2:16 pm June 23, 2009, by David O'Brien
June 23rd, 20099:55 pm
They also said it it MUCH harder to manage in the american league.. Lets sweep these overpaid losers!
Paul Lentz, it doesn’t take ML’ers 2.5 years to pitch to someone. Maybe 2.5 weeks, 2.5 months at the most.
rob from sc
We both know Frenchy isn’t getting benched as long as Cox is the manager.
COME ON RAFFY – strike out cheater jeeter
June 23rd, 20099:56 pm
Bennet should stay rested for the rest of the season.
2 bad calls
Jeter hit those on the screws lol.
nice play KJ
June 23rd, 20099:57 pm
Braves fans will be expecting great things again. Let’s hope we can continue with the momentum.
If we could just do better against the sub .500 teams.
So, Scoots – How’s that patience sermon coming?
2 down, ice water in Smokes vains…Braves Win!! Love the Noice.
June 23rd, 20099:58 pm
All I can say is BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!
Kenshin go home and get some rest. I will be counting on you for our third straight victory. Pretend you have had 5 days off instead of 4.
Yeah There We Go Darkness!!!
Woop woop! Go home Yankee fans, go home!
This one feels special!
Yankees left 17 men on base tonight…and the Braves win!
The gold glove STUD snares another one!
How on earth does anyone think it is harder to manage in the American League? Does that DH make it difficult to know when to pull the pitcher? Is it that hard to know when to lay down a sac bunt? Please!
(and none of this is directed at you I know you are just sharing what was being said elsewhere)
Hey! GREAT WIN!
WOOHOO !!!!! Yankee Killers are our boys tonight. Lets hope we can do it again tomorrow. Tommy Hanson is beautiful, and Mac is the MANN!
Back To Back Shutout Wins!
To All Those Bandwagon Yankees Fans!
“Hoe Sit Down!”
June 23rd, 20099:59 pm
Way to go Hanson and bullpen.
Glavine, this is why you were released!
What a great set of defensive plays by KJ and Kotchman to end the game.
That last play by Kotchman is why Barbaro was sent down. Canizares would never have made that catch, and the shut-out would have been gone.
ATLiens………..I was in the minority on here who gave praises to Frank Wren for the McLouth trade. Many of these MORONS were complaining about how the Braves gave up too much.
Wren FLEECED the Pirates. In a few years, you’ll see how well those BUMS we gave up will turn out.
BRAVES WIN!!!!!!!!! BRAVES WIN!!!!!!!!!! BRAVES WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
June 23rd, 200910:00 pm
Why Baby Why can’t the Braves play like this all the time. Good night all.
Make that 18. 18 Yankees left on base.
June 23rd, 200910:01 pm
Hey…look…we’re at .500 at home finally. Here’s to getting above .500 at home tomorrow!!!
How sweet it is! This is the Braves baseball that I’ve missed the last couple of years. Dominating pitching and some quality at-bats make for winning baseball.
“ATLiens………..I was in the minority on here who gave praises to Frank Wren for the McLouth trade. Many of these MORONS were complaining about how the Braves gave up too much. ” -Paul Lentz
First time Braves have had back-to-back shutout wins since 2005
canizares should be here to pinch hit, not to play first base regularly; If Norton is put back on the roster when he comes off the dl while canizares continues to be wasted at aaa, that would be quite unfair….
Night all. It was fun – let’s do it again tomorrow.
June 23rd, 200910:02 pm
Thanks. BMac did go through a little stretch where he hit a lot of first-pitch popups. He got some hits, but a lot of the outs he made were little popups.
Heck, but he did very good (at the plate) tonight! 30 RBI now!
Always fun to beat the Yankees!
McFann, are you loving Mac tonight? Sweet dreams, sister
Hanson 3-0 3.13 Braves 4-0 in his starts
Could we ask more from the rookie? Will only improve down the years. VERY EXCITING!!
Just how low does KJ and JK have to go before they are replaced? At Kelly’s position we already have Prado who’s shown to be much more efficient, and Omar when he returns. And please on one point out how valuable either Prado or Infante is at coming off the bench. KJ can handle that just fine, and never has a sub been more valuable than a starter. To say say is only PR…
I am not a big fan of your options for the late innings tomorrow night.
June 23rd, 200910:03 pm
Glacially, Couch, LOL, glacially. But, hey, I’ve been on the wagon for rants for some time, no? I mean, maybe I’ve had some mini-rants, but nothing full-blown, right, LOL?
That Hanson kid that can’t pitch is 3-0 with a 3.13 era.
The “blowpen” threw 3.2 innings with 0 hits and 1 walk. 0 runs.
About half you guys are idiots.
June 23rd, 200910:04 pm
2-0 at home. SWEET!!!!
very interested to see how Kawakami does on normal rest. He has looked great on extra rest.
June 23rd, 200910:05 pm
With all due respect….
Tommy Hanson > Tom Glavine
Yankee doodle dandy is having a quick yankee to a picture of Tommy Hanson right now.
June 23rd, 200910:06 pm
they said because in the american league you have to really focus on your pitcher and see if he is tired or not.. but in the national league the fact he has to bat dictates if you pull him. They suck!
June 23rd, 200910:07 pm
Tom Glavine can’t really be upset after seeing how well Hanson is pitching
These were the yankee guys, right? Typical. Just like Steinbrenner thinking everyone should use the DH because his pitchers can’t run the bases without getting hurt.
June 23rd, 200910:08 pm
Had to figure the Phils would win again at some point…but, we could gain on the Mets and potentially the Marlins if the O’s can complete the comeback.
Thoughts on the game: yankees suck yankees suck yankees suck. Yankees suck, yankees suck yankees suck yankees suck yankees suck; yankees suck.
Braves win yankees suck.
June 23rd, 200910:10 pm
AL’ers are a bunch of whiners. You could train a dumb monkey to manage in the American league.
June 23rd, 200910:11 pm
SoWeGa Fanatic…………Hanson is getting them out, even as he is struggling with his location. He doesnt have his best stuff right now.
However, the dude has presence. He does not get rattled. He calmly goes about getting them out. A “pitcher” can pitch when he doesnt have his best stuff going.
Once Hansen gets settled and his location ironed out, then you’ll see Hansen “blow some mother______s away”, lol. You’ll see why he has all the hoopla.
I mean that Hanson > Glavine at the moment ~_~
I’m not discrediting Glavine on anything. Just that it’s time for fresh blood.
Oh No You Din’t!
June 23rd, 200910:12 pm
yup… and they also said that Hanson didn’t pitch all that well but rather the Yankees didn’t feast on him when he was handing them the game. They make it so easy to hate them! I think Liberty media should add another 10 million to the payroll for every win against the Yankees and Sox.. there’s some motivation.
The Melts have 1 hit and no runs – outstanding.
Dumb monkeys musta outmanaged Bobby four out of five times in the World Series.
June 23rd, 200910:13 pm
Folks, I like Hanson a lot, too, but you saw the difference in Rochester and the Bronx in his line tonight. He would have had 9 Ks in AAA (probably), but racks up 5 BBs in the bigs. Living on the edge, that. Just don’t expect the kid to be Don Drysdale…he isn’t quite even Claude Osteen, yet. And I stress, “yet”.
Oh yeah! Wish he coulda caught one or two of those base runners, but hey, 3-4 with an RBI double and a homer? I’ll take that ANY time! Sweet dreams!
Great post at 9:58…
June 23rd, 200910:14 pm
You’ve gotta find a better channel to listen to! That stuff will rot your brain
Tommy Hanson ROCKS the house!
I don’t know what kind of rabbit’s feet we’re using, but we need to keep using them. Neither Vazquez or Hanson were great, but they and the ‘pen got the damn job done. Speaking of damning, if this trend continues, it may very well be that the Cow is no longer damning us to irrelevancy.
June 23rd, 200910:15 pm
To all those who BASH Bobby Cox,
How’d he handle the lineup and bullpen tonight? Where have all of you gone? Crawled back into a hole until you have some reason to complain about a Hall of Fame manager? He utilized his pieces quite well tonight and the night before. Maybe he doesn’t do it just right all the time, but it’s easy to second guess when things do not work out. Bobby is not the problem with this team and never has been. We are without an 2 outfielders who can hit 20 plus homers 100 plus RBIS, McClouth being the only one, and our 1B is excellent defensively and hitting for average. If Wren can pull off another deal, this team has the pitching depth to break away in this wide open division race.
On the other hand, Loaf made up for his lack of defensive abilities with his 2 run double. His effort on Jeter’s double was absolutely pathetic. I’m not sure if he was going at top speed, but that is so disheartening as a fan to see him let the ball trickle to the wall like he did. I’m not a professional baseball player by no means, but as a pitcher that has to be just as disheartening to see that effort behind you. I like Loaf and he plays to his strengths offensively, as we are beginning to see. But his effort in left field with a rookie on the mound on that play was simply pathetic.
Nevertheless, great win for the Bravos!!
Let’s watch Kenny mow’em down tomorrow night with those pitches full of soul!
BTW, Tomahawkin, they won with four runs!
MLB Network is as bias as ESPN…the Braves didn’t win and the Braves didn’t get off to a good start in the series…the Yankees lost and the Yankees got off to a poor start to the series…will it ever end?
June 23rd, 200910:16 pm
Paul Lentz, you’re preaching to the choir. I’m fussing about the idiots saying he only touches 96 now and then, the slider doesn’t break 3 feet, etc. I hate naysayers when they are ignorant.
Neither Vazquez nor Hanson were great…
Some English teacher from my past would damn me for that.
You still out there and functioning? Just cracked #3 in honor of your “neighbor’s” big day
June 23rd, 200910:17 pm
Mets LOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEE 3-0.
Piedmont Blues (ex-BFIR)
Hi folks. Sorry to parachute in (lots going on at work), but I gotta say — how much longer before Bobby wears out them new elbows they installed in Gonzo end Moylan (and overhauled in Sori)? Jeepers! Nice wins. Hope we got somebody in the pen around Aug.1.
rob from SC – what is the point in piling on Glavine now – if he wants to feel bad, it has nothing to do with how Hanson is doing (and I would rather have Hanson), but why jump on him now – let it go.
night all. have a great one and sweet dreams of braves winning
Nice win and great job by Hanson. But he went 5.1 innings and you’ve got to give a lot of credit to those relievers. I remember when chucky James was pitching, often he would go 4-5 innings without surrending any or little runs, but then either he or some relievers blew it up.
June 23rd, 200910:18 pm
And now for today’s greatest hits:
Tonight is the perfect set up for a HUGE let down. The fan base is starting to feel a little optomistic as the Braves won last night and looked pretty good against the Bo Sox. On top of that, the Braves are facing a pitcher who they should light up.
Just saying – sounds like a perfect Braves let down tonight…
My glass is realistic.
Haven’t we seen this before? The Braves will win and have a decent performance only to disappoint the following night. Tonight is the perfect set up, the trap game. Wang has been struggling but the Braves will cure his ailing. My prediction: Hanson gets smoked, Wang looks like Cy Young material, and we lose 12-0.
The Braves will lose tonight because they are inconsistent and unable maintain a winning streak longer than 3 games. The homerun power just isn’t there. You have to have guys in your lineup that can knock the ball around. Too bad the clear and the cream is illegal!
I do have faith, faith that we will lose tonight. You see, I’m not delusional like most people on this blog.
My bet is tonight we lose by at least 8 runs. I predict Hanson won’t make it out the 3rd and Wang will go 8 with no earned runs and two hits. The Braves will be inpatient all night, swinging at first pitch balls instead of working the count. It never fails, just watch!
bottom of the order will come through in tonight’s win
Overwhelming is the only word I can use to describe the throngs of Yankee fans here tonight, folks.
CHARLIE MORTON goes 5.0 IP in his second start for PITTSBURGH giving up 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO, 88 pitches – 55 strikes, a no decision. Overall, ERA now 3.00 for the PIRATES with a 1.33 WHIP. I say to those who think this trade was the heist of the decade in favor of the BRAVES, that he’ll be missed before he’s done. This was a good trade for both teams.
“Dumb monkeys musta outmanaged Bobby four out of five times in the World Series.”
ChopChop, is it possible the players had anything to do with it?
McFann: RE: your “Runner going…….” You, my dear, are smart as a whip.
And your boy is a force to be reckoned with. A great game for him in front of and behind the plate. Isn’t it nice to go to bed the past two nights in a giddy mood?
Two shutouts in two nights – the makings of a definate confidence boost. Bring on the Skankees tomorrow night!
“Neither Vazquez nor Hanson was great.”
I love grammar.
cabravesfan – in that case, I’ll see to it my neighbor keeps going – he appreciates your fellowship.
June 23rd, 200910:19 pm
Had to, MIXXO, had to.
June 23rd, 200910:22 pm
Lets get ‘em again tomorrow.
June 23rd, 200910:24 pm
let’s go O’s beat them fish!
Love the greatest hits…hopefully tonight will be a happy time on the blog- not sure if anyone knows how to react to back-to-back shut out wins
Your neighbor is a pretty cool guy- glad I can share in the celebrating
Loaf and McCann are our saviors.
June 23rd, 200910:27 pm
Fish won 7-6 in 12 innings.
June 23rd, 200910:28 pm
The Cow has found favor with Loaf. They both just kinda like to stand around and take it easy, you know?
Marlins win… shucks.
June 23rd, 200910:30 pm
damn yahoo is waaaaayyyyy behind then damn fish
June 23rd, 200910:31 pm
Loafin’ into the play-offs?
June 23rd, 200910:32 pm
Hanson on MLB Network, right now.
Tommy Hanson on MLB Network now.
Hanson calling in on MLBN.
June 23rd, 200910:33 pm
Tommy’s on MLB tv!
kinda sucks we start playing better and so does everyone else………’cept the NY Chokers
June 23rd, 200910:34 pm
All we need now is Superman to fly around the earth backwards a hundred times so we can not have Bennett come into the game in Beantown. Should have won that damn game on Sunday.
I did predict we would play well against these teams. We’ve only just begun obviously but we’re getting it done so far.
If only we could go back to ‘96. I’d rather have teen age versions of Gonzo and Soriano pitching in the 8th inning of Game 4 than Wohlers.
The only thing bad about Soriano is I can’t come up with a nickname for him. Gonzo’s so easy. What do you do with Rafael Soriano? That’s a tough name to shorten when you want to root him on.
Come on “S”!
Let me reiterate that I’m not bashing Hanson or his stuff. My point is only that, to this point, I have not been blown away by it, especially his fastball – good, but nowhere near great. Bear with me, because this next statement may lose you completely: the best comparison I make with his stuff is Jo-Jo Reyes, with a better slider. HOWEVER, what he has shown (unlike Reyes) is a remarkable ability to get out of jams, to not get rattled, etc. And that kind of “moxie” I’ll take over pure “stuff” every time. Please don’t hate me!
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