1:50 pm August 13, 2012, by Carroll Rogers
August 13th, 20129:11 pm
Offense at its best.
It feels like a playoff atmosphere tonight.
This is how I picture a one-game playoff would end.
August 13th, 20129:12 pm
you think the braves would still try to hit homeruns if the wind was blowing in 90 miles an hour?
Maybe if we switched managers for the last 3 innings the Braves would score some runs. Mr. Black is taking Mr. Gonzalez to school tonight on how to score a run here and there, and the use of that outdated tool, THE BUNT!
if we lose tonight im sure chipper will blame minor for not keeping the other team shut out for 7 or 8 innings
August 13th, 20129:15 pm
Gotta love our offensive output tonight. Great stuff.
August 13th, 20129:16 pm
Oh, so it IS possible to drive a ball out tonite???
Nah we couldn’t use Headley, according to some on here he’s just an average player….
August 13th, 20129:17 pm
Nothing like getting embarrassed by a bad team.
Chip Carey never gets bothered by anything….just as happy as a lark at all times. Irritating. See? As Headley homers as if on cue.
Just tuned in. Three hits? Good God! Three hits? If we had attempted nothing but bunts the entire game, wouldn’t we have three hits by now?
there’s an insurance run i’m not really sure they need
Durbin grabbed his Gas Can and came into pitch it onto the fire.
This is going to seem like a duh comment but we have too many guys having crappy ABs even when we win. Nonproductive even when we do have runners on. Not even hitting a hard foul ball or fouling one straight back and on it. Just dinky little ground balls or pop ups against this guy throwing 67 mph curves and high 80 changes.
Hey, heres a thought. Why doesn’t somebody go up there and think “let the ball travel and get deep, and go the other way with it”
“abeeeewright” post at 8:35PM be abeeeeeeeeewrong! Maybe that’s against anybody but the Braves.
August 13th, 20129:18 pm
Good nite all. Enough for one night….
August 13th, 20129:21 pm
THE DINGER FLINGER STRIKES AGAIN! AND HAVANA FATS SHOWS GOING TO A SIX MAN ROTATION HE CANNOT MAKE A HARD DECISION. WHAT A PANT LOAD!
I’ve got no TV tonight. What is this guy tossing that we have three hits? Heater at 93? What is he tossing? I’m sort of pissed that we have three hits against a crappy team.
Hugo Z Hackenbush
Yes, whiny bitches, go to bed and sleep the sleep of the innocent. After all, the Braves never come back in games, so please get your beauty sleep and spare us your dull-witted observations…
August 13th, 20129:23 pm
It’s already a given…if the Braves go into the playoffs as a wildcard team, they will face a lefty in the one game playoff.
Clearly the Braves epic “comeback” has carried over to another Monday night letdown.
Last time I checked by the way, a comeback is when you win.
Looks like soreness in Mac’s left knee
August 13th, 20129:24 pm
Wow, this team sure knows how to look like a bunch of losers.
67 to 75 mph curves, 78 mph chane ups and we are hitting everything with our back foot in the air.
August 13th, 20129:25 pm
Anybody like to know how much Uggla gets paid per at bat? Well, I will tell you anyway. Based on $13M, it’s $20,000 per plate appearance, using an estimated 650 PA’s. Just to keep it simple. Must be nice!
What a stinker again. Did the Braves go out drinking in New York or what? McCann and the team are playing down right awful.
“It’s already a given…if the Braves go into the playoffs as a wildcard team, they will face a lefty in the one game playoff.”
Haha yeah i was thinking the same thing. If the team the Braves face don’t have a left hander in the rotation then they will call one up to put on the playoff roster to face them.
McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:
Capt.Mudd Looks like soreness in Mac’s left knee
August 13th, 20129:26 pm
So his fastball is 88, plus or minus? Is he even tossing a fastball? Or his he throwing EVERYTHING slower than BP? Dang, you would think we would make that adjustment the 2nd and 3rd time around.
August 13th, 20129:27 pm
No excuses….but there will be.
August 13th, 20129:28 pm
Looks like we are very determined to continue going up there and pull every ball so in case he does throw that fastball on the inner half we’ll be ready for it.
August 13th, 20129:29 pm
Looks like the Nats will be playing free and easy tonight in SF.
September coming 3 weeks early this year.
August 13th, 20129:30 pm
BMac has enough padding on his hind end that didn’t hurt!
August 13th, 20129:31 pm
Lefties not named Johan Santana continue to be the Braves’ kryptonite. Niese and Stults have beaten us handily the last two nights.
August 13th, 20129:32 pm
Maybe is was a little premature in naming Fredo manager of the year.
August 13th, 20129:33 pm
Nice inning, Cory.
Dang, you’re a bunch of big leaguers. Make an adjustment, OK? Against a knuckle baller I could see it. But some guy throwing curves and changes, topping out at 78?
So he just out smarted us, that’s the bottom line?
August 13th, 20129:34 pm
Cory is doing well
August 13th, 20129:35 pm
Stepping back, looking at the big picture, we thought we got the big right handed bat with Uggla.
my hope is that simmons coming back and maybe seeing ross face lefties will help but im really not sure what can be done about these games against lefties
@McFann…..When he came out of the batters box last up he grabbed his left knee cap while heading up the line rather slowly—perhaps nothing of significance
August 13th, 20129:38 pm
This team has over achieved so far.I have little faith they could win a one game playoff on the road or at home.Bourn and Chipper gone.Gotta cut bait with JJ,Hanson.If they could move Caveman,Fatman, and Hudson they could really build something solid.Heyward much improved but not the type of 3 hole hitter for a real contender.
Curses. I did see him kinda bend down, but then the camera cut to a different angle (and the channel got changed briefly between innings, so I can’t rewind it)…He came back out to catch though, so…maybe he just turned it funny and it hurt for just a few seconds…That’s all he’d need, for crying out loud!…
August 13th, 20129:39 pm
Beyond pathetic at this point.
Oh well, whatever… screw these losers.
McCann was hot for two weeks this season. 235 does not cut it. 214, Uggla, does not cut it.
Severe doubts about extending McCann.
August 13th, 20129:40 pm
The real pro Prado
Shutout over – Bourn scores from 1st!!!
Prado w/a nice little triple – Chipper needs to keep this ‘rally’ going
The Braves better hope that no team gets hot and makes a run at the wilcard. They wat they go about rebounding after a bad loss and their inability to do well against lefties is foretelling. Times like this the team needs a leader to rise up and pull everybody together. Who will it be?
August 13th, 20129:41 pm
It looks clear to me the Braves didn’t prepare for this game and this pitcher. They’re obviously tired fro the travel and getting in late. But also my opinion is they didn’t either have the energy or desire to prepare for this unknown Padres pitcher.
At least they’re showing a bit of a pulse now. Might be too late now though.
LOOKIN GOOD BRAVES!!! LOL
Hugo – you know where you can stick it, you pathetic jerk…
Nite again. It’s called being tired and having a job. Try it, Hugo.
August 13th, 20129:42 pm
CTB – earlier one of the broadcast team said this was the Braves 4th time against this guy – should know a bit about him by now.
The late night, rain delay, whatever the cause, the Braves haven’t (so far) seemed to care much about this game.
Prado is heating up. Good to see.
I do Phillip. Every day. No sympathy for you.
Old man – Heres pitch sequences
Yawnish 84 change, 68 curve, 88 mph FB = F-9
Reed missed the first pitch, 76 Change, 88 Fb, 87 FB down the middle, 79 change = 5-3
Bourn 77 curve called strike, 72 curve swing and miss, 81 curve low and away, 87 FB infield hit toward SS.
Prado 77 change away, 78 change inside, 85 mph fb triple to left. Should mention that the last decent hit was prado. Had a line drive up the middle last AB.
Pitching change – You get the idea. Been this way the whole boring night. Prado the only one with a plan. Not talking about results but he obviously has a plan. Everyone else popping up or rolling over the top hitting slow rollers.
August 13th, 20129:44 pm
I can’t wait to read some of the comments about “late night” games when the team is on the west coast soon…
August 13th, 20129:45 pm
Well you can forget about the manager doing it, that’s for sure!
@McFann….Rest assured it is not serious or thr trainers and Fredi would sit him; he just kinda skipped/limped for the first step or two and I was trying to fing out something myself–by mentioning it, I trust you will be at least comforted by his continuation in this game.
Braves are 19-24 against lefties. Could be 19-25 in four more outs without a rally.
For comparison, San Francisco is 24-11.
Braves are the only team in the NL in playoff contention with a losing record against lefties.
August 13th, 20129:46 pm
Come on, Jason…
Amen to what you said. At this rate of pay, you should be expected to do the drill down EVERY game, all 162. They did not do the drill down on this game. If you know you have jet lag, if you know he is a junk ball pitcher, make the dang adjustments. Bunt, go opposite way, take pitches for walks, extend the count, get his pitch count up, get into their pen, etc. HE SHOULD NOT BE AN UNKNOWN PITCHER IF YOU ARE DOING YOUR JOB.
swing at one in the dirt
Very bad at bat by Heyward – Guess he didn’t see the spin on those sliders
August 13th, 20129:47 pm
Dang Heyward has the strikeout swing working of late. That at bat right there and the last one last night looked awful.
It’s just not fun rooting for this team…
Another fantastic at bat from Heyward.
Heyward can looked completely overmatched a times
If you had any sense of decency cab, you’d do something about that darn pacific time zone…
JHey got to calm down. No need to throw him a strike right now b/c he’s swinging at everything.
TAKE A SEAT HEYWARD!!! NICE. REAL NICE!!!! LOL
August 13th, 20129:48 pm
Derek Lowe with 4 shutout innings to get the save for the Yankees against the high powered Texas offense.
It worked just fine when the Braves were in the NL West Stupid realignment…
August 13th, 20129:49 pm
Time to move Heyward back down in he lineup until he can start recognizing pitches again.
Capt.Mudd I trust you will be at least comforted by his continuation in this game.
You’d think so, wouldn’t ya?…
He prolly won’t play tomorrow, anyway—Timmy starting and another friggin’ lefty going for the Padres…
Enee, Meenee, Minee, Jim
Was Jason the only person in the whole southeast that didn’t know that 3-2 slider at his shoe tops was coming? Jason is looking like Jason circa 2011
Jason Heyward, struck out swinging.
Gosh, he’s almost never done that before.
August 13th, 20129:50 pm
Bah Humbug on this game too
“Braves didn’t have the energy or desire to prepare for this pitcher”??? Ok, sure…that must be it.
August 13th, 20129:51 pm
For future reference….against a starting left handed pitcher there should not be 2 left handed batters out of the first 3 hitters.
Now I don’t watch much of any other MLB teams except the Braves, so I don’t know if any other teams look as obviously lethargic as ATL does at times, but I’m sure they do. Jet lag, etc. When the camera zoomed in on the players before 1st pitch, they looked like zombies. I thought Freeman was going to fall over and take a nap and use 1st base as a pillow.
These aren’t “little” mid May games any more.
Ryan Dempster Sux
D-Lowe with a 4-inning save in his debut with the Yanks … and Ryan Dempster still sux
Keep it to a save situation here.
Braves have the “big guns” coming up in the bottom of the ninth.
August 13th, 20129:52 pm
Why is my comment awaiting moderation?
What did I say that was offensive?
August 13th, 20129:53 pm
Chipper, Freeman, Uggla get on base.
McCann ends it with a granny.
those 5 useless runs we got lastnight would look good tonight
August 13th, 20129:54 pm
Sounds good to me!…
Big buns been shooting blanks
Ordinarily I might agree with you and even now don;t disagree but who would you move up??
August 13th, 20129:55 pm
njbraves, Minor has been on a decent roll against the Padres lineup which is pretty terrible, and you have Chipper and Freeman in the middle of your lineup. They very easily could’ve brushed off doing much of any homework on the SD pitcher tonight to get a few hours of sleep and movie time in.
Maybe not, just a thought.
Big guns, not big buns
Hi cabravesfan, how are u tonite…..ralley cap on
McFann … that prediction was for you.
I would love to hear about the meeting that the non-pitchers had to discuss Stults before the game. But I can’t, because it didn’t happen. In the real world, if you say you can’t make the sales staff meeting because you go in late last night from a trip, well, you are no longer on the sales staff. Honestly, I would like to know what kind of prep the hitters got on this guy they have never faced.
August 13th, 20129:56 pm
aside from feeling a little stabby, I’m ok. You?
Counting down the days until the boys are here so I can go see them again
Also looking forward to a little mini-vacation
August 13th, 20129:57 pm
After enee’s “big buns” mistake, I was tempted to post the lyrics to Spinal Tap’s “Big Bottom.”
Should be noted that Gearrin has an ERA of 0.87.
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