2:38 pm May 21, 2009, by David O'Brien
May 21st, 20097:01 pm
That Teixeira Trade Again….
I’m not trying to start a fight. Just pointing that out to you.
I said it earlier..Peavy is looking like an A Hole,….seriously.
I don’t think Jake Peavy knows who he wants to pitch for.
May 21st, 20097:02 pm
The White Sox aren’t very good. I can’t blame Peavy for turning that deal down.
MFin04 (Bennett, Buddy, and Cox Have to Go!)
May 21st, 20097:03 pm
No one in their right-mind would have thought that he was going to pitch for the White Sox. Maybe the Cubs, but not the White Sox.
I’m wishing Medlen a successful debut and I just heard Boog and Joe say he can hit, that’s a good thing
May 21st, 20097:04 pm
Chop Chop- guess thats why Peavy didn’t come to the braves, the braves aren’t very good either!
By the way, it’s Bobby Cox’s 68th birthday.
May 21st, 20097:05 pm
Happy Birthhday to Bobby. Lets hope his team can give him a win for a gift.
May 21st, 20097:06 pm
Now I can understand not wanting to pitch in the AL, but this is the 3rd time they tried to trade him. He can’t just keep saying no, when his team is obviously struggling financially. He just needs to man up. Besides, whose to say Chicago wouldn’t have turned around and traded him again.
Stuck at work. Gonna “watch” the game on MLB Gameday
One year closer to retiring. Can I get an AMEN!!!!???
May 21st, 20097:07 pm
Enter your comments here
May 21st, 20097:09 pm
I wish MFin would retire from this blog
Amen…anyway Happy Birthday Bobby.
Be Back soon gotta eat.
May 21st, 20097:10 pm
Tom O Hawke, brilliant post @ 6:49
Happy Birthday, Mr. Cox
Macon Braves (RIP)
AustinBrave—ENOUGH of the Hanson for Adrian Gonzalez crap. Hanson is not going anywhere, and he SHOULDN’T go anywhere!! Jeez man, the Braves weren’t willing to give up Hanson for Peavy, but they’re gonna trade him for Gonzalez? A first baseman? Hanson a top ten rated prospect in ALL of baseball, and is ready NOW for the majors, as soon as the Braves feel they need him up. OUTFIELD help is what the Braves, and last I checked, Gonzalez nor Kotchman play that position.
May 21st, 2009
Thanks for the Breaking News bravefaninok
Here we go….good luck Medlen
One up one down
May 21st, 20097:11 pm
Is there any way to listen to the game?
May 21st, 20097:12 pm
Nice start so far..2 up, 2 down.
May 21st, 20097:14 pm
I like his arm action, but no way he’s 5′10″…I’d say 5′7″
Piedmont Blues: great call a couple of hours ago on batting Jordan 9th…..makes perfect sense. In addition, the pitchers probably put the ball in play as much as he does.
May 21st, 20097:15 pm
Dang Medlen does look like he’s 12 years p;d/
yeah just call it like i see it… Alot of people on this blog just bitch alot..
Here’s a chirp for ya, cricket.
Hey, if you’re gonna remember who you gave up your first hit to, could be a lot worse than Todd Helton, that’s for sure.
And your first balk….
Medlen could not even get out of the inning without a blistering liner to center, and then a balk. Clearly not ready for prime time.
balk, welcome to the bigs Medlen!
good start so far for Medlen, he already looks better than Jo-Jo ever has.
Bloop hit for Helton. Rookie mistake on the balk, but still looks good.
May 21st, 20097:16 pm
Balk a Day Bob strikes again
May 21st, 20097:17 pm
and his first run given up,
Hawpe gets the first solid contact on Medlen.
It’s alright though.
Welcome to the bigs, kid.
His fastballs have been 89-91 so far. Hawpe hit a breaking ball for the RBI single.
May 21st, 20097:18 pm
Welcome to the braves kid…………..thats how it works here……………LOL………..great pitching……nothing to show for.
mets fan in atlanta
Shane, are you watching the game? haha…thats a balk in little league
May 21st, 20097:19 pm
…High pitch count already too… : (
May 21st, 20097:20 pm
I am going to hang some of this on Mac. He should have gone out to give him a breather. It finally take Roger McDowell to come out and use up a visit.
wow how about the pitch count tough luck kid but we look for results and the fact of the matter is hes not gonna pitch deep in the game and thats not good
Never seen Medlen pitch before. Doesn’t seem like a control artist. Probably not good if your only hitting 90.
smart move here by Bobby and Roger. Let the kid get his nerves under control. He kind of lost focus a little after the Helton AB.
May 21st, 20097:21 pm
Poor kid. Come on kid, you got this.
Anyone here know if there is a dress code for the 755 club? Sorry not related to the game…
ive never seen someone pitch this good and have this bad luck
May 21st, 20097:22 pm
Zephyr 8: Medlen’s known for great control.
Hy mets fan. The Mutts are choking a little earlier than usual this year dont you think
34 pitches…and still not out of the inning.
May 21st, 20097:23 pm
Nice curve by Medlen.
Was that a 35 pitch first inning?
The one career stat that will NEVER be challenged:
Cy Young — 749 COMPLETE GAMES.
(The number is not a misprint.)
35 pitches. Hope we can get 5 out of him
I really like the movement on Medlen’s pitches. It is going to take some time for him to get used to MLB hitters, but all in all he shows a lot of potential. If you can move the ball around, change speed, and throw with good control, you will be successful.
Um, ok, looks like JoJo to me.Soft -tosser. No out pitch. Might be excellent trade bait though.He’s not going to make it past the 4th inning.
May 21st, 20097:24 pm
35 pitches for Medlen in first inning, including 24 strikes
“Zephyr 8: Medlen’s known for great control.”
Good to know. Hope it was just nerves
I would have taken that as my first inning in the big leagues, as opposed to what I actually experienced – oh, wait, that was just a dream.
DOB, is Clint Hurdle that ugly in person?
Nasty Hook..that Kid has
Hopefully Medlen will get settled down in the second inning. And, only giving up one run isn’t bad, the pitch count is to be determined.
May 21st, 20097:25 pm
Get an IV, a rubdown, adjust the bill on your cap and go get em in the 2nd, kid. Tough start that he got himself out of with the strikeout.
Thanks a lot Couch Tater..
May 21st, 20097:26 pm
Paulding Paul, it’s idiots like you that make me appreciate some on here that bash ignorance…even mine sometimes.
Come on Paul – one inning and you are ready to turn the page on this kid. You must be like the smartest baseball mind ever!
[sarcasm]Ya gotta love people who watch one inning and know more about a pitcher than the complete morons in charge of the Braves.[sarcasm]
Braves need to get at least one here, get the game back tied and let Medlen relax and not worry about being perfect.
May 21st, 20097:27 pm
Bit nervous out there…. He’ll calm down.
I liked this: “The Padres right-hander invoked his no-trade clause Thursday to reject a deal that would have landed the Padres four players — left-handers Aaron Poreda and Clayton Richard and two players to be named”
Not as impressive as what the Braves were offering. He’ll be sinking that ship by staying too long. Perhaps we can wiggle Gonzalez out of ‘em.
At least Chipper’s still in the 3 hole, hopefully he’ll buy Medlen a few more minutes.
I like how 10’s of people showed up for this, by the way.
Looks like they gave Medlen’s parents their own section for the game. Very considerate of the Front Office.
May 21st, 20097:28 pm
Keylargo – Medlen is the new rookie, he will incur the wrath of god himself if he even attempts to bend the bill of that cap. LOL
People…its his ML debut. Give the kid a break! The balk messed with his groove a lil. He will get it back
2 homer night from Schafer….I am calling it
May 21st, 20097:29 pm
Got to like Medlen….Works quick and threw strikes
Half man, half amazing. That’s our Larry.
Good thing Escobar didn’t get on – that would have been the first DP of the day.
May 21st, 20097:30 pm
Thanks, Bear. I usually don’t make my first post of the day, so controversial, but what the heck?
May 21st, 20097:31 pm
That wasn’t an RBI double…
It looks like it’s going to be a tough night for Medlen. He clearly isn’t a strikeout pitcher, he needs to rely on being economical and pitching to contact.
The Kid looks like he has good breaking stuff and can get it over.
May 21st, 20097:34 pm
Philliesuk, if you were serious, no, the 755 club does not have a dress code.
May 21st, 20097:35 pm
showing bunt…throw it right down the middle…take the out.
There is one thing this guy has that I love………..he has lots of energy…………makes you feel the team is alive and kickin´
Certainly a fast worker, he looks to have a lot of energy.
May 21st, 20097:36 pm
The Kids getting no help from the ump.
looks to be overthrowing a little, and the umpire is definately squeezing him a little, but he is just barely missing which is to be expected with first game nerves.
3 walks……….Is the strikezone in the minors larger?
May 21st, 20097:38 pm
That guy knows how to pound the lower outside corner………looks great to me.
Eric from MO
Other than the two walks and the balk, he has looked as good as his stats in minors.
If the kid can settle in he is going to be really good. Can throw lots of different pitches for strikes.
Medlen lucked out by getting three outs before all those runs would have scored (and don’t ask which runs – you know who you are!)
Tomas, I think the walks are just nerves. It is not like he is throwing the ball all over the park, he is just barely missing, and the ump is holding him to a tight strikezone.
Like it or not, Peavy would rather play for Ozzie than Cox.— JEFFY321
total BS dipstick. There could be any number or reasons other than the managers that he might choose to go to Chicago now.You are just too stupid to figure that out and too obsessed with your hatred of Cox to even have a clue.
But the really funny thing is that it looks like you are totally wrong again and that he has not agreed to the trade. Your ignorance about baseball is so monumental that it almost defies comprehension. Why you continue to post and be the laughing stock of the blog is difficult to fathom. Obviously you are in severe need of attention.
Actually so far I have been giving you the benefit of the doubt and assuming that you are indeed the callow foolish 14 year old that your posts make you out to be. If so, maybe another 10-15 years of like will allow you to become a not too retarded adult.
On the other hand if you are even a day over 15 then the prognosis gets much more dire. In that case Dr Carpe pities you for what will probably be a life of failure and ridicule in most of your endeavors.
Sad sad case.
BTW as far as trannies go I bet you prefer a big hand full of stick shift, huh?
Carry on, buttercup.
May 21st, 20097:39 pm
thanks Smyrna, you just made me inhale a mouthful of Diet Coke.
Tomas who taught you to count?
Kris Medlen…4.50 ERA
May 21st, 20097:40 pm
I like Medlen so far. He works quick, which keeps the defense on its toes. He’s a little wild right now, but I attribute that to nerves. You can tell he’s got good control and a little deception as only one ball has been hit solid off him so far. He’ll be alright, people!
Braves sure are showing some great patience at the plate so far….ugh.
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