1:54 pm June 28, 2009, by David O'Brien
June 28th, 20091:57 pm
I swear, Chipper hit that homer less than one minute after I hit “publish” on this blog to post it.
My curse words in reverse, too, as you know….
Ha! Suck it, Curse of DOB.
Thanks For the Homer Hoss!
Too bad your bad went into creep mode during this sink or swim homestand!
Nice. The new blog’s about Chipper slumping too. Very funny.
June 28th, 20091:58 pm
Dammitt B-Macc..It was Perty to see…
June 28th, 20092:00 pm
Seriously!! STOP STRIKING OUT!!! I cann take much more of this…
Thanks for the homer, Chipper, anyway…
Confirmation on what I alleged about a year ago. I said that the way DOB defended both Kotsay and his signing by the Braves could only mean he was buddies with him.
Like I said then, if you’re buddies with him, I understand where you’re coming from.
June 28th, 20092:01 pm
Great song, great band!
June 28th, 20092:02 pm
Does anyone know what the on-field delay way?
Steve from OH
Schafer in the lineup and leading off today for Gwinnett.
June 28th, 20092:03 pm
Josh B -
It was probably when Francona and the trainer came out to check on Penny. It looked like something hurt him in his hand when he was pitching to Kelly.
Good Stats on our Production from our power positions
“not only do Braves outfielders have the second-fewest fewest homers (16) and the lowest slugging percentage (.356) and lowest OBP (.304) of any team in the majors, but Braves first basemen also have the fewest homers (three) and fewest RBI (30) in the majors and the second-lowest slugging percentage (.372).”
Sounds like a 4th place team to me…
“That’s my man. Suck it, haters. RHR
See. (no offense RHR), THAT is the kind of post that gets the “haters” or negative nellies to play the gotcha game.
The gotcha game is NOT specifically just for the haters. Chipper stinks it up for a week or two, which draws some ripping from frustrated fans, and then all of the sudden hits a solo HR (in the 2nd inning of a scoreless game), and somebody says “Suck it haters”.
Yeah. It’s the negative people that instigate everything, isn’t it?
Like I said RHR, no offense. Just using your post as an example.
June 28th, 20092:04 pm
The Braves didn’t sign Kotsay. Thanks for playing, though.
Big Red Made Big Sloppy look Silly on that K, Nice!
June 28th, 20092:05 pm
Nice blog! It seems to have served its purpose.
Now by Tuesday write one about how the Phils own the Braves at home and have won God knows how many in a row at the Ted. Then maybe we could get a sweep!
CaBravesFan– Have you seen the Doctor Who episode yet? I have not, so no recap please. Note that there will be another one in about a month. Also, apparently, Torchwood Season 3 will be a mini-series on five consecutive nights, I think next month.
Chipper must have done a Doctor Who transformation when he went into the slump and finally has his new identity under control.
June 28th, 20092:06 pm
For Someone who is having Pregnant Pauses Big Red Is looking good so far…
Meanwhile, Matt Harrison, the “prized” lefty that the Braves gave up in the Mark Texeria trade in July of 2007, is once again on the disabled list. He is 4-5 in 11 starts with an ERA of 6.11. 63 innings pitched, 81 hits, 23 walks, 34 strikeouts, 1.64 WHIP, and hitters are batting .316 against him.
His CAREER numbers are 13-8 in 26 starts with an ERA of 5.76, 147 innings pitched, 181 hits, 54 walks, 81 strikeouts, 1.60 WHIP, while hitters are batting .307 against him.
Horatio Ramirez anyone? Both are left handers who cant stay healthy, give up lots of base runners, low strikeout to walk ratio, yet got lucky on occasion with good run support. Yet both are guys who end up taxing a bullpen.
Nice rip there by Chipper. Now that was a hanger that he deposited the opposite way in the cheap seats. I’m pretty sure that it wont be 3 more weeks before he hits another homer (unlike Francoeur).
Tommy looks good,hopefully he can go 6 today.after the flu he may wear down very early today.
June 28th, 20092:07 pm
As I mentioned above, a lot of pitchers will tell you they’ve had some of their best games when sick. Weakened state keeps them in control, not overpitching, and focused because they have to be because they don’t think they can afford to make a mistake.
June 28th, 20092:08 pm
Yay Hanson! Solid two innings so far.
3 up…3 down… way to go T-Pain
June 28th, 20092:09 pm
We have always trusted DOB’s antijinx, here on the blog. The other day you mentioned BMac’s slumping or something and he promptly hit a Hr the next AB ( and I called it too). Keep saying stuff like that DOB. The team should turn around soon.
Tommy’s dealing so far…I wish all our players did this good when sick…
June 28th, 20092:10 pm
Mark DeRosa was traded to the Cardinals, which means one less bat out there for the Braves to acquire. The Cardinals gave up a reliever and a “player to be named later”. Doesnt sound like they gave up very much for him.
I have a feeling that the trade market could be “soft” this season. Teams want to dump payroll, with other teams want to improve their team without adding payroll. Not a very good combination if one wants to see an “active” trade market.
June 28th, 20092:11 pm
I’m assuming you’re referring to B-Mac in your 2:09?
dang this kid can pitch. I vote we take him out after 5 if the braves have a lead going. Don’t want him staying out longer than he needs to in this heat if he’s even a little bit sick. Of course, this could be hard considering the .167, .217, .140 and .246 AVG’s in the lineup today (not counting Tommy).
I gotta say that in the small sample size of games I have seen Hanson has pitch in so far, the thing that has stuck out to me the most is that he just looks like a big leaguer.
He gets in and out of jams, he makes good pitches when he needs to, and he never looks rattled. He hasn’t been overly dominant in any start (other than the Brewer’s start where he wore himself out), but he just looks comfortable out there.
Stoic, a little pis-ed off, and ready to deal.
June 28th, 20092:12 pm
LOL they weren’t even talking about our DOB going to dinner with them. Because I’m fairly certain that our DOB doesn’t broadcast for the Red Sox.
there we go Kotch, way to get on
CK! Would’ve loved to see that in the 9th yesterday but I’ll take it!
June 28th, 20092:13 pm
There We Go Kotchmeister…!
Now If we can get some extra-basehits with runners on and less than 2 outs!
Ha! RHR – I heard Boog say that and I was like…wait, DOB, Red Sox…?
June 28th, 20092:14 pm
Hey wait, supposedly that O’Brien is of the Red Sox broadcasting team, not the AJC.
Holy jeez, I hope Frenchy’s ok. Owch.
HBP in the head?
Jeff’s batting gloves are ugly. I think he is bleeding each time i see them. As I type this Penny tries to help Brave’s fan everywhere.
That Ball must hit the bill of the helmet, i thought it hit the bat!
Take the base Jeff.
I hope Frenchy is ok…..
that is one way to get on base, francine. keep it up.
June 28th, 20092:15 pm
Anyone have a clip for Yunel’s tirade the other day?
Atta boy Frenchy take one for the team
Oh dear God, Diory Hernandez.
"Chef" Tim Dix
Finally, The Frenchman uses his head.
we were close to getting 2 in the 1st…Big Red is pitching well!
Yeah N8, I knew I was asking for it, (notice I wrote suck it curse! instead on this new blog)…but I don’t care. I have faith in Chipper. He may not come out of the slump now but he will come out of it this season.
How did Frenchie not swing on that pitch (that hit him). Wow good control there Jeff.
Come On D! No DP’s Please…
Man We are missing Esco…!
June 28th, 20092:16 pm
Way to go D.
But Joe likes Diory Mitchell, what’s not to like.
c’mon tommy you gonna have to help yourself here
June 28th, 20092:17 pm
please Bobby, you want to win, right? Let Yunel play, he can do whatever the heck he wants out on the field so long as he is hitting the ball
Kawakami moved back to Friday, instead of Tuesday. Not surprising, considering how cautious Braves usually are in these instances, and with off day in schedule all the pitchers get regular rest anyway.
June 28th, 20092:18 pm
Blanco…is going to lead off the next bottom half..good news
June 28th, 20092:19 pm
DOB – I’m keeping an eye on your 2:07.
June 28th, 2009
And kamakazi pitches much better with extra rest so this should work out nicely!
June 28th, 20092:20 pm
RJB in DC
June 28th, 20092:21 pm
Arg- 4 run fourth for the Phillies. 5-4 over Toronto in the bottom of the inning.
June 28th, 20092:22 pm
Sure Joe likes Diory. After all he replaces Esco in the lineup and on the field. I think he would be cussing at Esco if he were being as aggressive as Diory, the .136 hitter.
Guess that’s why they call it the hot corner.
Phillies Bats are getting hot before coming to Atlanta, Not Good!
June 28th, 20092:24 pm
Phillies Bats Are Getting Good After They Got Their Asses Chewed Out Friday Night!
Crazy if Hansen pitches a no hitter when he is sick
My fingers are exhausted after typing a sentence Tomahawkin style.
3 more up… 3 more down
June 28th, 20092:25 pm
I found the answer to my question. Here is the clip of Escobar having a temper-tantrum:
June 28th, 20092:26 pm
Ha Ha, Big Sloppy…! Love It!
June 28th, 20092:27 pm
Bout time they exposed that DH
wait Ortiz is playing 1B? hahaha
Can we make something out of this, please. no DP kelly
They ain’t paying Papi to field, obvioiusly….
Pitching matchups for Philly series look solid for Braves:
Tuesday: Lowe vs Joe Blanton (4-4, 5.06)
Wednesday: Jurrjens vs. Cole Hamels (4-4. 4.44)
Thursday: Vazquez vs. undecided.
what’s Kelly think he’s doing?
June 28th, 20092:28 pm
my guess is Brazil will win 2-0
god, he is awful, why can’t he even get a bunt down, why is he playing
God This Team Sucks hittint Fundamentals-wise…
Fire TP NOW!
Francoeur made it a point to tell me before the game that he’s wearing his lucky “turkey underwear” that his wife bought him at Thanksgiving. He claims the Braves are 6-0 when he’s worn them this season, and that he broke them out Monday for the Cubs after the two weekend losses at Boston.
“I probably should have worn them yesterday, but they weren’t clean yet,” he said.
DOB- Depends on which Lowe pitches…the April/May one or the June one.
June 28th, 20092:29 pm
Well if no one’s going to say it, I will.
Thanks for the new blog, chiefie!
we do not do the little things right and we have not for a long time now
There are two DOB’s?!? My head is going to explode!
June 28th, 20092:30 pm
Why didn’t Joe Simpson rag on KJ for not getting the bunt down
This Team Needs To run more often, Nuff Said!
June 28th, 20092:31 pm
Come On B-Macc!
We need a single baby…!
The_Superhoo (Montana by way of Virginia)
June 28th, 20092:32 pm
doesnt Frenchy know you cant wash Rally Boxers???
Frenchy’s dirty undies sat uncleaned for 6 DAYS???? Outstanding!
June 28th, 20092:33 pm
foul out on a 3-0 pitch? geez
Man It hurt not getting that bunt down…That will cost us the game…
I don’t mind Joe dissing Escobar for what he did on the field Thursday because Esco was wrong. But ever since bobby benched Esco the 1st time Joe picks on every little thing he does like no one else is messing up. He got in a fit when Esco didn’t catch a ball on a steal or knock it down but Garret Anderson isn’t even paying attention on defense and he says it so calmly. Its becoming an obvious bias against Esco and to imply that Diory is having good at bats because he’s aggressive is just stupid. I guess he’s going with the Jeff Franceour school of hitting.
Because he is a nice white boy.
don sutton just ragged on kelly for running to third, green cut him a break and went with the sure out at first, if kelly can’t bunt or be smart on the bases and he surely can’t hit, why does he continue to play? is it his great glove?
This team has been caught stealing more often then they’ve stolen successfully. If anything, they should steal less, but they definitely shouldn’t try to steal more. I like the plan right now–steal on the pitcher, and only when you’re pretty sure you’ll make it, not “get to first and go go go!”
All I'm Saying Is...
Cardinals just traded for Mark DeRosa getting him from Cleveland for a reliever and a pitcher to be named:
The Cleveland Indians traded infielder Mark DeRosa to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night for reliever Chris Perez and a player to be named later.
DeRosa, who the Indians acquired from the Chicago Cubs in a trade last offseason, was hitting .270 with 13 homers and 50 RBIs.
DeRosa goes from the Indians, who have the worst record in the American League, to the Cardinals, who are tied with Milwaukee for first place in the National League Central.
Perez, who turns 24, on July 1, has a 4.18 ERA in 29 appearances with a 1-1 record and one save. Shapiro hopes he can help Cleveland’s beleagured bullpen, which is a major reason the Indians are 31-45.
“He throws 93 to 95 (mph),” Shapiro said. “He had back end stuff and the ability to get a strikeout.”
BOTTOM LINE: We could have picked up DeRosa and sat Kelly Johnson’s sorry butt. Was Frank Wren asleep at the switch?
June 28th, 20092:34 pm
Green light on 3-0 rarely works out for the Braves.
Jake..are you implying that Joe has a new man crush on diory
Bobby should bench Frenchy’s wife / maid.
June 28th, 20092:35 pm
DANGIT!!!!!!! When is that man gonna get another freaking hit with RISP…when is ANYBODY on this team gonna get a freaking ht with RISP!!!
I’m so sicka him being the last out in the inning, BTW…
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