June 27, 2010

Show #113: Braves’ First Losing Week Since Early May

ChiSox and Tigers.  Phillies “home” games.  An OF bat.  And the injury bug.



344 Responses to “Show #113: Braves’ First Losing Week Since Early May”

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  1. 101
    Nate Says:

    BBT just mentioned Heyward to DL rumor…

  2. 102
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Kawakami will move to the bullpen to open spot for Jurrjens.

    Per DOB. Talk amongst yourselves.

  3. 103
    Nate Says:

    I guess it’s not a rumor. Thanks for that insider info, Steve. I was thinking the same thing. I think it’s better to shut him down for a while so he can maybe come back in MANBEAST form for the second half. I’d like to see Omar get some more starts in the outfield. Diaz has been doing well at Gwinett, too, so maybe there’s hope for him. I hope McLouth retires.

  4. 104
    Steve Says:

    DOB just reported KK to the bullpen. And Diaz to be activated tomorrow. Wow.

  5. 105
    Nate Says:

    Mara, where did you see that? Is it on the blog. I am crazy excited about Meds staying in the rotation. I wish KK would retire with McLouth.

  6. 106
    Nate Says:

    Wow indeed Steve. We all got what we hoped for, but I don’t think any of us expected it.

  7. 107
    Nate Says:

    I do understand the argument for Strasburg going to the All-Star game, and I agree that he is one of the best 12 pitchers in the league. I just hope he doesn’t get Huddy’s spot, which he shouldn’t.

  8. 108
    Nate Says:

    Per BBT, there’s a rift between Torre and Dodgers on contract talks. I wouldn’t mind seeing him in a Braves uniform at the helm. Especially if he could bring Mattingly with him. Probably a long shot, though, particularly with Fredi being available.

  9. 109
    Cledus Says:

    Nate, careful what you wish for..I think KK suffers a bit from Steve Avery Syndrome AKA No run support! Sorry not to share the joy tonight but I was giving a banjo lesson (yes, I said Banjo) so stop your snickering out there! My student is gracious enough to practice her exercises while I have the tv on with sound turned down…heh heh heh! I explained to her the significance of S’Berg pitching and we took a short break in the home half of the 7th. Glorious stuff…errors and all!

    I look forward to Diaz coming back. Heyward can use some time off as Chipper and McCann heat up.

    I just scanned through the comments and haven’t had time to listen to the show. Go Braves!

  10. 110
    Bub Selig Says:

    Heyward to the DL according to some posters on the dark side. Haven’t seen it myself. I kind of hope so. Needs to heal.

  11. 111
    Mara Wanna Says:

    No snickering Cledus…banjo is freaking awesome and so is your student! How fun that you got to stop your lesson to watch baseball!

  12. 112
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Welcome to comments 100-111 Bubdylan. :) We know what’s on the downlow on this website…thanks to Twitter (to answer Nate’s question).

  13. 113
    Bub Selig Says:

    lol, DOH!

    This just in. We beat Strasburg!

  14. 114
    Nate Says:

    Cledus, as a Tennessee man, I have mucho respecto for banjo players. The dexterity required to play that instrument is very hard to develop, and I love the sound.

  15. 115
    Bub Selig Says:


    Just look at it. In all its glory. Might be bumpy for a couple weeks, but this will even out into a rockin’ rotation in the second half.

    And with Minor’s promotion today – oh my goodness, I just realized: they’re doing exaclty what I said! They’re planning to keep Meds in the rotation until the # of innings gets dangerous, and then promote Minor!! I’m a genius!!!

  16. 116
    Mara Wanna Says:

    I don’t understand. What do you mean “They’re planning to keep Meds in the rotation until the # of innings gets dangerous, and then promote Minor!”

  17. 117
    Mara Wanna Says:

    I’m watching the bottom of the seventh. Nats look just silly.

  18. 118
    Bub Selig Says:

    Mara, Medlen only pitched (small # I can’t remember) innings last season. It’s dangerous to arm health of young pitchers to increase the load too much from one year to the next. If he pitched the typical # of innings for the rest of his starts this year, the increase could get close to 80 innings, I think. Way too much.

    One way to combat that is to skip him when there’s an offday. But another perfectly good way is to get close to the desired number – but not too close, cuz you’ll still want him available for relief – and then replace him.

    Voila. Mike Minor.

  19. 119
    Bubdylan Says:

    Heady Times, as Stevie says. In one day:

    1. Braves beat Strasburg
    2. Philles get hammered.
    3. Mets get hammered.
    4. Medlen in!
    5. Kawakami out!
    6. J-Hey to the DL
    7. Diaz returns.
    8. Minor promoted to AAA

    Wow! I’m going to be up all night.

  20. 120
    Bubdylan Says:


  21. 121
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Super Dee-duper baseball night fo’ shizzle. So were you terribly funny in your darkside comments? If so, I will have to go searching for the hilarious Bubdylan posts.

    TS3 rocks.

  22. 122
    Bubdylan Says:

    Meh. Not really. Not in an especially funny mood. But especially HAP HAP HAPPY!!!

    High on some severe Braves love. What a year, and it’s not half over. Can you list the great games? This one was right up there. Steve said it right, we had a gameplan versus this kid, and it worked. Just awesome, awesome stuff.

  23. 123
    Steve Says:

    Bub – Love you r#119. Can you guys remember a more eventful day? And a Monday no less. I absolutely have an extra hop in my step this morning.

  24. 124
    Nate Says:

    Steve, no I can’t. Bub, for me, that game is number 2 behind the Brooks Conrad walk-off grand slam.

  25. 125
    Steve Says:

    And how about Opening Day? Or the Phillies game with the Heward/Glaus/McLouth homers? Or the Brooks squeeze against the Twins? The Glaus bottom of the ninth homer against KC? So many memorable games already this year.

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