3:48 pm August 4, 2012, by David O'Brien
August 5th, 201212:32 pm
and that the Astros will score 7 runs in 5 innings.
August 5th, 201212:34 pm
I bet that most all of us thought we would win it after Uggla tied it up
August 5th, 201212:35 pm
“Today’s Astros starter Bud Norris is 0-7 with a 7.10 ERA in his past 10 starts”
Is it just me, or do numbers like that always seem to come back and bite the Braves. On paper, today should be a cakewalk. However, the Braves tend to come out sometimes and make really bad pitchers look really good.
Hopefully that trend will end today. Braves REALLY need to cap off this homestand with a win. Otherwise, it won’t feel like a very successful one despite the 7-3 mark.
August 5th, 201212:36 pm
i blame mike dunn
August 5th, 201212:38 pm
One game last week with 2 out in 7th Freddi brings in Durbin to face a rh batter. Guy gets on. Freddi brings in Avilan to face lh batter. He gets out of inning. Two pitchers for 1 out. Avilan due up 1st in bottom of inning. So because Freddi does NOT know how to use a double switch you have to pinch-hit and use another pitcher. That is 3 pitchers used when he could have double switched and used Durbin for 4 outs.
That is why Venters Sucks
No wonder O’Flaherty’s back hurts.
August 5th, 201212:42 pm
UH-OH, the stats just posted mean only one thing……the Braves lose again today. Kiss of Death!!!
BTW, some interesting excepts follows from an article prior to yesterday’s game. Not word for word, but the relevant ones are there:
1. “Did we mention that Houston is Awful? And that might be an understatement.”
2. “There is bad, and there is epic fail.”
3. “The Astros……terribly constructed team, low payroll, starting over with new owner…….all have contributed to the mess that is the team they’re running out on the field these days.”
4. “They’re taking the dog days of summer to a new level, indeed.”
This is the team that beat the Braves last night? Wonder if this article got passed around before the game and there were at least 2 players who took it personally and made sure of a win. I know one who seemed to take it VERY personally. His name reminds me of coffee.
It’s just a shame FG never heard of manufacturing a run late in the game to pull out a victory. Many a manager has done it before, but that part of the game is missing from his limited baseball knowledge.
August 5th, 201212:43 pm
After watching Baseball Tonight regarding the sad-sack Astros, last night’s loss is all the more galling and unforgiveable.
Chipper was right. They should have gone 10-0 in their homestand – especially since they did the hard part in sweeping the Phils. The lack of hitting will doom this team. For all you Frank Wren apologists, riddle me how poorly the man even knows anything about hitting.
August 5th, 201212:44 pm
Outta here to make some ham and eggs before game. LETS GET A WIN TODAY.
August 5th, 201212:45 pm
how could he have double switched and still used Durbin, would you care to explain that? Once he is gone for Avilan, he is gone.
August 5th, 201212:46 pm
The Chipper article I read said 8-2, which is what it will probably be
August 5th, 201212:54 pm
I agree with Tuff. Earlier in the season, when the Braves were scrambling to find stability with their rotation, they were more creative than anyone could remember in recent memory in manufacturing runs. An early season win in LA where Dan Uggla gorked an opposite field dink to drive in a critical run symbolized this very enlightened approach.
Fast forward to today. Approach is everything, and this team is under the delusional notion that they can rake with consistency. They face Houston’s arguably best starter and instead of making a game plan to manufacture runs and adjust at some point in the game, the momentum of their ineptitude carries them throughout the game with a feeble four hits and two runs driven in by a hitter who, aside from that one at-bat, has no idea whatsoever he is doing at the plate, and thinks that everything from second base to the right is foul territory!
I feel for Greg Walker & Scott Fletcher. Having to deal with this pack of hubris-juiced dolts must drive a hitting coach or two to drink heavily.
Braves need to win today to take the series. No excuse losing a series to the AStros.
August 5th, 201212:55 pm
No excuses if the Braves get just 4 hits today off of Norris.
So the Braves are 7-2 on his homestand with every chance to go 8-2, a very good stretch of play.
And yet … people are complaining they didn’t go 10-0.
How many streaks of 10-0 are there in the majors this year? Two?
August 5th, 201212:57 pm
should go 162-0
August 5th, 201212:59 pm
Does Norris have a high leg kick when he throws one?
August 5th, 20121:00 pm
anything less is simply unacceptable
August 5th, 20121:01 pm
#####DAVID O’BRIEN##### @9.42AM “It appears we might get this one in without threat of rain. Only about 10% chance of rain till late afternoon, when it jumps to 30%. So all’s good on that front.”
Another brilliant prediction that is just thrown out there apparently without checking the radar. All one has to do is look and see that long line of thunderstorms moving North from about Augusta to almost Columbus. Looks like they are heading straight for ATL and should be there between 1:30 and 2PM. It may “peter out” before it gets to ATL, but is holding together right now. Even if it does there’s another line moving down toward ATL from TN that should arrive before the game is over. Does anyone ever check these things. It’s just so easy!
Hope “weatherman” is not on the resume.
Will Norris take offense when he sees the Braves Chop and thinks he is being Karate chopped?
August 5th, 20121:03 pm
I wonder why so many people here seem to enjot looking like fools?
August 5th, 20121:04 pm
Predictions for the game
Medlen goes 5.2 Innings gives up 3 runs (no decision)
Norris 6 innings 2 runs ( no decision)
Braves come back and win this game Freeman is the hero going 2-4 with 2 run double.
Uggla goes 1-4 with 1K
Jones 0-2 2 walks.
Hugo Z Hackenbush
August 5th, 20121:06 pm
Sad story about Andy Reid’s son. Makes sports seem suddenly unimportant, I’d guess…
Astros have to win a few games this season so hopefully yesterday’s was a fluke and our offense comes out to support Medlen.
abeee: same time last year, good vibes were aplenty as the Braves sat comfortably atop the WC race. Last night’s (lack of) effort on the hitting front should have The Denizens waving their arms like the robot in “Lost in Space”…
“DANGER, WILL ROBINSON, DANGER!!!” The past two Septembers have been brutal on the hitting front. Same core cast of characters. Can’t fool me twice, let alone three times. They’re gonna have to prove they’re over their recent September el foldo’s on the hitting front. Bet that the pitching will be there all the way.
I just don’t see how the hitting will get better, enough so for serious playoff ball.
August 5th, 20121:10 pm
Good post, “MiaBchBravesFan”! Not because you agreed with something I said, but because of the logic and common sense in the rest of your post. That insight is something hard to find on here, even from some of the sportswriters themselves. It just amazes me some of things that show up in print here, from supposedly very knowledgeable people. For instance you can just mention the “B” word(bunt) and you will get chastised, ridiculed, called “fool” and “idiot, ” and other names I won’t mention here. When the season ends, and the Braves are on the outside looking in, the lack of bunting, stealing, hit and run, etc. will have been the deciding factor. The “Yankee Mentality” of depending on HR’s, triples, doubles, etc. will not work for those teams equipped as the Braves are.
August 5th, 20121:11 pm
We don’t know, “SP” why don’t you fully inform us since you are so disrespectfully insightful?
August 5th, 20121:12 pm
If it’s the same son, the poor young man was vexed by a life of drugs and trouble. I thought things had stabilized for the young man…
Reminds me of Tony Dungy’s son’s death. The FB coaching life does take a vicious toll on the family life.
August 5th, 20121:13 pm
Freddi could have batted Durbin 7th or 8th and and batted Ross or Pastor 9th. Let Durbin finish inning, not use Avilan, and pitch the next inning also.
A couple of whining idiots congratulation each other on being fools. pretty funny stuff
August 5th, 20121:19 pm
He did not want Durbin to finish the inning or he would not have taken him out. Had nothing to do with a double switch. And if he did double switch when he took Durbin out, he would have lost one of our better hitters since they were starting. Easier to just pinch hit and keep the starters in the game.
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August 5th, 20121:20 pm
You got a personal problem with me, Peter?
August 5th, 20121:22 pm
Then again, any alleged man with a handle like “Sneaky” (sweet stuff, Peetey) is someone I don’t waste my time with. Done, son.
August 5th, 20121:23 pm
SNEAKY PETE calling anyone an idiot. Now that is funny stuff.
August 5th, 20121:32 pm
Seeing that Bud Norris has struggled lately is disconcerting because those struggling pitchers often find their groove against the Braves and shut them down.
August 5th, 20121:34 pm
I wonder if the Braves have placed some pressure on themselves in this series trying to avoid losing to the Astros rather than going out and playing their game and doing what they need to do to win.
August 5th, 20121:39 pm
Nice way to begin.
August 5th, 20121:41 pm
Nice inning Meds!!!!!!!
August 5th, 20121:42 pm
I have always REALLY liked Medlen and wanted him in the rotation to begin the season. I wish we could figure out a way to keep him in the rotation permanently.
August 5th, 20121:46 pm
Why don’t we let Ross catch Hanson? 2 days a week of Ross isn’t so bad. He’s a high obp producers and mac has shown a propensity to slow down or even get injured late in seasons.
August 5th, 20122:01 pm
From the previous blog which had 843 comments, nolie led the way with 79 posts. There were 108 different poster names. Here are the Top 25:
Rank Poster Frequency
1 nolie 79
2 Venice Jim 66
3 Disgusted 39
4 Pace 35
5 JC Brave 28
6 SNEAKY PETE 26
7 Tomahawk Mafia 26
8 Mark 25
9 J-MAN 24
10 ChattTownBrian 23
11 MiaBchBravesFan 23
12 kenhotlanta 23
13 phil 23
14 The A Bomb 22
15 keylargo 21
16 Veer 20
17 BFChris27 17
18 ACE 14
19 Bravefaninok 14
20 brian 14
21 richbrave 13
22 VaBravesFan 12
23 Capt.Mudd 10
24 JNick 9
25 LAG 9
August 5th, 20122:08 pm
NATS will not have trouble beating Astro next three games.
August 5th, 20122:10 pm
August 5th, 20123:04 pm
I am number three — Yea
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