4:48 pm September 2, 2012, by David O'Brien
September 2nd, 20127:13 pm
Rossy…not upset with that guy…he looks fly
LOL! Good one, DOB.
DOWN ON THE FARM
0-0 top of the second. JURRJENS on the hill for the BRAVES
BayBears 3-0 top of the fifth. Jr GRAHAM savaged for three in the bottom of the fourth.
3-3 bottom of the fourth. ED SALCEDO homer . AARON NORTHCRAFT on the hill for the HILLCATS
September 2nd, 20127:14 pm
Bucsh at 7:12 – not susch
It’s 7 to 1…If Ross is hurting that badly and you have Boscan in the wings….why keep him in?
September 2nd, 20127:15 pm
as the braves don’t wear out that bp like they did last september they’ll be fine
September 2nd, 20127:16 pm
@Tomahawk Mafia: I understand that. I just hope that down deep the laughter was a cover-up for the embarrassment Brian should feel for battling Hudson for a higher BA.
Dodgers just walked off.
I said it the night Wren traded for Maholm so this is not questioning the move later, but why were they so high on him? I was more excited to see Reed Johnson come to us in the deal. Maholm never impressed me when he was with Pittsburg or The Cubs. He looks like he’s throwing batting practice up there. The Braves are in big trouble. It’s too bad because I hope this doesn’t sour players like Bourn and Martin from wanting to stay in Atlanta. It’s starting to feel like an annual event to finish poorly.
September 2nd, 20127:17 pm
Nice double for Heyward.
The A Bomb
Gonzalez is in the dugout finishing tomorrow’s lineup and formulating Tuesdays. Think he’s going to notice Ross is hurting.
I think he just had Tosca pull out the last two spots out of the cup. No….sorry….it was Snitker.
vitriol spewer (phil)
2 more stranded, coming up!
September 2nd, 20127:18 pm
Good job, Reed!!!
I stand corrected….
Yes! Progress. Just think if Fredi had taken Maholm out after the first.
what a play by the 25 million dollar dude at 1b. and it leads to 2 runs+hamel’s almost done. game is turning?
Past time to blow up this team and build around Heyward, Freeman, Kimbrell, Minor, and Medlin. Hopefully, the next mgr and gen mgr won’t be inbred. Just my opinion.
Here comes the comeback!!
September 2nd, 20127:19 pm
One other thing on Frddie who is only human and has human emotions. Put yourself in his shoes for a moment and consider this.
In Miami Ramierez slops around, Freddie benches him, Hanley fusses about it and Freddie gets fired.
This year he benches or just rests BMac, Hanson, and now Uggla – they fuss and moan. Managers aren’t financially secure the rest of their lives like Uggla. Just sayin
reed johnson 3 rbis uggla, take a seat
sent from my iPad
Janish couldn’t hit a beachball with his bare hand….
September 2nd, 20127:20 pm
Three runs looks more respectable. Too little too late though.
Screw Uggla…..he’s killin us.
guess freddy was right
September 2nd, 20127:21 pm
Wait’ll next year!!!!
Again, Simmons can’t get back soon enough.
What’s happening, baby
Tell me what’s going on—
September 2nd, 20127:23 pm
My point is Fredi made comments about his struggling offense. So he tries to adjust his offense ,but the Braves get blown out in the first inning. Not a criticism of Fredi ,just pointing out when you try to correct one problem another one seems to appear.Just like Friday night ,Kimbrel makes a bad 0-2 pitch and it set the tone for the entire series. Braves are starting to get that look in their eyes they had last September.
Nolie-”Wait’ll next year!!!!
Or the year after!!!!!
September 2nd, 20127:24 pm
And since we are all in a fussing mood…
Why do we wear these ugly, look like they have been pissed on, white/yellow uniforms?
Watch it, phil. The kias will attack you for that and TOBF will never let it go.
September 2nd, 20127:25 pm
Please don’t take this the wrong way, guys; I like Simmons as much as anyone else, but if you think Simmons coming back alone is going to fix what’s broke with this team (and it is soooooo broke), then you’re sorely mistaken.
Now he can go take a Kratz before the inning change
Bad pitching and poor hitting are a dominating factor.
I gotcha and agree
September 2nd, 20127:26 pm
this century, this millennium
September 2nd, 20127:28 pm
@usnavyvolfaninva……If he were a ‘fighter pilot,’ we’d expect him to tone in quickly and shoot down the opposition–with vigor and some of the intrepidness shown in past battles.
If Strausburg has a hair on his a_ _ he would tell the Nats if they shut him down that he’ll be gone the first chance he gets, What would that say to your teammates to just leave or sit in the dugout during the playoffs because your health is more important than the other guys on the team.
Usnavy, I don’t expect him to save the team, but he will be one less black hole in the batting order. Not sure there’s any help for the team, as a whole, at this point.
September 2nd, 20127:30 pm
Mark…thanks I thought it as my TV or my aging eyes that the uniforms had a yellow tint.
Despite the nonsense the past 2 seasons I gotta say the Braves fans showing up at the park this year have been very enthusiastic and hungry.
Too bad there’s no magic there.
September 2nd, 20127:31 pm
Hey VJ/Cab -
Where are you two at again? I just applied for an Engineering Manager position for the city of Pasadena.
September 2nd, 20127:32 pm
ah yes the pee-unis, terrible
I know this seems dramatic, but there is only one thing that might break this team out of failing to make the playoffs after a season that shows they have the talent, for the 2nd year in a row.
Frank Wren should fired Fredi Gonzalez Monday, go to Bobby Cox and ask him to take over the team just until the end of the season.
Bobby still works for the organization and I think he would at first be against it because of his friendship with Gonzalez, but if Wren and Scherholtz were to assure him that Fredi was going to be replaced whether Cox took the job or not and Gonzalez was still going to have a job with the team in some capacity. I think Booby might help out.
There are some very young players on this team which might never recover from 2 total collapses in two straight seasons. Heyward, Freeman,Simmons, Kimbrell. Either way action must be taken!
There’s no guarantee that Simmons will be any more productive coming off of that injury. After all, we all assumed that B-Mac wouldn’t be a black hole this year, or that Uggla “couldn’t possible be as bad as last year”.
If Simmons is healthy and doing what he was doing before being injured? Obvious improvement. If not? Not so sure about that.
I think the Nats are handling Strasburg correctly. Better to sit him now than risk losing him for all of next season.
DOB’s job just got easier. All he has to do is copy and paste from last year’s articles.
September 2nd, 20127:33 pm
Why waste Baker there. Let him hit. Unbelievable.
September 2nd, 20127:34 pm
Yeah, there’s that possibility, N8. Hope not.
Constanza is a AAAA player only…
Grandpa gave away his Season Tickets
….and to think…, we gave up Omar Infante for Uggly……. nice…..
September 2nd, 20127:35 pm
Watching Jose Constanza attempt to hit at the Major League level is painful. He is overmatched.
ccrider, I’d say it’s a fair idea (more because I like the part about Fredi being fired on Monday)…. but lets not forget that the last team lead by Cox blew a 10.5 game lead in the wild card.
Not sure he’s the answer. But addition by subtraction of Fredo should be worth a game or two down the stretch.
People, Fredi has already admitted he’s on the hot-seat. Or acknowledged it. If this team fails to make the playoffs again? Make no mistake about it. Fredo will not be back next year.
September 2nd, 20127:37 pm
But I agree Brava, I’m excited to see Simmons back on the field. He’s electric. That being said, Janish was a nice fit as a fill in for this fan who loves excellent defense.
I have NO PROBLEM with Janish being on our bench moving forward as a late inning defensive guy.
Hell, I’d contemplate playing him at 2B purely for defense and putting Uggla on the bench. Neither can hit. One guy can save runs with his glove. I’ll clue you in….. it’s not uggla.
Think about it. Braves cut the lead to 7-5, 7-6 in the 9th. Slow guy on base. Constanza? Not anymore. He was burned.
The thought process is just not there. Nothing wrong with a righty-righty matchup in the 7th.
Heath – cab at her nephew’s first birthday party – I’m here, washing dishes and folding laundry (better than the party ). Exciting to hear about that. cab has a good friend up in Pasadena…
It’s very easy to blame Fredi for last year’s collapse and the possibility of this year’s upcoming collapse, the Brave’s player have to be held accountable as well. It’s time to clean house next year.
September 2nd, 20127:39 pm
Braves cannot hit mistakes, Phillies crush our mistakes. Lindbloom throws Prado a hanging slider and Prado watches and then swings through a belt high fastball.
September 2nd, 20127:40 pm
Dead on A-Bomb. Most of the time he doesn’t think far enough ahead (other manager ALWAYS seems to be ahead of him)….. the other few times where he does attempt to think?
He over thinks it. Like that inning. I realize there is extra bodies with September callups. But it just cracks me up.
the last team managed won the wild card
To all the people still hoping the Braves clutch on to the WC spot: Would you rather the Braves back into the postseason to get beat in a one off on their own field, or miss the playoffs altogether, where there is no question Fredi will get canned? I hate to pile on Fredi, and I know the players must execute, but he’s pissed away quite a few games this season. If I knew this were the last season we’d have to deal with him, I could sleep a bit better at night.
And WTF Chipper? YOUR team is showing the exact same signs of last seasons collapse and you don’t feel you need to speak to them? Good riddance. I know he’s a sure fire HOF’er, but dude has never been the vocal leader some have hyped him to be. No more “Win one for Chipper” if Chipper isn’t willing to sack up and tell his teammates to wake up himself.
The only way I see the Braves recovering would be if they fired Fredi immediately. Since nobody in the clubhouse is willing to speak up, it might take some actions to get them going. The Braves are too “high class & respectable” for that however, and we’ll just get another apology note from JS. Poor season ticket holders.
September 2nd, 20127:41 pm
Wow. I can’t believe that I forgot that Bobby wasn’t the manager last year for the collapse. I was thinking it was Bobby.
Yeah….. hell….. bring Bobby back for a month. There….. I said it.
I’m ready for a change and the weather in SoCal is intriguing to me.
Buster must be drinking:
Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN
This week’s power rankings: 1. Washington. 2. Texas. 3. Cincinnati. 4. Oakland. 5. NYY. 6. BAL. 7. SF. 8. DET. 9. CWS. 10. ATL.
September 2nd, 20127:42 pm
She’s fresh, exciting…
She’s so excitimg to me
She’s fresh, exciting
She’s so inviting to me, yeah.
Miss Frisky lady–take me away!!!
September 2nd, 20127:43 pm
After 7, It’s the Phillies 7, and the guy who’s in the lineup instead of Uggla, 3.
Fredi’s new lineup = same results
Kudos to the Phillies, who are playing as if this is an important game to them.
Bourne was ready to home for the night. I don’t blame him.
September 2nd, 20127:44 pm
I mentioned yesterday, if they collapse I wouldn’t have a problem if Mac, Hudson and Fredi were all not “retained” going into next year.
12-13 million for Mac at this point is wasted money. And Huddy’s ERA is around 4.00. Pretty sure Delgado can come close to that for about 1/10 the price.
No Bourn, Chipper, Mac or Huddy clears a LOT of money from the books.
Not saying it has to be done. But it should at least be thought about.
Then he could turn around and trade Hanson. Maybe even trade Maholm. All kinds of possibilities.
That was a severe lack of intelligence shown by Bourn. What in the world was he doing?
I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a team that is well over .500 look as overmatched against a team that is below .500, as I’ve seen this weekend. One would think the Phillies are the ones who are over .500
Yeah, Janish should be a keeper for the bench next season. I’d also like to see him learn to play 2B, and 3B for that matter. He’d make a great defensive utility infielder.
September 2nd, 20127:45 pm
Hell. Wouldn’t surprise me if Liberty Media canned Wren and Fredi.
The team keeps beating itself. (Sigh)
September 2nd, 20127:46 pm
Wasn’t Atlanta about 5-6 last week in the power rankings?
“Hell. Wouldn’t surprise me if Liberty Media canned Wren and Fredi.”
Well somebody has to take the blame, one or the other or both…..
it would surprise me, especially wren
September 2nd, 20127:47 pm
No way Uggla makes that play.
September 2nd, 20127:48 pm
BUMBS away & another big L today.
Glad to hear some Boos around the crowd, these BUMBS deserve every one of them.
September 2nd, 20127:49 pm
Liberty Media should cann them selves and Mc Shamm too.
How many people at the time of the Uggla-Infante trade actually knew that Uggs was going to have this epic slump…. if anyone knew, please let me know; I’ll privately send you my email address, and you can email me back the winning ticket for Wednesday night’s Mega Millions. Thank you.
I miss the Brave’s of the 90’s, at least we did not choke until the playoffs.
September 2nd, 20127:50 pm
That was a severe lack of intelligence shown by Bourn. What in the world was he doing?
Tomahawk — I am not so sure I want that BUMB back next yr. Not for Borass $$$$$$$$$$.
let’s “occupy” Liberty Media.
Disgusted — Shame on you.
5-1 yesterday — DEAD ON.
7-2 today — YOU ARE SLIPPING.
Prado appears to be showing more range today than he did when he was the regular second baseman.
Liberty Media should be the one who is notto be back next year
September 2nd, 20127:51 pm
how ’bout the braves of the 80s, you miss them too?
What did he do?
Thanks CaptainMudd, now I can’t get that song outta my head.
@ phoenix: Hilarious!
September 2nd, 20127:52 pm
I second that. The Braves searched for years to find a competence center fielder who could produce both offensively and defensively, but for the money Bourn is going to cost, I would rather see him walk away. Especially when taking into account how he has been nowhere to be found down the stretch both seasons in Atlanta.
September 2nd, 20127:53 pm
If the Phillies hang on and win today the Braves will be 8 games behind the Nats and 9 games ahead of the Phillies. What is more likely the Braves catching the Nats or the Phillies passing the Braves?
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