August 21, 2011

Show #161: The Braves Deliver a Statement

An impressive 6 – 1 week, Chipper’s coming back, Bourn’s impact and the triumphant return of the Post Season Hope Meter.



162 Responses to “Show #161: The Braves Deliver a Statement”

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  1. 101
    Mark in Memphis Says:


    Lowe really didn’t have a “rough inning”, the defense did…

    W/o the first of the two errors, Lowe gives up two runs in that inning instead of three…

    W/o both errors, he throws about 15 – 20 fewer pitches in the inning…

    Granted, if he doesn’t walk Colvin (2011 BA .138, OBP .198), Soriano hits a solo HR.

  2. 102
    Steve Says:

    #101 – Thanks Mark. Great recap.

  3. 103
    Leah Says:

    #99 Where are your priorities?

  4. 104
    Jo-Bu Says:

    Looks like B-Mac is back with a B-Mac-Attack! 3-0 Bravos!

  5. 105
    Mark in Memphis Says:


    Let’s let him do it for a couple of games first…

  6. 106
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    Has the makings of a “back-and-forth-all-day” game…

  7. 107
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    Now, basically a 0-0, 7 run game – like a AA, double header…

  8. 108
    Frigatedoc Says:

    So Hanson is on his way back to Atlanta to have his shoulder “looked at” again? Did they look at it the first time?

    From a medical perspective guys, things do not look good for Tommy. (Not to insult anyones intelligence here). Recurring rotator cuff tendonitis usually reflects a deeper issue, maybe mechanical or related to a different part of the shoulder. I hope he does not have a tear….but all things point that way. My guess is that he is done for the season…..AND this is may hinder him in the long run. Too bad…..he sure was pitching great.

  9. 109
    ham Says:

    Alright, Gonzo. Just don’t hit into a DP. Anything but that.

  10. 110
    ham Says:

    Thank you!

  11. 111
    Frigatedoc Says:

    Gonzalez + Heyward + no outs + bases loaded = 0 runs scored

  12. 112
    Mark in Memphis Says:


    If it is a mechanical issue, maybe they can “remove” that pause that lets everyone run on him so successfully…

  13. 113
    Jo-Bu Says:


    If it were Heyward or Gonzales (streaky), I’d say sure but Brian is pretty consistent and the only time he’s not really hitting is when he’s hurt or stereo vision is out of focus.

  14. 114
    ham Says:

    Is it me, or is it a toss-up between Gonzalez and Heyward in terms of who you want LEAST at the plate with men in scoring position.

  15. 115
    Mark in Memphis Says:


    Okay, two in the game is promising.

  16. 116
    Frigatedoc Says:

    I think Mccann can see again…….

  17. 117
    Mark in Memphis Says:


    I wish Chipper could convience Gonzalez to forget pulling everything (for power) and spray the ball from right center to left center…

    If he hit in the .280’s with his glove, he would always have a job…

  18. 118
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    So, could this be construed as one of those “didn’t have his best stuff, but kept the Braves in the game” or did Beachy pitch better than that?

  19. 119
    Jo-Bu Says:


    I agree ham. Bother seem to come out of nowhere to knock one out of the park then they go back to sleep the next game.

  20. 120
    Mark in Memphis Says:


    Well, it does appear that Jason is having more “good at-bats with nothing to show for it” (like his line drive into the left field corner that the LF made a good play on – he is starting to hit the ball to all fields – will take time to be consistant with it – something Gonzalez doesn’t do)…

  21. 121
    Jo-Bu Says:


    Yep, and when that happens it’s just a matter of time (you would hope) that they start droping for hits. With Gonzo, it’s always a pop up or a weak ground out.

  22. 122
    Jo-Bu Says:

    Speaking of which: Alex is at the plate now with Freddie on 1st via the HBP.

  23. 123
    Jo-Bu Says:

    LOL! True to form, he grounds into a DP. It’s not funny, really but you know what I mean 🙂

  24. 124
    Jo-Bu Says:

    Ooh, I think that’s the first hit batsman for Christian this season.

  25. 125
    Mark in Memphis Says:


    Well, “With Gonzo, it’s always a pop up or a weak ground out” is somewhat unfair to him as well. He is definitely a “streaky” hitter. He REALLY seems to hit well against the fish (who let him go)… And he will go into a tear where he will hit a home run every other game for a few, then it seems like he “tries to hit home runs” and then he goes into the tank a bit.

    Would love to see him try to hit to all fields instead of pulling everything… Maybe “shorten up” on his bat with two strikes and just spray the ball…

    Maybe seeing what Larry and Chipper are doing for Jason will “rub off” on him a little…

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