3:53 pm June 19, 2009, by David O'Brien
Frenchy and KJ are a complete joke.
June 19th, 20098:50 pm
hey maybe KJ isnt a complete joke he is looking like his old self getting on base like this
June 19th, 20098:51 pm
Doc Holiday –
I like your theory. I definitely think the Phils will pay in the long run for their piss poor starting pitching. They put way too much pressure on the offense having to score 5 or 6 minimum every game to win. Even though they are very capable of doing so, it ain’t going to happen all year long.
In Franceour’s current 7 game “hot streak”, he is batting .280 (7 for 25) with 1 double, 1 walk, and 4 RBI. Virtually no power.
Meanwhile, nice walks in back to back at-bats for Johnson. Hopefully he will be more selective on the pitches he swings at.
WTH was that?
June 19th, 20098:52 pm
Bad luck there
not a damn thing KJ can do about that…great defense there
Good to see Tommy Hanson sitting next to Lowe. The kid will have to face these guys in Atlanta next week and who better to give him some scouting reports than the ex-BoSox Derek Lowe.
Should be interesting tomorrow with Beckett and Lowe going at it.
cabravesfan – I am very disturbed that you are sticking up for GA, who clearly is a lazy person who has suckered the MLB establishment over the past 16 years.
That’s fine. Let’s save the runs for tomorrow
June 19th, 20098:53 pm
Bad luck there for McLouth. If the first baseman wasnt holding the runner on, that’s an easy double down the right field line. Instead, it’s a double play.
This series pitching match ups are my favorite of the inter-league season for us thus far.
June 19th, 20098:54 pm
I wish we would have released Norton and kept Barbaro up here. He wouldnt be any worse. He can play 1st adequately and the dude can hit. What would the score be if we had Barabaro in there as DH, Loaf in LF. Diaz is rough today. He can be too much of a liability. You dont know if he is going to go 3-4 or 0-4 with the golden sombrero.
True Paul, but it is nice to see some solid hits in play that otherwise would be good luck for the boys. Too many times this season we have all been griping about poor at bats. We have to be liking the approach the guys have done so far today.
June 19th, 20098:55 pm
MLB Gameday claims this dude is throwing a 96 mph sinker. Bad guess, I’d say.
Where was Kelly’s brain turning back toward first. Bench him. Oh sorry, he is one of the manager’s favorites
Tampa finally on the board, down 4-1 to the mets
as someone who actually watched Garret play with the Angels, I can vouch for his abilities from first hand knowledge. I like him, I have always liked him and I hope my fellow Braves fans will come to see why I stick up for him all the time
(and yes, I did pick up the sarcasm there )
We’ll have to remember this game when we feel like we make struggling pitcher’s look like Cy Young. This time we made a struggling pitcher look like a struggling pitcher.
Meanwhile, you can believe the Boston fans think their hitters are making our mediocre guy look like an ace. I guess it happens to great teams, too.
June 19th, 20098:56 pm
cabravesfan………….the only problems I have with the Braves is management’s refusal to bench Francoeur, and Bobby’s insisting on using Moylan in the 7th inning.
June 19th, 20098:57 pm
for at least the 25th time- Norton is on the DL. He can’t be released while on the DL, nor would he free up a roster space because he is not currently on the 25 man roster.
I really hope KK can go 7 – at least.
June 19th, 20098:58 pm
I wonder how Bobby will play it with the pen…
June 19th, 20098:59 pm
Is Ortiz getting booed? He’s been worse than Frenchy.
KJ saved disaster there…
You know…those blue unis are really growing on me…especially with the high socks.
I wonder when a Braves’ pitcher last had a complete game. Not that KK is going to do that tonight, because Bobby definitely won’t let him.
Orioles looking to get well on the NL East, I reckon.
June 19th, 20099:00 pm
OH NO! And KK new it!
Moon shot, OVER the Sports Authority sign above the Monster. That’s on the Mass Pike.
Thank goodness for the 6 runs ~_~
DP would have prevented that… hard not to see it coming.
KK looks like he could put up a CG effort tonight. Only 77 pitches after HR from Bay.
June 19th, 20099:01 pm
Paul Lentz –
Nice try, but as usual you are wrong. In the last 7 full games he is 9-26 which is .346 avg. If you add in 0-2 tonight he’s 9-28 which is .321 avg.
its all right kk still have a 4 run lead
Wow, I’ll take one there.
Thank you Kelly.
… okay, a double play would have been nice in retrospect. At least it’s not 6-3.
Coach ( 2010 or Bust)
Bang, there went that scoreless streak.
Oh well, who here thought we were going to one hit shutout the RedSox in Fenway? Settle down KK and get through this inning.
especially with the high socks.
I adore the high socks…wish everyone wore them like that.
Woe Bay crushed that- fortunately he seems to be the only one that can hit KK tonight
June 19th, 20099:02 pm
Get him Kelly.
I wonder when a Braves’ pitcher last had a complete game
… two days ago.
blame Esco for 1 of those runms imo
rob from sc
esco needs to make better throws
What the hell?
June 19th, 20099:03 pm
He gets out of it
Imagine Bay on the Braves. We would be world series bound lol
June 19th, 20099:04 pm
cabravesfan – this is where I would say “that’s why have fond feelings for you,” but that would sound too much like that coward who stayed off the blog until after I left last night. I just had what might be the quintessential Atlanta moment – I was in Publix, and a guy came up and said, “Jim (correct last name)?” It was a guy I worked with and played softball with over 15 years ago in Richmond. The good thing for me was that I look as youthful as I did then – he has put on a few pounds since then, and I would not have recognized him.
Nice damage control, K.K.
Big Babi, how’d you like that?
I called him Big Babi instead of Big Papi. That was so funny when I did that.
I forgot to add into that theory the fact that as year goes by, this poor hitting team will start facing more tired pitching staff………..injured pitchers, etc………… Some will say……..ours is also gonna get tired………..but the truth is……….if they stay healthy, they can be as dominant as they have been all season long.
Well this is Boston, shouldn’t expect a shutout.
Hope whoever Bobby calls out of the bullpen tonight has it in them to be almost perfect.
The hr doesn’t bother me, but the walk – aaiiee!
June 19th, 20099:05 pm
Will everybody shut they hell up about Escobar….
1) Youkilis wasn’t even on first…kelly could’ve atleast attempted a throw
2) I’ve seen 2nd baseman throw with worse feeds than that….and when you’ve been playing with the same guy for IDK how long you need to learn how to throw when he may give you a bad feed
3) It wasn’t like bay’s homer was on a good pitch or was a cheap homer
Whoops…so much for the shutout.
KK is still pitching a heckuva game.
Here we go. Get a run right back. Let’s go, fellas.
June 19th, 20099:06 pm
You have to keep KK there as long as possible, I have no faith in the Braves middle relief corps.
June 19th, 20099:07 pm
Thanks bigmac. Guess I should pay better attention.
June 19th, 20099:08 pm
Groundfog, if we had any offense and the least bit of mental toughness we would be world series bound.
There are a lot of pieces on this team that I think compare very favorably to the top teams in baseball. We just have a lot of other crap that keeps us solidly at or below a .500 team.
il take that
Come on now! You know I have to defend my guy! He rarely shows up before 1:00 EST- don’t blame him just because you have to go to bed by 10 maybe if you stuck around longer…
I look a lot younger then I am too- I was buying beer today and the woman checking me out looked stunned that I was buying alcohol…checked my ID twice
Did Joe get in trouble by the FCC for his drawing. They mentioned something about it in Baltimore and now tonight
June 19th, 20099:09 pm
Let’s go baby!
Let’s keep ‘em coming.
I think GA is in his comfort zone at DH
There we Go Loaf! Its About Time!
Yeah…it’s been in the back of my mind all year that if they can just stay close, as the year goes on, the Phils should come back some unless they can significantly upgrade their starting pitching. Just no way they can keep up that pace if their starters are giving up a 5 spot every game. I think we’re seeing a little of that now with the Phils. The hitting has cooled somewhat and they aren’t winning as much.
Now, the muts, that’s a different story. I think they have the combination of hitting and pitching to win the division if they ever get healthy.
Look how decided to try hard today. I am on record that we need to remove Anderson from this team and clubhouse.
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We may have to change Loaf’s name.
June 19th, 20099:10 pm
Garret looks very comfortable tonight…I promise you all will like him a lot this year!
Are you kidding me? GA, turning it on. Maybe we’ll get that .300 hitter after all.
Damn, can the Braves move to Fenway?
Or at least just the hitters? They can continue to pitch at Turner Field.
Loaf & Francoeur for Bay ~_~
Whew! Good thing Chipper was going on BMac ground-out!
June 19th, 20099:11 pm
rob from sc
Thanks bigmac. Guess I should pay better attention.
Well with it being a losing effort, it was easy to overlook it.
*And Loaf gets one of the two runs back!
LOAF will always be LOAF too late to change it
the real Andy
Garrett! i think he’s coming around. now, maybe we can get Diaz some ABs in right
June 19th, 20099:12 pm
Chipper’s hit wiped out, now an E5
June 19th, 20099:13 pm
Come on MattyD be productive here!
GA actually hustled
I dont think GA is adjusting to well to the NL plus he looks comfortable tonite because he is the DH and does not have to play the field.
Loaf going from 1st to 3rd!!! I’ve seen it all now. LOL>…
well, MattE may take some ugly swings, but he sure does not miss mistakes!
Garrett has been hitting the ball with some “authority” since the his struggles in April. His average is up to .273 while Francoeur’s has dipped to .249
Nice first to third there from Garrett. Nice rip for Diaz.
June 19th, 20099:14 pm
It’s having to chase fly balls that gets Garrett all … depressed or something.
There you go Matty…nice to be a part of the hit party, huh?
End of 7
Sox playing some GREAT defense tonight
June 19th, 20099:15 pm
here comes frenchy
So loaf likes dh’ing eh?
Jeff being Jeff
Kotchman has had some bad luck tonight. Smoked two balls for outs.
Meanwhile another first pitch out for Francoeur. 0 for 3 tonight.
June 19th, 20099:16 pm
Alec Baldwin to Frenchy: “A.B.C. Always be chasing, ALWAYS…. be CHASING….
June 19th, 20099:17 pm
Casey has just missed big hits four times. Well hit, but inches.
Rays making a game of it. 4-3. Sure would put the cherry on top…
Rays coming back. They have 3 now.
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