2:21 pm April 24, 2009, by David O'Brien
April 24th, 20098:25 pm
Schafer has been having some pretty good at bats lately.
April 24th, 20098:26 pm
Waling Ross intentionally to get to JV
Run Heap Run
Oh yay the pitcher is up!
Ross walks to load the bases. Vazquez comes to the plate.
April 24th, 20098:27 pm
Javier needs to take pitches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well, they’re sure running up Volquez’s pitch count now — up to 71 pitches, and he doesn’t have 11 outs yet.
But wouldn’t it be hilarious if the hit he is going to give up is to the pitcher?
Our pitchers are seriously going to have to singlehandedly win every game from now on.
How about an hour of batting practice just for the starters?
5 walks in this ballpark with 0 runs? That’s not very encouraging.
I have faith in you Javy.
You can do it.
April 24th, 20098:28 pm
Bases loaded, 2 outs………..isn’t Yunel up to bat? THAT would be interesting to say the least.
VAZQUEZ WITH THE GRAND SLAM
Since April 14, when the Braves fell into their funk, they’ve scored in just 12 innings covering nine full games.
KJ still in the lineup? Prado and Omar still riding the pine?
In the words of Nancy Kerrigan….”WHYYYYYY??? WHY????????????!!!!!!!!”
Krusty the Clown might not be calling Yunel a pu*!* once he gotta hold of em!
HOw bad do you think volquez smells?
Volquez nearly throws the ball away. Good play by the catcher. 2-1 to Vazquez.
Even A.J. Burnett’s nine-walk, one-hit-batsman no-hitter didn’t have this many pitches this early. At least I don’t remember it having quite this many.
Make it happen Javy!
Wow, he’s should groove on here
3-1 to Vazquez. No where close to the plate on that last one. V’s gotta take two.
April 24th, 20098:29 pm
JAVY!!!! Great eye (wink, wink)!
We need Escobar to lay down a bunt to break up the no-no — that’d get this roiling, don’t you think?
win with 0 hits?
WALKED in a run! Sadly, that’s the only way we can score….
we got lucky that was a strike
Walked in a run!! THE PITCHER OF ALL GUYS… WOAH!
Sweet. FU Edinson, you douchebag.
Low! Braves score a run! Close pitch, but he’s been wild. Didn’t get the call.
Come on KJ, get another walk!
April 24th, 20098:30 pm
Braves’ last two runs over the past 21 innings have come on bases-loaded walks.
oops, I posted too soon.
That’s my dog.
Get a grip Endinson, you and your stupid name. Those aren’t even close. Lose the ‘tude.
Blast one KJ in this band box.
I’m sure that wasn’t intentional! And we thought that the Braves were the only teams that did that sort of thing!
April 24th, 20098:31 pm
Kelly hitting .138 vs righties.
Hey boys, thats how we score runs. it works, lol.
They also serve who only stand and wait!
Who knows maybe we can walk ourselves into the World Series!! Swinging hasn’t done any good.
hey he still has a no no …
Edinson Volquez must have goo on his hands!
April 24th, 20098:32 pm
Why is KJ batting in this spot??? Oh, …never mind.
Bull… well, you know the rest.
Come on Escobar. Keep that bat on your shoulder!!
Now, Yunel needs some patback, right?
Good eye KJ!
Hey wasn’t it Jered Weaver last year that took a no-no into the 9th and then he walked in a run with an out or two and Scioscia took him out and whoever got the last out but they lost the game 1-0.
That a way, KJ! Now, Yunel Grand Slam! Get double pits to chesty with it!
Kelly! Way to not make an out.
Revenge right here, Yunel. You can do it!
April 24th, 20098:33 pm
Yunel should just randomly charge the mound with his bat, maybe he could actually hit something.
Steve from OH
Well, lots of good AB by the Braves so far, at least. Volquez’ stuff is electric…glad he can’t find the zone, because if he does tonight, no one will touch him.
I dunno what the ump is looking at…some of those pitchers are strikes…not sure which ones anymore…but…we’ll take it.
Did someone send out the middle relief of the Braves and give them Vosquez’s jersey? This is umbelievable. No hits, two runs in and the lead!
Has a team ever won 10-1, while being no-hit?
Kelly is a lot more productive when he doesn’t swing
April 24th, 20098:34 pm
Hey I read the benches cleared earlier in the ball game…just got home. Can anyone fill me in?
Hey, runs are runs.
If Yunel hits a homerun here he better take his sweet time rounding the bases.
I’d settle for a single. Or a walk.
How about…walk Yunie and let Chipper come up and get his birthday present. Or not.
%#@$#@$%#@$#@$#@ THIS OFFENSE SUCKS!!!!!!!!! @$#@!$!@$!@ PUT PRADO AND INFANTE IN!! GEEEEZZZ!
IO, so you ARE a Braves fan?!?
April 24th, 20098:35 pm
2 runs on no hits? Hey Dave you might still have a shot next time through the order.
Darn! Yunel swung at a pitch!
Aflac trivia? Last time someone pitched a no hitter and lost?
Volquez threw 40 pitches in that unsightly inning. Five walks, including four in a row with two outs.
April 24th, 20098:36 pm
Brandon, go back a couple of pages and it’ll be there, in detail. That’s what I did.
PSSSSSSSSSSHT …. don’t you just love the sound of that first one opening for the evening? eh, cabravesfan?
At least Volquez still has the no hitter going.
…except for Yunel
JasonInFL (Formerly ME)
Not a chance Brandon.
You should have been there. I’ll never tell.
Jered Weaver, N Nine?
We could actually win this game with no hits. Vasquez is on tonight, so the Reds may not score again with our main bullpen guys rested and available!
April 24th, 20098:37 pm
I think the braves bullpen gave the nationals and the reds pitchers a case of “ballsyndrom”
Chuck James was Solid until the 6th!!!
DOB “Braves’ last two runs over the past 21 innings have come on bases-loaded walks.”
PATHETIC!!! All they can do now is hope for walks to get runs scored?? Volquez not hitter through 4….
April 24th, 20098:38 pm
Nah I think we gave Volquez elephantitis tonight dude!
Nine. from Wiki:
Unlike a perfect game, in which no batters reach base, in regular no-hitters batters can reach base in other ways, such as a walk, an error, or a hit batsman. Thus it is possible to lose a no-hitter. On April 23, 1964, Ken Johnson of the Houston Colt .45s became the only pitcher to lose a complete game no-hitter in nine innings when he was beaten 1-0 by Cincinnati. The winning run was scored by Pete Rose in the top of the ninth inning via an error, groundout, and another error. In 1967, Steve Barber and Stu Miller of the Baltimore Orioles pitched a combined no-hitter, but lost 2-1 to the Detroit Tigers.
Because the home team does not bat in the ninth inning when it is already leading, a visiting pitcher (or pitchers) may complete a full game without allowing a hit but not be credited with an official no-hitter because they pitched only 8 innings. This happened most recently on June 28, 2008, when Jered Weaver and José Arredondo of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim threw 8 no-hit innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, but lost the game 1-0 and are not credited with a no-hitter. This is the first near no-hitter of this kind in which more than one pitcher was involved. Previously, Silver King (1890), Andy Hawkins (1990), and Matt Young (1992) pitched complete games without allowing a hit, but pitched only 8 innings as the losing pitcher from the visiting team, and thus are not credited with a no-hitter.
April 24th, 20098:39 pm
Oh No! No more walks Javy! I know you need to warm back up, but get it together quick!
9 RBI for KJ — doesn’t that come out to over 90 RBI on the year?
Runnin….Yes, I am a Braves fan…a frustrated one…who likes to see them win…and thinks they have the talent so that they SHOULD be.
sooo…did the strike zone get bored and wonder off?
April 24th, 20098:40 pm
The strike zone with this ump DOES NOT EXIST
or wander even?
Run Heap Run :
April 24th, 20098:41 pm
Vazquez returning the favor..
Has a team ever won a game without getting a hit?
April 24th, 20098:42 pm
Wil! you beat me to it!!
Ump thinks its homerun derby…where you get as many pitches as you want to hit the ball.
Yeah…I was trying to find the replay of Hairston’s bunt, but I couldn’t find it. That was kinda funny, though–Mac standing in his way.
Ah, but I sure wish it wasn’t now that they got to play the Reds on the road. Only go up there once a year…
Oh well. Maybe they’ll meet again in the playoffs.
April 24th, 20098:43 pm
Spotts, the two paragraphs above are about your exact question. Pitchers who threw no hitters and lost, hence a team wining without a hit.
Best no hitter of all time was doc ellis eight walks and a no hitter on LSD. Hey DOB were you there I think the dead did a post game concert after. Was ellis sitting on second base after the game watching the fireworks?
They’re talking about pitchers who threw no-hitters and lost. It’s only the 4th inning and Volquez has thrown about 200 pitches.
April 24th, 20098:44 pm
Thanks for saving me the reading
I don’t even think the Reds need their outfielders this game.
Wayne in Utah
Wha’t the word on McCann (sorry, I have been away for a couple of days)???
Thanks in advance.
Base hit. First and second. 2 outs.
April 24th, 20098:46 pm
Javier is looking like a really good pickup for Wren. I know Bobby has loved him since he first came up with the Expos. He just dominated the Braves when he pitched for them. I’m really loving his poise on the mound. I’m thinking he just couldn’t handle the scrutiny of NY and the stupidity of Ozzie. This guy is the real deal when he’s playin for people who will trust him like Bobby does. That is why players love playing for Bobby. He covers their back and let’s them play ball and doesn’t overreact when a guy struggles through a rough patch. Some of you fellow bloggers wouldn’t have a team if you ran it the way you talk on this blog.
Phillips steals third. No throw by Ross. Good thing, too. Hoss wasn’t covering.
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