1:32 pm August 5, 2012, by David O'Brien
August 5th, 20122:56 pm
Do ML hitters EVER… just get flat-out embarrassed at their performance? I remember a few yrs back…thinkin’…that if Andruw Jones wasn’t embarrassed (and he didn’t seem to be)…he just wasn’t capable… of being “embarrassed”
August 5th, 20122:59 pm
It comes back out. It’s like a virus.
The Astros pitching staff the past couple of days has been pretty solid.
Rob From SC
August 5th, 20123:00 pm
Attention Bud Norris : Throw it in the RH batters box to lefties if you want a called strike.
August 5th, 20123:01 pm
The blog commentary today has resembled, at times, an episode of Monday Night RAW.
August 5th, 20123:02 pm
Good for Chipper now lets get some runs of this Bud Norris scrub.
August 5th, 20123:03 pm
Bourn is a HARD man…to walk
August 5th, 20123:04 pm
Bourn is 1-for-23 vs. his former Astros team this season
August 5th, 20123:05 pm
Looks like Kris is going to have to try to make that run stand up.
August 5th, 20123:06 pm
When your 7-8-9-1-2 hitters are pretty much automatic outs it makes it tough to score.
Of course. They’ve been facing the Braves.
August 5th, 2012
Hope they don’t sell that scouting report!!!!!!
August 5th, 20123:07 pm
Swingin’ at a borderline 3-1 pitch, while in a slump…in a 1-0 game, tells me all I need to know… about Bourn.
Anyone starting to lose their patience with Bourn?????
I am. He deserves to be Booed.
August 5th, 20123:08 pm
August 5th, 2012
David Ross and Prado are not automatic outs……
August 5th, 20123:10 pm
I see that Simmons will prolly not play til early September. That is about what I expected all along, and by then rosters will be expanded so decisions will be less constrained
Bourn is swiftly becoming a concern. I’m real concerned the Braves might over-pay for him
August 5th, 20123:11 pm
Not yet there Disgusted, however….I will agree with you to this end: [I think you posted yesterday]: A lead-off guy has to readily take the walk and—just has to make a bit more contact.
August 5th, 20123:12 pm
Never figgered Bourn would keep it up, but he has been an asset so far, and hopefully he will bounce back some. I’d give him another day off if I were Fredo
Sure would have liked to see Medlen get a chance to finish up the 6th.
August 5th, 20123:13 pm
Medlen out after 79 pitches, gave up five hits, has a 1-0 lead with Gearrin entering and 2 on base, 1 out in 6th
the lead off guy is probably the one player that you don’t care much about contact with, but you do need good BPP
Yeah, Bourn is a concern. This game is also becoming a concern. A better defensive second baseman fields Wallace’s grounder and turns it into an out.
I hope they can hold it for Kris
This is gonna be a bad move from Fredi. Those two hits weren’t impressive and I feel more confident leaving Medlen out there than bringing either Gearrin or Venters in. Wouldn’t surprise me now to see Medlen get a loss from this.
August 5th, 20123:14 pm
My favorite State Farm commercial. Andre Dawson coming out of the ivy.
August 5th, 20123:15 pm
Remember a couple of months ago when the Braves swept the Cardinals, and then went to chicago and lost 2 out of 3 to the Cubs?
This reminds me of that.
Swept the Phillies, took 3 out of 4 from the Marlins, and now they’re playing down to the level of the AAA Houston Astros.
Gearrin looked fatigued last night, I am unsure how well this will turn out in this situation.
Lance…after a full season in Atl…I think the Braves will have figured out exactly WHAT Bourn is…and ISN’T. Doubt they’ll go overboard.
August 5th, 20123:16 pm
We cannot get this guy out.
Yep. I figured it was a poor decision to bring in the fatigued Gearrin. The ball really jumps off of Maxwell’s bat.
Way too quick of a hook on Medlen, IMO.
August 5th, 20123:17 pm
two on and only one out and Gearrin coming in? OMG we are doomed. No question in my mind but that we are gonna loose this game to the awful, pathetic, worst team in baseball ’stros. Many here will be sooo happy that their predictions of doom come to fruition
and now the offence struggling against the Astros will come back into play
Can we go ahead and admit that Gearrin is a damn fine AAA pitcher, and stop trying to pretend otherwise?
And Justin Maxwell does it again.
See what I mean? Now Fredi is gonna over manage a little more by bringing Venters in. This game is going straight to the toilet. But to put blame where it should go, Medlen would still be in there if our offense treated the Astros the way they should be treated.
I don’t want to say I told you so, but when that move was made (Medlen replaced by Gearrin), I predicted that result to guy seated behind me in pressbox….
August 5th, 20123:18 pm
Wow! The freakin Astros!
Well, Archie seven other major league teams are interested in Cory.
August 5th, 20123:19 pm
Why is Gearrin
My kingdom… for a BIGTIME…RHH…for the Braves lineup.
That being said, I would have stuck with Medlin.
Maybe the old Venters will show up here.
August 5th, 20123:20 pm
Huge out. Huge
I am going to have cosmetic surgery if we loose two to the ’stros, I will be too embarrassed to appear in public
I stayed off to analyze the ebb and flow a bit more intensely–I want this series. In conclusion—after the fourth frame; I would not be under the impression that these Bravos possess any higher degree of urgency today than the had yesterday. A bit too relaxed and jovial as far as I am concerned—to hell with smiling and socializing at first base with brother astro….get serious, we need this win and, before I hear it….I say, yeah it’s one of 162, the boys have done better than average, but they are replete with the overall look of a non-championship team.
Why is Gearrin in major league baseball?
The A Bomb
CORY GEARRIN POURING CHAMPAGNE IN A LOCKER ROOM…..JUAN FRANCISCO ON WEIGHT WATCHERS………FREDI GONZALEZ MANAGING THE NL ALL-STAR TEAM….
THINGS YOU WILL NEVER SEE!
A manager would be nice
August 5th, 20123:21 pm
I wonder what the odds of a wild pitch bringing in the go-ahead run are for Venters, followed by a two-single.
I wonder if intentionally walking someone with Venters pitching is a good idea.
1957 Braves Fan
At least the Astros are going to the American League next year.
Couple of odd managerial decisions this inning, to me, but we got out of it tied.
August 5th, 20123:22 pm
Well, it turned out to be a good idea after all.
Don’t listen to him, fans. He’s in a bad mood and it’s only tied. He is trying to get in young people’s head.
August 5th, 20123:23 pm
That inning progressed better than I though it would. Venters looked impressive, but now the offense needs to show up and start doing something right.
If the Astros win, “It’s Bush’s fault.”
Capt. Mudd — I agree with the seeming lack of intensity. Despite what players say, I think when they get in a series with a struggling team they let go of their intensity, focus slips, and this happens.
Nice job by Venters…
Even with a win today, this will be a disappointing series. Losing two of three to these guys would be an unmitigated disaster.
August 5th, 20123:24 pm
Now let’s amp this damn thing up guys….offense go go go!
this isn’t football! A football mentality here. “Embarrassed”??? Please.
Offense has scored 4,2, And 1 against the Astros pitching staff??
King of Carrot Flowers
Nolie, condolences on another strong start by Medlen. Too bad Fredi made sure he can’t win it. You can take solace in that, at least.
Gonzalez overmanages as usual. I would have kept Medlen in rather than bring in Gearrin.
When Chipper retires as a player, can Wren just make him the manager and fire Freddi?
August 5th, 20123:25 pm
Can Freddi make one of those
Just to say something nice for a change….These Braves’ uniforms look REALLY good !!!
August 5th, 20123:26 pm
The idea, Jaded, for the Braves was to “at the least” go 8-2 on the home-stand. With a win today, they would have matched such expectations. Can’t complain about an 8-2 spark, considering they had previously been rather lackluster at home this year, this far (before this 10-game home-stand).
Hello everyne! Usually I don’t say any thing , but the Braves are hitting like crap, and we could see two wasted starts go down the drain. I’m just on to get the bats fired up. Come on let’s get it going!!!!!!! It’s the Astros!!!!!!!!!!Peace…….
I for one, wish he would stay another year or two. How about moving the Braves to the AL instead of the Astros? lol..
In agreement on the uniforms…I think they are my favorites
August 5th, 20123:27 pm
How come all of us KNOW Gearrin is nothing more than an AAAA player, but the esteemed field commander can’t see that?
And who in the hell is that Roseanne Barr-sounding moron screaming during these games?
@Lance….yes, I do understand the loss of focus part—we all have gone thru this—life is expensive emotionally/physically—that is why we must cherish the time we invest in someone like Kate Upton–or her likeness….it always gets better.
Dan Uggla = The Braves’ version of Rob Deer. (Look at the statistics!)
He’s been a deer-in-the-headlights lately, but let’s see what he does here…
August 5th, 20123:28 pm
Yeah, here’s comes Uggla. Wonder what will happen?
Cue the commercial.
Come on Dan!
Use those forearms, Dan!
Derrick, I agree it’s been a good homestand. I’m just talking about this series. Given that they had only won 10 road games all year and we came in red hot, I expected a sweep. You almost never expect a sweep in baseball, but this was a rare opportunity.
Uggla with RISP…
What a F cking surprise.
August 5th, 20123:29 pm
The A Bomb said: And who in the hell is that Roseanne Barr-sounding moron screaming during these games?
I was wondering if I was the only one who was wondering the same thing.
I believe that those ‘kids’(?) have Season Tickets, because they are at EVERY game.
They probably do not live too far from the game…
Is it 0-2 on Uggla yet ??
August 5th, 20123:30 pm
Why does Uggla have to always come to the plate in key situations?
Uggla will never be able t get outta any slump until he understands that he HAS to hit the ball up the middle or to right field in order to keep pitchers from pitching him exclusively outside.
Remember when we liked it when Uggla came up in a key situation?
Why in the living hell is Uggla batting 6th? Truly, a no-tool player.
August 5th, 20123:31 pm
Hearing some boo-birds on Uggla. Finally. A few fans are actually paying attention at Tooner Field.
well he didn’t hit into a DP
If you look in the dictionary under “suck” you see a picture of Uggla.
Braves are paying $13 million for a 5-year rehab assignment. Pathetic.
Dan is still looking for the key to the batter’s box.
0-2ggla pops up, what a f cking surprise.
In fairness to Gearrin the guy that hit the double off him hit 2 homeruns last night off the guy deemed good enough to trade best arm in the Braves system for. Very hot hitter.
August 5th, 20123:32 pm
Well, he came out of a slump last year and went on a tear, so I suppose he “knows” what he needs to do, but is trying too hard? Is that a good excuse? Ha!
I am really sick of Uggla’s struggles and terrible at bats.
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