September 03, 2012

Show #199: Two Bright Spots for Braves in a Rough Week

Chipper’s homerun. Medlen’s continued dominance. The September collapse. Faith in Hanson?

 

 

70 Responses to “Show #199: Two Bright Spots for Braves in a Rough Week”

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  1. 51
    Curt Says:

    Pretty amazing to have 3 shut outs in a row

  2. 52
    Leah Says:

    Dan’s post game interview cracked me up. If he can decide when he’s back like he decided to flip a switch then why did he ever leave? I mean great game…so glad he’s “back” and all just hope it’s for real. Go Braves! Great win!

  3. 53
    Walker Says:

    Maybe Bud Selig should have waited until next year with this extra wild card idea.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/page/rumblings120907/baseball-potential-postseason-mess

  4. 54
    Curt Says:

    @52 – and why wasn’t that switch turned on 2 months ago

  5. 55
    Steve Says:

    From a DOB tweet this morning. So crazy: In their past 5 games, #Braves are 4-1 with an 0.60 ERA and a .216 batting average and 11 runs scored.

  6. 56
    Steve Says:

    Can’t wait to see more details about the “more mental” than “physical” reasons behind the shutdown of Strasburg. I hope he says that the Nats created the problem with all the innings limit focus.

  7. 57
    Walker Says:

    Mark it down. The Nationals are NOT winning the World Series. Who does this? They could have easily strategized and handled him this season in a way that would have allowed him to pitch all season. They could have skipped starts. They could have had him skip the whole month of April. They could have done something. If I’m in that Nationals clubhouse I’m pissed. It’s obvious their front office had no confidence in them competing this year.

  8. 58
    will Says:

    Med Dog

  9. 59
    Curt Says:

    I forget where I read the article about the researcht hat went into the Strasburg decision and the other young guys who came back too quick from Tommy John. A lot of great young pitchers who were ruined by pitching too much in their first season back. The decision to limit his innings is right on, the way it has been handled, not so much – as you note Walker. But, I also think the Nats thought they were a year away. Not that you should play to lower expectations, but I think they were not prepared for their own success. Which is kind of strange considering their talent and the pitchers they brought in during the offseason.

  10. 60
    Curt Says:

    THAT is an insane stat:

    Uggla this year – 27 infield pop-ups
    Jeter last 10 years – 26 infield pop-ups

  11. 61
    Walker Says:

    Uggla & McCann!!

  12. 62
    Walker Says:

    I never really thought about an infield pop fly being equivalent to a strikeout. But it’s so true. Both are worthless outs. #baseball aha moment

  13. 63
    Walker Says:

    Marlins and Giants couldn’t hold on. Hopefully the Cardinals and Pirates lose.

  14. 64
    Leah Says:

    Anybody know what channel part 2 is on?

  15. 65
    Leah Says:

    Nats walk off. Arg.

  16. 66
    Bub Says:

    No longer rooting against the Nats. We ain’t catching them. And facing them without Strasburg after beating a WC opponent is as good a gig as any, so let them secure the best record.

  17. 67
    Leah Says:

    Bub…never give up!

  18. 68
    Walker Says:

    Bub with the two playoff home games, I somewhat see your point. However, it’s one and done.

  19. 69
    will Says:

    nats goin down
    chop harder!

  20. 70
    Walker Says:

    Kimbrel in the 9th? Looks likes somebody has learned how to manage a bullpen.

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