4:11 pm September 22, 2012, by David O'Brien
September 23rd, 20122:22 pm
Look him up on Baseball Reference……… Jeffrey Leonard. Had a pretty good run as an outfielder w/ the SF Giants in the mid 80’s. (I lived there)
Had a distinctive HR trot with 1 flap (arm) down. And another nickname was Penitentiary Face. He looked like he’d just been released.
S/O to Mixxo and VJ!
September 23rd, 20122:23 pm
John Mayberry has been a huge pest to the Braves this season.
September 23rd, 20122:24 pm
You’ve got to give Cliff Lee a little credit for limiting the damage when the bases were loaded – still, would like to see the Braves do better – at least 2 runs.
Braves already have as many runs today (2) as they had in 22 innings against Cliff Lee in his previous starts against them. He was 3-0 with a 0.82 ERA in those.
September 23rd, 20122:25 pm
Uggla has been pretty good this month..279 .380 .475 .856
September 23rd, 20122:28 pm
Good man Huddy. Sometimes I think he pitches best with a small lead
Hiya Capt !
September 23rd, 2012
so…..anybody read any good books lately?
It’s not a Hemingway, but i grabbed the james paterson book, “Zoo”, at the grocery store the other night. Something I never do. But I like disaster stuff and this fits. An entertaining read but hardly cerebral….animals turning on humans worldwide.
A lot like bloggers snarking at each other….
September 23rd, 20122:31 pm
FF helped a lot with that bases juiced, no one out, K…..
phil ever read any Walker Percy “love in the ruins” you might like it
September 23rd, 20122:32 pm
Tiger lips out bogey putt
September 23rd, 20122:35 pm
Hudson – that triple probably cost him at least one inning pitching, but it made me laugh
HUDDY!!! (Booo- should have been a triple!)
Re: Our great Andrelton
Really a tough break that he was injured earlier while on such a high getting his chance to start–he was getting the rookie groove really going–kinda sad. But the up-side is he is back and will again be at the top of his game in the near future….and, his game is dynamite.
GTI in Brooklyn
Huddy with the wheels!
September 23rd, 20122:36 pm
Ruins part sounds good but not the love…..never have.
not sure how smart that was Timmy
September 23rd, 20122:37 pm
At least Hudson was smart by not SLIDING HEADFIRST! Pitchers value their hands greatly, as they should!
The nasty reality of the 2012 Bravos “O”
September 23rd, 20122:38 pm
so of course that was the first time all day that Johnson made an out, our timing really stinks most games
If you wear a Braves uniform, a two out hit is virtually impossible.
September 23rd, 20122:39 pm
A real shame that Hudson regularly out hits most of our lineup….
And we don’t need to get him hurt right now trying to run to third in a situation where you damn well know he won’t be driven in anyway…..
September 23rd, 20122:40 pm
LOL its a good one
On the business front: Campo’s=goldmine.
With Buffet Brian on the squad, hinske, flabsisco, etc, of course we lead the NL in cheesesteaks devoured….
hope that didn’t wear him all out
September 23rd, 20122:43 pm
Really did not need to put someone on ahead of Howard
Gotta love baseball pitchers in general…..
So out of shape that merely running a few feet from base to base will tire them out.
Now that is sad.
September 23rd, 20122:44 pm
Tim’s hook looks good.
Guys, where has Medlen been? Of course I remember the name very well but has he been hurt, Tommy John? How can someone come from I believe a very good reliever to your number 1 starter.
Any sane person would agree; but Huddy probably feels compelled to get as much as he can, his baseball instincts took over therein and, I he wants to have the fun of getting there safely.
Truly, I do feel he should take it easy out there–stop at second on that one.
Funny how every time Howard is at the plate, the “Watch Live” feature becomes available on MLB.com…
September 23rd, 20122:45 pm
You know how many teams have a sign in the dressing room that is meant for motivation? “Play like a champion today” or ” GATA”.
I’ve heard the Braves have one that reads “hits with runners in scoring position is NOT cool!”
Howard is faster than Mac….
The clutch hitting capabilities just continue to impress.
Way to go Reed!
Oh wait, he struck out.
Looked like a two run bomb from where I was standing though.
good man Huddy!
September 23rd, 20122:48 pm
True, capt, but sense had best prevail.
I would like to run farther sometimes when out running, but if I do when i know better, i invariably pay for it. So I stop now.
We need his arm.
September 23rd, 20122:49 pm
Addendum [2:44]……..additionally, I am sure Hinske is compelled to get as much as he can too, un-like Huddy—he’s talking Cheesesteaks!
Lol at Mayberry….
Rough day at the office!
September 23rd, 20122:50 pm
Thank you, again, Mr. Mayberry.
Bourn hurt doing type of slide he advises against
Martine doing what Martine does…….hitting.
Marty closing in on 40 doubles
Poor Prado, standing out there for three more outs…
September 23rd, 20122:51 pm
Heyward should be bunting. That 3rd run is so imp vs Lee
September 23rd, 20122:52 pm
T-Dawg can you remember the hunker downers ever looking so deep vis-a-vis awesome roster
September 23rd, 20122:53 pm
Jason and freddie are brain dead today…
Heyward makes the most weak contact of anyone I have ever seen.
Right. Definitely worth noting, Chip.
Still only 5.5 back of the Nats and if only we had a time machine we could go back to April and not lose the first four games of the season to two of the worst teams in the game, we might still have a prayer.
But we don’t and can’t and don’t.
September 23rd, 20122:54 pm
this is starting to look like one of those games in which we fail in early opportunities and lose late
chipontheroad Dawgs get Ogletree and Rambo back next week – and as well as the D was yesterday – it’s going to be a rough afternoon for Tenn!
Is it really good news that the Brewers are beating the Nats? I think the Brewers are an undesirable WC game opponent. Then again… Who do we want to win that game?
What a year. Pathetic.
September 23rd, 20122:55 pm
If only we had a time machin we could go back to when Mitchell’s dog was run over by Bobby Cox and he wouldn’t be so angry at the Braves/world.
The odds of Uggla getting a hit here are the same as Phillies winning WS
FREDDIE’s scuffling and he’s facing one of the best LHPs in baseball = 2 Ks with RISP.
September 23rd, 20122:56 pm
Man oh man, we’re terrible w/RISP.
No getting rid of chip carey i guess…..
He is so bad.
Prado’s look? No explanation necessary.
Lee bringing the heat today haha, 88 mph down the middle blows away Freeman
If I had to choose between those two, I’d put my money on the Phillies…
September 23rd, 20122:57 pm
Truth is, the Braves are not great with RISP – BUT, Mr. LEE is a very good pitcher and he’s definitely gotten his strikeouts today when he really needed them.
That result seemed predictable.
I have to say….even though the Nationals are 6 games up on us in the loss column with 10 games (counting today) left for us and 11 games (counting today) left for the Nationals……there is potential there for the Braves to catch the Nationals.
The Nationals play Milwaukee tomorrow (they are fighting for a Wild Card)….the Phillies in 6 of their final 9 games (with the Cardinals sandwiched in for 3 games). Their final 10 games wont be easy.
However, if we dont take care of business against the Marlins, Mets and a fading Pirates team in our final 9 games……it wont matter what the Nationals do. Our history the past several years has shown that we tend to lay down in situations like this (beating up on teams we’re supposed to beat up). It would be nice to see the Braves take advantage of the schedule…for once….and put some pressure on Washington when they are facing stiff competition.
September 23rd, 20122:58 pm
It’s actually pretty easy. The odds of Dan Uggla getting a hit are about 21.6%
I don’t think we want a thing to do with Milwaukee…
If they get in, world series bound. They have that look.
They’ll kill us in a one game deal….massacre i suspect, medlen or not.
at this point I don’t care what the rest of the year was like, he is hitting well now and just missed a GS only because the wind killed it.
I’m not sure what all the constant whining about the rest of the year accomplishes
September 23rd, 20122:59 pm
Animus loos like the year of the dawgimus
Hello DOB, Please ask FG what he is smoking and where we can buy some as it MUST be good stuff. Not only is Ugly NOT out of his Atlanta career slump (Take away the 30 game streak and his BA is 200′ish) but batting him 5th. Wow!!! It has to be great stuff.
September 23rd, 20123:00 pm
Uggla going good, someone said? 0-6 with 4 K’s, a BB, and a SF in last 2 games. Down to .215.
No, Dan is not hitting well now.
He’s done a bit better but how could he not?
They have that look.
The look of a .500ish team that already traded their ace because they’d given up on the season?
September 23rd, 20123:01 pm
Braves need to add on some runs, becuase Hudson is liable at anytime to give up 3 or 4 runs.
September 23rd, 20123:04 pm
he is hitting very well in September. two games is too little to matter and he would normally have just had a grand slam.
you people allow your disappointment to blind you and not just with Uggla.
856 in September is probably the best on the team
September 23rd, 20123:05 pm
Jeff Baker kind of looks like Jason Bay
September 23rd, 20123:06 pm
It’s not what they’ve done in the total of the season, it’s what they’ve done *lately*, and we all know that’s all that matters for WC teams, even more so now that a 2nd team gets a free shot at post-season glory. The 162 game regular season means very little anymore.
Who the f is Jeff Baker?
Excellent pitching by Hudson through five.
Wasting your time Half Empty
September 23rd, 20123:07 pm
Lee is settled in. It’s on our arms now.
I say the Brewers are running on fumes like the Mets in the first half
September 23rd, 20123:08 pm
Lee striking the Braves out with an 88 MPH fastball today…
Indeed. Lee is one tough pitcher.
This team sure does seem to strike out a lot lately.
perfect example of what you know about baseball and the Braves Mitchell
September 23rd, 20123:09 pm
September 23rd, 20123:12 pm
And Movement – the guy CAN pitch. Don’t need 95 to strike people out.
September 23rd, 20123:13 pm
And Movement – the guy CAN pitch. Don’t need 95 to strike people out.
And btw – Huddy’s not too shabby a pitcher either – less than 60 pitches through 5? Contrast that with Lee’s 95 through 5.
Ok, time for someone to get up in the bullpen.
Looks like 6th inning is the inning in which Hudson will struggle and lose control and the game will get out of hand for him.
September 23rd, 20123:14 pm
But right down the middle? Like to Freeman. I mean ill tip my cap to a guy pitching in the 80’s on the black of the plate all day long, but down the middle, thats what we should be crushing.
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