Postgame quotes after Saturday’s 3-2 loss to St. Louis

CRAIG KIMBREL

On his recent stretch:

“I’m leaving pitches over the plate and they’re hitting them. I’m letting their leadoff guy get on, and that’s probably one of the most important guys to get out, especially if you want to get in a rhythm in an inning and I haven’t done that in the last few outings and it’s shown.”

On if any physical reason:

“No, everything’s good.”

On last two games for team:

“It is frustrating. It’s frustrating to me because I feel like I’ve let the team down the last two games. (Those were) two games I felt like we should have won. I’m going to come in tomorrow and try to do my job and help the team win a game.”

On Beachy’s outing:

“He pitched excellent. Took a shutout into the eighth. He pitched his butt off today. It’s frustrating for him, I know it is to pitch that well and come out on a losing end. We’re all frustrated, especially me. You don’t want to do that. I’ll come in tomorrow and try to do my job.”

On if hitters are sitting on his fastball:

“I’m sure they do. I’m not going to change the way I pitch. I’m going to stick with my strengths. It’s just that they’re hitting it right now. Hopefully if I keep pitching the way I am, things turn around.”

BRANDON BEACHY

On if he felt tired in the eighth:

“No, I just made bad pitches. I threw the two worst at-bats of the game right there, couldn’t afford to do that.”

On frustration in this clubhouse:

“I can only speak for myself. I’m frustrated by giving back another lead. It’s becoming a trend. I’ve got to be better and not do that.”

On his outing:

“I got a lot of breaks today, honestly. I didn’t have a good curveball, good change-up, good slider for the whole game. I got away with a lot of stuff, a lot of fastballs up that they were popping up instead of driving. So I felt fortunate to throw as well as I did.”

On no easy outs:

“They’re a good team. They’re a really good team. There’s nobody you can say ‘Ah well, pitch around these guys to get to this guy.’ Other than the pitcher in their lineup, they can all hit and they have been. They’re a hot team.”

On his comment about no good curveballs, changeups and sliders?

“I threw a few good sliders. My other stuff just was bad. I just wasn’t sharp.”

On getting the bunt down:

“I guess that’s one positive I can take away. I’ve been working on that.”

On taking responsibility for eighth inning vs. Venters:

“Those are my runs. He comes in with nobody out and two guys on. That’s not easy to pitch with. That’s’ a tough situation. To be one pitch from getting out of that says a lot about Jonny. He’s good. I’d rather have no one out there on the mound with my runners on base. They hit a groundball through the infield. It happens. They had no business being on base.”

JONNY VENTERS

On the loss:

“It’s a tough loss to have the lead going into the eighth inning to have it turn out the way it did.”

On no room for error in eighth:

“I left a pitch over the plate and a good piece of hitting. I didn’t do my job today.”

On slump for end of bullpen:

“The last couple games have been tough. We haven’t been doing our jobs….Brandon threw the ball really well today and for us to not be able to hold the lead for him is disappointing.”

FREDI GONZALEZ

On Beachy outing:

“The way he went through that lineup the first seven innings was outstanding. The eighth inning you’ve got the bottom of the lineup up and we just couldn’t get out of that inning. It was a good outing. You feel like you have a good chance to win. They put the ball in play….Our bottom of the eighth inning, I don’t think we could hit the ball any harder than we did and get nothing out of it really. Then they put a rally together in the ninth.”

On leadoff man in the ninth again:

“Offensively I know as a manager that leadoff guy gets on, there is so much more stuff you can do. That’s something that we have to address. Obviously we’ve seen really, really good (work from Craig Kimbrel). So it’s no concern. It’s a concern that we’re (putting on the) leadoff hitter but it’s not a concern about Kimbrel.”

On if hitters are sitting on Kimbrel’s fastball:

“I don’t know. That club over there I think leads the league in hitting, over .300 which is unheard of from an entire team (.299 entering Saturday). So that’s a pretty good ball club. You feel like you navigate through their middle of the lineup pretty good, their big guys, and their other guys are the ones who are getting good at-bats against us.”

On trying to help defend Alex Gonzalez:

“Yeah I was a little late there. Alex thought that ball was down a little bit. That’s a runner on base in a one-run ballgame. Once I go out there, you can’t argue balls and strikes. You’re out of the ballgame. And that’s the way it goes.”

On two losses in a row slipping away:

“We were in line to win two, but they’re allowed to win too. They’re allowed to get hits and make plays. We just didn’t do it. Every time you lose a ball game it hurts. I don’t think it matters at what point in the game it does. Maybe a little later in the game a little more.”

96 comments Add your comment

shmoe

April 30th, 2011
6:28 pm

shmoe

April 30th, 2011
6:29 pm

get it turned around boys. let’s win 3 out of next 4.

birdbrain

April 30th, 2011
6:31 pm

Gotta tip your cap to the Cards.

Dennis Reynolds

April 30th, 2011
6:34 pm

This is starting to look like a trend.

BRAVESFAN

April 30th, 2011
6:36 pm

Guys, just do the opposite of what the hitting coach says and you’ll be fine.

North Georgia Braves Fan

April 30th, 2011
6:41 pm

let me say up front I am a huge Braves fan but meanwhile the Phillies keep on winning. iIknow it’s early but get 8 to 10 games out, and the way the Braves are going that’s a strong possibility, that’s hard to make up if the team in front is winning on a consistant basis so all you people that’s saying everything will be alright better hope the Braves get it going!

Dawgdad (The Original)

April 30th, 2011
6:45 pm

IMHO, Beachy should have never batted in the bottom of the seventh, he was near 100 pitches. Venters should have come in to start the 8th.

mpimentel

April 30th, 2011
6:46 pm

well I don’t know what you thnck fellas but beachy is a reallity, despite the lost game of today…we need to get uggla hot soon

Please, give me relief

April 30th, 2011
6:47 pm

I literally want to stab myself in the eye with a fork. How do you screw the pooch two days in a row? It’s not like the Braves have lost to the better team, they are giving up hits to some minor leaguers named Puto and unpronouncable Italian 3rd baseman. What a frustrating couple of days.

Larry

April 30th, 2011
6:50 pm

The team that fired Fredi Cox is 16-8, 1 game out of the division lead; the team that hired him is 13-15, and already 6 games in just the first month of the season. Chasing the 18-8 Phillies, if May is like April…it’s already over for 2011.

Any questions?

BRAVESFAN

April 30th, 2011
6:50 pm

Couldn’t agree more with Dawgdad. If only we all had the number for the dugout so we can tell Fredi how to do his job. Wake up Fredi!

LAG

April 30th, 2011
6:52 pm

The young pitchers (Beachy, Venters, and Kimbrel) saying “I screwed up.” Which is true, they did. But I’d like to hear some interviews from the position players to hear what they thought about their own performance… too late now, but still.

Thadsdad

April 30th, 2011
7:10 pm

Couldn’t agree more with the majority here.
Will the Braves begin hitting? Sure.
But if the bats come around when the team is 15 games out in June or July, what difference will it make?
The Phumblins are in first place with people like Utley and Lidge out and with five RBIs from their 3-hole hitter (Rollins). Are they going to get worse when the injured return and their team begins hitting?
Hate to think season’s over before it begins, but optimism is slipping away.
The magnifying glass is on the bullpen now, but if the team was scoring more than two or three runs a game, that wouldn’t matter.

AnOldViolin

April 30th, 2011
7:18 pm

Well the “Home Field Disadvantage” is at work again ! Question ? What makes a “closer” a “closer” ? These other teams seem to close out fine against the braves, but we seem to have trouble closing out against others ! Do our hitters make better closers of other teams ? What is a “bunt”, and is it taught in Atlanta ? We can’t move a runner with a bunt, we can’t hit a fly ball with a runner on third, and we couldn’t steal a base if Yogi was still catching ! I still see the Bobby Cox trademark on this team….take his number out of your Blackberry Fredi and manage the team like you did in Florida when they were kicking our butts…….This team has too many good players to be playing like this……this hurts, because I really care !

BRAVESFAN

April 30th, 2011
7:47 pm

Time to send Kenny Powers back to the big show!

Supes

April 30th, 2011
7:53 pm

Well at least we “didn’t have to tip our cap” to the Cards :)

Reality

April 30th, 2011
8:00 pm

Braves suck. With Philly off to a good start and having a slump-proof rotation, the Braves are already out of it. As usual the Malins are second best.

Yes the team will start hitting but by that time they will be 10 games out and thinking
About next year.

BRAVESFAN

April 30th, 2011
8:03 pm

I think Fredi is still on the Marlins payroll.

racman

April 30th, 2011
8:09 pm

This Gonzalez gets on your nerves. Let’s just tip our caps all year, and end up with an under .500 record. When are you going to make some moves that suggests that you deserve to be a major league manger?

KYBravos' fan

April 30th, 2011
8:30 pm

I’ve been watching pennant races since the Cleveland/White Sox race in ‘59. Those of you who think “the sky is falling” ought to remember this tepid start is a very small sampling. There are ONLY 144 games to go. Go Braves!

The Rickster

April 30th, 2011
8:32 pm

Karma…coaches/players not using their brains is leading to the lack of success of the team on the field. you reap what you sow.

The Rickster

April 30th, 2011
8:38 pm

I say the Braves petition to have the remaining games played on the road; they seem to play better away from Turner Field.

carlchamblee

April 30th, 2011
8:38 pm

Fredi needs to learn consistency in supporting his players. Publicly says FF shouldn’t take a borderline 3-2 pitch ans was like a demure girl with the ump, but a day later says Alex thought the pitch was low and argues with the ump and gets ejected.

I maintain he is in over his head and isn’t up to the job. I think you will see a gradual and somewhat subtle player revolt against him

BRAVESFAN

April 30th, 2011
8:48 pm

So how many coaches were interviewed for the job? I would fire Fredi and the person who hired him and slap both of their mama’s.

woodie

April 30th, 2011
8:53 pm

The Braves are pedestrian.

parabrave

April 30th, 2011
8:59 pm

Pitiful. Please don’t compare this year and last year. Last year team had alot more emotion and were actually playing for something, Bobby.

Phillies Phanatic

April 30th, 2011
9:00 pm

Braves have 4 w/Brewers this week; then 3 games in Philly next weekend. Phillies play Nationals this week.

Braves will be at least 10 games out by next Sunday night.

Don’t you guys have anybody that can steal a base?

What a one-dimensional offense !

jonathan Simeone

April 30th, 2011
9:04 pm

Kimbrel can be a huge part of the team, but Venters should be the closer; he’s simply the much better pitcher. He could be the best relief pitcher in baseball. Let’s also not forget that most of these problems are being cause by the inability of this team to score runs.

Johnny Bravo

April 30th, 2011
9:08 pm

Tomorrow is May 1st.

Will Dan Uggla finally start hitting?

The team batting average is .230

The Braves have outhomered the Phillies. The problem is the Phillies generally have runners on base when they homer, unlike the Braves and their solo jobs.

mojo

April 30th, 2011
9:16 pm

The lack of offense is troubling. If we can score four runs a game we will walk away with the east title. Our pitching is very solid. Just keep fighting through it. It will come around by game 50 or so.

Skeezix

April 30th, 2011
9:19 pm

I was surprised that FG kept Beachy in the game and can’t believe another terrible ball/strike call two games in a row (that was also a terrible call on Freeman Friday). Main problem though—the offense just isn’t producing. We don’t have a pitching problem, we have a hitting problem.

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Skeezix

April 30th, 2011
9:38 pm

More good news. Don’t we have a drunk pitching tomorrow?

Quicherbichin

April 30th, 2011
9:57 pm

Yes, Skeezix… And the blog had one posting at 9:
:38 pm too.

SCBrave

April 30th, 2011
10:44 pm

watched the game today, not worth a real comment.

Charlie

April 30th, 2011
10:53 pm

What a team of clowns. They don’t hit a lick. Why do they pay a hitting coach? This is a classic group of chokers. Obviously, Kimbrel is not up to the task. Freddie is mostly all glove. The bullpen sucks. In a week, they’ll be far enough out of it, to start thinking about next year. Uggla is a total waste at the plate. Perhaps the Braves should get off to a slow start in paying the $62 million.
But hey… It’s early…these Braves have plenty of time to spit out many more games. They are who they are.

Micky Mantle

April 30th, 2011
11:16 pm

Chipper needs to step up and stop posing. Do something when it matters. These games are winnable. Win them.

billmaier

April 30th, 2011
11:18 pm

no worries and we sure dont need a hitter like gomez on the braves since they are doing so well scoring runs–
mather is the best choice since if and a big if we need him to come in an play defense– he can play several positions doesn matter than he can.t bunt or hit worth a lick already proved that it spring training– and hitting 258 in the minors— tha tis why the following quote from freddi in regards to gomez is so so stupid—”I know he’s got pretty good numbers,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “We’re watching him. But sometimes its how your roster is set up and what you need at a particular moment– gomez was 3 for 4 tonight raising his average to 407 with two doubles– so you are trying to sell to us fans that you dont need a bat– that gomez does not fit at this particular time– but mather does—a team that cant score runs doesnt need a guy that can hit- that sure makes a whole lot of sense???????????????????????????????-

Choppinmama

April 30th, 2011
11:33 pm

Yeah, Larry, here are a few for you: why don’t you go find a team that is 24-0 to support?
or
you do know that this is just the first month of the season, don’t you?
or
are you really suggesting that you’ve given up on the ‘11 season at this point in
time?
or
who else would you have hired that you could guarantee would have a better
record on 4/30 than Fredi?

Largo

April 30th, 2011
11:40 pm

The braves are an inferior team compared to the Phillies and Marlins. At best they will end up in third place and nowhere close to the wild card.

The starting pitching has been really good but I can see it coming. When the hitting comes around (if it does) the pitching will go to hell.

The manager seems like a rookie and appears lost much of the time.

Mike

April 30th, 2011
11:46 pm

No comments from anyone about not being able to hit a baseball? Let’s not blame a three run L on the pitching

Billy The Kid

April 30th, 2011
11:54 pm

Reggie

May 1st, 2011
12:15 am

The Braves have low baseball IQ’s

sports

May 1st, 2011
12:21 am

What’s the latest on that knothead, foulmouth so called pitching coach for the loser “BRAVES”? What a stupid idiot.

BravesFAN

May 1st, 2011
12:23 am

I do think its funny the team that fired our manager is 16-8 when they had him as their manager they were a .500 to slightly under .500 team now without their all star second basemen and Fredi they’re doing work!!! Meanwhile we pick up Fredi and now were the slightly under .500 team!!!!!!!! Let’s start to think about the manager here. He should’ve NEVER sent Beachy out there in the 8th if VENTERS starts the 8th we woulda got out of that inning up 2-0. Let’s chalk ANOTHER LOSS UP BECAUSE OUR SH*T MANAGER MADE ANOTHER BAD CALL THAT COST US THE GAME. It’s a trend that’s happening more and more in this young season. Fredi has yet to manage a playoff ball club and it is starting to look like he won’t this year. Maybe its not the talent as the Marlins are winning without him, we were winning without him and now with him were not. It’s still early but I have some serious doubts about Fredi….

BravesFAN

May 1st, 2011
12:31 am

Bobby wanted him because he was Bobbys guy. Bobby loved Fredi but that doesn’t mean he was the best guy for the job. So far he’s made a lot of bad calls about the bullpen and leaving starting pitchers in too long. But the bottom line is the offense sucks. We have yet to consistently hit the ball for a stretch of games. Starting pitching has been great but the team is not hitting outside of JHey, chip, and Mac. Hopefully Uggs picks it up bc we can’t have our 5 hole hitter batting .190 it kills us. How much longer will Fredi leave him their? Time will tell but I think he will turn it around. So far there’s been ZERO LATE HITTING MAGIC. This team cannot win extra inning games bc they don’t hit. That along with a manager making sh*t calls for the pen and other pitchers equals a losing team!!!! 13-15..

gotigers72

May 1st, 2011
12:40 am

It’s 134 games left knucklehead, not 144 games left. Wish they did have 144 games left.

I agree with billmaier… don’t understand why Mather was brought up and not someone else. He did not hit in spring training nor was he hitting in AAA. Another bum that FW is trying desperately to prove belongs in MLB so Frankie won’t have to take another hit for another pathetic signing.

What’s wrong with bringing Constanza up from Gwinnett? A .350 average and an 80% stolen base percentage [throughout his entire career]. Oh, that’s right, I must have forgotten. He plays CF, a position now occupied by teacher’s pet and .250 hitter Nate. Frank won’t let that happen as it would be another admission of a piss poor signing to go along with KK, Mather, etc. We can’t have Frank’s feelings hurt now can we? Just keep Nate and keep on losing. That is what being stubborn will do for you.

BravesFAN

May 1st, 2011
12:47 am

Right now Nate has a better batting average than Uggla, Freeman, and Gonzalez. And he’s 2 points behind Prado. He’s not the problem the problem is Fredi IMO.

Jim Powell

May 1st, 2011
12:48 am

Frank Wren is a genius!

Jim Powell

May 1st, 2011
12:49 am

The Braves can do no wrong !

Jim Powell

May 1st, 2011
12:50 am

Chipper Jones is a legend !

Jim Powell

May 1st, 2011
12:50 am

Come October the Braves will be in the post-season !

Joe Simpson

May 1st, 2011
1:11 am

You’re exactly right Jim, the Braves WILL be in the postseason. The bats will get hot and they’ll win 18 or 20 games in a row. Fredi is such a great manager too, this team might be better than the ‘95 champs.

Randal Patrick McMurphy

May 1st, 2011
1:47 am

Do the games count yet? Somebody better email the team…

Cap tipper

May 1st, 2011
5:57 am

I’m tipping my cap to everybody on the other team. In fact, I’m tipping my cap in advance to any team with a real bullpen and an offense that is actually offensive. I’m also tipping my cap to any team with a manager other than one named “Fredi”. While I’m at it, I’m tipping my cap to Wren, who is a genius among geniuses. And we think we can actually play with the Phillies with a REAL rotation and with kids ready to pick up the slack when one of their aces has a problem? Give me a break.

TheAntiMe

May 1st, 2011
6:35 am

I screwed up. What in the hell else do you expect them to say. I guess most of these experts posting here believe that the Braves should all blow their collective brains out. It’s baseball, the Cards are a hot team, and all of you bandwagon people will STFU when the Bravos get it going very soon. Go Braves!!!!!

bravesgrl4life

May 1st, 2011
7:40 am

Guys, I was there yesterday and I can tell you, that pitch to Gonzo was low, low, low. My seats are just to the right of home plate in the Terrace level, but I’ve got a great view of the plate, and that ball was nowhere near a strike. I think the ump just wanted the game over and done. Maybe he had a dinner date or something, but whatever it was, he blew that call.

Beachy looked really good right up to that 8th yesterday. I like Kimbrell, but dang I miss Peter Moylan. And where oh where are you, Billy Wagner??? We miss you :(

Red Wolf

May 1st, 2011
8:08 am

This has gotten moldy old. The inmates are running the asylum telling Fredi where they will bat rather than Fredi batting them appropriately. If McClouth can’t set the table then trade him. Heyward 6th & go sulk on the bench if you don’t like it. — Red Wolf

Can I respectfully ask, what are you talking about? Neither McLouth nor Heyward ever mentioned a word, not a peep, to complain about any position they’ve ever been asked to hit in. Ever. So tell me, how are they “running the asylum?”

Paul in Richmond

May 1st, 2011
8:27 am

I predict this will be the year the Braves finally perfect their excuses.

braveshoo

May 1st, 2011
8:58 am

There are a lot of reasons for our poor record. The obvious ones: we arent hitting, and our closers arent doing the job. We won a lot of games with our bench last year, especially late in games. This year our bench has been terrible. But the biggest problem has been Freddi Gonzalez. On Friday, the Cardinals hit and run in the 9th, and score the tying run. In the bottom of the 9th, we get a leadoff walk from McClouth. The Cardinals have a RH pitcher in, with a tough slider-need a LH pinch hitter. Henske is ready to hit, and Freddi calls him back to PH Mather, a RH batter, to bunt and he fails and strikes out. Now prado is up. Great guy to hit and run with, with McClouth on 1b, just like the Cardinals did. Instead freddi doesnt start the runner to move the defense, and Prado hits into a double play.
Worse has been Freddi’s handling of the pitchers. If Venters comes in to start the 8th, we win the game. We won a game last week when Freddi blew a lead by leaving Ascencio in to long. He lost the game yesterday by leaving a rookie reliever in to long even though he pitched well in 1 inning.
I think the players know Freddi has already cost us at least 6 games, and you just cant afford that. The manager is losing this team, and its only a matter of time before he is gone, or the season will be lost.

BRAVESFAN

May 1st, 2011
9:08 am

Fredi, give all the players on the team that are hitting over 300 the day off. As well you have to get kicked out of the game earlier this time to actually make a difference. We’ll be watching to see what you do when DLowe’s pitch count is high today.

don

May 1st, 2011
9:15 am

Although the bullpen has been frustrating, we have a HITTING problem. We need baserunners! Scoring 3 (with 2 homers!) and 2 respectively against the #1 offense in MLB isn’t going to cut it.

David O'Brien

May 1st, 2011
9:16 am

I think the players know Freddi has already cost us at least 6 games, and you just cant afford that. The manager is losing this team, and its only a matter of time before he is gone, or the season will be lost. — braveshoo

Fredi Gonzalez signed a three-year contract with an option for a fourth year, and after one month you believe it’s “only a matter of time before he is gone, or the season will be lost”? So you think they’re going to fire him a couple of months into a three-year contract?

Joey

May 1st, 2011
9:35 am

Kimbrel has struggled, but when you load the bases twice with less than 2 outs, and get NO RUNS, you don’t deserve to win.

McLouth’s homer should have just been the go ahead run. Mac (and Alex earlier) can’t even sacrifice fly someone in?

Jeez.

Joey

May 1st, 2011
9:38 am

One more thing. Is it etched in stone that if Venters pitches the 8th, and Kimbrel has to come in to pitch the 9th?

Why not let Venters pitch both inings if he is getting guys out?

Why not let a pitcher pitch, unless he gets in trouble?

joedub

May 1st, 2011
9:41 am

Yeah, Fredi’s not going anywhere. So you better get used to excessive bunting, intentional walks and questionable batting orders. Fredi is not great at strategerie, never has been. But the Braves have enough talent to win in spite of his questionable decisions.

Better start hitting the freaking ball though. The bats are pathetic so far.

northbeach Scott

May 1st, 2011
9:58 am

Glad to see all the kiddies and retards responded. It is now May of a long season and the Braves are very much in it. The season is a marathon, not like a football season.

reckingball

May 1st, 2011
10:15 am

Fredi G. needs to start reading these blogs(after losses, because most of these people don’t comment after a win), so that he can take the advice of some of these “experts”, and win all of the Braves remaining games this season.

reckingball

May 1st, 2011
10:23 am

The Cards are a berry, berry, good team.

JT

May 1st, 2011
10:24 am

Why can’t the Braves win against Central division teams? We seem to be holding our own against the rest,

joedub

May 1st, 2011
10:28 am

you know northbeach, just to be argumentative, i’d say that 16 weeks of repeated, high intensity collisions between behemoths in the NFL is a marathon (too)

Bill M.

May 1st, 2011
10:42 am

Come on Braves, lets get it going. These next two month’s will be critical. Already 6 games out & they could be out 15 games by July. I hope not but if they are it’s time to trade for the future. They need speed and consistent hitters. I’m not worried about Kimbrel & Venters. They need to score more to take the pressure off the pitching.

northbeach Scott

May 1st, 2011
10:45 am

joedub, of course, but each of 16 games in football is very important while each of 162 in baseball, not so much. Therefore, not so much to worry about after 1/6 of the season.

joedub

May 1st, 2011
10:57 am

nah man, every game counts even when there’s 162. off the top of my head, just ask the ‘91 dodgers, the ‘93 giants, the ‘99 reds. all of them finished one game out of the playoffs.

braves fan forever

May 1st, 2011
10:57 am

You people crack me up.Chipper jones has 21 rbis in april.Not 2 not 1 but 21.Yes the team is not hitting as a whole.They will improve.I know it is frustrating,but stick your head in the sand.All you fans that are only fans when they are winning are spineless.Like I said before Delta is ready when you are so leave.There are more important things to worry about.Think of the people in North ga and in Alabama.Don’t you think the wish they had a house and a tv to watch a basball game and maybe a love one who they lost to the tornado to sit with them and watch a baseball game with them.Quit your whinning and get to the stadium and support the braves otherwise just shut the hell up.

chas

May 1st, 2011
11:02 am

the braves will do better when fredi learns to change pitchers.

Gwinnett Braves Bible.com

May 1st, 2011
11:05 am

Wow , I never knew that the baseball season ended on May 1.

Folks, the baseball season is a marathon, nor a sprint. The Braves have gotten of to several bad starts to season before, like say last year WITH BOBBY COX, and they somehow always seem to right themselves.

Bassball isn’t football, you can’t take a snapshot of a season and say that the season is over.

Wait, I forgot where I was posting this comment,most fans here always hit the panic button.

reckingball

May 1st, 2011
11:17 am

It is funny how a lot of the people here are complaining about leaving Beachy in too long, are some of the same people that were highly upset that Fredi took Hudson out of the game in the 9th last week, when Hudson was clearly, running out of gas.

Is that what they call fickle?

Kurt Cobain

May 1st, 2011
11:28 am

Kimbrel: I have a suggestion for what ails you…

HOT

May 1st, 2011
11:30 am

minor league prospects = team of losers

It’s over, underachieving group of heartless wonders.

:)

joedub

May 1st, 2011
11:46 am

with garcia on the mound for the redbirds, i think the braves are in trouble today. he’s one of the best lefties in the league and could have been the ROY last year if not for posey and heyward. the braves are hitting .206 against lefties. 23 walks to 64 strikeouts, a .278 on-base % and a .581 OPS.

YIKES.

Just Sayin'

May 1st, 2011
11:47 am

Uninspired (adjective): 1. Not filled with excitement. 2. Mundane, pedestrian; spiritless. 3.The Atlanta Braves in April.

Bobby Cox

May 1st, 2011
12:01 pm

I taught Fredi everything he knows, especially how to handle the bullpen.

He needs to get tossed out of a game, and pick his nose more often when the the TV camera is on him.

Other than that he’s been lights out.

chc4

May 1st, 2011
12:11 pm

It’s painfully obvious in 4 short weeks that Fredi cannot handle a bullpen. Almost every move he makes late in games backfires.

chc4

May 1st, 2011
12:15 pm

Gwinnett Braves Bible.com — While what you say is true, fact is Philly isn’t going to lose 10 in a row. The division is getting away from us in April. Can’t wait for guys like you in September to be saying “we were so close to the wildcard, just missed by 2 games”. Games in April matter as much as those in August and September. And we’re losing games we should win. You can’t just say “aw shucks, tough luck, at least we’re trying”. That’s a losers mentality.

63 year Braves fan

May 1st, 2011
12:26 pm

The problem is not the pitching. Score 5 runs per game and they would 75% of them. Can’t understand
how a team of potentially good hitters can fail so miserably.

BRAVESFAN

May 1st, 2011
12:53 pm

Joe Mather playing first base on Sunday. Great idea Fredi, are you going to call Scott Proctor up to close?

I think the team needs to start donating a small sum of cash every time they strikeout. What could they spend the money on?

Bobby Cox

May 1st, 2011
12:59 pm

From what Fredi tells me, Joe Mather has been tearing the hide off the ball in the simulated games.

We could have used him last season. Reminds some of Greg Norton. Man I loved that kid.

TheSpoon

May 1st, 2011
1:24 pm

Fredi is making bad decisions and is showing a lack of cojones! He should have got tossed in game 1 defending Freeman. Beachy should have sat after the 7th. The Cards are good, but we blew it twice now! This is getting old…I know it’s still early, but we cannot afford to keep this up! Oh…we do need a new hitting coach. Wake up the bats Bravos…even if you need a live chicken!

The Abs Man

May 1st, 2011
1:28 pm

Today Fat Fredi plays The Beaver @ first base: Jerry Mathers….No wait, that’s JOE Mathers.

Joe isn’t as good as The Beaver.

reckingball

May 1st, 2011
1:36 pm

What, a bunch of DAs, that pollutes this blog.

reckingball

May 1st, 2011
1:36 pm

What, a bunch of DAs, that pollutes this blog.

Derek Lowe-ded

May 1st, 2011
2:49 pm

I need a drink !

Gwinnett Braves Bible.com

May 1st, 2011
2:57 pm

CHC4,

All games DO matter,no matter what time of year, but my point was that over the course of a season,every team, even the mighty Phillies, will stumble some, that’s just the nature of a long season.

The Braves are getting off to their normal slow start, just like they have several times in years past.

If they are 5 to 10 games under .500 fifty or so games in, then there’s cause for concern, but most fans here act like their world is caving in after every loss.

You can’t just say “aw shucks, tough luck, at least we’re trying”. That’s a losers mentality.

When in my first comment did I say that. Oh yeah, I didn’t. Baseball is a game of patience, something that alot of fans on this blog could use more of.

Freddie G

May 2nd, 2011
1:18 am

I too wish Beachy had not gone back out for the 8TH. BUT FOLKS THERE are still plenty of games to play, it is too early to be so negative.

getting rid of cellulite

May 5th, 2011
1:35 pm

Can you tell us something about William and Kate?

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