12:19 pm April 27, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
April 27th, 20097:21 pm
I agree Mixxo. I have been fans of the braves for many of years, they hurt my feelings but i still watch them and root for them
Dammit! 26 pitch inning, but at least limited the damage… It may be a long Night for Double J, This offense Needs to come out Early, we can’t wait til the 7th inning to start trying to manufacture runs…
CHUCK – The game IS on ESPN. Are you in the ATL area? If so it’s on a different channel.
where do u live at chuck?
April 27th, 20097:22 pm
it’s on espn here.
April 27th, 20097:23 pm
Me and a FEW others on here were ranting during the offseason hoping the Braves would trade KJ for Ludwick, but got bashed by some saying Ludwick’s ‘08 was a fluke.
I hate the Cards!!
April 27th, 20097:24 pm
KJ Come On…! He Needs to be down in the Order Now!
Would have been out, but Kelly didn’t run through the bag… :-/
You heard it here first: Francoeur goes yard tonight.
Good thing KJ is still leading off….setting the table for the big bopper.
Run Heap Run
April 27th, 20097:25 pm
I’ll call it after I see this inning…
Esco setting the table well for Chipper too. Bobby is a dumb #@$@# or he doesnt watching the games.
Let’s swing at the first pitch so Pineiro can go 9 innings with a 70 ish pitch count.
April 27th, 20097:26 pm
MFIN04 Your Quote
“Good thing KJ is still leading off….setting the table for the big bopper.”
I hope You were Joking…?
WTF! 6-Pitch Inning…Come On Offense!
I called that inning about 5 hours ago. I’m calling it…time of loss 7:26 (est)
The Big Bopper
April 27th, 20097:27 pm
Hellooooooooooooooooooooo, baby. Yes. This is the Big Bopper speaking. Oh, you sweet thang! Do I what? Will I what? Oh, baby, you knooooooooooooow what I like!
JasonInFL (Formerly ME)
Over/under on runs scored tonight?
April 27th, 20097:28 pm
How stupid do you have to be….Bobby? This lineup has not scored runs. Esco and KJ arent working as they are in this lineup. We need to score early before JJ just quits pitching for this team.
P-Town Brave (Schafer To Leadoff; KJ to 6/7)
April 27th, 20097:29 pm
Things that were wrong about our 1st inning:
1) Kelly made another rather easily weak out on a hittable pitch
2) Yunel grounds out sharply on a VERY hittable pitch that should’ve been put down in the LF corner (he’s still getting out on his front foot too quickly; needs a better timing mechanism)
3) They didn’t want to pitch to Chipper, nor did they have to, but he gave away another AB and got himself out on a 2-0 pitch that would’ve been Ball 3.
Bobby Cox sucks why the hell does he continue have KJ leadoff. Prado is rotting on the bench. I dont it get and from the sounds of it BOB COX is the only one that gets it. Makes me not want to watch this crap. Lead off men set the tone and Kelly is freakin tone deaf!!!!!!!!!!!!!
8-pitch inning for Pineiro in the first
The last few comments will be in the millions by the time the year is up. Bobby ain’t changing squat, so get over it! You have to feel for JJ though if that first inning is any indication of how our hitters appraoch Pinero.
April 27th, 20097:30 pm
I’m Calling for 3 With this Crappy offense, and I’m putting it lightly calling it crappy…
Simply because of the way the Cards are playing, this series may be a good indicator of where the Braves are right now. Cards are playing pretty good ball. The Nats are bad. The Marlins were hot but maybe going in the wrong direction now. The Pirates were a surprise. The Reds have their problems.
The Cards are a solid team. If the Braves can play a solid series against the Cards, it should give us an indication of the potential of this team, either good or bad.
That being said, it may tell us absolutely nothing about what the picture will look like in a month.
I sprint to first, Chip. Don’t you…forget about me.
April 27th, 20097:31 pm
And yes I missed the Borchard release. Fixed that.
Typical braves half inning at the plate. Dont make the pitcher throw strikes swing at tough pitches and 3 up and 3 down.
Too early to call the no-no?
Mark in PA
Corky, if Matt Diaz gets a pitch low and away with two strikes, you will definitely see Andruw batting.
Chipper always gives away at bats with 2 outs and no one on. Happened all year so far. Dont blame him though…Kotchman aint gonna drive him in. We should trade JJ for his sake. He doesnt deserve this bad of an offense. He is already walking guys because he knows the game is over.
Little Red Bird
April 27th, 20097:32 pm
Jurrjens is good…BUT…can he withstand the contemporary equivalent of murderers row?
We shall see!
Kelly needs to go to Belltone or whatever that company is now…maybe go see Simon Cowell…because yeah, no tone is there…
Maybe we should call the paramedics and try to resuscitate him…
April 27th, 20097:33 pm
Come On Double J, He’s Gonna be out after 5 because the Cardinals are working his counts up by not being overaggressive…I wish the Braves would do more of this. I hope They are taking notes on how to run an efficient offense, because what we got now ain’t cutting it…
April 27th, 20097:34 pm
The announcers need to quit whining about the sun peeking through the stands because it obviously hasn’t affected the other pitcher in the other game and so far, in this one, so…
“When you play for LaRussa, you have to do the little things to stay on the roster…”
Cox? maybe not so much.
Joe Morgan Sucks
The braves need to take some notes. The cardinals first swing of the inning was on JJ’s 10th pitch
Thanks for the response ya’ll. I live in Columbus, MS but ESPN NEWS is on instead of the game. Very annoying! Says its on but its not.
April 27th, 20097:35 pm
We should have hired Tony L when he was thinking of leaving St Louis. Walk..bunted people over…wish we could do that.
Flirtin' With Disaster
If JJ keeps getting behind these guys, we could see another snowman like the Reds threw on Kawakami yesterday.
Yes Steve from OH they are – and Braves will be soon (ie in 4 days) if they continue as they have. The point, which was tough for you to get, is that April defines the Braves as it did last year. 70% of you thought they still had a chance last May. The same 70% (you included), when asked in a few weeks the same question would answer ‘yes’.
Can we trade chipper, KJ, and Kotchman for Pujols
April 27th, 20097:36 pm
Hitters working the count, I’ve never seen something so mesmerizing.
Frank from KS
Phillips just made a interesting comment a few minutes ago.
He said the Braves just don’t have any speed to manufacture runs and made a comment about Ellsbury stealing home the other night for the R. Sox.
WOW….how long did it take you Stevo to figure that one out, eh?
Man This Is gonna Be a long Night…!
LaRussa has a strong peer relationship with Bobby Knight.
Bobby Cox, on the other hand, has a strong peer relationship with Floyd the barber.
2-0 game over
April 27th, 20097:37 pm
2-0! Ball Game…seriously, ball game.
Walks are coming home to roost!
Look at that…got guys over…and got them in. The Cardinals play baseball correctly ever year/every play. Love watching them. JJ got himself into this mess by walking guys…and now Pujols is up.
Stephen May be Right on his Prediction…Because I already see quit on this team…LaRussa is gonna School Cox this Series…
Awesome…..jair has to have like 50 pitches already….jeez.. not going to last to the 6th
April 27th, 20097:38 pm
Don’t sweat it JJ, you never had a chance with the offense that “supports” you anyways!
Ok guys, Pineiro’s pitch count for next inning?
Gonna go with 8.
April 27th, 20097:39 pm
Losing 2-0 to the Cards and Pujols 0-2. Now if our offense can get going….
“Can we trade chipper, KJ, and Kotchman for Pujols”?
We don’t want Chipper, KJ, or Kotchman!
JJ getting out the guys he shouldnt get out…and walking those he should. Not a good sign. Still…2-0….team should be in the game…but isnt with this lineup…and Bobby wont change it….dumb butt.
Hanley Ramirez hit by pitch and taken out of game anyone see how bad it is or where he got hit?
Jason..the over/under on the game is 9 runs…the cardinals are getting 1.5 runs thus the Braves are favored by 1.5 runs…I took the Cardinals
April 27th, 20097:40 pm
I say under 8 pitches this inning for Pinerio.
April 27th, 20097:41 pm
A DOUBLE? Holy crap did it go out of the park?
Now would be an excellent time for the Kotchman haters to come out of the woodwork!
Tony is in a lot better shape then Bobby…
Tn Brian- Hate to say it, but I’m afraid you’re right.
Hey! A double…..so far.
Bout Fck-ing Time Kotchman Does Something, Now Just Do It with runners on…!
No Way Kotchman should be batting earlier in the lineup LOLOLOLOL
Umps give the Braves one in an attempt to keep the game competitive.
that’s 48 pitches for Jurrjens in first two innings.
April 27th, 20097:42 pm
Is it me or do the other Braves players look annoyed when Schafer calls them off? I love that he does that and takes control like a real CF should do.
Hit the bat boy…or it would have been a single.
Way to get the runner over Jeff.
That was last season Jeff swinging for the fence.
Terrible at bat to not get runner to 3rd with one out.
April 27th, 20097:43 pm
Wife and I were having that conversation in the first inning. I told her I was scared that since he K’ed Pujols he would let up on the next hitter. He did and gave up the run scoring hit to Ludwig.
April 27th, 20097:44 pm
Would have scored a run there had JF gotten the runner over.
It looks like BJ knows how to advance a runner..
Ya know, the clip of Big Mac hitting #61 that ESPN’s shows as part of their 20th anniversary intro……I was watching that game on Fox that night and literally cried.
That’s how big of a moment it was to me. I thought it was pretty classy to see Grace swing his glove toward McGwire’s backside as he started his trot around the bases afterwards.
April 27th, 20097:45 pm
McCans…have a “can”
What is the quickest way to get drunk?
Marlins down 6-1 to the Mets in the 1st. Phils and Nats tied 2-2.
April 27th, 20097:46 pm
Frank..you are a cry baby….
MF, go to the store and buy a bunch of sudafed, be it pills or liquid. Just drink/eat the entire pack.
I told ya’ll Dave Ross can hit! WOOOOOO!
Nice Attaboy! D-Ross!
Way to go Ross!
April 27th, 20097:47 pm
ATTA BOY ROSS! What a backup!
Leadoff double should score most of the time…but the Braves…dont want the one run. We wont take runs when given to us.
McCann has cabbage growing in his eye. He’s the cabbage patch catcher.
No, wait, he’s got a mote in his eye. They think, they haven’t done a biopsy yet.
No. No. It’s pastry items. They are on sale in McCann’s eye.
D Ro! Atta baby!
A backup catcher that can hit. My eyes decieve me.
See ya! I like this Ross kid. Too bad he can’t play…..RF? 2B? when McCann comes back.
Damn he should have stayed at 1st
Mcfann…Ross is going to make the Braves forget McCann……
I said It before and I will say it again, The Ross Acquistion was the most underrated move the Braves made in the Offseason…
April 27th, 20097:48 pm
Well, there’s my run for the prediction
Why would they pitch to Jordan?
Big Bopper: Chantilly lace and a pretty face, and a sweet line-drive, goin’ down the line……………..
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