10:28 am October 5, 2012, by David O'Brien
October 5th, 20122:17 pm
More Fredi logic — Hinske is experienced (so is David Justice and he could probably step in and give a better AB right now) but has some logic (2) Hinske over Francisco because McCann is lefthaanded and is also on the bench — Huh? What it really boils down to is whether Larry, Curly, or Moe should get the last seat on the bench. Let’s hope Hinske is only on the roster today for his cheerleading talents.
October 5th, 20122:20 pm
Coach 13- Your double posts + contents therein = laugh for me.
October 5th, 20122:22 pm
Overbay & Baker. Another brilliant decision, Fredi. We want to win – start making good decisions. And bravesgrl4life – you don’t drop cheering for the Braves just because of one player. You’re not a real chopping Braves fan. GO CHIPPER & BRAVES!!!!
October 5th, 20122:27 pm
MLB said Cards had advantage…wow!
October 5th, 20122:28 pm
I know that it was long ago and far, far away, but, Hinske did hit the game winning two run homer in the 3rd game of the NL Div Playoff Series(against Frisco) in 2010.
Only probelm was, Bobby Cox’es tactical errors, blew the game(that’s my opin. anyhow) for the Braves(3 to 2 loss).
And what would have been a 2-1 Braves advantage in the series, with game 4 at the Ted.
Oh well, you’ll have that from time to time.
go braves, get those bats a-going.
October 5th, 20122:29 pm
Overbay was terrible for the first two weeks he was here, but has looked a bit better lately and had some of the better ABs on Wednesday. I would rather he be at the plate in a big spot than Hinske or Francisco. I think Pastornicky is the second best RH bat off the bench (with Ross starting) Not a lot of choises, but it is what it is.
#1 BRAVES FAN
October 5th, 20122:31 pm
Win or lose i think the braves had a great year! 94 wins should get you the division, however the nationals are in our divsion & they are a few games better. We just need to get at least a couple runs & with medlen on the mound with the record he has i believe the braves have a greater chance at winning this. GO BRAVES!!
October 5th, 20122:33 pm
Overbay vs Lohse: lifetime is batting .385 with 1 hr, 2 doubles, and 2 rbi’s.
Francisco has batted .166 since Aug.1 with one lousy hr. and 24 k’s in 54 ab’s
Pretty easy decision since the Braves had the worst PH average in NL.
October 5th, 20122:36 pm
The Braves do not have alot of great options with their pinch hitters. Fredi just basically rolled the dice on his selections. Hopefully, the game will not come down to which team has the better pinch hitters.
The 2010 Hinske had some decent credentials leading up to that game 3 HR. If that were to happen this year it would be in the realm of the Rick Camp homerun on a 4th and 5th of July in a season long ago and far away.
October 5th, 20122:39 pm
If anyone comes in to bunt, it should be Huddy, not the Rev. He struggled with it all year.
October 5th, 20122:40 pm
Braves, tied for 4th best record in MLB, tied with two divisional winners, and a better record than 2 of the other divisional winners.
That ain’t too bad.
I hope they can win today.
I likes their chances, I like them a lot.
Train Wreck Bystander
October 5th, 20122:43 pm
I agree – if our Braves can survive today’s coin flip game, I believe they can go to the NLCS.
I believe they can beat the Nats in a 5-game series.
I think they can beat the Giants in a 7.
I am not so sure about beating the Reds in a 7.
Why is it that armchairs armed with nothing more than a morning paper seem to think themselves more qualified to run a baseball team than folks who are, you know, actually IN baseball? Fredi G will be in the running for manager of the year while the know-it-alls will be returning to their various hum-drum lives on Monday morning… I guess even crybabies need to create a semblance of self-esteem for themselves, as deluded as that might be…
October 5th, 20122:44 pm
But, Rick Camp did hit the HR.
So that shows, almost anything can happen in baseball.
Francisco should have been chosen over Hinske.. Only glaring omission that I see, although Gearin was chosen over Moylan- so there goes the experience argument.
Wonder whats up with Sheets going home instead of hanging out with the team given his leadership.
October 5th, 20122:47 pm
LOL Cooch, HOW EMBARASSING!!
October 5th, 20122:48 pm
Nice work Braves. Good job Freddie. Win it and you shut a lot of people up, including me. As a lifelong Braves fan this is the worst part of the season. I can’t shut out the doubt. Our only World Series was the year I renounced baseball because of the strike, then it was Charley Liebrandt in relief of a close game, Jim Leyritz, the extra inning Houston game, the Marlins…No wonder it is tough to find hope.
BravesFan in DC
October 5th, 20122:53 pm
Goooooooooo BRAVOS! If you’re at the game today… keep it loud. I want those Red Birds feeling the heat. #choptober
Loosing Managar = Loosing Record
October 5th, 20122:58 pm
U no the Braves will blow this game for tree reasons
1) They hire a loosing managar with a loosing recod.
2) Shelfish Chipper is still on the rooster
3) Drunky Hanson is still on the rooster.
October 5th, 20123:01 pm
Well if they get that deep into the bench players, it is probably not a good sign. Using all those bench players would indicate a lot of pitching changes or a long extra inning game. I only wanna see 1 maybe 2 non-starters enter the game. EOF in the 8th if needed. Kimbrel in the 9th if needed.
October 5th, 20123:11 pm
Billy Beaneater – I know it is tough to banish the doubt and difficult to maintain hope. But, if Rick Camp can hit a home run, the Braves can surely win today.
October 5th, 20123:45 pm
hey Loosing Managar = Loosing Record. you have no clue what you’re talking about. what the hell is a loosing managar? and a rooster? figure out how to spell and then you can come on the board and talk. do you just like to double up the “Os” trying to start a tomahawk chop in here? cause we can ooooooo o oooooooo, oooo ooooooooo GO BRAVES
October 5th, 20123:54 pm
And he used “rooster” twice on separate lines. So it is not an accidental double keystroke.
Why not Ben sheets over Minor or Gearrin? Unless Sheets is still injured whom would you rather have face a Matt holiday or any of the other Cardinal right handers,Sheets or Gearrin? It’s only one game and Sheets showed me his arm is ready. Strange and not very loyal treatment to a guy who reenergized the braves for a couple of weeks at critical time. Sheets struck out McCuthcheon swinging on a mid nineties stuff. I agree with Chipper that you need that skill level in playoff baseball.
October 5th, 20123:55 pm
Sad to hear about Sheets. Guess I missed that announcement. Glad he got to contribute this year.
October 5th, 20123:57 pm
And they will blow the game for “tree” reasons. Not “bush” or “flower” reasons. I could see blowing a game for “tree” reasons in the spring when the hardwoods are filling the air with pollen though.
October 5th, 20124:13 pm
What is Chipper talking about? wouldn’t the shadows be gone by 6 o’clock at this time of year. The shadows might cause problems in the early innings but not after about the third or fourth. Should be much more a problem on Sunday.
October 5th, 20124:18 pm
Just thought I would be the first Cardinal Fan to come on here and gloat about our pending victory.
It will be a piece of cake winning in that library of a field known as Turner Field. Your fans are lame, passionateness, and will be without a team in the post season in a few hours. Too bad you guys dont holler as loud at the Braves games, as you do at them Tractor Pulls, Monster Truck Rallies, and Thuga Games.. Go Cardinals!!!
October 5th, 20124:23 pm
CyberNerd Fans do not win games, its 40 minutes to first pitch and all the Braves “Fans” are on their computers instead of the ball park.. So typical of the weakest sport city around. We could pitch 76 year old Bob Gibson, and he would still shut down your punchless lineup.
October 5th, 20124:24 pm
BRaves win 7-0. Medlen shreds them with the 2 seamer and bourn gets started with a big night.
October 5th, 20124:26 pm
October 5th, 20124:29 pm
michael, I would trust Mike Minor against just about anyone right now. He was among the best pitchers in baseball post AS break. But he’s only there for some insurance if they need some long relief (really only likely if there are extra innings).
Loosing Manager, Hanson is not on the “rooster” for today and probably won’t be period this poste season even if the Braves make it to the NLDS.
Cardinal Charlie, the game is completely sold out. Oh and Lohse really shut down our lineup earlier this year right?
October 5th, 20124:31 pm
Cardinal charlie…. u can take ur red bird azz somewhere else! Your team is horrible and will not play after tonight till next april!!! The braves have a better record and a much better pitching! Ur pen stinks! Glad all the fans like you can fly south for the winter not to be heard from till spring!
October 5th, 20124:40 pm
Makes sense to me. I like Juan within reason (the most power on the team), but his pinch hit ABs are pretty bad. His start games are where he seems turn in better somewhat ABs.
October 5th, 20124:55 pm
This one game play-off is garbage… The braves won the wild card, tough crap for everybody else.
October 5th, 20124:59 pm
I hope Selig gets hit by a bus or something.
October 5th, 20125:08 pm
tbs not working on comcast. is it blacked out???
I dropped my fried twinkie
October 5th, 20125:11 pm
2 strikeouts to start NICE pitching
can not find game on u verse
October 5th, 20125:13 pm
TBS channel 39 for me
October 5th, 20125:14 pm
man left on 1st
Braves coming to the Dish
need some runs fast
October 5th, 20126:58 pm
what do you think about your Hooters hero now? He just made me $10000. I told you so. Hooters hero.excellant job. Great job by your no clue SS.
October 5th, 20128:51 pm
Shame, shame, shame Atlanta fans. You exhibited every stereotype of southern redneck behavior. Throwing you beer cans on the field; no security walking out the perpetrators out of the stadium. Let me tell you about class. . . Milgel Cabrerra won the triple crown in Kansas City this week against our hapless Royals and was given a standing ovation by the 30,000 Royals fans including a curtain call coming back out of the dugout to acknowledge the ovation. Don’t you guys ever grow up?
October 5th, 20129:13 pm
The team were losers again,but the fans were worse. I think it was a bad call but would not have changed the outcome. Poor Braves. No bats always cost you.Thats OK. I am $10000 richer. Thanks losers.
October 5th, 20129:46 pm
Errors & Errors I do not blame the fans.Very potential costly error.Instead of bases loaded,no advancement,and batter out.That ump should move to football as Ref.Great year Braves.Thanks Chipper.
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