What Was Fredi Thinking?

Hello again everyone from lovely Michigan!

I couldn’t force myself to wait to post this, and I really hope we get some discussion on this. What the hell was Fredi thinking leaving Jairo Asencio in the game as he was getting knocked around in the seventh inning? It was obvious, at least on TV, that he didn’t have his good stuff when the inning started. He was not able to locate his breaking stuff and his changeup had no tilt. Every hitter (save Pat Burrell, who got on with a 50 foot swinging bunt) put good wood on the ball or walked. Yet, Jairo Asencio remained in the game.

I used to hate the people who continually ragged on Cox’s managing, and I’ve never been one to do this. Yet it has seemed that Fredi is making decisions that are hard to defend. Maybe he’s trying to think further down the road; I don’t know. I do know that you have to get out of the current “fix” before you can worry about the next problem.

OK, that’s my take. What’s yours?

Topics: Atlanta Braves, Bobby Cox, Christhian Martinez, Fredi Gonzalez, Jairo Asencio

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  • Colin

    Baffling to me. I mean, yeah, you shouldn’t feel compelled to use your best relieves with a four run lead, but at the same time you should have a backup warmed up if you’re going to go with an unknown quantity.

  • Fred Owens

    I think Fredi wishes he had left Kimbrel in the pen yesterday so he could have gone Eric Johnny Craig. OTOH he had Geary there and Eric and as you said left a kid with nothing out there to be bent over and used without even a $20 on the table.
    Meanwhile Jason is still sliding head first and hurt his thumb or hand again. Oh well, after the baseball sized hail which probably means a new roof and maybe new paint on my 98 Pontiac it can’t get much worse or can it? Uggla walks bases loaded.. Freddie up

  • Bob Horton

    Yikes! Everyone OK? Maybe the Braves turnaround is a good omen (assuming, of course that Venters doesn’t implode!)

    Bob

  • Fred Owens

    Yea we’re fine. The wife is from Tampa. She has never seen this stuff except of TV. I swear it was like having a 4 year old talk about it. Sort of like me talking to the Giants fans on twitter as JV made them sit down

  • Bob Horton

    LOL! Glad everyone’s OK. Just think of the fun you’ll have with Hartford!

    Bob

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