Heyward, Uggla homer in Braves’ third straight shutout win

NEW YORK – In their series opener against the Mets on Friday night, the Braves got an earned and scored more than once, two things they had not done since Monday. Shoot, there was no way they could lose.

Jason Heyward and Dan Uggla hit home runs and Braves pitchers tightened the clamps again in a 3-0 win at Citi Field, giving Atlanta three consecutive shutout wins for the first time since September 2002.

“They keep us in the ballgame,” said manager Fredi Gonzalez, whose Braves have a National League-best 3.03 ERA since the All-Star break and tied for the major league lead with 12 shutouts this season. “The starting pitching, and then the bullpen has been terrific.”

Heyward put the Braves ahead with his 25th home run of the season, a tape-measure shot to right-center on a full-count fastball from left-hander Jonathon Niese in the fourth inning. His career-high before this season was 18 home runs as a rookie in 2010, and last season Heyward finished with 14.

The Braves have won five out of six despite a recent dearth of offense. Until Uggla homered with two out in the ninth, it looked as if the Braves would have a three-game winning streak with just one earned run (and three unearned).

Uggla’s homer, his 15th of the season, made it two earned runs.

Paul Maholm (12-9) worked out of a few tights spots while allowing five hits and three walks in 5-1/3 scoreless innings, and the Braves’ bullpen continued its recent dominant stretch. Craig Kimbrel had two strikeouts after a leadoff walk in the ninth and recorded his 35th save and third in as many days.

Maholm pitched a three-hit shutout against the Mets on Aug. 10 is 3-0 with a streak of 22-1/2 scoreless innings against  them in four games (three starts) going back to last season.

“It wasn’t the cleanest game,” said Maholm, who bounced back after allowing a season-high seven runs in just two innings in his last start. “Tonight I was a little erratic. They kind of waited me out. I made pitches when I had to, and the defense made some plays. Obviously with J-Hey going deep to get us the one run, and then Uggs coming through with the double and the home run, it allowed the bullpen to kind of relax and do their thing”

“I think whenever you hand the bullpen a lead you’re feeling pretty confident.”

Braves pitchers haven’t allowed a run in 29 consecutive innings.

“It’s unbelievable,” Uggla said of the pitching. “These guys are battling like I’ve never seen.  They’ve had runners in scoring position. We’ve only given them one run, so they’ve had no cushion. They’ve really stayed calm and kept their cool and made their pitches, and did what they needed to do to get out of it. It’s really been amazing to watch.”

Uggla doubled in the seventh, went to third on an errant pickoff throw by the  catcher, and scored on David Ross’ sacrifice fly. It was Uggla’s first game with two extra-base hits in three months, since  a two-homer game at Miami on June 5, and late Friday he proclaimed, “I’m back.”

Uggla was benched for three games through Tuesday, and Gonzalez told him he didn’t know how much playing time he would get the rest of the season. But Friday was his third consecutive start.

“If I have a bad night and go 0-for-4, it’s not about feeling for it anymore, it’s not about searching for it,” Uggla said. “It’s here. This is me. And like I said, I’m going to battle and compete the way I know how to.”

The second baseman still has a league-worst .209 average, and he’s hit .157 with eight homers and 90 strikeouts in his past 78 games. But he does have two doubles and three  homers in his past eight games.

“The last month or whatever, I haven’t been on fire or anything, but I knew it was right around the corner,” Uggla said. “And you know what? I just said screw it. There’s no more searching. This ain’t searching time. This is September. This is go out and lay it on the field, and put together and compete to the best of your ability.  And that’s what I’m going to do.”

Said Gonzalez: “His last six or seven games, he’s been getting some hits. So good for him. We need him to swing the bat.”

Heyward’s fourth-inning homer put the Braves ahead 1-0 and was his 25th of 2012, seven more than his previous career high before this season. He had 18 as a rookie in 2010 and 14 last season.

The Braves posted consecutive 1-0 games wins against Colorado on Wednesday and Thursday, the first time a major league team did that in quarter-century and the first time since 1947 that a Braves team won back-to-back games without scoring an earned run.

They went 3-for-35 with runners in scoring position during the four-game series against Colorado, and the Braves still won the series 3-1. On Friday it was the Mets who wasted numerous scoring opportunities, going 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

“The problem is when you don’t put guys on base, that’s when you start worrying about your offense,” Gonzalez said. “When you get people on base, something good’s going to happen sooner or later.”

Maholm worked out of two-runners-on, no-out situations in both the first and third innings. He allowed a leadoff walk by Roger Cedeno and a Daniel Murphy single in the first inning, then got the next three on a flyout, a line-out and a groundout by David Wright, Scott Hairston and Ike Davis, in that order.

He gave up consecutive singles by Niese (10-9) and Cedeno to start the third inning, them Maholm retired the next three batters on two strikeouts and a Hairston flyout to end the inning.

The Mets also had two on with one out in the fourth, and Maholm worked out of that with a groundout and strikeout by the bottom two hitters in the order.

After the Mets put two runners on again in the sixth with a single and a Chipper Jones throwing error, reliever Chad Durbin replaced Maholm and struck out Josh Turner. Then left-hander Luis Avilan replaced Durbin and induced a Lucas Duda groundout to end the inning.

Jonny Venters pitched a perfect seventh and Eric O’Flaherty had two strikeouts in the eighth before Kimbrel came on to pitch for the third consecutive game, including a four-out save Wednesday that was the first major league save of more than an inning.

The last time the Braves recorded three consecutive shutouts was Sept. 4-7, 2002 against Pittsburgh and Montreal, when their starting pitchers were Damian Moss, Kevin Millwood and Greg Maddux.

77 comments Add your comment

Matt

September 7th, 2012
10:12 pm

Matthew 19:30

Waiting for D Haters

September 7th, 2012
10:13 pm

O where, o where are the Uggla haters? How bout those 3 shutouts in a row!!!

...

September 7th, 2012
10:13 pm

Matt, STOP posting that in EVERY SINGLE POST!!!!! WE GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!

Matt

September 7th, 2012
10:19 pm

I will stop when the babies stop posting they’re first…

Irrational Fan

September 7th, 2012
10:28 pm

When’s the last time Freeman had a hit? Go Braves!

TBbravesfan

September 7th, 2012
10:33 pm

mia 8 nats 6 top 10th

Whoa Nellie!

September 7th, 2012
10:34 pm

33 scoreless innings in a row!

DHD

September 7th, 2012
10:40 pm

Get hot, Uggla, and all will be forgiven. You too, McCann.

Ralph

September 7th, 2012
10:41 pm

I can’t get too excited about Uggla being back, back to what, when was the last time he was here. Several times in the past 3 months he showed some signs of life only to relapse back into his coma. However, I certainly do hope he continues to tear the cover off the ball until the season is over which would greatly increase the chances of finding a sucker to take him off our hands.

lee maye

September 7th, 2012
10:42 pm

Where are the Uggla haters? Don’t get too excited yet. Yes, 2 hits tonight was much better than he has been. However, that errant pickoff as it was put, had in fact picked off Danny if caught.

Even a blind hog finds something. Let’s wait and see the rest of the series. Up to .209 after dropping to .206. 2 hits and up to .209. That does not say much at 13.3 mil.

On another note, Fredi needs to sit Kimbrel in the dugout tomorrow and Sunday and not use him. We can’t afford an overuse injury. Would have been better to skip him tonight and let Gearin try to finish.

DUggla

September 7th, 2012
10:44 pm

Should Uggla have been benched today too?

DOB... Ask some TOUGH QUESTIONS!

September 7th, 2012
10:57 pm

Folks..wow…folks…you have tip your cap to Fredi for managing an EXCELLENT ball game. I mean, folks, you can’t manage a better game unless you are Bobby Valentine! Folks, if Fredi manages like this, we can actually see choke jobs in the playoffs like in the good ole days! Folks, for that? I say a Tip of the Old Capper! Atta boy, Fredi!

Avoid the Noid! http://bit.ly/NbCOKS

MIKE IN/ATL

September 7th, 2012
11:03 pm

Great win in the BIG APPLE!!! UGLA lookin better to. Simmons be back tomorrow!! MEDLIN back on the hill to!!! Maybe these braves do have what it takes. At least the PITCHING is lookin GREAT!!! We all know that great pitching wins games and timely hitting. With simmons back, that maybe just what they ned to get over the hill. GO BRAVES!!!!

Semper Fi Braves Fan

September 7th, 2012
11:08 pm

Calling someone else a baby for posting the same thing over and over as in “first” only to spend your days trying to post something equally retarded first to prevent it?

Pot? Kettle?

Ken Stallings

September 7th, 2012
11:12 pm

Three consecutive wins is a welcome thing! Dan Uggla finally getting it figured out at the plate and going on a tear would be beyond welcome. Simmons back in the lineup also gives the Braves many opportunities to put together lineups of impressive quality, especially if this two-hit result from Uggla finally gets him hitting well this season.

With Strasburg getting just one more start, wouldn’t it be sweet revenge if the Braves were the team who went on a tear from nowhere and overtook the Nationals!

George Washington

September 7th, 2012
11:14 pm

Congratulations Braves. Ol’ c. jones’ miracle delivery wasn’t needed tonight (thank goodness). Glad to see uggla hit a home run. I guess if you swing enough times you’re bound to hit one. No really, it’s good to have a 3 game winning streak and I hope it becomes a 12 gamer. But after the last month’s performances and last year’s, we are all holding our breath whether you admit it or not.

One Big Dummy

September 7th, 2012
11:17 pm

The funny thing about Matt is that he’s actually that quick that often. He must not leave his computer.

mark

September 7th, 2012
11:17 pm

Great nite Uggla your up to 208 fredi will have you batting clean up tomorrow

Ken Stallings

September 7th, 2012
11:23 pm

Hey, lay off Matt, gentlemen! I can think of a multitude of things worse that Scripture to post!

And Matt, here is one person who admires your effort there! It is a most appropriate Scripture to post, my man!

Kentavo

September 7th, 2012
11:27 pm

It must be tough for DOB bc Fredi and Frank lie to him all the time. Good job DOB, I don’t know how you do it. Fredi says he’s bennching Uggs, which lasts for 3 games then he’s right back in there. But this is not isolated; Fredi comes out with pronouncements all the time, then contradicts himself a few days later. He must be preparing to run for public office.

Kentavo

September 7th, 2012
11:27 pm

It must be tough for DOB bc Fredi and Frank lie to him all the time. Good job DOB, I don’t know how you do it. Fredi says he’s bennching Uggs, which lasts for 3 games then he’s right back in there. But this is not isolated; Fredi comes out with pronouncements all the time, then contradicts himself a few days later. He must be preparing to run for public office.

Kentavo

September 7th, 2012
11:27 pm

It must be tough for DOB bc Fredi and Frank lie to him all the time. Good job DOB, I don’t know how you do it. Fredi says he’s bennching Uggs, which lasts for 3 games then he’s right back in there. But this is not isolated; Fredi comes out with pronouncements all the time, then contradicts himself a few days later. He must be preparing to run for public office.

Pal Joey

September 7th, 2012
11:29 pm

We aren’t Uggla haters. We just don’tthink it is prudent to leave a man in the line-up with a .208 batting average when there are guys on the bench with much better averages. I’m glad to see Uggla get two hits today. However, the law of averages would indicate that he was bound to run into a pitch or two occasionally. After all, he has hit fairly well in Miami before he came to Atlanta. Just don’t get too excited until he has shown he can produce in more than one game. I would love to see him get hot and contribute. But I am a realist and want to see some more progress before fawning all over him. Time will tell.

Keith

September 7th, 2012
11:39 pm

Despite the recent concerns about the offense, the pitching has been very, very good! And playoff games will be more like these 1-0, 3-0 games than will the higher scoring games more than likely.

Go BRAVES! :)

Ken Stallings

September 7th, 2012
11:51 pm

Let me write in defense of Fredi’s choices on Uggla. He did bench him! “Lying?” Come on! Stop trying to create controversy from wholecloth!

Uggla has 30-homer power potential. The Braves on the lineup with that kind of potential are fairly few: Heyward, Freeman, McCann, and Uggla. Chipper of course used to do it, but he’s past that stage of his career. The others have the potential. Uggla has a bit more than potential on his side. Uggla has several years of doing it!

There is a lion’s share of deference in a .250 hitter with a slugging average of .350 vice a .250 hitter with a slugging average of .450! The home run hitter is in scoring position at the plate! It is the essential difference between scoring on a rally and scoring on a swing!

There is an understandable temptation to keep giving the power hitter another chance. It’s a lot of potential to leave on the bench. And frankly, Uggla may be getting it together. Yes, I know I’ve written that before after a multi-hit game from Uggla, but baseball remains a game of optimism, so call me a baseball fan and consider my guilty!

Jerry Willard

September 8th, 2012
12:02 am

You guys over analyze everything. Shut your YAPPERS and enjoy the 3 game win streak!
Go Braves!

David O'Brien

September 8th, 2012
12:02 am

Chris

September 8th, 2012
12:23 am

Uggla should always be benched…and then found some rich team to take his salary (don’t say it can’t be done look at Joe Johnson) at the end of the season.

Teddy B

September 8th, 2012
12:47 am

Great game tonight, nice to see Uggla get more than 1 hit. Uggs and J-Hey were on the Bomb Squad! Now J-Hey just needs 1 more stolen base to be a 20/20 player this year! It would be sick if he gets to 30/30 but I don’t think he will this year, not enough time left. There’s always next year. He’s turned his career around and now he’s a threat once again. I love it, he’s so much fun to watch. Heyward is our only legit 5 tool player, and he can do it all. Hope he finishes strong this last month and tears it up in the post season as well! GO HEYWARD! GO BRAVES!

Buzz 2011

September 8th, 2012
3:32 am

“The last month or so I haven’t been on fire or anything”..Really Uggs??
That Uggs is brilliant and a great hitter, huh! You get it all for$60 million.

Armchair Observer

September 8th, 2012
6:20 am

Seems that Uggla got the key hit in the series finale vs the Rockies. It also seems that from the demeanor of the opposition that there is a certain amount of respect when he comes to the plate. Now come on with the spin.

longtimefan

September 8th, 2012
6:59 am

It says something(not good) about the mentality of the bloggers that after the Braves win 3 on consecutive shutouts and their second baseman hits a homer and a double, that the majority of the comments are negative complaining about said player and someone posting a bible verse.

The Mighty Quinn

September 8th, 2012
7:07 am

Ok, I just looked up the bible verse. Thats pretty funny.

lpt nation

September 8th, 2012
7:08 am

If luck can get on our side ( and if uggly starts hitting luck would be on our side ) maybe he will finish out the year hitting good enough that we could fine a team that is as gullible as the braves and this problem will be gone although we will never get infanta back. now detroit is laughing at us and the marlins

longtimefan

September 8th, 2012
7:28 am

The majority of bloggers are short sighted and not particularly knowledgeable about baseball. Left up to them we would have traded or released Heyward this past winter, released Minor earlier this year and forced Chipper to retire before his magnificent final year.(Some of you probably changed your screen names). Since these earlier blog targets have proven the teeming masses wrong, they are now focused on McCann and Uggla, and of course, always Fredi. Nevermind that Fredi has produced a better record Than almost every team with a higher payroll than the Braves including the Yankees, Cardinals and Dodgers. Let not the facts get in the way of the fans with the herd mentality who in predictable lockstep pick a player or management and want his head. If you guys actually bothered to look at some stats other than BA you would see Uggla is actually producing OK, especially for the second base position. To bench him so we can play Constanza in LF is ludicrous. At the beginning of the season the Braves had the 16th highest payroll(USA Today) out of the 30 MLB teams. I believe only the Rangers have a better record of those teams with a higher payroll. Yet you geniuses continue to berate the job Wren has done putting the team together and the job FG has done managing it. We happen to be in the division with the hottest team in baseball but comfortably lead the WC. Do any of you guys see the disconnect or the lack of logic in your tirades?

longtimefan

September 8th, 2012
7:30 am

Did Parkview offer a logics course?

Armchair Observer

September 8th, 2012
7:38 am

longtime fan, this observer mostly agrees but after last September I would consider that a shaky lead in the WC.

This observer has not heard a single player stand up for Fredi however.

bravesgrl4life

September 8th, 2012
7:45 am

One thing I noticed about Uggla on Friday, on both the double and the homer: he wasn’t bouncing or dancing at the plate as much. I’ve noticed this season that if he doesn’t do that, he has a better chance to hit. STOP DANCING, DAN!!!

longtimefan

September 8th, 2012
7:55 am

I doubt the players feel any need to voice their support of Fredi. The only place this year I hear complaints about him are on these blogs. He has managed the Braves to the fourth best record in baseball. You have to give credit to FW for putting this team together or FG for managing it(or in my opinion both). The record and facts speak for themselves. Some people seem to believe the manager should always make the right decision, the player should always get the bunt down and the pitcher should never give up that HR. It’s baseball folks. Every team and player fails. That’s why a consistent 2 out of 3 failures at the plate make you a lock for the HOF.

Nerdville

September 8th, 2012
8:09 am

Well what do you know? Believe or not but Dan Oggla, the 12 million dollar man, finally did something.
But what I really can’t believe is all these rah rahs getting all excited because Oggla, who hasn’t hit a lick 95% of the season, finally gets a couple of hits.
Rah, rah.

BraveFan

September 8th, 2012
8:20 am

Longtimefan is exactly right on. If we pay less and win more you have to give credit to the GM, manager and players. We really have a pretty amazing team that has a great shot to get into the playoff. 3 shutouts in a row is awesome. Sure we haven’t scored a lot of runs this week but we have scored enough to go 5-1.

When I analyze the job a manager does I look at team morale, bullpen, strategy. Fredi is doing something right on the team morale thing. These guys rally around each other and seem truly excited for each others success. Everyone wants to play with the Braves and it’s because we have a great bunch of guys. Every manager in the big leagues has to cobble together a functioning bullpen usually out of young players, veteran castoffs, etc. Fredi has defined a role for each bullpen member and they have done really well. Durbin gets the job done and he was cut before the season. As far as strategy Fredi has a philosophy and sticks to it. I Think he is a stats guy and I believe that is a good way to manage with an occasional hunch thrown in. We really get a lot out of our players. Yes not every player is having their best year but you would not have to look back far to find games that Uggla and McCann have won for us.

BraveFan

September 8th, 2012
8:24 am

Also longtimefan said the manager may not always make the right decision. Don’t forget that sometimes you do make the right decision and it only gives you a 3 in 10 chance of success (pinch hitters for example). Fredi manages he Braves so he is my guy

same ole neg. dumbazz comments

September 8th, 2012
8:29 am

The Braves are my team, but I hate their guts.

john poppadappagoppoulas

September 8th, 2012
8:41 am

If our bats were on the same level as our pitching we could hang with the 27 yankees

RBI

September 8th, 2012
9:26 am

Heyward’s HR won the game.
Uggla has not changed a thing in the way he bats-same nervousness and twitches. He just makes contact every once in a while. The HR pitch was almost over his head!
Now, if he starts hitting consistently, I will be fine with him.
I would still rather see Prado at 2nd and not SS.

oldmike

September 8th, 2012
9:30 am

Love what Uggla said about competing. He is a gamer regardless how lost he is at plate. Hope he gets it right. But not expecting him to.

day1fan

September 8th, 2012
9:53 am

Those who weren’t around for the 60’s through the 80’s don’t have a clue what misery being a Braves fan was. We would have robbed our mothers to have what we have had since 1991. Does that mean I am content with our place? No. It just means that having a chance to win is better than a guaranteed losing record from the opening day of spring training.

Of course, i still have my nerf brick for throws at the tube.

Peace bro’s. And please remember, we’re just “playing” baseball. Somewhere out there a soldier, airman, sailor or Marine is praying their next step is not their last.

Brandon

September 8th, 2012
10:07 am

one thing that nobody has mentioned is that uggla has not struck out in his last 3 starts. in 7 of his last 8 starts, he has gotten a hit, and he still leads the league in walks. There is absolutely no way that he could have so many walks if opposing pitchers did not respect his presence.

Since August 27, he is batting .258 with 3 homers. I have no problem if he continues at that pace, but even at that pace, he would only finish with an average just around .215

Critics need to stop using the .209 average. It should be quite obvious that even if he gets hot, his average will not rise much. If he bats .300 the rest of the way, he will only finish at around .222

double

September 8th, 2012
10:14 am

Benching mr Ug may have sent a message.Errors & Excuses,& non performance not tolerated.

Amber Girl

September 8th, 2012
10:17 am

good morning Mr Brandon Why is everyone picking on Mr Uggla? He still has Braves across his chest.

Brandon

September 8th, 2012
10:44 am

Good morning Amber Girl ! It hurts some braves fans to see the braves win so they need somebody to complain about.

daSarge

September 8th, 2012
10:54 am

My image of chipper is of an overpaid adulterer who can’t keep a wife due to his love for Hooter’s girls. He should focus more on being a good husband and a better example to his children than worrying about what fans in New York think about him. Hall of Fame in a kid’s game, Hall of Shame in the game of Life.

Amber Girl

September 8th, 2012
11:03 am

Well I guess they have to do what they call venting. Sweet Amber is trying to understand. I guess DUMB Amber is back.

Yes Way Josè

September 8th, 2012
11:19 am

@daSarge
Whoa! That came out of nowhere.

Amber Girl

September 8th, 2012
11:30 am

@da Sarge. You are not even worth calling Mr. You need to be careful what you are saying. Not very nice. I am trying to be a lady and be sweet. You are making it difficult.

ChipperisGod

September 8th, 2012
11:55 am

Uggs looked good tonight. I hope this gets him going. He looked really mentally locked in more so than that game on Wednesday I went to. If Uggla gets hot, that helps us a lot.

Malholm although he struggled, made the right pitches when he needed to. No excuse for Chipper’s bad throw.

Good win overall, gotta do something with RISP though. One out and bases loaded again…. Frustrating to watch. Let’s get it out of our systems now before the Nats come to town.

Picked up a game on the Nats. It’s a long shot but we need to just keep pitching well and get the offense back on track. The series against the Nats coming up will decide if the Braves have even a long shot at the division.

Fats Johnson

September 8th, 2012
12:07 pm

Time to serve more “DIRT BISQUITS” to the Braves critics,UGGLA…………….Shut them up for good and all will be forgotten. Dat’s Baseball,as Bobby Cox would say! :)

Caseyatthebat

September 8th, 2012
12:19 pm

Longtimefan…………Your Braves pay check is ready and can be picked up at will call.

Amber Girl

September 8th, 2012
12:21 pm

Hello Mr Fats Johnson. How are you? Braves seem to be on a good roll. They just need to get offense going. Hopefully they will be OK

SLBReb

September 8th, 2012
12:28 pm

Uggla gets two hits you think he is the best thing since sliced bread. The guy makes a ton and has not had a multihit game since the beginning of June (it is Sept btw). He swings for the fences on every swat and would never consider protecting the plate with two strikes. The Braves probably have the worst average in the game for hitting with RISP let alone driving in a run from third with less than two outs. Ross pulled out the miracle last night. This team lives and dies by the Homerun and this is magnified when Bourne is cold. Thank goodness for the pitching staff and good to see Venters go 1-2-3 last night.

Dum-Bass

September 8th, 2012
12:58 pm

DOB said, “a recent dearth of offense”. LOL When I read it, I read it as “death of offense”, which after I thought about it was actually more accurate!

Dum-Bass

September 8th, 2012
1:07 pm

May not be a day game in NYC today, which would have been perfect at 4PM, since the DAWGS play tonight. May not even be able to get it in tonight. Already just had a tornado in Queens area. Probably means a DH tomorrow.

bill

September 8th, 2012
1:08 pm

Uggla hit a homer after the winning runs had scored. Big deal. How about a hit when we need a run or two. Clutch he ain’t but he is a Brave and we need to support him. Sort of like your worthless alki uncle…he is still family.

Dum-Bass

September 8th, 2012
1:09 pm

Did I run everybody off, or did the rapture just take place? MATTHEW, you come back here, right now! What was that scripture again?

bill

September 8th, 2012
1:12 pm

longtime fan screw u I pay to watch them play and have had my heart broken tentimes over. I have he right to say about my team what I want. If I want logic I will go to Grayson not the has beens at Parkview.

reckingball

September 8th, 2012
1:54 pm

bill @ 1:08pm……..Did you happen to notice that Uggla scored the game winning run, after he got on base with a double?
Also, a three run lead going into the bottom of the ninth, is a whole stressful than a 2 run lead, did you not know that?
go braves

HAL

September 8th, 2012
2:01 pm

i dont think this blog is a heard mentality more like a tribe mentality can you say east africa lol

DawgNole

September 8th, 2012
3:10 pm

Matt
September 7th, 2012
10:19 pm

I will stop when the babies stop posting they’re first…
____________________

Nobody posted they’re first on this blog. And you didn’t stop.

That makes at least two things you need to stop–preaching and lying.

BrandonLee49

September 8th, 2012
3:30 pm

well the Braves are impressive against weak teams, we’ll see how it shakes out come Crunch-time.

David O'Brien

September 8th, 2012
5:06 pm

McCann’s first extra-base hit since July 31. had 2 RBIs in the interim.

Whoa Nellie!

September 8th, 2012
5:23 pm

@DawgNole- you afraid of a little Scripture? If he doesn’t post it, someone will claim it and call first! Look at the other Brave blogs for evidence…

Nate

September 8th, 2012
5:36 pm

Yep! Time to trade Uggla and McCann both!

longtimefan

September 8th, 2012
6:03 pm

Casey- It’s mailed

DawgNole

September 8th, 2012
6:18 pm

Whoa Nellie!
September 8th, 2012
5:23 pm

@DawgNole- you afraid of a little Scripture? If he doesn’t post it, someone will claim it and call first! Look at the other Brave blogs for evidence…
_________________

Not afraid of it at all, but him posting the same crap every time puts him on the same level as the “first” posters. And none of that changes the fact that he lied when he said he’d stop when they stopped. They didn’t post today, and he did. Stop preaching and stop lying–both of you.

Fats Johnson

September 8th, 2012
7:40 pm

Hay Amber Girl…………..We got to keep them positive on old Uggla :)

john77

September 9th, 2012
1:55 am

I have seen all the hate on Uggla and B-Mac if it was not for them two at the first of the year the Braves might not be were there at.You can say all you want the about the past 3 months or so about Uggla and B-Mac but just stop and thing if they were not here at the start of the year were would this team been and yes I know they have been really bad but think about B-mac and his shoulder most of the man that say crap about the Brave wish they could play ball and get paid for it but guess what you can’t and I bet most don’t even have a job so shut up and be glad there were there at.Look at the AL East 10 games up now tied with a pay roll 3 times as big as the brave and the Brave still have a chances to be in the post season. I’m not say you need to stop but dang if you don’t like the players go root for a new team or be glad the Braves are were there at and are winning.

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