2:10 pm April 28, 2009, by David O'Brien
April 28th, 20099:28 pm
Gonzo K! Let’s get double pits to chesty boys!
Gonzo should just roll the ball to the plate 4 times to annoy LaRussa. That way it won’t be an “intentional” walk.
1 big out…2 more to go
Pujols is due up, time to squeeze you’re butt like never before.
Radio just said that gonzo was slow on the gun in Cinci because of the gun. Throwing mid 90s now. Good sign
April 28th, 20099:29 pm
Whoops, I didn’t know a lefty was up in the top 9th.
Scratch the Soriano suggestion.
Good for Diaz!
Good to see no one is still claiming there’s no such thing as “clutch” hitting.
Have to pitch to him…scary as that is…
Wayne in Utah
April 28th, 2009
If we lose this…Gonzo isn’t safe in the city of Atlanta!!!!
What kind of a dumazz statement is that???
Your are right about the whiners. The blog used to be a heckuva lot more fun before the dip$hits took over.
To Be Continued....
yeah, I’ll give Matt credit for getting a lucky hit. But it doesn’t make it a good at bat considering he may not have seen a legit strike the entire at bat including the bleeder he hit.
April 28th, 20099:30 pm
The difference tonight is the braves kept getting opportunities. It helps getting guys on. Even though we hit into about 50 double plays, it helps to get guys on and to keep giving your hitters chances. Amazing things can happen when u get guys on then put the ball in play. Hopefully the team realizes this and it gets guys going again.
Mike Gonzalez looking good so far…hit 96 on the gun
Eric from MO
SAT HIM DOWN!
April 28th, 20099:31 pm
Nice pitch by Gonzo!
PUJOLS! K LOOKING! DP TO C!
One more Gonzo!!!! One more!!!! Someone explain the….getting behind 3-0 so strike a guy out!?
I was wanting Gonzo to walk Pujols.
Wow.. Gonzo’s looking sick.
TWO BIG Ks!
Schafer looks like James and the Giant Peach………..
Is Jurrjens wearing mascara?
That’s how you handle a team’s best hitter!
Gonzo is looking absolutely filthy!!!
April 28th, 20099:32 pm
Schafer looks like Eminem
Run Heap Run
He is the man in the closer spot.
That was strike 3 by the way.
Baseball is obviously not fair…JoJo deserves a W tonight.
That was as dominating as it gets
Can anyone describe that pitch? (The last one to Pujols) I’m not looking the game, I’m on the PC.
We needed that.
We have our closer folks!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Way to strike out the side!
Ahhh, we had them all the way!… right, Wayne?
Is there a harder thing in baseball than striking out Albert Pujols after getting to a 3-0 count?
Gonzo…That is what a closer looks like
April 28th, 20099:33 pm
This win feels real good!
BALLGAME! Way to get double pits to chesty boys! This team has life!
Whew. Good thing we didn’t trade for Ludwick. He strikes out to end games.
WOW BRAVES WIN BRAVES WIN!!!!!!
Okay, I paused my TV so I that would explain why I would tell him to bunt about three minutes after the fact.
We have ourselves a closer!
I’m not second guessing the fact that somehow we got a lead. But, how come it takes a total implosion by opposing pitching for us to put runs on the board?
YES! A come from behind 1 hit WIN!
Now that Gonzo
What happened to Gonzo making it interesting? What also happened to morons like Mfin and others saying get rid of Moylan.
The Best I’ve seen Gonzo since he’s been in ATL.
April 28th, 20099:34 pm
Gonzo looked darn good…WOW!!!!
Luis G it was a back door slider that Pujols didnt even question he knew it was strike 3.
Also the second slider to Ludwick was absolutely disgusting.
I believe the Real Gonzo has arrived.
“Is there a harder thing in baseball than striking out Albert Pujols after getting to a 3-0 count?” RC
Yes. Getting Francoeur to walk, after getting to the same count.
Stuck out their best hitters 1,2,3! Haven’t felt so little anxiety in the 9th since Smoltzie was closing.. That was beautiful.
Latenight Bailbond Guy
The Cobra ROCKs!!!
Way to go Mike.
is it just me or has gonzo been looking like a real closer lately?
Weren’t we all terrified of handing the ball to the bullpen a week or so ago? Great work tonight from all the pitchers.
Eric get your facts straight…I’m a Moylan lover…I was the one preaching for him to close
I meant 1 run win…I’m obviously delirious here.
April 28th, 20099:35 pm
So Gonzo strikes out the side! He’s looking like a CLOSER now.
To bad “HoHo” didn’t get the win, so he could stop that losing streak.
Great finish. We have the staff to get it down, it seems, though a bit of more clutch hitting would go a long way toward a more enjoyable season.
Good night true fans!
Woo woo I knew it was coming! Nice job Jo-Jo, Chipper, Diaz, Schafer, and Moylan/Gonzo!!
April 28th, 20099:36 pm
I gotta say, that performance by Reyes added to the late comeback and Gonzo’s energy in the 9th is the kind of thing that could spark a run for this team. Here’s hoping they can ride this wave for a while.
jair does not want to be traded....now jo jo wants to stay too
if you dont love gonzo then something is wrong with you my friend. you could make the argument that he just struck out the best 2 3 4 combo in the game right now….
wow. great game and way to step it up mattie. dont know how in the hell that ball made it through but it did and now we can go for the series win tomorrow. back at .500! lets build off of this win and never see sub .500 baseball for the rest of the season. lets do it bravos!
The K pitch to Pujols was a really nasty-big breaking-slider dropped right down the middle. Pujols just dropped his head and walked off.
At last this team has a quality closer. The bulpen actually pretty good since Boyer left.
I am very confused. First, I thought Norton was tops, a player that we HAD to sign last fall. Besides, he was an excellent PH last year.
Second, you guys told me JoJo Reyes SUCKED. Now, you are saying he pitched a good game??
Dang it I am confused… (WAYNE)
It’s strictly a moment to moment thing Wayne. Don’t even try to apply logic.
The pitching was great by the Braves tonight. Reyes earned a chance to stay up longer, while Moylan and Gonzo has put a lot of faith back into the bullpen.
Who scored the tying run?
I’m not a big fan of Jo-Jo, but that was a hell of a well pitched ballgame. Gonzo is the man…I love the back end of this bullpen!
JO JO has matured alot….he should now be 2-0 …..
April 28th, 20099:37 pm
Marlins just tied the Mets.
never thought i would say this, but go mets..just for tonight.
MFin: Infante scored the tying run.
One last comment: You folks whining for the past 2 hours, go back and look at how utterly stupid you look now.
From WE SUCK to GREAT WIN in one inning.
Gonzo velocity today has been the highest I’ve seen since TJ surgery, 95mph.
April 28th, 20099:38 pm
Hey folks, we won. Was KJ in the lineup? cough
Steve from OH
I hope that the guys have some nice things to say about Reyes tonight, because he was flat-out outstanding.
Bulls vs. Celtics tied at 91 with 49 secs left. Not as exciting as Gonzo closing out the ninth and striking out Pujols but it’s great stuff.
Maybe this outing is exactly what JoJo needs to become more consistent. Believe it or not he pitches really well every once in a while.. But it seems his twin brother YoYo shows up more often than not.
Rob from SC
April 28th, 20099:39 pm
we need to play Omar Infante Tomorrow
The Moylan/Soriano/Gonzo combo is formidable. Our starting pitching has been fantastic (sans Kawakami) If ONLY we had a bopper in our line up. Adam Dunn would have been just fine.
Infante needs to stay in there, Bobby. His defense and his On base % is too good to ignore. Kelly can languish in AAA for all I care. Even when he hits .290 his defense scares the hell out of you.
IP H R ER BB K HR
J. Reyes 7.0 3 1 1 1 7 0
Wow…that was a great win! We just watched those last two Cardinal ABs again…that was beautiful.
And no loss for Ho-Ho!
Marlins winning 7-4, 3run shot by Cantu.
Gonzo, I want your babies! I mean, I want to have your babies!
Okay, that’s weird. I’m a dude.
Gonzo’ll strike out the side whether that blind as a bat umpire likes it or not.
Cardinals can suck it. Pujols can’t hit our guys, he better watch out.
Unreal. JoJo can pitch. He’ll get his wins as soon as he starts getting some runs. He’s got what it takes.
That was both one of the most pathetic and most exciting games all at the same time wrapped up in a bow.
We gotta and can win tomorrow. We can do better than this. I mean, we won. I’m not complaining all of a sudden. Just be smart and get some freakin’ runs and the wins will come.
April 28th, 20099:40 pm
Get off it Wayne. Fans b*tch & whine when their team is on the shnide. It’s what they do.
Yes Virginia, the Braves do have a hero! HIs name is Matt Diaz! Just when you expected your heart would be crushed again in another close one, Matt Diaz is able to dribble one through the infield. Never did a squibbler ever look so pretty. And Mike Gonzalez is BACK!! Rip’n and snort’n like a mad bull, looking unhitable.
I listened to Bill Shank’s radio show and he said Jair Jurrjens is trade bait for a bat. I hope he is wrong because Lowe, Jurrjens, Hanson, Reyes is a great staff.
Nice win. VERY nice outing by Jo-Jo. Nice to see the “old” Cobra starting to resurface.
But lets not let the 1-1 record in these past two games, overshadow the fact that Kyle Lohse and Joel Pineiro held us to 2 runs in 12.2 innings in these two games.
Offense needs a bunch of work. Ironicaly, the offense was the least of my worries all winter. Even with everybody bantering for a power LF bat, which I still don’t think is the issue. We need a damn leadoff hitter.
But after a rocky start, the bullpen has settled in, and other than the 23 million dollar import, the rotation is solid if not spectacular (including my whipping boy Vazquez).
But this lineup is putrid without a leadoff hitter, and without Mac.
Is this thing on? You payin attention Frank?
April 28th, 20099:41 pm
Chipper scored the winning run. Guess walking a guy 4 times can occasionally backfire.
bravesfaninok he got rocked in his first start. He should be 1-1, but as I have said earlier I have no problem with him not getting the win. He has squashed plenty of oppurtunities to get wins.
Hi, LA Woman. I see you’re around. You’ve been pretty quiet tonight. Did your dog get into your beer supply again?
April 28th, 20099:42 pm
This Bulls/Celts series has got to be one of the greatest playoff series of all time.. they’re going to their 4th OT of the series a la Bravos/Twins ‘91 Series
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