2:10 pm April 28, 2009, by David O'Brien
April 28th, 20099:42 pm
What an ending!! Thank God for strong starting pitching which kept us in this game. Diaz’s single would mean nothing without Jo-Jo’s dominant performance.
Congratulations to Jo-Jo, superb performance!
April 28th, 20099:43 pm
I am beginning to get real excited about this pitching staff. Rotation is god with depth a plenty, and the bullpen especially withe Moylan, Soriano, and Gonzo doing well, is coming around. Now if we can get Bmac back and tinker with this line up, we may be able to get this offense on a roll. The potential is there, we just havent been seeing it. Oh, and the base running blunders have got to stop.
Who scored the tying run?
Geez louise, you just made 800 posts in the last three hours, and you’re not even paying enough attention to the game to know that?!?
I think Bill Shanks doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Jurrjens is under team control for the next 5 years, and is arguably the Braves best pitcher right now. That’s not the type of player that screams “trade bait”.
I’m watching every highlight of this game I can find on SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight and MLB Network. I’d even watch Best Damn Sports Show if it even still exists.
That show is crap.
I’ll never say another ill word towards the Braves ever again. Don’t quote me on that.
I know it’s been mentioned but Gonzo’s pitching speed was amazing. I saw 95 mph up there. Great game. I’m glad I watched the runs and out on MLB netword!!
Notice how we won that game without Kelly batting leadoff?? If Kelly was in the game batting leadoff, he would have made the first out in the bottom of the 8th, Yunel would have come up with 1 out and would have tried to swing for the fences, 2 outs would have resulted, then Chipper walks, Kotchman strikes out swinging to end the inning.
So without Kelly batting leadoff is why the Braves won this game.
DOB: I thought “Flashlight” was Ohio Players, no? now i gotta go check
April 28th, 20099:44 pm
Maybe a platoon with Kelly and Infante would be needed. But Kelly against lefties, and Infante against righties.
And BIG props to Jo Jo!!!
Gonzo was 95 mph on TV AND GameDay. Last time he pitched he was 95 only on GameDay. When you have 2 separate sources on the radar you have to accept it.
And for all you negative whiners questioning the 8 hopper up the middle by Diaz well, for every one of them there is a diving catch in the gap (7th inning).
Hey Nope, dog’s been sober today…it’s me that’s partaking.
I know I’ve been kinda quiet- figured it was better then spewing and p*ssing off half the blog
April 28th, 20099:45 pm
she-ite, nevermind DOB. that’s what i get for “impulse posting”. Parliament it was. Bootsy BABY!
People ! Don’t get too HAPPY with Matt Diaz !!! He swung at BALL 4 !!!!!! He could have easily been CRUZIFIED tonight ! Wren better find him a LEFT FIELDER an or a FIRST BASEMAN !!!!!!!!!!!!
To Be Continued....
Wayne, I for one don’t think “WE” suck. I think the offense sucks. I still think the offense sucks. It was a lucky win. It was a lucky hit. Diaz butchered the AB and it turned out well. The Braves have had some bad luck but much of it (can you say the lack of fundamentals-baserunning etc?) has been self inflicted. It was time they got a break.
I haven’t bought the offense even when we score double digits because the double digit games are not representative of this team’s offense. Go back the last couple of years. Scoring big runs in a game or two is the kiss of death! They generally struggle soon after.
I don’t think the team sucks. I like our rotation and think the pen is looking much better. I repeat….. I think the offense sucks.
As silly as it may sound to hear Shanks talk about JJJ being trade bait, he might be on to something, if the Braves could get a TRUE (young) cleanup hitter type.
Two word reason: Scott Boras.
He might be a few years away from free agency, but we’ve got Hudson coming back. Hanson and Medlen on the way, and obviously will have Lowe for a few years, Vaszquez this year and next. Along with Jo-Jo, Morton and Medlen waiting in the wings.
Would I advise trading JJJ for a bat? Not me. But I don’t think it’s as ridiculous as I first thought it was. Probably not going to happen, but at this point, Frank needs to listen to ALL offers.
Eric from MO
N8 this lineup was fine when Mac was raking. They were 5-1. Then Mac went all Ray Charles on us and thats when our offense suffered. If McCann find his eyesight we will be fine offensively.
April 28th, 20099:46 pm
Infante has to play everyday somewhere.
April 28th, 20099:47 pm
“I listened to Bill Shank’s radio show and he said Jair Jurrjens is trade bait for a bat.” Rob from SC
Sometimes I think Shanks will say just about anything. He knows our prospects pretty well because he does track them pretty close (but then he always overvalues them). But that statement is just absurd, to me. You don’t trade a 23-year-old starter with a 1.72 ERA. I hope.
Shanks would probably say that Jeff Locke or Kris Medlen could step in to replace JJ. (and I like both those guys… just saying, Shanks loves him some Braves’ prospects).
jair does not want to be traded....now jo jo wants to stay too
April 28th, 20099:48 pm
wayne in utah,
how horrible would it have been if greene plays that ball like he is supposed to? jo jo would have taken a heartbreaking loss and we would have dropped another one run game….at home. we would have also lost another series at home. for the first 7 innings the braves offense was horrific. you and i and everyone on this board knows that. if you go back and look at the posts before the eighth without watching the game, then you would have assumed the braves were choking at the plate yet again…..and you would have been right. if it wasnt for three walks this would have been a horrible loss. the game was practically handed to us. but a win is a win and its a good one. but we cant count on every team we face to walk the world so we can score a run or two. the braves never come from behind anymore and why would anyone on this board believe they would have done it tonight? but we all keep watching. it finally happened so just enjoy it….
Gonzo has successfully completed the transition from Bonzo.
If Garret Anderson steals 7-bases the rest of his CAREER, I’ll be bumfuzzled and dumbfounded.
Run Heap Run
Matt won one for us the other night too, can’t remember now which game it was but his slide into 2nd to keep the inning alive ultimately won that game.
April 28th, 20099:49 pm
can imagine how heated this blog will get if our bullpen blows the lead. Stephen
I’m actually hoping that happens, I love all the angst when they lose. This one would be a hum-diinger.
To Be Continued if you think double digits are bad then you should of liked this game. It was far from it.
April 28th, 20099:50 pm
Wayne, you’re a bit fired up tonight! You’re usually more circumspect. I guess a win such as this one can do that for a fan…lol!
The tying run comment was to make a point that Infante started it all! The kid is a good…patient hitter. Needs to see more playing time!!!
April 28th, 20099:51 pm
My boy Nelson Cruz is up with the bases loaded in Texas..On mlb.tv
by the way McCann goes 0-3 with a strikeout tonight for Myrtle Beach.
Everyone is calling Diaz’s hit luck. Fine. But then remember back to Norton getting robbed. Baseball has a way of evening these things out. And we saw that tonight.
Jeez, you people are………..<>…………
“I still think the offense sucks. It was a lucky win. It was a lucky hit.” – TBC
Weren’t the Cards lucky to score in the 1st? A hbp, a walk, a single that 99 times out of 100 either Chipper keeps on the infield, or misses entirely and Escobar keeps on the infield.
I’m concerned (not panicked) about the offense too, but calling a win like this “luck” is just not fair. We outpitched ‘em, and we outhit ‘em. And they had the best offense in the NL coming into the series but have scored 4 runs in 2 games, just like us.
April 28th, 20099:52 pm
Draws a bases loaded walk…couldn’t hit that Bailey fastball, but he didn’t swing at anything that wasn’t a strike… good AB. I love mlb.tv
April 28th, 20099:53 pm
OMG!!! I think I have heard on 5 of our wins that we should of not won that game. Guess what!? That is baseball. Most wins arent pretty. Get over it!
The tying run comment was to make a point that Infante started it all! The kid is a good…patient hitter. Needs to see more playing time!!! (MFin04)
Oh, sh!t, you just had to go there, undoubtedly, the mention of .305 will be forthcoming
My favorite team is, for now, the Twins.
Wow, if any of you think this blog is negative, then you’ll be surprised when you read the St.Louis Cardinals blog. What are they, 14-7 and every post is a b*tching about something.
April 28th, 20099:54 pm
McFin04 Good Call 9:07
Steve from OH
Randall Delgado threw 4 innings tonight, with 3ER, 4H, 4BB, and 6K. My boy JJ Hoover threw the last 4 innings, giving up 1ER, 1H and striking out 7. Luis Sumoza was 2-4.
In Myrtle Beach, the Pelicans are getting hammered 8-2. Cody Johnson homer, Freddie Freeman 0-for-whatever, and Heyward not playing.
Mississippi losing 3-1, Kyle Cofield gave up 3 in 4.2 IP, walking 7(!) and K’ing 3.
In Gwinnett, Chas. A. Morton threw 5 innings, with 1ER, 5H, 2BB and 2K to show for it. Manny Acosta w/ a scoreless inning. Gregor Blanco actually had a hit tonight, raising his BA to a sizzling .200. Barton 2-3, Brooks Conrad homered, and Van Pope actually got not one but two hits. Braves up 8-1.
Did anyone notice Gonzo was pitching off the center of the rubber instead of the right edge?
Also Charlie Mortons line for Gwinett (played against Norfolk team with Matt Wieters)
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Morton 5.0 5 1 1 2 2 0 5.21
Wieters goes 1-4 with an RBI
April 28th, 20099:55 pm
Instead of saying we shouldnt of won this game because of our offense, why not praise Jo JO (everyone on here probably knows I hate him) and our bullpen. Both have rebounded nicely!
One last thing…
I’m not gonna lie, I went to a private school. I’ve been around very rich people in my time and I’ve been around people who are very far on the other end of that spectrum and both can be just as nice and decent as the other. They can also be just as unpleasant and unhappy and pathetic as well. I’m not judging.
But those rich mother(beep) behind home plate who don’t get off their lazy @$$e$ in the GD 9th inning in a game like that make me sick. Why do they even go to the game? They sit there behind home plate and act like they’re at a boat show.
I shouldn’t criticize the lack of attendance cause I don’t go to that many games myself but to go and just take up space and not show any connection or enthusiasm to what’s happening on the field.
I’ll defend Braves fans til I’m blue in the face. We care, we don’t boo after one bad play like Phillie fans and we’re always welcoming to former Braves who come back with other teams but those people behind the plate makes me sick. They should let real fans sit back there.
And Salty comes up with 2 outs and hits a bases loaded, 2 run blooper to give texas a 4-3 lead. Andruw scored on the play. Pretty cool seeing all these ex-braves on 1 team and rooting for Texas.
April 28th, 20099:56 pm
Great game tonight. Reyes was awesome, and the bottom of the eighth was excellent. Hopefully we can finally get on a little run. This team does have talent, but we havent sseen much of it since the five and one start.
April 28th, 20099:57 pm
Scoots, would you like to borrow my helmet? I’m only offering because I’ve already got dibs on Bay Area Steve’s whisky (I suppose whiskey because he won’t share his scotch)….trust me, you’ll need it before long (the helmet). I’ve already knocked a freakin’ hole in my wall…
What’s up with Heyward?
April 28th, 20099:58 pm
I listened to Bill Shank’s radio show and he said Jair Jurrjens is trade bait for a bat. I hope he is wrong (ROB)
well he’s wrong way more often than he is right, so maybe you’ll get your wish. Besides didn’t Big Dawg assure us that it was Kelly or Frenchy getting traded?
April 28th, 20099:59 pm
Honestly, I mean it does get ridiculous here sometimes with the same thing being said over and over and over but excluding that, how many of you have EVER watched a baseball game with anyone when you or the other person didn’t moan and groan about bad plays, bad pitching, tough breaks and untimely outs? That’s just baseball. It doesn’t make a person less of a fan to comment on stuff like that.
Milwood just gave up a jack.
Yeah…McCann’s not playing anymore…
I’m sure it was Lynchburg’s ace that McCann faced tonight.
LA Lady … I was away for 3 days fishing in Lake Champlain. The weather was unseasonably hot. Thanks to the cold water in the big lake, under 40 degrees, it was like an air conditioner with the constant gentle breeze. I got home between 5 & 6 and it was 91 degrees. Now it’s 54. The temperature dropped almost 40 degrees in the last 4 hours!
Hey for all you “what’s he up to now”, Michael Vick fans; The Albany Firebirds of arenafootball2 said today they have offered a contract to imprisoned former NFL quarterback Michael Vick for the remainder of the 2009 season.
Eric from MO
“Then Mac went all Ray Charles on us….”
Not calling you out, really I’m not. I just wonder why you weren’t worried about our offense over the winter? This offense has struggled since the Baby Braves came on the scene. What I mean by struggling is not producing big hits, scoring meaningless runs and going into frequent funks where no one gets a big hit.
The year Frenchy was leading the world in 2 out RBI, the Braves PR people and announcers milked it for all it was worth. Two out RBI mean nothing if those two out RBI are not contributing to winning games.
I like the stat DOB mentioned today AND that is being used more and more.
LATE AND CLOSE! Take two guys, one has 100 RBI and the other has 80. The guy with 100 has 8 rbi in late and close where the guy with 80 rbi has 23 late and close. Is it just me or is the guy with 80 RBI the guy I want on my team? Braves have not excelled in that department over the last few years.
You can have .300 hitters from top to bottom and if you don’t average 4 runs a game you’re going to lose more than you win. Take Kotchman. The guy is hitting .300. He’s not going to be a big RBI guy and he’s hitting fourth. I don’t blame him for that. He just is what he is.
Any team that has Kotchman hitting cleanup is a team with offensive problems.
Latenight Bailbond Guy
April 28th, 200910:00 pm
That was a great game from the old school “good pitching wins ball games”. Braves walked one batter. Cards seven, two of which crossed the plate. Props to Jo-Jo, Peter and the “Cobra” Gonzalez.
Why would Jair be trade bait for a bat? They are building the team around him and Hanson in the future. That is ridiculous. I have never listened to his show. Does he have no clue about what he is talking about or did he just have one dumb moment?
April 28th, 200910:02 pm
Andruw’s playing 1B for the Rangers again.
April 28th, 200910:03 pm
To be Continued the problem with that stat is that those 100 rbi’s may be the reason some games are not close.
April 28th, 200910:04 pm
Isn’t this the way it’s supposed to be? We got some solid starters in the off season and, be still my heart, get a solid perforamnce from Jo Jo then bring in some very, very good relievers to make it a six, seven or eight inning game. Very similiar to the Red’s nasty boys or the Lumber Company’s trio of Romo, Grant Jackson and Tekulve in the ’70’s.
Just need to get Mac and GA back on track moving Kotchman back where he belongs – in the 6 or 7 spot.
April 28th, 200910:05 pm
I have always watched the Cardinals and the only players I know are Pujols, Molina and Aikeel. (Spellng?) LaRusso does not play around. He will trade your a$$ if you do not perform, but he WILL warn you first.
Cox just stays patient and let the games get away. I love Bobby Cox like McFann loves McCann. Young ladies in my dept love him. You have to wonder if their superior intelligence clouds their taste in men.
Now, Bobby is Bobby but why would young intelligent women 28-34 love him? Me, I personally loved Andruw and Glavine. Although time has passed I can’t find anything with these new Braves. I guess Infante is the only really handsome man to look at during a game.
I could never last on that Cards blog… can’t put my thoughts into 1 sentence like they do.
April 28th, 200910:06 pm
I did notice that about Gonzo…it’s about time- his control seemed so much better and it leaves him in a (slightly) better fielding position as an added benefit
Sounds like fun The temp did that here last week- Monday and Tuesday it was 96 and on Wednesday it was 63…go figure
Steve-OH, not me, good buddy. I was checking email after the game, and just glanced in. I know better…hope springs eternal. I wouldn’t waste good liquor on this bunch, were I you. You need a fast, cheap drunk to hang with this crew and not have your brain turn to mush.
April 28th, 200910:07 pm
April 28th, 200910:08 pm
Yeah Eric but if the 100 RBI guy has 8 of them in Late and Close situations, that says a lot about who is going to be around to pick you up (or not pick you up) when the game is on the line when it’s late and/or close.
It goes back to the DOB discussion earlier today on the blog.
I’m a believer in clutch performers vs. guys who aren’t clutch. Some here think there is no such thing as clutch players. I disagree.
Fine, I’ll keep the helmet. It probably looks better on me, anyway
April 28th, 200910:10 pm
Didnt know Andruw could play first.
April 28th, 200910:11 pm
Willy Wally (12:52 pm): ” ‘And all I meant was that it had occurred to me a few days ago that Cox and Chipper may have worked out a good cop, bad cop routine. I didn’t think it was worth posting at the time.’ (RANDOM)
“Oh, yeah, sure. Just like it occurred to me that Cox, Lowe, Vazquez, and Escobar worked out his temper tantrum beforehand to get Volzquez rattled with a smaller strike zone, to rally the troops, to take Vazquez off the hook from putting a baserunner on in a close game, and to ensure retaliation the next day with the ace on the mound against a lesser pitcher.
“If one uses that tortured logic, as you labeled it over the weekend, one can make believe it was all well-choreographed and executed. The reality is Escobar is undisciplined in controlling his temper and fortunately things just worked themselves out in the Braves favor.
“The same is true here with your tortured logic that Cox and Chipper have worked out some good cop, bad cop routine where Chipper gets to say anything about anyone at anytime. It’s a bunch of bull. Chipper is AND has always been just as undisciplined in popping off in the press as Escobar is popping off on the field.
“That’s all it is. Nothing more, nothing less. Chipper’s just running his mouth. It’s more of a good cop, rogue cop routine than a good cop, bad cop routine.”
Yes. Sure. I never seriously suggested than Chipper and Cox had collaborated on that routine — only that it was as if they had.
If you recall, ncscoots first broached it at 6:31 am: “Braveheart, maybe Chipper thinks he has to play bad cop to Bobby’s good cop, or something.”
Maybe he was serious — I didn’t take it as such. That’s why my off-hand reply began “Funny”: “Funny — I had that very same thought after Chipper’s “controversial” remarks regarding Escobar’s overreaction to being HBP.”
And as you quoted me above — I did not consider it worth posting. How come? ‘Cause it was not really that funny at the time, and otherwise it was a ludicrous conspiracy theory — I did not realize I would have to spell that out.
As I said in the part you didn’t quote, Chipper can speak for himself.
April 28th, 200910:12 pm
There is no such thing as clutch
April 28th, 200910:13 pm
Yeah but To how do you get blowouts and easy wins. By having big 100 rbis guys. This could go on all night. Might as well just agree to disagree. Just wanted you to hear my take on it.
A lot of people here are sick, sick, sick. It’s not a glass-half-full question. It’s if it is half-full, it’s EMPTY.
Dam fools. Some idiot was saying to put Kotchman at third. I guess anyone with a keyboard can chime in, but that was about as stupid a comment as can be made. The last lefty 3B must have been about 1870. If then.
Our offense needs some help, but I am not sure where this improvement will come from or what position he will play. I’d love to get Carlos Lee, but the Astros won’t trade him and we can’t afford his salary. At the trade deadline, we have a surplus of starting pitchers and might get a good RH bat. Until then, we have to use what we have. And blaming G. Anderson is bush league. He’s not healthy and his few terrible innings are atypical.
April 28th, 200910:14 pm
All it takes for the Braves to win is 3 walks and a seeing-eye single by Diaz on ball 4. Tonight’s victory was no thanks to Chance the Manager.
Is there any other manager anywhere who would bat Kotchman cleanup behind Chipper? The fact that our future Hall of Fame manager would bat him in that spot is a demonstration of the fact that a higher than room temperature IQ is not required to be one of the winningest managers in history.
Cox invited LaRussa to pitch around Chipper all night (especially with his brilliant bunt stretgy in the 8th), and LaRussa took him up on it. The Braves won, so all is wonderful on the blog. But the fact remains that the decider in the dugout has no clue how to piece together the most effective lineup possible, granted that he doesn’t have a lot to work with.
Until BMc gets back, Cox has to put someone who can actually hit the ball behind Chipper. Could by Yunel. Could be Francouer. Could even be Johnson, even with his recent slump.
If it’s Kotchman again tomorrow night, we will all know that Chance the Manager has crossed over into the Land of Oz and is waiting for Scotty to beam him up.
A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but what happens when there’s nothing there to waste? You pencil in Kotchman in the 4 hole.
April 28th, 200910:15 pm
Nice win tonight. A loss tomorrow washes all of that away.
Gotta love baseball.
April 28th, 200910:16 pm
The baseball tonight crew are not giving JoJo any credit !! The man allowed 1 run on 3 hits !! But I understand ! They think the Braves are a bad team because of the hitters or lack of, we have !!
April 28th, 200910:18 pm
There not giving him credit because he didnt get the win, common Baseball tonight CRAP… they talk about the Cardinals starter though, WTF
To be Continued the problem with that stat is that those 100 rbi’s may be the reason some games are not close
yeah there’s a lot wrong with his idea. Like anything else it needs to be looked at deeper and certainly shouldn’t be taken as a real big deal. Whole lotta games are won in the earlier innings. Late and close could be padding a lead as easily as winning a game. Not saying I don’t want somebody with good stats there, but like most all clutch stats, can it be repeated over and over? Usually not.
Wow, things just keep getting worse and worse for Cole Hamels…he rolled an ankle tonight and came out after 4 1/3 of really good pitching…
April 28th, 200910:20 pm
Mr Baseball what hitter looks like a cleanup hitter to you? We dont have one. You may prefer another player but he is not a cleanup hitter either.
As for the Chipper thing yeah Im with you but hey it did get the winning run on base and it payed off. You cant blame Cox when it worked.
Diaz on MLB Network telling the world Cox is better than sliced bread.
April 28th, 200910:21 pm
Well, Bobby was the key to victory tonight. Never forget that.
I was just listening to Diaz as well. Good interview.
Really? He got nailed by a line drive, off Prince Fielder’s bat, in the 4th inning of his last game. They took him right out. He was pitching well in that one, also.
April 28th, 200910:22 pm
Hamels’s arm seems to be alright. As long as that elbow is okay (and he stops walking under ladders, breaking mirrors, stepping on cracks, and letting black cats cross his path), he’ll be okay.
Frank from KS
Have any of ya seen the two Baseball Tonight commercials with Buster Olney and Peter Gammons with the bird?
Mr Baseball you want someone who can hit behind Chipper, did you miss Kotchman 3 hit performance yesterday when no one else was hitting? Also he is batting close to .300 and is batting about the same as Francouer and Escobar. Also has a higher OBP than those two. So you cant really get mad at Bobby for that. We just dont have a cleanup hitter.
April 28th, 200910:28 pm
It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone
April 28th, 200910:29 pm
Cardinals defense has been the best I’ve seen in the last 2 years.
April 28th, 200910:30 pm
Yes- apparently Hamels rolled the ankle fielding a bunt attempt…4 hits, 4 Ks in 4 1/3 and a 5-0 lead…tough breaks for the kid
That was Reyes’s 2nd best game in his career. The one better? He tossed 7 innings of 2-hit 1-run ball with 3 walks and 9 K’s.
1. The last player this team will trade is JJJ……..they would even trade Mc before JJJ.
2. Superb pitching by JoJo the best I have seen from him or any baby brave pitcher last 10 years.
3. Gonzo is starting to look locked, same as soriano and moylan.
4. This pitching is making the lineup looking even weaker. Its reminds me of the times when the dolphins had such a good offense but no defense to back them up…….only the other way around.
5. KJs job would be in jeopardy under any other manager but cox……….Infante is clearly better than him, at the plate and it would even be absurd to compare their gloves.
6. If JoJo keeps this up, when will this team if they score 4 runs per game???………….problem is………they are far from doing so.
7. Kudos to the braves pitching for shutting down Pujols……….they have made it look like if he was on the DL.
8. Schafer is not trying to get on base……….he is trying to hit extrabases………I wonder…….does this has anything to do with him not hitting leadoff? Does this has has anything to do with what he hears other players talk ……….. hit for the fence kid, thats what will earn you money money in the majors and thats what our manager likes.
9. Chipper and Cox HAVE to kick yunel axx…….but hard……….he is losing it………
10. Whats the use of having Schafer if we are not trying to stole a base? 3 stolen bases in april?????? One thing is liking the long ball more than the running game, but lets be honest……..this is a very young team……… Schafer, JF, KJ, Yunel, Matt…………more than half our position players are young and not limping, so …………why arent they running??? Which of those guys cant steal a base? Chipper, MC (no offense mcfann), kotchman I understand, but the rest??? And more so if we dont have any HR treats.
Tomas the Cards have over 20 errors already. Have you been watching more than the last two games? Geeze, I swear, you are dumb.
April 28th, 200910:31 pm
Our pitching was great tonight, especially Jojo. He controlled the game and didn’t seem intimidated. Hopefully he’s turned a corner. Great save by Gonzo. Peter Moylan had a good inning in a back to back. Never thought I would see a series like this out of Pujols so definately must tip my hat to this pitching. Here’s praying we can keep it up tomorrow. Let him get hot again in the next series. Braves comeback and a Mets collapse by the bullpen. Good night.
treats = threats
April 28th, 200910:32 pm
Doc Holiday…schafer is getting on base. he has been walking a bunch
April 28th, 200910:35 pm
Brett is right, Schafer OBP is just under .400. Besides many predicted Schafer would bat around .280 and .277 is about as around .280 as it gets.
April 28th, 200910:36 pm
“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.”
Now there’s an ignorant comment.
Eric from MO
April 28th, 2009
The last 2 games are all most braves fans have watched the cards play,so why would you say something like you are dumb….
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