Monday, October 11, 2010

Brooks Conrad's Three Errors Cost Braves Against SF Giants

You know Sunday's NLDS Game 3 was hard on Atlanta Braves Second Baseman Brooks Conrad when KNTV Channel 11 Sports Reporter Laura Behnke, a Giants homer, or is supposed to be, getting on Conrad as if he played for the Giants and they wound up on the losing end of a 3 to 2 score. "He was brought up from the minor leagues and probably should not have been in the game," she said, or words to that effect.

Brooks Conrad has went from unknown to goat and a leading search trend, all because of a series of errors that led to the Braves dropping the game against the Giants on Sunday. He's the first player to commit three errors in one postseason game. The term "He's got to be the sickest man in America," can now apply to Brooks Conrad instead of Cowboys Tight End Jackie Smith. (Smith dropped a sure touchdown pass from Quarterback Roger Staubach in against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XIII.)

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and the AP, Conrad was beside himself, saying "It's completely embarrassing. I feel absolutely terrible right now. I wish I could just dig a hole and go sleep in there." Conrad had eight errors in the past seven games.

Brooks Conrad, the Braves replacement for the injured Martin Predo, made three critical errors. The first one was in the 1st inning when Conrad failed to field a grounder by the Giants Jonathan Sanchez.  The second error happened when Conrad failed to catch a ball dropping from high in the air due to the Giants' Cody Ross - it bounced out of his glove and allowed Mike Fontenot to score making it 1-0 Giants. The third one was a when the ball hit by the Giants' Buster Posey when he let the ball pass between his legs and into the outfield in the ninth inning, allowing the Giants to get the go-ahead score.

Conrad's errors overshadowned Giants Pitcher Freddy Sanchez' 11 strikeout day.

The Giants can close out the series with a win Monday in Atlanta.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:06 AM

    Jonathan Sanches was the Giants pitcher, not Freddie Sanchez. Freddie plays second base.