2:46 pm August 11, 2012, by David O'Brien
August 11th, 20126:53 pm
I ses FREDI is putting his A TEAM out there tonight.
August 11th, 20126:57 pm
A TEAM less MARTIN.
August 11th, 20126:59 pm
Outta here for game. LETS GET A WIN TONIGHT.
Wow, so Tommy Hanson has assumed the vital role of blog whipping boy. Things have been going well on the field, so I was concerned the blog might not have any Brave player to hate.
I’ve never been a huge Hanson fan… frustrates the heck out of me watching him pitch. But until July when his shoulder worsened, he was pitching pretty well. A 3.59 ERA through June.
And we’re insulted that he wants to get back to work instead of pitching a rehab game? I guess we should be glad he feels strong, and competitive (fire, heart, grit, you know… you guys talk about it all the time)
Anyway, we’ll see what happens. Personally, I’m fine with him coming back and moving Meds to the ‘pen, where he is very valuable. And if Tommy’s not able to get it done, go back to plan B. Nice to have options.
Anyway, just a (seemingly) lone voice of support for one our own, Tommy Hanson!
August 11th, 20127:05 pm
Professional ball means the best get the ball. I, like others, hate Hansons velo and command left him. Hopefully, he’ll get it back but for him to pull a Chipper and want to do no rehab start is a little much especially considering how well the others are going right now.
August 11th, 20127:07 pm
McCann and Chipper back in lineup
August 11th, 20127:12 pm
Blog always has to have several whipping boys. Hanson is obviously top dog now
sorry, all brilliant ML managers that opt to comment here instead of assuming their rightful place with a ML team have already anointed Fredi as no. 1 and already retired that number. line starts at 2.
So; When Hanson comes back, gets roughed up the first couple of innings, which I hoped to be wrong, I hope he pitches lights out, but there’s some kinda mound presence you sense w/ these others, the confidence, the fight in them to get after the hitters, that sense of you feelin good about the game because of the mound presence. Knowing how to pitch, kinda maddux/glavine type of surety out there, I see the fight, the Dog in the fight, whenever sheets,maholm,MEDLEN pitch’n, Huddy, if the bone spurs ain’t affecting his release point, but he’s a Bulldog, I hope Hanson mabey can bring the fight w/ him, prove all of us wrong, cause’ medlen gets with it. Minor has shown good movement, working faster gett’n right after the hitter’s as well. But if Tommy keeps the other team off balanced, then mabey he’s back. Right now, still cring’n over that arm slot he’s got. When he’s holding the ball in thatarm slot, the hitter’s can see the grip, & kinda get an idea to what’s com’n.
Wish Freddi would put Uggla in between Freddi and Mac just to stay away from back to back lefties since Uggla hasn’t been terrible lately.
August 11th, 20127:14 pm
Good job, REED!!!
August 11th, 20127:18 pm
Promising start.. Not so much.
August 11th, 20127:19 pm
Santana is all over the place right now
August 11th, 20127:20 pm
August 11th, 20127:21 pm
Freeman is able to bail out JHey and Chip with some 2 out hittin.
I know what you’re saying, 74bravesjersey. Good post. Medlen, Sheets and Maholm have been a breath of fresh air. We’ll see how that plays out… been facing some very weak offensive teams the last couple of weeks. But I’m sure hoping they all continue to pitch well.
Anyway, I have no problem with whichever way the Braves play it with Hanson – I’m not insisting that he be given his spot back ’cause I do understand your point. Just don’t like everyone turning so hard on a guy that came up through the system, has given a lot of value, and is dealing with an injury.
If Tommy is still topping out at 87, or whatever, we probably need to sit him the rest of the year and hope he can recover by next season. But if he’s back to early season form, then it’s a good problem to have.
August 11th, 20127:22 pm
If Medlen pitches lights out, gets another win, still goes to the pen for Hanson, & if Hanson gets knocked around, how long will this experiment last? Medlens pitches have good movement, in & out, changes speeds well, keeps hitters off balanced, & Hansons too much cheese, why not keep the hot hand in there? Will there be a short leash for Medlen if Hanson struggles? Mabey Hanson will come out gunz-a-blaz’n & be that stud everybody would love to see, but right now, Medlens a stud as far as I’m concerned. Out!
Great 1st inning offensively for the braves. Now we need a quick bottom half of the 1st
August 11th, 20127:23 pm
Freddie our MVP!
August 11th, 20127:27 pm
Looked like strike 3 to me before the groundout
@MikeInFl; Point well taken Mike; & I’m not try’n to down the guy, I hope he comes back & be unbeatable, mabey a new approach has come his way, & he’s become reliable,counted on, I really hope so, but mabey w/ all the others doi’n so well, it causes him to step up his game, hope so.
August 11th, 20127:28 pm
Way to get it started, MEDS!!!
August 11th, 20127:29 pm
Way to carve em up meds!!!!!!!
No hitter still in tact – Good inning Meds – Lots os FBs on the black and 3 curves to Wright.
Good job, Kris!!
August 11th, 20127:30 pm
If Medlen pitches lights out, gets another win, still goes to the pen for Hanson, & if Hanson gets knocked around, how long will this experiment last?
Why you worried about it? We’ll see how things pan out. Obviously if Hanson is getting hit hard in his first couple starts, Medlen will be placed back in. All depends.
Coach (2012 Fredi's Beisbol Fandango)
De javu……2-0 Braves to start the game.
And Tommy “I throw 89 mph straight as an arrow Fastballs and nit pick to death” Hanson will push Medlen back to the pen. It’s going to happen, unfortunately.
August 11th, 20127:31 pm
Looking at the rotation at this moment, Hanson is still the weak link. Maholm is in the rotation as is Sheets. Minor has looked strong lately – robbed by the rain in his only short outing. I do not think that Hanson deserves a spot right now over those 3. That in my book leaves Hanson versus Huddy. Could Huddy use a 2 week DL stint to help his ankle? That would get us to September where it is easy to go to a 6 man rotation with extended rosters
August 11th, 20127:32 pm
I like Hanson a lot but right now we have better and more reliable options
70 walks for Uggla.
August 11th, 20127:33 pm
Uggla is a real good base runner.
August 11th, 20127:34 pm
Even if Uggla goes back into his funk it wont be as frustrating to me since he’s done away with that prepitch dance!
Great base running, guys!!!
I’ve never seen a pitcher with such horrible luck vs. us. Johan never gets a break.
Janish ….Good running Danny!
Meds with a hack there
August 11th, 20127:35 pm
Love seeing good hustle like that (Uggla to 3rd, Yanish to 2nd).
That’s why Uggla should bat in front of McCann. Uggla is not a base stealer but is a very good baserunner. Mac has kept him from taking an extra base a bunch of times this year.
August 11th, 20127:36 pm
Like I said, Santana has the worst luck ever vs. us. It’s awesome.
Santnas off his spots by feet not inches.
He hasn’t been very good since the No-Hitter that really wasn’t!!
August 11th, 20127:37 pm
FG might be a marble mouth at interviews, he might be a golden corral golden member, and he might be fooled by twitter, but he’s proven to me that he’s worlds better at playing the right players and making out more effective lineups than cox.
Only major issues with FG are playing struggla too much and playing Francisco. Roadrunner should be at AAA w his garbage OBP
Getting ugly for Johan.
August 11th, 20127:38 pm
Just assigned my students an essay so I can listen to the game without interruption for a half hour…had to stop listening for a couple of minutes to go over the math section we just did…
They need to do Santana a favor and get him out of the game
August 11th, 20127:40 pm
Hope the braves don’t let up. Big inning followed by a quick mets half
August 11th, 20127:41 pm
dang, he got a cheap out
Come on, Jason….
August 11th, 20127:42 pm
Well done, Jason!!!
Looky here, looky here!
Santana looks just about D.O.N.E.
A big———Carry on my Heyward Son……!!!
Santana isn’t well. Throwing BP but not very consistent in the zone.
August 11th, 20127:43 pm
Do the Mets have anyone up in the pen?
Bye bye Santana, see ya! too the showers……..
August 11th, 20127:44 pm
I’m glad to see the prepitch dance of Uggla’s gone too
i love this kind of boring one-sided game
August 11th, 20127:45 pm
hope Meds can pitch better than Huddy did when he had a big lead. He’s pitched great since coming to the rotation so hopefully we won’t have to worry about it
Once great but not anymore, the Mets are gonna hurt paying Santana off.
2012 33 New York Mets $24,000,000
2013 34 New York Mets $25,500,000
2014 35 New York Mets *$25,000,000
Chipper enjoys the Hit one @Citi-Field theme
August 11th, 20127:46 pm
If I were the Mets owner I’d have words with Collins leaving that guy out there like that that long! No excuse to leave a guy like Santana out there to get knocked around. Embarrassing for the coaches!!
It’s tough to watch…
– Joe Simpson, on Johan Santana recovering from injury but pitching poorly
I find it quite easy to watch as long as he’s in a Mets uniform.
Kinda sad for Johan but, I’m sure the Mutts aren’t losing any sleep over us losing Beachy & Simmons.
Santana never went fewer than 3 innings in a start before this season, when Braves have twice knocked him out after 1-1/3 innings
same thing as in April, 6 runs in the first two innings against Santana
August 11th, 20127:47 pm
So much for Santana’s scoreless streak at Citi Field against the Braves.
August 11th, 20127:48 pm
that was sure was a blast
Freeman sends that ball over the apple.
That ball was murdered…..
More hits and runs in this half inning than all last night.
Ike Davis, eat your heart out.
Freddie has 5 RBI in 1 1/3 inning. Not bad
August 11th, 20127:49 pm
That’s the ballgame folks, thanks for coming out.
I will guess that homer was around 460 feet, maybe more.
Freeman is a beast!
Over the Apple and into the BIG APPLE——-WOW that’s got to be 450 footer
Chipper might need a new phrase for that HR. Beyond Mammo.
Save some for tomorrow boys
nolie at 11:09 am
<emI am gonna guess that we will not score 6 runs off of Johan tonight
August 11th, 20127:50 pm
I wonder if Fredi G will an itty bitty amount of credit for this. Just like he gets blame when we lose.
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