Braves quotes after Saturday win against Dbacks

***DAN UGGLA

On his third-inning homer being the last run

“I really didn’t [think that would be enough]. I was hoping we were going to put more runs up, but it ended up being enough for Tommy and Jonny and Craig. They picked us up tonight.”

On the pitching carrying load tonight

“The pitching’s been great. They’ve been battling. They’ve faced some tough lineups. Houston, the Mets, everybody. These guys, they’re grinding out at-bats. It’s not a walk in the park for anybody, and the pitchers responded. They’ve been grinding right along with them.

“Tommy did a great job tonight. Three runs ended up being enough for him.”

On Braves pitchers retiring last 19 batters in order

“That’s pretty impressive. The first two innings even, he made a pretty good pitch on Kubel, who just got enough of it to get it out of the ballpark. He shut them down after that.”

On his second homer of the season, both in past four days

“It was just a matter of time before I could get the first one, then hopefully they start rolling in after that. It was big. I’ve just been battling, working every day, trying to make sure I can get my timing and be as comfortable as I can. It’s been going OK.”

On the team’s recent balanced offense

“Our [individual] numbers aren’t astronomical, but that just means everybody’s been pitching in. J-Hey’s had a great last nine games. Freddie’s been hot the last four or five. Prado’s really swinging it well. Michael Bourn has been unbelievable.

“You take away that first series against the Mets, and we’ve got some pretty good numbers, probably.”

On Dbacks’ lefty Saunders

“He didn’t make many mistakes at all. His fastball was explosive and his off-speed was working for him. We just ended up getting one more than they did.”

What did you hit out?

“Changeup.”

***TOMMY HANSON

“There were a lot of runs early, then me and [Arizona starter] Joe [Saunders] shut it down, got comfortable and started making better pitches.”

How’d you feel after giving up some early runs?

“I felt good. The balls were a little dry, so once I got a little sweat going and got a little better grip on my pitches, I settled in a little better and starting making some more quality pitches.”

On being part of trio that retired last 19 Arizona batters in a row

“It felt good coming out of the game giving the ball to Jonny and Craig. You saw how good they were tonight, and they’re always that good. So it’s comfortable, from my standpoint and the team’s standpoint, to know they’re going to go out and get the job done.”

On having three consecutive quality starts by Braves pitchers in the series

“I think we had a good game plan coming in here. Everybody came up with good plans on how to attack hitters, and we’ve been doing a good job with going out there and executing that.”

What was working well for you, which pitches?

“The last couple of games now I’ve felt good with my breaking pitches, and the last two starts my fastball command has been a lot better.”

***BRIAN McCANN

On the six straight strikeouts by Venters and Kimbrel

“Go back and look what they’ve done the last couple of years. That’s nothing new to anybody in here. When we have the lead going in the later part of the game, we feel that game’s won. And that’s a pretty cool feeling to have.”

Especially in a one-run game, not many of those this year

“Yeah, it was big because we’ve been scoring a bunch of runs and today we needed to rely on our pitching. Tommy stepped up in a huge way, Jonny came in and made all his pitches, then Craig came in and shut the door.

“It was a great team win. I can’t say enough about the good things Tommy did today.”

Was Hanson just missing a little in the first few innings?

“When you start the game off you’ve got to kind of see where the other team’s at. You don’t know exactly what their game plan is going to be. Early on they were hitting all his stuff, then he realized, you mix it up a little bit more, use his sinker a little bit more — we read what they did early and adjusted, and it turned out to be the right thing to do.”

On three consecutive quality starts

“Yeah, all three of those guys. Just keep building off each other, that’s what staffs do. I think Mike set the tone with the first game here, Beachy tried to one-up him, and then same thing tonight. Tommy wanted to follow suit. We’ve been winning, but I think when Mike took the hill two nights ago, he set a tone that he wanted all those guys to follow suit. And I think they all did.”

On winning four consecutive series, including first three games of this four-gamer

“We’ve got a good team. We’ve got a good team top to bottom. We feel really confident with the baseball we’re playing right now, and we just want to keep going and winning ballgames.”

***FREDI GONZALEZ

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen that – we punched out three in the eighth, they punched out three in the top of the ninth, then we finished the game with three [strikeouts in the ninth]. So it was a good pitching performance. Glad we’re still swinging the bats. Bourney got a couple of hits.”

“At the end of the year I think we’re going to be known for our pitching. That’s what has been the constant here in the Atlanta Braves organization. I think at the end of the year that’s what we’re going to be known for.”

Nice to win a close, more conventional game?

“No, not really. I like those seven-run leads. Better for the stomach that way. But those two guys at the end of the game were nails, and it was nice to see Tommy get us to those guys. That’s another quality start. Guys have been going deep in ballgames [lately].”

“Nineteen to end the game. That’s a good pitching performance by us.”

On winning the first three games of four-game series with Diamondbacks

“They’ve got a good club. They’re beat up right now, but you still get scared of Upton coming up and hitting the ball out of the park. Kubel there in the ninth. But it was nice to get a good pitching performance today.”

On Hanson

“I think he got better as the game went along, and McCann did a helluva job getting him through those first couple of tough innings and then settling him in.”

160 comments Add your comment

jason

April 21st, 2012
11:33 pm

jason

April 21st, 2012
11:34 pm

and I WANT MY COOKIE

Lobosolo

April 21st, 2012
11:34 pm

Keep it going, Bravos!

Nattering Nabob

April 21st, 2012
11:36 pm

Oh no, I’m number one.

Lobosolo

April 21st, 2012
11:36 pm

And, J-MAN, guess what…

Last year was last year… no matter what the Braves do from now on, last year was last year…. just a little baseball tip for you… try to enjoy the ride….

Nattering Nabob

April 21st, 2012
11:36 pm

Oh no, I wasn’t!

John

April 21st, 2012
11:38 pm

Well said Lobosolo. Chipper said it best in an interview. The young guys are more mature, and the veterans are struggling. The young guys are not pressing. Same names, but different attitude.

John

April 21st, 2012
11:39 pm

sorry I mean’t AREN’T struggling. I apologize.

adam

April 21st, 2012
11:45 pm

supa

April 21st, 2012
11:51 pm

This is fun to watch. Everyone chipping in. Total team effort.

Jack in Macon

April 21st, 2012
11:53 pm

As Slip Carey used to say, “Winnn; Win, Win, Win, Win!” This is fun. Great pitching, great hitting. Go Braves!!!!

Greg

April 21st, 2012
11:57 pm

Great win. I’m wondering if JJ will be the 5th starter when Tim comes back

John

April 22nd, 2012
12:03 am

Greg, time will tell. At this point in the season who the 5th starter is isn’t important. It is who is the 6th starter?

BrianSC

April 22nd, 2012
12:05 am

Go Braves!!! Keep it up! Great job!

Mister Frisky

April 22nd, 2012
12:17 am

Standing pat looking pretty damn good right now.Get the sweep tomorrow boys.

Who Me?

April 22nd, 2012
12:25 am

Delgado vs Kennedy tomorrow afternoon. I like our chances. Oh – and it’s nice to see all those BA’s above the Mendoza line for a change.

Brave New World

April 22nd, 2012
12:48 am

Braves Win! Braves Win! Braves Win!

reckingball

April 22nd, 2012
1:32 am

And the Braves Juggernaut keeps rolling!
go bravos!

RHR

April 22nd, 2012
2:03 am

“The pitching’s been great. They’ve been battling. They’ve faced some tough lineups. Houston, the Mets

I can’t tell if serious or hilarious. :lol:

Either way…I agree! This is so much better than 0-4!

blueridge

April 22nd, 2012
2:11 am

reckingball

April 22nd, 2012
2:27 am

DOB you did a dam good job on these quotes, thanks.

J-MAN

April 22nd, 2012
3:35 am

@lobosolo I’m glad you thought enough of me to give me this tip I didnt know last year was last year wow. You say that 5 is greater than 4 OMG. The sky is blue …..amazing.

I’m enjoying the ride I enjoyed the ride last year until August 26.
And what I have figured out from this season is we are not that bad as 0-4 would let us believe but we aint as good as winning 10 out of 11 would lead us to believe. There are still flaws on this team Pastornicky, Wilson Jurrjens and Durbin. Now with free agents, waiver players, guys coming off the DL, trades, and September Call ups hopefully we can address the flaws. But I will say this winning in April is great but we won in April last year, Fredi has to show that he can do it in September, Fredi still has something to prove, now that isnt necessarily a bad thing maybe he and the team can use last years collapse as motivation and maybe their pride will force them to play harder……….but we wont know until September

MikeY

April 22nd, 2012
6:42 am

Still I wonder why Ross did not start vs the lefty today. Fredi will probably start Ross vs a righty today (day game after a night game), and I see the need to rest McCann. But seems like he could work the match-ups.

Ralph

April 22nd, 2012
7:50 am

MikeY

Agree 100%, WOW, a tripple play and a perfect game already and Braves looking great, going to be a fantastic baseball season.

PS – But i’m still going to get negative whenever I see something that needs addressing.

hmmmm

April 22nd, 2012
8:05 am

Glad to see the turnaround, with the lead, the bullpen looks as good as advertised. If we could just get JJ to get on track, It would be great. Hope he has a better start in his next outing. If he can keep his pitch count down early, then we could see something really special here. Hope they go and get another series win in LA. GO BRAVES!!!!

David O'Brien

April 22nd, 2012
9:42 am

The lower number of comments on the blog while the Braves are on a winning streak isn’t such a bad thing when you consider that it is almost totally negative idiots that quit posting.keylargo

Understatement of the day.

It’s a pleasure having the lower number of comments when it means the ones that are here are so much more entertaining, interesting, humorous, informed and simply better than the majority of vitriol-laced garbage we see here during a particularly bad loss or losing streak.

Lobosolo

April 22nd, 2012
10:03 am

Hahahaa… J-MAN thinking I’m telling him the obvious… LOL! Still waiting for you, Ralph, and other armchairs et al to really see the obvious, but that ain’t gonna happen… you must have a good pair of sneakers to jump on and off the bandwagon like y’all do… “We’[[” have to get you to change your moniker to Skipper, concerned genius that you are…. Get back to your two-week old statistics that you derive your opinions from… Really love that comment from yesterday about Pastornicky, about how you’d give him about two more weeks to right his ship… what a BUFFOON-O!!! LOL! Which trade have you conjured up in your steely mind today that you think could happen just because you want it to? How’s the leadership of men going on in your REAL personal life… setting the world on fire yet?

Going for the sweep! Keep it up, Brav-a-lav-os!!!

Blindog

April 22nd, 2012
10:10 am

Dave is Chipper stll upset with you or have ya’ll moved on?

henry tn

April 22nd, 2012
10:12 am

we are going to have more games like this one than the first two we will be lucky to win tonight with the ace kennedy going hang in there bravoes….

Lobosolo

April 22nd, 2012
10:12 am

Almost forgot, Va-J-J-MAN, you just gotta get over last year, man, it’s still in your posts, all of ‘em… it’s GONE!!! Fredi certainly has nothing to prove to you… wasn’t him racked with injuries or in a horrid (but in the majors, not unusual) slump at the end of the year… Reactionary, bandwagon leapin’, baseball “fan”… You remind me of that En Vogue song… ♫ “No, You’re never gonna get it”..♫

Hey, hey, Reckingball!!! Juggernauttin’!!!

reckingball

April 22nd, 2012
10:26 am

J-MAN @3:35……….”but we won in April last year,”….
Actually, the Braves did not have a winning record in April 2011 they were 12-15 for the month.

They lost the WildCard in April 2011, if you don’t believe me, ask phil, he’ll tell you, in fact he will tell you as many times as you would like to be hear it. He will keep telling you, long after you are tired of hearing it.
phil, where are you at man? Come tell this man how April counts just as much as September. And don’t forget to let him know how you called it last April. I kid, I kid.
If the Braves can scratch out 2 more wins this month, they will have a winning record for April.
p.s. The Braves had a losing record in April 2010 also.
go braves!

BravesfaninWis

April 22nd, 2012
10:34 am

Didn’t think 3 runs were going to be enough to win last night the way that it started, but luckily it was. Hanson was good last night, I will give him that, but I still like the Braves chances better when its Minor, Beachy, or Delgado pitching, which is something I never thought I would say.

I have gotten spoiled with how the Braves have been playing lately, so it was nice to see that they could still win with only scoring 3 runs. Dominant performance by the back of the bullpen, great job boys.

reckingball

April 22nd, 2012
10:37 am

So going on that logic, if the Braves do win 2 more games this month, they will finish April with a 12-11 winning record, and will at least, clinch, one of the WildCard spots.
Sounds logical to me. I like it, I like it a lot.

me

April 22nd, 2012
10:50 am

Good morning Guys. Lets keep this streak alive. Go Braves

reckingball

April 22nd, 2012
10:56 am

That was an awesome pitching performance last night.
Hanson got his groove going, and shut the Dbacks down completely, and the way KimVent came in blitzed those last 6 batters was a thing of beauty.
Also, Uggla’s HR sealed the deal and he deserves some praise(because he sure doesn’t get much of it, from most of the commenters on these blogs, they can’t call that one a “meaningless” HR).
Great game, but after all of those gut wrenching 1 run and extra inning games in 2011, I have to agree with Fredi G., I kind of like the 7,8,or9 run blowout wins a little better, for a little while anyways.

bill

April 22nd, 2012
11:02 am

pass the vitriol another great DOB article. The Braves are redeeming my faith in being a baseball fan. We are planning atrip to Dc to see the Braves shortly.

Robert ( chi-town)

April 22nd, 2012
11:58 am

With Hudson almost ready to return, and the rookie pitching prospect looking better at triple A, would sure love to seen Wren move JJ and a mid-level prospect for Nunez from the Yankees!

reckingball

April 22nd, 2012
12:42 pm

All quiet on the western front.

BravesFanLostInOhio

April 22nd, 2012
12:55 pm

I really- REALLY like that we are going after hitters and not walking so many batters. Our pitchers have good stuff, and it is nice to see them pitch their game with confidence.

J-MAN

April 22nd, 2012
1:25 pm

To lobosolo what gives you the authourity to say who is a Bandwagon fan or not…….Get over yourself, Now I have admitted I was wrong about the Braves being an awful team after that 0-4 start ok, I’m a guy that will admit when he is wrong, in fact I’m glad I was wrong, but the truth is I have the right to feel the way I do because LAST YEAR DID HAPPEN. But because I ask questions and not just simplely say GOOOOO BRAVES in all my posts doesnt make you more of a Braves fan than me or anyone else and I’m not saying I’m more a fan than anyone else as well. But I have said I’m gonna have doubt until we make the playoffs, that doesnt mean I’m not a fan, I’m a fan that has been hurt more times than not, remember 91, 92, 96….worst of all IMO, 97,98,99,00,01,02,03,04,05, 08,09, 10, and 2011. So Im in my rights to have doubts. But if you dont like my opinion oh well. But unlike all the other people that were blowing up on here 2 weeks ago mad and angry…….I’m still here and posting and I was wrong ok well I can admit it like a man. But just because I have doubts DOES NOTmake you more of a fan than me.

crankitup

April 22nd, 2012
1:28 pm

@12:42 & @10:03 beware
The man Comes Around

reckingball

April 22nd, 2012
1:38 pm

@1:28pm……whaaat???

Tampa Gator

April 22nd, 2012
1:44 pm

How about those BRAVES! Looking good for all you negative posting Braves fans after the first three game of the year….when you wanted to fire the manager and kick everyone off the team. This Braves fan since 1966 says either jump on board or go cheer for the KC Royals…the real losers at the moment.

dawg52

April 22nd, 2012
1:45 pm

guess its time to order the 20 game pack…….

Tampa Gator

April 22nd, 2012
1:47 pm

@Robert……

The Yankees are not going to trade Nunez for JJ and a mid level prospect…..you are living in a dream world……but I know the Yankee fans are sure glad you aren’t not the Yankees GM. The Yanks real GM might trade Nunez straight up for Delgado….but I doubt it.

me

April 22nd, 2012
1:48 pm

J-MAN Arent we all brave fans. If were not, then why are we posting on here. Relax buddy, its OK

Tampa Gator

April 22nd, 2012
1:54 pm

I could not watch the game last night……and have been watching the sports channels to see the six gun downs by Venters and Kimbrel at the end of the game. But…..surprise…..all I see on ESPN and MLBTV is the perfect game ending (which was not a perfect ending)…..which, of course, is shown only after 10 minutes of Yankees/Red Sox hightlights and commentary. They barely mention the blow away performances of Venters and Kimbrel last night. This….after perhaps the worst pitched game in MLB history by both the Yankees and the Sox….horrible baseball….vs. the real baseball game played in AZ last night. But what else could we expect from the national sports media….where only the NY and Boston ratings matter.

me

April 22nd, 2012
2:03 pm

You are correct Tampa Gator, Guess what the Sunday nite game is?

schmidt08

April 22nd, 2012
2:05 pm

I agree with the fact that it will be hard to move him via trade. could use him in the bullpen if he cant get it together. Still, with Hudson getting ready to return, might pull him in the bullpen to see if he can turn it around, but I dont think that there is a GM that would take him for anyone of value right now.

me

April 22nd, 2012
2:07 pm

Relax Guys, JJ will get it together and will be fine. Be patient.

schmidt08

April 22nd, 2012
2:11 pm

I hope that JJ can get his pitch count down in the early innings. His last start, he had to throw a ton of pitches before the 5th. After a good first inning, he had a hard time. I am a JJ fan and hope he gets it together, but who do you take out of the rotation after Hudson returns, Delgado? I wouldnt do that.

me

April 22nd, 2012
2:19 pm

If you are going to the playoffs, You dont want a rookie on the mound. You need the experience in tight situations.

schmidt08

April 22nd, 2012
2:26 pm

I think that he will turn it around, so hopefully we dont have to worry about that. I hope that they dont trade Delgado, he has a bright future. I am pulling for JJ. And also am hoping that the good hitting continues against the Dodgers, who are playing pretty well. GO BRAVES. WIN ANOTHER SERIES!

me

April 22nd, 2012
2:28 pm

I am totally on your bandwagon. Go Braves

jim

April 22nd, 2012
2:32 pm

Don’t want a rookie on the mound in playoffs?
Tell that to Madison Bumgartner or McGee or many others. (whitey Ford in 1951 comes to mind immediately) If the guy has good stuff and good makeup, I don’t care how long he has been in the league.

schmidt08

April 22nd, 2012
2:35 pm

Being Away from the USA is hard because I havent got to see the Braves live this year. I cant wait to get home and see them. I will admit that it was hard to look at the record early, but they have it going and give credit to the organization not to panic at all during the offseason. I think now people are starting to see why they kept this group together. For every Braves fan who gets the pleasure of watching this team either in the stands or on TV on a regular basis, I envy you… Hope we keep it going.

jim

April 22nd, 2012
2:37 pm

Let’s hope Delgado continues to cause us to lobby for his retention today. He has another tough mound opponent, but prevailed over Santana last time.

Why no Heyward today?

me

April 22nd, 2012
2:37 pm

When chips are down, I still want JJ on the mound. Delgado still needs more fine tuning. He cant go many inninngs because he throws too many pitches. HE needs to find the plate

Felix

April 22nd, 2012
2:40 pm

Man, the last two weeks have been great. Just great! This is our Braves right? Is it the same bunch from last year who struggled to score three runs per game? Who also struggled in ST?
Pinch me, wake me up, I must be dreaming.

Felix

April 22nd, 2012
2:41 pm

I think Delgado has earned a place in the starting rotation. J.J. is not right–they need to move him to the bullpen and fix him.

schmidt08

April 22nd, 2012
2:41 pm

I just think that keeping Delgado in the rotation when Hudson comes back makes sense, since JJ has struggled early this year. Hope he can pull it together, he had a great first half last year. I hope to see that JJ again. Will certainly be a test for Delgado against Kennedy. Hoping for a sweep today, I just have to keep checking on the score. Enjoy being able to watch Braves Fans…….

schmidt08

April 22nd, 2012
2:45 pm

JJ Hasn’t been going many innings either, I hope he can get there, but you have to get your young arms a chance, If you go with JJ, Delgado becomes a part of trade rumors. His stock is probably high right now, but dont want to see him go via trade. To much potential.

me

April 22nd, 2012
2:47 pm

Where are you schmidt08?

schmidt08

April 22nd, 2012
2:48 pm

Simplicio

April 22nd, 2012
2:51 pm

Braves only scored three runs last night. I predict they go on a long losing streak unless they get back to manufacturing runs by playing ABC baseball. Anybody know how long it will be until we get Constanza back on the big league roster? I think the Braves are really missing his bat off the bench!

me

April 22nd, 2012
2:54 pm

Thank you for serving your country.

schmidt08

April 22nd, 2012
2:55 pm

From what I see to this point, and I hope that it continues, If we get the lead by the 7th inning, we win. Credit to the bullpen for that, but cant have the pen get over-worked down the stretch. And I saw that Constanza went down, what was the reason for that?

schmidt08

April 22nd, 2012
2:59 pm

I try to keep up with things on this blog and AJC. Thanks DOB AND AJC. great coverage and to all who blog on this, good thoughts or bad, you give me great reading. Just hope we keep it going into late October…

me

April 22nd, 2012
3:01 pm

Constanza went down to make room for Francisco. Where is home?

jim

April 22nd, 2012
3:02 pm

Constanza went down because he had no role on he team. He was not going to start in the OF and was not a big bat off the bench. He did not have a good ST and did not start the season very well before Chipper came back. He is a role player with no real role to play.

schmidt08

April 22nd, 2012
3:03 pm

schmidt08

April 22nd, 2012
3:06 pm

The Francisco Deal might turn out to be a good one, I just thought that he went down in the last few days, so I was wondering that myself. Still, he played well when Heyward was struggling a little last year, right?

Simplicio

April 22nd, 2012
3:09 pm

@Jim. But Constanza is fast! I bet he can outrun Hinske, Diaz, AND Francisco! What more does one need to know?!

jim

April 22nd, 2012
3:09 pm

3 runs in a game is probably the median possibly the mode for most teams. The average is higher because a team can score many more than three runs in a game, but no fewer than 0. The number of 7 plus run games a team plays in a year exceeds the number of 0-1 run games skewing the average above the median.

jim

April 22nd, 2012
3:10 pm

What more does one need to know? He can’t steal first base!

me

April 22nd, 2012
3:13 pm

Beautiful Colorado, Been there it is nice. I live in what I conslder the most beautiful city in the world. It is gorgeous San Francisco. I live 2 miles from beach.

Simplicio

April 22nd, 2012
3:15 pm

@Jim. But if he’s fast, then that means he’s great at defense too! Don’t you think defense is important?

schmidt08

April 22nd, 2012
3:16 pm

With a strong showing today, Delgado should be the #5 starter, or at least I hope he will. JJ can still be a value to the bullpen if he cant pull it together.

schmidt08

April 22nd, 2012
3:23 pm

to live that close to the beach must be nice….I try to catch the braves every year when they come to Denver. That is the only chance I get to see them live……

me

April 22nd, 2012
3:26 pm

Well take care of yourself schmidt08, Be careful over there. I am going to bid you a goodbye for now. Its Game time. Go Braves.

schmidt08

April 22nd, 2012
3:27 pm

I am sure I will hear from you. Ill try to track the game here. Hoping for a sweep of Arizona……

mikega1965

April 22nd, 2012
3:42 pm

Fire Freddy already not playing Heyward against right handed pitching is totally stupid why give up on a game this early in the season!!!!!!!!!!! Thay all count what an A##s.

jim

April 22nd, 2012
3:52 pm

It seems like Heyward is being treated like a spare tire — batting so low in the order and now not starting for a second time this season that is only 15 games old. Is there a reason he is not starting– slight injury, numbers for Hinske and Heyward against Kennedy?

Ralph

April 22nd, 2012
3:59 pm

Fruti found his dart board to help him make the line-up.

anonymous

April 22nd, 2012
4:03 pm

reckingball

Bet you agree with this line-up!

RedFox

April 22nd, 2012
4:10 pm

Freddy is really pissing me off with Pastor. He’s not going to get better on the bench, especially w/ it being Jack Wilson we’re playing.

Wee Willie Keeler

April 22nd, 2012
4:19 pm

Someone please pull DOB out of the bar…his blog is late again.

count_schemula

April 22nd, 2012
4:20 pm

Isn’t a hitter’s park a decent place to play a slumping hitter? Or… sit Pastornicky, whatev.

count_schemula

April 22nd, 2012
4:27 pm

Where are we blogging today? This website is a hot mess.

hiway 61

April 22nd, 2012
4:29 pm

Schmidt08~~Thanks Man for your service~~Men like you that make this Country great. Glad you a Braves fan also.

hiway 61

April 22nd, 2012
4:33 pm

Sunday line-up always has couple subs playing. Just don’t understand~why Sunday games?

count_schemula

April 22nd, 2012
4:33 pm

Francisco loves to swing, saw 7 pitches, but, soon pitchers will adjust and start eating him up on the 1-2 and 0-2 counts.

Still a 370 foot drive off the front foot is pretty cool.

Ralph

April 22nd, 2012
4:37 pm

I wonder what Cal Ripkin would think about resting players every 4 or 5 days?

Ralph

April 22nd, 2012
4:46 pm

Looks like Delgado just bought himself a bus ticket.

Virginia Brave Fan

April 22nd, 2012
4:47 pm

Wish there was a way to tag Fredi with the earned runs in the 2nd. That IBB was pure stupidity.

Virginia Brave Fan

April 22nd, 2012
4:48 pm

DOB, please ask him why he would do that. The batter was hitting .167 and Delgado was grooving. Not surprising that he could find the zone after being asked to throw out of it.

J-MAN

April 22nd, 2012
4:48 pm

Galileo

April 22nd, 2012
4:50 pm

Gotta love Fredi and his intentional walks. Not.

hiway 61

April 22nd, 2012
4:51 pm

J-man..love u man but Game not over…bet on it!

A guy in Lawrenceville

April 22nd, 2012
4:55 pm

How high does your ERA have to be to get sent down if your GM is in love with you?
Where is Kris Medlin? I just don’t get it.

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