12:49 pm March 31, 2011, by David O'Brien
BamaDude @ #1CowCollege AL
March 31st, 20113:28 pm
@ O.J. ,,,some people will still moan and complain …
Dan Kolb's Mom
I wish Diaz was in center. I really liked Matty. But I’m sure Nate will be hitting around .700 by the end of the week.
*coughs, looks away*
Coming up next.
Josh Smith For 3
Yeah let’s just throw in the towel on Nate because he went 0-4. While we’re at it, let’s scrap Prado and Uggla and just start Brooks and Hinske.
One game does not a season make. Let’s see how the late-inning relief pitching does.
Freddie with the glove. He will need a closet full with Lowe, Hudson, and JJ pitching this year. He may also need some knee pads and yoga classes with Uggla and Gonzalez feeding him balls.
Rick Ankiel Looks Like A Pornstar
Put Brooks Conrad in at 2nd for defense in the 9th!
Hang in there….It’s not over….Braves may still lose… I know you hope so…It’s not fun to complain about Nate, Chipper, Lowe when the Braves win!!
I don’t like Burnett.
March 31st, 20113:29 pm
Kimbrel warming in Braves’ bullpen
let’s go Hoss !
Kimbrel will blow it.
If Prado had a career year in 2010, why were his slash numbers better in 2009?
Great start for Chipper today…. Nate….not so much
Chipper single up the middle!!!
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
good stuff, keep it going Mac..how about Uggla to HR??
March 31st, 20113:30 pm
terrible weather for hitting, folks. Cold weather tends to favor the pitchers.
Good to see Fish in a jovial mood today…
How about googely-eyes in the 7th? Moylan looked awesome.
At a boy chip
Please burn this ‘Net…errrr…Nat!
chip looks real good
I agree with that 3:26 Brian. I think Freddie was just protecting them both by talking about the committee approach. Keep the pressure off em…
Powder Blue (formerly "I Miss Ted Turner")
Old #10 still getting it done.
March 31st, 20113:31 pm
FB: great positivity
Atta Boy Chipper.
Why does Gameday think that Brian McCann bats righty?
March 31st, 20113:32 pm
Geez, I guess we can expect trolls to P and moan after every single out any Braves batter makes this year, based on this thread.
Trolls – STFU
oh well …
BMac fouls off three 1-2 pitches, then hits into a 1-6-3 DP…
the rookie closer is going to get thrown in right away. i hope he is ready.
If he wasn’t ready, he wouldn’t be in the majors. I hope he’s ready to get three outs before he and his team gives up 2 runs!
When is soon enough, if not “right away”? Maybe they should save him for Game 10 or 15 or 20 of the season.
This is the deciding game of the World Series.
All we have to do is get three more outs, folks.
March 31st, 20113:33 pm
Don’t be shocked if Burnett winds up being the Nats’ closer. Nasty stuff this spring.
where did Nick go this year? sure do miss his input… SIGH
May we have a double Mr. Uggla?
Aight… let’s go Uggla.
excuses, excuses…it’s cold….just hit the ball….apparently chipper can manage a few hits in the bitter cold….isn’t he damn near 40? gimme a break on it’s cold….
You know, I was really starting to worry we hadn’t scored enough runs but I’m thinking now all we ever needed was one.
Not that I would have a problem with BMac jacking one out right here.
But let’s face it, if Kimbrel throws anything like Johnny Venters just did it’s ovah.
Chipper and McCann have two hits apiece; Heyward’s homer is only other hit for Braves
March 31st, 20113:34 pm
so close Dan
almost called it
if kimbrel can get the ball over, it’s over….here’s hoping…
P-Town Brave ©
Nice to see you picked my comment out of all of them David
Yeah, I do…its not as though Livan is a world beater…hell, the guy’s career record is just 5 games above .500.
If I can go out and not get paid and do it, they should be able to….yeah, maybe its just not their day though….at least not hitting….
But thats why we have DLowe and the pen we have!
Uggla just misses a double down the left field line…
Chop Chop being Chop Chop.
But only once…
Nats have barely over 100 pitches…we sure aren’t making their pitchers work much today.
But it’s still 2-0 Braves, which is all that’s really important right now.
March 31st, 20113:35 pm
Uggla has some guns on him !
Too bad all those brick walls are on my other computer.
Uggla….. BUST!!……………j/k……I’ll give him a couple of more games to right the ship.
Nice rope just foul from Uggly
lets get er done Kimbrel this is big
Uggla strikes out to end the top of the 9th…
I’m having all sorts of problems with my Gameday audio today. I’m stuck listening to the Nat’s broadcasters because I can’t get the ATL feed and one of their guys has one of those fake radio voices. I can’t stand it!
Let’s go Braves.
Shut the door.
To be fair, if the weather was 80 degrees the 3 balls hit to the warning track would be homers. It science.
March 31st, 20113:36 pm
3 more outs…Lets do this Bravos!
…and an ugly swing for the third out. Let’s go kid, close ‘em out.
I hope kimbrel isn’t wild today because of the cold.
Kimbrel in to pitch ninth
I’d let you borrow mine but it’s already a little dinged up…and it’s currently in use. Sorry
someone else just called Uggla Ugly…that’s not nice….don’t offend the righteous on here…
just close it out Craig !!!!
come on Kimbrel. This closer situation has me worried.
March 31st, 20113:37 pm
With Kimbrel, it’s all about throwing strikes. Just can’t walk guys in the ninth inning.
baxter my little gentleman
guess we’ll see real quick if this kid can handle it
If the weather was good… Nate would be 4/4 with two homers….Hang in there Nate
Worth mentioning that batting McLouth 2nd and Heyward 6th is likely to cost the team a Heyward plate apperance this game.
But again, we are winning, so it’s really kind of unimportant right now.
Weather like this in the playoffs. You must hit in that kind of weather !
his wildness knows no coldness…
Come on Kimbrel.
3 outs. All we need.
If the Braves don’t win the World Series today, I’m going to
If they do win it, I’m gonna
Kimbrel still a rook ?
Dan Kolb’s mom is worried about the closer spot?
That’s saying something.
I have to admit, I’m a little worried.
Come on CK.
March 31st, 20113:38 pm
A serious test here for our new co-closer.
no walks. no beanballs. come on kid.
I really hope Fredi doesn’t keep this whole closer thing open…
I like Venters in the 8th and Kimbrel in the 9th…
deb: you talking about at bat app??
yall get the update for at bat they added a ballpark section
RC, maybe someone should keep up with that all season. You know, someone who is “watching the games.”
What time does the game start?
Mix and match, who are you kidding Freddy? No lefties in the 8th, and you pitched Venters, two lefties in the 9th and it’s Kimbrell.
Not judging I would have don the same thing
and we normally don’t hit in the playoffs….fact, not negativity….
Hey, I know a little something about lousy closers.
Kimbrel falls behind LaRoche 3-1…
Nova Scotia Steve
I’m a little nervous….what’s up with that…
Plus co-closer is about the dumbest thing since the word “platoon”
getting worried now !
I would have stuck with Johnny.
March 31st, 20113:39 pm
chased ball 4 there
Right the ship? It’s still idling in the channel broseph.
that’s one !!
LaRoche flies to Marteeen!!! One down…
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