May 15, 2011

Show #147: Braves Get Another Series Win Against Phillies

Characterizing the Braves. Chipper’s knee.  Heyward’s shoulder.  Uggla at the plate.  And the Civil Rights game.

 

 

192 Responses to “Show #147: Braves Get Another Series Win Against Phillies”

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  1. 101
    Leah Says:

    Hate west coast games! I’ll be asleep in the second inning.

  2. 102
    Bubdylan Says:

    I dunno how everyone’s fixed for t.v. tonight, but this is the mlb.tv free game if anyone is stuck.

  3. 103
    Bubdylan Says:

    That is, unless you live within one Galaxy of Atlanta, apparently. Sigh, blacked out.

  4. 104
    Leah Says:

    Bub, seeing Kelly in ugly snake colors would have been too difficult for you anyway.

  5. 105
    john j Says:

    good to see another quality arm in the pen to go with Linebrink. Proctor almost certainly will improve on his 2008-2011 era of 6.00+. He is off to a good start.

  6. 106
    Anonymous Says:

    Kimbrel. Ugh.

  7. 107
    Jo-Bu Says:

    We weren’t too slick around the basepaths tonight. We ran into three outs that might have been 1 or 2 runs.

  8. 108
    Walker Says:

    4 blown saves over the course of the season is fine. But 4 blown saves concentrated in less than 2 months if worrisome. He’s our future so we live and die with him. If only Wagner would have stuck it out another year.

  9. 109
    Nate Says:

    Pretty sloppy game all around. Hopefully the jet lag wears off by tomorrow.

  10. 110
    Curt Says:

    It’s like a bad cliche:

    Joe Saunders came in with an 0-5 record in eight starts, and was 2-12 with a 5.11 ERA in 19 starts since early August.

  11. 111
    Nate Says:

    It makes me wonder what kind of outing Julio could have if he got to face us…

  12. 112
    Steve Says:

    #111 – Awesome question. And hilarious.

  13. 113
    ham Says:

    Not only do the Braves play down to their competition (or up), but they ALWAYS lose the first game of a west coast road trip. Always. Doesn’t matter if we are facing Ted Lilly or Joe Saunders. As soon as they cross the Mississippi, they get a 24 hour losing/non-hitting bug.

    At least they’re consistent?

    Slightly worried about Kimbrel . . . . when does Fredi start doing a lil flip-flop with Most Everyday Johnny?

  14. 114
    john j Says:

    Bobby Cox is missed more on some days than others. Not a sharp game.

    The “ifs” from the spring still have time to develop.
    If: McLouth can have a good year
    Kimbrel can be a solid closer
    Chipper can stay healthy
    Freeman can hit in majors
    Heyward can get even better
    Bench is strong enough
    Prado can play left and be happy
    Uggla is worth the trade and the money

    In just a couple more months, most of these “ifs” will be answered. About half of them are on track.

  15. 115
    Nate Says:

    I’ll join ham in the slightly worried about Kimbrel club

  16. 116
    Nate Says:

    Scott Proctor looks a little iffy, too.

  17. 117
    Kate Says:

    How did Proctor give up an earned run? His line shows no hits and only one BB.

  18. 118
    Curt Says:

    I think it becomes earned when the guy scored from 2nd on a wild pitch. that one has to count against you, doesn’t it?

  19. 119
    Nate Says:

    It’s been a while since I’ve seen a play as bewildering as that one. It kind of summed up the entire game.

  20. 120
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    From Wikipedia:

    Earned Run

    In baseball, an earned run is any run for which the pitcher is held accountable (i.e., the run scored as a result of normal pitching, and not due to a fielding error or a passed ball). Any runner(s) who tags his base and reaches home plate is scored against the pitcher as an earned run(s). An error made by the pitcher in fielding at his position is counted the same as an error by any other player.

    So a pitcher that makes an error is considered as any other fielder making an error, but a wild pitch doesn’t exempt him from acountability for the run. A passed ball would have…

  21. 121
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    #96

    Unfortunately not. They will continue using him in situations where it counts as (appearently) “hope springs eternal”…

    He was ok for one batter, mostly I think because he didn’t have to throw too many pitches. I wish some team would have everyone facing him to take every pitch and see if he could actually get enough pitches in the zone to get three outs… without a run scoring…

  22. 122
    Kate Says:

    How did a guy score from 2nd on a wild pitch? I didn’t see the game.

  23. 123
    Curt Says:

    McCann couldn’t find the ball and Proctor had to run and get it. By the time he got there and threw to McCann covering, the guy had made it home.

    Worst part about Proctor is that there were several teams vying for his services when he was at Gwinnett, but the Braves guaranteed him that they would bring him up come May 15, so he stuck around and here he is.

  24. 124
    Kate Says:

    Thanks Curt. Weird things seem to happen to the Braves in that ballpark. I’m glad it’s only a two game series.

  25. 125
    Steve Says:

    Depressing analysis of Fredi: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=13967

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