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”

  1. 1
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Love the title. Listening to the show while running errands with my very special sister makes me hesitant to comment. I’m not good at lestening to two conversations at one time. I do remember Curt saying something about not being as pessimistic as Hammy so…heh, that tells you how well I was listening. I clearly remember Hammy lamenting the loss of Prado and how it might ruin our run (you wil NEVER live it down). So the road trip was bad, very bad. But I DO find minimal comfort in the GNats almost sweeping the Phillies. Obviously they are on a roll. I was very disappointed in Ankiel but it’s one game. Troy is a power hitter and aren’t they natorious for being streaky? Maybe the professor can see how streaky his fab 2008 run was. Heyward’s clutch double was encouraging. All of that to say, Mrs. Mary Sunshine feels hesitant yet hopeful. Make sense?

  2. 2
    Kate Says:

    Braves lineup:1. Infante 2B, 2. Heyward RF, 3. Jones 3B, 4. Diaz LF, 5. Gonzalez SS, 6. Glaus 1B, 7. Ankiel CF, 8. Ross C, 9. Hudson P

  3. 3
    Mara Wanna Says:

    What do you think Kate? Can we hold our fragile lead during the homestand?

  4. 4
    Nate Says:

    Good show guys. Very humorous in a time of despair.
    2 Things on tonight’s lineup: Bravo for the shuffle, Bobby, but why is Ankiel playing against a lefty? Why, if he is playing, is he hitting in front of Ross? Just a couple thoughts…

    Is this the dawn of seeing Rick Ankiel play more than he should?

  5. 5
    Curt Says:

    Apparently Bobby doesn’t get the data showing Ankiel hitting .180 against lefties.

    And yes, I think we are going to see a lot of the Rickster

  6. 6
    Ham Says:

    Bobby is really putting the power of home field advantage to the test with that lineup. At least we have Huddy going.

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    Anne Says:

    SO looking forward to having the boys home tonight. Seems like an excellent time to break out my Diaz shirt. No rain no rain no rain.

  8. 8
    Nate Says:

    Who has more K’s tonight, Ankiel or Francoeur?

  9. 9
    Anne Says:

    80 degrees and overcast – baseball is in the air here at The Ted. Go Braves!!

  10. 10
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Suddenly I can’t breathe…

    Prado is going on the DL. Prado just met with Bobby Cox and the decision was made.

  11. 11
    Curt Says:

    Precautionary. Just so they can fill his roster spot. Diory Hernandez, hello.

  12. 12
    Nate Says:

    Here we go.

  13. 13
    Nate Says:

    Johan Santana has nightmares about Matt Diaz.

  14. 14
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Anne, how’d your boy look with that double?

  15. 15
    Nate Says:

    I love the taste of crow.

  16. 16
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Like I’ve always said…I hope we acquire Ankiel and play him against lefties.

  17. 17
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Shake it off Huddy.

  18. 18
    Mara Wanna Says:

    ANNE! Talk to me! Somebody get Santana some super glue.

  19. 19
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Did we just leave our pitcher stranded on base the entire inning after his extra base hit?

  20. 20
    Anne Says:

    Hey-I’m here but with a friend who chats during games. Imagine!! Diaz looks great and speakin’ as a girl…so does Ankiel. Happy crowd here.

  21. 21
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Shut-up! Troy just hit the ball out of the outfield!

  22. 22
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Wow…lots of pitches. Anne, go punch the lady with the “Welcome Home Frenchy” sign. Thanks.
    EOF with Mono. Isn’t that pretty contagious? Nobody kiss Eric alright?

  23. 23
    Nate Says:

    3 wasted leadoff doubles… why? WHY?

  24. 24
    Nate Says:

    Ankiel is spitting on comment #4.
    They wasted no time getting Escobar’s former number on a different player. I hope Diory has better luck with it.

  25. 25
    Mara Wanna Says:

    #21 I’m a dork…I meant infield. I mean come on…it’s April right?

  26. 26
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Anne, start the “Let’s go Heyward” chant.

  27. 27
    Mara Wanna Says:

    I would pay serious money to hear Chip and Martin’s conversation after that homer.

  28. 28
    Nate Says:

    I just figured you were drinkin’. It’s all good. How ’bout that blast from Pappy Jones?

  29. 29
    Mara Wanna Says:

    I’m not as think as you drunk I am. Nice blast from gramps. Gonzo can not hit. What gives?

  30. 30
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Was that Ross hollering at Saito to cover 1st? I like it! I don’t like cutting to Yankee stadium for Bonus coverage. Just hit it already A-Rod.

  31. 31
    Mara Wanna Says:

    3 is more than 2 1/2…just in case you didn’t know.

  32. 32
    Curt Says:

    3 is a magic number

  33. 33
    Curt Says:

    Rick Ankiel, a wordsmith he is not.

  34. 34
    Anne Says:

    “Mara” – I tried to autograph Prado’s thumb for you, but couldn’t get close enough. Really great to be home again. Go Braves!!

  35. 35
    Bub Says:

    Slept through a good one. Fan fail.

  36. 36
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Chick ? Alert. Does Martin Prado have to stay on the DL for a certain number of days? Like 15? Or can we send Diory on his merry way as soon as he’s ready? I know it’s a fracture and will probably take a long time but 15 days doesn’t so much fit with my schedule.

  37. 37
    Mara Wanna Says:

    “Chipper’s career may be on death’s door, but he could wake up in 2027 and hit a home run off the Mets.”
    I thought that was funny.

  38. 38
    Curt Says:

    Prado’s DL stint is retroactive to 7/31. So he will have to spend 15 days, including that one, on the DL before he can play again.

  39. 39
    Mara Wanna Says:

    So…he can play ON Saturday the 14th or after Saturday the 14th. I hate to split hairs but this is very important.

  40. 40
    Mara Wanna Says:

    I’m afraid it’s after which makes me want to say very bad words.

  41. 41
    Curt Says:

    This seems to indicate that the 15th is the first day he will be eligible.

    Players are placed on either the 15-day or the 60-day disabled list, usually depending on the severity and/or recovery time of the injury. A player may be shifted from the 15-day to the 60-day DL at any time, but not vice-versa. The player may not rejoin the team until 15 or 60 days has elapsed; however, a player’s time on the DL may exceed the specified number of days, and further, if a player is transferred to the 60-day DL after August 1, he may not return to the active roster that season. The 15-day DL does not count the player on the active roster (comprising the 25-man roster until September 1), whereas the 60-day DL does not require the player to be counted on either the team’s active roster or its 40-man roster; however, a teams 40-man roster must be full in order for the option of a placement on the 60-day disabled list to be available. By placing a player on the disabled list, a spot on the active roster is made available. Another player from the minor leagues, free agent pool, a traded player, or a recovered player coming off the disabled list may be used to fill this spot. This allows a team to avoid being penalized because it avoids the disadvantage of playing with a reduced roster. Retroactive placement may be made at most 10 days after the time of injury. When a player is listed as day-to-day before being placed on the disabled list, it therefore may pinpoint the date of the injury.

  42. 42
    Anne Says:

    Steve, “Mara” and Ballpark Frank may be the only people who care about this, but: Alan, my favorite usher of all time, has been out sick since the last homestand. I’m getting conflicting reports depending upon who I talk to, but consensus is it’s NOT good and he MIGHT be back for the next homestand (not this one). My friend Sarah and I are thinking of becoming 10-year-olds and making big signs to hold up for the TV, if he’s watching at home. All of this to say: keep Section 111 Alan in your thoughts. The Ted ain’t the same without him!

  43. 43
    Anne Says:

    (that’s section 211…not 111. Thelma, Usherette for 111 will pummel me for that)

  44. 44
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Anne, I hope he gets well soon! I’ll be sad if I miss him on the 14th. I say a definite unashamed YES to big obnoxious “Howdy Alan” signs. And, Hi to Ballpark Frank whom I have not forgiven for his lack of message board attendance.

  45. 45
    Mara Wanna Says:

    J. Schafer on the DL with wrist inflammation.

  46. 46
    Nate Says:

    I hope he saved some of that money.

  47. 47
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Tonight’s lineup: Infante 4 Heyward 9 Chipper 5 McCann 2 Hinske 3 Gonzalez 6 Ankiel 8 Cabrera 7 Lowe 1 or Lowedemort…innings will tell

    Bubalicious, d’you get your nap in today?

  48. 48
    Bub Says:

    I’m beginning to suspect J. Schafer suffers from chronic suck. Not one of Nike’s better investments. Wonder if the Hummer’s been parked…

    Maybe he’ll be a dentist yet.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJaCGHmc_18&feature=related

  49. 49
    Bub Says:

    Yeah, Mara, and then some. I’m ALL screwed up. Don’t know what I’ll do if I don’t get it turned around before school. “25 divided by the square root of… heyward … is… feliz navidad…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…”

  50. 50
    Bub Says:

    Van Morrison’s 2-disc “Greatest Hits Volume III” is the shiznit.

  51. 51
    Kate Says:

    The Phillies placed Howard on the DL.

  52. 52
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Kate, do you ever get tired of the Phillies love on ESPN Baseball Today?

  53. 53
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Did I just hear Bobby cheer for Ankle?

  54. 54
    Kate Says:

    Yes, at this point the only good thing about the show is Mark Simon day.

  55. 55
    Mara Wanna Says:

    I concur. Anything the Braves do positive he down plays as well. Yesterday he totally forgot about Atlanta when he made his top ten power rankings. He altered it when he realized but I get tired of it. I understand he’s a fan. I even expect him to be partial but…come on.

  56. 56
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Gotta love home field advantage.

  57. 57
    Kate Says:

    They didn’t even mention Prado going on the DL but I’m sure they’ll spend five minutes on Howard tomorrow.

  58. 58
    Mara Wanna Says:

    I didn’t even think about that but you’re right! That makes me livid! I might have to send an email.

  59. 59
    Mara Wanna Says:

    WHY CAN’T WE SCORE ANY FREAKIN RUNS! So tired of the bases loaded out.

  60. 60
    Kate Says:

    Hinske’s making me wish Glaus was playing.

  61. 61
    Curt Says:

    No he’s not

  62. 62
    Mara Wanna Says:

    He makes me wish Prado was at 2nd and Infantr at 1st.

  63. 63
    Nate Says:

    Sutton, no one cares about how you got your start in radio. Get back to the game.

  64. 64
    Bub Says:

    What a revolting developmink.

  65. 65
    Bub Says:

    Actually I thought Sutton’s story was a little interesting, but oh well…

    C’mon, Kyle, we could have gotten this out of Jesse Chavez.

  66. 66
    Bub Says:

    Derek to Kyle: “Thanks for nothin’.”

    Kyle to Derek: “Hey, nobody put a gun to their head to put me in…”

  67. 67
    Bub Says:

    Troy with the rare grounder…

    *coughFREEMANcough*

  68. 68
    Kate Says:

    Yeah I knew I’d regret comment 60.

  69. 69
    Curt Says:

    See

  70. 70
    Curt Says:

    So some how we managed to walk Frenchy and not score off of Manny Acosta in the same game. The earth will be consumed by a black hole within the next 36 hours.

  71. 71
    Kate Says:

    Curt, I was hoping it would be Hinske getting a big hit that made me regret it. I was trying to reverse jinx.

  72. 72
    Bub Says:

    That’s just low.

  73. 73
    Bub Says:

    Could we really be looking at Manny Acosta with the win and Jeff Francoeur with the game winner? I HATE the Mets.

  74. 74
    Nate Says:

    …for the second time this year…

  75. 75
    Bub Says:

    … with the game winner off of Ex-Met Wagner. I HAAAAAAAATE the Mets.

  76. 76
    Curt Says:

    it is to laugh. Anyone else (other than Ham and I) call the Frenchy homer there?

  77. 77
    Bub Says:

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUGGGHHHHH!!!!!!

    I HATE
    HATE
    HATE
    HATE
    HATE
    HATE
    HATE
    HATE
    HATE
    HATE
    HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE
    HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE
    HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE

    THE DAMN METS. We have GOT to come back and win this game. This could be disastrous with those Giants pitchers coming to town.

    Also, I just hate the Mets. Can’t believe I ever thought I didn’t.

  78. 78
    Bub Says:

    I call Heyward going … skyward.

  79. 79
    Curt Says:

    He’s due

  80. 80
    Bub Says:

    Not today, necessarily, but I mean, eventually.

    *takes two prozacs*

  81. 81
    Bub Says:

    2.0 game lead. Awful.

  82. 82
    Bub Says:

    Losing a game when Lowe pitches well hurts like hell.

  83. 83
    Ham Says:

    That was just an awful game. Just awful. If Bobby pulls his “tough loss” manure, I am going to fly to Atlanta and punch Curt. So many horrible moments . . . Hinske swinging at all of those pitches with the bases loaded and Dickey just walked the last two batters . . . Gonzalez trying to steal (he has ONE stolen base this season) . . . Wagner’s stupid pitch to Frenchy.

    Ignominious. Maybe the worst loss of the season. So angry.

  84. 84
    Curt Says:

    And why the hell do you pinch hit Glaus? He’s a DP waiting to happen. 0-8 RISP. Just terrible. Worst of the season. We might lose this series. Pelfrey has begged us to hammer him this year and we refuse to do it. 4-6 against the hapless Mets.

  85. 85
    Curt Says:

    Oh, and Wagner blew another game.

  86. 86
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Wait…Bobby pinch hit Glaus? Good night to have a coffee date. Sucky loss. Bubdylan, you’re new found hatred of the Mets is cracking me up but I’m VERY glad to see it. Keep walking toward the light. Did Wagner struggle or just throw one very bad god awful pitch?

  87. 87
    Curt Says:

    It wasn’t a bad pitch, and Frenchy doesn’t hit it out if he sees it 1000 other times, but why even throw him a fastball. throw him breaking balls down and away and make him lay off of them.

  88. 88
    Bub Says:

    Tell me this line up would not destroy right handed pitching:

    Infante 3B
    Heyward RF
    Prado 2B
    McCann C
    Ankiel CF
    Hinske LF
    Gonzalez SS
    Freeman 1B

    And Troy Glaus is full of sh*t. He’s lying through his teeth saying his knees and feet are the same as they’ve been all year and that it’s just his timing. His limp is 5 times worse than it was. This crap about straight lying and saying you’re not injured when you are … what IS THAT? I swear I’ll never complain about Chipper benching himself with injuries again. I mean, Troy could not be any more obviously in terrible pain. The limbless knight with “only a flesh wound” comes to mind.

  89. 89
    Anne Says:

    So glad I handed off my tickets to yesterday’s game. Let’s hope I’m crushed that I handed off my tickets to TONIGHT’s game…

  90. 90
    Anne Says:

    Just checked my Netflix queue. Ken Burns’ Baseball series is no longer available for shipment. Is this a sign, baseball gods??

  91. 91
    Curt Says:

    Bub, you might get your wish soon. Bowman and DOB were tweeting a good bit last night about the possibility of Freeman getting called up sooner, rather than later. maybe Troy finds himself on the DL and they give it a 15 day test run.

  92. 92
    Steve Says:

    So, I decided on significant internet silence while in NYC these last few days celebrating my wife’s. But I did check the score when we got out of Promises, Promises last night. BUT, I had no idea of the details until this morning in the cab to the airport. It really added insult to injury hearing it from a New Yorker. I think I’m most upset about pinch hitting Glaus. C’mon, Bobby. You had to put him in because he’s been so clutch?!?! Can’t wait to hear the show.

    Anne, send news of Alan when you get any.

  93. 93
    Mara Wanna Says:

    I can barely stand to look at twitter so I missed on the FF talk. I hope it happens. I did see McLouth hit another homer. I’m afraid this team has all the pieces and is going to get really close to going to the post season.

  94. 94
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Oh…nicely done Steve.

  95. 95
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Tonight’s lineup: Infante – 4 Heyward – 9 Chipper – 5 McCann – 2 Hinske – 3 Diaz – 7 Ankiel – 8 Gonzalez – 6 Medlen – 1

  96. 96
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Finally! Can we get over A-Rod?

  97. 97
    Anne Says:

    Sure we can. We got over Chipper’s latest move-up on the BB record. I mean, THAT’s something!

  98. 98
    Curt Says:

    Add this to last night – Mets have the fewest come from behind wins in MLB.

  99. 99
    Curt Says:

    Trouble – Pelfrey is on an 0-3, 9.59 ERA streak right now. Predictions on how many runs the Braves score off of him? I’m going with 2.

  100. 100
    Nate Says:

    You know Bobby’s getting anxious when Diaz is in there against a righty. I’m gonna say 3 runs. Big night from Mr. Heyward.

  101. 101
    Curt Says:

    As long as they begin everything they say about A Rod with the statement “Admitted steroid user,” I’m ok with it.

  102. 102
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Depends on how many innings they load the bases. Every time they load ‘em is -1 run.

  103. 103
    Bub Says:

    Not happy with the organization. From Kawakami’s interview with DOB:

    Q. Has Bobby Cox or any Braves official talked to you in recent weeks about your role, their plans for you or when they might try to get you in games?

    A. The only thing I heard was after I made my last start against Detroit. Maybe two days later I was told that I’m stepping down from the rotation and just being used as a reliever, maybe in long relief, or anytime a starter goes down, I’m going to be stepping in to fill that role.

    Q. So they haven’t talked to you since then about your role?

    A. No.

    That’s b.s., and it’s a running theme. You guys’ interview with Javy and also the Glavine situation paints a very inept picture of our front office’s relationship with players. How can you not communicate with your athletes and keep them in the loop? I don’t understand it at all. I guess I was pretty wrong about Glavine, and might even have to give Smoltz more benefit (though certainly it would only go to a 50/50 deal with him) now that Kawakami, who shows nothing but class and hard work in spite of everything, has come out (only when asked) and admitted this is how it goes with the Braves.

    Major kudos to DOB for asking that question and for hammering it home. Something needs to be written about this. Mark Bradley, maybe? He likes to get upset…

    I take it John Schurholtz(sp?), after the Glavine apology, recognizes Wren’s shortcoming on this front. Maybe a he should make Frank take a class on… class.

    I rolled my eyes at Ripken’s and Smoltz’ fallouts with Frank. With Glavine I raised an eyebrow. But when it’s KK, having to be prodded to say it, I’m just convinced. Wren’s not natural with people. Good skills for building a young core on limited funds, but not good with folk, as my grandmother would say.

  104. 104
    Mara Wanna Says:

    ” Something needs to be written about this. ”

    If ONLY we knew someone who was free with his opinions and could provide valid information while gripping the reader with his witty puns. If…only…

  105. 105
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Here’s some good news…

    RT @ajcbraves: #Braves reliever O’Flaherty, rebounding from mono, did some long-tossing today and will throw in bullpen tomorrow.

  106. 106
    Mara Wanna Says:

    All right…no more fooling around. Let’s kick some serious Mets butt!

  107. 107
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Finally some offense! Thankyou!!!!!!!

  108. 108
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Dangit. Stupid Red’s pitchers.

  109. 109
    Nate Says:

    Had to field a mom call… what happened to Meds?????????

  110. 110
    Mara Wanna Says:

    He came off the mound funny 5h inning one out one pitch to Reyes. He was shaking his pitching arm like it didn’t feel right. Remember he was hit by a pitch during the Reds series?

  111. 111
    Anne Says:

    I’m enjoying these gifts from the Mets…even if one of ‘em is Matty D takin’ one for the team. For reals.

  112. 112
    Will Says:

    mets are playing like the braves!

  113. 113
    Will Says:

    hey guys, looks like Alex Rodriguez has hit 600 home runs. Wow! isnt that something

  114. 114
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Pelfrey must not have been told how we hit when the bases are loaded.

  115. 115
    Will Says:

    114 = funny

  116. 116
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Good morning Will.

  117. 117
    Curt Says:

    Props to Diane Sawyer who, when for some reason she was forced to report that A Roid hit his 600th homer on the nightly news, pointed out that he was an “admitted steroid user.”

    Still no hits with the bases loaded. Apparently Ankiel got the note about the Braves and the bases loaded.

  118. 118
    Mara Wanna Says:

    KK…will you forgive us?

  119. 119
    Curt Says:

    Phils picked up Mike Sweeney

  120. 120
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Smoltz agrees with me. We’re blaming Red’s pitching staff.

  121. 121
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Curt, they HAD to. Their star first baseman is hurt so ya know…gotta go get a filler!

  122. 122
    Bub Says:

    I’ve figured it out. Braves have changed their strategy from hoping the KK acquisition opens the door for other Japanese players to hoping it closes it forever.

  123. 123
    Mara Wanna Says:

    It’s a good thing we’re not having to go deep in our bullpen with the Giants coming to town.

  124. 124
    Bub Says:

    Brilliant doubleswitch, Bobby. Take the bat away from Diaz after the Mets finally go to a lefty.

  125. 125
    Bub Says:

    Nevermind. I misread the line-up. Diaz doesn’t bat again for a while…

  126. 126
    Kate Says:

    If the MRI is bad and Medlen needs TJ surgery who replaces him KK or Minor?

  127. 127
    Bub Says:

    Am I the only one who believes Jason Heyward’s no better than 75% with that thumb?

  128. 128
    Bub Says:

    The Mets like the Braves with bases loaded so much, they’re erroring them on just to get out of the inning.

  129. 129
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Crap…bases loaded.

  130. 130
    Mara Wanna Says:

    hah…#128.

  131. 131
    Bub Says:

    Kate, I gotta think Mike Minor. Mark Bowman thinks so, too. I guess we’ll know soon.

  132. 132
    Bub Says:

    If Chipper hits into a DP right here, I will absolutely… absolutely… be glad we’re still winning.

    Sigh, the Braves have broken me.

  133. 133
    Bub Says:

    Laughing my ass off.

  134. 134
    Bub Says:

    We managed to go 0 for 4 with runners in scoring postion… in one inning … and score two runs. The Braves strategy finally paying off…

  135. 135
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Wow…anyway we can hope for a similar inning from the Giants tomorrow night?

  136. 136
    Kate Says:

    All it takes is a few errors for us to score.

  137. 137
    Curt Says:

    Bub, right on about KK. I read DOBs article and it’s pretty disgraceful. I have huge respect for him after I read it and the selflessness he expressed. It’s a shame what they have done to him. And I’ll bet the used him to recruit Saito.

  138. 138
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Why do I feel like this game is far from over? Seems precarious.

  139. 139
    Mara Wanna Says:

    …cause it worked so well last night.

  140. 140
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Lead off walk is fantastic cause he’s such a fast runner. But, we’re winning!

  141. 141
    Anne Says:

    Please tell me someone else heard Smoltz just now commenting on A-Rod’s 600th. Something to do with, “when you reach a round number” but I began laughing too hard to hear the word “number” at the end. It must be past my bedtime.

  142. 142
    Mara Wanna Says:

    I think Melky’s about to get hot.

  143. 143
    Mara Wanna Says:

    awe…look at Martin so funny and cute. Ok game. Hope the offense continues to find a way make something happen.

  144. 144
    Bub Says:

    Unfortunately I think the Mets lost this game 10X more than we won it. The laughable decision to leave Pelf in to face McCann a 3rd time with the lefty already warmed up, the Mets defense falling to pieces.

    Still, nice to win a series.

    Promote Minor and Freeman! Get it done!

    Raise your hand if you’d take a 2-2 series against the Giants right now.

  145. 145
    Mara Wanna Says:

    I’d definitely be pleased to split the series. I’d also be ok tied for first after Sunday. Kinda feels like the wheels are coming off, especially if Meds needs surgery.

  146. 146
    Curt Says:

    Turns out Wes Helms only gets big hits against us.

  147. 147
    Curt Says:

    Turns out the Marlins only really try against us.

  148. 148
    Bub Says:

    Good grief, I can only imagine being in KK’s shoes, reading this comment from Bobby:

    **Can Kawakami replace Medlen next start if needed?

    “I don’t know right now. He hasn’t pitched in so long.”

    First, that’s obviously media-speak for “oh, HELL no, not that guy…” but moreover, they pull the guy out of the rotation, never use him in the pen, don’t talk to him about it at all, and then when asked if he can pitch, say “gee I dunno, he hasn’t pitched in so long…”

    A lot of my enjoyment of the Braves comes from the idea of rooting for a class organization building on a medium budget, etc, that whole story. Means as much to me as winning (I know, I’m alone…), so this is equal to a nine game losing streak for me.

    Curt, Steve, All, question for you: do you think Derek Lowe will be the last big contract for this club under Liberty? Are they in full fledged scale-back mode?

    I can’t think of anything more frustrating than to find that to be the case. To graduate this incredible group of youngsters and not add the pieces to them that would make them truly powerful. You don’t get Heyward/Hanson/Freeman/Jurrjens/Venters/Prado/Minor/Teheran/McCann landing in your back yard for dirt cheap more than once every twenty years, hell this crop may be unprecedented outside of Tampa. If they don’t do something with this, what a shame that would be.

  149. 149
    Bub Says:

    late night insomnia post.

    I need a new hobby.

  150. 150
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Goodness Professor. Didn’t you say the muscles in your right pinky toe were all a spasm? I think you might need a muscle relaxer tonight.

  151. 151
    Bub Says:

    That’s the bad part. I did take a muscle relaxer.

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    Anne Says:

    I am SO looking forward to tonight’s game. I bet we can beat up on Lincecum just like we beat up on Strasburg. Go Braves!

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    Bub Says:

    Coming Soon:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcIrsuWV98k

    Love the kid’s calm demeanor and clear, anecdotal communication. Very Glavinesque.

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    Curt Says:

    As long as he never wears his cap like that ever again.

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    Nate Says:

    Anne, me too. Lincecum and JJ faced each other in a game lsat year that was one of the best performances I’ve ever seen JJ have. Braves won like 4-2 in that one. It was around this time last year. I feel sorry for KK, but I honestly would rather see someone else pitch in a playoff race. I’m sorry this is not what was promised to him, but that’s life.

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    Nate Says:

    *They did not take the lsat last year, though I’m certain JJ would score better. I meant to say in a game last year. Me no type good.

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    Kate Says:

    Braves lineup: 1. Infante 2B, 2. Heyward RF, 3. Jones 3B, 4. McCann C, 5. Hinske 1B, 6.Ankiel CF, 7. Gnzalez SS, 8. Cabrera LF 9. Jurrjens P

  158. 158
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Tonight’s lineup: Infante – 4 Heyward – 9 Chipper – 5 McCann – 2 Hinske – 3 Ankiel – 8 Gonzalez – 6 Cabrera – 7 Jurrjens – 1

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    Haha…you beat me!

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    Say what you wil but it’s the ladies that keep this board going.

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    Kate Says:

    Medlen has a partial ligament tear. Minor will start on Monday.

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    Nate Says:

    I expect a torrent of puns from Bub on this call up…

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    Nate Says:

    Thanks for the lineup ladies. Go Braves!

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    Anne Says:

    Hello from Turner Field. Fans are crowded around the opposing bullpen like there’s something good to see…

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    Anne Says:

    Am I dreaming or did Mark DeRosa start this season with the Giants? I don’t see him on their 40-man roster. Maybe I’m a season behind…

  166. 166
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Do you guys follow @bravesorganist? If not you’re missing out.

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    Curt Says:

    Anne, he’s on the DL. Thumb surgery or some such

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    Anne Says:

    DeRo is on the 60 day DL. Asked and answered.

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    Didn’t take long for the freak to calm down did it?

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    Bubdylan! WAKE UP AND WATCH YOUR BRAVES!!!!!!

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    Curt Says:

    Gonzo….

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    ok JJ…new ball game.

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    Anne Says:

    People behind me lauding the merits of the Mexidog. I have moved to the Plaza where it’s both less hot and less ill-informed.

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    Excellent call Anne.

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    Anne Says:

    Trying to start my own Bud Zone overlooking 3rd base, but it’s just me and the Dippin’ Dots guy and he can’t drink. Not quite as trendy…

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    Maybe he’ll give you a freebie! Lincecum is sweaty. I don’t see him lasting much longer.

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    Anne Says:

    I snuck in my Flow-bee and it has Lincecum written alllll over it.

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    Anne Says:

    Hey, one of the trivia questions inbetween innings: Braves have played – including this one – 19,999 games. Nice that Glavine’s retirement game will be the even 20 thou.

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    naked nostril snot blower in the Giants’ dugout. Sick-and-wrong.

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    4 homers in 2 nights. I LOVE IT!

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    I say everybody shaves their heads balder than Hudson.

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    Venters=7 pitch inning.

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    oops…I miscounted. 8 pitch inning.

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    Nate Says:

    Fish 4 Phils 2

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    Anne Says:

    NICE, Grandpa!!

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    Phillies losing 2-4. *holds breath*

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    haha…I guess we’re all doing the same kinda score watching. Anne, everybody’s cracking up at Chipper.

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    Anne Says:

    Thank you BWags and whatever god you worship.

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    Nate Says:

    Huge Win.

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    That was a great game. Coulda used more runs but maybe we’re just saving them for tomorrow night.

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    Kate Says:

    Phillies tie the Marlins in the 9th. Runners on 1st and 2nd with 1 out.

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    Come on FISH!!!

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    Umps just robbed Marlins of a walk off win. Maybe it’ll still happen.

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    Terrible..terrible call. We should be up by 3 right now.

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    Kate Says:

    That is why we need replay.

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    Kate Says:

    Ruiz homers for the Phils to make it 5-4.

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    I want that ump fired.

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    Curt Says:

    Interesting takes on the call from the Philly and Miami papers. but when it is all over, we lost 2 of 3 to the Marlins and the Phils swept them. phillies have 15 of next 18 at home.

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    So Curt, what exactly are you saying? It’s a little vague.

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    Curt Says:

    It sucks and the ball is bouncing their way. The Braves need to right their own ship and start taking advantage of the opportunities they are given in each game. This RISP thing is agonizing. And you better get it figured out quick because the Phillies are at home for the next two weeks. They don’t figure to lose a bunch of ground there.

    The Braves were 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position Thursday and 1-for-23 in their past three games. They have scored 11 runs the past two nights (both wins) despite just one hit with a runner in scoring position, and they are are 7-for-63 in those situations in their past six games.

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    Steve Says:

    The RISP thing is agonizing. It’s reminiscent of the 1 run loss thing from a couple of years (?) ago. Does other ridiculous stuff like this happen to other teams? But, we’ve won 3 of 4, beat the Giants best pitcher, have started to hit some homeruns, have sat Glaus. All in all (aside from losing Medlen, of course) it’s been a decent week.

    Going to the Glavine retirement game tonight with my son. Anyone else going to be there? Anne?

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    Anne Says:

    I will be there with a co-worker who has crushed on Glavine all of her adult life. I’m a little scared…not of the Giants…of her fandom. We’re headed to The Ted now. GO Braves!!

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    Kate Says:

    Lineup 1. Infante 2B, 2. Heyward RF, 3. Chipper 3B, 4. Diaz LF, 5. McCann C, 6. Glaus 1B, 7.Gonzalez SS, 8. Ankiel CF, 9. Hanson P

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    Bub Says:

    *yaaaaaaaaaaawnnn*

    I’m up.

    Whad I miss?

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    Steve, this time try not to throw your phone at the people in front of you even if Glaus DOES hit a 3-run homer. :)

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    Mornin’ sunshine…not a thing.

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    Bub Says:

    Mike Minor gets a start and KK gets to rebuild his arm for a possible back-up plan. I like it.

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    Bub Says:

    It’s raining and Glaus is in, we’re facing a lefty, and Steve is there. Braves are 100% under those circumstances this year.

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    Bub Says:

    Pops is concerned about Marta not running to the Ted. Does anybody know where that stands? Did they keep it going?

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    Bub Says:

    If Hell was an eternal rain delay show with Leo Mazzone fielding calls from beer-tipsy Alabamians, I’d never sin again.

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    Somebody’s well rested. #210 is hilarious. Hey, ABT weatherman…how’s it looking? I’m ready for baseball!!!

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    I wish Chipper had stayed at first so Diaz coulda gotten a hit.

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    Curt Says:

    Bub, I believe there is still a bus shuttle that runs from the train station to turner field. I’m not positive on that though.

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    Bub Says:

    This RISP is starting to get steel-pipe-biting infuriating. Gimme a BREAK.

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    Bub Says:

    Thanks, Curt. Maybe I’ll call Marta and just ask.

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    Curt Says:

    No kidding. 0-2 already tonight?

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    Bub Says:

    0 for 4 with RISP tonight, Curt. With only 2 hits.

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    Curt Says:

    Awesome. I’ve been drinking. Phils just beat the Mets

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    Curt Says:

    Is it me, or does Hanson with his beard look like Russell from Modern Family?

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    Curt Says:

    Guess we’ll just homer all our runs in.

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    Bub Says:

    Bobby’s going to break the arm of our next year’s closer so he can handcuff Fredi G. Can’t have the new manager doing too much…

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    Bub Says:

    Billy, not tonight please.

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    Bub Says:

    Man… no, this is not happening.

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    Bub Says:

    Good grief. This is freaking sickening.

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    Curt Says:

    Seriously?

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    Curt Says:

    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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    Bub Says:

    Yeah, Giants send it to extra innings on zero hits. Braves can’t win a damned three-hitter.

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    Curt Says:

    Dear Braves, hand away more games

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    Curt Says:

    So I’m calling a 4-2 loss in the 11th

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    Nate Says:

    Home Run. Right here.

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    Bub Says:

    Nah. We’re not losing by 2 at home to the Giants’ offense.

    Braves’ll win. It’s still ridiculous.

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    Bub Says:

    Booing Glaus again? Those were some lusty boos.

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    Nate Says:

    or a pop to 2nd…

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    Mara Says:

    poopie.

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    Mara Says:

    Everybody’s fired.

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    Curt Says:

    Tell me why Glaus is back in the lineup?

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    Anne Says:

    I’m sure Steve will have glorious things to say in the show, but the Glavine ceremony was lovely. Left just after Grandpa hit another HR and sad to see we’re in extra innings…tomorrow. Good morning, everybody!

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    Nate Says:

    Really, Bobby? Another inning of Moylan…

  239. 239
    Curt Says:

    Here it comes

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    Nate Says:

    What is going on?

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    Curt Says:

    So terrible. Walk more guys.

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    Bub Says:

    Crap, man.

    Man… crap.

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    Curt Says:

    tying and go ahead runs without even making them get a hit…………….

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    Curt Says:

    1

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    Curt Says:

    2

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    Bub Says:

    I didn’t say “Braves will win,” I said “DAVES will win.” You know, Davids, in general, are winners, I always say.

    *kicks wall*

    We need a bat.

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    Curt Says:

    and 3. My GOD.

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    Curt Says:

    this is a team right now that does not make the playoffs. you just can’t continue to blow games like this, refuse to get a hit, waste starting pitching, on and on. time and time again. it’s every freaking night. and i have absolutely no faith in wagner when he comes in. zero. i cant stand watching them. i wont even be able to sleep tonight i am so pissed.

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    Curt Says:

    THEY HAD 4 HITS.

    AND WE STILL HAVE TO FACE CAIN AND SANCHEZ. MY GOD.

    GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS.

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    Nate Says:

    I just don’t understand how you send Moylan out there for a second inning. His first inning was not very sharp. How was his second possible going to be any better?

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    Nate Says:

    Our bargain bin offense blows.

  252. 252
    Bub Says:

    [explicit language]

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    Curt Says:

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Nate Says:

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

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    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?

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    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: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/08/06/SP1O1EQEC7.DTL#ixzz0vvPM7ajO

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    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.

  260. 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.

  261. 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.

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    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.

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    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.

  264. 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.

  265. 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?

  266. 266
    Bub Says:

    Gotta get Heyward out of the 2 spot.

  267. 267
    Bub Says:

    0 for 1 with RISP.

    And counting.

  268. 268
    Nate Says:

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

  269. 269
    Bub Says:

    Who could have predicted a GIDP from Troy Glaus?

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    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.

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    Nate Says:

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

  272. 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.

  273. 273
    Bub Says:

    Heh… great minds.

  274. 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.

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    Nate Says:

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

  276. 276
    Bub Says:

    After that McCann fail, Braves batting .333 with RISP.

    Hinske holds it in the balance…

  277. 277
    Bub Says:

    Walk.

    Now up to Gonzo.

    Oh, no, if he strikes out…. all up to gLoss.

  278. 278
    Bub Says:

    1 for 4 with RISP now. And the one hit didn’t score anyone.

  279. 279
    Bub Says:

    Glaus and Ankiel make us 3 for 6 with RISP.

  280. 280
    Nate Says:

    Who are these guys?

  281. 281
    Bub Says:

    Baseball players, Nate. I don’t know where they came from.

  282. 282
    Bub Says:

    *sigh*

    There they are.

  283. 283
    Kate Says:

    Frenchy homered to give Mets a 1-0 lead.

  284. 284
    Bub Says:

    Glaus sucks.

  285. 285
    Bub Says:

    Atta boy Frenc*choke*… atta boy Jeff Fran*choke*… atta way, Mets.

  286. 286
    Bub Says:

    Freeman raps a single for his 4th hit in 4 tries.

  287. 287
    Bub Says:

    Bobby, if you leave him out there to blow up, I’m done watching for a week I swear.

  288. 288
    Bub Says:

    Whew. Huddeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

    Mara, are you really not watching tonight?

    Nobody thought they might respond by playing crisp? Not saying I thought they WOULD, just saying I thought they MIGHT.

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    Bub Says:

    Wow, Billy Wagner tonight. Holy Moses.

  290. 290
    Bub Says:

    Fine, I’ll party with myself.

    Whooooaaaaaa, oooo-oooahoooo (repeat 50X)

  291. 291
    Nate Says:

    Mets 1 Phils 0

  292. 292
    Mara Says:

    Bub, couldn’t watch tonight for multiple reasons but glad we won and appreciated your commentary on the board. Super glad the Phillies lost even if it was at the hand of a villian. After last night I wasn’t on speaking terms with the Braves. So today while eating lunch at Jestine’s in Charleston SC I see a letter from the 94 Braves telling Jestine happy birthday and thanking her for her support. I COULDN’T GET AWAY FOR ONE SORRY DAY? Anyway, I thought that was funny. So I’ll probably be busy tomorrow as well and honestly, I need the break. Keep up the chatter…it makes me feel less like I missed it.

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    Bub Says:

    It was truly a great game. The best they’ve played in the second half. Offense got what they could off of Cain. Huddy was unreal. Alex Gonzalez with what probably will be the #1 web gem to get Huddy out of one of his only two jams. Huddy got fired up and pointed happy fingers at his infield for turning the awesome DP.

    At the end of the 8th, Mac gave Tim a big high five in front of a roaring sell out – yup, sell out – Turner Field crowd.

    And Wagner – my goodness. 98 MPH on the radar, struck out all three batters on 11 pitches!!!

    No errors and smart plays all around. The Croakin’ Trojan did hit into two DP’s, but also drove in 2 of the 3 runs with a double he stretched into a single. (little joke there, just a regular single). Braves played very energetic and alert baseball with their ace on the mound and their ass on the line.

    I was impressed. This may settle into a division race.

  294. 294
    Bub Says:

    Oh, and next year’s first baseman hit two doubles and two singles in 4 AB’s, picking up 3 RBI’s and raising his average to .305 on the year, no telling what it is in August now. .500?

  295. 295
    Mara Says:

    Wow…you are pumped! I might have to go watch it one day when I get a chance. Did it feel like a turn around?

  296. 296
    Bub Says:

    It felt like it could be the beginning of a turn around. Yeah, I’m a little pumped. I’m proud of them for acting right.

  297. 297
    Anne Says:

    Home from the game…my friends pulled a fast one and gave me an early birthday present – game from a box at The Ted! REALLY great – oh, and great we won and the Phillies lost. Good LORD Wagner was on fire. GO Braves!!!

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    Bub Says:

    My bust. Freeman was 4 for 5, not 4 for 4. Oh well. We’ll get a 1B from somewhere else…

  299. 299
    Bub Says:

    Happy Birfday, Anne. That’s a good present.

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    Curt Says:

    I also missed the game. Maybe it was Freudian. Who knows. Bub, i was perharps being a little hyperbolic before, but like you, i was over the way they were playing. Still am if it continues tomorrow. Great win tonight, from what i have read. But win and show up behind someone other than Hudson. But big win with Santana shutting down the Phils. Hope this is the game that gets us kicked in the right direction.

    Go Braves. Happy birthday Anne.

  301. 301
    Steve Says:

    Happy Birthday Anne.

    Bub – the Marta shuttle is definitely running the rest of this season. Next season I’ve heard rumor that it may be funded privately – but don’t know.

    Despite Glaus’ 2 RBI single, I feel a change is a comin’. Great win tonight, regardless. Hudson keeps doing it, Chipper keeps surging and Wagner was ridiculous. 2 games up feels much better than 1.

  302. 302
    Bub Says:

    Thanks, Steve, on the Marta info.

    Julio Teheran had a great night to add to Freeman’s and the Big Club. 6.0 innings, 7 k’s, a walk, 3 hits, no runs… this after his 5.2 inning (pitch count) no-hitter last time out. That’s 2 of his first 3 starts after his promotion = no runs, low walks, low hits, high K’s.

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    Bub Says:

    Curt, I understand the hesitation. Friday’s game was definitely every bit as disgusting as Saturday’s was great. And there’s little excuse for taking a night off at this point.

  304. 304
    Bub Says:

    * meaning the TEAM shouldn’t be taking nights off.

    Fans have an excuse.

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    Whew…thought we were about to have it out. JK. Happy Birthday Anne! Go Braves! Please win today!

  306. 306
    Steve Says:

    I love a Sunday morning when a series win is within reach. It creates a singular sense of optimism for me – different than any other day of the week.

  307. 307
    Steve Says:

    What was I saying about Sunday morning optimism? Here’s the lineup:

    1. Infante 2B, 2.Cabrera RF, 3. Gonzalez SS, 4. Diaz LF, 5. Glaus 1B, 6. Conrad 3B, 7. Ankiel CF, 8. Ross C, 9. Lowe P. Boo.

  308. 308
    Nate Says:

    Interesting strategy resting Heyward, Chipper, and McCann with Prado on the DL. Not many managers would elect to go into a game with no one from their everyday 1-4 in the lineup. Let’s see how this one plays out.

  309. 309
    Nate Says:

    Halladay is pitching for the Phillies today. Great.

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    Curt Says:

    Nate, I have a theory about how this will play itself out.

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    Let’s hear it Curt. Paula Deen says hi y’all. Well, if she were at her restaurant I’m sure she would say.

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    Anne Says:

    Hello from Turner Field – thanks for the birthday wishes, but that was the surprise – my 40th isn’t until October. I have sneaky friends.
    Oh, and Usher Alan update: he’s on the mend and hopefully back late month.

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    Nate Says:

    Lowe loves Venezuela.

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    Nate Says:

    David Ross just got all over that pitch.

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    Curt Says:

    My theory has been disproved. I love being wrong.

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    Anne Says:

    Melky spent the pitching change hangin’ out in the bullpen. Awesome.

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    Curt Says:

    Mets blow 1000 opportunities in that game. Lost 6-5

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    Steve Says:

    Huge win, people. Huge. 5 – 2 week. Coulda shoulda been 7 – 0.

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    Curt Says:

    The second half theme right there – ‘coulda shoulda’

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    Nate Says:

    New show tonight?

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    Honestly didn’t think we’d still be leading the division. Any specific thought on today’s game? Are we limping into TX?

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    Steve Says:

    Yes. New show. Around 11:30ish. Mara – I’d think the team’s feeling pretty good about themselves after a rough end of July, you’ve got to love going 5 – 2 in any week.

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    Curt Says:

    On the contrary, I think the last two games are very encouraging. To me, at least. We clearly have issues playing on the road, but the Astros are not very good. Have to believe that its a very winnable series. I’ve been all over the place with this team this week, but I actually feel pretty good right now. That will probably change in 4 days.

    Nate, new show tonight.

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    Mara Says:

    Just watched the highlights. Wow…rough first inning but Gonzo’s sweet DP seemed to pick everybody up and put them back on track. Great game by the Braves B team! I want Brooks to play more.

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