74 thoughts on “Desultory game thread: April 3, Braves at Nats”

  1. I’m not sure I will ever be a true Tommy Hanson fan. His lack of consistency has always bothered me, and I’ve still yet to be convinced he will be our staff ace. Luckily, he still has time to pull that together, and I want him to. When he stops leading the league in HBP, I’ll be happier too.

    Cyborg Tommy Hanson, however, will always have a special place in my heart.

  2. I don’t mind the HBP – I wish he had a little more command of who and when, but HBP for a good pitcher are not necessarily a bad thing.

  3. Forgive me if this has been mentioned before, but did everyone else know that Dan Uggla’s middle name was Cooley? That made me happy.

  4. Why is Jurrjen’s scheduled to get off the DL April 16th when it was retroactive to March 25th? That’s a lot longer than 15 days what am I missing?

  5. Interesting that the Braves would suddenly become aggressive with Teheran, as conservative as they have been with his promotion.

  6. There’s no reason for Teheran not to start the year in AAA. If the Braves still view him as an option for June or later than he needs to be in Gwinnett

  7. ajcbraves
    #Braves lineup: 1. Prado LF, 2. McLouth CF, 3. Jones 3B, 4.McCann C, 5. Uggla 2B, 6. Heyward RF, 7. Gonzalez SS, 8. Freeman 1B, 9. Hudson P

  8. Yeah, who is this color guy for the Nats booth? Some ex-player with a skater boy voice?

  9. None other then FP santangelo. Catchphrase: “good old fashioned country fastball”

  10. Bethany, the radio link is giving me really weird gospel music – are you getting the game?

  11. 26—At least Zimmermann is good. Getting shut down by Hernandez and Lannan has been maddening, though.

  12. Ahh FP Santangelo. He of admitting to PED use. I did notice “Good ol’ country fastball” used by him like 10,000 times yesterday.

    As a snarky fan I think I am sometimes too hard on announcers, as I’m sure I would be pretty bad at filling all that air time. But like any profession, I suppose there are good ones (Boog) and not so good ones (FP, Chip).

  13. Awesome! Might want to delete that in a sec – believe it or not their are bots that look for that sort of thing.

  14. We were promised offense, and we get Nate (Mc)Louth. (When does he lose the Mc again, Mac?)

  15. The most disturbing thing from McLouth this series has been how many swings-and-misses he’s had. He looks just like last year. He’s generally done a good job of working counts, but he just swings and misses (on strikes!) SO MUCH.

  16. @36 – McLouth still looks like he’s guessing; he isn’t swinging with authority at strikes, and even when he does swing at a strike, Nate’s not making good contact. He had a sac fly opportunity in the 5th and would have succeeded, had he managed to hit the ball more than 200 feet.

  17. I was wondering how the umps were going to justify calling Heyward out. Happy to see they changed it to the right call.

  18. hey, back representing NJ here, hope to post a little more here this season

  19. well, he’s proven in the past that he can hit AAA pitchers. We already knew he could. Let’s see him hit a starter now.

  20. Venters and EOF were warming up, EOF sat down again (according to the radio guys). Not sure if the Lisp or anyone is loosening up now.

  21. Venters pitching with an 11-1? You can count on me as an official Fredi Gonzalez detractor.

  22. Especially With a four game series against a decent offensive club starting tomorrow, this is a premium Sherrill, Lisp or Linebrink scenario.

  23. Probably one of those “well he’s warmed up may as well use him” type things. I’ll never understand that theory.

  24. Maybe Fredi thinks that going from Thursday until Monday is a good way for Venters to lose his edge? Otherwise, I got nothing.

  25. There’s no way to slice this where it doesn’t look like terrible management to me.

  26. 11-2 win. Nothing to be positive about there!

    Seriously, I’ll take as many of these games as they’re willing to give, off of relievers or starters. It’s a long season guys.

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