1:50 pm August 13, 2012, by Carroll Rogers
August 13th, 20129:57 pm
Freeman’s BA on the first pitch took a big hit tonight. 0-4.
August 13th, 20129:58 pm
That’s the way to start a ninth inning rally!!!
Losing to the Padres!!
Keep it going!!
That pitcher thinks it’s “Civil War” night at the park with that facial stuff.
Back to our Old Monday Ways.
My prediction was dismally wrong.
August 13th, 20129:59 pm
Sorry performance tonite
Hate to see it for Minor (pitched ok)
I am trying to stay positive
Talk to everyone later
Very unispiring game. Crappy, stinky, sucky……………….pitiful
Sounds good and you deserve it all. @cabravesfan
We are in a pennant race, and we get one run against some piece of crap pitcher? Ugh.
Hugo Z Hackenbush
The weight-obsessed people here probably thought that “buns” was not a typo…
August 13th, 201210:00 pm
At least the one game play-in won’t be on a Monday.
So many automatic outs.
Well that didn’t take long. Oh well, can’t do anything about it tonight, go get ‘em tomorrow boys!
Mike Minor loses another start courtesy of the mighty Offense’s huge run support!
This is the best offense AND team in the whole world!
August 13th, 201210:01 pm
I almost posted that last guy looked like Chamberlin in Gettysberg but I was too disgusted
August 13th, 201210:02 pm
really looking forward to it, even if it’s only 1 night
Now it’s dinner time…
August 13th, 201210:03 pm
CONGRATULATIONS PADRES ON AN EASY WIN AT TURNER FIELD!
Yeah, too bad we don’t have a high-powered offense like that Texas team…you know, the one that scored two runs tonight against…someone named Phelps? And zero runs against that genius Derek Lowe?
August 13th, 201210:04 pm
another lefty faces erratic Huddy tomorrow. Maybe the bats can find one or two runs and Huddy can pitch a great rebound game
Time to re-evaluate…
Braves need to think about what they are out there for…
I need to think about why I’m wasting time watching and blogging such sorriness…
August 13th, 201210:05 pm
braves looked like dogs tonight. i dont get why we got Reed Johnson to face lefties yet we didnt start him last two nights and did nothing vs lefties. oh by the way when he started saturday vs santana, a LEFTY we won
The door swings both ways Marko…
Jordon with a tip your cap.
August 13th, 201210:06 pm
Losing 2 games in a row is completely unacceptable. The Nats have not lost 2 in a row since May, 2008…
August 13th, 201210:08 pm
Damn it all, we missed out on Dempster and his 8.31 ERA…
What a team.
Padres Won 52— Lost 65
Our GREAT TEAM — Won 66— Lost 49
HAVE NO DRIVE
The A Bomb
August 13th, 201210:09 pm
Padres are 32-24 since June 12.
August 13th, 201210:11 pm
Someone’s looking forward to Hudson tomorrow night. Lest I remind you, he had a 6 run lead last time out, and blew it. Some people have a short memory. One thing about it. The Padres should be able to work on their dismal road record while facing the Braves. If not for the Cubs they would have the worst.
August 13th, 201210:12 pm
Braves Offense = choke, choke, gag, gag, whiff, whiff, pop up, dribble, dribble, go sit down.
August 13th, 201210:14 pm
The worst thing about losing 2 games in a row is the fact it was against the Mets and the Padres!
August 13th, 201210:15 pm
Just imagine how it would be to root for one of the 14 NL teams which has scored less runs than the Braves…
August 13th, 201210:17 pm
Feast or famine. Hekyl and Jekyl.
August 13th, 201210:19 pm
with a poor showing against the dodgers the pirates are in danger of falling out of the playoff race completely (and losing game 1 puts LA 1.5 games back of them)
August 13th, 201210:20 pm
No, the worst thing about two losses in a row is having to read the brain-dead blatherings of the fair-weather fans here…
August 13th, 201210:21 pm
The Braves can’t lose two in a row against teams like the Mets and Padres and expect to gain against the Nats. Their staff is too strong and they have a solid lineup top to bottom. The best prospect in baseball, Bryce Harper, is on the bench because he’s hitting .250 since the break. I agree with the comments that a 1 game wild card game doesn’t favor the Braves because they don’t have a shutdown guy like Kershaw. So I guess we’ll watch the Braves choke in another playoff game this year. At least it will only be one night. And Dave, while the schedule may favor the Braves, they have only 1 day off for the next month which doesn’t help Chipper, Hudson, McCann who have had injury issues this year. Another missed opportunity the last two nights. Can’t afford many of those if you want to play more than 1 playoff game.
August 13th, 201210:22 pm
We don’t play well enough at home, not really an advantage for us.
Hugo Z Whackenoff must be Lobosolo in disguise.
August 13th, 201210:24 pm
Ummm…Bryce Harper sat out only 1 game several days ago – he’s already struck out tonight…
August 13th, 201210:25 pm
Freddi says hes going to 6 man rotation the rest of the month to see who does the best and then see who gets the 5 spots.
Funny that the pitchers have to perform and earn their spots but some of the position players can suck for days and months on end yet their names just keep getting penciled in every day.
Nats already have an early lead against the Giants
August 13th, 201210:26 pm
We had a great shot at breaking the brooms out against the AAA Astro’s and Struggling Mets but didn’t get it done.
August 13th, 201210:27 pm
After last seasons collapse we probably should root for the Nats against the likes of Pitt SF LA just to help us get to a wild card game which we all know we will lose anyway
August 13th, 201210:30 pm
Jason Heyward has struck out 3 times in a game 9 times this season and has 116 Ks on the season. He’s K’d in 28% of his ABs…..
August 13th, 201210:31 pm
another lefty tomorrow – i bet Reed stays put on bench – btw last 2 starts for tomorrows starter Clayton Richard – 2-0 16IP 1 Run
August 13th, 201210:38 pm
Matthew Diaz @diazfoundation
Thanks for asking bout my thumb have surgery wed am. Ill miss bein part of this playoff run, but now I’m the biggest braves fan w y’all
August 13th, 201210:43 pm
“VBF” JHey pales in comparison to Uggla and his SO’s vs salary. Heyward is making $565K this year and Mr. Uggs is at $13M. Uggs also has lots more experience. JHey may have K’d 28% of the time but before tonight’s game Uggs had a 34% rating for strikeouts. When you compare the two, it’s actually hard to comprehend.
August 13th, 201210:44 pm
No biggie… we got ourselves a better lefty killer… and he can hit righties too!
Looked totally different at the plate tonight than last night… inconsistent. Still in a good position for the playoffs.
August 13th, 201210:45 pm
Hadn’t checked the stats but he isn’t leading the team in K’s is he?
He’s probably 3rd!
August 13th, 201210:46 pm
Since the Giants beat us 2 outta 3 and the Nationals embarrassing us we’ve won 6 consecutive series with only sweeping once outta the 6. So were on a awesome stretch but still find ourselves 5 games back lol…
August 13th, 201210:51 pm
Dan Uggla is 5th in MLB in strikeouts and Heyward is 11th and Bourn 14th. No other Brave until 72nd Freeman
Looks Like Popeye and Rakes Like Olive Oyl
For people not that worried about the Nats and who think they are STILL a fluke, a large number of you seem fixated with them.
By the way, I guess the near orgasmic reaction to “Popeye” having a couple of good games, may have been a tad premature. What year are the die hards willing to wait for until they concede that Popeye just may have lost SOMETHING around 2010?
August 13th, 201210:54 pm
And the Nationals don’t even waste time scoring a run.
August 13th, 201211:01 pm
And they have now loaded the bases …
August 13th, 201211:03 pm
We should all either become Nats fans or just go ahead and hand them the WS rings… they’re invincible.
August 13th, 201211:04 pm
Chipper Jones @RealCJ10
Pops always said if u dont have anything good to say, keep ur mouth shut! Nothin good happened tonite. Gotta turn it around tmrw w/ Huddy!
Sounds like a definite sub 500 team we’re talking about tonight, huh. Before Sunday, what was our run differential in the past 2-3 weeks?
But heck no, you’re not allowed to have a couple of games where you don’t kill the competition.
Some of you folks are re dick u lus.
and yes, the Nats are a better team than the Braves.
August 13th, 201211:06 pm
Damned Freddie Freeman. Don’t he know we need him to hit a dinger EVERY night?
postgame quotes are up!
August 13th, 201211:07 pm
Chipper’s hating on the team …….
LaRoche walked to bring a run home, and Morse singles in another…
August 13th, 201211:08 pm
Nats playing station-to-station – Espinosa single…
DS1: It’s blasphemy to say the Nats are better… according to scoots and others (myself included) the Nats are going to fall back to earth… They’ve been going at this (out-of-the-world) pace for 4 months now…
August 13th, 201211:09 pm
Vogelsong’s ERA creeping upward…
Post game quotes? Just a buncha cap tippin……..
August 13th, 201211:10 pm
Giants + big hole + playing at home = loss in the making
And Bernadina with an infield hit…
Another great job by Fredi motivating these players.
August 13th, 201211:11 pm
Personally, I think we might have a better team. But maybe not. But then again, I am the optimist. But even I can be happy with the record we have tonight. It’s a long season, and a lot can happen between now and October.
I’ll keep the faith.
Yes, because the players are to stupid to know that they are supposed to want to win – excellent point!
Got the email… thanks.
August 13th, 201211:12 pm
Nats are rolling the Giants
Vogelsong ERA from 2.27 to 2.72…
August 13th, 201211:13 pm
Astros really sukk… this is from when they played the Nats…
Bochy got kicked out, and 3 more runs scored – I thought fighting was supposed to fire up the troops…
August 13th, 201211:16 pm
That’s about 4 singles now where the Nats’ runner on 2nd stopped at 3rd…(okay, so I’m grasping for something to knock them with)…
Agree with ya DS1… I’m an optimist too. I think that when we’re on, we’re better than the Nats, but unfortunately, they’ve had their way with us this year, and they haven’t slumped too much against other teams… Can only hope that they’re like the Braves of 2010 and that they fall out of first place at the end.
Take out the Nats, and I think we have an “easy” road to the World Series.
Cap tippin time in the city by the bay!
August 13th, 201211:17 pm
Get some sleep you guys. This team has had its once a decade type collapse. Well, the “old” Nats could never have been referred to as having a “once a decade collapse”, but this is not that old team. I Know!! I Know!!! They will NEVER keep up this pace.
Ryan Dempster with another bad start…. good for him.
August 13th, 201211:18 pm
Amanda Comak @acomak
In 21 previous starts this season, Ryan Vogelson hadn’t allowed more than 4 ER in any outing. It’s 8-0 #Nats in the third right now.
Those Nats just hit.
A grea quote by Fredi. Not to point anyone out but FREEMAN only saw four pitches the rest of the night after his first at bat.
It’s all about getting hot at the right time of year. It could happen, and it could just as easily not happen too.
But we’ll hope for the best.
If we play like we have so far in August, we’ll get to the WS and lose when we go cold the last 2 games. Shyt happens.
August 13th, 201211:20 pm
Concerning Dempster, couldn’t happen to a nicer guy! And that comes from the heart.
2 and 2/3 and Vogelsong hits the showers, he looked very Santana-ish tonight
August 13th, 201211:21 pm
I’m outta here. Gonna go see whats on the Food Network. Later fans.
Prior to tonight
VJ, I am sure you have had some students you had to motivate. While a professional ball player should be ready to play, it is still part of the managers job to have them ready.
August 13th, 201211:24 pm
And because they did not hit well tonight automatically means the manager did not have them ready? Do you think Bruce Bochy failed to properly motivate Vogelsong tonight?
Nationals are on the Road vs a contending team and have a 8 run lead and likely to gain another game on us as we only scored 1 run at home vs a bottom of the barrel team. While we will most likely come back and win this series were not gaining any ground.
Ryan Dempster feels like a complete idiot about now. So glad the trade didn’t go threw…. Trading 5 years of Delgado for 2 months of Dempster.. Would have been a loss in my book with anything less than a NLCS appearance.
August 13th, 201211:28 pm
Sorry folks but the Braves ain’t catching the Nats unless the Nats completely fall apart. It could happen but not likely they way they’ve been playing.
The Braves could easily win a one game playoff. Unless the opposition throws a soft tossing 5W 14L lefty with a 4.55 ERA.
August 13th, 201211:29 pm
To see how he has just blown up in his 2 starts…. granted it’s the AL, but still… brings me some satisfaction.
Just makes me wonder how some thought that the trade was okay… The guy was gonna fall off, and to give up Delgado for that was just awful.
August 13th, 201211:30 pm
final gamer is up
August 13th, 201211:31 pm
Hopefully the Nationals go threw a rough stretch soon so we can catch em. I believe the team we have now will be better than the team we field next season. Just no way we’ll be able to replace Chipper and Bourn with better or equal talent. It will mainly be up to Heyward and Freeman to take the next step as producers.
Thank you so much Carroll. I guess it’s back to DOB tomorrow?
August 13th, 201211:32 pm
Thanks for your hard work Carroll. It could not have been easy to sit through this game
I do appreciate all the endless work you and DOB do to cover this team.
August 13th, 201211:33 pm
ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo
Ryan Dempster allowed his grand slam on a slider. He’s allowed 4 HR on his slider with Rangers, had only allowed 3 w/slider with Cubs in2012
August 13th, 201211:34 pm
“Sorry folks but the Braves ain’t catching the Nats unless the Nats completely fall apart. It could happen but not likely they way they’ve been playing.”
Thanks for the heads up Tony.
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