1:47 pm April 17, 2009, by David O'Brien
April 17th, 20098:16 pm
This team can’t hit for Sh*t.
JasonInFL (Formerly ME)
could this lineup get a W against Gwinnet if Tommy H was on the hill?
April 17th, 20098:17 pm
If we are gonna have Hoss Out and Frenchie hitting singles, then put Frenchie in the 3rd slot, because Infante scares no one…Maybe Bobby C. is afraid that Frenchie will fall back to his bad habits if he were in the 3rd slot…
April 17th, 20098:18 pm
How about a power-hitting anything?
we could’ve used a fly ball like that with the sacks full and 0 or 1 out …
well with the way the team’s been going I’d figure he’d know better…lol
how about this
ball hit to Center Schafer turned a double into a triple and it scored on a nice play Kelly made an out on…lol
April 17th, 20098:19 pm
Whats going on with Gwennett Braves…got to be better than this crap..opening night in new park.
April 17th, 20098:20 pm
Damn We are making the AAA Pirates look loke contenders…We gotta get some runs because the thought of seeing the Blow-pen tonight scares me, Not Good!
.048 hitter just smoked us
Okay the G-Braves can beat David Price but these guys don’t look like they could beat Boyer if he decided he wanted to pitch against us.
April 17th, 20098:21 pm
Braves sure aren’t hitting like a team that came in with the NL’s best average with RISP (.382) and best average with RISP and two outs (.442, 19-for-43)
Come On B-Macc get that throw up…
Eric from MO
Bravos they had several rookies. Think a little harder.
Our pitchers get ahead, but can’t get guys out…not good. By the way…Infante is a very good hitter…probably should be hitting leadoff with KJ in the 3 slot.
did adam laroche really just steal a base???????
Well, it’s obvious that the Braves don’t play small ball, don’t hit HR’s, are starting to NOT hit RISP… and i’m afraid Mac has some vision issues in that eye by the way…just don’t see a but of difference from ‘08. But, it’s early
This team is looking like the 2008 braves……….. not heart………no soul………no will………..no emotion…….no clutch……….no bullpen………pure crap………cant they just look like a team that wants it badly?
Boyer LOVES Cox
who has the weaker arm? mcann or my mom….
id have to with go with mcann.
April 17th, 20098:23 pm
Andy LaRouche stole 2nd not Adam…its his brother.
We really are a boring team to watch. Been like that for about 4 years now (maybe longer). Where is our stand out player? Its not Chipper because he is a wimp that will sit out with a hang nail. We dont have a big bat that people come to see hit a monster home run. There is no player that other teams fans hate just by their name.
Im a Braves fan for life but good God… Bobby Ball is really BORING!!!!!!!!!!
April 17th, 20098:24 pm
I am not kidding when I say I don’t think this lineup could beat Tommy H
April 17th, 20098:25 pm
I’ve heard this before, but this game is playing out like the stereotype for Cox … an AL-style manager with a team built for NL ball losing to a team that plays NL-style ball … knows how to manufacture runs
Braves had infielders in against Pirates in 5th? Wow, we have some kind of confidence, I’d say.
April 17th, 20098:27 pm
Boring and frustrating
How are the Braves not playing NL ball? They’ve been playing small ball all night…just havent gotten the runners in. They have gotten on and over…just not in.
Jurrjens is way sharper this game then his other two wins!
April 17th, 20098:28 pm
JJ is dealing, now if we could actually score
Nice getting out of the inning by JJ…
As for our Offense. I for one thought the homeruns the team hit were an aberration because 1/2 of them were hit at CBP in Philly, This anemic offense isn’t gonna cut it in this division
But we also need to do better with hitting R.I.S.P. than what we’ve witnessed 2nite…
“Our pitchers get ahead, but can’t get guys out…not good.”
He has gave up a total of one run. GOD your a moron Mfin. Earlier you said stop calling Infante and Prado bench guys because they wont be going to the bench anytime soon. They will be on the bench next week when Chipper and Escobar are back. Seriously have you ever had one single intelligent post?
April 17th, 20098:29 pm
JJ looks like an Ace tonight…should still be a shut out. 80-some pitches…might have 2 innings left in him…hopefully.
the pitcher was up and a runner was on third….why would you not bring the infield in?
has Diaz not swung at a first pitch yet?
April 17th, 20098:30 pm
Eric in MO
Gabe Gross? is that who your talking about if not I don’t know…don’t really have the time to look it up either…just saying…lol
April 17th, 20098:31 pm
We couldnt beat a softball team right now.
Have you ever had a car you just loved and after a few years the motor throwed a rod? A beautiful girl friend that you just loved but after a few years she got old? A great hunting dog the won a dozen ribbons but after a few year just won’t hunt anymore. That’s the was I feel about Bobby Cox, he just won’t hunt anymore. I love what he did but he just can’t anymore. The Braves need new direction!
April 17th, 20098:32 pm
And Jeff swings at the first pitch to what would have been a double play.
Eric are you watching the game? They’ve been getting ahead a lot and walking guys or giving up singles. It was a collective statement about some pitchers. Overall…JJ is pitching great though.
Infante and Prado are going to be in the lineup a lot more…or they should…play infante at third or short or left….prado…at first…or short or left. Its not like Chipper is going to be healthy all year….neither is Esco. And Kotchman could use someone to replace him against lefties.
lotta at ‘em balls tonight.
April 17th, 20098:33 pm
You can’t give good teams xtra outs to play with lets see how good we are…
Prado at third not left*
April 17th, 20098:34 pm
To bad Kenshin can’t play a position. We could have used his righthanded bat in there.
Can we please give the Bobby references a rest tonight. What exactly has he done wrong tonight? Can any of you haters tell me that? His offense not scoring runs is not his fault.
Ok is there something against Mac or was that a mistake I didn’t see I was in the other room
Mf, kotchman is batting over .300 against lefties, stop posting you ignorant fool. Escobar is not going to be healthy all year, what? Are you a doctor, have you examined his sore abdomen?
April 17th, 20098:35 pm
Boy This Offense Sucks!, I sound like a broken record
Guys are hitting the ball hard tonight…nothing going thru for hits…I agree.
Yeah, Im watching the game and I have only seen JJ giving up one run and that one wasnt JJ’s fault.
“Overall…JJ is pitching great.”
Which is it? Is he not getting guys out or is he pitching great? Once again I see you still cant put together one smart post.
just to get an idea of how bad things are……….. suddenly our best hitter is JF………LOL………that is crazy.
April 17th, 20098:37 pm
Yeh Kotchman is just crushing lefties tonight isnt he?
April 17th, 20098:39 pm
Is it just me or does their outfield looke bigger than what the dimensions say? I know it is a big outfield just looks even bigger.
I wasnt talking about JJ I was talking about the pitchers in general…..that’s what I clarified that JJ is pitching well. I agree that it still should be a shutout too…I posted that earlier.
Even John Wooden is still alive.
April 17th, 20098:40 pm
Statement of Kenshin Kawakami on the possibility of getting his bat in lineup:
“Eternally vigilant and able to go to bat. True samurai able to thrust as well as parry. Kawakami hit covers off balls. Victory will be assured.”
DOB, do you think it’s Maholm making pitches when he needs to, or is the offense struggling an aftermath from that brutal series with Fla.?
April 17th, 20098:41 pm
Im not sure what it is about the outfield…they were saying how big it is…maybe it is how shallow the Braves have been playing this inning.
just to make things obvious he said he’s hitting lefties at .300 he didn’t say anything about Kotchman crushing them tonight…Mac in history past has hit them well but hasn’t hit the side of a barn with a pitch from a leftie….same thing for kelly and righties
zmerk13?- I don’t hate Bobby, the old mare just not what she use to be. Take it any way u please.
D.O.B. I hope your not falling asleep out there because man this game has been a snorefest…
And the sparse crowd doesn’t help either…I’ve been to AAA games in Memphis that have had better experiences that what it look like tonight…
April 17th, 20098:42 pm
This team looks sooooooooooo ffffffffffffff bad when chipper is not around……..unbelievable…….
we need to get JJ off the hook
April 17th, 20098:43 pm
What has Bobby done wrong?
It’s a continue trend of developing an offensive club where no adjustments are ever made.
Everyone’s responsibility is to go up and swing away.
Runner on 2nd, nobody out – swing away!
Bases loaded, nobody out – swing away!
Blown opportunities – for years on end.
And now, we do this in the regular season as opposed to just the post-season.
For the 2nd straight year, the Florida Marlins field a team with a miniscule payroll and whip our butts.
If the manager is never hold responsible, then they might as well do a fan drawing and have 162 managers during the season.
JJ at 100 pitches…hope he can go one more!
Steve from OH
Efrim, so Hoover got moved up, eh? Wonder if that’s permanent or just temporary until Rohrbough gets healthy…looking at his line tonight is not pretty.
Paul Clemens with 8 K’s in 4 scoreless for Rome (but 4 walks). It seems we’ve got a lot of K’s and BB’s in our minor league system…
No runs yet. Time to cuss and scream at the umpires. And get Boyer warmed up. The boy throws hard.
PNC Park does have big OF dimensions, plus the Triangle in Leftcenter which is deeper than straightaway center…
And don’t forget the mini-monster in RF…
April 17th, 20098:44 pm
Let’s get some runs on the board here! No matter how, who or what way….. Get them.
All the NL East games are getting closer.
Baracked the vote!
April 17th, 20098:45 pm
Ahh…..This is the team that I have grown to love over the last 3 years…no team speed, no clutch hitting and a 3rd or 4th place finish…
comic book Brave
Is Kotchman one of the Watchmen?
Dutchie what time is it?
JJ at 100 pitches, The Blow-pen will be in soon, Not Good!
More bad luck continues with the offense….! Not to mention it has been garbage over the last 4 games…
What we need to do is to win………to play baseball……….braves look as if they have been playing monopoly for 48 hours.
April 17th, 20098:46 pm
at least he’s not pinch-hitting for JJ.
April 17th, 20098:47 pm
This offense isn’t even hitting balls hard, we are making Maholm look like Cy Young…! Cheese-Whiz!
Schafer just swung at a 2-0 pitch that was ball 3. Kid has got to get on base any way he can….take the walk.
Tomahawkin I know the dimensions are big but it seems even bigger. Maybe its that triangle.
April 17th, 20098:48 pm
Nice! Double J has shown more hustle than the whole team tonight! Hopefully this will start a rally…!
Well……we got close…. JJ figuring he might as well try to get it done myself, walking and a hustle out single…. Get him and KK in the 7 and 8 slots!
Doc, I feel your frustrations. Feels like nothing has gone right. The bases loaded mess up put us in a deeper funk, I’m afraid.
JJ’s giving it all tonight)pitching,batting,running,etc), It’s the JJ show and that’s it… I’d just hate for him to lose.
April 17th, 20098:49 pm
Good for JJ, now can KJ ambush something
Thanks brent a. and you could go on and on. Braves could lose 160 games and some fans would still believe Bobby was Great.
JJ, go where no JJ’s gone before….steal!!!
to be truthful we only have 2 ph on the bench…Norton who at hit nothing…has he even fouled off a pitch…and Ross…that’s it
April 17th, 20098:50 pm
April 17th, 20098:51 pm
and Ross…that’s it
Ross owns this pitcher. We could see a pinch hit soon
Eric From Mo…
I think its the Triangle plus the angle at the right field like is 30 degrees unlike most parks
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Not sure if it helps, but I use to live in Arkansas so I saw many games at pittsburgh because of the Cards so I know its a large field
April 17th, 20098:52 pm
WTF was that…? Come on Blue! WTF!
April 17th, 20098:55 pm
the call is helping us HELLO
With the Delay of Game, Instant Replay would’ve saved a couple of minutes…That is why I’m for it…
LT- A Blogger
This is brutal.
April 17th, 20098:56 pm
weak groundball to 2nd. nice!
0-5 I believe hitting with R.I.S.P. and Maholm gave us a gift WTF offense
We knew we weren’t going to have much power coming in to the season but it seams to me like were hitting a few to many airballs. This team needs to do more things like working the count and forcing teams like the marlins to have to move and play defense. I give the pirates credit as they have been playing some good D but we need to get the ball out of the air. Especially for players like Schafer because he forces the defense to have to throw him out.
April 17th, 20098:57 pm
It is disappointing when a balk is the most exciting thing in your turn at bat…..
Loaf Garret on a blackberry dozing off on the bench
Nice picks, DOB. Hey maybe we can get the team to let you dj the stadium tunes for disco night. I’ll see what I can do.
this is not 1995
April 17th, 20098:58 pm
Nevermind 1-7 hitting with R.I.S.P…
only the braves can make their fans so happy one week and then look like total BS next week and make them so sick about every inning that goes by
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