Reliever Gearrin up from Triple-A (UPDATED)

SAN FRANCISCO – When Cory Gearrin found out Thursday night he’d been called to the big leagues, the excited Braves reliever dashed a few blocks to a Men’s Wearhouse in Norfolk, Va., five minutes before they closed.

He had to get a blazer to meet the Braves’ major league travel dress code before his flight to San Francisco early Friday.

To bolster a fatigued bullpen, the Braves called up the sidearmer from Triple-A Gwinnett, optioning backup outfielder Matt Young to Gwinnett to open a spot. Gearrin was at AT&T Park and ready Friday, it not exactly rested.

“I woke up at about 3:45 this morning,” said the Chattanooga native, smiling as he told the story of how Gwinnett manager Dave Brundage messed with him for a while on the phone call Thursday before breaking the news that he’d been summoned by the big club.

“I was on the phone talking to [family and friends] all night,” Gearrin said before Friday’s series opener against the Giants. “It was pretty tough to try to get to sleep. I slept a little bit at the hotel and then I slept a pretty good amount today on the plane.”

He was running on adrenaline.

“Yeah, and it’s not going to go away, either,” Gearrin said. “It’s pretty exciting.”

It’s the first major-league callup for the 25-year-old from Chattanooga. His mother, Geri, and sister, Cayce, hurriedly booked a flight to be at Friday’s game. Gearrin said his dad couldn’t get out of commitments at work and in his side job as an umpire.

The move was necessary after relievers pitched 10-1/3 innings in the past two days against the  Dodgers, including 5-1/3 innings in Wednesday’s 12-inning loss.

Cristhian Martinez pitched in three consecutive games and gave up homers in the past two, including a game-ending two-run shot by Matt Kemp in the 12th inning.

Veteran setup man Peter Moylan is on the disabled list with a bulging disc, which has forced the Braves to use some relievers in situations they wouldn’t normally.

Setup man Jonny Venters was rested Wednesday and Thursday because of what he and the Braves said was mild muscle soreness in his upper left (pitching) arm.

Gearrin has a 2.61 ERA in six appearances for Gwinnett, with 10 hits, four walks and eight strikeouts in 10-1/3 innings. He pitched 80-1/3 innings in 52 relief appearances for Gwinnett in 2009, posting a 3.36 ERA and 66 strikeouts.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez said the Braves also consider Stephen Marek, Juan Abreu and Anthony Varvaro, with Marek a “close second” in the decision.

“He has thrown multiple innings in the minor leagues,” Gonzalez said of Gearrin. “He can help us get people out. We’ll use him.”

The Braves now have 13 pitchers on the 25-man roster, but plan to return to 12 pitchers after the 10-game trip ends Wednesday in San Diego.

161 comments Add your comment

kwajbraves

April 22nd, 2011
12:33 pm

Go and get them CG.

Dan Kolb

April 22nd, 2011
12:33 pm

First! Kudos!

kwajbraves

April 22nd, 2011
12:34 pm

Get them CG. Congrats

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glacialspeed

April 22nd, 2011
12:36 pm

Gotta be for Linebrink or Sherrill. Those dudes are mad sketchy.

Brandon

April 22nd, 2011
12:40 pm

@glacialspeed. i love your comment.lol

Virginia Brave

April 22nd, 2011
12:41 pm

Can someone please explain why we did not walk Kemp in the 12th? I miss Bobby Cox.

PMC

April 22nd, 2011
12:44 pm

bring em all up, let linebrink and sherrill go out to pasture.

PMC

April 22nd, 2011
12:45 pm

or use the freaking starters for longer. They get 5 days off after all.

Vito Corleone

April 22nd, 2011
12:51 pm

I thought the game, in the last few innings, was mismanaged too. I won’t go over all the miscues, you guys saw the game and can form your own opinions. People are starting to realize how good Bobby Cox was.

However, the real problem has been this pathetic offense. I really thought we would be stong offensively this year from the git go. Heyward has been a major disappointment (hey Jason-guess what-they are throwing everything inside to you!!!–adjust!!) …..and I am sick of hearing the excuse about Uggla being a “slow starter”–I mean what is spring ball for anyway?? McOut still can’t deliver in key situations (man he has a long swing for a little guy). One exception has been Freeman, who has been gaining confidence.

Ebenezer Snerdberg

April 22nd, 2011
12:51 pm

Virginia Brave…Go to your room!

Chuck

April 22nd, 2011
12:52 pm

The Dodgers looked like a mediocre team during this series, and they beat us 3-1. Yes, we looked a little more mediocre. As good as the pitching was, they also had some grouped hits, bunt failures, and gave up beig hits on 0-2 counts. The Dodgers did pretty much the same thing, but they weren’t put in those situations as often. I think we will come around, but right now we’re not very good with the fundamental baseball thing.

mathman

April 22nd, 2011
12:54 pm

Amazing. Braves have Marek and Abreu with ERA’s of 0.00 at Gwinnett and they choose to bring up Gearin, at best, the 3rd best. Simply amazing.

And, no RH hitting OF with 2 lefties and Linecum coming up. McLouse should be good for 1-12 against the Giants.

Brave New World

April 22nd, 2011
12:57 pm

The Braves slow start does have a bright side: it makes all the negative bloggers seem less stupid when they complain about how bad the Braves are doing.

Chuck

April 22nd, 2011
1:00 pm

Heyward dropping that fly, losing one in the lights, etc. Bear Bryant used to say that for every freshman you started, you could expect to lose one game. That translates to this team somehow, with Kimbrel and the others. Once they get their feet wet, maybe they’ll be ok. Uggla is doing a great texeira impression (ouch).

Capt. Obvious

April 22nd, 2011
1:00 pm

McLouth was hot in the Dodger series. What games were yall watching?

Skeezix

April 22nd, 2011
1:01 pm

Braves, right now, aren’t a very good team. They got the stuff, but most of the hitters are off balance and lacking confidence. It is getting near the end of April and we need something like a 12-2 run soon to gain confidence/swagger and momentum for the big fight ahead with the Phillies. Otherwise, we are in for a disappointing season.

Capt. Obvious

April 22nd, 2011
1:02 pm

Vito

We had the lead in the bottom of the 9th? Thats what you want, right? Ya know, to be in position for the win, right? We were one out away from a win. Relax buddy, its April 22nd.

Chuck

April 22nd, 2011
1:03 pm

Virginia Brave: Someone said earlier that Uribe was up next and was 7 for 16 during the series with a solo HR earlier in the game. Can’t help other than that.

BraveCub

April 22nd, 2011
1:03 pm

Until we trade some pitching for a bat, we arent’ doing anything this year

Chuck

April 22nd, 2011
1:06 pm

David Ross did a great job pulling his hands in on that 2-RBI base hit on the 0-2 count. That was impressive.

TT44

April 22nd, 2011
1:07 pm

Utterly disgusting team! As for being mismanaged yesterday..nope it was sure b.cox like …not taking out the pitcher in the 9th on time! utterly disgusting.
Feeble feeble hitting! Thats just too bad too! So, sad that our Braves can not hit…I would rather loose games by a score of 29 to 27, than see all these games 3-0 4-3,,ie. becuase…look be real…other teams bring up nobodys and they can strike out all our players…they bring up unknown hitters that kill our pitchers…..what gives….we need starving hungry players on the Braves…maybe Im wrong..but, it just seems the Braves are a bunch of overpaid strike out kings…(FYI…I can do a well as the current hitters are doing for a lot cheaper salary!) I’m just sayn! I know the Kawa coo coo trade and the mc”only can hit” when it dont matter players are just sucking up$ and spots on the roster…cut our losses and bring in some prodcuctive hitters!
Ok. I feel better now….Happy Good Friday to all..God Bless!

Capt. Obvious

April 22nd, 2011
1:07 pm

Goodness gracious people. Its April frigging 22nd! You do realize there is FIVE MORE MONTHS of baseball to be played… on the field. Why do yall give up so easy?

Chuck

April 22nd, 2011
1:11 pm

BraveCub: I don’t know. If Chipper stays healthy and Uggla heats up, we’ll be ok. Not sure about Heyward. Everybody loves him, but to me his swing looks a little long, or something. Reminds me of Francouer, but only because it looks unlike anyone else’s. It just looks different than most, that’s all. If Heyward could just look to left field more, let the ball get a little deeper, I think it would help. Too many ground balls to second.

Ghostrider

April 22nd, 2011
1:13 pm

Theres plenty of Baseball Left….The Bats will come around for the Braves….I Hope

Chuck

April 22nd, 2011
1:13 pm

Maybe Heyward is pulling off the ball a little right at the end?

66 Brave

April 22nd, 2011
1:16 pm

It’s April folks! I cannot be said enough.

jfreak13713@yahoo.com

April 22nd, 2011
1:18 pm

Capt. Obvious: The reason is because most of those in the WOE is me attitude are lonely booger eaters still living at home with their parents and don’t have real lives where baseball is entertainment and not life or death. Foolish people live only for today. Wise people understand that tomorrow is always just around the corner. Braves are a slumping no doubt but they will get it turned around and if they don’t my life will go on anyway!

extremus

April 22nd, 2011
1:19 pm

Could Freddi Gonzalez and Dan Uggla be the 2011 version of 1985’s manager Eddie “Don’t be afraid to lose” Haas and Bruce Sutter (the closer who would make the Braves a championship team)? Stay tuned…I sure hope not.

Rupert

April 22nd, 2011
1:20 pm

Maybe they leave Young down there and bring up Ramirez after this weekend. I haven’t seen Matt Young, who was a great spring training story, hit one ball hard this year. He also hits from the wrong side of the plate for the way this team is presently constructed.

Supes

April 22nd, 2011
1:20 pm

Great, one dead weight spot on the roster dropped (Young) and someone useful a reliever coming up…good job Wren.

Ralph

April 22nd, 2011
1:30 pm

@mathman, You took the words right out of my mouth, I was about to post the exact same then I read your post. Your so right Abreu and Merk were both lights out in ST with era’s under .000, I just can’t understand braves management.

LAG

April 22nd, 2011
1:32 pm

So does this mean Hinske’s our only backup OF right now?

kwajbraves

April 22nd, 2011
1:34 pm

I agreed that is too early to panic but is not too late to worry. There is only finite amount of games to be played during the season and before you know it you can be running out of games. (ALA 2009) If you fall out in April then is harder to catch up because you are force to win 80% of your games in AUG and SEP. Everybody keeps bringing up last year as commonality but the difference is that this year the Phils will not stay in a losing streak for too long. Their pitching staff is too good to let them fall in a 6-7 games losing streak. Granted that we can’t lose the division in April but we can definitely lose it if we get bury in April. Let’s start winning some games. LET’S GO BRAVES.

mathman

April 22nd, 2011
1:42 pm

Yes, Hinske is the reserve OF. And, reserve 1B. So, that means if Hinske is used as a PH in the 7th inning, and then McLouse gets hurt, Conrad or Hicks to OF. We now have 13 pitchers and only 4 reserves for the Giant series. And, Ross is one of the 4. So, every starter will play against the lefties, every inning.

semiballcoach

April 22nd, 2011
1:47 pm

braves are going to trade for derosa this weekend

kwajbraves

April 22nd, 2011
1:49 pm

That’s what happens when your starters throw 120 pitches in 5 innings and then you are forced to use your relievers every day. You have to get more arms out the system. If the offense funk continues this could be a very frustrating series to watch.

Patrick

April 22nd, 2011
1:53 pm

I know this probably sounds cold-hearted but I hope Matt Young doesn’t come back. It was a great story but this is a team that needs a real hitter and a right handed one at that to come off the bench.

I’m not saying the braves are out of it in april but they are sure doing their best job to take themselves out of the race…you cannot catch white hot fire every year.

I sincerely hope that there is a lot of concern over how this season has started cause if they play like this in may too, they will be done

TS

April 22nd, 2011
1:54 pm

I love that commenters look at the stats and conclude that Gearrin is 3rd best option at Gwinnett. Obviously, the April minor league numbers are all-important.

Billy The Kid

April 22nd, 2011
1:56 pm

Cory is locale boy..go get’em kid. now bring Rameriz up next.

jonathan Simeone

April 22nd, 2011
1:57 pm

Nothing would help the bullpen more than a five or six run night from the lineup. This team is losing, because the hitters won’t work the count and can’t score near enough runs.

Billy The Kid

April 22nd, 2011
1:58 pm

I like Matt and hope he returns but we need a power hitter off the bench.

Ken Egan

April 22nd, 2011
1:58 pm

The Braves whole hitting philosophy seems to be a defensive hitting mind set.
They take far too many first pitches hoping to get ahead in the count.
The word hitter means to hit. I would like to see a more offensive mind
set and not just in the ninth inning as has been the case lately.
Ted Williams would turn over in his grave if he knew that a major
league team’s hitting philosophy is more submissive than aggressive.
He felt you swing at those pitches in the hitting zone and leave the pitchers
to out-think themselves.

JamesH17

April 22nd, 2011
2:02 pm

I fell like sending Young down was a good call I loved the idea of the little guy winning a spot,but he didnt do much with the time he was given and needs to head down till he finds a groove in the minors also I fell like they should have also sent Hicks down and brought up Welkin Ramirez but thats just me.Another that not to many blog post have been saying is the fact that yes the offense is struggling but the starting pitching often times puts us in a hole early and that pressure doesnt help a struggling offense find its stride.Lastly yes ever game counts toward the record but april has the least bit importance as the later months but its still to early to go crazy. This team is to good to play this way all year long (unless there is some unseen forces intervening) but the issue right now is its not just one player having issues its like half in lineup is struggling and thats goin hurt but when a few more guys gets going its going to jump start the offense and if the starting pitching can stop puting them in holes early the Braves will start to tear it up

Todd

April 22nd, 2011
2:06 pm

I’d go ahead and start a fire sale. Tehran, Minor, Delgado, Heyward, just go ahead and clean house. Can’t trade the likes of Lowe, Hudson, Jones too much money. It’s the middle of April, this may be a 60 win team at best, I agree with the rest of you. At least Fredi doesn’t beat his wife after a loss, had to feel for barbara back in the day.

Lou Vales

April 22nd, 2011
2:08 pm

Every relief pitcher under Fredo should have his agent on speed dial. There will be some pitch counts that will amaze you and possibly result in visits to Birmingham,Alabama for the poor reliever.

NO BUNTING!! NO BUNTING!!

April 22nd, 2011
2:09 pm

I agree with both sides of the argument. It is only April so everyone should take a deep breath and relax. The one troubling part of the argument whether it be mid April or any other time is the teams lack of base runners. I’ve read reports that T.P. wanted guys to let the pitcher give them a pitch to hit and be patient and get on base…..then be stranded there with 2 outs. I’ve read that L.P. wants the guys to more aggressive and go after the first good pitch they get. The thing is neither strategy seems to be what the team needs. Until they can cure the no one on base problem then their problems scoring runs will continue.

LAG

April 22nd, 2011
2:10 pm

Todd – Who’s Barbara?

atlpaddy

April 22nd, 2011
2:13 pm

Todd, you are a Grade A Genius, either that or a Cubs fan. Simply brilliant!

Todd

April 22nd, 2011
2:15 pm

Bobby’s wife, he took the losses hard, she took them HARDER.

Lou Vales

April 22nd, 2011
2:19 pm

Capt.Obvious, I don’t believe anyone is giving up, however, they do realize how tough those Phillie starters will be and even though that lineup may have trouble scoring runs that they may score just enough.People also realize the Marlins could be a problem and they also realize the Rockies and/or Giants will be a real challenge to beat out for the Wild Card if the Bravos can’t beat Philadelphia.They have ALL this in mind and they can already see ahead to September and how close these standings might be and therefore they don’t want to Dribble(or a verb starting with P) away games in April whose spectre will come back to haunt them later.

As we all understand as a result of the constant statements of the Blog Master–This is a LONG SEASON!!!! We get that!!! Enough!!! However, if before the season even started you were told that by April 22nd you would be 5 games behind some TEAMS that you would have to beat out, would that have caused you any consternation or would you have continued with the “It’s a marathon and not a sprint”,mantra??

Todd

April 22nd, 2011
2:19 pm

I was being slightly sarcastic atlpaddy. I believe the Braves started 8-14 last year. SF was behind San Diego by what 8 games at the break last year? It’s a long year, the braves have too much talent.

Allen Alda

April 22nd, 2011
2:31 pm

By August Braves will be 25 games out at this rate. They can’t even beat the Dodgers who have 2 good hitters (Ethier & Kemp). They make old Juan Uribe look like Hank Aaron. No offense and when Venters & Kimbrel don’t relieve, no relievers worthy to pitch. Only good thing Braves got is T.Hudson,T.Hanson,and J.Jurrgens as SP. Everything else is wishy-washy to the max. No consistency period. Add the fact that they are getting paid multi-millions and it just disgusts all Braves fans.

In Fredi I Don't Trust Right Now

April 22nd, 2011
2:31 pm

I can’t speak for everyone, but the reason I am so down on the Braves is because they hyped themselves up in Spring Training and have fallen on their faces so far this season.

All we heard about is that Cox was gone and Fredi took over, We got Uggla and how much better our lineup was going to be with him in it. How great our pitching staff was from top to bottom.

If they didn’t hype themselves up so much, then I would be saying ” Oh well, this is the team we have been looking at for the past 5 seasons” If they had

You want me to say it from the heart and not out of frustration? Here I will say it, the Braves SUCK!!! They are not a good team, and definitely not a team that will be contending with the Phillies come September and October.

For whatever reason, the Braves have failed miserably. Does that mean that I won’t be a Braves fan going forward? No, it doesn’t mean that at all. I have been a Braves fan for over 30 years and I will always be a Braves fan, I just won’t get caught up in their hype anymore.

LAG

April 22nd, 2011
2:32 pm

I caught the joke and took it as such (even if it was in poor taste), but Bobby’s wife’s name is Pamela. :P

Allen Alda

April 22nd, 2011
2:34 pm

The great Jason Heyward is not the secnd-coming of Hank Aaaron. He is the second coming of David Justice (maybe). He looks like Terry Harper right now…

Allen Alda

April 22nd, 2011
2:35 pm

Barbara was his mistress, he beat her like a drum…

Braves Ownership/Front Office

April 22nd, 2011
2:36 pm

Yes, all you Braves fans. Keep supporting this team we’ve put on the field for you, as you have lo, these many years. Keep filling our coffers with your money and we will keep supplying you with sports entertainment to fill the unending hours of your hopeless and drone-like existence. Yes, repeat after me- a REAL FAN supports his team, no matter what. Yes, isn’t the Kool-Aid tasty? Yes, they suck, but they are OUR TEAM. That’s right…

Scott from Fairburn

April 22nd, 2011
2:37 pm

Pencil in Heyward as the reserve centerfielder for the time being … the starter tonight needs to pick-up the pen with eight strong.

Ralph

April 22nd, 2011
2:37 pm

Gerrain has a 0.00 era against lefties but has a 4.26 against righties, Abreu and Merk both have 0.00 era’s also Grrrain has two blown saves, good work Wren, keep it up and we will be assured of at least 4th place.

Scott from Fairburn

April 22nd, 2011
2:37 pm

What’s the over/under on MattYoung returning?

b

April 22nd, 2011
2:39 pm

Alda, that’s a pretty good description of Heyward right now, a left
handed Terry Harper.

Mitchell

April 22nd, 2011
2:40 pm

PMC

April 22nd, 2011
12:45 pm

or use the freaking starters for longer. They get 5 days off after all.

Haven’t I been saying that for the past two years?

We got D-Lowe in ‘09 primarily so he could eat up innings and give the bullpen a break cause our starting rotation was a joke the year before. But even when he’s going good these days it seems like he’s only out there five or six innings.

I never was able to pinpoint the moment Bobby Cox went from a guy who sat back and watched one complete game after another for years to a manager who takes his starters out after six innings with a ten run lead.

How did/does that happen? Are our guys now as good as the big three in the ’90s? No, but they’re hardly chopped liver.

I swear to God, he took Jurrjens out of a game against the Mets in 2009 (the night Greg Maddux’s number was retired) after six innings with the score 11-1. And still to this day it’s “save the starters, blow out the bullpen.”

Not a recipe for success when you get to September and, if we’re lucky, October.

Allen Alda

April 22nd, 2011
2:41 pm

Those of you that remember the promising phenoms like Joe Charbinou (Indians),Gregg Jefferies (Mets),and Todd Van Poppel (A’s) that failed better get used to Jason Heyward as he might be joining this infamous group sooner than later…

Mitchell

April 22nd, 2011
2:41 pm

Todd

April 22nd, 2011
2:15 pm

Bobby’s wife, he took the losses hard, she took them HARDER.

Ha!

JOJO

April 22nd, 2011
2:42 pm

Sherrill and Linebrink gotta go. They add nothing to the Braves.

Braves Ownership/Front Office

April 22nd, 2011
2:43 pm

A big thanks to all the morons who make millionaires of other morons because they play ball, and billionaires out of team owners who continue to field mediocre teams year after year. We couldn’t be enjoying life so much without you!

Allen Alda

April 22nd, 2011
2:45 pm

It might have been spelled Charbineau but you know of whom I speak.

The excuse of resting Venters & Kimbrel in 3-3 games is already old. That’s when you need them.

I see the tip-capping has grown to humongous proportions as it happens 3 out of every 4 games…

Allen Alda

April 22nd, 2011
2:47 pm

Why do you pitch to Matt Kemp at all ? Walk him. That’s bad managing. Fredi just sits there like a fan doing nothing.

Allen Alda

April 22nd, 2011
2:49 pm

M.Young likely won’t be back. All he offers is a good glove. He couldn’t hit his way outta wet & torn 6 year-old paper bag…

Ralph

April 22nd, 2011
2:50 pm

I don’t think Heyward is in a slump, the pitchers have him figured out, he has got to make some changes or he will go the way of Francour, best place to get it togather is in the minor leagues and he wont be hurting the braves while he is doing it.

Todd

April 22nd, 2011
3:00 pm

I think Matt kemp will be a Brave before the trade deadline, the braves do have chips to deal. They have no outfielder’s in the minors, Lipka is playing SS at the moment in Rome. rumor is they may move him to center because of his speed. Let’s not forget, their will be arms like Tehran and Delgado in the pen down the stretch. I think mike minor will be trade bait, he and Tehran both have a sub 2 ERA at Gwinnett so far.

Roja

April 22nd, 2011
3:04 pm

Yep Vito Corleone, I hear that you are in great demand to be manager of several MLB teams.

DH

April 22nd, 2011
3:07 pm

Gearrin is a local guy who pitched at Young Harris College and Mercer University. Instead of a pitcher I wish he was a right handed hitter with some athleticism and pop in his bat and could play centerfield.

Just Pat

April 22nd, 2011
3:11 pm

Let’s see…..we already know that “Braves Ownership/Front Office” is an alias of “Reality Check”. Anyone wanna bet that so is “Allen Alda”? :-)

Horner's Corner

April 22nd, 2011
3:19 pm

OMG Ralph, did you just suggest sending Heyward down to AAA?? And bring up whom, Matt Young, Schafer, Mather?? Please folks, think these ideas through for just a moment or two before posting your moronic opinions.

Reality Check

April 22nd, 2011
3:19 pm

DOB- “Me thinks thou doest protest too much.” How you do follow the journalists’ and politicians’ favored tactic of attacking the messenger personally, when his message is true and you have no defense for it.

You know that you yourself and those of your profession, are beholding to the sports teams about which you are supposed to be reporting. Therefore, if only subconsciously, you are going to be biased in your reporting and prone to find the positive side of things. I’m a former radio person, and I’ve seen it over and over throughout the years. It is a fact of the sports reporting vocation.

In this and other threads, I occasionally give you all humorous, entertaining and in some cases insightful comments. In most cases the moniker was a part of the humor. That’s the only reason for posting under different names. My remarks to Mitchell were entirely truthful (I do carry) and meant for his good, not to be funny.

You would do well to focus your attention on reporting faithfully the FACTS about sports and not spend so much time writing “silver lining” pieces and critiquing your bloggers posts.

Reality check

April 22nd, 2011
3:20 pm

To everyone already jumping on this team, the Braves were awful in April last year too. Where did they end up? In the playoffs.

Horner's Corner

April 22nd, 2011
3:21 pm

I don’t know if anyone has noticed, but Chipper is only 2 for his last 17. It may be time to release him.

Reality check

April 22nd, 2011
3:21 pm

That’s not my post at 3:19

Ralph

April 22nd, 2011
3:26 pm

Gerrain pitched 2.2 innings last night, doubt he would be available tonight.

Scott from Fairburn

April 22nd, 2011
3:27 pm

This team will be fine … as Todd commented they have power arms at Gwinnett that they can use to supplant the Linebrinks and Sherrills, heck even Medlin may be back in the late Summer. They will pick up a fourth outfielder at some point. Heyward WILL hit, Uggla WILL hit … put away the razor blades

Horner's Corner

April 22nd, 2011
3:28 pm

Reality Check – “In this and other threads, I occasionally give you all humorous, entertaining and in some cases insightful comments.”

…Me thinks thou is a bit too enamored with himself.

Just Pat

April 22nd, 2011
3:28 pm

Reality Check “In this and other threads, I occasionally give you all humorous, entertaining and in some cases insightful comments. In most cases the moniker was a part of the humor. That’s the only reason for posting under different names”…….says YOU.

Just Pat

April 22nd, 2011
3:30 pm

Horner’s Corner……LOL!

The Bream Team

April 22nd, 2011
3:33 pm

I didn’t understand double switching in McCann in the 9th yesterday, if you haven’t pinch run for Ross. Ross is arguably better defensively, plus then you commit a spot in the order to McCann. A spot that might be better served having a player bunt or otherwise. Kimbrel wouldn’t have pitched two innings. So it was a move, just to make a move, but otherwise nothing much was gained from it at the time.

Braint

April 22nd, 2011
3:34 pm

Slumping hitting will turn around. Our starting pitching is pretty strong. Our bullpen took a huge hit with Moylen being hurt and the resting of Venters because I really don’t want Linebrink and Sherrill in important situations unless, of course, we need Sherrill to come and close the door on the oposing left handed hitting pitcher BUT — the manager has to make better decisions. The Hanson squeeze, starting Lowe on short rest in April which resulted in raping our bullpen so early in the long road trip, pitching to Kemp with a base open,….

As far as Young, if they were not going to utilize his “small ball” talent than there is no reason to have him on the team. It’s not his fault…

reckingball

April 22nd, 2011
3:34 pm

Reality Check………Your not funny.

westside

April 22nd, 2011
3:35 pm

this team doesnt look like they have the confidence and swagg they had coming out of spring training. they need to pick themselves up and start hitting…and by the way whoo is the hitting coach and y isnt anything being done to help these hitters out. it is only april, but soon it will be may, then june and july…its not going to be early for long…so the braves need to start playing like the intimidating, scary talented team they really are

GaDawgs7

April 22nd, 2011
3:36 pm

Missing Bobby Cox because of the coaching mistakes from yesterday???? Those were Bobby Cox-LIKE!!!! The one thing I’m hoping for is Gonzalez to be LESS like Bobby Cox, but having coached under him for years, he’s making the same Bobby mistakes. Hopefully he grows into his own as the year goes along.

reckingball

April 22nd, 2011
3:38 pm

Horner’s Corner @ 3:19……..That request you made, is asking a lot from most of the idiots on these blogs. Something that most of them are incapable of doing.

Reality Check

April 22nd, 2011
3:42 pm

reckingball- Sometimes I am, and sometimes I’m not. But one thing I do have going for me is that I do know the difference between “your” and “you’re.”

faux positive

April 22nd, 2011
3:43 pm

It still comes down to the owners, liberty media and their cheap and uncaring attitude about the braves and the fans. They could care less about this team and how it is doing and they care less about the fans as long as we continue to go to Turner field and they get their millions of dollars in profit at the end of the season.. Brave fans, no matter how hard it is and it is hard, we have got to boycott the team until it is sold and we get new owners. Face it, people wll call me names and ridicule me, but the only way to make the Bravers a better team is to BOYCOTT them now and force a change in ownership for next season, when the agreement is over about Time Warner and they can be put up for sale. NO PROFIT=NEW OWNERS.. It’s a crap shoot but it probably work when no money goes back to Colorado.

reckingball

April 22nd, 2011
3:46 pm

Reality check you are not funny or entertaining.

ray

April 22nd, 2011
3:49 pm

exactly, mathman and ralph ! why is marek still in AAA ? what does he have to do to get recalled ? his whip is miniscule.
is it because he reminds everyone of the absurd Texieira deal ? maybe Wren wants to have everyone forget it . what else can it be ?
this is a bad joke. are the Braves serious about competing ? you wonder some times.

DawgDad

April 22nd, 2011
3:51 pm

This team misses Matt Diaz. Think about it, right handed outfielder who killed LHP.

This team misses Omar Infante, a consistent bat who plugged any number of holes and who was a long way from being a joke as a leadoff hitter.

Would I trade Dan Uggla right now for Infante and Diaz, if that were possible? In a heartbeat.

This team does NOT miss Melky Cabrera. Just saying.

Conyers Braves Fan

April 22nd, 2011
3:51 pm

DOB: I believe this particular report is just a routine part of your job as beat writer for the Braves. Hopefully, the Braves will make some move(s) to give you something exciting to tell us. I realize that you can`t make the news…you can only report it.

Scott from Fairburn

April 22nd, 2011
3:57 pm

ray
is it because he reminds everyone of the absurd Texieira deal ? maybe Wren wants to have everyone forget it . what else can it be ?

John Schuerholz traded for Tex, not Wren.

If what you suggest was a consideration in this recent personnel decision, this team is run by raving lunatics. Then again maybe it’s just the lunatics that comment on this blog …

Reality Check

April 22nd, 2011
4:06 pm

faux positive- You are spot on with your comment about the team’s ownership.

Peter

April 22nd, 2011
4:13 pm

Speed this team has not has any speed since ??????

The second thought another blogger brought up….working the count……..gosh the opposing pitcher gets most guys out so early in the count, they must get excited to pitch against us.

Someday we will have a team that doesn’t reflect a weekend softball team, by the way it plays……that being station to station…..then they will be exciting to watch !

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