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Braves lose Wagner; X-rays negative for Giants

Posted on: October 9, 2010 8:30 am
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:10 am
 
Freddy Sanchez Even though the Braves won Friday night's Game 2 of the NLDS with the Giants, the Giants had better news after the game.

X-rays on both Freddy Sanchez's hand and Buster Posey's ribs were negative, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports . However, Sanchez (pictured) tells Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle that he's unsure if he'll be able to play in Game 3 Sunday after being hit on the right middle finger by Kyle Farnsworth.

As for the Braves, they'll be without closer Billy Wagner for the rest of this series with a strained left oblique muscle. The team will either activate Takashi Saito or starter Jair Jurrjens before Game 3 at Turner Field. The Braves can replace Wagner during the series, but if they do so, Wagner is ineligible for the next series.

Wagner was hurt trying to avoid a collision with third baseman Troy Glaus on Edgar Renteria's 10th-inning bunt down the line. Wagner faced the next batter, Andres Torres, and fielded his sacrifice bunt, but left the game after that.

"I went to field Renteria's bunt, and when I tried to get out of Troy's way, that's when I felt a tweak," Wagner told David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . "I tried to make a pitch, just get out there and finish the inning. After I made the pitch [to Torres] and tried to go toward the plate, I couldn't move.

"Thank God he bunted it hard enough to get it back to me, or I couldn't have made a play at all."

It may be the last pitch of Wagner's career. He has not wavered all season in his plans to retire after this season ends.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Comments

Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: October 10, 2010 11:57 am
 

Braves lose Wagner; X-rays negative for Giants

Wagner is a jerk because every franchise he has left he has thrown his teammates and the fans under a bus.  He did it to the Phillies when he signed with the Mets and he did it to the Mets after he signed with the Braves.  He is an outspoken a$$hole who is only concerned about himself and his own statistics.  Yes, he is one of the best in the game, but as I said, and still stand by, he is a big, self centered jerk and I hope the Braves remove his from their roster and he never gets a chance to pitch again.  Bye bye little billy...



Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: October 9, 2010 9:21 pm
 

Braves lose Wagner; X-rays negative for Giants

Don't let the kids play too close to the computer, as you get weird messages.

Well this news just sucks, but not as much as the two haters.



Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: October 9, 2010 9:18 pm
 

Braves lose Wagner; X-rays negative for Giants

54654



Since: Feb 26, 2010
Posted on: October 9, 2010 7:49 pm
 

Braves lose Wagner; X-rays negative for Giants

What exactly makes him a jerk?  Has he crushed your hopes too many times in the ninth inning?



Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: October 9, 2010 3:23 pm
 

Braves lose Wagner; X-rays negative for Giants

AMEN!
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Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: October 9, 2010 11:15 am
 

Braves lose Wagner; X-rays negative for Giants

Couldn't have happened to a nicer jerk...bye bye billy...


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