Glaus returns to starting lineup

Troy Glaus was back in the Braves starting lineup Friday after three games off. Eric Hinske started at first base in each game in place of Glaus, who made one late-game appearance after a pinch-hit at-bat.

Glaus has struggled at the plate over the past 40 games. He has gone 21-for-129 (.163) with one home run and 12 RBIs in that span. The slump comes on the heals of 19 games between May 26 and June 13 when Glaus went 24-for-69 (.348) with seven home runs and 22 RBIs.

“We hope [the rest] can help get him going a little bit,” Braves manager Cox said. “He carried us for awhile.”

Glaus batted sixth in Friday’s matchup against San Francisco left-hander Barry Zito.

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Bama brave

August 6th, 2010
6:18 pm

Christian Ponder

August 6th, 2010
6:19 pm

itcouldbeworse

August 6th, 2010
6:20 pm

Lets hope he does get hot. Maybe that will keep the braves in first

Joe P

August 6th, 2010
6:20 pm

This is no surprise as Glaus is batting .500 against Zito. Hopefully this will get him going again.

Bama brave

August 6th, 2010
6:23 pm

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Bama brave

August 6th, 2010
6:25 pm

is it still raining there now?

Brian O'Blivion

August 6th, 2010
6:29 pm

Without a legit RBI guy, the Braves won’t get very far. If not Glaus, then Freeman. And if not Freeman, then who?

observor

August 6th, 2010
6:30 pm

Wonderful, double play Troy is back in the lineup ready to destroy any potential scoring opportunity.

para brave

August 6th, 2010
6:34 pm

Hope he spent alot of time in the whirlpool!

Chip Shot

August 6th, 2010
6:40 pm

They’re just going to see how bad he does until Prado gets back then call up Freeman.

richmondbraves

August 6th, 2010
6:43 pm

jptuba

August 6th, 2010
6:45 pm

heels, not heals in the 2nd paragraph, though with Glaus, we hope he heals enough to get good again, so maybe its appropriate after all

I Hate Liberty Media

August 6th, 2010
6:48 pm

I see two strikeouts and a double play in his future.

Chip Shot

August 6th, 2010
6:50 pm

how abou 3 double plays?

Mike McDonald

August 6th, 2010
7:00 pm

I broke my left pinky on April 21, 2010. Three months later it was still tender and sore to the touch. At almost 79 years of age albeit with a high tolerance for pain, I know that my recuperative powers can’t be compared with that of a mid twenties, superb athlete like Martin Prado. Nevertheless, I would be very surprised (and pleasantly so) if he were back close to normal after only 14 days on the DL.

doublesport

August 6th, 2010
7:02 pm

And he will not show the slighted regret when he strikes out three times or hit into a double play.

crymeariver

August 6th, 2010
7:04 pm

I think that Glaus is going to shut a lot of people up tonight.

was right about Glaus

August 6th, 2010
7:18 pm

Please, God, no!

Keith

August 6th, 2010
7:20 pm

I didn’t agree with putting him into the game on the same day he was “rested” only for him to groundout into a DP. I wasn’t crazy about Bobby using him to pinch hit the next day, but I guess if you’re going to use Glaus…you might as well give him a chance against a pitcher he has done well against. :)

I hope so!

ijudgenot

August 6th, 2010
7:29 pm

Glaus batting ,500 against Zito and starting is good move only if he is healthy. I think the guy needs to rest the knees for one solid week at least. Well he has only about 45 more plate appearances before that bonus of $360K is earned yhen we may see him sit for awhile to heal..

Uga/Tiger

August 6th, 2010
8:00 pm

Sometimes making competition for one’s job improves everyones play! Might just put Claus back in the hunt!

JRW7

August 6th, 2010
8:25 pm

OH NO, NOT TROY GLAUS, OLD DOUBLE PLAY TROY!!!!!!

Chip Shot

August 6th, 2010
8:38 pm

@crymeariver
“I think that Glaus is going to shut a lot of people up tonight.”

I THINK YOU ARE GOING TO SHUT UP AFTER TONIGHT.

para brave

August 6th, 2010
8:52 pm

Ok guys remember he hits into DP’s very rarely. Only when the Bases are loaded. Otherwise he will hit that scorching long arching fly ball to the fence. Right where the outfielders glove is.

I Hate Liberty Media

August 6th, 2010
10:00 pm

Or he’ll strike out. He’s got that down to an art as well.

BravesFAN

August 6th, 2010
10:03 pm

I know managers dont like bunting with the 4,5, or 6 hitters but with as COLD and god awful as glaus has been the last oh what 40 something games and with B-MAC leading the 2nd inning off with a double why wouldnt bobby call a sac bunt to move BMAC to third??That way we have a guy on 3rd with 1 out then all we need is a sac fly..Right now its a 1 run ball game and with zito pitching the way he is lately we need anything we can get…Im just saying instead of watching Glaus strikeout and not advance the runner pretty much like hes been doing for over a month it woulda been niec to tie the game up…I dont claim to be some mlb manager or think I know better than bobby im just saying his way clearly didnt work bc nobody even advanced mccann to 3rd so why not try something else??

Bob Horner had a big fro

August 6th, 2010
10:11 pm

Glaus could hit the ball off the wall and would still be thrown out at first. 0-4 tonight with two strike-outs.

Bob Horner had a big fro

August 6th, 2010
10:13 pm

Bama Brave – I’m impressed. You were first. BFD. Geek.

I Hate Liberty Media

August 6th, 2010
10:33 pm

Here comes another K.

I Hate Liberty Media

August 6th, 2010
10:36 pm

Glaus should be DS – designated sitter.

robdawg08

August 6th, 2010
11:03 pm

What ya’ll said. Glaus is a rally killer.

I Hate Liberty Media

August 6th, 2010
11:10 pm

robdawg08

August 6th, 2010
11:12 pm

Is Ankiel from the Troy Glaus hitting school ?

I Hate Liberty Media

August 6th, 2010
11:45 pm

Absolutely worthless. How many nights will we have to settle for nothing from first base? DFA his sorry a-$-$.

robdawg08

August 7th, 2010
12:07 am

Perfect example Ankiel & Hinske try to pull Lopez and strike out. Infante goes the other way for a single. Damn, just hit the ball the other way…

robdawg08

August 7th, 2010
12:10 am

Can you get Moylan’s ass out of there ?

robdawg08

August 7th, 2010
12:11 am

Is Moylan’s middle name Freebie ?

robdawg08

August 7th, 2010
12:12 am

Can we get a manager ?

robdawg08

August 7th, 2010
12:14 am

Lahoosaher…

robdawg08

August 7th, 2010
12:15 am

Sac fly candidate or homerun candidate as well..

robdawg08

August 7th, 2010
12:16 am

Bobby’s got alzheimers

Chip Shot

August 7th, 2010
12:16 am

i told you crymeariver you would shut up after tonight. a big fat 0-fer for ol Troy wheelchair Glaus.

robdawg08

August 7th, 2010
12:17 am

Gotta love Bobby’s managing style : NONE.

robdawg08

August 7th, 2010
12:19 am

Bobby Cox freaking sucks ! Poor ass managing period.

robdawg08

August 7th, 2010
12:21 am

So now he takes Moylan out ? I’m having flashbacks to Mark Wohlers,Chris Reitsma,hell even Mike Stanton… Take ‘em out AFTER they lose the game…

robdawg08

August 7th, 2010
12:26 am

Can one of you sportswriters grow a pair and ask Bobby why he didn’t take Moylan out after the first walk ? You know like this : “Bobby why didn’t you take Moylan out after the first walk and then you took him out just after he gave up the lead ?

robdawg08

August 7th, 2010
12:27 am

This Wilson guy looks like WWE wrestler Shwan Michaels.

robdawg08

August 7th, 2010
12:29 am

This ump is all over the damn place. High strikes,low strikes,outside strikes,inside strikes.

robdawg08

August 7th, 2010
12:30 am

Its late… Shawn Michaels.

robdawg08

August 7th, 2010
12:32 am

He was dreaming of some guy showering…

robdawg08

August 7th, 2010
12:33 am

This loss goes to Bobby Cox managing period.

Chillahill43

August 7th, 2010
12:43 am

Yep bobby, the new SS, the old man -Omar didn’t really help on the throw tho
and God Awful Glaus – you know the guy were gonna give a few days rest to. Damn Bobby just damn

BravesFAN

August 7th, 2010
12:59 am

Wonder where the hell all those fans are who for the past 2 weeks when I kept getting angry and saying how we wouldnt have the lead playing like this and the phils are gonna catch us who WOULD ALWAYS SAY “dude relax we have a 5.5 game lead, dude chill we have a 4.5 game lead, and so on..Well NOW the lead is down to ONE SINGLE GAME thats right that same lead that was at 7 games not too long ago is down to a single game..Like ive said the past 4 days we will not be leading the nl east NEXT WEEK…This team is a joke take away those bonehead errors that cost us the game and think about the fact we still only managed 2 runs in 11 innings!!! Anybody remember Frank Wren saying were looking to improve especially vs lefties…haha and he went out and got us rick ankiel big help he was tonight…Although I have been saying all week to sit Wags and let Venters close out games I dont think it would have mattered who was pitching for us in the 9th the defense blew it…It was a joke I cant remember the last time we had a 1 run lead and let the other team score 2 runs WITHOUT GIVING UP A HIT WHEN THEY SCORED THOSE RUNS…This offense is weak and wont carry us to even get in the playoffs..Im a diehard braves fan and will be till the day I die but this kinda loss pisses me off more than any huge blowout…

BravesFAN

August 7th, 2010
1:04 am

We gave this game away and at the sametime if ANYBODY thinks we will do ANYTHING in the posteason dont bet on it this team just does not have the offense to put away the best teams in baseball..Im not saying we cant win a series here or there but we dont have the fire power to do it for a full season and the playoffs..The phils are playing with there top 2 offensive players and are STLL gaining ground…Bottom line in the majors if you only score 2 runs a game you shouldnt expect to win…Its a shame for Tommy bc his last two starts he has been unreal he deserves better than what the piece of s**t offense has done for him lately…I have a feeling huddy will be great tmmrw and will win then were gonna loose the last game of the series and walk away with a split…Hope to god Santana shuts the benchplayers from the phillies down tmmrw…Thank you Frank Wren for making a big move that this team needed at the trade deadline…Oh wait you didnt…and im calling it right now this team will not make the playoffs unless Glaus or Heyward and maybe both of them go on hot streaks…Its a shame Bobbys last year and that FO wouldnt put up the dough/prospects to make sure he went out a winner…

BravesFAN

August 7th, 2010
1:09 am

Oh and where was Farnsworth for the 11th I mean we brought him in bc he has such great stuff and was gonna make our bullpen the best in the NL right??? So we let Moylan try and pitch 2 innings and watch him walk batter after batter.. That shows me just about how much faith Bobby has in Farns and how much faith he has in his offense…He was leaving Moylan in hoping to save an arm thinkin he could stretch out Moylan for 2 bc he thought this game my be going on for awhile bc he knows his offense isnt scoring many runs anytime soon…And everybody who wants to cry about my post and brag about our OBP just look at the runrs per game the last 4 series we have played in and thats including this 1…We were 1 right handed power bat away from being the real top dogs all year in the NL east and right now were barely treddin water and are about to go under…..

willie g hates liberty media

August 7th, 2010
6:53 am

YOU ARE RIGHT BRAVES FAN THIS TEAM SUX AND AFTER THIS WEEK THE BRAVES WILL BE IN SECOND THEN THIRD PLACE AND I WILL MAKE MY MONEY AS THE PHILLIES GET THE LOW LIFE METS ,BUT HUDDY SHOULD WIN TODAY HE IS THE ACE OF THIS TEAM.

willie g hates liberty media

August 7th, 2010
6:54 am

the score will be 1-0. today., or 2-1 another nail biter in atlanta , and the phillies will sweep the low life mets .

willie g hates liberty media

August 7th, 2010
6:56 am

the braves have six games left with the phillies but to blow a 6 game lead and the phillies dont have utley in the lineup, and howard my my, the braves are toast.

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