7:05 pm May 23, 2009, by David O'Brien
May 24th, 20093:03 pm
I think that had to be a botched hit-and-run. I can’t imagine anyone, even Kotchman, being out by that much on a straight-up steal attempt.
Nah Mike, he didn’t trip. We are the SLOWEST team in MLB history.
Rob Fron SC agreed, K-Fer Is killing us in the 8 hole…Put him at leadoff when he can bunt more and drop KJ to 6th or 7th since he is hitting the ball with authority but he has no one to drive in…
May 24th, 20093:04 pm
Well, KJ is only in a hot streak of hitting, but not running.
GETTIN MY DRUNK ON YEAH U DONT NEED 2 BY NO DAMN BOOZ ON SUNDYA CUZ IF U PREPEAR SALMNDER HAD GUD IDEA YEAH FUC YEAH GO BRAVEZ FUC BRAVEZ U SUC
We’re in trouble now boys, JJ has pretty much lost it and they’re teeing off.
Get somebody up
With a game WHIP of 1.6…JJ is living dangerously.
That felt good.
May 24th, 20093:05 pm
I wonder if DOB or Ms Rodgers can do a story as to whether or not Anderson’s level of effort on defense is an issue on the team.
That timely subject may be delved into after, as Lew pointed out, the BABIPWCG story is fully explored, quantified, qualified, parsed and dissected by baseball experts and blog statisticians. Along with yours truly, Roman Gal already has it right… chewing gum while batting is a distraction.
As the controversial chewing while batting (CWB) subject reaches a crescendo with fans demanding the truth and sports writers clamoring for the cause and effect, Mr. O’Brien will have already properly researched and written the expose that will pop the bubble of secrecy. He’s probably holed up as we speak, searching through old batting charts and game videos for clues.
The ‘chewing gum while batting’ effect’ is an age-old, sticky baseball issue never before explored or addressed in any baseball news venues. There may be a cover up. Maybe the Tops or Wrigley corporations have been bribing reporters all these years to keep their secret under wraps, who knows? Regardless, breaking that story could change the course of how chewing gum is used during the game of baseball. Could give some early converted non gum-chewing teams a distinct advantage. Breaking the story could lead to a Pulitzer… or maybe even a Wurlitzer.
These Jays are good hitters — which makes Friday and yesterday so much more impressive.
If your catcher leads your team in SB, you know how fast/slow you team is.
May 24th, 20093:06 pm
How is it we manage to make some of the most PEDESTRIAN starting pitchers, like Scott Richmond, look like the second coming of Nolan Ryan?
And here we go again, letting the Jays show us how to play ABC baseball, as they’ll get their SECOND run in that way, while Frenchy wails away on the first pitch with runners at 2nd and 3rd and ONE out.
May 24th, 20093:07 pm
lol with savana
Frank from KS
May 24th, 20093:08 pm
Met’s lead the R. Sox 4-3, btm 3rd…after rain delay.
May 24th, 20093:09 pm
Most “speed” = More inning-killing caught stealings!
I paused to think about the job FW has done, and he really has improved our pitching. But what he was thinking when he thought that all our offense needed was Garret Anderson? Ours, is an offense that has been streaky the last couple of years, has no power, and no speed. Any idiot would have realized that we would struggle to score runs. FW needs to get 1-2 bats now, not wait until the trade deadline and see, but now. The only reason we are only 1.5 games out is 2 fold…1. Our pitching is great! 2. The entire NL east has struggled to find a rhythm. We need help now. My call would be for 1-2 new players, preferably a speed guy and a big bat to fill either corner OF position or 2nd base (then you could move KJ to left if you keep him).
both phi and nym have 1-run leads…may not gain more ground today afterall.
Dammit Tie Game! Man the Jays Are Executing on offense…! If only we did this in the bottom of the fourth…That Inning where we didn’t score with runners on second and third and 1 out might cost us the game
Wayne in Utah
May 24th, 20093:10 pm
Would it be too much to ask to have our blog a “F-bomb” free zone?
Man K-Fer was playing deep normally he’s playing Shallow where gets burned by ball hit deep, I don’t know what happened there
May 24th, 20093:11 pm
Jeff Bennett Warming Up, Not Good!!!!
We already know that the Phils and Mets can’t hold leads and that we will win the division. There’s nothing left to talk about.
Yay! Bennett’s up and throwing!
May 24th, 20093:12 pm
Should be bringing in a reliever here…
…but not Bennett.
Bennett means game over.
May 24th, 20093:13 pm
This offensive inning by the Jays (top of the 6th), is the PERFECT example of what Terry Pendleton should be FORCING our hitters to do. Hell, TP, if you can’t figure out the best way to tell them, just make them all watch this inning! PATIENCE at the plate, is all the hitters have shown at the plate, to get JJ’s pitch count UP, as well as allowing them to lay off all the GOOD pitches he’s thrown, and take advantage of some of the ones JJ’s been forced to throw once he’s behind in the count.
May 24th, 20093:14 pm
Coach, what’s your BIG BAT gonna do for you that you believe will so dramatically change things? Win some one run games that you lost is about all you could argue. Adding an All Star bat, which would be a 5 Vorp kind of player would only be worth an additional .3 runs a game over Frenchy or GA. Thus, pretty much every 3 games, this All Star bat would make a difference by adding an extra run. We’ll ignore that there is no promise that the extra run would be provided in a one run game for the sake of doing so. We’ll pretend that those extra .3 runs per game are evenly distributed once every three 1 run games. Thus, every three 1 run games, you’d be assured of an extra run that would merely tie one of those 3 one run games. In that one game of the three that you are assured of a tie, you are merely assured of about a 50/50 chance of winning that tied game. Thus, of those three one run losses, you’d be assured of gaining only about .5 wins over what you would have otherwise had. The Braves currently have 6 one run losses. This big All Star 5 Vorp bat would have only made sure that the Braves were 1-5 in one run losses instead of 0-6. Over the course of 162, that would be worth about 3 or 4 extra wins over Frenchy or GA, or the same difference you could have by having a big arm as the fourth starter instead of Kawakami, and by having Kawakami start as the fifth starter instead of Glavine, Hanson, Morton, Reyes, Medlin, et al.
Macon Braves (RIP)
braveshater–Thanks for typing in all caps, it makes it that much easier for me to scroll right past your idiotic posts..
Good damage control, now lets get some runs
May 24th, 20093:15 pm
Yeah! Good Damage Control from Double J…
Now Lets Get Some Damn Runs!
Well, it’s still tied. And they’re going to their BP. It ain’t over yet folks. Let’s just get some more runs.
May 24th, 20093:16 pm
Does JJ not deserve a chance to start the 7th to have a chance for a win?
It’s hard enough to make it to the majors is it not? When you see players modifying their swings we are usually talking about great hitters who need to make adjustments due to age or injury. With Francoeur we are talking about a so-so hitter (as far as his approach) who is modifying his swing TO EVEN REMAIN IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES. So what are the chances of anyone with his skills, modifying his swing, that he is going to remain a productive hitter at the major league level?
Plus, if that wasn’t bad enough, I don’t think that even in his prime that he is good enough for a right fielder. His OPS is mediocre. His first year is the only season he has broken the .800 OPS barrier and .500 slugging.
So the fact that he was never good enough in the first place, he has fallen so far that he is perhaps the WORST right fielder in the major leagues, and he has modified his swing and still hasn’t produced, who in the their right mind would think that he is going to “come back”??? Can he hit 30+ home runs? Can he hit .300? Can he get a better than .800 OPS??? Can he walk more than 20 times in a season????
So if you are all looking for him to have stats that come in between his best and 2008, that’s not good enough. Trade him.
May 24th, 20093:17 pm
I gotta call bs on braveheart. All stats are subject to timing. (tex)
May 24th, 20093:18 pm
I wonder what Joe Simpson thinks about interleague play…
Ok BOBBY, why NOT pinch hit for GARRETT with our lefties killing part of the PLATOON here? Diaz CRUSHED this guy Friday night!!!! Garrett crushes NOBODY!
Braveheart – if the team misses the playoffs by 3 or 4 games…is it worth it then?
I cant find the game on the radio here in auburn.
May 24th, 20093:19 pm
Braveheart…only 1 major flaw in your arguement from my perspective…I would argue that there would be significantly more than 1 run every 3 games added. When looking at, say, Rios, compared to Franceour…Rios is MUCH more likely to have productive outs…move a guy over, sac-fly for a run (today would have been nice, huh?). It isn’t all about the higher .BA or HR totals…it’s about being a “BETTER” hitter.
Macon Braves (RIP)-
We’ve been ignoring that cap moron for a while.
Dr. Van Nostrand
GA actually hustling!
Good Lord Loaf!!! Only You can make a play like that a close call
We’ll take it however
There you go GA!! Way to not be quite as slow as molasass!!
May 24th, 20093:21 pm
Come on Bmac. Hit it outta here, da*n it.
How do I delete my previous post before too many people READ it???
Dammit I felt A DP Coming On… No decision for Double J yet again
I said outta here, not DP
May 24th, 20093:22 pm
I dont know if anybody has touched on this yet but our offense blows.
“Would it be too much to ask to have our blog a “F-bomb” free zone?” – Wayne in Utah
Wow, the first time I have EVER agreed with you. I don’t think there is any instance were the F word is acceptable in public, in a forum, or otherwise. I mean, speaking to those who think the F word is great, who are you talking to? If you think this forum is made up of dock workers and sailors, you are absolutely wrong. I wouldn’t use the F word here or in front of my mother, and who knows if she is “listening” right here.
Do you let JJ come back out and have a short hook or pull him before the inning starts?
May 24th, 20093:23 pm
I got a bad Feeling about this One especially if Jeff Bennett Comes in!
Dangit…I didn’t say I wanted a double-play! DANGIT!
Only his 3rd of the year. .295
Braveheart – if the team misses the playoffs by 3 or 4 games…is it worth it then? (MIKE HANCHO)
The point is that you could go either big bat or big arm. It’s not a black or white issue. Yes, a big bat would be worth it if it made a 3 or 4 win difference, just the same way that a big arm could make the same win difference.
I’d start the inning w/a reliever. JJ is already at 102 pitches.
May 24th, 20093:25 pm
Lets See Which version of Moylan Shows Up…
Correct you are, Doc. At least it’s Moylan instead of Bennett.
Moylan in to blow the game.
Dang…leadoff man on again
May 24th, 20093:26 pm
I’m Getting Tired Of That F…k..g Scutaro…It seems like he gets on everytime this series
Since you asked, he’s got to give you double something.
TnBrian(taking DOB's spot today)
The Aussie is in and I’m eatin a delicious burger up in the pressbox!
May 24th, 20093:27 pm
It’s here we go again, Peter Moylan.
May 24th, 20093:28 pm
Maybe a DP is in store.
May 24th, 20093:29 pm
I see what Braveheart is saying. I’m not advocating going after Cain, because he’ll probably require a boatload of talent that I don’t wanna give up, but if he’s going to have a big impact on our club, then it would obviously be a good pickup. And if we’re gonna go after an aging corner outfielder with a big contract (Lee, Maggs) while still giving up talent, wouldn’t Cain be a lot more attractive since he has this year and two more years on his contract?
May 24th, 20093:30 pm
Moylan Come ON!!!
Get him out Bobby!
May 24th, 20093:31 pm
Moylan just doesnt have it back yet. He came back too soon. His control comes and goes.
May 24th, 20093:32 pm
Get Moylan Out NOW! Why did they Not Use O’Flaherty?
Moylan may need to go on the DL w/a mysterious injury just to give him some time to work on his command.
May 24th, 20093:33 pm
It annoys me when people complain about the F-word, because people say goddammit all the time and to say that violates one of the ten commandments(if you’re into that kind of thing).
Coach… Agreed, we need two bats: one power hitter and one lead off hitter.
Bravesheart… You have to agree that it has to start somewhere. I agree with you that rarely does one player make a team that much better but we have to start somewhere. GA is going to have to start hitting and we can hope that Schafer starts putting it together. The other thing we have to consider is if Chipper goes down for significant stretches, we need someone in the line up with some power to take his place and the guy he is replacing (maybe Francoeur’s). Frankly, I’d rather see if we can get two power hitters but that’s not going to happen.
May 24th, 20093:34 pm
Braveheart…only 1 major flaw in your arguement from my perspective…I would argue that there would be significantly more than 1 run every 3 games added. When looking at, say, Rios, compared to Franceour…Rios is MUCH more likely to have productive outs…move a guy over, sac-fly for a run (today would have been nice, huh?). It isn’t all about the higher .BA or HR totals…it’s about being a “BETTER” hitter. (HEATH)
It’s about run creation and run production. Look at runs, rbis, vorp, war, wpa, whatever, Rios doesn’t provide much more than an extra run every 6 or 7 games over Francoeur.
Sorry, I meant “Braveheart”…
game out of reach= moylan
thb the best of one scenario and the worst of another. a pitcher, any pitcher will not make that big of a difference with this club, this year. Only an improvement in runs scored will
concerned braves fan
May 24th, 20093:35 pm
Adding an All Star bat, which would be a 5 Vorp kind of player would only be worth an additional .3 runs a game over Frenchy or GA. Thus, pretty much every 3 games, this All Star bat would make a difference by adding an extra run.
Folks if that sounds like bulls**t to you,that’s because it is. No made up mathematical equation can predict the future, much less how some unknown player is going to play after switching teams.This is all stuff people like to “get into” so they can pretend they know more than the poor dumb slobs that don’t believe.
As the old PE song goes..”Don’t Believe The Hype, It’s A Sequel”
is better cheaper out of the line up, i like matin prado playing more often. you can see the youth when he runs, and even when he hits the ball.
May 24th, 20093:36 pm
We Need A DP, Please! Moylan Get Tough!
“I Hate Yankees Fans”
Best. T-Shirt. Ever
moylan= bases loaded
Hey the bases are loaded now. I guess its time for Cox to yank Moylan, eh?
Take Moylan Out Now!!!!
You may be on to something. The first time we have a player from Japan. Did he bring some of this gum?
May 24th, 20093:37 pm
one run down= game over
Way to go Pete! Infield single, hit batter, a walk, and a SO. Dadgumit I wish just once we could get an easy inning.
BravesFan InRockies (IbleedCarolinablue)
Man oh man. Hope Medlen comes back strong in SF. For the kid’s sake of course but also because if Glavine can return to the rotation we may need Medlen’s arm out of the pen. The Big Aussie just doesn’t have it yet.
May 24th, 20093:38 pm
Why The F… Is Moylan still “Bobby’s” 7TH inning Man…After Moylan F’d up the Third game of the season he should’ve known that Moylan can’t take that role coming off of surgery last year…
Walks and Hit batsmen, Only Our Blow-Pen! ARRRRGGGHHH!
Coach (2010 or Bust)
Braveheart = being a complete retard today.
Our rotation now has 23 quality starts. We have 21 wins. Our offense is still half a run off last seasons pace.
It’s not rocket science.
I like Pete and all, but he hasn’t been hittin’ on jack since his return from injury.
May 24th, 20093:39 pm
Bobby is not happy with Peter. No pat on the butt.
I think its time for Moylan to go down. He needs to work on his command.
If we get down by 2 that will equal Game Over!
Come On Eric Get Tough!
May 24th, 20093:41 pm
There you go Eric O!!!
Look at this O’Flaherty guy coming in and throwing strikes.
Oh God, Cox yanking him for Bennett?!?!?!?! WTF?????
Why is Bennett coming in?
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