SportsCrack Blog

Friday, June 10, 2011


If you've managed to catch any Atlanta Braves baseball this year you know the Braves are basically fucked offensively without two guys: catcher Brian McCann and left fielder Martin Prado. Well guess what happened today? Yep. Prado is on the disabled list with a staph infection. And it's not some made-up Jason Heyward injury according to Dave O'Brien.

The left fielder was cleared to play Tuesday night, but then Prado got hit in the left knee by a throw as he stole second base in the ninth inning.

Prado missed the past two games with what the Braves termed a contusion of the left knee, which was swollen when he woke Wednesday. Prado said Thursday that he expected to return to the lineup Saturday or Sunday.

Neither the team nor Prado had said anything about the problem with his infected right calf. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Prado reported that his calf felt much better Thursday, but a Miami doctor examined him later Thursday and was concerned that the infection had worsened.

He recommended Prado have it taken care of, and Prado returned to Atlanta while the Braves traveled to Houston late Thursday after finishing a three-game series with the Marlins.

The Braves offense is garbage right now with Dan Uggla shitting the bed, Jason Heyward down with a torn labia, and guys like Matt Young and Joe Mather getting regular playing time when they should be sitting on the bench. Thankfully for the love of God the Braves have the best pitching staff in all of baseball (Sorry Phillies) and can manage to sweep teams like the Marlins in 3 games while only scoring 7 runs total.

I guess the bright spot is this shit is happening now and not going into the playoffs. The Braves can't win consistently without Prado in the lineup. He's the glue that holds everything together. Hopefully Prado gets his leg right quickly and Frank Wren gets off his ass and starts making some phone calls for some bats.


Cheese-Whistle Mcstink said...

Shitty news! Hopefully this is a quick fix. Also, I love the torn labia remark. Heyward is the most overhyped pussy ever.

Scott said...

Damn man Staff infection is no joke either. Could be out awhile but hopefully not too long.

And apparently Jason Heyward hit off of a tee today and could do a rehab assignment mid week. Meanwhile Chipper Jones continues to play with two knees magically held together by super glue.