5:12 pm May 28, 2009, by David O'Brien
May 28th, 200911:01 pm
Way to make up for that defensive mistake Kelly.
mark my words Diamondbacks: 2009 World Series Champions
Hey on the all star voting is it 25 times per day or 25 times total?
May 28th, 200911:02 pm
You were on the bandwagon? Man…Yeah, I mean, I would not want Byrnes…you couldn’t pay me to take him…
Elgth…and he always gets so many hits against us! I wish he was still with Oakland!
Don’t know that I could welcome the Reaper with open arms, either, you’re right.
ha! i knew it would be a quick inning. Never fails, other team has a big inning and the braves go in order barely making the pitcher work.
May 28th, 200911:03 pm
bigmacattack: it would be rude for the braves to make the opposing pitcher work up a sweat in his home park
25 times total. BUT, if you change your e-mail address, you cann vote 25 more times!
Man! I’m getting Hot Flashes out of Anger watching this Pathetic team execute
Coach (Moon Pie, anyone?)
23-24, CHOO CHOO !
why is Lowe still out there?!
May 28th, 200911:04 pm
This is the most inconsistent Braves team I have ever seen since I started watching games in 1991. This team looks great on day and looks bad for 5 straight. One thing is consistent you can’t win every game 2-1 or 1-0. I feel for the starting staff because the have no run support and must feel that have to pitch a no-hitter everytime out.
This season will make or break Wren. He will have a chance to make the rational, calculated decisons that will be huge for this year and the next.
Something radical must be done to send a msg. and fuel the desire and passion of this team. They seem to be just hanging their heads and can’t fight their way out of this hitting slump!
Eventually some of the blame needs to go to Derek Lowe. He ain’t looking good out there, error or no.
May 28th, 200911:05 pm
Yea, I will Man-Up to it and admit it…Most Bloggers won’t do that…
I was Also on the Bring Corey Patterson/Ryan Freel Bandwagon 2 years ago…
that’s what i’ve been saying boo. we need to trade him for some wood
So that’s 4 losses in a row. I’ll be sitting in better seats tomorrow to see loss number 5 tomorrow.
May 28th, 200911:06 pm
Thats our 60 million dollar man!
I think my man Lowe is ’bout done for this night. They’re hitting everything he throws up there. Wish we could be so lucky.
If you just take a letter off of your email address after you vote 25 times you can vote a lot. Or just make up email addresses. It all works.
DOB brought up a good point; what will the Brave’s excuses be this time when the top of the rotation won’t be able to get it done during this series?
Mexican Chippendale is warming up in the pen!
Only 3.5 back, only one game under .500, we are gonna be fine.
AND PIGS CAN FLY !!!!!!!!!!
May 28th, 200911:07 pm
“Diamondbacks threatening to break it up.” -Boog
With the AWWfense, it has been broke open!
The last 3 years the braves have been inconsistant…
My Boy just Pointed it out on Facebook
1st it was the Blow-pen
Then It was the Starting Pitching
Now its The AWFense
But One common denominator in the last three years in which the braves have sucked at is Fundamentals…The Braves have Sucked Since 2006 at doing the little things to win games…
May 28th, 200911:08 pm
Blanco’s BA last year was .251 and he was 13-of-18 in steal attempts — that’s decent, not great. His OBP was not that bad at all at .366 (better than just about every other Braves OF right now). But his batting average of .243 and slugging percentage of .294 at Gwinnett don’t exactly make anyone else in Atlanta expendable right now. He has to become a better hitter to go with his very good eye and patience at the plate to become a true threat and force the Braves to play him in Atlanta on an everyday basis — and I don’t think he’s going to develop that.
May 28th, 200911:09 pm
Fire TP, Cox, and Wren!
May 28th, 200911:10 pm
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No fundamentals is bad coaching and that’s the managers fault.
I don’t have a clue how to fix this offense? I’m at a loss for words!!!! Schaffer and Frenchy are a joke.
I don’t know what y’all are looking at, but I saw some great young competitors giving it their all tonight. They displayed courage, guts, a lot of heart, and didn’t give up when the odds were against them. Oh wait, that was the National Spelling Bee.
Boy Who Just Pointed It Out On Facebook
This AWfense blows!!! SHYT!!!
May 28th, 200911:11 pm
curtis – haha, good one.
u guys want to laugh? check out the box score. Notice anything different between the top and bottom of the order?
May 28th, 200911:12 pm
I agree, unknown!
trade the chipster while he’s got a good 300 games left in him
“Thats our 60 million dollar man!”
Please, Lowe is not the problem so don’t even put this on him. Any simpleton can see what our problem is. If you must rant at least make it make sense.
Steve from OH
May 28th, 200911:13 pm
Coach, give the June freight train thing a rest. You’re impressing no one. Seriously. everyone knows the Yankees, Cubs, Sox, etc. are good. Quit acting like you’re the greatest baseball mind since Branch Rickey and contribute something useful to the conversation (you know, come up with an original and relevant statement, and cut down on the repetitivity (although the rest of the blog could use that lesson too)).
That was quick.
Another quick inning. God, this is hard to watch. Its sad really.
May 28th, 200911:14 pm
Maybe it is the time of year. Just saw Big Papi break his bat over his knee in the dugout. Add that to Zambrano who has always been explosive. So no surprise to see frustration on Bravos, though perhaps we all might feel better if someone on the team pulled something like that. Really, Bobby has not yet been booted. So much of the team must have that laid back, accept mediocrity Garrett Anderson attitude.
Sheesh, show some life even if you lose Braves.
The Braves should have a Verizon logo on their uniforms, because they’re phonin’ it in….
May 28th, 200911:15 pm
where’s my rally monkey
Bobby hasn’t been thrown out of a game in a while… Now might be a good time. Might get SOMEONE fired up.
curtis, your on fire tonight brotha.
RHR (The Eternal Optimist)
May 28th, 200911:16 pm
Hey, at least the game is moving right along. No 3 hour game tonight!
Kelly made an error, which is part of the game. Lowe’s giving up 9 hits so far may figure into the score as well.
bobby should brake schafer over his knee like big papi broke his bat
6 runs in 4 games…! Someone Needs to be Fired For this Shyt!
I hate WhineBrenner but he would pull a trigger on a performance like this!
Lowe was right. Jair Jurrgens is the ace of this staff. It was proven tonight.
I just spent about ten minutes trying to write something really clever but it wasn’t. It was long and boring.
What I really wanted to say is that Kelly sucks. Yeah, that’s it.
He totally sucks. It’s the truth.
May 28th, 200911:17 pm
Woop der it is, woop der it is, woop der it is.
You’re welcome, RHR!
Ryan Freel? So you were right there with Wayne, eh?
May 28th, 200911:18 pm
By the way, I vastly overestimated attendance tonight: It’s only 19,452. My bad.
Boy is this going quick. Oh well, they’re not coming back anyways.
So this Glavine guy is almost ready to play? Cool. Can he bat fifth and play left field?
May 28th, 200911:19 pm
Anderson -doesn’t give a dam – puts me to sleep
Francoeur-useless – Boston please.
Schafer- hopeless at this age
Cox & Wren-watching the Titanic go down.
Make some changes boys-any change will be good
As somebody once said, we can lose with anybody.
I very seldom blog butfeel better now!
The braves attitude, I’m afraid isn’t going to change until somebody gets traded or fired.Hap I don’t think playing with your monkey will help but you can try
May 28th, 200911:20 pm
I love my baseball team.
I need some Valium.
Geez there are a lot of sponsors.
This team disgusts me.
May 28th, 200911:21 pm
1-2-3 inning 4 Lowe.
May 28th, 200911:22 pm
Maybe Bobby realizes that even if he gets thrown out of a game, he still has to wake up the next day and manage a roster that is full of crap. Why bother?
May 28th, 200911:23 pm
remember that dude that killed himself that was traded for 10 maple bats? Sad.
May 28th, 200911:24 pm
I just want to say for the record: I still love this team and believe they will sort it out. If not, the future still looks better than at any time over the past few years.
Hope is a good thing, maybe the best thing.
I think I’m going to start looking at the braves as what they are: entertainment. And as such I currently find them more entertaining when they lose and an 0-7 road trip will be very entertaining. Kinda like soap opera story lines:
- What will Chipper’s next wild and crazy injury be?
- Will it be possible for Francoeur to bat .099 and still get worse?
- Can Schafer possibly strikeout more?
infante …..thats it.
May 28th, 200911:25 pm
“Chipper’s playing. Just talked to him. He’s alright hitting left-handed.”
So let me get this right. Last week Chipper says the team is better off with him on the bench. And now it’s OK for him to hit left-handed? What? He doesn’t have to run when he hits left-handed?
Take a couple weeks off Chipper. The team needs you from June 1st until October if they have any intentions of needing you for most of October.
I’ve had Wren’s back for quite some time. Liked the moves before last season. But this team had more injuries than any team should have to endure, so I cut him some slack.
This year? Not excusable. He let this season “ride” on Francoer turning it around. And while I like him “gambling” on Schafer in CF, it is darn near criminal to not have a ML capable CF as a backup (with Infante out).
But that’s OK. It’s still early, right? No need to rush out and make a trade. Oh. That’s right. Nobody wants to make trades in May. Perhaps next year, he’ll put together a complete roster. If he still has a job.
I feel like i’m watching part four of an in-depth documentary on how to fail at baseball.
LT- A Blogger
Trying to remain positive but the Kawakami/Halladay game may have been the high water mark for the season.
Frenchy was thisclose that time to breaking out of it!!!!!!!
I think it was the new bat that messed him up that time. The old one messed him up, too. He just never seems to get a good pitch to hit.
when you are re-building you don’t supose to spend 100 million
May 28th, 200911:26 pm
kotchman, enough with infante. losing a good bench guy is what good teams get over quick.
May 28th, 200911:27 pm
Then don’t watch them. It’s that simple! If you aren’t excited to watch your favorite team play ball, pick a new hobby. I can’t believe I still come here for legit baseball talk anymore. This place has disintegrated into post after post of juvenile B.S. Even the guy who claims to be a “veteran” “Coach” sounds like a 12-year old kid in his posts. Seriously, we’ve got one guy that only talks about June trains like he’s a freaking prophet, another guy that can’t make a post without AWFense, jubroni, shyt, or randomly capitalized words, and still thousands more that will tell us how much player X sucks or how employee Y should be fired. Whatever, cats. In the words of one of the few good bloggers left…”I’m surrounded by idiots.”
even if we trade for 1 bat… won’t make any diference. remember when we had tex, we still were .500 club
May 28th, 200911:28 pm
Whatever you do, Bobby, don’t put that Matt Diaz guy out there. Might upset the chemistry of this lineup. And it could result in fewer quality at-bats for that Murderer’s Row outfield ya got out there.
I think Frenchy needs a 150 pound bat. He can just stand there and take pitches. His obp would probably go up.
at least we have schafer leading off the top of the next inning. Here’s hoping he’ll start a 5 run rally.
May 28th, 200911:29 pm
Neyer was right: this team made its bed when it started this season with Anderson, Schafer and Francoeur…now it has to lose in it.
brady, we are a good team, but we have no depth. and we miss him sooooo much.
we could make the play offs, if averything goes perfect.
A legitimate “true” fan can simultaneously be a fan of his team and be disgusted by it. The key is to expect bad things to happen. When good things happen, don’t expect them to continue. When good things continue, expect them to quit happening. When they don’t quit happening, buy the World Series Champion DVD.
“The Braves should have a Verizon logo on their uniforms, because they’re phonin’ it in…”
Or because there are a ton of dead-zones in their lineup. Hey Francoeur!!! Lay off the low and outside slider!!!
Can you here me now?
May 28th, 200911:30 pm
I feel for Jeff myself. He’s probably never tasted failure until the last few years. He came into the league as an immediate success, had a couple of productive years, and now can’t do anything right. Money aside, yeah I feel for him big time.
We are currently on the doorstep of another fourth place finish if they don’t ****ing start doing something about it now, this week… tomorrow.
This is slipping away and the Mets and Phillies don’t deserve to have us falling off the map. They’re not that good.
If we had Chipper relatively healthy, Escobar and Omar and Hudson healthy and somebody who could hit in the outfield and Kris Medlin not being in the rotation and Vasquez not having his trademark bad inning in an otherwise decent start we might be a second place team. Or at least something resembling respectability.
We are not going to win with Hernandez, Schafer and Francoeur at the bottom of the order, or the top, or the middle.
Why aren’t they doing anything about this ****!?
Steve from OH: your post DisgustS me as does this team full of people who should be fired and traded.
May 28th, 200911:31 pm
I’m Gonna Bring Up the Trade for Shane Victorino Bandwagon…!
Who’s On Board The HOOOOOOTRAIIIINNNNNNN?????
We need a Centerfielder, We Need a Leadoff Hitter, We Need More Spped…Shane Victorino Fits All Needs!!!!
Plus I love his grittyness, and his GO-ALL-OUT attitude which is what this team needs BAD!
Philly Needs some Pitching, Myers is Hurt… Trade Anyone other than our top 3 and Hanson…
Even though trades amongst rivals is rare, especially during the season but Something needs to be done NOW!!!
Macon Braves (RIP)
May 28th, 200911:32 pm
we need speed, we need one bat and we need fans to follow the team. if they play at home or on the road, the games are quite and boring.
I believe that the way the BRAVES are playing on this west coast trip, that by the time they return home, we might be saying wait until next year.You can have all the good pitching in the world, but if you can hit you won”t win. REMEMBER, CHICKS DIG THE LONG BALL.
May 28th, 200911:33 pm
It’s hard to watch and not be negative when you see how they approach each at bat, the results, and their attitude.
Garret Anderson seems like the laziest, most lackadasical person I’ve ever seen wear a baseball uniform.
At least D-Lowe let out an F-Bomb after the run double by Reynolds. He’s a competitor. He fraking cares and is like a bulldog on the mound. Now if this translated to any of our hitters outside of B-Mac and Chipper, we maybe able to field a competitive team.
This Road Trip is going to get off to an 0-4 start. Braves will be lucky to get a split in ‘Zona.
“kotchman, enough with infante. losing a good bench guy is what good teams get over quick.”
Not when the guy he is backing up gets hurt too. Losing Infante hurt because we lost depth on our bench. Then you lose Escobar who is your starting shortstop and that loss of that bench player becomes glaring. You are now down to your third string shortstop.
Steve From OH, sounds like you’re “disgusted” with the old blog? Perhaps you should take your own advice? In no way am I telling you to go away. That would be sill, rude and pointless. I enjoy your “company”.
But somebody claims the Braves disgust him, yet continue to pay attention. And your advice is to find a new hobby. Yet here you are returning to a blog that you state “can’t believe I still come here for legit baseball talk anymore.”
Hypocracy? You tell me.
Cry, Steve from OH.
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