12:35 pm June 18, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
June 18th, 20094:19 pm
Good one, Buff NY. Hadn’t thought of that. Just know he’s a bad one to face.
Buffalo NY Braves Fan
That’s funny, did you refer them to this blog for some insight?
Who’s gonna pitch the 9th? Acosta maybe?
rob from sc
Go look at Kid Nichols stats. He completed almost every game he pitched for his first 5 years. He pitched 400 or more innings all 5 years as well
June 18th, 20094:20 pm
“Hopefully Bobby starts Diaz and Prado tomorrow. I would guess Chipper DH’s which puts Prado at 1B. Unfortunately that means KJ is playing second.”
Rob – Diaz in LF, KJ 2nd, Prado 3rd, Chipper DH Kotchman at 1B, that’s probably what you meant anyways, but at least those guys are in the lineup
If KJ must play tomorrow, my lineup… McLouth/Escobar/Jones/Mac/Diaz/Prado/Kotchman/Frenchy/KJ, RHP be damned
Soriano is gonna pitch
June 18th, 20094:21 pm
Yeah, I should go run and hide now…. with 2 weeks off, Ibanez will have nothing better to do than troll blogs looking for people calling him a cheater.
See you all in July.
I meant Prado at third. Good catch
June 18th, 20094:22 pm
You know, I really don’t understand why you pitch your closer today.
I just don’t.
Who else do we have down there? How about Eric O’Flaherty?
Soriano? Really? Why not Acosta? He last pitched on the 14th.
June 18th, 20094:23 pm
Well, I guess he can knock the rust off. Nevermind.
I understand now. It appears that I’m capable of researching my questions.
June 18th, 20094:24 pm
Willy, I can see wanting to protect your pitchers, but i do think sometimes it gets taken a little far. and sometimes you build arm strength by throwing. but then, i’m not speaking from a place of knowledge like Don. I don’t know what that feels like.
I actually saw Rafael Soriano smile a couple times on this trip. No foolin. One on a little exchange with Francoeur and later after a bear hug with McCann. Dude is lightening up, and lighting it up.
LOL, really? Moylan, Gonzo, Soriano our 7,8,9 inning guys in a 7-0 game? Lol, Bobby really wanted the shutout today?
The man is senile. They’ll be too tired tomorrow to pitch in a 4-2 game. Watch, it happens every time he does something stupid like this. Don’t use all of them in a 7-0 game!!!
7-0 going into the 8th…Cox should have had Acosta come in and pitch 2 innings. Dude has performed well enough to believe he won’t give up 7 runs…hasn’t pitched since the 14th (today is the 18th). What an idiot.
They mentioned on the broadcast a couple of minutes ago that Hanson’s next start is against the Yankees…but Joba can still miss us….there’s a thing called off days.
I knew we were going to win today! Love this lineup, way to go Matty D. & Mclouth, Ross, et al!!! It’s so unfair that Diaz won’t get to play in Boston cause we don’t get to face any lefties, that is just way unjust!!! Stick him in there somewhere, come on Bobby!!! And the players weren’t psyched after Escobar’s homer b/c he’s not a popular guy, that’s my personal opinion. He probably only speaks to the ones that speak Spanish to him.
Um…yeah. You’re right: It was a joke. You don’t actually think I meant that BMac was worse than, or even on the same level as Francouer right now, do you?
BMac’s been in a little bit of a slump the last few days, but really…
June 18th, 20094:25 pm
Well…scratch that….next Wednesday’s game….KK vs Joba has been picked up by ESPN2
Could be the first SHO by the Braves since May 22 against the Jays.
My sister lives right in the city, so I’m sure she will have an idea of some good spots before/after the game. What are your thoughts on where I can go with my girlfriend, sister, and her boyfriend for some drinks after the game? Any thoughts?
June 18th, 20094:26 pm
Ms. Rogers re Soriano:
Well, that’s good news!
Tennessee Paul Props for looking at the Reds blog.
Paul Lentz you do make a point, but the Frenchy guy is better with teh mitt. Although we have to look to the future, and J Bruce may be better.
40 K’s in 30.2 innings….damn
June 18th, 20094:27 pm
So….this is what winning feels like!
On top of that….Acosta has only pitched 3 innings in a week. Why have the guy on the roster if you are not going to use him the way you should? WTH Bobby?
There it is. Fourth one of the year. Since the first one, April 7th, they have all occured around the 20th of the month.
Willy Taveras, thy name is Suck.
Well, we avoided the sweep. Time to try to avoid a sweep in Boston. Let’s go, Braves!
Bobby is a moron. Put him down already.
Soriano is an All-Star this year!!! Bank on it!!!
June 18th, 20094:28 pm
Carroll… Please tell me you are going to ask Bobby why not use Acosta for 2 innings instead of Gonzo and Soriano. Please.
Bank Walker, Texas Ranger
DOB, you probably don’t remember Green’s arm because he played second here. Kid is playing great and has had a few web gems. Funny I don’t ever see Escobar or KJ on web gems. Funny. Anyway, Nick has basically kicked Lugo to the curb and if the Sox know whats good for them they’ll delay Lowrie’s return. I wish the Braves had given Green a fair shot instead of shipping him out. If he had been the golden child, he would still be here except he would be producing.
Try to GET the sweep in Boston, don’t you mean Chop Chop?
Well last year Bobby used him too much…so I guess it’s just a damned if you do…damned if you don’t.
Sun is shining, Braves win. Think there’s a connection?
June 18th, 20094:29 pm
Piedmont Blues (ex-BFIR)
Nice win. Too bad we burned our two best bullpen arms in a 7-0 game, but nice win.
June 18th, 20094:30 pm
I don’t have a problem with using Gonzo/ Soriano….maybe a little with using Gonzo cause he pitched already in the series…but Soriano hasn’t pitched since June 12th…he needed some work, so if we go into Boston he won’t come in and be too rested.
I can’t wait to hear the dumb-ass excuse not to use Acosta in that situation. Can’t wait! Ought to be reeeeeeaaaaaal good.
Next up – The Boston Red Sox at Fenway. Good luck. We’re gonna need it.
Maybe the Brad Penny rumors will resurface. Maybe a trade happens this weekend!!!! Who knows?
Some relievers on the Braves staff could have entered the witness protection program in recent years.
June 18th, 20094:31 pm
4-6 in ten games against the Pirates, Orioles and Reds. Nothing will change my mind. Here it comes:
Get prospects back that can help in 2010 and beyond.
Soriano will be fine… Acosta has only 11.2 innings ALL year for ATL.
And out of the bullpen the only guys that have had the past few games off have been Gonzo and Soriano so take a chill pill. …would you rather have the short relief over worked? or the 8th and 9th inning guys pitch 1 inning right before the big games?
June 18th, 20094:32 pm
Ms. McFann, Theodore tells me you are the “Francoeur” of bloggers. You are there for us everyday.
Dude…Soriano hasn’t pitched since the 12th calm the heck down.
Heath – I’m almost more excited for the excuse than the win, lol. Just sheer stupidity.
Wayne in Utah
June 18th, 20094:33 pm
As for Gonzo and Soriano being used today, have you folks ever heard of getting a pitcher some work. Better to run them out there and get them ready for the weekend series, than to have them sit on their hands during a prolonged losing slump.
June 18th, 20094:34 pm
Victorino strikes again. 7-7
June 18th, 20094:35 pm
Carroll or DOB
Do you think the Braves might call up someone or let Melden start and then call up another arm for the makeup game against the Cubs or just let Vazquez pitch it?
June 18th, 20094:36 pm
Wayne in Utah
Finally someone who understands.
Soriano will most likely have the weekend off, so chill out…
It was classy of the Reds to have “Salute to the Atlanta Braves Day” at Great American today. Excellent portrayal of the Braves. Two thumbs up.
7 runs…. that should hold us over until we score 1 or 2 on Monday.
June 18th, 20094:37 pm
That’s not what I meant at all, bravesgrl4life.
From the previous article re: ESCOBAR. Opinions are like a—h—- RHR, everybody got one. You and I, we’re on the outside looking in. Just guessing my man just guessing. Maybe your guess is better than my guess, who knows. Ask Mr. ESCOBAR at the next game you attend. I’m sure he’ll tell you….I’d certainly love to hear his response as I’m sure most of us would.
Imagine if the Braves could hit like the Phillies. A lead is never safe with them, even when they wear those awful uniforms they are wearing today.
Blog ate my post to Eddie…
You don’t pitch all your closers in one game. EOF, Moylan, Gonzo, Soriano are the 7-9 inning guys. You don’t use them all up in a 7-0 game. Maybe one if they need work, but not both Gonzo and Soriano. Just stupid!!!
June 18th, 20094:38 pm
Well Joba might not pitch in ATL…cause that NY game is still delayed…and since it’s INT…they’ll wait it out.
Getting our back-end guys work today was smart. We’re about to go up against some of the best in the big right now; we need them to be on their toes and you can’t do that if you let them sit everytime it’s not a close game.
It ain’t that hard to figure, but we do have some slow learners on the ole Braves blog.
Great win for the Bravos but you do get the feeling that this is one of those times where they win one in impressive fashion and then go on to lose two or three while playing very poorly. Hope I’m wrong but we have been down this road several times this season.
June 18th, 20094:39 pm
Besides, it’s not like they’re being overworked right now, lol.
McLouth of the South
Well, if it ain’t Dense Paul Lentz visiting the blog again, trying to sell stupid. McFann is a huge BMac fan you moron, thus the name.
You did make a good, aolid point about McCann being better than Francoeur. Those stats really drove home the point and, undoubtedl, changed ANYONE’s mind who believed Francoeur was better. I know there was somebody, somewhere on the planet you convinced. Sigh…
June 18th, 20094:40 pm
(I realize EOF didn’t pitch) but it doesn’t make sense to use your 7-9 inning guys in a blow out. Why can’t a guy get one more days rest? Somehow that is going to hurt? It looks like the rest did Soriano and Moylan well with how they pitched today!!!!
You seem to be the stupid one. Kid, the more you open your offensive mouth, the more you prove exactly what you are. Some friendly advice: shut your pie hole!
Ok, Chop, can we just agree that we don’t want the Braves to get swept? I want them to sweep, but agree that it’s not likely.
June 18th, 20094:41 pm
No your the stupid one….Moylan has sucked until today…EOF didn’t even pitch….Soriano hasn’t pitched in 6 days…and honestly I think Bobby and Roger needed to see if Gonzo would be able to rebound after what happened the other night…..you act as if every game in Boston will be a save opp. for them….you don’t know that. And even if they didn’t pitch today there’s no way they would pitch 6 days in a row ANYWAY.
Cox used his closers to ensure the win. Sending out a bozo like Bennet (just pitched 4 innings) or Medlen(90 pitches Thursday ) wasn’t an option. Sori neded the work. We need to not fool around with any lead the way we are going
June 18th, 20094:42 pm
Nice win, but the handling of the bullpen by Cox is an absolute JOKE. He does this crap all the time in blow outs, either up or down. Then there will be three-four tight games in a row where Gonzo & Soriano are needed.
Acosta could have used the work. Cox always has a guy in the pen that he never uses. It’s usually a guy like Acosta or Devine, who the previous season had some issues so Cox won’t use them. Then there are guys like Boyer who was run out there every other day regardless of performance. Does anyone understand Cox’s bullpen strategy? If so let me know.
Wayne you get on here once a month. Watch about 3 games a year, and think you know everything. Bobby has done this before and it backfires because he can’t use Soriano and Gonzo the next day…or he tries and they pitch horribly from being overused.
People, Soriano had not pitched in 5 days, he needed work. As for Gonzo, I don’t think Bobby wanted to take any chances with this one today. They desperately needed a win.
I know. It’s like they ride the short bus or something.
I realize you said…after I had wrote that EOF didn’t pitch that you posted you realized so sorry…I guess.
June 18th, 20094:43 pm
Yeah. That’s kinda the point. In this case, it’s “avoid the worst, hope for something that isn’t too bad.”
The Braves have to crawl before they can walk. It’s not easy for this bunch to stay on the wagon.
Mmmmm, Erin Andrews
Well, you can’t lose ‘em all…
June 18th, 20094:44 pm
Some of you must not watch the games. Bobby has done this before this year and it hurts the team every time he has done it. No reason to “ensure” a 7-0 game.
I’ve seen Wayne on here a lot soo..go back to your beer please. Soriano threw 13 pitches after not pitching for about a week…and we have seen Gonzo pitch 4 out of 6 days and be fine.
June 18th, 20094:45 pm
Believe me — Bennett, Medlen, Moylanta, O’Flaherty — they’re all going to get plenty of work tomorrow and throughout the weekend.
I heard the Sox already have a paint crew coming in to touch up the Monster on Monday morning.
Moylan pitched very well today. His velocity was faster than it has been all year long. I think it was the rest that helped him throw so hard today.
Is there a guy on a Phillies blog called Jeff321?
If there is, he’s in high cotton with all of the “Give It Up” boys in that blowpen.
June 18th, 20094:46 pm
You morons do realize that starters throw upwards of 200 innings right? And that relievers, really busy ones, throw less than half that these days. More than three days in a row for a guy isn’t good, but outside of that you’re not hurting a guy throwing him an inning a day.
Thanks everyone for updates while I’m at the pool in vegas.
bravos2249 – Wayne takes 2 or 3 week chunks off of watching the Braves. Have to get your facts straight. He wasn’t on here for a long while.
Your gonna need your Bennett’s, Acosta’s, EOF’s, and Medlen’s in Boston than Gonzo and Soriano.
June 18th, 20094:47 pm
McLouth of the South McFann is a huge BMac fan you moron, thus the name.
Maybe he thought I was trying to exploit BMac’s strikeouts…
He is the problem with using Gonalez and Soriano today. What if they are needed all three days in Boston. Acosta has pitched well. He can hold a 7 run lead.
Wait till closer to deadline before trading those 3….we might only be 5 out after today. We need a heavy bat in corner outfield, not just prospects in return
Good win. Just hope that brief offensive outburst doesn’t mean we’re in for our customary 3 game scoring drought.
When Gonzo pitches 4 out of 6 days, it usually isn’t a good sight!
You get on here all the time, and annoy the heck out of 3/4 of the bloggers with your idiocy.
Actually, I am on here a lot more than you think. I have forgotten more about baseball in the last 50 years, than you’ll ever learn on purpose. Your stupidity shows in your posts! For a guy like you, less is more. Practice it.
Hanson vs. JOba on Tuesday it looks like. Braves have no off day on Monday (cubs makeup game, Vazquez will pitch). I will run home to see that matchup
June 18th, 20094:48 pm
Wayne has forgotten more baseball than you will ever know.
You need to take his advice and keep quiet. Everytime you post you show your ignorance.
FYI, a lot of folks watch the games and post once in a while, not every 2 minutes. We wait until there is something to say rather than blather like a fool.
Well then why the efff are you bitching about him pitching today…rather than saving him for the next 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
June 18th, 20094:49 pm
I don’t think the Boston series is going to be a massacre like everyone seems to think. Braves have a good chance to win the series. It’s what they do best.
WHen Moylan gets back to 93 mph with his fastball, then I’ll know he’s back. Until then, he’s not.
You’re a nice person, but not allowed to use that language. hardy ha
June 18th, 20094:50 pm
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