1:37 pm June 14, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
June 14th, 20092:13 pm
We Are Getting Clowned By The AAA Orioles…Embarassing!
Bad play by Escobar. He should have just tagged the runner.
Textbook on how to not handle that pick off and run down.
That was terrible. This game was over before it started.
The inning was set up perfect for O’Flaherty and Moylan, and it just didn’t work out… thats our pathetic joke of a managers excuse for last night.. WOW and it gets uglier and uglier. congrats to the braves who will lose this series to the last place orioles and will get spanked . Lowe coffed this game up in the first 2 innings.. think hes sick of being on this team… now 4-0 and soon to be 5-0.. through 2 innings.. boy do we suck.. WOW i cant believe how this stupid team just kills themselves every day… goes back to the mindset this team has.. lazy pathetic horendous managment . GAME OVER PEOPLE .. BRAVES SUCK..
Instead of dissing the Orioles give them credit for executing.
Frenchy is a complete joke. Along with Loaf and Kelly
Bobby needs to do somthing to get this team going ….. 0-5 already its just pathetic to know our best pitcher is on the mound today. Bobby needs to get thrown out of a game or something. guess i can spend my day doing somthing else this game is already over.
June 14th, 20092:14 pm
Tough team to like.
Had a feeling Lowe wasn’t going to have it today…but, I think the bats are going to wake-up!
Sciambi:” It’s pretty clear that Derek Lowe does not have the good stuff today…” Unbelievable
we suck guys. pure and simple
Escobar gets way too much credit here. His baseball IQ is very low.
Oh well, lets just hope Mutts/Phills lose. I ain’t watchin this crap anymore.
June 14th, 20092:15 pm
cabravesfan- well when you have Lowe throwing balls i could hit, and Baltimore being world series caliber today(or were making them seem better) its over, lets hope the phils and mets lose.
Chop It Up All-star
Marlins will win today, Braves will lose and 4th place is upon us.
WOW…Escobar had no choice….Kelly nor Lowe covered first in time.
nice job escobar NOT…he probably could have dove to tag him out before the run scored..geez
I like it when you run this blog. You actually respond. I like DOB and all, but he’s way too choosey on who he’ll respond too…
And yes, I know he’s busy too…but, still…
Norton is only used as a PH and 1B, so I dont see the limitation on keeping Barbaro………I believe norton has not gone into the OF once this season (I know he is an OF). Beside we would have 4 OF and Infante and I think Prado might be able to play in LF………so does Chipper in an emergency and so does KJ……….. they have both player LF, so if emergency shows up, we have guys to cover up.
June 14th, 20092:16 pm
Most of you guys are f’n cry babies it’s the f’n 2nd inning gee f’n whiz!!!
SHOULDA GOT DUNN
cabraves fan are u kidding me?? the game is over dude u stupid joke moron.
At least we had a couple of months of hope this season. Good season Braves, see you next year.
One more thing, keep Lowe out there to save the pen. He can put that $15M to good use by saving the pen today.
Here we go again………..the hoping game…………lets hope x, y and z lose today.
June 14th, 20092:17 pm
If he dove and tagged the runner, while a runner was running home. It would be hard either way if they let the run score or not…..it’s different umps.
We do suck. It’s hard not to hope that they will be Braves a la 1998 and go on a tear. Ain’t gonna happen though…we are a .500 team. I’m resigned to it now.
when Gregg Zaun is getting hits, its just not our day.
1.2 innings pitches, 5 ER. go get’em Ace!
We’ll be two under .500 after today. If we don’t sweep the Reds we won’t see .500 the rest of the year
HAHA. AAA Orioles. You realize this team would probably be in 1st place in the NL East, right?
June 14th, 20092:18 pm
Come On AWFense At least make it close…This is flat out embarassing right now…
I just woke up, fed the cat, listened to some voice mail messages wishing me a happy birthday from the east coast, turned on the game, saw the score, laughed at how truly pathetic the Braves are, and turned it off.
This team is finished, folks. I was holding my breath, and keeping the verdict in my pocket as long as I could, but it’s over. The offense is the worst in the majors next to the Cubs. And to be quite honest: I am relieved. I’ll keep blogging and checking in, but watching the games–even on fast forward–was taking up way to much of my time. And this group doesn’t deserve our time, our money, our anything. As a matter of fact, I say we should all log off simultaneously right now–a gesture to save energy, save the planet, and save ourselves the embarassment of calling ourselves Braves fans.
The last time we had a decent..dominant start was Javy on Thursday.
The problem is that Norton is not eligible to come off the DL for at least another week and Casey will be ready on Tuesday. Someone is going to have to be sent down to make room for him…not many options, and Barbaro probably is the easiest to move
June 14th, 20092:19 pm
cabravesfan…it’s not that it’s the 2nd inning…
It’s that fact that we are now more than 60 games into the season and the Braves aren’t improving, even with a better CF. The deficiencies at 2B, LF, RF, the poor base-running, and the poor plate appearances in-general are just too much to make up right now to get any sustained winning. After today, the Braves are going to be in FOURTH place. The Braves should try to build for next year…try to get young talent that will replace the above-mentioned deficiencies.
Yunel is a F***ing idiot. He does not think. He has made some of the dumbest decisions on the field that i have ever seen
Of course it stays in.
That’s our luck. Looked like it was gone.
Those blaming Escobar obviously did not watch the play. The runner kept inching off and Escobar’s throw would have never gotten him. Getting on base, working the count, making the pitcher work, something the Braves need to do more often.
Here Comes The Homerun Hitter Frenchy again…Simply put we needed a single there not a meaningless homer…
Escobar is a dumb fellow. He had no chance at home, and was one step from Roberts. That ball that Roberts hit, that was a golf swing.
i feel a win today would be putting 1 run on the board.
June 14th, 20092:20 pm
Way to make em work bravos!
Routine fly in any other park and all the Frenchy lovers are going to come on here saying “good swing, he almost missed a HR”. Yes, he almost missed a HR. In the easiest part of one of the easier parks to hit a HR in.
wow…talk about having LONG ab’s to try and help Lowe get rest.
Nobody wants to rip Francoeur for hitting it hard, but not out?
Pretty sure I had a better baseball IQ than Escobar does now….when I was 12 years old…
3 pitches, 2 outs.
I could pitch against the Braves.
I don’t care which Brave enjoys listening to Ruby and the Romantics! I want them to start hitting dammit!!
SHOULDA GOT DUNN-
That was totally unnecessary. Just because I don’t share your bitterness doesn’t mean you can be a total d*ck to me.
This team makes some pretty average pitchers look really good. They need to make these guys work
Well Said In your Last Post…
Our Hitters yet again making this Jubroni look like Cy Young!
June 14th, 20092:21 pm
oh dear…Escobar is out
You could have predicted today’s train wreck after the 7th inning collapse last night.
Lowe is pressing and trying to be perfect. The offense is going to vomit trying to dig out of this hole and NOW we will likely see Medlen brought in when it doesn’t matter.
You had a lead last night and a good starter in the pen ready to replace KK in the 5th. Instead you wheel out 4 pen arms and still lost.
Bobby is really looking senile this series.
Uhh..ohh…Esco MUST have pulled a brain muscle…
Well either he got benched or is hurt…..to tell you the truth it’s hard to tell….and that’s not good
June 14th, 20092:22 pm
G.A.- Should be retired
Oh this is a clinic in How To Not Be Patient At The Plate? Good. I thought for a minute it was a game that counted. Whew. You got me, Braves!
Its easy, CK comes back, Blanco goes down………..whats the problem with that?
I hope Booby C. Sent a Message to ESCO by replacing him with Diory…
Just Be Glad that ESCO Isn’t making big money otherwise he’d be such a Prima-Donna
June 14th, 20092:23 pm
Also even if Escobar should’ve dove….no one covered 1st base.
wow Diory Hernandez at shortstop….Message delivered to Escobar?!
Steve from OH
cabravesfan–yes it does. He is clearly entitled to say whatever he wants just because he says so. He is smarter than everyone on this board and everyone in the Braves’ organization, and you owe him your utmost respect. Wait, what’s that? He’s the moron? Oh, nevermind.
I see T-hawkin’ didn’t get the hint last night.
June 14th, 20092:24 pm
IDK. But I’m sure you’ll find out if he hurt or not….right?
All of you that are giving up on the season, I have a very simple soultion for you…..STOP POSTING!!!
Wow, gotta love of the baseball experts on here. It’s a wonder no one has sought to hire some you. I mean your baseball I.Q’s are off the wall.
I hope BC is not sitting Escobar the home plate steal. The Orioles played that perfectly and there was little you could do about it.
That said I hope Esco didnt hurt his shoulder or hip.
June 14th, 20092:25 pm
Nothing’s wrong with that, and that might very well be the move that is made, but I think it is more important to have a 4th outfielder then a 3rd first baseman. Just my opinion
Esco didn’t look happy on the bench. Looks like Bobby’s sending a msg. I don’t think this was the right play to do it on though. I didn’t think the home stealing thing was his fault.
Well, while I respect Bobby for sending a message to Esco, that effectively ends our chances at a comeback. Somehow I don’t see us making up 5 runs without him.
And Lowe has been shaky in his last few starts. He only gave up 3 last time through 7, but he was falling behind batters all night. Same story today, just a better hitting team.
June 14th, 20092:26 pm
When will the NCAA ban metal bats? My God, that ASU pitcher (Spence) almost got killed…
Looks like Esco got benched.
Hoping Escobar is publicly dissed and some injury is not made up. He has head his head up his @ss way too long.
I just hate this interleague play when we have to play the powerhouse team while the Mets and Phils get the easy ones.
What happened to Escobar? I am at work and all i get is gameday
Steve from OH-
That made me laugh…thanks
Ty Wigginton should be right up there with other “Braves-killers”. No matter what team he happens to be on, he always seems to inflict damage upon the Braves.
June 14th, 20092:27 pm
Jay, the season ain’t over since we have 100 games to play, but these guys aren’t exactly inspiring a lot of confidence now are they. And we will continue to post at our leisure
Steve From Oh
As Long as people Don’t Take jabs at each other, We are entitled to say whatever we damn well please on here
I guess you are content with watching this team play like crap as they have over the last three years
So just shut the Hell up about the negative posters on here so we can have a good time watching this Crap!
June 14th, 20092:28 pm
when javy pitched 8 inn and 13 k’s 1 er and we lost , i as well lost hope for this team
Yeah beating the Yankees and Red Sox is easier than beating the Orioles.
June 14th, 20092:29 pm
It doesn’t make sense to bench Escobar for this play. That one in Atlanta was completely on him but his one there was nothing he could do. Wrong time to try to send a message. Hope he’s not hurt though.
Medlen up in the bullpen
Get Medlen in there. Now.
it won’t end!
As I told Carrol, if we send Blanco down, that would leave us with 4 pure OF that can take care of the 3 positions. In case of an emergency in a game, KJ can go into LF. I think Prado can play LF aswell, not sure about that one. Even Chipper can be inserted into LF in case of an emergency………..like an injury to 2 OF in a game.
June 14th, 20092:30 pm
I find it very hard to believe that you’re having a good time watching any Braves game, T-Hawkin.
AND YOU ARE STILL SPELLING JABRONI INCORRECTLY.
And the Orioles offense is anyting but “AAA” or “Jubroni.” Get your facts straight, dude, and lay off the negativity and more people would be inclined to take what you say seriously.
Lowe just doesn’t look comfortable on that mound for some reason.
The Braves have been more than 1 piece away from being a contender for the last few years… They play “just” good enough to make the most optimistic person believe that they’ll be able to get over the hump…since they always did in the past, I guess. As such, the braves have been making trades to compete “this” year every year and still have been a player or two away after their trades. If the Braves would just bite the bullet and be sellers for a year…they could be competitive again pretty soon. Unless they make some BIG TIME trades (and yes, I said trades…not trade), we are going to be the same team we are now the rest of the year…and next year…which we have been the past few years.
Did Lowe have too much sex last night?
Man is he looking bad today against a mediocre team (as ours).
June 14th, 20092:31 pm
Bobby is an idiot we are down 5 runs lets take out one of the top 3 hitters on the team and place a .143 hitter in front of Chipper. Bobby is a complete moron. Also he need to take Lowe out before he hurts his arm but Bobby is too fat and lazy to make that decision. I bet you this start will have some lingering effects on Lowe over his next serveral starts.
Escobar tags the runner and the inning is over.
If Cox is sending a message to Escobar that is fine but, he should do the same to some other players when they make mistakes
Sending Barbaro down would be shooting ourselves in the foot. He has been “raking” like Hanson and Medlen said.
It would not really be the easiest move. If they’re going to send someone down, it should be Blanco. He hasn’t been doing anything impressive.
But then again, this is the Braves…where nothing makes sense anymore…
Ohhh…ohh.ohhh HELL NO. I would rather see David Ross or a pitcher play LF before Bobby sticks Chipper out there again. LOL
June 14th, 20092:32 pm
Why is Mclouth reluctant to make a throw he has a good arm.
Sometimes…I think it MIGHT be a good idea for pitchers to learn to “square up” after making their delivery…(Like Maddux)…that should have been an easy double play…Lowe & Gonzo are 2 of the worse…
Escobar might be feeling a little woozie or somethin…chill people!
What kind of Braves fan has a good time watching a game like this? You can’t be a fan, no way.
June 14th, 20092:33 pm
I probably shoudl have said a backup, legit, centerfielder. Not sure I’d stick Prado out there, and Chipper? Really? Not going to happen. ever. But, hey- I have no problem keeping Barbaro around if he can prove he can hit (jury’s still out for me but we shall see)
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