May 28, 2012

Show #185: The Braves Losing Streak Reaches 8

Breaking down the streak:  what’s gone wrong and how much does it mean for the long haul?



184 Responses to “Show #185: The Braves Losing Streak Reaches 8”

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  1. 126
    Curt Says:

    McLouthian numbers

  2. 127
    Steve Says:

    Speaking of, have we mentioned on here that the Pirate DFA’d McLouth recently.

  3. 128
    Bubdylan Says:

    Bad for McLouth, but good for my feelings frankly. As is Yunel’s crapper start along with complaints of his attitude. I guess I’m just that petty.

  4. 129
    Nate Says:

    #128, maybe one day Yunel will grow up and stop wasting all that talent. I get the impression that he just doesn’t care.

  5. 130
    Walker Says:

    I just searched the internet and I dont see anything about Yunel’s attitude.

  6. 131
    Bubdylan Says:

    In the words of Rafiki, “look hhhaaaarrrderrr…”

  7. 132
    David Says:

    123 — Wait…the Braves have VIDEO now?!?!?!?!

    I am excited for Simmons’ debut tonight. I know Minor’s not much of a groundball pitcher, so maybe they should just position him by having him stand on top of the left-field wall.

  8. 133
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    Now, the Jays have had time for the “new” to wear off Yunel and him to start “wearing” on them… Guess it wasn’t “just Bobby”…

    According to something I heard on a podcast (paraphrasing here):

    “Normally, even when he isn’t hitting, he provides value from his defense; however, that seems to be suffering along with his OPS right now…”

    last 7 days___.182___.217___.444

    6 Errors/48 games played/48 games started
    5 years experience/$5M

    In comparison:
    last 7 days___.063___.118___.181

    7 errors/42 games played/40 games started
    Rookie/probably MLB min.

    Yunel is just barely outplaying our rookie…

    But I suppose there are still some people out there who are unhappy we traded him…

  9. 134
    Walker Says:

    Im still unhappy we traded him. Yeah I said it. His stats last year were pretty good. You may want to look at those in 162 games than ones in 50 games. Always kick a man when he’s down. Smh

  10. 135
    Bubdylan Says:

    Oh, I kicked him when he was up, too. So I figure I get a pass. 🙂

  11. 136
    Walker Says:

    You get a pass. At least you are consistent.

  12. 137
    Nate Says:

    #133, yes, it was a terrible trade regardless of player personalities. Alex Gonzalez and Pastornicky are really contributing to the Atlanta Braves right now.

  13. 138
    Bubdylan Says:

    It was an awful trade, production-wise. There’s no way around that.

  14. 139
    Bubdylan Says:

    Mike Minor rained out: Christmas in June.

  15. 140
    Curt Says:

    At least Medlen might be closer to being stretched out next time he comes around in the rotation

  16. 141
    Walker Says:

    After ALL these years, the Mets might finally have a no – hitter. This is the one and only time I’m rooting for the Mets.

  17. 142
    Bubdylan Says:

    Good for the Mets! And Johan. Against the Cards, too. Wow.

  18. 143
    Walker Says:

    It has an asterisk though. Beltran clearly hit a double that hit the chalk earlier in the game. The blind umpire didn’t see it.

  19. 144
    Bubdylan Says:

    Nice to see JJ gave up another ten runs down in Gwinnett. What’s his ERA now? A thousand?

  20. 145
    Nate Says:

    #140, this is the move that will put us in first. Now call up Gerrain, wait for Moylan, hope Jair Jurrjens shows up again, trade for a middle reliever, and win it all. Go Braves!

  21. 146
    David Says:

    144 – well, at least only 6 of those runs were earned…right guys?

    Not sure if it’s funny or sad that Pastornicky had a throwing error in that game too.

    Also, agree with 143 – Beltran’s liner was, on replay, clearly fair. maybe a tough call to make in a split second – which just makes a stronger case for instant replay on fair/foul calls

  22. 147
    Bubdylan Says:

    They’ve hurt Jurrjens’ feelings. They could at least keep dialogue open with the guy. That’s THREE pitchers who have complained of Wren not simply keeping them in the loop via discussion. Glavine, KK, and now JJ. I like Wren, and I seldom favor players in player-GM/Manager disputes, but the evidence is piling up. TALK to these people, Frank. What’s it hurt to pick up the phone and make these people feel like they count for something in the process??

    “You hear stuff. When the Medlen stuff happened, people around here, my teammates, were like, ‘Wow, they didn’t even think to call you back up?’ People were asking me, ‘Did they say anything to you?’ It just shows me what I mean to them. It doesn’t feel good, but that’s OK. It’s business.”

  23. 148
    Steve Says:

    @147 – the flip side to me about his feelings being hurt is what has he done in the minors to really be considered to come back up?

  24. 149
    Bubdylan Says:

    #148, he’s done nothing. And I wouldn’t think twice about any of it except him being the third pitcher to mention not being talked to about what’s going on. It just seems to me that if he’s got the balls to cut ties with Glavine and Smoltz, and to make these moves with icewater in his veins (which I like), he ought to give these guys a call. It seems like Schurholz’s (sp?) intervention in the Glavine fiasco, along with comments from the players, backs up the idea that Wren is tactless.

    But you know me, Stevie, I’m not crying much over these millionaires feeling left out. Just seems like enough to raise an eyebrow and wonder if we might not get the best out of our players – and the best considerations from free agents – if Wren would tighten up this part of his game.

  25. 150
    Bubdylan Says:

    Gosh, that was $%&# awful. This game will wear your nerves to a raw nub.

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