Braves quotes after Tuesday’s win against Cubs

**FREDI GONZALEZ

On Delgado

“Very good. Back-to-back outings for him that were exceptional. Just too bad that he couldn’t line up for the win. Soriano had a helluva at-bat against him to get that double down the line and run him out of there with no decision. But I’m real pleased with the way he pitched today.

“He did a nice job and then the bullpen did a terrific job. O’Flaherty came in to get the lefty Stewart out, then Medlen and Venters… How ‘bout that play Wilson made? It’s first and third and you’re staring at Soriano in a two-run game in the eighth inning if we don’t turn that double play. Not many guys can do that. Wow…. Turned the game around.”

“And Kimbrel in the ninth inning was very good.”

On hitting some balls hard against Dempster but right at people

“Freeman’s going to go home 0-for-3, 0-for-4, and he hit three balls right on the nose. You can’t do anything about that. I thought we all had good at-bats against him. He just kept us off-balance. The old guy – I’m calling Dempster the old guy – he reached back one time and punched out Bourney with 93 [mph]. I think he pitched the whole night at about 88, 89.”

On Delgado getting 5 K’s, all important ones

“He did a nice job, he really did. He goes from an eight-inning outing against Philly, got the loss, to coming in here and getting nothing. But he’s pitched terrific. Every game he’s pitched I think he’s learned something. I’m going to go back and look at the pitch he threw to Soriano. You’ve got a lefty warming up and a lefty on deck. It might have been a helluva pitch on his part; I don’t know. But you don’t want to get beat there with Soriano. Walk him. You can walk him and then you bring O’Flaherty in to face Stewart.

“But his [Delgado] learning curve is a short one. You asked him to do stuff and he picks it up and learns.”

More on the Soriano double

“Again, it might have been a helluva pitch that Soriano hit. I know he had a good at-bat and fouled off some pitches. But I think a veteran pitcher might have said, ‘You know what? I’m not giving in here. You’re going to have to hit one off the dirt or something’ But I’m just giving you an example of something that he may be able to learn from, even though he didn’t get the decision.”

“Good team effort. Danny battled to get that two-run single and get us over the top.”

** BRIAN McCANN

On Delgado’s strong performance

“I think it’s come to be expected. The guy is learning on the fly up here. He’s got all the pitches to be successful, he’s got poise, he holds runners – he does everything you want. And tonight he had everything going and he pitched a great game.”

On Soriano double

“We were trying to go sinker in, and it was one of those situations where with a left-hander on deck we knew he’d bring O’Flaherty in, and first base was open. Those are little things that he [Delgado] will learn. The last pitch was going to be a sinker in his hands, either for a ball or a broken bat. But it leaked over the middle.

“He pitched an unbelievable game. We’re talking about – that pitch right there was supposed to be in, and really it was the only time all night that he missed a spot.”

More on what Delgado and his change-up

“The change-up was as good tonight as I’ve caught it. It almost acted like a split. Threw it down the middle and let it run. That was kind of his pitch tonight, and he got ahead of everybody. And when you do those things and as a catcher you can go anywhere you want to go, both sides of the plate, the pitches kind of tell you where to go next. And that’s what he did tonight. We were in a groove and he made all his pitches.”

On the bullpen

“That’s what the strength of this team is, our bullpen. We’re going to swing the bats, get good starting pitching, hand it over to the guys down there and let them go to work.”

**RANDALL DELGADO

Was the change-up working particularly well tonight?

“Yeah. I think my curveball and fastball, too. Keeping it down in the zone — I think that’s it, that was the key for my change-up today.”

How pleased with the last two starts, have you made a lot of progress?

“Yeah. I work every time in the bullpen, try to stay down in the zone. That’s the thing.”

On the pitch to Soriano that he hit for a double

“I tried to be perfect on the inside of the the strike zone, but I left the pitch right in the middle, a little bit up, and he hit it.”

On the past two starts, have they helped him mentally?

“It [Philly game] gave me a little more confidence, and I tried to do the same thing. It’s working. That’s what I’m doing now.”

**DAN UGGLA

On finally getting something going in the 8th inning after 2 nights

“Yeah, we couldn’t get anything going last night; Samardzija was really good. Dempster was just as good. We got a few things going [in the eighth], got Mikey on, got a great at-bat by Prado, Freddie beating that double play out, Mac another great at-bat, then I was just trying to get something in the air toward the middle of the field and ended up finding a hole. That’s what we needed.”

On Delgado’s performance

“Delgado’s been battling and throwing great. Tonight he really pitched his butt off and gave us a chance to win. I hate that we couldn’t get him a ‘w’, but I’m sure he’ll be OK. He’s a great kid and just wants to win.”

On the 4-6-3 double-play turn by Jack Wilson

“As soon as he hit it I was just thinking one [out], get the lead runner. And he [Wilson] is so quick that he got rid of it and got him by a step-and-a-half. Huge play in the game.

“He’s got a sneaky cannon over there. It’s a quick release and kind of reminds me of Jose Reyes a little bit, how quick he gets rid of it and how much velocity he gets on it.”

On playing a couple of more normal games at Wrigley after the high-scoring series at Colorado

“We’re not always going to have those games like in Colorado where you can come back from six and eight runs. In these tougher parks to hit in, where it’s not so spread out, we’re going to have these 3-1 games. Don’t get me wrong, we’d love to score five, six, eight runs a game. But the reality is, that’s not going to happen every night.

“But this is a good win. Gives us a chance to win the series tomorrow, and that’s what we set out to do.”

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Go team

May 9th, 2012
12:09 am

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ACE

May 9th, 2012
12:17 am

I hope the team has a GOOD get away day tomorrow and not another GIVE AWAY day like they did against the Phils. You have to tip your cap the way the braves played tonight and keep believeing in the back of the bubble gum card.

Trey

May 9th, 2012
12:19 am

Where is everyone from the quotes comments last night calling for Uggla’s head, dropping him to 8th in the lineup or trading him away? Those same people will be here tonight saying how much they love him. The guy is hitting over .270 and plays harder than anyone else on the team. Games like last night are gonna happen, but im sure glad he’s on our team because of games like tonights

jj

May 9th, 2012
12:29 am

Great TEAM Victory!GO BRAVES!!!

David

May 9th, 2012
12:33 am

Trey that is the most refreshing comment I have ever read on these Braves blogs. Certain people need to accept the reality of baseball that not every game will produce fantastic results. Braves playing overall good baseball hopefully get a series win tomorrow and get huddy going again

hiway 61

May 9th, 2012
12:52 am

Good game all the way around..Go Braves and thanks DOB.

Big Lou

May 9th, 2012
12:54 am

What’s the deal with McCan? The guy has been horrible lately.

Puma

May 9th, 2012
1:03 am

I thought Delgado looked awesome tonight, his balls were all dropping in the zone. That was one mistake to Soriano, but come on, we had only given him one run up to that point. And Soriano fouled off some really tough pitches that a bat, which is surprising because he is usually good for a strike out. It was fun watching him pitch, nice work!

Puma

May 9th, 2012
1:06 am

Just saw that we are tied with Washington in standings, although I think they have 1 less loss than us. I can’t imagine they can keep up this level of pitching all season, every one of their starters is under 3.00 ERA.

J-Man

May 9th, 2012
1:12 am

The thing about Washington is that their pitchers have inning limits and come in August and September do they stay conservative with Strausberg and Zimmerman or risk it. Also Washington has had an easier schedule than the Braves. So we shall see when we meet up as to how good they are.

J-Man

May 9th, 2012
2:30 am

Chad Durbin leads the team in 2 categories
Appearances 14 and ERA 8.25
I think we have seen enough

J-Man

May 9th, 2012
2:32 am

Chad Durbin also was hit hard last year
And his career ERA is 5.15………….So I really dont see whay we cant give this opprunity to a more deserving player.

Mikey B

May 9th, 2012
2:41 am

I’m definitely not sold on the Nats. If they can keep it up for a couple more months then maybe I’ll start to worry more about them. I agree with you J-Man. We should wait till the schedule starts to even out a little bit and the Braves start playing them to see how much a threat the Nats really are. The Nats seem to resemble the Braves from last season. They are winning games but it’s all pitching and no hitting. Maybe the Nats will hang around for most of the season then have their lack of offense catch up with them at the end like the 2011 Braves. Or maybe they will hang around until only the all star break then come back to reality like the Pirates last season. I still think the Phils are the real threat to the Braves once that team gets healthy and the fact the Braves rarely beat them. Who knows what the Marlins will do. They are the team that I don’t have a clue where they will end up. With the Marlins talent I feel like they could be a serious threat and are starting to heat up. But they are still only a .500 ball club right now and wouldn’t be surprised if they tanked or climbed the standings. But the way the Braves have turned the corner offensively and the fact im confident in almost their entire pitching staff (excluding Durbin and Hernandez of course) im expecting the Braves to pull away in the division, do some post season damage and hopefully send off Chipper with another title. Man that would be sweet.

JNick

May 9th, 2012
2:46 am

Maybe Uggla reads these blogs – he didn’t seem to be swinging for the fences tonight – haven’t seen him do that all year.

As for McCann…let’s run the list: He tries to pull everything…he’s half blind…he’s injured both sides/obliques in the last 8 months…he’s nearing the end of life expectancy as far as catchers go…he takes too many pitches (right down the middle)…

JNick

May 9th, 2012
2:48 am

Hey J-Man…

You should check out the blog going on the “Uggla’s 8th-inning hit lifts Braves past Cubs” article. A few Durbin advocates over there distorting facts…join the fun :)

JNick

May 9th, 2012
2:49 am

Ah, just saw you posted over there a bit ago…lol

J-Man

May 9th, 2012
2:58 am

Yea I did but I couldnt tell if they were really serious or just being sarcastic. But Durbin has the 3 highest ERA in the Majors….but the thing is his career ERA is over 5 so he shouldnt get the benefit of the doubt like EOF deserves. Besides EOF is just burnt out from last year…and IMO he would be better off being the Situational Lefty to pitch against left handed batter late in games. Also I think we do need another lefty in th Bull-pen.

JNick

May 9th, 2012
3:07 am

Yep, ditch Durbin and call up Yohan Flande…or even Dusty Hughes.

JNick

May 9th, 2012
3:09 am

Although, looking at their stats, both are doing better vs righties than lefties. Odd.

J-Man

May 9th, 2012
3:11 am

Livan Hernandez is the inning eating long relief pitcher so his ERA just basically needs to be under 4.
So 10 appearances 19 innings and a 3.74 ERA…..He is meeting his specific role

Kimbrel Closer 12 Appearances 12 innings 3.00 ERA 10 saves…..He is meeting his specific role

Venters 8th inning pitcher 12 appearances 11 1/3 innings 1.59 ERA …..He is meeting his specific role

Kris Medlen 7th inning pitcher/ long relief 12 appearances 17 2/3 innings 2.55 ERA …..He is meeting his specific role

Christian martinez 6th inning pitcher long reliever 9 appearances 15 innings pitched 3.00 ERA …..He is meeting his specific role

J-Man

May 9th, 2012
3:12 am

I personally think EOF might need a trip to the DL to get some rest and to get his mechanics straightened out

JNick

May 9th, 2012
3:15 am

Looks like they stretched Flande out to be a starter…hmm. Cody Gearrin has given up 1 run in 15+ innings with 18Ks and 2 walks…

J-Man

May 9th, 2012
3:27 am

Yea The G-Braves have a lot of good young ams.
Gerrin, Flande, Todd Redmond, and Julio Teheran,
And they have some vetern guys that could have Durbins spot
Eric Junge, Buddy Carlyle and Jurrjens looks like he is getting his confidence back
Not to mention guys who are still free agents
Arthur Rhodes, Brad Penny, Rich Harden, Horacio Ramirez, Damaso Marte and Brandon Webb……that could all put up better numbers than Chad Durbin

JNick

May 9th, 2012
4:40 am

I’m not convinced about Jurrjens. He looked great against the Astros AAA teams in his last two spring training starts, too. I think they’ll leave him down there until the ASB and then go from there.

J-Man

May 9th, 2012
4:42 am

I agree that Jurrjens needs to show us more but Im saying at the moment he could be a better than Durbin. I just want Durbin gone.

JNick

May 9th, 2012
4:56 am

Right now, I’m thinking Tommy Glavine could come down out of the broadcasting booth and do a better job than Durbin…lol

J-Man

May 9th, 2012
5:16 am

well if Jamie Moyer can pitch at 49 then Glavine could pitch…..but he doesnt want to be a reliever….. maybe Smoltz could come back.

You said what?

May 9th, 2012
6:14 am

nashvillewill

May 8th, 2012
1:08 pm

Uggla’s stats with RISP are misleading, since many are in situations where runs are not needed. His stats in meaningful situations over the last two years are abysmal, with too many K’s and popups; his swings are too HR-oriented

You are the idiot

May 9th, 2012
6:17 am

@J-Man and the rest of you negative people……

THE BRAVES WON LAST NIGHT AND CURRENTLY ARE PLAYING LIKE ON OF THE BEST TEAMS IN BASEBALL.

Why don’t you all go pull for the Royals……..

Tampa Gator

May 9th, 2012
6:19 am

Great to see the kid pitching his heart out last night. Tough luck on Soranio. Boy, Kimbrell was overpowering in the 9th. Go Braves.

GMCK

May 9th, 2012
6:19 am

Uggla’s two RBI hit looked like a double play ball in the making.. Braves got a little lucky the defence was playing him so bad

Tampa Gator

May 9th, 2012
6:25 am

Anyone remember spring training when the Braves couldn’t beat anyone? Also when no one could beat Toronto or Detroit. Maybe next year remember that championships are not won during spring training.

Tampa Gator

May 9th, 2012
6:33 am

GMCK….

Baseball has nothing to do with being lucky or unlucky. Most MLB hitters fail to get a hit between 20 and 30 percent of the time. Most people consider those percentages failure. But not in baseball. Uggla just beat the odds and Freeman didn’t last night. It’s baseball.

Tampa Gator

May 9th, 2012
6:34 am

That should have read:

“Get a hit between 20 and 30 percent of the time.”

They “fail to get a hit” between 70 and 80 percent of the time.

longtimefan

May 9th, 2012
6:50 am

During ST and the first 4 games of the season there were many more comments than when the Braves have been winning. Why is it that some fans only post negative comments? The Braves, nor any other team for that matter, are never going to be perfect. Not all relievers will have a sub 3 or 4 ERA. And JJ will not be brought up the replace Durbin in the bullpen. What’s exciting to me is Braves are playing .600 ball without clicking on all cylinders. Our SP will probably improve and Uggla, McCann and Heyward have yet to go on a tear. Phillies are done. Nats without Werth and with their SP destined to regression to the mean will wilt. Division is ours for the taking. And how about Chipper picking it at third! He has definitely silenced his critics. He is hitting like the HOFer he is, playing good D and provides that intangible on and off the field. The silence from those dozens of Braves “fans” ragging on him earlier this year is deafening.

jonathan Simeone

May 9th, 2012
7:07 am

Why are we talking about Soriano like he’s Babe Ruth? He’s not even the Soriano of five years ago–not even close. Why try and pitch around a guy who’s not very good? Teach the kid to have a killer instinct. All this rushing youg pitchers out so that the bullpen can come n makes no sense.

Really?

May 9th, 2012
7:30 am

Tied for 1st in the Division… don’t think that was mentioned….predicted to be 4th

BraveinPA

May 9th, 2012
7:44 am

I would like to point out Washington just lost Jason Werth for 12 weeks that will be a huge hit to them- they are scheduled to get Zimmerman at 3rd back in the next few days- they got LaRoache off the DL and he hit a 2 run bomb last night- but they lost in the bottom of the ninth. I also want to point out the SILLIES lost too- so that is good and all Philly teams lost last night so good day here up North for me today.

You said what?

May 9th, 2012
8:11 am

flagger

May 8th, 2012
8:13 am
Why is it everytime Dan Uggla comes to bat with men on base, most of the time he strikes out, and why the heck leave him in the batting order where he does the most damage….. to us!

Good grief Charlie Brown

May 9th, 2012
8:20 am

@TampaGator: good posts at 6:33/6:34am! i don’t think most fans ever think of a player’s BA as a percentage. when i was younger, one of my coaches explained it to me that way and used Ted Williams as an example…it has stuck with me ever since.

i like the way this team is playing, especially Heyward. good to see him bounce back like that. excellent start by Delgado last night…his pitch location improved since the last start.

in general about the NL East:
1. i don’t think the Nats will keep up their torrid pace, losing Werth hurt a little but i think Zimmerman’s pending return will make up for it.
2. the Fillies will certainly not implode; their rotation is too good.
3. i also wonder if the Mets will stay in the hunt; they seem to be ‘legit’ so far, despite all the offseason/preseason crappola with their front office.
4. i sorta figured that acquiring Reyes, Bell and Buerhle was not the magic solution to the Marlins’ problems…still wondering if Hanley is totally onboard with the move to 3rd base.

Ralph

May 9th, 2012
8:40 am

Boston needs JJ, give them a call Frank.

No Flag Since Lemke

May 9th, 2012
8:56 am

Another great night of work by the pen. May have just been situational, but O’Flaherty enters the game before Medlin. Shades of things to come?

Nice job on the bases by McGoo.

hiway 61

May 9th, 2012
9:31 am

What happen to Twitter? Nothing new in last two days..come on ajc you can do better than that.

Dan Uggla is just fine

May 9th, 2012
9:37 am

@You said what?

Dan Uggla’s stats with RISP are actually quite good this year. You can see it right here: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/7692/situational

He is hitting better with RISP than with no men on base. An .858 OPS with RISP is excellent and I would venture to guess that there are only a handful (if that) of 2nd baseman in the majors hitting any better in those situation. Dan Uggla has been a good player this year. Your eyes are deceiving you.

WOW

May 9th, 2012
9:51 am

I was at the game last night. Delgado looked really good. I was happy to see Heyward hit a triple but was sad that Chipper went 0-4. Really wanted to see him hit because it’s the last time I’ll get to see him play in person.

Nardville

May 9th, 2012
10:07 am

Uggla to Gwinnett.
Trade McCann.
Retire Chipper.
Fire Wren.

Mister Frisky

May 9th, 2012
10:14 am

Ralph

May 9th, 2012
10:41 am

Infante has 6 HR”s, Uggla has 4, oh by the way who was that we traded for Uggla, I forget, seems to me we gave away a pretty good LHP in that deal also.

panamajack

May 9th, 2012
10:43 am

Delgado will be our ACE in 2013!

panamajack

May 9th, 2012
10:46 am

TO ALL THOSE NY YANKEE FANS IN PANAMA – Move over Mariano Rivera, Delgado is moving in.

You said what?

May 9th, 2012
10:51 am

@ Dan Uggla is just fine: Please read my post again. I was QUOTING a moronic post from yesterday. Thus my screen name.

hiway 61

May 9th, 2012
11:22 am

Nardville, Braves are ok..Uggla is having a good year. Check his stats..Infante is good but Uggla is better..bet on it Ralph.
McCann I don’t know about his problems but he is not the catcher he was couple years ago..very poor “D”. Maybe he’ll get it right.

No Flag Since Lemke

May 9th, 2012
11:27 am

Ask any GM if they would trade Uggla for Infante. As for the that pretty good lefthander (Dunn), he was sent down to AAA last week.

You said what?

May 9th, 2012
11:31 am

Ralph

May 9th, 2012
10:41 am
Infante has 6 HR”s, Uggla has 4, oh by the way who was that we traded for Uggla, I forget, seems to me we gave away a pretty good LHP in that deal also
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Whose error cost the Marlins the game last night?

Brandon

May 9th, 2012
11:38 am

@ Ralph – since going to the marlins, infante is batting .280 with a .318 obp and 13 homers in 740 plate appearances
-uggla is batting .240 with a .318obp and 40 homers in 805 plate appearances.
-if you take out the first 3 months from last season, which was clearly an outlier,
-uggla is batting .286 with a .368 obp and 28 homers in 473 plate appearances
-infante is batting .300 with a .331obp and 12 homers in 401 plate appearances

The Braves got the right handed power bat that they were looking for, one of the best offensive 2nd basemen in the majors and people are still complaining.

As for mike dunn, i had no problem with the braves throwing him in the deal because the bullpen still led the league in ERA with a 3.03 ERA, the lowest opponent batting average at .221 and the lowest whip in the national league at 1.21…And this season, dunn has a 9.53 ERA , 6 walks, 8 hits in 5.2 innings pitched

One last thing! While people are complaining about uggla with RISP, infante has batted .174 with in 23 at bats with 6 R.B.I’s. Uggla has batted .313 with 15 rbi’s in 32 at bats. And to the person that said that those are deceiving stats for uggla, consider that from the 7th inning on, uggla is batting .351 with 2 homers and 10rbi’s in 37 plate appearances.

But as Nardville so well put it, send uggla to gwinnett

Brave Hokie

May 9th, 2012
11:53 am

Mikey B

May 9th, 2012
2:41 am
I’m definitely not sold on the Nats.
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Dude, the Braves couldn’t beat the Nat’s when they sucked, or even when they were the Expos…

hiway 61

May 9th, 2012
11:55 am

Well said Brandon

CMC

May 9th, 2012
12:06 pm

Good job, Brandon. Don’t let the facts get in the way out there, whiners and complainers. And learn how to spell the players’ names while you were at it. I’ve seen Fredi’s name spelled ten different ways by folks wanting to run him out of town. Team is tied for first place today, guys. What else do you want???

You said what?

May 9th, 2012
12:30 pm

Brave Hokie

May 9th, 2012
11:53 am
Mikey B

May 9th, 2012
2:41 am
I’m definitely not sold on the Nats.
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Dude, the Braves couldn’t beat the Nat’s when they sucked, or even when they were the Expos
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Braves are 123-93 against Washington/Montreal sice 2000. Next moronic statement……..

64 year Braves fan

May 9th, 2012
12:33 pm

Red Sox need starting pitching. Trade JJ for Kevin Youkilis whose days in Boston are numbered.
A right handed bat who can play 3rd or 1st.

Brave Hokie

May 9th, 2012
12:38 pm

Hey everybody, I’am ‘You said what?’ and I can use an internet search browser {and obviously do not have a ‘day’ job…}

& the Braves were 9-9 against the Nats last season, which quite frankly is / was pathetic…

Let’s hope for better in 2012.

Lobosolo

May 9th, 2012
12:40 pm

David and Trey, there will always be folks who need to compensate for knowing nothing by talking like they know everything… J-Man is negative, but the thing that really stands out about him (and most of the others) is his terrible knowledge of the fundamentals of baseball and his spelling shortcomings… he at least could be called a fan… just an awfully ignorant one… the namecaller armchairs, on the other hand, are both baseball stupid AND mean…. they all cry like babies and should be ashamed for their kids, who suffer at having fathers that cry like children, OVER BASEBALL!!!

jim

May 9th, 2012
1:05 pm

I’m not expecting the Nats to go away anytime soon. They lose Werth for much of the season (who knows what he will be able to do when he returns from that injury), but they soon get back Zimmerman and Morse and Harper should only get better with experience. That pitching staff is legit. They may tire later in the season when their innings start to mount, but John Lannan is their next option — not welcomenews for the Braves. Their bullpen is also very solid. This still shapes up as a five team race. The Mets have good starting pitching and a lot of very pesky hitters. They are showing no signs of being ready to fade away.

[...] So does Dave O’Brien of the AJC, who also has the postgame quotes. [...]

You said what?

May 9th, 2012
1:11 pm

Hi everyone, my name is Braves Hokie and I CAN’T use an internet browser and just throw randon statements out there. Accuracy is overrated.

jim

May 9th, 2012
1:25 pm

If JJ were to get his velocity back to 92 mph and show more movement on his pitches during the next few starts, what would the Braves do? If they were to bring him back up, who would be removed from the rotation? Assuming Hudson and Beachy are set as the top two starters, that leaves Hanson, Minor and Delgado as candidates for demotion/bullpen. Delgado was terrific at the end of last year and had one bad inning against Arizona and a mediocre effort against Pitt to offset otherwise solid to very good outings this year. (Delgado was one out away from a very impressive win in the game that would have put us in the playoffs last year — the first game of the Cardinal series where Kimbrel walked the two batters in front of Pujols and blew his first save in months. A win there and even if everything else followed as it did, the Bravew would have been in the playoffs.)
I look for Minor to bounce back from a couple of bad starts, but Hanson scares me.
The answer to what to do about JJ that the Braves would like to be able to have would be to trade him even if they could get a solid BP arm in exchange.

J-Man

May 9th, 2012
1:27 pm

Oh great lobosolo is back and his alias “You are the idiot” is once again taking time out of his “Busy Schedule” to call me a negative blogger and an “Armchair Blogger”. But Im actually glad your here because I need some laughs today and your rediculous rhetoric. But because I think Chad Durbin should be released (when this same paper just one day ago posed the same question with an article) makes me negative and makes me uninformed. Ok and what makes you have the supreme knowledge when it comes to baseball. But don’t let the fact that Durbiin leads the team in appearances and is still 3rd in the Majors in ERA stop the fact that you must have a “mancrush” on Durbin and don’ let the fact that his career ERA is over 5 stop you from thinking he is a good pitcher. Lobosolo I have a far superior knowlede to the game of baseball and the history of baseball to you, in fact you never bring anything productive to this blog all you have to say is “Negative Bloggers” or “Armchair Bloggers”. You always say the SAME thing and have no real oppinions except that everyone elses opinions is wrong. So I’m gonna help you out I gonna drop some knowledge on you and I want you to do the opposite because I know thats how you opperate.
Chad Durbin is the best pitcher ever
Tyler Pastornicky is better than Omar Vizquel with his glove
Fredi Gonzalez is better than Bobby Cox……ok there you go
Now you want to say I have terrible knowledge about baseball
Well I was right about Jurrjens needing to be sent down that I had you to come out and admit this so if I have no knowledge Jurrjens would be pitching like he did last year before the all-star break. But you just keep being a responder and have no opinion while I’ll give you your ideas by making you post your negative blogger posts that you only can post .

lobosolo

May 9th, 2012
1:32 pm

I wish you were here so I could beat the hell out of you J-Man

J-Man

May 9th, 2012
1:35 pm

Hahaha I wish you would try to beat the hell out of me. I’m 6′3 285 and 28 years old and I’ve fought my whole life. Id stomp you till you crapped yourself lol But if you want to step at me then give me your number and ill drive up there and gladly make your dreams come true.

jim

May 9th, 2012
1:40 pm

As bad as Durbin has been, I don’t recall him costing us any games yet this year. The game twwo nights ago wen from a more doable 3-1 deficit to 5-1, but had the score stayed 3-1 there is no evidence the 9th inning would have played out any differently. The Cubs may have used a different reliever, but most (all?) of the games Durbin has appeared and given up extra runs were in games like Monday’s where only the final score and not the outcome was likely to change. He has made a few positive contributions like the win against Philly and closing out games with a 4+ run lead. This is not to say that a different option would not have done better and not so much a defense of Durbin as an argument that his presence in the bullpen has not really been much of a factor to suggest the team would be doing better without.him.

J-Man

May 9th, 2012
1:40 pm

I think you need to remember that this is a blog and not pop a vein. Because you mouth is writing checks. I still remember when you wanted me to burn in hell or whatever you posted a few weeks back. And I think you need to tone it down a notch.

Al

May 9th, 2012
1:44 pm

Everyone is tough behind a keyboard. How pathetic.

jim

May 9th, 2012
1:48 pm

I thought this was a discussion group, not a food fight.

J-Man

May 9th, 2012
1:48 pm

Well Al thats true. All I said was Durbin stinks and this guy says he wants to beat the hell out of me. And I dont take him seriously because he is a Keyboard Jockey

J-Man

May 9th, 2012
1:51 pm

I aint wanting to fight all I want the Braves to beat the Cubs.

jim

May 9th, 2012
1:53 pm

I hope the Ross is better than McCann crowd is out tomorrow if it means that Ross has contributed to a Braves win. I am not ready to join them, but am solidly in the ranks of no multi-year contract to a 30 year old catcher whose numbers are already declining.

J-Man

May 9th, 2012
1:57 pm

I with you Jim McCann doesnt warrent a Yadier Molina contract extension. McCann has regressed offensively and defensively and has bad knees and his extra weight doesnt help him in the long term.

Alex

May 9th, 2012
1:59 pm

Infante has 6 HR”s, Uggla has 4, oh by the way who was that we traded for Uggla, I forget, seems to me we gave away a pretty good LHP in that deal also.
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Mike Dunn, the guy with a 9.53 ERA in less than six innings this year? And a BB/9 of over 9? I’m not sure what dimension you live in, but i don’t think that qualifies as “pretty good”. And Infante has had a seriously fluky start in terms of power. And Uggla’s OBP is still higher. Go cheer for the Phillies like we know you do.

J-Man

May 9th, 2012
2:05 pm

Mike Dunn did have good stuff when he was here and good numbers too. But Relief pitchers are like internet companies stock, they can be sky high then drop off the face of the earth all of a sudden

Ralph

May 9th, 2012
2:09 pm

lobosolo can’t even spell his own name, it’s spelled locosolo!

Ralph

May 9th, 2012
2:13 pm

Alex

May 9th, 2012
1:59 pm

Well at least I got some good conversation going, thats all I was trying to do.

panamajack

May 9th, 2012
2:17 pm

lobosolo is not a lone wolf, he’s a lonely idiot

David O'Brien

May 9th, 2012
2:19 pm

Cubs presented Chipper with one of the Braves flags that hung outside the ballpark in a ceremony at home plate. Nice.

J-Man

May 9th, 2012
2:31 pm

Well lobosolo you have more than just me calling you an idiot. So maybe you need to rethink who you are calling idiots and maybe look at a mirror instead

Lobosolo

May 9th, 2012
3:01 pm

The real Lobosolo is here, with his name capitalized as it should be… the other lobosolo is the imposter, with nothing remotely approaching the intellect of the real one… One thing I don’t do, J-Man, is threaten others with bodily harm… You should be able, by now, to ascertain the difference between me and the imposter(s). but then again, as much as you watch baseball you’d think you were a little more savvy about it than you appear to be… J-Man, I forget more about baseball when I take a dump than you will ever know, rest assured… when you aren’t repeating the obvious, you’re (notice the difference in you’re and your) making statements or posing questions that belie your (notice spelling, again) claims to be a baseball expert…. You’re a good fan, J-Man, but you don’t know the game… I wish I could help you, but that would take years of hard work on your (there it is again!) part… keep trying, though… it breaks the monotony of the day…

Lobosolo

May 9th, 2012
3:06 pm

I don’t use an alias, either… that is for people who can’t think for themselves… don’t wish anyone hellfire and damnation, either… use your head, J-Man… look at my posts and look at the imposters… can you see the difference? writing style? message? It’s as obvious as some of the baseball things you don’t get… use your head, man….

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