My suggestion for a Fredi segment is “how badly did you want to punch Fredi in the face this week.” It can be a scale of 0 to 10, zero being your child and ten being a drunk Phillies fan that just puked on a 9 year old girl.
Well, I said a couple or maybe even a few weeks ago that I hoped we weren’t peaking too early. I think the boys have a chance to catch fire again but they need to catch fire at the right moment. Otherwise, I don’t see us getting past the first round just like last year.
Well, not the best game, but we didn’t quit. Minor showed something… he could have “folded his tent” after that first inning, but he didn’t. Vizcaino had a good outing, hopefully gave him some confidence and let him know he has to hit his spots to pitch here, can’t just get by on talent at this level, but also let him know he IS capable of pitching at this level… Hopefully Prado got a little confidence… he hit bullets and got nothing in Philly… he hits three “softies” and gets three base hits…
Even with a few misguided pitching moves by Fredi and the injuries, it doesn’t look like pitching is the main issue with this rough patch. In the last 8 losses by the Braves, they scored 2,0,2,6,1,0,3,2 runs; that’s an average of 2 runs a game. Take out the 6 run loss, the average in the other 7 goes to 1.4 runs per game that they lost. Not hard to figure why they lost these games. Since a lot of the young bats haven’t developed like we expected, maybe it is time to start looking at Fredi’s buddy, Parrish.