3:48 pm August 4, 2012, by David O'Brien
August 4th, 20127:04 pm
@bring back blauser; Yeah, I’ll go on believ’in & hope’n for Uggla to explode, & not look back for the rest of the season. Would be thump’n up the Lineup. Bring it Big Dan! Ya’ll Bravos carry non here on out in rememberance of O’l Whiskey, he’ll still be cheer’in ya’ll on.
Outta here for game. LETS GET A WIN TONIGHT.
Well, I do carry an ID10T card so I am allowed to “show my ignorance”. Thank you very much for the kind words sir! You’ve been around some others on here too long.
August 4th, 20127:05 pm
Who is Whisky? one of the bloogers?
When Andrelton Simmons comes back in 2 weeks and if Uggla is still struggling would you let Janish play 2nd Base and move Simmons to play shortstop?
Even with all the struggles he’s going through, Uggla still gives you way more offensive production than Janish ever would; so NO.
Janish might be a defensive wizard, but his bat is worse than Uggla’s .210 avg.
From the comments I have heard, Greg Walker is putting a premium on hitting to all fields and the feedback that again I have heard is that Uggla is doing this in BP. But, for whatever reason, he is not doing it to the same degree in the game. However, the last four games I am finally seeing some evidence he is working more to make solid contact and he has been collecting some hits.
As I wrote before, in my view Uggla just needs to calm down his swing, work on making contact and stop swinging so dang hard!
August 4th, 20127:08 pm
From what I’ve noticed – Uggla’s first and second AB’s in a game are better than his later ones. Seems like he reverts to his ’squat and launch’ technique around his 3rd AB.
Muscle memory I suppose – would really like to see him concentrate on RF more.
people are whining about Uggla’s hitting so you want to replace him with as bad or worse batting average and absolutely no power at all and a much lower OBP with Janich? This place is amazing
It would be great for Maholm to earn a win tonight at Turner Field as a member of the Braves.
August 4th, 20127:10 pm
FRANK WREN is good GM. I thought he was so wrong with JANISH,but I was so wrong
I’m not trying to be a “Donnie Downer”(can’t be Debbie, wrong gender) but one thing DOB fails to point out is that Maholm is 6-7 against everybody except the NL East so far this year. He is 5-0 vs the East, which is good. He has given up no HRs against the NL East but has given up 7 vs the rest. So, looks like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. BTW, has not faced the Gnats so far this year.
August 4th, 20127:11 pm
Ross compares Kimbrel to Gagne, Wagner in top tier of closers he’s caught
August 4th, 20127:14 pm
The Maholm experiment has been a miserable failure…
And then he gets a DP before I can even post that – never mind…
August 4th, 20127:15 pm
Keep it cool, Maholm.
August 4th, 20127:16 pm
Karma and sarcasm are arch enemies!
Good 1st inning for Maholm
Good Job Paul!!!
August 4th, 20127:17 pm
Nice DP and a great K to end the top of the first.
That was a good start….
August 4th, 20127:18 pm
Nice initial inning for Maholm. A GIDP and a K. That’ll work.
August 4th, 20127:19 pm
@Ken Stallings; Good point, just be solid(sweet spot) not kill it, hit where’s pitched, & w/ 2 strikes, shorten up to keep the at-bat alive, be a tough out, don’t give in to him, make that pitcher give in to you.
August 4th, 20127:21 pm
Can we make this guy work?
Well done, JASON!!!
This kid is a pretty good pitcher most nights. I’ve seen him a few times and he pitched well.
August 4th, 20127:22 pm
J-Hey !!!!!! Now for the old man to bring him around.
August 4th, 20127:23 pm
It was mentioned earlier Jordan Schafer has had plenty of chances to make it in MLB. I’d looked his stats up earlier and was amazed how close this years’ stats were to his career stats. That to me cements that these stats are what he is – which isn’t much.
.219 .308 .306 .614 - 2012 in Houston
.225 .310 .305 .615 – Career
August 4th, 20127:25 pm
August 4th, 20127:26 pm
Another 6 inches higher and that goes to the wall….
fielders having trouble with the lights.
August 4th, 20127:27 pm
Marlins 2-0 at Nats
Fish give Buehrle a 2 run lead in the 2nd ….. hope he can hold it
August 4th, 20127:31 pm
2-1 Marlins…Laroche homers
No hitter is gone…….
The outfielders shouldn’t be having trouble with the lights. There aren’t any between the outfield foul poles at Turner Field.
You’d think Maholm was steve carlton listening to Chip…
August 4th, 20127:33 pm
I am getting sick of Adam Laroche
August 4th, 20127:34 pm
Two nice innings of work. Maholm looks pretty good.
August 4th, 20127:35 pm
huh? they always have trouble with the lights at Turner field. One of only 2 parks that have none behind the fielders
August 4th, 20127:36 pm
August 4th, 20127:37 pm
make him work and get him out of there
August 4th, 20127:38 pm
Gattis goes yard yickiity
Wow – tough strike 3 call – been high so far today.
August 4th, 20127:39 pm
And so Dan Uggla’s night begins…
At some point, this guy has to sit a few. He looks worse than glenn hubbard up there.
too bad we couldn’t clear the pitcher
“I Just Wanna Stop,” Gino Vannelli……..Uggla smelling like a week old ballpark frank.
August 4th, 20127:40 pm
August 4th, 20127:41 pm
that was a ball, he should be on first
Uggla is striking out one out of every 3 times at bat, Janish one out of every 5. Just for the record. Also someone earlier made it sound like there is a huge difference in their batting avgs., but there’s not. Uggla before tonight was .210, Janish .206 so that could change tonight.
Jimmy Wynn….answer to trivia on TV
August 4th, 20127:42 pm
Harrell looks to have the pitch repertoire that the Braves traditionally struggle against: the sinker/slider combination.
Come on fish, blow the lid off NATS PARK
August 4th, 20127:43 pm
How about Gerald Young?
BRAVES winning 0-0
August 4th, 20127:44 pm
but there is a huge difference between their OBP which is more important Itsi
Tall strike zone
August 4th, 20127:45 pm
How about Jim Wynn for the trivia question?
August 4th, 20127:46 pm
yeah Pace, it is Young. I was living there back in those days
Hyperbowl and epifannies give me trouble in verbal situations.
bring back blauser
August 4th, 20127:47 pm
mcclouth leads off second for orioles with a double
DOB (or anyone else) – do we know why Venters has not pitched since Sunday (other than random vagaries of using the bullpen)?
August 4th, 20127:48 pm
Capt. Mudd – you beat me to it but I think the “Toy Cannon” is the right answer.
Talls and strikes called equally…..Ump has game!
Afraid of Altuve, much?
Good job again!
nice play guys
August 4th, 20127:49 pm
The answer is Young Most Stolen Bases — 65 Gerald Young 1988
i thought the answer to tv trivia would be kenny lofton
Chipper moves past Sheff; Hudson joins Atlanta’s elite 100-win club
August 4th, 20127:50 pm
OK, SP, if you call .038 a huge difference I guess you’re right (but for the record I don’t).
@KeyLargo…..You’re good, thanks for backing m up—makes me feel ok in case I guessed incorrectly…..have you been riding lately?
August 4th, 20127:53 pm
you don’t think 38 points is a huge difference in OBP? that is an extra 20 times on base in a year. or perhaps 10-12 runs. wow
Ball four. Good job Bourn!
Oh no, wait… *sigh*
August 4th, 20127:54 pm
August 4th, 20127:55 pm
This is gonna be a tuff game if Harrell stays in, he is a good pitcher
August 4th, 20127:56 pm
Weak grounders from Heyward’s 6-4 frame are no fun.
Chirp said….well, it sounded like ‘meathead to the fourth inning,’ ….:)
August 4th, 20127:58 pm
Maholm looks pretty good so far
August 4th, 20127:59 pm
RIP Whiskey River, A big braves fan that will be missed.
Yes Captain Mudd, I get in about 25 a day rain or shine. Riding in 90 degree weather I’m just about happy to see the rain.
This Maholm is really keeping the ball down. Looks good to me.
What is the trivia question?
August 4th, 20128:02 pm
Buehrle seems to be perfecting his art of our team scores and then your team scores
August 4th, 20128:03 pm
Dang it….just when it looked so good…..Noliee right again….tight one tonight
Is that enough to bring some of the more discerning fans back to the blog?
Gotta hit the spots – left that pitch right in the middle. Set em down now and let the offense get the runs back.
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