2:22 pm June 3, 2009, by David O'Brien
June 3rd, 20099:07 pm
So, it’s good that the toe is better from the right side! Great job, Chipmeister!
ATTTA BOY CHIPPER!!!!
Chipper did it again
Blanco Would’ve been Out if he ran to second…But Yes we are the least aggressive team on the bases
Chipper’s kinda good
Schafer's Facial Expression
And the hits just keep on comin’!
Wow, nice bunt by Blanco and Gimper comes through with a fancy double!
The Baseball Gods
Hoss is money!!
June 3rd, 20099:08 pm
Holy Crap he is AWESOME!!!!!
Braves finally get a bounce to go their way…and I have no idea how he hit that ball that far. WOW!!!! Great job Chipper!
Or not, Tomahawkin!
Eric from MO
Good job Chipper!
Momentum just seems to be moving toward the positive direction. HELL YEAH CHIPPER!!
Double for Chipper to tie the game, pinch hitting for Lowe. Ball bounced against the wall and failed to bounce out, unlike many of McCann’s doubles this year. Blanco scores all the way from first base.
Now KJ has a chancet to drive in the go-ahead run and give Lowe the win.
Bobby, where’s the pinch runner? Come on, man. Wake up.
When Chipper can get fooled and do that…DAM.
Bust all Unions
June 3rd, 20099:09 pm
Hoss is so talented.
Piedmont Blues (ex-BFIR)
Way to go Hoss! On MLB Network Mitch Williams just said, “That’s pathetic. Guy’s totally fooled, trying to foul off the pitch and he hits it to dead center field off the wall.”
Vanna, I’d like to buy a pinch runner, please.
Bobby may leave Chipper in the game.
TBF(n)K as Billy
yeeah wondering why no pitch runner maby he wants the bat and he takee third
Hey Frank, how about trying to go after Cliff Lee now?
Chipper’s da man! Listen to that crowd!!
I sure wish we could have traded Jo-Jo instead of Charlie
They’re showing Brian Barton in the dug-out for those BB fans. I can’t remember who he’s replacing.
June 3rd, 20099:10 pm
Packed house tonight, pretty sure 40 percent are cubby fans but i’ll take it as the place looks better with buts in the seats. It’s also nice to see them shut up when the braves actually do something.
Medlin. Moylan. Sorian. Gonzo.
Lowe. Jurrjens. Vazquez. KK*. Hanson.
June 3rd, 20099:11 pm
Was he serious? What an a$$
Piedmont Blues (ex-BFIR)
Chipper was fooled and hit it that far. He meant from a pitchers standpoint. I like Mitch though. MLB Network isn’t ashamed of doggin players and such. It’s more fan like ( with the reactions and comments) than the standard ESPN.
Sweet Lou has the slowest walk to the mound…
Come On Esco, We Need You Baby…!
Chipper has been a defensive liability late in games this year for the Braves, but I guess Bobby is thinking we need the power in the lineup?
but if you want to go the scouting report route I’d say that they’ve both gotten rave reviews… (STEVE)
yeah, I am pretty skeptical about defensive stat analysis even now. Still too many that don’t agree with what I see, though I think they are much better than they were 4 years ago
Ernesto why would the Pirates want JO JO?
I’ll take chipper 100 games a year and infante the rest any day of the week
Brian Barton looks like the Braves’ resident hippie. Cool for me. Bet Cox makes him get a haircut.
June 3rd, 20099:12 pm
he meant it because that’s bad luck for Lilly. That he fooled Chipper but Chipper hit it that far.
Pinella is leaving Lily in the game. If Escobar gets the go-ahead run home, they’re going to rip Sweet Lou in Chicago.
I always wonder why people still watch and complain about BSPN, When the MLB network is available…?
I’m surprised Lilly hasn’t hit anybody, to be honest with you.
June 3rd, 20099:13 pm
Barton is up for Campillo, he is back on the DL.
That Strikeout of KJ Hurts!
I got it when he said it (may not have been clear when I typed it). And I agree with you, I think it’s great that MLB lets guys go off on players more than ESPN seems to.
Richie why would we go after a pitcher who is going to cost a ton of propects when we still need offense. Currently our rotation is JJ Lowe Vazquez Hanson and Kawakami. Other than the Red Sox no one has a better rotation.
June 3rd, 20099:14 pm
Surprised and impressed Lilly hasn’t hit anyone, Bravos2249. Be very nice to see that beef end with this series.
No Decision for Lowe but thanks to his good pitching he gives them a chance to win
sooo bennett in?
Steve from OH
nolie, you know how much I hate subjective analysis, but I agree. I think the new defensive stats have a lot to add to the conversation, but they’re not nearly as informative as a simple BA/OBP/SLG line. I prefer the Fielding Bible to UZR if I had to choose though. Still, for me watching the guys play is the best metic at this point.
June 3rd, 20099:15 pm
You Don’t Bean Anyone on purpose in a close game, which Is why I’m Suprised D-Lo did it…
June 3rd, 20099:16 pm
so Moylan gets the ball.
Keep it tied Pete!
I give the trade a “B”. I’m really excited to have Nate McLouth, but I do think we gave up too much. Gorkys and Morton, sure…that’s from a position of strength in our farm system, as FW said…but why throw in Locke? That kid could be a dominant lefty, along the lines of a Cole Hamels.
Still, this team was built during the offseason to win now (see the additions of veterans Lowe, G Anderson, Vasquez, and Kawakami), and a solid leadoff man might be the key to getting our offense going. Pitching has been solid so far, and it’s about to get downright filthy with Medlen headed to the ‘pen and Hanson coming in like a freight train. So offense needed an upgrade, and it got one!
I’d love to see a few games with Diaz in right and Garrett in left, so we don’t have to watch Frenchy go 0-5 night after night. My guess is that next year, we have McLouth in right, Diaz in left, and Schafer in center. I don’t know about you guys, but I’d be happy with that (assuming Schafer’s AAA seasoning works out this year).
Very, very excited for the rest of this season. Go Braves!
Moylan Comes In with the Game on his hands, Not Good!
June 3rd, 20099:17 pm
Dave Valle, who’s also in the MLB studio, called Mitch out too (in jest). He said something like, “it’s pathetic if you’re a pitcher. If you’re a hitter it’s pretty sweet.”
How did Blanco not get a hit for that!?! What garbage.
June 3rd, 20099:18 pm
Savannah Guy, Glavine was maxing out at 84 MPH two years ago with the Mets. What part of 43 years old and coming off of elbow and shoulder surgery don’t you understand? – Stinky
No, odorous one, I get that. 43 years old is an issue for any player, but the fact that he was throwing mid-eighties before and after Tommy John is not unusual. Smoltz and many other pitchers have overcome that. Granted, Glavine was most likely not going to be a great starter this year. Maybe he would’ve beat the odds. Only you and some others on this board seem to possess the all-seeing, all-knowing crystal ball.
My disgust in this situation comes from the way this was handled by Braves management. Glavine should’ve been allowed to take the mound once more for the Braves before he retires. He should have been given the opportunity to succeed or fail on his own, not be dismissed for a contrived reason such as velocity. It’s not about a few million dollars, it’s about promises made and broken.
What part of good character, ethical business and keeping your word don’t you understand?
Mike, what routing is everyone taking?
June 3rd, 20099:19 pm
Gwinette 8 – 0 in the 8th. JS is 0 fer 5 with 2 K’s.
Macon Braves (RIP)
The Tom Glavine release was a serious tug at my heart today. As a early teen and teenager in the early to mid ’90’s, Tom Glavine and David Justice were my two favorite players (Dale Murphy was my favorite player as a child and who I idolized when I first started learning baseball). However, I completely understand the decision from a baseball business aspect. I will miss Tommy (again) though and wish him the best of luck and look forward to seeing him inducted into the Hall of Fame when he is eligible.
HE WAS OUT AT FIRST!!
Find One Frenchy!
June 3rd, 20099:22 pm
Savannah Guy wrote:
“What part of good character, ethical business and keeping your word don’t you understand?”
Amen brother….. amen.
Savannah and everyone else who is complaining how Glavine was handled, dont blame the Braves, blame Hanson. He forced their hand. You couldnt keep him down any longer. He was too dominant.
Strike Em Out Throw Em Out!
STRIKE EM OUT THROW EM OUT!!! WHATTA PLAY!!!
There WE GO B-MACC!!!!
Party time, McFann!
June 3rd, 20099:23 pm
Look at Mac Daddy with the throw, and a nice tag at the other end.
There you go McFann!!!! <—–McCann
Strike-em-out, Throw-em-out! Good job, McCann. He’s shoring up his most glaring weakness as a catcher, throwing out base-runners.
thats three throw outs for BMAC in the last week
Savannah Guy, I sympathize a little. But if Glavine takes the mound, even once, he costs $1 million and the Braves may not be able to make the McLouth deal. MLB was reporting that the Braves have no ability to add any payroll after this trade. So it would be a nice story to let Glavine take a bow and retire as a Brave. But it would hurt the club for this and quite possibly future seasons.
It’s awfully easy for us to spend other people’s money. A tough call, but I think (and hope) Wren made the right one.
Good throw Mac!
Great throw by Mac, and a really crappy slide by…whoever that was. Nice play
Thanks. Didn’t know that.
June 3rd, 20099:24 pm
Gawd I’m Tired of the Amstel Light Commercials!
June 3rd, 20099:25 pm
I did wet myself that time, for real!
Marmolade is in. Love it.
How much has Mac improved on tossing the pill around!!
Mike – a .250 hitter? Think you might be under valuing him just a little? For one thing, at 27 years old he’s entering his prime years. Last season he hit .276, which is great… but I’d take .250 too, even though that’s well below his career average, if it came with the 26 HRs, 23 SB in 26 attempts, league leading 46 doubles, and gold glove defense he provided last season. The moves made today give the braves power in the outfield, speed on the bases, and likely a better bullpen with Medlin moving to the BP thanks to the Glavine trade that allowed Hanson to be called up.
McFann – this is a little late, but I’m glad you caught my comment on the non-double – it was intended for you.
June 3rd, 20099:26 pm
UGLY strike out from Matty Diaz…
June 3rd, 20099:27 pm
Diaz doesn’t exactly impress with that at bat. I like his hustle but that boy needs some plate discipline.
June 3rd, 20099:28 pm
I am NEVER going to Amsterdam because of that commercial.
Eric from Mo. “Savannah and everyone else who is complaining how Glavine was handled, dont blame the Braves, blame Hanson. He forced their hand. You couldnt keep him down any longer. He was too dominant.”
Yeah Eric, far be it for anyone to expect above board, honest and dignified behavior from the Braves or any team trying to win.
Hey, I hear Barry Bonds is still out there and we do need some more power in the outfield even after signing McClouth. Lets go sign him!
chip off the ol block
i got back this afternoon and am shocked with all of the news, very shocked by the release of Tommy Glav, but you know i agree with what the Braves did. Tommy wasnt that great for us last year, i remember games where he would go out maybe one or two innings and give up many many MANY runs. and that was when Tommy was a year younger, and never been on the DL in his career! A pitcher, it doesnt matter who he is, coming off of a major surgery is not what they were for a long time. I’m as big of Braves fan as the next guy, supported him the whole way, but really…
With Medlin seemingly figuring everything out in the bigs, and Hanson now being called up Hanson/Medlin > Tommy Glavine nough said.
As for the Trade shocked again, i didnt think we could get a deal for another week or two, and reading more and more about our new OF I LOVE THE TRADE! he’s going to be leading out team in.. well about everything! and next year or later this year after Jordan figures things out in AAA he could come back as our CF, and McCoulth could slide over to LF, hey GA will b gone with Matty Diaz, or BJ to spot start or fill in if needed
amazing day to be a Braves fan, now lets get the win!
dont start knocking Diaz now….
Jeff321, you need some mouf discipline.
June 3rd, 20099:29 pm
I guess we’re waiting for the excitement of the walk-off win. Let’s get through the top of the ninth.
Matt Diaz and Jeff Francoeur on the dugout laptop
Plate discipline is for girls.
June 3rd, 20099:30 pm
Offense, Come On!!!
“the yankees will win the ws with more pitching you will se tommy g in a yankee uniform soon, he will be a yankee, or a royal you heard it here first he might join smoltz.” willieg
We heard WHAT first? That you picked 3 possible landing places (out of 31 remaining choices)? Way to stick your neck on the line there.
While I am sympathetic to the loss of Glavine, he did have his chance. The Braves paid $1 million to take a chance on him. He was supposed to be ready to pitch near the start of the season. If he had done so, it would be a different story today. The fact that if they put him on the 25 man roster for a day, it was another $1 million, I don’t think it was in the best interest of the club to do so. Dissapointing, yes. Lack of class, NO>
Dang. That glass of Mormolade wuth thour.
assuming the game is still tied after the top of the 9th is done … Jeff will be the first one up in the bottom
June 3rd, 20099:31 pm
keylargo, it’s Gwinnett, bro.
June 3rd, 20099:32 pm
Gonzo in, keep it tied!!
Sorry I’m late (Mother was at the computer).
GREAT strike ‘em out, throw ‘em out double play!! Can’t believe we should have two in this game.
S’s F E, MFin04–
He sure is! Doing a very good job…dang umps just miss the calls sometimes…
Too bad he had to get out there.
Gonzo in the game…hold your breath….
Gonzo In a Non-Save Situation, Not-Good
O’Flaherty Should be in there
June 3rd, 20099:33 pm
Bravosnumbaone – I live in FL. That’s as close as I can get sometimes.
Elements: No problem. I had to look it up to make sure memory was pulling a fast one. Hope it helps seeing Glavine dumped a little easier…
June 3rd, 20099:34 pm
Nice catch on a bunt attempt by Gonzo…
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