Uggla back in lineup; no red jerseys Friday

PITTSBURGH — Two days of rest and ice reduced swelling in the right hand of Dan Uggla, who returned to the lineup Wednesday and had an RBI single and a walk in four plate appearances.

The second baseman missed two games after waking Monday with swelling around staples that held together a cut near the first knuckle. He got the cut during the Braves’ postgame celebration after they clinched a wild-card playoff berth last week, when he reached into a cooler and apparently sliced his hand on a glass someone had dropped inside.

As for the swelling, Uggla didn’t know what caused that, though team trainers said it was probably the flight from Atlanta Sunday night.

“I have no idea,” said Uggla, who had the staples removed Tuesday. “All I know is when I work up Monday morning it was swollen and sore…. Anytime there’s swelling like that, there’s always a concern that it could be infected. And the last thing you want is for the infection to go into the joint or whatever. But that wasn’t the case. It was just a matter of keeping it clean and maybe taking a day or two off.”

Uggla hit .301 with 18 strikeouts and an .885 on-base-plus-slugging percentage in his last 22 regular-season games, after batting .151 with 90 strikeouts and a .574 OPS in his previous 77 games.

No red jerseys Friday

The Braves will wear their home-white jerseys for Friday’s 5:07 p.m. Wild Card game against St. Louis, instead of the red jerseys they have worn for Friday home games all season. The shift was made primarily because the Cardinals’ colors are red and white, and Busch Stadium in St. Louis is a sea of red for Cardinals home games….

The Braves will have a 1 p.m. workout at Turner Field on Thursday, which will not be open to the public.

O’Flaherty finishes strong

After not pitching for a week due to back tightness, Braves reliever Eric O’Flaherty worked a perfect seventh inning Wednesday to give him 28 consecutive appearances without an earned run going back to July 15. The left-hander has allowed 15 hits, one unearned run and seven walks in 25 innings during the streak, which began after he gave up an earned run July 13 in the first game following the All-Star break.

73 comments Add your comment

Don Won

October 3rd, 2012
3:19 pm

Whoa, there Kimbrel!

Brave Decisions

October 3rd, 2012
3:22 pm

Here is how I think the WC roster should be constructed… Lmk what you think! http://wp.me/p2lqJ1-er

P. Campbell

October 3rd, 2012
3:23 pm

One brief point, DOB; the Braves opted for the white uniforms for the Friday home opener this season (against the Brewers). They’re worn the red uniforms for the other Friday home games. And for those interested:

Atlanta Braves 2012 Final Regular Season Uniform Record (162 games).

Overall: 94-68
Home: 48-33
White: 25-18
Red: 8- 4
Cream: 15-11
Road: 46-35
Gray: 28-21
Blue: 18-14

David from Athens, Alabama

October 3rd, 2012
3:28 pm

P Campbell where did get your information from on uniforms?

P. Campbell

October 3rd, 2012
3:32 pm

Compiled it myself. I’ve been keeping track of it for three or four years now.

Answer This

October 3rd, 2012
3:34 pm

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Real fan above me! Kudos Campbell!

David from Athens, Alabama

October 3rd, 2012
3:42 pm

Thanks Campbell. You should send to Braves Network !

Brandon W

October 3rd, 2012
3:48 pm

what time and channel friday?

Jay

October 3rd, 2012
3:49 pm

Thanks for poting P Campbell–it’s official–the road blues need to go!

Spider29

October 3rd, 2012
3:50 pm

Maybe the Braves should request a “white-out” for the game on Friday!

Latiger

October 3rd, 2012
3:56 pm

What time is the game Friday. We have tickets and are coming from out of town. They had said they would announce the time but I haven’t seen it yet. Surely they know by now. Thanks.

Furman Bitcher

October 3rd, 2012
4:00 pm

P. Campbell is insane

Chipper

October 3rd, 2012
4:08 pm

P.Campbell is a NERD

Supersize that order, mutt

October 3rd, 2012
4:10 pm

Fire Coach Paul Johnson!

Steve

October 3rd, 2012
4:10 pm

P. Campbell obviously needs a life!

Chipper

October 3rd, 2012
4:11 pm

P.Campbell still lives with his mom

Chipper

October 3rd, 2012
4:13 pm

I guarantee P. Campbell has never kissed a girl before

bostonbravo

October 3rd, 2012
4:13 pm

Supersize…fire everyone…keep Uggla , Hanson & Francisco.

bostonbravo

October 3rd, 2012
4:14 pm

it would be the new “King & his Court”

J-Bone

October 3rd, 2012
4:15 pm

No time for the Friday game yet. MLB is waiting on the Yankees to decide game time……they are worried about $$$$ and about the fans being inconvenienced

Chipper

October 3rd, 2012
4:16 pm

P.Campbell plays the skin flute

J-Bone

October 3rd, 2012
4:16 pm

Not about the fans being inconvenienced.

Game could be 1, 4, 7 or 8 on Friday

Supersize that order, mutt

October 3rd, 2012
4:21 pm

Nevermind these dolts, P.Campbell. That’s impressive work on your part, keep it up.

Bud No Weiser

October 3rd, 2012
4:22 pm

As I understand it, game times can’t be finalized until the American League Wild Card participants are sorted out…hopefully later tonight. But there’s a chance that the Yankees and Orioles could tie…and have to play a play-in game tomorrow. We may not know the Braves game time until Thursday night! I’m all for additional playoff excitement, but this is not a consumer-friendly situation.

Chipper

October 3rd, 2012
4:24 pm

Who gives a crap about the record when a certain jersey is worn…spend your time more wisely like trying to lose your virginity

Teresa

October 3rd, 2012
4:29 pm

When we win Friday night, do we know what (as in when/where) happens next?? A friend of mine is thinking about flying in for a division playoff game but doesn’t even know what days to look at.Thanks!!

GRAPHITE

October 3rd, 2012
4:31 pm

Sat.morning will come with no more baseball in Atlanta (Losersville). Don’t you understand that St.Louis knows how to win?They are the world champs!!

Chipper

October 3rd, 2012
4:31 pm

We would play on Sunday…P. Campbell can tell you the jersey we will wear and the record when wearing it……what a DORK

Chipper

October 3rd, 2012
4:33 pm

I bet Supersize is a GT fan

Steve

October 3rd, 2012
4:33 pm

Teresa, game 1 would be Sunday at Turner Field against Washington. Just don’t know what time yet for that one either.

Tomahawk Holmes

October 3rd, 2012
4:43 pm

HEY GRAPHITE – St. Losers will be found drunk on the side of the road Saturday morning just like Tony LaRussa. Cardinals are going down faster than Linda Lovelace this year.

GSP

October 3rd, 2012
4:49 pm

mpimentel

October 3rd, 2012
4:50 pm

stop talking about possible trades and signs,,,,it’s playoff time in atlanta ….YEAHHHH

jim

October 3rd, 2012
4:53 pm

Delgado was very impressive. He looked good more often than not this season and should take hanson’s spot in the rotation next year.

mpimentel

October 3rd, 2012
4:53 pm

P.CAMPBELL….DON’T READ THIS JACKASSES….they are sad because can’t bring nothing to read or to get knowledge from the blog….

braves girl in cali

October 3rd, 2012
4:58 pm

P. CAMPBELL ~ Thanks, I enjoyed the stats :) Ignore all the others for being so mean!

jim

October 3rd, 2012
5:04 pm

Most under appreciated Brave — Eric O’Flaherty
Kimbrel (deservedly) gets all the attention but throw out this past April EOF has 2 consecurtive years of sub 1.00 ERA.

reckingball

October 3rd, 2012
5:23 pm

P. Campbell……That was an interesting stat.

JHarber

October 3rd, 2012
5:28 pm

Game Friday 5-07 TBS

Realfan

October 3rd, 2012
5:29 pm

P. Campbell’s stats are awesome. That’s the kind of thing real fans keep track of.

Heisenberg

October 3rd, 2012
5:29 pm

“P. CAMPBELL ~ Thanks, I enjoyed the stats. Ignore all the others for being so mean!”

I should also add that these stats should not be repeated should you ever find yourself talking to an attractive member of the new Atlanta lingerie football league team at a party or happy hour. Unless she first brings up that she is a rabid Braves fan.

Heisenberg

October 3rd, 2012
5:30 pm

Oh and Dumpster blew a 5-1 lead. A’s now up 7-5.

JHarber

October 3rd, 2012
5:34 pm

Wild card play in 5:07 Friday on TBS

jim

October 3rd, 2012
5:40 pm

Thank you Dempster for not agreeing to trade — Delgado >> Dempster in the near future

Dum-Bass

October 3rd, 2012
5:41 pm

The Braves better not screw around with me and lose on Friday. I won’t put up with it. I could jump over on the Oakland A’s train in a heartbeat. They have spirit, exuberance, excitement, play with lots of heart, etc. Already was once a fan for about 3 yrs. while in the Army and stationed there. Got free tickets all the time, and became a fan. Lost interest in them when they went downhill and I moved back to GA. Watching them today tells me they have that “IT” factor and could take it all the way this year!

Dum-Bass

October 3rd, 2012
5:43 pm

Affirmative on the JHarber post at 5:34PM. Saw that 507PM time for Friday advertised myself just now.

jim

October 3rd, 2012
5:45 pm

I suspect Harrison might have nightmares in his sleep tonight. That had to be scary for Kimbrel as well.

underjacket

October 3rd, 2012
5:47 pm

With kudos to PCampbell, Braves should re-think wearing red:

Win Loss Total %
Overall: 94 68 162 0.58
Home: 48 33 81 0.59
White: 25 18 43 0.58
Red: 8 4 12 0.67
Cream: 15 11 26 0.58
Road: 46 35 81 0.57
Gray: 28 21 49 0.57
Blue: 18 14 32 0.56

underjacket

October 3rd, 2012
5:47 pm

With kudos to PCampbell, Braves should re-think wearing red:

Win Loss Total %
Overall: 94 68 162 0.58
Home: 48 33 81 0.59
White: 25 18 43 0.58
Red: 8 4 12 0.67
Cream: 15 11 26 0.58
Road: 46 35 81 0.57
Gray: 28 21 49 0.57
Blue: 18 14 32 0.56

Bison fan

October 3rd, 2012
5:57 pm

W/L per uniform is more relevant than a lot of the stats they throw around nowadays.

BraveJacket

October 3rd, 2012
6:03 pm

Anything involving the demise of the ugly red jersey is a good thing. I just wish the Dodgers (Bums) would have forced a playoff with the Cards, requiring them to fly to LA to settle the regular season before flying back to ATL.

TarHeel 1We. have a playoff team but no manage

October 3rd, 2012
7:19 pm

Enter your comments here

J J

October 3rd, 2012
7:28 pm

Braves were red, white yellow,green,blue or even black. Doesn’t matter. They need to take their Hooters hero to the house. Forfeit the game. Save everybodies money. The game is over. Cardinals in a massacre.

J J

October 3rd, 2012
7:28 pm

Braves were red, white yellow,green,blue or even black. Doesn’t matter. They need to take their Hooters hero to the house. Forfeit the game. Save everybodies money. The game is over. Cardinals in a massacre.

BRAVESFAN

October 3rd, 2012
7:41 pm

What about hat worn?

J J

October 3rd, 2012
7:46 pm

Give them all qa Hooters hat

Peter

October 3rd, 2012
9:31 pm

Home whites = the way it should be

dwagdawg

October 3rd, 2012
9:43 pm

Keith

October 4th, 2012
7:04 am

St. Louis definitely has the edge in offense and experience.

Braves have the edge in:
Best NL defense
Best starter on the mound (barely)
Best MLB bulllpen
Chipper’s last season

2-1 Braves. GO BRAVES! :)

George T.

October 4th, 2012
7:27 am

All of this discussion over uniform color? As Skip said; “I am a traditional guy, white at home and grey on the road.”

Hardhat

October 4th, 2012
8:29 am

Hey folks P Campbellhas the stats and that makes this blog better. It proves that math can be fun. BAZINGA ! Go Braves !

GT John

October 4th, 2012
9:08 am

Question: Why did Avilan get the win and not Sheets when the Braves scored in the top of the 1st and Sheets pitched a scoreless inning (and the Braves kept the Pirates shut out)?

Don

October 4th, 2012
9:56 am

When you consider what Uggla is being paid for his production when he hits .220, is far below average defensively, is a poor runner, and strikes out more than twice as much as an averge player should —- What would some of the players who can do it all be worth comparatively speaking — Willie Mays for example.

Dawgdad (The Original)

October 4th, 2012
9:58 am

P Campbell, thanks, I hate those cream puff yellow urine looking uni’s. Apparently the cream and blue should be shipped out to the farm teams and recycled.

Yogi Berra

October 4th, 2012
10:52 am

Great note P Campbell, thanks….

Chipper above–go play with your doll, idiot.

game at 5pm..don’t give fans much time to get off work and make game.

@P.Campbell

October 4th, 2012
10:55 am

Dude? Just thank Him for His excellency and move on. Don’t agitate the minions, less you face HIS wrath.

Dirty Dawg

October 4th, 2012
11:31 am

Hey GTJohn…you know about as much about baseball as you do fornicat*** – or football either I bet. Starting pitchers ‘must’ complete five innings in order to get credit for a win. After that it’s in the judgement of the official scorer – at least that’s what Skip Carey used to tell us. I do have a question. Why in blazes wouldn’t Fredi put Sheets on the post season roster. The way he pitched yesterday, and assuming his arm is still attached, I’d love for them to have him available for relief…long or short.

PS – sorry for the fornicat*** wisecrack, but it’s an old joke that seemed appropriate…besides you’re a Tech guy that busts our chops every chance you get, so…

Oh yeah, seems to me that ‘glass’ stuff should be prohibited in the clubhouse (during celebrations especially) as well as in the stands…and if Uggla’s hand keeps him from performing – as if he needed an excuse – it’ll suck.

Meg Griffin

October 4th, 2012
11:40 am

DOB is this the first time the Braves will play on TBS in a long time?

GT John

October 4th, 2012
11:42 am

@Dirty Dawg: No offense taken. Thanks for the explanation on both the question and the “joke.” In spite of being a GT grad, I’m one of those alums that pulls for UGA every game but the last one of the season. So good luck to you guys this week. God knows the Bees will need some in Clemson.

Lastly, I agree with your comment about having glass in the locker room. Whose idea was that?!

GT John

October 4th, 2012
11:44 am

@ Dirty Dawg: P.S. “judgement” is spelled without the ‘e’. It should be “judgment.” ;-)

Chipper

October 4th, 2012
12:52 pm

Cute Smiley face GT John….i bet your boyfriend taught you how to do that

southern hope

October 4th, 2012
5:11 pm

I love p. campbell!

SIMP SIMON

October 4th, 2012
11:59 pm

I CAN’T WAIT TO GET HOME EARLY ON FRIDAY AND TURN ON PEACHTREE TV.

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