Open thread, 9/21, #Braves vs. Pride

Sorry for the absence of an OT yesterday but really, who cares? The Braves don’t seem that interested, winning only 4 games in September despite facing only one team with a winning record.

Time to clean house, no?

The Bravos have been shutout five times and scored two runs or fewer in four games. Opponents have outscored them 75-38 this month. That’s two runs for every run scored, and with Jacob DeGrom, 8-1 with a 1.81 ERA in his last 11 starts, pitching for the Mets that streak of futility is likely to continue.

On top of that, Jay Hey and Gattis are still unable to go and today’s clean-up and fifth hitters are batting .125 and .156 in September.

Bonifacio 9, Gosselin 4, Freeman 3, JUpton 7, Johnson 5, Simmons 6, Bethancourt 2, BUpton 8, Santana 1

And we’re still waiting for news on Mike Minor’s shoulder.

Quite a month.

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8 comments

  1. What would you expect of a team of absentee owners and managed by aspiring real estate moguls?
    Speaking of real estate, I wonder whether the Cobb County faux-leaders have thought beyond the few hundred pockets that will be lined and considered the thousands that will see the value of their nearby homes drop in response to an already-horrible traffic situation suddenly made even worse? Take a quick look around the nation and find a neighborhood that’s done better in the wake of a newly-built stadium.
    Oh, one last point: Anyone out there feeling as I do (about the Brave’s Atlanta betrayal), may want to follow suit by closing any accounts that you have with SunTrust with a letter explaining why. `would that our City Council have the backbone to pass a Resolution estopping the Denver owners from using our name in front of their feckless Cobb County ball club!
    Good riddance to the whole idiot-indian organization!

  2. Looks like you’re going to get your wish CB. Odds are Wren gets his walking papers at the end of the season. I think more than the crappy on field performances the culture he’s created deserves to get him canned. Every longtime fan knows there’s a “Braves way” of doing things and guys like the Uptons and CJ certainly don’t act like Braves. As much shit as Uggla got, and deservedly so, his attitude was certainly better than some of the guys still here.

  3. I’m not sure I agree w/ you about Uggla. He didn’t bother showing up to a game, so his attitude left something to be desired in my book.

  4. And I would have tolerated his crappy attitude if it hadn’t been for his even crappier play. You’ll notice that after he flubbed his 2 1/2-week stint with the Giants, nobody’s bothered to pick him up, even as a right-handed power bat to have on the bench once rosters expanded. He’ll maybe get a no-risk invite to spring training next year, but unless he wants to go play in Japan or Mexico (And with the money the Braves still owe him, why should he?), he’s done.

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