Braves quotes after Tuesday’s loss to Reds

FREDI GONZALEZ

On all the Reds homers

“Two nights in a row. They’re swinging it, and getting them over the fence. I thought Beachy was terrific. Again. Minor did a nice job yesterday getting us deep in the ballgame, and Beachy did a great job keeping it right there. We just didn’t have any offense to score.

“I guess you’ve got to tip your hat to their starting pitching. You hand the ball off to their bullpen and you’re going to be in trouble, because it’s a short game. You’ve got Chapman and the kid who pitched yesterday [Arredondo], and I’m going to mispronounce the eighth-inning guy here today [Ondrusek]. They’re pretty good.”

On Bourn

“He was our offense, really. Him and Heyward. Got two solo home runs he squared up pretty good, and Jason hit that RBI double to drive in Danny. Freeman hit the ball to center field [leadoff single, out stretching to double] and the guy made a great play to get him out at second base.”

“We just didn’t hit the ball, and they pitched pretty well against us.”

On offense going into a funk, continuing in this cozy ballpark

“Of all the places. It’s just one of those things. It’s baseball. You can’t figure it out. You try to figure it out, you’ll go crazy. But we’re going to come out tomorrow, get another good outing from our starter, and hopefully our bats will get going.”

**BRANDON BEACHY

The three homers, was it ballpark, mistake pitches, or combination?

“Probably a combination. But I missed some spots. I’m not going to let the ballpark be an excuse for any of those three home runs. None of those pitches were where they were supposed to be.”

Take any positives from this, that you settled in and went seven?

“Other than those three pitches, I pitched the way I wanted to pitch tonight. I didn’t have my good fastball tonight, but I was spotting up and I was mixing it up really well. Like I said, those three pitches, if those stay singles I throw a game to be proud of.”

You were eventually going to give up runs somewhere, whether here or elsewhere

“But it never feels good. You never want to do it. Especially when it’s the way it happened tonight.”

“Latos has some good stuff, and he kept us guessing all night, coming right at us.”

**MICHAEL BOURN

First two-homer game, can’t fully enjoy it

“No, can’t. It’s always good to do that; it’s my first time ever doing it. But all in all, you want the victory. It was a hard-fought game both ways. They hit a couple of home runs as well, and they were able to hold the lead the rest of the game. We had to battle back, but they held us off at the end. Chapman came in and closed it down.

“We fought them at the end pretty good, but he’s not easy to get to, throwing that hard.”

On starting game with homer off Latos

“He was at a full count. I just happened to see the ball good and was able to get ahold of hit. He pitched good the rest of the game after that. We tried to work him but he was pretty good tonight. He was throwing the fastball hard, had a good slider, changeup. He worked us pretty good and pitched seven innings. We didn’t get to the pen early enough where they’d have to use a few people; they just used the big right-hander [Ondrusek] and Chapman at the end.

“It’s not an easy team to beat at home. They’re used to this park and they use it to their advantage. They’ve got a pretty good lineup over there. We’ve got to come to play. They took the first two so we’ve got to come tomorrow against Arroyo, try to put together good at-bats against him and see if we can get back in the W column.”

**JASON HEYWARD

On Latos

“He’s a good pitcher, had a very good fastball tonight. For the most part he put it where he wanted to.”

On team going through rough offensive stretch past few days, even in this small ballpark

“It’s part of a season. We’ve run into some good pitching staffs. Got to tip your hat last night to Mike [Leake], same thing tonight with Mat [Latos]. We lost 4-3, a one-run game. We hung in there. They swung the bats well and were able to maintain that lead. But again, we were close. We had another opportunity at the end of the game to tie it up.”

On facing Chapman in the ninth (Uggla and Heyward struck out to start inning)

“I just looked at some of the video of swings I just took. I felt like the trajectory of the pitches, they kind of rise. It’s tough. Like Kimbrel, sometimes you see guys right on him but he throws the fastball that’s electric. Same thing [with Chapman]. It’s tough left on left. I know odds are stacked against the hitter there, against somebody who can throw 101. But all you can do is go up there and battle. We don’t see him many times, being that he’s not in our division. So right now he’s probably going to have an advantage a majority of the time anyway.”

99 comments Add your comment

dana Duckett

May 22nd, 2012
11:12 pm

BravesfaninAugusta

May 22nd, 2012
11:22 pm

Got to tip your hat to all of these tip-your-hat comments

pcola braves fan

May 22nd, 2012
11:24 pm

I’m tippin my cap to all our strikeouts.

Supes

May 22nd, 2012
11:27 pm

Here comes the darn hat tipping garbage from our “beloved” Braves once again…cliche, cliche, cliche…tip hat…get ‘em tomorrow rah rah rah!

Durrtydogg

May 22nd, 2012
11:29 pm

keep tipping your cap and they’ll keep kicking your a**!!!

Brickhead OKelly

May 22nd, 2012
11:35 pm

On another note, is Bones Jones new name “No Show” Jones from now on. Funny how A.J. doesnt follow up on Bones Jones whereabouts :)

FL Jacket

May 22nd, 2012
11:35 pm

STOP TIPPING CAPS WE’RE SUPPOSED TO WIN EVERY GAME!!!!!1

Mister Frisky

May 22nd, 2012
11:46 pm

Cliff

May 22nd, 2012
11:57 pm

Here we go with these dumb fans…..the fans that came out the first four losses and then back in their holes till now. Funny how they shut up until the Braves lose a few games in row. Last time I check a team has never gone undefeated in baseball.

NorCal Brave

May 23rd, 2012
12:04 am

Totally bewildered by the Braves this year. Just when you think they’re over the hump with their hitting, they slump big time. Still more concerned about depth of starting pitching, and Venters has to prove he can get his control under control.

Brandon

May 23rd, 2012
12:04 am

When Mike Leake hits his first career home run, Michael Bourn hits 2 home runs in a game, and beachy gives up 3 home runs in a game , it has to be the park! haha

J-Man

May 23rd, 2012
12:19 am

I dont know what to say. The Braves hitters are back to their 2011 form of swinging for the fences with every AB………Granted Great American Ballpark can make a hitters eyes light up, but they need to get back to working the pitcher to deep counts, getting walks and timely hits. With Uggla, Freeman and about every hitter tonight they just seemed too aggressive and got in 0-2 counts everyother AB or hitting into a pop fly after a 1st or 2nd pitch…..I mean I dont think Latos threw but maybe 2 1st pitch strikes that would have been strikes but the Braves just were Hack happy tonight and the Selfish ABs really costed us. But the Braves have been suffering from selfish ABs for a week now. We need to get back to getting into 3-1 and 3-2 counts. And we will win games.

J-Man

May 23rd, 2012
12:22 am

Remember Hanson and Delgado are flyball pitchers…….not a good combination for that ball park

Mr. Enigma

May 23rd, 2012
12:29 am

Braves are now 7-13 in games Chipper doesn’t start.

19-5 when he does start.

Butt-Head

May 23rd, 2012
12:31 am

HUH HUH Beth Keener’s Breast Said tipping Huh Huh
And said pop-ups Huh Huh
And said hung Huh Huh
And said balls Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh Huh

J-Man

May 23rd, 2012
12:32 am

So we know that the 2013 Braves arent goona be that good unless they get another bat.

Fresno Bravo

May 23rd, 2012
12:58 am

Just for a theory here, but, 16 out of 20 on the road has to be wearing on the team here. I know they played 4 last week in between this mess of road games, but does it seem like to anybody else that the Braves are never at home? I know, 81/81, but this schedule here is a bit ridiculous. Not to mention 34 games in 35 days. I think this may have something to do with the way the team is playing on this last round of the road trip. Hopefully they benefit from this mess in the next couple of months.

J-Man

May 23rd, 2012
1:09 am

Fresno I agree that there is a bit of fatigue going on here from all the consecutive days in a row and all the road games. I think this is where a good manager is important to keep his players rested…..1 thing Fredi didnt do was DH Chipper. So far not so good.

kevkat

May 23rd, 2012
1:33 am

Again, hopefully no one will blame this on the ball park. Both teams were hitting in the same park. (Well currently one team is hitting in this ball park) Also I agree with Freddi that Beachy hung in there however, honesty compels me to report he wasn’t “terrific”. I like Beachy’s honest assessment of how he pitched. Go get them today!

Cap: Where's My Tip

May 23rd, 2012
3:46 am

“You were eventually going to give up runs somewhere, whether here or elsewhere”
“But it never feels good. You never want to do it”

and here’s your difference between a pitcher who is pitching pretty good (Beachy) and one who isn’t (Minor). Beachy doesn’t want to give up any runs while Minor …….

“so I can take that, and I can also take that they were all solo shots. It was four runs instead of six or more”

clay

May 23rd, 2012
4:13 am

We need to win the next two. Delgado is due.

Darryl Blackberry, Generous Tipper

May 23rd, 2012
4:32 am

Well said, Cap. That’s worth a few bills.

Charlie

May 23rd, 2012
4:59 am

I have to tip my cap to Dan Uggla. He is consistent. He’s every bit as lousy as he was the first half of last year. As a big money RBI guy, he’s a total bust. It surely has been (to ths point) a bad, long term signing. Feed Uggla anything with a bend in it, and he can not adjust. Too bad. He’s one dimensional, and every pitcher knoiws it. Too bad, he’s so expenive, the Braves have to put him in the middle of the lineup, where he can (and does) consistently fail, strand runners, and kill rallies. He is also a strike out machine. About the only way Do Nothing Dan can get an RBI is to walk with the bases loaded. Just like last year, he’s killing his own team. What a waste of money. He actually could be a fair 7 or 8 hole hitter. What a terrible sign for th Braves. His RBI production is a joke.

danny

May 23rd, 2012
5:58 am

The guys are a little tired and understandably so. Who made this schedule. 34 games in 35 days and over half on the road???Just hang on guys.

OTP

May 23rd, 2012
6:37 am

Terrific, tip your hat, again. Sorry, it does happen sometimes; but, giving up the long ball at this rate does not win games.

Ralph

May 23rd, 2012
6:46 am

“Other than those three pitches, I pitched the way I wanted to pitch tonight

This Reds team mst be the most amazing team in the history of baseball to have only three bad pitches and be able to hit all three out of the park.

Ralph

May 23rd, 2012
6:54 am

It’s also pretty hard to believe any pitcher can pitch 7 innings and only throw 3 bad pitches.

Tank Tursley

May 23rd, 2012
7:23 am

It would have been nice for Uggla,Prado,Ross,and Pastornicky to contribute offensively…Uggla should be hitting 8th until he starts hitting.

Tank Tursley

May 23rd, 2012
7:25 am

This team quits (except Bourn) when Chipper doesn’t play.

Braves Bouffon

May 23rd, 2012
7:27 am

Read “CHARLIE”s comments on this page…..THEY ARE 100PERCENT CORRECT

Tank Tursley

May 23rd, 2012
7:28 am

What’s the over/under for Chipper playing 75 games this year ?

Buddy Landel

May 23rd, 2012
7:29 am

Charlie- Uggla is getting on base 36% of the time and is on pace to drive in around 100 runs, and he hasn’t hit a hot streak yet. According to baseballreference.com he’s hitting .348 in “late and close” situations. Not sure what you’re b!tchin’ about.

Tank Tursley

May 23rd, 2012
7:30 am

I didn’t even read Charlie’s comment and I said basically the same thing. Uggla is the most inconsistent hitter on the team and he hits 4th or 5th every game. Great managing… Not.

Tank Tursley

May 23rd, 2012
7:32 am

Uggla’s job isn’t to get on base. It’s to hit homers and drive in runs. You can’t do that striking out every other at-bat.

Juno Scrotus

May 23rd, 2012
7:35 am

Trade Uggla to KC for Francoeur. Put Prado at 2B and Frenchy in LF.

Braves Bouffon

May 23rd, 2012
7:36 am

Phillips returned to lead off the Reds’ fourth inning with a first-pitch long ball lifted into the right-field seats. Not only was Jacoby a positive influence from his own side, Phillips also had pregame words with Braves star Chipper Jones.

“He was telling me I have good hands and I should go out there and start using them,” Phillips said. “Me and Chipper are cool. He said that to me, and I can’t believe I started hitting some home runs today. I looked down at him in the dugout and he was busting out laughing. It was pretty funny.”

Buckbaloweme

May 23rd, 2012
7:37 am

I just want to tip my cap, and my drink cause thats what the Braves make me do.

Braves Bouffon

May 23rd, 2012
7:37 am

Buddy….Count how many times Uggla comes to the plate with runners in scoring position, less than two outs, and he makes CONTACT…..Go ahead, count it up

Braves Bouffon

May 23rd, 2012
7:38 am

I cant believe Patsy Gonzalez is still praising Mike Minors efforts Monday night!! OMG

Joey

May 23rd, 2012
8:09 am

So Chipper WOULD be a good hitting coach – for the Reds . . .

J-Man

May 23rd, 2012
8:18 am

Well I will give Fredi credit for not using Kimbrel or Venters in these games. Last year he would have pitched them both. Letting your starters go deeper into games is important in the later months. The main problem right now is that the braves are just to “Hack Happy” there swinging at obvious balls and not drawing out ABs and collecting walks.

SMOLTZ 29

May 23rd, 2012
8:20 am

Fredi can’t hold Bobby Cox’s jockstrap! The most passive manager I’ve ever seen. Keep tipping that hat to every club that beats us! MERCY

Let's Go

May 23rd, 2012
8:30 am

Greg Walker needs to spend a little extra time with Freddie Freeman because since that Colorado series his average has dropped almost 40 points and he is like 7 out of his last 35.

Since his slump last year people love to dig at Dan Uggla but this year Uggla is having a pretty good year and is at his career average in just about every stat. What Dan needs is for Chipper to get his butt back into the line-up because when Dan was hitting 5th and Chipper 6th Dan was getting a lot better pitches to hit and the Braves were scoring a lot more.

J-Man

May 23rd, 2012
8:30 am

J-Man

May 22nd, 2012
8:19 pm

Well I guess Beachy is doing this so we can lay off of Minor. Because Gonzalez will say something like “If Beachy can get lit up here then anyone can and Mike pitched excellent”

See Braves Bouffon I knew what Fredi Gonzalez was gonna say even before he gave the quotes.
I knew he was gonna give Minor extra praise……..but Ill admit when I wrote that post I was doing it tounge and cheek I didnt think he would actually give Minor credit for giving up 4 ER in 6 innings……I didnt having a game ERA of 6.00 was a good job. But when compared to his season ERA (6.96) I guess it really was.

J-Man

May 23rd, 2012
8:31 am

J-Man

May 22nd, 2012
8:19 pm

Well I guess Beachy is doing this so we can lay off of Minor. Because Gonzalez will say something like “If Beachy can get lit up here then anyone can and Mike pitched excellent”

See Braves Bouffon I knew what Fredi Gonzalez was gonna say even before he gave the quotes.
I knew he was gonna give Minor extra praise……..but Ill admit when I wrote that post I was doing it tounge and cheek I didnt think he would actually give Minor credit for giving up 4 ER in 6 innings……I didnt know having a game ERA of 6.00 was a good job. But when compared to his season ERA (6.96) I guess it really was.

J-Man

May 23rd, 2012
8:35 am

Uggla and Freddie need to cut down on the strike outs. Hopefully Walker and Fletcher will work with them and we will have much desired results. Also Jayson needs to be drilling those inside pitches. It seems that his swing is slower that it usually is so maybe a video drill by Walker and Fletcher can help him out and work out the kinks

ijudgenot

May 23rd, 2012
8:43 am

Reds are pounding the ball inside to the left hand hitters and hitting those spots. Give them credit. Their pitches are not tailing back toward the center like Beachy and Minor’s did. Let’s see if pitcher tonight can do the same thing for them.

Double Zero Eight

May 23rd, 2012
8:51 am

Fact:
The Braves have not won a playoff series
since Mazzone has not been the pitching coach.

Analysis
Mazzone was the reason the pitching staff was
so successful. He should be given more of the
credit for what the Braves accomplished from
1991-2005. Bring him back I don’t care what the
era is under McDowell. Look at what Lowe is
doing now that he is gone. Mazzone probably could
have even straightened out KK.

phil

May 23rd, 2012
9:15 am

I see the stupid cap tipping is back.

And Chipper solved hitting woes for the other side.

Great. Killer instinct? LOL….

just sayin'

May 23rd, 2012
9:34 am

Bourn is ‘half’ the size of freeman, heyward and uggla…he hits two out of the park…why?..because he’s swinging to make contact on the ball…not swinging for the fences…make good contact on the ball in that park and u have a chance to hit one out…swing for the fence, and you strike out, pop up…or dribble it on the ground to the second baseman…an average fan sees it..why can’t the coaches?..oh well, frustrating to watch….

El Bravo

May 23rd, 2012
9:44 am

It amazes me how stupid some fans can be. The Braves have won about 60% of games played this season. That translates to 97 wins for the year which would surely result on a first place finish. This team has already had wining streaks of more than five games twice and they will have more in the future. They will also have other 2 and 3 game losing streaks in their future. Stop whining over a 2 game losing streak…

CRMAC300

May 23rd, 2012
9:51 am

Heyward needs to look as some film of Chipper. Chipper does not swing half as hard as Heyward and look at the difference in results! When is Heyward finally going to listen to coaching and start hitting to all fields, expecially when he is so far from the plate. He should be driving those outside pitches to left and he is strong enough to send a lot of them over the wall. Offense is starting to look a lot like last September. I was at two of the games in Tampa this past weekend and the pitching was the only bright spot.

PMC

May 23rd, 2012
9:53 am

Well, we figured it out the Reds like Fastballs belt high and over the heart of the plate!

jj

May 23rd, 2012
10:04 am

The Braves are just not hitting right now and that happens to everybody over a season,but I wish that what is said in dugout between Manager and player would stay there and not spread over airways by Joe Simpson.That conversation was a teaching moment and not to promote “The Braves Way”!Go Braves

Buddy Landel

May 23rd, 2012
10:09 am

just sayin’- so are you saying Bourn will hit more HR than Freeman and Uggla the rest of the way? That is not the normal Michael Bourn swing. He got a ball up and drove it. Pitchers pitch Bourn differently than a ‘middle of the order” batter. Last night, he took advantage of it.

Tbyrd

May 23rd, 2012
10:48 am

Will you people come to grips with the fact that the phrase “tip your cap” to acknowlege an opponents success against you has been in the game for decades and will continue to be in the game for decades to come. Good Grief!

reckingball

May 23rd, 2012
10:59 am

Other than the Braves giving up 3HRs, the runner getting thrown out(trying to make a long single into a double) at 2nd, with no outs, late in the game, and the hitters not hitting that good,
the Braves did alright, I guess.
I hope the Braves can turn it around today.
Go Braves!

Tommy

May 23rd, 2012
11:16 am

Anya Hashimika Everyone. Where is the offense?

Rick

May 23rd, 2012
11:28 am

The offense is STILL and I repeat STILL the second in the NL!!! Come on people will you please have a beer or the whole 6 pack and pipe down! It amazes me to see how fast people turn on the home team. A two game losing streak is just that………. A TWO GAME LOSING STREAK. As long as we dont play a game 7 on a Monday we will be ok ( that is humor for you all who think that they sky is falling). Relax, take a step back and let the Braves do what they have done all year. Play hard, play with heart and play to win. Also for you Heyward and Uggla bashers, please take the time to understand that Heyward is still a young man making adjustments as he goes! He will not hit a homer every time up, but he will make great plays in the out field to take away BIG runs with his glove and the same for Uggla (remember the play he made to tag the runner out trying to steal last night? I know he is not a magician with the glove but sometimes when you dont hit, you do other things to help your team win). He will stop swinging at the bender and if he does not he will recognize he has to go with the pitch and take it the other way which will result in making pitchers PAY. Heyward will be fine for all you non-believers. RELAX. I repeat RELAX!!! The Braves will be fine. We have played on the road almost the whole season so far, so maybe a little tired but things will even out and all of your bandwagon jumpers can jump back on when they rake for 5 days straight. Just go with it!

Tommy

May 23rd, 2012
11:34 am

Completely agree. Sorry! I forgot we are just in a mini slump. No beer . How about Saki instead?

henry tn

May 23rd, 2012
11:40 am

you Bloggers will really be crying when the Nats sweep the braves this weekend. the way the braves are hitting right now the reds will take the next 2 and 4 & 3 make 7 loses in a row….

Rick

May 23rd, 2012
11:40 am

You buying? Count me in!

Tommy

May 23rd, 2012
11:45 am

@henrytn Just exactly does a Nationals fan doing on here? Get a life. This is Brave country. Moga MOga Chi chi Miki lao su. That is what I think of you. Go Braves!!! Lets have some more Saki.

Billy Brave

May 23rd, 2012
11:46 am

What a good hitting team. Prado leads off with a base hit and the 3,4,and 5 hitters could not even hit a fair ball. Are they great or not. This bunch has got to be leading the majors in strikeouts. If they are behind by 2 runs in the 6th inning I know I can turn it off its over. Like watching grass grow. Ugla is pathetic in the 4 spot.

Don

May 23rd, 2012
11:48 am

“Just have to tip your hat”
“It’s just one of those things”
There are many existing and potnetial “get by” managers out there.
But there are not many really “great” managers – the kind you MUST HAVE if you are going to have a truly championship team – and I am afraid the Fredi “ain’t” one of them.
Perhaps the reason that the Braves are in a slump is because they are worn out from all the cap tipping.

reckingball

May 23rd, 2012
11:49 am

In other news, more seating is now becoming available on the Braves Bandwagon.
Anyone interested, should claim a seat now, before the Braves start another winning streak, and the seats fill back up, again.
go braves

Tommy

May 23rd, 2012
11:51 am

@reckingball…. Where do I sign up? Go Braves!!!

nashvillewill

May 23rd, 2012
11:55 am

The discouraging thing about the recent loses is the poor AB’s and the strike outs. Surely Uggla, Heyward, Freeman are among the leaders in K’s in MLB. And Francisco, just fewer AB’s. Ross last night looked lost at the plate. Beachy and Minor did not pitch that badly given some run support. Hanson leaves a lot of pitches high and gives up a lot of flyballs, so unless Braves adjust and get some hits tonight could be another long night.

PMC

May 23rd, 2012
11:59 am

Does the bandwagon have an audio tour?

Don

May 23rd, 2012
12:02 pm

Double Zero Eight, you make a good point relating to Mazzone — but, even that, is not the most significant thing – There is something FAR FAR MORE SIGNIFICANT than that. Since Leo left as Pitching Coach 6 or 7 years ago, the Braves have had a large total number of different Starting Pitchers — and almost EVERY ONE of them has ended up BEING INJURED. For example, we had FOUR of our five Starters from last season comming of injuries. Problem is that Pitchers many times, perhaps most times do NOT return to their former greatness after serious injury. Remember how great both JJ and Hanson were before their first injuries. They should have been great Starters for the Braves for years to come. Now they are NOT EVEN CLOSE to being the pitchers they were before their injuries. And who knows about Medlen – after his injury, he has not been judged to be good enough to continue in the rotation.

Tommy

May 23rd, 2012
12:03 pm

@PMC Does not matter. Lets just get on it and ride,ride all the way to WS.

nashvillewill

May 23rd, 2012
12:06 pm

OK so I looked it up. Uggla is 2nd in NL and 4th in MLB in Strike Outs. Freeman and Heyward are 8th and 12th in NL. So Braves have three of top 12 Strike Out guys in NL. Anyone else see this a problem?

Tommy

May 23rd, 2012
12:10 pm

@nashvillewill Have another Saki with me and quit worrying. They will come out of this and be OK. Lu so mi my friend.

Moeman

May 23rd, 2012
12:22 pm

Rick – my compliments. Someone who actually understands baseball is a game of ups and downs. It’s a game of repeated failure. Get a hit 3 out out 10 at bats you’re a star. So even the best fail 7 outta 10. These armchair managers think you’re suppose to win evernight. Get a hit every at bat. Most just don’t get it. Go braves

Rick

May 23rd, 2012
12:26 pm

I am with you Moeman! Reckingball you are the man, and we will not make stops to pick up any fair weather fans! In the famous words of Mike Singletary “dont need them” and we “cant coach them” (to be a real fan. Tommy you are the man!

Tommy

May 23rd, 2012
12:35 pm

@ Rick Anya Hashimika Yobosayo. All the way to WS.

BrickHead OKelly

May 23rd, 2012
12:35 pm

Poster here the other day said it best about “No Show” Jones……………….He aint no Cal Ripken

OldFan

May 23rd, 2012
12:48 pm

Moeman has the right perspective. Thing is, you have to fail at the right time, not in bunches, and not everyone together. When that 70% failure rate hits 90% of the team during the same stretch, two game losses grow into losing streaks. I’m not concerned about the game they just lost. I’m concerned about the games they’re going to lose if they can’t shake this pattern.

reckingball

May 23rd, 2012
12:48 pm

I’m still wondering why Mazzone hasn’t gotten another coaching job, since he was laid-off by the Baltimore Oreos?
Is it an age issue?
His unemployment, has to have run out by now.
go braves

reckingball

May 23rd, 2012
12:51 pm

OldFan, perhaps they have been together for so long, their bodies have adjusted to the same cycle. haha

ATLBrave

May 23rd, 2012
12:51 pm

From ESPN: The only teams that legitimately will be bidding for Greinke will be the Toronto Blue Jays, Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins and maybe the New York Yankees. ”

DOB is it possible Braves trade for Greinke?

Tommy

May 23rd, 2012
12:57 pm

@AtlBrave You have got to be kidding. You believe what ESPN says. NEVER NEVER

just sayin'

May 23rd, 2012
1:40 pm

@buddy…i’m not saying Bourn will hit more HRs than freeman, uggla and heyward…what i’m saying is that bourn swings to get wood on the bat…the others swing ‘for the fence’….as i said, get wood on the ball in Cincy’s park and it may go out…

David O'Brien

May 23rd, 2012
1:43 pm

DOB is it possible Braves trade for Greinke?

Anything’s possible, but Dempster seems more likely, IMO, if Braves go for pennant-race help from a pitcher with expiring contract. Dempster goes way back with Wren and Fredi, from Marlins days, and he’s great in clubhouse, has experience in playoff race, etc.

Buddy Landel

May 23rd, 2012
1:51 pm

just sayin’- That is Bourn’s job more than the others. Of course power hitters will strike out more than leadoff hitters. If your leadoff hitter can’t put the ball in play, he won’t be batting #1 for long. If you middle of the order guys strike out a lot, but still drive in runs at a pretty good rate, who cares?

Buddy Landel

May 23rd, 2012
1:51 pm

Good call on Dempster, DOB.

hiway61

May 23rd, 2012
2:08 pm

Tipping your cap is like kissing your sister..no damn fun.
Makes we want to throw up every time I here Fredi say it…are other players.

hiway61

May 23rd, 2012
2:09 pm

Is that inside info on Dempster?… DOB

just sayin'

May 23rd, 2012
2:14 pm

@buddy…uggla has twice as many SOs as he does RBIs…doesn’t sound like a ‘pretty good rate’ to me…but we have differing opinions about this subject it seems…i don’t mind so much them swinging for the fence for the first couple of strikes…but even little leaguers are taught to try to get wood on the ball after two strikes….especially with men on base…but this could be getting to be like the dead horse…

Tommy

May 23rd, 2012
2:21 pm

@just sayin Would you please relax and go with the flow. Everything will be OK. Be patient PLEASE!!!

hiway61

May 23rd, 2012
2:23 pm

Do you really believe they’re not trying to get wood on the ball with two strikes? Thats stupid, you know damn well they are trying to hit it. That has alot to do with the pitcher..u know. Go Braves and thanks Wren for Walker and Fletcher.

Moeman

May 23rd, 2012
2:28 pm

OldFan – understand the concern. Championship caliber teams don’t have extended losing streaks. Someone needs to step up. Bourn & Prado doing their part but middle of order lately not doing well. Seems younsters struggling when BMac and Chipper not in there. Right the ship and start a win streak tonight.

Tommy

May 23rd, 2012
2:37 pm

IM on your train Moeman. Go Braves!!!

hiway61

May 23rd, 2012
2:37 pm

Don’t blame mac and chipper being out…good players can GET IT DONE.. without Chipper(I do miss him)..Ross is doing just great in Mac’s place.
Go Braves…

reckingball

May 23rd, 2012
3:15 pm

Didn’t the Cardinals have some losing streaks last year?
How about the Giants in 2010, did they have any losing streaks, that year?
go braves

TOMY FOURNIER

May 23rd, 2012
3:42 pm

TIP YOUR CAP FOR FREDY…I S A MONKEY MORON..A CLOWN MANAGER…AHHHHHHHH%%$$%%@@!!!. AND HE SAID
FRANCISCO MAKE SOMETHING BAD…AND WHAT THE HELL HE IS DOING….YES..NOTHING!!!!

Tommy

May 23rd, 2012
3:57 pm

@TOMY FOURNIER Get a life. You could not do better. So why condemn him. I am so tired of certain people complaining at every little thing. Come on people they are only 1/2 game out of first. Give them some love once in awhile instead of the criticism. Have another SAki and relax. They will be fine. Go Braves!!!!

tipsy on the tippy

May 23rd, 2012
5:50 pm

You gotta tip your cap to the person who coined the phrase”tip your cap”. That guy must be a multi-millionarie by now.

TOMY FOURNIER

May 23rd, 2012
6:56 pm

MR. TOMMY…NOT COMMENT…USE YOUR CHICKEN POT…I KEEP IT ON MINE…I LOVE ATLANTA BRAVES AND IS MY FEELING…OK????/OK !!!!

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