1:48 pm May 12, 2009, by David O'Brien
May 12th, 200910:17 pm
Jeff Bennett’s time as a major leaguer should be over now. He is just pathetic.
God yes cabravesfan, thanks for reminding me. I’m out.
Once again I am left with the very odd feeling that me and my 80 mph fastball have more talent than a few on the team.
Bennett just gave this game to the Mets….he needs to be released. ‘nough said….
This time I agree. Bobby lost this one. One, you don’t intentionally walk Cora. Then you don’t leave Bennett in afterwards. And he did leave JJ in to long. That was awful.
Damn !That was annoying, and it’s all the fault of that stupid jinxing blog title.
LEW….How did you like that at bat from Beltran? What about the late inning double and stolen base that eventually ties the game…..just wondering what your sleep deprived as-s was thinking.
wow.. we just had to find a way to lose huh? That’s tough. On the hindsight, JJ “probably” should probably been relieved by the 7th.. But Bobby did nothing wrong here… 1 run lead and you bring in Gonzo.. but he blew it.. Damn!
May 12th, 200910:18 pm
So much for the great bullpen. Shouldn’t have come to i t if blue gets the call right but the again can’t get any run support.
And to think this all started with 2 outs and reyes having an infield single. With Cora and Castro batting behind him. Reyes psyched him out.
JESUS……COUGH UP ANOTHER GAME!!!!! We got ROBBED damnit!
Oh well….the Mets will CHOKE again late in the season.
Gotta put it away Gonzo!!!
Bobby deserves to get bashed in every single way possible for that stupid decision. Just plain ignorant to leave your worst reliever in there to blow a game we shoulda won. But, what else is new? Oh, lets see what Brian Jordan has to say…
Cox needs to go. He just doesn’t feel the flow of the game. I think every fan at home could see that Bennett didn’t have it tonight and he shouldn’t have left him in the game. The umpires AND Bobby lost this one.
Look at the Braves run production, and any GM can tell, the Braves are in deep trouble. Except for Chipper and McCann, they’re a bunch of mediocre banjo hitters.
Can we get a Fire Bobby Cox website up and running please. I know someone in here has the balls, and the time to do it.
Yeah…there was some good in this game…but DANGIT, it was Beltran! He’s the one…oh-ho…kinda makes sense he’d knock in the winning run since he literally stole a base…oh boy…that was bad.
MFin04 (The Hopeless Romantic)
CALLED THAT ONE!!!! WHY BRING IN BENNETT? WE HAD PLENTY OF OTHER GUYS THAT COULD GO!!!!!
Necromancer – I can honestly say you’re insane
WE WANT MEDLEEEN!! Get rid of Bennett…even Acosta is better than him and thats saying A-Lot..
May 12th, 200910:19 pm
When are the effen Braves gonna get someone in the bullpen that can pitch effen strikes…UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Bennett is horrible should not be in the majors except for Cox loves him . Absolutely pathetic even DOB knew this was a goner with Bennett.
pitchers who can’t throw strikes don’t deserve a job .. minor league or major league. Go flip burgers or something
Jeff Francoeur has a worse OPS than he did all of last year!!!!
Who says this kid is better?
Rob in Mobile
MFin04 (The Hopeless Romantic), Bobby Cox will never get fired. It would make too much sense. They will never sniff a World Championship as long as he remains the manager, and I’ve been saying that for 10 years. So……be content with mediocrity, as it’s this team’s stock and trade nowadays…..
Great defense tonight really. Just some bad luck.
Bennett was terrible. For all the people yelling for Soriano to be in the game, I think the logic goes like this. Soriano has pitched two straight games and 24 pitches last night. He would probably only pitch if the Braves got the lead and needed him to save the game. Buddy threw 29 pitches last night (in a quite mediocre performance). James Parr, anyone? I would have preferred Parr but would not have had much confidence.
The problem started when Bobby Cox used Moylan and O’Flaherty for one batter each. If Moylan had looked better (gimme a break: a 4 pitch walk?), the EOF would have still be available. Any news on whether Campillo will make it back? He could replace Bennett.
Well Carlos just gets every call doesn’t he?
That was a strike. JJ should have gotten a win. I can’t stand that. That was BS.
BS BS BS BS
We did everything right, made all the plays when we needed them but didn’t get the one call and it’s a bunch of bull$#!&.
2 outs no one on and he blows this game… great management bobbyy.. back to under 500.. what the hec.. way to suck it upp cox lets hear ur excuse for this.. but to leave a pitcher in and walks 3 come on..
The Braves are “rollin” DOB?? Are you kidding me?? They win a few games and you think they’re “rollin”. These guys suck Franceour, Kelly Johnson, Schafer….they all suck this year. Garrett Anderson looks like an 80 year old out there. You should have been fired after the whole Ken Griffey fiasco. Write the truth!! THE BRAVES SUCK A$$!!!!
Send Bennett down now.
Braves are stinking on the road.
And why leave Bennett in?
May 12th, 200910:20 pm
What kind of idiot puts in a so-called pitcher that the league is hitting ‘397 against to hold a tie against ANY TEAM????
“How does a manager allow that to happen?”
Because the manager is a DONKEY
CLASSIC Bobby Cox game – absolute CLASSIC
Parr, Buddy, Rafy, Frenchy….then Bennett we had 4 pitchers we could have used that I can think of.
While we are nuturing Ice Cold in CF we can’t afford a pitcher who hits and walks batters in a key situation. Bennett had a chance to demonstrate he is a ML pitcher tonight. He failed miserably. Even if we want Hanson to just be a starter and work regularly (I know Reyes is pitching tomorrow) until he can work regularly in bigs, we might as well give Medlen a chance to help the team now.
Send Moylan packing too these guys have no business in the majors that can’t throw strikes.
Bobby Cox Blows Cox.
Another donation game. Just one game. How far away is Campillo? Bennett has the ERA but it really isn’t indicative of what he’s done. Hopefully the offfense shows up tomorrow and good luck to Reyes. Hopefully he pitches the way he did against St. Louis and Not Philly.
Hey Come on guys, lets look at this positive from the game, Kelly went 0-5 in the leadoff spot, isnt that great?!?!?! Oh wait, no, that SUCKS BIG GIANT DONKEY &^%*%*&%&%*&!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i blame bobby tonight..if only he’d gotten money in those ups pockets first they would have gotten those calls.
One of the most sickening finishes ever. Poor guys can’t ever seem to get a break. I don’t blame cox other than his initial decision to put Bennett in was questionable. It was those BS calls about the ground rule double and the botched Beltran steal call that ruined it. Cue the booze. I am out. I don’t want to see all the lameass mutts fans trying to justify the win as having anything to do with skill.
well….i have been a huge supporter of bobby cox but you know that old coot is solely responsible for this loss. it is completely inexcusable and shows exactly why we ain’t going no where. despite our teams best efforts he continues to find ways to screw the pooch. first of all jurrjens should not have started the 8th, should have been soriano. and then for unexpicable reasons he has bennett in the tenth. i mean again hello bobby you have soriano in the pen. absolutely no excuse for losing this one. i love this team but if we have any plans on contending some people need to go starting with bobby and i can’t even believe i am saying that. a change is needed or else we might as well get used to a long season of disappointment.
I’d like to hear from the Bobby Cox supporters because there are a lot of us that have seen this WAAYY to often the past 2 seasons.
Well on the bright side, JJ didn’t get a loss today. Also, the more the Mets win now the earlier they will choke later when it matters. Its now a science chokeology. Maybe Bennett should play for the Mets…..
As bad as this loss hurts…. and even though I have almost zero confidence in Jo Jo… seems like it’s these type losses that the Braves have come back and won the next day. Doesn’t excuse the loss, but Jo Jo has some really weird stat about performing better in day games rather than night games.
Very tough loss to swallow. Really need to bounce back in a good way tomorrow. May be asking for too much since Jo Jo is starting.
We played so well for most of the game but then end up playing like the Mets at the end. I’m planning this one partially on Bobby not trusting Buddy Carlyle more in the 9th yesterday. There was no need to warm Gonzo up.
May 12th, 200910:21 pm
This is a crucial loss -we will look back at this game as a defining moment.
Just don’t seem to be able to get over the .500 hump!!
Tough loss tonight. Braves made some good defensive plays.
Give Bennett his unconditional RELEASE and put Gonzo on waivers to see if you get ANY bites
I predict that we will remember this game for 2009 just like the loss to the Phillies in 2008 when Johnson dropped the final out popup and we then lost. That game destroyed us last year and I think this one does the same for 2009. When will we be rid of that loser Bobby Cox?
“The problem started when Bobby Cox used Moylan and O’Flaherty for one batter each”
No, the problem started when Cox showed up in Florida in mid February
sorry WTF happened ??? did Bennett post something?
Sad thing is that Bennet was only pissed cause he gave up his own run instead of somebody else’s
ITS BAD WHEN THE TV CREW IS SHOWING THE METS PLAYERS LAUGHING BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY HAD THE GAME WON. BENNETT IS AWFULL!!!!!!!
WHY DIDNT WE BRING IN SORIANO? THE METS WERE LAUGHING BECAUSE THEY KNEW BENNETT COULDNT THROW A STRIKE. I SOMETIMES WONDER WHY I STAY UP AND WATCH THIS MESS. JAR JAR PITCHES A FANTASTIC GAME AND BOBBY BLOWS IT FOR HIM. SO NOW WE HAVE A DAY GAME TOMORROW WITH A SOUR TASTE IN OUR MOUTHS AND WE WILL LOSE THE SERIES. THANKS BOBBY!!!!!!
I DO HAVE TO SAY THOUGHT THAT THE STOLEN BASE IN THE 9TH WAS A BAD CALL BY THE UMP. THE MAN WAS OUT AND THE GAME SHOULD HAVE BEEN OVER.
HOME FIELD OFFICIATING IF YOU ASK ME.
If Gonzalez had done his job in the ninth though, no one would be slamming Bobby Cox, but it doesn’t change the fact that the game has passed him by long ago, and the Braves will continue to be mediocre, winning just enough to tease, but losing games in ways (like tonight) that would drive a man to drink….
I will not even watch tomorrow night’s game. Chalk it up as a loss as long as Bobby throws in Jo jo.
May 12th, 200910:22 pm
Bennett looks like he has gained 40 lbs and lost the ability not to suck at life. By the way, that call at third base was a total effing joke. I hate the effing mets. Vent over.
I knew when I saw Bennett come in that this game was lost. He is by far the worst relief pitcher on the team. Tomorrow we have the worst starting pitcher in the league going for us…..what started as a great rode trip is gonna end as average….just like this team is.
Mike in LA
I’m pissed. Like everyone else I feel that Bennett had no business in the game. Everything else Bobby did I agreed with. Even though Jurrjens gave up the double to Reyes it was the right move to let him try to get out of it. First and foremost I blame the missed call on Beltran’s steal but something that might get overlooked is Anderson’s effort on the singe before Reyes’s hit. I echo everyone else’s sentiments about Jurrjens, what a tough break.
DO NOT blame the upires for this game. The Braves had a million different chances tonight to salt this one away. The Mets had two chances to win it. One team came through and the other was left wondering what happened. That’s probably why one of these teams will probably be playing meaningful games in September, and one of them will probably be playing out the string. Pathetic.
Hey, McFann Your mann had another good game. We lost a close one, but it was a great game. Our team looks pretty good, don’t you think? Good night.
Must throw strikes JB. Just horrible.
I believe Bobby’s going the Ted Williams route.
His Brain’s already frozen, so he ain’t got far to go.
Beltran had to Hit a grand slam to end it… At least would’ve done something to make Bennett’s ERA resemble the way he’s pitched…..the guy just BAAAAAD…is Wren Blind or something??? He cannot throw strikes consistently…not even Ankiel in his days..
ncbravesgirl–i’m with you on! i want an answer too. i’ll bet jurrjens would like one as well. let’s say soriano was in fact not gonna pitch tonight. okay, you still have parr and carlyle in the ‘pen for with 2 outs and runners at lst & 2nd. you get bennett outta there! why play the first 9 innings if you arent gonna play to win in extra innings. and with jo-jo reyes pitching tomorrow?! yeah that one’s on cox.
“I’d like to hear from the Bobby Cox supporters because there are a lot of us that have seen this WAAYY to often the past 2 seasons”
TWO? Try twenty
May 12th, 200910:23 pm
ground fog: tomorrow’s game starts at 1:10 so you definitely will not watch tomorrow night
Fire Bobby so he can be in the Class of 2014 at Cooperstown. You would be doing him and ATLANTA BASEBALL a huge favor.
How Does Jeff Bennet keep a job? He might be the nicest guy in the world I don’t know but I have never seen him do anything that shows me he should be on the major league level. I really can’t blame him this is just the Braves being stupid. The worst pitcher at Gwinnett couldn’t be any worse and we have some guys down there that I know are better. Wake Up Frank Wren and do some cutting and some calling up.
Necromancer 1016pm Right on
Bobby Cox-the master at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory with his decision making.
#1 METS TROLL (And Proud Of It)
Bennett is the kind of player a small market team can afford. That’s why he’s on the braves. No matter what happens tomorrow the Mets will lead the head to head battle. good night all you tabacco chewing, grit eating, overall wearing rednecks…….LETS GO METS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It’s great that the Mets can get those kinds of calls in the 9th inning. After-all, a team with such poor starting pitching deserves a break somewhere, right?
The good news for the Braves is that Jo-Jo is pitching tomorrow.
Predict JoJo goes 5 gives up 10 and bobby’s confidence in him grows even higher.
Losing a lead of 10 to 3 is a loss you will remember. Losing late in a close game is baseball.
However, the Braves need to consider replacing Bennett. It’s becoming obvious, as it had with with Boyer, that Bennett is not a pressure player.
hey tomorrow isn’t a day game is it?
Well, tonight BOBBY’s an idiot and should be replaced. PLU-E-E-Z-Z-E!!! BENNETT’s a bum and we should bring up ACOSTA. Gimme a break. 162 games fans, 162 games. Play ‘um one at a time.
you know whats so bad about that? beltran was never going to swing. he is a choke artist himself. when is the last time beltran has even lifted the bat off his shoulders with two strikes and the game on the line? never…..
I normally try to keep it positive. But I’ve been a skeptic of Bennet since last year and it looks like he still sucks. Why the hell is this guy still here, lol, I mean it’s not just tonight, he’s been pathetic all season.
APparently when Corky left town he gave the incriminating pix of someone in management to Bennett????
May 12th, 200910:24 pm
Lets hope this isnt the start of something bad. This is the kind of tough luck loss that can start a slide. And having Jo Jo going out there tomorrow doesn’t make me feel that good about tomorrow.
Ryan in TN
When will Bobby figure out that you dont close with Gonzo in a must win game, and dont put Bennett in when the game is on the line? If I were JJ I would ask for a trade heck they cant score for him to begin with and they cant save it for him either. The Bobby Cox magic with the retread bullpen has ran out. There is a reason that Bennett couldn’t stick with the Brewers….. He SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I agree bring up Medlen and Hanson, they cant be any worse than JoJo and Bennett, probably alot cheaper too!
bgvt even better when jojo gives up 6 runs by the 4th inning i’ll be at work.
Feels a little like the third game of the season against Philly. On the road, game in the bag with an opportunity to make a huge statement with the win and then…. UGH! We lost 7 of 11 following that one and having Jojo go tomorrow to pull out a series we should of already had wrapped up in is a little disconcerting.
Bennet not good when the pressure is on.
bgvt Only problem is, the Braves DID have the lead in the 9th, and instead of bringing in Soriano to face Beltran, Wright, and whoever, we had Gonzalez facing 3 right handed batters. Bobby Cox blew this game big time.
Jeff Francoeur 6 men LOB !! Ball game !
Just A Fan
My mom can pitch better than bennett. TOTAL GARBAGE. This team has no balls. Another boring Braves season……
RA, actually you can blame the umps for this one.. not even the umps..just one ump.. the game was over had the ump at 3rd got that call right.. instead he blew it and the game went on to extra innings where the home team wins 80% of the time
Sadly, I’m not too upset tonight because I like some others could see this coming from a mile away w/ the bad umpiring calls and the questionable managing by Cox…
Really, is it any surprise anymore that Kelly Johnson is a terrible leadoff hitter or that Jeff Francoeur is never going to get any better or that Peter Moylan should never come in to face RHH or that Jeff Bennett is an abbreviation for let’s walk the ballpark?
The answers to all of those should probably be “no” (if you have any idea as to whats going on).
BTW…Mets fans…don’t get too excited about the win…the combination of the 3b umpire, Bobby Cox, Jeff Bennett, and Jeff Francoeur gave this one away.
May 12th, 200910:25 pm
and will knock mccann and gonzales for this though.. you have beltran 0-2 and u throw a slider. and he doubles.. yes he was out but then he has castillo 1-2 and he throws a slider.. castillo is weak and cant hit fastballs and he decides to give him a pitch he could do something with.. and now tommorrow we will have 0-17 jo jo reyes goin .. heres the prediction and our record 16-18 and we get beat… but just stupid management again by our fearless gutless manager..
On Cox and farm animals….there is a reason he’s called “Donkey.”
O.K. JoJO, time to rise and shine. Afternoon start tomorrow.
MFin04 (Bennett and Cox Have to Go!)
We have got to get rid of Jeff and Bobby!!!!!
No one wins a Division in April and May but they sure do LOSE them – except for the Mets who lose them the last to weekends of the season
David, there’s no such thing as “home field officiating.” These guys rotate to different ballparks, calling games for different teams throughout the season. No umpires are assigned to a team….
Jo-jo tommorow. Add another loss. I can’t believe the Braves have shown so much patience. The guy sucks face it.
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