June 17, 2012

Show #188: Losses and Injury Mark the Braves’ Week

Breaking down the Medlen/Minor/Beachy/JJ madness.  Looking back at the Yankees series.  And the Derek Lowe/Dusty Baker feud.

 

 

131 Responses to “Show #188: Losses and Injury Mark the Braves’ Week”

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  1. 26
    Nate Says:

    The Cardinals weren’t looking like a WS team early in the season last year, and they were without Wainwright for the whole year. One of the things that separates the 2012 Braves and 2011 Cards is the birds had a bunch of guys who stepped up big time last year, and they also had a very good bench, which the Braves don’t have. I would like to see us add another bat and another bullpen arm. I would also like to see Mac, Uggla, and Heyward step up. It’s time for that to happen.

  2. 27
    Curt Says:

    The thing about the Braves of the 90s is that they had no big injuries, other than Smoltz.

    These Braves can’t catch a break. Whether it be Chipper and the liner, Freeman and his eyes and the DP throw, EOF, Beachy, on and on. And each one is more crippling than the next. Every place of need develops a bigger void when we lose a guy who was actually contributing.

  3. 28
    Shaun Says:

    Curt @27, also the 1990s Braves were loaded because of Ted Turner/Time Warner and because they got lucky with developing Glavine and trading for Smoltz.

    The Braves were a player development juggernaut which makes it easy to forget that when they needed to sign a Greg Maddux or trade for a Fred McGriff or a Gary Sheffield or a Denny Neagle or an Andres Galarraga, it happened.

  4. 29
    Steve Says:

    I miss Denny Neagle.

  5. 30
    Shaun Says:

    Steve @29, The train sound he used to make…Let’s see Mike Minor do that!

  6. 31
    Curt Says:

    The hookers he got busted soliciting. Let’s see Delgado pull that off.

  7. 32
    Shaun Says:

    Who doesn’t love a good hooker solicitation story?

  8. 33
    Walker Says:

    Doesn’t Chipper get an automatic invite to the all star game since its his last year?I remember they did it with Ripken and Gwynn back in the day. If they don’t its ashame. I guarantee they would do it with Jeter and Chipper is the far better talent over his career.

  9. 34
    Steve Says:

    @32 – I totally missed this. Here’s the story from Deadspin. With a picture! And it is not pretty.

    http://deadspin.com/150905/denny-neagles-discerning-eye

  10. 35
    Bubdylan Says:

    #34, that picture is just beyond belief. I didn’t even know he’d grown his hair long.

  11. 36
    Bubdylan Says:

    3 to 3 in the 5th. I’d put our odds of winning this game at 20%.

  12. 37
    Steve Says:

    I feel better about our chances after throw Tex out at the plate there. That’s some good momentum. Now if we can cash in on Mac’s double.

    Bub – #35 is hilarious

  13. 38
    Bubdylan Says:

    Love the ol’ great-play-in-the-field-then-do-damage-at-the-plate combo. Good job, Heyward.

  14. 39
    Bubdylan Says:

    Speaking of beyond belief:

    Chad Durbin since May 11:

    19 appearances
    15 innings
    0.72 WHIP
    0.00 ERA
    OPS against: .368

  15. 40
    Bubdylan Says:

    Venters in that same stretch:

    21 appearances
    15 innings
    2.01 WHIP (!!!!)
    6.21 ERA
    OPS against: 1.044 (YeeeOUCH)

  16. 41
    Steve Says:

    The WHIP over 2 is REALLY insane.

    How about EOF? What a huge appearance there.

  17. 42
    Walker Says:

    @34 That is one beautiful woman.

  18. 43
    Walker Says:

    Andrelton Simmons has been impressive. That defense with that obp. Great combination

  19. 44
    Steve Says:

    #43 – Absolutely. The great defense has been amazing. But not having a complete black hole in the 8 spot is damn good, too.

  20. 45
    Walker Says:

    Sit down Jeter!!

  21. 46
    Walker Says:

    We Won!!

  22. 47
    Steve Says:

    Hell yes. What a great moment. Finally.

  23. 48
    Walker Says:

    Nationals about to lose

  24. 49
    Walker Says:

    They lost

  25. 50
    Curt Says:

    What a relief. Not to ever give props to the Yanks, but 10 game winning streak all against teams over .500. Never happened in their history.

    Oh, and we just snapped it. The Jeter strike out in the 9th made me cry and pee my pants a little.

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