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  • #31
    Originally posted by SamtheBravesFan View Post
    So, PBF, would you care to retract the above complaining or let it stand for all eternity?
    Why because the fact Wilson made a play? I didn't say Wilson shouldn't be in the game just that if Fredi is concerned with defense late in the game then Uggla is the one who should sit down since he has a very well known track record of poor defense. If Fredi subbed in Wilson at SS and moved Pastornicky (or something similar) to 2B then I wouldn't complain but just because it "worked" doesn't mean it is above a complaint.
    Extend Prado!!!

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    • #32
      Originally posted by PureBaseballFan View Post
      Why because the fact Wilson made a play? I didn't say Wilson shouldn't be in the game just that if Fredi is concerned with defense late in the game then Uggla is the one who should sit down since he has a very well known track record of poor defense. If Fredi subbed in Wilson at SS and moved Pastornicky (or something similar) to 2B then I wouldn't complain but just because it "worked" doesn't mean it is above a complaint.
      No, not at all: I thought that the result of the substitution was that Uggla would be out of the game. In the bottom of the inning, he gets the go-ahead single. That sequence doesn't happen if he's out. While something else could have happened, I have to think it's more likely that Uggla would have done something offensively more than Mr. Bunt.
      46 wins to match last year's total

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      • #33
        Originally posted by SamtheBravesFan View Post
        No, not at all: I thought that the result of the substitution was that Uggla would be out of the game. In the bottom of the inning, he gets the go-ahead single. That sequence doesn't happen if he's out. While something else could have happened, I have to think it's more likely that Uggla would have done something offensively more than Mr. Bunt.
        Sorry forgot about that but the fact he subbed him in the 8th baffles me more as traditionally you do defensive subs only when your team has the lead. Say if I was managing Uggla still would have gotten that AB but the difference would be Pastornicky would still be in the game and once the Braves got the lead I would have subbed out Uggla for defensive purposes.

        What also annoys me is while Pastornicky isn't going to make anyone think of Ozzie Smith defensively his defense has hardly been bad enough to warrant being subbed out defensively for late in the game. I mean Wilson is a nice backup but the fact Fredi has started him twice this season makes me angry, Pastornicky should be getting the start everyday for the most part so the Braves can actually see if he can truly hold down the job for the entire season. Gonzalez just makes baffling choices that I'm sure in his mind are reasonable but I think are some of oddest and dumbest moves done.
        Extend Prado!!!

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        • #34
          Minor's line for tonight:

          6 IP, 5 hits, 3 BB, 7 K, 2 ER.

          Quote me on that.
          Rest in Peace Jose Fernandez (1992-2016)

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Francoeurstein View Post
            Minor's line for tonight:

            6 IP, 5 hits, 3 BB, 7 K, 2 ER.

            Quote me on that.
            Well you were wrong, though I don't think you will complain.
            Extend Prado!!!

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            • #36
              Originally posted by PureBaseballFan View Post
              Well you were wrong, though I don't think you will complain.
              Oh not at all, he looked great tonight! Would love to see him have a big year.
              Rest in Peace Jose Fernandez (1992-2016)

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              • #37
                Freeman batting 3rd, Heyward batting 6th.

                Edit :: Of course the second I post that Freddie rocks a HR.
                Last edited by PureBaseballFan; 04-19-2012, 06:46 PM.
                Extend Prado!!!

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by PureBaseballFan View Post
                  Freeman batting 3rd, Heyward batting 6th.

                  Edit :: Of course the second I post that Freddie rocks a HR.
                  And goes 3-5 with two homers and a double.

                  Being jerked around the batting order hasn't seemed to affect Heyward yet: he seems to be just trying to hit wherever he is.
                  46 wins to match last year's total

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by SamtheBravesFan View Post
                    And goes 3-5 with two homers and a double.

                    Being jerked around the batting order hasn't seemed to affect Heyward yet: he seems to be just trying to hit wherever he is.
                    I still don't understand Uggla I mean I can understand splitting up the lefties but when Chipper is playing I would think him in the 5th slot would be better. (now hopefully Uggla erupts like Freeman )
                    Extend Prado!!!

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                    • #40
                      Braves traded Derek Lowe but found his replacement.
                      Extend Prado!!!

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                      • #41
                        Randall needs to follow Jurrjens down to the minors and the Braves need to finally give a spot in the rotation to Medlen, while you stretch him out you can piggyback Hernandez on him that way he isn't going directly into 80 - 100 pitch games.
                        Extend Prado!!!

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                        • #42
                          I watched the game last night. First Braves game I saw this year. Did they get rid of the tomahawk on the jersey?
                          "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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                          • #43
                            Alternate uniforms for weekend games at home. Recreating the look they had from '63 to '68.
                            "It's like watching a Western. It's slow, so you can watch the chess moves. Nothing seems to happen, but when it goes down, it goes down big." - Howard Bryant

                            3 6 10 21 29 31 35 41 42 44 47

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Los Bravos View Post
                              Alternate uniforms for weekend games at home. Recreating the look they had from '63 to '68.
                              Classy look.
                              "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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                              • #45
                                Why is Michael Bourn still leading off for the Braves against left handed pitchers?

                                Bourn has a career .290 OBP against left handed pitching with a .245 OBP against left handed starters in 2012 and a career .313 OBP against tonight's starter Cole Hamels. In contrast, Mets leadoff hitter Kirk Nieuwenhuis has a .375 OBP against lefty starters, albeit in only six games. Why is Fredi Gonzalez using a leadoff man with such a low OBP?
                                The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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