Braves quotes after Wednesday loss to Cubs

***FREDI GONZALEZ

On Lowe

“He was outstanding. Gives up the home run to Soriano, and we kind of make him work a little extra there. I think he threw 40 pitches in that [second] inning. But for him to go seven innings and keep us in the ballgame, that was big. That was really, really big.”

“I think it was two earned runs? And the biggest thing, we make him throw 40 pitches that one inning to get out of that jam. He gets the loss, but I think he deserves better. You look at the line score and it might be one of his best starts. Seven innings, three runs, two earned. He was really good. Hopefully this will carry on through the next start.”

On Randy Wells

“He was good. He was throwing off-speed. His breaking pitches and his changeups, he was throwing in hitter’s counts, mixing it pretty good, and we couldn’t figure him out.”

So Lowe’s going in right direction, in your view?

“Yeah, he’s been solid. I think three of his last four starts he’s given us the opportunity to win.”

***DEREK LOWE

You had the one rough inning

“Yeah. Just the changeup is what he hit….

“I don’t even consider that a rough inning for me. [Laughs]. Damage control.

“But no, all kidding aside, it was just one of those games where you felt that whatever situation presented itself, you could get out of. And that’s always a good feeling.”

“Games like this are going to happen. The guy [Wells] pitched a good game, and we can’t really complain about one loss the way we’ve been playing over the last six weeks. Just go to bed, wake up and come back and get another victory.”

On first time lasted 7 innings since May 17

“That’s obviously an embarrassing stat. But I’d rather be doing it now than back then. We’re winding down now, six or seven starts left, and you want to finish up strong, where we put ourselves in a good spot. We’re still trying to catch Philly, but again, I don’t think this loss is going to stay with us very long with the way we’ve been playing.”

***CHIPPER JONES

On the loss

“All the credit goes to Wells. He had an outstanding changeup tonight. He made one mistake with it [on Jones’ homer]. I thought he pitched as good… Well, I can’t really say that because he had us no-hit until the seventh at our place [in 2009]. So I have seen him pitch that well. He did it to us again.”

“The two-run homer by Soriano, combined with the shoddy inning of defense, did us in tonight. I thought we kind of beared down there in the last two innings and made a go of it. But you’re not going to muster too much against the back end of that bullpen. It’s pretty good.”

On Lowe

“He did what we needed him to do. Kept us in the game, gave us some innings. That’s very important. Regardless of whether he won or lost tonight, we needed him to give us innings. He did that tonight.

He really only made one bad pitch. Unfortunately it cost him two runs. But that’s the luxury of how well we’ve played up to this point – we lose a game like tonight, and it doesn’t really bother us. Because we are where we are. Now just file this one away and come back out tomorrow.”

166 comments Add your comment

Braves803

August 24th, 2011
11:35 pm

3 hits is all this team could get tonight. Not to mention we had some pretty sub par defense as well. I’m not upset though. You win some. You lose some.

Feeach

August 24th, 2011
11:36 pm

DontStopTheChop

August 24th, 2011
11:43 pm

I like the mindset of these guys after this game. Move on

JAFO

August 24th, 2011
11:44 pm

Lowe pitched a very solid game. A missed opportunity to close on PHL.Can’t go down looking in the 9th. Perfect pitch to steer the other way and ’stay inside.’ Has Joseph corrected me yet?

Mister Frisky

August 24th, 2011
11:45 pm

Tip your cap,Time to start a new streak.

ChrisfromSacramento,Ca

August 24th, 2011
11:46 pm

Heyward sucks! Time to bench him forever

Go_Bravos

August 24th, 2011
11:47 pm

I hope this game was just an aberration for this team and they dont start to fade like last year, coughing up a 7 game lead to the Phils. Go FF

Scrappy

August 24th, 2011
11:49 pm

Tying run on base with 2 out in the 9th, and you take a called 3rd strike. That’s just dumb. Those kids from Warner Robins know how to protect the plate with 2 stikes!

Rowsdower

August 24th, 2011
11:58 pm

I just can’t see how you get fooled by the only pitch Marmol is able to throw for strikes. All he has is that cement mixer slider. Every fastball he threw that inning was out of the zone.

I don’t know what is more appauling. Whiffing on the hanging slider right down the middle or taking the hanging slider right down the middle…

Braves803

August 24th, 2011
11:58 pm

We’re just going to ignore the horrendous defense and the offense that only had THREE hits the entire game? Okay. Just making sure.

Braves803

August 25th, 2011
12:00 am

And I’m not beating up on the team, just tired of seeing “fans” flip flop between supporting and hating.

Matt

August 25th, 2011
12:02 am

Tough loss for some reason we cant hit randy wells but folks I am very encouraged solely because of Derek Lowe. He has been bad all year and for him to throw a second straight quality start is important because whether we like it or not we need him to pitch effectively. JJ has struggled, lord knows if or when Hanson coming back and Beachy young. Lowe is a proven playoff pitcher and today was his best start in awhile let hope he keeps it up. Also I am curious assuming we dont choke the WC lead who do yall think makes the bullpen roster. I mean Moylan, Martinez, and Vizcaino given the bravos something to think about just curious. LEt take series tomorrow peace.

Tim

August 25th, 2011
12:08 am

Rowsdower- I don’t know what’s more appalling. You acting like you are a Hall of Fame hitter or you having something negative to say about a new Braves player every night.

this guy

August 25th, 2011
12:19 am

win some, lose some. team is moving in the right direction clearly, yet you still can’t win all the games
this is possibly lowe’s best start of the year. if he can continue that, that’d be awesome news, especially knowing what he did last september
offense coming around too. with georgie back in there hopefully tomorrow, we can get some more guys on base when chipper and alex and uggla andd freeman and bmac hit their homers. lotsa solo shots lately
chipper has found his swing though folks. he looks awesome right now. here’s hoping he can stay healthy…

this guy

August 25th, 2011
12:21 am

i am worried about the shoddy defense though, as it has become a slight trend lately. it doomed us so much of last year and in the playoffs. let’s get it out of our systems now i guess rather than in october

cHARLIE

August 25th, 2011
12:21 am

come on Hayward is doinf sooo poorlry

Dirty Dawg

August 25th, 2011
12:23 am

I don’t know what to do…last night I took back all I’ve said about Heyward and tonight he stands there with the bat on his shoulder, with a 3-2 count, with the tying run on, on a ball way too close to take. Seems as if he has one good night and then decides that ‘he’s back’ – whatever that means.

NorCal Brave

August 25th, 2011
12:24 am

I guarantee you Randy Wells will go out and get pounded in his next start; guess some guys just get pumped facing the Braves, fat ERA and all. Was surprised this game wound up as close as it did; Lowe re-grouped after the ugly 2nd, and the Cubbies couldn’t cash in on lots of scoring chances.

Dirty Dawg

August 25th, 2011
12:26 am

Oh yeah, move Chipper back to third – in the lineup that is. McCann needs to get moved down to sixth for a while. Of course tomorrow they both may sit – day game after a night game – but then Uggla could use a day off too.

Rafael

August 25th, 2011
12:34 am

Fredi, if “Derek Lowe was outstanding” than I have some beachfront property in Minnesota to sell you. The ONE thing Derek “Kawakami” Lowe is “outstanding” for is the fact when you stick an apple in his mouth you could have a pig roast.

Once again, Heyward looked LOST at the plate. It would be easier to find the City of Atlantis or the Fountain of Youth than for Heyward to find his swing. Heyward is a “BUST” that keeps on getting mulligans and free passes because he is the poster child for young African American ballplayers. You MIGHT AS WELL bat Julio Lugo for Heyward, both results are OUTS!

Speaking of Fredi, bringing in Scott “Proctor” Linebrink in a tight ballgame is like trying to put out a fire with GASOLINE! Fredi seems to be in love with that bum Linebrink… WHY is Scott Linebrink still pitching in the majors???!!!!

I CAN’T wait until the playoffs start and Fredi starts Derek “Kawakami” Lowe in Game 1 (”Veteran respect”). All you fans with “Tomahawk colored glasses” on will wonder “what happened?” when we are quickly down 1 game.

I suppose Fredi will start Heyward in the playoffs too. Out, out, out… groudout, strikeout… looks LOST at the plate. DON’T tell me about Tuesday night and the 3 for 4 with a grandslam. The ONCE a month hits or homerun is NOT worth ALL the outs in between.

Our offense is SO great we can’t even beat mediocre Randy Wells.

Milton

August 25th, 2011
12:39 am

Milton thinks Rowsdower must have been a fine, fine ballplayer in his prime, because he just sounds like the voice of experience when he’s describing what these athletes should and should not do at the plate.

Looks awfully darn easy from the couch, don’t it guy?

DontStopTheChop

August 25th, 2011
12:41 am

Is this Rafael guy serious..?

wallypip

August 25th, 2011
12:42 am

I am the biggest Braves fan there is, but you’ve got to tip your hat to Wells tonight.He was nasty. I know he’s got crappy numbers for the year, but for several innings, he was a joy to behold. After the second inning, I was seriously worried he might no-hit the Braves. He was cutting us down with so little effort. His control was pinpoint and his change-up was unhittable, dropping right off the table. Lowe didn’t throw a bad game. I actually think the way Wells baffled the Braves when they were at the plate kind of carried over and flustered them in the field. Hence, silly errors and a loss. Meanwhile, Prado and McCann are scuffing. I know both of them will snap out of it, but it can’t happen soon enough.

Rick

August 25th, 2011
12:45 am

Rafael were you watching the game? 7 IP, 4 H, 3 R (2 ER), 4 BB is really not a bad line aside from the walks. His one bad inning was prolonged by shoddy defense.

DontStopTheChop

August 25th, 2011
12:46 am

and 2 of those walks were to Ramirez and he was clearly pitching around him in those at bats

peterose

August 25th, 2011
1:00 am

Hey Dopes: Lowe was your better pitcher down the stretch last year. It will happen again. It’s who he is. Before he got to Atlanta. Since he’s been there. And now.

Harpie

August 25th, 2011
1:04 am

Rafael – don’t blame Lowe for this one; the crappy defense was what lost the game. Don’t these guys practice their defense? They’ve been making way more errors lately than good teams should make.

Rowsdower

August 25th, 2011
1:08 am

@Tim – Actually, i’m one of the positive ones on here, but that was ridiculous. You can’t be fooled by the only pitch a guy can get over the plate. It’s almost as if he had no gameplan or simply wasn’t paying attention.

There were some good things that happened tonight that I outlined on another blog, but i’m calling out Chipper if he pulls this crap. It cannot happen.

I will tell you this though, i’m no HoF hitter, but i’m a better hitter than you :b

mac

August 25th, 2011
1:10 am

Hey guys just curious but i am huge mizzou fan and how is linebacker sean weatherspoon doing?

Rowsdower

August 25th, 2011
1:14 am

@Harpie – Do you even watch the games? This team has the 2nd best D in the game. They hadn’t made an error in a week until tonight. The error on Uggla was gonna be a tough play with that 12 year old running.

Chipper’s error was bad, but it happens. Didn’t cost the Braves a run though. The balk was far more damning because that 12 year old doesn’t score otherwise.

It was a tough game and Wells pitched his ass off against us again. We can’t hit him for some reason even though everyone else does.

I don’t mind losing a game. We still have a huge lead. I do mind Heyward standing there while strike 3 sailed by.

MJ

August 25th, 2011
1:42 am

@Rowsdower – Before you pick on Harpie, get your facts straight first.

The Braves D is ranked 9th in the game and 5th in the NL.

bravesfaninNashville

August 25th, 2011
1:48 am

The Braves “or any team for that matter” are going to have a game like this here and there. They have been playing at such a high level and making lot’s of great plays and getting big hits. This is just one of those days you forget about and get back after it tomorrow. I just would have loved to see J-Hey at least go down swinging in the 9th but again it’s one of those days. I’m glad that McCann and Prado and J-Hey are scuffling now. We don’t want to peak to early. I’d rather have them get hot right before the playoffs than to have a hot streak now and cool off later. This team is primed to be dangerous in the playoffs. I have a feeling they are going to the WS this year..

Rowsdower

August 25th, 2011
1:53 am

@MJ – Then take it up with those idiots that call the games for the Braves. I was just repeating what they said during tonight’s game. They said the Braves were tied for 2nd.

The point still stands. He clearly doesn’t watch the games if he thinks the D is terrible.

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gotigers72

August 25th, 2011
2:33 am

Maybe the Braves have temporarily hit a wall, both physically and mentally. They played 20 games in a row, had ONE day off and now are in the midst of playing 20 more in a row. After tomorrow’s game, they will have played 4 more games than the Phillies.

Don’t know if they will catch the Phillies or not, but the last month of the season is a little more favorable for the Braves. More off days and the rosters expand. They really need to start beating the teams below them in the division. They are 9-3 against the Fish and 6-6 with everybody else. They currently have losing records against the only two teams that they will play that are out of their division, St. Louis [1-2] and the Dodgers [1-3].

The difference between the Braves and Phils this year is that the Phils clean up on the teams with losing recorda and the Braves don’t. Nats [6-6], Mets [6-6], Cubs [3-3], Dodgers [1-3], Padres [4-5], Reds [3-3]. Below .500 against the dregs of the NL. Yet they are 6-1 against the Giants, 6-6 with the Phils, 5-3 with the Brewers, 3-2 with Arizona. The other teams that they have really wiped the floor with are the Fish [9-3], Lastros [?], Mariners [3-0] and Toronto [3-0]

Why can’t they beat the snot out of those lousy teams? If they could they would be leading the NL East.

clay

August 25th, 2011
3:03 am

At least they will have more time off down the stretch which is a great thing before the playoff’s start. 1 freaking loss big deal. Damn what are we going to do? Were only 8.5 up in the wildcard. Would have been nice to be only 5.5 back with 6 still to play against Philly. Oh well still a lot of bball left.

Pegg

August 25th, 2011
3:14 am

Heyward is still a baller. He’ll snap out of it… and all you haters can enjoy a huge plate of crow.

N8

August 25th, 2011
3:56 am

Besides, considering that Heyward has been hitting alright, I wonder if anybody has noticed that Mac has gone .156/.270/.375/.645 in 9 games since coming back from the oblique injury. Still lingering pain bothering him or just a minor blip on the radar?

For whatever it’s worth, Ross went .264/.333/.323/.656 in his last 9 starts before Mac came back.

Clearly, offensively Mac is the better player and a lineup changer. But also it’s pretty clear he’s not 100 percent recovered from the injury or simply just not comfortable at the plate again. I hope it’s nothing that hangs around the rest of the year.

brave braverson

August 25th, 2011
3:58 am

good game for lowe. the inning shoulda been over a few times that weren’t his fault. its a good sign if our worst pitcher is pitching good. and jj looks like he’s finding his grove a little more. we get out of jams like no other. i gotta feeling the division is gonna come down to the wire.

Stinger2

August 25th, 2011
4:17 am

A post game comment like Chipper Jones made gives me concers. We lose a game like tonight and it doesn`t bother us……
I realize a team cannot win every game. However, the mindset of every player should be that they can win every time they go out if they play well. An attitude such as this by the supposedly ” club house leader” can spread and give the whole team a lousy approach to the next game.

N8

August 25th, 2011
4:20 am

Pegg, I don’t disagree with you. I also believe he will snap out of it. I just don’t think it will be this year. Why is somebody a “hater” when there is currently a player on the 25 man roster that brings life to the lineup that some of us would rather see in the lineup?

Anybody that can honestly look themselves in the mirror and say that they believe that RIGHT NOW Heyward is better for our lineup than Constanza is folling themselves into living in the past (as in early last year) with Heyward.

Hating would be saying that Heyward is not only worthless right now, but will continue to be worthless moving forward for the rest of his career and will never amount to anything. I agree that THOSE people are crazy as well.

But make no mistake about it. Better players than Heyward have had worse “slumps” early in their career and bounced back from it to have wonderful careers.

No real need to kick the kid while he’s down. But no real evidence that he’s anywhere close to snapping out of it for good either.

In Heyward’s recent “hot stretch” (6 games – 5 starts), he’s gone:

.277/.315/.500/.815 with 1 HR & 4 RBI (grand slam), and 1 run scored

If you take out the slam, he’s gone:

.235/.277/.294/.577 with 0 HR & 0 RBI, 0 runs scored

In his past 21 games (15 starts), he’s gone:

.218/.306/.363/.669 with 2 HR & 6 RBI, 5 runs scored

again, if you take out the slam, he’s gone:

.214/.295/.296/.591 with 1 HR & 2 RBI, 4 runs scored in 62 PA

One grand slam doesn’t mean he’s coming around. Alex Gonzalez occasionally makes good enough contact to hit a HR too.

Meanwhile, even as Constanza has slowed down a tad (like everybody knew he would, he’s STILL managed to go:

.313/.389/.406/.795 with 9 runs scored in 11 games (10 starts) with 4 SB (oh… he has 1 HR & 4 RBI during that time as well).

If Heyward were to heat up and remotely resemble the guy from early last year? Absolutely, without a doubt, no two ways about it, he’d be the better guy for the lineup, leaving Constanza to do what he’s likely best suited for. Which be the 4th OF, PH off the bench, spot starter, and more importantly, an excellen PR off the bench that can come in and steal a base and help manufacture a run when 1 run can tie or win a game late.

But that just shows how “off” Heyward is right now. If a career minor leaguer and eventual 4th OF on a big league roster is the better option? That says more about Heyward’s current ability to help the club than what Constanza brings to the table.

N8

August 25th, 2011
4:28 am

That all being said. If Constanza’s ankle doesn’t allow him to run like we’re used to seeing him run?

I’ll take my chances with Heyward. Constanza’s game IS his speed. Without it, his impact at the plate, on the bases and certainly in the OF is drastically diminished. So Fredi needs to be smart about who he starts.

My guess is that if Constanza is back in the lineup, it means he’s healthy enough to do what Fredi likes about him. If Heyward remains in the lineup, it will speak more to the magnitude of Constanza’s injury, rather than a new found faith in Heyward’s ability to rake at the plate.

Again. Nothing more than some common sense leads you to the reality of the situation.

I’m going to assume Constanza can’t run at full speed just yet, otherwise you probably would have seen him take off with Heyward at the plate. Especially since Marmol throws so many sliders. Clearly at this point, in the event of a double by Heyward, Constanza would have provided more speed than Chipper. Thus the reason he ran for him. But saying a hobbled Constanza is still faster than Chipper isn’t really saying much.

I suspect Heyward will be in the lineup again tomorrow afternoon.

Larry

August 25th, 2011
4:47 am

This offense has not been the same since McCann’s return to the lineup.

This isn’t McCann’s fault; this is the fault of the manager that interrupted a great 1-4 (Bourne, Constanza or Prado, Freeman and Uggla) by mindlessly putting McCann at #3 right off the disabled list and moving everyone around.

Now he has speed (Bourne), followed by inconsistency (Prado) followed by a cold bat who just happens to be the slowest runner on the team leading to the once again excessive dependence on the HR ball–the cost of many, many losses in past postseasons in low scoring, one runs games.

FG is still leading how to manage a great team but the great pitching recently has masked this…

Stick

August 25th, 2011
5:49 am

Lowe pitched a pretty dm good game………………….No support………..Keep fighting……………..This was just a blip on the screen……………Like Von Trapp says,” Tell the Phillies……..VE are coming..Ve are coming”

NickGranite

August 25th, 2011
5:57 am

Losing one game 3-2 after taking 15 of 19 and 6 in a row does not constitute hitting the wall….

tommyhawkcubbiesfan

August 25th, 2011
6:30 am

randy wells change up was devastating last night i don’t think anyone could have hit him–just maybe we can get a split out of this series–go cubbies.

JAFO

August 25th, 2011
6:31 am

@rows- heyward had an e tues night on ramirez’ single in the 9th that allowed him to advance to2b. That was the first in a week i believe. Great match-up today. Throw last night away and take 3/4. Tell beach there is no 6th.

henry from TN

August 25th, 2011
6:41 am

when i heard yesterday that the phillies had lost i told my wife that the cubs would win, because the braves absolutely can’t win when the phillies loose…i sure hope these errors soon stop….

Braves Fan In NJ

August 25th, 2011
6:48 am

Tough loss but no team goes 162-0…. At least they still had a chance to win!!

dagadawgs

August 25th, 2011
7:19 am

I don’t know why I bother coming to this blog. Win 15 of 19 and you lose a close one due to some poor defense and we might as well turn out the lights at Turner and disband the team. Everyone knows what this team is. Philly has twice the payroll we do and we are scrapping day in and day out. Heyward definitely seems lost and is going through the sophmore slump. He will come around or will be playing in KC with JF in a few years. That being said, either cheer for the Braves or go root for someone else. Retards

Let's Go

August 25th, 2011
7:22 am

Lowe gave them a chance to win and was able to finally pitch 7 innings which should be considered a victory of some sorts. 5 errors in the last 2 games is of concern but if you watched the games the one on Uggla last night was do or die with Campana running and even if he did field it cleanly he still may not have got him and the one on Jason Tuesday on the pop fly to no mans land was a little chesey since the ball bounced straight up in the air and he’s running at full speed. Chipper’s last night and that throwing error by Alex on Tuesday were first class lackadaisical bone headed plays.

Once again the Phillies lose early in the day and the Braves can’t take advantage after the fact. How many times has this happen this year.

ATLfan15

August 25th, 2011
7:33 am

@dagadawgs: the posts you’ve read so far are just the beginning….come back later in the morning when the REAL negativity starts. ;-)

here’s a preview:
Fire FG!

Bench/trade Heyward!

Fire FW!

Release Chipper!

dean

August 25th, 2011
7:48 am

You got that right ATLfan15. 161-1 and some would bring out the hatchets.

Lobosolo

August 25th, 2011
7:59 am

And Larry and the rest of the cryboys pursue their lives’ only ability… to cry and whine every time the Braves don’t accomplish what they would never be able to do in a million years….Hey, turn off the TV and get out your binkies, poh-poohs… Larry’s got a truck load of ‘em…

Hit A Single

August 25th, 2011
8:03 am

Good job Derek Lowe. I hope people see that you are a veteran and you know how to compete when the going gets tough. That is why you are solid down the stretch and in the playoffs. I feel comfortable with you on the hill this time of the year.

dj

August 25th, 2011
8:22 am

Heyward is bad. If he would have paid any attention at all to the way their closer pitched Freeman and Chipper anybody could see he was not going to throw a strike on the inside part of the plate. Yet he is still up there looking for the inside pitch instead of looking middle of the plate away and smoking that little back door slider the other way.

longtimefan

August 25th, 2011
8:26 am

I was going to post after reading the nonsense above but 7:19 and 7:33 posts said it first.

Lowe is a Has Been

August 25th, 2011
8:28 am

D. Lowe is a has been. I can only look forward to the end of the season and maybe we will just release him outright and get rid of his dead weight – he has become the 2011 version of KawaSUCKI…..I just wish they would go ahead and trade Heyward – He is the reincarnation of Jeff Francouer….He’s not a has been – He is a NEVER WAS AND IS A NEVER WILL BE – The guy SUCKS plain and simple!

ijudgenot

August 25th, 2011
8:28 am

Hope the wind is blowing in today at Wrigley. A flyball pitcher like Beachy does not do well there if it is blowing out. Fredi must have been looking ahead for the possibility of the wind blowing out since he pitched Linebrink in the 8th in a close game. He figured he might be using Martinez and Visciano early today.

Brave New World

August 25th, 2011
8:29 am

Good people of Lilliput, relax. It’s called a loss, nothing more, nothing less. They happen sometimes, even to the team with one of the best records in baseball.

up north

August 25th, 2011
8:29 am

I am sorry; but, a pitcher is not “outstanding”, when he loses the game.

reckingball

August 25th, 2011
8:32 am

Atlfan@7:33AM…..Are you doing an impersonation of phil?

Chipper please Blow Out Your Knees

August 25th, 2011
8:36 am

Chipper, please blow out your knees and hobble off in to the Sunset……your time has come and gone and you should go with it…..we’ll be glad to say goodbye but in a couple of games we won’t even think about you any more….You are PAST HISTORY!!!!!!

Trojan

August 25th, 2011
8:36 am

DOB: What is the latest word on Hanson? How much more rest before they throw again? What is the speculation? Thanks.

bvillebaron

August 25th, 2011
8:36 am

Lowe is a Has Been:

Thanks so much for posting your idiotic commentary. Hope you feel better.

reckingball

August 25th, 2011
8:37 am

That was stupid

mountain_jim

August 25th, 2011
8:38 am

Heyward leaving his bat on his shoulder to end the game really ticked me off. Where was the previous night Heyward, going to left? Why was he afraid to swing?

I agree that McCann should be 6th and Chipper batting 3. Why can’t Gonzo see something that obvious? McCann is lost right now.

reckingball

August 25th, 2011
8:40 am

7 innings, 2earned runs, 6Ks, giving his team a chance to win.
That’s a pretty good pitching job.

David O'Brien

August 25th, 2011
8:44 am

Trojan, there was nothing new on Hanson Wednesday, just another day of rest. Should get an update today.

Brave New World

August 25th, 2011
8:49 am

reckingball August 25th, 2011 8:40 am
7 innings, 2earned runs, 6Ks, giving his team a chance to win.
That’s a pretty good pitching job.

reckingball: I agree. Lowe pitched a good game. We just didn’t score enough runs. It happens.

Donovan

August 25th, 2011
8:52 am

How confident are any of you knowing that Lowe will be around for his next start? It is a sick feeling, isn’t it? Forget about FG’s praise and forget about Lowe’s past post-season success. This guy is done. Put a fork through his heart.

Felix Millan (or Pat Rockett)

August 25th, 2011
8:59 am

Donovan – weren’t you saying the same thing about this time last year? If not you, plenty were.

phil

August 25th, 2011
9:02 am

henry from TN

August 25th, 2011
6:41 am
when i heard yesterday that the phillies had lost i told my wife that the cubs would win, because the braves absolutely can’t win when the phillies loose…i sure hope these errors soon stop….
*****************
You mean, aside form the 2 times this week that we did win when they lost. Right, doof?

ATLfan15

August 25th, 2011
9:04 am

@reckingball: LOL…not an impersonation at all, just a prediction of behavior based on various verbal assaults i’ve read after a loss. :-)

Lowe settled down after the 2nd inning (surprised me really) but you can’t blame him for the offense bailing last night.

Mike#1

August 25th, 2011
9:05 am

Not sure about the whole fork thing….anyways…

Lowe pitched a good game. Soriano went down and golfed the one he hit out. It wasn’t even in the zone. Then the wind carried it out. The other run, I think you have to accredit to Uggla and Chipper’s errors.

Some nights, the offense doesn’t show up. Lowe always has rough summers and this one was no different. A couple of starts looked much worse than they really were. The one that stands out in everyone’s minds is the one in Washington because of the Ankiel grand slam. Then probably the following one in Florida…

He’ll be fine. Lights out in September (and October), for sure.

phil

August 25th, 2011
9:06 am

Lobosolo

August 25th, 2011
7:59 am
And Larry and the rest of the cryboys pursue their lives’ only ability… to cry and whine every time the Braves don’t accomplish what they would never be able to do in a million years….Hey, turn off the TV and get out your binkies, poh-poohs… Larry’s got a truck load of ‘em…
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Meanwhile, along comes mulletthead with nothing more to contribute than calling out some whiners….

Do you ever post a thing other than this drivel, ya big doof?

Chris Snow

August 25th, 2011
9:07 am

Tough break for Lowe. He would have had to pitch almost perfect to get the win. And the defense surely didn’t help him. Not really sure what to say about the offense except hopefully they get back on track, preferably today!

phil

August 25th, 2011
9:08 am

reckingball

August 25th, 2011
8:32 am
Atlfan@7:33AM…..Are you doing an impersonation of phil?
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I did have to laugh at this, after looking back at the post you referenced. Looks like this clown did quote me a couple of times there! Of course I’m always kidding when I say that stuff but still….

Fire FG!

Chris Snow

August 25th, 2011
9:10 am

Our magic numbers seems to be 6 this year. I know we’ve won 6 in a row a few different times this year, but just can’t get to lucky # 7. Win today and you win the series, I call that a “win”.

phil

August 25th, 2011
9:10 am

Chipper please Blow Out Your Knees

August 25th, 2011
8:36 am
Chipper, please blow out your knees and hobble off in to the Sunset……your time has come and gone and you should go with it…..we’ll be glad to say goodbye but in a couple of games we won’t even think about you any more….You are PAST HISTORY!!!!!!
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Where did this idiot come from? Must be dropping by from another of these blogs…..

phil

August 25th, 2011
9:12 am

I would agree that Lowe was decent last night. The offense is starting to look anything but consistent again, and that worries me, but maybe we’ll get it going again soon.

Mike#1

August 25th, 2011
9:14 am

Chipper Jones: .281 /.352 /.472 in 97 games played this year. How does that resemble the line of anyone who’s time ‘has come and gone’?

Dumb.

Mike#1

August 25th, 2011
9:15 am

People like that shouldn’t even watch baseball.

Broncsx3

August 25th, 2011
9:15 am

One loss no big deal, but one hit through 7?

Thought those days were behind us! Maybe I’m being silly, but even if he went 0 for 4 I doubt that happens if Georgie is playing.

Vesaversa

August 25th, 2011
9:15 am

Derek Lowe pitching really really suck and if Freddi Gonzolas put him on the Braves post season rotation as a starter he should be fired. Uggla hack to much he’s trying to hit a home run every time he come up to the plate . And Uggla defense is just horrible there is no d@m excuse for any position player to make that many mistakes in one game .

Mike#1

August 25th, 2011
9:18 am

Yeah….kick everyone off the team!!!!!! Yeeehaw! lol

phil

August 25th, 2011
9:20 am

That Chipper basher has manure for his brains as I like to say…

Release Uggla, release Lowe, dump McCann, release Wayward….we don’t need these bums.

Chris Snow

August 25th, 2011
9:22 am

Vesaversa, Lowe had “2″ earned runs last night in 7 innings and you’re calling him out?? I know he’s had some bad outings this year but this loss isn’t on him.

Disco Dick

August 25th, 2011
9:22 am

Lowe: “Games like this are going to happen. The guy [Wells] pitched a good game, and we can’t really complain about one loss the way we’ve been playing over the last six weeks. Just go to bed, wake up and come back and get another victory.”

Yeah, but you are always the one that has that loss we need to forget about Derek….

Mike#1

August 25th, 2011
9:22 am

I thought we’re paying Uggla to hit HRs and drive in runs? Didn’t know we paid a career .250 guy with questionable defense to be Wade Boggs.

Chris Snow

August 25th, 2011
9:23 am

We are still 7-3 in the past 10 games right? That is pretty freaking good IMO.

Disco Dick

August 25th, 2011
9:25 am

How does Lowe get the loss when he didn’t give up the 3rd run ? The pitcher that gave up the 3rd run should get the loss.

Disco Dick

August 25th, 2011
9:26 am

Yeah, and the Phillies are 8-2.

panamajack

August 25th, 2011
9:27 am

B/Mac must have the worse throwing arm in baseball, I can’t beleive they don’t steal off him every time they get on base especially when JJ or Hanson are pitching, they should use Ross when they pitch.

Lobster Claws

August 25th, 2011
9:29 am

I agree Dick. How does a pitcher get the loss when he didn’t give up the winning run ? Baseball is stupid in the way they figure wins/losses for pitchers. A pitcher can pitch 5 innings be replaced in the 6th and be losing 4-0 but if the final score is 12-11 he still gets the loss. Stupid.

Chris Snow

August 25th, 2011
9:30 am

Well the defense actually gave up the 3rd run, maybe they should get the loss? The baulk didn’t help. We’ll get them today.

VaBravesfan

August 25th, 2011
9:30 am

Look at it positively: Don’t say the Braves lost the game, say they were the runner-ups.

Disco Dick

August 25th, 2011
9:31 am

True. It seems like the pitcher that gave up the 12th run would get the loss.

Chris Snow

August 25th, 2011
9:31 am

panamajack

August 25th, 2011
9:27 am

B/Mac must have the worse throwing arm in baseball, I can’t beleive they don’t steal off him every time they get on base especially when JJ or Hanson are pitching, they should use Ross when they pitch.

Seriously? I can think of many instances where Mac get’s the runner out.

bravos fan

August 25th, 2011
9:31 am

geez. heyward hits a grand slam one night and he’s “back on track” and the hero of the night… goes 0-4 and strikes out to end the game and he should be benched again. freddie struck out earlier in the inning. people strike out. it happens. we just won 6 out of 7 games. move on to the next one and let’s win the series today.

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