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HOT or NOT - 8/1/09 edition

Written by Joe Lucia on .

So its been a rough go of it for the Braves since our last HOT or NOT, as the team went 2-4 against teams that we're in the playoff hunt against (Brewers, Marlins, and the Dodgers last night). You'd think the whole team was playing really badly with a record like that, but on the contrary, some members of the team are doing quite well. Others...well, your initial thought would be correct. So...who are some of these good and bad players? Lets give it a look... HOT Garret Anderson, LF: .333/.385/.708. That crow...it tastes so delicious! You just can't stop Garret right now. 5 extra base hits, including a pair of homers, highlight his week. His counting stats aren't too sexy, with only 3 RBI and 3 runs over the week, but some of the guys in front of and behind him weren't playing so hot. Garret on the other hand...yeah. SWAGGA LIKE GARRET, SWAGGA LIKE GARRET. I can't believe I just said that...someone lock me up for treason. Brian McCann, C: .303/.385/.783. So thats why Garret didn't have many RBI...McCann was driving them all in. For the week, McCann had 5 doubles, 5 runs scored, and 5 RBI, to go along with 2 homers. McCann is a kind of guy that when he has a bad week, he'll follow it up with something like this and just knock your pants off. What ISN'T hot is him playing in all 6 games...I know we're in a pennant race Bobby, but give the man a day off (like today...when David Ross is starting the day game after a night game. Thank god). Mike Gonzalez, RP: 0-0, 0.00. Sure he allowed an inherited runner to score in Vazquez's start, but that ended up not mattering in the long run of the game. Gonzo struck out 6 in 2 2/3, while only walking 1. He appears to be back to normal from that bout of tendinitis he had before the All-Star Break, thank god. This is an indispensible member of the bullpen, no matter what fans may say about him. If he goes down for an extended period of time, you can kiss the playoffs goodbye. NOT Martin Prado, 2B: .118/.111/.118. The honeymoon may be coming to an end....just a dreadful week for Prado, capped off by him catching a line drive in the leg in BP on Thursday. He goes 2 for 17 with no walks and no extra base hits...because of a sacrifice, you get that beautiful line you see above, with the OBP being lower than the BA. Combine this week with Kelly Johnson's bonzo gonzo week (.333/.429/.917 in 4 games), and you have to wonder if Prado is going to fight and claw to keep his job, or let the slump keep getting the best of him. Matt Diaz, LF: .071/.133/.071. Speaking of guys struggling...what the hell? Matt Diaz was far and away the least productive member of the outfield this week, which is bad when you have a guy with a .654 OPS (McLouth). Putting the cherry on top of this crap sundae was his 5 strikeouts in 14 at bats. I just mentioned the Martin Prado honeymoon coming to an end...maybe Matt Diaz is gonna be right there with him in the divorce line. Thank god for Garret Anderson playing out of his mind. Kenshin Kawakami, SP: 0-1, 11.57. It was only one start, but it was a really bad one start. A 3 run homer to the opposing pitcher...come on Kenshin. This was just really, really ugly. I pretty much touched on everything during my Marlins recap, so I'll just leave it at that.

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