Braves remain winless (0-12) on Mondays

MIAMI – Marlins pitcher Josh Johnson knows where he can usually turn for a pick-me-up. The big right-hander has almost always found facing the Braves to his liking, and did again Monday night.

Far less accomplished pitchers have prospered against these Braves on Mondays.

Johnson allowed one hit in six otherwise perfect innings in a 2-1 series-opening win at Marlins Park, keeping the Braves winless on Mondays in 2012.

They have an almost unfathomable 0-12 record on the first day of the week, and have total 18 runs in those games. The Braves have a winning record every other day except Sunday (8-8).

Manager Fredi Gonzalez was ejected for arguing in the ninth inning when Jason Heyward grounded into a double play with two on and none out. Replays appeared to show that Heyward was safe. Chipper Jones followed with an RBI single to avert the shutout before Freddie Freeman flied out to end the game.

“We didn’t get the call on a pretty obvious call at first base that really cost us a chance to get something going and put some pressure on them,” Jones said. “But it’s not surprise to us. Shouldn’t be a surprise to anybody else.”

Until the ninth inning, the Braves couldn’t put together anything offensively. They didn’t have a baserunner until Brian McCann’s two-out single in the fifth, and the failed to capitalize on leadoff walks in the seventh and eighth against Miami’s bullpen.

Atlanta has lost three in a row since winning 10 of 12.

“We had some chances,” Gonzalez said. ” We had some opportunities. We had the right guys matching up, but we didn’t get it done.”

Atlanta couldn’t snap its Monday futility even against a Marlins team that had scored only seven runs during a five-game losing skid, and totaled 30 runs while losing nine of its past 12.

And they couldn’t take advantage after getting a break when Johnson left the game with a “skin irritation” on his middle finger after six dominant innings.

Mike Minor (5-7) pitched well for the Braves, allowing two runs in the first two innings and no more for the next five. He was charged with six hits, two runs and no walks with four strikeouts in seven innings.

But that early offense — a bloop RBI single by Carlos Lee in a three-hit first inning and Emilio Bonifacio’s leadoff homer in the second — was enough for the Marlins, who handed the Braves their third consecutive loss since a stretch of 10 wins in 12 games.

“Mike Minor did an outstanding job of keeping us in the ballgame,” Jones said. “Josh Johnson was about as unhittable as I’ve ever seen him. Luckily for us he got a blister. He was dominant JJ tonight.”

For a while Marlins fans were worried that their team had traded away Johnson when he was pulled after throwing 87 pitches. The going-nowhere Marlins traded infielders Omar Infante and pitcher Anibal Sanchez to Detroit before Monday’s game.

Shortly after Johnson left, the announcement was made. No trade. Just an irritated finger.

“Minor was terrific,” Gonzalez said. “That first one that Carlos hit, he gets him out in front on a breaking pitch and he bloops it in there…. Most of the night when you hold the opposition to two runs you’ve got a chance to come out of their with a victory, and today we just couldn’t mount any attack against [Johnson].”

The Braves slipped to 2-3 on a seven-game trip that began with a four-game split at Washington. The National League East-leading Nationals beat the Mets on Monday to move to 4-1/2 games ahead of second-place Atlanta.

Johnson is expected to make his next scheduled start. The Braves are just glad it won’t be against them.

He improved to 6-4 with a stingy 2.17 ERA in 18 games (17 starts) against the Braves. Johnson has eight or more strikeouts in nine of his past 11 starts against the Braves, including 55 strikeouts in 39 innings in his past six.

He’d been 0-2 with a 7.56 ERA in his last three starts before Monday, but it was business as usual for Johnson against the Braves.

“I’ve faced JJ quite a few times,” Jones said. “He’s always tough on us, but honestly, when Mac got the base hit I went ‘whew.’ Because he had no-hit stuff. If not perfect-game stuff.”

Braves hitters had to be relieved to see him leave. But they didn’t take advantage of the situation until the ninth.

After Martin Prado’s leadoff walk in the seventh against former Marlins lefty Michael Dunn, the Braves got three consecutive flyouts. And after McCann’s leadoff walk in the eighth, the Braves got three consecutive strikeouts from slumping Dan Uggla and pinch-hitters Tyler Pastornicky and David Ross.

122 comments Add your comment

Waiting 4 D Haters

July 23rd, 2012
9:48 pm

Shame bad call may have cost us the game…

wtf

July 23rd, 2012
9:50 pm

what the hell….cant even read the damn blog

OTP

July 23rd, 2012
9:51 pm

We need to trade Uggla for a bat.

eskippy

July 23rd, 2012
9:51 pm

Brandon

July 23rd, 2012
9:52 pm

whenever fredi gonzalez(of all people) is that emotional, it should be quite obvious to the umpire that he made a bad call. Heyward looked fightin’ mad too

TheOnlyBravesFan

July 23rd, 2012
9:53 pm

Why is the typing on this story all messed up? All the other blogs working for me…. Anyways,thanks for the work.

Waiting 4 D Haters

July 23rd, 2012
9:56 pm

Matthew 19:30

Ebenezer Snerdberg

July 23rd, 2012
9:57 pm

Can we tip our cap…and run Havana Fats out o’ town? No? @#$%^&*

JoeyBagOBravos

July 23rd, 2012
9:58 pm

Crappy umpiring does us in….

NickGranite

July 23rd, 2012
9:59 pm

A collective malaise on every new series/city on Mondays. The team is simply not ready on that day and I think it’s fair to say 12 losses in a row sets a statistical trend. Fredi needs to be kicking some rear end.

AtheistLoveChristmas

July 23rd, 2012
10:00 pm

Text is all messed up for me too.

Felix

July 23rd, 2012
10:09 pm

This blog is a mess and it is not my computer. Gives me a headache to try and read it.

Larry

July 23rd, 2012
10:09 pm

Looks like Dave’s computer has a a few too many tonight.

Don Gurian

July 23rd, 2012
10:09 pm

REPLAY!!!!!!!!!!!

Larry

July 23rd, 2012
10:10 pm

…has had a few too many tonight.

bostonbravo

July 23rd, 2012
10:10 pm

WTF..crack head Guillen outsmarts Fredi…shock!!

If Dempster opts to come, get him a shrink in residence!! (or a bar stool next to Chipper)

Right now we have Hudson..waaaayyyy too soon on Sheets. Prado, Freeman, McCann, Chp. Prado, Ross & a couple others …rest are fair weather friends

Oh, I’m sorry is it Benny or Sheetsy??
.

nolakid21

July 23rd, 2012
10:12 pm

These blogs are garbage. Garbage writers and garbage material. Nationals win, Braves lose, they report that Dempster is a Brave and well no he is not. Just sad.

TBbravesfan

July 23rd, 2012
10:12 pm

DOB-

What if every night was Monday?

DaveinNEPA

July 23rd, 2012
10:14 pm

I can’t believe what I just saw…………..Fredi G. actually snapped out of his coma and showed some emotion. Just a thought, but maybe if he did that more often we woudn’t have quite so many bad calls made against us.

nc fan

July 23rd, 2012
10:15 pm

this team and this site are a joke

Gene

July 23rd, 2012
10:16 pm

Every time I watch the Texas Rangers, I relive the worst trade in baseball since Boston sent Babe Ruth to the Yankees.

TBbravesfan

July 23rd, 2012
10:16 pm

go from 1.5 to 4.5 just like that.

nc fan

July 23rd, 2012
10:18 pm

wtf is is up with this blog?did u even read it before it wAS PRINTED?

farmer

July 23rd, 2012
10:19 pm

this team is a pathetic bunch of losers.. period.. 0-12 on Mondays? WTF? they come back form a 9-0 deficit against the first place team they are chasing and win but can score 3 runs to overocme 2-0? seriously? Dan Uggla flat out sucks.. again this team sucks. losing to a team that lost 5 straight. 1 stupid run? Mike Minor disgusts me too. he had 2 strikes on the two guys who eventually scored the winning 2 runs and couldn’t put them away. learn how to finish them off jackass. speaking of jackasses, will Fredi “tip his cap” to Johnson for pitching a great game? probably so.
also, Dempster is not a Brave and with this ridiculous loss he probabaly won’t be because he is thinkning Im just going to a team just like the sorry one im on now.. these guys are worthless, end of story. fire Fredi and Wren now1

Henry D.

July 23rd, 2012
10:20 pm

Yeah, the umpire blew the call at first base but it never should have come down to that. There is absolutely no reason this team can’t win on Monday except for the fact that they continue to have their heads up their butts on Monday’s instead of playing ball. It’s good that they mightt get Dempster, but this team is starved for a good right handed bat. Uggla just flat out stinks. As has been the case for several years, they will score a ton of runs in one maybe two games and then just shut down for a week.

And I have never seen a team take so many pitches right down the middle of the plate and thenh swing at stuff over their head, two feet outside and bouncing in the dirt. We need a new philosophy other than the 3 run bomb!!

nc fan

July 23rd, 2012
10:21 pm

GENE

OH please get over yourself

the ss in aa is much better than andrus right now
why can the braves not call up moeja?has 21hrs.308 avg.
glad i dont play for the braves in aaa.anyone else would have been called up by now.

Willy

July 23rd, 2012
10:24 pm

It’s awful how the Braves are trying to comeback but aren’t able to because of an umpire’s terrible call. Also Braves fans comments are only going by the last game. They were all positive after the first two games against the Nats. Now it is all bad.

Willy

July 23rd, 2012
10:24 pm

Let’s win this series. Go Braves!

nc fan

July 23rd, 2012
10:26 pm

mlb reporting garza is going to the braves if dempster vetoes
either way a win win
btw his name is dan uggla

Lol

DaveinNEPA

July 23rd, 2012
10:27 pm

@Willy

Well golly gee! I wonder why. Could it be because this team has lost 3 games in a row. Where I come from they call that a LOSING STREAK!!!!!!

joe

July 23rd, 2012
10:28 pm

Damn whats up with this Dempster trade? If he wants to come then come on if he doesnt stay in Chicago. Take the series and go Braves!

nc fan

July 23rd, 2012
10:30 pm

willy

they had 1 hit before the 9th
quit making excuses and blaming the ump
i dont hear the rangers blaming the ump for missing strike 3 that costs them the world series.
seriously its monday,did u really think the braves were going to win?
thanks for me taking money again and winning

nc fan

July 23rd, 2012
10:32 pm

nc fan

July 23rd, 2012
10:33 pm

braves could have had ifante,typical

Ben the Men

July 23rd, 2012
10:40 pm

Keep Delgado. Forget Dempster.

nc fan

July 23rd, 2012
10:40 pm

dwhen was the last time uggla had a hr?
what are these 2 batting coaches doing?nothing
yeah walker screwed up dunn last year now uggla
fire whoever it is
oh and this year dunn is leading the majors,he hit no27 tonite

ty wren for wasting money on 2 more losers
wilson and ed norton are worse hitters ever in baseball……period,diaz has pics somewhere on wrenn

PaulG

July 23rd, 2012
10:41 pm

Nc fan….really, a ss in the minors is better than Andrus?….at his present rate ,if it continues until his mid 30 s, then Andrus has an outside chance at the HOF

bob

July 23rd, 2012
10:43 pm

Why don’t the Braves quit screwing around with Medlin and make him a starter. He was effective until they kept moving him in and out of the bullpen.

tman

July 23rd, 2012
10:43 pm

I say it’s time for Fredi to show some nads and sit Uggla for a couple weeks. Play Prado at 2b and Constanza in left. At least we could manufacture some runs. Also, why isn’t Pastornicky playing with this Janice guy as back up? At least P. proved he could hit some and I seem to recall us winning quite a few games with him at short to start the season. Who the hell makes these roster decisions??? WTF Frank??

nc fan

July 23rd, 2012
10:44 pm

SAVE THE MONEY WRENN AND GO GET HAMILTON NEXT YEAR
NON TENDER JJ
TRADE HANSON,ANOTHER BORAS CLIENT
PUT MEDLIN IN THE ROTATION
WHERE IS MOYLAN AT?

nc fan

July 23rd, 2012
10:44 pm

RESIGN BOURN

Chop Chop

July 23rd, 2012
10:45 pm

Looks like Fredi was managing this blog tonight.

Busch Leaguer

July 23rd, 2012
10:47 pm

Why not make it a big trade include Uggla for Soriano ,long term Garza would be a better fit than Dempster. Although Dempster has a better bat.

nc fan

July 23rd, 2012
10:49 pm

sINCE BOURN AND HANSON ARE GONE,BOTH BORAS CLIENTS,TRADE THEM NOW,WHY WAIT?pUT CONSTANZA IN CF
BOURN HAS 28 STEALS WHERE IS ALL THIS SPEED AT?
ONLY PLAYER WHO DID WELL COMING TO ATLANTA WAS MCGRIFF,MANY YEARS AGO

WE ALL KNOW BORN IS GONE SO PUT SOMEONE ELSE THERE

Busch Leaguer

July 23rd, 2012
10:50 pm

Ichiro just got a hit in his first ab for the Yanks and steals 2nd base . But what’s up with giving him #31 instead of #51.

durrtydogg

July 23rd, 2012
10:51 pm

Guys you can kill all that trade Uggla, cut Uggla, bench Uggla talk. ITS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!! Now, I agree, he sucks! I never liked his game anyway. Strikes out too much. But we just did his contract and its not coming off the books anytime soon. So saying what you WOULD do with him is irrelevant. He is not going anywhere and we are stuck.

I, like most of you, dont like the way this team is constructed. Honestly, I think our pitching lacks a true number one. Luckily, Sheets is proving himself to be a nice pick up and Hudson gives us a chance. But other than that, we are really in deep doo doo. Hanson doesnt have that dominating attitude and Minor is still a year away from making any major strides. He has pitched better though and hopefully he can keep it going. Bringing up Teheran is not an option right now. Why?? Because this is Chippers last year. He may be a Sept call up but thats about it. I truly think Dempster is having second thoughts because he doesnt want to be the man. Plus, losing 2-0 and 2-1 or 3-2 is not going to be fun. I like Delgado but unfortunately someone has to go.

We need a bat period. We cant find anywhere to put one though. The outfield is set. First, second, third is locked. YOur not trading for a shortstop because they think Adrelton is coming back so what do you do? You can make moves for the bench and Infante would have been a wonderful piece. But its no way Florida would trade him back to us. Thats why hes gone to Detroit. Like I said folks we are stuck with what we got and its not a lot.

nc fan

July 23rd, 2012
10:55 pm

JOSH JOHNSON IS A GOOD PITCHER

I TIP MY CAP TO HIM

nc fan

July 23rd, 2012
10:58 pm

miami wanted delgado and pastormicky for infante and sanchez

BRAVES SAID NO

IDIOTIC MANAGEMENT

Fredi G.

July 23rd, 2012
10:59 pm

Enter your comments here

Fredi G.

July 23rd, 2012
11:00 pm

Hello braves fans.I had to go to the bathroom really bad there.Oh well get em tomorrow.Dob,we still on for the harley ride?See you tomorrow.

Busch Leaguer

July 23rd, 2012
11:11 pm

How about trying Uggla on the mound ,he has been hitting like a pitcher for the last 6 weeks maybe he can bring the heat on the mound.He could not be more useless than Jurrgens has been his last two starts.

Brave Decisions

July 23rd, 2012
11:16 pm

G Dang It, Hope this deal falls through http://wp.me/2lqJ1

older1

July 23rd, 2012
11:31 pm

Fredi G. GOT A GOOD LAUGH OUT OF YOUR COMMENTS. My wife says the only reason i watch the braves is to predict when a brovo will strike out or our pitcher will walk a guy or give up a home run. hey i been a braves fan since 57. remember going to a braves- giants game in the 60’s with 2500 fans in the stadium. u could sit anywhere u wanted, and u were pretty sure the braves were going to LOSE. HELLO EVERYBODY IT MILO HAMILTON.

older1

July 23rd, 2012
11:39 pm

Is it the BUD LIGHT or my eyes, but i need to read my post before i submit them. Freddie F. can i borrow your glasses?

drew

July 23rd, 2012
11:40 pm

here comes the next 6…7…8…..game losing streak !
I’m sure Freddi will “just let them play through it”

Jaded

July 23rd, 2012
11:47 pm

You get what you pay for. This is a very ordinary team. We have one great player, and that’s the closer. It would help if so many key players (Uggla, Hanson, Jurrjens, Venters) weren’t having bad year, but this team just doesn’t have a great deal of talent or depth. Frankly, we’ve probably overacheived a little bit to be 8 games over .500.

Buzz 2011

July 24th, 2012
12:00 am

No way Uggs went 0 for 3 again tonight!!! No way!! What is that 0 for 15 at bats? Didn’t he go hitless in last three games in DC? What kind of stupid coach would continue to feed the pain? What money is this bum making?

lee maye

July 24th, 2012
12:13 am

Garza would be better than Dempster anyway. He is not a 2 month rental. He also throws mid 90’s while Dempster can’t reach 90. Probably will cost us more but Garza would be a better fit. Might as well see if they would take Uggla for Soriano and send us some cash. Move Prado to 2B and Soriano would be the RH bat we need. Get it done Wren.

nelson

July 24th, 2012
12:25 am

booo …… !! sucks this team

[...] the Braves got the “case of the Mondays” chromosome [...]

NickGranite

July 24th, 2012
7:11 am

Henry above has it right. We simply don’t have enough right-handed bats to combat the usual army of left-handers we see game after game. Uggla has been a huge disappointment. We now have Chipper 2/3 of the time and Prado as reliable right-handed batters. That’s it. If you want to know why Heyward, Freeman and McCann are all in the .270s or below, it’s because they are bombarded with lefties.

Big Green Tribe

July 24th, 2012
7:29 am

Send a message to everyone…ship Uggla to Gwinnett for a week or so. He’s useless–been useless all season—and perhaps he can work on things at Gwinnett instead of killing this team.

And why is Jergens still up? He is a mere shadow of the pitcher of the past; has totally lost his fastball and confidence.

Braves Fan in Maine

July 24th, 2012
7:39 am

Enter your comments hereFor everyone on this blog who says we need dempster…. I say we need a hitter…. I mean minor did pitch good but no run support….. Thats why I am still advocating for willingham and liriano…. but maybe the braves might get back reed johnson and dempster and if thats the case then I can be fine with it….. I just sick of seeing these AAA pospects playing right now…. GO BRAVES!!

alanfalcon

July 24th, 2012
8:05 am

As a Braves fan there are many things to do on Monday other than watch the game, we now know they will not win or even look like they are ready to play (management ?), whatever the problem its become absolutely boring and has become a major part of this teams attitude.

One other thing and food for thought, Uggla, for every game he plays the team is giving the other team (ONE) inning, WHY, because Uggla alone is good for (3) outs.

Freddie and Frank have cost us no less than ten games this season because they are allowing an under performing 2nd baseman (Uggla) to continue playing.

Tina

July 24th, 2012
8:54 am

We will be tipping are hats to Burele tonight as we cant beat a bad lefty how the hell will we beat him. This team is a joke we cant walk a batter without him getting to third. We get a lead off walk in 7th and 8th a cant even get him to 2nd. Marlins hit and run twice with the same guy and he gets two hits. Freddi dosent no what a hit and run is and then I dont know if there is a Brave who could hit the ball. Please Demster say no How the hell will he help when we lose 3 in a row by scoring 2 runs 2 runs and 1run. We are a station to station team . Fire Freddi and dont play Uggla as the guy with big arms will hit under .200. Put Minor in Hanson spot and he will win some games

Bob Horner's Blonde Mullet

July 24th, 2012
9:19 am

I don’t think it’s just Mondays — would be interested to see the Braves record after any day game. It seems like they lose every game that follows a 1:00 game. DOB – Do you have a stat on that??

Hardhat

July 24th, 2012
9:25 am

Can we now just pay the Braves on a 6 day work week and give ticket holders their Monday pay?

I miss Omar

July 24th, 2012
9:27 am

Braves badly need RH hitter. So they call up Constanza. Course now they have Pastornicky as a RH pinch hitter. Sheesh

TNtommyjack

July 24th, 2012
9:33 am

Uggla learned strike zone from Troy Glaus.

Toccoa

July 24th, 2012
10:08 am

Chipper talks about needing pitching when they give up to many runs. What about all the games like last night when they can’t score. SHUT UP CHIPPER and go score some runs! They still can’t hit when it counts. It’s just like Phil Mickelson, when they have the opportunity to be # 1 they CHOKE! I wish they would read this and get MAD and go play great baseball but I don’t hold much hope.

Amber Girl

July 24th, 2012
10:17 am

Good Morning Everyone. Stupid stupid me has got an early question. What happened on Dempster trade? I do not understand. Still trying to learn everything. I LOVE MY BRAVES. Go Braves!!!

Felix

July 24th, 2012
10:18 am

Misery continues. Uggla needs a shrink and rest at the asylum. If he keeps it up we fans will need a shrink and a trip to the asylum. For our collective sanity, I wish Fredi would bench him for 3 or 4 games.

On the positive side, Minor pitched great and Fredi finally got angry and came out of the dugout to chew some umpire butt in support of his team and Jason.

God's Word says...

July 24th, 2012
10:21 am

the first day of the week is Sunday

God's Word says...

July 24th, 2012
10:22 am

…the first day of the week is Sunday

Skeezix

July 24th, 2012
10:28 am

I don’t know if trading away Delgado, who I think will be a solid starter next season, is worth it to get 35 year old Dempster. If it helps take us deep into the post season, it will be. But the Braves have other problems that must be addressed for post season success in 2012. The bullpen needs help. Uggla creates a huge black hole in the line up. And then there is Simmons-will he return in time to help us? And even with the addition of Dempster, will the Braves have enough reliable starters?

OldFan

July 24th, 2012
10:31 am

Just chalk up a loss every Monday and an out every time Uggla’s due up and skip the pain of making us watch.

Amber Girl

July 24th, 2012
10:46 am

Well since I have no idea what you are talking about. And no one answered my question, I will see you later. Y’all take care. Later.

And Uggla Strikes Out

July 24th, 2012
10:49 am

Used to be, if a player was batting less than .250 he rode the bench. What happened?

Few_DaProud_DaBraves

July 24th, 2012
11:04 am

Amber Girl What happened on Dempster trade?
———————————–

Yesterday afternoon multiple reports surfaced that Demptster was traded from the cubs to the braves for Randall Delgado. It has been reported that the top 2 teams on his wish list were the Dodgers and the Braves. It should also be noted that Dempster have 10/5 veto rights so any trade must be approved by him.

In our social media age the report of the seems to have taken place before Dempster was informed, he denied that he was traded and the story kinda pauses from there. What we dont know is the reason for the hold up. Some speculate the its due to a contract extension but that hasnt been confirmed.

Amber Girl

July 24th, 2012
11:11 am

What is 10/5 veto rights and how long do we have to wait? Sorry I am so dumb. Just trying to pick your guys mind. You have more knowledge than I am old. If I am bothering you please tell me. I am trying to learn. I LOVE MY BRAVES. Go Braves!!!

birdo

July 24th, 2012
11:13 am

If the hold-up to getting Dempster is him questioning coming to Atlanta vs going to a team that has spring training in AZ. I say we don’t need him. I want a player to be a member of the Braves without reservations. His heart needs to be here.

NORRIS CHUCK

July 24th, 2012
11:16 am

Im so sick of these players and managers always saying “Thats the first i heard of that” or “There is nothing imminent” like us fans dont know that THEY do know whats going on. In this day and age where 5 year old kids are texting or on some type of social media, these guys know whats goin on!

Few_DaProud_DaBraves

July 24th, 2012
11:19 am

no you arent bothering me. 10/5 rights are 10 years in the big leagues and 5 years with the players current team

Few_DaProud_DaBraves

July 24th, 2012
11:21 am

with 10/5 rights the players has to approve of the trade

Few_DaProud_DaBraves

July 24th, 2012
11:24 am

And to the question how long we have to wait, it will probably either Dempster using his veto power or the Braves becoming frustrated with the lack of a decision and walking away from the deal

Amber Girl

July 24th, 2012
11:25 am

Thank you How long to we have to wait? If he says no, what is next? Sorry all the questions.

jharber

July 24th, 2012
11:31 am

call Cubs back, say that deal is off offer Uggla for Soriano. Bad deal for bad deal. Move Prado back to second.

Few_DaProud_DaBraves

July 24th, 2012
11:35 am

If he says no, then we look to another starter. I saw a report from espn’s Jerry Crasnik the Dempster felt blinded sided that the report was leaked before he found out. That seems to have been apart of the hold up

CLT Brave

July 24th, 2012
11:35 am

totally agree with TMAN….i never thought id live to see the day when a player was “unbenchable”.. i saw Bobby sit Andruw (in his prime) for lesser reasons….
fyi, SINCE THE BREAK, (10 games) Mr Uggla is 5/32 which is .156 average. His year to date avg is .215 As in last night’s game, too many of his strike outs and pop outs on the first pitch he sees occur with men on base…
I would love for one of Mr O’Brien’s cohorts to put the question to Fredi: ” why dont you send Uggla to Gwinnet for a few weeks to rediscover his swing…?” Since its now skull-crushingly obvious that Fredi isnt going to sit him, WHY ISNT ANYONE ASKING THIS REALLY OBVIOUS QUESTION???” and not settling for one of FG’s typical “let him play through it ” crud stock answers…Fredi, the guy hasnt been productive for TWO MONTHS…what are you waiting for??
And remember, all this fun and its only costing us $13 million……im not suggesting you shoot him or trade him (fat chance)…just give him a different environment to work in for a while….
Im really glad i didnt buy any tickets this year…cant believe i still care this much. Sad.

Skokie Dog

July 24th, 2012
11:37 am

I can see it now: Braves finish well enough to reach the play-in game for the second wildcard slot in the playoffs. And that play-in game is scheduled for…(wait for it) a Monday.

Amber Girl

July 24th, 2012
11:45 am

Why is everyone picking on Mr. Uggla? He is still a Brave. Does anyone know if we are going to get any position players? There I go again with the questions. Shows how ignorant and naive I am.

BrandonLee49

July 24th, 2012
11:52 am

It was Yet Another Tough LOSS, aren’t they all, though, Fredi Should save some of his Emotion for Generating a Little Strategy… Yea, Channel some of that Agression against the UMPIRE to Agression on the Basepaths, in the Batter’s Box… Maybe Trying to Get Heyward to Hit BEHIND THe RUNNER, SACRIFICE the Runner Over.. Not trying to Pull the Ball every Pitch, it makes it Rather Easy on the Opposing Pitcher, when They KNOW You Don’t know how to Hit Any Other Way.

jharber

July 24th, 2012
11:53 am

Wren needs to go and take Fredi with him. Just no imagination or he is in love with Uggla

bronkelliott

July 24th, 2012
12:05 pm

The losing culture has to stop. Someone has to step up in this dugout and make themselves heard. Sorry to say but Freddi G will be known for 2 dubious records. 1. biggest collapse in NL in September and no wins on Mondays.. Who is the fitness coach on this team that they are so lethargic on Mondays? Washington was just as tired but managed to win 3 in a row! And also, Does Dempster want to come to the Braves? He denied it real quite in Chicago when asked! Do you want him on your team with that attitude? Ichiro jumped on the chance to play for the Yankees. Seems to tell us something about this year’s Braves!

Jasons Shrinking Waist

July 24th, 2012
12:06 pm

Monday, Sunday, Wednesday….what difference does it really make?

Bottom Line: INCONSISTENCY from player 1 thru 25 starting from Day 1 this year
I point that finger at Gonzalez and Wren as well as the players
Uggla is the most consistent….and he consistently sucks.

Dempster? Screw this clown…So its a big deal he does Harry Caray imitations, thats his claim to fame? We have one Caray in the booth and thats one too many
Dempster will retire in two years anyway
Screw him, Screw the Cubs, Screw the deal
JUST DONT DO IT!
SAY NO TO DEMPSTER!

Few_DaProud_DaBraves

July 24th, 2012
12:07 pm

Amber girl maybe some pinch hitters for the bench but not a starter thats a postion player. No clear path for that player to get at bats. But we wont see those moves addressed until the priority of starting pitching is addressed

Jasons Shrinking Waist

July 24th, 2012
12:08 pm

Dont blame the ump for that loss.
It falls on the players and Frediot who burned three guys for one pinch hit appearance and then when Chipper singled in the 9th there was no one to pinch run
Whats wrong with a pitcher like Hudson pinch running?????

jharber

July 24th, 2012
12:15 pm

Fredi just smart enough to think how to lose not to WIN.

Bernie

July 24th, 2012
12:18 pm

Why does everyone want pitching. One run last night and no base runners till the fifth inning. Doesn’t sound like we need pitching. Sounds to me we need hitters which the Braves don’t have. And UGGLA when are you going to give the team a refund on your huge salary.

Carl Farvman

July 24th, 2012
12:27 pm

Bernie, good points. Yeah, this club is needing more than just a reliable starter,especially a 35-year old with a .500 record to use for a few months. This club,with or without, Dempster is not in a realistic discussion for any real success in the playoffs. Hope they don’t give up too much in pursuit of that coveted wild card spot.

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