Uggla’s struggling, oh yes. But minors? No

Dan Uggla provided reason for cautious optimism with consecutive two-hit games last weekend at Houston, but the struggling second baseman has gone 1-for-21 with one RBI, one walk and six strikeouts since then.

Uggla heard increased boos Friday after another 0-for dropped his majors-worst average to .172.

Uggla heard increased boos Friday after another 0-for dropped his majors-worst average to .172.

Nevertheless, those wondering when he’ll be benched long-term or even sent to the minor leagues to work on his swing, let me answer as I’ve answered before: I can’t see it happening.

It’s a terrible position for the Braves to be in with one of their few “franchise players.” And yes, when you give a give a five-year, $63 million contract and you’re not the New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox, he’s a franchise player.

But it’s the position they are in, and I’m almost certain the Braves would have to endure a lot more of the same from Uggla before they’d do anything other than continue to play him every day, or almost every day, and hope that he breaks out of this sooner than later.

Because as I’ve said before, teams don’t bench or demote 31-year-old position players in the first half-season of a five-year, $62 million contract, after trading for such a player and giving him said contract extension before he ever played an inning.

Even if the Braves wanted to send him to Triple-A – and manager Fredi Gonzalez said that has not even been discussed – they’d have to ask Uggla to approve of such a move. As a veteran with five years’ service, he wouldn’t have to accept a minor-league assignment.

And since more than one Braves coach or official has said he thinks Uggla felt the pressure of the big contract and tried to live up to it, swinging harder and trying to hit his way out of the slump in May and early June, then what good would they think that sending him to Triple-A would do?

I mean, you don’t think a player with a $62 million contract demoted to Triple-A would feel as much or even more pressure trying to work his way out of a career-worst slump after being sent to the minors, with everyone watching to see how he does against minor league pitchers and what it would even mean?

As for “working on his swing,” Uggla has said he knows exactly what all the various pundits, ex-players, broadcasters and hitting coaches past and present are talking about when they point out this flaw or that which the various individuals believe is the source for Uggla’s epic slump.

He says noticing it on film and working on it in the batting cage is one thing, however, and applying it in games is another. And in the past couple of weeks, he insists he’s made strides in the latter area, swinging more consistently and correcting some of the bad habits he got into.

One more thing — and this is probably most telling when it comes to where team officials are with his current state — consider what Fredi said when I asked him today about Uggla’s 1-for-21 in the past five games and whether he’s still seeing improvement from him the way that he did when Uggla had those four hits and three walks in two games last Saturday and Sunday.

“Yeah,” he said. “He hit a ball to left field yesterday, a rocket. Boom. [Uggla flied out.] He touches the bag, looks at me like [what are you going to do?] And then later on in the game he hit one to the shortstop or the third baseman that was another hard one.

“It’s just the baseball gods testing you, you know?”

Now I ask you all, does that sound like the manager of a team that’s even seriously considering doing anything with Uggla except continuing to play him and hope that some of those hard-hit balls they’re seeing start to fall?

And it certainly doesn’t sound like the manager of a team considering any sort of radical move such as a demotion to the minors.

I’ll also ask a question I asked a while back: Give me the name of one position player sent to the minors for non-injury-related reasons, in the first year of a contract even remotely comparable to Uggla’s. Even a contract as long as three years, much less five.

They made him the highest-annual-salaried second baseman in the game, and the Braves aren’t going to send Uggla to the minors or bench him before the All-Star break of his first season, when they are counting on him for five years.

He averaged 31 homers and 93 RBIs over the previous five seasons with the Marlins, and the Braves will be expecting several seasons such as that for Atlanta, even if this season is to the point where it’s highly doubtful he’ll even begin to approach those numbers.

He’s hitting a majors-worst .172 with a majors-worst .240 OBP, and his .537 OPS is the second-lowest in the NL.

Gonzalez, who managed Uggla for 3-1/2 seasons in Florida, also said he doesn’t worry that Uggla might look at his numbers at some point, if the skid continues, and just say, “This is a lost season for me.”

“No,” Gonzalez said. “That’s not in him, giving up or giving in. Quitting. No. That’s not in his vocabulary or his demeanor. He’s about as even-keel a guy you can meet. He’s 1-for-21, he’s always there for you [reporters]. He answers the questions. He’s always been like that.”

♣ McLouth’s return Sunday: The Braves called up outfielder Wikin Ramirez from Triple-A today to take the roster spot of pitcher Randall Delgado, who is back on the Double-A roster, as planned, after making a spot start Thursday.

The Braves plan to keep Schafer in center field for now, even with Nate McLouth expected back from DL on  Sunday.

The Braves plan to keep Schafer in center field for now, even with Nate McLouth expected back from DL on Sunday.

Ramirez is starting in left field and batting fifth today, and Gonzalez told me he’s not just here for a day until Nate McLouth’s scheduled return from the DL on Sunday.

“We might do some roster tinkering,” said Gonzalez, who made it sound as if the Braves would do some tinkering, not might do some.

Ramirez, a former Detroit prosopect, is 1-for-3 with a homer off today’s starter Matt Harrison, the former Braves left-handed prospect who was sent to Texas as part of the bevy of prospects traded to the Rangers for Mark Teixiera.

Uggla (0-for-1) is the only other Brave who has faced Harrison, but Gonzalez said that wasn’t a determining factor in recalling Ramirez today.

McLouth, by the way, will play left field again for Triple-A Gwinnett, scheduled to get two at-bats and be activated by the Braves on Sunday. He’s playing left at Gwinnett because the Braves plan to keep Jordan Schafer in center.

It’ll probably be at least two more weeks before left fielder Martin Prado comes off the DL after recovering from surgery to clean out staph infection in his right calf (doctors also cleaned out some possible infection in his right knee, as a precautionary measure).

It’s too early to know what the Braves will do about the Schafer-McLouth situation once Prado returns. I would think that probably depends on how both play between now and then, whether Schafer provides the spark that he’s given the Braves with his speed, defense and a handful of multi-hit games since replacing the DL’d McLouth nearly a month ago.

As for McLouth, he played eight games in left field last season and told Gonzalez he had no problem at all with moving to left to keep Schafer in center. It’s obvious to everyone that Schafer has the better arm and has shown better range than McLouth did for much of the past two years, when McLouth was sometimes slowed by hamstring and back problems.

“I talked to Nate about it before he left [for Gwinnett],” Gonzalez said. “He said, hey, I understand completely. Whatever you think is best for the team. Which doesn’t surprise me, that answer coming from Nate.”

“He had played it a little bit, so it’s not that big a stretch for him.”

♣ Prado’s return: We can’t give you a projected return date, and neither can the Braves. Or if they can, they aren’t.

Gonzalez said he hasn’t been told by team medical staff when to expect Prado, because they just don’t know how long it’ll take for the incision to heal completely form the staph-infection surgery (the would is left open to heal from the bottom out in staph-infection procedures).

Prado had IV antibiotics for an hour a day for the first week after the June 10 procedure, and is still getting the incision area cleaned daily and taking oral antibiotics.

He stopped by the stadium the past couple of days to be treated and to chat with teammates, but has not been cleared to begin any physical activities, and won’t be until the wound is completely healed.

That could be within a week, but that’s not a certainty whatsoever. And once he is cleared to begin working out, he will have to get his strength back after being inactive for two weeks or longer.

I’ve said since the procedure that I thought he’d be out for all of June, at least, and Gonzalez said Sunday that might be a good guess.

You’ve got to wait for that thing to heal completely,” Gonzalez said. “And then by that time he will be at least … I don’t even know how long it’s been.” “And you’ve got to remember, it’s been 10 days of nothing. I think the first week of that was bed rest.”

“We [in sports] want everything cut-and-dried, but I don’t want to try to guess [when he’be back]. I don’t know. I really can’t tell you….

“He hasn’t done anything. Like Jason [Heyward],when his shoulder wasn’t good he could be out running, playing catch, keeping his strength up. [Prado] hasn’t done anything.”

BRAVES LINEUP

  1. Schafer CF

    McCann has five homers in his past 10 home games, including this solo shot Friday.

    McCann has five homers in his past 10 home games, including this solo shot Friday.

  2. Uggla 2B
  3. Heyward RF
  4. McCann C
  5. Ramirez LF
  6. Freeman 1B
  7. Gonzalez SS
  8. Hernandez 3B
  9. Lowe RHP

♣ Etc.

Chipper Jones (adductor muscle strain) is out of the lineup for a second day in a row, as expected. Fredi Gonzalez said he’s still hopeful of a Sunday or Monday return by the third baseman… Brandon Beachy (oblique strain) threw a side session in the bullpen Sunday, and it sounds more than likely he’ll come off the DL and take Tommy Hanson’s rotation turn Wednesday vs. Toronto. Hanson went on the 15-day DL Friday with rotator-cuff tendinitis in his right shoulder…. Brian McCann has hit .315 with nine doubles, eight homers, 18 RBI, .396 OBP and .674 slugging in his past 25 games, including .471 (16-for-34) with five homers and a 1.059 slugging percentage in 10 home games…. The Braves are 18-16 at home. They didn’t get their 16th home loss in 2010 until Aug. 14, at which point they were 40-16 at home…. Matt Harrison is 2-2 with a 2.01 ERA and one homer allowed in his past five starts…. Today’s Braves starter, Derek Lowe,  is 0-2 with a 4.91 ERA in his past seven starts, though the team is 5-2 in those games. Lowe is 1-1 with a 4.98 ERA in six home starts.

♣ Let’s stop there and post this so you can read it before first pitch, hopefully. We’ll close with a great tune from The Jam, which you can hear by clicking on here.

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“GOING UNDERGROUND” by The Jam

Some people might say my life is in a rut,
But I’m quite happy living with what I got
People might say that I should strive for more,
But I’m so happy I can’t see the point.
Somethings happening here today
A show of strength with your boy’s brigade and,
I’m so happy and you’re so kind
You want more money – of course I don’t mind
To buy nuclear textbooks for atomic crimes

And the public gets what the public wants
But I want nothing this society’s got -
I’m going underground, (going underground)
Well the brass bands play and feet start to pound
Going underground, (going underground)
Well let the boys all sing and the boys all shout for tomorrow

Some people might get some pleasure out of hate
Me, I’ve enough already on my plate
People might need some tension to relax
[Me?] I’m too busy dodging between the flak

What you see is what you get
You’ve made your bed, you better lie in it
You choose your leaders and place your trust
As their lies put you down and their promises bust
You’ll see kidney machine replaced by rockets and guns

And the public wants what the public gets
But I don’t get what this society wants
I’m going underground, (going underground)
Well the brass bands play and feet start to pound
Going underground, (going underground)
[So] let the boys all sing and let the boys all shout for tomorrow

We talk and we talk until my head explodes
I turn on the news and my body froze
Braying sheep on my TV screen
Make this boy shout, make this boy scream!

Going underground, I’m going underground…

1,659 comments Add your comment

Joe

June 18th, 2011
3:53 pm

whatever happened to that idiot, Trey?

Jay Dubu

June 18th, 2011
4:01 pm

STRETCH

June 18th, 2011
4:02 pm

Can this team survive anymore injuries? Can Dan give back some of that money? Professional athletes are overrated anyway. Right along with politicians!

chipper zzang

June 18th, 2011
4:03 pm

It is just so frustrating the fact that i cant see healthy heyward and chipper in the lineup together.

Feeach

June 18th, 2011
4:06 pm

Great blog Chief!

Hugo Z Hackenbush

June 18th, 2011
4:06 pm

The issue isn’t benching or demoting Uggla. It’s that he’s batting second. I’m beginning to think that Fredi’s long-term relationship with him is clouding his judgment. Uggla needs to be in the bottom third of the order to work on his problem, not nestled between the leadoff guy and the people that are most likely to move him over.

Chris from the Rock

June 18th, 2011
4:06 pm

Glad to see that Ramirez is staying. He might not have a bit of plate discipline, but he sure can fly and run into a fastball on occasions. You can’t say that about Joe Mather.

Ward

June 18th, 2011
4:07 pm

Good article DOB: They should’ve called Ramirez up a week ago,and I would call up Lugo,as well. Give Lugo a chance at SS.

Ward

June 18th, 2011
4:07 pm

Hell, I just would like a win today!

Nick n Richmond

June 18th, 2011
4:08 pm

Since FOX is lame, can someone provide some play by play on here for the rest of us who can’t watch the game?

Hugo Z Hackenbush

June 18th, 2011
4:09 pm

Ward, why in the world does Lugo deserve a chance at SS?

veer

June 18th, 2011
4:11 pm

Mather will be released tmr

Ward

June 18th, 2011
4:12 pm

Nick, Ever go to Saddlescores bar and grill, Boy, do they really grill ya there.

abeeeewright

June 18th, 2011
4:12 pm

Kinsler lead off single off Lowe.

cabravesfan

June 18th, 2011
4:13 pm

Nick n Richmond-

It’s streaming online at WLCE 1570

veer

June 18th, 2011
4:13 pm

Like both of you, I like my men black and mandinko.

Nick n Richmond

June 18th, 2011
4:13 pm

looks like there are two Nick’s n Richmond, only one is into fella’s

nolee

June 18th, 2011
4:14 pm

If this is true, then where does Prado play? Or do they move J-Hey to CF for the rest of the season? ….Danga

I believe.DOB said not likely on Jason in CF
I’ll also believe a non-CF or non-SS trade when I see it.
not impossible but it doesn’t make much sense IMO

Ward

June 18th, 2011
4:14 pm

I saw him play,and he does have good range at short stop, and he does have speed when he gets on, and he plays hard. Lugo is a good hitter. Aout is a half glass, half full player, and is lazy at times.Trust me! Lugo has good range as well.

JasonInFL

June 18th, 2011
4:14 pm

And D-Lowe off to another great start. Is it against the law for Huddy or Lowe to have a 1, 2, 3 first inning?

veer

June 18th, 2011
4:14 pm

2-0 I think this game is already over. What a disappointing day

TNBravesFan79

June 18th, 2011
4:14 pm

You can’t be serious good lord

abeeeewright

June 18th, 2011
4:14 pm

Andrus single. Heyward makes an error on the ball (over-running it). Andrus to third. Kinsler scores.

Hugo Z Hackenbush

June 18th, 2011
4:14 pm

What an awful error by Heyward.

Ward

June 18th, 2011
4:15 pm

nolee, I agree……

LAG

June 18th, 2011
4:15 pm

Fox’s audio, much like Heyward’s fielding in recent games, is out of sync.

Luke 24:5

June 18th, 2011
4:15 pm

Given the injuries and under-performance it’s a minor miracle we can even see Philly. You gotta’ believe at some point all the cylinders will click and the Braves will make a move. PS: I’m thankful for my heavenly Father, who never stops believing in me.

JasonInFL

June 18th, 2011
4:15 pm

And here we go…

J-Hey, what the heck has happened to you, dude?

Trisha

June 18th, 2011
4:15 pm

Nick visits East Side Club in NY City 227 E 56st (212)753 2222 best gay bathouse around

Powder Blue

June 18th, 2011
4:15 pm

Heyward is a bust. He’s awful.

Joshua

June 18th, 2011
4:16 pm

tmc

June 18th, 2011
4:16 pm

you got to be kidding me w/ that error by Heyward.

Sorry, but that is a joke.

Powder Blue

June 18th, 2011
4:16 pm

There’s our franchise player. Way to earn your keep, Uggla.

TNBravesFan79

June 18th, 2011
4:16 pm

Oh my god what is happening here

abeeeewright

June 18th, 2011
4:16 pm

Freeman and Uggla boot the ball around on a Hamilton routine grounder. Andrus scores. Hamilton safe at first.

JasonInFL

June 18th, 2011
4:16 pm

The difference in this year’s team is their inability to win at home. We we awesome at The Ted last year. We suck this year.

Ward

June 18th, 2011
4:16 pm

Looks like Lowe’s in for a long game,but is’s the first inning. Let the Braves loose. It will force Wren to look harder at a trade……..

LOB Braves

June 18th, 2011
4:16 pm

Wow. This team flat out sux. Looks like we will be swept.

cabravesfan

June 18th, 2011
4:17 pm

It’s actually kind of amusing that some moron thinks it’s creative or fun or cute to steal people’s names and post stupid comments.

JasonInFL

June 18th, 2011
4:17 pm

Ballgame. Season. Decade.

Heath

June 18th, 2011
4:17 pm

I get the Yanks and Cubs today… yah :roll:

Dang Fox.

abeeeewright

June 18th, 2011
4:17 pm

Betlre flies out to Ramirez in LF. One out.

Jay Dubu

June 18th, 2011
4:17 pm

I understand moving players around, and being tied to the 40 man roster, but Wikin Ramirez is hitting .238 at Gwinnett.

If you’re trying to change the dynamics of the team, bring up a guy whos having success at Gwinnett, and hope that it carries over in Atlanta.

Constanza is hitting .344 with 17 stolen bases, 2 short of the entire Big League team. Bring him up.

The team needs some guys that can get on base. RIght now, they just don’t have that, so it appears guys are swinging for the fences, cause they realize that a base hit means no runs.

Parrish just pointed out that Chipper consentrates when hitter are on base, and not so much when they aren’t. Don’t you think it’s the same for some of the otheer players as well.

Ward

June 18th, 2011
4:17 pm

DOB: Anymore encouragement?

TNBravesFan79

June 18th, 2011
4:17 pm

Good Lord Texas does not need any help from us. It is hard enough to win without making stupid errors and giving them runs.

LAG

June 18th, 2011
4:17 pm

OK, they fixed the audio. Now let’s fix the fielding.

JasonInFL

June 18th, 2011
4:17 pm

An out…awesome!

cabravesfan

June 18th, 2011
4:18 pm

Looks like we will be swept.

Yup. I mean it’s the first inning of the 2nd game of a 3 game series.

David O'Brien

June 18th, 2011
4:18 pm

That’s two fielding errors in two days for Heyward, and three in four games

Freeman error on next play makes it errors in two days for Braves, and we’re only one out into this one.

Venice Jim

June 18th, 2011
4:18 pm

cab meant to say WCLE…

Ward

June 18th, 2011
4:18 pm

cab:DOB will find him again, and ban him……

JasonInFL

June 18th, 2011
4:19 pm

Jay-Dub…have to agree. Ramirez isn’t really going to provide an upgrade over anyone at any position. Pinch-runner, maybe. But, George would be a better choice at this point.

Rupert

June 18th, 2011
4:19 pm

Just saying after his lack of hustle running out that ball last night which cost the team an out, and this HORRID error to start this game, something is up with Heyward. Lord that was a bad play. Routine play Mr. Fox Announcer, nothing to do with a DL stint, guy sounds like some on here making excuses for the JHey.

cabravesfan

June 18th, 2011
4:19 pm

VJ-

What did I say?

JasonInFL

June 18th, 2011
4:19 pm

J-Hey isn’t very good defensively despite what others on here say. But, 3 errors in 4 games for an OF is pretty damn hard to do.

Mixxo

June 18th, 2011
4:20 pm

lol…..This team is a f’n JOKE!

Heyward…..really???

McFann :Ô: :Ô:

June 18th, 2011
4:20 pm

:lol: Guess he forgot the game started at 4!

veer

June 18th, 2011
4:20 pm

Should have traded Lowe when he had some value. Now no one will take him.

LAG

June 18th, 2011
4:20 pm

Wait, what? Hamilton got doubled off on a routine fly to CF???

Eric Karros – “Some real quality baseball so far.”

abeeeewright

June 18th, 2011
4:20 pm

Young flies out to Schafer a fair piece shy of the warning track. Hamilton was so embarrassed by the cheap way he got on base that he goes ahead and forgets to get back to first base, ending the inning with a double play.

Powder Blue

June 18th, 2011
4:21 pm

Heyward = Francoeur sans the good glove and the good arm.

LOB Braves

June 18th, 2011
4:21 pm

cabravesfan. Braves WILL be swept. What game(s) are you watching genius.

Tomas

June 18th, 2011
4:21 pm

What is this? And why does all of the sudden Braves defense lost it’s gloves, Freeman, Heyward, Uggla?

Hulk Smash

June 18th, 2011
4:21 pm

Jason Heyward is EXTREMELY overrated. He is an entitled bum.

abeeeewright

June 18th, 2011
4:21 pm

Without the horrid defense, Rangers would certainly have scored at least one run. So, not a good first inning, but not as bad as it looked.

ChrisfromSacramento, CA

June 18th, 2011
4:22 pm

Please trade bitch ass Heyward. He sucks. Please get rid of his loafing sorry, no hit ass

JasonInFL

June 18th, 2011
4:22 pm

bunt single, double, hr. that would be a great start to this game for the bravos!

Hinske Da Man

June 18th, 2011
4:22 pm

What do you know, the Braves have 2 errors and have allowed 2 runs before making a single out. Why doesn’t that surprise me? Because the Braves suck that’s why. They are helpless.

Chpatt

June 18th, 2011
4:22 pm

This is one of those times where I would like to see McCann or whoever else is to be a leader step up and get emotional. Get in somebody’s face.

cabravesfan

June 18th, 2011
4:23 pm

LOB Braves-

At the moment I’m not watching any game because I don’t get the Braves on FOX. But, being the genius I am, I am not going to say we are going to be swept one inning into the 2nd game of a 3 game series.

TB bravesfan

June 18th, 2011
4:23 pm

let’s see hoe fast the braves get out

JasonInFL

June 18th, 2011
4:23 pm

Come on, Marshall Mathers.

Nick Saban

June 18th, 2011
4:24 pm

Heyward has been so disappointing.

Jake W.

June 18th, 2011
4:24 pm

Someone needs to cue up sportcenter’s Not Top 10 music, were helping their cause and filling up their reel. Bad enough I had to sit through two rain delays to see them get two hits but this is just ugly. At least I got a bobblehead for my troubles that night, I’d still rather have some better play on the field as well.

Ralph

June 18th, 2011
4:24 pm

DOB, you made your point very well about playing Uggly vs benching him and you said “what good would it do. I’ll tell you what good it would do, it would help win some ball games.

abeeeewright

June 18th, 2011
4:24 pm

Kinsler shows Uggla how to pick up and release a routine ground ball to get the fast Schafer for the first out.

Uggla up to provide the second out.

Let’s just skip to McCann shall we?

Venice Jim

June 18th, 2011
4:24 pm

cabravesfan. Braves WILL be swept. What game(s) are you watching genius

Nice to see friendly banter this early in the game – well done, LOB…

Mixxo

June 18th, 2011
4:25 pm

Chpatt – This is the Atlanta Braves…….that’s never gonna happen here sorry to say.

Prepare for a sweep instead. :(

Ward

June 18th, 2011
4:25 pm

nolee: I agree with your it not impssible for a trade part.

Tim

June 18th, 2011
4:26 pm

Blah, blah, blah…Uggla still sucks. It was a bad move bringing him here. The numbers speak for themselves. He’s an easy out every time.

abeeeewright

June 18th, 2011
4:26 pm

There’s progress for Uggla. Instead of striking out, he goes after a ball on his shoe tops to ground out weakly to the third baseman.

Hulk Smash

June 18th, 2011
4:26 pm

heyward ground out to first.

Nick Saban

June 18th, 2011
4:27 pm

Dan Uggla is like the washed up veteran guy on the movie “Little Big League”. The guy that Billy releases because he can’t hit a lick.

nolee

June 18th, 2011
4:27 pm

J-Hey isn’t very good defensively despite what others on here say. …Jason

it ain’t what others on here say, its what others in baseball say

Powder Blue

June 18th, 2011
4:27 pm

At some point Wren has to be held accountable for these bad long-term deals he’s handed out to dead weight.

Jay Dubu

June 18th, 2011
4:27 pm

Lowe is the #1 starter, and he has to stop opening up games putting the pressure on an already little league batting order.

He has to step in and keep the other team off the scoreboard in the 1st inning.

Delgado, a rookie from AA, did it, why can’t Lowe?

Braves are 1 and 3 on this homestand, and looking to make it worse.

Mitchell

June 18th, 2011
4:27 pm

Bad news for anybody planning to attend tomorrow’s series finale against the Rangers: Atlanta is completely sold out of brown paper bags.

I found that out yesterday. Ace Hardware. Home Depot. Both sold out.

I had to go last night. Fortunately I had an umbrella so I was able to shield my eyes from the field for a time.

Ask a friend or maybe a neighbor. Lowe’s might have them. I didn’t think of that.

Best of luck to you.

Jake W.

June 18th, 2011
4:27 pm

People comparing Heyward to Frenchy, outside of the fact that both are right fielders from Georgia drafted by the braves, they don’t actually have much in common. Not to mention 29 teams would gladly take him if the braves were so stupid to give up on the young guy after not even two full seasons and ones marked with injuries.

cabravesfan

June 18th, 2011
4:28 pm

Powder Blue-

I think the only long term deal Wren has done is the Uggla one

Hulk Smash

June 18th, 2011
4:28 pm

i was wrong. ground out to ss

Mixxo

June 18th, 2011
4:28 pm

….and they go quietly……

JasonInFL

June 18th, 2011
4:28 pm

Way to answer back.

abeeeewright

June 18th, 2011
4:28 pm

Heyward grounds out to the SS to end a very sucky first inning for the Bravos.

Larry

June 18th, 2011
4:28 pm

Fredi Cox: “It’s just the baseball gods testing you, you know?”

Brilliant!

Chpatt

June 18th, 2011
4:29 pm

I haven’t seen Heyward hit a double to the opposite field gap in so long….

ChrisfromSacramento, CA

June 18th, 2011
4:29 pm

Heyward f u, cant even trade him he sucks so bad.

nolee

June 18th, 2011
4:29 pm

idiots rule!!

JasonInFL

June 18th, 2011
4:30 pm

noles, some on here have argued extensively that ol’ J-Hey is a very good defensive OF.

fastasballs

June 18th, 2011
4:30 pm

Oh wouldn’t it be nice to still have Harrison, Andrus & Feliz? Would the Braves have kept Feliz as a starter?

Jay Dubu

June 18th, 2011
4:30 pm

Potethic!! Can we play Houston some more?

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