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LAG

May 30th, 2011
3:27 pm

Gearrin’s still got it.

CaptainMudderland

May 30th, 2011
3:27 pm

@cabravesfan…..MAC, today? Yes–co-sign negotiated herein and thereafter—no brainer there girl.

ArkBravesFan

May 30th, 2011
3:27 pm

VaBravesFan-

Uggla is due up third in the 8th

cabravesfan

May 30th, 2011
3:27 pm

VaBravesFan-

I wouldn’t mind. Just my Mac Bias showing :D

Tomahawk Mafia

May 30th, 2011
3:28 pm

Good work by Gearrin in the 8th inning. The Braves would really help us out by scoring about 5 in the bottom of the 8th inning.

TnBrian

May 30th, 2011
3:28 pm

Enter your comments here

VaBravesFan

May 30th, 2011
3:29 pm

it would be awesome to just blow it wide open right here with 4 or 5 runs

Linebrink for Cy

May 30th, 2011
3:29 pm

well unless they bat around in this half inning, Uggla won’t be batting in the bottom of the 9th.

cabravesfan

May 30th, 2011
3:29 pm

Capt’n-

It really is a no brainer. I think Mac’s going to win it for us every day :D

Tomahawk Mafia

May 30th, 2011
3:31 pm

There goes the Braves chances of winning soon with Mac’s flyout to LF.

abwright

May 30th, 2011
3:31 pm

McCann got a pitch to hit there and missed it for the first time today.

VaBravesFan

May 30th, 2011
3:31 pm

Ok Uggla will do something to help the team this inning. Something good could be striking out with a runner on 1st instead of hitting a inning ending double play and then Freeman gets the big hit. that’ll work too haha.

Just Sayin'

May 30th, 2011
3:31 pm

good job Uggs!

GT Alum

May 30th, 2011
3:31 pm

Uggla takes a walk!

CaptainMudderland

May 30th, 2011
3:31 pm

@DOB….yes, ‘crotch comment’ was over the top…my bad!

ArkBravesFan

May 30th, 2011
3:33 pm

Well, it’s up to Uggla this inning…

jeffrey d

May 30th, 2011
3:33 pm

C’mon Uggs

abwright

May 30th, 2011
3:33 pm

Good AB for Freddie. Unfortunately, we’re playing station-to-station in this inning.

At least we clear “The AGon” for the ninth.

Seth

May 30th, 2011
3:33 pm

Sigh…Uggla.

keylargo

May 30th, 2011
3:33 pm

Get ahead in the count Dan

Brave4life-1995 all over again?

May 30th, 2011
3:33 pm

For Uggla, when its bad it terrible

VaBravesFan

May 30th, 2011
3:34 pm

solo shot? it is about time for one aint it.

Linebrink for Cy

May 30th, 2011
3:34 pm

Free swing this into an RBI AGon!

Trey

May 30th, 2011
3:34 pm

At least Uggla hasn’t forgotten how to run the bases.

lfo brave

May 30th, 2011
3:35 pm

Take the bat away

bravesgrl4life

May 30th, 2011
3:35 pm

Well, at least it wasn’t an out for Uggla at this one.

CaptainMudderland

May 30th, 2011
3:35 pm

That will work…thanks for the memories Dan

lfo brave

May 30th, 2011
3:35 pm

Progress ! Go Freddy

ArkBravesFan

May 30th, 2011
3:35 pm

Holy crap, Uggla got on base!

LAG

May 30th, 2011
3:35 pm

Probably one of the best AB’s Uggla has had in a while. Especially since he would normally have swung at a couple of those down-and-away pitches.

keylargo

May 30th, 2011
3:36 pm

Gapper, Freddie. Roll it to the wall

njbraves

May 30th, 2011
3:36 pm

Another terrible AB by a Brave in a big spot, surprise, surprise.

Tomahawk Mafia

May 30th, 2011
3:36 pm

Good approach by Uggla there. That is a small victory for the team.

cabravesfan

May 30th, 2011
3:36 pm

Scott from Fairburn-

Who would you recommend closing the game if we had scored there?

Bravefaninok

May 30th, 2011
3:36 pm

Uggla walked….That has to be a good sign.

Tomahawk Mafia

May 30th, 2011
3:37 pm

Let’s see if Gonzo can actually hit with 2 outs and RISP for the first time this season.

CaptainMudderland

May 30th, 2011
3:37 pm

Yes….let’s go…rally a bit….Freeman awesome the past few games.

Bravefaninok

May 30th, 2011
3:37 pm

Freddie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i think that was 13 ! just for the whiners.

VaBravesFan

May 30th, 2011
3:38 pm

Good too see Uggla is tired of swinging and missing.

Scott from Fairburn

May 30th, 2011
3:38 pm

And Jonny Venters is up in the pen … Fredi, Fredi, Fredi. You are going to have to develop bullpen package B or Jonny, Eric, and Craig will be on the shelf with arm injuries

TruthSeeker

May 30th, 2011
3:39 pm

Alex Gonzalez = anti-clutch.

bgvt

May 30th, 2011
3:39 pm

2-outs RISP … A Gon is gone.

Brave4life-1995 all over again?

May 30th, 2011
3:39 pm

Maybe Chipper can hit a PH HR in the next inning

GT Alum

May 30th, 2011
3:39 pm

And, of course, 0-2 lives up to his nickname.

bravesgrl4life

May 30th, 2011
3:39 pm

Good thing Alex plays pretty good defense :sad:

LAG

May 30th, 2011
3:39 pm

Annnnnnnd we got Alex’ed. :mad:

Linebrink for Cy

May 30th, 2011
3:39 pm

annnd he free swings into a K

abwright

May 30th, 2011
3:39 pm

Uggla has a good AB and laid off the junk outside.

Gonzalez seems to have inherited the “swing at the pitch waaaay outside” bug from Uggla.

Tomahawk Mafia

May 30th, 2011
3:39 pm

Gonzo has the worst approach. He has to know that pitchers usually waste pitches when they are ahead in the count, but he continues to swing wildly. Worst man to have at the plate in a key situation with two outs. Frustrating.

David O'Brien

May 30th, 2011
3:39 pm

That’s 6 hits off Venters in his past six outs, after he’d given up no hits in 12 innings over 10 appearances

keylargo

May 30th, 2011
3:40 pm

Is there any company advertising now on TV more irritating than AT&T? Ski Lift, Dancing in the Train Station and the most obscene, Diner Kills Tarantula with Shoe. Any of those make me change the channel.

Mrs Uggla

May 30th, 2011
3:40 pm

All you idiots who have been knocking Dan, what do you think now? Think you’re so good why don’t you get out there and play. Dan didn’t swing at any bad pitches and then he ran to 2nd after the hit. He can’t help it that nobody drove him in.Why don’t you blame the shortstop who struck out?

VaBravesFan

May 30th, 2011
3:40 pm

might as well leave Venters out there until his arm falls off.

David O'Brien

May 30th, 2011
3:40 pm

Gonzalez struck out to make him majors-worst 0-for-18 with 5 K and 1 W (intentional) w/ RISP and 2 outs

bgvt

May 30th, 2011
3:41 pm

Scott –

Jonny was up in the bullpen in case the Braves took the lead in the bottom of the 8th. I expect that Kimbrel gets the day off and Venters is the “closer.” At this point, he might pitch an inning since the Braves will not have a save opportunity today. As Shaun would point out, this might be one of those times to use your best reliever.

Scott from Fairburn

May 30th, 2011
3:41 pm

bgvt – I’m well aware why Jonny is up and why Fredi likes to use him.

This is 30th game in two months. Something has to give.

Based on the first two at bats … what do you think?

Linebrink for Cy

May 30th, 2011
3:41 pm

when you add his Toronto and Atlanta K totals from last year, AGon wiffed almost 120 times. He’s only at 41 right now …..

abwright

May 30th, 2011
3:41 pm

GT Alum … yeah … it just looked like Uggla got his shot of penicillum but Alex “just said, no.”

CaptainMudderland

May 30th, 2011
3:41 pm

Reach, hack….etc.,etc……nail biting drama forthcoming—but I really hope this thing doesn’t go–for the sake of the ‘pen,’ anything like 12 or 13 frames.

cabravesfan

May 30th, 2011
3:42 pm

bgvt-

pitcher’s spot is due first in the bottom of the 9th, so for sure this is Jonny’s only inning

CaptainMudderland

May 30th, 2011
3:42 pm

I eat my beans from a cantu….

GT Alum

May 30th, 2011
3:42 pm

abwright -

AGon hasn’t inherited anything. He’s had the Vlad/Andruw/Frenchy strike zone at least since he became a Brave.

TruthSeeker

May 30th, 2011
3:42 pm

shmoe

May 30th, 2011
3:43 pm

alex gonzalez is so unclutch

bgvt

May 30th, 2011
3:43 pm

Time for a GiDP here — though I expect the Padres to bunt.

Joel

May 30th, 2011
3:43 pm

Venters, best pitcher in all of baseball right now. Period

ArkBravesFan

May 30th, 2011
3:43 pm

That was close…

McFann :Ô: :Ô:

May 30th, 2011
3:44 pm

keylargo

May 30th, 2011
3:44 pm

Mather up to bat first then Schafer and Prado.

Sopheee

May 30th, 2011
3:44 pm

Fabulous Freddie.

Good job, boys.

bgvt

May 30th, 2011
3:44 pm

Jonny has so many nicknames … Vulture, Everyday Jonny, Here’s Jonny …. can we add Houdini for getting out of two situations like that one within a week?

Joel

May 30th, 2011
3:44 pm

Best pitcher in baseball right now

Tomahawk Mafia

May 30th, 2011
3:45 pm

Venters was due for a rough outing where he allows some hits and some runs.

TruthSeeker

May 30th, 2011
3:45 pm

We’re going to have to rally off Heath Bell. That sounds promising.

College Pitching Coach

May 30th, 2011
3:45 pm

Way to go Fredi.Keeprunning Venters out there.

Tomahawkin (In Pain)

May 30th, 2011
3:46 pm

Whats Up all?

What did I miss?

No Hitting Goons

May 30th, 2011
3:46 pm

Who thought that Gonzalez would strike out in that situation. All you have to do is throw the fool 3 curve balls outside.

CaptainMudderland

May 30th, 2011
3:46 pm

I eat my beans from a cantu….

Elonbrave

May 30th, 2011
3:46 pm

Venters looks tired… his body language, the lack of movement on his sinker….

TxB

May 30th, 2011
3:46 pm

Team has been playing with Fire all season. It’s about time our bullpen blows up

Seth

May 30th, 2011
3:46 pm

Venters is off today.

Joel

May 30th, 2011
3:47 pm

When was the last time the braves won by 3 or more runs?

TruthSeeker

May 30th, 2011
3:47 pm

Venters is amazing.

cabravesfan

May 30th, 2011
3:47 pm

GT Alum

May 30th, 2011
3:47 pm

Venters got the DP.

Elonbrave

May 30th, 2011
3:47 pm

Not that it matters, I guess..

bravesgrl4life

May 30th, 2011
3:47 pm

BEAUTIFUL DP!!!!

BFChris26

May 30th, 2011
3:47 pm

Nice Double Play!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LAG

May 30th, 2011
3:47 pm

Well done by Venters and Freeman.

abwright

May 30th, 2011
3:47 pm

That was a thing of beauty! Inning ending Freeman to McCann to Freeman double play.

CaptainMudderland

May 30th, 2011
3:48 pm

Excellent and very timely guys…now let’s have a great walkoff experience.

Bravefaninok

May 30th, 2011
3:48 pm

That was well executed…..Now get a damn run.

JasonInFL

May 30th, 2011
3:48 pm

Johnny Freaking Venters. The Vulture. Wow.

VaBravesFan

May 30th, 2011
3:48 pm

Venters gets outta it. phew.. Good to see his arm is still attached to his body.

David O'Brien

May 30th, 2011
3:48 pm

Opponents are 0-for-6 against Venters with bases loaded. Ridiculous.

Tomahawk Mafia

May 30th, 2011
3:49 pm

Awesome 3-2-3 DP, some runs would be amazing in the ninth inning.

keylargo

May 30th, 2011
3:49 pm

Double switch lets Mather lead off.

No Hitting Goons

May 30th, 2011
3:49 pm

Our only hope is a walk off home run. We cannot put three hits together in one inning. No way. Especially with no-clutch Gonzalez. Auto out Uggla and popup McAnn.

Scott from Fairburn

May 30th, 2011
3:50 pm

Way to go Jonny, now go ice your arm and take a handful of anti-inflammatories …

abwright

May 30th, 2011
3:50 pm

A big fly here and Chipper can get his 13th game ending hit.

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