1:05 pm February 25, 2009, by David O'Brien
February 25th, 20092:26 pm
1st and 3rd after basehit by Anderson
I want Schafer with the big club to start the year. Come on Jordan. I want to see this kid.
Someone earlier asked for no Tiger updates due to his DVR…FYI
matthew.. no kidding! theres no excuse for that. totally stupid. he’s too busy convicing people that they can afford tigers games in that ravaged city instead of reading names.
look at that….a little station to station baseball!
Regardless of who it is, I hope that somebody, either Schafer or Hanson starts the season in Atlanta.
I think it’ll just be fun to go into the season having one of these two guys on the roster.
Sort of doesn’t really matter; but hey, prospects are fun to watch. Finally get to find out what they are made out of.
February 25th, 20092:27 pm
Nice small ball play
Now we need a double in the alley to score both of them
Wow, Marte cleared waivers.
Whose this Conrad fellow at 2b?
February 25th, 20092:28 pm
anderson stolen base
We’re stealing bases on Lyon like crazy. First Schafer, now Anderson.
February 25th, 20092:29 pm
that’s what i like to see….the team put pressure on ‘em!
how many times have we stolen 2 bases in 1 inning the last couple of yrs? i dont remember too many of them
February 25th, 20092:30 pm
Escobar – walks, bases loaded
So much for the ole baseball adage of not running when you’re behind, lol.
Brooks Conrad, minor leaue FA from Astros
This can’t be Braves baseball…2 stolen bases in one inning, what’s wrong with Booby?
i agree Lewie!!! let’s see Chris Coste throw us out now if we put our speed in motion.
lewie… i watched probably 120 or so last year. I can remember… 0 times. and that includes double steals.
Looks like competition for CF in ON fellas!
Adirondack, I actually do teach 7th and 8th grade hisory ironically enough. 3 gym classes a day, followed by 2 history classes. Not a bad way to spend a day, in all honesty.
February 25th, 20092:31 pm
McCann Sac Fly, all runners tag up
Let’s see what Freeman can do. Bases loaded.
long fly ball to th CF warnning track. Sac fly, all runnes advance.. 3-1 Det
February 25th, 20092:32 pm
Schafer a HR hiter plus a base stealer hmmmm now thats different.
a single will tie the game
3rd and 2nd w/out?
February 25th, 20092:33 pm
Freddie Freeman – Base hit Freeman
Both Runners score
braves4ever: schafer also has options left, which the braves will prolly use….i’d like to see him make it though
bas hit freeman, were tied 3-3
Sac fly for McCann, Braves get a run. Down 3-1 with two out and runners at second and third for Freeman, who singles to right to drive in TWO RUNS to tie the game….
Mizzou Guru: Blanco hit .251 with 99 strikeouts and 74 walks in 430 at-bats last season, with 19 extra-base hits, 13 stolen bases and a .309 slugging percentage. Is the .361 OBP enough to outweighteverything else for you, to make Blanco a better leadoff/CF option than Anderson, who’s hit .315 with 14 extra-base hits and 11 stolen bases in 203 at-bats in the majors?
Is that you
WOO HOO! FREEMAN SAVES THE SEASOn!
Awesome! Nice work offense, keep it up!
February 25th, 20092:34 pm
francoeur ground out
Lewie , I agree but ,man look whats coming the next 2 years
The future of this team is really exciting
February 25th, 20092:35 pm
Freddie!–former Rome 1B ties the ballgame in 5th
DOB, how does Francoeur’s swing look
hahaha – ChopShop….that made me laugh…literally….like, out loud.
Somebody asked about Brooks Conrad (2B). He’s a career minor leaguer with big power, 28 HR in 465 ABs at AAA last year – but a lot of K’s and poor OBP skills. I think the A’s cut him and the Braves picked him up.
To which side has Francouer been hitting the ball? Has he been pulling it?
I sure hope Franceour isn’t too hard on himself too early. Things will fall into place I’m sure for him.
Schafer moves to CF, making it all three OF positions he’s played today.
February 25th, 20092:36 pm
Tiger 2-up after 2. Great approach shots. What else is new?
i cant wait till Heyward hits
DOB – The Tigers’ announcers said the Braves were in their blue jerseys — is this the same road blue as last season or do they mean the dark blue practice jerseys?
February 25th, 20092:37 pm
Anders – See what we got coming up. Your pitchers are going to have to face our young talent. I’m loving it so far (even though it’s the first game of spring training)
I like Acosta’s stuff, just needs to cut down on the walks
I think it makes a lot more sense for the Braves to start both players at Triple A. If Anderson is struggling, than bring Schafer up in June. Don’t want to start his clock too early. Hanson? Well, unless there is an injury, than I don’t think it makes any sense to bring him up until after June. Even so, Charlie and Jo Jo should get the first shot.
jeffy coming through in the clutch already. god i missed you jeff. you little scamp.
oh im with you braves4ever
i cant wait to see what an OF anchored by schafer/heyward can do for us
base hit Ordonez
February 25th, 20092:38 pm
I’m really excited about these young kids especially Schafer, Heyward, and Freeman. Big hit by Freeman with 2 outs. Jeff 0-3 hopefully it’s not going to get in his head already. We could see Andersonx2 and Schafer in the OF.
FYI – Andy Marte just cleared waivers.
February 25th, 20092:39 pm
play-by-play is getting really confusing can you give us outs and situations or something
Can anybody name one positive memory your have of the Braves in these blue uniforms? Here’s what I instantly think of.. Glavine Bending over in pain, and opening night loss in DC.
acost-us the game is back to his old tricks
Cabrera – fly to Hewyard 2 out
February 25th, 20092:40 pm
nice to see the ajc gametracker is up to par. maybe it will have the score up by this weekend. thanks for the play by play there Rob
Is it just me or is there anyone else embarrassed over getting pissed at Griffey leaving us when we actually should’ve been going after G.A. the entire time?
ground ball off the glove of hicks, error
February 25th, 20092:41 pm
yeah I can think of a lot of positives for the blue unis – they look damn hot in them – from a female perspective!
February 25th, 20092:42 pm
Thames – up 2 on 2 out
My memory of the blue jerseys is Bennett breaking that hot dog Soriano’s hand at Wrigley field.
can’t believe nobody picked up marte just based on his projection alone..even if he has yet to live up to any of it.
Where’s Lilbridge? Anyone know?
February 25th, 20092:43 pm
Lilbridge is at White Sox camp….he was part of the Vazquez trade.
Thames – draws a walk, bases loaded two out
i hope johnson has a decent year. i still have nightmares about him dropping that pop-up against the phils. that was my lowest point as a braves fan. ever.
/cries and hides under desk
LIllibridge traded to White Sox
February 25th, 20092:44 pm
Oh yea! Thanks.
Who’s pitching Reyes still?
February 25th, 20092:45 pm
lillibride is in Chicago haha he went in the trade fo Vasquez, right?
TBravesFan… so we have the same memory of Glaivine bending over in pain but for different reasons. That doesn’t count!
I was at the Washington game last year where they walked home the winning run in DC. That might have been in the blues too.
February 25th, 20092:46 pm
Question for DOB: If you had to guess, and I know it’s really, really early – but if you’re Cox, how much time does Frenchy get during the regular season to pull his weight to remain in the Majors? For example, if he’s batting .209 on May 1st how much more time do you think Cox gives him to pull it around? I ask because I know Cox has been noted to have a lot of patience with players and slumps. But how much time does Frenchy get – or does all this depend on who could get called up etc.? Because from what I can tell, Frenchy is a bit of a lynchpin that will affect all these other outfielders. Thanks.
Please no more Tiger Woods updates! DVR…
February 25th, 20092:47 pm
Laird up, already has a double and a triple,
ground ball to third, Prado steps on the bag for the third out
ed.. i just puked a little. lets forget that happened.
February 25th, 20092:48 pm
what’s the count again?
February 25th, 20092:49 pm
Brooks Conrad up
Bobby Seay on to pitch
February 25th, 20092:50 pm
Hewyard – K on 3 pitches
This was posted earlier, but for those that want to see the box score
Seay can be tough on LH batters
ANOTHER OF THAT STRIKES OUT ALL THE TIME! GREAT!
just kidding, im so fired up for this guy.
I think that dropped pop up by Johnson was the turning point last season. They were just a few games out going into that series, and then they lost that opener on the pop up, then they got swept that series and the season went to hell from there. Maybe the most terrible Braves game I’ve ever had to watch…
February 25th, 20092:51 pm
ChopShop – bend-overs are always good from the right angle
Diory Hernandez K
9 pitches and he strikes out the side
February 25th, 20092:52 pm
From the old blog:
“N8, my brother told me I gotta watch that new HBO show, Eastbound and Down. Glad to hear you concur that it’s funny as hell. He said the same… DOB
I thought you had watched it already and were commenting on it? Must have been somebody else, I guess.
It’s not terribly “intellectual”, pretty dumbed down humor kind of stuff. But funny none the less. Like I said, it’s like My Name is Earl, but about sports and with profanity (and not the trailer-trash “skanky” hottness of Jaime Pressly – but it’s only 2 episodes old, so my fingers are crossed).
I doubt it will win any awards, but I think you’ll enjoy it.
kurt..i almost punched a friend of 20 years (big soccer fan who hates baseball) who didnt get it. totally agree… i was sick to my stomach afterwards. I had to explain it as, imagine in another boring 0-0 soccer match, if your goalie goes to kick it away, but messes up and it goes backwards and you lose. weak analogy, but i was ready to punch his face. that and the joey devine game are pretty much as bad as it gets.
so out of the inning bases loaded?
February 25th, 20092:53 pm
N8 Um, we are in the middle of a game here…lol!
February 25th, 20092:54 pm
my workday is over.. its been a pleasure chatting with you guys as we get our first taste of 2009. go braves, go all the youngsters, and enjoy the rest of this game.
mike hessman..former brave?
one out, fly to CF by Mike Hessman
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