfectly. Both of them are way above-average outfielders.”

Do they think he might have concussion? “No. They’re going to watch him pretty close.”

Rough way to lose one? “Yeah. You can’t hit the leadoff hitter in a one-run game.”

On Kawakami: “He pitched his rear end off. Again we got him absolutely no runs. He pitched a gutty game. He got in trouble a few times, but he had the sinker working and he never let up an ounce.”

On missing scoring opportunities: “We had all kinds at the beginning. [Kennedy] was off his mark a little bit early. He’s tough. He’s a pitcher. He’s nowhere near a thrower; he knows how to pitch.”

On Heyward: “I think he banged his leg pretty good, too, but he should be fine.”

On Kawakami’s eight strikeouts: “He had that many? He had it going. He threw more off-speed stuff early, to get them off-balance.”

KENSHIN KAWAKAMI

On working out of jams: “I just wanted to use breaking balls at the right time, to keep hitters off-balance, because they were probably sitting on a lot of fastballs.”

On not getting a win again: “I just have to give my full effort and keep my team in the ballgame, just contribute as much as I can so the team has a chance to win.

PETER MOYLAN

On streak ending: “Oh, that is. I didn’t think about it, to be honest. Not really [important].”

On what happened: “It sucks. In the absence of Takashi right now, it’s up to the other guys to step up, including me. And as much as it was a collision in the outfield that cost me two runs, the fact that Reynolds was on base – I own right-handed hitters and I hit him. To get the first runner on in an inning is inexcusable. And then what happened after the collision is even worse, to have to burn another reliever because I can’t throw a f—ing strike. It’s inexcusable. There’s no other way to describe it.”

Struggling with command lately? “It seems that way. Whether it’s struggling with command or – I don’t want to say my stuff is too nasty, because it’s not – but I’ve been tweaking a few things mechanically. Still, I’ve been doing this for long enough that I should know how to feel when [stuff] doesn’t feel right. It felt fine, it felt good, I was just missing.”

“O goes out there and does his job, I’m supposed to go out there and do my job. I’m getting paid a lot of money to go out there and do my job, and I didn’t do it. That’s the end of the story. It’s horsesh-t.”

On the collision: “You forget about the situation in the game as soon as you see a collision like that. The fact that they scored two runs – who cares? You look out there and you see Nate flipping over Heyward and you think, I hope they’re both OK. Then Nate doesn’t get up and it’s like, oh, man.

“It kind of puts it all in perspective, too. The game could be lost, I gave up two runs, but your teammate’s out there lying on the ground.”

NATE McLOUTH

“I haven’t been checked for [concussion] yet.”

Looked like you had a bead on the ball? “I think both of us did. It’s just one of those ones where neither of us could call it, unfortunately. It would have been pretty much a diving play for me and a diving play for him. It’s just, unfortunately, one of those ones you can’t call. If it falls between you then you look like an idiot, but then if you both make the extra effort for it sometimes that’s what happens. It’s pretty much unavoidable, I think.”

“I would have had it, and he probably would have, too. It’s just, again, one of those ones where it’s impossible to communicate in that situation.”

“I was tracking the ball, and I’m sure he was, too. It was unavoidable.”

“He kind of slid and undercut me. I think at that point, I flipped over and the back of my head hit the ground. It’s probably a good thing I didn’t dive, because it could have been a lot worse. But I whacked my head pretty good on the ground.

“If I would have dove or we would have smashed heads, the way he hit me it could easily have been an ankle or a knee … it could have been a lot worse. It’s fortunate in that regard.”

He’s got you by about 80 pounds, doesn’t he? “Yeah, I wasn’t going to win that one.”

“Just a bad headache. I’ve never hit my head like that. It just hurts. Luckily it was just soft grass out there and not the warning track or turf.”

“They’ll check, kind of keep an eye on me during the night. At this point it’s just a bad headache and kind of dizzy.”

JASON HEYWARD

“The ball was placed at a perfect spot. It was one of those where you don’t really have time to look at each other, you don’t really have time to call it. And if you don’t go after it – that’s one thing you don’t want.”

“Did you get under him and manage to avoid a lot of contact? “We both made a lot of contact, but I don’t really know, it happened so fast I don’t know where we hit.”

“I wasn’t avoiding anything. We were both going after the ball right there. We didn’t have time to look at each other, we were both going to make a catch. What we didn’t want was for it to hit the ground. We went after it. Unfortunately the play didn’t get made. It was a hustle play, though.”

Could have been a lot worse? “I mean, definitely. But it was worse, because the runs scored.”

Is everything OK? “No. I finished the game. Unfortunately we lost the game. So…”

But you’re OK to play? “Tomorrow is tomorrow. We’ll see what tomorrow brings.”

136 comments Add your comment

PETER MOYLAN

June 10th, 2010
4:20 am

first. oh yeah, love living on the west coast.

Pete

June 10th, 2010
4:46 am

Bad luck way to lose ball game. On the other hand, the braves had plenty of oppurtunities to score more runs.

peter moylan

June 10th, 2010
4:46 am

i kicked the sh!t out of the game
we had that game and i kicked the sh&t out of it

natethegreat

June 10th, 2010
4:48 am

you shoulda called the ball, nate.

Biff Pocoroba

June 10th, 2010
5:07 am

Moylan and McLouth are killing the team now. Nate struck out with the bases loaded early in the game and helped lose the game once again. Hopefully we can trade the two of them for some bats or baseballs soon.

JohnSmith

June 10th, 2010
5:26 am

“We’ll see what tomorrow brings.” Yikes. I know injuries are a part of baseball, but we’re dyin’ here!

Mr. Enigma

June 10th, 2010
5:50 am

McLouth won’t get traded. No one will take that contract. The Braves may just have to eat the rest of it.

McLouth is still owed $11 million over the next two seasons. $4.5 million in 2011 and $6.5 million in 2012. There’s a 2013 club option worth $10.65 million with a $1.25 million buyout.

Here are his following bonuses:

– $200,000 for making the All-Star team in 2010
– $300,000 for making the All-Star team in 2011
– $200,000 for winning a Gold Glove in 2010
– $300,000 for winning a Gold Glove in 2011
– $100,000 for winning a Silver Slugger in 2010
– $150,000 for winning a Silver Slugger in 2011

He was an All-Star and won a Gold Glove in 2008. I just want to know what happened to him. How do you go from 26 home runs and 94 RBIs to hitting .170 on June 10 two years later? Maybe he really, truly never wanted to leave Pittsburgh.

Bobeeee's Cox

June 10th, 2010
6:28 am

Looks like the editors only caught 2 of the 3 Moylan curses. Oh well. Frankly, there’s no more powerful adjective/noun//verb etc, depending how it’s used, than a naughty word.

Yogi 2

June 10th, 2010
6:51 am

Mclouth was an all-star because each team ( pirates) have to be represented. everyone on that team sucked. McLouth never has been a good player, Release him before he recovers. Please do not bring Shafer up , he is worse

Yogi 2

June 10th, 2010
6:59 am

Frank Wren and Shurholtsuk were taken to the cleaners when they traded for McLouth and his huge salary. Minimum wage would be too much.
Even Shurholtz own son would be an improvement. Trade Nate Mc Louse and Jesse Caves and Jordan Shafer for a dozen balls, then bring up Mitch Jones

Mr. Enigma

June 10th, 2010
7:05 am

Yogi 2

26 home runs and 94 RBIs looks pretty good to me.

hal

June 10th, 2010
7:07 am

hey haystack they teach ya in teee ball that if two outfielders have a equal chance at a flyball the center fielder takes presidence and since nate got his glove on the ball and haystack was still 4 feet from it id say that pretty much sums up whos fault it was but this blog will blame nate just as they will never blame hoss even when a dribbler rolls through his ligs its not an error its because hes got a sprained eyebrow lol

Michael79

June 10th, 2010
7:13 am

Off topic…the Braves have got to find a way to get Omar in there on a regular basis. Chipper is killing this team.

Picky Picky

June 10th, 2010
7:14 am

That’s the CF’s Ball. A right fielder should always veer off at the last possible moment and yield if the CF is tracking the ball. The RF must be watching the CF and ball at the same time. Not easy on this particular ball but still necessary.

Love the agressiveness by both but Heyward was at fault as McClouth catches that ball if Heyward reacts appropriately.

Ralph

June 10th, 2010
7:31 am

There is absolutely no way you are going to win consistantly unless you put the best possible team on the field everyday and Cox refuses to do that. Cal Ripkin played 3000 games without missing a start but cox will rest his hottest hitters and we have only played just over 50 games. We need a manager who’s goal is to win everyday.

turkeycaller

June 10th, 2010
7:40 am

Great to see Larry have another great game as #3 hitter. Only an idiot like Cox would persist in the madness that Is his claim to fame. Had it not been for the best pitching staff in baseball for years, booger boy wouldn’t have won as many games as he did. Anyone with sense should realize that. Cox and his obsession with playing non producers will drag us down yet another season.

Geezer

June 10th, 2010
7:55 am

At the rate Kawakami is going, he is going to be our first 20 game LOSER.

heymmered

June 10th, 2010
7:57 am

Are you really knocking Kawakami right now. He pitched 6 scoreless innings. What else do you want from him.

stew

June 10th, 2010
7:58 am

McLouth’s ball as the centerfielder. Heyward knocked ball out of his glove otherwise we win game. The ball should have been caught.

stew

June 10th, 2010
8:00 am

KK always pitches well enough to lose whether he gives up no runs or 4 runs.

dap01

June 10th, 2010
8:02 am

We need a centerfielder.

Marvin Mangrum

June 10th, 2010
8:02 am

I will be long past glad when Mr Cox is gone. I hope he takes with him Moylan, Mccann, Mclouth and Melky. Plus Chipper. And Kamakami, whoever paid that bum to pitch ought to be working at Krystal, no offense to Krystal workers. And please quit telling me how good they are, GOOD is revealed in STATS! Some folks win, some folks lose! Has nothing to do with nothing else. And I know the Braves, or no one there reads this stuff, but damn, can no one see what is happening. And the announcers, they need to remember Skip, a dead horse is in fact, a dead horse! They talked of Kamakami last night like he was Koufax, Ryan and Ford, but, you know he is not, he is 0-8 and lucky to be that good. Its kinda like grounding out 650 times, you may have never struck out but you did not get a hit either.

heymmered

June 10th, 2010
8:04 am

Heywards comments also do not sound very promising. Sounds like he got a little banged up on the play as well. May not be a bad idea to give him the day off and rest his aches, especially with a lefty going today. Hopefully Tommy can get back to his old self and dominate. He has had some control issues lately.

Hinske Da Man

June 10th, 2010
8:13 am

They sure aren’t looking like the team that just pulled off a amazing 9 game win streak to go from last place in their division to first place.

If anything, they are starting to like the Braves team from the beginning of this season and the past 4 seasons. They won’t be in first place long playing like this against teams that are 15 games below .500

robdawg08

June 10th, 2010
8:21 am

It is vividly apparent that if Prado,Heyward,and Glaus don’t have good offensive games then the Braves lose. Case closed and door shut…

KK pitched 6 scoreless innings. Nolan Ryan couldn’t do any better. Zero runs is best any pitcher can pitch.

Remarkable

June 10th, 2010
8:24 am

McClouth made some great catches last night and I love his effort, even in the colision, but we need someone who can hit. He was in position to get us a win in two different at bats. We have to look for a trade with some team that is already out of it before we are out of it too.

heymmered

June 10th, 2010
8:25 am

I think some lingering injuries combined with this long west coast road trip is taking its toll. It will be nice when they are able to come home and have an off day. Seems like the Braves never really play that well out west. Would be nice to get the split today and head to Minnesota with a W.

robdawg08

June 10th, 2010
8:26 am

Heyward “I knew Nate was hitting a horrible .190,hell we all do,so I came up with a plan to run over him to get him out of the lineup since Bobby won’t do the right thing and bench his sorry azz.” I’m thinking about going after Chipper and Escobar too during pre-game warm-ups running the bases…”

Bobby “Chipper had a good night went 0-4 but stung a few balls and had great moral support.”

Truth: it's what's for dinner

June 10th, 2010
8:29 am

jmart

June 10th, 2010
8:30 am

How can Cox justify starting McClouth when Melky went 3 for 5 the previous day. Over the past several weeks Melky has started hitting better. To take him out after one of his best games is beyond believeable. In golf many matches are won on the first tee box based upon how the match is set up. In basebal many games are lost at home plate before the game when the lineup cards are turned in. Cox cost us this game before it even started.

CraZyTRaDeMaN

June 10th, 2010
8:35 am

Marvin Mangrum 8:02 am,…..GOOD is revealed in STATS! Some folks win, some folks lose! Has nothing to do with nothing else.

So are you saying Lowe is the best pitcher we have? He does have the best record on the team? Sense STATS don’t matter.

The Braves are still in 1st you know they have one of the better records in baseball, and there scoring more runs per game than most teams in baseball. If McCann continues to hit like he has over the past week he will be an All-star again but, you want him gone?
You obviously are either not a very knowledgeable baseball fan or you’re trying to stir the pot either way your statements above are idiotic!

CajunStorm

June 10th, 2010
8:39 am

I pride myself in being a decent human being but I have to admit my 1st thought aftr the collision when Nate didn’t get up was…..”Finally, we get to sit his non-hitting azz down.”

Nate, I apologize for my insensitivity but truly it was about your play on the field, not you as a person!

CajunStorm

June 10th, 2010
8:43 am

One good thing about KK pitching so well lately is that he may now be tradeable. Sure we’ll only get a bag of balls and a pack of Big League Chew but maybe his second half performance last year and current performance might convince some team to take on his salary. Then ALL we have to do is hope D.Lowe gets on a roll……and roll his overpaid azz outta here too!! (50 cents on the $ might get it done)

Bravos

June 10th, 2010
8:54 am

Or maybe KK’s second half performance and current performance will continue… for the Braves. Maybe he’s actually pretty good. Not sure why folks assume otherwise?

meh

June 10th, 2010
9:03 am

next time KK pitches, Bobby should tell the team to pretend it’s Lowe on the mound. They’re scoring 5 or 6 a game when Lowe pitches.

dwayne

June 10th, 2010
9:04 am

Dont worry, McOut will be back in centerfield, stinking it up. Was the collision his fault? No, too bad McOut aint done for the season. He stinks.Chipper needs to hang it up, I guess he feels he can ride Glaus, Heyward, and Prados’ shirt tails this year, since he helped carry this team in years past. One more year of Booby will be all that I can take anyway. Thank goodness my home town Phillies will win another WS.

mscoast brave

June 10th, 2010
9:08 am

dam you robdawg08, you stole my post!

clay

June 10th, 2010
9:09 am

man i get so mad watchin these freakin games. now we have a second pitcher in the bullpen that can blow games for you as well. i dont know how many were watching the game last night when he was in, but chip came up with a stat saying peter hasnt had a 1,2,3 inning since may 29 and before that was may 19. That is horrible he is not the pitcher bobby thinks he is. he had one good season last year and thats it. that sidearm crap doesnt fool anyone anymore. everyone had seen and read the book on him so he is not fooling anyone. Should have brought in venters last night, i know he has pitched a lot lately, but the guy was a starter he is used to it.

When I saw the starting lineup last night I was pissed, Melky is starting to get hot and you bench him as soon as he does to play mccout. ARE YOU SERIOUS BOBBY. Mcclouth left 5 men on last night by himself. I know you like to give your guys chances but it has been 3 months now and he still hasnt hit shi*. Bobby did that same crap when eric went on a tear, sat him for a couple of games and when he came back he didnt do anything. He is finally starting to hit the ball again consistantly.

What just gets to me more is that fact that arizona is one of the worst teams in the n.l. and the best we can do is split, but we have to win today first. This is just absolutley terrible. Lets just hope the marlins can get it done in philly today.

Kashi

June 10th, 2010
9:13 am

When you have too many starting players on bench, its easy to second guess manager’s move. Melky is horrible against righty and it makes sense to put Nate out there last night. Until Chipper start hitting it is going to be hard to beat last place team like D-back. Last night not Nate vs Melky but would line up be much better Infante vs Chipper?

coach smith

June 10th, 2010
9:37 am

It is time to bring back ANDRUW JONES…….they were talking about this on 680theFan the other day…

Here are the reasons

1. He has 11 Hrs in less at bats than Nate McLouth has had (140 or so)
2. He has over 30 RBI
3. He is only making $500,000
4. ChiSox have openly said he is available (along with many others)
5. He is actually batting 60 points higher than Nate
6. He is the thinnest he has been in years
7. He would love to come back and would fit right in
8. He would add some serious right handed pop in the bottom of the order
9. Nate ain’t cutting it and this is a cheap option (no risk)
10. Wouldnt take much to get him

heymmered

June 10th, 2010
9:45 am

I didn’t like the Andruw idea at all at first. But it is really looking like he would be a good fit here and could really help the team. We really need another bat with pop in the lineup.

Let's Go

June 10th, 2010
9:46 am

Something has to be done with Peter Moylan. His last 10 appearances the stats are not good: 8 IP, 11 Hits, 5 Walks, 6 Earned Runs. He was decent last year but not the same as he was in 07 but the excuse was he had just had surgery and he will get better. It’s not happening and if the the Braves are going to stay in the chase they may have to find someone else for 7th & 8th inning work and relegate Peter to a situation only pitcher like O’Flannery. On the plus side Venters is looking better and better and Cristhian Martínez has been impressive in his 3 appearances.

Let's Go

June 10th, 2010
9:49 am

Jesse Chavez for Andruw Jones. Oh Ok, we’ll throw in Peter Moylan too.

wjones

June 10th, 2010
9:55 am

One thing that bothers me about McLouth’s comments was the way he didn’t take charge out there. Mind you, he dearly paid for it. Now he isn’t a bad defensive player, arm not withstanding, but what decent centerfielder doesn’t shoo everyone off on a ball he is chasing and has a legit chance at? That’s why he’s the centerfielder–you want him to get everything he can get his hands on. WWWD? (What would Willie (Mays) do?). In the infield, you want your SS to get anything he can reach, and in the outfield you want the same for your CF. Last night’s play, combined with the other day where he just stuck a ball in his back pocket instead of throwing home, causes me to doubt whether he has the center fielder mentality. Of course, one could overlook that if he was batting .270 instead of .170. This is about the time of year that we made the move last year to get him, wasn’t it?

Don

June 10th, 2010
10:11 am

Coach Smith “It’s time to bring back Andruw Jones”.
I think you win the prize.
After being involved in baseball for over 60 years, I believe that may be the worst idea that I have encountered.
Wait, someone wanted Booby Cox to return after this year. That would be far worse.

Robz747

June 10th, 2010
10:13 am

I like the Andruw Jones Idea – Platoon in LF when Diaz comes back (diaz vs LH – Hinske vs. RH) and Platoon in CF (Melky vs. RH/Andruw vs. LH)

Sounds better than whats going on now and as mentioned before wouldnt take much to get him – seriously if we aren’t gonna bring Resop up lets trade him before he just walks and while he has value!! What is wrong in our front office?

I'm a Man, I'm 40

June 10th, 2010
10:14 am

I’m sure I wasn’t the only Braves fan last night that was crossing his fingers and toes hoping that collision would knock McLouth out for the season. Nate if you are reading this – you are horrible and don’t deserve to wear a Braves uniform. Please quit the team, you are stealing money.

RHR

June 10th, 2010
10:14 am

You can use the S word in your internet stories, DOB? Doesn’t bother me, just thought that might have slipped thru unintentionally, didn’t want you to get in trouble. Its in the Moylan quotes section.

RHR

June 10th, 2010
10:18 am

With today being getaway day, the braves should seriously consider leaving Nate in Phoenix for a few days, just to be safe. Ryan Church, anyone?

Tim

June 10th, 2010
10:20 am

Marvin- you win the idiot award. Congrats..

I'm a Man, I'm 40

June 10th, 2010
10:20 am

Deport Nate McLouth!

LJ

June 10th, 2010
10:22 am

with a 2or 3 run lead, no collision, ball rolls to wall for a double, no one diving

Yogi 2

June 10th, 2010
10:24 am

June 10,2010, Nate Mclouse is batting .176. some of you need to wakeup
Trade Mclouth and Jordeen Shaffers for Andrew Jones. Shafers is barely hitting .200 at Gwinnett

Roger

June 10th, 2010
10:25 am

Hate to say it but Chipper Jones needs to realize that he is dragging this team down. It’s time to hang up the cleats big boy. McClouth is one of the worst trades the Braves have ever made. Please send this guy somewhere and bring back Andruw Jones in center.

Marvel Goose

June 10th, 2010
10:32 am

I blame the AJCBraves Twitter feed. They kept tossing up that stat about being perfect in games with 5 runs. That always tempts The Greek God of Baseball – Youbreakis Ourheartis — to intervene by knocking two baseball players together.

Nate McLouth

June 10th, 2010
10:36 am

Man, I suck.

Steve From Dalton

June 10th, 2010
10:39 am

DOB- I was in Charlotte, NC last week. There was no Braves news anywhere. They were treated like any other team. What is the reason that the Braves have neglected this market?

mountain_jim

June 10th, 2010
10:52 am

Nate, yes you do.

Bobby Coccyx

June 10th, 2010
11:03 am

They’re all good kids

McOUT

June 10th, 2010
11:14 am

I suck and i was hoping i was injured when i got ran over bc i did not call the ball. I committing career suicide but i could not even do that right. I have lost all confidence in myself.

"Petco Pecker"

June 10th, 2010
11:14 am

You know, as much as I’m pissed about Moylen blowing the one-run lead, and our offense unable to score runs when they’re on base, you gotta love Moylen’s attitude about it. No excuses, and for me at least, drives the point home even further by being colorful about it. He’s a keeper.

McOUT

June 10th, 2010
11:15 am

I was committing

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

June 10th, 2010
11:15 am

this is pissing me off- KK needs to go and Braves have to eat his contract. Heyward/McClouth need better communication out there

Peter i need braces Moylan

June 10th, 2010
11:17 am

I have to put at least one person on base when i pitch anything else is unsatisfactory

Nate McLouth

June 10th, 2010
11:17 am

When I get back to the ATL, anyone want to cruise over to Swinging Richards with me? I think that will be just the “Slump Buster” I need to get me out of that slump. I love that place!

coach smith

June 10th, 2010
11:22 am

Don

exactly HOW is bringing back one of the greatest players in Braves history who has more HRs than ANY of your outfielders and is making the league minimum “a bad idea”????????????

dawgs01

June 10th, 2010
11:23 am

If Heyward would have just stayed up tall, I think McOut would have ran b/t his legs and not got hit maybe knocked his ball cap off but thats it.

Brooklyn Braves Brawler

June 10th, 2010
11:36 am

Amazing how anybody rips KK, when he throws 6 scoreless innings and gives up only 4 hits. Braves fans have/need to be better than that.

The fact is, that the Braves are not guaranteed to use any money saved on other/better players anyway. If you trade KK, McClouth, the money saved are not going to better players, in fact the Bravos will have to pay other teams to to take them.

KK is pitching as well as any pitcher on our staff, he just dosen’t have the wins to show for it. When you only score 1 run against the worst team in the NL is horrible.

Johnny3Steps

June 10th, 2010
11:46 am

When is Chipper “Bones” Jones going to lead?

. Don

June 10th, 2010
11:47 am

Sad to say – But Bobby Cox has bemome an absolute joke. He needs to be replaced NOW, TODAY. Pay off his contract, and secure a manager, any manger to finish out the year – who has a least some contact with logic.

JTH

June 10th, 2010
11:48 am

Poor KK, the man just can not get a break. Somebody buy him a four leaf clover, horseshoe and a rabbit’s foot to wear during his next start.

Wanted to see McLouth on the bench, but not like this. Hopefully he’s not concussed. And so glad that Heyward wasnt hurt..

jake

June 10th, 2010
11:48 am

heyward is not close enough to plate. why did he back off. nate should not be at the plate, period.

JTH

June 10th, 2010
11:51 am

coach smith- Druw is hitting around .216 and only has 21 rbi with his 10 HR, he would not be an improvement. Dont trade for him just to make a trade. There are better options out there.

Fire Frank Wren

June 10th, 2010
12:01 pm

Here come the Phillies and Mets not far behind. Enjoy it for another 3 or 4 days, then third as usual. Chipper sux, period, but at least he only costs $15 Million per year.

Kentavo

June 10th, 2010
12:02 pm

I think Heyward was instructed to take McClouth out, so we could end his/our misery.

Mike Lum

June 10th, 2010
12:06 pm

Ripping a guy who gets injured – a potential serious injury – going all-out trying to save his team a run?
Some of you people truly are the worst fans I have ever seen or heard. Philadelphia fans look like the Sportsmen of Year compared to you jerks.

Kentavo

June 10th, 2010
12:06 pm

Why does Booby throw guys out there (Moylan, Chavez) but use C. Martinez so sparingly?
Yes, I know he’s a rookie. But so are Venters and Kimbrel.

!

June 10th, 2010
12:06 pm

Hilarious. We are in first place and some dorks (Don) want to replace a manager.

Mike Lum

June 10th, 2010
12:09 pm

;Don -
Bobby Cox has a mediocre team in first place over the vaunted Phillies. How exactly is that a joke?

Fire Frank Wren

June 10th, 2010
12:09 pm

Hey, that is nothing. Old Bobby used his closer when he was down three runs in the ninth Monday night. Too bad he didn’t save him for two innings last night but then again Braves are destined to fail anyway. Lets get it over with asap, that was we can get on to football.

Fire Frank Wren

June 10th, 2010
12:15 pm

Like anybody cares what place the Braves are in June 10. By September they will be distant third. You better get a #1 finger now so you can use it for the next 3 or 4 days.

fieldofdreams

June 10th, 2010
12:16 pm

Doesn’t the centerfielder always have “right of way” on balls like the one that ended up being an inside the park home run?

ChillyMutt

June 10th, 2010
12:19 pm

Nate should have called for it. Heyward should have been backing up – by default its the Center Fielders ball. But it was a hustle play as Jason said.Glad that both appear okay that’s the good thing.

Think Bobby needs to sit McLouth for a few games … or a week. He is pressing – real hard … its affecting his defense (holding the ball, not throwing to bases aggressively) and you can see in his eyes he is just defeated right now. Needs a mental rest.

Nate McLouth

June 10th, 2010
12:19 pm

I don’t blame Heyward. He knew that if I caught it I would be scared to throw it, like usual. Man, I suck.

JeanE

June 10th, 2010
12:21 pm

Peter is just tired, I think. They all will be better when they get back home…I really like Nate but it’s gotten so ugly, he’s not a take charge guy in the field or at the plate. But bringing Andruw back, get real, not happening. How is Matty D???? No one ever talks about him, but I’d like to know how he is doing. I miss him, he’s a spark plug. How come Brooksie never gets to play???? Go Braves. Can’t wait to be done with these Diamondbacks.

Nick Rails

June 10th, 2010
12:29 pm

Sorry, if I see Snitker hold up 1 more runner on 3rd base
when Mclouth is on deck (see Escobar’s hit last night w/McCann
on 2nd)I’m gonna puke. Note to Snitker: McLouth is 0-16 with
2 outs and RISP you freaking idiot!

McCann may have been thrown out but I’ll take my chances
with a throwing error or with the catcher dropping the ball,
rather then have Mclouth up there.

It might be a moot point after last night

todd

June 10th, 2010
12:35 pm

Simply put – A liability on the diamond is an Ass-set on the bench. McLouth has got to be replaced before he ruins the entire season.

coach smith

June 10th, 2010
12:37 pm

JTH

Andruw only has 140 at bats…and is not playing everyday so I think that 21 RBI and 10 HRs is pretty good….You are telling me you would rather have NAte McLouth and his .165 average, 3 hrs, and 12 RBI?

that makes no sense!

Nate McLoser

June 10th, 2010
12:44 pm

I was hoping that Heyward would kill me and put me out of my misery. I think I need a 60 day DL assignment while I contemplate my navel.

Pete*

June 10th, 2010
12:46 pm

Many here are quick to point out Nate should have called the ball, its the center fielders ball etc etc. Not sure how much baseball you played, but every now and then (quite rare) neither fielder knows until the last second that they can make the catch, and by then its too late to call for it. Thats what happened last night. Last thing you want to do is call for a ball that you cant get to, and as Cox said in interview:
“On the collision, was it in a spot where neither could call for it: “I think so. I think it split ‘em perfectly. Both of them are way above-average outfielders.”
Sometimes that happens; just be glad no one seriusly hurt.

Pete*

June 10th, 2010
12:48 pm

Nick on that play re: Snitker, with McCann running, the catcher could have had a sandwich by the time Mac got to the plate.

Trade Nate for a broadcaster or bag of balls

June 10th, 2010
1:05 pm

Nate Mclouth is probably the worst hitter in the majors.

He needs to get it together. I knew when McCann didnot go home in the 2nd inning that we were not going to score.

wjones

June 10th, 2010
1:09 pm

Fire Frank Wren

“June 10th, 2010
12:09 pm
Hey, that is nothing. Old Bobby used his closer when he was down three runs in the ninth Monday night. Too bad he didn’t save him for two innings last night but then again Braves are destined to fail anyway. Lets get it over with asap, that was we can get on to football.”

Tell you what, dude. Why don’t you go ahead and get on to football now? We will catch up with you later on, after we ENJOY watching the Braves, something you apparently don’t ENJOY at all. Feel free to play Russian Roulette on I-75 in the meantime.

Karen T

June 10th, 2010
1:09 pm

i know Heyward is a rookie but i have yet to see any good defensive outfielding from him other than catching a pop fly that he couldnt miss… He cant even throw anyone out..

BravesAreDone

June 10th, 2010
1:11 pm

Is it bad I was hoping Nate was hurt enough to be out for a long long while?

Mike McDonald

June 10th, 2010
1:14 pm

McLouth was visibly upset with his at-bats last night and made one great fielding play while letting another shot go over his head that would have been caught by Andruw. He was so anxious to make amends for his lack of offense that he “forced” the collision in an attempt to replicate his earlier good grab. Unfortunately, his own demons are physically and psychologically infecting the rest of the team.
As an earlier writer observed, the game was lost when the line-up cards were submitted. In seventy years of avidly following baseball, going back to the Bklyn Dodgers and Durocher, I’ve never seen worse management that that of Bobby Cox. He is one weird cat when it comes to strategy.

qdj

June 10th, 2010
1:16 pm

who are to judge? we play but yet we act like we do. now we know who the real fans are. no matter what im a braves fan win or lose. go braves!!!!

Trade Nate for a broadcaster or bag of balls

June 10th, 2010
1:16 pm

I think Bobby puts the worst lineup possible so KK can go 0-20.

He always plays the good players when other pitchers pitch.

BravesFanLostInOhio

June 10th, 2010
1:17 pm

Nate got a glove on it…he should have called for it.

qdj

June 10th, 2010
1:17 pm

who are to judge? we dont play but yet we act like we do. now we know who the real fans are. no matter what im a braves fan win or lose. go braves!!!!

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