2:53 pm June 24, 2009, by David O'Brien
June 24th, 20099:18 pm
Smart move, Kelly!!
we get a break, can we do something with it?
never going to win
How many foul ball popups can 1 douche hit in an fn season.
Good play by KJ. Make them make the perfect defensive play.
“His OPS is above .900 in every situation…” Steve
Except in March, April and May of 2008, when the Braves got buried in the standings.
Tex was only slightly better last spring than Jeff was in April and May of this year. Barely.
So don’t give me that he’s thrives in every situation. He DID NOT thrive when the Braves NEEDED him to carry them on his back. Or didn’t you watch the games last year. LOL!
Martin, gapper baby! Let’s go.
Wow!!! Kelly Johnson made the smartest play ive seen him make in 3 years. Props!!!
Gonzalez has been used on the 21, 22, 23.
Moylan has been used on the 21, 22, 23.
Soriano has been used on the 22, 23.
O’Flaherty has been used on the 21 and got tossed after one batter.
Acosta last pitched on the 14th!
Bennett pitched on the 20, 21 (one pitch)
This was a bad game to have your starter go three. Medlen needed to soak up 4-5 innings. But Moylan and Gonzalez have to be unavailable tonight.
June 24th, 20099:19 pm
earn that starting spot prado!!!!
rob from sc
Prado will get a hit then not play for a week
Nice bunt there Kelly. Come on Prado.
I don’t want to hear that BS one more time from Chip carey about Girardi getting thrown as what woke up the Yankees either. Medlen has very little stamina and was making horrible pitches starting with that walk. Bennett is no more than a AA pitcher at best. Good pitching always win. Chip is trying to make it out to be a dramatic story.
Love too see the top of the lineup
The Abs Man
This Jeff Bennett move into a 1-1 game vs. Yanks is the exact reason why Braves cannot be taken seriously as a quality team.
This 20-ton bull elephant in the room blocking Braves prograss is senile and stubborn Bobby Cox. Plain and simple.
Show some onions and leave old man. Before you kill another season.
What’s this morbid attraction to Bennett? Is he a relative? Does Cox owe the family some money?
How many games is this bum gonna blow?
And the old fool leaves him in the next inning! Lead-off homer. Shocking.
JJ (WTH is Jeff Bennett still on the roster???)
Prado PHing…..best news of the night cuz it also meand NO MORE BENNETT!!!!!
rob from sc
I know. But too many times…not just with the Braves…managers put in MR when it’s a big spot and they fail. Would it have killed to have Moylan or Soriano pitch….maybe Soriano…but I would not have hated it one bit if Moylan came in…..if he gave it up, it’s not like he was struggling the last few days. I mean give Acosta a chance…he’s no worse than Bennett…if you have 7 guys in the BP use all of them!!
June 24th, 20099:20 pm
those are not strikes
That was outside
I have a fealing its going to be a breaking ball
It’s a shame KK had to leave.
Gotta love Prado!!!
June 24th, 20099:21 pm
Told you he would get a hit, now he will ride the pine for a week
HAHA Tex missed it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
there we go!!!
Like many said, pretty much no chance after losing KK. Medlen just isn’t there yet,if ever, and Bennett…well ’nuff said.They needed to score some runs and they didn’t. Too bad, hope KK is not hurt badly.
Brooklyn Braves Brawler
Marteen is beast! Luv that guy!
Prado is quietly becoming my favorite player.
PRADO! PRADO! PRADO!
i cant take it anymore
BRAVESMAN…your and idiot
That’s what I’m talkin’ about!
Gotta love my boy Prado. Screw this, this ain’t over. Yankees have to earn it and so far they have not.
Prado is the man
Yeah, I don’t get bringing Bennett in… Then, again, Kelly Johnson is at 2B. Go figure.
On another topic, Bench was a great catcher. Got to watch him play when I was a kid. The guy had one of the best arms of all time.
Once, I saw him flick the ball to first base from a crouch. Nearly caught the runner. Flicked it just as if he had stood and threw full force.
Ted Simmons and Gary Carter were very good catchers, but nothing compared to Bench.
Why again is this kid not our everyday 2B?
lets atleast get the run in from 3rd
Medlin Is Chuck James
No offense, Tomahawkin, but your “bank on it” statements have proved to be wrong most of the time. Those “bank on it’s” have almost been a kiss of death. lol
DOB…Prado..isn’t hurting at all. I can’t see why he doesn’t get to play
nate goes yard and we take the lead? please!
June 24th, 20099:22 pm
This is why we lose….had this been anybody on our team Bobby would leave them in…..
I think Prado will start tomorrow.
Maybe this guy will be the Yanks Jeff Bennett
Gotta love Marteeeeeeen.
man, i wish PRADO was healthy so he can start playing every day
Maybe it’s not “ballgame” just yet …..
I’d take a squeeze by Nate.
That sounds weird.
Great job of pinch hitting by Martin Prado. Sends a 1-2 pitch into the RF corner.
Kotchman scores all the way from second.
Joba out of the game.
First and third with one out, down two runs. Braves really need to get that run in from third.
Fortunately, McLouth, Escobar, and Chipper are coming up.
For me, there is nothing else I can say about Bobby Cox. He plays his guys regardless of stats. Yes he won a World Series, but he lost 4 with Maddux Glavine Smoltz and Avery.
When I see Bennett I have the urge to go fetal and babble to myself.
Way to go PRADO……..nice going the opposite way with 2 strikes.
Good spot for McLouth to come up….runners on 1st and 3rd, one out, fast runners on base with Kelly on 3rd and Blanco on 1st. I’d be happy with a sac fly right now (although I’d love to see him jack one right now, lol).
while on this break, everyone go to MLB.com and get your 25 votes in for Jeff Bennett for the All Star team… come on now, show some support..
June 24th, 20099:23 pm
This would be a good time for another gapper from Nate
TBF(n)K as Billy
has bennett ever not allowed a run…hate to bash players really do as most here go overboard but it seems benette can get people out when it counts….get rid of him
Phil coke coming in
Cmon Mclouth this is why we got you
DOB…Prado..isn’t hurting at all
What he’s showing and what he’s actually feeling could be completely different.
Right now he’s hurt….and DOB said the groin has been a problem with Prado for 2 yrs I think…he’d have to not play for 2 months to be fully healed…and the Braves really can’t afford that….whether Omar is healthy or not.
But let’s not forget that Prado is to valuable in utility to have him start at 2B.
Marteen would start on a lot of teams, he needs to be starting on this one
June 24th, 20099:24 pm
Mclouth put a ride into that
wow, he got lucky.
he jumped at the right time
I thought that was gone. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO close
Give me a break. That would have been sweet.
Atleast got the run in.
that was a great catch by Swisher…good out by Nate though
I WAS SOOOOOO CLOSE!!!!!
missed it by that much!
Wow. McLouth’s got some serious pop. I thought that was gone, for sure. Helluva catch.
Oh so close Ugh, At least we got a sac fly.
Fn, f, fn fn f
YOU SONOFABITCH – Swisher, you’re off my twitter friends list.
But YAY Nate! We’ll take one.
McLouth hit a deeeeep fly ball to the wall. Goes as a sac fly, with KJ scoring.
Yikes, man. Geez man.
That would’ve been a homer anywhere else, Dammit!!!
Bobby Cox Hat Tipping Club
Thank you Nick Swisher for conceding that run. Kotchman was stumbling around third looking like a Nash with a blown engine when you decided to throw to second.
Oh maaaaaan! Thought it was gone!
He made it look hard, it probably wasn’t.
Lets go Esco
DAMN……………….McLouth is really swinging the bat well. At least it was a sac fly.
Come on Escobar.
yeah, that was great… someone shoot suttcliff
atleast we got that run
That is probably a HR in Yankee stadium.
June 24th, 20099:25 pm
And, boy, does that HR in the top of the inning hurt.
Joe says Prado can’t run because he is injured, Chip says he has good speed
1 Run Game and 2 at bats left.
Forgot we only had one out when Nate hit that flyball
well lets keep it close
Blaming Bennet big time now
Bennett’s inability to pitch effective baseball is even more of an issue now.
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