Great to get Jack Wilson for a month but lets get one thing straight. Alex Gonzales is far and above a better player than Wilson. Wilson has no power nor does he hit for average. He has no offensive value and shouldn’t be anybody’s starting SS.
#80, it might mean see ya Julio Lugo for the rest of this year, but I don’t know how much of an upgrade he is over Lugo. I got excited when Buster Olney mentioned we might be pursuing Jamey Carroll for Lugo’s bench spot, but that obviously did not happen. I think your Braves’ SS for 2012 is Alex Gonzalez. Hopefully we can just leave Alex in the 8th spot in the order from here on out and just hope he can clear the pitcher’s spot in the order every once in a while.
#82, I’ve been wanting Fredi to move Chipper closer to Bourn for a while. I was thinking they should batting Chip second since he is our best hitter and by far our best situational hitter, but with Mac struggling I might just give him the 3 spot back. Prado and Mac have looked pretty bad at the plate for a while now. Sorry, Leah. I still love Martin.
Went to the TweetUp tonight at the stadium. Pretty cool to hear from the Braves organist, Medlen and Jim Powell.
The crowd was absolutely dead tonight but then the Venters drama and Kimbrel’s entrance livened things up. We were sitting in the right field bleachers (a part of the stadium I almost never sit in) and our section was really, really mean to Ankiel in right. I felt bad for the guy. He probably doesn’t care BUT he has an absolute huge homerun in Braves post season history. I mean, c’mon people.
Does Wednesday mean Derek Lowe doesn’t suck anymore? I have conflicting feelings about my opinion on him now…
As for last night, Huddy was still dominant. Venters needs a rest or something, though. He was completely on edge and off his game.
94- I’m willing to believe Lowe is good again until he isn’t. We know he has it in him, so it’s not the craziest thing in the world. Regarding Venters, I don’t think that rest is the issue. He just loses the strike zone every once in a while, but seems to be able to buckle down just in time.
A two-week stint on the DL has reportedly done little to help Jair Jurrjens’ sore right knee. [And] now he’s planning to travel to Vail, Colo., to get a second opinion from knee specialist Dr. Richard Steadman. Jurrjens was scheduled to pitch Sunday against the Dodgers, but that’s doubtful now. The Braves held back Randall Delgado in Triple-A Gwinnett so he can pitch in that spot. They’ll still have Julio Teheran available to pitch the second game of the doubleheader in New York on Sept. 8. Jurrjens said his concern now is not finishing the regular season, but being ready for the postseason. This same knee kept him out of the postseason a year ago.
Did y’all see this from Bowman’s blog today? Spectacular:
As I was leaving Turner Field around midnight Tuesday, I was told Martin Prado was still in the clubhouse taking batting practice while his mother was across the hall watching television in the room reserved for family members of players and coaches.
When I casually asked bullpen coach Eddie Perez, who threw the BP pitches, why Prado had chosen to keep his mother there so late, he said, “She’s the one who told him to stay in there until he got things right.”