May 08, 2011

Show #146: The Braves Pieces Come Together

A stunning 6 – 1 week.  Teheran’s debut.  Lowe trade rumors.  And a dearth of steals.



176 Responses to “Show #146: The Braves Pieces Come Together”

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  1. 126
    john j Says:

    Imagine the fear Hamels is feeling with Uggla, Freeman and Gonzo coming up in 6th. And if someone gets on, he will have to face Mather.

  2. 127
    Steve Says:

    Hi John J – welcome to the board.

    And how about Mather tonight? Fantastic.

  3. 128
    john j Says:

    I was right, he should have been fearful.

  4. 129
    john j Says:

    Mather seemed like a good pickup (versatile) and may very well pan out

  5. 130
    Kate Says:

    I hate umpires.

  6. 131
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    NOBODY gets to talk about what a good average the team has with runners in scoring position until we actually GET ANOTHER HIT WITH RUNNERS IN SCORING POSITION!!!

  7. 132
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    And will somebody on the TV staff PLEASE tell Brian Jordan how to properly pronounce the Philly catcher’s name…

  8. 133
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    What game is Chip watching? “Linebrink made a good pitch”? If you had been watching, McCann was set up outside and he delivered the ball inside… The batter just happened to hit it straight at Uggla…

  9. 134
    john j Says:

    Any thoughts on when is it time to move Uggla lower in the lineup? 0-13 for McCann, Uggla and Freeman. Help!

  10. 135
    Steve Says:

    john j – I’m with you. Just tweeted that. And will likely be a topic on Sunday’s show.

  11. 136
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    Get ’em on, get ’em over, wave to them at second and/or third… usually with the bat…

  12. 137
    Steve Says:

    Aussie Kenman – re #95. You’re right. The management of his pitch count seems pretty indefensible. Forget the fact that he’s the #1 pitching prospect in ALL OF BASEBALL! and should be handled gingerly, but he’s clearly on the big club’s near term radar for this year, given his spot start last weekend. It makes no sense.

  13. 138
    Leah Says:

    If his name is Dan Uggla when he jacks one outta the park what’s his name when he strikes out with men on base…three times…in one game.

  14. 139
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    I’m with Brian Jordan (I think I threw up in my mouth a little…), tell Uggla to move up on the plate. He is so quick inside, dare them to try to get one by him… They are killing him with that pitch down and away…

  15. 140
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    Anybody remember the last Brave’s hit-and-run that DIDN’T end up as a strike ’em out/throw ’em out double play?

  16. 141
    Steve Says:

    #139 – Sooooo painfully true.

  17. 142
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    I think I figured it out…

    Heyward is a Klingon and believes that “warriors do not complain about pain”…

  18. 143
    Nate Says:

    Looks like Beachy may have hurt his Chipper. Not good.

  19. 144
    Anne Says:

    Anybody bidding on Black Cracker Jerseys? Hmmm??

  20. 145
    Leah Says:

    Prado looks like he has shin splints.

  21. 146
    Bubdylan Says:

    Fredi, speaking about Heyward:

    “I asked him and he said, I can play defense, but I can’t swing the bat yet.”

    I take that as a very good sign Heyward is changing his attitude. Sigh of relief.

  22. 147
    Steve Says:

    Not so happy thought for the night … Halladay is 4-0 with a 1.26 ERA in five career appearances (four starts) against Atlanta.

  23. 148
    Bubdylan Says:

    Yes, but Freddie Freeman has a 5.000 OPS against Halladay. 🙂

    (It’s true.)

  24. 149
    Bubdylan Says:

    On a more serious note, Uggla has a 1.158 OPS against him and the old man has a 1.800 OPS versus Halladay.

  25. 150
    Steve Says:

    Bub – it would be great to see Uggla bust out Sunday but I’ve officially grown hopeless at this point.

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