Braves quotes after Sunday loss to Cardinals

TIM HUDSON

On his five-run third inning (two walks, two hits, two HBPs)

“I didn’t make very good pitches to set that inning up. I was struggling obviously with my command. Actually the best pitches I made were the ones that scored the runs. I made a pretty good pitch on Albert and he looped it in there. Then threw a sinker in on Molina and he inside-outed it to right field.

“I just didn’t make good pitches and they had good at-bats, and made me pay for it.”

How tough to have it all hinge on the one poor inning?

“Well, I made my bed. I set ‘em up. If Albert hits that ball a little better it’s a zero in that inning and you never know what could have happened. But he looped it in, score a run. The bases-loaded walk really hurt, and obviously the bases-loaded, bases-clearing double was the backbreaker. Then it was try to have some damage control, work later into the game and save the bullpen. Obviously 5-nothing early in the game, you don’t want to kill your bullpen after that.”

“They had a good approach and I wasn’t very sharp, either. It didn’t make for a good day for me.”

On the wild-card lead being cut to 4-1/2 games

“Obviously we’re still in a good spot even though we haven’t played very well this past week. We just need to get home, get our feet under us a little bit, take a deep breath and understand they’re chasing us, we’re not chasing them. Just play our best ball, try to limit our mistakes and get on a little better roll toward the end of the year.”

***CHIPPER JONES

Tough to get home, regroup and forget this trip?

“Man, we better forget it, because it was brutal. We did nothing right. We didn’t pitch, we didn’t hit … I guess we played OK defense. But when this team’s playing well, we throw strikes, we get outs, we get runners in from third with less than two outs. And when we don’t, it’s pretty ugly.”

“And we’ve gotten WILD all of a sudden. We’re walking guys, we’re hitting guys – that’s a recipe for disaster when the offense is struggling to score three or four runs a game.”

On the five-run inning early, huge deficit for this offense at this point of season

“You can’t give up five-run innings at any time of the year. You’ve got to limit the damage. Huddy, for whatever reason, just lost command of the strike zone that one inning. To be honest with you, he was kind of all over the plate, fighting to find location the whole game. It really seemed to snowball on him there in the third.”

On not taking advantage of scoring opportunities in this series

“That’s what I’m saying. We had first and third, one out. Another time, I want to say we had first and third, nobody out and bases loaded, nobody out against Jackson the first night and I think he struck out the side. It’s frustrating, because you’ve got to take advantage of those opportunities. And as a hitter, you’ve got to want to be in those situations. I mean, those are the easy RBI opportunities. Easy in that, a guy on third with less than two out, hit a ground ball up the middle. Or a fly ball to the outfield. I mean, I know it sounds easier than it is, but that’s what good offenses do. And when we’re struggling, we don’t do that.”

***ERIC HINSKE

“Tough trip. It didn’t start off good in Philly. We got those two wins in New York, which was huge. But this team [St. Louis] is playing well, give them credit. The middle of their order is tough. Guys get on at the top of their lineup and then you’ve got those big three ready to take their hacks. They played well. They had a good approach, staying inside the ball. It didn’t seem like they were going to let that sinker beat them today. They were staying inside the ball and getting hits the other way and up the middle. They had a good team approach, and Westbrook pitched well. He gave them six innings, and their bullpen was good the whole series.”

“We’ve just got to try to put it behind us. We’re still up 4/12 with however many we have to play. So we’ve just got to put it behind us, go home and try to win ballgames.”

Huddy said it was important to remember they’re chasing you, not other way around

“Yeah, just because you got swept here you can’t be passive. You have to still play your game.”

Good position still?

“We are. We’re 4-1/2 games up. I think if you’d have said that at the start of the season, that with 16 games left in the regular season you’re 4-1/2 up, you’d take it, right? So we’ve just got to find a way to get over this hump. It’s a bit of a rough patch for us right now. Just keep grinding. We’ve got a bunch of veteran guys in here, we’ll be ready to play tomorrow.

On his catch to rob Holliday of a home run

“I haven’t played the outfield for a while. I actually did it right – I looked back to see where the wall was, then I looked back to see the ball, jumped, and my glove was over the wall. I mean, that’s the first time I’ve ever robbed a home run, for sure.”

You sound surprised?

“Absolutely surprised. No doubt.”

On his leap and catch

“I’m a big athlete. You can’t teach it.” [smiling]

***FREDI GONZALEZ

On Hudson’s five-run third inning

“He hit two guys and walked two. At the end he settled down, and we showed signs of getting some runs there, but they got out of those innings. That’s just the way it goes sometimes.”

On the 2-6 trip

“Pretty tough road trip, but I think if you look back, I’m pretty sure there was another road trip this season where we had a tough one and were able to bounce back. The worst thing that could happen happened. We lost three in a row. We’ve still got a 4-1/2 game lead, now we’ll go home and sleep in our beds a little bit and get everything clicking again.”

On how quickly things came apart on Hudson

“I think in two of the games [against St. Louis], all of a sudden they put up a big number. The ninth inning of the other night’s game, and today’s game. Just one of those things. We’ve just got to go home and regroup and go get ‘em tomorrow.”

On his statement before the game that the Braves weren’t playing bad baseball

“We’re not. We’re not playing bad baseball. One inning here and one inning there throughout the course of these last six games — not counting the doubleheader in New York — and we got swept. You don’t want to lose. You don’t want to get swept. But let’s just go home and starting winning series.”

How different does it feel now from a week ago when left Atlanta?

“I don’t know that it feels any different. Obviously you don’t want to lose series and have a bad road trip. It feels like we’re close offensively. Danny hit a ball there that almost goes out. We had a lot of those ‘almosts’ offensively. So again, let’s go home, lick our wounds a little bit and go get ‘em.”

Can a team get complacent or comfortable (with lead like Braves had)?

“Not this group of guys. I don’t believe that. I think it’s just a matter of, eight games in seven days, and teams just go through a bad road trip. The road trip we had that started in Arizona and Anaheim wasn’t very good, and we were able to bounce back and get on a roll and get into the position that we’re in now.” [The Braves lost four of five games at Arizona and Anaheim to begin a seven-game trip May 18-25 that concluded with two wins at Pittsburgh.]

“It’s a positive [position]. We’ve got to go home now and play the Marlins, who I think are playing good baseball now. Go get ‘em tomorrow.”

Was that the message to the team, have you talked to them?

“I talked to guys individually, told them, hey, we’re playing good baseball, it’s just a matter of getting everything clicking at the same time.”

114 comments Add your comment

Trey

September 11th, 2011
6:05 pm

Get it together, Braves.

GuyinDC

September 11th, 2011
6:07 pm

David, seriously, are you purposefully not publishing the “tipping hat” quotes? ;(

Are Braves going to Playoffs this year?

September 11th, 2011
6:09 pm

Same question…., that I asked a few days ago……, Are we going to play offs ?

Biff pocoroba

September 11th, 2011
6:10 pm

Hey Hinske, you play to win the division. Why would you be satisfied to be 4 1/2 games up in the wild card before the season? It is time to step up or clean house. Get rid of the old guys who stay injured and break down in September

Cow Tipper

September 11th, 2011
6:10 pm

At least this time Fredi didn’t tip his cow, er, cap to the Cardinals. I’d like to see the skipper get angry and fire these boys up. Honestly, it just looks like they’re playing tired.

Who Me?

September 11th, 2011
6:10 pm

What a week for the Bravos – PHEW! Where is the leadership? Where’s the desire? Don’t look now but our vaunted starting rotation is looking awfully pathetic. I’d say Lowe has overshot his stay and the rest of the guys either are worn out or don’t care since they’re not getting any run support. Either way, i’ll ask again, where is the leadership?? Methinks Mr. Parrish needs to go ahead start looking at lakefront property….

Free Constanza

September 11th, 2011
6:10 pm

What did I do to make you so mad at me Fredi??

The Abs Man

September 11th, 2011
6:10 pm

Some serious denial here, “We’re not. We’re not playing bad baseball,” said Fred Fhoney.
“And I got 20-20 vision,” added Stevie Wonder.

bravos007

September 11th, 2011
6:11 pm

i can say this….chipper jones is the only thing refreshing about this team. baseball players are so filtered these days and chipper tells it STRAIGHT UP. gotta love the guy—-still the best player on the team and 39 years old. simply amazing.

GuyinDC

September 11th, 2011
6:13 pm

I think Braves are doing what they can. They beat the Mets pretty good. They just have injured starters – Hanson, Jurrjens. Plus, they’re hitting has hit another slump. And don’t forget they lost to the Phillies who’ve been like a juggernaut all season long and the Cards who are hot right now and a very good team. We gonna beat the Cards for you and you’ll make the postseason. Where’s the “BELIEVE!” thing here, guys?

bravesfan

September 11th, 2011
6:18 pm

Braves…Running against the wind…..

Who Me?

September 11th, 2011
6:18 pm

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I don’t see anybody closing the clubhouse door and airing things out. The vibe has flatlined with this club and I we get the same loser story every night from FG. Clearly the strings you’re pulling are being received well, and with every thing else falling in around you, you’re remaining remarkably calm. I hope you’re betting right Coach. It’s a long offseason to think about whatif’s….

Mike

September 11th, 2011
6:20 pm

If Fredi TRULY believes that we are NOT playing bad baseball, then he is an even bigger idiot then I give him credit for. The Braves are playing nothing but bad baseball. Not much is going right. The fans will have a hell of alot more respect for you if you are honest.

What a crappy weekend. Braves get swept in probably their biggest series left in the season and are playing some of their worst ball all year, and then we get to top it off with the Falcons getting spanked by a team they should have beat in CHI. They looked worse than the Braves and after so much hype. And if i were a dogs fan I would care than they lost AGAIN to S.Car.

I really hate being a sports fan sometimes. Think I will go watch a movie.

bravos007

September 11th, 2011
6:20 pm

does anyone think chipper will be the manager of the braves one day?

puzzled

September 11th, 2011
6:20 pm

We aren’t playing bad baseball?

South Georgia Boy

September 11th, 2011
6:23 pm

Next 12 games are against Florida, NY, and Washington. If you can’t win 7 or 8 of them, you probably don’t deserve a playoff spot.

Braves4.5fromgoinghome

September 11th, 2011
6:25 pm

Where is the passion? I haven’t seen anyone fired up since Uggla hit that pinch hit home run in cincy.

dawg4u

September 11th, 2011
6:27 pm

Wow when Fredi says we’re not playing bad baseball that makes me feel a whole lot better! We had a nine game lead – what, 12 games ago and now it’s cut in half with 15 to play. I’ll be happy now just to make the playoffs. The starting pitching has just gotten terrible and the relievers are starting to tire with Kimbrel blowing his first save in forever. It’ll be just like last season – just hold on and hope we don’t screw up too bad down the stretch run to lose the wild card!

Dennis Reynolds

September 11th, 2011
6:28 pm

2 choices. Rally behind them, or bitch and moan about how bad they stink. GET OUT TO THE PARK AND SUPPORT YOUR TEAM!!

We got this. Brewers peaked too early. Were primed to get hot right at the end of the season right into the playoffs.

Who Me?

September 11th, 2011
6:28 pm

I think FG is so blah the rest of the team feeds on that. Hey I have no idea what the clubhouse is like, but if I’m a competitor and I want to win, I’d hate to walk in there and have the guts to say I left it all on the field after performances we’ve seen the last week.

Pathetic. and I agree with Mike, crappy weekend for Atlanta sports fans, once again we’re living the dream in Loserville.

bravos007

September 11th, 2011
6:30 pm

IF we make the playoffs who do we want to play now? arizona or brewers?

North Georgia Braves Fan

September 11th, 2011
6:32 pm

This team better start playing up to there capabilities. 4 1/2 games can be gone in a heartbeat the way they are playing!

dawg4u

September 11th, 2011
6:33 pm

Hey let’s rally behind them as dennis says – man you guys are great and we aint gonna complain no matter how bad you are. World Series baby!

toby flenderson

September 11th, 2011
6:35 pm

“think if you’d have said that at the start of the season, that with 16 games left in the regular season you’re 4-1/2 up, you’d take it, right”

but if they knew they’d blow a 9.5 game lead just a week before that they wouldnt

toby flenderson

September 11th, 2011
6:39 pm

dont blame the injuries for their inability to score with the bases loaded and 1 out
or 1st and third and 1 out… this team is playing pathetic and making the playoffs now looks like it would be a great achievement. blame hudson and his sh!t starts in 3 out of the last 4 games…

this team is freefalling and has to rely on the rookies to shut the marlins down.. although they’re 9-3 vs them this season…you can throw that out of the window with the way they’re playing

Eddy

September 11th, 2011
6:42 pm

It’s the same pattern for the last decade. They back into the playoffs, lose in the first round & go home by the end of Sept.

Deedle Nick

September 11th, 2011
6:42 pm

Fredi: “I talked to guys individually, told them, hey, we’re playing good baseball, it’s just a matter of getting everything clicking at the same time.”

What a moronic statement.

Good baseball? Yeah, 2 of 9 are.

ray k.

September 11th, 2011
6:43 pm

“We’re playing good baseball”

Does he have some kind of mental deficiency?

rowdy hardy

September 11th, 2011
6:46 pm

maybe parrish isnt the only one who’s job should be on the line…..

ray k.

September 11th, 2011
6:46 pm

I understand the glass half full slant, and, in the interest of morale, not throwing things around the clubhouse, but at some point you have to conjure up your Ozzie Guillen just a little, Fredi.

Bravo Man

September 11th, 2011
6:48 pm

Words fail me.

JAFO

September 11th, 2011
6:59 pm

3 is the loneliest number.

BRAVESFAN

September 11th, 2011
6:59 pm

Just saving the start of the hot streak in time for the playoffs.

The forecast looks good in Hotlanta!

Go Braves!

mathman

September 11th, 2011
7:04 pm

Just like last year. Braves are limping toward the playoffs. May go down to last day and hoping someone loses to avoid playin game for wildcard.

IdahoBravesFan

September 11th, 2011
7:18 pm

Like I said on a post the other day, Fredi needs to jump up in the clubhouse, throw some chairs against the wall and chew these guys out. But hey, he’d rather tip the cap and sit there in denial. This is meltdown city. They just let the Cardinals walk right through the door without so much as a boo. This might get ugly.

freefalling

September 11th, 2011
7:18 pm

Panic button : Pressed!

IdahoBravesFan

September 11th, 2011
7:23 pm

I know this comment will raise some eyebrows but follow the BSU Broncos and you will be encouraged. I grew up in GA and followed their sports teams all of my life but have gotten so tired of seeing teams play with so little heart. My boys from BSU come to play and leave it all on the field every time. With what is going on with the Braves I am so glad college football is going on. Sure takes the pain out of watching this melt down.

IdahoBravesFan

September 11th, 2011
7:25 pm

I think that Fredi’s responses are born out of the fact that he can’t even believe what he is seeing. Put the young pitchers in there and let em go!!! At least they will have an excuse for messing up, inexperience. I can live with that.

bravos007

September 11th, 2011
7:30 pm

free the rookie pitchers and ditch the old men!

Dump Lowe

September 11th, 2011
7:40 pm

Unload Lowe & his contract !

Why isn’t Constanza playing ?

Heyward needs some quiet time in the Instructional League.

jimbean

September 11th, 2011
7:41 pm

they’re just not playing.

Braves fan in NY

September 11th, 2011
7:45 pm

Fredi Gonzalez teams always fade in September
Ask the Marlins

JAFO

September 11th, 2011
7:49 pm

Without the 3run HR we cannot piece together enough hits to separate in the game. Snitker needs to wave every damn runner around third (mostly kidding).

BrianSC

September 11th, 2011
7:56 pm

So Fredi says they’re not playing bad baseball. Chipper pretty much said they stunk it up.

Hmmm…

I’ll go with Chipper on this one. He calls it like it is. He called out Heyward when he was worried about getting or playing injured. He said Huddy was all over the place. He said it has been a pretty terrible performance lately.

Fredi, I think it is time to be honest. Step up. Don’t just go talk to guys one on one. Be a leader. Stand before the team and light a fire. Leadership sometimes requires leaders to step out of their comfort zones and do things they may not want to or normally would not do.

This team needs a sense of urgency. NOT PANIC. Just urgency. Passion. Play with fire. Play with attitude.

The A Bomb

September 11th, 2011
7:58 pm

Think Kirk Gibson has let his team take their feet off the gas pedal?

Even in a loss today they worked hard.

Our guy really lacks in the fire department. Maybe his supporters say he’s entitled to his own style. But with more than 10 rookies around you HAVE to crack the whip every once in awhile.

MOST DISAPPOINTING? Veteran pitchers have melted. Hudson came up craps. Lowe is crap. No one is stepping up. Like Arnold Schwarzenegger once called the California legislature, Braves are playing like a bunch of “girly men.”

Kimbrel rocks

September 11th, 2011
8:01 pm

great question. why the HELL has constanza been on the bench or a week? wasn’t he the spark when we weren’t scoring runs?

i think fredi got notice from wren that benching heyward every game wasn’t going to work. something def is going on with that. georgie hasn’t started a game in a looong time and it sure as hell isn’t b/c heyward is playing well.

JAFO

September 11th, 2011
8:18 pm

Right on KR. Something does not make sense. I know MattyD eats up lefty pitching but we need georgie in the lineup. The dynamic with him in lineup just works. Hell we can’t score any fewer runs can we?

Felix

September 11th, 2011
8:35 pm

Note to Fredi: Your offense stinks! And now your starting pitching is starting to give off a foul stench.

frank-n-stein

September 11th, 2011
8:35 pm

The Braves need to get a “NEW” hitting coach.The job is not getting done. Even Joe Simpson in the TV booth can predict the lack of execution in basic hitting. Teach them how to hit in certain situations and not swing for the fence all the time.

panamajack

September 11th, 2011
8:37 pm

DOB, I wanted you to ask Fredi if he would be willing to go with an all rookie rotation until the end of the season. I know though what he would say. He would say ,” no i’m going to go with the same guys that got us this far”, right? Then at the end of the season after we miss the playoffs you could ask him, Hey Fredi do you wish now you would have gone with the rookies. He would reply to that “no we had the right guys out there, things just didn’t go our way, that the way things go sometimes”.

CRMAC300

September 11th, 2011
8:38 pm

I have been saying all week that it is not time to panic. It is time to panic! Braves have 12 of last 15 games against Marlins, Mets and Nats. Now we will see if there is any character left in this team. Magic number to clinch wild card is 12. Any combination of Atlanta wins and St Louis losses totalling 12 gives the Braves the wild card. Braves have played well against the Mets and the Marlins, not so well against the Nats. Last three games of the season are at home against the Phillies. Need I say how important it is to get the wild card done before that series? Anything can happen in the 5 game division series. I will be losing sleep while Braves try to get there! Dig deep, boys. You doom and gloom guys need to get behind the team. It has been a long season!!

Farnsworthy

September 11th, 2011
8:39 pm

Arnold S. probably called the Calif. legislature ‘girly men’ just after he did his maid.

Cap Tipper

September 11th, 2011
8:40 pm

Sometimes you just have to tip your cap.

alex

September 11th, 2011
8:41 pm

out pitched, out hit, out fielded,out managed, out played.. Braves served by a class organization. We’re led by wrenn and FG. Dennis, yea I’ll drive thru traffic lay down 5 bucks for a hot dog and watch them play…….These guys have seen the last of my $ for the year, fool me once……..

Farnsworthy

September 11th, 2011
8:41 pm

Uh, the Braves have played well against the Mets? I believe we are only .500 against them…or one over .500 at best.

SRF

September 11th, 2011
8:42 pm

Friday I thought – at least it is football season – now 2 days later – it is clear there are no competent sports teams in Georgia. Maybe I should find something else to watch.

Rowsdower

September 11th, 2011
8:42 pm

I guess I am worried now…what a bloody shambles. Hope the Phillies will do us a solid and take care of the Cards, since we couldn’t do it ourselves.

alex

September 11th, 2011
8:44 pm

@farnsworthy, I wonder if she hits “cleanup”,(okay, that’s bad..)

frank-n-stein

September 11th, 2011
8:47 pm

Derek Lowe is the biggest joke of their pitchers. Dump his big contract for next year. Send him to neverland where Kawakami is soaking the Braves. Give that money to some of the more deserving young pitchers. He should wear a bag over his head in the dugout ,so we can believe that he doesn’t exist. But he laughing all the way to the bank. What a disgusting site!

nashvillewill

September 11th, 2011
8:51 pm

Well, if it’s not time to panic yet it’s getting close – for those of us who still care. Once again our starting pitcher AND our hitting let us down. Hudson and Lowe are now both failing to give what we need. Delgado and Teheran had the best starts during this slump, with Beachy and Minor next. I have maintained since midseason that this starting group was not as strong as appeared and wanted to give the young guys more starts. Now is the time to notice what is working and what is not. Lowe’s starts are unimpressive – send him to the bullpen immediately. Hudson’s starts are unimpressive – give him one more against lesser competition and evaluate. Give Minor, Beachy, Teheran, and Delgado the ball. It is time to see what they can do. Put Constanza back in lineup – we are a more exciting and interesting team with both him and Bourn playing. Platoon Heyward and Prado – they are both struggling at a bad time.
If we fail to make the playoffs it will be because of the mis-use of our pitching staff by Gonzales and because of the hitting failures, partly attributed to stubbornly sticking with what isn’t working. The one move I agree with is replacing Gonzo with Wilson. I would like to see this continue.

Skeezix

September 11th, 2011
8:57 pm

Man, now Huddy is struggling. What horror awaits next?
Even my wife, the eternal optimist, left and went upstairs after the 3rd inning (said she just couldn’t watch anymore).
…..and I’ve been visiting with Jack Daniels again.

nashvillewill

September 11th, 2011
8:58 pm

I see starters for the series with the Marlins are announced. Thanks. Beachy should be a winner; Minor versus Hand should be a winner, though Hand is LH; Delgado versus Nalasco could go either way as Nalasco has been tough at times. Delgado is strong, however. Braves have a chance to sweep if they can overcome the funk from this series with Cards. Also, watch out for Bonifacio and Infante at the top of their order. (I thought Infante was the MVP of last year’s team and is playing better than when we faced them before). Go Braves!

rc35

September 11th, 2011
9:00 pm

I think Hudson may have given the most alarming quote: “If Albert hits that ball a little better it’s a zero inning…”. So now we’re losing because of THEIR bad hitting? Wake up, Braves…it’s real simple. You have to score more runs than the other team. You can’t give up six unless you get seven, and right now, that’s about three games’ worth.

Largo

September 11th, 2011
9:05 pm

Hope the Braves don’t do what the 64 phillies did. Leading by 6.5 games with 12 left to play. Lost 10 straight (7 of them at home) then won the last two, losing the pennant by 1 game.

Having a 4.5 lead isn’t much when you’re playing bad baseball.

Skeezix

September 11th, 2011
9:05 pm

One more thought. Is there anyone in the whole wide world who predicted in March, or even in on June 30, that come September our #1 pitcher would be Beachy? I think our destiny really depends on the young arms now.

ExBraves Fan

September 11th, 2011
9:05 pm

A short time ago, the sorry Braves had a 9 game lead in the wild card. Now they are ahead of St. Louis by 4 in losses. How quickly can the Braves BLOW A NINE GAME LEAD????? Shades of the Phillies in the 1964 season when they blew a like 9 game lead with 10 to go and St. Louis went the Series. Braves are simply a sorry team that cannot hit. Now they cannot pitch.

Dave

September 11th, 2011
9:15 pm

Slip slidin’ away ………..

Farnsworthy

September 11th, 2011
9:21 pm

Alex: I guess she was mostly a substitute hitter for the ex-Governor of Calif.

Farnsworthy

September 11th, 2011
9:23 pm

Wasn’t the Mets choke about three years ago the worst choke of all time?

wins-by-a-link

September 11th, 2011
9:41 pm

I have always heard that its darkest right before dawn, It must be pretty close to dawn for the Braves because it sure is dark, No hitting, No pitching, Half the team in a slump, FG don’t know wheather he’s washing or hanging out, FW has pulled all the rabbits out of his hat and the wild card lead is down to 4 and a half, Looks like the whole team is just plain wore out, I don’t think they are in panic mode it just seems like they have lost their will to win.

ben

September 11th, 2011
10:00 pm

Where is the passion? Why are we satisfied with the playoffs? They never even mutter a word about a championship.

Jose Constanza

September 11th, 2011
10:02 pm

What have I done to deserve this?

I thought I was doing good.

Frank Wren

September 11th, 2011
10:02 pm

Just remember what I said a week ago. If this thing goes bust, it is all Fredi’s fault.

Derek Lowe

September 11th, 2011
10:04 pm

I pitch well in the post-season.

Keep sending those big fat paychecks!

Suckers !

Frank Wren

September 11th, 2011
10:10 pm

While I’m at it, if things go really bad, I think I’ll also blame Fredi for signing KK. I’ll tell JS that I signed KK based on Fredi telling me what a great pitcher he’d make in MLB.

DC Brave

September 11th, 2011
10:12 pm

Chipper Jones, at age 39, is going to have to single-handedly carry this team to the post season. Unless somebody freaking decides to stand up and help him. I’m looking at you McCann and Prado.

Supes

September 11th, 2011
10:21 pm

Absolutely horrible road trip…

I’ll be at the game on Tuesday supporting them…but they better figure out something quick or we’ll be sitting at home watching the CARDS in the playoffs and wondering what the frak happened with 2 weeks left in the season!

Get it together BRAVES!

Just daym!

Tom G

September 11th, 2011
10:26 pm

Our team was winning and exciting when we had Constanza in there with Bourne driving other teams crazy. Then some Braves brain-trust decided to put JasonH(who has good game every 2 weeks) back in lineup on daily basis. It is NOT WORKING dude, Jason is not helping the team win. How many games have we lost in last 2 weeks since Jason returned to lineup, 8-10?? I do not know for sure? I got news for you, the WC is slipping away,! Oh yea, I almost forgot Constanza is slumping from over .400 to .325! Isn’t that BA the teams best, knucklehead!! He also has 7-8 SB in about 30 games. Didn’t he have 40 steals in minors this year also? I don’t care if he slaps ball into ground and gets a single. He has chance to steal 2nd and maybe even 3rd! Keep the same lineup you’ve had last 10 days and the WC will be gone, mark my words on that friend!!

Nature Guy

September 11th, 2011
10:37 pm

Here’s the answer: Don’t let anyone but a rookie step onto that mound for the Braves the rest of the season. Maybe then we’ll have a chance!

Arizona Brave

September 11th, 2011
10:38 pm

Get Constanza back in there, dang it!

bostonbravo

September 11th, 2011
10:43 pm

Chipper as manager one day? I’m all for it brewskis at “Outback” before, during & after games!! We can then tip our caps tro John Daly next door at “Hooters”…seriously…sound great???!!!!

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The Sertoma Shortstop

September 11th, 2011
10:44 pm

Jason Heyward is the future face of this franchise…..not! This isn’t Willie Mays we’re talking about. C’mon Freddi….give Constanza a chance.

LuisG

September 11th, 2011
11:36 pm

Yes, Fredi, we are not playing BAD baseball. We are just missing pitches, chasing balls out of the strike zone, not working counts, not hitting with men in scoring position, not hitting behind the runner, barely hitting solo home runs (Chipper included). We are also walking and hitting opposing hitters, giving up runs early and late in games… we are also pitching Linebrink.

Fortunatelly, we are playing good defense, or at least not making lots of errors.

It’s time to right the ship.

Tom G

September 12th, 2011
12:16 am

I love Mac(my son played HS ball with him) but he needs to get back to hitting line drives and not try to be HR threat every time he comes to plate. He’s trying to do too much to carry the load!

Von Trapp

September 12th, 2011
1:04 am

Kep leading Bones Jones………….You vill vead us to das playoffs. Time to take das smile off until ve clinch.

20 out

September 12th, 2011
2:37 am

Who ordered the Cox clone? “That’s just the way it goes sometimes.”

Fire Larry Parrish

September 12th, 2011
4:57 am

I love how Chipper is actually honest and says they stunk and did nothing right . Then ol’ Fredi pops up and says, “Oh, we’re playing good baseball.”

Way to be on the same page, guys.

Preston Thompson

September 12th, 2011
7:32 am

Folks…I know I might sound like a stuck record to some of you, but when you have a manager that always looks like he’s wondering if he has any friends, that attitude bleeds over. The Braves have taken on his personality. But the big thing is when, months ago the talk was all about the wild card. I knew then the Braves were toast. How can anybody settle for second and be a winner?
And a hitting coach? Who in the world would they get? Nobody in the organization for sure.

Heb11:1

September 12th, 2011
7:53 am

Hang in there Braves. You find out about your character when things are going badly. Let’s right the ship and finish the year by sweeping the Phils.

don schell

September 12th, 2011
8:33 am

Not looking good . Still have to get past the Phillies. Not good @ all. Not nearly good enough pitching to go far anyway.

George

September 12th, 2011
8:50 am

They talk do nothing – Down down down & OUT

Lobosolo

September 12th, 2011
8:57 am

Keep going, Bravos… pay no mind (as I’m sure you’ve done all year) to the whinester cryboy armchairs on here… These blubberers think they know baseball, and right off the bat that tells you a lot… now they think that they know what goes on in the clubhouse, what Fredi says to the team, and what you put into the game by just watching on TV… they cry like a howler monkey about you being disgusting and threaten constantly to give up (only their whiney little selves won’t do us all a favor and actually LEAVE)… They have no fortitude to gut it up and ROOT for you because they need an outlet to curse their own miserable failures through… They wouldn’t know which end of a bat to swing and couldn’t hit a ball in a batting cage at 70 mph, but think they are experts on every facet of the game…

Year in and year out, these pseudo-fans cry like a baby with an assifidity around its neck and keep coming back for more, even though the don’t have the remotest bit of fortitude to stick through a whole season… Makes you wonder how such idiots actually can survive in any world, no matter how easy they want it to be for them… God help their families and co-workers… It’s got to be rough to be around a crying child 24-7…

jt

September 12th, 2011
8:59 am

This team is TOAST!!!!!

jt

September 12th, 2011
9:01 am

Lobosolo is living under a rock. Come out and look around, they are blowing the Wild Card you idiot.

ChillyMutt

September 12th, 2011
9:01 am

“We’re not. We’re not playing bad baseball.”
Seriously Fredi? 2-6 is not good baseball any way to look at it. Blowing that game Friday is not good baseball. Getting swept in two out of three series IS NOT GOOD BASEBALL.

alex

September 12th, 2011
9:04 am

I’ve got it, Lobo is FRANK WRENN OR oprah winfrey…….

rico carty

September 12th, 2011
9:08 am

no sense of urgency with this team or fire. dead men walking, uh, playing.

Lobosolo

September 12th, 2011
9:24 am

Hey, jt. I’m still pulling for them… you’re the one that has given up, asswipe… alexis, what’s your excuse? Too busy choking on your binky to join up with another team…. aren’t you tired of crying by now? don’t your wittle wungs hurt? Neither of you can make it… you’ve both given up… go on back to the sandbox or something else you can handle…

alex

September 12th, 2011
9:30 am

No question,it’s oprah…..the preoccupation with ass is the indicator, given that she has/is a big one!! Now, where’s my shovel….

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