McCann’s homer binge has not abated

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kwajbraves

June 28th, 2011
10:56 pm

Down in the minor league. Salcedo commited his 27 error of the season. Is too early to switching him to the outfield?

fastasballs

June 28th, 2011
10:56 pm

at this rate Pineda is on pace to throw a 105 pitch complete game. He hasn’t gone past 7 in his last 10 or so.

I agree on the hit & runs. Overall the team has power, but only a few with a decent OBP. I think the percentages are higher & rewards much greater if they wait for the 2-3 three run homer instead of running themselves out of innings all the time.

phil

June 28th, 2011
10:56 pm

Somehow, someway, we’ve got to get Uggly onto the DL…strain something..please! I’m begging…

Jay Dubu

June 28th, 2011
10:57 pm

I know that Larry Parrish is not swinging the bats for the Braves, but maybe letting him go will shake up the team, and put some urgency in them.

They come out and do the same thing night in and night out, with the occasional mirage to keep the natives at bay.

The All-Star break wuld be an ideal time to make a change.

Nate from State

June 28th, 2011
10:57 pm

hahaha… chip kills me.

Tomahawk Mafia

June 28th, 2011
10:57 pm

Nice inning from Hanson, now how about putting a couple of runners on base in the 4th.

Eric

June 28th, 2011
10:57 pm

Nice inning Hanson now let’s get some runs. Maybe you can help yourself like huddy did the other day.

Bravefaninok

June 28th, 2011
10:58 pm

That was better Big Red

Powder Blue

June 28th, 2011
10:58 pm

It’s sad that one really has cause to wonder if a two-run deficit is unsurmountable.

Tomahawk Mafia

June 28th, 2011
10:58 pm

fastasballs

heck yeah they need to sit back and wait. They do themselves no favors by running as frequently as they do.

Powder Blue

June 28th, 2011
10:59 pm

Sorry. I meant insurmountable.

Suggestion Boxer

June 28th, 2011
10:59 pm

Barry Bond’s empty recliner should go to Cooperstown. Inductees can sit in it during their press conference.

brian

June 28th, 2011
10:59 pm

not many CF – do the Braves take a flier on Gutierrez in Seattle (hoping he regains his form)? Do they acquire Adam Jones from the Orioles this weekend? Can Markaikas play CF? Do they acquire the Reds AAA shortstop prospect who is ML ready? Do they send Uggla down to AAA to work on his swing and confidence when Prado returns (answer is no but still had to ask)?

With offense being down this year there just are not many offensive upgrades available.

T for Texas

June 28th, 2011
10:59 pm

Ah, you crack me up McFann. Laughing guy was totally appropriate.

phil

June 28th, 2011
11:00 pm

Just take all nite, catcher…no hurry.

brian

June 28th, 2011
11:01 pm

agree Dubu – firing a coach often gets the players attention. The underperforming players tend to buckle down and often feel a responsibility for the coach being fired, if they like that coach. If the players do not like the coach then of course firing the coach may be of benefit as well. As always, if someone is traded, fired, released, who do you replace him with?

Powder Blue

June 28th, 2011
11:01 pm

“not many CF – do the Braves take a flier on Gutierrez in Seattle (hoping he regains his form)? Do they acquire Adam Jones from the Orioles this weekend? Can Markaikas play CF? Do they acquire the Reds AAA shortstop prospect who is ML ready? Do they send Uggla down to AAA to work on his swing and confidence when Prado returns (answer is no but still had to ask)?”

Of those options I like Adam Jones best, but I have little reason to believe that the Braves will make a significant move.

Tomahawkin

June 28th, 2011
11:02 pm

Boy, This isn’t very good?

brian

June 28th, 2011
11:02 pm

kwaj – Salcedo also went 5 for 5 last night or a few nights ago

JC from DR! (You gotta tip your cap to ____)

June 28th, 2011
11:02 pm

This is so inspiring. Thank god no dying kids are counting on this team for anything.

Tomahawk Mafia

June 28th, 2011
11:03 pm

Schafer is frustrating me these days. His poor on base skills blend right in with this offense, but the Braves need someone who is going to reach base consistently.

phil

June 28th, 2011
11:03 pm

Is this Pineda’s first ever game? We can’t hit a thing he tosses up there…

Schafer fading into obscurity again…

Husker Tony

June 28th, 2011
11:03 pm

Hopefully this throws off the mojo, o wait we still have the same people batting won’t matter. Darn

Eric

June 28th, 2011
11:04 pm

Hopefully this hurts there rookie pitcher.

brian

June 28th, 2011
11:04 pm

agreed Powder Blue – Braves are looking at Jones, Bourn, etc.

In the offseason the Braves could move a pitcher such as Jurrjens for a front line CF but teams will not make that move during the season and neither should the Braves (give up a frontline starter during the season)

phil

June 28th, 2011
11:04 pm

Great…

Wayward.

Mixxo

June 28th, 2011
11:04 pm

C’mon Fraud!

DO sump’n!

TNScott

June 28th, 2011
11:04 pm

It looks like we’re taking an Old West approach to hitting: “Swing first ask questions later.”

McFann :Ô: :Ô:

June 28th, 2011
11:05 pm

Ha, thanks, T for Texas! :P

Wonder what’s up with Olivo? Hope it’s not contagious…

nolee

June 28th, 2011
11:05 pm

do the Braves take a flier on Gutierrez in Seattle (hoping he regains his form)? Do they acquire Adam Jones from the Orioles this weekend? Can Markaikas play CF? Do they acquire the Reds AAA shortstop prospect who is ML ready? Do they send Uggla down to AAA to work on his swing and confidence when Prado returns (answer is no but still had to ask)?”

can I pick “none of the above” ?

Mixxo

June 28th, 2011
11:05 pm

phil

June 28th, 2011
11:05 pm

Nice, jason…keep up the good work…sigh.

Husker Tony

June 28th, 2011
11:05 pm

GREAT at bat by Heyward. Made him throw 6 pitches!!!! WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! (small steps folks)

Powder Blue

June 28th, 2011
11:05 pm

Mr. Infield Groundout

JC from DR! (You gotta tip your cap to ____)

June 28th, 2011
11:05 pm

That was crushed by Heyward.

Rilo

June 28th, 2011
11:06 pm

Reality Check.

Here’s my question: Is this team better that all of you think? Consider the following analysis of the lineup
Schafer-has never established himself as anything but mediocre
Heyward-Has not performed consistant enough to be the all-star everybody made him out to be
Chipper-He’s not the same. Call it age or whatever but he’s just not the same. He’s just average (it pains me to say this)
McCann-No issues here..No doubt he’s an All-Star.
Freeman-He’s just a rookie (can’t hold that high of a standard)
Uggla-He’s much better than he’s hitting but he’s horrible right now
Gonzo-average for a SS and he’s getting older
McLouth- only had one good year in the majors.
….just what exactly are we all expecting here?

cabravesfan

June 28th, 2011
11:06 pm

I don’t remember seeing a lot of you folks last night…

McFann :Ô: :Ô:

June 28th, 2011
11:06 pm

Husker Tony

June 28th, 2011
11:06 pm

Seriously can we please hire Brad?

brian

June 28th, 2011
11:06 pm

Thank you BMAC – in 13 innings the Braves have 6 hits, 4 by McCann.

Nice

JRob

June 28th, 2011
11:06 pm

Alright, Bmac! Hope it’s contagious.

Mixxo

June 28th, 2011
11:06 pm

At least we can count on Mac to break up the no-no.

JC from DR! (You gotta tip your cap to ____)

June 28th, 2011
11:07 pm

the Braves need someone who is going to reach base consistently

That would be pointless.

McFann :Ô: :Ô:

June 28th, 2011
11:07 pm

kwajbraves

June 28th, 2011
11:07 pm

@ Brian. I know. I think the kid will hit but he remind me of Schefield when he was playing SS. His arm may be too strong to harness for an infielder. Just my dumb and uneducated opinion.

Linebrink for Cy

June 28th, 2011
11:07 pm

Braves need more hitters to join Mac on this team

Eric

June 28th, 2011
11:08 pm

Boy chipper looked awful.

phil

June 28th, 2011
11:08 pm

I love chipper, but to be fair to Horribleward, that was pitiful…

nolee

June 28th, 2011
11:08 pm

there are only 8 guys hitting over 900 in the NL. Mac is #7.

Suggestion Boxer

June 28th, 2011
11:08 pm

The Braves should wear flannel uniforms while in Seattle. Their offense is grungy.

J-Man

June 28th, 2011
11:08 pm

We need a change for the love of god!!!!!!! Fire Parrish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FIRE PARRISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FIRE LARRY MOTHER@#%^ING PARRISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tomahawk Mafia

June 28th, 2011
11:09 pm

Is Heyward incapable of consistently putting together good atbats and hitting balls hard? Chipper has just looked overmatched lately. The offense just continues to regress. Hell, we thought they were bad in April, but it is nearly the end of June and they look worse. How long can Parrish stay around? Seriously

Anders

June 28th, 2011
11:09 pm

Sounds like you guys need some offense. Maybe my Mets could send one of their two touchdowns they scored tonight your way? {:

Mixxo

June 28th, 2011
11:09 pm

cabravesfan – I was enjoying a good ballgame. Tonight I need to do some venting…..again.

Sick of losing games in the third inning.

brian

June 28th, 2011
11:09 pm

SS and CF are areas we could make an offensive improvement. The other positions are spoken for.

Wren was right to see what Jordan would do in CF and the leadoff spot especially after his hot start. Schafer is declaring through his at bats though that he is not the answer (at least for this year) in CF

Husker Tony

June 28th, 2011
11:09 pm

Rilo, all we need is to be a middle of the pack offensive team. Should be able to do that one would think. They don’t need to be world beaters on offense just average. .199 average in last 15 games just isn’t going to cut it. Should be able to hit .230 at least with these guys you would think?

JRob

June 28th, 2011
11:09 pm

I’m having a premonition that the 6th inning is going to be when we break through.

Linebrink for Cy

June 28th, 2011
11:10 pm

a ground ball hitter like Heyward is dangerous to have at the top of the order where you depend on people getting on base

cabravesfan

June 28th, 2011
11:10 pm

Mixxo-

Wasn’t necessarily directed at you :)

Hugo Z Hackenbush

June 28th, 2011
11:10 pm

Cab, you are surrounded by foul-weather fans.

ccrider

June 28th, 2011
11:10 pm

Darn, since they are going to lose, I at least thought I might see a no hitter. McCann screwed that up : > )

Jay Dubu

June 28th, 2011
11:10 pm

The Braves got a hit, the Braves got a hit!!! Yahoo!!!

brian

June 28th, 2011
11:10 pm

kwaj – OF is not a bad place for salcedo – we will need a LF once Prado moves to 3B

Mixxo

June 28th, 2011
11:10 pm

Looks like Kimbrel is happy to have a night off.

phil

June 28th, 2011
11:10 pm

Rilo
June 28th, 2011
11:06 pm

Reality Check.

Here’s my question: Is this team better that all of you think? Consider the following analysis of the lineup
Schafer-has never established himself as anything but mediocre
Heyward-Has not performed consistant enough to be the all-star everybody made him out to be
Chipper-He’s not the same. Call it age or whatever but he’s just not the same. He’s just average (it pains me to say this)
McCann-No issues here..No doubt he’s an All-Star.
Freeman-He’s just a rookie (can’t hold that high of a standard)
Uggla-He’s much better than he’s hitting but he’s horrible right now
Gonzo-average for a SS and he’s getting older
McLouth- only had one good year in the majors.
….just what exactly are we all expecting here?

It’s a fair question…we have to rely almost solely on pitching.

Tomahawkin

June 28th, 2011
11:10 pm

J-Man

“This team is like me at 15. They can’t score lol”

ROFL!

kwajbraves

June 28th, 2011
11:11 pm

We can’t get the pitcher out the game but we got Olivo out. Maybe we can get all M’s players to injure themselves and win by default.

Tomahawkin

June 28th, 2011
11:12 pm

OUCH!!!

Damn That Ball Just Crossed the Eastern Time Zone!

GAME OVER!!!

J-Man

June 28th, 2011
11:12 pm

Wheres my Prozac at?

fastasballs

June 28th, 2011
11:12 pm

If the Braves are going up upgrade CF it needs to be Kemp. With the season he’s having it’s going to cost a fortune in prospects to get him, but he’s probably worth it if he could be locked up for years. Of course that hasn’t worked out so well with Uggla to this point.

Eric

June 28th, 2011
11:12 pm

Man this guy is killing hanson.

Tomahawk Mafia

June 28th, 2011
11:12 pm

Mixxo

June 28th, 2011
11:12 pm

Well, it’s over now fer sure. :cry:

Get it done

June 28th, 2011
11:13 pm

alright good night folks

David O'Brien

June 28th, 2011
11:14 pm

Cust came in hitting .216 with 2 HRs, 19 RBIs, has an RBI double and homer tonight off Hanson

Jay Dubu

June 28th, 2011
11:14 pm

Can’t Chipper contact his dad to ask him what’s gone wrong with his swing?

kwajbraves

June 28th, 2011
11:14 pm

What the scoop on Milligan? I know the kid can hit but what is his ceiling? I have not watching play.

Break: I’m tempting to call ball game but miracles do happen. Don’t they?

John Leonard

June 28th, 2011
11:15 pm

Even with Prado coming back, this offense needs more than one player to turn this around.

Bravefaninok

June 28th, 2011
11:15 pm

….just what exactly are we all expecting here?

Well lets see,45-35 that is 10 games over .500 with 82 games to go
2 game lead in the wid card race,Prado coming back and my money says FW will make a move before the trade deadline……

Husker Tony

June 28th, 2011
11:15 pm

Hell trade for Cust, hes hitting .216 on the year and hasn’t started in 2 weeks, starts and owns. I will take him. Hes a regular ol Dan Uggla we need more of them!!!

Ivar's House of Clams

June 28th, 2011
11:15 pm

Your ace pitcher is making the Mariners look like the Texas Rangers.

Tomahawkin

June 28th, 2011
11:15 pm

Man, we really look flat today!

Linebrink for Cy

June 28th, 2011
11:15 pm

Tommy has given up 3 earned runs 3 times this season, the Braves lost all 3 games. He needs to give up one more run, make it 4, the last time (only time this season he gave up more than 3) he gave up 4 earned runs …. the Braves won.

J-Man

June 28th, 2011
11:15 pm

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phil

June 28th, 2011
11:15 pm

cabravesfan
June 28th, 2011
11:06 pm

I don’t remember seeing a lot of you folks last night…

Can’t always make it here to fire you up with some good ole fashioned negativity!

UNCBrave

June 28th, 2011
11:15 pm

Time for bed? 3-0

David O'Brien

June 28th, 2011
11:16 pm

Bottom two hitters in Mariners’ lineup tonight are 3-for-3 with a walk, single, double, homer and two RBIs

Supes

June 28th, 2011
11:16 pm

It’s not looking good…I can’t see the Braves scoring 3 runs against that guy…unless we can pick on someone from the seattle bullpen…

Chipper Jones has looked lost the past 2 games at the plate…

We need Prado back in the worst way…

Rilo

June 28th, 2011
11:17 pm

I sure would like to see the Chipper of old but we have probably seen him as good as he is going to be this year. HOWEVER, if he were to get injured before the trade deadline (NO, I don’t want him to) It could change everything. Assuming ownership doesn’t go cheap on us.

tiger297

June 28th, 2011
11:17 pm

looked like a bad call there???

Powder Blue

June 28th, 2011
11:17 pm

“Hell, we thought they were bad in April, but it is nearly the end of June and they look worse.”

Don’t worry. Frank Wren says they’ll improve by osmosis.

Jay Dubu

June 28th, 2011
11:17 pm

Tommy’s having a rough night on the mound.

JRob

June 28th, 2011
11:17 pm

I’ve tried to overlook Gonzo’s lack of offensive production because of his defense. Here lately though, it’s becoming evident that his woes at the plate are having an effect on his entire game.

uga-brave

June 28th, 2011
11:18 pm

maybe we will get a balkoff of a homer by huddy.

scary part is that we are using the dh and still cannot generate any offense.

one baserunner in scoring positon all series.

Mixxo

June 28th, 2011
11:18 pm

I hope Kennedy lights him up11111!!!!!!!!!!!

J-Man

June 28th, 2011
11:18 pm

PROZAC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kwajbraves

June 28th, 2011
11:19 pm

I meant I haven’t seen him play. Stupid keyboard :)

phil

June 28th, 2011
11:19 pm

Gonzo is returning to the mean defensively….

I blame McCann for the double steal….

kwajbraves

June 28th, 2011
11:19 pm

Put a quarter on the carousel.

Husker Tony

June 28th, 2011
11:19 pm

Will Hanson ever fix that part of his game??

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