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. 51
    Curt Says:

    And anyone remember how hot Neagle’s wife was. Total hottie. Klassy.

  2. 52
    Curt Says:

    Watching ESPN today, in regards to Dickey’s back-to-back 1 hitters, last guy to pitch back-to-back 1 hitters was Dave Steib who did it for the Jays. Both games he gave up a hit after pitching 8 2/3 innings of no-hit ball. Crazy

  3. 53
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    So when are we going to wise up and trade that Heyward guy? :D

  4. 54
    Walker Says:

    Kimbrel was just so dominant. I really just wish we could use him more. Oh well.

  5. 55
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    @54

    It is really nice when he has clean innings appearances (i.e. no hits, no walks)!

    I can live with and hit or two if he just kills walking the first batter…

  6. 56
    Curt Says:

    MIM, we’ll pass on your comments to BP Frank.

    Apologies to the Thunder fans. I rooted for your team.

  7. 57
    Walker Says:

    I don’t care who wins. I just want a game 7 that goes into triple overtime. But I’m just selfish like that.

  8. 58
    Nate Says:

    Melky Cabrera must really like playing in SF.

  9. 59
    Nate Says:

    Form Bleacher Report and one of their crazier pieces:

    “One of the top pitching prospects in baseball for two consecutive fears, Julio Teheran has seemingly plateaued at Triple-A, as his electric arm and arsenal are yet to translate at the big-league level.

    After a terrific 2011 season at Triple-A in which he posted a 15-3 record with 2.55 ERA and 122 K/48 BB in 144.2 innings, Teheran struggled upon a promotion to Atlanta. Appearing in five games, the right-hander registered a 5.03 ERA over 19.2 innings while allowing four home runs, eight walks and fanning 10.

    With Brandon Beachy on the precipice of season-ending elbow surgery and Mike Minor still trying to find consistency, Teheran is a blue-chip prospect who could yield a significant return of major-league-caliber arms.”

    Just not even close. I agree that trades are coming, but I just don’t know how big of a trade we should expect. We are in a classic situation for the Braves to play the “We want to get healthy and see what we have” card. I don’t think Wren will start pushing the panic button now, he’s dealt with injuries every year and he’s never made an epic trade that sends away blue chip prospects. To trade away any of these kids that have been untouchable for so long seems to go against the grain of what the Braves are all about these days.

    Last offseason I thought the Braves would probably need 7 or 8 starters to get through 2012, which appears to be pretty accurate. They better hang onto all of these guys for now.

  10. 60
    Shaun Says:

    http://www.fangraphs.com/not/index.php/brian-mccann-glimpses-the-unthinkable/

  11. 61
    Nate Says:

    @60, Awesome.

  12. 62
    Nate Says:

    I do like the Garza rumor, but there is no way he’s worth anything close to a Teheran. The Youkilis rumor is interesting, but we already have Prado. An athletic, right-handed LF with some pop is what I’m hoping for from Santa Wren and a healthy, reliable LHRP. Garza would just be icing on the cake. I like a postseason rotation of Huddy, Hanson, Garza, we would just need a consistent 4th starter out of the Delgado, Minor, JJ, and Teheran group.

    I imagine Wren will give those 4 every chance he can for them to fill out the rotation and be consistent before he starts making any trades.

  13. 63
    Adam Says:

    That was Uggla’s first hit this season in the first inning.

  14. 64
    Nate Says:

    This whole hitting homers and scoring runs thing is fun to watch.

  15. 65
    Nate Says:

    @63, that’s nuts. Almost as crazy as the inability to win on Mondays.

    And there’s an Uncle Dave homer. David Ross, both a scholar and a gentleman.

  16. 66
    Nate Says:

    Hitting homers, calling a great game. Given McCann’s knack for finding the DL, isn’t having Ross on the team pretty important. Let’s resign this guy.

  17. 67
    Nate Says:

    @27, I can’t remember there ever being an injury to a key piece other than Smoltz and when Chipper got hurt before what should have been his rookie year.

    Injuries are so common place now, and injuries I can’t remember ever hearing about as much as you do now, such as TJ injuries, obliques, shoulders, nerve damage in arms leading to numbness, it makes me wonder about a lot of things such as PEDs and whether guys in the past were really that much “tougher” than modern athletes.

  18. 68
    Adam Says:

    omigod Bourn! What a catch.

  19. 69
    Nate Says:

    Air Bourn. Had to.

  20. 70
    Leah Says:

    Wow! Winning IS more fun!

  21. 71
    Adam Says:

    HUGE homer right there!

    This team is a lot better when Heyward is contributing.

  22. 72
    Anne Says:

    I love the Braves right now so much that I’m giving them tomorrow off. Oh, and #60 will haunt me for a while when I close my eyes.

  23. 73
    Walker Says:

    Heyward would hit 40 homers at Yankee stadium.

  24. 74
    Steve Says:

    #72 was spectactular

    Hell of a win today. What a good piece of news and something to loosen up the offense. Bring on Boston. Let’s win that series, too.

  25. 75
    Bubdylan Says:

    From so low to so high in two days. I love baseball. (I hate baseball.)

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