Braves quotes after Friday’s 5-homer win over Cubs

***FREDI GONZALEZ

On winning on Bobby Cox Day

“We were able to manufacture some runs, and we hit the ball out of the ballpark with runners on base. Gave Mike a nice cushion and we held on. Those kids coming out of the bullpen pitched pretty good, Vizcaino and Varvaro. And I tell you what. These games you lose stuff [things gets overshadowed], Chipper gets his 1,000th extra-base hit and Danny extends his streak. A lot of good stuff today, one of my best games ever, watching and everything, from the luncheon on. Good ending to a good day.”

On doing it with speed and power tonight

“That’s where we want to get to, that kind of combination. We talk about the speed, but you need those guys in the middle of the lineup to scare some people. The last couple of games, we’re doing that. Hopefully that continues.”

On Uggla extending streak to Atlanta Braves-record 32 games

“Good for him. We sure need him to be doing that for a long time in the middle of the lineup.”

On Minor, running into trouble in sixth inning two starts in a row

“You see the breaking balls coming along, the command of the fastball coming along. I think the other stuff, the sixth-inning stuff, I think that comes with just getting comfortable at the major league level. We saw Beachy go through that early in the year…. That’ll come with maturity.”

On Chipper, did you still think he had that kind of pop?

“Oh, yeah. He’s dangerous. He’s dangerous when he’s healthy. We gave him a day off the last game in Miami, and then with the off day [Thursday], he felt great, I’m sure.”

On Vizcaino’s second outing

“He looked great. And I think the second time around his breaking ball got a lot better. It was a good game to get Vizcaino in there, get his feet wet, especially at home, and get him comfortable a little bit.”

On Zambrano getting tossed after throwing inside to Chipper

“Boys being boys, I guess. The umpires did a great job handling it.”

***DAN UGGLA

On extending hitting streak to Atlanta Braves-record 32 games

“Like I said, it’s not one of the things I set a goal to do when I came over here, but it’s really cool. This is a prestigious organization. People just going about their business the right way from top to bottom, so it’s a special thing.”

“Definitely a lot more fun when you get it out of the way early, especially with a homer. You put your team on top and see if you can get some things going.”

On five homers to go with the team’s new speed

“That’s why we got Constanza and Bourn in the lineup. They’re getting on base, making things happen, and hitting homers as well. But we’ve still go our boppers, Freeman and Chipper, ‘Ski off the bench, Mac coming back. Prado. You go up and down the lineup. We’ve been saying all year, it was a matter of time before this offense started clicking.”

***CHIPPER JONES

On the long home run

“I hit that ball good. Real good. Starting to get my legs back a little bit.”

Feeling a little better physically?

“Starting to get there. More important tonight, the mechanics are starting to iron themselves out. It wasn’t just me. There were a lot of guys feeling good tonight. It was a playoff-type atmosphere. I think everybody was kind of jacked up. We knew we were having a packed house; the Cubs have a good following. And honoring Bobby all day, it was very … we played accordingly.

“I hope he goes home happy. It’s a perfect topper to an awesome day.”

“Bobby and I had probably the longest ride of any of the players. Still trying to make him proud any way I can. I know he was sticking around watching the game, hoping for a Braves win. The guys just went out and stayed on their gameplans and executed all night.”

On Zambrano getting ejected for throwing at him

“He threw me a split first pitch down for a strike, then he threw me two cutters [inside]. If they were straight balls I would have said, yeah [he’s trying to hit Jones], but I don’t know. You could tell the tension was mounting with him out there. We had some good swings on him tonight. But we’re playing for something. It’d be foolish of me to do something stupid and get hurt, or get someone else hurt, get suspended or whatnot. We’ll take our ‘W’ and win with class, and come out tomorrow.”

“Carlos, he’s an intense guy. He’s a really good competitor. A guy you like to have in your corner every fifth day because of his intensity. Sometimes it works against him.”

On Uggla’s streak after poor first half

“You knew at some point, somebody was going to pay. I mean, the guy’s just too good a player. That’s why we got him, that’s why we signed him to the big contract. He’s just so relaxed now. He put the numbers aside that he was going to put up, and he just went out and tried to be one-ninth of the equation and just go out and try to help us win ballgames, and low and behold, look what happens.

“He’s doing something special, and we’re all hanging on each and every at-bat hoping he gets it out of the way early. He’s gotten it out of the way early the last couple of games, which has allowed us to kind of concentrate on something else other than his hitting streak…. I’m ecstatic for him. Couldn’t be happening to a better guy.”

On Ernie Johnson Sr.’s death Friday night

“It’s sad. On probably one of the most celebrated days, EJ passing is a downer. When you think about listening to the Braves on radio and TV back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, EJ was the guy. Always had a kind word to say, always had a smile on his face, always a very uplifting kind of personality. Very sorry for their family. Our hearts and prayers go out to them.”

***MIKE MINOR

“The offense and defense really worked for me. Gave me a good lead, and it’s a lot easier to pitch with a lead like that than in a close game. Everybody did their job. Chipper’s over there getting hard shots at him, knocking them down and throwing to first to get guys out.

“Uggla keeping his streak alive right away, that kind of just puts the whole team at ease because we want him to do well and keep it going.”

On watching Uggla, something special?

“Yeah, it’s great. Especially with the start he had. Then all of a sudden he’s just locked in. Going from .173 or whatever it was, to the high .220s now, and he’s not just getting one hit or beating out groundballs. It’s a home run here, a double there, and he’s not just giving up after the first hit. He’s still trying to get some runs for the team, it’s not all about himself.”

83 comments Add your comment

Rowsdower

August 12th, 2011
11:52 pm

Oh, what a night!

We’ll miss you Ernie…

Rowsdower

August 12th, 2011
11:54 pm

This is how much I love symmetry:

We win by 6
There were 6 HRs hit in the game
And, finally, we’re 6 games ahead of the Cardinals and Giants in the Wild Card

And it only gets better when Mac, JJ and Tommy get back. Oh baby! 8)

Joseph

August 12th, 2011
11:55 pm

Ernie and Skip are together again. Just like it always should be. Broadcasting from above. If only we could hear them one last time.

Taylor Hood

August 12th, 2011
11:55 pm

DC Brave

August 12th, 2011
11:57 pm

Go Braves!!!!

Lee

August 12th, 2011
11:58 pm

I guess Col.Clink and Von Trapp were prophetic again. Uggla and Jones served up “Das Crow” once again….lol great game for Bobby Cox

JackDennis

August 13th, 2011
12:00 am

Miss Ernie saying “this game is just zipping along, folk.”

66braves

August 13th, 2011
12:01 am

It sort of looked like Chipper and the others decided to light Z up after he plunked Uggla. Then the dolt turns around a throws at Chipper. Still, I think he’s welcome back to the Ted anytime…

Posting "first" is idiotic

August 13th, 2011
12:02 am

Well said Joseph.

Taylor….seriously….

Kimbrel rocks

August 13th, 2011
12:02 am

i am so PISSED i didn’t go to this game AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH LOL best game of the season.

Rowsdower

August 13th, 2011
12:05 am

How awesome is it that we retired Bobby Cox AND Zambrano on the same night?

Joseph

August 13th, 2011
12:10 am

Rowsdower, The little child will not retire. He has 18mil next year and a 20 mil player option for 2013. He will fake an apology and fake another anger management stint like he has done in the past. Here is to hoping the Cubs will do the right thing and just pay him to go way. And more doubtful, Selig gets a spine and suspends him for the rest of the year. And void his contract by the Cubs for conduct unbecoming, but none of that will happen. Cubs and Selig have proven they will not do what is the right thing.

A Brave in Minnesota

August 13th, 2011
12:12 am

Hmmmmm…..prolly wouldn’t be a good idea to wear my BRAVES shirt in Chicago tomorrow…….may not go over too well!!!

Anyways….great game Bravos as usual and a great win for Bobby Cox day and for everyone in Major League baseball……..

…..but so sad to hear about Ernie Johnson Sr’s death…..I remember listening to the braocasts on TBS in the 90’s during those title runs and I have always have had the utmost respect for him and the rest of the Braves announcers for their classiness they show…..none better than Ernie!!

From one EJ to another……you will be missed!!!!

Rowsdower

August 13th, 2011
12:13 am

I know the coward won’t, but it was still funny to read he bailed on his team…again. Not sure what recourse the Cubs have, but they have to get rid of this guy even if it means paying him.

Him Tudson

August 13th, 2011
12:14 am

So good of “Big Z” to retire on a positive note in his favorite ballpark, eh? Get that guy outta the game. Let the Cubbies chew on his big, useless contract for a couple more years.

Peter

August 13th, 2011
12:17 am

This may have been the greatest game I’ve been to, and I was at Halladay’s perfect game.

westside

August 13th, 2011
12:20 am

i was at the game and it really was a great night, uggla wen bananas, the crowd was packed and we got to see bobby again. chipper lookin like his self. all in all a great game

Joseph

August 13th, 2011
12:25 am

Any bets on the suspension if there is one? I think there not be one at all, but I say 5 games. Cubs have shown they will turn a blind eye to anything Z does. Just curious about thoughts.

Shawn

August 13th, 2011
12:25 am

Other than the death of EJ, a perfect night.

Let’s hope Lowe can keep it going tomorrow.

Rowsdower

August 13th, 2011
12:33 am

Any chance Ray Lewis in the ATL tonight and could possibly “bump” into Zambrano at the club?

Mister Frisky

August 13th, 2011
12:41 am

The Braves have the most dynamic offense in the NL.When Mc Cann gets back and if they can stay relatively healthy,The world series is possible.

Joseph

August 13th, 2011
12:45 am

I have been trying to find, and cannot, so I ask for help. I am looking for a link to a broadcast of Ernie and Skip together, just random banter. Just for old-times sake?

Kimbrel rocks

August 13th, 2011
12:56 am

i don’t remember an atlanta braves team with this much overall potential. they really are an exciting team and they look like they are really close too. could this be our wold series series. kinda feeling magical…..

Joseph

August 13th, 2011
1:01 am

I know Ernie’s death has damped thngs and it should. BUt where are all the CHipper should retire and normal negative comments? Am I in the right place?

Rowsdower

August 13th, 2011
1:09 am

@Joseph – I don’t know…I even through out Constanza’s 38% run production per AB and couldn’t get any Saber’s to rattle.

See what I did there? 8)

Prissy

August 13th, 2011
1:41 am

It is reported on the MLB network that Zambrano cleared out his locker, told teammates that he is retiring; he is gone. His manager stated that he does not know where Z is, that Z just walked out on the other 24 guys on his team.

Tyler mabry

August 13th, 2011
1:45 am

I am proud to say I was at this game. Arriving at 4 o’clock I got john smoltz and mark wholers autograph. The energy in the stadium was incredible and the payers gave their tribute to bobby with those home Run swings! Great night for the city of atlanta! The braves have a very special team this year

Rowsdower

August 13th, 2011
1:45 am

It’s not the first time he’s done this Prissy. I wouldn’t read too much into it. He’s getting hammered at a local bar and then he’ll crawl back in the morning and apologize…yet again.

His lack of class on such a classy night is exactly why he shouldn’t be in the Majors. He is hot, stinky garbage.

Matt

August 13th, 2011
2:03 am

Rowsdower

August 13th, 2011
2:09 am

Well done Matt!!!

Rowsdower

August 13th, 2011
2:15 am

DAMNIT!!! I forgot to be the jackwagon that says, “FIRST,” again…I need a drink.

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Thegratefulalive

August 13th, 2011
2:43 am

Yea, Z is as classless as they come, but obviously BiPolar, & shows even more so on a night like this when attention is on Bobby ( his night!) & uggla, for his streak, to go and do what he did obviously purposeful & then smile about it, he could’ve injured chipper or uggla had those pitches been slightly higher Or lower, then things would’ve gotten outa hand. Unfourtunate..& I actually feel sry 4 him, it’s chemical imbalance, I have a close cousin w/ bipolar & have seen it my whole life, great guy..then hit the switch and a different person comes out. Either way, leaving ure team after shown ure @$$ isn’t cool, and he’s now done it one too many times. I’d pay him 18 mil to never have to deal w/ him again, but that’s my opinion

Rowsdower

August 13th, 2011
2:55 am

If he had injured Chipper or Uggla he wouldn’t have to worry about the Braves dugout. There were 50,000+ there that would’ve lynched his ass.

Thegratefulalive

August 13th, 2011
3:05 am

^**actually I’m sure there’s more with less class, but he’s just such a sore loser, & on Bobbys night that should’ve been the highlight of the night, instead it’s Z seemingly faking a retirement, actin like a 9 year old girl, very unfortunate.. , anyway, thanks bobby for everything, you’ll b missed, ure the man…

Younger Than That Now

August 13th, 2011
3:37 am

The Cubs announcers talk about “Z” like he’s the greatest thing since Whitey Ford and I’ve never met anybody, including Cubs fans, who likes the SOB. But he’ll be back, declaring himself a new man and a changed man, pointing toward heaven at the end of his good innings and throwing at batters during his other innings while disguising himself as a batting practice pitcher. For once, I would love to see the umpires back off and let him square off against some of the guys he throws at.

He ain’t going nowhere… he’s got a contract to fulfill and money to collect!!

Rowsdower

August 13th, 2011
4:27 am

brazilia120

August 13th, 2011
6:20 am

Why do you insult 9-year-old girls?

henry from TN

August 13th, 2011
7:23 am

minor sure was lucky to give up 4 doubles and 5 singles and only 3 runs or you could say he pitched out of trouble a lot— the braves have the best offense they have had all year—just keep it up….

Larry

August 13th, 2011
7:30 am

Heaven is no longer missing an angel…

As for the game of baseball, I have waited so long for the Braves to once again have the perfect blend of speed, defense and power that together propelled them in 91-97 (Nixon, Smith, Gant, Sanders and A. Jones before he got fat paired with the nice power of Gant, Justice, Bream and McGriff). It was just unfortunate that Bobby fell in love with the three run homer that all too dominated this team from about 1999 until July of this season. Now we have the material to compete deep in the postseason when we will face starting pitching as good or better than our own (better, like the Phils and perhaps Boston).

Getting Bourne–coupled with the emergence of Constanza–has changed the entire personality of this team and, to me, is substantially more important than having added just another “right-handed bat with some pop!”

And, think about this, the Braves have won 8 straight games without….Brian McCann!

vermont 39

August 13th, 2011
8:22 am

Who’s Brian McCann:-)

al

August 13th, 2011
8:45 am

Dont know if you want the Ump to let Z square off with any of our players. He is not only crazy, he
can fight too. Remember a few years back when he put a whup -up on his own catcher.

reckingball

August 13th, 2011
8:50 am

Hinsky could take him out.

Blaze

August 13th, 2011
8:54 am

8 straight? I stated early this spring that we should try to go get Ellsbury from the Red Sox when word was tossed around that he might be available. I remember a lot of bloggers stating the same thing. Anybody remember?
I’m glad we didn’t now…….Bourn is gonna continue to be what we need. If we can sign him. Constanza looks great ……but more time is needed to see what happens with him in the long run. 4th outfielder at worst looks good to me.

Gritz

August 13th, 2011
8:56 am

I agree with Rowsdower. If Zambrano would have really injured Uggla or Chipper it would have been Pascaul Perez all over again and I bet Bob Horner is still lurking in the clubhouse waiting for a fight! Reflecting on that night I forgot that the fans got involved with some Padre players. What a crazy night!

ATLfan15

August 13th, 2011
9:01 am

a great night, overshadowed by the death of Ernie Sr., i’m sure Skip was waiting on him. R.I.P. Ernie…you will be missed.

as far as Zambrano goes, i just had a feeling that the Braves were gonna rock him. but i don’t understand why Quade didn’t have anyone warming up when Uggla hit that second homer? Quade had to know that homer would send Z right over the mental ‘edge’…..go figure.

and a big CONGRATS to the Warner Robins American Little League for an awesome comeback win over the team from Florida….Williamsport-bound once again! LLWS 2011!!!

evadayjonny

August 13th, 2011
9:03 am

Nice game Z, proud of our guys for winning with class!! Now lets come out today and embarrass them again. If we can get our pitching healthy, this team is getting dangerous for the playoffs.

Bob the Blogger

August 13th, 2011
9:15 am

Even without JJ, Hanson, McCann, Moyland, and Heyward on the bench, we’re still winning! Good move bringing up Vizcaino. He should be locked in on his role by the end of the regular season.

iowa brave.

August 13th, 2011
9:15 am

What a game. Larry your post is right on.A mix of power and speed. The Phillies almost have to loose sometime.I would like to catch them. have homefield advantage throughout the playoffs and worl series. Go Braves.

Chief Pinch-a-Loaf

August 13th, 2011
9:23 am

Hey there’s a big fat hispanic guy passed out in my front lawn, wearing a Cubs hat. Anyone have the Cubs’ manager’s phone #

The Voice of Reason

August 13th, 2011
9:27 am

It’s been a long time since Braves hitting has made a pitcher want to retire.

Ben Be Brave

August 13th, 2011
9:27 am

Great win…Uggla’s amazing…Freddie is going to be a superstar…um, where are the “retire Chipper”/Bones Jones crowd today for our future HOF 3rd baseman? This is a very good team…Go Braves!!

The Voice of Reason

August 13th, 2011
9:29 am

Every time I see Lowe’s name come up in the rotation, my heart sinks. The Braves are one starting pitcher (Lowe’s spot) away from going all the way.

clay

August 13th, 2011
9:37 am

its good to finally see one of these blogs where not one person is still complaining after a win.

Chief Pinch-a-Loaf

August 13th, 2011
9:50 am

D. Lowe to the bullpen ! (after J.J. and Hanson return)

phil

August 13th, 2011
10:09 am

Chipper needs to retire immediately…..2 hits, a moonshot homerun to dead center, 2 runs scored, 3 RBIs, several excellent plays at third, dodging 2 pitches from a madman….it’s obvious he can’t do it anymore.

Where are you idiots that want him to retire practically every day?

No Crying

August 13th, 2011
10:21 am

I like the way that Minor is growing as a pitcher. With 16 starts under his belt in the bigs, I now have confidence that we will get a good start every time he takes the mound. This was not the case at the beginning of the year. He has done a great job as the 6th starter this year. I can see him moving up the rotation ladder next season, allowing Tehran/Medlan to take over the 6th starter position. A deep rotation is a wonderful luxury. I wonder how many of our young pitchers got killed in the past because they were thrown into the fray too quickly.

GFM

August 13th, 2011
10:41 am

If it had not been Bobby’s big night would FG have plunked a Cub after Uggla was hit? I would like to think so. Hell, Bobby had Tom Glavine throw at Dale Murphey of all people in retaliation of a Brave getting hit back in the early 90’s. I miss old school baseball where the other team is the enemy rather than getting to first base and giving the opposing first baseman a hug and pat on the butt.

phil

August 13th, 2011
11:01 am

clay

August 13th, 2011
9:37 am
its good to finally see one of these blogs where not one person is still complaining after a win.
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Let me see what I can do….

Wayward stinks…his absence from th elineup is refreshing…

How’s that?

htownbravesfan

August 13th, 2011
11:02 am

GFM, I remember that game against the Phils when Glavine threw at Murphy, my idol. It was the most half-hearted brushback in the history of the game. Glavine looked like he would have rather french kissed a cobra. Anyway, great win. With the passing of Ernie, another part of my childhood has died. My brothers and I watched every game on TBS while growing up in New Orleans, and I can still hear he and Skip’s voices as if they were standing right in front of me.

Ben Be Brave

August 13th, 2011
11:21 am

phil – I said the same thing about Chipper about 4 posts before yours….it’s unbelievable to me how disrespectful some are to Chipper’s HOF contributions to this organization…of course, he’s toward the end but he’s still putting up solid numbers…some Braves’ fans are really spoiled. Go Braves!

Heyward grounds out to second

August 13th, 2011
11:34 am

What a night! Uggla and Chipper kicking butt, Bobby sent out like the legend he is. Zambrano is a true a hole, I was screaming at the TV after he threw at Chipper, what a prick. Then he smiled, man what a bad teammate to walk out like that.

Still, great win, Minor looked good. Distancing ourselves in the wild card. I can smell the post season. And for what it’s worth, picked up a game on the Phils. Don’t think we’ll catch them, but that’s we narrowed the gap a little bit.

Noone, Alot, Loosers, Than, Then & To Much

August 13th, 2011
11:35 am

All this crap about Garbanzo Zambrano is a waste of my monitor ink. Cut it out! LOL

phil

August 13th, 2011
11:48 am

Zambrano made me as mad as I’ve been in a long time throwing at Chipper like a complete sissy….pathetic.

Ted M

August 13th, 2011
11:59 am

Alex Gonzalez never runs hard to first base.

Ted M

August 13th, 2011
12:00 pm

at least he wasn’t throwing at his head.

Ted M

August 13th, 2011
12:01 pm

Uggla is gonna hit another homer tonight.

Ralph

August 13th, 2011
12:41 pm

Our starting pitching has looked really bad since the break but I beleive with the addition of Bourn and Constanza and Big Mc returning our offense is improved to the point that it will carry the pitching just as the pitching carried the offense the first half.

Kimbrel rocks

August 13th, 2011
1:08 pm

mike minor has pitched back to back great games. the defense has let him done a couple of times, but i don’t see the braves sending him back to AAA. not sure what is going to happen but we need a lefty in rotation. the brewers hit AWFUL against lefties and KILL righties. hope the braves are thinking about that.

extremus

August 13th, 2011
1:14 pm

Last night had an awful lot to take in. The Bobby Cox Braves Hall of Fame induction and jersey retirement. The Uggla streak continuing (on two home runs, no less). Five home runs (and some LONG ones). Zambrano’s tantrum and subsequent walking out on his team (my brother theorized he threw at Chipper not to hit him but to deliberately allow himself to get thrown out of the game because he felt his manager had left him out there to dry). And then hearing that beloved longtime Braves announcer Ernie Johnson, Sr. had passed away. Whew, that was an eventful, bittersweet, in some ways bizarre day for baseball.

Regarding symmetry, it’s odd how that works sometimes. Ernie Johnson passing away on the day of Bobby Cox’s jersey retirement AND former broadcast booth partner Skip Carey’s birthday. It reminded me of how three out of our first four US Presidents died on July 4th (seriously, look it up). Some things are just unexplainably strange and borderline eerie in their coincidence.

extremus

August 13th, 2011
1:15 pm

Correction: three out of our first FIVE US Presidents died on July fourth. Sorry for the typo, but that’s still a heck of a coincidence.

Largo

August 13th, 2011
1:43 pm

Zambrano is crazy. He has always been nuts. He’s dangerous and someday he’ll hurt someone. He needs to have his head handed to him.

Ernie was my favorite. He and Skip together were great. Who are these people we have now? I don’t even know their names. Don’t tell me!

Braves Fan

August 13th, 2011
1:49 pm

Largo, Jim Powell is one of the best announcers we’ve ever had. Do you actually listen to the games?

Rowsdower

August 13th, 2011
1:49 pm

Not really when you consider that human beings are animals and animals sense the end is near. It is quite likely they held on as long as they could to make it July 4 because it was such a red letter day in the history of our country.

Keep J Hey Sitting

August 13th, 2011
2:31 pm

Keep J Hey sitting – he wasn’t doing anything anyway…..or send him down to AA ball – maybe he will get it thru his thick skull that he needs to change some things……Messiah of the Team , my hind end – From Hero to ZERO in one season flat!!!!! Has to be a new speed record…….

Largo

August 13th, 2011
4:42 pm

Braves Fan – I listen, watch, or attend every game possible and have been a fan since they were in Boston and I was a very young kid. I don’t care for (loud mouth Chip), Glavine, Joe, etc. I liked Ernie, Skip, and the professer. Any more when I’m watching TV I turn the sound off.

GFM

August 13th, 2011
4:42 pm

Htownbravesfan, yes Glavines brush-back was horrible, but Bobby knew you protect your players and stand up for them and although Murhpy was a Braves icon, he was wearing the other teams uniform – he had to be brushed-back or plunked. I saw an interview with Glavine concerning that day and Glavine said it was torture. I dont believe in head hunting, Clemems VS Piazza comes to mind, but retaliation should be part of the game when your player is hit on purpose and then let the chips lie where they may – Nolan Ryan beating some young hotshot half to death in a head lock comes to mind.

BravesWSChamps2011

August 13th, 2011
5:51 pm

Yankees just signed their season away.. Proctor?!? HAHA Idiots!

Ralph

August 13th, 2011
5:57 pm

Proctor will win the Cy Young now that he is with another team, WATCH.

bring back blauser

August 13th, 2011
5:57 pm

desperate times take desperate measures go yanks hope to see him with you in world series

bustersonly

August 13th, 2011
5:59 pm

Wish the Yankees would take Lowe off our hands.

PhilsFanFromNJ

August 13th, 2011
7:15 pm

Being an objective fan although I root for the Phils, I must admit that since the trading deadline, your Braves team has metamorphosized into the dominant team in all of baseball. I truly believe that the Braves are the team to beat and that the current 7 1/2 game Phils lead will be at least a 7 1/2 Brave lead by the end of the year. They are an unbleiveable scary offensive team that can beat you 1 thru 8 in the order. I don’t see them losing more than 10 more games the rest of the year unless Uggla stops hitting but even if just comes down to mere mortal level, when McCann comes back this Braves team will be scoring at least 7-8 runs per game; even Lowe should be able to give up no more than 6 runs per 7 innings. The Brave will walk thru the playoffs and win the WS going away. Braves fans enjoy this team, it should stay potent like it is today for a long time.

aka

August 13th, 2011
9:12 pm

Cubs pay him and get rid of him. It will ge a great investment. And let’s get back to baseball and all its enjoyment. Children get put in time out unless they continue to be bad and he has done that. Give him his walking papers.

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