1:54 pm April 12, 2009, by David O'Brien
April 13th, 20095:46 pm
Frank from KS, I haven’t heard the Royals’ announcers too much, but thanks to XM Radio, I’ve heard Denny Matthews enough to know that he has a very dry sense of humor. I like him. His induction into the HOF, is well deserved, in my opinion.
April 13th, 20095:47 pm
Always glad when I can help, nolie.
April 13th, 20095:48 pm
Uh-oh – you jinxed him Frank from KS. He just lost it.
April 13th, 20096:01 pm
Good point–if he starts, I’ll make sure we DVR it!
Haha, no sweat! Happens to the best of us…
April 13th, 20096:02 pm
NC Braves Fan, if Vazquez has a strong season, there are plenty of teams that wouldn’t hesitate for a moment to pay Vazquez 11.5 million, recession or no.
Vazquez is very capable of being a strong #2 starter. He showed that in Montreal, and again as recently as the season before last in Chicago (in a hitters park in the AL). If he puts up numbers this year similar to his ‘07 season and his Montreal years, and other teams feel he could provide the same for them… the Braves won’t have an ounce of trouble moving Vazquez, and will get something of value in return.
Barring any sort of highly unusual setback, Hudson WILL be a Brave in 2010. The Braves have already said as much.
April 13th, 20096:03 pm
carroll or dob, I know it may not be made for a couple of days but who is going to get sent down for JoJo?
Carroll, if they add Hanson for the April 18th start, will it still delay his arbitrational years?
April 13th, 20096:04 pm
Epinephrine, good comments on Morton. He was touted last year although not quite as much as Hansen. Morton could turn out to be a 12-15 game winner in the next few years.
Steve from OH
April 13th, 20096:05 pm
Tomas–no, but it will delay his FA clock, I believe.
April 13th, 20096:06 pm
Nice to see Braves at that top spot in the ESPN Power Rankings (not that it means a damned thing). Hopefully, we’ll enjoy a series win against the Fish, and we can take sole possession of the top spot East. The good news is that we shouldn’t see Josh Johnson in this series. We’ll throw our ace, and they won’t. Let’s take 2 of 3, takeover first all by ourselves, and never look back!!!!
April 13th, 20096:08 pm
Wow, Mark Fidrych also apparently died today. A tough week or so for the baseball community.
Meanwhile, Lidge sweats out what should’ve been an easy save against the Nats. Gave up 2 runs, but the Phils still won, 9-8 (no, their pitching won’t be a problem at all, LOL).
April 13th, 20096:09 pm
And the bad news keeps on coming…Mark “the bird” Fidrych was found dead today, apparently from an accident while working under his pickup (via MLBTR). A sad day (and week) just got sadder.
April 13th, 20096:10 pm
“Breaking news…Cubs Ted Lilly has a no-hitter through 6.”
I’ll do ya one better:
Breaking news… the Phillies have a no-pitcher through 7 games.
April 13th, 20096:11 pm
it won’t be hanson, Tomas. it’ll be Reyes. that’s been reported here….
Yeah anyone worried about Gonzo needs to take a look at Lidge. There was no way he was going to repeat last year’s performance. He has 3 saves already but has allowed baserunners regularly, not to mention Diaz and Zimmerman’s HRs. Its going to fun watching his meltdown.
Frank from KS
April 13th, 20096:15 pm
They just announced Fidrych’s passing on the Cub’s game.
Damn, what a day. First Kalas and now *The Bird*.
Damn, now Mark Fidrych is dead. At 54. Wow.
I can remember like it was yesterday, watching him on Monday Night Baseball, against the Yankees. I was in high school, and couldn’t get enough of this long-haired guy that didn’t seem much older than me, talking to the baseball, getting on his knees on the mound to mess with the dirt… he was a breath of fresh air. And those breaking balls he threw were devastating.
He was a comet, that dude. So much fun while he was on top of the game, albeit a brief stay.
II Cattivo, K-Rod’s meltdowns this season will be even more fun to watch. But I agree, Lidge won’t have near the season he had last year. Neither will most of the Philly bullpen. They all pretty much had unsustainable career years.
April 13th, 20096:17 pm
If you like the funk: http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=Speak%20Low%20Thriller&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wv#
Carroll, great job on Gene Garber, (GENO) story. Whats( CW )Washinton doing now?
April 13th, 20096:20 pm
My wife and I were watching The Bird the other day on MLB network in one of their vintage segments.Just a shame what happened to his career. He was quite a character who had a pure love for the game.God rest his soul.
April 13th, 20096:22 pm
Damn who’s next? RIP Mark Fidych, loved to watch your show and ability on the mound.
April 13th, 20096:23 pm
Ya know, I think the Nats really are an improved team this year. But DAMN are they in the wrong division for a developing team.
The Braves and Marlins are better than many thought (I know it’s early, but I’ve been convinced of this for some time). I think the Mets are going to very good this year, and while I think the Phillies will fall well short of expectations, they’re still a winning team.
Tough to be the Nats in the NL East with and imbalanced schedule. I picked them to reduce their loss total to 90 this year, but with the improvement of the Fish, and the 180 degree shift in ATL… I think the Nats would be doing REALLY well to lose only 90.
April 13th, 20096:24 pm
Why in the heck would they still be trying to have Jo-Jo be a major leaguer? Their is only so much “potential” until you realize he’s not that good! He’s a poor mans version of Oliver Perez and Perez isnt that good to begin with. Not being a fan and using my head I would say the logical choice would be Hanson and if not him it would be Morton he went 6 inn with 12 k’s and 1 hit 1 run and 1 bb. Reyes 6 inn 7 hits 5 runs 1 bb and 2 k’s hes garbage!
April 13th, 20096:27 pm
Il Cattivo, yup.
I’m not worried about Gonzo. I think he’ll be just fine. And in the unlikely event that he can’t hold down the closer’s role… Soriano’s looking good, wouldn’t you say?
In fact, I wish BC would have Soriano and Gonzo split the closing duties this year. If you have 2 or 3 lefties due up in the 8th… bring Gonzo in for the 8th, and Soriano for the 9th.
April 13th, 20096:28 pm
I e-mailed Mr. Gibson (his *Whatever Happened To…*) and asked about Alejandro Pena.
He’s one I’ve always wondered what he’s up to these days since leaving. I realize he is the one that gave up the GW hit to Gene Larkin in Game 7 of the 91 WS….but I always liked to see him pitch.
Orlando Hudson just hit for the cycle.
Dallas, but not in Dallas
Really how much consideration is taken into arbitration when players are called up from the minors? My guess is that it is not a concern. If a player is good enough to help the team, they will be on the roster. People on here seem to believe that arbitration is one of the main reasons Hanson is not being brought up. I could be wrong, but it just seems odd.
Buffalo NY Braves Fan
April 13th, 20096:29 pm
It’s nice that you use their first AAA starts of the season to prove your point, but not any of the spring training games… the ones where Reyes started games, and faced real major leaguers…..
Or not pointing out how Reyes , along with Parr and Morton, have more major league experience than Hanson….
How about, it would have been Reyes turn to pitch on Saturday in AAA, no one knows how serious Glavines injury is, and for a spot start Reyes will be fine.
If Glavine was pitching, he’d go 5 innings, and we’d be relying on the bullpen anyways. Jo-Jo has a shot to go 6 or 7 if he can keep his head in the game. Lets see if he’s actually learned from his experiences thus far.
April 13th, 20096:30 pm
Say goodbye to Terrence Moore.
My how I’ll miss those “Cy Glavine-Cy Smoltz” articles.
April 13th, 20096:34 pm
Poorbrave, I always thought it was kind of silly, that folksy saying about how the bad news comes in threes. But Adenhart, Kalas and Fidrych in a span of, what, five days?
Gil In Mechanicsville
April 13th, 20096:40 pm
Ditto DOB on your comments about “The Bird” ,,, A great personality and another example of what can happen when a young pitcher is brought along before their arm is fully conditioned to the rigors of a full major league season.
April 13th, 20096:43 pm
Justin, might have something to do with the fact that he’s a former 2nd rounder, he’s shown flashes of brilliance, and he’s only 24 this season. Not to mention he was at AAA by the time he was 22 (that’s a quick trip through the farm system). The organization rightly hasn’t given up on him. Every time he keeps his pitches down in the zone and commands his fastball he’s a very good pitcher. And there’s no evidence to suggest that he can’t ever do that consistently. After his prime we can start giving up on Reyes.
April 13th, 20096:48 pm
Is there any chance the Braves add Hanson before June? That would make the Braves rotation even more formidable, and very exciting to watch. If I lived in Atlanta, and Hanson will debut, I mean there is no chance I miss that game. I’d even pay 200 $ for an okay sit.
April 13th, 20096:52 pm
Let’s hope Tommy FINALLY takes that job as a union organizer back in Billerica. There is no better time than the present for a champion of the common man like Thomas to get involved with the Brotherhood of Labor. Tommy NEVER saw himself and all other pro athletes as “independent contractors”, rather he saw himself and the Players Union as an aggrieved and put upon class of laborers who require the intervention and support of that common man trying to make sure that his 3 year old with a 104 degree temperature can get into see a doctor.
Get a life Tommy. Time to move on to that 2nd career. Although I’ll always have a special place in my heart for that beautiful choke job the last game of 07.
April 13th, 20096:54 pm
PWHjort, agree with you on Reyes. I think you gotta be careful about giving up on guys too quickly.
Reyes has been dominant in the minors, and shown flashes in the majors; everybody who’s watched him agrees he’s got good stuff. Take a look at Kyle Davies (who I think Cox just got sick of in the midst of a bad year for the team, so we dumped him – Cox does that sometimes); a pretty good year for a bad Kansas City team last year, and pitched a gem in his opener this year. And still just 25.
Like you said, Reyes is 24 and has the stuff to be a good ML pitcher. Whether he can harness it or not remains to be seen, but I’m in no hurry to rush him off to some other team to find out (unless it’s for a nice return).
Braves are in a nice position with the 5th starter role; we can give Reyes a couple of shots, and if that doesn’t work, try Morton, or Campillo. You don’t expect much better than a 5 ERA from number five, so it’s a nice opportunity to move guys back and forth if needed (all have options) and try to find one who works.
And if none of that works, you’ve got Hanson to bring up in June or July.
Coach (Skip and Pete will be missed)
April 13th, 20097:02 pm
Life is short, play hard. That statement has never been truer.
A few weeks ago, I compared the Braves offense to that of the ‘98 Yankees. I made very clear that I was not asserting that the Braves lineup was quite that good. But I thought the ‘98 Yanks and ‘09 Braves lineups had a lot in common, and that the Atlanta offense was going to be a lot better than most believed.
That comparison was scoffed at a few weeks ago… but I think, while we’re only a week into the season, it should be easier to see where I was coming from in that comparison.
Again, I was not and am not saying that this Braves lineup will be as good as the ‘98 Yanks, but…
Neither that Yankees team nor this Braves team had/have (in all likelihood a single 30-40 HR guy. But bot teams had/have quality hitters all the way up and down the lineup. Top to bottom, quality professional hitters, each of whom will hit for a high average, and have at least moderate power.
There are no coffee breaks in this Atlanta lineup. Not a single one. The Mets and Phillies both have positions from which they don’t expect to get much offense at all. Not the case in the Braves lineup. It is quite possible that the Braves will not have a single position on the field from which they don’t get at least .280 with 15 homers, and around 30 doubles.
The Braves won’t lead the league in homers (though they’ll hit their share, I believe), but they might well lead the league in hitting, and in doubles. And in the end, I think this Braves team is going to be one of the best in the league offensively.
So if the starting pitching is as solid as it appears to be, and the bullpen holds it own (as I think it will)… these Braves should win well over 90 games this year, EVEN in this tough NL East division.
I think it’s going to be a fun season.
April 13th, 20097:06 pm
Haven’t heard from Lew in awhile…must be bingo night up there in “the city of two lights”, Vermont. Oh well, the blog still has some promise until he gets back.
I think we can put Jo-Jo under the great mysteries of the game if he struggles his next start with us. The dude does have good stuff, and IF he can stay consistant until Tommy gets back, he’d be a good canidate for the pen.
April 13th, 20097:07 pm
I had no idea HoRam was still pitching in the majors. I guess because, he’s pitching in KC (had to look it up).
Thanks for the update on Glav, Carroll. Made me kinda sad for him, hope he gets good news.
April 13th, 20097:09 pm
And if none of that works, you’ve got Hanson to bring up in June or July. (mbatl)
April 13th, 20097:10 pm
I have mentioned before that I morphed into a Braves fan in the early 90’s because all the guys I saw play in Richmond came up here, TBS let me see all the games, and I moved here largely because of the pull of the Braves. However, I just had the thrill of watching my all-time baseball hero (Maddux is a close 2nd) throw out the first pitch at CitiField, and it was a good pitch. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 40 years since I saw Tom Seaver (and the lovely Nancy) pull into the parking lot at Shea in a little red car, and do a quick u-turn and race off somewhere else when dozens of kids started racing toward the car. I still hope the Mets get crushed tonight.
April 13th, 20097:11 pm
Lets go Padres!
April 13th, 20097:12 pm
lol Plefrey gave up a leadoff Homer in Citi Field
Gotta love that start – Gerut homers on the first AB at CitiField.
April 13th, 20097:13 pm
I’m not sorry to see Reyes get the call, at all. Come to think of it, Morton may still be on the ML DL, for all I know (that good start the other night was technically a “rehab” start, I believe). In any event, good for JoJo. Go get ‘em.
PW, I do find it a little odd that you’re much higher on Reyes, seemingly, than Morton, when there is only a year in age difference. Yet, for Morton, your remark was that he has only a “slim” chance at a career, while Reyes seems much better positioned to you simply because he was in AAA at 22. I must confess I have just the opposite opinion on the two players; if it’s one or the other (and I hope it doesn’t come to that), Morton is the guy I keep.
April 13th, 20097:16 pm
Since the Braves aren’t playing tonight everyone be sure and check out Chipper’s new home away from home and the name of his next child tonight on ESPN.
During the rain delay on Friday, they showed a segment called MLB’s Top Characters or something like that. It was about the funniest/craziest players in baseball and Mark Fidrych was on it. I’d never heard of him before then, but it’s sad to hear about his death.
^ name = namesake
April 13th, 20097:19 pm
Roman Gal – - THAT’s where I saw that recently. I remember seeing his name and going “The Bird!” and my brother looking at me quizzically. Thanks for solving that mystery, couldn’t remember where I saw it. Kind of eerie, really.
April 13th, 20097:21 pm
I see that porn star Marilyn Chambers was found dead today. She was 56.
Quite an eclectic group of obits for tomorrow’s paper.
SO nice to see Pelfrey givin’ it up so early. FIRST at bat at the new field! History happens tonight!
April 13th, 20097:27 pm
Nah, I like Morton a lot. I was comparing Hanson and Morton I think. Reyes and Morton are very comparable.
April 13th, 20097:32 pm
KC, I get the optimism. I really do. But those 98 Yankees stole 153 bases. This 2009 Braves unit won’t reach half that amount. As for reaching 200 HR’s as a team….I’ll believe it when I see it.
Damn, I kept switching channels back and forth between the Phillies broadcast booth and the Braves last week. The idea that I’ll never get to hear Harry Kalas again is overwhelming.
April 13th, 20097:37 pm
Jo-Jo Reyes stuff is good and he’s a lefty but Morton’s stuff is electric when he’s on his game.The tall young right hander just needs to get his head screwed on straight.
April 13th, 20097:39 pm
Gotta like the love fest between Hershiser, Phillips and the Mets. I’m feelin the love… you?
Lou Vales, Glavine was raised in the Northeast, where good families tell their sons that when you turn 18, there are basically two choices: (1) go to college so that you earn yourself a professional career, or (2) get yourself a union job (usually after you do yourself and your country a 4 year stint in the military). There ain’t no sitting around on stoops or loafing around in your momma’s basement like a bum allowed.
In the South, good families basically tell their sons the same thing, except that the dream is usually on being an independent contractor and starting your own small business instead of getting a union job if you don’t go to college.
Glavine is a working class son who conducted his life and business with the values of the folks where he was born and raised. Maybe if he was a Southern kid, he would have taken more of the independent contractor view of himself as a baseball player that you’d like him to have, but that’s not where or how he was raised.
Instead of asking others to live their lives according to whatever your own limited views and morals are, why don’t you put yourself in their shoes and try to understand a little better where they’re coming from?
April 13th, 20097:40 pm
Great article on John Schuerholz and his role as President of the Braves.
April 13th, 20097:42 pm
That’s what I’m here for.
April 13th, 20097:43 pm
4-0 Pads! The Mets are a JOKE!
April 13th, 20097:45 pm
2 easy outs, then Pelfrey falls over – give up a single to the pitcher, and now bam! 3 runs on a couple hits.
April 13th, 20097:46 pm
Watching Pads/Mets tonight, I have to ask…is Erin Andrews single?
My god, what a fox. :>) (Lol)
two of those hits were cheap crap – only 1 well hit ball that entire inning by the same dude who hit a HR in the first inning (can’t remember his name)… Pads leadoff hitter..
April 13th, 20097:47 pm
see that porn star Marilyn Chambers was found dead today. She was 56. (ChopChop)
I prefer to think of her as the Ivory Snow lady.
April 13th, 20097:50 pm
Watching Pads/Mets tonight, I have to ask…is Erin Andrews single?
My god, what a fox.
Meh, she’s alright overall. I think she is considered hot because she is involved with sports IMO. Definitely hotter when she worked exclusively for the Braves broadcast team.
April 13th, 20097:51 pm
The tall young right hander just needs to get his head screwed on straight. (Coach)
probably right, but that can often be a very hard thing to do and in many cases never really happens I hope he works it out, but I’m not sold that he will.
April 13th, 20097:52 pm
Oh look at that – Rays beating up on the Yanks (Wang pitching).
The Padres are about to be 6-1 and leading the N.L. West.
It’s one more sign that the Apocalypse is upon us.
April 13th, 20097:53 pm
Please define “well over 90 games.”
I was thinking about using Fidrych as an example in a post this morning about Hanson’s pitches being wasted at AAA. You never know how many pitches a pitcher has in his arm. Hanson could end up being a “comet” like Fidrych, don’t waste another pitch from that amazing arm in Gwinnett, now is the time. That was my point.
April 13th, 20097:57 pm
Uh-oh, looks like the Mets clubhouse is already off to a bad start…
“Johan Santana put the collar for his wasted gem here yesterday squarely around the neck of teammate Daniel Murphy. ‘It was just one mistake that he made, [and it] cost us the whole ballgame,’ Santana said after his 13 strikeouts went for naught in the Mets’ 2-1 afternoon loss to the Marlins and their equally superb starter, Josh Johnson. Murphy dropped a routine fly ball by Cody Ross, allowing Jeremy Hermida, who had drawn a two-out walk, to come all the way around from first and letting Ross reach second. Ross scored on a single by the next hitter, Ronny Paulino.”
(from the New York Post)
April 13th, 20097:58 pm
“The Padres are about to be 6-1 and leading the N.L. West”
Coach, how do we erase a loss?
April 13th, 20097:59 pm
All of the Hanson supporters…
I mentioned this in a former blog….but remember what happened with *what’s his name* who pitched for the Dodgers who was from Wichita State.
Altho I think the Dodgers and Tommy Lasorda over-worked him to where he ran out of gas which ended his career earlier than expected.
April 13th, 20098:05 pm
Hey DOB or whoever sees him first, be sure and let Heap know that Curt Schilling has him on his fantasy team. http://twitter.com/gehrig38
April 13th, 20098:06 pm
Darren Dreifort was his name.
April 13th, 20098:07 pm
I love when people from the south rip on the union. Don’t cry because your states are too stupid to have unions that protect your jobs. That’s why there is so much poverty in the south because if you don’t go to college your only choice is to do something like construction, where you get paid 9 bucks an hour with no benefits. And you end up poor. The union’s up North created the middle class. People who could get a job that paid good and would give you benefits and you could send your children to college. The south is getting so many auto manufacturers to build plants in southern states because they are giving them so many tax breaks. And then the auto makers do not have to pay them a competitive wage because there is no unions in the south except for military civilian jobs and UPS.
April 13th, 20098:09 pm
Damn, the Bird has passed away. I was a Tigers fan years ago, for a young guy around only a few years he had more positive impact on the game than anybody else in history. Maybe tied with Herb Score in that respect but he was really a one-only. When he left baseball he farmed in western Mass or Conn. as I recall. Maybe he was still there when he passed away.
April 13th, 20098:11 pm
I agree with the idea that it could work out having both Soriano and Gonzo splitting duties. Soriano has looked by and large. With of them pitching for a contract it would be really interesting too. Not sure if it has been tried before – also a closer is supposed to be effective against righties and lefties. But if one has a bad patch its always good to know that the other can take over.
April 13th, 20098:16 pm
Ernie Harwell was indeed the announcer for the Atlanta Crackers in the old Southern Association and has the distinction of being the only announcer to be ever be traded. In 1948, the Brooklyn Dodgers needed someone to fill in for Red Barber, Branch Rickey called Atlanta and wanted Ernie. Atlanta’s ownership said they wanted catcher Cliff Dapper for Harwell.
April 13th, 20098:21 pm
PWH & KC: My overall point, which admittedly I did not spell out very clearly, is that IF the Braves decide to get rid of a veteran starter after this year and clear a spot for one of the kids other than Hanson (or a cheaper, younger starter from another organization acquired via trade) … that guy is likely to be Huddy rather than Vazquez. Hudson will be 34 at the end of this year and is due to be paid $12 million in 2010 … but the Braves can exercise a $1 million option and get out of that obligation.
On the other hand, Vazquez at $11.5 million is not a cheap contract in a market where Zack Greinke signed for 4 years/$38 million & Andy Pettitte signed for $5.5 million this off-season. I know Oliver Perez got $12 mill per from the Mets (for stats that aren’t too much of a drop-off from JV), but does anyone think that’s a good investment (even if he’s only 27)?
So my point is not about Javy’s ability and what he brings to the table, it’s the *cost* of that ability relative to other starters of comparable ability on the market at the same time. And again, if the economy improves and player salaries start moving up again, the economics of his contract may make him more valuable trade bait (depending also of course, on how he actually performs this year). If that happens, then you keep Huddy and trade Javy, IF you are trying to get younger in the starting rotation.
April 13th, 20098:26 pm
Don’t forget *The Scooter* Phil Rizzuto who spent 40 years as a Yankee broadcaster.
Braveheart, Tommy WAS a “working class son”. He is now a selfish, somewhat pompous a$$ who believes he STILL does not have enough. He will NEVER have enough in his own mind because he still thinks he is put upon–maybe by some of those “big boss baseball owners”. The fraustrated union leader–and I DON’T have a thing against unions–Has not a thing in common any longer with anybody he grew up with.
April 13th, 20098:28 pm
Yankees getting blown out. 9-0 in the third. Wang walked in a run as well (shudder).
April 13th, 20098:29 pm
Pads 5-1 over the Muts, top 5.
Maine is getting rocked.
April 13th, 20098:30 pm
Heyward and Freeman both 1-2 tonight with a 2-run homer apiece.
Braves are #1 in ESPN’s week 1 Power Rankings. Guess who’s #2…
April 13th, 20098:31 pm
I have always found it strange that so many people who don’t have health insurance, a suitable reserve of savings and the peace that comes with a modicum of financial security will defend to the death the inalienable right of the washed up lefthanders of the game to get that one last deal. And I cast no aspersions on anybody who has written here because I don’t know them nor have I ever heard them prattle on a talk show about the “Stupiditry of the Braves in just not giving Glavine, Smoltz and Maddux WHATEVER they want.”
April 13th, 20098:33 pm
So, when do mets sign Pedro?
April 13th, 20098:34 pm
Maine isnt pitching
April 13th, 20098:38 pm
NC Fan it is going to be Vazquez that is gone next year. i think they will pick up Hudson’s option and trade Javier mid season next year when we all know teams will be desperate to get a 200 inning 200 strike out pitcher. I know you can never have enough pitching but atlanta will have Hanson in the rotation along with Kawakami at the bottom with jo jo and morton ready to fill in.Hudson has been the ace for a couple years here and as long as he has something left in the tank he is going to stay.i know its Really Really early but this team is on the right path not only for this year but for years to come
Bay Area Steve
April 13th, 20098:39 pm
Didn’t Lou Vales post that he wouldn’t return? Isn’t that binding? Can I get a ruling?
I challenge anybody to name any player of the last 50 years who was a bigger character than The bird. If there was, i can’t think of one
Cricket, Do you think it’s an accident that the New York Mets have gone almost as long as the Georgia Bulldogs without winning a Championship. They will sign Pedro because a cadre of fanatics need to be pacified by an abject act of stupidity.
April 13th, 20098:40 pm
Gwinnett – Through 4 Innings Redmond has given up 4 hits, 1 ER, and 4 K
Mississippi – Lost 6-2 Gorkys had 2 hits, Marek IP 3 H 1 ER
Myrtle Beach – Through 5 innings Heyward and Freeman have homered
Binding. But only if you are A) A Mets fan, or B) Masquerading as an expert in something that you are not.
April 13th, 20098:42 pm
You guys loved me as my “alias”. I was the perfect misanthrope for an MLB board. If Tommy can leave and come back—and he is WASHED UP and BEING PAID—I decided my presence was needed. Does Dr Andrews have pictures of Hampton and Glavine in the family album??
April 13th, 20098:48 pm
Come on back Lou, we miss you.
April 13th, 20098:53 pm
I thought that other ranking somebody linked to was off — Braves #6? — but apparently ESPN doesn’t think it went far enough.
Say hello to the new best team in baseball. (Allegedly.)
mets fan in atlanta
April 13th, 20098:56 pm
Wright just went yard with a 2-out, 3-run HR, tied up now 5-5.
And it’s not Maine, Pelfrey pitched tonight. But whoever said he was getting rocked isn’t watching the game. (Obviously cause he said it was Maine). He gave up a leadoff HR that snuck inside the right field foul pole, a few bloops and such in the 2nd inning, and he gave up a HR to Adrian Gonzalez that hit the foul pole. Not great pitching, but not terrible pitching.
BTW, I tried to tell yall last night about how pleasantly surprised i was by Livan Hernandez’s outing on Saturday. I’ve been out of the state this weekend, so i didn’t even get to see him pitch. But considering he is the only one who has hung a loss on the Marlins thus far, he’s doing okay as a 5th starter.
Starting pitching isn’t that bad one week into the season.
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