Braves go for (gulp) a sweep

Turns back on infinity ERA

  Cincinnati – Hopefully Sunday morning’s come down well for you all. Coming to you once more from the Great American Small Park on the banks of the Ohio River, where it’s another gorgeous day, 80s and sunny with low humidity, as the Braves to go for a sereez … series swepe … er, series sweep.
  Pardon me, just had a hard time writing that, difficulty getting my brain around that one when recalling how bad things seemed for this Braves team just a few days ago.
  Then again, it wasn’t long ago when some were calling for Peter Moylan to be sent to Triple-A and others were saying strikeout-plagued Jordan Schafer had been rushed to the majors.
  Look at ‘em now: Moylan, after posting an ERA of infinity in his first two appearances (three hits, five earned runs, no outs), has allowed one hit and one run with nine strikeouts in six innings over his past seven appearances, including a current streak of four perfect appearances.
  

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 And Schafer … whew. Pope of Polk County has shown us all something with his ability to quickly make an adjustment or two in his swing. After getting off to a torrid start, including a homer in his first major league at-bat, the kid went through a brutal 1-for-21 skid with 13 strikeouts and only one walk over six games.

  But in the six games since then, he’s 6-for-16 with three doubles, eight walks and only two strikeouts. Schafer’s had just one hit during the Braves’ three-game winning streak, but he’s walked twice in each of those wins, and hasn’t struck out once.
  ”If he keeps showing the consistency he’s showing now, you’re going to see him move up the order,” Chipper Jones predicted this morning.

  Schafer’s batting seventh today for the second day in a row, after hitting eighth in 13 of the first 15 games.  The eighth spot’s been occupied by catcher David Ross during this weekend series in Cincy, and he’ll probably stay in that spot in the lineup while catcher Brian McCann is on the DL.

 ♣ The winning streak: It’s only three games, but it’s been a salve of sorts for the Braves after the 1-7 skid that preceded it.
  The Braves scored 12 runs during their seven losses in that stretch. They scored 14 runs in the first two games of this series in the Cincy bandbox, while the previously surging home team scored five.
  Can Kenshin Kawakami keep the Reds in the park today as they go for a sweep and winning record on the nine-game trip?
  We’ll see. But I tell you one thing, he better keep the ball down or it could get ugly. Wind’s blowing out to left, the smallest part of the park.
  • Speaking of the winning streak, here’s an unusual stat: The Braves have hit just .220 in the three wins. They have almost as many walks (19) as hits (22), and their pitchers have a 1.33 ERA, compared to 4.90 during the 1-7 skid.
  And then there’s the stat concerning the Braves’ two-out hitting, particularly with runners in scoring position.
  The Braves rank third in the majors with a .304 average with two outs, and rank second in the majors with a .329 average with runners in scoring position.

 ♣ Those numbers above are impressive, but this is absurd: The Braves lead the majors by a huge margin with a .403 average (31-for-77) with runners in scoring position and two outs, 90 points ahead of Milwaukee, the only other NL team above .289.
  ”Let’s start the game with two outs,” hitting coach Terry Pendleton said after being informed of those statistics. “I didn’t know [the Braves were doing that well in those situations]. We should tell [the opposing team], ‘Hey, we’re going to spot you two outs, let’s get it going.’”
  Boston (.369) is the only other major league team hitting as high as .330 with RISP and two outs. The Red Sox’ .485 OBP and .643 slugging percentages in those situations are the only ones even remotely close to the Braves’ .531 OBP and .727 slugging percentage with RISP and two outs.
  Yes, .531 OBP and .727 slugging with runners in scoring position and two outs. Atlanta has 12 extra-base hits (six homers) in those 77 at-bats, and 20 walks.

Chipper, Frenchy like two-out hits

Chipper, Frenchy like two-out hits

  ”Just got to live dangerously for awhile,” Jeff Francoeur said here in Cincy this weekend, about the two-out hitting. “But we don’t need to make a habit out of this all year.”
   Before today’s series and road-trip finale, 26 of the Braves’ 31 runs on this trip have been scored with two outs. All of their runs in four games from Monday to Friday were scored with two outs, the first team to do that in four games since Seattle in 2004.

  Six of their first eight runs Saturday came with two outs, including Chipper Jones’ three-run homer and Yunel Escobar’s two-run homer.
  With RISP and two outs, Francoeur is 7-for-11 with three extra-base hits and eight RBI; Escobar is 6-for-12 with four RBI; Chipper is 3-for-4 with a homer and five RBI; Martin Prado is 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBI; Matt Diaz is 3-for-9 with a homer and four RBI; and Kelly Johnson is 2-for-5 with five RBI.
  In all situations with runners in scoring position, three Braves rank among NL leaders: Escobar has hit .500 (9-for-18) with two homers and eight RBI; Chipper is 5-for-10 with seven RBI; and Francoeur is 8-for-18 (.444) with 10 RBI.
  Martin Prado doesn’t have enough at-bats to quality, but he’s 3-for-6 with a homer and five RBI with RISP.

 ♣ Today’s game: It almost seems a shame that Jo-Jo Reyes can’t face Reds starter Micah Owings in today’s game, because one of them would have a pretty good chance to end a long winless streak.
   Owings is on a Reyes-ian skid, with an 0-9 record and 8.54 ERA in his past 14 games, including 10 starts.
   His last win? That happened to be his last start against the Braves, on May 25, 2008, in Atlanta. The righty allowed two earned runs in six innings that day, and has recorded only one quality start since then.
  Owings went 4-0 with a 2.42 ERA and four quality starts in his first four games in 2008. Since then, he’s 2-11 with a 6.93 ERA in 20 games (16 starts), with 97 hits (14 homers), 41 walks and 69 strikeouts in 88-1/3 innings.

Etc.
  Among NL relievers, Rafael Soriano is tied for the sixth-lowest batting average allowed (.125), and Jeff Bennett (.400) has the third-highest…. Kelly Johnson is 6-for-9 with two homers against Joel Pineiro, the Cardinals’ scheduled starter for Monday’s series opener in Atlanta.

 OK, we’ll close with one of my favorite tunes from a terrific band, Son Volt. And here’s a video to go with it.

“METHAMPHETAMINE” by Son Volt (Jay Farrar)

I took the night shift, another nickel on a dime

Trying to play it straight, make it different this time
Still waiting to meet the next ex-wife

It’s either watching these gauges for Monsanto
Or a barback job for the casino
The army won’t want me after what this body’s been through

Won’t you take me back, North Carolina?

Would you take me back, Arkansas?
Blissful day is still there to remember
Methamphetamine was the final straw

I had a killer job in a backup band
Playing guitar in Branson
Two shows a night brought the money to chase down sin.
Now it’s another weekend lonely at home
Late night TV evangelist drawn
I’m healthy now I really don’t know if I’ll ever be free

Won’t you take me back, North Carolina?
Would you take me back, Arkansas?

Blissful day is still there to remember

Methamphetamine was the final straw

Would you take me back, North Carolina?
Would you take me back, Arkansas?

Blissful day is still there to remember

Methamphetamine was the final straw

924 comments Add your comment

C's

April 26th, 2009
1:02 pm

I hate when people try to be first. ;)

Frank from KS

April 26th, 2009
1:04 pm

Frank from KS

April 26th, 2009
1:05 pm

Doc Holiday

April 26th, 2009
1:06 pm

MFin04,

I would do this, not because I hate KJ or because of something personal……but because its a win win situation.

1. KJ hits better down the order.

2. He has shown he can overcome pressure…..he has gone into a horrible slump and he has come out of it or at least times look better for him.

3. You could use this overaggressive yunels approach in your favor. And you could use a teammate (schafer) to get the best out of yunels situation.

Since Cox loves shuffling the lineup, I think he will sooner or later put up this lineup we are talking about and he will like what he sees.

Plus……..protecting out cleanup hitter or 5th hitter with KJ would be great for the team.

McFann Ô

April 26th, 2009
1:09 pm

Thanks for the new Blog, Chief!

TJ

In the plus direction. But that’s all I’m gonna say. :P

Run Heap Run

Yeah, I know. ;)

David O'Brien

April 26th, 2009
1:12 pm

Just added a Schafer poll question to the blog

Jeff321

April 26th, 2009
1:14 pm

Moving KJ out of the lead off spot has nothing to do with my man love for Schafer. (He’s clearly not ready yet.)

That said, KJ is 3/27 on this road trip.

Really, you don’t need a prototypical lead off hitter at this point.. Just anyone from the lineup that can get on base better than KJ.

ncscoots

April 26th, 2009
1:15 pm

Yes, by all means, put the fastest guy in the lineup just ahead of your best hitter, so that every time the guy is on and uses his speed, he takes the bat right out of said best hitter’s hands. Brilliant.

Somebody call Dayn Perry and tell him he better hurry home, because the village is auditioning new idiots.

Bubdylan

April 26th, 2009
1:15 pm

DOB, what a good song. One of the prettiest choruses, especially, I’ve heard in a long time.

abwright

April 26th, 2009
1:15 pm

KJ had a pretty good AB but the Reds’ first baseman made a good play on a line drive. I was dozing when Escobar made his out.

Chipper’s worked a 3-2 count. Owings appears to be wild so far.

abwright

April 26th, 2009
1:16 pm

Chipper singles.

Stephen

April 26th, 2009
1:16 pm

It would be nice if Kotch went deep today.

Mixxo

April 26th, 2009
1:17 pm

Kotch doesn’t get cheated up there does he? :D

abwright

April 26th, 2009
1:18 pm

Kotchman gets jammed. Hits a sharp grounder to the first baseman.

Kawakami in to pitch the bottom of the ninth.

Hope he has figured out the strike zone for this start. Granted, it has been a little flexible in recent past games.

Doc Holiday

April 26th, 2009
1:18 pm

I like it when people use word that dont even know their meaning…………. I just let this intelligent denizens think they are cooler the more they insult other denizens………Thats how you treat a dumb child, right?

Steve from OH

April 26th, 2009
1:20 pm

Good song, DOB.

abwright

April 26th, 2009
1:20 pm

Joe just mentioned that the Braves need to play better defense behind KK. I heartily agree.

Nubber back to the mound by Tavaraz. One quick out. KK provided his own defense on that one.

abwright

April 26th, 2009
1:22 pm

KJ makes a routine play on a grounder from Nix. 2 outs.

KK is making his pitches and getting ahead early in the count. Reds are swinging early.

Votto just got hit on the ankle. Did not look deliberate. Although maybe this was “pay-back” for Yunel getting hit on the hand yesterday.

Stephen

April 26th, 2009
1:22 pm

I think Votto should have charged the mound there, then Kenshin could’ve gone all Bruce Lee on him.

JasonInFL (Formerly ME)

April 26th, 2009
1:24 pm

I voted for Logan to bat leadoff. I think he is ready for the chance. Put KJ in a spot to drive in runs. It adds another element to the offense, and at times this year; it may have been the only element. How I would like to see the line-up

Logan
Yunel
Chipper
Mac (Obviously needs to be healthy)
Frenchy
KJ
Kotch
Diaz

Rodney Derrick

April 26th, 2009
1:24 pm

Way to go KK. Not just Lowe knowing baseball. In Japan they must know that you do not let your guys get hit!

abwright

April 26th, 2009
1:24 pm

Phillips hits the weakest possible nubber, right out in front of the plate. Ross throws him out.

Good, quick inning for KK.

abwright

April 26th, 2009
1:26 pm

Frenchy pops out to shallow center field on the first pitch from a guy who has shown no command of the strike zone.

Brandon Jones gets his first AB with the big club.

abwright

April 26th, 2009
1:27 pm

Jones draws a walk. Way to get it started.

Schafer at the plate.

DirtyYuni

April 26th, 2009
1:28 pm

In honor of the poll question, I really do think we oughtta give Schafer a whirl in the leadoff spot. The offense could use a spark (with yesterday being the exception rather than the rule, I think), Kelly’s not hitting well at the top of the order, Schafer’s proven he can make adjustments (at least so far), etc.

Plus, if you move Kelly down in the order, I think this offense becomes so much more potent and you can let Schafer use some of his speed to swipe a couple bags. And please get Krotch out of the cleanup spot. I’d like to see something like this:

1. Schafer
2. Yunel
3. Chip
4. Frenchy
5. Krotch
6. Kelly
7. Diaz/BJ
8. Ross

Hitting Frenchy cleanup scares me a little, too, but he seems to be consistently employing whatever he worked on in the offseason…so, might as well see if he can do it in the 4 hole as well.

abwright

April 26th, 2009
1:28 pm

Logan nearly Frenchy’s the first pitch. Hits it out of play though.

Run Heap Run

April 26th, 2009
1:31 pm

What I was trying to post on the other blog but never could get it to go thru is that here lately, whatever the title or theme of the blog entry is usually the exact opposite happens. I wanted Dave to title this one No Way In HECK Braves sweep today but instead he went the other way, ergo, Braves won’t win today. :(

Of course I would love to be wrong so Go Braves!

Run Heap Run

April 26th, 2009
1:32 pm

Talking about DOB again..at bat songs. I asked you this a few blogs back. :)

Run Heap Run

April 26th, 2009
1:32 pm

Err Joe and Boog were talking about I mean…

elliwg6

April 26th, 2009
1:32 pm

DOB just got a shoutout from Joe and Boog for his musical tastes

Bill

April 26th, 2009
1:32 pm

DOB- Just checked in and your new poll on Schefer was already voted on. How did that happen? I just click on and have not voted.

abwright

April 26th, 2009
1:33 pm

Logan strikes out swinging on a high, inside pitch.

Ross at the plate.

The question for me on Schafer is not should he hit lead-off, but when should he hit lead-off. When the Braves were scoring tons of runs early and before Logan had his first adjustment, he needed to hit low in the order. Now that the Braves are struggling to score runs (yesterday excepted) and Schafer has adjusted, it’s time to start talking about giving him a chancet.

Ross walks.

KK at the plate. KK strikes out.

Salamander

April 26th, 2009
1:33 pm

Schafer!

Lay off the in-on-your-hands fastball when you have 2 strikes. OK, thanks.

TnBrian

April 26th, 2009
1:33 pm

They’re talking smack about DOB. Not really, just that he’s a rock/music expert.

Original Jon

April 26th, 2009
1:34 pm

Why are the Reds announcers saying that Jordan took HGH? I thought he was just suspended for being associated with it, not for taking it. Are they in the wrong by saying that he took it when he didnt?

Brandon

April 26th, 2009
1:35 pm

Cooks Pest Control commercials are highly annoying..

abwright

April 26th, 2009
1:37 pm

Joe and Boog…much ado about “Steven Dust” versus “Seven Dust.”

KK just throws a nasty change, high and outside, that snuck under Bruce’s bat. 2-2.

Braveheart

April 26th, 2009
1:38 pm

Cookie, Cookie, here comes Cookie, Cook’s Pest Control

a643dp

April 26th, 2009
1:38 pm

DOB, would you please send a mass email out to all the announcers of the opposing teams that Jordan did not test positive for HGH. Tell them you cannot detect HGH in the first place. Also tell them that he was suspended because of involvement with people surrounded with HGH. This is like the 3rd time I have heard announcers saying he tested positive for HGH.

abwright

April 26th, 2009
1:39 pm

KK walks Bruce to start the inning.

Encarnacion taps a nubber right out in front of the plate. Ross pounces on it and throws Bruce out at second. Nice play, Ross.

E on first, 1 out.

Chop Chop

April 26th, 2009
1:39 pm

Limp Bizkit should do a cover of that Cook’s Pest Control commercial.

brian

April 26th, 2009
1:39 pm

Jon – I believe you are correct and I would assume announcers could get called out for that mistake.

cabravesfan

April 26th, 2009
1:40 pm

Wow that was a beautiful throw by David Ross!

David O'Brien

April 26th, 2009
1:40 pm

Braves lose offense with Mac out, but Ross’ defense is superb.

CorkylikesBeer

April 26th, 2009
1:41 pm

Perhaps, Ross will win the job from McCann..just like McCann stole the job from Estrada

Run Heap Run

April 26th, 2009
1:41 pm

There’s no test for HGH so nobody knows if he took it or not, except Logan himself. I have a feeling though that that will follow him the rest of his career, much like Chipper’s hooter thing.

David Ross showing off that arm today huh?

Poorjeff

April 26th, 2009
1:41 pm

Brandon agree…just like the “Logan sh*t”, and the” double pits to chesty” crap…some people need to get a life.

TnBrian

April 26th, 2009
1:41 pm

I’ll tell ya, Ross was a VERY good signing!

abwright

April 26th, 2009
1:41 pm

Hit and run. KK throws a ball just out of the dirt. Hernandez swings and misses. Ross GUNS Encarnacion out at second. It looked a little like the “Willie Mays Hayes” play from “Major League” where Hayes slides about 2 feet short of the bag and gets tagged out. That is how far Encarnacion seemed to be on the slide.

Ugaman

April 26th, 2009
1:42 pm

DOB Boog and Joe just talked about you music collection again. They said you were an expert on everything Rock n Roll. So, I will try again and ask if you ever got a chance to see the band “RLA” in ATL. Like I said, they played frequently at Smith’s Old Bar and a couple of shows at the Roxy. They got great reviews from several ATL mags and radio stations. Just wondered what your thoughts were about them.

Jeff321

April 26th, 2009
1:42 pm

Ross is a stud!

Run Heap Run

April 26th, 2009
1:42 pm

Blasphemy, CorkyBeer. Just for that, you can’t sit with us anymore. :)

Brandon

April 26th, 2009
1:42 pm

Poorjeff… double pits to chesty is probably the most annoying phrase ever!!

TnBrian

April 26th, 2009
1:43 pm

Thanks Ross… you just saved Kawakami what coulda been a bad inning. Reds hitters chasing awful pitches helped too.

abwright

April 26th, 2009
1:43 pm

Hernandez hits a sharp grounder right at KJ. KJ makes the routine play and throws him out at first.

KK was wilder this inning than in the first. Threw alot more pitches. But, it was still a very routine, in command inning.

CorkylikesBeer

April 26th, 2009
1:44 pm

mcfann is still sleeping

CorkylikesBeer

April 26th, 2009
1:44 pm

I thought Bobby doesn’t allow the players to listen to rap music…

CorkylikesBeer

April 26th, 2009
1:45 pm

I would guess it is Jordan who listens to Paul Wall

Choppinmama

April 26th, 2009
1:45 pm

See David throw.
Throw, throw, throw.
Catch and tag. Catch and tag.
Out, out. Sit down!

Ugaman

April 26th, 2009
1:46 pm

I say we just totally ignore Marrietta Derek’s DPTC crap completely. I have a feeling he’s getting a kick out of posting 200 times/blog because everyone keeps commenting on how much they hate it. Nothing but an attention seeker that annoys everyone to death just so they will give him some recognition, even if it’s from annoyed bloggers. Reminds me of a toddler who keeps acting up just to get attention. Rediculous!

abwright

April 26th, 2009
1:46 pm

KJ leads off for the second time in this game.

This time he hits a grounder to SS for the out.

The ever-excitable Yunel at the plate.

Cooper S

April 26th, 2009
1:46 pm

This V-Cast question segment has made it abundantly clear that Braves players have just awful taste in music.

Stephen

April 26th, 2009
1:47 pm

I hate when out fielders dive for balls they don’t need to dive for.

abwright

April 26th, 2009
1:47 pm

Yunel smacks a solid line drive to left center. Taveraz makes a good play to record the out.

Chipper hits a long fly to the left fielder on the first pitch.

Inning over.

CorkylikesBeer

April 26th, 2009
1:47 pm

James Parr likes John Mayer

MariettaDerek

April 26th, 2009
1:48 pm

Wow, the Bravos didn’t look very double pits to chesty in that inning.

C's

April 26th, 2009
1:49 pm

The answer had GOT to be Logan. No doubt.

N Nine

April 26th, 2009
1:49 pm

Micah Owings been waiting to face the Braves for almost a year, he owns us.

Some may find Kotchi(no HR) hitting cleanup is bad look at Phillips, he’s under .200!

Ugaman

April 26th, 2009
1:49 pm

My posts keep getting eaten by the blog monster!

PWHjort

April 26th, 2009
1:50 pm

This V-Cast “Know Your Music” segment is the silliest thing the Braves Broadcast has come up with in forever. I’m going with McCann on Paul Wall though..

CorkylikesBeer

April 26th, 2009
1:50 pm

They should have a scouting report on the umpires

18 Wheels of Love

April 26th, 2009
1:51 pm

Methamphetamine…easily the best song off of The Search by Son Volt. Nice choice.

Run Heap Run

April 26th, 2009
1:52 pm

Gonzo..No surprise there.

CorkylikesBeer

April 26th, 2009
1:52 pm

Is gonzo going to be a free agent after this year?

Ugaman

April 26th, 2009
1:52 pm

I say the blog just completely ignores Marrieta Derek’s DPTC crap. It reeks of someone trying their best just to get attention, even if what they are doing is completely annoying. Just like a two year old. When my kids did this sort of thing, if you would just ignore it and not give in to givingthem the attention they are seeking, they would eventually quit. I’m thinking Derek is just a 12 or 13 year old who badly needs attention, so we all need to just ignre his posts!

PWHjort

April 26th, 2009
1:53 pm

I prefer Windfall to Methamphetamie, but they’re both great. I’m a fan of pretty much every Son Volt song.

C's

April 26th, 2009
1:53 pm

Wow, it’s Gonzo! I’m surprised. I thought that was an easy one.

Poorjeff

April 26th, 2009
1:54 pm

1:48=a@@h*%# has returned.

vabravesfan

April 26th, 2009
1:54 pm

gonzo and soriano are free agents after the year I believe

PWHjort

April 26th, 2009
1:55 pm

Ha. DPTC. Is that an abbreviation people are using now?

Frank from KS

April 26th, 2009
1:55 pm

Can someone please tell me why players when their up to bat…..sometimes can’t hold on to the bat?

Hanley Rameriz was up to the plate just a few minutes ago for Florida…and during one of his swings, he loses the bat as he swung and it went into the stands.

TJ

April 26th, 2009
1:56 pm

Gotcha McFann…LOL. I’m still trying to figure out how to do the smiley things on this new setup. I know it’s been with us a while, but I don’t post here that often and I’m just as apt to screw it up as to get it right…. :)

Coach (2010 or bust)

April 26th, 2009
1:56 pm

Nscoots wrote:

Yes, by all means, put the fastest guy in the lineup just ahead of your best hitter, so that every time the guy is on and uses his speed, he takes the bat right out of said best hitter’s hands. Brilliant.

Right.

That’s why Jose Reyes and Jimmy Rollins are all wrong for where they hit and the Phillies won the WS last season with their fastest player batting lead off and stealing 47 bases.

Brilliant!

Poorjeff

April 26th, 2009
1:56 pm

Thanks, UGAMAN

CorkylikesBeer

April 26th, 2009
1:56 pm

DOB..do you think we will sign both gonzo and soriano

TJ

April 26th, 2009
1:56 pm

oh, well ignore that last part of my post. I guess I just figured it out… :D

Ugaman

April 26th, 2009
1:57 pm

Man, Kawakami is looking really good today. Has the Red’s hitters totally off balance and is keeping his pitch count down. I love it when pitchers pound the strike one. Makes for a quick game when they are hitting their spots. I remember Maddux games would be over in just over two hours, because he just pounded the strike zone with pinpoint accuracy. Kawakami is reminding me of Mad Dog today.

McFann Ô

April 26th, 2009
1:57 pm

That was a great throw by Ross to nab that runner! (Sorry–delayed, I know.)

CorkylikesBeer

Actually, McCann’s not sleeping. I saw him talking to Ross after that inning. Maybe Mac was getting some tips on throwing guys out.

McFann Ô

April 26th, 2009
1:59 pm

TJ

Yeah, those smilies do take a little getting used to. :?

But yeah, you got it. :D

ncscoots

April 26th, 2009
1:59 pm

Coach, try to keep up. The post was in reference to some addled-brain wanting to hit Schafer at 2 ahead of Chipper. Please don’t make me start lumping you in with these other dolts.

Coach (2010 or bust)

April 26th, 2009
2:01 pm

Nscoots , shut your damn pie hole.

MariettaDerek

April 26th, 2009
2:01 pm

Brandon single. DP to C!

abwright

April 26th, 2009
2:02 pm

Kotch grounds out.

Frenchy had a pretty good at bat. Hits a fly almost to the warning track in straight-away center field.

BJones to the plate. 2nd ML AB for the season. Hits a solid line drive single to LF. Hey, he’s batting a 1.000. Put him in the clean-up spot.

CorkylikesBeer

April 26th, 2009
2:02 pm

I wonder if we ever will see Blanco called up

TJ

April 26th, 2009
2:02 pm

Thanks McFann. Hey, what can I say? I’m easily amused… ;)

Justafan

April 26th, 2009
2:03 pm

Congrat to the Falcons for great picks in draft. Coach Smith was at Gwennett Braves game the other night.

abwright

April 26th, 2009
2:03 pm

Hey, is the crack team of Bubdylan and McFann working on how to do the “sarcastic color” thing from the previous blog? I bet you can get some “Stimulus” money for that.

CorkylikesBeer

April 26th, 2009
2:04 pm

I wonder if the Braves are the slowest team in baseball

David O'Brien

April 26th, 2009
2:04 pm

walk and a single for B. Jones so far in his season debut….

Francoeur gave that last ball a ride to the CF warning track. The power’s coming around for him.

Coach (2010 or bust)

April 26th, 2009
2:04 pm

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