Aggressive baserunning costs Braves

Aggressive baserunning costs Braves

Aggressive baserunning costs Braves
MILWAUKEE -- Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez did not have to say anything to Martin Prado about getting thrown out twice at third base in Monday night's loss.

Part of that is Gonzalez had little problem with the aggressiveness, and part is because Prado is hard enough on himself without the manager adding on. The veteran Prado was there Tuesday afternoon, watching video of the plays in the visiting clubhouse.

"It's one of those plays where it's a great play if you make it, and it's not a good play if you don't," said Gonzalez.

After hitting singles in the fourth and eighth innings, Prado was aggressive on singles by Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman, looking to go first to third. But great throws by right fielder Norichika Aoki in the fourth and center fielder Carlos Gomez in the eighth cost the Braves two outs.

Prado's outs were two of four made on the bases by the Braves in the game.

While the four outs were costly, Gonzalez reiterated Tuesday that he was not unhappy with the aggressive play. Chipper Jones shared a similar opinion.

"I can live with getting thrown out stealing. I can live with getting thrown out going first to third," Jones said. "You're being aggressive. You're forcing guys to make perfect throws under duress. And [the Brewers] did it."