Braves beat Nats 5-4 on a hit jersey…er, hit batter

After beating the Nationals on a walk-off error in the ninth inning Friday, the Braves found another unusual way to win Saturday — on a hit jersey.

Officially it was a hit-by-pitch. But let’s just say Andrelton Simmons was in no pain after reliever Ryan Matthues hit the front of his shirt with a pitch with the bases loaded in the eighth inning, bringing in the go-ahead run in a 5-4 Braves win at Turner Field.

“Great team win, crazy win, especially the way those first two innings started,” said manager Fredi Gonzalez, whose Braves trailed 4-0 after two innings and gave up two unearned runs in the second.

Freddie Freeman had three hits including a triple and his 20th home run, and Jason Heyward hit a tying two-run homer in the sixth inning for the Braves, who will go for a series sweep of the National League East leaders on Sunday.

The Braves still trail the Nationals by 6-1/2 games with only 16 to play, but say they haven’t conceded anything.

“Have they won the division yet? No, they haven’t,” Freeman said. “So obviously we do [have a chance]. This is the No. 1 team in the National League and we’re playing them tough. We’ve beat them twice now and we have a chance to sweep them tomorrow. Hopefully we can get a good pitching performance and put some runs on the board.”

“Winning this series makes it more realistic,” said Heyward, whose home run was his 27th of the season and 10th in 38 games. “Our mindset is to go after the division [title] until you can’t. That’s the way you have to look at it. You don’t settle for anything until time is up. Right now we’ve got a chance to win the division still. We’ve got to keep playing good baseball, we’ve got to keep hanging in there, and everything else will take care of itself.”

Craig Kimbrel struck out Tyler Moore with a runner at third base to end the game and collect his 36th save, and the Braves won for the seventh time in 17 games against the Nationals this season, including the past three in a row.

Braves starter Tommy Hanson was charged with four runs (two earned), four hits and one walk and had seven strikeouts in five innings.

David Ross led off the eighth with a single against Mattheus, and one out later Dan Uggla and Chipper Jones drew consecutive walks to load the basis and bring up Simmons.

The rookie shortstop was one of the Braves’ best hitters with runners in scoring position before his two-month stint on the disabled list for a broken hand. Simmons got the job done this time without a hit. He worked the count to 2-2 before Mattheus threw a pitch that hit the front of Simmons’ shirt to force in the go-ahead run.

The Brave have two wins despite going 1-for-15 with runners in scoring position in the first two games of the series. They are 3-for-35 with runners in scoring position in their past six games, including a win at New York and getting swept in three games at Milwaukee.

“At this point in the year it’s a playoff atmosphere and you’re going to have to find ways to win,” Heyward said. “Any way you can do it, whether it’s ugly, pretty, it doesn’t matter. It’s huge to win two games after losing three in a row [at Milwaukee], because you don’t want to let other teams gain ground on you that are behind you, and you would like to gain some ground on this team that’s in front of you.”

The Braves led the NL wild-card standings by 6-1/2 games over St. Louis and 7-1/2 over Los Angeles pending the outcome of the Cardinals-Dodgers game late Saturday.

Hanson remained winless (0-3) with a 4.50 ERA in six starts since returning from a stint on the disabled list for a back strain. He’s pitched fewer than six innings in five consecutive starts, although he’s allowed only two earned runs in each of the past three. The Braves have scored two runs or fewer while Hanson’s been in the game in all of those six starts.

Freeman had hit .198 with a .356 slugging percentage in his past 29 games, and began Saturday with just one extra-base hit (double) and one RBI in 40 at-bats during September. His error in the second inning indirectly led to two unearned runs in the inning as the Nationals opened a 4-0 lead. It was the usually sure-handed Freeman’s fourth error in the past 10 games.

“It was unfortunate,” he said. “It led to two runs. I came up right after that, so I wanted to get things started. I was lucky to get one down the line.”

If that’s what it took to light his fire at the plate, the Braves are probably glad it happened.

Freeman led off the bottom of the inning with a triple down the right-field line that skipped into foul territory and hugged the wall as it rolled toward the corner, giving the big-bodied Freeman time to rumble around the basepaths for his second triple in 308 career games.

Dan Uggla followed with another rarity for him, an opposite-field double to right-center, cutting the lead to 4-1.

“[Freeman] takes a lot of pride in his defense,” Gonzalez said. “And I think he’s one of the best [first basemen] in the league. And maybe that embarrassed him a little bit. I don’t think my gut could take that type of embarrassment for his bat to get going, but whatever it takes. Good for him that he stayed in the fight.”

After Heyward lost a ball in the sun for a two-out Ian Desmond double in the third inning, Desmond went to third on a wild pitch before Hanson struck out Danny Espinosa to avoid damage. Heyward also lost two fly balls in the sun in an Aug. 19 game against the Dodgers at Turner Field.

Freeman’s one-out home run in the fourth was his 20th of the season and cut the lead to 4-2. He pulled Edwin Jackson’s first pitch to the right-field seats, Freeman’s sixth first-pitch homer. Freeman (.493) and Heyward (.486) have the two highest batting averages in the NL when putting the first pitch in play, and Freeman’s put it in play far more times (75) than any of the other league leaders.

After Jackson struck out the side in the fifth, Prado led off the sixth and reached first base on a controversial play when first-base umpire Marvin Hudson ruled that first baseman LaRoche’s foot was off the base when he stretched to get the off-target throw from Jackson. Replays appeared to show LaRoche’s foot touching the base, and Nationals manager Davey Johnson got ejected after coming on the field to argue the call.

Heyward was up next and tied the score with a two-run homer, his 27th. That’s nine more than his career-high before this season, and he’s one homer shy of doubling his total from last season.

87 comments Add your comment

eskippy

September 15th, 2012
7:32 pm

vesaversa

September 15th, 2012
7:44 pm

Good game but the Braves need to find a way to score more runs or they will be out of the playoff in the first round .

jfowl

September 15th, 2012
7:44 pm

Far cry from last year’s stretch. Braves are playing like winners.

jase80

September 15th, 2012
7:47 pm

I dont post much. but what a game. had me jumping out of the seat. ck was mad about the best hit he gave up. then the base steal. ck comes back and saids try my heat. go braves!

Edd

September 15th, 2012
7:49 pm

We,ll take it !

ChipperisGod

September 15th, 2012
7:51 pm

Five runs should be enough to win a baseball game, vesaversa. Yes we squandered some opportunities, especially in the eighth inning, but we made the Nats beat themselves with good plate discipline. We did look bad early on, but the team got its head on straight, focused and just chipped away.

This was a real ballsy, gutsy win by the Braves. The negative naysayers can complain all they want about the sloppy play early on, and the blown call at first as well. But they cannot deny this team’s resilient ability and will to come back against the best team in baseball. And we finally won a series against a quality opponent for the first time since June!!! This is a big step in the right direction for the team’s morale.

GO BRAVES!!!!

Tgram

September 15th, 2012
8:22 pm

I guess the Nats player wasn’t a merry Tyler Moore after that. Ha! Sorry, couldn’t resist.

Ken Stallings

September 15th, 2012
8:30 pm

In September you take your wins however you can get them! The Braves are hitting well the last two games and now have a chance to sweep the Nationals. Again, the Nats have the best record in baseball by a pretty wide margin.

The Dodgers will host the Cardinals again tonight, so the Braves will now benefit in the Wild Card chase regardless of the outcome. If the Cards win, then the Dodgers drop to 8 games back. If the Dodgers win, then the Cards drop to 7 games back and will be tied with the Dodgers for the second Wild Card.

Either way, the Braves are now closer to catching the Nationals for the NL East than they are having any team catch them for the first Wild Card. The Braves now have only 16 games left to play.

Bernie

September 15th, 2012
8:32 pm

I congraduate the Braves for hanging in there and finding a way to win. We need more offense Mr. Wrenn

Nova Scotia Steve

September 15th, 2012
8:32 pm

I don’t know, but this awful average with RISP has to change.

Atlanta is not going anywhere unless it does – I’m really speechless with how bad it’s been. The Braves would be BLOWING teams out if they even cashed in on some of these opportunities.

Ben the Men

September 15th, 2012
8:34 pm

Gio will be a tough assignment, but we already have the series, so hopefully we will get the sweep. Not kidding here, but if the Braves ever start hitting as a team we might do some serious damage in the remaining regular season and go very deep in the playoffs.

Oh'man

September 15th, 2012
8:38 pm

I know we won but Tommy Hanson has to go! He barely goes 5 innings every outing and also gives up 4 runs. Every outing is the same for him. What I don’t understand is why we benched Heyward last year but we are not benching Hanson? This must be a race issue lol jk ! But seriously bench Hanson!

bravofan

September 15th, 2012
8:46 pm

Old.man… dont know what benching heyward last year has to do with hanson!?

bravofan

September 15th, 2012
8:53 pm

I do know this…. the braves are one game away from sweeping the best team in baseball!!! Go BRAVOS!!!!

Coach T

September 15th, 2012
9:09 pm

We ARE the best team in baseball.

Oh'man

September 15th, 2012
9:11 pm

@bravofan , we benched Heyward last year because he was struggling hence Hanson needs to be benched. Understand now?

Miami Dave

September 15th, 2012
9:18 pm

Oh’man- You’re a JERK! and Bernie learn how to spell!
Now for something to say, way to go Braves! Great game and way to fight back. Good to see Uggla to go the other way and Freddie get 3 hits! Should be a good one with Gio and Minor tomorrow night!

Coach

September 15th, 2012
9:20 pm

What I like about this braves team the past few games is their “Never say die” attitude. We all know what this team is capable of doing when they are clicking on all cylinders, they are as good as any team in baseball. We have to get Bourn going, he is the table setter for the rest of the lineup. If we get him going, this team will take off. While we still have a chance at winning the east, they just need to continue on focusing to win one game at a time. We just need to get in the playoffs then we will see who steps up. I am ready for some braves baseball in October!!

Coach

September 15th, 2012
9:28 pm

Oh’Man,

Well, Heyward was benched because he could not hit sand if he fell off of a camel, and Hanson was not benched because we didn’t have anybody available to take his spot. Why do you think they kept throwing Lowe out there every fifth day? I will say that Hanson is not the player that he was when he first came up. It’s almost like that he’s conditioned to be effective the first half of the year and wears down after the break. Check the splits over the past 2-3 years and tell me if i am wrong. By no means do we need to get rid of him until we gather all of the facts as to what is going on with him.

wayne

September 15th, 2012
9:28 pm

The Braves are lucky to win any game hang’um Hanson starts. He hasn’t been right for a long time, whether it be injuries or mechanics. He hangs more sliders and curve balls than any other major league pitcher I’ve ever seen. They win sometime in spite of him. I think Freddie keeps hoping he will improve.

Coach (2012 Fredi's Beisbol Fandango)

September 15th, 2012
9:29 pm

Playoff bound, no doubt about it. How we get there doesn’t really matter.

gy6

September 15th, 2012
9:33 pm

Yep. 163 and done this year. But, hey, made the playoffs! /sarc.

Jim

September 15th, 2012
9:34 pm

I don’t know how anyone with an ounce of competitive spirit could see the blown call in the bottom of the 6th and not advocate for expanded replay. Nats didn’t do much to help themselves from then on, but that one impacted the momentum and ultimately the outcome of the game. MLB needs to do right by its fans!

Largo

September 15th, 2012
9:38 pm

I feel sorry for the team(s) that have to face us in the playoffs. They’ll be thinking (with great trepidation) about our dreaded offense and the number of runs it scores every game. Said, of course, with tongue planted firmly in cheek.

TONETONE

September 15th, 2012
9:40 pm

Come play-offs time, you have to be able to hit in the clutch. That’s what every team does against the BRAVES.The BRAVES just cannot come up with the clutch hit. When the bases are loaded, you just know they will not score. This cannot continue to happen. If it does, the BRAVES will take another first round exit. When is the last time the BRAVES advanced beyond the first round? I cannot remember. I think it was before the “BOMBING OF PEARL HARBOR”.

Dan The Man

September 15th, 2012
9:43 pm

You Braves fans dont get to excited. The game was won because of an incompetent call at 1st base and anyone with any brains would have put money on a home run following that blown call. It is time these officials-come forth on blown calls. Marvin Hudson (the umpire at first base) knew he blew it-Davey Johnson is not a manager that races out there except if he is 100% sure. The Nats had a similar play a few weeks ago and they said LaRouche foot was off the bag and it clearly showed it was on and next man up-home run. The officials should not decide games like this and dont get to excited-you are still 6 1/2 games back and if the Nats win tomorrow-the Braves only picked up one game while knocking three games off your schedule.

TONETONE

September 15th, 2012
9:46 pm

The BRAVES has nly one clutch hitter. His name is MARTIN PRADO. But, he never seems to come up to the plate at the right time. During clutch time, it always seem likeDAN STRUGGLA, MICHAEL BOURN, MCCAN,CHIPPER,FREEMAN.HEYWARD OR HEINKE, ALWAYS SEEM TO HIT.

rj

September 15th, 2012
9:47 pm

place Uggla on waivers as soon as we are thru with the season please as his contract apparently makes Freddie think we have to play him.
Rotate Prado to second and play some of our outfielders who all outhit Uggla.

What a waste of money. Can you say Hampton?

TONETONE

September 15th, 2012
9:48 pm

Sorry! I m,eant only one clutch hitter not nly.

Mldtown

September 15th, 2012
9:57 pm

Kimbrel may be blowing away hitters right now, but just as solid is O’Flaherty. It is such a luxury to have a first-rate back of the bullpen.

SGS

September 15th, 2012
10:10 pm

i agree with rj. We paid to much for Uggla. Sit him down even if he pouts. A win is a win. The FOX announcers for this game were awful! You could tell they were for the Nats just by some of their comments. I thought they were suppose to be impartial!. Hanson has looked bad for his last 4 or 5 starts. Good bye to him.

Keith

September 15th, 2012
10:12 pm

Good news:

Last year I remember LOSING games just like these. GO BRAVES!

Bill

September 15th, 2012
10:19 pm

I thought Freeman’s defense was pretty nonchalant early on when he didn’t hustle to the base to get the runner and then didn’t exert himself to catch the throw from the pitcher. He did make up for it with his bat obviously, but sometimes these guys don’t seem to play with any sense of urgency or passion.

David

September 15th, 2012
10:36 pm

HD video of Medlen interview and Simmons HBP ending http://www.angrydingo.com/files/MedlenInterviewSimmonsHBP.php

Mike N/ATL

September 15th, 2012
10:42 pm

That was one of the best baseball games i ever been to, and i’ve been to countless games and playoff games. The offence never gave up and they fought till the end to finish the game with a victory. You gotta love what they are doin right now being sept. All in all it was a BIG WIN for the braves an there fans!!!! GO BRAVES!!!!

Mike N/ATL

September 15th, 2012
10:42 pm

That was one of the best baseball games i ever been to, and i’ve been to countless games and playoff games. The offence never gave up and they fought till the end to finish the game with a victory. You gotta love what they are doin right now being sept. All in all it was a BIG WIN for the braves an there fans!!!! GO BRAVES!!!!

Mike N/ATL

September 15th, 2012
10:42 pm

That was one of the best baseball games i ever been to, and i’ve been to countless games and playoff games. The offence never gave up and they fought till the end to finish the game with a victory. You gotta love what they are doin right now being sept. All in all it was a BIG WIN for the braves an there fans!!!! GO BRAVES!!!!

Faux Positive

September 15th, 2012
10:44 pm

So Mr. 5 inning went 5 again today. Gave up 4 runs total but only 2 were earned. Maybe the Braves can trade him for next season, along with Uggla. Hanson seems to be going the way of JJ, KK and Lowe. Glad the relief staff was ver6y good, they have to support him every time hepitches.

older1

September 15th, 2012
10:48 pm

Heyward was safe yesterday, so it even now. u get some calls your and some u don’t.

older1

September 15th, 2012
10:49 pm

should be your way.

So?

September 15th, 2012
10:50 pm

Heyward continues to play hard, hit well and show he’s just getting better

So?

September 15th, 2012
10:50 pm

Heyward continues to play hard, hit well and shows he’s just getting better

Ken Stallings

September 15th, 2012
10:59 pm

Guess the trolls are getting desperate with inadequate opportunities to condemn losses. So, now they critique the “quality” of victories!

reckingball

September 15th, 2012
11:04 pm

Dan the Man @9:43pm………….rah-rah, rah-rah-rah, yeaaaaa Braves, and the 1st base umpire.
Oh yeah, yeaaaaa Xtra large jerseys, too.
go braves!

freebird56

September 15th, 2012
11:06 pm

A win is a win.Fugly or a no hitter. We will take it

Interested Bystander

September 15th, 2012
11:11 pm

What was the attendance count at the game?

Interested Bystander

September 15th, 2012
11:11 pm

What was the attendance count at the game?

Tommaso

September 15th, 2012
11:34 pm

As for the call at 1st….. it doesn’t make the game… however, consider this was Davy Johnson’s first toss this year….. He never leaves the dugout unless he has a very good reason! Oh & by the way, Marvin Hudson is from Georgia…… a Braves fan maybe?? Just sayin’!!

yaz

September 15th, 2012
11:47 pm

@ Dan 943P: It happens. Move on. Happened last night with play at Heyward at first. Big deal. Your young team must learn how to deal with pressure. Talking like a madman in your glove doesn’t cut it down the stretch. Your boy cracked. And then, your bullpen cracked. Just think, if Braves win play-in game, you guys get to come back to Atlanta and do it all over again. You morons ran Stan Kasten out of town after he built you from nothing. Back to old Expos days before you know it. Don’t get too used to winning.

Dan The Man

September 16th, 2012
12:22 am

@reckingball-the bottom line; the Braves are going to have to play a one game plan in series and that is dangerous grounds to depend on one game to move on. MLB umps need to stop being so arrogant-especially when you have a manager like Davey Johnson who only comes out when it is clearly a wrong call. The Braves arent getting hits with RISP. And, all it will take is a loss tomorrow and this room will be filled with the same chatter over the last few weeks-calling for FG head, etc.

Rowdy Garrett

September 16th, 2012
12:25 am

Don’t look now but the Phillies are 10-4 in September (even after getting shutout tonite in Houston. They are only about 3 back from claiming the second wildcard spot. Very dangerous club the way they are playing. I’m concerned Braves wouldn’t fare well against them in one game playoff. Probably other division winners wouldn’t want to face them in a 7-game series either. With 6 games left against Nats, Washington could help put them away if they want to.

Dan The Man

September 16th, 2012
12:27 am

@Tommaso-you are absolutely right, Davey Johnson never leaves the dugout unless he is 100% sure and one of the stations a few weeks ago in the DC area did a thing that everytime this year he has argued a call, which I need to add is minimum-he is 100% correct and the umps blew the call. An exact play a few weeks ago, also the first base ump called the runner safe and the next batter hit a home run. Just saying, looking back at the game tonight-Marvin Hudson had a very poor angle.

Dan The Man

September 16th, 2012
12:27 am

@Tommaso-you are absolutely right, Davey Johnson never leaves the dugout unless he is 100% sure and one of the stations a few weeks ago in the DC area did a thing that everytime this year he has argued a call, which I need to add is minimum-he is 100% correct and the umps blew the call. An exact play a few weeks ago, also the first base ump called the runner safe and the next batter hit a home run. Just saying, looking back at the game tonight-Marvin Hudson had a very poor angle.

Dan The Man

September 16th, 2012
12:27 am

@Tommaso-you are absolutely right, Davey Johnson never leaves the dugout unless he is 100% sure and one of the stations a few weeks ago in the DC area did a thing that everytime this year he has argued a call, which I need to add is minimum-he is 100% correct and the umps blew the call. An exact play a few weeks ago, also the first base ump called the runner safe and the next batter hit a home run. Just saying, looking back at the game tonight-Marvin Hudson had a very poor angle.

confused

September 16th, 2012
12:29 am

GO DAWGS!!!!! GO JACKETS!!!!!!

Dan The Man

September 16th, 2012
12:31 am

@yaz-first thing is Mike Rizzo, is the architect of the team and Stan Kasten had Jim Bowden as the GM, that screwed up the team more than ever. This team is so young and talented and all the key pieces are under contract til minimum 2016. Also, just a little extra info-The Lerner Family who owns the Washington Nationals are the wealthies owners in baseball.

the truth...

September 16th, 2012
12:56 am

Dan The Man

Why not crawl back into the slimy hole you came out of ?

reckingball

September 16th, 2012
1:49 am

Dan The Pan @12:22am……..I’m sure most everyone knows how the WC shoot-out goes.
“The crypt-keeper only comes out when he’s 100% right”, who cares? He still got tossed and the bad call stood. That’s baseball.
“The Braves aren’t hitting with RISP”, yeah, but sometimes a walk is as good as a hit, and sometimes a hit jersey is as good as a hit. HAHA.
The Braves tried to give your team the game today, They could and/or would not take it.
The trools are always on these blogs calling for someone’s head, win or lose, that is not news.
Your team lost. Our team won today.
go braves

reckingball

September 16th, 2012
2:02 am

Rowdy @12;23………They have lost 2 out 3 to the mighty AStros. How dangerous does that make them?
Correct me if I am wrong, but aren’t the Braves winning the season series against them at this time?
I would be willing to lay down a couple of Gs, that they don’t get into the WC playoff.

reckingball

September 16th, 2012
2:03 am

@1:49am……make that “trolls’

reckingball

September 16th, 2012
2:10 am

Dan the Man @12:27am…..BTW Dan, Heyward didn’t hit the HR because Prado was called safe at 1st.
Your pitcher made a good pitch that Heyward got a hold of, it happens in baseball.

Why do Birds poop on cars

September 16th, 2012
2:40 am

See if we trade Dan Uggla and he play for say Yankees he battin avg would go Up……HIm in Andrew Jones should form a school…The pout as bad hitters cry baby….they could teach kids to act like babys n pout cause problems to team….so far its not workin but it has in Miami now….Frank Wren ready for action like Dallas meetings again fall in pool behind MLB crew…we be right back to action as soon as Uggla finds his bat….Now we on espn so Nats will win final game 16-2!….Be great team leader chipper Jones on bench Uggla sittin discussin Farm work…Freddi cow Tippin Davey Johnson and sittin in dugout sayin …One Game wild card here and Out…Get airline tickets to Hawaii !

bravesgrl4life

September 16th, 2012
7:40 am

Okay, so Uggla drives in our first run with an impressive double that just missed going out of the park and some of you still want him gone? I don’t get that. He’s coming around, albeit a bit late.

Even if the play was blown at first making Prado safe, I say it’s justification. There have been plenty of calls go the Nationals’ way this year in games against the Braves that just weren’t right, so it’s justice that we finally get one called our way. And even if that hadn’t happened, the HBP would have tied the game, so we would still have had a chance to win. I think there was only one out at that point anyway, so we still could have scored the winning run. Not Simba’s fault Mattheus threw inside. He’d done it once already, and I even told my husband, “well, getting hit is one way to bring the run in.” Two pitches later, that’s what happened.

For Nats fans to have a 7.5 game (now 6.5) and be so dang whiny just shows their lack of class. They may very well be as good as they are said to be, but when you are that good, you don’t whine. Argue, yes, but not whine.

bravesgrl4life

September 16th, 2012
7:41 am

Oops, I McFanned that last 3/4 of my last post. Italics were supposed to stop after the “just missed”.

PWilliams

September 16th, 2012
8:06 am

Two straight days of exciting baseball, was at the Ted Friday night and it was electrofing. Now if we can get the bats going and keep our starting pictcher and bullpen healthy. Looking forward to a long run in the playoffs…I have Braves fever \>\>/>

Free Pastornicky

September 16th, 2012
8:41 am

It must be hard to play defense behind Hanson.

74bravesjersey

September 16th, 2012
9:25 am

I’m sorry, but I cringe everytime Hanson toes the rubber, & I’m tired of all the excuse making for him even after the game, saying the unearned runs aren’t entirely his fault, the last several starts were behind, to me, there’s no velocity, nor hardly any ball movement, pitches too much in the fat part of the plate, pitches crushed, no clutch pitch’n. Man, I know he & Meds are too different entities in comparison to pitching styles or approaches, but if I was Coach Roger, I would have Meds talk to the other starters, but especially Hanson about the mental approach, how to attack hitters, or they need to ask Meds what does it take. Hanson really brings an unsure vibe when he’s on the rubber. Get after it man! I’d prefer to get o’l christian martinez arm stretched out, to start in hansons spot. I just have that feel’n even from watch’n the game on t.v.

OBAMA

September 16th, 2012
10:11 am

bitman

September 16th, 2012
10:35 am

@74bravesJersey 9:25 – Hanson gives me the willies too. Always looks like a deer in the headlights at the plate, picks around ineffectively like he doesn’t trust his stuff. The lack of conviction in his own ability to get outs bleeds over to the rest of the team. Hanson is looking like JJ looked before the second send-down: beaten before he starts…

daSarge

September 16th, 2012
10:49 am

Lucky win against a team who knows they have already won the division. Braves will get smoked in their one game playoff experience to put them out of their misery for 2012.

kazoo

September 16th, 2012
11:26 am

As first wild card, wouldn’t the Braves qualify for a playoff /series/? I thought I read that it would be a one-game playoff, but that’s not right, is it?

BobbyDawg

September 16th, 2012
11:28 am

We scored 5 runs ! More runs is what it’s gonna take, and we’ve got the players to do it. We need a good wining streak and there’s no better time to start it than now. GO BRAVES

BobbyDawg

September 16th, 2012
11:36 am

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball expanded its playoff format to 10 teams Friday, adding a second wild card in each league.

The decision establishes a new one-game, wild-card round in each league between the teams with the best records who are not division winners, meaning a third-place team could win the World Series.

This is a quote from ESPN

Same Ole, negative dumbazz comments

September 16th, 2012
11:41 am

da Sarge @10:49am…….Darn fine comment there.
You are one smart SOB.

BobbyDawg

September 16th, 2012
11:41 am

I guess I should mention that the ESPN Quote I posted was from March 2012.

reckingball

September 16th, 2012
11:43 am

BobbyDawg……..How old is that quote?

MFG

September 16th, 2012
11:56 am

You Uggla haters need to get over yourselves! The man has close to 20 homers and over 60 rbis’ I don’t care what his batting average is. Compare his homers and rbis to any second baseman in the league, you won’t find too many better ones.

Joey the Bull

September 16th, 2012
12:00 pm

The only way we win the division is if we go 16-0 over the rest of our games. We are all watching the Reds and the Nats race for the best record. I would much rather play the Reds in a 5 game series.

Ken Stallings

September 16th, 2012
12:25 pm

I like the team refusing to give an inch. But, as a fan, I can state reality. The Braves are not winning the NL East anymore than any other team is going to catch the Braves for the first Wild Card. I’m not at all sure whom the Braves will host in that Wild Card game but it is likely going to be Saint Louis, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, or Milwaukee!

reckingball

September 16th, 2012
12:38 pm

IF the Braves were to win out, 16-0.
IF the Nats went 10-7 to the end.
They would end up tied, for the Div.
What are the odds? Not good.
But anything can happen.
go braves

reckingball

September 16th, 2012
1:28 pm

We all know that there is absolutely no way, a team could blow a 6.5 game lead, with 17 games left to play.
It has never happened before, has it?
haha
go braves

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