2:10 pm April 28, 2009, by David O'Brien
April 28th, 20099:08 pm
Move the damn runner
April 28th, 20099:09 pm
Hmmm…Escobar bunting…was that on his own or did Cox actually call for that? I asked in jest…
YOU HAVE GOT TO BE FREAKING KIDDING ME WITH THE BUNTING. KILL ME.
Did Bobby Cox hold a top secret bunting class?
April 28th, 20099:10 pm
I meant I’d probably choose Prado over Infante if either was to start full time. Which they aren’t this year. (BRAVOS2249)
If you are talking 2nd base, I would too. Way better ability to get on base.
Well, Infante is playing a good game. Solid defensively…leadoff hit in the 1st, walk to lead off the 8th in a close game… Real solid game by Infante.
Nice play Esco!!!!
Run Heap Run
Walking Chipper has worked out well for them so far…I predict they’ll do it again.
Don’t get why you bunt. To open up 1st for Chipper so our “slugger” Casey Kotchman can not drive him in?
Chipper has been walked 3 times tonight and we are “sacrificing” to open up 1st base when he comes up….great idea there.
Infante has played great and better be in the lineup tommorrow
“bobby cox optimistic of a rally here”
he’s the only one
Ok now take your walk Chipper and Kotchman do something with your life.
April 28th, 20099:11 pm
kotch or frenchy will end the inning doin something stupid in their at bat
about to walk chipper again why not no one can protect him
No way in heck you pitch to Chipper here. NO WAY!
Might as well just walk down to first.
Wayne in Utah
No, my friend, you are NOT a fan. You wouldn’t know a fan if he walked up and slapped you in the face.
Your just a damned crybaby.
What did our boy do in MB tonight??
I hate the policy of bunting Yunel. 99%chance you take the bat out of Chipper’s hands
Good job Yunel.
Now Chipper has to walk the walk. Omar and Yunel set the table.
Bring it Chipper. And if they walk you and Kotchman makes an out it’s still on you and your part of the line-up.
LaRussa should at least let the pitcher intentionally walk him so it doesn’t look as bad on his numbers.
April 28th, 20099:12 pm
Bobby has to play Ross in the 4 spot tomorrow….and play Infante and Prado
Kotchman will make them pay! Promise you!
Casey should try to hit a ball to left field. Pulling the ball hasn’t done him good tonight.
Pinella is a great manager.
“Some of you folks are a sad bunch of individuals. And you call yourselves fans, huh??”
Wayne … I believe there was more optimism on the flaming Hindenburg.
Kotchman, you’re my boy. Please don’t let me down.
Hey Kotchman earn you keep RIGHT HERE!
please no DP
What a shame. Hold this Cards team to one run in 8 innings and still be losing. C’mon guys. You can do it.
I like how the Braves pitch to Pujols and he’s 1 for 8 thus far and the Cards have walked Chipper like 8 times. Hey, at least we’ve got stones, right?
4 for 4 night for Chipper!
To Be Continued....
So I guess we’ll see what kind of protection Kotchman is for Chipper.
What about a double steel here? That would surprise the Cards so much it would have to work wouldn’t it?
Can you say “pitching around Chipper, cause there is no one in the line up to protect him”.
The Cards announcers are talking about how LaRussa hates…the intentional walk…they were talking about that in the first inning….lol 8 innings later…he issued 4 of them.
April 28th, 20099:13 pm
kotchman looks zoned in…wouldn’t be surprised if he went deep
If Kotchman makes an out how the h*** is that “on Chipper”? Should it have brought his sand wedge to the plate, cause that’s the only way he was hitting some of those 4 pitches.
Rob from SC
Not so much
wow Kotchman… just wow…
Blaine Boyer is redbird goo
Send in Blaine Boyer!
Why the hell is Kotchman batting cleanup? Seriously? Seriously???
Don’t worry guys, Frenchy’s coming up.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME, KOTCH?! that looked bad!
Three run shot here on first pitch
Kotchman YOU SUCK
LOL, this team is so easy to beat.
Can you tell the Cardinals’ game-plan is: walk Chipper, pitch to all the other dead weight?
Casey K…you are the anti-clutch. Atleast Frenchy has a little clutch in him.
April 28th, 20099:14 pm
francouer haha what a joke
Brilliant by Kotchman. If he makes no contact then he can ground into DP.
BLAINE BOYER WHERE ARE YOU
In fairness, Krotchy has been hot….until tonight.
Well…the entire league has the recipe for beating the Braves…just put up for fingers every time Chipper comes to bat.
What is so appetizing about that ball in the dirt. We have to offer at it more than any other team.
Jeff, send the Cardinal fans home.
hope jeff proves me wrong
Big bad swing at everything diaz on deck baby.
have we hit a home run at home this year? Sure doesn’t seem like it.
7 LOB for Kotch. LaRussa knows baseball.
Maybe we should sign Tim Allen
April 28th, 20099:15 pm
like Diaz is going to get a hit
DIAZ WHIFFS ON A PITCH 3 FEET OUTSIDE.
Good eye, Jeff!
Loaded for Diaz. What do you think is going to happen?
bases loaded walk time
good at bat but diaz cant hit so what do we do 7 walks no runs haha
Frenchy with a walk bases loaded for Diaz.
Here we go again, a walk can tie the game. Do our hitters no that?
Why wont the Cards bring in Blaine
Can we pitch hit Diaz for Prado?
“Its not easy to get 7 walks in a game and not score.”
Lets see if Diaz can NOT strike out.
I would like to think that we could put someone behind Chipper who would make the opposition pay for walking Chipper every at bat. But damned if I know who the heck in this lineup could protect a fly?
Grand slam by Diaz
First pitch swinging is coming here… lets not be patient
Frenchy was patient and got a walk. Nicely done! Here is our offense…the walk!!! Come on Matt get the walk!!!
Matt. Please. Please get a hit.
I went to the game last year when Matty got the winning hit against the Padres.
Make it happen.
April 28th, 20099:16 pm
I would’ve liked our chances better here if B Jones was in the hole instead of Matty. But maybe he’ll surprise us.
don’t swing at the first pitch please!
Matt Diaz first pitch again?
P-Town Brave (Pleading for Change)
Wow Bobby…wow…not PH for Diaz?!
Guys are we gonna blame Kelly for this one too? You know cause it was his fault our offense sucks….
(Quite frankly its time to blame TP)
Of course he did!!!!
Come on Diaz
If you’re gonna sit Kelly down because he’s in a funk, how about putting Infante or Norton at first tomorrow after Kotchman’s performance tonight? Yeah, Norton’s average stinks, but all he is doing is getting a pinch-hit appearance every other game. How bout getting him some regular at-bats so he get some swings in? He can’t do any worse than Kotchman has done tonight — 2 GIDPs, 2 Ks, 7 LOB.
Why the hell was Matt swinging first pitch?
pinch hit prado for diaz bobby!
I just don’t understand why we give up the out for Esco. Trading Esco for Kotchman is just crazy, knowing they are not going to pitch to Chipper anyway. Awful.
Nice AB by Jeff, but I can’t say I am feeling good right now.
Dear Lord…please anything but an out!
April 28th, 20099:17 pm
Take it the other way Matt!
Strike Two, HERE COMES THE WHIFF
Diaz will hit it out….
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