Braves quotes after Friday’s loss to Philly

**TOMMY HANSON

On whether couple of those homers would’ve gone out at other ballparks

“I don’t know. I mean, I pitched here and they went out. I stink. Both those pitches caught too much of the plate. And they didn’t just hit it in the gap or hit it hard for a single, they put it in the seats for the most part.”

Do you think things are any better than they were right after All-Star break?

“I don’t know. I feel like I’m battling my ass off to help my teammates out and to help my team win, and as of right now I’m not doing a very good job. It was a horse[bleep] day. I’m not pulling my weight around here right now.”

On his fastball command

“Today I just wasn’t very consistent with it.”

**FREDDIE FREEMAN

On Phillies’ hot streak, are you guys conscious of their position, wary of perhaps facing them in wild-card game?

“That didn’t even cross my mind out there. You know, we’re not even worried about that. We haven’t lost the division yet, so that’s what we’re fighting for. We just got a little step [back] tonight.”

On Kendrick’s performance

“He kept us off-balance and threw a lot more change-ups than he normall does against us. Usually we get front-door cutters and back-door cutters, and he kind of went away from that game and threw a lot of change-ups. Someone said it was like a new pitcher tonight; we never faced Kendrick like that. So I guess we’re going to have to put that one in our memory banks.”

On scoreboard watching, are you guys keeping up with what the Nationals and others are doing?

“You know, we’ve got enough stress going on on the field. The last thing you’re worried about is whether Milwaukee is beating Washington right now. We’ve got to take care of our business. If we don’t take care of our business, it doesn’t really matter what’s going on behind us on the scoreboard. So that’s the main goal. You’ve got to win games. If you don’t win games, it doesn’t matter what’s going on on the scoreboard.”

**FREDI GONZALEZ

On Hanson’s performance

“I think for the most part, what did he give up, four solo home runs? Well, three home runs, four as a team. He walks Utley, steals second, Gearrin couldn’t get him out… But overall, you know, not bad. I mean, I’m sure you don’t want to go out every time like that. But it’s one of those things, it’s a byproduct of September baseball a little bit. You’re trying to get into the playoffs, trying to clinch some stuff here. In May or June you might let him pitch out of that jam and maybe he gets out of that and gets to the sixth or seven inning and the linescore doesn’t look as bad. You give up three solo home runs, you feel like you have a chance.

On Kyle Kendrick

“Kendrick was pretty good. I take that back, he was really good. We knew going in that he was throwing more change-ups, and he did. He threw a lot of change-ups to us. And we just couldn’t time them. He really took off from his fastball, added and subtracted and kept us off-balance all night.”

On Uggla (two doubles)

“He’s swinging it. Really is swinging the bat. He hit the double down the left-field line and hit the double down the right-field line.

On the offense

“The last couple of games we had [good] situational hitting. Man on second and third today, nobody out [in second inning], and we got the run in and got the runner over from second base. Then Constanza hits a little chopper to the pitcher and we couldn’t add on a run there, and I think that cost us toward the end of the game.”

On Hanson, will he stay in rotation for next turn?

“Well, we’ll see where we’re at, but he’s one of our guys, why not? Let him start…. But we’ll see where we’re at. We’ll take it game-by-game as far as getting to that. What have we got, six days before we get to that spot again? We’ll see where we are.”

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Ken Stallings

September 21st, 2012
10:56 pm

Not exactly a ringing endorsement vis-a-vis Hanson getting his next start. That was about as clear a signal that an option is going to be looked at as we would see Fredi willing to provide the media at this time. Thanks for asking the question, David!

My view is already known, and I know it isn’t worth anything to the team! But, I hope the Braves go in another direction in five games.

myke hawk

September 21st, 2012
10:56 pm

hanson blows

Clint

September 21st, 2012
10:58 pm

I’m not a Fredi basher like some of the posters here, but his attitude toward Hanson is a prime example why the team struggles so much at times.

“…he’s one of our guys, why not? Let him start…”

So, instead of putting the best pitcher available out there when you’re still fighting for the division (abeit a losing battle, it seems), just keep throwing out the guys that are struggling.

Ben Sheets couldn’t do any worse than Hanson has done lately.

Fredo

September 21st, 2012
11:01 pm

“Well, we’ll see where we’re at, but he’s one of our guys, why not?

Sheets is also one of your guys but more importantly so is Teheran and Delgado. With any luck in 6 days, you’ll have a spot clinched and can experiment. And if you’re not going to use Hanson for the post season you’d like to know who you can depend on. So clinch a spot, and then experiment with somebody

Phils fan

September 21st, 2012
11:06 pm

trade u him for that garbage RF we got from the giants for hunter pence. straight up. wait.. it’s the same dude!

Maria

September 21st, 2012
11:07 pm

Gonzalez drives me bananas with his decision making. The second game of the Marlins series, he leaves Gearrin in there to lose it. Tonight, he leaves Hanson in there to lose it. There are what, 15 or 16 more pitchers on this team—use one of them! There are 11 games left. It is just stupid to be making decisions like this. This is not a “wait until next year” scenario. They are battling for a playoff birth. Get some wins! Does he enjoy being second fiddle to everyone?

GoBraves

September 21st, 2012
11:14 pm

“I think for the most part, what did he give up, four solo home runs? Well, three home runs, four as a team. He walks Utley, steals second, Gearrin couldn’t get him out… But overall, you know, not bad….”

WTF! Not bad! Jesus, Fredi, get a grip. I’m so sick of him babying Hanson. Grow a pair and get someone else in there. He’s NOT getting the job done.

gotigers72

September 21st, 2012
11:16 pm

Fredi says, “but overall, not bad”. He is delusional. Tell the truth Fredo. 3 homers and 5 runs in 5 1/3, and that’s “not bad”? Bumping up against an ERA of 10 is pretty bad, I mean really bad.

I don’t want Fredi to be like Bobby Valentine and throw a player or more under the bus every day. Praise ‘em when they play well, tell the truth when they’re bad, and Big Red was bad tonight. He himself called his performance “horse[bleep]“. Wouldn’t want Fredi saying that, but “not bad” is certainly not accurate.

Ralph

September 21st, 2012
11:38 pm

I agree with everything everyone has said so far, Just glad reckingball hasn’t weighed in yet.

Ralph

September 21st, 2012
11:41 pm

DOB -

Would you please give us a update on Ben Sheets and why isn’t Fredi using Delgado or Teheran.

extremus

September 21st, 2012
11:52 pm

Tommy Hanson was hyped as the next great Braves pitcher when he came up, but while he’s had some decent seasons he’s never really come close to measuring up to those expectations. But his recent performances this season have to be a grave concern for the Braves and their management; I would not be at all surprised to see him traded while he still can bring at least mediocre returns. At this point he’s becoming too much of a liability to help them at all in the postseason. Maybe a fresh start somewhere else next year might help him find his stride, since he’s still pretty young. But a #1 starter he will almost certainly never be.

Ralph

September 21st, 2012
11:53 pm

When the Phillis have players who aren’t earning their pay they get rid of them, Fruti “just keeps running them out there”.

Mister Frisky

September 22nd, 2012
12:01 am

Tommy Lowe see you in a Royal uniform next year.

Clint

September 22nd, 2012
12:06 am

I would like to see Hanson traded to Minnesota in the offseason for Denard Span.

Span can take over in CF when the Braves refuse to overpay for Bourn. The Twins are desperate for pitching and Hanson (even when he’s struggling) would immediately jump to their number 1 or 2 in the pitching rotation.

Win-win for both teams, I think.

COOPER

September 22nd, 2012
12:07 am

Why would anyone be surprised if Hanson gave up 4 or 5 runs in 5 innings or less. That has happened all year with him. His delivery is the worst in baseball because it is so slow. Brian McCain could steal second on him. 90% of the home-runs hit off him is because of a hanging curve or his fast ball going right down the middle of the plate.
Atlanta would be better off with Delgato or Teheran in Post season play.

Thadsdad

September 22nd, 2012
12:21 am

By the way, what is Sheets’ status?

Dum-Bass

September 22nd, 2012
12:48 am

3 solo HRs is not bad, huh?. Is this guy (FG) for real? How about 12 singles then Mr. “Doofus” of a manager? Same thing. Honestly if he had a brain, he would take it out and play with it! If the Braves make it through this one game WC playoff it will be the greatest miracle that ever happened in sports of any kind!

that guy

September 22nd, 2012
12:57 am

with all this talk about bumping hanson for sheets, why not just keep both and slide medlen down to long relief where he was doing so well?

NorCal Brave

September 22nd, 2012
1:29 am

Fredi really went easy with the Hanson comments. Tommy is clearly not the same pitcher anymore. Sheets? I don’t know; started out strong, then all the tired arm business comes up. We’ve really had only 2 solid starters of late, Minor and Medlen. Hudson and Maholm are not what you’d call stoppers. Also gotta love Fredi making a big deal about the offense coming through with an RBI groundout.

Robert

September 22nd, 2012
2:13 am

Again Fredi tip toes around the obvious….Hanson’s time is up; whats the point of having Sheets in the Pen…we have a long guy in CMart…..Fredi had no problem benching Uggla…well now sit Hanson; who has shown he cant cut it….he might battle an inng or so, but buy then its too late….down 4 runs. Give Sheets the next start!!!!!!!!!!…at this point there is nothing to lose….Fighting for the division but to have lost the past 6 or 7 start from Hanson….those games hurt now….Wake up Fredi….make me not think your an idiot and actually know how to manage!!!!!

eddie57

September 22nd, 2012
2:52 am

Sorry to see that Fredi has given up on catching the Nats, sitting in the dugout with a blank look on his face while Hanson gives up homers is just another in a long line of clueless managerial moves. Watching Hanson put the game out of reach and then complimenting his baby boy Ugglier is par for the course.

the truth...

September 22nd, 2012
3:39 am

Sitting Uggla down appears to have helped him…………….

Same thing for Hanson……….sit him and let him watch for a while….like until next year on some other team. He’s worth something in a trade….tell him bye bye…..

Fredi saying “……run him back out there….why not?”

Pathetic Fredi…..time to “…run ” someone else out there…..like Delgado or Sheets….

phils fan

September 22nd, 2012
5:27 am

good thing for braves fans hanson will also pitching for the phillies in game 2. its only fair. charlie manuel: roy halladay, 4 1/3,8 hits, 5runnns, a lot of laboring, a alot of whinning about the strike zone. i thought he pitched pretty gud.

terry bellamy

September 22nd, 2012
5:44 am

runners on second and third nobody out and we cant get a hit.same scene over and over again.until that changes we will never contend for a championship

Chas

September 22nd, 2012
6:11 am

Typical Fredi…It sounds like his usual “…keep running him out there…”.
I think Hanson and Fredi got together, and they came up with a plan, so runners can’t steal bases on Tommy. The plan tha they came up with was: have every batter hit triples or home runs. That will take away there ability to steal bases, due to Tommy wacked out delivery and mechanics. (I think that’s what they came up with…and it worked…the base-stealing last night was way down.)

The Braves bats were back in “STRIKE OUT” mode again. Bourn…Freeman…Jones what sad AB’s…two runs in a bandbox. Quite a playoff team.
Can you smell a sweep coming? Hudson is terrible in Philly. Minorwill have to pitch well, topo, to salvage a single game. It doesn’t look good.

Rufus

September 22nd, 2012
6:42 am

Hanson is a loser, can’t win with him on the mound. He’s done for. One of the worst pitchers in the org.

crm300

September 22nd, 2012
7:08 am

Anemic offense is worrisome! Seems like Freeman, Uggla, Heyward or Jones could accidentally hit one over the wall in that Philly bandbox. Let’s hope Hudson has a good game today. Encouraging at bats from Uggla, though. Delgado has to take that spot in the rotation away from Hanson. Hanson is this year’s Derek Lowe. Can’t trust him with a start anymore. Hope Fredi learned that from last years collapse. Doubt it, though.

Jerry in Tennessee

September 22nd, 2012
7:56 am

I learned several months ago to take a break from baseball when Hanson pitches. Do not watch. Do not check scores. Do not stress. It works for me.

Let's Go

September 22nd, 2012
7:56 am

Give Hanson credit, he’s 100% right when he says “I stink” and “right now I’m not doing a very good job” and honestly it’s been this way since around the all star break last year. I don’t know what Fredi is seeing out there when he says “not bad” because from in front of the TV it looked bad and has looked bad for a while. If Sheets is not ready to pitch then why not Delgado? Washington is finally showing signs of stuggles and once again the Braves can’t take advantage. The Reds are still hot and probably will have the best record in the NL when all is said and done and nothing against the Cards and Dodgers but right now the Brewers are as hot as anyone so unless Fredi really screws this week up the Braves will host the Brewers and if they win start the Division Series against the Reds.

JT

September 22nd, 2012
8:29 am

Another stupid statement from Fredi, ” he’s one of our guys, so why not let him start” how about this Fredi? He cannot pitch you idiot!

We would like to have a chance to win, with him No Chance. But then again why let Fredi manage? He certainly is Not “one of us”

JT

September 22nd, 2012
8:31 am

Need to put Hanson back on DL his disability “cannot pitch”

henry tn

September 22nd, 2012
8:40 am

i smell a sweep….

Bill M.

September 22nd, 2012
8:44 am

I don’t want Hanson to start another game for the Braves. Trade him sooner rather than later. I’m hopeful they will play wild card game and win but they need hitting and where is it coming from. I would not give Bourn big bucks, he’s not worth it. He’s having horrible second half.

Blaze

September 22nd, 2012
8:59 am

Jerry in Tennessee states he gives the braves a break when Hanson is pitching……that my friend is what works for me too!! I can’t see Hanson in the raves uniform next year…..UNLESS he gets his fastball back to where it was and in control.

Blaze

September 22nd, 2012
9:02 am

Bill M. wtateshe wouldn’t give Bourn a big contract…..I cann disagre but I do believe he is better than hat he is showing. I think we are seing a guy under pressur because he does want a big contract. If the braves do pursue him, I do believe it will be difficult. I agree with Bill M. that we need to be realistic. 9-11 million a year…..no longer than 3 yrs. (that won’t happen tho) We better start looking.

Ralph

September 22nd, 2012
9:26 am

Robert

September 22nd, 2012
2:13 amFredi had no problem benching Uggla…

WOW, don’t know how you figujred that out, should have benched him two months sooner, my god!

74bravesjersey

September 22nd, 2012
9:28 am

Well fredi did say right after last season that there were going to be no changes made, that Larry parrish(Hitt’n Coach) was one of our guys, but did Frank change that right at the next day. You never know about these things. I do appreciate Tommy admitting to his struggles, ‘Tip my cap to’em.

Joey

September 22nd, 2012
9:28 am

Ralph

September 22nd, 2012
9:55 am

Joey

Great read!

lee maye

September 22nd, 2012
10:18 am

Credit the homer off Avalan to McCann. When will they learn? It is ok to not give in on a 3-1 and walk a guy and get the next one. Don’t throw a 3-1 fastball down the middle. Major leaguers can hit a 94 MPH Avilan fastball, and they sure as hell can hit a 3-1 or any count 89 MPH Hanson BP pitch.

?

September 22nd, 2012
10:25 am

I’LL TELL YOU WHY THE BRAVES LOST, ITS BECAUSE THEY LET THIS PIECE OF DOG CRAP PITCH.

cdog

September 22nd, 2012
10:42 am

totally agree ? plus they let that piece of c—- manage named freddie gonzalez. gonzalez cares less about winning like i care about diving in a lake full of gators.he”s the total problem.with the season and catching the nationals on the line,he pitches hanson who doesn”t pitch the ball, but chunks it up there.he should not have been pitching or chunking in a game of this magnitude but thats freddie gonzalez and his stupid buddy system.bear with a little bit longer. hopefully management will take notes and bring in a manager who wants to win next year.

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the truth...

September 22nd, 2012
10:48 am

Joey….

Loved the story.

I’m an old school guy (like 1956 Braves were my first loved baseball team) and seeing the depth of detail that he has been and continues to be analyzed amazes me….

74bravesjersey

September 22nd, 2012
10:54 am

Hanson’s pitches have no movement, the curve, right in the zone, like he said, too much plate, it’s been a tale telling sign for how long, how many signs? Yeah fredi, throw ‘em right back out there, just noth’n on the pitches. Fredi, let him be batting practice pitcher for ya, save you’re arm. It’s a glaring hole in the rotation, hearin’ fredi putting it that way makes me cringe, eggshells all over again.

the truth...

September 22nd, 2012
10:59 am

Comic releif from the Homer Hanson morning after depression is in a great article here:. I’m thinking Ozzie is more “classic” than Yogi

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/baseball/mlb/09/21/marlins-guillen.ap/index.html?sct=mlb_t2_a14

74bravesjersey

September 22nd, 2012
11:02 am

@cdog;spot on dude, theres one out there that is available – Terry francona, I want the Bravos to win, but w/ fredi at the helm ayayaya, &?, agree, tired of all the excuses made on air & t.v. for Hanson. 85-90% of his starts, they’ve had to fight back being behind early. How did he win 12 games?

double

September 22nd, 2012
11:04 am

Errors & Excuses.Pitching been questionable all season.Tried bandaid fixes.Sheets and Maypop failures.We only have two starters.Luck plays a big part,first two games with Nats.Hanson does accept responsibility,not try to blame others.Hope for best.

NORRIS CHUCK

September 22nd, 2012
11:16 am

Yep, they only have two legitimate pitchers in Hudson and Medlen, after those two you dont what youre going to get!

JoeBravesFan

September 22nd, 2012
11:19 am

“Well, we’ll see where we’re at, but he’s one of our guys, why not? Let him start…” EXACTLY why Fredi G. needs to go. Hanson stunk up the place last night…he even admitted that. I know as a manager you don’t want to bash your players publicly, but at some point you need to be realistic. HANSON AND FREDI NEED TO GO!!! I hear Terry Francona might be interested in managing again!

BillEGoat

September 22nd, 2012
11:35 am

No doubt, the Braves won’t offer Jurrjens a contract for 2013, and I wonder if that might be the case with Hanson. He is still young, 25, but he has lost 3-4 miles off his fast ball, cannot hold runners, and does not field his position well or help himself at ALL with the bat. You hate to give up on a guy that young who HAS been effective, but he will cost a good bit of money for 2013, Interesting decision for Wren. Beachy will be back in mid-2013 but probably not FULLY recovered from TJ surgery until 2014, so who will be the five starters next season?

74bravesjersey

September 22nd, 2012
11:35 am

@Joey; Awesome Dig up read bud, Love it! Yeah Who’d da’ thunk it? I remember he came in for a spot, last game of the season against the phil’s, in that 1/2 inn. of relief, & dominating. He was totally different, in persona & makeup & the way he attacks the hitters. He pitches offensively, aggresively w/ sharp ball movement,nasty, location, changing speeds. Yeah he’s got 3 pitches, but mabey stats techs might need to consider a stats line for craftness. Has anyone heard what Greg Maddox(Maddog) thinks of(Meddog)? You think Glavine asked o’l buddy Greg what he thinks? I’m sure everybody still on the fence wander’n if he’s gonna come back down to earth from his perch of Dominance! (Man O’Man I hope not). Probably since surgery, Meddog went on a exscurgon or sabatticle & hung out w/the Maddog, & Meddog gotta new outlook to pitch’n, it’s very filthy. All of Braves country’s just enjoy’n the ride when he tows the rubber, I wish we could clone 2 or 3 more filthy pitch’n Meddogs. All you Braves pitcher’s need to inquire from Meddog on the Art of Pitch’n, the mental part, the approach, cause, he & possibly Minor are attacking it right now. Lose you’re pride guys, & inquire from him, It never hurts to learn from each other, always helps. Right now Meddog is Aces! Nobody’s close, & the rest of the league is tryin’ all they can do to sort him out. They ain’t gotta clue. He’s filthy & having fun & all of us is loving it.

Arizona Brave

September 22nd, 2012
11:38 am

Bad pitching,no hitting nothing has changed.FG is going to blow the season for the Braves again with his bad managing.

ChipperIsGod

September 22nd, 2012
11:39 am

Hanson needs to go. Sure the offense was weak tonight, but I believe a better pitcher wouldn’t have made the same mistakes as Hanson did tonight. Hanging curveballs, bad fastballs. Just no real command over his pitches. Tommy even admits it. Give Sheets a try, or throw Delgado or Tehran. ANYONE but him. As I recall, before Sheets was hurt, Hanson wasn’t throwing any better than Sheets. Sheets proved that he could still pitch before he started getting shalacked. Maybe he just needed a little break.

I don’t know, Hanson just doesn’t have it anymore. Ever since July 2011 he’s just not been very good. His ERA and opponent’s batting average is atrocious.

Going to be extremely tough to beat the Phillies in this series with Lee and Doc going. But with Minor pitching, we’ve got a shot. And we’ve beaten the Doc many times before. Cliff Lee we actually have some success with. Let’s rebound and do our best to try and take this series. I hope Huddy can regain his old form.

One thing I do know is that Tommy Hanson NEEDS to be through for this year. Shut him down and trade him before his trade value gets any worse. Throw Delgado, Tehran or Sheets. Tommy has what, three starts left? That’s three more losses we might suffer because of his ineffective stuff.

Don’t make the same mistake you made with D. Lowe, Fredi. Pull a pitcher when he’s really struggling, and Tommy is really struggling. I’m hoping that he was just being P.C. because he kept saying “who knows” and what not. Fredi did the right thing with JJ this year. I hope he does the right thing with Tommy.

I feel bad for Hanson. One of the most promising young starters a few years ago who had a decent 2009, really good 2010 an incredible first half of 2011, a horrible second half, and just an atrocious 2012.

Brewers are terrifying, they look unstoppable. They’re starting to play well on the road. I know one thing, out of all of these teams for the WC play in game, give me the Cardinals. We crushed them this year and they’re not exactly hot at the moment. Phillies are the Phillies, Brewers are the best team in baseball right now arguably, and the Dodgers have a flat our scary line up and our greatest nemesis, Chris Capuano.

Let’s get it going Braves, gotta scrape together a win today. It’s going to be tough, but I have faith in the guys. Especially Freeman against Halladay. He owns him.

74bravesjersey

September 22nd, 2012
11:44 am

Didn’t Hanson supposedly changed his mechanics or arm angle like they said he was going to do before the season? Just don’t see it, that arm angle, release point makes me cringe, he doesn’t throw the ball normal, & in his follow thru, it’s like he doesn’t bend his back, we know he’s been having back problems, & it’s killing the team. Sometimes gutchecks need to be left at the door if there’s no improvement. Everyone sees the obvious, there’s nothing on his pitches. He’s getting shelled, getting rocked, getting bombed, it’s killing the run.

74bravesjersey

September 22nd, 2012
11:48 am

@Chipperisgod; Agree on sheets, at least he has alittle better make-up, & as a veteran, he’ll try to battle the hitters, I still believe he can bring a little more to the table because of his experience. I think Minors been feed’n off of meddog lately.

74bravesjersey

September 22nd, 2012
11:51 am

Bravo Hitter’s work the count like you did against “Gio”, & you have against Halliday in the past, don’t give in to him, make him give in to you.

ChipperIsGod

September 22nd, 2012
12:15 pm

@74bravesjersey, I agree also, I think Minor just has a completely different make up now which is fantastic, and he’s reaped the benefits of that new psychological make up. And we just have to take the same approach with Halladay as we did with Gio. I think that Halladay usually is more over the plate than Gio and doesn’t struggle with command as Gio can sometimes will, but we just gotta keep doing what we’ve been doing against the Doc and we should hopefully be fine.

Hopefully Minor has made adjustments since his last date with the Phils. He’s been on a tear this second half overall, hopefully he can keep it up.

reckingball

September 22nd, 2012
12:47 pm

Looking forward to Minor holding down the Phillies, and hopefully the Braves hitters, generating some runs.
Hanson is probably the weakest link in the entire pitching dept. at this time, imo.
As a fan, I would like to see Delgado get some starts, or even some relief innings.
go braves

TP

September 22nd, 2012
1:22 pm

Just stock up on antidepressant medicine, it will come in handy 10-6-12.

Ralph

September 22nd, 2012
2:11 pm

DOB

I am still asking you for the latest on Sheets, Delgado and Teheran, why aren’t they being used??????

David O'Brien

September 22nd, 2012
2:19 pm

I am still asking you for the latest on Sheets, Delgado and Teheran, why aren’t they being used??????

No spot for them. Sheets is available to pitch an inning or two in relief, but it’s difficult for Braves to use any of them because if there’s an inning available in a blowout type game, which one do you give the inning to? No plans to start any of them, though that could change if Braves have their spot secured before last few days of season. They could rest Hudson or another and have one of those guys start.

bostonbravo

September 22nd, 2012
2:43 pm

I’m beginning to like Fredi just a little bit…he’s so freakin’ mellow…he’s like Cheech & Chong & Gonzales….”hey man, what’d a gonna do, man…he’s one of the guys, y’know”….”hey Danny, fire one up for me man…”

Quack Quack

September 22nd, 2012
2:50 pm

I guess Tommy said it all…..”It was a horse [bleep] day. I’m not pulling my weight around here right now.”

Lets get this winning thing going TODAY!!

GO BRAVES!!!

Quack Quack

September 22nd, 2012
2:53 pm

@bostonbravo…. @ FG….They call me mellow yellow……

PaulG

September 22nd, 2012
3:03 pm

Some of the bloggers here have the PR skills of a Komodo dragon. Simply put, you don’t call out your players in public. Maybe offer some veiled criticism & let it go at that. Fredi, like any manager …see stallings at 1058…makes his intentions known through code like any diplomat…in crunch time Hanson will be buried on the bench charting pitch counts

74bravesjersey

September 22nd, 2012
3:13 pm

Minors been hitt’n the corners well, chang’n speeds pretty well, hopefully he’ll be in his zone again like the last few starts, he’s gotta chance for #10, if the offense makes Halladay work his # of pitches up, work the count, don’t let him find his rythm, & minor just keep you’re boys in the game, given ‘em a chance to win. Make adjustments Bravos, these aces are what post seasons about. Feel the intensity pitch by pitch.

74bravesjersey

September 22nd, 2012
3:19 pm

@Chipperisgod; Well said, brother, well said.

Joey

September 22nd, 2012
3:34 pm

I guess I’m old school too. I remember Med’s first start – he looked about 14, and they kept showing his family and girlfriend in the stands. I also remember the night he was pitching in ‘10, at the time, our best pitcher, gathering wins every outing, then he threw one pitch and started looking puzzled, and shaking his right hand. Seemed like old fat Bobby Cox beat everybody to the mound – he knew without the MRI, what was wrong. I was so upset I had to turn the channel.

That’s why it’s so rewarding to me, to see him setting records, doing his part to get us to the playoffs. And this guy isn’t getting paid $ millions to do this – yet.

Maybe if more of the $ millionaires had the fight in them like Medlen and the other young guns on this team have, we could get another Pennant.

The REAL Pennant.

74bravesjersey

September 22nd, 2012
6:54 pm

@ Joey; No better put buddy, you said it. He’s driven for success, & taken noth’n for granted, He’s gone & shocked all of mlb & the world. You da’ man Meddog. Wonder what Maddog thinks about ‘em?

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