“I have never pitched against the Phillies, but I know they are a good team,” he said after the Braves lost 3-0 to the Washington Nationals on Sunday. “But I’m going to go as long as I can and keep the ball down. I will try to focus, concentrate and not lose control.”
DAP: I appreciate you trying to sway folk’s opinions but I stand by what I said about it not being “primarily…. pitching” that has lost a 10 1/2 game lead. A few runs here and there and we would also have clinched by now. Look up the word “primarily”; I did not rule out that pitching played a roll. Overall, considering the injuries, the pitching has not been bad. The bullpen for every team loses some games. On the other hand, the hitting has been terrible. The Braves have scored 3 runs or less in 15 games since Aug 26 and may very well do it again 3 more times. And, Fredi and most of his staff suck; you are welcome to your opinion. I’ll keep mine.
When Fredi was fired in Florida, his bench coach and hitting coach were also fired with him. Maybe, just maybe, Fredi has trouble hiring a competent staff, managing the bench, the pitching staff and hitting. Other than that, he might grow into his postion.