1:54 pm June 28, 2009, by David O'Brien
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June 28th, 20093:09 pm
If that had been Escobar who made the same base running error, Cox would be going crazy in the dugout. Instead, his boy Francoeur gets another pass.
THIS IS ANOTHER REASON WHY COX NEEDS TO RETIRE. The man’s judgment is terrible.
June 28th, 20093:10 pm
In case you hadn’t noticed, the rest of the world ALREADY hates us!
Damn. Damn. Damn!
Johnny Wheelchair (Captain of the Special Olympics baseball team)
“Worst. Baserunning. Team. In. Baseball.” Murphy Rules
I agree. Even my team could “outrun” them.
I wonder if Donk is gonna pull JF from the game and start backstabbing and badmouthing him in public after that donkey-style baserunning move
Nope – guess Frenchy gives him too many of those yummy sugar cubes
The difference between now and a month ago… a month ago I’d be watching the hapless Braves in a huge series against the Sox… Today I’m watching USA Soccer instead of the Bravos… USA USA USA! Screw the horrible Braves!
damn I feel real sorry for Javy
Did you know during Frenchy hot streak..last seven days..he is only batting .261 during this hot span
I actually don’t entirely disagree with you in terms of Escobaby getting called out when many of his teammates make garbage decisions and have crappy ABs all day long…
That being said – I think pitchers are allowed to have a little attitude when it comes to strike calls… Maybe I’m offbase, but Hanson is fighting to get the strike zone called more favorably his way.
McFann Ô What does Francouer after everyone of his 5 HRs? Swings outta his shoes at the first pitch, next AB. He is just Stupid.
June 28th, 20093:11 pm
Buck Martinez keeps trying to give reasons why the Red Sox will own Hanson soon
Steve from OH, I wonder if there is some kind of Blogger Rehab to help when you lose control and fall of the wagon, so to speak…lol?
please, listen to the radio. powell was on francine for that blunder and they were on kelly earlier for his mistakes.
I mentioned this a while back but I’m going to mention it again. I think Eddie Perez should be the bench coach instead of Chino. Eddie would be a great influence to have on the bench during the game instead of answering phones in the bullpen. I think he could especially help Yunel because I don’t think Chino is getting through. Yunel probably feels like he’s being singled out and picked on and frankly he’s right. I don’t condone all of his actions but he’s not the only Brave who doesn’t always have his head in the game. At least he performs well when he does.
June 28th, 20093:12 pm
There is no defense for that last play. It’s bad baserunning plain and simple. When Garrett Anderson did it Monday it was the same thing. And once again with the idiot comment. Did you wreck your head to come up with that. I said it once and i’ll say it again. Boston won with a bunch of idiots so thats kind of defeating your argument.
June 28th, 20093:13 pm
TP is Working Hard with them My Ass
Gimper gets ate up! Imagine my shock.
Chip can’t field…at all
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Move Chipper to 1B, he is a huge liability at 3B.
Come On Hoss “Get In Front The DAMN BALL! Don’t Give me this Olay Bullshyt!!!”
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“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).”
Oh, so we are going to let Kotchman slide and say its the outfielders fault? What we now pay people whether they produce or not? Is Kotchman somebody’s favorite player now or are we okay with pathetic production from 1B despite our overall struggles?
Let’s get with the program people! These players are paid to produce and we haven’t been getting squat from RF, 1B, and 2B all year so why are these guys still in the line-up? Do they have compromising pictures of Bobby and Frank (or God forbid, Bobby with Frank?). Seriously, why are we still running Francoeur, KJ, and Kotchman out there (while focusing on GA and Esocbar who actually can and do hit the ball)????? Somebody answer me?
Nice quote JV.
June 28th, 20093:14 pm
Chipper can’t field the ball and Joe STILL manages to bring up Escobar!
OMG, Chipper makes a little league error. Every 8-10 year knows to get in front of the damn ball.
If you were Yunel, you would be the most clutch hitter on the team, you would make the most unmakeable plays, you would have fire and want to win, yet you would be constantly disciplined and berated by manager and coaches and stupid announcers. Meanwhile you would see Loaf loaf, KJ screw up continually with bad bunting and bad hitting, and Frenchy doing stupid things on the basepaths and leaving thousands on base with his amazing stubbornness at the plate, yet their awful play is totally tolerated and condoned. And the great Chipper is excused for terrible play in the field. What would you think? You left the island of Cuba and totalitarianism for opportunity, yet what do you see on this team and from these broadcasters of venal criticism.
June 28th, 20093:15 pm
So Prado and GA should play everyday……….Period.
2B problem solved……….KJ should be a great PH and nothing else, at least the rest of 2009.
Same goes for Diaz.
I think as long as bobby keeps acting as if the season is a prolongation of spring training and that players are still competing for positions………..we wont start winning.
Cox………..Prado has earned 2B job…………..let him have it and let KJ win it again if he wants it.
Same goes for GA. Players need to have roles. At least I think Cox has done good with GA………he is playing almost every other day. Same should be happening at 2B. And I would start platooning Diaz/JF. What do you guy s think about that?
Steve from OH
Oh, so we are going to let Kotchman slide and say its the outfielders fault?
Well, seeing as it really is our outfielder’s fault…
joe, I’m not sure the Red Sox will “own” Hanson soon. Because for one, I think Hanson will be out of the game before they get to seem him too much more.
But they are a very patient hitting team. So if his command is a little off, they will get to him eventually.
And Chipper can’t field a ball hit by the pitcher.
Here’s a trivia question for you. What do you get when you have 3 “DH’s” on your team, and 2 guys that can’t hit AT ALL?
Answer: 2009 Atlanta Braves everyday lineup.
Hanson’s starting to hang pitches. Time to get the pen up. Especially if the defense isn’t gonna play ball.
Haha… He tanked that play on purpose… even though this isn’t the California Penal League.
June 28th, 20093:16 pm
Nice DP…That was Big!
good looking DP right there
Wonder what Donk will have to say about Chipper’s solid fundamentals display
Nothing of course. Cant be badmouthing your golden boy
I smell a 3-2 loss and predict lots of pointing fingers at supposed bad balls-strieks calls
WOW! Who saw that ball going under KJ’s glove? Nice play guys. Can’t complain about that.
Wha’d Joe say about Esco now bravos2249? The usual nit-picky stuff?
June 28th, 20093:17 pm
Chipper Is Becoming More And More Like Roger Dorn!
If Hanson goes out there to start the 6th, that will prove yet again that Cox is an idiot
So, Chipper, how does it feel to have 13 errors on June 28th?
Hold on guys……….with this pitching its a matter of time for this team to win 11 out of 15 and then we will be in business
Tommy Hanson is 4-0, and he has to pitch around stupity and errors made by his teammates. Hanson wins in spite of them, and I was going to give Chipper Kudos on that HR too. Was…
We’re relating Chipper Jones to little leaguers now? lol.
June 28th, 20093:18 pm
don sutton has been saying the yankees and red sox were just throwing the fastball by chipper—-maybe he needs to take an ounce or 2 off the lumber
Tommy is a very good pitcher for his age and amount of experience.
Wouldn’t we agree.
Hanson is only at 81 pitches. I say put him out there for the 6th. If the bullpen comes in now, they have 4 innings to blow the game.
Hanson’r best start so far. That is our Roy Halladay, I’m tellin ya. Like how he’s pacing himself his last few starts, especially today with the heat. Gotta remember who he’s facing and whether you like them or not, Boston has a scary lineup.
June 28th, 20093:19 pm
Gotta like Hanson toughing it out. I can’t say it enough. When he gets more confidence in that change up, and commands his fastball better, he’s going to resemble Smoltz in a big way.
Chipper did the misplay and Joe brought up his and Escobar’s combined errors for SOME reason….I mean Yunel is a better fielder. Most errors he gets charged with would be base hits if he didn’t get to the ball so good.
Almost all of Chipper’s errors are routine plays.
braves will not win 11 out of 15 with 4 automatic outs each time thru the order in the everyday lineup
Amazing how KJ..is making 2.8 million and Frenchy is making 3.3 million
David O’Brien…….I totally agree with you on dude being wrong about Frank Wren. If Frank Wren had re-signed Smoltz, Glavine, and Hampton like most of these morons wanted him to, we’d have the ABSOLUTE worst record in baseball right now, with no hope for improving the team in the immediate future…….because our payroll would be tied up in multi-year contracts to over the hill, injured pitchers.
And to “make matters potentially worse”, these same morons want the Braves to pick up Hudson’s $12 mil 2010 option? So let me get this straight. Knowing that our starting 5 is the strongest part of our team………many of you want to see the Braves spend $12 mil to “keep” someone who has not pitched all year for us?
Yet many of you have the “nerve” to call for Frank Wren’s head because he wont improve the offense? If many of you morons had your way, the Braves would spend tens of millions of dollars on injured pitchers like Smoltz, Glavine, Hampton, and Hudson for 2010. Meanwhile, Derek Lowe and Javier Vazquez would have never been acquired……and Tommy Hanson would still be in Triple A, lol.
As things stand now, I see no reason to pick up Hudson’s 2010 option. I’d use that $12 mil to sign a slugging free agent.
Chipper + Yunel = The ammount errors as the entire Phillies team 24 ATL/27 Phillie.
Halftime USA up 2-0
Um Hanson is 3-0.
June 28th, 20093:20 pm
2-0 USA at the half.
Chipper has never been a gold glove 3B. But, to have 13 errors before the all star break is terrible. He just made another error and the reason he made it was his typical OH-LAY fielding. Even when you are young you are taught to get in front of the ball.
Trade Chipper to the American League for a big time prospect. He will never play 150 games ever in his life. He deserves to go to a winner in his defense. He is HALL OF FAMER. He is given us some good memories, but it is time for him to move on.
Tommy Hanson is 4-0, and he has to pitch around stupidity and errors made by his teammates. Hanson wins in spite of them…
He looks like a mature big league pitcher already. A lot of young guys would have lost their control after the error.
Brad Penny looks like he has a ton of gas…the stinky kind. Am I right?
KK has not allowed more than 3 runs in less than 5 IP in may nor june. His ERA on those 2 months…………..3.03 and 3.33
That is easily a #2 SP on any team in the league……….or at leat on 25 teams in the majors.
My God..it just keeps coming. Billy Mays, Mr. Infomericial, has died.
Tommy Hanson is the reason we are winning this game. I can’t wait until Cox pulls him due to some supposed artificial pitch count. Hanson is at 81 pitches. He won’t make it past the seventh even with the shut out.
June 28th, 20093:21 pm
Is Joe being sarcastic?
2-nil, good guys, in both this game and the U.S.-Brazil tilt.
“Tommy Hanson is 4-0, and he has to pitch around stupity and errors made by his teammates.” Jason
I’ll remind you that Tommy is 3-0. Please don’t make the mistake of assuming this one is in the bag.
June 28th, 20093:22 pm
I suspose ol Chipper is out his slump now with that solo HR in the first.
Yesterday the national media went berserk with the story line that Wakefield outpitched Javy. How absurd! Wakefield was pitching against the Braves, and Javy was pitching against the Red Sox. The way I see it, Javy outpitched Wakefield.
Hanson = 2ER last 22 IP
June 28th, 20093:23 pm
I think Doc was joking.
WTF is wrong with McCann.. Yeah better than Joe Mauer my as* give me a freakin break
N8, Hanson’s dominated them all game. Hope I didnt just jinx him.
Not sure if anybody pays too much attention to I-Tunes, but I was just on there and noticed that Michael Jackson currently has 42 of the Top 100 downloaded songs.
Who says death isn’t “good for business”? Not Jim Morrison or Elvis Presley, that’s for sure. MJ has probably sold more albums/downloads in the past week than he has in the past 2 years.
June 28th, 20093:24 pm
Given Kotchman’s lack of homer run power………he does have 18 doubles.
Francoeur has 2 homers since early May. For the season he has 7 doubles, 2 triples, and 5 homers. That’s 14 extra base hits, which is 4 less than those 18 doubles Kotchman has. And his .272 average is higher than Francoeur’s .245.
Billy Mays died too? Geez.
This all started after they announced Freddie Prinze Jr. would be joining the cast of 24 next season and could be a possible replacement for the Bauer character.
Salamander, True, goes to show what kind of talent he is. Oh and I meant 3-0. I am not assuming anything with the way the Braves are playing.
I’ve about had it with this guy…
So much for that good day, Jason…
What does Francouer after everyone of his 5 HRs? etc…
June 28th, 20093:25 pm
Shut up, “Adam Dunn”.
the bubble is about to burst for the braves today hanson is great garrett is good a former angel clutch hitter ,the rest of your team sux.
June 28th, 20093:26 pm
I know. Say it ain’t so Billy, say it ain’t so.
I just saw him on Conan the other night and just like that, he’s gone. The infomercial spokesperson community is reeling at the news of his death.
I’m a jackass. I’m not really a callous unfeeling person, I just sound like one. At least Billy didn’t sleep with little boys. As far as I know.
Take him out you stupid donkey
That 2nd pitch to JD Drew was a strike. Hanson’s still getting squeezed.
Any other ballpark and this game is 2-1.
Francoeur ran one down and made a fine catch! Lucky underwear, indeed.
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June 28th, 20093:27 pm
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Just gotta get two more Tommy and you can call it a day.
Although if he wants to go one more I’d be fine with that.
Jason, just giving you crap. I wouldn’t expect anybody to assume victory.
Yeah, let’s take out a pitcher who is at 80 pitches and throwing a shutout. Great logic.
Lucky underwear? What did I miss.
Wait, I don’t want to know.
June 28th, 20093:28 pm
I really really like Tommy’s two seamer, 93 with nasty sink and movement to the right.
McFann Ô The fact that everytime he does something positive, he comes back and returns to his stupid non thinking self.
Where was that?????
This guy is blowing strike calls over the place (strike 3 calls, nonetheless)
Nice curveball by Hanson, ain’t getting any borderline calls against the veteran Sox hitters when they take pitches. And that wasn’t even borderline.
June 28th, 20093:29 pm
I have never seen a better pitch not called a strike
It was a nice catch by Francouer. But I’m not buying the “lucky underwear” thing. Unless, after the game he claims he was going comando when making the baserunning blunder.
Like I said earlier. The umpires (who obviously call the “pitcher” not the strike zone), do not know Hanson’s breaking pitches. They’ve missed 2 or 3 of them every game.
Where is Eric Gregg when you need him?
The one to Varitek was understandable. McCann had to reach down a bit for it behind the plate. If he saw it dip, the ump did, too. That curveball to Youk was a strike. The ump gave up on the pitch.
Steve, sorry, but 1B is killing us just as much as RF. The team OPS for the Braves in RF and 1B are both 160 points below the league average for their respective positions. It’s time to stop giving Kotchman a pass. 2 HRs from first base is inexcusable
June 28th, 20093:30 pm
Gee-wiz, I forgot unFairchild was this bad…I knew I didn’t like him, but sheesh…
willieg, thanks for you comments. I really appreciate your informed appraisal of the Braves.
You should be a scout or something don’t you think?
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