12:59 pm June 7, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
June 7th, 20092:08 pm
Glavine is piching in the fan batting cage under the center field seats!
It’s only been 2 innings, but this kid BELONGS. Not cutting Tom Glavine would have been like not trading Dale Murphy back in 1990. Just like David Justice needed a position to play, Tommy Hanson needed a spot in the rotation.
Meanwhile, this kids not only throws hard, but he hits the corners. Plus when these Brewers players foul the pitch, it’s to the opposite field. I havent see one Brewer pull the ball foul.
June 7th, 20092:09 pm
Looks like Hanson is facing the minimum through 3.
June 7th, 20092:10 pm
And he does!
not a bad turn through the order fellas, not bad at all. 0 hits, 0 walks, 4K
June 7th, 20092:11 pm
A strike throwing machine, plain and simple.
tom-my han-son (clap, clap, clap-clap-clap)
June 7th, 20092:12 pm
Only 1 out of the 10 pitches in the 3rd inning was under 90mph!!!!!!
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Frank from KS
June 7th, 20092:13 pm
Wonder how Chip Caray feels about having to be on the TBS game between the Rangers/R. Sox and having to miss Hanson’s debut.
3 innings pitched. 4 strikeouts, 0 walks, 0 hits, 31 pitches with 24 of them strikes. Now, when was the last time that Tom Glavine had 3 innings like that? If Tom Glavine was pitching today, he would have thrown a lot more than 31 pitches. And have a lot more than 7 balls versus 24 strikes thrown.
Let’s see what kind of adjustments the Brewers hitters make during his second time around the batting order. In turn, I want to see how Hanson deals with those adjustments.
Totally agree with you. I’m sure most do. I suppose it still could have been handled better. But that’s really not my problem.
Hanson will fail on occasion. NOBODY is that good all the time. He’ll have to adjust, and he’ll have to pitch with pain, and when he’s not feeling well, etc…
But you’re right. It was time. It is time. My guess is that they would have just done it out of ST, but the Super 2 status obviously came into play.
That’s not to downplay what those 11 starts at AAA did for him as well.
IMO, as much as I wanted him up sooner, Wren and Co. handled it PERFECTLY. As for how Glavine was treated? I’ve moved on.
But it’s clear calling up Hanson was the right call.
Aw they’re making Medlen wear the My Little Pony backpack.
Willie Mays Hayes: Are you telling me that Yunel’s single was a clean hit and not a Texas leaguer? And are you telling me that Chipper’s triple was legit? If so my friend, your vision is obscured. Cameron should have either laid out for that or played it on a hop for a single. Either way, you expect better from a centerfielder that has his reputation.
June 7th, 20092:15 pm
The My Little Pony backpack actually doesn’t look that weird on Medlen.
Nova Scotia Steve
At least we got a freaking run…man offense has been aweful
We officially now have the pitching staff to win three World Series.
If only we had the Washington Nationals line-up. We could probably win with the Washington Redskins at the plate.
Now that’s just silly.
"Chef" Tim Dix
June 7th, 20092:16 pm
Please dear God pitch this machine again on Thursday!
It’s okay Chip, you can call them murder’s row
through a perfect three innings, Hanson has thrown 31 pitches, 24 for strikes (and another that wasn’t called). so yeah, seven balls to nine hitters ain’t bad
June 7th, 20092:17 pm
Then again on Sunday!
Looks like Hanson is going to have to continue pitching his ass off today because it looks like that 1 run may be our only run today.
I itnessed Bob Horner get is ass buried on the bench way back when, and Bob was a damn good hitter, Francouer the Failure, gets three days, and he is still a Miserable PUke!!!
Chipper with the HR!
MAMA THERE GOES THAT MAN!
hard part of the cycle for chip
chippuh…thats nice to see
Atta boy Chip.
June 7th, 20092:18 pm
Chipper going for the cycle!!!! HR, Triple Single, double
Halfway to the cycle!
Way to go Chipper!
How can this offense be this bad? It’s Manny Parra. He had an ERA close to seven before this start. It’s insane.
Okay, there is a Chipper homer. Maybe he isn’t done.
June 7th, 20092:19 pm
Chipper single-handedly showing Hanson the run support he deserves. The rest of these guys should be ashamed (not counting Esco).
Ugh, tv just opened up for me. Missed everything but the strike out to end the top half of the third. Seems Hanson is doing ok huh? Frank “Wren at all costs” and the rest of the front office should have had him up from the beginning. Especially if he meant “Every game counts now” like he said when he released Glavine. I’m assuming he meant ” Every game counts now THAT THE SUPER-2 PERIOD HAS PASSED”
Yup Hoss is pee’d off about something!!!
Chipper got the two hard ones out of the way now he only needs the single and double.
June 7th, 20092:20 pm
Mr. Jones is trying very hard to give Mr. Hanson a nice welcome to the Majors..
Chipper protecting the kid………..I guess he knows the kid doesnt deserve to lose.
We should put Hanson out to stud and raise a whole team of Big Reds.
I’ve missed the series. Does McLouth have a hit yet as a Brave?
I’m guessing Chipper’s toe is feeling pretty good.
June 7th, 20092:21 pm
Donk, must’ve sadi, Hey Chip, you need to plate some runs today, the Homeboy upstairs is on a rampage, so no Golf,and No sitting today okay….
Chip to Donk, Yeah yeah skip whatever….
Anyone miss JoJo??
June 7th, 20092:22 pm
Is it just me or does the FSN broadcast keep freezing up?
Then again, looks like Chipper is going to be a one man offensive wrecking crew. I was going to pick Chipper for my fantasy team today, however because he came out early last night, and because it is a day game after a night game, I didnt figure on Bobby putting him out there. It sucks having to pick your team by midnight the day of the game.
A day like today, when the Braves hitters are struggling, Chipper Jones is carrying the team today. If Franceour was the real deal, he would have games like today more often. However, he simply isnt capable of carrying the Braves, nor is he even a decent Major League hitter.
I’m still baffled that he is batting 5th today.
“We should put Hanson out to stud and raise a whole team of Big Reds.”
Not a bad idea. Kid’s now throwing 97 on the corners.
aflac – rudy seanez?
Also, for those who’ve been scouting Hanson, when he does allow runs, is there a pattern? Does he allow them early, before getting on track, or late, when he starts to tire and they’ve seen his stuff? I know he hasn’t allowed much to begin with, but was wondering.
You know the one thing that should make Hanson and Medlen even more comfortable is the fact that when they got called up from AAA, they could still live in the place they’ve been staying at all year since AAA is in Gwinnett as opposed to the past when they’d have to travel from Richmond and stay in a hotel.
June 7th, 20092:23 pm
Error on Escobar.
Take a little off Tommy that 97 mph heater is getting a little straight….
Another for Escobar…….
The Truth, if that is your real name, that’s what I can’t stand about the whole tip-your-cap-to-the-guy thing.
I mean, are these pitchers Gods? Are they indestructable forces of nature? Not that I’m aware of.
They’re like, “and remember, they got Trevor Hoffman warming up in the bullpen.”
So the F what? He’s 90. Just get some damn hits for the love of god…
thanks esky, you schmuck
E6 – scorer’s generous.
Watch out Chipper! Escobar is hot on your tail in the errors category!
Ah I knew he was charging too hard. Damn Yunel for messing up the no no.
Good Question…Does McLouth have a hit yet?
June 7th, 20092:24 pm
There goes the perfect game…
There goes the perfect game
Whoops. Hanson knew that was gone.
oops hanson….esky you shmuck
E on esco stings now.
Escobar is a poor defensive shortstop. Geez we always pay for our mistakes 2 run shot.
I’m still baffled that he is still on the roster.
Can’t push the ball that way Rook, gotta let your action work for ya!!!
McClouth got a couple hits last night.
For all the great games that Escobar makes, he continues to make errors like that. Hopefully Hanson will shrug it off.
Then again, Braun jacks one. It seems that every time Escobar makes a bonehead play, it leads to a big inning.
June 7th, 20092:25 pm
…and Escobar’s error comes home to roost…
This is my fault. Perfect through 3 then I start to watch. Sorry folks
back down to earth on that one. two-run homer by braun on a fastball moving in over the plate
Is it me or does Ryan Braun use way too much eye-liner?
That guy’s a tool.
Seriously, Medlen needs to give Craig Counsel his my little pony backpack back.
The Brewers are a bunch of douches.
Nova Scotia Steve
Yea, he got his first hit as a Brave yesterday and also stole a base.
I could have done that.
I blame Escobar.
There is no shame in giving up your first homer to Ryan Braun. Dude can flat out hit.
June 7th, 20092:26 pm
Yep, always pay for our mistakes. Do we make the opponent pay for theirs? NO.
… and the no-no, and the shutout.
June 7th, 20092:27 pm
Their hititng is so much better than our it aint even close imo
I guess hanson is human after all.
Man, Escobar’s errors have been pretty costly this series…
Yunel is not getting a fan out of me.
Get this guys some extra fielding practice………….it seems like he makes an E every time I watch a game.
Messed up Hanson’s Waltz. 1, 2, 3, – 1, 2, 3 – 1, 2, 3
June 7th, 20092:28 pm
Tough play for Escobar. Fast runner, tricky hop…easy to say that he should’ve had it, but it’s a harder play than it looks.
Aaron Gould Sheinin
Hey, Carroll, do you reckon Hanson is on a pitch count?
There is no shame in giving up your first homer to Ryan Braun. Dude can flat out hit. – Paul Lentz
Yup, guy’s a hitter. Scares me more than Fielder in that lineup.
Braves Fan 88
Shaky, very shaky.
Winning teams make the opposition pay for mistakes.
One of those runs is an unearned run. Looks like Chipper is going to have to hit another homer.
Hey Glavine, shut your pie-hole
June 7th, 20092:29 pm
If he tosses a 1-hitter and gets a no-decision, somebody should be DFA.
Chipper is having a great game! Good defense too! So glad it was only dizziness!
June 7th, 20092:30 pm
The last time the Braves lost an icon (during the season) was Dale Murphey.
David Justice came in to fill those shoes nicely and won the R.O.Y.
Now we have Hanson who has come in to fill an icons place (Tom Glavine)
Perhaps he will make as big a contribution!
Can he get the R.O.Y. ???
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