11:05 pm August 30, 2011, by Carroll Rogers
August 31st, 201111:02 am
Its very frustrating to watch the Braves offense. After the Braves go down 1-2-3 in the first, the strategy turns into pitching around Uggla, Jones and Freeman so that Sea Bass can 1) Hit into a double play, 2) strike out or 3) pop up weakly either foul or inside the infield. Then they can focus on getting to Heyward who will most likely strike out or ground to second and then they have the pitcher. Rinse and Repeat.
It seems like its all to often that a Brave will rip a ball down the line just to have it go mere inches foul and its usually with runners on base. Is there some kind of freaky karma that prevents the ball from at least touching the line? Maybe its the same karma that puts the team into a funk right about this time every year.
I agree with others on here who posted about calling the young guns up before the deadline to set the post season roster. I remain faithful that the pitching will turn it around…but I hope to see the Braves play it safe.
August 31st, 201111:16 am
Gonzalez have starte batting Constanze in the 2 hole.
1. BOURN CF
2. CONSTANZA RF
3. PRADO LF
4. UGGLA 2B
5. MCCANN CATCHER
6. CHIPPER 3B
7. FREEMAN 1B
8. GONZALEZ SS
August 31st, 201111:17 am
JAFO exactly,Gerogie needs to play till his avg is 220.Until then Heyward to the bench.
August 31st, 201111:18 am
tip your frreakin hat
pitched lights out
Now, those are my two most hated phrases in baseball
August 31st, 201111:22 am
If you look closely at JJ, he’s FAT. And getting fatter. In this heat, not being in shape is a killer. We have McCann – fat. We have Hinske – fat. We have Prado even beginning to look – fat. Chipper isn’t exactly lean but he ain’t – fat. FF could stand to drop about 5 pounds.
I’m being nitpicky, but the entire dang team looks like it’s starting to run out of gas, even with numerous days off.
Out of shape will equal out of mind come october when the very out of shape Prince Fielder lights us up….
August 31st, 201111:25 am
Who scouts the Nationals for the Braves? Perhaps we should try someone else.
August 31st, 201111:44 am
Braves have traded for Matt Diaz.
August 31st, 201111:49 am
I don’t know why Wren didn’t just shell out the $2M back in December. But no, he had to sign Joe Mather.
Hey Braves. It is time to stop the same old sing song comments. Try a little bit of honesty to the fans and most of all yourselves. The team stunk it up last night. Pitching was very bad and hitting was even worse. When will you learn to hit outside pitches to the opposite field. You can not pull every pitcher and you can not always try to hit homers. The little league players put on a better display of hitting than you pull happy clowns. Play baseball not homerun derby.
What are we going to do with Matt Diaz? We already have a crowded outfield. Is he the new backup for Freddie Freeman?
August 31st, 201111:58 am
Rosters expand from 25 to 40 players tomorrow. I am guessing Diaz will strictly be a pinch hitter.
Poor Gwinnett is going to lose all their pitching studs.
August 31st, 201111:59 am
Matt Diaz, lol
August 31st, 201112:03 pm
Got Diaz for a player to be named later, hope it’s JJ
August 31st, 201112:04 pm
Stupidest move of the year.
August 31st, 201112:09 pm
Just what the hell do we want with Diaz, we already have a bench full of hitters that can’t hit. Another thing is that he is suppose to be on the team tonight which means he will be occuping a roster spot for the playoffs that Gartrell or Gomez could fill.
August 31st, 201112:14 pm
Only way I can forgive this stupid move is if the player to be named later would be LINESUCK.
August 31st, 201112:15 pm
Diaz is batting .295 vs lefties this season, which is better than everyone on our team except Constanza.
August 31st, 201112:30 pm
Easy guys…its just one game…Lets get back on track tonite! We’ll get it worked out. This team has some big upsides….That’s the way baseball is…every now and then you take it on the chin….
bring back blauser
August 31st, 201112:33 pm
welcome back home matty d they should never have let you get away in the first place
August 31st, 201112:36 pm
VELCOME BACK DIAZ…………………SERVE DAS CROW TO THESE FICKLE FANS :<)
August 31st, 201112:47 pm
And the armchair idiot chorus rings in another day! You guys STILL don’t know your behinds from third base…
August 31st, 201112:50 pm
Always liked Diaz…glad to have him back. He can’t be worse than Prado has been the past month.
August 31st, 20112:07 pm
Is it me or Prado is having a hard time hitting behind Bourne? seems like when bourne gets on base, Prado tries to hard hitting the ball to the opposite field and its messing up his swing.
August 31st, 20112:33 pm
the braves need to start winning lots of games…not for the ending record but for confidence and momentum….can’t limp into playoffs and expect to play well there….like last year
August 31st, 20113:16 pm
Can only hope that J.J. is just rusty from his time off as he needs to get his fast ball back up to 93-94 consistently in order to be effective, Lowe has pitched better in his last 2 starts so I am not worried about him, lets see how the next 5 games go before you get into panic mode as this is by far the best team we have put on the field in quite some time and the Nationals are not as bad a team as some of you know nothings think, if throwing and hitting a baseball were easy then most of us would be major leaguers.
August 31st, 20113:39 pm
folks, i’ve been listenin’ to ya’ll gripe and whine when the braves lose and pronounce them as the greatest since sliced bread when they win. face it folks, this is a mediocre team in a mediorce league and i’ve been a braves’ fan since the 50s and an nl fan (i hate the dl) forever. they ain’t gotta shot against the phils, brewcrew, bosox, yanks and tigers and aren’t as good as the rangers and angels. jj is pitchin’ to form, hanson, with the funky delivery, was headed for the dl from day one, and prado is just a good utility player. good news…with a reduction in payroll, super (prado, jurggians,o’flaherty, heyward and varvaro) trading chips, the future could be bright. not this year though. i hope the don’t embarass themselves in the playoffs as they have in the last 2 games.
August 31st, 20114:17 pm
Give us a win or some National blood tonight.
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