Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wandy got all frustrated in the 4th inning

So of course the Braves scored four runs in the 4th inning last night, but the Braves batted around thanks to some sketchy pitches and sketchier defense (two errors). Watching the game, Wandy looked like he was pretty ticked off, and Mills confirmed it:

“That fourth inning, (Rodriguez) really got frustrated with himself. We had a good talk after he came out of the game.”

1st thing: Perhaps the time to have that good talk and settle him down is, I don't know, when you see him getting frustrated with himself in the middle of the inning. Brocail, Mills, Castro, Stretch Suba, Junction Jack, Dick Cheney, or the ghost of Millard Fillmore should have been out there calming Wandy down and trying to get his head back in the game.

2nd thing: Wandy is 33 years old. He's the oldest pitcher on the roster, and the #1 starter. It's one thing to get emotional, it's another to get mentally derailed as the de facto leader of the rotation.

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