Live Thread: Braves Phillies (Game 3)

Live Game Thread – Braves Vs. Phillies – Game 3

The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies wrap up their series today, and the Braves will be trying to avoid a sweep as they’ve lost, narrowly, the first two games.  Pitching for Atlanta has been sometimes good, sometimes bad, and sometimes just flat awful!  The hitting for Atlanta has been one of those as well, and I’ll let you guess which one I mean.

Our own Fred Owens posted this morning about how Fredi Gonazalez’ lineups lately Begs Questions, and I couldn’t agree more.  We all see the numbers, and we understand the comparisons to other players that are being made, but the simple eye test shows that we have some players that are just not producing, and are showing no signs they will.  With an important edge for Atlanta hanging in the balance, literally, Fredi Gonzalez needs to find that magical formula again that will begin to manufacture runs for Atlanta.

We’ll see today, but the lineup hasn’t really changed for today’s series finale.    With Paul Maholm facing Cole Hamels, and a lineup that is at best, suspect, Braves fans can only hope today’s outcome will be different than the last two.

Today’s Lineup

1. B.J. Upton (R) CF
3. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
4. Chris Johnson (R) 3B
5. Evan Gattis (R) LF
6. Gerald Laird (R) C
7. Dan Uggla (R) 2B
9. Paul Maholm (L) P

 

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  • cheadrick

    Hi Folks! I won’t be able to attend today’s thread. I may be able to comment some from my phone, but am still vacationing. Feel free to join in the conversation though, and let’s talk about the Atlanta Braves! You might have rants, you might have raves, but whatever you got – Bring it!

  • fireboss

    Well Gattis sent a message to Hamels that he can hit hanging breaking balls a long way. That was a BIG FLY onto Ashburn Alley

  • fireboss

    Phillies laughingly say that was 441 feet, I assume they mean 481 and got confused

  • fireboss

    quick shutdown inning for Maholm

  • fireboss

    And under pressure the Phillies correct the distance to 480 feet.. I am a psychic

  • cheadrick

    Harumph! ;) lol As I’ve said, keep Gattis in there. And now be smart too, and put Schafer in. McAlpin tweeted that Schafer would start in the upcoming Miami series. I hope so, and I hope there to stay.

    • fireboss

      I suspect it will take unbelievable play to keep Schafer in the lineup but I agree

  • fireboss

    Simba showing off the arm

  • fireboss

    Joey T showing a strong and accurate arm nails Hernandez at thrid

  • fireboss

    Gattis mauling Hamels today anlother BIG FLY ties it up and save Maholm’s bacon

  • cheadrick

    They’ll probably sit Gattis in Miami. That’s their MO

    • fireboss

      Nah, Fredi said he wanted to get him started. I think he’s started

      • cheadrick

        I don’t trust anything Fredi says or does. It’s all total bullshit!

  • fireboss

    And the Phillies rotation shows why we need to be concerned bout the playoffs

  • fireboss

    Sorry just saw this in the pending mod list due to the link. It’s those sabre snobs trying to justify a high OPS with a batting average of a bench player. Uggla has peers but Utley isn’t one, as I noted in my post Rickie Weeks is