Braves quotes after Sunday’s loss to Red Sox

**FREDI GONZALEZ

On Minor running into a wall again in middle innings

“We’ve got to somehow, some way, get over the hump there. That’s, you know, I keep saying the ‘young pitcher’ phrase…. We’ve got to get him over the hump somehow, whether it’s just keep running him out there, let him learn in those situations, but we’ve got to get through those innings. He walks two and all of a sudden they put a big number up. We’ve got to get, somehow – and we will, because the young man is a pretty talented and pretty competitive guy – get him through those situations.”

So that’s the plan, to keep him up here in majors doing this, for right now?

“Yes, there’s no other place where he can get these situations in the minor leagues. So we keep running him out there.”

Your guys kept scoring runs, kept coming back, kept giving them up

“I think in the last six innings we’ve scored runs, we haven’t had a shutdown [in the opponents’ next time up]. Five of their home half they’ve scored right back at us. And that’s just tough to do, to keep doing that. These guys are second or third in their league in hitting and scoring runs, so it’s a good offensive team. But we’ve got to take it upon ourselves as a pitching staff to bear down and get a shutdown inning.”

On Heyward

“He’s getting better, and the thing you see is the aggressiveness at the plate. He’s getting into hitter’s counts and ready to swing the bat.”

Do you have to make any changes in the rotation?

“You know what, it’s 10 minutes after the ballgame…. But for us to be consistent we’ve got to have starting pitching. We’ve got to go two and three times through the rotation and have good outings. We can’t go time and half and all of a sudden have two starters or one starter give you three innings, that kind of stuff. I don’t know if that answered your question, we need to roll through the rotation two or three times with good outings.”

On getting beat by fill-in starter Dennis Cook

“Cook wiggled out of some situations, and we couldn’t wiggle out of ours. And they beat us.”

On Red Sox scoring three unearned runs after Simmons’ error in fifth

“As a pitching staff we’ve got to cover that up. Nobody goes out there without making errors or a mistake, a bloop single…. As we go forward with these guys, we’re going to have to cover that up with these guys.”

Could Medlen step into the rotation now if you want him to, still stretched out enough right?

“He’s just what, seven or eight days removed from his last start? But we’re [not going to be publicly] talking about rotation options, again, this is 20 minutes after the ballgame.”

**MIKE MINOR

On his performance

“Basically what it boils down to is, I couldn’t throw a fastball for a strike on the inner half today. And I left a lot of them up on the outer half, too.

“The other games I was controlling my off-speed and throwing a lot of fastballs early on, and then today just, the whole game pretty much it wasn’t there. Even though I was putting up zeroes on the board early on, it still was a little shaky.”

Any explanation for all the homers you’ve given up?

“I would say I’m a four-seam pitcher. Everything’s straight unless it’s off-speed. It’s kind of weird, because all the home runs have been off-speed – either change-ups, curveballs, slider. But they’ve all been over the plate and up. So when you don’t show a lot of guys sink and moving it in and out, then it’s a lot easier for them to track the ball and get comfortable in the box.”

Is it a matter of figuring out how to handle guys the second or third time through the order?

“I think maybe that’s it, they’ve seen a couple of pitches, or they’ve seen all of them if they can go back and ask guys, ‘What’s his slider doing?’ and ‘What’s his cureball doing?’ Today I was spiking a lot of curveballs, so that was really a pitch that they could just throw out of there. Cody Ross hit the home run off of it, but it really didn’t break a whole lot. I was trying to throw a strike with it; I really didn’t want to go 3-2 with him and be faced with another walk situation. That’s why I threw it more over the plate.”

Is giving up runs after your team scores in top of inning the most frustrating part?

“For sure. Because I go out there, they get runs off me, and then I come back in and my team backs me up and puts more runs on the board, gets us in the ballgame, then I go back out and give up some more. So yeah, that doesn’t feel very good.”

How have you felt it your recent starts?

“I’ve felt good my last four starts, going back to the Nationals start. I gave up the home run there, but that was pretty much the only pitch that I felt like hurt me in that game…. Going back all the way to that game was when I started feeling better about my starts. I know you’re not going to have your greatest stuff every time. I feel like today is one of those days.”

Would you be disappointed if you were replaced in the rotation, given how you’ve felt in your recent starts?

“I feel like I’m learning. This is still my first year that I’ve been up with the team the whole time, trying to get some consistent starts in. So yeah, it would obviously be a disappointment if they took me out of the rotation. But if they did, then I’d do like what I always have and I would try to get back up here, if that did happen.”

**JASON HEYWARD

On the trip

“Would have liked to have done better. We didn’t play terrible this road trip. Our pitchers, man they faced some tough lineups in their own ballparks. I think it’ll be good for them to go home and kind of settle in and come out and throw some competitive games.”

On how he’s felt during his impressive month

“Just trying to come and work hard, have some fun and compete, contribute and do what I can do on either side of the ball.”

On the ball that landed between him and Bourn in right-center

“Some of it was the sun, and some miscommunication right there. The sun was tough for me all day. We just kind of miscommunicated on who had a chance to get to the ball.”

** ERIC HINSKE

On the series

“We just ran into a pretty hot team. They’re swinging the bats well. If you look at the road trip, you say you split on it and take the positives. Winning three in a row and then losing the last two, you never want to do that. But we played pretty well. We swung the bats good, strung some runs together. We just gave up too many runs early to try to fight back from the last two days.”

How about yourself, broke out of a long slump with a double and triple today

“Yeah, I’ve been working hard. I’ve been going through the worst stretch of my career, and was just trying to stay positive and find out what was wrong. I definitely had a mechanical problem with my swing, coming around the ball and just rolling over balls to second base all the time. I worked with Walk [hitting coach Greg Walker] and Fletch [assistant hitting coach Scott Fletcher] just trying to stay inside the ball and use my lower half again, and today it worked.

“It’s kind of hard when you don’t get consistent at-bats, but I never use that as an excuse — because I don’t get consistent at-bats. When I’ve struggled, I was getting my pitch and not hitting it, rolling it over or fouling it off, and I couldn’t understand why, I couldn’t find it. And earlier in my career I could always find it quicker than I have this year. So I was pretty much lost, man. I was in bad spot.

“All you can do is keep coming to the field and keep working the right way, try to be positive and work your way through it. Today it felt great for me, but we lost.”

You hit two balls today that would be out at most ballparks, went for triple and double off the fences

“I think I’ve had three [previous] extra-base hits all year, and I had two today. So I just want to take this game onto the next one and keep on driving the baseball.”

** DAN UGGLA

On where team is at

“Freddie’s not all the way back. Me and Mac, we’ve been kind of searching these last couple of weeks. But I mean, we’re [team] going to get hot again, and we’re going to have opportunities where we’re going to start to play better and be more consistent. Every start that our young pitchers have, they’re going to get better and better and continue to learn. And that’s going to help us be more consistent, too.”

Last couple of games, Braves kept scoring after falling behind early

“They [Red Sox] did a good job, any time we got close they put another couple of runs on the board. Cody Ross got us today, and what can you do? We battled back, and yet again they continued to add on. That shows signs of a good team. You’ve got to continue to add on, all those things.”

139 comments Add your comment

JipWiz

June 24th, 2012
6:01 pm

1st and at game too,

JipWiz

June 24th, 2012
6:02 pm

Let me say this…Braves Nation was WELL REPRESENTED in Boston this weekend! Good to see. Although Larry coulda showed today! C’mon man

Nova Scotia Steve

June 24th, 2012
6:07 pm

This is ridiculous – keep trotting Minor out there??? Do other managers run their team as such?

I’m a huge fan but I’ve lost confidence in Minor.

Whiskey River

June 24th, 2012
6:07 pm

@JipWiz What did you think about Youkilus trade?

JipWiz

June 24th, 2012
6:11 pm

Youks last day in Boston! Sad to see, most everyone in the park was saying trade Vanentine instead!

You couldn’t help but get caught up in the moment….

Yes Way José

June 24th, 2012
6:11 pm

If Freeman is still hurt he needs to sit and heal properly. Not doing us any good rolling over into the same double play every at-bat. Also, somebody tell him the word is out around the league about his love of swinging at every first pitch.

timS

June 24th, 2012
6:12 pm

minor and delgado never sure what you will get from them one start to the next. Not being a MLB manager I cannot state if they are being handled correctly or not. We have to trust Fredi and McDowell are making the right moves for the long term not the right now.

SPELLCHECKER

June 24th, 2012
6:12 pm

Its Aaron Cook, not Dennis Cook.

Somebody is about to get fired.

Whiskey River

June 24th, 2012
6:13 pm

I kind of feel sorry for Youk. They just gave him away.

MyThoughts

June 24th, 2012
6:14 pm

i am so sick and tired of our sorry manager and pitching coach. Fact: Minor two straight walks back to back home runs. What happens neither lard azz comrs out to talk nor any action in bullpen. Cook gives up two hits and pitching coach is out and action in bullpen. I hear the announce the other day make reference to the fact that everythime the nationals pitching coach coms out the next pitch is usually a strike !!! Get the dead weight off the bench and put in anything that has an effort to do their job

Ebenezer Snerdberg

June 24th, 2012
6:16 pm

Hey Steve and Whiskey.

Your DH is 2 for 2 with a double & a tripleB. What do you do? Pinch hit for him of course. Havana Fats=Brain Dead!

GO BRAVES!

Fire Havana Fats!

ab initio

June 24th, 2012
6:17 pm

Fredo says, “We’ve got to do this with Minor…” “We’ve got to do that with Minor…”

Who is this “we” you speak of Fat Head?!?

If you want “we”, meaning those of us with a pulse to our brain, included in this latest vapid analysis about our over-hpyed under achieving pitcher, how ’bout “we” send the bum down to Gwinnett so’s he can work the kinks out?

Whiskey River

June 24th, 2012
6:17 pm

@My Thoughts Not sure but I heard today that Minor will be taken out of rotation. Also FG needs to change lineup. 3,4,5 are killing us..

Pale Rider

June 24th, 2012
6:18 pm

Trade SmUggla and take his & Chipper’s salary and spend the $30 million on a few decent pitchers

North Ga Braves Fan

June 24th, 2012
6:19 pm

Yeah Fredi, Keep running Minor out there till you run the team out of contention! Jair goes down but Minor stays? Doesn’t make sense!

smithyred

June 24th, 2012
6:20 pm

I really enjoy seeing Chipper. I do not care if he is 40 years old and hurting. Gee, I am 64 and hurt constantly. I hardly miss any work. He should get in there and at least give it a try, it won’t hurt him.

I sure hope Braves can get well on next home stand. They have no excuses, sure hope Chipper can play more and starting hitting.

Whiskey River

June 24th, 2012
6:21 pm

@Ebeneezer Hi buddy. What you said is what I have been saying. We have the dumbest management in the game. Fire FW, Fire FG Fire the BOSS, Bring back Constanza and lets start winning.

1991 braves

June 24th, 2012
6:23 pm

WOW, great blog. You ask the 3 biggest losers on the team their thoughts. Uggla,Hinske, and Fred Flintstone. Funny how you didn’t get an intelligent comment out of the 3.

Dawgdad (The Original)

June 24th, 2012
6:24 pm

How many times over the last 3 plus seasons, have we had a chance to pick up Cody Ross, for a song. Frank Wren or Fredi must not think much of Cody, but he consistently beats the stuffing out of the Braves. He sure would look good in a Braves uniform. I wish I thought they were smarter than me, but they haven’t indicated that with their decisions.

MD Braves fan

June 24th, 2012
6:24 pm

We all know Fredi is an idiot and inept but at what point does McDowell start getting some blame? Pitchers are a mess. Btw, heard on Evan and Phillips on maddog radio on sirius that McDowell is not a good guy from someone who knew him and called the show. Said McDowell was abusive to his family (McDowells). The hosts didn’t push for more info. Does this post bother you also, “A fan” ? Waaaa!

chc4

June 24th, 2012
6:25 pm

Fredi it needs to get McCann out of the 3 hole. Of course he won’t because he’s an idiot… but he should.

MyThoughts

June 24th, 2012
6:27 pm

Which pitching staff leads the majors in home runs allowed ????????

Buzz 2011

June 24th, 2012
6:27 pm

Can Uggs batting average exceed his weight as the season continues?

MikeY

June 24th, 2012
6:27 pm

Medlen deserves to be in the starting rotation. Then, given how hard it is for Delgado and Minor to make it through more than 4 innings, maybe they can “co-pitch” as our 5th starter…each going 4 innings.

dawg4u

June 24th, 2012
6:29 pm

Let’s just keep running Delgado and Minor out there Fredi and sooner or later we’re bound to see different results right. Sounds like the definition for something else to me.

MyThoughts

June 24th, 2012
6:30 pm

Saw a story today that Colorado is gonna limit their starters to a 75 pitch count then bring in someone to go another few innings !!!!!!!

Tommy Boggs

June 24th, 2012
6:30 pm

Minor always pitches good for a couple of innings.
Send him to the Bullpen (make Medlen starter) or the minors(fbring up Teheran).

Whiskey River

June 24th, 2012
6:32 pm

FIRE FW FIRE FG Bench THE BOSS Fire McDowell, Fire Walker. Keep Prado, Freeman, Heyward, Simmons, JJ , Hanson,Medlen, Venters, OFlaherty, and Kimbrell The rest can kiss A……

MD Braves fan

June 24th, 2012
6:36 pm

Get Bobby Cox out of the organization. No Bobby, No Fredi. Bobbys “mini-me” is ruining a talented young team. How many World Series would that walking corpse, Davey Johnson have won if he had the Braves in those 14 years of division titles? I’m sure it would have been more than 1. Kill the virus! Get Cox out!

MyThoughts

June 24th, 2012
6:40 pm

Blaming Bobby Cox for everything wrong compares to Obama blaming the Republicans for all his failures

Yes Way José

June 24th, 2012
6:42 pm

There’s always one loser who has to randomly and inexplicably bring politics into a sports blog. L

Dave

June 24th, 2012
6:43 pm

Medlen’s stuff is just as good if not better than Minors. Difference is Medlen is a bulldog out there and won’t get crushed under the pressure when he has runners on base like Minor does.

MD Braves fan

June 24th, 2012
6:44 pm

Would Fredi still be managing the team in 2012 after the collapse of 2011 if Cox wasn’t involved with team?

MyThoughts

June 24th, 2012
6:45 pm

Loser ?? Don’t think so. The loser is the one that brought Bobby Cox into this.

Ken Shelton

June 24th, 2012
6:47 pm

I personally find it tough to keep having faith the Braves can turn 2012 around and seriously content for even the wild card, with at least two of the five starting pictures being as inconsistent as both, Mike Minor and Randall Delgado. Obviously, they have shown enough quality games to prove they can still turn into productive major league pictures. But unlike the Braves young crop of great arms back in say, 1989, pre-winning era of the Glavine’s, Smoltz’s, Avery’s, etc, where those young-future-studs, were hurling for teams that knew they weren’t going to win, right away. Fact is, for a team, who wants to talk as if they are playing for the postseason this year, we must have more reliable arms at the front of the rotation! I think it’s the most unprofessional,higher management to send Kris Medlen to the Minor leagues under the pretense to ’stretch-him-out and stick him right back where he was prior, when realizing he poses the best chance to success right away, at least if the Braves have any hopes of contending in 2012. .

TOMY FOURNIER

June 24th, 2012
6:48 pm

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…my…my…this is our manager…so what…we do not have any other one…………….eat it!!!!!

MD Braves fan

June 24th, 2012
6:49 pm

Loser huh? Is Bobby your grandaddy? Probably. Give an actual opinion moron and we can go from there. Assclown.

MyThoughts

June 24th, 2012
6:52 pm

MD Braves fan to whom was that comment directed ?

Don Sutton

June 24th, 2012
6:52 pm

Is it just me, or is it time to move Heyward up in the batting order. Bourne & Prado have been consistently hot, then we get to 3 guys hitting .235-.245. I like all those guys, especially Freeman, but come on…just like today, Freeman hits into a double play right before Jey-Hey launches a HR. He needs to be up there knocking those guys in! Not batting after B-Mac, Uggla and Freeman make 3 outs or ruin the opportunity. Eventually those guys will get hot, too, but let’s take advantage of Heyward’s hot streak!

MD Braves fan

June 24th, 2012
6:54 pm

You of course, MyThoughts.

MyThoughts

June 24th, 2012
6:55 pm

Opinion huh ? DH is 2 for 2 and you pinch hit for him and even an assclown would not have made that move agreed ?

dawg4u

June 24th, 2012
6:56 pm

Fredi is lucky that the Braves are under the current ownership. I would bet that there are many at Liberty Media who probably couldn’t tell you the name of the Braves’ manager. As long as the team stays around .500 there will be nothing done regarding the manager or gm. Heyward is really picking his game up though. It’s bad to have a manager whose weak points are managing and making decisions. I never could understand why so many in this organization felt he was the perfect successor to Bobby Cox even after the Florida Marlins fired him. Fredi appears to be a great guy but I have zero confidence in his managerial ability.

Angel Wings

June 24th, 2012
6:59 pm

Gentlemen , (If you are) Be nice, Goodness gracious. We are all Brave fans here. Calm down. Love each other and have peace. The Braves will work it out. Be patient gentlemen.

MD Braves fan

June 24th, 2012
7:01 pm

Agreed. Fredi is an idiot. He has a facebook page dedicated to firing him. The organizational complacency is the real issue. And the common denominator is Cox.

TOMY FOURNIER

June 24th, 2012
7:01 pm

ANGELS….OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH REALLY!!!!!!

Pale Rider

June 24th, 2012
7:01 pm

Guess it could be worse- we could be Philadelphia fans

MD Braves fan

June 24th, 2012
7:04 pm

Pale Rider, don’t count out phillies yet ( hate to say it ). Nats will have rubber arms in September and the Braves can’t get out of their own way. Phillies layin in the weeds.

Chipper's ACL

June 24th, 2012
7:05 pm

Look folks we all know in July Wren will make a small deal that will not help the club but will send off a minor leaguer or two. Maybe Farnworth again???
Every year we the fans hear of how management feels strongly about the team and the hype is carried on through the local media. Look at the reality going onto the season: a young pen that had been over worked by the manager. A starting staff consisting of a 37 year old returning from back surgery, one from a shoulder injury, one from a weak knee, two rookies and Beachy. Two 22 year olds at first and right,a rookie at short, a 40 year old at third who can only play 3 games a week at most, Uggla who will hit .220 with 30 HR’s and 170 strikeouts, a second baseman in left with the only consistant play, you would hope, from Bourn and Mac. If all the stars lined up right then maybe…..but being honest I’m a little surprised the team is over .500. Ever since Wren took over as GM little pieces have been tried to fill in the gaps. Filling in gaps is not what is needed. An identity is. Winning teams have it. I’m tired of funds being an excuse. We had an all star second baseman. We didn’t need to spend millions on Uggla. A power hitting LF could have cost half of his salary plus Prado is a better defensive second baseman than Dan. No need to discuss the waste on KK and Lowe. Other questions now linger. McCann’s extention. Re-sign Bourn. Huddy. Hanson and JJ both have Boras as their agent and are still due arbitration with a raise due Tommy. Their’s a lot of young potential near major league ready. I’m for giving the boys a go at it and grow together. Trade a piece or two to fill holes but do so with young players. There’s a trend now of teams trading young stud players for vets. Let’s give it a try. And bring in some players with a little flash. A little emotion dosn’t hurt. And for the folks that think Frank has done a great job assembling this team, please google Frank Wren and check out all of his trades. Granted some have panned out but most aren’t that good.

MD Braves fan

June 24th, 2012
7:06 pm

Spot on Chippers ACL. Still, fire Fredi.

Sparks

June 24th, 2012
7:07 pm

Wonder why they didn’t just keep trotting Kenshin Kawakami out there?

Angel Wings

June 24th, 2012
7:08 pm

I am new and trying to make friends with all of you . You are trying to make it difficult for me. I am stuck in a place I have never been before and trying ti think positive. I Love my Braves and hope you do. Sure doen’t sound like it to me. Please have some love and be nice to each other. I would also appreciate a little friendship to the newest lady cop.. UH OH scared everybody away now. PLEASE BE NICE.

MyThoughts

June 24th, 2012
7:11 pm

Frank Wren as GM of the Baltimore Orioles was the one responsible for destroying that franchise that until recently has shown life again and MD no hard feelings towards you

MD Braves fan

June 24th, 2012
7:11 pm

Angel wings? Watchin Castaway lately ? We all love the Braves. We can’t vent to anyone but us.

mpimentel

June 24th, 2012
7:12 pm

Every time is the same…if the braves lost “fire freddi” … Is the braves won “let’s go braves”…is he responsable for the loss maybe, if he responsable for a win “sure not”…I haven’t see a managger hiting a homer or strikeout a side in the 9th.!!!….we’ve got beated by a better and expensive than us team…but the fact is we better solve ours problems before get to the postseason run…unless we get readdy for upcomings season and continue seasonig our youg arms (wich won’t be a bad idea , keep mino and randall in the rotations until next season’s comings of: teheran, vizcaino and maybe gillmartin)

Angel Wings

June 24th, 2012
7:16 pm

@MD Braves fan Are you saying you don’t like me? If you are,it is not surprising. You are not the first. Do you want me to leave?

Hmmmm

June 24th, 2012
7:16 pm

“(Minor is a) pretty competitive guy”

yeah tell me about it, he keeps challenging the offense to do better.
“you got me 3 rooms? *boom* I gave them 3 runs back, now it’s your turn to go back out there and step up your game. I’m stepping up mine by giving them all these runs, now it’s your turn”

MD Braves fan

June 24th, 2012
7:16 pm

All good MyThoughts. Personally I think fw has put together a good team here which is what frustrates all of us with the results. Phillies are down and we can’t take advantage due to inept managing and a lot of questionable decisions. Maybe I’m giving fw too much credit. The head scout should be the gm.

bostonbravo

June 24th, 2012
7:17 pm

make Uggla mgr…he already has the line of vague BS to be Fredi’s replacement…AND he cannot field, rarely hits, & is fat!

MyThoughts

June 24th, 2012
7:18 pm

MD I agree but just like the Captain on the ship if he doesn’t do his job well then the ship will soon sink (like last September) !!

MD Braves fan

June 24th, 2012
7:19 pm

Wings, didn’t say that at all. Welcome to the vent house !

MyThoughts

June 24th, 2012
7:21 pm

bostonzero Uggla’s defense is better than alot know he makes alot of plays others cant make and yes he like everyone will make an unexcusable error but check his hitting over the years

Ryan

June 24th, 2012
7:21 pm

Uggla and Freddi G should hit the road.

MD Braves fan

June 24th, 2012
7:22 pm

On a positive note, Heyward is looking like who we thought he was. Had Minor resembled an mlb pitcher today, heyward would have carried the braves on his back.

Angel Wings

June 24th, 2012
7:27 pm

OK Sounds like everyone is doing better. My favorite player is Jason Heyward. The most handsome player is Freeman. The most Handsome pitcher is JJ . IMO the best looking player talent wise is Simmons. Unbelieveable.

least of the east

June 24th, 2012
7:30 pm

we avoid Beckett and Bucholz and still lose 2 of 3 !
Delgado and Minor can’t show any consistency. never know who is showing up.
we couldn’t afford Ross due to our tight budget.
team isn’t making the playoffs. have to find a taker for Bourn soon.

MD Braves fan

June 24th, 2012
7:32 pm

Least
Not sure Beckett still qualifies but agreed.

MyThoughts

June 24th, 2012
7:32 pm

Angel Wings ru Male or felame ?

MyThoughts

June 24th, 2012
7:33 pm

Female sorry typo

Angel Wings

June 24th, 2012
7:36 pm

@MY Thoughts I am a Lady Cop. Does that answer question?

MyThoughts

June 24th, 2012
7:37 pm

Yes just curious !!!

MyThoughts

June 24th, 2012
7:38 pm

but not a Cop !!!!

Angel Wings

June 24th, 2012
7:40 pm

YES!! Does that bother you?

MD Braves fan

June 24th, 2012
7:45 pm

Apparently it did.

MyThoughts

June 24th, 2012
7:45 pm

Not at all but as a person that has been in Law Enforcement for over 35 years I know imitators when I see one but good luck no harm no foul .

MD Braves fan

June 24th, 2012
7:47 pm

Awesome Mythoughts! Cool twist

Angel Wings

June 24th, 2012
7:49 pm

Apparently you don’t believe me. Thats OK You don’t have to. Just don’t know why?

MD Braves fan

June 24th, 2012
7:52 pm

My question would be why does someone want to imitate a cop as a blogger. Just sayin.

Disaffected

June 24th, 2012
7:58 pm

“Yes, there’s no other place where he can get these situations in the minor leagues. So we keep running him out there.”

I just can’t understand this. It seems to imply that Minor’s development takes precedent over the team’s playoff chances. There’s abolutely no reason the Braves can’t be a playoff team, but if you keep running a guy out there every five days who usually doesn’t give you a decent chance to win, you’re seriously undermining your chances.

Did they not learn from Derek Lowe last year? Being loyal to a player is one thing, but being completely stubbom at the expense of winning games is another.

MyThoughts

June 24th, 2012
7:58 pm

Just a kid playing here look at her comments as to the looks of the players a Cop would not make those comments MD re-read those !!! Heck kids can play here thats why I said no harm o foull

MD Braves fan

June 24th, 2012
8:04 pm

In all honesty I got suspicious on the players looks. But couldn’t think what they would be up to. Nice grab!

Angel Wings

June 24th, 2012
8:05 pm

@My Thoughts I am going to leave you alone. But just a thought. A woman can say what she wants off duty. I an not a kid , I am 24 yrs old and just graduated from academy. So I will bid you farewell and won’t be back. Thanks for calling me a liar. I do not appreciate that. I put a lot of work into where I am. So thanks for nothing.

MD Braves fan

June 24th, 2012
8:07 pm

MyThoughts

June 24th, 2012
8:08 pm

Never called you a liar and feel free to stay here and congrats on the graduation but to me you sill are a “kid” !!! sorry for the age difference !!!!!!

MyThoughts

June 24th, 2012
8:09 pm

MD I never GRABBED her !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MD Braves fan

June 24th, 2012
8:09 pm

nick p.

June 24th, 2012
8:10 pm

how many more times are we going to run minor out there for another loss? why cant we send him down bring up teheran, or put medlin in rotation then to have an automatic loss? send him down to see if he can work it out, major league level is not the place to hold practice, we can not afford to give up these games as training ground for mike minor!

MD Braves fan

June 24th, 2012
8:11 pm

Thoughts
Its ok to grab her.

Sincerely J Sandusky

MyThoughts

June 24th, 2012
8:11 pm

Reminds of me of Kamakawi

MyThoughts

June 24th, 2012
8:12 pm

Kept sending him out to see if he could figure it out and look where it got us ????????

MyThoughts

June 24th, 2012
8:13 pm

MD we started out on bad terms but seem to have worked it out ?? Never saw her in a shower tho !

MD Braves fan

June 24th, 2012
8:14 pm

Why can’t any of the young guys go more than 5? Tehreran the same probllem

Angel Wings

June 24th, 2012
8:15 pm

@My Thoughts You actually did call me a liar by saying I was not a cop, but I forgive you. You must be old school with the tough demeanor. Sorry I am not that way. When I am off duty ,I do what I want. Anyway see ya. Maybe see you down the line somewhere, Peace be with you.

MD Braves fan

June 24th, 2012
8:16 pm

All good Thoughts. Cool blog

MyThoughts

June 24th, 2012
8:16 pm

It goes back to conditioning and I blame that on McDowelll Say what you want Mazonne never had that problem and look what a difference out hitting coaches have made !

MD Braves fan

June 24th, 2012
8:17 pm

Now that is one peaceful cop

MyThoughts

June 24th, 2012
8:18 pm

Angel hugs to thy neck !!!

MD Braves fan

June 24th, 2012
8:23 pm

MyThoughts

June 24th, 2012
8:24 pm

And you should !!!!!!!

Robards

June 24th, 2012
8:34 pm

Aaron Cook. Dennis pitched a number of years ago.

Nelson

June 24th, 2012
8:41 pm

“Fredi it needs to get McCann out of the 3 hole. Of course he won’t because he’s an idiot… but he should”.
Sure, Fred Flinstone is managing with Bobby’s book but with some missing pages!!!!

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