Ex-Brave McLouth has home run, great catch

Former Brave Nate McLouth had a home run, double, and a great catch that he turned into a double play Thursday night for the Orioles in the American League Division Series against the Yankees.

McLouth homered off Phil Hughes in the top of the fifth, then he ran down Jayson Nix’s drive in the bottom of the inning. After making the catch, he threw the ball in to shortstop J.J. Hardy, who relayed the ball to first to retire Yankees baserunner Russell Martin for a double play.

McLouth also walked in one of his plate appearances. He hit just .228 in his last season with the Braves in 2011.

Yankees fans react as Baltimore Orioles left fielder Nate McLouth catches a ball hit by Yankees' Jayson Nix during the fifth inning.

Yankees fans react as Baltimore Orioles left fielder Nate McLouth catches a ball hit by Yankees' Jayson Nix during the fifth inning.

Another ex-Brave, Adam LaRoche hit a home run for the Nationals in a 2-1 win over the Cardinals in the NLDS. LaRoche, who had 33 homers in the regular season, has two homers in the series.

Other former Braves active in Thursday’s games:

– Rafael Soriano pitched two innings for the Yankees, allowing just one hit. He also picked off a baserunner.

– Mark Teixeira of the Yankees walked three times.

– Derek Lowe pitched a third of an inning for the Yankees, allowing no hits or runs.

– Boone Logan pitched a third of an inning for the Yankees, allowing no hits or runs.

– Gregor Blanco of the Giants was 1-for-4 and scored a run.

– Omar Infante played second for the Tigers against the A’s and had two hits and scored two runs.

27 comments Add your comment


October 11th, 2012
11:39 pm

typical, ex-Braves turn into heroes, and we end up with an uggla……………….

TN Hawk

October 12th, 2012
12:08 am

So what’s your point?


October 12th, 2012
12:37 am

The point is, for those who are perceptive, that the Braves management seems to get rid of bona fide and legitimate players who end up going farther into the playoffs than the Braves players they actually keep do. For those of you who were so overly optimistic this year right up to the one game playoff loss, aren’t you really looking forward to the same thing next year? That’s the way it will be as long as Liberty Media is the owner and Fredi Gonzalez is the manager.

Day Old Fries

October 12th, 2012
12:52 am

silly meaningless Braves fans…so hopeless…so cute.

Mike Luck

October 12th, 2012
1:11 am

Late update: Derek Lowe pitched a third of an inning for the Yankees.

What about Bobby?

October 12th, 2012
1:15 am

Perhaps there’s been some that prospered after being let go by the Braves the last few years, but what about all those years the Braves would obtain players and their perfomance improved because they were playing for a top-flight organization and a Hall of Fame manager?


October 12th, 2012
6:07 am

I remember the days when someone was let go by the Braves, they had to simply retire. No one wanted them – this was the last stop on the last train to Loserville.
So look at the bright side – our rejects are valued by other teams because we have a better organization with better talent. Not every trade or ‘let go’ turns out bad – or good. It’s baseball!


October 12th, 2012
7:09 am

Braves are just like UGA…. choke artists.

Dont forget about Omar Infante with the Tigers, Adam Wainwright with the Cards, Mark DeRosa with the Nats, the left fielder for the Giants etc etc etc
The best chance any Braves will have to win a world series is going to another team.

steve brown

October 12th, 2012
7:33 am

Hope is on the way. We can now afford at least 2 full time players for the amount we have paying one part time player for the last seven years.


October 12th, 2012
7:58 am

So what about the opposite. The law of averages would suggest that we should have acquired some people that were so-so or solid but after becoming Braves really took off…..I’m struggling to think of these examples. That alone says something (maybe just about my memory), but if there aren’t the converse sort of stories, then that would suggest our ‘picker’ is broken and/or our managers and coaches don’t know how to get the best out of their players. Please help here with the opposite examples.


October 12th, 2012
8:28 am

Nate McClouth had a double a home run while with the Braves. The problem was it took him two season to accomplish it. He was hurt while he was here and never performed at his gold glove standard


October 12th, 2012
8:30 am

Omar Infante and Martin Prado were two guys who blossomed with the Braves.


October 12th, 2012
8:32 am

quit talking about Derek Lowe like he was any good. He could always go out and get one guy out now and then. Fifteen million for one out would be insane and we would hate him for it.


October 12th, 2012
8:38 am

If we had the players that the Yankees have we could celebrate the successes of role players and has beens too. Andruw Jones comes in and plays and strikes out 4 times is lazy on a fly ball and the Yankees still win so noone even mentions Andruw. A couple of times a year he plays hard and is successful and we feel like it was a mistake to trade him. Escobar is still a nut. Andruw is still alump. LaRoche strikes out alot is a lousy first baseman can not run but he hit 33 homers so think we lost soemething . In Atlanta he was always gimpy too. These huys would not help the Braves win the WS anymore tan they are the reasons their teams compete now.


October 12th, 2012
8:40 am

The irony makes me ill.
Derek Lowe….aren’t we also paying for him to play?
Nate McClouth …ugh. He must be a cold weather climate species.
Gregor …congrats!

Cant we get Omar back?


October 12th, 2012
8:44 am

Using the descriptions based on a couple of stats lets see why the Marlins should be kicking themselves over Dan Uggla. No second basemen displays the power that Uggla has shown over 8 seasons. He leads the league in walks so he must have the strike zone mastered. He is great in the locker room and you never hear his teammates say anything but good things about him. All these things are true but I doubt the Marlins miss his slow ,strikeout no range no clutch 13 million dollar butt in their lineup.

The Grinch

October 12th, 2012
8:44 am

Anyone who thinks we lost out on Nate McLouth obviously wasn’t watching him when he was here.

native atlantan

October 12th, 2012
8:56 am

History keeps showing us the Braves, Hawks, and Falcons in the playoffs are one round and down, and dont give us that BS that most teams would be happy just to make the playoffs and a chance.


October 12th, 2012
8:59 am

Pointless discussion of what former Braves are doing. With the way players move around between teams, you can make up a list of ex-(name the team) players who are in the playoffs and a (much larger) list of players from those same teams who had terrible years.


October 12th, 2012
10:01 am

I always liked LaRoache but I wouldn’t trade him for Freeman. McOut and Lowe had every opportunity to contribute and failed. But Feliz, Harrison, and Andrus would have made a difference.


October 12th, 2012
10:39 am

Braves Fans:

Put Some McLouth in Your Mouth!

Bum Steer

October 12th, 2012
11:18 am

McLouse is nothing more than a BUM who is seeking a new contract………He is what he is……a washed up outfielder getting a few more minutes of fame.Watch what will happen after the O’s sign him to a fat contract after the postseason…..he will revert to being a BUM again!


October 12th, 2012
11:20 am

Ex-Brave’s outfielders+Roids=players who can finally hit

Wren Hater

October 12th, 2012
11:38 am


October 12th, 2012
12:15 pm

its the curse of MARQUIS GRISSOM!

DUMBEST TRADE EVER! (Worse than Brett Butler)


October 14th, 2012
12:00 pm

Everyone plays better once they leave the Braves!


October 14th, 2012
12:39 pm

Ditto TN Hawk. What is your point Mr. Luck? Or did you just have to fill up some space. Everybody loves to talk about what bad teams and fans Atlanta has. What about the pathetic sports writers we wind up with here after they have been kicked out of their previous jobs!!!