3:48 pm June 25, 2009, by David O'Brien
June 25th, 20097:52 pm
Just can’t believe we lost KK last night.
That game was over and then the douche bags get to enjoy Christmas in June courtesy of JB.
I hate these f’ing home depot ads.
Come on Braves.
Look at Frenchy! He’s comin around??
June 25th, 20097:53 pm
keep hitting jeff. you come alive at the plate and i will come alive on the blog
Did Loaf really “race” back to make the catch? I find that hard to believe
Who is this guy wearing JF’s jersey the past 2 weeks? …Guy definitely has been a lot better of late. Still not ready to say more than that, but does give hope to us.
June 25th, 20097:54 pm
It is starting to look as if KJ imight become the odd man. Specially since we have prado and infante …….and JF is hitting 30 points above KJ.
“Race” is a relative term…
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June 25th, 20097:55 pm
Lowe’s starts this month:
6/3 vs. Cubs — 7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER. No decision
6/9 vs. Pirates — 7 IP, 7 H, 3 ER. Win.
6/14 vs. Orioles — 2 1/3 IP, 8 H, 7 ER. Loss.
6/20 vs. Red Sox — 6 1/3 IP, 7 H, 3 ER. Loss.
Aside from the disaster in Baltimore, two very good efforts and one good effort this month.
Come On Kotchmeister…! At least move him over…
X-Country Braves Fan
that was an ugly at-bat
We need a 1B in the worst way.
Nova Scotia Steve
Kotch look absolutely horrible that AB
And keylargo he had his most success in Oakland which has great weather compared to Atlanta. I’m from this region too, doesn’t mean I take kindly to our weather down here. It’s something you have to get use to. Hudson seems to have and Lowe will need to also. Always hear about all the work Lowe does, maybe he needs to cut back on some of that in this heat.
I’d say Kotchmann is in my doghouse for his lapse last night and his girly bat.
Frenchy…has six hits in his last 21 at bats..he is on fire…0.286 batting avg during his hot stretch
June 25th, 20097:56 pm
Cmon Nate! He’s been stinging the ball. Let’s pick up the clutch RBI
Pennski………….I’m not ripping Francoeur, I’m just saying, I need to see some CONSISTENT power before I’m willing to admit that he is “coming around”.
Still, I will admit that he is swinging the bat better. The lack of power is still a big concern (particularly given the fact that he is in line for a significant raise in salary arbitration).
It looks like we are stuck with Francoeur for the rest of the season. The only move I see the Braves making is Infante replacing Kelly Johnson at 2nd once he come back after the All-Star Break. If Francoeur can hit .280 with a homer every 10 games, I think I will be happy with that (still pathetic, however given his awful numbers prior to his recent “hot streak”, I’ll take him being a singles hitter who hits .280).
June 25th, 20097:57 pm
Jake W. Move Hanson to #1 already. :p
Nats have Carlton Gainous from Cairo High School on the phone talking about Willie Harris. I hope the Nats announcers pronounce Cairo correctly (kay-ro, not ky-ro).
They got it right. Nice job, Carpenter.
June 25th, 20097:58 pm
Rays now leading the Phils. 5-4 in the 2nd.
BraveNewWorld – Very funny! But we all know Moylan has his spot in this bullpen as the guy setting up Gonzalez and Soriano. We saw first hand what we have as long/middle inning guys in our pen and I don’t trust them one bit.
Lowe is going to have to either settle down or take the beating for the team as we might have more of these games coming up with Boston and Philly coming to town.
Either or it stinks I know.
Frank Wren said we have 7 guys who can hit 20 homeruns, try 0 guys.
I have noticed ……….. maybe lots of you might have said this before, but here it goes. Is not only that we are not hitting well, but we are having horrible at bats……….much better lately, but man…….cant forgive pitchers that are looking for trouble.
June 25th, 20097:59 pm
Theres a good example……………..McLouth just looked like Matt Diaz there………swinging at a ball higher than his own ears.
the hope of the braves nation rests in your hands mr hanson
siap, but phillies now down 4-6 in the bot of the 2cd.
Now 6-4 Phils.
June 25th, 20098:00 pm
Smoltz got Dunn, gave up booming double to Willingham. Smoltz looks like he has decent stuff tonight. First inning must have been nervous system getting out of whack.
Driver8 Well at least Phillies are losing right now. We cannot win when Phillie loses, it’s weird. Anyways, Moylan has too many issues to use him on a consistent basis. Bennett gets a bad rap, he’s not as bad as people say he is. I wouldn’t use him in most situations but he has a role and he plays it well. We need to pick up a bat like DeRosa, it’ll benefit us greatly.
June 25th, 20098:01 pm
You know the problem with having with having multiple players potentially hit twenty homeruns is that the majority of them might not even come until the last month or so of the season.
I said the same thing last night..unknown
June 25th, 20098:02 pm
“Pennski………….I’m not ripping Francoeur, I’m just saying, I need to see some CONSISTENT power before I’m willing to admit that he is “coming around”. ”
If He starts thinking that he’s a Home Hitter Now Like Willie Mays Hayes in the second Major league then we are in trouble…
I want to see some consistancy and he’s still a singles hitter right now…
rob from sc
Some hustle from Kotchman
June 25th, 20098:03 pm
Would be nice to get a 1-2-3 inning here.
Braves fans should give CK a Bronx Cheer for that play
Maybe Lowe oughta cut down on his constant workouts since he’s in the humidity capital of the world now. Now I’ll give the Yankees some credit here…they’re being very patient.
3 RISP left on base already………..this is gonna cost us……….Im pretty sure next inning we will have RISP cause the good guys are coming to bat………..we need to score at least one, cause Lowe is giving up more runs tonight before he is done.
Guess I will watch the NBA Draft, no need to watch this team full of bungling idiots
June 25th, 20098:04 pm
GET HIM OUT!!
55 pitches already by lowe
What The Hell is up with the Mo-Hawks Being Hot on the Streets Now…? Everyone is doing Getting those Flops, D.O.B. Will Be Next, J/K…
That was DOB’s son that he wasn’t aware of.
Smoltz will be ok..The man’s a winner if he never wins another game. Will go to HOF as a BRAVE.
June 25th, 20098:05 pm
Bard rips hanger to right for RBI, Willie Harris follows with a knock to put them on the corners with 1 out of Smoltz. Bouncer to Pedroia, Bard is meat at the plate.
Let me make sure I have this correct…Smoltz wanted the Braves to pay 10 million to pitch for 3 months this season, after paying him 14 million to pitch 28 innings last season.
June 25th, 20098:06 pm
Ugh. the Merry-Lowe-Around.
Lowe has Nothing
I hate Lowe, will the White Sox take him for Dye?
Watching that ground ball over 2b………… I noticed Prado ended up in LF trying to get that ball………It caught my attention, and I realized that I have not seen KJ doing that on regular basis.
Man……….Lowe is not fooling anybody tonight.
“Now I’ll give the Yankees some credit here…they’re being very patient.”
The Last 2 games they have made our pitchers work…
I wish the braves hitters would do more of this…We have the most undisciplined hitting team in the majors
9 hits in 2.1 innings isn’t all that bad…
Looks like Lowe peeled out.
June 25th, 20098:07 pm
9 hits given up in 2 1/3 innings by Lowe, not the stuff of aces, thats for sure.
Nasty Play By D-Lo, And they say baseball players aren’t great athletes
Melky out of the lineup again…hmmm.
June 25th, 20098:08 pm
I dont think anyone was expecting lights out stuff from Smoltz tonight. He will get his stuff back on track with a few more starts for the Red Sox and what to watch for is what he does in the second half in a pennant race because we all know he lives for that.
June 25th, 20098:09 pm
On the Radio they just said the Braves will not be shut out tonight. Damn they are good. Like to take those guys to Vegas to do some Sports Book
The Yankees have flat out outexecuted us over the last 12 innings…
Get this clown out and trade his @ss!
June 25th, 20098:10 pm
Heath, are you suggesting a Melky – Francouer trade?
Lowe is our # 5 starter
Toma..i guess we will have to tip our cap to the yankees hitters
I called It that Lowe Wasn’t a Warm Weather Pitcher 6 weeks ago and June has neen rough…
June 25th, 20098:11 pm
If the Yankee anounncers think Turner field is big, wait to they get to Citi Field.
“Ace” not stepping up when needed the most = not an ace.
Tommy Hanson is the only pitcher good enough to walk 5 and not give up a run.
gonna walk a run in, unbelievable. $15 mil down the drain.
68 pitches so far, eh?
The Yankees have flat out outexecuted us over the last 12 innings… – Tomahawkin
They’re “The Yankees,” they don’t settle for mediocre play….never have…..never will.
If the Braves had the patience the yankees are showing our offensive stats would be much better…Especially Francine and KJ
Get D-Lo Out NOW!
And the bullpen is up and stirring….
Finally, McDowell goes to the phone. Phuck!
June 25th, 20098:12 pm
WTF was Frenchy doing out there in right field? Can we go ahead and charge him with an error on that one?
Lowe is missing some close calls.
STEVE IN OH
I told you two weeks ago that Lowe sucks and you didn’t believe me.
Well, this game’s all but over.
Damn I like the way Joe’s manageing the Yankees. Hit& run, bunt ,move the runners, get him on get him around. Maybe Tex got it right about Joe being the best.
Score goes up while Bobby sets looking.
Our worst nightmare is coming true. This may just put the nail in the coffin for ‘09.
June 25th, 20098:13 pm
Lowe is making me miss Jo Jo Reyes
Geez Lowe doesn’t have control and the ump that that pitch called ball three was a strike. No control and bad strike zone, not a good combination.
I was hoping that Oriole start was a one time deal but I guess not. Get on the phone Frank, get this guy out of Atlanta.
ahaha That had nothing to do with Frenchy
Give me a break.
I knew this would happen. The Yankees are surely headed to the series now. They’re just unbeatable.
This is the series that got away, part duex.
Can we trade Derek Lowe, do you think anyone would want his contract? I mean effin seriously, 6 runs and 10 hits in 2.2 innings??? WTF!!!!!!
Told ya he’d only go three.
Sometimes I wonder what I’m a-gonna do,
There ain’t no cure for the Summertime Blues…
Wow…so much for taking the series. A great start to the homestand in unraveling quickly.
June 25th, 20098:14 pm
Tn Brian @8:12. Seriously?? Lol
I doubt the Yankees will want a RF in return for Melky…they still have Nady coming back from the DL…
worst start a any SP………..by our “ACE”
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