Braves quotes after Sunday’s loss to Dodgers

**FREDI GONZALEZ

On the game coming apart late

“I can’t explain it to you other than we lost two balls in the sun. In the eighth inning they’ve got a 1-nothing lead and we walk the leadoff guy. Could have gotten out of that inning with maybe no runs. It’s still first and third, if we don’t drop that ball in in the sun … Kemp’s ball to center might still have gotten that guy in from third.”

“When you give a team outs, or opportunities, by losing balls in the sun or losing fly balls, that kind of stuff, or walking people, it seems like it’s written in the rule book someplace that sooner or later somebody’s going to hit a ball in the gap and put a big inning on you. And that’s what they did. We gave them opportunities and they took advantage of them.”

On Minor’s performance

“I thought he was outstanding. Got into some jams early and wiggled out of that, and it’s nice to see the maturity and experience kicking in, where he can get out of those jams. He did terrific. Right now he’s one of those guys that it seems like there’s always one guy in every rotation that doesn’t get any run support. And he seems to be the guy. And I don’t know what he needs to do. Just keep pitching the way he’s been pitching and hopefully one of these starts down the road, our guys will get some runs for him.”

Did you consider letting him continue pitching in the eighth?

“He went back out, and we were looking for a matchup situation. And we got the matchup that we wanted with Durbin and Urbine. We took advantage of it. [But] that’s the inning that we walked the leadoff guy and got the sun ball and all that kind of stuff.”

On getting almost no offense past two days

“They’re up there with their pitching, that’s why they’re battling for first place. Their pitching’s pretty good, our pitching’s pretty good. We just gave them opportunities to score runs and they took advantage. The opportunities they gave us, we didn’t take advantage of them. It’s just one of those things. Go on to Washington and hopefully our bats will get going. But again, I’m ecstatic with the way Mike pitched, not only today but the last three or four or five starts.”

Situational hitting not very good this weekend

“Sometimes it’s easier said than done. We talk about getting guys over and getting guys in, but the opposition’s pitchers are still trying to get you out, and they’ve got a pretty good pitching staff. Got to give those guys a little credit. But we’ve got to do a little better job scoring runs or creating big innings.”

On the Nats series, pitching matchups

“We’ve got our three guys lined up with Huddy and Paul and Medlen, and we’ve got to face some of their [top] guys. So it’s going to be fun. We get a chance to close the gap a little bit, make it a little bit closer, and go from there.”

On Cruz and not Kemp beating them this series

“You go into a series like this one and the guy you look for is Kemp. And I don’t think Kemp got a hit, or maybe one hit the whole series.But you’ve got to face eight guys, and Cruz took advantage of hitting back there in the seventh or eighth whole and cherry-picking us. He really took advantage of us.”

**MIKE MINOR

On working out of bases-loaded jam in the third

“It was a big inning. I really needed to get a groundball. I shook to the change-up there because I wanted something soft on the ground. I knew if I made a quality pitch there low-and-away, hopefully we’d get that groundball. And we did.”

Four times in your past eight starts, Braves haven’t scored while you were in

“That’s just part of it. I feel like they’ve battled their asses off out there. Especially today. I only had two strikeouts, so there was a lot of defense out there, a lot of balls. Jason fighting the sun, there’s nothing you can do about that.

“[Run support] is just kind of one of those things. Cliff Lee went through a little of that early in the season. I’m just going to go out there and keep pitching.”

On feeling strong after seven innings

“I honestly thought I was going to go out there and pitch the eighth. And then they made their move and we made our move. It was just kind of strategizing from there.”

**MICHAEL BOURN

On facing the Nats

“Oh yeah, they’re a good team. They give themselves a chance to win every game. They’ve got five legit starters, with two No. 1’s. So, hey, you’ve got to go out there and be ready to play against them. They’re not going to give in. They want to win just as bad as we want to win. We we’ve just got to continue to play good baseball. I’m not going to say we had a bad series; we battled but we lost this series. Sometimes that happens. The thing with baseball is, you’ve got to play the next day. So we’ll be ready to play tomorrow.”

On losing two of three

“They beat us this series, nothing we can make excuses about. Hands down, they got us. We’ll go in and be ready to play against the Nationals.”

On the sun, was it bad for you in center or just in right field for Heyward?

“No, just for J. It was bad on him. Actually when I ran over there the last time I could see how bad it was. When it’s like that its tough to do anything. He stayed in there as long as he could without getting hit. And we don’t need him to get hit. [laughs.] That’s all he can do. The ball falls that way sometimes. But we’ll be back tomorrow.

“I’ve had that happen to me and got hit right in the mouth. I stayed in there a little bit too long.”

**JASON HEYWARD

On losing ball(s) in sun

“At this time of year the sun’s right there. The ball stayed in it, twice unfortunately, and they were able to capitalize.”

Had sunglasses on and everything

“Yeah, the second one I tried to stay there as long as I could to try to get on the side of it, but it kept going that way. Not anything else I could do.”

On getting past the bad feelings on a day like this

“What helps you get past it is, you’ve got a game tomorrow. Today doesn’t matter after today. New series tomorrow in D.C. Go out and try to win another ballgame.”

**CHIPPER JONES

On facing the Nats, importance of series

“It is what it is. If they win [Sunday] we’re five back. Every series that we play against the Nationals is of the utmost importance. We need to go up there and win the series. Not to say if we lose two out of three it’s over. But we certainly, whenever we get the opportunity to go against those guys head-to-head, we need to take advantage and, at the very least, win the series and not get to the point in the season where we put so much pressure on ourselves that we have to go in and sweep.”

On losing series to Dodgers

“We’re not swinging the bats real well right now. But sometimes you’ve got to give a little credit to the guys out there on the mound. Their pitching is tough. Last night was a little more disappointing for me, for the simple fact that left 11 guys on base – we had opportunities last night and didn’t cash them in. Today, Billingsley and their bullpen pitched very well.

“Mikey [Minor] pitched very well. There’s a lot of good things to take away from it. But we’re definitely going to have to start swinging the bats a little better.”

On Minor getting no run support again

“Yeah, and even though it goes as a loss for Mikey Minor, as an organization we look at it positively that he’s evolving and turning into that middle-of-the-rotation guy that we need from the left side, to hopefully continue to get better. Hopefully next year these guys will score some runs for him. Not we, they.”

Intend to to play all three vs. Nationals?

“Yeah, I do. My knee’s been bugging me pretty good the last couple of days. Last night was real bad, so today was a no-brainer. That was the thought process, to get this last day before we go up there, in hopes that I can play all three [at Washington].”

72 comments Add your comment

JipWiz

August 19th, 2012
6:08 pm

Animus

August 19th, 2012
6:11 pm

Positive attitude for the trip north – hope it carries over to the field. Thanks for quotes DOB.

kelevra

August 19th, 2012
6:12 pm

“hopefully next year these guys will score some runs for him”????????????????????? Is the season over chipper??? how about his next start against the giants or his 5 starts after that or maybe the postseason??? what the he** is chipper talking about??

BravesfaninAugusta

August 19th, 2012
6:13 pm

Need BMac to start putting his bat where his mouth is….and Uggla also still struggling….starting to worry about our chances against the playoff teams

Amber Girl

August 19th, 2012
6:14 pm

i hope they take theie bats with them

Yes Way José

August 19th, 2012
6:14 pm

Bad game all-around. That’s okay, it happens. Just shake it off and get ready for the Nats. Before all of the idiots come in here, they’re sunglasses, not a welder’s mask. Nothing Jason could’ve done about the sun.

Hmmmm

August 19th, 2012
6:15 pm

“we got the matchup that we wanted with Durbin and Urbine. We took advantage of it”

why play the “matchup” game with a .185 hitter?

wallypip

August 19th, 2012
6:16 pm

We’ll know what this team’s fate will be in a week and a half. I don’t have a great feeling about this road trip. Hope to heck I’m wrong.

BravesfaninAugusta

August 19th, 2012
6:16 pm

kelevra: I think Chipper meant that Minor’s record doesn’t reflect how well he has pitched and next year hopefully “they” will score more runs for him

jt

August 19th, 2012
6:23 pm

Hey McCann, today is the reason you are not playing! You and Uggla, what a couple of losers.
Need to lose that Cyst hanging over your belt.

jt

August 19th, 2012
6:24 pm

How did the Dodgers keep the sun out of their right fielders eyes? What a lame excuse, for I am not much of a right Fielder.

G

August 19th, 2012
6:28 pm

It has begun. Can’t beat good teams, McCann falling apart and non productive, Chipper hurting, Uggla pathetic. This team will not make the playoffs. Which could be good because maybe Wren will get fired!!

Semper Fi Braves fan

August 19th, 2012
6:29 pm

The braves would have had to hit a ball to get it lost in the sun to right.

McCann and Uggla need to sit possibly even go down till rosters expand. Neither of these clowns understand situational hitting, its swing for the fences or bust. So they get pounded away, and ground out or strike out. What a couple of bums.

Reed Johnson and David Ross should be playing. Even I can understand the numbers and I’m not a Major League Manager.

jharber

August 19th, 2012
6:30 pm

If you cannot compete with above .500 teams why even think of the playoffs, You for sure are going to get out managed. If you cannot hit better pitchers whats the use? Better to start thinking about 2013 and making a few changes. Trading Bourne for a start. If Wren and Freddi keep their jobs I will hunt another team to root for.

BravesfaninWis

August 19th, 2012
6:33 pm

It’s not just this series or anything just recently, but I am sure that many in Braves Nation will be tipping their caps when Fredi Gonzalez is fired. Like I said, its not just this series. It’s from day 1 since he became manager of the Braves. He consistently gets out coached, he can’t play small ball to save his life, he make dumb decision after dumb decision, and he does all of this despite having a pretty good team. This team wins despite of Fredi Gonzalez.

If the Braves fail to make the playoffs this season, he absolutely 100% needs to be shown the door after the season. You can’t take 2 consecutive multiple games above .500 teams and choke away a spot in the playoffs and not be held accountable. The Braves if managed properly last season could have found a way to win 2 more games in order to make the playoffs, but no, they choked.

This year they have a decent lead in the Wild Card standings, and what do you know, the offense has become anemic yet again when approaching September. I will only include them in wild card scenarios from now on, because it is quite evident that they don’t have the heart, passion, or leadership that it will take to unseat the Nats and win this division. I will say it again, this series against the Nats will either make the Braves contenders this year, or expose them as pretenders this year. I truly believe the Nats are hungrier, have a more potent offense, and much better pitching, therefore the favorites to win this division. I really hate to say that, but the truth is in their play. The Nats are in the position they are in because they have better pitching, better clutch hitting, and a better manager then that of the Braves. That is why the Braves are in 2nd place, and not 1st place.

Go ahead Braves, prove me wrong. Go out and sweep the Nats in their ballpark and make a statement. Do you have it in you? My gut instinct tells me no, so prove me wrong. Can you beat them and get within 2 games of the division lead (or 1 game if the Nats lose today), or will you be 6-8 games out and losing ground in the wild card standings for the second consecutive season? So go ahead and prove me wrong, lets see what you got.

?

August 19th, 2012
6:33 pm

I TOLD YOU PEOPLE OUT THERE IN BRAVES LAND THAT WHEN MORON MINOR PITCHES THE BRAVES WILL LOSE. BUT THE HAVANA BANANA KNOWN AS THE ILLEGAL CUBAN THINKS HE’S THE BEST THING SINCE CANDY. MINOR SUCKS.

Darryl Blackberry

August 19th, 2012
6:35 pm

Fire everyone! Mass exodus! Never again!

Dutchieeeeee

August 19th, 2012
6:36 pm

This place is completely ridiculous after a loss. Unbelievable.

Darryl Blackberry

August 19th, 2012
6:36 pm

jharber

August 19th, 2012
6:39 pm

The handwriting is on the wall in VERY LARGE LETTERS i am blind but I see that. By the way ? MINOR right now is possibly the best pitcher we have.

Amber Girl

August 19th, 2012
6:41 pm

Hello Mrjharber DUMB Amber is here.

jt

August 19th, 2012
6:42 pm

Dutchieeeeee, its not the loss, it is the way they lose!!!!!

Jaded

August 19th, 2012
6:43 pm

Sounds like there may be a mutiny against Fredi brewing. Hanson and McCann have both publicly questioned him in the last week. I didn’t necessarily agree with their gripes, but it shows how little confidence veteran member of the team are in the manager.

Fredi may need a deep playoff run to save his job.

jharber

August 19th, 2012
6:45 pm

How are you and mom Amber? Been thinking about you, Made a mistake and went to Atlanta for 3 game series with the Dodgers and now I wish I had my money back.

Jaded

August 19th, 2012
6:45 pm

how little confidence veteran members of the team have in the manager*

Darn iPhone.

Dawgdad (The Original)

August 19th, 2012
6:47 pm

Frank Wren told Bradley, he thought this team could go all the way. Don’t see it. We have the pitching as usual. The Braves usually have pitching, but offense always seems to be the problem at seasons end. When the other team throws their three best pitchers, we do not have the offense to stack up. I have been a big McCann supporter over the years, when he has been the most consistent hitter, but this year, he is an out 4 out of five times. Janish and Uggla are outs 4 of 5 times. Hopefully, Simmons will be back and functioning at 100%, but that may be wishful thinking. Uggla and McCann are two big holes that can sink the ship.

64 year Braves fan

August 19th, 2012
6:50 pm

Agree with Semper Fi Braves Fan. Uggla to the bench, Prado at 2nd base. McCann to the bench, Ross catching. Over the winter, try to package Uggla, McCann and Hanson for a fast r.h. hitting outfielder,
and a serviceable, left handed hitting catcher with a little speed. Sign Bourne to a long term contract
using Chipper’s money. Even in his 30’s, Bourne will still be fast. Don’t sign McCann to l.t. contract,
his best days are over and is getting slower by the day.

Amber Girl

August 19th, 2012
6:56 pm

@jharber Mom and I are doing better. School started. That helps me mentally. Mom went back to work. So I guess we are doing OK. Braves not doing to well. NO BATS. Found new boyfriend. Put guidelines down.. School SUCKS. But I guess DUMB Amber will be OK

jharber

August 19th, 2012
7:00 pm

Amber leave off the dumb part please. Maybe new boyfriend will work out. Hang in there Whiskey would want you to stay strong.

lee maye

August 19th, 2012
7:01 pm

Braves don’t try to manufacture runs early when they could. Bourn on in first, doesn’t run with Prado up. Bourn doesn’t run with Heyward up and Heyward hits into DP. When Bourn gets on in 1st, hit and run or steal. If he won’t run, give him the steal sign.

Uggla and McCann are killing us. Even Francisco gets another hit. Move Prado to 2nd and put Reed Johnson in LF. Really need Constanza up to play LF but Fredi and Wren won’t do that and won’t sit Danny. Danny down to about .210.

Chop Chop

August 19th, 2012
7:02 pm

I get the feeling that Minor will come up short when it matters the most. At least he’s pitching well right now, though.

jharber

August 19th, 2012
7:03 pm

Danny boy needs to go. I do not care where.

mike

August 19th, 2012
7:03 pm

uggla is not a team player. runners on the cornersand he pops up the first pitch. he doesn’t deserve to be playing and only God knows why gonzalez plays him. mcgann should have kept quiet last week with the way he has been hitting. both he and uggla deserve the bench and nothing more. agree Prado should be at second, Johnson should be in left field and Ross should be catching. this team will not make the playoffs and the reason will lay on the shoulders of the two players who aren’t producing, uggla and mcgann. also, heyward, try using your glove to help block the sun when going after a fly ball. poor attempts to say the least for a professional that should have learned how to do this playing pee wee baseball.

Carl Farvman

August 19th, 2012
7:05 pm

“If you cannot compete with above .500 teams why even think of the playoffs…….”

Good point and it is true. I’ve never been obsessive about my team making the playoffs simply for the sake of it. This team is short on talent/consistency to make a serious run, but could be a way to spend more money going to games and buying hats.

McCann is not a wise long term investment past this contract. Let another foolish team overpay for him. I usually don’t get impressed very easily, but Simmons could have an Ozzie Smith-type career, but stronger offensively.

Amber Girl

August 19th, 2012
7:08 pm

I have to stay strong for my mom. When you are as young as I am, You have to keep your faith. My faith is stong but wsometimes you have to ask God for answers So far he is there for me,but for how long I dont know. I am having a little trouble in school and that is where Whiskey was when I needed him. I miss that. Now I have to rely on teachers. Yuck! I love my Braves but they need to get going. Big big series this week. I hate school it sucks, but Mom says I have to go. Maybe I will survive. Is it still OK if I call you Mr. Whiskey taught me to respect my elders.

Carl Farvman

August 19th, 2012
7:09 pm

“mcgann should have kept quiet last week with the way he has been hitting”

True statement. McCann needs to do his job and do it consistantly before he earns the right to criticize management. Probaby just trying to deflect attention from himself.

smallmouth6

August 19th, 2012
7:11 pm

?: Use a real name if you’re gonna call someone a moron. Coward.

jharber

August 19th, 2012
7:11 pm

Keep your faith in god, study hard and the help will always be there.

jharber

August 19th, 2012
7:14 pm

Was just told Wrens contract is up after this year. If anyone knows for sure would you please post it for me please.

Dan

August 19th, 2012
7:17 pm

The people in this thread make it embarrassing to be a Braves fan, and make all us real fans look bad. If you don’t like them, go “switch teams”. I’m sure the Yankees or the Redsox would love to have you. Why do I read these comments anyway?!

Amber Girl

August 19th, 2012
7:19 pm

Is it still OK for the MR. I am OK I am just still a little upset. tired and very lonely, but still strong enough to root these Braves on Go Braves. Beat Nats. Pass out the swatters

jharber

August 19th, 2012
7:21 pm

Dan I was embrassed to be at last nights and todays game. 870.00 dollars blown. will not happen again with same people in charge and playing.

Carl Farvman

August 19th, 2012
7:24 pm

Dan, please go away. Some comments makes sense, some do not. We all know that world problems are not being solved here. No bid deal.

Amber Girl

August 19th, 2012
7:27 pm

Mr jharber I do not understand why they can score 10 or 11 runs 1 game and 0 next time. I don’t know that much, but the inconstencies(Flunked spelling) seem to hurt them. Everyone seems to blame pitching,but in my opinion if you don’t score,you don’t WIN’ Am I wrong?

74bravesjersey

August 19th, 2012
7:27 pm

Dang! just had the wind knocked out of my sail. Dawg-on-it Braves, I understand losing, facing good pitch’n, understanding sometimes not having you’re day, but CRAP! Ya’ll just laid down for ‘em, lett’n ‘em dominate ya, like there’s no tomorrow. I’ve tried to be geared up, be-in’ positive, look’n for some great battles between 2 playoff calibre teams, but the bats must’ve been plastic wiffle-ball bats or someth’n, yep, it’s hard to be positive when you become the team that just got bullied around. I thought we had some bulls also, come out bust’n tail, make it a fight man, c’mon step up if you call yourselves a playoff team. This was ridiculous! Lay’n down losin’ sux!

Bill M.

August 19th, 2012
7:34 pm

Uggla & McCann is hurting the Braves. I still think the Braves will get in playoff’s. The first thing that Wren needs to do this winter is trade Uggla & McCann. They are not worth their pay. Minor has been pitching great but they have figured Sheets out.

74bravesjersey

August 19th, 2012
7:35 pm

What’s it gonna be? gonna tear our hearts out again in september? Great win 1st game, felt like we gonna fight, naw, the bulls that fought in the friday game turned into a bunch of hefers, gett’n milked in the last two, might as well had some donkeys out there in this last game sheesh!

jharber

August 19th, 2012
7:35 pm

They have good pitching but can hit decent pitchers, Lack of managing has alot to do with it. Lack of bunting runners over hit and run stealing a bag just relying on the ole 3 run homer but small ball will win when good pitching is taking the day. You have to do anything necessary when bats are quite. But Freddi has no feel for the game at hand, unless its a blowout in his favor.

Amber Girl

August 19th, 2012
7:35 pm

helloMr74bravesjersey DUMB Amber is here

74bravesjersey

August 19th, 2012
7:37 pm

Off & on, Off & on, crap, might need to find some good wood somewhere.

74bravesjersey

August 19th, 2012
7:40 pm

Hello Amber, I’m just venting out some frustrations over this team, before I get back to reality. Guess I need a reality check.

74bravesjersey

August 19th, 2012
7:44 pm

I just blew a Gasket over this team, Dang! they Aint worth itl Yall have a good one.

Amber Girl

August 19th, 2012
7:51 pm

@jharber I noticed that they are taking two strikes right down middle of plate. That only gives them 1 swing.When thet do swing, They try to hit it to hard. Am I learning or dreaming?

Mendoza Line

August 19th, 2012
8:15 pm

FREDI’S MATCHUPS

Fredi is most definitely blowing smoke when he talks about matchups.

I’d like to see Fredi matched up with a pink slip.

His pitching decisions were atrocious today.

jharber

August 19th, 2012
8:48 pm

PaulG

August 19th, 2012
9:08 pm

Are some of the blogs above real? Not the aliens invading the site?

Ralph

August 19th, 2012
9:19 pm

Is it September already?

BillEGoat

August 19th, 2012
9:26 pm

The Braves only have five “production” spots in their lineup these dayd. Uggla is not producing like he needs to, Janish is hitting better but cannot be considered a major offensive threat, and McCann is ahving his worst year. I HOPE with McCann it is injuries that can be handled in the winter, but I worry that catching about 140 games every year for six seasins has worn him down. Truthfully, looking at their 25-man roster, the Nats are a better team, not by a huge amount, but better. The wild card is of course well within reach, but I do not see the Braves advancing far in post-season play THIS year. With the young players the Braves have and some payroll money becoming avialable, Atlanta has a bright future. But just a few too many holes THIS season.

Ralph

August 19th, 2012
9:27 pm

Braves are an excellent ball team, much better than most but not good enough to win any prizes at the end of the season, face it folks. I still love them though!

Ralph

August 19th, 2012
9:31 pm

Mr Wren, don’t pick up B/Mac’s option, please. I’m tired of his squinting at the plate trying to see the ball and runners going to 2nd base at will.

BravesFanInBama

August 19th, 2012
9:54 pm

Why are people having personal conversations about school and boyfriends? I feel that this blog should be Braves focused. Back on topic, as exciting as Friday nights game was, they still dug themselves into a hole and were lucky enough to get a bit of clutch hitting.

This team NEEDS to step up huge this next series.

Ralph

August 19th, 2012
10:03 pm

Dream on Bama

jay

August 19th, 2012
10:36 pm

uggla is still uggla (ugly)

what of it?

August 19th, 2012
10:52 pm

i’d like to know why freddi thought durbin-uribe was a good match up. Uribe has a .346 avg against him.

what of it?

August 19th, 2012
10:52 pm

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And Uggla Strikes Out

August 19th, 2012
11:21 pm

Guess Sandy Koufax was on the mound for the Dodgers tonight…..at least that’s the way the Braves made it appear.

tomahawk chop : the new generation

August 20th, 2012
3:10 am

like a lot of fans here, i think Fredi Gonzalez it´s bad manager…for example saturday night game

after Sheets allowed 3 HR , Fredi must needed to have 2 pitchers in the bullpen, and in 6th inning after the first BB, pull out Sheets , Ethier was the next batter and he walked him , why not try Venters or Avilan matchup vs Ethier???, and worst after walked Kemp and Ethier . Sheets was still in the game only for recive a 3run HR…..

plus.,.. the lack of plate discipline by the braves killed them saturday night….Harang sucks and still won the game……

and today´s game fredi must needed to sent Bourn to 2nd base in the 1st inning….every time when Bourn reaches base YOU NEED TO SEND HIM TO 2ND BASE…they pay him a lot of money for that ….

LET´S GOOOO DAMN AND KICK NATS BUTTS

Charlie

August 20th, 2012
7:26 am

With the hitting of Worthless Dan, Brian McCan’t, and Freddie Freeloader, (plus the defensive prowess of of Jason Heyward), the loser Braves will be swept in Washington. It’s only right. Winners find a way to win, loser choke.

double

August 20th, 2012
8:48 am

Errors & Excuses.Just out played.

Barbara

August 20th, 2012
12:24 pm

Uggla still no good McCann isn’t going to get any better and it was not Minors fault that the Braves lost it was the Team that couldn’t hit nor field. Why Fredi put Uggla in the fifth spot he should be benched for awhile. I have no hope he will be any good for this team. I love my Braves but you are not going anywhere when you play like you did the last two games.

Gary

August 20th, 2012
1:54 pm

YOU can have a 7 man rotation… didnt get use our bullpen because of the inept hitting………………….need some hitting too many holes in the lineup…pitching is superb………..just faced some bum pitchers for the DODGERS ……did nothing

Atlanta Clowns Baseball Club

August 20th, 2012
8:45 pm

cool Hudson allowed 4 runs in the 1st inning…so i guess this game it´s over with the MLB ERA leader pitching against … it´s sad take the lead and suddenly allow 4 runs in few minutes when the braves have in the mound our “ace”….. sad very sad and dissapointed…. at least the braves have the lead in the NL WildCard race…for now…

anyway..if the Nats win or not the division they dont gonna play the WS…and if they advance to the WS (miracle) they gonna be sweep by NYY or TEX….

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