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.
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.
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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.