Heyward expected back in lineup Wednesday

DENVER — Jason Heyward was out of the lineup for a second game in a row Tuesday, after being hit in the left foot by a pitch Sunday. This time it was the manager’s decision.

“I let [Fredi Gonzalez] know before we got here that I wanted to play,” Heyward said before batting practice Tuesday. “He said he’d like for me to take another day, just to make sure. So I’m going to do everything today and run around on it, and play [Wednesday].”

On Monday, Heyward was in the lineup until he went to Gonzalez after batting practice to tell the manager he couldn’t push off properly when running in the outfield.

He said there was swelling on the front top of the foot, where he was hit. There was also pain in three toes and in the ball of the foot, Heyward said, which made it painful to run Monday but didn’t affect his swing.

The foot felt better Tuesday and he was ready to play, but this time Gonzalez decided to let the injury-plagued outfielder take another day to get it right.

Nate McLouth started in right field Monday and again Tuesday. Eric Hinske got consecutive starts in left field, where McLouth has played in recent weeks.

125 comments Add your comment

David from Athens, AL

July 19th, 2011
9:20 pm

bruce

July 19th, 2011
9:24 pm

injury plagued or injury unfortunate?

Weaseal

July 19th, 2011
9:32 pm

Let’s Go Braves- Let’s give peace a chance no haters only lovers…

Mark (another one)

July 19th, 2011
9:40 pm

I don’t understand Hinske in left and McLouth in right. I would swap them.

Hinske Da Man

July 19th, 2011
9:47 pm

Hard to get over the hump when you have Beachy on the mound. He is a average 5th starter and that is it. As much as I would like to trade Lowe for a power hitting bat, it would be stupid to trade him and think that a Brandon Beachy could take on his role. As much as it sucks how much Lowe is getting paid, I would rather have him for the playoff run versus inserting Beachy as the 4th starter.

What do you know, the useless Brandon Beachy.gives up another HR. The Braves don’t stand a chance with this clown on the mound. He has given up 5 hits, 5 runs, and 2 HR’s in 2 innings. What a joke. I hope this guy is not in the Braves future, he sucks.

Joseph

July 19th, 2011
9:51 pm

Tell people how you really feel there Hinske. Dude it is Coors Field. I am sure you are aware of what happens there. If you have given up on the game, then so be it. Have a nice night.

DWAYNE

July 19th, 2011
9:58 pm

Can anyone tell me how many games Jason has played the last two years and how many games he has missed

Nut Job

July 19th, 2011
9:58 pm

at Hinske Da Man…what a dope you are. Beachy is young, throws mid 90s, throws strikes, and has filthy off speed stuff…the guy has been solid in almost every outing…how many games have you watched of his? Obviously not many…Get a clue before you start spewing retarded nonsense.

Flying Tigers

July 19th, 2011
10:00 pm

For all his talent heyward will never be a star. He is a puskatore and will always be hurt and unable to play enough to be special. Freddy is the real deal, not Mr. heyward.

PMC

July 19th, 2011
10:01 pm

seriously, it’s Coors field. 6 runs happens. No lead is insurmountable.

[...] as a precaution, but Heyward told David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he plans to return to the lineup tomorrow night. “I let [Fredi Gonzalez] know before we got here that I wanted to play,” Heyward said before [...]

Hinske Da Man

July 19th, 2011
10:06 pm

Beachy is a average Joe at best. All of you Beachy supporters are clueless. In 12 starts he is 3-1 and gets rocked often. Has filthy stuff? Please. The kid sucks. So instead of worrying about what other people say, get a clue yourself.

Joseph

July 19th, 2011
10:09 pm

Rocked often???? Until COORS FIELD…..9 straight starts with 2 or less runs. Yup that is getting rocked. You said the game was over so why keep watching?

Nut Job

July 19th, 2011
10:11 pm

ummm…Beachy has (had) a 3.21 ERA…pretty darn good…58 hits in 67 innings…again, pretty darn good…78K’s to 15BB in 67 1/3 IP, 10.43 Ks per 9IP…all very solid numbers. Again, get a clue before you start spewing retarded uninformed nonsense…

Nut Job

July 19th, 2011
10:11 pm

all very above average numbers

urban redneck

July 19th, 2011
10:11 pm

latest dumb trade rumor: braves interested in beltran rental. hell, i wouldn’t trade beachy for beltran since his contract is up this year.

yes, switching mclouth and ski makes no sense.

j-hey will rise again. my man is down but not out.

bravos007

July 19th, 2011
10:12 pm

man the braves sure have some uninformed fans. beachy is fine. he can’t be perfect. let me guess- let’s trade him for pence ASAP. right?

Joseph

July 19th, 2011
10:16 pm

It is puzzling urban, but maybe it has something to do with Hinske’s “speed” and the fact that the dimensions are pretty big in that park. Just maybe.

Nut Job

July 19th, 2011
10:16 pm

sorry to say it bravos007, I think clowns like Hinske Da Man are pretty common Braves fans…the people that watch a game a month on t.v. and pretend to know what they are talking about…very sad

Joseph

July 19th, 2011
10:17 pm

It is puzzling urban, but maybe it has something to do with Hinske’s “speed” and the fact that the dimensions are pretty big in that park. I’m sure there is a thinking process there……what that thinking process……only 1 person can answer that one there.

NorCal Brave

July 19th, 2011
10:21 pm

Just an off night for Beachy, though it does seem our starters are getting raked a little more often these days. If we trade, middle inning relief better be a priority. We definitely caught a break when we hosted Rockies, with Tulowitzki and Gonzalez sitting on the bench with injuries.

bravos007

July 19th, 2011
10:22 pm

@nut job- exactly.

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bravos007

July 19th, 2011
10:29 pm

yeah our starters are def rusty from the break. i am curious to see their 2nd starts after the break.

on another note, if the braves ever wonder why their TV ratings are down, i would like to direct their attention to chip carey. he is simply excruciating to listen to.

Joseph

July 19th, 2011
10:31 pm

@bravos….The biggest problem with Chip is when he tries to call a play impersonating Skip or Harry. That is just ……..hum.

Mike from the coast

July 19th, 2011
10:32 pm

Some folks don’t seem to understand division leaders win pct. is around .600. That means for every 6 you win, you lose around 4. The Braves are 3-1 coming out of the all star break. If we lose tonight we will be 3-2, guess what that is .600. We aren’t going to win them all. In the long run Beachy will be fine.

bravos007

July 19th, 2011
10:34 pm

@joseph. yeah, i find myself feeling embarassed FOR HIM. just not cut out for this. i hope they review their choices. don’t even get me started on brian jordan…

Joseph

July 19th, 2011
10:38 pm

What I do not understand is the fact that Chip, when he would call national games before being here full-time, was actually decent. But on this note..maybe try to hire Smoltz away from (I think it is..) MLBN to broadcast with Glavine. Or just him and Joe. I enjoyed Smoltz last year when he did call the games. Even his horrible jokes were better than Chip.

bravos007

July 19th, 2011
10:40 pm

ABC= anybody but chip. i seriously turn down the tv and just follow on the radio during some games.

hombre

July 19th, 2011
10:41 pm

He will be hurt again within 10days. He is so physically brittle. Much, much to young to be like this. What will it be like when he’s 25? Chipper was never this bad with injuries. And when he did return he was always productive. Not this kid though.

don

July 19th, 2011
10:50 pm

Are the Braves really so dumb that they would trade more good future major league players in order to rent Beltran for two months?

Sadly, the answer is probably “yes”. They have a history of making these stupid late rental trades (Teixeira, Drew).

They couldn’t catch the Phillies if they traded for Tris Speaker in his prime.

JC Boscan III

July 19th, 2011
10:52 pm

I’ve read many ignorant remarks on here in the past, and the ones by Hinske da Man are near the top of the charts. All a person would have to do is look at tonight’s box score/stats, and see that Ubaldo Jimenez, considered the ace of the Rockies, has a higher ERA and a lower strikeout/innings pitched ratio than Beachy even AFTER Beachy’s poor performance tonight. Ignorance is usually curable, however, so maybe that’s the only issue here. …..GO BRAVES!!

Hit A Single

July 19th, 2011
10:53 pm

I still believe if we don’t catch the Phillies and can get the wild card, I like our chances.

Joseph

July 19th, 2011
10:55 pm

Don, at the times of the trades, both still had another full year on their current contracts. That isn’t falling into the rental category. Not being able to work out a deal after the trade is a totally different issue, but neither of them were “rentals” at the time of the trade.

Hit A Single

July 19th, 2011
10:59 pm

When is Goanzalez going to start going the opposite way. That is what got Uggla out of his funk.

Blind Deaf and Dumb

July 19th, 2011
11:00 pm

I wonder if the Royals would trade Frankoeur for Hayward?

Milt Famey

July 19th, 2011
11:04 pm

Have any of you critics ever been hit on the foot by a pitch, foul ball, thrown ball, or even a full can of beer? Hurts like hel_, man. It’s hard to cover the acre and a half in RF at Coors with even a good set of wheels. Go easy on J-Hey. BTW, I am NOT in favor of renting Beltran for 2 mos.

Jabbo

July 19th, 2011
11:04 pm

I worry about Heyward.

Milt Famey

July 19th, 2011
11:07 pm

As a former pitcher, I’ve been drilled by a line drive on the foot and I’ve also dropped a few beers on there also.

G

July 19th, 2011
11:13 pm

This is a nightmare. Do we not have any middle relief worth a crap?

Mike from the coast

July 19th, 2011
11:14 pm

Well it’s a good night to get Proctor some innings.

Freddie G

July 19th, 2011
11:16 pm

What more must Martinez do be brought back to Atlanta. We have a clown Gearon on the mound walking and hitting every batter that does not get a hit and now comes proctor with the kerosene and match.
Martinez was sent down because he is a long reliever but he could give you two good scoreless innings when called upon.

Milt Famey

July 19th, 2011
11:17 pm

@G, C Martinez is good but he is now at Gwinnett working as a starter. BTW, IMO the only Mets player worth renting is Jose Reyes and he may not be available

Freddie G

July 19th, 2011
11:19 pm

So you all still wants to trade D. Lowe and bring up Mike Minor who is not as good as Beachy?

rugburn

July 19th, 2011
11:23 pm

here’s an idea.. schafer could play deeper. i have never seen an outfielder burned on as many plays as he has been tonite. pitching is not good, but that is not helping

Freddie G

July 19th, 2011
11:25 pm

@ JC Boscan 111- are you saying that Beachy is a better pitcher than Ubaldo Jiminez?

mullking

July 19th, 2011
11:29 pm

Been listening and watching Brave’s games since the Milo Hamilton days. Chip seems like a nice guy but clearly likes to hear himself talk and is the worst since Milo’s era.

rugburn

July 19th, 2011
11:32 pm

have to agree with mullking. it was better listening to milo and ernie with static than to hear chip

Freddie G

July 19th, 2011
11:33 pm

Joe Simpson as well as some on here have suggested that the layoff because of break has affected the Braves starters, so were the other pitchers playing in Mexico?

alex

July 19th, 2011
11:33 pm

Tonight appears to have brought out the nobel laureates of the baseball world,will one of the chosen please tell me why gearon is still pitching for the BIG boys?
Anyone who remembers b. horner has to wonder about heyward, goodness he is hurt quite often….
Proctor on the mound, baseball’s version of welfare,see APS administrators for ATLANTA’s version…
Uggla’s got 2 hr’s, approaching the mendoza line…

Tom

July 19th, 2011
11:35 pm

Do not trade for Beltran unless it is for at least 3 years not 2 months! Heyward, Mclouth and Schafer are all hitting at .225BA, while Gordon is at .296BA, Cabrera at .296BA and Franceour at .266BA. How can last place KC have 3 regular OF who are hitting so much better than ATL’s OF? Do not give me that BS about pressure? Oh, by the way, SF just traded for Keppinger(lifetime .300+ hitter) for two unknown AA players. I think we make the playoffs with what we have but we get knocked out in first round by stronger hitting team!

farmer

July 19th, 2011
11:40 pm

this game is another reason why we have got to get osmebody who can actually hit the ball, I say get Beltran, and why Beachy cannot be relied to be the 5th starter.. he got blasted tonight and Gearrin is so pathetically useless. this guy sucks, bigtime. and the Phillies came back on the Cubs so we lost that game we got last night.. pathetic game, patheitc pitching and offense. what an embarrassment tonight. Im sure Fredi will “tip his cap” to the Rockies after the game. I can’t believe he actually is a major league manager. he is a joke for a manager.

LOB Braves

July 19th, 2011
11:41 pm

Braves middle relievers just plain suck.

Freddie G

July 19th, 2011
11:41 pm

Last Night Joe Simpson stated that the left fielder at Coors Field has more field to cover than the right fielder due to the dimensions. If that is in fact correct why would Freddi Gonzalez move Nate to right field and Hinske to left?

PMC

July 19th, 2011
11:42 pm

So, surely those young guys down in Gwinnett can mop up as well as Scott Proctor?

Why does this continue?

PMC

July 19th, 2011
11:43 pm

I’m pretty convinced a trade for long relief is more necessary than a bat.

bravos007

July 19th, 2011
11:44 pm

WILL SOMEBODY, ANYBODY FRANK WREN WHY SCOTT PROCTOR IS STILL A BRAVES. what does he think this does to the morale of the staff? this guy has SINGLE HANDEDLY DESTROYED OUR ERA. i just don’t get it.

PMC

July 19th, 2011
11:45 pm

It is basically charity that Proctor is logging professional innings at all.

Atlanta=Worst Fans in America

July 19th, 2011
11:49 pm

Tom
July 19th, 2011
11:35 pm

that had to be the most retarded post I have ever read!..J-Hey is 20x better than Franceour will ever be!..The Royals have the worst record in the AL, please put the pipe down sir!

bravos007

July 19th, 2011
11:50 pm

i mean this guy is just HORRIBLE. why is he still taking a roster spot? i don’t know how many of you follow stats, but i’m telling you….scott proctor has literally caused us to drop from 1st to 4th or even lower after tonight. such a shame.

Joseph

July 19th, 2011
11:51 pm

It is just 1 game. Relax. Yes early bullpen needs help. So what about Keppinger? Some here wanted him for over a month. HE is a 2B and last time I checked…..the Braves have one and a hot one right now. From the last 10-20 posts they should just forfeit. It is just 1 game. In 162 games……games like this happen. Beachy had a bad game, so 9 straight starts with 2 runs or less mean nothing because this is what he really is from the same posts. Just relax it happens. Life goes on.

bravos007

July 19th, 2011
11:54 pm

just one game? not at all if you are talking about proctor. he was screwed up every time he has been on the mound since the first of june. he shouldn’t be in a braves uniform at all. total embarrassment.

bravos007

July 19th, 2011
11:58 pm

@joseph- i agree about keepinger,but early bullpen help is the cheapest kind of slot to fill. i’m sorry but proctor and linebrink are not the righties we need on the mound in a play-off game. the only positive about proctor’s collapse is that the braves have no choice but to get help. better for him to fail now than look good and screw us later.

bowilly

July 19th, 2011
11:59 pm

Heyward back in lineup Wednesday ? Where is Gwrinnett playing ? Wishful thinking

Tom

July 20th, 2011
12:02 am

ATLANTA WORST FANS IN AMERICA – I was asking a serious question and you want to respond like a child who had his toy taken away! Your boy J-Hey will finish season hitting .220 or less, mark my word? But you adore him for some reason, only you know why? J-Hey is not 20x better than some little league kid, much less some guy having a solid major league seson. Joseph, I mentioned Kepp because he can ply 2nd, 3rd and SS, perhaps he could have been the consistent hitting SS we all seem to think we need?

Bob the Blogger

July 20th, 2011
12:02 am

In addition to the amount of ground to cover in LF vs. RF, McLouth can’t make the throws from RF to third as good as Hinske. Hinske may not have a cannon, but he can throw better than McLouth.

Joseph

July 20th, 2011
12:03 am

Hence the comment “Yes early bullpen needs help”. Proctor is the weakest in the bullpen, but do you honestly think, unless the game is in extras when a manager’s hands are tied most of the time, that if it was a close game he would be in? If he is on the roster, which he is, this is when he needs to be used. I am of the firm belief that Wren will trade for a pitcher for the bullpen to replace him, but the amount of venom. I understand passion. He is making 750K. That is why he was signed to the contract he has, which stipulates him be in the majors at the date or released. I think he should be released, but money is a factor and that is the world this team lives in when it comes to the ownership they have. Again, I believe Proctor is the weakest of the bullpen. But just the amount of venom not only on this 1 topic, but on all of them on here just is baffeling. That is the majority of the point I was making stating this is only 1 game bravos.

bravos007

July 20th, 2011
12:06 am

i think it’s because braves fans just do not accept lousy pitching. not in atlanta.

NorCal Brave

July 20th, 2011
12:08 am

Not much more one can say than what’s been stated about our middle relief, if you can call it relief. I’m sure Fredi’s postgame comments will be full of “it’s just one of those games,” but behind closed doors he and Wren better be cooking up a plan to correct what’s become a glaring weakness in this team. Philly’s pitching depth has allowed them to do fine without Lidge, Contreras, and Madsen for a stretch. Imagine life for the Braves without Kimbrel, Venters, and “O.”

farmer

July 20th, 2011
12:09 am

Proctor is useless, period. Linebrink has been better of late. but we do need a quality reliever.. Mike Adams sounds like a good fit but I bet another competitor gets him first. the guys that are out there that we need to get alamost alwys get snatched up by other teams because Wren sucks as a GM and won’t go ahead and do the deal. Keppinger would have been a great addition, but no we will stick with Lugo. he is waste of roster space too. Schuerholz was never afraid to pull the trigger on a deal right then if it helped the team. and Heyward? he has become a MASH unit. this guy needs to actually help the team once in a while.

farmer

July 20th, 2011
12:12 am

by the way, Fredi Gonzalez and Larry Parrish should both be fired after the season if they don’t make a big splash in the playoffs, they both suck.

Who me?

July 20th, 2011
12:16 am

Lousy night for pitching. Beachy throwing beach balls to the hitters and guess what? Colorado doesn’t miss pitches up and in the zone. I will say that Helton hit an exceptional pitch from Brandon on the low outside corner for a double, but the majority were just balls that didn’t move. I’m sure FG will chalk it up to the high air they’re in, limiting Beachy’s ball movement. But it looked like crappy pitching for the bulk of it.

i’m learning FG’s coaching style – when he waves the white flag and just gives up, he trots our the law firm (Proctor Sherrill and fill-in-the-blank, tonight it was Gearrin). These clowns wouldn’t make it on any other team but we continue to stroke a check to them because its the best we can do.

UGLY loss tonight, coupled with a Philly win. Nice………

Joseph

July 20th, 2011
12:16 am

Moylan being gone is more pronounced than a lot of people realize. Like I said, I firmly believe bullpen is the main target in a trade. Who they get, I honestly do not know. Relievers are plentiful this year more than hitters really.

And bravos….like I said about the venom…..not only on this topic of Proctor, but in general. And about LInebrink, I honestly do not think he is as bad as he is portrayed. He is an effective situational RH out of the pen. Make a trade, which I believe they will, for a guy in the pen and we wait and see how Moylan pitches when he gets back and add probably Beachy since Lowe is the veteran in the playoffs. I like the chances. Yes proctor is bad, I am not disputing that.

Who me?

July 20th, 2011
12:17 am

should read “trouts out the law firm”, sorry….

hal

July 20th, 2011
12:20 am

yup js wasnt afraid too pulkl deals ;like the tex deal i bet the other gms helped him make up his mind lol

farmer

July 20th, 2011
12:33 am

what I meant Hal was that Schuerholz almost always had something big going on behind the scenes.. he had a sharp keen sense as a GM and went ahead on and did the instead of being a useless wimp like Wren before another team got who JS wanted. yeah he did make some bad deals like TEX, Justice and Grissom for Lofton, Jermaine Dye, Mike Hampton, etc. but no one can say he at least didn’t sit on his butt and wait around before someone did it first.

J-Man

July 20th, 2011
12:37 am

Sherrill has been pretty good this season. So I don’t know why you compare him to proctor and Gerrin. This team needs another reliever, I liked what I saw from Matt Lindstrom tonight hitting 98mph and looking better than he did in his Marlin days. We also need another right handed bat ASAP.

IlliniBrave

July 20th, 2011
1:30 am

Yeah, not sure why Gearin is on the team – he just doesn’t look ready yet to pitch in the majors. Really sucks that Medlen has been out – he would be our best long relief guy. If we can get into the 7th or 8th, we’re fine. But it’s nights like tonight where we can’t even get to through the 5th where we really miss a quality long relief guy.

Joseph

July 20th, 2011
1:34 am

Medlen should be given a chance to get his starting job back next year. Why do most write him off as just a bullpen guy? He was solid starter before his injury last year. And the year before….when they finally admitted that KK didn’t cut it each year. Give the man a chance to win his job back.

BravesfaninWis

July 20th, 2011
1:50 am

Bad enough getting whooped tonight, even worse when the Phillies pull out a win after being down 2-0 late in the game against the Cubs. Another game lost in the race.

Dannyboy

July 20th, 2011
3:02 am

J-hey will hit 300. It the end of the season!!man Coors fields sucks for pitches

lets go braves!!

July 20th, 2011
4:18 am

hahahaha one loss and all people hate the braves ….one win and all people love the team ….

take it easy!!! …is only July ….. :) braves will be fine !!!!!!! …..

about beltran deal i think is only a rumor hahahaha wren is not a stupid for trade for awful and old player for same division …..if wren pretend to trade some prospects better trade to HOU for pence or bourn ….

Rockies dont have more runs after today :) …..game 3 and 4 for the braves :D

LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :D

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July 20th, 2011
4:20 am

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Runner-

July 20th, 2011
5:30 am

In all honesty I had faith Heyward would turn this season around and be the menace he was last season. Sadly, he has failed to make the adjustments and seems to be headed for a bust

BrandonW

July 20th, 2011
8:33 am

Chip LOVES to hear himself talk doesn’t he?

Trade deadline approaches

July 20th, 2011
8:42 am

Chipper will return next week and Prado to the outfield…but we still need another OF w/ power…JHey will end up back on the DL…must do a trade, but not Lowe or Beachy…trade prospects at AAA level. Good news is 12 game hitting streak and more HR’s for Uggla…Everything is coming together as hoped for except Heyward continues his season of disappointment…for those who compared this kid to Hank, guess again. Freeman is serious ROY candidate…unless they give it to a pitcher (Kimbrell). .

Brandon

July 20th, 2011
8:42 am

I assumed that the reason Fredi Gonzalez put nate mclouth in right is to see if nate can play that position and possibly give him more trade value. Also with heyward’s injuries/struggles, maybe to see if mclouth can serve as a replacement in the event that heyward doesnt turn things around.

I was originally a huge fan of cory gearrin: however, i have seen that his weakness(like most sidearmers) is that he struggles against lefties. Proctor, however, gets rocked by all hitters and im sure will soon be taken off the team.

to clarify about beachy: he had given up 3 runs or less in his previous nine appearances. everybody is entitled to a bad outing here or there. and considering that beachy was in Coors field for the first time, and he had had 10 days rest in between starts, we can forgive him for that outing. How anybody can condemn beachy is beyond me.

after last nights game, i believe even more that we need an experienced leadoff hitter. i am a huge schafer fan, but truth is he is not experienced enough at the plate to be that prototypical leadoff hitter yet. in the playoffs, giants and phillies pitching would eat him up. i think michael bourn is the best fit out of the other options of hunter pence and carlos beltran.

about heyward: i feel his mechanics,etc have been a victim of continuous injuries. as a baseball player myself, i understand the importance of repetition and getting into a rhythm. with his continuous injuries and bad luck, i can understand why he hasnt performed to his potential. look at chipper’s numbers, same thing. same goes for jair jurrjens last season when he continuously got injured. grady sizemore for the indians? todd helton last season? anyways, i predict that if heyward stays healthy for the remainder of the season, he will get hot and silence the critics.

how about uggla? he’s 8 points shy of the mendoza line. 11 game hitting streak. 45 more games and he’ll be in the books with dimaggio! highly unlikely obviously, but wishful thinking. good to see him hitting well.

hal

July 20th, 2011
8:43 am

haystack couldent hit.300 in a good t ball league

David O'Brien

July 20th, 2011
8:51 am

I assumed that the reason Fredi Gonzalez put nate mclouth in right is to see if nate can play that position and possibly give him more trade value. — Brandon

Braves might just want to make sure he’s played all three spots recently, in case he becomes the fourth outfielder when Prado moves back to left field.

01HAWK

July 20th, 2011
8:52 am

I always thought HEYWARD would be an average player. His stroke has many holes in it. He could have spent an extra year in the minors. He is not durable. Glad to see FRENCHIE doing well with KC. Even Melky is having a decent year with KC………………..The BRAVES of the MIDWEST.

Freeman appears to be the real deal. Heyward will evventually have to many sub-par years and will have the FRENCHIE SYNDROME and be traded.

Justmythoughts

July 20th, 2011
8:52 am

1. It seems that once Fredi saw the game was going to end up in a loss for the Braves, he put in all the pitchers who had never pitched at Coors Field to let them experience it. 2. I think Heyward will improve his production eventually, just don’t ask me when. 3. Beachy had a bad game, I still really like him. Maybe we can hope that with his “bad performance” last night he won’t be used in a trade for Beltran. 4. I agree Proctor needs to go, and 5. It may be just me, but although I would prefer Joe and Boog again as announcers, we are going to have to put up with Chip. I think he is a little better this year, but not much.

Deedle Nick

July 20th, 2011
8:52 am

Compare the facial expressions of McCann, Freeman, Prado and Heyward in the batter’s box. Three of them actually look like they want to be there.

Ted Abernathy

July 20th, 2011
8:59 am

Still can’t believe Francis Wrenn is even thinking of trading away a pitcher when we haven’t even reached dog days yet.

Brandon

July 20th, 2011
9:27 am

@Ted Abernathy – i dont believe Frank Wren has said anything about trading a pitcher, but i do believe as a GM he should look at all possibilities.

@Deedle Nick – facial expressions prove nothing

LWB

July 20th, 2011
9:54 am

Who cares if Heyward is back tonight? He has been outplayed by Hinske this year and seems to have an attitude about making adjustments at the plate. Announcers and fans speak of Heyward as if he is a difference maker who simply HAS to be in the lineup….I just dont see it.

Sonny Jackson

July 20th, 2011
10:17 am

So it was a bad night… it happens sometimes, just forget about it and come back ready to play today. As for Chip Carey, he can get a little excited at times, but overall I don’t mind him at all. I’ve heard much worse. I also grew up here listening to Milo Hamilton and Larry Munson in the late 60’s.
I miss Earnie and Pete, but Joe Simpson in the worst in my book. He always sounds so forced, but after a couple of years, I’m used to it. Overall we have pretty good announcers.

ATL Fan

July 20th, 2011
10:41 am

Who has the stronger outfield arm McCLouth or Hinske? Typically, you put the stronger arm in right.

Truth

July 20th, 2011
11:24 am

Heyward back in lineup tonight?

Too bad. It makes the team weaker because his heart and his mind are not in the game. Have no clue what is going on with him. Could be something personal, like a girlfriend, who really knows? Only him, I guess. Hope he figures it out soon because he’s not helping the team with his lackadaisical attitude and lack of hustle.

bravos007

July 20th, 2011
12:39 pm

wish skip carey was still here. he was my fav.

Runner-

July 20th, 2011
12:43 pm

@Brandon where the hell have you been through the whole Lowe saga??

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