1:54 pm June 28, 2009, by David O'Brien
June 28th, 20092:56 pm
Ha Ha…! Big Sloppy Does It Again…!
Nice play by Green. A real 1B, that’s an out.
Great hustle by Francoeur. Like to see that.
Steve from OH
kirkinga, are you suprised that you’re seeing comments like that? LOL! Gotta find something to complain about, or else they wouldn’t be able to post anything…got nothing to contribute except that.
June 28th, 20092:57 pm
A. 3 guys pitching like aces (TH, JJJ, JV)
B. 1 Guy pitching like a #2 pitcher (KK)
C. 1 Guy pitching like a #3 pitcher (DL)
D. 2 Guys pitching like closers (Soriano + Gonzo)
E. 3 guys doing good middle relieve: OFlaherthy + Moylan + Acosta
How the hell arent we in 1st place???
Of course I know the answer……….
once again, Ortiz is playing 1B? hahaha
GA has climbed his SLG .030 points last 20 days
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Nice, im loving these SB.
June 28th, 20092:58 pm
Frenchy…the five tool..tool
Braves should just run and run and run
where’s this speed coming from with Jeff?
Keep The running game going…!
Greg Olson Homers
Good point. Our pitching is nasty.
Question: If you were the Indians, would you trade Mark DeRosa for Kelly Johnson?
June 28th, 20092:59 pm
Oh what could have been if we would have taken Lester and the RS had taken Jeff/
Hey. Whaddya know? These guys have enough speed for Bobby to actually make sh!t happen, when he wakes up and let/orders them.
Nothing like waiting until late June to realize that your 25 man roster isn’t the roster that you can wait for the 3-run HR with.
Somebody make sure that Bobby hasn’t been given a sedative and one of the players aren’t calling the shots.
RJB in DC
So far, all this extra running has been doing is to jack up the percentage of runners we leave is scoring position…
Steve from OH
Nice summary of the Braves needs. I’m not as confident about first base as you, but Casey does bring gold glove defense everyday. Truth be told, if we had decent outfield production, Casey’s lack of power wouldn’t look like such a glaring need (as many have pointed out).
GAs BA has increased .034 last 20 days.
Chill out – pitchers argue strike calls all the damn time. Nothing unusual or inappropriate by Hanson there.
I guess one person’s “nothing unusual or inappropriate” is another person’s “showing up” or “unprofessional”. Well hitters react to calls too, I’ll just add that. But I want to know where the line is drawn because it seems to me Hanson hasn’t been here long enough to come back at the umps yet.
June 28th, 20093:00 pm
US up 2-0!!
Dammit, I missed a homerun. I wondered what everybody was talking about.
That’s something you gotta see first-hand, doesn’t happen every day.
Seriously, everybody needs to give it up to GA. He may not impress based on his expressions of casualness or whatever but he’s been hitting the ball all over the place.
Again as I said before though, why couldn’t he have just done that in the 9th inning?
He did double but Chipper hits a homerun and GA hits a homerun. Not the greatest of timing guys.
USA SCORES AGAIN!!!!!! 2-0!!!
Considering he’d be going into another league. It’s more understandable to take a player not hitting well. He can essentially start over. Cause they can always trade him again.
LOL at Yunel.
wow what a goal!
Meaningless stat of the day: if the Braves beat Brad Penny today, it will be their first victory this month over a pitcher with a winning record on the day of the game, and the first since they beat Jon Garland on May 29th.
Gator in the Hootch
Trust me the Braves do not have the worse fans in baseball, we may be lackadaisical, but we are not the worse. Braves fans are spread out. Red Sox are hot right now. They are getting the rockstar treatment on the road. We used to get the same thing when we were good.
June 28th, 20093:01 pm
Thats Frenchy for you!
that was fugly.
Why am I not watching soccer?
If the US starts taking over soccer the rest of the world is going to start really hating us.
Another Baserunning Blunder, WTF Was that…!
nice job jeff………….lame
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Yunel was explaining to McLouth what he did to the score keeper. Anybody else see that?
That was awesome by the way Jeff. No big deal.
cmon jeff, wtf
Bad, bad, bad
Frenchy always finds a way to kill a rally.
Let the Frenchy dumping begin. I’ll start.
How stupid can you be?
The_Superhoo (Montana by way of Virginia)
June 28th, 20093:02 pm
Wells just made the catch of the day to rob the phillies of 2 runs.
And Joe pulls his punch, and doesn’t really call Jeff out… if that had been Escobaby… OK, I’ll stop now.
Doc Holiday, because we got a GM that refuses (which might be a good thing) NICE BASE-RUNNING JEFF!!!, to add any power to the roster (and eliminate the weak links), and a manager that seems to be enamored with the weak link guys in the lineup.
thats like, little league sh*t
Jeff–you do not run from second when it’s hit to the SS.
Every time he steals a base he makes a dumb play on the rest of the bases…
I don’t like soccer either, but I don’t have much choice in what to watch here in the IKE. Besides, any chance I get to the US stick it to the rest of the world, I’ll gladly watch.
Jeff just cost us a run.
man if Jeff had been on base
Oh. My. God.
I could kill somebdoy right now. I knew that would happen.
nice play jeff, nice play
Worst. Baserunning. Team. In. Baseball.
Baserunning and piss poor fundamentals hurt the braves yet again…!
June 28th, 20093:03 pm
i am beginning to believe some of you are right … JS will not say anything bad about Jeff and KJ … Jeff just cost the Braves a run
Steve from OH, you’re right man. I should have considered the source and held my tongue.
What the hell is Diory Hernandez doing on second base!
Mark DeRosa might be a nice piece addition on a contender, but he’s a long way from being a difference maker to a pretender
I dont care how little or how much he cost talent/prospect-wise, the Braves getting DeRosa woulda made no sense
That’s about as dumb a pitch as you can make 0-2 to a pitcher. You give him a pitch that he can actually adjust to. Brad Penny is as dumb as a sack of hammers.
Now that one is ok….cause I believe Escobar would get called out if he did that.
Nope- Joe is now slamming Frenchy for the lost run.
i cant hit, field or throw, but i know i can run the bases better than that
All I'm Saying Is...
Leave GA and Escobar alone—those two are at least a threat and are producing at the plate. With Chipper and McCann, they represent our only consistent bats. Hopefully, Nate will keep plugging away. Besides those five players, we got nothing.
Instead of focusing on things like a lack of hustle from GA or Escobar flinging his bat, THE ANNOUNCERS AND MOST OF THE FOLKS ON THIS BLOG NEED TO TAKE NOTE OF OUR MAJOR PROBLEMS AND BENCH FRANCOEUR, KJ, AND KOTCHMAN AND BRING SOMEONE OFF THE BENCH OR SOMEONE, ANYONE FROM THE MINORS TO PLAY RF, 2B, AND 1B. I don’t care who you get as anybody could do better!!!
A 10 yr old little league player knows not to run from 2nd to 3rd on a ball hit to SS. What a fool!!!!!!!!!
C’mon Greg White!
Joe Simpson Where at the Cheap Shots at Francine At…?
Had Esco done that you’d still be going off!
Don’t feel bad kirk, I’m terrible at it too…
GAs OBP has climbed .030 points last 20 days.
Coach (Moon Pie, Anyone?)
June 28th, 20093:04 pm
Francoeur’s idiocy just cost the Braves a run!
My boy Blanco is about to jack one out.
Why would he? They’re nice whit guys who go to Church and love their moms. Oh, they might not be the best baseball players, but they sure have nice smiles.
I like how my best chance at seeing the Braves win in several days is killed by heavy rains knocking out my sattelite signal.
June 28th, 20093:05 pm
amazing how joe didn’t point that out…frenchy base running blunder….cost us a run..if it escobar..we would hear about fundamentals of baseball..keeping your head in the game…yada yada yada
Diory, Tommy, Gregor and Kelly, thats four automatic outs in a row. Did any team ever had four worse hitters in a row in their lineup???
June 28th, 20093:06 pm
Sorry-my bad… It was Jim and DOn on radio
Diory, Tommy, Gregor and Kelly, thats four automatic outs in a row. Did any team ever had four worse hitters in a row in their lineup??
Ok, so does Frenchie’s nonplay enough to sit him down or get thrown under the bus? Or was that “normal” too?
I am watching online. What happened to French at third?
And Jeff costs us a run again. Or at least a runner at 3B with less than two outs.
THAT is why this team is NOT going to win squat this year.
This team needs to be gutted of the guys that not only don’t perform, but don’t think.
I (along with some others), have stated many times that if 3 or 4 of the guys on this 25 man roster were simply replace with LEAGUE AVERAGE guys, we’d have a winning record.
It’s that simple. We have two guys (Jeff and KJ) who just aren’t good ball-players. Then when you add that to guys being hurt, and other guys that are probably alright on good teams, but not good enough to make up for the rest of the crap on the roster (Garret, Kotchman – love his glove), it just makes for a team that can’t sustain rallies or winning streaks.
We’ve got the pitching to hang with anybody. ANYBODY. But this lineup has to be the worst lineup that the Braves have had since the late 80’s. Possibly even worse than some of those squads.
Good AB by gregor
Frenchy been taking base running 101 stupidity from our idiot SS?
Sit that MFing Francouer down. Or packing.
June 28th, 20093:07 pm
Great AB. KJ take notice.
No mention of the Francoeur costing us a run. Esco is in Joe Simpsons “doghouse”. Like it really matters. I only care about Bobby’s doghouse. Just tired of hearing Joe go on and on about Esco.
This Team Sucks…! Piss Poor Fundamentals again! Someone needs to be held accountable for this crappy play. It should be 3-0 right now…Arrgghhh!
Blanco had the best AT-Bat of the inning
Martin Prados numbers on june 2rd:
OBP SLG OPS AVG
.314 .423 .737 .244
His numbers as of today:
345 .432 .777 .280
NO MORE BOBBY
HANSON SHOULD BE THE BRAVES BATTING COACH.
June 28th, 20093:08 pm
Considering 2/4 just got on base……right?
We have some baserunning geniuses on this team. Of course that is a reflection of our manager Donk!
Interesting fact: In the last 23 games, we are 4-0 when Tommy Hanson starts and 4-15 in the games that he doesn’t start.
Sounds like I missed a great opportunity to bash JF. Damn. Damn. Damn!
Francouer took his dumbass approach at the plate to the basepaths with him. Yeesh, He sucks as bad as Loaf. I don’t give a crap about Loaf’s HR. he SUCKS.
I’ve seen that play they’re talking about. ‘78 world series, reggie jackson let’s the ball hit off him and goes into foul territory and an extra runs scores.
That’s the Yankees, they get away with it. Always have always will.
And you’d think if you’re Reggie Jackson and you hit three homeruns on three pitches to clinch the the world series a year before against the very same team, you wouldn’t stick your ass out to let the ball go into foul territory like a bush leaguer.
Sort of like something A-Rod would do.
June 28th, 20093:09 pm
In Frenchy’s defense – when other team hits balls to our idiot SS, they take third and there is never a successful throw over to third.
Id say Prado and GA are heating up……….some more numbers to try getting to the bottom of this.
Hey, who took out my Florida Evans reference?
why does it feel like we’re losing.
Frenchy should drag those drawers on every day, even if they aren’t perfectly clean. Never heard of skid-marks killing anybody.
Apparently “all I’m saying is…” is unaware of GA’s -17.1 UZR/150, his -.6 WAR (right on par with Frenchy) and his -5 +/- over the last three years. That’s not accounting for this awful, awful defensive season. Meanwhile, Kotchman actually has a postitive WAR and was 2nd overall among 1B with a +31 in the +/- statistic.
Yeah, GA is producing and Casey sucks, all right. Casey ain’t a great 1B, but he’s a heck of a lot more valuable to this team than GA right now.
Hey Schuerholtz are you watching this good for nothing team we have? It doesn’t appear so. OMG.
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