August 08, 2010

Show #120: The Braves Post A Surprising 5 – 2 Week

The Glavine ceremony.  Medlen, KK, Minor.  The hole at 1st base.  Wagner and the closer role.



429 Responses to “Show #120: The Braves Post A Surprising 5 – 2 Week”

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  1. 376
    Nate Says:

    Freeman hit a HR last night. In the 2 games of the double header he went 3-6 with a HR, 2B, 2R, 2 RBI. He’s now batting .312. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised he hasn’t been called up. It fits with the absurdity of the Braves’ organization. This is the same organization that thinks Alex Gonzalez is a better SS than Yunel Escobar… Oh wait, that was because Yunel was messing up the highly valued team chemistry of the Braves. It’s just the ultimate slap in the face to see us not hitting anything and then to see our former SS hitting around .300 since the trade and not costing his new team games with his glove (Alex Gonzalez). Well, for a team with great chemistry, these guys hit nothing and play garbage defense, but at least they all like each other.

  2. 377
    Nate Says:

    Sorry for the Esky mention, to those who hate our former SS. I wasn’t a big fan of some of his plays, but I really do think he is going to have a good career. He really impressed me with his hitting last year with runners on and with 2 outs and RISP.

  3. 378
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Today’s lineup: Infante 4 Ankiel 8 Gonzalez 6 McCann 2 Glaus 3 Hinske 7 Conrad 5 Cabrera 9 Jurrjens 1

  4. 379
    Nate Says:


  5. 380
    Nate Says:

    There are only 4 guys in our lineup hitting over .250.

  6. 381
    Nate Says:

    Literally right at the 2nd baseman. Thanks troy. Glad your make ridiculous amounts of money for your dps, pop outs, and k’s.

  7. 382
    Nate Says:

    Oh, I love some crow, boys. Thanks. I will rant about the Gonz on a regular basis if it means extra bases and RBIs.

  8. 383
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Hello offense! Where the heck were you last night?

  9. 384
    Nate Says:

    No such luck on the Glaus crow serving.

  10. 385
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Walked Mac to get to Troy. Smart.

  11. 386
    Nate Says:

    That 4-spot felt like 8 with the way the offense has been going. I hope pitching around McCann doesn’t become the norm. At least Glaus didn’t hit into a DP that time…

  12. 387
    Nate Says:

    Yeah, Mara, that was a good move by Torre. Mac would definitely have gotten that RBI.

  13. 388
    Nate Says:

    JJ just hit 96.

  14. 389
    Mara Wanna Says:

    #Braves’ Glaus made $350,000 last night — his incentive clause for reaching 450 plate appearances. He’d get another $350,000 at 500 PAs.

    Says DOB.

  15. 390
    Nate Says:

    and boom goes the dynamite

  16. 391
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Clearly I shoulda gone to Sunday’s game but Go Braves!!!

  17. 392
    Nate Says:

    I wonder if McLouth would have even attempted to throw that guy out…

  18. 393
    Steve Says:

    Nate, on Escobar and the fact he’s done much better in Toronto. Can’t you also interpret it that he quit on Atlanta and could have been doing this all along? If so, isn’t that about the worst sin you can committ against your teammates (aside from what Jason Werth’s doing, I mean)?

  19. 394
    Nate Says:

    Steve, very good point on his lack of effort being a very bad thing, but I never thought he was much worse than a young Andruw. Another reason for his success in Canada would probably be that he is seeing better pitches hitting 2nd in the Jays’ lineup. Anyway, for some reason he’s playing better now. Gonzo had a heck of a game today, though. I really hope he starts to heat up. The Braves really need it.

  20. 395
    Bub Says:

    I was going to say I just woke up, but apparently I’m still asleep and dreaming…

    Steve, #394 is a very high possibility to me. Not a definite, but between “doing well on a fresh start” and “punked out to get traded,” I lean strongly toward B.

    Time will tell. If Escobar becomes permanently productive with no more “attitude slumps” (remember when Atlanta let his friend go and Esco went in the tank?), then I believe we can rule out him flopping on purpose. I’ve never, EVER seen those tendencies not repeat themselves endlessly with players that have them. If it never repeats in Toronto, I’ll have to conclude that Bobby and the gang could have done better at getting along with him.

    Great game. Nate, good to hear 96 on the radar from Jair, that’s excellent. We’ve got three pitchers hitting great strides, and two doing their jobs well enough.

  21. 396
    Nate Says:

    New show tonight?

  22. 397
    Bub Says:

    *Oh, I said #394, but my #’s are different from everyone else’s, cuz I have a post that was awaiting approval.

    Obviously, I mean that Yunel quitting on the team is a high possibility, etc.

  23. 398
    Curt Says:

    Vincente Padilla, not so much

  24. 399
    Steve Says:

    Nate – it’s Sunday, man! New show a comin’ around 11:30pm.

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    Mara Wanna Says:

    I will be L-I-V-I-D if someone going to tomorrow night’s game doesn’t take a picture of the gang to share with the rest of us.

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