Braves quotes after Friday loss to Mets

***DAN UGGLA

On Capuano, you seen him that good before?

“Oh, yeah. If you look at my numbers against him, he’s that good all the time. No, but that’s the first time I’ve seen him like that since he’s come back. His fastball was better and he was moving it in and out along with his changeup. He made his pitches, and when a guy like that that’s got a plus pitch – his changeup is a plus-plus pitch – and he made ‘em. There’s very little you can do.”

“He’s battled and battled over the last couple of years and worked his butt off to get back to this point. I heard that he’s had some rough outings over the last four or five starts, but sometimes you’ve got to go through that to find it again. Everybody always says, it’s gets worse before it gets better.”

“But he did, he looked great. Looked like the Capuano I saw when I first came into the league.”

“He was around 88-90 [mph] all night tonight, and his two-seamer had a lot of life to it. He threw me a couple late in the count that just froze me. And they caught no white. They were right on the black [edge of the plate].”

On hectic day

“You can look at it and just say it wasn’t our day. That’s what I said as soon as I walked into the clubhouse, just chalk this one up as a wash. We’re coming to the field, going back to the hotel, packing .. everything was just kind of weird today. But that’s no excuse. He came out and pitched a great game.

“There’s been days when teams play 17, 18 innings sometimes and get into a city at 6 a.m., then come out raking. You tip you hat to [Capuano]. We’re just going to bear down if we have to face him again next time.”

***TIM HUDSON

“They put together some good at-bats and got me in some jams. It was one of those games when the outcome – if I keep it at two runs and it’s a 2-nothing game, the score doesn’t really indicate how one-sided it was. They pitched better than we did and had a lot better at-bats.”

“It was a battle for me. I wasn’t very sharp. The line pretty much tells the story. But you’ve got to tip you hat to Capuano. He was really crafty and kept us off balance all night. He was making good pitches. After we gave up two runs in that one inning, it seemed like a pretty uphill battle, but we would have had a chance. But we let it get away from us there at the end.”

On giving up 11 hits and three walks, but only two run before he left the game (the two he left on base both scored on a hit off Linebrink)

“I was able to make some pitches to get out of some jams. I feel like I’m always one pitch from getting out of jams. You bob and weave enough out there, you can get out of the inning. But it definitely wasn’t my best effort.”

On the day

“It was a strange day, but it is what it is. You’ve got to go out there and play and come to the park ready to win. Tonight, not making excuses, but it got off to a weird start and you’ve got to give credit to those guys [Mets].”

***FREDI GONZALEZ

On Chris Capuano

“You’ve got a team that has been swinging the bats well coming in here, and he made us look like we had never seen a pitch before.”

“The way he pitched today, he could have got anybody out. He commanded his fastball and threw his offspeed in hitters’ counts. He was darn good.”

***JONNY VENTERS

“I left that one pitch out over the plate and he hit it hard. Just left it up, back over the plate.”

On unusual day

“It was definitely a weird day, but that’s not an excuse. They threw the ball well tonight and they swung the bats well. It’s a tough loss.”

124 comments Add your comment

BrianSC

August 26th, 2011
11:24 pm

Well, well, well. Lookie here. I have an opportunity to join in on the party. I said I’d never do it and I thought I’d never have the chance to.

FIRST!!!

Woo Hoo!!!

Another Clueless Braves Blogger

August 26th, 2011
11:24 pm

Larry

August 26th, 2011
11:25 pm

The players bodies were in New York; however, the player’s minds, before the very first pitch, were already aboard the flight home. And, as usual, the team’s manager can never remember any facts, statistics or details about the game HE is supposedly managing and replies on reporters to help in in the post game presser…

I wonder, what is Fredi doing or thinking about during a game?

Oh well…next!

Mister Frisky

August 26th, 2011
11:27 pm

Would of thought that watching the scoreboard and seeing Philly down 6 to 1 would have put a little led in the Braves pencils tonight,not the case.13 strikeouts and 2 hits against a journeyman lefty was pathetic.Should have just gone from Chicago to the ATL and literally mailed this one in.

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Rob from SC

August 26th, 2011
11:28 pm

Gave that one away….

JAFO

August 26th, 2011
11:29 pm

Here comes the cap tipping.

tom

August 26th, 2011
11:30 pm

linebrink is the new proctor

tom

August 26th, 2011
11:30 pm

there should be no cap tipping to such a POS pitcher

such a pathetic record vs the nats and mets

Hoops Dawg

August 26th, 2011
11:31 pm

Hey, we sucked tonite. It happens. Let’s get on the plane, go home and forget about this blip in an otherwise nice road trip.

tom

August 26th, 2011
11:32 pm

worst of all, here come Lannan & livan…look for them to throw some gems as well

BrianSC

August 26th, 2011
11:32 pm

The Braves looked pretty lethargic (sp?). It looked like they were ready to get the heck out of dodge and get home so they could enjoy a three-day break.

I hope they enjoy the break. They’ll need it with 17 games in 16 days coming up.

Gotta “tip your cap” to Capuano. He pitched really well. Nice game by him.

The only good thing is the Phils lost too.

Re-group, get healthy, rest, relax. Go BRAVES!!!

Fredi Gee

August 26th, 2011
11:33 pm

Sometimes you just have to tip your hat.

BrianSC

August 26th, 2011
11:34 pm

Golden opportunity to pick up a game onth Phils…MISSED!!!

davidsonrva

August 26th, 2011
11:34 pm

embarrassing game. bringing linebrink into a leverage situation: lol.

davidsonrva

August 26th, 2011
11:36 pm

your cap tip has SARS

Chop Chop

August 26th, 2011
11:36 pm

Three guys made excuses and then said there was no excuse. Gotta love that.

tom

August 26th, 2011
11:36 pm

linebrink in high leverage situations= alex gonzalez in RISP w/ 2 outs

tom

August 26th, 2011
11:37 pm

great, now the giants will gain a game

b

August 26th, 2011
11:42 pm

tip your cap tip your cap
what a bunch of cap tippers
makes me sick

Larry

August 26th, 2011
11:45 pm

Postgame quote from Mets Pitcher, Chris Capuano:

Q. “What made you especially effective tonight?”

A. “I was pitching to a group of cadavers.”

joliet jim

August 26th, 2011
11:54 pm

New york breathes sigh of relief as chipper leaves town without causing destruction.

Ron in Vegas

August 26th, 2011
11:56 pm

Pathetic showing tonight. If they were playing at home with that effort, the fans would have demanded their money back. Even the Mets fans should have asked for a refund as that looked like a AAA quality game as best.

bob

August 27th, 2011
12:00 am

why is venters being used in this situation?

JAFO

August 27th, 2011
12:07 am

Larry and Frisky nailed this. How many of these journeyman clowns have done this to the braves this year? One of the top 5 inept performances of the season. EVERY game matters. Shutout by the blehts. Hudson should relieve linebrink of his duties.

Largo

August 27th, 2011
12:22 am

OK. It’s beginning with Venters, just like last year. His location is fading some. He has been great all year but he will start giving up some hits and bases on balls. He had no business being in there tonight either.

billmaier

August 27th, 2011
12:25 am

dan- there is very little you can do against him–??? how about you and everyone else taking the pitches that were in the dirt or almost in the dirt and way way out of the strike zone for a start- very little you could do????????????????????????????????????// he would have walked at least 1o batters or you would have made him pitch in the stike zone but as long as you and everyone else were swinging out pitches no where near the stikezone there was very little he could do but keep throwing them no where near the zone as long as you all were swinging

billmaier

August 27th, 2011
12:36 am

larry the quote from capuano- was actually i was effective because i only had to throw 3 or 4 pitches that were strikes all night– when you have major league hitters swinging at pitches no where near the strike zone you keep doing it until they adjust– i never had to come near the plate all night

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Who Me?

August 27th, 2011
1:24 am

lame ass excuse for a punk ass night. Lets hope somebody can carry a chip on their shoulders through the weekend and take it out on the Nats next week, you sure didn’t have it tonight. Shoulda picked up a game in the standings tonight too….

Retired 6 years too late

August 27th, 2011
2:01 am

Why is LINEBRINK on this team? Remember the GWH he gave up in Cincy? Bobby Lite has to have a Proctor on this team. WTF

gotigers72

August 27th, 2011
2:37 am

Losing to Randy “Rag Arm” Wells and Capuano in 2 of their last 3 games does not portend well for Braves hitters. Gives a blueprint to pitchers for the remainder of the regular season and the playoffs.Two junkballers that kept throwing offspeed stuff up there and making the Braves hitters look bad. They are an above average fastball hitting team, but the offspeed junk really gives them trouble.

My suggestion would be to hire Javy Lopez as hitting coach for the games in which they will be facing a junkballer. Javy was the best of the best at hittin’ that stuff. Maybe he could come in on game day and give tips on how to handle the fluff.

tom

August 27th, 2011
4:37 am

venters hadnt pitched since monday.. you really want him on 7 days rest… then he’d throw like crap…

Bruce Benedicts tight baby blue pants

August 27th, 2011
4:47 am

They mailed this one in. No ifs and buts about it or cip tapping….just straight mailed it in and embarrassed themselves. I’m not really concerned about the loss, but the way that they lost.

Why was Mac out of the lineup after going yard twice with the off days coming up? Didn’t Freddie say that Mac is going to have to catch Hudson since he’ll be catching him in the postseason?

Around The Horn

August 27th, 2011
5:01 am

FREDI’S USE OF LINEBRINK

I was astounded to see how Fredi used Linebrink again tonight.

What is the world was he thinking? Or better stated, was Fredi even thinking?

Undoubtedly not!

Managing the Braves seems to be more like coloring by numbers with him.

Just Wanna Say

August 27th, 2011
5:28 am

The Braves have been really good as of late. These games happen. We will be ok. Some of you need to just calm down.

Joe Tess Fish House

August 27th, 2011
6:17 am

Only 2 hits? That is very embrassing….Especilly againt the Mets.

Bruce Benedicts tight baby blue pants

August 27th, 2011
6:55 am

I “just wanna say” totally agree with you. But, games like that when they are blatantly mailed in CAN have a carry over effect. Believe me..I was on teams like that.

We were playing really well into the all star break, took the three days off and then came out playing 500 ball. Let’s hope the same thing doesn’t happen this time.

Another Clueless Braves Blogger

August 27th, 2011
7:16 am

Braves quotes after Friday loss to Mets
10:58 pm August 26, 2011, by David O’Brien

Larry Parish: “Now remember what I taught you boys. Swing at anything. The sooner this game is over, the sooner we can get back to Atlanta and avoid Irene.”

Let's Go

August 27th, 2011
7:24 am

I don’t know if they showed it on the Braves TV feed because I was watching the Mets broadcast on MLB extra Innings but Tim Hudson was ticked when Linebrink gave up that double. I couldn’t read his lips but you tell what he said wasn’t nice as he shook his head walking out of the dugout toward the clubhouse.

Since Linebrink came off the DL he has pitched 5 times I believe and only once in that period has he done his job and that is shut down the other team by holding a lead or keeping it close so your team can mount a comeback. Wednesday he got lucky when Chipper makes a great catch on a line drive to end the inning or that game is out of hand and the Braves have no chance.

DL him for the rest of the season or just outright release him, I don’t care but he has to go.

Let's Go

August 27th, 2011
7:40 am

Both Mets announcers Keith Hernandez & Ron Darling were questioning Fredi for using Venters in that situation last night considering how much he has pitched this year. When the play-by-play dude mentioned that Jonny hadn’t pitched since Monday and that the Braves won’t play again until Tuesday Keith quickly back tracked and said in that case Fredi was doing the right thing because going 7 days would be too long.

I way I look at it is he hadn’t given up a run since June 29th and you know he probably wasn’t going to go the rest of the year without giving up another run so in a game that was already lost he gets that out of his system. It’s better then giving up 2 when the Braves had a 1 run lead.

Chris White

August 27th, 2011
7:48 am

Why is Scott Linebrink still on this team?

Noholdsbarred

August 27th, 2011
7:50 am

Why does the team ALWAYS LOSE when they see the Phils losing?????? Is there no one on the club that can say “HEY WE CAN MAKE UP SOME GROUND GUYS—LET”S GO” . . . no motivation whatsoever!!!! Just hate to be so predictable. I always check the Phils score and I know the outcome of the Braves game by that.

henry from TN

August 27th, 2011
7:58 am

tim hudson was lucky he didn’t give up more runs 11 hits and 3 walks if he had been up against a good offense he would have….

Braves fan in NY

August 27th, 2011
8:06 am

Bourn was horrible
Hanson will need reconstructive surgery i bet

Tampa Gator

August 27th, 2011
8:57 am

This is baseball, not football, folks. You don’t win every game. Gosh!

LOB Braves

August 27th, 2011
9:08 am

Fredi apparently has to have a POS bullpen pitcher to put in the game to put it out of reach. He was consistently putting in Proctor and now Linesuck. What does it take for a manager to see that a pitcher just cannot do it? Jeez.

matt

August 27th, 2011
9:25 am

no kidding when moylan comes back, we better send linebrink packing his bags and call up the good arms from the minors that can at least throw a fastball that doesnt seem to find the middle of the zone everytime!!! Everyone looked bad tonight, when you see bourn strike out 3-4 tmes in a game you know its not going to be a good game because he always battles!!! and have you ever seen a pitcher make constanza look bad, every since he missed that one game in chicago he has looked un comfortable… these 4 days off can be for the good or the bad for the Braves, we will see when we meet washington next week, because we always play them bad and that may tell the Braves where they are at!!!

bobbymahlon

August 27th, 2011
9:29 am

The Braves merely went through the motions tonight and Fredi gave up when he brought Linebrink in.
I have watched every game on TV this year and this was worse because of the lack of interest by the Braves who only thought about getting on the plane out of there and in a way I can’t blame them.

Dennis Reynolds

August 27th, 2011
9:33 am

Hudson looked terrible. Very bad. He was all over the place and was lucky to not have given up 7 or 8 runs. He’s not going to get away with an outing like that against the Brewers.

And again Fredi makes an ignorant move. We have 3 days off yet he goes to his worst relievers in a 2 run game? Linebrink is S#IT. Pure s#it. And again, with 3 days off (even with a lefty on the mound), I would’ve liked to see Mac in this one.

BUT THE WORST PART…Heyward needs to play. I don’t care if theres a tough lefty up or not. He hit a tough lefty the other night the other way. He looks like he’s coming around but we’ll never know if Fredi keeps benching him. Fredi Gonzalez is just plain stupid. Theres really no way around it.

panamajack

August 27th, 2011
9:47 am

Braves were jinxed before the game started with Brian raveing ahout how great Hudson is and how terriable the Mets are. Whatever he says expect the oposite.

panamajack

August 27th, 2011
10:00 am

Brian Jordan that is!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

August 27th, 2011
10:16 am

last night was disgusting!!! we’re supposed to be a playoff bound team and get a 2 hit shutout against a pitcher whose pitched poorly in last 5 starts??? WTF??

Dirty Dawg

August 27th, 2011
11:05 am

No, the worst part is that after suckin’ so big last night, they’ve now got four days to stew about it…hopefully their reaction will be to take it out on the next guys.

georgiadawgg

August 27th, 2011
11:08 am

HUDSON,HANSON,HEYWARD ALL SUCK.

John A

August 27th, 2011
11:08 am

If the Braves can’t beat the Mets, they don’t stand a chance against the Phillies.

Hollis G.

August 27th, 2011
11:20 am

During their pre-game exercises, the Braves all need to bend over, grab each ear and pull real hard! Their heads were definitely not at the ballpark last night. I’ve never seen so many swings at balls in the dirt even for the Braves. This was a total embarrassment. If they’re not motivated by the opportunity to gain ground on the Phillies, then it makes you wonder just what does motivate these guys.

John A

August 27th, 2011
11:25 am

Hey Guys….you can’t put all the blame on Fredi….he was selected by Frank, and we all know he isn’t the brightest crayon in the box.

A school boy would have brought in Mac instead of Linebrink, but Fredi NEVER thinks. Perhaps somebody will get with Fredi and Frank and point out these various blunders during these next two days.

John A

August 27th, 2011
11:28 am

JHEY has one good game, but then reverts into past performances. Probably due to reading his press clippings.

The Abs Man

August 27th, 2011
11:39 am

Horn + Chris White are correct, no question.
Fat Fredi is weak. How do Linebrnk and Lugo rate roster spots?

Summer of George

August 27th, 2011
11:41 am

Haven’t checked schedule…do Braves play Mets any more this season to make up games if needed?
Or will they have to schedule on off day, if needed to affect standings? I’d rather them not have to play a couple extra games at end of season. The way the standings are now we won’t need for wild card….But what if Braves made a final push for division? hmmmm

Summer of George

August 27th, 2011
11:43 am

Hey, it happens

August 27th, 2011
11:56 am

It’s a long, long season. Too long, actually. But over a 162 game year, you’ll have a few clunkers. Yesterday, we clunked. This is still, especially since Bourn and Constanza, the most fun Braves team to watch in years. I like their chances in the playoffs.
Go Bravos!!!

Bravo_fan 52

August 27th, 2011
12:06 pm

Roll Clunk Roll I like it GO BRAVOS

panamajack

August 27th, 2011
12:07 pm

Braves looked really good when Constanza was tearing it up but now that he is fadeing off into the sunset they don’t look so hot.

ATLANTA SPORTS FAN IN VEGAS

August 27th, 2011
12:31 pm

Cy Capuano??? Amazing!!! Hope the Braves to get complacent with their wild card lead…There’s a biggest prize out there….

stew

August 27th, 2011
12:37 pm

Gotta get Constanza going again. Get the run going. Bourn and Constanza are the speed merchants that make us go. Gotta back to our game.

How Dan Uggla saw Chris Capuano | Mets360

August 27th, 2011
12:43 pm

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A Brave in Minnesota

August 27th, 2011
12:47 pm

Folks…..they can’t win them all!! Let New York have this victory, because it’s all down hill for them this weekend anyways!

For the Braves, I am sure they are going to enjoy their time off…….they need to rest those bodies for the stretch run and it couldn’t have come at a better time!!

nashvillewill

August 27th, 2011
12:52 pm

Questions for Fredi: “What was your reasoning for benching McCann, your best hitter, with 3 off days coming?”
“Again, with three off days coming, did you consider using your best pitchers in the seventh, resting Hudson after 90 pitches and trying to get back in the game?”
“Now that the Sep callups are imminent, what prevents you from releasing Scott Linebrink?”

NO MORE PARRISH

August 27th, 2011
12:53 pm

This is the offense that scares me and could show up in the playoffs. And once again… a game like Friday proves that hillbilly on 680 radio has no clue what he is talking about when he said Braves should start resting starters. We still have a chance at catching the Phillies and resting starters back in the Bobby Cox era before playoffs always seemed to backfire.

clay

August 27th, 2011
1:07 pm

ahhh who cares. atleast they didnt lose any ground on the phils and they get two days off. Overall its great for the long run. EVERYONE gets rested for the home strech playoff run and trying to catch the phils.

Summer of George

August 27th, 2011
1:17 pm

Good observation clay……as long as those games postponed this weekend don’t have to be made up at end of the year.
Chipper gets rest….hope he doesn’t get hurt grabbing the clicker…
and Georgie hasn’t been himself since he hurt ankle running awkwardly over 1st last week.
Wouldn’t mind seeing him race Bourn (to run) when healthy.

Summer of George

August 27th, 2011
1:20 pm

Bases have always been too thick…why don’t they thin them up to reduce bag injuries?

Dennis Reynolds

August 27th, 2011
1:45 pm

Too many ppl in here have a football mentality. Im pissed we lost that game, but its one game. Go watch your Georgia Booldawgs ya rednecks. You don’t have the right mindset for a game like baseball.

JoeFan

August 27th, 2011
1:50 pm

Bet the Braves made their flight to Atlanta. They played like they they were already on board the plane. Until the wildcard is secured, they better play every game like they are tied with San Francisco / St. Louis. With 29 games left, they have more than enough left to blow the lead.

Summer of George

August 27th, 2011
2:03 pm

@Dennis Reynolds….F U idiot

Summer of George

August 27th, 2011
2:07 pm

Bet that F’ing idiot D. Reynolds isn’t smart enough to get in any of the schools he bashes.
Get back in your closet.

ijudgenot

August 27th, 2011
2:28 pm

With one out and lefthanded batter hitting, Fredi brought in Sherril to get one out and he did it. With two out and a righthanded hitter, he brought in Linebrink to get one out and he failed. Linebrink would not have pitched the next inning if score was the same. Not a bad strategy. If nothing else, this should show Fredi and Wren that Linebrink=Procter. All he has is a 93-95 fast ball with no placement or movement. Braves should release him before September 1 and bring back Valvaro.

Stinger2

August 27th, 2011
2:54 pm

Sad and bad outing for the Braves. Like several earlier posts, I believe the Braves just wanted to get on a plane and get out of NYC. If they were really concerned about their personal safety, I don`t blame them.
On the flip side, they wasted an opportunity to go to only 5 games behind the Phils and lost one game to the Giants in the WC race. Now they face the NATS after a three day break. I hope they realize the importance of playing hard against the Nats. The WC race is not over either.

Summer of George

August 27th, 2011
3:17 pm

I just saw the Phillies will have to make up games with Marlins on 9/15…
Braves make up Mets games on 9/8…
I know Braves will have to make special trip for makeup doubleheader….I don’t know if it’s an off day makeup for Phillies or are they playing an extra game during a scheduled series in Sept. And I don’t know if tomorrows Phillies game is officially postponed.

Summer of George

August 27th, 2011
3:18 pm

Nice to have a heartbeat in the division race again.

Mets R Best

August 27th, 2011
3:46 pm

A complete game shut out by Capuano who isn’t our best pitcher. Oh the agony of defeat.
Last 10 games against the Braves, the Metropolitans have won 6.
What is with Linebrink? Heyward the phenom? Hudson? Bourne?
Overated.

Mets R Best

August 27th, 2011
3:57 pm

By the way Braves fans—I’m been reading all the excuses and I noticed that they all came after the butt kicking. Oh, we had to go back to the hotel and pack, oh our routine was disturbed, oh they were worried about the big bad hurricane (that was several hundreds of miles away)………………So, before the doubleheader on 9/8, please list all your excuses before the fact.

Jabbo

August 27th, 2011
4:23 pm

M R Best is delusional

August 27th, 2011
4:41 pm

Mets must be going somewhere in October….oh yeah, HOME

Busch leaguer

August 27th, 2011
4:54 pm

No MR the Mets are going to bankruptcy court. They wasted all their Madoff money and now they are broke.They also built a new ballpark that all their hitters or should I say batters hate.

Busch leaguer

August 27th, 2011
4:58 pm

MR best is delusional ,
The Mets are going to bankruptcy court,they wasted all of their Madoff money now they are broke.And they built a new ballpark that all of their overpaid players can’t hit in.

JOSEPH MCNULTY

August 27th, 2011
5:09 pm

You can go ahead and credit the Braves’ pitching. But the reality is that this is a team without a consistent offense. It needed a bat, and Bourn was not the answer. Against top pitching, this is a team that is vulnerable to a shutout. If they makes the playoffs, so what? It will be “one and done” in the playoffs again. Yes, the Braves are a “good” team, but not one of the “best” teams.

Mike from the coast

August 27th, 2011
5:11 pm

With three days off I am very curious as to how the Braves will line up there rotation. This may have been addressed didn’t read all the blogs. Any ideas about how we should structure it??? Personally want JJ to get back on track, maybe Beachy 2nd, or should we keep Minor on a more regular rotation????????

TOMY FOURNIER

August 27th, 2011
5:20 pm

PHYLLIS WIN…ATLANTA LOST
PHYLLIS LOST….ATLANTA LOST
PHYLLIS LOST..ATLANTA LOST
PHYLLISWIN…ATLANTA WIN…………………SAME OF EVERY DAY…..

Mike from the coast

August 27th, 2011
5:26 pm

To elaborate on my earlier post. The Phillies were accused on this blog of setting up their rotation for the Braves earlier this year. With three days off we have the same opportunity. Which 3 do we want facing the Phillies?

Mike from the coast

August 27th, 2011
5:59 pm

Wow I thought I make an important point. Think all the bloggers are taking 3 days off also!!!!

Huh?

August 27th, 2011
5:59 pm

Who is this Phyllis you speak of? What did she lose?

Mike from the coast

August 27th, 2011
6:14 pm

I am not sure I should interpret anyone’s post. I think what he is saying is and I have noticed this. It seems when the Phillie’s lose we lost. Now as far as Phyllis is concerned I hope she didn’t lose to much????????????

extremus

August 27th, 2011
6:47 pm

Linebrink is definitely the weakest link in the bullpen right now. The Braves replaced Scott Proctor with Vizcaino; how about ousting Linebrink for Teheran or Delgado?

63 year Braves fan

August 27th, 2011
6:49 pm

If Linebrink ever pitches again, Fredi G. should be fired.

jim

August 27th, 2011
7:09 pm

The most disturbing thing about last night’s game was that the second and third time through the order, the hitters made no change in their approach, If they went to the plate with the mindset and discipline to not swing at any pitch that starts at the knees and reaqdy to swing at a first pitch strike, they would have forced Capuano to modify his game plan.

The lack of a RH hitter off the bench was also very evident again. Conrad is a very good LH option off the bench, but not a very good RH hitter. Lugo is Lugo. Wren needs to work the waiver wires over these next 3 days — Wes Helms was cut by the Fish and is not doing much in AAA. He is not the answer we need.

The post about the Pirates spending more on their 2nd round pick than the Braves did on heir entire draft is also very telling — the big 4 pitchers are about to graduate (or have already) to the ML team, and there isn’t a lot of talent to get excited about left behind.

Mike from the coast

August 27th, 2011
7:55 pm

Last night’s lineup had three righties in a row. Prado, Chipper (right handed) and Uggla. I really think we were just not focused. The altering of the schedule, etc. Not a good excuse, just think it’s a game you get over. Just not a good night.

I will agree on one thing like Proctor, it is time for Linebrink to go. He has flashes of brilliance one in 4 games, that doesn’t cut it on a playoff team.

Octavius

August 27th, 2011
8:05 pm

Blowing a chance to gain a game against the Phils. Getting embarrassed in New York (two hits, a ton of strikeouts, and shutout by a very average pitcher!). Always struggling against the Nats.
Fredi keeps driving us nuts by using Linderbrink. Heyward mired in a slump. McCann’s weak arm becoming an issue. Doesn’t give you confidence that this year’s Braves will go far in the post season.

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