Stat of day: 19-for-123 with runners in scoring position

19-for-123 – Braves’ hitting with runners in scoring position over 13 games through Thursday.

That’s an almost unfathomable .154 average with RISP during that 6-7 stretch that included an  nine-game road trip that ended Sunday and four games on the current homestand.

After going 3-for-24 in those situations during losses Saturday and Sunday at Cincinnati, the Braves then went 3-for-24 again over the first two games against the Mets Monday and Tuesday.

Next was a 1-for-9 with RISP in Wednesday’s  8-3 win against the Mets, and an 0-for-6 in Thursday’s 3-2 win against the Giants.

That means the Braves have won consecutive games and scored 11 runs in the past two nights despite going 1-for-15 with runners in scoring position.

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Mike Hancho

August 3rd, 2010
11:49 pm

Yunel's Cartel

August 4th, 2010
12:03 am

Honestly,

It’s amazing to me that an offense which is consistently inconsistent seems to be blamed on everything but the hitting coach.

Look Alive

August 4th, 2010
12:08 am

Yea The real DOB picture is back. One thing about the Braves continues to freak me out and that is swinging at the first pitch after the pitcher walks the man in front of you. Tonight McCann was walked on 5 pitches to load the bases. The next batter swung at the frst pitch and took only one ball from a knuckleballer before striking out on 4 pitches. This is not a one time occurence because it happens frequently. The Braves need to change their strategy and make the pitchers work when they have control problems.

Rick In Jackson

August 4th, 2010
12:09 am

The Troy Glaus experiment has GOT to come to end. As soon as he came out of the dugout you KNEW he was going to hit into a double play!!! I wish the locks come NFL season were so easy to predict!
The whole pull EH because he was facing a left handed reliever in favor of the right hand hitting Glaus was really a great move, Bobby!! In comes the right hander – double play – inning over.

I would have rather seen Hudson come up in that situation than TROY – pitiful!!

Mikey D

August 4th, 2010
12:10 am

OK DOB – I’m ready for Freeman – we need a spark and Glaus is starting to look really old – anything but a DP tonight…..

kneecap

August 4th, 2010
12:27 am

Wow. This stat is way too sobering.

I Hate Liberty Media

August 4th, 2010
12:33 am

Yeah, this is a World Series team if I ever saw one.

Texas Braves Fan

August 4th, 2010
12:34 am

TP should have been fired last year…

I Hate Liberty Media

August 4th, 2010
12:36 am

We need a priest to read Glaus his last rites. He is done.

Jermaine Dye

August 4th, 2010
12:43 am

Jermaine Dye Last year Numbers 27 homeruns 81 Rbi 340 on base.

Keith

August 4th, 2010
12:47 am

LookAlive: yes, you are correct! Mccann was patient, but Hinske swung at the FIRST pitch up in his eyes.

This game was 75% due to POOR MANAGING!!!

I’m not one to use capital letters, but I am so frustrated by this loss….

Example #1: Cox said before the game that he was going to rest Glaus 1-2 days in order to give him a physical boost, rest knees, etc….

Why does he do this? Glaus has been atrocious for 2 + mos.

What does Bobby do? He puts him in the game with 1 out in a RISP situation….so the VERY THING he wasn’t going to do (play him) and puts him into the WORST possible pressure situation. Glaus grounds into a DP, and the inning/threat is over. Consequence = Glaus’ psyche is further damaged, he isn’t fully rested, and he is mentally worse off than he was before the game.

Example #2: Farnsworth coming in in a tie game as his first appearance. What in the heck, Bobby? His first appearance you should ease him into this role in a situation that is no or limited pressure….to calm him down….etc.

Example #3: Gonzalez walked the inning. Cabrera has a 2-0 count, and Gonzalez is moving…..DO WHAT????? Melky might have missed the sign and didn’t swing (if it was a hit/run)…but why would you send the runner when the first batter walked and there is a 2-0 count. Gonza gets nailed by 7 steps at 2nd, then Melky walked….so instead of 2 on , 0 outs…you have 1 on 1st and 1 out.

75% blame = Bobby Cox

20% blame = Wags

5% blame = offense not taking opportunities.

josueve

August 4th, 2010
12:49 am

We lost the game in the 8th ininng when bobby didnt sacrifice Ankiel to advance the runner when you are the home team on a tied game that the play

J-Hey

August 4th, 2010
12:55 am

They’re not scoring, it’s costing them easy wins and they’re losing at least a game in the standings almost every series …. you play like that and you get what you deserve so I don’t feel sorry for them.

josueve

August 4th, 2010
1:01 am

Hey Barbaro Canizares is hitting over .320 at triple A….why not bring him up when Prado came back and give him a try so freddie keep developing for next year???

Keith

August 4th, 2010
1:10 am

*Revision on my pcts after seeing replay

20% = just a good hit by frenchy (not a bad pitch from wags)

The Abs Man

August 4th, 2010
1:14 am

DOB: Why not ask–maybe you did—Cox why he never ever attempted to steal or ever hit-and-run vs. a knuckleballer?
Is that a painfully obvious advantage to take against butterfly pitch?

Twice Jason was lead runner……thanks.

Rockie Fan

August 4th, 2010
1:24 am

I agree with Texas Braves Fan and Mike Hancho, TP needs to do his job or Wren needs get some body else to get the Braves back in the winning track, yeah let’s trade TP for another hitting coach

Rick In Jackson

August 4th, 2010
1:24 am

Abs Man – agree completely – the whole missed sign on the hit run shouldn’t be an issue. You go SIX innings and NEVER ATTEMPT a stolen base against the slow,erratic knuckle ball and THEN you run after a 4 or 5 pitch walk and an 2-0 count on the next batter?? Why THERE when you don’t ALL night???

And to follow up on the Heyward theme – I beleive you had McCann at bat in an 2 stike hole, 2 outs with Jason on 1st- run THERE, against the knuckle baller if you want to run

J-Man

August 4th, 2010
1:53 am

Free Freddie!!!!!!!!!

jj

August 4th, 2010
2:06 am

I just love these guys that blame TP for the Braves problems.I wish they would open their eyes and realize that their HOF manager is not very good at managing.He is a good person that is very loyal and he hopes people do well.The only reason TP hasn’t been flushed is because BC is loyal and he knows TP is not the problem and will not make him a scapegoat as some managers do.BC has clout within this organization and he know he don’t have to mess with people like TP to save his job.As to BC losing games by hoping Glaus may catch lighting in a bottle or our new CF will get a hit when a bunt was needed or when he should have did as the Mets did and bring in a leftie instead of letting his new rightie pitch to a lert -hand pinch-hitter with the Braves leading.BC is to me the worst late inning,low scoring manager I have ever seen.A good man,but not the best manager.He has been blessed with good talent for most of his years here,but 1 for 14 ain’t very good.If he didn’t have a good heart,maybe he could have been a heckofa manager.GO BRAVES

Mitchell

August 4th, 2010
2:50 am

Stat of day: 18-for-108 with runners in scoring position

Fire the batting coach. Or don’t. Who cares.

Charlie

August 4th, 2010
3:16 am

By the end of this week, the Braves will be in second place. They deserve to be there. They don’t compare with the talent of the Phillies. The Braves, offensively not only are a team of chokers with runners on base, but their approach to each individual hitting situation shows a lack of baseball intellegence. Troy Glaus…thanks for three weeks. For over 3 months, you’ve been a joke. I’m sure that you have physical issues. Hang in there. You’ll heal up after you retire. It won’t be long. I’m guessing October, although the actual date was June of 2010. Your inability to do anything offensively, since early June is amazing. I don’t know how you’ve kept your job…oh ya, wait. That’s right. Bobby the Bozo penciled you in, in April; therefore, you get to play the rest of the year. It’s Bobby way. Some call that loyalty. Most would call it stupidity. It will be good when Troy, Bobby, Terry, and a few others are gone. Billy, in the past couple of weeks, I’m not so sad that you are retiring. The Braves won’t make the playoffs, in this Bobby’s final season. In large part, it will be because of the style with which he manages.
Oh ya, Kyle the Farnsworth picked up right where he left off, the last time he wore a Braves uniform. Welcome back.

Jeffero

August 4th, 2010
4:24 am

Sam Fossela

August 4th, 2010
4:28 am

It’s a two-headed problem right now. First, there’s the lack of hitting with RISP. And then we have the second issue which no one seems to want to even acknowledge and that is the sudden shakiness of Billy Wagner. As I said before, doesn’t matter who the Braves bring in new because they’ll just regress to the same funk that the rest of the team is in. The Braves under Bobby Cox have never been known to do well under pressure, particularly playoff pressure.

richbrave

August 4th, 2010
5:01 am

And that same statistic is probably present throughout the BRAVES farm system. I’ve been following the farm clubs throughout this season and most of last, and pointing out time and again the lack of hitting with RISP.

Cracker Jacket

August 4th, 2010
7:06 am

Bobby Cox needs to go to the Old Players and Coaches Home and take half the team with him! Can’t win with bargain basement players mixed with over-paid losers! Coaching is terrible!!!

dhsellmann

August 4th, 2010
7:44 am

DOB: could they give CR her own acct at the paper? I just like to know whether or not I’m clicking on a link to your writing as opposed to hers.

Dumbo

August 4th, 2010
8:15 am

It’s very odd that almost everybody on the team goes into a slump twice in 1 season…the first time I blamed Pendleton…now I think maybe it’s a lack of managerial approach….most managers & coaches talk about hitting behind runners and going to the opposite field…BC goes for the Big Inning and Homers. I don’t know but something ain’t right in Whoville is it Max!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

August 4th, 2010
8:31 am

no crap— i’ve been talking about this for 2 weeks now. braves have been horrible since the break and last night was a perfect example. hinske Ks with bases loaded, no one could bring Melky home from 3rd base, and WHY, WHY, did BC put in Glaus over Hinske that ended up in a DP. Good News though- Football season is almost here!!!

Cecil34

August 4th, 2010
8:44 am

The duct tape is unraveling and the bailing wire is breaking…..

extremus

August 4th, 2010
8:54 am

Luck and last-at-bat miracles can only carry a team comprised of mostly platoon-class players so far, it seems. This lineup has to constantly be adjusted to be able to keep producing; nobody outside of Heyward and Prado even comes close to being an everyday position player (McCann gets a break here because he’s a catcher), and by the time Cox adjusts to a weakness and substitutes for a players, another one (or more) go ice cold. And some (Escobar, McLouth, Glaus) have been/were that way for pretty much the whole way so far. The other shoe is dropping, and so are the Braves in the standings if something drastic doesn’t happen ASAP.

And while I certainly recommend bringing up Freeman, even if he’s lights out for the Braves he won’t be enough to get them through October by himself. They need a serious motivator across the board right now.

lol

August 4th, 2010
9:06 am

Glaus ??? Wags ??? just two big problems. Hitting like RICHBRAVE said “the Braves have no great hitter in system”. Bobby has always been brain dead playing his favorites.
What did U say? WAIT Till Next year? Welcome Fredi! lol

Big Green Tribe

August 4th, 2010
9:17 am

Dave, what’s happened to Hayward’s power? He hasn’t homered in almost 180 atbats, a remarkable figure. Has he hit the rookie wall? Is his thumb still hurt? Is he taking too many pitches right down the middle? He has been stuck on eleven homers since June.

Chris

August 4th, 2010
9:22 am

Braves have to learn how to play some small ball. That is how you win these low scoring games. Bunt runners over, steal bases, and hit and run. I don’t know how many times lately I have seen us have a leadoff double and not get a run. Bunt the runner to third and a sac fly or groundout scores. We just sit around and wait on a homer and we are one of the worst homerun teams in MLB.

the truth...

August 4th, 2010
9:56 am

With Prado out the Bravos mortality is obvious. As long as Martin was in the lineup it was overcome to some degree…

Now it is obvious that if you control Prado you beat the Braves…

If the Braves are still in first when Prado returns to the lineup AND is playing like earlier in the year then we have a chance…if not then most likely the Wild Card will be the best we can hope for…

By the way the Braves record since Escobar was traded is 8-10….not a very promising start I have to say.

On the other hand, Toronto’s record in that time is 12-6

Go figure….

Casey Stinkle

August 4th, 2010
9:59 am

Small ball went out the window when Blanco was traded. The guy did whatever was necessary to get a runner to third with no out, or a squeeze, or whatever was needed to help the team. They were doing these things June, now seem to have forgot what they were doing.

crymeariver

August 4th, 2010
10:05 am

The Braves will turn the hitting with RISP stats. around and start winning soon.
Don’t Panic.

El Bravo

August 4th, 2010
10:07 am

Those out there criticizing the hit and run are forgetting that mind-numbing stat that DOB just posted: 18-108 with RISP. The hit and run is a good call there. Bobby is trying to jump-start an anemic offense. They haven’t hit for over a month. At some point the manager has to start being more aggressive in order to manufacture runs. Now, pinch hitting Glaus is a different story altogether. That one is indefensible… DOB, what do you think?

Dan

August 4th, 2010
10:09 am

That they’ve had 108 runners in scoring position is remarkable over 11 games. The fact that they can’t score is an embarrasment.

The only thing that encourages me is that the RISP stat is generally based on luck as the concept of a “clutch” hitter is flawed. Teams and individuals hit for about the same with RISP as they would without. As a result, there should be a market correction.

crymeariver

August 4th, 2010
10:09 am

Concerning Escobar, maybe the trade was a wakeup call for him, to act like and an adult and to play to 100% of his ability, and to do what he was getting paid to do.

bobby

August 4th, 2010
10:11 am

It will take more than one big bat to help this club. Aside from BC’s poor managing there are only about 2 capable players in the lineup and that is not going to get it done.

Bobby's Cox

August 4th, 2010
10:14 am

The Braves recent struggles are more of a product of things averaging out over the course of an entire season. There will ALWAYS be ebbs and flows. The Braves were playing below average in April, exceedingly above average in May and June and for the past month plus things have leveled off. The Braves have done very well piecing this division lead together with mirrors, sacrificing chickens, bobby’s beer cans and wearing a deer antler hat made from a kill at Chipper’s ranch.

Things average out:

1. Glaus-.250 avg hitter with big holes in his swing coupled with a history of injury problems now compounded by age.
2. Chipper-Dependable All-Star has not been the same player since mid-season 2009. Age and injuries have taken their toll.
3. Wagner-Again with the Age and recent injury issues.
4. Hinske-Career platoon player with big holes in his bat. Has never been known for plate discipline.
5. McClouth-CF, he pissed off the baseball gods, not sure what he did, but, it must have been bad. They messed with his eyes, whacked him on the head and got him shipped off the Siberian mining camp,err, I mean the minor leagues.
6. Yunel-Played with passion and always wore his emotions on his sleeve. You could tell by his body language if things were going well. I believe he suffered some sort of brain injury caused by one of his hair frostings and need blonde highlights. Plus grandpa Bobby and Hooters Jones did not like him.
7. Kenshin-He committed Hari Kari on the mound. Awful signing.
8. Lowe-Not a good value for a #4 starter
9. Heyward-a 20 year old rookie. Other than the injury, it appears that pitchers are making adjustments, it is now Jason’s move to tweak things from his end.
10. Too many platoon spots-I don’t recall a team winning a W.S. with this many platoon situations. The Braves have a platoon in LF, CF and in progress at 1B, 3B, with SS not far behind.

Maybe they can catch lightning in a bottle with a call up or waiver deal. Otherwise, I think this house of cards comes tumbling down. Hopefully, they can still make the playoffs. It will be fun to watch Bobby mismanage his way out of another playoff series.

unknown hinson

August 4th, 2010
10:21 am

Wow….just wow

crymeariver

August 4th, 2010
10:23 am

The Braves will win today. So all the complainers can rest up a little, unless they don’t like the way that the Braves win the game.

Marc in FL

August 4th, 2010
10:43 am

Love the optimism

milesarcher33

August 4th, 2010
10:46 am

I’ve been a supporter of Troy Glaus the entire season. I thought that the acquisition of Glaus was a gtreat pick up. Troy even justified my confidence with his great performance in May and early June. I really was under the belief that he was on the verge of turning it around. I even posted to that effect a few days ago, a post in which I urged the fans to have patience.

When Glaus meekly hit into a double play last night taking the Braves out of a potential big gam winning inning, I said to myself, “He’s through”. Sadly, its time to make a change. Why not bring Freddie Freeman, send Diorys down (we have Conrad to back up Infante) at least until Pardo gets back. If Freddie Freeman proves he’s invaluable, make room. Maybe sever ties with KK (he never pitches anyway) and go with 11 pitchers. If FF proves not to be the answer, send him back when Prado returns.

Braves86

August 4th, 2010
10:52 am

Everyone wants to hit homers. Juan Pierre was out there and the Braves did not bite. We need table setters. Someone who can disrupt the game even if they go 0-3 with a walk. Base stealers, first to third. One more thing for the pitchers to worry about.

Braves86

August 4th, 2010
10:54 am

Short article but I am surprised he did not slip in a statement saying something good about Chipper. Everyone needs to come to reality on the subject.

Dirty Dawg

August 4th, 2010
11:02 am

Looks as if it’s time to break out one of my all-time favorite Tom Hughes lines regarding the Braves…’They never miss a chance to miss an opportunity.’

Don’t know how many ‘quality’ starts our starters have had over these past couple of weeks while the bats have been ‘missing their chances’, but let’s hope they’ll keep it up. Meanwhile, as was said earlier, the worm has got to turn with those bats, somebody’ll get hot again and we’ll be in a ‘Division/Wildcard race come September…I mean, after the past few years, what more could you ask – fun at the old ballpark in September.

kerryb

August 4th, 2010
11:03 am

Look what the Braves did in May when they had that big bat working in the middle of the line up. The problem is that the big bat caught fire for about a month and burned out for good. Brian McCann is a great hitter but he is no cleanup hitter. He is a 5 hole hitter. Troy Glaus needs to be waived and Freeman needs to be called up. Chipper needs to be dropped to sixth and Heyward needs to bat 3rd. Chipper is no longer a 3 hole hitter. Have Freeman batting 2nd and Hinske in LF batting 4th. If Ankiel shows he is starting to hit have him bat 2nd. Something needs to be tossed up or we are going down in a hurry. The same thing night in and night out is not going to work. Bobby needs to quit worrying about hurting the egos of long time players and worry about winning.

hooters girl

August 4th, 2010
11:04 am

Chipper DONE!

TP's impending doom...

August 4th, 2010
11:14 am

@ “Hooters girl”…….lol…

Chipper is the least of our concerns, right now.

ronaldh

August 4th, 2010
11:25 am

Given that horrible stat, our serious lack of hitting with runners in scoring position, isn’t it time to hole one Terry Pendleton accountable?

Adarisville Dawg

August 4th, 2010
11:29 am

Funny thing, the Phils fired their hitting coach about 3 weeks ago and have since turned their offence around and dont seem to be having any problems scoring runs unlike us, we are lucky to get 2-3 a night and put all the pressure on the starter and the bullpen, how much would it take for Hayward to take out TP in batting practice…i would be willing to donate, anyone else??

Largo

August 4th, 2010
11:34 am

The Braves are looking like losers and playing like losers. They soon will be out of first place and on the way down. Glaus is a loser and Hinske is not the answer for first base. If we get ahead in a game, who saves it, Wagner has dumped 3 of 4. Also,these guys have lost their winning attitude.

Peter Griffin

August 4th, 2010
11:34 am

I’ll dontate a whole Stawpenny!!!

TP

August 4th, 2010
11:37 am

It’s not my fault Bobby puts his players in a situation where they are going to fail, Matty D, it’s so obvious that he can’t hit RH and Bobby, with Conrad on the bench, less then 1 out, runner on 3rd base, insists and plugs him in and doesnt get the job done. Glaus?? He shouldnt be near the ball park, He’s tired, old, banged up knees etc….

joe

August 4th, 2010
1:05 pm

Play Prado now…even with one broken finger, he’s better than what we have at the plate without him.

BravesFAN

August 4th, 2010
2:15 pm

What did we all expect????when YOU GIVE UP NOTHING youre not gonna get some huge middle of the lineup bat before the Trade deadline…Ankiel has been solid so far but hes not the type of hitter we needed…We needed a big bat to bring in runs..I love chipper but Im sorry he does NOT NEED TO BAT IN THE 3 SLOT ANYMORE…Walks are great but when you have RISP and your 3 man coming up you expect him to bring those runners home not to get out on the 1st pitch or draw a walk…Walks are great the teams OBP is amazing…but We wont make the playoffs with just a great OBP this team HAS to start bringing runners home…Cant help but imagine what a huge bat would have done for this lineup…The way bautista looks in toronto right now since the allstar break I would have gladly given up JJ Hoover,M Jones, and Beachy for a year and a half of his services….We need a miracle the lead shrinks daily…BOBBY YOU HAVE TO MIX UP YOUR BATTING ORDER…We are not utilizing Heywards talent at the plate enough not nearly..He is hitting really well right now and with the way Infante and Prado when he gets back gets on base we need Heyward batting in the 3 slot so his singles that have been moving prado and infante from 1st to 2nd/3rd since the allstar break are moving them across the plate…Infante and Prado have hit over .300 all year let them bat 1/2 in the order and then bring Heyward/Mccann at the 3/4 slots…Let Hinske or Chipper Bat 5 or 6th..We need a change…

BravesFAN

August 4th, 2010
2:21 pm

Everybody went crazy and gave bobby so much credit when he moved prado to leadoff and heyward to batting 2nd but people fail to realize the only reasons those moves worked were bc Glaus was a RBI machine around that time…Well now he is back to his DP every at bat form..When prado returns we need him and infante at the top of this order…Heyward has been a clutch hitter for us he has over a .300 avg with RISP…Let HIM BAT a slot or 2 lower in the order so he has ALOT MORE AT BATS WITH MEANING…Who would you guys rather have coming up to the plate with runners on 1st and 3rd RIGHT NOW with 1 out CHipper/Glaus or JHEY???? Please make the change bobby..if you realize how good heyward has been since the allstar break you will let him take on a more important role…Infante shows you every game he is the real deal this year and he will get on base…And we all know Prado is a .300 plus hitter…Let Heyward take over the 3 slot for chipper earlier than expected…You are already gonna have him as your 3 slot hitter for the next few years why not let him have his shot at it now…You have to snap outta your old ways Bobby we know chipper is your guy but let JHEY do what we all know he can….

SemperAugust

August 4th, 2010
2:24 pm

Take if from a Phillies fan (who likes the Braves when they’re not head to head) you don’t want Wagner doing his best Brad Lidge (Philly’s so called closer) impression.

champ

August 4th, 2010
3:15 pm

The Braves will turn the hitting with RISP stats. around and start winning soon.
Don’t Panic.listen as a former college ball player-i know that if u had told me that at the begining of spring training -if u would have told any of us braves loyalist that tha ATLANTA BRAVES WOULD BE IN 1STY PLACE-WE ALL WOULD HAVE BLASTED THE PERSON WHO SAID IT!- THAT SAID we are in 1st place and if a team had to go thru these struggles why not now and MARK MY WORD THEY WILL COME OUT THIS FUNK AND BRAVE WILL END UP IN 1ST PLACE!l AT THE END OF THE season- P.S.-U WANT TO FIRE THE COACH WHO WAS THE TALK OF THE TOWN AT ALL-STAR BREAK-1ST PLACE TEAM-GLAUS CLOSE TO ALL-STAR PICK-PRADO-LEADING NL IN BATTING-HE WAS TALKED ABOUT AS BC SUCESSOR-THE BRAVES WILL BE FINE-

MY LINE-UP:PRADO
PRADO
HEYWOOD
CHIPPER
MAC
GLAUS
GONZO
DIAZ
ANKEIL

THAT LINE-UP CAN WIN THE N.L

champ

August 4th, 2010
3:19 pm

omar- melky-conrad and eric can fill in the blank as needed

ijudgenot

August 4th, 2010
3:24 pm

Can anyone remember the 3 hole hitters that the Braves chief rivals had 5 years ago. Who was it for the Phillies? Who was it for the Mets and who was it for the Marlins? For the Braves for the last 13 years it has always been Chipper.In the past Chipper fit the role of a 3 hole hitter and would carry the ball club for a week or two. Now he can’t. Earlier in the year Prado and Heyward carried the load and in June Glaus carried the team with Prado and Heyward getting on base.Chipper is no longer a 3 hole hitter, but still can hit just not for extra bases and with consistant power.

Alan 10

August 4th, 2010
3:42 pm

Relax, every one of the three teams has gone thru this, the Braves, Phillies and Mets. The seasson is really starting to heat up now and I would rather the Braves get it out of there system than wait until Sept.

FUWren

August 4th, 2010
3:52 pm

The RISP hitting stats are atrocious, but I’d like to see what we’re hitting over that same period in all situations. I would tend to think it’s not really a “clutch hitting” problem, it’s more of just plain “bad hitting”. Pitchers walk Heyward and Chipper consistently because they just don’t fear anyone else in the lineup. It takes 3 or 4 hits/walks in an inning for us to score one run because we have zero power. The odds are always against you having a big inning if you can’t at least drive the ball into the gaps.

NRBQ

August 4th, 2010
4:35 pm

This current trend started about the time McLouth came back from the concussion and was forced into the lineup again.

Just sayin’.

kneecap

August 4th, 2010
5:38 pm

Yep. McOut did it.
But, my 1st reason for the downfall is because we sent 6 players to ALL STARS. Either the other guys got pissed and said f***it or they slept for the 3 days and obviously haven’t woke up.

FUWren

August 4th, 2010
6:33 pm

That, plus the Asscobar trade really seems to have had a negative effect on team chemistry. I think they miss him.

Say so long to 1st place

August 4th, 2010
6:56 pm

.167 with RISP….not going to win many games that way.

willie g hates liberty media

August 5th, 2010
5:33 am

THE GIANTS WILL TAKE 3OF 4 SORRY BRAVES THE PLAYOFFS WILL BE A MEMORY AFTER THIS WEEK END WHEN THE PHILLIES TAKE FIRST BACK AND I HATE THE PHILLIES LOVE THE YANKEES THOUGH.

Stumpknocker

August 5th, 2010
7:42 pm

There should be an all out search for a competant Hitting Instructor.

Dumbasdirt

August 6th, 2010
12:41 am

The truth of the matter is…….Something is wrong with the Braves……Who gives a heck what it is……? Can we please fix it………? Can we swallow our pride long enough to put the best lineup in there and see what happens…….? Can we start using the talents we have, or call up some minor league players that have worked for a chance……? Pendleton will be Braves next manager !!!!!!! Why else would he still be in Atlanta ?

Dumbasdirt

August 6th, 2010
12:46 am

I hope Freddy Gonzales is next manager, but TP has been promised this job, it’s the only reason they haven’t fired him……If you’re as bad at your job as he’s been, you have to get fired or “Promoted”…….

Pete

August 6th, 2010
1:05 pm

One significant sign of a great manager is his ability to “manufacture” runs with RISP.
How many of these runs has Cox “manufactured” over the past two or three years ??
Maybe 4 or 5 ??
Pathetic.

Wreckmaniac

August 6th, 2010
2:47 pm

Three or four games ago, the opposing pitcher walked two consecutive batters. Hinske came up and swung at the first two pitches and then stuck out when all he had to do sit back and get to an 2-0 or 2-1 count.. Couldn’t believe it.

Wreckmaniac

August 6th, 2010
2:50 pm

Right now we’re getting no production from Glaus, Heyward, shortstop ( haven’t all year) and Ankiel has yet to prove if he can get it done. Thats half of the everyday eight and I’m not putting Chipper in that category.

hAL

August 6th, 2010
3:14 pm

I do like Hayward I am just confused!Jaso is the man!

ICEMANcometh10

August 6th, 2010
4:49 pm

The ‘EASY’ button just turned into the ‘PANIC’ button, my goodness. Every other race in the majors with the exception of AL west is 2 games or less. We who know sports knows that teams are going to heat up (Phillies) and teams will get cold (Bravo’s) but the world will still be round in the end…………………………

barnyard

August 7th, 2010
9:04 am

the phillies will take over 1st place the braves will not win the wild card their season is over and they know it they are to fat and lazy they dont know how to win get rid of glaus hiskie bring up the younger players cause the season is over anyway and they know it is time for the hitting coach to go so long bobby cox to bad you had to go with another lost season.

batbrave741

August 7th, 2010
9:20 am

Braves play different with Prado. ¡HELP! We neeeeeeeeeed you Marteeeeen!

gt

August 7th, 2010
9:35 am

winners find a way to win. losers find a way to lose. time will tell in the long run, but last nite-fri-first 2 innings— 0-4 RISP. Last place teams are usually better than this. Many have blamed TP. The real culprit is thw cheap owners, and the players themselves. Get a psychologist. How many good hitting 1st basemen have the Braves given away? Tex , Larouche, who else?Why?

J Roll

August 7th, 2010
12:36 pm

Dear Braves and fans:

Accept the inevitable.

There is one power in the NLE.

It is not you.

Respectfully,
James Calvin Rollins

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