8:42 pm September 2, 2012, by David O'Brien
September 2nd, 201210:46 pm
you are right big phil the phillies threw 3 of the best pitchers in baseball..dang they can expose alot of weaknesses
September 2nd, 201210:59 pm
I’m glad you are all high off this come-from-behind win BUT…
they gave Prado a hit in the ninth but it probably should’ve been an error and probably should’ve been the last out of the game.
Realize, that the Braves were one out away from being swept at home by the 64-69 Phillies who had sold off many of their key players.
ATL still lost two of three at home, so this was NOT a successful series.
Paul Maholm is a bum. He gets worse with every start. At least he did not give up any tape measure HRs.
Mark my words and remember this in about 3 years: Arodys Vizcaino will be a future All-Star and Maholm will be a distant memory.
September 2nd, 201211:28 pm
Don’t forget Yanish’s walk in the ninth; also his great defense. ESPN def. player of the month, no less.
September 2nd, 201211:34 pm
Twice now ESPN has talked about Strasburg and his inning limit on Sportscenter and still no mention of Chipper’s big night. Why does ESPN always treat the Braves like a 2nd class club?! SMH
September 2nd, 201211:38 pm
this old Braves fan was following the Braves way back when it wasn’t cool to be a Brave fan, and I’ve even had Chipper hit a walk-off homer on my birthday when I was in the ballpark, but nothing could top this one tonite!!!! What a complete THRILL & I will cherish the memory for as long as I live. Thanks for all the memories, Chipper!!
September 2nd, 201211:57 pm
Unless Vizcaino gets traded to another team ,he will always be on a losing team ,3 ,13 or 23 years from now the Cubbies will always be losers and with their history with ruining pitchers ,I feel sorry for the kid.
September 3rd, 201212:15 am
Just hope that Fredi has the guts to keep his pet Uggla on the bench for a few more games.
September 3rd, 201212:31 am
Great AB’s by Bourn, Prado, Johnson, and even Janish to set up the inning. Chipper and Freeman (who was on deck) are only Braves capable of such dramatic walk-offs. I agree that Uggla and McCann be allowed to rest some more and play Johnson in LF and Prado at 2B. Also Ross. Gives Braves more chances to succeed and fewer holes in lineup.
Fire Freddi G.
September 3rd, 201212:44 am
STUN……u limp noodle. We shoulda crushed them as a palyoff team….u suk u homer. This team is fail. And it will be more so once Chipper is gone.
September 3rd, 20121:09 am
Tomorrow is Monday. We know the Braves record on Monday. Just hope Medlen is again able to weave his magic and break the jinx.
Don’t need to comment on Chipper’s blast. It was awesome and has been fully covered already. My concern is starting pitching. Hanson, Minor and Maholm just aren’t getting it done. Huddy is not totally reliable either. These guys need to step up and starting pitching if they want to make the playoffs. And Uggla and McCann are a total drag on the offense. Fredi needs to give them an extended rest and play the guys that are hitting. Quit playing favorites and get the ones in that are producing.
This was a good win and let’s build on it. Make September count this year.
September 3rd, 20121:13 am
We probably will never see a player like Chipper again in Atlanta, Players like him only come along once in a generation or so, Especially one who stays with one team like Chipper has, I hope the Braves keep Chipper on the pay roll, Maybe as a hitting instructor or some day as Manager, Whatever roll he takes on I’m sure he will be a success.
September 3rd, 20123:08 am
I saw Jack Wilson participating in the game winning celebration! If he was released on August 31, what is his status with the Braves now?
September 3rd, 20126:08 am
The Braves lost the serirs! Sorry to rain on your parade!.
Eight runs is more than they have scored in the last 4 games together
September 3rd, 20126:16 am
Looking back on the career of Larry Jones, it’s been great.
Trivia question: In the draft where the Braves chose Larry,
What was the name of the pitcher who said he wouldn’t sign,
he was going to return to school, then signed with someone elas?
This lie by that pitcher was the reason we drafted Larry. Otherwise,
Atlanta was set to take that pitcher.
Who was he?
September 3rd, 20126:55 am
I travel the US for work. The only city that compares for rudeness, filth, smell and overall skank with Philly is…there’s not one. The place is a hole, it’s a shame what’s happened to the birthplace of our nation. Here’s hoping the Philly fans never witness another championship in any sport. They don’t deserve it, nor does the cesspool city.
September 3rd, 20126:57 am
Todd Van Poppel. Pedestrian career at best.
September 3rd, 20127:02 am
And finally….I’m a huge McCann fan. He’s a Damn Good Dog as he was born in Athens, dad coached at UGA and mom worked at Athens Regional for years. He needs to sit for a few games and rest his shoulder. I like Ugglas’s hustle. He never jogs down the first base line on the grounders he hits to second trying to pull a curve ball. He needs to sit. He is totally lost at the plate.
September 3rd, 20128:43 am
I believe the last five games where both Uggla and McCann have not started, the Braves have won. Tonight’s game will tell if Fredi has been paying attention. There is something physically wrong with McCann(besides weight) arm or shoulder and he needs rest. There is nothing physically wrong with Uggla. He has to be one of the stubbornness players ever. There has been practically no adjustments to his mechanics at the plate the whole season. There has been only a handful of times where you could see him trying to hit the ball up the middle or where it was pitched. The rest of the times has been that whirlley bird swing for the fences approach. If you contrast that with Francisco who was swinging for the fences every time at the beginning of the season too, but after working with PC Walker he now tries to hit(lefthanders at least) up the middle or where the ball is pitched. Uggla needs to sit out several games, at least until Simmons returns so that the bottom of lineup( Uggla,Janish and pitcher) won’t be so impotent. If Fredi starts Uggla tonight, then he is truly lost and if Wren allows it for the next game then he is as lost also.
September 3rd, 20128:45 am
The Braves will crash and burn just like last year!
September 3rd, 20128:46 am
Filly Fans: Don’t cry. Look on the bright side of football season. Your football team still has Vick, and you know, he is such a good fit for Filladelfia.
September 3rd, 20128:50 am
When the season ends and the Braves don’t go to the playoffs, this lucky win will mean NOTHING. You can’t spell BraveS without BS.
September 3rd, 20129:11 am
Saw a comment from “Larry” last night about Chipper being a black hole in the payroll. How can a guy like that even think about contributing to a Braves blog? Any good employee deserves an increase in pay when he has been with a company for a long time and done the job well. I am sure “Larry” turns down every raise he is offered. It is more likely that “Larry” is one of those cliche “guys that live in Mom’s basement”. Chipper has had many opportunities to test free agency and make a lot more money. He has stayed with the Braves his entire career. He is having a great year at age 40. Give it rest, “Larry”. You are probably screaming for Bourn to get a big contract with the Braves. He will get more money than Chipper ever made from the Yankees or Dodgers or Angels or Rangers, etc. His agent is all about the money. Chipper is his own agent! Think you will ever hear “first ballot Hall of Famer” connected to Michael Bourn’s name? Go back to your internet video games, “Larry”! You have nothing to contribute here.
September 3rd, 20129:15 am
Chipper is the best! I’m really going to miss him next year.
September 3rd, 20129:38 am
I agree w/ crm300…. and I’m not even a Chipper fan…. but how can one argue with his numbers….how can you ignore last night? Even I bow and say, “I’m not worthy”….Chipper’s the man! He deserves all he gets on this final year… that and a paved road to the HOF in the first year.
September 3rd, 201210:21 am
I knew it. 3/4 of the worst mgr in baseball, choking again in Sept, the Uggla,McCann jury still out but all came back with the hypocritical oath etc. have hold of the reigns again s now they are the most clutch team in baseball. It seems like an Atlanta sweep worth that type win. Monday (literally) Morning QN but why would they pich to him? He ha seen every sequence of piches people have tried to get him out for 20 years. If he’d have walked him Freeman would have doubled everybody in so can’t win. I look at it this way, we ahouldn’t have won Friday so it all comes out in the wash. Even if we win there are 5 teams ahead of us. We’d have to win 80 percent of games.. At least that’s what I’m tellinmyself to sooth the pain. That was a hell of a win although if Polanco is at third with Prado’s alledged double, game over. You guys must have all taken Hypocritical Oath 101 at U of Georgia. No I went to Penn, not Penn State unless you have ideas.
bring back blauser
September 3rd, 201210:26 am
great quotes from would have been braves:
Todd Von Poppel ” i plan to go to college, so do not waste your draft pick om me.”
Brett Butler at the end of the 1990 season ” my heart is saying sign with the Braves, but i want to have a chance at playoffs again so I will sign with the Dodgers instead.”
September 3rd, 201210:39 am
I’ll bet Uggla is back in the lineup today, any takers!
September 3rd, 201210:50 am
chippers an old man. washed up. he should think of the team first and retire. go quietly into the night. oh wait…that ball is… going going…that ball is outtahere. CHIPPER JONES!!!! you da man! WOOOHOOO…Hall of Fame! Carry us Chipper!
September 3rd, 201211:21 am
Uggla will be in the starting lineup, and should be in the starting lineup, today.
September 3rd, 201211:34 am
obviously y’all didnt get the memo. uggla is not in lineup today
September 3rd, 201211:36 am
Bourn cf, Constanza lf, Heyward rf, Freeman 1b, Prado 2b, Francisco 3b, Ross c, Janish ss, Medlen p
September 3rd, 201211:38 am
What would we do without CHIPPER? For the past 20 years he has been the whole spark to this ball club. Its games like this that is going to make it so hard to see him go. Idk if the braves will ever be the same after he leaves. They need to change the name of turner field to CHIPPERS field, all & all he has been the most dominating brave ever. I’d like to see a bronze statue of him out side the stadium for the first ballot HOF! Our family will always love CHIPPER.THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT TIMES!!!!!
September 3rd, 201211:40 am
Constanza lf, ????????? Wow!
September 3rd, 201211:52 am
For the last 4 Braves’ wins Reed Johnson has been in the lineup. Coincidence? Probably not. Will the hardheaded obstinate managerial wizard recognize this or go back to his “loser” lineup? BTW, a big line of thunderstorms is now on the GA/AL line headed toward ATL. Looks like a delay about gametime.
September 3rd, 201212:05 pm
Shouldn’t this be an automatic win if Uggla is not starting while Constanza is?
September 3rd, 201212:09 pm
Everything seems great because of a win yet things are not what they seem, F.G. needs to go as he has no clue on how to make out a lineup card, batting R.Johnson 7th and D.Ross 5th proves this as all you need to look at is their stats, if you are looking to get more right handed bats to go against left handed pitchers you need to go with this lineup:
Common sense should tell you that you want the players that hit the best off of left handed pitching to get the most at bats in the game , batting Johnson down in the order makes no sense as he hits left handers better then anyone on the team according to his stats , F.Wren has done everything he could with a limited budget in putting a good team together only to see how badly F.G. has mismanaged it, its like our mgr. does not pay any attention to details when making or not making a decision , poor managing has cost us from winning at least 8 or more games, as sombody that has coached and watched baseball for so many years I pretty much find myself wondering why he does or doesn”t make the obvious moves during the course of the game, one of our sportswriters needs to ask him if he even looks at stats , if this team fails to make the postseason again or does a 1 and done he needs to be gone period .
September 3rd, 201212:12 pm
that’s a leader job…well done chip!
September 3rd, 201212:53 pm
How on earth can Constanza be in left field after the job Reed Johnson has been doing? I know alot of you on this site love his hustle, but Johnson is twice the player he is and hustles just as hard. No way he should be starting in the thick of a race! Let’s see if he proves me wrong.
September 3rd, 201212:55 pm
@steve – it is not that black and white. You also want to have a strong lineup up and down the order. If johnson doesnt bat 7th yesterday, he probably doesn’t drive in 3 runs or start the rally that he started in the 9th. You can also argue that ross has more pop than johnson, which is why you want him in the 5 hole.
fredi did a fine job of making up the lineup last night. I also have no complaints about his lineup choice today
Truth of the matter is, no matter what fredi does, there will be complaints. I dont even know if the majority of people on this blog would agree on the same lineup
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September 3rd, 20121:19 pm
Everything is absolutely great in Atlanta. They win, but how long has it been since they have won a series. How long has it been since they stopped talking about winning the division and now winning the wild card. Can’t even win a series against the Padres or the Phillies. Think they will have any more luck picking on the Rockies. Don’t count on it especially with the Braves.
September 3rd, 20121:22 pm
Wow! just WOW!
Michigan Braves Fan
September 3rd, 20122:12 pm
Jim Powell sucks.
September 3rd, 20122:37 pm
All of you in the Hypocrirtical Oath Brigade numbering the amount of blogs written until 9:30 last night have Charlie Manuel to thank. Ego Jones has been around for 20 years and has more insight to what the pitcher is going to do to try to get him out. He knows Ego Papplebon is going to try his 95 mph fastball. Do you think Jones can hit a fastball I don’t care how fast. Back to Manuel, Forget about the unwritten rule of walking the winning run on. Freeman has what 2 years of experience. Pitch to the comparatively speaking rookie vs. Jones. And now you’re crushing the Rockies and I think a lot has to do with last night. It was going to take a miracle I realize for us to get in but a 5 run lead over the ‘27 Yankees going into the 9th, c’mon. I look at like we had no business winning Friday. That guy is the best and he’s going to be a very wealthy closer since Papplebon set the bar at 12 mil. Now I need the Phil’s to lose say 3 in a row and let me just watch baseball relaxed instead of sleepless nights like last night.
September 3rd, 20123:39 pm
At least your sports page is loaded with Braves reports. The two Philly papers even if it were last year when they were setting franchise records there would be 10 articles on the Iggs and 2 on the Phils. Baseball is so much more cerebral like last night and I realizeliterally Monday morning Qb but you have to walk one of the most clutch hitters of our time. I know Freeman leads team in RBI but Jones has seen 10x the pitchers Jones has. I swear I had a feeling once a ball Polanco would have ends up in left field Charlie is not a feel mgr, he’s the epitome of lefty vs. lefty, don’t put the winning run on but you have a 1st ballot Hall of Famer and he is for a reason.
September 3rd, 20124:25 pm
@ Philly Phanatic Do me a favor. SHUT UP
September 3rd, 20124:26 pm
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