3:48 pm June 25, 2009, by David O'Brien
June 25th, 20099:20 pm
Thats a good point. Lowe has had two bad starts. But the caveat is even if you bring it down to norm, those are high 3.XX era’s for the last nine starts, certainly not ace material. but june is typically bad for him, i think. i’m pretty sure he get’s tough down the stretch
June 25th, 20099:21 pm
Nice to see the Orioles lay down for the Marlins, jeez.
braves have all the momemtum right now, gotta keep it going and not go into creepy crawly mode.
LOL @ this
lol, nice approach casey. Ball 1, ball 2, swing!
I dont believe Lowe is hurt. He is just very streaky from start to start. In 2004 Lowe was pitching so badly that Boston almost left him off the playoff roster. Then he had one of the best playoff runs in history winning four games.
Steve from OH
joe–no one ever said he was an ace. But he’s still a good pitcher, and a lot of folks here are really overreacting to a couple of (at this point) statistical outliers.
June 25th, 20099:22 pm
o-me: that’s cute, but how many of those were just grounders hit away from our defenders? There were several hard hit balls too, but maybe you missed my point. Lowe made some decent pitches, that should have been called strikes at the bottom of the zone (they were for Pettitte). When they weren’t called strikes, Lowe was forced to raise his pitches since the lower ones were called strikes, as they should have been. If you want to get smart and cute, that’s fine, but amid your comedy attempts you’ve completely missed my point. Go and have a look at GAMEDAY.
OOps no caption with that…it was: TJ Thomas and Marie Bouchard remember Michael Jackson at the star they believe belongs to pop star Michael Jackson but that belongs to a radio personality of the same name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
June 25th, 20099:23 pm
Escobrat, huh? I kinda like it. Kid has talent, but that attitude sucks.
Don’t see that very often — pitcher pinch-hitting in fifth inning. Makes sense in this case, though, with two out and none on.
Yankees have already stranded nine runners.
Wow, brain fart by Philly right now. 1st and 3rd with 1 out…Philly hits a fly ball to fairly deep center…Runner tags at 3rd…runner on 1st (feliz) somehow gets doubled off of 1st by Crawford. End of inning, runner at 3rd (Stairs) didn’t score.
Apparently it’s a division-wide thing.
JV with a better at-bat than half our guys.
nice walk javy!!!
June 25th, 20099:24 pm
chip just said “McLouth of the South”! lol
Really makes sense DOB…duh…Bobby knew he would draw a BB.
Can we please get Barbaro back? No Norton (thank goodness, his AAA stats = decoy work) but we let Blanco ride pine and have SP pinch hit?
I hope he’s not hurt…maybe I am overreacting. Hope so. I saw him a lot last season with the Dodgers and I don’t ever remember him being this bad in so many consecutive starts.
Wow Waht are the Yanke$$ doing? Crap I though only we could walk a pinch hitting p[itcher hitting for the pitcher. We deserve to score about 5 more runs thanks to good old yankee stupidity
Vazquez should wear the jacket on first base for fun, even though he’s not pitching and it’s not cold. (Actually, I’m sure that’s not allowed for a pitcher who’s not actually pitching.)
TBF(n)K as Billy
June 25th, 20099:25 pm
this umpire has a bad eye
If Vazquez does score……..I would make peaces with Bobby Cox.
Dammit. Sutton beat me to it — the Joaquin Andujar line “You can sum up baseball in one word. You never know.”
nice nate…….man javy is slow…..hahhahaha
C’mon Prado, your always clutch, we need ya here.
Braves Are The Slowest Team In the Majors…! Fck!!!
rob from SC (Yunel Escobar's Muscle)
Come on Prado
June 25th, 20099:26 pm
Thank you for stopping him. Can’t afford to lose him as a pitcher. Not right now.
Come on Prado!!!!
Too bad they didn’t have Jurrjens pinch-run for Vazquez, he could’ve scored on that ball easily. But J.J. pitches tomorrow.
If Prado ties it here, my man crush goes to a whole new level…
Should have sent Vazquez…
and equally nice approach prado ….
4 more at bats, lets hold the deficit at two
I see Smoltz got knocked around a bit, but he did get 5 Ks. Gonna be interesting to watch how that develops
June 25th, 20099:27 pm
Now Braves have stranded eight, Yankees nine through five innings.
oh well…i still love you Martin…
the hope of the braves nation rests in your hands mr hanson
i mean the guy cant throw a strike and you swing at the first pitch….why?
How many RISP have we left out there tonight? Pathetic.
Ahhhhh….lost opportunity there.
so much for the man crush
Good Excuse D.O.B.
Major Leaguers Are Wussies…!
Prado too eager up there. Pitcher almost walks Nate and Prado swings at first pitch. They need to work counts no matter the situation.
June 25th, 20099:28 pm
Doc Holiday We are ranked close to top in bringing in runs with 2 out. Can’t expect us to succeed every time.
maybe the newb can get the yankees out without any runs scoring
Please take one for the team and tell Bobby one more time that the fans really like this lineup, and he better keep running it out there!
lol we score six runs and you say pathetic…dont even know why i read this blog anymore other than DOB
i should still say that i love martin too…. definitely over kelly, but does terry implore everyone in the lineup to swing at the first pitch when a pitcher is in trouble?
June 25th, 20099:29 pm
Yeah, Prada bailed him out there
Double J Pitches Tomorrow…And That’s why he didn’t pinch run…
Wussie Major leaguers…! However I bet that was Booby’s call not to have Double J pinch run in an important game…
Hawks take Jeff Teague guard from Wake Forrest with 1st pick.
Come on Boone
June 25th, 20099:30 pm
the hope of the braves nation rests in your hands mr hanson: We need to get a new hitting coach STAT. We swing at a lot of first pitches and don’t work counts often and the fact that Cox hasn’t told to take the first pitch ALWAYS confuses me greatly. If I was Cox, I’d order Francoeur to take every first pitch he sees and he swings, he’s benched.
I didnt realize Boone had some heat
Diory has a great glove but isn’t hitting and doesn’t have as strong an arm as Esco. (JAKE W)
Diory does NOT have a great glove at any position, but especially at short. His entire minor league rep is no field.
June 25th, 20099:31 pm
Go ahead Chippa!
Nice play by Hoss, solid inning for Logan.
Good job kid!
chip, nice play
June 25th, 20099:32 pm
Logan…..Weapon X??? nice inning there
nice play by chipper!
let’s get Logan a win in his 1st appearance.
Hey- a pen guy that thows strikes…who knew??
Good inning from Mr. Logan there
Getting decent BP work tonight so far. Let’s hope the offense can keep it up…especially Chipper and McCann. Those two guys are kind of holding us back tonight.
I’m sayin it… we win this one. Too much has gone right these last few innings for us not to.
chip conjuring up memories of the 90s with his athleticism tonight
June 25th, 20099:33 pm
That was the first 1-2-3 half inning of the entire game. Unbelievable….
Tomahawkin, I’ve got no reason to make excuses for anyone. Matters not to me, my man.
cabravesfan @ 9:32
Bravo, and Amen.
A good night for the boys at Myrtle against old friend Jeff Locke…Freeman 2-4 with a 2B, Heyward 2-4 with a HR, Johnson 1-3 2B, BB, no strikeouts. And Cole Rohrbough pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings allowing one hit while striking out 5. Did walk 5 batters though. Yikes.
Hanley Ramirez – two grand slams in 3 days against Baltimore.That guy is something else.
At least Smoltz recorded 15 outs tonight. Hometown Discount Glavine averaged 14 outs a start last year, less than the criteria to win games. He did collect 8 million bucks though.
GET SOME RUNS!!!!
June 25th, 20099:34 pm
alright, good start.
9 – 1 bottom of the 8th in Boston. Smoltz looks like he’s getting the loss.
C’mon Mac, do something productive.
Sorry to hear about Bennett breaking his “non-pitching hand”. I’m glad they said it was his left hand, though. From the way he has performed this year, his “non-pitching hand” could have been either hand.
Come on B Mac, Double, no DP please.
There’s Chipper’s hit…need a double here from McCann.
Gawd I keep thinking That this game is in the 8th…
Come On B-Macc Gapper Baby!!!
June 25th, 20099:35 pm
Mac looks horrible up there, time to change the contact lens
Wow…MAC STINKS TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Is it just me or does anyone else cringe when Chipper lays out for a ground ball? I start having Bob Horner flashbacks.
B-Macc Keeps swinging for the fences and it is hurting him…Dammitt!
Well he didn’t listen. Two bad nights for him
maybe Mac needs a day off?
June 25th, 20099:36 pm
Heap, I love you…but you are no Chipper Jones. Not yet, grasshopper.
Mac’s had a bad night at the plate.
Oh McCann…kind of hard to believe he is the one killing us, huh?
Wow. Back to back bad ABs for McCann. That is rare.
Edward( Bobby Retires after 2009 or Bust )
Francoeur stole McCann’s mojo.
Put in Ross…PLEASE!!
Where did McCann go? DANGIT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here Comes Joe’s Moment to hate on ESCO!!!
Lowe had a 2.45 era in the second half last year. If anyone is interested.
Bad couple of nights for B-Mac. He’ll be okay.
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