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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves aim for playoff contention 

Post#141 » by ATL Boy » Wed May 17, 2017 1:56 am

Freddie Freeman is the NL MVP as of now btw. There's no other player in the league that can make a better case for the award, and spare me that "his team isn't winning" bs, he's certainly doing his part to keep this team from being a laughing stock.


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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves aim for playoff contention 

Post#142 » by Ruzious » Wed May 17, 2017 5:46 pm

ATL Boy wrote:Freddie Freeman is the NL MVP as of now btw. There's no other player in the league that can make a better case for the award, and spare me that "his team isn't winning" bs, he's certainly doing his part to keep this team from being a laughing stock.

It'd be cool to have an MVP MVP chant when he gets up to bat in Atlanta. Of course, Kemp's likely to think it's for him - as he steps up to the on-deck area - everyone wondering why he's waiving to the crowd. :wink:
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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves aim for playoff contention 

Post#143 » by Nemesis21 » Thu May 18, 2017 12:02 am

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Post#145 » by Nemesis21 » Thu May 18, 2017 12:50 am

6-2 Braves in the 4th, Smoak 2 run HR. C'mon Folty don't blow this lead.
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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves aim for playoff contention 

Post#146 » by ATL Boy » Thu May 18, 2017 4:53 am

Freeman getting further tests on his wrist tomorrow. If it's anything more than just a contusion this season is about to get ugly real fast.
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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves aim for playoff contention 

Post#147 » by Ruzious » Thu May 18, 2017 11:28 am

ATL Boy wrote:Freeman getting further tests on his wrist tomorrow. If it's anything more than just a contusion this season is about to get ugly real fast.

It's hard to be optimistic - seeing Freddy's initial reaction after getting hit. Then again, of course he's gonna react negatively right after getting hit on the wrist - that's painfull. I don't smile after stubbing my toe. Anyway, we'll just have to wait for the test results and hope for the best.
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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves aim for playoff contention 

Post#148 » by Nemesis21 » Thu May 18, 2017 11:41 am

Jose Bautista is a punk. Really bat flip when down 5 runs??! He's lucky someone didn't' Rougned Odor him again lol. Hopefully one of our bullpen guys takes care of him today. :wink:
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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves aim for playoff contention 

Post#149 » by DirtybirdGA » Thu May 18, 2017 3:34 pm

I'll have my popcorn ready!
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Post#150 » by Nemesis21 » Thu May 18, 2017 5:47 pm

No results yet, Braves fear Freeman may have a fracture in his left wrist. Mark Bowman, says if there is a fracture Freeman could be out for 2.5 months. Braves are already looking at outside options just in case. Recently released James Loney could be an option.
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Post#151 » by ATL Boy » Thu May 18, 2017 7:45 pm

Confirmed that Freeman's out at least 8 weeks. There goes the season.


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Post#152 » by Nemesis21 » Thu May 18, 2017 8:31 pm

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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves aim for playoff contention 

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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves aim for playoff contention 

Post#155 » by Ruzious » Thu May 18, 2017 10:57 pm

Nemesis21 wrote:Jose Bautista is a punk. Really bat flip when down 5 runs??! He's lucky someone didn't' Rougned Odor him again lol. Hopefully one of our bullpen guys takes care of him today. :wink:

Yeah, Batista is a guy the Orioles GM Duquette said publicly that he would not try to sign because O's fans hate him. I don't think there's any other player that has a distiction like that in MLB - that a GM from another team would single out and basically say Our fan base considers Jose Bautista the biggest a-hole in baseball. What the bleep was that Toronto team thinking last night. I hope nobody gets hurt tonight - on both teams, but Toronto's actions last night don't give the Braves much choice as far as fighting tonight. They killed the Braves' season and they grossly disrespected the Braves in 2 other incidents last night.

Loney was a good signing, but losing Freeman for 3 months...
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2017 Games Thread: Braves aim for playoff contention 

Post#156 » by TheKingofSting » Thu May 18, 2017 11:02 pm

Peter Gammons tweeted out that he got a text from a friend of a veteran Braves player in his circle that there will be a fight tonight! I hope Julio beans Bautista in the ribs but I hope he waits until like the 7th inning to do it unless he doesn't have his best stuff tonight anyway.


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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves aim for playoff contention 

Post#157 » by DirtybirdGA » Thu May 18, 2017 11:37 pm

That's what a radio host said, you don't want him ejected early. Lol
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Post#158 » by DirtybirdGA » Thu May 18, 2017 11:40 pm

Oh well.
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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves aim for playoff contention 

Post#159 » by Nemesis21 » Fri May 19, 2017 12:36 am

Julio doesn't last 3 innings before allowing 6 runs. 6-0 Toronto in the 3rd, game is delayed
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Re: 2017 Games Thread: Braves aim for playoff contention 

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