Braves look to Hudson for another “W” after an “L”

(Staff writer Carroll Rogers is filling in for David O’Brien.)

It feels a little like déjà vu for me today, with Tim Hudson on the mound, coming off a Braves loss, and me digging for the stat I used less than a week ago in Philadelphia. Too bad I doodled it on a piece of paper that didn’t make it home in the bag and will have to re-figure it.

Hudson has pitched 11 times after a Braves loss this season, and in those games he’s gone 7-2. (The team has gone 9-2). His ERA jumped from 3.84 ERA to 4.37 in starts after losses his last time out, when a five-run fifth inning ruined his outing against the Phillies. But the Braves still rallied to win 12-6.

Huddy with a happier memory from his last start vs. Phils

Huddy with a happier memory from his last start vs. Phils

Hudson said that night he’d felt great for the first four innings and then all of a sudden the wheels came off.

“I went about four innings where I hardly missed a spot to a 25-pitch stretch where I don’t know that I really hit one,” he said.

Hudson had a pretty good idea that night what the problem was – “I need to clean up a few things in my delivery in the stretch. I think that’s the root of the problem,” he said – so I’d imagine he spent much of his bullpen session between starts focusing on that.

When Hudson has gotten beat this year, it’s usually been one inning that haunted him, which would seem to reinforce his theory that once he starts pitching from the stretch he has a hard time getting consistency from his pitches.

He’s given up six or more runs in four starts this season, and in all four of those starts, four or more runs have come in one inning. There was a five-run first inning on May 4 at Colorado, a four-run first inning on May 25 against Washington, a four-run first inning on July 1 against Washington, and the five-run fifth last Wednesday in Philadelphia.

We’ll see if Hudson can get back on track tonight against the Padres and left-hander Clayton Richard, who has been awfully tough lately. Richard has won back-to-back starts in August while allowing one earned run in 16 innings. He’s coming off a complete game shutout against the Cubs.

He’s struggled with the Braves in his career, though, going 0-4 with a 7.36 ERA in four starts. He gave up three runs in 4 2/3 innings on June 1, 2011 the last time he faced them. He’s made it six innings only once in the four starts. Brian McCann is 5-for-7 with four RBIs against Richard. Chipper Jones is 6-for-11 off him.

Eye on the Nats

The Nats opened up their biggest lead in the division all year at 5 ½ games last night after a 14-2 win over the Giants. The “biggest lead” part is true for them, but the Braves have been as far behind them as six games on July 4 and 5, back when Paul Maholm was pitching for the Cubs and shutting the Braves down, and the Mets were in second place, 4 ½ games behind the Nats.

But the Braves have got to win tonight, or the Nationals have to find a way to lose, to avoid seeing that gap widening to its largest of the season on the Braves.

Gonzalez and the Nats have been doing a lot of this

Gonzalez and the Nats have been doing a lot of this

The Nationals got Ryan Vogelsong for eight runs in 2 2/3 innings in a 14-2 win last night, the guy who had been leading the National League in ERA. He went from first in ERA (2.26) to tied for third (2.72) overnight.

Tonight going for the Nationals is the guy who overtook Vogelsong for the NL lead in ERA, and it’s not Stephen Strasburg or Gio Gonzalez, it’s Jordan Zimmermann, who has a 2.35 ERA

Braves pitching has actually been better than the Nats pitching this month (2.55 ERA for the Braves > 2.84 ERA for the Nats) but they’re not able to keep up with the Nats’ offense.

The Nats have scored 170 runs since the All-Star break to lead the majors. They have score 78 runs in August while going 11-3 for an average of 5.57 runs per game. The Braves have gone going 7-5 in August while averaging 4.75 runs per game (57 runs total). Washington’s .277 team batting average in August is third in the National League, while the Braves are 12th at .235.

They could start with a little more patience tonight. As manager Fredi Gonzalez pointed out, the Braves got away from their usual game plan of “battling” pitchers.

Eric Stults threw 101 pitches last night and faced 29 batters. That means each batter saw an average of 3.48 pitches per plate appearance. Freddie Freeman was the poster boy for aggression last night. He loves the ambush, but he might have taken it a bit far, going 0-for-4 on four pitches.

Freeman swung at the first pitch in each of his four at-bats, and while he nearly got a hit with a shot in his first at-bat when Cameron Maybin robbed him in center field, he didn’t come close again on a ground out and two more fly outs.

Six-man rotation

Just thinking back to Hudson’s last start, and Mike Minor’s before that – because of the off day on Thursday, those two are going on an extra day’s rest. It’s something they’ve done multiple times this year. So if the concern about the change to a six-man rotation is that it gets pitchers out of their rhythm, I’m thinking the schedule does that too, with the occasional off day, so maybe it’s not that big of a deal.

Entering tonight, Hudson is 4-0 with a 1.91 ERA in four starts on five days’ rest this season, compared to 5-3 with a 4.48 ERA in 11 starts on normal four days’ rest.

To me, the dangerous part in this decision is what you do about the extra player. When Tommy Hanson is activated from the DL on Friday, if you send down a reliever like Cory Gearrin or a Luis Avilan, aren’t you holding your breath for no rain delays, no short outings by a starter, no extra innings games?

Whoever the Braves send down has to stay down for 10 days – or until the end of the minor league season, whichever comes first (Gwinnett goes until Sept. 3) – unless there’s an injury and he’s replacing someone on the DL. So even when rosters expand Sept. 1 you wouldn’t be able to bring the guy back right away.

Seems to me the Braves would almost rather go short a position player, but then what to do you there? If Tyler Pastornicky is sent down, that would leave Martin Prado as your only backup shortstop, and we saw how quickly that can come into play the night Jack Wilson went down with a finger injury.

Wilson, by the way, had a setback with his finger, so I don’t know how soon he’d be available again. Andrelton Simmons is still looking at early September at best. He was examined by the Braves hand specialist last night and hoped to begin light throwing soon.

Some other late night news in case you missed it, about Matt Diaz being out for the rest of the season in all likelihood, now that he’s facing surgery on his thumb. And wasn’t that Derek Lowe I saw in pinstripes last night, pitching four shutout innings of relief in his debut with the Yankees? The guy keeps on coming.

OK lineup and more from ballpark shortly.

1,123 comments Add your comment

Gustopher

August 14th, 2012
2:32 pm

Heisenberg

August 14th, 2012
2:32 pm

The only reason Hudson keeps getting a chance for a W after an L is because who he follows in the rotation.

VaBravesFan

August 14th, 2012
2:43 pm

Im being sarcastic here but from the way it looks we have stellar pitching. We have so many good pitchers that we have to do a 6 man rotation. Oh yeah Delgado and Teheran isn’t even included and Beachy is on the disabled list. But yeah we need a top pitcher add for next season. LOL

TheOnlyBravesFan

August 14th, 2012
2:44 pm

Thanks CR!

TheOnlyBravesFan
August 14th, 2012
2:41 pm

WHY, WHY would he agree to sign a two year deal for only 1M more for the second year???

That’s what I said… he wouldn’t agree to it… likely means that he will be our ace/top pitcher. Not much money for another top SP unless they go cheap in CF/LF (or Juan gets to start at 3B)

Gustopher

August 14th, 2012
2:45 pm

Great blog Carroll. I sent my girlfriend (huge Braves fan) an email about DLowe getting signed by the Yankees and from what I read in the New York Times he may have worked out some bugs in his mechanics (again)

TheOnlyBravesFan

August 14th, 2012
2:45 pm

Wilson, by the way, had a setback with his finger, so I don’t know how soon he’d be available again.

No biggie, take all the time you need Wilson. We’re fine at backup SS now. Got ourselves 2 better options.

jeffrey d

August 14th, 2012
2:45 pm

Thanks for the great work, Carroll!

The only reason Hudson keeps getting a chance for a W after an L is because who he follows in the rotation.

Mike Minor? Who’s given up 2 or fewer runs in 5 of his last 7 starts? Or 3 or fewer runs in 7 of his last 7 starts?

MFin04

August 14th, 2012
2:45 pm

I’d expect the Braves to say they are in it for Bourn until the end”

I’d just wish that starting as early as September they’d tell us they are out of the running for Bourn and that we need to emotionally move on to someone like Reed Johnson, Jose Constanza, Luis Durango, etc.

The Braves will not be the highest bidder. Not going to happen. If Bourn is wanting to go to the highest bidder, than we mine as well just let him go now. If he wants to stay here, then give him a little bit more than fair offer. I don’t see the Braves doing it though.

Of course maybe if we beat the lowly Padres, win the division, and get deep in the playoffs, he might want to stay with a winner.

Pace

August 14th, 2012
2:46 pm

Just thinking back to Hudson’s last start, and Mike Minor’s before that – because of the off day on Thursday, those two are going on an extra day’s rest. It’s something they’ve done multiple times this year. So if the concern about the change to a six-man rotation is that it gets pitchers out of their rhythm, I’m thinking the schedule does that too, with the occasional off day, so maybe it’s not that big of a deal.

This is what I said yesterday – for a period of only 2 1/2 weeks, it’s not going to change much at all, just an extra day’s rest, a chance to ‘work on things’ in side sessions, etc.

Thanks Carroll – good write-up

SNEAKY PETE

August 14th, 2012
2:48 pm

Tommy Hanson should be paying attention as that’s the role he’s going to assume once the Braves go back to a 5-man rotation….Murph

nah, that is unlikely to happen

Heisenberg

August 14th, 2012
2:48 pm

VBF, Sheets is not a sure thing to come back, Beachy will miss half the season, JJ will be non-tendered, and Hanson should be traded. Hudson has an option that should be picked up but there is an outside chance he may retire so 2013 rotation has a lot of ???? Right now more concerned with getting into 2012 playoffs and who will make up that quartet, I would go for Hudson, Maholm, Sheets, Medlen.

TuffShhhtuff

August 14th, 2012
2:48 pm

Well, there goes tonight’s game for sure. CR just mentioned that Clayton Richard is 0-4 with a 7.36 ERA vs the Braves. Nowdays that would be the “kiss of death” with the way things are going.

ChattTownBrian

August 14th, 2012
2:48 pm

I keep waiting on the Nats to come back to earth some, but they aren’t in any hurry. I just can’t believe how good their starters have consistently been. They remind me of the Giants in 2010 with a little better lineup.

Efrim

August 14th, 2012
2:49 pm

Brian McCann is 5-for-7 with four RBIs against Richard. Chipper Jones is 6-for-11 off him.

Rest Jason.

phil

August 14th, 2012
2:51 pm

15th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pace

August 14th, 2012
2:51 pm

Efrim – yes, tonight would be a good day for Heyward to rest. Johnson can fill in today.

phil

August 14th, 2012
2:52 pm

This bum we face tonight has been on a roll of late too….

Wonderful.

5 hits if we’re lucky?

CrαZy

August 14th, 2012
2:52 pm

2:50… schools almost out. The trolls are gonna be here shortly!

Heisenberg

August 14th, 2012
2:52 pm

Yes Mike Minor who has 9 losses on the year, most early on when he looked lost out there.

McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:

August 14th, 2012
2:53 pm

Efrim

Yes. I gotta say, if he sits BMac tonight, I’m gonna be peeved…

Thanks for the new Blog, Ms. Rogers.

phil

August 14th, 2012
2:54 pm

A 23 year old stud baseball player needs “rest”.

Just absurd.

phil

August 14th, 2012
2:55 pm

Didn’t Mac tweek a knee late last night? He’ll need several days off, no doubt….

Veer

August 14th, 2012
2:56 pm

hudson is still an ace. Dont let his ankle induced bad performance make you think otherwise. Last start he lost it early because in his previous start he threw like 115 pitches.

CrαZy

August 14th, 2012
2:56 pm

8 ML starters on out 40 man roster 9 if you include Beachy… I’d rather have 5 with one of them being a Cy Young candidate and the 5th being a cross your fingers and hope we get a good outing type pitcher like Delgado.

phil

August 14th, 2012
2:56 pm

Lol at crazy….

Release Hudson. Save $$$$$$$.

TheOnlyBravesFan

August 14th, 2012
2:57 pm

give Heyward and Janish the night off… Paul’s got to be tired by now. Let Johnson start in RF and Pastornicky at SS :mrgreen:

McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:

August 14th, 2012
2:57 pm

phil

Don’t know how much he tweaked it—he caught the remainder of the game…prolly just one of those temporary pain things that go away as quickly as they come…

SNEAKY PETE

August 14th, 2012
2:58 pm

release everybody, save even more $$$$$$

CrαZy

August 14th, 2012
2:58 pm

A 23 year old stud baseball player needs “rest”.
Just absurd.

Not sure if you’re being sarcastic, but I agree!!
Forget the stud ballplayer part I just wish I could be as durable in everyday life like I was at 23.

McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:

August 14th, 2012
2:59 pm

Bourn
Prado
Chipper
Freeman
Uggla
BMac
Johnson
Janish
Timmy

Or something like that…

DAP

August 14th, 2012
3:00 pm

the thought that chipper hasnt been worth his contact got me thinking…i check his baseball reference page, and it says he has made $155mil playing baseball for 19 seasons. his season salary topped out at $16mil, in 2005.

by comparison, albert pujols just signed a $240mil deal for ten years. alex rodreguez signed a $275mil contract for ten years. even todd helton’s long term deal paid him $141.5mil. alfonso sorianos deal was worth $136mil.

then there is chipper, who has made $155mil his entire career.

in my opinion, is actually shocking how down right cheap chipper has been to employ as an atlanta brave.

SNEAKY PETE

August 14th, 2012
3:00 pm

Pastornicky should never be allowed to even walk between 2nd and third let alone actually play there

Jimmy

August 14th, 2012
3:00 pm

Already, some very anal statements on here.
Minor had another good outing last night. He would have won if he had just shut them out. ;-)

CrαZy

August 14th, 2012
3:01 pm

Phil, when did I say I wanted to let Huddy go???… I’m just saying It would be nice to have that stud at the top next year with Huddy right behind him.

CrαZy

August 14th, 2012
3:02 pm

Already, some very anal statements on here.

Not sure what site you’ve been looking at this afternoon, but I haven’t seen anything anal on here!!

Troll

August 14th, 2012
3:02 pm

Jimmy

Minor had a quality start right? And good pitching beats good hitting. Last night they had better pitching!

:mad:

phil

August 14th, 2012
3:02 pm

Nope. Not being sarcastic. I just find it ridiculous to need “rest” from a baseball game in which one actually runs for a combined total of maybe 1-2 minutes, if that, and especially when 23 years old, in the prime of life.

It’s a joke. Say what you will about Uggla but at 32, the guy at least wants to play EVERY day there’s a game.

And the only thing that keeps me “durable” in daily life at nearly 45 is to run about 3 miles every 2 or 3 days. Take that away and I fall apart like a dropped jigsaw puzzle.

Mike

August 14th, 2012
3:03 pm

Not to pick nits here but technically a 2.55 ERA is < a 2.75 ERA

Mike

August 14th, 2012
3:03 pm

2.84 is mean…

phil

August 14th, 2012
3:04 pm

You didn’t, crazy….i just combined two thoughts…

Keep Hanson…. Spend more $$$$$$$ we don’t have.

Mike

August 14th, 2012
3:04 pm

Grrr…. My fingers and brain have apparently stopped communicating

Pace

August 14th, 2012
3:04 pm

Phil – it’s not just physical, it’s the mental aspect – JHey’s been swinging and missing a lot lately has he not??? This is a lefty, give him a break, the Braves got Johnson with a game like today in mind.

Veer

August 14th, 2012
3:05 pm

Forget about the 4 man rotation for NLDS focus on the 1 man rotation for the wildcard GAME 7

CrαZy

August 14th, 2012
3:05 pm

DAP…. Remember everyone grows up a Braves fan!! :smile: They’re supposed to give us the hometown discount even if they’re from another state!!!

phil

August 14th, 2012
3:05 pm

I couldn’t agree more with SNEAKY PETE…..

No Rev in the field.

Efrim

August 14th, 2012
3:06 pm

A 23 year old stud baseball player needs “rest”.

Just absurd.

You have no idea what you’re talking about. Everyone needs a day, and Heyward has hit .655 OPS vs. LHP and Richard owns most all LH hitters. He’s been struggling in August for the most part and we acquired Reed Johnson for a reason. phil wins the stupid comment of the day lottery. ;)

Jimmy

August 14th, 2012
3:06 pm

CraZy – Exhibit A: “The only reason Hudson keeps getting a chance for a W after an L is because who he follows in the rotation.”

Troll – I am one of the few vocal Mike Minor supporters. I like what I’m seeing as the season progresses. He did fine last night.

phil

August 14th, 2012
3:07 pm

It’s baseball, Pace, not calculus…

Quit swinging the bat wildly at everything they lob up there. Be a tad bit selective. Problem solved. Well, maybe…

Efrim

August 14th, 2012
3:07 pm

it’s not just physical, it’s the mental aspect

Yeah, I mean, that’s not really important. phil knows his stuff. Every baseball player under the age of 28 shouldn’t get a day off. Not ever………………………………………………..

phil

August 14th, 2012
3:07 pm

I think I misspelled calculus….

I need a day off….to heck with Heyward!

Pace

August 14th, 2012
3:08 pm

Jimmy – I’ve been saying Minor has improved virtually EVERY start this season. He’s had a few setbacks, but overall he’s pitched much better than his record.

I think TROLL was trying to agree – looked sarcastic to me :)

Efrim

August 14th, 2012
3:08 pm

It’s baseball, Pace, not calculus…

Have you ever played organized sports?

TheOnlyBravesFan

August 14th, 2012
3:08 pm

Pastornicky should never be allowed to even walk between 2nd and third let alone actually play there

Grrr… he’s not that bad, not for 1 night at least. :P

Jimmy

August 14th, 2012
3:09 pm

phil – for you to take a day “off”, you need to have a day “on”.
You are always “off”.
:-)

TuffShhhtuff

August 14th, 2012
3:10 pm

Actually right now, I would put Pastornicky at 2nd, and sit Uggla. Couldn’t be any worse.

SNEAKY PETE

August 14th, 2012
3:10 pm

Just fine? 9 hits in 6 innings is “just fine” ? not in my vocabulary it isn’t. could easily have been a lot more scoring against him

cricket

August 14th, 2012
3:11 pm

The only reason Hudson keeps getting a chance for a W after an L is because who he follows in the rotation.

life of an Ace :)

McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:

August 14th, 2012
3:11 pm

Heck, I’m a little younger than Heyward and my Sister and I played “baseball” for about an hour and a half (maybe 2 hours…) on Sunday, and I still feel like a truck ran over me…

But then again, I never claimed to be in tip-top shape… :P

phil

August 14th, 2012
3:11 pm

I didn’t say not ever, efrim….why the need to be an ahole?

I don’t like key players sitting out down the stretch unless they’re 40 or so with no knees.

For God’s sakes, don’t we want our supposed best players on the field?

McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:

August 14th, 2012
3:12 pm

Couldn’t be any worse.

Don’t EVER say that……

cricket

August 14th, 2012
3:12 pm

Pace

August 14th, 2012
3:13 pm

Phil – if JHey is NOT the best player available today against a LH pitcher (he is having trouble with the slider from lefties right now) – and Johnson is a better option, is that NOT THE BEST PLAYER AVAILABLE????

SNEAKY PETE

August 14th, 2012
3:13 pm

yeah well unfortunately it is his “record” that counts towards winning or losing the division.

phil

August 14th, 2012
3:14 pm

Yes, Efrim…

You’re right. To hell with wanting the best players on the field after 2 straight losses to 2 not so good teams. No starter with much pride would want to sit tonight after the last two pathetic efforts.

Put Hinske and Rev out there tonight too…..why not.

TennesseePaul

August 14th, 2012
3:14 pm

Thanks for the work CR.

GO BRAVES!!

SNEAKY PETE

August 14th, 2012
3:14 pm

I would start Johnson too against a good lefty

Jimmy

August 14th, 2012
3:15 pm

Sneaky Pete “Just fine? 9 hits in 6 innings is “just fine” ? not in my vocabulary it isn’t. could easily have been a lot more scoring against him”

Not really concerned on the hits allowed. He allowed 3 runs through six. I would expect, on most nights, our offense to dupilcate or better that. Damage control is why the Padres only got those 3 on 9 hits.

I didn’t say he was great, but he pitched well enough to win. And to me, that’s “fine”.

Tomahawkin

August 14th, 2012
3:16 pm

Need a Huge Start From Huddy Tonight…

I dunno what it is abt him this year but when he gets Crazy Run Support he goes to Gas Can Status…When he is lights out the team scores 2 runs or less….

Efrim

August 14th, 2012
3:16 pm

I don’t like key players sitting out down the stretch unless they’re 40 or so with no knees.

It’s a game. One. Game.

To hell with wanting the best players on the field after 2 straight losses to 2 not so good teams. No starter with much pride would want to sit tonight after the last two pathetic efforts.

Helplessly lost.

phil

August 14th, 2012
3:17 pm

If Heyward wants to be the man, then his butt needs to be on the field down the stretch.

Period.

Tomahawkin

August 14th, 2012
3:17 pm

Over/Under for K’s by Struggla Tonight?

I’m banking on 2…..

Tomahawkin

August 14th, 2012
3:17 pm

phil

August 14th, 2012
3:17 pm

“If Heyward wants to be the man, then his butt needs to be on the field down the stretch.

Period.”

AMEN…

Efrim

August 14th, 2012
3:18 pm

Way to go, Freddi…

Atlanta Braves ‏@Braves
Tonight’s lineup vs. SD (7:10, SPSO/680AM/BRN): Bourn 8 Prado 7 Freeman 3 Jones 5 McCann 2 Uggla 4 Johnson 9 Janish 6 Hudson

McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:

August 14th, 2012
3:18 pm

Tonight’s lineup vs. SD (7:10, SPSO/680AM/BRN): Bourn 8 Prado 7 Freeman 3 Jones 5 McCann 2 Uggla 4 Johnson 9 Janish 6 Hudson 1

Dang, I almost had it…

BMac moved up to #5…and vs a lefty—int’resting. Hope it pays off…dear LORD, I hope it pays off…

Nittany Lion

August 14th, 2012
3:20 pm

Brian McCann is 5-for-7 with four RBIs against Richard. Chipper Jones is 6-for-11 off him.

That means they will be a collective 1-8 with 5K’s.

SNEAKY PETE

August 14th, 2012
3:20 pm

damage control means he got saved by his D from an even worse game

Pace

August 14th, 2012
3:21 pm

In Minor’s last seven starts, He’s allowed 11 earned runs! The Braves are 3-3 in those starts and scored a total of 21 runs. So he’s allowed an AVERAGE of less than two runs/start and the Braves AVERAGE 3 runs per start for him. Yes, it’s all his fault :roll:

Efrim

August 14th, 2012
3:21 pm

Gonzalez has been better this year. Honestly, he has made the right moves for the most part. If they miss the playoffs, I don’t expect hoim to be back, but overall – a well done job. ;)

Jimmy

August 14th, 2012
3:21 pm

cricket – Joltin Joe looks good to me. I didn’t know about this release. And Ted? I need to check with the PO on these. Thanks for the headsup.

Wasn’t one of the selling points on Johnson is his hitting against LH pitching?

Tomahawkin

August 14th, 2012
3:21 pm

Gawd I miss Lil Andy Smmons…Hopefully he’s back in 2 weeks…?

phil

August 14th, 2012
3:21 pm

Efrim – No kidding.

Tomahawkin

August 14th, 2012
3:22 pm

Nittany Lion

“Brian McCann is 5-for-7 with four RBIs against Richard. Chipper Jones is 6-for-11 off him.

That means they will be a collective 1-8 with 5K’s.”

I sure as hell hope that prediction is abt as off as my “Bank On It” predictions :)

TheOnlyBravesFan

August 14th, 2012
3:23 pm

BMac in front of Uggla… Lord have mercy… Hope it helps Uggs.

No Pastornicky instead of Janish… :razz: lol

As for getting rest, my team plays or practices almost every day…. do that for 2 weeks straight, you will feel exhausted… and in the big leagues, they do more than we do.

Pace

August 14th, 2012
3:24 pm

My last post was incorrect, my apologies – those numbers were for his past EIGHT starts – even looks worse for the run support he gets.

Tomahawkin

August 14th, 2012
3:24 pm

Man I remember back when the Padres were a Good Draw in the Tony Gwynn, Ken Caminiti Days

Now they have a AAA lineup, No wonder we drew less than 15K last night

That game was so Boring I turned it off and watched BSPN Monday Night Football

TheOnlyBravesFan

August 14th, 2012
3:24 pm

Over/Under for K’s by Struggla Tonight?

I’m banking on 2…..

Under… no Ks for Uggla tonight… 3-4 with a HR and a double, 3 RBI. :)

Jimmy

August 14th, 2012
3:26 pm

TheOnlyBravesFan – Big difference between baseball and Badminton.:-)

phil

August 14th, 2012
3:26 pm

Good lineup for tonight’s hopeless attempt to hit a lefty….

Heyward definitely needs a rest.

phil

August 14th, 2012
3:26 pm

Jimmy trying to get on a roll here….

TheOnlyBravesFan

August 14th, 2012
3:26 pm

Kevin McAlpin ‏@KevinMcAlpin
Hes played every game since All-Star Break (30 in a row). Could use a day off! RT @AxeltheAxe: why is JHey getting a day off? Team needs him

Tomahawkin

August 14th, 2012
3:27 pm

Trap Series…Gotta do no worse than a Split, and then take 2 of 3 from those Dirty Dodgers

Jimmy

August 14th, 2012
3:27 pm

Have you ever hit the “submit” button, then realized, someone might not know you were joking?

Efrim

August 14th, 2012
3:28 pm

Man, scoots took the day off today. He must of really not wanted to see all of the garbage after two straight losses.

TheOnlyBravesFan

August 14th, 2012
3:28 pm

LOL Jimmy… I play baseball. ;)

Jimmy

August 14th, 2012
3:29 pm

phil – Just trying to have fun among other Braves fans.
As Ward would say. A little humor.

Efrim

August 14th, 2012
3:30 pm

Heyward has struck out 19 times in 48 August at bats.

Jimmy

August 14th, 2012
3:31 pm

TOBF – Yeah, I know. Just messing with ya.

Heisenberg

August 14th, 2012
3:32 pm

A 3-0 preseason NFL game more exciting than Braves baseball? Guess rhythmic gymnastics was not on any other channel.

Jimmy

August 14th, 2012
3:33 pm

Who is in the Atlanta area?
I don’t think the weather forecast is too good tonight.

Ward

August 14th, 2012
3:34 pm

Hello eveyone! How’s all it going, and funny post Jimmy…….I’m a little nervous about the next 15 games here, but trying to be cool.

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