Uh-oh. So we spend a good bit of time on Chipper in the show, we’re not too worried, etc, etc. unless, of course, this is a pattern for the year, he’s getting too old, he’ll get hurt again. And news of his back locking up just hits. Not good.
Oh boy, typical Chipper I guess. Podcast was good this week but it felt too short. Glaus has been so-so, Prado is a beast and Heyward hit his third home run of the year tonight. Offense needs to turn it up a little, but hopefully we can clobber the Padres and take care of business back at turner against the rockies this week.
Thank you Steve for FINNNNNNNNNALLLLLLLY mentioning Martin Prado’s .600 BA. Again, I ask…what does he have to do to get noticed! When you google “unsung hero” there is a picture of Martin Prado and raving reviews about his value to this team. Other than that, good show. I think the offense is going to figure it out. I think Glaus is going to bust through the ceiling sooner rather than later. I’m still excited. I am the ultimate homer who expects the Braves to win every game and until the math makes it impossible I plan on their winning the NL East and the wild card all at the same time.
What are the chances of having a pitcher have his worst start of his career… agaist the Padres… at Petco… and THEN, having a second pitcher come in and give up MORE hits and runs than the guy who set the personal record????
Jo Jo: 10 hits, 3 walks, 9 runs in 3.1 innings. How does this man get AAA hitter out? I don’t understand it.
This is Jo Jo’s last stand, clearly. They might have even been holding out hope that he actually might pitch well out of the pen and help the team or be a viable piece in a trade. This outing helps none of those possibilities.
I keep telling myself it’s only one game. And it’s early. But this does really feel like the first half of last year. Scraping together barely enough runs for our good pitching to keep us in games and then, the occassional bad starting pitching performance and we look completely outclassed. Depressing indeed. And the off day today just makes it worse. All of that said, string a few good games together and this is all forgotten.
Now Steve, I just re listened to the podcast, cause I’m a nerd, and you made me feel better. At the end of the show you said the offense would figure it out. I think you’re right. I’m kinda glad for the day off. Everyone can sleep in, get rested, adjust to Pacific time etc.
Question: why not put Prado as leadoff? I don’t know a lot about figuring out who goes where in a lineup but it seems you would want #1 to get on base. Why not Marteeeeen?