2:53 pm June 24, 2009, by David O'Brien
Steve from OH
June 24th, 20098:57 pm
And another one from a different school of thought on mechanics:
Dont defend Jeff Bennett, D.O.B. I love ya but please dont
The Game Is Till In Reach…Too Bad It feels like 6-1 game instead of 3-1
Offense is still too inconsistant…
But congrats to the Yankees on doing something special. They knock out our starting pitcher(literally) and pick on the bottom half of our bullpen. They are so great. I learn something new everyday when I watch tem play.
I’m starting to really like the Red Sox again. I hate these b@stards
score some runs damn it
“Bobby Cox has balls”
And apparently Jeff Bennett has a photo of them he’s threatening to post on the internet.
Because blackmale is the ONLY reason that he should be on this 25 man roster.
There’s an old saying. Momentum is only as good as your next starting pitcher.
There’s another saying. Your team is only as strong as your weakest link. Which is true. But MOST managers of MLB teams ‘hide’ that weakest link as the 12th guy out of the bullpen or 13th guy on the bench.
Not Bobby Cox. Nope. He brings that weak link in to hang an 0-2 slider to Arod with the bases loaded.
It’s unfortunate that KK got hurt, because he was on a roll. But if the Braves lose. It’s SQUARELY on Bobby’s shoulders. Period.
And they can thank the umpire at 1B that the lead isn’t bigger.
Do you think Cox knows that Bennett allows inherited runners to score at the clip that DOB just gave us…yet, he still puts him in situations to fail.
Was Boyer as bad as Bennett???? I can’t remeber….
June 24th, 20098:58 pm
Yeah, come on big guy!
Bennett should be DFA….I rather see Glavine/Jojo/hell even CHuck James in the BP
I hate Jeff Bennett, has this guy ever not blown a game? The game is over, Braves can’t score.
Hit Chipper, Joba, I freakin dare you.
Why is there such an emphasis on velocity these days? If you throw 95 pmh, it doesn’t mean $#!) anymore.
Who wants to bet Bennett is DFA after the game?
good hit chip
Bobby Cox Hat Tipping Club
Folks, it was a fastball. A very badly located fastball. It was belt high and caught the middle of the plate. You should know better than to listen to Chip on ANYTHING!
They were both bad…..they both sucked and if Boyer left then Bennett should too
June 24th, 20098:59 pm
Nice job of hitting there Chipper. Went with the pitch.
I found only way to watch the braves on espn is to mute the TV.
Mcann show everyone why you are an allstar
Yeah, I would say Boyer and Bennett both suck equally.
I don’t care what Mac hits…just keep getting them on and continue the inning
rob from sc
June 24th, 20099:00 pm
First off to the Hall of Fame Manager of ours. Use Moylan, why get beat with your 5th best reliever. And Acosta is better than Bennett.
Second Braves front office. send Medlen and Reyes to a confidence building class. Medlen was cruising. 2 outs, gives up a HR and it all falls apart. Get tougher
Brooklyn Braves Brawler
This game is going to come down to the wire, I gotta feeling
Dang I hate this
Who was worse?
Medlens ERA is 6.38 now. Am I missing something about this guy? Trade him.
His breaking ball is killing us
Medlen’s oing to have to be able to stretch it out a little longer. The Yanks went from sleepwalking to their old form in a matter of a few pitches.
June 24th, 20099:01 pm
Bravos2249: It was a fastball, it went straight and 95mph. just wanted to tell you again
Great work Braves.
Lash La Rue
Chip said it was a change up down the middle after 2 -90 plus fastballs,what was he thinking. Joe agrees with alot more to say.
All agreed about what’s been said about Bennett, he needs to be cut after the game, if not sooner…now, it is time for a comeback, no more tucking our tail between our legs after Bennett’s numbskull pitching. Pitching IQ must be quite low
This offense is piss poor. You would think Gerg Maddux is friggin pitching in his prime tonight.
I’am with you 110 on that. Nobody deserves the opp.’s Bennett has gotten. Hopefully he’s released by the end of the game.
I’m Calling it, That’s the Ball-Game Folks…
Joba Is Another Level when He’s Facing Our AWFense
I am all for trading Medlen. He has a mental breakdown everytime he gets in trouble. Just like Reyes and Morton.
We need to get 2 before Mo Rivera get warm or its curtians tonight!
Chamberlin is McCann’s daddy. Not many pitchers are McCann’s daddy, but looks like Jaba is.
June 24th, 20099:02 pm
Not too good Mac. Nope ….not good.
I hate ESPN.
WHY ARE YOU STRIKING OUT SO FREAKING MUCH THIS MONTH??? That’s 12 already and you had 12 coming into June!! Dangit!!
Medlen must has a mental problem. He was going along just fine until that HR. It’s almost like he’s just waiting around for the other shoe to drop, so to speak, when someone gets to him.
I’ve seen all the 0-2 pitch hits I need to for this decade in this season!!!!!!!!!
The Yanks just snatched the momentum from the Braves. Maybe Cox should come out and throw a hissy-fit, and see if the Braves can snatch it back.
I rewound it 5 times to make sure. It was a FREAKING FASTBALL down the middle of the plate. If A-Rod wasnt in a slump, he would have hit that baby for a grand slam.
In a way, I guess that we are lucky that he only got a 2-run single. there. Should have been a grand slam.
June 24th, 20099:03 pm
That is what cox problem is he sticks with the players too long. If i was cox i would have prado instead of Johnson. Atleast prado is not an automatic out. Bennet the same problem.
JJ (WTH is Jeff Bennett still on the roster???)
I swear it’s like the HOFer doesn’t even try to win these damn games. How many freaking times can you go to Jeff Bennett in a big situation with the game on the line, have him blow it every freaking time, and then…..in a move of pure genious, decide it’s a good idea to GO TO HIM AGAIN?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Someone, ANYONE, please explain this to me!!!!!!!!
Slider, fastball, split-finger, spit-ball. WHATEVER the hell it was, it was too “good” of a pitch on an 0-2 count.
Jeff Bennett is the Mark Teixeira of pitchers. He racks up decent stats when it doesn’t matter, but when you need him to actually come through in a big spot, forget about it. Not gonna happen.
Uh is today your first day as a Braves fan? DFA? Pahahhahaha hell, he’ll probably pitch again tomorrow night.
We need hitters in the worst way. This offense is one of the worst. We need to face someone like Dice-K or Wang to actually score runs.
cmon guys, let’s regroup…….
i really dont understand bringing bennett in there. i really don’t.
See Bravos2249, even Paul Lentz agrees w/ me. it was a fastball…
We’d be well on our way to a win with KK.
Yankees get all the breaks. What else is new.
We seriously cannot lose 3-1 because of Bennett. That just wasn’t even fair.
He’s still pitching are you ****ing kidding me!?!?!?!?!?
What the ****!?!
Bennett, like Francoeur and Johnson are Bobby’s boys. He protects his favorites. Bennett will be right back out there to blow the game. He doesn’t forgive Acosta for struggling because he pitched everyday. Cox can’t manage a bullpen
June 24th, 20099:04 pm
I hate THWG.
Get Bennett out and DFA his @ss!
Are you serious? He’s still out there?
Our manager is a F****** IDIOT
It’s really laughable at this point
haha. It is just funny now.
Jeff Bennett for MVP!
That’d be it
bring me the head of jeff bennett
Chop It Up All-star
How much do we need to see with this guy? Man!!
Yeah Bobby, obviously it is Bennett’s night. Leave him in there to give up some more.
I don’t think Medlen is a bad picher, I just think Jo-Jo has more talent.
J. Bennett is meat, he is a shot horse.
I’m out. Cox has lost it. No sense watching. Game over.
Oh…well, here’s a bright idea. Let’s run him back out there so we can get down 6-1 and then bring in Soriano for mop up duty. STUPID LITTLE PIECE OF CRAP!!!!! He did it again.
GET HIS SORRY ARSE OFF THIS DAMN TEAM!!!!!!!!!
there you go bennett, up your own era instead of someone elses
I don’t take back what I said about the bandbox. Homers off Medlen and Bennett don’t count.
June 24th, 20099:05 pm
Oh, how I love you Bobby…..get him out!!!!!!!!!!!
Take him out!
That just ain’t right. Too easy.
It’s not an even playing field with Bennett out there. What the **** Bobby!
nice play Esco
They say players are done…can a manager be done? We have a rotten egg on the team and he sits and picks his nose in the dugout. Absolutely uncalled for bringing in your worst reliever in that spot. And he gives up another one! WOW!! Bennett, start looking for another job, because you fat boy, ain’t no pitcher.
Wren In Doubt
Are we going to learn some day that Bobby Cox bet on baseball but only on his team to win – but never on a day when he planned to use Bennett?
Get him out!!!!!!!!! So much for us taking this series tonight.
Jeff Bennett is the best offensive player in the league
Bennett is not the guy to hate…………..Cox is.
Last night………..game out of reach…………he puts Soriano…………tonight game on the line, he brings bennett……………….
I mean……….you can hate bennett cause he is a loser…………but man……….you can bring a better pitcher ………..bring acosta, bring oflaherty…………if they dont respond and we fall behind…………then it is Bennetts time to play.
This guy just suck………….and excuse me for the word, I have never written that word, but there is not better time to start than tonight……………release the guy……….he is worse than Boyer…………much worse.
Another Bennett gem there. Throws 2 fastballs way off the plate. Throws another fastball close the strike zone in his wheelhouse and Swisher jacks one.
Bennett throwing nothing but hangers.
Bennett has to be gone, Buddy is almost ready to come back am I right? Someone give me something!
Drill That Cervelli Jubroni NOW!!!
June 24th, 20099:06 pm
Maybe St. Louis will take Bennett too.
I have to think Jeff Bennett’s days are numbered. And people ask why Bobby uses the big three so much. Not a lot of other trustworthy arms out there. That’s why we must hurry and trade Gonzo and Soriano now.
Lets start a get rid of Jeff Bennett petition:
This is where the braves offense question comes in. The yanks are only 3 runs ahead, but braves dont have comeback attitude
So ahhhh Mr. Cox……..I noticed you sitting in the dugout shaking your head and looking surprised when Bennett let that last gopher ball go.
Why shaking the head? Why look shocked? YOU are the one who keeps deciding this guy is worthy to run out there night after night.
I am tired of Cox losing games the same way
Not fair. I’m sorry but this is a bunch of bull****.
Yeah, Joe Girardi made it happen. Give me a … break.
“Oh do you know the Mop Up Man, the Mop Up Man, the Mop Up Man, oh do you know the Mop Up Man, he pitches for Bob-by’s Boys….!!!” Sack Bennett’s arse already, have mercy on us please!!
Where is Jorge Campillo
June 24th, 20099:07 pm
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