2:10 pm April 28, 2009, by David O'Brien
April 28th, 20098:38 pm
Why does Cox hate the stolen base so much? It was a main part of our attack in 1991-93 when we had Otis Nixon & Deion Sanders at the top of our order. That was some fun baseball. Not boring like waiting for a three run homer that never comes.
They are giving Chipper zero to hit.
FUTURE BRAVES OWNER
Kotchman is batting fourth, clean-up. Right now he’s one of the few in this lineup that has a clue at the plate.
some free agent hitters next yr. jason bay and matt holliday doubt braves have enough money for them plus doubt they would want to come here to atlanta. we are screwed.
The way they are pitching Chipper…you’d think he was Albert Pujols!!!!
David Athens, Al
great pitching … i hope is not going to waste
April 28th, 20098:39 pm
My advice to Kotchman here, try to draw a walk. In fact let’s try that till we get to Ross. When we do walk we actually do pretty good.
If we start scoring runs consistintly we will be dangerous.
Fun thought. Jojo had 48 pitches in 2 innings and has just finished the sixth with 83. thats 35 pitches in 4 innings. about 9 pitches an inning after the second.
The offense is starting to piss me off…..Jo-jo’s best game of his life and he is gonna lose it, unbelievable.
Have to give LaRussa credit…as a team the Cards have been pretty clear in these two games that someone other than Chipper has to provide the offense. He knows what we know apparently.
Yea…I love Hanson, but there’s no reason to call him up yet.
Well, maybe a couple reasons, but it makes more sense not to call him up.
April 28th, 20098:40 pm
At least he didn’t hit into a double play..
While he may be close to his career OPS batting 1st, I’d rather have the guy with the .819+ OPS in my lineup than the one with the .794 OPS. (TED)
it’s all about sample size Ted. If one gonna throw stats around it helps to realize their limitations.
Kotchman K. Ugh.
I told Jo-Jo he would have to be perfect..and he didnt pitch a shutout…stupid kid.
whats good is that the braves arnt that far away in divison or wild card right now. still give us a chance i hope
April 28th, 20098:41 pm
Frenchy with yet another first pitch swing..
AAHAHAHAHAHGH! This is infuriating!
Run Heap Run
I almost called that before it happened but I didn’t want to be negative.
This offense sucks. Pathetic.
DP Frenchy…Thataboy. This offense is bad. We’d be better off bringing up all of AAA.
“If we start scoring runs consistintly we will be dangerous.”
In other news, you can’t swim in a frozen lake because the water’s too hard.
Braves suck i mean that offense is horrendus gosh this is utterly ridiculous.
Steve from OH
nolie, haven’t you heard? Sample size is an opinion, not a fact…
April 28th, 20098:42 pm
Our best play!
We’re just sitting here torturing ourselves.
Another first pitch DP by Frenchy. I feel like I’m in a 2008 time warp.
has anyone been to amsterdam
Look at it this way if we never get on base, then we can never get into a double play.
If Jo Jo would just hold the cards to negative runs we would be winning! What is wrong with him? Our offense can’t do everything.
why arnt the hitters patient when they have to be i hate that they swing at the first pitch to help opposing pitchers once we get people on base
I was a teenage Francophile
Frenchy is now batting below .270
How low can he go?
Frenchy has regressed tonight! Jo-Jo is probably depressed and going to give up a lot of runs like he did in his last start when he got no run support. EXACT SAME THING happened last time and he gave up a lot of runs. I think they just give up pitching well.
It doesn’t matter that we’re CLOSE in the standings. What matters is that from the looks of it, we’re nowhere NEAR ready to compete with some of the best teams in the league.
…some of the average teams in the league.
…slow pitch softball.
April 28th, 20098:43 pm
Seriously Chipper, whoop some butt in the clubhouse, would ya?
this team is horrundes i mean it is utterly ridiculous where is the offense GARBAGEEEEEEEE
JoJo will hit the wall this inning. Then we’re done. Good night.
Lead off hit…Jo-Jo has given up…I called it. Here comes a big inning.
i know zmerk13,
Jojo just hasnt given up enough anti-homeruns.
better get the bp ready stat
*gets a Goody’s powder*
April 28th, 20098:44 pm
At least we’ve gotten a runner past 3rd tonight. Remember Escobar?
RIDICULOUS UTTERLY RIDICULOUS
It’s obvious. Everyone on this team needs to learn how to bunt. Looks like with runners on we can never hit the ball out of the infield.
Corky – Frenchy hits baseballs all the way to Amsterdam.
Cardinals strategy: Walk Hoss, let Kotch or Jeff hit into a double play. It seems to be effective.
Better get the bullpen ready. If he loses it, he usually loses it fast.
April 28th, 20098:45 pm
Mixxo – soon you’ll learn to start taking Goody’s (or Pepto) with your dinner. It’ll get you ready by 7:10.
Someone wake up Cox, he is sleeping again
people need to start being traded or sent down seriously!!
wow this team cant hit worth a lick and escobar for the 2nd day in a row makes a boneheaded and awful mistake.. but again no patience whatsoever for the braves.. and its so easy to walk chipper then get everyone else. great offense frank wren and bobby cox.. kyle lohse is not a great pitcher and we cant score a run against this guy..
Another one. Wren all the pitching you got is great, but for god sake another bat is urgent. Our cleanup hitter has 0 homers, and Chipper doesn’t have an official at bat tonight.
It’s sad when they walk to get to your cleanup hitter every inning. Gives a new meaning to Clean Up Hitter.
“Cardinals strategy: Walk Hoss, let Kotch or Jeff hit into a double play. It seems to be effective.”
Rats! They’ve found our Achille’s Heal!
Do the Gwinnett Braves have all you can eat and drink seats?
April 28th, 20098:46 pm
Francoeur’s 4th GIDP of the year. He now leads the team, he’s got 1 on Escobar.
If Chipper realizes has to keep playing with these scrubs, he might wave his no trade clause and jump to the American League to DH.
Chipper is going to have to start swinging at everything. I am not a stats geek but Chipper is on his way to being involved in more double plays in a loong time.
Greg Norton's mission statement
When the moment is reight, I want to be ready!
Frenchy back to his old ways, release glavine
, omar in left, prado at second
April 28th, 20098:47 pm
Can KJ make that play? Ha!
Omar….doesn’t play more because……………….
JoJo the man!
HOLY CRAP WE DID SOMETHING RIGHT!!!!!!
Have fun during twilight?… I had to call it an early night after getting seriously ill (from alcohol, cigars, and various other smokes) around 8ish.
Wow! That DP was DP to C! That’ll fire the boys up!
No steals, hit and runs, why watch baseball
What a turn. Omar!!!
We have a second baseman. Of course he will be riding the pine tomorrow.
jair wants to be traded....now jo jo too
this is pathetic. i feel so bad for the kid jo jo tonight.
Where is Derek from Marietta when we need him!
April 28th, 20098:48 pm
I’m sorry but I don’t see Kelly making that play. Omar won’t start but I’m just speaking the truth.
I am FED UP with Amstel light and its one frickin’ commercial with the annoying noises. Make it end.
DIAZ=NO DEFENSE MINIMAL OFFENSE, Francouer=very strong arm good defense, offense refuse to discuss this, Kelly= very poor defense, very streaky hitter more cold streaks than hot, Kotchman very solid Defense average hitter with no power and slower than BMAC enough said.
HaHa there he is!
Is Casey Kotchman the reincarnation of Sid Bream? You know it is said that Pythagora believed in reincarnation.
Casey: career BA .271 OPS .752
Sid: career BA .264 OPS .755
im very suprised how jo-jo did today. but we will take his effort in a loss by one run. sorry jo-jo
FUTURE BRAVES OWNER
o my bad guys but i think we can all agree kelly would be better suited back in left
April 28th, 20098:49 pm
Another inning for Jojo???…..
We should try Prado, Infante, Ross and Schafer higher up in the order.
Okay let’s see if we can do a little opposing manager strategizing–The Braves clean up hitter is Casey Kotchman, whose career high of HR’s is 17. Behind him is Jeff Francoeur, who, aside from his homer a few days ago, hasn’t even so much as hit a ball into the gap in 2 weeks; he has officially become a hit the ball where it is thrown guy. His newfound affinity for opposite field singles is all well and good but his power is gone. The game plan against the Braves is excrutiatingly simple: walk Chipper. Take your chances with the 4, 5, 6 guys. Too damn easy.
I hate to say it, but I think I preferred the free swinging Jeff. And I miss McCann BIG TIME.
kelly would be better off traded for a bat!!!!
April 28th, 20098:50 pm
After the first inning…who would have thought that Reyes would have gone 7 innings tonight? And only 92 pitches? Very nice rebound JoJo. The problem is that the little punk living next door to me scores more than the Braves…go figure.
What a game for ho-ho!
If I can quote Chip Caray, “First pitch swinging for Diaz.”
I hope B Jones gets the start in tomorrow…
Another one pitch at bat. Imagine that!!!
Jo-Jo is done for the night…nothing more he can do. No reason to leave him in.
April 28th, 20098:51 pm
chicks dig low scores
diaz, kelly johnson, and moylan need to be gone by end of the day
Jon..we had a blast…..Steeplechase was going on as well in rome..I am glad stuck around in athens…
Ok for tomorrow let’s try
Bobby would have the perfect excuse as we can’t do any worse than what we’ve done lately.
STEAL A BASE! PLEASE!
It is safe to say with the combined errors/missplays by Anderson/Diaz that Kelly could have provided the same if not better or worse. But we all would be complain’ if he looked like D. Murphy looks out in LF for the Mets. Although he’s played it before, you never know what it would do to him.
Ha! here we go again! Run, Jordan, Run!
Nice single, Shafer. Now we can watch Bobby not send you yet again.
Nice hit, Jordan!!!
Is that Ted Kacynzki pitching for the Cards?
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