Huddy’s return; B-Mac, Chipper in lineup

The Braves get their ace, Tim Hudson, back today, and this is no small matter. They also have Brian McCann and Chipper Jones back in the lineup today, which I don’t think is entirely coincidence, although the Braves tested McCann this morning to make sure his strained side could hold up to the rigors of hitting and throwing before agreeing to let him return a day earlier than expected.

Hudson makes his season debut Sunday, five months after back surgery.

Hudson's season debut is today, five months after back surgery.

“We’re all excited,” manager Fredi Gonzalez said of Hudson’s return. “We’re excited to have him back. We’ve got everybody in the lineup today and we’re all rooting for him to have a great outing.”

Gonzalez said that while Hudson could probably handle more than 100 pitches, the Braves would likely limit him to 100 for his first two starts.

It’s easy to take Hudson for granted. The undersized veteran doesn’t overwhelm hitters with 98 mph fastballs and is rarely mentioned as one of the top pitchers of hi era, although that’s exactly what he is.

Consider these stats: In the past 12 years, from 2000 through the 2011 season, Hudson’s 170-95 record gave have the third-most wins in the majors, behind Roy Halladay (179-85) and CC Sabathia (176-96). In that period Hudson ranked fifth in most innings (2,367), third in ERA (3.41) and second in fewest homers allowed per nine innings (0.72, behind only Halladay’s 0.70).

There’s no denying he’s been one of the elite pitchers in the majors for those dozen years, and now he replaces a pitcher (Jair Jurrjens) who was statistically the worst pitcher in the majors this season (0-2, 9.37 ERA in four starts) before being demoted to Triple-A last week.

If Jurrjens was not pitching like someone with an injury and/or shattered confidence, if he was pitching like the 2011 All-Star that he was, just imagine what the Braves rotation might be like today with Hudson displacing Randall Delgado instead of Jurrjens, and joining a rotation with Tommy Hanson, Brandon Beachy, Jurrjens and much-improved Mike Minor.

Beachy, Hanson and Minor are a combined 7-4 with 2.52 ERA in 13 starts this season, 69 strikeouts and 24 walks in 82 innings.

Delgado and Jurrjens are 2-4 with a 7.61 ERA in eight starts, with 29 strikeouts and 22 walks in 36-1/3 innings.

But we digress.

The Braves have Hudson back today to face the Pirates, five months and one day since he had lumbar spine-fusion surgery on his lower back.

Are they excited?

“No, he’s just another guy,” veteran Eric Hinske said, sarcasm dripping.

But seriously, Hinske said, Hudson’s effect on the rotation and team is sizeable.

“He bumps everybody back [a spot in the rotation],” he said. “He’s our No. 1. It makes you us that much deeper, knowing we can rely on him every fifth day. Takes the pressure off having to put our other guys up against their No. 1’s, and so on and so forth. It’s a huge deal having him back.

“You don’t realize what you’ve got till it’s gone. It’s like the Mets with [Johan] Santana. Huddy’s been the No. 1 here for years. Having him back means the world to us. You have a chance to win every time he pitches. He’s going to give you a strong outing, and you always have a chance to win.”

That has not been the case with Delgado every start, especially lately. And it has rarely been the case with Jurrjens since last summer.

More on that in a moment.

• Today’s matchup: It’s a good one, with Hudson facing righty Kevin Correia (1-0, 2.00 ERA), another of the strong starters who’ve helped Pittsburgh post the majors’ third-best starters ERA (2.74), behind Washington (2.33) and St. Louis (2.59).

Correia has allowed two or fewer runs in six innings in each of his three starts, and gotten the same puny run support as most Pittsburgh pitchers. The Pirates scored one run while he was in two of those games and two runs while he was in the other.

Mcann (left) is back a day sooner than expected from a strained side, and will catch Hudson's first start in five months. This photo is of them talking along with backup catcher David Ross at spring training.

Mcann (left) is back a day sooner than expected from a strained side, and will catch Hudson's first start in five months. This photo is of them talking along with backup catcher David Ross at spring training.

Against the Braves, Correia lost his first start in 2005 and has since gone 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA in eight games (four starts) against them. That includes 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA the past two times he’s faced the Bravos – one start in each of the past two seasons.

Freddie Freeman is 2-for-3 against Correia, Hinske is 3-for-5, Dan Uggla is 4-for-16 with a homer, Chipper is 1-for-8 with a homer, and McCann is 3-for-9.

It was be Hudson’s first start since Sept. 28, when he allowed two runs in 6-1/3 innings for no decision against the Phillies to finish 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA in his last three starts of 2011.

Against Pittsburgh, he was 5-3 with a 2.25 ERA in nine career starts, before going 0-2 with a 4.73 ERA in his last two the past two seasons.

One of Hudson’s toughest foes among the Pirates is catcher Rod Barajas, and guess who’s not in the lineup? That’s right, Michael McKenry is catching today intead of Barajas, who is 6-for-15 with a homer against Hudson (McKenry is 1-for-3.) Garrett Jones is 4-for-8 against Hudson.

• He’s 22: Here’s what happened in three of Delgado’s four starts: the Braves trailed 1-0 after one inning in one of them, they trailed 5-0 after two innings in another, and they trailed 3-0 after two Saturday night against the Pirates.

Some have asked what is wrong with Delgado.

Nothing.

He’s 22. And Julio Teheran is 21. And neither of them is ready to be consistently good in the major leagues. Which is entirely normal.

The ones who are ready to be consistently good as rookies at 21 or 22 are the exceptions to the rule.

Maddux went 6-15 with a 5.61 ERA as a rookie.

Maddux went 6-14 with a 5.61 ERA as a rookie.

As a 21-year-old rookie in 1987, Greg Maddux went 6-14 with a 5.61 ERA, after pitching six games the previous season in his first major league stint. (Delgado made seven starts last season in his first big-league experience.)

As a 22-year-old rookie in 1988, Tom Glavine went 7-17 with a 4.56 ERA in 34 starts. After making nine starts the previous season in his first big-league stint.

So what is happening should be neither surprising nor alarming. If Hudson’s back at his usual form, or close to it, at least the Braves will be able to expect a quality start four out of five games, which is better than most teams can say.

As for Delgado, the trend of falling behind early was particularly problematic on Saturday facing Erik Bedard, who has allowed two or fewer runs all all five of his starts this season. He did again Saturday, and this time the Pirates scored more than one run while he was in the game – the first time that’s happened all season.

Bedard is just 1-4 (he won Saturday) despite a 2.48 ERA.

Contrast his run support (or lack thereof) to what the Braves had done behind Delgado. They scored 12 runs while Delgado was in the game for 10-1/3 innings in his first two starts this season. He won those while allowing a combined five earned runs in those games.

The Braves have scored a total of four runs in 10 innings while Delgado has been in his past two starts, and the 22-year-old rookie allowed nine earned runs, 11 hits, seven walks and two hit batters in those two games.

Delgado hasn’t lasted more than 5-1/3 innings in a start this season, and has pitched 5-1/3 innings or fewer in 11 consecutive starts since working six-plus innings of one-hit ball against San Francisco in his second career start on Aug. 16, 2011.

BRAVES LINEUP

  1. Bourn CF
  2. Prado LF
  3. Freeman 1B
  4. McCann C
  5. Uggla 2B
  6. Jones 3B
  7. HeywardRF
  8. Pastornicky SS
  9. Hudson P

• McCann in the lineup: After leaving Friday’s game with a strained side Friday, McCann said on Saturday he was aiming for a Monday return. But that changed when he texted Gonzalez early this morning.

Gonzalez rode his motorcycle to Turner Field, and when he got off the bike at the ballpark, he saw McCann’s text: “I want to play today.”

Trainer Jeff Porter put McCann through his paces early this morning, including batting practice and throwing, to make sure he was fit to play. Then “Bubba” told Fredi that Mac was good to go.

Chipper’s process is never quite as complicated as that. I’d imagine it went something like, “Fredi, I’m ready to play,” and that was that.

• Etc.

After splitting the first two games of this four-game series, the Braves are only 6-5 in their past 11 games against the Pirates, despite a 2.37 ERA in those 11. Atlanta hit .267 and totaled just 33 runs and three homers in those 11 games, including two homers in one game. The Braves haven’t hit a homer in their past five games vs. Pittsburgh….

The Pirates have won back-to-back games only twice this season — April 7-8 vs. Philly and April 17-18 at Arizona….

Dan Uggla is 13-for-38 (.342) with three homers, 10 RBIs, a .419 OBP and .605 slugging percentage in the past 10 games, including seven wins. In the Braves’ first 11 games, he hit .195 with no homers, four RBIs, a .283 OBP and .244 slugging percentage….

Michael Bourn has a .400 average (14-for-35) and five steals in eight home games….

Freddie Freeman is 5-for-27 (.185) with one homer, 11 strikeouts (three walks) and .628 OPS in seven home games, while he’s hit .315 (17-for-54) with two homer and an .852 OPS in 13 road games.

• OK, let’s get this posted before first pitch at 1:35 p.m. By the way, strongest recommendation for “Marley,” the new biopic about Bob Marley. See it while it’s in theatres, on the big screen. We saw it Saturday, and the crowd at Midtown Cinemas applauded at the end of the 2-1/2-hour film. It’s a terrific movie, regardless of your level of Marley fandom. Riveting story of an extraoardinary human being and one of the most transcendant musicians of our lifetimes.

Here’s one of countless masterpieces. I tried to pick one that’s not so ubiquitous, because his music was so much deeper than the handful of feel-good tunes that are among his most popular. You can hear this one by clicking here.

bob-marley-happy

“SO MUCH TROUBLE IN THE WORLD” by Bob Marley

So much trouble in the world
So much trouble in the world

Bless my eyes this morning
Jah sun is on the rise once again
The way earthly thin’s are goin’
Anything can happen.

You see men sailing on their ego trip,
Blast off on their spaceship,
Million miles from reality:
No care for you, no care for me.

So much trouble in the world;
So much trouble in the world.
All you got to do: give a little (give a little),
Give a little (give a little), give a little (give a little)!
One more time, ye-ah! (give a little) Ye-ah! (give a little)

Ye-ah! (give a little) Yeah!
So you think you’ve found the solution,
But it’s just another illusion!
(So before you check out this tide),
Don’t leave another cornerstone
Standing there behind, eh-eh-eh-eh!
We’ve got to face the day;
(Ooh) Ooh-wee, come what may:
We the street people talkin’,
Yeah, we the people strugglin’.

Now they sitting on a time bomb; (Bomb-bomb-bomb! Bomb-bomb-bomb!)
Now I know the time has come: (Bomb-bomb-bomb! Bomb-bomb-bomb!)
What goes on up is coming on down, (Bomb-bomb-bomb! Bomb-bomb-bomb!)
Goes around and comes around. (Bomb-bomb-bomb! Bomb-bomb-bomb!)

So much trouble in the world;
So much trouble in the world;
So much trouble in the world.
There is so much trouble (so much trouble in the world);
There is so much trouble;
There is so much trouble (so much in the world);
There is so much trouble;
There is so much trouble in the world (so much trouble in the world);
There is (so much in the world);
(So much trouble in the world)

– David O’Brien, Braves/MIB blog

966 comments Add your comment

Venice Jim

April 29th, 2012
1:22 pm

Thanks, DOB!

nolie

April 29th, 2012
1:23 pm

thank you David

nolie

April 29th, 2012
1:24 pm

look at that stride, great pic

rudy

April 29th, 2012
1:25 pm

good stuff, thanks!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

April 29th, 2012
1:26 pm

great song DOB- although my favs are There She Goes & Johnny was a Good Man, classic stuff

cabravesfan

April 29th, 2012
1:26 pm

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

April 29th, 2012
1:29 pm

still not a fan w/ mac at cleanup, especially coming off a minor injury. move freeman or heyward there, no shift issues for them!

JasonInFL

April 29th, 2012
1:30 pm

I think the bats go off today. Everyone is pumped that Huddy is back. Braves win big.

JasonInFL

April 29th, 2012
1:31 pm

Welcome back, Huddy!

nolie

April 29th, 2012
1:32 pm

must be a mistake, Uggla caint really have been that good, we all know he is a worthless bum

Sopheee

April 29th, 2012
1:35 pm

Hmm, surprised to see Mac in there today. Hope he’s okay.

Welcome back, Huddeeeee!

Mixxo

April 29th, 2012
1:39 pm

Get somebody up Fredi. :(

nolie

April 29th, 2012
1:39 pm

thats not a good thing

David O'Brien

April 29th, 2012
1:41 pm

Hudson strikes out Garrett Jones for 2nd out, it’s 1700th strikeout for Braves veteran

Venice Jim

April 29th, 2012
1:42 pm

An acceptable beginning…

nolie

April 29th, 2012
1:42 pm

wat to regroup Huddy

cabravesfan

April 29th, 2012
1:44 pm

Nice to see Huddy back on the mound

Phil in GA

April 29th, 2012
1:45 pm

Anybody got a radio link for out-of-staters?

phil

April 29th, 2012
1:45 pm

Thank you, DOB…

ChrisfromSacramento,Ca

April 29th, 2012
1:45 pm

Chipper should be hitting third, not the strikeout king clown Freddie

Mixxo

April 29th, 2012
1:45 pm

To all my Bourn haterz….TOLD y’all he’d be aight!

Sopheee

April 29th, 2012
1:46 pm

Tsk, no eee’s for you.

phil

April 29th, 2012
1:47 pm

Hudson’s whop is terrible…

But better than Prado’s grounding into double play’s numbers…

:roll:

nolie

April 29th, 2012
1:47 pm

Mitchell

April 29th, 2012
1:47 pm

Here;s a thought, and stop me before I start to sound like a broken record, but how ’bout the National League’s highest scoring team put up some runs for their ace pitcher making his first start of the season coming back from back surgery.

You know, might be nice.

How about give the guy a little room to work with so he doesn’t have to throw a shut out to get a win.

Again, just a thought.

That’s all.

Mixxo

April 29th, 2012
1:47 pm

Not good situational hitting Marteen…..c’mon. You know this!

phil

April 29th, 2012
1:47 pm

Whip, not whop….

JasonInFL

April 29th, 2012
1:48 pm

Why is Bourn not running? We did the same thing last night. Bourn leadoff single and then a Prado double play.

ChrisfromSacramento,Ca

April 29th, 2012
1:49 pm

5 is just to inconsistent. Needs to hit down in the lineup

Don

April 29th, 2012
1:49 pm

Second double play in a row for Prado. Freddy needs to have him take a few pitches and let MB run. I know Prado does not like him on base “dancing”, but come on. Double plays last year and this year do not cut it.

phil

April 29th, 2012
1:49 pm

At least FF looks more patient today…

Not that it did any good whatsoever…sigh.

JasonInFL

April 29th, 2012
1:49 pm

I would have bunted. ;-)

JasonInFL

April 29th, 2012
1:50 pm

Bourn
Chipper
J-Hey
Uggs
Freddie
Mac
Prado
The Rev

Mitchell

April 29th, 2012
1:50 pm

Go get ‘em, Timmy.

David O'Brien

April 29th, 2012
1:52 pm

Alvarez leadoff single in #Pirates 2nd; that’s twice in 2 days that Pastornicky has mistimed a leap on attempted catch…

Hudson threw 12 pitches (8 strikes) in 1st inning, faced 5 batters…

phil

April 29th, 2012
1:52 pm

What the hell is Rev doing out there? Can’t see it? Bull. Stupid excuses. Sick of it.

Catch the dang ball.

Mitchell

April 29th, 2012
1:52 pm

Oh my God. Come on.

Catch that s#@%.

cabravesfan

April 29th, 2012
1:53 pm

Seems like a fair amount of players have issues picking up the ball at Turner Field…

nolie

April 29th, 2012
1:54 pm

:lol: Mitchell pretending like he really wants a Braves player to do well……

time to chop

April 29th, 2012
1:54 pm

mmmmmm i dont like grounds into DP ….. time to drop prado to 7th spot in the lineup and put Heyward in 2nd spot…..

at least Heyward is faster than Prado sure he can beat the throw and avoid the double play …..

Who Me?

April 29th, 2012
1:55 pm

Pastornicky missed the same ball in yesterday’s game. Defense 101 – catch the ball in the air.

McFann :Ô: :Ô:

April 29th, 2012
1:56 pm

Sopheeee Hmm, surprised to see Mac in there today. Hope he’s okay.

Yeah, me, too! 8O

JasonInFL

April 29th, 2012
1:57 pm

Huddy looking a little rough around the edges…

Mitchell

April 29th, 2012
1:57 pm

Not a fan of the D from TP.

Come on.

Make the damn play. Get one out at least.

Jerry

April 29th, 2012
1:57 pm

That two balls this inning that I’m sure Simmons gets to.

ray k

April 29th, 2012
1:58 pm

Come on, tyler. His instincts with the glove are a little suspect

nolie

April 29th, 2012
1:58 pm

well thank goodness that we won the first game anyways…

time to chop

April 29th, 2012
1:58 pm

VS RHP : BOURN,HEYWARD,C JONES, MCCANN,UGGLA,FREEMAN,PRADO,PASTORNICKY
VS LHP: BOURN, PRADO,C JONES , UGGLA , MCCANN,FREEMAN,PRADO,PASTORNICKY

McFann :Ô: :Ô:

April 29th, 2012
1:58 pm

Kat

April 29th, 2012
1:58 pm

Huddy on the mound always makes me feel more comfortable.. reliable. Rev needs new sun glasses or something.. maybe new cleats.

JasonInFL

April 29th, 2012
1:59 pm

Come on Huddy, one more out. Let’s go!

Jerry

April 29th, 2012
1:59 pm

It would not surprise me to see Heyward lead the team in stolen bases at the end of the season.

ray k

April 29th, 2012
1:59 pm

post surgery Huddy throws harder than “healthy” JJ.

BravesFansince1968

April 29th, 2012
1:59 pm

I agree, at least we can’t get swept

JasonInFL

April 29th, 2012
2:00 pm

We do need strong D up the middle. We have it with Bourn. Not so much so far from The Rev. What happens if Simmons tears it up in AA?

jim

April 29th, 2012
2:00 pm

Again, Bourn never tries to steal early in the count wnen Prado is hitting, and the Braves never employ the hikt an run (Last night h 3-2 pitch and Prado was just trying to hit the ball where pitched.)

JasonInFL

April 29th, 2012
2:01 pm

Dudes and dudettes…we are NOT losing this game.

ray k

April 29th, 2012
2:01 pm

Having a little rust is to be expected

time to chop

April 29th, 2012
2:01 pm

damn ,,,the pirates have bases loaded…. :S

damn hudson get out of the jam…..

Jerry

April 29th, 2012
2:01 pm

Don’t wanna any ball hit on the left side of the infield. Absolutely no range over there.

iTiSi

April 29th, 2012
2:01 pm

Pastor Tylernicky is just the opposite of what I said he would be at the start of the season. I told someone he would be strong on defense and weak on offense. Lately with his hitting come around he is acceptable on offense and very weak on defense. First time I saw him thought he would be a better 2nd baseman, or with some more weight a 3rd baseman. Was not a fan of Gonzalez but he got to balls last year than TP is not coming close to. He is slow, no range. Has not impressed me at all in the field.

cabravesfan

April 29th, 2012
2:02 pm

Jason-

Right now, that’s not a concern because Simmons has not been hitting much, although he seems to be playing better recently. I don’t see the Braves rushing him though

Choppinmama

April 29th, 2012
2:02 pm

DOB – wow! Thanks for all the stats and info-laden bloggage.
I’m ready to see Huddy back to work. Let’s see how he works out of this bases loaded jam.

Mixxo

April 29th, 2012
2:02 pm

Oh boy

Owned again…..

BravesFansince1968

April 29th, 2012
2:03 pm

not looking good so far Huddy

njbraves

April 29th, 2012
2:03 pm

Huddy’s not sharp and his defense isn’t helping him. Another defensive gem by Mac.

Choppinmama

April 29th, 2012
2:03 pm

Oh geez……..

Jerry

April 29th, 2012
2:04 pm

And this is what I was afraid we were gonna see today from Hudson. That and poor defense from shortstop and another ball getting by McCann is a bad problem to have.

cabravesfan

April 29th, 2012
2:04 pm

Nice. Nobody comments on Ross’s mistakes yesterday, but as soon as Mac is back in…

BravesFansince1968

April 29th, 2012
2:04 pm

The way we are hitting again, that hurts

JasonInFL

April 29th, 2012
2:04 pm

Ok, so we are going to get our butts kicked. Losing a series to the Pirates at home is NEVER a good thing. Ever.

ray k

April 29th, 2012
2:04 pm

Should be 1st and 3rd. Why does Mac have trouble with balls coming home? Bizarre.

McFann :Ô: :Ô:

April 29th, 2012
2:04 pm

Ah, yes, Blog gonna implode over BMac’s missing the ball, even though the run woulda scored anyway and y’all were nowhere to be found when that one got away last night? :roll: (ITS)

ray k

April 29th, 2012
2:05 pm

We will score at least 5 today. Not worried.

cabravesfan

April 29th, 2012
2:05 pm

Jason-

So you’ve written off tomorrow too?

Taylorvol

April 29th, 2012
2:05 pm

Rev has plenty of range. Line drives appear to be a problem for some reason.

time to chop

April 29th, 2012
2:05 pm

bad news : pirates 2-0 braves after one and half inning……

why walked rookie presley? damn

JasonInFL

April 29th, 2012
2:06 pm

Did the error even cost us? Would the runner have been out? The runners who moved up didn’t score…

njbraves

April 29th, 2012
2:06 pm

Let Wilson play when Huddy pitches.

nolie

April 29th, 2012
2:06 pm

according to gameday in one inning Correia threw 6 different types of pitches

JasonInFL

April 29th, 2012
2:07 pm

CAB, nope…just too dumb to realize it is a 4 game series!

cabravesfan

April 29th, 2012
2:07 pm

Jason-

No it did not cost us

ray k

April 29th, 2012
2:07 pm

Maybe we start jack at SS on days when Huddy pitches. Too many opportunities for failure on those ground balls.

Mitchell

April 29th, 2012
2:07 pm

I stand corrected by the way. We’re only the second highest scoring team in the National League.

I guess I should alter my expectations a little.

Maybe a run or two would be nice.

JasonInFL

April 29th, 2012
2:07 pm

Then why complain about the error?

Mixxo

April 29th, 2012
2:07 pm

The Bucs “want” this.

ChrisfromSacramento,Ca

April 29th, 2012
2:07 pm

Bunt Brian!!!!!

cabravesfan

April 29th, 2012
2:07 pm

Jason-

Not dumb! Wrap around series are odd… :)

JasonInFL

April 29th, 2012
2:08 pm

We do need to do something about Prado batting 2nd with Bourn batting leadoff. It doesn’t seem to be a good combo.

AB Critique

April 29th, 2012
2:08 pm

Be glad when Paster has 3-5 years under his belt. Defensively, he’s a way below average major league SS. He’ll get better with age and experience, but right now watching him makes me long for…. Gonzo or just about anyone other than Paster.

njbraves

April 29th, 2012
2:08 pm

Nobody talked about Ross’ mistake because it was a rarity. Mac is good for a defensive blunder once a day.

JasonInFL

April 29th, 2012
2:09 pm

I would love to see the bats break out and score about 10.

richbrave

April 29th, 2012
2:09 pm

DOWN ON THE FARM

GWINNETT

G.Men pluck the Mud Hens 8-3 yesterday.

1B ERNIE MEJIA [.269 BA] 2-4, 1 R, 1 HR [3], 2 RBI [15], 2 BB. ERNIE’s right on schedule. Excels early on, then has a swoon, followed by a slow recovery at the plate over the course of the balance of the season to finish in the .290-.310 BA area with good power numbers and high RBI’s……

3B JOE TERDOSLAVICH [.233 BA] 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR [3], 2 RBI [9], 1 BB. Bombs one while raising his BA 33 points after touching the mendoza-line. He’s made an adjustment at the plate. To any opposing pitcher……TAG, you’re it!

2B JOSH WILSON [.260 BA] 1-4, 1 SO. Slowly raising his BA.

C JOSE YEPEZ [.258 BA] 1-2, 1 R, 1 RBI [8], 2 BB.

CF ‘Georgie’ CONSTANZA [.311 BA] 1-5, 1 R.

RF STEFAN GARTRELL [.158 BA] 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B [3], 2 RBI [8].

RHSP TOOD REDMOND [W 2-2, 3.08 ERA] 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R/ER, 2 BB, 7 SO

LHRP ERIC CORDIER [4.66 ERA] 2.0 IP, spotless, 2 SO. Nice!

RHRP JASON RICE [1.80 ERA] 1.0 IP, 1 H, zeros,

ChrisfromSacramento,Ca

April 29th, 2012
2:10 pm

Nice AB Brian! Never seen Mac beat it I to the shift. He’ll be lucky to hit 250 this year

JasonInFL

April 29th, 2012
2:10 pm

…and please STOP batting Mac cleanup!

braves country

April 29th, 2012
2:11 pm

the real solution for the braves is trade for RH POWER HITTER 3B or LF or sign a 3B or LF

McFann :Ô: :Ô:

April 29th, 2012
2:11 pm

Nice hit, Dan!

ray k

April 29th, 2012
2:11 pm

Uggla on fire.

Ralph

April 29th, 2012
2:11 pm

If we had a short stop Pitt don’t score those two runs, Pastor missed two balls that inning he should have had.

JasonInFL

April 29th, 2012
2:11 pm

Come on, Battle Axe!

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