i bet frank wren sitting back whiching that he had traded derek lowe,hotdogs $3,drinks $4 derek lowe wasted money he is the weakes length. everybody need to stop looking at strikes go by and stop swinging at dirt balls,maybe we can win some games.
They should just shut down Lowe for a couple of starts and see if he can get his control back and mechanics back through mound sessions with McDowell, Ross, Mac, Medlen, whoever. He is just getting crushed right now, and the Braves aren’t really in a position where they can be taking a guaranteed loss 1 out of every 5 games. Just like we shouldn’t be spotting teams what feels like 9-12 outs every game with our lineup. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a team hit this many infield/foul territory pop ups or ground into as many DPs as these guys have in the past 10 games or so.
How much do you think game time temperature plays a part in Lowe’s success? He was good last September, when it’s still hot but cooling down, and in the cold of October. He was great in April when it there was still a nip to the air. It seems like he’s progressively gotten worse as the Summer goes by. This is a great time for someone named Bub to come through with some Lowe data on cooler months vs hot.
I don’t know how the Braves expect Heyward to do well if he doesn’t play. Hell we threw Uggla out there everyday when he sucked. Way to ruin and alienate a future superstar. And Heyward will be a star. Good luck getting that hometown discount when he becomes a free agent.
Heyward certainly isn’t helping things, but those team numbers are atrocious. Almost unbelievably bad. Joe Simpson talks all the time about great hitters who take the approach that it is the pitcher in jeopardy when the bases are loaded. The Braves sure don’t seem to take that to heart. And just the fundamental stuff. The bunts and the sac flies. It’s beyond maddening.
Remember that 6 game WC lead just a few days ago? Fredi seems to think it is still April and there is plenty of time to turn things around. He wants to experiment so he knows what to do when it really counts. Sorry, but I count Fredi as one of Wren’s screwups (Just an opinion).
John J, I have to agree with you on that one. Wren was so eager to have Fredi, that he didn’t even interview other candidates. Personally, I would have liked the Braves to sign some young 21st century whiz kid manager that knows what he’s doing.
I THINK FREDI NEED TO SEND DEREK LOWE TO THE BULLPEN TO DO RELIEF UNTIL HE CAN PROVE HE IS GOOD ENOUGH TO COME BACK TO THE STARTING ROTATION,HE IS JUST TRYING TO AIM HIS PITCHES AND HOPE THY ARE STRIKES,I ALSO THINK FREDI GONLAEZ NEED TO BE EVALUATED FOR HIS POOR COACHING HE NEED TO WORK ON TEAM BUNTING TECHNIQUE,CRACK DOWN HARD ON PLAYERS WHEN THEY LEAVE ALL THOSE RUNNERS ON BASES IN SCORING POSITIONS,ALSO THIRD BASE COACH HAD MADE A COUPLE BAD DECISION WHEN A RUNNER TRY TO TAKE EXTRA BASES AND GET THROW OUT ,SOMETIMES HE HOLD RUNNERS ON BASE WHEN HE SHOULD LET THEM GO,ALSO LOT OF THE GUYS ARE NOT HUSTLING WHEN THEY RUN TO FIRST BASE,YOU SHOULD HUSTLE DOWN THAT LINE NO MATTER WHERE THE BALL IS HIT. ONLY WAY TO MAKE IT BACK TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP IS YOU GOT TO PLAY LIKE CHAMPIONS TOGETHER,GIVE THE FANS WHAT THEY COME TO THE BALL GAME FOR WE MISS CHIPPER AND BRIAN IN THE LINE UP BAD,JOHN SHEHOLZ NEED TO EVALUATE FRANK WREN DECISION ON SOME OF THE PLAYERS.