12:19 pm April 27, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
Rob from SC
April 27th, 20098:59 pm
productive outs and we tie the score
OK, offense, here we go………..
Really? Our cleanup hitter has 4 RBI? Perhaps KJ could hit cleanup with McCann on the bench and put the “singles with the occasional double” hitter Kotcman at leadoff.
Nothing like Bobby forcing that square peg into the round hole.
April 27th, 20099:00 pm
Once again, Kotchman will lead the team in hits this year.
I think Chipper could have scored on that…but we DON’T need him hurt. I still am clamoring for Casey to hit 2nd when Brian is healthy and move Escobar down, but I’m sure that won’t happen.
How come we can’t ever get another run until we give another one up?
Lol good job Frenchy. Chipper could have been thrown out at home if they tried…they didnt, lol.
April 27th, 20099:01 pm
Actually, N8, that was Infante… for all the talk about KJ’s “horrible” defense, our bench players aren’t exactly gold glovers, either.
JasonInFL (Formerly ME)
Steve from OH , cool. Not that it would have mattered if you were talking to me specifically. I just wanted to point out that I was simply asking a question. I do remember reports stating that the Braves wanted the Cards to throw in a second player if they were going to even really get into the “serious” discussion stages…
I know I’m probably fan number 7,018 in the last couple days to suggest an alternative to Bobby’s current lineup, but here’s a lineup I’d consider:
He may be striking out a lot, but he’s got a .380 OBP thanks to a lot of walks, especially lately. The way KJ is scuffling, he’s got no business leading off, and his lifetime average is about .070 points higher than when he’s hitting leadoff. Granted, he’s also got about 330 more at-bats, but the guy’s not your typical leadoff hitter.
gret job F****** s*** by Moylan. How the hell do you walk the pitcher
Escobar has got to realize that Yadier always throws over behind the runner. ALWAYS!
Run Heap Run
Blaine Boyer sighting!
Good take BJ now you go.
April 27th, 20099:02 pm
this might be our last chance
Rob? Have you had your tv paused for the last 15 minutes?
Kotchman has to get a bigger lead at 2nd
Boyer looks good in red
I’m with you Stephen, Hawks came to play tonight.
Come on Braves let’s have a comeback.
April 27th, 20099:03 pm
no, but I am still pissed at Moylan
Why did you swing at that BJ!?!
I should have bet on the Hawks…they are getting 4.5 points…
WHO IS BRANDON JONES? IS HE THE BEST OPTION WE HAVE. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Does anyone know how the Cards pen is?
I mean I know they got Boyer, but honestly?
April 27th, 20099:04 pm
Piniero out after only 76 pitches….thanks LaRussa. We needed that.
Rob From SC
This Is our Last chance, especially with this offense…
KELLY JOHNSON SUCKS.
April 27th, 20099:05 pm
Bring in Boyer…PLEASSSSSEEEE!
First let me say that I think Schafer will be a good leadoff hitter eventually but everybody please remember that his high OBP has been helped by him being pitched around to get to the pitcher.
The main reason Schafer is getting a lot of walks is because he is usually batting in front of the pitcher. If someone’s on base, they will pitch very carefully to Schafer on the corner’s because they know the pitcher is on deck.
Now, I do hope that Schafer will mature and get the hole in his swing closed, but right now he would be overmatched in the leadoff spot. I would love to see his speed at the top of the order, but we haven’t even seen how the league will adjust to him the second time around. Let’s see how he’s hitting in June before we move him up.
April 27th, 20099:06 pm
Can we have David Ross as our leadoff hitter
Get your pitch Ross
HOW TO HAVE A LOSING TEAM
April 27th, 20099:08 pm
Braves losing now on that walked pitcher.
Hawks winning 40 -23 in the 2nd qtr
That’s alright Ross played good soo far today. Come on Bullpen you guys can do it…offense step up…2 more innings!!
April 27th, 20099:09 pm
Forget the give it up boys, we need a couple snuff it out boys!
The point is Schafer is not ready to be a leadoff man yet. Still has to many holes in his swing, but hopefully he becomes one. Till then it will probably be up to KJ or yunel. I do agree with Ugaman there can be to much negativity on this blog sometimes. Nice to avoid it sometimes.
Why are Jones and Ross taking 2-0 fastball right down the middle with the tying run on second? Do they really think they’re going to see better pitches, or are they both just stupid?
ESCO GOT PICKED OFF, SO FUKIN WHAT. AT LEAST HE WAS ON BASE, WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME KELLY TROTTED TO FIRST WITHOUT TURNING FOR THE DUGOUT AFTER THAT.
April 27th, 20099:10 pm
Whoever the hell got picked off of first base should be b!tch-slapped. If it was Infante, my apologies to Escobar.
I like Chip Carey and think he’s a decent announcer, but he forcing himself to be down the middle as his technique, which is silly. We know Chip, you’re not a Braves “homer”. No need to rub it in our faces.
Moylan should be spanked with a belt and sat in the corner for walking the pitcher. That might be the difference right there! WOW
April 27th, 20099:11 pm
vabravesfan & Ugaman, good point about Schafer batting in front of the pitcher. While I do think he has made adjustments like Chipper and others have said, I have to agree that batting in front of the pitcher certainly has influenced his OBP.
Frank from KS
Ahhh….how bout some rememberance of the 80’s, eh?
This team looks a lot like the Braves teams of the 80’s…except for the decent starting pitching staff.
Every put rally caps on and be positive on the blog for 2 more innings…maybe it will help us win!!! Let’s try!!!!!
Mark in PA
April 27th, 20099:12 pm
How can the bullpen “do it”- they never get to swing the bat!
Flirtin' With Disaster
Bobby ball at it’s finest!
In the sixth, Infante leads off with a hit. No one out, down a run. KJ, who is hitting ZERO lately comes up. You’re home, down a run. Use your struggling hitter to bunt him to second and put the tying run in scoring position? Nahhhhh let him swing away and hit into a DP!
That’s Bobby! Playing for six runs instead of trying to tie the game and change the complexion.
N8, it was Esco. Really good job by both Molina and Pujols on that though. But, Esco was a little too far off, but that happens sometimes. Can’t completely blame Yunel on that.
April 27th, 20099:13 pm
Hawks leading 44- 25 with 2:56 left in the 2nd qtr
April 27th, 20099:14 pm
Man I hate it when the blog eats posts!
April 27th, 20099:15 pm
Well Schafer gets to leadoff next inning. Lets see what he does. Lets go Soriano, hold them where they are.
This kid must be another N.D. Braves fan. hee hee
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Fire Chip Caray
April 27th, 20099:16 pm
I truly think Chip Caray is worse than the popularly internet-criticized baseball announcers like Joe Buck and Joe Morgan.
Bases loaded for Ryan Howard…lol. Walk him.
If it weren’t for the Bullpen, it would be a tie game. Keep changing pitchers until it’s out of reach.
Soriano is looking sharp!
April 27th, 20099:17 pm
Now all of you impatient ones can watch Schafer lead off-at least for this inning.
Gonzo and Soranio will have great years…Contract years for both
April 27th, 20099:18 pm
After braves lose are we going to have a blog out?
Tonight’s game is yet another perfect example of why pitchers should thow strikes. Hitters are going to get their hits…balls find holes, etc. Three different guys walked tonight…all three scored against us. Lesson? Make them earn it! All that said, I am STILL more upset with the lack of offense…giving up 3 runs over 8 (maybe 9) innings is something I’ll take EVERY day.
nats got out of the jam still tied
April 27th, 20099:20 pm
omar…..he can bunt!
This would be a great time for Norty to bust that slump..
oh god greg norton up…i might rather have Kelly its close though
April 27th, 20099:21 pm
Infante is leading off tomorrow after his performance tonight. Bank on it!
Carroll is really quiet tonight
Of course, Lew, if he gets on, they’ll be insufferable- and now he’s done it.
“See? See? We told you so!” X 1e7
April 27th, 20099:22 pm
Norton? WTF IS BOBBY THINKING?
Nice AB by Naughton
Good at bat Norton!
Very nice at bat Norton…come on clutch Yunel!
April 27th, 20099:23 pm
Let’s go Yunel, DP BABY.
One out. Escobar up. You know what that means…..
INNING-ENDING DOUBLE PLAY
First pitch, you’ve got to be F’ING KIDDING ME YUNEL WTF;KHDLKDA;KDA;KLDD
Wow, how many pitches did Escobar see? ONE?!! Sheesh
Nope, just another first-pitch out.
Wow just got done walking a guy and you first pitch swing pop up.
good ab norton…we have 3 arms up in the bullpen by the way…lets go chip…braves love them 2 out rbis
ok Chipper. You’re the one we want up. Let’s do it!
April 27th, 20099:24 pm
Good eye Greg Norton!
2 games in a row now that Escoba was not thinking. Yesterday he tried but out @ 2nd, today he is out at 1st. BC or 1st base coach need to remind him that Chipper is behind him. It is more important for Escoba to be “On BASE” for him to hit !!!
Yep, Yunel popping up a pitch right down the middle. I’m putting that one on TP. Lets go Chip
You all do realize that pitch was basically right down the middle, right?
Why is someone not running for Norton?
Bobby told Esco to get a fly out and he did…good job.
April 27th, 20099:25 pm
Ya know Norton was definately NOT double pitts to chesty during that at bat.
You have to imagine they are going to pitch around Chipper here
Chipper’s gonna walk and red hot Casey is going to come up. I’ll take it…
Chip’s not going to get anything to hit!
One way to blow it in April: Walk the flipping pitcher on 4 straight in the 7th and then give up a run on a dinker single when he’s moved over on a chopper. Thanks Peter Moylan. Because you walked the pitcher and gave up that run, Francouer’s sac fly in the bottom half of the inning makes it 3-2 instead of 2-2.
Cmon, Chipper, my fantasy team needs RBI’s.
Well at least Escobar didn’t ground into a double play on that first pitch.
They Will Pitch Around Chipper…You don’t let the #1 player Beat you. The want to pitch to Kotchman…
Kotchman Come On!!!
ok, kotchy, you’re the man
April 27th, 20099:26 pm
Casey has a chance to be the hero of the night.
Bases loaded walk anyone?
Wow, Stephen, get your own name fool!
I like our chances.
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