September 07, 2010

Show #124: The Braves’ NL East Lead Dwindles

Our clubhouse interviews with Jason Heyward and Frank Wren.  Hindsight on KK’s start and solving center field and 1st base.



121 Responses to “Show #124: The Braves’ NL East Lead Dwindles”

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  1. 51
    Nate Says:

    Trey, I completely agree on Chip Caray.

    Steve, our front office can’t keep bringing these guys in and pretending they are in their prime. Lee’s best season was 2005. He hasn’t done much of anything in recent memory. I also remember him being a total choke artist for the Cubs in the postseason. It would of been a huge trade 5 years ago. Wren essentially acquired Troy Glaus II and McOut II when he got Lee and Ankiel. I would much rather be watching Gregor and Freddie get an opportunity than vets who continue to struggle. Him patting himself on the back for his acquisitions in that interview was pretty funny. Has he been watching these guys since they came to Atlanta?

    Another issue is Bobby. Yeah, Melky does not get to a ball as quick as Ankiel or McOut, but he does this strange thing with his bat where he makes contact and puts it in play. Same goes for Matty. You can’t start guys in our lineup for defensive reasons. It’s just not good enough. I could see him justifying playing those guys if we had a couple guys who could hit a bunch of HRs, but we don’t have that on the Braves. We have to play all of our .260ish hitters to win. You can’t have the 8-hole, .200 hitting defensive specialist. It just shrinks the odds even more of this team scoring any runs. The problem is Bobby will continue to play these guys until they get hurt or cut or traded. How long did Prado sit on our bench while KJ played? Omar is only in there now because of an injury. His strange loyalties continue to hurt the Braves. I cannot wait until we have a manager who plays players based on on-field performance.

  2. 52
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Looking forward to next season.

  3. 53
    Nate Says:

    This game is a must win for the Braves. We’ve got Wainwright and Carpenter coming up. Say what you will about the Cards’ struggles in the 2nd half, their lineup has El Hombre in it, and I can’t remember a game in which we beat either Carpenter or Wainwright. I think these are the same four Cards’ pitchers that helped them sweep the Braves in 4 earlier this year.

    Am I wrong, or are we now 1-7 in our last 8 road games. I know we got swept in CO, there’s the FLA series, and this one. Was there another series I’m leaving out that we might have possibly won? It would make me feel better about our playoff chances. We have 10 more road games…

  4. 54
    Bub Says:

    Danny, that’s a brilliant link. Roger Miller rules.

  5. 55
    Nate Says:

    Does anyone know what the WC tie breaker is, say if we end the season tied in the WC with the Padres or Giants? Do we have a 1 game playoff, or do we get it because we have won the season series with both?

  6. 56
    Nate Says:

    Philly is already all over that Andrew Miller guy…

  7. 57
    Curt Says:

    1 game plaoff with the game site determined by a coin toss. Seriously

  8. 58
    Nate Says:

    That’s ridiculous. Why wouldn’t they make it head-to-head? That rule gives an inferior team with one great ace a chance to make it over a much better TEAM. How does that make the playoffs better for the fans? In stupid rules for sports, that ranks right behind home field advantage in the Series decided by the All-Star game.

  9. 59
    Nate Says:

    The Pirates finally showed up for this series.

  10. 60
    Ham Says:

    What does the “6” next to the ATL mean on the ticker on the bottom of the tv screen?

  11. 61
    Ham Says:

    Wait, now it says “8”? I am really confused. Why does it keep going up?

  12. 62
    Nate Says:

    The score keepers got bored while trying to keep track of our runs and are instead now keeping track of Bobby’s nose picks. He’s having a big night so far.

  13. 63
    Curt Says:

    Ham, note the 7 next to the Phils. I tell you, it’s much more fun looking at their score as a 1st place team. Now all these days we refuse to make a move on the Phils mean we stay in 2nd. They mentioned this morning that the Braves were leading the WC. That was the first time that idea had even crossed my mind. Now I have to track SF and CO games? Seriously?

  14. 64
    Steve Says:

    I’m not willing to assign any meaning to anything with this, but it sure feels better.

  15. 65
    Steve Says:

    New blog is posted from Brave in NY.

  16. 66
    Steve Says:

    One of our listeners, Travis, just posted this comedy short he directed. Check it out:

  17. 67
    Will Says:

    10 game win streak coming. All the pieces are going to come together. Our slumping batters will hit. We will ride into the PO four games in first and take the 1 st round 3-1, the pennant 4-2. We will then be swept by the Yankees and Bobby will announce ” one more for Chipper”.

  18. 68
    Will Says:

    And in that scenario Curt will have to die. One of the stars always has to die. Either aneurism, self inflicted gunshot, or accidentally when Steve throws the remote at Bobby on tv and it boomerangs into Curt.

  19. 69
    Curt Says:

    Getting pulled into a threasher. That’s how I want to go.

    Giants are losing

  20. 70
    Ham Says:

    I think it should be complications from a freak tomahawk choppin’ injury. Self-inflicted.

    For the record, I am comfortable with exploring Curt’s demise if it means Post Season success. He already is missing his gall bladder.

  21. 71
    Curt Says:

    Are we talking NLCS? WS? Championship? What’s the payoff.

  22. 72
    Steve Says:

    Curt – I gotta tell you, I’m just talking getting to the NLCS.

  23. 73
    Curt Says:

    Hmmm. That doesn’t seem like such a good deal.

  24. 74
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Thank you D. Lee!!!

  25. 75
    Will Says:

    So far the scenario is working brilliantly….prepare Curt for the sacrifice!

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