Braves postgame comments after Friday’s loss to Marlins

BOBBY COX

On Hanson’s outing:

“Tonight he wasn’t up, he wasn’t down, he was right in the hitting zone. And he’s got to get the ball down more, it’s as simple as that.”

On what he said to Hanson as he was taking the ball:

“Yeah, I said you’ve got to get the ball down….Every 3-2 count, every 2-0 count, they’re all right there.”

On Hanson (this is what Cox said first, which I’m including so you know it was still Bobby, saying something nice):

“He got too many balls, not up, not down, he does that occasionally, but if you check nine out of his last 10 starts have been on the excellent side. We haven’t gotten him any runs. He’s given up almost nothing.”

TOMMY HANSON

On his outing:

“It pretty much came down to me. I went out there and gave up two homers off the bat and never really got in a groove.”

On his location:

“I’m out there trying to keep the ball down and trying to make pitches and at the same time be aggressive. I left pitches up and they hit them out.”

On what’s been different his last two outings:

“I’m getting behind in the count a little bit and I’m not in attack mode like I was before. Today to start off the game I told myself I’m going back to what I was doing before. I’m going to go out there and attack them and be aggressive. I go out there first pitch – I know the guy is an aggressive hitter – but at the same time, it’s the first pitch of the game. And he hits it out. I really never got in a groove, never got anything going. Definitely a frustrating game. The reason we lost was because I didn’t give us a chance to win.”

BRIAN McCANN

On losing their fourth in a row:

“We just didn’t play good. That’s just the bottom line. We didn’t do anything good. Hopefully we can come back tomorrow and put this behind us and get a win.”

On if the losing streak is a matter of concern:

“No, not it’s not. At all. We’ve just got to keep playing. We’re in a good spot; we just have to find a way to get wins.”

On Hanson’s outing:

“He just left pitches up. We couldn’t really get into a groove. Tommy’s got to establish his fastball; it makes every pitch off that better. He’s got to get outs with his fastballs. They hit the fastball well tonight. Hopefully next time we can have better results.”

93 comments Add your comment

Dave

August 27th, 2010
11:33 pm

JRW7

August 27th, 2010
11:33 pm

Another BRAVES lose! UCH!

Season Jitters

August 27th, 2010
11:33 pm

Always a first time for first.

Pitch numero uno — down the middle, over the fence. Second batter — pitch down the middle, over the fence. Hanson is in over his head and looks overwhelmed. Dude — continue grooving that ball right down Broadway and you’ll continue to get lit up. Maybe you could convert to the outfield like Ankiel has. Or — just start pitching in the 4th inning.

Friday night was an absolutely fantastic night for watching Hanson on TV serve it up to the Marlins thigh high over the middle of the plate — because on cable channel 6 was the Falcons eating up the other Miami team, on channel 47 was some superb women’s tennis, and on channel 54 was AFV. The Falcons (football) and Wozniacki/Dementieva (tennis) ended just before baseball did, but
fortunately AFV carried on to help me through the disaster that the Braves are becoming.

Dave

August 27th, 2010
11:34 pm

and secondly… Did Hinske make any comments? I’d like to hear his excuse for hi little league play out in left tonight.

Reid in EAV

August 27th, 2010
11:35 pm

Late to the ballyard when I tuned in to hear top of the first. At the second HR I almost turned around and headed home. Probably should have.

kwajbraves

August 27th, 2010
11:35 pm

Brian McCann: “We just didn’t play good” I wonder what gave him that impression: the choke in Colorado or the no show effort today.

Charlie Lau

August 27th, 2010
11:40 pm

Still feel good about them Mark?

At least the Braves and Phillies are making sure the wild card team comes from another division.

LAG

August 27th, 2010
11:41 pm

Hanson’s been inconsistent all year Some days his location is great, and then you have tonight. Here’s hoping Roger can fix him during the last few weeks.

Season Jitters – Hanson convert to OF? It worked for Ankiel because he could, at the time, consistently swing a bat even though he couldn’t throw a strike.

gayle

August 27th, 2010
11:42 pm

Four home runs given up by your number two starter. The Braves play better at home? Yeah, big pick up from getting spanked in Colorado.

You've Been Punked

August 27th, 2010
11:43 pm

Dave feels good about anything connected with the Braves as long as it doesn’t involve getting punked by that bully Tim Hudson. Any Griffey sightings??

StuffyChunk

August 27th, 2010
11:43 pm

Rick Ankiel: Is it possible that he’s getting worse? He’s had about 5 hits with the Braves and 1 homerun… Even McClouth had one brilliant moment… But that was it…. F$@:-/ this guy, I want to win this year and he’s not helping. He’s this year’s Greg Norton…without the walks… and probably doesn’t do Bobby’s taxes or whatever that POS was doing to keep his 1 for 57 career going. Ugh.

J-Hey

August 27th, 2010
11:46 pm

On if the losing streak is a matter of concern
“No, not it’s not. At all”

… great to hear. Winning? Losing? Doesn’t matter in the end I guess, they all still go home with a paycheck and in the end that’s all that matters

Mitchell

August 27th, 2010
11:56 pm

Weak.

Pathetic losers.

JonnyVenter'sLeftArm

August 28th, 2010
12:16 am

Looks like the Padres are about to cough it up…

Robert

August 28th, 2010
12:31 am

On what he said to Hanson as he was taking the ball:

“Yeah, I said you’ve got to get the ball down….Every 3-2 count, every 2-0 count, they’re all right there.”

Thats just brilliant. I mean, first of all, maybe if Cox has said this BEFORE he was taking ÍHanson out of the game …….or better yet, done something to CORRECT it

Of course it,s not like this isnt something Hanson doesnt know. Like its not roxket science or brilliant managing to tell your pitchers to not walk people and throw strikes.

Brilliant managing would be – “Hey Tommy I was watching and I think I saw something in your mechanics thats probably the reason youre up in the zone”

Stating the obvious , as in “son you arent gonna have much success getting big league hitters out if everything is grioovin down the middle” is completely useless drivel. I dont need a manager to tell me this, and neither does Hanson.

Robert

August 28th, 2010
12:33 am

The way the Phillie are playing we should be a doyen games up

Largo

August 28th, 2010
12:36 am

These guys have bought the farm. Starters and bull pen both suck. Defense is not that good. Offense has gone from bad to worse. This team is just not good enough. They have been lucky for a little over three months but now it’s over.

Jo-Bu

August 28th, 2010
12:49 am

What we are finding out about Hanson is that, right now, he’s a thrower and not pitcher. He’ll get it but it just might take a season or two at the bigs for him to learn the craft of pitching and the realtime adjustments he needs to make during a game. Maddux, Glavine and Smoltz striggled too and they worked out just fine.

BBUA

August 28th, 2010
1:01 am

I agree with Largo, this really isn’t a very good team. They were winning on pitching and defense, the defense left them a few weeks ago and now the pitching is getting bad. There never was much of an offense. Thank god the Phillies are as bad as the Braves.

Braves should make it to the playoffs but will lose in first round and start preparing for next season.

justin1

August 28th, 2010
1:33 am

I love the Braves, but this just doesnt seem like the team anymore. The team that got us into 1st place is not the same team were throwing out there on a nightly basis. If we really think we can take it all the way with at least 3 blaring holes in our lineup, we’re delusional. You look at the Phills and what theyre putting out. That is a championship team. I dont want to talk them up cuz i still hate them, but when their guys are all on at the same time, its unstoppable. Someones gotta step it up and get some confidence back in these guys. We lost that in Chipper, for all you Chipper bashers.

justin1

August 28th, 2010
1:38 am

Robert, its obvious youve never played any organized sport before. Thats not Bobbys job to “CORRECT” him. Hes just gonna be the guy who pulls you out and “MANAGE” the team. You ever heard of a pitching coach? Bobbys just gonna pull u and tell you why.

mistermak

August 28th, 2010
1:46 am

They are done!! You don’t blow a 9 run lead and get over it. That one will resinate the rest of the year. they are going to out do the Mets the past two years. they will be in 3rd before the 1st of September. and now they send Minor back down. Stupid!!!

LuisG - Win-it-4-Bobby-n-Chipper

August 28th, 2010
1:51 am

{expletive} Phillies win…

LuisG - Win-it-4-Bobby-n-Chipper

August 28th, 2010
1:52 am

mistermak – Minor being sent down made sense, just read the article.

Lobosolo

August 28th, 2010
2:03 am

Any of you jerks have a son playing ball? Any of you a-holes ever play ball yourself? Do any of you have a clue? All of you nimwits that are convinced the Braves are done, or that they suck, please, go root for someone else or go follow a game you have ANY knowledge about. All you p-heads that think you know so much, go apply for the manager’s job, which is open next year. Day in and day out, instead of ROOTING for your team, you just make asinine after asinine statement. As always, you idiots STILL don’t know your butt from third base…

Not An Atlanta Beat Writer or Columnist

August 28th, 2010
2:15 am

I know the last 52 years since 1957 which has resulted in 1 World Series Championship for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves. I also know the last 44 years since 1966 that have resulted in NO World Championships for the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Flames/Thrashers. AND!! The answer is NO!!! A World Championship is not a “pennant.”

Robert

August 28th, 2010
2:16 am

“Robert, its obvious youve never played any organized sport before. Thats not Bobbys job to “CORRECT” him. Hes just gonna be the guy who pulls you out and “MANAGE” the team. You ever heard of a pitching coach? Bobbys just gonna pull u and tell you why.”

First off he doesnt need to give a reason. Hes the boss, thats reason enough

Second – Explain to me the brilliance of recogniying that it might be wise to remove a starter who is getting hit hard and has given up six earnies in five innigs

Third – The manager is also in charge of the coaches no? If the coaches aint doin it, and the manager aint all over the coaches, then the manager is failing

The only thing Cox did to remedy the situation was to take Hanson out – which he did about two runs aftert it was already obvious that Hanson was not effective.

So he acted late to remedy the situation, and offered no way to keep it from happening again in the future. (by not correcting it)

A fat lot of good that did to anyoine except Dan Uggla and Gaby Sanchez

peter nincompoop

August 28th, 2010
2:22 am

This game was just hard to watch. Bad pitching. Bad defense. Severe impatience at the plate facing a guy that averages three or four walks a game. These guys really need to work on fundamentals like hitting a cut off man and backing up behind a throw. Chemistry just seems to be off. All you little leaguers out there watch Ankiel if you want to know how not to take an approach at the plate or how to swing. Let’s hope Bobby gives the guys a good tongue lashing after this one.

Bruce Mac

August 28th, 2010
2:23 am

You stupid Brave homers, that Braves are not funamentally sound and have no chance of winning the East. Bobby can’t be bothered with working hard in spring training and as a result the team cannot bunt, cannot hit behind the runner, cannot hit the cutoff man, it is unbelievable that this team’s fundamentals are this bad. The only thing worse is a DA like Mark Bradley thinking they are good enough to win the East. MB needs a job a Mickey D’s.

I Miss Ted Turner (formerly I Love Derrek Lee)

August 28th, 2010
3:09 am

Hanson sucks.

willie g hates PHILLIES

August 28th, 2010
3:46 am

this team is finished they got rid of chipper due to being stupid in hoston, the trades rae awful the only thing wren did right was GLAUS and his wheels were bad to being with but his heart is there this team has no heart and thats why i bet against these bums my daughter who has cancer tries harder than these overpaid BUMS , PURE BUMS , THEY ALL NEED TO BE FIRED AND MAKE TO WORK IN A ROCK QUARRY FOR A YEAR FOR MINIMUM WAGE BECAUSE THEY ALL SUX.

willie g hates PHILLIES

August 28th, 2010
3:48 am

AND LIBERTY MEDIA I HOPE YOU ALL DIE IN A PLANE CRASH SOME WHERE I DONT CARE ANYMORE. THIS FRANCHISE MEEDS AND OWNERSHIP THAT CARES.

willie g hates PHILLIES

August 28th, 2010
3:49 am

NEEDS AND OWNER THAT CARES , way to go falcons tonight , at least you won a practice game.

fork is in we done

August 28th, 2010
5:07 am

We played bad say McCann yes n so did Hinkles n ankiel n the pitcher the Ball boy the fellow who cleans the urinals after the players leave.I so glad we got Lee from cubs for his leadership is so bad why u think he quit playin in chicago we drove lou to retire…He would been fired but his mommy excuse was good to.Any way bobby look like hemorriod in dugout.Lost no crap in him nose pickin also.Terry Pen. look happy cause his battin style has return to screw us and folks i bet heyward was thinkin i was 4th man in trade with cubs to. That right Jason Hayward is a Cub after this season that Wren idea.also remeber are former shortstop we tradein for Gongo for him.We goof this from the same coward GM who told was a all-star would tell him after all-star where he n Mccann help win Oh by the way u Traded to Jays for a Gongo’s there shortstop….while we have him battin bad one we sent over 300 avg…..Bye Bye Braves Take cox n TP home to farm and bring Lou Pinnlla here

Jesse Stone

August 28th, 2010
6:45 am

Robert- The Braves scored one run. If Cox had taken Hanson out after 8 pitches, we still lose. You talk as though you know everything that happens and is said on the bench and in the clubhouse. Some nights your starter just doesn’t have it. There may not be a glaring flaw in mechanics, Tommy just was not hitting his target.

barnyard

August 28th, 2010
7:18 am

tommy hanson same old song same excuse game over in 1st inning hanson stinks period only scored one run iturned the game off knew they were going to lose get rid of hanson and bring back whats his name from japan

TH FAN 4 LIFE

August 28th, 2010
7:21 am

Jesse that was the smartest comment I have read…it is amazing how you all forget the 9 previous starts of this young man, and I do add this YOUNG man. This is his first pro season and you all expect Cy Young stats. You are all ridiculous and ignorant of the sport.

Charlie

August 28th, 2010
7:28 am

The choke is on. It was only a matter of time. We’ve seen bits and pieces of it coming lately, in the little league defense (Hinske is the latest example). The choke is now full-blown. This team is done. Wren tried to make some deadline trades. It hasn’t helped. Somehow he thinks if had-been players come to Atlanta, that they will be good again…Glaus, Hinske, Ankiel, FarnsworthLESS, Lee, McLouth. Chipper’s out, and Brian McCann is sub-par, with RISP. The right-handed bullpen boys are toast, and the celebrated starters in the pst week have been lousy. In a few days, the losers will be in second place, fighting for a wild-card berth. They will fail. The season will end. Bobby will go home. Billy will put on his cowboy hat, and ride into baseball history. Chipper and and Chris will re-hab. And a couple of un-named Braves will say things like…”No, we just have to play better.” No, we’re alright. It’s just one game. It’s a long season” And (my personal favorite Braves excuse for spitting out a loss) “You just have to tip your cap to THEM.”
Bottom line…Once again, the Braves have found a way to lose.

Ward

August 28th, 2010
7:32 am

It’s the stupid beards………..Brave’s pitchers with beards in the summer and losing since growing them…it’s the beards….

TH FAN 4 LIFE

August 28th, 2010
7:32 am

OHHHH…I must add, you talk about Hanson but you all should be talking more about the defense that has many more years of experience that couldnt catch a fly ball or make a good throw or even better yet put together a string of hits to put us on the board. Hanson said basically it was his fault they lost but get real….9 INNINGS and 9 PLAYERS you can not blame a loss on 1 PITCHER. Keep your head high HANSON your definitely a stud. If the Braves cant appreciate your talent Im sure of the fact Borris will find you a happy home.

Bob Hill

August 28th, 2010
7:34 am

Can any of the Braves outfielders run to the wall and make a jumping catch ala Otis Nixon? And it seems to me that Heyward runs tentatively on the track since he got his dishes rattled earlier this season.

TH FAN 4 LIFE

August 28th, 2010
7:36 am

Hey Ward did you just tune it Hanson has had the beard from the beginning….

TH FAN 4 LIFE

August 28th, 2010
7:38 am

Bob seems easy hugh…run and then catch the ball. No its run wait till it hits the wall then chase it and pick up off the ground… go figure.

Alan 10

August 28th, 2010
7:40 am

I’ve kept my hopes up all year and yet here I am again at the end of the season with everything falling apart, thank god football season is here,it was a relief to watch the Falcons.

bobbymahlon

August 28th, 2010
8:17 am

Why do you people get so upset with people who are just venting their frustrations after a loss. I’m not too sure we can hold on but as long as the players are giving their all I’m behind them 100%. I do worry when I see players like Prado playing hurt play without his usual excitement. The Prado we see out there now is not the Prado we saw before he got hurt.

Henry

August 28th, 2010
8:42 am

The leadership left with Chipper and Glaus .

Steve

August 28th, 2010
8:52 am

Exactly how many playoffs have the Braves been in under Fumbling Frank? Nough said.

tristan

August 28th, 2010
9:05 am

Quotes from Cox: “Look idiots. I am wore down. I am old and I am tired. I am not interested in staying for the playoffs. No matter what the hell I do, the Phillies won’t take the division. I am trying to give it away and they won’t take it. Just watch this losing streak I am about to go on here. They will have to take this division!”

tristan

August 28th, 2010
9:06 am

When is the last ejection for Cox? He surely isn’t as in to the game as he used to be.

Dalmore

August 28th, 2010
9:07 am

The Braves give the distinct feeling that they are just hanging on, counting on the Phillies to out-lose them through the end of the season. It was the same feeling they projected in the Rockies game on Wednesday — just hoping they could maintain a lead until the game ran out. They no longer look like the confident group of winners we saw earlier in the year. Just hanging on now, hoping to reach the end of the season before their lead disappears . . .

Wayne

August 28th, 2010
9:12 am

Looks like Derrick Lee brought the curse along with him. We needed someone with a little fire!

concerned

August 28th, 2010
9:18 am

Braves outfielders “run”?! That’s funny. If the ball is not hit straight to them, they are more likely to run into each other!
Sinking fast…

DoninToccoa

August 28th, 2010
9:28 am

I agree with all these comments

T'VILLE DAWG

August 28th, 2010
9:38 am

This team went into the break 7 games up, they start making trades to replace people and now! This group is working hard to make it appear that they are doing everything to win, it’s tv fiction. It’s all a lie, window dressing. It’s all about money which they say they have, but the best minor leaguer in baseball supposedly is in AAA and they won’t let him have a shot because it would give them 1 less year to control his financial future. WHAT A BUNCH OF HYPOCRITES!!!! They would rather and continue to make questionable trades and getting saddled with more guaranted contracts. Mclost and Kawasaki cost the team 15 million and they are not on the roster. Look around and ask how many of these people traded for will be here next year. Every time I see Adam Wainright’s name in the news I get furious, the org. knew they had a great one 1 or 2 years away, heck I’m surprised Hanson and Hudson are still there.PISSED SIGNING OFF, THE INMATES ARE RUNNING THE ASSYLUM!!!

Ralph

August 28th, 2010
9:58 am

Face it folks, the only reason the braves are in first is a whole bunch of last minute miracles, well we have used up all the miracles and are now left with the same fourth place team we started the season with, Phillies win the division and the Marlins finish second.

Peter

August 28th, 2010
10:18 am

Folks the Braves have made 99 errors this year…….only Washington, and the Cubs have made more.

Nats 101, and the Cubs 103……… Fielding has been horrible, and that is the issue.

The average is 80 per team……..San Diego has made 51, and the Phillies 69…….

I don’t beleive they could win a meaningful series, with the outfield, or current infield they have.

Letting go of Blanco was stupid…..he went 4 for 4 last night, and was a 310 hitter here in Atlanta, and he has stolen 8 bases in KC so far this year……Ankiel is an upgrade…..Farnsworth was an upgrade ?

Bad News Bears is what we have on the field.

Peter

August 28th, 2010
10:24 am

Jesse the Braves are not catching the ball period. They are terrible fundamentally……. that is a coaching flaw.

Booby retiring will be great for this organization, he is a relic of the past, station to station base ball sucks, and is boring, letting Blanco go was a real mistake…….and please get rid of TP…… we suck at clutch hitting, and moving guys along……..

I wonder how many times a guy leads off an inning with a double, and then gets stranded ?

tristan

August 28th, 2010
10:26 am

And another problem is the Braves conditioning program. Why are all of these guys breaking down towards the end of the year. Even the coach has broken down. I understand that the dog days of summer have an effect on the players, but this should be expected. Some of the bat speeds are down substantially. The hustle is gone. Like someone else said, Martin isn’t as excited (and frankly it looks as though he is off the P90x program that he was on with a few extra pounds). McCann is huge again and Diaz has his weight back. These Braves are in horrible shape right now.

Papadawg

August 28th, 2010
10:48 am

It’s not just the loss that concerns me, it’s the look of defeat in the guys eyes toward the end of the game. I haven’t seen that this year

stew

August 28th, 2010
10:50 am

Why can’t we catch a fly ball? Melky runs away from fly balls. Hinske misjudges them. J-Hey doesn’t run hard after them (I think he’s afraid of getting hurt). Ankiel is nothing compared to Andruw. Diaz doesn’t get good jumps on the ball. We have no outfield defense. On the play that Hinske lost the ball in the twilight, the pitch before that was also hit to him foul and he lost that too. Two fly balls on consecutive pitches he lost in the twilight? He then proceeds to throw the ball to nobody. Hinske should only be a pinch hitter. Too many balls are falling at J-Hey’s feet or going over his head without him catching them. He was supposed to be good defensively. Our outfield is in shambles.

Merlin

August 28th, 2010
10:55 am

That was hard to watch. Tommy was in the power hitting zone and the first ball fast ball hitters hurt him early. It looked like the homer caused a vapor lock between his ears. It took him two innings to make any adjustments and 2 innings to forget the adjustments he made.OTOH a consistent offense has been missing for a long time. Personally I’d shuffle the lineup and make the players (Infante and Prado excepted) THINK about their job in the new hole. I’ve seen no evidence Jason is a 2 hole hitter; 3 or 6 hole would be better (hitting sixth his average is 359 -14 games 49 plate appearances) while it’s 275 (in a much larger sample of course) hitting 2nd. Backing Infante and Prado up 1 – 2 means we are more likely to have multiple runners on with no outs when the ‘power’ ‘rbi’ (both have been absent recently) guys come up. Anyway the team needs a shake up. I hope he does it. I don;t expect it but I hope he shocks me.
A few things should be said though I am sure those who should hear them have no intention of admitting they might not might have made an inaccurate analysis.
You do not pull your starting pitcher in the first or second inning on the first game of the home stand unless you have a long man you trust. We don’t. Other options burn the pen too early in the series. If Bobby burns the pen then Huddy gets injured tonight everyone screame that he wasted the pen last night.
McDowell was surely talking with Tommy between innings about fixing his problems. Telling someone to make a change and that person actually do it are different things.
Hinske losing the ball in the twilight should not be a surprise. As long as I can remember players and announcers have said that at a certain time of evening it’s very difficult to follow the flight of the ball when it gets above the stadium. Even the best have lost flies at the Ted and Eric is a mediocre outfielder. There no excuse for his sloppy throw however and he should have been yanked for that ala the Andruw Jones removal for not hustling.
Bobby’s ejections have usually been to protect a player from being tossed.When was the last time a player looked like he cared enough to get tossed? The team is flat and not playing with passion. Bobby has never been a rah rah rah guy. That was left up to the veterans. But, Chipper’s out and the rest are gone. Not sure who’s taking that role now – Huddy perhaps but it’s hard for pitchers to do – but we definitely need visible passion and I don’t see anyone taking that leadership role onto the field. No Passion – No extra hustle – No World Series.

rusty

August 28th, 2010
11:01 am

Sorry, but Hanson really does suck. What’s this nonsense about this being the second game he’s got way behind early? Yeah, second in a row maybe, but we’ve watched him get rocked early at least half a dozen times this season, essentially eliminating his team before they ever have a chance. I’m sick of it. Maybe Boras can find him a club (like the Yankees) that can hang in games where their pitcher gives them a 6 run deficit. Not liking this kid anymore. Package up him and Lowe and get their sorry a@@2@ out of Atlanta!

Papadawg

August 28th, 2010
11:01 am

You may not like McLouith but he is better defensively than what we have right now.

ATLfan15

August 28th, 2010
11:04 am

@Merlin: Well said. The team looks different now than a couple of months ago. I hope they can it together…and soon.

Flatsdawg1

August 28th, 2010
11:05 am

Sometimes I’m amazed these braves are in first, granted they wont be in a couple of days….. but I mean the biggest loss I’ve ever seen in Colorado was like a hot air balloon getiing hit by a freaking pteradactyl. Chipper better get in the locker room and give em a knute rockne speech or these braves are gonna be 5 games out in week or two. Does anyone else think Derek Lee is like done with baseball? I think Ive seen him go 1 for 44 or something with many non contact at- bats? This is the worst type of team to watch. I mean everybody in the NL has better offense and we live and die by our pitching and late game heroics. If we get down 4 or 5 runs , well , the game is over. The defense is the worst ive ever seen the braves have and like I said It’s amazing….

Bigwheel

August 28th, 2010
11:33 am

This teams playoff chances were left on the infield in Houston.

bobby

August 28th, 2010
11:35 am

The braves are fundamentally the worst team in baseball. Whose fault is that? 2 guesses and the first one doesn’t count. BC should have worked them in spring training until they learned them. Can’t bunt, can’t move runners up, bad throws. Look like the 1962 Mets.

Flatsdawg1

August 28th, 2010
11:39 am

I mean we all love the Braves and I’m behind em’ every step of the way, but seriously, they have to find a way to forget about the recent games behind them and play like the team that got them here. They can still do it.

Lobosolo

August 28th, 2010
11:44 am

1 day later and you people still SUCK as fans… Go away and root for somebody else if the Braves hurt your idiocy so much… GO AWAY… Go join a baseball league (there are plenty for all ages) and show the world how it’s done…

Carroll Rogers

August 28th, 2010
11:51 am

top of the morning to you. I can see everybody woke up on the right side of the bed today…..(ahem)

TOMY FOURNIER

August 28th, 2010
12:07 pm

NOTHING….THEY ARE THE WORST TEAM…THAT’S ALL!!!

Flatsdawg1

August 28th, 2010
12:14 pm

Yea Carroll, Some may be experiencing alcohol and Braves loss hangovers, but probably mostly alcohol. lol

Flatsdawg1

August 28th, 2010
12:19 pm

Hey My beer is half full, (ahem) I mean the one I will have tonight, not the one i may be currently drinking with my eggs and bacon……

Peter

August 28th, 2010
12:27 pm

OK Carroll say something that will tell us the Braves can field ?

We have an out of shape old club that plays station to station ball waiting for the home run.

No excitement, zero speed, and they can’t move a runner along after a lead off doubel.

Tell us why you are optimistic ?

Tell us after 99 errors, why we can win a series against a team like the padres who have only made 51 errors, how we win ?

Peter

August 28th, 2010
12:30 pm

Has anyone noticed our record…….. we have the worst record of all the first place teams…….meaning say we actually do get to the playoffs……. we play an away series.

Is that something to get excited about ?

Largo

August 28th, 2010
12:34 pm

Put Carroll in center field, she would be an upgrade over Ankiel.

Johnny3Steps

August 28th, 2010
12:36 pm

HANSON pitched like my GRAND-MAW

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JMOR

August 28th, 2010
1:07 pm

What has happened to Tommy Hanson’s velocity? He was throwing 95-96 earlier in the year and now 91-92…He gets hit hard when he is not in the mid 90’s with his fastball, and his breaking balls now seem to hang in the hitting zone. He looks like a differenc pitcher in the second half.

NEW CARS

August 28th, 2010
1:21 pm

Good to see all the trolls are out…Off the P90X…do you really think that Prado is doing P90x during the season you clown…The fielding is a concern, but every team goes through little slumps and hopefully we can end this one tonight..Would like to see Lee and McCann start to hit…

Carroll Rogers

August 28th, 2010
1:23 pm

Largo, don’t pick on the girl, especially not on a blog that a girl is writing…..besides, I can run. So center field might make sense.

Mark Duncan

August 28th, 2010
1:51 pm

I wrote on here two days ago about Hanson setting the tone for the series and rest of the season. Now it’s up to Hudson. This is starting to remind me of 1982 when the Braves lost 19 of 21 and let the Dodgers back in the race. Needing a win on the last day of the season they lost yet won the West when Joe Morgan hit a HR off Terry Forster(then with the Dodgers). The point is that they can still win this thing but they need to wake up. Quick. Someone take the lead and carry the team into the playoffs where the best team does not always win. As we Braves fans know all to well.

Carroll Rogers

August 28th, 2010
2:24 pm

Braves lineup: 1. Infante 2B, 2. Heyward RF, 3. Prado 3B, 4. McCann C, 5. Lee 1B, 6. Diaz LF, 7. Gonzalez SS, 8. Cabrera CF, 9. Hudson P

Peter

August 28th, 2010
2:46 pm

Carrol I think the blogger was serious…..Ankiel sucks.

Joe Adcock

August 28th, 2010
3:58 pm

The reason the Braves were so consistently good in the 90’s is that their pitchers were so consistently good. They rarely lost more than two in a row, because if Glavine had an off night, Smoltz or Maddox or Avery or Millwood or would come back and set things right. The staff was just too good to let things get out of hand. I’m not at all sure I’m seeing that kind of consistency out of this Braves’ staff.

hootdaddy-21

August 28th, 2010
4:55 pm

OMG, still keeping two definite outs in the middle of the lineup. Can’t believe he hasn’t learned his lesson.

Steve

August 28th, 2010
5:11 pm

Still no Freeman? First base is supposed to be a position that is a run producer. Guess Fumbling Frank doesn’t understand that aspect of the game.

Thomas

August 28th, 2010
6:03 pm

The Braves will bounce back, but this Marlins team could be dangerous.
Losing to the Marlins does not end the season sometimes a team just have your number and for us it is the Marlins and Nationals.

Confounded

August 28th, 2010
6:09 pm

Seems to me the whole chemistry of this team changed with the trade of Blanco for Ankiel and that snot nosed pitcher, “Farnsworth”. Ankiel can’t hit anything thrown his way and Farnsworthless can’t throw anything that isn’t hitable! Blanco was playing better both ways (offensively and defensively) than Ankiel in center and KC threw in their worst pitcher as a joke. We got had by KC on this trade!

Season Jitters

August 28th, 2010
6:12 pm

Since Prado’s come back from the DL he’s batted 3rd, but I think that’s a problem. He was absolutely on fire as leadoff earlier in the season because he took that role as though the position was created just for him — and he batted with authority. He relished that job. I don’t see that now. I believe he’s deflated.

I propose 1. Prado 2. Infante 3. Gonzalez — they’ve got what it takes to spark things.. As for the rest of the lineup, it isn’t going to matter except perhaps for Heyward, he may be able to handle 4th, cleanup. But Lee, being the new guy and doing ab-so-lute-ly zilch needs to move down to 6, 7, 8 — let him earn a higher place. Right now, I have NO

Season Jitters

August 28th, 2010
6:14 pm

(oops — hit the wrong key and sent too soon )

Right now, I have NO faith in McCann. He’s hitting cleanup. This team has no cleanup hitter.

Kj

August 28th, 2010
6:46 pm

Wow! Wonder how Huddy feels knowing he’s may have to throw at least eight shutout innings tonight for this team to have a chance right now…the other eight players need to Man-Up!

Dorothy Davis

August 29th, 2010
12:06 pm

ATTENTION: To Brian and Tommy Hanson: The reason they hit Tommy was the pitch’s were right down the middle and up! Hello! Please get Tommy some mental health help before he kills the season for the team! He is not ready for the Bigs. We know he has the mechanical ability, just not the mental ability, and we have seen many pitchers go down with that syndrome.

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