Updated: Braves place Chipper on 15-day DL

Vivlamore reporting from Turner Field with your Braves report.

The Braves placed third baseman Chipper Jones on the 15-day disabled list with a left leg contusion following Friday’s game against the Nationals. The move is retroactive to Wednesday when Jones pinch-hit, his only appearance in the past seven games since suffering the injury in Tampa Bay on May 18th.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez said the Braves will call up a catcher to replace Jones on the roster. The team will announce the player Saturday. They are in need of a catcher after backup David Ross suffered a right groin strain during a second-inning at-bat Friday and is day-to-day. Ross started the past four games for Brian McCann, who was out with flu-like symptoms.

“It’s not getting better and we are starting to play a little bit short-handed,” Gonzalez said of placing Jones on the DL following the 7-4 loss to the Nationals. “It’s not fair for him and it’s not fair for the team.”

J.C. Boscan is a likely candidate to be re-called from Triple-A Gwinnett. The G-Braves are to begin a home-stand on Saturday. Boscan played four games for the Braves last season. He has experience catching the major-league staff from his time with the team in spring training. In 32 games for the G-Braves this season, Boscan is hitting .192 with two home runs and 12 RBIs.

Jones, 40, said the nasty bruise was taking much longer to heal than he originally expected. While Jones has been able to take batting practice, he said he could only run at 25-30 percent of full speed due to soreness in the area ranging from his foot to mid-calf  from the bruising.

“If we had it to do all over again, I probably would not have pinch hit [Wednesday] in case I do need to go on the disabled list and they need a warm body up here that can play,” Jones said before Friday’s game.

Gonzalez said he has been assured by team trainers that Jones would not be able to play for the entire length of time he will be on the disabled list.

“They assured me it is going to be 15 days,” Gonzalez said. “It’s not going to be six days [and then he would be healthy enough to return]. It’s going to be the whole 15 days and maybe a little bit longer than that. You are talking 15 days plus six [more days already out of the lineup] without playing. It’s going to be a couple days of rehab also.”

Jones was injured when the Rays’ B.J. Upton hit a sharp one-hopper that skipped off the Tropicana Field artificial turf and struck Jones in the leg. Jones said it was the hardest he had ever been hit.

Ross will be re-evaluated on Saturday. Gonzalez said the catcher suffered a similar injury twice before. It may only require a few days rest in it’s not a full groin pull.

McCann, originally not in the starting lineup, replaced Ross. Gonzalez said the effect of the three-day illness on McCann was noticeable late in the game.

“The last four innings he barely made it through the game,” Gonzalez said.

105 comments Add your comment

Jclay

May 25th, 2012
10:55 pm

Willis

May 25th, 2012
10:55 pm

Before people go nuts EVERY team goes through crappy stretches. I know we look AWFUL but just breathe easy ask both the bravos and cards it’s a LONG year patience folks rough stretch lets get em tomorrow

Stuart

May 25th, 2012
10:58 pm

I was vilified the other nite when I suggested the Braves DL him. This team loses 80-90 this year.

162 games....chill

May 25th, 2012
10:58 pm

Several hurt or sick…no worries.

Fredi Will Screw It Up Somehow

May 25th, 2012
10:58 pm

HAHAHAHA! Stick a fork in these clowns! DONE.

Myke Hawk

May 25th, 2012
11:01 pm

whos being called up.. BOSCAN???
blah!

Fredi Will Screw It Up Somehow

May 25th, 2012
11:02 pm

You idiots, the only reason they were competing is because the other NL East teams had countless key injuries, but THOSE teams battled through them. This team has PROVEN they can’t win without Daddy Chipper. LMAO… They’re done! And all your excuse-makers, enjoy this losing streak while Fredi the Buffoon gives away more games with his stupidity.

JJ

May 25th, 2012
11:03 pm

I don’t like this just like anyone else does, but as Braves fans we need to relax. It’s still May. Just last week you could make an argument they were the best team in baseball. We have had a lot of injuries/illnesses and we have lost a few close games that could have gone either way. We will get healthy again and will compete for the division title all year. It’s way too early to panic knowing this team’s potential when healthy.

JJ

May 25th, 2012
11:03 pm

I don’t like this just like anyone else does, but as Braves fans we need to relax. It’s still May. Just last week you could make an argument they were the best team in baseball. We have had a lot of injuries/illnesses and we have lost a few close games that could have gone either way. We will get healthy again and will compete for the division title all year. It’s way too early to panic knowing this team’s potential when healthy.

Barves Management

May 25th, 2012
11:04 pm

Wow who is running this team. Mismanagement to the max on this entire situation.

TheOnlyBravesFan

May 25th, 2012
11:07 pm

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Get well Chipper and Ross, heck, the entire team

Gattis fan

May 25th, 2012
11:09 pm

Will they bring up Gattis? Is he still tearing it up?

Kat

May 25th, 2012
11:15 pm

How does Chipper go from the on deck circle to the DL? He’s either too hurt to play and should be on the DL or he’s okay enough to pinch hit. Confused…..

Mike from the coast

May 25th, 2012
11:19 pm

I find it hard to believe the negative posts. The Braves will be fine. I think they are built for the long haul and I predict we will winl the division or at worst a wild card. Lots of injuries the past 7 days, and counting Freeman’s eyes the last ten. Remember we lost the first four this year and all of you pessimists were selling us down the river. Watch and learn. We have the pitching and we have the offense. Every single team will have a hiccup or two. I predict we will do very well over the next month. Hang with your team. It’s ok to express frustration but I do not understand the total negativity of some posters. We are two games out of first. It’s not like we are stuck in the basement. If your a true Braves fan, hang in there win or lose, don’t trash them every chance you get.

lolbraves

May 25th, 2012
11:22 pm

People always bring up the Braves record without Chipper and while he is a big part of the team the stat is misleading. People thinking that the Braves are losing because Chipper isn’t playing are severely over estimating the power of one person. Chipper’s absence hasn’t made Freeman, Uggla, Heyward, and Mccann disappear offensively. His absence also hasn’t made Minor get destroyed every outing, Delgado to give up 2 official grandslams and 1 unofficial to the Reds, Venters to turn into a joke, or Martinez to give up homers 4 outings in a row. The next month will be telling for this team given how strong the NL East is. I don’t think they can stay in 2nd and I wouldn’t be surprised to see them in last, but if they can remain within 5 or 6 games out of first they’re far from done. Don’t be surprised to see them drop below .500 though.

tvsportscaster

May 25th, 2012
11:23 pm

Gattis fan, if you were truly a Gattis fan, you would know that he was put on the DL just a couple of days ago. But if he weren’t he would be a logical callup, but we’re probably stuck with Boscan.

matt

May 25th, 2012
11:24 pm

Thank you Mike and JJ simply thank you. The world still goes on every team struggles throughout a long season we’ll be alright

TheOnlyBravesFan

May 25th, 2012
11:24 pm

he was too hurt to hit unless absolutely needed (he said so), he couldn’t run the bases or for fly balls

I think the reason he was DL’ed was to bring up a catcher without losing Ross (who might not be so serious) and give Chipper the time needed to rest.

my personal opinion : he was a decoy out there to get them to pitch to wilson..

buzzer

May 25th, 2012
11:26 pm

June swoon full speed ahead.
Cant pitch and cant hit.

BRICKHEAD OKELLY

May 25th, 2012
11:31 pm

I salute FG for putting Bones on the DL. This is a long long season and I say keep him on for as long as it takes. This division has no 1927 Yankees like teams,so leave Bones alone . When he comes back, he will kick all kinds of arse :)

Mike from the coast

May 25th, 2012
11:34 pm

You’re welcome Matt. I hate the fair weather posters. As JJ says 10 days ago we had the 3rd best record in the Major Leagues. Again I point to the 4 losses to the Mets to start the season. These hiccups occur. Let’s see where we are at the end of June. In my opinion anything within 4 games of first is way more than acceptable. Just 5 days ago we had a two game lead in the division. Jeez people get a life. For instance if any team wins two game and loses one for every 3 games over an entire season that is 108 wins, which will win the division 9 times out of 10. That rarely happens in any division. Last time I checked we have a winning record. I cheer the Braves every single night win or lose.

Gattis fan

May 25th, 2012
11:37 pm

thanks tv sportscaster. by the way, it just says Gattis fan, not “I follow what happens with Gattis everyday” fan.

D.A. Nuggla

May 25th, 2012
11:40 pm

Why do all the sportswriters keep saying, “flu like symptoms” when Dr. F Gonzalez stated after the last Cincy game that it was definitely “full-blown flu”. If anyone would know it would be Dr. Fredi. He knows all, does all, and screws all up!

Fredi Will Screw It Up Somehow

May 25th, 2012
11:43 pm

The passive atttitude among the fans in here is exactly why the Braves feel no pressure to improve and why you allowed an overrated manager to hang around too long as you got embarrassed year after year in the playoffs. The same thing happened last season, biggest collapse of alt time, and they STILL felt no pressure. I think we know who the faireather fans are, the ones who always make excuses when their team underachieves.

Najeh Davenpoop

May 25th, 2012
11:46 pm

Mike from the coast

May 25th, 2012
11:48 pm

You are a sad excuse for a true Braves fan Fredi Will Screw It Up Somehow. Perhaps you should play Backgammon, I am sure you will win every game.

Mike from the coast

May 25th, 2012
11:52 pm

And by that I mean you get to manage every move. Or perhaps play chess, you will become a Grand Master in no time.

Stuart

May 25th, 2012
11:53 pm

This team is toast.

Who Me?

May 25th, 2012
11:53 pm

Of all the sucky times for Gattis to have tendinitis….Sure, add Boscan to the roster, hell he can’t hit either. Between Dry-Eyes Freeman and Jason Flayward, this team couldn’t hit it a bull in the ass with a bass fiddle.

Myke Hawk

May 25th, 2012
11:55 pm

Boscan is hitting .192… LOL!!!
i’d rather have bethancourt, even though he’s just off the DL

TheOnlyBravesFan

May 25th, 2012
11:59 pm

myke hawk… boscan is going to backup McCann, at worst make 1 or 2 starts… no need to bring up Bethancourt to sit on the bench for 10 days or so

Who Me?

May 26th, 2012
12:01 am

It was the Martin and Matty show at the plate, I’m not sure how Huddy gave up a triple to Ankiel but it’s never good when you start the game giving up 4 runs. Uggla, all those arms and no hits…what up with that???

Hosea Williams

May 26th, 2012
12:08 am

Are you guys kidding…here is the chance to bring up gattis for a couple of weeks. Why not, he is killing every level and every thing he sees

jj

May 26th, 2012
12:22 am

I know it is just May and we are having our pre June swoon,but long term The Braves need to think about trading for a vetera LFer or a vet 3rd baseman if we are going to stay in this thing.I believe in Chipper,but history says we need to be prepared!

Tim

May 26th, 2012
12:24 am

You supposed Braves fans make me sick! The Braves will be fine. It’s better to have this happen now than in August and September like last season where there is no team to recover. Braves have plenty of time to recover.

RHR

May 26th, 2012
12:24 am

Rehab stint? Good one, Fredi.

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Don McMahon

May 26th, 2012
12:53 am

Hosea, can you read? Gattis has been on the DL and hasn’t played the last 4 games at MS. Another Fredi screwup, letting Hudson pitch in the 7th. He had already thrown a lot of pitches. But, even so, he should have brought in a lefty to face Ankiel. Then, Heyward would have tied the game with his HR. Fredi is horrible, absolutely horrible.

Don McMahon

May 26th, 2012
1:04 am

Here is what we have: A 1B who can’t see right now; a 3B on the DL who can’t run; one catcher who has the flu and can’t see well; another catcher who has a pulled groin; one SS who can field and only plays when Hudson pitches; anothe SS who can hit a little but has a weak arm; pop eye at 2B who can’t field and K’s a lot; 2 fat reserves in Hinske and Franscisco; a slumping RF who K’s a lot; a reserve OF who is a horrible baserunner in Diaz; a hot hitting LF who should be at 2B; and a good CF who can’t throw. That’s our Braves.

:P itching: 2 starters that are learning on the job: Delgado and Minor, who has lost his confidence; a fat reliever in Livan; a horrible reliever in retread Durban; a lefty Venters who Fredi says is “fine”; Martinez who gives up the long ball; Kimbrel who we never see, saving him; Hanson who throws like he is throwing darts in a bar;
And, a manager who tips his cap too much.

That’s our Braves.

Bog Mac

May 26th, 2012
1:04 am

Gattis will be gone has dh written all over him

Scott

May 26th, 2012
1:05 am

Video of Chippers bruise can be found at WSB or at this Talking Chop link: http://www.talkingchop.com/2012/5/25/3044234/video-of-braves-third-baseman-chipper-jones-leg-injury

That is one nasty bruise my friend. I half expected his leg to fall off.

Bog Mac

May 26th, 2012
1:07 am

I would offer Boston gattis,minor,JJ,gilmartin right now for Youk

blackdog

May 26th, 2012
1:32 am

If the braves would swing at balls right down the middle and quit swinging at balls nowhere near the strike zone they might be alright-too much to ask for these guys it appears

JWOOD

May 26th, 2012
2:51 am

Better now than September. Fact.

Bosmistella

May 26th, 2012
3:17 am

Pathetic team! Uggla is starting to playing like his usual self again, and I don’t mean that in a good way. He is striking out way too much. Please move Uggla out of the middle of the batting order. Also, I wish he would stop wearing his jersey so tight. Very annoying! I’m now on the fire Frank Wren and Gonzalez bandwagon!

MikeY

May 26th, 2012
7:18 am

@Myke Hawk, Jose Yepez might be a bettre option. Hitting .275 in AAA, and has the versatility to play 1B if need be. The Braves will have to add a catcher to their 40-man, the Braves website shows only Ross and McCann on the 40-man. The Braves only have 36 guys on the 40-man roster, so they have plenty of space.

Nativebird

May 26th, 2012
7:30 am

It is a managers job to ensure his team is prepared physically and mentally to play a game. Pulling a groin on a check swing walk? Are you kidding me? What is this church league softball? Not good.

bobbymahlon

May 26th, 2012
7:51 am

Oh boy we are going to have another player that cannot hit his weight, just what we need. What about Bethencourt or Gattis they will be able to catch as well as McCann, Boscan can’t hit above .200 in the minors.

bravesgrl4life

May 26th, 2012
8:00 am

You could just tell in the last couple of innings that Brian was about to give out. He just was not feeling well at all. But give him credit, he got in there and did his job. Threw that guy out at 2nd and got a hit. I’d say not bad after 3 days with the flew and still recovering.

danny

May 26th, 2012
8:05 am

Listen, i’m as disappointed as anyone about losing 5 in a row but, man….CALM DOWN people. Good grief. 2 weeks ago everyone was saying world series world series and now it’s we suck we suck. Lets just take a deep breath folks. Maybe we are getting our bad stretch out of the way now instead of september. 34 games in 35 days is a tough tough stretch. lets see where we are at the end of this awful scheduling and then make our judgements. But Heyward does suck

TPM

May 26th, 2012
8:11 am

They should have called up Shawn McGill

Matt

May 26th, 2012
8:46 am

Great, that means we’ll lose almost every game for the next 2 weeks. Just great.

kmarshall 4

May 26th, 2012
8:55 am

Lets just be glad bog mac is not the gm stupid trade seriously!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Retire Already

May 26th, 2012
9:26 am

What – Chipper’s injured?!? That never happens!

GaryinBham

May 26th, 2012
9:32 am

Fredi will screw it up somehow–”The passive atttitude among the fans in here is exactly why the Braves feel no pressure to improve and why you allowed an overrated manager to hang around too long as you got embarrassed year after year in the playoffs. The same thing happened last season, biggest collapse of alt time, and they STILL felt no pressure. I think we know who the faireather fans are, the ones who always make excuses when their team underachieves.”

Better take your meds, man. If you think posters on a bulletin board are a major factor in motivating a team, you need help. So…it we boo incessantly at the games and complain all the time when things go bad, it will miraculously make it better. LOL. Really?!

ATLHickTown

May 26th, 2012
9:37 am

These comments are just more proof, along with backwater attendance, of the third rate pro sports town of Atlanta. I travel for a living and I have never seen in other towns such a bunch of illiterate, disloyal, losers like I consistently see here. What a bunch of redneck hicks, hahaha. Even Mets fans are more loyal than you pitiful hillbillies who call yourselves Bubba, Bobby, and Jimmy. LOLOLOL

g

May 26th, 2012
9:42 am

RA: You think he wanted to get hit? Are you that stupid? I was at the game. He toughed it out for awhile- miracle he could walk. This is not little league. One could not even see the ball it was hit so hard. Chip is not a baby. Yes he gets hurt.Some people do. He is not a baby trying to slack.

Lets see, says Chipper. “They want to pay me a few mil to play even thought they know I am getting old. They cannot win without me. So let me retire lie RA says. That way they can lose more, and I can make less, and will no longer do what I have done all my life.” Right.

Another point though that I made in an earlier blog. Why are so many pitchers doing so poorly after a yr or 2 with the current regime?

Management/ownership has based success on a 40 year old who has had injury issues lately. Braves are something like 7-17 without Chipper.
UNTIL THE BRAVES GET BETTER OWNERSHIP I DO NOT THINK THEY CAN COMPETE FOR THE WORLD SERIES. NOT ENOUGH COMMITMENT TO GET THE RIGHT PEOPLE

Scott from Fairburn

May 26th, 2012
9:55 am

Chipper is having surgery today on the leg.

SMOLTZ 29

May 26th, 2012
9:55 am

I hate to admit it, being a longtime Chipper fan, but I don’t see him making it through the season. He has missed more than 50% of our games already! I hope I’m wrong, for the Braves sake, can’t win without him.

SMOLTZ 29

May 26th, 2012
10:05 am

When Chipper’s eligible to come off the D-L on June 8th, he will have started 24 out of our first 58 games for the season! Those are some troubling numbers. MERCY

kazoo

May 26th, 2012
10:12 am

Chipper is 40 years old going on 70. The guy is totally incapable of staying on the field for
my than three weeks. This has been going on for years. He plays two/three weeks, goes on the DL, rinse and repeat.

crackbaby

May 26th, 2012
10:19 am

Chipper’s wound is gruesome. The impact impact of the ball broke skin on the inside of his leg just above the ankle. He’ll be back in a couple weeks.

Bigger issue is vision problems with Freddie Free and McCann. Those guys need to see well to hit.

Sideline Dude

May 26th, 2012
10:19 am

Well, he went longer than I thought he would! Just give it up man. You’re already a hanger on. Ritire & put yourself out of our misery..

BRICKHEAD OKELLY

May 26th, 2012
10:20 am

Bones Jones is a bad mutha when he is well…………..so lets give him a chance to heal :)

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Fastball

May 26th, 2012
10:33 am

Get well Chipper and come back as the manager.

Bro

May 26th, 2012
10:42 am

What took the team so long to make a decision? The braves have been playing short-handed for a couple of weeks. Also, their roster is not built for anyone to go on the DL, especially catchers or infiielders. Just another example of piss poor managemnet.

bobby

May 26th, 2012
11:08 am

Who Me must be a lucky person not to ever have ailments. You can only hope that some will catch up with him in the near future. As for his remark about Freeman’s dry eyes, no one would like to see them clear up more than Freddy I’m sure. They are most painful. That being said I don’t think Freeman or McCann could see a softball clearly. They both have bigtime vision problems, Brian has never recovered from his initial problems.

don

May 26th, 2012
11:09 am

Chipper needs to retire to his ranch.

Hooters!

May 26th, 2012
11:39 am

The team proved last year they are nothing but a bunch of chokers. Larry the Codger needs to retire now and head to his favorite “restaurant” where he can mange his next creation.

Tommy

May 26th, 2012
11:44 am

@Hooters…. Whine, Whine, Whine. Feel better. I hope so. Maybe you will shut up and enjoy the team. Get a life. I do not consider you a Brave fan as long as you are going to gripe. Shi Hu.

Frank

May 26th, 2012
12:03 pm

There are always certain people that say things like, “we’ll be fine.” They don’t know that. Those people are annoying.

Largo

May 26th, 2012
12:47 pm

The worst quote from the “fans” is: “It’s early yet” or “better to lose now than in September.”

Losing is losing and it makes little difference when it happens. ALL games are important.

Tommy

May 26th, 2012
12:56 pm

@Everyone… May God be with. Have Peace!! Go Braves!!! Sayonara for now!!!!

Jones to the DL, Boscan called up

May 26th, 2012
1:36 pm

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Howdy Doody

May 26th, 2012
1:44 pm

“I would offer Boston gattis,minor,JJ,gilmartin right now for Youk”

That is funny. Tongue in cheek I am sure. Trade for the guy credited with turning Boston’s clubhouse into a clown car.

tim

May 26th, 2012
2:10 pm

For Fredi will screw it up, your a spineless gutless worm who most likely has never laced up a pair of spikes or strapped on a pair of shoulder pads. this method was created for people like you. you can make your insane comments and stay hidden go back to watching soccer and calling every local sports talk show. Go Braves

wayn-o

May 26th, 2012
2:26 pm

If you saw the abomination on chipper’s leg there is no way it should be called a bruise. More like 3rd degree burns or Mr. Deeds foot

wayn-o

May 26th, 2012
2:27 pm

“I would offer Boston gattis,minor,JJ,gilmartin right now for Youk”

Actually I’d like to see an offer of JJ & Fransisco for Youk, I’d take that trade.

bostonbravo

May 26th, 2012
2:34 pm

bring back Lowe, McLouth, Glaus,…hell….bring in Brooks Conrad!!

Mike Mangan

May 26th, 2012
2:40 pm

We dont wani Youk as he is more injury prone than Chipper.Look at how many games he has missed in the last five years, Betancort is supposed to be the Stud catcher of the future.Why not bring him up as we all have seen what career triple A 200 hitter J.C.Boscan cannot do..Here is a good trade Chad Durbin for two bats and a ball (we actually would come out ahead)Durbin is this years Scott Linebrink,,Can you spell STIFF !!! I still think we missed the boat on Hunter Pence when all Houston wanted was J.J. we would have had him under control for three more years.
Everybody in the NL East except The Braves continue to win.Are we closer to the cellar than we are to the Penthouse ???

Bo Duke

May 26th, 2012
2:40 pm

Broke down and dusted. Braves players broken down and the team getting dusted by everyone else. I knew their little run would get everyone all excited and thinking East Div title. No way. The sorry Mutts are 1/2 game behind this bunch of deadbeats and broke downs. Chipper down yet again. Another $14 million spent for nothing.

Mike Mangan

May 26th, 2012
2:43 pm

One more thing.How many losses do we absorb before we look for a replacement for Fredi????

Waffle House or Bust

May 26th, 2012
3:08 pm

Thanks for the years Chipper but you holding this team hostage dude!!

pcola braves fan

May 26th, 2012
3:20 pm

It’s official, Boscan is coming up…I’m looking forward to having 3 players with avg’s of less than 200. GO BRAVES!!

Roja

May 26th, 2012
3:29 pm

Changing the subject completely, I’d like to see the Braves and Nats play about 15 innings today so that perhaps Ankiel would get to pitch an inning. That guy can throw 375 foot strikes to the catcher – when his career doesn’t depend on it…..

Roja

May 26th, 2012
3:32 pm

It’s more like the Braves are holding Chipper hostage. When he plays, they play .800 ball… when he sits, they play .333 ball!!!! The guy’s afraid to walk away now for fear that the Bravos will go 62-100 for 2012!!!!

bobby

May 26th, 2012
3:33 pm

Heyward looks like another McLouth. A one year wonder.

bostonbravo

May 26th, 2012
3:36 pm

how about a new Dr. & training staff? Last year Prado almost died from a “bruise”…this year , Chipper. Minor ‘boo boos’ turn out to be crippling disease with our present (and very long termed) crew.

bustersonly

May 26th, 2012
3:49 pm

tvsportscaster

If you were a true sportscaster you would know Gattis is not on the DL, check their roster.

wallypip

May 26th, 2012
5:49 pm

The Braves should put a competent opthomologist on its staff. With McCann’s blurred vision last year, Freeman’s currently.

And then there’s Fredi: See no evil.

Looks like malpractice all around.

Tweet

May 26th, 2012
6:27 pm

Cheer up all
After today the braves wii drop to fifth place, one game out of last place!
And we get to play Cards,Yakees,,BlueJays!Orioles and Yanks again!
Things are certainly looking up!!

[...] Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones was put back on the disabled list following Friday’s game because of a contusion on his left leg, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. [...]

double

May 26th, 2012
7:53 pm

errors,excuses.Venters must be worn out.Need send him down,see if he can get it together.

Matt the Brave

May 26th, 2012
8:25 pm

2 things: Francisco is one dimensional, and that’s hitting homers. Not bad, except that he doesn’t do that perfectly. Second, we need to just move Prado into 3B and go ahead and trade for a TRUE LF that’ll be a terror in the lineup, preferably right handed. Granted, that’s not just going to happen, but perhaps we package Minor, one other major minor leaguer and get a major bat!

little girl blue

May 26th, 2012
8:38 pm

Saw it coming. Chipper to sit for all those millions because he really needed the money while we have no 3rd baseman and a poor excuse for a player let alone a bat filling it. We needed a real player at 3rd, someone everyday, someone who could get the job done. Instead we are paying Chipper and playing Francisco. This will not work if you want to win. Just look. Chipper went down and without that bat we have lost every game.

I CALLED THIS ONE RIGHT FROM THE START.

chipper chandelier

May 26th, 2012
9:00 pm

As fragile as Chipper is and as important he is to this team, why wasn’t he used as a DH in Tampa? Starting a 40 year old at 3B when it isn’t necessary is just another terrible decision by Fredi.

william in pasadena

May 26th, 2012
9:36 pm

I’m amazed at you guys! You keep yelling “patience”. What was that line from from the buzzard perched on the utility line years ago: “Patience hell. I’m gonna kill (fire) somebody”. That somebody should be Frank Wren and F.G. who built this sorry bunch of losers. I’ve said this for 2 years now. It is not Liberty Media being cheap. How much money has Wren wasted on stupid moves. You needa couple of marqee players. The Braves only have a few good players. Chipper Jones should have been gone years ago, injury or not. He has never had any fire, regardless of how well he does individually.($14 million to Chipper and $10 million to Lowe – $24 million could buy a superstar). To add insult to injury, mismanagement calls up a .100 hitter to add to 4 other guys hitting .100. You need studs to win, and there aren’t any on this team; no stud hitter and no stud pitcher. It’s puzzling that the minor leaguers come up and don’t know how to adjust their hitting to counter adjustments from opposing pitchers. Maybe some minor league coaches need to be fired also. You guys seem to think that if you stockpile 10 avg to above-avg pitchers you will end up with 3 or 4 Cy Young winners. Mismanagement and you guys were preaching patience 2 years ago when Matt Kemp was feuding with Joe Torre. I hope we get lucky and find 2 stud pitchers out of the bunch we are waiting to mature.

Here in LA the fans are up in alms over the Lakers losing. They want to fire the coaches and get rid of half the team. They don’t take kindly to losing and preach patience every year.

What a bunch of maroons

May 26th, 2012
11:24 pm

So tell me again what Plan “B” is? Oh, right. There isn’t one. I told you so last year. Retire NOW, Larry.

keeping it real

May 27th, 2012
7:53 am

If Ross goes on the DL, it seems to me we should at least bring up an outfielder from Gwinnett. Gartrell or Mejia seem like the logical candidates. Also, Minor and Venters need to go down and try to work things out. Redmond should definitely be given a shot and possible Teheran.

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