Braves quotes after Thursday’s loss to Diamondbacks

FREDI GONZALEZ

On missed opportunities

“We had some opportunities to add on and they got out of it. I tell you what, I was impressed with their pitching overall. Their starting pitching and some of their guys that come out of the bullpen. They’re pretty impressive. Overall I think that might be one of the best staffs we’ve seen, one through 12.”

On Jurrjens

“I thought he did OK. I thought he did fine. He wiggled out of a couple jams but that’s good to see. I think he did fine. Go on to his next start.”

On if plan was to get him through the sixth inning with him due up second

“Yeah. You go out and you say you want your starters to go deep in the ballgame, now you talk with a forked tongue if you go out and get him in the sixth. He was fine to get him through that inning.”

On Young timing Kimbrel’s fastball

“I think he didn’t play the first two games and he comes in and gets a home run off Venters yesterday and one off of Kimbrel today. I think he is getting hot right now. He’s a pretty good player. We threw at what seemed to be his loop right there, those two at-bats, the one last night against Venters and this one here. You know what? It’s going to happen. I’m sure Craig is going to be fine for the rest of the season.”

If closer gives it up, better to do it by homer than walks, etc?

“There’s no question. If you’re going to give it up, make a mistake over the plate and he hit it out of the ballpark, tip your hat and go on. You hate to walk three guys and give up a bloop single and give it up that way.”

Wasted some early opportunities against the kid Bauer

“We had opportunities against a lot of guys. They made some pitches…. We had the opportunities and we didn’t add on. I think it came back to haunt us a little bit.”

Kubel as hot as anybody right now

“Yeah and we seem to handle him the night before. Tommy (Hanson) did a nice job handling him a couple times. It’s a good ballclub. I’ll be curious to see how they play over there in the west.”

Can you come away encouraged by starting a homestand winning two of three?

“Well we always look to win two out of three and we won the series. you always want to get greedy and get one more. We go onto Washington which is a very important series for us. Try to win that one also.”

Big spots seems to find Uggla when he’s struggling like he is now

“It finds anybody. This game is cruel at times. I’ve been with him a long time and we all know that he’s the right guy to come out of it. He’s not going to worry about that kind of stuff.”

**CRAIG KIMBREL

On giving up the Chris Young homer in ninth

“I missed a spot. We were trying to go down and away. He’s a good high-ball hitter and I threw it right into his wheelhouse. He got the barrel on it and it went out.”

“It happens. It’s part of the game.”

After long scoreless run, feel like you’ll just pick it right back up tomorrow?

“It would have been nice to pick up a game on the Nationals before they come in this weekend. It’s too bad we didn’t get it today, but all I can do is come back tomorrow and start over.”

Easier to give up a homer than allow a run on walks and singles?

“I wouldn’t say it’s easy. You never want to give up any runs, especially in a situation like that. But like I said, all I can do is come in tomorrow and go right back at it.”

You seem like you’ve learned to deal with these situations in your short time as a closer

“It sucks that we lost, but there’s nothing I can do about it or we can do about it now. All we can do is show up tomorrow and go back at it.”

**JAIR JURRJENS

You mindset any different going into this game, after the start at Boston?

“No, I was just trying to go out there and have fun, keep my team in the game, give my team a chance to win. Try to have a solid performance again.”

After hitting your spots so well in Boston, looked like you were a bit off his strike zone tonight

“Yeah, I think a couple of pitches could go both ways and didn’t go our way. But I just wasn’t as aggressive in the strike zone as I wanted to be today. I fell behind a lot and needed to come back, and they put together tough ABs against me and fouled pitches and worked the count.”

The heat get to you at all, tire you any?

“A little bit. That’s the first time I ever got tired from the heat. I was shocked. After my strikeout [to end the second inning] I was trying to walk back to the mound and breathing hard, and thinking, what is going on?”

Kubel tough to pitch against right now?

“Yeah, I think he’s seeing the ball like a beach ball right now. He’s fouling tough pitches and taking really close pitches. He’s in the zone right now. I think he’s an RBI machine for them right now. He’s a pretty tough AB against pitchers. He’s waiting for a mistake to make them pay.”

On improvement he made in Triple-A

“I’m stronger. I can keep repeating my delivery and making quality pitches. I think that’s the thing I needed to work on in Triple-A.”

**MARTIN PRADO

On missed scoring opportunities

“We had a couple of chances. After we scored two runs, we were in pretty good shape. They tied the game and we knew we had a chance to win the game. We went for it, but we didn’t get the run when we needed it. It was a pretty good game. They got the big homer in the ninth.”

On Kimbrel reminding folks he’s not a machine

“Man, he’s a human. I’m always going to support my guys, and he’s one of the guys that’s always going to be there for the team. It happens to anyone.”

On Jurrjens

“He was locating pitches. When he’s got those pitches, he can put them wherever he wants. His velocity and everything is going to come back. He’s come back and he’s working hard to get that confidence again. He looked pretty good again tonight.”

On rookie pitcher Bauer of the Dbacks

“He seems pretty good. His first start in the majors, probably nervous, didn’t feel confident enough. But he looks pretty good. He’s got pretty good stuff. Let’s see how he’s going to be from now on.”

98 comments Add your comment

TheOnlyBravesFan

June 28th, 2012
11:25 pm

1st…. a good 2nd start for JJ want to see more

Yes Way José

June 28th, 2012
11:32 pm

Fredi really has a serious man crush on Uggla.

NickB

June 28th, 2012
11:34 pm

If he can have 2 more games like his last 2, I will believe he’s back

that being said, he got pretty lucky early on the game when he left some pitches up that were just missed, it could have been ugly early

BeltransRightEarMole

June 28th, 2012
11:38 pm

“Yeah. You go out and you say you want your starters to go deep in the ballgame, now you talk with a forked tongue if you go out and get him in the sixth. He was fine to get him through that inning.”

It is not talking with forked tongue – it is talking out your rear and showing you are clueless – just grasping at straws – not at all inspiring as a “leader.”

Fredi yammers about getting his starters to go deeper then he manages them like a frightened rabbit.

He said he was going to switch up how he used his pen so he wouldn’t be so predictable. Why not switch up your pen to WIN.

He manages scared way too often.

Never underestimate the power of poor managerial decisions to demoralize a team.

Dawg'88

June 28th, 2012
11:40 pm

“tip your hat” reference by Fredi again…AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

ACE

June 28th, 2012
11:45 pm

Fredi says just tip your cap and go on. That is what caused the collaspe last september, just keep tipping your cap.

ACE

June 28th, 2012
11:46 pm

same old same old. Tip your cap. Got to keep running him out there. Believe the back of the bubble gum card.

BeltransRightEarMole

June 28th, 2012
11:53 pm

Uggla must appease the SUN GOD!!!

In Miami on June 5, 2012, Dan Uggla smashed a homerun into that centerfield display with the ball crashing into the SUN!

Remember that?

In the 8 games prior to and including the game in which he disrespected the Sun, Uggla was 11 for 27 – a RED HOT .408 with 4 HRs and 12 RBIs!

Check my (UPDATED) figures – but by my reckoning, since that fateful day, Uggla is 7 for 62 – batting a COOL .111 with 1 HR 5 RBIs and 25Ks.

It’s clear what is going on here…Dan needs to make a sacrifice to the Sun God and do it pronto.

:)

BC

June 28th, 2012
11:56 pm

NorCal Brave

June 28th, 2012
11:58 pm

The Braves’ good ‘ol boys club is alive and well. Fredi dotes on Uggla no matter what, McCann’s having a career-worst year, and how many games will Chipper take off in the heat against the Nats? Without Heyward’s emergence and Simmons’ promotion, we wouldn’t even be close. And I’ve said this before: we could use a few more guys on this team who play with the dedication and desire of Martin Prado.

Beltrans Right Ear Mole

June 29th, 2012
12:13 am

.

SURVEY ALERT

Conrad is hitting .350, still has that pop off the bat and is now doing it for TB.

Who would you rather have on the Braves now – Conrad or Fransisco?

And why?

Beltrans Right Ear Mole

June 29th, 2012
12:16 am

“Conrad is hitting .350,…”

I meant to say Conrad is hitting .350 for TB.

While I have you here… Who did Wren get in return for Melky Cabrera?

:)

TheOnlyBravesFan

June 29th, 2012
12:17 am

that being said, he got pretty lucky early on the game when he left some pitches up that were just missed, it could have been ugly early

This

NorCal Brave

June 29th, 2012
12:31 am

@Beltrans Mole: We unloaded Melky for Rick Ankiel and Kyle Farnsworth. As you suggest, he’s been hitting over .350 for the Giants this season. In Atlanta his nickname was Melk Dud; in SF he’s the Melk Man, and has a section of fans who come dressed as milk men to the games. Another player who’s hit everywhere BUT Atlanta.

Ryan

June 29th, 2012
12:32 am

Tip your hat for Uggla 3ks two tomorrow for the allstar boooooo sit his ass.

Felix

June 29th, 2012
12:35 am

Fredi: Please sit Uggla for a while. Watching his at bats has become excruciating for some of us.

PaulG

June 29th, 2012
12:40 am

Lets see, who served up a fat pitch to Young’s strength? fredi or Kimbrel? must have been Fredi’s fault.

Coxie

June 29th, 2012
12:45 am

Melky left as a non-tendered free agent and signed with KC…

IM BETTER MANAGER THAN FREDI

June 29th, 2012
2:43 am

time to bench Uggla!!!!!!……

sure Gio Gonzalez is comming to pitch this weekend well in that game bench Uggla

put Diaz in LF and Prado in 2B

Kwajbraves

June 29th, 2012
5:48 am

Uggla must appease the SUN GOD!!!

It is very bad to steal Jobu’s rum, it’s very bad… :)

Kwajbraves

June 29th, 2012
6:06 am

Melky left as a non-tendered free agent and signed with KC…

The only thing that Melky did when he was in ATL was to raid every all you can eat joint that he could find. I guess that the non tendered move by ATL shook him up and allow him to refocus his game.

Kwajbraves

June 29th, 2012
6:07 am

Atlanta his nickname was Melk Dud

AKA FAT MAN…

Hat tipping

June 29th, 2012
6:24 am

We can’t manufacture runs. We rarely move guys over with bunts. It kills me when we have men on base and THEN have three batters strike out swinging. Also Snitker holds everyone up. Let em run and make the other team make play at plate. It is brutal watching guys held up at third only to end up a Statistic of left on base. It costs us runs night after night.

cowdogit

June 29th, 2012
6:28 am

Kimbrel shows first crack . Under McDowell’s watch He’s due to breakdown late July .

cowdogit

June 29th, 2012
6:35 am

These are the type of games that CONSTANZA would make a difference . Later – got to run .

longtimefan

June 29th, 2012
6:44 am

Heyward-5 tool player,;coming into his own. Glad we didn’t listen to the depressive bloggers who wanted to trade him because he had a bad year while hurt. Same ones who rag on players every time they hit a slump, have a couple of bad starts or miss the cut-off man.

longtimefan

June 29th, 2012
6:45 am

Constanza is not a major league starter.

MD Braves fan

June 29th, 2012
7:24 am

Sounds like the usual tough questions at the press conference. ” Um, excuse me, Mr. Fredi? Do you think Uggla needs a break…sir?” Lame. Talk about good ol boys club.

Larry

June 29th, 2012
7:34 am

What a totally garbage at bat by Uggla in the 8th with a runner on 2nd, no outs, in a 2-2 game and he’s swinging to pull the ball over the LF wall every swing.

Did stupid ever think to just ask him to bunt or adjust his swing to get Chipper over to third?

Charlie

June 29th, 2012
7:49 am

WHAT???? No quotes from LOSER DAN? What does he have to say? The Braves have Fredi & Loser Dan…the 2 biggests losers that the Marlins have ever dumped on anybody. The Braves are stuck with them both. Loser Dan, who hits 1 week out of every 5, and Fredi G., who is the dumbest manager since baseball was invented.
If there is a baseball decision to be made, Fredi G. will make the wrong one, EVERY TIME.
Dan Uggla is the biggest head case around.
It would be fun if both of them could end up with another NL East team. They could drive someone else into the ground. What a pair…

A.W.

June 29th, 2012
8:05 am

All bad Brave Fans. No Good, Good brave fans gone. Go Braves!!!!

john

June 29th, 2012
8:25 am

We keep tipping our cap. Doing the same thing and expecting different results is the definition of stupid.

A.W.

June 29th, 2012
8:29 am

You not stupid john. just not good brave fan. Change cap,be good brave fan Go Braves!!!!

Buddy Landel

June 29th, 2012
8:40 am

We won this series and lost on a HR given up by Kimbrel. All the Negative Nancies are out. What do your husbands say when you b!tch and moan all the time?

Buddy Landel

June 29th, 2012
8:41 am

Go take your negativity to the Isaiah Crowell blog.

A.W.

June 29th, 2012
8:46 am

Buddy Good Braves Fan Go Braves!!!!

Clay Carroll

June 29th, 2012
8:49 am

Can’t seem to cut into Wahsington’s lead. Maybe we can win 1 of 3 this weekend.

Buddy Landel

June 29th, 2012
8:51 am

Clay Carroll pitched for the big Red Machine

ken

June 29th, 2012
8:54 am

I know it’s always easy to bash the manager, but please Freddi – most damage comes to starters in the 6th inning. Don’t leave them in till they get hammered. If I can see it and the TV commentators can see it, and the radio guys see it, why can’t you see when a starter is shot and take him out. Not just last night’s game – look at the night before with Hanson – we just had enough cushion that time.

Buddy Landel

June 29th, 2012
8:57 am

hindsight is 20/20 ken. Sometimes, you want to see if your starters can work out of jams. Fans, commentators, grandsons, and wives are often wrong with their foretelling comments during a game, but we never hear about those times.

A.W.

June 29th, 2012
8:57 am

Ken you not manager. Dumb idea. Be good Brave Fan if you can. Go Braves!!!!

Brooklyn Braves Brawler

June 29th, 2012
9:01 am

Never ceases to amaze me, Bravos get 2 of 3 from a hot D’backs team and lose on a home in the 9th of your all-world closer and somehow its Fredi’s fault. fact of the matter is that the BP has been solid and Durbin, Medlen, Irish, and Kimbrel have been outstanding.

I assume the AB for Jack Wilson last night was to get him in the game tonight for Uggla. May see Ross tonight as well, since Randall is pitching tonight.

Le Fan

June 29th, 2012
9:09 am

Frankie frisch should have said
“Man, those LOB will kill ya”

Speedy Gonzalez

June 29th, 2012
9:10 am

Fredi went to the Booby Cox school of sunshine…………..it’s all roses, you know sometimes you just have to tip your hat to the other team!!! Hinske looks fat & slow, McCann is on the downhill slide, & Wilson & Diaz should’t be on the roster

A.W.

June 29th, 2012
9:13 am

Speedy you not GM Terrible Brave Fan GO BRAVES!!!!

PMC

June 29th, 2012
9:16 am

I thought JJ pitched well. I was encouraged. He kept them in it.

The relief men from Arizona were just better yesterday. They were really really good.

A.W.

June 29th, 2012
9:20 am

PMC Good Braves fan Go Braves!!!!

A.W.

June 29th, 2012
9:34 am

Too many Brave fans I don;t like. Some good Braves fan I like. Good Braves fan have a good day. Bad Brave fans are jerks. Bye Y’all

Dirty Dawg

June 29th, 2012
9:34 am

Frankly it looked to me that JJ was lucky they didn’t tee-off on him from the get-go. His ‘command’ (why do they no longer call it control?) from the beginning was off from the other night…the ump was actually calling strikes instead of ‘close to strikes’…and he only hit 90 mph once all night (according to the gun on the TV). He’s gonna be a crap-shoot the rest of the season, no matter where he is.

stew

June 29th, 2012
9:35 am

Uggla a loser? Who on this team is gonna hit 30 home runs? If he drives in 90, who cares if he hits .240 and strikes out 150 times. Run production is where it’s at.

TPic

June 29th, 2012
9:46 am

At what point will a reporter ask Fredi Cox about Heyward’s putrid defense? At least once a week, he butcher’s a play turning an out into a costly run or runs. The game should have been 2-0 Atlanta going into the 9th inning. Heyward (as is his custom) completely misjudged and misplayed the “double” by Kubel. Any RF should have caught that ball – it was a routine play. And Heyward would have caught it if he didn’t have to take a 90 degree turn after misreading the ball. We continue to punish pitchers for fielder’s mistakes like these – and they are NEVER addressed in the press.

hank57

June 29th, 2012
9:47 am

I will say this, I haven’t seen a player take a called 3rd strike three times in one game since Little League. Then you add to that a Major League clean-up hitter and about a $12 million salary, and you can see why fans get upset. Guaranteed no one is more upset than Dan.

TPic

June 29th, 2012
9:54 am

Good point Stew. I’ll take a hustling, make all the plays you’re supposed to, 30 tater second sacker anyday. batting average is overrated. Adam Dunn is on pace to obliterate the all-time single season K record. He’s also on his way to a 45 HR, 120 RBI season and will score close to 100 runs – yeah, I’d bat him 3rd in my lineup, too. So what if he’s hitting .215? Back, back to Uggla – he does need a day off. He is slumping just like this time last year. And like last year, he played every game until the break. It was only after the AS game layoff that he went on a tear. And just like last year, Fredi Cox will play him until he drops – or there is an all-star break.

Atticus

June 29th, 2012
10:04 am

I don’t care what anyone says Jurjjens is NOT back. He can’t get swings and misses and no strikeouts. I give him credit, he stayed tough, but his stuff is not there. He was at 87 most of the game.

Let's Go

June 29th, 2012
10:17 am

Man, the Braves just won 2 out of 3 and had chances to win last night but it’s not the end of the world. The Braves are tied for the 5th best record in the NL and considering the way this season has been going for them that’s pretty good.

The morons on here that keep bringing up how good Melky and Conrad are doing are the same folks that were screaming how terrible they were when they wre here. Also, it’s nice to mention that Brooks Conrad is hitting 350 in 7 games with TBay but let’s not forget that 075 average he had the first 25 games this year that got him cut by MIL. And how many of you still blame Brooks for the Div Series lost to the Giants 2 years ago? Melky was terrible here and the Braves were not going to take a chance on losing big at arbitration with him. As far as Francisco goes, I’m not crazy about the guy either but he’s cheap so he could be around again next year to be everybody’s blog punching bag. Get use to him.

Batter up

June 29th, 2012
10:29 am

Braves have ZERO CHANCE of winning even ONE GAME against the Nats. I hear they are giving hitless Uggla a day off. How about a day off then a ticket back to the minors? And take McOut with him.

shorty

June 29th, 2012
10:58 am

Fire Fredi or this team is doomed….he is no more than a 3rd base coach at best.

Whiskey River.

June 29th, 2012
11:02 am

Hello everyone. Been gone a couple of days. Hope everyone is well. Noticed Braves played fairly well until last nite. That Happens. Noticed Washington next. I think we need 2 out of 3 or we maybe out of it by Monday. Just my opinion.

Largo

June 29th, 2012
11:10 am

There’s no difference between JJ’s fast ball and change. He’s the proverbial junk ball pitcher and that’s all he will ever be.

henry tn

June 29th, 2012
11:10 am

fredi g lost this game by not bringing venters in to pitch to kubel the more i see of fredi g the more i realize he absolutely don’t know how to manage i have been watching baseball for 60 years and fredi g is the worst manager i ever watched bar none….

Whiskey River.

June 29th, 2012
11:16 am

@henry tn I guess you never saw Harry (thehat) Walker. Absolutely terrible manager.

Wrecker

June 29th, 2012
11:18 am

Some dumb comments about firing Fredi, followed by calls for Melky and Conrad to return? I keep waiting for Rod Serling’s voice to burst out of my computer.

We just beat the D-backs 2 out of 3. The same D-backs who had won 5 out of 6 coming into Atlanta. Jurrjens does not look great, but he does not look like the lost pitcher that started the season. Simmons looks like a star in the field and has been surprising (in a good way) at the plate. Uggla and McCann have struggled, yet we are in 2nd place in the best division in the National League. Heyward is showing signs of the player we thought he would become.

Count your blessings.

Whiskey River.

June 29th, 2012
11:21 am

@Wrecker Wasn’t able to see game last nite. Did JJ look OK ?

Rick

June 29th, 2012
11:32 am

Whiskey, seemed like the Braves pitchers were all getting squeezed by the ump. Still, Jurrjens location wasn’t quite as sharp as it was in Boston. He got help when he needed it from the defense.

Whiskey River.

June 29th, 2012
11:36 am

Thanks Rick. Hope he will be OK.

Wrecker

June 29th, 2012
11:44 am

Yeah, Rick & WR, his velocity seemed down a bit and he was missing his spots. He walked Montero twice and Upton, mainly because he was picking around the edges and not getting any calls. What worried me most was that he seemed to be pitching off the plate, rather than challenging hitters. Although he threw 15 first pitch strikes in 24 batters, his fastball did not look like he could throw it past anyone. Sometimes when pitchers overthrow their fastball, they lose some of the movement on the ball. I wonder if he is having to really gear up to throw 89-90 and losing movement. I wonder if he has arm problems or more problems with that knee.

Knows Warts

June 29th, 2012
11:48 am

Move Uggla to Gwinnett.
Make McCann the back up catcher.
Trade/Fire Franscisco.

john

June 29th, 2012
11:49 am

Jurrjens is human-100* heat plus getting upset over Ump’s calls(replay showed Ump was right)in 5th-Freddi, McDowell ,Brian and Chipper – nobody notice ???? Get out there and talk to this immature acting pitcher-he never should have pitchedto Kubel
Why are these talented Braves Players so poor at “small Ball” when needed-no decent bunts and even worse, hit BEHIND runners and get runners on moving to avoid double plays
I may regret saying but after being big supporter, Freddi might have been poor choice-hey, some guys are just “unlucky” -Delgaudo, included and if they do not WIN thys MUST GO….WE WANT CHAMPIONS AGAIN-

Dan Uggla

June 29th, 2012
11:51 am

Just because I suck really bad as a hitter is no reason for Fredi to bench me.

arizona brave

June 29th, 2012
11:58 am

Uggla has to be dropped in the batting order,he’s an out everytime he’s steps to the plate.He is a rally killer.Why doesn’t DOB push FG on why he doesn’t give Uggla the bunt sign more often?

Jaded Braves Fan

June 29th, 2012
12:00 pm

Two out of three is never bad, but sweeps are the way to really pad your record. The Braves have missed a couple of opportunities at home here the last couple of weeks, blowing a 4-0 lead versus the Jays and a 2-0 lead yesterday.

I don’t know if we’ve even swept a series at the Ted all year. Sure would be a nice time to change that with Washington coming to town.

Whiskey River.

June 29th, 2012
12:02 pm

@john Calm down a little buddy. I agree with you. We need 2 out of 3, but we haven’t lost yet. Hang in there. Let’s see what happens. Maybe we are wrong and we will do good. I hope so.

Yogi Berra

June 29th, 2012
12:42 pm

Without Prado, Bourn, Simmons and J-Hey you could throw in the towel..

Trade McCann while you may get two very good players for him.
Another reason Braves are what they are 2nd class is they won’t sign very good free agent like Bourn..He likes Atlanta etc and bust his a@@ but Braves will not make a offer. I’d rather have Bourn anyday over Uggla and look what he makes..sign Bourn

bravesgrl4life

June 29th, 2012
12:45 pm

Get it through your colletive heads: Uggla is NOT going to be benched. He is supposed to get a day off during the Nationals series. He has been one of only a couple of players (Prado is the only other one I can think of) that has played EVERY game this season. We all know Dan is streaky and right now he’s just gotten out of the streak.

Quit banging your head against a wall for something that is NEVER going to happy. Sheesh.

Whiskey River.

June 29th, 2012
12:48 pm

@Yogi Berra Went back thru old posts and saw where my grand niece was talking with you. I hope she didn’t give you too much trouble. I agree, but I hope they do make an offer but it is doubtful.

Yogi Berra

June 29th, 2012
12:51 pm

I love everyone Whiskey and respect their opinion.. I love to read your post.

Whiskey River.

June 29th, 2012
12:54 pm

Did she give you any trouble Yogi?

Yogi Berra

June 29th, 2012
12:56 pm

Women always do!

nuh uh

June 29th, 2012
12:58 pm

I thought Jurrjens looked okay. He was hitting the glove, just not getting any calls. He has to live on the corners or he won’t be successful. He doesn’t have the stuff to go after hitters all the time. I’d rather him go 5 2/3, 2 ER while picking at the corners than see him attack hitters with an upper 80’s fastball and getting mashed all day.

Whiskey River.

June 29th, 2012
1:00 pm

Sorry, I will speak with her. Anyway , I hope you are right about Bourn. Even if they don’t get Boun maybe sign Victorino. Just Guessing.

reckingball

June 29th, 2012
1:31 pm

Kleenez on sale at Walgreens.
Would have been nice to sweep, had plenty of opportunities to add on runs(just like they did in some of the games against the Yanks and Red Sox).
Glad they won the series.
Hope they can sweep the Nats.
go braves!

Whiskey River.

June 29th, 2012
1:35 pm

@reckingball I know You will ignore me but thought you might like to know that I completely agree with you.

bostonbravo

June 29th, 2012
1:54 pm

You gotta tip your cap to Havana Fats…he’s so full of crap, 99% of the world knows it…and yet, he keeps his job.

The Sertoma Kid

June 29th, 2012
2:01 pm

Batting average is not overrated……home runs are.

Tumbledown

June 29th, 2012
2:16 pm

A major losing streak is at hand. Doom and gloom is upon us. The season is finished. Luckily, I am not one to overreact.

Yogi Berra

June 29th, 2012
2:17 pm

I agree also RECKINGBALL…

Rick

June 29th, 2012
2:20 pm

I don’t think you need to worry about the Braves making an offer to Bourn. Wren would be crazy not too. The question is if it will be high enough for Bourn to accept it.

Whiskey River.

June 29th, 2012
2:25 pm

How much do you think it will take Rick?

Waffle House or Bust

June 29th, 2012
2:56 pm

There’s no question. If you’re going to give it up, make a mistake over the plate and he hit it out of the ballpark, tip your hat and go on. – Fredi

All the drinkers out there should start a drinking game based on Fredi tipping his cap. You guys would be wasted.

beachcomber

June 29th, 2012
2:57 pm

Tough loss last night but one you could see coming with so many missed opportunities against a nervous kid. Wish we had more to throw at the Nats this weekend than the back of our rotation. Hopefully, we get to one or two of their guys. Two lefties plus Strasberg will be a challenge.

cowdogit

June 29th, 2012
3:10 pm

If the braves are going to win some of these close games they need some speed . To many fat guys . Double plays are a pitchers best friend , slow grounders with a speedy runner is a pitchers worst nightmare . Bring up a couple of roadrunners and get rid of the heavyweights !!!

64 year Braves fan

June 29th, 2012
3:20 pm

Fredi lost it again. Should have brought in O’Flahrety to pitch to Kubel. You could see JJ was on fumes. If I can see it why can’t he. And why the hell is Uggla still batting in the middle of the lineup.
Can’t even put the ball in play. Should be batting 8th or on the bench.

chas

June 29th, 2012
4:39 pm

struggla needs a REST!!!!!!!! or fredi needs a brain pill

Whiskey River.

June 29th, 2012
4:50 pm

Why does everyone blame Freddie and pitching. Braves left 6 men in scoring positions. enough said.

Barbara

June 29th, 2012
6:30 pm

Hi I am late today. Fredi we could have a lot more runs if you would play small ball you know BUNT with less than two outs and a man on third duh. Also send Uggla down for a couple weeks and let him get his hitting back. Lose Hinske he is an automatic out. I still believe management need to get a new manager and pitching coach

Beltransrigthearmole

June 30th, 2012
2:52 am

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Let’s go says: “The morons on here that keep bringing up how good Melky and Conrad are doing are the same folks that were screaming how terrible they were when they wre here.”

I never said that. I liked Melky and saw a lot of potential in him. I wonder who was right? I wonder who is making crap up to make himself feel all knowing when he doesn’t have a clue?

Morons? Don’t you just love the pompous blowhards who know everyone’s past opinions and is here to let us know HE is on top if it?

“As far as Francisco goes, I’m not crazy about the guy either but he’s cheap so he could be around again next year to be everybody’s blog punching bag. Get use to him.”

Shorter Let’s go: “I say he could be here next year cause he’s cheap so you should shut up and love it.”

You are seeing Francisco on this team next year? This is a great vision. I am glad I am not as all knowing as you, if I was looking forward to that I’d have slit the old wrists long ago.

Beltransrigthearmole

June 30th, 2012
2:57 am

Unwilling to shut up in the face of strong blowhard winds, I’ll ask the question again – who would rather have on the team Conrad or Francisco?

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