2:37 pm June 12, 2012, by David O'Brien
June 12th, 20129:38 pm
phil – please don’t insult the falcons and hawks like that. the braves have been the most pathetic team in town for sometime now.
For the love of god call up.v buddy Carlyle
Send Venters down or DL him. Fire Fredi Gonzalez.
Until those two things BOTH happen. Not watching another inning.
Mike Minor just got royally screwed.
Braves were looking great getting a great start from their young pitcher against cc sabathia. Then this………. Speaking of taking the wind out of the sails
Yes Fredi, bring in the guy who gave up a ton of baserunners last night.
Its OK guys. This loss doesn’t mean anything. We’re not in September yet.
The Braves are too streaky to be taken seriously
Fredi the statistician didn’t read up on A-Rod and the fact that over the last 3+ years, the guy has hit over .370 w/ the bases loaded….
all my fault. as soon as I popped back in they started falling apart.
all this while Kimbrel sits in the bullpen unused.
vabravesfan (Fire Fredo)
Fredo Corleone sleeps with the fishes tonight. Fire his fat sorry ass.
We just can’t hang with the big boys. Come into our house and come back for a win down by 4 runs. I can’t watch anymore of this. Now we already know ESPN is gonna go nuts over this. LOL We actually thought we had the best bullpen… Far far from it.
Meds and Moylan needed …..yesterday. We need some help in the pen. Need to pick up somebody before the deadline.
Venters has turned into utter garbage.
One Big Dummy
And the funny part is that somebody once told Fredi Gonzalez he knows enough about baseball to be a MLB manager! LOL
Wow…just speechless…how this team can look so good for 4-5 innings every game then open a bloody gate is beyond me.
I don’t care about last years stats…this bullpen outside of Kimbrel is nearly useless.
Yankees have a way of exposing a phony. On their way to 13-2 at Turner Field. Amazing team, just amazing.
Looks like Livan has been coaching Venters and Gearrin again!!
Fredi has to let Kimbrel get 5 out in this type of game. No one else in the bullpen that Fredi can go to.
Where’s O’Flat? Is he hurt? Hernandez, and Martin are not trusted by Fredi anymore.
Fire the fat idiot manager.
Take Gearrin out now.
As Gearin is throwing the pitch to Swisher, radio announcers questions why EOH is not in the game…Sutton says he has NO IDEA>…….
Not a #4 hitter
WHEN IS SOMEONE IN THE ATLANTA MEDIA GOING TO CALL OUT FREDI GONZALEZ FOR MAKING IDIOTIC MOVES? Venters has struggled all year, yet Fredi continues to use him in high pressure situations. Fredi should be slammed by the media after this game is over.
Wow. Fredi Gonzalez makes all the wrong calls. Spineless team.
June 12th, 20129:39 pm
Took Minor out on a bullsh 100 pitch count even though he was completely cruising. Fredi G is THE WORST MANAGER IN THE MLB!!!! FIRE HIM HE IS WORTHLESS!!!!!! Is EOF hurt????? You put in a kid you just called up from Gwinnett to face the Yankees in a 4-4 game in the 8th??? You are the fattest idiot and the biggest joke of a MLB manager. You don’t deserve this job whatsoever you had the biggest choke job EVER last year with the best team the Braves have had since the Madduz, Glavine, Smoltz days yet you still get to play the manager because Bobby liked….
That’s just F-ed up.
Fredi made the right move taking Minor out and bringing in Venters. He shoulda pulled Jonny after the 2nd batter was walked. And why the heck do you put in Gearrin to pitch to a lefty when you have O’Flaherty available?
One good move, followed by a late/non move and a bad move.
Fredi is not the sharpest pencil in the drawer.
Buddy Carlyle !!!!!!!!
Venters stuff and location just isn’t the same. The guy has also lost velocity. It isn’t sinking anymore and it isn’t moving as fast. Really too bad. This is a game that we should have won. Man, I hate A-Roid.
Bay Area Steve
I thought Brava was way hard on Heyward, last year. She and I got into it.
This year, she’s said nothing, and has celebrated his victories.
Efrim, Wayne, she don’t care about potential. She wants to see it. At some point, we all want to see it.
DZ, you should know by now that Kimbrel is only allowed 12 pitches maximum. That old arm can’t handle it. Things are different now than they were in the 60s and 70s.
No Flag Since Lemke
Very reminiscent of Bobby Cox’ post season late inning management. Fredi is channeling his mentor.
I. NEVER. WANT. TO. SEE. VENTERS. PITCH. AGAIN.
STARTING TO FEEL THAT WAY ABOUT CG, TOO.
Gearren is no good either, he is another POS pitcher on a complete POS baseball organization.
Maybe the Braves should be a 100 loss team for ten yrs in a row its the only way we can stop going to the games and run this team out of town like the Thrashers.
I do not want this team in ATL anymore.
I don’t feel the need to justify anything. It’s baseball. You don’t win every game. Nobody is perfect all the time.
Najeh the Yankees got as far as the Braves did last year and the Braves spent a lot less doing it.
So we plunk a batter to send a message? What’s the message exactly…
Who in the world was even wanting this guy up to pitch anyway? Just goes to show you that AAA numbers don’t mean squat.
This game reminds me of 1996.
And it really pisses me off the yankees can score so easily. Their starting pitchers are always average yet have great win/loss records because they score so many runs.
And i repeat, he brings in Gearrin who has been lit up like a torch and was lucky last night to get out through 2 dp’s
Loss on Venters and Fredi
Grandma Giffin just gave Don Sutton aids.
No heart,what else do you expect from a team led by a AARP member and the fat guy from the hangover.
June 12th, 20129:40 pm
For the second time in three days the Braves blow a 4-run lead by allowing 6 runs in one inning.
The A Bomb
It’s time for a managerial change. No emotion involved. Time for a change. Now.
Jason Heyward stands too close to the plate
The first bad decision was pulling Minor with one out and only one baserunner on a weak single.
The marlins fired two managers and we hire the dead one and NYY hire the live one…Its smelling in the dugout.Wren needs to clean the crap out before it affects all the players.
are you kidding me..what has medlen done to prove he is ready to be a 7th or 8th inning guy?
He’s done better work in the pen than he has in the rotation.
WONDER WHEN DOB WILL ASK SOME TOUGH QUESTIONS OF FRUTI
Joe and Dale both said this inning IS your ninth innning……….so why wasn’t Kimbrel up alongside Venter’s getting warmed up……….
Sunday Fredi jerks Teheran and puts in the oaf Livan who threw batting practice for Toronto and told Teheran that the game wasn’t important……….
Fredi ….. you are pathetic….
Seriously. Not watching another inning of another Braves game until Fredi Gonzalez is fired. Period.
Have fun watching that POS of a manager ruin what could have been a good season.
I’m out. ABSOLUTELY a disgrace to the tomahawk is what he is.
Thanks. Been saying that same thing for years now.
Sick of it.
Face it, we do not have major league baseball in this city anymore.
But we’re not supposed to type a negative word according to some here. Not that this team we spend so much energy on continues to drive a knife through our hearts.
Maybe Venters goes down to Triple-A and Medlen comes up. Not sure who would start, but Jonny is a strugglin.
“I don’t feel the need to justify anything. It’s baseball. You don’t win every game. Nobody is perfect all the time.”
I’d be satisfied with Fredi being right, just half the time, heck even a 1/4th of it. I reckon i just got spoiled under Bobby.
Lol what ajc writer always saying the braves are the best team in georgia and will when a championship first
This team gets exactly what they deserve…loser organization from top to bottom.
Why pull Mike Minor just because he gives up one hit with one out in the 8th?? He got 22 outs on only 4 hits. Guess giving up a hit in the 8th with a 4 run lead is enough to cause a panic attack and the need for a pitching change.
I guarantee if Fredi had left Minor in, we would be hitting right now and still winning 4-0.
Hey Big Yank, yank this!!!
You do know that you can’t BUY a world championship, don’t you??
Should plunk Swisher. With his showboating!
Buddy Carlyle for livan,.. For venters…for cg? Somebody please
Fredi is horrible. WHy not use Kimbrel against A Rod. Of course the idiot only has martinez and Gearrin warming up, thereby losing the opportunity to let Kimbrel try and get a 2 inning save.
He is so by the book that it is laughable. I hate rooting against my teams to see a coach/manager fired, but he is inexcusably bad at managing a game.
And a 4 run lead
Son of a !!!!
man even I am pizzed off tonight
Is he really considered a ground ball pitcher?
June 12th, 20129:41 pm
Freddie Gonz. is the dumbest Son of A B@TCH I have ever seen as a manager. Please get rid of this asss Hole.
Our pitching has been up and down all year.
JasonInFL, why do you hate “A’Rod”? He’s just doing what he is paid to do. Your “hate” or disgust is misdirected. It’s sitting in the Atlanta dugout.
I think that’s “nj smartass”
second game that we waste a 4th run lead
What was the Braves manager doing? Just sitting there watching Venters keep walking guys and load the bases with Yankees.
This is nothing new. We have always been the Yankee’s b$tch.Just have to accept it..can’t get upset about it
I am rooting for the Yankees to sweep, why be bothered with the aggravation of being a Braves fan.
I am a baseball fan, that is all, do not care who wins.
Venters is a Headcase
“I don’t really blame Fredi for this. Venters imploded”
Venters has been imploding all season. Maybe Fredi and Wren need to figure out that Venters needs to figure it out somewhere else besides on a big league ball field where your team can lose due to your ineffectiveness.
Are you kidding me! What the is wrong with Venters? Why put in this AAA pitcher in when the game is on the line? Put in Kembrel! You need a win you idiot FG, put your best late inning pitcher in! What a JOKE! I love the Braves but I hate their manager!
Terry P should be managing!
June 12th, 20129:42 pm
Yankees come to town and just punch us in the mouth. Can’t even hold a 4 run lead.
Way too much self-congratulation in that Yankee dugout. Wouldn’t mind seeing Swisher get plunked in the backside later.
We see that the bullpen has wethered up…let’s se how the hitters respond.
McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:
keep the south beatiful, put a yankee on a bus…dang nasty people
Wow, this is so bad in so many ways. We’ll look back to this game when we try and remember when the season tanked. Venters has not been his self all year. Fredi? I just don’t know about Fredi anymore.
How anybody can say Fredi G made the right move by taking Minor out is beyond me. It really shows your lack of knowledge when it comes to the game of baseball. Minor was cruising and hadn’t lost any velocity in the 8th. The only reason Fredi G took him out is because he hit a B/S 100 pitch count.
Minor got an out and then gave up ONE SINGLE, ONE SINGLE, and then was pulled. No excuse that was a terrible decision. Fredi G and Fredi G alone just cost the Braves the game. He also cost us the game vs Toronto with that brain dead idiotic decision to pull Livan Hernandez in with runners on even though his ERA is terrible with runners on base almost at 5.00.
Got to go Kimbrel in that situation or just Go Gonazalez…
do yall see the nats doing stuff like this?
Thank You Don Sutton. finally someone amongst the good ole boys speaks up..I cant believe so called “baseball men” like Scherholz or whatever, watches this shyt every game. And chipper is making how much to play 50 games…LMFAO.
Doofus(Goober and Gomer's Smart Brother)
Man, if Nolie is “pizzed” somebody is gonna pay dearly!
Does Uggla and Mac feel the need to play buddy buddy with every opposing player? The Nice Team.
“Atlanta Braves Braves seem unlikely to trade for Dempster or other front-line pitcher”
“DOB to ask Fruti some loliilop questions after the game”
Isn’t that stating the obvious ??
Where is Erio Oflaherty? Is he hurt?
He funny cause he fat.
June 12th, 20129:43 pm
im in australia and dont know too much about nick swisher, but is he an absolute Wanker or what? Surely he gets plonked next time he is up for the way he carried on??? thoughts?
Gearrin is absolutely terrible.
Where is O’Flaherty?!!!!!
Is Grandma Giffin a transvestite?
Mixxo so where did the Yankees end up last year in the standings?
The Nats have a competent manager..
At least Venters was keeping the ball down…well, mostly!
And at least Venters was great last year….
Right? Don’t these things make this no big deal?
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