1:48 pm May 12, 2009, by David O'Brien
May 12th, 20098:29 pm
Okay, that was surreal. I paused my Tivo and I’m sitting here watching the bottom of the 4th on the edge of my seat with runners at second and third and Wright at the plate. Damn, wild pitch! Come on JJ, get him.
And as this is happening I logged onto the Braves ajc page and with one glance was relieved to see that JJ, not surprisingly, got out of it. And upon flipping back to the game I strike three on the outside corner. And yet it was sort of disappointing at the same time it was relieving. Imagine that.
But it was weird and awesome and I think it really makes for a great story as in the one I just told.
Of course the downside being the Braves not scoring in the top half when I was so sure they would.
The end. Don’t tell me what happens. Kelly just made the last out, I’m going to fast forward.
p.s. JJ is the man.
enjoy that beer for me
May 12th, 20098:30 pm
How much longer do we have to put up with Jeff fransour
Till Bobby Cox hits the bricks.
Kelly Johnson is really tearing it up. Why in the hell is he even in there the way Infante was hitting?
Because Cox loves him some KJ. (Especially leading off!)
HOSS! Damn. That would’ve been in the parking lot in Shea.
Good base running Yunel
That was a home run in…quite a few parks probably
May 12th, 20098:31 pm
Damn! One more biscuit for breakfast Hoss and ……..
Kelly’s makin’ some damn good plays there at second.
I like it.
This park is huge. Takes a blast to get it out here in most parts of the park, especially with the high walls in most areas.
May 12th, 20098:32 pm
I got five bucks Garrett Anderson hits a ground ball.
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Sac Fly GA
Nice pro AB by GA
With all the extra ‘work’ Brian McCann’s supposedly been doing in the off-season, you’d think that he would have come up with a way to block a ball to his right. He simply isn’t a very good defensive catcher.
Occurs to me, with the comment that the stadium security folks are reluctant to ‘grab’ a nekkid streaker, maybe they ought to publicize that certain of the security people will be equipped with tasers (sp?)…I think that would tend to hurt.
I be damn he can hit a fly ball.
May 12th, 20098:33 pm
Good job Garret
There goes your $5 ~_~
Ah, a streaker. Glad I didn’t fast forward although I’m also glad they didn’t show it.
OHHH! Joe Simpson with the line of the year. Nice one.
it might hurt but it’d be funny
That big park has to favor the Braves (who can’t really hit ‘em out of small parks). Anyway, Garret’s not the most exciting player in the game, but he’s doing a lot of things right. Good at-bat there to get the run home.
cabravesfan…If you don’t mind, I’ll enjoy the 2nd one for you. The 1st one is mine, all mine, mine, mine!
May 12th, 20098:34 pm
What’s the ticket deal they keep talking about where you get free 755 club membership? I keep missing it.
Stupid field dimensions…something people rarely discuss with record books (like Maris hooking the ball down the RF line).
Or people subtracting 10 feet from their current launching pad (old Busch Stadium) by doing a few extra cycles in the offseason. McGwire’s swing sucked. Bonds hit jacks (about 20 less a year) when he was skinny, but he still had a good, short swing capable of some damage.
BigMac was a men’s league softball player that took Roids in the 80s and switched to HGH in the mid-90s.
Now he’s rich and hits golf balls 600 feet all day long in the desert. I don’t think he cares much about his legacy.
I think BM is a heck of a defensive catcher.
May 12th, 20098:35 pm
Coach (2010 or bust)
May 12th, 20098:37 pm
Third time through the order and the Braves bats have Pelfrey measured. Jurrjens is cruising.
So far so good….
I’ve held it for as long as I can. How can MLB let the mets have a brick backstop and a concrete cap block on top of the brick? I openly wondered how the Brewers could have left the same type of situation, only down the left field line, that ended M. Diaz’s year. Remember, he made a sliding catch into the wall in foul territory that resulted in season ending surgery.
This is an accident waiting to happen behind home plate though. And a NY lawyer is no match for McFann if BMac gets hurt.
Eric from MO
Bleu really? I think he blows defensively as a catcher. Then again, I live right out of St. Louis where Yady plays.
May 12th, 20098:38 pm
I can certainly wait I’m just wishing I had some of my own but I’ve been too lazy to go to the store
It will make my life (ok not really but ykwim) if Chipper hits one out during this first series in the Mets new park.
May 12th, 20098:39 pm
DOB – Not only is the park huge, but I heard the physical location yields some pretty dead air there. It’s amazing what a park instantly becomes known for (for better or worse), and teams spend 100M – 3B to build the parks with all the accessories and glitz.
Most people will recall a field first if it’s a ‘launching pad’ (Coors, Wrigley, Fenway, US Cellular). How could the Yankees not account for ball flight before building that shopping mall?
mbatl, I was just thinking the same thing about Anderson. He won’t do anything exciting which is why he doesn’t get the attention like others that put up his kinda numbers, but he seems to always be there when you need him.
Butterfingers Johnson wanted to throw that one away BAD!
May 12th, 20098:40 pm
He simply isn’t a very good defensive catcher.
I see DirtyDawg is about to step off the edge of the precipice.
Funny looking play….we’ll take it.
May 12th, 20098:41 pm
Well bleu…that pretty much clears it up for me. Oh, I get it, you’re using the ‘You’re doing a heck of a job Brownie’ version of ‘heck-of-a’.
jennifer in GA
May 12th, 20098:42 pm
RHR — http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=atl…. and read it will tell u about the deal
JJ is reminding me a lot of Maddux where you feel like you’re going to win every time he’s pitching.
Last time I’ll post the links because they’re both AWESOME in their own regard:
Article on Chipper:
Article on Wright/Reyes and photoshoot with all sorts of ‘undertones:’
Please do yourself a favor and visit both.
May 12th, 20098:44 pm
Jurrjens’ throwin’ rocks tonight!
i’m likin’ what i’m seein’ thru 6. jj may be able to go 2 more tonight
May 12th, 20098:45 pm
Another thing on JJ… everybody in baseball will know his name when this season is done, maybe before that. Some stat geeks will ignore him because he doesn’t K a ton of guys, but dude can flat out shut down any team with that stuff.
No More Bobby
May 12th, 20098:46 pm
We need a DYN-O-MITE section at Turner Field for JJ when he pitches. Somebody get on that.
I’m sorry I went to the link with the Wright/Reyes pics. Don’t go there.
His OBP is lower than his average! Impressive. TENNESSEE PAUL
you want to explain how that is possible?
May 12th, 20098:48 pm
Boog just gained 108740812354 cool points.
May 12th, 20098:49 pm
Seriously Slugger… Not cool.
That was some incredible defense by our boys on the right side of the infield.
Gotta get some runs and knock this knucklehead out of the game.
haha I showed the pics to my girlfriend and the first thing she says is “are they gay?”
May 12th, 20098:50 pm
The Braves starting pitching is working on it’s fourth straight quality start, not to mention possibly winning four straight games for the first time this season.
May 12th, 20098:51 pm
Georgetown the only way I could that is possible is if you get a single and try to stretch it out for a double and get thrown out. You get the hit, but Im not sure if it would count for OBP.
P.S. I have no idea what Tennessee Paul was referencing. I just got on a little bit ago.
Frenchy is struggling a little bit, looks like he’s searching again. As I type this, he hit a rocket to Wright.
At any rate, would be nice if Frenchy went back to what he was doing a couple of weeks ago, BUT…. as long as Shafer is in the lineup, Frenchy doesn’t seem to be that much of a problem.
May 12th, 20098:52 pm
Ok, Ok, I get it, we don’t criticize out pet players. Makes us a traitor, or unAmerican, or un-homey, or something. Let me say it a clearly as I know how. I love the way the kid swings the bat. He’s as good at getting the fat part on the ball as anybody you’ll see, and the best hitting catcher in MLB, and that includes the guy in Minnesota…it’s just that he’s not, by any means, ‘good’ defensively…passable yes, but not ‘good’. He doesn’t block balls well and has only an average arm. He’s not even the best defensively on our team – he’s probably third best, at best. How’s that for a precipice?
Well! Ya don’t have to insult me!
Just givin’ ya the business. I know, I gotta give the guy a break…I get myself too worked up sometimes.
Keylargo And a NY lawyer is no match for McFann if BMac gets hurt.
You got that right!!
Hadn’t noticed the brick yet…yeah, that is pretty bad.
Oh, and the segment about the “So Long, Shea” book was hilarious!
May 12th, 20098:53 pm
Not that there’s anything wrong with that!
May 12th, 20098:54 pm
What’s going on here. Y’all talked all day about how bad Pelfrey was. I expected to tune in late and see us up by 6-8 runs.
Georgetown and Eric MO,
More sac flys than walks.
May 12th, 20098:55 pm
No, not at all Tom. Just strange pictures.
Y’all talked all day about how bad Pelfrey was. I expected to tune in late and see us up by 6-8 runs
Have you not followed the Braves long? When a pitcher is “bad” it means the entire league kills him and he comes in a dominates the Braves.
May 12th, 20098:56 pm
SHODDY DEFENSE BY FRENCHY!
how funny would it be if MariettaDerek was really Derek Lowe? LOL
May 12th, 20098:57 pm
WHAT A DOUBLE PLAY!
Very tricky bounce off that section of the wall. Looked like it would carom at an ngle, but it hit that support post and kicked back straight, got Francoeur turned around. Would’ve been a double if it had bounced like it looked like it would. Instead, a trip.
CANNON THROW BY SCHAFER as a typed that above. Wow, what a play.
Great throw by Schafer and tag by Mac, eh.
Wow- GREAT play by Jordan & Mac!
What A GREAT PLAY
Sorry, who’s not a defensive catcher?
If my buddy, Smyrna Jim was here, he’d tell you it’s a typo. It’s mathematically impossible. If it wasn’t a typo, then he’s a numbletard.
SHUTOUT IN TACT!
Wayne in Utah
Nice throw and tag by our boys!
Nice throw by Schafer. GREAT play by McCann. Wow!
May 12th, 20098:58 pm
Excellent job by Schafer
Gil In Mechanicsville
Wow, great play on Wright by Schafer and McCann..
Great throw, kid! That play at the plate was definitely DP to C!
Love those double plays when it isn’t the Braves running into them.
Eric from MO, & Georgetown,
One of them uses plate appearances and the other uses at bats ( in the denominator ). Usually PA>AB because of SF,S and BB. Hence possible.
I was thinking as Jordan got under that ball that he took a great route and got himself in a perfect position to throw it…didn’t think Wright would tag up, actually- kinda glad he did
JEFF321 that was not shotty defense by Jeff. He played it right ball just kicked weird. No way he could of known it was going to do that.
May 12th, 20098:59 pm
“you want to explain how that is possible?” – GeorgetownBrave
It’s possible, just not very common. A guy with very few walks, and a decent number of sacrifice flies, can achieve that unusual distinction.
An example stolen from some website: “if a player has 2 hits in 6 at bats with a sacrifice fly, his batting average would be .333, but his on-base percentage would be .286″
I guess that’s true… 7 plate appearances, 2 times on base. Right?
…….and Stretch McCann finishes the play!!! Yer OUT!!!
Nice rocket throw from Jordan.
Lets see, JJ has 90 pitches through 7 innings and has the bottom of the order coming up next inning, do you think Bobby lets him start the 8th or does he bring in Soriano or Gonzalez?
Dangit…of all times for the TV to be on another friggin’ channel!
Can’t wait for the replay on that.
Nice JS and McCann…
Georgetown-Frenchy’s OBP is lower than his batting average because he has at least one sac fly. Sac fly counts as a plate appearance, but not as an at bat. The formula for OBP is hits plus walks plus hbps, divided by plate appearances. Anyway, thats the only way its possible to have a lower obp than batting average.
May 12th, 20099:00 pm
McFann…why are you flipping the channels
Yes it was a goodun’. But it doesn’t change my opinion of his overall defensive abilities, sorry.
I wish they would tell what this “ticket deal” is instead of just acting like we know. It ends in an hour and I might be interested..whatever it is is not advertised on the braves site.
May 12th, 20099:01 pm
Alright enough about pitching, we know how good the Braves pitching is, and that’s all we have on the farm.
Where the hell are the hitters?
dang that was a GREAT play!!!
Thats why the kid is out there…Defense….Good play Schafer
Eric from MO, What did you think about that tag at the plate?
May 12th, 20099:02 pm
WHAT A PLAY! So much more fun watching the Bravos these days…
Eric from MO – Frenchy was playing too shallow.
May 12th, 20099:03 pm
Rhr—- try this—-http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/ticketing/index.jsp?c_id=atl
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