3:47 pm July 7, 2009, by David O'Brien
July 7th, 200910:32 pm
Francoer- king of the infield single
What a speedster!
Man he got all of that one.
Steve from OH
No guarantees? That’s fine. The way I see it, his glove is gonna always give him a ton of value. His bat looks to be there. He walked 13% of the time as a 22-year old rookie. That’s impressive plate discipline. Not worried at all.
infield singles, the only way he is getting a hit but hell we will take it.
At keast Francine Hustled…Time For Insurance…! Lets Do This!
That was the hit that will turn Jeff’s season/career around! YEAH!
the hopes of the braves nation rest in your hands mr. hanson
what is ISO?
July 7th, 200910:33 pm
Yes, I would blame the bullpen. They should be able to pitch 2 scoreless innings, especially when both Gonzo and Soriano are rested.
Rob from SC (Please don't trade Escobar)
This Conrad is a keeper. Watch him get sent down in favor of Norton
Nice bunt Conrad! Scrappy player.
Conrad is a gamer folks.
July 7th, 200910:34 pm
Who gives a damn if the cubs fans like gonzo’s delivery.
Jman (Release Frenchy NOW!)
Is it just me or can this Conrad kid play!?
Conrad looks like he will fit in well
That is an error. The Braves announcer are begging for Francoeur to be given a hit on that play. Francoeur swings at the first pitch and hits a weak grounder that the shortstop makes a bad throw on.
If Francoeur gets credited with a hit there, then he is guaranteed at least 3 more games in the line-up, lol. Meanwhile, Matt Diaz will continue to languish on the bench.
NIce bunt there by Konrad. Dude can hit the homer and bunt.
Wow…a brave actually layed down a good bunt
Love Conrad…I think McLouth should try to hit for a bunt…at worse sac the guys over to 2nd and 3rd.
why not use a pitcher to bunt here?
Damn That Conrad Has Shown More Hustle Running than The entire team All Year…! Love It when The players who just got called up outhustle the Primadonnas on this team…!
Come On Matty-D!
Have to score at least one run with inning and give Soriano some breathing room. If they don’t score after putting Francoeur on 2nd with 0 outs, momentum WILL shift.
case and point
July 7th, 200910:35 pm
WTF use diory in that spot
good job Matty
Not only can Conrad flash a little leather, and hit with some pop.. He knows how to bunt.
Makes ya wonder why he’s been marinating in AAA all year…
Diaz, you f*cking bum!
spoke too soon
Isolated Power, or the difference between BA and SLG. Measures how much of your SLG is due to XBH.
Bunting, RU Serious WTF!!!! I hate This (Exepletive) strategy by Booby C! ARRRGHHHH!
Matt should have never been in there bunting my god Cox what a waste
Why is Diaz bunting, why would you use a position player to bunt WTF BOBBY
The Braves have historically always pounded Aaron Heilman. Hopefully, the lack of a Mets uniform won’t change that.
Diaz bunts like I dance.
Bobby Cox makes me scratch my head
That’s silly to pinch hit Diaz and then have him bunt.
terrible, terrible form matty!
Now I have to agree with the announcers. Bobby should have used Blanco if he wanted a bunt there. That was just bad managing there.
NO MORE NO MORE BOBBY
I mean, really? Gonzo wont always be perfect, nor will he always blow it. He gets the job done more
often than not. Didnt your mamas never tell you that its better to say nothing and look dumb than to open your mouth and remove all doubt?
Blanco should have been up there. Fire Bobby already!
July 7th, 200910:36 pm
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Cmon Nate dog
DP Time! “Bank On It!”…Come On Nate Dawg!
Don’t get me wrong, I love Gonzo. When he’s on he’s one of the most intimidating, unhittable pitchers in baseball.
But the guy unpredictable in non-save situations AND he’s been over-worked. What did Bobby not get about him throwing the ball through the backstop the other night against the Phillies.
Every game you can count on at least one bonehead move by Cox
“At keast Francine Hustled…Time For Insurance…! Lets Do This!”
Well said – If you hustle like that, good things tend to happen –
Who was it that said “Luck is the residue of design” – Durocher maybe?
Not to go off subject but is it just me or does ESPN cover the NBA way too much when the sport is about equal to nascar or hockey right now. Its baseball season and other than baseball tonite they talk little about baseball.
Why in the world would you pinch hit Matt Diaz to bunt?
WGN seems to think its silly to waste our best pinch hitter to bunt in that situation… hmmmm
Totally agree with the WGN announcers…Diaz should not have been the guy to try the sac bunt there.
Not a Bobby basher, but have to agree, doesn’t make much sense to use Diaz in a bunting situation…
Save them Prado …
I F*ING HATE MATT DIAZ.
only the braves can butcher an inning after having the first two batters reach. my god.
Awful with the bunt.
I defend Bobby a lot, but he deserves to be bashed for not using anybody but Diaz to bunt. Very stupid! Now there’s two outs.
July 7th, 200910:37 pm
and that my friends is how you screw up a promising start to an inning..
TERRIBLE MANAGING BY BOBBY COX! HOW IN THE WORLD DO YOU SEND DIAZ UP THERE TO BUNT!!!!!! IT COST US A FREAKING RUN!!!!!! AWFUL COACHING, JUST PLAIN AWFUL! BLANCO SHOULD HAVE BEEN SENT UP TO BUNT! THIS MAY COST US THE GAME FOLKS AND IF IT DOES, PUT IT ON BOBBY!
Classic Bobby move…. put Gregor in for defensive purposes after Diaz messes up the bunt lol
Time for Prado come through…he has been lately.
I hope that my bad feeling doesnt mean anything. Bobby killed this opportunity by bringing in Diaz to bunt. I hope that Soriano comes on and shuts the door.
Gotta love WGN says they’re not “questioning Cox” but wondering why he sent Diaz up there to bunt… Instead of somebody like Blanco.
Agree- Blanco should have bene in there bunting Cox sucks
can Chipper pinch hit
Matt Diaz has 4 career sacrifice bunts. FOUR. Just plain stupid. Let him hit or let someone who can’t hit (we’ve got plenty of those) bunt.
July 7th, 200910:38 pm
Senile Bobby is back!
Black Like Me
“Mclouth-Heyward-Schafer is absolutely beastly one of the best in the majors”
You got to be kidding. When compared to Rameriz,Kemp,Eisler, Pierre with the Dodgers or Upton, Crawford,etc. with the Rays. Schafer cannot overcome the drugs and is finished.
i can assure everyone that you are officially a Dumbass
Come on PRADO!!!!!!!!!!
THIS MAKES ME SICK! BOBBY COX IS OVERRATED!!!!
It’s amazing-Bobby always gives the other tea an extra chance.
Should have used Blanco to bunt, that is one thing he is great at.
The Braves butcher a perfect opportunity to add at least 1 run this inning.
If we lose this game, so help me
July 7th, 200910:39 pm
Innings Like This Shows Why This Team won’t make it beyond third place…We have done crap like this all year and yet it still goes on and Mgmt and the coaches fail to take accountability for this garbage!
Someone needs to call these clowns out NOW!
Edward( Bobby Retires after 2009 or Bust )
Bobby screwed this one up beyond belief. There’s no way Diaz should be sent up to bunt, especially while Blanco and Hernandez are on your bench.
Even if we win this game, Bobby Cox is a frickin retard
they get an “F” for that inning. Totally screwed it up … would not be surprised if it cost (at least) Javy a win
UNBELIEVABLE. If the Braves lose this game, Bobby Cox needs to be fired.
Anyone on here who thinks Bobby Cox has a clue, please raise your hand. Even the Cubs’ announcers recognized the stupidity of using your best hitter on the bench to bunt.
If you’re going to bunt, put Blanco in. If you send up Diaz, let him hit.
You can cite Cox’s record all you want. The simple fact is, he is not smart enough to manage a major league team without the excess of talent he had for most of his tenure here.
Schafer cannot overcome the drugs and is finished.
Spare me. Should we get Larry back to give expert testimony that HGH doesn’t appreciably enhance athletic performance, or can you just take my word for it?
July 7th, 200910:40 pm
Schafer cannot overcome the drugs and is finished.
Your an idiot
Robbed Prado on that one. We need Soriano to come through. With a day game tomorrow, it’s important that we win this one.
Gonna blow it in the 9th
Cubs win! Cubs win! Cubs win!
Well… Gotta depend on Soriano to go out there and be perfect (or near perfect) tonight.
i dont understand how there could be a single bobby supporter left…. the guy makes mistakes after mistakes. when will it end? until hes gone of course….
Way to go Slobby Cox! He had better hope Soriano doesn’t pitch like he did in Washington because if we lose…
Black like Me
First of all i said one of the best. And i am saying they will be beastly if they perform the way they are advertised
July 7th, 200910:41 pm
The guys coming up to the plate are a combined 4 for 9 for the game. Yikes.
No Offense, But Why Do You waste your time watching BSPN and then complain about the garbage they choose to show…Just do like me and refuse to watch that Garbage Network out of protest
Man…this is scary.
BOBBY IS TRYING TO LOSE THIS GAME.
I’m sick of it.
We better damn win this game.
I can honestly see this inning going all wrong! These kind of critical mistakes cost you ballgames. Its part of baseball….Bobby Cox should feel awful right now…if we lose, he better come out and apologize for making a mistake! The Braves have to win this ballgame….and to make a mistake like that is unforgiveable!
And they’ll start bs about getting screwed by the umps
You know, I want the Braves to win, but right now, I almost want them to lose to help point out just how retarded their manager is
I mean it takes work to mess up a game like this – he sat there mining turds out of his nose with his left front hoof for eight innings and THIS is the strategy he came up with?
Those decisions by Bobby Cox is the reason why we only won 1 World Series
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