8:08 pm April 22, 2012, by David O'Brien
April 23rd, 20124:57 pm
Oh, and by the way, the decision to pitch around the eight hitter in the second inning, was quite puzzling.
April 23rd, 20125:05 pm
Oh, and by the way, walking an eight hole hitter, who is batting .167, in the second inning, was extremely puzzling. The worse that guy could do was make the score 2-1. I know from experience something like that takes you completely out of rhythm, especially when you try to nibble with the first two and break away from your frame of mind. That move is usually designated for the 7th through 9th innings. Granted, it’s no excuse for walking the pitcher, but I’ll take my chances on getting the punching Judy out and having the pitcher lead off the third.
April 23rd, 20125:13 pm
The Braves are playing good ball, but they will have to address the shortstop position. Their two guys are a combined 5 for 60 for a .133 batting average with a total of 1 home run and 7 rbi’s between them. That’s not going to get it done in their division. And it’s not like they are Ozzie Smith on defense either.
April 23rd, 20125:22 pm
Hank57, as you can tell by my previous comments, I totally agree. Let’s face it, we haven’t really faced tough pitching yet, and when you get into playing the Phils, Nats, and even the Dodgers tonight, having two close-to-automatic outs in the lineup will expose any offense, not just our Braves.
April 23rd, 20125:41 pm
ht, I agree whole heartedly with you. Excuse my math, they are hitting .133, but they are 8 for 60. Surely the brass could come up with someone who at least makes better contact than these two. And as I said, they are average fielders at best.
April 23rd, 20126:49 pm
Freddy, first and foremost let’s try winning the game. For example, basic baseball strategy says to bunt the runners over and play small ball. Do all you can to manufacturer runs! You, like Cox which is another story, seem to play favorites and take big and unnecessary risks letting players swing away. If a major league player can’t bunt at the major league level than they need to be taught how. The chance of moving runners into scoring positon is much higher than going for the fence. Too many bad things can happen as we all have seen over the years. Like a lot of Atlanta fans, we are tiried, very tired, of seeing the manager letting players swing away and either strike out or hit into double plays resulting in killing an inning when moving the runners into scoring position is the play. Winning the game is more important than any player’s stats. Let’s play basebal and forget a player’s egol!!.
April 24th, 20121:37 am
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