April 29, 2012

Show #181: The Braves Continue to Roll

Analyzing the off-season “if’s,”  JJ’s demotion and the use of Chad Durbin.



160 Responses to “Show #181: The Braves Continue to Roll”

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  1. 126
    Nate Says:

    Great win

  2. 127
    DAP Says:

    i didnt like the double switch, but since heyward made the last out, and fredi wanted to leave o’flarety in there for a while, it made sense to take out heyward…sort of. i mean. you dont know how long that game was going to go, and fredi was able to preserve at least one arm by doing that.

    of course, on the other side of the “you dont know how long the game will go” coin, diaz got 2 ABs in spots where heyward could have been swinging it. toss up, trade off, whatever.

    i actually have to give fredi credit because i think his managing this year so far seems to be WAY better than last season. way better. the bullpen, even when to take out the starter, and late inning defense, lineup construction…everything.

  3. 128
    Nate Says:

    Our pitchers are slow learners.

    Is it just me, or is this mound really low compared to other parks?

  4. 129
    Walker Says:

    Brian McCann is slow

  5. 130
    Walker Says:

    really slow

  6. 131
    Adam Says:

    are we seriously going to get beat my Moyer again? This is just silly.

  7. 132
    David Says:

    I know that it was probably good thinking at the time, but now I’m questioning whether it was a wise move for Fredi to have Minor avoid his throwing session after Wednesday night’s game. Note to Fredi: have your young pitchers keep with their regular throwing routine before heading out to Colorado.

  8. 133
    Nate Says:

    I like Chipper as the 2.

  9. 134
    Bubdylan Says:

    I think it was 2008 when I just stopped looking at any Philly deficit on the scoreboard with any hope because they’d just erase it every single time. I guess that’s us now. Wild.

    Also, Chipper Jones: yeesh. May he live a thousand years and unretire as often as he likes. I’m done speaking ill of him.

  10. 135
    Leah Says:

    I sure hope Prado’s not breathing on anybody. All we need is an flu epidemic.

  11. 136
    Walker Says:


    He’s exactly what the #2 hitter should be…….One of the best hitters in the lineup.

    Common Sense

  12. 137
    Nate Says:

    #136 he’s hitting with guys on base now that he’s not hitting behind Mac, Uggla, and Freeman.

  13. 138
    Nate Says:

    Weird how that worked out again.

  14. 139
    Adam Says:

    Is it possible to not win when Chipper is in the lineup?

  15. 140
    Leah Says:

    Chipper is insane. In other news, I am not posting comments too quickly and STOP telling me what to do! 🙂

  16. 141
    Bubdylan Says:

    This is a very entertaining Braves team.

  17. 142
    Curt Says:

    I appreciate the big comebacks, but hasn’t the starting pitching been awful lately?

  18. 143
    Pure Says:

    You can always count on Curt to bring everyone down. But he does have a point.

  19. 144
    Walker Says:


    I’ll just write the bad starting pitching off to just a phase in a 162 game season.

  20. 145
    Bubdylan Says:

    Curt, both starting and BP pitching were my main concern this year. I’m pretty happy with them compared to what I feared.

  21. 146
    will Says:

    fun game

    BP looked ok in 8 and 9.

    Livan ate all the balloons in town.

    (somebody must have already said that…I’m slow)

  22. 147
    will Says:

    dunno if you all saw this, but catch this Grade AAA smack from Chipper after Moyer accused him of stealing signs…

    “I don’t know what the problem was,” Jones said. “I was literally having a conversation with the shortstop when he stepped off and said that. I don’t know why he’s so paranoid. But to be honest with you, every pitch he throws is 78 [mph]. So it’s not like we really have to relay signs.”

  23. 148
    Anne Says:

    #147 – Will, just read that myself. I wasn’t watching the game but sounds hilarious. If that’s what it takes for a great comeback win…Go Braves!!

  24. 149
    Chris Says:

    I think Bourn is going to have a career year. I don’t know how they are going to replace him next year. It seems like he is having for more and is more comfortable though than he was last year when he got traded here. Its too bad Boras is his agent…

  25. 150
    Shaun Says:

    DAP, Fredi does seem to be a little better. The mistakes he’s made seem to be the same ones that probably 90 percent of the managers in the game make this year. But he seems to be playing less “small ball,” which is always good.

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