12:19 pm April 27, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
April 27th, 20097:48 pm
Hmm we have no idea why Ross isnt batting cleanup. I guess because he is slugging like 900
Little Red Bird
Ross is something. I always thought Marion Ross was the best character on Happy Days.
April 27th, 20097:49 pm
Tony has always been unconventional
“Why would they pitch to Jordan?” because he’s a strike out machine right now, and they can make the pitcher lead off in the next inning.
April 27th, 20097:50 pm
MF, you gonna grab some Sudafed? It’ll get you wasted.
We didnt want Ross to score anyways!!!
Yunel and Kelly look like somebody shot their dog, or stuck a knife in their banana boat, when things aren’t going the teams/their way.
Sudafed…like for meth? Or just pill form for a cold?
April 27th, 20097:51 pm
Well, it’s 2-0 now. Their lead off hitter has been on twice. Ours grounded out after his second pitch. We’re making it way too easy for Peniero. Before Ross’s at bat the most pitches that Peneiro had thrown to any one batter was three. It’s amazing what can happen when you make a pitcher pitch, Good at bat Ross. Even if you get behind 0-1in the count, it doesn’t mean you’re inclined to swing at every pitch that follows.
April 27th, 20097:52 pm
Id rather have Kelly Leading off than JJ if im the Cardinals.
Flirtin' With Disaster
Because LaRussa is a pro-active manager. He wants to control the game instead of letting the game control him. Sometimes it works out sometimes it doesn’t. Now the Braves have the pitcher leading off the next inning.
Now the antithesis of the pro-active manager? A guy who lets the game play him? A guy who hardly ever hits and runs, tries to steal, even with a lead and a fast guy on? A guy who prays for a 3 run HR?
That guy is sitting in the other dugout.
No, not meth, lol. Just look on the back of the box for an ingredient called dextromethorphan. Do some research before you try it, but it’ll make these games watchable ;P
April 27th, 20097:53 pm
McFann: what a team guy. He’s NOT home resting the eye, he strapped on the leotard and is at the game, supporting his teammates. No patch though, which is what I’ve been expencting. That’s a good sign.
The Cardinals cloned Paul Bunyan and he is playing half the positions on the team.
I think Babe is in the Atlanta dugout.
Nice catch Logan
Run Heap Run
Way to go kid, *cue star wars theme*
Rob from SC
I wonder what Schafer can do to combat that pitch. The up and in pitch looks so hard to hit. Even harder to drive.
JJ struggling with the control here, would be nice if the offense can pick him up. Good play by the kid, almost thought that would get over his head.
April 27th, 20097:54 pm
NICE CATCH LOGAN!
go get it kid
braves need to win this series
siap and i am sure it has been mentioned already….but i wish we could have somehow made the trade for ludwick.
Best play of the year for Jordan..finally…
Nice catch by Schafer.
THATABOY ATLEAST SCHAFER KNOWS HOW TO PLAY CF IN ATLANTA!!!!
Getty Up Jordan!!! LOL, I love Chip. I still get scared Everytime I see a hard hit ball hit to center…
April 27th, 20097:55 pm
I may be wrong (wouldn’t be the first time!), but I really don’t want my 5 and 6 hitters trying to advance a runner to 3rd in the 2nd inning.
Francouer hit the ball well, which is what he should’ve done… did you guys want him to try to hit a ground ball to the right side? Really?
And I’m not certainly not criticizing Brandon for moving the runner over, but with a man on 2nd and 1 out, that was not (hopefully) his priority.
I’m all for the Braves being more patient at the plate, but I think we can get a little too obsessed with some of this “moving the runners” stuff. Middle of the lineup should try to get hits with RISP, especially early in the game.
“A guy who prays for a 3 run HR?”
Bobby’s praying for a five run homer. He wants a miracle.
He should’ve dived after he caught it like the Cincinnati outfielders did to make their mediocre catches look decent.
Frank from KS
Well…I guess you have no understanding of the history of this game.
That moment was pretty big…TYVM!! I’ve been a baseball fan all my life and when something as someone breaking the single season HR record happens…..ya can’t help but get a little bit emotional.
April 27th, 20097:56 pm
Another good play by Schafer. Not spectacular, but he had the composure to go for the smart play, not the impossibly spectacular one.
JasonInFL (Formerly ME)
April 27th, 20097:57 pm
can’t watch the game…too cheap to buy the MLB package with not being home every night…but, JJ obviously doesn’t have it tonight.
Schafer did a good job to keep that a single and not do too much.
April 27th, 20097:58 pm
See ya, Moe-leena!
Cannon from ross
Nice throw. Rossy!!!
Dave Ross is the real defensive specialist! Maybe we can get a refund for that phony Corky Miller.
Frank..i guess you are so right…..since he was voted in the hall of fame first ballot….(sarcasm)
Nice throw Mr. Ross!!!!
Yadier is by far the fastest of the flying Molinas.
Can McCann play first base or left field…because Ross is a Hoss!!!!
April 27th, 20097:59 pm
First inning or 6th inning, I like fundamental, “get em on, get em over, get em in” baseball. If you can do that routinely throughout the entire season, I feel like you’ll win more games than you will playing for the 5 run inning and coming up with nothing.
April 27th, 20098:00 pm
The only good thing about JJ leading off the inning is that we don’t have to watch KJ lead off the inning.
The Braves should try to make Pineiro throw 42 pitches this inning.
Then he’ll have as many as Jair.
Jair looking to go yard…cuz his team cant score runs.
No, he won’t. But he is good. I like him…great throw, BTW.
Oh yeah–that’s why we love ‘im!
Was half-expecting a patch, myself. But yeah, good sign that there’s isn’t one.
April 27th, 20098:01 pm
Haha TnScott, true that.
April 27th, 20098:02 pm
Hey Bobby…KJ gonna leadoff tomorrow night too?
Please bobby give Kelly a day off.
Yes by all means, let’s go down on 4 or 5 pitches.
Hello, I’m Kelly Johnson and I like to roll over easily hittable pitches when ever I come up to the plate. Make sure you eat your wheaties kids, and maybe one day YOU can be as good as I am.
Some of you need to go back and slowly scroll through the posts and read how negative this blog has become. I’m sick of you morons who think you know more than Bobby Cox and ever other coach on the coaching staff. If you so good, why are you sitting here typing on the computer? Go get a job coaching little league or go back to school and get a degree in coaching so you can go show the world how smart you are with your winning teams lining up year after year. Then, maybe you would get some respect like someone who has been winning for a long time like Bobby. Until then, be a loyal fan and shut the hell up if you don’t have anything good or constructive to say. This used to be a great blog that I enjoyed reading, but I think it’s been taken over my a bunch a teenage wannabe’s who are losers in the game of life and want to take their frustrations out on a bunch of twenty year old baseball players. Get a life and get off the blog so those of us who are true supporters of the Braves can have an enjoyable discourse on the Braves. For those of you who are respectful and know how this blog should work, sorry for the long post and keep on supporting your Atlanta Braves!
Too bad we dont have any replacements that can play second base or short stop.
Another great at-bat by our 1 and 2 hitters
April 27th, 20098:03 pm
Thanks Jair. At least you saw more pitches than anyone else in that inning. Pitiful.
Abravesfan…Bobby’s reply would be…yes..kj is starting tomorrow..he is just having bad luck…hitting the ball hard but right at people..gotta give the other team credit.
Ya know what Corky…..I’d vote for McGwire before I’d EVER vote for Bonds.
LOL JJ sees 3 pitches Kelly and Yunel both see two pitches only.
I hate KJ, can we please just DFA him already?
Dammit! Bobby, Move KJ Down in the Lineup NOW! We Simply cannot afford to have our leadoff hitter Hitting at the Mondesi Line If we want to end these Feast or Famine Offensive outcomes…
KJ is 4 for his last 33, holy @!&%….pardon my french
The Zaxby construction chick makes me want to work construction
April 27th, 20098:04 pm
Uglyman – Do you actually watch the games? You actually think Bobby is doing a good job?
Who is going to leadoff then? Escobar? Schafer?
Please. It’s called a slump people.
This board gets negative becaise certain parts of this team refuse to improve
that’s 66 pitches for Jurrjens through three innings, 30 for Pineiro
Braves are keeping Piniero pitch count low so they dont have to face Boyer tonight.
Frank..what is your reasoning…..on the bonds comment
it’s mendoza line smartypants
Story of the year…pitch count 66-31 Braves.
April 27th, 20098:05 pm
Ooo Ooo Ooo…
Is it true?
Do the Cardinals get to face Jo Jo Reyes tomorrow night?
Ooo that’s gonna be good.
And If Bobby Cox is so good,! Why are people knocking at his door for his services !!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 27th, 20098:06 pm
UGA…is there any majors in coaching?!
Hey Carroll after the game can you please ask Kelly and Yunel if they see any value in working a pitch count? And also ask Bobby if he has given any thought to playing a bench player while his leadoff hitter is approaching the mendoza line?
Thanks in advance.
Anyone want to see the bullpen face Ankiel, Pujols, or Ludwick?
April 27th, 20098:07 pm
I agree with that post of yours….especially Mr. Coach who think’s he makes so much DAMN sense.
Why are people NOT knocking at Bobby’s door for his services !!! Sorry !
No Offense, But You Must not be tired of 3 losing seasons, hence the reason Why so many fans are on here Bytching…Simply put we are tired of being a second tier team, and getting put to shame by the Big Boys of the league…
If You don’t like the constant criticisms then “We Got Two Words For Ya!”
April 27th, 20098:08 pm
dude, i know its a monday….but this crowd is pathetic. why are atlanta fans so sorry (for the most part). hell, i live in alabama and three hours away from turner field and i bet i make to more games than 90% of people who live in and around atlanta. and braves fans wonder why management is so cheap…. its obvious isnt. they go out and spend 60 mil on lowe and no one shows up to see him. cmon guys. if you live in atlanta then go buy a $5 upper deck ticket and go to as many games as you can. support this team.
Yeah I have a hard time believing Pujols is 29, I thought the man was in his 30’s. Hopefully JJ can give us 6 with a few quick innings here.
We’re back to the Vazquez situation they had last week. Vazquez was hardly getting a chance to sit down between innings before he was back on the mound thanks the impatient offense.
You may not be able to hit this guy, but at least make him throw some pitches and give our pitcher a chance to sit for a couple minutes between innings. If our guy can keep it close, maybe you can steal a run later. If our guy gets the third out and then has to turn back around and throw again because you didn’t want to take a pitch or two, then blame yourself when our guy starts throwing some run scoring mistakes.
April 27th, 20098:09 pm
Id really like to know what all these Positive Braves Fans are on….I need to get some of that to go with my Sudafed.
Alright need a few more quick innings like that and we can hang.
Nice Efficient Inning by Double J! That’s what I’m talking bout…Now If the Damn Offense would get out of creep mode!
April 27th, 20098:10 pm
He looks older, doesn’t he Jake? All this time I thought he was in the Chipper/Jeter age range.
Carroll Rogers: wouldn’t you rather interview Tony LaRussa after the game, rather than Bobby Cox?
Complete sentences are better than grunts, hands down!
3 innings of our bullpen always worries me….2 innings i feel alright with…but 3…seems like too much bad can happen.
Hey MF here is a little known fact that someone like you can run with. BMac used to be second baseman! With the way Ross is playing it’s a natural progression for you to put Mac at second when he comes back. Of course McFann will ring your neck, but I’m really hoping she will!
April 27th, 20098:11 pm
Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t we went through this same thing the last time KJ was the leadoff? He started well went into a slump and didn’t get it going until he was moved out of that spot.
MFin04…Yes, been watching the Braves since the early ’80’s, so I’ve seen a lot of crap from this franchise. I’ve also been a loyal fan that was rewarded year in and year out of 14 straight division titles. You people think you have answers to all of the slumps and everything else that goes on with this baseball team, but my question is, What do you do for a living? I’ll bet it’s not related to running a baseball team! My reasoning is that Cox has been doing this a long time and knows what he is doing. We won a lot of games over the years with players going in and out of slumps, and I’m sure that if we had a blog then, people would have been freaking out then as well. Well, it’s still just April and if people would just be patient and let the team work some things out, then Bobby will make the changes when they are ready. And don’t give me this thing about Schafer being ready to lead off. He’s not ready and there really isn’t a better solution at the top of the order right now. Yes, I think KJ should hit lower in the order, but right now he’s the best option at the top of the order. When he’s on, he’s out of this world and has more speed on the bases than anybody else on this team other than Schafer. We just need some patience people!
Ill predict this half inning…Chipper leadoff walk, Kotchman GIDP, and Francouer first pitch pop up to SS.
April 27th, 20098:12 pm
Ooops forgot they are trying to walk him but he keeps swinging at ball 3.
red bird…cox answers are always the same…good location on the pitches..we got unlucky..we are hitting the ball hard but the right at the other team…we will get them tomorrow…
April 27th, 20098:13 pm
When it matters least, Kotchman is at his finest!
My reasoning is…is that Bonds is an arrogant jack*** where McGwire, and some of the others are more likeable.
April 27th, 20098:14 pm
Lol Kotchman gets some of the most worthless hits in baseball…he makes me laugh.
April 27th, 20098:15 pm
:-/ sigh Frenchy DP
Frank..very good reasoning..hence why they don’t let the general public vote…good job on the prediction…abravesfan..you were close
McGwire was a jerk too…did you watch the whole US Court thing.
LOL 10 pitch inning! TP gets a raise.
Anyone else see that DP by Frenchy coming?
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