4:13 pm May 30, 2009, by David O'Brien
Rob (from SC)
May 30th, 20097:17 pm
I would walk him and set up the DP.
Should walk Byrnes
Are we seriously not going to walk the bases loaded?
I sometimes think bobby watches a different game than we do
C’est la vie!
Chop It Up All-star
And that’s the game…damn.
No big shocker there
Friggin’ Jeff Bennett strikes again!!!!!
I dont blame that on Bennet… Lack of offense!!!
Can we DFA Bennett now? How about Jeff for just general suckiness
annnnnd there is a surprise for no one
Countdown to a 6 paragraph appearance by Coach…
Enjoy the show tonight, DOB.
May 30th, 20097:18 pm
NOOOOOO!! NOT BYRNES!! ANYBODY BUT BYRNES!!
Good going Bennett. We’ll continue to rely on you in the future, your job is safe!
how bad can they play tomorrow i wonder??
Maybe the Braves ought to trade for Byrnes — just to keep him from killing them.
I’d have walked the sacks full, to get the force at home on a grounder, and then pitched to a pinch-hitter, especially with the way Byrnes hits against the Braves.
So we have only 3 pitchers in the pen that can pitch? Not sure why Bennett is still on this club, he fails over and over again.
May 30th, 20097:19 pm
Jeff Bennett didn’t lose this game. 2 runs in 11 innings lost this game. GET RID OF JEFF FRANCOEUR!!!!!!!!
Bring in Bennett with the game on the line and what do you get? Exactly what you deserve, Mr. Cox
Awfense Sucks! Nuff Said!
well… at least those runs count to him this time and not someone else
Good to see how many of you idiots are paying attention to “your” team.
That’s the first run Jeff has given up in his last 6 appearances.
Keep runnin’ your moufs.
Macon Braves (RIP)
Two runs not enough to win a game again….who woulda thunk it?
That was soooooooooooo stupid, why in the hell do you not put Byrnes on to set up the DP, just terrible coaching
Maybes since Schafer got part of the day off today we can sit Jeff tomorrow? Dreaming? sigh….
May 30th, 20097:20 pm
Get Rid of Francoeur NOW!
O’Flaharety, Soriano and Gonzo= good. Bennett, Moylan, Carlyle, and Acosta=bad.
Booby Cox struck big there. The lack of an intentional walk to set up the DP was beyond stupid.
May 30th, 20097:21 pm
Time to see how the Eagles hang on against the Utes (what’s a Ute?) and the Joltin Jackets fare against Southern Miss.
Frenchy……… oh nevermind, it’s all been said. The guy has GOT to be benched.
and Kelly Johnson is NOT on fire. He is 2 for 10 in the last two games. That isn’t “on fire”.
May 30th, 20097:22 pm
Just walked in the door. Waddya know? A 1 run loss, while scoring only 2 runs, the next day after scoring 10. Who would’ve guessed it?
Not me. I just like to complain.
Well hell, we got Medlen going tomorrow. No need to fret.
What does it mean if you’re a 500 team and you regularly beat good teams but lose to bad ones?
Are we not worse than the D-Backs if we’re 2 and 3 against them even if they’re like ten games under 500 or whatever they are?
What does that mean? I’m just trying to figure out what that really means. Are we bad or are we good?
Why exactly is Bobby thinking bringing in Bennett? The guy is only good for giving up runs. Other teams are hitting .406 against him. That’s a good guy to bring in 2-2 in extras isn’t it?
Sam from da Swats
HOLD UP!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? WTF was Bobby Cox doing? Winning run on 3rd, possibly the best hitter on the Diamondbacks coming up, and you pitch to him with 1st base open? He couldn’t have been paying attention. He must have been in the bathroom, that’s what it was. Un-fkn-believable!!! Plus, typical Chipper Jones. Gets all his hits when they don’t count. Pressure of late inning, this guy doesn’t come through. The Braves are a joke…
May 30th, 20097:23 pm
Oh No, We Suck Again!
Acosta has pitched well in his limited opportunities
Actually it should go: Pitching= Good Offense=Embarrassing
as usual – this one is on Cox
Pull Vaz when the score is 2-1 and Braves win this one
Tough loss. I’m not sure what to say about Frenchy anymore. I really think the powers that be should consider bringing up Brandon Jones. He is nothing special. Probably a career fourth outfielder. But Jeff just isn’t getting it done. He isn’t the sole reason for this loss though. Clearly, 2 runs scored isn’t enough.
O’Flaharety threw 3 pitches
and Gonzo … 30.
how’s that for the coach thinking ahead? Bobby’s a batter by batter, pitch by pitch guy … not an inning by inning guy.
May 30th, 20097:24 pm
Given what the remainder of the bullpen has done of late (sorry, Peter), Bennett was the best remaining choice – you have to score more than two runs in a game like that.
DOB: “If the Braves don’t win today, blame Will Farrell, Vince Vaughn and the rest of the cast of Old School, the film du jour in the visitors’ clubhouse this morning.”
Sorry. I apologize. But DOB, next time spell my name right, ok?
It isn’t a mock draft, they’re rankings. I.e. these are the best PLAYERS. He’s not actually predicting who will pick who, just telling you who the best players are. I don’t think we take Taylor at 7 either.
Dude picked one off his shoelaces and almost hit it out, what can you say? This team couldn’t hit their way out of a wet paper sack! After scoring 10 runs we go what 17 innings and score 2 ?? Dr. Jekyl meet Mr. Hyde.
May 30th, 20097:25 pm
Can someone delete that crap at 7:19pm? I thought that guy was gone forever. Guess not.
I wish Jeff would just do something smart w/ the bat and shove it right up his arse!
At least then he would be doing everyone else a service…I mean its not doing him any good anyways…
It’s amazing how the rate of postings picked up as soon as the Braves fell behind (fatally, one must admit).
May 30th, 20097:27 pm
A big sarcastic clap for you N8 – I’m glad you’re so proud that you correctly picked the Braves to suck and can wallow in it while still feeling so special and correct.
If God didnt make me more intelligent than most of them i would of been dead along time ago Brave79
too damn bad you aren’t you racist POS.
Five games back from the Phillies in the loss column. I think Soriano and Gonzalez are traded before years end. We could get some good young players back for them. Be real good for 2010.
does anybody else think that they should have walked byrnes and set up a double play
May 30th, 20097:28 pm
Have fun at Lu’s show tonight and say “Hey” for me if you get the chance. Her and I go waaay back.
Steve from OH
Good God, MFin, do you just spout out whatever thought pops into your tiny little brain? Race, religion, politics, etc. are OFF LIMITS for this blog. Got it? Now can it, moron.
Geez Braveheart, I took you comment wrong. Sorry. No need to over react. It certainly wasn’t personal. What is wrong with people today? Sheesh.
Sam Winning run on 3rd, possibly the best hitter on the Diamondbacks coming up, and you pitch to him with 1st base open?
“Best hitter”? Byrnes? Dude, after his 2-3 performance today, he got his AVG up to .221. Are their other hitter that bad, or are you talking about a differ’nt inning?
Ditto to you, bravesfan79. Can it.
Everyone better get in on those Failcoeur shirts….
They should be selling like hot cakes at this point…
What’s the Braves record in 1-run games the past few years? How does that not reflect managing? I mean if anything should reflect managing it is 1-run games.
You don’t put Bennett in. And it isn’t that Jeff Bennett was the best option available. It was that Bobby didn’t think ahead in a 2-2 game. You throw Soriano 2 innings, Gonzo 2 innings. And the way EOF is pitching you might throw him more than 3 pitches. You have to think ahead in a game that you know is going to extra innings.
May 30th, 20097:29 pm
How does this team go 7-8 over the last 15 games? The teams we played sucked.
May 30th, 20097:30 pm
i would of been dead along time ago Brave79….too damn bad you aren’t
You’re a sick POS.
Great. We get the post game with Mitch “uh” Evans.
Oh great, local news. Horrific murders and kidnappings, police department abuses, highway deaths, suicides, identity theft, etc.
Wow, I was just riffing there but I’m totally nailing it. A woman found dead in her apartment after four days with a knife in her neck.
A traumatic swimming accident… what’s next? A driver killed after a truck rear-ended him.
Thank you Fox 5. I feel better already.
Who gives a ****, I’m over it. In spite of the two sac bunts Vasquez seems to find ways to hurt his own cause. Obviously could have used more runs and with a little timely hitting (I mean, just a little) we could have had about 5 runs.
Glad it’s over.
May 30th, 20097:31 pm
You still have to set up the double play, or load the bases with a runner on third, less than 2-outs in a 2-2 extra inning game.
kirkinga, my bad, i did overreact to you.
McFann, I can care less if your mom was hitting. Dude, you walk at least Byrnes, or maybe walk the bases loaded to have force outs everywhere. That’s the dumbest coaching I’ve ever seen in baseball.
May 30th, 20097:32 pm
Hamels and Phils down 3-0 in the second. Maybe the Nats can win a game!
Frank from KS
May 30th, 20097:33 pm
KC and anyone else who’s interested…
Dye’s also hitting a nice .297 to add to his 13 HR’s and 33 RBI’s so far this season.
Bobby didnt lose that one when he brought Jeff B in, but he lost him when he didnt walk Byrnes to set up the double play
Doesn’t matter what he speaks, Mixxo, it’s off limits. No excuses.
May 30th, 20097:34 pm
I wish they woulda walked Byrnes, too…’cause then he wouldn’t have been the guy to knock home the winning run.
“The dumbest coaching you’ve ever seen”? Dude, whatever.
(That PB didn’t help our cause much, either…)
May 30th, 20097:35 pm
MF, ok, who would you put in? Moylan?
You might even bring in Moylan with the double play opportunity in order. Granted he hasn’t pitched welll…but he does get A LOT of balls pounded into the ground on the infield.
It’s amazing how the rate of postings picked up as soon as the Braves fell behind (fatally, one must admit)
This suprises you? Have you not been around when we lose?
Oh man! And you said, “I can care less”? Dude, it’s, “I couldn’t care less”!
May 30th, 20097:36 pm
“A big sarcastic clap for you N8 – I’m glad you’re so proud that you correctly picked the Braves to suck and can wallow in it while still feeling so special and correct.” sir stealth
Really? No. Really. Seriously….REALLY Go Phuque yourself.
I walk in the f’n door, see that the Braves just lost a nail biter (seems like Vazquez had another good day), and after stating LAST NIGHT that that game had the makings of them losing by one run today, restate my sarcasm that this team is predictable.
And you chose to single that post out of all the “Fancoeur should shove the bat up his arse”, “Bobby is an idiot”, “this team sucks”??????
Really? I’ll repeat it. Go Phuque yourself. Many thanks for your time.
Steve from OH, Mixxo is the racist POS that instigated the whole race fracas after the Upton/Ross incident, that’s why he’s defending that ignorant scumbag bravesfan79. Don’t dignify that dweeb with a response.
May 30th, 20097:37 pm
The first two posts @ 7:35 went together perfectly! That is hilarious!
May 30th, 20097:38 pm
And you chose to single that post out of all the “Fancoeur should shove the bat up his arse”, “Bobby is an idiot”, “this team sucks”?????? (N8)
N8, maybe that’s because Sir Stealth actually respects you, so he dignifies you with a response, while he knows the others are a waste of his time
joe from central coast ca
Larry…newsflash…Braves suck and can’t score runs on a consistent basis..hense..we lose to teams who also suck but can score more runs consistently…
SoWeGa Fanatic – no I don’t necessarily like the move of bringing Moylan in. He hasn’t been pitching great….but you have to have the double play in order…or even the bases loaded to allow for force outs.
The other part of the equation is we still should have had Gonzo pitching that inning, not Bennett.
May 30th, 20097:39 pm
Cox is an idiot and naturally he mishandled the extra innings BUT …
this game was lost WHEN he failed to yank Vaz while he still had the lead. IF he does that, Braves just might have won this in regulation rather than losing in extra & using up your closer over 2 innings thus making it unlikely to have him tomorrow.
Much like his team, this manager has a will to lose and lose he will
I hate to say it – but you Americans are obsessed with racism.
May 30th, 20097:40 pm
McFann, if the MLB did a survey for every coach in the MLB, I bet 99% of them would walk him. The only dummy that wouldn’t is your manager Bobby Cox.
If OBP is so important, then why isn’t it on the scoreboard?
Ease up on Bennet, Reynolds hit a pretty good pitch almost out of the dirt on the outside corner. Frenchy struck out 3 times, don’t ease up on him, trade him now. No need to worry about the future when you have guys like Jayson Heyward, Cody Johnson, and Gorkys Hernandez.
Trade Frenchy, and Morton or Reyes for a decent hitter who can play RF. Why not Matt Holliday, because they traded for Mark Texeira a few years back and couldn’t resign him, and now the Rangers have Elvis Andrus and Salty. This division can be won by anyone, and all this teams needs is a right handed power hitting outfielder.
How about trading Kawakami. The guy is a good SP, but the Braves have some pretty good starters coming up, and some other proven stars getting healthy.
Matt Holliday is the biggest star rumored to be traded so far, and if you ask me I’d say the Athletics need some pitchers. They appear not to be in contention 10 games out already. Kawakami is under contract for the next three seasons, and it’d give them a veteran starter. And offcourse it wouldn’t be just Kawakami, but some young players like Jeff Franceour, and Jojo Reyes or Charlie Morton.
The ball that Byrnes he would have been the perfect double play ball. Instead that kind of hit wins the game instead of sends the game into more innings.
Besides sir dipsh!t, WHEN did I predict the Braves would suck? Find the frickin post that I’ve EVER said that, and re-post it. Good luck. It doesn’t exsist.
As far as feeling “special and correct”??? You’d have to be one of the cast members of The Ringer to NOT guess what this team is going to do next. Don’t feel special at all. If you didn’t see today’s result coming, than that says more about YOUR “smarts”, than mine.
I’d expect an apology for stating something I’ve never said. But I know you don’t have the balls to do it. So, I’m not holding my breath.
Perhaps Francoeur should shove the bat up YOUR arse, huh?
May 30th, 20097:41 pm
Mixxo, I don’t consider you my “buddy”.
You’re a sick POS. Fail
you another racist pig, ?
Sam – can’t get 99% from 30 managers
May 30th, 20097:42 pm
Most aren’t. But there are a few race-obsessed people like “Truth” who go around looking for chances to start ranting about racism.
mixxo, bravesfan79, and whoever else is posting this racial crap.
You guys are talking to the wrong people. This is a baseball blog. If you feel that strongly about your racist agenda then go join a racist blog where you can be around other small minded individuals like yourself.
Nobody here is hiding from anything, we just dont care to talk about that crap here.
Like the song says, ” We’re talking Baseball,,,, Baseball and the Braves!!”
May 30th, 20097:43 pm
you another racist
Nope. Just not a pig who wishes death on people who haven’t killed or physically harmed anyone. That is as low as it goes.
Which was more disappointing,the game or the conversation the last couple of hours?
May 30th, 20097:44 pm
GET FRANCOEUR OFF THE TEAM!!!!!
Doesn’t Cox and Wren realize that he is hurting the team? I say send Schafer down too. Bring up Blanco and Brandon Jones. Send Francoeur and Schafer to Gwinnett. Cut Garrett Anderson. Outfield should be Diaz, Blanco, Jones and Barton. I bet they are just as good as the others.
How much value does Francoeur have in a trade?
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