July 01, 2012

Show #190: Another Week of Mixed Results

More questions about the starting rotation.  More losses to the Nationals.  Bourn, Prado, and Chipper snubbed from the All Star Game.



149 Responses to “Show #190: Another Week of Mixed Results”

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  1. 101
    Bubdylan Says:

    I need a new adjective for this ballteam. How about pukey? Is pukey taken?

  2. 102
    Curt Says:

    As excited as I am right now, I still know we have their ballpark and our bullpen to contend with

  3. 103
    Steve Says:

    My son had a baseball game tonight so I could only follow on the free At Bat app (which sucks, as a side note) and it was just zeros and zeros and zeros. I get in my car, turn on the radio and Jim Powell is literally in mid-sentence, calling Mac’s about to be grandslam as it’s flying through the air. It was the least stress I had following a game all year.

    All the problems aside, great to get game 1 against the Phils.

  4. 104
    Leah Says:

    @101 Speaking of adjectives…don’t you feel a “Braves 2012 tribute in the form Of original song by Bub” coming on? That’d be so awesome! Bring it!

  5. 105
    Bubdylan Says:

    My songwriting these days is weak. And my fandom is a touch too cynical for a tribute. Unless Wren fires Fredi, and then I’ll write Frank a tribute that’d make Don McLean blush.

  6. 106
    Shaun Says:

    Good read here, by David Schoenfield, about whether this year’s Braves outfield has a chance to be one of the best of any season: http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/26482/do-braves-have-all-time-great-outfield

  7. 107
    Bubdylan Says:

    Uggla’s in a slump I think.

  8. 108
    Danny Says:

    I love Andrelton Simmons!

  9. 109
    Walker Says:

    I love burying the Phillies. The tables have turned.

  10. 110
    Jo Bu Says:

    Yep. You don’t hear too much out of those troll Phillies fans on the AJC blogs these days. I love it!

  11. 111
    Steve Says:

    And to come back down 3 – 1 to score 5 unanswered. Extremely satisfying win. And nice for Simmons to show the national audience his glove tonight, too.

  12. 112
    Bubdylan Says:

    These couple of games have helped my feelings a lot.

  13. 113
    Curt Says:

    Bub, I couldn’t say it better. If we go up there and get buried by that team and those pitchers…. Very gratifying, and reassuring.

  14. 114
    Leah Says:

    Just got caught up on Walking Dead season 2. I’m totally freaked out and cannot sleep.

  15. 115
    Steve Says:

    @114 – From the repetitive storylines and the boredom? Sorry, season 2 left me really angry.

  16. 116
    Leah Says:

    I have a couple of episodes left. Thought I saw them all but alas…boredom was not my problem.

    Victorino makes me laugh. Way to go buddy!

  17. 117
    Nate Says:

    @115, for real. They should steal some of Breaking Bad’s writers.

  18. 118
    Leah Says:

    Fantastic at bat by Uggla there.

  19. 119
    Pure Says:

    Now that we’re at the All-Star break, I thought it would be interesting to go back to episode 177 of the podcast and check how everyone is doing with their pre-season predictions. Here we go:

  20. 120
    Pure Says:

    How many games will Chipper play in 2012? Over/under: 125
    Ham: under
    Curt: under (112)
    Steve: under (95-100)
    answer: 49
    winner: Steve

  21. 121
    Pure Says:

    Dan Uggla’s output. Over/under: 36 HR, 82 RBI? (Dan’s 2011 stats)
    Curt: under HR, over RBI
    Ham: over for both
    Steve: over for both
    answer: 12 HR, 45 RBI
    winner: Curt

  22. 122
    Pure Says:

    Jason Heyward’s batting average: Over/under: .270
    Steve: under (.260/.265)
    Ham: under (.255)
    Curt: under (.260)
    answer: .271
    winner: Steve (closest)

  23. 123
    Pure Says:

    Who has a lower ERA — Minor or Beachy
    Curt: Minor (drank the spring training cool aid)
    Ham: Minor
    Steve: Beachy
    answer: Beachy (2.00); Minor (5.97)
    winner: Steve

  24. 124
    Pure Says:

    True or False — JJ is still a Brave after the trade deadline
    Curt: True (injured, can’t trade him)
    Ham: True (we need him)
    Steve: False (season out of reach, or we don’t need him)
    answer: we’ll know in 3 weeks
    winner: Ham (closest)

  25. 125
    Pure Says:

    Staff leader in wins, and how many?
    Ham: Hudson (14)
    Curt: Hanson (16)
    Steve: Hanson (16)
    answer: Hanson (10)
    winner: Curt/Steve

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