Braves haven’t won on Monday since Aug. 22

The Braves have lost 16 consecutive Monday games, including four in September and 12 this season. Their last Monday win came on Aug. 22, 2011, when they beat the Cubs 3-0 at Chicago. Jair Jurrjens got the win that day and Ryan Dempster took the loss.

The Monday losing streak:

Sept. 5, 2011 – lost 9-0 at Philadelphia

Sept. 12, 2011 – lost 5-4 vs. Marlins (12 innings)

Sept. 19, 2011 – lost 6-5 at Miami

Sept. 26, 2011 – lost 4-2 vs. Phillies

April 9, 2012 – lost 8-3 at Houston

April 16, 2012 – lost 6-1 vs. Mets

April 23, 2012 – lost 7-2 at Los Angeles Dodgers

April 30, 2012 – lost 9-3 vs. Pirates

May 7, 2012 – lost 5-1 at Chicago Cubs

May 14, 2012 – lost 3-1 vs. Cincinnati

May 21, 2012 – lost 4-1 at Cincinnati

May 28, 2012 – lost 8-2 vs. St. Louis

June 11, 2012 – lost 3-0 vs. Yankees

June 18, 2012 – lost 6-2 at New York Yankees

July 2, 2012 – lost 4-1 vs. Chicago Cubs

July 23, 2012 – lost 2-1 at Miami

161 comments Add your comment

Ttell me why?

July 30th, 2012
11:35 am

I don’t like Mondays!

Fish Bisch

July 30th, 2012
11:40 am

July 30, 2012 Lost to Miami 5-3

DiamondbackMac

July 30th, 2012
11:42 am

8 at home and 8 away.

Anon

July 30th, 2012
11:42 am

Looks to be a run-scoring problem. Average of 1.81 runs/game over those 16.

BLK09GT

July 30th, 2012
11:50 am

Mess with their heads. Turn all of the calendars, clocks etc. in the clubhouse to Tuesday before they arrive.

Peter R.

July 30th, 2012
11:51 am

You would think a continuation of this losing streak to be statistically improbable, but then again the Cubs haven’t won a world series in over a century. Maybe Dan Fuggly will randomly do something again.

BRAVESFAN

July 30th, 2012
11:52 am

Why don’t they just wear the red jerseys today, really?

reckingball

July 30th, 2012
11:52 am

I just threw the chicken bones on the table, and they read out, that the Braves are going to win tonight, and break the Monday losing curse.
Braves win tonight.
Also, Uggla will start hitting, anyday now.

Yogi Berra

July 30th, 2012
11:53 am

Ok today is not Monday..BELIEVE IT..it is not Monday. Braves will win tonight..its not Monday.

Bench Uggla

July 30th, 2012
11:56 am

Bench Uggla (or send him to AAA), move Prado to 2nd, put Constanza in left. Problem solved. I know, its not all Uggla’s fault, but I am sick of this experiment and he needs to go.

reckingball

July 30th, 2012
11:57 am

Someone needs to check the timing of the motor, in the AJC blog machine.
Might as well check the oil, and the water in the radiator while your at it.

reckingball

July 30th, 2012
12:01 pm

Braves need to scale and gut the Marlins this week.
Oh yeah,……just remembered, their owner Mr. Loria has already scaled, gutted, and cleaned them.
All the Braves need to do now, is fry the fish. haha.

JC Boscan III

July 30th, 2012
12:06 pm

It’s a consistently inconsistent team….. enough pitching to make us think they will pitch well enough, and enough hitting to make us think they will hit enough. But, then, either the pitching blows up or the hitting goes Uggla on us. Now that Bourn and Prado have gone into mini-slumps, Uggla will start to get hot.

Yogi Berra

July 30th, 2012
12:10 pm

Thought DOB may have the song by “Mamas and the Papas” up..Monday , Monday can’t trust that day..Monday Monday just turns out that way..etc
Another “Blue Monday’ by Fats Domino my favorite from back when.

southgabrave

July 30th, 2012
12:22 pm

Any trade rumors? Any? Any at all? Hey Wren any bench players on the way?

Peachstealth

July 30th, 2012
12:25 pm

Friday unis will confuse the baseball demons and allow a Braves win.

geno

July 30th, 2012
12:30 pm

According to MLB site, Josh Beckett is on the market for Boston and the Braves are talking.

Preston Hannatized

July 30th, 2012
12:36 pm

Aren’t Beckett and Chipper hunting buddies?

geno

July 30th, 2012
12:38 pm

Not sure….they say the Braves prefer Josh Lester, but Boston doesn’t seem to want to move him…another article says: The Braves have also checked in on some relievers. Wade Davis has been mentioned among their targets, but the Rays also seem reluctant to move him. The Rockies have indicated former Braves top pitching prospect Matt Belisle is not available. But there is a chance they could move right-handed reliever Rafael Betancourt.

reckingball

July 30th, 2012
12:39 pm

Beckett is one of the last things that the Braves need.

JJ

July 30th, 2012
12:40 pm

This streak is going to be snapped soon just looking at the August schedule. Our next five Monday games are against Miami, Philly, Washington and two against San Diego. We have to win at least one against San Diego. They are just too terrible not to.

PS- I was at that Monday game last August! That was Jair’s last win until he beat the Red Sox i
Last month (which I was also at)

Josh Beckett

July 30th, 2012
12:42 pm

I love me some KFC, and some PBR to wash it down with.
It’s especially good while playing cards in the clubhouse, waiting for the games to get overwith.

geno

July 30th, 2012
12:45 pm

I’m not for Beckett becoming a Brave either, but I fear that some high-risk, chance-taking deal is going to happen before the deadline. As the article states, Beckett is 5-9 with a 4.57 ERA in 17 starts this season. Looks like a Wren kinda deal…lol….

reckingball

July 30th, 2012
12:45 pm

The bones down lie.
Braves start a Monday winning streak, tonight.
Plus, Uggla will start a hitting streak, very soon, perhaps tonight.

urban redneck

July 30th, 2012
12:46 pm

southgabrave, you can find trade rumors online on several websites, including the bleacher report and on mlbtraderumors.com

go bravos. this might be our magic monday.

WinOneForChip10

July 30th, 2012
12:48 pm

Dont worry all the streak ends tonight and thats not gonna be the shocker either.. Dan struggla is going 3 for 4 tonight with 2 hrs and 1 double. Take it to the bank!!

reckingball

July 30th, 2012
12:48 pm

Delgado is a lot, lot better than Beckett, and most of the other pitchers available, at this point.

Tumbledown

July 30th, 2012
1:00 pm

Regarding the Braves’ playoff chances, Beckett would wreck it!

Chris Snow

July 30th, 2012
1:03 pm

I don’t really like our chances with Hanson on the mound tonight..hope I’m wrong.

Arbitrary Cuts Offs!

July 30th, 2012
1:10 pm

Well what is our record on night games after a day game in which a younger starting pitcher for the Braves pitches in the latter?

Oh wait. It is completely irrelevant. Just like this “Mondays” thing.

urban redneck

July 30th, 2012
1:14 pm

sounds like somebody’s got a case of the mondays.

Ralph

July 30th, 2012
1:18 pm

Braves could improve their chances of breaking the Monday Blues streak simply by benching Uggla, however since his bat accidently found a baseball yesterday chances of that happening are extremely slim.

Quack Quack

July 30th, 2012
1:19 pm

Everyday is Monday!! Get over it….

You can’t sweep fish if you can’t win on Monday.

Keep rollin…….

GO BRAVES!!!

phil

July 30th, 2012
1:25 pm

This Monday crap is absurd….just go play hard and win the game and stop whining about the day of the week….

Good grief.

phil

July 30th, 2012
1:26 pm

And fire someone!!

TuffShhhtuff

July 30th, 2012
1:28 pm

“RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS ALWAYS GET ME DOWN”.

Tumbledown

July 30th, 2012
1:31 pm

I am all for breaking the Monday curse, just as long as it does not come at the expense of the Braves’ generally good play the rest of the week.

Denny Lemaster

July 30th, 2012
1:36 pm

Bench Ugly: You are a hoot. The Braves are NOT going to send Ugly to AAA. They will not ship a $60 million plus player to the minors. Just ain’t gonna happen. No team will take him in a trade unless the braves ATE 99.9% of that contract.

Chris Snow

July 30th, 2012
1:37 pm

Streakiest team ever. I could care less about a loss, as long as it’s not 2 or 3 losses in a row.

atl_bravo

July 30th, 2012
1:42 pm

They should have never traded Infante for Uggla. Infante is a ball player.
Agree with Fredi G that Ugla presence in the line up makes difference. But he needs to start contributing.

Yogi Berra

July 30th, 2012
1:42 pm

I would not think Braves would get Beckett because he has a contract for 2013 @ 15.75 million and 2014 @ 14.75 million…rest of this year 8 million…can’t see Wren doing that. But who am I to say.

Prado Wan Kenobe

July 30th, 2012
1:45 pm

In the words of Susanna Hoffs “It’s just another manic Monday
I wish it was Sunday
‘Cause that’s my funday
My I don’t have to runday
It’s just another manic Monday “

Prado Wan Kenobi

July 30th, 2012
1:49 pm

That’s Kenobi sorry!!!

lee maye

July 30th, 2012
1:50 pm

Wren and Fredi are not the brightest crayons in the box. Took them a long time to figure out that Medlen should be starting. Then, Delgado pitches better than JJ but is banished to AAA. JJ is dead wood on the bench. Cut him or send him to Gwinnett and get a reliever here. Or, Delgado as the reliever until we can see what Medlen can do. Nothing is gained by having JJ on the roster. Braves can’t let him relieve. He would give up 4 or 5 runs in an inning with his 87.7 MPH heater.

Amber Girl

July 30th, 2012
1:53 pm

Hi Mr Berra. Got ice cream and swim. Cooler now. Whiskey is awake and said Hi.

JNick

July 30th, 2012
1:59 pm

Uggla and Delgado to Boston for Beckett and Ellsbury. Move Prado to 2B.

TN Jeff

July 30th, 2012
2:06 pm

Hey guys, things are looking up for Uggla. I heard that earlier today during batting practice he went 1 for 5 with only 3 strikeouts.

Amber Girl

July 30th, 2012
2:06 pm

MrJNick Is this true or wishful thinking?

JNick

July 30th, 2012
2:11 pm

It’s not true Amber, and it’ll probably get blasted on here for even suggesting it – but I’m fed up with Uggla only hitting for 2 months of the season…if he even does that this year. Time will tell.
Tell Whiskey hello for me…

bravesgrl4life

July 30th, 2012
2:13 pm

Amber Girl

Please let your grand uncle know I am praying for him. And for your family.

Amber Girl

July 30th, 2012
2:16 pm

OK Mr JNick, I will tell him. Sorry, I was not aware that you knew him. He is awake now and resting comfortably. Thanks for asking. We are all really concerned. Doctors say they can do nothing. I don’t know medicine but seems like they could do something.

Amber Girl

July 30th, 2012
2:18 pm

Thank you miss bravesgrl4life. He loves Y’all.

Morris Code

July 30th, 2012
2:23 pm

Amber please tell your uncle I said hello, he’s in our prayers and thoughts.

Yeah

July 30th, 2012
2:26 pm

We’re gonna need you to come in Saturday…. and Sunday too oik? Just wanted to let you know… today is a normal work day.

Yeah

July 30th, 2012
2:27 pm

Someone’s got a case of the Mondays!!!

Amber Girl

July 30th, 2012
2:28 pm

Thank you Mr Morris Code and thank you to all. I did not realize that this many people chatted with him.

SOS Braves

July 30th, 2012
2:29 pm

Hanson Pitching. NO WAY we will win tonight. Hanson will be serving up 88 mph gopher balls as usual.

Yogi Berra

July 30th, 2012
2:31 pm

Amber, glad you cooled off and ice cream sounds good. Tell my friend hello and to keep up the good fight. I’m praying to the greatest doctor of all for WR.

jharber

July 30th, 2012
2:34 pm

Amber Girl, I do not know Whiskey personally but he has been placed on our prayer list. I live in middle Tennessee and living proof Miracles still happen. Tell Whiskey to hang in there do not give up until God calls his name

Amber Girl

July 30th, 2012
2:35 pm

Mr Berra What is the big deal about Monday? I don’t undertand?

jharber

July 30th, 2012
2:38 pm

Braves have lost 16 games in row on mondays,

JNick

July 30th, 2012
2:40 pm

Hanson will be pitching to a lineup of no-names today…Marlins have traded or DL’d almost everyone except Reyes.

Morris Code

July 30th, 2012
2:41 pm

I just read that the cubs will throw in Soriano and eat most of his salary in Dumpster agrees to the deal for Delgado and mid level AA pitcher. You see Wren holding off has already paid dividends.

Samantha

July 30th, 2012
2:42 pm

Amber Girl = fake

Amber Girl

July 30th, 2012
2:42 pm

Mr jharber Maybe Monday thing psychological(spelling?). Did you have miracle?

Yogi Berra

July 30th, 2012
2:43 pm

Braves have lost the last 16 games they played on Monday. Its nothing that can’t be stopped if Braves play well like they did the last 6 games. Maybe tonight that will change that and Braves will Win!

JNick

July 30th, 2012
2:43 pm

Don’t know why we’d trade for Soriano – where would he play?

Morris Code

July 30th, 2012
2:44 pm

Samantha we don’t need your meanness on our blog!!!!!

Amber Girl

July 30th, 2012
2:46 pm

Well I see that I am being called fake again. I really don’t know what to say except please STOP. I am upset. I am trying to live my life . Make friends and move on. but this makes it hard. I beg of you. Plese Stop.

Morris Code

July 30th, 2012
2:47 pm

Soriano will be perfect off the bench, we need a right handed stick.

[...] have totaled 18 runs in 12 Monday games this season, part of 16-game Monday losing skid that includes all of September 2011. Their last Monday win was Aug. 22, 2011. Coincidentally, Jair [...]

reckingball

July 30th, 2012
2:51 pm

Got some ocean front property for sale in Az., it’s cheap too.

Yogi Berra

July 30th, 2012
2:51 pm

I have no problem with Soriano if Cubs pay his contract…

Morris Code, where did you read that? I’d like to read it..

Yogi Berra

July 30th, 2012
2:55 pm

what your asking price? Is it next to the border where Eric Holder works fast and reckless..can I buy a gun?

jharber

July 30th, 2012
2:55 pm

Amber Girl–I was given only 9 months topps in April 2007. As you can tell i am still here.

reckingball

July 30th, 2012
2:55 pm

I would not trade Delgado for 2 Dempsters, it just does not make any sense for the Braves, imo.

jharber

July 30th, 2012
2:57 pm

I agree reckingball

Be A Grinderer

July 30th, 2012
2:58 pm

Just call em hairdressers. They take Mondays off too.

Amber Girl

July 30th, 2012
2:58 pm

Bless you Mr jharber. That is a Miracle. The good man upstairs was listening to the prayers.

JNick

July 30th, 2012
3:00 pm

reckingball, don’t tease me – AZ is one big CA earthquake away from being un-landlocked. We can only hope…

Amber Girl

July 30th, 2012
3:01 pm

Can anyone tell me what I have done. I try to respect everyone and their feelings. I try really really hard to make friends and be nice. I guess I am just too young to understand why people are calling me fake.

Be A Grinderer

July 30th, 2012
3:02 pm

So you think Braves would trade for Soriano and let him pinch hit making $14 million a year? Dumarse…

Morris Code

July 30th, 2012
3:02 pm

It’s not a done deal yet, Dempster still has to approve the trade. Apparently Soriano has already signed off on it.

jharber

July 30th, 2012
3:03 pm

Amber Girl Thank you. It is refreshing to have virtual friends from around the world.

New Mexico Lee

July 30th, 2012
3:04 pm

Hey Amber Girl,

I’m here to help you.

Morris Code

July 30th, 2012
3:05 pm

The Soriano trade will also allow either himself or Prado to play second to allow Uggs to clear his head. You know he was originally a second basemen. @BE A, they are going to eat most of his salary.

JNick

July 30th, 2012
3:07 pm

And there was a reason he was moved to the OF – he was a defensive liability (still is). Just doesn’t make sense to me, but oh well…

jharber

July 30th, 2012
3:09 pm

Where is this info coming from?

bostonbravo

July 30th, 2012
3:15 pm

A guy like Hanson or JJ is the kind of guy that WILL get us out of this Monday BS…and get themselves upright also.

As to Uggla…I wouldn’t turn my back for a second on anyone offering something for him in trade.

Morris Code

July 30th, 2012
3:17 pm

I read it directly from Jayson Harvard’s tweet.

Yogi Berra

July 30th, 2012
3:21 pm

Amber over look the one thats talking about you and consider who it is.

Code..2nd time..where are you reading this info.
Braves wouldn’t take his contract unless cubs was paying it.

Yogi Berra

July 30th, 2012
3:23 pm

J-hey tweet.. can’t believe he would know.

Morris Code

July 30th, 2012
3:26 pm

@ Yogi, read up above, I read it directly from Jayson Harvard’s tweet. I’ve been following him for about 4 months now.

Morris Code

July 30th, 2012
3:28 pm

NO not J-Hey, but Jayson Harvard.

JNick

July 30th, 2012
3:30 pm

…no idea who Jayson Harvard is….lol

Amber Girl

July 30th, 2012
3:31 pm

Mr Berra Who is it? I don’t understand what I have done? If I have disrespected someone, I AM SORRY. I am just upset right now and trying to use this blog and my boyfriend for comfort. I am sorry for what I have done to this person. Plese make the pain go away. I am not fake. I am just Amber Girl. Not perfect but do the best I can. I love Y’all but apparently someone out there does not agree. PLEASE MAKE MY PAIN GO AWAY.

jim

July 30th, 2012
3:31 pm

The only way Soriano to the Braves makes sense is if Uggla goes the other way. It can only assume that next year we pay big bucks to Uggla and Soriano –> lose Bourn and Dempster (plus no Delgado) leaving us with Hudson, Hanson, Medlen, Minor, (Sheets?), Teheran with Beachy out until after the AS break and of questionable readiness until 2014. We still need a CF and still have a deciliing Uggla and a questionable Soriano. This season it makes sense if Soriano to LF, Prado to 2B (expecting him to move again to 3B next year) and Uggla to Bench except when Chipper sits. Francisco will rarely start and does not add much as a pinch hitter. If we lose Uggla in the trade, then we have Soriano in LF, Prado at 2B and Francisco at 3B instead of Soriano, Prado at 3B and Uggla at 2B — Francisco is a better option right now than Uggla, and a much cheaper one. The net cost to the Braves would only be a few million more in salary differential between Soriano and ugla and would leave money for resigning Bourn and locking up Heyward et al.

Yogi Berra

July 30th, 2012
3:35 pm

Amber I don’t know him, wish I could help.
Thanks Morris Code my bad.
New post up by DOB.
I got to go …win tonight.

bravesgrl4life

July 30th, 2012
3:38 pm

Amber Girl,

There was a saga on the blog back during the Spring that went on between Samantha and New Mexico Lee. Your writing sounds an awful lot like Samantha’s. If you are really a 13-year old girl and related to Whiskey River, that’s great. But the writing style tends to make some think it’s a trolling person playing with the blog again. I’m not saying you are, but . . .

Memphis

July 30th, 2012
3:38 pm

Uggla is not getting traded. I imagine his teammates don’t want him traded.

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