Braves quotes after Sunday loss to Dbacks

FREDI GONZALEZ

On Delgado’s four-pitch bases-loaded walk to opposing pitcher Kennedy

“That’s a young pitcher, a young pitcher that needs to mature and get in those situations and don’t let the innings get away from him.”

“We get two outs, 0-2 on Kubel [who singled on next pitch, first baserunner in inning]. He walks [pitcher Kennedy later in the inning], whether it was lack of concentration or something. And the next thing you know we’re starting down at a grand slam. To me, that was the decision.”

Did you think any of the pitches were close on Kennedy?

“No. Talking to Mac, he said he missed by a lot. I haven’t seen the replay.”

“You know, it’s just a young pitcher. You see it with everybody. You see it with Beachy last year. You see it with Minor. Two quick outs and they think the inning’s over, then all of a sudden the inning’s over.”

On intentionally walking McDonald with first open after getting behind in count 2-0 (loaded bases for Kennedy)

“It’s a situation where we’re not trying to give McDonald anything to hit. It’s early in the game, we’ve got a 1-nothing lead, but you don’t want him to throw a breaking ball in the dirt – which happened almost – and let it get away. So take it out of Delgado’s hands, put it in my hands, and let him face Kennedy. Which, that didn’t happen either.”

On Bourn being called out at 2nd in the fifth inning (no argument from dugout)

“I couldn’t tell from my angle really, I’m about 300 feet from him in these dugouts. I asked Bourny and he really couldn’t tell you [if he was safe] either. So, could’ve, would’ve, should’ve. That might have changed the game. But again, I thought we hit some balls hard at people with some chances to score some runs, and they turned a double play.”

“I thought we had a chance to do some damage with Mac, [with runners at] first and third [in the third inning]. Double play. And Chipper hit a ball sharp to the shortstop [in the seventh inning] and they turned two.”

Does player’s reaction in that situation (Bourn) affect how you react, whether you argue?

“Yeah, because I can’t really see what’s going on. I get blocked from his slide. I couldn’t tell, I thought it was going to be close. You kind of go on the reaction of the player a little bit. I still don’t think I’ve seen a manager go out there and get [a call] overturned. That hasn’t happened yet.”

***RANDALL DELGADO

On walking the pitcher Kennedy with bases loaded on four pitches in 2nd inning

“I was trying to be perfect. That was a big mistake. But what can I do? Just forget it and keep trying.”

On the 1-0 pitch to Parra that he hit for a grand slam after Kennedy walk

“I was trying to be down in the zone, but I made a mistake and left a ball up. And that happened.”

Tough way to give up five runs

“Yes. Just thinking of how I worked the pitcher … I shouldn’t do that. I was trying to be perfect.”

On settling down and and not giving up any more runs after that slam

“I just kept working and trying to be competitive.”

On the Kubel hit that started the second-inning trouble, on 0-2 pitch

“I was trying to stay away from the middle, but …”

***DAN UGGLA

On Kennedy’s performance

“He did what he had to do to win. We hit some balls hard but didn’t find the holes. We had some opportunities. But he did a good job mixing it up and hitting his spots, keeping us off balance.”

On Delgado

“I thought Randall showed everybody a lot today, about his mental makeup. He had a few mistakes that one inning and that was it, that was all they got. He really came out and bounced back and battled and gave us a chance to come back and win that ballgame.”

He could’ve easily folded after that grand slam?

“It’s very easy to fold after an inning like that. And he didn’t. He kept his composure and he battled, and really, really showed some mental toughness.”

On missing a  sweep but winning three out of four

“This is a good start to our road trip. It’s really hard to beat a team four times in a row. They swung the bats well, pitched well and played good defense.”

107 comments Add your comment

Virginia Brave Fan

April 22nd, 2012
8:11 pm

I still maintain walking the 8 hitter was a poor decision.

Jimmy

April 22nd, 2012
8:13 pm

McDonald has a career sub 600 OPS…. why don’t you go after that? So incredibly stupid

McFann :Ô: :Ô:

April 22nd, 2012
8:13 pm

Thanks, DOB! Guys weren’t very talkative today, were they? :)

me

April 22nd, 2012
8:15 pm

Virginia Brave Fan, How stupid was it for the school yard pitcher to walk thePITCHER?

bruce

April 22nd, 2012
8:17 pm

good series!!! keep it rolling. thanks dave, appreciate the quotes mucho

Jimmy

April 22nd, 2012
8:20 pm

It can be idiotic decision and poor execution afterwards. It is not a exclusive deal. Should be very clear Fredi is a moron at basic baseball strategy.

ATLRedMan

April 22nd, 2012
8:23 pm

Hey Randall, go back and talk to your companero about trying to be perfect and throw strikeouts. It doesn’t work.
Naysayers going to say anything about Francisco?
Great series boys! Keep it up.

jim

April 22nd, 2012
8:25 pm

Is there anything wrong with EOF? He hasn’t pitched in a week and not even up for the 7th inning today.

Retired 6 years too late

April 22nd, 2012
8:29 pm

Why was weak hitting Jack Wilson batting after Bourne had cut the lead to two runs. Bobby Lite let the weak hitting bat with two out, trailing by 2 and he weakly grounded out to end the game. Why was Jck Wilson in the game to begin with? Why is he on this TEAM?

Jason

April 22nd, 2012
8:29 pm

It was also a terrible decision to bring in Durbin with runners on in the 6th with Medlen warmed up in the pen. That one worked out, but doesn’t mean it was a good decision.

It’s easy to second guess and I’m happy with how the team is playing. But his reasoning worries me for the future. Fredi didn’t want to give McDonald anything to hit? He is one of the worst hitters in baseball. If you’re worried about your pitcher, why put him in a position where a walk gives up a run? It’s also only the second inning. No reason to overmanage in that spot.

jim

April 22nd, 2012
8:30 pm

It was only the 2nd inning and the team has been swinging the bat well. Go after the weak 8 hitter. Bases loaded is extra pressure even if it is only the pitcher hitting (who’s probably about as good a hitter as the guy they walked.)

jim

April 22nd, 2012
8:39 pm

Fredi had a bad day — starting with making up the lineup card. All managers will have them occasionally. The comments about not arguing the play at 2nd were curious. Of course you are not going to get the call overturned, but you put it in the mind of the ump that maybe he owes you one next time, and you stick up for your player (who was questioning the call when it was made.) Bobby would have been out there as fast as his artificial knee could take him. I’m not a fire Fredi poster who tries to turn every situation into a Fredi bonehead call, but let’s just say he had a bad day today.

Larry

April 22nd, 2012
8:42 pm

“Did you think any of the pitches were close on Kennedy? ‘No. Talking to Mac, he said he missed by a lot.’”

Then a good follow-up question was in order: Having just walked the bases loaded, and now facing the pitcher, and with Delgado missing on each ball so badly, why did Brain McCann neither on his won, nor by your instruction, go visit his young pitcher after ball one, or ball two, or ball three, to settle him down?

He just sat there…Ross wouldn’t have!

Larry

April 22nd, 2012
8:43 pm

jim

April 22nd, 2012
8:43 pm

DOB,
Did you ask Delgado what he may have been thinking when that Kubel line drive passed just underneath the place where his pant legs join?

Fred Macmurray

April 22nd, 2012
8:44 pm

Tipping my cap tonight,, its ok though,, been a few days and my cap tipper is well rested.

jim

April 22nd, 2012
8:50 pm

Fredi seemed to putting a lot of blame on Delgado to divert criticism of his decision to pitch around MacDonald. The only hits he gave up all game came in that inning (and he was seriously squeezed on the walk to Goldsmuth in the 6th) I can’t understand the bloggers posting to get him on the bus to AAA based on what he has done so far this year.

Tweet

April 22nd, 2012
8:54 pm

Intential walk was the right call on a 2-0 count…anyone who doesnt know this doesnt know this…period.

We took three outta four, quit yer bitchin, whiny southerners

Mister Frisky

April 22nd, 2012
9:04 pm

10! Hits 4 runs in a loss I can deal with.Good start on this roadie.The key is JJ tomorrow.if he gets lit up again I believe he needs to go to the pen for long relief.Can’t afford to have a starter like Lowe last year who gave the team zero chance to win,especially considering we haven’t seen any big time starting pitching yet.

Kat

April 22nd, 2012
9:11 pm

The call may not be overturned but It’s about defending your players Fredi.. hmmm. Interesting quote.

robbcandy

April 22nd, 2012
9:23 pm

great start to the road trip….i think any east coast team would take 3 out of 4 in arizona and though it would have been nice to get the sweep, i agree with mister frisky that 10 hits and 4 runs is a loss i can deal with given their offensive struggles last season. as well, i am surely one of freddie’s biggest detractors, but can everyone here really say that intentionally walking the 8 hitter on a 2-0 count is a bad move to get to the pitcher?? statistically it was the right move, delgado got too cute with his pitches then got burned.

jim

April 22nd, 2012
9:26 pm

“Chipper did not look good limping in the clubhouse after the game”
But Francisco looked pretty good circling the bases in the 9th inning. It would be nice to have Chipper’s right-handed bat against the 2 lefties coming up, but we haven’t lost much, if anything, when he has been out of the lineup.

BravesfaninWis

April 22nd, 2012
9:30 pm

Not going to say 1 bad thing about the Braves after this loss. For starters, they have been playing great baseball lately and have been on a great winning streak before this loss. Secondly, they had double digit hits in this game and out hit Arizona who had 1 lucky inning off a young rookie to win their only game of the series.

Delgado showed a lot today after making those 2 mistakes, one walking the opposing pitcher to walk in a run, and the grand slam to Parra. The Braves were in this game despite that 1 bad inning and could have won the game had it not been for some tough breaks that didn’t go in their favor.

Go out and get the Dodgers tomorrow. If you can take it to that team, we will know that the Braves are for real. Go Braves.

gotigers72

April 22nd, 2012
9:34 pm

Mister Frisky has it right when comparing JJ to the 2011 Lowe. They CAN NOT have a starter go out there every fifth day and pitch as Lowe did last year. Afraid that Fredi will though. He did last year.

Hey Mister Frisky, an off the topic question. Is your user name named after a certain part of your anatomy? ‘Cause that is what my wife calls a certain part of my anatomy…at times. You know, “Oh, I see Mister Frisky is awake!” Just sayin’.

Knowsworts

April 22nd, 2012
9:36 pm

Fredi was a dork for not getting on the ump at second base. Bad call. Delgado to relief, J.J. too. Start Medlen.

GoBravos124

April 22nd, 2012
10:09 pm

On Bourn being called out at 2nd in the fifth inning (no argument from dugout)

“I couldn’t tell from my angle really, I’m about 300 feet from him in these dugouts. I asked Bourny and he really couldn’t tell you [if he was safe] either. So, could’ve, would’ve, should’ve. That might have changed the game. But again, I thought we hit some balls hard at people with some chances to score some runs, and they turned a double play.”
Does player’s reaction in that situation (Bourn) affect how you react, whether you argue?

“Yeah, because I can’t really see what’s going on. I get blocked from his slide. I couldn’t tell, I thought it was going to be close. You kind of go on the reaction of the player a little bit. I still don’t think I’ve seen a manager go out there and get [a call] overturned. That hasn’t happened yet.”

But it’s letting your team know you have their back and the ump know they owe you DUMMY!

Cleanuphitter16

April 22nd, 2012
10:37 pm

If Fredi hasn’t learned by now to stick up for his players he never will. It’s not about getting a call changed, it’s about getting off your a** and standing up for your side. Fredi is a non-confrontational man who is scared of standing up for his players no matter how bad the call. That is a crying shame. His wife has probably felt the same way over the years when he didn’t stand his ground in a bar… and I say that because I’m the same way, my wife has felt that, and I learned from it… BIG TIME. Fredi has yet to learn that life lesson. I hope he does, eventually, not just for our sake as fans, but for his sake as a man.

jonathan Simeone

April 22nd, 2012
10:48 pm

I really hate walking the number eight hitter; especially when he’s as bad a hitter as McDonald is. When your team is hitting well walking guys who can’t hit simply doesn’t make sense.

AdirondackDave

April 22nd, 2012
11:16 pm

Not sure I understand the Fredi bashing. I don’t think he made the right call on the 8 hitter either but expecting perfection out of anybody is just unfair and unrealistic. Had it been Hudson or any successful vet pitcher on the mound it would have been the right call probably. But with a young inexperienced guy the odds for something going wrong are just too high. Thanks for the quotes, David.

Largo

April 22nd, 2012
11:19 pm

I have watched closely over the years at second base umpires and their decisions when it’s a CLOSE play at second. The replays show they are wrong approximately forty percent of the time.

Cap: Where's My Tip

April 22nd, 2012
11:27 pm

“a young pitcher that needs to mature and get in those situations”

… “that’s why once Huddy gets back we’ll send him down and hopefully he can work on that”

See RD? That’s all it takes between staying and working out of the pen or getting sent down to the minors .. that 1 pitch which led to the grand slam

hiway 61

April 22nd, 2012
11:27 pm

agree with Bravos123..on Fredi doing nothing to back his players. Then giving DA reply to question about ump not over-turning call.
Thanks DOB for asking.

fredi

April 22nd, 2012
11:37 pm

Oh, I couldn’t see the play with Bourny..lol

Mister Frisky

April 22nd, 2012
11:53 pm

@gotigers72,Dude that very funny.Actually the name is after my favorite racehorse.I’m starting to get to the age where little frisky needs some assistance,or maybe a younger hotter wife.

Don

April 23rd, 2012
12:33 am

Ok – Mr. Managerial Guru, I agree 100% with the walk to get to the pitcher, but why in this world did either you or Roger give off your lazy butts and go to the mound for a quick chat when he through the FIRST ball to Kennedy. That one is entirely on your shoulders, at least have Mac go out and try to calm things down. But instead you sit on your butt watching the guy go up in smoke on the pitcher and what did you do then?? Again, everyone sits on their butts even after the first ball to the next batter is thrown. I just do not get it, was their great food being served in the dugout or what?? You set him up to fail and guess what, he did.

lobosolo

April 23rd, 2012
12:42 am

@ hiway 61, cap:wheres my tip, cleanup hitter 16, and J-Woman. You know nothing about baseball and Fredi knows more than all of you combined. All you people are is a bunch of arm-chair bloggers. YOU PEOPLE ARE STUPID AND FREDI IS SMARTER THAN YOU. We just didnt win today but now that we loss a game all of you come in here bashing the braves you aint REAL FANS. You people aint nothin but ARMCHAIR BLOGGERS. But I’m the only real fan here and Fredi is the best manager there is………you will see. But Va JJ MAN you are the dumbest 1 of all, all you do is bash Fredi and JJ but they are good and know more than you, why dont you tell us how we need to send REV down because he is hitting .154 he will gey better Fredi knows what he is doin. Why dont you make another trade or savior of the Braves. Your not a real fan and I am so jump of the bandwagon and jump off a bridge and rot in hell you IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lyle

April 23rd, 2012
12:47 am

@lobosolo did someone forget their prozac today???

J-MAN

April 23rd, 2012
12:50 am

Lobosolo all you do is have lame insults and you never present facts, so get over yourself and get back to me when you can persent a decent argument. How about you present a decent presentation and debate me instead of throwing out lame insults.

J-MAN

April 23rd, 2012
12:56 am

I have my opinion and sometimes it is wrong…..I human afterall, but if you think I’m wrong then show a reason as to why instead of calling me dumb or stupid. I think Fredi is a bland manager that has no fire or passon, and he sticks to pitchers that are not performing(Derek Lowe 2011 and in the final game of the season, Jair Jurrjens so far this year). I also question as to wreather Pastornicky can hit major league pitching. .151 avg afterall, I also think Teheran should have a chance to start over Jurrjens. Teheran has a 2.14 ERA in AAA and Jurrjens has an 8.10 ERA this year, and since last year after the all-star break he posted a 5.88 ERA. If you want to debate me on any of these topics the lets debate then instead of you yelling out lame insults.

B_F 52

April 23rd, 2012
1:01 am

Thats a terrible thing to say to another human being and burn in h^^^l would make more sense

Billy

April 23rd, 2012
1:01 am

Wheres all the dumbasses at that said jair should go down to triple A instead of delgado… fkin morons

J-MAN

April 23rd, 2012
1:03 am

I’m gonna say Jair and Delgado need to go down and let Huddy and Teheran have a shot

J-MAN

April 23rd, 2012
1:06 am

Huddy is looking great in Rehab starts and Teheran is pitching with a 2.14 ERA.
Where Jurrjens has an 8.10 ERA and Delgado has a 5.74 ERA in the majors

J-MAN

April 23rd, 2012
1:08 am

If I was the GM or Manager I would send Delgado down and put JJ on the DL because I dont think his knee is healthy yet

Billy

April 23rd, 2012
1:12 am

If i was the gm or manager i would pay someone to charge the mound and break roy halladays leg

J-MAN

April 23rd, 2012
1:14 am

HAHA that would be funny…..not right but funny Billy. But the Phillies have nearly a whole team on the DL so who knows

Billy

April 23rd, 2012
1:17 am

whos yo team

Casey Anthony

April 23rd, 2012
1:21 am

J-MAN

April 23rd, 2012
1:22 am

Well Im on a Braves blog so my team is the Braves. But I dont have faith in the manager but hopefully im wrong

reckingball

April 23rd, 2012
1:23 am

Juggernaut hit a rough patch in the road, but it is still rolling.
go braves

J-MAN

April 23rd, 2012
1:25 am

Casey Anthony Amoerica’s hottest baby killer………..Seriously did you know Vivid video has reportedly tried to sign her to be a porno star……Thats bizarre

J-MAN

April 23rd, 2012
1:25 am

Enter your comments herement to say America……god I hate windows 7

J-MAN

April 23rd, 2012
1:29 am

I mean I really dont have a huge problem with that game reckingball only thing I can say is Delgado showed us that he is still immature with his mound presence and pitched kind of like he was afrain in the 2nd inning but he actually after that inning pitched good the rest of the game. I think he was thinking about going back to AAA on his mind to where he would try to make a perfect pitch instead of throwing the ball. I am upset at Fredi for not Arguing that blown call at 2nd base. though.

Nattering Nabob

April 23rd, 2012
6:42 am

The Chopocalypse gets new life! Onward to LA.

IHEARTCARROLL

April 23rd, 2012
8:09 am

Mr. O’Brien,

Have you heard anything about FG being fired this week and being replaced by a consortium of you bloggers ? We’ve won ten of the last twelve, but if they had been making the decisions, we would be perfect.

Larry

April 23rd, 2012
8:24 am

J-MAN,

LoboDumbDum is either a girl or girlless, pimple faced nerd seeking the attention of other males. Or, he could work for a landscaper or trash company for Fredi Gonzalez. Just if ignore him and he’ll get bored and go pinch a zit to watch it squirt on a mirror.

Lobosolo

April 23rd, 2012
8:28 am

So now one of you wingnuts is using my name… @12:42 AM… you can tell it’s an ignorant armchair by the writing… at least the literate ones can… give it up, J-MAN, not even close… what an absolute tool for thinking you could write with me….

Here is a great FACT for you, J-BOY… using stats, especially from last year is futile because stats change with EVERY SINGLE AT-BAT… just sayin”…

atlfan

April 23rd, 2012
8:34 am

is ross injured why is not getting at bat

Random

April 23rd, 2012
8:38 am

Did none of you dumb ass commenters actually watch the game?

The first pitch Delgado threw to Kennedy in the 2nd, Kennedy tried to bunt, and the umpire called a strike.

Random

April 23rd, 2012
8:40 am

To continue:

The second pitch from Delgado to Kennedy in the 2nd, the umpire called a strike.

It was an 0-2 count until somehow, for some reason the umpire reversed the count.

WTF?!?

Ralph

April 23rd, 2012
8:51 am

Random

You are right about that, I couldn’t understand what was going one and the TV commentators were confused as well, just another good example of Fruti sitting on his fat ass enjoying the game, not really knowing what’s going on.

Ralph

April 23rd, 2012
8:56 am

JJ must prove he can pitch tonight, a lot riding on it!

me

April 23rd, 2012
9:18 am

What is the matter with you guys. Too much testerone. You need some boxing gloves and go at it. Calm down Getleman. Play nice.

Reality Check

April 23rd, 2012
9:24 am

If any of you actually believe that Fredi was serious about winning this game, you are wrong. This is left over from Bobby Cox, or it could be from upper management. If you are ahead in the series and threatening to sweep, give your bench players a chance to play and hope for the best. As far as not arguing the call on Bourne, Fredi has no spine. Had he asked for help, because the second base umpire clearly was on the wrong side to make that call, he could have won the argument. So we all have to deal with this spineless manager, hopefully just til the end of this season. Also, Why didn’t McDowell come out and talk to Delgado when he saw the inning running away? There was a lot of pressure put on a rookie pitcher. That “Let’s see what the kid does,” crap, blows up sometimes.

me

April 23rd, 2012
9:29 am

Finally someone agrees with me. Fire FG. Release Delgado NOW.

reckingball

April 23rd, 2012
9:41 am

That HP ump actually hand-signaled 0-2, during that pitcher’s AB in the 2nd.
Someone at MLB needs to look into that, the Braves should insist on it.

reckingball

April 23rd, 2012
9:46 am

On the bright side, the Braves did hit the ball pretty darn good off of a 24 game winner(last year).
Sometimes the winner of the game is decided on which team gets the breaks, and yesterday that was the DBacks.

Mister Frisky

April 23rd, 2012
10:23 am

I’m expecting 2 of 3 from The Dodgers.LA hasn’t played anyone,they have gotten fat off SD,Pitt,Mil,and Hst.Look out LA.Here come the boys from the south.

lcj

April 23rd, 2012
10:26 am

In the 2nd inning when Delgado had given up 2 hits, I would have thought that McCann would have been talking him through the situation. It was obvious that Delgado was trying to be too careful but so was Gonzalez when he called for the intentional walk. We needed Delgado to Continue to be agressive. McCann is calling the game and he has to boost the pitcher’s confidence. Something that Ross does a great job with. Last year when JJ was having his allstar first half he felt that Ross was his personal catcher and when Gonzalez heard that he changed it. I think that was part of the reason that JJ lost confidence in the second half and why he’s not performing to the level he should now. MaCann has to do a better job of getting into these pitchers’ heads.

DontStopTheChop

April 23rd, 2012
10:34 am

Walking the 8 hole hitter after falling behind 2-0 with first base open and the pitcher on deck is 100 percent the right decision. I guarantee the same had we not walked him and he got a 2 run single the same people complaining about Fredi’s decision to walk him would be saying “why are we pitching to the 8 hole guy with a base open and the pitcher on deck??”

me

April 23rd, 2012
10:38 am

good morning Frisky. How are you. I am fine and back to 100%

lcj

April 23rd, 2012
10:45 am

If delgado had given up a 2-run single so what. The braves would have likely won the game if they had thrown strikes to the pitcher. I stil think that If McCann or McDowell had gone out to talk to Delgado before getting behind to the 8th place hitter we would have had a different outcome.

Mister Frisky

April 23rd, 2012
10:54 am

Good Morning Me,Glad to hear your doing great.The Braves are coming to town I’m pumped.

me

April 23rd, 2012
10:56 am

Are you in LA?

reckingball

April 23rd, 2012
11:02 am

Perhaps Delgado could have thrown a couple of more pitches at the 8th hole hitter, to see if he could get a strike, but putting him on and going after a weak hitting pitcher, was a standard move that many(or most) other managers would have made.
I have to agree, that if McCann knew that there was a 2ball count, he should have gone to the mound, and told Delgado to put the ball over the plate, and trust his stuff and the defense behind him.
go bravos.

reckingball

April 23rd, 2012
11:05 am

Like I said earlier, if the Braves can win 10 out of every 12 for the rest of the season, things are going to turn out fairly good for them this year.

Mister Frisky

April 23rd, 2012
11:11 am

@Me,That’s a big 10-4.I’m an LA guy.

reckingball

April 23rd, 2012
11:15 am

David O'Brien

April 23rd, 2012
11:19 am

Like I said earlier, if the Braves can win 10 out of every 12 for the rest of the season, things are going to turn out fairly good for them this year. — reckingball

Or a mere 7 out of every 12, which would give the team 94 or 95 wins. Winning 8 out of 12 would make it 108-54.

Mister Frisky

April 23rd, 2012
11:22 am

DOB,You should hit the Rainbow on Sunset.Good food and walls covered with pictures of all the great rockers.P.S. If you hit it after the game might see Lemmy of Motörhead at the bar.

reckingball

April 23rd, 2012
11:29 am

7 out of every 12 sounds pretty darn good.
7.5 out of every 12, I would likes, for sure.
go braves

me

April 23rd, 2012
11:36 am

Frisky I have moved, I am no longer in Atlanta

Mister Frisky

April 23rd, 2012
11:39 am

@Me,Are you still in Georgia?

me

April 23rd, 2012
11:45 am

No I am now in beautiful San Francisco

Mister Frisky

April 23rd, 2012
11:49 am

@Me,Welcome to the left coast.No Cal is cool.You should hit Napa for your first weekend getaway.

me

April 23rd, 2012
11:53 am

For obvious reasons I had to leave Georgia. I am 2 miles from beach. 1 mile from china town. Can see Alcatraz out bedroom window. Although in Calif, still Braves fan

Mister Frisky

April 23rd, 2012
11:59 am

@Me,There are Bravo fans from coast to coast and border to border.

me

April 23rd, 2012
12:03 pm

You know my story. Please, Please. No matter what do not reveal identity to anyone one. Let me live my life in peace.

reckingball

April 23rd, 2012
12:12 pm

I was just wondering if Delgado knew what the correct pitch-count was
during the Snakes pitcher’s AB?
McCann had the best view of anyone, but a couple of those pitches looked pretty close to being strikes, from my vantage point on the recliner.

kwajbraves

April 23rd, 2012
12:15 pm

Good game. We battled the whole and Delgado is the real thing. The Kid is tough. Go Braves

john

April 23rd, 2012
12:28 pm

-Painful but Young Pitchers make foolish mistakes, DelGado will be fine
-Freddi is ONLY Person watching the game that did not think call might have been wrong(AGAIN) ,Bourn WAS SAFE,Bobbie would have been ejected backing his Center Fielder on this one..
-when Brian had Men on Third the D’s Defense was no where in sight on third base side of Field- LAY DOWN A BUNT, FREDI- Prado was almost at the Plate when Brian swings for fences and hits into DP-Cmon…
-anybody think Ugla is worth $11. a year ?

reckingball

April 23rd, 2012
12:36 pm

Uggla worth $11million a yr.? I definitely think that he is.

Lobosolo

April 23rd, 2012
12:41 pm

And there you go again Larry…Mr.Baseball (I’ll call you that since you were such a legend in – where was it – high school?) you’re just as stupid about me as you are asinine about baseball… I guess after reading the blogs the Bravos decided to pass on you as the new GM/Manager/pitching ace/ triple crown winner… poor fools don’t know what they’re missing… Yuk-a-day, Larry the Legend… staying unhired by baseball teams from coast to coast…. what a maroon… you and Va-J-MAN got a tight race going for the biggest legend in your own mind… better pick it up a bit there…

me

April 23rd, 2012
12:46 pm

Lobosolo Why are you being so grumpy today. Maybe you need a hug.

Lobosolo

April 23rd, 2012
12:46 pm

J-MAN, I can tell it’s you posing as me… not only are you a baseball ignorANUS, but you still can’t spell very well, even as a poser…. They have books you can pick up… “Spelling for Idiots” and “Dummy’s Guide to Baseball” at your local book store….

me

April 23rd, 2012
12:54 pm

I was just being nice,but apparently you gentlemen dont play nice.

cholula

April 23rd, 2012
2:36 pm

I went to Book store to get “Spelling for idiots” and “Dummy’s Guide to Baseball”..They said they sold out to some idiot named Lobosolo that was trying to get a job as Braves GM or PR man.

Back seat manager

April 23rd, 2012
4:53 pm

Hudson will be back. JJ has had a good career so far. You don’t take him out of the rotation b/c of 4 bad games. Just b/c a guy has a good AAA era. Does not mean they will be good in the majors. Now, if JJ is bad into May. Then, you look at replacing him. Delgado looks good for a rookie.

htwownbravesfan

April 23rd, 2012
4:54 pm

It’s a different ballgame if Bourne is called safe (which he was) at second base. Also, as much as I like the way the offense is rolling, it’s difficult when you know you have two automatic outs in the lineup from the eighth and pitcher’s spots. This team isn’t good enough to have Rafael Belliard at shortstop. Some production from that spot is going to be needed at some point in time, or whomever hits seventh, be it Francisco, Heyward, or maybe even Chipper, will see nothing to hit.

Back seat manager

April 23rd, 2012
4:55 pm

@ lcj

Everyone raves about Mccann’s ability to handle pitchers. I heard Smoltz say he is excellent at his ability to handle pitchers. Not really fair to lay JJ’s struggle on Mccann.

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