Next for Braves: Washington Nationals

Series preview: at Nationals

When (TV): 7:05 p.m. Friday (WPCH); 4:05 p.m. Saturday (WPCH); 1:35 p.m. Sunday (FSSO)

Radio: 680, 93.7, 100.5

Probable starting pitchers:

Friday: Braves LH Mike Minor (2-4, 6.98 ERA) vs. RH Stephen Strasburg (5-1, 2.64)

Saturday: Braves RH Brandon Beachy (5-3, 1.77) vs. LH Gio Gonzalez (7-1, 2.04)

Sunday: Braves RH Tommy Hanson (5-4, 3.84) vs. RH Jordan Zimmermann (3-5, 2.80)

About the Braves:

Batting: Freddie Freeman went 3-for-5 with a home run and a double in his first game back with new sport glasses on Wednesday. Jose Constanza is 4-for-7 in two games since being called up from Triple-A. Brian McCann went 1-for-12 in the Braves last homestand until going 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Pitching: Minor is winless in his past seven starts, going 0-3 with a 9.08 ERA, while allowing 13 home runs in 37 2/3 innings. Minor gave up a three-run home run to Danny Espinosa in the second inning last Saturday against the Nationals to give his team another early deficit. He came away with a no-decision after Dan Uggla homered off Strasburg to tie it 4-4.

Miscellaneous: The Braves are 14-22 at Nationals Park since it opened in 2008. The Braves called up slick-fielding shortstop Andrelton Simmons from Double-A Mississippi and he’ll make his major league debut Friday night.

About the Nationals:

Batting: The Nationals went 2-for-19 with runners in scoring position and scored only seven runs in three losses to the Marlins. Steve Lombardozzi is hitting .325 (13-for-40) with three doubles and three RBIs over his past 12 games. Rookie outfielder Bryce Harper went 5-for-11 (.455) with two homers, two RBIs in the three-game sweep over the Braves last weekend.

Pitching: Strasburg won for the first time in three career starts against the Braves last Saturday but he wasn’t sharp. He gave up four runs in five innings, walked four, while throwing 95 pitches. He’s 1-2 with a 5.38 ERA in three starts against the Braves. Hard-throwing reliever Henry Rodriguez slammed his finger in a bathroom door but could be available again on Friday.

Miscellaneous: After sweeping the Braves last weekend, the Nationals were swept in three games by the scorching Miami Marlins, who finished May 21-8. The Nationals’ lead in the NL East is down to ½ game over the Marlins and two games over the Braves.

-Carroll Rogers

85 comments Add your comment

Brandon

May 31st, 2012
10:30 am

Lets get em!

Game Changer

May 31st, 2012
11:04 am

@DO

I like your coverage of the Braves DO but I have to ask, what is it like to have Mark Bradley trample all over you and your Braves coverage today in the paper. MB is listed first on internet for sports coverage and cuts your throat, even though his articles are pretty weak and protective of Braves management and players. Don’t you want to just kick MB a&&?

Kirk

May 31st, 2012
11:20 am

Thanks Carroll

DawgDad

May 31st, 2012
11:26 am

“going 0-3 with a 9.08 ERA, while allowing 13 home runs in 37 2/3 innings”

And they sent Medlen to the minors? Pretty safe bet he’d improve on that WITHOUT “stretching out”.

Nattering Nabob

May 31st, 2012
11:27 am

Game Changer:

Do you actually expect to get an answer to your question?

Chris

May 31st, 2012
11:31 am

If our pitching can somehow stop being awful, the offense can maybe give us a couple wins in this series. We simply have to pitch better, MUCH better. We can’t score 5-10 runs every single game. The Nats are scuffling a bit, time to take advantage and learn how to beat them in their park, or anywhere for that matter. Having Mac and Freddie back helps a ton and hopefully Simmons will be able to hit enough to go along with some stellar defense. Go Braves!

JoshTown

May 31st, 2012
11:33 am

Let’s do it baby!!

Random guy

May 31st, 2012
11:47 am

Heres how I think the series will unfold:

game 1: we stand no chance. Nats win 8-4. Minor- 5 IP, 6 ER, 4 K, 5 BB
game 2: hopefully we can win. Braves 4-3. Beachy- 7 IP, 3 ER, 8 K, 3 BB
game 3: another good matchup. Braves 5-2. Hanson- 6 IP, 2 ER, 7K, 2 BB

Debbie Downer?

May 31st, 2012
11:54 am

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Debbie Downer?

May 31st, 2012
11:55 am

Nabob

May 31st, 2012
12:42 pm

Minor vs Strasburg?? Oh well, we will have a shot in the other 2 games

darrell starks

May 31st, 2012
12:46 pm

Like i said Constanza, Simmons will change the culture of this team, you now have added speed to this team on witch this team so desperately need.

Look for Constanza, Bourn, Simmons Make this team the most dangerous team in baseball with speed.

GO BRAVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

darrell starks

May 31st, 2012
12:50 pm

1. Bourn CF
2. Constanza LF
3. Prado 3B
4. Uggla 2B
5. Freeman 1B
6. Mccann Catcher
7. Heyward RF
8. Simmons SS

GO BRAVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steve

May 31st, 2012
1:03 pm

That’s great Darrell, considering the Braves don’t even play today.

goggleswhatgoggles

May 31st, 2012
1:10 pm

What day is Chipper able to come off DL?
I was at the games this weekend and don’t remember seeing him once the whole time.
How is the ankle progressing? Do you have any updates as to if he’ll be able to go after 15 days?

Thanks in advance

darrell starks

May 31st, 2012
1:20 pm

Steve, Thanks bro.

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GO BRAVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jim

May 31st, 2012
1:21 pm

Actually Darrell, I think Pastornicky’s speed tool is rated higher than Simmons — it didn’t translate to range however.

jim

May 31st, 2012
1:34 pm

It seems like there is an open audition of 5 pitchers chasing two spots in the rotation — Delgado, Minor, Medlen, JJ, and Tehrean. To my mind, Delgado has shown he belongs up here and will emerge as our number 3 starter by the second half of the season. Minor faces an average hitting lineup in a hitting neutral park tomorrow and must show something or a poor Minor start teamed by a good one from JJ will probably earn an instant demotion. If that were to happen and JJ were to show he had truly regained his form, the only realistic spot for Medlen would be to replace Delgado. I do not think this would necessarily be an improvement.

Brandon

May 31st, 2012
1:34 pm

Braves can still win tomorrow. Strasburg has not faired well against the braves and minor is long overdue. If he can avoid the big inning, we will win

Brandon

May 31st, 2012
1:36 pm

@Dawgdad – don’t want to risk injuring medlen like the last time he was converted to starter. Sending him to get stretched out was wise

Brandon

May 31st, 2012
1:38 pm

I think JJ will help the braves greatly down the stretch. I get the feeling that he will regain form and minor/Delgado may finish the season in the bullpen

jim

May 31st, 2012
1:42 pm

Strasburg may not be completely healthy after leaving a so-so start at Philly with forearm tightness and having a less than stellar outing against the Braves.

Ralph

May 31st, 2012
1:46 pm

jim

I agree with everything you said however I would add Hanson to the mix and make it 3 spots up for grab, after all this is decided two of them will be traded before the trade deadline.

jim

May 31st, 2012
1:59 pm

There is only so much room in the bullpen. I don’t think a starter taken out of the rotation will end up there unless it is Medlen. Minor is the only lefty in he rotation, but his repertoire works better against righties than lefties. He has no role in the pen except for long reliever and is no better suited for that role than Martinez. There is not much for him to learn at AAA. He is 24-25 years old and is what he is. I think he will be traded before next spring. (Tell us the Braves meant to say Mike Trout when they drafted and mistakenly called out Mike Minor instead. Then they doubled down and chose a Minor clone last year. Please!!! Take the best hitter available on June 4th whether he is represented by Scott Boras or Satan himself. Not the olefthanded pitcher from Florida.)

jim

May 31st, 2012
2:13 pm

Delgado is a keeper. I don’[t think Wren is ready to give up on Teheran yet. I agree that one or more of Minor, JJ, Hanson will be traded if not in season, then before next year. The positive from Hanson’s start on Monday was that he was consistently throwing 91 and touched 93-94 a couple of times working out of the first two inning jams. To me, after the Descalso homerun he looked like someone who did not want to be out there and was not really competetive in the fourth inning. That was an aberration because in his other starts he was very competetive with less than stellar stuff. He is not a candidate for losing his spot in the rotation because of internal competition, but is always a candidate for injury. At times this year he has looked like Livan with his approach to pitching — relying more on junk and changing speeds with his curve. I doubt the Braves would trade him in-season, but would not be disappointed if it happens.

DawgDad

May 31st, 2012
2:13 pm

Brandon: Please explain why Medlen can’t get “stretched out” here in Atlanta? To me, it’s nothing more than a lame excuse to justify clearing a roster spot. Medlen could pitch 3 innings by design tomorrow, four innings five days later, then start. The staters are creating lots of long relief opportunity at the Major League level and rendering the “stretch out” demotion to be nothing more than management hooey.

jim

May 31st, 2012
2:30 pm

DawgDad,

If Medlen goes 3 innings tomorrow, who pitches the next 6? What happens if the game goes into extra innings? If you give the middle 3 innings to Martinez, Livan, or Minor you are not exactly turning the game over to Cy Young. Then you have to use 3 of Durbin, EOF, Venters, and Kimbrel to pitch the last 3 and if the game is tied, you have little left in the pen besides whomever of the middle trio you didn’t already use. Starters going 3 or 4 innings every 5 days put a beg strain on the rest of the staff.

The Medlen we saw in the last two weeks was not the guy that started 10 or so games 2 years ago. Everybody likes Medlen’s grit, but we may see in AAA that he is not the answer to the problems in the rotation.

jim

May 31st, 2012
2:46 pm

I was struck by Fredi’s comments about Delgado’s game Tuesday and Hudson’s game last night. The results were very similar — a strong beginning and problems in the 4th and 5th/6th innings. Both pitchers went 5+ innings. In both games Holliday contributed to the problem innings with a ground single up the middle and Molina followed with a ground ball hit. In his comments Fredi complimented Hudson for a good effort and attributed his troubles to some grounders that got through the infield. The previous night he was more sparing in his praise of Delgado and attributed the results to not producing a shutdown inning after the team scored — much more that the same ground balls that found holes for Hudson were the product of some deficiency on the part of Delgado.

chc4

May 31st, 2012
2:48 pm

Watching Minor pitch is painful. You know the fielders behind take a step or 2 back in anticipation of the rocket that someone’s about hit.

Joe Bling

May 31st, 2012
2:50 pm

What happens when you move a pitcher from the starting rotation to the bullpen? Do you have to send him down to the minors for two or three outings so he can get “tightened up”?

jim

May 31st, 2012
3:07 pm

Medlen is being sent to the minors to get stretched out as much because he has not done well in the late inning role he was assigned as because there is a need for him in the rotation. Medlen did OK for the first month of the season an provided late inning support to save the (expected) big 3, but in many of those outings he did not have clean innings and got some very loud outs to bail him out. Over the last 2-3 weeks, he has not been very reliable in his late inning role. Even in his last outing before the demotion, he gave up runs for the starter plus some of his own in the next inning. I have not checked, but would assume his ERA is above 4 plus the additions he made to that of Hanson and Delgado. What happens if he continues to struggle in AAA? I don’t assume he is just going down to throw 3 starts and come back up no matter the outcome, and I don’t know that he is the answer to the starting woes if he joins the rotation. We love Medlen on this blog because we haven’t seen him for more than a year and haven’t had occasions to hate him yet — but if he is not lights out as a starter that will change.

stew

May 31st, 2012
3:09 pm

1. Bourn
2. Prado
3. Freeman
4. Uggla
5. McCann
6. Heyward
7. Simmons
8. Pitcher
9. Costanza

jim

May 31st, 2012
3:33 pm

Stew,
I agree that this is probably the best lineup with pitcher batting 8th and Constanza 9th — His speed is somewhat negated hitting in front of the pitcher and not chancing being thrown out stealing with the pitcher hitting. The big problem with this, or any of the other viable lineups, is that there is no protection at all for Heyward. This is part of Heyward’s problem. Last night, for instance, after the Freeman blop double, Loshe was obviously pitching around Heyward with Constanza and Wilson to follow. As it happened, the strategy backfired, but the reasoning — that Constanza was unlikely to produce the kind of hit that would be able to score Freeman from 2nd base, and even if he reached Wilson would have been coming up next — was sound.

AK

May 31st, 2012
3:59 pm

Brandon, I like your logic: If Minor doesn’t suck, we will win and since he has solidly sucked lately, maybe he won’t suck this time….well maybe

smyrnabob

May 31st, 2012
4:26 pm

Welcome Simmons! SS for the next 14 years.

jim

May 31st, 2012
4:31 pm

What Minor needs is a start against the Braves. We have a track record of being shut down by pitchers coming into the start with a horrible ERA over their previous appearances.

Tommy

May 31st, 2012
4:37 pm

@jim Now what do you think they will do with Heyward? I really like this kid. But he is killing us at the plate. What is you input on this?

Tommy

May 31st, 2012
5:21 pm

Ok I get the message. Sayonara Everyone! May you walk with God!! Have Peace!! Go braves!!!! Miki li sao

Ralph

May 31st, 2012
5:28 pm

Maybe jim had more important things to do Tommy.

braveshoo

May 31st, 2012
5:31 pm

The Braves need to sign Prado, Bourn, and Freeman longterm. These 3 are key to our future. We save the following off our current payroll next year: Chipper-14m; Lowe-10m. In addition, I would not resign the following players, some of which can be traded for prospects or a LF(Prado will play 3rd): Hinske-1.5m; Hernandez-1m; Diaz-2m; JJ-5m. That is 33.5m. I think you can get Prado for 4 years at 6m per year( 24m); Bourn for 5 years at 10m per year( 50m); and buy out Freemans arbitration years like we did McCann-6 years at an average of 5m per year, starting at 2m and escalating over the life of the contract. Thats a total of 22m average per year. I would exercise the option on McCann next year at 12m, but I would not sign him longterm without a significant hometown discount. I love the guy, but catchers breakdown, and his skill and health are already deteriorating. I would concider signing Hamels for 3 years at 20m per year instead of resigning McCann. I think the Braves are one elite pitcher away from being an elite team. I would replace Hinske with guys from the minors like MeJita,etc.

jim

May 31st, 2012
5:31 pm

Tommy,
If Heyward doesn’t turn it around in the time before Chipper comes off the DL, I think he could be sent down to AAA to get his swing mechanics back.

ohhhhYEAH

May 31st, 2012
5:48 pm

yeah so um….I dont really know if you goons know this or not (apparently not) but uh….Strasburg SUCKS against Atlanta. He’s 1-2 with a 5.28 era and has given up 11 runs in 15 innings. I would hardly say we dont have a chance against him. If anything, we have a better chance at him than Gonzalez and Zimmerman. But please…do carry on

Game Changer

May 31st, 2012
7:48 pm

I want Prado at second and get rid of Uggla asap, he is terrible and not worth the money he is paid. Hopefully a team will need a second baseman like Uggla and he will be gone in a trade saving the Braves alot of money for a third baseman and possible SS. Do not exercise McCann’s option, let him go now that we have a MLB first baseman in Freeman. Let Ross catch and find a new right fielder for heyward, find a backup catcher also. We need pitching ASAP.

Farnsworthy

May 31st, 2012
7:56 pm

Braves management demoted Pastor Nick? Are they atheists?

bravesgrl4life

May 31st, 2012
8:44 pm

Lets hope the Braves stay hot and the Nats stay cold this weekend.

JNick

May 31st, 2012
9:27 pm

Didn’t see it answered, but Chipper can come off the DL on June 8th – and from the last report I read, he’s progressing well. The 145cc of blood/junk they sucked out of his leg was a big relief.

BravesfaninWis

May 31st, 2012
10:09 pm

Nice to see that Freeman and McCann turned the Braves offense around in these last 2 games. The pitching still sucks big time, and that will hurt the Braves going forward. Minor has turned into the useless pitcher he was last season, Beachy started out very good, now has struggled lately, Hanson is shaky damn near every time he touches the ball, Hudson is hit or miss, and Delgado is nothing special.

The Braves bullpen is not nearly as strong as it was a year ago. Venters has been giving up hits and runs almost every time he is out there, O’Flaherty is not even close to the pitcher he was last season, and we have a few others in the bullpen that are iffy like Hernandez and Durbin.

With all the problems the Braves have, its almost impossible for them to make the playoffs this year. They had their chances, and they blew it. The one thing this team is great at is blowing great chances. They have done it year after year, and it doesn’t look like they will stop anytime soon.

PS, keep Constanza and release Diaz, Constanza is a much better fit as a backup OF, and brings more explosiveness to this team.

Undocorkscrew

May 31st, 2012
11:49 pm

LOL @ Game Changer

That’s some stellar logic there mate.

Undocorkscrew

May 31st, 2012
11:55 pm

@BravesfaninWis

Beachy has struggled lately? He’s still leading the league in ERA and in his last 4 starts he’s got a 2.14 ERA and a .570 OPS against. The only start he’s struggled in was in Cincy, went 7 innings and gave up 4 ER thanks to 3 HR.

But yeah, it’s impossible for this team to make the playoffs being just two games out on June 1st and with an extra WC slot…….thanks for your ‘input.’

NickB

June 1st, 2012
1:43 am

ummm, Constanza isn’t even close to Diaz against Lefties (which is what Diaz’ job is ) Constanza is a one tool player, two tops (contact and speed) he takes bad OF routes, has a rubber arm, no power and no plate discipline, he’d be a decent 4th or 5th OF’er, but he is no replacement for Hinske or Diaz

NickB

June 1st, 2012
1:50 am

oh wait, it was Bravesfan Wisconsin, he’s the king of the clueless on here.

Diaz has a .914 OPS and a .200 ISO slugging against lefties this year, .314 avg against em too, guy crushes lefties

Constanza’s only real contribution is speed, he is not a starting mlb player. He’s terrible in the field, and has no power and doesn’t take any walks and has a lousy stolen base %….. I seriously don’t get why anyone would think that he’s a “spark” he isn’t. The fact that the team was back getting on base and slugging is why we started winning. not because of Constanza

clay

June 1st, 2012
3:13 am

Constanza has something to do with it though. Speed kills. It’s no coincidence that when we brought him up last year they started winning a lot more and now this year so far they are 2-0 with him.

padre

June 1st, 2012
7:16 am

really hate to say this –but i think we nee managerial change. FG can’t seem to avoid these terrible slumps so uncharacteristic of cox

Kharma

June 1st, 2012
7:25 am

When the Braves are ready to bring science into their pitching program let me know

Kharma2301@yahoo.com

Btw remember when Strasburg was throwing 100 mph. Let’s see what pulling the baseball forward with his Pectoralis Major does for him.

Juno Scrotuso

June 1st, 2012
7:29 am

I agree. Sending Minor to minors was the right call not Medlen. I’d ask for a trade if I was Julio Teheran. Every other team has their best pitching prospect for the last 2 years on their MLB club. Constanza will soon resort to .200 average like last year.

Game Changer

June 1st, 2012
8:11 am

Diaz is terrible in the outfield and cost pitchers alot of outs each series.

MLB players on Braves roster 2012
Bourn
Freeman
Prado
chipper jones when healthy
McCann as a hitter only

Total inconsistant player and bad for the team
Uggla

Triple A quality
Heyward
Diaz
McCann in the field
Francisco
Constanza
All SS to date
Bench players

Game Changer

June 1st, 2012
8:12 am

Ross is a MLB level catcher and could play for half the teams in the league

chc4

June 1st, 2012
8:29 am

Not skipping Minor and keeping everyone else on regular rest is another example of Fredi’s poor decision making. Skipping the weakest link in the rotation would give us a far greater chance of winning tonight while giving MM a few extra days to figure things out. Instead we keep banging our head against a brick wall in hopes of getting a different result. And just watch…after he gets shelled tonight Fredi will pull him from the rotation. So I ask… why not give him the extra days off and give him another shot next time through?

dean

June 1st, 2012
8:32 am

I hate DC traffic. Fire the traffic engineers!!

redstategal

June 1st, 2012
8:49 am

Arghhhhh! First chance I’ve had to watch the Braves this week, and Minor is pitching! Life is cruel.

Buddy Landel

June 1st, 2012
8:51 am

ohhhhYEAH

May 31st, 2012
5:48 pm
yeah so um….I dont really know if you goons know this or not (apparently not) but uh….Strasburg SUCKS against Atlanta. He’s 1-2 with a 5.28 era and has given up 11 runs in 15 innings. I would hardly say we dont have a chance against him. If anything, we have a better chance at him than Gonzalez and Zimmerman. But please…do carry on
)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
Understood, but the issue at hand is…Strasburg is being opposed by minor.

Gene

June 1st, 2012
9:12 am

Minor is winless in his last seven starts and has an era of 9.08. This is another instance of Fredi doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. Minor is not going to snap out of it, Fredi. Try something else!

Kash

June 1st, 2012
9:46 am

I did be HAPPY to trade JJ, M. Minor for Adams Jones and kept the D. Lowe. Things would be a lot different today. Set aside EGO and we should have gone after Furcal for 1 or 2 years.

jj

June 1st, 2012
10:11 am

Ok less start the Hate on Constanza again..get a life he has sparked the team again.No he is not great but who on this team is.
How about Milky Cabrera who had a record 51 hits in May=450 ba for month…wow.

Solyndra

June 1st, 2012
10:27 am

NickB–don’t be knocking Bravesfan from Wisconsin because you are the symbol for failure on this blog.

meh

June 1st, 2012
10:29 am

I think with Freeman being able to see and McCann back from the flu things will be alot different in this series. Hopefully Minor will get it together and maybe keep the ball in the park.

Donovan

June 1st, 2012
10:40 am

Instead of FG “running Minor out there again” why doesn’t he run Minor out to Gwinnett? Tonight’s game has all the possibilities of placing a sacrificial lamb on the mound to be eaten alive.

After Minor gets removed from the mound due to homeruns and walks, wait for FG to say, “he went farther into the game this time and that’s a plus for this young struggling pitcher”.

Strap yourself in fans. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.

Gene

June 1st, 2012
10:45 am

It can’t be great for Minor’s self confidence to get battered repeatedly. He has some ability that needs to be developed. Making him a goat is not productive to Minor or the team.

chc4

June 1st, 2012
11:05 am

Weather looks bad in DC for tonight. If it gets rained out he really ought to skip Minor assuming we don’t play a DH tomorrow. We don’t want our starters to be 2 days behind regular schedule.

Buddy Landel

June 1st, 2012
11:37 am

Beachy and Huddy and pray that it’s muddy.

Brave Hokie

June 1st, 2012
11:41 am

I smell a sweep @ the hands of the Expos, just like always…

& I’ll be at the 2nd game @ Miami, which will be a “sure loss.”

I’ve have seen these heartless bastards play at 5 opposing venues over the years, and they haven’t pulled off a victory even ONCE :(

Peter Moylan

June 1st, 2012
11:49 am

It infuriates me when I hear our fans booing us. I don’t like how they critique us on everything. We don’t need to make any trades, or fire anyone. Just chill out fans! We have one of the best offenses in the league! If you want to boo your own team, than go to New York or Philly.

Brave Hokie

June 1st, 2012
11:54 am

I am sure it was TIC, but

@ Peter Moylan:
You mean the New York or Philly where they win championships and complete in playoffs season after season???

b

June 1st, 2012
12:15 pm

Juno, duh, but Constanza did not hit .200 last year, he hit over .300. Funny how people post whatever they feel the heck like posting.

Buddy Landel

June 1st, 2012
12:30 pm

Brave Hokie

June 1st, 2012
11:41 am
I smell a sweep @ the hands of the Expos, just like always…

& I’ll be at the 2nd game @ Miami, which will be a “sure loss.”

I’ve have seen these heartless bastards play at 5 opposing venues over the years, and they haven’t pulled off a victory even ONCE
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I wouldn’t be a fan of anyone or team that I referred to as “heartless bastards”.

Peter Moylan

June 1st, 2012
12:36 pm

@Brave Hokie,

Phillies won’t be competing in the playoffs this year. We had a losing streak, and it’s good that we suffered through it now, instead of the end of the season. We are going to sweep the Nationals tonight. Once we come back home, you fair weather fans that booed us, will be cheering for us!

ncbravesfan

June 1st, 2012
12:37 pm

Braves tend to perform opposite of the way they’re expected to. With that in mind, I see them winning tonight in what looks like a definite mismatch, and then, losing the next two.

Brave Hokie

June 1st, 2012
12:47 pm

@Buddy Landel

Believe me, I wish I didn’t care ~ or could make myself jump on the bandwagon of a ‘winner’…

Buddy Landel

June 1st, 2012
1:08 pm

I’m sure many here would give you a boost to jump on a different wagon

Tommy

June 1st, 2012
1:23 pm

Good afternoon Blog. Buddy May I get on your wagon. Where can I buy tickets? Go Braves!!!

Tommy

June 1st, 2012
2:06 pm

How about a Braves sweep?

Runnin With The Dawgs

June 1st, 2012
2:39 pm

Nats play good at home. I’m hoping the 8 game losing streak woke the Bravos up. A Braves sweep would be great.

Andy

June 1st, 2012
4:26 pm

Anybody want to check out a new person on the blog. Long time fan. New Blogger.

Nativebird

June 1st, 2012
5:27 pm

Three words….Jason Heyward: Bust

Andy

June 1st, 2012
5:35 pm

Why do you say that?

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