2:10 pm April 28, 2009, by David O'Brien
April 28th, 20098:52 pm
Reverse psychology – DONT STEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lol…..Schafer…Infante….Chipper….Ross…Prado….that should be the lineup
Have ya ever noticed they rarely say “first pitch swinging” when the guy gets on base?
Run Heap Run
Motte the hopple and the game of life…
yeah yeah yeah yeah
spotts – You’re right! Sounds like a plan.
on the farm tonight:
Charlie Morton’s having his best game to date; 5 IP, 1 ER. Gwinnett lead Norfolk 4-1. The two prospects in the lineup however are both hitting under .200 for the year; Blanco and Barton.
There’s certainly no offensive help at AAA.
Reverse Psychology – DONT STEAL!!!!!!!!!!
Can anyone give me a link to listen to the game online? Preferrably free. I live in Pensacola and I only get the games against the Marlins, Thanks.
Steve from OH
DO NOT send Schafer here, please…
Everybody clap your hands. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap.
April 28th, 20098:53 pm
Jake you read my mind! Swap out Esco and you got it!
Unfortunately you are right Ray K. In all fairness though Ross has pulled his weight as a back up catcher. We haven’t lost a lot there.
Alright we’ve got Schafer on first. Bobby – you know what to do, right?
Right! Make sure he stays there.
Hey Bobby! put me at the top of the lineup to see how i do…what can it hurt? Kelly is better down in the lineup anyways! have me get on and steal I can do it coach!
need a win to get confidence in that locker room. they have starting pitching to do some damage this year
April 28th, 20098:54 pm
yes i did this while standing on first…Pujols says hey guys!
And all you have is “sample size”. Well, great. That is also an “opinion” that sample size matters here. (TED)
no, it’s an opinion that not everything is about stats, one I agree with. BUT, when stats are being discussed it is largely about sample size as any statistician would be willing to tell you. You can throw 20 heads in a row, but as the sample size grows it gets closer and closer to 50/50.Not a perfect analogy but simple.
So I’m thinking that you don’t really understand sample size as it pertains to stats.19 games is not even a drop in the bucket of sample saixe. Chipper hit .249 one year and .364 another. Neither one was indicative of his ability even though the sample size of each was way beyond 19 games.
Ah Man, release Pendleton and Snitker. These guys have not had the benefit of good coaches ie. Francouer, K Johnson, Infante, etc.
They need to be trained and coached on the field. Whatever, that
bench or field coach name he needs to go too. In a large organization
the dept heads are responsible for performances on their staff.
If anyone in any business had a department that performed like Pendleton’s he would have been long gone. Wren, I suppose represents
what a CEO should be to a corporation. He has positioned the worst
managerial staff and allowed the worst employees to be on the team.
When Escobar ran into the out past third Bobby left the dugout. I’m sure he is saddled with no help and I would never blame him for having
April 28th, 20098:55 pm
Ross gets screwed over…BS call!!!
Greg Norton!? What? Wheres Prado? OMG
Greg Norton is a waste of space.
Chip: Here comes Greg Norton; the final hope for the Braves in the 7th.
WAY TO GO, JOJO. Man it would be de-lovely if he could stay on that level on a regular basis.
April 28th, 20098:56 pm
norton is a waste of money. 1 for 20 in pinch hits, thats a waste of 3 million if you ask me
Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage”, Alice In Chain’s “We Die Young,” Prince’s “Sign O’ The Times,” Led Zep’s “Whole Lotta Love,” the Replacements’ “Bastards of Young” and Parliament’s “Flash Light” round out my top 10.
I’d have Cash’s “Ring of Fire” on it, but it’s too common now. Heard too often.
STFU Chip Caray
i will say this we will be swept again….we cant hit jack squat… easy play for ankiel..
Why would Norton be the final hope? What if he walked?
Norton is now officially useless!
When it rains, it pours.
Awesome outing today, JoJo. Great work out there tonight.
Hey DOB can you run over and wrap Chip’s head in duct tape during the break? Thanks in advance.
The only thing that could make this game worse is seeing another JJ commercial.
April 28th, 20098:57 pm
Oh calm down Chip! Fer chrissakes.
How lucky can one team be?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a great move by Larussa bringing Ankiel in for defense… that might have won them the game.
Damnit! Robbed again.
I dont even get excited on flyballs anymore because I know they arent going out of the park…and someone will eventually catch them….this is depressing….good hit by Norton.
now the bullpen blows it wide open..
Freakin’ Cardinals, they have a catcher pitching, and a pitcher playing centerfield. And they’re winning!
Greg Norton is ready
The time was right and Greg Norton was ready!
*sobs* ….all i got right now
April 28th, 20098:58 pm
Anyone on here take Cialis? They say you need to call your doctor after…a 4 hour…you know…..That’s the last person you should calll I would think.
there goes the only chance for winning the game. 9-11 this team sucks
If we lose 1-0 that deflected ball by Chipper Jones is going to look awfully big. I don’t suppose he’d call himself out in the press, eh?
OMFG IS THIS TEAM EVER GOING TO SCORE
Unreal. Well, great stuff from JoJo. I’d welcome Glavine back, if he comes in for Kawakami…
Next inning is it of course. We don’t score there, good night. This team’s offense is pathetic.
Also, seriously–no one knows what is wrong with Heyward? DOB? Carroll? Anyone?
April 28th, 20098:59 pm
Agreed RHR. He makes bad Braves games even worse.
Although I’ve heard there’s a hot new drinking game called “Which Begs the Question.” Take a shot every time Chip says that.
Ankiel didnt have to dive…looks like old Jimmy Edmonds…make plays look better than they should!
Ray K. And I miss McCann BIG TIME.
Me, too…BIG time. Sure wish he’d start hitting again…
I wonder why are we using moylan tonight…can we rest him…i hope he doesn’t hurt himself
Well Jojo pitched well…
Wait a minute TP says Schafer is not consistent enough to bat leadoff…yet we throw the most inconsistent hitter on the team in the leadoff spot all year.
Ok I get it now.
I like it DOB, except for the Prince choice. Love Prince but not that one. I need to copy it to the FB group since you get asked so often.
April 28th, 20099:00 pm
Uhoh. Moylan has his pitch back.
Let me guess…. Kyle Lohse is a really great pitcher too…. I mean I keep hearing how the Braves are running up against great pitching. One has to wonder, are the pitchers that good, or do the Braves hitters SUCK that bad….. I lean towards the latter.
A bunch of undisciplined swingers!
I am by no means an excuse guy, but can you guys remember another month of Braves baseball where seemingly everything hit manages to land in a glove? I thought that was a gapper for a tie game for sure. We haven’t caught a break at all this year.
If I drank everytime he and Joe said “Pujols” the last two nights… especially last night, I’d be dead.
The Mets with their awful starting pitching will have a better season record after today.
This team’s offense is a joke. It has got swing-at-everything Francoeur, Diaz and Escobar….a struggling, streaky second baseman making it so bench players need to start….Chipper with less homeruns than that struggling, streaky second baseman…..no McCann….Brandon Jones appears worthless…not much speed….Kotchman still with zero homeruns….
this team is goin no where
April 28th, 20099:01 pm
Alice in Chains? Interesting…I don’t really see you as a heavy, overdriven rock lover….
Run Heap Run @ 8:56–
April 28th, 20099:02 pm
Ray…problem is we dont make any breaks for ourselves…we actually screw ourselves over. We dont hit and run…steal….run bases well…anything like that.
DOB – What say you? Given the title of your blog, I thought you’d have at least something to say.
Hey on the bright side…another new episode of Rescue Me tonight. Tommy may score more in tonight’s episode than the Braves do in this game tonight!
DOB — great call on “Bastards of Young.” That’d be on my list, too. “Search and Destroy” by Iggy & The Stooges would be another.
Hey, I like this in-game blogging on topics other than the game. What else ya got?
It’s so sad that we are down by only one and yet this game seems out of reach…
April 28th, 20099:03 pm
Hitters cant do anything with that pitch Moylan runs in underneath them.
Corky MIller has a higher avg then McCann…he needs to eat something..
Awesome inning PMoy! Runs. Please. Runs.
April 28th, 20099:04 pm
Wow Moylan looked outstanding. I think the bullpen is pitching like we are down 9-0…because in reality we are.
OK, time to get serious.
Well top of the order up, probaly safe to say this is our best chance to score and by that I mean if chipper hits a solo homerun.
Hey DOB, why not put Schafer up at the top of the order. He is proving that he making adjustments. Have him get on and then steal and that will provide that spark that Chipper is talking about. To me, Kelly has always been a better hitter down in the lineup.
wren came up one player shot in the offseason. A POWER BAT!!!!!
April 28th, 20099:05 pm
If we’re gonna score, it’s gonna have to ge this inning. Got the top of the order up. My prediction…
Wayne in Utah
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….
April 28th, 20099:06 pm
the only chance of winnin is if chipper puts one in the stands. but they will walk him to get to kotch so he can strike out like last time
MFin04- Thanks, listening now. This site kicks ass.
Some of you folks are a sad bunch of individuals. And you call yourselves fans, huh??
I think Frenchy is due for a day off.
Lovin the 3-0 start
April 28th, 20099:07 pm
Tyler it actually worked? Lol…I didnt know it did!
Wow, Parliament’s “Flashlight!” Hadn’t heard that since I was a teenager.
I can’t believe it’s already the 8th. I guess time flies when you’re in a “pitcher’s duel”
Me, too, Wayne. Me, too.
Wayne we are fans…we are just all drunk and pissed at this point of the game.
April 28th, 20099:08 pm
ARE YOU KIDDING ME BOBBY COX.
I’ve never groaned and/or moaned so much in my entire life.
I ain’t mad at Ankiel. A great catch is a great catch, it better be the top play of the night cause that was incredible.
But good God, where are people’s head’s at? Why aren’t we trying to steal with Schafer? Whatever happened to moving the runner over?
Lohse was out-pitched. He doesn’t deserve to win this game.
I hope this serves to silence the JoJo critics out there. I’m certainly not one to say that people can’t say what they like about anything really but I will say that I’ve believed that he could pitch like this. He’s also sucked it up more than once but he is capable of pitching like this more often than not.
No double play YUNEL!!!
Escobar needs to bunt, but then again they would walk chipper and put kotchman in another rbi spot.
Leadoff walk get him over Yunel.
I just did a little research: The Braves have scored a total of 4 runs in the 8th and 9th innings of the last 9 games. That’s 18 innings–4 runs. And…not ONE of those innings saw them score more than one run. And…they never scored in both the 8th and 9th of the same game. Just a one spot here and there…
Do you bunt here, when they’re just going to pitch around Chipper?
Too bad Esco can’t bunt like most of the team. Bring in Glavine!!!!!
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