May 20, 2012

Show #184: Braves Remain in First and Take Series from Rays

A great series win in Tampa, the starting pitching, the record without Chipper and the trouble with EOF and Venters.



201 Responses to “Show #184: Braves Remain in First and Take Series from Rays”

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  1. 151
    Bubdylan Says:

    NL East Power Rankings

    1. Washington + Fredi Gonzalez
    2. Braves
    3. Mets + Fredi Gonzalez
    4. Phillies + Fredi Gonzalez
    5. Marlins + Fredi Gonzalez

  2. 152
    Leah Says:

    It feels like we’re never going to win again.

  3. 153
    Bubdylan Says:

    They need to give Teheran a shot. If for no other reason, the team needs to feel something is being done.

    And Wren needs to fire Fredi Gonzalez. I can’t for the life of me understand how the organization doesn’t see this. It is absolutely mind-numbing.

  4. 154
    Bubdylan Says:

    That’s the last straw.

  5. 155
    Curt Says:

    Should we start calling for McDowell to be fired? This is really a joke. I can’t wait for it to be that Chipper has been out and that’s why we can’t win. We can’t win because outlet pitching staff is a joke right now and our manager is a saboteur. So glad I will be out of the loop on these guys for a week. Compete for gods sake

  6. 156
    Walker Says:

    @ 155

    The Braves pitching has been pretty successful during McDowell’s tenure. Firing him now would be a little too quick. We should be looking at the manager.

    But this is the great thing about a MLB season that no other sport has. A MLB season has so many ups and downs. A week ago we couldn’t have imagined a 6 game losing streak.

  7. 157
    Curt Says:

    Walker – it was actually kind of a joke. I know it didn’t come off that way. But this team, and any team really, has zero chance when their pitching is this bad. And with the injuries on offense…

    It’s a train wreck right now

  8. 158
    Leah Says:

    Gotta fix it and fast.

  9. 159
    Steve Says:

    Fwiw, I think the Braves win tomorrow night. I bet both Mac and Freddie are back in the lineup and that Beachy pitches his arse off for 7 or 8 innings.

    Not to mention that me and my 11 year old will be there and I can’t stand the thought of seeing one these recent travesties in person.

  10. 160
    Steve Says:

    Speaking of which, no show tomorrow night. Moved to Monday night this week.

  11. 161
    will Says:

    Show #185: When does football start?

  12. 162
    Anne Says:

    Show #185 Olympic Preview
    Show #185 Tour de France – What to Expect
    Show #185 Steve’s Kid’s T-Ball Final

  13. 163
    Bubdylan Says:

    Show #185: Braves Avoid September Collapse

  14. 164
    Shaun Says:

    What this team needs is a trade. I just don’t know if there is one to be made at this point in the season, especially with a second wild card up for grabs.

  15. 165
    Shaun Says:

    How about Chase Headley of the Padres (.247/.364/.404 this season and a .354 OBP for his career)? The last two seasons, he’s had an OPS+ of 120.

    He doesn’t have a ton of power but he has some. It’s just not evident because he’s played in San Diego his whole career.

    The Padres may want to trade him because he’s arb eligible but he’s locked up through 2014. The Braves could get their thirdbaseman, if they want to leave Prado in left.

  16. 166
    Shaun Says:

    One more Headley fact: .300/.364/.444 on the road in his career.

  17. 167
    Walker Says:

    Braves win tonight 8-3.

  18. 168
    Bubdylan Says:

    I’ve got ‘em losing 4-1.

  19. 169
    Bubdylan Says:

    “There’s nobody dragging themselves into this clubhouse,” said Gio Gonzalez, who starts on Sunday Night Baseball against the Braves’ Brandon Beachy, in a matchup of early Cy Young candidates. “Everybody’s excited. Everybody’s fired up. You don’t see guys yawning as they’re going out to take batting practice. They’re into it.”

    On the other hand, there is a completely different environment in the Braves’ clubhouse these days: They are in survival mode.

    -Buster Olney

  20. 170
    Curt Says:

    “No I can’t,” Jones said when asked to point to the reason the team has struggled in his absence. “It’s frustrating to watch. Somebody has to step up. There are a 162 games to look forward to next year. Somebody has to step out. Somebody has to get the big out, get the big hit, make the big play – all those things that you have to do on a daily basis to win ball games.”

    In other news – the earth is not flat

  21. 171
    Nate Says:

    What’s our record against the NL East under Fredi Gonzalez? Shouldn’t that be something we start to look at and get concerned about. You know, with that whole unbalanced schedule thing…

  22. 172
    Nate Says:

    The organization can’t afford to lose the fans this early. There are a lot of home games left.

  23. 173
    Nate Says:

    Fredi really hung Livan out there for his former team. I’m sure Livan appreciates that.

  24. 174
    Walker Says:

    What a difference a week makes. I dreaded a losing streak longer than 5 games.

  25. 175
    Walker Says:

    We sure have a great manager.

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