May 13, 2012

Show #183: The Braves Sweep the Cards and Take First Place

The sweep of the Cards, Mike Minor’s troubles and looking at the line up.



260 Responses to “Show #183: The Braves Sweep the Cards and Take First Place”

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  1. 176
    Bubdylan Says:

    Mike Minor’s walk-up music:

  2. 177
    Steve Says:

    A 9 pitch at bat to Buehrle. yikes

  3. 178
    Adam Says:

    This game is starting to look ugly.

  4. 179
    Nate Says:

    JJ has given up 8 through 4 IP for Gwinnett. Yikes.

  5. 180
    Anne Says:

    That double steal was kind of beautiful. Yeah, I know. It was the other guys.

  6. 181
    Pure Says:

    I think we all saw this coming.

  7. 182
    Nate Says:

    Whatever, their uniforms still suck. So there’s that. At least our guys look badass.

  8. 183
    Anne Says:

    The weather here is great…and that’s about the entirety of the great.

  9. 184
    Nate Says:

    “it’s hard to put on a Bonifacio with a 6-1 deficit” – Chip Caray

    It’s like salt on an open wound.

  10. 185
    Nate Says:

    This may not be a great week with Shields and Price looming this weekend.

  11. 186
    Adam Says:

    The heck is he doing going for 3rd down by 4 with no outs?

  12. 187
    Walker Says:

    Great start Minor, ya bum.

    I kid, I kid, Roger needs to figure out what wrong with him ASAP.

  13. 188
    Jo-Bu Says:

    Minor should have never taunted the baseball gods in his spring training remarks. Every ballplayer knows the gods always get the final say. Don’t talk the talk unless you can walk the walk.

  14. 189
    Nate Says:

    From Talking Chop:
    Minor in 2012 with bases empty: .226/.282/.339 … .621 OPS
    Minor in 2012 with runners on: .422/..461/.766 … 1.226 OPS

  15. 190
    Bubdylan Says:

    #189, so it’s a confidence problem? What good is arrogance if it doesn’t give you confidence?? Boo. Chuck James, Jo Jo Reyes, Mike Minor … maybe Atlanta’s quest for a lefty starter should just end.

  16. 191
    Adam Says:

    Runner on 3rd with 0 outs and we can’t get the run home. That’s a bad sign.

  17. 192
    Steve Says:

    @191 – I think the only bad sign is the pitching at this point (Minor, JJ, a little Venters)

  18. 193
    ham Says:

    Hard to argue with the lineup tonight.

  19. 194
    Curt Says:

    As night follows day, the Braves follow a loss with an ass kicking.

  20. 195
    Nate Says:

    Beachy looks so freaking great!

  21. 196
    Shaun Says:

    Chip Carey and Joe Simpson were just talking about Stanton as a guy to consider starting a franchise with and that Stanton, Heyward and Freeman were all taken in the same draft (2007).

    Heyward has 9.5 career Wins Above Replacement per Baseball Reference.
    Stanton has 7.6 WAR per B-R.

    Heyward has 8.5 career WAR per FanGraphs.
    Stanton has 8.1.

    And that’s with a rather poor offense season from Heyward in 2011.

    I think it’s because Heyward’s offensive issues were a little bit overblown (though they were real) and he is underrated defensively.

  22. 197
    Shaun Says:

    Matt Chernoff ‏@RealMattlanta: “Another outstanding effort from Brandon Beachy… #Braves”

  23. 198
    Nate Says:

    #196, hard debate between two freak athletes. I give the edge to Stanton because he has more power and is more durable. Plus, Stanton’s improved a lot at the plate since he’s been in the league, no reason to think he won’t continue his improvement. He’s a better defensive outfielder than Heyward, too. I don’t think you could go wrong with either, but I would take Freddie over both.

  24. 199
    Nate Says:

    I think they mentioned last night that Stanton got a scholarship offer from Pete Carroll to be either a DB or WR. That’s pretty impressive.

  25. 200
    Leah Says:

    Rev just said a bad word.

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