2:02 pm August 7, 2012, by Carroll Rogers
August 7th, 201210:59 pm
Mine is and has been 95…..we’re real close.
August 7th, 201211:00 pm
i’m struggling to remember but didn’t we trade for a 1B that hit pretty good for the year or so he was with us?
August 7th, 201211:01 pm
You have to go back to Gary Sheffield to find a successful transaction involving a hitter who contributed to a Braves’ lineup. Jeez, wasn’t that in the last century or something???
nah, a lot of big leaguers never change their approach, afterall it got them to the point of being one of the approximately 1000 best players in the world. He may refine his mechanics, hopefully, but I doubt he makes any big lasting change in his approach. everybody here seems to forget that after the first two months he was leading NL second basemen in just about every stat there is.
hope he can bounce back. we’ll see
Teixeria yeah thats his name..
damn you, Tiger. Damn you, sir!
August 7th, 201211:02 pm
Hiya tiger, how ya doi’ buddy?
August 7th, 201211:03 pm
@tiger297…..Some folk only harken to his slow start…..in the long run, any fifth grader could tell the Mark was/is a fantastically gifted batsman.
capt – yeah my optimistic number is 96…but I’m a cynic so 92 it is-mainly because we have enough games left a swoon is almost inevitable
August 7th, 201211:04 pm
Colorado is not going to trade Carlos Gonzalez but for the fun of it, what are his home and away splits? Hitting .261 away with 7 HR this year if I read it right.
Still he is young and does have a relatively team friendly contract.
Don’t know why they would move him but he is someone who you would move top prospects for
August 7th, 201211:05 pm
sorry mike brilliant minds and all
nolie – i’m doing well just busy as heck
neither Tex trade worked out well for us but his stats while a Brave were amazing
When Uggly gets that cowboy boot out of his @ss….watch out/three run jacks will become the favorite ‘fast food.’
August 7th, 201211:06 pm
I saw this on Twitter last night, and thought it was an amusing twist from a Nats’ fan on ideas often expressed here:
Luke Russert @LukeRussert
Thank goodness #Nats 14 hits and a L wld have been terrible. Freckin #Braves won’t stop winning, it’s remarkable.
August 7th, 201211:08 pm
I unsuccessfully try to forget the Teixeira trade on a daily basis. Never has so much been given for so little (really, nothing) in return.
August 7th, 201211:09 pm
Cargo hits about 750 away for his career and over 1000 at home. so guessing he would be an 800 hitter at the Ted. not bad , but not really great either and starting 1n 2015 he is coming up on some big bucks
August 7th, 201211:10 pm
I can tell MiaBch has never been on the opposite side of a bad marriage
no, the Butler trade was nothing in return. Tex did just what was expected of him.
August 7th, 201211:11 pm
who would marry an old grouch like MBBF? j/k
August 7th, 201211:12 pm
But I thought the Braves sukk…. we’re not remarkable
August 7th, 201211:13 pm
VJ – there are very few things in the world that are truly unique
The A Bomb
Astros making the Nats work, at the very least.
Back to back extra inning games for the gNats. Maybe they’ll do an El Foldo and help us out.
August 7th, 201211:14 pm
Took the bunt off…
careful nolie she (she right I can’t remember sometimes) isn’t that far a drive from you
August 7th, 201211:15 pm
@VJ……Whenever it becomes apparent that we are not going away; naturally Nat fans are seeing a sweat drenched Stephen Strasburg ambulating in haste from a Sunday “nightmare” in Atlanta—my, my……….Could that happen again?
August 7th, 201211:16 pm
100-loss teams are so hard to watch.
Harper, Zimmerman, Laroche for the Nationals. Shoot the horse.
WASHINGTON 2 HOUSTON 2 TOP 11
LOL – never been married. Why buy the cow when you can rent the milk. But yeah, I can’t stand myself sometimes neither. That said, we manage alright.
This damn Astros are horrible.
August 7th, 201211:17 pm
MBBF a she? I thought he was some kinda sports coach, pointyball or sumthang?
I think you are thinking of MiBF in Michigan?
August 7th, 201211:19 pm
MBBF is Lou/Earl IMO
August 7th, 201211:20 pm
I still think the Marlins would dump Josh Johnson, who is signed next year for $13+ M, for two of our young pitchers and a good prospect. One would have to be Delgado or Teheran. That’s all they are doing now is dumping salary in a panic mode. I don’t care what they say publically money talks to that crew down there and if they can dump $13M and get two or three players that make their roster next year at $.5 M it could get done.
We need a true ace to compete in the playoffs.
Pathetic. That’s just how I feel about this organization’s ability to evaluate hitting
Well, you feel the need to create some kind of drama just about every night.
Anyway, just checked, and since the start of the 2006 season (the end of the golden era of Braves’ baseball), the Braves are 4th in the National League in runs scored. Just 28 runs behind 3rd place St. Louis, and substantially trailing only the Coors-fed Rockies, and the billion dollar Phillies.
Seems that someone in the organization has some idea about offensive baseball.
August 7th, 201211:21 pm
Agree, Sneaky Pete.
August 7th, 201211:23 pm
WASHINGTON 2 HOUSTON 2 BOT 11
August 7th, 201211:24 pm
One more chance for the Astros…
Well, if nothing else, Houston is wearing out Washington’s bullpen. 6 pitchers last night; only four tonight, but the night’s still young… hope they play 21 innings.
August 7th, 201211:26 pm
OK it’s the bottom of the 11th tied 2-2 at Houston. Justin Maxwell is already 0-4, and comes up third. Why can’t he do the same thing to the Gnats he did to the Braves. If there’s any justice he will hit one out for the win. Do the Gnats know how to pitch him and ATL doesn’t?
August 7th, 201211:27 pm
ah, there’s #5.
August 7th, 201211:28 pm
Why can’t Maxwell do the same thing he did against the Braves?
Because the Nationals saw the tape and have thrown him NOTHING but sliders. Dumb us.
August 7th, 201211:29 pm
Don’t know if you guys have seen this link, but this video that the Braves Fan Cave guy did on Chipper’s Twitter exploits is pretty darn clever:
Storen in for the Nats to face Francisco with 1 out.
August 7th, 201211:31 pm
Maxwell’s got the Uggla swing in full force.
August 7th, 201211:35 pm
MikeinFL: no drama, just call ‘em as I see ‘em. We’re all entitled to our opinions. As far as that stat, it means nothing when the team can’t hit in September. Tell ya what. I’m not a stat head, but I am sure someone can find how the Braves hit in September for the past six seasons-plus. Use that, a more accurate breakdown, and see what those numbers say.
Sometimes, perception is reality. You start getting it in your organizational DNA that when September comes, you go into a shell. That speaks to bad team construct and poor positional player evaluation. That’s how I feel. I’m a football guy, but am a Braves’ fan first. I get mad at ‘em, then go back to ‘em b/c the Braves are a lifetime relationship for me that goes back to the earliest reaches of my formative years.
Like any sports’ fan relationship, I get to love and criticize at my discretion. As do many on this blog.
August 7th, 201211:36 pm
What is it that the Gnats know about Justin Maxwell that the Braves don’t? Don’t they scout these games? He’s 0-5 tonight. BTW, “The A Bomb” Gametracker on MLB said the first two strikes were 4 seam fastballs. Struck him out with a slider. Don’t know how reliable that is.
August 7th, 201211:37 pm
Some classic Fredi quotes. Minor gave us a great chance to win other than Cole pitching a complete game shutout. What an astute command of the obivious.
August 7th, 201211:39 pm
Another Gem by Fredi. On Howard’s homer, it was a ball out over the plate, he’s a big boy, we have seen him do that before.
Of course the Gnats will come up with a way to manufacture a run here shortly, which is something that is not even in FG’s vocabulary.
August 7th, 201211:43 pm
There we go… Nationals win.
I guess the Astros magic only works against the Braves… go figure…
August 7th, 201211:44 pm
Nats lead oh well, got 2 months to make up 4 games … so that’s not really important right now. The unfortunate side of it, is that even with the Braves playing good baseball the Nats are still managing to gain in the standings when they do lose.
I rest my case.
I know sooner said it, then they did it. Somebody show FG the tape of this game and how to bunt and manufacture a run when you need to, and he will see why the Gnats are in first place playing at a .600 clip.
Shoot the horse.
August 7th, 201211:46 pm
Need to kick the Astros out of baseball…. they sukk so bad.
Good night folks!
August 7th, 201211:52 pm
The Cards closing in on the WC.
mercy braves have won 70% of the last how many games…and we are still bitching?
August 7th, 201211:53 pm
*****Hmmmmm****** Strange you just said that. I did an analytical study tonight(bored while the Braves were losing) and ran it out through the end of the year. The way I see it the Braves will have to avoid any kind of losing streak at all, and the Gnats will need to hit one of at least 6-7 games. If they keep playing at a .600 clip, or even close, and the Braves keep playing at a .575 clip, or even slightly higher the Gnats win the division by 3 games. I took each series for the Braves for the rest of the year and gave it optimistic results. So optimistic that in fact I came up with the Braves going 30-21 for the remainder of the games, which could be a stretch. I say the Braves finish at 94-68 and the Gnats finish at 97-65. I see the Braves chances of winning the division at only about 50/50 right now, and the wildcard could be in doubt with St. Louis getting hot with a 4 game win streak, and about to replace ATL as the 2nd wildcard team. Wish I could be more optimistic, but just can’t do it right now, in running the numbers.
Brad Mills looking for a promotion to the International League next season.
August 7th, 201211:55 pm
cards play 7 against the nats 6 against the reds and 6 against the pirates…I’m ok with them getting hot as long as they kick the crap outta those 3 teams (specally the nats & pirates)
Sarcasm…. I do it quite often, actually.
August 7th, 201211:57 pm
I also left out the 4 against the dodgers…so they can do some damage to a lot of the other wildcard contenders
August 8th, 201212:00 am
ummm the braves aren’t the 2nd place wildcard team
August 8th, 201212:03 am
If you pull up wildcard race on MLB.com, as I did earlier tonight, it shows the Braves as the 2nd WC team right now.
August 8th, 201212:05 am
Atlanta & Pittsburgh are basically tied for the Wild Card at this point- the Braves have one more win (63-47 to 62-47) and have played one more game
August 8th, 201212:06 am
And both have a 2.5 game lead on St. Louis
@Ace…..You still out there?
August 8th, 201212:07 am
Atlanta 63 47 .573 - 0
Pittsburgh 62 47 .569 - 0
Figure this one out from MLB.com Atlanta one more win but tied for the wild card with Pitt.
WASHINGTON 3 HOUSTON 2 FINAL – 12
Unbelivable catch by Bernardina.
Exercise in futility. AL West has to be salivating at all these extra wins next season. Can’t wait for them to get the hell out of the NL where they pad NL Central team’s records. Pathetic.
My mistake, ****tiger297***, as of now it’s reversed with the Pirates slightly ahead, but I swear it was the other way around earlier tonight(3-4 hrs. ago) I know the Braves lost but don’t know what the Pirates did tonight. Anyway, doesn’t much matter, it’s so close.
August 8th, 201212:08 am
Wow- Bernadina with a hell of a catch to end the game…would have at least tied it
The piece of monkey crap Astros have done it again.
It appears Maxwell’s exploits only work against the Braves… as he’s 1-for-8 so far against the Gnats…
August 8th, 201212:09 am
Pirates got smoked tonight by Arizona, 10-4
“it shows the Braves as the 2nd WC team right now”
the Pirate game probably wasn’t over when you looked, that’s why they were in front, they were still playing while the Braves had already lost. Then when they lost too, the standings went back to what they were with the Braves ahead by percentage points
Problem is St. Louis is hot as a firecracker right now, 4 game win streak, and we all know what happens when they get going at the end of the year. A 2.5 game deficit is nothing to them.
August 8th, 201212:10 am
maybe if you pulled it up after braves game ended and before pirates did…but its not that way now
cab – braves are 1/2 game up right now (know that won’t exist at the end of the season but today it do)
August 8th, 201212:11 am
St. Louis also lost tonight and the Dodgers are down 1-0 to the Rockies in the bottom of the 6th
August 8th, 201212:12 am
Just typing it as MLB has it listed- technically, yes, the Braves are .5 up based on the one more game they have played
August 8th, 201212:13 am
Although I suppose it is listed that way because there are 2 teams this year, so both are technically “leading” the wild card race…
August 8th, 201212:14 am
beauty of the 2nd wildcard especially with the cardinals schedule – for the cardinals to pass the braves they will ahve to beat up on the teams ahead or close to us. That helps us
August 8th, 201212:16 am
Aug 24 – Sept 2 is when we’ll probably know what team the Cardinals are (3 city road trip: Reds/Pirates/Nats). Their season could come down to the final 3 games against current NL Central leader, Reds (might be a series the Braves have to scoreboard watch while they’re playing the Pirates)
Anyways, I am off to bed…it’s really hot and I have to be up early.
Good night all!
August 8th, 201212:19 am
August 8th, 201212:20 am
I will say it now, and hope it doesn’t happen that way, but the make or break stretch for the Braves will be coming up soon. It’s from 17-26 August, a 10 game “B” of a schedule that has 3 with the Dodgers, 3 with Washington, and 4 with the Giants. That will tell the tale most likely.
August 8th, 201212:22 am
hmmm-i feel the same way about our 10 consecutive games against giants/dodgers/nats
reds have the easiest schedule remaining
August 8th, 201212:24 am
the best/worst part of baseball is despite how big that 10 game stretch is the braves likely go .500 through it and we don’t learn much except we aren’t out of it yet
when its sleepy time down south…
August 8th, 201212:25 am
Plus we have that end-of-the-year series at Pittsburgh.
20 years after Francisco Cabrera….think it’ll be a theme for those guys?
August 8th, 201212:49 am
Still working for another 40 minutes – at least my computer is back off the DL…
August 8th, 201212:50 am
Chipper Jones @RealCJ10
Stinker tonite. Tip of the cap to Hollywood! Thx for all the prayers for Shea. He is doing great after sinus surgery yest. Gotta win tmrw!!!
August 8th, 20121:18 am
Arizona is the same number of games out of first as the Braves, despite being only 2 games over .500…
August 8th, 20121:23 am
Time to prepare to go home…shutting down…
August 8th, 20121:29 am
Hello everyone! Not tipping my hat to Hammels. The Braves’ bats sucked again. Can’t blame Minor on this one too. Braves bats are terrible right now, and it needs to be fixed.
August 8th, 20121:31 am
Braves bats better wake up! Can’t do this against the Dodgers, and San Fran, as well as the Nats.
They all have good pitching.
August 8th, 20121:33 am
Wren please take my advice, and get us a bat. You’ll see this happen in the Playoffs.
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