12:19 pm April 27, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
P-Town Brave (Schafer To Leadoff; KJ to 6/7)
April 27th, 20098:16 pm
Another inning, another 2 AB’s given away by Chipper and Jeff…
Way to go boys…just keep doin what you’re doin…heck, it doesn’t matter…there will be no recourse…
Run Heap Run I thought he was about 32 or 33. I knew he was younger than Chip just not that much. Here’s hoping we can keep Pujols 0-3.
Little Red Bird
“What do you do for a living? I’ll bet it’s not related to running a baseball team!”
If I can get a hundered million dollars together, give or take, then I plan to buy a baseball team.
How much for the Braves?
All you need is enough money and you can run any business. That’s capitalism!
April 27th, 20098:17 pm
Ugaman, you ignorant buffoon, we are complaining about these things because they are NOT working. Fact: Kelly Johnson hit’s better lower in the order. Fact: Swinging at the first pitch of every at bat and grounding out to the same place each time through the batting order is not productive. Maybe you “loyal” fans enjoy mediocrity, but a good portion of the people on this blog do not appreciate it. When you have the tools to win and do not utilize them to their fullest potential then you have failed.
We can all understand when a batting order doesn’t produce for a couple games and is in a slump, but this is not a slump. This is Bobby ball at it’s finest. Being loyal to people who don’t deserve loyalty, this is baseball, if your lead off hitter is terrible in the lead off position and hits much better lower in the order, WHY, I implore you, WHY, would you not move him down? Kelly is what, 3 for 40 something? Give someone else a shot, because this is obviously not working. Andruw Jones hovered around the Mendoza line for an entire season and what happened to him? Nothing, everything was ho-hum, but I guess that’s just how it should be seeing as we should all shut up and just be loyal fans. WE are the loyal fans, you are the one who accepts mediocrity, and we sir, do not.
If I recall correctly, a great mind once said that doing the same thing over and over again and expecting to get a different result was the definition of insanity. Then again, we should probably all just shut up and be loyal fans.
Here’s to 2010!
Corkylikebeer…..ok smartAxx, there may not be a degree in coaching, but there are plenty of coaching classes in college. Just major in physical education or sports management and you can take as many coaching classes as you like. I took a coaching baseball class in college and learned a great deal. There’s more to this game than the everyday fan realizes, and I grew up playing the game. Of course, everyone on this blog thinks they have a PhD in baseball!
April 27th, 20098:18 pm
Can I ask a music question in the middle of the game? I heard a really cool, stripped down rock cover of the song “Heartless” on my way home but the dumba** DJ never said who it was by and my nifty iPhone tagging App refused to recognize it…anyone know who signs it?
Pineiro is on track for a complete game on less than 100 pitches
April 27th, 20098:19 pm
Please walk Albert here.
Everyone on a blog cant be stupid when we all think the exact same thing….MOVE KJ DOWN!
I’m just saying, using Prado right now while Kelly is in a slump isn’t going to hurt the team. If Prado doesn’t hit, he’s not doing any less than Kelly is now. If that fails try Infante.
Basically just get somebody in there for a couple of games that can provide consistent lead off.
Steve from OH
Erik Cordier throws two scoreless for MB–1H, 2BB, 3K
Freddie Freeman with a 2-run bomb, and Cody Johnson with a hit and a walk in two PAs.
Here is my questions…Ive watched every game and it seems like every team…including the Nationals…take a lot of pitches….why dont the Braves?
Run Heap Run
April 27th, 20098:20 pm
Way to rush over and rob that hit.
April 27th, 20098:21 pm
Could tell by the look on JJ’s face in the dugout that it doesn’t matter how well he pitches the rest of this game…
He’s gonna get screwed and he knows it because we have the worst leadoff hitter in the league and we give away AB’s almost every inning and sometimes more than 1 in an inning…
But hey, whats that matter…even though Terry doesn’t do ANYTHING of worth, he’ll still be here come September, and hey, just because Bobby doesn’t make any changes of worth OR reprimand any of his players for their stupidity or poor play, it doesn’t mean he’s lost it as a manager (yawn)
Well I was asking to much, at least we kept him in the yard.
Wow. The Cardinals main competition this year may be the Pirates. How freaky is that?
Hooters leaves soon right after the game…MF that is why…Chipper hates making girls wait…Bobby has to get home
Ross looks pretty good behind the plate
P-Town Brave (Kelly Johnson Sucks!)
April 27th, 20098:22 pm
<——— enough said!
Frank from KS
April 27th, 20098:23 pm
Yeah, I seen the whole court thing. McGwire sat there saying…”I’m not here to talk about the past” etc but COMPARED to jack*** Bonds….HE IS A MORE LIKEABLE GUY.
Hey dudes, can I have my hooters jokes back?
Stephen. OK, what is your solution for the leadoff? Schafer? He only strikes out every other at bat right now. Esco definately isn’t patient enough. No one else comes even close to being able to lead off. Think before you call someone ignorant. You usually just expose your own immaturity. I’m not saying I don’t agree with the way Cox does things a lot of times, but I’m not going to sit here and think that I know more than he does. Trust me, there’s a lot of people who know a lot more than you and I who have either played or managed who know just how good he is, and I’ve never heard someone in the profession talk bad about the way Bobby manages. Ever.
What’s the over or under for pitches the Braves will see this inning? 7?
April 27th, 20098:24 pm
Please braves hitters take some pitches here.
Thanks in advance
90 pitches for JJ…if he can get through the sixth…I’ll call that a good day with bad stuff. Bullpen is going to blow this wide open…maybe Boyer will come in to keep it close.
Thing is Escobar should be moved down..IMO too.
Eventually, which may be June, I think Schafer and Kotchman should hit 1 and 2.
I know that could put 4 lefties in a row but Kotchman seems like a hitter that could hit anywhere…except maybe 3rd.
I mean, this is why Jurrjens might be our ace for years to come. All the talk about Hanson being the “future ace” is almost silly. Based on what? Chipper’s comments? Please, JJ is showing right now why he’s more than likely the man for that job.
2 pitches one out
Word Of Mouf Is That Hanley Ramirez Left the Game With a Broken Wrist Is there any truth to this…?
If so then there Goes the Marlins Season…
Lets Get Some damn Runs! I ‘m getting tired of this Boring A.ss offense night in and nite out…
Well..we would have the Gold Club jokes…but Andruw Jones left…and Gold Club is no longer with us…
April 27th, 20098:25 pm
My theory is summed up by choosing one of the following: 1) Bobby Cox just wants the game over ASAP so he get out of the dugout, 2) Cox tells ‘em to take pitches and they don’t respect him enough to listen, 3) Either way he needs to hit the bricks.
Infante or Prado could lead off better than KJ right now. So could Schafer. Dont be stupid…lots of options for lead off.
April 27th, 20098:26 pm
I’m with you bravos2249 or at least give KJ some time off. When the guy is going hot we can give him the day off but when he struggles he’s in there everyday. Something doesn’t seem right about that. Maybe KJ stays fresh if he gets a couple of days off every now and then. We would never know because it hasn’t happened.
Hanley actually has been sucking for the Marlins.
Who is this coming up to bat to Soulja Boy? Might’ve known…lol.
April 27th, 20098:27 pm
Yea! Put Schafer in the lead off. Man he crushed that one!
10 pitches. Yawn
April 27th, 20098:28 pm
Run…soulja boy wants to kiss you through the phone
Damn, how bout the 5 run inning boys? *rolls eyes*
Flirtin' With Disaster
This should be the Braves offensive plan for tonight.
Take as many pitches as possible. Try to extend Pineiro to 12-14 pitches per inning then you can dribble out to someone. While this is going on, everyone fan JJ, rub his feet between innings, get him a cold drink, massage his back. Hope JJ can keep it a one run game.
Maybe the Cards will make an error or two or Ross can park one. Other than that, we’re cooked! Braves offense has no chance.
TNBrian …How long do we have JJ under contract?
Well, another easy inning thanks to the shortstop.
April 27th, 20098:29 pm
An X-ray came back negative, and Ramirez is listed as day-to-day with a sore right hand.
April 27th, 20098:30 pm
Another good start by Double J Wasted by this Anemic Offense…
Cy Piniero is the Man Tonight
I don’t know about everyone else on here but I’m getting Tired of watching good starts by the Pitching staff go to waste, Hence Why I’m always Bytching abou this team and the way they play
What good does having one of the best pitching staffs if the Damn offense Makes everyone they face look like Cy Young…?
yeah the weird thing is I think he was hot and then he got an off day and then this slump happened…not sure. But the bench players did need playing time, BUT when Chipper was hurt we could have put Omar in LF and Prado at 3rd.
He needs time off. He’s not hitting anything and in a few weeks he probably will start hitting, but right now we need someone to hit. If he wasn’t hitting lead off, you know it would kinda be a different story.
Brandon Jones looked like he hit that one ball pretty hard…thought it was a double.
JasonInFL (Formerly ME)
April 27th, 20098:31 pm
ugaman, what does your leadoff hitter “crushing” one have to do with the ability to hit leadoff? Who cares if he crushes it…
Do you know who was leading the team in OBP and walks heading into at least yesterday’s game? Hint: his initials are not KJ
No, ugayman, I’m not one of the “BAT SCHAFER LEAD OFF” posters. Kelly Johnson doesn’t fit the billet, so why continue to force him to hit there. “No one else even comes close to being able to lead off,” really? What about Infante, Prado or even Brandon Jones? If 3-40 is acceptable to you, I’m pretty sure we could find someone who might be able to pull off 4-40, then you could come back on this blog and tell everyone how nobody else was even close to their capability to lead off.
There are people who know more than me? WOW, thanks for that ground breaking information. Nobody talks bad about Bobby because he’s the prototypical “Good ole’ boy.” He doesn’t have the same team he did in the 90’s and early 00’s so why manage the same way? It’s not working and you’d have to be a tool to disagree.
Soulja Boy Sucks! Gawd I hate that Pop-Tart Garbage…
April 27th, 20098:32 pm
Seasons just started and already Im anxious for the Falcons to come back. Get a real power hitter and maybe it will spark something but for now guys……… BORING AGAIN!!!!!!!
Rob from SC
April 27th, 20098:33 pm
Our Offense sucks
JJ under 100 pitches…maybe he can go one more? What the hell…we mine as well…
I’ve come to the conclusion that Bobby no longer has a set of cajones…
IF he did, (which I believe he lost them about 10 years or so ago) he would start telling every single one of his players that if they swing at another 2-0 or 3-0 pitch (which seem to be getting our hitters out very frequently) they would then be fined $1000.
I can guarantee that not many players if any at all would want to break this mandate….
That being said, once again, it would never EVER happen because Bobby has no set!
Tomahawkin..you sound like Labron James
As Harry Caray used to say after the 7th inning stretch……
LET’S GET SOME RUNS!!!!!!!
April 27th, 20098:34 pm
Has Bobby even been thrown out of a game this year..yet?
April 27th, 20098:35 pm
Tomahawkin, I’m not one to bash Wren except for the Kawakami signing in which I believe was no more than a P.R. move. An expensive P.R. move. A trade for Swisher or signing Abreu woulda helped right now, but whatcha gonna do.
“As Harry Caray used to say after the 7th inning stretch……”
If the moon was made outta cheese…would ya eat it?
Gotta say after the way this one started for JJ to only give up 2 that’s darn good.
Get Jair Franchise Jurrjens a win dang it!
Infante took a pitch…he should hit leadoff. $100 on a hit?
April 27th, 20098:36 pm
Infante knows how to take pitches.
GET HIM INTO THE LINEUP!
Good job, Jair. And yes KJ will bat again this inning.
Six good innings from JJ….another game with no run support.
What does that mean…?
I just hate Romper-Room Rap, and that Soulja Boy Crap falls under that category…
Man, it’s nice to think about that KJ for Ludwick trade going through. That would’ve been great.
And look who gets a lead off hit!!!!
There ya go Infante!
“A LEAD OFF SINGLE BY INFANTE” Wow, Ugaman, that sounded good didn’t it?
April 27th, 20098:37 pm
Nice at bat Omar.
i”ll take my money. and screw all you leave KJ at leadoff morons….Infante is a damn good leadoff hitter.
So, everyone’s answer is to put career backup players in the leadoff position! wow, you guys are brilliant! Sure, KJ could use an offday, I wouldn’t disagree with that, but to think that Prado, Infante or Brandon Jones (who couldn’t make the team out of Spring Training) are the answer is just silly. KJ has a track record as one of the top hitting second basemen in the league, and we want to replace him with bench players.
Hey, Kelly’s in a slump, I get it. That wasn’t my dispute with the bloggers, but the constant negativity. I get frustrated like everyone else, but I at least know they are trying their best. I just think some of you need to chill out a little and let’s get to June before we act like we are the worst team in baseball!
GS by Howard…6-6….ugh
There you go Infante!
Take note work a count and then swing and good things will happen!
Jason in FL (still hard to type that after instinctively wanting to type in ME) -
I agree w/ you there brotha! At this point I’d take almost ANYONE over Kelly…We’re all a little tired of the play 1 week take off 3…
I’d give a little more leeway if he were a solid defensive player, BUT he’s certainly nowhere near that!
Not only that, taking off a week at a time only works if you’re Manny or someone of that ilk…last I checked, Kelly has a better time being a Playgirl Playmate than making it to the Hall of Fame.
And just like that Infante comes in (splinters in the *ss and all) and gets a hit…
TnBrian after JJ’s last start I said he had been our ace so far this year. I know D. Lowe was kind of the de facto ace but JJ has pitched like one. The kid has poise on the mound. Didn’t have his best stuff today but battled.
Phillies just got a game tying GS from Howard. Way to go Gnats.
R. Howard Just Hit A Slam Tie Game in Philly, FCK!
This would be a good spot for a BUNT..I mean he is 3-for his last frickin-40
that was 99 pitches for Jurrjens, 58 for strikes. Line on him 6 IP, six hits, two runs, both earned, two walks, two Ks
April 27th, 20098:38 pm
Why is kelly not bunting here?
I thought Bobby always played for the tie game?
The_Superhoo (Montana by way of Virginia)
I hate that player.
There’s your guy Ugaman, great AB Kelly!
April 27th, 20098:39 pm
oh KJ…what was that?
Wow are you brain dead!
The only reason Prado IS a BACK-UP is because he’s a Brave…I can name a few teams he’d be starting for at either 2b or 3b…
And just like that, Kelly grounds into a DP….F KELLY JOHNSON! I’ve had it!
We get a runner on and can’t do a thing with it.
WOW amazing at bat by Kelly.
Someone Said That its a late arriving crowd at the Ted…Please! Looks Like Busch Stadium South Tonight…
And Did I mention That This Offense Blows!!!
Move KJ Down Now!!!
Great job again KJ. Swing at everything between the batters boxes.
Here’s Your Sign!
Lol did you see the Phillies inning? Rollins single….Victorino single….Utley single…Howard GS….lol thats how you draw it up. KJ is a heck of a hitter…put infante in at second…please!!!!
that was just great…Bobby has Kelly bunt when he’s actually hitting the ball good, but when he can’t hardly do anything he doesn’t let him bunt?
April 27th, 20098:40 pm
I’d love to see Prado get a couple of days to play 2b.
it was a comment by Labron James how he is like Jay Z and another player from another team (forgot the the name) is like a soulja boy..a one hit wonder
You want me to??
Cardinals defense looks incredible tonight.
Way to hustle Esco!
Come on Chipper, do your thang.
Time to do damage Chipper.
Settle Down Bro…You Sound More angry To The verge of getting Violent…!
Orel Hershiser just explained how people will rotate upwards during the rapture.
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