3:48 pm June 25, 2009, by David O'Brien
June 25th, 20099:03 pm
he might have attitude problems but the kid obviously has some guts
who started this inning? braves close to batting around…wow!
I think we found our best lineup here, huh? Esco is a great option for the 5-hole.
Most hard nosed players I watch don’t do that. I’ve got no problem with Yunel’s passion or his attitude- most of the time. But I did catch the flip, again, after rewinding the game, and there is no reason to do that. ever.
Like I said, I had to rewind it to catch it, after I heard Joe’s comment about being dissapointed in the shortstop…went back and it was pretty clear, but it would be hard to catch without being able to rewind
I really don’t understand people’s frustrations with Escobar. I’d have no problem with his “tude” as long as he produces…
rob from SC (Yunel Escobar's Muscle)
June 25th, 20099:04 pm
Why are you calling me out
Chop it up All-Stars
Escobar comes through AGAIN – the BEST ALL AROUND player on the Braves. Shut up HATERS!!
Yunel is unreal.
All Star. I’ll have you all know I’ve voted 75 times so far. Vote early and often Braves fans.
rob from sc – very clever comment. Great wit and cleverness.
YUNEL THE MAN!
Shockingly, Joe had nothing good to say about that.
WHO IS PITCHING THE NINTH????
Wait a second….it’s an 8-6 game with the Braves still batting in the 4th? I thought Coach said the ballgame was over?
Hmm, it’s almost as if he’s a know it all idiot who roots for the Braves to do poorly so he can brag about how right he is.
AGREED big-time DOB. He’s feisty, temperamental, and a little standoff-ish but he can play. That’s all that matters.
June 25th, 20099:05 pm
I MEANT FIFTH???
Wow Joe Shut Up after that…He’s Quiet Now…Almost sounds defeated…
I don’t see any of the bloggers who crucified Frak Wren for not giving John Smoltz 5 million bucks chatting tonight. Here we are June 25th and Smoltz is finally on a major league roster getting lit up a christmas tree
So stupid Escobaby hits a meaningless homer big deal. If it was Tex hitting one when that far behind, he would be called a stat padder, but not the board favorite crybaby Escobrat.
There has been alot of deaths today and it looks like the Braves are dying a slow death. Escobar needs to get his head in the game and out of his xss. I just don’t know what to think about this team. They act like they don’t care. Time to make alot of changes.
Doc Holiday - c ya in 2010
I would do a double steal here………….put the pressure on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! even if it is chipper.
Long time Braves fan
i would rather have a player who demonstrate emotions than a boring guy like chipper. I like chipper, but he shows no emotions out there. we need a spark plug on this team.
June 25th, 20099:06 pm
How do we not know he’s more frustrated he didn’t make a better throw…or frustrated he’s hurt….If he flicked him off that’s one thing….if he just said BS…that’s not THAT bad. As I said it was obvious he was mad….it’s team mates responsibility to make sure others don’t let that stuff get to them. Chipper or Prado could’ve went over to talk to him….He’s a grown man but his team mates do need to look out for him….The before could not have been stopped…but the standing there could have.
Again, regardless of the outcome, I like that the Braves keep scratching and clawing after the 2nd night of losing their starter in the 3rd.
Come On Loaf…! We need a single!
Yunel just wants to win and if his team doesn’t, he gets upset. Nothing wrong with that. Now, Jeff is selfish. Yankees had taken a pretty big lead and Stenchy gets a hit and he’s laughing it up with Jeter. Jeff is about Jeff as was obvious with his pouting last summer.
Esco wants to win, In Cuba they don’t like losing very much. Maybe Escobar is the way he is because so many of our players act like they don’t care.
Looks like were not just gonna roll over and give up here!!!!!!!!
We finally have a good offensive night but Lowe lost this one for us.
If Escobar hit a homer you DUMB@$$ he would have tied the game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
June 25th, 20099:07 pm
No one really mentions that Kris gave up the double
they just recapped how the baves inning went and chip and joe stopped at chippers walk and didn’t EVEN mention esco’s hit. losers!!!
Joe Is Quiet…Wonder Why…?
real bad ball to swing there by GA…………..thats what I mean……………last 2 swings…………..real bad …………
No matter what happens in this GA at-bat…this was a REALLY good inning for the Braves. Has to give them confidence that they can come back.
He brought us within 2
How is that stat padding. Get a clue!
The only player the Braves have is Escobar, and Cox wants to neuter him.
He may pout, but he produces as good or better than anyone on the team. I wonder if Yunel will pull a Deion and dump water on Joe’s head like Deion did Tim McCarver’s.
I hear Jeff talk more about “his” stats than anyone.
CT in AL
June 25th, 20099:08 pm
is it escobar, escobaby, or escobrat? i have no idea anymore, all i know is he may be the most clutch player on the team
He doesn’t like Escobar. If he hits a game winner it would still be stat padding in his eyes.
Way to strand more RISP G. Anderson. How the hell is he hitting .280?
Battle of the pens. Who’s got the upper hand? Middle relief goes to NY. Our back end is better, much better. This goes down to the wire. We are definitely seeing fight in our players since the Boston series.
June 25th, 20099:09 pm
This is old news but they didn’t bash Jeff this bad when he bad mouthed the team for sending him down.
I believe you when you say you saw it. I have to watch on MLBTV, so i’ll be able to rewind later on to see if i can catch the flip. maybe the media like bspn will air it and i don’t have to do the extra work.
Braves radio comes back with Dinosaur Jr.’s “Feel the Pain” as the bumper music. Nice. Very good selection, even if there is no subliminal message.
Stenchy gets a hit and he’s laughing it up with Jeter. Jeff is about Jeff as was obvious with his pouting last summer
I don’t wanna make a stink of it, but I posted the same thing last night. They showed Jeff in the dugout chatting with Hanson…Jeff was all smiles and giggles and we were down 8-4. Hanson looked all serious watching the game like, “shut up dude, we’re losing…”
Time to go to that Joe and Boog Facebook page and call Joe out on his hate for Escobar!!
Come On Easy-E!
If we are gonna win, the bull-pen needs to come correct…!
June 25th, 20099:10 pm
Keep pissing on Escobar. Guy ’s got talent, passion and heart. You’re AN IDIOT for badmouthing on him.
Nay sayers….keep shouting out all of this team sucks. That will usually do the trick, won’t it…. Maybe smarter to get a beer and watch wrestling.
From the early Dutch morning hours….GO BRAVOS!
Here is why Lowe is not an ace for me. Unlike Vazquez and Hanson, even Jurrjens and Kawakami, Lowe can not get the strikeouts in big situtations. Ground balls find holes. Lowe is a middle of the rotation innings eater. I am not going to count on Vazquez and Hanson to be the stoppers
TBF(n)K as Billy
what the hell happen to frenchy….im starting to get exciteed
The Yankees do have that Rivera guy at the back end of their bullpen. And he’s a bad dude.
ESCO Come On!!!!
bravos2249, exactly! Jeff is vain.
O’Flaherty is already being wild and pitching scared. Settle in, son.
wow, roller coaster night for yunel
What did I miss about Joe? What’s that cracker been sayin’?
You unbelievable dumbass!
Yunel, you gotta be kidding me.
I kinda like Escobaby. Nice hit last inning Escobaby!!!
June 25th, 20099:11 pm
Hey Big John has an ERA of 9.9. Boy we really should have kept him. What a disaster losing him was, and it only took till almost July. He ran off for the higher guarantee whatever he did cause he knew he would stink. Egotistical SOB.
Wow Joe really does have a different attitude toward Yunel.
You guys are only hearing what you want to concerning Joe and Escobar. I’ve heard Joe say he’s a great hitter, but he criticizes his play in the field because he’s made some boneheaded plays (is that not accurate?)
But you guys are acting like Joe keeps making fun of his mama
Here we go again, it is time to make fun of Escobar again, right people.
OK..there is our 2nd error. No more now, right?
Now that is an error and its sucks. Hit right at him
Man I take my comment back about Escobar! The End.
Medlen is no longer the “long inning” relief guy anymore. Only 2 and 2/3 last night, just 1 tonight
can’t trust the bullpen at all to keep it at only 2 runs though
*lol silly escobar with your 11th error
Yunel hurt his hip on his hit…don’t know if that helped aid in that error or not…
June 25th, 20099:12 pm
Great, here we go again.
Obviously if we Javy goin’ we’d be rollin’.
Not a fan of the letter G apparently.
I think Escobar is playing the field scared! Afraid of being benched again.
June 25th, 20099:13 pm
Right now why does it matter what Escobar does….Lowe stinks.
No one really mentions that Kris gave up the double – CorkylikesBeer
I mentioned it!
He served it up nice n’ fat too.
Looked scared to death doin’ it!
what exactly is a ‘long inning’ reliever? jeff bennett?
Well, one good note…Tex is 0-4.
Go back and look at GAMEDAY from the first few innings…the extremely small strike zone when the Yanks were batting was unreal. Because of it, the Lowe had to raise his pitches, putting them right in the wheelhouse of the Yanks. I agree that Lowe was not stellar, but he wasn’t as bad as the ump made him look. Look at GAMEDAY.
June 25th, 20099:14 pm
Escobar’s hip is obviously hurting him. Those who are here, you can see it just in the way he’s moving.
LOWE: Has one win and a 9.37 ERA in his past six starts, with 48 hits, 28 runs (24 earned runs) and 10 walks allowed with 12 strikeouts in 32-2/3 innings
I dont mind the error. Thats baseball. Not getting ready to play is not.
Three outs. Oh wait.
Edward( Bobby Retires after 2009 or Bust )
he’s the only player in baseball that can make you hate him and love him in the same game
June 25th, 20099:15 pm
Escobar may have said BS….flicked the OS off…but Jeff,Kelly,GA,Bennett,and Lowe ( in his last like 5 starts) still stink…
The irish kid is bringing his A-game
True that Bravos. I beginning to believe part of Yunel’s defensive issues is due to his hip. He looked like he could barely bend over to get that grounder.
C’mon Eric, lets get out of this.
It’s the non crticism of Franceour and others more thats pissing people off. No one said one word when frenchy didn’t take kindly to him being DFA last year. I myself was dissapointed in his behaviour. Just be equal about it. Esco has got to keep his head in the game, but so does Chipper, Frenchy, KJ, Anderson and so on.
June 25th, 20099:16 pm
MVH, The ump was not the one hitting the ball all over the ball park.
DOB those numbers are ugly on Lowe. I do think he will come around. He did the same thing last June and was great down the stretch.
Escobar is definately hurting.
This game isn’t half-over yet, and it’s already more than 2 hours.
Lowe usually good down the stretch, no?
Tyler Hansbrough went to the Pacers
Steve from OH
June 25th, 20099:17 pm
Dave, I feel that the stats you posted are a bit misleading–in his last nine starts, he’s allowed more than 3 ER only twice–tonight and against Baltimore. Those two starts are really inflating what would otherwise be a very solid ERA…
Nice job O’Flaherty.
For crying out loud Yunel. You’re killin’ me.
Canadaian braves fan
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I think our pitching staff woke up ARod.
Joey Votto is 4-4 today with a HR. Good thing we missed him in Cincy.
June 25th, 20099:18 pm
Finally!!! An inning where the Yanks didn’t score!!!
That’s my guy (Hansbrough).
I really hope the Hawks don’t take Teague.
He definately is hurt, but he knows we need his bat. Diory has a great glove but isn’t hitting and doesn’t have as strong an arm as Esco.
Hey, I think thats the 1st inning we didn’t give up a run.
Willie Harris just crushed one off Saito.
Smoltz’s line: 5 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 5 K, 1 BB. 62-30 K-BB ratio.
Predictions on how long it will be before Lowe goes on the DL?
Because…something is wrong, right? This isn’t what we paid 15 million per for, is it?
the hope of the braves nation rests in your hands mr hanson
June 25th, 20099:19 pm
this game was huge before entering tonight and now its even bigger…. we desperately need to come back and win this game! with the sox and phils on deck we need something to “jump start” us! the mclouth deal didnt do it…. if we lose this game we will have no momentum going into the next 6 games and could easily swept in both.
its only the fifth….it feels like the 11th. lets do it! its not over yet but 4 straight series losses would kill us….
June 25th, 20099:20 pm
That’s neither here nor there DOB. Okay, so that is an incorrectly used phrase.
Still time for us to get back into it but plenty of time for us to give up more easy runs.
This would be an insane win but I don’t know. We’ve given them too much to not potentially give up more.
Jeff is NO star…he’s a dud in my eyes….this is just a hot streak….any blind squirrel finds nuts once in awhile
McLouth. O’Flaherty. O’Brien. Sounds like the start of an IRA membership meeting or a bad opening act for Tommy Makem and the Clancy Brothers.
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