2:38 pm May 21, 2009, by David O'Brien
May 21st, 20097:41 pm
Just heard on FSN Rocky Mountain that KJ might get some starts in center field.
Braves not taking enough pitches. This is how aaron cook beats you. Think he has the fewest pitches in a complete game. Somewhere around 67 pitches.
Francoeur with a hit!
May 21st, 20097:42 pm
FrancÔer gets a hit.
Joe is going to gush for 30 minutes now because Frenchy got a single.
MFin04 (Bennett, Buddy, and Cox Have to Go!)
Ooops, I mean, way to go Frenchy!
May 21st, 20097:43 pm
Well Jeff if anyone knows the Braves its FSN Rocky Mountain.
Frenchy goes the other way! Maybe the call from Rudy Jaramillo straightened him back out.
Pretty sad when a coach for another team can fix a hitter with a phone call, while Terry Pendleton justs stands around looking clueless.
Maybe I’m just immature, but I have to chuckle a little when the announcer says “Francoeur goes the other way”. Just me? Fine then.
Eric from MO
Least Im not listening to Skip Carey tonight. This is always a good thing.
Strike zone seems larger for the Cook man
Sorry, Mike S – this is the first game in a while I’ve been able to watch and blog instead of being out tutoring and listening on the radio, so I’m feeling feisty (although I’m actually trying to work on the computer at the same time).
May 21st, 20097:44 pm
Umpires are tough on Schafer. He takes a lot of close pitches, but they always seem to give it to the pitcher.
Way to go Frenchy, atta boy! I knew you could do it.
great story by Boog about Jeff getting one of Norton’s bats. I love that kind of inside scoop.
Kid seems to have decent stuff, but he’s small. Not crazy about that. He seems smaller than Chuck James. Hope he isn’t similar.
Another thing is when you are small and throwing 89-91 on your fastball, you better be locating with it AND your curve/slider and change. We’ll wait and see where this goes but I’m not particularly geeked up with what I’ve seen so far.
It’s a small man thing. Pound for pound you have to be BETTER than other major leaguers to be successful.
May 21st, 20097:45 pm
Tie it up Kris!!!!!
Schafer…best at-bat a Braves first time through the order.
Schafer gets a hit. Medlen’s first ML AB.
Medlen to bat.
Judging by how Kris Medlen’s intensity, his swing should be andruw jones like falling to one knee.
Good job Schafer. That at least tunrs the lineup over for next inning. Medlen used to be a position player. Let’s see how good he hits.
May 21st, 20097:46 pm
Drive them in Kris!
Eric from MO – you mean Chip Carey right.
Man, Medlen looks like he reallly knows what he’s doing up there.
May 21st, 20097:47 pm
Damn that was close
Medlen has some speed.
HEHE that second pitch by Cook was a “welcome to the majors kid” insider after Medlen hit the foul pretty solid.
Wow! I thought that was going to be a hit.
Umm…I dont think so!!!! Give the kid a hit!!!!
Medlen hits a swinging bunt to the third base side. Cook throws a 2 hopper to first and nips Medlen.
Shane, I trust FSNRM more than the hacks on this website. (Except for of course the people paid to blog here.)
Moby Carp – I only read this much and scrolled right past your long post.
“total BS dipstick. There could be any number or reasons”
How does that make ya feel? Wait. I won’t be reading that either. Maybe one day you’ll focus on the players/coaches and stop throwing around personal insults.
May 21st, 20097:48 pm
Il Cattivo yeah, my bad, I meant Chip.
In the words of the great Tom Seaver (and I have hated the Mets since their inception): “There are three factors in pitching — movement, location, and velocity. And the least important is velocity.”
May 21st, 20097:50 pm
I hope the Braves don’t induct Medlen into the Jair Jurrjens club.
Forgot to mention, Cox also said Kelly Johnson would be an option as the backup CF, since balls are easier to judge in CF than in LF, where Johnson used to play.
Diaz played some CF in college, and Francoeur in the minors. Martin Prado is the other of the four options he listed.
May 21st, 20097:51 pm
DOB – FYI, Santogold is no more. She had to change her name to Santigold I think because of a dispute with some jeweler.
The one career stat that will NEVER be challenged
Nolan Ryan: 5,714 strike outs. 7 no hitters. (12 one hitters, 18 two hitters) And most No-hitters taken to the 9th inning.
Single Season stat never to be broken:
Old Hoss Radbourn: Single Season Wins record: 59 (NL Grays)
Seems like he might be settling down.
Medlen versus Helton, round 2. Medlen gets strike three on a weak swing by Helton.
May 21st, 20097:52 pm
“In the words of the great Tom Seaver (and I have hated the Mets since their inception): “There are three factors in pitching — movement, location, and velocity. And the least important is velocity.”
Medlin seems to have movement, not much velocity. Locating his pitches will determine if he’s a keeper or not.
Right at him
Braves Paisan – how can you have hated the Mets since their inception (in 1962)? I can see since they beat the Braves in ‘69 (Gary Gentry!), but before that?
May 21st, 20097:53 pm
I like Medlen’s curve.
Paul – 59 wins. Lol. What’s the most in the last 20 years? 25 wins?
The one career stat that will never be broken Cy Young 511 Wins
May 21st, 20097:54 pm
Certainly, the movement and location to Helton was first rate. And he isn’t afraid to throw breaking stuff on the first pitch.
A nice 1 2 3 for Medlen.
Medlen mows them down in the third.
Now come on offense, be patient ~_~
May 21st, 20097:55 pm
62 pitches through 3 innings…he has bounced back nicely so far from that first inning. If he keeps this up this improvement, he could go 5 tonight. Let’s get him some runs boys! Top of the order coming up.
May 21st, 20097:56 pm
“Least Im not listening to Skip Caray tonight.”Eric from MO
If anyone is, please let me know what station.
May 21st, 20097:57 pm
WOW!!! Nice girlfriend!!
May 21st, 20097:58 pm
Nice good looking girlfriend
I corrected myself Tom!
May 21st, 20097:59 pm
lol @ Escobar’s bat!
Escobar is just an incredible leadoff hitter. 0 for 2.
Medlen is so darn short. LOL. He was talking to McCann in the dugout about something. Good to see them working well together.
Escobar gets a hit…the umpire with his bat… as he throws it away to run to first.
Sometimes it looks like TP has told Escobar to hit like Andruw formerly hit with that corkscrew and tumble
May 21st, 20098:00 pm
Good to see the kid settling down. He doesnt seem all that overawed right now, the way he was talking to Mac in the dugout.
It’s just plain stupid to say a record will never be broken. Unless we have a crystal ball and can peer into the future to see what the game and the players are like, we can’t say for sure.
May 21st, 20098:01 pm
Chipper couldn’t pull the trigger
Chipper looks awful at the plate in that at bat.
Chipper Jones is also an option for CF, he used to play CF in kindergarden.
Peavy uses no-trade clause to nix White Sox deal
After the White Sox reached aagreement with the Padres for right-handed ace Jake Peavy, the pitcher said no thanks. Peavy used a no-trade clause to reject the proposed deal.
May 21st, 20098:02 pm
Eric from MO–
Yeah, I see that. However, I still want to hear Skip!
Symrna Jim — I grew up in NY as a Yankees fan, with some of the same experiences as Billy Crystal and Bob Costas: watching Mickey Mantle stride the Stadium as a Colossus. Many of my grade school mates abandoned the Yankees for the Mets in 1962, mostly because their parents had been Dodgers and Giants fans. And, at least the Old Perfesser got it right in 1962, when, observing his “players” rhetorically asked “Can anybody here play this game?”
I stil email that question to my NY friends who are Mets fans. After five Mets errors on the coast, one sent the reply: “No”.
May 21st, 20098:03 pm
” I know that’s hard for two or three here to grasp, but it is what it is.” DOB
Woah. You best watch yourself my friend. Next thing you know, you’ll call somebody dude, call somebody a Boras client, and finish it off with a “yikes”.
Some people on here don’t like that.
Kris Medlen’s Hot Blonde Girlfriend
Seriously? DOB please share with us the usual name of the person who posted that at 7:59.
May 21st, 20098:04 pm
Smoltz always wanted to play CF. If he was still here Bobby would probably put him on the list too.
Really Tom??? I couldnt stand Skip either. The only Carey that was good was Harry. By the end of the game I normally muted the games Skip was announcing.
May 21st, 20098:06 pm
1/3 of our lineup would’ve swung at that.
Wonder if Jim Powell said “Just a bit outside” on that pitch….
That one’ll be on SportsCenter, I bet.
May 21st, 20098:07 pm
Can someone page Roger McDowell for a conference on the mound.
May 21st, 20098:08 pm
Wow, that one was almost the same spot. Trouble….
Bad luck start tonight
I think he’ll be fine after getting this one out of the way.
You’re pulling my leg, right?
Losing patience with that crap.
Is it really necessary to speak ill of the dead? There isn’t any reason in the world to talk about Skip.
Medlen having some serious control issues. Trainer is out to the mound. Apparently nothing is wrong. So, the game goes on.
Tom O – I would say hi, but I’m hard at work scoring 7th grade math answers online, so I’m paying no attention to the Braves game (and especially the blog – ignore all of the sarcastic posts that seem to be from me) or the music I’m listening to.
May 21st, 20098:09 pm
Eric from MO, I’ll take it that you didn’t get struck by lightning golfing (one can hope), or that you did, and that somebody else is using your moniker? Which would be really rude, because I think proper etiquitte states one should wait 24 hours after somebody is struck by lightning, before stealing their identity.
Kid doesn’t got it, no control now. Got to go and get him.
No Tom, Skip was horrible. All my friends made fun of him (they are cards fans) because he was so bad. His voice was all nasily and annoying. Couldnt stand him.
Anybody else confused what’s going on?
May 21st, 20098:10 pm
…should consider getting Medlen out of there before it gets really bad. Don’t want to dampen his spirits.
We’re gonna need a miracle now to win this one.
Mound, ball, something. He’s having trouble with something.
Hmmm. going downhill pretty quickly here.
May 21st, 20098:11 pm
Good job kiddo. But now u gotta go. No, they’re leaving him in. Come on Bobby, make me proud. That wasnt a strike either.
Listening to Joe and Boog, and I’m curious. Why don’t the minor leagues use the same brand of baseballs that are used in the majors? It seems kind of silly not to, especially if there really is a noticeable difference.
I told y’all he would blow up in the 4th! He’s not the answer folks. Chuck James from the right. Should be a homer here soon.
Now, ain’t Medlin just special. Three walks and nothing close to a strike. This is about to get really ugly.
N8 I live in Missouri…hence my name. So no defeintly didnt get struck by lighting.
May 21st, 20098:12 pm
This is Jeff Bennet-esque
Rob from SC
wgat happened to Medlen
And that’s that.
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