Lee likely out Sunday with mild side strain

Derrek Lee left Saturday’s game in the fourth inning with a mild strain in his right side. Manager Bobby Cox said afterward that he would likely rest Lee Sunday but he should be OK to return on Monday against the Mets.

“I don’t think it’s too bad,” Cox said. ” We had a six-run lead at the time. We all know six runs sometimes dissipates quickly but it was a good time for him to go ahead and get it treated and take the night off and maybe tomorrow.”

Cox said trainers don’t believe it’s an oblique strain, which is considered more serious.

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addy

August 28th, 2010
11:50 pm

Frank from KS (now living in CO)

August 28th, 2010
11:51 pm

I swear, can we just send his %$# back to the Cubs?

FREEtheMAN!!!!

August 28th, 2010
11:53 pm

Freeman needs to join the ballclub. That is all.

JD

August 29th, 2010
12:07 am

HEY – Where’s DOB???

TheWad

August 29th, 2010
12:07 am

Freeman now!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hinske has had a terrible year since the beginning of May when he began to be a starter more often. The more he has played the less productive he has been. Glaus needs to retire. And now Lee can`t stand up. Tell me the newest excuse for not bringing up Freeman tommorrow?

J-Hey

August 29th, 2010
1:49 am

they’ll be lucky if he’s productive before the end of the year (and giving up 3 prospects for an unproductive bat could definitely be considered a bust on Wren’s part)

Ted's Head

August 29th, 2010
2:18 am

Derrek Lee looks as tired as Glaus…FREE FREDDIE FREEMAN!

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HATinGA

August 29th, 2010
5:40 am

Glaus is batting 500 with 3 hr and a bunch of rbi in the minors, his bat was just starting to get hot when they sent him down, when he gets hot he gets very hot, get him up and get him in the lineup somwere!!

Reggie

August 29th, 2010
6:32 am

If Troy’s bat was starting to get hot they would not have sent him down to begin with. His double plays to hits ratio was like 3 to 1. Three double plays for every one hit. Enough about Glaus hopefully getting hot and Lee hopefully finding his stroke, the answer to the question has always been here…Freddie Freeman

Toots

August 29th, 2010
7:13 am

Toots

August 29th, 2010
7:10 am
A rare phenomen (sic) last night.. The manager managed the game for a change. We have a great bench and he took advantage of the lead…. unlike in Colorado. Bench players are hungry for at bats, wanting to prove they can play.. Good game all around. Huddy was terrific.

jack

August 29th, 2010
7:41 am

same here, send Him back to Chi-town, come on down Freddie!

robdawg08

August 29th, 2010
8:00 am

How did Derrek lee lose his swing so fast ? He was MVP-type just 2 years ago. I guess coming off the roids kills careers ?

robdawg08

August 29th, 2010
8:02 am

How can this be “DOB’s” blog when he’s a part time blogger ? Schultz,Bradley,etc. all post themselves. Only DOB has a fill-in…

robdawg08

August 29th, 2010
8:03 am

DOB sub contracts out his blogs…

robdawg08

August 29th, 2010
8:05 am

Only the Braves would keep a red hot rookie (Freeman) in the minors with a veteran (Lee) struggling at the same position (1B)…

Biff Pocoroba

August 29th, 2010
8:31 am

DOB is in Gwinnett until he can get his pen stroke back. He will probably be called up after September 1 when the AJC expands their rosters.

avocado

August 29th, 2010
8:38 am

Trade LEE for JAVIER VAZQUEZ !

paulie

August 29th, 2010
9:13 am

you will all get your wish very soon with the sept callups….now give it a rest!

HorneeWabbit

August 29th, 2010
9:17 am

I.Q. level here, off the charts.

Rufino Linares

August 29th, 2010
9:19 am

Wren did not give up 3 “prospects” to get Lee. He gave up maybe 1 “prospect”, and 2 guys who are a dime-a-dozen.

Milt Famey

August 29th, 2010
9:47 am

Rufino, where have you been? Weren’t you one of the guys I walked with the bases loaded on that infamous night?

Castrologist

August 29th, 2010
10:05 am

Good point Rufino.

Braves fans, settle down with the Lee bashing. He is gonna be key down the stretch. It is great that we are in first and have gotten little from him yet. He did hit the tarnation out of the ball one time last night. It is too early to tell about this trade. Let’s go Lee, take your day off and come back ready to rake!

http://castrologist.tumblr.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh8SRXatDLA

BravesfaninWis

August 29th, 2010
10:46 am

I have to assume that we lose this game today and the series. With the Cy Young candidate Johnson going for the Marlins and the over paid not worth a crap Derek Lowe going for the Braves, it just doesn’t make sense that the Braves win this game.

BBUA

August 29th, 2010
10:53 am

Definition of fair weather friend – Braves Fans

When Freeman is called up he better continue his hot hitting, otherwise you guys will call him a loser and ask why in the world he was called up in the first place.

Brazil Boy

August 29th, 2010
10:58 am

@BBUA

Couldn’t have said it better!

Merlin

August 29th, 2010
11:18 am

Well I see we are a joyous bunch again this morning. Having beaten the tar out of Florida last we the gloom merchants are immediately predicting a loss today. We lose they moan, we win the moan loudly that it was a mistake and we’re gonna lose. My daddy was a long suffering ever optimistic Cub fan he saw management by committee, the trade of Lou Brock and numerous other blunders and was never this pessimistic. He’ say “you guys would complain if you were hung with a new rope.”
Why can’t the chatter be that the bats woke up, everybody hit, the bullpen was rested and we held our division lead – you know the lead we’ve had for months – now let’s do that again! You’re not acting like fans you’re acting like Andy Rooney complaining because his Rolex is too shiny.
Bobby’s not getting fired today.
TP isn’t either
D Lee will hit. His glove has saved extra base hits for us that Troy would have watched go by. While Freddie might well have saved them as well he’s not here yet. He will get his chance probably starting at 1st on April 1 2011. Using the anti-Lee logic shown here it follows that any first baseman who’s 2-25 should be released in favor of Freddie. Ryan Howard is 2-25 so he must go too right?
I’m not a fan of D Lowe as the Ace/stopper but he’s as good (over paid yes) a number 3/4 starter as there is. He’s started 27 games and given us 190 innings or so and if we’d simply scored 4 runs in 5 of his losses he’d be 16 -7 and everyone would be praising him. The message; give him some early runs he might just win.
Meanwhile Johnson has been less than majestic. In His last 4 starts he’s 1-1 with a 4.74 era, the last two games were the Mets and Pittsburgh. He’s not unbeatable.
How about some positive energy here?

steve

August 29th, 2010
11:36 am

We keep trading for old over the hill type players(Glaus, Lee) when we have a young Freeman that is more then likely better and has proven he deserves a shot like Heyward has gotten, not Freddys fault we have too many left handed hitters because that seems to be the only reason why he has not been promoted. The thing that bothers me the most is how the Marlins keep bringing up minor league players that can hit, is it because they have better teachers or just better at drafting hitters then we are?

welikebaseball2

August 29th, 2010
11:41 am

Well-said Merlin. Goodness, Lee has been a Brave for all of what…2 weeks? And folks are already screaming “send him back to Chicago?” Wow. Mark my words, Lee will indeed hit. We need to be concerned about the guys that have been here all season & can’t seem to move runners over or hit with guys in scoring position. I guess people always have to have a scapegoat…which is fine, as long as it’s informed/logical.

Mark Duncan

August 29th, 2010
11:48 am

Great game from Hudson and now Lowe needs to step up. I’ve always thought the Marlins have been to cocky for their own good and it would be great for the Braves to take it to them today and for how many games they have left with them. Make sure they leave knowing who the first place team is.

JD

August 29th, 2010
11:50 am

@biffpocoroba – LOL, nice….

rayk

August 29th, 2010
11:54 am

none of the trades have helped the Braves so far. i didn’t see any other team trade 3 prospects of any level for a veteran. Glaus used to be good also. the fact that Lee won some MVPs before doesn’t help him now.
Roy Clark probaly got tired of nickling and diming draft picks and seeing prospects they did sign given away

Flatsdawg1

August 29th, 2010
11:56 am

The lee trade looked good except anyone who needs a shot as if they are having a baby raises up a red flag, which is why they traded him. It’s a long shot he’s ever healthy enough to hit the ball. Hopefully they will rest him for a week or two and bring freeman up.

Merlin

August 29th, 2010
12:10 pm

rayk – the young players traded for Lee were only prospects in the way every minor league player is a prospect. We gave up almost nothing and got a gold glove first baseman who will hit. Teams trade prospects for veterans all the time; the Rangers gave up two pitchers for Jorge Cantu, cash plus Chris Ray for Benji Molina etc. It happens regularly and more so at the deadline and during waivers.
I ma not a fan of most of Wren’s trades but this one I did like because it improved defense and added a proven player during the stretch run. Let’s give him more than a few games shall we?

mike lum

August 29th, 2010
12:20 pm

BTW, methinks Javy Vasquez has fallen on hard times in New York. The Yankees might take you up on the Lee for Vasquez offer. Nice that there are a few sensible Braves fans out

Freeman is hot right now, but he doesn’t project out as a .325 hitter at the major league level. He’ll surely get his chance, and when he’s not the second-coming of Hank Aaron, plenty of you will complain.

jim

August 29th, 2010
12:43 pm

The problem with the “let’s give him a few games” argument is that there are only 33 games left. Lee will not be a Brave next year, and his only value to the club is what he can contribute right now. The Lee side strain gave the team a chance to call up Freeman and play him for a couple of games while Lee rests. Hinske woke up against a mediocre pen last night, but he has been a bench player for the last few years for a reason. He is not good enough to be a starter. We could send Diory to the GCL for a few days to keep Minor company, activate Freeman, give Lee a couple days of rest, and see if he becomes our Wally Pip.

cattle dawg

August 29th, 2010
12:50 pm

Braves win , phils lose. Thats how I see it today. I say braves put up 6 runs today, but can we hold them to 5?

jim

August 29th, 2010
12:51 pm

If Freeman “projects out” to be a 280 hitter with 20 HR and 80 RBIs that’s better than what we are getting right now. Hurricane Bob Hazle did not project out to be a major league talent when he was called up in 1957, but the Braves asked there ML director not who’s best, but who’s hottest. Hazle hit 400 the rest of the season and helped the Braves become Worlde Champs. Charles Thomas was a fringe ML prospect when he arrived in 2005, but we would not have won the division that year without him. Freeman “projects” to be a much better talent than either of those two and he is hot. He could give the team a shot in the arm similar to what Ike Davis did for the Mets when they first called him up, or he could go 2 -20, but that would not be any less productive than what we are seeing now.

Merlin

August 29th, 2010
1:05 pm

jim – GCL ended Saturday. Can’t send him there and Minor is back

jim

August 29th, 2010
1:20 pm

Merlin,
I thought it ended today, but we could send him to Danville or one of the other leagues that end early. Even if he can’t come back until 9/7, would we miss him? Between Conrad, Hinske, and the regulars, we could handle a short term emergency in the infield, and if there were a more serious injury that required a trip to the DL, we could have Diory back the next day.

Justafan

August 29th, 2010
1:43 pm

How many will we give up today in 1st.

Merlin

August 29th, 2010
1:43 pm

Jim – I don’t think we’d miss him either. I think Bobby likes him though so I suspect he stays

Merlin

August 29th, 2010
1:44 pm

well.. at least 3 after a strike call missed.. no excuse for giving him a cookie though

rusty

August 29th, 2010
1:45 pm

My god, can we just cut Lowe already??!!

southern hope

August 29th, 2010
1:45 pm

Merlin, great note at 11:18.

beaves70

August 29th, 2010
1:46 pm

Rufino: How is life on the other side? Sadly you left us when you were killed in an accident in 1998. You were always one of my favorites.

http://thedeadballera.com/Obits/Obits_L/Linares.Rufino.Obit.html

Justafan

August 29th, 2010
1:48 pm

Wren really screwed up signing LOWE to a Big Contract…the guy has batting practice stuff.

Justafan

August 29th, 2010
1:51 pm

Good day “This Sucks”

Merlin

August 29th, 2010
1:58 pm

That shoulda been picked by Sanchez. Uggla threw badly but Sanchez didn’t pick him up — Thankfully

welikebaseball2

August 29th, 2010
2:03 pm

Not trying to be negative, but…

Vintage Derek Lowe. A couple good games in a row, then proceeds to pitch us right out of the next 3 or 4. And before some of you start yelling about his “lack of run support,” that doesn’t change the fact that he’s an inconsistent 2nd starter making top-of-the-rotation-guy money. And no, I wouldn’t be complaining if it weren’t for his salary. Well, a little, but not this much :-) .

Sam Fossela

August 29th, 2010
2:06 pm

Way to work the count there “A-Gon”!

Bravesfan

August 29th, 2010
2:08 pm

Doesn’t matter it’s not like Lee has done a damn thing to help this team yet AT ALL

Merlin

August 29th, 2010
2:10 pm

welikebaseball2 – would your displeasure be better direct at Wren? He didn;t have to give him the extra year or 15 mil he was just stung after losing Burnette (thankfully) and Furcal and wasn’t going to look bad again.. well wasn’t going to lose again — ego over logic

Bravesfan

August 29th, 2010
2:12 pm

I can’t wait till lowe and his 15 mill a yr contract is off the books sucha waste

Bravesfan

August 29th, 2010
2:13 pm

Here comes the worst hitting everyday player in the majors Rick ankiel

Bravesfan

August 29th, 2010
2:14 pm

Is he worse than Nate the great?

welikebaseball2

August 29th, 2010
2:22 pm

Merlin: Good point. Definitely directed more at Wren than Lowe. He’s rolled the dice on a few guys this year & won. His overall win/loss percentage as Braves’ GM leaves a bit to be desired though (Lowe, Kawakami, McLouth, Kotchman, etc.).

Merlin

August 29th, 2010
2:26 pm

Rookie umpires should not be in pennant races. The guy in DC tossed Zimmerman for no reason then tossed Howard a few nights later for no reason then this guy

mike mangan

August 29th, 2010
2:26 pm

Enter your comments here Is it just me or is D.Lee the second coming of loaf from last year only from the right side of the plate?

welikebaseball2

August 29th, 2010
2:31 pm

Pitching us right out of the game. One more batter then pull him. 4 runs down is doable. 6 or 7…not so much.

mike mangan

August 29th, 2010
2:38 pm

Lowe has got to go.How many times can Chip and Joe say how great Lowe is or has been over the years.Key line Has Been!! where is Mike Minor when you need him?Twelve whiffs and a ticket back to the minor leagues…give us a braek …We all know Lowe is a stiff. make MikeMinor your number four starter and see if anyone would make a waiver claim on Lowe..D.Lee and D.Lowe both must go!!!!

Sam Fossela

August 29th, 2010
2:45 pm

Fatty strikes again!

Say so long to 1st place

August 29th, 2010
3:26 pm

I would just like to see some consistent play form the Braves, especially on offense.

StuffyChunk

August 29th, 2010
4:10 pm

I’m so dissappointed. I think Chipper, Medlin, and Glaus are too much to miss ( none of these guys, save perhaps Jones, I would have thought at the start of the season. We are just not consistent. I love B-Mac, but don’t get the “born leader” feel from him. He just is…. And the guys I know are ALWAYS trying their hearts out, such as Diaz and Conrad, have all the heart and sometimes not enough head and are not as talented as I wished. I think they could use someone on the field who is getting it done day in and day out. That brings me to Prado & Infante who have been great mostly all year… But they seem to me like they are carrying too much weight and they should be those guys who are always on, but not expected to drive in all the others with homers. I understand why we brought in Lee, but unless he steps up immediately we are in trouble. I also think that Glaus needs to come back because he was a big part of the picture… 1/2 the reason they are in position and then you send him down w/ no real commitment to return him…That’s just low. I say we make it with what got us here, or not at all. I have no time for caring about some of these new faces. I’ll bet nobody feels comfortable with that in the clubhouse. Instead they have to put in a smile for Ankiel while he goes 0 for Ever.

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