Huddy, Braves try to avert sweep; Melky irks masses

Welcome back to Turner Field, where things could get interesting today when the Braves try to avert a sweep by the Giants in a noon game less than 12 hours after one of the more unusual losses we’ve seen this season – a 9-4 defeat in 11 innings, which was delayed more than an hour by rain and ended well after midnight.

Giants Pablo Sandoval (left) and Melky Cabrera do the "crotch chop." Cabrera has gotten under the skin of Braves fans and players the past two days.

Giants Pablo Sandoval (left) and Melky Cabrera do the "crotch chop." Cabrera has gotten under the skin of Braves fans and players the past two days.

Aside from the antics of ex-Brave Melky Cabrera, who hit a home run, made gestures to the crowd and the Braves and generally ticked off most of Turner Field, there were four home runs in the last two innings, including a two-out, two-run tying homer by Brian McCann in the 10th inning and a solo shot by Chipper Jones in the 11th that moved him into a tie with George Brett for the most RBIs by a third baseman.

Unfortunately for the Braves, Chipper also had a costly throwing error in the 10th inning, and the other two of those late-innings homers were a pair of three-run shots off Chad Durbin in the 11th inning by Brandon Crawford and Gregor Blanco (another ex-Braves outfielder).

After posting a 1.19 ERA and .169 opponents’ average and allowing one homer in 30 appearances from May 11 through Tuesday, Durbin gave up a pair of three-run homers in a five-batter span Wednesday.

Speaking of those actions by Melky, Chipper said after the game, “That’s Melky – and that’s why he’s not here anymore.” And he also said Cabrera’s extended celebrating after Blanco’s homer wouldn’t be forgotten.

Just so happens the Braves today are starting Tim Hudson, their Pitcher Most Likely to Send a Message. And the Giants? Well, they happen to be starting young and fiery Madison Bumgarner, who is probably their Pitcher Most Likely to Respond in Kind.

Yes, it could get interesting on this hot and humid afternoon.

By the way, as for that crotch-chop gesture that Cabrera has made a couple of times here, including after Blanco’s homer – the two of them have done that all season, I’m told. And in the world of professional wrestling, it’s a sign for “suck it.”

Nice. Maybe the Giants could feature that in one of their ads?

When a Giants reporter asked him late this morning about Chipper’s postgame comments, Cabrera seemed surprised and said he always got along well with Chipper.

Anyway, say what you will about Cabrera – including that he was out of shape and terrible in his one season with the Braves in 2010 – but there is no denying this: The dude is having a terrific season. Oh, and this is his free-agent walk year. Surely a coincidence.

He’s second in the NL batting race with a .354 average, leads the league with 126 hits and 42 multi-hit games, and ranks fourth in total bases (186) and eighth in OBP (.393). And since May 2, he’s been on a rather remarkable tear.

In 64 games during that period, Cabrera has hit .378 (99-for-262) with 27 extra-base hits (eight home runs), 40 RBIs and a .974 OPS, including 17-for-45 (.378) with two homers and 10 RBIs in 11 July games.

Hudson is on quite a roll against the Giants, and the Braves need it to continue today.

Hudson is on quite a roll against the Giants, and the Braves need it to continue today.

• Huddy vs Madison: Today’s matchup is a tasty one. Hudson has quite a run going against the Gigantes, who have a season-high five-game winning streak.

Hudson is 3-0 with a 2.23 ERA and .201 opponents’ average in six consecutive quality starts against the Giants, and he lasted eight or more innings in five of those games (he went seven in the other).

This is the last game of the six-game homestand for the Braves before they travel to Washington for a big weekend series with the first-place Nationals. The Bravos need a win today to avoid potentially falling to 5-1/2 games behind the Nats.

Atlanta is 9-13 with a 4.14 ERA in its past 22 home games, and 10-3 with a 3.08 ERA in their past 13 road games.

Both the starting rotation and bullpen have been shaky of late for the Braves, notwithstanding Mike Minor’s strong six-inning outing last night and Ben Sheets’ six scoreless innings Sunday in his Braves debut. The Braves have a 5.17 ERA in their past five games (3-2).

They’ve also hit just .176 with four runs in 20 innings in the first two games of the series against San Francisco, with all four runs coming via homers.

BRAVES LINEUP

  1. Bourn CF
  2. Prado 3B
  3. Heyward RF
  4. Freeman 1B
  5. Diaz LF
  6. Ross C
  7. Uggla 2B
  8. Janish SS
  9. Hudson P

• Uggla’s skid continues: How much worse can it possibly get for Dan Uggla? After going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts and a walk last night, the Braves All-Star second baseman is hitting .113 (11-for-97) with one homer, 39 strikeouts and a .277 OBP and .442 OPS in his past 29 games, and .094 (6-for-64) with 30 strikeouts, no homers and two RBIs in his past 20 home games.

I asked manager Fredi Gonzalez about it again last night after the game, about what could be done and if they’ll continue to let him try to hit his way out of it.

“Right now, he is having a tough July. The good thing going here is he has some history of coming out of it and mental toughness. We’ll get through it with him… We’ll keep running him out there and keep playing him.”

Here are the full postgame quotes from Gonzalez and a few players.

• Franciscos, Juan vs. San: With Chipper’s knee barking again, Juan Francisco started at third base Tuesday and hit a homer that accounted for the Braves’ only run until the 10th inning. He is 2-for-12 in July with two solo homers, three walks and six strikeouts.

Francisco doesn’t do much against lefties, so Martin Prado moves to third base today and Matt Diaz starts in left.

• OK, let’s get this posted before first pitch. We’ll close with a great tune from the criminally underrated Cass McCombs, which you can hear by clicking here.

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“LOVE THINE ENEMY” by Cass McCombs

Love thine enemy
But hate their lack of sincerity
Love thine enemy

I found this quote in a book and I thought of you
So I walked me out like a moth in the morning dew
ANd a million cigarettes later the quote reappeared
Now nothing about my love could be called insincere

Love thine enemy
But hate their lack of sincerity
Love thine enemy

Every idiot think you say speaks of Pain and Truth
Because of the beautiful way your tongue can seduce
What’s behind the mountain is a mystery
That’s why afar the quote I added: Sincerity

Love thine enemy
But hate their lack of sincerity
Love thine enemy

He tried to come between us like a purple ghoul
Hypocrites especially practice the golden rule
I love what you say thought sometimes it’s mean
Without earthworms how else would the soil keep clean?

Love thine enemy
But hate their lack of sincerity
Love thine enemy

– by David O’Brien, Braves/MIB blog

1,375 comments Add your comment

TennesseePaul

July 19th, 2012
11:56 am

Thanks for the work DOB.

GO BRAVES!!

Last 9 Starts of the Starting 9

_________AVG__OBP__SLG___OPS_wOBA_L9S9+
Bourn__ .263 .364 .316 0.679 .318 ___76
Prado__ .225 .238 .275 0.513 .226 ___30
Heyward .286 .375 .371 0.746 .364 ___91
Freeman .424 .500 .758 1.258 .527 __213
Diaz___ .229 .229 .343 0.571 .245 ___42
Ross___ .400 .500 .600 1.100 .478 __178
Uggla__ .100 .270 .200 0.470 .239 ___23
Janish_ .182 .250 .273 0.523 .238 ___33
Hudson_ .278 .318 .333 0.652 .251 ___66

flange1

July 19th, 2012
11:57 am

Thanks for the new blog DOB

BravesQueen

July 19th, 2012
11:57 am

Thanks for the new blog, Chief! GO BRAVES!!

iTiSi

July 19th, 2012
11:59 am

As someone said on an earlier blog this AM, it’s almost unheard of to lose an extra inning game by more than a grandslam. Of course, we Braves fans know that if there is a way to lose a game the Braves will find it. BTW, there is only one way the Braves can be successful the rest of the season with FG as the manager. That would be for him to do the exact opposite of whatever he thinks he should do in any given situation. Practically everything he does as it is turns to “mud”!

nolie

July 19th, 2012
11:59 am

Tourettes has many different possible symptoms but it is pretty rare in adults if he actually is an adult. He is the same guy who has blown up here b4 and rampaged about religion and threatened folks. I don’t know if he is the actual Dentz, but he has definitely done the same thing here several times. He could get off his meds for whatever exact condition that he has.actually he hug around longer than he ever managed B4 going off this time

BravesQueen

July 19th, 2012
11:59 am

I SERIOUSLY hope that Huddy puts a fastball right in Melky’s earhole. If he isn’t that brave, I’ll take one to the ribs. Disrepectful little jerk needs to be put in his place.

ACE

July 19th, 2012
12:00 pm

It’s a new day and a new way for Fredi to lose a game.

Jimmy

July 19th, 2012
12:01 pm

If you are loser like me, and stuck at work, here is the radio link I use:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/1570-wcle-am-cleveland,-tennessee

nolie

July 19th, 2012
12:01 pm

but not the most ribbies AS a third baseman

Parker

July 19th, 2012
12:02 pm

Milk dud cabrera could possibly be the biggest douche in MLB. I wish uggla would take care of him….that would be one way of helping the team.

bravesgrl4life

July 19th, 2012
12:03 pm

Thanks for the new blog, DOB. I know it was a late night for you as well.

I truly hope the Braves play better today than they did in the game against Philly after a late night game the day before. Got to win today. GO HUDDY!

PMC

July 19th, 2012
12:03 pm

That picture looks like they are ready to handle about half a pig together.

Jimmy

July 19th, 2012
12:04 pm

Melky up third.
Let’s see…..

iTiSi

July 19th, 2012
12:04 pm

BTW, I think Braves fans were “had” last night on the after game comments with FG. I think since it was so late they just played an earlier one from a loss. It was eerily similar and the same old tired questions and answers. Honestly, those things remind me of some of those press briefings in Washington. Could someone please answer a very sincere question for me? Are all the ATL TV, radio, and newspaper people afraid of Fredi Gonzalez. I get that feeling in watching his post game shows. It’s like they are “walking on eggshells”!

Wal-Mart Willie

July 19th, 2012
12:04 pm

That A/B by Janish last night made me shake my head. Hudson’s AB’s today will look better than that sorry excuse.

Oh yeah, and PLUNK MELKY!

ncscoots

July 19th, 2012
12:05 pm

I SERIOUSLY hope that Huddy puts a fastball right in Melky’s earhole.

Me, I start someone other than Huddy, throw one lip-high to dust him, first. THEN one to the ribs. :-)

That gets somebody thrown out, and Huddy can come on in. Conspiratorial, I know, but I like the fantasy.

ACE

July 19th, 2012
12:05 pm

Could we send Fredi down to AAA? He never got out of the minors as a player and shouldn’t have as a manager.

Hillbilly

July 19th, 2012
12:05 pm

Hudson didn’t put up with Alfonso Soriano’s pimp job a few years ago That sparked a two-year uproar between the Braves and Cubs that involved Hudson, Soriano, Ted Lilly, Edgar Renteria, Francisely Bueno, Ryan Dempster, and Jeff Bennett to name a few.

Sopheee

July 19th, 2012
12:06 pm

Thanks DOB!

Alright y’all, gonna miss the first few innings so if Huddy does drill Melky, please take notes so you can describe each vivid detail to me and I can imagine it in my head.

If donuts do magically appear out of the sky in left field, we owe Bat big time.

Tomahawkin

July 19th, 2012
12:06 pm

As Chuck Oliver says on Sports Radio

Fredi is trotting out the Give Up Lineup Out there Today, Sigh

Hopefully we Salvage this one before that Huge Series against The Curley W this Weekend….

nolie

July 19th, 2012
12:06 pm

yeah don’t expect much from Janish at bat, one of the poorer hiyyers I ever seen

Tomahawkin

July 19th, 2012
12:06 pm

If Anyone wants to See The Melk Dud Get Drilled in The Ribs???

Give me a Hell YEAH!

jeffrey d

July 19th, 2012
12:07 pm

Thanks for the new blog, DOB

There’s 4 noon games today…I don’t remember this being a thing

nolie

July 19th, 2012
12:07 pm

whatever a hiyyer is :roll:

ACE

July 19th, 2012
12:07 pm

iTiSi, you are preaching to the choir. These reporters would never give Larry Drew a pass like they do Fredi.

PMC

July 19th, 2012
12:08 pm

Check the Balco receipts for Cabrera, Melky.

ColbyinCalifornia

July 19th, 2012
12:08 pm

If Tim drills Melky, Madison will drop Freeman. With the way Melky is going, he’ll step up and do damage today. Look out, Braves fans!

Bat Masterson

July 19th, 2012
12:08 pm

Good read, DOB. Thanks

Hit Melk Dud ……….

Tomahawkin

July 19th, 2012
12:08 pm

Thanks for the Blog D.O.B.

We know you had a long night and an early morning, I bet time acts like its on crack when there is a day game after a night game for you?

George

July 19th, 2012
12:09 pm

George

July 19th, 2012
12:00 pm
Wasn’t that fun last night. One thing for certain, CHIPPER is no longer capable of playing 3RD BASE on a Major League level. I dispise the DH RULE but wish we had it for CHIPPER the rest of the season. CHIPPER I am sure could hit big league pitching well for the next two or three years but sad to see him try to play 3RD.
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Efrim

July 19th, 2012
12:09 pm

MLBTR says Alex Gordon’s deal might be asked by Prado’s agent. I would really rather not go that high for Martin….

Alex Gordon –

4 years/$37.5M (2012-15), plus 2016 player option

signed extension with Kansas City 3/30/12, replacing 1 year/$4.775M deal signed 2/9/12, avoiding arbitration, $5.45M-$4.15M

12:$6M, 13:$9M, 14:$10M, 15:$12.5M, 16:$12.5M player option

Wal-Mart Willie

July 19th, 2012
12:09 pm

Hayulls yeah, Hudson better plunk Melky or he ain’t got a hair on his sack!!!

ncscoots

July 19th, 2012
12:09 pm

Could we send Fredi down to AAA? He never got out of the minors as a player and shouldn’t have as a manager.

If you’re gonna use that kind of criteria, it’s obvious that you don’t have the resume to make any determinations as to whether a manager is or is not fit to manage.

bravesgrl4life

July 19th, 2012
12:09 pm

The at-bat that hurt the most last night was Bourn’s based-loaded strike out in the 9th. I give him credit, he battled that at-bat, but in the end . . . lets face it. If he had hit a single, we’d have one the game 2-1. No need for extras and everyone could have gone home before the wee hours.

Tomahawkin

July 19th, 2012
12:10 pm

jeffrey d

“There’s 4 noon games today…I don’t remember this being a thing”

They started doing it in April and May for school field trips where kids can get back to their schools around 3ish

PMC

July 19th, 2012
12:10 pm

It’s too bad Prado can’t start at 3rd, Left and 2nd at the same time.

jeffrey d

July 19th, 2012
12:10 pm

They’re not in school….

TuffShhhtuff

July 19th, 2012
12:10 pm

Didn’t they recently film a movie around ATL about zombies? They should have hung around and shot some scenes today. I’m sure the Braves will be looking like zombies after that loss and not getting much sleep last night. I imagine a lot of them didn’t get to bed before 3AM, depending on where they live. The Giants actually had it better, all being in one hotel, and probably close by. Then there BMac who probably had to get back up at 4AM and 6AM for the regular feeding. Wife has to sleep sometime you know. Probably gets the day off today. In fact, know the brilliant field general FG there will most likely be at least 2-3 good players missing from the lineup. These games are just not as important as the games toward the end of the season, in his mind.

Tomahawkin

July 19th, 2012
12:11 pm

Wal Mart Wille

Nice Moniker Name…

You cant beat the moniker name Skidmark…he is a poster on the Eagles board

bravesgrl4life

July 19th, 2012
12:11 pm

has the game started yet?

Jimmy

July 19th, 2012
12:12 pm

The stage is set.
2 outs and Melky coming up.

tony austin

July 19th, 2012
12:12 pm

Here we go, let’s see what happens.

BravesQueen

July 19th, 2012
12:12 pm

Here we go….Batter #3. Do it, Huddy!!

PMC

July 19th, 2012
12:12 pm

Bourn’s at bat was fine, he just ended up striking out. Janish’s was embarassing. He was Ugglaesque. No Chance.

bravesgrl4life

July 19th, 2012
12:13 pm

Yeah, but we don’t really expect Yanish to hit. We do expect Bourn to.

tony austin

July 19th, 2012
12:13 pm

Alright. Maybe later.

Efrim

July 19th, 2012
12:13 pm

13: $7.5M, 14:$9.5M, 15:$9.5M, 16:$9.5M, 17:10M club option($1M buyout)

Wouldn’t mind that for Marteeen.

BravesQueen

July 19th, 2012
12:13 pm

Idiot. Shouldve hit him. SMH

Jimmy

July 19th, 2012
12:13 pm

Nothing happened.
Oh well.

ColbyinCalifornia

July 19th, 2012
12:13 pm

Melky 1, Hudson 0

jeffrey d

July 19th, 2012
12:14 pm

That’s about as bad as that Melky AB could’ve gone. It looked like Janish slipped on a banana peel

jeffrey d

July 19th, 2012
12:14 pm

It’d be better if Hudson just plunked Melky as they’re walking back to the dugouts.

Efrim

July 19th, 2012
12:16 pm

Cody Martin on the mound for High-A Lynchburg….

Wal-Mart Willie

July 19th, 2012
12:17 pm

It’s official. Neither Freddie nor Huddy have a hair on their collective sacks!

George

July 19th, 2012
12:18 pm

I liked Melky when he was here, but don’t like himm makeing fun of us now. We are not in the same league with SF , but he should not rub it in our faces.

tony austin

July 19th, 2012
12:18 pm

Imagine that, Bourn struck out. Again.

Capt.Mudd

July 19th, 2012
12:18 pm

Can anyone tell me if Yanish is a distant relative of Michael Smerconish? Who, by the way has slipped in the ratings too.

Efrim

July 19th, 2012
12:18 pm

Bumgarner is tough.

UNCBrave

July 19th, 2012
12:18 pm

2nd pitch to Bourn was NOT a strike…

I give Up

July 19th, 2012
12:19 pm

Tired of these Braves pitchers not standing up for their own!

Reminds me of Marvin Freeman, which is EXACTLY why TP walked off the field on him.

bravesgrl4life

July 19th, 2012
12:20 pm

My freakin’ Iphone has quit playing music and the game audio :mad: could this day get any worse???? Yeah, Braves could suck it up again.

George

July 19th, 2012
12:21 pm

George

July 19th, 2012
12:09 pm
George

July 19th, 2012
12:00 pm
Wasn’t that fun last night. One thing for certain, CHIPPER is no longer capable of playing 3RD BASE on a Major League level. I dispise the DH RULE but wish we had it for CHIPPER the rest of the season. CHIPPER I am sure could hit big league pitching well for the next two or three years but sad to see him try to play 3RD.
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BravesQueen

July 19th, 2012
12:21 pm

Sigh. He just had to catch that one…really?

Efrim

July 19th, 2012
12:21 pm

Deep fly to center.

cabravesfan

July 19th, 2012
12:22 pm

Tired of these Braves pitchers not standing up for their own!

Who, exactly, was it that Huddy should have been standing up for?

Call me crazy but maybe Huddy cares more about winning a can than starting a fight…

gotigers72

July 19th, 2012
12:22 pm

After watching that Janish slip, I have this to say. If the Braves ground crew watered down the infield any more than they do now, Noah would be building the Ark at Turner Field!

David O'Brien

July 19th, 2012
12:22 pm

Giants lineup includes 2 Brandons, a Buster, a Melky, a Pablo, an Emmanuel, a Gregor, an Angel and a Madison.

flange1

July 19th, 2012
12:22 pm

Go ahead George, post it again.

We sure missed it the first 4 times you posted it.

George

July 19th, 2012
12:22 pm

Outta here to watch game, be nice if BRAVES could find a way to win one.

cabravesfan

July 19th, 2012
12:22 pm

sigh…stupid not fully awake brain…

*winning a game :oops:

Efrim

July 19th, 2012
12:22 pm

Gamecenter stinks.

Murph

July 19th, 2012
12:23 pm

The lineup today… yikes… well, at least Heyward and Freeman are hitting.

Better hope for lots of back-to-back HR out of those 2… nobody else is hitting right now.

UNCBrave

July 19th, 2012
12:23 pm

Well….2 hard hit balls by Prado and Heyward…

Efrim

July 19th, 2012
12:23 pm

Sigh…Jason and Martin are strugglin’

ColbyinCalifornia

July 19th, 2012
12:23 pm

Bumgarner really is tough – thank you for saying. Tim Hudson is way tough as well. With both teams dragging, these two are truly fighting for their teams today, exciting baseball! The thing about Hudson is that he is such a Pro; any rally doesn’t feel like a rally as he gets the groundball and pitches around bats. He has always pitched well against us and he has ownage :(

yoma

July 19th, 2012
12:24 pm

Hearing all these bitter comments, Melky better wear some extra padding tonight. We’ll need him to complete the sweep

Finklestein

July 19th, 2012
12:25 pm

I am tired of Melky’s B.S. Will the Braves man up and send him a message? You can’t let someone come into your park and get away with that crap.

This Braves team just has too many holes. Most current example is our new acquisition Janish who is very good defensively but swings like a girl.

What to do about Uggla. He is terrible and killing us.

BravesQueen

July 19th, 2012
12:25 pm

Morning, cabravesfan! Good to see you again so soon.

UNCBrave

July 19th, 2012
12:26 pm

0-2 with Joe Simpson back….Hudson keeps missing away poorly

ColbyinCalifornia

July 19th, 2012
12:26 pm

“Giants lineup includes 2 Brandons, a Buster, a Melky, a Pablo, an Emmanuel, a Gregor, an Angel and a Madison.” — Isn’t that crazy? Misfits, again. Mr. O’Brien, SF’s favorite beat writer Andy Baggarly talks about how terrific you are for AJC and Braves fans. I second Baggs’s opinion :)

Capt.Mudd

July 19th, 2012
12:26 pm

I just saw that ‘crotch chop’ photo…..??? What is this? MLB level talent with I.Q. of 5th graders? I haven’t really been that into the antics up to now……but, really…….Professionals? Not!

Efrim

July 19th, 2012
12:27 pm

12:10pm start time is a little weird.

David O'Brien

July 19th, 2012
12:27 pm

Melky C. has NL-leading 127 hits in 356 at-bats; he had 117 hits in 458 at-bats four Braves in entire 2010 season.

MikeR

July 19th, 2012
12:28 pm

It would be great for Hudson to become Jack Hamilton and make Melky into Tony Conigliaro.

bravesgrl4life

July 19th, 2012
12:28 pm

Stupid phone charger. The audio works as long as the phone charging cord is not plugged in. And of course, I’m at 87% power.

Sam from SW

July 19th, 2012
12:28 pm

Chipper thanks for the memories. Now take your errors and non hitting with runners in scoring position during MEANINGFUL late game at bats with you to your ranch in Texas.

RC

July 19th, 2012
12:28 pm

By the way, as for that crotch-chop gesture that Cabrera has made a couple of times here, including after Blanco’s homer – the two of them have done that all season, I’m told. And in the world of professional wrestling, it’s a sign for “suck it.”

Nice. Maybe the Giants could feature that in one of their ads?

Anyone have the number for Gloria Allred? There could be children at the park! ;)

bravesgrl4life

July 19th, 2012
12:29 pm

Save the plunk for the last at-bat he has.

Sam from SW

July 19th, 2012
12:29 pm

Right now, who would you rather have hitting, Melky or Uggla?

Capt.Mudd

July 19th, 2012
12:29 pm

@DOB…..Aretha would be proud. Motown records…..”The Name Game.”

2holehitting

July 19th, 2012
12:29 pm

The best way to shut him up is to strike him out several times. Problem is he is just too good for the Braves and others to do that,

Shaun

July 19th, 2012
12:30 pm

Those who want Melky HBP, you do realize that was the first inning, right?

Jim Powell is explaining things perfectly. There’s a decent chance Hudson would have been tossed in the first inning when the Braves have a double-header coming up. They have all game.

Tumbledown

July 19th, 2012
12:30 pm

I imagine if Huddy goes after Melky, it will be close to the time he is to come out of the game any way. Can’t lose Huddy early in the game.

BravesQueen

July 19th, 2012
12:31 pm

Of course….they score first. Smh.

Jeff R

July 19th, 2012
12:31 pm

You know, if a 10-day rest is just the thing for Greinke, what about Uggla? Give Uggla the rest of July off. Buy him a couple of spa passes. Pamper him a little. No doubt he’ll come roaring back in August. ;)

Efrim

July 19th, 2012
12:32 pm

RC

July 19th, 2012
12:32 pm

MLBTR says Alex Gordon’s deal might be asked by Prado’s agent. I would really rather not go that high for Martin…

Actually, I think MLBTR got the idea from a Fangraphs post saying that’s what Prado’s agent SHOULD ask for. The post also said he’s likely to not get that deal, although the writer of the article thought he was likely worth it.

2holehitting

July 19th, 2012
12:32 pm

Who would you rather have hitting?

Melkey or Heyward Bay?
Melkey or Chipper
Melkey or anyone on the Atlanta roster?

answer: Melkey

suck it.

UNCBrave

July 19th, 2012
12:32 pm

BALLGAME….Too many fly ball outs for Huddy

tony austin

July 19th, 2012
12:32 pm

Ballgame!!

Just kidding, had to do it :)

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