4:13 pm May 30, 2009, by David O'Brien
May 30th, 20095:23 pm
either GA is the slowest OFer on earth, or he simply isn’t hustling… I don’t know if he’s mad cuz he didn’t get the contract he thought he would, or what… but it certainly doesn’t appear to me that he’s trying very hard.
Frank from KS
May 30th, 20095:24 pm
Hey ya all…don’t be too quick to think they will go from within the organization to find the next Braves manager after Bobby does in deed retire.
Former Royal Frank White (who is now a Royals broadcaster for FSKansas City) was on the list of Dayton Moore’s to be the next KC manager (so was George Brett but he turned it down)….but they went outside the organization and hired Trey Hillman.
Former Royals John Wathan and Hal McRae have both managed the Royals.
In all honesty…if it’s not my boy George….I wished Dayton Moore would’ve hired Frank White as the next KC manager. I think he’d be a fine manager.
May 30th, 20095:25 pm
Richbrave: Nah, gonna see Lucinda tonight, cover day game tomorrow, and catch redeye flight home tomorrow about midnight, gets into Atlanta about 6 a.m.
May 30th, 20095:26 pm
If you guys want to watch the game, try the http://www.sticktv.net link….its pretty darn cool, pretty simple to use. And get to watch the game online for free. Neato!
May 30th, 20095:27 pm
I was just lamnenting not being in the desert, riding at night with a couple of buds, and enjoying the atsmophere after a good meal and a brew. Hope you get the chance.
cabravesfan – speaking of creepy, at least he admitted to becoming a stalker (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
May 30th, 20095:28 pm
LUCINDA’s nice too. Enjoy.
May 30th, 20095:29 pm
Anyone see Law’s latest draft rankings? 1) Strasburg, 2) Ackley, 3) Scheppers, 4) Crow, 5) Miller, 6) Matzek, 7) Turner, 8 ) Paxton, 9) White, 10) Wheeler
May 30th, 20095:30 pm
I may be a good hitter now, but after a few more years playing for this crappy team, and after I gain a bunch more weight, I’ll become compalcent and I’ll be just another stinky hitting catcher.
May 30th, 20095:31 pm
G. Anderson is 11 for his last 35, with 4 RBIs in the last 10 games. His average has swelled from .254 to .257. But at least he’s only one homer behind Big Papi. (11-for-35 is a good clip … but that guy has less power than the House of Lords right now).
May 30th, 20095:32 pm
MFin04 , what station is it, I don’t see the braves game listed?
Key inning for Vazquez here.
Braves trade options
POSSIBLE BRAVES TRADE …. I was reading somewhere that the Rays may be looking to trade for 2nd baseman Freddie Sanchez. I think the Braves should get this guy if possible and move Kelly Johnson to Left field. That would allow Matt Diaz to be the fourth outfielder (or take over in RF). The trade might even include a Francour although I don’t think the Braves should give up on him quite yet. Sanchez is a player and competes each at bat. Something I can’t say very often when looking at the Braves lineup. Think Garrett Anderson. He doesn’t look like he even cares.
May 30th, 20095:33 pm
Its channel 22, it says something about the Red Sox first, but its the Braves game listed after that.
“stalker” is such a, well, creepy term. I prefer “observer” There is nothing wrong with sitting back and biding your time…
May 30th, 20095:34 pm
I don’t know how many of y’all can remember, but the Braves always seemed to do this year in and year out. They would be mediocre until June and heat up with the weather. I just hope that this is happening now for us, and that we’ll be celebrating in early September with another division crown.
Hey….got a joke for ya.
What’d the blonde say when she found out she was pregnant?
“Glad it’s not mine”
Remember when the Diamondbacks were about to be an unstoppable force for a long time to come? What happened there?
So we pick TURNER – who’s TURNER. I saw in today’s paper that STRASBURG was hammered by the UNIVERSITY of RICHMOND baseball team 5-1.
May 30th, 20095:35 pm
Oops, that’s the UNIVERSITY of VIRGINIA, sorry. MM talking.
Lucinda Williams quote on the perfect man: “a poet on a motorcycle.”
Do we know anybody like that on the blog?
May 30th, 20095:36 pm
Grown men moves!
Hey now! Good baseball right there.
Strike Em Out Throw Em Out DP!
Ross is REALLY good with the throws. Strong and very accurate.
May 30th, 20095:37 pm
Was Ripkin’s game streak all starts? Or just that he played in all those games? Like could Schafer qualify today if he gets in the game later?
Chop It Up All-star
When Vasquez is on, he is AMAZING!!
cabravesfan – I mostly used that word to see if he has a reaction whenever he next surfaces.
I could’a did that.
May 30th, 20095:38 pm
Elvis Presley – I hear the Diamondbacks are still paying some of the guys contracts from the WS winning team. That or they still were last year, can’t remember.
Nice play! Guess all those geenies Byrnes is eating aren’t working after all.
I effin hate that guy …..with a passion!!!
May 30th, 20095:40 pm
Oh, I’m sure he will
Frank from KS-
not sure that deserves a response…
Chop It Up All-star
When Frenchy is off….he’s WAY off.
May 30th, 20095:41 pm
How about Jo-JO and Charlie Morton for Ryan Dumount of Pittsy can use what ever pitching they get
May 30th, 20095:42 pm
Holy crap — that kid from the D-Backs with differently colored eyes is freaky looking.
that didn’t work right…
May 30th, 20095:43 pm
Sorry, couldn’t resist. Heard it the other day and thougt I’d pass it along. :>)
Anyone know about the Ripken streak?
May 30th, 20095:45 pm
Schafer’s in now, probably because of defense in a tight game, and since Diaz’s spot isn’t due up again probalby until the ninth inning. Diaz out of game, Anderson stays in in left.
Kotchman, what a douche. He stops and waits for the catcher to tag him…then starts on a dead sprint to get to firstbase so he doesn’t have to go back to the dugout to get his glove and hat….should have hustled the whole way!!!!
May 30th, 20095:46 pm
Where’s Matty? I suppose they want to play it safe defensively to protect the lead.
Free Tommy Hanson
I hope Schafer and Larry had a long discussion while watching the action in the first 6 innings.
May 30th, 20095:47 pm
But we leave GA in LF? That makes a lot of sense. Stupid move Bobby.
May 30th, 20095:49 pm
I don’t really see the point of sitting Schafer for 6 innings and then bringing him in. I understand that you bring him in for defense but he said himself that he was mentally tired and not physically tired. Sitting him for six innings really doesn’t rest him mentally. We need a REAL back-up centerfielder that can play the whole game.
OMG MFin SHUT UP. I mean, do you even LIKE the braves?
May 30th, 20095:50 pm
Gameday shows those breaking balls are getting much of the plate and the umpire isn’t calling them for strikes. For you watching on TV, are those curveballs close enough to at least being called once?
May 30th, 20095:52 pm
No need for the flip of the bat like that, little punk.
Strasburg wasn’t hammered. He went 7 innings, 15 Ks, 1 BB 2 ER
wow, what an intersting looking lineup today. Atleast it’s paying off so far.
Now, time to get out of the inning.
I disagree about bringing Schafer in for defense. The point is to win the game and good defense is important in a close game. As for mental rest, it wasn’t like he get to go to the beach when he didn’t start. Bench players need to have there head in the game in a different way. He will play be instinct and be fine.
I’m haveing an uneasy feeling. Don’t need the Aussie now
May 30th, 20095:53 pm
Love seeing that from Ross.
Justin and BJ Upton could be brothers…
What a punk. His manager needs to bench him for acting like that on a walk. Ugh.
Well, I think we can all imagine what Ross said to him after Upton flicked that bat up in the air following the walk.
May 30th, 20095:54 pm
Does anyone else think it looks stupid the way the bullpen always comes running in during these arguments all big-and-bad and never does anything, stand around and then all walk meekly back to the bullpen?
Rob (from SC)
Why does Vazquez keep having these one inning meltdowns
Javy’s “meltdown” inning?
Here comes Javy’s problem inning again.
You can do it, Javy! I believe!
May 30th, 20095:55 pm
Stephen and JD Drew could be brothers, too….
I love the D Ross provides.
I agree that they should bring him in for defense. My point was that if you were going to do that just start him the whole game. Also, if we had a real backup centerfielder there would be no need to only give him part of a day off.
May 30th, 20095:56 pm
Good block by Ross. The Falcons ought to be calling him soon.
How old is Upton again? 22? Bitch please. lol I’m still mad about that.
whew, 1 more
May 30th, 20095:58 pm
strikeout coming up?
Way to avoid “the inning,” Javy!
David Ross: man of the inning. What a great, great pick-up.
I think after watching how David Ross takes control, that he needs to be the personal catcher for Javier Vazquez. He seems to have that tough personality that Vazquez needs during these difficult innings.
There we go, great work to get out of there
Javy = Half man, half amazing.
Way to man up, Javy!!
Yes! Ask and ye shall receive!
JV is a pitcher … WOW!!!
wow… that a way to work out of it javy
Day-um great pitching by Javy to get out of it.
That’s some pitching right there. Carved them up.
Vazquez has his problems, but he has a good idea of how to pitch.
May 30th, 20095:59 pm
Big-league pitching folks!
HUGE pitches by Vazquez to strike out Drew and Reynods (the latter is the only NL player with more whiffs than Schafer). Nice changeup to get Reynolds
Going out to buy Ross jersey tomorrow; way to stand up for your pitcher!!
May 30th, 20096:00 pm
Wonder how Phil Spector will like the “wall of sound” he’ll find at the penitentiary?
one more and if we can get this i bet we do more damage in the top of the 7th….
Whew, that was clutch!!
Andy C –
Lots of teams use defensive switches. While it would be great to have an equally talented CF on the bench, it would be unlikely. Suppose you had a gold-glove caliber player. When he gets a day off, it makes sense that if it turns out that you have a lead in a close game (which happens about 1/4 of the time), the defensive switch is the way to go.
I was saying to my TV– “Keep going up higher Javy. He will swing and miss a high hard one”. Yes. Amazing to see the game in real time and not several minute delay. I think lots of folks must be screwed out of seeing this because of Fox restrictions so not as many up to the second comments.
Nice comeback by Vazquez. I was about to point out that he has a 6.29 ERA with runners on and a 9.45 ERA with RISP. But did great this inning scaping out of the jam. Good work.
May 30th, 20096:01 pm
What a way to toughened up by Javy Vazquez. Wow, what a way to get out of a major jam. And the Diamondbacks had some pretty good at bats.
A homerun here by Ross would be awesome!!
May 30th, 20096:02 pm
Great job Javy!!! I’m not sure what Ross said, but he seems like the type that would say “Excuse me, please don’t throw you bat!” Guy never argues balls and strikes or bad calls, can’t imagine he swore.
Javy is only half a man?
That’s not very manly now, is it?
Did not like the batflip there by Upton. I wasn’t aware we do batflips for walks. But After watching those two strike out and the way that team strikes out so much I guess you do, do a batflip when you walk. It’s a rare feat for those young diamondbacks. He was just happy he didn’t swing at the pitch and strikeout himself.
DOB– Pitches must look different in person. You said it was a changeup. Sure look like a high, hard one on TV.
Ross certainly got the best out of JaVy then. Like a good golf caddie on the bag. I don’t know that McCann could have gotten that out of him. Javy at times seems to lose focus when he gets in trouble, not that time.
May 30th, 20096:03 pm
Vazquez can bunt. He needs to teach the rest of the team
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