Hinske uses bunt to start four-hit day

In only his third start of the season, Eric Hinkse went 4-for-4 on Monday to match his career-high in hits, a number he hadn’t reached since July 3, 2004 when he was with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Hinske said they were playing the former Montreal Expos in Puerto Rico, but that’s about all he remembers from that day. (Actually, he hit two doubles and helped chase starter Tony Armas Jr. after four innings. And pitching that day for Toronto? Roy Halladay, Wednesday night’s starter for the Phillies.)

What he’ll remember about Monday night against the Pirates was that he started off with a bunt single toward third base to beat the shift, something the Braves are seeing more and more of this season.

“I think the bunt got me locked in,” Hinske said. “Get that first knock out of the way and ready to go.”

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bruce

May 1st, 2012
8:32 pm

great move, make them not shift…

Feeanch

May 1st, 2012
8:35 pm

Mccann should be doing this routinely

BravesfaninWis

May 1st, 2012
9:13 pm

Serious question here, what in the hell was Fredi Gonzalez thinking hitting Jack Wilson in the bottom of the 7th in a tie game? Man alive I think Gonzalez is the most idiotic manager in the game.

BravesfaninWis

May 1st, 2012
9:28 pm

Are you f’n kidding me? You give them the lead late in the game on a f’n wild pitch? Can they come up with any other way to piss a game away? Good grief guys, realize you are playing for first place and step your f’n game up. Now you give them another run to work with. You play great to get to this point and just can’t complete it.

J-Man

May 1st, 2012
9:31 pm

Ive been calling for Brave hitters to be doing this for over 2 weeks

SOS braves

May 1st, 2012
9:33 pm

Fredi is a moron. Braves cannot beat phillies.

kim

May 1st, 2012
9:38 pm

McCann should have caught that pitch are at least blocked it..He is one sorry defensive catcher.

BravesfaninWis

May 1st, 2012
9:42 pm

What is with this team tonight? If they have bases loaded, they hit into a double play, if nobody is on, they will get a hit or home run. If you can’t beat the Phillies without Utley and Howard, you won’t be able to beat them. If they don’t come back tonight, they will lose this series, no way Hanson is beating Halladay tomorrow. Halladay pitches very well against the Braves, and Hanson is way to inconsistent. Tonight is their best chance at trying to win this series and they are blowing it.

SOS braves

May 1st, 2012
9:55 pm

Still in losersville USA. Braves will lose and hawks have choked an 11 point lead and now losing by 7.

BravesfaninWis

May 1st, 2012
9:56 pm

Yep, that’s the way you do it, down by 2 in the 9th and swinging at the first pitch you see. Now they aren’t even putting up a fight. Amazing how this team can look completely different in the matter of a few days. I give them their props and call them out as well. Tonight they played like complete crap and pissed away a opportunity to take sole possession of first place just like they pissed away a shot at the playoffs last year.

SOS braves

May 1st, 2012
10:00 pm

Same old sh&t braves. As long as we have bobby cox lite as a mgr we will continue to lose.

kim

May 1st, 2012
10:00 pm

Give that one to Kimbrel and McCann on that damn passed ball..Mac should have catch it. Choke city tonight

BravesfaninWis

May 1st, 2012
10:02 pm

Ball game. What a pathetic performance tonight. I don’t like their chances at all tomorrow against Halladay thus losing another series to a sub .500 team. Won’t make the playoffs playing like this.

BravesfaninWis

May 1st, 2012
10:06 pm

That was Venters not Kimbrel. The Braves can turn it around again, however they can’t lose series against sub .500 teams like the Phillies. If they somehow get lucky and win against the Phillies and Roy Halladay tomorrow, then they have a chance at winning this series which is something they need to do. I won’t hold my breath though, they have Halladay going who seems to always give the Braves fits, and we have Hanson who is very inconsistent.

kim

May 1st, 2012
10:15 pm

u right Venter, my bad

SOS braves

May 1st, 2012
10:19 pm

Same old braves. Expect the usual.

count_schemula

May 2nd, 2012
2:04 am

I saw the Hinske bunt. That was hilarious. I assume that was his best chug down the line, lol.

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