Postseason ball’s back in ATL, with different feel

This is what it’s supposed to look like in Atlanta in October, with red, white and blue bunting hanging from the façade, folks tailgating five hours before the game, multiple TV crews filming batting practice, and Chipper Jones sitting at a podium talking about what makes his team’s starting pitcher tough and what it’ll be like facing the other team’s veteran pitcher.

Playoff baseball is back, and this time the Braves aren’t limping into it with an injury-riddled team and crossing their fingers while hoping their starting pitcher has one of his best games and their bullpen isn’t entirely out of gas.

Chipper said unlike in past postseasons, he wasn't the least bit nervous before this Wild Card game vs. St. Louis.

Chipper said unlike in past postseasons, he wasn't the least bit nervous before this Wild Card game vs. St. Louis.

This time, the Braves lineup is almost entirely healthy, their key relievers, Eric O’Flaherty and Craig Kimbrel, have been at their best for the past month or more, and their starting pitcher, Kris Medlen, has been the best in baseball since moving into the rotation on July 31.

But unlike any postseason opener we’ve ever seen, and not because it’s last postseason that Chipper Jones will ever play. No, this Braves vs. Cardinals game today is so different because it feels a whole lor more like a Game 7 (or a Game 5 in a best-of-five) than it does an series opener.

For good reason.

It’s not a series opener. It’s not a series, period. It’s the new Wild Card game.

One game, do-or-die, winner-take-all ‘ball. Or as Chipper Jones calls it, “cut-throat baseball.”

By the way, speaking of Chipper…manager Fredi Gonzalez had so much nervous energy when he woke this morning, his wife Pam eventually told him to get out of the house and go to the ballpark. Which he did.

Meanwhile, the 40-year-old “Battle Axe”? He woke and came to work with his parents and without butterflies in his stomach.

“I was riding in with my mom and dad today,” said Chipper, whose parents also came to town for his last homestand and traveled with the team to Pittsburgh for his last regular-season series. “I turned around and told my dad, this is why I know I’m ready to go – I’m not even nervous. I don’t know if that’s just being prepared, or being confident, but usually first game of the playoffs I’m nervous before the workout the day before.

“I’m just ready to play. I’m ready to go. I’m going to go out and play hard for nine innings, hopefully not much further. [He smiled.] I don’t want to go into extra innings, but whatever happens, happens.”

If they win, then we’ll have a proper series to look forward to, beginning Sunday against the Nationals right here at Turner Field. But for now, we’ve got a postseason game unlike any other that’s come before.

And fortunately for the Braves, the city has responded not with the blasé attitude that permeated the opening postseason rounds during the latter stages of the Braves’ remarkable run of 14 consecutive division titles, when a lot of fans seemed to shrug their shoulders and say, let us know when they get to the NLCS.

Nearly entire upper-deck sections of Turner Field would be empty for some of those division-series games back then. But today, despite the awful start time – 5:07 p.m. on a Friday at a ballpark located adjacent to the major artery that runs through downtown in a city with some of the world’s worst traffic – there were standing-room only tickets available and nothing else as of three days ago.

There will be 45,000 foam tomahawks distributed at the gates, and we dare say there won’t be closets filled with leftover foam tomahawks. It’s going to quite a scene here at the start of the game, particularly if the Braves can muster a run or two early against Cardinals pitcher Kyle Lohse.

Those tomahawks and the war chant that accompanies the chop aren’t politically correct, but it damn sure is a sight to see — and intimidating when done with great gusto in a packed house. Perhaps even with the opposing team is the defending World Series champion, which St. Louis is after slipping into last year’s postseason as the NL wild card when the Cardinals overtook the collapsing Braves on the last night of the season.

Those Braves lost 20 of their final 30 games. These Braves won 20 of their last 29.

The last 23 times that Kris Medlen has started, the Braves have won. He starts the Wild Card game.

The last 23 times that Kris Medlen has started, the Braves have won. He starts the Wild Card game.

Chipper commended Gonzalez for doing a good job walking the line between keeping the Braves fresh and rested late in the season while also continuing to try to chase down the Nationals in the NL East. Like the rest of the Braves and his manager, Chipper would’ve preferred to win the division and avoid this death match of a one-game playoff, or to have won the wild card under the old format when there was only one wild card in each league and that team started the postseason in a best-of-five division series just like the three division winners in each league.

“It is what is is,” Jones said. “It’s exciting for the fans. I’m sure this place will be abuzz tonight and electric. I don’t remember a Game 7 here.”

He forgot the 1996 NL Championship Series, when the Braves beat St. Louis 15-0 in Game 7 at old Fulton County Stadium.

“Oh yeah,” Jones said. “I forgot about that. I shouldn’t have forgot about that.”

But there hasn’t been a single Game 7 played in Atlanta since the Braves moved into Turner Field in 1997, not that there haven’t been series-ending games played here. More than the Braves would care to recall.

The truth is, the Braves have not been a good postseason team beginning with the 1999 World Series, when they were swept by the Yankees. But they’ve struggled particularly so in home games during that period.

They have a 12-26 postseason record beginning with that ’99 World Series, and the Braves are – you ready for this? — 5-15 at home in that period. Yes, 5-15 with a 4.40 ERA and only 64 runs scored in their past 20 home postseason games, scoring two runs or fewer in half of those games while allowing three or more in 17 of 20 and five or more runs in nine of 20.

The Braves have lost six consecutive playoff series since their last series win vs. Houston in the 2001 division series, when their winning pitchers were Seanez, Glavine and Burkett.

Of course, there is hardly any carry-over from any of those teams to the current one, other than from the beat-up 2010 team that lost four one-run games to the eventual World Series champion Giants in the first round, the last postseason series the Braves played.

Included in that series loss were pair of 3-2 games at Turner Field in the last playoff games of Bobby Cox’s managerial career, when the Braves played without DL’d Chipper (recovering from knee surgery) and without DL’d Martin Prado (torn oblique muscle and groin pull) and, for those two games at Turner Field, without closer Billy Wagner, who pulled an oblique in Game 2 at San Francisco.

This Braves team has a sore-shouldered Brian McCann, who is out of the lineup today in favor of David Ross, a veteran who works well with Medlen and who lately has hit better than the injured McCann.

You know Medlen is 9-0 with a 0.97 ERA in 12 starts since moving from the bullpen on July 31. But here’s another stat, for what it’s worth: Medlen has a 1.75 ERA in 92-1/3 innings with McCann catching this season, and a 0.81 ERA in 44-1/3 innings with Ross catching.

Much of Chipper's confidence about tonight has to do with the man starting for the Braves (Medlen) and the pitcher above (Kimbrel) the Braves will have ready to finish it.

Much of Chipper's confidence about tonight has to do with the man starting for the Braves (Medlen) and the pitcher above (Kimbrel) the Braves will have ready to finish it.

He has 69 strikeouts with 15 walks in 92-1/3 innings with McCann catching, and 49 strikeouts with eight walks in 44-1/3 innings with Ross catching, including both his 12- and 13-strikeout games in September.

“He’s the closest thing I’ve played behind to Maddux,” Chipper said of Medlen at today’s pregame presser. “Just in his repertoire, and he’s got the poise to boot. Nothing seems to [bother] him. He knows he’s going to make a mistake here and there, you know? Relegate it to a hard double with nobody or a home run with nobody on. The goal remains the same, which is to keep the team in the ballgame. And I don’t know anybody who’s done it as good as Kris Medlen in the second half.”

Like other Braves, Chipper has said how much he enjoys playing behind Medlen.

“It’s a lot of fun,” he said. “I know if Rossy or B-Mac sets up on the outside corner, that’s where the pitch is going to be. That puts me in optimum position to be able to make a play behind him. That was the thing that Maddux and Glavine and Smoltzy and all those guys did back in the day – they hit spots. When a catcher called for it, they hit a spot.

“It allows you as a defender to put yourself in the optimum position to make a play behind them. It’s not wonder why we play great defense behind the Madduxes and Glavines and ultimately the Medlens, because they were strike-throwers. They were aggressive and in the strike zone, and the defense was ready for it.”

• Bullpen duo: The Braves’ led the NL with a 2.87 ERA in the second half, far ahead of runner-up Cincy (3.30). And the Braves bullpen finished the season with a 2.76 ERA, second to the Reds (2.65).

Medlen, Kimbrel and O’Flaherty had a lot to do with both of those statistics.

I’m about to lay upon you some remarkable numbers. That trio of pitchers, since the All-Star break, has a combined 14-0 record with 17 saves and a 0.82 ERA in 78 games (12 starts), with 175 strikeouts and 25 walks in 142-1/3 innings.

Kimbrel's 16.6 strikeouts per nine innings were the most in major league history by any pitcher in 50 or more innings.

Kimbrel's 16.6 strikeouts per nine innings were the most in major league history by any pitcher in 50 or more innings.

Let those marinate in your mind for a moment.

Someone asked Chipper about this being his first playoff series since 2005 and what it would be like when he went to bat the first time today.

“It’s like riding a bike,” he said. “Like I said, the stakes don’t change. The goal is still the same. When you walk up there, the goal is to be as tough an out as possible. Know the repertoire of the opposing pitcher. Stick to your strengths as a hitter, and hopefully your strengths mesh with his weaknesses.

“I’m not nervous in the least for this game for the simple fact that I’m confident in my abilities when I walk up to the plate. I’m confident in Kris Medlen and Eric O’Flaherty and Craig Kimbrel. Hopefully, those are the only three guys we have to use today. I just feel like those combinations are a good formula for a W.”

Speaking of Kimbrel, his 42 saves tied for the NL lead for the second year in a row, making him the first Braves pitcher to lead the league in saves for multiple seasons.

Meanwhile, his 16.7 strikeouts per nine innings is the highest in major league history by any pitcher in 50 or more innings.

O’Flaherty finished sixth in the NL with 28 holds, which are basically to middle relievers and setup guys what saves are to closers.

The lefty got better as the season went on, posting a 4.91 in April, 3.18 in May, 1.86 in June, 0.90 in July, and then 0.00 in both August and September. O’Flaherty’s opponents’ OPS went from .797 in April to .724 in May, .712 in June, .536 in July, .574 in August and a stingy .307 in September. He had a .265 opponents’ average and .725 opponents’ OPS in 35 appearances before the break, and .185/.449 in 29 since the break.

Facing Lohse: The Cardinals’ Lohse has no decision and a 9.00 ERA in one start vs. Braves this season (five earned runs, nine hits in five innings), and a 16-3 record and 2.71 ERA in 32 starts against everyone else. Lohse is 2-0 with a 3.52 ERA in four career starts against the Braves at Turner Field, but that May 30 no-decision was his only start against the Braves anywhere since 2010.

In 10 career starts against the Braves, the righty is 3-1 with a 4.97 ERA, with the loss coming in a 2002 start against a Braves team that had only one player still playing for Atlanta. Chipper, of course. All nine of Lohse’s other starts against the Braves came in 2006 and later, and he’s 3-0 with a 4.11 ERA in those nine.

Against Lohse, Chipper is 6-for-13 with a homer, Freddie Freeman is 2-for-3 with a homer, Dan Uggla is 5-for-15 with a homer, and Prado is 6-for-14. A couple of others of note:  McCann is 5-for-20 with a homer, Michael Bourn is 7-for-34 (.206) with one walk, and Ross is 1-for-2.

BRAVES WILD CARD LINEUP

  1. Bourn CF
  2. Prado Lf
  3. Heyward RF
  4. Chipper 3B
  5. Freeman 1B
  6. Uggla 2B
  7. Ross C
  8. Simmons SS
  9. Medlen P

CARDINALS WILD CARD LINEUP

  1. Jay CF
  2. Beltran RF
  3. Holliday LF
  4. Craig 1B
  5. Molina C
  6. Freese 3B
  7. Descalso 2B
  8. Kozma SS
  9. Lohse

• Etc.

I wasn’t real surprised by anything about the Braves’ roster for the Wild Card game, after seeing how Fredi used Jeff Baker and Lyle Overbay in Pittsburgh when it looked like he was prepping them by getting them plate appearances.

For most of the year I’d have thought for sure that Juan Francisco would be on the playoff roster, but remember this is just for this one game (rosters will be changed for the division series if the Braves advance). Also, it was pretty clear the last month of the season that the Braves weren’t relying much on Francisco. He only got 26 at-bats over the team’s final 34 games, going 3-for-26 with 15 strikeouts and no walks….

Prado finished the season tied with Jayson Werth for major league lead with a .286 average with two strikes, and Prado was 93-for-325 in those situations while Werth was 50-for-175. AL leaders were Joe Mauer (.266) and Prince Fielder (.265).

Prado also led NL with 60 multi-hit games, while no one else had more than 56. AL Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera (64) and Derek Jeter (64) were the only hitters with more in the majors….

Uggla (.220) didn’t finish with NL-low average, which went to Cincinnati’s Drew Stubbs (.213). Uggla (.187) did finish with majors-low home batting average.

Against the Cardinals, Uggla hit .391 (9-for-23) with three doubles, two homers and seven RBIs in six games this season, and Bourn hit .357 (10-for-28) with two doubles, two homers and seven runs in six games.

Jason Heyward was 5-for-26 (.192) and 14 strikeouts against the Cardinals, though he had two doubles, one homer and five RBIs. In his career against Cardinals, Heyward has .236 average, four homers, 10 RBIs and 25 strikeouts in 72 at-bats (19 games).

• OK, let’s close this with an appropriate tune (at the start of the postseason) from Shooter Jennings (Waylon’s boy) off his Family Man album. Click here to hear it.

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“THE LONG ROAD AHEAD” by Shooter Jennings

Mother may bell’s in a a quiet hell.
I hear a gun and a heart and slay bells.
I’d say things have changed quite a bit,
Since I was young and mother didn’t give a shhh.
I can’t be saved it’s too late,
But with a little help I might concentrate,
Long enough to start believing just to make sure your still breathing.

No time for the broken hearted,
Got to finish just what we started.
The only promise to the pour departed,
Is that they wind up dead.
Just as sure as holy violence,
We starve our songs in silence,
Were all looking for a little guidance
Down the long road ahead

There’s a cold breeze through city streets,
Blows leaves like dreams neath busy somewhere in an easy chair.
Somebody’s momma crying, cause baby ain’t there.
My baby’s so lazy like to lay around… Drive me crazy.

No time for the broken hearted,
Got to finish just what we started.
The only promise to the pour departed,
Is that they wind up dead.
Just as sure as holy violence,
We starve our songs in silence,
Were all looking for a little guidance
Down the long road ahead

No time for the broken hearted,
Got to finish just what we started.
The only promise to the pour departed,
Is that they wind up dead.
Just as sure as holy violence,
We starve our songs in silence,
Were all looking for a little guidance
Down the long road ahead
– David O’Brien, Braves/MIB blog

4,237 comments Add your comment

count_schemula

October 5th, 2012
4:23 pm

Pimp the Cards out!

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
4:24 pm

Playoff blog! It’s a statement game and it gets a statement blog. :D

Let’s do this boys. Go Braves.

FEAR

October 5th, 2012
4:25 pm

southern hope

October 5th, 2012
4:25 pm

Now I can enjoy this game! New blog! New starts! New newish…shiny…look over here….it’s a world series cup…yahoo!!!

….as I slowly lose my last grip on playoff fever….I am dying out here….

David from Athens, AL

October 5th, 2012
4:28 pm

Thanks DOB. Well … one game … so much pressure ….GO BRAVES !!!!

cricket

October 5th, 2012
4:28 pm

elimination blog

southern hope

October 5th, 2012
4:29 pm

and now that i’ve actually read your blog,DOB, its one of the best you’ve done. worth the wait.

P-Town Brave ©

October 5th, 2012
4:31 pm

Oh boy…

Just what we need….ol naysayer Scoots (at least the last week) at the park talking down Rossy and the team…. :roll:

REMLEY

October 5th, 2012
4:31 pm

I’m nervous and not even there

Choppinmama

October 5th, 2012
4:31 pm

Yeah, Playoff Blog!! A truly historic Braves day, Braves Fans.

P-Town Brave ©

October 5th, 2012
4:32 pm

DOB-

Thx for the blog….

Try and enjoy the game for a few min if you can…..

Look around while Chipper is up….take in the sights and sounds…..

Anders

October 5th, 2012
4:32 pm

What’s up Braves fans? Not looking to crash your party today but I did want to say enjoy your post season. I’m definetly jealous. I’m on a flight out of your fair city right now and likely will miss most of the game in route so I’ll try to follow at least the early innings on line.

nolie

October 5th, 2012
4:34 pm

good piece, but scary optimistic ;)

Venice Jim

October 5th, 2012
4:36 pm

Thanks, DOB!!!

P-Town Brave ©

October 5th, 2012
4:36 pm

Anders-

Thanks….no party crashing….you’re a good sport….

Happy flight and a safe one.

bravofan

October 5th, 2012
4:36 pm

this is what we have waited for all season let’s get a W men!

Jimmy

October 5th, 2012
4:38 pm

Thanks for the new Postseason bloggage.
TOBF – It truly is a statement game.
at 5:05, Meds will throw a statement pitch.

I just shaved. Yeah, at 4:30 on a Friday afternoon. Just passing time.

This is the PlayOffs!!! Red, white and blue bunting and red foam tomahawks.

I hope we ‘want it more”!! ;-)

nolie

October 5th, 2012
4:39 pm

looking for some ‘urgency’ tonight from the Bravos

Lew

October 5th, 2012
4:40 pm

Thanks for the new blog DOB – I’m getting pumped up for this game. Wish I could be at the game tonight

Jimmy

October 5th, 2012
4:40 pm

nolie, we certainly don’t want to go into “ketchup mode”.

phil

October 5th, 2012
4:40 pm

Great season of work, DOB! Exceedingly well done and thanks.

Now, let’s go get em!!

Chop

October 5th, 2012
4:41 pm

Go get this Bravos!!

faninva

October 5th, 2012
4:42 pm

nnnNNeeerRRRV…ooouuusssss

need a drink.

fan

October 5th, 2012
4:42 pm

Anders

October 5th, 2012
4:42 pm

looking for some ‘urgency’ tonight from the Bravos (nolie)

You really think this will be an issue in a one game winner take all game? Or perhaps you’re just fun’en us? I can never tell with you nolie. {:

phil

October 5th, 2012
4:43 pm

This is my first blog playoff game….lol!

Feel like i’ve been here forever.

Let’s whup em….

David O'Brien

October 5th, 2012
4:45 pm

CARDINALS LINEUP

Jay CF
Beltran RF
Holliday LF
Craig 1B
Molina C
Freese 3B
Descalso 2B
Kozma SS
Lohse

Jimmy

October 5th, 2012
4:45 pm

OK, signing off for the game.
I hope everyone enjoys this playoff game.
This is what we cheer for. The Postseason.

Lets GO BARVES.

Later good folks.

MIdtown

October 5th, 2012
4:45 pm

Well, an old Hebrew proverb says, “The battle belongs to the LORD.” – per David against Goliath.

May God bless the USA, and the Braves!!! (The latter for a more selfish reason)

chipontheroad

October 5th, 2012
4:46 pm

D O’B Thnx for a great regular season of coverage and Carroll too

GO BRAVOS

Brian from SC

October 5th, 2012
4:46 pm

The home plate umpire is Jeff Kellogg.

Pitchers have the second-lowest ERA this season in baseball with him behind the plate, a 3.11 ERA. Only Hunter Wendlestedt is lower.

3.04 K/BB ratio of pitchers with him calling balls and strikes is 4th-highest.

This is a pitcher’s umpire.

count_schemula

October 5th, 2012
4:46 pm

Win one for the Chipper!

phil

October 5th, 2012
4:46 pm

Thanks for the stupid tweet, Alex Wood!

Do you have any sense at all?

P-Town Brave ©

October 5th, 2012
4:47 pm

Brian –

Yet Lohse has a career 6.11 ERA with him behind the plate

FEAR

October 5th, 2012
4:49 pm

let’s roll………..

savannah brave

October 5th, 2012
4:49 pm

Where have Anders been?

M.V.P.Heyward

October 5th, 2012
4:49 pm

Almost game time, folks!

Go! Braves! 4:1 Braves!

Jaded

October 5th, 2012
4:50 pm

Let’s get it on! I’m feeling weirdly optimistic. If the Braves can survive tonight, I think we could go on a special run.

The Blogger Formerly Known as Billy

October 5th, 2012
4:51 pm

I see it being 4-3 with cardinals making a late push and getting shut down by Oventerbal.

Brian from SC

October 5th, 2012
4:51 pm

Kellogg gives bases on balls at a lower rate than any umpire in baseball this season (minimum 12 games behind the plate) except for Bill Miller.

reckingball

October 5th, 2012
4:52 pm

Two very good team going head to head.
I predict that the winner of this game will ultimately be decided by the team that scores the most runs.
go braves

cabravesfan

October 5th, 2012
4:52 pm

And, naturally, we just lost our TBS feed

savannah brave

October 5th, 2012
4:52 pm

lets go bravos!!!

P-Town Brave ©

October 5th, 2012
4:53 pm

I dunno Billy….Im really wondering if its not Aviflahbrel

Avilan has undoubtedly outpitched Venters….Jonny struggles against the Cards….and well, Luis has earned my respect!

Yogi Berra

October 5th, 2012
4:53 pm

Do -r- die- let go Braves!

ER Steve

October 5th, 2012
4:54 pm

I am ready for some crazy good baseball. Runs are going to be so hard to come by, great defense, manufacture runs, and get a clutch hit or two will be the difference. Either way I am proud of the Braves this year and I have really enjoyed watching them this year. GO BRAVES!

P-Town Brave ©

October 5th, 2012
4:54 pm

Brian-

So be aggressive and ready to swing the bat….

But then again w/ Lohse and Meds on the bump, I think that was well known already

Train Wreck Bystander

October 5th, 2012
4:54 pm

Got my cap on! Got my radio on! Let’s DO THIS

southern hope

October 5th, 2012
4:54 pm

Reckingball – yes, that is genius. :)

All, now i’m glad about the early start time…I literally could not wait until 7.

The Blogger Formerly Known as Billy

October 5th, 2012
4:54 pm

Either way, our bullpen shuts them down.

Jerry

October 5th, 2012
4:55 pm

Prediction: Cards win 3-1

savannah brave

October 5th, 2012
4:55 pm

Chipper’s bat will take us home today.

P-Town Brave ©

October 5th, 2012
4:56 pm

Billy-

Yup….

Get us a lead through 6 and I really REALLY like our chances!

Yogi Berra

October 5th, 2012
4:57 pm

Reckingball-is that the same as cash?

P-Town Brave ©

October 5th, 2012
4:57 pm

I believe its about time to “take a break” from my desk and head over to find a tv to at least watch the first inning….

LETS GO BRAVES!

Trey

October 5th, 2012
4:58 pm

Let’s go Braves!! Send the Tweety Birds home!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3Z-11PxYKU

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

October 5th, 2012
4:58 pm

dave obrien, how is uggla’s hand ???

James

October 5th, 2012
4:58 pm

I’m nervous as well as pumped. Lets get it BOYS!!

P-Town Brave ©

October 5th, 2012
4:58 pm

Cmon…get the quote right….

“Cash, which is just as good as money”

ncgary

October 5th, 2012
4:59 pm

texas and atlanta accordinhg to the tbs crew

chipontheroad

October 5th, 2012
4:59 pm

ncbravesfan90

October 5th, 2012
4:59 pm

Joe Simpson and Ron Darling with the call on TBS. Be hard for Joe to not show his bias I think.

NC BRAVES FAN

October 5th, 2012
4:59 pm

Minutes from the first pitch. Our beloved Braves won 94 games and had the second-best record over the final 20 games of the regular season. Our pitcher hasn’t lost a start in two years — TWO YEARS! We have the most dominant closer in baseball. We are playing in the sold-out Ted — against a Cardinals team whose starting pitcher has a 8.64 ERA against us this year. But a real Braves knows only one stat: Since 1991, we lead the league in heartbreak. So we’re screwed.

phil

October 5th, 2012
4:59 pm

I’ve been saying for 2 full seasons that we’ll go as far in the playoffs as our bats will let us…

Time to find out.

And I assume decent pitching when i say it!

Boonie

October 5th, 2012
5:00 pm

I’m predicting a 2-0 shutout…..Braves win!!!!!!!!

Anders

October 5th, 2012
5:00 pm

Where have Anders been? (Savannah Brave)

I’ve beenn in and out of here this late season. Not nearly the time i used to spend here. Been pretty busy work wise. I have to say though most of the times I came on here it was pretty dead. Especially for an obvious playoff team at that point. I was starting to think the old blog had lost it’s luster andmany had moved on to some other Braves site.

Chop

October 5th, 2012
5:01 pm

The future wins this game today: Medlen, Heyward and Freeman show!!!

faninva

October 5th, 2012
5:01 pm

joe simpson on the tbs telecast. interesting.

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:01 pm

At least it isn’t chip carey!

The Blogger Formerly Known as Billy

October 5th, 2012
5:02 pm

sounds like the stadium rocking early 90’s style.

bravesgrl4life

October 5th, 2012
5:02 pm

Go cards i love carlos beltron, sorry braves fans

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:02 pm

As my cable goes out….figures. Sunny, perfectly nice day, right before game time…..

mexican brave

October 5th, 2012
5:03 pm

Yes!!! Joe Simpson!! good start ! lol

kelevra

October 5th, 2012
5:03 pm

phil

mine too….what is this crap

southern hope

October 5th, 2012
5:03 pm

NC BRAVES FAN at 4:59 pm — from your lips to God’s ear. Go!!!

FEAR

October 5th, 2012
5:04 pm

for the love of God Meds be on tonight.

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:04 pm

Simpson will behave….

The guy is normally a zombie anyway.

bye bye Comcast

October 5th, 2012
5:04 pm

Well, I’ve had it with Comcast. HD went out right at 5 PM. I’m changing asap. Go Braves.

brian from SC

October 5th, 2012
5:04 pm

Pulling for braves now that my phillies are not in post season=========

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:05 pm

Who knows….

You wait all damn year for games like this.

brandon

October 5th, 2012
5:05 pm

Enter your comments hereis tbs messing up for anyone on comcast

Anders

October 5th, 2012
5:05 pm

I’ll respectively step aside now. Enjoy yourselves. (Not too much)

BTW- I think a defensive play will decide this game. Just a hunch.

James

October 5th, 2012
5:05 pm

Man seeing the fans doin the chop giving me goosebumps

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

October 5th, 2012
5:06 pm

Mark Bowman‏@mlbbowman

Packed house here and the tomahawks are chopping like they did when Chipper played his first postseason game back in 1995

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:06 pm

Ok, it appears to just be HD tv that’s out for TBS…..regular is ok.

Trey

October 5th, 2012
5:06 pm

Heres hoping braves 1 and done!!!! cheers !!!!!!!

Sparks

October 5th, 2012
5:06 pm

Hey great timing there Comcast..or TBS or whomever is screwing up the telecast of the game…

cricket

October 5th, 2012
5:06 pm

Veer

October 5th, 2012
5:07 pm

Prediction:

Bourn 1-4
Prado 1-4
Heyward 0-4 2k’s
Jones 0-2 2 walks
Freeman 2-3
Uggla 0-1 3 walks
Ross 0-4

Medlen 6 IP 1 Run ( no decision)

Game comes down to Venters and EOF
Simmons 1-4

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
5:07 pm

Nervous, but ready.

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
5:07 pm

Great crowd at the game! Tomahawk chopping like at an FSU football game! Let’s get it on!!!

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
5:08 pm

Ken Rosenthal ‏@Ken_Rosenthal
Don’t be surprised if #Braves use McCann as first PH against #STLCards’ predominantly RH bullpen. Carrying three catchers. Have flexibility.

Mitchie-sand

October 5th, 2012
5:08 pm

Yogi Berra

October 5th, 2012
5:08 pm

The crowd is wild and ready making noise… everyone fired up..great to see. Good job Atlanta Fans.

Cracker

October 5th, 2012
5:08 pm

cricket

October 5th, 2012
5:09 pm

kelevra – search vipboxsports.eu for online streaming if cable is out

rockdawg

October 5th, 2012
5:09 pm

Is this game on tv?

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
5:09 pm

Carved him up on 3 pitches. Wow. Jay didn’t look good. I don’t want him for CF next year!

chipontheroad

October 5th, 2012
5:09 pm

Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeds!!!

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:10 pm

Sweet maddux pitch!

The Blogger Formerly Known as Billy

October 5th, 2012
5:10 pm

nothing but strikes

bravesgrl4life

October 5th, 2012
5:10 pm

come on carlos

TBbravesfan.

October 5th, 2012
5:11 pm

hope we gey about 7 runs first inning. Hey all Yall

rockdawg

October 5th, 2012
5:11 pm

I have directv and can’t find the game anywhere. Anyone know which channel?

FEAR

October 5th, 2012
5:11 pm

Meds is on. Terminator

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:11 pm

Yes! 2 outs.

Trey

October 5th, 2012
5:12 pm

come on 2 run hr

rockdawg

October 5th, 2012
5:13 pm

IS THIS DAMN GAME ON TV?

James

October 5th, 2012
5:13 pm

Its imperative that we score first.

Venice Jim

October 5th, 2012
5:13 pm

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:14 pm

Yes! Inn over.

Train Wreck Bystander

October 5th, 2012
5:14 pm

… and my wonderful radio affiliate screws up the feed

M.V.P.Heyward

October 5th, 2012
5:14 pm

Fantastic 1st inning for Meds!

chipontheroad

October 5th, 2012
5:14 pm

bRAAAAAAAAAAAAVOOOOOOOOOS!!!

Dum-Bass

October 5th, 2012
5:14 pm

DirecTV 247 TBS

Yogi Berra

October 5th, 2012
5:14 pm

Kris 8 strikes 3 Ball…1 hb*

faninva

October 5th, 2012
5:14 pm

count_schemula

October 5th, 2012
5:14 pm

Weird, so Meds was drafted as a SS and Simmons was drafted as a P?

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
5:14 pm

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:14 pm

HD back on…..

FEAR

October 5th, 2012
5:14 pm

ok now put up 5 runs.

kelevra

October 5th, 2012
5:15 pm

cricket

tbs hd came back just before first pitch so im good for now……appreciate it though

Trey

October 5th, 2012
5:15 pm

Looks like someone enjoys trying to piss people off, by stealing user names. We obviously know that’s not the real bravesgrl4life at 5:02, and someone trolling with my name at 5:06.

ChattTownBrian

October 5th, 2012
5:15 pm

Medlen is something else. Looked pretty calm for the situation in the 1st.

I dropped my fried twinkie

October 5th, 2012
5:15 pm

Game is on TBS

rockdawg

October 5th, 2012
5:15 pm

Thanks Venice Jim.

Trey

October 5th, 2012
5:16 pm

in hope this game is over before 8, as that is my bedtime

Trey

October 5th, 2012
5:16 pm

Gah, I really hope you die, name stealer. Die a slow and painful death.

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:16 pm

Can you say tense?

But still fun?

ER Steve

October 5th, 2012
5:16 pm

Need Bourne to be our catalyst this postseason

Trey

October 5th, 2012
5:17 pm

Come on, Bourn!

Yogi Berra

October 5th, 2012
5:18 pm

direct TV 247

Trey

October 5th, 2012
5:18 pm

Intense game. I love hearing the fans out there.

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:18 pm

Bourn….

The usual of late. Sigh.

1 down.

Trey

October 5th, 2012
5:18 pm

sit you but down bourn GO CARDS!!!!!!!

N Nine

October 5th, 2012
5:19 pm

Omg Meds”!!!!!!!! Let’s do it

Trey

October 5th, 2012
5:19 pm

Dang, nice try Prado!

bravesgrl4life

October 5th, 2012
5:20 pm

IMm praying cards win, GO CARDINALS!!!!!!!!!

kelevra

October 5th, 2012
5:20 pm

i thought jason had 29 homeruns?

Trey

October 5th, 2012
5:20 pm

Peanut butter and honey sandwiches for all, if the Braves win! Medlen’s house!

Trey

October 5th, 2012
5:21 pm

Somewhere around there kelevra. I thought it was 27.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
5:21 pm

Clean 2nd inning, Meds!

ncbravesfan90

October 5th, 2012
5:21 pm

Dang, offense picking up where it left off. Hoping something would change.

ER Steve

October 5th, 2012
5:21 pm

Going to be a low scoring affair, need a hitter to step up!

TBbravesfan.

October 5th, 2012
5:21 pm

Well that was fast/

Veer

October 5th, 2012
5:21 pm

mlb TV with retarded camera angle cant even see anything. just fixed camera

Fredo

October 5th, 2012
5:21 pm

dang, the Braves usual suspects strikeout

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:21 pm

Great…..

Nothing offensively.

All the usual signs are there! Medlen better be damn near perfect.

playmeortrademe

October 5th, 2012
5:22 pm

Looks like Meds will have to pitch a CG shutout.

Dum-Bass

October 5th, 2012
5:22 pm

Settle back and relax. 0-0 after 9, 19 inning game coming up. Cancel your high school football game.

M.V.P.Heyward

October 5th, 2012
5:22 pm

I think 3-4 runs will get in done.

Lance

October 5th, 2012
5:23 pm

My biggest concern — bats getting started early.

M.V.P.Heyward

October 5th, 2012
5:23 pm

J-Hey AND Freeman needs to wake up.

ChattTownBrian

October 5th, 2012
5:23 pm

Lohse mad at himself for giving JHey pitches to hit, but he swung right through them.

REMLEY

October 5th, 2012
5:24 pm

Train Wreck at least you have a radio feed the lousy so called sports station here in SF isn’t carrying the ESPN call of the game just endless blabber about football.

ER Steve

October 5th, 2012
5:25 pm

HEYWARD!!!!!

FEAR

October 5th, 2012
5:25 pm

HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYWARD!!!

count_schemula

October 5th, 2012
5:25 pm

Venice Jim

October 5th, 2012
5:25 pm

Lance

October 5th, 2012
5:25 pm

Nice D for J-Hey!!

Yogi Berra

October 5th, 2012
5:25 pm

REMLEY

October 5th, 2012
5:25 pm

Trey

October 5th, 2012
5:25 pm

HEYWARD, UNBELIEVABLE!

Jerry

October 5th, 2012
5:25 pm

Damn! Good job Heyward!

chipontheroad

October 5th, 2012
5:25 pm

jHeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey!!!

James

October 5th, 2012
5:25 pm

Game saver!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

usnavyvolfaninva

October 5th, 2012
5:25 pm

EPIC CATCH by Heyward!!!!

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
5:25 pm

Great play JHey. Saved a HR. Sun’s no issue!

Lance

October 5th, 2012
5:25 pm

Meds needs to cough up something big for J-Hey for saving that one!

TBbravesfan.

October 5th, 2012
5:25 pm

shakin in my shoes

Train Wreck Bystander

October 5th, 2012
5:26 pm

Jai alai at the Ted

ER Steve

October 5th, 2012
5:26 pm

Such a hard play in the sun

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:26 pm

Medlen is off….sigh.

Great catch though!

Dum-Bass

October 5th, 2012
5:27 pm

Knew that sun would be a problem. Thanks Bud Selig, you idiot!

Kris

October 5th, 2012
5:27 pm

Heyward u the man!

Mister Frisky

October 5th, 2012
5:27 pm

Shades of Otis my man Nixon.

ChattTownBrian

October 5th, 2012
5:27 pm

You can tell already by the swings that shadows are bothering the hitters.

bravofan

October 5th, 2012
5:27 pm

how about J-HEEEEEEEEEYYYYY

David O'Brien

October 5th, 2012
5:28 pm

Importance of that catch by Heyward can’t be overstated at this point. Wow, what a catch.

FEAR

October 5th, 2012
5:29 pm

now get some runs!!!!!!

Lance

October 5th, 2012
5:29 pm

I agree re: game times. The sun is gonna kill everyone today.

Kris

October 5th, 2012
5:29 pm

Medlen u the man!

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:29 pm

No kidding…..

He bounced back. Whew.

TBbravesfan.

October 5th, 2012
5:29 pm

come on braves please get Meds some runs, Please.

chipontheroad

October 5th, 2012
5:29 pm

nice pick Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeedie!!!

Dum-Bass

October 5th, 2012
5:31 pm

As important as that catch was, it would have been MORE important were the score tied 1-1 in the 8th or 9th inning.

Trey

October 5th, 2012
5:31 pm

I love Medlen.

Steve-o

October 5th, 2012
5:32 pm

Cool, good to see this live, interactive comments page is still around, with participation from the beat reporter.

Go Braves!

count_schemula

October 5th, 2012
5:33 pm

“As important as that catch was, it would have been MORE important were the score tied 1-1 in the 8th or 9th inning.”

It’s important now. When this offense presses, it tanks.

ncbravesfan90

October 5th, 2012
5:34 pm

Heyward and Chipper both strikeout on 91 MPH fastballs at the belt…

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:34 pm

count_schemula

October 5th, 2012
5:34 pm

Chipper had the 20 pound bat on that one…

?

October 5th, 2012
5:34 pm

Dum-Bass,

That observation is the least relevant and least important statement I’ve heard all day.

Lance

October 5th, 2012
5:34 pm

Anything that stops as Card’s score is vital anywhere, anytime in this game!

playmeortrademe

October 5th, 2012
5:35 pm

ok, obvious that hitters can’t pick up the ball…thanks MLB, you bloody idiots.

Veer

October 5th, 2012
5:35 pm

Offense is dead. No faith in scoring any runs today

ijonathan

October 5th, 2012
5:35 pm

Freddie sure has an odd combination of diving into the pitch and uppercut swing. But hey, it works.

ncbravesfan90

October 5th, 2012
5:35 pm

Anybody seen this offense before? Geez hoping this one wouldn’t show up

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:36 pm

Good grief……nothing.

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
5:36 pm

Both pitchers pitching well. Might be a relatively low scoring game today!

Ptc dawg

October 5th, 2012
5:36 pm

No doubt, shadows are awful for both teams

I dropped my fried twinkie

October 5th, 2012
5:36 pm

can’t believe UGGLA is playing…………….God I hope he can Hit today

P-Town Brave ©

October 5th, 2012
5:36 pm

Or guys gotta be a little more patient….

4 K’s in 5 hitters and all 4 looked to be out of the zone…..

In fact, I don’t think Heyward got a strike….

And thats also 4 K’s for a guy who doesn’t strike a lot of guys out

Lance

October 5th, 2012
5:36 pm

Uggla could heal a load of anger with a great post season

Trey

October 5th, 2012
5:37 pm

Looks like a 1-0 or 2-1 type game. Doesn’t matter, as long as the Braves finish on top.

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:37 pm

playmeortrademe
October 5th, 2012
5:35 pm

ok, obvious that hitters can’t pick up the ball…thanks MLB, you bloody idiots.

*********
bull.

What was that heyward had to catch?

ijonathan

October 5th, 2012
5:37 pm

Is that Ron Darling on the broadcast with Simpson? Who’s the play by play guy?

count_schemula

October 5th, 2012
5:38 pm

Watching the regular season, you kind of forget how everything is a big deal in a playoff game, especially an elimination game.

Dum-Bass

October 5th, 2012
5:38 pm

“?” and your moniker is questionable, to say the least.

M.V.P.Heyward

October 5th, 2012
5:38 pm

Looks like a 1-0 or 2-1 type game. Doesn’t matter, as long as the Braves finish on top.

Amen with that!

Venice Jim

October 5th, 2012
5:38 pm

Way to make him work!

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
5:38 pm

Loshe gives up a walk. Let’s go Rossy!

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
5:38 pm

Uggla gets a two-out walk. Man’s had a great eye all year!

Veer

October 5th, 2012
5:38 pm

Here we go just as a I predicted. Ross will come up with Runners on. It would be Mac here.
What wil Ross do? Nothing i bet

southern hope

October 5th, 2012
5:38 pm

I’ll take it!

P-Town Brave ©

October 5th, 2012
5:38 pm

Who’d have ever thought we would look to Uggla for patience….

Lance

October 5th, 2012
5:38 pm

I’ll take a walk

bravofan

October 5th, 2012
5:39 pm

why is that guy holding that thing out behind home plate someone should tell him we can’t tell what it is on tv.

Tommy (#7 starter) Hanson

October 5th, 2012
5:39 pm

Oh Geez. This looks like the Braves offense I feared would show up. Freeman missed strike three by almost a foot! Chipper not much better.

Bourn looks pitiful. Let two pitches split the plate and watched them.

Meds doing a good job but don’t expect him to throw a shutout!

ijonathan

October 5th, 2012
5:40 pm

Hitters are definitely late on 90 mph fastballs. Could be shadows, could be the presence of nice off-speed pitches.

M.V.P.Heyward

October 5th, 2012
5:40 pm

count_schemula

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

That was a questionable time out.

Venice Jim

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

ROSSYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

Ross makes no difference… shoulda started BMac

Murph

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

HOLY SH*T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Train Wreck Bystander

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

ChattTownBrian

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS!

Jaded

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

Fredi is a genius!

Jerry

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

Holy Jesus, this announcing crew sucks as bad as our normal crew. I wish they would just just up for a minute. Way to go Rossy!

BFChris28

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

Rossy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

chipontheroad

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

Rooooooooooooooooossyyyyyyyyyyy!!!

Lance

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

WAY TO GO ROSS!!!!

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

YEAH!!!! I’d say that manager’s decision worked!!!!!

Trey

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

HOME RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!

count_schemula

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

Look at McCann. Team catcher!

FEAR

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

ROSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TBbravesfan.

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

rooooooooooooooooooooooooosy

James

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

RRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

usnavyvolfaninva

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

ROSS THE BOSS with the stick!

MIdtown

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

Rossy!!!!!!!!

brian

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

cricket

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

FREDI – Manager of effin year

P-Town Brave ©

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

WHATS UP NOW VEER…. A-HOLE!!

faninva

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

YYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

M.V.P.Heyward

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rossy for President!

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

Fredo

October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

I know you didn’t have to but thanks for granting that timeout Ump!

Yogi Berra

October 5th, 2012
5:42 pm

# 8….thats my man

Great move Fredi

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
5:42 pm

Fredi (and I, Lew, etc) are geniuses! All else are wrong. :D

Simba!

JC Brave

October 5th, 2012
5:42 pm

OMG!! Someone actually hit a ball!!!

And FAR!!

chipontheroad

October 5th, 2012
5:42 pm

Simbaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

Cracker

October 5th, 2012
5:42 pm

Now Medlen won’t have to pitch a shutout to win.

BFChris28

October 5th, 2012
5:42 pm

Simmons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lance

October 5th, 2012
5:42 pm

And McCann ready with grats!! It’s a TEAM that has come to play today.

cabravesfan

October 5th, 2012
5:42 pm

ROSSY! And I loved seeing Mac react like that, in case anyone thought he would pout :D

Jerry

October 5th, 2012
5:42 pm

Way to clear the pitcher Simmons.

faninva

October 5th, 2012
5:42 pm

love that strike on the house!

MiaBchBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
5:42 pm

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
5:42 pm

Who wrote the team wasn’t going to hit! A walk and two hits, with two RBI’s and we’re still in the second inning! Simmons jacks one up the middle.

TBbravesfan.

October 5th, 2012
5:42 pm

thanks for the time out

ijonathan

October 5th, 2012
5:43 pm

Bunt with 2 outs? Meds can swing it.

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:43 pm

TheOnlyBravesFan
October 5th, 2012
5:41 pm

Ross makes no difference… shoulda started BMac

*************
lol!!

[...] Atlanta Journal Constitution [...]

Tnerb

October 5th, 2012
5:43 pm

Who knows a radio feed online for me???

M.V.P.Heyward

October 5th, 2012
5:43 pm

2 more runs, We’ll get it done.

brian

October 5th, 2012
5:43 pm

Love seeing and hearing the chop

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
5:43 pm

Veer! Apologize now!

Ross is hitting better right now, has the power stroke. Let him start.

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
5:43 pm

Simmon’s hit was important simply because it cleared Medlen and we start off the third with Bourn.

Kris

October 5th, 2012
5:43 pm

Wow a time called. What luck.

REMLEY

October 5th, 2012
5:43 pm

Give Fedi credit for starting Ross, also caught all of Meds big strikeout games.

N Nine

October 5th, 2012
5:44 pm

Omg please ballgame. Yes meds

count_schemula

October 5th, 2012
5:44 pm

“Love seeing and hearing the chop”

Weirds me out now when I see FSU do it… and it’s really their chant, lol.

Trey

October 5th, 2012
5:45 pm

Very smart move by Medlen, so we can start the next inning with the top of the lineup.

Veer

October 5th, 2012
5:45 pm

YA IAM WRONG BABY!!!!!!!!!! YA IAM WRONG . IF THAT MEANS BEING UP BY 2-0. I RATHER BE WRONG YAAAAAAAAAAAA

count_schemula

October 5th, 2012
5:45 pm

keyLargo

October 5th, 2012
5:45 pm

Offense is dead. No faith in scoring any runs today Veer

Go home kid. No one wants to blog with you.

TBbravesfan.

October 5th, 2012
5:45 pm

McFann I miss YOU.

Lee in S GA

October 5th, 2012
5:45 pm

well so much for the 2nd guessers against Ross…that is why ur bloggers on here and not associated directed with decision making with the team

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:45 pm

Mac wants us to lose…..

M.V.P.Heyward

October 5th, 2012
5:46 pm

I gotta give Fredi some credit!

Kris

October 5th, 2012
5:46 pm

Must focus Medlen.

MiaBchBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
5:46 pm

SHUT ‘EM DOWN, MEDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
5:46 pm

Oh, and don’t forget about the “meaningless” walk by Uggla before the HR… OBP is king folks.

Jayson Stark ‏@jaysonst
Lohse had a great year, but did lead #Cardinals in HR allowed with 19. If that Ross HR ends their season, that late time out call will hurt

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
5:46 pm

Ump had the time out call made before the pitcher started his delivery. Timing was bad for the pitcher, but no one can question the time out. Cards fans won’t like it!

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:47 pm

Ok, meds…..stay sharp.

Hammer the Homer

October 5th, 2012
5:47 pm

chop chop chop Braves 2 – 0……………………..

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
5:47 pm

@mlbbowman
Ross now has four homers in his past 51 ABs

Ummm, let him start!

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
5:48 pm

Medlen’s control not as sharp as normal, which means it is slightly less than stellar! I hope he can improve it that small bit as the game progresses.

David O'Brien

October 5th, 2012
5:48 pm

On the fourth strike, Rossy made ‘em pay….

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:49 pm

2 outs…..

Calm down, kid.

stizz

October 5th, 2012
5:49 pm

Something looking wrong with Meds, still hopeful though.

Long suffering Bravo Fan

October 5th, 2012
5:49 pm

Go Bravos! Get it done!

ncgary

October 5th, 2012
5:49 pm

simmons sure has good range

P-Town Brave ©

October 5th, 2012
5:49 pm

Ahh Jesus H Christ….

Now Stark is giving them something to b*tch and whine about if they lose….

Cmon….the umpire gave it to him so its valid

ER Steve

October 5th, 2012
5:49 pm

This is such a game of inches. Ross almost pops out in foul territory, then he strikes out but gets a timeout call. Unbelievable game this is

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:50 pm

He’s way jacked up……settle down.

Venice Jim

October 5th, 2012
5:50 pm

Good inning, Kris!!!

chipontheroad

October 5th, 2012
5:50 pm

MiaBchBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
5:50 pm

THAT WAS A QUICKIE!!! :-)

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:51 pm

Yes sir! Score some more now.

N Nine

October 5th, 2012
5:51 pm

We’re in good hands with Meds!!

FEAR

October 5th, 2012
5:51 pm

Fredo

October 5th, 2012
5:51 pm

“Medlen’s control not as sharp as normal, which means it is slightly less than stellar!”

he might not look it but I bet every time he opens his mouth some of the overflow butterflies make a break for it

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
5:51 pm

Jeff Schultz ‏@JeffSchultzAJC
For what it’s worth: Medlen (with 2-0 lead) has allowed more than 2 runs only once all season (3 runs, ND in a 4-3 win over Marlins).

I feel quite good. We scored first, and between us, the team that scores first always won. I believe we’ve lost just 10 times when leading after 3. Keep it up!

count_schemula

October 5th, 2012
5:51 pm

That TO looked late. We’ll see it again in highlights, but I saw the pitcher pitched and the batter swung, that’s how late it was. You hardly ever see that.

brian

October 5th, 2012
5:51 pm

One inning at a time

David O'Brien

October 5th, 2012
5:51 pm

Medlen has thrown 40 pitches (24 strikes)

P-Town Brave ©

October 5th, 2012
5:52 pm

Yes sir…thats my boy Meds!

Top of the order….cmon now boys….lets help out the bottom half and put up another crooked number!

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:52 pm

Simmons is worth a run a game…..

Lee in S GA

October 5th, 2012
5:52 pm

1..2…3 yeah Meds got issues….he is a winner

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
5:52 pm

MLB ‏@MLB
If you thought it was wrong to start David Ross in the #WildCard game, you don’t anymore: http://atmlb.com/Q21d4u #postseason

:D

Lance

October 5th, 2012
5:53 pm

Meds will keep dealing. Now the bats have to stay awake and pile on the runs

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:53 pm

I’ll take a straight number too…

MIdtown

October 5th, 2012
5:53 pm

Loved McCann’s reaction to Ross’ homer.

P-Town Brave ©

October 5th, 2012
5:53 pm

TOBF-

65-10 buddy…..65-10 :-)

MiaBchBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
5:53 pm

Remember, folks, pitchers now are taught to excecute the pitch during a called timeout in order to avoid injury. The Cards won’t cry about it; Lohse just followed through instead of suddenly stopping and possibly injuring himself. Headsy gambit by ROSS THE BOSS!!!

Long suffering Bravo Fan

October 5th, 2012
5:54 pm

Negative Nellies, please root for the team or shut up! Please!

Hammer the Homer

October 5th, 2012
5:54 pm

need 2 more like the last one………………………..

chipontheroad

October 5th, 2012
5:54 pm

Mikeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey!!!

Yogi Berra

October 5th, 2012
5:54 pm

Thats the All-Star Bourn…

bravofan

October 5th, 2012
5:54 pm

Ross’s HR came in only his 5th postseason plate appearance. He was 0-3 with a walk before that.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
5:55 pm

Our best 8 right now means starting Ross… at least it appears so right now.

And Bourn gets a hit. Wonder if we hit and run or at least attempt a steal… wouldn’t be against it.

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:55 pm

Attaboy bourn!

Waffle House or Bust

October 5th, 2012
5:55 pm

Am I really watching this game with no volume? YES!

Chop (to the playoffs)

October 5th, 2012
5:55 pm

Way to go Bourny the disrupter.

Yogi Berra

October 5th, 2012
5:55 pm

What did ya’ll expect Mac to do..damn

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
5:55 pm

With Melina behind the plate, don’t expect Bourn to try to steal. Hit and run with Prado is a possibility.

I dropped my fried twinkie

October 5th, 2012
5:55 pm

I hear conspireosy theories coming from Mizzou already

Growler

October 5th, 2012
5:56 pm

So if the Braves end up winning, will this game be dubbed “The Immaculate Time Out”?

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:56 pm

Bunting…..sigh

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
5:57 pm

Jayson Stark ‏@jaysonst
David Ross 4 HR in last 51 AB, Brian McCann 4 HR in last 160 AB. #forwhat itsworth

Hello?

Bat Masterson

October 5th, 2012
5:57 pm

Now Stark is giving them something to b*tch and whine about if they lose….

Stark? I’ve had three Braves fans text me already the the Cards got screwed on that one.

P-Town Brave ©

October 5th, 2012
5:57 pm

Doesn’t really matter how you look at it Count….

Kellogg gave Rossy the time…..

He’s the only guy in the park who matters

Veer

October 5th, 2012
5:57 pm

PRado should been bunting all the way. getting runner to 2nd was huge.

count_schemula

October 5th, 2012
5:57 pm

No need for something extra here Prado, calm down…

P-Town Brave ©

October 5th, 2012
5:58 pm

TOBF-

Why did I feel like I heard you in Herm Edwards voice delivering that last line….

HELLO :lol:

Braveone

October 5th, 2012
5:58 pm

From the previous blog which had 3,115 comments, TheOnlyBravesFan led the way with 230 posts. There were 206 different poster names. Here are the Top 25:

Rank Poster Frequency

1 TheOnlyBravesFan 230
2 P-Town Brave © 178
3 usnavyvolfaninva 160
4 phil 149
5 DS1 124
6 Efrim 106
7 MFin04 104
8 nolie 93
9 Brian from SC 77
10 Tomahawkin (LCS or BUST) 68
11 ncscoots 64
12 Venice Jim 63
13 Mixxo 62
14 Murph 58
15 George_George 54
16 Mitchell 52
17 cabravesfan 50
18 Brava 49
19 Bat Masterson 47
20 UKUGA 47
21 Lew 44
22 David O’Brien 43
23 Veer 43
24 Shaun 40
25 raleighbravefan 40

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
5:58 pm

Man, Lohse pulled a string on Prado and fooled him on a changeup with two strikes!

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:58 pm

Boooooooooo!

ncbravesfan90

October 5th, 2012
5:58 pm

Lohse carved up Prado there, looked bad.

Chop (to the playoffs)

October 5th, 2012
5:59 pm

Let’s go Chippa!!

P-Town Brave ©

October 5th, 2012
5:59 pm

What happened to guys doing what is in their game and needed to help the team?!

I don’t get on Martin much but 2-0 lead he should have been bunting on 2-1 there

phil

October 5th, 2012
5:59 pm

Send the runner!!

Miami Dave

October 5th, 2012
5:59 pm

C’mon Chipper!

Yogi Berra

October 5th, 2012
5:59 pm

Ump down right field line holding hand over eyes to block sun

playmeortrademe

October 5th, 2012
5:59 pm

terrible execution by Prado and/or call by the bench. Just bunt him over and get two chances to make it 3-0.

P-Town Brave ©

October 5th, 2012
6:00 pm

Am I missing the part where JHey is trying to be the worst postseason hitter of all time…

FIRST pitch….REALLY Jason…REALLY?!

Rick C

October 5th, 2012
6:00 pm

I don’t like seeing our best hitter (Prado) bunt except in very certain situations.

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
6:00 pm

Shadows at the bast of right field. The right fielder is the only remaining player on the field affected by the sun/shadows now.

Lakewood

October 5th, 2012
6:01 pm

Nice AB’s there by 2-3-4. What are you doing?

ncbravesfan90

October 5th, 2012
6:01 pm

Your fastest player should not still be at first after a leadoff single, I don’t care who’s catching.

P-Town Brave ©

October 5th, 2012
6:01 pm

Time to drive like a crazy person home to catch the rest of this game….

Adios guys and gals….

LETS GO BRAVES!!

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:01 pm

No magic for chipper so far!

M.V.P.Heyward

October 5th, 2012
6:01 pm

Ok, typical braves’ Awfense.

Go! Med Dog!

Chop (to the playoffs)

October 5th, 2012
6:01 pm

Man, I hate to waste a lead off hit with Bourn, but come on Meds let’s get another 1,2,3.

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
6:01 pm

make that “base of right field fence!’

MiaBchBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:01 pm

THAT’S OK!!! PLENTY OF CHANCES TODAY FOR THE REST OF THE BOYS TO JOIN THE MEDS & ROSS FREIGHT TRAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JesusHChristo

October 5th, 2012
6:01 pm

Is that Rich McKay sitting in camera view behind Bravos on-deck circle?

P-Town Brave ©

October 5th, 2012
6:01 pm

Lakewood-

Making the bottom of order look good….

Yeah….pretty bad for 2/3/4…..gotta get it together!

Alright….now I’m out!

GO BRAVES!!

Dum-Bass

October 5th, 2012
6:01 pm

Some of you “FG Lovers” are a little pathetic giving him so much credit for starting Ross. That was a no-brainer. He didn’t have much choice really with all things considered. Good grief! If he was such a “managerial wizard” the Braves would have won the title, and not be just playing in the wildcard game.

Veer

October 5th, 2012
6:02 pm

Wasted oppurtunity there with a lead off single by Bourn. Prado should been bunting all the way. Heyward and Chipper needed to have better at bats.

same ole Prado

October 5th, 2012
6:02 pm

Prado strikes out, and the pitcher threw one strike. Two balls 6 inch’s off the plate, swing and miss. What a joke.

JesusHChristo

October 5th, 2012
6:03 pm

Hi, My name is Dum-Bass and I’m just that…

You are a dum bass

October 5th, 2012
6:04 pm

@Dum-Bass
‘Some of you “FG Lovers” are a little pathetic giving him so much credit for starting Ross. That was a no-brainer. He didn’t have much choice really with all things considered.’

Yeah. Sitting an all star is a no brainer. That is why you are a dumb asz.

playmeortrademe

October 5th, 2012
6:04 pm

Hope the Braves don’t regret wasting a leadoff single. Meds is looking sharp though.

manolo

October 5th, 2012
6:04 pm

Agree w ncbrave, you need to put pressure now that you are ahead.Poor execution there. cards would have run for sure at some point.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:04 pm

Dum-Bass: It was a no-brainer to some of us (myself included), but quite a few believed that he would go with his “starting” catcher since he is the best option… Basically said that if BMac could get out of bed,he’d start. No reason to believe otherwise.

I don’t mind being right.

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:04 pm

Ok, medlen, get with it….

Jaded

October 5th, 2012
6:04 pm

Dum-bass, you can say it was a no-brainer, but I can almost guarantee you Cox would have played McCann. I think most managers would have. It’s gutsy to go with your backup in a game like this, even if the starter has had a down year.

No Way

October 5th, 2012
6:05 pm

Rick C

October 5th, 2012
6:00 pm

I don’t like seeing our best hitter (Prado) bunt except in very certain situations.

The best hitter? ROTFLMAO. He struck out and the pitcher threw one strike. Please…….

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:05 pm

Falling behind hitters….gonna bite eventually.

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
6:06 pm

Carlos Beltran is dialed in at the plate also! One hit and a theft job of a homer by Heyward. Need to keep that in mind as the game progresses. Might have to choose to pitch around him in an RBI situation if necessary.

Yogi Berra

October 5th, 2012
6:06 pm

Venice Jim

October 5th, 2012
6:06 pm

Kris

October 5th, 2012
6:06 pm

Chipper? What the hell was that? The curse of Conrad?

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:06 pm

Dammit! Good pickup by chipper, bad throw. Darn.

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
6:06 pm

Damn! Chipper turns a sure-fire DP into an error on the throw! That stinks!

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:07 pm

Dammit, Chipper!!

Not nervous, eh? Go sit down if you don’t care.

stizz

October 5th, 2012
6:07 pm

Man oh man Chipper has just seemed out of it these past few weeks.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:07 pm

That throw wasn’t close… come on Meds, shut ‘em down.

Lance

October 5th, 2012
6:07 pm

Relax Chipper….you are still the man.

playmeortrademe

October 5th, 2012
6:07 pm

Yikes…..and that’s why you don’t waste an opportunity for a run.

Jaded

October 5th, 2012
6:07 pm

Nothing is ever easy for the Braves in October.

JC Brave

October 5th, 2012
6:08 pm

Great work by Chipper Jones!

stizz

October 5th, 2012
6:08 pm

Starting to really worry about Meds, he’s really falling behind guys

ijonathan

October 5th, 2012
6:08 pm

.400 with RISP the entire season, eh? He’d fit right in on the Braves. :-)

jed

October 5th, 2012
6:08 pm

ouch. damn chipper…hope kris can minimize damage

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:08 pm

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
6:08 pm

Jeff Kellogg is giving a pitcher-friendly strike zone. Hope Medlen can get the K with it! But, he’s really struggling with his control now! He might be showing some nerves here!

Fredo

October 5th, 2012
6:09 pm

if it means them getting a run, I’ll take a double play now

Waffle House or Bust

October 5th, 2012
6:09 pm

Thanks Chipper.

ncbravesfan90

October 5th, 2012
6:09 pm

Can’t give a lineup like this chances, we don’t know what a lineup like this is.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:09 pm

That sucks. Missed opportunity with Bourn hurts. Craig strikes.

Yogi Berra

October 5th, 2012
6:09 pm

See what happens when u f up

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
6:09 pm

No one out and Chipper’s error really affected Medlen. This would be a brutal blow to Chipper if the floodgates open!

stizz

October 5th, 2012
6:09 pm

Chipper may just have screwed himself.

Lance

October 5th, 2012
6:09 pm

Don’t start with the nay-sayers!!! Stay positive and trust in Medlen and our defense.

bravofan

October 5th, 2012
6:09 pm

yikes how about a mound visit

Chop (to the playoffs)

October 5th, 2012
6:10 pm

Meds pitching a little high today

playmeortrademe

October 5th, 2012
6:10 pm

Uh, pitching coach anyone? Catcher visit?

Veer

October 5th, 2012
6:10 pm

CHIPPER SHOULD HAVE RETIRED IN GAME 162. WE ARE OUT NOW BECAUSE O F HIM

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:10 pm

Yep…..

Meds picks a great day to stink.

GoBraves

October 5th, 2012
6:10 pm

Well, that error may unfortunately haunt the Braves badly.

kerryb

October 5th, 2012
6:10 pm

Thanks Chipper. Your probably going to screw the team over in your last game.

Yogi Berra

October 5th, 2012
6:11 pm

Kris lot of balls

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:11 pm

That’s on Chipper there… darn.

Frumpy

October 5th, 2012
6:11 pm

braves best fielding % in the NL and a stupid error from chipper totally changes this game.

stizz

October 5th, 2012
6:11 pm

Braves:2
Cardinals (Chipper): 2

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:11 pm

ijonathan

October 5th, 2012
6:11 pm

Cards 2, Chipper 2

ncbravesfan90

October 5th, 2012
6:11 pm

How big does Bourn being left at first look now? Hurts badly

Lakewood

October 5th, 2012
6:11 pm

Come on Chipper. I am trying not to get furious, but that fudge is a season changer

Waffle House or Bust

October 5th, 2012
6:11 pm

Would Michael Jordan make a good like that in a crucial game?

Would Derek Jeter make that throw?

This is why although great, Chipper is not a champion.

Murph

October 5th, 2012
6:11 pm

Juan Francisco would have… no, nevermind, he probably wouldn’t have.

watching these chokers for 15 years.

October 5th, 2012
6:11 pm

Kiss this one good bye. Med is not sharp. Heyward pulls back a home run. Chipper is just being chipper. Prado can’t move the runner over then misplays the ball in left. He should have caught that ball. But it doesn’t matter. Cards will chip away, and the braves will do nothing.

ijonathan

October 5th, 2012
6:11 pm

oops, meant…

Braves 2, Chipper 2

TBbravesfan.

October 5th, 2012
6:12 pm

here go the lead

Lance

October 5th, 2012
6:12 pm

Totally agree with visit to the mound.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:12 pm

Dangit. 3 runs in an inning. Medlen had only done that once before

faninva

October 5th, 2012
6:12 pm

nothing good ever happens when you give a team 5 outs.

God Made an Error

October 5th, 2012
6:12 pm

JC Brave

October 5th, 2012
6:12 pm

njbraves

October 5th, 2012
6:12 pm

Chop (to the playoffs)

October 5th, 2012
6:12 pm

Damn that was a big error…

Waffle House or Bust

October 5th, 2012
6:12 pm

Think he cares? He has hunting and hookers waiting.

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
6:12 pm

Chipper’s awful throwing error yeilded three runs! That’s tough, but it’s the truth! He needs to redeem himself for that gaff!

Frumpy

October 5th, 2012
6:12 pm

should be a zero inning and they score 3. chipper owes us BIG time!!!

REMLEY

October 5th, 2012
6:13 pm

Cardinels are cashing in on the error

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:13 pm

Goodbye lead…..goodbye season.

Pissed off at Not nervous, doesn’t care Chipper.

stizz

October 5th, 2012
6:13 pm

Great job Chipper. One of the reasons we got here, and the reason we exit.

MiaBchBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:13 pm

All that means is that Chipper will make the Curds pay when it matters most!!!

Kevin Chop

October 5th, 2012
6:13 pm

Give it away in 2012…lol…some things never change

Jaded

October 5th, 2012
6:13 pm

I’d say unbelievable, but actually a meltdown inning like this is pretty standard for the Braves in October.

We’ll see if the bats have any fight.

ChattTownBrian

October 5th, 2012
6:13 pm

Wow Chipper. Not surprised though. It’s a cruel game and I was waiting for something weird to happen in this one gme stupid ass thing going on.

kerryb

October 5th, 2012
6:13 pm

With this anemic offense this game is over.

Tampa Gator

October 5th, 2012
6:13 pm

Veer…..

Yeah…..Medlen really sticks……horrible error on that double play ball….all his fault. Really stupid post….but typical of so many Braves “fans”

brian

October 5th, 2012
6:13 pm

Braves need an answer here. We cannot go 1-2-3

Fredo

October 5th, 2012
6:13 pm

well, until they can turn this around … Chipper’s last day as a Braves is down to 18 outs

Cracker

October 5th, 2012
6:13 pm

Time to pick Chipper up.

Veer

October 5th, 2012
6:13 pm

CHIPPER JONES PATHETIC. CANT HIT. AND COST US 3 RUNS. AND OUR SEASON.

SICK OF IT MAN.
THANK GOD WE WONT SEE HIM NEXT YEAR.

Trader Jack

October 5th, 2012
6:13 pm

Damn the Cards can hit with RISP

God Made an Error

October 5th, 2012
6:13 pm

” Medlen had only done that once before”

Medlen? WTF you talking about?

Matt

October 5th, 2012
6:13 pm

God, I feel sick……….

JC Brave

October 5th, 2012
6:13 pm

What a great way to possibly end a career.

kerryb

October 5th, 2012
6:14 pm

Chipper leaving town as the goat. Bye.

njbraves

October 5th, 2012
6:14 pm

Game is far from over…relax people.

Jerry

October 5th, 2012
6:14 pm

That should be all the Cards need to win this game. Thanks Chipper for the error and thanks Bourn for not getting a good running jump on that fly ball. Catching it flatfooted guarantees that you won’t make a good throw to the plate.

ijonathan

October 5th, 2012
6:14 pm

That’s how you hit with RISP.

watching these chokers for 15 years.

October 5th, 2012
6:14 pm

Funny to read all of those on here saying Med was ’sharp’ today. he is all over the place. Nerves. Too much pressure because he knows there will be no run support. Then Chipper does his thing, which is to not deliver in big games, and the season is over.

Waffle House or Bust

October 5th, 2012
6:14 pm

How does Meds stink? That was on Chipper. How do you show up to this game and not be 100% mentally ready in the field? Dang Larry.

David O'Brien

October 5th, 2012
6:14 pm

Two of three runs on Medlen are unearned. But if Chipper makes the throw, it looked like it’d be a double play, to me.

sid

October 5th, 2012
6:14 pm

guess the Chipper love fest is over?

Venice Jim

October 5th, 2012
6:14 pm

Good to see the wisdom of Waffles for Brains gracing us with his special brand of hatred and cranial ineptitude…

ncbravesfan90

October 5th, 2012
6:14 pm

The visiting team is what a true offense looks like….must be nice.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:14 pm

3 runs in a start. And today, only 1 run is earned. Come on guys.

Al

October 5th, 2012
6:14 pm

Differen feel? LOL Sure seems like the same braves to me.
How ironic it will be that chipper is the reason for his final game as a brave and typical playoff loss.

Dum-Bass

October 5th, 2012
6:14 pm

Only way CJ can make up for that is hit one out next time up. Otherwise, he owns the horse collar.

Tampa Gator

October 5th, 2012
6:15 pm

Georgia fans give up in the first half….and Braves fan give up all the time. Thankfully, the Georgia players and the Braves players do not give up. Just a tough inning for Medlen. Go get ‘em Braves.

Lance

October 5th, 2012
6:15 pm

Come one folks…..the Braves have what it takes to come back and win it. Errors happen – it’s how the team picks themselves up and makes up for and avenges the errors that matters. Chipper and the Braves have the ability and talent to make them pay. Go Braves

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:15 pm

That doesn’t happen if Mac plays…..

Murph

October 5th, 2012
6:15 pm

I can’t believe that the last memory Chipper will leave us with is a horrible throw… he’ll redeem himself.

Kevin Chop

October 5th, 2012
6:15 pm

This is why Braves fans are the way they are. How often does Chipper do that??

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
6:15 pm

It’s not over yet. Medlen is still pitching well and Lohse looks hittable. If not for the error, it would still be 2-0. I know there are nightmares of the errors that cost the braves against the Giants, but Chipper won’t do that again.

njbraves

October 5th, 2012
6:15 pm

Veer…you’re such a drama queen..shut up already.

watching these chokers for 15 years.

October 5th, 2012
6:15 pm

Meds pitchs are up in the strike zone. Game over.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:15 pm

We gave them an inch and they kicked the whole door down. Need to get ‘em back right here.

BravesFan79

October 5th, 2012
6:16 pm

Braves score 2 runs in the 7th or 8th and Braves win!

Brave4life-1995 All over again

October 5th, 2012
6:16 pm

Braves need to win this or this would be a terrible way to go out CHipper

manolo

October 5th, 2012
6:16 pm

You cant blame any of that on Medlen. he should have been out of the inning on zero. the Molina at bat was a great example of things we dont do.

Braves = choke.

October 5th, 2012
6:16 pm

Look Its October and the Braves are choking.

Yogi Berra

October 5th, 2012
6:16 pm

I’ve been a Braves fan since 66…Its getting harder every year to continue.
But we’ll get’um

njbraves

October 5th, 2012
6:16 pm

Bad error for Chipper, but Meds wasn’t sharp that inning.

Thanks Chipper!!

October 5th, 2012
6:16 pm

Good Grief!!

Now it’s back to the same old braves

BRAVESFAN1

October 5th, 2012
6:16 pm

Chipper Jones has looked clueless t the plate so far and that error will coast the Braves the game and the season. How IRONICthe game being ost by a guy who is retiring after this game.

Venice Jim

October 5th, 2012
6:16 pm

Nice start, FF!!!

MIdtown

October 5th, 2012
6:16 pm

We were lucky to escape that inning with only three runs. That had a blowout written all over it.

kerryb

October 5th, 2012
6:16 pm

njbraves
October 5th, 2012
6:14 pm

Game is far from over…relax people.

________________________________________________________

Obviously you haven’t watch Braves baseball the last week.

Veer

October 5th, 2012
6:16 pm

CHIPPER SHOULD GET STANDING OVATION AT THE END OF GAME FOR COSTING US THE GAME

Fols

October 5th, 2012
6:16 pm

Braves 2 Chipper 2 Cards 1

Jesus…didn’t expect Chip to pull an Escobar mental fart!

jed

October 5th, 2012
6:16 pm

yeah i aint blaming meds for that. let’s go!

Chop (to the playoffs)

October 5th, 2012
6:16 pm

Let’s not waste this lead off hitter please.

ijonathan

October 5th, 2012
6:16 pm

let’s see…how many ways can we waste this runner?

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:17 pm

Murph

October 5th, 2012
6:17 pm

Heart of the Braves order (Uggla, Ross) coming up!

Jerry

October 5th, 2012
6:17 pm

Chipper has a great career and will leave town with everyone remembering how he gave away his last post season game.

Tampa Gator

October 5th, 2012
6:17 pm

Chipper said he was not nervous before the game……but maybe he got nervous when the game started. Chipper makes that play 999 times out of 1000 times. I hope the Braves do not lose on that play…..it would be a terrible way for him to go out after a hall of fame career. Go Braves.

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ray k

October 5th, 2012
6:17 pm

Lord please don’t let that Chipper error be the thing we have to think about throughout the off season. Don’t let this happen to us fans.

watching these chokers for 15 years.

October 5th, 2012
6:17 pm

Waffle House or Bust

October 5th, 2012
6:14 pm

How does Meds stink? That was on Chipper. How do you show up to this game and not be 100% mentally ready in the field? Dang Larry.

It’s called choking. In all of the post season games, what has Chipper done. I think he had one decent game against a sad Cubs team. The rest have been horrible.

Miami Dave

October 5th, 2012
6:17 pm

@phil-get a life! One earned run on 2 hits. Not all his fault!

Lexbrave

October 5th, 2012
6:17 pm

Sad irony that it is Chipper who made the play that likely ended his last postseason.

Lance

October 5th, 2012
6:17 pm

And we come back with a hit.

brian

October 5th, 2012
6:17 pm

Make lohse work

brian

October 5th, 2012
6:18 pm

Come on blue- where has that call been for Medlen

Tampa Gator

October 5th, 2012
6:18 pm

Veer….

You are an idiot…..jezzzzzz. You are talking about a hall of fame player that you can’t even carry a jock strap for…

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
6:19 pm

Lay off of Chipper guys. If not for him, we aren’t playing this game. He’s human. But he still has a lot to give in this game.

BRAVESFAN1

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

All that money for Uggla and 19 homers less than 250 BA and less than 80 RBI. This guy better have a MVP season net year!

Braves = choke.

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

Let’s go ROSS!!!

ER Steve

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

Ross I love you. . .

Hugo Z Hackenbush

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

Well, I’ve seen it all now.

Rey

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

Shouldn’t bunt w/ your sluggers… :roll:

Venice Jim

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

Rossyyy!!! Again!!! (sort of)…

Murph

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

Attaboy ross!!

BFChris28

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

Rossy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

David Ross with a bunt single advancing Freeman to third! At the corners with one out! WOW!!!!!

Waffle House or Bust

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

ROSS!!!!! Everyday I’m hustling!!!

brian

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

Great job by Ross.

Uggla’s out is as good as a sac bunt

bravofan

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

there is your surprise ross bunt

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

You think McCann could do that? WOW!

Venice Jim

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

SIMBA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

brian

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

Just no double play here

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

Bunting again!!!! YES! Love it! But bunting is so wrong….

BFChris28

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ijonathan

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

okay…they never call that…do they??

Hugo Z Hackenbush

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

Venice Jim

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BravesFan79

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

1 good error deserves another! Go Braves!

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

Oh BS!!! Ump called runner’s interference and that was wrong! Simmons was not inside the line!

Murph

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

WHAT THE F***???

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

Crap….why another bunt?

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

doesn’t count? dammit

MIdtown

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

Simmons is our Lemke!

ray k

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

WHY THE HELL IS HE BUNTING?

BFChris28

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

ncbravesfan90

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

8th place hitter bunting??? WHAT is going on?

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

thanks Simba…

stizz

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

Stupid, stupid, stupid by Andrelton. Cannot bunt there.

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

Idiot simmons……wow

Jaded

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

Everything about that typifies the Braves in the playoffs.

Fols

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

Bunt with a pitcher next.,..this has to be a Braves joke?

playmeortrademe

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

bad fundamental baseball strikes again. Just run down the line, man. Who the hell calls a bunt that wasn’t a squeeze. THIS IS WHY WE LOSE!!!!

Lance

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

Great for Ross….can’t believe the interference

Tampa Gator

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

I hope Simmons did not get a bunt sign on that one……made no sense there

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

OK, on second look, he was in the grass. When I saw him last he was not, but then he took a deliberate move to his left and made it an easy call against him!

brian

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

What a waste with Kris up next. Second time he has done that his year

njbraves

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

Why the hell was he bunting there??? Beyond dumb.

JC Brave

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

The old man’s butt has been saved.. for now…

Kevin Chop

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

We are screwing up bad

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

Wow. We just blew a huge chance!

Fols

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

This is why we have ONE title and all those great seasons….what a fart!

Growler

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

Wow two big blunders by the Braves already. Not the game for it………

GoBraves

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

Simmons is young, but that bunt was absolutely uncalled for IMO.

BravesFan79

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

Awful call, why in the world was he bunting before the pitchers spot??

stizz

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

I’d pinch hit For Meds here. Gotta give yourself the best chance to win.

ray k

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

With the pitcher on deck, and Freeman at 3rd with no squeeze on, his bunting makes absolutely zero sense. ZERO.

Jerry

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

This is the first time I’ve said this and hopefully it’ll be the last, but Simmons, you are a friggin dumbass!

ncbravesfan90

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

Just doesn’t look like our game today.. Is it Monday?

jed

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

what are we doing???

Lance

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

How about keeping comments about baseball and not personal jabs

Frumpy

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

go from being really excited to pissed of with simmons. rookie mistake. waste of an inning

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

Nah, no joke….

Self destruct mode in full swing now.

Grego

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

This is a joke wright ?

BRAVESFAN1

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

He was buting and running in the grass because…………… If that wasnt a sacrifice, whywa he bunting with the pitcher up next???? WTF! That was a stupid play!

Justin Case

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

sitting here for hours with two bottles in front of me. One bubbly and one rotgut. Looks like the rotgut is gonna be the one. :(

faninva

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

wow. boneheaded play by Simmons. giving this one away.

BFChris28

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

Simmons messed up, but it’s still on Chipper right now.

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

Looks like Simmons just got a talking to by Gonzalez

Brave4life-1995 All over again

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

Sloppiest game, wtf is it just the playoffs?

Deja vu anyone?

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

I’ve heard this song before.

Fredo

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

just like Chipper’s error, Simba’s stupid (stupid x 100) bunt is another play magnified by this elimination game

JC Brave

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

Oh no, wait.

It was a Gameday mistake.

The old man’s butt is still in the doghouse.

smallmouth6

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

I almost don’t believe I just saw a major league player bunt with a runner in scoring position and the pitcher up next.

ncbravesfan90

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

Let’s be honest, if Cards have 1st and 3rd with 1 out they will score. Why can’t we?

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

Simmons was not ordered to bunt else Freeman either missed a sign (which I doubt) or would have been prepared to dash for home when it got down (which he did not). So, I think the rookie made that choice all on his own and it was a bad one with Medlen behind him in the order.

Big missed opportunity there!

Tampa Gator

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

Experience in the playoffs matter…..and St. Louis looks like the more experienced team today….executing all over the place. Hope this turns around for the Braves. Go shut them down, Meds.

LAG

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

Good to see you, Jerry. I agree, I don’t know what Simmons was thinking there at all.

He won’t do it again, I guarantee.

David O'Brien

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

Strange and tough inning for Braves, Simmons didn’t have to go inside baseline, run would’ve scored on play even if he were thrown out….

Nevermind that. Just saw replay again, saw Freeman wasn’t running — and wouldn’t have scored if had broke for home at that point.

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

The call was easy……simmons is a damn fool.

kerryb

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

Got the lead off hitter on base the last 2 innings and nothing. I’m done. Not wasting my life watching this crap. Horrible hitting teams go no where in the playoffs.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

Simmons was inside the line… sigh. We had RISP and blew it.

Observer of fiasco

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

What a sickening fiasco. What was Freeman doing? Why not try to score with the pitcher up next. Just a complete joke.

Murph

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

Whose job is it to get the team ready to play?

playmeortrademe

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

Braves playoff baseball at it’s finest. Does anyone wonder why braves fans don’t show in the regular season? What should be a 4-0 Braves lead if basic fundamental baseball was played, is instead a 3-2 cardinals lead.

Go Braves!!!

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

Cardinals play sissy small ball.

ray k

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

The Braves favorite movie is Castaway.
They are all about being stranded.

ChattTownBrian

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

Stars are aligning for the Cards. Really hate the one game.

Cracker

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

DOB, you do a great job, but I’m outta here. The negative, even mean spirited people who are attracted to places like this aren’t worth another blip on my screen.

ijonathan

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

DOB, you may want to adjust your blog title and delete the “with a different feel” part.

This feels awfully familiar.

brandon

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

Chipper and Simmons wow they have cost this team dearly and Simmons just had to get a fly ball wow he must not know baseball this is just embarrassing.

Lexbrave

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

At least the braves made it to the post season this year before collapsing. That’s progress right?

Braves = Choke.

October 5th, 2012
6:26 pm

I believe in the playoff curse now.

Waffle House or Bust

October 5th, 2012
6:26 pm

Bobby Cox is at the game so you know Braves are going to lose.

One Big Dummy

October 5th, 2012
6:26 pm

That’s not the first time Simmons has made that stupid sacrifice-less non-productive bunt. Do you think Fredi or the other coaches told him not to do that anymore? Guess not…

We Will Get Fooled

October 5th, 2012
6:26 pm

The playoffs start and the Braves completely lose their cool. The players change, but the story remains the same year after agonizing year.

Observer of fiasco

October 5th, 2012
6:26 pm

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

“Big missed opportunity there!”

Braves marketing slogan for next year.

Veer

October 5th, 2012
6:26 pm

How can Simmons be so stupid? I mean bunting with runner on 3rd? pitcher next? Fly ball or ground out gets the run in???? Game should been tied. Simmons just made a wrong decision. He is not a smart player

ray k

October 5th, 2012
6:26 pm

DOB, “run would have scored”

But wasn’t Freeman just standing on 3rd, or did he run on contact?

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:26 pm

That’s why he was a damn fool, aside from the bunt. DON’T RUN OUTSIDE THE LINES PUT THERE JUST FOR THAT REASON!!

A kid, my foot…..

Glord1

October 5th, 2012
6:26 pm

Simmons bunt was one of the dumbest plays I have ever seen.

Waffle House or Bust

October 5th, 2012
6:27 pm

Braves = Choke. – I take it you did not watch the Braves during the 90’s?

Steve

October 5th, 2012
6:27 pm

I am trying to stay positive but…damn they make it hard!

MIdtown

October 5th, 2012
6:27 pm

Bunt was not so bad … would have been as good as a sac fly. But he was running wayyyyy inside the fair territory. Good grief.

ijonathan

October 5th, 2012
6:27 pm

DOB, was Freddie running on that bunt? Safety squeeze? Announcers didn’t seem to mention it.

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
6:27 pm

This is why this new system is stupid. The Braves are a better team over 162 games finishing 6 games over the Cards, but crazy stuff can happen in a one game playoff.
…Frustrating

Observer of fiasco

October 5th, 2012
6:27 pm

One Big Dummy

October 5th, 2012
6:26 pm

That’s not the first time Simmons has made that stupid sacrifice-less non-productive bunt. Do you think Fredi or the other coaches told him not to do that anymore? Guess not…

Not a bad play to bunt. It was a bad play to run inside the line. No way he gets doubled up. So its as good as a sac fly.

playmeortrademe

October 5th, 2012
6:27 pm

FREDI CALLED IT!!!! WHAT AN IDIOT!

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:27 pm

Fredi said he called that…. safety squeeze

ijonathan

October 5th, 2012
6:27 pm

Just confirmed on TV a safety squeeze

Lance

October 5th, 2012
6:27 pm

Some vindication for Simmons — a sacrifice called by Fredi. Now…lets forget errors and focus on roaring back.

Deja vu anyone?

October 5th, 2012
6:27 pm

So is Fredi protecting Simmons or is he just stupid?

Yogi Berra

October 5th, 2012
6:27 pm

Thats not nice Phil

jed

October 5th, 2012
6:28 pm

so freeman didnt run??? jeezuss man…alright…deep breaths…

LAG

October 5th, 2012
6:28 pm

So it WAS a safety squeeze.

ChattTownBrian

October 5th, 2012
6:28 pm

Fredi called that squeeze? Why? Over managing again.

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
6:28 pm

Fredi just told the announcers he put down a safety squeez! So, apologies to Simmons and sorry, but Fredi pulled a rock on that call!

Jeff R

October 5th, 2012
6:28 pm

Sloppy… Chipper and Simmons.

bravofan

October 5th, 2012
6:28 pm

Fredi called the play tv crew said

njbraves

October 5th, 2012
6:28 pm

Safety squeeze called for by FG…unreal how bad of a decision that is.

ray k

October 5th, 2012
6:28 pm

So now we know what happened… Fredi put the squeeze on.

With Freeman at 3rd?

Nice call Fred.

Frumpy

October 5th, 2012
6:28 pm

Freddie just admitted its his call, stupid managing.

Braves = Choke.

October 5th, 2012
6:28 pm

I want my money back. I have already seen this movie!

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:28 pm

0-8 in decisive home games.

Numbers are that bad for reasons we’re again seeing.

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
6:28 pm

I don’t think Medlen allows anymore runs. The braves need to play smart small ball.

Kevin Chop

October 5th, 2012
6:28 pm

Fredi should be fired if they lose but they wont do it.

stizz

October 5th, 2012
6:28 pm

Oh my goodness. Fredi you dumb idiot. Why on Earth would you call that with Freddie on third?

smallmouth6

October 5th, 2012
6:28 pm

Ok, not Andrelton’s fault. Not a smart coaching call.

Waffle House or Bust

October 5th, 2012
6:28 pm

Somewhere a fat lady is warming up.

BRAVESFAN1

October 5th, 2012
6:28 pm

A safety squeeze! WTF! This guy should be fired! A safety squeeze! Why would you call that with Freeman running and your pitcher up next!

faninva

October 5th, 2012
6:28 pm

i think freddie is panicking – safety squeeze in that situation? really?

Steve

October 5th, 2012
6:29 pm

This is why when the Braves were celebrating with the champagne the day the clinched a playoff spot I was bitting my nails. One game, that’s all you got.

Matt

October 5th, 2012
6:29 pm

I’m through with baseball if that’s how Chipper goes out. My favorite player since childhood…

It would be very hard for me to watch baseball again and not think about that error.

Murph

October 5th, 2012
6:29 pm

Radio guys just announced that the Simmons play was a called safety squeeze.

So…. Thanks Fredi.

Train Wreck Bystander

October 5th, 2012
6:29 pm

Radio says that was a called safety squeeze…

Dum-Bass

October 5th, 2012
6:29 pm

The announcers are correct, the “managerial wizard” is once again showing his ineptitude. He is in over his head big time.

Jeff R

October 5th, 2012
6:29 pm

Simmons still needed to run in the base path. Pretty fundamental.

Fols

October 5th, 2012
6:29 pm

I don’t have time for simmons i’m still pissed off that chipper would sail one like that….

bitman

October 5th, 2012
6:29 pm

Ok, so it was Fredi’s dumb move. He called the safety squeeze, which obviously Freddy missed, since he never broke. Bad management, not rookie mistake.

Waffle House or Bust

October 5th, 2012
6:29 pm

Fredi once again trying to be brilliant instead of just managing the game.

nolie

October 5th, 2012
6:29 pm

rotgut looks pretty good right now……

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:29 pm

No apologies to simmons…..a base running idiot.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:30 pm

keithlaw ‏@keithlaw
#barves “@jgarrett21: Can’t wait to hear @keithlaw thoughts on that bunt”

Big Wally

October 5th, 2012
6:30 pm

Chipper say hello to Bill Buckner.

Powder Blue

October 5th, 2012
6:30 pm

NORRIS CHUCK

October 5th, 2012
6:30 pm

WELL, BACK IN THE POST SEASON, SAME RESULTS, AND THE CARDS ARE GONNA STICK IT TO THEM AGAIN ONLY THIS TIME DIRECTLY!

LAG

October 5th, 2012
6:30 pm

Good, a quick inning. Let’s get this thing rolling again.

C from Marietta

October 5th, 2012
6:30 pm

Playing not to lose equals LOSING.
Different year. Same crap in the post season.

Jerry

October 5th, 2012
6:31 pm

After rewatching that Simmons bunt, what I don’t understand is that Simmons was initially inside the line. Why the hell would he move outside of that line?

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:31 pm

Adam Wayne Jones ‏@ARSauce
I wonder if Fredi just said it was a safety squeeze to protect Andrelton?

Interesting, but I doubt it. He didn’t protect Tyler earlier this year.

Fols

October 5th, 2012
6:31 pm

So the top of the order…unless we want to sweat this out….I suggest they manufacture a run right now.

brian

October 5th, 2012
6:31 pm

Simmons is off the hook but I agree with the analysts…..bad call by Fredi.

The Blogger Formerly Known as Billy

October 5th, 2012
6:31 pm

No way he calls safety squeeze there…..my guess is taking heat off of Simmons.

TBbravesfan.

October 5th, 2012
6:31 pm

fixin to go eat out if they win ok if they lose ok. because they don’t seem to care.

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:31 pm

There are deer to shoot….

All is well.

Powder Blue

October 5th, 2012
6:31 pm

Why, Fredi, why?

Chas

October 5th, 2012
6:31 pm

A 40 year old HOF’er spits it out, costing 3 runs; then Brain-Dead Fredi calls for a safety squeeze with one out, and the pitcher on deck. Fredi is the dumbest manager in history. He was an IDIOT during the regular season. Now he’s proved it in the post season. What a dumb, dumb, dumb call.
Fredi will do whatever to piss things away. The man is a joke. Typical Fredi.

Veer

October 5th, 2012
6:32 pm

what???? gonzalez put that bunt on? WHAT THE HELL WAS GONZALEZ THINKING???
FREEMAN IS SLOW
YOU GOT PITCHER NEXT
HIGH RISK THERE.

WHAT THE F????

ray k

October 5th, 2012
6:32 pm

Cone on Braves.

BRAVESFAN1

October 5th, 2012
6:32 pm

When ilook at that play, Ithink Simmons is a complete IDIOT for what he did. Clearly he was in the grass and it looked as if he tried to get an interferrence! I still cant understand why a safety squeeze inthat situation. What would the Braves be if they actually had a good manager? Cox cost us at leat 2 more championships and now Gonzalez with a dumb ass call for a safet squeeze with a slow runner on third and the pitcher due up next!

Lance

October 5th, 2012
6:32 pm

I am in agreement with an earlier poster — it’s hard to stay and participate with such mean-spirited comments. How about focusing on the baseball and not on personal jabs at personnel? We have a game to win

Go Braves!!!

October 5th, 2012
6:32 pm

All you haters get off the blog. Go drowned yourself in your toilet.

Murph

October 5th, 2012
6:32 pm

At least I can go back to liking Simmons and not liking Fredi again.

nolie

October 5th, 2012
6:32 pm

ok, I admit it. I’m bummed!!!

Jeff R

October 5th, 2012
6:32 pm

Whatever the call, Simmons ran poorly. Error, Simmons.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:33 pm

Bad call by Fredi, but no way in hell should Simmons have been inside the line, not that far!

We Will Get Fooled Again

October 5th, 2012
6:33 pm

Time for the top of the order to produce something.

One-Eyed Mac

October 5th, 2012
6:33 pm

Not a good spot for a safety squeeze. Overmanaging by Fredi. Bad baserunning by Simmons who clearly moved onto grass for the throw. And while, it was a correct call by the umpire, I have always hated that rule.

C from Marietta

October 5th, 2012
6:33 pm

At least, I will have more time for tennis.

manolo

October 5th, 2012
6:33 pm

They just said on tv that Fredi admited ordering a safety squeeze there. Is he a moron or just Cox clone, who used to call this type of retard play on the playoffs? Good grief.

Jim

October 5th, 2012
6:33 pm

Safety squeeze with pitcher up next is stupid. Fredi the —-up did it again. If it was a suicide and Simmons ran correctly the run would have scored easily.

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:33 pm

0-8…….it is what it is

brian

October 5th, 2012
6:33 pm

Was Freddie coming home once contact was made?

Angel

October 5th, 2012
6:33 pm

BG4L, me thinks you need a new handle. How about cardsgirl4life?

No Flag Since Lemke

October 5th, 2012
6:33 pm

Took 4 1/2 innings to turn down the TV sound and turn on WCNN. Even having Joe Simpson cannot offset Ron Darling’s inane drivel.

God Made an Error

October 5th, 2012
6:33 pm

There has to be more than luck working here. It has to be a curse.

ray k

October 5th, 2012
6:34 pm

Yeah, good point. Maybe Fred is just protecting Simmons.
Either way, one of them needs a brain transplant.

ncbravesfan90

October 5th, 2012
6:34 pm

Haha we just can’t catch a break….not our game folks….

C from Marietta

October 5th, 2012
6:34 pm

Do the Braves hitters have ANY patience at all?

Powder Blue

October 5th, 2012
6:35 pm

Thinking they’re about done.

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:35 pm

Bourn’s last game for us too….

Growler

October 5th, 2012
6:35 pm

Well I’ve been tough on Fredi too, but a fair question: If the safety squeeze is executed properly, do the Braves score there? Was the bunt good enough? I’m not sure the Cards don’t try to go home on that if Freeman is running.

God Made an Error

October 5th, 2012
6:35 pm

So Bourn takes two gut pitches for strikes and swings at a pitch that wasn’t nearly as good as the two strikes and makes an out.

Gotta find another team.

thomas smith

October 5th, 2012
6:35 pm

they teach them to run inside the first base line . for the other team to make bad throws. fredi is a stupid manager.

nolie

October 5th, 2012
6:35 pm

what the hell was Freddie doing?

Veer

October 5th, 2012
6:35 pm

This is just terrible.
It just wasn’t meant to be. Chipper costs us 3 runs and then Bunt move.

Go Braves!!!

October 5th, 2012
6:35 pm

If you don’t want to cheer on the Braves against these sorry Cards, then go away.

JC Brave

October 5th, 2012
6:35 pm

“Roll over and die” mode has been activated.

Waffle House or Bust

October 5th, 2012
6:35 pm

This is Chippers last chance and he shows up like Brooks Conrad?

ray k

October 5th, 2012
6:35 pm

Brian,
That’s why the claim that it was a squeeze doesn’t make sense.

If it was, why was Freeman standing on 3rd?

Grego

October 5th, 2012
6:36 pm

I know there is still time but it smels pretty bad…

Hammer the Homer

October 5th, 2012
6:36 pm

Lets go now……………………need some runs baby ! ! !

nolie

October 5th, 2012
6:36 pm

no use getting all THAT upset, y’all know how our seasons always end……

Atlanta Choke Braves

October 5th, 2012
6:37 pm

The Braves will lose this game. It’s in their DNA to choke. Nothing new here.

Waffle House or Bust

October 5th, 2012
6:37 pm

Gone in 2013: Mac, Bourn and hopefully Fredi.

Rey

October 5th, 2012
6:37 pm

Homerun Heyward

Go Jackets

October 5th, 2012
6:37 pm

Looks like Chipper’s goof is gonna tell the tale…..good season though. No killer instinct on this team imho. Bobby Cox redoux.

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:37 pm

No run would’ve scored. 2nd and 3rd, two outs with medlen up.

Even FG isn’t that stupid. I don’t believe he called that.

We’re going quietly now. Cards will soon add to the lead.

This stinks.

Hammer the Homer

October 5th, 2012
6:37 pm

Braves gonna win this one

Waffle House or Bust

October 5th, 2012
6:37 pm

OCTOBER… This is why we flop.

Jeff R

October 5th, 2012
6:37 pm

Catch a break?

It has nothing to do with breaks. Chipper threw the ball away and Simmons ran out of the base path.

Errors.

nolie

October 5th, 2012
6:37 pm

Total bummer about Chipper going out like that though :(

manolo

October 5th, 2012
6:37 pm

Now look at our offense just die and Lohse cruise.

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
6:38 pm

Ease up on Gonzalez. Earlier we all praised his skills for putting Ross in over McCann.
If the call had worked, we would be singing his praises.
…But it didn’t.
Still more baseball to play

ray k

October 5th, 2012
6:38 pm

Heyward has been late on every pitch he swings at today.

kong

October 5th, 2012
6:38 pm

Sorry, folks…these guys are losers, just like Falcons. What team is Larry, I mean “Chipper” playing for? Maybe next year, huh guys?

Powder Blue

October 5th, 2012
6:38 pm

Our hitters aren’t very good.

George_George

October 5th, 2012
6:38 pm

We have to come back and win this thing, overwise CHIPPER will have to live with this the rest of his life , kinda like BILL BUCKNER,

ijonathan

October 5th, 2012
6:39 pm

Top of the order doing its usual top of the order magic.

Fredo

October 5th, 2012
6:39 pm

Chipper’s career is down to it’s final 12 outs

Jerry

October 5th, 2012
6:39 pm

Calling Derek Lilliquist the “greatest hitter pitcher in history” is an ignorant statement to make. How can you say that about any pitcher when Babe Ruth was a pitcher originally.

Fols

October 5th, 2012
6:39 pm

Yay the 2 run offense showed up for the playoffs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go Jackets

October 5th, 2012
6:39 pm

No contact hitters, everyone wants to play softball, just like under Cox.

We Will Get Fooled Again

October 5th, 2012
6:39 pm

Bats are going to go quietly into the offseason, just like every year since 1995.

ncbravesfan90

October 5th, 2012
6:39 pm

Let’s be honest, how many times have we seen this:

Braves 2 runs on 5 hits
Cards 3 runs on 2 hits

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:39 pm

Nolie, no way FG was THAT stupid……surely?

JJ

October 5th, 2012
6:39 pm

God did make a error_________it was you@ 6:35

kerryb

October 5th, 2012
6:39 pm

Pop up Pop up pop up pop up. The Braves offense at work.. Are we going to fire this hitting coach after the season like the last one because I don’t see too much improvement?

Lance

October 5th, 2012
6:39 pm

Since the game isn’t over yet, I will maintain that the Braves can and will come back and win. There will be more baseball in Atlanta this season!!

The Blogger Formerly Known as Billy

October 5th, 2012
6:39 pm

time to make my exit and watch the game….the loons are back on the blog to spoil a good day of baseball.

Chipper = Post Season BUST

October 5th, 2012
6:40 pm

Chipper is ready to go hunting……he’s cost us 3 runs already, leave him in there any longer and he will cost us more!

George_George

October 5th, 2012
6:40 pm

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
6:40 pm

The trolls here need to just STH up! Getting ridiculous the negativity here. You folks must be a real joy to be around in real life!

count_schemula

October 5th, 2012
6:40 pm

“How about keeping comments about baseball and not personal jabs”

newb

M.V.P.Heyward

October 5th, 2012
6:40 pm

Fredi being Fredi…Jesus.
Safety squeeze? WTH?
Simba had a HIT last time.

mjn99

October 5th, 2012
6:40 pm

I’m afraid to say, this may be the game. They look snake bit again. What a way to lose a game 3-2 on an error by the guy retiring. Can’t make this stuff up.

MIdtown

October 5th, 2012
6:41 pm

After having seen just way too many DP’s, pop-ups, and K’s with RISP, I don’t mind a squeeze there at all. Better to have tried something. Leave all on the field.

Who knew he would run a mile inside the grass?

Go Braves!!!

beanster

October 5th, 2012
6:41 pm

Go Braves!!!
October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

Cardinals play sissy small ball.
———————————————

OK, Go Braves!!! Care to compare number of pennants and championships?

BRAVESFAN1

October 5th, 2012
6:41 pm

The Braves have to hold here because they are not getting any good looks on this pitcher. It will take a miracle to score 2 runs to win the game.

stizz

October 5th, 2012
6:41 pm

Bottom line: I expect rookies to screw up. Chipper will be the reason we’re one and done if we lose.

Matt

October 5th, 2012
6:41 pm

God, please, don’t let Chipper go out like this. My confidence in baseball will be shattered.

Jerry

October 5th, 2012
6:41 pm

Fredi should remove Chipper from the game so that he can get a good start on the interstate system on his way out of town. He damn sure ain’t doing the team any favors by hanging around.

Veer

October 5th, 2012
6:41 pm

12 outs left in the season.
Chipper wasn’t nervous he knew it was his time to go. The problem is he took Braves with him.
Costly play.

Heyward and Prado arent doing anything. IF cards score a run or two more then that seals the deal.

count_schemula

October 5th, 2012
6:41 pm

It’s the 6th in a 3-2 game, it’s not game over, lol

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:41 pm

I highly doubt that it was a safety squeeze. Freddie wasn’t running. Fredi’s protecting Simba (though he didn’t protect Tyler earlier)

And when we trail after 6, our record is pretty poor. Cards do well when leading after 6. :(

Growler

October 5th, 2012
6:41 pm

An early footnote if the Braves can’t come back: the extra Wild Card team in 2012 was Bud Selig’s decision. It was going to happen no matter what in 2013 but the clubs gave Selig the option of adding it this year (that is why the Wild Card winners open the Divsion Series at home… the original 2012 sked was based on a single Wild Card winner only). Because the Orioles and Rangers finished tied, there was going to be a one-game playoff in the AL anyway this year. So the Braves are the ONE team in major league baseball impacted by Selig’s decision in a negative way (notwithstanding the Division Series scheduling and match-up changes). It would just figure, wouldn’t it?

kerryb

October 5th, 2012
6:41 pm

Lance
October 5th, 2012
6:39 pm

Since the game isn’t over yet, I will maintain that the Braves can and will come back and win. There will be more baseball in Atlanta this season!!

____________________________________________________________

You haven’t watched BRaves baseball the last week either have you? If it gets to the 7th it is over because their BP is almost as good as ours.

nolie

October 5th, 2012
6:42 pm

I think Fredi called it and Freddie missed it, but who knows

BravesFan79

October 5th, 2012
6:42 pm

Were coming back! like i said before, Braves score in 7th or 8th and take the lead.

Hot err

October 5th, 2012
6:42 pm

Wow the chipper vultures are flocking!

Norcal Brave

October 5th, 2012
6:42 pm

Not a hater. Just tired of watching the Braves bring their D game to the postseason.

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:42 pm

Negative for good reason….

Cue 0-8 in decisive home playoff games at the ted.

ray k

October 5th, 2012
6:42 pm

Come on, Braves. Don’t go out like this.

count_schemula

October 5th, 2012
6:42 pm

“God, please, don’t let Chipper go out like this. My confidence in baseball will be shattered.”

w3rd

CaptainMudd

October 5th, 2012
6:43 pm

It’s going ok guys—but I’m seeing a bit of tightness in their play last inning or two….overcome adversity everyone…..my son is out in Rightfield behind Heyward with his bride and a ton of optimism. Let’s go Bravos!

Matt

October 5th, 2012
6:43 pm

I wonder if this might make Chipper change his mind about retiring if they lose? Surely he won’t want that to be the last memory the fans have of him.

Hot err

October 5th, 2012
6:43 pm

Wouldn’t shovel dirt on ol Larry just yet.

joe

October 5th, 2012
6:43 pm

stupid question phil..how would nolie know what fredi thinks.

Go Braves!!!

October 5th, 2012
6:43 pm

We are coming back and winning this. Cardinals are golden boys, but not this time.

kerryb

October 5th, 2012
6:43 pm

Growler
October 5th, 2012
6:41 pm

An early footnote if the Braves can’t come back: the extra Wild Card team in 2012 was Bud Selig’s decision. It was going to happen no matter what in 2013 but the clubs gave Selig the option of adding it this year (that is why the Wild Card winners open the Divsion Series at home… the original 2012 sked was based on a single Wild Card winner only). Because the Orioles and Rangers finished tied, there was going to be a one-game playoff in the AL anyway this year. So the Braves are the ONE team in major league baseball impacted by Selig’s decision in a negative way (notwithstanding the Division Series scheduling and match-up changes). It would just figure, wouldn’t it?

_________________________________________________________________________

Another example of the moronic decisions of Bud Selig. What an idiot. Baseball owner should retire the senile dumba**.

count_schemula

October 5th, 2012
6:43 pm

“Cue 0-8 in decisive home playoff games at the ted.”

I’ve been to most of them.

I’m at home today.

Fols

October 5th, 2012
6:43 pm

The only way for Medlen is to take a loss is by fielding error………the streak should live, it’s not his fault Escobar is out on 3rd base tonight!

George_George

October 5th, 2012
6:43 pm

George_George

October 5th, 2012
6:38 pm
We have to come back and win this thing, otherwise CHIPPER will have to live with this the rest of his life , kinda like BILL BUCKNER,

kerryb

October 5th, 2012
6:44 pm

Matt
October 5th, 2012
6:43 pm

I wonder if this might make Chipper change his mind about retiring if they lose? Surely he won’t want that to be the last memory the fans have of him.

____________________________________________________

I hope not.

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:44 pm

I bet Freddie missed it if it was called.

Can’t blame him for not believing his eyes.

NORRIS CHUCK

October 5th, 2012
6:44 pm

THIS IS WHY WE SHOULDNT GET EXCITED ABOUT A ONE GAME PLAYOFF. TEAMS WORK THEIR BUTTS OFF TO GET THERE AND THEN, ONE GAME…ITS OVER?????

Braves = Choke.

October 5th, 2012
6:44 pm

Post Season Ball is back alright, but not with a different feel.

Hy Ronnatt

October 5th, 2012
6:44 pm

I called the 163 game season back in August. and that HR did it.

Cheese

October 5th, 2012
6:44 pm

Why don’t we all say it, chipper cost us the lead

Powder Blue

October 5th, 2012
6:44 pm

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:44 pm

count_schemula

October 5th, 2012
6:44 pm

bravofan

October 5th, 2012
6:44 pm

it is time to go get medlen

ncbravesfan90

October 5th, 2012
6:44 pm

What kind of 1-2 pitch was that????? Just not our game tonight guys

Murph

October 5th, 2012
6:44 pm

Ballgame. Talk to y’all on Monday.

njbraves

October 5th, 2012
6:44 pm

Who are we blaming for that??

faninva

October 5th, 2012
6:44 pm

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:44 pm

Sad ya’ll…..

Oh well.

playmeortrademe

October 5th, 2012
6:44 pm

Nobody hatin’ just jaded. Since 1991 it’s been the same, thank god for Cleveland.

2-run deficit may be insurmountable.

Cheese

October 5th, 2012
6:44 pm

Now it should be tied

We Will Get Fooled Again

October 5th, 2012
6:44 pm

See you next year.

God Made an Error

October 5th, 2012
6:45 pm

Thanks Chipper. YOu made this happen.

JC Brave

October 5th, 2012
6:45 pm

ray k

October 5th, 2012
6:45 pm

Growler,
Of course, the Braves could have avoided all this by winning the division.

Go Braves!!!

October 5th, 2012
6:45 pm

Holliday SUCKS.

Lance

October 5th, 2012
6:45 pm

First…to count_schemula …. no a newb

Second…kerryb … I have watched almost every Brave game this year and I’ve been a Braves fan for about 40 years.

I heartily REFUSE to use this blog as a place to moan and belittle MY team during a time they are fighting to remain in the playoffs.

geno

October 5th, 2012
6:45 pm

wow…pitched to holliday?

kerryb

October 5th, 2012
6:45 pm

Game, set, and match. This is what a post season offense looks like. Ours are just chump pretenders.

LAG

October 5th, 2012
6:45 pm

A rare missed spot by Medlen.

Go Jackets

October 5th, 2012
6:45 pm

Did any of you think the result would be any different……false hope EVERY Fall.

nolie

October 5th, 2012
6:45 pm

what a devastating ending to a great retirement year. ‘Nuff to make ya wanna cry……

Lakewood

October 5th, 2012
6:45 pm

What are you doing Medlen?

Bwahahahaha

October 5th, 2012
6:45 pm

Same old chokers.

Fols

October 5th, 2012
6:45 pm

Wow once again we take a pass on the post season

joe

October 5th, 2012
6:45 pm

If Braves lost its the same crap as last year. Stupid damn one game BS.

Hammer the Homer

October 5th, 2012
6:45 pm

oh nooooo…..not again !

ijonathan

October 5th, 2012
6:45 pm

No, the Braves aren’t tight today at all. Playing very relaxed. Geesh.

Go Braves!!!

October 5th, 2012
6:45 pm

count_schemula

October 5th, 2012
6:45 pm

If you’re at the game, this about the point that the $40 double jack and coke starts to turn on you…

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
6:45 pm

Medlen threw it seven inches inside where the target was and Holliday did not miss! Braves have to come back real quick now!

BravesFan79

October 5th, 2012
6:45 pm

Did anyone else think it might of been a good idea to of pitchhit for Medlen after Simmons bunted out, i did. Give the ball to Hudson, Medlens not on top of his game today.

faninva

October 5th, 2012
6:45 pm

4 runs on 3 hits.

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:46 pm

Everyone is tight except Ross….

Tight as Chipper’s bowstring.

Told ya the noose would begin to tighten if we fell behind.

JC Brave

October 5th, 2012
6:46 pm

No worries guys, Braves are still ahead 2-1…

Oh no, wait.

Chipper, right…

:(

geno

October 5th, 2012
6:46 pm

time for chipper to make up for the error

joe

October 5th, 2012
6:46 pm

Same since 2001

Chipper = Post Season BUST

October 5th, 2012
6:46 pm

Medlen gives up 1 run……Chipper gives up 3 runs.

Sayonara Chip! Good Riddance!

njbraves

October 5th, 2012
6:47 pm

Not all Chipper’s fault. Meds gave up rockets that whole inning. Error was a killer, but Meds hadn’t been sharp today.

sid

October 5th, 2012
6:47 pm

Cardinals…an organization wih a history of winning championships….Atlanta Braves….lots of division titles. Sad really.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:47 pm

Hope Efrim is okay… he’s driving today.

Waffle House or Bust

October 5th, 2012
6:47 pm

Will someone on the Braves step up and call out Chipper like he has done others? This loss is on him. I still don’t get how you ho hum a throw over like he did in such a crucial game. Unless he has retirement money on the Cards in Vegas.

LAG

October 5th, 2012
6:47 pm

NORRIS CHUCK – THIS IS WHY WE SHOULDNT GET EXCITED ABOUT A ONE GAME PLAYOFF. TEAMS WORK THEIR BUTTS OFF TO GET THERE AND THEN, ONE GAME…ITS OVER?????

Whether we win today or not, I agree. Either do a three-game set or don’t do it.

Hy Ronnatt

October 5th, 2012
6:47 pm

good riddance Larry.

BRAVESFAN1

October 5th, 2012
6:47 pm

Ok It’s OVA! The Braves are done. Bourn leaves after this season, Cipper gone, No Hanson(thats a good thing) Uggla will continue to under achieve, the Braves will be a mess next year. We cannot score 4 runs to save our life. Everyone wi be looking so nervous at the plate. Get ready for a series of strike outs, ground outs and pop ups! The Braves lose 6-3. Book IT!

Powder Blue

October 5th, 2012
6:47 pm

The Braves being the Braves.

J

October 5th, 2012
6:47 pm

Can’t Believe Chipper is going out like this SMH :(

playmeortrademe

October 5th, 2012
6:47 pm

Medlen has pitched his tail off, made two bad pitches and is down two runs, because the other team can hit mistakes, while his team likes to hit popups and his manager is incompetent.

Go Braves!!!

October 5th, 2012
6:47 pm

Braves will come back. Get ready to have your hearts broke sissy Cards.

Lexbrave

October 5th, 2012
6:47 pm

Not the best timing for medlen to have the worst game of his season, but then again with as lousy as the braves offense had been, did we really have a legitimate shot anyway?

geno

October 5th, 2012
6:47 pm

meds is not that bad today….errors kill

Hammer the Homer

October 5th, 2012
6:48 pm

Lets go Braves………………………….

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:48 pm

6 innings, 2 ER for Medlen. Thanks Chipper.

Let’s come back offense.

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:48 pm

I tried to be falsely optimistic…..

See why I prefer not to be about our teams?

Now staring 0-9 in elimination games squarely in the face.

It’s truly remarkable. No other team has ever come close, I suspect.

stizz

October 5th, 2012
6:48 pm

We should have seen it from Chipper’s interview earlier. Looks like a man that has already done everything he wants to do and is completely ready to “get this thing over with”.

ChattTownBrian

October 5th, 2012
6:48 pm

At least the fans there can worship Chipper a few more times tonight.

Braves = Choke.

October 5th, 2012
6:48 pm

Give me one reason why I should still hold out hope?

count_schemula

October 5th, 2012
6:48 pm

I’m hella negative, but I’m not willing to go there, yet.

4 more innings to go…

Powder Blue

October 5th, 2012
6:48 pm

This organization needs to get some real hitters.

We Will Get Fooled Again

October 5th, 2012
6:48 pm

2-0 lead at home with a pitcher who hasn’t lost in two-and-a-half years. You just knew the Braves would still find a way to blow it, didn’t you?

I don’t believe in curses. But Turner Field is cursed.

God Made an Error

October 5th, 2012
6:48 pm

geno

October 5th, 2012
6:45 pm

wow…pitched to holliday?”

geno…. find a sport you have a clue about. Obviously you know nothing about baseball. Two outs and no on on base and you DON”T pitch to this guy? What universe do you come from?

Hy Ronnatt

October 5th, 2012
6:48 pm

Here comes Larry’s last AB.

manolo

October 5th, 2012
6:48 pm

Thats what 18 million will give u and why we need to save mac ann money to buy a real hitter.Lets hope we can come back now.

Waffle House or Bust

October 5th, 2012
6:48 pm

joe – 2001? More like 1991 minus the 1995 season (thanks to David Justice). Speaking of Justice, not one player has the heart or attitude that guy had when here.

kerryb

October 5th, 2012
6:48 pm

Lance
October 5th, 2012
6:45 pm

First…to count_schemula …. no a newb

Second…kerryb … I have watched almost every Brave game this year and I’ve been a Braves fan for about 40 years.

I heartily REFUSE to use this blog as a place to moan and belittle MY team during a time they are fighting to remain in the playoffs.

_______________________________________________________________________

I have been too and was there the night they won the WS so I can say what I want. I’m sick of seeing a team that can’t hit a basketball year in and year out and watching other teams knock the cover off the ball.

JesusHChristo

October 5th, 2012
6:49 pm

SMH – You people are completely bi-polar. How many late game wins have we pulled off? You guys know not to pop off at the mouth until the last out is caught.

mjn99

October 5th, 2012
6:49 pm

Just not their game today.

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:49 pm

Yeah, meds is bad….location is terrible.

Still good enough where we should’ve won, but it is what it is.

Fols

October 5th, 2012
6:49 pm

I invested 162 days of the year for one game? No thanks, this set-up is a Fail.

BRAVESFAN1

October 5th, 2012
6:49 pm

NJbrave if chipper turns that double play, the Cards dont score that inning! Apitcher can n ot be sharp and still be effective!

Dum-Bass

October 5th, 2012
6:49 pm

At least now it will be easier to switch on over to the Oakland A’s. Already about halfway there anyway. Would not be surprised but what they knock the Yankees out and take it all this year.

ijonathan

October 5th, 2012
6:50 pm

JS and FW better not hang any kind of banner this year.

Maybe a flag with E-5 on it?

Hy Ronnatt

October 5th, 2012
6:50 pm

he’ll be PH for by Booby Cox

beanster

October 5th, 2012
6:50 pm

Holliday earning his $17 million this year…finally.

Chuck from Waycross

October 5th, 2012
6:50 pm

braves, dawgs, falcants…a proud history of folding under pressure…

God Made an Error

October 5th, 2012
6:50 pm

Anyone who lays this at Medlen’s feet today knows nothing at all about baseball.

nolie

October 5th, 2012
6:50 pm

only good thing about this is that the Cards are my second favorite team :?

geno

October 5th, 2012
6:50 pm

heart of the order braves

brian

October 5th, 2012
6:50 pm

The pessimism here is unreal

Waffle House or Bust

October 5th, 2012
6:50 pm

LARRY!!! LARRY!!! LAAAARRRRYYYY!!!

ray k

October 5th, 2012
6:50 pm

I think piling on Chipper is pretty silly. Without his late inning heroics this year, who knows where we’d be.

Vince

October 5th, 2012
6:51 pm

No scoring runs….no moving on. It’s been the bane for the Braves all year!

ChattTownBrian

October 5th, 2012
6:51 pm

Oh well. Maybe next year. All you can say.

stizz

October 5th, 2012
6:51 pm

Chipper was finished after his walkoff against Philly.

Lee in S GA

October 5th, 2012
6:51 pm

the fat lady is starting to get ready for her song

sid

October 5th, 2012
6:51 pm

Chipper’s pop up deserves a standing ovation.

playmeortrademe

October 5th, 2012
6:51 pm

uggla needs to earn his 15 million right here.

JC Brave

October 5th, 2012
6:51 pm

World Series, here come the Braves!!!!!!

brian

October 5th, 2012
6:51 pm

Nice hit Freddie

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:51 pm

Hy Ronnatt
October 5th, 2012
6:48 pm

Here comes Larry’s last AB.

*********
in the sixth inning?

New to baseball or just bat sh*t stupid?

brave

October 5th, 2012
6:51 pm

maybe next 10 years!!

kerryb

October 5th, 2012
6:51 pm

nolie
October 5th, 2012
6:50 pm

only good thing about this is that the Cards are my second favorite team

____________________________________________________________

I hate the Cards. They had no business anywhere near a playoff game this year because this should not have happened. Thanks Drunk Selig.

ncbravesfan90

October 5th, 2012
6:51 pm

Maybe Wren can address the dismal offensive problems this offseason, now that he’s seen two years of it.

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
6:52 pm

Dan Uggla and/or David Ross really need to score some runs with their bats now. This might be the last chance against Lohse!

brian

October 5th, 2012
6:52 pm

Nice hit Freddie

Jeff R

October 5th, 2012
6:52 pm

Poor Chipper. Critical fielding error and he can’t hit the ball out of the infield.

brian

October 5th, 2012
6:52 pm

Nice hit Freddie

Veer

October 5th, 2012
6:52 pm

Chipper can’t even hit. Our HITTERS ARENT PUTTING QUALITY AT BATS EVEN

brian

October 5th, 2012
6:52 pm

Nice hit Freddie

brian

October 5th, 2012
6:52 pm

Nice hit Freddie

brian

October 5th, 2012
6:52 pm

Nice hit Freddie

brian

October 5th, 2012
6:52 pm

Nice hit Freddie

ray k

October 5th, 2012
6:52 pm

Ok, Uggla. Time to atone for all your lackluster BS over the past 2 years.
All will be forgiven with a 450 foot shot

Gwinnett Cardinal

October 5th, 2012
6:53 pm

Braves had won 23 straight games that Medlen started and y’all start him in a do-or-die game against the World Champs. I’m glad apparently nobody in Atlanta knows how momentum and streaks work in baseball. Thanks for making our work lite tonight. Bye, bye Larry. See you in the deer woods. LOL

BRAVESFAN1

October 5th, 2012
6:53 pm

Chipper nuthing at the plate and a costly 2 run error! See ya later dont let the door hit you where the god lord split you.

the truth

October 5th, 2012
6:53 pm

Better to lose in one game playoff than to stretch it over multiple games.

JC Brave

October 5th, 2012
6:53 pm

Warning track power from the World Series bound hitters.

JesusHChristo

October 5th, 2012
6:53 pm

You guys make note – This pitching change will be the turning point in this game.

Braves = Choke.

October 5th, 2012
6:53 pm

@ Brian

There are the Braves. They are doing what they know best, CHOKE.

kerryb

October 5th, 2012
6:53 pm

How many times have we heard this year. “Dan Uggla just missed that one”.

StLouisWCWinner

October 5th, 2012
6:53 pm

Same as always Braves fans. One and DONE!!!!!! HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAA

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:53 pm

Just missed it.

Dwayne C

October 5th, 2012
6:53 pm

I predicted a couple of days ago that the ATL Braves would lose their wild card playoff game to the St Louis Cardinals because of their mostly miserable history in the post season. When the Braves lose, and they will lose, I will post a big, fat “I told you so” to all the Braves fans here who are delusional to believe this team will ever contend for anything more than a winning season given the current ownership of this team, a group with no interest in bringing this city another world series title and ONLY about making a buck.

ncbravesfan90

October 5th, 2012
6:53 pm

Cannot catch a break. WOW

brave

October 5th, 2012
6:53 pm

maybe, I just need to get married and bump my wife. It is more exciting than watching these braves.

Powder Blue

October 5th, 2012
6:53 pm

Hitters suck.

JesusHChristo

October 5th, 2012
6:53 pm

You guys make note – This pitching change will be the turning point in this game.

Dwayne C

October 5th, 2012
6:53 pm

I predicted a couple of days ago that the ATL Braves would lose their wild card playoff game to the St Louis Cardinals because of their mostly miserable history in the post season. When the Braves lose, and they will lose, I will post a big, fat “I told you so” to all the Braves fans here who are delusional to believe this team will ever contend for anything more than a winning season given the current ownership of this team, a group with no interest in bringing this city another world series title and ONLY about making a buck.

Lance

October 5th, 2012
6:54 pm

kerryb — I did not mean to imply that I was trying to censure your comments. I completely agree that you can say whatever you want to.

I’m watching these Braves and believing that, as Chipper said, there might be more lightening left for this season.

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
6:54 pm

Uggla just barely missed hitting a two-run homer! That’s all for Lohse. David Ross will face the bullpen.

Powder Blue

October 5th, 2012
6:54 pm

Hitters aren’t good.

Tampa Gator

October 5th, 2012
6:54 pm

When that ball does not go out…….I guess it is just not the Braves day so far. Looking for the luck to change soon….real soon. Chipper is going to have a bad taste in his mouth for a long time if this game ends like this…..big error and 0 for………

geno

October 5th, 2012
6:54 pm

sorry god….but you dont lolliepop holliday….you know he is a power hitter,,,,at least dont give him the heart of the plate…

brian

October 5th, 2012
6:54 pm

Evidently Freddie had a nice hit. Don’t know what happened.

Uggla just missed that ine

MIdtown

October 5th, 2012
6:54 pm

lol, Freddie keeps swinging at the first pitch and keeps getting a hit later.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:55 pm

Ken Rosenthal ‏@Ken_Rosenthal
If #STLCards get through sixth, they have bullpen set up the way they want – Mujica-Boggs-Motte in innings 7 through 9.

Darn. Show up offense!!! Please!

Lance

October 5th, 2012
6:55 pm

I hated the idea of the one game wild card when it was started. I REALLY hate it now. I hope the pitching change is a great change for the Braves

Hy Ronnatt

October 5th, 2012
6:55 pm

The years of realism based on track record is thick here.

Lexbrave

October 5th, 2012
6:55 pm

That last ab by uggla summed up the braves in a nutshell. Almost but just not quite enough.

ChattTownBrian

October 5th, 2012
6:55 pm

This is why when I thought of this game I was nervous. Weird things happen in one game where teams are mostly tight and aggressive. Just didn’t think Chipper would’ve been one of them.

BravesfaninWis

October 5th, 2012
6:55 pm

Well it looks like the Braves are back to being the Braves. Medlen is pitching probably his worst ball all season in the most important game of the season. Chippers last game in his career, and that error could be the difference in the game.

I have said all along that the Braves are the kings of choking, and it looks like they are on their way of proving me right. I hope like hell they win, but won’t bet on it. A shame that they are blowing it like this in front of their home crowd. Way to send them home pissed off boys.

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
6:55 pm

DwayneC, let me make it official that as of right now (before the outcome is known in this game) you can take your “I told you so,” and shove it where the sun doesn’t shine!

brian

October 5th, 2012
6:56 pm

Lynn is a big dude

manolo

October 5th, 2012
6:56 pm

And there you see the right way to manage by getting your pitcher out before he gets hurt

Lil' Barry Bailout

October 5th, 2012
6:56 pm

Congrats to the Braves…they took the same sorry, choking lineup from last year and nearly made the playoffs.

ncbravesfan90

October 5th, 2012
6:56 pm

700+ feet of outs, nothing to show for it.

Powder Blue

October 5th, 2012
6:56 pm

October = Braves fail

Tampa Gator

October 5th, 2012
6:56 pm

Jeezzzzzz……another one just missed…….oh boy…………….

Go Braves!!!

October 5th, 2012
6:56 pm

ALL HATERS CAN LEAVE THE BLOG NOW PLEASE.

StLouisWCWinner

October 5th, 2012
6:56 pm

HAHAHAHHAHA! Champagne on ICE BABY!!!!

Braves = Choke.

October 5th, 2012
6:56 pm

Why are they swinging for the fences?

kerryb

October 5th, 2012
6:56 pm

Three more pop ups in that inning. This team hits more pop ups than any team in baseball.

We Will Get Fooled Again

October 5th, 2012
6:57 pm

Third straight season that will end in utter heartbreak.

Sometimes you wonder if it’s worth the emotional investment of rooting for a team that never comes through in the big moments.

Kyle

October 5th, 2012
6:57 pm

This team will always be what they are. A decent regular season team but unless it is a strike shortened year they are at best going to get to the playoffs and piss themselves. They just don’t have what it takes. If you can’t win 3 or 4 World Series with that team in the 90’s then this garbage they call a team now isn’t going to do anything.

stizz

October 5th, 2012
6:57 pm

I don’t know what type of rabbits foot the Cardinals have, but this city sure could use it.

Fredo

October 5th, 2012
6:57 pm

i think the team died after the 4th inning ended

*Chipper down to his last 9 outs

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
6:57 pm

Two warning track hits in a row. Braves hitters are making contact, even on reliever Metheny.

playmeortrademe

October 5th, 2012
6:57 pm

Matheny – mentored by Tony LaRussa
Fredi – mentored by Bobby Cox

Do you think Fredi makes that move?

Yogi Berra

October 5th, 2012
6:57 pm

Not over till the last out…got to believe in miracles.

Go Braves!!!

October 5th, 2012
6:58 pm

No matter what happens, St Louis is still in Missouri. Can’t change that.

jo

October 5th, 2012
6:58 pm

I thought the braves might lose 3-2 but 4-2 I didn’t see. Meds has still only given 2 unearned runs so the prob is not with him. Poor hitting and an error are the reasons.

Fols

October 5th, 2012
6:58 pm

One game short…to the same team….this will hurt

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:58 pm

Warning-track power today… This 1gm playoff format may screw us over, and Meds pitched pretty well too. A fielding and baserunning error would be a hell of a way to lose.

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:58 pm

Chipper checked out days ago apparently….

We’re done. Isn’t it obvious.

In case you didn’t know, 0-8…..

DS1

October 5th, 2012
6:58 pm

If it’s such a sure thing that the Braves are losing tonight, they why are you idiots still here? Misery loves company??

I’ll never understand you idiots!

Train Wreck Bystander

October 5th, 2012
6:58 pm

Rally cap time!

Bychipper

October 5th, 2012
6:58 pm

Looking forward to DOB article tonight on the lose. Feel sorry for chipper to lose and go out like this tonight, you know he will be crying in the after game interviews. Medlen has the heart but still young. I agree turner field sucks has a curse.

Bychipper

October 5th, 2012
6:58 pm

Looking forward to DOB article tonight on the lose. Feel sorry for chipper to lose and go out like this tonight, you know he will be crying in the after game interviews. Medlen has the heart but still young. I agree turner field sucks has a curse.

I dropped my fried twinkie

October 5th, 2012
6:58 pm

This game is going to the wire for sure………….

Braves #17 Fan

October 5th, 2012
6:58 pm

This is gut-wrenching, but I’m still holding on, hoping for something big to happen for the Braves.

Lance

October 5th, 2012
6:59 pm

I do wish that the Braves would learn (and occasionally practice) the art of small ball.

Frumpy

October 5th, 2012
6:59 pm

23 game winning steak behind medlen was always going to come back and bite us. Biggest game of the year with the streak on the line, not looking like a good day.

Then again braves do make some good comebacks, fingers crossed

kerryb

October 5th, 2012
6:59 pm

Instead of stringing hits together everyone is back to swinging for the fences like last year.

George_George

October 5th, 2012
6:59 pm

This new playoff system stinks, I am calling BUD Monday.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:59 pm

BillShanks ‏@BillShanks
Braves are 6-53 this season when trailing after 6 innings.

Gulp.

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:59 pm

Bull. We would lose at home if it was best of 13…..

It’s what we do.

Growler

October 5th, 2012
6:59 pm

Not sure why all the hate towards Medlen. He’s tried to stay outside to the right handed hitters today, made one mistake. Without Chipper’s error the Braves are up 2-1 with their killer bullpen ready. Sad to say but everything turned on that error.

jo

October 5th, 2012
6:59 pm

Braves are thenbetter team by 7 games. 1 and done is stupid.

Norcal Brave

October 5th, 2012
6:59 pm

The tomahawk chop looks and sounds ridiculous, it doesn’t motivate the players, and it needs to be retired!

ChattTownBrian

October 5th, 2012
7:00 pm

I’m one Cards run from tuning back into the real world. April will be here sooner than you imagine.

bravofan

October 5th, 2012
7:00 pm

why is medlen still out there?

brave

October 5th, 2012
7:00 pm

Maybe, I just need to get married and bump my wife. It is more exciting than watching these braves.

Lance

October 5th, 2012
7:00 pm

I’ll join your crossed fingers rally plan Frumpy!

Kris

October 5th, 2012
7:00 pm

amazing how just couple of innings ago I was on top of the world – now everything feels so empty. Damn Braves – why do I even bother you, never fail to disappoint when it matters most.

One Big Dummy

October 5th, 2012
7:00 pm

Here’s the thing about the safety squeeze: It’s not the first time that Andrelton Simmons has bunted in that situation! Whose fault is it that it happened AGAIN, and in the freakin’ playoffs, no less?!?!?!

Tampa Gator

October 5th, 2012
7:00 pm

I thought a lot of the negative posters on here were just one negative poster……and he just showed up…….as his real self……BravesFaninWis………NEGATIVE defined….is he. I think I will leave now….I don’t want to read any more of his negativity…………..he has been on here all year posting how horrible the Braves are……..and they made the playoffs…..and even now….nothing but negativity. See ya….but please become a Brewers fan next year…..MR. NEGATIVITY.

Tampa Gator

October 5th, 2012
7:00 pm

I thought a lot of the negative posters on here were just one negative poster……and he just showed up…….as his real self……BravesFaninWis………NEGATIVE defined….is he. I think I will leave now….I don’t want to read any more of his negativity…………..he has been on here all year posting how horrible the Braves are……..and they made the playoffs…..and even now….nothing but negativity. See ya….but please become a Brewers fan next year…..MR. NEGATIVITY.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
7:00 pm

2 ER from Medlen… he battled.

Grego

October 5th, 2012
7:00 pm

This is unreal… not sure what kind of karma Atl is dealing with but it’s a bad, bad one.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
7:00 pm

Braves State of Mind ‏@BravesStateMind
Kris Medlen allowed 3 hits and 0 walks through 6 innings. That’s how bad our offense and defense have been tonight.

geno

October 5th, 2012
7:00 pm

not over yet guys

usnavyvolfaninva

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

I effing HATE the Cardinals!

JC Brave

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

If you look up the word “Choking” in a dictionary after today, you wont see a definition, only the picture of a Tomahawk.

usnavyvolfaninva

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

I effing HATE the Cardinals!

manolo

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

I remember a few years bacl some of the fans here asking for the braves to get Miguel Cabrera, and some saying that he was not a “brave” type of guy because he got drunk a lot. What a bunch of crap.

usnavyvolfaninva

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

I effing HATE the Cardinals!

kerryb

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

I hope next year Bud Selig’s Brewers makes the playoffs and are eliminated in a crap game like this.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

What a way boys….

brian

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

That was a strike!!!!

phil

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

0-8, DS1…..

What can we do?

James

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

Go Jackets

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

We Will Get Fooled Again

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

Go to hell, Uggla.

Trader Jack

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

Where the hell was he throwing that?

Justin Case

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

It is all DOB’s fault, he was way too optimistic on that lead blog……

Hammer the Homer

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

hey fair-weathered fans……….at least they in a playoff game even if they are losing…………lol

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

these errors are ridiculous!!! really? this is a playoff team?

sid

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

what a friggin joke

BravesFan79

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

Holy sht… what a bad time for Uggla to show his crappy defense.

njbraves

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

What an embarrassment.

Frumpy

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

CHOKE TIME!!!!!!!!!! Its stuff like this that really annoys fans. Simple plays and they find a way to throw it away. Every freakin time

Yogi Berra

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

Holy cow what the hell..great uggla!

Lil' Barry Bailout

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

Braves wetting their pants, as they always do in big games.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

jed

October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

can we please MOVE uggla off of 2b next year?! good god he’s AWFUL

Atlanta Choke Braves

October 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

so glad i changed my mind about going to this game

bravofan

October 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

why is medlen still out there??

bitman

October 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

Self destructing now.

REMLEY

October 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

The team with the best fielding percentage making another error, oh fudge.

Kris

October 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

NO MORE FREDI

October 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

FIRE FAT FREDI and give this team a chance in 2013. Wow!

ray k

October 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

Uggla doing his best to take the pressure off Chipper.

Jerry

October 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

Well, this game and season is coming to an end tonight, so I’ll get on outta here and wait to see what Wren does during the winter to continue the misery. Peace out people!

kerryb

October 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

I would take a bag of used balls for Dan Uggla if someone would just take his salary from us.

Braves = Choke.

October 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

We really shouldnt be surprised….

Kat

October 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

2010 is back…

Fols

October 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

Cards are in Victory formation….

phil

October 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

Nice play, Dan…..

Lol at this point.

Lookslikeitsover

October 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

Shh come on braves, feel sorry for chipper didn’t see this at all tonight. Fredi will be critiqued, chipper is going to cry during interviews, season was a waste, we gotta start winning the division

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

Well, I don’t care how your pitcher pitches. When you make two throwing errors to let runners advance on the bases, you aren’t going to be able to win a game! Uggla’s error was even uglier than Chipper’s because he had plenty of time and only a short toss from second to first!

Medlen has to bear down and needs a K after getting the sac bunt runner out at first.

Chuck from Waycross

October 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

cards have freese…braves got uggla…and you idiots voted him over phillips to the all-star game…karma is a b….

Chas

October 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

WORTHLESS DAN WORTHLESS DAN WORTHLESS DAN
CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE

Same

October 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

Pissed themselves.

brian

October 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

This is pathetic. Should be 2-1 braves. Now we are about to go down 5-2

Lil' Barry Bailout

October 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

No, it isn’t a playoff team. The playoffs start Sunday.

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
7:04 pm

Medlen won’t get that chance. Fredi with the hook.

stizz

October 5th, 2012
7:04 pm

My God,

This team is just mentally incapable of handling the spotlight. The organization just needs an entire face lift. Been like this in the 90’s and it still remains in 2012. Gotta show Bobby and his boys the door.

We Will Get Fooled Again

October 5th, 2012
7:04 pm

Great season, Kris. Sorry you’re surrounded by choking dogs.

J

October 5th, 2012
7:04 pm

O well I doubt any of the braves actually care as much money they are making

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
7:04 pm

I wouldn’t take out Medlen yet. He’s pitched very well. the game should be 2-1 right now. Problem has been the fielding not the pitching.

kerryb

October 5th, 2012
7:04 pm

Hammer the Homer
October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

hey fair-weathered fans……….at least they in a playoff game even if they are losing…………lol

___________________________________________________________

Dumb comment of the day

GermanBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
7:05 pm

I just got here and all I read are sorry comments from so-called Braves fans. Seems to be human nature that people like to be negative and feel sorry for themselves – or their favorite team…. the game has nine innings and the Braves are only down by one run – so…. there’s still hope!!! Remember when Sid slid?????

Lookslikeitsover

October 5th, 2012
7:05 pm

Looking toward to he dob season wrap blog

ray k

October 5th, 2012
7:05 pm

Okay, Lord, can you hear me? If you are going to do this to us again, at least throw us a bone and have someone ask for Dan Uggla in the off season and take on his salary?

ryan

October 5th, 2012
7:05 pm

Had fun watching A”s win there games against Rangers. Darn Braves big series or playoff game errors. Everytime we make an error the next guy always gets a big hit.There manager is playing to win takes his starter out with a lead.Medlen still in there if he gives up a run then Freddi the loser will take him out just like Cox always did. Another error darn losers or maybe Chokers is what I meant.Cards swowing us how to play where the hell is Conrad so we can blame him.

StLouisWCWinner

October 5th, 2012
7:05 pm

Thanks guys!!!! Another ERROR!!!! Another RUN!!!! You guys play like girls!!!

bravofan

October 5th, 2012
7:05 pm

ncbravesfan90

October 5th, 2012
7:05 pm

LOL at people calling Uggla out, call out the offense if you want to call anything out. Other than that not much to be said.

Lexbrave

October 5th, 2012
7:05 pm

Web the best defensive team in the league makes 2 errors that essentially end your season, there is nothing else to call it but a choke. Two years in a row for poor fredi

LAG

October 5th, 2012
7:05 pm

80% of that error goes to Uggla. I’ll put 20% on the HP umpire not calling that strike 3 when he should have.

jed – OK, fine, so let’s say they move Uggla from 2B. Where? And who plays 2B?

brian

October 5th, 2012
7:05 pm

The offense has 9 outs to show us something.

DS1

October 5th, 2012
7:05 pm

phil

Just don’t get stupid like some on here do. That’s all you can do.

Tough game for Chipper. But we still have 3 more chances. And that safety squeeze call by Fredi…………. I mean what in the heck was he thinking with the pitcher up next?

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
7:05 pm

The offense better come back, it’s not Medlen’s fault we’re losing.

Tom Hart ‏@tom_hart
Kris Medlen deserves better.

______@_______
The format stunk, but we’ve got to play better than this. Guys have to be pressing. U aren’t the top defense/baserunners then do this crap

NO MORE FREDI

October 5th, 2012
7:05 pm

Medlen really is the next Maddux. Amazing during regular season and just average in the postseason.

phil

October 5th, 2012
7:05 pm

Braves = Choke.
October 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

We really shouldnt be surprised….

********
plenty of us aren’t, unfortunately……

Brian from SC

October 5th, 2012
7:05 pm

Perfect situation for the greatest strikeout relief pitcher in history. Unfortunately it must be written in the rule book that you can’t use your best reliever until the 9th inning.

REMLEY

October 5th, 2012
7:05 pm

Meds wasn’t great but kept his team in the game. Sorry to say streak is in serious jepordy.

Cmac

October 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

A little confidence people? Please? Go braves.

erubi

October 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

Fredi’s decision to bunt, eh? If they don’t come back and win, that and the Jones error did the Braves in…both of them need to “retire”

btc

October 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

Game over.
No way these guys can score 3 more runs.

Cmac

October 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

A little confidence people? Please? Go braves.

Yogi Berra

October 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

94 games shot to hell in one game shoot out.

N8

October 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

HOF 3B who can’t hit or can’t field ini the big game….. $13 million

All-Star 2B who can’t hit or can’t field in the big game…. $13 million

Completely sh!tting yourself on national stage for the whole world to see….

Priceless.

Veer

October 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

wow durbin?? thats the best we have? woow JUST WOW.

JC Brave

October 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

I knew they were going to choke, but I expected something less embarrasing…

BRAVESFAN1

October 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

So your hall of fame player and your 17millon dollar a year man let their nerves get the most of them in a 1 game elimination situation. adn pitched well enough to win, but the errors and lack of plate presence makes this an easy win for the Cards!

George

October 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

If Fredi had half a brain here, he would’ve brought in Kimbrel. Need a strikeout now. That’s who you go to.

NO MORE FREDI

October 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

Let’s go A’s!!!

bravofan

October 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

jed

October 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

i fear we’re stuck with uggla. but you can damn sure stick his butt in LF. which i said we should’ve done since we got him.

Lookslikeitsover

October 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

Looking towards dob blog on the season.

Turner field is a cursed ballpark

Brian from SC

October 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

Absolutely critical to prevent a run from scoring at all costs, so you go with your (at-best) fourth-best relief pitcher. Fredis’ not alone…every manager manages like this.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

Durbin’s pitching…

bitman

October 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

Glad all the drive-by haters are having so much fun. I guess somebody should.

Frank Shab in PA

October 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

I told you all THE LAST 2 YEARS THE PLAYOFF CURSE OF BROOKS CONRAD HAS STRUCK AGAIN.
IT NEVER FAILS SOMEHOW THE FIELDERS TURN TO STONE WHEN TRYING TO CATCH/THROW A GROUND BALL.

Hammer the Homer

October 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

Its not over yet……..darn u guys stop the whining

Lance

October 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

I was a Brave fan when they couldn’t buy a win (back when I was certain Ted Turner kept the team just for a tax right-off). I was a Brave fan in the 1990’s when they went worse to first and started an unprecedented run of post-season appearances and wins. And I’m a Braves fan today — win or lose these are MY BRAVES. I hope they turn it around and win today but, regardless, I am and will be a Braves fan with no apologies to anyone ever.

REMLEY

October 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

I officially hate Bud Selieg.

Go Jackets

October 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

This is fielding, not Medlen, fans and Braves deserve better than this. Cellini on 790 had this one pegged right on!

kerryb

October 5th, 2012
7:07 pm

With ownership in Denver caring only about the bottom line does anyone really think Frank Wren is doing anything at the end of the year?

Chuck from Waycross

October 5th, 2012
7:08 pm

the pain will continue tomorrow in columbia…dawgs also fold under pressure…its a georgia thing…

Kris

October 5th, 2012
7:08 pm

The Cardinals are the luckiest team in baseball – don’t get me wrong they are a good team, but they always seem to have luck on their side too.

J

October 5th, 2012
7:08 pm

Hammer the Homer
October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

hey fair-weathered fans……….at least they in a playoff game even if they are losing…………lol

You’re an Idiot

J

October 5th, 2012
7:08 pm

Hammer the Homer
October 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

hey fair-weathered fans……….at least they in a playoff game even if they are losing…………lol

You’re an Idiot

We Will Get Fooled Again

October 5th, 2012
7:08 pm

Durbin?

This really feels like a funeral procession now.

BravesfaninWis

October 5th, 2012
7:08 pm

Pathetic. Expected nothing less from this team, they truly are the kings of choking.

No Hope 4 Braves

October 5th, 2012
7:08 pm

Somebody call the paramedics. The Braves are choking again. Sorry way for Chipper to go out, with everyone remembering his error as the thing that lost our chances. I’ve said it all year, fg needs to go, maybe this will be the nail in his coffin after that numbskull squeeze. What a dimwit.

kerryb

October 5th, 2012
7:08 pm

REMLEY
October 5th, 2012
7:06 pm

I officially hate Bud Selieg.

__________________________________________

I’ve always hated Bud Selig. I just hate him even more now.

FSUBrave

October 5th, 2012
7:08 pm

chokers delight..chipper will go out as chipper buckner…that error was ridiculous..he checked out a week a go..so long chip…enjoy retirement…

Lookslikeitsover

October 5th, 2012
7:08 pm

Season feels like it was worthless and a waste. Rather not make it then choke like tonight

Lookslikeitsover

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

Wow just wow

James

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

I’m done I can’t watch this anymore

bravofan

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

Lookslikeitsover

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

Wow just wow

ray k

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

Lil' Barry Bailout

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

Choke part trois.

ijonathan

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

cue the clown music

Fols

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

LOSERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

Gosh Dammit!

BRAVESFAN1

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

What a MELTDOWN!

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

phil

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

No one “deserves” anything….

You want it, you go get it.

0-8 in decisive home playoff games.

And another error…..lol

njbraves

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

This is just absurd now.

Hammer the Homer

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

Can I say this game was fixed…………….. ? ?

count_schemula

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

“hey fair-weathered fans……….at least they in a playoff game even if they are losing…………lol”

Problem is, that’s been the problem since the Yankees stole our ballsack in 1996.

Ted Turner was great. The Ted, not so much.

Still holdin’ out.

And as I write that, Simmons pukes.

Ok, things are dark now.

Braves = Choke.

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

Are you kidding me?

stizz

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

Great job fooling us, Braves. Unreal.

kerryb

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

SORRY PIECE OF SH** TEAM IS IMPLODING.

Go Jackets

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

Another embarrassing loss for an Atlanta team on the national stage. Braves/Hawks/Jackets ALWAYS choke when the lites get bright.

REMLEY

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

Need to take the sure out, wish Janish was playing.

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

WHAT???!!!! Really?
Did I enter a time machine? Am I watching the Giants and Braves?

Frumpy

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

this is embarrassing, may as well pack up bravos, go home. choke of epic proportions. we did it al September last year, now just 1 day in October.

sid

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

funny as hell

Frank Shab in PA

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

UNBELIEVABLE
1ST CHIPPER
2ND UGGLA
NOW 3RD SIMMONS

THANKS BROOKS AGAIN

BraveFan

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

Gotta have hope. It ain’t over yet. Come on Braves

brian

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

What a bunch of crap

ray k

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

Simmons really playing well tonight.
At least we know he’s playing for the right team.

geno

October 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

Is Livan in the pen tonight?

bravofan

October 5th, 2012
7:10 pm

Atlanta Choke Braves

October 5th, 2012
7:10 pm

Watching the Atlanta teams in the postseason is just plain sad.

ijonathan

October 5th, 2012
7:10 pm

TBS knew what they were doing keeping this game out of prime time

Hammer the Homer

October 5th, 2012
7:10 pm

Paid to lose it…………………….FIXED !

We Will Get Fooled Again

October 5th, 2012
7:10 pm

How can a group of grown men be so ill equipped to handle pressure? I truly don’t understand it.

faninva

October 5th, 2012
7:10 pm

George_George

October 5th, 2012
7:10 pm

TED TURNER is in the house. Maybe he will buy back team?

ChattTownBrian

October 5th, 2012
7:10 pm

Well it’s over. I feel I can say that because … I just can. Be a long offseason again. :sad:

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
7:10 pm

Simmons records the third error of the game and franikly the Braves are in throw it away mode! Unfortunately, it all started with the error on Chipper which let three runs score even though officially only two were unearned. But, that put the Braves behind the eight ball and the pressure of the one-game playoff game tightened the fielding up big time. Simmons did not field the sharp liner to short cleanly and then rushed his throw (which was the only way to get the out) but with the Cards up three now, I hear Don Meredith tuning up his pipes for his signature song!

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
7:10 pm

Talk about screwy wild things happening. When a ball’s hit to Simba, you expect an out to be made. He just gave up an out.

What a way for Chipper to go out.

brian

October 5th, 2012
7:10 pm

This is a choke – again 9 outs to prove something

phil

October 5th, 2012
7:10 pm

THIS is why i’m typically pessimistic…..

It keeps on happening like a bad dream.

Shelfish Chipper need 2 retrie now!

October 5th, 2012
7:10 pm

It all Chiper fault. I done tod U retards ne need 2 retrie last year and this is what happen.

Way 2 go shelfish Chipper

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
7:11 pm

Jon Heyman ‏@JonHeymanCBS
#braves, top defensive team during year, now have errors by 3/4ths of infield (not freddie). 5-2 #cards.

jed

October 5th, 2012
7:11 pm

just shoot me. braves in the playoffs will put you in a loony bin.

Kris

October 5th, 2012
7:11 pm

I can’t believe this is happening. I’ve never seen a team choke this hard. They are completely collapsing.

LAG

October 5th, 2012
7:11 pm

If we don’t pull this one off (and I’m still hoping we can), can we pin the loss on the IF?

btc

October 5th, 2012
7:11 pm

If they had lost straight up, I’d be okay with it. But to lose in such an embarrasing way is just awful.

Chipper will be back… in the AL. He won’t go out like this.

BravesFan79

October 5th, 2012
7:11 pm

Down by 2 with a runner on 3rd we needed a strikeout in that spot. Bringing in Durbin was dumb! Either leave in Medlen or bring in Kimbrel! Kimbrel will be of no use later.

Lil' Barry Bailout

October 5th, 2012
7:11 pm

Didn’t take but one season for Andrelton to catch the Loser Disease.

DawgNole

October 5th, 2012
7:11 pm

Lexbrave
October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

At least the braves made it to the post season this year before collapsing. That’s progress right?
_____________________

Not when you have only one championship to show for nearly a half-century of competition.

bravofan

October 5th, 2012
7:11 pm

can’t commit 3 errors if you expect to win a game. durbin did his job and got the ground ball

njbraves

October 5th, 2012
7:12 pm

This team will find a way to screw up anything. It’s mind boggling how small they come up in big spots year after year. Pathetic effort.

humidor5000

October 5th, 2012
7:12 pm

Long about this time, the Duke Boys decided to show ole Boss Hogg what choking was all about….Go Cards Go Giants

404braves

October 5th, 2012
7:12 pm

3 errors! I can’t believe the braves are choking again!

Sparks

October 5th, 2012
7:12 pm

If this isn’t a choke….it comes close. Praying for a miracle finish.

BravesfaninWis

October 5th, 2012
7:12 pm

Done with this team. They are nothing more than a stepping stone to teams in the playoffs. I hope they lose 100 games next season, f’n chokers. Congrats St Louis, you just came into the packed stadium of a team in a high pressure game and completely dominated them. F_ck you Atlanta, you bunch of pathetic ass losers.

Yogi Berra

October 5th, 2012
7:12 pm

I guess I really did expect this..season ticket holder 8 years, now you know why I’m not anymore.

Veer

October 5th, 2012
7:12 pm

I think someone commented earlier that they were scared of Durbin pitching and many of us said that he wont pitch in a close game. he pitches only if its a blowout. Yu bring your worst reliver in when you have hudson minor kimbrel eof avilan and venters??

Chas

October 5th, 2012
7:12 pm

Another great throw! CHOKE CHOKE CHOKE These are your Atlanta Braves. They were so excited to play…and when they did they pissed down their leg. Quite a bunch. What a joke.

N8

October 5th, 2012
7:12 pm

“Glad all the drive-by haters are having so much fun. I guess somebody should.”

Drive by? I’ve been watching this movie on repeat for almost 20 years. The only thing missing is a Danny Bautista dropped fly ball and Eric Gregg’s strikezone.

This was predictable as the sun rising in the East.

Here’s the funny bit of irony….. The Braves will win Medlens first 7-8 starts next year to extend that streak to 30+ games or so. With the lone “loss” being the most important game of the 2012 season.

DS1

October 5th, 2012
7:12 pm

What a way to finish off the season, if we don’t come back.

I’m outta here. Thanks to you folks who have remained positive this year. It’s been fun. It really ain’t fun here when the team is losing.

Bo Graves!!

Glenn

October 5th, 2012
7:12 pm

Looks like we have the not ready for primetime players. Hands around throat.

StLouisWCWinner

October 5th, 2012
7:12 pm

Did someone forget to send the Braves a memo that this is a win or go home game? HAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Frank Shab in PA

October 5th, 2012
7:12 pm

Braves about to lose another elimination game at the TED. Its automatic they are just pretenders

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
7:12 pm

Not scoring much and are playing bad defense. Too much like 2010

BravesFan79

October 5th, 2012
7:12 pm

Bravofan: durbin didnt do his job! We needed a strikeout in that spot!!

Go Braves!!!

October 5th, 2012
7:12 pm

I HATE THE GOLDEN BOY CARDS!!!!!

Braves #17 Fan

October 5th, 2012
7:12 pm

Disappointing game, yes, but some of these posts are ridiculous.

George_George

October 5th, 2012
7:12 pm

I can’t take anymore of this. Nite all

The A Bomb

October 5th, 2012
7:12 pm

Nerve damage.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
7:12 pm

REMLEY

October 5th, 2012
7:13 pm

Trying to keep the faith but it’s getting very hard to stay positive. Need to stop the bleeding and hope for a miracle. Maybe not

Atlanta Choke Braves

October 5th, 2012
7:13 pm

I’m glad Bobby Cox is in the stands. Now he knows what it’s like to be an outside observer of this pitiful franchise.

don

October 5th, 2012
7:13 pm

CHOKE. The annual choke by the Braves has happened again.

ugafan13

October 5th, 2012
7:13 pm

NICE play Johnny!

Tampa Gator

October 5th, 2012
7:13 pm

This game is just not in the “Cards.” See ya.

count_schemula

October 5th, 2012
7:13 pm

Go Jackets

October 5th, 2012
7:13 pm

Gotta tip your hat, right FreddiG?

Kat

October 5th, 2012
7:13 pm

How bad is this team tonight?

Ahem

October 5th, 2012
7:13 pm

Enter your comments here

Trader Jack

October 5th, 2012
7:13 pm

The Cardinals are the best fundamentally sound team in MLB

Yogi Berra

October 5th, 2012
7:13 pm

n8 hell I’m be here since 66..

njbraves

October 5th, 2012
7:13 pm

The embarrassment continues….

FSUBrave

October 5th, 2012
7:13 pm

game set match..unreal..this team will never win until they spend some money..watch the nats take the cards apart next week..

brian

October 5th, 2012
7:13 pm

Braves are getting schooled. Talk to each other

phil

October 5th, 2012
7:13 pm

Another great play….lol

Go get em, boys!

thomas smith

October 5th, 2012
7:13 pm

@jeff , fredi is that stupid .you have not been watching the way he has managed this year,

LAG

October 5th, 2012
7:13 pm

That was weird…

Lil' Barry Bailout

October 5th, 2012
7:13 pm

geno

October 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

Wow…very infielder gonna make an error tonight?

We Will Get Fooled Again

October 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

I think they’re trying now to see just how hard they can choke.

bravofan

October 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

unbelievable

Jeff R

October 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

I can’t watch this game anymore.

Losing cleanly is one thing; losing playing such sloppy ball is another.

Chuck from Waycross

October 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

is this a bad news bears movie???

Veer

October 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

WHY THE FAQ DO YOU BRING IN DURBIN WHEN YOU NEED TO HOLD THEM DOWN TO A 2 RUN LEAD? HELL I WOULD BRING KIMBREL IN THAT SITUATION EVEN. THAT IS SOMETHING WE CAN LET HAPPEN WHERE WE GO DOWN BY MORE THAN 2 RUNS. WHY BRING UR WORST RELIVER? IS FREID GOING TO USE THESE GUYS WHEN W ARE LEADING? THIS IS THE PLAYOFFS. WHAT THE FAQ IS HE DOING? WHY BRING IN DURBIN? THIS IS THE PLAYOFFS NOT SPRING TRAINING. W T F!!!!!!!!!!!!!

J

October 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

BravesFan79 He did do his job he got the ground ball Simmons just didn’t make the play.

James

October 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

The Cards are nickelin and dimein us to death. However the Braves are throwing bills like they at Magic City or somethin.

Norcal Brave

October 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

The World Champion Cardinals showed up today, and so did the Braves Class D league team.

BravesFan79

October 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

F U FREDDI GONZ…. shouldnt of had Simmons bunting, should of pitch hit for Medlen after it, and should of had a strikeout pitcher to take care of the 2nd out this inning.

Go Jackets

October 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

Best 90 million Liberty ever spent, huh guys?

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

RBI bunt single with runner at second. Freddy Freeman needed to field that one, but the bunt was about perfectly placed. Nothing else Venters could have done on the play.

Well, season looks over now, folks! The winter of my baseball heart’s discontent is starting to set in!

GoNatsGo

October 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

I think Hank Jr. said it best –

Fans ask me,
Braves why do you shrink?
Why do you all choke?
Why must you fold when the games mean the most?

So when the fans ask me
How did we get in this condition,
I say, “Hey, c’mon, we’re just carryin on
An old Franchise Tradition!”

jerry

October 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

curses, witches, charms, karma, whatever. Total BS. They don’t win championships simply because they are not good enough, dickheads.

Vabravesfan

October 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

pretty pathetic effort tonight in front of the home crowd. 1 and done.

Sparks

October 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

Pathetic…another long winter…

Chas

October 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

Your BRAIN DEAD BRAVES, ladies and gentlemen. The joke continues.

beachcomber

October 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

For us old codgers this is a horrible flashback to ‘91, ‘92, ‘93 etc. Critical play after critical play not made. In some third world countries Medlin would allowed to line up his infield against a wall with cigarettes and a blindfolds.

regular goy

October 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

last time I’ll take larry wachs’ opinion about anything

playmeortrademe

October 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

Just when you thought Atlanta’s pro teams could not find a way to make their history any worse, I give you the first-ever MLB wild card game…..at home…..with the second half’s best pitcher….and hall of fame third baseman making a costly error that changes the game.

Atlanta.

four months until the Falcons try to top it in the Falcons first home NFC championship game at the Dome.

jed

October 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

yeah N8, i feel ya…

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
7:15 pm

No matter the format, we get screwed.

Come back offense. Please!

LAG

October 5th, 2012
7:15 pm

Frumpy

October 5th, 2012
7:15 pm

and it continues. to think we started with heywards great defensive play. just crumbled into this crap. at least we don’t have to watch this happen over best of 5 games.

only players played well are ross/medlen/freeman, bourn ok. all others have sucked/choked

Train Wreck Bystander

October 5th, 2012
7:15 pm

That was one back-breaker of a half-inning…

bravofan

October 5th, 2012
7:15 pm

you guys have fun im out

geno

October 5th, 2012
7:15 pm

faninva

October 5th, 2012
7:15 pm

6 runs on 4 hits…just wow.

TP

October 5th, 2012
7:15 pm

Awwww……atleast I have the memories of ‘91 &’92
Keep hope alive, this could turn into a Sid Bream finish :lol:

Tampa Gator

October 5th, 2012
7:15 pm

Also….before I go…..you got to wonder how much Freddy’s anxiousness rubbed off on this team today. They are played without any confidence or execution. What a shame that Chipper’s career has to end this way. Wishing for a big comeback……….

2K91

October 5th, 2012
7:15 pm

The pitching staff deserves better.

Joe

October 5th, 2012
7:15 pm

making wild card was braves season~what a joke wc.

Lance

October 5th, 2012
7:15 pm

It can be done. We can score at least 4 and hold them from scoring the rest of the game. How about a team meeting in the tunnels with a gut check and then go out and take care of business?

ncbravesfan90

October 5th, 2012
7:15 pm

Guarantee you that we will hear how this is a 94 win team and thus no need to make any trades or signings. Heard the same thing last year.

Long time brave fan

October 5th, 2012
7:15 pm

Finally, after 47 years, I’m done with the Braves. I hate it that my memories of Chipper will always focus on that ridiculous throw he made. Too many promises, not enough delivery.

DawgNole

October 5th, 2012
7:16 pm

Lance
October 5th, 2012
6:32 pm

I am in agreement with an earlier poster — it’s hard to stay and participate with such mean-spirited comments.
_____________________

Then beat it!

BRAVESFAN1

October 5th, 2012
7:16 pm

It will be interesting how the BRAVES explain this debacle! I am so embarrassed! The stadium was electric and ready cheer. Everyoe if they had any senseat all, they would get up and leave now and avoid the traffic.

Young Braves

October 5th, 2012
7:16 pm

Disappointing, always thought they mentally couldn’t handle playoff stress. Still very young team. Always next year.

Didn't Like My Name But I got Through Anyway

October 5th, 2012
7:16 pm

Choking Braves

Bobby's Cox

October 5th, 2012
7:16 pm

Well this is uggly, but what else can you do? Not gonna turn it off now. Let’s go Braves…

Lil' Barry Bailout

October 5th, 2012
7:16 pm

Bye Chipper. If you had left last year, we might have been able to bring in a couple of major league hitters.

ChattTownBrian

October 5th, 2012
7:16 pm

Never seen more phsyical and mental errors by a single team in one game. Never.

njbraves

October 5th, 2012
7:17 pm

Nothing ever changes with the Braves. Players come and go, but the end result is always the same. I’m so damn tired of investing 6 months a year into this team just to be disappointed every time.

smallmouth6

October 5th, 2012
7:17 pm

What a game to pick to play like this.Hate to see it end this way, but most of us saw it coming. Bud Selig, I hate what you have done to baseball. If St, Louis goes on to win the WS, baseball will have officially become a farce for the benefit that that1 percent we’re always hearing about, including that goofy dude that owners put in charge of this great game. Goodbye Chipper. You have been a pleasure to watch. DOB and Carroll, thanks for another excellent year of work.

kerryb

October 5th, 2012
7:17 pm

Your only runs come from a back up catcher. The rest of them should be flogged.

Brave4life-1995 All over again

October 5th, 2012
7:17 pm

season was great. This is just an awful ending. reminfs me of the SF Giants playoff series.

Buzz 2011

October 5th, 2012
7:17 pm

Uggs… ugh, ugh,ugh…St Louis has fixed this game all right.. It’s over for 2012
Braves fans.. The fat lady sings.

ray k

October 5th, 2012
7:17 pm

Wow. Just… wow.

matt

October 5th, 2012
7:17 pm

Sorry Dave, but this “feels” like every Braves post-season since 1995. Another Braves Choke.

Hammer the Homer

October 5th, 2012
7:17 pm

after hearing that guy sing……………………….oh this game is so awful I am sick

Lance

October 5th, 2012
7:17 pm

DawgNole — I said it was hard, not impossible

Didn't Like My Name But I got Through Anyway

October 5th, 2012
7:18 pm

Tired of all the people blaming the format. The Braves would figure out how to blow it if it were 7 games! Get real you homers!

Jared

October 5th, 2012
7:18 pm

This is absolutely unacceptable managing. After last year’s meltdown and mismanagement of the bullpen I seriously question Fredi’s competence.

btc

October 5th, 2012
7:18 pm

This is exactly why I hate the 1-game playoff. Anything could happen.
This is not like the Braves. Given a 3 or 5 game series, they probably come back and win.
Bud Selig is an idiot.

Veer

October 5th, 2012
7:18 pm

this is like being terminally ill in hospice care or in hospital, knowing you will die. you just sit and wait till you take your last breath. That is what the feeling is like watching these last 3 innings down by 4 runs

Sparks

October 5th, 2012
7:18 pm

This one game play off thing sucks large…

Later Gator

October 5th, 2012
7:18 pm

Were a Freeman error away from the cycle.

Choker Jones

October 5th, 2012
7:18 pm

Wow! The Braves are terrible. How did they win 90-something games? Clearly a team made up of pansies. Everyone more worried about Chipper’s final games…like it’s a 5 year old’s birthday party…instead of focusing on playoffs. Don’t let the door hit your ssa on the way out Chipper…thanks for nothing, ya bum.

Kat

October 5th, 2012
7:18 pm

For those who use Twitter…. Brooks Conrad is trending, how sad is that.

Jared

October 5th, 2012
7:18 pm

This is absolutely unacceptable managing. After last year’s meltdown and mismanagement of the bullpen I seriously question Fredi’s competence.

Trey

October 5th, 2012
7:18 pm

“F U FREDDI GONZ…. shouldnt of had Simmons bunting, should of pitch hit for Medlen after it, and should of had a strikeout pitcher to take care of the 2nd out this inning.”

Really, after all that has gone wrong, you still bitch about Simmons bunting? Get over it, ya whiny little twit, it can’t be changed.

mpimentel

October 5th, 2012
7:18 pm

this is embarrassing!…it’a shame be a fan of you braves.

Atlanta Choke Braves

October 5th, 2012
7:18 pm

“Still very young team. Always next year.”

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

Buzz 2011

October 5th, 2012
7:18 pm

Remember, the Cards are the World Champions for a reason..

not a pitching coach

October 5th, 2012
7:19 pm

It’s the ghost of Brooks Conrad.

Come back and win Braves.

Choppinmama

October 5th, 2012
7:19 pm

Poor Simpson must be slowly dying in the booth. Let’s see how smug Darling gets as the game agonizingly moves on.

kerryb

October 5th, 2012
7:19 pm

njbraves
October 5th, 2012
7:17 pm

Nothing ever changes with the Braves. Players come and go, but the end result is always the same. I’m so damn tired of investing 6 months a year into this team just to be disappointed every time.

______________________________________________________________________

You said it all for me. Even during the 90’s this team NEVER had a good offense and was always having to win 1 and 2 run games. I never have understood why.

BravesfaninWis

October 5th, 2012
7:19 pm

Just shows a 90+ win season means jack crap when u can’t even win a head to head wild card game, at home nonetheless. What a pathetic ass team, just f’n pathetic. Who remembers Conrad’s errors a few years ago? Who will remember the ones today by Chipper, Uggla, and Simmons? Different players, same tired ass routine. The laughing stock of baseball right here. Only played 1 more game than the Marlins, and every other team that was horrible this year. 1 f’n game better. That is what seperates a 90+ win team and a 60+ win team. Un f’n real.

Trey

October 5th, 2012
7:19 pm

mpimentel, then don’t be a fan.

Kevin Chop

October 5th, 2012
7:19 pm

Sad thing is that it doesn’t even hurt anymore

ball boy

October 5th, 2012
7:19 pm

talk about dying by the sward…their bats were due to haunt them in the playoffs…pathetic!

Chas

October 5th, 2012
7:19 pm

A pathetic embarrassment, by a team of CHOKE artists, since 2011. Unreal. Losers all, Aren’t you happy for (this) one more game, Chipper? You and your team exit as an embarrassment to playoff baseball. Great ending..

Atlanta Choke Braves

October 5th, 2012
7:19 pm

Please sell this franchise.

ChattTownBrian

October 5th, 2012
7:19 pm

I will miss Chipper a lot. This is kind of sad to be honest. But it is baseball and nobody said it was always pretty and nice. Just hate to see him go out on a final down note like this. Shame.

Hammer the Homer

October 5th, 2012
7:19 pm

hahaha lol @ Veer

David

October 5th, 2012
7:20 pm

I’m so tired of this team finding new ways to rip out my heart. This franchise is cursed in the strangest way. They so often make it to the big stage only to embarrass themselves once there. I feel like such a dolt, I really thought this year would be different.

Ahem

October 5th, 2012
7:20 pm

Just think, less than a month for the Hawks. lol

jerry

October 5th, 2012
7:20 pm

23-1. Guess what the 1 is.

Didn't Like My Name But I got Through Anyway

October 5th, 2012
7:20 pm

Chipper can retire to his ranch and think about his throw to Jason Heyward all winter! LMAO That is when this game turned, any way you slice it.

extremus

October 5th, 2012
7:20 pm

Anybody here a fan of the 1-game elimination right about now? Didn’t think so.

Sad to see Chipper Jones’ career end on the exact same pathetic note as Bobby Cox’s did (because at this point it sure seems headed that way). I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard “Best defense in baseball” this game in regard to an “uncharacteristic error”. And that’s why 1-game eliminations make zero sense. The St. Louis Cardinals just got a GIFT, both by the Braves defense and the fact that they make up 6 or 7 games in the standings in one contest.

Tomahawk!!

October 5th, 2012
7:21 pm

Can you feel that chicken bone? C H O K E over and over again C H O K E

PO Braves Fan

October 5th, 2012
7:21 pm

I am so mad I waste my entire season watching this team only to be disappointed once again. The Braves always freeze up. Maybe Chipper should take the team to HOOTERS (why people never mention this during season is beside me). Congrats on a great career on the field— off the field not so much.

Young Braves

October 5th, 2012
7:21 pm

I have seen the Braves make crazier come backs.

geno

October 5th, 2012
7:21 pm

just gotta tip your cap to the cards…..

Frumpy

October 5th, 2012
7:21 pm

DOB got your post game question ready?
1. Fredi – why did you call a squeeze?
2. Chipper – do you feel your error changed the game? braves never recovered?
3. Uggla – you batted crap all year and again choke on the big stage with an easy grounder. Will you earn your money next year?
4. Kimbrel – After which error did you start packing your gear, ready to go home?
5. Kimbrel – did you really expect to pitch tonight? you must have known your teammates wuld choke again?

Frumpy

October 5th, 2012
7:21 pm

DOB got your post game question ready?
1. Fredi – why did you call a squeeze?
2. Chipper – do you feel your error changed the game? braves never recovered?
3. Uggla – you batted crap all year and again choke on the big stage with an easy grounder. Will you earn your money next year?
4. Kimbrel – After which error did you start packing your gear, ready to go home?
5. Kimbrel – did you really expect to pitch tonight? you must have known your teammates wuld choke again?

Fredo

October 5th, 2012
7:21 pm

2 years in a row the Cards are going to make the NLDS solely because of the braves. Last year it was the epic collapse, this year it’s 4 unearned runs

team is just too nice

Choker Jones

October 5th, 2012
7:21 pm

It’s the fans’ fault…ever hear the “fool me once, shame on you…fool me twice, shame on me.” How many times are we going to be fooled as fans? We’re the one’s that keep lining up to go to games and pay money…well maybe not us right now on the blog…I wasn’t stupid enough to pay to go see the annual crapfest, but we are all to blame.

Joe

October 5th, 2012
7:21 pm

The Braves Management will brag on a great season and put up a little sign in rf.

DS1

October 5th, 2012
7:21 pm

Amen CTB. Chipper has given us years of great moments. One error will not change that.

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
7:21 pm

Maybe the infield made a pact to make a bunch of errors so that we would focus on their errors and Chipper didn’t get remembered as the cause for the braves loss at 3-2.
Instead they blew it open with poor play so that we figure Chipper’s error wouldn’t matter anyway.

Choppinmama

October 5th, 2012
7:21 pm

….and you can’t even say the Cardinals beat us. We are beating ourselves.

Uh oh. The tears are coming………

Braves #17 Fan

October 5th, 2012
7:21 pm

Fans in here are choking too. Typical reaction when the Braves lose. It reminds me of a discussion we had about those low-class American Idol contestants that would cuss and flip their finger to the camera when eliminated.

ryan

October 5th, 2012
7:21 pm

Bet the Nats dont like it that they cant play us. Freddi will never win a playoff game so fire his ass. We cant beat this darn LaRussa oh wait he isnt with them . MLB network picked Braves to win because of are bullpen hell we dont need them this game.

ray k

October 5th, 2012
7:21 pm

Bourn’s last at bat as a Brave?

Choker Jones

October 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

Clearly the Cards are a better team, morons! Are you watching the game?

Didn't Like My Name But I got Through Anyway

October 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

You had the lead. You had home field. You had everything in your favor.

You also had a rope around your neck and choked.

geno

October 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

good assessment, frump

geno

October 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

good assessment, frump

Ghost of Chipper Jones

October 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

Turn out the lights
The party’s over

Three ‘E’s started by CHIPPER. Thanx for the memories dog.

See you in COOPERSTOWN

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

My heart is breaking. It can’t end like this.

The 1 game where defense and baserunning are so important, we do this.

Georgie!!!! Let’s go guys.

Hammer the Homer

October 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

Time for a Brave late tomahawk rally…………………….its choke or bust…………

Atlanta Choke Braves

October 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

Too little too late biches!!!!!!!!!

brian

October 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

Great job constanza

btc

October 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

Time to break up this team.
Goodbye, Uggla.
If Bourn wants, $12M/yr, get it somewhere else.
Keep Freddie, J-Hey, Simmons and Prado. Build around that.

Young Braves

October 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

Braves have come back from bigger deficits before, even this year. Remember against the Nats?

Braves #17 Fan

October 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

@Joe – I’d do the same thing.

Frumpy

October 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

runner on 3rd, one out. braves all year have struggled to get this guy home, whats the chances?

LAG

October 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

I was a little concerned about Constanza PHing. Pleasant surprise.

playmeortrademe

October 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

Costanza triple = Tim Dwight kick return. Sigh.

BravesfaninWis

October 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

Seriously, all the homers come on here and all they can say is “dont be a fan then” really? Maybe you all don’t get disappointed because you all are use to failure yourselves. If you all aren’t pissed off, then you have no f’n business being on here calling other people out. So just shut the hell up.

BRAVESFAN1

October 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

I think I said the final score would be 6-3. Read my earlier post!

Nerdville

October 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

Poorly managed game by Fredi. Really bad choke job by the infield. Pathetic offense again. Medlen deserved better.

Braves = Choke.

October 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

What has Atlanta done to deserve this?

Braves #17 Fan

October 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

@btc – Must have hit Submit Comment just a fraction too early.

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
7:24 pm

Some body forgot to send Jose the memo that we are supposed to lose

crowhop

October 5th, 2012
7:24 pm

Same ole Braves. The biggest chokers in baseball.

Joe

October 5th, 2012
7:24 pm

Constanza can fly

brian

October 5th, 2012
7:24 pm

Cannot strike out here michael

Joe Torre

October 5th, 2012
7:24 pm

ur manager iz dumb. he haz no players ready for the game. fire him and I might haz work 4 u!

FIRE FREDDI

(the Braves win despite him, not because of him)

GTPhenom

October 5th, 2012
7:24 pm

Typical of a Braves team to find a way to choke in the playoffs. What’s next . . .

jerry

October 5th, 2012
7:24 pm

Shocked as a cuckolded preacher? It happens.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
7:24 pm

Well, that scores a run.

brian

October 5th, 2012
7:24 pm

I will take the run

Kris

October 5th, 2012
7:25 pm

The Braves couldn’t just get beat – they had to do it in the most humiliating way possible. A calamity of errors and poor managing all baked into an anemic offense – your 2012 Atlanta Braves.

Ghost of Chipper Jones

October 5th, 2012
7:25 pm

Almost richbrave time.

ray k

October 5th, 2012
7:25 pm

Lead down to 3 runs. No problem.
Oh, wait, this isn’t the 1999 Braves.

Didn't Like My Name But I got Through Anyway

October 5th, 2012
7:25 pm

Gotta move some of these losers in the off season.

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
7:25 pm

3 runs seem like Mt. Everest right now.

manolo

October 5th, 2012
7:26 pm

If we dont score here we are done.

geno

October 5th, 2012
7:26 pm

prado is due

GTPhenom

October 5th, 2012
7:26 pm

Would be nice to get at least one more in this inning. Don’t know if we have a chance without it . . .

Braves #17 Fan

October 5th, 2012
7:26 pm

@GTPhenom – Glad you could add some substance to the conversation.

manolo

October 5th, 2012
7:26 pm

If we dont score here we are done.

geno

October 5th, 2012
7:26 pm

prado is due

Choppinmama

October 5th, 2012
7:26 pm

………and we’re a good 2-out scoring team.

brian

October 5th, 2012
7:26 pm

Base runners. We need base runners. Then the big hit

geno

October 5th, 2012
7:26 pm

prado is due

Sparks

October 5th, 2012
7:26 pm

No, clearly the Cards are not a better team…I will never agree that one game can determine that. Clearly the Cards are leading and haven’t made as many defensive errors…errors that are rare for the Braves. Let’s keep it real.

Juan

October 5th, 2012
7:26 pm

Nerdville

October 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

Poorly managed game by Fredi.

What Gonzalez has to do with the ERROR?…

ray k

October 5th, 2012
7:26 pm

Okay, Heyward. Do something special.

Didn't Like My Name But I got Through Anyway

October 5th, 2012
7:26 pm

Only guy who did his job was Medlen. Pitched a clutch game. Defense and offense let him down.

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
7:26 pm

Without the errors, Braves win this game no question.

LAG

October 5th, 2012
7:27 pm

How can Constanza and Prado get hits after the game’s over?

Bobby's Cox

October 5th, 2012
7:27 pm

One more baserunner then give Chipper a chance at redemption

Lil' Barry Bailout (Unexpectedly Revised Downward)

October 5th, 2012
7:27 pm

The “big bats” are coming up…I bet the Cards are skeered.

brian

October 5th, 2012
7:27 pm

Love watching that chop. It has been sorely missed

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
7:27 pm

I don’t think this team is terrible, but I think so far they’ve played a terrible game. This is why I hate this playoff system.

The Blogger Formerly Known as Billy

October 5th, 2012
7:28 pm

Chipper tying runner in the inning….

Joe Torre

October 5th, 2012
7:28 pm

JUAN…

fredi has EVERYTHING to do with it because he doesn’t have his players’ heads in the game. wild sailing throws and pitches. skipper’s fault

Train Wreck Bystander

October 5th, 2012
7:28 pm

The patient still has a pulse…

ray k

October 5th, 2012
7:28 pm

Well, maybe Costanza just secured his spot as the lead off guy next year?
Bourn aint 9 million better, that’s for sure.

geno

October 5th, 2012
7:28 pm

its time….jhey reaches and then chipper for the tie….

The A Bomb

October 5th, 2012
7:28 pm

Dan Uggla. Veteran leader.

Hammer the Homer

October 5th, 2012
7:28 pm

This is the ballgame coming up right here fellas with this matchup…………………

stizz

October 5th, 2012
7:28 pm

Well, the Braves know they’re the better team, but can they better themselves to not shoot their foots off is the real question.

phil

October 5th, 2012
7:28 pm

A pulse….

But here comes Wayward. Sigh.

Juan

October 5th, 2012
7:28 pm

Nerdville
what Game are you watching????

MIdtown

October 5th, 2012
7:28 pm

Hate the chant, always have. Who would get the courage up to do away with it?

6 Finger 2 tooth Braves Fan

October 5th, 2012
7:29 pm

Wuts wrong out dere? Weez chokin! How cum we don’t know hows ta play baseball??
We stink lak ma sister!

Didn't Like My Name But I got Through Anyway

October 5th, 2012
7:29 pm

Chipper takes care of himself. He’s gone. Please let Bourn walk. Please move Uggla. Please don’t pick up Mac’s option. Please start over. This team is cursed.

David

October 5th, 2012
7:29 pm

Lord knows I don’t feel good about this but we’ve got a few more outs to work with n

playmeortrademe

October 5th, 2012
7:29 pm

If they go on to lose, I wish they would change everything. Logo. uniforms. Gid rid of the damn chop, they play it more than UT plays Rocky Top anyway. Take it all out to a dumpster, pour gasoline on it, and light a match. Call Chief Nok-a-homa and tell him we’re sorry. Anything.

Hetch Hetchy

October 5th, 2012
7:29 pm

Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally Rally

GTPhenom

October 5th, 2012
7:29 pm

Braves#17 fan, I’m still watching the game, and still pulling for the team, and just got done saying that without another run this inning I don’t like our chances. Maybe you haven’t been watching the Braves for all that long, but we’ve been through this routine far too often, and it will be really disappointing to see it happen again. Is that better for substance?

Braves #17 Fan

October 5th, 2012
7:30 pm

Bourn should stay.

choketober

October 5th, 2012
7:30 pm

I thought this was choptober not choketober!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GTPhenom

October 5th, 2012
7:30 pm

C’mon JHey, need to come up big here, good job!

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
7:30 pm

Ken Rosenthal ‏@Ken_Rosenthal
LHHs off #STLCards’ Rzepczynski this season: .255/.320/.362. #Braves’ Heyward vs. LHPs: .224/.280/.354.

Heyward! Let’s go Chipper! Redemption!!!!

ray k

October 5th, 2012
7:30 pm

That throw by Uggla might be the worst throw from a second baseman I have seen…ever.
It looked like he was TRYING to throw it into the stands.

Paul Wall

October 5th, 2012
7:30 pm

This ones on you chipper sissy

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
7:30 pm

Chipper coming to the plate!!!!
Redeem yourself haus!

count_schemula

October 5th, 2012
7:31 pm

Chipper is going to be DIALED IN here.

Bank on it.

geno

October 5th, 2012
7:31 pm

playmeortrademe

October 5th, 2012
7:31 pm

Chipper’s last at-bat right here. Will he make it count?

The A Bomb

October 5th, 2012
7:31 pm

Well if this is the last one, might as well….

Didn't Like My Name But I got Through Anyway

October 5th, 2012
7:31 pm

Now Chipper….come up and choke it.

Kevin

October 5th, 2012
7:31 pm

Typical Fredii/Bobby Managing. BOurne on first with no outs in the third and never attempts to steal becasue they are scared of Molina. Then he orders a safety squeeze with a slow runner on third and the pitcher on deck.

There is no suitable explanation for that squeeze call but typical passive approach to the game. Let Bourne run, if he gets thrown out tip your hat to the catcher! Just brutal.

Young Braves

October 5th, 2012
7:31 pm

phil

October 5th, 2012
7:31 pm

On you, Chipper….

Come on man…..

LAG

October 5th, 2012
7:31 pm

We talk about FG messing up, but Mike Matheny has micromanaged himself out of 2 outs this inning.

GTPhenom

October 5th, 2012
7:31 pm

Time for Chipper to make up for that error! Let’s Go Chip!!!

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
7:31 pm

Jason Heyward just earned a flair to left center off a left-handed relief specialist! Can we get a finish!

6 Finger 2 tooth Braves Fan

October 5th, 2012
7:31 pm

Yeah braves! It wuz da Tommy Hawk chop done did it. Maw, leave mah pants front be!!

Lance

October 5th, 2012
7:31 pm

Chipper time!!!

Bobby's Cox

October 5th, 2012
7:31 pm

Just a single chipper.

brian

October 5th, 2012
7:31 pm

This is why you play baseball

GTPhenom

October 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

Really chipper? that was soooo weak!

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

1st pitch to the 2nd baseman. Strand 2 in RISP. Sigh…

Trey

October 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

“Seriously, all the homers come on here and all they can say is “dont be a fan then” really? Maybe you all don’t get disappointed because you all are use to failure yourselves. If you all aren’t pissed off, then you have no f’n business being on here calling other people out. So just shut the hell up.” Bravesfaninwis

Oh, shove it, child. Sounds like Honey Boo Boo’s got more intelligence than you. I know I’m not a failure, I have a great job, great life. I can say more than don’t be a fan, boy, but I’m not going to risk getting banned. Someone get that boy his pacifier, before he breaks something. We’re all pissed, but many of us know they CAN come back from this.

GoNatsGo

October 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

Ohhh, Chipper…..

Fredo

October 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

first pitch swings are some of the best things thing baseball

Juan

October 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

Joe Torre

October 5th, 2012
7:28 pm
JUAN…

fredi has EVERYTHING to do with it because he doesn’t have his players’ heads in the game. wild sailing throws and pitches. skipper’s fault

Are you telling me that Fredi’s faulk of Chipper not been in the game…..
YOU DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT BASEBALL kid

Frumpy

October 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

geez first swing groundouts look bad

regular goy

October 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

and that’s that

brian

October 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

Good contact. Did not push the ball far enough right

njbraves

October 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

I knew he was going to swing at the first pitch…unreal.

ray k

October 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

mpimentel

October 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

CHIPPER DON’T GO OUT TO INFIELD AGAIN PLEASE!

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

Damn! Chipper had his chance for redemption and grounded out to leave two on the sacks!

6 Finger 2 tooth Braves Fan

October 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

Chipper how’d y’all get yer name?? Cause you all belongs in da Wood Chipper??

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

he looked like he didn’t even care.

Hammer the Homer

October 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

darn you………………Chipper choke Jones…………………….

ohhhhYEAH

October 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

Chipper checked out in the 3rd

LAG

October 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

:( And… yeah.

playmeortrademe

October 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

Last at bat. Last game. Goat. I wouldn’t wish that an anyone. Jeeeze.

phil

October 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

Kris

October 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

Chipper is awful today – yeah he’s had a great career, but he has been awful today.

Lil' Barry Bailout (Unexpectedly Revised Downward)

October 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

Pretty strong effort there, Chipper.

GTPhenom

October 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

It was crucial that we get at least one of those guys in. And we don’t. Go figure. That right there is pretty standard of any Braves team over the past twenty years. Blargh . . .

Hetch Hetchy

October 5th, 2012
7:33 pm

chipper wears the albatross

count_schemula

October 5th, 2012
7:33 pm

Chipper was not as DIALED IN as I had hoped.

Black clouds are swirling…

stizz

October 5th, 2012
7:33 pm

Thats the way Chipper should go. Man, the guy couldn’t care less anymore.

mpimentel

October 5th, 2012
7:33 pm

retire just NOW

ChattTownBrian

October 5th, 2012
7:33 pm

it just wasn’t meant to be fans. Sorry, but you have to look at it that way or you’re beating up yourself for something out of your control.

Just wasn’t meant to be. Except it and move on.

Kevin

October 5th, 2012
7:33 pm

Hard hit right at him!
He has been a great player, too bad he has to end with this type of team effort.

brian

October 5th, 2012
7:33 pm

Freeman, ugly, Ross, Simmons, and McCann hitting in the 8th. Have to turn over the lineup and get back to bourn

Bobby's Cox

October 5th, 2012
7:33 pm

At least we got one. Keep plugging away. 6 outs

Go Jackets

October 5th, 2012
7:33 pm

I thought only M. Vick could embarass us……way to go Chipper1. Kharma is a total Beeatch.

BRAVESFAN1

October 5th, 2012
7:33 pm

Great Chipper! WHat a JOKE!

Braves = Choke.

October 5th, 2012
7:33 pm

That was his last at-bat folks.

Daniel

October 5th, 2012
7:33 pm

And that Chipper at bat could very well be the last in his illustrious career. A weak groundout to second.

6 Finger 2 tooth Braves Fan

October 5th, 2012
7:34 pm

Maaaaww! Ah said leave mah pants front be!! Ah don want ta father no more sisters!!

geno

October 5th, 2012
7:34 pm

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
7:34 pm

John Kincade ‏@JohnKincade
Was that the last at bat for Chipper Jones in his career? It will take a rally to get him up again.

Jon Heyman ‏@JonHeymanCBS
chipper grounded out, ending threat. feeling is more larry than chipper at the moment. #cards lead, 6-3.

This is a great way for Chipper to end his career… not saying that if not for the error we win, but that sure sucked away the momentum

njbraves

October 5th, 2012
7:34 pm

First pitch swinging there is so god damn dumb.

N8

October 5th, 2012
7:34 pm

What a weak end to a great career.

Hammer the Homer

October 5th, 2012
7:34 pm

Think the fans should have their ticket money refunded on the way outta the gates !

The A Bomb

October 5th, 2012
7:34 pm

Veer

October 5th, 2012
7:34 pm

CHIPPER CANT RETIRE SOONE NOUGH. BASEHIT WOULD MADE IT A 1 RUN GAME.

John Lenin

October 5th, 2012
7:35 pm

It’s been fun guys…we’ll do it again next year. At least I don’t have to look at HomoSolo’s vomit for a few months. Nephew, I will not miss you either.

Chas

October 5th, 2012
7:35 pm

Two in scoring position…HOF Chipper, whose error led to two / three runs…spits it out on the first pitch….Another memory bank moment, for Chipper’s last at bat. One hell of a way to end your career. You had your shot…you couldn’t do anything with it. Sad.

mpimentel

October 5th, 2012
7:35 pm

I will never ever ever EVER see a braves”s playoff game again…

BravesfaninWis

October 5th, 2012
7:35 pm

Thanks Hoss. Way to swing at the first pitch and ruin a rally just like your error ruined this game. I bet this is the way you wanted to go out huh Hoss? Atta boy.

LAG

October 5th, 2012
7:35 pm

Just for fun, I decided to look up Chipper’s career playoff stats. .288 BA, 13 HR, 47 RBI.

Also, I found out that this was Chipper’s first playoff game since 2005. Hadn’t thought about it before.

Kris

October 5th, 2012
7:35 pm

When we really need Chipper to do something he comes up short. He’s supposed to be the veteran providing leadership in these situations, but instead his shakiness has got the whole team playing nervous baseball.

ATLien

October 5th, 2012
7:35 pm

Chipper is a notorious playoff choker. NOTORIOUS. Jeez, he has a chance to redeem himself for letting the Cards get the upper hand and he GROUNDS OUT meekly on the first pitch NO LESS. GO HOME U SUCK and Have sucked 4 YEARS in post season play

jed

October 5th, 2012
7:36 pm

hmmm…yeah…hate to see chip go out like this. just sorta sad.

6 Finger 2 tooth Braves Fan

October 5th, 2012
7:36 pm

Obviously dese Braves don belong no play offs!

phil

October 5th, 2012
7:36 pm

Elway….champion
Strahan….champion
Robinson….champion

Chipper….not even close.

(retirement seasons)

It is our Atlanta destiny….

stizz

October 5th, 2012
7:36 pm

Chipper laying down the blueprint on how to go out.

6 Finger 2 tooth Braves Fan

October 5th, 2012
7:37 pm

Man, we got NO pitching! Maaaw I said stop!

Uncle Tom

October 5th, 2012
7:37 pm

The Braves are like an I Love Lucy rerun. You know how it’s going to end because you’ve seen the same thing at least a thousands times before.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
7:37 pm

Seeing eye singles now….

At this point, having Mac or Ross in there doesn’t matter…

GTPhenom

October 5th, 2012
7:37 pm

Now O’Flaherty looking shaky. Damn . . .

mpimentel

October 5th, 2012
7:37 pm

I hope molina hit a homer

geno

October 5th, 2012
7:37 pm

Fredo

October 5th, 2012
7:37 pm

their hits have finally matched their run total

slinky

October 5th, 2012
7:37 pm

Turn out the light, Chipper’s party is over…

ohhhhYEAH

October 5th, 2012
7:37 pm

You idiots know that NOBODY gets a hit EVERY time right? We wouldnt be where we are without what he did for us this year.

Phil…..get the hell out of here with your BS because no one needs it right now.

Hammer the Homer

October 5th, 2012
7:38 pm

man he will have to live with this moment for the rest of his days……………give em a Saints Sack to hide under

N8

October 5th, 2012
7:38 pm

Other than Ross, the whole team sh!t themselves today. Even Medlen wasn’t as “on”. Any other start this year, he finds a way to get out of that inning without 3 runs scoring. It was a horrible 2 strike pitch to Holliday on the HR making it 4-2. So don’t cry for medlen. He failed as well, but only because of the high standards he set for himself.

Oh well.

But Ross was the only one who realized how big the game was….. and actually stepped up.

Lakewood

October 5th, 2012
7:38 pm

Chipper could have atoned for the error right there. Not the best way to go out. I love watching him play but I won’t ever forget his performance tonight.

Grego

October 5th, 2012
7:38 pm

This is simply a team that has NO winning aura. Yes, they won 90something games, however, it had that ‘walk on a very thin line’ feel to it all year long. A bit like when they made it a couple years ago with Glaus and co. They always choke in the big games…
Chipper swing at first pitch in the 7th with runners on 2nd and 3rd is perfect illustration.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
7:39 pm

Coulda used that earlier… thank goodness Freddie is tall.

manolo

October 5th, 2012
7:39 pm

When you hit 4th a guy who admits hes tired and ready to leave, what do u expect?

Train Wreck Bystander

October 5th, 2012
7:39 pm

Still a pulse… get the paddles…

B. Thenet

October 5th, 2012
7:39 pm

Chipper Jones- Mr. Anti-Clutch. Has been for most of his post season career.

GTPhenom

October 5th, 2012
7:39 pm

Uggla almost screwed the pooch on that one as well. Damn . . .

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
7:39 pm

Almost another huge error!
Really, I don’t mind seeing the Cards win this game straight up, I just HATE seeing the braves give it to them with horrible plays.

LAG

October 5th, 2012
7:39 pm

Freddie Freeman = “adequate” at 1B? My behind…

BravesfaninWis

October 5th, 2012
7:39 pm

My son definitely is not growing up a Braves fan. I would rather him grow up a Brewers fan and have no hope versus being let down year after year. Good thing he is to young to witness this crap.

jed

October 5th, 2012
7:39 pm

nice throw uggla! lucky you got FF over there, ya bum!

njbraves

October 5th, 2012
7:39 pm

Dan Uggla should never play another game for the Braves.

Lance

October 5th, 2012
7:39 pm

Excellent save Freddie!

Frumpy

October 5th, 2012
7:39 pm

Well done Freddie, only infielder to play good defense. Where was that play earlier chip? lol. Such a bad way for chip to go out. oh well

geno

October 5th, 2012
7:39 pm

prado to 2nd?….please?

phil

October 5th, 2012
7:39 pm

Uggla is an absolute waste…..

Release the guy and eat his contract…..good grief.

6 Finger 2 tooth Braves Fan

October 5th, 2012
7:39 pm

Yeah. All right Ma, let’s go make us a sister!

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
7:39 pm

Chipper just made the play he should have made earlier! Uggla’s throw to first was way high but Freeman bailed him out to record the snag and the tag!

Braves have done it before. Score four with six outs left. It isn’t over. But, it’s getting late!

SOS Braves

October 5th, 2012
7:40 pm

FUGGLA. What a loser. Of course he is on the right team. A team of LOSERS.

Brian from Villa Rica

October 5th, 2012
7:40 pm

We all talked about how we would win but deep down we knew we would lose. Nothing clutch from this team in 20 years. To be honest, we are lucky as hell to have the one title that we do. Was born here 42 years ago and the Falcons, Braves and Hawks continue to screw me over and will continue to do so. Curious to see how the Falcons will break my heart this year. These are my teams and this is my life.

Chipper = Post Season BUST

October 5th, 2012
7:40 pm

I would rather see Francisco give 100% than Chipper giving 50%!

The A Bomb

October 5th, 2012
7:40 pm

Worst part is how the Braves have been an epic fail in big games at home.

Turner Field is ZERO advantage for a team that relies on home run “hitters” like Caveman Uggla. He is brutal despite the Sabergeeks seeing some sort of upside.

Hammer the Homer

October 5th, 2012
7:40 pm

Braves do well in the regular season but always pull this crap in the playoffs

Veer

October 5th, 2012
7:40 pm

This loss is on Chipper and Gonzalez.
Chipper for costing us 3 runs and failing to get key hit and Gonzalez for opting to bunt with Simmons and using Durbins.

Pahtetic man. Many of you have more common sense then the moves Gonzalez made

Joe

October 5th, 2012
7:40 pm

I hope Bourn stays but I know from MLB that Nationals , Giants and NNY are interested. Uggla take anything for him.

Braves = Choke.

October 5th, 2012
7:41 pm

Chipper cost us this game.

Frumpy

October 5th, 2012
7:41 pm

agree with other posters, I can handle the braves losing, but the fact they have given them the game on a silver plate through terrible defense is so frustrating. even then uggla tried to throw it away

Wutehvah

October 5th, 2012
7:41 pm

It’s mot over yet folks… Gotta play 9… Come on Braves!! Show some fight.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
7:41 pm

JIM BOWDEN ‏@JimBowdenESPNxm
Looks like Uggla is getting Steve Sax, Chuck Knoblauch disease….ouch

phil

October 5th, 2012
7:41 pm

OhhhhhYeah = mush head moron

mpimentel

October 5th, 2012
7:42 pm

this is my last post ever,,,,it had been a shame been a braves fan…get lost all of you!

GTPhenom

October 5th, 2012
7:42 pm

I’m ready for the Uggla experiment to be over and done with. For the money we’ve been paying the guy, we have NOT been getting what is expected. Yet again, an example of a terrible sign by the Braves front office.

On a brighter note, the game fortunately isn’t over . . . . yet. Need to get a few here in the bottom of the 8th and not save it all for the 9th . . .

Joe

October 5th, 2012
7:42 pm

Hadn’t won a play-off game since 2001

geno

October 5th, 2012
7:42 pm

NO MORE FREDI

October 5th, 2012
7:42 pm

I asked you guys why you would want this team in the playoffs back in August. I ask again… why did you want the Braves in the playoffs? Sure we all want to win in the postseason but if you watched the same team I did all year, you kinda knew this would be the team to show up tonight.

phil

October 5th, 2012
7:42 pm

Boggs will destroy us here….

6 Finger 2 tooth Braves Fan

October 5th, 2012
7:42 pm

It’s all over. Tommy Hawk Chop didn’t work again this year.

phil

October 5th, 2012
7:44 pm

mpimentel
October 5th, 2012
7:42 pm

this is my last post ever,,,,it had been a shame been a braves fan…get lost all of you!

**********
finally…..see ya!

geno

October 5th, 2012
7:44 pm

teir pen is vulnerable….

Hammer the Homer

October 5th, 2012
7:44 pm

lol @ Wutehvah …….thats like telling a beat up boxer who wants out to get back in dere……….lmao

Didn't Like My Name But I got Through Anyway

October 5th, 2012
7:44 pm

Do other teams actually laugh at the Braves? Just curious.

George_George

October 5th, 2012
7:44 pm

What a sad way for CHIPPER to leave us. Hate to say it but his head was not in game. I am refering to his “I am not nervous” remark. He just wanted game to be over,

geno

October 5th, 2012
7:45 pm

pinch hit for uggs…

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
7:45 pm

There’s a start.

bitman

October 5th, 2012
7:45 pm

Not the way I wanted to see #10 end his career here. I’m sure it’s not the way he wanted it either. As far as having a curse goes, we don’t need one; we have Uggla and Fredi.

wetzoodirt

October 5th, 2012
7:45 pm

Once again HAWKS are still the best team in town until someone else win a playoff game

brave

October 5th, 2012
7:45 pm

Wait ’til next century, oops, I meant millennium. They will get it done then, they just need a little practice for heaven baseball.

Trey

October 5th, 2012
7:45 pm

I am definitely going to miss Chipper. Hopefully, we can make a come back. Jones deserves to play in the WS, one last time.

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
7:46 pm

Freeman on the bases for the third time in the game! Dan Uggla gets another chance to make a statement in his first postseason game.