June 19, 2011

Show #152: The Braves Stumble At Home

Can the team be better?  Heyward’s star. The starting rotation. And batting the pitcher 8th.



165 Responses to “Show #152: The Braves Stumble At Home”

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  1. 151
    Walker Says:

    Great game. That heckler was hilarious.

  2. 152
    Nate Says:

    JJ= All Star

  3. 153
    Mark in Memphis Says:


    Onnnnnnnnnnne seventyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy threeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  4. 154
    Bubdylan Says:

    I know, right?


    Hilarious. I’ll have that in my head the rest of my life. Let’s hope it marked the turning point in Uggla’s Atlanta career.

  5. 155
    Steve Says:

    Alright folks. The Bravos stand at 4 – 1 this afternoon. Will you feel remarkably different tonight if the Braves win and show some offense (like yesterday) or lose looking helpless at the plate (like Friday)?

    I know I will.

  6. 156
    john j Says:

    Now that Bublla has hit .180, we will look back at this as the turning point with nothing but success ahead.

  7. 157
    Steve Says:

    By the way, have you all seen that latest on Prado and that he’s hitting off a tee? Things seemingly went from grim to possible that last couple of days.

  8. 158
    Nate Says:

    All I had heard on him is August at the earliest. That’s definitely awesome news, Steve

  9. 159
    Nate Says:

    Can’t watch the game where I am, but how does any reliever get left in a game long enough to give up4 hits and 2 BB w/o getting through an inning?

  10. 160
    Bubdylan Says:

    Steve, Curt, Ham, if this thing settles into more of a Wild Card race than a division race for the Bravos, do you think you guys will do a show that discusses teams like the Diamondbacks, Giants, Brewers, Cards, etc? I know it’s a long ways off, but just curious. We all know the Phillies up and down, but I barely know the potential WC teams. Do you all follow them much?

  11. 161
    Steve Says:

    That’s a tough one today. Finally breaking through like that in the top of the 8th only to lose it in the bottom of the inning. Sigh.

  12. 162
    Steve Says:

    Hey Bub – In a word, sure. If and when that starts to materialize later in the year, we’d certainly look at the competition.

  13. 163
    Steve Says:

    #159 – I hear what you’re saying Nate. But, one of the walks was intentional. The single that drove in the first run was knocked down by Venters and should have been an easy play to Gonzo to end the inning with no runs and he’s the best reliever in baseball. I’m not too wound up about it, fwiw.

  14. 164
    Nate Says:

    Thanks Steve. I couldn’t watch or listen today. Sounds like a bizarre this is baseball inning. And yes, Venters is the best reliever in baseball.

  15. 165
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    BUT, Venters still created his own demise by WALKING the first batter… I am not disturbed so much when the releiver makes a good pitch and the batter has a good swing and manages to drop one in off a good pitch… that’s baseball.

    I AM disturbed when a reliever comes in and WALKS the first batter he faces. Baseball statistics would show that you have less than a 50/50 chance of the batter reaching base on a good fastball “down-the-middle”. However, the batter reaches 100% of the time on a walk and the walked runner tends to score in a one run game more often than not (in my opinion, there is a psychological “let down” by the defense and pitcher after a lead-off walk… that feeling of “we gave them a gift and it is uphill from here” i.e. pressing to overcome, a little drop in confidence, etc.)

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