Infante out — it could’ve been worse

  What’s not for a Braves fan to be pleased about today, when you wake and your team is only 1-1/2 games out of first place, your top three starters are all healthy pitching well, your shortstop is starting to sizzle, and … oh yeah.
   You did lose your versatile veteran utility man and best leadoff hitter, Omar Infante, last night to a broken finger that could sideline him until the All-Star break or longer.
  Hey, it could be a lot worse, folks. Think of where the team would be if it were not Infante lost for two months, but Chipper Jones, Yunel Escobar, Brian McCann or one of the top starters, Derek Lowe, Jair Jurrjens or Javier Vazquez.
  See what I mean? Could be a lot worse. Look at the Mets, dealing with injuries to Carlos Delgado (out for two months or more) and perhaps Jose Reyes.
  Yes, could be a lot worse.
  Not that this isn’t bad. But it’s part of baseball. Teams deal with injuries, and losing a utility player for two months, even if it was one as productive and versatile as Infante, is preferable to losing one of your top lineup regulars or a key starting pitcher for such a significant stretch of the season.
  Preliminary diagnosis was that Infante, who’s being examined by a hand specialist today, was expected to be out at least six to eight weeks. The Braves will miss him, for sure. He’s hit .373 (19-for-51) with eight RBI in his past 16 games, and his .437 on-base percentage in the leadoff role ranked as the third-best among NL leadoff men with enough plate appearances to qualify.
   Second baseman Kelly Johnson’s .262 leadoff OBP is the second-lowest among NL qualifiers, better than only some guy named Jimmy Rollins (and can you believe Rollins still has just a .247 OBP?).
Infante also had a team-best .385 average (15-for-39) against lefty pitchers.
  But like I said, could’ve been worse. Could have been Mac, Escobar, Chippper, Lowe, Jurrjens….
  The Braves will probably explore trades, but it seems unlikely they could find a suitable player at the right price who could do the things Infante does, including backing up center field. And no, Mark DeRosa doesn’t play center.
  Diory Hernandez is to be called up from Triple-A to be the second backup infielder along with Martin Prado, and the Braves will likely make do with an emergency center fielder from the group of Prado, Matt Diaz and Jeff Francoeur, who played some center field in the minors).
 Rookie Jordan Schafer has played all 39 games so far, through hell or high water (or slumps and strikeouts – many strikeouts), so no reason to believe he can’t keep playing there every day, barring injury.
  If he gets hurt in a game, Braves could plug one of those other guys in there for a few innings and have Gregor Blanco or Brian Barton up the next day from Triple-A Gwinnett to play CF for a longer period.
For now, it’ll be up to KJ or perhaps Escobar to handle the leadoff role. I’m guessing Kelly’s going to be the primary guy there for the time being, unless he just falls on his face.
  Speaking of Escobar, he’s hit .341 (31-for-91) with 10 extra-base hits (three homers) and 16 RBI in his past 23 games, with a .419 OBP and .516 slugging percentage, and his .450 average (18-for-40) with runners in scoring position ranks second in the NL behind Brad Hawpe’s .469.

 ♦ Solid at the top: They ain’t the Braves’ Big Three of old, but they’ll do in this day and age. Jurrjens (4-2, 1.96 ERA), Vazquez (4-3, 3.39) and Lowe (5-2, 3.58) have pitched 55 or more innings and led the Braves to the second-best starters’ ERA in the league at 3.84, behind the Dodgers (3.55) and ahead of the Pirates (3.97) and Cubs (4.01).
  The Braves have done that despite having two starters with some rather ugly numbers, Kenshin Kawakami (2-5, 5.73) and Jo-Jo Reyes (0-2, 6.58).

Medlen debuts tonight

Medlen debuts tonight

  Reyes was dropped from the rotation last week and gave up two runs in one inning in his first relief appearance last night before leaving the game with a strained hamstring. If the decision on who to send down to make room for Kris Medlen wasn’t already made, it was when Reyes got hurt.
  Medlen is set to make his major league debut tonight, weather permitting, with a start against the Rockies in the finale of a four-game series that the Braves lead 2-1 after scoring 20 runs in two wins the past two nights.
  Medlen was 5-0 with a 1.19 ERA in eight games (six starts) at Gwinnett, with 44 strikeouts and 10 walks in 37-2/3 innings.
  As for the Braves’ current Big Three, they’re all on pace for 16 to 20 wins and more than 200 innings pitched, which is exactly what the Braves hoped to get from their first three starters.
  Because of those three guys, the Braves also lead NL starters with a .309 on-base percentage allowed, just ahead of the Dodgers (.313).

 

 ♦ Livin’ large: Kawakami hasn’t quite lived up to expectations yet, but the dude’s livin’ large. First, he bought a mansion in the north Atlanta suburbs that had belonged to rapper Bow Wow. And last week, Kawakami bought a black Maserati.
  Anyone who’s met Kawakami and talked to him (albeit through a translator, as K.K. speaks very little English) would probably smile while conjuring an image of this seemingly shy, soft-spoken Japanese pitcher living in Bow Wow’s old crib and driving a shiny new Maserati.
  ”Yeah, he’s straight gangsta,” reliever Peter Moylan said of Kawakami. (Moylan was smiling when he said that.)

 ♦ Did you realize: The Braves’ 9-4 record since May 6 is the best in the NL East in that span, followed by the Mets (9-6), Phillies (7-7), Marlins (4-10) and Nationals (4-11).

 ♣ Speaking of music: I’m loving this wild, cool, original CD The Spirit of Apollo by the group N.A.S.A. (which stands for North America South America, not the space agency). Anyone who can successfully blend guest appearances by such a wide-ranging assemblage of talent that includes Tom Waits, Kanye West, David Byrne, Chuck D and Santogold, deserves to be heard by progressive-thinking music fans, I’d suggest. The beats are stone cold, the messages bold, the end result anything but old (OK, that was my sorry attempt at rhyme).
  There’s been a ton of great stuff released lately, topped, for me, by that record, along with Steve Earle’s Townes tribute album, Bob Dylan’s Together Through Life, and new CDs by Manchester Orchestra, BloodkinMastodon, Buddy & Julie Miller, Robyn Hitchcock, and Peter, Bjorn & John.

THE GOLDEN STATE by John Doe
You are the hole in my head
I am the pain in your neck
You are the lump in my throat
I am the aching in your heart
We are tangled
We are stolen
We are living where things are hidden

You are something in my eye
And I am the shiver down your spine
You are on the lick of my lips
And I am on the tip of your tongue
We are tangled
We are stolen
We are buried up to our necks in sand

We are luck
We are fate
We are the feeling you get in the golden state
We are love
We are hate
We are the feeling I get when you walk away….
Walk away

Well you are the dream in my nightmare
I am that falling sensation
You are not needles and pills
I am your hangover morning
We are tangled
We are stolen
We are living where things are hidden

We are luck
We are fate
We are the feeling you get in the golden state
We are love
We are hate
We are the feeling I get when you walk away
Walk away
Walk away

You are the hole in my head
You are the pain in your neck
You are the lump in my throat
I am the aching in your heart

 

1,572 comments Add your comment

Steve from OH

May 21st, 2009
2:43 pm

Imagining Peter Moylan saying “straight gangsta” in his Aussie accent is more than enough to make me smile.

New idea for a sitcom–soft spoken Japanese pitcher moves in with American rappers to save on rent. Hilarity ensues.

bravefaninok

May 21st, 2009
2:44 pm

Thanks for the new blog DOB….

Justin B.

May 21st, 2009
2:45 pm

KK living in Bow wows old crib, thats funny. LOL

kdbanks

May 21st, 2009
2:45 pm

DOB – No shot that Gorkys would get the call to fill in CF if Schafer gets hurt? He’s hitting much better than Blanco and Barton (albeit at AA, not AAA), and is supposedly a plus outfielder.

I wouldn’t mind bringing some speed up to the big club and letting Norton go work out his kinks in the minors, if he’d accept the assignment. Right now he’s not even our number one pinch hitter, even after Infante’s injury.

Willy Wally

May 21st, 2009
2:46 pm

Ain’t nuthin’ gangsta about Lil’ Bow Wow. Alex Trebek is more gangsta than Lil’ Bow Wow.

CB

May 21st, 2009
2:47 pm

DOB I’m suprised you think Kelly will be leading off after the other night,but a major league hitter shouldn’t let where he hits affect him. I’m really looking forward to Medlen’s start tonight, maybe watching our next star.

Chop Chop

May 21st, 2009
2:48 pm

Peter Moylan saying “straight gangsta” is roughly equivalent to Tropic Thunder’s Kirk Lazarus saying it.

Chop Chop

May 21st, 2009
2:48 pm

Alex Trebek got the hollow points for the snitches, Willy Wally.

brent a.

May 21st, 2009
2:49 pm

tired of Jake Peavy . . .

Piedmont Blues (ex-BFIR)

May 21st, 2009
2:50 pm

Thanks for the bloggage, DOB.

(From the last blog, kinda)–

Unless the Braves can find a legit backup CF (I don’t include Prado, Frenchy, or Diaz as options, no matter what Bobby says), you have to wonder if Norton won’t be shopped around, even if it’s just to get some value for him. The bench now consists of a backup catcher, half of a LF platoon, a utility IF (Hernandez), a utility IF/OF who can’t play SS or CF, and a PH who can’t play defense anywhere for more than a few innings.

And the backup CF is in AAA. You really have to wonder if a player with Norton’s skill set just doesn’t fit on this roster.

Joshua

May 21st, 2009
2:51 pm

As a proud resident of the City of Atlanta, I’m just curious as to what high-rise it is that Jordan Schafer has set up his digs in Midtown. Props to not just buying a house in North Buckhead, Alpharetta, Milton, et al.

Macon Braves (RIP)

May 21st, 2009
2:52 pm

For now, it’ll be up to KJ or perhaps Escobar to handle the leadoff role. I’m guessing Kelly’s going to be the primary guy there for the time being, unless he just falls on his face.

And my day was going so well…. :-(

Macon Braves (RIP)

May 21st, 2009
2:52 pm

Crap, can someone tell me how you get things to “italics”.

Rev. Otis Nixon

May 21st, 2009
2:55 pm

it HAS been worse. see last season. i know i speak for a lot of fans when i say it’s really frustrating when your team is devastated by injuries year after year. the georgia bulldogs down the road are the same way. is it just a coincidence, or do you think there’s something to this environment that’s harder on the athletes bodies?

RHR

May 21st, 2009
2:55 pm

I replied on the other blog before I saw there was a new one so here it is again.

Thanks so much for the suggestions, guys and uh you too Chop Chop :)

Pete, she won’t be there so its just the room I’m trying to protect. Plus, its an interior door in an apartment we don’t own so we’re not allowed to install a dead bolt or anything like that or use dynamite, as Chop Chop suggested lol.

Shane

May 21st, 2009
2:57 pm

Was at the Montgomery Biscuits Miss Braves game last weekend. Got to see Gorkys play. He is a little on the skinny side althought I think he will fill out some. One thing is for sure though is he can motor. Scored from first on a double EASILY. Almost like he was gliding home. Think he went 3 for 4
Campillo pitched the first two innings and looked sharp. If KK doesnt pick it up id move Jorge into his spot in the rotation. He was or second best pitcher last year besides JJ

abwright

May 21st, 2009
2:57 pm

Italics…

You enclose the stuff to be italicized with em and /em. Have to use the brackets around each command.

So…
Italicized text

MiltonDawg

May 21st, 2009
2:58 pm

That was total BS what happened to Infante last night, accident or not. 4 hit batters? Medlen needs to make his ML debut by hitting the first batter.
DOB: with Infante out for awhile, and KJ struggling, is there a chance that Cox will stick with that great lineup from Tuesday? I see now rush of putting KJ back in leadoff spot after a great night he had then.

aat

May 21st, 2009
2:59 pm

White Sox and Padres agree to deal for Peavy!!!

Macon Braves (RIP)

May 21st, 2009
2:59 pm

For now, it’ll be up to KJ or perhaps Escobar to handle the leadoff role. I’m guessing Kelly’s going to be the primary guy there for the time being, unless he just falls on his face.

Trying it again…this comment might have ruined my day.

Duke

May 21st, 2009
2:59 pm

DOB, ever heard of Brett Dennen? Try him out if you haven’t.

FaninFaytown

May 21st, 2009
2:59 pm

You know, I think Peavy should possible just become a gm instead of a pitcher.

12:21pm: Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports says beyond Poreda and Richard, the Padres would choose two players to be named later from a list of four. Axelrod explained the situation to Rosenthal:

“Approval or disapproval is not necessarily black or white. Depending on what is involved could make it more desirable or less desirable. There may be certain things he has to have as conditions. We’re not near the point of talking about that, what he would want to see adjusted if he were to approve.”

Macon Braves (RIP)

May 21st, 2009
2:59 pm

Josh B

May 21st, 2009
3:00 pm

So do you guys think that any of the Braves starting pitchers will play in the All Star game?

a643dp

May 21st, 2009
3:00 pm

DOB,

Just curious how one could fall on his face anymore than 2nd to last?

………….For now, it’ll be up to KJ or perhaps Escobar to handle the leadoff role. I’m guessing Kelly’s going to be the primary guy there for the time being, unless he just falls on his face.

……… Second baseman Kelly Johnson’s .262 leadoff OBP is the second-lowest among NL qualifiers,…………….

Macon Braves (RIP)

May 21st, 2009
3:00 pm

Steve from OH

May 21st, 2009
3:01 pm

Macon Braves:

Use this formatting:

(em)text to be italic(/em), except use the symbols instead of parentheses.

For bold, use strong, and to link a website, use (a href=”url”)text(/a href)

Hope this helps!

Macon Braves (RIP)

May 21st, 2009
3:01 pm

Ahhhh, finally, thanks abwright

Jeff321

May 21st, 2009
3:01 pm

Macon Braves – Just do this (i)italics(/i) and it’ll come out like this if you use greater than/less than symbols.

Eric from MO

May 21st, 2009
3:02 pm

Rev what you talking about this year? I know we lost Chip for a few games and Mac for a couple of weeks but we have not been devestated with injuries. Find one team who hasnt had a couple of injuries.

Macon Braves (RIP)

May 21st, 2009
3:02 pm

thanks as well Steve

Steve from OH

May 21st, 2009
3:02 pm

The symobls you want to use are the “greater than” and “less than” signs…

JJ

May 21st, 2009
3:02 pm

With KJ’s struggles in the leadoff role, why on earth would the HOFer go back to it? Doesn’t make sense.

cabravesfan

May 21st, 2009
3:02 pm

RHR-

I actually think he suggested C4 :)
(Chop Chop, I like the way you think!)

MiltonDawg

May 21st, 2009
3:02 pm

Josh B: i would say either Lowe or JJ has a great chance of making it, albeit they get great run support and have their games under control.

getnathan

May 21st, 2009
3:03 pm

We all know deep down Braves aren’t gonna go get this highly coveted power hitting RH hitting OF. We know they need it, they know the team needs it, but thanks to the Yankees, baseball economics suck right now, and Braves are sort of handcuffed.

North Georgia Wisdum

May 21st, 2009
3:03 pm

Infante got hit in the hand and got hurt and Francore got hit in the hand and stole a base. That is the problem but Bobby is a dumb to and won’t fix it.

KC

May 21st, 2009
3:03 pm

Macon Braves (RIP), dude… you said it!

It will be beyond inexcusable if Bobby puts KJ back in the leadoff role. How many different times, and in how many different ways does Kelly Johnson have to demonstrate that he’s not a good leadoff man, but is a terrific 6th place hitter????

Escobar can handle the leadoff role, which also minimizes his achilles’ heel… hitting into double plays. I know Kotchman is very slow for a #2 hitter, it worked out ok the other night. Why not stick with it for a while and see what happens?

abwright

May 21st, 2009
3:04 pm

FaninFaytown

May 21st, 2009
3:04 pm

I don’t really see why it took so long to at least try Yunel at leadoff, let alone see why you would possibly change it back after one game.

Willy Wally

May 21st, 2009
3:04 pm

[em]Peavy[/em]

Jersey Gil

May 21st, 2009
3:04 pm

8-5 Phillis, Howard homer….

Eric from MO

May 21st, 2009
3:04 pm

Milton you moron, if Medlen hits the first batter then warnings will be given. Melen is already nervous enough, why in the hell would you make it worse for him. Not like we are going to see the Rockies 14 more times this season. Besides it WAS an accident, you damn lunatic.

Willy Wally

May 21st, 2009
3:05 pm

Nope, still can’t italicize. Starting to feel like Paladin in my lack of computing skill

abwright

May 21st, 2009
3:05 pm

Italics…<em>Italicized text.</em>

RHR

May 21st, 2009
3:05 pm

I’m guessing Kelly’s going to be the primary guy there for the time being, unless he just falls on his face.

Wait…hasn’t that already happened when Kelly hits leadoff? Yunel is a good choice for leadoff, his numbers are good there, no?

Some Blogs Do Wonder

May 21st, 2009
3:05 pm

There are many instances of birds that do not fly.

Are there any fishes that do not swim?

MiltonDawg

May 21st, 2009
3:06 pm

agreed by most of you, if Cox puts KJ back in the #1 hole again, tempers on here will flare. I’d like to see Medlen get his first win tonight with that lineup from Tuesday.

Jeff321

May 21st, 2009
3:06 pm

abwright – How did you get that “code” to display? I tried the code tag but there must be a top secret one?

JayDubu

May 21st, 2009
3:07 pm

em When when they announce who being moved off the 25 man roster? /em

Willy Wally

May 21st, 2009
3:07 pm

RHR

May 21st, 2009
3:07 pm

italics is like this italic text except no spaces in between the characters.

JJ

May 21st, 2009
3:07 pm

KC –

Exactly. The ONE time you mix it up and put KJ in the 6 hole with Esco and Kotchman in leadoff and 2 hole, it actually works. So what do you do then? Gee, lets go back to the way it WASN’T working. Yeah….that makes sense. If the HOFer actually does this like DOB insinuates, then he’s gotten alot older and more senile than I would have guessed.

abwright

May 21st, 2009
3:07 pm

Italics…Italicized text.
Bolded text…<strong>Bolded text</strong>
Links…<a href = “http:your.link.here”>Blue bolded text describing link</a>

MiltonDawg

May 21st, 2009
3:08 pm

Wow ERIC, did somebody crap in your cereal this morning? It was a suggestion man, chill out. And how do you know it was an accident?

corkylikesbeer

May 21st, 2009
3:08 pm

Is it happy hour yet?

Dan_in_NC

May 21st, 2009
3:08 pm

I hope the Braves go back to that lineup from Tuesday…Even if I don’t think of him as a player in the two-hole, Kotchman can be effective in that spot.

Here’s what I hope Bobby throws out there tonight…

Escobar
Kotchman
Chipper
Anderson
Mac
KJ
Frenchie
Schafer
Medlen

J williams

May 21st, 2009
3:08 pm

Dob, You at the stadium already?

BravesinTN

May 21st, 2009
3:08 pm

I apologize for not focusing on this part of the game last night. But, why was Jeff Bennett batting? I thought this might be interpreted by Colorado as “showing them up,” – pinch-hitting with a pitcher. Thus, the next batter, Infante, is plunked. I’m never one to think much about other pitchers purposely hitting batters, but that’s very fishy to me – and I never heard a word about anything. Does anybody else have thoughts about that?

Eric from MO

May 21st, 2009
3:08 pm

Josh yes for JJ. As for Lowe probably if he doesnt have a let down. Vazquez numbers are actually slightly better than Lowe’s numbers, so if he doesnt have a let down he should make it too.

getnathan

May 21st, 2009
3:09 pm

Yes Milton, Lowe (for wins) and Jurrjens (for ERA) should receive all star consideration

Jersey Gil

May 21st, 2009
3:09 pm

The Phillis are playing the Next few games of those Boom Box park..Cinci…Yankee…i heard some record broke in The New Yankee stadium already.

Supes

May 21st, 2009
3:10 pm

(We all know deep down Braves aren’t gonna go get this highly coveted power hitting RH hitting OF. We know they need it, they know the team needs it, but thanks to the Yankees, baseball economics suck right now, and Braves are sort of handcuffed)

There in lays the problem!

Wonder what the deal for peavy will look like when it’s complete (as in what 4 prospects will Kevin Towers plunder from the WhiteSox). I bet it won’t be close to what the Braves were offering, and Peavy is going to a hitter friendly league. Good luck Jake…you could have been a brave, now enjoy playing for Ozzie “I will order you how to play or you’ll be sent down” Guillen.

Fleming

May 21st, 2009
3:10 pm

Chop Chop – Alex Trebek got the hollow points for the snitches, Willy Wally

You are sort a morbid today no. First C4 now hollow points

getnathan

May 21st, 2009
3:10 pm

>BRAVES WIN<

Rev. Otis Nixon

May 21st, 2009
3:10 pm

Eric from MO: no, i meant last year, with the losses of starting pitching, etc. and here it goes again this season with Glavine, Campillo, Chipper, McCann, now Infante. who’s to say the baseball gods won’t strike again tonight? just saying it seems like we have bad luck after all those years of success.

RHR

May 21st, 2009
3:10 pm

C4 isnt dynamite? I thought it was lol.

BBraves

May 21st, 2009
3:10 pm

My lineup tonight would be

Escobar
Kotchman
Chipper
Mac
Anderson
KJ
Schafer
Frency

CJM

May 21st, 2009
3:10 pm

If only Escobar wasn’t the worst baserunner in the league, except perhaps Jose Reyes.

No More Bobby

May 21st, 2009
3:11 pm

Maybe this is a blessing in disguise and Kelly will step it up to prove he is supposed to be the starter at second. Maybe?

KC

May 21st, 2009
3:11 pm

Dan_in_NC, flip McCann and Anderson in your batting order, and I’ll be right there with you!

abwright

May 21st, 2009
3:11 pm

Jeff321, 3:06 pm…”abwright – How did you get that “code” to display? I tried the code tag but there must be a top secret one?”

I just figured it out, so I am so happy.

Instead of typing the < character, you have to type…
&
l
t
;

for the less than character (I’m hoping that putting this on separate lines fakes out the parser) and
&
g
t
;
for the greater than sign.

In words, that would be ampersand, letter l, letter t, and semicolon for the less than sign.

For the greater than sign, ampersand, letter g, letter t, and semicolon.

LT200

May 21st, 2009
3:12 pm

Medlen would ear major props from everyone in the dugout if he drills the first batter (like he should).

getnathan

May 21st, 2009
3:12 pm

Jake Peavy and Will Ohman tried to hold out from the Braves for more money and got less than what the Braves would have given them.

That’s what they get!!!

Supes

May 21st, 2009
3:12 pm

Someone mentioned Greg Norton…as far as I know he can “play” LF or 1B, correct. So no rush to unload him (unless he continues to struggle as a PH)

We’ve got Ross, back up catcher; Prado (infield positions and LF), Matt Diaz (LF/RF)

Bob Vila

May 21st, 2009
3:13 pm

RHR – these all sound like good ideas. Maybe even talk to the super to let them know if they don’t fix it Chop Chop or you will.

RHR

May 21st, 2009
3:13 pm

italics is like this italic text except no spaces in between the characters.

Yeah that worked out great. Where’s my Failcoeur shirt?

Steve from OH

May 21st, 2009
3:13 pm

Willy Wally, any cat with knowledge of the streets knows Alex Trebek don’t play no games…

PWHjort

May 21st, 2009
3:13 pm

Denziens/DOB,
Answer me this. In order to get Alberto Callaspo from the Roylas, we would have to give Francoeur and what? For those of you who don’t have a bio on Callaspo, he makes contact with 95% of the pitches he swings at. And this isn’t an exaggeration, guess, hyperbole, etc… It’s a statistic.

getnathan

May 21st, 2009
3:13 pm

Well not Peavy for the money (not sure, then, what he was holding out for)

MiltonDawg

May 21st, 2009
3:14 pm

LT200/Braves in TN: i made the same suggestion and got blasted for it. I’ve said all along, this team lacks personality. If we go out and show them that we’re pissed and hit on their players…major props. Don’t care if it’s the Rockies or Mets..it’s about RESPECT.

bravefaninok

May 21st, 2009
3:14 pm

Jersey Gil

May 21st, 2009
3:14 pm

Well will be at 2 game before game start..Phillis 11-5 in the 7th

getnathan

May 21st, 2009
3:15 pm

isn’t callaspo a utility infielder? (Royals are my distant second team)

bravefaninok

May 21st, 2009
3:15 pm

oops…sorry

KC

May 21st, 2009
3:15 pm

Phillies up 11-5 in the 7th inning in Cinci, unfortunately. It’d be really nice to get a win tonight. Probably can’t gain any ground on the Phillies today, but you don’t want to lose ground. And, with a win, we can pick up a 1/2 game on the Mets, who are off today.

Eric from MO

May 21st, 2009
3:15 pm

Milton how do I know it was an accident? Did you actually watch the game or just see the box score? For one, our pathetic lineup scored 12 runs, which means their pitchers werent hitting their spots. Second, if you are trying to hit someone you dont throw for their hand. You aim for a bigger target like their back. Third if you watched the game you could see it was an accident.

Macon Braves (RIP)

May 21st, 2009
3:15 pm

A link to wordpress formats that I just found…..I hope this hyperlink works, if not I’ll just copy and paste the address in a sec.

Brett

May 21st, 2009
3:15 pm

how about if the Peavy trade doesnt go through we see about a Francoeur and Morton for Dye deal

Josh H

May 21st, 2009
3:15 pm

BravesInTN:

I didn’t watch the entire game, but I’m fairly sure Bennett was batting because he was pitching at the time.

Jeff321

May 21st, 2009
3:16 pm

Thanks abwright!

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Macon Braves (RIP)

May 21st, 2009
3:16 pm

OH YEAH I think I’m figuring this thing out now. :-)

getnathan

May 21st, 2009
3:16 pm

What about David DeJesus?

AdirondackDave

May 21st, 2009
3:17 pm

Testing for and feeling like an idiot if this doesn’t work.

Macon Braves (RIP)

May 21st, 2009
3:18 pm

OK, maybe not..it’s not letting me click on the hyperlink…

Here is the webaddress anyway: http://codex.wordpress.org/Write_Post_SubPanel

PWHjort

May 21st, 2009
3:18 pm

Yeah, he’s their utility infielder (currently starting at 2B because Availes (sp?) is out, but he’s played so well there I doubt he’ll relinquish the spot when he comes back). He can play a good SS or 2B.

BravesinTN

May 21st, 2009
3:18 pm

I am not saying the Braves hit anyone tonight – if that was to be done, it was last night, immediately after Infante is hit. I still think that kind of retaliation is silly and unneccessary. I’m talking about why no one said anything last night that Infante was hit right after a pitcher as a PH? Am I the only one who thought that was fishy and possibly Colorado thinking that they were being “disrespected.?”

Chuck

May 21st, 2009
3:18 pm

Wonder if Frenchy’s wife is getting closer or further away as his star fades? I think it makes a difference, but I’m old and am finding more truth in old sayings these days. Remember the saying “behind every great man is a supportive woman”, or something like that. It’s got to be extra tough on players that marry young and get the Ricky Bobby experience on top of having their public life unravel. I don’t know the truth in it, but heard Mark Wohlers got that treament. Enough on Frenchy, I guess that’s more of a point on life!

AdirondackDave

May 21st, 2009
3:18 pm

Ok, one more time before in sit in a >corner< with a dunce cap.

MiltonDawg

May 21st, 2009
3:19 pm

Eric: the reason why i was thinking it was not an accident was because the Braves at that point were already up a ton by that point, then to add insult to injury, we added a few more runs. yes, i know those were some fielding errors by the rockies and pitcher tried to come in a little to inside. again, just a thought. I can 1 or 2 people getting hit, but 4??

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