1:48 pm May 12, 2009, by David O'Brien
May 12th, 20097:48 pm
Not bad, Chipper!
Way to go Old Man, nice play
Elbow sure looked OK on that throw. Major league play by Hoss there, folks.
Mets Choke Artists
cricket, and I respect your show of respect
May 12th, 20097:49 pm
Huh DOB. Lots of empty seats around home plate when the game started, have filled up more in the last few minutes.
Nice play Hoss. Way to roll to take the strain.
He winced hard when he got up. What a man.
And it was K’fer who listens to The Frey. Color me surprised.
May 12th, 20097:50 pm
that play by Chipper was definitely double pits to chesty! those underhanded snap throws are the ones that hurt he says.
JJ flashin’ teh leatha!
May 12th, 20097:51 pm
#1 METS TROLL “Mets Choke Artist?? While the Mets weren’t winning the division what exactly were the braves doing sh!t for brains?”
Watching the Mets fold under pressure and helping them fold last year by handing them their lunch in the season series
Talked to Kelly Johnson about the new ballpark before the game, and he said he now likes coming to play here a lot more. Not because the clubhouse and ballpark are so much nicer (they are), but because the crowds are so much … well, tamer. At least the fans who are close to the field.
“They lost their intimidation factor completely” with the move to the new ballpark, he said. “The same people aren’t sitting at the same places anymore.”
He also said the playing surface was probably the best outside of the Southern California teams.
#1 METS TROLL (And Proud Of It)
May 12th, 20097:52 pm
I stand corrected on that. Nice job of Johnson using his foot to block the bag.
May 12th, 20097:53 pm
Way to christen the new park, Larry.
May 12th, 20097:54 pm
Dang it! Got held up in traffic, beer got warm and now I can’t get the video. Life sux! Although, once the beer I stuck in the freezer chills down, life will be good again. BTW, even with the CS, McCann still has the best SB% for the last 2 years. Right McFann? At least he tries to make something happen.
May 12th, 20097:55 pm
I can’t even hear the Larry chants or the boos. They were ALWAYS loud enough to hear on tv when they played in Shea.
Mets choke artist….The braves definitly have the role of “spoilers” down pact. There’s not much more to root for when your team wasn’t even playing winning baseball, hence the empty seats this year.
May 12th, 20097:56 pm
Wait people, how the hell do you single to deep center? Did Chipper fall down on the way to 1b?
Tuesday nights mean ESPN gamecast tonight b/c our company’s firewall doesn’t allow any sort of streaming media.
Good job there, Loafy.
May 12th, 20097:57 pm
Beltran joins DW on the GG team
May 12th, 20097:58 pm
Slugger, it looked like a routine flyball, Beltran just missed it and it dropped for a hit.
mets fan in atlanta
May 12th, 20097:59 pm
Posting from a restaurant with a tv but no sound:
That call on wright was terrible–and I’m sure someone mentioned, but pelfrey has struck out only 6 batters all year, and no one in his last start, and then promptly struck out Kelly Johnson in the first AB of the game.
May 12th, 20098:00 pm
Is McCann’s flyout a bomb in most MLB parks?
Go kotchman !!
“never lost a game in which he gave up no earned runs? It’s already happened to him twice this season”
Speculating, but I gotta think this isn’t that common to begin with.
May 12th, 20098:01 pm
Nice catch by Beltran. RBI single by Krotchy, Gramps was hauling ass on that play.
RHR – thanks! Wish Chipper had a little pep in his step to stretch it to 2b. That was one of the funniest things to read though: “Chipper Jones singled to deep center field.”
Way to get DP to C with it, Kotch!
mets fan in atlanta,
Call on DW was correct, confirmed on the replays that he never touched 2nd base, toched the shoes and all the SNY commentators agreed to this.
May 12th, 20098:02 pm
mets fan in atlanta
I’m now posting with sound, but no tv. I think they used to call that …radio?
mets fan atl – the Braves have done a good job so far this season of making average starters look like Cy Young winners. I’m not surprised.
Slugger, the single by Chipper was a solid line drive to left-center… but the OF played it on 1st bounce. Really no chance for anything more than 1 base. It was… a single, no matter who was running.
May 12th, 20098:03 pm
I just turned on the Braves game and I see that Chipper’s ” Santana ” elbow is better. What a wonderful medical recovery. What a team ” leader “. He should be OK until the next series and the next team’s ace pitcher. I can only wonder what his ailment will be then.
Oh yeah, Tom O’Hawke!
But why’d he stop hitting with RISP all of the sudden, eh? Just knocked his AVG in that category down to .250–was in the high .300’s not too long ago.
Great job by Casey, though.
Looks like Frenchy is returning to last season form.
Slugger Is McCann’s flyout a bomb in most MLB parks?
Maybe…but that doesn’t make it right…
May 12th, 20098:04 pm
Glad to see Casey continue to rake…I sure as heck wasn’t wanting to rely on Francine to get the hit…
Once again, how could you go from 29 HR’s to literally no power and having trouble just getting the ball through the infield?!
Pelfrey has gotten real lucky so far…hopefully we’ll start to capitalize more on some of his mistakes, and also here’s to JJ to continue to roll through the lineup!
May 12th, 20098:05 pm
To be fair, they’ve beatn Cy Young winners, too.
When all your outs are either hard and on the ground or strikeouts, you give yourself a chance against a guy like Santana.
If we were droppin and drivin last night, we lose that game.
JJ is pitching well so far…
Francy just sux.
May 12th, 20098:06 pm
Stop posting the same crap. Try checking chipper’s numbers against santana before posting.
May 12th, 20098:07 pm
DOB: is McCann not WEARING GLASSES when he is batting tonight?
It’s interesting isn’t it? This is one of my biggest head-scratchers of the steroid argument because there’s no way his performace has changed due to coming off of steroids.
I use that argument with guys like Adrian Beltre and others, but I think there’s only one explanation (and it’s very, very sensitive).
Jeff got married. That’s it.
Opportunity cost, but that’s life.
Casey Klutchman, and Casey Krotchman. He suffers double personality.
hahaha…they just called Casey captain clutch!
May 12th, 20098:08 pm
GA for GG
LOL. Garret made up for his bad play with a good play.
Nice play by G-Anderson.
What a play by Garret. Good throw.
Attaway to be on the ball GA!
May 12th, 20098:09 pm
Why is Double Pits to Chesty a daily thing on here?
It sounds so retarded and makes absolutely no sense!
Loaf Garret on a blackberry from LF
Don’t worry bout me guys, I’m alright. Be sure and visit Joe and Boog’s facebook page.
Gil In Mechanicsville
Two odd plays tonight… A broken bat on a bunt and a 7-4 fielder’s choice…
May 12th, 20098:10 pm
whats the link to joe &boogs facebook??please
This ballpark is huge. It will be difficult to hit homers, but it sure has a lot of ground to cover in the outfield.
Francoeur hasn’t drawn a walk since April 28th. In that time he has managed to hit the following: .275/.264/.373… His OBP is lower than his average! Impressive. But this isn’t much of an improvement from the guy.
KJ dives and comes up empty once again..
May 12th, 20098:11 pm
Patience, McFann, he only came back from the DL 4 days ago. You’re starting to act like one of my fellow New Yorkers.
Gil are you still a Bobby Rayburn fan?
Because Merretta Derrick is “and” idiot…
May 12th, 20098:12 pm
wow that play by anderson was surely double pits to chesty!
Tony Armas with 5 IP, 3 hits, 5 K’s so far for Gwinnett tonight (and just 58 pitches thrown). Just what we need… more pitching at AAA!
Mac needs to start getting in front of the ball. That makes 3 “backhands” he’s missed in the last 2 or 3 games.
braves57, you’re an idiot. Chipper has very good numbers vs. Santana. To suggest he faked an injury so he wouldn’t have to face him is beyond lame.
May 12th, 20098:13 pm
Maybe Mac didn’t see it. He is not wearing his glasses. Well it doesn’t matter great changeup.
Great pitch JJ. Whew!
What I’m talkin’ about! Nice K!
Wright is the Mets version of K’fer.
May 12th, 20098:14 pm
May 12th, 20098:15 pm
How much longer do we have to put up with Jeff fransour, I havent played sicne high school and i could manage his numbers with a week of practice. Damn son. Whats going on in your life.
Ha, Gil. Couldn’t have said it better myself.
May 12th, 20098:16 pm
Back to back non-strikeouts for Logan
Jordan went DEEP…..
not deep enough, but hey better than a K or a pop-up.
May 12th, 20098:17 pm
IMO, anyone that thinks Chipper faked or fakes an injury, ever, is an idiot. Or as some of you like to say “and idiot”.
Gotta love Joe & Boog!
When SportSouth froze (again) on mlb.com, I switched over to the NY station and they were saying something interesting about catchers. They were saying that catchers like to call the pitch they don’t want to see or can’t hit. Then the announcer said that McCann tends to call outside, but not so much inside….maybe not calling inside enough. What do you guys think? Any truth to that? Or just hot air?
2nd and 3rd with two outs and D. Wright strikes out looking?
Was the pitch not pretty enough?
That deserves this link:
All make sure you please, please ‘View Slideshow’ after visiting said link.
May 12th, 20098:18 pm
Gil, you got that one! You’re alright in my book, sport.
May 12th, 20098:19 pm
RHR – Do you work for one of the Atlanta news channels ?
They also did not show Chipper’s error against Houston that lost the game. I guess that you are going to come back and tell me what his fielding percentage is against Houston.
Listening to the Mets (SNY) announcers talk about Pelfey’s struggles and they could be talking about Jo Jo Reyes… Same type of learning curve.
May 12th, 20098:20 pm
Kelly Johnson is really tearing it up. Why in the hell is he even in there the way Infante was hitting?
May 12th, 20098:21 pm
not surprised that JJ has shut down ‘em down tonight…but i’m a little surprised the braves only have 1 run so far. not TOTALLY surprised. gg so far
BTW, what the heck are “numbletards”? I even asked Mr. Webster and he said, “HUH?”. My best guess would be, if a NUMBskull, married a nimBLE reTARD, they would produce “numbletards”. Am I close?
Yes, you are close. Very close indeed. Got a mirror handy?
May 12th, 20098:22 pm
K’fer. Nice. That made me laugh. Don’t know how often it has been typed but it is apt.
Watching the Dodgers sink into oblivion as they struggle to do anything without Manny…
May 12th, 20098:23 pm
RE: This link: http://men.style.com/gq/fashion/landing?id=content_5144 (and slideshow therein)…this was quite the funny topic in 06 when a guy brought in his GQ to the lockeroom.
This is worse than A-Rod kissing the mirror or whatever. These guys are so jacked up on juice that their body.
In comparison to an actual representation of a male baseball player’s article in GQ -> Here’s their take on hoss, and it’s a good read: http://men.style.com/gq/features/full?id=content_7467&pageNum=1
I like K’fer, I really do. But I also like the nickname. I can’t remember who it was here that came up with it but kudos to them.
May 12th, 20098:24 pm
I think they’re finally cold enough. I thought I’d share it with you, even if you’re not around. (here it comes …)PSHHHHHHHHTTTTT, wow, what a great sound! First one this month. Salute!!
Was that Anders streaking across the field?
May 12th, 20098:25 pm
A fan just ran on the field naked, in case they didn’t show it at home. He only had some sort of sock or scarf covering his package, and a bunch of words scrawled on his body in black ink. I could read “Let’s Go Mets” on his back.”
Was that Anders?
Oh, and Slugger, McCann’s long fly would’ve been out in Philly, that’s for sure.
May 12th, 20098:26 pm
From that GQ article (sounds a little bit like Schafer):
picked first overall in the 1990 amateur draft, Jones roared into his first minor league season draped in gold chains, at the wheel of a black Corvette. Before he’d ever played a major league game, he was referring to himself in the third person. In his first full season, the Braves won the World Series; he batted .364 in the playoffs after hitting .265 in the regular season. “Two sixty-five isn’t that bad,” he announced, “but I still think I’m a .300 hitter in this league.” (He was right: Over the next twelve seasons, he’d bat .300 nine times.)
Someone came on the blog with the handle “Jordan K’fer”. I don’t know if that was the original incarnation of the nickname, but I also love the nickname.
Is anyone going to the Ted Saturday night to watch Max Scherzer pitch? I’m using my free birthday ticket for that occasion. Thanks Braves. Happy birthday to me. Even though my birthday was approximately 6 months ago.
May 12th, 20098:27 pm
Was that “nekkid” dude DP to C enough for you???
DOB – I thought it said DPTC …..I dunno.
Man 2 fans on the field in 1 road trip….gotta be ODD.
May 12th, 20098:28 pm
Sorry, but last post about that article. On Chipper being vocally assertive throughout his career:
He would also try to assert himself in the clubhouse, twice criticizing the team’s play, only to be “aired out big-time,” he says, by manager Bobby Cox and some of his teammates. “They had conversations with me about ‘the way it’s done here.’ And okay, I learned from it. I won’t say another word. And I haven’t. That’s one of the reasons I’m not the vocal leader that some fans in Atlanta want me to be.” With an ironic smile, he says, “I’m what the Braves have made me
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