1:32 pm August 5, 2012, by David O'Brien
August 5th, 20121:35 pm
I don’t blame Chipper. He’s probably burned out. Plus it’s ruined two of his marriages.
August 5th, 20121:36 pm
Thanks for new blog!!!!!!!
August 5th, 20121:40 pm
Nice way to begin the game for Medlen.
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, 20121:45 pm
Bourn sure strikes out a lot for a leadoff guy. Need him to pick it up some.
August 5th, 20121:46 pm
The strike outs have to stop for Bourn.
Random thought: 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, 20121:47 pm
This is not good…
August 5th, 20121:48 pm
Chipper’s ability to adjust this season shows what an amazing hitter he’s always been. The injuries have been frustrating for him moreso than any single person on this blog. That said, his hitting knowledge is nothing short of Williams-esque. He has been stroking big hits all season long – when health has allowed – using his upper body almost exclusively. His strength is especially apparent on his dingers and doubles, where he hits ‘em using all arms and upper body, as his ravaged legs do not allow him to drive like he used. His performance has been nothing short of courageous, and his lineup presence has been the most critical cog this year for the Braves. Without Chipper, the Braves are a sub-.500 team.
Regardless of what happens this season team-wise, his performance this season codifies Chipper as the greatest ATLANTA Brave hitter since 1966.
August 5th, 20121:49 pm
Put some antiseptic on that…
The A Bomb
Get the cut taken care of ASAP with his history.
As he shouldn’t…
Last night he couldn’t prevent a double by a ball that bounced THREE times before passing 3rd base and he looked absolutely pale, winded and was grimacing after running only about 80 feet from first to second on a hit and run.
Good, natural hitter but has done nothing for years to condition his body…inexcusable for a professional athlete annually cashing $14,000,000.00 in paychecks.
August 5th, 20121:50 pm
Just got spiked. Thought he really got injured. We can breath now.
Getting spiked and open cut like that gotta be bit more scary for a guy who had staph infection last year.
August 5th, 20121:51 pm
Phew.. looked worse.
Thanks DOB…Hoss is having a great season ….watch him drive in a couple right here!!!
August 5th, 20121:53 pm
“He’s probably burned out. Plus it’s ruined two of his marriages.”
I’d say an unzipped zipper, not baseball, ruined at least one!
August 5th, 20121:54 pm
Let’s Go Braves!
Let’s choke again today against the worst team in baseball!
if chipper leave, who will be at 3b. next season…in minors leagues we haven’t it, in the bencho well not so much…maybe go to the FA list…but just for now we’re really enjoy the last act of larry…
August 5th, 20121:55 pm
Atta boy Chipper!
That’s how it’s done!
Your turn, Freeman.
August 5th, 20121:56 pm
Atta boy Freeman!
Let’s Go Braves!!!
August 5th, 20121:57 pm
This team needs to take advantage of their opportunities. They have squandered many opportunities to score in this series.
August 5th, 20121:58 pm
Call me crazy…but…I think the umps should just call “strikes” strikes…and “balls” balls…and forget about trying to speed the game up…by expanding the strike zone….no matter what our silly-azz announcers say.
Whatever happened to taking a bad team and just beating the friggin snot out of them? Braves are missing that boat with the Astros.
August 5th, 20121:59 pm
Contrary to popular belief there are ways to score runs other than HRs, triples, and doubles.
August 5th, 20122:01 pm
Larry you are an idiot. How in the hell do you know what Chipper’s conditioning program is? You go out when you are 40, with two ACL surgeries and do sprints and see how you hold up.
August 5th, 20122:02 pm
The game could easily be speeded up by allowing no more than 20secs between pitches, or call a ball, and stopping batters from stepping out between pitches to adjust everything from A to Z. Tell the pitcher to go ahead and pitch if the batter is out of the box, and call whatever the pitch actually is. Bet a lot of batters would stop that asinine slowdown crap!
Have these losers ever done such thing?
Last night was a f cking embarrassment and a testament to what awaits these losers if they even make it to the playoffs.
August 5th, 20122:03 pm
Bourn is headed back to his “norm”…which is 275/280…335/340 OBP…and 140 Ks. Hopefully…we won’t go long term with him & pay him waaaay too much $$. He is…what he is…..
August 5th, 20122:04 pm
Better get Medlen up in the bullpen…oh, wait…
August 5th, 20122:05 pm
JC Brave (Douche)
why don’t you go away, you are not a fan, you are a whiney little maroon who adds nothing to this blog..
August 5th, 20122:06 pm
Good work D O’B
Ok, I got that one out of my system.
Now I feel better… sort of…
I’ll be rational now.
August 5th, 20122:07 pm
“fan” <– retard.
Gilmartin makes his second start for Gwinnett Braves today at 5 p.m.
August 5th, 20122:08 pm
Quality Humour abides
“TM” mentioned Bourn has to stop the strikeouts, so I looked it up. I was amazed to see how close Bourn is to Uggla. Uggs has 121 and Bourn 106. I would have thought Uggla had way more than MB.
OK, all you guys(me included) who have been jumping on Uggs has to do the same with MB. Bourn just has to start bunting more to get on base. With his speed he could do it at least twice a game. Lots of things can happen on a bunt.
your village called, they want you back..
August 5th, 20122:09 pm
And so Dan Uggla’s afternoon begins…
Ross goes OPPO!
August 5th, 20122:10 pm
These announcers can “gush” all they wish…Dan Uggla is COMPLETELY LOST…at the plate !!
Chipper Da Man!!! Go Braves!!!
Rossyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!! Damn first pitch hacking!!!!!
“fan” <— retard + moronic.
August 5th, 20122:11 pm
That’s awesome. The Braves need to build on the Ross homer.
August 5th, 20122:12 pm
I saw someone post this on twitter yesterday…
“The Real Home Run King T-Shirt” .. love it!
August 5th, 20122:13 pm
Tigers Acquire Jeff Baker from Cubs
If Uggla developed that stroke to right the Braves would be in great shape.
August 5th, 20122:15 pm
McCann and David Ross have combined 12 homers and 27 RBIs in 28 games since July 4.
You’re the type of person who lights up the room by leaving it.
August 5th, 20122:16 pm
The real homerun king is Barry Bonds until proven otherwise and stricken from the record books.
August 5th, 20122:17 pm
retard + moronic,
Yeah, I like changing broken light bulbs.
August 5th, 20122:18 pm
Did someone say steroids?
August 5th, 20122:22 pm
I am ready for Michael Bourn to start getting on base again.
From the previous blog which had 942 comments, nolie led the way with 72 posts. There were 106 different poster names. Here are the Top 25:
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1 nolie 72
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3 JC Brave 45
4 phil 36
5 Pace 31
6 David O’Brien 26
7 Lance 26
8 Bravefaninok 25
9 Veer 25
10 richbrave 24
11 Capt.Mudd 23
12 Hmmmm 23
13 SNEAKY PETE 23
14 Tomahawk Mafia 23
15 The A Bomb 22
16 ChattTownBrian 21
17 Bama Brave 20
18 MiaBchBravesFan 20
19 ACE 19
20 Disgusted 19
21 TheOnlyBravesFan 19
22 MikeInFl 17
23 Ward 17
24 Mixxo 15
25 Powderfinger 15
August 5th, 20122:25 pm
Bout time someone walked and showed a little patience. Norris’s slider has not been thrown for a strike yet, or even been close, but we are swinging at it.
August 5th, 20122:27 pm
Hello all. They really need to improve on their hitting with runners on base. Especially runners in scoring position.
John in Wichita
I wonder whether Henry sometimes regrets playing an extra year. Certainly he didn’t play much that last year in Milwaukee. Have enjoyed some of the great moments Chipper has given us over the years and am glad he’s ready to go out on his terms.
August 5th, 20122:28 pm
I agree – I like that he’s going out on his terms and in a with a great season thus far….but how weird is it gonna be to NEVER see him at 3rd again?
August 5th, 20122:30 pm
Oh… and Meds is off to another good start today. Can’t see Jair pitching much the rest of the way, but would there be an argument to go to a 6 man rotation with Delgado in September to save some guys?
Bad Call On Heyward!!!!
I can’t believe that piece of crap umpire called that a strike…
August 5th, 20122:31 pm
Why did they keep sending Prado? He was exhausted after starting and stopping about 5 times. Plus that slider was off the plate to Heyward, the Braves really should have had two on with one out.
After that game Friday night, someone sneaked into the clubhouse and told the Astros, “you know you are playing the Braves, don’t you?”
Adam LaRoche 2 more RBIs for a 4-0 lead…
August 5th, 20122:32 pm
Didn’t look like a strike to Heyward, who was lucky that the ump had his head turned when Heyward rifled his helmet and bat afterward. That helmet bounced nearly to end of Braves dugout.
I realize that ball could have been a little bit more outside but I’m not sure how
Rob From SC
August 5th, 20122:33 pm
What a crap call on Heyward.. Would have needed a boat oar to hit that
The Spirit of Eric Gregg lives on. A third strike call just like the one to Fred McGriff to end Game 5 of the ‘97 NLCS.
August 5th, 20122:36 pm
Got Janish, to Uggla, to Freeman going good for us
Seriously. Leave Medlen in the rotation.
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August 5th, 20122:38 pm
With today’s technology…seems like it would easy enough to set up some kind of system (laser or whatever) JUST for calling balls & strikes. Take some of the guess-work out of it…for these plate umpires…and players.
Whenever people say that they want umpires calling balls and strikes instead of computers, stuff like that pitch is why I think they’re crazy.
Watching tennis and baseball on the same day is particularly aggravating in this regard. Going from the working tech implemented flawlessly to Heyward getting called out on a pitch that hits a right-handed hitter is infuriating.
August 5th, 20122:41 pm
One thing’s for sure: Kris Medlen is no Tommy Hanson. He gets people out.
August 5th, 20122:42 pm
That seems like a fair comparison. Medlen is at least much more efficient.
Bless their pea-pickin’ hearts….these announcers are doin’ all they can…to “prop up” Dan Uggla
Right down the middle.
August 5th, 20122:43 pm
Is it just me, or does Uggla seem to be more and more “active” at the plate the longer he struggles?
Can’t wait until next Saturday when Uggla gets another hit and “breaks out of it!” again.
August 5th, 20122:44 pm
David Ross thinking he’ll get lucky twice…
Clarification — Uggla move so many things so much while in the batter’s box and each at time he seems to add some more movement
August 5th, 20122:45 pm
Fredi keeps running Uggla out there because he believes the back of the bubble gum card.
Dan Uggla with two more strike outs today. It looks like he never makes any adjustments. I am assume he is working on things, but the results are pretty bad.
August 5th, 20122:47 pm
Joe Simpson in 607 career games – 9 HR, .242 Avg, .289 OBP and SLG’d. 317
I guess when Uggla is this bad it triggers some bad personal memories.
August 5th, 20122:48 pm
I take it some of you don’t believe Dan when he say’s he’s readyy to start “clicking”
August 5th, 20122:49 pm
Medlen is feeling the fatigue it looks. Get the pen crankin’.
August 5th, 20122:52 pm
Don’t forget Uggal has two of our three RBI’s in the last two games so far.
I think (or maybe hope) that Dan will figure it out and get hot again. I just don’t see how anyone can have that much movement in the batter’s box and see the ball coming out of the pitchers hand, much less settle down to get a good swing going. I’m not a coach, never played professional ball, so it’s part observation and part question.
August 5th, 20122:53 pm
August 5th, 20122:54 pm
Norris has a losing record, 5-8, and an awful ERA, 5.00.
That’s the perfect recipe to shut down the Braves’ offense.
This is one of the only teams in the majors that is capable of struggling in such ways against bad pitchers, with the excuse of “not having faced them before”.
Other teams see a bad pitcher for the first time and smoke them like it’s child’s play…
August 5th, 20122:55 pm
I don’t see how Medlen doesn’t stay in rotation.
August 5th, 20122:56 pm
Bud Norris is having a fit about that called third strike, meanwhile he’s been getting calls like that all day. Is he stupid or just plain slow?
Dan will figure it out as soon as he finds the key to the batter’s box.
August 5th, 2012
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