3:00 pm May 8, 2009, by David O'Brien
May 8th, 20099:55 pm
cabravesfan – Yea, clearly.
We take 2 of 3 in this series. I’m not sweating a loss to the Phills with their ace on the mound. We did put up 6 runs. Seems to me a couple of errors were costly for the Braves tonight.
Can SOMEONE,Anyone Please put that TWIRP Jordan I can’t hit a damn lick Schafer out of my MISERY??? Sheesh that turd is stinkin up the whole league
May 8th, 20099:56 pm
the first post I wrote, I had to delete…was way inappropriate for a family friendly blog
Carolina is about to take a 3 games to 1 lead on the top seeded Bruins…hard to imagine both #1 seeds going out before the conference finals but it may happen-I love play off hockey
May 8th, 20099:57 pm
Has anyone here seen Otis Nixon,Deion Sanders, hell even Mike Kelly was better that Schafer light..Oh wait that is a nasty beer, seems to fit what this turd is accomplishing….
That there young fellow up the road is ready Bobby !!
May 8th, 20099:58 pm
Eh…he’s already taken.
May 8th, 20099:59 pm
yeah, hamels was dealing tonight…when he is on he is nearly unhittable- I will not take anything away from one of hte best in the game, but you are rigth- giving a team as good as the phillies extra outs is never a good thing
May 8th, 200910:00 pm
Wow, I’ve seen a lot of dumb comments on this blog over time and I’ve written my share but these Philly fans are a bunch of flaming douches.
You’d think after their team winning the World Series they would have a little respect for themselves. You sound like a bunch of special ed kids.
“And it’s fitting to see Infante make the last out. According to the Braves braintrust on this blug, he is equal to Utley.”
Philly’s Rock, what the f*** are you talking about? Don’t you need to get back to the needle exchange before they close up for the night?
“Blug”? You wrote “blug”. Any idiot can make a typo. Blug? I think I hear your team of research doctors who study your diminished brain activity rustling in the background. Their looking for you.
Oh my God, look what you’re doing to me. Research doctors? You’re bringing me down with you.
Where’s Ripple Shot when I need him.
That game didn’t even count. JoJo better not walk on a pitching mound in a Braves uniform ever again.
DOB — don’t tease me about Hanson possibly starting the May 13th game. I’ll be at the game, and actually, I’ll be at all 3 Braves games at Citi Field next week, and seeing Hanson’s MLB debut would be amazing.
May 8th, 200910:03 pm
well one of two things has happened, some pitiful loser has hijacked braveheart’s moniker or bravheart has developed a crack habit.
normally i would say the former is a lock, but after watching this for 29 games well….
dude you are not funny, actually you are sitting at home on a friday night. at least go see star trek with all your friends.
Irrational Braves Fan
May 8th, 200910:07 pm
Why weren’t you aborted?
Steve from OH
May 8th, 200910:08 pm
Well, there’s some good news on pitching prospects down on the farm today (oh, and a special guest pitching for AA Mississippi. I’ll tell you who at the end).
For Rome, Zeke Spruill threw 8 scoreless innings, 3H 2BB 7K. Third baseman Samuel Sime was 3-4, Gerardo Rodriguez 1-3 (and a .918 OPS).
For Myrtle, Erik Cordier continues his comeback bid (he started the season on the DL with some sort of non arm-related injury, I believe) with 5 scoreless, 2H 2BB 5K. Cody Johnson 1-3, bringing his season line to .266/.350/.617. Heyward/Freeman ohfers.
In Gwinnett, Chas. A. Morton threw 8 innings of 1ER ball, 6H 1BB 5K. Brandon Jones 1-4, Van Pope 2-4 w/ a 2B.
So the mystery starter for Mississippi is….
Tony Armas, Jr. Yikes. 4.2 innings scoreless, though. Gorkys 2-3, Travis Jones 1-2, BB (season line .320/.402/.453 not bad for a 2B).
May 8th, 200910:09 pm
Oh, and Braveheart never uses that many exclamation points, dude. Nice try.
I’m out for the night. Later.
May 8th, 200910:10 pm
Hey,D.O’B. how many more times is Booby Cooks going to throw that knucklehead Jo Jo into the fire before he learns, THAT BOY CAN’T PITCH, and the same goes for the Human Gas Can Kawakami!!
Damn, Hanson,and Morton would be better than these two bums!!!
And what, Just what did I say in December,DON’T sign Tom Glavine!!!
What did they do??? wasted another Million dollas…Holla if ya hear me!!!
Folks, We are lookin at a FOURTH place Team…
May 8th, 200910:11 pm
Sounds like some more imposters on the ole blog tonight.
May 8th, 200910:12 pm
Damn Kotchman can’t do anything right. Had to go hit that rally killing homer. If he woulda doubled the scoring would have continued on and on. Sign Sexson.
May 8th, 200910:14 pm
Fake Braveheart, dude can you talk Baseball, and spit your nads out please…
dude your pantywaist threats aren’t gonna get you nowhere.
by yourself a silver bullet and relax!!!
May 8th, 200910:16 pm
It would be kind of cool if Hanson could debut in New York. Remember, if some of ya’ll are old enough, that another pitching legend debuted in New York some 21 years ago, I think?
He’s now with the Boston TubeSox…
Oh! and Philthies Fans, How is that ACE Ham els workin out for ya there, looks like a flame out to me!!!
don’t get to attached to that trophy!!! I smell it on a Dodger mantle this year..
May 8th, 200910:17 pm
Phil Niekro, Gaylord Perry,and Craig McMurtry are free agents wonder what is takin Ol Wren so long to call them????
May 8th, 200910:18 pm
Aww, the teeny bopper wants a computer fight. Isn’t it a bit hypocritical to speak of hiding behind a computer, when you (in fact) are hiding behind one as well? Please go enjoy Degrassi and let the grown-ups handle baseball.
I’ll be at Manuel’s Tavern shortly, since you asked.
May 8th, 200910:19 pm
Okay, I know Jo Jo’s wild throw has already been discussed, but I didn’t see anybody mention the most important part of the play… The ball hit Hammels’ foot before Jo Jo picked it up!
Didn’t see it?? If you have access to the replay, go back and watch it again. The ball clearly changes direction after rolling up against Hammels’ left foot. He’s out, inning over, no runs scored. Looks like we actually got hosed twice on the same play.
Hoo-rah! One down and two to go for the sweep! You guys are so bad. I luv this board. Whiners!!!
May 8th, 200910:20 pm
Melissa + Braveheart = One sour hood rat
don’t confuse the fact that the Dodgers will win that division by double digits with the idea that they are the best team in baseball…they will be beating up on 4 teams that will have a hard time breaking .500
May 8th, 200910:21 pm
I AM SO SICK OF BOBBY COX SENDING GREG NORTON TO THE PLATE TO KILL A RALLY! GET RID OF HIM ALREADY AND BRING UP BRANDON JONES!!!
May 8th, 200910:22 pm
Right now this blog belongs in a certain late 70’s Mel Gibson flick. I’ll return tomorrow after DOB restores the structure.
May 8th, 200910:24 pm
I actually live in Mississippi, so meeting tonight in Atlanta might prove difficult. If you didn’t catch my sarcasm in regards to Manuel’s Tavern, you must be on the idiotic/brain dead side.
Stay classy, (Fake) Braveheart.
May 8th, 200910:25 pm
I hear ya there cabravesfan, but I am stating the obvious.The Philthies and Mutts Do Not have the Startin Pitching to stand the long road,and I do think with Torre calling the shots, and that rotation they can pull it off….
It most certainly won’t be our Braves!!Not until a light comes on in the Managers office and Bobby changes his mule headed ways.
Personally I don’t care if I ever see JoJo Reyes, or Kamakazi again neither are much more than mop up guys…
Bring on Hanson,Medlin,Morton,and Bueno give these guys a shot!!!And Wren, for the love of god DO NOT SIGN ANYMORE 36 to 40 year old washed up ball players!!!
May 8th, 200910:27 pm
Phnantical,do yourself a favor and go check your team’s pathetic pitching stats..
Chase Ugly, Jimmy Rolaids, and that fatass Ryan Hosewad, may be good players but every game won’t be won 14-10, or 10-6!!!! By the way You Philthie fans are still IDIOTS
May 8th, 200910:28 pm
This blog has become overrun with pre-pubescent gunk. I guess rational baseball discussion disappears after a loss. Oh the joys of the blogosphere.
BraveFart, MAN SHUT UP!!!!
May 8th, 200910:32 pm
Dude, you have to chill. And it’s pretty childish to spit out racial stereotypes about a state in defense. You sound pretty ignorant when you result to damning tactics.
May 8th, 200910:34 pm
the dodger’s rotation is not a strong as some would have you believe…Kershaw and Billingsly are great young guys but the rest of the staff is…average at best and the ‘pen is just OK.
I am willing to wait on the AAA guys for a little while, but i agree that Jo Jo is not the answer for the #5 spot. I think Tommy Glavine deserves a shot, and if he can’t do it, then you look at Tommy Hanson (I am a bit concerned he has yet to go past 6 innings because of the number of pitches he has thrown); or Charlie Morton perhaps. Medlin (who i like a lot) is not ready to throw 6+ on a regular basis…
May 8th, 200910:35 pm
When you get a chance, will you please check the IP address of “Braveheart”. It’s another one of those damn imposters.
May 8th, 200910:37 pm
No offense, but you kinda brought this on yourself. Just ignore it and move on.
Hanson probably won’t come up until Glavine announces his is done or KK implodes 2-3 more times going to the pen or DL.
It’s more likely that Morton, Parr or Redmond get a spot start if BC has seen enough of JOJO.
When Tommy comes up he will stay barring a face plant.
IMHO JOJO was never staying in ATL short of pitching to a 2.5 ERA b/c he is not in the Braves long term plans given his track record. Tonight was a painful reminder of how easily he can come unglued.
Throw strikes as a rookie or BC will toss you back into the pond. Tonight JOJO may have used up he last get out of jail card.
May 8th, 200910:38 pm
Well, no one wants to discuss baseball in a logical way, so, I’ll be back once the trash is picked up off the blog.
May 8th, 200910:39 pm
Heyward homered. Gorkys went 3 for 4 tonight.
Tough loss tonight. Just gotta come back tomorrow and pitch better. Kotch seems to be turning into a nice first baseman. .480 SLG. Is that going to be enough for some of you folks?
May 8th, 200910:42 pm
I wanna hear some comments about this:
1st of all……..a trivia……… WHICH WAS THE LAST TEAM TO WIN A DIVISION TITLE WITHOUT HAVING AT LEAST A 6 GAME WINNING STREAK………..
second trivia………. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME THE BRAVES HAD A 6 GAME WINNING STREAK?
1st I thought of asking a 7 game winnings streak but on second thought I think that was asking too much.
So where does this takes us……… the point is, THIS TEAM CANT PUT 6 STRAIGHT WINS TOGETHER—– why? because they are weak and inconsistent.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME BRAVES HAD 3 “5 GAME WINNINGS STREAKS” IN THE SAME SEASON?
We are not watching our braves play october baseball until this happens again.
Thanks for sharing the pictures. It is good to know that young people enjoy pets and such more than playstations and X-box.
May 8th, 200910:43 pm
Garret Anderson is so bad. Why the heck is he playing everyday again? Also Infante is cooling off, has a lower average than Kelly Johnson. No longer the hot hand. Time to make changes Bobby.
May 8th, 200910:44 pm
ryan braun just hit a bomb in the eighth aginst the cubs.
i bring this up only because we dont have one player in our outfield that is remotely close to being a braun, beltran,or even a jason werth type of player.
just goes to show you what happens when you get lazy. our front office was so sure francoeur was a guy you could build a offense around.
he will never be that guy. the dude has so many moving parts in that swing.
the next time he doubles into one of the power alleys will be his first.
all of his 4 doubles this year are either bloopers to right or dinkers to left.
if his .ops does not wind up at or near .800 there is no way the braves pay him 5 million next year.
the braves punched out on rochy after .290 33 90 rather then offering arbitration.
close to 3000 plate appearances now. i think that is a decent SAMPLE SIZE.
May 8th, 200910:48 pm
not sure if that was a comment on the braves giving up on Adam Laroche, but they didn’t let him walk…they traded him to the pirates for Mike Gonzalez
May 8th, 200910:49 pm
Man, (Fake) Braveheart doesn’t handle criticism well does he? I love how people who have never been to Mississippi can sit at home and spew mindless stereotypes. Yet again, we’ve encountered a case of a moronic child showing his age.
Enjoy Sponge Bob.
May 8th, 200910:52 pm
Here’s an update to the lead note from my Braves notebook filed earlier. Mac said the glasses felt great hitting, couldn’t have asked for more, saw the ball well, no problems. And that, of course, is most important.
However, they fogged up behind the plate. He’s gonna try wearing his old mask, probably. Might do that tomorrow, to see if the circulating air will help. Also said he might order some Oakleys that have vents on top of the glasses frame to better prevent fogging. Ongoing process, gonna keep trying stuff. But the hitting part, that’s good to go.
Here’s what I wrote in the first part of the updated note:
By DAVID O’BRIEN
Philadelphia – The good news for Brian McCann was how well he saw the ball Friday night at Philadelphia while hitting in his new sports glasses.
“Hitting-wise, it couldn’t have gone any better,” said the Braves’ All-Star catcher, who had a two-run, two-out single against the Phillies in his first game back from a stint on the disabled list for blurred vision and dry eye.
The not-so-good news: The glasses fogged up throughout the game when McCann wore them beneath his new hockey-goalie style mask while catching.
“We’re just going to have to figure out something as far as catching,” said McCann, who was optimistic in his overall review of his first major league game wearing glasses. “It fogs up pretty bad [under the mask].
“We have to come up with some solution, maybe order some Oakley [glasses] that have the vents on top, or maybe try my old catcher’s mask.”
McCann said he might wear his traditional catcher’s mask with the glasses Saturday afternoon in the second game of the Phillies series, to see if the more open construction of that mask will help air circulate and lessen fogging.
“We’re just going to have to see what works, so I can help this team win some games,” said McCann, activated on the first day he was eligible to come off the 15-day DL.
May 8th, 200910:53 pm
I have yet to give up on Garrett Anderson in left field. His career numbers aren’t a farce. Hopefully he’ll get his swing going consistently (considering he missed most of spring training) and help improve the offense over time.
Of course, that’s the hope.
May 8th, 200910:54 pm
By the way, after Bobby did his postgame interview with all the media, I hung back and asked to make sure that Jo-Jo would get at least another start. He said yes, he would.
sure would be nice to have anderson wouldn’t it? The Braves need to let Schafer go to AAA for a couple weeks and regain his confidence. Let Infante play CF with Blanco as his back up and continue to bat leadoff while platooning KJ and Prado.
I would doubt it if the Braves called Gorkys up from AA for a try.
May 8th, 200910:55 pm
the tv guys pointed out, and it was very noticable on tv, that the glasses did fog up pretty good in the later part of the game- but as long as they work for hitting…thank god- i think it is pretty clear we need his bat
May 8th, 200910:57 pm
yeah i know they traded rochy, but they did not want to pay him either.
he stood to make close to 7 or 8 million in arbitration.
look for a similar move this offseason.
When did you give up on Raul Mondesi and Brian Jordan?
May 8th, 200910:58 pm
Besides all the negativity on the blog and the juvenile interruptions the game itself wasnt all that bad. Ofcourse by the blog’s reactionary standards, I can see why people are so ticked off.
Kotchman, who has been steadily improving has now started hitting HRs
Bats seem to be waking up (including GA’s) and we scored 6 runs
Lineup looks pretty decent with everyone chipping in a little
Lidge actually looks shaky this year and this is not the first time he has given up runs in the 9th
Reyes looks shaky and if he is going to have a baseball career, its got to be away from the NL east so that he doesnt have to pitch in CBP often. Probably he can get some voodoo done to change his luck. But he looks like a combination of Kyle Davies and Chuck James right now and that cant end well for us. However, some might see this as a positive as we can get someone from our pitching-deep minors to step up (hint hint..).
Have to cut down on the errors on the field. Escobar’s error as well as Reyes’ mental error about not throwing it at Hamel cost us the big inning.
Schafer’s got some quick learning to do.
In all, I think tomorrow will be interesting.
DOB ask about KJ next time, and Anderson. At the same time.
Ah, Jo Jo, nothing like pressure. I just can’t understand why he sucks so bad, now. I was looking at some of his numbers from his minor league days, and not all of them were that bad.
One thing I keep telling myself, before I want to slam the guy, is that he got drafted for a reason, not because of his looks.
I just wish that he could find his groove. What would really be bad is if we do let him go, then some other club picks him up, and he turns into a dominating pitcher.
I’m holding my breath on this one….
May 8th, 200910:59 pm
Jo Jo is scheduled to pitch on wednesday, right? so no chance thay can skip that spot and pitch…anyone else?
May 8th, 200911:00 pm
i’ll say it again.. bobby cox is a moron.. needs to be canned .. Reyes has started 17 MLB games and has proven he cant win.. so why the hec is he up here.. oh yea because we have a manager who sucks and cant stop scratchin his old fart head and pickin his nose. and a GM who could care less about the talent we have. Get a manager who will use the talent the right way he has in every league that is affiliated with the Braves.. Tommy Hanson deserves to be up here not JO JO 0 for 17 Reyes.. and for the phillies fan to compare chipper Jones to Pedro Feliz? Dude your an idiot.. Chipper Jones is 3 times as better than Feliz.. and lets say this The Braves rotation is 3 times as better than ur phillies.. Lowe, Jurrjens, Hudson when he comes back, Vasquez and you put tommy hanson in there.. Hamels is not that dominant anymore.. then who do u got? absolutely no one.. Moyer please, Blanton? yea ok, Myers? forget him, then whos ur fifth starter..so doesnt compare.. Will say this to you once bobby cox is gone and we get rid of the pathetic GM we have and we play baseball like its supposed too look out. GO Braves..
I gotta say, as much as I like Adam LaRoche (and i like him a lot)- Casey Kotchman and Mike Gonzalez are better then Adam LaRoche alone…
May 8th, 200911:02 pm
GA will start hitting……..but he should not hit up in the lineup right now……..he should bat 7th or 8th. Maybe 8th should do so he picks up some walks and see a few more pitches, which Im sure is the problem right now.
they also got Brent Lillibridge in the deal, who they flipped as part of the Javy Vazquez trade…
May 8th, 200911:05 pm
Raul Mondesi was supposed to start hitting too. Eventually.
May 8th, 200911:06 pm
that is subjective. but if they keep rochy, the wole thorman thing does not fail. the tex trade never happens, and the braves still have 3 great prospects.
if its and buts were candy and nuts, well you know the rest.
about to watch bill maher on hbo. james carville is on, always entertaining.
May 8th, 200911:09 pm
Charlie Morton gave up one run, six hits and one walk with five Ks in eight innings tonight in Gwinnett’s 7-1 win against Durham. He’s 3-2 with a 3.44 ERA now.
And get this rather amazing stat, according to Gwinnett PR folks: Their starters have an 0.78 ERA in the last 12 games, holding opponents to one or no earned runs in every game. That’s amazing, assuming it is accurate.
True Serge, true. Paint me an eternal optimist I guess.
May 8th, 200911:10 pm
FILTHIES fans talk smack when they’ve got you down, but don’t know how to act when the good guys(us) have the upper hand. You stole this one from the BRAVES, maggots. Gift-wrapped present from the head-case JOJO and his Circus side-show act. Can’t blame the ESCOBAR error on him so I’ll remove the dog-faced portion of my remarks. But letting that mistake lead directly to a walk and then a two run error shows a distinct lack of confidence on REYES’ part. This loss was of his own doing. The kid needs ice-water in his veins. He just doesn’t have it. I’m afraid CHARLIE MORTON has some of that affliction also. Hell, if JoJO doesn’t know he belongs in the bigs by now, he never will. Walking on egg-shells won’t get it. NEXT in line please.
so true…hate to throw out a very over used cliche but hindsight really is 20/20 isn’t it?
May 8th, 200911:12 pm
The Braves simply cant afford to have an everyday cleanup hitter hitting .174. Sorry.
anybody know banner elk north carolina?
probably plenty of you, but they have a winery up there that does an outstnding job.
we were up there not long ago and bought a couple of cases of their cab.
if you are in the area and apprecaiate good vino, check the winery out for a tasting.
May 8th, 200911:14 pm
cabravesfan: all I know is what the man said when I asked him directly if Jo-Jo would get another start. He said yes.
It wasn’t the time to go further, he was in no mood for me to say, “Well, will he start Wednesday, then, or might you bring up Hanson or someone else?” He answered my question, said Reyes would get another start, and made it clear he wasn’t going to sit around discussing possible options and how long he’ll keep running him out there.
DAMMED great to see CM go back to back with stellar outings. Way to go. Maybe that JoJO syndrome is being overcome. I sure hope so. MORTON’s a great kid. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy in my book.
May 8th, 200911:16 pm
It worked three times tonight… wore my Mac T backwards with name facing forward… six rows behind the dugout right behind the steps… Brian flipped one toward me after the first inning, but a kid two rows in front jumped up and caught it… a few innings later Glen Hubbard tossed a perfect one to me… the infield practice ball…. then after the 7th inning Brian tossed another… this one much higher, the guy in front of me jumped up and barely tipped it, but I caught it…. fabulous. My wife is here with me this time YEA, been a couple of years… tomorrow we are behind the nets so won’t get any more tossed to me, but that is fine. Pretty cool. Gonna give the one Brian tossed me to one of the pastors at church who is a huge Phillies fan… got him a game program too. Not sure what I’ll do with the infield practice ball. anyway it was really cool.
Here’s part of my game story, might give you some idea of how Jo-Jo views certain things:
“You’ve got to be able to cover up a mistake now and then, and we didn’t do it,” manager Bobby Cox said, referring to the four-run second inning, when Reyes failed to shut the floodgates after shortstop Yunel Escobar’s two-out error.
Brian McCann had a two-run single for the Braves in his first game off the 15-day disabled list, and Chipper Jones extended his hitting streak against the Phillies to 28 games. Omar Infante added an eighth-inning homer.
But there wasn’t much else to recommend from the performance of the Braves, who had six hits and two errors and snapped a modest two-game winning streak.
Reyes dropped to 0-9 with a 6.61 in 18 games (17 starts) since his last win nearly 11 months ago. He’s given up seven homers in 11 innings during his past three games at Philadelphia.
All of the Phillies’ runs in a four-run second were unearned after errors by Escobar and Reyes, who made a questionable decision to field Cole Hamels’ bases-loaded dribbler near the first-base line.
The other runs against Reyes (0-2) came on Jayson’s two-run homer in the third inning and homers by Chris Coste in the fourth and Chase Utley in the fifth.
Reyes is 0-3 with a 6.99 ERA in six games (three starts) against the Phillies, and has served up nine homers in 18-1/3 innings in his last four against them.
Cole Hamels (1-2) gave up just two runs and three hits in six innings.
Hamels hit the bases-loaded dribbler in the second that looked like it might roll foul. But Reyes fielded it and threw over first baseman Kotchman’s head to let in two runs. Jimmy Rollins followed with a two-run double for a 4-0 lead.
Cox thought Hamels should have been called for interference for running inside the baseline, but replays didn’t show much, if anything, to support that.
“It was one of those where if we could do it over, he’d let it go foul,” McCann said. “He thought he could make a player and it sailed on him. He had no window to throw. Looking back, he probably should have let it go.”
Reyes didn’t see it that way.
“I wish I would have hit [Hamels],” Reyes said. “Then maybe they would have seen something different. I looked at the replay and he’s inside the baseline.”
May 8th, 200911:17 pm
For those calling for Hanson, you don’t rush your prized prospect. Before this year the guy never pitched above double a. That hasn’t fared so well for Jordan so far so lets not repeat that experiment so soon. If the guy keeps pitching the way he does, he’ll be up. No need to rush.
May 8th, 200911:18 pm
Serge, agreed. I just fail to find reasoning in nit-picking a team only 29 games in. I see your point totally, but am of the rationale that the few struggling bats will get going in time. If not, my enthusiasm might turn.
But again, I’m an optimist. No need to fret over major league baseball (no matter how frustrating it can be sometimes). And I love the Bravos.
hey, no worries DOB! Just wondering if I had the rotation spots down right…it wasn’t meant to be an “ask Bobby to give you an explination RIGHT NOW” question, and was not an attack on you at all…
May 8th, 200911:27 pm
Went to Tommy DiNic’s in Reading Terminal this afternoon… but they were out of the pulled pork, it was getting close to closing time, so I had the sliced roast pork… it was very good, have never seen so much meat on a sandwich that I did not make, but would have like to have followed your recommendation exactly and gotten the pulled… maybe tomorrow.. My wife had Tokyo sushi. right near Tommy’s.. she said it was ok but not as good as what we get at Whole Foods grocery store sushi bar.
Also, we took the subway, worked out great… took the express coming back, did not get treated poorly at all while wearing braves t and cap… very surprised… only one rude comment on the street walking from the subway back to the hotel, maybe they do not want to say anything in front of my wife… she thought the crowd felt hostile until the Phillies got far ahead… she used the word rude several times, the folks right around us were pretty good tonight, we’ll see what tomorrow comes when we win… sorry you had dumpy cab ride. Great recommendation on hotel location… my wife was impressed. (thanks!) Bruce
May 8th, 200911:28 pm
I gotta say- I kinda agree with Jo Jo on that play on Hamels on the bases…if you nail him in the back, at the very least only one run scores if they don’t rule it interferance- I might be wrong but that was my first thought and I didn’t see anything that would change my mind…
May 8th, 200911:29 pm
Cant win a division winning 2 in a row and then losing 2……… I just cant see this team putting it together……….It is so freaking rare for the braves to win 5 in a row that having a 5-1 record to start the season felt as a championship…….. thats how rare it is for us to win 5 out of 6 games………..we never do. the best they do is win 4 out of 6 and then go into a losing streak.
Have been reading the blog a lot lately, but haven’t had the chance to post. uga-brave, glad to see that you haven’t given up on ripping Francoeur. Someone needs to do it. Sadly, there are too many other candidates outside of Jeff this season. I never thought Francoeur would be a singles hitter. He has become Juan Pierre without the speed.
There is no rational reason to keep JoJo in the rotation. None. Morton, Medlen, and Hanson are throwing lights out at the AAA-level. JoJo wasn’t even pitching well at AAA before he was called up.
Similarly, there is no rational reason for continuing to put Schafer in the lineup day after day. The kid is overmatched right now. You cannot have a hitter in your lineup that can’t hit a major league fastball. The scouting report on him must be comical – “throw strikes and he will swing and miss.”
May 8th, 200911:30 pm
The Good News: Jeff Francoeur has an 9 game hit streak.
The Bad News: he gets his hits with nobody on base. 1 RBI in the last 7 games.
May 8th, 200911:33 pm
The ball hit Hammels’ foot before Jo Jo fielded it! Check the replay!
May 8th, 200911:34 pm
the blog is approching the jump the shark moment.
someone hijacked braveheart’s moniker and is enjoying it.
i guess you really have a self esteem problem.
never had one of those, how does it feel?
Matt Harrison pitched a 4-hit shutout against the White Sox tonight. He’s an enigma. He’s only made 21 starts in the bigs. He’s struggled in quite a few of those starts, but he has two big league CG shutouts to his name.
JoJo said the same thing I said to my wife… throw it into the runner’s back… that is what I was taught in high school… but back then we played with wooden bats and hitting a batter was not a big deal… lean over the plate and expect to get hit. run out of the baseline going to first and get hit…. its all in the game
May 8th, 200911:38 pm
Is it too much to hope that the Rockets can beat the f*ing lakers in a 7 game series??
Phillies are playing like champions and we are not……….thats the truth………got to face it. Braves make mistakes, phillies make you pay………..phillies make mistakes………..we forgive them. Thats the difference between the strong and the weak.
May 8th, 200911:40 pm
i was really looking forward to seeing macc in some of those chris sabo glasses.
spuds macc. third bottle of wine.
May 8th, 200911:50 pm
If you pitch Hanson here, you are saying jojo should go down? if thats the case, I woudnt agree with you. The one that is not doing a good job is KK……….JoJo didnt get help from his D in that 4 run inning…………
May 8th, 200911:52 pm
I don’t recall Braveheart being so vicious in his talk. I thought he was a more mellow sort of dude.
Well, it is a full moon tonight!
What I really like is to know that Mc is going to have impact on this offense……..he makes pitchers work.
May 8th, 200911:54 pm
I should start a new nickname up. This one sucks.
So, we pretty much can have a maximum 3 game win streak this season. Being we’ll have Lowe, Jurrgens, and, yes, Vasquez. The last two of the order, well, you get my drift.
And you get theirs too! Shew!
May 8th, 200911:56 pm
I’m not going to sit here and bash Frenchy because he really has come a long way since ‘08. But, that swinging at the first pitch, a ball high and tight, right after Mac gets the hit and Hamels looks out of wack needs to stop. Why do he and Escobar do that so much? All I can think is that he trying to ambush the pitcher, but how often does that approach really work?
Too bad about Reyes, but I think it’s obvious to everyone that he doesn’t have the mentality for the bigs. We have Vazquez tomorrow, but he’s going to have to improve from his last few starts or he’ll be Reyes-like in that little league park as far as HR’s go. Blanton really sucks bad and I expect us to attack him early and often. No sense on some of ya’ll getting bent out of shape over this loss…Reyes pitching? What’d you expect?
We could start a 100 game winning streak as long as this team starts hitting……….
May 8th, 200911:57 pm
Yeah, I had to try a few monikers before I found one that felt like a good broken in pair of shoes!
May 8th, 200911:58 pm
yeah that is the william wallace we all know? right counselor?
Bring up Morton of you do not want to start the clock on Hanson. How is this not a nobrainer?
May 9th, 200912:00 am
Great outing by Reyes…He’s done a bang up job since being recalled from AAA. Took a quick look, and the dude he ousted – Boyer – has pitched somewhere around 5 scoreless innings the past week. Maybe he can pass the koolaid back to Reyes..:)
May 9th, 200912:01 am
I really don’t think Kawakami is as bad as his numbers suggest. Remember, he’s never pitched in this league before, and there’s a lot to get used to. English, for example.
He’s going to settle in to a nice #4 or 5 spot in the rotation and post around a 4.00 to 4.50 ERA with more control than he’s shown so far. And if history is any indication, he’ll take the ball every time Bobby asks. We’ll just have to see if the five-man rotation wears on him later in the year…
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