Next for Braves: Hudson vs. Hernandez

Next for Braves

Who: at Nationals

When: 7:05 p.m. Wednesday

TV; radio: FSSO; 680 AM, 100.5 FM

Probable starters: Braves RH Tim Hudson (10-5, 2.47 ERA) vs. RH Livan Hernandez (7-6, 3.12 ERA)

Wednesday’s matchup:

• Hudson is 9-1 with a 1.51 ERA in 15 career starts vs. the Nationals. He’s coming off seven four-hit shutout innings against the Padres on Thursday and has shut out two of his past three opponents including the Mets for seven innings July 10.

• Hernandez is coming off a complete game seven-hitter over the Reds in a 7-1 win. He’s allowed two or fewer runs in 13 of his 20 starts this season, including two runs (one earned) in 5 1/3 innings in a win against the Braves on May 4 .

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912 Dawg

July 27th, 2010
9:15 pm

Bravesfansince66

July 27th, 2010
9:18 pm

Second, but this is getting depressing real fast. Our guys are looking pitiful at the plate tonight.

Bravesfansince48

July 27th, 2010
9:32 pm

they are trying to blow the lead in a week.

Dan

July 27th, 2010
9:34 pm

Every time I see Livan Hernandez pitch, I want to kill Eric Gregg (if high cholesterol hasn’t beaten me to it yet).

Hinske Da Man

July 27th, 2010
9:37 pm

Shut out by the Nationals. Wow, this team did a complete 180. And the slide officially starts. Maybe the Braves can entertain offers for Tommy Hanson, the guy is either having one hell of a down year, or teams are starting to figure him out now.

Unreal. At this time last week I thought the Braves were well on their way to winning the division and making a run in the playoffs. Now I will be surprised if they win a WC spot to be perfectly honest.

Rob

July 27th, 2010
9:38 pm

They laid down tonight

Keith

July 27th, 2010
9:41 pm

Hanson’s pitching wasn’t bad at all. He was cruising after his innings where he gave hits, but if we don’t give them runs from error-filled throws, it’s a 1-0 game or maybe a 2-0 game.

Let this please another example of how we need a bonafide BAT in the OF!

Josh Willingham looked good. :)

Shaunn

July 27th, 2010
9:47 pm

Hinske Da Man…obviously youre an idiot…….did you even watch the game???? Lets forget that McCann arm mailed the throw to 3rd….or that chipper threw a fielders choice into center field…..Hanson stuck out 8 and yielded 6 hits….3 after the 3rd inning…..you negative piece of garbage….you should be a Royals fan with all that bs talking.

Shaunn

July 27th, 2010
9:48 pm

Hanson pitched great in my opinion….and true fans and people who know a lick about baseball (obviously not you) would agree with me.

houstondawgfan

July 27th, 2010
9:49 pm

If Wren thinks this line up can make it to the World Series, think again. He has to get some type of big bat before the deadline. If not, then bye bye lead and hello Philly. Glaus is terrible, he looks like he’s not interested and waiting for the season to end, no fire. The Marlins series showed us the true braves team of the last three years. I don’t see them holding the lead because the Mets and Philly have way better lineups and pitching is about even, except the braves have the advantage in the bull pin. I see the Braves possibly making the wild card by the end of the season.

Bravesfansince66

July 27th, 2010
9:51 pm

Hanson recovered nicely however; he must figure out his early inning issues. The offense is looking like they did in April. So the throwing error by Chipper is a mute point as all it took to beat us tonight was 1 run. And to add salt to the wound we got beat by a fill in starter. WOW, how the mighty have fallen!

Yo Momma

July 27th, 2010
9:51 pm

Well look at the lineup… you got Hinske, Glaus, and Chipper playing. And look at the bench….Diaz, Infantae, Conrad.I don’t see how you guys are blaming it all on one person playing. It isn’t his fault he sucks. Blame the person who put him in.

Yo Momma

July 27th, 2010
9:52 pm

don’t blame a player if he sucks. Blame the person who put him in.

BravesfaninMD

July 27th, 2010
9:52 pm

Wren shouldn’t make a move…. bring back Blanco when he is eligible, play Diaz in left and give Infante some starts… JUST like they did when Heyward and McClouth weren’t in Atlanta… the team had great chemistry then and that is missing right now.

Yo Momma

July 27th, 2010
9:53 pm

stupid computer. don’t blame the computer blame the person who made it. SCREW YOU DELL!

Shaunn

July 27th, 2010
9:54 pm

not sure if you saw….Diaz wasnt a spark off the bench either….Jesus do you people that make these comments watch the game???!!!!

Bravesfansince66

July 27th, 2010
9:55 pm

Yo Momma: do your parents know you are playing on the computer? I mean seriously these guys are MLB players and they are paid to execute which they have not been doing. When the Braves are in this funk they could trot out the Ball Boy and get the same results.

Not winning the NL East in 10

July 27th, 2010
9:55 pm

Shut out by the cellar dwelling Nationals without Strasburgh pitching? Wow. The lead is now down to what 3.5 games? Big difference a week makes.

That guy in Spongebob that yells OW MY LEG!

July 27th, 2010
10:00 pm

in this rate they are playing the reds will demolish us i mean COME ON!? we lost to the team with no players batting over 300 tied in baseball with worst defense and not even half decent pitching staff. COX GET OFF UR FAT ARSE AND DO SOMTHING GOOD TO HELP THE TEAM FOR ONCE!

Yo Momma

July 27th, 2010
10:01 pm

well geez ya dont have to put it like that AND U DIDNT SAY PLEASE!

Boatdoc

July 27th, 2010
10:05 pm

“Ah, Goosey Loosey,” said Chicken Little, “the sky is falling. Henny Penny and Ducky Daddles and I will go to tell the king.”

I have been looking at the sky a long time. And it does not look like it is falling.

For everyone who thinks the Braves (Bobby Cox, Frank Wren, the verbal punching bag of your choice) should win every single game – or even 7 or 8 out of 10 – the best single season winning percentage…. EVER… was .716.

Baseball is not a sprint. Actually, it’s not even a marathon. It’s a summer long stroll of elegance.

The losses come with the wins. If you can’t stop and smell the roses – and conversely if you lose your ever-lovin’ MIND every time the Braves lose – I truly pity you.

Bravesfansince66

July 27th, 2010
10:09 pm

I agree it is not the end of the world if we lose but I would at least like a well executed game. You are also dead wrong about these games…they will make a difference in who goes to the play offs.

Keith

July 27th, 2010
10:14 pm

I do feel good about Huddy tomorrow. Maybe the Phils will finally falter tomorrow and we’ll get our game back.

BravesfaninMD

July 27th, 2010
10:15 pm

I agree that these games are crucial…. the Braves can’t ever seem to get up for the Nats…. listening to the Nats’ broadcast tonight, they stated that the Braves and Nats are virtually tied in Wins against each other in the last 6 years they’ve been playing.

Gwinnett Braves Bible.com

July 27th, 2010
10:18 pm

There’s some good new down at Gwinnett tonight.

Chris Resop, pitching on rehab and Brabdon Beachy have dominated tonight. Here are their lines:

Resop- 5 IP/ 0 HITS / 2 BB / 6 K / 0 ER
Beachy(making his Triple-A debut tonight) – He’s gone 3IP ( so far ) / 2 HITS / 1 BB / 6 K / 0 ER

And oh yeah, Freddie Freeman hit his 14th homer tonight, a two run shot in the fifth.

G-Braves up 6-0 bottm of 8th.

Should Freddie get called up ??? Just throwing it out.

http://gwinnettbravesbible.com/

BravesfaninMD

July 27th, 2010
10:24 pm

I think too early to call up Freddie, especially with pressures of a pennant race…. hopefully he can pull a Heyward and make the team at 1B outta spring training next year.

Gwinnett Braves Bible.com

July 27th, 2010
10:27 pm

BravesfaninMD,
I agree with you that the Braves won’t bring up a 20 year old at this point and put him in a playoff pressure situation, just wanted to see what others thought?

Keith

July 27th, 2010
10:53 pm

If Glaus continues to falter, then it might be a consideration on the expanded roster. I mean, Glaus had a stretch of red-hot May and beginning of June but has been awful since. I know he’s extremely streaky, and I hope his next streak starts tomorrow….we know we need it!

Keith

July 27th, 2010
10:53 pm

*was referring to Freeman callup

Bravesfan since AAA Richmond

July 27th, 2010
10:57 pm

Got rid of McClouth, great. Glaus should be next. Bring up Freddie now, he can’t do worse. Glaus has shot his load.

Glaus and Chipper Need to Ge tBack On the Juice

July 27th, 2010
11:06 pm

Listening to the broadcast tonight on the radio, Glaus is hitting about .150 since mid-June. It is difficult watching he and Chipper playing well past their prime. Both guys have Warning Track power and just don’t have the bat speed anymore to be dangerous at the plate.

Boatdoc

July 27th, 2010
11:11 pm

“You are also dead wrong about these games…they will make a difference in who goes to the play offs.”

“I agree that these games are crucial…”

Every game counts exactly the same as every other game, and while it would be fun to go 162-0, or even to set the new record and win 117 games in a year, the truth is that the goal is to win only one more game than the 2nd place NL East term (or Wild Card competitor).

Yes, yes, yes, home field advantage until the World Series Championship is won would be great, but no, no, no – these games are not “more crucial” than any other games.

For the cup filled half-way perhaps there should be three categories:
1. The cup is viewed as half full.
2. The cup is viewed as half empty.
3. The cup is viewed as “who the *@#$! took the other half of the cup!!! I can ONLY be happy if MY cup is full ALL the time!”

It bears repeating: The sky is not falling.

Bob Horners Broken Wrist

July 27th, 2010
11:19 pm

As currently constituted and with the lineup Bobby throws out there every day….the Braves are done. Philly is almost back to full strength and are a pitching trade away from putting us in their rear view mirrors. Be honest folks we just don’t have the horses to win this thing, we don’t. Glaus has been stiniking up the joint for a month, Chipper isn’t consistently hitting, Heyward is still in the 2 spot where he can’t drive in any runs, we have 4 guys playing 2 outfield spots and an all-star on the bench every other game (Infante). Bobby has seven guys in his bullpen but only uses four of them unless he really wants to blow a game and he brings in Chavez.
This team far exceeded my expectations and Bobby even played small ball for a week but the problem is Bobby is still Bobby and he just can’t get the job done unless he has 3 Cy Youngs on the staff. Even then, he blew it every year. Can’t wait for you to get here Fredi.
Wait til next year folks…and screw you Mark Bradley,,,YOU STUPID JINX!!

Al

July 27th, 2010
11:22 pm

Im the biggest Braves fan in the world. We need to just keep hanging in there tighten things up in the field are our sp and bullpen with prevail. Don’t everyone jump ship quite yet.

Boatdoc

July 27th, 2010
11:28 pm

*Only* leading their division by 3 1/2 games, and with no significant injuries.

Yep, the Braves season is *obviously* over.

- Boatdoc, Occasionally Employer of Sarcasm

OldFan

July 27th, 2010
11:29 pm

I think you can fel it: Karma has repaid the Braves for the 9 game losing streak and has now been chased away in our rush to buy World Series tickets. Our old, familiar Braves sure seem to be back.

Al

July 27th, 2010
11:31 pm

ya’ll need to remember that we are saying the same stuff that Philly fans were saying just a week ago. We will be fine.

tristan

July 28th, 2010
12:21 am

Shaunn, what you neglect to mention is that Hanson’s inabilities to hold a runner on, led to the first run being scored and with the putrid offensive showing, that was enough for a Hanson loss. When your team is stinky at the plate, you can’t be giving up those early runs.

Largo

July 28th, 2010
12:31 am

Not even that big bat we’ve needed for so long is enough to save the Braves now.

Boatdoc

July 28th, 2010
1:20 am

For everyone who is saying that the Braves season is over:

If there is some baseball fan equivalency of “the grave”, you all deserve to be in it, and everyone who is NOT making such pessimistic prognostications (i.e. “keeping the faith”) deserves to DANCE on your graves in late October/early November if the Braves win.

And by win I don’t even mean “win the World Series”. Sure, I’ll be happy if the Braves win another WS for Hall of Fame Skipper Cox, but making it to the post-season only means getting seeded into an eight team tournament of the best teams in MLB.

IF the Braves are eliminated, whether in September or in game 7 of the World Series – I will be sad, and I will “give up” – then and only then.

In the meantime, as far as I’m concerned (and my guess is every bit as valid as yours…. Peter Gammons…. Tim Kurkjin, etc) the 2010 World Series is the Braves’ to lose.

I’m polishing my dancing shoes. When the Braves win I’ve got some graves to dance on.

tristan

July 28th, 2010
1:43 am

and Boatdoc all of us and I mean ALL OF US hope that you dance all night long as Lionel Richie sang. However, all of us can’t do anything at all about the team when they are losing. We get so frustrated by sitting at home and trying to be armchair managers THINKING we can do better than Bobby. Since we can’t do anything about it, we come here to vent because it is the only way we can make even our voices heard. Because of alot of us don’t live in Atlanta, don’t go to bars to watch the game with other Atlanta fans, or even don’t have families that like watching the Braves. Therefore we come on here to vent, discuss, yell, laugh, cry, and berate the Braves with other Braves fans. It makes us feel like part of the Braves world to do so. So Boatdoc, dance until your heart is content come early Nov!! Until then, tonight the rest of us will be upset that we lost to the lowly Nats.

Boatdoc

July 28th, 2010
1:58 am

How I wish I were going to the games, or watching on tv with other Braves fans, or watching it with my family, whether they were fans or paying any attention to the game at all.

Instead I am on the other side of the world, wearing a grubby uniform proudly and trying to snatch the lives of Marines, Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen from the jaws of death – or just tell them “it’s not so bad… get back to work.”

My original post meant “it’s a matter of perspective” and having a perspective that “the Braves must not lose a single game – even against the lowly Nationals” is a perspective that is certain to bring disappointment.

I don’t see the Braves here where I am, and I haven’t seen the inside of an Atlanta Sports Bar in years. I see people scared and hurt and far, far away from home – people who came here maybe because the job market isn’t so good in their hometown – but ALL people who walked into a recruiter’s office with at least a measurable amount of patriotism.

I’m not saying armchair Braves managers can’t be patriotic.

I’m saying if you complain about it – you may not know how lucky you are.

Boatdoc

July 28th, 2010
3:40 am

Just another thought:

Back in the days before the Wild Card only 2 teams made it to the post-season per league.

In 1982 (remember back when Joe Torre was the Braves manager, old timers?) the Braves won the first 13 games of the year.

They won their division 16 games over .500.

For the arithmetic-impaired, that means that after starting 13 and 0 the Braves were exactly 3 games over .500 the rest of the way – and they were one of the 2 best teams in the National League that year.

We were ECSTATIC in Atlanta – the only other time the Braves had been to the post-season since arriving from Milwaukee they had been swept in 3 straight games by the Amazin’ ‘69 Mets of Tommie Agee and Tom Terrific Seaver.

In between ‘69 and the string of 14 straight division titles the Braves finished last or next to last 14 times. They finished first once – ONCE – in 21 years.

If you’re not just enjoying the heck out of where our Atlanta Braves are RIGHT NOW, you are just plain (if I may use a Navy phrase) “missing the boat”.

South GA Dad

July 28th, 2010
8:46 am

Lead will be blown by Sunday.

braveshoo

July 28th, 2010
9:24 am

The Braves have got to shake up the lineup to get hot again and give some guys some rest. Infante is one of our best hitters. He needs to start everynight; in LF with Hinske playing 1b and Glaus getting the night off; at 2b giving Prado a much needed rest; at SS to get a little more offense in the lineup; at 3b to give Chipper a rest.
My lineup tonight: Prado, Infante in LF, Heyward, McCann, Hinske, Chipper, Melky in CF; and Gonzales.

Rhino

July 28th, 2010
11:01 am

FW: Go get Seth Smith and play him everyday!!! Heyward can play center.

http://www.rhinorant.com

Braves20

July 28th, 2010
11:28 am

The good news, of course, is that the late Eric Greg will not be behind the plate. The other good news would be a right handed power bat.

braveshoo

July 28th, 2010
12:24 pm

Alernative lineup: Prado, Infante at 3b, Heyward, McCann, Hinske at 1b, Diaz in LF, melky, Gonzo.

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