Video: Discussing Uggla’s streak, McCann’s return

CineSport’s Noah Coslov asked the AJC’s David O’Brien about Dan Uggla’s hitting streak that ended at 33 games Sunday, and Brian McCann’s return from the DL.



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Jason in houston

August 15th, 2011
12:28 pm

antidepressed dag

August 15th, 2011
12:36 pm

OK – I gotta ask….Dave – how old is your picture? Are you pulling a Furman Bisher on us?

antidepressed dag

August 15th, 2011
12:36 pm

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J Hey's better

August 15th, 2011
12:49 pm

Still cant believe we lost 2 of 3 to the cubbies should have at least won the series now we have the Giants in for 4 we have to get something done this week we are 4 up on them in the Wild Card

Too Tough

August 15th, 2011
12:56 pm

Has B Mac gotten a little LAZY? i.e. Not running out the long fly ball a weeks ago cause he thought it was a homer and gets thrown out at 2nd..Yesterday, he was not moving like an allstar catcher!

Too Tough

August 15th, 2011
12:58 pm

Freddie lost the game yesterday with his Bobby cox like pitching strategy..ughhhhh. ole skimer-a-rinki-do was pathentic after the 2nd hit..he should have been taken out..I could see it coming why cant out HEAD COACH? GEEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZ! too bad for the team!

Ron Roberts

August 15th, 2011
1:10 pm

Hard to believe we’re a wild card leading, 2nd-best record in the league squad when we can’t defend our home turf against teams like the Nationals and Cubs. I suppose the fact that our home record is only 1.5 games better than our road record speaks more to our ability to play well on the road, ’cause the way we play at home, to me, is what separates us from the Phillies.

phil zoda

August 15th, 2011
1:16 pm

As a Phillie fan, I have the utmost respect for the Braves. They have great pitching and terrific hitters up and down the lineup.

The Phillies were rained out yesterday and I got to watch the Cubs at Atlanta on WGN America. I have just one question. How come nobody goes to their games?

Glenn

August 15th, 2011
1:25 pm

Phil, the Braves had over 40,000 for every game against the Cubs this past series. If that’s “nobody” to them, perhaps your Phillies will also decide they have nothing to worry about with Braves, and they can sneak back up on them and we can have a race in the East. if not, I think the Braves now have a lineup that can give them (or any team) fits in the playoffs.

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Joe Charboneau

August 15th, 2011
1:49 pm

The weak links are Linebrink,Sherrill,O’Flaherty,Lowe,and Gonzalez. I like the rest of this Braves team. Bring up Pastornicky,Teheran & Delgado.

Ted M

August 15th, 2011
1:56 pm

DOB,

Somebody on one of these ajc blogs said a few days ago that the Yankee’s had claimed Lowe off waivers but the Braves pulled him back. I don’t believe it. Can you confirm or deny it? Thanks, Ted

Ted M

August 15th, 2011
2:07 pm

Our defense slipped the last couple of games.

anotherdawg

August 15th, 2011
2:09 pm

I agree with Too Tough. I was watching the game with my son, and we were like, why are we waiting to make a pitching change when it’s obvious Linebrink did not have it. I made the statement, “what are we going to do, wait for us to lose the lead, and then change?” I’m not saying we need to use the big three every single day, but certainly we could have brought Sherrel one batter sooner with a left handed batter.

Fastball

August 15th, 2011
2:12 pm

questionable pitching change….again. Not at all happy with mgr situation.

Harvey's

August 15th, 2011
2:22 pm

Enter your connemts here.

Bruce Benedicts tight baby blue pants

August 15th, 2011
2:25 pm

@TOO Tough: He’s still faster than I was.

O'flarity's water bottle

August 15th, 2011
2:53 pm

Enter yantidepressed dag

August 15th, 2011
12:36 pm
OK – I gotta ask….Dave – how old is your picture? Are you pulling a Furman Bisher on us?

That is classic….ROFLMAO

Summer of George

August 15th, 2011
2:54 pm

Hats off to Dan the Man….stinks the way it had to end….you were robbed by Barney Rubble, and also that broken bat in the 1st inning (it almost fell in for ya)…..If Prado could have gotten a hit instead of popping out near dugout for last out, I’m sure you would have had another chance in the ninth or in extra innings….but that’s ok….33 games, Atlanta record…not too shabby
Now it’s time to start another streak like Joe D. did after ending 56 streak…

chief pitchanono

August 15th, 2011
2:56 pm

Gotta forget about the cubbies series and play some good ball these next few days. We can really put the giants and D-backs in a deep hole if we play like we know we can. Pitching is gonna be the key for us, you know the giants are gonna bring it so we have to do the same. If we make their lineup look like Boston’s then were in trouble, but if our starting pitching can show some consistency over the next week our offense will take care of the rest and we will be in good shape. We will take a split with San fran, but if we can get 3/4 or a sweep we will have our revenge from the NLDS from last year. Go Braves!!

jt

August 15th, 2011
2:57 pm

Come on Man, Brian McCann and Freddie Gonz. lost this game. Brian needs to get his lazy ass in front of balls that he himself asked for. And WTF is Gonz putting a guy just off the DL into a game that is very important to Braves and one we were leading???
Everytime I see him do something this STUPID I know exactly why they “Fired” him at Florida.

Beachy deserverd alot better fate, and this one is on McCann and Freddie.

Summer of George

August 15th, 2011
2:58 pm

Dan, Keep your head high and that bat hot….You’re in a playoff race my man…
At least you didn’t complain about the pitcher, pitching you “like it’s the world series”…Like a certain Pete Rose cried about G. Garber ending his streak.
You have much more class

B

August 15th, 2011
2:59 pm

I agree, I was watching the game and was dumbfounded with the amount of rope Freddi gave Linebrink, for someone fresh off the DL, with 0 rehab. I would understand if he had done a game or 2 in AAA and proved he was in game shape, but he hadn’t pitched in a game in 2 weeks. Terrible decision on his part.
but Joe C. @ 1:49: really O’Flaherty is a weak link??? before yesterday he’s been basically untouchable, especially against left handers… 1.3 ERA, and a .200 BA against… that was the first HR he’d given up to a lefty all year…

jt

August 15th, 2011
3:01 pm

B

Maybe 1st HR to lefties, but how bad was that timing???

Summer of George

August 15th, 2011
3:01 pm

And how about Georgie yesterday on those bases! Another Wow!!

Summer of George

August 15th, 2011
3:03 pm

Freeman Hugs { } to Dan the Man and Georgie!!

Larry

August 15th, 2011
3:05 pm

Three certainties:

1. Fruity isn’t championship manager material.
2. DOB hasn’t the courage to ask Fruity the most meaningful and obvious questions.
3. Based on the above video, DOB will find slim pickings in his quest to remove “divorced” from his profile without perhaps unsurpassed sympathy and unparalleled female compromise.

No courage or charm never attracts the finer women, but at least a good motorcycle and a full face helmet will get him a glance or two!

Keep the helmet on Dave!

Larry

August 15th, 2011
3:06 pm

nomorecolincowherd

August 15th, 2011
3:17 pm

Same guy’s that wanted Dan’s hide 2 months ago loving him now. Not a great sports town.

JASon

August 15th, 2011
3:23 pm

“He’d come in and hug five or six guys, sometimes the entire team”

Yeah, this needs to stop. I don’t understand any inclination for a straight man to hug or make physical contact with another man. Why would any straight man want to act so effeminate around other men? I love freddie freeman, but dude, why would you feel inclined to hug. I’m sorry, but that is gay.

bill

August 15th, 2011
3:25 pm

anybody criticising O’Flaherty over one bad outing are crazy. we are all human. Now if he does it three or four times in arow I will help you burn him at the stake.

bill

August 15th, 2011
3:31 pm

I am as critical as anyone but the two balls McCann did not get were pitches that crossed him up and bounced not before but at the plate. On one he is set up on the outside corner and the ball is a foot INSIDE LOW and Tailing down and further inside. Be reasonable McCann has a good glove he is coming off DL and you want to throw the league MVP in the trsh for one game. Noe linebrink needs to follow Proctor to the place where old pitchers go to die.. Crazy prople.

savannahdawg

August 15th, 2011
3:36 pm

I didn’t like the batting order yesturday. I would have kept the first four in place, Bourne, Prado, Freeman and Uggula. Moved Brian to 5th and Chipper to 6th. The offense has been clicking and yesturday’s lineup got everything out of whack!!!

Bob Davis

August 15th, 2011
3:48 pm

Can’t you Freddie Gonzalez whiners go get a life? Hell, all we heard was one gripe after another when Bobby Cox was here, now all some of you guys can do is criticize every move Freddie makes. As if you could do better. RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT….

get over it

August 15th, 2011
4:04 pm

Sounds like JASon needs a hug….part of celebrations and greetings…,.you gotta be more secure with yourself than that and quit thinking like a 6th grader.

O'flarity's water bottle

August 15th, 2011
4:10 pm

Is there any idiot that could explain to me on why this team would go after linebrink or sherrial? If they were horses, they would be glue….

Ron Roberts

August 15th, 2011
4:12 pm

Only closet cases make homophobic rants and posts like that, JAS.

Rowsdower

August 15th, 2011
4:50 pm

Gonna have to disagree with this statement, Joe:

“The weak links are Linebrink,Sherrill,O’Flaherty,Lowe,and Gonzalez”

Linebrink and Sherrill are good middle relievers with low 3 ERAs. O’Flaherty is a beast that has the 4th best ERA in baseball. Gonzalez is the best defensive SS in baseball. None of these guys are weak links by any stretch.

Lowe…I agree with.

Another one bites the dust ?

August 15th, 2011
5:05 pm

Chipper’s out again — spending time on the trainer’s table per MLB Network, but no one’s talking about why. As a baseball fan — of any team — you got to feel bad for the guy, working so hard to come back from surgery, but little things keep cropping up. Braves better have a strategy for doing without him down the stretch.

drew25walk

August 15th, 2011
5:05 pm

I was wondering why the starting pitching hasn’t been good lately until I realized that McCann was out. I am hoping that his return not only brings a spark to the offense but to the starting pitching.

PhillyGuy

August 15th, 2011
5:14 pm

Rowsdower,,, I agree with most of your statement but SS Gonzalez is a bit of a weak link. Plus he is a very good SS but clearly not the best in the field. Did you ever watch Alcides Escobar for the Royals play short? He is awesome with the glove

henry from TN

August 15th, 2011
5:15 pm

@JASon whats wrong with being gay they are born that way they can’t help they are gay i guess you are another right wing gay bash-er….

Peter Y

August 15th, 2011
5:22 pm

Dave, I love ya man and you write amazing articles. But you really gotta get some new clothes or least where the good ones on camera. That shirt looks like a Saturday Night Fever wardrobe reject.

Rowsdower

August 15th, 2011
5:23 pm

@PhillyGuy – I’ll give you that. Andrus is pretty slick too. I overstated it, but my point is that Alex is an excellent defender at the most important defensive position in baseball. His value is runs saved over what he provides with his bat.

Too many casual fans are hung up on offense. They think everyone is supposed to be able to rake. The Braves won the World Series with an all glove, no stick SS in 1995. How quickly we forget…

iTiSi

August 15th, 2011
5:38 pm

To PhilZoda, the reason Braves attendance is less than Phils attendance is obvious. There’s lots more to do in Atlanta, especially on a Sunday afternoon. The only reason the Phils games are sellouts is to have a safe and secure place to get away from the “thugs” who are participating in the “flash mob” thing going on in the so-called “City of Brotherly Love”. (Yeh, which “Brothers” are we talking about here?) It’s either go to a Phils game or stay at home! That’s not the case in ATL. At least not yet anyway.

Remarkable

August 15th, 2011
5:40 pm

Hanson, get over the All-Star snub or make it what drives you. Prove to everyone just how wrong they were.

southgabrave

August 15th, 2011
5:44 pm

You have got to feel bad for Beachy. That is about the 4th or 5th game he has left leading in the 6Th or 7th, and got a no decision. Check his first 6 starts this year and then his last couple. He should have a 8-2 or 9-2 record. You knew as soon as Linebrink came in the game it was over for Beachy. The kid has the third best ERA of anyone that has started, behind Jurrjens and Hudson. He has a better ERA than Hanson, Lowe, Teheran, Minor and Delgado.

Why can’t Fredi let Beachy try to get through a rough point in the game? At some point he deserves the chance to battle thru it. He had just struck out 5 of the previous 7. Yea he was at 100 pitches but still throwing at 94. Give him the chance to grow up. Maybe Fredi was trying to make sure Beachy didnt get a loss after such a well pitched game. He made sure he didnt get a win! Better pitcher selection would be great.

I sure hope the Braves have a back up plan for Chipper. It looks like he is going to be only a twice a week player. He can still play but man the injuries of all type. What a line-up with him in it. Bourn, Prado, Freeman, Uggla, McCann, Chipper, Gonzo, Constanza and pitch. BTW check the rbi’s on Freeman! Yea you could swap McCann and Freeman, either could work. I personally like Constanza then Bourn with Prado 6th until he gets going like himself.

The Bravos have got to learn to beat the teams they are supposed to beat before they can win a division.

Bob

August 15th, 2011
5:57 pm

I’ve quit the kool aid. This team will not win the WC, when we can’t beat the Nats/Cubs and other bottom feeders. Just another pretender to get our hopes up. Please Authur Blank…buy this team.

Ron Roberts

August 15th, 2011
5:58 pm

PhilZoda… I’ll swap summer Sunday afternoon temps in Atlanta with those in Philadelphia any day. It’s a BEATING to sit in a “sun-splashed” Turner Field for 3 or more hours to watch a ballgame. Phillies fans are doing their part in showing up, but that metro’s also MUCH larger than Atlanta’s, isn’t loaded with transplants from other parts of the nation like Atlanta is (which means baseball fans here might not all be Braves’ fans) Turner Field is also a mammoth stadium by today’s standards – over 54,000 can be accommodated, which is almost 8,000 more than Citizens Bank Park.

If I had my way, Turner Field would be “downsized” to about 40,000 anyhow, and the right field corner would be re-positioned. It’s angle isn’t baseball-friendly – a holdover from it’s Olympic configuration. I’d lop off the upper deck there and maybe shave a few rows off the upper deck all the way around (like they did at US Cellular Field). Made for a more intimate ballpark (and better-looking, too). The Braves, in that market, only need a 40,000 seat stadium, and on the better homestands, a little less supply would make for more demand.

Bob

August 15th, 2011
6:02 pm

Hey Ron…you’ve made a great point and I agree. But, it’s all about the money my friend.

FSUBraves

August 15th, 2011
6:11 pm

they have to learn to take care of teams like the horrible chicago scrubs..we looked like bush leaguers the last 2 games

Rob

August 15th, 2011
7:04 pm

@Glenn — you almost hit it on the head brother! But there’s no sneaking up on the Phillies — the Braves are ready to roar up on the them. Yeah it was a tough series against the Cubs, but you’re absolutely right about this lineup being the class of the playoffs. Looking at the potential first round playoff opponents I’m not scared at all about the Giants or the Diamondbacks or the Brewers or the Cardinals. I don’t think we even have to think about the Phillies because, as the wild card team, they’ll likely be traveling to face the Brewers or a team like the Giants. And they absolutely can not beat the Giants.

Or us, for that matter. Even if we happen to meet in the NLCS, we’ll have home field and there is no way they can beat us at that point. Our pitching is too deep for their lineup and our lineup can hit their pitching all over the place.

Go Braves!

David O'Brien

August 15th, 2011
8:11 pm

No courage or charm never attracts the finer women, but at least a good motorcycle and a full face helmet will get him a glance or two!

Keep the helmet on Dave! Larry

I’ve never worn a full-face helmet. Doesn’t your head get hot wearing a full-face helmet while riding your moped, Larry?

Oh, and speaking of courage, let us know when you decide to do as I suggested and call the manager “Fruity” to his face. We’ll be there to watch.

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