1:33 pm May 21, 2012, by David O'Brien
May 21st, 20128:23 pm
Minor does not have it mentally.He breaks down when things go bad
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
wow!!!! minor you just suck buddy- 11hrs in 4 starts
Might be time to get him out.
What in the name of all that’s good and holy has happened to Mike Minor?
what the ???
May 21st, 20128:24 pm
ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!! 3 IN A ROW!!! GET HIM OUT OF THERE!!!!!
Ok Fredi wake up and get your a## out there…
This is just sad now. I haven’t seen a Braves’ pitcher look this defeated since Chris Reitsma.
Leake has a .270 career BA!! .270
Still having patience cabravesfan? Most homeruns given up by a NL pitcher this year
OK, that one was legit. And a meatball.
C-Mart or Meds, you’re up next.
yank him now before he makes 4 hrs in a row
First hr for Leake but he’s a good hitter. .270 career batting average. He hit .333 in 2010 and was hitting .333 before this game. If you’re gonna give it up to a pitcher, Leake’s not the worst guy in the world to get hit by.
(end of silver lining comment; you may now return focus to the dark cloud.)
Is Teheran on the bus yet?
can we go for 4 in a row? straight fastballs down the pipe make a hitter’s eyes light up big time
No no no Braves. Get the dude out now, he’s not ready for MLB.
Get him out of there Freddy and send him to Gwinnett, I would rather see Hernandez pitch every fifth day.
Lil' Barry Bailout (Unexpectedly Revised Downward)
May 21st, 20128:25 pm
Minor will plunk him just to break the streak.
Cap: Where's My Tip
4 solo shots simplified is a grand slam
They say solo homers won’t hurt you — but that rule doesn’t apply when it’s FOUR solo homers.
Freddi G should be ashamed of himself if he lets this continue…
The majority of Minor’s problems seem to be after two outs. Shows his lack of confidence…
He better get his head out of his behind soon…
Look, is batting practice…
He keeps throwing the ball down the middle of the plate. McCann wants it off the plate and he throws it down the middle.
He’s just thoroughly confused.
all this with 2 outs as well!!! can’t you pitch a ground ball minor??? quit leaving it up!!
Same thing every start….he’s good the first time through the order and then gets pounded. Why not give Teheran a shot…can’t be worse than this mess.
I learned that the Braves are on ESPN… just in time to see those back-to-back-to-back HRs. Geez..
Wheres Phil defending Minor at now????????????????
Now Shut up and know that we need OSWALT!!!!!!!!!!
May 21st, 20128:26 pm
ball ball ball ball
was that on orders from the dugout?
Leake has a .270 career BA!! .270
enuff reason right thar for us to have drafted him instead of Minor
Nah, let’s leave him in until we get at least 5 runs behind. That would be easier to overcome than 3. Three’s just an unlucky number. (FG’s thought process at work)
No way you can keep Minor in a rotation on a team that has playoff expectations.
Glavine was on a bad team his first year and in his second yr he figured it out, and the 89 Braves were not so great.
Maddux also figured it out in his second full MLB yr with the 89 Cubs.
Minor is so much like Jo Jo Reyes its like they were cloned.
The Braves do not need any more lefties, look what flops that Jo Jo and Minor are.
Hernandez is up in pen. (per twitter)
DOB…..Admit it we need Oswalt.
I have not seen one inside pitch if you only throw the ball outside and over the plate they are going to rope you.
They should put Medlin in that spot. They have Martinez as the long reliever.
May 21st, 20128:27 pm
It’s games like these that make me flip flop on where Meds has more value. It is nice to have at least a chance to win every 5th day. We don’t have that now. Call up Gearrin and move Meds to the rotation…after he is stretched out.
Livan move up to starter?
Jo Jo Minor.
He’s done mentally…
At what point is Gonzalez just throwing away the season with Minor ? Nothing against the kid but what does he see in him ? He’s never actly like he has the makeup, I think I can see his lower lip quiver when he struggles. More to the point he doesn’t have the kind of stuff to warrent confidence in my opinion. He looks weak in every way.
May 21st, 20128:28 pm
Braves need a pitching coach!
Mike Minor sucks.
“Livan move up to starter?”
That’s 11 homers off Minor in 24-2/3 innings over his past five starts
Minor should not be starting anymore
May 21st, 20128:29 pm
Fish- Where’s Medlin? Wasting his talent pitching an inning or two in the bullpen instead using them in the rotation.
Rumor has it that he’s leaving him in to work on a specific pitch. It’s called a “homer pitch”. OK, I think it’s working now, so take him out you poor excuse for a MLB manager.
“At what point is Gonzalez just throwing away the season with Minor ? ”
Hard to call it “throwing away the season” when they are still 10 games above 500.
Can they please stop comparing Minor to Glavine…it’s ridiculous.
oh well we all expected to lose with Minor pitching anyway didn’t we?
COME OUT COME OUT……….WHEREEVER YOU ARE!!!!!!!
Livan will not start.
Medlen will not start.
Oswalt will not be signed.
4 and 5 will have to be hashed out between Minor, Delgado, JJ and Teheran.
I do believe we are at the Teheran portion of the program.
Announcers comparing Minor to Glavine at the start of his career. I’ll tell you one thing Glavine didn’t do. He didn’t give up like Minor has appeared to do.
May 21st, 20128:30 pm
JJ just gave up 3 run homer to Valencia in Rochester….
96 pitches over 4 innings. 96!!!!!!!!!!!
Glavine at his worst that rookie yr was no where near as bad a Minor is.
Glaving at least had some competitive fight in him, this Minor has zilch and Minor is on such a better team.
I hate Minor (as a pitcher) and want him DFAed ASAP.
I guess we can now discredit this theory that Minor’s struggles are predominantly from the stretch because he has allowed four solo homeruns tonight.
It’s ok KK Minor,heard JJ needs a roommate at Gwinnett.
OSWALT OSWALT OSWALT OSWALT OSWALT OSWALT OSWALT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mike Minor needs to join Jair!!!! Period!!
May 21st, 20128:31 pm
May 21st, 2012
How is the pitching coaches fault when a guy continually throws the ball over the middle of the plate?
TommyKK I suggested giving Hernandez a shot last week. At least he doesn’t have a nervous breakdown every time he pitches.
That’s it…I have lower faith that Minor can get it done, start looking for a rotation replacement Fredi!
I’m going to buy a Minor jersey. He’s the next Glavine. You see the comparisons Joe just put on the screen between the two through their first 30 MLB starts? Identical.
Good website. I’ve been making this lately. My only mod is to add a chopped onion to the mix.
J-Man, DOB don’t have anything to do with getting Oswalt.
Minor bird should just give up pitching and get a real job in the real world.
Any kind of a job so long as he is not a major league pitcher.
May 21st, 20128:32 pm
You are right nolie. I don’t think any of us expected Minor to pitch any differently than he is right now. The difference to me is that I thought we would make it a good game by kicking Leake around, but that is not happening.
Joe in SoCal
whats he at 100 pitches…4 solo shots…thru 4? Dude’s got some mental issues it appears..
Minor needs to grow a pair. Dude walks around like Eeyore…
History would suggest that when it comes to pitching the Braves know a thing or two, but when it comes to Minor it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep that in mind.
I hear Shane Reynolds is available.
So what happens if Oswalt struggles? (not that he is going to be a Brave…or be ready before the end of June at the earliest)
Zac in Tempe
We don’t need to panic and sign Oswalt (He wouldn’t sign anyway). We need to give Livan a spot start and work on Minor in an extended bullpen session.
Minor is a quitter
Minor player t’s are on sale now! Get em while they’re hot!
May 21st, 20128:33 pm
Minor would be a SICK batting practice coach!
@ Afran I know that…..The other day DOB called me out saying that Oswalt wasnt that good. Thats what that was about
It will be Livan starting if Minor gets booted from the rotation. Medlen is too key in the setup role in the bullpen and Teheran is not pitching that well in triple A either.
Also, if you need a good chuckle, here’s Minor’s “ultimatum” from Spring Training:
I had to leave the game and didn’t see that 4HR’s….man this really blows and hopefully it will blow Minor away to get things in order.
“Minor is a quitter”
A dandy from Vandy at the very least.
May 21st, 20128:34 pm
“So what happens if Oswalt struggles? (not that he is going to be a Brave…or be ready before the end of June at the earliest)”
I promise it won’t be this bad.
I bet John Burkett is available……….
Anyone want to guess how many he’s going to give up this next inning?
Wow, came in to read the blog real quick, make a post, and the Braves’ half of the inning is already over. It is Mike Leake. In Cincy. Come on, boys. The offense is going to have to do it again.
if we signed Oswalt and he bombed, wanna bet who would be one of the most vocal critics??
May 21st, 20128:35 pm
kerryb, if u don’t know then u don’t know much about baseball and pitching.
Well, the guys are making outs at an alarming rate. They must have something to do later. I hope to come out tomorrow with a little more fire in their bellies.
Anyone not see any of this coming tonight? Minor stinking, the Braves making a winless pitcher look like Cy Young….
Last year Oswalt wasn’t anything special
The Braves offense tonight is nearly as troublesome as Minor’s struggles. They have allowed Leake to find himself and jump ahead of them and influence quick outs.
May 21st, 20128:36 pm
I have two words to fix this…………Julio…Teheran.
Leake finally having his “he was due for a good start” outing
I remember that Minor said he wanted to be traded if he wasnt starting during ST
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