August 01, 2010

Show #119: The Weak that Was

The End of a Miserable Road Trip, Our Big Trade, What Lies Ahead



324 Responses to “Show #119: The Weak that Was”

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  1. 251
    Nate Says:

    Our bargain bin offense blows.

  2. 252
    Bub Says:

    [explicit language]

  3. 253
    Curt Says:

    I’m still pissed. I dreamed about the game I was so mad.

  4. 254
    Mara Wanna Says:

    To get beat and have the Phillies win a helll of a game would be sad. To lose cause Wags gives up a save more wounding but come on…how many games can you expect to win with 1 or 2 runs? To lose because of lack if focus? I need a break. I literally cannot watch. Hope that doesn’t make me a bad fan but I just need a couple days to clear my head. Kate, Anne, don’t let the podcast go to pot without me.

  5. 255
    Nate Says:

    There is a reason the Cards did not resign Rick Ankiel (As was mentioned on this week’s show). Bobby really needs to stop playing him against lefties. His game against Santana was a fluke. Last night is what Rick does against lefties. The Blanco-Chavez trade actually made the Braves worse because Rick Ankiel will now start every game.
    Our only hit from first base this week was the Hinske home run. These things are killing a first place team. I still can’t believe he threw Moylan out for a second inning. He’s never been a good multiple innings pitcher. He already has too many innings this year as is. Why send him out for another last night? Was it past Bobby’s bed time? Obviously I am not over last night’s game. I just got so ranty on the Braves and didn’t even have to mention not hitting with RISP.

  6. 256
    Nate Says:

    #253 and 254, good to see I’m not alone.

  7. 257
    Nate Says:

    Do we have to put a hit out on Troy Glaus to get Freddie Freeman to Atlanta? Can Mike Minor sneak him in his luggage when he comes to Atlanta next week?

  8. 258
    Curt Says:

    From the SF Chronicle:

    The Giants did the little things Friday night. They hit into errors. Stood at the plate watching errant pitches whiz by. Waited in the gift line.

    In a game that suggested hits can be overrated, the Giants beat the Braves 3-2. Without the benefit of a hit to spark their rallies, they tied the game in the ninth and won it in the 11th.

    Read more:

  9. 259
    Bub Says:

    Glaus in the line up again. I’m thinking of taking a break, too. They’ve got one game to keep me around. To show that they are as outdone about last night as I am.

    Tonight = zero errors and .333 with RISP or I’m taking a week off.

  10. 260
    Bub Says:

    DOB, first with the so-the-Braves-haven’t-said-jack-to-you? question to KK, and now the Stat of the Day being called “Glaus’ Slump and Incentive Clauses” seems to have taken a slight turn to a riskier line with the team. I like it. The soft Atl media, which I would never want to be as ridiculous as NY, has nevertheless enabled a lot of the b.s. that goes on in the organization.

  11. 261
    Bub Says:

    Also, they need to put Heyward on a 4-on, 3-off schudule and rest the thumb no matter what it does to the standings. The thumb is obviously not resting enough and now we are flirting with damaging our future. Schafer just went to the DL again with the same hand injury from 2 years ago. It’s beyond stupid to risk it with Heyward. If we can keep Glaus in the game to pay his rickety ass his incentives, we can play an outfield of Melky/Ankiel/Diaz to protect our Pujols. Team is showing all kinds of ineptitude right now.

    How can anybody buy the disappearance of power in Heyward that was with him his entire minor league career and during his first month in the bigs? He’s hitting ground balls. He’s hurt.

  12. 262
    Bub Says:

    On a postivie note, Alex Gonzalez arrived in Atlanta with a .797 OPS, and going into today’s game, it sits at exactly .797 again. He might sustain his production after all.

  13. 263
    Curt Says:

    Bub, I want to respond to your question about the team and big contracts, I just haven’t had the time. I will soon. As you imagine, I have some strong thoughts on that subject.

    They are tough to watch. And tougher with Glaus continuing to play. I know Huff is a lefty, but I really wanted him to be our one year stopgap. Of course he is making $5 mill, and also hitting .300 with 20 homers.

    This is nothing short of a massive choke job. The timely hitting, blown saves, errors. It’s amateur hour and they seem content watching it happen. Maybe Wagner should be cooled off for a while. Let Venters or someone else close. They have to shake things up. I’m betting we are in 2nd come Monday when we lose 3 of 4 to the Giants.

  14. 264
    Bub Says:

    Curt, this coming offseason is their last chance to prove to me they’ll ever spend again under this regime. They’ve clearly cut payroll and brushed it under the rug. The Wagner contract was the only sign of life.

    I think there’s a 50/50 chance they’ll make a big splash this winter, even with Chipper still on the team. They really need to spend some money soon. The legend of the Big Bat dates back to 2008 now. Need a player.

  15. 265
    Bub Says:

    Curt, you really think the Braves will lose 3 of 4 to San Fran at home? With Hudson and Lowe going and the Giants having to deal with this heat?

  16. 266
    Bub Says:

    Gotta get Heyward out of the 2 spot.

  17. 267
    Bub Says:

    0 for 1 with RISP.

    And counting.

  18. 268
    Nate Says:

    Yeah, Heyward hasn’t been the same since he took that weird swing in the 9th at Cincinnati last Saturday.

  19. 269
    Bub Says:

    Who could have predicted a GIDP from Troy Glaus?

  20. 270
    Bub Says:

    I hope Glaus hits into 4 double plays tonight. Bobby needs to be stared in the face with this sh*t. He’s not completely unable to read writing on the wall, but it has to be in neon paint marker.

  21. 271
    Nate Says:

    Don and Jim: Freeman is already 2-2 w/ 2 RBI and a 2B

  22. 272
    Bub Says:

    Meanwhile in Gwinnett, Freeman 2 for his first 2 at bats. A double and 2 RBI’s.

    .301 batting average now. June, July, and August numbers really soaring.

  23. 273
    Bub Says:

    Heh… great minds.

  24. 274
    Bub Says:

    Freeman just hit another RBI double.

    3 for 3, 3 RBI’s, 2 doubles.

    While our guy hits into a double play.

    Wren, sometimes the stories just write themselves. Do it.

  25. 275
    Nate Says:

    It is killing me that FF is killing it while Glaus kills the Braves.

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